Media watch – Tuesday

7 November 2017

MediaWatch

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  1. Pickled Possum

     /  November 7, 2017

    Northland Age editor did a scathing (imho an alternative spin truth) piece on legalising cannabis.
    http://www2.nzherald.co.nz/northland-age/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503399&objectid=11938825
    the resulting poll 57 for legalising …. 43 against.

    The question I would like to ask the 43 against is;
    Have you been affected by some one close to you that has taken
    P, E, LSD, Alcohol and then a puff? Then made a sweeping ‘gore list,’ like vote
    Are they against All Drugs like panadol and all those other chemical dols?
    Opiates kill too you know. Over dose of panadol resulting in death is Not that rare.

    If this was a binding referendum cannabis would be on its way to being legalised today.

    • Pickled Possum

       /  November 7, 2017

      Further on from Patu post last night; Hillbilly Heroin;

      “Prescriptions for an addictive painkiller known as “hillbilly heroin” are growing at an alarming rate despite nationwide calls for doctors to curb its use.
      The opioid oxycodone is now the No 1 prescribed medication for chronic severe pain in New Zealand.”
      WTF!!!!!! it kills on average 90 Americans a DAY.
      Wake up and see the profit that BIG pharma are making and that’s the only thing that is relevant to them. IMHO

      http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/global-drug-survey/9401214/Hillbilly-heroin-use-grows

      • Pickled Possum

         /  November 7, 2017

        Medical Cannabis relieves the Nationals arthritis gout severe back pain with NO deaths reported. With No inmates, in the slimmed down psych wards … if taken for pain, on an informed level.

        ‘The purpose of this bill is to make it legal for New Zealanders who are suffering from terminal illness or any debilitating condition to use cannabis or cannabis products with the support of a registered medical practitioner.
        Norml inform people of how to use cannabis.
        Which is much warranted in today’s strong products.
        https://norml.org.nz/medical/

  2. Blazer

     /  November 7, 2017

    those revered uber wealthy,’job creators’ and all round good sorts,don’t like paying tax ,leave that to the..’little people’…
    https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/05/paradise-papers-leak-reveals-secrets-of-world-elites-hidden-wealth

  3. Gezza

     /  November 7, 2017

    Looks like Freedom of Gesture’s gone for a burton under the Trump Administration, people ! 😡

  4. Gezza

     /  November 7, 2017

    There are several things wrong with this picture. Can you spot them?