The Non Regulated Drug Trade

The Mexigogue always rails against government but we all know that without government regulation like the Food and Drug Administration most businesses, being free, would twitch their evil mustaches and sell us all poison food and drugs with impunity. Or would they?

An article on the WSYM website details a failed plot by Al Qaeda to poison the American cocaine supply with the help of a Columbian drug cartel. With no government oversight this plan should have certainly succeeded. It did not. Why? Because the Columbian drug lords decided selling their customers poison-laced cocaine would be bad for business.

You intentionally sell your customers poison, whether it is spoiled hamburger meat or cocaine laced with aresenic, you are screwing over your customer base and that will come back to haunt you. Any good capitalist knows that giving your customers an inferior product is going to kill your business in the long run and THAT, not the presence of the regulations of the FDA, is the main reason businesses try their best to offer you a quality product. Bin Laden, in this case, was thwarted not by government regulation but by good old capitalist greed (of the Columbian variety which is probably a purer form of capitalism than exists in the US at this point.)

I just realized that that link doesn’t take you directly to the news article. When you get to the WSYM site go to the right under headlines. It should be listed under Bin Laden cocaine plot.

18 Responses to “The Non Regulated Drug Trade”

  1. Mexigogue says:

    THE LEROY’S BAN MADE ME MISS LAURI-DAY!!!! GRRRR!!

  2. Phelps says:

    I just like the idea of all the neo-Prohibitionists running around screaming “DOES NOT COMPUTE! DOES NOT COMPUTE!!!”

  3. hulabelly says:

    (money moneymoney). Hooray for capitalism! I want to go shopping now.( money money money).I would like to have lots of money, but them what to spend it on?

    I liked this post, showing the honor of drug lords. People never cease to amaze.

  4. HMT says:

    Politics aside,

    lets all go do some drugs.

    and listen to Warrant.

  5. Linny says:

    see… I told you that people are basically good on the inside (where it’s all warm and fuzzy)

    but don’t go messing with my cocain… ‘cuz we all know that crack is whack but cocain is where it’s at!!!

    (disclaimer) I do not do drugs nor do I condone the ingestion of illegal substances.

    with that said… PARTY ON GARTH!!!

    (did a pod person kidnap me?)

  6. Citizen Quasar says:

    The law of supply and demand is a Natural law just like gravity. It is government regulation that causes our hard earned dollars to vamoose across the border to pay for drugs that ought to be produced locallay and dirt cheap.

    If Congress passes the new drug Codex (What? I didn’t see THAT on Penis Jennings.), you can kiss one-a-day vitamins, vitamin C, etc. good-bye too.

  7. Stop doing coke and do some home grown meth if you want your $ to stay in country. Maybe the meth lab producers should form an orginazation and advertise that their drug is locally made and supports American drug dealers.

  8. Mexigogue says:

    I was going to mention that poison coke would only be a boon to the meth industry.

  9. R says:

    Food and drug companies are not limited in their transgressions by malice.

    If your heartburn medicine wasn’t tested in order to reduce time-to-market so that drug company X could start hauling in the cash sooner, this isn’t due to malice or evil French moustaches. It’s due to good ol’ capitalist greed.

    Hell, they could sell you a placebo and you’d have no way of knowing if it was reducing your acid reflux.

  10. Phelps says:

    On the other hand, if you die from heart failure while the medicine that could save your life is held up by the FDA while they dig around in their navels for the answer to why someone would want the medicine, that isn’t from malice, just good old fashioned state-based incompetence and buearacratic power-mongering.

  11. Citizen Quasar says:

    Just because someone wants to catch a buzz or stay fucked up all the time should NOT be a crime. Hell, many people do that NOW and drugs are ILL-Eagle.

    Just wait until you need a perscription for more than 500mg of vitamin C per day. Forget “Chinese” herbs too! It’s all a power game.

    I just heard Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson turn over in their graves.

  12. Citizen Quasar says:

    “THE LEROY’S BAN MADE ME MISS LAURI-DAY!!!! GRRRR!!

    Let me tell ya’ll something about fighting: YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO WIN!”

    Sgt. Oliphaunt said this in front of the entire company at Monday morning formation when I was in the United States Army. He was refering to an incident in which three soldiers got their asses kicked by civillians while partying down by the river of Saturday afternoon.

    [Honorable mention: Jody Bray. He got hit in the top of his head with a crowbar and it only pissed him off and made him fight harder. He would have won it for them except he passed out due to loss of blood. He received 27 stitches.]

  13. Mexigogue says:

    If the heartburn medicine place sells a placebo they are eventually going to lose to the company that puts out an effective product. How dumb do you think customers are?

    If they don’t do enough testing on their product and it ends up killing people they will be sued. They are aware of this and THAT knowledge is a deterrent to their just putting anything out there they can combine in a beaker.

  14. R says:

    Mexigogue, you’re fixating on results that end in death. I’m talking about unchecked claims like “Works faster than Competition X!”

    Put that shit to market without testing. Who the fuck knows better? People will say “OMG, I will be so 1337 if I take this pill” and will buy it and buy it. They won’t die, but they sure as fuck won’t be jumping higher, running faster, and fucking Jenna Jameson because of the pill.

    But who’d know? And who’d care? The company that put out the alleged “better” product would be raking in the money.

  15. Mexigogue says:

    As a consumer I wouldn’t continue buying a product if I didn’t get the results I wanted.

  16. R says:

    How would you know? How would you know what it was supposed to do?

    “Boosts titration rate of carbamazepine to 200 mg/day. Trust us!”

  17. Mexigogue says:

    I wouldn’t buy that.

  18. Phelps says:

    Jenna Jameson hell, I want Julie Ashton. Besides, we have that situation now. Look at all this Enzyte style crap. They were selling that for TWO YEARS before someone sued them, because no one wanted to be the guy that said under oath, “I had a little dick, so I bought a bunch of Enzyte, and now I still have a little dick.” Mainly because everyone knows that a jury is just going to laugh some little dicked bastard out of court. Everyone knows that the bigger cock wins in the legal system.