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Cocaine Use, measured in notes...

I just saw this article on how, according to figures released, Cocaine was found on 95% of notes tested in the Washington DC Area. Obviously, the US Politico's are feeling the need to unwind. I can remember a similar study in Ireland a while a back where the results were around 80% (with the €50 note showing the highest result, as I recall). There were reports of people from all walks of life using Cocaine, from teachers, to construction, to surgeons using it before going into surgery...

So I was wondering, what is Cocaine use like amongst Switzerland movers? With all the Bankers in Zurich and Geneva, is Cocaine use rife? Is it constant? Or have the drug dealers taken a hit on this years returns?
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Old 17.08.2009, 16:19
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The reason so many people are using cocaine is, because you can get it for cheap. It has the status of a beer these days.

Analysis of waste water show that St. Moritz and Zurich are the regions where it is used the most.
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Old 17.08.2009, 16:27
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Re: Cocaine Use, measured in notes...

It has lost it's status for as a drug for the elite over the last few years. But I wouldn't follow the line that it's popular just because it's cheap. You pay for quality, and it's easy enough to tell whether you're getting cheap or quality with your cocaine.
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The drug war has failed. Time to end it to stop the casualties. 95% of people use a drug of some kind. Some are legal, some are arbitrarily declared illegal.
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Re: Cocaine Use, measured in notes...

After an increase in consumption early this decade, cocaine use has stagnated the last two years. In 2006, an estimated 100'000 persons were sporadic or regular cocaine users. The vast majority of users is older than 18 years. The Zurich based youth consulting institution Streetwork will release a detailed study about the last four years at the end of the year.

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http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/zuerich/erweiterte_pupillen_und_gepuderte_nasen_1.3296828. html
http://www.nzz.ch/2006/04/01/zh/articleDPTM7.html
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Switzerland has a large underground drug scene. Cocaine use is rampant in many places. The crystal meth, tamphetamin and ketamin is huge. I also heard Switzerland is now the largest supplier of the pot in Amsterdam.
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The drug war has failed. Time to end it to stop the casualties. 95% of people use a drug of some kind. Some are legal, some are arbitrarily declared illegal.

Sure. But don't you think the world would be better off if folks like Gadhafi, Larry E. the Great or some recent IL governor were more sober ?


Constant quarelling mode people taking products are on frankly causes me to wonder.


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Constant quarelling mode people taking products are on frankly causes me to wonder.
Huh??? ....
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TAnalysis of waste water show that St. Moritz and Zurich are the regions where it is used the most.
this is the time to say.. even though I have a ****** job, its better than some..

who has the lucky job of testing "waste water"
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The reason so many people are using cocaine is, because you can get it for cheap. It has the status of a beer these days.
Cocaine is not so cheap for some:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-13383662
We don't yet know the ins and outs of this particular story. Possibly never will.

Doesn't this make recreational users have second thoughts?
So many tens of thousands of people slaughtered in hoffific ways. Many not so innocent gang members, but what about the innocents and law enforcers, mayors, protestors/families?
Doesn't it make you so sick you feel you must/should stop on moral grounds?
Or can you go to your friendly drug dealer and ask them for fair trade cocaine or non-Mexican sourced product or something? If they said, "Yes, sure.", would/could/should you beleive them?
These stories out of Mexico just defy belief and turn my stomach inside out.
I'm sure addicts can't kick their habit but is it time for casual users to reflect?
Or do casual users feel angry or bitter that cocaine is still wrongfully illegal?

These constant stories just make me feel......words can't be found. +++++

(by the way I was just replying to the post. When I write 'you' I don't mean the OP)
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Or do casual users feel angry or bitter that cocaine is still wrongfully illegal?
Don't you think, perhaps, that is the widespread illegality of cocaine that leads to its production and distribution being dominated by criminals?
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Re: Cocaine Use, measured in notes...

I guess people don't use credit or debit cards to pay for their cocaine.
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Re: Cocaine Use, measured in notes...

They should legalize it. Production facilities will then be set up in China where we will only have suicides as a result rather than murder (except at Foxconn where one must now sign a no-suicide clause in the contract ).

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I guess people don't use credit or debit cards to pay for their cocaine.
You can't roll up a semi-rigid plastic card and use it to snort coke, either.

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You can't roll up a semi-rigid plastic card and use it to snort coke, either. :rolleyes.
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I guess people don't use credit or debit cards to pay for their cocaine.
Erm, as far as I understood can the cocaine not be found on the banknotes because they were used to pay the cocaine... but to consume it. Credit cards are made of plastic, so the cocaine would not be able to stick there. Otherwise I'd guess that be pretty many of the Black Amex cards in Zurich would be contaminated as well...
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I guess people don't use credit or debit cards to pay for their cocaine.
Maybe not to pay ..... but they still have their uses.

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Maybe not to pay ..... but they still have their uses.
I think the picture is inaccurate - I believe this is typically done on the cistern of a toilet. When a journalist managed to sneak into the German parliament building, he found traces in 22 out of 28 toilets...

http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutsc...100925,00.html
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I think the picture is inaccurate - I believe this is typically done on the cistern of a toilet. When a journalist managed to sneak into the German parliament building, he found traces in 22 out of 28 toilets...

http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutsc...100925,00.html
Correct! And weren't there similar statistics at Westminster too?
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Re: Cocaine Use, measured in notes...

I guess that a traditional Bavarian snuff tobacco catapult would be simply too obvious for most offices...

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