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One lump or two? How crystal meth use is so prevalent in North Korea, offering some to guests…
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:34 EST, 29 January 2014 | Daniel Miller

Posted on 01/29/2014 8:59:26 PM PST by Olog-hai

North Korea is in the grip of a crystal meth epidemic with the drug being produced on an industrial scale by corrupt officials in collusion with criminal gangs and the number of addicts spiraling.

Use of meth is reportedly so common in the shadowy communist state that offering some to house guests has been described as the equivalent of making them a cup of tea. […]

As one of the few commodities easily available, it is used for everything from treating colds to curbing hunger pangs during times of food shortages. But few users realize the dangers or what the side-effects will be. …

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: crystalmeth; northkorea
Full Daily Mail title:
One lump or two? How crystal meth use is so prevalent in North Korea, offering some to guests is the equivalent of making them a cup of tea
Guess they have a weird combination of Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four going on there, if this is true.
1 posted on 01/29/2014 8:59:26 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Or maybe Breaking Bad?
2 posted on 01/29/2014 9:04:53 PM PST by Jess Kitting
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To: Olog-hai

Well, that’s going to put a dent in their GDP.

Emptiness and despair, meet emptiness and despair.


3 posted on 01/29/2014 9:07:07 PM PST by lurk
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To: Olog-hai

Perhaps maybe that explains why Dennis Rodman is going to North Korea..for a lump. Probably that explains his angry rant on some news show too.


4 posted on 01/29/2014 9:09:25 PM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: Patriot Babe

Perhaps Rodman brought some with him to NK? Or maybe something else that is harder to come by there?


5 posted on 01/29/2014 9:12:47 PM PST by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Olog-hai

Soon they can issue food stamps and welfare payments.


6 posted on 01/29/2014 9:13:59 PM PST by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: Olog-hai

Helps them forget they’re starving...


7 posted on 01/29/2014 9:17:16 PM PST by 4Liberty (Optimal institutions - optimal economy.)
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To: Patriot Babe

like soma in Brave New World.....


8 posted on 01/29/2014 9:18:48 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: lurk

Imagine all the rotting teeth.


9 posted on 01/29/2014 9:22:40 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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"How crystal meth use is so
prevalent in North Korea...."


 

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10 posted on 01/29/2014 9:23:46 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Olog-hai
offering some to house guests

I did not know anyone had houses there.

11 posted on 01/29/2014 9:30:28 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Olog-hai

Meth is the opiate of the Communist masses.... Imagine that....


12 posted on 01/29/2014 9:31:02 PM PST by GraceG
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it is used for everything from treating colds to curbing hunger pangs during times of food shortages

For sure usage is rising.

13 posted on 01/29/2014 9:33:02 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: 4Liberty

Helps them forget they’re starving...

...and keep working.


14 posted on 01/29/2014 9:35:17 PM PST by Hugin
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To: Olog-hai

The NK government probably doesn’t care much


15 posted on 01/29/2014 9:50:21 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GraceG

What commie said ‘religion is the opiate of the masses’? (I think my Kindle is a communist. It refuses to let me type ‘commie’. It always types It ‘collie’. LOL


16 posted on 01/29/2014 10:34:58 PM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Olog-hai

So ... to all those people who think drug use is always bad. We could airdrop crystal meth (which could employ some people in Detroit, too, making it) and just send it over as “humanitarian aid.”

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” - Napoleon Bonaparte


17 posted on 01/29/2014 10:39:42 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: patriot08

What commie said ‘religion is the opiate of the masses’? (I think my Kindle is a communist. It refuses to let me type ‘commie’. It always types It ‘collie’. LOL

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opium_of_the_people


18 posted on 01/29/2014 11:02:08 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Olog-hai
A country run by a sociopath, possessing nuclear weapons, and now the whole citizenry is on methamphetamine.

What could POSSIBLY go wrong?

19 posted on 01/29/2014 11:25:47 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Olog-hai
Getting all amped up on methamphetamine in a society where you've no where to channel all the excess chemically induced alertness and energy has gotta suck.

I'd think heroin would be more conducive to a grey, lifeless, dank rathole such as North Korea. But, what do I know?

20 posted on 01/30/2014 8:50:32 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Lazamataz

LOL, funny if it weren’t so true!

Been reading a lot of interesting stuff about NK recently. Many observers think a shawowy group that has held power for longer than the little nutball has been around is really in charge. They say that the execution of Kim’s uncle and the statements made afterwards show that Kim is operating from a position of weakness, not power.

Things could blow up there soon, and I’m sure China is not happy about it.


21 posted on 02/04/2014 1:03:22 PM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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