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NYPD looks to GPS bottles to combat pill bandits
Fox ^ | 01/15/13 | Tom Hays

Posted on 01/15/2013 11:27:55 AM PST by AtlasStalled

The New York Police Department wants pharmacies in and around the city to fight prescription drug thefts by stocking pill bottles fitted with GPS tracking chips.

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1 posted on 01/15/2013 11:28:05 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled

Brilliant.Now the druggies will just discard the bottle ASAP.


2 posted on 01/15/2013 11:29:57 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: AtlasStalled

And the thieves will simply switch the pills into a different container.


3 posted on 01/15/2013 11:30:37 AM PST by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: Farmer Dean

logic and liberals don’t often agree.


4 posted on 01/15/2013 11:30:52 AM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: AtlasStalled

Microwave pill bottle for 5 sec.


5 posted on 01/15/2013 11:31:45 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: AtlasStalled

This will only catch the dumb pill bandits making way for smarter shrewder criminals.


6 posted on 01/15/2013 11:34:34 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Farmer Dean
Now see, you've just spoiled the whole idea.

Thanks to YOU, the thieves have a way around the new law.

Thanks to YOU, this technological advance will be useless.

They wouldn't have figured it out, except for YOU.

Whose side are you ON, anyway?

;-)

7 posted on 01/15/2013 11:34:58 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: AtlasStalled

When they come up with these ideas, you would think they would brainstorm how others would circumvent the technology. But I guess they do not.


8 posted on 01/15/2013 11:37:19 AM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: AtlasStalled

Why don’t they just stuff Bloomberg into a pill bottle?

He’s small enough....

Then he could “pop out” and arrest the drug theives....


9 posted on 01/15/2013 11:40:04 AM PST by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: Farmer Dean

“Brilliant”

Someone told me that if you score too high on the entrance exam for the NYPD you are excluded . . . I don’t know if there’s any truth to that but it was funny when I heard it.


10 posted on 01/15/2013 11:41:11 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled

Sorry, but why are we supposed to blindly trust police again?


11 posted on 01/15/2013 11:41:21 AM PST by Clock King
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To: struggle

Or use zip-lock baggies.


12 posted on 01/15/2013 11:43:49 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: AtlasStalled

They do know that if the people have the bottles inside there is a good chance they won’t be tracked. GPS won’t pick them up.


13 posted on 01/15/2013 11:46:12 AM PST by conservmassrep (Its not the size of the dog in the fight...its the size of the fight in the dog)
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To: AtlasStalled

What’s next Bloomie going to chip drink cups so people don’t drink too much soda??


14 posted on 01/15/2013 11:46:12 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: AtlasStalled

I do not carry around any of my prescription bottles. there’s just too many of them. I keep several days of pills in the same unmarker container, which will fit in my pocket.
I’m really fed up with nanny state drug laws that target everyone instead of the junkies. I don’t care if the junkies overdose; let them.


15 posted on 01/15/2013 11:48:34 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Children, pets, and slaves get taken care of. Free Men take care of themselves.)
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To: AtlasStalled

Obviously,the problem here is the easy availability of semiautomatic, high capacity prescription bottles. Why does a patient need to take more than one dose from the pharmacy anyway? Maybe we should just ban medicines that are too often diverted to illegal use.


16 posted on 01/15/2013 11:50:54 AM PST by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: jakerobins

Bloomie will put weigh stations all over New York.If your BMI is too high,you don’t get to eat that day.


17 posted on 01/15/2013 11:52:24 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: AtlasStalled

Once the druggies start transferring the pills into different containers Nanny Bloomberg will just outlaw Baggies.


18 posted on 01/15/2013 11:57:06 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio)
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To: conservmassrep

The tracking chips would not be inconspicuous either. You can get a small GPS tracker that simply stores the location data for later retrieval. However, if you want one that can transmit its location, it is going to be at least the size of a pager/garage door opener. So, I’m sure any bottles equipped with this technology would be significantly larger and easy to spot.


19 posted on 01/15/2013 12:16:39 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: AtlasStalled

Now, it’s just getting silly.


20 posted on 01/15/2013 1:08:43 PM PST by KGeorge (hoplophobia: n. irrational, morbid fear of guns. A mental disorder coined by Col. Jeff Cooper)
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To: Jack of all Trades

Believe me, it is headed that way (banning medicines, that is.)

Article just came out about Blomberg trying to limit pain meds in hospital ERs. I can’t get an rx I need due to DEA regulations limiting how much a pharmacy can keep in stock.

They say we may have to settle for the blue pill on one hand— on the other, they aren’t allowing pharmacies, ERs, etc. to dispense the blue pill...


21 posted on 01/15/2013 1:08:45 PM PST by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: AtlasStalled

I’d toss the bottle and tell them in Russian:

“Ave good day!”


22 posted on 01/15/2013 1:27:51 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: struggle

That’ll fry the chip..../s


23 posted on 01/15/2013 1:29:21 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: AtlasStalled

Talking about giving intelligent cops everywhere a bad name. How stupid can you be? NYPD the next Big Brother show on TV.


24 posted on 01/15/2013 2:14:54 PM PST by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: kosciusko51

In response to:

When they come up with these ideas, you would think they would brainstorm how others would circumvent the technology. But I guess they do not.

No...they only brainstorm on who will get the contract.


25 posted on 01/15/2013 2:52:52 PM PST by willyd (Don't shoot, we're Republicans!)
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