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MP: I Took Crystal Meth to Improve Performance
The Local ^ | 10 Jul 2014

Posted on 07/10/2014 1:59:26 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A top Social Democrat politician on Wednesday admitted he took crystal meth, but said he only did it to improve his performance at work.

The apartment of Michael Hartmann, the interior policy expert for the centre-left SPD (Social Democrats), was searched by police last week in a drugs probe.

And on Wednesday the lawyer of the lawmaker from Mainz said his client did buy and consume a small quantity of the drug in autumn 2013.

His lawyer said he used crystal meth for around a month, but was not addicted to the drug. The lawyer said Hartmann had hoped to “improve performance” at work by taking it.

The 51-year-old had previously spoken out against using cannabis.

Hartmann stepped down as the SPD’s parliamentary spokesman for interior affairs after the allegations first came out last week, but he remains a member of parliament.

Police searched his home in Berlin after observing him buying the drug and are now investigating the case.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Germany; Government
KEYWORDS: meth; napl; wod

1 posted on 07/10/2014 1:59:26 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Uh huh just for a month eh? Open your mouth and let me see your gums...


2 posted on 07/10/2014 2:01:38 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: nickcarraway

That’s why I do it too...


3 posted on 07/10/2014 2:03:34 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: nickcarraway

That’s often how it starts.


4 posted on 07/10/2014 2:07:38 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: nickcarraway
A top Social Democrat politician

The thing is, it might have actually improved his performance.

5 posted on 07/10/2014 2:07:46 PM PDT 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: jsanders2001; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...


6 posted on 07/10/2014 2:12:42 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: nickcarraway

He could have taken prescription med Provigil, which does a really good imitation of cocaine. Said to enhance performance at work.

Legal and very expensive (over $100 apiece).

I suppose crystal meth has other “benefits.”


7 posted on 07/10/2014 2:16:29 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Wonder if he also sniffs ether to help get moving?

8 posted on 07/10/2014 2:18:33 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Wonder if he also sniffs ether to help get moving?

9 posted on 07/10/2014 2:18:33 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: nickcarraway
I understand Adolf Hitler was a speed freak too.

"And she goes running for the shelter of her mother's little helper..."

10 posted on 07/10/2014 2:20:31 PM PDT by VR-21 (Next Stop, Willoughby.)
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To: nickcarraway

*** had hoped to “improve performance” at work by taking it. ***

I had a work companion, a good family man who took meth to improve his work. It worked so well he lost his job and he is now well employed picking cucumbers at either Tucker or Cummins Prison farms.


11 posted on 07/10/2014 2:27:17 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: nickcarraway
The 51-year-old had previously spoken out against using cannabis.

Using meth is a much better idea.

12 posted on 07/10/2014 2:32:51 PM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: nickcarraway

Workplace Productivity Consultant

13 posted on 07/10/2014 2:38:14 PM PDT by Yossarian
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To: Drango

They don’t call Adderall the “breakfast of champions” for nothin’


14 posted on 07/10/2014 2:41:16 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nickcarraway

I take beer to lower mine....


15 posted on 07/10/2014 2:46:05 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: ApplegateRanch

16 posted on 07/10/2014 2:47:02 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Yossarian

I believe that someone will find a way to bring Walter White back to TV...


17 posted on 07/10/2014 2:47:07 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Delta Dawn
I believe that someone will find a way to bring Walter White back to TV...

They already did. He's "Walter Blanco" on Univision's (or Uni Mas's) Metastasis.

The quality is a lot worse than the original, but if you know the original series, the remake isn't that hard to follow.

The premise, though -- mildmannered chemistry teacher discovers he has cancer and starts cooking meth to leave his family money -- doesn't make much sense when it's set in a country already as swimming with drugs as Colombia.

18 posted on 07/10/2014 2:56:51 PM PDT by x
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To: x

How did I miss that show? I spend most of my quality TV time watching Univision...


19 posted on 07/10/2014 3:25:51 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Veto!

I take Provigil because of sleep apnea and trust me, it’s nothing like cocaine. It’s not even as strong as Adderall.


20 posted on 07/10/2014 3:35:29 PM PDT by arbitrary.squid
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To: Delta Dawn
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Heisenberg ... my name is Heisenberg ...


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21 posted on 07/10/2014 3:41:42 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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To: nickcarraway; Slings and Arrows
Our Mayor could've used that excuse.


22 posted on 07/10/2014 4:09:35 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Lacrosse- Canada's national sport, like hockey only violent)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

How can you be sure of that?


23 posted on 07/10/2014 4:13:09 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Lacrosse- Canada's national sport, like hockey only violent)
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To: Drango

Enhance your paranoia with chrystal meth, it WORKS.


24 posted on 07/10/2014 4:16:54 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Organic Panic

Would you believe a psychologist employed by state government with a “suicide hotline” run to his home who would answer it with a joint in one hand and a glass of whiskey in the other? Saw it with my own eyes almost forty years ago, it must have improved his performance, he certainly seemed very calm while talking to someone who was threatening to end it all. As far as I could tell he really didn’t give a rip one way or the other. I half expected him to say, “Take two valium and call me in the morning, if you’re still alive.”


25 posted on 07/10/2014 6:16:04 PM PDT by RipSawyer (OPM is the religion of the sheeple.)
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To: RipSawyer

Maybe he believed he needed the booze and pot so that the stress wouldn’t drive HIM crazy.


26 posted on 07/10/2014 6:20:20 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: nickcarraway

Well of course he thought his performance was improved.


27 posted on 07/11/2014 4:32:33 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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