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Lantern10 1st Jan 2019 20:25

2019 Darwin Awards
 
A 20-year-old man who was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition from a music festival south-east of Melbourne at the weekend has died of a suspected drug overdose.

The young man, from Mansfield, was flown to hospital in a critical condition from the Beyond the Valley festival on Saturday and died on Tuesday morning.

https://www.theage.com.au/national/v...01-p50p43.html

Really is time to start testing pills at these festivals.

er340790 1st Jan 2019 20:27

No point. One of the 'Drugs are good. More must be better' mob. 🙄

Dark Knight 1st Jan 2019 21:33

Drugs are illegal.
People should take responsibility for their own actions.
For every action there is a consequence.
No sympathy for illegal drug takers/sellers at all.

KelvinD 1st Jan 2019 22:01

I must admit I am puzzled by the attitude of the police here in UK when they come across a death caused by illegal drugs, often attributed to a "bad batch". They go to all sorts of lengths to warn people there is a suspect batch out there. Why not just keep quiet and let the crack heads sort out the numbers problem for the police in their own way?

Gertrude the Wombat 1st Jan 2019 22:04


Originally Posted by KelvinD (Post 10349178)
I must admit I am puzzled by the attitude of the police here in UK when they come across a death caused by illegal drugs, often attributed to a "bad batch". They go to all sorts of lengths to warn people there is a suspect batch out there. Why not just keep quiet and let the crack heads sort out the numbers problem for the police in their own way?

They do sometimes try a little harder than that, such as a manslaughter verdict and substantial jail term I know about.

MarkerInbound 1st Jan 2019 22:06

So if the action was taken last year which led to death this year should it go into the 2018 or 2019 column?

Lantern10 2nd Jan 2019 00:29

The story is in today's paper.

sitigeltfel 2nd Jan 2019 05:23


Originally Posted by Lantern10 (Post 10349113)
Really is time to start testing pills at these festivals.

They do, and the junkies actually pay to be the dealers guinea pigs.

Pinky the pilot 2nd Jan 2019 08:36


Drugs are illegal.
People should take responsibility for their own actions.
For every action there is a consequence.
No sympathy for illegal drug takers/sellers at all.
Concur.:ok: I still wonder why it is an offence to sell/possess these drugs but seemingly not illegal to take them!!:ugh:
And I still think that a former Mayor of a regional City here in South Australia had a good idea where he suggested that these drugs should be freely available......at ten times the lethal dose!:eek:

Problem would rapidly solve itself!:hmm:

ramble on 2nd Jan 2019 08:55

I think profit and greed is not the only motivation for the west's rampant drug problem. There are many dark entities and hidden enemies that would be very happy to see western societal fabric weakened and ripped apart by drugs. They are probably actively leading the mules to our doors.....I wonder who they may be?

BehindBlueEyes 2nd Jan 2019 20:46


Originally Posted by KelvinD (Post 10349178)
I must admit I am puzzled by the attitude of the police here in UK when they come across a death caused by illegal drugs, often attributed to a "bad batch". They go to all sorts of lengths to warn people there is a suspect batch out there. Why not just keep quiet and let the crack heads sort out the numbers problem for the police in their own way?


So, natural selection? Like it.

Winemaker 2nd Jan 2019 22:27

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a US government agency, in 2017 there were 70,237 drug overdose deaths in the United States. I guess we're #1.

BehindBlueEyes 6th Jan 2019 18:04


Originally Posted by KelvinD (Post 10349178)
I must admit I am puzzled by the attitude of the police here in UK when they come across a death caused by illegal drugs, often attributed to a "bad batch". They go to all sorts of lengths to warn people there is a suspect batch out there. Why not just keep quiet and let the crack heads sort out the numbers problem for the police in their own way?

Having given this further thought; the users probably aren’t that concerned about their health and well-being anyway, otherwise they wouldn’t be using heroin etc anyway.

rotornut 7th Jan 2019 03:42

It hasn't been very cold lately:
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottaw...lake-1.4967721

G-CPTN 7th Jan 2019 17:04

When we were in Denmark, there were people driving cars from the 'mainland' to an island - though they had long timbers lashed to the bumpers, just in case the ice broke.

rotornut 7th Jan 2019 18:17

It happens every winter here that cars and snowmobiles go through the ice, often early and late in the season. Will they never figure it out?

rotornut 8th Jan 2019 04:01

Man tries to hypnotise elephant in Sri Lanka but it doesn't work: https://www.rt.com/news/448254-eleph...ist-sri-lanka/

Pontius Navigator 8th Jan 2019 07:51

Maybe saw too much Crocodile Dundee, but the second man in blue was brave and the one in the red shirt managed and they had calves with tgemr, so unlucky really.

cargosales 8th Jan 2019 11:19


Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator (Post 10354741)
Maybe saw too much Crocodile Dundee,.. .

Or perhaps too much Not the Nine O'Clock News?


The moral? .. By all means watch wildlife but don't interfere with it unless you want to get owned. One way or the other.

CS

er340790 8th Jan 2019 13:22

News headlines today claim that since 2015, seven people in Canada have been killed by CLOTHING DONATION BINS.

Apparently they get stuck inside them, not as I had hoped, after getting chased down the street and eaten by them. *

(* That would be Polar Bears in Churchill... :E)


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