Foxes are cute and fluffy, but watch out! The teeth and claws are sharp...also, they are known to carry rabies.
The fur will fly!
Bruce, I wish you had read this: http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-5441… before you wrote that letter. The change in the pseudoephedrine law followed a crusading campaign by The Oregonian that cited a lot of bogus statistics and quoted a lot of law enforcement agents who blamed every social ill on meth use. Does nobody remember the over-hyped "crack epidemic"? Does nobody remember "Reefer Madness"?
Of course meth abuse is a problem. But it is not the only illegal drug out there and it's not the root of all crime and evil in society. If we somehow managed to completely eliminate meth, drug users would find some other substance to abuse.
And it's just lazy to blame "the greedy pharmaceutical industry" for opposing the switch to prescription-only status for pseudo-containing medications. Hundreds of thousands of allergy sufferers, including myself, oppose a pointless rule change that will cost us big time in added doctor's fees and needless suffering. If The Flyer ever wants to actually write a fact-based story about this, I can find you plenty of allergy patients who are willing to speak out.
The over the counter control of pseudoephedrine in place in Tennessee now is effective at stopping "smurfers" from buying excess quantities. I know because I've been blocked several times from buying these medications too soon after my last purchase. Smurfers are arrested all the time for doing this. But fortunately, people with legitimate medical conditions can still get their medications with a minimum of hassle. What an intrusive change to prescription status will not affect is the large-scale meth manufacturers who can get all the chemicals they need from Mexico.
Why am I surprised there are so many pro-cock-fighting trolls out there? What century are we living in anyway?
Why can't the MPD shut down the anti-abortion protesters at Planned Parenthood like that?
Wow, Kevinkanescococaine, I hope that was a joke!
Why can't the Memphis Animal Shelter hire employees who know the difference between distemper and "bad temper"?
Umm, why does the headline in the print version call Cohen a United States Sentator? Did he get promoted or something?
I'm so glad Big Love is back! And Ginnifer Goodwin is so good in her role as the hip, young third wife. Sorry, I can't agree with Jackson Baker about "Hung." It's too depressingly realistic.
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