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SCHOOLCHILDREN in Britain are being taught how cocaine production in South America is destroying the rainforest and driving a rare bird to extinction.


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Thomas Klein (10)
Monday March 22, 2010, 1:10 am
important! i canīt believe, that nobody leaves a commment!!

Simone Duffin (1462)
Monday March 22, 2010, 1:26 am
Tragic. Thank you Cal.

Cheree M (46)
Monday March 22, 2010, 1:51 am
Sadly Noted, TY Cal.

Alexa R (319)
Monday March 22, 2010, 2:02 am
DRUG WARLORD's should be locked up! They do SOOO much damage to people and nature.

chris b (2474)
Monday March 22, 2010, 2:04 am
Some don't seem to make the connection between drug abuse and criminality let alone he effects on the environment and people where the raw materials come from! Good idea to target the young before the drug pushers get at them!

. (0)
Monday March 22, 2010, 4:23 am
Thanks for sharing!!! I noted it!!!

patricia lasek (317)
Monday March 22, 2010, 5:35 am
Not only does cocaine destroy people's lives. It destroys the rainforest. You can't tell an abuser that though!

MmAway M (522)
Monday March 22, 2010, 6:26 am
Thanks for this article...

Sad to think that this DRUG has taken over the lives of so many. Once they get a taste for it they are off to the races and not only their lives are distroyed.

So much has been distroyed (land) for this horrid drug that so many celebrities love, as well as homeless people.

Noted with sorrow of what the World has come to...they invent these drugs, then they wonder how did it get so out of hand???
Living in California, there was a HUGE underground tunnel just to get this drug into the States. Obscene!

BTY, Patricia I totally agree with your comment, but abusers could care less about what and who this distroy!!!

Katz R (54)
Monday March 22, 2010, 3:13 pm
it's kinda a sensationalized article that doesn't hit that close to the reality of home. Drug lords as it was talking about are decades old and gone and the processing of cocaine from coca leaves from Peru and Bolivia were not the major problem with jungle destruction even though the process isn't good for any streams used. what is the nightmare for the jungles is FARC a group of susposed revoluntionaries that are actually 2 bit whores to the highest bidder. They are involved in the drug trade heavily now as well as kidnappings and murder for hire. On top of the,m being terrorists and trying to force people to process coca for them for financial gain they also litter the jungle with mines and do major destruction in a myraid of different ways

Katz R (54)
Monday March 22, 2010, 3:50 pm
I guess what I should add that I thought was a given but maybe not: the oil com,panies have used the dea and farc heavily to do their dirty work: the dea has claimed the right to spray horrible incsticides and herbicides that destroy all growth of any plant life and makes sure no more grows in the claim of eradicating coca bushes which unless things have radically changed doesn't produce the level of certain chemicals to make any type of cocaine except in extremely high altitudes [cocaine was first created by Freud that hooked many victorians on it] it does allow the oil companies to come in and drill as the land is devistated for anything, hm, farc was responcible for the kidnap torture murder of 3 American native women who went down there to support natives down there against oil companies come in. I told Tony when they went missing I would put money on farc and then the oil companies, I wasn't proven wrong

Past Member (0)
Monday March 22, 2010, 4:11 pm
good luck trying to stop these thugs.

chris b (2474)
Monday March 22, 2010, 11:44 pm
Freud has indeed been blamed or credited with many things. However as I don't beleive he was a time lord like Dr Who, cocaine is just a little before his time having been used in various forms for millenia.It's "modern"
purification and extraction also predates Freud although an associate was involved with the stuff! Freud did of course write about cocaine as mind numbing drugs would have been pertinent to his interests! Perhaps the real reason for the stuff being so prevalent is that politicians are hooked on having numbed minds! Then they do not have to recognise the daily realty of the human condition let alone the planet and it's problems that they inflict on it!

Marge M (0)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 4:30 pm
we must fight the supply and demand problem of drugs

Katz R (54)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 6:56 pm
you are right Chris, it as invented vby someone else just utilized by Freud
On April 24, 1884, Sigmund Freud ordered his first gram of cocaine from the local apothecary.

Donnette davis (Fry) (30)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 11:53 pm
noted, with thanks x
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