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Old 06-12-2012, 01:16 PM   #82
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Originally Posted by wyo_rose View Post
Uhh...yeah...my addiction of choice. No, I can walk away at any time. Really! I just don't want to right now.

And in all honesty, getting rid of White Clay liquor stores won't solve the problem. Even in the most isolated native villages in Alaska, they find a way to smuggle in liquor and bottles sell for hundreds of dollars.

But even with heroin, you have a lot more addicts when theres a free flowing supply, than when its restricted.
Definitely won't solve, but would cut down on the epidemic. I think the one thing that everyone keeps missing/not seeing/over looking/refusing to look at is, as with everything else, you have to follow the money, and that's the bottom line. Personal accountability means nothing in the face of a government's 5.6 BILLION dollar a year industry. The store owners make $ off of the addiction/disease of the Lakota, (that is plain and simple profiting on the weakness of others, and is not different than some scum bag scamming hundreds and or thousands from elderly folks. Wrong is still Wrong, and immoral is still immoral) as do the distributors, the brewery, the corporation, and the US Government whose 5.6 Billion dollar a year revenue comes from the taxation of liquor sales. No one is gonna walk away from that for a few thousand NDN's who can't control their drinking.

Incidentally did anyone know that about the time they started drilling for Uranium, in the Black Hills is when the first 2 bars were licensed to operated in White Clay, later to be called Whiteclay?

In addition I think Casinos are immoral and as well, another entity in which the local, state and federal Government get their claws into and individuals and yes even tribes profit off of the illness of others. I realize it's just entertainment for most people, but it's the ultimate carnival game, the house always wins, so what you pulled 10G's out of there one night, it pulled in a cool Mill. I don't mind giving you a dollar if someone else is giving me a C note.

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