The Pickering Post
Thursday, 15th November 2018

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... but what the hell do you tell them?

Larry Pickering

Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.


While authorities grapple with the new ice epidemic, another far more insidious drug is about to swamp it... and this one makes ice look like aspirin.

It’s called flakka (some call it gravel) and it is so destructively addictive that when taken just once it’s as good as a death sentence for the user because it’s more dangerous to try to wean yourself off it.

It can be snorted, injected, smoked or inserted in any orifice of choice and the effects are felt within a few minutes and last up to eight hours.

Flakka use is exploding across America where, following on from ecstasy and fantasy, it’s appropriately called, “Insanity”, .

Fort Lauderdale police Sergeant Nick Coffin said, “The cost is what really alarmed us … a lot more people can get their hands on it, and that’s always a problem”.

But there’s an even more frightening side to flakka, apart from the fact that it’s as cheap as dirt at $5 a dose. Distributors are selling it as ice or crack knowing they will have a client addict to augment their income on a permanent basis or for as long as that person lives. 

There is no escaping this one!

Flakka was banned in Florida last year after dozens of deaths were reported, and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) placed a temporary nationwide ban on the drug. But it will eventually require State legislation to stem the flow. And by the time uniform State legislation is passed there will be another even more fatally addictive drug in the pipeline.

The entire ordering process for flakka is on “” and it can take as little as 30 minutes and the package will arrive within five to ten working days. If the shipment is seized, some companies will guarantee you another package.

China is producing the stuff at the moment, but orders have overtaken demand and it’s now available from the Middle East. It is derived from yet another innocent plant grown mostly in Yemen or Somalia and it is now being grown on a trial basis in California and Florida to satisfy skyrocketing demand.

In April of 2015 Florida Police reported arresting a man who thought he was God or Thor and he was having sex with a tree when officers tasered him. He was unaffected and simply pulled the electric probes out of his body and tried to stab one of the officers with his own badge.

The effects are extreme and involve delirium, hallucinations and super human strength where six police are needed to arrest the one flakka addict.

Lt. Dan Zsido of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office sums up the severity of the drug, stating: “On a scale of one to 10, flakka is a 12... it’s simply off the scale”. Another man even tried to break into police headquarters in Fort Lauderdale while under the influence of the drug.

So what the hell do you tell your kids now?

Will “don’t take drugs” suffice? When they ask what drugs, and you have to say “I don’t really know, because I have no idea what they will try to sell to you... and neither will you”.

How can laws possibly be framed to ban every plant that may be used to produce a narcotic, and almost every laundry and bathroom product including bath salts? And if the ingredients of flakka sound familiar, it’s because they are used in bath salts which are made from the chemical alpha-PVP which is a synthetic version of the stimulant cathinone which is banned .... yet you can still buy bath salts! It's all a bit too much for authorities.

Authorities will also need to ban equine tranquilisers, deodorants, slimming pills, toilet cleaners and furniture polish removers. There is no end to the availability of drug base ingredients derived from everyday ingredients and natural plants.

And no law can ever be passed to stop synthetic versions!


Care factor, who gives a fuck? If you are stupid enough to inject, snort, smoke, or just stick it up your arse to have a good mingle with the jizz juice your boyfriend just pumped up there, and you die, or become violently ill, it is your fault. Nobody else's, and if you require medical attention you should not be able to access free health through Medicare. You are a fucking idiot, it really is that simple. And by your doing something so stupid and dying, well, that is just the gene pool being strengthened, and that is a good thing.

Hi Bruce, have been too busy to post anything but still read your posts, keep it up and the weather here is fine, the Australian team perhaps should learn, Smith is not a good leader, but hopefully he will learn the job as Clarke did and to a certain extent Ponting whom had a ready made team of champions.

Unfortunately re this deadly drug Flakka/gravel the incident at the Qld primary school where a number of kids took what they thought were popping lollies proves just how easy it is for drugs to be introduced in spite of parents warnings. How do you prevent this from happening?

The ABC reported some Goon who believes that (if elected as POTUS) Clinton will 'persuade' Turnbull to change his mind re Rudd for the UN. Just who is this f'wit? This is not the US and our government is controlled ( more or less) by the Cabinet....not our "Presididn'd"

well said bruce. People like Larry were thick on the ground once, but not now. A pity !!!

Great stuff Flysa, can't turn an application like that down. What are they, weird?

Lovely piece Bruce. Thank You.

Bruce, I think this is a marvellous tribute to a great man. I like it!

" I left a happy customer and realised that the age of taking customers for granted could be overcome through understanding."
No It won't!! long as there are men and women who don't really have a clue regarding tools and hardware they will be sold shit they don't want or need!
and that 'find it elsewhere cheaper and we'll give you 10% off"?...forget it!
I found an article cheaper, went to Bunnings with all the info only to be told their item was not the same because it had a different model number. It was a drill press for the Dremel tool and Dremel only made this one particular model. Got it from an insider, Bunnings do it all the time, because they have big buying power they can ask suppliers to designate a different model or stock number to the goods they order, ie a (name brand) drill with model number BD700-05 may end up on the shelves at Bunnings as BD700-05B......there goes your 10%

A quote from NOVA PERIS WE Australian Magazine.......

"What the f..k is it with Andrew Bolt?. The way he used the word "walkabout"- what the f..k did he mean by that? How dare he use that word in such a totally patronizing manner ! i left politics on my terms for family reasons. He doesn't know me; he doesn't know what I contributed to the Labor Party. So why should I give a shit about what f..kin Andrew Bolt has to say?. End quote.

Gee !. I don't think she likes AB !

GL, I was always that it is the 'King's English' and has nothing to do with the sex of the reigning monarch.

the rapist turning it into a bullshit obama style affirmative action quota issue now. . .

Labor is calling for two indigenous Australians to preside at the royal commission into youth detention in the Northern Territory, amid claims Aboriginal voices could be ignored.
Opposition Leader Bill Mr Shorten told reporters in Darwin that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull should follow his lead and visit the region in person again to listen to indigenous voices.
At least 95 per cent of young people in NT detention centres are indigenous.
But Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has labelled Mr Shorten’s call for two indigenous co-commissioners a “fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants idea”.

where was the rapist when abbott spent his holidays in abo camps? any woman whop can watch this and still love Islam is deranged.

So on topic - who would be making and peddling this vile poison Larry? Would you have any idea? Who would be distributing it to our young and preying upon them for financial gain? Would it be sold at some of the less salubrious night clubs? And what would you do to someone who was involved with this vile trade if your own fell victim - or what would you do if your own was peddling and profiting? May the Lord bless you Larry.

but no royal commission into crimes being committed by blacks. . .

ONE OF three teenage boys charged with the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl in western Sydney is believed to be a former child soldier from west Africa, court documents reveal.
The 17-year-old Liberian-born boy, who cannot be named, was refused bail when he faced Parramatta Children’s Court yesterday, just over two months after the girl was allegedly assaulted by three teenagers at a home in the western Sydney suburb of Mt Druitt.
Court documents show a staff member at a youth care organisation believes the boy, who has no parents in Australia, “was a child soldier of war”.

The 15-year-old girl allegedly had her drink spiked before being gang raped by the three boys.

Ain't it amazing, News Limited papers slagging off Trump on any pretext at all!! Talk about fair and unbiased journalism.

Hillary Bombs in Pennsylvania With a Teeny Little Crowd of Under 200
by S. Noble • July 30, 2016
hill and tim

Hillary bombed in Pennsylvania today. She was with Tim Kaine and the two of them couldn’t draw 200 to their rally. How many of those in the crowd were her entourage, one must wonder. Literally tens at Hillary, Bill, and Tim Kaine onstage in Pennsylvania. Did Soros forget to buy a crowd? — Red…

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PC gone crazy....

Turd "mandate" just shrunk by one !

He'll have to rely on Labor /Green support to get anything socialist through the lower house

And then hopefully the new Senate will knock it back !