The Pickering Post
Wednesday, 23rd January 2019

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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.


What we hear about is only the tip of the iceberg because media has paid many millions for rights and they, and the clubs, fear adverse publicity. I am not saying these drugs are taken for enhanced performance but more and more players are constantly testing positive to drugs that have been taken in players’ own free time.

Deals have been done between clubs and code administrators whereby players are given the option of being reported in the normal way or taking time off on the basis of a perceived mental illness or pretend injuries, to attend rehab centres.

I can’t divulge any names on the lists provided to me from various sources as they are mere sources and I have difficulty getting confirmation from any authority... and players hang up as soon as the word drug is mentioned.

But my experience is that when this many unrelated sources confirm a story, then something big is afoot that mainstream media will not (or cannot) touch.

The main drug concerned is cocaine and I can’t see how that could be performance enhancing... it is usually taken as a party drug with indigenous players reportedly concentrating on ice. 

I have no idea how ice will affect a player’s performance but the amounts the Federal Police are hauling lately are astonishing.

Border Force Commander Sheehan said a total of five tonnes of methamphetamines and precursors to the drug has been seized in the past six months. Ice is cheaper but cocaine is more readily available.

"The commercial scale of drug trafficking comes hand in glove with the potential for violence, as evidenced in Western Sydney by the seizure of an increasing supply of illegal hand guns," Commander Sheehan said.

Increased police monitoring of night clubs using sniffer dogs has seen record amounts of a variety of drugs seized. Yet as soon as a large seizure is made, the same, if not more of the same drug, immediately fills the void. “It’s a losing battle”, another officer said.

                            Over $1 billion worth of ice in various containers

Pics of AFP Officers standing behind these massive drug hauls, serve the AFP well in terms of them doing their job, but the unfortunate results for users are devastating. 

Once a shortage is established the street price immediately increases convincing backyard factories to mushroom and new suppliers to ramp up production. The quality is then invariably poor, depending on what is laced with it to increase quantities.

The problem will never be solved with prohibition, just as prohibition never solved the alcohol problem. Cheaper and dangerously poisonous industrial alcohol, used during the early 1920s and 30s, killed 10,000 users who frequented the speakeasies of New York alone. 

The skyrocketing cost, and harmful effects of alcohol, has convinced many that party drugs are the go, and well worth the risk.

Overdosing today is common, but the reason for so many deaths is that users continually try to achieve the same ethereal effect they had the first time they used it.That just doesn’t happen, so they keep taking the stuff, “chasing the dragon”, until the amount, maybe not the poisonous nature of the substance itself, kills them.

I know you guys think I’m mad, but sooner or later there must be some control. Drugs must be regulated eventually. What we do now is simply not working because people will always take what they want. And the illegality makes it that much more attractive, as alcohol once was.

                                            Stoned kids, could one be yours?

Footballers will do what they want to, but we cannot allow our kids to die needlessly any longer. You can’t keep asking your kid to abstain from whatever his or her peers are doing. Sooner or later he/she will succumb.   

Regulation and the treatment of unfortunately addicted users is far more effective and cheaper than throwing them in gaol and sustaining an entire AFP Border Force that is only exacerbating a worsening drug problem. 


You were spot on the money on this one old friend ... ct404/smartgirl it was. Am in the back threads researching, couldn't resist giving you a shout out : )

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What have the Saudi's done with what they had purchased up until this sale seeing they are accused of funding and supplying weapons to their proxy militias, the US could be seen to be supplying bullets to shoot US personal somewhere in the Sunni world that doesn't like the USA .

Another detail your paramour, Beinke the 'adorable mon brave' missed. I dont have false teeth, I have good strong Aussie genes, therefore have all my teeth. You know that Sigley from the photos your el cheapo rent a thug took of me. You however, judging by your regional newspaper 'fame' shots, have the dentures that were modelled on the mouth of a 30 year old horse. Quite apt, considering the are worn by an old horses arse. -There's no mirrors in your place is ther saggy?

TomG...a couple of new carriers sitting in Sydney harbour spring to mind.

All would be well in tis world if only the Americans could convince the Saudis to "Saudi-ise" all these weapons systems just as we here in Australia spend billions "Australian-ising" the ones we buy from them or the Europeans. That increases the price fourfold, adds ten to fifteen years to the time it takes for them to become operational AND usually results in them not working anywhere nearly as well as the original 'off the shelf' model.

Yes, we could bring about world peace if we could turn that into an export industry.

How's Vidal Sasoon doing? Has he topped himself yet?

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You're a real septic tank sybil, full of shit and overflowing.

I don’t know Sigley. Perhaps Verity Ess Harrod, you should wait until your ex pig paramour has finished cutting his wife's toe nails and then ask your 'adorable mon brave'. The sicko Beinke is into sneaking around single womans addresses upon his 'classy doll thing' instructions. To bad it was the wrong address that your el cheapo rent dick palmed off on you. The elderly Aboriginal lady that lives at the address Beinke boasted of lurking around (at his slut paramours instructions) now lives in fear, behind locked doors, because of you, Whiteside and the toe nail cutting grub. The fact that your Hore mate did not act when her daughter reported you to the police has raised questions 'someone' will be answering to. Sad, sad, old Sybil. ..the only scratching she can get for her sociopathic mania hypersexuality is cyber cooing with another womans husband - sick, sad, sexually frustrated old saggy : ))

I see this morning that twiggy Forrest has been extremely generous with his money...again.My only disappointment is ,that he has bequeathed it to world organisations ,and not exclusively Australian organisations.The world stage is the bloody Stick Insect's domain.GRRRRRR!!

Not a peep out of Ray Hadley this morning about the NRL plan to bribe the Rugby League players $400,000 p.a per club , to stop them taking narcotics and steroids , stop urinating into their mouths and in public , stop belting their wives and family ,stop physical assaults on the public , stop drunkenness in public thus bringing the game into disrepute and to stop consorting with the underworld . That doesnt leave a lot left for an overpaid , under intelligent Ape to do all day except l suppose training 9 to 5.30 x 5 days per week , like the AFL do.

Cassie a liar and a whore , who'da thought !

NY Times, enough said.

On the way to reducing their trillions dollars debt.

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Unreason and anti-intellectualism abominate thought. Thinking implies disagreement; and disagreement implies nonconformity; and nonconformity implies heresy; and heresy implies disloyalty — so, obviously, thinking must be stopped. But shouting is not a substitute for thinking and reason is not the subversion but the salvation of freedom.

Adlai Stevenson, A Call to Greatness (1954), p. 99

Tricky Woo Mon 22 May 2017 06:40:45 am
Hey IE - you will be missed, just as are so many others due to this behaviour.

I have read many comments saying don't give in and cannot fully embrace that sentiment. The comment from the brand new
"Cassy Mon 22 May 2017 06:26:09 am
Man up ya fool! Take responsibility for your own words and actions instead of blaming a woman who's not here - and couldn't give a shit about you. FO and take the 2 Facebook drag queens with you."
gives the lie to all the claims that this is merely childish behaviour.

It is not. It is an appalling and coordinated example of adult bullying. When DeeG, Dodo, and oz realist were discussing their "tactics" to not allow conservatives their opinion here by making personal and sexual abuse their modus operandi, they meant it. The moderator has indulged them.

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