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…. Wasted days and wasted nights

The NY Times has the audacity to publish this premium content-only horseshit by noted steroids expert George Vescey, with the headache-inducing title, The Anti-Doping Fight Is About More Than Celebrities:

…. It isn’t important if big-time sports names are busted. The main thing is that Tuesday’s raid may have saved the life of somebody’s son, somebody’s brother, who is putting bad stuff into his system.

Yeah, and I guess it isn’t important if people reading his article got the impression that, well, steroids are a high priority in the real world.

…. (Tuesday’s) raid, criticized by Albany police and sheriff’s officials yesterday as being a misuse of resources, originated in New York because the involvement of users and doctors in Albany County gave Soares jurisdiction.

“The money, the time, and the effort could have been better used here locally,” Inspector John Burke of the Albany County Sheriff’s Department told an Albany television station. “There’s no reason to spend this kind of money, when you have the kind of problems we have locally with cocaine and crack cocaine.”

Millions of dollars wasted, chasing a couple of guys down who have been selling steroids, so that they can go to jail for six months, or four months. Millions of dollars being made by newspapers and magazines, with “Chicken Little” stories about how the kids need to be protected from nothing. CSI, NYPD Blue, 24, Boston Legal…. look at the list of the best dramas on television, and learn from it. Americans are dying to watch people of high morals take down the bad guys. We can’t get enough of it. What, are there, four CSI shows?

Meanwhile, in real life, it’s all about money. Even saving the kids. “Tuesday’s raid may have saved the life of somebody’s son….” Vecsey has just joined the ranks of the soapboxers on the other side of the street.


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