Thursday, October 28, 2010
Woah. Don't judge me just yet... It's not like I'm watching The Situation n 'Jersey Shore'... fine, once. maybe twice. But I must say that there are some shows that overnight became really addicting, that I might not have ever watched in the States.
It's not like I'm against trashy American programs. There are plenty of purely retarded programs that I love. Like the Dog Whisperer...if i ever had to 'do' an older man, he better look like cesar milan. And That 70's Show... every night on Teen Nick starting at about 10p.m. Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Private Practice, The Doctors, n SCRUBS???? Don't forget my favorites, Desperate Housewives, every Sunday and Wednesday nights, and oooohhh... Cougar Town.... Who doesn't want to be hott and get good ass when you're like 50? The list goes on and on. I think I've even watched Oprah a few times.Whatever it takes to NOT have to watch shows in spanish. Why? Maybe it's my last attempt to cling to my roots, to resist the 'dark side', resonate with something. It's rare to find a program in spanish with the same retarded sense of humor that I so love. Or similar interests. After so long, I don't even bother looking.
However, sometimes pops up a show on the TV Guide that sounds interesting even in spanish. "DROGAS:NEGOCIO REDONDO" Well shit, I understand that! And while the program was completely in spanish, it was easy to understand. Part of a 4 part series, last night's episode was HEROIN. The terrorist trade. Filmed in Canada, there was a segment that really intrigued me. With an increasing number of deaths and disease to users, a clinic, called Insite, opened its doors to offer drug addicts a safe place to inject. With doctors and nurses supervising, drug users are given clean needles and whatever else and given areas to do the "deed", in addition to medical advice and the path to treatment.
Canada's federal government has been challenging the clinic's right to provide "health services" to drug users. And while the Canadian Medical Journal and countless doctors have fully supported this clinic, it has remained a hot topic of debate, whether for drug prevention or well, voter support.
More on this here..... and here.....
What do you think? Should we support clinics like this and minimize the spreading of disease and overdose? Or do these facilities further increase drug use, making it easier and easier to get hooked?
- Refried Dreamer
- I've been living in Mexico now for about a two years with my hubby and 2 kids. Not exactly by choice, but we're here nonetheless. Luckily, I live with quite a few of the accomodations that i was used to in the states. In spite of those convienences, we also have a water tank with asbestos, outdated electricity, massive amounts of dust, caterpillars that burn your skin, and thousands of windshield washers on every street corner. My kiddos and I are learning to speak spanish and adjust to life away from our family and friends in the States.