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  • Robert
    June 26, 2013 - 14:39

    In response to Huck: I work in the oilfield, am pro family and anti drug, and i can tell you that random drug testing would not make anybody safer, what it will do is trample on the few remaining rights we have left as a result of closet fascists like you stripping and trampling our rights as set fourth in the canadian charter. You and your ilk should read it some time. If you don't like those freedoms as enshrined in our charter I suggest you get the hell out. I hear the USA just loves to crush their citizens with the weight of keeping everyone secure. Newfoundlanders beware: there are totalitarians in your midst.

    • Devil's Advocate
      August 09, 2013 - 21:49

      Got to totally agree with you and HARD AT IT. It gives me great hope that there ARE critical thinkers in Newfoundland and not just a pack of sheeple.

  • Huck
    June 25, 2013 - 09:13

    Anyone who tries to find excuses why there shouldn't be random drug and alcohol testing is probably one of the reasons why there should be random tests.

  • Hard At It
    June 23, 2013 - 18:38

    Drug testing does nothing but encourage hard drug use. Individuals who regularly use drugs such as alcohol, tobacco and cocaine are rewarded, while those who use pot are maligned. Fort McMurray is inundated with crack cocaine and powdered cocaine because those drugs metabolize within 72 hours at the high end, 36 hours on the low end. Someone can abuse them on Saturday and pass a "random" drug test on monday. Pot, as a beneficial drug to the human body, is stored in fat cells and can take up to 30 - 45 days to be completely utilized. This means that an individual who uses pot can either quit or use cocaine, methamphetamines or be an alcoholic. For drug testing to be effective the simple saliva test must be used. It is an indication of the presence of drugs within a very short timeframe - i.e. when the accident actually happened.

    • Maybe
      June 24, 2013 - 23:01

      How about NO drugs? Do we really need drugs to enjoy life? Nothing but trouble.

    • MIKE
      June 26, 2013 - 05:50


    • HARD AT IT
      June 26, 2013 - 21:05

      MAYBE - Do you really need Tylenol, Asprin, Morphine, or cancer medications? Everyone assumes that "drugs" means things that are illegal. The hands-down winner in drug related deaths is alcohol. Kills millions and millions every year in every possible way imaginable. It's a terrible drug - orders of magnitude worse than many of your so-called "drugs". MIKE - Educate yourself. Anyone who gives up freedom for the sake of security deserves neither. Allowing private, for-profit corporations, or indeed anyone, to subject you to "random" testing for anything is an affront to the values and intent of a democratic society. Your body is your own - do with it as you will, as long as it does not directly do harm to another. I would certainly suggest that you, or anyone else, stop using addictive drugs such as alcohol and tobacco, but I would never be so arrogant to believe that I have a right to dictate your behavior. To those who argue for continued prohibition of certain drugs - consider how hard the "mob" fought to maintain alcohol prohibition.

  • California Pete fronm NFLD
    June 23, 2013 - 15:13

    AAHHH let me see what was I AAHHH don't remember OOOHHH yes I think AAAHHHHH don't remember but then what do they care AAHHH what for I do feel good

  • Drunk
    June 22, 2013 - 20:34

    They dont want to random drug test because they want the job done by all stoned and drunk newfies. They also want to keep the union halls going and keep them drugs flowing without anybody seeing it. Why isn't CLAC in newfoundland?????

  • Maybe
    June 22, 2013 - 10:24

    Maybe random testing will cut down our crime wave. We all know drugs and crime go together. I hear cocaine is the drug of choice as it doesn't stay in the system. Random testing may make them think about it, if they want to keep their job.

    • open your eyes
      April 10, 2014 - 23:23

      Drug testing would probably be more acceptable, if they used a daily swab, rather then the conventional urine test which doesn't hold any water to being intoxicated at the time. you could fail a test for a joint you smoked a month ago. I'm sure there would a different tune played by most if you all couldn't drink alcohol, but that is already heavily taxed. The Govenrment is currently trying to set up it's medicinal marijuana monoply whcih will also likely be a gold mine for them. First the will have the industry's pushing for the unjustifiable urine tests, while there is better means of conducting such tests, then give all canadians the choice for presciption marijuana, which will then force companies to daily swab you for present impairment on the job, because as long as you got a presciption you can't be disciminated against. Open your eyes, our gov't is a fascist and corrupt.