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  • J
    October 14, 2012 - 11:07

    Yes."Tried of Paying" that must be one of the most idiotic and uneducated comments I ever read. You do realize it cost money to keep people in prison. 75000 a year for a provincial prison, 100000 plus for federal a year. Female inmates cost even more. And that's besides the fact that drugs are more readily available in prison than on the street, except inmates don't have access to clean needles to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. What would your suggestion accomplish?

  • PR
    October 14, 2012 - 08:45

    Another case of the druggies costing us money. Why all the way to Paradise?? Must be another way so they can't abuse the system because they will try harder to get the drugs rather than get off them.

  • Huh
    October 14, 2012 - 07:03

    The authors concern that the taxi companies do not provide portapotties is laughable and makes me question how much he actually understands the industry. Why would drivers want to use a dirty old portapottie when they can use nice clean hotel lobbies, restraunts, and gas stations with running water? It is not like a traditional job site where the person can not move around to get to a washroom, it is a job that moves. With most companies and most stands outside buildings, a driver waiting for a run can easily go inside to use a washroom and ask the dispatch or otehr drivers to keep his place in line.

  • Taxi Driver
    October 13, 2012 - 20:55

    Great choice of venue for the book launch - NOT! Please, tell me what cab driver can afford to go to Bianca's or the fancy attire required for fine dining. ... This thought puts me in mind of another taxi-cab story: The degrading way that people treat taxi drivers as if they are unprofessional uneducated unequals. Insult is only added to when the tip is bad, they tip waiters (who have a safe job) 15% of the bill, however they tell the cabbie (who risks his life for his job to make sure people get home safe) to only round the fare up to the nearest dollar or two.

    • Les
      October 14, 2012 - 18:25

      The launch is both open to the public and completely free.

  • Tired of Paying
    October 13, 2012 - 11:28

    Is that a surpise to anyone? We support those that self-induce illegal drugs at the expense of sick people that need the help. Want to dry them out and get them off drugs - then a 4-5 year stink in prison will do it. Methadone program means the Newfoundland Government is now the drug dealer.....and we pay for it!

    • Really Tired of Paying?
      October 13, 2012 - 18:42

      RE: TIRED OF PAYING..... Surely you must joking, 4-5 years in prison versus the continuation of an out-patient methadone program? If you are tired of paying, then you are grossly misinformed as to the cost of housing our federal inmates. How many lives have been saved by the goverment sponsored methodone programs, not to mentioned the related health care savings of having people not using illicit street drugs. If you were really concerned with your hard earned tax dollars you would be driving these people to Paradise to recieve their treatments, as opposed to complaining about their drain on your tax dollars.