Sunday, August 24, 2008 4:42:07 PM
Defgon, your statement shows how seriously ignorant you are. Addiction most definitely *is* a disease and not the product of lack of confidence.
As for the video - welcome to the downtown east side of Vancouver. World's largest open drug market and at most only a block away from stores that sell Chanel, Armani, Louis Vitton, etc.
40% of the people living on the DTES are not only junkies but also suffer from debilitating mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and the like. But our government, being as wise as they are, decided to save money by closing down all the psychiatric institutions, dumping these people on the streets with no resources.
But hey- lets spend BILLIONS of dollars on the winter Olympics even though we have a massive problem with homelessness and mental health on our hands.