Mar 29, 2006

Keep the government away from the contents of my toilet

Pilot program will look at sewage in Fairfax County, Virginia to determine level of cocaine use.
Earlier this month, the county agreed to participate in a White House pilot program to analyze wastewater from communities throughout the Potomac River Basin for the urinary byproducts of cocaine.


The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy said it is not seeking to single out specific localities. It also is premature, officials said, to conclude that levels of metabolized cocaine in sewage offer a more accurate index of consumption than traditional survey research.

But David Murray, special assistant to national drug czar John P. Walters, said wastewater testing, which has been tried in Europe, "certainly has that potential."
I don't like the idea of the government sniffing around my pee. And I have absolutely nothing to hide. Here we are in the midst of controversy about policing our borders and protecting our ports--which no one thinks the government does efficiently--and they're spending time and money on large scale piss tests?

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