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Dr Hans-Christian Raabe: Homophobic Scum Gets Sacked From Job Dictating Drug Policy!

Today’s comedy news from Condem central reveals that Dr Hans-Christian Raabe, the nasty little homophobe appointed to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs two weeks ago, has been sacked already.

It seems that Dr Hans’ widely known horseshit opinions, such as claiming homosexuality was linked to paedos, had not filtered up to clueless twat James Brokenshire, the minister responsible for hiring him. Perhaps the Home Office has yet to discover google.

Predictably Dr Hans is whinging about his dismissal in the Daily Mail claiming: “Are we saying that being a Christian is now a bar to public office?”

Meanwhile fellow prohibitionist and scientology groupie David Raynes has claimed Dr Hans is the victim of a witch hunt. Make your fucking minds up.

In less reported news, one of the Government’s health advisors was also sacked this week for speaking to the Guardian about Clegg’s little fib concerning £400 million to be spent on Mental Health Services. Turns out this is not new money, but cash that will come from other services. David Richards, professor of mental health services research at the University of Exeter, happened to mention this and was promptly sacked for his troubles.

The fact that this government are a fucking incompetent joke became self-evident some time ago. Sadly it gets less funny everyday.

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Talking About Cannabis – The Scientology Link

We’ve already pointed out that Talking About Cannabis (TAC) link to Scientology front organisation Narconon on their shambolic website.

For those not keeping up Narconon are a dodgy drugs rehab programme currently attempting to establish credibility by bribing the government.

These numpties are stock in trade for our Debra, founder of TAC spewing yet more unscientific nonsense claiming to be THE TRUTH.

It seems however that those crazy thetans might be cosying up to Debra in more ways than one.

Step forward one David Raynes, a paranoid and slightly delusional misfit who is an executive member of the National Drugs Prevention Alliance.

Raynes is an ‘official’ advisor to TAC and his recent diatribe at the ACMD review is published on TAC’s website (linked from the front page no less).

David Raynes is also an ‘Advisory Board Member’ for the Foundation for a Drug Free Europe.

And Foundation for a Drug Free Europe are … you guessed it, a bunch of crazy thetans (aka yet another Scientology front).

Raynes has repeatedly refused to condemn the Narconon programme and his mate Peter Stoker, Director of the NPDA, also an Advisory Board member and another ‘official’ advisor to TAC, went one step further saying:

“there is an absolute need for someone to speak and act and say there is a ‘better way’. The Foundation has accepted this challenge and represents an exciting potential: a potential which absolutely must be realized.”

Raynes was a former Custom’s and Excise officer who fucked up a ganja bust big time and has been chasing round potheads ever since.

The case, in which a High Court Judge accused the customs officer’s of “a catalogue of flawed proceedings, illegality and incompetence at a number of levels”, can be read about here.

Raynes retired shorly afterwards.

That hasn’t stopped his crafty undercover sleuthing however.

The following is Raynes boasting on usenet about how he secretly taped Danny Kushlick, head of drug reform organisation Transform, after giving him a lift to a conference in 2001:

“Well Danny(rather stupidly perhaps ! ) travelled from Middlesborough to Bristol in my car- with his pal, who is sharper than him but who fell asleep. I have everything Danny and his pal said on tape. Just amazing, the guy just cannot shut up. You can do more than piss take on *one*occasion. I have some amazing quotes to drip feed you all. He noweth notwith what he deals. The first rule of engagement is understand your enemy.

I have Danny screwed up tight. Not that he is a real enemy I found him amazingly frank and good company. He invited me in “for a blow”, I declined. He is a nice guy but sadly misguided. ” more

Nice guy.

What’s truly concerning is that this bunch of pseudo-scientific loons have attracted the support of journos from the Times and the Independant, major national charities such as Addaction and SANE and so far four Tory MP’s.

Here’s the full list of of those who who support Debra and co:

Anthony Seldon, Master Wellington College
Marjorie Wallace, Sane
Deborah Cameron, Addaction
Richard McKendrick, Addaction
Mary Brett, UK Spokesperson for EURAD
Peter Stoker, National Drug Prevention Alliance
Jonathan Owen, Independent on Sunday
Sian Griffiths, Sunday Times
Christopher Chope MP
David Raynes, NDPA
The Maranatha Organisation
Dr Ian Oliver
Dr Hans-Christian Raabe
Camila Batmanghelidjh
Peter Walker, schools drugs testing expert
Marilyn Shaw, Luke and Marcus Trust
Graham Brady MP
Baroness Anelay of St Johns
Edward Garnier MP
Tim Loughton MP

http://www.talkingaboutcannabis.com/campaigngroup.htm

Curiously drug treatment organisation Addaction have condemned Narconon claiming it is not ‘scietifically sound’ which has to beg the question of what they’re doing supporting Debra and her gang of quacks.

Addaction’s press office can be contacted at c.mcneil@addaction.org.uk