Burning Marijuana in the Open

@acelawrites (10760)
Philippines
September 2, 2016 6:08am CST
I had seen on television news the burning of confiscated marijuana plants in Northern Philippines. Police Gen. Ronald "Bato" de la Rosa led the burning in an open plaza with all the people and local officials around. It was quite a funny scene to think that some of them were not wearing masks, so they can inhale the smoke. I guess later some of them will get drowsy or they'll be affected by the burning. Can't they do it in an incinerator or in an enclosed area where there are no people around? What do you think?
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@Macarrosel (7633)
• Philippines
2 Sep 16
Just my opinion. You know sometimes, I feel that General Bato is already OA in his actions as seems he is just making personality building out of his present position.
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@acelawrites (10760)
• Philippines
2 Sep 16
But in fairness to him, he meant business, as can be seen in what he is doing; we are just thankful he is so dedicated to his job.
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@josie_ (5198)
• Philippines
2 Sep 16
It's a photo op or publicity stunt which many public officials can't resist in order to gain "pogi" points with the public.
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@acelawrites (10760)
• Philippines
2 Sep 16
Yes, for PR, or "pogi points," they should had "composted it somewhere or just burn in incinerator.
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@josie_ (5198)
• Philippines
2 Sep 16
@acelawrites _ This PR do allow the public officials to score some "high" points.
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@acelawrites (10760)
• Philippines
2 Sep 16
@josie_ that's a free "high." ha ha ha!
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@simone10 (22262)
• Louisville, Kentucky
2 Sep 16
That does seem a little odd that they would burn it out in the open like that.
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@acelawrites (10760)
• Philippines
2 Sep 16
Too many people around could had inhaled the smoke.
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@simone10 (22262)
• Louisville, Kentucky
3 Sep 16
@acelawrites I agree and it just doesn't make sense.
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@epiffanie (8339)
• Australia
3 Sep 16
hmmnn, they will all be positive if they get tested..
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• United States
2 Sep 16
i dunno the answer to yer query, hon. when i lived down'n louisiana fer a bit, they did the same when they found plants growin' 'long the river. do ya reckon the fish 'n other wildlife got a buzz, too?
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@acelawrites (10760)
• Philippines
2 Sep 16
Yes, maybe, it can affect them. They might get tipsy too!
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2 Sep 16
every time I hear news like that I always end up laughing. I bet those present went to some sort of food trip after. You can't blame the police general smiling while being interviewed
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@acelawrites (10760)
• Philippines
2 Sep 16
They all get "high" of different sorts after inhaling the smoke!
@skysnap (17579)
2 Sep 16
imagine the condition of people out in the open.
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@acelawrites (10760)
• Philippines
2 Sep 16
A good reporter there should make a follow-up on the people there what they felt after witnessing the burning (if they inhaled the smoke).
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@ilocosboy (33306)
• Philippines
2 Sep 16
that is really a careless photo ops of General Bato.
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@acelawrites (10760)
• Philippines
2 Sep 16
All of the people there should had worn gas masks so as not to inhale the smoke.
@responsiveme (14461)
• India
2 Sep 16
Maybe they wanted to get the message out in the open.lol
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