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Old 03-07-2012, 12:01 PM   #31
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Seriously? You'll have to show some work on this one.
It is known as the "forbidden fruit hypothesis". There is a lot of research in regards to this hypothesis and its impact on Sex, Alcohol, and Cigarettes, but there is admittedly less published research on drug use.

I believe this topic is covered in: 2009 Utah L. Rev. 105 (2009)
Predicting the Future: A Bad Reason to Criminalize Drug Use; Husak, Douglas

I am unable to access the whole thing though without paying for it.

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Old 03-07-2012, 12:12 PM   #32
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Watch " Scarface " and pay attention, Drugs are illegal because they make a few people very rich and powerfull ( Mob, politicians, bankers, lawyers,crooked cops) and these people want it to stay that way. Did Lucky Luciano want booze legal? Drugs will never be legal, there's just too much money to be made by the "usual suspects" keeping the laws as they are.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:35 PM   #33
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Some A+ trolling in this article, well done.

As a counterpoint to his marijuana-saps-motivation arguments, I present Hal Incandenza. Also myself. I get productive as hell after smoking a bit.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:36 PM   #34
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Watch " Scarface " and pay attention, Drugs are illegal because they make a few people very rich and powerfull ( Mob, politicians, bankers, lawyers,crooked cops)
Not just crooked cops.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:56 PM   #35
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Did you really post an entire article with no link?
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:23 PM   #36
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Some A+ trolling in this article, well done.

As a counterpoint to his marijuana-saps-motivation arguments, I present Hal Incandenza. Also myself. I get productive as hell after smoking a bit.
You do not think there is a issue when you have to use a chemical to get motivated? Not that I oppose you doing what you have to do or am ignorant of the fact that, in some cases, drugs increase the quality of life. However, in many cases, drug use is a symptom of an underlying problem which leads to self medication then addiction. This highlights the need for treatment in many cases to identify these issue and provide the education and therapy for effective utilization of drugs and other recovery tools that in most cases probably would lead to less drug use.

I'm not sure where I stand on the legalization of drugs, however, I'm convinced treatment should be paramount with any solution, which seems to go ignored in most political discussions.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:25 PM   #37
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Probably not the best example considering what happened to his creator.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:27 PM   #38
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:29 PM   #39
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Ted Belling should write less.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:41 PM   #40
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You do not think there is a issue when you have to use a chemical to get motivated? Not that I oppose you doing what you have to do or am ignorant of the fact that, in some cases, drugs increase the quality of life. However, in many cases, drug use is a symptom of an underlying problem which leads to self medication then addiction. This highlights the need for treatment in many cases to identify these issue and provide the education and therapy for effective utilization of drugs and other recovery tools that in most cases probably would lead to less drug use.

I'm not sure where I stand on the legalization of drugs, however, I'm convinced treatment should be paramount with any solution, which seems to go ignored in most political discussions.
Uh what? The occasional bong rip just makes me more willing to get stuff done. It's not the only thing that motivates and I don't rely on it by any means.

Though coffee is a different story. I would start cracking skulls if I had to give that **** up.

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Probably not the best example considering what happened to his creator.
I'd take DFW's brain in an instant, even if it meant I would eventually collapse under the weight of my own pretension.
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:03 PM   #41
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Uh what? The occasional bong rip just makes me more willing to get stuff done.
Every time I see your name now my brain is going to see it as Chuckbong...tyvm.

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Old 03-07-2012, 04:13 PM   #42
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http://www.nytimes.com/1994/05/18/us...-and-jews.html

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The diaries of H. R. Haldeman, President Richard M. Nixon's chief of staff until the Watergate scandal prompted Mr. Nixon to dismiss him, include references to Mr. Nixon's believing that there was "total Jewish domination of the media" and that "the whole problem is really the blacks."

"The Haldeman Diaries," being published today by G. P. Putnam's Sons, are drawn from audio recordings and Mr. Haldeman's daily diary entries.

In one entry, Mr. Haldeman, referring to the President as "P," said: "P emphasized that you have to face the fact that the whole problem is really the blacks. The key is to devise a system that recognizes this while not appearing to. Pointed out that there has never in history been an adequate black nation, and they are the only race of which this is true. Says Africa is hopeless. The worst there is Liberia, which we built."

Interesting, allegedly coming from the man that created the War on Drugs.
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:22 PM   #43
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Turned on the news today, 52% of all arrests are "marijuana arrests." Pretty ridiculous. Not a partaker myself, but that's such a huge waste of time and resources.
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:27 PM   #44
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http://www.nytimes.com/1994/05/18/us...-and-jews.html

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Interesting, allegedly coming from the man that created the War on Drugs.
Wow. Although, it does not appear they were too bright to develop such a sinister plan.
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:46 PM   #45
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Nixon hated non white straight males...it's not much of a shocker.

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