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Everything posted by KOYAANISQATSI

  1. Play.com ftw http://www.play.com/Games/DS/4-/9639926/Nintendo-DSi-Console-White/Product.html
  2. Perhaps but we should maybe first try coming together to find a more practical and workable solution to the situation ourselves.
  3. So you're saying, what you brought to the debate was nothing then; thanks for the clarification.
  4. And; since you posted the elastic band theory as a possible solution to the issue being debated here; we are now waiting to hear what your elastic band really is, and how it is going to be of help.
  5. You have not described what the mythical elastic band analogy is to be in real world terms or how the behavior of the analogy dog is to be improved by driving the thing more insane than it already is.
  6. And they will be easier to spot since they no longer have the hugh base of people to blend in among and delegate the release of their product to, who are also classed as criminals because they use, I can think of nothing illegal that they could move into that could show the same turnover or have the same impact on society as illegal drugs. Nothing that could draw so many in and walk under the radar with such ease because of the necessary silence that must be maintained within drug culture to protect sources and supply from detection and to avoid personal prosecution and stigma. Illegal drugs are the only thing that has gone down in price over the last twenty years. Prohibition will never remove the interest that humanity has in altered states; it simply removes any real control over how and where they reach them; it can only ever exacerbate the problem by building for it, a dark Disney world with its doors always open yet still being impossible to kick down in any real way because its doors are are an interlocked part of human nature. Humanity's war on drugs is being waged against itself; like a dog that has been locked in the back yard and denied the existence of. Its bark just keeps getting louder and more people keep getting bit by it. At some point it is going to have to be taken in and trained how to behave in a more socially responsible fashion. If you think it can just be put down, then you better have one hell of a shovel handy to bury it quick because this dog is comprised of hundreds of millions of people and it can regenerate itself against any damage it suffers in an instant.
  7. You say you can identify drug users just by who disagrees with you on this topic; would you say that these are the very same people who will be creeping round your property or will you accept that there are those who use that do not have any interest in crime. The fact that some unsavory types take drugs is not the fault of other users and this is no reason why innocent users should be tarred under the same wide strokes as them. Some drugs are illegal and beause of this people become interconnected with others in an illegal trade of a covert nature with no kind of legal regulation and few rules; this in turn can and will give rise to some pretty shady types popping up. It just seems a pity there is no way to somehow take the source of their power out of their hands and find a way to remove any real profit margin for them and perhaps to persuade those who may be funding such things to redirect that massive cash flow into something that could be used for something positive. hmm, let me see...
  8. Lets just say the drugs are perhaps not the direct cause for making your opinions look stupid and ill informed on an internet forum There may be another factor which you have missed.
  9. I'm not sure how you define sarcasm but this was not the intension. Sarcasm is a way of speaking in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant. a sharply ironical taunt; sneering or cutting remark; there was no bitter ridicule there, it was just a straight up question... If the perpetrator had been under the influence of alcohol, would you see the fact that people in Shetland take alcohol as the main factor in your car getting stolen? Would it be because of all these bloody deviant drinkers that your car got nicked?
  10. I should have perhaps reminded mhutch that the quote which has so upset him was from Michael Gossops book 'living with drugs'; Professor Michael Gossop is a leading researcher at the National Addiction Centre (Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London), and heads the drug dependence clinical research and treatment unit at Maudsley and Bethlem Royal Hospitals. In the mid 1990s he was responsible for devising and initiating the influential NTORS (National Treatment Outcome Research Study) In 1998 he was presented with the European Addiction Research Award for "outstanding contributions to the advancement of addiction research". He is the founding editor of Addictions Abstracts, and has published more than 400 articles on addictions, including 9 books. Here's what others have to say about his work: I have no idea if Prof Gossop was full of any mind bending substance but I suspect his opinion is more based around years of research on a professional level and not just some blatant display of willful ignorance, by trying to shout the loudest about something he knows little about. I understand your anger and your quest for justice upon said little git but are you planning to take it up with the individual involved in the crime? or would you like "a few druggies" taken out also on the way round? or are you planning to burn down the house of everyone who the local fish wives focus group has ever had their suspicions about because they heard they like the whacky baccy? If the thief had been under the influence of alcohol, would you want the blame to be shared by everyone who has ever had a tipple or would you see that as a non sequitur?
  11. http://oi56.tinypic.com/20z4752.jpg I took the red pill.
  12. Good luck with that. -Dr Michael Gossop- "Every society has its own drugs. People have always used drugs to alter their states of consciousness, eagerly seeking out whatever naturally-occurring substances can be used as drugs and wherever possible deliberately cultivating them. Every part of the Earth that is capable of producing drugs has been used for this purpose. Vast areas of Europe are covered by vines. The cannabis plant flourishes in Africa and Asia; and from the Middle East down through Asia the opium poppy grows. In the British Isles some of the best arable land in the country is turned over to the production of that most English narcotic, the hop. In the Americas there are plantations of the coca plant, tobacco, and cactuses containing mescaline, and throughout the world there are mushrooms containing other hallucinogenic drugs. The only people with no traditional drug of their own would appear to be the Eskimos who live in a land so bleak that it does not permit the cultivation of any intoxicant. Drugs play an important part in the lives of every one of us. Drug taking is an almost universal phenomenon, and in the statistical sense of the term it is the person who does not take drugs who is abnormal. Many people are likely to react against any suggestion that they are drug takers, to see it as some sort of accusation. The comfortable but quite mistaken orthodoxy insists that the 'normal' people who make up the majority of our society do not use drugs; set in sharp contrast to this sober normality are the 'abnormal' minority who do."
  13. You seem to operate your entire opinion about drug use around one particular stereotype that you hold on to; that wears a hood, shoots up smack, smokes loads of hash and is waiting to steal your video. On what particular scientific study did you base your claim that someone who smokes hash is not going to make their work; say compared to the hungover, weekend, scoopdemup crew? It may be somewhat of a surprise to you, that the majority of people who are using out there, have no interest in your video or partaking in any illegal activity whatsoever but yes, at present there will always be elements of criminal activity to be found somewhere among the drug culture, due in no small part to the fact that they are kept illegal and some people who see the gap in the market, that the powers that be seem to miss time and time again, will always see the profit margin there waiting, be it because they are in a tricky situation or securing there own supply at cheaper cost or just because they might be an amoral hound for a pound. "If you build it, they will come" and the situation they have built for us concerning drugs legislation has done nothing but ensure a never ending s***storm of grief. Legalise it; legalise it all and then the who's who of what, may get a bit clearer between who uses, who abuses and who just knocked off your video and is trying to get out of accepting the blame because "the drugs made me do it your honor and rehab seems a nicer option than the jail your honor" Trust me, I'd like nothing better than to see the guy who is running with your video; sit in a cell for six months, twiddling his thumbs in frustration but if this means I am also to be judged by the same standard at the cost of perhaps my kids, home, job, then your option seems less inviting. Just because we are in favour of the legalisation of drugs does not mean we are in favour of drugs. I have kids and I don't want them to use but if they do at some point choose to partake in drug culture; I want them to have some kind of safety net that is not made of steel spikes and that I can reach them from to give advice and help, should they need it, without the stigma and hate spat out from certain corners because they have dared to tread on the DARK SIDE of the perceptions of some. "Drug taking is here to stay and one way or another we must all learn to live with drugs" This is not a choice; this is the way it was, is and always will be... Deal with it. Good health to all and if you're not even trying to keep the head this new year, at least try and remember where you leave it.
  14. The phrase "Never debate with fools, they'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience" springs to mind. https://peterreynolds.wordpress.com/2010/12/18/simon-heffers-disgusting-prohibitionist-rant/ Things don't look like there going to be heading anywhere near the direction of solving the problem, anytime soon and it seems there are still plenty of Daily Mail readers, kept in a righteous, berserker fury to keep flaming torches flying at anybody they see fit or unfit; depending on whatever f****d up logic system they use to arrive at there conclusions. "The table is tilted, folks. The game is rigged." Get ready for more of the same but worse and at an ever increasing cost to us all... except of course the likes of Mr Camercleggiband.
  15. What is this I don’t even Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
  16. And lots of it! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1341822/Tiptoeing-snow-f-f-frozen-pheasant-Met-Office-predicts-coldest-December-century.html Seemed to take the Met Office a while to figure that one out for a boxing day forecast. Maybe it took this long for them to scrape together the cash to subscribe a Piers Corbyn forecast. Here he is putting out on November the 30th:
  17. http://oi54.tinypic.com/30w8pk7.jpg All the best.
  18. Not sure who, where or when I heard it but there was something about Jupiter being closest to Earth for decades and bright in December. May be it; maybe not
  19. Seems to be an all clear in the stratosphere: http://www.spaceweather.com/ Might be a flabby arctic cyclone.
  20. Dogma tends to be completely impervious to any observation which discounts the theory. This is called cognitive dissonance, and humans are real jedi's at such mind tricks.
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