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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Drugs appear to have ruined a great many lives and anyone who sticks a needle in their arms or who smokes crack has to understand that. I can't see that as anything else than stupid.

    That was just as true. Look at all the old moves from that period and see for yourself how the use of tobacco and alcohol was being promoted by the movie stars of the day as being cool and sophisticated. That same thing happened later with the glamorization of many drugs, which may be why the US uses more recreational drugs than any country in the world.

    Yes, i understand the lunacy of reefer madness but lets not go in the other direction either. That's just as crazy.
    Drugs have indeed ruined many lives, taken many lives. I don't recommend the use of hard drugs. But then again, I don't recommend alcohol either .. which has taken FAR many more lives than illegal drugs. Both take and ruin the lives of old, young, rich, poor, educated, uneducated, and in all sizes, shapes, colors, and stripes.

    The question is how much can you legislate, and should addition really be a crime.

    Marijuana is less harmful than a beer.

    1. Marijuana Curbs Brain Damage Caused by Drinking
    2. Marijuana May Help Treat Cancers Caused by Alcohol
    3. Violent Behavior vs. Utter Chillness
    4. Alcohol Addiction is Extremely Dangerous
    5. One Kills People. Guess Which One.
    6. Alcohol Prevents Muscle Growth
    7. One Has Legitimate Medicinal Uses
    8. Drunk Sex is Sloppy, High Sex is Tingly :0)
    9. Long Term Alcohol Abuse Could Kill You
    10. Drunks Decisions Bad, High Decisions Slow
    http://www.hightimes.com/read/10-rea...er-you-alcohol

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Prisons for profit are a well known growing phenomena here in the good ole USA. Watch for the numbers you quote to rise.
    Absolutely

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Its criticism out of context and has its roots in critical theory.

    When you use stats like that without accounting for the fact that we are the worlds only superpower, and a leader in industry, tech, and military the numbers make more sense. But-that would add context.

    You may not be familiar with the terms, but you were conditioned to believe it as truth. Spend the few minutes to watch this, it will lend perspective (and that dreaded context).



    Here's a rather straightforward talk on critical theory. PJTV - Bill Whittle - The Narrative - Political Correctness - YouTube

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackAsCoal View Post
    Drugs have indeed ruined many lives, taken many lives. I don't recommend the use of hard drugs. But then again, I don't recommend alcohol either .. which has taken FAR many more lives than illegal drugs. Both take and ruin the lives of old, young, rich, poor, educated, uneducated, and in all sizes, shapes, colors, and stripes.

    The question is how much can you legislate, and should addition really be a crime.

    Marijuana is less harmful than a beer.

    1. Marijuana Curbs Brain Damage Caused by Drinking
    2. Marijuana May Help Treat Cancers Caused by Alcohol
    3. Violent Behavior vs. Utter Chillness
    4. Alcohol Addiction is Extremely Dangerous
    5. One Kills People. Guess Which One.
    6. Alcohol Prevents Muscle Growth
    7. One Has Legitimate Medicinal Uses
    8. Drunk Sex is Sloppy, High Sex is Tingly :0)
    9. Long Term Alcohol Abuse Could Kill You
    10. Drunks Decisions Bad, High Decisions Slow
    10 Reasons Marijuana is Better For You Than Alcohol | High Times
    You'll get no argument from me that some drugs are more dangerous than others.

    What we have done is to glamorize drugs of must every sort, both legal and illegal, and the word should be spread that using drugs is just stupid, and that applies to every class of people.

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    You'll get no argument from me that some drugs are more dangerous than others.

    What we have done is to glamorize drugs of must every sort, both legal and illegal, and the word should be spread that using drugs is just stupid, and that applies to every class of people.
    I think the word has been spread, there is no shortage of anti-drug ads (this is your brain on drugs stuff).
    There is a ton of legal pharmaceuticals that are also advertised; all with disclaimers that scare the crap out of me.

    People are going to use; drugs are as old as mankind. The question becomes what is the best way to deal with this?

    I would recommend checking out the concept of "harm reduction", over just incarceration. Rehabilitation - sure, but also not prosecuting any users.

    What is harm reduction? | Harm Reduction International
    Harm reduction refers to policies, programmes and practices that aim to reduce the harms associated with the use of psychoactive drugs in people unable or unwilling to stop.
    The defining features are the focus on the prevention of harm, rather than on the prevention of drug use itself, and the focus on people who continue to use drugs.
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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    I think the word has been spread, there is no shortage of anti-drug ads (this is your brain on drugs stuff).
    There is a ton of legal pharmaceuticals that are also advertised; all with disclaimers that scare the crap out of me.

    People are going to use; drugs are as old as mankind. The question becomes what is the best way to deal with this?

    I would recommend checking out the concept of "harm reduction", over just incarceration. Rehabilitation - sure, but also not prosecuting any users.
    The problem with anti drug ads is that they aren't cool. Watching Tom Hanks light up a joint and making jokes with a buddy is cool. So how do we get the idea across that drugs aren't cool, and that includes alcohol, despite several decades of the entertainment industry saying they are?

    I don't like imprisoning people for simple drug use either because it can ruin more lives than it saves. Nor do I have any answers as to what do to about serious drug use but my question would be, "What the Hell are you thinking??"

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    The problem with anti drug ads is that they aren't cool. Watching Tom Hanks light up a joint and making jokes with a buddy is cool. So how do we get the idea across that drugs aren't cool, and that includes alcohol, despite several decades of the entertainment industry saying they are?

    I don't like imprisoning people for simple drug use either because it can ruin more lives than it saves. Nor do I have any answers as to what do to about serious drug use but my question would be, "What the Hell are you thinking??"
    ads aren't going to do it, only education - and even then there are going to be users.
    So we do what we can, and use the concept of harm reduction when people inevitably use.
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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Here's a rather straightforward talk on critical theory. PJTV - Bill Whittle - The Narrative - Political Correctness - YouTube
    Yes, Bill Whittle is great.

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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    ads aren't going to do it, only education - and even then there are going to be users.
    So we do what we can, and use the concept of harm reduction when people inevitably use.
    Maybe the addicts, like the poor, will always be with us and there does seem to be some association between the two.
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    Re: Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Castro in 'gesture of hope'

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Maybe the addicts, like the poor, will always be with us and there does seem to be some association between the two.
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    plenty of rich addicts too - check out some of the private rehabilitation centers - the industry are big money makers.
    9 Extravagant Rehab Centers For The Rich And Famous - Business Insider
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