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    Re: Phelps apologizes for 'bad judgment' after marijuana photo

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    While that may be true, the majority of us haven't been stupid enough to have a picture taken in the process. Frankly, I don't feel sorry for him one bit.
    I don't either. I do, however, feel that he is the victim of a false stigma that surrounds Cannabis usage.
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    Re: Phelps apologizes for 'bad judgment' after marijuana photo

    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
    If all olympians ,from all countries ,were comprehensively tested for pot use, my guess is about half would test positive. They were all clean for the games, but my guess is as they let their hair down anywhere from a few days to a few weeks after the games ended, a few parties were smokey. Weed isn`t the most evil thing on earth. In the world of competitive sports I`m thinking steroids are a much bigger crime, just not as sesational.
    Michael Phelps is not "all Olympians". He is the most successful Olympian in history and is a role model for countless young people who see to emulate his success in the sport of swimming. I even heard a couple of kids at the pool a few days ago mention it. Even here in Taiwan, kids look up to Phelps and there is a large poster-picture of him on the walls of the pool.
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    Re: Phelps apologizes for 'bad judgment' after marijuana photo

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    He has not been kicked off of the swim team, he took a voluntary suspension.
    It was NOT voluntary. It is a three month suspension from USA Swimming that is now opposing. That is not the same as voluntary.

    I would imagine it is not, since most people have tried Cannabis at least once.
    Perhaps most of YOUR friends have tried it at least once. IT still doesn't make it an acceptable behavior.
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    Re: Phelps apologizes for 'bad judgment' after marijuana photo

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Michael Phelps is not "all Olympians". He is the most successful Olympian in history and is a role model for countless young people who see to emulate his success in the sport of swimming. I even heard a couple of kids at the pool a few days ago mention it. Even here in Taiwan, kids look up to Phelps and there is a large poster-picture of him on the walls of the pool.
    Point well made,and well taken. The kids are gonna have to plow through enough without someone suggesting even in the slightest way, that they should give up a few years of their lives getting stoned.

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    Re: Phelps apologizes for 'bad judgment' after marijuana photo

    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
    Point well made,and well taken. The kids are gonna have to plow through enough without someone suggesting even in the slightest way, that they should give up a few years of their lives getting stoned.
    Getting stoned was the best years of my life. *tokes a bowl
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    Re: Phelps apologizes for 'bad judgment' after marijuana photo

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    Getting stoned was the best years of my life. *tokes a bowl
    Now how am I going to argue with that? There are two seperate realities here. Weed for the informed adult is some of the best relief on earth.

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    Re: Phelps apologizes for 'bad judgment' after marijuana photo

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    Getting stoned was the best years of my life. *tokes a bowl

    That may explain the "Dirt poor" part.
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    Re: Phelps apologizes for 'bad judgment' after marijuana photo

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Perhaps most of YOUR friends have tried it at least once. IT still doesn't make it an acceptable behavior.
    Your emotional arguments are lame. Your a bright guy, stop acting like a stereotypical PMS-ing female.

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    Re: Phelps apologizes for 'bad judgment' after marijuana photo

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Michael Phelps is not "all Olympians". He is the most successful Olympian in history and is a role model for countless young people who see to emulate his success in the sport of swimming. I even heard a couple of kids at the pool a few days ago mention it. Even here in Taiwan, kids look up to Phelps and there is a large poster-picture of him on the walls of the pool.
    I feel parents should teach their kids not to look to professional athletes as "heros" and role models simply because some of them fail all too often. Just look towards the NFL to see this

    How about teaching kids to look towards teachers, writers, inventors, people in their own family, etc. as role models rather than over paid star athletes?

    Also always teach your kids that all of these folks are simply human and do have their faults and own personal failures.

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    Re: Phelps apologizes for 'bad judgment' after marijuana photo

    Thank you, best post in a while. I just want to remark that people are still caring about this and that is incomprehensible to me.

    But I can't say this isn't surprising, and I would extend what you said to politics as well. Example: Nicolas Sarkozy dumped his wife once he got elected, then married his mistress who proceeded to pose nude in a magazine. And you know what? Nobody cares, and I am jealous.
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