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    Re: Drug tests for chess club? Judge says no

    Like someone mentioned earlier, ADD medications such as Ridalin or Aderall would be a tremendous advantage to those taking them, and if they are going to screen baseball players for steroids they should be screening chess players for ADD meds, as well.

    Then again, the entire idea of taking drugs to enhance one's own ability to compete seems not only ridiculously desperate to me, but also misses the point of competition entirely.

    If I took steroids to beat someone in a race I'd feel like it's pointless because I didn't do it on my own.

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    Re: Drug tests for chess club? Judge says no

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Like someone mentioned earlier, ADD medications such as Ridalin or Aderall would be a tremendous advantage to those taking them, and if they are going to screen baseball players for steroids they should be screening chess players for ADD meds, as well.

    Then again, the entire idea of taking drugs to enhance one's own ability to compete seems not only ridiculously desperate to me, but also misses the point of competition entirely.

    If I took steroids to beat someone in a race I'd feel like it's pointless because I didn't do it on my own.
    I don't think it would not feel pointless to you because if you were egotistical enough to take a supplement to protect your ego, then how you protect it won't really matter.
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    Re: Drug tests for chess club? Judge says no

    I find it strange that drug testing occurs in school at all. Some students in my class were known drug users in high school, but they did it in their off time and didn't come to school high. Why would they be tested for something that's not happening at school? Schools should be places of education, not an arm of law enforcement, UNLESS the criminal act is happening on school property.

    There were lots of pot heads in my high school... most of them did well academically, they were just social misfits.

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    Re: Drug tests for chess club? Judge says no

    ....uh....so lemme get this straight...even the chess kids are doing drugs?
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    Re: Drug tests for chess club? Judge says no

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    ....uh....so lemme get this straight...even the chess kids are doing drugs?
    Yeah no kidding. At what point do we declare the "Ware on Drugs" as a failure? The DORKS are even on drugs.
    Affiant further sayeth not.

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    Re: Drug tests for chess club? Judge says no

    Quote Originally Posted by Indy View Post
    Yeah no kidding. At what point do we declare the "Ware on Drugs" as a failure? The DORKS are even on drugs.
    Its not a war on drugs. Its much more specific. Its rules against performance enhancing drugs to preserve fair competition. So unless marijuana is performance enhancing then they shouldn't be eliminated even if its found as a result of a drug test. However, some believe that any illegal drug use is grounds for elimination from competition. I don't agree.
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    Re: Drug tests for chess club? Judge says no

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    Its not a war on drugs. Its much more specific. Its rules against performance enhancing drugs to preserve fair competition. So unless marijuana is performance enhancing then they shouldn't be eliminated even if its found as a result of a drug test. However, some believe that any illegal drug use is grounds for elimination from competition. I don't agree.
    Come on, a high school chess club isn't going to be testing for "performance enhancing" drugs. You've got to be kidding me.
    Affiant further sayeth not.

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    Re: Drug tests for chess club? Judge says no

    Quote Originally Posted by Indy View Post
    Come on, a high school chess club isn't going to be testing for "performance enhancing" drugs. You've got to be kidding me.
    Have you ever taken dexedrine?

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    Re: Drug tests for chess club? Judge says no

    Quote Originally Posted by Indy View Post
    Come on, a high school chess club isn't going to be testing for "performance enhancing" drugs. You've got to be kidding me.
    I doubt it too. But not because of an silly appeal to common sense as you propose. The benefits of such drugs to chess players is not established where the benefits of steroid use in physical sports is well known. If it ever did get to a point where there was some "smart pill" then there probably will be more tests. A far as i am aware steroid testing is rare.
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