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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    People are overlooking the fact that IQ does not test intelligence, but aptitude, and those with privilege get higher test results.

    Plus Rand Paul is just wrong... but you know, the continual war on drugs makes his point more salient to ignorant people. If the U.S. would just reform its scheduling system based on modern scientifical and medical research, it would usher in the entire world moving into a greater period of living.

    Unfortunately, the government will keep saying stupid things like pot kills brain cells or damages intelligence, over and over again, no matter how many times it is proven wrong. That's what propaganda is. It's not true, but it's persistent. They don't want people taking entheogens that will wake them up to how ridiculous our system of forced control is.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    these folks are pieces of work ... Paul believes thyat a restaurant owner should have the right to deny service to a black man simply because he's black ... that takes a lot of pot ...
    I believe that business owners have a right to refuse whoever they want, and consumers have a responsibility to boycott and bankrupt businesses when they engage in ethically abhorrent practices like refusing to serve people based on skin color. Still, that's a debate for another thread entirely
    If you hate capitalism so much, then just write everything in lower case. Problem solved.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by HumanBeing View Post
    But you're not going to tell us what that magical reason is? I don't mean to sound harsh, but you already said he was a compulsive person with an addictive personality, it doesn't sound like weed had anything to do with it, even from your own version of it. And even if it did, it's still nothing compared to the damage other, perfectly legal drugs cause.
    Fact is, they didn't.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Fact is, they didn't.
    And neither did weed, it was something else, like you said..... Do you happen to know how many people have died of overdosing on marijuana?
    If you hate capitalism so much, then just write everything in lower case. Problem solved.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by HumanBeing View Post
    And neither did weed, it was something else, like you said..... Do you happen to know how many people have died of overdosing on marijuana?
    I am familiar with those like my stepson that started with pot only to move on to harder drugs ruining their lives. I also know 2 separate families that grew up without husbands/fathers because some mellow guy came to work and crushed both with a piece of heavy machinery.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    I am familiar with those like my stepson that started with pot only to move on to harder drugs ruining their lives. I also know 2 separate families that grew up without husbands/fathers because some mellow guy came to work and crushed both with a piece of heavy machinery.
    But you said he was a compulsive person with an addictive personality who actively sought out hard drugs. Tens of millions of people in your country alone smoke weed without ever going on to do harder drugs. This is just classic scapegoating.
    If you hate capitalism so much, then just write everything in lower case. Problem solved.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by HumanBeing View Post
    But you said he was a compulsive person with an addictive personality who actively sought out hard drugs. Tens of millions of people in your country alone smoke weed without ever going on to do harder drugs. This is just classic scapegoating.
    You may think that to be true but you would be wrong. We lose successful people everyday to meth and crack, it is an epidemic. If you look at their history you would find they probably started with pot.

    Pot smokers are easy to spot in the workforce as many of them are some of the most paranoid people in society, even the casual users. Outside of that you can usually smell it on their clothes or in their cars

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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by HumanBeing View Post
    I believe that business owners have a right to refuse whoever they want, and consumers have a responsibility to boycott and bankrupt businesses when they engage in ethically abhorrent practices like refusing to serve people based on skin color. Still, that's a debate for another thread entirely
    and if no one boycotts in a town, then tough luck for the black folk I guess .... I guess the black folk can move out (in fact, that may be why they were denied service to begin with) ... Paul in 2016!

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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    and if no one boycotts in a town, then tough luck for the black folk I guess .... I guess the black folk can move out (in fact, that may be why they were denied service to begin with) ... Paul in 2016!
    If no one in town boycotts, then consumers across the nation can boycott the town. Cities with deeply entrenched racial hatred don't generally have the best financial track records.
    If you hate capitalism so much, then just write everything in lower case. Problem solved.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by HumanBeing View Post
    If no one in town boycotts, then consumers across the nation can boycott the town. Cities with deeply entrenched racial hatred don't generally have the best financial track records.
    unbelievable ... and here we are in 2013 ... well, we had a Civil Rights Movement and took a different turn, and we're a better place for it ... let's see if Paul runs on that platform if he decides to run ...

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