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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    If there's no data available, you're getting your information where, exactly? On what basis are you concluding that marijuana dui's are a problem?
    Local police and deputy discussions at the restaurant, it is a big problem here

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Local police and deputy discussions at the restaurant, it is a big problem here
    Ah. Anecdotal evidence. An excellent substitute for facts.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    Ah. Anecdotal evidence. An excellent substitute for facts.
    I will take live facts over intenet gossip from blogs

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    I will take live facts over intenet gossip from blogs
    Are you under the impression that gossip is the same thing as a fact? If not, I'm not sure why you're bringing it up now. I certainly haven't.

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

    So long as he acknowledges that these effects are temporary and not permanent unless done during pregnancy or as a minor then he'll still have my support.
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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    He should look to the careers of (e.g.) everyone who'e ever made money in Silicon Valley. Pretty much everyone out here smokes pot, and we have by far the strongest economy in the country. Clearly Mr. Paul has managed the remarkable feat of sticking his head entirely up his own arse.
    And you are suggesting that "everyone whose ever made money in Silicon Valley" smoked pot "all the time" as the hypothetical individual Rand Paul was speaking about does?

    People who drink all the time, based on what I've seen in life, tend to be dumber and have less ambition as well. Does that mean I'm stating that anyone who has ever drank, or even who drinks somewhat regularly, are all dumb or lacking ambition? No. It's based around those individuals who use the vast majority of their free time to boozing it up, and who shirk their non-free time responsibilities to get some boozing in as well.

    I've known quite a bit of functional pot users who smoke occasionally or even somewhat routinely. I've not known a single pot head, the types that between every class at college and every evening after work (if they actually went, instead of staying in to smoke and screw around), who tokes up every moment they can possibly do it, that I'd consider rather sharp witted or ambitious. I've known some that were like that during college and high school that have since stopped, and became more occasional users, that absolutely seem significantly more intelligent in their day to day actions and far more dependable and driven.

    I don't really see anything outlandish with what he said, unless someone ridiculously wants to act like he said words other than those he ACTUALLY said.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    So long as he acknowledges that these effects are temporary and not permanent unless done during pregnancy or as a minor then he'll still have my support.
    Silly Lachean, you're supposed to just assume that he meant it was permanent, and that he meant it was anyone who smoked pot ever in any way, because you're supposed to not like Rand Paul now. Get with the program man, geez.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    And you are suggesting that "everyone whose ever made money in Silicon Valley" smoked pot "all the time" as the hypothetical individual Rand Paul was speaking about does?
    I am not, although it depends what you mean (and he meant) by "all the time." Sure being inebriated all day is not conducive to productivity no matter what you're taking. Of course you're only addressing a portion of Paul's statement. The other part tended to suggest disapproval of marijuana use in general.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    People who drink all the time, based on what I've seen in life, tend to be dumber and have less ambition as well.
    People who drink all the time are generally alcoholics, some of whom are stupid, and some of whom are members of Mensa, hold advanced degrees and acquire professional jobs.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    Are you under the impression that gossip is the same thing as a fact? If not, I'm not sure why you're bringing it up now. I certainly haven't.
    I am under the impresssion that arrest and warrant discussions trump what progressive liberals get from the NYT and Huffington Post

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    I am under the impresssion that arrest and warrant discussions trump what progressive liberals get from the NYT and Huffington Post
    Who said anything about either publication? You really ought to stop with the fantasy you've obviously created for yourself. It's not conducive to rational thought.

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