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  • Stupid.

    28 21.21%
  • Losers.

    22 16.67%
  • Immoral.

    4 3.03%
  • Not my concern.

    54 40.91%
  • Normal.

    37 28.03%
  • Awesome!

    20 15.15%
  • Confused.

    18 13.64%
  • Hungry.

    29 21.97%
  • Drowsy.

    12 9.09%
  • Other.

    29 21.97%
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    Re: People Who Smoke Marijuana Are...

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    1) It is unknown that if someone achieves when the use weed if they would not achieve MORE if they did not. Therefore, your assessment could be backwards.

    2) If someone is more focused when the use weed, it probably means that they are suffering from ADD or some other psychological disorder. I've seen this TONS of times. There are other solutions to these issues.

    3) From the research I've read, other than the smoking part of it, occasional marijuana use probably ranks with occasional alcohol use in the realm of danger... more or less. Consistent marijuana use? Absolutely dangerous with lots of negative effects.
    Excuse me, but "ADD" is not a psychological disorder. Being bored in school and defiant towards authority figures is not indicative of psychological problems.

    Secondly, if consistent marijuana usage is "absolutely dangerous with lots of negative effects" then consistent usage of prescription drugs is "extremely dangerous and life-threatening".

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    Re: People Who Smoke Marijuana Are...

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    At what point do excepions invalidate the rule? I imagine there are some like me who performed well under the influence. I know there are many others who performed well when not under the influence but would get high when the were studying or performing. To my mind there is a range of stupidity and performance associated with getting high. There are some things I will not do when high - any type of motor coordination including cooking and driving.
    Guy walks into a casino. All he has on him is $20. He plays blackjack and craps and in 6 hours, turns the $20 into $2000. "See... you can turn a small backroll into something huge" he boasts. This happens... more often than just once. It still does not disprove the rule that if you walk into a casino with a small backroll, you will walk out with a smaller one... if any at all.

    Getting high causes impairment. That's what it's SUPPOSED TO DO and why people do it. When one is impaired they do not function at their optimal level. And, in fact, their impairment can easily make them be in denial about this... kinda like "beer muscles". Also why a rational, sane person will get behind the wheel of a car, believing that they can drive just as well when "impaired".
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    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    Re: People Who Smoke Marijuana Are...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    He has to be on something. There is no way anybody can make that many incoherent points and yet somehow manage to make sense. Well there is Monk-Eye. But I haven't seen him in a while.
    I think I banned Monk-Eye... or pissed him off or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
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    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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    Re: People Who Smoke Marijuana Are...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Like prescription medicine?
    One possibility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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    Re: People Who Smoke Marijuana Are...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Excuse me, but "ADD" is not a psychological disorder. Being bored in school and defiant towards authority figures is not indicative of psychological problems.
    Excuse ME but ADD IS a psychological disorder. Your assessment of what it is and what symptons it is exhibited by shows that you do not know what it is. You are describing someone who is oppositional, not someone who is ADD.

    Secondly, if consistent marijuana usage is "absolutely dangerous with lots of negative effects" then consistent usage of prescription drugs is "extremely dangerous and life-threatening".
    Depends on the prescription drug and the level of use. If you take 10 oxycontins every day for a couple of years, you will certainly have negative effects and there will be danger of life-threatening consequences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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    Re: People Who Smoke Marijuana Are...

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Excuse ME but ADD IS a psychological disorder. Your assessment of what it is and what symptons it is exhibited by shows that you do not know what it is. You are describing someone who is oppositional, not someone who is ADD.
    Okay, let's look at the "symptoms" of ADD...

    AD/HD predominantly inattentive type: (AD/HD-I)

    • Fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes.
    • Has difficulty sustaining attention.
    • Does not appear to listen.
    • Struggles to follow through on instructions.
    • Has difficulty with organization.
    • Avoids or dislikes tasks requiring sustained mental effort.
    • Loses things.
    • Is easily distracted.
    • Is forgetful in daily activities.


    AD/HD predominantly hyperactive-impulsive type: (AD/HD-HI)

    • Fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in chair.
    • Has difficulty remaining seated.
    • Runs about or climbs excessively.
    • Difficulty engaging in activities quietly.
    • Acts as if driven by a motor.
    • Talks excessively.
    • Blurts out answers before questions have been completed.
    • Difficulty waiting or taking turns.
    • Interrupts or intrudes upon others.


    The Disorder Named AD/HD (WWK1)
    Basically, if they have lots of energy and don't like listening to teachers talk about arithmetic they are "psychologically disordered" and in serious need of Ritalin.

    Depends on the prescription drug and the level of use. If you take 10 oxycontins every day for a couple of years, you will certainly have negative effects and there will be danger of life-threatening consequences.
    How many people have died from marijuana usage?

    How many people have died from prescription drug usage?

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    Re: People Who Smoke Marijuana Are...

    ADD people are not disordered, in my opinion. They just live in the wrong time in history. I'm sure they did fine in simpler times before the demands of modern schools and urban living. I'm sure ADD people functioned just fine in hunter/gatherer and agrarian societies.

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    Re: People Who Smoke Marijuana Are...

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    ADD people are not disordered, in my opinion. They just live in the wrong time in history. I'm sure they did fine in simpler times before the demands of modern schools and urban living. I'm sure ADD people functioned just fine in hunter/gatherer and agrarian societies.
    I think many of their problems stem from the rigidity and conformity of our education system.

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    Re: People Who Smoke Marijuana Are...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Excuse me, but "ADD" is not a psychological disorder. Being bored in school and defiant towards authority figures is not indicative of psychological problems.

    Secondly, if consistent marijuana usage is "absolutely dangerous with lots of negative effects" then consistent usage of prescription drugs is "extremely dangerous and life-threatening".
    Having problems remembering things is not dementia, but it can certainly be a sign of it. ADD is real, as is ADHD, and while the symptoms are similar to normal kids, trust me that when you encounter the real thing, you will know it. It's a difference of degree.
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    Re: People Who Smoke Marijuana Are...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Okay, let's look at the "symptoms" of ADD...
    Yes, let's look at them. I see nothing there that indicates being bored or being defiant. Thank you for posting the information.



    Basically, if they have lots of energy and don't like listening to teachers talk about arithmetic they are "psychologically disordered" and in serious need of Ritalin.
    Except that's not how the DSM-IV classifies ADD NOR is it what you posted. So, all you are doing is making stuff up.



    How many people have died from marijuana usage?

    How many people have died from prescription drug usage?
    That's like saying that because people die in auto accidents, cars are "dangerous and life-threatening". I would think you would understand the difference. Further, you are misrepresenting my position. If someone uses marijuana excessively OR prescription drugs excessively, they are doing something dangerous and life-threatening. If they are not using them excessively, they are not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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