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LazFX
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can't seem to find a embed for this ...

http://www.dumpert.nl/mediabase/236..._liftneger.html

but I laughed..

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Krypton
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Location: Texas

Rave in Iran... yes it happens...Iran isn't as bleak as many make it seem. So what if it got busted? Try this in Afghanistan, North Korea, or Saudi Arabia..


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10 Pot Studies Government Wished it Had Never Funded

10) MARIJUANA USE HAS NO EFFECT ON MORTALITY:
A massive study of California HMO members funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) found marijuana use caused no significant increase in mortality. Tobacco use was associated with increased risk of death. Sidney, S et al. Marijuana Use and Mortality. American Journal of Public Health. Vol. 87 No. 4, April 1997. p. 585-590. Sept. 2002.

9) HEAVY MARIJUANA USE AS A YOUNG ADULT WON'T RUIN YOUR LIFE:
Veterans Affairs scientists looked at whether heavy marijuana use as a young adult caused long-term problems later, studying identical twins in which one twin had been a heavy marijuana user for a year or longer but had stopped at least one month before the study, while the second twin had used marijuana no more than five times ever. Marijuana use had no significant impact on physical or mental health care utilization, health-related quality of life, or current socio-demographic characteristics. Eisen SE et al. Does Marijuana Use Have Residual Adverse Effects on Self-Reported Health Measures, Socio-Demographics or Quality of Life? A Monozygotic Co-Twin Control Study in Men. Addiction. Vol. 97 No. 9. p.1083-1086. Sept. 1997

8) THE "GATEWAY EFFECT" MAY BE A MIRAGE:
Marijuana is often called a "gateway drug" by supporters of prohibition, who point to statistical "associations" indicating that persons who use marijuana are more likely to eventually try hard drugs than those who never use marijuana - implying that marijuana use somehow causes hard drug use. But a model developed by RAND Corp. researcher Andrew Morral demonstrates that these associations can be explained "without requiring a gateway effect." More likely, this federally funded study suggests, some people simply have an underlying propensity to try drugs, and start with what's most readily available. Morral AR, McCaffrey D and Paddock S. Reassessing the Marijuana Gateway Effect. Addiction. December 2002. p. 1493-1504.

7) PROHIBITION DOESN'T WORK (PART I):
The White House had the National Research Council examine the data being gathered about drug use and the effects of U.S. drug policies. NRC concluded, "the nation possesses little information about the effectiveness of current drug policy, especially of drug law enforcement." And what data exist show "little apparent relationship between severity of sanctions prescribed for drug use and prevalence or frequency of use." In other words, there is no proof that prohibition - the cornerstone of U.S. drug policy for a century - reduces drug use. National Research Council. Informing America's Policy on Illegal Drugs: What We Don't Know Keeps Hurting Us. National Academy Press, 2001. p. 193.

6) PROHIBITION DOESN'T WORK (PART II):
DOES PROHIBITION CAUSE THE "GATEWAY EFFECT"?): U.S. and Dutch researchers, supported in part by NIDA, compared marijuana users in San Francisco, where non-medical use remains illegal, to Amsterdam, where adults may possess and purchase small amounts of marijuana from regulated businesses. Looking at such parameters as frequency and quantity of use and age at onset of use, they found no differences except one: Lifetime use of hard drugs was significantly lower in Amsterdam, with its "tolerant" marijuana policies. For example, lifetime crack cocaine use was 4.5 times higher in San Francisco than Amsterdam. Reinarman, C, Cohen, PDA, and Kaal, HL. The Limited Relevance of Drug Policy: Cannabis in Amsterdam and San Francisco. American Journal of Public Health. Vol. 94, No. 5. May 2004. p. 836-842.

5) OOPS, MARIJUANA MAY PREVENT CANCER (PART I):
Federal researchers implanted several types of cancer, including leukemia and lung cancers, in mice, then treated them with cannabinoids (unique, active components found in marijuana). THC and other cannabinoids shrank tumors and increased the mice's lifespans. Munson, AE et al. Antineoplastic Activity of Cannabinoids. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Sept. 1975. p. 597-602.

4) OOPS, MARIJUANA MAY PREVENT CANCER, (PART II):
In a 1994 study the government tried to suppress, federal researchers gave mice and rats massive doses of THC, looking for cancers or other signs of toxicity. The rodents given THC lived longer and had fewer cancers, "in a dose-dependent manner" (i.e. the more THC they got, the fewer tumors). NTP Technical Report On The Toxicology And Carcinogenesis Studies Of 1-Trans- Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol, CAS No. 1972-08-3, In F344/N Rats And B6C3F Mice, Gavage Studies. See also, "Medical Marijuana: Unpublished Federal Study Found THC-Treated Rats Lived Longer, Had Less Cancer," AIDS Treatment News no. 263, Jan. 17, 1997.

3) OOPS, MARIJUANA MAY PREVENT CANCER (PART III):
Researchers at the Kaiser-Permanente HMO, funded by NIDA, followed 65,000 patients for nearly a decade, comparing cancer rates among non-smokers, tobacco smokers, and marijuana smokers. Tobacco smokers had massively higher rates of lung cancer and other cancers. Marijuana smokers who didn't also use tobacco had no increase in risk of tobacco-related cancers or of cancer risk overall. In fact their rates of lung and most other cancers were slightly lower than non-smokers, though the difference did not reach statistical significance. Sidney, S. et al. Marijuana Use and Cancer Incidence (California, United States). Cancer Causes and Control. Vol. 8. Sept. 1997, p. 722-728.

2) OOPS, MARIJUANA MAY PREVENT CANCER (PART IV):
Donald Tashkin, a UCLA researcher whose work is funded by NIDA, did a case-control study comparing 1,200 patients with lung, head and neck cancers to a matched group with no cancer. Even the heaviest marijuana smokers had no increased risk of cancer, and had somewhat lower cancer risk than non-smokers (tobacco smokers had a 20-fold increased lung cancer risk). Tashkin D. Marijuana Use and Lung Cancer: Results of a Case-Control Study. American Thoracic Society International Conference. May 23, 2006.

1) MARIJUANA DOES HAVE MEDICAL VALUE:
In response to passage of California's medical marijuana law, the White House had the Institute of Medicine (IOM) review the data on marijuana's medical benefits and risks. The IOM concluded, "Nausea, appetite loss, pain and anxiety are all afflictions of wasting, and all can be mitigated by marijuana." While noting potential risks of smoking, the report added, "we acknowledge that there is no clear alternative for people suffering from chronic conditions that might be relieved by smoking marijuana, such as pain or AIDS wasting." The government's refusal to acknowledge this finding caused co-author John A. Benson to tell the New York Times that the government "loves to ignore our report … they would rather it never happened." Joy, JE, Watson, SJ, and Benson, JA. Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base. National Academy Press. 1999. p. 159. See also, Harris, G. FDA Dismisses Medical Benefit From Marijuana. New York Times. Apr. 21, 2006

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tathi
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Registered: Jan 2003
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quote:
Originally posted by Krypton
Rave in Iran... yes it happens...Iran isn't as bleak as many make it seem. So what if it got busted? Try this in Afghanistan, North Korea, or Saudi Arabia..


what the fuck is the name of that song??????????

friends who have gone to Tehran say it has one of the best underground electronica scenes in the world (and they travel the world looking for the best places with the best vibes

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Lebezniatnikov
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I met Henry Kissinger and Madeleine Albright today (kind of). Pretty cool.


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shaolin_Z
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Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Austin, Texas, USA: TXTA #102

quote:
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I met Henry Kissinger and Madeleine Albright today (kind of). Pretty cool.

Henry Kissinger is a war criminal, and a douche bag.


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"First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me— and there was no one left to speak out for me." -Martin Niemöller

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Fir3start3r
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Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

quote:
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no. the real shame is Damon, A HARVARD GRAD FFS, fell for a viral e-mail that has yet to be proven and never will be. just like everything else about her lately like the book-ban rumor has been thoroughly de-bunked by Factcheck.org.

here's where he and other morons got the dinosaurs crap >LINK<

and here's where those same morons get schooled by Factcheck >LINK<

we're all sufferers of the internet. i suppose thats truly a shame as well but no, Damon is the real dumbshit here. but he's managed to bring all of you like-minded souls down his petty dumbshit road. congrats.


Well done Matt Damon!
You and your F.A.G. intellects live on!


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Lebezniatnikov
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quote:
Originally posted by shaolin_Z
Henry Kissinger is a war criminal, and a douche bag.


That was fairly predictable.


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Krypton
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Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Texas

quote:
Originally posted by tathi
what the fuck is the name of that song??????????

friends who have gone to Tehran say it has one of the best underground electronica scenes in the world (and they travel the world looking for the best places with the best vibes


It's psychedelic trance, that's all I know.


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tathi
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Location: Sydney

quote:
Originally posted by shaolin_Z
Henry Kissinger is a war criminal, and a douche bag.

i don't know much about what he has done outside of Argentina (where i used to live) and he may have done some real good in other parts in the world, but in Argentina it is undeniable he is a war criminal. he gave his full support to the Dirty War generals and told them "do whatever it takes" to stop the spread of communism. Human Rights groups estimate 30,000 people disappeared into the night, these "communists" were anyone who criticised the government, they were university students, journalists, jews, doctors whose only crime was providing free health care to the poor, writers and artists who were deemed to be dangerous but had nothing to do with communism. Its so sad

but thats pretty fucking cool that you got to meet them Leb where abouts were you when it happened?

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shaolin_Z
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quote:
Originally posted by Lebezniatnikov
That was fairly predictable.

As is your excitement .

EDIT: Actually, not entirely. I thought you had some kind of standards and would be all enthusiastic about meeting such a douche bag.


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"First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me— and there was no one left to speak out for me." -Martin Niemöller

Last edited by shaolin_Z on Sep-16-2008 at 17:43

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St_Andrew
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quote:
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As is your excitement .

EDIT: Actually, not entirely. I thought you had some kind of standards and would be all enthusiastic about meeting such a douche bag.


Aww, of course it's exciting even though it's a douche bag! I almost met George Bush once, and was terribly excited. Or to take things to an extreme, say that I had the opportunity to meet Adolf Hitler, I'd still be excited. Just because.

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