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Do you smoke marijuana?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by VMan, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. oman

    oman Senior member

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    I smoked about 3 times in the army, came very very close to getting caught (which literally would have changed my life completly) didn't smoke anything again for 10 years, smoked maybe 10-15 times after that (basically about an ounce of pot a friend grew and gave me, and a dozen or so times in amersterdamn) and that's my whole drug experience. I actually liked it alot, but it left me so clowdy the next day that I figured I was just too old for that stuff.
    if it's any consolation, age has nothing to do with it - i get that damn cloudy feeling too, and i hate it

    i used to smoke once a day, but then the tolerance (and the cloudy feeling) built up, and the combination of those two made it necessary for me to smoke 5+ times a day to get as high as i previously did

    i realized i was maybe overdoing it (five times a day gets to be sickening, as i'm sure you can imagine) so i went cold turkey for two months, which brought my tolerance back down to nil

    now i've started smoking once every few days, and i'm loving it

    "everything in moderation" has never rung so true
     
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    imageWIS Senior member

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    for future reference, you need not worry - the "contact high" or "second-hand high" is largely myth, according to a science teacher i once had

    Was he toking while he told you this? [​IMG] I have no idea for sure; I have to assume that some of it does get invariably inhaled.

    lately i've been adopting this philosophy a lot, and it has worked wonders

    It does, doesn't it?

    Jon.
     
  3. mass

    mass Well-Known Member

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    no. never done any drugs... i guess they just never interested me. maybe i'm just too old. "the bible never mentions amphetamines." [​IMG] i drink, but not socially (if that makes any sense) & i already smoke way too much tobacco anyways.
     
  4. Renault78law

    Renault78law Senior member

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    nope, I haven't smoked since law school. I'm more curious as to which of us use coke...
     
  5. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    nope, I haven't smoked since law school. I'm more curious as to which of us use coke...

    You should make a poll then!
     
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    Tokyo Slim Senior member

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    If there was a poll choice for "I quit that shit when I was 17" that would be my selection.

    I was high alot in HS. That is why I graduated with a 1.8 GPA. It's not that I'm dumb, because I'm really not. It's that I didn't give a crap about highschool. With the exception of our cheerleaders, creative writing, and marketing.
     
  7. Get Smart

    Get Smart Senior member

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    in the politically incorrect words of Derek Vineyard...."weed is for niggers. have some self respect"
     
  8. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Of course, like the Communist party, marijuana is only potent when it is illegal and underground.
     
  9. bachbeet

    bachbeet Senior member

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    I answered No because, as Ringo said, I'm tired of waking up on the floor.
     
  10. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Of course, like the Communist party, marijuana is only potent when it is illegal and underground.
    Soviet communism wasn't potent? Sorry, LK, I think you're stretching here.
     
  11. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Soviet communism wasn't potent? Sorry, LK, I think you're stretching here.
    I mean in the sense of an organized political party within a nonautonomous political climate. For example, the American Communist party, what is that? For a Socialist party to have credence it has to be driven underground, legitimacy is absurd.
     
  12. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    For a Socialist party to have credence it has to be driven underground, legitimacy is absurd.
    Umm, isn't the point of socialist politics to, like, win elections, gain power, and then implement a socialist program? And wouldn't that necessitate legitimacy?
     
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    whoopee Senior member

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    When communism is underground and out-of-power, it can be tempting because the odious consequences of communist policies thankfully do not befall society.
     
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    LabelKing Senior member

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    Umm, isn't the point of socialist politics to, like, win elections, gain power, and then implement a socialist program? And wouldn't that necessitate legitimacy?
    Do you feel Socialism, that is to say Communism, as a general politic, is going to win many elections in a nation like America or perhaps Japan? In historical circusmtance the majority of nations that have had Communist systems have had them due to violent revolutions or some position of violence. Thus I feel that the Communist party as an entity that has authorization from the government is rather absurd.
     
  15. Lucky Strike

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    Umm, isn't the point of socialist politics to, like, win elections, gain power, and then implement a socialist program? And wouldn't that necessitate legitimacy?

    And that's exactly the paradox. And also one of the reasons communism in its "ideal" form is entirely unrealistic. To keep in power, communism necessarily had to emulate fascism, - this development rendered the high-minded ideals of communism pointless.

    The point of communism isn't really to win elections: Communism traditonally claims to "inherit history", that is, after capitalism has burnt out, power would automatically fall into the communists' lap, by popular revolution or by sheer power vacuum.

    This is like the discussions I had in my early student days...um...sorry, what's really in this cigarette?
     
  16. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Do you feel Socialism, that is to say Communism, as a general politic, is going to win many elections in a nation like America or perhaps Japan?
    No. So what?

    If your point is that persecuted parties work better as romantic refuges for outcasts and dreamers, fine. But most real socialists acutally believe they are right and would like to take power, if only it were possible.
     
  17. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    No. So what?

    If your point is that persecuted parties work better as romantic refuges for outcasts and dreamers, fine. But most real socialists acutally believe they are right and would like to take power, if only it were possible.

    Real Marxists work for the advancement of robots.
     
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    No. So what? If your point is that persecuted parties work better as romantic refuges for outcasts and dreamers, fine. But most real socialists acutally believe they are right and would like to take power, if only it were possible.
    Of course, that is my point. Persecuted parties are what makes politics change in a drastic manner. Conspiracy is the other impetus. The Communist Party as a legitimate, government condoned politic is rather absurd since it panders to almost nothing of an original diktat. I am not a Socialist or Communist so I have no direct experience with romantic refuges. As to "real Socialists" aren't they more or less dreamers as well? Much like those WTO protesters?
     
  19. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Real Marxists work for the advancement of robots.
    For apparatchiks, which is less a distinction of robots and humans one would care to make.
     
  20. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Communists and socialists are two different animals. Socialists can and do achieve power through elections. As to this:

    "The Communist Party as a legitimate, government condoned politic is rather absurd since it panders to almost nothing of an original diktat."

    I have no idea what it means. More fodder for the Brown tenure committee?
     

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