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  • #31
    Originally posted by russofris View Post
    I find it highly unlikely that someone smoked pot 30 times without getting high. 2, 3 or 4, yes.
    I haven't used the stuff in years, but regardless of the number of times, what you just posted contradicts what you previously posted..

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    • #32
      Originally posted by russofris View Post
      I said "beer" is not a drug. By your reasoning, tomatoes are drugs as they contain nicotine and amphetamine.



      I call shenanigans. I find it highly unlikely that someone smoked pot 30 times without getting high. 2, 3 or 4, yes. 30? 30 bowls is about 15 grams, and would have cost you $150-ish. It might be possible if you smoked once every six months for 15 years, though people with reverse tolerance often give up well before then. In addition, I would like to personally evaluate the quality and strength of the weed you smoke, so as to remove any doubt. I'll meet you on the back patio at 4:20.

      F
      raw cannabis is not a drug either. It's healty if it's taken raw. Beer without alcohol isn't a drug either. But most consumed beer is with alcohol. You can't deny that alcohol is a drug.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by russofris View Post
        I said "beer" is not a drug.
        And then you said it is if you drink it in larger quantities and get 'drunk" off the alcohol. I'm not even sure how to argue with such nonsense...

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        • #34
          Originally posted by M1kkko View Post
          So, if there was a picture or a mention about Michael eating a dog or two every now and then, you wouldn't mind?
          Lots of people eat dogs, cats and whatnot. What's the use in being offended? It's no different to eating pigs or cows, other than being accustomed to the one but not the other. They're all beings with consciousness, capable of thought and feelings like us, just to a slightly different and probably lesser extent.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by DanL View Post
            And then you said it is if you drink it in larger quantities and get 'drunk" off the alcohol. I'm not even sure how to argue with such nonsense...
            beer is also a drug without alcohol because hobs is in fact a drug!

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            • #36
              Originally posted by DanL View Post
              I haven't used the stuff in years
              We know, as Clinton-esque corner cases and rarely occurring exceptions are typically unimportant to potheads.

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              • #37
                Alcohol is a killer

                Young people imagine that they are invincible, and this is normal and expected. And it is "cool" to be a big drinker, in many circles.

                But the truth is that alcohol is a dangerous, toxic poison that kills many, many people. It also messes with libido, and causes arguments. The vast majority of petty offences that lead to small custodial sentences and fines are alcohol-related.

                I'd like to report that producers and suppliers promote safe and sensible drinking, but they do not. They actively encourage young people with "alcopops" and try to sponsor sports at every opportunity.

                So should Michael be promoting alcohol ?

                In my book, he should not. But let's face it you wouldn't castigate a dog for pissing on a lamppost - it's what they do.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by RealNC View Post
                  And we don't give a shit. As I said in another post: Deal with it. If you can't, gtfo.
                  Did you post that before or after using the toilet?

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                  • #39
                    ^ Speaking of propaganda...

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                    • #40
                      I just ignore it. Doesn't make much sense to me, but if it can get Valve to release some Linux stuff faster well... for the greater good .

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                      • #41
                        Many Germans seem to be constantly drunk. Maybe, that's why it's promoted.

                        The Government needs to dull the population and it's a pretty good way.

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                        • #42
                          Hi,

                          Just to add to the poll

                          * i don't like beer, never drink any, even though I'm european (from France, not Germany, though)
                          * I agree that propaganda form alcohol feels 'bad' on such a site
                          * indeed, Michael can do what he wants, that's his site, and Free speech, and blabla. you know what I mean.

                          But actually, the main point I'd like to say, is that.... I dont care. I really dont care about beer. I'm reading Phoronix for technical content, and all this stuff about beer is just noise for me. This... said in the most friendly manner, please dont take offense Michael.

                          The signal/noise ratio is already quite borderline : i would say in every article, around ~10% is actual content, as in "new and interesting", once you've ironed out the first two paragraphs (never _ever_ useful, it's always about providing links to old stuff) and other repetition all around the article.

                          Yeah, 10% is not _that_ bad, right :-)

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Panix View Post
                            Many Germans seem to be constantly drunk. Maybe, that's why it's promoted.

                            The Government needs to dull the population and it's a pretty good way.
                            ... in diesem Sinne, PROST !!!

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by orzel View Post
                              * i don't like beer, never drink any, even though I'm european (from France, not Germany, though)
                              That because you're french.

                              Seriously though, what's all the fuss over a few beer related posts. I Really don't get what the big deal is I don't like cars, they're legal and I think they're pretty unhealthy for the environment but I wouldn't complain if they where mentioned every now and again on a site like this.

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by benzinex View Post
                                I don't like cars, they're legal and I think they're pretty unhealthy for the environment but I wouldn't complain if they where mentioned every now and again on a site like this.
                                I wouldn't say that beer is mentioned just every now and then.

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