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General Discussion / Re: Vacation!
« on: July 25, 2011, 05:55:53 PM »
Well, I haven't done much on the forums in a while, so this is gonna be a barely noticeable change for most of you, but I'm basically gonna stop going to the forums. I'm not gonna be getting the game when its released, and I don't feel like spending the time on these forums. Not to say they aren't great or anything, I just don't feel like it anymore. So yeah......bye.
And if you PM me I'll still know because I get emails whenever that happens.

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Politics / Re: FSM-ism
« on: July 23, 2011, 04:37:33 AM »
ALSO:


In response to the 'Political Militant Islam' bit. Islam does not believe in anti-disestablishmenttarianism . They think that church and state should be completely one and the same. The Qur'an even specifies its social laws. Around the globe there are courts specifically for muslims to be punished under THEIR law.


The SAME law that promotes large scale execution, a man's word being twice that of a womans (in court). The same law that says if a woman is raped, she needs 4 MALE witnesses, otherwise she only confessed to adultery.


This is Islamic law. Shari'a law.
You ought to stop flaming Islam without understanding that much like Christianity, what is written in their holy book and what the majority of their followers practice today have important differences. To say those are part of Muslim law, then imply it as applied to Muslim courts of law is incorrect and ignorant.

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Politics / Re: Best Debator?
« on: July 20, 2011, 01:52:11 PM »
To the three members who voted for me.
Ahahaha, you're welcome.......and how exactly do you do that? Its pretty cool.

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Politics / Re: Marijuana
« on: July 08, 2011, 04:49:01 AM »
All you did was supply information supporting that the actual use leading to heavier drugs may or may not be valid.

It is not valid. The only part of the marijuana plant that makes it a "gateway drug" is that it is illegal. Obtaining illegal substances introduces teens to the underground market. Make it legal, this just wont happen.
That's not just because its illegal. You have to realize that no matter what you say, it has negative effects just like smoking cigarettes. I personally think both should be illegal if you ask me, but no matter. People who chose to ingest harmful chemicals like that both crave a high, and don't worry overmuch about their health. This makes them at a risk to take other drugs.

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General Discussion / Re: 2 Options....
« on: July 07, 2011, 07:33:03 PM »
Depends. Good quality Nutella? Cause cheap nutella sucks.
And, a year in your prime, or a year tacked on to the end of your life? I value a year now more than I will when age limits my options.

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Politics / Re: Marijuana
« on: July 07, 2011, 07:27:52 PM »
Kudos to Mike, for actually bringing in citations, but these studies are just as valid as ones I could fine saying the exact opposite. Such as....

http://scienceblog.com/12116/study-says-marijuana-no-gateway-drug/ - From the university of pittsburgh medical center
http://stopthedrugwar.org/speakeasy/2009/may/28/research_proves_marijuana_not_ga
http://www.drugscience.org/sfu/sfu_gateway.html


Now, honestly what I suspect "SmartyPants" to do is call my sources out on unreliable. And, until he can give me any information that is in favor of that, I just plain don't want to hear it.

Not only is it very rare for one to want to move on from marijuana to something stronger (because, quite frankly, you dont build up a resistance to the effect). It is even more unheard of for one to actually OBTAIN said things.

The strongest my brother has ever done is shrooms, and he had to contact someone 3 cities away to get that.


In conclusion: Marijuana very rarely ever leads to stronger drugs.
Thanks for appreciating my use of real sources......but um, you missed a lot of the point. I did say that marijuana inhalation itself is debated as being a gateway drug, but its environment and life choices of its users lead to more drugs. All you did was supply information supporting that the actual use leading to heavier drugs may or may not be valid.

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Politics / Re: Marijuana
« on: July 06, 2011, 09:19:35 AM »
I speak from experience, but not with marijuana, or any other controlled subtance, or anything illegal. Happy? Don't get too curious.

I speak from knowledge of marijuana drug, and having read many papers on the effects thereof;

I insist that you don't put commas where they don't belong;

and I speak with reason, my preceding post only outlining a basic, logical summation of the viewpoint you express, worded to emphasize its underlying absurdity, as recieved by me. Perhaps you had better write more eloquently, more correctly, and with more factual data or scientifically accepted common knowledge to support your point.
Marijuana IS a proven gateway drug. While taking marijuana itself may have a gateway effect, this is hotly debated and neither side has produced conclusive evidence. From personally observed data and common sense, I personally think marijuana does make you more likely do harder drugs from just the act of smoking it, as it does make people enjoy and appreciate the high, which can lead to harder drugs.

More importantly, the environment and life choices of somebody already taking illegal drugs increases their likelihood to abuse stronger drugs in the future. This has been proven by many studies, and is essentially undeniable.

http://general-medicine.jwatch.org/cgi/content/full/2003/218/1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marijuana#Gateway_drug_theory
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1360-0443.2002.00280.x/abstract
http://web.archive.org/web/20080622204803/http://www.mpp.org/about/faq.html

These sources back up my points, i.e., that pot itself may be a gateway drug, and that the legal status and environment in acquiring pot make it definitely a gateway drug.


There you have it. Pot is a gateway drug, one way or another. It leads to harder drug use.

I hope this post will return the thread to a discussion on the facts, rather than small details and incorrect grammar from several users. While these issues are present, they should be ignored and the greater issue should be the focus of discussion.

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TSoG / Re: Which is your favorite healer?
« on: July 03, 2011, 07:46:26 AM »
Well, set is a better healer, but for their respective games, festus was more useful for his mobility

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Politics / Re: Marijuana
« on: July 03, 2011, 07:45:36 AM »
And no, pot is not a gateway drug. Alcohol is a gateway drug.
I'd like to see a source on that.
Spoiler
Thats the polite way of saying I think thats a totally false BS fact

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Forum Games / Re: To Heaven Or Hell 3 (Continued)
« on: July 01, 2011, 04:27:01 PM »
-5 not very nice

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I get sick of people trying way to hard to keep us out of hell.

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General Discussion / Re: Canada Day!!!
« on: July 01, 2011, 04:26:07 PM »
Happy Canada!

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TSoG Wish List / Re: How to get rid of extra Soul Charges?
« on: July 01, 2011, 04:25:24 PM »
Oh! I've a new idea for the use of Soul Charges!

Exchange some number (10, 13, 15, 17, 20?) of Soul Charges for an extra level in a combat skill; those that have met their end have knowledge that can aid you in battle.

Y'know, this is sounding really lame, now that I put it in writing. Never mind.
I kinda like it. It would have to be a lot though, but yeah. Good idea.

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Forum Games / Re: To Heaven Or Hell 3 (Continued)
« on: June 30, 2011, 01:58:53 PM »
-5 Cheap shot!

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I love everything and everyone in the world!

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Forum Games / Re: to heaven or hell (3)
« on: June 25, 2011, 12:50:45 PM »
Actually -1 for not posting a new total, then -4 for giving me a reason to subtract points in the action.

New total: 77

I join Seal Team 6

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Forum Games / Re: to heaven or hell (3)
« on: June 25, 2011, 10:36:42 AM »
-5 because i can't find mind either :P

New total 81

I almost restart the trend of forgetting an action

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