Im amazed at how relaxed he is in front of the camera. Well done.
the shitty, narrow, resentful “advice” being churned out to young men
Thats not the worse of it. I looked at some of his lectures on line when he was being feted as an intellectual of note. So this was a captive audience of young impressionable minds being taught this stuff as supposed scientific based knowledge from a tenured professor.
They might be confronted with questions on it, it was just anger inducing bullshit he spouted. I wondered were the university authorities aware of the nonsense he spewed or were they as stupid or as intellectually arrogant as him.
twits either vomit hundreds of tweets a month or retweet all sorts of stuff
Its certainly quantity over quality, offensiveness generating outrage is a seller too.The downward spiral goes on
if they try prescribing heroin
Its usually in the form of morphine and the best way to alleviate suffering at end of life situations. Say no to that if you want, I wont be.
Heroin addiction is unlikely to cause brain damage. But heroin addiction could leave you socially isolated
Addiction is a form of brain damage, but yeah heroin users can be very adept at hiding it, until they run out of money and resort to all manner of cajoling to get money for the next fix. That can bring on social isolation, then its stealing to get the money. The downward spiral can go pretty deep.
Whats dangerous about heroin is the risk of addiction, which won’t do any physical damage. The damage from addiction would be more psychic.
Dont kid yourself any drug from herbal tea to H has physical effects on neural tissues(the brain) and addiction is physical damage/changes to the neural transmitters and receptors in the brain. It is all physical damage in some form. There is no physical/mental duality its all physical. It just gives the appearance of being separate realities, its an appearance that many have exploited over the ages including religions.
Thats how they fill followers heads with all kinds of stupidity, the illusion of freewill. Or this or that is bad for you and may affect your chance of getting into that illusionary place where your dead relatives live with their figures of worship. And if they get them young enough it may take a lifetime to rid oneself of these fictions, if ever.
YES the brain is where ones consciousness resides but it is not a separate entity and it will die when you die and very much subject to what you put into your body. All manner of external factors affect it, they are all physical and have physical outcomes. Reading a book is a physical act and has physical outcomes, even if its just making you sleepy.
If the doctor doesn’t prescribe it I don’t use it.
You do know that very fallible people who were doctors started the opiod crisis. And used to prescribe opium.
Remind me, why was alcohol prohibition introduced?
Puritanical zealotry, although to be fair to the dear christian ladies of the temperance leagues they had had a gutsful of the drunken males around that time getting a skinful and acting like entitled fuckheads, and beating up on women and children, one of many things.
Tho' they had little patience for native Americans, slaves and their descendants numbing the reality of miserable lives with alcohol, so gave no thought to denying the one pleasure available to them.
The USA has been a fucked up place for a while now, and shows no sign of getting away from being a revenue whore for the entitled mainly white male oligarchs who love a respectable front for their devious activities. I just hope Trump or similar doesnt get any more years than the two left to them until the next election.
alcohol prohibition wasn’t all just bad
Those were all unintended consequences, that some worked out well was plain dumb luck. And Jazz was around before prohibition, it just gave musicians venues to play in, and paying jobs rather than street corners and a hat for 'donations'. There was little to no forethought in prohibition.
Haha Im sure. I just hope he learned something from the conversation. Though that does take a willingness to admit when you are mistaken in a belief and Im not sure he has that ability, but I dont know the man personally.
My Thanks to Joe and Allison for that
Trying all the links at different places I get this.
This site can’t be reached paperspast.natlib.govt.nz’s server IP address could not be found.
Family First is now trying to link cannabis with psychotic episodes.
They really went out of their way to find those examples. A lot are behind paywalls and one I see was just people filling in questionnaires, so not all that reliable. But scaremongering none the less. Whats a lobby group to do, but drag stats out of the woodwork and make it look as if the world will descend into madness.
I thought we had Donald Trump for that!
How exactly does prudent behaviour when driving segue into cannabis prohibition?
Via faulty reasoning thru sensationalism and a very male machismo outlook that whispers to the thinker, they must save people from themselves and ban stuff they dont approve of, or outside their norm.