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2012-12-14 12:14:36 AM
yafh.com
 
2012-12-14 12:18:08 AM
Some addicts in the study used cocaine after the vaccine had time to take effect and produce the requisite antibodies. The amount of cocaine in their system was about ten times more than anyone had seen in a living human. And they felt nothing.

Better hope there's nothing besides cocaine in your cocaine.
 
2012-12-14 12:55:14 AM
Pretty much done in one. But this is true:
Those of you who are skeptical about this and wonder why people with an addiction simply don't cowboy up and quit the booze or drugs are forgetting an important point: this is a disease. Would you tell someone with cancer to simply get a grip and quit that?
 
2012-12-14 01:02:34 AM
southparkstudios-intl.mtvnimages.com

"No, Stan, you don't understand. I have a disease. Daddy's very sick".

/Simpsons did it
 
2012-12-14 01:11:41 AM
 
2012-12-14 01:13:50 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-12-14 01:17:47 AM
is .21 and not getting a kick.

/try harder.
 
2012-12-14 01:18:53 AM
This is relevant to my interests.

the equivalent of three stiff drinks,


What?


/on my 8th drink right now
//not stiff ones - just normal drinks
///3 drinks is nothing to me
 
2012-12-14 01:19:03 AM

Lionel Mandrake: [yafh.com image 400x300]


shakes tiny fist!
 
2012-12-14 01:20:26 AM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-14 01:21:31 AM
Your tax dollars at work friends.
 
2012-12-14 01:23:18 AM

Lionel Mandrake: [yafh.com image 400x300]


And....done in one.
 
2012-12-14 01:29:53 AM
PBS science.
We do what we must because we can.
 
2012-12-14 01:39:28 AM

simplicimus: Pretty much done in one. But this is true:
Those of you who are skeptical about this and wonder why people with an addiction simply don't cowboy up and quit the booze or drugs are forgetting an important point: this is a disease. Would you tell someone with cancer to simply get a grip and quit that?


There's a number of addicts who live in my area. From what I've seen of them, I'd take the cancer if I had to chose.
 
2012-12-14 01:39:30 AM
i224.photobucket.com

/ I recomment what I must because I can
// And because I am durnk
/// But mostly the one thing
 
2012-12-14 01:43:21 AM
I'm all for more research in curing addictions. I am not in favor of slight gene modifications though. Given that it is proven that a single gene has multiple functions, messing with them without a clear understanding seems risky at best.

Genetically modified food, I'm looking at you.


/seriously, fark you Monsanto
 
2012-12-14 01:48:59 AM
John Newland did it with magic mushrooms in 1961 on One Step Beyond.

Its worth a watch on youtube, episode name is Sacred Mushroom.
 
2012-12-14 01:49:45 AM
bike29.com
 
2012-12-14 01:55:22 AM
imagemacros.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-14 01:57:26 AM
i.ytimg.com

mythbusters has done it time and time again 

/hotlink
 
2012-12-14 01:57:26 AM
I'm not addicted. I'm bored and not going to work tomorrow. There's a difference.
 
2012-12-14 02:04:29 AM

H31N0US: I'm not addicted. I'm bored and not going to work tomorrow. There's a difference.


You sound like you could use a drink.
 
2012-12-14 02:13:37 AM
I only have a couple

drunkentailgate.com
 
2012-12-14 02:18:01 AM

E.S.Q.: Sacred Mushroom


Gracias.
 
2012-12-14 02:20:20 AM

Brian Ryanberger: Your tax dollars at work friends.


Yup! Only the corporations should own the airwaves.

They, have our best interests at heart.

Paid for in part by the McDonald's corporation. Enjoy some fries you fatass.
 
2012-12-14 02:23:17 AM

Bumblefark: H31N0US: I'm not addicted. I'm bored and not going to work tomorrow. There's a difference.

You sound like you could use a drink.


In progress.
 
2012-12-14 02:25:07 AM

Brian Ryanberger: Your tax dollars at work friends.


I'm quite OK with this.

Trillions for unneeded wars and tax breaks? Not so much.

But keep biatching about the pennies NPR will take from you over your lifetime, patriot.
 
2012-12-14 02:28:04 AM

Lionel Mandrake: patriot.


DON'T TREAD ON HIM!!!
 
2012-12-14 02:32:03 AM

Brian Ryanberger: Your tax dollars at work friends.


Account created: 2012-12-13

OK, whose alt is this?
 
2012-12-14 02:33:07 AM
bestofthe80s.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-14 02:33:21 AM

simplicimus: Pretty much done in one. But this is true:
Those of you who are skeptical about this and wonder why people with an addiction simply don't cowboy up and quit the booze or drugs are forgetting an important point: this is a disease. Would you tell someone with cancer to simply get a grip and quit that?


When cancer can go into remission by simply not going to the store, I'll agree.

Alcoholism can be overcome by talking to people and having a modicum of willpower; cancer cannot.
 
2012-12-14 02:35:47 AM

fusillade762: OK, whose alt is this?


I've been wondering for a while he's been shiating all over fark like and untrained puppy but I feel I know this one, hmmm.
 
2012-12-14 02:36:07 AM

ArcadianRefugee: simplicimus: Pretty much done in one. But this is true:
Those of you who are skeptical about this and wonder why people with an addiction simply don't cowboy up and quit the booze or drugs are forgetting an important point: this is a disease. Would you tell someone with cancer to simply get a grip and quit that?

When cancer can go into remission by simply not going to the store, I'll agree.

Alcoholism can be overcome by talking to people and having a modicum of willpower; cancer cannot.


I'l guess you have never personally suffered from addiction.
 
2012-12-14 02:37:45 AM

ArcadianRefugee: simplicimus: Pretty much done in one. But this is true:
Those of you who are skeptical about this and wonder why people with an addiction simply don't cowboy up and quit the booze or drugs are forgetting an important point: this is a disease. Would you tell someone with cancer to simply get a grip and quit that?

When cancer can go into remission by simply not going to the store, I'll agree.

Alcoholism can be overcome by talking to people and having a modicum of willpower; cancer cannot.


Placebo effects work on cancer, so clearly willpower CAN beat it.

Your move.
 
2012-12-14 02:41:08 AM

H31N0US: Bumblefark: H31N0US: I'm not addicted. I'm bored and not going to work tomorrow. There's a difference.

You sound like you could use a drink.

In progress.


Cheers. Would sip a fine whiskey in your honor, but all I have is the cheap stuff you have to chug and hope it doesn't come back up.

Here's hoping it doesn't come back up.
 
2012-12-14 02:45:17 AM
I would love an explanation about the WKRP reference. I watched reruns growing up but dont remember that episode.
 
2012-12-14 02:45:28 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: fusillade762: OK, whose alt is this?

I've been wondering for a while he's been shiating all over fark like and untrained puppy but I feel I know this one, hmmm.


He's either an alt in which case should be ignored, or he's a troll in which case he should be ignored, or (least likely) he actually believes this shiat in which case he should be ignored and kicked in the balls.
 
2012-12-14 02:57:45 AM
If there's something humanity doesn't have empirical evidence of, it's inebriation.

...and two negatives don't mean a positive. ... Yeah, right.
 
2012-12-14 03:20:40 AM

simplicimus: ArcadianRefugee: simplicimus: Pretty much done in one. But this is true:
Those of you who are skeptical about this and wonder why people with an addiction simply don't cowboy up and quit the booze or drugs are forgetting an important point: this is a disease. Would you tell someone with cancer to simply get a grip and quit that?

When cancer can go into remission by simply not going to the store, I'll agree.

Alcoholism can be overcome by talking to people and having a modicum of willpower; cancer cannot.

I'l guess you have never personally suffered from addiction.


I'm an alcoholic. Been to AA. Etc.
 
2012-12-14 03:23:54 AM

Smackledorfer: ArcadianRefugee: simplicimus: Pretty much done in one. But this is true:
Those of you who are skeptical about this and wonder why people with an addiction simply don't cowboy up and quit the booze or drugs are forgetting an important point: this is a disease. Would you tell someone with cancer to simply get a grip and quit that?

When cancer can go into remission by simply not going to the store, I'll agree.

Alcoholism can be overcome by talking to people and having a modicum of willpower; cancer cannot.

Placebo effects work on cancer, so clearly willpower CAN beat it.

Your move.


I don't need to take a placebo for alcoholism; I just need to not drink alcohol.

See, cancer has real symptoms; alcoholism only has real symptoms if you take an active part in their creation.
 
2012-12-14 03:26:08 AM

ArcadianRefugee: Smackledorfer: ArcadianRefugee: simplicimus: Pretty much done in one. But this is true:
Those of you who are skeptical about this and wonder why people with an addiction simply don't cowboy up and quit the booze or drugs are forgetting an important point: this is a disease. Would you tell someone with cancer to simply get a grip and quit that?

When cancer can go into remission by simply not going to the store, I'll agree.

Alcoholism can be overcome by talking to people and having a modicum of willpower; cancer cannot.

Placebo effects work on cancer, so clearly willpower CAN beat it.

Your move.

I don't need to take a placebo for alcoholism; I just need to not drink alcohol.

See, cancer has real symptoms; alcoholism only has real symptoms if you take an active part in their creation.


Placebo effects work on secondary symptoms of cancer like pain. It has absolutely zero effect on the actual growth of tumors.
 
2012-12-14 03:39:22 AM
My genes suck.
CSB:
My uncle drank himself crazy. No short term memory. My dad visited him and went to the bathroom. When he came out my uncle was shocked to see him. Yeah, he's institutionalized.
Another uncle is schizo and bipolar. Also an alcoholic and coke addict.
Many more abusers in my lineage.
My dad "hides" his drinking, my mom drinks wine every night (but shes not an alky nooooo!)
/is drunk
//celebrated acing my finals tonight
///new girlfriend too
////No reason for more slashies!
 
2012-12-14 03:45:57 AM

Devmapall: My genes suck.
CSB:
My uncle drank himself crazy. No short term memory. My dad visited him and went to the bathroom. When he came out my uncle was shocked to see him. Yeah, he's institutionalized.
Another uncle is schizo and bipolar. Also an alcoholic and coke addict.
Many more abusers in my lineage.
My dad "hides" his drinking, my mom drinks wine every night (but shes not an alky nooooo!)
/is drunk
//celebrated acing my finals tonight
///new girlfriend too
////No reason for more slashies!


Your uncle got Korsakoff's syndrome.

That's REALLY hard to do!
 
2012-12-14 04:02:00 AM
local-static0.forum-files.fobby.net
 
2012-12-14 04:04:02 AM

Tigger:

Your uncle got Korsakoff's syndrome.

That's REALLY hard to do!


Oh wow. I looked it up and damn that would be hard to do.
Not going to be me.
Better not
 
2012-12-14 04:44:23 AM

king of vegas: WKRP


The state trouper comes to do a demonstration of how alcohol impairs your reaction time. Venus and Johnny are tested sober. Venus does fine, Johnny has the reaction time of someone whose already consumed several vodka martinis. As the demonstration progresses, they drink and Venus gets shiat-faced while Johnny's time gets progressively faster to the point of being faster than normal. This causes a bit of consternation from the officer.

It all comes apart when Johnny goes to the bathroom and runs into a giant fish which he believes is a hallucination and now acts drunk. The fish is Herb Tarlek in the WKRP Carp mascot costume.
 
2012-12-14 04:46:27 AM
Oops...it's actually the WPIG PIG mascot he runs across in the bathroom (but the Carp is in the same episode).
 
2012-12-14 06:18:55 AM
Done in one.
 
2012-12-14 07:11:20 AM

viscountalpha: I'm all for more research in curing addictions. I am not in favor of slight gene modifications though. Given that it is proven that a single gene has multiple functions, messing with them without a clear understanding seems risky at best.

Genetically modified food, I'm looking at you.



"It's complicated, therefore don't touch it"? Pfeh.
Gene therapy has far too much potential for good in too many cases, and in some case it is the ONLY real possibility for a cure. Yes the genome is complex, but that doesn't make the function of genes intrinsically less understandable than most of the drugs we give people. Chemical pathways, especially for neurologically active drugs, are often not entirely understood, even for drugs that have been on the market for years. I have zero problems with gene therapies. As for GMO food, it is tested just like any drug is. I have reservations about it as far as trademark laws and genetic diversity go, but I don't buy the idea that genetic modification is any more inherently dangerous than the genetic modification we've been doing by cross-breeding crops for the past few millenia.
 
2012-12-14 07:15:38 AM

ArcadianRefugee: See, cancer has real symptoms; alcoholism only has real symptoms if you take an active part in their creation


If you were an alcoholic you would know that it has real symptoms.

There is the shakes during withdrawl, nevermind the irritability, depression and other issues when quitting.

I agree it shouldn't be compared to cancer, and I don't think it should be labeled a disease but there are symptoms that happen after you stop drinking.
 
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