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(ABC News)   Twenty-five years of data show that the high hardcore drug holiday known as "4/20" leads to a dramatic rise in car crashes. Tell us again how THC is less harmful than alcohol   ( abcnews.go.com) divider line
    More: Scary, United States, car crashes, U.S. car crashes, U.S. state, Marijuana users, pot industry group, slight increase, U.S. government data  
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2018-02-12 07:57:18 PM  
Concerned subby is concerned. Could this be perhaps,because it's considered a party holiday, akin to St. Patrick's day, where people not only smoke the reefer but also drink alcohol and partake in other psychoactive substances? Nahhhh....
 
2018-02-12 08:06:27 PM  
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2018-02-12 08:06:59 PM  
FTFA: The study lacks evidence on whether pot was involved in any of the April 20 crashes, but marijuana can impair driving ability.

"Oh, well ... let's write an article anyway. Because f*ck it." -- ABC News, apparently.
 
2018-02-12 08:29:19 PM  
Huh.  I didn't know Jeff Sessions was submitting articles complete bullshiat to Fark....
 
2018-02-12 08:30:32 PM  
What's the correlation of white women having sex with jazz musicians after smoking a marijuana cigarette?

Or how Becky died after snorting one marijuana?
 
2018-02-12 08:53:39 PM  

Jake Havechek: What's the correlation of white women having sex with jazz musicians after smoking a marijuana cigarette?

Or how Becky died after snorting one marijuana?


Can't speak for white women but as a white man it made me play the piano really fast before jumping out of a window.  And I had only injected 2 maybe 3 marijuanas.
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2018-02-12 09:04:04 PM  
Yes, because no one's ever died from drinking and driving.
 
2018-02-12 09:25:41 PM  
Just popped in to add my personal FOAD for subby
 
2018-02-12 09:39:21 PM  
I laughed at this headline.  Good one, subby.  :-)
 
2018-02-12 10:11:29 PM  
Article:
Deaths increased slightly in most but not all states, amounting to an overall increased risk of 12 percent...

In other news:
An October 2014 study by the University of Colorado (Boulder) looked at records of fatal car crashes in the United States. It noted a 17 per cent rise in traffic accident-related deaths on the Monday after clocks moved forward an hour in the spring.
 
2018-02-12 10:23:01 PM  
Green. Wow.

This is nothing but post hoc ergo propter hoc.

Got a bunch of Farkers with a GED in law. Anyone know post hoc ergo propter hoc?
 
2018-02-12 10:27:24 PM  
Tell is again how drunk you are, subby.
 
2018-02-12 10:33:37 PM  

HawgWild: Green. Wow.


Trolling headlines seem to play well lately.
 
2018-02-12 10:38:23 PM  

davidphogan: HawgWild: Green. Wow.

Trolling headlines seem to play well lately.


The thing is, though, it's not "trolling" in the sense of the "a sardonic, contrary take on the article itself" submission lately, but the "a blunt attack on a special interest group" submission - and how quickly & easily they're getting greenlit - that's bugging me.

I've been trying to just avoid reading them or posting about them, the equivalent of "voting with my wallet", but that's just me.
 
2018-02-12 10:40:48 PM  
Personally, I stay off the road after the Super Bowl.   Too many drunks on the road.
 
2018-02-12 10:56:36 PM  
No one is claiming that you should drive while high.

What do the car crash rates look like for big drinking holidays like NYE, Saint Patrick's Day, Independence Day, Memorial Day, etc?
 
2018-02-12 11:05:38 PM  
Did we find Jeff Sessions' Fark account?
 
2018-02-12 11:12:54 PM  
If we take this article at face value...

... marijuana smoking causes less deaths than daylight savings time.

So.
 
2018-02-12 11:20:08 PM  
It's not news or fark, it's shiatpost dot com.
 
2018-02-12 11:21:11 PM  
To be fair, they were very slow car crashes.....
 
2018-02-12 11:21:16 PM  
Commuter trains ftw
 
2018-02-12 11:21:28 PM  
Headline written by Tae Kwon Doug apparently.
 
2018-02-12 11:21:49 PM  

HawgWild: Green. Wow.

This is nothing but post hoc ergo propter hoc.

Got a bunch of Farkers with a GED in law. Anyone know post hoc ergo propter hoc?


pretty sure that is Latin for 'helicopter dick', mr. funny man.
 
2018-02-12 11:22:51 PM  

HawgWild: FTFA: The study lacks evidence on whether pot was involved in any of the April 20 crashes, but marijuana can impair driving ability.

"Oh, well ... let's write an article anyway. Because f*ck it." -- ABC News, apparently.


No kidding. When you refute your entire premise in the 2nd paragraph why do you keep writing?

/ I guess money?
 
2018-02-12 11:23:36 PM  
Tell IS again?
 
2018-02-12 11:24:51 PM  
How dare you disparage fark's golden calf ... don't you know that it will cure cancer and bring about galactic peace and couldn't possibly do any damage to anyone ?
 
2018-02-12 11:25:39 PM  
I summon CannaBevets...in attack mode!
 
2018-02-12 11:26:19 PM  
But the other 364 days...
 
2018-02-12 11:26:27 PM  
I make a hand joke about Obama's official portrait and that can't go green, but this shiat does?
 
2018-02-12 11:26:37 PM  
Sounds like a job for Weedlord Bonehitler, since it is his birthday and all.
Also, since you asked, dimmitter: again, weed is less harmful than alcohol.  Unless you are trying to meet people and are shy.  In that case drink, but not so much that you are incoherent.
And then have your friend who didn't drink, but just smoked weed all night, drive your drunk, lame ass home.
 
2018-02-12 11:27:13 PM  
Next ABC Headline: 100% of Marijuana Users Die

Article: while the study showed no link between marijuana use and death, everyone eventually dies.
 
2018-02-12 11:27:19 PM  
Even if 100% of those car crashes were caused purely by marijuana, that's STILL not evidence that marijuana is more harmful than alcohol.

For fark's sake, people.
 
2018-02-12 11:27:45 PM  
Drewgs grabbing at straws again. But what about what about what about what about repeat ad infinitum.

Probably a phrase that's too complicated.
 
2018-02-12 11:28:17 PM  
I live in Madison, the Boulder of the Midwest (which is the Berkeley of the Mountain West).

I have literally no idea how to find someone to sell me weed. I once asked the guy at the convenience store register and he sold me like a joint, but then I moved to a different part of town.

I think I'm bad at stoner.
 
2018-02-12 11:28:50 PM  

Jake Havechek: Or how Becky died after snorting one marijuana?


I'm pretty sure that was Taylor Swift.

Also: "The study lacks evidence on whether pot was involved in any of the April 20 crashes..."

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2018-02-12 11:29:46 PM  

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Hmm, 4:35 would be may 5th....Cinco de mayo!
 
2018-02-12 11:31:11 PM  
So it's fun with data time, eh? How about we look at what happens to the number of domestic violence incidents coinciding with the local sportsball team losing a match? Are you ready to federally ban professional sportsball? The last I heard they were trying legalize sportsball gambling.
 
2018-02-12 11:31:17 PM  
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2018-02-12 11:31:27 PM  
I think there's more mixing of alcohol and pot on the day. And that causes the same sort of amateur hour crap as New Years and Mardi Gras.
 
2018-02-12 11:31:58 PM  
I wonder if weed bevets submitted this?
 
2018-02-12 11:32:04 PM  
farking dope fiends don't care about anybody else's life.  They will run you over with a smile on their face and go on babbling about how weed is going to fix everything.
 
2018-02-12 11:32:44 PM  

AllUpInYa: How dare you disparage fark's golden calf ... don't you know that it will cure cancer and bring about galactic peace and couldn't possibly do any damage to anyone ?


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Hit it harder!
 
2018-02-12 11:33:05 PM  
If there is an increase related to pot, it's the fact people are going to events. If I'm getting high, I'm sitting my ass down and going nowhere.
 
2018-02-12 11:33:49 PM  
"Tell is again how THC is less harmful than alcohol"

the other 364 days do a great job tho.
 
2018-02-12 11:33:53 PM  

Ima4nic8or: farking dope fiends don't care about anybody else's life.  They will run you over with a smile on their face and go on babbling about how weed is going to fix everything.


Yes, yes, we're all sociopaths. Bless your heart.
 
2018-02-12 11:35:14 PM  
subby, go die of alcohol poisoning pls
 
2018-02-12 11:35:29 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: No one is claiming that you should drive while high.

What do the car crash rates look like for big drinking holidays like NYE, Saint Patrick's Day, Independence Day, Memorial Day, etc?


if you go back through other pot threads many people say they drive better high
 
2018-02-12 11:35:36 PM  

Garza and the Supermutants: I think there's more mixing of alcohol and pot on the day. And that causes the same sort of amateur hour crap as New Years and Mardi Gras.


 Good insight, It's one or the other for me. I've learned to put the bong down when the drink count goes up.
 
2018-02-12 11:36:44 PM  
Effing kids.

420! Wooohooo let's pile 12 deep in in my Taurus and hotbox 5 blunts before mom gets home!
 
2018-02-12 11:37:36 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: No one is claiming that you should drive while high.

What do the car crash rates look like for big drinking holidays like NYE, Saint Patrick's Day, Independence Day, Memorial Day, etc?


The plural of anecdote may not be data, but I've seen enough of the driving on NYE to know that I don't want to be out there.  I've yet to see 4/20 be a thing on the roads.
 
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