Drugs for programmers

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    One of my buddies broke both his legs, collar bone and almost DIED because of some trees when he was skiiing. Skiing makes every tree around you more dangerous.
    And a better argument I've never seen. Its obscene to use possible misuses of something as an argunment against it.

    I mostly agree with lightadawn except on the 'haven't experienced it can't take moral stance' (i've never committed murder....etc).
    I didnt say that you had to actually do the deed before you could take a stance on it. I just think that people should have some kind of first hand information on a subject before they interject. You've got first hand experience on murder. You've lived, seen things live, seen things die, seen the results.

    >>I don't care if you do drugs, but you shouldn't do them to avoid your problems.

    Dito. The only arguments I've seen here against [most] drugs is the horrible misuse of them. And like I said a million times before; Misuse isnt a water holding argument. I could misuse any one of a thousand household items that would result in injury or death. Hell, I drive my car every day...
    "There's always another way"
    -lightatdawn (lightatdawn.cprogramming.com)

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    The big problem with drugs, from varing degrees personal experience, is that you can't tell if you can handle the drug until you have taken it.

    By this I mean

    you can't tell what strength or contents is actually in a pill or powder (or even in grass) until you take it, when it is too late. The margin of error before the consequences are extreme is all that varies from drug to drug.

    some people have problems with drugs, we call them junkies, alcholics ect. It is a disease, a form of mental illness that society treats with imprisonment. You will find out if you are one only after that first taste (it just may take a while for you to realize).

    there are serious health risks in even the common ones, even if the risk is you will do something stupid and hurt yourself. Don't kid yourself, there is no safe drug (well no safe drug worth taking).

    you can't blame what you do under the influence on the drug as, ultimately, it was you who decided to take the drug in the first place and accepted the responsibility for your altered actions.



    When it comes down to it and someone offers you a drug make your OWN informed choice.
    "Man alone suffers so excruciatingly in the world that he was compelled to invent laughter."
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    "I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds and fast cars......the rest I squandered."
    George Best

    "If you are going through hell....keep going."
    Winston Churchill

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