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Oho - you just disturbed a nest of bees ;-) Run for your life!

Our whole W*estern society is devoted, in one form or another, to the alteration of the mind by the narrowness of behaviour caused by the intake or provocation of biochemicals. There is only one way, in the long run, to counteract becoming predictable, and that is to consistently seek the unpredictable - even, paradoxically, biochemically.

It is very hard to run any society as a leader, without using or misusing some of this biochemical know-how. Joe Five-Brains might be a better icon of the future than Joe Six-Pack.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Nov 20th, 2008 at 05:57:40 PM EST
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No! No!  I have no desire to suppress the sale of alcohol or other intoxicants, quite the contrary.  I would like to see the war on drugs called off for the very bad idea that it is, to see cannabis, in all its forms legalized and to see other psycho-active drugs made available under appropriate, (to me,) circumstances.  I only make the modest proposal that each drug should pay its way in terms of its negative effects on others.  That would likely make cannabis cheaper than beer, with correspondingly beneficial effects on Tom Two Toke.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Nov 20th, 2008 at 08:58:38 PM EST
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