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#61 Mr. Ambien

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 10:50 AM

It's because your brain is still developing. Have you noticed it says "heavy" pot smokers. That's like saying your destroying your brain when you "heavily" drink. No crap. A heavy amount of anything isn't good.

What's next are we going to spend millions to do a study to prove water is wet. Makes me wonder why we still pay taxes.

The groups that do these studies need to keep doing studies, without regard to how useless they are, or else they don't get funding. Or, there's always some private organisation willing to fund them if their study concludes with something agreeable with said organisation's policies. Mainly because of how people suck so fervently at the study teat and treat as beyond the scope of criticism/scepticism.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 11:10 AM

It means Intelligent Quotient.


It actually means Intelligence Quotient.
If you're gonna be a know it all, you better make sure you actually know it all.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 11:11 AM

It actually means Intelligence Quotient.
If you're gonna be a know it all, you better make sure you actually know it all.

but that would violate his M.O.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 11:18 AM

It actually means Intelligence Quotient.
If you're gonna be a know it all, you better make sure you actually know it all.


Sometimes Iphones select a word that we don't want it to via auto-correct....$h!t happens. I never said I was a know-it-all....that's your label for me as someone who i've shown repeatedly to be a know-nothing.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 11:18 AM

Really? People are that bored to state the obvious... :lol:
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 11:19 AM

but that would violate his M.O.


Not quite.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 11:20 AM

I never said I was a know-it-all....that's your label for me as someone who i've shown repeatedly to be a know-nothing.


That right there is the richest thing I have ever read.
Thank you so much for the laugh.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 11:20 AM

The groups that do these studies need to keep doing studies, without regard to how useless they are, or else they don't get funding. Or, there's always some private organisation willing to fund them if their study concludes with something agreeable with said organisation's policies.


It's common sense. There's a serious stupidity epidemic in the world if people can't figure this out without spending million.

How about instead of burning money since it's so important we use it towards something good that will actually benefit humanity? Like build a school, hospital or even a park. Even a scientist can plant a tree when they ain't doing studies.

I guess throwing millions at a group of people doing useless things so they don't get "bored" until they actually do something worth doing, is worth it in your eyes. I'm assuming you were one of the "heavy" pot smokers or your a member of one of these groups.

I smoke weed too, but I use a secret called moderation.


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Posted 29 August 2012 - 11:36 AM

I smoked pot when I were a teenager I is still smrt.
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 11:58 AM

It's common sense. There's a serious stupidity epidemic in the world if people can't figure this out without spending million.

How about instead of burning money since it's so important we use it towards something good that will actually benefit humanity? Like build a school, hospital or even a park. Even a scientist can plant a tree when they ain't doing studies.

I guess throwing millions at a group of people doing useless things so they don't get "bored" until they actually do something worth doing, is worth it in your eyes. I'm assuming you were one of the "heavy" pot smokers or your a member of one of these groups.

I smoke weed too, but I use a secret called moderation.


Or spend billions on a Mars mission? How far do you want to go?

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 11:59 AM

Sorry, can't do. You've already received your educational freebie for the day.

I'll be sure to tell you more the next time you utter something nonsensical.


Another typical "know-it-all" useless response. Why do I even bother.

that's just something that people with small IQ's say. It's not the size, but how you use it... right?


Palease..

IQ is such a horrid useless way to test someones supposed "intelligence". Have you even seen the questions they ask on them? I don't think a monkey can take it serious. I have a high IQ but I'm not a straight A student. Its a very vague biased test that only shows one side of your "intelligence"

I can list a huge variety of problems wrong with the IQ test.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 12:04 PM

Palease..

IQ is such a horrid useless way to test someones supposed "intelligence". Have you even seen the questions they ask on them? I don't think a monkey can take it serious. I have a high IQ but I'm not a straight A student. Its a very vague test that only shows one side of your "intelligence"

Here's an article that explains it way better than I do.



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Posted 29 August 2012 - 12:30 PM

Or spend billions on a Mars mission? How far do you want to go?


Are you implying that the mars mission has no benefit towards humanity and it's a waste of money? If so that was a horrible example.

I would rather spend money on that, then spending it towards finding out that to much pot smoking during the developing stage of the brain is bad for you.

Yet everyone wonders why they are broke.






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Posted 29 August 2012 - 12:57 PM

Are you implying that the mars mission has no benefit towards humanity and it's a waste of money? If so that was a horrible example.

I would rather spend money on that, then spending it towards finding out that to much pot smoking during the developing stage of the brain is bad for you.

Yet everyone wonders why they are broke.


I didn't say it had no benefit - I asked the poster how far would they go to cut back on other things in order to benefit humanity now (like schools, hospitals, food, etc).

IMHO, it's not a waste of money, but is it money well spent (at this time) is another question.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:00 PM

Another typical "know-it-all" useless response. Why do I even bother.



Palease..

IQ is such a horrid useless way to test someones supposed "intelligence". Have you even seen the questions they ask on them? I don't think a monkey can take it serious. I have a high IQ but I'm not a straight A student. Its a very vague biased test that only shows one side of your "intelligence"

I can list a huge variety of problems wrong with the IQ test.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:05 PM

Agreed with certain people in this thread. This does not surprise me considering some of my friends. I knew smart kids who started up and they just dropped right down, and I knew already mediocre people that did the same.

Motivation and lack of willingness to study and apply themselves or not, it doesn't surprise me at all that their IQ drops.

And yes, IQ tests do have weird questions, and a lot of problem solving. And while they do seem 'silly' there's a reason why most of the people who suck at them and have low IQ's are also usually stupid.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 03:24 PM

Or those with a lower IQ are predisposed to smoking pot chronically as a teen.


This. Inhaling crap into your lungs at 700 degrees F is not smart.
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 04:10 PM

I see high school kids smoking cigarettes all the time, yet it is illegal to sell to people under 19.


When I went to high school, kids smoked Marijuana all the time too. The point is kids will smoke it whether it's illegal or not, so why not regulate it? It will make a massive dent in the drug trade, create more federal income, and on top of that, it will be controlled and essentially safer to purchase. Sounds pretty beneficial too me.
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