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by rj40
Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Prohibition and Bath Salts
Replies: 43
Views: 3915

I understand your point too well. That's why I can't answer your question. It's like the case with any values conflict or especially the cases of moral dilemma: as soon as you take a stand the counter-examples pour in to make your stand look wrong because you are in fact looking at a lesser evil/gr...
by rj40
Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Prohibition and Bath Salts
Replies: 43
Views: 3915

I thought he made good points if he himself believed what he stated was true. I have no reason to believe he was lying. I think he very much believes what he says. If this stuff is as bad and as widespread as i think he believes, I think that is a good reason for also believing it should be outlawed...
by rj40
Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prohibition and Bath Salts
Replies: 43
Views: 3915

Those are very good points. But I think one can still pull a useful measure from them. For example, what percentage rate of ruined lives would be "acceptable?" It's horrible, but society does this all the time. If everything else was otherwise the same for canibis, but if only 1% of people suffered ...
by rj40
Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prohibition and Bath Salts
Replies: 43
Views: 3915

What metrics do ya'll use when deciding if you think a drug should be legal for recreational use or not? It wold be interesting to see what king of overlap, if any, there is between each side of the debate.
by rj40
Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prohibition and Bath Salts
Replies: 43
Views: 3915

It sounds like a lot of this depends on where people think "benign enough to leave things alone" transitions to "not benign enough to leave things alone."
And then antipcating what the future has in store.

I think that is difficult to do.
by rj40
Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Prohibition and Bath Salts
Replies: 43
Views: 3915

It sounds awful. So this would be appear to be SO bad for society in general that it should be banned. Is there any drug you can think of that may be used recreationally whose effects are not so bad to society that it should be banned? Nicotine maybe? Not good, does cost society, but perhaps not bad...
by rj40
Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prohibition and Bath Salts
Replies: 43
Views: 3915

Prohibition and Bath Salts

There is a lot of talk about drugs and prohibition here. What about recent experiences with substances that sneak through only to become prohibited after a time? I wonder if it would be instructive to look at that. I keep hearing about something called Bath Salts. Apparently, for a time, they were l...
by rj40
Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What are you going to do about it?
Replies: 22
Views: 2484

What are you going to do about it?

So I have been skimming the other posts under the General topic and it seems folks think things are grim, bleak and the outlook is negative. As me old man would say when I found myself at a low point, "What are ya' DO about it?" Anyone plan to take action in addition to posting to a board where many...
by rj40
Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Puzzle for math geniuses with spare time.
Replies: 9
Views: 1340

What software are you using?
What is the nature of the image (satellite imagery, picture of a pretty girl)?
Hmmmm...
by rj40
Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rumours of a manned commercial mission to the moon by 2020
Replies: 58
Views: 8938

What is propellentless propulsion? I haven't heard of this.
Solar sails?

And...?

Interesting.
by rj40
Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rumours of a manned commercial mission to the moon by 2020
Replies: 58
Views: 8938

Oh, you're probably right.

Still, it would be fun to see a mad dash race. And having all that ice and sunlight would be useful.
by rj40
Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rumours of a manned commercial mission to the moon by 2020
Replies: 58
Views: 8938

Hey, neat. I wonder where they will land and where they might setup a permanent base? Ring one or both poles with electrical wires and solar collectors. Say around 80 to 85 degrees north or south. Build your base nearby at the same latitude. Now mine the ice. You have 24/7 power, and water for fuel,...
by rj40
Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where would move?
Replies: 13
Views: 2050

Where would move?

Here is something for all political persuasions on this board who are citizens of any country. Assuming your political leaders and the general political climate in your country became so antithetical to what you believe, what are your top three choices for other countries to which you would move? In...
by rj40
Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Minimum size of a power producing polywell?
Replies: 24
Views: 4062

Including all the stuff to support it, make it 40 feet by 40 feet to be believable, but small.

Tell us when the book comes out!
by rj40
Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Infrastructure Reforms
Replies: 299
Views: 26123

Wow. What do you REALLY think?

;-)

What do you think about Obamacare? Step in the right direction?

How far is it from the Austrian system?

Thanks for all is. Very interesting.