Somebody HELP me; I can't STOP!
The path that I have chosen now has led me to a wall, and with each
passing day I feel a little more
like something dear was lost. It rises now before me, a dark and silent
barrier between all I am, and
all I would ever want to be. -Kansas, The Wall
You rise as high as your dominant aspiration, you descend to the
level of your lowest concept of
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in our
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fear is the lock and laughter the key to your heart. -Crosby, Stills,
and Nash, Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
No matter what you do, you'll never run away from you. -Paul Revere
and the Raiders, Kicks
So often in time it happens, we all live our life in chains, and we
never even know we have the key.
-The Eagles, Already Gone
Where am I to go, now that I've gone too far? -Golden Earring, Twilight
yourself. Free your mind and your ass will
follow. - Funkadelic, Good Thoughts, Bad Thoughts
||All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes
Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and
no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All prunes and no pulp makes
All hand and no bush makes Jack off.
All play and no work makes Jack a jerk.
All play and no work makes Jack a jerk.
All play and no work makes Jack a jerk.
All play and no work makes Jack a jerk.
All play and no work makes Jack a jerk
|Vampires are lucky; they can feed on others. We got to eat away at
ourselves. We gotta eat our legs so we got the energy to walk. We gotta
come so we can go. We gotta suck ourselves off. We gotta eat away at our
souls until there's nothing left but appetite. We give and give and give
crazy because the gifts that make sense ain't worth it. Jesus said 70 times
7. No one will ever understand why; why you did it, we just forget about
you tomorrow; but you gotta do it.
--The Bad Lieutenant
Doesn't this page make you want to go out and get fucked up? It's
a crying shame cocaine makes you feel so damn good...
and then it tries to kill you.
Don't get me wrong; I love drugs. But this shit almost killed me.
The problem with drugs is, what goes up must come down.
Since feeling good is relative, drugs take you higher than "normal,"
so then normal isn't normal anymore, it's subnormal,
and pretty soon so are you. If you live that long. Relativity is built
inherently into choice and nature, both physically and metaphysically.
There's only one way to escape the merciless grip of reality.
Cocaine will kill you while you aren't breathing unless you stop NOW.
One day soon for no reason you will have a heart attack (sooner than you
think), and even if you make it to the hospital they may not be able to
Cocaine will fuck you right up the ass and laugh at you the whole time.
Bleed, mother fuckers! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ah ha!
And Cocaine's brother Speed and sister Crystal are waiting to break
your heart too.
||There are lines on the mirror
Lines on your face
You're pretending not to notice
You're caught up in the race
Life in the fast lane
surely make you lose your mind.
Give me liberty or give me death.
While you're down on your knees
looking for specs in the carpet
thank God you're still alive.
Stay stoned I mean tuned for some cool buds and a whole bunch more shit
about beer and tobacco.
Stuff Medical Use of MJ in your pipe and smoke it.
Don't you wish these people who want to legalize pot would just shut up
about medical uses for marijuana? If this was some other herb or
weed that was effective but not approved for medical use they wouldn't
give a flying fuck. If you want pot legalized, just say so, don't
try to sneak it in by promoting something you wouldn't give a damn about
Weed is not some perfect drug that won't hurt you. Mary Jane is
as bad for your brain as booze is for your body. (Or did you forget?)
People are always saying that pot is a "natural high," but of course just
because something is natural doesn't mean it's good for you. If you
believe that, I can make you a really delicious nightshade and mushroom
pie and you can wash it down with a nice cup of hemlock juice. But
ganga would almost certainly cause less damage than alcohol. It seems
to make sense that if alcohol is legal, so should MJ be. The only
problem is that it's a lot harder to make something illegal than it is
to keep something illegal, because once people get used to something they
get really pissed off when you take it away. So I think that's part
of why the hesitancy. That and the huge corporate conglomerate big
business of the war on drugs. The war on drugs is a bust. The crooks
and the cops are all making money! Meanwhile our kids bleed and starve
to death in the streets. They starve for love and knowledge and all
they get is beaten over the head with a big stick.
The benefits of legalization outweigh the costs. This deserves serious
consideration. Legalizing drugs would almost certainly cause more usage
and more problems (compare to alcohol). Or was there really that
much less alcohol use during prohibition... but certainly a HELL of a lot
more crime? And that's the point: the incredibly enormous amount
of money that is spent fighting the drug wars and all the crime and punishment
resulting from the expense of the drugs, the lost taxes that could be reaped
from sales, the deaths from poor quality, the police that could be spending
their time on solving other crimes, the jail space taken up by drug dealers,
not to mention the secrecy and ignorance involved because no official organization
can ever really talk about responsible use since they are illegal, and
the huge profits made by the drug growers, manufacturers, distributers
and "retailers" - the cost of all of these things is so astronomical that
it simply must dwarf any costs that would be incurred from increased usage.
The costs associated with the additional abuse of alcohol that occur over
what would occur if it was illegal are nothing compared to the costs of
the organized crime created by prohibition. I'll try to find reliable
statistics to prove this wait I mean evaluate it objectively. I'll find
some good links to the facts but in the meantime if you know where to get
them off-hand (the facts, not the drugs, mm-kay?), please let me know.
However, I should point out that the Natural Law Party disagrees with
me and states: "Although the legalization of drugs would substantially
cut drug-related crimes, only about 20% of total drug-abuse costs are crime
related. The remaining 80% of costs are tied to health, absenteeism, lost
productivity, etc. Therefore, the legalization of drugs, even if it increased
drug use slightly, could result in increased costs that would overwhelm
any crime-related savings."
Just use the model some states, such as Pennsylvania, use for alcohol now.
That is, the state regulates and controls the sale of alcohol. You
can only buy beer at a licensed distributor, and you can only buy liquor
during the week from 9-5 at a state-owned liquor control board (LCB) outlet.
All the income (if there's any left over after administrative costs) could
be used to pay for education and treatment. It's that simple.
Do you want to put drug dealers out of business instead of paying for them
to live in prison? Legalize it! Republicans, do you believe
in personal responsibility? Here's your chance to prove it!
And you will save money to boot. If that doesn't convince you, you're
a dope. How can you beat that deal? Of course speed and cocaine
are just a little fucking bit more insane than marijuana, and heroine is
more insane than all of it. But the same arguments still hold, althought
the stakes are higher on both sides. So don't freak out; let's just
legalize MJ as a harmless, money-saving experiment and leave cocaine for
another day. Mm-kay?
Tobacco Companies: Scapegoat for cowards.
The tobacco companies have the same right to do whatever they can to sell
their product as Coca-Cola has to make you think their tooth-rotting, diabetes-aggravating,
immitation sugar/acid/water is actually worth a fuck, and McDonald's has
to make you think their crap is actually food. Welcome to capitalism
and democracy. If you don't like it, leave. Picking on the
tobacco companies for doing what they are supposed to is cowardly.
Don't forget those companies employ hundreds of thousands of people and
support distribution networks and farmers, all of whom have families to
support, and that they are doing all of this for their shareholders.
Tobacco is you and me. Don't use the tobacco companies as a scapegoat
for your weakness. If the tobacco companies are breaking the law,
they should be prosecuted by the law. If they aren't breaking the
law, then it's completely the smokers' fault. We are personally responsible
for the effects of anything we put in our bodies. It is our responsibility
to know what we are ingesting; what pesticides and hormones are being used
on our food, how it is being processed and packaged. Anything that happens
to us as a result of an action we take is our responsibility. Since individuals
are powerless to demand information from corporations on their own, we
require our government to set up and enforce regulations that ensure access
to this information. We even required tobacco pushers to put warning labels
on their products and limited their right to advertise and promote it.
I think the states should be suing the smokers for damages.
Smoking doesn't cause cancer, people do.
If you want to prove that smoking tobacco causes cancer, you have to prove
it's the tobacco and not some other selective factor. Have they proven
there isn't a factor that smokers have, that non-smokers don't, such as
a compulsive "gene" or tendency (like the one I have that causes me to
masturbate all the time; oh wait that's my Y chromosome), or something
else that could also tend to cause cancer (mutations) by itself?
There are plenty of people who get lung cancer who have never smoked or
even breathed much second-hand smoke, and plenty of people who smoke their
whole lives and don't get cancer or heart disease. You have eliminate
the possibility of a personality, genetic or other factor causing both
before you can really show smoking is the cause. This is what the
tobacco company representatives are saying when they deny it has been proven
that smoking causes cancer. Of course common sense really tells you
there's some relation after you've seen the black, rotted lung of a smoker
[hack] or ex-smoker like myself, but if you haven't proved it, you haven't
The gene pool needs some chlorine.
The more I live, the more I know some of us have a gene that prevents us
from feeling true pleasure or true satisfaction from anything, so that
we must frantically search for something to make us feel even normal, and
nothing works! Certainly as humans we all have something that keeps
us striving for the next thing, probably that is a natural inclination
that is built is to keep us from lying down right here and dying, the way
atoms need electrons. And certainly there are some environmental
factors involved in the extent of this characteristic. But it's pretty
obvious that we're not all equal in this respect. Try and imagine
what it would be like if nothing you ever did gave you any satisfaction.
Not that this should be used as an excuse for certain types of behaviour,
just that it helps you to understand why you're not like some other people
and should make it easier to deal with. I think some research has
begun to point to this possibility, without any real conclusions yet.
Can't help it doesn't mean you shouldn't be punished.
Even if they do prove that people have a genetic predisposition, and that
someone who drove drunk and killed someone couldn't help drinking, that
doesn't mean we can't punish them. Society can set up rules and say
that you have to obey them or be punished, even if you couldn't help it.
Society is already that way now, anyway. If you don't have the skill
of organization, of time management, or of remembering thousands of unrelated
minute details, you're fucked. Those are the skills that are valued
these days and if you can't learn them, screw you. If you're creative
you're screwed unless you make it big and then you are controlled by all
the idiots who can't do it themselves so they have to try and control those
Smoking may be saving you money.
Are we sure that smoking causes us all this big expense? What if
smoking is keeping all these addicts from becoming addicted to other things,
such as drugs and gambling? What if without cigarettes, we
would be much worse off? What if smoking is actually saving us all
money? How do you know? Hey, got a light?
(And speaking of rotting teeth, note that all toothpastes have one of the
same two active ingredients (even the "tartar control" and "anti-plaque"
ones - read the boxes), which means they are all equally effective.
Don't quote me, but I think Consumer Reports noted that the only difference
was that some toothpastes that were slightly more abrasive were a negligible
bit more effective. So when you buy toothpaste, if you don't get
the cheapest one, you are wasting your money. Think of all the drugs
you could be buying instead. All toothpaste commercials are just
new and improved bullshit. For awhile in college I didn't brush my
teeth because I thought, hey my mouth is going to smell and taste like
the last thing I ate anyway.
Page, including Voices
Of Depression, such as A
Letter To Parents and Welcome
To My Nightmare
Association for Medical Education
and Research in Substance Abuse
Center for Education
and Drug Abuse Research
Hope And Healing Web Chronicles
Internet Mental Health
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol
and Drug Information (NCADI)
National Council On Alcohol And Drug
Partnership For A Drug-Free
SAVE (Suicide Awareness\Voices of
Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Web of Addiction
The Wounded Healer
AA Recovery Resources Online
Narcotics Anonymous World Services
Sex Addicts Anonymous
Thank you for visiting. Feel free to come back again and again
and again because it feels SO good. And it feels like shit when you
stop. So come back with increasing frequency until you die.
And remember: Alcohol kills. Drugs kill. Sex kills. Hell, life kills...
so fuck it!
©MM Tom Minkler
Last updated 11/23/00
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