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Our Taxpayer Dollars at Work!

Discussion in 'Business & Economics' started by palefrost, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. palefrost

    palefrost Well-Known Member

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    from CNN:
    God knows how many millions of dollars were spent on this study, but damn! I could and would have told them what the results of this study would have been for free . . . . :banana: :banana: :D
     
  2. Brandon

    Brandon Well-Known Member

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    This is why I hate taxes! Individuals know better than government on how to spend money. The fact that the government supported this is disturbing.

    What was the findings? Eating psychedelic mushrooms causes people to hallucinate. Thank you research for telling people the obvious!
     
  3. sushimonster

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    Ha! it's like your own mental time machine. Eat mushrooms and pretend its the 60's all over again. What a great way to think your Austin Powers.
     
  4. Word2Action

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    Unbelieveable. You have any idea how many children are starving out there and they spend money on this??
     
  5. capitalist_junkie

    capitalist_junkie Well-Known Member

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    No kidding. Weren't tests on hallucinogenic drugs done decades ago anyway?? Why the heck are we repeating outdated research?
     
  6. sarah

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    Those tests were on LSD... these are on psilocybin, big difference...
    **Note the sarcasm in my text**
     
  7. kokotai

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    The thing is if they wanted an answer to this question there are oh, I don't know...a billion baby boomers who could have told them.
     
  8. sarah

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    the government conducts thousands of toxicity tests every year, for no valid reason. any citizen may add a compound to a list of ones to be tested using the LD 50 test on small animals.
    basically they force feed the compound to the critters untill 50% of them die...
    my point..?
    the American government loves to waste money on torturous and un needed testing. we all know the results before the testing ever begins, so why bother?
     
  9. Brandon

    Brandon Well-Known Member

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    Thats why they call it Lethal Dose (LD) 50(%)!
     
  10. sarah

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    your so smart Brandon
     
  11. Brandon

    Brandon Well-Known Member

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    Sorry was I being a bit to snide?
     
  12. sarah

    sarah Well-Known Member

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    Meh.. I just like to bust yer chops.
     
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    Not that I'm saying the study was necessary or anything, but maybe they additionally studied physiological reactions too, which is something that can't be done just from interviews from previous users.
     
  14. sarah

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    Well if you want to get specific about the issue... No they couldn't have. The scientific data wouldn't have had a valid control because the subjects were not given the substance in a controlled environment. Not that I think these tests would yield anything but predictable results... I'm just playing the Devil's advocate here.
     
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