A New Drug

Discussion in 'Drugs, Alcohol & Tobacco' started by jmpet, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. jmpet

    jmpet New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2008
    Messages:
    3,808
    Likes Received:
    45
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I developed a new drug. Totally legal- anyone can take it.

    99.5% of the people who take this drug will feel great and safe and warm, but .5% of the people who take it will go insane and start killing random people- from the insanity of course.

    But it's as safe as a condom and 99.5% of the time it's a freaking great drug to take. But if you go insane, I cannot be held responsible for you actions from taking my drug.

    Would you take the drug?
     
  2. Wolverine

    Wolverine New Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2006
    Messages:
    16,105
    Likes Received:
    207
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Are you referring to firearms?

    .5% is a bit large, .00004% is a bit more accurate (the number of homicides divided by the number of firearms).
     
  3. jmpet

    jmpet New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2008
    Messages:
    3,808
    Likes Received:
    45
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Not firearms- "a new wonderful drug" that makes everyone feel great but makes some go on a killing spree.

    So are you in?
     
  4. Reiver

    Reiver New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Messages:
    25,824
    Likes Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Spree killings is an interesting one. Its terribly difficult to test any hypothesis on the subject. Any one know of any studies on the subject?
     
  5. SpotsCat

    SpotsCat New Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2008
    Messages:
    4,168
    Likes Received:
    101
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Shouldn't this be a thread in the "Other Political Issues" section - "Drugs, Alcohol, & Tobacco" subsection?
     
  6. jmpet

    jmpet New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2008
    Messages:
    3,808
    Likes Received:
    45
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Plenty. Search 'em.
     
  7. jmpet

    jmpet New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2008
    Messages:
    3,808
    Likes Received:
    45
    Trophy Points:
    0
    No- it belongs right here.

    I see no one has given me an answer yet...
     
  8. drj90210

    drj90210 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2010
    Messages:
    1,086
    Likes Received:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Drugs/medicines have a purpose. If I already feel "great and safe and warm" without taking your drug, and the only purpose of your drug is to make one feel "great and safe and warm," then I would not take your drug, since there is absolutely no purpose for it.

    I don't see what your OP is doing in a gun control forum, inasmuch as there is no obvious analogy between your fantasy drug and firearms.
     
  9. SpotsCat

    SpotsCat New Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2008
    Messages:
    4,168
    Likes Received:
    101
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Then please explain why a thread about new drugs belongs in the "Gun Control" section of this forum.
     
  10. Makedde

    Makedde New Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Messages:
    66,181
    Likes Received:
    343
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I would not. I could fall into that small percentage of people who were affected by the drug. I would not want anyone else to take it either, in case they went mad and I was caught in the crossfire.
     
  11. SiliconMagician

    SiliconMagician Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2010
    Messages:
    18,922
    Likes Received:
    433
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Here is what happens.

    At first, no one notices your new drug for several years, except teenagers and young adults looking for the next latest and greatest high.

    Soon, it's seen that several hundred kids go insane.

    America, in an effort to protect it's children from going insane, ban the drug.

    That is how it works.

    No one cares about adults, all prohibition is geared towards stopping teens and young adults from gaining access to dangerous drugs and that's not possible in a permissive society.
     
  12. Reiver

    Reiver New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Messages:
    25,824
    Likes Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Then provide some! I doubt you'll manage it
     
  13. SpotsCat

    SpotsCat New Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2008
    Messages:
    4,168
    Likes Received:
    101
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Click Here.
     
  14. Reiver

    Reiver New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Messages:
    25,824
    Likes Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Nothing interesting for the sub-forum. Try harder!
     
  15. SpotsCat

    SpotsCat New Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2008
    Messages:
    4,168
    Likes Received:
    101
    Trophy Points:
    0
    You wanted a study about spree killing, that's the only one I could find.

    If it doesn't suit your needs, then I suggest you find one yourself. Surely, somewhere in that vast PPV library that you have access to there must be one!

    As for me, I'm still at a loss to understand why a thread about drugs was originally posted in the "Gun Control" section, and what spree killing has to do with pharmaceuticals...
     
  16. Reiver

    Reiver New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Messages:
    25,824
    Likes Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Nope, I wanted an article on spree killing and guns.
     
  17. SpotsCat

    SpotsCat New Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2008
    Messages:
    4,168
    Likes Received:
    101
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Guns? In a thread about pharmaceuticals?

    Surely you aren't insinuating that jmpet had an ulterior motive when he posted this thread - that he was going to try to somehow turn a post about drugs into a gun control discussion?

    You should be ashamed of yourself. Ashamed, I say! ;)
     
  18. Reiver

    Reiver New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Messages:
    25,824
    Likes Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    0
    You're not entertaining me. Sorry
     
  19. SpotsCat

    SpotsCat New Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2008
    Messages:
    4,168
    Likes Received:
    101
    Trophy Points:
    0
    It's 22:10 over there, you must be tired. Maybe you should go to bed... [​IMG]
     
  20. kshRox01

    kshRox01 Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2011
    Messages:
    847
    Likes Received:
    49
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Wolverine?
    That avatar is just plain creepy.
     

Share This Page