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Izz Commoner | joined 11 June 2006 | 3 posts


Drugs posted 11 June 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionDrugs by Izz, Commoner

I enjoy marijuana and dxm. I think alcohol is terrible and brings out the worst in a lot of people, not to mention being unhealthy. Marijuana is the exact opposite. DXM, while having no proven adverse affects, should only be used occasionally and in regulation and after intense research.

That said, if I were painting while high, the painting would not be miraculously changed. The ideas, after all, come from myself and not the marijuana. Edge of Certainty, I doubt you would be able to tell your friend's paintings apart if you didn't know beforehand which ones he was high while painting. The fact that someone wanted to buy that particular painting is a coincinidence. I suggest that you enjoy all the paintings you two do together, regardless of whether your friend was under the influence or not - because it doesn't matter very much. It is about the connection between you two human beings - it just so happens that smoking marijuana is a part of who your friend is.

No offense, but I can tell that you are a little uptight about marijuana. It is hard not to be when our governments find it so damning. But marijuana has been used since mankind's beginnings. In all this time it hasn't ruined humanity or the world. Marijuana has never even taken a single life.

One thing I will say about marijuana, however, is it makes the mind flow. This makes it very easy to make connections of logic as things gravitate together. But I think the memory issue tends to be exaggerated. Unless I am baked out of my gourd, I remember things just fine.

As far as DXM goes, I had never felt such a goodness in my life before I tripped. Because of this goodness, I realized why I would WANT to be alive. That can't be a bad thing. view post


Robert E. Howard posted 09 July 2006 in Literature DiscussionRobert E. Howard by Izz, Commoner

Conan is one of the greatest characters ever, although I don't like him much as a king even in Howard's stories. Solomon Kane rocks too. As far as the racism and misogynism, I wouldn't consider it overt or unrealistic. I mean, I'm sure racism and misogynism were huge in the Conan and Kane days. Also, Solomon Kane has no problem hanging out with his african shaman buddy N'Longa, even though he considers the man damned. Yet Howard seems to show more proof towards the africans' spirituality than Kane's own christianity. That just doesn't seem like racism to me. And hell, Conan fights along side and saves women all the time.

I'd take the Conan movies over the long LOTR movies any day. view post


Drugs posted 09 July 2006 in Philosophy DiscussionDrugs by Izz, Commoner

Quote: "Xray the Enforcer":2lmfzd1p

For you, this may be the case. I have had a different experience with THC, and consequently I don't touch the shit anymore. It's all about personal chemistry -- and what may work for you may do something really fucked-up to me. After a fairly dissipated youth, I'm down to caffeine and EtOH these days -- anything else and I can feel my IQ and "Goodwill towards Humanity" points leach away...[/quote:2lmfzd1p]

Honestly, if you feel your "goodwill towards humanity" points leached away, there is something wrong with you in your conscious. "Wrong" probably wouldn't be the right word, but you must be angry about something. Marijuana is proven to decrease aggression. As far as your IQ points going away, they don't. I'm sure you feel pretty dumb on your EtOH too.

I'm glad you don't do marijuana if you don't like it, but I hate when people tout misinformation. <!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: --> view post


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