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New opium war needed

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So we all know that the opium wars between the UK and China were started because there was a serious trade imbalance between the UK and China, with China taking all the silver….

So with China now taking all US dollars, what can America invent which would be as significantly useful for the trade balance as opium was?

Oil is the best candidate but eben with control over Iraq and soon to be control over Iran that horse has already bolted, plus the USA is not an effective middle man there.

No what is needed is a new substance, tied to american culture, which also doesn’t compete well given China’s decent movie industry….

I encourage all patriotic Americans to think hard on how best to accomplish this necessary creation… And then lets force it down the chinese throats….

Suggestions welcome

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Written by rexinfinite

December 13, 2010 at 12:48 pm

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It’s clear: if alcohol is more expensive, lives are saved and crime falls. So why the resistance?

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cheap-wine1Can you be “lukewarm” about a proposal that would save lives and cut crime? Can you indulge in a philosophical discussion about governments and how far they should interfere with our lives, when people are dying of diseases that could be prevented? Gordon Brown says that he is “lukewarm” on proposals to introduce a minimum pricing strategy to curb alcohol, but he knows, because Sir Liam Donaldson, his Chief Medical Officer, has told him, that the statistics show overwhelmingly that putting up prices would dramatically cut the number of alcohol-related deaths. Magnus Linklater, Times Online
One-time ‘Beer Drinker of the Year’ Ken Clarke says binge drinking among the young is not a recent problem and that raising the minimum price for a unit of alcohol would unfairly punish ordinary drinkers.
Ken Clarke, Question Time

Written by tree2one

March 20, 2009 at 4:36 pm

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Anyone for some butt hash?!

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If anyone wants to try it I can provide the goods! Check out the wikipedia entry for more.

Written by buerthecentaur

March 5, 2009 at 10:54 am

Fat pills

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What about these new over-the-counter diet pills? The £1-a-day pill, called Alli, has been given the green light by the European Commission for safety and effectiveness but there are concerns over side-effects and what else your body gets rid of when you shit fat.

Apparently, one of the side-effects of taking the pills is charmingly described as “anal leakage”.  Yes, the unabsorbed fat leaks from yur ass and apparently makes flatulence risky, which is not only embarrassing and uncomfortable but create stinky stains on your trouser too.

GlaxoSmithKline, who make and sell both Xenical and Alli, have done tests on the new pill’s effectiveness and they say that for every 4lb lost by dieting alone, Alli can help you shift 2lb extra.

Along with the fat you lose in your stools, you also lose fat-soluble vitamins including D and A. Of the two, vitamin D is the bigger concern. Research indicates its vital role in our health above and beyond the maintenance of strong bones by helping calcium to be absorbed. Any vitamin D we get from the few dietary sources that provide it should probably not be rejected by our body because of a pill.

Anyone tried em?

Written by tree2one

February 18, 2009 at 2:44 pm

JWH018 – new legal drug

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Anyone tried this? Legal highs… good or bad?

Extra-strong incense drug warning

The chemical acts on receptors in the brain.
A synthetic drug that is up to five times as powerful as cannabis is being sold legally in Britain, as incense.

It has already been made illegal in Germany and is also banned in the Netherlands.

The drug is based on the chemical JWH018 which mimics the effects of tetra hydra cannabol or THC, the main active ingredient of cannabis.

Drugs watchdogs are currently investigating the sale of the substance in the UK.

JWH018, was first synthesised in a US lab in 1995. It was originally developed for scientific experiments on chemical receptors in the brain.

Written by rexinfinite

February 13, 2009 at 3:23 pm

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I do not freebase cocaine

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Sorry – I know you’ve all seen it but I just love it.

What’s your favourite line?

Written by jackshaftoe

February 11, 2009 at 7:50 pm

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Kamikaze Research

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Has anyone got any ideas for some (dangerous) research I can personally do?

Got the idea from people who have done this in the past – specifically the first people who made links between diet and health…e.g.

Dr William Stark – in 1769, Stark began a series of dietary studies in which he was his own subject. At the start of his 24 experiments, he was a healthy, 6-foot young man.
In his first experiment, Stark ate bread and water with a little sugar for 31 days. Felt dull and listless. He consumed a more varied diet for a few weeks. When he felt better, however, the experiments resumed. Gradually, he added other foods to this regimen, one at a time. He added olive oil, milk, roast goose, boiled beef, fat, figs, and veal. After the first two months, his gums were red and swollen, and they bled when pressure was put on them. Stark did consider testing the effects that fresh fruits and vegetables would have on his health, but decided instead on honey puddings and Cheshire cheese.
After 8 months of experimenting, Stark died of scurvy in 1770, aged 29. He did not discover anything new about scurvy, but, through his experiments and record-keeping skills, he showed to what extent human scurvy is caused by a lack of vitamin C in the diet. James Carmichael Smyth published Stark’s experiments eighteen years after his death.

Dr Joseph Goldberger – In 1914, Goldberger was asked by the US Surgeon General to investigate pellagra, an endemic disease in the Southern US.
Goldberger’s theory was that pellagra was associated with diet. The medical world insisted on it being infectious.
So he deliberately caused some prisoners to contract pellagra by restricting their diet.
Still no-one believed him.
So he tried to give himself pellagra by ingesting the mucus, blood, faeces and scabs of infected people, he even injected his wife, but couldn’t contract the disease.
Still no-one believed him.
So he gave it to his dogs. Because they hated the traditional southern food, he added yeast to their diet. This was the answer…niacin. Now niacin is in all flour.

Victor Herbert – 1959 – a haematologist who experimented on a strict diet of boiled chicken, frankfurters, marshmallows and jelly (i.e. no folic acid) and gave himself amenia in 5 months. Realised it was a lack of potassium – just before he dies he takes potassium and recovers in 48 hours. Folic acid now compulsory in flour in many countries.

Hugh Sinclair – 1956 – after studying the Eskimo diet, published a paper arguing that it was too little fat not too much that caused heart disease. Was mocked for this idea.
For the next 20 years he set up a nutritional institute and then in 1976 performed the Eskimo diet (of seafood, seal liver and blubber) on himself. Like the Eskimos increased his risk of haemophilia and showed that the Omega 3 in essential fatty acids was vital.

Any ideas for something I could do?

Written by jackshaftoe

February 23, 2007 at 12:18 pm