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States Rights? Right.

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Re: States Rights? Right.

Postby Stebben84 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:53 pm

States rights? Huh, an oldie but a goodie:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Marriage_Amendment

On January 24, 2005, Senator Allard introduced the Marriage Protection Amendment, which was the 2004 version of the Federal Marriage Amendment verbatim, with 21 Republican co-sponsors. In 2006, Rep. Musgrave introduced the Marriage Protection Amendment in the House. This version had the same language as the 2004 proposal, except that the word "solely" in the first sentence was replaced by the word "only"


I assume many of you conservatives were outraged with this.
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Re: States Rights? Right.

Postby rabble » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:09 pm

This looks like a good place to plonk this:
Pot smokers might not turn into dopes after all.
Last year, a paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) suggested that people who used cannabis heavily as teenagers saw their IQs fall by middle age. But a study published today — also in PNAS — says that factors unrelated to cannabis use are to blame for the effect. Nature explores the competing claims.


Turns out, the deleterious effects attributed to pot are actually from the usual factors associated with lower status and lack of access.

Huh.
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Re: States Rights? Right.

Postby Meade » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:55 pm

rabble wrote:Huh.

My observations over the past 45 years or so concur with this study's conclusions: smoking pot doesn't make people stupid so much as stupid people stupidly choose to become potheads. Smoking pot might make many of them marginally stupider, but most of the potheads' stupidity was already baked in when they started out smoking pot.
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