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Re: The Politics Thread

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Manbush » December 19, 2015, 10:46 pm

National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre will ask the NSW Premier's department to retract its claim that the centre's research lay behind its #stonersloth anti-marijuana social media campaign which is going viral for all the wrong reasons.

The campaign, which depicts a stoned sloth failing in class and messing up at the dinner table, is being mercilessly ridiculed by social media users. Many are predicting that because sloths are cool among young people, the campaign character may be perceived as more loveable than pitiable and it will have the opposite effect of steering young people away from marijuana.

http://m.smh.com.au/nsw/stoner-sloth-an ... lrjzh.html

Edit: Stoner Sloth has gone global, seeing articles from around the world making fun of it :lol:
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Dr Zaius » December 20, 2015, 9:52 am

I notice that the article fails to report that the sloth appears to be cancer free as well
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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Green eyed Mick » December 20, 2015, 10:39 am

If you want to stop young people using drugs don't treat them like idiots. Educate them, rather than deliberately mislead them and their parents with dishonest campaigns like this one.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Manbush » December 21, 2015, 4:59 pm

Salim Mehajer could face up to 10 years in jail after allegedly forging documents to rig the 2012 Auburn council election.

STORY: http://yhoo.it/1OfE5uq

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Re: The Politics Thread

Post by Dr Zaius » December 21, 2015, 6:46 pm

Sensational! Such a douche
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Re: The Politics Thread 2015

Post by T_R » August 16, 2017, 3:19 pm

Bumped.

Since we're having a bit of a nostalgic time in the Lime Lounge, I present to you pages 3-8 of this thread, featuring MB's drug debate with the good doctor Zaius.

Pop on a cuppa, grab a Timtam, sit down and enjoy.
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You want moderation because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that forum -- you need me on that forum. We use words like "stay on topic," "use the appropriate forum," "please delete." We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very moderation that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather that you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you get a green handle and edit a post. Either way, I don't give a DAMN what you think about moderation.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2015

Post by The Rickman » August 16, 2017, 4:46 pm

Hahaha, this has been an amazing trek back through time! The more things change...
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Re: The Politics Thread 2015

Post by PigRickman » August 16, 2017, 5:06 pm

Just re-read it
My god that was a savage **** beating
The good doctor should be in jail for what he did to manbush in that "debate"
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Re: The Politics Thread 2015

Post by Manbush » August 17, 2017, 7:51 am

Well since someone else brought up drugs :)

If the government insists on a postal survey to see people's opinions on marriage equality they should add more issues, get more bang for their buck.

#should cannabis be decriminalized
#should religious businesses and charities be treated the same as non religious businesses and charities
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Re: The Politics Thread 2015

Post by T_R » August 17, 2017, 8:40 am

To know you is to love you, MB :D
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Son, we live in a world that has forums, and those forums have to be guarded by Mods. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Nickman? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Lucy, and you curse GE. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know -- that GE’s moderation, while tragic, probably saved lives; and my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, keeps threads on track and under the appropriately sized, highlighted green headings.
You want moderation because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that forum -- you need me on that forum. We use words like "stay on topic," "use the appropriate forum," "please delete." We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very moderation that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather that you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you get a green handle and edit a post. Either way, I don't give a DAMN what you think about moderation.

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Re: The Politics Thread 2015

Post by Dr Zaius » August 19, 2017, 9:31 am

Manbush would be glad to know that a trial of medical marijuana has been rolled out through the major children's hospitals on the eastern seaboard for kids with intractable epilepsy. I know three kids accepted into the study.
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Re: The Politics Thread 2015

Post by The Rickman » August 19, 2017, 9:45 am

Must taste bad to realise that Manbush knows more about medical science than you do, Doc
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Re: The Politics Thread 2015

Post by Dr Zaius » August 19, 2017, 9:49 am

The Nickman wrote:Must taste bad to realise that Manbush knows more about medical science than you do, Doc
LOL, that's exactly how I'm viewing this process.
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Re: The Politics Thread 2015

Post by The Rickman » August 19, 2017, 10:00 am

How many years did you study at a fancy university only to be trumped by a stoner with a black belt in google??
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Re: The Politics Thread 2015

Post by Dr Zaius » August 19, 2017, 1:47 pm

I know right? University of Sydney. Australia's oldest, and obviously dodgiest university. I'm such a fraud.
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Re: The Politics Thread 2015

Post by The Rickman » August 19, 2017, 1:48 pm

Nothing you can't learn on Page 8 of a google search, I'd wager
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Re: The Politics Thread 2015

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Re: The Politics Thread 2015

Post by Dr Zaius » August 19, 2017, 5:48 pm

It doesn't say specifically what that GP is trying to prescribe cannabis for. I will say however he is way outside his scope of practice if he is trying to prescribe it to a child with intractable epilepsy, and the government is acting approximately in stopping him. He shouldn't be doing anything for that child's epilepsy outside of issuing scripts for what has already been prescribed by the child's paediatric neurologist. As for the child in question, they should probably just have that discussion with their child's neurologist. They are from Brisbane and I know for a fact that Lady Cilento are actively recruiting for the trial.
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Re: The Politics Thread 2015

Post by papabear » August 21, 2017, 9:29 am

Dr Zaius wrote:I know right? University of Sydney. Australia's oldest, and obviously dodgiest university. I'm such a fraud.
......... did you really need to?

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