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RYDER FAKIN
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Old Habits Die Hard. But do as we say, etc...

These are your parents on drugs

Click Here (cnn.com)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some moms and dads might want to take a lesson from their kids: Just say no.

The government reported Thursday that 4.4 percent of baby boomers ages 50 to 59 indicated that they had used illicit drugs in the past month. It marks the third consecutive yearly increase recorded for that age group by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

Meanwhile, illicit drug use among young teens went down for the third consecutive year -- from 11.6 percent in 2002 to 9.9 percent in 2005.

"Rarely have we seen a story like this where this is such an obvious contrast as one generation goes off stage right, and entering stage left is a generation that learned a lesson somehow and they're doing something very different," said David Murray, special assistant to the director for the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

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That's some statement by Mr. Murray. TEST HIM NOW!

Of course, this doesn't help, but I'm not arguing:

Alcohol use helps boost income: study

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WASHINGTON (AFP) - People who consume alcohol earn significantly more at their jobs than non-drinkers, according to a US study that highlighted "social capital" gained from drinking.

The study published in the Journal of Labor Research Thursday concluded that drinkers earn 10 to 14 percent more than teetotalers, and that men who drink socially bring home an additional seven percent in pay.

"Social drinking builds social capital," said Edward Stringham, an economics professor at San Jose State University and co-author of the study with fellow researcher Bethany Peters.

"Social drinkers are out networking, building relationships, and adding contacts to their BlackBerries that result in bigger paychecks."

"Drinkers typically tend to be more social than abstainers."

The researchers said their empirical survey backed up the theory, and said the most likely explanation is that drinkers have a wider range of social contacts that help provide better job and business opportunities.

"Drinkers may be able to socialize more with clients and co-workers, giving drinkers an advantage in important relationships," the researchers said.

"Drinking may also provide individuals with opportunities to learn people, business, and social skills."

They also said these conclusions provide arguments against policies aimed at curbing alcohol use on university campuses and public venues.

"Not only do anti-alcohol policies reduce drinkers' fun, but they may also decrease earnings," the study said.

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FLEA

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Perhaps teens have finally realized it is of no benefit to say yes when asked yes or no in regards to drug and/or alcohol use. Why voluntarily inform the government that you are breaking the law? Then again, why tell the government anything more than is absolutely necessary in regards to any matter in this day and age?
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That song's stuck in my head now. Thanks a bunch.




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    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    Perhaps teens have finally realized it is of no benefit to say yes when asked yes or no in regards to drug and/or alcohol use. Why voluntarily inform the government that you are breaking the law?
Perhaps no.

http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/nsduh/methods.cfm#2k6


    Then again, why tell the government anything more than is absolutely necessary in regards to any matter in this day and age?
YEAH MAN BUSH IS OUT TO GET YOU MAN





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    Originally posted by CRZ

      Then again, why tell the government anything more than is absolutely necessary in regards to any matter in this day and age?
    YEAH MAN BUSH IS OUT TO GET YOU MAN




Why do you keep assuming people get your sarcasm. There's not much evidence of it.



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    Originally posted by AWArulz
    Why do you keep assuming people get your sarcasm. There's not much evidence of it.


Why do you keep assuming it's sarcasm?

    Originally posted by CRZ
    YEAH MAN BUSH IS OUT TO GET YOU MAN


Not if my media buddies get him first!




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    Originally posted by CRZ
      Originally posted by redsoxnation
      Perhaps teens have finally realized it is of no benefit to say yes when asked yes or no in regards to drug and/or alcohol use. Why voluntarily inform the government that you are breaking the law?
    Perhaps no.

    http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/nsduh/methods.cfm#2k6


      Then again, why tell the government anything more than is absolutely necessary in regards to any matter in this day and age?
    YEAH MAN BUSH IS OUT TO GET YOU MAN









Janet Reno ran the Justice Department during the Bush Administration?
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    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    Janet Reno ran the Justice Department during the Bush Administration?
No.

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




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    Originally posted by Eddie Famous
      Originally posted by AWArulz
      Why do you keep assuming people get your sarcasm. There's not much evidence of it.


    Why do you keep assuming it's sarcasm?


Cause:

1. It's Zed

2. It was in all Caps.

3. Did I mention it was CRZ?



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