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View Poll Results: What recreational drugs have you used ? (more than once)
caffeine = coffee 41 74.55%
cannabis = weed 33 60.00%
ethanol = alcohol (only select if you have gotten drunk) 35 63.64%
tobacco = cigarettes/cigars 30 54.55%
opiates = heroin/morphine 11 20.00%
cocaine 16 29.09%
amphetamines = meth/ecstasy 11 20.00%
tranquilizers = barbituates/benzodiazepines 15 27.27%
anesthetics = PCP/ketamine 9 16.36%
mushrooms / shrooms = the psychoactive kind 16 29.09%
over-the-counter medications 14 25.45%
inhalants = glues/solvents 7 12.73%
other 12 21.82%
none (only if you have NOT selected any of the others) 10 18.18%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 55. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-30-2013, 03:35 AM   #46
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Why would I state publicly whether I've used any drugs and, if so, which ones? I don't think so.
If I may just say that anyone who applies for a job via LQ and that declares openly on this thread that they take illicit drugs has probably done their chances of getting a job a huge diservice. I know of many employers in my region who will not employ someone they know take drugs or has an alcohol problem or a myriad of other issues and as soon as someone takes them to court for not employing them ahead of someone with less qualifications they just say that the person was unsuitable for teh position due to their <insert issue here>. Once they show proof they have no case to answer.
 
Old 01-30-2013, 03:40 AM   #47
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Again, this thread is about both past and present use and you don't have to answer in a post (nor do you have to vote). The names of the voters are not listed publicly.
 
Old 01-30-2013, 04:19 AM   #48
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Personally I prefer to keep my work life separate from my social life so if I were to apply for a job through this forum I'd use another name instead. I'd rather have freedom of speech and the freedom to discuss things like an adult so I don't let my employers know of any of my online accounts.
 
Old 01-30-2013, 04:25 AM   #49
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Personally I prefer to keep my work life separate from my social life so if I were to apply for a job through this forum I'd use another name instead. I'd rather have freedom of speech and the freedom to discuss things like an adult so I don't let my employers know of any of my online accounts.
Same here, in fact, I never put my real name online.

Sure, now people put everything about themselves online, and they wonder why they get arrested with the help of facebook and twitter. Technically, I won't get arrested, but I want to maintain some anonymity. I will never use facebook or twitter.
 
Old 01-30-2013, 10:42 AM   #50
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Same here, in fact, I never put my real name online.

Sure, now people put everything about themselves online, and they wonder why they get arrested with the help of facebook and twitter. Technically, I won't get arrested, but I want to maintain some anonymity. I will never use facebook or twitter.
I absolutely agree with you. Unfortunately, when I was young, I didn't think about it, and used my real name in any number of places online. On many sites I have been able to suppress it by politely asking the site owner, webmaster, etc. to remove it, but on a few other sites it's now stuck on public display, usually because I no longer have any idea what the account password was. I have an old Amazon account that I can't get into, and the stupid company won't accept even a photo of me holding up legal ID proving I'm that person. I could probably get a lawyer to bug them more forcefully, but it would surely cost more than it's worth. It's not so much that I have something to fear as that I tended to publicly say embarrassing things online very often.

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Old 01-30-2013, 12:49 PM   #51
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Same here, in fact, I never put my real name online.
There are Slackware Docs with your name on them.
The 2nd result when googling your nick posts it for all to see.
 
Old 01-30-2013, 12:55 PM   #52
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There are Slackware Docs with your name on them.
The 2nd result when googling your nick posts it for all to see.
Indeed ... you trust me don't you ? I mean I wouldn't put a fake name right ?
 
Old 01-30-2013, 01:17 PM   #53
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Indeed ... you trust me don't you ? I mean I wouldn't put a fake name right ?
I have stated in other places I don't trust you so your question is rather pointless because you already know the answer. The only other comment I have to make is if you use a fake name on absolutely everything, like FSF petitions etc, then you are not doing any of them any good as the person who signed it doesn't exist.
 
Old 01-31-2013, 02:20 AM   #54
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I have stated in other places I don't trust you so your question is rather pointless because you already know the answer. The only other comment I have to make is if you use a fake name on absolutely everything, like FSF petitions etc, then you are not doing any of them any good as the person who signed it doesn't exist.
You are saying I don't exist ? Then I must be a ghost in the machine.
 
Old 01-31-2013, 08:44 AM   #55
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You all better get this thread back on topic pronto.
 
Old 01-31-2013, 09:46 AM   #56
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The Ego is a drug, we just don't want to recognize it!
" . . . anonymity is the foundation of all . . ." to misquote.
 
Old 01-31-2013, 06:49 PM   #57
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You all better get this thread back on topic pronto.
Really? I thought that didn't matter in this very ephemeral forum; but if a moderator's saying it...?

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The Ego is a drug, we just don't want to recognize it!
Nothing good can come from using very broad or elastic definitions of words ("drug," in this case).
 
Old 02-03-2013, 05:22 AM   #58
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I understand, but there is one way I do want to participate--to decry the thread as obnoxious.
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Why ? I think it is interesting. I just wanted to see how prevalent drug use is, I mean I hear so many people talking about marijuana in its very own thread here ...
I agree with H_TeXMeX_H, i find this interesting too. Good poll. If someone doesn't like a thread, why don't they just ignore it?

I particularly find it interesting that at the moment of typing this, cannabis and tobacco are equal despite that cannabis is illegal in most places.
 
Old 02-03-2013, 05:48 AM   #59
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I agree with H_TeXMeX_H, i find this interesting too. Good poll. If someone doesn't like a thread, why don't they just ignore it?

I particularly find it interesting that at the moment of typing this, cannabis and tobacco are equal despite that cannabis is illegal in most places.
I find that interesting too.
I also find it interesting that one place where cannabis is starting to become in some ways decriminalised is the country where they thought alcohol prohibition would be a good idea and where drug users have suffered years of demonisation at the hands of the media -- the USA.
We almost had some changes in the UK a few years back but the "Think Of The Children!!!!!!" brigade got to the government and persuaded them to ignore their medical advisers and continue their pathetic prohibition.
 
Old 02-05-2013, 06:19 AM   #60
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Eat a brownie, ring the bell. Coffee; yes a must (ring-ring), wish I could get down to one cup a day... Never! Abuse is from teaching (or lack there of\+control) drugs (never) as demons+ when in fact drugs are useful. And, dangerous like prisons and ghettos!.edu

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