Recent posts by kris1027 on Kongregate

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Topic: Serious Discussion / fat tax

the government could of made smoking illegal many years ago, but its just too good of a money maker to ban

Ahh, it would have lasted just as long as prohibition if they had.

Apparently not mean enough. The number of obese kids are still growing. If not t-shirts then have separate buses for them. There’ll be the normal bus, short bus, and the round bus (just to psychologically play with their heads further).

What about the underweight kids? Being underweight carries just as many health risks. Should they have a “skinny” bus? Anorexia and bulimia are serious problems with girls since society is constantly telling them to be thin. So they become underweight and ergo not “normal” and ergo needing a different bus. If we start segregating the “normal” kids from each other we are going to need a hell of a lot of buses.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / fat tax

It seems to me that a problem with obesity is food prices. Cheap junk food and cheap dinners high in calories and such are much cheaper then their healthier equivalent. Parents are trying to stretch an already thin food budget. Do you get five high in calorie and fat dinners or two diet dinners for the week? While this is not the reason for obesity in America I believe that the economy, raising food prices, and so many people struggling to feed their families is a contributing factor. Something like this really doesn’t deter people from buying.

The cigarette tax increases merely punished smokers for being smokers. I don’t think many of them quit. A tax increase on the cheaper, and in my economic state I use that very sparingly, food items just presses harder on the families who only buy these things out of necessity rather then want.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kreds Discussion

Kong will be divided into two groups. People who can win a game and people who can afford to lose. Kind of diminishes my card collection achievement though =( Anyway, Neopets already did this a few years ago. The game will be free to play but if you pay a “small small” amount and you get special things, special virtual prizes, and free avatars that the common people don’t. I learned to deal since honestly the “virtual prizes” usually aren’t that great and it really doesn’t effect us personally if some dude wants to spend his money on some fake pixels on a game site. It won’t effect our games or our profile. I know personally I earned all 78 cards myself without having to buy them. I do hope though that this isn’t a slippery slop that means that kong will turn into an “optional” pay site in the future. Not saying it will, just hoping it won’t.

If you’re playing a multiplayer game and some really terrible kid is your opponent it can chafe to know he bought that special one hit kill gun with mommies credit card whereas you have now have to play extra hard to get it and as an adult who has to work and can’t advance as fast you’d like it can suck. Like I said it’s not bothering me, I really couldn’t care less about the people who pay for virtual stuff. I’m just making a point that I can understand some of the arguments people are making.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Zening] Alpha Testers Wanted

I’d be happy to test it out.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / NationStates Discussion

switched to the far better Cyber Nations.

How is it better? I haven’t gotten a chance to play it.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Newgrounds Redesign

You know, I don’t care at all. Because I’m on KONGREGATE.COM.

And it took you over a year to say it.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / cant

Try posting this in the technical support forum. You won’t get anything useful from the people here.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / PETA urges Ben & Jerry's to use human milk

all animals are born inferior to humans.

You haven’t met some of the people I’ve met.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / NationStates Discussion

Since our Region is sort of dying I thought it would be time to bump this up.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Flash movies on Kongregate?

Nope, leave that to Newgrounds.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Holy Crap, New Navigation

I love the new layout. It’s a lot more tidy and organized now.

It’s a little thing I know but the Favorites button really makes me happy. Awesome job.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why Do People Use Illegal Drugs?

You are assuming something is universally bad even when it may not be

Once again, I’m going by what doctors and researchers say. They really are the authority on medicine and the human body.

and then taking it upon yourself to assume for everyone else that they should not want or need to take it.

Like me saying that kids should not take drugs? Or that being drug addicted is a bad thing?

Add MJ because broad inconsistencies in our drug policy actually harm users…

Users of the drug you mean? Don’t do it and our drug policy won’t harm you is all I can think of to say.

On that note I think I’ll retire from this particular topic. Since I seem to be the only one on the keep drugs legal side and I’ve kind of posted all my arguments and opinions and I’ll end up just repeating myself again and again.

All I will say is do your own research. If you’re 13 and you truly believe that you’ll be okay doing this stuff then only the cops can stop you I guess. Hopefully at 19 you’ll have got it out of your system and any damage is reversible. Then when you have kids you can just tell them it’s bad and who knows, maybe they’ll listen.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why Do People Use Illegal Drugs?

You are making the same type of argument, a flawed one at that.

How so? How is that “opinion” compare to my I don’t want kids to do drugs so they should be illegal argument?

Being legal does not imply 100% A-OK. Alcohol and tobacco are regulated heavily because they are NOT fine.

So add more drugs because they are also not fine?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why Do People Use Illegal Drugs?

Consider this example: Black people are inferior and they are aggressive and hurt white people. Therefore, their freedom should not be legal.

What? That’s just really silly and has nothing to do with anything I’ve said.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why Do People Use Illegal Drugs?

Do some freaking research and don’t rely on anecdotes please.

I have and I’m not. The opinions of doctors and scientists trump those of stoners and potheads when it comes to actual medicine and the human body.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why Do People Use Illegal Drugs?

What would that be?

Probably because they are harmful and dangerous but I couldn’t say the reason behind each and every drug. I’m sure there was different medical justification for each particular one.

The person making the case for something to be made legal has to have the more convincing argument. Nobody is stopping them from making the argument but the person making the case for changing a law or series of laws has to prove that their cause is indeed the most logical. I had to google the phrase Argumentum ad verecundiam as I’d never heard it before. I think I answered it correctly but I just skimmed the definition. So you’ll have to excuse me if I didn’t.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why Do People Use Illegal Drugs?

Semantics.

Not really. I mean society already deemed these things illegal for a pretty good reason. The people who want them legal have to make the bigger and better argument. I’m not trying to change laws.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why Do People Use Illegal Drugs?

So, your making something illegal

Um, I didn’t make anything illegal. This was about already illegal things.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why Do People Use Illegal Drugs?

I’m sure the generations between the 1960s and now have stopped their pot consumption.

No, I said “who maybe will have more common sense.” Hopefully is a better word I guess.

Harmless substances? Yes.

Some people will say that pot is harmless. Doctors will not. Some people will say that alcohol is harmless. The people who get by drunk drivers will not.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why Do People Use Illegal Drugs?

By keeping it illegal, are they magically going to stop doing pot anyways?

Stoners are stoners and won’t stop legal or illegal. I’m talking future generations who maybe will have more common sense.

What about Alcohol? Should that be illegal too? Because all of the alcoholics who sit around drinking and nothing else?

I don’t know, I think making something legal illegal is a different issue. But will society be a better place when even more substances are legal?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why Do People Use Illegal Drugs?

And why exactly is this?

I thought I answered that with my numerous posts. But I see that is not so. Since I quit smoking a friend told me that I got somewhat preachy. Perhaps that’s all it is. Maybe I’m wrong, maybe we should just legalize all drugs so nothing is a crime anymore and everything that was once bad is now socially acceptable.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why Do People Use Illegal Drugs?

Have you read any links I have posted?

No I haven’t. They must be a few pages back and I missed them.

Kris – I’m sincerely sorry to hear about your loved one, but I’m willing to bet that the drug wasn’t marijuana.

No it wasn’t. But for all the people that just stay pot heads how many move on and try harder things?

And the answer to your question is education.

But that doesn’t really work the majority of the time. I’m going to guess by using the word loser I personally offended some people on this forum. I would like to ask how many of them had a DARE program of some sort. I saw the pictures of the lungs with cancer and black with tar and I still smoked. How many kids will have a chance when their parents are smoking a blunt in front of them and telling it them it’s bad.

I think I’m having trouble putting what I’m trying to say across. We don’t have a choice with the legal stuff. Society tells kids that being a drunk is fine and being addicted to tobacco is fine just by virtue of being legal. Well now being a stoner is supposed to be fine as well? Being unable to live your life without help from a drug of any sort is not supposed to be fine. We are not supposed to be teaching our kids that being anesthetized is okay. And saying it won’t be legal for kids means nothing when it’s primarily the kids who are going to do it.

Right now society is saying “NO.” If we legalize it then society is saying “YES.” If it gets legalizes then we are condoning it and making it okay. When it’s not and shouldn’t be.

This would have been here a lot sooner but I’m babysitting a baby at the moment haha.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why Do People Use Illegal Drugs?

no one has PROVEN any negative effects.

That’s not really true. From what you posted before I’m going to guess you wouldn’t believe any links I posted lol.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why Do People Use Illegal Drugs?

He cannot grasp the concept that what he has been told isn’t necessarily truth.

She. And I’m not talking about hemp. I’m talking about the proven effects of THC on the human body. Proven by researchers and doctors.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why Do People Use Illegal Drugs?

As far as I know, there isn’t a single justifiable argument for making marijuana illegal while tobacco and alcohol are legal.

My only point was that we as a society condone alcohol and tobacco abuse. But wouldn’t making any other drug legal be possibly condoning drug addiction? How do we tell our kids that drugs are bad for them and will hurt them if you can walk into a store and buy them and smoke a blunt in front of your kids legally?

God, I feel like Helen Lovejoy screaming “won’t somebody please think of the children.” But that’s who I’m worried about. We are supposed to be telling our kids to stay away from pot and other drugs but how do we do this when our society is condoning the use of them?

I’m not saying everyone who smokes pot is intelligent and mature, I’m just saying you can’t really put a label on people because they did something as petty as smoking pot.

Sorry, I do know that. I watched someone I love almost die from a drug addiction and it’s hard for me not to label people sometimes. But you do present a valid point and some of the people on the list did indeed surprise me. Some did not haha.