IPB

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

46 Pages V   1 2 3 > » 

Calantyr
Posted on: May 11 2009, 10:59 AM


Perfection Personified
***********

Group: Established Members
Posts: 1,128
Joined: 17-December 04
From: Land of the Wombles!
Member No.: 1,548


Google "Portugal Drug Legalization" if you get the opportunity.

Time did a piece on the subject if you want a quick summary.

Basicly in 2001 all personal drug use was decriminalized in Portugal. Instead of continuing the War on Drugs (which was viewed as an abject failure in all cases) the government instead offered free rehabilitation, education, and programmes to ween individuals off drugs. This approach was mocked in far more conservative countries who throught Portugal would drown in a sea of drug-fueled pandemonia.

8 years later and drug use has lowered in all areas of society, the prisons are less full, crime has lowered, the rate of HIV infection has diminished, and the country has saved a huge ammount of cash they could plough into other needed services.

This simply proves what people, including police on the front line in the War on Drugs, have been saying for years. The Drugs War does not help and instead makes things worse. If you want to lower drug use, don't make drug users criminals. It just drives them underground and worsens the situation.
  Forum: The Issues Forum · Post Preview: #364762 · Replies: 45 · Views: 9,215

Calantyr
Posted on: May 11 2009, 10:47 AM


Perfection Personified
***********

Group: Established Members
Posts: 1,128
Joined: 17-December 04
From: Land of the Wombles!
Member No.: 1,548


Yo.

'Seasonal flu' kills about 40,000 people a year in the US alone, and that's just your common or household variety. The Spanish Flu that struck at the end of World War 1 killed 50,000,000, and that started out as 'just another flu' that simply had pandemic potential, as the current one does.

So the best thing to do is just wash your hands after you've been somewhere, don't touch your face with your hands after you've touched anything potentially unsanitary, possibly even hold your breath or cover your mouth and nose if you walk past someone sneezing, etc. Just be sensible. The virus spreads exponentially once people are infected. You can dramaticly slow down the rate of infection just by using basic hygiene.

What really annoys me is how this is being advertised as a Mexican problem, especially by the anti-immigration types in the US. They tend to ignore that the first people who contracted the virus did so working in California farms THEN travelled to Mexico, and that the virus is the same as was discovered in Arizona a year or two back.
  Forum: Personal concerns · Post Preview: #364761 · Replies: 44 · Views: 7,353

Calantyr
Posted on: Sep 30 2008, 12:10 AM


Perfection Personified
***********

Group: Established Members
Posts: 1,128
Joined: 17-December 04
From: Land of the Wombles!
Member No.: 1,548


Ello peoples!

Sorry about only turning up for a few mins, turns out that over that weekend me and Raven had to look after her nan so we could only get away briefly.

Hope to see you for longer in the future. smile.gif
  Forum: Daily life · Post Preview: #360246 · Replies: 55 · Views: 10,182

Calantyr
Posted on: Aug 14 2008, 05:42 PM


Perfection Personified
***********

Group: Established Members
Posts: 1,128
Joined: 17-December 04
From: Land of the Wombles!
Member No.: 1,548


Offline I'm usually called: Jo
Number of people coming so far: 5
I'll be arriving: Saturday, 1pm-ish!! As soon as i drag Cal from the pit he call's bed!! Plus allowing the factor he is always 3 hours late.
I'll be leaving: You can't get rid of me!! Or until i fall alsleep standing up
I'm up for meeting during the afternoon: YAR
18 or over?: Deff
I'm up for going for an evening meal somewhere: Yes, but somewhere VERY VERY VERY CHEAP
I'm up for going to a pub in the evening: Yes
I'm up for going to a club in the evening: Woo as long as it is good music and not aove 8 entry
Staying the night?: At home deff
Accommodation has been arranged?: Staying at my own place
Can offer accommodation to others?: What Cal said


*Dangles Cal's spare keys in front of mata!!!*

BTW this is RAVEN!!
  Forum: Daily life · Post Preview: #359250 · Replies: 55 · Views: 10,182

Calantyr
Posted on: Aug 13 2008, 09:41 PM


Perfection Personified
***********

Group: Established Members
Posts: 1,128
Joined: 17-December 04
From: Land of the Wombles!
Member No.: 1,548


Offline I'm usually called: "You git." Or Dave.
Number of people coming so far: 4
I'll be arriving: Already here, can get up to Camden around mid-dayish.
I'll be leaving: Leaving to go... where? You can't steal me!
I'm up for meeting during the afternoon: Well I'm not a morning person so.... YARR!
18 or over?: Ignore my boyish charm and good-looks, I'm legal.
I'm up for going for an evening meal somewhere: Potentially.
I'm up for going to a pub in the evening: You are implying there's an alternative?
I'm up for going to a club in the evening: Hell, why not?
Staying the night?: I'll keep going all night.
Accommodation has been arranged?: Unless someone steals my keys, yes.
Can offer accommodation to others?: Yep! I've got a spare bed if it's needed.
  Forum: Daily life · Post Preview: #359235 · Replies: 55 · Views: 10,182

Calantyr
Posted on: Aug 13 2008, 07:49 PM


Perfection Personified
***********

Group: Established Members
Posts: 1,128
Joined: 17-December 04
From: Land of the Wombles!
Member No.: 1,548


Apparently I'm coming to the London one! Or so the ickle one tells me. wink.gif

Yay!
  Forum: Daily life · Post Preview: #359233 · Replies: 41 · Views: 6,594

Calantyr
Posted on: Jul 2 2008, 06:04 PM


Perfection Personified
***********

Group: Established Members
Posts: 1,128
Joined: 17-December 04
From: Land of the Wombles!
Member No.: 1,548


Hippily Bibbily the Becky. smile.gif
  Forum: Daily life · Post Preview: #358140 · Replies: 225 · Views: 34,099

Calantyr
Posted on: Jun 6 2008, 11:57 AM


Perfection Personified
***********

Group: Established Members
Posts: 1,128
Joined: 17-December 04
From: Land of the Wombles!
Member No.: 1,548


Dear Raven,

Somehow I knew I'd regret posting that.... tongue.gif

X
  Forum: Daft · Post Preview: #357564 · Replies: 65 · Views: 14,972

Calantyr
Posted on: Jun 6 2008, 11:56 AM


Perfection Personified
***********

Group: Established Members
Posts: 1,128
Joined: 17-December 04
From: Land of the Wombles!
Member No.: 1,548


My innocence.

Damn her. Damn her hard!
  Forum: Daft · Post Preview: #357563 · Replies: 26 · Views: 9,423

Calantyr
Posted on: Jun 6 2008, 11:54 AM


Perfection Personified
***********

Group: Established Members
Posts: 1,128
Joined: 17-December 04
From: Land of the Wombles!
Member No.: 1,548


Rose: The lady is coming over to mine today.
Thorn: My razor ran out of power after shaving only half my face.

I look like a very bad Batman villain.... sad.gif
  Forum: Daily life · Post Preview: #357562 · Replies: 2859 · Views: 264,225

Calantyr
Posted on: Jun 2 2008, 06:04 PM


Perfection Personified
***********

Group: Established Members
Posts: 1,128
Joined: 17-December 04
From: Land of the Wombles!
Member No.: 1,548


Dear the Syuu,

I have started going out with someone who is the definition of perfect. However she also reads the Matazone forums.

Should I continue to ask for advice from time to time?

In consternation,

Cal
  Forum: Daft · Post Preview: #357382 · Replies: 65 · Views: 14,972

Calantyr
Posted on: May 31 2008, 11:16 AM


Perfection Personified
***********

Group: Established Members
Posts: 1,128
Joined: 17-December 04
From: Land of the Wombles!
Member No.: 1,548


Rose: Fantastic holiday. Stayed at a friends relatives, who owns part of a LAKE in the middle of some woodland. My jaw dropped when I saw how beautiful it was. Waking up each day to see the fog roll over the lake was incredible, and to spend evenings rowing out amongst the swans, geese, and otters. Oh yes, and there were snowy white owls too. Yay!

Uber-Rose: A certain someone seems to feel the same way about me as I do them. Can. Not. Express. Joy!

Thorn: Bitten many, many times by insects. Worth it though.
  Forum: Daily life · Post Preview: #357319 · Replies: 2859 · Views: 264,225

Calantyr
Posted on: May 25 2008, 10:01 PM


Perfection Personified
***********

Group: Established Members
Posts: 1,128
Joined: 17-December 04
From: Land of the Wombles!
Member No.: 1,548


Wrapped up in a blue tartan blanket with just my head and hands showing.
  Forum: Daily life · Post Preview: #357093 · Replies: 1434 · Views: 191,450

Calantyr
Posted on: May 25 2008, 09:48 PM


Perfection Personified
***********

Group: Established Members
Posts: 1,128
Joined: 17-December 04
From: Land of the Wombles!
Member No.: 1,548


... getting inappropriately nekkid in all the right ways. Afterwards...
  Forum: Games · Post Preview: #357092 · Replies: 538 · Views: 40,693

Calantyr
Posted on: May 25 2008, 09:45 PM


Perfection Personified
***********

Group: Established Members
Posts: 1,128
Joined: 17-December 04
From: Land of the Wombles!
Member No.: 1,548


Booze.
  Forum: Games · Post Preview: #357091 · Replies: 591 · Views: 47,212

Calantyr
Posted on: May 25 2008, 09:44 PM


Perfection Personified
***********

Group: Established Members
Posts: 1,128
Joined: 17-December 04
From: Land of the Wombles!
Member No.: 1,548


^ Meat with grated meat on top.

< Is feeling worryingly introspective.

\/ Favourite way to distract yourself?
  Forum: Games · Post Preview: #357090 · Replies: 3343 · Views: 94,967

Calantyr
Posted on: May 25 2008, 09:41 PM


Perfection Personified
***********

Group: Established Members
Posts: 1,128
Joined: 17-December 04
From: Land of the Wombles!
Member No.: 1,548


Box with a Kangaroo, but cheat like the git I am.

Would you rather drive someone over or crash into a wall?
  Forum: Games · Post Preview: #357089 · Replies: 491 · Views: 77,629

Calantyr
Posted on: May 25 2008, 09:39 PM


Perfection Personified
***********

Group: Established Members
Posts: 1,128
Joined: 17-December 04
From: Land of the Wombles!
Member No.: 1,548


Do you really want the answer to that?
  Forum: Games · Post Preview: #357088 · Replies: 3374 · Views: 104,380

Calantyr
Posted on: May 25 2008, 09:38 PM


Perfection Personified
***********

Group: Established Members
Posts: 1,128
Joined: 17-December 04
From: Land of the Wombles!
Member No.: 1,548


when
  Forum: Games · Post Preview: #357087 · Replies: 311 · Views: 24,249

Calantyr
Posted on: May 25 2008, 09:36 PM


Perfection Personified
***********

Group: Established Members
Posts: 1,128
Joined: 17-December 04
From: Land of the Wombles!
Member No.: 1,548


Blam
  Forum: Games · Post Preview: #357086 · Replies: 1460 · Views: 97,145

Calantyr
Posted on: May 25 2008, 09:35 PM


Perfection Personified
***********

Group: Established Members
Posts: 1,128
Joined: 17-December 04
From: Land of the Wombles!
Member No.: 1,548


Skipping. Won a medal for it once. No sniggering.

Truth or Dare?
  Forum: Games · Post Preview: #357085 · Replies: 1484 · Views: 47,450

Calantyr
Posted on: May 25 2008, 09:33 PM


Perfection Personified
***********

Group: Established Members
Posts: 1,128
Joined: 17-December 04
From: Land of the Wombles!
Member No.: 1,548


Knowledge.
  Forum: Games · Post Preview: #357084 · Replies: 1926 · Views: 54,842

Calantyr
Posted on: May 25 2008, 09:32 PM


Perfection Personified
***********

Group: Established Members
Posts: 1,128
Joined: 17-December 04
From: Land of the Wombles!
Member No.: 1,548


^ Has a sezzy avatar.
  Forum: Games · Post Preview: #357083 · Replies: 1553 · Views: 99,145

Calantyr
Posted on: May 25 2008, 09:30 PM


Perfection Personified
***********

Group: Established Members
Posts: 1,128
Joined: 17-December 04
From: Land of the Wombles!
Member No.: 1,548


Sonny receives a badly chewed biro.

Dave inserts a colour out of space.
  Forum: Games · Post Preview: #357082 · Replies: 285 · Views: 27,622

Calantyr
Posted on: May 25 2008, 09:21 PM


Perfection Personified
***********

Group: Established Members
Posts: 1,128
Joined: 17-December 04
From: Land of the Wombles!
Member No.: 1,548


*Wraps Raven in duct-tape and ties her to the ceiling*

Welcome my little newb. smile.gif
  Forum: Introductions and where to find a guide · Post Preview: #357081 · Replies: 709 · Views: 202,231

46 Pages V   1 2 3 > » 

New Posts  New Replies
No New Posts  No New Replies
Hot topic  Hot Topic (New)
No new  Hot Topic (No New)
Poll  Poll (New)
No new votes  Poll (No New)
Closed  Locked Topic
Moved  Moved Topic
 

Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 22nd October 2017 - 11:02 PM
Use these links if you're going to shop at Amazon and a percentage of what you spend goes towards helping this site!