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Pot-Smoking Teens Hear Secret Television Messages
The Winston Review ^ | August 9, 2011 | -TWR-

Posted on 08/09/2011 4:06:41 PM PDT by AustralianConservative

“Teenagers and young adults who use marijuana may be messing with their heads in ways they don’t intend,” reports Harvard Health Publications. Also:

Evidence is mounting that regular marijuana use increases the chance that a teenager will develop psychosis, a pattern of unusual thoughts or perceptions, such as believing the television is transmitting secret messages. It also increases the risk of developing schizophrenia, a disabling brain disorder that not only causes psychosis, but also problems concentrating and loss of emotional expression.

In one recent study that followed nearly 2,000 teenagers as they became young adults, young people who smoked marijuana at least five times were twice as likely to have developed psychosis over the next 10 years as those who didn’t smoke pot.

The so-called health benefits of “medical marijuana” could offset any positives, costing taxpayers billions. But the social cost is immeasurable.

(Excerpt) Read more at thewinstonreview.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: debt; emotional; harvard; libertarians; medicalmarijuana; potheads; psychotics; socialists; taxpayers
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1 posted on 08/09/2011 4:06:45 PM PDT by AustralianConservative
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To: AustralianConservative

In before the “but it’s not as bad as alcohol” crowd.


2 posted on 08/09/2011 4:08:49 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: AustralianConservative

Don’t smoke pot but the TV keeps giving me secret messages anyway that Obama is a dumbass. I keep telling it, “that’s no secret.”


3 posted on 08/09/2011 4:11:57 PM PDT by Bed_Zeppelin
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To: AustralianConservative

There is no way to tell what they claim from the study they performed.

An equally likely explanation is that teenagers susceptible to mental disorders are ALSO more likely to be frequent marijuana smokers.

The only way to show what they claim was if you took teenagers and randomly separated them into two groups - had one group smoke marijuana frequently - and the other not do so - and THEN look at the frequency of mental illness.

Correlation is not causation.


4 posted on 08/09/2011 4:12:27 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: AustralianConservative

Funny.... after reading the thread title, I was thinking that the story would report that smoking pot was enabling them to hear or detect secret messages that nobody else could hear.

Like those funny sunglasses that allows you to see the aliens.


5 posted on 08/09/2011 4:12:41 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: AustralianConservative
I'd be disappointed if they didn't hear secret messages after smoking of the noble weed.
6 posted on 08/09/2011 4:13:15 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Freeper football "Free Men or Lickspittle". Ask me how and why!)
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To: AustralianConservative

... and it causes Global Warming too.


7 posted on 08/09/2011 4:13:15 PM PDT by Lexington Green (FOX = RINO-TV)
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To: AustralianConservative

What if the pot heads turn off the TV and the TV is still telling them things? Is that a problem, too?


8 posted on 08/09/2011 4:15:25 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: AustralianConservative

“I won’t go schizo, will I?”
“It’s a distinct possibility.”


9 posted on 08/09/2011 4:16:26 PM PDT by RichInOC (...Phi Kappa Sigma, Beta Rho '87..."Can I buy some pot from you?")
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To: AustralianConservative

Anyone else notice the rash of 60’s celebrity deaths due to brain cancer?

Coincidence that the generation that popularized pot smoking is now dying from brain cell issues?


10 posted on 08/09/2011 4:18:01 PM PDT by sbMKE
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To: Safrguns

Doesn’t it enable you to hear secret messages? I think it does.


11 posted on 08/09/2011 4:18:24 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman

I think it enables you to hear spiritual ones... from the dark side.


12 posted on 08/09/2011 4:20:11 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: AustralianConservative

http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/teens-who-smoke-pot-at-risk-for-later-schizophrenia-psychosis-201103071676


13 posted on 08/09/2011 4:20:11 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: AustralianConservative

A few years ago this thread would have attracted a bunch of angry Paulbots. Where have all the Paulbots gone?


14 posted on 08/09/2011 4:20:35 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: AustralianConservative

15 posted on 08/09/2011 4:20:35 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: AustralianConservative

That explains why the potheads I’ve known, laugh their heads off like it’s the funniest show they’ve ever seen, regardless of what’s on. They are getting the funny messages I’m missing.


16 posted on 08/09/2011 4:21:06 PM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: Safrguns

It used to be used by assassins in Arabia. To mentally prep.


17 posted on 08/09/2011 4:23:26 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: ModelBreaker

“In before the “but it’s not as bad as alcohol” crowd.”

I always get a kick out of that argument. Like a second multi-thousand killer and stupid machine doesn’t matter.

A kick in the head; is it worse than a kick in the groin? Would you rather have just one, or both? And if both, why?


18 posted on 08/09/2011 4:26:17 PM PDT by jessduntno (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: samtheman
A few years ago this thread would have attracted a bunch of angry Paulbots. Where have all the Paulbots gone?

Their strategy this year is to not discuss issues they know hurt them and focus on nothing but economics. They are trying to bury all their negatives.

19 posted on 08/09/2011 4:26:46 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Maybe they heard secret messages on TV warning them not to be such a-holes.


20 posted on 08/09/2011 4:30:22 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: AustralianConservative

21 posted on 08/09/2011 4:32:18 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: Lexington Green

Could be AlGores problem.


22 posted on 08/09/2011 4:37:19 PM PDT by donhunt (I am sick and tired of those bastards insulting and lying to me.)
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To: AustralianConservative

Baloney! Wait..baloney, fried baloney sandwich on fresh bread with mayo...what was I saying?


23 posted on 08/09/2011 4:37:20 PM PDT by dainbramaged (I lost my mantra around 1969.)
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To: samtheman
A few years ago this thread would have attracted a bunch of angry Paulbots. Where have all the Paulbots gone?

I think I've ran into a few of them recently on this thread.

24 posted on 08/09/2011 4:37:32 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: AustralianConservative

It looks like Reefer Madness wasn’t that far off the mark!


25 posted on 08/09/2011 4:37:32 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Safrguns

Does smoking it help you to detect Satanic messages in records when you play them backwards or use a reverse-speech player on digital audio clips?


26 posted on 08/09/2011 4:39:02 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

Maybe it’s a coincidence but my TV has also been sending me the same message along with my radio. Ummm, can you tell me what make your TV is?


27 posted on 08/09/2011 4:39:33 PM PDT by classified
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To: AustralianConservative

28 posted on 08/09/2011 4:43:53 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“The walrus was Paul...The walrus was Paul.”


29 posted on 08/09/2011 4:45:04 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Jack Hydrazine

>>> Does smoking it help you to detect Satanic messages in records when you play them backwards or use a reverse-speech player on digital audio clips?

Don’t ask me.... I’ve never smoked it.

I do know that if you play country and western music backwards,
you get your wife back... your truck back.. your dog back... etc.


30 posted on 08/09/2011 4:45:29 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: jessduntno

“A kick in the head; is it worse than a kick in the groin? Would you rather have just one, or both? And if both, why?”

Well, you know. Like wow. It’s the principal (sic) of the thing.


31 posted on 08/09/2011 4:50:47 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: AustralianConservative; humblegunner; thackney

Uh oh, you should have posted the full blog post instead of excerpting. Excerpting blog posts is forbidden on Free Republic because by posting on Free Republic, bloggers waive all rights to their own content, and are supposed to allow Free Republic to have access to all of their copyrighted material for free.


32 posted on 08/09/2011 4:59:52 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("Armed forces abroad are of little value unless there is prudent counsel at home." - Cicero)
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To: ModelBreaker

How about the “This research was debunked a decade ago” crowd?

The bottom line was that it might cause the onset of schizophrenia sooner in those who were going to develop schizophrenia anyway.

Truthfully, the best argument against using marijuana is that it makes the user dull and stupid. As such, the argument is persuasive to the young who wish to be brighter and effective in their lives.

I talked with several young marijuana users who said that a song from some years ago that seemingly glorified marijuana use, was in fact one the most persuasive anti-marijuana messages ever produced. It is called “Because I Got High”, by ‘Afroman’.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeYsTmIzjkw&ob

The gist is that he ruined his life because he smoked marijuana instead of doing the important things in life. It sounds funny and glib, but the message struck home.


33 posted on 08/09/2011 5:02:28 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Bed_Zeppelin

lol


34 posted on 08/09/2011 5:06:42 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: jessduntno

Both. - ‘Cause if you just get kicked in one, it HURTS; and that’s all you can think of, HOW BAD IT HURTS. If both are kicked, one place takes the mind off the other, and then it’s just an interesting experience of infinite variety. - Then both abate about the same time, and you think, “Man I’m glad that’s over!”


35 posted on 08/09/2011 5:06:53 PM PDT by Twinkie (You can't spend your way out of debt !!!)
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To: ModelBreaker
In before the “but it’s not as bad as alcohol” crowd.

Plus you're the first Nanny Stater. What's next with your plan to have the government protect us?

36 posted on 08/09/2011 5:11:58 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Safrguns

Been toking since the Beatles were still a band.


37 posted on 08/09/2011 5:15:25 PM PDT by tarotsailor
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To: allmendream

“There is no way to tell what they claim from the study they performed.”

We need only read the claim “to tell what they claim”. The study itself is irrelevant to understanding the claims made.

But your criticism is correct. The study is yet another entry in the vast body of “cargo cult science” that Feynman criticized in his famous 1974 Caltech commencement address.

Scientific method — how does that work?


38 posted on 08/09/2011 5:17:33 PM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: jessduntno

Yep. It’s common knowledge that many of the potheads are alcoholics. They drink too much while trying to soothe that initial paranoia, and they make fun of each other for being paranoid. “Hey, did a cop just pull up in the driveway?” LOL!


39 posted on 08/09/2011 5:19:55 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in a noisy avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: sbMKE
Coincidence that the generation that popularized pot smoking is now dying from brain cell issues?

Is it also a coincidence that they lived through a lot of open-air nuclear testing?

Which is the more likely source of cancer? Weeds or nuclear fallout? (I know what you'll say --Nuclear fallout is harmless)

40 posted on 08/09/2011 5:28:09 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Governement should be afraid of the people)
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To: ModelBreaker

But it’s not as bad as alcohol!

;)


41 posted on 08/09/2011 5:30:30 PM PDT by Ueriah
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
The bottom line was that it might cause the onset of schizophrenia sooner in those who were going to develop schizophrenia anyway.

My bottom line is that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, so this "might" cause schizophrenia, too! LOL!

42 posted on 08/09/2011 5:33:22 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Governement should be afraid of the people)
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To: Ueriah

Its much better than alcohol.

A glass of port is an excellent complement to a fatty, however:


43 posted on 08/09/2011 5:35:10 PM PDT by tarotsailor
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To: AustralianConservative
The so-called health benefits of “medical marijuana” could offset any positives, costing taxpayers billions. But the social cost is immeasurable.

Cone Head Logic: 'Let us now commence mass slaughter of all pot heads before they replicate'.

Besides, I don't have a billion dollars to pay for their psychoses.

BTW, didn't the last three POTUS's admit to smoking pot? That explains the mess we're in today!

44 posted on 08/09/2011 5:40:26 PM PDT by ARepublicanForAllReasons (The world will be a better place when humanity learns not to try to make it a perfect place)
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You know, I have been poking smot for over 30 years and my mind has suffered no ill effects that I can tell.

; )

45 posted on 08/09/2011 5:44:35 PM PDT by GSWarrior (Orwell's 1984 was not intended to be a "how-to" manual for progressives.)
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Sorry .....But ever since Obummer I have a hard time believing anyone from Harvard! Alcohol and Marijuana are both not exactly healthy for you if they are abused...or used too often. IMO Kids shouldn’t have either...... Adults should be able to make up their own minds about what they put in their bodies.


46 posted on 08/09/2011 5:46:50 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: AustralianConservative

>>> Pot-Smoking Teens Hear Secret Television Messages

That actually sounds like fun. This story will probably sell lots of baggies. Good job.


47 posted on 08/09/2011 6:13:15 PM PDT by tlb
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To: AustralianConservative
Does your life consist of anything other than scouring the internet finding anti-drug articles to post on FR?

What motivates you to do such a peculiar thing?

48 posted on 08/09/2011 6:56:18 PM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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Pot-Smoking Teens Hear Secret Television Messages

No wonder the Feds keep pot illegal.

49 posted on 08/09/2011 7:08:30 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: Skepolitic
Yes, this is as relevant and scientific as a finding that kids who listen to Goth music are more likely to take antidepressants - and claiming that listening to Goth music makes you depressed.

Self selection bias, but “cargo cult science” about covers it.

50 posted on 08/09/2011 7:34:58 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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