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Some Baby Boomers Still Getting High
Newsmax ^ | August 19, 2009 | Associated Press

Posted on 08/19/2009 7:05:28 AM PDT by Publius804

Edited on 08/19/2009 7:07:11 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aginghippies; babyboomers; boomers; drugs; potheads
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To: dmz
Not to rain on anyone's parade, but I see no benefit to illicit drugs. I have made 59 years without them. Yes, I do enjoy my scotch, wine or beer.

I think there is a “bigger picture” to life than getting high on illicit drugs. Even if they were legalized.

21 posted on 08/19/2009 7:36:34 AM PDT by Tahoe3002
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To: Publius804

Some people need to mind their own business.


22 posted on 08/19/2009 7:39:51 AM PDT by DogBarkTree (Support Sarah. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/sarahpalin?ref=nf)
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To: numberonepal

Yeah, but she could end up thrown in the pokey! BTW I hang out with a crowd similar to that, except none of them smoke pot (or if they do, they don’t brag about it).


23 posted on 08/19/2009 7:40:15 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: jetson

Stereotype much? The majority of people I know that smoke are conservatives, many are professionals and all but one are quite intelligent...he pickled his brain on booze.


24 posted on 08/19/2009 7:41:23 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: DogBarkTree

Thanks for the tip.


25 posted on 08/19/2009 7:43:26 AM PDT by Publius804 (Buckle up - with Obama at the controls it's gonna be a bumpy ride. God help us.)
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To: Publius804

The rest get their Prozac legally.


26 posted on 08/19/2009 7:43:34 AM PDT by donna (1,350 Palestinians, guests of Iraq's Saddam, to resettled in southern California in fall '09.)
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To: Publius804

They sure as hell got high when they voted for Odinga!


27 posted on 08/19/2009 7:51:01 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: albie

LOL. About 20 years ago, in my 20’s, some friends and I were sitting in a Middle Eastern restaurant. The group of 30-somethings and 40-somethings sitting on pillows at the next table were passing around a joint, laughing and talking about how they were schoolteachers who busted some students for doing the same thing. :-0


28 posted on 08/19/2009 7:52:13 AM PDT by Tired of Taxes (Dad, I will always think of you.)
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To: qam1; ItsOurTimeNow; PresbyRev; Fraulein; StoneColdGOP; Clemenza; m18436572; InShanghai; xrp; ...
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29 posted on 08/19/2009 7:52:18 AM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: Publius804

Nothing personal directed at you. What people do in public or on the road is one thing but this is one of those “things” that’s a personal choice and a privacy issue on one hand and an area the government intrudes on the other.


30 posted on 08/19/2009 7:55:32 AM PDT by DogBarkTree (Support Sarah. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/sarahpalin?ref=nf)
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To: Publius804

Ever go to a Phish concert? Check out “ Shakedown Street “ in the parking lots . I would say 99% of the people at the concert were high on some sort of drug . From nitrous to acid . The lights went out , the lighters lit up, and in ten minutes all you could see was tops of heads in the floor level seating .


31 posted on 08/19/2009 7:58:35 AM PDT by Renegade (You go tell my buddies)
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To: DogBarkTree

I generally agree, I guess my comment was aimed at those boomers who keep cramming their youth down our throats. I don’t care about the 40th anniversary of woodstock, etc.. It is like they keep trying to relive it over and over again. I know it is not all of them.


32 posted on 08/19/2009 7:59:39 AM PDT by Publius804 (Buckle up - with Obama at the controls it's gonna be a bumpy ride. God help us.)
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To: dmz
Tokers, all of them. Boomers, all of them.

Thanks. I now understand why the Boomer generation is so screwed up. It all makes sense now.
33 posted on 08/19/2009 8:01:16 AM PDT by chrisser (Jim Thompson is the the finest, bravest, most honorable American I have ever known...)
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To: svcw

they are sharing just not with you. LOL, I am constantly surprised at how many of my business contacts still smoke a little green leafy plant. People you would never guess that do.


34 posted on 08/19/2009 8:04:09 AM PDT by vin-one (REMEMBER the WTC !!!!!!!!)
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To: Publius804

(Knock on nursing home dooor)

“Dave’s not here, man!”


35 posted on 08/19/2009 8:05:56 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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To: Publius804

Most of us baby boomer-types gave up drug use soon after getting a job, or after realizing that drug use was hurting our ability to do our jobs well and making us mentally ill, too. For, me it was the latter. I quit the devil weed over 20 years ago (after a dozen years of abuse) and have never touched it again. I wouldn’t even know where to get it at this point, nor do I care to know. The prospect of confused thinking and paranoia is not all that compelling. I’ll stick to my Scotch and cigars, thanks.


36 posted on 08/19/2009 8:07:00 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: mysterio

Doncha know, folks don’t get high, or catch a buzz on alcohol. It is only illegal drugs that folks get high on. Folks consuming alcoholic beverages are just being social.

/sarc


37 posted on 08/19/2009 8:09:01 AM PDT by dmz
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To: andy58-in-nh

I wholeheartedly agree about the Scotch and Cigars!!!


38 posted on 08/19/2009 8:09:45 AM PDT by Publius804 (Buckle up - with Obama at the controls it's gonna be a bumpy ride. God help us.)
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To: Publius804

420 Seniors bump


39 posted on 08/19/2009 8:10:36 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: dmz

lol


40 posted on 08/19/2009 8:11:42 AM PDT by mysterio
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