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Feeling racist? Blood pressure pill Propranolol may open hearts and minds
http://m.yahoo.com/w/news_america/blogs/sideshow/feeling-racist-blood-pressure-pill-propranolol-may-open-223450211.html?orig_host_hdr=news.yahoo.com&.intl=us&.lang=en-us ^

Posted on 03/10/2012 5:04:53 PM PST by chessplayer

A commonly prescribed drug used to treat high blood pressure may have the unintended benefit of muting racist thoughts in those who take it.

A new Oxford University research study found that Propranolol, which works to combat high blood pressure, anxiety, migraines, and a number of heart ailments, affects the same part of the central nervous system that regulates subconscious attitudes on race.

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How long before every cracker in the country, from 5 years old on up, is forced to take Propranolol?
1 posted on 03/10/2012 5:04:57 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Put it on the While House menu.


2 posted on 03/10/2012 5:07:20 PM PST by AirForceMom (Molon Labe)
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To: chessplayer

Send a double dose to Eric Holder. He needs it.


3 posted on 03/10/2012 5:07:20 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: chessplayer
Moe detailed reports suggest this "racism" stuff is more like Sandra Fluke's musings than any sort of cause and effect.

If anything the drug simply makes you less wary and more susceptible to armed robbery.

4 posted on 03/10/2012 5:08:39 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: AirForceMom

Hon, that stuff needs to be pumped into DC’s water supply.

And Detroit’s. And S. Chicago’s. Etc.


5 posted on 03/10/2012 5:14:07 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: chessplayer

Soma? Sorry, I despise this administration so much, I’d probably need a truckload of the stuff!


6 posted on 03/10/2012 5:14:46 PM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Firefly
Serenity


7 posted on 03/10/2012 5:17:23 PM PST by american_ranger
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To: chessplayer
It's a miracle drug for benign essential tremor.

Leave it alone.

8 posted on 03/10/2012 5:20:46 PM PST by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: american_ranger

Obama and his goons definitely “affect my calm”. ;-)


9 posted on 03/10/2012 5:24:10 PM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Glenn

I have mild benign essential tremor and my doc says “IT’S BENIGN!!!!” and didn’t prescribe anything. I just get a bit wobbly when I’m tired. No big deal.


10 posted on 03/10/2012 5:41:29 PM PST by Mercat
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To: chessplayer

Which kind of racism does it work on: the real racism of liberals who don’t believe black people can compete on a level playing field, or the race-card racism of conservatives who are called racist only because they don’t like Obama?


11 posted on 03/10/2012 5:41:49 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: chessplayer

Or it could simply block rational judgement towards danger.


12 posted on 03/10/2012 6:01:56 PM PST by DB
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To: chessplayer

VAST majority of alleged “racism” by whites = Objective, clear-eyed assessment of the way things are.


13 posted on 03/10/2012 6:08:21 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: chessplayer
Does it affect "racism" or does the drug just have a calming influence for all hostile reactions. Could a dose of it calm down Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem from their spittle flying reaction to Rush's show?
14 posted on 03/10/2012 6:12:36 PM PST by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: chessplayer

“All 36 participants were white males.”

Why did the the lab workers even bother to inject the drug? The participants were racist by definition.


15 posted on 03/10/2012 7:17:14 PM PST by haroldeveryman
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To: Mercat
I have mild benign essential tremor and my doc says “IT’S BENIGN!!!!” and didn’t prescribe anything.

For what it's worth, I'm a doc, & propranolol usually works well for benign essential tremor. It cured my dad.

16 posted on 03/10/2012 7:25:39 PM PST by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
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To: chessplayer

"If you are feeling under-medicated, please contact an authority."

This sh** is getting real scary.

17 posted on 03/10/2012 7:31:59 PM PST by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: chessplayer

I take Propranolol and still detest Obama. Am I still racist? Maybe I just detest his half white now? Or maybe because he’s a marxist P.O.S.


18 posted on 03/10/2012 7:36:28 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: Glenn
It's a miracle drug for benign essential tremor.

I take it for what my doctor describes as a "familial tremor", it's somewhat effective when I take it as prescribed. It also has the side benefit of lowering my resting pulse rate from an average of 105 to 75.

19 posted on 03/10/2012 7:41:13 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: chessplayer

Its funny when you consider how hypertension is so much more prevalent in the black community.


20 posted on 03/10/2012 7:49:24 PM PST by hecht (Murray use your coaster)
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Another point of concern is the very limited range of subjects used in the test: All 36 participants were white males.

Because the orthodoxy is that there is no such thing as minority racism, they couldn't possibly try to study this alleged effect in anything but whites could they?

21 posted on 03/10/2012 8:08:45 PM PST by raccoonnookkeeper
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To: Clock King

“This sh** is getting real scary.”

No kidding. I wonder if the Obama administration has found a drug that cures being a conservative. (Other than cyanide)


22 posted on 03/10/2012 8:25:21 PM PST by Avid Coug
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To: chessplayer

I’m more interested in the high blood pressure/anxiety combination of this medicine. When my husband died I had anxiety attacks that I thought were heart attacks. Now I have high blood pressure and occasional anxiety attacks. I now get these attacks when I drive over a bridge or on the freeway. I think I’ll look into this drug to solve both my problems with one pill!


23 posted on 03/10/2012 9:58:51 PM PST by tinamina
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How long before every cracker in the country, from 5 years old on up, is forced to take Propranolol? How long before every cracker in the country, from 5 years old on up, is forced to take Propranolol?

I was thinking that if given to minorities, and if it works as advertised, it would solve 98% of racism overnight.

24 posted on 03/11/2012 4:12:49 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: tinamina

I had to take it as an eye drop for glaucoma years back, and it did cure my fear of driving across high bridges. Unfortunately it also caused me to be depressed.

Once I was off it I was driving across one of the Hudson River bridges and about half way across the old anxiety kicked in again, but it was okay.

Luckily the major side effect of the eye drops I take now is longer, darker lashes.


25 posted on 03/11/2012 5:37:24 AM PDT by finnsheep
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To: american_ranger

Just what we need, Reavers.


26 posted on 03/11/2012 6:16:03 AM PDT by magslinger (If I wanted to vote for a Commie I would vote for Obammie. He has a chance of winning.)
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To: finnsheep

Thanks for that info. I did more research last night and I think I will request a prescription for this med ASAP. I was never afraid to drive before and I’m only 63, have just had my cataracts removed and this should be a time of freedom not of fear.


27 posted on 03/11/2012 1:01:51 PM PDT by tinamina
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