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re: The collision (or confluence?) of science and religion... - Joshjrn
Nick Bostrom posited his Simulation Hypothesis over a decade ago. This isn't really breaking new ground but is obviously interesting nonetheless. ...


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re: Vermont Quits War on Drugs to Treat Heroin Abuse as Health Issue - Joshjrn
[quote]While we are at it why not start a new big entitlement program to help with paying for the treatment, because it's not really the fault of the user that they are addicted. They are not responsible of their actions. Maybe a new $5.00 tax on all new syringes, and spoons sold could help fund it....


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re: Vermont Quits War on Drugs to Treat Heroin Abuse as Health Issue - Joshjrn
[quote]Your OP seemed to indicate that the use of methamphetamine was by doctors who were being "productive". To me, "most frequently abused" =/= "productive".[/quote] Again, it was just a quick link grab to cite something I had run across previously. That said, what would you think the amphe...


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re: Vermont Quits War on Drugs to Treat Heroin Abuse as Health Issue - Joshjrn
[quote]DRUGS OF CHOICE While nurses' abuse of drugs and alcohol is roughly equivalent to the general population's, Dunn's study said, dependence on prescription-type medication use is higher for nurses, and addiction to street drugs, such as cocaine and marijuana, is much lower than the population. ...


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re: Vermont Quits War on Drugs to Treat Heroin Abuse as Health Issue - Joshjrn
[quote]Seriously ... you know a lot of people that regularly use crystal meth ... and live productive, normal lives?[/quote] Amphetamines, including methamphetamine, are among the primary drugs of choice among medical professionals. Helps them stay awake and focused on quick call turnarounds. ...


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re: Question regarding high charges vs. credit limit on card - Joshjrn
Average age of accounts. And yes, other than spreading the charges around. That doesn't much matter. Also, your credit score doesn't care about your assets. ...


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re: America in 2030? - Joshjrn
This is either one of the best, or one of the worst, posts in Poli Board history. ...


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re: The PC call for an end to Sea World - Joshjrn
I have no interest in going to Sea World, just like I have no interest in going to a circus. If you want to see wild animals in a more controlled setting, go to a wildlife reserve. ...


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re: Question regarding high charges vs. credit limit on card - Joshjrn
Get a business card, like the Chase Ink. That balance doesn't count against your personal ratio, so it's a great way to protect your score from spending fluctuations. Also, stop opening cards just to get a discount. That's a rookie mistake and is costing you a substantial number of points. ...


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re: Best Cash Back Card? Looking - Joshjrn
Chase Sapphire. Still 2x points on dining, only 1x on travel. Lose the ability to transfer to travel partners. ...


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re: Whats the difference between ISIS and ISIL? - Joshjrn
[quote]Is this the same kinda crap where Obama would say Usama Bin Laden instead of Osama, because it sounded too much like his own name?[/quote] :rolleyes: Anyway, to respond to your question, this would have been your top hit had you googled it: http://www.kgwn.tv/home/headlines/Whats-th...


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re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - Joshjrn
I honestly don't understand why Chase doesn't throw in Preferred status with any other premium card. No one ever comments on my Ink Bold, but people notice and ask my my CSP pretty consistently. It's great advertising for Chase, but from my end, I would have to spend $10,000 on travel in a year just...


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re: Has anyone made their own dried pepper and herb mix? - Joshjrn
No, assuming they've properly been dried. It seems like you already have something in mind, but if you are ever looking for some inspiration, this is a list of the spice blends at Red Stick Spice. Might give you some ideas: http://www.redstickspice.com/collections/types?q=Spice+Blends...


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re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - Joshjrn
Just got this via email from Chase: https://www.chase.com/ccp/index.jsp?pg_name=ccpmapp/shared/marketing/page/ultimate-rewards-sapphire-preferred-vs-annoucement&jp_cmp=cc/94049/ema/EM03610/Body_image_1...


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re: Sorry, food snobs....but this doesn't interest me at all (NOMA) - Joshjrn
It's already hard enough to get a reservation at world class restaurants. What makes you think we will be upset that you are one fewer person to contend with? :lol:...


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re: Would it be constitutional for a state to promote natural marriage? - Joshjrn
At that point you would likely need a compelling state interest, so probably not. ...


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re: What tacos to try at rum house? - Joshjrn
Lamb, pork mole, fried oyster. ...


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re: Can we talk salt on here? Celtic? Sea? Himalayan aka Pakistani? - Joshjrn
If you are in Baton Rouge, Red Stick Spice on Jefferson has a great selection. They would probably let you sample as well. If not, I've heard french gray is very nice. ...


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re: Used Car Purchase Fees - Joshjrn
I'd be inclined to bring my own notary just to watch them squirm over $15. Shame I can't notarize my own documents :banghead:...


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re: bourbon barrel aged beers - Joshjrn
Yeah, I remember drinking a "trendy" bourbon aged beer in Savannah about... 7 years ago :lol:...


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