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The Final Word on Michael Phelps


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  1. Something seems to be missing, Jesse.

  2. Hmm. The embedded video is showing up on my browser. I’ll add a link as well.

  3. It may be my work firewall, Jesse. I tried it in IE and Firefox and went to the NBC site and all failed.

  4. It’s working for me.

  5. Hah, well done.

    Of course, I wouldn’t tell my kids they needed to win 12 gold medals to be able to smoke pot. Being an honest, productive citizen (of age) will do just fine, thanks.

  6. Can’t see it:( Even with encrypted proxy.

  7. That part at the end is the best. Whoever took, and sold the picture, is an absolute dick.

  8. Dope of millions in endorsements. Why dope of course because its what dopers do.

  9. Myers on Kelloggs:

    “Every one of your products sounds like a wish a genie granted at a Phish concert.”

  10. I think this makes an excellent point. Kelloggs is clearly not concerned, though, with losing its large stoner consumer base by attempting to disassociate itself with them.

    Homicide in Chicago from 1890 to 1930: prohibition and its impact on alcohol- and non-alcohol-related homicides
    Mark Asbridge & Swarna Weerasinghe
    Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Correspondence to Mark Asbridge, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University, 5790 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 1V7. E-mail: mark.asbridge@dal.ca
    Copyright Journal compilation ? 2009 Society for the Study of Addiction


    Aim The aim of the current paper is to examine the impact of the enactment of constitutional prohibition in the United States in 1920 on total homicides, alcohol-related homicides and non-alcohol-related homicides in Chicago.

    Design Data are drawn from the Chicago Historical Homicide Project, a data set chronicling 11 018 homicides in Chicago between 1870 and 1930. Interrupted time-series and autoregression integrated moving average (ARIMA) models are employed to examine the impact of prohibition on three separate population-adjusted homicide series. All models control for potential confounding from World War I demobilization and from trend data drawn from Wesley Skogan’s Time-Series Data from Chicago.

    Findings Total and non-alcohol-related homicide rates increased during prohibition by 21% and 11%, respectively, while alcohol-related homicides remained unchanged. For other covariates, alcohol-related homicides were related negatively to the size of the Chicago police force and positively to police expenditures and to the proportion of the Chicago population aged 21 years and younger. Non-alcohol-related homicides were related positively to police expenditures and negatively to the size of the Chicago police force.

    Conclusions While total and non-alcohol-related homicides in the United States continued to rise during prohibition, a finding consistent with other studies, the rate of alcohol-related homicides remained unchanged. The divergent impact of prohibition on alcohol- and non-alcohol-related homicides is discussed in relation to previous studies of homicide in this era.

  12. Anyone have a list of the politicians Kelloggs donated campaign money to in the past? If they gave so much as a slime dime to Obama what does that say exactly? We here at Kelloggs find it totally reasonable to act on behalf of a coke user to get them into the Oval Office but a swimmer hitting a bong, totally unacceptable.

    This might just be a hunch but I am almost willing to bet a big corp like Kelloggs donated a large sum of money to both political parties just like every other big corp does.

  13. Michael Phelps is an American Hero. He stood tall and made America proud at the Beijing Olympics. This is how America treats its heroes, we forget all of the hard work Michael Phelps did to achieve his task, we forget the pride we felt with the each gold medal, we forget how Phelps helped America to be competitive against a Chinese when they planned on winning all of the gold’s, we forget all of those things and hang a man for smoking a glass pipe at a college party. It is time that we as a country stand up for the rights of the individual, it’s time we stand together with our neighbors and take collective control of our destinies. Write a congressman or a senator any of them; imagine the weight of millions of emails calling for a change in policy. In this moment in America anything is possible just Google the email address of you’re representative and send him or her short email. It will take 10 minutes but then you have taken responsibility for change. A senator considers each email as representative of 2 thousand voters.

  14. “A senator considers each email as representative of 2 thousand voters.”

    Really? I’ve never heard that. How did you arrive at this conclusion?

    If it’s true, I can easily author a million voices of dissent each week (of the wimpy email variety, that is).

    What’s interesting, SP, is that you are condoning a reaction that is as disproportionate as the original overblown accusation, et. al. By your own implied logic, we should all simply ignore this because there was nothing to get upset about in the first place.

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