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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    Buttflake probably thinks that people who suffer from depression just need to stop being sad pussies and start being happy. The Bob Newhart "just stop it" method. Except that was a comedy sketch.

    Demonstrating to anyone with critical thinking skills that he lacks such skills.
    Not at all, I believe mental illness, is exactly that, an illness. Addiction is just being a pussy.
    Why is this so hard?
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    Iíll ask again, is obesity a disease?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    Came across this video last night and watched it

    First I was all wah wah cry me a river about drugs are bad. But watching the whole thing they make a good point. Incarceration with treatment followed by post release treatment might be the only hope for these creatures and for inner city homeless.
    A handful are mentally ill. Most seem strung out numb and not caring that they love a life of filth
    ^^THIS^^ It is unbelievable to me that some here think the current situation is acceptable and should be allowed to go on. Sort out those who TRULY are just "down on their luck" and provide assistance to get back on their feet, those with hard drug issues need to be taken off the streets to somewhere for treatment and rehab.







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    Quote Originally Posted by buttahflake View Post
    Iíll ask again, is obesity a disease?
    JUST STOP EATING SO MUCH.

    Amirite??

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    JUST STOP EATING SO MUCH.

    Amirite??
    Now yer getting it! How hard is it, to just not stuff food in yer face-hole? Not very difficult.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buttahflake View Post
    Now yer getting it! How hard is it, to just not stuff food in yer face-hole? Not very difficult.
    I would like to thank you for changing my mind on this topic as well.

    You're a font of knowledge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttahflake View Post
    How is that ignorant? The only drug that will kill you, going cold turkey, is alcohol. Wake the fuck up.
    Ignorant - lacking in knowledge or training; unlearned, lacking knowledge or information as to a particular subject or fact, uninformed; unaware due to or showing lack of knowledge or training

    Your statement wouldn't sound so ignorant if you weren't so all inclusive in your opinion. Not my experience with booze. Some addicts that train their body hard enough to accept a BAC nearing .20 as a norm can do it more than once IME.


    Yep, obesity a disease also. Some can't handle the poison. Made my best money ever selling pants for ladies with waist sizes from 20 - 60.

    I could be wrong about you. You could have once been a 400 pound alcoholic who is now a fit and sober 155 lbs and have a clue to you . Otherwise, you should go to sleep. I'm Woke. You got schooled.
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    Seattle is dying

    Obesity is a disease? Okay, sure. Iím fit, but sober? Sure, I quit drinking on the first of the year, it really wasnít that hard. Some sleepless, sweaty nights. But after a week or so, gone. No desire to drink. I do however, love the pot! I love smoking pot, am I addicted? Nope, I could quit today if I felt the need
    Holy fuck, this place is jacked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveTV View Post
    Sort out those who TRULY are just "down on their luck" and provide assistance to get back on their feet, those with hard drug issues need to be taken off the streets to somewhere for treatment and rehab.
    Sounds good. Now we just need to convince people to pony up the money to pay for it. It won't be quick and it won't be cheap.

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    Butter, Bet you would be the guy who dug a pit at the edge of the parking lot and then argued with his Swiss mountain guide who lives on the mountain about the rating of avalanche danger.
    A few people feel the rain. Most people just get wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    Sounds good. Now we just need to convince people to pony up the money to pay for it. It won't be quick and it won't be cheap.

    Lord knows the money is there in greater Pugetopolis, the issue is wringing it out of all the tight fisted "I have mine, so why don't you work for yours" cunts that seem be a dime a dozen around here.

    The arrogance and sense of entitlement displayed by even the modestly wealthy around here is galling, and I moved here from Aspen, for fucks sake.
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    Iím not paying for some scum bag, powder drug using criminal to get his act together. Fuck that, do it on yer own or die in the stall of dirty fast food restaurant bathroom. Itís really pretty simple. Take ownership of the life you have. Donít ask me for help, though. Iíll just call you a pussy and laugh at your missing teeth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buttahflake View Post
    I’m not paying for some scum bag, powder drug using criminal to get his act together. Fuck that, do it on yer own or die in the stall of dirty fast food restaurant bathroom. It’s really pretty simple. Take ownership of the life you have. Don’t ask me for help, though. I’ll just call you a pussy and laugh at your missing teeth.
    Boy, you're a special kind of stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveTV View Post
    ^^THIS^^ It is unbelievable to me that some here think the current situation is acceptable and should be allowed to go on. Sort out those who TRULY are just "down on their luck" and provide assistance to get back on their feet, those with hard drug issues need to be taken off the streets to somewhere for treatment and rehab.
    Lane County in Oregon put together a plan to do just this. Price tag?

    Something like 30-40 FTE positions and 100 million dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by char_ View Post
    Lane County in Oregon put together a plan to do just this. Price tag?

    Something like 30-40 FTE positions and 100 million dollars.
    You have other options? Leave it be as it stands and ruin the city?







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    Fuck that, let them waste away on the street. Sooner or later your brain says enough. I need to get my shit together. If your brain is so cooked that it doesnít send that signal, tough shit, you lose. Pretty fucking simple, really.
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    Scientists at Scripps Research say they've found a way to reverse rats' dependency on alcohol by blasting particular neurons in their brains with laser beams - a change they likened to the "flip of a switch".

    "What is so exciting about these findings is that we were able to control the motivation to drink alcohol in severely dependent individuals with the flip of a switch," said Scripps professor Olivier George, told Digital Trends.

    "By implanting fiber optics deep in the brain and turning on a laser that inhibits these neurons specifically we could dramatically decrease alcohol drinking and the physical symptoms of withdrawal."

    For now, we can't get too excited about a new human treatment immediately stemming from the research, which was recently published in the journal Nature Communications.

    Though the Scripps researchers are hopeful about the future of the work, they cautioned that it could take decades until the tech is ready for testing on people.

    "This work requires the use of cutting-edge technologies that are not approved to be used in humans yet so it may take 15 to 30 years before we see alcoholics with brain implants that help them control their craving," George told Digital Trends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buttahflake View Post
    Fuck that, let them waste away on the street. Sooner or later your brain says enough. I need to get my shit together. If your brain is so cooked that it doesn’t send that signal, tough shit, you lose. Pretty fucking simple, really.
    Pretty sure your brain isn't sending too many signals either, ha. All you are doing is simple solutions from a simple mind for complex problems.

    You are blinking rapidly right now, aren't ya?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steepconcrete View Post
    I’d wager she smoked it. FWIG meth is not fun to snort. Word is it hurts like a mofo.
    Could just put a couple bits in your coffee.

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    I live right in the epicenter of PDX's homeless problem (SE Industrial District). From my point of view, most of the people I see on the streets now are not the down on their luck kind of crowd, but are mostly hard-core addicts. It's going to take a while to come back from the mess we're in, but at least the Purdue family is finally being held accountable for largely facilitating the opioid crisis.

    I would like to see several things happen to get us out of the homelessness crisis. Firstly, legalize heroin and make it so addicts can get weaned off of it under a doctor's supervision like has been done very successfully in Switzerland. Secondly, integrate the homelessness problem with the Green New Deal and infrastructure initiatives; make it so there is a place that people can go everyday and have a short-term/mid-term living wage job with almost no exceptions. Optional temporary housing as part of this program would make sense. If people don't want to work, or can't for whatever reason, give them some additional options including free temporary housing, mental healthcare, etc. Once these options are in place, toughen up on tents/sidewalk living within city limits. You don't want to go to a job? You can go to rehab or mental healthcare facility. You don't want to go to one of those, you can keep camping on the streets, but after 3 strikes or whatever, you go to jail. Rinse repeat. Finally, we need to nuke single family zoning restrictions. Portland/Oregon is already getting going on this, but our antiquated zoning laws are largely responsible for the lack of affordable housing. All the boomers that complain about homelessness, but have gotten rich by doing nothing but but watching the price of their close-in houses go up insanely can get fucked.

    How are we going to pay for this? We can start with drastic cuts to the military budget. Anyone who honestly believes we need to spend close to a trillion dollars a year on our military is an asshole. Secondly, we can reverse the bullshit Trump tax cuts. Let's be real here, Bezos could singlehandedly end Seattle's homeless problem if he wanted to. Nobody needs 100 billion dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stalefish3169 View Post
    <snip> Nobody needs 100 billion dollars.
    Isn't that what YOU will have when your bitcoin goes to the moon?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    Scientists at Scripps Research say they've found a way to reverse rats' dependency on alcohol by blasting particular neurons in their brains with laser beams - a change they likened to the "flip of a switch".
    Kinda like a 21st century lobotomy... promising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    Isn't that what YOU will have when your bitcoin goes to the moon?

    Wrong thread, JONG!

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttahflake View Post
    Fuck that, let them waste away on the street. Sooner or later your brain says enough. I need to get my shit together. If your brain is so cooked that it doesnít send that signal, tough shit, you lose. Pretty fucking simple, really.
    That right there is some SOLID tough-love. You go, girl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stalefish3169 View Post
    From my point of view, most of the people I see on the streets now are not the down on their luck kind of crowd, but are mostly hard-core addicts.
    That's how I see it in Seattle too, but the sanctimonious crowd refuses to acknowledge. We have services for those that want them, and most homeless who really are down on their luck are already accepting it. When the camps get swept here hardly anyone accepts the beds and social workers they have ready for them. Letting people figure out a shitty situation on their own in the streets is just enabling and frankly inhumane. The result is people going deeper into addiction and mental breakdown.

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