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  1. Standard memberbill718
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    13 Sep '15 15:321 edit
    Here is a novel idea. Before we start mandatory drug tests for welfare and food stamp recipients, maybe we should do the same thing for our beloved lawmakers. The story below is from last year, but I'd be willing to wager we'd have some recall elections in our future. 😏

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/19/trey-radel-drug-testing_n_4305348.html
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    13 Sep '15 15:38
    Maybe we shouldn't do it at all.
  3. Standard memberbill718
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    13 Sep '15 15:53
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Maybe we shouldn't do it at all.
    I agree, but you have to remember America has more stupid people than you folks in europe have.
  4. Germany
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    13 Sep '15 16:42
    Originally posted by bill718
    I agree, but you have to remember America has more stupid people than you folks in europe have.
    No, don't worry. Stupidity is quite universal.
  5. SubscriberKingDavid403
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    13 Sep '15 16:561 edit
    Originally posted by bill718
    Here is a novel idea. Before we start mandatory drug tests for welfare and food stamp recipients, maybe we should do the same thing for our beloved lawmakers. The story below is from last year, but I'd be willing to wager we'd have some recall elections in our future. 😏

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/19/trey-radel-drug-testing_n_4305348.html
    I personally feel that all lawmakers should be tested for drugs. The same goes for all police officers. Several of these law makers that have pushed for and promoted drug testing for welfare and food-stamps have recently been busted for drugs themselves. Mostly on the tea party conservative side of the isle. Who more should be tested than those running around with guns claiming to uphold the law and shooting and killing unarmed supposed suspects daily? And, all at tax payers expense.
    Drug testing for welfare and food stamps has proven time and time again to be nothing but a waste of money. Look at Florida and Wisconsin. It is nothing but a Hugh waste of tax payers money. Put our tax money where it is needed most. It only makes common sense to make sure those that are making our laws are not under the influence when doing so. It only makes since to drug test those running around with guns upholding our laws to make sure that they are not under the influence when doing so.
  6. Standard memberRJHinds
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    16 Sep '15 02:46
    Originally posted by bill718
    Here is a novel idea. Before we start mandatory drug tests for welfare and food stamp recipients, maybe we should do the same thing for our beloved lawmakers. The story below is from last year, but I'd be willing to wager we'd have some recall elections in our future. 😏

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/19/trey-radel-drug-testing_n_4305348.html
    I often thought Congressman Hank Johnson should have been tested for drugs. Here is an example of what I mean:

    Congressman Hank Johnson fears Guam will tip over

    YouTube
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    16 Sep '15 03:071 edit
    Speaking of lawmakers being on drugs, this is some funny stuff.

    http://news.yahoo.com/nazis-were-fueled-crystal-meth-230502299.html


    The abominable actions of Adolf Hitler and his Nazi soldiers were fueled by meth, records show. A new book, Der Totale Rausch (The Total Rush), by German writer Norman Ohler, will profile the rampant drug use after years of researching both German and U.S. records. Ohler, whose research shocked him mostly because of Hitler’s drug use, said the drugs are what helped, “maintain his delusion until the end.”

    Nazis took to Pervitin: a pill-like crystal meth. At first it was an over-the-counter drug sold in European pharmacies guaranteeing alertness. According to Ohler, one pill was enough to keep the Nazis awake for hours—and allowed them to hike almost 36 miles in a day—making Nazis think of it like coffee. Once the effects wore off Nazis were became short-tempered and angry.

    A 2005 Der Spiegel report explained how Pervitin made its way into the hands of German soldiers citing a military doctor’s experiment of it on 90 college students where the doctor said the pill would “help win the war.” Not even six months later and millions of the drug were flown to the Nazis where they were handed out before invasions. Ohler said Pervitin was specifically used for Blitzkriegs like the invasion of Sudetenland, Poland, and France.

    Hitler, who famously used heroin, doping agents, and other hard drugs, according to his physician Dr. Theodor Morrell’s notes, may or may have not used Pervitin. If he did, it would’ve made for a dangerous combination since long-term meth use can have neurological effects causing aggressive behavior and psychosis, while long-term heroin use effects decision-making and causes irrational behavior when stressed.
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    16 Sep '15 03:11
    Originally posted by bill718
    I agree, but you have to remember America has more stupid people than you folks in europe have.
    You may have a point there bill. America got suckered into two of their world wars.
  9. Standard memberRJHinds
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    16 Sep '15 05:56
    Originally posted by bill718
    I agree, but you have to remember America has more stupid people than you folks in europe have.
    So are you going to be stupid too and vote like a yellow dog Democrat?
  10. Subscribersonhouse
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    17 Sep '15 17:56
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    So are you going to be stupid too and vote like a yellow dog Democrat?
    So you are going to vote rebublikan so they can completely dismantle government and let things go back to the good old days of 1890 where workers had 14 hour days and had to bring their own coal to the stove to not freeze in winter.
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    17 Sep '15 18:06
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Maybe we shouldn't do it at all.
    party pooper
  12. Standard memberRJHinds
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    18 Sep '15 02:16
    Drug testing would probably not have prevented the election of our cocaine sniffing foreigner as President.
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