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Would be nice if we could see the results after voting.

7 months, 1 week ago on Sneaker News March Madness Nike LeBron Tournament – Round 1 Voting

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I am sure part of the reason New Jersey went bankrupt is because of public officials funneling taxpayer money into their own pockets and those of the ones that feed them. Like his predocessors, Christie is doing the same thing, only difference is that he is breaking even by cutting spending to things that actually matter to make up for it.

Three of the four lanes of the busiest bridge in the world were shut down for a week. No one concerned about budgets and spending would either: a) knowingly order those closures, or b) sit around idlely as the closures were going on. How many New Jersians who earn their paycheck in New York were late to work because of this? How many public and private functions were delayed because of this? How did this effect gas prices, small businesses, and the economy around the area of Fort Lee? These are questions anyone with a brain would ask themselves if they really cared about the budgets.

8 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116601/chris-christies-rise-and-fall

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That's because the crooks who put him in power are the same ones who run the media. Norcross owns newspapers throughout the east coast. In December 2013 he became the majority owner of the Inquirer, The Daily News, and Philly.com. Its not hard to blind the public when you control what they will or will not see.

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2013/12/09/george-norcross-now-majority-owner-inquirer-daily-news-philly-com/

8 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116601/chris-christies-rise-and-fall

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Wow. What a crook. If you tied a boulder to this guy and threw him in a lake he would float. Now we know why Romney didn't pick Christie as a running mate, even though he stood up to the powerful, untouchable teachers of New Jersey.

But I do agree with Christie. Who cares about income inequality when you have other people and tax payers paying for your place at the table.

8 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116601/chris-christies-rise-and-fall

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@judderwocky @sam abrams  During prohibition the quality of alcohol was sub par (you wouldn't have know whether you were drinking paint thinner or cat piss), which lead to many deaths that would not have occurred if alcohol was regulated by government instead of controlled by the black market. The argument can be said about the war on drugs today. If someone is addicted to heroin, how do they know whether the heroin they just purchased is pure or if it is full of floor cleaner from under the sink?


If you look at countries in Europe that have decriminalized heroin (and other drugs) and provided addicts with heroin, needles, treatment, and support; those countries have seen a vast reduction in heroin use, deaths, and the transmission of infectious diseases that are associated with using dirty needles.


So yes. Prohibition does drive people away from treatment, and I think your comment highlights that point.

9 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115640/buprenorphine-heroin-addiction-pill-stigmatized-media

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@cinesimonj @master5hake  Like I said a small fraction of people who use ibogaine relapse, but the vast majority do not.

9 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115640/buprenorphine-heroin-addiction-pill-stigmatized-media

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@cinesimonj @master5hake  I fart when i drink milk, I guess that means everyone that drinks milk farts, right??

9 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115640/buprenorphine-heroin-addiction-pill-stigmatized-media

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@cinesimonj @master5hake  There were never any clinical trials of ibogaine carried out in the U.S. The trials were supposed to be conducted in the early 1990's. But those trials were abandoned by the Federal government at the behest of pharmaceutical companies you speak of. Just Google "ibogaine pharmaceutical companies" and that will tell you all you need to know about the Big Pharma's push against the use of ibogaine (Why would they push for a cure for a product that you make billions off of??). 


One reason Big Pharma has been so opposed to ibogaine is because it is a unpatent-able natural substance that can be produced by anyone anywhere and it is extremely to hard to reproduce synthetically i.e there is no money to made in its development. However, for Big Pharma there is money to be lost in the use of ibogaine. Pharmaceutical companies make billions of dollars a year off the sales of prescription opiates (much of which are either over prescribed or used illegally). Now what multibillion dollar US corporation do you know that would willingly accept the use a of product that has the potential to drastically cut there sales. Just look at how long it took just to get the Surgeon General's Warning put on a pack of cigerates, and you are seriously going to tell me the the Pharmaceutical companies were pushing for ibogaine, which can cure people from opaite addiction?? LOL. 

9 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115640/buprenorphine-heroin-addiction-pill-stigmatized-media

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@cinesimonj  You may want to look at the research on ibogaine. You may also to look at the special interest groups who opposed to ibogaine use in drug addiction treatment (if you guessed Big Pharma, then you are correct!!), which ultimately lead to FDA and NIDA deciding that there should be no U.S. clinical trials or funding of ibogaine research (as we all know our government is impartial and would never be influenced by special interests, right?). 


Ibogaine is a very successful treatment for opiate addiction and only a small fraction of those who receive ibogaine treatment end up relapsing. It basically rewires the parts of your brain associated with obsession and compulsion. The side effects of ibogaine are very similar to the those experienced by someone who is going through withdrawals, but only last about 12 hours. They can be very intense and even deadly if a safe dosage ibogaine is not administered. However it is believed that this intense experience aids in curing people from whatever addiction they suffer from. 

9 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115640/buprenorphine-heroin-addiction-pill-stigmatized-media

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@cinesimonj @SparkyBunnyUSA  Although I agree with you, maybe people wouldn't turn to opiates if they had marijuana in the first place!

9 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115640/buprenorphine-heroin-addiction-pill-stigmatized-media

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I came to this article expecting to hear about IBOGAINE, a naturally occurring psychedelic drug found in Africa, that has probably been used for thousands if not tens of thousands of years in African rituals, not some BS pharmaceutical drug. Ibogaine has been shown to successfully treat (or should I say cure) a variety of drug addictions: alcohol, meth, heroin, cocaine, steroids, etc (similar to how LSD, another psychedelic, has been shown to successfully treat alcohol addiction). Yet, for some reason ibogaine is a classified as Schedule I drug, with no medical benefit. Funny how the powers that be are so adamant about the dangers of drugs (which is also BS), but when there is a natural drug that has the potential to end drug dependence, that drug should never be used for treatment or much less its name uttered in public (much like the name of Sauron).

9 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115640/buprenorphine-heroin-addiction-pill-stigmatized-media

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The shoe design is good, but it needs to be zero dropped minus the springs for me to consider.

1 year, 3 months ago on adidas Springblade – August 2013 Releases

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Was looking forward to these, but hopefully they look better in person cause these pictures look like shit.

1 year, 6 months ago on Nike Lunar Blazer – Upcoming Colorways

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All the hot girls at the gym and homeboy shoes up in 15th century clown shoes. SMH

1 year, 7 months ago on Nike KD V PS Elite “Thunder Away”

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@Shupimp1 @Longstroke @master5hake @1Lance2 @Jay Wicked Lol. I agreed with the OP that adding more stability to a shoe just weakens your ankle, because you are no longer relying on the ligaments and muscles in your feet to stabilize your movements, Instead you are relying on the shoe to control your movements. It was the other guy who went on a tangent, contradicting himself by saying that high tops give you added protection but don't increase the chance of not getting injured. Does that make any sense to anyone? If I told you that a seat belt gives you added protection in a car wreck, but people who didn't wear seat belts had the same rate of injury/death as those who did, then WTF would be the point in wearing a seat belt? Now I was just using that as an example since we all know that seat belts do give you more protection since seat belts wearers are probably over twice as likely to survive or not get injured in a wreck. 

1 year, 7 months ago on Nike KD V Elite

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@Longstroke @master5hake @1Lance2 @Jay Wicked Thats simply not true. A number of studies have been done and all found that there is no correlation between ankle injurie and the severity of the injury to shoe height. The ACC Conference website says the exact same thing.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC164368/

http://www.theacc.com/genrel/020706aad.html

Also, basketball (majority of players wear high tops) is the sport that has the highest rate of ankle injuries. Soccer (players only wear low tops) is another sport with a high rate of ankle injuries. This further highlights the fact that there is no correlation between ankle injuries and shoe height, because if there was then basketball would have the lowest rate of ankle injuries

http://www.ndhealthfacts.org/wiki/Ankle_Sprain


1 year, 7 months ago on Nike KD V Elite

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@1Lance2 @master5hake @Longstroke @Jay Wicked Because no one wearing high tops in the history of basketball, football, or baseball has ever rolled/sprained ankle? Plus your example with Kobe makes no sense; he didn't sprain his ankle because of low tops, he sprained because he landed unevenly on someone else foot after jumping. 

1 year, 7 months ago on Nike KD V Elite

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@Longstroke @Jay Wicked lol. so he is incorrect because one person, who played in Georgetown during the eighties, and had a congenital issue?? That is logic in its purest form.  Jay Wicked is 100% correct. 

1 year, 7 months ago on Nike KD V Elite

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been wearing frees since their inception, but the free 3.0 v4 were the worst pair of nikes ivd ever owned. passing on these and saving my money for the nb minimus hirez coming out in march.

1 year, 10 months ago on Nike Free Trainer 3.0

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other than being high tops these have the same tech as the IVs. Both have airbags. These have a visible air unit, the IVs have an air zoom unit (which IMO is better since your foot is closer to the ground).

1 year, 11 months ago on Nike KD V “DMV” – Release Date

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 @heat_meiser But KD stated when he first signed for nike that he didn't want his shoes to be over $90 so more people could afford them, because he couldn't afford a lot of shoes when he was growing up. 

1 year, 11 months ago on Nike KD V “DMV” – Release Date

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i will be copping. still want to know whats up w/ jordan sb though.

2 years ago on Air Jordan 1 “Black/Royal” – Release Date

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bout to put my lunar rejuvs on ebay if is anyone interested

2 years, 2 months ago on Nike “Wolfstein” Prototype Customs By Brian Villanueva

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i dont know but i think this is a pretty cool design for the ladies

2 years, 2 months ago on Nike WMNS Air Max S2S

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Dope. Glad the dont have a white sole, tired of seeing one on every single dunk

2 years, 2 months ago on Nike SB Dunk High Pro – Classic Charcoal – Tar

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damn those are quality sneakers, all three pairs nice imo

2 years, 2 months ago on UNDFTD Tokyo x Magforlia x mita x Puma Japan Suede Mid

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 @Jigs I dont know about that, new balance has been leading the game in minimal running shoes. they have been making very innovative shoes with new processes and that are made right here in the usa. that said the highest price nb shoe ive seen is 110 which is less most of the running shoes nike offers

2 years, 2 months ago on Nike LeBron X Plus $300+ Price Tag Sparks Debate

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