"Bro I'm so High"

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    Can we mix it up a little? how about "i'm so tripping right now Malphite is telling me life's secrets" or "I'm so high right now the cops just tased me...afk getting arrested"
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    Originally Posted by LastTestament View Post
    Inc 20 min loss

    Can we mix it up a little? how about "i'm so tripping right now Malphite is telling me life's secrets" or "I'm so high right now the cops just tased me...afk getting arrested"
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    I was once in a game, where our bot lane was Weedlord420 and Waybaked. They said they were 'hotboxing bot lane'

    strangely, we won in 20 minutes.

    Now, I'm not condoning drug use, but, if someone routinely is abusing substances while playing LoL, the matchmaker should be rating them accurately, so it shouldn't be a big issue on your win chances.

    That being said, don't do drugs, kids. It's not good for you, and your teammates really won't appreciate it if you can't give it your all.
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    Originally Posted by ZodiarkSavior View Post
    I'm sure the Catholic Church would agree with you.

    Burn everyone who disagrees with us!

    -History Of Catholicism
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    We can certainly find numerous historical examples of powerful organizations behaving in a counterproductive way, but to be fair, the modern Catholic Church has significantly revised their approach to non-Catholics and non-Christians in a way that does not compromise their basic values, but is significantly more tolerant.

    I would take a moment to consider that virtually no one was very tolerant 200 years ago because the world was far more homogenous for most people then, since most people were hardly traveling beyond their village unless they were disproportionately wealthy or in a military.

    Anyway, I think one should evaluate very old organizations with a modern standard only in the context of how they have behaved recently. I don't think it's reasonable to apply a modern standard to the distant past, and then hold the current organization accountable on how what they did 200 years ago would look today. Every organization older than 50 years fails that test....

    - Zileas (No, I'm not a Catholic, but I don't like people being unfairly maligned)
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    Originally Posted by AGgM Scraggy View Post
    So you only drive a Hybdrid and sniff your own farts half the time? j/k Much <3 for you Zileas Haters gonna hate.
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    I mean, my SO drives a Prius, but I drive a gas guzzling SUV... Smoke means progress, and so forth.
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    Originally Posted by SneakyFrogBear View Post
    Well I think you should tell kids not to drink Alcohol because its worse then Marijuana.
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    Certainly.
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    Originally Posted by Sabrestrike View Post
    Well, I would argue that pathologizing everything could be a desire to systemize everything. I kinda understand that because people always want an explanation for something. Demonizing people because of a specific behavior arbitrarily has been around well, forever. America's history was steeped in puritanical Christianity. Even if the religion's wore off it's hard to shake the dogma.
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    I suppose it could be some desire to systemize, but it's a powerful (often dishonest) rhetorical tool.
    If you qualify something as pathological, you can then do two additional things:
    1) Throw in a bunch of other behaviors and attributes with no further justification
    2) Be prejudicial OR forgiving about said behaviors and attributes regardless of if they happened.

    It's rather intellectual dishonest if you ask me in the way it's often used. It can be very helpful when done responsibly, but we are WAY eager to pathologize these days.

    I agree with your more general comment that demonizing based on a behavior and then looping into a category and then extending judgement has been around as long as humans. What's new is the innovative basis by which we make up new pathologies all the time. It used to be you'd have to fit someone into a pre-existing bucket like Witchery or "being a foreigner", but now, we can make up buckets on the fly casually all of the time!
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    Originally Posted by Mísery View Post
    last I checked Riot is based in Murica'. Lets se how they match up to your said criteria...

    Make Money: 1350 Skin

    Moral High Ground: We are always right and when we arent we stealth nerf (stretching for it)

    Be smug: See any Zileas Post or refer to the Riot post that said that we were self-entitled pigs.
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    Where was it that we pathologized someone? Read the post bro. Also, I'm only smug to people who deserve it.
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    Originally Posted by valenceo View Post
    marijuana isnt bad for you though >.>
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    The evidence suggests that for adults, you may be right (aside from the obvious stuff like, don't operate heavy machinery or cars while under the influence)...

    Unless of course, you are a kid -- in which case it IS bad for you:
    http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/27/health...pot/index.html

    In my thread, I said "kids, don't do it.". From a moral perspective, I'm really in no position to be telling adults what to do ;p And I wasn't. I was telling kids not to. Because it's provably not good for them.

    Necessary legal disclaimer: I discourage people from breaking the law. I am not condoning that people smoke 'the ganja', and certainly not condoning it in areas where it is illegal to do so
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    Originally Posted by PutridFire View Post
    @zileas so is Riotgames going to set up and move the either colorado or WA. since there change in laws?
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    No, our priority is making fun, competitive multiplayer games enjoyed by gamers like you ;p We will establish offices in a way that best enables us to pursue that goal.
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    Originally Posted by yobweja View Post
    Just because you aren't dependent on the substance don't recuse yourself from being an alchoholic... there are many forms of alchoholism, if you spend more days a week consuming 3+ beverages than not, you are an alchoholic, whether or not you are dependent.
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    You can throw a label on anything on any criteria. I'm defining 'abuse' of substances as a 'need' and/or a situation in which your life is affected. My daily 2 glasses of wine is neither a need, nor life affecting, except to the extent that my forum writing is more humorous around 9pm.

    America likes to pathologize everything in order to:
    1)Make money
    2)Improperly seize the moral high ground
    3)Be smug

    Which one is your goal? ;p