Thought Of The Day

bc budSaying that the steady increase in drug seizures means we're succeeding in stopping drug use is like saying the steady increase in tax receipts means we're succeeding in stopping economic growth.

Yeah, it could be that there are less drugs because you are taking more. Or it could be that there are more drugs, and that's why you are seizing more. In fact, a commonality in the above metaphor suggests this: one reason that tax receipts go up over time is that population goes up, and those new people generate more wealth. Well, an increasing population causes drug use and demand and shipments to all go up, hence seizures are likely to as well.

Great article in this month's Playboy about the Canadian drug trade, btw. (Strangely enough, I really do read it for the articles and skip the pictorials. Their perspective is quite often libertarian.)

It’s the chronic pipeweed that I’m smoking

When I get high I spin tales like Tolkien.

-- Lords of the Rhymes (LOTR-inspired Nerdcore)

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Agreed. Not enough "girl

Agreed. Not enough "girl next door." Too much air brushing, too artificial. Not my thing.

Patri, We know you're

Patri,
We know you're engaged, buy you ain't gotta lie!

Playboy has great articles, but why skip the pictorials?

The loveliest girls I know

The loveliest girls I know of come from the streets and scenes of my everyday life. Real ladies, right before the eyes.. Gods most beautiful creation!

I agree with Luca- there's

I agree with Luca- there's something too abstract about the appearance of the women in playboy which renders them not attractive. Not unattractive by any stretch of the imagination, but like "attraction" isn't really an applicable concept.

Saying that the steady

Saying that the steady increase in drug seizures means we’re succeeding in stopping drug use is like saying the steady increase in tax receipts means we’re succeeding in stopping economic growth.

If we wanted maximum drug seizures could the government just buy all the drugs instead of employing a police state? No, because then there would be no excuse to imprison undesirable subsets of the population and colonize backward countries.

There's nothing wrong with

There's nothing wrong with being gay, Luca.

Actually, it's been a long time since I've read a Playboy, so I can't really comment one way or the other.

Maybe I'm a little off, but

Maybe I'm a little off, but I don't find the women in Playboy to be all that attractive.

As with others, I'm just not

As with others, I'm just not into abstract airbrushed pictures of hot women. Porn is fine, but I want to see women having fun - not just standing there.

Now the girls in Penthouse

Now the girls in Penthouse are a totally different story...