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Old 1 August 2007, 22:38   #21
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i've been playing and watching violent video games/movies for ever, and im not desensitised to violence... infact i hate it... the only time i would ever act in a violent manner is in the defense of myself or another.

Video games don't make me wanna kill people... PEOPLE make me wanna kill people

Exactly Squall and this is about real life not video games. We have all become desensitized to some extent even us older farts like Chaos and myself ... on Dyre lets not go there *cough* lol

My point was that we remember a world you never had a chance to see and we remember that and cringe sometimes watching the news or hearing a 5 year old child at a super market tell a mother to "Go F**k yourself" because he / she can't get there own way. It comes down to respect and values Squall and you know everyone I meet from Australia young and old seem to have that. Hey you can be a smart ass at times but I know your heart is in the right place.

This IS the type of feedback I wanted to read and sure others did as well ... keep it coming !!

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Old 2 August 2007, 08:28   #22
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yes well, my kid tells me to go f**k myself, and they'll be either
1.smacked
2.have thier mouth washed out with soap.
3. grounded.
4. all of the above... god knows i would've been..
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Old 2 August 2007, 12:16   #23
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2.have thier mouth washed out with soap.

Sounds familiar to me
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Old 2 August 2007, 15:46   #24
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I use arctic silver 5. Cools down the temper and you only need to use a little bit (it usually works before you apply it).
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Old 2 August 2007, 16:08   #25
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Old 2 August 2007, 18:54   #26
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I know none of you know me, but I've read NGO for a long time and after seeing this thread I decided to sign up, as this is something that has affected me a lot in my short years on this planet (I'm only just 18 by the way).

A few years ago I had a friend who got really deep in to drugs, and without going into details she ended up dead because of her dealer.

Luckily, the bastard ended up in jail, but that's not the point. I lost a very close friend, and it really opened my eyes to the world.

I'm not the most well-off person, but I had a comfortable up-bringing, and my parents were quite strict, taught me manners, right from wrong, and even smacked me if I did something stupid (you know, like everyone used to) and I guess you could say that until that point I'd lived a blinkered existance, always thinking that all the bad stuff only happened to other people.

I don't pretend to know everything, but what I do know horrifies me. We moved from where we used to live because a gang war started up (and this is in the UK). Quite a few people died and there were a lot of innocent casualties. It was the worst thing that I've ever seen personally.

There will always be an "underworld" as such, but it was never as bad as it is today. Anyone and everyone can get caught up in it, even if you don't do drugs or whatever. Even an innocent bystander.

You can all blame the parents as much as you want, but it is NOT their fault. I've known a few people who had strict parents, who brought them up like I was, but everything changed. When I was brought up, I never knew I had rights, but now a days everyone knows what rights they have, and they seem to think that everyone should respect them no matter what. They think that because they have a gun, or are part of some gang no one has ever heard of, they deserve respect, and if they aren't treated with respect they'll kill you.

I've always been one to stand up to people who annoy me, or who is doing something wrong, but to be honest, I'm terrified of it now. I've seen so much happen that the next person I stand up to could have a knife, or a gun, and would shoot me without hesitation because I didn't show them respect.

In answer to your question, what you need to understand is that drugs will always be around, so what's the lesser of two evils?
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excellent post Darknova, I like hearing from younger folks when it comes to this sort of thing. I see it ground level on a daily basis working where I do and it scares me the way certain peops think they can demand respect regardless of the fact that they may be just a punk with an attitude.

As to your response to the question, to me the lesser of the two was the "old skool" way so to speak. At least you knew what you were dealing with from day to day
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The thing is I've done drugs, I know what it's like, not particularly proud of it, but the thing is, it's no where near as bad as they make out, especially not the weaker stuff. The thing that is scary, is that unless you know exactly who you are dealing with, and exactly where they get it, you can never be sure if it's pure, or if they've mixed a load of shit with it. Sometimes it can be lethal. I know someone who spent time in hospital because the guy mixed some plant with cannibis and it turned out to be poisonous.

I have suggested legalising drugs but putting heavy restrictions on it. Look at amsterdam. It's like anything, in small quantities it's not bad. The research they do is based on constant use in large quantities. Alcohol and cigarettes are more damaging than using cannabis a few times, so why is that not banned?

I'm not here saying I'm an angel, or that I can fix the problem, but I've been there, I've watched countless people lose their lives, some very very dear to me. So I can atleast make a good go of it eh?
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Darknova a warm welcome to NGOHQ and some nice posts there I enjoyed reading them. Hey we have all smoked a little weed at one point right but most don't become excessive about it and it is those that dwell in the harder stuff that are the problem.

As Chaos said nice to here once again a younger point of view and as he said sounds like you have an "Old School" upbringing as we did. The world is changing but nice to see it all hasn't if ya know what I mean. Talking to my good friend Stacey from Louisiana's 15 year old son JC on the phone last night about career options. What I noted is he never calls me Dave he says thank you sir ... yes sir ... now that impressed me quite a bit that respect it really made me smile.

Thanks again for the posts Darknova and hope to see you posting more make yourself at home here

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Old 3 August 2007, 10:01   #30
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The thing is I've done drugs, I know what it's like, not particularly proud of it, but the thing is, it's no where near as bad as they make out, especially not the weaker stuff. The thing that is scary, is that unless you know exactly who you are dealing with, and exactly where they get it, you can never be sure if it's pure, or if they've mixed a load of shit with it. Sometimes it can be lethal. I know someone who spent time in hospital because the guy mixed some plant with cannibis and it turned out to be poisonous.

I have suggested legalising drugs but putting heavy restrictions on it. Look at amsterdam. It's like anything, in small quantities it's not bad. The research they do is based on constant use in large quantities. Alcohol and cigarettes are more damaging than using cannabis a few times, so why is that not banned?

I'm not here saying I'm an angel, or that I can fix the problem, but I've been there, I've watched countless people lose their lives, some very very dear to me. So I can atleast make a good go of it eh?

Cannabis is linked to Psychosis

Alcohol and Cigarettes aren't.. theres the difference.
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