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Specious Rule Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 10:04 AM
I met a soldier on a plane who had injured his shoulder and was on his way to treatment. I think he was concerned about his ability to perform his duties. I told him that he'll probably get shot up with a steroid and be fine. He said that if that happened he would be kicked out of the Army. Is this true?
Texas Chris Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 2:12 PM
gtanv Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 10:41 AM
Not to mention that a drug used to allow someone to walk isn't necessarily proper for use to hit a few more homeruns. In Spartacus's example, his use of the drug doesn't have any effect on someone else. IN baseball, e.g., if one guy takes them for an edge other guys have no choice but to submit themselves to the dangers of steroids. If I'm unable to walk, subjecting myself to the drug makes sense, not so much for a few extra mph on the fastball.
Kali_Fred Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 10:31 AM
You people don't seem to know the different between anabolic steroids and corticosteroids. Read a little before you post, would you?

I like to bet on sports. Having a stake in the game, even if it's just five bucks, makes it more exciting. I also like playing poker. "Unacceptable!" say politicians in much of America. "Gambling sometimes leads to 'addiction,' destitute families!"

Well, it can.

So politicians ban it. It's why we no longer see a poker game in the back of bars. Half the states even ban poker between friends -- though they rarely enforce that.

After banning things, politicians' second favorite activity is granting special privileges to a few people who do those same things -- so big casinos flourish, and most...