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Posted on November 17 at 1:51 p.m.

The minor difference between amphetamines and methamphetamines does not have any significant difference in how it reacts in the body, regarding addiction or longterm health effects and both substances are equally abused. In other words, they are pretty much the same thing. The minor difference is that meth reacts in the body slightly faster, but not much.

The significant difference between the two is really the differing user base which is simply due to propaganda regarding both of the substances and how they are made available. Somebody who gets their drugs through a doctor and pharmacy is usually different than somebody who doesn't have the means to afford access to a doctor and pharmacy and depends on the illicit market for their drugs. The person who doesn't have access to a doctor or pharmacy is more likely to engage in criminal activity. So it has little or nothing to do with whether there is a "meth" in front of the "amphetamines".

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Posted on November 17 at 1:39 p.m.

dewdly you make some fair points there, but don't discount the points I made regarding shaming women for being promiscuous and how other women will actually encourage this behavior because they intend to use withholding sex as a method of control which they lose as other women become more promiscuous. Women absolutely call each other names and put each other down for being easy, despite the fact that open sexuality and attracting men is very much celebrated at the very same time. It's extremely confusing.

But your explanation regarding women drinking and having sex outside of a committed relationship in order to forgo commitment is fair and deepens the conversation, but the problem is you have a misunderstanding of both why the dynamic occurs and what the solution should be.

Let me tell you what is at the bottom of this dynamic, it is society trying to extend childhood and education and debilitating men from being able to support a family at a young age. Hundreds of years ago, men and women started families at the age of 14 or 16, which is about the time when men and women begin to strongly desire sexual relations. As we have made high school education practically a requirement in order to make even a small income, pushed the age of adulthood to 18 and made college a requisite to obtain reasonable income to support a family and grad school or professional school a requirement to support a family more comfortably, or a bigger family, we have essentially pushed mating up by a full 8-10 years!!

That is 8-10 years we are expecting adults to spend completely and utterly sexually frustrated. Maybe you and your sex drive is or was ok with that, but it is NOT ok for most people. It is no way to live to be constantly anxious and obsessive over the opposite sex. Some people have no problem with it, but the majority of people have a huge problem with this and being that I'm in that category I do not blame them at all.

So because society has chosen through indoctrination and market financial mechanisms to force people who should be having sex and children within a committed relationship to forgo that in order to further their education, drinking and sleeping around is the best way for people to deal with that until they feel ready and able to have a family.

Simply telling people not to have sex is not a solution, there is too much biological imperative.

So to that end, I am ok with all this partying and release of frustration and anxiety that occurs on college campuses or any group of people who have yet to find the means for a family or even the right person. We have good forms of birth control now, in fact I am certain that is probably the primary reason why we were able to trend family creation and adulthood into later in life.

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Posted on November 17 at 1:07 p.m.

blah, on the contrary, 99% of the blocks downtown the sidewalks are COMPLETELY empty. Downtown isn't just state street, why not go drive down De La Vina between Mission and Carrillo and see how many people you count on the sidewalk once you pass the laundry mat. Drive up Bath st. sometime. You will likely see less than 5 people the entire way and you can often travel 2 or 3 or more blocks easily and not see a single person using the sidewalk.

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Posted on November 17 at 1:01 p.m.

I'm going to wait for a trial, I don't doubt he murdered her but some women (and certainly some men) are f'ing nuts.

Maybe she cut herself, or maybe she attacked him. I haven't heard what his defense is or seen enough facts in the case.

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Posted on November 17 at 12:54 p.m.

Ya but you would think the Event Staff could take care of the one guy, not sure why they needed all the police "Hut Hut Hut!!"ing around.

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Posted on November 17 at 10:46 a.m.

dewdly, that will never work at UCSB and Isla Vista is not on the campus, it is a community of primarily college students next to the campus and that is where the majority of drinking occurs.

The fact is most people go to UCSB do a lot of drinking and partying and come out just fine. Or they can choose to avoid it if they want. If they wanted to go to a religious school that bans drinking they have that option, there is no reason to turn every University into a pariah of lame Christian 'morality' and UCSB is the last place you would want to start.

I knew plenty of girls who spent their 4 years at UCSB pretty much plastered most of the time and there was never any indication that any of them were raped, claimed or otherwise. With the massive amount of partying and huge amount of people who come to visit their friends there to party, rape while it happens occasionally is unfortunate but actually occurs very infrequently with all things considered.

I think what causes a lot of these wishy washy and likely false accusations is the fact that society and women in particular actually attempt to discourage other women from having recreational sex through slut shaming. All the while the theme of sexuality and attracting the opposite sex is highly encouraged. So there is completely dichotomy being pushed on women to be independent and sexual and entirely different side pushing them to be inhibited with their sexuality. Some of it comes from people advocating some sort of 'morality', I see a lot of this attitude here in the comment section. The other comes from women who subconsciously or consciously realize that withholding sex from men gives them more power in life and relationships, but that it doesn't work if other women are giving it away freely thus they put down other women and make them feel guilty for satiating the men they wish to control.

So you have all these opposing forces at work, a girl gets drunk and in her drunken haze has consensual sex with a male (maybe even initiates the activity to begin with), then wakes up with a lot of confusion and holes in her memory.... with all the shaming these women get it's no wonder that sometimes these women convince themselves that it wasn't their fault, the guy came onto them and took advantage when that may not have been the case at all.

I am ok with educating women about alcohol - they should know that drinking can lead them to be more promiscuous and to control their alcohol intake otherwise they may make decisions they may not have made sober - but ultimately the decision for them to engage in those activities is up to them. There are plenty of women who like their male counterparts go out and get hammered with the intention of finding a guy to hookup with. That is a pretty natural phenomenon among young people which will never go away.

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Posted on November 17 at 10:16 a.m.

If it is so addictive why is it prescribed to children? Did you even click on the link I posted?

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Posted on November 16 at 8:16 p.m.

If it's so dangerous bill then why do they have school children consuming it on a regular basis?

http://reason.com/archives/2014/02/23...

I'm not recommending the use of any type of amphetamine, but it is hilarious that when it is prescribed to school children by a doctor it's ok, but when a criminal has it we have to lock them up for ten years.

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Posted on November 14 at 5:40 p.m.

There is a retirement center in IV, although it looks more like a prison.. but ya I never understood the thought process behind putting a retirement center next to a college. Talk about poor planning.

Now that Oceano is mostly college students, if I were a retired person living on Oceano who did not like that environment, I would prefer to move than try and throw my weight around. It's a lot easier in the end and better for all involved.

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Posted on November 14 at 4:48 p.m.

"Retired people used to live on Oceano. It is a far better location for seniors who can really appreciate this location."

lol, you sound like you were born when you were 40.

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