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RockCity

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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:18:50 AM

Nearly one-third of drivers involved in fatal car accidents are found to have at least one non-alcohol drug in their system, and those with such drugs in their system are three times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than those without, according to a new study.


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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 6:08:36 PM

On Sep 30, 2013 4:37:13 PM, endymion wrote from New York:

>This is from Al-Jazerra, which broadcast Osama Bin Laden's message of
>hate for the US. Why is it being posted here?

You can find essentially the same news story from dozens of news sources. Don't ask me why RockCity picked that particular source.

>Because many open minded people don't see them as a news source
>and not for what they are. They are viciously Anti-American and
>Anti-Christian.

They quoted from a study done by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. The last I heard, Columbia University was in New York City. I doubt that anyone in New York City would be viciously anti-American.

>This is another vilification of American and our lifestyle.

As if the consumption of illegal drugs was an American lifestyle. Guess it is in Washington and Colorado, where they allow the recreational consumption of cannabis.
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endymion
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 5:37:13 PM

This is from Al-Jazerra, which broadcast Osama Bin Laden's message of hate for the US. Why is it being posted here?

Because many open minded people don't see them as a news source and not for what they are. They are viciously Anti-American and Anti-Christian.

This is another vilification of American and our lifestyle.
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bston
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 4:53:23 PM

Ok; maybe they'll need driverless cars then.
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BBopp
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 10:46:07 AM

What about the prescription drugs that aren't being abused?
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alex395
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 9:36:01 AM

Then 2/3s don't. Al Jazeera??
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werich44
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:34:45 AM

No surprises here.
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rbutterw
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:26:26 AM

old post
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hoghead55
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 5:40:03 AM

Why is news from Al Jazeera trusted , why is it even on here ?
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mpg611
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 12:24:00 AM

So much for the wasteful 'war on drugs'.
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Pete12
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:16:26 PM

I wouldn't trust Al Jazeera ever!
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TomT2Lee
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 9:58:51 PM

Many doctor prescribed.
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ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 9:57:43 PM

I don't believe this is true.
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morris53659
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 8:38:58 PM

That number may be low.
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kiosk12y
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 6:39:04 PM

sounds like the other 2/3's crash without drugs/alcohol in system...
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SRcyclist
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 6:24:03 PM

I can believe it
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Previvor
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 5:52:29 PM

Not surprising since the US has a huge prescription drug problem
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endymion
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 4:58:23 PM

So many people in the US are on some kind of medication that this could actually be true, even though it is meaningless.

Never trust Al Jazerra - the voice of the World Jihad.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 4:23:15 PM

shows their stupidity
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 4:20:55 PM

Punish them
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TedNC
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 3:55:25 PM

What drugs? Pretty vague.
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Buck_on_Bass
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 3:38:59 PM

The study did not address whether or not the 'non-alcoholic' drug was a being used by prescription or if the driver was impaired by the drug. The latter issue can affect what a reader takes away from the study results.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:53:06 PM


" Nearly one-third of drivers involved in fatal car accidents are found to have at least one non-alcohol drug in their system,...."

I guess that means the the other 2/3 that are involved in a fatal car accident had an 'alcoholic' drug in their system.

Alcohol is a drug as well, just a more social drug.



[Edited by: caddilac at 9/29/2013 2:58:40 PM EST]
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THZebra
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:53:01 PM

The courts and cops need to let these drugees/dopers know they either say "goodbye" to drugs or say "hello" to jail. They may wish to kill their self with their dope of choice but stop them from taking innocent people with them.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:41:06 PM

so many issues
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:40:50 PM

Be a little more spilled specific.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:38:34 PM

Figures. What do you expect? Be sure to go down hard on them.
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7SPEEDY7
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:37:06 PM

no surprise
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UBDave
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:36:48 PM

Incredible!!
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deaconjones
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:36:33 PM

and as stated earlier, what was the breakout of these drugs.......legal or illegal......would help to have this info to evalulate better.....
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us412
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:36:09 PM

Yes, I can see how this could be true.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:34:39 PM

is it???
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:33:49 PM

Prescription or illegal?
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:32:50 PM

Pretty discouraging come on people get it together
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:31:28 PM

Just say no to Drugs!!!
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Vette1967
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:31:15 PM

How sad is that?
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:30:42 PM

And it will increase
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:26:35 PM

And they want to legalize weed. hmmmm.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:25:15 PM

and some want to legalize even more drugs....
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:25:11 PM

Drugs kill, and usually the innocent and not the user.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:24:38 PM

wow
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:22:30 PM

What an astounding statistic! Yes, I, too, would like to know what was present and related to the other two-thirds of the drivers.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:20:39 PM

when you don't enforce the laws this is what you get
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:20:13 PM

A third have drugs? That's an alarming number. Why so high? Don't any of these drivers have a sense of responsibility?
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:20:13 PM

Not surprized.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:19:47 PM

Our posters seem to have a problem with Al Jazeera. However, from what I've seen, and according to media pros, they deliver the news with fairness and depth -- I prefer them to CNN and the other cable news channels.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:18:39 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:16:56 PM

Not good.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:15:59 PM

dumb
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:12:13 PM

People do a lot os stupid things when they are driving.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:10:39 PM

And we want to legalize pot?
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