Two for Tuesday

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Wed, 04-10-2013 - 10:43am

1. If you could choose one dream job, what would it be?

2. Amanda Bynes, crazy?

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Wed, 04-10-2013 - 2:09pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Sorry if anyone was confused by my typo. I did indeed mean Lohan. And Spring, I think you may be confused about how addiction works. Addicts are not addicts because they "get away with murder." Some addicts do get away without punishment, but addicts are not cured by punishing them.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">No, I know that Bord but if you stay up to date with celebrities and their "addictions" and their "punishments", many of them just buy their way out of their punishments and some never really get help. </span></strong></p>

Of course.  But nobody on this board are as rich as they are anyway, Maybe we're not supposed to understand the breaks they're entitled that commoners are not. 

 

 

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Wed, 04-10-2013 - 2:17pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Sorry if anyone was confused by my typo. I did indeed mean Lohan. And Spring, I think you may be confused about how addiction works. Addicts are not addicts because they "get away with murder." Some addicts do get away without punishment, but addicts are not cured by punishing them.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">No, I know that Bord but if you stay up to date with celebrities and their "addictions" and their "punishments", many of them just buy their way out of their punishments and some never really get help. </span></strong></p>

Unfortunately, most addicts "never really get help."   In many cases it's because of the cost of rehab, and of course that is a big advantage "celebreties" have over the ordinary street addict, but the first step is of course wanting help in the first place, and I don't think celebrity is any particular advantage there.

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Wed, 04-10-2013 - 2:18pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">bordwithyou</em> wrote:</div>Logan might be "lucky" for an addict, but I wouldn't call anyone with a. Addiction problem like that "lucky." The only real luck I see in that woman's life is that she's still alive. I wouldn't make any bets on her ever reaching a ripe old age.</blockquote></p><p>Then it's our court system that's screwed.  And of course nobody whose an addict is lucky, What separates Lohan from anyone else again?!</p>

I think it was you who called celebrity addicts lucky in the first place, wasn't it?

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Wed, 04-10-2013 - 2:22pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">springfever2013</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt;Sorry if anyone was confused by my typo. I did indeed mean Lohan. And Spring, I think you may be confused about how addiction works. Addicts are not addicts because they "get away with murder." Some addicts do get away without punishment, but addicts are not cured by punishing them.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt;No, I know that Bord but if you stay up to date with celebrities and their "addictions" and their "punishments", many of them just buy their way out of their punishments and some never really get help. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Of course.  But nobody on this board are as rich as they are anyway, Maybe we're not supposed to understand the breaks they're entitled that commoners are not. </p>

Oh, I think all of us understand that money buys privilege in this society.  Wasn't it Elizabeth Warren who pointed out that if you have a hundred dollars worth of cocaine in your pocket, you go to jail, but if you work for a bank and launder billions of dollars of drug money, you get to go home and sleep in your own bed at night?

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Wed, 04-10-2013 - 2:25pm

Unfortunately, most addicts "never really get help."   In many cases it's because of the cost of rehab, and of course that is a big advantage "celebreties" have over the ordinary street addict, but the first step is of course wanting help in the first place, and I don't think celebrity is any particular advantage there.

Very true but Lilo should have been put in jail months ago and now she is going to be living in the hamptons for the summer. 

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Wed, 04-10-2013 - 2:34pm

I don't know if addicts "never really get help" is true. What I've heard is that recovery is not a destination but a journey, RecoverING is a life long process that entails all those things you mention. But go ahead and feed me the speech that there isn't enough help out there for addicts or others with pressing mental issues. 

 

 

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Wed, 04-10-2013 - 2:36pm

bordwithyou wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;bordwithyou&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;Logan might be "lucky" for an addict, but I wouldn't call anyone with a. Addiction problem like that "lucky." The only real luck I see in that woman's life is that she's still alive. I wouldn't make any bets on her ever reaching a ripe old age.&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Then it's our court system that's screwed.  And of course nobody whose an addict is lucky, What separates Lohan from anyone else again?!&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>I think it was you who called celebrity addicts lucky in the first place, wasn't it?</p>

Nice dodge, Lol.  Can we agree that Lohan is not treated like a regular citizen? 

 

 

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Wed, 04-10-2013 - 2:54pm
OK, there isn't enough help. There's a five month wait for beds in our county. Heck, they are throwing people out of prison because they are out of space. You keep telling us how much "compassion" you have for the less well off. Are you sure you haven't confused compassion with another word beginning with c? Contempt maybe?
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Wed, 04-10-2013 - 3:01pm
Of course Lohan isn't treated like an average citizen. Does the fact that we're living in a plutocracy amaze you?
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Wed, 04-10-2013 - 3:05pm

Of course Lohan isn't treated like an average citizen. Does the fact that we're living in a plutocracy amaze you?

Money Mouth 

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