An all-in-one 'polypill' that could save up to 200,000 lives annually in the UK may be available in less than two years. Results from a ground-breaking trial show the four-medicine tablet dramatically reduces major risk factors for heart attack and stroke. In a group of healthy individuals aged 50 and over, it cut levels of blood pressure and cholesterol to those typical of a 20-year-old. If everyone in the UK from a similar age group took the pill, the findings suggest an estimated 100,000 to 200,000 deaths would be prevented. The number of averted non-fatal cases, including many involving life-changing disablement, could be double this figure. Experts called for the pill to be made generally available to the UK population "without delay". Study leader Dr David Wald, from Queen Mary, University of London , said it could take another one to two years for all the regulatory hurdles to be overcome. The pill is a layered tablet containing three blood pressure-lowering drugs and a cholesterol-lowering statin. Dr Wald said: "The health implications of our results are large. "If people took the polypill from age 50, an estimated 28% would benefit by avoiding or delaying a heart attack or stroke during their lifetime; on average, those who benefit would gain 11 years of life without a heart attack or stroke." The findings have been published in the online journal Public Library of Science ONE . Promising results following initial research have now been borne out by the first randomised study of the pill's effects on people with no history of heart disease. It found those taking the pill saw a 12% lowering of blood pressure, and a 39% reduction in levels of "bad" cholesterol, or low-density lipoprotein (LDL). The cost of the prescription-only pill is expected to be no more than a few hundred pounds a year.
""Life" in this "society" being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of "society" being at all relevant to women, there remains to civic-minded, responsible, thrill-seeking females only to overthrow the government, eliminate the money system, institute complete automation and eliminate the male sex. [¶] It's now technically possible to reproduce without the aid of males (or, for that matter, females) and to produce only females. We must begin immediately to do so. The male is a biological accident"
- Valerie Solanas, The SCUM Manifesto
I've Done It! I've Figured Out What Is Wrong with this Site!
You see, all the stupid debates that are made show up on the home page, so nobody ever gets around to seeing the good ones (i.e. mine). So, in an effort to pick this site back from its dying knees and raise it to its feet, I suggest that everybody look through this carefully created list of debates and add worthy arguments to each contained therein.
The Benefits of Using Entheogens and Psychedelics Outweigh the Negative Side Effects
Examples of entheogens/psychedelics include Salvinorin A, mescaline, LSA, LSD, and the various forms of DMT (5-MeO-DMT, bufotinene, psilocyn, etc.)
Using entheogens and psychedelics can aid one greatly in coming to understand his mind and the universe; it is a life changing experience, and one which many governments wish to prohibit.
For the purpose of this debate, unless addressing legal issues, jail time does not count as a "negative side effect".
In his book The Mismeasure of Man, and especially the revised edition, Stephen Jay Gould frequently misinformed his readers, ofttimes lying and typically disregarded mountains of evidence proving his claims wrong. Here is a paper by University of Western Ontario psychologist J. Philippe Rushton outlining many of Gould's deceptive claims.
Is such scientific misconduct grounds to throw all of his research into question? Is he nothing but a charlatan who cannot be trusted, having proven his lack of scientific objectivity and his credulity?
As the black blogger for the San Francisco Gate wrote regarding Don Draper's racism, "Unless Don Draper was out marching for civil rights, and hired black interns or had a black girlfriend, it’s fantasy to think Draper wasn’t racist."
I do not mean for this to be a debate about whether or not Don Draper of TV's Mad Men is racist; what I want to be discussed is the logicality (or lack thereof) of the above, bolded statement written by Abraham.
This is an hypothetical scenario (though indubitably based on reality): a sixteen year old boy is found dead in his closet; a tie is wrapped around his neck and hanging from the pole upon which he hangs his clothes. How did he die? Was it intentional, or sexual?
Picture this: you've a beautiful wife (or husband, if you are female), happy, maybe with a child or two. She's gay, but you don't know it. Now, she's thinking about coming out of the closet - would you want her to stop living a lie and be happy, or continue to be closeted, but remain with you?
What are your thoughts on threesomes?
Have you ever had a threesome?
How does one initiate a threesome?
Would it be awkward?
Pretty much, I just want to know what people think about 'em. I'm not looking to have a threesome; just interested in the answers people shall give.