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The case for drug abuse

By Diogenes (bio - articles ) | Feb 12, 2005

If you're a competitive athlete, the argument in favor of using steroids is pretty clear. With your physique improved through the wonders of chemistry, you can have more fun, be more popular, improve your team's performance-- and, if you're a pro, make a lot more money.

Still, you shouldn't use steroids, for two reasons. First, they're dangerous. It's a big mistake to fool around with your hormonal system; Mother Nature has a way of catching up with cheaters. Second, when you're using artificial means, you're making a mockery of athletic competition.

Try making these arguments at any ordinary social gathering, and you'll meet with general agreement and approval. Steroid use is a Bad Thing; the editorial writers agree.

Now do you want to push the envelope? Make exactly the same argument, in slightly altered form. Like this:

If you're a young woman, the argument in favor of the Pill is pretty clear...

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  • Posted by: Ignacio177 - Feb. 15, 2005 8:59 AM ET USA

    that is a great analogy. I wish I would have thought of it.

  • Posted by: - Feb. 12, 2005 6:08 PM ET USA

    Its interesting that the first generation to primariy and extensively non-breed and who thus will need the goverment handout will find that as they approach the time of reckoning with significantly increased breast cancer and cervical cancers they will have no children and a lot of competition for the few welfare dollars available and for the attention of the most spoiled generation in the history of the planet.

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