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The World's Most Vice-Prone Nations

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In a world of surging youth unemployment, increasingly-wide wealth inequalities, and  generation of older citizens working longer implicitly impacting the youth, we thought it perhaps useful to see which nations in the world are the most prone to 'vice'. Bloomberg ranked countries on their propensity for vice, measured by alcohol and cigarette consumption, drug use and gambling levels and found that the Czech Republic and Slovenia top the charts while Zambia and El Salvador are the most virtuous (least vice-prone). The US sits at a 'healthy' 16th in the world overall (just above the UK) but Italy, Spain, and Greece are all more vice-prone; but have no fear as the USA is Number 1 in the world for the annual prevalence of all drug usage.

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Methodology
The four variables--total adult per capita alcohol consumption, total adult per capita cigarette consumption, annual prevalence of drug use as a percentage of the population ages 15-64, and total gambling losses as a percentage of GDP--were weighted equally.

For alcohol and cigarettes, "adult" includes all residents ages 15 and older.

Drug-use figures cover five equally weighted categories: amphetamines, cannabis, cocaine, ecstasy and opioids (including prescription opioids).

The country with the maximum value in each variable received 25 points for that variable; the country with the minimum value received zero points.

All other countries were scored based on their percentile positions within the maximum-minimum band. Points for each variable were summed for a final score, with a range of 0-100. A higher score indicates a higher propensity for vice.

All data are the latest available. Only countries with data for all categories were included.

 

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Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:17 | 3692595 prains
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South Africa #38 are you shitting me!!

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:20 | 3692604 NotApplicable
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Reality is for people who can't handle drugs.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:22 | 3692614 Kiss My Iceland...
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I'll drink to that.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:42 | 3692667 DoChenRollingBearing
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Where is Japan?  They use one hell of a lot of amphetamines...

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:56 | 3692686 Fredo Corleone
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"Cigarette and alcohol consumption ? Gambling losses as a percentage of GDP ? Who the f--k is this balloon head ? Try me, jag off. You just try me !"

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-D7ptYFmDx-M/T16-VodHrSI/AAAAAAAAEGk/VR0xAHorDe...

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:59 | 3692718 Tippoo Sultan
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Nicky Santoro - love this film.

+1

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:13 | 3692754 Muppet Pimp
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Big Pharma wins in the US of A! Big pharma provides the lion share of our opioids which pushes us over the top! Big Pharma FTW! We beat out the rest of the world in Opioid dependency! BP BP BP (chanting)! Acceptance speech: Big Pharma, we could not have done this without you. Without all the bribes and lobbying of our government to look the other way, morality or even ethics might have prevented this. But you did what needed to be done big pharma, you stuffed those filthy Benjamins in our legislators pockets, and they could not possibly say no. You sent an army of pharmaceutical sales reps to our doctors to assure them, you had their back and that any politician who made an issue out of over-prescribing would never be re-elected. You made sure that our biggest pharmacies understood their was a team of lobbyists and legislators that would back massive acceptance of what were clearly fake prescriptions. And you did it in the new American way, through crony capitalism. Big Pharma, you are an inspiration to crony capitalists the world over. You did it! And best of all, you chose the hardest to kick drug, you did not go all sleaze and create synthetic marijuana or even fake amphetamines aka bath salts, you studied this shit. The big money was obviously to be made in synthetic heroin. Best of all, there is now an opportunity to create a patented alternative to methadone. One that will be covered by Obamacare, one that will cost an absolute fortune and have extremely limited success. You are even helping our saviour Barack Hussein Obama, by helping to create a dependant class of drug addicts. These will most certainly be Obama supporters, you did all this to help us on our path of destruction. Don't we know, all these addicts are gonna be begging for them some Obamacare to help cure their new found opioid addictions. Big Pharma, you have shown us just what is possible with a bought and paid for government and a nation taught that there is no god, and that we should all act on impulse, for their is no wrong, and there shall never be any consequence, that in all cases it is someone elses fault. The massive opioid addiction is going to do wonders for the 'victim movement'. The huge amount opioid addictions you have enabled is a testament to your hard work. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts and the tip of our syringes. Thank you big pharma! (Standing ovation)

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:22 | 3692775 ArgentoFisico
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"America take drugs in psychic defense" - Iggy Pop

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:24 | 3692778 ArgentoFisico
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Pasta & Marihuana! Yeah!

mmmm... Maria (Marihuana) and then pasta & pizza

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:39 | 3692803 fnord88
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Australia....fuck yeah. Number 3....punching above our weight

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 20:01 | 3692847 Parrotile
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Alcohol use - yes, we're a big producer and there's a lot of pressure to be seen to "socialise". Cigarette consumption - seems the message isn't quite getting across - another triumph for "Prohibition" measures!

As for the Opioids - sorry, just don't buy that. There is a VERY BIG Black Market for Oxycodone in Melbourne, and colleagues reliably inform me that there is just as big a market in NSW Metropolitan (and rural) areas. Big market for Benzos too - you'd (not) be surprised to hear that 90%++ of the bloods taken from Traffic Incident cases come back positive for benzos and opioids (and over 70% positive for cannabis too!).

Australians - still hard at work to maintain our well-earned "reputation" as the White Trash of SE Asia!

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 20:17 | 3692876 yabyum
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Traveled to the poppy countries lately? But, In my line of work the synthetics are very popular........ps nsa!!! I am a nurse!!

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 20:42 | 3692927 Ctrl_P
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+1 from a fellow pan washer.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:51 | 3692690 theXman
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On an unrelated subject, Czech chicks are probably the most beautiful in the world.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:16 | 3692764 DeadFred
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Especially after drinking enough Czech beer!

On a related subject, don't you love a study that that gives equal weight to smoking a Marlboro and shooting up heroin?

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:31 | 3692794 Wakanda
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Hemingway said that nicotine was tougher to quit than anything else.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 20:18 | 3692880 yabyum
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Papa was right.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 20:41 | 3692924 SilverRhino
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True, but then there's caffeine as well.   

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 21:32 | 3693058 Umh
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It only takes a week to be over caffeine. Just ignore the splitting headache.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 23:17 | 3693418 Antifaschistische
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You really only THINK they're hot because you've completely forgotten what it was like to live in a world where 80% of the women have less than 20% body fat.   Look at a US School Yearbook from the 40's or 50's and you'll see a lot of fine thin women also.   Those days are just gone in America.   

However, I up'ed you...Czech, Ukrainian, etc...ladies, are beautiful.

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 02:21 | 3693742 kareninca
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32.2 percent of American men are obese.

35.5 percent of American women are obese.

per Wikipedia

lots of fat American dudes out there; just as many as fat American women

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 01:25 | 3693699 IndyPat
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Damn skippy they are beautiful....and it's NOT just because they aren't fat asses like the home team broads, either. Not that all the home team broads are, for that matter. Hard to put it any other way...they are just searing, smoldering white hotness.
I seriously had to look at the Czech stats about three times to see if I was reading it right.
Whodathunk they had that much grass laying around?
And who the fuck is the mad chemist down under cooking up the X like that?

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:53 | 3692694 lineskis
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"but have no fear as the USA is Number 1 in the world for the annual prevalence of all drug usage."

Solid...

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:11 | 3692735 New World Chaos
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I am shocked, absolutely shocked, that Kiwis aren't the biggest stoners on the planet.   NZ is only tied for second on this list, and not because of Jamaica- Kiwis actually smoke more per capita than Jamaicans.  NZ third for overall drug use.  America being #1 doesn't surprise me there.

Cheesepopes = Speedpopes, WTF

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 20:50 | 3692751 Muppet Pimp
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With a gravy train mantra for huge goverment spending like the War on Drugs, would you expect anything less from DC? The war on drugs has made many millions of crony capitalists filthy rich! That was the best game in town for damn near 30 years! Just wait until you see how much climate change stands to make for the Oligarchs. The picture Obama has in his head for marketing consists of Obama holding back the Oceans with a hundreds of millions of lemmings buying it all. Just wait till you see the photo op Obamao has planned for next week, he is going to be surrounded by children and is going to have a disabled child on his lap that was disabled by his basement flooding due to the rising Seas. Obama is gonna fix that, you get it? This is gonna be the biggest heist ever! Just wait, you ain't seen nothing yet. Obama is gonna declare war on all the productive and load them up in his Obama raft to save them!

Does it not occur to anyone that they spent all that dough on the "War on Drugs" but failed to secure the border?  Why might this be?  Just like they are gonna declare amnesty, and will not secure the border.  Just like the last time they passed a bill, to secure the border, and lo and behold, they did not secure it.  Get it?  We have been had, wake up sheeple!

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 04:41 | 3693821 Colonel Klink
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Hahaha, just confirms the hookers and blow theory of the money changers.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:14 | 3692750 Muppet Pimp
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Tue, 06/25/2013 - 20:46 | 3692933 Never One Roach
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Does the list include online Midget porn with Gubmint credit cards?

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 07:28 | 3694018 kralizec
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Number 1 only because of the dIveRsiTy of our drug use...interesting how smack is the only category we won outright, eh?

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:54 | 3692699 Flakmeister
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Brennie and the Jets....

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:56 | 3692681 Muppet Pimp
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Big Pharma wins in the US of A!  Big pharma provides the lion share of our opioids which pushes us over the top!  Big Pharma FTW!  We beat out the rest of the world in Opioid dependency! BP BP BP (chanting)! 

Acceptance speech:  Big Pharma, we could not have done this without you.  Without all the bribes and lobbying of our government to look the other way, morality or even ethics might have prevented this.  But you did what needed to be done big pharma, you stuffed those filthy Benjamins in our legislators pockets, and they could not possibly say no.  You sent an army of pharmaceutical sales reps to our doctors to assure them, you had their back and that any politician who made an issue out of over-prescribing would never be re-elected.  You made sure that our biggest pharmacies understood their was a team of lobbyists and legislators that would back massive acceptance of what were clearly fake prescriptions.  And you did it in the new American way, through crony capitalism.  Big Pharma, you are an inspiration to crony capitalists the world over.  You did it! And best of all, you chose the hardest to kick drug, you did not go all sleaze and create synthetic marijuana or even fake amphetamines aka bath salts, you studied this shit.  The big money was obviously to be made in synthetic heroin.  Best of all, there is now an opportunity to create a patented alternative to methadone.  One that will be covered by Obamacare, one that will cost an absolute fortune and have extremely limited success.  You are even helping our saviour Barack Hussein Obama, by helping to create a dependant class of drug addicts.  These will most certainly be Obama supporters, you did all this to help us on our path of destruction.  Don't we know, all these addicts are gonna be begging for them some Obamacare to help cure their new found opioid addictions. Big Pharma, you have shown us just what is possible with a bought and paid for government and a nation taught that there is no god, and that we should all act on impulse, for their is no wrong, and there shall never be any consequence, that in all cases it is someone elses fault.  The massive opioid addiction is going to do wonders for the 'victim movement'.  The huge amount opioid addictions you have enabled is a testament to your hard work.  Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts and the tip of our syringes.  Thank you big pharma!

(Standing ovation)

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:58 | 3692707 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ 1

You got that right, MP!

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:18 | 3692766 General Decline
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All you need is an MRI showing a bulging disk and you are on your way to a serious opioid dependence. Every 30 days you can get a refill. When your hooked on that garbage, all you care about is when you are going to get your next refill. 2 months clean for me. I have my life back. (Mostly) I never thought I could live with out those damn Norcos but I discovered inversion and I do pop ibuprofen on my worst days. If you know somebody you care about who are hooked on those devil pills, urge them to get off them. It is 5 days of absolute hell but it can be done. Those were 5 days I wish I were dead but on day 6 I felt like a new person. Amen.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 21:30 | 3693044 SAT 800
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How can I "bulge my disk"? Is it too late to ask you about the prescription you don't need anymore? What an ingrate; hillbilly heroin is good. You realize that when you wake up in the morning that's as good as it's going to get? Let us know when you get back on them.

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 02:24 | 3693744 kareninca
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whole body vibration plates help a lot, too  -  I've prevented my mom from being eaten by the opioid monster that way.  You can get them for $200 on Amazon now; you don't need a fancy 4k one.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:15 | 3692758 The Gooch
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Don't forget the war machine that harvests the poppy.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 21:31 | 3693052 SAT 800
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they're even better if you let them dissolve under your tongue.

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 01:28 | 3693701 IndyPat
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And thank you NyQuil Green!
Love ya. I mean it.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:32 | 3692639 Wakanda
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asdfopjal iemnva, -eialfvmrmrmr!  lool

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:14 | 3692756 The Gooch
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MDB resembles that remark.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:27 | 3692784 Wakanda
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glluk.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 22:36 | 3693268 Blano
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Decode this, NSA bitches.

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 16:30 | 3696651 Wakanda
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They are gonna need some serious drugs or a super computer.  Even I can't  figure it out.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 21:08 | 3692982 mofreedom
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http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=ZqtNxNRCcGg&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DZq...

havin a job, battlin communisn, raisin kids and all that shit these days gonna drive you to self medicate.  what's it to ya bub!!!

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 13:55 | 3695959 Kirk2NCC1701
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This article is full of shit -- because...

It's totally biased toward drug use, rather than alcohol use.  Think about it (for more than 30 sec):  Which substance abuse is more likely to lead to personal and societal problems -- Drugs or alcohol.  Duh!

On to next topic.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:38 | 3692626 RockyRacoon
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Did I miss the memo or was there no differentiation between legal and illegal drug use?  Are "prescribed" drugs included?  I'm getting old, forgive me.   Looks like pot at 13.7 vaulted us right up there.  Since when was pot a drug?

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:54 | 3692677 DoChenRollingBearing
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And the USA is No. 1 in opiates?  OK, maybe (Vicodin, etc.), but there are a lot of illegal street opiates (heroin, etc.) in Europe and some other places.

Right, Rocky!  They do not define the term "drug" well.  Still, it is heartening to see that we are not No. 1 on this list.

EDIT:

Nor can I believe that Colombia, Mexico, Thailand (lots of cheap & nasty meth there), Guatemala and Venezuela are so virtuous.  The more I look at that table, the more problems I see...

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:56 | 3692702 Flakmeister
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The global heroin business is dwarfed by American pharma opiates....

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:59 | 3692719 DoChenRollingBearing
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Thanks for that info.  Do you have a link I could look at?  Thx!

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:12 | 3692753 Flakmeister
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Came across it once, but google is your friend....

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 20:08 | 3692859 noless
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Dochen, it's most likely based on self reported and arrest statistics, so the whole thing is complete bullshit.

All it proves is that the usa is number one when it comes to actually arresting low level drug offenders.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 20:26 | 3692901 overmedicatedun...
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numb and dumb..anything but awake and aware..a police state needs crimes and criminals the bigger the crime, the better so we got 911 and the war on terror, fits the plan of the NWO. you still voting D or R? numb nuts.

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 01:37 | 3693708 IndyPat
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Not for long...
Black Tar is working its way up the US Midwest bigtime and spreading from there.
Organic Afghan certified fair trade. Probably get it still packed in the US Army packing materials.

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 04:04 | 3693800 rivoniaboy
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South Africa crime#1

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:18 | 3692600 alphamentalist
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If this were the vice olympics we'd be chanting "USA! USA! USA!"?

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:18 | 3692601 g'kar
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I refuse to be in debt, that's my vice.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:22 | 3692611 JohnG
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I'll burn one on that news!  And drink!

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:38 | 3692653 Major Major Major
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I burned one before I even got the news.  Need the drink now though.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 21:14 | 3693001 mofreedom
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i miss that, i really do, the smokin shit, my heart cant take it no mo, but the booze that not goin nowhere.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:22 | 3692613 SmittyinLA
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El Salvador lol

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 01:08 | 3693680 Tsunami Wave
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I'm not sure what they're talking about but in El Salvador a lot of people love getting drunk.  Late at night you can see a lot of people just flat-out passed-out on the sidewalks in the streets.  Drugs are also growing in use in the country and it's very cheap to buy.  I think this trend is in many places in the world though.  The drinking age is still 18 (basically no drinking or smoking age) and it's sorta an epidemic that kids can easily go into supermarkets or other markets and buy alcohol without any issues.  You can even drink in cars there so long as the driver doesn't drink (but again, laws aren't enforced and there aren't a lot of police to begin with).

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:22 | 3692615 Flakmeister
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I may have missed it, what happens when you control for Pharmacuticals? 97% of all Vicodin is consumed in the US and lets not get in SSRIs and the like....

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:24 | 3692623 g'kar
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Is any of that stuff in Bourbon?

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:30 | 3692633 Flakmeister
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The Vicodin? You sure as hell hope not....

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 20:11 | 3692869 Parrotile
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Seems there's a lot more than just ethanol in your maize-based spirits - it's not just the alcohol that's killing your livers - the aflatoxins are doing "their little bit" to help! Along with high levels of methanol (methanol amblyopia anyone??)

http://communicationxdevelopment.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/corn-whiskey-how-would-you-like-your-aflatoxin-fix/  and http://www.4ni.co.uk/northern_ireland_news.asp?id=5382

 

 

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 21:19 | 3693021 mofreedom
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keep it to youtself doc, just kiddin, but really i dont care.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 20:22 | 3692888 yabyum
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NOPE!

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 21:33 | 3693061 SAT 800
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If you find a brand that has some; let us know, okay? don't forget about your friends, now.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:23 | 3692619 ebworthen
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You need a lot of Pharmaceuticals (er...SOMA) to keep up with the rat race here in U.S.A.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:32 | 3692638 NotApplicable
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God bless the HMOs?

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:28 | 3692627 Wakanda
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MOOOOAAAAAR ViCe FiSHeS!!!!!!

We're numero uno!  Nooobody gets fucked up like the USSA.

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Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:43 | 3692665 Monedas
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When the UN says Zimbabwians live better than Americans .... some idiots on the left .... believe it !  Is it wrong .... when someone can afford good coke, pretty hookers and prime beef ?

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:50 | 3692685 falak pema
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learn to read the map ; zambia...GDP/capita 1700 USD. Zimbabwe 870 USD.

North n south Rhodesia of old resp.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:56 | 3692701 Monedas
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Will you sign my petition .... to change Rhode Island .... to Zimbabwe Harbour .... it's not really an island ?

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:44 | 3692671 JR
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I was misled by the headline because when I saw the word vice I expected the true measure to link a prostitute government that sold its people out on a grand scale, consequently putting the U.S. in the number one position. But, no, it turns out Bloomberg is the rating agency and determiner of vice, and only the vice of gulping soft drinks from containers too large is missing from its selected criteria. Vice used to include prostitution.

As Snowden’s revelations sweep the world, Bloomberg draws our attention away from the big prostitute back to cigarettes and booze.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:51 | 3692688 max2205
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Vice as not in market crimes not prosecuted

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:53 | 3692689 Cacete de Ouro
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#5 top secret '?????? ????????'

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:52 | 3692691 Monedas
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Oh ! There's a list .... they made a list ....well, that must make it official .... don't believe every thing that's in print .... like fiat .... do you believe in the printed fiat ?

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:55 | 3692700 starman
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its because we can charge it or borrow it on cheap credit.......up till now. till debt do us apart

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:58 | 3692714 Mr. Hudson
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Chile isn't on the list. Why is that?

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 18:59 | 3692720 Monedas
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Some say Zambabwe .... some say Zimbia .... others say Zambesi .... let's call the whole thing off !

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:01 | 3692726 lolmao500
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That's why Israelis are so fucked... they are the population that are the most on amphetamines.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:11 | 3692747 Manipuflation
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"measured by alcohol and cigarette consumption, drug use and gambling levels".

 

Alright, I will admit that I do not like gambling but that's because the house always wins.  I should be one of the main economic drivers for the other three categories though.  Why not just legalize and tax the pot so I don't have to fuck around jumping through hoops to find it and can get consistent strains and supply?  Oh, fuck no, we can't have someone get high and order a pizza (economic stimulus via velocity of money) and go to sleep.  A little pot keeps a person from drinking too much and thus adds productivity to the economy because that person is less likely to be late for work from a massive hangover.  But NOOOOOOO, we have a prison industry that needs inmates.  And we sure as hell would not want to utilize hemp fiber now would we?

 

Now the fucktards come out with shit like this:  http://www.torontosun.com/2013/05/22/hoarding-cannabis-withdrawal-now-mental-illnesses

 

Shut the fuck up with this shit already.  Marijuana withdrawal?  No such condition exists.  This is the backdoor move to more gun control bullshit.  Fucking liars and frauds all of them.  And for the ladies, PMS is not a mental illness either but a natural process of a woman's body.  Women should be incensed at the very notion.

 

It all started with this piece of propaganda.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Azf320JDdqU

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:19 | 3692760 General Decline
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All you need is an MRI showing a bulging disk and you are on your way to a serious opioid dependence. Every 30 days you can get a refill. When your hooked on that garbage, all you care about is when you are going to get your next refill. 2 months clean for me. I have my life back. (Mostly) I never thought I could live with out those damn Norcos but I discovered inversion and I do pop ibuprofen on my worst days. If you know somebody you care about who are hooked on those devil pills, urge them to get off them. It is 5 days of absolute hell but it can be done. Those were 5 days I wish I were dead but on day 6 I felt like a new person. Amen.

Double post. Sorry

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:36 | 3692799 Flakmeister
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Welcome back from the edge...

I had a Vicodin prescription when I tore a rotator cuff. Never took one... Instead, I relied on some fine ganga brownies and ibuprofen (for anti-inflammation) instead...

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:41 | 3692807 General Decline
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Thank you. A little bit of the herb will dampen the pain of withdrawal. Not that I advocate doing anything illegal. For a short term injury and opioid might actually be helpful. If you have an addictive personality, however, stay away from it.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:50 | 3692825 Flakmeister
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Bingo... 

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 07:41 | 3693683 Tsunami Wave
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Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:29 | 3692789 NuckingFuts
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Roll another one, just like like the other one.

You been holdin' on to it, and I sure would like a hit.

Don't bogart that joint my friend, pass it over to me, Bitchez.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:37 | 3692802 Flakmeister
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Trust me, you will enjoy this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8tdmaEhMHE

Hint: Cluelessness on the Lawrence Welk show...

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:57 | 3692841 NuckingFuts
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Thanks, I needed that

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:54 | 3692834 Yen Cross
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     I came across this article the other day, and saved it. This looks like the perfect place to share it. I was amazed that the numbers were that high. Most Americans on Prescriptions

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 20:23 | 3692896 General Decline
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MD's are taught that most ailments are due to a lack of some kind of chemical in your blood stream. My experience has been the doc walks in the exam room with the pen in one hand and a prescription pad in the other.

My advice- If you feel the need to see a doctor, seek out a DO rather than an MD. They are more likely to listen to you are not as quick to write out a prescription.

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 01:56 | 3693720 IndyPat
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Flush your headgear, Mr. Man.

Patients ASK for the fucking drugs. Know why? Because in between the Real Sluts of Whatever Degenerate Metropolitan Area and Dancing with the Douches a commercial TOLD them to "ask your doctor about _____".
So they do, like the empty weak ass fucks they are.
My old lady is a doc. I have a busted back (degenerative disk(s). When I'm in pain like you wouldn't believe, you know what she gives me? Advil. And tells me to stop being a pussy and be glad I don't have a GBM tumor the size of a basketball in my head like the 26 yr old she saw earlier in the day.

When she puts it like that, I get it...Lima Charlie.

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 02:29 | 3693749 kareninca
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try a whole body vibration platform for the pain

a lot of gyms have them; maybe you can get a free trial pass

 you can get them on Amazon for $200 now (no need for a 4k fancy one)

my mom has basically come back from pain hell due to using one (I bought it for her out of desperation, having tried everything else first)

no, I don't sell the things

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 20:18 | 3692875 dalkrin
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I'm glad prostitution is not considered a vice by this rubric.  Barring that, I am proud to announce I am a most virtuous and upstanding citizen of my realm.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 20:36 | 3692915 JanaUsoFine
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"90% of the world's opium supply is harvested from Afghanistan.  Someone's selling it, who's selling it?  I don't know but 90% of it comes from this one place where we have to save our freedom?"

-Joe Rogan 

Joe Rogan:The American War Machine

Take a minute to watch this video.  I guarantee you'll love it and you'll see Joe Rogan in a different light.  

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 22:48 | 3693314 SAT 800
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I don't know who's selling it, but it's not me, unfortunately.

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 21:43 | 3693082 Northern Lights
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Holy fuck!  Never would have guessed the Czech Republic.  That's where my parents are from.

I would have expected Russia at the top of the list, but they came a distant 8th.  Canada at 22nd.  I once had a conversation with a native Russian woman (39-ish?) and asked her if one were to come across a group of 10 Russian men, how many of the 10 would be alcoholics.  Without hesitation she answered " 7 out of 10".  I was stunned.  I had to ask her again for my own confirmation.  She said it was that bad.  Most Russian men that had any sort of redeemable qualities have long since left the country for green pastures and opportunities in other lands.

Some great looking chicks come from Czech.  Wonder which gender represents the bigger piece of the pie in terms of these vices.

Wow!

 

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 00:56 | 3693669 RaceToTheBottom
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I bet the Slovaks are glad they broke up with the Czechs.  Number 1 VS 18th....

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 23:47 | 3693520 garypaul
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There you go. Porn isn't even a vice.

Wed, 06/26/2013 - 08:50 | 3694208 esum
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70% of America is on drugs...

that explains Obama Pelosi Reid Schumer Wasserbag-Schwantz

guam Johnson McDermott and the rest of the libs....

I would love to see the results of a congressional drug test as well as a polygraph.... testifying under oath has become a meaningless joke...

 

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