Are steroids laws ABSURD ???

20 01 2009

I just saw the movie Bigger, Stronger, Faster with my 9 year old daughter and 10 year old son. I explained everything to them as the movie went along. I was very impressed with the production.. low budget yes, but very thorough and lots of great interviews. Chris Bell is to be commended as are his brothers and his mom and dad for exposing the story. bigger-stronger-faster-cover

Both my kids are Black Belts in ATae Kwon Do and it took them 3 1/2 years of going to classes 3 times a week minimum. They went many weeks for 4 and sometimes 5 classes a week. They had to pass 16 exams with board breaking and technical forms on every one. They both have a chance to be “Masters under 21”. In Martial Arts that is a 4th degree Black Belt achieved before the 21st birthday… a rare and huge accomplishment. I want to make sure my kids know about the dangers of smoking, drinking, recreational drugs, and performance enhancing substances because I know first hand that knowledge is power. The best defense against addiction is to never start.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a hero to many and he started injecting himself with illegal steroids at age 15. Now he has thousands of people in his own California prisons for doing the same thing. It’s a hard concept to understand – I don’t understand it. I think Arnold should be a lot more proactive in dealing with the issues. But steroids have not been proven to be associated with many of the side effect claims they have been tagged with. After seeing the film I have to say I believe the steroid laws are ABSURD. I do not want to take them and I don’t think my kids should until there is more scientific data and they are fully grown adults. I don’t want them to follow in Arnold’s needle drug footsteps, although many young people ultimately do and will continue to do so.

But the facts remain… steroids will be beter understood if they are prescribed by physicians legally. Many top athletes that have been on and off steroids for 2 or 3 decades still swear by them and also HGH Human Growth Hormone. I’d like to see more research into them and a change to the laws.

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Recognize this NYC Law Site ???

6 01 2009

360815602_fef556ef4d_mThis is the rotunda for the New York Supreme Court of course !!! I like it when there is no one around… it kind of feels like I own the place.





Back in Action

5 01 2009
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I was on blogging vacation recently. My holiday lasted about 6 weeks. This blog has around 50 posts in the last 6 monts. Most of it has been stuff I wanted to get off my chest. I’m going to try to take it a little more seriously for 4 to 6 weeks and see if I can pick up some readers for my rants. I love the subject… there are tons of absurd laws. I learned with web building I had to work on all my pictures first… if I did a few pictures and then some code I found it hard to get back into Photoshop to make more pics and then go back into Dreamweaver to make more pages and so forth. So now I’m putting 10 pictures away for future posting and I’ll see how it goes.  Cheers !!

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Something Funny Just Happened

5 01 2009
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My last blog post disappeared. Now I have a couple older posts that I would actually want to see disappear but this is very strnge. Maybe becasue I have not psoted in 6 weeks the blog is giving me heartburn.





President Elect Obama – Congratulations Sir !!

14 11 2008
Barack Obama

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On a campaign well run and good luck with your new job !! From everyone who has supported and contributed to this blog I know it is fair to speak in unison that we all wish you good luck and good health as you try to guide our nation and our world to better times. Thank You !!!

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Sidetracked by an awesome video – sorry !!

21 10 2008

Too good Not to post. This is from a blogger in South Australia and it is an advertisement for Australian Tourism. With all the political NOISE in the US now it is actually perfect for fleeing the coop and heading down under.





Real Law in the United States

21 04 2008

You can hire a so called “good lawyer” if you want and of course they all “know the law”.  But my suggestion to you is to try to find and hire a “great lawyer” because a great lawyer “knows the judge” (and plays golf with him at their club).

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