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Forum: Current Affairs 19-Feb-2018, 16:57
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Posted By leady
Any discussion of medicine that starts with "the...

Any discussion of medicine that starts with "the Victorians used it", triggers my nonsense detectors. What can I say? If someone buries good science under a pile of turd then I'm not going to see it....
Forum: Current Affairs 19-Feb-2018, 16:36
Replies: 292
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Posted By leady
Because call me a dismissive git, but if research...

Because call me a dismissive git, but if research paper doesn't at least state

"we were testing X for result Y. We used a sample size of Z and our findings were Qberts" as a blurb, it looks like...
Forum: Current Affairs 19-Feb-2018, 16:33
Replies: 292
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Posted By leady
yeah i'm not really sold on those either, but at...

yeah i'm not really sold on those either, but at least there are some studies...

and giving amphetamines to kids, that's another horror show
Forum: Current Affairs 19-Feb-2018, 16:32
Replies: 292
Views: 4,919
Posted By leady
You have no evidence that its even the THC...

You have no evidence that its even the THC without a real scientific study. Could be home environment if they are traveling to Holland to get it for example

Its not even unusual for kids to "get...
Forum: Current Affairs 19-Feb-2018, 16:24
Replies: 292
Views: 4,919
Posted By leady
Not quite sure I want to spend $30 to read the...

Not quite sure I want to spend $30 to read the rest based on that opening blurb...


Pointing out what should be obvious is that clearly no one knows what the long term effects of a kid taking THC...
Forum: Current Affairs 19-Feb-2018, 15:59
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Posted By leady
no I mean a proper study, across a real sample...

no I mean a proper study, across a real sample size that shows a physical effect significantly above the baseline of a placebo, then coupled with a comparison for efficacy vs existing treatments,...
Forum: Current Affairs 19-Feb-2018, 15:40
Replies: 292
Views: 4,919
Posted By leady
which comes back to the medical evidence...

which comes back to the medical evidence argument, and no the parents anecdote doesn't count. There needs to be actual proof that its better than real epilepsy medication.
Forum: Current Affairs 19-Feb-2018, 15:05
Replies: 292
Views: 4,919
Posted By leady
I'm not sold on the "getting left behind"...

I'm not sold on the "getting left behind" argument, there is after all no barrier to catching up whenever. I just don't think its unreasonable to want physical evidence of a proven medicinal effect...
Forum: Current Affairs 19-Feb-2018, 14:01
Replies: 292
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Posted By leady
I'm specifically talking the use of THC in...

I'm specifically talking the use of THC in medicines rather than the US version of the debate.

Also studies that don't rely on patient reporting and something more concrete. I would search, but I...
Forum: Current Affairs 19-Feb-2018, 12:21
Replies: 292
Views: 4,919
Posted By leady
Is there any real research into THC as an actual...

Is there any real research into THC as an actual medicine or is it like I suspect a Flash Gordon solution "you won't forget, you just won't mind remembering", i.e. just being mildly stoned?
Forum: Television & Radio 19-Feb-2018, 10:45
Replies: 2,003
Views: 603,171
Posted By leady
Another up vote for altered carbon - does what...

Another up vote for altered carbon - does what you would expect well even if its a blade runner rip off visually.

Personally the overall plot is too over done, with quite a few reveals that aren't...
Forum: Films 15-Feb-2018, 00:13
Replies: 2,532
Views: 192,548
Posted By leady
Black Panther - 5/10 ok ish about on par with...

Black Panther - 5/10 ok ish about on par with thor 2 I'd say
Forum: Current Affairs 14-Feb-2018, 17:30
Replies: 970
Views: 16,834
Posted By leady
to be completely correct you would only take the...

to be completely correct you would only take the 35% of taxation from that 448bn :)

but yes I think as a country we take decisions every so often that swings GDP that much (predictively and in...
Forum: Current Affairs 14-Feb-2018, 16:59
Replies: 970
Views: 16,834
Posted By leady
well once you get past the excitement, the...

well once you get past the excitement, the predictions are something like 16% in lost growth over the next 20 years, which may not be a great idea on paper but its definitely in the Ok ish territory...
Forum: Current Affairs 14-Feb-2018, 16:31
Replies: 970
Views: 16,834
Posted By leady
I think the sum total of Brexit is and will be a...

I think the sum total of Brexit is and will be a mild impact with lots of anger on both sides across a whole spectrum of issues. People are excitable because its self inflicted rather than standard...
Forum: Current Affairs 14-Feb-2018, 15:43
Replies: 970
Views: 16,834
Posted By leady
much softer being of course an order of magnitude...

much softer being of course an order of magnitude lower than the UK and with an extremely difficult path to citizenship
Forum: Current Affairs 14-Feb-2018, 11:52
Replies: 292
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Posted By leady
Our government can't spend Dutch, German or...

Our government can't spend Dutch, German or French money unfortunately unlike Poland
Forum: Current Affairs 14-Feb-2018, 11:08
Replies: 292
Views: 4,919
Posted By leady
I'm a big fan of foreign governments subsiding...

I'm a big fan of foreign governments subsiding stuff for me :)
Forum: Current Affairs 14-Feb-2018, 10:56
Replies: 292
Views: 4,919
Posted By leady
so its paid for through general inflation which...

so its paid for through general inflation which is nice and regressive

prices, revenues, service and cost all become a political football with all the delivery chaos that entails (just like the good...
Forum: Current Affairs 12-Feb-2018, 11:08
Replies: 292
Views: 4,919
Posted By leady
Id love to understand what problems...

Id love to understand what problems nationalisation is intended to solve. The only instances it sort of makes sense is for scale infrastructure changes, which at the moment mostly fall into national...
Forum: Current Affairs 09-Feb-2018, 15:35
Replies: 292
Views: 4,919
Posted By leady
There are loads of things you could do with the...

There are loads of things you could do with the NHS, retaining the overall principle but improving efficiency.

Most elective surgery for example I'd be outsourcing to eastern Europe
Explicit rather...
Forum: Current Affairs 09-Feb-2018, 14:50
Replies: 292
Views: 4,919
Posted By leady
Its alright and pretty cheap for what it does...

Its alright and pretty cheap for what it does (though I suspect the direct comparisons are hard). Generally the German and French systems are better (though filled with evil private top ups) and if I...
Forum: Current Affairs 07-Feb-2018, 11:41
Replies: 970
Views: 16,834
Posted By leady
Those dark skinned Indo-European settlers from...

Those dark skinned Indo-European settlers from the Basque region of Spain, coming over here taking our deer and rabbits!
Forum: Current Affairs 06-Feb-2018, 16:30
Replies: 292
Views: 4,919
Posted By leady
Ironically it does practically everywhere bar the...

Ironically it does practically everywhere bar the UK. I don't think we have any statutes of limitation at all on serious crimes
Forum: Current Affairs 06-Feb-2018, 16:27
Replies: 1,702
Views: 35,194
Posted By leady
Do you really want Trump to tweet that the stock...

Do you really want Trump to tweet that the stock market fall is due to his success in wage growth driving inflation concerns :)

because even I admit that's how he would phrase it - too much winning...
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