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[–] 6double5321 [S] 4 points 5 points (+9|-4) ago 

Some kid just posted this rant, but with pot filling in all the places I've changed to straightedge. I just made it into the flipside of his argument.

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[–] CIA_KILLED_JFK 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

what are you talking about markers?

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[–] FuttsMcButts 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Not trying to provoke you or anyone else but isn't straightedge just not doing any substances? unless they're preaching constantly at your habits how does that bother anyone?

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[–] TimberWolfAlpha 1 point 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

That's what most people these days think of, but "straight edge" has some very violent roots in punk culture that are VERY aggressive towards people who partake of intoxicants. it's not just "you do your thing, I'll do mine"

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[–] SpiceRunner 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Hasn't punk always been very you do your thing and I'll do mine, but fuck you for it?

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[–] 6double5321 [S] 4 points 1 point (+5|-4) ago 

Shh. you'll ruin the voat goat circlejerk.

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[–] 123_456 ago 

Yeah, straight edge is about not doing any drugs, alcohol, or smoke. That's pretty much it. Well, some Christians include not having premarital sex. Other than that, this is what it is. Not sure why that's rant inducing.

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[–] FuttsMcButts ago 

Someone posted context, OP is poking fun at someone else's views by using the same argument but replacing what irked the original with straight edge

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[–] Bananassassin 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I smoke pretty regularly and live in a state where it's legal. I get the other guy's point about the weed culture. It is kind of annoying and VERY childish. That said, I think it's foolish to lump all weed smokers together as being part of that culture. The people I smoke with are very similar to me: late 20's/early 30's, we all have pretty great jobs, half of us are engaged/married...it's had no discernible impact on our ability to function in society and it's a nice way to unwind. Plus no hangover!

With the crazy amount of people who smoke these days trying to put a one size fits all umbrella over the weed smoking community is like trying to say all people who drive a Toyota Camry are exactly the same. It's just silly.

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[–] TheDude2 ago 

Smoke all you want, just keep the smoke and smell to yourself please.

Can you vape weed or something in public?

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[–] Bananassassin 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Smoking weed in public is still illegal and I don't do it anyhow. Perfectly content to just smoke at my home or friends' homes.

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[–] TheRogueScholar 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Yeah, because going out getting wasted, and making a public nuisance of yourself is so much less disgusting.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/new-years-eve-2015-13-7102495

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/12077199/A-heavy-night-New-Years-Eve-revellers-in-pictures.html

I'm not against people drinking alcohol or using anything else in moderation, but quite frankly, far too many people abuse it and cannot conceive of social interactions without being inebriated in some manner. It is unfortunate that people are unable to form genuine connections and relationships with other people without using some drug or another as the catalyst.

I think the world in general would be better served if we all viewed it with a clear mind, and as I said above, I'm no advocate of prohibition of any kind. It's just sad to see that reality is so depressing and people feel so disconnected and powerless to shape it in any meaningful way, that they choose to check out instead and pursue solely hedonistic and/or more destructive pursuits. Truth and Knowledge are the finest stimulants the mind can ever know, and it's no wonder that cultures of the past sought to know them so intently, giving rise to the many mystery schools of antiquity. I fear that we have access to so much information these days, that most people are simply unable to differentiate between what is important and what is useless background noise. Of course this is also, sadly, by design.

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[–] 6double5321 [S] 2 points 0 points (+2|-2) ago 

most people are simply unable to differentiate between what is important and what is useless background noise.

This post is the background noise. I don't much care if people are stoners or edge. I usually just stir up nonsense on this site. Thank you for the well thought out response. I found some crazy straight edged guy who is butthurt about the thread. haha :-) Sorry the drunks are so bad near you.

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[–] 123_456 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I don't consider myself straight edge, but what's wrong with clean living, and feeling good about your body? If you ask me, most people need to stop filling their bodies with drugs, and numbing their senses. Be sober. Be aware. Or not. It's up to you. But I don't get angry about either.

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[–] 6double5321 [S] 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

There's nothing wrong with that. I posted this more in humor than anger. I just changed a few words, the reposted with a different title. :-) The OP really went on a rant.

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[–] pacman2000 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

How many straight edgers does it take to finish a case of beer? One if no one is looking.

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[–] Firevine 1 point 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

I personally do not partake in drugs or alcohol, but holy shit, "straight edge" people annoy the fuck out of me, even if I am "straight edge" myself. It's not my business what you do with your life. The years I spent vegetarian, people would apologize for eating meat around me, and would be surprised that I didn't give a shit about what they did.

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[–] 6double5321 [S] 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

Found the mature adult ^^^^^

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[–] TimberWolfAlpha 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

as I said in the other thread:

I find both chronic overindulgence in, and crafting your life around an intoxicant, rather unsavory. At the same time, I find the other end of the spectrum, complete straight-edge abstinence equally distasteful. I dislike how both sides seem to have an undue interest in converting others to their 'side'

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[–] 6double5321 [S] 2 points 1 point (+3|-2) ago 

That's kind of why I posted this. I'm not invested in either side of the argument, but it's bullshit when people start with the "Fuck that other clique, cause it's not my clique and disgusts me," shit.

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[–] TimberWolfAlpha 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

*fistbump*

I think it's the selfrighteousness that really gets me. It's never just "I have no desire to consume X and experience that" those people are already quietly minding their own business. It's only the ones who believe it makes them a better person who get up on a soapbox, because if people don't SEE you being such a paragon, what's the point?

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