posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 12:13 PM
Bottom line, Caffeine is a drug. However, it is socially embraced and therefore, OK! They (Monster, Red Bull, Rock Star, blah blah blah) sponsor
events attended and geared towards the 10-18 demographic like the X-Games. They sell shirts, hats, shoes and pants. They give away stickers, key
chains, flashlights and bandanas. I work in SF and we recently had the Dew Tour in all it's glory, for 16 days (actually still going on me thinks),
right in front of the public library. What is right out in front of the entrance? Hot chicks in bikinis ( up until this week, is has actually been
warm in the city) handing out free "They" drinks, to KIDS cutting school to go see their heroes in action, who happen to be wearing "They" shirts,
riding "They" skateboards and bikes and drinking WATER from "They" sponsored squeeze bottles.
Anyone remember the old beer commercials? Hamm's used to have a cartoon bear that rode on a raft in a river, drinking beer with other cartoon
animals. Bud had Spud's Macenzie, the beer drinking, chic magnet dog. Damn that thing was cute! Someone somewhere had an epiphany "Hey, these
commercials look like kids would like them. Wait, I have kids! Screw that!" and eventually had the beer industry change at least SOME of their ad
The unfortunate part is that a child, maybe children, had to die in order for this problem to reach everyone.
Caffeine doses of 200 mg or higher can cause unpleasant symptoms including nausea, headache, and irregular heartbeat, while dose of 750 - 1000 mg
can cause severe toxic symptoms. Severe caffeine intoxication can result in nausea, vomiting, anxiety, tremor, seizures, tachycardia, dysrhythmias,
hypotension, hypokalemia, and metabolic acidosis. Several fatalities resulting from caffeine overdose have been documented, but they are extremely
rare relative to its widespread use. In the case of a massive caffeine overdose, vomiting often protects against fatal poisoning, but some deaths have
still resulted. Fatal dose range in humans is believed to be between 3 - 20 grams, approximately the amount of caffeine found in 20 - 130 cups of
drip coffee or 15-100 common caffeine tablets (200 mg each). Blood caffeine levels greater than 80 ug/mL have been associated with death, but data is
limited. It is difficult to ingest such high levels of caffeine accidentally, and many of the documented fatalities appear to be suicide attempts
involving the ingestion of a large number of caffeine pills.
HOLY CRAP PEOPLE! Let your kids know! Email your heroes and tell them what they are propagating! This crap call KILL!