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The Caffeine Conspiracy

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posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 02:08 AM
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So, this stuff is in everything. Coke, Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Coffee.

Personally, I think the national dependency on Caffeine is quite hypocritical, all things considered.
A stimulant drug, considered legal, and acceptable. Other stimulant drugs are unacceptable. Pretty funny when you think about it;. One gets you arrest for ten years, one is worth ten dollars a pound. Strange.

It all starts with Nixon, under a scheme to monopolize health care. But little did he care that decades later it would be used to justify biochemical tyranny.

Such is life in America.
Our soul is being soulen from us by corporate terrorists.




posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 02:13 AM
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The caffeine debate predates Nixon by a few years.



posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 02:13 AM
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Fascinating.

The Nixon connection is intriguing .....

Can you elaborate ?



posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 02:21 AM
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Nixon presided over the Controlled Substances Act and the formation of the DEA.



posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 02:25 AM
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But little did he care that decades later it would be used to justify biochemical tyranny.

Don't go rocking that caffeine boat now. Its the only drug I got left.



posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 06:34 AM
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Originally posted by Hefficide
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Nixon presided over the Controlled Substances Act and the formation of the DEA.


At least Nixon wasn't a crook...


I to find it fascinating the caffeine has been so engrained into western culture. I would say caffeine has become a dependance for some.

Caffeine, a stimulant, toxin and natural herbicide all in one. Still, I could not imagine starting my day without a cup.



posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 06:42 AM
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I don't think the caffeine thing is nearly as bad as the sugar thing.
Both caffeine and sugar are addicting, but sugar is more so.
And sugar is snuck into everything processed, but caffeine isn't.
Sugar is an inflammatory ... and inflammation is a known cause of cancer.
Caffeine actually has some medical benefits ... when not taken to the extreme.



posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 06:47 AM
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Next they'll try and take Bacon.



posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 06:51 AM
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That's heresy.



posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 09:27 AM
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You should really look into WHY other stimulant drugs aren't acceptable. Forego an Internet search and make a trip to your local university or more specifically the closest med school and talk with the pharmacology department.

Now if you'll excuse me I need to finish making my espresso using Water Joe.



posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 10:11 AM
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Next they'll try and take Bacon.


From my cold dead hands.



posted on Aug, 14 2013 @ 10:26 PM
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I wonder how much bacon the original, primordial pig had. Not much, probably.

We live in a world where the worst, most atavistic ingredients are made readily available, and easily accessible, and people wonder what's wrong with us.



posted on Aug, 14 2013 @ 10:41 PM
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I think you are confused. Bacon is a way a portion of the animal is prepared. You can get bacon from a domestic pig or a wild boar.

Bacon



posted on Aug, 14 2013 @ 11:13 PM
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You're right, there are genuine reasons that some stimulants are illegal, but most of these drugs share common characteristics to caffeine such as being physically addictive.



posted on Aug, 18 2013 @ 05:03 PM
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Originally posted by twfau
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You're right, there are genuine reasons that some stimulants are illegal, but most of these drugs share common characteristics to caffeine such as being physically addictive.


Not my point. You're referring (mostly) to receptor up regulation and down regulation. And you're correct that that exists, but again, not my point.



posted on Aug, 18 2013 @ 05:11 PM
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Ah...caffeine...the true "performance enhancing drug."

I want the legislators who outlawed PED's to put away their coffee in the morning...maybe then, we can be spared more typewritten bull cookies emanating from their corridors...



posted on Aug, 20 2013 @ 10:56 PM
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We've got a very hypocritical legal system, don't we?

You know left hand and right hand? Love and hate? Well, the whole drug war, fight against that whole "Reduction of Ephedra" thing, it's a real laugh.

You ever hear of Vick's inhalers? They contain a little chemical called levodesoxyephedrine. Well, it's the left hand of meth. Doesn't cross the blood brain barrier. Makes you fail a drug test, sure as shooting, but it's over the counter. Ain't that a laugh.

It ain't illegal if Big Pharma does it. They're allowed to sell all the drugs they want. Coca Cola can refine all the "Coca Leaf Extract" they want, whatever that it. It's certainly not coc aine...



posted on Aug, 20 2013 @ 10:58 PM
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You're right it's addicting and me thinks that's why businesses want it legal. So they can keep the customers who buy their product.



posted on Aug, 20 2013 @ 11:37 PM
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Back in the days if you drank coffee..they would kill you. Today its legal. Confusing world.



posted on Aug, 20 2013 @ 11:50 PM
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I'm not giving up my coffee
I don't drink dew or coke much anymore, maybe two cans a year.



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