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InspectorKojak
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Posted: 2004-06-24 10:48
That's why you have to learn fast ;-)

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Johnny
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Posted: 2004-06-24 10:57

Smiley

Cigar smoking is just one of many things for which I have no talent whatsoever. I can't help myself: I just inhale a lungful every time! D'oh!

 


FDAXHunter
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Posted: 2004-06-24 11:01
Practice Johnny... practice. I'm sure you'll get the hang of it eventually.

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Johnny
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Posted: 2004-06-24 11:04
Do you smoke cigars fdax? Somehow I would find that surprising ...

FDAXHunter
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Posted: 2004-06-24 11:22

No cigars I'm afraid, but I hit my home-build pipe every now and then...


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PanzerMeyer


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Posted: 2004-06-24 12:32

Since my dad died of lung cancer, I have no problem in not smoking. However i know some people whose parents are doctors: they send their kids to hospitals to see what someone with a lung or throat cancer looks like.... it s the same stuff as sending kids to see disabled people after a night of drinking and driving

 

 


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Mela
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Posted: 2004-06-24 12:42
It's more or less my take on drinking: Both my grandfathers and my uncle were/are alcoholic. I don't think I'd ever want to lose control in that way.

tripitaka


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Posted: 2004-06-24 13:07

Since my dad died of lung cancer, I have no problem in not smoking. However i know some people whose parents are doctors: they send their kids to hospitals to see what someone with a lung or throat cancer looks like.... it s the same stuff as sending kids to see disabled people after a night of drinking and driving

but the majority of doctors i know who are about my age (20's) smoke themselves, and usually drink shed loads too.

I met a guy at a party once who claimed that he'd done some research on drinking amongst doctors from med students all the way through their career, but the findings were so bad the GMC or whoever were burying them

 

 


PanzerMeyer


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Posted: 2004-06-24 14:34
yeah funny cos the most crazy parties in France (apart from Nonius') are generally medic students.

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chiral3
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Posted: 2004-06-24 14:36
In NYC about two years ago a paper reported that some large percentage of doc's in there 20's smoke.  They did it to stay awake on 24 hour shifts.

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RFMontraz
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Posted: 2004-06-24 14:50
Humans (me included) are funny. Pretty common the story of the heavy smoker who coughes heavily, goes to the doctor and is diagnosed with cancer. Even if it's way too late he quits smoking immediately and curses himself. Subsequently the doctor calls him back, apologizes, explains the mix-up in the analysis, no cancer. So what does the guy do? Starts smoking again, of course...

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LondonPete


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Posted: 2004-06-24 15:02
Excuse my ignorance, but how does smoking keep you awake?  I thought the effects lasted about 2 minutes?

You might very well think that, I couldn't possibly comment.

Nonius
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Posted: 2004-06-24 15:04

When the crack wears down, you smoke another rock.  oh, we were talking about ciggies?


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Arroway
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Posted: 2004-06-24 15:26
James, I always thought seminary implied Catholic, but lately I've met a couple people who've "done seminary" that are not Catholic.  They are Christian though.  So, it just got me wondering.

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James
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Posted: 2004-06-24 17:32

"Seminary" has a confussing history as a term for higher education in the USA. Lots of women's colleges, for example, were once called "Womens Seminary", i.e. "Northern Mississippi Womens Seminary."

Seminary of course comes from the word meaning 'seed' and seed-planting is the idea.

Many Protestant graduate schools of theology are instead called 'Divinity School.' This has to do with the Protestant idea of 'perfection' being made already, and education in Divinity, knowledge of that perfection, the goal.

Seminary has an idea of the Holy Spirit making you more perfect in the process, in Catholic theology (Church Militant, expectant, triumphant, Purgatory, expiation of sin, etc. etc.). The idea here is holiness is a process. In some Protestant theology, Holiness is already perfectly there, so no need to 'inseminate.'

In addition, 'Seminary' was a term widely used, and kept with Catholics, so Protestant's started using other terms. Hence 'Harvard Divinity School' rather than 'Harvard Seminary,' since this was (originally) a Congregationalist school (now mostly Unitarian-Universalist).

Seminary still is used by those denominations that have a linkage, real or supposed, to apostolic succession.

More than you wanted to know. I went to Berkely Theological Seminary, the Episcopal Seminary that is now part of Yale Divinity School, and then another seminary I won't name, since a scandle errupted there a few years after I left, involving one of the reasons I left. Sad.


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Arroway
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Posted: 2004-06-24 18:53
Thanks, James, that is actually very interesting.  Sorry to disturb your commentary on cigarettes!

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Posted: 2004-06-24 21:38

I used to smoke and exercise nearly simultaneously (do a set, kick a butt, lather rinse repeat).  The thought was that like Bruce Lee training underwater, I could get some form of lung resistance and really kick ass when I didn't have a cigarette in my mouth.  It mostly resulted in all of my workout clothes having burn marks.  I would also have 3 hour workouts with about 1 hour of exercise.  Anyone else here into getting high and going to the gym or for a long distance run.  I think I'm going to start that back up. 

 


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chiral3
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Posted: 2004-06-24 22:36
When I used to do remote climbs or high altitude stuff that required a long approach I used to burn a sasquatch for the long shlog in.

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hankkessler
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Posted: 2020-12-08 13:39
I think it would be very difficult for you to do because I tried it many times. Well, now, I am addicted to vaping, and for the best results, I use the ovns jc01 pods which is replacement cartridges for OVNS JC01 vaping system.
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