His Royal "High"ness Prince Harry

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Postby nicola » Sun Jan 13, 2002 11:00 am

Not sure if this belongs in General Chat, or if there's a lot to say about it, but I wondered what people's opinions were about this whole ordeal with Prince Harry.<P>Personally I actually think it's been dealt with pretty well by Charles etc- not too overdramatic, yet they've dealt with it as a real problem.<P>What I did find a bit gay is the way all the papers are like "apparently, he's drunk alcohol!!!". For crying out loud, of course he has. All the royals are complete alcoholics anyway.
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Postby clarice » Sun Jan 13, 2002 4:38 pm

so true, nic ... i hate the way a member of the royal family taking drugs or even (shock!) drinking alcohol is bigger news than a child 5 years younger doing the same thing. <P>but yeah, the way the royals're reacting to a load of tabloids finding out (ie. we knew about it, and its an old problem which has been sorted) is sensible.<P>to be fair though, i don't really care what the royals're up to. i'm sorry harry's got a drugs problem, but in the same way that loads of kids his (should i say our) age have. they're emphasising that its him, not that its someone of his age. <P>
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Postby macca » Sun Jan 13, 2002 6:55 pm

i know far bigger dope fiends/alcoholics than him and they don't get front page headlines. life is so unfair Image
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Postby macca » Mon Jan 14, 2002 11:33 pm

more importantly was he using a spliff, a bong, or pipe?
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Postby clarice » Tue Jan 15, 2002 12:49 am

you're er ... cool, macca.
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Postby kjeevah » Fri Apr 19, 2002 2:47 am

hes filthy rich. he was using a vapouriser.
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Postby macca » Mon Apr 22, 2002 1:18 pm

wouldn't it be funny if it turned out that none of it actually happened, and he was just lying to try and 'relate' to the youth of the nation?

but on a more serious note - i was just wondering what % of the youth (eg. 0 - 25 yrs old) have tried illegal drugs?
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Postby kjeevah » Tue Apr 23, 2002 1:20 am

well, including underage drinking.. i would say in the 90%s... and thats only the people that would admit to it.
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Postby Archie » Tue Apr 23, 2002 9:19 pm

According to the Observer Drugs Uncovered supliement in the 16-24 age group 51% of people have tried an illegal drug... Of which 83% have taken cannabis, 27% ecstasy, 25% speed, 22% lsd, 22% cocaine, 21% mushrooms, 7% crack, 4% ketamine and 4% heroin...

Of those who had ever taken drugs (in the entire age range), 48% still do occasionally...
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Postby Jane » Wed Apr 24, 2002 11:42 am

i don't see the appeal of ketamine at all
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Postby Archie » Wed Apr 24, 2002 3:34 pm

Well, that's probably why it's about as popular as heroin. Having said that, it's only an anesthetic. It makes you numb, or, if you take enough, is meant to separate you from reality, which is basically the idea behind most drugs anyway. And it's reasonably safe generally from what I hear.
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Postby Jane » Wed Apr 24, 2002 4:17 pm

I'll just never forget seeing that really scary bloke who'd taken it - remember clarice? if that's what safe drugs do, i'm really not up for the dangerous ones!
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Postby Archie » Wed Apr 24, 2002 4:42 pm

Safe as in... it generally won't kill you if you don't take too much, it's not addictive, you're not injecting it, it doesn't cause cancer... etc. etc.
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Postby agirl » Wed Apr 24, 2002 8:01 pm

and it's made for horses. sounds great.
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Postby Archie » Wed Apr 24, 2002 8:19 pm

Well, strictly speaking Ketamine is normally produced for animals, not humans. It was formerly used for human surgery, but it was replaced by safer drugs.
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Postby agirl » Wed Apr 24, 2002 8:25 pm

i always classed horses as animals, but then i thought cucumber was a vegetable....
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Postby kjeevah » Wed Apr 24, 2002 10:31 pm

a horse is a virus, didnt you know?

ketamine is a dissociative anaesthetic, basically separating your mind from your body - take a bit and youll be stumbling aorund the place uncoordinated and generally wierd, take lots and youll just be on the floor majorly fucked up. cool eh?

i saw some african vet program a few months ago when they gave a monkey ketamine to operate on its thumb.. the look on his face.. i've sen so many people looking exactly the same slumped around the local drug-club with their eyelids twiching
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Postby Archie » Wed Apr 24, 2002 10:45 pm

Must've been one happy monkey...
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