Stop pumping up anti-steroid politics

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    Stop pumping up anti-steroid politics

    State doesn't need empty gestures against substance few teens use

    State senators are poised to vote and let Michiganians know that they, like their House colleagues, don't like steroids near schools. But they are wasting taxpayer time and money on meaningless gestures against a substance that few teen-agers are abusing.

    It is already illegal in Michigan for school employees and volunteers to encourage the use of steroids. But the House has approved legislation to ban individuals 18 and older from possessing steroids within 1,000 feet of public school property or a park, with the stipulation that school offenders get five times the amount of prison time as other steroids possessors.

    In addition, the House wants to prohibit public school students who are found to use steroids or certain dietary supplements from participating in school athletics. Why? Schools should decide eligibility requirements for school sports.

    Interestingly, while the Michigan High School Athletic Association condemns the use of steroids and says it is one of the worst forms of cheating, it says other substances and behaviors are far more physically harmful to student-athletes, including sexually transmitted diseases and obesity.

    Schools can't find steroid use without testing. State Sen. Michael Switalski, D-Roseville, has proposed testing for statewide athletic tournaments that would be paid for with a $1 surcharge on tickets. That bill has gone nowhere and for good reason.

    Testing is expensive. It can be easily fooled by cheaters. And very few students actually use the substance, according to the University of Michigan's annual national drug survey.

    In fact, the use of steroids has been declining as the substance has been stigmatized and students have learned about its harmful side effects.

    It's easy to be against something in a political game of meaningless gestures. But legislation has a cost, as even the House recognized when it opposed including private schools in the proposed sports participation ban. The Legislature should work on real problems, not refereeing high school sports.

    Editorial from The Detroit News
    http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll...606070307/1008

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    Nice to see somebody see's what chumps theyre being played for, with all this unnecessary legislative nonsense.
    I posted a review of the article on the site.
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    Just another example of politicians thinking that they know what's wrong with public schools and spending money un-wisely. Schools need better equipment, instructional tools, qualified educators, and wise administrators NOT steroid testing.

    BTW, meth, ecstasy, and junk food are much bigger problems in schools then steroids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Warrior
    Just another example of politicians thinking that they know what's wrong with public schools and spending money un-wisely. Schools need better equipment, instructional tools, qualified educators, and wise administrators NOT steroid testing.

    BTW, meth, ecstasy, and junk food are much bigger problems in schools then steroids.
    Wait until you read this one then:

    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/news-...ighlight=coach
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    Yeah I allready posted a couple times in that one. That was most disturbing to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahright
    That's really extreme My coach would have probably been considered the anti-christ since we'd take protein shakes, BCAA's, creatine, or Ripped Fuel (w/ephedra) and he wouldn't even give us a speech on how bad it is to stack these things LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Warrior
    That's really extreme My coach would have probably been considered the anti-christ since we'd take protein shakes, BCAA's, creatine, or Ripped Fuel (w/ephedra) and he wouldn't even give us a speech on how bad it is to stack these things LOL

    WHAT!!!!?????? You guys used DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS to improve your health and performance!!!!!!!?????!!!!!

    YOU MONSTER!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Warrior
    That's really extreme My coach would have probably been considered the anti-christ since we'd take protein shakes, BCAA's, creatine, or Ripped Fuel (w/ephedra) and he wouldn't even give us a speech on how bad it is to stack these things LOL
    Time to call the Washington Post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahright
    Time to call the Washington Post.
    Hey they can say that we we're exploited children and then try to ban all performance enhancing supplements in order to stop this form of child exploitation
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    It's a sad day when INNOCENT CHILDREN are using DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS that have been SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN to be safe and healthy JUST to get a competetive advantage. Tsk, Tsk. What is the universe coming to. I mean I thought terrorism, war, poverty and racism were bad, but CLEARLY this supplement issue requires the full attention and FULL FURY of the US government. It's an epidemic. Not like that silly obesity, drunk driving related deaths and cancer silliness. Nope, CLEARLY healthy dietary supplements in schools are a FAR greater threat to society........clearly.
    Especially since there's soooooooooooooo much evidence of the health ramifications of healthy dietary supplements. Not zero. Not zero evidence at all...........Nope.
  

  
 

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