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      Trapped
       
      Hello my friends. JimmiJo here. I am joined by my partner; Spaceman Spiff. Together we will bring you the sights and sounds of today's match between the Washington Redskins and San Francisco 49ers. 
       
      This game has all the markings of the classic 'trap' game. The Washington Redskins are hosted an 0-5 San Francisco 49ers; a squad desperate for a win.
       
      The Redskins don't fare well is such games, if history if any game. No, not actual history; but history according to Pappas. I remember witnessing an 0-5 Titans leave with a win. I recall Washington allowing Detroit, who were hosting 18-straight losses, to get well.
       
      Bingo!
       
      But we must consider this Redskins' team is a different deal. These guys are playing with an attitude.
       
      Having Josh Norman out hurts. But it looks like Trent Williams is active and we will see if he starts (betcha he does).
       
      Stand by...
       
      Inactives
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 20 RB Rob Kelley
      o   No. 22 S Deshazor Everett
      o   No. 24 CB Josh Norman
      o   No. 40 LB Josh Harvey-Clemons
      o   No. 72 DL Anthony Lanier II
      o   No. 79 T Ty Nsekhe
      o   No. 87 TE Jeremy Sprinkle
       
      No. 25 Chris Thompson is expected to start in place of Kelley at running back.
      No. 35 Montae Nicholson is expected to start in place of Everett at safety.
      No. 47 Quinton Dunbar is expected to start in place of Norman at cornerback.
       
      The 49ers declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 10 WR Kendrick Bourne
      o   No. 20 CB Leon Hall
      o   No. 27 DB Dexter McCoil
      o   No. 44 FB Kyle Juszczyk
      o   No. 56 LB Reuben Foster
      o   No. 62 OL Erik Magnuson
      o   No. 97 LB Dekoda Watson
       
      Keys to the Game
       
      Punch them in the mouth early. Use the run to set up play-action. Disruptive pressure on defense. Win the turnover battle.
       
      Here's to a good game with no injuries. 
       
      Follow along in-game on Twitter @Skinscast. 
       
      Half
       
      Redskins are doing well, dominating all statistical categories. But the let down at the end of the game resulted in at least a 4-point giveaway. FOr the second straight game, individual players on the defense are finding ways to extend drive.
       
      Kirk Cousins finished the half 15-for-21 for 201-yards, 2 touchdowns and an interception and a 130.55 rating.
       
      For San Francisco, disarray is the word of the day. Brian Hoyer has been benched for C.J. Beathard, grandson to Bobby Beathard. Beathard just found a way to get 7 on the board.
       
      The 49ers get the ball to start the half. 
       
      JimmiJo
       
      They just had to make it interesting.
       
      After a fairly domination first 28-minutes of the game, things changed for the Washington Redskins. Washington was holding a comfortable 17-0 lead when the San Francisco 49ers sent rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard in the game.
       
      All he did was march the team down for a touchdown at the end of the half.
       
      He then led a field goal drive to start the second half, and then a touchdown following Vernon Davis’ fumble.
       
      That tied the game tied at 17. Redskins fans were dismayed, but hardly surprised.
       
      Washington woke up in the fourth quarter; adding a field goal to go up three, and then another six on a Kirk Cousins read-option scamper.
       
      It was a bad omen when kicker Dustin Hopkins missed the extra point.
       
      Cousins finished the day 25-of-37 for 330-yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception with a quarterback rating of 102.3.
       
      Concern turned to nightmare when Beathard hit a wide open (and former Redskins receiver) Aldrick Robinson for a touchdown. Robinson was the beneficiary of a blown coverage that left him running free to the end zone, pulling San Francisco within 2.
       
      The niners would get another chance with under 2-minutes to play. Lacking timeouts, they made a run for it; advancing the ball to midfield before a penalties and dropped balls started to catch up to them.
       
      On the final meaningful play of the game, Kendall Fuller reached up and grabbed the interception to put away the game.
       
      Head Coach Jay Gruden said after the game something to the effect that it is a good sign when a team is not too happy when they get a win. That guys would find stuff not to like about the game.
       
      One writer told me he thought this meant the team is maturing.  I thought it meant that knew the 49ers stink and it should never have been so close.
       
      There was plenty not to like about this game. Surrendering a 17-point lead. Stupid personal fouls to give up first downs. Horrendous officiating.
       
      And once again, injuries.
       
      Bashaud Breelend is going to an MRI tomorrow to discover the extent of his knee problems.
       
      Gruden said Breeland will have an MRI Monday. Defensive Lineman Jonathan Allen suffered a foot-sprain. Montae Nicholson has a shoulder injury. Stefan McClure a knee sprain and Fabian Moreau hamstring tightness.
       
      But a win is a win and Washington will take it as they get ready to travel to Philadelphia for a rematch with the Eagles.
       
      Washington amassed 419 total yards of offense this game. They had 325-net yards passing and 94-yards rushing, with 6-different rushers used. Chris Thompson led all backs with 33 yards.
       
      Thompson finished the day as the leading receiver for the Redskins, totaling 105 yards on 4-receptions. He led a field of 9 different receivers.
      Washington’s defense finished the day with 3 sacks and 1 interception.
       
      Next week Washington faces division-leading Philadelphia Eagles at their place. This is a rematch of the Week 1 loss suffered at FedEx Field. They play Monday night.
       
      We will see you for the next home game.
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

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Mad Mike

Wired - Does Marijuana Make You Stupid?

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Short answer - no.

Does Marijuana Make You Stupid?

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/08/does-marijuana-make-you-stupid/

In popular culture, all it takes is one hit from a bong before people become ridiculously dumb, unable to solve the simplest problems or utter a coherent sentence. Potheads eat a lot and laugh at stupid jokes. The larger worry, of course, is that such damage is enduring and that “smoking dope” permanently impedes learning and memory.

That, at least, has been the collective stereotype for decades. There’s even been some science to back it up, especially when the marijuana use begins at an early age. But now a different answer is beginning to emerge, thanks to an authoritative new study led by Robert Tait at the Australian National University.

Taken together, these studies demonstrate that popular stereotypes of marijuana users are unfair and untrue. While it’s definitely not a good idea to perform a cognitively demanding task (such as driving!) while stoned, smoking a joint probably also won’t lead to any measurable long-term deficits. The Dude, in other words, wasn’t dumb because he inhaled. He was dumb because he was The Dude. (All those White Russians probably didn’t help, either.)

Furthermore, there’s some intriguing evidence that marijuana can actually improve performance on some mental tests. A recent paper by scientists at University College, London looked at a phenomenon called semantic priming. This occurs when the activation of one word allows us to react more quickly to related words. For instance, the word “dog” might lead to decreased reaction times for “cat,” “pet” and “Lassie,” but won’t alter how quickly we react to “chair.”

Interestingly, the scientists found that marijuana seems to induce a state of hyper-priming, in which the reach of semantic priming extends to distantly related concepts. As a result, we hear “dog” and think of nouns that, in more sober circumstances, would seem rather disconnected, such as “leash” or “hair.” This state of hyper-priming helps explain why cannabis has been so often used as a creative fuel, as it seems to make the brain better at detecting those remote associations that lead to radically new ideas.

Interestingly making those "associations that lead to radically new ideas" can still lead to some crazy "put down the bong" ideas. But as the study shows, that's more a reflection of the intelligence of the person than the pot itself. An intelligent person will make intelligent associations. A less intelligent person... not so much.

And oh yeah.... LEGALIZE IT AMERICA! :D

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And oh yeah.... LEGALIZE IT AMERICA! :D

Dude, it's only a matter of time. Yeah people have been saying that since the 70s but it's basically legal in California right now. One of their provisions for acquiring a medical license is "pain," which can mean almost anything. You can walk into a dispensary there and get bags of weed, joints, edibles, drinkables, and anything else weed related in the name of medicine. DC and some other states have legalized it medicinally just with stricter requirements.

Plus at least the last three Presidents have smoked weed before. People know more about it and eventually the lawmakers will be comprised of 90+ percent of people who have at least tried it, and probably a good portion of that who have done it regularly at some point in their lives. These days people talk about it more openly than ever before. I've heard people on the board at my company joke about it, my dad smokes it, I hear people talk about it on the train, etc.

IMO, it's only a matter of time.

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Hey man, to each his own. I'd never touch that stuff.

That's fine. But to call others stupid for their choice is... well... stupid.

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Anyone that tries alcohol is stupid.

Hey man, to each his own. I'd never touch that stuff.

(I don't use either, so I get to be even more ridiculously self righteous than you.... :) )

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Anyone that tries marijuana is stupid.

Bubble Screen, mi amigo, as many stupid posts as you make...really? :)

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Dude, it's only a matter of time. Yeah people have been saying that since the 70s but it's basically legal in California right now. One of their provisions for acquiring a medical license is "pain," which can mean almost anything. You can walk into a dispensary there and get bags of weed, joints, edibles, drinkables, and anything else weed related in the name of medicine.

Yep. And guess what. California still goes to work and does the high tech business it always did. Hasn't changed a thing.

What's more, the people staggering around like hobos, falling in gutters and getting into fights and making asses of themselves in California? Welp, it still is the drunks, same as it ever was.

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Hey man, to each his own. I'd never touch that stuff.

That's a much better post than your first one.

Knowing that I'm getting my legal supply for 3 months delivered to my house and it's three different varieties that I chose out of a dozen is a very good thing. Talk about some fun shopping. :evilg: I look forward to the day when the rest of my peers, who choose to, can enjoy the same.

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In the past when I've been baked I've been capable of the most profound thinking as well as the most idiotic, so personally it's a wash

it depends mostly on company IMO

but the idea of the non-functional, stupid stoner... is stereotype based on people that can't help but make a scene out of themselves... y'all would be amazed how many of the upstanding citizens in your community follow the creed. Teachers, lawyers, soldiers, shop keepers, landscapers, bankers, house wives, professional moms... etc

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When I smoke, I certainly feel less intelligent. That's just me, though. I know for some, it has the opposite effect. Long term though...nah. I rarely smoke during the week and do just fine at my job.

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but the idea of the non-functional, stupid stoner... is stereotype based on people that can't help but make a scene out of themselves... y'all would be amazed how many of the upstanding citizens in your community follow the creed. Teachers, lawyers, soldiers, shop keepers, landscapers, bankers, house wives, professional moms... etc

And - especially - those hard working Silicon Valley engineers and code monkeys. Those guys work 18 hours on complicated tech stuff - and then light up like christmas trees to wind down.

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When I smoke I definitely have more thoughts. Some more creative. So I don't think it makes you stupid at all. If you smoke everyday when you wake up, well yeah then you will become more lazy. Usually stoners have lazy personalities to begin with.

Although I just quit so...this Cali bud is too potent. I go extended period without smoking so now it's like a gigantic wave of THC hits me every time, regardless how many hits I take. Not a good feeling.

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in high school, this girl I knew who was pretty much stoned all hours of the day was valedictorian. I mean she was constantly high

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Marijuana make you lazy.

Another falsehood. I've known pot smokers who were the hardest working people you could ever meet. I'm talking business owners who get up at 5:00 am and work till 7:00 pm. Chances are everyone on this board knows smart, motivated, hardworking people who get high. And if you don't think so, it's probably just because they haven't told you they do.

---------- Post added August-19th-2011 at 06:25 PM ----------

Sorry ... what was the question?

:rotflmao:

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Another falsehood. I've known pot smokers who were the hardest working people you could ever meet. I'm talking business owners who get up at 5:00 am and work till 7:00 pm. Chances are everyone on this board knows smart, motivated, hardworking people who get high. And if you don't think so, it's probably just because they haven't told you they do.

I'm not passing judgment on it's affect on intelligence, but my experience is the opposite of yours. The heavy users were waste of space in high school and almost twenty years later have still yet to get on track.

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Another falsehood. I've known pot smokers who were the hardest working people you could ever meet. I'm talking business owners who get up at 5:00 am and work till 7:00 pm. Chances are everyone on this board knows smart, motivated, hardworking people who get high. And if you don't think so, it's probably just because they haven't told you they do.

Yes, but imagine how much earlier they would get up,how much later they would work and how much smarter, more motivated and hardworking they'd be if they DIDN'T get high.

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I'm not passing judgment on it's affect on intelligence, but my experience is the opposite of yours. The heavy users were waste of space in high school and almost twenty years later have still yet to get on track.

You are confusing correlation with causation.

Lots of lazy people smoke marijuana. Marijuana does not make you lazy.

It's kind of like heavy use of blue eyeshadow. It does not turn high school girls into trailer trash, but it does a good job at identifying those who are. :)

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