More Job Applicants Failing Workplace Drug Test

More Job Applicants Failing Workplace Drug Test
Posted by CN Staff on September 28, 2005 at 15:16:46 PT
By The Associated Press 
Source: Associated Press 
Oregon -- Workers and job applicants are failing drug tests at a higher rate this year in Oregon, bucking a recent national trend, officials say. Oregon Medical Laboratories in Eugene, the state's largest drug-testing laboratory, reports a 30 percent increase in the first six months of this year. Marijuana remains the most frequently detected drug, showing up in more than half of all positive tests. But methamphetamine appears to be the fastest-growing illegal drug of choice among workers.
The actual rate of positive test results that indicate drug use increased to 6.9 percent for the first half of 2005, compared with 5.3 percent during the first half of 2004, lab officials said. The results do not include tests from employers regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation, such as trucking firms, which have been required to randomly test workers for drugs since 1989 and have lower positive rates as a result. The laboratory processes about 150,000 workplace-related drug tests a year, including hiring and random tests. Nationwide, positive rates for most major illicit drugs have been on the decline in recent years, thanks to effective drug-free workplace programs, experts say. But amphetamines have been an exception. Five years ago, amphetamines showed up in one of every 400 workplace drug screens, Quest Diagnostics reported. Last year, they turned up in about one of every 200 tests, Quest said. Officials speculate that a growing state economy is luring formerly unemployed drug users into new jobs. "It could be we're seeing more people coming back into the labor force," said Art Ayre, a labor economist with the Oregon Employment Department. If so, employers are likely "pulling in more of those people on the margins who have been engaging in this type of activity," Ayre said. The Oregon unemployment rate stood at 6.7 percent in August, still the second-highest in the nation, but the state's job growth rate also is among the highest in the United States. Employers also may be doing a better job of giving drug tests in ways that prevent worker drug use from escaping detection, officials say. "More employers are becoming a bit more capable of testing applicants without giving a large open time window to being tested," said Grant Beardsley, director of drug-testing services at Oregon Medical Laboratories. Kent Johnson, director of Legacy Metrolab in Portland, the only other federally certified drug-testing laboratory in Oregon, said he also has seen a sharp increase this year, although he doesn't have exact numbers. Source: Associated Press (Wire)Published: Wednesday, September 28, 2005Copyright: 2005 The Associated Press CannabisNews Drug Testing Archives
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Comment #44 posted by OverwhelmSam on October 01, 2005 at 06:12:01 PT
Souder Is An Anti-Drug Fruitcake
I recommend a door-to-door campaign in his district to get him booted from Congress in 2006. At least try to get this over-zealous anti-drug nut out of power.Alternately, an anonymous tip to the local police station that someone is selling drugs at his address and let him get raided by SWAT to see if he likes it.
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Comment #43 posted by FoM on September 30, 2005 at 09:07:15 PT
I can't get the program to work. I've always had a hard time figuring out NPR. It says it will be available at 3 so I'll check back then. Thanks again.
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Comment #42 posted by FoM on September 30, 2005 at 08:42:39 PT
Thank you! I will tune in. I still haven't received my copy of Prairie Wind yet. They must be having trouble meeting all the orders.
Neil Young: Prairie Wind
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Comment #41 posted by ekim on September 30, 2005 at 08:32:01 PT
Neil Young on Fresh Air NPR Radio at Noon
talking about Praire Wind
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Comment #40 posted by kaptinemo on September 30, 2005 at 07:56:11 PT:
The Law of Diminishing Returns
Ages ago, when I was in school, I studied basic economics. Contrary to what many may believe, it's economics that is the underpinning of our society; a society generally has the rights it can *afford*. One of the concepts I studied fascinated me: the The Law of Diminishing Returns. It simply means that there is a point beyond which no amount of labor can improve something, and in fact can mess it up. Think of it this way: You need to pound a nail into a board of wood. Do it right, with just the right amount of force, and the nail goes in flush, and the board doesn't have a hammer mark. Do it too hard, the nail gets bent, the board cracks, and you've wasted a nail and a good piece of wood.This article that FoM has brought us is a perfect example of this in action. As if by applying more force to a situation already gone too far, things can be made right again. Souder is being critical of the ONDCP for *not being aggressive enough* in handling the 'meth menace'. The nail is bent, the board split, and he wants to pound it some more? Aren't the pile of cracked boards covered in bent nails laying beside him enough proof that what they have done is just fail again and again? The hammer needs to be taken from his hand and repeatedly applied to his thick skull for wasting so much money and ruining as many lives as that trash has. Treatment will be the only hope for those addicted to that awful stuff, not a threat of jail. And not more stupid laws restricting when I can get a pill to stop a runaway dripping nose.
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Comment #39 posted by FoM on September 30, 2005 at 07:11:25 PT
Thanks Kaptinemo That Was The One
Losing Patience With The Drug Czar September 30, 2005Indiana's Rep. Mark Souder, the top House Republican on drug policy, stopped barely short of demanding the resignation of White House drug czar John Walters this week. Walters' problem? He and his advisers still don't understand the extent and implications of the methamphetamine epidemic. They should consider Souder's damning remarks Wednesday as a final warning in what amounted to an official performance review. The exasperated congressman talked of resignations Wednesday after hearing yet another all-too-sunny presentation by Bush administration officials on what's being done to thwart the meth scourge. Emerging from the closed-door session, Souder branded it as "pathetic" and "an embarrassment." Snipped:
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Comment #38 posted by kaptinemo on September 30, 2005 at 07:06:23 PT:
FoM, If you mean the 09/23 one with pix, yes
If you've sent anything more recent, it may have met the same fate as Sukoi's earlier one did. I *never* go through Yahoo Bulk Mail, it's just not worth my time...usually. 
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Comment #37 posted by FoM on September 30, 2005 at 07:05:11 PT
Bennett Under Fire for Remarks on Blacks, Crime
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Congressional Democrats blasted former Education Secretary William Bennett on Thursday for saying that aborting "every black baby in this country" would reduce the crime rate, and demanded their Republican counterparts do the same.
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Comment #36 posted by FoM on September 30, 2005 at 06:49:39 PT
Did you get my e-mail I sent you? 
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Comment #35 posted by kaptinemo on September 30, 2005 at 06:39:10 PT:
Sukoi, I know what happened now
Your missive got put in the Bulk Mail, somehow. I reflexively dump it without checking it, so that's why I missed it; sorry. I gotta fix that. I'll respond to your latest in about an hour...
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Comment #34 posted by Sukoi on September 30, 2005 at 06:30:23 PT
You've got mail.
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Comment #33 posted by kaptinemo on September 30, 2005 at 06:11:44 PT:
Pardon me; forgetting my manners again
Shameful of me not to give credit where it's due.None of this would be happening without the good graces of Pete Guither, whose site, like FoM's, I visit every day; about the only thing I do 'religiously'. Once again, for those curious, this is the intellectual fare found on my table in the Nautilus's mess hall every morning; mental vitamins, at least once a day, very nutritious for the gray matters:DrugWarRant: Spencer's LastOneSpeaks: Libby helps put a human face on all the intellectual exercises of reform by showing us the people behind the news...and a voice of honest outrage.Radley Balko's The Agitator Unrepentent, rational libertarianism with a lower-case "l", served up with ice cold reason and a positive delight in puncturing gasbags. Statists beware: he's hungry and he takes no prisoners.Lew Rockwell Old-line (paleo) conservatism in the Goldwater vein. Sometimes a bit too doctrinaire for my tastes, but they have been in the forefront of criticizing the Administration from a strict Constitutionalist standpoint, and they regularly feature true patriots like Lt. Col. Kwiatkowski (ret.), she who I admire to no end; reading her works reminds me of Madison and Jefferson and Tom Paine. And from the so-called Left side of the aisle (Ya gotta have yer veggies as well as yer dripping red meat to have a balanced diet, ain't that right, kiddies?)TalkLeft The feisty Jeralyn provides a sounding board where differing sides meet to express themselves. Always interesting.AlterNet They have nothing but scorn for the DrugWar, as they approach it from the aspect of social consciousness and racial discrimination. You don't have to eat everything they offer, just the protein...The Raw Story An excellent source of news, updated almost hourly, about things the corp-rat controlled media doesn't go out of its' way to tell you about. Very broad listing of subjects, not exclusively political, always worth a peek.I've got more, but these? Every day, folks, every day. 
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Comment #32 posted by kaptinemo on September 30, 2005 at 05:23:30 PT:
Hope, I was genuinely expecting him to return
Actually, I was anticipating he would. I was deliberately trying to goad him to come back. (To be shamefully honest, I wanted to see if he was that easily aggravated. I am not normally a noodge, but people like Jake just generally p*** me off with their smug assurence that they are wearing the white hats while refusing to look down at their badges, stained with the blood of innocents.) But I fear the end result will be the same as it is with all such attempts; it's bloody hard to have a battle of wits with the congenitally disarmed...or deliberately obtuse.Like just about every anti I've ever debated, "Jake" is limited in his ability to respond. He refuses to engage in actual debate, because he knows that if he steps off the knife-thin path of what he believes to be true into the unknown territory of doubt, he'll be hopelessly lost. He's like those ancient mariners of old, fearful of unknown seas, thinking there are dragons waiting to devour them. So, "Jake" does what so many antis do: make declarative sentences with no corroboration or/and hurl insults more worthy of a 5th Grader. Whether it's sung by the rank-and-file or by the leadership, the tune is always the same. 
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Comment #31 posted by kaptinemo on September 30, 2005 at 04:36:51 PT:
Sukoi, I'm afraid I haven't gotten it
Try my link again, please. 
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Comment #30 posted by kaptinemo on September 30, 2005 at 04:29:11 PT:
Mmmmm! Sausage!
I grew up next to a pig farm. Every now and then, the wind would change direction, and I'd smell their waste, and hear their squeals. I hate pigs. Every slice of ham or chunk of pork roast or piece of sausage I eat, I think, "One less of you little **********'s" I like sausage better than I like turkey. Nothing like big chunks o' sausage in the stuffing, especially Italian sausage, hot and spicy, get the juices going. "YesSIR! Mercy! Whoooo! Gimme the water!" I don't care if the pig likes it when I wrestle with him, 'cause I know what's going to happen to him eventually will make up for it. (Cue evil laugh.)
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Comment #29 posted by FoM on September 29, 2005 at 21:12:11 PT
You're comment made him smile. Thanks.
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Comment #28 posted by Hope on September 29, 2005 at 20:58:18 PT
Good description of the situation, Stick!
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Comment #27 posted by FoM on September 29, 2005 at 20:49:48 PT
Sorry to read he is back. My husband said just now that arguing with a prohibitionist. is like wrestling a pig in the mud. Sooner or later you figure out the pig is enjoying it.I thought that was a good answer.
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Comment #26 posted by Hope on September 29, 2005 at 20:44:32 PT
I've noticed is an early riser. By the time I get on line in the morrow, he will probably have already taken his "electric carving knife", otherwise known as "The Truth", to task. I'm looking forward to it. 
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Comment #25 posted by Hope on September 29, 2005 at 20:35:04 PT
Jake is back there right now. At the moment he's mocking LEAP, and sadly, I'm just too darn tired to think of anything to say to him.
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Comment #24 posted by mayan on September 29, 2005 at 18:04:56 PT
I doubt if those drug warriors will be back to debate you! If so, they are just asking to be served as the main course on Thanksgiving!
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Comment #23 posted by Sukoi on September 29, 2005 at 17:35:57 PT
I emailed you earlier to comment on your exchange with old Jake; AWESOME job as usual!!! I wish that I had half of your insight then I could easily put people like Jake in their place. Interestingly though, with less ammunition than you have, it isn't very difficult even for me. Kudos my friend!!!
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Comment #22 posted by RadicalRuss on September 29, 2005 at 12:39:50 PT:
OrNORML is on the case!
We all know how ridiculous workplace drug testing is. At Oregon NORML, we are fighting for commonsense reform of our state and federal marijuana laws.My take on this latest pee test hysteria can be found at the web forums: us lobby our legislators for drug law reform! This November 26th we present the 2005 Oregon Medical Cannabis Awards™, from 9AM to 10PM at the Ambridge Center in Portland. Tickets are $10 and the public is invited. For more details, check out and click the big Oregon NORML logo. Proceeds benefit Oregon NORML and all the political action we engage in annually.We'll be celebrating our most recent legislative victory, the recent passage of the "24/24" reforms of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act, which goes into effect Jan 1, 2006. The "24/24" Law allows medical marijuana patients to possess 24 OUNCES of marijuana and to grow 24 plants, making it the most liberal medical marijuana limits in the country.
OrNORML response to More Oregonians Fail Workplace Pee Tests
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Comment #21 posted by kaptinemo on September 29, 2005 at 09:25:59 PT:
Thank you, Ekim
For those of you who didn't know, Pete Guither of DrugWarRant has for some time maintained the only memorial I know of to those innocents slain by DrugWarriors: consider this sacred ground, no different than a cemetary, and worthy of the same respect due such a place. When some virtual hooligans entered and begin verbally desecrating it, my blood began to boil. My fictional namesake would have put his equally fictional engine of retribution's reactors on full and rammed the b*****ds and sent them to the bottom for such. Sadly, all I can do in my poor way is to sharpen my virtual electric turkey-carving knife and jump into the trench and start slicing. Needless to say, one of these ruffians is minus a few wings and legs. I welcome the curious to come see the 'carnage', LOL. 
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Comment #20 posted by ekim on September 29, 2005 at 08:55:11 PT
Dueling fingers ----go Kapt go, September 29, 2005 There's been a rather entertaining exchange going on in the comments of my Drug War Victims page. One of the interesting characters visiting that page is Jake, a real gung-ho drug warrior who referred to the victims as "sh*tbags" and thanked God for Nixon creating the DEA.
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Comment #19 posted by afterburner on September 29, 2005 at 07:40:54 PT
OT: Dirty Money
Sep. 29, 2005. 01:00 AM 
Launderer lost a game with RCMP.
Brokers applaud Dirty Money inventor.How-not-to-do-what-I-did was topicBETSY POWELL,
CRIME REPORTER[Toronto Star - free registration]
{Take the billions Canada's indoor marijuana grow-op industry is estimated to generate. "Because it's all illegal money, somehow all that money has to be laundered. You just can't have it sitting around in drawers and suitcases, so there is a huge demand out there for money laundering right now."}
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Comment #18 posted by The GCW on September 29, 2005 at 06:28:49 PT
Deisel - Nall - pee pee investigations.
Drug and cannabis plant testing harms a companies bottom line & it denies some of the best people... which companies need...  Ski areas in My neck of the forest, gave it up years ago. It is a lose - loose situation...  There were news stories about it...Yes, to Loretta Nall.And remember or learn... the diesel was origianly designed to run on vegitable oil. Present day diesel fuel is the dirtiest fuel used in vehicles and should be cleaned up. The best fuel is hemp seed oil, not soy. ???Isn't it???The cost of cannabis prohibition is higher than the buzz itself.
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Comment #17 posted by OverwhelmSam on September 29, 2005 at 06:17:37 PT
On and Off Topic
If we can find a way to start going after employers who fire their employees for using marijuana... Doesn't necessarily have to be related to the after work activities of the employees, just cause the company to fail or bleed money.Tom Delay, so how does it feel to be persecuted and prosecuted. Now you are going to get a taste of your own medicine. And by the way, FRAUD is a lot more immoral than marijuana use. People actually get hurt when you commit fraud. And Frisk, you're a fraudulent hypocrite too. You're next. The public is sending a message here, come after us, and we'll come after you one way or the other. Did you get the memo or is the writing on the wall a little sketchy yet.On another note, for the people who are looking for a friend or a mate in this crazy life, this is a great and economical site for meeting people of the same "kind" http://www.420dating.comIf this country doesn't change it's mind about marijuana use, I anticipate it's demise. Have a great day and bless us all, everyone.
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Comment #16 posted by legalizeit on September 29, 2005 at 05:06:08 PT
But, if that person wants to smoke, it's his/her OWN damn business as long as s/he isn't high during work hours. That's why what is really needed for drug testing to be even remotely fair is a test for actual impairment. For cannabis, that does not exist (though there are video-game style tests to determine motor impairment, which the feds don't like because it doesn't single out specific "drugs."). So they just beat the zero-tolerance drum and bust people for having nothing more than a harmless metabolite in their waste streams. Ludicrous and completely unacceptable in a truly free society.In Kuleefornia we have a very similar nonsensical test for our cars - the biennial smog test. Someone once said it's like preventing drunk driving by requiring a breathalyzer test at the DMV once a year. One year my vechicle failed due to a broken catalytic converter, and I wondered how many months it had been polluting the air unnecessarily. Technology exists to check emissions on-the-spot at onramps and offramps of freeways, etc. so that problems can be immediately corrected. But we still have to take time out of our day every two years and trundle our cars to an expensive test at a state-licensed garage,. Why? Just like with drug testing, the good old vested interest. Without smog checking, a lot of smog testers would have to go back to doing real work repairing cars instead of playing with fancy computers, running a car on a dynamometer for 5 minutes and charging 50 bucks for it (plus about 10 bucks levied on top of that by the state for a nonsensical but lucrative "certificate fee!")But, like every other issue affecting freedom in this country, the Sheeple just meekly submit to every sort of test and nanny-law the government dreams up, bleating things like "It makes us safe," "It's for our own good," and "It protects us from the big bad evil terrorists!". Submission ins the root of tyranny.
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Comment #15 posted by kaptinemo on September 29, 2005 at 04:56:59 PT:
Partly related: So, the ONDCP wants a sample, huh?
This almost made me die laughing. The humor is right along the lines of this article, so if you are easily offended by bathroom related hysterics, don't go there.A major hat tip, with bow and flourishes, to Loretta Nall, president of the USMJ Party (about the only time I wish I lived in 'Bama, so I could vote for her) for providing us with this hilarious and much-needed 'treatment' of the DrugCzar's delusional blog: You can select your 'ammunition' in the block to the right of where it says "Target"And if you got any spare coins, toss some her way, willya? (I already have.) She's running for Guv'nuh down there, and she could use all the help she can get while she's fighting the local goon squad for a dust-up involving an microscopically small amount of cannabis. the history of this issue began with her LTE being critical of the Drugwar AND BEING USED AS AN EXCUSE FOR A WARRANT. I used to think that that kind of stupidity happened only in the Third World, but after Katrina, we all reside there now...
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Comment #14 posted by Toker00 on September 29, 2005 at 03:56:40 PT
It's Piss Test, not Drug Test
This is rediculous. Just because a person passes an initial drug test to get a job, doesn't mean that person will never do drugs again. I know way too many people who take the initial drug test, then go right back to smoking because there are no random tests. If they tested EVERYONE in the work place simultaneously, It would prove conclusively that our workforce is not, nor can it ever be, drug FREE. But hey, PROHIBITION creates a lot of money for the vested interest of the politicians and corporaticians. Legalize, not legal lies!Wage peace on war. END CANNABIS PROHIBITION NOW! 
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Comment #13 posted by potpal on September 29, 2005 at 03:04:24 PT
this, that and other
Saw an article in a local rag discussing biodiesel fuel...the eastern shore of MD is highly agricultural and favor it.If the Daily Show has on Howard, I hope its for a real interview and not on of the side segments that tend to make light of most subjects covered at the expense of the interviewee.Only peons have to pee. Let's see congress and staffs wiz 
for the cameras. If you know you're gonna fail, pee on pee the floor.I've been working blue, blue, blue collar lately. No peeing here. In fact, everyone and their sister smoke pot! You heard of coffee breaks, well, just imagine...Sow every seed.Aloha.
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Comment #12 posted by ekim on September 28, 2005 at 22:14:23 PT
Don Imus and Letterman and joh have on Howard
Los Angeles to New York City on HorsebackSchodack, NY (LEAP)
On Wednesday, Howard's ride will begin on US-9, about 6 miles south of Schodack, NY. He will ride along US-9 all day, and expects to stop just south of Hudson. He's getting lots of friendly smiles, waves and support from passers-by on his way to New York City •Read the Long Rider Blog >> Retired cop wants drugs legalized >>
Albany, NY - Capital News 9 VideoHoward Wooldridge Takes Manhattan! October 5th, 3pm at Battery ParkThe ride will be ending next Wednesday, October 5th with a 3:00 press conference at Castle Clinton National Monument, with the Statue of Liberty in the background.
See Clinton is all the way at the south end of Battery Park, very close to lots of mass transit, should anyone want to attend.
See Howard's planned route through New York City:
On October 4th, Howard will cross the Harlem River along US 9 and will continue South along Broadway as far as 125th Street. He will turn East on 125th Street as far as Lenox Avenue, and then will turn South on Lenox Avenue and continue as far as Central Park, where he will stop for the night.
On the morning of October 5th, he will pick up the ride from that point, riding to 59th Street and 5th Avenue. He will ride South on 5th Avenue to 42nd Street, where he will turn West to Times Square and Broadway. He will ride along Broadway to Battery Park, where he will arrive about 3pm. •
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Comment #11 posted by FoM on September 28, 2005 at 21:24:05 PT
That's really good. 
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Comment #10 posted by siege on September 28, 2005 at 21:13:28 PT
   MINNEAPOLIS promote biodiesel
Wed Sep 28, 1:08 PM ETMINNEAPOLIS, United States (AFP) - Minnesota will from Thursday demand that all diesel fuel sold in the US state be partly distilled from soybeans in a bid to take a bite out of the nation's appetite for crude oil.
ADVERTISEMENTThe northern state is the first in the United States to pass a law to promote biodiesel, fuel made from agricultural oils and fats, said Ralph Groschen, senior marketing specialist at the Minnesota
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Comment #9 posted by FoM on September 28, 2005 at 19:51:37 PT
Self Control
I believe that we all learn self control as we go thru life. We are taught to practice self control from a very young age. When the government implies that we need to be checked up on it's like slapping a mature person in the face. It's deflating to our ego and that isn't good because when we have deflated egos we aren't as productive. Drug Testing is an insult to the average person in my opinion.
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Comment #8 posted by westnyc on September 28, 2005 at 19:33:47 PT
Something else!
Isn't it interesting that many criminal laboratories and medical facilities can't afford the mass spectrometer/gas choromotograpy machines needed to verify a positive test result. The cost of a positive result is very expensive indeed over the EMIT test; but, by law must be performed to verify positive results. However, every drug testing lab actually owns these machines or are given access. As mastercy said, "subsidized." I guess we have to have priorities - huh?
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Comment #7 posted by westnyc on September 28, 2005 at 19:26:18 PT
More Rant!
The unemployed people of this country have so much already against them. This article seems to stimulate the idea that an unemployed person is far more likely to be doing drugs than say "past presidents." Disgraceful as always!
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Comment #6 posted by mayan on September 28, 2005 at 18:18:22 PT
Officials speculate that a growing state economy is luring formerly unemployed drug users into new jobs.I speculate that the drug war is a complete failure!EJ and potpal, the Senate Majority Leader is also facing serious heat. It seems the Republicans are going down in flames. It's about time...Watchdog alleges leader Frist made $2-6 million on insider trade: also has several more articles on DeLay...http://rawstory.comTHE WAY OUT IS THE WAY IN...Last Man Out of WTC Possibly Slated for Mainstream Film Documentary: & Distortions in The 9/11 Commission Report: A Significant Pattern - by Dr. David Ray Griffin:'s 9/11 trial called 'a failure':
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Comment #5 posted by goneposthole on September 28, 2005 at 17:58:49 PT
with any luck
every single job applicant in the US will test positive for cannabis. 
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Comment #4 posted by potpal on September 28, 2005 at 17:26:36 PT
delay demise 
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Comment #3 posted by Hope on September 28, 2005 at 16:44:01 PT
Lol!Thanks, I needed that.
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Comment #2 posted by E_Johnson on September 28, 2005 at 16:12:09 PT
The House gets Blunted after DeLay indictment
The new majority leader is Roy Blunt.It's like a sign from God.
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Comment #1 posted by mastercy on September 28, 2005 at 15:50:25 PT
hooray for drug testing
I hate the whole concept of work place drug testing not being an invastion of privacy (i mean how much more private does it get than a grown man or woman's urine, blood, sweat, or hair. In canada this type of practice is not allowed because it is an invasion of privacy. But here in the Land of the Free its not only allowed but encouraged and in some cases subsidized. I mean a world where public school children are randomly drug tested. I bet the soviet union never even thought of that. America is going down the crapper and fast. I mean think about it, how free are we really if we can't even medicate ourselves. That is the ultimate freedom. He who controls the medicine weilds the ultimate power. And sadly, in this country and much of the world large corporations control the drugs and also control the medical schools and thus the manner in which potential doctors are taught how to practice medicine. I just think we're getting screwed, that's all.
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