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"Digital Drugs"... a Serious News Report
« on: July 12, 2010, 11:59:36 pm »
I've experimented with Binaural Beats. Good stuff, but requires a good amount of mediation experience and discipline to get the most out of it.

The hysterical tones in this news article are HILARIOUS. I think this is something we can get in on.

http://newsok.com/digital-drugs-at-mustang-high-school-have-experts-warning-of-slippery-slope/article/3475464?custom_click=lead_story_title

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The technology is designed to combine a tone in each ear to create a binaural beat designed to alter brainwaves. Whether it was kids faking it, the power of suggestion or a high wasn't clear to administrators who investigated the students' claims. Adding to the mystery was the fact that these kids weren't troublemakers. So the worried Lightfoot sent parents a letter warning them to be aware of this new temptation to kids.

"The parents' reaction was the same as mine. Just shocked," Lightfoot said. "You've got to be kidding."

Now other schools and drug experts are concerned about this trend just hitting Oklahoma.

"I think it's very dangerous," said Karina Forrest-Perkins, chief operating officer of Gateway to Prevention and Recovery in Shawnee. While there are no known neurological effects from digital drugs, they encourage kids to pursue mood altering substances, she said.

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A site says that the i-doses may not be downloaded by anyone under 18 years of age.

"Come on. You know they are," Forrest-Perkins said. "No one over 18 is trying to get stoned on a song."
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"If a parent notices a child is sitting around all the time with headphones on, they should look into what stresses are happening in the child's life ... and deal with it in a constructive way," Shlackman said.

Lightfoot said like Mustang High School parents, she's shocked over the digital drugs.

"What worries me is the ease in which some people can sell things to kids by saying that it's supposed to be mood altering," she said. "It's a real moneymaker out there."

Some Fark.com comments:

"And mood altering substances are bad, bad, bad. Except all those legal prescription pills every other commercial entices you to buy. And coffee. Those are totally good, because companies make them. So they're patriotic and American. But those filthy drugs? Even if they have no negative effects, they're bad, bad, bad."

"That probably explains the rampant lesbianism there."

"While there are no known neurological effects from digital drugs, they encourage kids to pursue mood altering substances, she said.
She said as she put down her cup of coffee."

"I have a friend whose cousin knows this guy who did a double shout of zip (zip is a digital file made up of almost pure 0). Well I guess he totally freaked and started mutilating the family dog or something. They had to put him in a mental ward and he can only eat jello with his feet. True story."

"Or maybe, "I think this is very dangerous, because if I don't, the media will spin whatever I think or say to make it seem like I support kids doing drugs." There is only one "correct" answer here. It is "This is dangerous and I am outraged." Otherwise you're instantly a felon and must be stoned to death."

"woohoo! I'm tripping iBalls!!!!!!"

"I accidentally the playback through the Bose speakers with the Monster cable."



"You boys wouldn't mind if I had a look through your MP3 player's contents, would you? Good..."





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Re: "Digital Drugs"... a Serious News Report
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2010, 05:45:59 am »
This has to be a satire on a par with Chris Morris' Brass Eye

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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2010, 10:27:43 pm »
Oh my god.

Okay, I've tried this, and if anything was happening at all, it was so mild that I could do the same thing by just willing myself to feel a bit different.  Normal music has stronger mood altering effects for me.  It's like the homeopathy of psychedelics.  Without the chemicals.

Are we going to have illegal noises?

I fucking love this decade.

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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2010, 01:29:43 am »

Are we going to have illegal noises?


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JUST SAY NO TO TEH GATEWAY NOISE!
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Re: "Digital Drugs"... a Serious News Report
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2010, 01:33:51 am »
...Seriously?

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"If a parent notices a child is sitting around all the time with headphones on, they should look into what stresses are happening in the child's life ... and deal with it in a constructive way," Shlackman said.

I'm PRAYING to the gods of Lifetime that we get a made-for-TV movie about this. With lots of drama and crying.
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2010, 01:36:20 am »

I'm PRAYING to the gods of Lifetime that we get a made-for-TV movie about this. With lots of drama and crying.


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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2010, 01:47:18 am »

I'm PRAYING to the gods of Lifetime that we get a made-for-TV movie about this. With lots of drama and crying.


PLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEP LEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASE



I'M SO EXCITED!! I'M SO EXCITED!! I'M SO.... SCARED!!!!
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Re: "Digital Drugs"... a Serious News Report
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2010, 03:23:27 am »
I've experimented with Binaural Beats. Good stuff, but requires a good amount of mediation experience and discipline to get the most out of it.

The hysterical tones in this news article are HILARIOUS. I think this is something we can get in on.


 :lulz:

Some people in the comments section had a good idea.  Liking testimonial from people with Real Experience with this insidious drug…  For a first try:

"Binauralism refers to the highly suggestible state induced by i-dosing.  The “new E”, Binaurals (even in low doses) can leave addicts with a “blank slate” state of mind for days.  My colleagues and I have found that while residual effects of Binauralism are useful for many high school subjects, the risks far outweigh the benefits, as many addicts are left nearly brainwashed.  Luckily, it’s not hard to identify addicts – if you find your child repeating ad jingles, “memes,” and/or teabagger slogans, chances are he or she is a Binaural addict.  The only cure is very big earmuffs, worn continuously for 5 months. – Dr. Lufesu"


Or... this could be all kinds of awesome if people were led to believe that binaural referred to shit you can hear IN BOTH EARS!!!  At the SAME TIME!!! 

"Have you ever listened to something on your earphones and noticed that what you hear in one ear is sometimes different from what you hear in the other ear?  I did.  And it made me snort my Ritalin.  Binaurals aren’t a gateway drug.  They’re a goddamn portal!  One second you’re enjoying a drum solo, the next you’re trying to freebase grandma’s bengay. – Recovering Binauralist"



I'm PRAYING to the gods of Lifetime that we get a made-for-TV movie about this. With lots of drama and crying.


PLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEP LEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASE

^ALSOTHIS^


It feels unreal because it's trickling up.

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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2010, 03:26:27 am »

Are we going to have illegal noises?


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JUST SAY NO TO TEH GATEWAY NOISE!

Well, pushers are luring defenseless children into their demon world of drugs by putting subliminal Binaurals into popular songs!  Is the record industry in on it?  You bet yer shiny muffintop they are.  We all know that pop music is fueled by the drug industry.  2+2=?

 :lol:

... so frigging ridiculous...  Was it a slow week for the PTA or something?
It feels unreal because it's trickling up.

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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2010, 04:27:50 am »
I'm not at all surprised about this. Society makes me sad.

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« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2010, 04:29:02 am »
Not surprised about people freaking out about the beats, that is.

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« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2010, 01:34:11 pm »
ILLEGAL BINAURAL BREAKBEATS.

GO.

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« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2010, 01:47:23 pm »

I'm PRAYING to the gods of Lifetime that we get a made-for-TV movie about this. With lots of drama and crying.


PLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEP LEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASE



I'M SO EXCITED!! I'M SO EXCITED!! I'M SO.... SCARED!!!!

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« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2010, 01:53:14 pm »
I'm thinking of putting about / pamphleting information of how you can generate sounds like this inside your own head, then giving a list of mantras.
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« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2010, 03:42:51 pm »
Well, let me be controversial and take the middle path.  Yes, this doesn't warrant hysteria and knee-jerk reactions from the schools and the community.  However, you also have to put yourself in the shoes of the parents and school personnel.  I think it is perfectly reasonable to look into this and get an understanding of what it is, and I think it is also perfectly reasonable to disseminate those findings to parents.  We all know how word of mouth works.  I've seen it in action, where my 6 year old comes home and tells us this big story of this crazy thing that happened, but when you talk to an adult from the school, you realize it was nothing.  So, the overreaction is unnecessary, but having an understanding of what it is and relaying that information, rationally, to parents is also completely within the bounds of responsible action.  Parents look to schools to understand these trends and fads because they see them on a day-to-day basis. 
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