Thursday, May 3, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

Banning The Big Mac!

See this cow? Obviously, it has been injected with a ton of growth hormones, like millions of other cows, to make them grow faster and larger. Well America- this is where our Big Mac comes from! If the government wants to be our nanny and they may as well regulate everything we choose to put into our body. Along with steroids should probably be Big Macs, Whoppers... how about Outback's bloomin' onion? That can't be beneficial to one's health. How about Taco Bell's 500 calorie “salad?” Jamaican beef pattied? Twinkies? Redbull? Splenda? Cheeseybread? Protein shakes? Meal replacement bars? Hydroxycut? Muscle Milk? Viagra? Botox? Since when do we tolerate the government telling us what we can and cannot do with our own bodies? Do we want our politicians to spoon feed us what they claim to be healthy? The government's job in not to tell us what we can put into our bodies. If a person wants to inject botulinum toxin into their face to make their wrinkles disappear, why can't a skinny guy inject steroids into his biceps to make his muscles look bigger? If we allow the government to outlaw steroids, we are opening a gateway for them to outlaw some of America's favorite foods. A person can serve up to five years for selling steroids—that's more then a thief or a drunk driver. What's next? Fat police to lock up all the obese Big Mac fans? My point is this—the government is not our nanny, and by outlawing steroids, the government is actually creating a bigger problem for themselves and their citizens. Legalizing steroids is really the only reasonable way to create a balance between what the government and the people want. 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Legalization = Safe Use

John Burge's scholarly journal article titled "Legalize and Regulate: A Prescription for Reforming Anabolic Steroid Use Legislation" talks about safety that would be associated with steroid legalization.

Burge proposes that by legalizing steroids, doctors would be able to properly regulate the dosages in order to ensure safety.  Doctors would know exactly how much to give, how much to take away, when to stop, etc..  Not only would we be eliminating the black market and unsafe steroid abuse, but we would be creating a market for doctors. Athletes and bodybuilders would definitely be in the market for this, along with those who want to enhance their physique (cosmetic purposes).  Plastic surgeons make a crap load of money on their business, so why not expand?... in a safe way too! 

Burges article can be viewed by clicking HERE!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

This is one video about steroids, what they are, what they do, why they are banned, etc..  This program has played quite a few times on national television's science and ESPN channels.  The video provides a lot of factual information and a number of view points.

On the other hand, MTV's television show TrueLife series on 'I Use Steroids' is more like a documentary, a first hand encounter about the people who are taking them.... you can watch a clip from this show as well right here: 

Out of the two of these clips, which do you believe is more influential and why?  And as food for thought, how does the media play a major role in the formulation of opinions regarding steroid use?  I am curious to see what you all think!


COPS on Steroids!?

Hey all you meat heads!

So tell me how you feel about this..... Under federal law, a person can serve up to five years in prison for intent to sell steroids.  Here's the catch-  what about police officers on juice?  Take Ronnie Coleman for example, 8x Mr. Olympia, professional bodybuilder and police officer.

Take a look at this picture:

What makes it okay for police officers to lock up roid sellers and then inject them themselves?  Talk about a double standard!  Why is it 'legal' in a sense, for a certain group of people, yet not for the general public?  Talk about big time hypocrisy!

Also, take a look at this interesting article about Ronnie Coleman at work and how some other steroid cops feel about this controversy:

What do you all think?

Terrorism & Steroids

An unusual but valid claim about steroid use is portrayed in Jon E. Dougherty's article:
This 2005 article asks us why lawmakers busy themselves with such insanities as requiring the NFL, MLB and other professional sports organizations to test their athletes for steroid usage FIVE TIMES A YEAR! (Rather then involving themselves with bigger issues like's about TERRORISM?)   

Dougherty explains that this is not the government involvement that our Constitution intended for.  Instead of worrying about major world threats, why is the government worrying about Barry Bonds or the measly meatheads daily dosages?! Our government is NOT here to ensure the safety and security of athletes.  They are here to this same safety and security to the major needs of our country as a whole, by focusing on issues that actually matter to everyone....terrorism for example...Section 8 housing, global warming, ridiculously high taxes, just to name a few.  

Can someone please tell me where in this land of the "FREE" Constitution does it give our government the right to be involved with:


Bigger, Stronger, Faster is an awesome documentary that I watched this evening..... I highly reccomend this movie to anyone and everyone who is interested in the topic of steroid use. 

The documentary examines the steroid use of director Christopher Bell's two brothers, Smelly and Mad Dog, who all grew up idolizing Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hulk Hogan and Sylvester Stallone, and also features professional athletes, medical experts, fitness center members, and US Congressmen talking about the issue of anabolic steroids.

Beyond the basic issue of anabolic steroid use, Bigger, Stronger, Faster examines the lack of consistency in how America views drugs, cheating, and the lengths people go to achieve success. The film looks beyond the steroid issue to such topics as Tiger Woods' laser eye correction to 20/15 vision, professional musicians use of blood pressure reducing drugs, or athletes' dependence on cortisone shots, which are a legal steroid.  It takes a skeptical view of the health risks of steroids and is critical of the legal health supplement industry.

Check out the trailer below for a sneak preview of this documentary.

This documentary is real and down to earth....showing all sides of the spectrum, giving viewers all of the information and the opportunity to formulate their own opinions based on the known facts about steroids!