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Milton J. Madison - An American Refugee Now Living in China, Where Liberty is Ascending

Federalism, Free Markets and the Liberty To Let One's Mind Wander. I Am Very Worried About the Fate of Liberty in the USA, Where Government is Taking people's Lives ____________________________________________________________________________________________ "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater-

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Did They Actually Have To Do A Study On This????

British and U.S. rock stars are two to three times more likely to die young, mainly because of drug and alcohol abuse, researchers say.

An analysis of mortality rates among 1,064 musicians, lends support to the long-held impression that rock stars have below- average life expectancies, especially within the first five years of becoming famous, the scientists said. Drug and alcohol problems accounted for more than one in four of the early deaths, according to the study published today in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
We used to call it the Jimi Hendrix disease, affecting those rock stars that died from drug overdoses or excessive alcohol intake, some of which asphyxiated from choking on their own vomit during these binges.

Its actually interesting that they did the study. Its like doing a study on cigarettes when they were known as 'coffin nails' and 'cancer sticks' 80 years ago. Studies on cigarettes were not actually used to protect people but used to bludgeon cigarette companies with lawsuits and make many lawyers very very rich. I wonder how the lawyers will use this study to make money.

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