Hipsters inconvenienced

by their own petard
for once
https://www.thekitchn.com/starbucks-no-straws-new-lids-more-plastic-260617

Taking plastic out of cafes is like taking aluminium out of fast food.
It ain’t gonna happen.
This won’t last. They celebrated the poor tax on plastic bags (so much for helping the working class, comrades) but they don’t like it up ’em.

“That is all well and good, but according to further investigation by Reason, these “strawless lids” are kind of too good to be true because they increase the chain’s plastic use. By their calculations, this switch actually adds between .32 and .88 grams of plastic per drink, compared to the weight of their current plastic lid and straw combo.”

Capitalism wins …again.

And sippy cups are what babies use, making the safe space memes almost -too- easy.

Barista bot won’t spit in your drink

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/08/this-25000-robot-wants-to-put-your-starbucks-barista-out-of-business.html

or deny service based on your politics.

I wonder if Starbuck’s fake fatherly luvvie-duvvie worker appreciation will magically disappear.

They don’t care about the kids in the coffee-growing nations.

http://medicationplus.club/2018/03/25/transgender-starbucks-worker-reveals-horrifying-extra-she-put-into-conservatives-drinks-at-conference/

In a disturbing social media post, a transgender who works at Starbucks reportedly admitted to drugging attendees of a conservative conference in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday morning. The biologically born male and an apparent employee of Starbucks claimed to be slipping his estrogen pills into the drinks of unsuspecting customers at the conference.

Totally illegal and vindictive but you’d expect it from the mentally ill.

Better yet, give all their jobs to immigrants, because that’s funny.

Tea, coffee or cocoa: which is better?

coffeeteacocoa

Inspired by this comic.

Black tea is retarded leaf water and nobody really likes green.

Black tea contains fluoride which cannot be removed.

Search fluoride Harvard.

This might be why the British have lost our fighting spirit, the more cups of black tea with fluoridated water we consume PER DAY.

Coffee is the cocaine of pussies. After a brief high, whatever you consume as your brain downregulates activity to compensate merely keeps your levels normal aka not boosted. Coffee is not a nootropic in the neurological sense. Plus the modern dosages (one serving is not a Venti barrel) fuck with your sperm.

No, literally, your sperm gets fucked up.

http://www.babymed.com/improving-his-fertility

However, large amounts of caffeine cause sperm to swim slower thereby reducing male fertility. In order to improve fertility reduce or eliminate caffeine from your daily diet while you and your partner are trying to conceive.”

Meanwhile, chocolate, drink of cannibals and philosophers…

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2012/12/17/the-surprisingly-manly-history-of-hot-cocoa/

Chocolate is as complex as wine, in fact, this is the reason for classic wine and cheese OR chocolate sessions.

Chocolate contains flavonoids, like tea, but mixed with dairy (a milk or cream base) has the same impact as what all the hipsters call Bulletproof Coffee. Only better because the cocoa fats render well with the animal fat and absorb better into the body (more important than what you ingest).

Vegan chocolate is the shit, you can get green tea flavour if you’re boring or strawberry milkshake if you’re me. Put it in your wheatgrass high estrogen smoothies if you wanna be a pussy about it.

The Enlightenment was founded on chocolate, moreso than coffee. Great scientists and Casanova, among many royals, chugged the stuff.

Hot Chocolate is the drink of the beverage master-race.
All the facts are there.

….We have options. We haz your whipped cream. We haz the marshmallows. The humble cinnamon wand. We haz da mighty wafer.
There is no come-down from a good hot chocolate. There isn’t enough sugar for a sugar crash, the dairy is light enough (genetics – only white people can properly digest dairy) that it causes no digestion issues and you can drink as many as you want without fucking your BP. You can happily mix Merlot into it. Bourbon. Vodka. Say the same about coffee.

How is this not a thing?

That and bone marrow ‘butter’. Great on garlic bread.

Bad coffee isn’t keeping Millennials in debt

http://www.slate.com/articles/business/the_united_states_of_debt/2016/05/the_latte_is_a_lie_and_buying_coffee_has_nothing_to_do_with_debt_an_excerpt.html

It’s the economy, stupid.

Too late for  Thanks, Obama?

scoff skarsgard

I’m sure they’ll be happy to know most of their money is going to the people running them over.

They don’t know yet, but my, won’t it be fun when they find out?

Whaddaya mean I don’t get a pension but that inbred family of eleven is fine??? I paid for that, that’s my money!

Libertarian conversion complete.

Deus vult in under five minutes.

Coffee, hormones and physical distress

http://www.precisionnutrition.com/coffee-and-hormones

superman drinking give up nope

Back to liquor then.

On some level, everyone knows coffee is bad for the body. That’s why they self-medicate later with alcohol to relax and sleep.

Perhaps this relates to mental illness in a modern population, perhaps not.

Caffeine has also been shown to increase serotonin levels in the limbic system, a relatively primitive part of our brain involved in regulating basic functions such as hormonal secretions, emotional responses, mood regulation and pain/pleasure sensations. This has a similar mode of action as some antidepressant medications.

That includes the amygdala, folks. A sense of appeasement and belonging.

Ever notice chronic coffee fiends are generally very sad, lonely people?

which can lead to sub-clinical mood problems such as mild depression (aka “the blues”), low motivation, irritability, and impaired cognition.

Starbucks Zombies.

It doesn’t even give them more energy after the first week or two, they just need it to feel normal, like any addict.

I’m not saying this is urban liberals and SJWs especially…. but they tend to have spare tires that lead to this.

You don’t see many skinny SJWs who don’t abuse some substances (sugar, caffeine, alcohol).

Drugs #101: Addiction and Physical Dependence

They’re completely separate things.
A drug is a typically organic substance that can impair physiological functioning or kill when given to the healthy population and a drug as medicine is a chemical composition that will repair your improper bodily functioning or you will die without it in an individual body, long term. Addicts may develop non-medicinal physical dependence but medically-obligated physical dependents are not addicts per se.

A drug user with medical physical dependence only can take a processed form of their medicine without the psychological effects (commonly a high) very happily whereas an addict would require the high, the specific form of drug is merely a trigger for the brain created by past memories of use by the amygdala. These extreme-intensity usage memories create many of the symptoms of withdrawal (psychosomatic) and delude the brain into believing it genuinely needs the drug e.g. claims marijuana is as healthy as a vitamin and the push to normalize (the societal danger of addict populations, social contagion and acceptability).

The sole cause of addiction beyond a doubt is beginning use in the first place. It is impossible to be addicted to (or physically dependent on) a substance the body (and brain) has never experienced. This is a self-selecting type of stupidity (hubris/arrogance) regularly found in teenagers (immature prefrontal cortex) because such users do not think or disbelieve their mind could be compromised by addiction. Their brains already create this illusion to necessitate the anticipated reward (high) prior to initial use or they wouldn’t take it (such as the processed form with no high). The foolproof layman method to test for addiction is simple: substance deprivation for a year. Prepare for a list of excuses.

A physical dependency is often created by doctors to treat patients with chronic conditions, usually chronic pain symptoms (ongoing). Addicts try to ape this category (some sincerely, others deceptively) but are increasingly thwarted by processed (reward-weakened) variants of their poison. Specific advocates for drug legalization ignore the essential fact of escalation and compensation. As part of the brain’s hedonic treadmill, it craves increasingly more of the reward from use, compelling drug users to harder toxins (harder reward, creating deeper addiction and physical damage) and this is the biological component of addiction that makes the habitual behaviour of use so challenging to physically extinguish from the brain.

Physical dependency creates withdrawal symptoms too but the patient’s individual physical needs (inc. not dying) and substance type distinguish this from addicts e.g. insulin to a diabetic.The human brain is connected to facilitate the reward response feedback loops because they are evolutionally guided by the basic needs to survive (food, water, sex) and this is why there is no such thing as a food addict, water addict or sex addict, merely people with impulse control issues seeking a social ‘displacement of responsibility’. Beyond these essential elements for the sustenance of our individual life and species general, anything chemical creating a vacuous boost in the reward system is a drug, whether you like it or not. Drug users resent the stigma for their activities whether or not their poison is legal (ethanol/alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, cocaine etc) because the positive emotional response loop (dopamine, serotonin release) caused by their usage memories creates defensive dissonance when challenged by non-users. Even polite persistent enquiry can sometimes trigger a psychotic episode where the patient is completely detached from reality and VERY DANGEROUS. This is why trained professionals intervene. In the latter stages, the drug/s become integrated into personal identity and extraction or therapeutic measures become unlikely to resolve the issue without constant medical care (rehabilitation facilities). Moreover, this reduces the risk of sudden death caused by the somatic shock of going ‘clean’ and allows overall physiological strength to be built up (reverse what the drugs did) while the problem is gradually resolved.

If a substance exists in a natural form within, say, a foodstuff, it is not addictive because food reward circuits are natural and normal and can never be extinguished. This is why milk (dairy), sugar, chocolate, chilli, coffee and caffeine ‘addiction’ is a misnomer. However, a person habitually needing a purified artificial version of these may constitute a non-medical physical dependence or perhaps a behavioural addiction e.g. alcoholism. Behavioural addictions require holistic (whole life) perspective for diagnosis e.g. someone who works online cannot be an internet addict if those hours online constitute their occupation (add to their success and life) and they can easily disconnect for a while. Behavioural addictions where they do exist are more accurately termed compulsions and relate to personality disorders or obsessions created by unmet needs. Substitution is the norm where one behaviour is broken, another is taken up. Social contagion is a significant factor for poor impulse control. Behavioural or result-based addictions when positive are discounted for lack of stigma nor bodily harm e.g. ‘high’ grades, promotion (power/status boost), painting. However, they can display withdrawal symptoms from endogenous neurotransmittor levels e.g. low serotonin creates acute compulsiveness completing the cycle to repeat a rewarding behaviour and low dopamine creates psychomotor agitation including pacing and fidgeting, also apathy, chosen social isolation and anhedonia (nothing is enjoyable and everything fast becomes boring).

 

By most definitions, Sherlock Holmes is not an addict. However, he qualifies as an addictive personality with a high arousal threshold and high need for cognition.

By most definitions, Sherlock Holmes is not an addict. However, he qualifies as an addictive personality with a high arousal threshold and excessively superhuman high need for cognition.

Related terms: Dosage Response Curve and (innate) Arousal Thresholds causative of addictive personality tendency.

Post inspired by this video, Sherlock Holmes’ withdrawal symptoms

Mark the positive addiction withdrawal symptoms from endogenous behaviour-triggered stimulation.

And yes, you can be addicted to love.