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    Methamphetamines: the unsung hero of WWII

    Evidence says that the allies wouldn’t have ever been able to turn the German forces if not for issuing amphetamines to allied troops. Apparently it was Montgomery’s secret weapon in Africa.

    Very interesting watch.
    https://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/wor...d-kjyr4h/4436/
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    Hitler was an addict. The US pilots had them in their flight kit for a long time after and maybe still do.
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    yea, i read about that many years ago...meth, the breakfast of champions!


    "The nose, knows"

    @Auntifa,,,when the shooting starts, don't run, you'll only die tired...

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    In Nazi germany it was called "Pervitin". Still today "Desoxyn" (pharma grade meth) is sometimes prescribed for ADHD and obesity. No Dr with any sense would readily prescribe it.

    Short term I could see it being a benefit. Long term? Shit no. Sleep deprevation coupled with malnutrition and dehydration and increasing toxicity with repeated redosing.

    That shit'll give ya "crank bugs or meth mites"

    In your head but very real. See all the sores on users skin? They become "pickers".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rutabaga View Post
    yea, i read about that many years ago...meth, the breakfast of champions!


    Shit...you gotta go to sleep to have breakfast.
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    I can see it having a place for short term situations, like a pilot that was shot down behind enemy lines. But, to be used in general I don't think that is a good idea. Plus, I am sure our military has much better stuff these days.

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    US air still using amphetamines.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/7661838/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retiredat50 View Post
    I can see it having a place for short term situations, like a pilot that was shot down behind enemy lines. But, to be used in general I don't think that is a good idea. Plus, I am sure our military has much better stuff these days.
    At the time, no one really knew what long term affects were. All they knew was it took away the fear to climb in a metal coffin loaded with explosives, and go hunting for someone that was going to shoot at you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dummy View Post
    US air still using amphetamines.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/7661838/

    Ive never gotten any solid confirmation on it, but some things I’ve read suggest it may still be used by special operations forces too in situations where they need to stay awake for extended periods.

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    I bought Sudafed for this damn cold the other day. Thanks to meth cooks, it's behind the pharma counter and you must produce ID and sign a log book. IIRC you can only buy 1 box a day of 3 per month before you get flagged on some DEA list.

    Works great for it's intended use.

    Remember the "white cross" ephedra pills at gas stations years ago? A meth cooks dream these days. Off the market.

    "Mormon tea" is made from a grass containing ephedra. No wonder those Mormons are milking the cow at 4:30 am!
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