- Posted August 5, 2013 by
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Cheat This, Not That: Hypocrisy, Ethics and Performance Enhancement Drugs
We've all heard of the fictional character,"Captain America".
Did you get a look at the guy that became the hero before he was administered the secret performance enhancing drugs by the military scientist?
If the end justifies the means, well...we like our heroes to be strong unless they're are athletes in the most competitive of all arenas-the MLB, NFL, and all other sports.
I like A-Rod. I like Lance Armstrong. Are they any more cheaters than others that cut corners, stack the deck and twist the rules in order to win?
Isn't winning the most important thing in America these days?
So the MLB has suspended A-Rod and other players for allegedly using performance enhancing drugs.
For years, the MLB has made billions of dollars off the efforts of players when it was known that many were using PEDs.
Is there any suspension for the management of the MLB for exploiting these players?
Wall Street cheated homeowners by garbage derivatives created to make a buck while deceiving unsuspecting investors.
Were those on Wall Street held to the same 'high level of scrutiny that Congress and the MLB hold our athletes? Hardly.
It's a matter of 'Cheat This, Not That'.
Rules are for the little guys, but not those that make the rules up as they go or the money from the scams.
And Brian Cashman, General Manager of the Yankees?
I'm sure he's happy about the money he can save from not having to pay A-Rod because A-Rod was 'cheating?
Makes me wonder whose doing the cheating- the guy that's enhancing his performance or the guys that are exploiting the enhancer's.
As long as we keep these PEDs from children, as we do with alcohol, shouldn't we embrace the miracles of modern medicine?
Creating Supermen: battlefield performance enhancing drugs
"Lance Armstrong's doping scandal blew the lid on performance enhancing drugs in professional sport, but opened up the debate regarding their use in other walks of life.
Given what's at stake, should soldiers be pumped full of drugs to help them reach their peak, and to what extent is this already happening? "
In today's armed forces, performance-enhancing drugs are as common (and legal) as combat boots
"Last March, Staff Sergeant Robert Bales slinked out of his remote outpost in southern Afghanistan before dawn.
By the time he returned, around four hours later, he had allegedly killed 16 unarmed civilians.
Federal officials have since confirmed that Bales was under the influence of stanozolol, an anabolic steroid with side effects that can include mood swings, aggression, and delusions, prompting Army prosecutors to add one count of illegal steroid use to his charge sheet.
Of course, what Bales did is a tragic anomaly, but his case is bound to direct attention to an undeniable aspect of military life: Soldiers ingest a ton of performance enhancers to stay sharp, and we’re only beginning to understand the effects.
Here, an overview of the pills and elixirs that get passed around by the 1.5 million people in the military."
"Those of us who have spent our careers studying substance use (note we do not assume that all use is disordered) and/or working with, in various capacities, those who engage in non-medical use of androgenic/anabolic steroids (AAS) have long ceased being surprised at the degree of bias in both the media and scientific communities against AAS and users of AAS.
The agenda pressed by many in both venues has had the direct effect, whether purposeful or not, of casting those who use AAS in a negative light. Hence, the general message to the public is that such users are narcissists with an “Adonis Complex” and muscle dysmorphia (in fact, so are all bodybuilders and anyone who cares about their physique); that they are addicts who are dependent on AAS and exhibit a wide range of psychopathology; that they have cognitive deficits; and/or that they may explode at any moment into murderous fits of rage.
Above all, perhaps, AAS users are “cheaters” who use drugs to defy the limitations that nature has imposed.
But wait! How do we square this level of targeted indignation and hypocrisy with the fact that America has become a nation of “performance enhancers”?