I'm on the fringe of this fringe group and must say your research is sound. Now get out of my head and stop telling others what makes me tick. Just kiddin' now. Your research was in Texas but it's dead on for the lot of us in my opinion.
03-11-2011 09:17 AM
Very good read Raymond, like the rest I want to see more.
Are you going to be able to release the original full version of this??
Dumster, I would love to post all of it at once; however, this thing is 74 pages cover to cover. I'm thinking about having some printed up and selling them for around $10 to $20 dollors, depending on printing cost and if anyone is interested. Raymond
Originally Posted by dumster
I would do this, though the e version would work for me.
Originally Posted by Raymond G
I found a statement in the Amick search warrant papers that might be of use to you:
Individual accuses suspect of being addicted to arrowhead hunting.
Suspect responded by saying he is not addicted and further stated he has gone six months to a year without collecting arrowheads.
However, suspect further stated he has never tried to stop arrowhead hunting. Suspect continued by telling individual about a recent arrowhead hunting location etc...
Does seem to touch on that "addictive quality, or the “bug”, ".
Any more thought of how to release your paper Raymond??
Addiction is actually a bit more complicated than you would think... Even drug or alcohol addiction. First, not everyone has addictive personalities and someone can be a heavy user, but not be an addict... That's why some people can do drugs for x amount of time and then stop cold turkey. There's a whole list of things that has to happen in order to be considered an addict. Second, it is un-clear among the professionals as to how activities such as collecting play into addiction and if it truly leads to addiction. The general consensus is that similar chemical responses in the pleasure center of the brain occur.
Originally Posted by dumster
As far as releasing of more of my paper, I'm taking a look at the next chapter. It's actually much longer and more involved than the first. I'm trying to find a way of condensing it down AND making it interesting to this media. It will deal with the socialization of collectors. Thanks for the interest... Raymond
Raymond I think I have addictive personalities!!? Gosh dangit!! I like your paper, very interesting, you did do a fine job!
Thanks bud. What you've seen is less than 10% of it. Lewis is trying to get me to sell it at the shows. I'm thinking about it, so we'll see. Raymond
Originally Posted by Cluton
"Addiction is actually a bit more complicated than you would think...'
Agreed and it is not fully understood.
Yet in the aspect of any thing man does, it simply comes down to: Does IT ( chemical or behavior) interfere or potentially with your life.
Example is illegal acts (no mater how it is justified) being a major one.
Hence the basic questioner for the different addictions ( baring other physical or mental problems)
Most chemical addiction related behavior, and or gratification behavior addiction show very similar actions and problems. Yet again it is not fully understood.
When you figure out a price on a copy of your paper let us know, shipping cost would also have to be covered by some of us..
I believe it will be worth the read, and the information.