ESL to test for cannabis at this month’s Counter-Strike tourney in Cologne

    
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The Electronic Sports League will test pro Counter-Strike players for cannabis and other banned substances at the $250,000 ESL One Cologne later this month. Eurogamer reports that the decision is a first for e-sports drug testing, though the ESL is only banning the use of cannabis during the competition. So, puff puff pass before and after, apparently!

ESL will administer random saliva-based tests. Punishments for testing positive include deductions in tourney points and prize money, disqualification, and a two-year ban from ESL events.

Source: Eurogamer
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jefreahard orionite Do you pay firemen, the police, street cleaners, teachers, the military or all these other institutions or individuals from whom you derive a personal benefit every day? I mean, do you go to them and give them money? No, because we as a society have decided that these things are so important to us as a whole that we collectively pay for these things with our taxes. 
Certainly, freedom, as my American friends like to point out, is not free. Safety and security at home – are not free. Education – is not free. I would suggest – and you may well disagree – that it should be the right of everyone living in this society to be free, safe and have access to education, to name just a few things. 
Now, when it comes to healthcare, my opinion is that it should also be a basic right as a citizen of an advanced nation, to have access to doctors and medicine without fear of severe financial burden.
I’m not saying this is an easy thing to accomplish and maybe we will not see it in our lifetime, but to outright say that healthcare for everyone, regardless of income is never going to happen is at best pessimistic.
Doctors and nurses are still getting paid, but there must be better ways to accomplish that than this complex, inefficient and expensive system that is today’s reality.

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jefreahard orionite  Look, free health care is a myth. Ok, I’m with you. However, what I stated are not assumptions but facts. We pay too much for too little, and are leaving people, like you apparently, unable to afford basic health care coverage. That’s just not a situation we should accept. Instead we should be finding ways to pay for healthcare that is accessible to everyone and maintain a good standard. However, this is not in the interest of either the insurance providers or the lobby that rules our politicians.
What is really challenging for me to accept is the degree to which the public has accepted the status quo and keeps repeating the propaganda and the, let’s call them “half-truths”, regurgitated by certain parts of the political spectrum and their media outlets. Healthcare for everyone is achievable. It’s been done.

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orionite jefreahard Snky Yeah, Jef is basically an asshole.

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jefreahard Snky You know what? Maybe some people think that if they truly lived in “the greatest country in the history of the world”, then it would be fucking awesome if said country had achieved the Civ national wonder of Universal Healthcare. I live in the US but grew up in Germany, have lived in the UK and in Ireland, and experienced that kind of system.

Of course healthcare isn’t free. No one claims it is. However, in this great nation, I get to pay about the same in terms of paycheck contribution to health, dental and vision insurance, as people do in other Western countries. However, on top of that, I am asked to pay 20%-40% coinsurance, copay, deductible, or just plain everything for a procedure, depending on what my particular insurance plan (that I am not free to choose depending on who I work for) happens to cover.

The most common reason for personal bankruptcy in the US is medical debt. But apparently, that’s just dandy with people like you.

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jefreahard Nah, it isn’t. That’s the point.

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jefreahard catbwoy You use roads, right?

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Everyone should just not go to this tournament in protest… so stupid.

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Uhm how does weed enhance your game?  Wouldn’t it slow down your reactions where increasing them would be of more value?  I dont get it.

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Boo this man!!!

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pjkorn71 Luxus420 Good point.