there are different types of pain in this world, the severe pain
caused by injury and the pain caused by conditions and things that
cant be helped, lets say i had a chronic pain condition, would that
mean i shouldn't play at all? my apologies if that sounded rude or
scathing it was not meant as such, and i am in no way disagreeing with
the "in the car" idea, but the idea that a person should stop doing
something that they love.
--- In email@example.com
, "Glenn Gorsuch" <ggorsuch@...>
> When I shattered my heel a few years ago (yes, Abu, Auntie, I know,
> don't fly!), I made the difficult decision that for a while, *I*
> be doing that much camping. It's important to remember that what we
> is only a PART of our lives (no, it's not *just* a game, but I don't
> too many folks have died for lack of SCA contact). If I was in
> that I needed a morphine drip to stay functional, should I be
> would sincerely hope that if someone had -that- much of a health issue,
> they'd carefully consider what they should and shouldn't be
> as what their attendance means to those around them. I mean, I
> made it to more events. I wouldn't have been able to set up my own
> of camp, I wouldn't have been able to help much in the kitchen, and...I
> wouldn't have been able to do diddly for the Constabulary, as it
> So I limited my participation until I COULD participate safely and
> healthily...since in my mind, the SCA isn't a spectator sport. I didn't
> want to "force" my friends and family to accomodate me, even though
> they would.
> That said, I do admire those who don't let personal adversity drive them
> under. I'll gladly take a hand if asked to help push someone's
> around an event, or help out with getting a pavillion set up. But to
> paraphrase something that someone I admire once said, "You don't
> right to force *your* SCA event on someone else." I shouldn't have
> with someone's marijuana any more than you should be *compelled* to
> me and study early Welsh period cooking techniques and foodstuffs in our
> camp kitchen (but do stop by if you're interested!).
> As to the expectation of privacy in one's tent...would that it were
> it isn't. We camp in a world of nylon and canvas...and those aren't
> to do a thing to stop smoke from drifting. Especially since, at most
> events, we're ALL rather close neighbors. Your car is able to be sealed
> nearly air-tight, and your home has the same capacity...along with space
> between it and those living near you. Your tent? Not so much.
> the same thing with noises from one's tent. Do you really have the
> expectation of privacy when you utter those screams of rapturous delight
> with your partner's prowess, while camping at an event? (yes, I'm
> Hugh, Kellyn, cue up Silhouettes, please :)).
> And just to add a little more fuel to the smoking fire...another current
> court case. Californian woman, with marijuana perscription.
> medical testimony, she'll *die* without it. She's been convicted in a
> FEDERAL court for drug possession...and the case is currently
> way up the appeals ladder. And yes, she was IN the State when
> please pardon the pun, but remember, at this time, California law is
> highest in the land...
> On 3/14/07, aliofthealiness <achrutherford@...> wrote:
> > I just wanted to put in my two cents here. As for the whole "well
> > maybe you shouldn't be camping" thing, I know alot of people with
> > their cards who take it for quality of life just as someone who
> > takes vicodin everyday would. I also understand how some people are
> > deathly allergic to smoke and I as most smokers I know are courteous
> > to those around them. While we are not the police and don't "arrest"
> > people and the law does state with a card you can smoke it your car
> > or home and not publicly, I would think that the expectation of
> > privacy would transfer over to ones personal tent or pavillion.
> > Sorry if you wanted to end this topic Mcstagger but I find it a very
> > good debate.
> > -Ali/Alianora Of Prymrose/Ali Fighter Of Ninjas
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org
> > "Joshua J. Hitchcock or Angus
> > Mc Stagger" <mr_hitchcock@> wrote:
> > >
> > > I was approached with this question last week, and I need it
> > answered.
> > > There's a member who has to smoke medical marijuana in order to
> > take
> > > their medications. They have a medical marijuana card and a
> > doctor's
> > > note. But they're afraid that they or their encampment will be
> > asked
> > > to leave the event if they are caught. I couldn't give them a
> > direct
> > > answer on this. What is our rule on this issue?
> > >
> > > Joshua J. Hitchcock
> > > or
> > > Angus Mc Stagger.
> > >
> > > "You try making up a good song when you're an illiterate drunkard."
> > >
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