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MVRegistrationRights wrote:
So can marijuana use.

Nice hijack.

Thank you for adding such a helpful comment. It is true, marijuana can kill you. According to the U.S. Dept. of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration. They say the facts are “uncontroverted”:

“In layman terms this means that in order to induce death a marijuana smoker would have to consume 20,000 to 40,000 times as much marijuana as is contained in onemarijuana cigarette. NIDA-supplied marijuana cigarettes weigh approximately .9 grams. A smoker would theoretically have to consume nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana within about fifteen minutes to induce a lethal response.”
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Here’s the full text of Judge Young’s ruling, see page 57.

Of course, bears kill people too. :whistle: Watch out!

There are a number of cleaners and refrigerants used in the auto industry which, when burned (welding, brazing, cutting, etc.) produce phosgene gas, also known as “mustard gas”. Perhaps some of you on this board do these sorts of activities and, like me, were unaware of this danger.

Here is a interesting discussion by HVAC guys about phosgene gas.

I’ll bet you didn’t even have to look that up.

And to touch on the subject, brake cleaner probably shouldn’t be used to clean a metal thats about to be welded anyway. Being stupid can also be reffered to as “Operator Error” :whistle: