11-03-2005, 03:36 PM #1
Anyone Who buys Roids on Internet ***Take a Look***
This is one of the top stories on CBS Sportsline.
Report: Internet provides easy access to steroids
Nov. 3, 2005
CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
WASHINGTON -- Any teen with a computer and an e-mail address can obtain anabolic steroids and distributors face little chance of being caught, congressional investigators said in a report issued Thursday.
The Government Accountability Office study found the Internet makes it easy for mainly overseas distributors to avoid detection. And for those who are caught, the penalties are much lighter than for many other illegal drugs.
The report was released as the Zero Tolerance Roundtable, which brings together professional, college and high school athletic representatives, advocacy groups and parents of steroid victims, held its second meeting to address the growing problem of steroid use by young people.
The roundtable was formed by the House Government Reform Committee, chaired by Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va. He and ranking Democrat Henry Waxman of California requested the GAO study.
"Dangerous and illegal steroids are just a mouse click away," Waxman said. "Parents, teachers, and coaches are on the front lines in the fight against steroid abuse , and they need to know that young athletes and other youth have such easy access to these harmful substances."
Steroids build muscle but also can lead to heart attacks, strokes, cancer, sterility and mood swings. The use of most steroids without a doctor's prescription has been illegal since 1991.
Accusations of steroid use among major league baseball players spurred congressional interest this year. Davis, Waxman and other lawmakers say stringent testing is needed in pro sports leagues to ensure a level playing field and to show teens that performance-enhancing drugs aren't a way to a pro sports career.
Sens. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., and John McCain, R-Ariz., are sponsoring legislation calling for a two-year suspension of an athlete who fails a steroids test for the first time and a lifetime ban for a second offense. Athletes would be tested at least five times a year.
House bills with similar testing minimums and punishments have been proposed, including the Clean Sports Act of 2005 authored by Davis, whose panel held a March hearing with baseball stars Rafael Palmeiro and Mark McGwire and baseball officials including Commissioner Bud Selig.
The GAO report found there are hundreds of Web sites offering anabolic steroids . The anonymity of the Internet makes dealers difficult to find.
"Internet sites can be installed, moved, or removed easily and quickly, making it difficult for law enforcement agencies to identify, track, monitor, or shut them down," the report said.
Investigators looking into steroid sales placed and paid for 22 online orders using fictitious personal information. They received 10 shipments of steroids, all from outside the United States.
Law enforcement officials interviewed for the report said the foreign origin of the steroids makes them hard to track and noted that the Internet also makes it easy to market the drugs to young people.
Federal sentencing guidelines provide lighter penalties for steroid dealers. For example, someone convicted of selling 40,000 pills of an anabolic steroid faces only up to six months in jail while someone selling 40,000 pills of certain other controlled substances could get up to 41 months.
The Associated Press News Service
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11-03-2005, 03:42 PM #2
11-03-2005, 03:52 PM #3
Congress should abolish all sports. haha. I hate reading this crap.
11-03-2005, 03:53 PM #4
Ahhh these fat lawmen can go F them selves, they should teach punks how to use them instead!
11-03-2005, 05:28 PM #5
11-03-2005, 05:33 PM #6
good thing most internet sites you can find via google are scams anyway. The stuff that they did receive was probably fake too!
11-03-2005, 05:38 PM #7
the only sites that are reliable are not easily found
11-03-2005, 05:57 PM #8
11-03-2005, 05:58 PM #9
I like the 50% scammer rate 10 out of 20 orders arrived - classic.
11-03-2005, 07:02 PM #10Originally Posted by Darkness
11-03-2005, 07:06 PM #11Junior Member
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Fvkc big brother!!!!
11-03-2005, 07:06 PM #12
It makes absolutely no sense to me...
They ban prohormones and steroids but yet chemicals such as nicotine, alcohol and caffeine flow through our society freely?
If they could find a way where you could obtain a licence in order to prescribe steroids to lifters who feel they want a competitive edge, they would have a huge industry. The person giving out the steroids would be in charge of monitoring the test and estrogen levels while also making sure the person does their PCT correctly.
11-03-2005, 07:07 PM #13Originally Posted by Darkness
11-03-2005, 07:09 PM #14
11-03-2005, 07:13 PM #15
damn, this sh_t really pisses me off. steroids are nowhere near as bad as the government wants everyone to think. its pretty funny that this article said that juice is not a way into professional sports. who the fu_k do they think they're fooling? anyway, gotta love the internet "steroids are just a mouse click away" for me thats true cause i got a very reliable and honest source. the only problem is saving up the 7-8 hundred dollars to pay for it.
11-03-2005, 07:15 PM #16
"Steroids build muscle but also can lead to heart attacks, strokes, cancer, sterility and mood swings."
This line kills me. Mood swings maybe for some, but the rest is a gross generalization. Oh, and steroids do not "build muscle." Amazing to me how many people think just taking steroids will somehow magically build muscle.
11-03-2005, 07:15 PM #17
11-03-2005, 07:17 PM #18Originally Posted by eGGz
He complained everytime I saw him how he wasn't getting any bigger and did not know why.
11-03-2005, 07:18 PM #19
It's great to see this country going after the real monster those who use a little test, get some bacne and bench press a house rather than the ones who kill other for skimming a little coke off the top or the addicts who harm others just to get a fix
11-03-2005, 07:21 PM #20
11-03-2005, 07:23 PM #21Originally Posted by chest6
11-03-2005, 07:52 PM #22
no matter how much the media talk about the dangers or how steroids are bad for u, it all comes down to the person taking the gear.... if the user want to they will take gear no matter how much someone says that its bad for u...
And u hear all this crap on the news of how steroids killed and how steroids coused this and that.... but If the media focused more attention on givin more info out on how to use steroids safely, right dosages, length of cycles, and precautions to take it would b of more use to every1...
ne ways just my opinion...
11-03-2005, 08:07 PM #23Junior Member
Originally Posted by Hawkman44
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Ya know I read the whole article and this is the sentence that caught my eye. Even these morons got scammed. I think this line speaks volumes about buying your gear online. That's less than a coin toss...
Not to mention that as we speak, some Thai scammer is buying asian tail with my taxpayer dollars...
Last edited by ouchthathurts; 11-03-2005 at 08:12 PM.
11-03-2005, 08:13 PM #24Originally Posted by Hawkman44
stupid assholes... alcohol can cause all of that without the benefit of building muscle but u don't see them shuting down the bars and liquor stores...
11-03-2005, 08:16 PM #25Junior Member
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The other two had to leave early and are now at home spooning each other...
11-03-2005, 08:17 PM #26Originally Posted by topvega
11-03-2005, 08:18 PM #27
Making it illegal only makes it much more dangerous. It increases the probability of fake drugs which give side effects and no results, and decreases steriliy and safety with stuff liek needles. If only they would educate instead of just ignorantly ban it, it would be a much safer and a potentially profitable commodity. However I don't think the word steroid will ever get rid of the negative stigma attatched to it.
11-03-2005, 08:31 PM #28
yupOriginally Posted by Impitious
11-03-2005, 08:34 PM #29
at least if young punks are ordering on the good boards they will know to through some test in their cycles! hahaha
11-03-2005, 08:41 PM #30Originally Posted by chest6
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11-03-2005, 08:52 PM #31
y don't the politicians focus on whats really killing people and harming society - tobacco, alcohol, and obesity. The death toll every yr from auto accidents is something like 50000 how many people did steroids kill last yr? I fvckin hate when shiit gets banned cause some fat@ss politician wants publicity
11-03-2005, 08:59 PM #32
Some of my favorites and my comments below them
Originally Posted by Hawkman44
Okay I have said my peace.. I am outta here
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11-03-2005, 09:02 PM #33Junior Member
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You know, at some point when you have heard all of the same regurgitated propoganda over and over and over...........it does cause you to stop and reconsider the steroids that you have been putting in your body and the effects they have had on you.
Yes, It does make one think, what if ? .................like what if for my next cycle I do a gram of test/week and 650mgs tren /week and throw in some anavar and winny toward the end of the 12 weeks .... ah to hell with the 12 weeks---did someone say lifer ?
11-03-2005, 09:44 PM #34
blah blah and here is a link to squirells on crack
U.K. Squirrels Are Nuts About Crack
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
It's every city dweller's worst fear: rodents on crack.
Squirrels in Brixton, South London, have been observed behaving bizarrely — and authorities there believe it may be because they're hooked on crack cocaine hidden by addicts, according to the London Sun.
A recent crackdown by cops on dealers and addicts is thought to have inspired users to start hiding their stashes in the ground — which the squirrels are digging up.
"My neighbor said dealers had used my garden to hide crack," one Brixton resident told the Sun.
"Just an hour earlier I'd seen a squirrel digging in the flower-beds," the resident told the paper. "It was ill-looking and its eyes looked bloodshot, but it kept on desperately digging. It seems a strange thing to say, but it seemed to know what it was looking for."
So-called "crack squirrels" are already acknowledged as a problem in American cities such as Washington, D.C., and New York.
— Thanks to Out There reader Matt H.
(Story continues below)
They put anything in the news.... thats the job to make something out of nothing
11-04-2005, 08:54 AM #35advocacy groups and parents of steroid victims
Last edited by shortie; 11-04-2005 at 09:13 AM.
11-04-2005, 09:12 AM #36Investigators looking into steroid sales placed and paid for 22 online orders using fictitious personal information. They received 10 shipments of steroids, all from outside the United States.
These guys are such good cops they only got scammed 55% of the time. LMFAO, no wonder they can't do anything about the meth problem.
11-04-2005, 11:38 AM #37
The problem with taking steroids is what we see here everyday and what again everyday someone knowledgeable advises against. Teenagers, and idiots that want to do oral only cycles and stack 17aa's like something fierce. The problem is not steroids people, its IGNORANCE.
Ohh and: "Steroids build muscle but also can lead to heart attacks, strokes, cancer, sterility and mood swings."
Alcohol, can lead to all of this and mood swings too, boose kills more people, not just the consumers. Drunk drivers kill, bar fights can kill, etc, etc... Get the point?
Just because of this I'm gonna buy some more and stock it. Too the haters
Long live the sauce!
11-04-2005, 11:49 AM #38Originally Posted by james21
11-04-2005, 11:53 AM #39Associate Member
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I'll second that............................
11-04-2005, 11:56 AM #40
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