This article is about the meaning of the word not a discussion about drug addicts. None of what you wrote isn't true, it belongs perhaps on the Addict page. This article is discussing the word junkie. While largely used to describe addicts, it also has other meanings (which you removed of course).
BTW Liberal obfuscation is a made-up term/disorder (not quite sure what Andy thinks of it), even so, I wasn't "excessive words or manipulative phrases in order to distort the truth about controversial issues" I was writing what the word means. If you would like to add your input to the addict page (ironically enough, another article I wrote most of), feel free. The user formerly known as DLerner 10:04, 19 March 2008 (EDT)
- I don't think I removed anything deliberately. I think it is impotant to say this on this page, as some people may not look up Addict straight away when looking for information on junkies - plus, like the way that homosexuals stole the once pleasant word "gay" from us, it is important to call a spade a darn spade and keep "addict" for someone who for example plays too many MMORPGS or has an eating compulsion. Filthy drug users should not be allowed to transfer responsibility for their unclean and antisocial lifestyle by whining that they are somehow psychiatrically ill. As opposed to being feckless scabs and parasites on society. Lets not manipulate phrases to diustort the truth about them! RickKnish 10:11, 19 March 2008 (EDT)
Removed "They are also "major contributors to the U.S. crime problem"
Removed the follwing: They are also "major contributors to the U.S. crime problem". The citation mentions nothing about "junkies' as a slang, only drug addiction. That phrase and citation should be desribed in the durg addiction page. Dinkytown 23:39, 9 May 2008 (EDT)
- A junkie is a drug addict, and the citation is to useful information about drug addiction. We do not allow the removal of information that conforms with our rules.--Aschlafly 23:43, 9 May 2008 (EDT)