from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The basic form of an organic amine which is capable of forming acid salts such as hydrochlorides.
- n. The basic form of a drug, often more powerful than a salt form because it is more readily absorbed into the blood stream.
- intransitive v. To ingest the basic form of a narcotic drug, usually by injection.
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- v. use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes
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A famous "Saturday Night Live" parody commercial for "Bad Idea Jeans" equated giving someone a kidney to such "bad ideas" as having unprotected sex in Haiti or inviting a recovering free-base addict to live with you.
Yet, how can ANYONE, including thirty percent of GW Bush's so-called base, free-base, if you ask me, continue to go along, or even hold their drippy noses and go along, with GW Bush's nonsensical policies and worse, Bush's totally in-your-face blatant lies.
But since that criticism came from one of the few groups left who still support him his base.. or these days, more like “free-base”, cheney the eternal coward he kept silent about their actual critism…
Just like the Mac OS before it, Steve leads a raiding party on everyone's good ideas, wraps it up in some weird free-base cocaine, and then whines about how MS is anti-competitive, all while keeping a tight lid on anyone hoping to offer software for any of his products and suing into oblivion anyone who wants to sell alternative hardware that runs his OS-de-jure.
Please excuse my 'free-base' quotes of Sacred Scripture.
Which reminded me of John of the Cross' maxim, free-base quote "Take no man for an example, revere him not, for the devil will show you his faults."
Otto said and this is a very free-base quote from my ancient memory.
Lets face it, dogmatic religious war zealots are about the only base he has left, other than the his “free-base”…
NUSSBAUM: We had been doing free-base cocaine because Joel insisted that I do it with him.
That's why people free-base -- to keep going and going.