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Martina Hingis on Drugs: Totally dissappointing..

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Martina Hingis on Drugs: Today i read on the newspapers a story that totally shocked me...I heard that Martina Hingis has been caught taking cocaine and she now retire...What a sad story...I used to like Martina Hingis...She was an athlete that did so good i don't know why she came back...I mean they don't pay tennis athlete that much money or what? Why when tennis athletes do so great they want to come back...She did so great...I used to read the newspapers long ago on how she was doing in tennis...I am totally dissappointed...And now look the way she retire...Ayala Vida..I am writing this here because I am totally SHOCKED at the news, i can't believe it...I mean i used to like her very much...I don't know why she made a comeback for...So Martina Hingis if you are reading this "I am totally dissappointed"...

I don't follow tennis on Tv, but i used to follow martina hingis success on the Newspapers long ago and i used to like her...

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time*treatComment by time*treat - November 2, 2007, 8:08 pm
"caught taking cocaine" is quite a bit different than "testing positive for". If you ate food from a restaurant where some food-handling employee failed to wash their hands properly after going poo, you would not want it said that you were "caught taking E. coli", would you?

This should answer your other questions.
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,22693489-2722,00.html
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Comment by pumpi76 - November 2, 2007, 11:45 pm
Yeah you are right...You see i didn't even read the entire story, i just read the "Martina Hingis" and the "cocaine" part and i got all fire up..To be honest the story shocked me...
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JakeComment by Jake - November 3, 2007, 5:41 am
time*treat's says it well.   An issue in this life that I have extremely strong opinion about based on professional experience.   Career, family and life has been destroyed because of false-positive results of drug testing - especially the now all-too-often encountered required testing for employment.   I have absolutely no problem with an employer or law enforcement requiring knowledge of an individual's use of an illegal substance or, in some cases, a legal substance, especially when the use of said substance might bring harm to others.   The problem is how flawed the testing itself can be and how many variables can affect the outcome. The average layperson is neither informed nor in a position to know before they test that they could fail before they even begin.   This is not urban legend. Innocent, law-abiding individuals are being flagged every day for "failed" drug screening and the key here is not why you failed but that you did fail - because that's where the attention span of employers, law enforcement and the general public all too often stops.   List most medical information, facilities which do this testing routinely computerize all medical information, especially test results - yet another reason for caution.   Say you apply for a job and, despite knowing it cannot be true, you fail a drug screening test.   You are not given the opportunity to prove the result is false and you do not have the resources or time to fight the injustice. You do not get the job. End of story - not! Your "failure" is now a matter of record.   Hopefully, that record won't be spashed in the face of the world as a media headline.   Guilty or not of failing the test, this woman will now have this mark on her career and life forever.
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time*treatComment by time*treat - November 3, 2007, 7:15 pm
If you ever go to a drug screening for a job, and you grab a couple of poppy seed bagels to eat on the way, you have a very good chance of testing positive for opiates. Now that's in a database somewhere...
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justxploringComment by justxploring - November 3, 2007, 10:05 pm
I've had a lot of drug tests and they all tested negative. Most employers pay for 5-screen tests but some go the extra distance and pay for 10-screen. I even take a control substance for my sleep disorder (by legal prescription of course) and never has anyone questioned me about it, but I do agree that false positives can happen. Still, drug tests are important when a person is participating in sports to support the integrity of the game. I also wouldn't want to put my child on a bus if the transportation company didn't test its employees for drugs and alcohol. What's the solution?

I don't know if this is a Federal or State law but I was told that it's against the law for the doctor or laboratory to notify the employer of the test results before contacting the applicant for a reasonable explanation, so I'm not sure where you get "you are not given the opportunity to prove the result." I admit that since I don't smoke dope or snort coke, I don't give it much thought. However, I don't want any one I work for to know about my personal medical problems unless they affect my job or relate to my work.

I often think that drug testing is a violation of our rights, but if I were an employer I'd want to be certain that the people I pay to work aren't off in la-la land. If someone has a clean urine specimen, I don't see what the problem is. When the police have roadblocks, I'm always waved on (guess I look pretty normal lol) but if I were asked to get out of the car to prove I'm sober and it might possibly keep a drunk driver off the street, I'd be the first one to say "where do I pee?" Again, it's a tought call because somethings like the poppy seed problem is very real. I just looked this up on a few reliable sites and this is what Snopes said: http://www.snopes.com/medical/drugs/poppyseed.asp
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Comment by pumpi76 - November 4, 2007, 7:03 pm
I also used to follow steffi graff....First Steffi Graff and then martina hingis...
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Comment by pumpi76 - November 4, 2007, 8:34 pm
I used to have a crush on Steffi Graff...: )
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Comment by pumpi76 - November 4, 2007, 8:36 pm
Back then i was like 15 or 16 years old...

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