September 28, 2020

Paypal on Steroids

Paypal has been placing temporary and permanent account limitations on “steroid information websites” who Paypal determines are in violation of their Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). “Account limitations” is a euphemistic way of saying that you no longer have access to your money in Paypal.

The Paypal service may not be used for activities that, among other things, are related to the sales of:

(a) narcotics, steroids, certain controlled substances or other products that present a risk to consumer safety, (b) drug paraphernalia, (c) items that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity…

What activities are “related” to such sales? [Read more…]

Watching Pornography with Dan Duchaine

My first introduction to Dan Duchaine was through the photocopied pages of Underground Steroid Handbook that circulated among bodybuilding circles at the University of Texas. I was impressed by the matter of fact, straightforward discussion of anabolic steroid information for muscle-building and performance-enhancing purposes. There was a lot of accurate information contained within those pages, much moreso than contemporary journal articles and information provided by physicians. And for this, we generally overlooked the errors and mistakes made by Duchaine.

As one of the first writers to disseminate uncensored information on the use of anabolic steroids, we looked forward to everything Dan wrote from articles in Muscle Media 2000 to Dirty Dieting Newsletter to misc.fitness.weights usenet newsgroups. [Read more…]