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  • Build the Wall: Mexican drug boss ate human flesh of victims in tamales.

    07/21/2017 10:28:03 AM PDT · by johnk · 21 replies
    http://www.wnd.com ^ | 7/21/17 | http://www.wnd.com
    'Sadistic, cruel, beastly' cartel has influence in Texas, Minnesota, Ohio, New York, Maryland, Louisiana... ---------------------- A now-deceased drug lord of one of the world’s most vicious criminal gangs ate his victims’ flesh inside tamales, according to a Mexican reporter who claimed to have witnessed the spectacle. Los Zetas leader Heriberto Lazcano, or “El Lazca,” would have a person killed and their body cleaned and shaved before their flesh was stuffed into tamales for Lazcano’s consumption, a journalist told the Mexican publication El Blog del Narco. According to the San Antonio Express-News, the journalist claimed the drug lord would also eat...
  • Given the choice, patients will reach for cannabis over prescribed opioids

    03/01/2017 12:43:17 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 42 replies
    UBC Okanagan News ^ | Monday, February 27, 2017 | Christine Zeindler
    Caption -- New research suggests people with chronic pain would rather use cannabis over their recommended medicine. Chronic pain sufferers and those taking mental health meds would rather turn to cannabis instead of their prescribed opioid medication, according to a new study. "This study is one of the first to track medical cannabis use under the new system of licensed producers, meaning that all participants had physician authorization to access cannabis in addition to their prescription medicines," says UBC Assoc. Prof. Zach Walsh, co-author of the study. The study tracked more than 250 patients with prescribed medical cannabis--people treated for...
  • Trump Signs Three Executive Orders To Crush Crime, Drug Cartels

    02/09/2017 8:25:22 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/09/17 | Tyler Durden
    As President Trump swears in Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, Reuters reports he is signing three executive actions today, including targeting drug cartels and crimes against law enforcement. TRUMP SIGNS EXECUTIVE ACTION ON `TRANS-NATIONAL' CRIME TRUMP SIGNS EXECUTIVE ACTIONS ON CRIME AND PUBLIC SAFETY And then there is this... TRUMP SAYS SIGNING ACTION FOR DOJ TO CREATE PLAN TO STOP CRIME The 'end' of crime in America! As Bloomberg reports, President Trump signs three directives today, including one that will direct DHS and DOJ to “break the back of criminal cartels.” Trump also signs DOJ directive aimed at stopping...
  • Illegal drug usage soars in North Korea: 30% nationwide

    12/08/2016 5:01:23 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    DailyNK ^ | 2016-12-06 | Kim Seong Hwan
    Illegal drug usage soars in North Korea: 30% nationwide Kim Seong Hwan | 2016-12-06 The Database Center for North Korean Human Rights (NKDB; an NGO) hosted a seminar at the Korea Press Center to discuss illicit drug usage in North Korea. Image: Daily NK. Illicit drug distribution and consumption is pervasive across all regions of North Korea, according to new research presented by the Database Center for North Korean Human Rights (NKDB). Of particular note, it was found that a high proportion of Pyongyang residents use illicit drugs on a regular basis. Lee Gwan Hyeong, a researcher at NKDB, headed...
  • Donald Trump Is Wrong—Immigrants Don’t Commit More Crimes

    09/29/2016 8:15:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 88 replies
    The Cato Institute ^ | September 27, 2016 | David Bier
    Immigration only made a brief cameo in Monday night’s debate, but Donald Trump managed to once again falsely connect immigrants to crime.In response to a question on race relations in America, Trump said:“We have gangs roaming the street. And in many cases, they’re illegally here, illegal immigrants. And they have guns. And they shoot people. And we have to be very strong. And we have to be very vigilant.”No matter how researchers slice the data, though, the numbers show that immigrants commit fewer crimes than native-born Americans. But that’s not good enough for Trump’s followers. They firmly believe immigrants make...
  • Obama shortens terms for 214 prisoners; 67 had life sentence

    08/03/2016 11:04:58 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 29 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is cutting short the sentences of 214 federal inmates, including 67 serving life sentences. The White House says it's the largest batch of commutations on a single day in more than a century. Almost all the prisoners were serving time for nonviolent drug offenses. The commutations bring to 562 the total number of sentences Obama has shortened. The White House says that's more than the past nine presidents combined. Almost 200 of those who have benefited were serving life sentences. White House counsel Neil Eggleston says Obama will continue granting clemency to more inmates...
  • Obama commutes sentences for 214 federal prisoners

    08/03/2016 12:40:16 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 51 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/3/16 | ap
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday cut short the sentences of 214 federal inmates, including 67 life sentences, in what the White House called the largest batch of commutations on a single day in more than a century. ADVERTISEMENT Almost all the prisoners were serving time for nonviolent drug crimes, reflecting Obama's long-stated view that the U.S. needs to remedy the consequences of decades of sentencing requirements that put tens of thousands of Americans behind bars for far too long. Obama has pushed for a broader fix to criminal justice laws and has used the aggressive pace of his commutations in...
  • Breakthrough cancer super-drug can also be used to beat ebola and HIV (AR-12 in clinical trials)

    07/17/2016 10:06:40 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 30 replies
    UK Express ^ | 07/11/2016 | Sean Martin
    http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/688379/Breakthrough-cancer-super-drug-can-also-be-used-to-beat-ebola-and-HIV By Sean Martin 16:59, Mon, Jul 11, 2016 | UPDATED: 17:06, Mon, Jul 11, 2016 Breakthrough cancer super-drug can also be used to beat ebola and HIV The breakthrough cancer therapy could be a “universal” therapy against flu and has the ability to destroy bacteria which has been failed by traditional medicines. Scientists behind the discovery say that the drug works by hurting the engine of viruses and cancers in cells while not affecting the rest of the body. The drug, known as AR-12, is now being brought to the UK by a pharmaceutical company for clinical trials against...
  • Drug addicts in jail cells and dealers' bodies littering the streets: 60,000 people turn...

    07/15/2016 9:14:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 July 2016 | Max Margan and Nelson Groom
    Drug addicts in jail cells and dealers' bodies littering the streets: 60,000 people turn themselves in to authorities in the Philippines after the president tells citizens to 'go ahead and kill' drug users Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte, dubbed 'The Punisher', has waged a war on drugs throughout the country After winning elections in May this year he has urged citizens to kill suspected drug users and dealers Police have confirmed killing more than 110 drug suspects since the president came to power Communications Office Secretary Martin Andanar said 60,000 drug dependents have surrendered to authorities By Max Margan and Nelson...
  • Pfizer’s Lethal Injection Drug Ban Raises Fears of Alternative Execution Methods in US

    05/15/2016 12:40:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Saturday 14 May 2016 | Jamie Doward
    Human rights campaigners warn action is needed to stop use of unlicensed drugs or other legally unsatisfactory methodsHuman rights groups have welcomed news that pharmaceutical firm Pfizer is to block the sale of its drugs in the US to perform executions, but warned that legally dubious alternatives could take their place. All companies licensed by the US government to manufacture drugs for state executions have now blocked their use in lethal injections. Pfizer’s withdrawal follows a campaign targeting pharmaceutical companies and their shareholders. The company said: “Pfizer makes its products to enhance and save the lives of the patients we...
  • Drug Shortages Forcing Hard Decisions on Rationing Treatments

    01/29/2016 12:23:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | 1/29/16 | Sheri Fink
    CLEVELAND — In the operating room at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Brian Fitzsimons has long relied on a decades-old drug to prevent hemorrhages in patients undergoing open-heart surgery. The drug, aminocaproic acid, is widely used, cheap and safe. “It never hurt,” he said. “It only helps.” Then manufacturing issues caused a national shortage. “We essentially did military-style triage,” said Dr. Fitzsimons, an anesthesiologist, restricting the limited supply to patients at the highest risk of bleeding complications. Those who do not get the once-standard treatment at the clinic, the nation’s largest cardiac center, are not told. “The patient is asleep,” he...
  • Police: Two concealed weapons holders killed suspect during barbershop robbery

    01/23/2016 7:10:00 AM PST · by aomagrat · 25 replies
    WIS TV ^ | Jan 23, 2016 | Warren Stocker
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS-TV) - Two concealed weapons holders who were victims of an armed robbery at a Columbia barbershop shot and killed one of the suspects on Friday night. The Colombia Police Department responded to an armed robbery call at "Next Up Barber and Beauty" in the 4400 block of Fort Jackson Blvd shortly before 7 p.m. Several people, including children, were inside the business when two armed men wearing masks demanded and stole money from them. Two of the victims with valid concealed weapons permits shot at both suspects, hitting one of them. The wounded suspect ran from the...
  • Jimmy Carter’s Cancer NOT Treated by Israeli Drug (Plus, it isn’t Cured)

    12/09/2015 12:56:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 12/09/2015 | By:Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    When the news broke on Monday, Dec. 7 that Jimmy Carter, who recently disclosed he had a serious and likely-fatal form of cancer, suddenly had 'no evidence of cancer,' Carter-watchers went a little crazy. Some people, of course, were thrilled to hear that the former U.S. president was no longer at death's door. Others, especially strong pro-Israel activists were aghast when they read in a widely-circulated news article, that Keytruda, the drug credited for Carter's health turnaround, was developed in Israel. Carter is widely-reviled as a virulent and relentless basher of Israel. A 2014 article in YNet described Keytruda as...
  • Upstate NY gang members on secret list of 6,000 freed early from prison: See who's out

    11/20/2015 6:37:22 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 11 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse, New York ^ | November 20, 2015 at 9:11 AM | Mark Weiner
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Reddell Smith spent a decade roaming the streets of Syracuse with the 110 Gang, where he dealt drugs, shot at rivals and stole a car at gunpoint. When he was arrested, Smith possessed a 9mm handgun that had been used in 12 shootings. His life as a gangster ended in 2011, when he was sentenced to 8 years and 4 months in prison .... But now Smith and 46 other convicted Upstate New York drug dealers -- some of them members of violent gangs --have seen their sentences cut short as part of a federal initiative to...
  • Feds Send Man to Jail for Overfishing as 6,000 Drug Convicts are Freed

    11/02/2015 5:51:59 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | NOVEMBER 02, 2015
    These are embarrassing times for the nation's criminal justice system; as the Obama administration executes the nation's largest mass release of federal prisoners, it's sending a Long Island fisherman to jail for reeling in too many... Back in 2010 resident Obama signed a measure that for the first time in decades relaxed drug-crime sentences he claimed discriminated against poor and minority offenders. This severely weakened a decades-old law enacted during the infamous crack cocaine epidemic that ravaged urban communities nationwide in the 1980s. As part of the movement the U.S. Sentencing Commission lowered maximum sentences for drug offenders and made...
  • The “other” Fast & Furious, headed to a theatre near you

    10/25/2015 9:15:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | October 23, 2015 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Special Agent John Dodson blew the whistle on the Department of Justice (DOJ) ill-fated “Fast and Furious” operation in an interview with me in 2011. Dodson explained that the U.S. government had been instructing federal agents like him to encourage gun dealers to sell thousands of assault rifles and other weapons to traffickers for Mexican drug cartels. ... Beyond Fast and Furious, similar “gunwalking” cases by the government were reported in numerous cities: Phoenix, Tucson and Houston to name a few. “Walked” guns were used by illegal Mexican bandits in an Arizona shootout that killed...
  • Female viagra 'to get the green light'... but drug is still plagued with safety risks

    08/17/2015 2:59:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/16/15 | Louise Eccles
    A drug dubbed the ‘female Viagra’ is set to be approved by a US watchdog this week – paving the way for its arrival in the UK. Industry experts claim flibanserin could be given the green light within days, making it the first officially sanctioned drug for low female sex drive on the market. Unlike its male equivalent, the drug combats a flagging libido not by targeting the genitals but the pleasure centre of a woman’s brain, with women who took the pill every day in trials having sex more frequently and enjoying it more.
  • U.S. Shifts Stance on Drug Pricing in Pacific Trade Pact Talks, Document Reveals

    06/10/2015 9:21:54 AM PDT · by Theoria · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10 June 2015 | Jonathan Weisman
    Facing resistance from its Pacific trading partners, the Obama administration is no longer demanding protection for pharmaceutical prices under the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, according to a newly leaked “transparency” annex of the proposed trade accord. But American negotiators are still pressing participating governments to open the process that sets reimbursement rates for drugs and medical devices. Public health professionals, generic drugmakers and activists opposed to the trade deal, which is still being negotiated, contend that it will empower big pharmaceutical firms to command higher reimbursement rates in the United States and abroad, at the expense of consumers. They also say...
  • Norway study links mental illness to drugs

    05/01/2015 6:54:25 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    The Local ^ | 4-27-2015
    A new Norwegian study has shown that alcohol and drug abuse is much more common among patients suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression than in the population at large. The study, conducted by the Norwegian Institute for Public Health, looked into the extent of drug and alcohol dependence among Norwegians diagnosed with serious mental health disorders. Every fourth patient with schizophrenia and every fifth with bipolar disorder also suffered problems with substance abuse.  One in ten people who were severely depressed also had problems with alcohol or drug-related health problems.  It is estimated that one in forty Norwegians indulge...
  • Pakistani Security forces have burned the in Khyber agency

    04/23/2015 1:26:57 AM PDT · by musarratullah · 4 replies
    Khyber agency, April 23, 2015, a large quantum of narcotics destroyed in Khyber agency on Thursday. The corps commander 11 corps Lt General Hidayat Ur Rehman, who was chief guest of the program attends the ceremony. IG frontier Constabulary Major General Taib Azal also attends the drug burn ceremony in the area of Shah Kas. Army official, political agents of Bara and civil official of different departments of Khyber agency also attend the drug burn ceremony. Official brief the Corps commander about the Drug and they informed that 72716 Kg Hashish , 117 Kg Heroin , 389 Kg Opium ,...