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  • Teen violin prodigy is latest casualty of ‘Calvin Klein’ drug craze

    07/16/2019 10:32:21 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | uly 12, 2019 | Jackie Salo
    Teen violin prodigy dies of apparent drug overdose in London mansion A lethal cocktail of drugs known as “Calvin Klein” has swept the nightclub scene amid reports that a 17-year-old London-born violin prodigy died from the dangerous combination. Experts warn that “Calvin Klein” binges, which involve ketamine and cocaine, “wreak havoc on the brain’s chemical system and can greatly impair overall brain functioning,” according to a site dedicated to treating ketamine substance abuse. The party drug — with Calvin standing for cocaine and Klein referring to ketamine — produces a euphoric high similar to ecstasy, users claim. The US National...
  • If you flush drugs down the toilet, you could be creating 'meth gators,'police in Tennessee say

    07/16/2019 3:50:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | July 15, 2019 | Leanna Faulk and Jamiel Lynch
    A Tennessee police department is warning residents to stop flushing drugs down their toilet and sinks out of fear they could create "meth gators." "Now our sewer guys take great pride in releasing water that is cleaner than what is in the creek, but they are not really prepared for meth," according to a Loretto Police Department social media post. "Ducks, Geese, and other fowl frequent our treatment ponds and we shudder to think what one all hyped up on meth would do." The police posted the warning to Facebook on Saturday after officers found a suspect unsuccessfully trying to...
  • Colombian National Pleads Guilty to Operating an International Fentanyl (truncated)

    07/15/2019 11:21:19 AM PDT · by ransomnote
    justice.gov ^ | July 12, 2019 | DOJ
    Full Title: Colombian National Pleads Guilty to Operating an International Fentanyl Trafficking Organization from a Canadian Prison Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, July 12, 2019 Colombian National Pleads Guilty to Operating an International Fentanyl Trafficking Organization from a Canadian Prison A Colombian fentanyl trafficker, who was scheduled to go to trial on Oct. 1, 2019, pleaded guilty earlier today to drug trafficking and money laundering charges as the leader and organizer of an international continuing criminal enterprise while incarcerated in Quebec, Canada.  The enterprise involved distributing fentanyl and other similar substances from Canada and...
  • I Went to a Socialism Conference. Here Are My 6 Observations.

    07/15/2019 2:25:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 15, 2019 | Jarrett Stepman
    While you were enjoying your Fourth of July weekend, I was attending a national conference on socialism. Why? Because socialism is having its moment on the left. Since there’s often confusion as to what socialism really is, I decided to attend the Socialism 2019 conference at the Hyatt Hotel in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend. The conference, which had the tag line “No Borders, No Bosses, No Binaries,” contained a cross-section of the most pertinent hard-left thought in America. Among the sponsors were the Democratic Socialists of America and Jacobin, a quarterly socialist magazine. The walls of the...
  • Tons Of Cocaine Was Caught From The Ship Owned By Jp Morgan

    07/15/2019 4:29:37 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 44 replies
    In one of many largest drug busts in U.S. historical past, federal authorities in Philadelphia seized practically 20 tons of cocaine—worth about $1 billion— last month from a ship owned by JP Morgan’s asset management arm. JP Morgan didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from Forbes. U.S. Lawyer William McSwain mentioned in a tweet that the sheer quantity of cocaine may have killed “hundreds of thousands” of individuals. A federal criminal investigation into the alleged smuggling working is ongoing. “This is among the largest drug seizures in the United States historical past. This quantity of cocaine may kill...
  • Clarion Intel EXCLUSIVE: Nationwide Militant Islamist Network

    07/13/2019 3:48:07 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 15 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | July 11, 2018 | Ryan Mauro
    .recentcomments a{display:inline !important;padding:0 !important;margin:0 !important;} Latest AllUSWorldHuman RightsPolitical IslamTerrorism101s US ExtremistsPreventing Violent ExtremismFilmsAbout About Clarion ProjectSpeakersStoreSubscribe Donate   News Analysis Published July 11, 2019 By Ryan Mauro Clarion Intel EXCLUSIVE: Nationwide Militant Islamist Network Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on whatsapp Share on email (Photo: Pixabay)This Clarion Intel exclusive report documents an Islamist movement in America composed of terrorist, paramilitary and criminal components.Executive Summary An Islamist movement in America composed of terrorist, paramilitary and criminal components is increasingly anticipating a nationwide armed uprising which will be sparked by a confrontation with police and/or white supremacists, according to Clarion...
  • Coast Guardsman jumps onto narco-submarine loaded with drugs in Pacific Ocean (video)

    07/12/2019 7:19:59 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 29 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/11/2019 | ABC7
    Video from the U.S. Coast Guard shows crew members boarding a suspected drug smuggling vessel in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, with one pounding on the hatch until someone inside opened it, reportedly finding over 17,000 pounds of cocaine. Coast Guardsman jumps onto narco-submarine loaded with drugs in Pacific Ocean
  • 9 ex-athletes from a top N.J. school have died since 2014. Why?

    07/12/2019 7:17:52 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    On Sept. 27, 2008, Dillon Romain and T.J. Franzese, running backs who shared the backfield at Don Bosco Prep, played the game of their lives. Taking on six-time national champion De La Salle in a nationally televised game, Franzese led Don Bosco in receiving and hauled in a critical third-quarter touchdown, while Romain rushed for a game-high 150 yards and a score. Their performances led the team to a 23-21 victory and launched the Don Bosco dynasty into the national spotlight. A decade after that celebrated game, Franzese and Romain are dead. Franzese died April 19, 2017. Romain died two...
  • Florida Sheriff Deputy Arrested After Planting Drugs on Innocent People

    07/11/2019 9:33:01 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 60 replies
    reason.com ^ | 7/11/2019 | C.J. CIARAMELLA
    A Florida sheriff's deputy was arrested Wednesday for planting drugs and falsely arresting at least 10 people, including one case where Reason obtained body camera footage showing him lying about the results of roadside field test. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) announced yesterday that, following a months-long investigation, former Jackson County sheriff's deputy Zach Wester had been arrested and charged with 52 felony crimes, including racketeering, false imprisonment, fabricating evidence, and drug possession. In a stunning 30-page affidavit, the FDLE laid out how Wester kept unmarked bags of marijuana and methamphetamines in the trunk of his patrol car,...
  • Largest fentanyl bust in state history made along Pa. turnpike, police say

    07/09/2019 7:25:37 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    WPXI ^ | July 9, 2019
    MOUNT PLEASANT TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Police said the largest fentanyl bust in Pennsylvania history took place Monday morning along the turnpike in Westmoreland County. Troopers pulled over a car driven by Juan Gomez, of New York, when he failed to move over for a turnpike vehicle with its lights on in Mount Pleasant Township. During a search of the car, police discovered a hidden compartment behind the center console. Inside it, they found 3.5 pounds of fentanyl. "This is what you’d see out of a movie. That package would go to an area where it was cut with different agents,...
  • ‘Her eyes were completely black’: Va. family fends off naked woman who claimed to be the devil

    07/05/2019 5:21:51 PM PDT · by csvset · 91 replies
    WRIC ^ | 5 July 2019 | Talya Cunningham, Dean Mirshahi
    CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A Chesterfield family spoke with 8News Friday after fending off a naked intruder who broke into their home on South Twilight Lane the night before. The intruder claimed to be the devil and attacked the family, prompting the homeowner to fire 39 rounds. The incident was a traumatic experience for the Lewis family’s first night in their brand new home. She was in to kill us,” Melissa Lewis said. “That was her almighty, to kill us. She attacked us and I held her down just kept on punching her and punching her as hard as...
  • Cocaine-laced cigarettes, crack, and vodka binges: Hunter Biden details his drug and alcohol abuse

    07/02/2019 11:11:50 AM PDT · by SpaceBar · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 02, 2019 | Caitlin Yilek
    Joe Biden’s son Hunter has detailed the drug and alcohol addiction problems that played a role in the end of his marriage, his discharge from the Navy Reserve, and his absence from the 2020 campaign trail. Divorced in 2017 after a 23-year marriage, Hunter Biden, 49, is the father of Naomi, 25, Finnegan, 19, and Maisy, 18. He recently married Melissa Cohen, 32, a South African divorcee, in secret just 10 days after he'd met her, marking the occasion with a "shalom" tattoo in Hebrew on the inside of his left bicep, to match one she has in the same...
  • Marianne Williamson is the only candidate to bring up Food Policy

    07/02/2019 10:06:43 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 90 replies
    Food and Wine ^ | Jun 28, 2019 | Adam Campbell-Schmitt
    “We’ve got to get deeper than just these superficial fixes, as important as they are..." “We don’t have a healthcare system in the United States, we have a sickness care system in the United States. We just wait ’til somebody gets sick and then we talk about who’s going to pay for the treatment and how they’re going to be treated. What we need to talk about why so many Americans have unnecessary chronic illnesses, so many more compared to other countries. And that gets back not just into Big Pharma, not just health insurance companies, it has to do...
  • Smugglers are Pushing Adults and Kids Into the Rio Grande to Distract Border Patrol Agents

    07/01/2019 12:49:35 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 30 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 07/01/19
    Last week a photo of a man and his daughter went viral after they drowned together in the Rio Grande. It happened while they attempted to enter the United States illegally. According to Border Patrol agents, pushing adults and children into the river is a new tactic being used as a distraction by smugglers. While agents focus their attention on water rescue missions, they take advantage.
  • Gov. Pritzker should establish an Office to make a few bucks off those fleeing the state

    06/27/2019 1:12:58 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 14 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 27, 2019 | John Kass
    What is Illinois — the Shut Up and Take It State — truly known for? Political corruption? Check. High taxes going higher? Check. Political bosses who get richer and richer while taxpayers get poorer and poorer? Check. If there’s one thing Illinois does just about better than any state, it’s this: Making economic refugees of its own people. The Shut Up and Take It State on the prairie has lost 157,000 people over the past five years. Actually, that’s a lie. They’re not “lost.” They ran away on purpose. And the way billionaire Gov. Big Boy is governing, raising taxes...
  • German patients get the latest drugs for just $11. Can such a model work in the U.S.?

    06/26/2019 3:03:05 PM PDT · by Theoria · 40 replies
    LA Times ^ | 19 June 2019 | Noam N. Levey
    Patients who come to the Havelhöhe cancer clinic in the leafy outskirts of Germany’s capital are often very sick. Struggling with advanced-stage cancers, many need strong doses of expensive, cutting-edge chemotherapy that can run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. But like all Germans, none of the patients sitting quietly in the infusion ward here pay more than 10 euros a prescription, or about $11. “We never talk about costs,” said Dr. Burkhard Matthes, a senior oncologist at the clinic. Germany’s ability to provide citizens access to the latest drugs while keeping patients’ costs so low is made possible...
  • How a trip on magic mushrooms helped decriminalize psychedelic plants in a California city

    06/23/2019 5:58:33 PM PDT · by plain talk · 52 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 22, 2019 | Hailey Branson-Potts
    In May, Denver became the first city in the nation to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms. Voters approved a ballot initiative by such a razor-thin margin that multiple news outlets initially reported that it had failed. It was easier in Oakland. The City Council on June 4 approved its ordinance unanimously, with little pushback. Oakland even went a step further by decriminalizing not just mushrooms but also a range of other psychoactive plants and compounds including peyote, iboga and ayahuasca. The measure, which applies only to plant-based hallucinogens and not synthetic drugs such as LSD and MDMA, does not actually legalize natural...
  • Why Are There So Many Homeless in Los Angeles? One Word: DRUGS

    06/20/2019 7:43:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/20/2019 | Roger Simon
    I left Los Angeles for Nashville slightly over a year ago. When I call friends back in my former home (for 50 years), most of them tell me I got out just in time.Actually, they're wrong. I should have gotten out ten or even fifteen years before. The handwriting was on the wall. "California dreamin'," pace Mama Cass, "was no longer a ray-al-it-tee." It hasn't been for a long time.Now everybody knows about the 36,000 homeless on the streets of LA, over 60,000 in the county, replete with human feces and syringes littering the sidewalks, along with rats, typhus and...
  • Deputies say a man had a meth-fueled attack squirrel. They need help finding him

    06/18/2019 2:25:08 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 67 replies
    WHNT News 19, ^ | June 18, 2019 | WHNT News 19,
    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. - Authorities arrested a man and are searching for another after they found methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, body armor, and an "attack squirrel" during a search Monday. The Limestone County Sheriff's Office said Ronnie Reynolds, 37, was arrested during the search. They added Mickey Paulk, 35, is wanted by investigators, after he allegedly fed a squirrel meth to keep it aggressive. Investigators said they searched an apartment in the 21000-block of Piney Chapel Road around 8:30 a.m. Monday after they received tips about an "attack squirrel" being fed meth to keep it aggressive. They found meth, drug paraphernalia,...
  • Mexico Scorches 13-Square-Mile Marijuana Plantation

    06/17/2019 1:07:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    NTD ^ | June 17, 2019 | Victor Westerkamp
    Mexican Federal police have discovered an enormous marijuana plantation just south of San Diego, 6 miles over the Mexican border in the state and El Centro, and set it on fire. Border Patrol officials out of San Diego, California, estimated the 70,000 pounds had a street value of $277 million and they believe they were produced to flood the U.S. market, Customs and Border Protection said in a statement issued late Friday.