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  • Watch: Trump Says 'Yes' To Medical Marijuana, 'No' To Deporting Justin Bieber

    02/10/2016 5:29:44 PM PST · by JediJones · 51 replies
    Civilized ^ | 11/24/2015 | Julia Wright
    Donald Trump's position on cannabis appears to have flip-flopped wildly over the years. (No comb-over jokes - promise.) "Legalized marijuana is always a very difficult question - for medicinal purposes and medical purposes, it's fine," says Trump in the video. Earlier this year, Trump told FOX's Sean Hannity he supports medical users "100 percent," but added that overall, marijuana legalization has been "a bad thing for Colorado." He added the Evergreen state is now facing some "big, big problems." But back in 1990, Trump told the Sarasota Herald America's drug policy was "a joke," and legalizing all drugs was the...
  • Donald Trump: New Hampshire Drug Epidemic

    02/07/2016 8:08:12 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 44 replies
    Facebook ^ | 2/7/2016 | Donald Trump
    Donald J. Trump: "The New Hampshire drug epidemic must stop. If elected POTUS -- I will create borders and the drugs will stop pouring in. We will #MakeAmericaGreatAgain!"
  • Gage Park victims' identities officially released by medical examiner (CHICAGO)

    02/06/2016 2:55:58 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Feb 6, 2016
    Gage Park victims' identities officially released by medical examiner Chicago Tribune staff Contact Reporter The Cook County medical examiner's office on Saturday officially released information on the identities of the six people found killed inside a Gage Park home this week. The six family members were found dead a little after 1 p.m. Thursday when police were called to a home in the 5700 block of South California Avenue because a man who lived there had not shown up for work. Those killed were identified as Rosaura Martinez, 58, who family members have said went by Rosaura Hernandez; her husband,...
  • Ann Coulter–Heroin: Blame It on America

    02/03/2016 4:20:20 PM PST · by george76 · 69 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 3 Feb 2016 | Ann Coulter
    Any politician who claims to care about the drug overdose deaths sweeping the nation, but does not demand that we build a wall, deport illegal aliens and end the anchor baby scam, is a liar. In 2014, more people died from drug overdoses than any year in U.S. history: 47,055. That's more than die in car accidents -- and it's not even close. This is a huge, horrible problem -- and it's a problem caused entirely by the fact that Mexico is on our southern border. The diverse, hardworking people of Mexico manufacture the majority of heroin in the U.S....
  • “Blind Side” Mom of Michael Oher Praises Adopted Son on Making Second Super Bowl

    02/05/2016 9:34:43 PM PST · by kathsua · 25 replies
    Life News ^ | Feb 5, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    On Super Bowl Sunday, proud adoptive mom Leigh Anne Tuohy will watch her son play football for the second time in the biggest American sports game of the year. Tuohy’s son Michael Oher is the offensive lineman for the Carolina Panthers and formerly the Baltimore Ravens, who he helped to achieve victory in the 2013 Super Bowl. Oher’s life had a troubled beginning. When Oher was born, his mother was addicted to drugs and his father was in prison. He struggled in school, moved through homes in foster care and spent time homeless until he met Leigh Anne and her...
  • Illegal immigrant freed pending drug trial flees (Released WITHOUT bail!)

    02/05/2016 1:43:44 PM PST · by DCdude · 11 replies
    JSOnline ^ | 2/5/2016 | John Diedrich
    Federal prosectors argued at a hearing in November that Gilberto Hernandez-Ordunez should be locked up before trial, noting he faced decades in prison on a cocaine charge and was likely to flee to Mexico because he was in the U.S. illegally. Federal law presumes someone like Hernandez-Ordunez, who was found with 15 kilograms of cocaine brought to Milwaukee sealed in metal elevator parts. U.S. Magistrate Judge William Duffin saw the case differently. He released the 34-year-old on a signature bond with no electronic monitoring, noting he had no criminal history, was employed and had strong family ties to Milwaukee. Now,...
  • Illegal immigrant freed pending drug trial flees (I told you so!)

    02/05/2016 1:22:50 PM PST · by DCdude · 3 replies
    JSOnline ^ | 2/5/2016 | John Diedrich
  • CEO That Raised Drug Price 4,000 Percent Arrested

    12/17/2015 7:58:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    Big Health Report ^ | December 17, 2015 | The Hill
    Martin Shkreli, who drew national scorn for hiking the cost of a life-saving drug 4,000 percent overnight, has been arrested, according to multiple reports early Thursday.The 32-year-old founder and CEO of Turing Pharmaceutical made headlines in September for raising the price of Daraprim, often used to treat HIV and AIDS patients, from $13.50 per pill to $750 per pill after buying the rights to the drug.His arrest is reportedly not related to that price increase.Shkreli is accused of illegally taking stock from a biotechnology firm he launched in 2011 called Retrophin Inc., Bloomberg reported, and using it to pay off...
  • Burning Man 2016 Ticket Information

    02/04/2016 10:12:05 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    tickets.burningman.org ^ | 2/4/2016 | unknown
    Welcome to the 2016 Burning Man Ticket Page. This is the official source for information about Black Rock City 2016 tickets. For more background information about changes this year, please read the post on the Burning Man Journal.
  • Bill directs car tax to roads, bridges, not transit projects ( Colorado )

    02/03/2016 2:47:46 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | February 2, 2016 | Charles Ashby
    Part of a fee that motorists pay to a road and bridge fund is being used for transit projects across Colorado, and Senate Republicans don't believe that's right. As a result, the Colorado Senate gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a bill that would change that. ... "The intent of this bill is to ensure that the money paid by citizens for the improvement of roads and bridges when they pay their vehicle registration fees is actually used for roads and bridges," Neville said. "The definition of a fee is that it should be utilized for those who are paying the...
  • THANK YOU DONALD TRUMP FOR TELLING THE TRUTH WITH COURAGE.

    02/03/2016 3:59:31 PM PST · by cradle of freedom · 105 replies
    Thank you Donald Trump for telling the truth with courage. When others feared being called names by the politically correct, Trump got out there and said in no uncertain terms that HE WOULD BUILD A WALL! This is one of the major reasons why so many people love him. Millions of Americans have been harmed by illegal immigration and others have learned about it and sought to get the message out over the years only to be suppressed and smothered by the politically correct establishment. Why is there a huge heroin problem in this country today? Mexico. Most of the...
  • Just an observation.

    02/02/2016 6:04:32 PM PST · by chuckles · 20 replies
    vanity | 02/02/2016 | chuckles
    I was just listening to the news about the election results in Iowa as I was doing other work, and overheard the "Talking heads" commenting on Cruz being supported by 62% Evangelical Christians and it will be different in New Hampshire with 26% Christians. They crowed that Cruz would meet his match in secular New Hampshire and quickly fade when Cruz meets "real American voters". Within one hour, the same station reported that New Hampshire's biggest problem was overdosing on drugs like heroin. They paraded several poor souls in front of their camera telling their testimony of how drugs and...
  • The 50 most violent cities in the world [Circa 2016]

    01/26/2016 11:49:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/26/2016 | Armin Rosen, Jeremy Bender and Amanda Macias
    Latin America holds the undesirable distinction of having the most cities on the Mexico Citizens Council for Public Security's annual ranking of the world's most violent cities. Of the 50 cities on the list, 41 are in Latin America, including 21 in Brazil. The lion's share of the elevated violence in the region is due to drug trafficking supplemented with gang wars, political instability, and the deregulation of economies triggering widespread poverty. "Narcotics are the biggest black market earner of all. Estimated to be worth more than three hundred billion dollars a year, the global industry has pumped huge resources...
  • EAST CHICAGO COUNCILMAN SWORN IN FROM BEHIND BARS

    01/25/2016 6:49:39 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 40 replies
    ABC Chicago ^ | January 25, 2016 | N/A
    An East Chicago councilman was sworn into office behind bars earlier this month while in custody on murder charges. Robert Battle, who was re-elected in November when he ran unopposed, was given his oath of office and signed required paperwork on Jan. 15, said Paula Miraldi, of the Lake County Board of Elections in northwest Indiana. The board of elections received the paperwork Friday morning, but it was dated Jan. 15. Battle needed to be sworn in and submit his paperwork by Feb. 1, otherwise the council post would be declared vacant. Battle has been in the custody of the...
  • Drug Overdoses Propel Rise in Mortality Rates of Young Whites

    01/19/2016 12:42:57 AM PST · by ruination · 37 replies
    NYT ^ | Jan 16, 2016 | Gina Kolata and Sarah Cohen
    Drug overdoses are driving up the death rate of young white adults in the United States to levels not seen since the end of the AIDS epidemic more than two decades ago — a turn of fortune that stands in sharp contrast to falling death rates for young blacks, a New York Times analysis of death certificates has found. The rising death rates for those young white adults, ages 25 to 34, make them the first generation since the Vietnam War years of the mid-1960s to experience higher death rates in early adulthood than the generation that preceded it. The...
  • Hillary Calls for Legalization of Drugs (Vanity)

    01/17/2016 6:54:36 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 64 replies
    At a commercial break in the Demonrat debate, You Tube showed a little speech by Hillary where she began talking about opioid addiction and the drug problem. She called for federal money for programs and said police need to always have an antidote for opioid overdose with them at all times m She ended this short NBC produced spiel by saying drug use needs to cease being a criminal issue and be put where it belongs, as a health issue.
  • Jury convicts man on 31 counts in prison drone plot trial (MD)

    01/16/2016 6:14:19 PM PST · by bgill · 6 replies
    kxan ^ | Jan. 15, 2016 | AP
    A jury convicted a man of 31 offenses Friday for plotting to fly illegal drugs, a cellphone and other contraband aboard a drone into a maximum-security state prison. Thaddeus C. Shortz, 25, of Knoxville, could face more than 50 years in prison for crimes that include contraband, drug, conspiracy and firearm convictions. His sentencing wasn’t scheduled. The Allegany County Circuit Court jury deliberated about two hours and 15 minutes after two days of testimony. The panel of eight men and four women convicted Shortz on all but four of the charged offenses. He was acquitted on two counts each of...
  • Cartel expert says Sean Penn, del Castillo could be in serious danger

    01/16/2016 10:27:43 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 97 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 1/15/2015 | Caitlin Dickson
    It’s been just over four months since Sean Penn met with the world’s most wanted drug lord, and things aren’t going as the actor had planned. “My article has failed,” Penn told CBS’s Charlie Rose in an interview that will air on 60 Minutes this Sunday. The Oscar winner was referring to the 10,000-plus word screed detailing his meeting this October with notorious Mexican cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, and the events leading up to it. Rolling Stone published Penn’s article this past Saturday, following Guzman's capture six months after his Hollywoodesque escape from a maximum security prison this...
  • Sean Penn has "a terrible regret" about "El Chapo" meeting (Libtard begging for his life alert)

    01/15/2016 3:33:08 PM PST · by Zakeet · 88 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 15, 2016
    Actor Sean Penn is breaking his silence about his trip to Mexico to meet notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. In an interview for this Sunday's "60 Minutes," Penn spoke to "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie Rose Thursday night in Santa Monica to talk about his seven hours with Guzman.
  • Sean Penn On Reaction To His El Chapo Interview: My Article 'Failed' (VIDEO)

    01/15/2016 9:13:46 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 1/15/15 | Caitlin Cruz
    Actor Sean Penn said in a Friday preview of an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" that his article based on a secret interview with then-fugitive cartel leader "El Chapo" "has failed" to achieve his goal of sparking conversation about the War on Drugs. Penn met the notorious Sinaloa Cartel leader, whose real name is Joaquin Guzman, back in October with the help of Mexican actress Kate del Castillo. His story for Rolling Stone went live on Saturday, one day after Mexican authorities announced the fugitive's capture. Journalists immediately criticized the piece. "I have a regret that the entire discussion about...
  • Right to Try: The FDA Has the Blood of Millions of Americans on its Hands

    01/11/2016 11:00:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2016 | Rachel Alexander
    Darcy Olsen, CEO and president of the Goldwater Institute, has written a must-read book for anyone facing a serious ailment, The Right to Try: How the Federal Government Prevents Americans from Getting the Life-Saving Treatments They Need.It is common knowledge there is a problem with the FDA delaying the approval of drugs. But until now, most Americans did not realize just how bad the situation is  — hundreds of thousands of people, including children, needlessly lose their lives every year because new, breakthrough drugs that have worked in clinical trials and are legal in other countries are not approved here....
  • Geraldo Rivera: Anger against Sean Penn's 'El Chapo' interview is misdirected

    01/11/2016 10:40:25 AM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 11, 2016 | Geraldo Rivera
    Folks are furious at actor Sean Penn and Mexican-American actress Kate del Castillo because they got chummy with El Chapo, the notorious drug kingpin rearrested last Friday. Why exactly is that? Penn was not "acting" as a journalist, he was one when he and the soap star bravely entered the jungle and risked physical and financial harm to pursue the huge exclusive interview with the fugitive who was the most wanted man in the world. I would have done it. And I would have kept my mouth shut if I promised the source that I would keep my mouth shut...
  • Study: Mexico Violence So Extreme It's Causing Male Life Expectancy To Drop

    01/07/2016 2:58:29 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 10 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 01/07/2016 | The Associated Press
    In the most violence-plagued state, the loss added up to a stunning three years. A new study suggests that Mexico‘s drug violence was so bad at its peak that it apparently caused the nation‘s male life expectancy to drop by several months. Experts say the violence from 2005-2010 partly reversed decades of steady gains, noting that homicide rates increased from 9.5 homicides per 100,000 people in 2005 to more than 22 in 2010. That has since declined to about 16 per 100,000 in 2014.
  • Marine’s struggle includes potentially deadly prescription cocktail

    01/04/2016 8:24:20 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 16 replies
    The Daily News (Jville NC) ^ | Jan. 3, 2016 | James LaPorta
    Bobbie Bee can no longer contain her outrage after her husband was prescribed a drug that if taken in conjunction with his current cocktail of medications potentially could have raised his serotonin levels to dangerous heights, a risk that she says - and the FDA warns — "could've been deadly." "I can't carry them all at once," Bobbie J. Bee says over the unmistakable sound of pills individually bouncing off the sides of plastic bottling tubes as she walks in from her home's kitchen and into the dining room. She lays the containers out one-by-one. "These are for nerves, anger...
  • Advice: Methadone and Lorazepam (Ativan) for dying lady

    01/04/2016 6:11:39 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 66 replies
    daniel1212 ^ | 1-4-16 | daniel1212
    My landlord's mother lives downstairs, and has advanced lung disease and has been on oxygen 24/7 for many years, to the point that she spent many weeks in a nursing home before coming back home. However, mentally she is by nature a feisty (Jewish) 77 year-old lady and with a devoted son but who lives 30 min away. The daughter lives upstairs and tries to help but has limitations in helping her mother. I told her to call me anytime if she needed help (for free, no strings) and daily this has been the case (make coffee, take trash out,...
  • 15 Stats That Destroy Liberal Narratives

    01/02/2016 6:15:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 2, 2016 | John Hawkins
    "Muslims account for only about 1 percent of the U.S. population but account for about half of terrorist attacks since 9/11. That means Muslims in the United States are about 5,000 percent more likely to commit terrorist attacks than non-Muslims." -- Mark Krikorian2) "Consider, for example, that in 1958 a mere 4 percent of Americans approved of interracial marriage. By 2013, that number had grown to 87 percent. In 2012 these once-taboo unions hit an all-time high.Ku Klux Klan membership has shrunk drastically from millions a century ago to fewer than 5,000 today. The Black Panthers are essentially extinct. While plenty...
  • Woman accused of shooting-up meth, riding cart thru Walmart while eating chicken, drinking

    12/27/2015 3:50:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    WGHP-TV ^ | December 26, 2015 | Staff
    LECANTO, Fla. — A woman is accused of shooting up meth and riding a motorized cart through a Walmart while eating chicken and drinking wine. WFLA reported that 20-year-old Josseleen Elida Lopez faces charges after the incident reported at a Walmart in Lecanto, Fla. on Tuesday. The suspect allegedly shot up meth and then ate sushi, cinnamon rolls, rotisserie chicken and drank wine while driving a motorized shopping cart at a Walmart....
  • President Barack Obama Commutes Sentences of Philly-Area Crack, Other Drug Offenders

    12/20/2015 3:48:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 95 offenders - including six drug offenders from the Philadelphia region - and pardoned two more in a year-end spree. Almost all of those receiving commuted sentences are non-violent drug offenders. Many were convicted of distributing or possessing cocaine or crack-cocaine. The commutations are the most that Obama has issued at once time. Four Philadelphia men, a Reading, Pennsylvania resident and a Lawrenceville, New Jersey man - three who were serving life sentences - were among those pardoned. Click here to learn more about each man's crimes and when they will become free.
  • Drug Kingpin El Chapo Guzmán Reportedly Threatens To Retaliate Against ISIS

    12/10/2015 10:53:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | December 10, 2015 | Dolia Estevez
    Fugitive Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán has reportedly threatened to eliminate ISIS if it continues to destroy his drug shipments to unspecified Middle East countries that go through the terrorist group’s so called “caliphate,” a website called cartel.blog reported Thursday. In a harshly-worded encrypted email addressed to ISIS head Abu Bakd Badhdadi, the head of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel reportedly said: “My men will destroy you. The world is not yours to dictate. I pity the next son of a whore who tries to interfere with the business of the Sinaloa Cartel. I will have their heart and...
  • VIDEO: Woman Eats Pizza While Walking Away From Fatal Fort Greene Crash

    12/08/2015 10:59:58 AM PST · by fungoking · 41 replies
    DNAinfo ^ | 12/7/15 | Rachelle Blidner and Aidan Gardiner
    FORT GREENE — Surveillance video appeared to capture a woman calmly munching on a slice of pizza moments after an unlicensed driver hurtled onto a curb and fatally struck a 30-year-old woman Sunday on Fulton Street. In the video, the hungry witness is shown turning to look back at the victim, Victoria Nicodemus, lying beneath the wheels of a Chevrolet, but continuing to walk down the street unfazed after the crash near South Portland Place about 5:26 p.m. Just before walking off screen, the woman lifts her slice and takes a bite while others race to the victim's aid, the...
  • Oklahoma man arrested for murder, sexual abuse of 1-year-old girl

    12/07/2015 9:14:11 AM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/7/15 | By Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton
    TULSA, Okla. (Reuters) - An Oklahoma man has been taken into custody on a murder charge on suspicion that he beat and sexually abused the 1-year-old daughter of his girlfriend, police said on Monday. Cody Johnson, 30, and his girlfriend brought an unresponsive Sawyer Jefferson to a Tulsa hospital on Saturday, saying that the girl had tripped over her pajamas and fallen on a toy.
  • Killer High: The Drug That Turns ISIS Terrorists Into Superhuman Soldiers

    12/01/2015 7:23:40 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 46 replies
    rightwingnews.com ^ | Nov 21 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    A little pill called Captagon turns Jihadists into superhuman soldiers. They dont feel pain, they dont fear death and they dont get tired. They become killing machines. Bonus; it makes them murderously psychotic and causes brain damage after prolonged use. It is cheap, easy to produce and highly addictive. The Syrians take it as do the rebels. And from what I hear, ISIS loves the stuff. They laugh when they are beaten, they are high when they rape, they are jazzed when they behead infidels. During the raid in Paris, French police said they found needles used by the attackers...
  • San Francisco is Needle City

    11/30/2015 7:14:00 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 30, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    In 1997, I went to a “needle exchange” in San Francisco to see firsthand how the “harm reduction program” prevented the spread of HIV among addicts. Exchange staff offered vitamins, treatment for sores and referrals to kick the habit; addicts handed over carefully bundled needles in a one-dirty-for-one-clean exchange. Users’ participation demonstrated that they had not given up on themselves.
  • Skunk Weed Cannabis Can Seriously Damage Vital Nerve Fibers In The Brain

    11/27/2015 7:39:52 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 51 replies
    techtimes ^ | Alyssa Navarro,
    Dazzan said that when they looked at the corpus callosum of those who smoke high-strength cannabis, they found that there was a significant difference in the white matter compared to people who have never tried the drug, and people who smoke low-strength cannabis. The THC chemical acts on cannabinoid receptors which the corpus callosum contains. The team utilized two scanning methods to examine the corpus callosum in the brains of 56 patients who reportedly experienced a first episode of psychosis, and 43 healthy participants from the local community. One method required the use of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) while the...
  • Americans agree with Trump: The illegal immigrants must go

    11/25/2015 4:43:37 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 48 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Todd Starnes
    Most Americans agree with Donald Trump -- the illegal aliens have to go. Head 'em up, move 'em out. A new Fox News poll shows 52 percent of the nation favors deporting the millions of illegals back to their home countries. Republicans and Democrats support Mr. Trump’s plan. But the numbers among Republicans are astronomical. Seventy percent agree with Mr. Trump -- a super-majority. So why does the Republican establishment continue to support pro-amnesty candidates? Jeb Bush accused Mr. Trump of preying on people's deep-seated fears. “This whole idea of preying on people’s deep-seated fears of what the future looks...
  • (Chicago) Who was LaQuan McDonald?

    11/23/2015 7:56:51 PM PST · by VideoPaul · 21 replies
    WMAQ-TV Chicago ^ | 11/23/2015 | Carol Marin
    The single image of LaQuan McDonald for the past six months has been that of a 17-year-old African-American teenager dressed in a red graduation cap and gown. Beyond the fact that he was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer the night of October 20, 2014, only a few facts about the remainder of his life have been reported. /See video at link)
  • Reading Homework for EIGHTH GRADERS Features Getting Wasted, Random Sex, HERPES

    11/06/2015 7:52:28 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Nov. 6, 2015 | Daily Caller
    Students at Myron L. Powell Elementary School in Cedarville, N.J. aren’t just learning about reading, writing and arithmetic this fall. They’re also getting homework assignments with hypothetical scenarios about going to “an awesome party,” getting wasted, having sex with random people they don’t know and and ending up with a nasty case of genital herpes.
  • Drug Smugglers Flow Across Our Border, Syrian Christians Don't

    11/18/2015 8:38:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    Who should Americans see as worthier candidates for entering our country? Syrian Christians fleeing persecution -- and possible beheading by the Islamic State -- or smugglers moving drugs across our Mexican border? Under existing U.S. law, a Christian fleeing from regions in Syria threatened or controlled by the Islamic State could claim asylum here. A smuggler moving drugs across our border has no justification at all. Yet the way our federal government operates today, drug smugglers routinely cross our border while Christian refugees from Syria almost never do. A recent report and a data set released by the Obama administration...
  • Slow-selling ‘female Viagra’ is giving Valeant a headache

    11/17/2015 12:41:57 PM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 17, 2015 | Staff
    Sorry, Valeant. The ladies just aren’t feeling it. Addyi, the so-called “female Viagra” pill made by Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ Sprout unit, is off to a slow start, with doctors writing just 227 prescriptions in its first few weeks on the market, according to a new report. That compares to the more than half a million men who got prescriptions for Viagra in its first month on the market in 1998, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday.
  • EPA execs enjoy great pay, benefits, while being investigated over sex with minors

    11/11/2015 4:48:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/11/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    There has, fortunately, been increased media scrutiny on the number of federal employees who remain on paid leave with full, taxpayer funded benefits for months at a time, some of whom are under investigation on quite serious charges. Last month we looked at the Department of Homeland Security, where nearly one hundred workers remain in this type of holding pattern for six months or longer. Now that the calendar has flipped over to November, Katherine Mcintire Peters at Government Executive Magazine moves the focus over to the hilariously named Environment Protection Agency, where an equally anger-inducing number of workers...
  • 19 indictments, drugs, guns seized after 60-day investigation in south Baltimore

    11/10/2015 12:25:06 AM PST · by RC one · 16 replies
    http://www.wbaltv.com/ ^ | 6:34 PM EST Nov 09, 2015 | Saliqa Khan
    BALTIMORE —A significant number of weapons and drugs were seized, and 19 indictment warrants were issued after a 60-day investigation into violence and drug dealing in the Brooklyn Homes community in south Baltimore, city police said. Baltimore city detectives and Drug Enforcement Administration investigators identified several suspects of violent crimes in south Baltimore. "This intelligence was developed over the summer. It came through the war room. We worked on it, and we decided to target this particular area based on the violence happening there this past summer," said Don Hibbert, with the DEA. Authorities said the investigation determined some of...
  • Couple arrested after calling 911 to report people, opossums in their refrigerator

    11/09/2015 1:20:53 PM PST · by aomagrat · 11 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 9 November 2015 | Dal Kalsi
    A man and woman were arrested Sunday morning after repeatedly calling 911 to report seeing people and opossums jumping out of their refrigerator and microwave at a house on Prince Street, according to investigative reports. Deputies said Brandon Terry and Casey Fowler gave them a mailbox number that didn’t exist, but deputies were able to track down the concerned couple at a home a few blocks away. Deputies immediately asked if the couple had taken any drugs.
  • American Border Patrol Agent In Texas Works With Absolutely Evil Drug Cartel

    11/07/2015 12:02:16 PM PST · by amorphous · 18 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 7 Nov 2015
    A border patrol agent in Texas, named Omar Lucio, alongside several Mexican Gulf Cartel members, beheaded a man. While he was a border patrol agent, who was suppose to protect the border, he was helping the criminals, and participating in, their narcotic and violent crimes.
  • 46,471: Drug Overdoses Killed More Americans Than Car Crashes or Guns

    11/06/2015 11:29:39 AM PST · by familyop · 34 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 5, 2015 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - "Drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury death in the United States, ahead of motor vehicle deaths and firearms (deaths)," the Drug Enforcement Agency announced on Wednesday. In 2013, the most recent year for which data is available, 46,471 people in the United States died from drug overdoses, and more than half of those deaths were caused by prescription painkillers and heroin. That compares with the 35,369 who died in motor vehicle crashes and 33,636 who died from firearms, as tallied by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Sadly this report confirms what we’ve...
  • ‘Fake pot’ varieties are being created faster than we can ban them

    11/06/2015 11:51:31 AM PST · by GodAndCountryFirst · 23 replies
    Yonside.com ^ | 11/05/2015 | Samuel Banister, Iain S McGregor and Roy Gerona
    XLR-11, PB-22, AB-FUBINACA, MAB-CHMINACA, 5F-AMB. These are the cryptic and sometimes unpronounceable names of the most dangerous drugs you’ve never heard of. They are responsible for kidney injury, psychosis, seizures, coma and death. For instance, AB-FUBINACA was responsible for a spate of recent poisonings at Wesleyan University. And MAB-CHMINACA was associated with more than 100 hospitalizations in Baton Rouge. Neither of these drugs were known to the scientific community until late last year. These drugs are synthetic cannabinoids – several of the hundreds that have been identified as new “designer drugs” in the past five years. More than 150 were...
  • OK, Who Ordered the Mexican Heroin?

    11/05/2015 5:59:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 4, 2015 | Ann Coulter
    Heroin use in the United States increased by nearly 80 percent between 2007 and 2012 alone, and The New York Times' main reaction to this depressing fact is to be overjoyed that the new addicts are mostly white. The important point is not that ragingly addictive drugs are sweeping small-town America, young lives are being cut short, or that we lost one of the most talented actors of his generation to a heroin overdose. What matters is that that the drug epidemic is not having a disparate impact. Excitedly reporting that "nearly 90 percent of those who tried heroin for...
  • Middle-aged whites in US dying at a startling rate

    11/03/2015 12:47:17 PM PST · by mojito · 77 replies
    Daily Journal/WaPo ^ | 11/3/2015 | Lenny Bernstein and Joel Achenbach
    A large segment of white middle-aged Americans has suffered a startling rise in its death rate since 1999, reversing decades of progress, according to a new review of statistics published Monday. The mortality rate for white men and women between the ages of 45 and 54 with less than a college education increased by half a percent per year between 1999 and 2013, most likely because of problems with legal and illegal drugs, alcohol, and suicide, according to the study released in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.... The rising death rate was accompanied by a parallel increase...
  • Death Rates Rising for Middle-Aged White Americans, Study Finds

    11/02/2015 6:35:08 PM PST · by ruination · 155 replies
    NYT ^ | 11/02/2015 | Gina Kolata
    Something startling is happening to middle-aged white Americans. Unlike every other age group, unlike every other racial and ethnic group, unlike their counterparts in other rich countries, death rates in this group have been rising, not falling. That finding was reported Monday by two Princeton economists, Angus Deaton, who last month won the 2015 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science, and Anne Case. Analyzing health and mortality data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and from other sources, they concluded that rising annual death rates among this group are being driven not by the big killers like heart...
  • Saudi Prince Arrested On Private Plane With 2 Tons Of Drugs - Reports

    10/26/2015 10:05:42 AM PDT · by Fennie · 81 replies
    RT ^ | October 26, 2015
    Lebanese security forces are interrogating a Saudi prince on charges of carrying drugs on his private plane after they allegedly retrieved 2 tons of narcotics from the aircraft, local media reported. Abd al-Muhsen bin Walid bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud was detained on Monday in Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport. The prince was about to conduct a flight on his private plane to Saudi Arabia. Lebanese TV station Al Mayadeen also said that 40 packages of drugs, weighing 2 tons in total, were confiscated. The prince was arrested and taken in for questioning along with four other people.
  • Driver in OSU homecoming crash being held on manslaughter complaint, DA says. Drug use alleged

    10/25/2015 2:11:48 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 65 replies
    NewsOK ^ | 10/25/15 | Matt Dinger
    The driver of the car that crashed into a crowd killing four and injuring dozens at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade Saturday is being held on manslaughter charges at the district attorneys request. Adacia Avery Chambers, 25, was arrested on a complaint of driving under the influence after the crash Saturday morning. Payne County District Attorney Laura Austin Thomas said that Chambers is now being held on four manslaughter charges, and will likely be charged with driving under the influence of drugs. Alcohol is not thought to have been involved. Bail has not been set, Thomas said, and Chambers...