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  • Miley Cyrus faces long recovery from 'extreme allergic reaction'

    04/18/2014 8:48:17 AM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/18/2014 | By Alan Duke, CNN
    (CNN) -- Miley Cyrus could be in celebrity sick bay for another three weeks because of an "extreme allergic reaction" to an antibiotic, her representative said Thursday.
  • Christie to GOP: Reform Drug Sentencing and Be ‘Pro-Life After They Get Out of the Womb’

    04/17/2014 8:37:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 17, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivered a message to his fellow members of the Republican Party on Thursday: being pro-life means reforming America’s drug laws and criminal sentencing procedures. Christie has long advocated for drug treatment programs as a means of reforming the country’s prison system, but Christie took a new tactic on Thursday when he framed that advocacy as a pro-life argument. “I’m pro-life, and I believe strongly in the sanctity of life,” Christie told an audience in Jersey City on Thursday. Addressing his fellow Republican governors, Christie said that “it’s great to be pro-life, but you need to...
  • Costly new hepatitis C drugs from Gilead, Merck show near total cure rates (link only)

    Link only, Bloomberg...Costly new hepatitis C drugs from Gilead, Merck show near total cure rates
  • Agents In FBI Shooting Working On Drug Investigation

    04/14/2014 7:55:33 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | Apr 12, 2014
    Agents In FBI Shooting Working On Drug Investigation April 12, 2014 10:43 PM OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County police say a man is dead after FBI agents opened fire on the person in a busy shopping area in Owings Mills. The agents confronted the man in an SUV late Friday afternoon on an access road near a Wal-Mart store and Sam’s Club near Reisterstown Road. Officials released little information about the incident and did not identify the man who died.
  • Willie Nelson Singing at Wendy Davis Fundraiser

    04/11/2014 10:04:14 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 54 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | Friday, Apr 11, 2014 | Christy Hope
    Legendary singer Willie Nelson will be featured at a high-dollar fundraiser for Democratic governor nominee Wendy Davis. The event will be held April 27 in the Houston backyard of plaintiff’s lawyer Steve and Amber Mostyn, featuring barbecue, Nelson and — for those who stay overnight at the Hotel ZaZa — a campaign briefing on Monday morning.
  • Texas Executed Mexican National for Murder and Rape

    04/09/2014 8:28:43 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 9 2014 | NBC
    Texas executed by lethal injection on Wednesday a Mexican citizen who was convicted of bludgeoning a man to death and repeatedly raping the man's wife. Ramiro Hernandez, 44, was pronounced dead at 6:28 p.m. CDT at the Texas state death chamber in Huntsville after receiving a dose of lethal drugs, the Texas Department o Texas executes Mexican national for murder and rapef Criminal Justice said. Hernandez was the sixth convict executed in Texas this year and the 16th in the United States.
  • Peter Lucas: 'Golden Boy' lost it all to 'meth'

    04/08/2014 12:17:46 PM PDT · by luke1825 · 45 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 4/7/2014 | Peter Lucas
    Of the thousands of people I have known or covered in the Massachusetts Legislature over the years, Steve Doran of Lexington would be the last I would have expected to wind up in prison. Last week Doran, 58, a former 14-year member of the House of Representatives, was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to drug charges. At one time, Doran had it all -- a lovely wife, four daughters, an extended family, a fine home, a solid reputation, good friends and an upwardly mobile political career. He threw it all away. What happened
  • Occupy, Union Activists Organizing Homeless Tent Cities in Honolulu?

    04/06/2014 8:09:36 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 23 replies
    Hawaii Free Press ^ | April 6, 2014 | by Andrew Walden
    Homeless Tent Cities have proven a disaster in Seattle, Portland, Sacramento and other mainland cities where they have been tried. Homelessness Industry organizers set up their tents in an area--and the meth-addled denizens generate a crime wave targeting local businesses and residents as they seek out anything they can steal to buy drugs. Exasperated local officials pay the organizers off in order to get them to move into a different jurisdiction where the cycle of crime and shakedown begins again. In Honolulu, unofficial tent cities are now set up in strategic locations designed to pressure the tourism industry, the Chinatown...
  • Sophisticated Mexican Drug Cartel Tunnels In San Diego Used Electric Rail System

    04/06/2014 3:23:50 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5 Apr 2014 | ROBERT WILDE
    On Wednesday, two more drug-smuggling tunnels were discovered along the San Diego-Mexico border and a 73-year-old Chula Vista woman was arrested for overseeing the logistics of the operation. According to the federal complaint against Glennys Rodriguez of Chula Vista, she is the only person facing charges. However, others were named in the complaint, including one man who had been previously apprehended for constructing border crossing tunnels. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in San Diego said the tunnels, which extended hundreds of yards linking Tijuana, Mexico with an Otay Mesa industrial park, were elaborate and sophisticated systems embodying a multi-tiered...
  • Indian scientist develops potential non-insulin diabetes drug

    04/03/2014 7:56:42 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 20 replies
    The Financial Express ^ | 04/02/14 | The Financial Express (doesn't say)
    "We find that there is a peptide hormone in the gut called GLP1 that increases the secretion of insulin only when the blood glucose is high. This effectively eliminates the risk of hypoglycemic shock. Another advantage is that GLP1 administration has been found to stimulate weight-loss. The hormone offers the promise of revolutionising the treatment of Type II diabetes and reduce obesity," he said.
  • RULES FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF IMPORTED MEDICINE TO BE RELEASED SOON

    04/03/2014 2:19:20 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 8 replies
    rxrights ^ | april 03,2014 | rxrights
    There are a number of obstacles Americans will face this year related to access to affordable medicine. One of the most troublesome involves Section 708, a portion of the FDA Safety and Innovation Act (S. 3187) passed in 2012. Section 708 requires the Secretary of Health Human Services (HHS) to establish rules regarding the seizure and destruction of imported medicines valued at $2500 or less. The proposed rules are set to be released on April 18. A minimum of 60 days review and comment period will follow. During this time, RxRights intends to mobilize our 75,000 members to respond on...
  • Lawsuit: Man Arrested, Searched For Marijuana Solely For Having Colorado License Plate

    03/30/2014 2:38:34 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 161 replies
    CBS Seattle ^ | March 28, 2014 | Benjamin Fearnow
    Boise, Idaho (CBS SEATTLE) – An Idaho state trooper arrested and fully searched a 70-year-old Washington man’s vehicle solely because he had a Colorado license plate – a state where marijuana is legal – a federal “license plate profiling” lawsuit alleges. Darien Roseen was driving along I-84 between his second home in Colorado and Washington state on Jan. 25 when Idaho State Trooper Justin Klitch “immediately” pulled out from the Interstate median and began “rapidly accelerating” to catch up to Roseen, according to the complaint in a Courthouse News Service report. Exiting at a designated rest area, Roseen says he...
  • Gang war bust: Sixteen indicted, four charged with capital murder (E. Palo Alto, CA)

    03/26/2014 5:48:41 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 3 replies
    San Mateo Daily Journal ^ | March 25, 2014 | Michelle Durand
    Capping a year-long investigation into a series of murders, shootings and other crimes, 16 gangmembers were indicted by a criminal grand jury in what the district attorney called “easily the most massive case prosecuted” in his office’s history. District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe announced the indictments Monday morning in front of the historic county courthouse flanked by law enforcement who spent 18 months on “Operation Sunny Day,” named for the code word used by gangmembers to indicate a completed murder. Of the 16 defendants ranging in age from 19 to 28, 11 are in custody in San Mateo County and were...
  • AZ:PCSO: Homeowner shot suspect in Apache Junction

    03/22/2014 2:08:16 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    abc15.com/news ^ | 18 March, 2014 | Staff
    APACHE JUNCTION, AZ - Authorities say a homeowner in Apache Junction shot a suspect who was trying to kick in his door Monday night. According to Tim Gaffney with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, the incident occurred around 8:20 p.m. near McKellips Boulevard and Ironwood Drive. The 59-year-old homeowner heard the men at his back door and looked at the family's security camera, Gaffney said. He then saw the men wearing hoods and holding guns. When they started kicking at the door, the homeowner fired a round through the back door, Gaffney said in a news release. Another person in...
  • Texas finds new execution drug supply

    03/19/2014 3:20:30 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 60 replies
    MSN News/Reuters ^ | March 19, 2014 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK
    HOUSTON (AP) — Texas has obtained a new batch of the drugs it uses to execute death row inmates, allowing the state to continue carrying out death sentences once its existing supply expires at the end of the month.
  • Deputies: Voodoo helped guide ring before arrests (FL)

    03/19/2014 2:40:10 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 12 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 3/19/14 | Henry Pierson Curtis
    A drug ring that employed a vast network — including a voodoo priest — supplying methamphetamine across Central Florida and the U.S. was shutdown this week, the Polk County Sheriff's office announced Wednesday. The 13 suspects arrested Tuesday were among 25 couriers, distributors and street dealers identified in Operation Hoodoo Voodoo, the investigation of a multimillion-dollar meth pipeline from Mexico. Javier Flores, known as "El Don (The Boss)," supervised the shipments from his home in southern California and remains at large, according to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd. On Tuesday, 44 pounds of the powerful amphetamine were seized at Love's...
  • Doctor: No Such Thing as ADHD

    03/18/2014 10:29:27 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 211 replies
    The New American ^ | 18 March 2014 | Selwyn Duke
    The child would daydream in class, his elementary-school teachers said. He often just didn’t pay attention the way they would have liked. This was before the age of prevalent ADHD diagnoses and Ritalin, so no remedy was at hand, either. If one had been, though, who knows what he might have been? Perhaps not co-valedictorian of his school — which he was. I was that child. And were I attending school today and especially if my behavior had been worse, it’s likely I’d have received that fashionable diagnosis. And why not? It seems everyone now could have ADHD. This point...
  • THE NEW NEXUS OF NARCOTERRORISM: HEZBOLLAH AND VENEZUELA (Heroin 2011)

    03/13/2014 4:58:09 PM PDT · by mgist · 7 replies
    Foreign Policy Research Institute ^ | 2011 | Vanessa Neuman
    THE NEW NEXUS OF NARCOTERRORISM: HEZBOLLAH AND VENEZUELA By Vanessa Neumann December 2011 Vanessa Neumann is a Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute and is co-chair, with FPRI Trustee Devon Cross, of FPRI’s Manhattan Initiative. PDF Version of bulletin. (4 pages, 91K PDF) Press stories, as well as a television documentary, over the past two months have detailed the growing cooperation between South American drug traffickers and Middle Eastern terrorists, proving that the United States continues to ignore the mounting terrorist threat in its own “backyard” of Latin America at its own peril. A greater portion of financing...
  • Rashad Charjuan Owens Photos: Pictures of the SXSW DUI Suspect

    03/13/2014 1:48:08 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 26 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | 2:08 pm EDT, March 13, 2014 | Matthew Guariglia
    That picture is worth a thousand words. Rashad Charjuan Owens is the feral thug who is now the suspect in the fatal DWI crash that killed two people and injured dozens more at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.
  • S.F. homeless youth count nears 1,000 despite spending ( $165 million a year )

    03/12/2014 2:40:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 12, 2014 | Heather Knight
    San Francisco spends $165 million a year on services for homeless people, but all that money hasn't made a dent in the homeless population in at least nine years. And in fact, the city's homeless tally may have long been underestimated. In addition to the 6,436 homeless adults counted during one night last year, a separate daytime count specifically of homeless youth found 914 children and young adults living in San Francisco without parents or guardians and without a roof over their heads. These findings are part of a new report by Harvey Rose, the budget and legislative analyst for...
  • Charity offers to pay for 7-year-old's lifesaving treatment; drug maker still refuses

    03/11/2014 5:22:52 PM PDT · by workerbee · 37 replies
    Fox ^ | 3/11/14
    A pediatric cancer charity is offering to pay for 7-year-old cancer survivor Josh Hardy to receive lifesaving medication that could cure him of a potentially deadly virus. But Chimerix, the pharmaceutical company that produces the medication, is still refusing to give Josh the treatment he so desperately needs. In fact, a representative for the charity said he tried speaking with Chimerix CEO Kenneth Moch about Josh's case - but Moch hung up on him. **SNIP** Josh’s mother, Aimee Hardy, has appealed to Moch to grant Josh emergency access to the medication, but the company is refusing to make an exception....
  • America's Founders and Legalizing Marijuana (Part 3)

    03/11/2014 4:58:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    In the first two parts of this series, I explained the comparative dangers and health risks of alcohol and marijuana. To elevate one over the other is like saying a plain doughnut isn't so bad as a glazed one. The point is that neither of the drugs is good for us or our culture. We examined both of their addictive natures, the withdrawal symptoms and the hazards they create when those using them operate motor vehicles. We then looked at what science has concluded about their effects on our minds, bodies and relationships. (Of course, there are many other arenas...
  • Frail Ethel Kennedy attends daughter’s drugged driving trial

    02/24/2014 7:42:36 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2-24-14 | Laurel Babcock and Bob Fredericks
    A frail Ethel Kennedy showed up at the Westchester County courthouse this morning to support her daughter Kerry Kennedy on the first day of her trial on drugged driving charges. Ethel Kennedy, the 85-year-old widow of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, was in a wheelchair and accompanied by an unidentified man and woman when she entered the courtroom shortly after 9 a.m. Kerry Kennedy had hoped to avoid a trial, but her bid to have the case tossed failed last week after a judge denied her motion to have the case dropped because she supposedly took a sleeping pill by accident....
  • World's Most Notorious Drug-Lord - Billionaire Mexican Cartel Boss "El Chapo" - Captured

    02/22/2014 4:05:29 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 26 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2.22.14 | Tyler Durden
    The world’s most notorious and powerful drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, has reportedly been captured in Mexico. The head of the Sinoloa Cartel - nicknamed Chapo or "shorty" - was caught last night, according to the AP, at a hotel resort in Mazatlan in a joint US-Mexico operation. Forbes ranked Guzman 67 out of 72 on their list of the World’s Most Powerful People. With revenues believed to exceed $3bn, his Sinaloa cartel is easily the most powerful in Mexico, responsible for an estimated 25% of all illegal drugs that enter the U.S. via Mexico. While this may...
  • Welfare cash pulled from ATMs inside Colorado pot shops

    02/21/2014 8:27:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    KDVR-TV ^ | February 20, 2014 | Chris Halsne and Chris Koeberl
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)DENVER — Colorado welfare recipients are using ATMs located inside marijuana retail shops to withdraw cash. The money was given to them by taxpayers to help their families survive, but an exclusive Fox31 Denver investigation found some cash benefits most likely going toward marijuana purchases. FOX31 Denver asked the Colorado Department of Human Services for its “Quest card” database of Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cash transactions for the month of January, 2014. That is the first month in which Colorado marijuana dispensaries were regulated and open for recreational sales. The FOX31 Denver investigative team matched the addresses of EBT cash...
  • Bag of pot found in pants donated to Pa. charity

    02/21/2014 1:02:38 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies
    WTAE ^ | February 21, 2014
    SUGARCREEK, Pa. —An act of charity may end badly for one donor to a Pennsylvania Salvation Army outlet. Sugarcreek Borough police say they were called when workers found a large plastic bag of marijuana among some donated clothes. Police Chief Matt Carlson tells the (Oil City) Derrick (http://bit.ly/1gnLZm2 ) he suspects the owner of the drugs has noticed them missing by now, if only because the bag contained a "substantial quantity" of pot. Police were working with store employees to determine who donated the clothes and when. Police say the drugs were found earlier this week.
  • Remember Obama Saying People With Pre-Existing Conditions Shouldn't Pay More? Yeah, Well...

    02/16/2014 8:59:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | February 15, 2014 | Mike Miller
    Along with Barack Obama’s promise of “if you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan,” was his declaration that “people with pre-existing conditions shouldn’t be penalized.” Yeah, well, that was then and this is now. People with serious pre-existing diseases, precisely those Obama said the “Affordable Care Act” would help, could find themselves paying for expensive drug treatments with no help from the healthcare exchanges. Those with expensive diseases such as lupus or multiple sclerosis face something called a “closed drug formulary.” Dr. Scott Gottlieb of the American Enterprise Institute explains: “If the medicine that you need...
  • Wendy Davis says she supports medical marijuana

    02/11/2014 4:54:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 11, 2014 7:13 PM EST
    Democratic candidate for Texas governor Wendy Davis said Tuesday that she supports the use of medical marijuana and would consider decriminalizing possession of small amounts of the substance. She explained her position in an interview with the Dallas Morning News editorial board. “We as a state need to think about the cost of that incarceration and, obviously, the cost to the taxpayers as a consequence of it, and whether we’re really solving any problem for the state by virtue of incarcerations for small amounts of marijuana possession,” Davis said, according to a transcript of the meeting and confirmed by the...
  • 70 MILLION AMERICANS TAKING MIND-ALTERING DRUGS

    02/09/2014 4:50:04 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 95 replies
    We discover that not only has the traditional distinction between illegal “street drugs” and legal “therapeutic prescription drugs” become so blurred as to be almost nonexistent, but between America’s twin drug epidemics – one illegal, the other legal – well over 70 million Americans are using mind-altering drugs.
  • Man Charged With Killing Burleson County Deputy No Billed by Grand Jury

    02/08/2014 9:33:59 PM PST · by Free in Texas · 32 replies
    KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 ^ | Fri 8:50 PM, Feb 07, 2014 | By: Clay Falls and Michael Oder
    WASHINGTON COUNTY A Burleson County Grand Jury declined to indict the man who shot and killed a Burleson County Sheriff's Deputy who was serving a search warrant in December. Investigators were executing a search warrant at Henry McGee's mobile home near Snook when the shooting happened. News 3 takes a look at why deputies had targeted McGee's home. 28-year-old Henry Magee is no longer charged in the shooting death of Burleson County Sheriff's Deputy Adam Sowders. A grand jury decided there wasn't enough evidence for him to stand trial on the capital murder charge. McGee admitted to shooting Sowders before...
  • McGruff The Crime Dog Actor Sentenced To 16 Years For Pot, Grenade Launcher

    02/07/2014 3:53:13 PM PST · by MarkBsnr · 55 replies
    CBS Houston (Galveston) ^ | February 6, 2014 | Benjamin Fearnow
    Galveston, Texas (CBS HOUSTON) – Former McGruff the Crime Dog actor, John R. Morales, has been sentenced to 16 years in prison following his guilty plea three years after police seized 1,000 marijuana plants, 27 weapons – including a grenade launcher, and 9,000 rounds of ammunition from his home. The man who played the famous “Take a bit out of crime” dog was arrested in 2011 after Galveston police and drug-sniffing dogs pulled over the McGruff actor for speeding, the Houston Chronicle reports. Authorities found diagrams of two indoor pot-growing operations sitting on the front seat, and multiple pot seeds...
  • 2 Alleged Drug Dealers Targeted In Police Raid

    02/05/2014 5:12:49 AM PST · by Steely Tom · 19 replies
    TMZ ^ | 5 February 2014 | TMZ
    New York cops have just made 4 ARRESTS in connection with Philip Seymour Hoffman's death … Law enforcement sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ. Our sources tell us … police have obtained a search warrant and are currently on scene at a NY apt. We're told police are targeting two individuals who they believe sold PSH heroin. Sources say cops raided 3 units in the same building. Read more: http://www.tmz.com#ixzz2sS8X0iZL
  • HOLLYWOOD NEEDS TO FIGHT DRUGS

    02/04/2014 8:53:20 AM PST · by shortstop · 27 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 02/04/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    The NFL is doing something about concussions, when is Hollywood going to do something about drugs? As Philip Seymour Hoffman is remembered for his abilities as an actor, his death should be a wake-up call to an industry awash in substance abuse and the misery and death it causes.Instead of the romantic recollection afforded each new casualty of the entertainment industry’s tacit endorsement of drug and alcohol abuse, Philip Seymour Hoffman should be remembered as the man whose death drove Hollywood to tackle the cancer in its soul. Arguably the best actor of this generation has fallen prey to an...
  • Killer batch of white heroin responsible for at least 100 deaths across the country

    02/02/2014 3:57:22 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 72 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2-2-14 | Ryan Gorman
    Heroin overdose deaths across the country are spiking as a deadly new variant of the drug mixed with a powerful painkiller is spreading from New Hampshire to Washington State. The lethal combination of heroin and fentanyl, an opiate used to soothe the pain of cancer patients, is blamed for about 100 deaths from coast to coast. It is variously labelled as ‘bud ice,’ ‘income tax’ and ‘theraflu,’ authorities say. The hardest hit states in the epidemic are Maryland, with more than three dozen deaths since September, and Pennsylvania, with almost two dozen this month alone, according to reports.
  • Valuation: Freedom vs. Fairness

    02/02/2014 3:07:59 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2-1-14 | Deborah C. Tyler
    Through the course of thirty-five years of practicing psychology, I have come to believe that the key to happiness and success in life resides in the power of valuation. True valuation is the ability to recognize the most important value in every circumstance and to behave in order to actualize that value. The happiest people automatically recognize and act upon true values. Applied psychology has not fulfilled its potential to make the world a better place because it has not focused on the powers of valuation. America's happiness and success as a nation have resulted from the one-pointed emphasis on...
  • Obama's high school pot dealer was beaten to death with a hammer by his gay lover

    01/29/2014 2:43:23 PM PST · by MarkBsnr · 50 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 29 January 2014 | RICHARD ALLEYNE
    President Obama’s high school pot dealer who he thanked in his yearbook for the 'good times' was beaten to death by his lover after a series of fights over flatulence and drugs, MailOnline can reveal today. Raymond Boyer, known as 'Gay Ray' to Obama and his marijuana smoking 'Choom Gang', was bludgeoned to death with a hammer seven years after he sold the future president and his friends drugs. His lover Andrew Devere, a male prostitute, gave police a laundry list of reasons for the killing, including that Boyer, a surfer and unemployed chef, constantly put him down, made him...
  • Students treated after ingesting marijuana edibles

    01/25/2014 6:09:03 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 26 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | 1-24-14 | unattributed
    OLATHE, Colo. - Police say two students at Olathe High School have been taken to a hospital after eating marijuana-infused edibles and another student is under investigation. The Montrose Daily Press reported police have turned the matter over to the district attorney to decide whether to file charges against a 14-year-old suspected of providing the items.
  • Family of young fire hero Tyler Doohan, now fighting over fundraiser money [title abbreviated]

    01/24/2014 4:58:33 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | Bryan Llenas and Joshua Rhett Miller
    Ugly words between relatives of an 8-year-old upstate New York boy who died last weekend trying to save his family are marring an outpouring of hometown sympathy -- and financial support. (snip) “My intention was to pay for the memorial service,” said Theresa Fiorica, 28, a friend and neighbor of Tyler’s mother, Crystal Vrooman, whose initial goal was to raise $5,000 to cover the boy’s funeral expenses. “I didn’t think that it was going to go as far and as big as it did.” (snip) “My son just got lost in a huge tragedy,” Vrooman told FoxNews.com. “Do you think...
  • Gov. Rick Perry for decriminalization of pot

    01/23/2014 12:38:11 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 57 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 01/23/2014 | Kolten Parker
    SAN ANTONIO — Texas Gov. Rick Perry signaled Thursday that he's for the decriminalization of marijuana use — not legalization, but the softening of punishment for marijuana users in the border state. “As governor, I have begun to implement policies that start us toward a decriminalization” by introducing alternative “drug courts” that provide treatment and softer penalties for minor offenses, Perry said during an international panel on drug legalization at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. His spokesman confirmed that Perry is staunchly opposed to legalization of marijuana because of the dangers that have been associated with the drug,...
  • N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Promises to End War on Drugs in Inaugural Speech

    01/23/2014 9:04:52 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 49 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 01/22/2014 | Allison Geller
    In the inaugural speech for his second term of office, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie vowed to end the ineffective “war on drugs.” “We will end the failed war on drugs that believes that incarceration is the cure of every ill caused by drug abuse. We will make drug treatment available to as many of our non-violent offenders as we can and we will partner with our citizens to create a society that understands this simple truth:  every life has value and no life is disposable,” Christie said Tuesday at the War Memorial in Trenton. Christie generally tried to strike...
  • Yesterday a Knight Templar, Today a Member of Self-Defense Group

    01/22/2014 6:15:59 PM PST · by SteelTrap · 4 replies
    Borderland Beat ^ | Jan 22. 2014 | Borderland Beat reporter
    In Mexico, people have been successfully fighting back against oppression, beating back drug cartels and now starting war against govt criminals in league with the cartels. This makes it a bit easier for the not-so-bad bad guys to turn things around and join against the still-bad guys. To see how the govt reacted to the success of the citizen defense groups: http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2014/01/army-opened-fire-on-unarmed-civilians.html
  • 5 Reasons Marijuana Should Remain Illegal

    01/21/2014 4:29:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 172 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2014 | John Hawkins
    How did we end up in a world where Big Gulps are being banned in New York while the welcome mat for potheads is being rolled out in Colorado? How is it that cigarette smokers are pariahs, while people smoking weed are being cheered? This is despite the fact that potheads are almost universally recognized as unmotivated, low class, degenerate – and, yes, smelly failures. Even the ones that get somewhere in life, like Barack Obama, usually turn out to be mediocrities. Moreover, we all recognize that smoking is a dirty habit that makes you die younger and while drinking...
  • (Abortion Barbie) Wendy Davis’ Ex Asked a Court to Order Her Not to Use Drugs Before Seeing Her Kids

    01/20/2014 9:57:58 PM PST · by Zakeet · 55 replies
    Red State ^ | January 20, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    News has broken that Wendy Davis lied about her background. She is now playing victim blaming Greg Abbott. It is her ex-husband who talked to a left-of-center Dallas reporter. It is also her ex-husband who asked a Texas District Court to issue a temporary restraining order against Wendy Davis in 2003. In that order, the judge ordered that Wendy Davis “be immediately restrained from . . . using illegal drugs or consuming alcohol within 24 hours before or during the period of possession of or access to the child.” Speaking of the child, at the time her daughter requested her...
  • Resurgent Afghanistan drug trade threatening US goals, Pentagon warns

    01/20/2014 6:34:59 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 16 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Jan. 20 , 2014 | Anna Mulrine
    In the sharpest warnings they have ever issued on the topic, Pentagon officials told Congress the growing opium trade is threatening the costly US war effort to build a stable Afghanistan.
  • Would You Trust the System if Your Kid Were On Trial?

    01/20/2014 1:14:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Clarence Aaron described his time in federal prison serving life without parole for a first-time nonviolent drug conviction as "a walking death sentence on" his head. Before President Barack Obama commuted his sentence last month, Aaron faced a longer sentence than some fellow inmates with multiple felonies -- even murder. Aaron was hardly the only nonviolent offender sentenced to life without parole. Last year, the American Civil Liberties Union reported that more than 2,000 federal inmates were serving life without parole for nonviolent offenses. How can a nonviolent first-time offender be sentenced to life without parole? Their biggest mistake, after...
  • Ex-DEA agent in new role with pot investment firm

    01/20/2014 2:11:07 PM PST · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/20/2014 | Jonathan Kaminsky
    <p>A small but growing list of individuals with unlikely backgrounds have joined or thrown their support behind state-sanctioned marijuana enterprises.</p> <p>SEATTLE – In a decade with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Patrick Moen rose to supervise a team of agents busting methamphetamine and heroin rings in Oregon - before giving it all up to join the nascent legal marijuana industry in nearby Washington state.</p>
  • 2014 STUPOR Bowl?

    01/20/2014 6:53:16 AM PST · by 2harddrive · 29 replies
    Vanity
    Since Denver CO and Seattle WA are the only two big cities to legalize not just medical marijuana, but the recreational use of pot, will 2104 see a post-soaked STUPOR Bowl??
  • Obama says marijuana 'no more dangerous than alcohol'

    01/19/2014 10:49:34 AM PST · by Innovative · 108 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan 19, 2014 | Kevin Liptak
    Speaking to New Yorker editor David Remnick, Obama said he still viewed pot smoking negatively – but that on the whole, the drug wasn’t the social ill that it’s been viewed as in the past. “As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol,” Obama told the weekly magazine. The president said pot was actually less...
  • Eagle Scout. Idealist. Drug Trafficker?

    01/19/2014 8:37:25 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1-18-14 | David Segal
    Ross Ulbricht’s last moments as a free man were noisy enough to draw a crowd. Employees at the Glen Park branch of the San Francisco library heard a crashing sound and rushed to the science fiction section, expecting to find a patron had hit the floor. Instead, they found a handful of federal agents surrounding a slender 29-year-old man with light brown hair and wearing a T-shirt and jeans. The goal of the arrest, at 3:15 p.m. on Oct. 1, 2013, was not simply to apprehend Mr. Ulbricht, but also to prevent him from performing the most mundane of tasks:...
  • Drugs Contamination In Tap Drinking Water

    01/18/2014 8:00:18 AM PST · by truthnomatterwhat · 27 replies
    Health Alkaline Water ^ | January 17, 2014 | Alexanne Stone
    We have a tendency in our society to take our drinking water for granted and assume that water contamination will be taken care of by our local authorities. We need to change the way we think in this regard because budgets for water treatment are drying up and the use of recycled water is now becoming more common. We can no longer just think of water as a gift from Mother Nature that will always be there when we need it, but rather as an industry and commodity which needs investment! Here is one way how the contamination in drinking...