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  • ISIS VIDEO: AMERICA’S AIR DROPPED WEAPONS NOW IN OUR HANDS

    10/21/2014 10:09:56 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Oct. 21,2014 | Josh Rogin
    At least one bundle of U.S. weapons airdropped in Syria appears to have fallen into the hands of ISIS, a dangerous misfire in the American mission to speed aid to Kurdish forces making their stand in Kobani. An ISIS-associated YouTube account posted a new video online Tuesday entitled, “Weapons and munitions dropped by American planes and landed in the areas controlled by the Islamic State in Kobani.” The video was also posted on the Twitter account of “a3maq news,” which acts as an unofficial media arm of ISIS. The outfit has previously posted videos of ISIS fighters firing American made...
  • Coverage Of Pumpkin Fest Riot Compared To Ferguson Protests Exposes Media’s Overt Racism

    10/19/2014 10:45:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | October 19, 2014 | Justin Baragona
    Dozens of people were arrested and police used tear gas and pepper spray to disperse a rioting crowd after a riot broke out in the aftermath of the Keene Pumpkin Festival in Keene, New Hampshire. While the story was reported by national news outlets, the amount of violence and property damage that occurred Saturday afternoon and evening was not sensationalized anywhere near the same manner the Ferguson protests were. USA Today and CNN had rather vanilla headlines with the story. Meanwhile, Fox News buried the story on their main page and MSNBC didn’t even have the story featured on their...
  • Bay Area cartel probe nets 22 arrests, 500 lbs. of meth

    10/20/2014 7:39:31 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 20, 2014 | Henry K. Lee
    Nearly two dozen suspects have been arrested in recent months, and 500 pounds of methamphetamine siezed, as a result of a Contra Costa County takedown of members of the Sinoloa drug cartel in Mexico, authorities announced Monday.
  • Cost, need questioned in $433-million smallpox drug deal (Obama donor gets no bid contract)

    Over the last year, the Obama administration has aggressively pushed a $433-million plan to buy an experimental smallpox drug, despite uncertainty over whether it is needed or will work. Senior officials have taken unusual steps to secure the contract for New York-based Siga Technologies Inc., whose controlling shareholder is billionaire Ronald O. Perelman, one of the world's richest men and a longtime Democratic Party donor.
  • Dictator H. chavez's personal Arab Hezbollah minister

    10/07/2012 2:28:40 PM PDT · by Milagros · 11 replies
    Venezuela’s Tarek El-Aissami The Americas Report | Oct 03, 2008  By Nicole Ferrand [...] Mr. El - Aissami is a Venezuelan national of Syrian descent who, before becoming Minster of Interior and Justice, occupied the position of Deputy Interior Minister for Public Security. His father, Carlos Aissami, is the head of the Venezuelan branch of the Iraqi Baath political party. Before the invasion of Iraq, he held a press conference in which he described himself as a Taliban and called Osama Bin Laden, "the great Mujahedeen, Sheik Osama bin Laden." Tarek's great-uncle Shibli el-Aissami was a prominent ideologist and...
  • EU Hangs On with Hookers, Drug Dealers & Gun Runners

    10/17/2014 10:00:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/17/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    The questionable accounting gimmick countries are using to claim economic progress. Calculating the economic output of hookers, gunrunners and drug dealers to boost GDP Karl Marx was wrong about virtually everything, but he was spot on when he said, “history repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.” For the third time in six years, the European Union (EU) is on the verge of recession, a tragedy fueled by slow or non-existent growth, a strong possibility of continent-wide deflation, and debt burdens that remain onerous, if not catastrophic. Enter farce: the economic doyens of the EU have determined that Italy...
  • Biden’s Son Hunter Discharged From Navy Reserve After Failing Cocaine Test

    10/16/2014 5:35:13 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 46 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/16/2014 | COLLEEN MCCAIN NELSON And JULIAN E. BARNES
    WASHINGTON—Vice President Joe Biden ’s son Hunter was discharged from the Navy Reserve this year after testing positive for cocaine, according to people familiar with the matter. Hunter Biden, a lawyer by training who is now a managing partner at an investment company, had been commissioned as an ensign in the Navy Reserve, a part-time position. But after failing a drug test last year, his brief military career ended. Mr. Biden, 44 years old, decided to pursue military service relatively late, beginning the direct-commission process to become a public-affairs officer in the Navy Reserve in 2012. Because of his age—43...
  • Horrifying: Citizen Journalist Exposing Mexican Cartels Captured, Tortured and Killed

    10/16/2014 4:15:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Mexico is the most dangerous place in the world for journalists to operate, beating out Iraq, Afghanistan and other dangerous parts of the world according to the International Press Institute.Earlier this week citizen journalist Maria Del Rosario was kidnapped, tortured and killed. She had been working anonymously in the border town of Reynosa, Mexico to expose cartel activity. Thursday morning her social media account was taken over by her killers who announced her death and sent tweets warning other citizen journalists to back off on cartel reporting. Ildefonso Ortiz has the story:  Social media postings on Thursday morning mourned the...
  • Actress, 21, who played Mel Gibson's daughter in The Patriot died from HUFFING

    10/16/2014 1:26:25 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies
    dailymail ^ | 13 October 2014 | Josh Gardner
    A former child actress who played Mel Gibson's young daughter in the 2000 film The Patriot died July 19 in part as a result of huffing, Texas Authorities revealed Monday. Tests reveal 21-year-old actress Skye McCole Bartusiak had muscle relaxers, painkillers and a chemical refrigerant difluoroethane in her system at the time of her death, reports TMZ.
  • Couple arrested after getting toddler so drunk the boy's blood alcohol was ......

    FULL TITLE: Couple arrested after getting toddler so drunk the boy's blood alcohol was THREE times the legal limit A couple is in jail after allegedly giving their toddler a mixed drink and giving the boy alcohol poisoning. Cobb County, Georgia, authorities say the boy's blood alcohol level was 0.29 when he was taken to the hospital, more than three times the legal limit for drivers in that state. The unidentified boy's mother, Jasmin Briana Moore, of Mableton, and William Chester Hickson, of Atlanta, were arrested and each charged with cruelty to children in the first degree.
  • Oklahoma City motel shoot-out victim's friends, family search for answers

    10/12/2014 10:22:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Oklahoman ^ | October 12, 2014 | Phillip O'Connor
    Shane Leon Rhea is a 39-year-old ex-con with a long criminal record who’d been released from his latest prison stint in June. Samantha Rae Monden was a 30-year-old married mother of two young children and a former nurse ... On Wednesday afternoon, the seemingly disparate group had gathered in a southeast Oklahoma City motel room. Just what brought them together in Room 167 of the Plaza Inn motel at 3200 S Prospect Ave. remains a mystery. But the result was a shoot-out that left Monden dead, two officers wounded, Rhea and Williams hospitalized in critical condition, Boen and Patterson in...
  • As Mexico cracks down, drug money comes to US

    10/11/2014 8:40:40 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 10/11/2014 | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — For a company that booked $12 million in annual sales importing snacks like chile- and lime-flavored chips from Mexico, Baja Distributors Inc.'s offices were oddly quiet. There were no signs outside. Its small warehouse was almost empty. Phones went unanswered. Investigators say there was a reason for the anonymity: The business was laundering money from Mexican drug traffickers. Baja Distributors, whose executives denied laundering drug money, brought more than $17 million from Mexico in 18 months. U.S. front companies for cartels aren't new, but U.S. officials say they took a more prominent role after Mexico...
  • Police: 4-year-old took heroin to day care

    10/08/2014 11:09:37 AM PDT · by illiac · 19 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 10/7/14 | YahooNews
    SELBYVILLE, Del. (AP) — A 4-year-old girl mistakenly took hundreds of packets of heroin to her day care center and began passing it out to classmates, thinking it was candy, Delaware State Police said Tuesday. Several children who received the packets Monday morning went to the hospital as a precaution, police said. But no packets were opened, and all of the kids were released after being examined. Police say the child unknowingly brought the heroin to the center when her mother gave her a different backpack because the girl's regular backpack had been ruined by the family pet. Police say...
  • The terrible truth about cannabis: British expert's devastating 20-year study

    10/06/2014 11:55:53 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 171 replies
    dailymail ^ | 7 October 2014 | Ben Spencer
    20-year study into the effects of long-term cannabis use has demolished the argument that the drug is safe. Cannabis is highly addictive, causes mental health problems and opens the door to hard drugs, the study found.
  • Third Experimental Drug Being Taken By Dallas Ebola Patient

    10/06/2014 8:44:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    CBN News' Healthy Living ^ | October 6, 2014 | Lorie Johnson, medical reporter
    Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed in the United States with Ebola, is now reportedly taking an experimental drug that could improve his condition. The drug is called Brincidofovir. It's an oral medicine developed by Chimerix Inc., of Durham, North Carolina. The antiviral drug is currently in its testing phase for several other types of viruses, some similar in nature to Ebola. Even though the drug has not yet been approved by the Food And Drug Administration, the FDA has a policy of sometimes granting emergency access to a drug on a case-by-case basis, if a patient...
  • Cops: Woman Hid Drugs Beneath Butt Prosthesis

    10/04/2014 11:30:21 AM PDT · by Stoat · 19 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | October 3, 2014 | Unattributed
    OCTOBER 3--A Massachusetts woman is facing narcotics charges after police discovered heroin and painkillers hidden underneath a prosthetic derrièreenhancement that the suspect told cops she wore because, “I don’t have a butt.” Following a traffic stop last month in Buzzards Bay, police arrested Jill Roy, 33, when a bag containing various pills fell from her pants leg as she was standing near a patrol car, according to a police report. Upon being transported to the Bourne Police Department for booking, Roy admitted ownership of a one-ounce bag of marijuana found inside the 2005 Volkswagen Jetta she was driving. Roy’s passenger, Jennifer Johnson, 32,...
  • CCHR Says Congress Should Look at Conflicts of Interest Influencing VA’s Failure to Investigate

    09/28/2014 10:13:09 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 2 replies
    CCHR International [mental health watchdog] ^ | Sept. 11, 2014 | Kelly Patricia O’Meara
    [Full Title: CCHR Says Congress Should Look at Conflicts of Interest Influencing VA’s Failure to Investigate Psychotropic Drug Deaths] While Congress currently is focusing on the VA’s alleged poor quality of care due to long wait times for medical access, still little, to no, attention is being given to the hundreds of veteran cardiac arrests and suicides that occurred after being prescribed cocktails of dangerous psychotropic drugs, especially antipsychotics. Why? The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), the nation’s leading mental health watchdog, presented written testimony this year to Congressional hearings into military and veteran deaths and believes that conflicts...
  • Eric Holder Legacy to Black Community is More Criminals

    09/27/2014 11:39:34 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 6 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | September 27, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    While the liberal media has spent the past week lauding the civil rights record of Eric Holder, missed in the discussion is the potential consequence his actions on sentencing and criminal enforcement will have on African-American neighborhoods. Progressive pundits have noted his vocal involvement in both the Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown cases as evidence of his commitment to "racial justice" and desire to increase the safety of minority residents. By leading the charge to reduce sentencing for drug traffickers, the ultimate legacy that Eric Holder leaves the black community may in fact be more criminals, more shootings, more funerals and...
  • Imprisoned Miami cop gets an extra 1-1/2 years for criminal contempt

    09/26/2014 8:06:41 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 09/26/2014 3:25 PM | Jay Weaver -
    An already imprisoned ex-Miami police sergeant implored a judge to give him a break on his new sentence for retaliating against fellow officers who helped the FBI in a corruption probe of his drug-fighting squad.
  • Alleged dope dealer cuffed a month after winning $1M

    09/26/2014 5:27:07 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/26/14 | Antonio Planas, Laurel Sweet
    A Haverhill man who scratched a $1 million-winning Lottery ticket five weeks ago saw his luck go bad Wednesday when cops raided his subsidized apartment and found cocaine, a pot-growing operation, brass knuckles, a machete — and EBT cards in his and his wife’s names, authorities said. Gary L. Bond, 32, pleaded not guilty yesterday in Haverhill District Court to cocaine possession and trafficking charges, and marijuana possession charges. His wife, Fritzlaine Liautaud, 30, pleaded not guilty to similar charges Wednesday and posted $7,500 bail. Yesterday, Liautaud posted her husband’s bail, after asking a court administrator, “The $50,000 has to...
  • Lottery millionaire held on coke dealing charges

    09/25/2014 5:27:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 25, 2014 | Laurel J. Sweet, Antonio Planas
    A Haverhill carpenter and father of two on welfare who scratched his way to $1 million on a state Lottery ticket five weeks ago was held on $50,000 bond today on a slew of drug possession and trafficking charges. Gary L. Bond, 32, was arrested yesterday after Haverhill cops executed a search warrant at his apartment on Arch Street where they found more than an ounce of marijuana, a marijuana growing operation under a tent, three oxycontin pills and 21 grams of cocaine, prosecutors said.
  • Two stories offering more confirmation that Democrats are basically nitwits

    09/25/2014 10:53:58 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/25/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Sometimes the proof that the American idea is the greatest political creation in human history comes from odd angles. How can America not be the greatest, most efficient delivery system of wealth and happiness ever devised when, in spite of the ever increasing number of fools and greedy leaches in our midst, we are still the place the world wants to come to and the voice the world expects to hear when it “calls 911?” A recent Pew Poll provided fresh evidence of the number of drooling halfwits we have to overcome each day just to stay even with where...
  • Pharmaceuticals decry FDA's social media rules

    09/24/2014 5:12:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 23, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    Pharmaceutical companies say the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) new social media rules would have a "chilling" effect on the industry and leave consumers in the dark.The FDA in June released draft guidelines for how drug firms should use social networks like Facebook and Twitter. But pharmaceutical companies are concerned the FDA would hold them responsible for misinformation about their products posted online by third parties that the companies have little to no control over. They say the rules would discourage them from interacting on social networks, leaving consumers without useful information about their products."Given the extraordinary growth of the...
  • Drug dealer headed for prison, shoes and caps confiscated for kids

    09/23/2014 2:22:14 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 6 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 09/23/2014 | By Carol Christian
    An El Campo drug dealer's collection of custom sneakers and sports caps is headed for the local Boys & Girls Club while he starts serving a 15-year prison sentence. Casey Lee Molina, 30, pleaded guilty earlier this month to one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Following his arrest April 24 in his car a few blocks from his home, Molina had been in the Wharton County Jail until last week when he was transfered to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. El Campo police also raided his house, where they confiscated $8,600 in cash,...
  • RFK Jr. has 'addictive personality' for drugs and sex

    09/22/2014 10:13:50 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 57 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | June 26, 2014 | Richard Johnson
    Jerry Oppenheimer, who is penning the first-ever biography of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., says Bobby’s latest alleged affair shouldn’t come as a surprise to his fiancée, actress Cheryl Hines. “Anyone who knows Bobby intimately should be aware that he has an addictive personality involving both drugs and sex,” the best-selling author told me. The National Enquirer reported earlier this month that Kennedy had been carrying on an affair with a married woman while he was dating Hines, whom he plans to marry this summer on Cape Cod.
  • L.A. Fashion District Gets Hit With Money Laundering Raid

    09/17/2014 6:43:18 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 9 replies
    mainstreet.com ^ | Sep 17, 2014 | Hal M. Bundrick
    The fashion police descended in droves on the Los Angeles Fashion District last week, confiscating $100 million (mostly in cash), seizing three homes and arresting nine people. The raids on some 75 businesses are related to “Black Market Peso Exchange” (BMPE) schemes to launder drug money controlled by international drug cartels.
  • As Businesses Flee, Jerry Brown's California Attracts A Different Kind Of "Investment"

    09/14/2014 5:41:23 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 51 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12 September 2014 | Editorial
    Immigration: When California Gov. Jerry Brown hung out the "all welcome" sign for illegals, Mexico's drug cartels heard him loud and clear. Raids on Thursday left lawmen declaring Los Angeles a cash-laundering mecca. Roping off 100 blocks of downtown Los Angeles this week, federal agents from the U.S. attorney's office raided roughly 70 garment district businesses along with a few houses in tony Westwood and Beverly Hills. The suspected crime was laundering money for Mexico's Sinaloa cartel. Agents hauled out $65 million in cash stuffed in duffel bags, suitcases and boxes, some of it blood-spattered. The cash came from hostage...
  • A retired cop's shocking life of drugs and crime

    09/11/2014 7:08:23 PM PDT · by Vendome · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | Phillip Messing
    Photo: Stefano Giovannini MORE ON:NYPD NYPD watchdogs confused about chokeholds NYPD cop in serious condition after responding to fire Rally on Staten Island to support police on Sept. 27 Gangsta cop says his past made him a better officer A retired police commander kept a stunning secret for more than two decades: Before joining the NYPD, he peddled crack, tried to murder a fellow drug dealer and was close pals with a notorious cop killer. Corey Pegues — who collects a $135,000 tax-free line-of-duty disability ...
  • The Nuclear Option: A Foreign Policy Conducted in a Drug-Addled Haze

    09/12/2014 6:58:43 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Sep 11, 2014 | Charles Hurt
    The Nuclear Option: A Foreign Policy Conducted in a Drug-Addled Haze See, kids, this is why you don’t do drugs. And this is why you will always eventually regret voting for somebody who boasted of all the coke and dope he did while smoldering about his absentee father. President Choom Gang has demilitarized our military. He sends the Department of Health and Human Services to the Mexican border to welcome and take care of tens of thousands of illegal children streaming across. And now he wants to deploy American troops into West Africa to combat the Ebola virus. Boy, is...
  • HHS: Law does not prohibit pot purchases with welfare

    09/09/2014 1:17:01 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 9, 2014 | Susan Ferrechio
    <p>Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell told the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee that the federal government does not have the power to stop states from allowing people to use welfare benefits to buy marijuana.</p> <p>In a letter addressed to Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., who asked Health and Human Services about the policy earlier this year, Burwell said the law simply excludes any mention of marijuana dispensaries in the list of places where people are prohibited from using welfare, formally known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF.</p>
  • dea restricts narcotic pain drug prescriptions

    09/05/2014 11:54:52 PM PDT · by Vendome · 83 replies
    imarketreports.com ^ | 08/21/2014 | Louise Radnofsky And Joseph Walker
    Obama administration moved Thursday to restrict prescriptions of the most commonly used narcotic painkillers in the U.S. in an attempt to curb widespread abuse.
  • California city (Berkeley) mandates free medical marijuana for low-income residents

    09/04/2014 10:37:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 4, 2014
    <p>That’s what the Berkeley City Council in California has unanimously approved, ordering medical marijuana dispensaries to donate 2 percent of their stash to patients making less than $32,000 a year.</p> <p>The new welfare program in the liberal-leaning city is set to launch in August 2015.</p>
  • VIDEO: Lt. Col. Ralph Peters: Obama ‘Has a Real Psychological Problem’

    09/03/2014 1:44:59 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 51 replies
    Tea Party News Network ^ | 9/3/14 | Matthew Burke
    Appearing on FOX News’ Hannity on Tuesday, Lt. Col. Ralph Peters said what millions of Americans have no doubt been wondering for quite some time. Commenting on Obama’s latest non-response (unless you can call jubilantly golfing a response) to the second barbaric beheading of an American journalist by the evil Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Peters contends that the reason Obama refused to receive personal briefings on ISIS is because he would rather be left in the dark, rather than have to deal with reality. “My personal analysis on this is that the reason he didn’t want in-person...
  • Miley Cyrus’ date turns self in, posts bail in Oregon (accepted Cyrus' MTV award Sunday night)

    08/29/2014 10:57:40 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | August 28, 2014 at 9:15 PM
    DALLAS, Ore. — The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and who had been sought on an Oregon arrest warrant has turned himself in and posted bail. The director of Polk County Community Corrections in the Willamette Valley community of Dallas, Ore., says 22-year-old Jesse Helt turned himself in Thursday, was booked on a probation violation warrant and then posted $2,500 bail. Corrections Director Martin Silbernagel says Helt will be expected to appear before a judge in about two weeks. Court records show that Helt pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal mischief and criminal...
  • Over-Covering Ferguson

    08/21/2014 5:43:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Michael Reagan
    Why have the protests and riots lasted so long in Ferguson? Why have out-of-town agitators and opportunists like the Communist Revolutionary Party and the New Black Panthers flocked to a St. Louis suburb? Why, 12 days after Michael Brown was shot to death by a policeman, do the good people of Ferguson who want to see a fair and just investigation into the facts surrounding Brown's death still have no peace? It's the national news media, stupid. It's the ratings-hungry, pot-stirring, sensationalizing TV media that never misses a chance to milk - and perpetuate -- a white-on-black news story. Ferguson...
  • 7 Harmful Side Effects Pot Legalization Caused Colorado

    08/20/2014 12:29:30 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 78 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 8/20/2014 | Cully Stimson
    SNIP As I reported a few weeks ago, some professors published a peer-reviewed article on the negative social costs to outright legalization. I noted that although overall traffic fatalities in Colorado have gone down since 2007, they went up by 100 percent for operators testing positive for marijuana—from 39 in 2007 to 78 in 2012. (Colorado legalized marijuana for medical usage in 2009, before legalizing marijuana for other uses in 2012.) Furthermore, in 2007, those pot-positive drivers represented only 7 percent of total fatalities in Colorado, but in 2012 they represented 16 percent of total Colorado fatalities. This new report...
  • UN says criminal activities threaten Yangon’s stability

    08/18/2014 2:22:45 PM PDT · by mgist
    The Peninsula ^ | 8/19/14
    UN says criminal activities threaten Yangon’s stability August 19, 2014 - 12:14:20 am YANGON: The UN yesterday warned that widespread criminal activity in Myanmar was undermining stability and development, as it hailed a new partnership with the government to tackle “significant” crime and drug problems in the impoverished country. Myanmar -- the world’s second largest opium producer after Afghanistan and Southeast Asia’s biggest synthetic drug maker -- has signed a “landmark” agreement to work with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) at it grapples with narcotics and illicit trafficking. “Criminal activity in Myanmar is undermining development efforts,...
  • Dangerous new marijuana product looks like lip balm, packs big kick.

    08/18/2014 6:00:27 AM PDT · by ThomasMore · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published August 17, 2014 | Fox News
    Drug dealers are peddling a new marijuana product called Wax that looks and feels like lip balm and packs a kick equivalent to smoking 15-20 joints of weed. Police in Roswell, Ga., discovered 80 grams of Wax during a recent drug bust. Roswell Police Officer Zachary Frommer told Fox 5 in Atlanta last week that the drug ring was selling the substance to high school students. “It’s just an extra kick,” he said. “It gets ’em higher and it gets ’em higher faster. The 15-20 joints you smoke can equal a dose of the Wax.” The marijuana concentrate, also known...
  • Dangerous new marijuana product looks like lip balm, packs big kick

    08/17/2014 4:33:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 17, 2014
    Drug dealers are peddling a new marijuana product called Wax that looks and feels like lip balm and packs a kick equivalent to smoking 15-20 joints of weed. Police in Roswell, Ga., discovered 80 grams of Wax during a recent drug bust. Roswell Police Officer Zachary Frommer told Fox 5 in Atlanta last week that the drug ring was selling the substance to high school students. “It’s just an extra kick,” he said. “It gets ’em higher and it gets ’em higher faster. The 15-20 joints you smoke can equal a dose of the Wax.” The marijuana concentrate, also known...
  • Fight racial disparity by legalizing marijuana: Guest opinion (Oregon lunicy)

    08/16/2014 7:28:46 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 21 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 08/16/2014 | Sandeep Kumar
    Racial disparities tend to exist where one doesn't expect them. Situations provoke them to appear, and — if we're willing — we take notice and act. For decades, social justice advocates have referenced the racial disparity in citations and arrests for marijuana. liberal blah, blah . . Ending the war on marijuana won't end racial disparity in Oregon, but it would diminish it. Criminalizing marijuana allows racial inequality to fester. We can't reduce racial disparity where we don't know it exists, nor when we lack practical solutions. In the case of marijuana arrests, we have both. Isn't it responsible and...
  • Saudi Beheads Convicted Pakistani Drug Trafficker

    08/14/2014 10:29:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | Aug. 14, 2014
    Saudi authorities beheaded a Pakistani Thursday after sentencing him to death for drug trafficking, the Interior Ministry said, taking to 25 the number of executions announced this year.
  • Fifty million dollars down the toilet: Australia drug bust

    08/12/2014 5:46:36 AM PDT · by mgist · 10 replies
    Police arrest 33-year-old man after $50 million drug bust 50 kilograms of ice was hidden in a container full of imported toilets The container was shipped to Melbourne from China $130 million worth of ice was also seized in Melbourne on Tuesday Customs officials have seized 50 kilograms of ice, smuggled into Melbourne in a container full of toilets. The haul, worth around $50 million at street value, was discovered amongst 70 boxes of porcelain toilets. Police have arrested a 33-year-old man from Kings Park, who potentially faces life in prison. The shipment from China led police to the man's...
  • Robin Williams Dies of Suspected Suicide

    08/11/2014 4:00:46 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 607 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11 Aug 2014 | Kimberly Nordyke
    Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams has died at age 63, according to police in Marin County, Calif. The full statement is below. On August 11, 2014, at approximately 11:55 a.m, Marin County Communications received a 9-1-1 telephone call reporting a male adult had been located unconscious and not breathing inside his residence in unincorporated Tiburon, CA. The Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Tiburon Fire Department and Southern Marin Fire Protection District were dispatched to the incident with emergency personnel arriving on scene at 12:00 pm. The male subject, pronounced deceased at 12:02 pm has been identified as Robin...
  • What Happens When Libertarian Fantasies Become Reality?

    08/10/2014 8:07:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    No, this post is not about that kind of fantasy. Instead, we’re dealing strictly with public policy and specifically addressing whether the libertarian agenda is unrealistic. This is because when I talk to people about libertarianism, they often will say something mildly supportive such as: “I like the idea of getting government out of my wallet and out of my bedroom.” But then the other shoe drops and they say something skeptical such as: “But you folks are too idealistic in thinking the private sector can do everything.” If you ask them to elaborate why libertarian ideas are fantasies, you’ll...
  • Police Chief Insist Judges are Very Lenient with Drug Dealers

    08/06/2014 2:48:41 PM PDT · by mgist · 14 replies
    laCrosse Tribune ^ | 2/2014 | Jungen
    “Too often our department spends weeks or months developing a case, make(s) a great arrest of a drug dealer, and (the defendant is) back out on the street within 24 hours.” Ron Tischer, police chief “If people believe that everyone can be locked up without bond because they’re arrested, before they’re convicted, that’s not a realistic expectation.” Circuit Judge Scott Horne A dispute over the setting of bonds and sentences in La Crosse County Circuit Court isn’t over. While both La Crosse Police Chief Ron Tischer and the county’s judges agree they need to meet, they won’t do so until...
  • Libertarianism and Human Decency

    08/05/2014 10:27:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Some people confuse being libertarian with being libertine. I’m sometimes asked, for instance, if I’m a libertarian because I want to smoke pot or do other drugs. I respond that I’ve never done drugs and have no desire to use drugs. Then I’m asked if I’m a libertarian because I want to gamble. I respond by saying that I don’t gamble, even when I’m in Las Vegas or some other place where it’s legal. Sometimes I’m asked if I’m libertarian because I want to use prostitutes. I respond by explaining that I’d never patronize a prostitute because I want to...
  • Experimental drug likely saved Ebola patients

    08/04/2014 12:43:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/04/2014 | By Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Danielle Dellorto
    Three vials containing an experimental drug stored at subzero temperatures were flown into Liberia last week in a last-ditch effort to save two American missionary workers who had contracted Ebola, according to a source familiar with details of the treatment. The drug appears to have worked, sources say. Dr. Kent Brantly's and Nancy Writebol's conditions significantly improved after receiving the medication, sources say. Brantly was able to walk into Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after being evacuated to the United States last week, and Writebol is expected to arrive in Atlanta on Tuesday. On July 22, Brantly woke up feeling...
  • Alleged Alabama Burglar Smoked Dead Woman's Ashes Thinking They Were Drugs

    08/02/2014 10:37:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 1, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    The ashes were being kept in a plastic box, not a metal urn.Vietnam War veteran Phillip McMullen likely saw some bad things during his time in the service, but what he saw when returned to his Alabama home ranks right up there. McMullen came back to his Citronelle residence after visiting some friends out of town and discovered that his home had been burglarized. The gun safe at McMullen's house had been damaged, but it wasn't broken into. The same could not be said for the plastic box which held his deceased wife's ashes. "They even took my wife's ashes...
  • Japanese Man Executed in China Over Drug Smuggling

    08/02/2014 7:23:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Chinese authorities executed on Friday a Japanese man who had been sentenced to death in connection with stimulant drug smuggling, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said. The identity of the man is not immediately known. Kishida told a news conference that while it is up to China to decide what kind of penalty should be imposed on criminals, "We have conveyed to the Chinese side that we have taken a heightened interest in the death penalty handed down to Japanese nationals." China informed Japan of the execution in the morning, Kishida said. A court in Dalian in northeastern China conveyed...
  • Wielding shotgun, late judge's son said 'I just shot my baby mama,' detective testifies

    08/02/2014 11:41:29 AM PDT · by boycott · 26 replies
    al.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | Michael Dumas
    MOBILE, Alabama – One minute the son of a prominent Alabama judge was rolling a marijuana cigar on his couch; the next he was shotgunning the mother of his infant child to death, a detective testified on Wednesday. With a packed courtroom listening intently, Prichard Police Cpl. Robert Martin chronicled an eye-witness account of how Richardson Johnson Kennedy, 22, allegedly killed Tylandria Rivers over prescription pain medicine. According to Martin, the only other person at the Jarrett Road home near Prichard Municipal Park on July 6 told police the defendant was "rolling a blunt" in the living room of the...