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  • The Trans Juggernaut Wants Your Kids, And Public Schools Are Just The Beginning

    08/17/2017 2:26:06 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/17/2017 | Joy Pullman
    Parents are finding fewer and fewer ways to protect their children from being used as guinea pigs inside an experiment constructed by unelected bureaucrats. If you had argued pre-Obergefell that de-sexing marriage would lead to drag queens leading preschool storytime in public libraries and public schools hounded into hiding their mandatory sex ed curriculum from parents after a settlement requiring trans-friendly “education” starting in kindergarten, you would have been called an unhinged bigot. How could what two consenting adults do privately have any effect on whether five-year-olds are told they should consider cutting off their penises? Preposterous. Fear-mongering. Wild-eyed insanity....
  • Newly discovered painkiller could replace addictive opioids

    08/17/2017 1:55:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Spectator Health ^ | August 17, 2017
    Researchers from the University of Texas have discovered what they say is a powerful painkiller that acts on a previously unknown pain pathway. The synthetic compound, known as UKH-1114, effectively relieves neuropathic pain in injured mice, but it works at a much lower dose, with a longer duration of action. If the researchers can demonstrate that the drug is safe, effective and nonaddictive in humans – a process that can take years – the discovery could address one of today’s biggest public health challenges: the opioid crisis. Opioids are addictive and users quickly develop a tolerance for the drugs, requiring...
  • Woman Arrested for Snorting Cocaine in Parent Pick-Up Line at Florida School

    08/16/2017 10:25:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 16, 2017
    A sheriff’s deputy arrested a woman outside a Florida middle school after he allegedly spotted her chopping up and using cocaine while waiting in the parent pick-up line Tuesday. The Lee County deputy said he was patrolling Lexington Middle School just before 4 p.m. when he saw 39-year-old Christina Hester snort the drug off the screen of her iPhone with a straw, according to WFTX. The deputy took Hester to his office where he arrested her. A field test later determined that half a gram of white powder found in her purse was cocaine, according to WFTX. Hester has been...
  • Natalee Holloway mystery may be over as tip that she was drugged by Joran Van der Sloot...(trunc)

    08/16/2017 1:08:03 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 8-16-17 | Chris Spargo
    A new tip in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway has led to the discovery of human remains in Aruba   Those remains are now undergoing DNA testing with results expected in the next month Natalee's father Dave revealed on Wednesday The tip in the case came from a man named Gabriel, who lived with Joran van der Sloot's best friend John Gabriel claims van der Sloot told John that he gave a drink spiked with the date rape drug GHB to Natalee, 18, who choked on her own vomit Van der Sloot allegedly called his father Paulus at that point, who...
  • Germany Experimenting With Mind-Altering “Love” Drugs To Make People More Accepting Of Migrants

    08/16/2017 6:52:12 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    Geller Report ^ | 08/15/17 | Pamela Geller
    LOVE DRUG: WESTERNERS ARE KINDER TO MIGRANTS WHEN GIVEN THE ‘LOVE HORMONE’ OXYTOCIN AND PUT UNDER PEER PRESSURE, SCIENTISTS FIND ACADEMICS NOTE THAT PEOPLE TEND TO BE MORE ‘ALTRUISTIC TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS THAN TO PERFECT STRANGERS’ – BUT THINK THEY KNOW HOW TO CHANGE THIS. Researchers from the University of Bonn said that humans tend to be generally kinder to friends and family than strangers. “Given the right circumstances, oxytocin may help promote the acceptance and integration of migrants into Western cultures.” The suggestion that Westerners should be given drugs to make them more welcoming to foreigners is likely...
  • Too Many Meds? America's Love Affair With Prescription Medication

    08/12/2017 8:00:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Consumer Reports ^ | August 03, 2017 | Teresa Carr
    We now take more pills than ever. Is that doing more harm than good? If you’re like most Americans, you probably start your day with a hot shower, a cup of coffee—and a handful of pills. More than half of us now regularly take a prescription medication—four, on average—according to a new nationally representative Consumer Reports survey of 1,947 adults. Many in that group also take over-the-counter drugs as well as vitamins and other dietary supplements. It turns out Americans take more pills today than at any other time in recent history (see “Pill Nation: The Rise of Rx Drug...
  • Digital media/tech campus would create thousands of jobs in Parker (4,000 jobs in Colorado)

    08/12/2017 3:50:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Arvada Press ^ | August 11, 2017 | Tom Skelley
    A big player in the world of entertainment and digital media plans to bring 4,000 jobs and a 70-acre campus to Parker by 2020. At an Aug. 11 press conference at the state Capitol in Denver, Gov. John Hickenlooper, Parker officials and Redbarre executives announced plans to create the Redbarre Digital Media & Technology Campus in the Compark area just north of E-470. The 1.9 million-square-foot, mixed-use development will focus on feature film, television and digital media production. "Something like that can be transformational," said Dennis Houston, CEO of the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce. "It's life changing, what it...
  • Trump declares national emergency over opioid crisis

    08/10/2017 2:41:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | August 10, 2017 | Aubrey Whelan
    Two days after his advisers said otherwise, President Trump said Thursday that he does plan to formally declare the opioid addiction crisis an emergency — as the commission he appointed to study the epidemic had recommended. “I’m saying officially right now it is an emergency,” he told reporters at his golf course in Bedminster, N.J., where he has been vacationing. “We’re going to spend a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of money on the opioid crisis. We’re going to draw it up and we’re going to make it a national emergency.” New Jersey Gov. Chris...
  • Baltimore Mayor Releases New Crime Plan After 'Nobody Kill Anybody' Weekend Failure

    08/10/2017 10:58:28 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 9, 2017 | Anders Hagstrom
    Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh announced a violent crime plan and appointed a new criminal justice director Wednesday, just days after the city failed to go 72 hours without a murder in the "nobody kill anybody" weekend campaign. ... Her policy plan addresses three areas she believes are the root cause of violent crime: poorly trained police, poor drug policy, and an under-educated populace. [Snip] Pugh’s plan also addresses a criminal justice reform topic that has enjoyed wide bipartisan support across the country, which is lowering sentences for drug crimes. Her plan calls for increased investment in drug treatment programs and...
  • The Hezbollah Connection

    02/10/2015 11:28:35 AM PST · by csvset · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 10, 2015 | RONEN BERGMAN
    1. Ahmad Abu Adass In 2005, the last year of his life, Ahmad Abu Adass was 22 and still living with his parents in Beirut, Lebanon. He was kind and liked people, his friends later told investigators, but none of them thought he was very sophisticated. The best way to describe him was simple, one said. He was generous and a little naïve. He was very weak, physically. A Sunni Muslim of Palestinian descent, Adass had become interested in religion and now spent many hours at the Arab University Mosque near his home. It was there, after a prayer session,...
  • While Progressives Protest, ALEC Is Working To Stop The Deadliest Drug Crisis in History

    08/10/2017 5:03:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    DENVER­–The Left views The American Legislative Exchange Council as a pawn of corporate influence. There were some protests at the organizations annual meeting in Denver, Colorado in July. They were mild. No fires were started, and no vandalism occurred. They came, they chanted, and then they dispersed. That was it. While progressives chanted the usual liberal talking points outside of the Hyatt Regency in downtown Denver, a significant number of state legislators were figuring out a way to knock out what seems to be an unstoppable killer: opioids. Around 1,700 people attended the event held in July, where the topic...
  • Gay Escort Found Dead of Meth Overdose at Home of Top Democrat Donor

    08/09/2017 10:21:43 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 43 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Aug 9th, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    The L.A. County Coroner has reported the death of Gemmel Moore, 26, of an accidental meth overdose at 7:22 p.m. on July 27 at the West Hollywood home of top Democrat donor and political activist, Ed Buck.
  • TURN ON, TUNE IN, DROP BY THE OFFICE [LSD in the office]

    08/09/2017 2:23:53 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 29 replies
    1843 Magazine [an offshoot of The Economist] ^ | AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017 | EMMA HOGAN
    Every three days Nathan (not his real name), a 27-year-old venture capitalist in San Francisco, ingests 15 micrograms of lysergic acid diethylamide (commonly known as LSD or acid). The microdose of the psychedelic drug – which generally requires at least 100 micrograms to cause a high – gives him the gentlest of buzzes. It makes him feel far more productive, he says, but nobody else in the office knows that he is doing it. “I view it as my little treat. My secret vitamin,” he says. “It’s like taking spinach and you’re Popeye.” --snip -- Young developers and engineers, most...
  • Sinéad O’Connor is living in a New Jersey motel

    08/07/2017 4:24:27 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 149 replies
    Page Six ^ | August 7, 2017
    Troubled singer Sinéad O’Connor has posted an online video saying she’s suicidal — and living in a motel “in the arse end of New Jersey.” “I’m all by myself. And there’s absolutely nobody in my life except my doctor, my psychiatrist, the sweetest man on earth, who says I’m his hero, and that’s about the only thing keeping me alive at the moment … and that’s kind of pathetic,” the “Nothing Compares 2 U’’ singer says, weeping. “I am now living in a Travelodge motel in the arse end of New Jersey” — Hackensack, she said. “I want everyone to...
  • 'The Summer of Love' Fifty Years Later: What Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll Gave Us

    08/05/2017 9:02:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 142 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/04/2017 | Mark Hendrickson, Center for Vision and Values, Grove City College
    For the baby-boomer generation (or at least the counterculture segment within it) the summer of 1967 became known as The Summer of Love.Actually, most of us boomers never experienced it. Certainly, 1967 wasn't a blissful, carefree summer of love for the hundreds of thousands of Americans serving in Vietnam.It didn't feel much like love in my hometown of Detroit either. Fifty years ago this week, on July 23, 1967 (a Sunday, as it is this year), deadly riots erupted in the Motor City. They lasted through Friday, July 28, when, with help from the National Guard (including Detroit Tigers' second...
  • Addiction: Disease or Sin?

    08/01/2017 3:51:14 PM PDT · by evangmlw · 92 replies
    God's Addiction Recovery Plan ^ | September 24, 2015 | Michael Wrenn
    The problem of alcohol and drug addiction has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and around the world. Alcoholism runs rampant across the globe, drug abuse continues to consume its victims, and addiction to prescription drugs appears to be at an all time high. Many rehabilitation facilities have waiting lists for admittance, detoxification centers abound, the morgue slabs are full, and funeral homes continue to profit on the crisis of addiction stalking both old and young alike. Is there an answer? Is there a remedy to this destructive force that has been unleashed upon our planet?
  • JAIL. NOW DAMNIT.

    07/31/2017 9:38:30 AM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 14 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 07-31-2017 | Karl Denninger
    Read this one folks. More evidence-based options have emerged for secondary prevention. The Improved Reduction of Outcomes: Vytorin Efficacy International Trial (IMPROVE-IT)4 reported that adding ezetimibe to effective statin therapy in stable patients who experienced an acute coronary syndrome reduced low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) from 70 mg/dL to 54 mg/dL (to convert LDL-C from mg/dL to mmol/L, multiply by 0.0259), and reduced risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease outcome at 7 years from 34.7% to 32.7%. The Further Cardiovascular Outcomes Research with PCSK9 Inhibition in Subjects with Elevated Risk (FOURIER) trial5 reported that the addition of evolocumab, a proprotein convertase subtilisin–kexin...
  • Hubbard, Ohio factory owner says she has jobs but few sober applicants

    HUBBARD, Ohio – An Ohio factory owner said Saturday that though she has blue-collar jobs available at her company, she struggles to fill positions because so many candidates fail drug tests. Regina Mitchell, a co-owner of Warren Fabricating & Machining in Hubbard, Ohio, told The New York Times this week that four out of 10 applicants otherwise qualified to be welders, machinists and crane operators will fail a routine drug test. In an interview Saturday with CNN’s Michael Smerconish, Mitchell said that her requirements for prospective workers were simple. “I need employees who are engaged in their work while here,...
  • Man shot dead on Near North Side in Chicago’s 400th homicide this year

    07/28/2017 8:50:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 28, 2017 | by Mitchell Armentrout
    A man was shot to death early Friday near the former Cabrini-Green public housing projects on the Near North Side, according to Chicago Police, marking the city’s 400th homicide so far this year. His death happened early on the 207th day of the year, meaning Chicago has logged nearly two homicides per day. The city continues to outpace its historic 2016 bloodshed, which saw 781 homicides. Last year’s 400th killing didn’t happen until Aug. 1. Fifteen people have been slain in the last week alone. The vast majority of the killings — 371 — have come by way of gunfire,...
  • Shootout in Cancun: Narcos Take Their War Into Hot Beach Resort [Bloomberg Link Only]

    07/21/2017 6:09:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | July 21, 2017 | Nacha Cattan and Eric Martin
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