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  • Americans agree with Trump: The illegal immigrants must go

    11/25/2015 4:43:37 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 34 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...
  • Former L.A. drug kingpin Ricky Ross arrested in Sonoma County

    10/23/2015 9:36:07 PM PDT · by rey · 4 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 23 Oct 2015 | VERONICA ROCHA
    Former Los Angeles crack cocaine kingpin Freeway Ricky Ross was arrested this week in Sonoma County on suspicion of possessing money related to the sale of a controlled substance, authorities said. A law enforcement official told the Los Angeles Times that Ross was carrying more than $100,000. Ross, who authorities say was a major player in the crack trade in South Los Angeles in the 1990s, was also arrested on suspicion of conspiring to commit a crime, according to a Sonoma County Sheriffs Office arrest log. He is no longer in custody, according to Sonoma County sheriffs jail records. Ross...
  • This is a Land of Wolves Now in Sicario (movie review)

    10/19/2015 7:46:03 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 5 replies
    The Schleicher Spin ^ | Oct. 4, 2015 | David H. Schleicher
    In Roman ruled Judea, Jewish zealots used daggers hidden in cloaks to kill their oppressors and were thus dubbed in LatinSicariousor dagger men. Though most of the killing in Denis Villeneuves latest master class in vexatious suspense is done with machine guns, theres a climax building scene where cinematographer god Roger Deakins photographs the character Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro) descending into the purple-hued darkness of a drug tunnel as he unsheathes a dagger that will make your skin scrawl. Alejandro is man of mysterious motives and origins who with the aid of another DOD consultant an eager and smiley...
  • Homeless emergency declared in Hawaii

    10/18/2015 12:29:44 PM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct. 17, 2015 | Greg Botelho
    (CNN)Hawaii is a place many go to kick back, relax and enjoy the good life. But for others, it's a land of struggle. That's why its governor on Friday signed an emergency proclamation to tackle homelessness in the state, saying the measure will help turn around the lives of young and old. "Homelessness remains a serious issue in every county throughout the state," Gov. David Ige said in a press release.Hawaii has an estimated 7,620 homeless people, said the governor's spokeswoman Cindy McMillan, citing a 2015 statewide count. This may not seem like much compared with other places -- to...
  • One dead, four wounded in shooting at Fort Myers Zombicon

    10/18/2015 5:27:29 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 41 replies
    NBC-2 - ^ | Oct. 18, 2015
    Police are searching for the suspect in the downtown Fort Myers shooting that left one person dead and four others injured. The shooting happened in the 2200 block of First Street around 11:45 p.m. -- while the annual Zombicon event was going on in downtown Fort Myers. Thousands were filling the streets for the city's annual Zombicon Fest when witnesses say they heard eight to ten pops. Many immediately recognized it as gunfire and went running in every direction. Crows of people were running in fear, not knowing what happened.
  • Fugitive drug lord 'El Chapo' injured while evading Mexican authorities

    10/17/2015 1:11:03 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/17/2015 | Faith Karimi
    (CNN)Fugitive drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman suffered injuries while trying to escape as authorities closed in on him, Mexican officials said.
  • Drug inmates with long rap sheets among those freed early

    10/11/2015 9:20:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 11, 2015 | Eric Tucker, The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) A push to overhaul criminal sentencing is prompting the early release of thousands of federal drug prisoners, including some whom prosecutors once described as threats to society, according to an Associated Press review of court records. About 6,000 inmates are due to be freed from custody in the coming month, the result of changes made last year to guidelines that provide judges with recommended sentences for specific crimes. Federal officials say roughly 40,000 inmates could be eligible for reduced sentences in coming years. Many of them are small-time drug dealers targeted by an approach to drug enforcement...
  • American prisons to free 6,000 drug traffickers in biggest-ever inmate release

    10/07/2015 6:49:35 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 07 Oct 2015 | Harriet Alexander
    American prisons to free 6,000 drug traffickers in biggest-ever inmate release October 30 will see 6,000 drug dealers freed from American jails as the country struggles to cope with the world's largest prison population By Harriet Alexander, New York 07 Oct 2015 Six thousand drug traffickers are to be freed from American prisons at the end of this month, in the country's largest-ever mass release of prisoners. The men and women will be freed as part of a plan to reduce overcrowding. America is the world's biggest jailer, and a quarter of the whole world's prison population is in the...
  • Justice Department set to free 6,000 prisoners, largest one-time release

    10/06/2015 3:18:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post's National Security ^ | October 6, 2015 | Sari Horwitz
    The Justice Department is set to release about 6,000 inmates early from prison the largest one-time release of federal prisoners in an effort to reduce overcrowding and provide relief to drug offenders who received harsh sentences over the past three decades. The inmates from federal prisons nationwide will be set free by the departments Bureau of Prisons between Oct. 30 and Nov. 2. Most of them will go to halfway houses and home confinement before being put on supervised release. The early release follows action by the U.S. Sentencing Commission an independent agency that sets sentencing policies...
  • More Than 50 People Shot for the Second Weekend in a Row in Chicago

    09/30/2015 10:09:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 29, 2015 | Trace William Cowen
    Four people were killed and 52 wounded during shootings across Chicago over the weekend. After multiple weekends in a row of increased violence in the city, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is urging a fresh and more proactive approach to gun control. [Snip] At least 2,300 people have been shot in Chicago this year alone, according to the Chicago Tribune. According to their analysis, that's roughly 400 more incidents than during the same period in 2014.
  • What Hillary Clinton Wont Tell You About Prescription Drugs

    09/25/2015 3:20:34 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 23 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 9/24/2015 | John Merline
    "It is time to deal with skyrocketing out-of-pocket costs and runaway prescription drug prices." That was what Hillary Clinton said when she announced her plan to rein in prescription drug costs, which would, among other things, put a $250 monthly cap on out-of-pocket spending for prescription medications. (snip) But is there any truth to her claims?
  • Weapons found inside U.N. vehicles on ship in Kenya: vessel owner

    09/23/2015 1:33:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 23,2015 | Jospeh Akwiri
    Kenyan police said security agents on Thursday discovered firearms and drugs on the Norwegian-flagged Hoegh Transporter, which is docked at the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa. Coastguards and navies in East Africa have struggled to stem the flow of drugs through their waters as the region has become a key export route for Afghan heroin destined for Europe. Hoegh Autoliners confirmed weapons were found inside some of the vehicles on its vessel, which was carrying a consignment from Mumbai to the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, MONUSCO. ... "The weapons were not declared to us at...
  • Hillary Clinton to propose Obamacare reforms (Affordable Pill Act?)

    09/22/2015 1:40:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/21/14 | Ariel Cohen
    Hillary Clinton will roll out her proposed changes to President Obama's Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, focusing lowering the cost of prescription drugs. While the Democratic front-runner has long been a supporter of Obamacare, dating back to the 1990s, she has had her own, somewhat differing views on healthcare reform. Her plan, which she will introduce at a community forum in Iowa on Tuesday, will showcase some of those differences. In the run-up to Clinton's healthcare event, her campaign has complained that "price gouging in the specialty drug market is outrageous" and said that would soon lay out a...
  • SNYDER: Tiger Woods latest surgery removes any chance of tying Jack Nicklaus

    09/21/2015 6:43:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 21, 2015 | Deron Snyder
    Not much doubt remained that Jack Nicklaus would retain his record for victories in major golf tournaments. But any lingering thoughts of Tiger Woods possibly supplanting him were snuffed for good last week. What once seemed inevitable has transitioned to impossible. Stuck at 14 major victories since capturing the 2008 U.S. Open, Woods will not win five more majors. Woods will not win four more majors to tie Nicklaus mark of 18. He would do well to win another tournament, period, something he last accomplished at the 2013 Bridgestone Invitational. He has teed off in 23 PGA tournaments since then...
  • Doctors Not Happy After Drug Goes From $13.50/Tablet To $750 Overnight

    09/21/2015 3:26:17 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 69 replies
    Consumerist ^ | September 21, 2015
    Gripe as we might, consumers understand that price increases do happen. Whats not as easily understood is how the price for something can go from $13.50 one day to $750 the next especially when its a generic drug used to save lives. For decades, Daraprim (pyrimethamine), an anti-parasitic used to treat malaria and toxoplasmosis, had been made by GlaxoSmithKline and sold for as little as $1/tablet until not that long ago. Then in 2010 GSK sold the drug to CorePharma, which began to raise the price. Within a year, revenue from Daraprim jumped nearly ten times even though the...

    09/20/2015 3:48:07 AM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/19/2015 | Edwin Mora
    Jack Riley, the No. 2 at the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), signaled support for Donald Trumps proposal to build a wall along the Southern border in a recent interview centered on hunting down Mexican drug cartel boss Joaquin El Chapo Guzman. In an exclusive interview with Yahoo News, the acting deputy administrator at the Obama administrations DEA agency, discussed why the U.S. government is invested in hunting escaped convict El Chapo, the leader of Mexicos brutal Sinaloa cartel. Riley explained why El Chapo and his murderous criminal empire are a threat to the United States. The Sinaloa cartel has been...
  • Hillary is ready to fight the war on drugs in Mexico

    09/19/2015 5:39:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/19/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Regarding the moment when I first saw the title of the article, Hillary Clinton Willing to Cross Border to Combat Heroin, I have a confession to make. My first thought was, send us a postcard and be sure to wear some body armor. I mean, why not? She still looks pretty scrappy for her age, and if she managed to take out a few cartel operatives then at least she’d have something to point to as an accomplishment as she runs for president. Sadly, that’s not really what she meant at all. (ABC News) Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton...
  • Drug Lord Transported Heroin in Apple Jacks Boxes, DA ays

    09/18/2015 9:37:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 17, 2015 | Lia Eustachewich
    A Williamsburg man ran a $1.5 million heroin ring out of his apartment — with the help of 25 others including family members, a Manhattan court employee and a wannabe drug counselor, prosecutors alleged Thursday. Ringleader Jose Tavera’s apartment at 778 Driggs Ave. was the epicenter for the family-run cartel that involved his mom, sister, brother and cousins, who supplied and distributed drugs and laundered the proceeds, ​said Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson. Tavera’s sister Sheila Taveras, 26, allegedly bagged and transported the heroin, while his mother, Haydee Cordero, 46, deposited cash from the sales into her Chase bank account, prosecutors...
  • Legendary drug lord Pablo Escobar lost $2.1 billion in cash each year and it didn't matter

    09/11/2015 10:51:42 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/2015 | Amanda Macias
    At the peak of his power, infamous Medelln cartel boss Pablo Escobar brought in an estimated $420 million a week in revenue, easily making him one of the wealthiest drug lords in history. Escobar, known as the "king of cocaine," saw his wealth grow so immense that he stashed piles of cash in Colombian farming fields, dilapidated warehouses, and in the walls of cartel members' homes, according to Roberto Escobar, the cartel's chief accountant and the kingpin's brother, in his book, "The Accountant's Story: Inside the violent world of the Medelln cartel." "Pablo was earning so much that each year...
  • A psychedelic send-off for 'the godfather of LSD': Susan Sarandon at Burning Man

    09/06/2015 11:58:44 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 6, 2015 | Kelly Mclaughlin and Mia De Graaf
    Susan Sarandon led a very belated funeral procession for her dear friend, the 'godfather of LSD' Timothy Leary, at Burning Man on Saturday. Clutching his ashes on the march into a makeshift church, the 67-year-old actress - who was wearing a bridal gown - said she had wanted to lay Leary to rest where he would be surrounded by revelers who had taken the psychedelic drug to honor his memory. 'I think he'd be so happy,' Sarandon said of Leary, who died and was cremated in 1996. 'I think he would have loved the chaos. He would have loved it....
  • Donald Trump: Legalize ALL the Drugs [wayback machine]

    09/07/2015 1:58:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 102 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 8, 2015 | Asawin Suebsaeng
    ".....The reform-minded Trump of decades past is a far more attractive figure than his current incarnation, at least in the eyes of the pro-legalization advocates of today. Well, I certainly think he had it right in 1990, and what he said then actually seemed to understand the situation, David Boaz, executive vice president of the libertarian Cato Institute, told The Daily Beast. My sense is that looking for consistent philosophy or even policies in Donald Trumps statements is a pretty fruitless exercise. Boaz also pointed out that Trump recently voiced his support for medical marijuana, and that when asked about...
  • A Different Kind of Reality Check After 15 Years, Mainstream Media is Finally Catching Up to Me

    A Different Kind of Reality Check After 15 Years, Mainstream Media is Finally Catching Up to Me 15 years ago, I asked a very pointed question in a press release sent to the National Wire Service immediately following the killings at Columbine High School. A few days after the Virginia Tech Massacre, I again asked the same very direct question. After the Newton Connecticut massacre, I once again asked the very same pointed question After all the latest mass shootings, I dont have to ask the question anymore because the mainstream media has finally listened to me and are asking...
  • 20 people in Colorado face federal pot trafficking charges

    09/04/2015 8:52:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 80 replies
    abc 7 ^ | September 4, 2015
    The U.S. Attorney's Office in Denver said Thursday 17 of the people charged have been arrested and three remain at-large. Authorities say warrants conducted in the southern Colorado towns of Cotopaxi and Westcliffe led to the seizure of 1,000 marijuana plants, 50 pounds of dried marijuana, and 28 firearms. Sheriff offices in Custer and Freemont counties helped execute the warrants Tuesday.
  • K2, a Potent Drug, Casts a Shadow Over an East Harlem Block

    09/02/2015 11:34:35 AM PDT · by Theoria · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 02 Sep 2015 | Nicholas Casey
    It was early afternoon when the man with the twitching legs was dragged from the ground into an ambulance. Another man selling books washed away the vomit.A man named Charlie Medina sat at the same spot a few days later, unable to remember his name before he fell into a trance with his jaw open and his eyes dilated.And the lovers. They were unable to find a room. One pulled off the others shirt and her bra, then started to kiss her bruised breasts while a small crowd gathered to watch.The people here on this stretch of 125th Street in...
  • Why Utah Is The Only State Trying To Track And Limit SWAT-Style Tactics

    08/31/2015 6:42:42 PM PDT · by Theoria · 32 replies
    NPR ^ | 31 Aug 2015 | Martin Kaste
    The phrase "police militarization" conjures up an image of cops wrapped in Kevlar, barging into homes with semi-automatic weapons. But familiar as that image is, we don't know how common it is. There are simply no good statistics on police tactical operations in America. The federal government doesn't keep track, and neither do the states with one exception: Utah. The pressure to start counting the operations there dates back to 2012, after a drug raid gone wrong in Ogden. A tactical team from the local drug task force had gone into a little house where marijuana was being grown....
  • PCSO arrests 3 suspected drug smugglers [Florence, AZ]

    08/31/2015 5:23:27 PM PDT · by donna · 6 replies
    KPHO ^ | Aug 31, 2015 | Phil Benson
    FLORENCE, AZ (KPHO/KTVK) - A traffic stop and short foot pursuit in Stanfield led to the arrests Friday of three men suspected of drug smuggling. A vehicle was pulled over by a Pinal County sheriffs deputy for a traffic violation at a Circle K on the corner of Stanfield and Highway 84. Two people bailed out and fled while the driver, Erik Thomas, 25, of Casa Grande, stayed behind. The deputy found four bundles of marijuana inside the vehicle, along with a Kenwood portable radio. The bundles weighed 81 pounds. Thomas was arrested. Authorities learned he had an outstanding warrant...
  • Tila Tequila Kicked Off Celebrity Big Brother Over Hitler and Nazi Holocaust Comments, Apologizes

    08/30/2015 12:22:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    E Online ^ | Sat., Aug. 29, 2015 | CORINNE HELLER
    Tila Tequila has been kicked of the U.K. series Celebrity Big Brother season 16 over comments she made about the Holocaust and late Nazi leader Adolf Hitler more than a year ago and is now apologizing for her remarks. The 33-year-old reality star and glamour model, whose real name is Thien Thanh Thi Nguyen, had in December 2013 penned a blog post titled "Why I Sympathize With Hitler Part 1: True History Unveiled," in which she called the deceased dictator a "good man" and "man of compassion." After she was cast on Celebrity Big Brother, the U.K.-based group Campaign Against...
  • Donald Trump Opens Up About His Brother's Alcoholism

    08/28/2015 4:06:44 PM PDT · by JediJones · 28 replies
    StarPulse.com ^ | 2/10/2011 | StarPulse.com
    The tycoon-turned-reality TV star watched his older sibling struggle for years with a alcohol problem, which eventually claimed his life. And the 64 year old admits he has never been tempted to sip even a drop of alcohol, after his brother repeatedly warned him to stay away from the bottle. He tells Piers Morgan, "I've never had drugs. I've never had a cigarette and I don't drink coffee. I have other problems, I guess! "I had an older brother named Fred...he started drinking. It got worse and worse. He also smoked a lot. "He was about 10 years older and...
  • Mom gave her baby methadone to 'help her sleep' and killed her - Will serve up to 30 years

    08/27/2015 5:00:48 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 27, 2015 | Alexandra Klausner
    A woman who killed her 17-month-old baby girl with a lethal dose of methadone last year was sentenced to up to 30 years behind bars on Wednesday. Courtney Nicole Howell, 27, of Layton, Utah pleaded guilty in July to giving her baby girl Jaslynn Mansfield methadone but said she only thought the drug would help the child sleep. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that on Wednesday Howell tearfully said she will regret her choice for the rest of her life. 'Trying to forgive myself is an endless battle I struggle with daily,' she said as she wiped away her tears....
  • Manifesto purportedly sent by Virginia gunman cites race war

    08/26/2015 1:01:48 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 25, 2015 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    A fax attributed to Vester Lee Flanagan claims the slayings were a response to the Charleston mass shooting. An apparent suicide note received by ABC News on Wednesday morning and attributed to Virginia shooting suspect Flanagan, aka Bryce Williams, claims the killing of two reporters during an on-air interview was motivated by the Charleston church shooting and a desire to incite a race war. ABC News says a man identifying himself as both Flanagan and Williams Flanagan's on-air name first contacted it several weeks ago. The man asked for a fax number, claiming he wanted to pitch the...
  • AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu: Drug Cartels With AK-47s Control American Soil 30 Miles from Phoenix

    08/21/2015 10:14:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 59 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 20 Aug 2015 | Pam Key
    Pinal Co., AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu said drug cartels armed with AK-47s control many areas on American soil noting that they are only 30 miles from Phoenix. Babeu detailed touring the border yesterday with Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson and said, We flew him in our helicopter, showed him the drug smuggling routes, the actual cavesthese cartel scouts live on top of mountains, 30 days at a time. And how on mountain top to mountain top, over a 50-mile swath of land, and this is only 30 miles from Phoenix. This is literally an unsecured border. We have cartels that...
  • Maine DEA: EBT Cards Are Being Used to Buy Drugs

    08/19/2015 8:43:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/18/2015 | Christine Rousselle
    Maine Drug Enforcement Agency agents revealed yesterday that EBT cards (debit cards that are loaded with funds for welfare programs, like SNAP and TANF) are being used as currency to buy drugs. In the past 11 months, MDEA agents have found 40 EBT cards in 25 drug enforcement operations.
  • Why Montana Is Going Backward on Medical Marijuana

    08/17/2015 5:08:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | Michael Bodley | AUG 16 2015
    Gone are the flashing green neon lights advertising $200 ounces of pot. Gone are the caravans of cannabis doctors who signed up hundreds of people in a single day. The medical marijuana business in Montana boomed after voters legalized it in 2004. At one time, this state of only a million people had almost 30,000 patients and 4,900 providers. But the industry has been crippled by state legislators and a determined grass-roots opposition. And a state Supreme Court decision coming as early as October could all but wipe it out. Elizabeth Pincolini is a medical marijuana user and advocate, who...
  • In the Wake of Proposition 47, California Sees a Crime Wave

    08/16/2015 4:51:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    "The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act" isn't living up to its promise. Also known as Proposition 47, the California ballot initiative, which was approved in November 2014 with 60 percent of the vote, downgraded drug possession and many property crimes from a felony to a misdemeanor. Proponents argued that lesser punishment for low-level offenders would enhance public safety. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon was the rare prosecutor who pushed for its approval. He told the San Francisco Chronicle, "What we have been doing hasn't worked, frankly." Gascon spokesman Alex Bastian told me, "The voters indicated that possessing small amounts...
  • STENCH AND THE CITY: SFS SUMMER OF URINE ["Theyve Put A Pissoir In Dolores Park"]

    08/10/2015 1:49:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 28 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 10, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    STENCH AND THE CITY: SFS SUMMER OF URINE If youre going to San Francisco, be sure to plug your nose. By Debra J. Saunders 8.10.15 How bad is the urine situation in San Francisco? This is not a joke: Monday night, a light pole corroded by urine collapsed and crashed onto a car, narrowly missing the driver. The smell is worse than I have known since I started working for The Chronicle in 1992. It hits your nose on the BART escalator before you reach Market Street. That sour smell can bake for blocks where street people sleep wrapped...