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  • Some Orange County residents are not happy about proposals to house homeless in their cities

    03/21/2018 6:56:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 21, 2018 | Anh Do
    One day after Orange County supervisors voted to spend more than $70 million to house the homeless, residents in three prosperous cities expressed alarm about a proposal to set up "camp" shelters in their communities. Besides creating permanent housing, the officials' plans call for possible camps in Irvine, Laguna Niguel and Huntington Beach on county-owned land. The Irvine City Council voted unanimously late Tuesday to sue the county to stop the proposal.
  • Donald Trump Proposes Death Penalty for Drug Traffickers, Wall To Keep the Damn Drugs Out

    03/19/2018 3:34:24 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/19/18 | Charlie Spiering
    Trump also criticized Democrats for opposing his proposed wall on the Southern border. “Eventually the Democrats will agree with us to build the wall and keep the damn drugs out,” he said, prompting chants of “build that wall” in the room. The president criticized sanctuary city policies for allowing illegal immigrants and drug dealers to remain in the country. He called on Congress to end funding for sanctuary cities. “If we are not going to get tough on the drug dealers who kill thousands of people and destroy so many people’s lives, we are just doing the wrong thing,” he...
  • Woman with white powder in her nose ordered a sandwich, but drive-thru was jail, NY cops say

    03/17/2018 11:39:05 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 37 replies
    The Island Packet ^ | 3/17/18 | Josh Magness
    Lizabeth Ildefonso really, really, really wanted a breakfast sandwich, police say. Ildefonso, a 44-year-old from Riverhead, New York, allegedly tried to order a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich from what she apparently thought was a drive-thru window, according to NBC New York. There was just one problem: She had actually driven up to a security booth at the Riverhead Correctional Facility around 10 a.m. Friday and placed her food request with an officer there, police say. Deputy Sheriff Yvonne DeCaro told the woman inside the 2007 Nissan that she was at the county jail, and not a fast food establishment....
  • US Government's Crackdown On PrimaryCare Physicians

    03/14/2018 9:59:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/14/18 | Robert Steven Ingebo
    Federal government has overreached in cracking down on the opioid overdose epidemic. In order to cut off the supply of prescription drugs falling into the wrong hands, new regulations have crippled the ability of our doctors To understand how the government has stepped over the line with their current crackdown on primary healthcare physicians, we must look at how the politicians responded to the opioid crisis when it first reared its ugly head. In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to opioid pain relievers and encouraged healthcare providers to prescribe them...
  • Cancun has a major murder problem

    03/13/2018 5:50:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 12, 2018 | Kate Schneider
    While Cancun is known for its spectacular white sand beaches and turquoise waters, the tourist hotspot is in the grips of a brutal and growing crime wave that threatens to leave it a ghost town. Located in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, things are so bad in Cancun that the murder rate has doubled in the past year — with 169 killings in the first half of 2017.
  • Smashing the Sinaloa cartel: Major coup for DEA as agents seize $6MILLION cash[tr]

    03/09/2018 12:16:09 PM PST · by bgill · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 9, 2018 | DailyMail
    Federal prosecutors have indicted 75 people including 40 in San Diego in a massive drugs and money operation which has been called the biggest money laundering investigation ever in the Californian city. The defendants allegedly laundered drug proceeds from the Sinaloa cartel for years, U.S. Attorney Adam Braverman said at a news conference in downtown San Diego. He said the network was responsible for laundering tens of millions of dollars in drug profits over the past three years. 'We have siphoned the cash and life out of a San Diego-based international money laundering organization with ties to the Sinaloa cartel,'...
  • Steve Forbes: Here's A Real Trade Abuse Trump Should Address

    03/07/2018 9:59:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Forbes ^ | 03/07/2018 | Steve Forbes
    HERE'S A HUGELY winning issue for President Donald Trump that would deal with a gross trading abuse and simultaneously advance his goal of reducing the prices of prescription drugs: Insist that foreign buyers of American pharmaceuticals--almost without exception government agencies--pay their fair share of the research and development costs of these medicines. Currently, Americans are subsidizing overseas users of our drugs. Here's how that works. The average price of successfully bringing a new medicine to market in the U.S. is about $2.4 billion. The entire approval process takes some 12 years before a drug receives its final green light. The...
  • One Police Officer Killed And Two Injured In Clinton, Missouri [The real story.]

    03/07/2018 12:59:46 AM PST · by familyop · 14 replies
    Update 1:15 a.m. In a press briefing, Sgt. Bill Lowe, of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, provided an update: "At approximately 9:20 this evening, the Clinton County 911 center received a 911 call from a residence. There were two women screaming in the background ... they notified Clinton police department and they had officers respond to that residence."
  • Police Respond To ‘Female Mental Illness’ Call At Home Of Tori Spelling

    03/03/2018 3:26:01 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    cbs2la ^ | March 1, 2018
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Police responded to a disturbance call Thursday morning at a San Fernando Valley home reportedly belonging to the family of actress Tori Spelling. Officers arrived at the home on the 21200 block of Mullholland Drive in Woodland Hills just after 7 a.m., according to LAPD Media Relations. Dispatch audio described a “female mental illness” call, according to Entertainment Tonight, which was awaiting a response to a request for comment. While police wouldn’t confirm any details, sources told TMZ the call came after Spelling became “very aggressive” in her home.
  • Eric Bolling Opens Up About Son's Opioid Overdose

    03/03/2018 3:53:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 85 replies ^ | March 3, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Fox News personality and author Eric Bolling tragically lost his son to opioid addiction last year. As painful as the loss is, he was brave enough to share the story during the White House's Opioid Summit Thursday.In a heartfelt video, Bolling explains how he and his wife found out about their son's death, what they did in the aftermath, and why he is now imploring other parents to be wary of the "Not My Kid Syndrome."  During today's Opioid Summit at the White House, Eric Bolling shared the story of his son who died from an accidental overdose.— The...
  • Democratic Congressional Candidate Smokes Marijuana in Campaign Ad

    03/01/2018 5:04:25 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 27, 2018 | Haris Alic
    A Democrat running for Congress in Illinois' fifth congressional district showcased his support for marijuana legalization by smoking pot in a new campaign ad. Benjamin Thomas Wolf, a former FBI official turned Chicago restaurant owner, told the Chicago Sun-Times that it is important to be upfront about recreational cannabis use and the potential economic and social benefits of legalization. "As a cannabis user, I think it's important we get out front and talk about it," said Wolf, who is vying to defeat incumbent Rep.I Mike Quigley (D., Ill.) in this year's Democratic primary. "We realize that cannabis can bring billions...
  • Alleged school shooter’s mom paid $50K to adopt him from ‘drug addict’

    02/27/2018 3:17:47 PM PST · by SMGFan · 179 replies
    NYPost ^ | February 27, 2018
    Mom Lynda Cruz paid $50,000 to adopt alleged school shooter Nikolas Cruz from his “drug addict” biological mother when he was just 3 days old, and then dropped another $15,000 on his younger half-brother, Zachary, when she found out the troubled mom was pregnant again, according to a report. “Nik’s biological mother was just a complete screw-up, drug addict and thief,” former friend and neighbor Trish Duvaney told RadarOnline. “I even said to Lynda: ‘You don’t know the mother’s background.’ Both children were born after one-night stands. The birth mother, she didn’t even really know who the two biological fathers...
  • Russian-Designer Drug Suspected in Mass School Drug Overdose

    02/27/2018 11:26:54 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    WA today ^ | FEBRUARY 22 2018 | Jorge Branco
    A Russian-designed anti-anxiety drug, easily bought online, was still considered the main culprit as police awaited toxicology results following a mass overdose at a private Gold Coast school. Seven Saint Stephen's College students were rushed to hospital from the prestigious Upper Coomera school on Wednesday afternoon after they were seen falling in and out of consciousness. Five Saint Stephen’s College students remained in hospital on Thursday evening as police sought to confirm whether they had taken a Russian-designed drug known as phenibut, available online. Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Aubort said officers had recovered what appeared to be a powdered drug...
  • Cocaine Sting at Russian Embassy Highlights Challenges for Russia’s War on Drugs

    02/27/2018 11:22:33 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Lima Charlie News ^ | February 25, 2018
    A joint Russian-Argentinian investigation that followed the seizure of 850 lbs. (389kg) of cocaine on the grounds of Russia’s embassy in Buenos Aires, led to 6 arrests this Thursday. The December 2016 seizure, with a street value estimated to be worth about $60 million, sparked a 14 month probe into the use of diplomatic luggage to smuggle cocaine. Among those arrested were former Russian diplomat Ali Abyanov and Iván Blizniouk, a Buenos Aires City police officer. Patricia Bullrich, Argentina’s Minister of Security, announced at a televised news conference, “We have dismantled an international cocaine trafficking organization operating between Argentina, Russia...
  • Judge rules Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli was responsible for nearly $10.5 million in losses in [tr]

    02/27/2018 1:58:07 AM PST · by C19fan
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 26, 2018 | Michaelle Gainey
    A judge has ruled that 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli was responsible for nearly $10.5 million in losses in his securities fraud case. The amount set on Monday by Judge Kiyo Matsumoto could result in a harsher punishment for Shkreli, 34, at his March 9 sentencing. The judge rejected arguments by lawyers for the former pharmaceutical CEO that investors in his failed hedge funds didn't suffer actual losses because he paid them back with drug company stock.
  • Woman Finds Childhood Friend On Streets Addicted To Drugs, Transforms Him So Much (Kenya)

    02/26/2018 9:01:52 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 9 replies
    Bored Panda ^ | 2/22/18 | James
    Kenyans have been moved by the story of Patrick Hinga, a man who was completely lost, homeless and drug-addicted, until a chance meeting with a former classmate, Wanja Mwaura, kicked off a major transformation... Patrick had endured problems with addiction for years ...and...began a downward spiral, with his mother at her wits end trying to help him, eventually taking him to a mental hospital in an attempt to curb his habit. He ran away and was re-admitted several times. “He complained a lot and said all they did was give him medication and treat him like a mental patient and...
  • Forgot about that joint? Vegas airport lets people dump pot

    02/23/2018 8:45:38 AM PST · by bgill · 23 replies
    AP kxan ^ | Feb. 23, 2018 | Regina Garcia Cano
    What happens in Vegas really can stay in Vegas. Tourists catching a flight out of Sin City can now dump their leftover legal marijuana in metal containers set up at the airport. The 10 green bins dubbed “amnesty boxes” prevent federal transportation agents from finding pot on passengers during security screenings. The drug is legal in Nevada but still banned by the U.S. government. The containers were installed last week following a county ban on marijuana possession and advertising at McCarran International Airport, aiming to keep it in compliance with federal law. They are bolted to the ground and designed...
  • Another Mass Shooting, Another Psychiatric Drug.. 1,531 Cases of Drug-Induced Homicidal ideation

    02/21/2018 1:05:32 AM PST · by greeneyes · 102 replies
    Another Mass Shooting, Another Psychiatric Drug—27 Drug Warnings and 1,531 Cases of Drug-Induced Homicidal Ideation Back Need for Federal Investigation: Twenty-seven drug regulatory agency warnings cite psychiatric drug side effects of mania, psychosis, violence and homicidal ideation; 1,531 cases of psychiatric drug induced homicide/homicidal ideation have been reported to the US FDA; 65 high profile cases of mass shootings/murder have been committed by individuals under the influence of these drugs, yet there has never been a federal investigation into the link between seemingly senseless acts of violence and the use of mind-altering psychotropic drugs. The fact is psychiatric drugs are...
  • Drugs, alcohol, suicide killing more Americans than ever

    02/22/2018 9:23:36 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/22/18 | Maggie Fox
    “Despair deaths” from drugs, alcohol and suicide have reached new peaks in the U.S. and are not just killing whites, but spiking in communities of color, as well, according to a new report released Thursday. More than 142,000 Americans died from drug or alcohol overdoses and from suicide in 2016, an 11 percent increase over 2015, the report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Well Being Trust finds. “These 142,000 ‘despair deaths’ in 2016 add to the more than one million Americans who died from drugs, alcohol or suicide in the previous decade,” the report reads.
  • Forget Guns! Let's Talk About How Drugs Killed 64,000 People In One Year

    02/20/2018 3:58:31 PM PST · by FrankLea · 26 replies
    Trending Views ^ | 2/02/2018 | Frank Lea
    Social media and politics go crazy whenever there's a crime that involves a mass shooting and guns. However, there's something that kills a lot more people on a daily basis and we need to talk about that problem before we try to fix a gun issue. America has a massive drug problem right now. Did you know that nearly 64,000 people died of a drug overdose in 2016, and that number is more than the number of people who were killed in the Vietnam War? We need to refocus and put our efforts and political arguments towards drugs because 64,000...