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  • Coroner: Valium, alcohol killed painter Kinkade

    05/07/2012 8:07:49 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2012
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- An autopsy has found that artist Thomas Kinkade's death was caused by an accidental overdose of alcohol and prescription tranquilizers. NBC Bay Area News reported Monday (( http://bit.ly/Jsgrvg) ) that the Santa Clara County medical examiner concluded that the self-described "Painter of Light" stopped breathing at his Northern California home on April 6 from a combination of alcohol and Valium.
  • ARMY WARNS DOCTORS AGAINST USING CERTAIN DRUGS IN PTSD TREATMENT

    04/30/2012 6:55:44 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 21 replies
    nextgov ^ | April 25, 2012 | Bob Brewin
    The Army Surgeon General's office is backing away from its long-standing endorsement of prescribing troops multiple highly addictive psychotropic drugs for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and early this month warned regional medical commanders against using tranquilizers such as Xanax and Valium to treat PTSD. An April 10 policy memo that the Army Medical Command released regarding the diagnosis and treatment of PTSD said a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines, which include Xanax and Valium, could intensify rather than reduce combat stress symptoms and lead to addiction. The memo, signed by Herbert Coley, civilian chief of staff of...
  • Obama, GOP senators have tense visit

    05/26/2010 8:28:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies · 950+ views
    LA Times ^ | May 26, 2010 | Janet Hook
    Senate Republicans criticize the president's effort to seek cooperation on key issues. President Obama paid a rare visit Tuesday to Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill, seeking their support on energy, immigration and other top-priority measures. But he hit a buzz saw of criticism and resentment that bodes poorly for the remainder of his legislative agenda. In the tense closed-door meeting, Obama told Senate Republicans he did not want legislative business to grind to a halt just because an election was approaching, and asked for their cooperation on ratifying the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, confirming Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court...
  • At President Obama's talks with Senate Republicans, little is accomplished (Hussein needs Valium?)

    05/25/2010 6:04:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies · 1,154+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 5/26/10 | Paul Kane and Shailagh Murray
    At President Obama's talks with Senate Republicans, little is accomplishedBy Paul Kane and Shailagh Murray Wednesday, May 26, 2010 President Obama went to Capitol Hill on Tuesday for a rare meeting with Senate Republicans, but the 75-minute session yielded little progress on hot-button topics and left some senators with bruised feelings. "He needs to take a Valium before he comes in and talks to Republicans," Sen. Pat Roberts (Kan.) told reporters. "He's pretty thin-skinned." Sen. Sam Brownback (Kan.) described the meeting as "testy," and Sen. John Thune (S.D.) called it a "lively discussion." Others questioned whether the "symbolism" of Obama's...
  • Delta Flight 273 Passenger Charged with Interfering with Flight Crew and Making...

    04/29/2010 12:21:54 AM PDT · by Cindy · 16 replies · 613+ views
    Boston.FBI.gov ^ | April 28, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Delta Flight 273 Passenger Charged with Interfering with Flight Crew and Making False Bomb Threats on Aircraft BANGOR, ME—Derek Michael Stansberry, a U.S. citizen and resident of Riverview, Fla., was charged today in a criminal complaint in the District of Maine with interfering with flight crew members and willfully making false threats about an explosive device on an aircraft, U.S. Attorney Paula D. Silsby announced. Stansberry, 27, a passenger on Delta flight 273 from Paris to Atlanta on April 27, 2010, was arrested yesterday after the flight was diverted to Bangor, Maine, in...
  • Why Don't You Shut Up!

    10/08/2008 9:57:20 AM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 214 replies · 2,855+ views
    Oct. 8, 2008 | Cinnamon Girl
    You know who you are. You're the one posting stupid comments about what a loser Johnny is. You're the one getting on the political chat shows and telling everyone that you think Obama is super great and that he's going to win! Yeay! And your supposed to be a conservative. Why don't you shut up! I'm talking to all the whiners who piled on and joined the Chris Matthews bandwagon and declared Johnny an old man and a big dull loser. He did fine last night. He was the boss on foreign policy. He's never been a dazzling public speaker...
  • Doctors Visit (Vanity)

    09/26/2008 7:34:05 AM PDT · by Allen In Texas Hill Country · 31 replies · 959+ views
    Had to go to the doctor yesterday and there I was, stuck in a small waiting room with no way to escape. See, there was this flatpanel on one wall tuned into CNN and I couldn't change the channel or sound, and unfortunately, McCain was speaking. I expect blather, falsehoods, socialism, innuendos, garbage and BS from BO but there is McCain with blather, falsehoods, socialism, innuendos, garbage and BS. I was looking for the nearest chair to put thru the screen. Decided it probably was not the best thing to do. If he had half a brain, and I'm sure...
  • Gore's son pleads guilty in drug case

    07/30/2007 11:00:58 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies · 2,177+ views
    Gore's son pleads guilty in drug case By GILLIAN FLACCUS 6 minutes ago Al Gore's son pleaded guilty Monday to possessing marijuana and other drugs, but a judge said the plea could be withdrawn and the charges dropped if he successfully completes a drug diversion program. Authorities have said they found drugs in Al Gore III's car after the 24-year-old was pulled over on July 4 for going 100 mph in his Toyota Prius. He pleaded guilty Monday to two felony counts of drug possession, two misdemeanor counts of drug possession without a prescription, and one misdemeanor count of marijuana...
  • Report: Al Gore III Caught With 140 Vicodin Pills

    07/21/2007 9:04:14 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 51 replies · 1,413+ views
    FOX News ^ | July 21, 2007
    LAGUNA NIGUEL, California — Al Gore's son faces up to three years in prison if convicted on felony drug-possession charges and lesser offenses related to July 4 traffic stop in Orange County where he was found with 140 Vicodin pills, according to a report from the People.com Web site. Al Gore III, 24, faces two felony counts of drug possession, two misdemeanor counts of drug possession without a prescription and one misdemeanor count of marijuana possession, the district attorney's office said in a statement. Gore also was charged with a traffic infraction for allegedly driving faster than 100 mph. Gore...
  • Source: Al Gore's Son Had 140 Vicodin Pills

    07/20/2007 9:31:31 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 106 replies · 2,890+ views
    People ^ | July 20, 2007 | Ken Lee
    Al Gore's son was charged with felony drug-possession charges and lesser offenses related to his July 4 speeding stop, authorities said Friday. And a law enforcement source tells PEOPLE that Gore had 140 Vicodin pills and "dozens" of other prescription drugs. If convicted on all charges, Albert Gore III faces up to three years and eight months in prison. But state law makes him eligible for a drug diversion program instead of incarceration, according to the Orange County District Attorney's Office. His arraignment is set for Aug. 1 in Laguna Niguel, Calif. Gore, 24, was pulled over south of Los...
  • Al Gore Defends Arrested Son's Carbon Offset Strategy

    07/05/2007 5:12:08 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies · 1,912+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | Scott Ott
    Al Gore Defends Arrested Son's Carbon Offset Strategy by Scott Ott (2007-07-05) — Al Gore, the concert organizer and former U.S. vice president, today defended his son, Al III, after the younger Gore’s arrest for speeding and drug possession, applauding his use of the hybrid Toyota Prius to offset the carbon emissions of his smoking marijuana. “Even at 100 miles per hour,” said the elder Mr. Gore, “the Prius produces less deadly greenhouse gas than a Lincoln Navigator or a Hummer. While I don’t condone getting caught with marijuana, I would venture to say that my boy’s total carbon footprint...
  • Al Gore's Son Busted!

    07/04/2007 9:20:24 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 41 replies · 1,730+ views
    http://www.tmz.com/ ^ | July 4, 2007
    Al Gore III, the 24-year-old son of Al Gore was arrested on suspicion of drug possession today. The former second-in-command's son was pulled over after allegedly driving his Prius 100 miles an hour down an Orange County freeway. (At least he was driving a Prius!) When deputies searched the car they found pot, along with Valium, Xanax, Vicodin and Adderall. He is currently being held at the Santa Ana Inmate Reception Center on $20,000 bail. This isn't Gore III's first arrest. He was charged with marijuana posession in 2003 and was ticketed for reckless driving in 2000 and 2002.
  • Savage LIVE Thread Wed. May 3, 2006

    05/03/2006 3:01:38 PM PDT · by fishtank · 52 replies · 1,357+ views
    Gettin' ready!!!!
  • Dean is Clearly Still Not Ready for Primetime

    06/08/2005 4:32:46 AM PDT · by billorites · 32 replies · 1,188+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 8, 2005 | Susan Estrich
    In the long run, the critical question for Democrats may turn out to be not what Party Chairman Howard Dean is doing, but what he isn't doing. The answer to the first question is easy. What he's doing is what he has become know for: shooting from the lip. This is, after all, the man who went from front-runner to also-ran in a matter of weeks, on the strength of a series of mistakes that convinced the most liberal Democratic voters in America that the guy was not ready for primetime. The much-remembered "Dean scream" came after he lost, not...
  • A Host of Anxiety Drugs, Begat by Valium

    02/24/2005 4:19:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 66 replies · 2,668+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 22, 2005 | NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    Among famous inventors, Leo H. Sternbach may not immediately leap to mind. But this May in Akron, Ohio, Dr. Sternbach, who is 96, will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. He holds more than 240 patents, but perhaps his most famous invention, in collaboration with colleagues, is a chemical compound called diazepam, better known by its brand name, Valium. One of the earliest benzodiazepines, Valium was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1963 as a treatment for anxiety, and it would become not only the country's best-selling drug, but an American cultural icon. Referred to...
  • Looking for pic of drunken Teresa?

    10/23/2004 5:49:32 PM PDT · by Callahan · 24 replies · 1,035+ views
    Blogolution.com ^ | 10/23/04 | Me
    Can somebody help me find that pic of Teresa Heinz knocking back a few beers that was posted on Drudge a couple days ago?
  • Caption this Photo of Heinz Hug

    10/23/2004 4:44:33 PM PDT · by atari · 60 replies · 3,243+ views
  • Heinz Kerry: Kerry's court appointees would safeguard civil rights

    10/22/2004 5:58:24 PM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 419+ views
    AP ^ | 10/22/4 | JOE MANDAK
    HOUSTON -- Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry would appoint Supreme Court justices who would safeguard a half-century of civil rights gains, his wife said Friday. "Fifty years after Brown v. Board of Education, we are reminded now more than ever that we need a Supreme Court to protect our hard-won victories," Teresa Heinz Kerry told the Pennsylvania State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. "John Kerry will appoint judges that interpret our Constitution and don't go there for political reasons to divide our country," she added during a 20-minute prepared speech. The NAACP had invited...
  • Gov. Bush lobbies for drug-tracking database

    04/13/2004 7:10:06 AM PDT · by tdadams · 11 replies · 172+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | April 10, 2004 | Mark Hollis
    TALLAHASSEE -- A proposal Gov. Jeb Bush is championing to create a massive electronic tracking system of who is prescribing and who is using prescription drugs is in trouble in the Florida Legislature. With three weeks left in the 2004 lawmaking session, Bush is doing high-pressure lobbying to persuade leaders of his own party about the merits of the database. It could allow doctors, designated medical assistants and pharmacists to look up online the pharmacy records of patients over the age of 17 to ensure they haven't been shopping for multiple prescriptions. Every pharmacy record for certain classes of potentially...
  • Putting a Price on a Good Night's Sleep

    01/13/2004 11:22:15 AM PST · by neverdem · 32 replies · 2,138+ views
    NY Yimes | January 13, 2004 | ANDREW POLLACK
    Americans are about to be reminded again how much they need sleep — and sleeping pills. A new effort appears to be developing to expand the use of sleeping pills, which because of their potential for abuse have long had a reputation as being in some ways more dangerous than the insomnia they are meant to treat. Some sleep experts say newer pills are safer than the ones that once caused deaths from overdose. Moreover, some say, there is growing evidence that insomnia is a serious medical condition, not just a nuisance. "Slowly, we are beginning to identify that insomnia...
  • Nancy Grace on CNN: No evidence of salt water on Scott Peterson's boat!

    02/13/2003 6:39:49 PM PST · by Partisan Hack · 196 replies · 1,623+ views
    CNN | CNN
    This is huge. It means that Scott's boat was NEVER LAUNCHED.
  • Experts: Valium Gas Used in Raid

    10/26/2002 8:48:33 PM PDT · by Looking for Diogenes · 44 replies · 2,377+ views
    A.P. Via ABCNEWS ^ | 10/26/02 | Staff
    Experts: Valium Gas Used in Raid Military Experts, Toxicologists Suspect Valium Gas Used in Russian Troops' Theater Raid Oct. 26 — Military experts and toxicologists say Russian commandos probably pumped a gas containing Valium into a Moscow theater to subtly disable and disorient heavily armed Chechen rebels prior to Saturday's dramatic assault.Russian authorities didn't identify the gas used in the operation, which freed hundreds of hostages but also resulted in the deaths of more than 100 captives and rebels. Officials claimed none of the hostages were killed by the gas.Several nations, including the United States, have developed a variety...
  • Pentagon Discusses Chemical Weapons To Calm Rioters Critics Say Idea Is Illegal

    09/26/2002 6:21:53 AM PDT · by Overtaxed · 41 replies · 280+ views
    WRAL-TV ^ | Sept. 25, 2002 | AP
    <p>WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military is exploring ways to use drugs such as Valium to calm people without killing them during riots or other crowd control situations where lethal weapons are inappropriate.</p> <p>Some critics say the effort violates international treaties and federal laws against chemical weapons, an allegation the military denies.</p>
  • UNSOLVED MYSTERIES OF 9/11

    06/02/2002 9:40:26 PM PDT · by Plummz · 15 replies · 480+ views
    antiwar.com ^ | 2002-05-31 | Justin Raimondo
    The horror of 9/11 was bad enough, but what makes it worse is the positively sinister undertone of what we are coming to learn about the events surrounding that singular event. In reviewing my "what's up with that?" file of 9/11 news stories, it looks like I have enough material for a whole television series: "Unsolved Mysteries of 9/11." 9/11 – WHO DIDN'T KNOW?To begin with, there is the Israeli "art student" mystery, which I have gone on about at some length in this space – check the archives for details. Essentially this story raises the possibility that the Israelis...