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  • ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Demonstrates The Strength Of Friendship In Adversity [Spoiler Alert]

    11/19/2020 1:31:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 19, 2020 | Mitch Hall
    Netflix’s new limited series, “The Queen’s Gambit,” leads the site’s top ten most popular list for the third straight week since its late October premiere, making it one of the platform’s most-watched shows of 2020. This feat is all the more impressive considering the steep competition among streaming providers this year. Adapted from Walter Tevis’s 1983 novel and brought to life by veteran screenwriters Scott Frank and Allan Scott, the mini-series depicts the unexpectedly cutthroat world of 1960s chess against the lavish backdrop of the Cold War era, when chess boards were just another arena in which rival nations competed...
  • Study: Meth Use Is the Biggest Factor for HIV Seroconversion Among Gay and Bisexual Men

    10/26/2020 1:11:50 PM PDT · by fwdude · 21 replies
    The Body ^ | Oct. 20, 2020 | Larry Buhl
    Persistent use of methamphetamine is the single biggest risk factor for HIV seroconversion among gay and bisexual men, according to a new study published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. Using subjects from across the U.S., including Puerto Rico and Guam, researchers found that over 12 months of follow-up, 14% of study participants reported using meth, and 2.5% tested positive for HIV (115 new infections). More than a third of study participants (36%) seroconverting for HIV were persistent users of methamphetamine.
  • "There's a lot of blood": Falwell injured in fall while drinking, according to 911 call.

    09/20/2020 11:09:27 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 78 replies
    WSET Television ^ | September 18, 2020 | WSET Staff
    BEDFORD Co., Va. (WSET) -- A few days after resigning as Liberty University's president, Jerry Falwell Jr. was injured in a fall after drinking, according to a 911 call obtained by WSET. According to the 911 call, on Sunday, Aug. 30, Falwell was reportedly injured and his wife, Becki Falwell, called 911 to report he had fallen down the stairs and was bleeding. "It was night time and he fell from the stairs and there's a lot of blood right now," Becki told the Bedford County dispatcher. According to the call, Becki said that Falwell had been drinking but wouldn't...
  • Can't put down the phone? How smartphones are changing our brains — and lives.

    In the U.S., at least three of every four people now own a smartphone. And one estimate suggests that Americans touch their mobile devices more than 2,600 times a day on average. But what do all those pings and buzzes, scrolls and swipes actually add up to?.. Initial data from a $300-million study by the National Institutes of Health, for example, now provides evidence that a child's brain may indeed develop differently with heavy use of digital devices. Those of us whose brains matured before the first iPhone came to market in 2007 may also be vulnerable to mental changes....
  • Larry Kudlow opens up about battle with addiction

    09/03/2020 10:35:16 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 70 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 3, 2020 | 10:30pm | Tamar Lapin
    White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow opened up about his battle with alcohol and drug addiction during an event hosted by First Lady Melania Trump on Thursday. Kudlow, 73, said it would have been “unthinkable” for him to occupy his current position 25 years ago, when he left his job as a Bear Stearns financial analyst and entered a 12-step program to deal with his dependence on booze and cocaine. “I was a hopeless abuser of alcohol and drugs. I had tried several times unsuccessfully to get sober,” Kudlow said. “Like a lot of my peers and friends, I went...
  • Vaping Risks To Youth Continue Despite Age Increase, Tax

    09/03/2020 4:20:49 AM PDT · by Drango · 11 replies
    NPR ^ | September 02, 2020 | Ellen Eldridge
    GPB's Ellen Eldridge reports on vaping associated risks to young people. Despite raising the age to buy tobacco and e-cigarettes to 21, teenagers and even preteens are still at risk of exposure and addiction to vaping, pediatric pulmonologist Dr. Christy Sadreameli of Johns Hopkins says. “(Vaping) is the most common way that young people are using tobacco products and getting hooked on nicotine, which can be a lifelong addiction,” she said. Georgia’s high school vaping rate is 17%, according to 2019 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is lower than the national average of 27%. One...
  • The California Plan to House the Homeless in Hotels Was About as Disastrous as Predicted

    08/11/2020 5:47:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | August 11, 2020 | Brad Slager
    Back in May, as COVID madness was sweeping through political offices across the country, California officials acted just about as imbalanced as many might expect. Wanting to maximize their newfound authoritarianism, San Francisco officials hatched a plan to address the problem of its sprawling homeless issue during a pandemic. Wanting to stem the spread on the streets, they looked to businesses that had been rendered dormant (due to, unironically, the policies of these same officials). A ‘’solution’’ was found. Initially, the plan was to be put in place to help alleviate the health care workers who were dealing with the...
  • Why Pornography is the Greatest Threat to Today's Church

    07/08/2020 3:28:24 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 62 replies
    Pure Life ^ | 2017 | Steve Gallagher
    If it is true that one out of every five men sitting in America’s pews is saturating his mind with the evil images of pornography, how does this effect the overall level of godliness in the Church? It seems that the general urgency to live a consecrated life is at an all-time low. Self-centered living seems to have replaced true sacrificial love. A hunger for God has been exchanged for a lust for entertainment. While the Church is weathering a fierce spiritual onslaught from without, the godly character needed for this battle rots within. I believe in the Church Triumphant....
  • Removing the military mindset in police departments

    06/27/2020 8:05:36 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | David Keene
    Police should not operate as an occupying army The public outrage following the killing of George Floyd has refocused many in Congress and the public on the need for police reform. Some of the proposals are simply outrageous, such as “abolishing” the police or defunding police departments seen by some as “systemically” racist institutions incapable of reform. Other reforms make sense and are long overdue. Among these are proposals to put a halt to measures that have seemingly transformed many departments into quasi-military forces that act and are seen by those they are supposed to protect as an occupying military...
  • Mota Ventures Appoints Roger C. Clinton [yes, THAT Cllinton] as Member of Advisory Board to Verrian GmbH

    06/13/2020 9:41:24 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 6 replies
    Accesswire ^ | June 13, 2020 | This is a Press Release
    VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / June 13, 2020 / Mota Ventures Corp. (CSE:MOTA)(FSE:1WZ1)(OTC:PEMTF) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Roger C. Clinton, to the Advisory Board for its wholly owned subsidiary, Verrian GmbH. Clinton is active within the addiction treatment and specifically opiate addiction research sector, seeking to bring attention to the issue and enhance promising treatment options using psychedelics in conjunction with behavioral therapy through his global network. "I'm honored to be working with the team at Mota in a patient first approach. We believe the work that we're doing can be transformative in people's lives...
  • ‘Relapses Are Through The Roof, Overdoses Are Through The Roof’: How The Pandemic Is Upping Substance Abuse

    05/19/2020 6:23:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 19, 2020 | Emily Jashinsky
    'You take—our website traffic is up 382 percent in the past 30 days with people looking for treatment for either substance abuse or mental health.' This is a “pandemic within a pandemic,” according to addiction expert Tim Ryan, who’s watched the coronavirus outbreak exacerbate the preexistent opioid and mental health crises with devastating effect. Ryan, the star of A&E’s 2017 “Dope Man” special, is the founder of “A Man In Recovery Foundation,” which partners with A former heroin addict, his mission is to assist others struggling with substance abuse.In a Friday interview, Ryan explained how the stresses of...
  • Wuhan’s Other Epidemic

    05/12/2020 2:50:29 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 4 replies
    City Journal ^ | May 12, 2020 | Christopher F. Rufo
    ...Over the past decade, Wuhan has emerged as the global headquarters for fentanyl production. The city’s chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturers hide production of the drug within their larger, licit manufacturing operations, then ship it abroad using deliberately mislabeled packaging, concealment techniques, and a complex network of forwarding addresses. According to a recent ABC News report, “huge amounts of these mail-order [fentanyl] components can be traced to a single, state-subsidized company in Wuhan.” Earlier this year, when Wuhan went into lockdown due to the coronavirus, North America’s illegal drug market went into panic mode. Drug cartels in Mexico forecasted a massive...
  • Governor: 16,000 hotel rooms to house homeless in California

    04/19/2020 2:08:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 18, 2020 | by Janie Har and Daisy Nguyen
    SAN FRANCISCO - California is on its way to acquiring nearly 16,000 hotel rooms to house the homeless during the pandemic, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Saturday as he reminded people to stay indoors as outbreaks continue to crop up throughout the state. Standing in front of a Motel 6 near San Jose, Newsom said more than 4,200 people have been moved out of shelters and off the streets into motel rooms. He took the opportunity to scold leaders of unnamed cities for blocking efforts to house the homeless, asking them to “please consider the morality” of their decisions. The pandemic...
  • Massachusetts Democrat Rep busted by FBI and IRS for corruption

    02/18/2020 12:51:40 PM PST · by Drastic · 34 replies
    Trending Views ^ | 2-18-20 | Frank Bojazi
    Democrat Representative David Nangle was arrested by the FBI and IRS on a 28-count indictment that includes a wide variety of corruption charges. Some of those charges include, at this time, bank fraud, wire fraud, lying to a bank, and even filing false tax returns...
  • Nearly $25M Available to Substance Use Prevention Coalitions in New Partnership Between ONDCP and CDC

    02/19/2020 8:58:40 AM PST · by ransomnote · 21 replies ^ | February 18, 2020 | White House
    Today, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Director Jim Carroll announced the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program’s Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), which begins this year’s process of awarding funds to community coalitions focused on preventing youth substance use.For FY 2020, this will allow 200 new communities to receive direct financial help totaling $25 million from the White House to prevent illicit drug use and save lives.“Educating our youth about the dangers of substance use is critical to preventing and ending the crisis of addiction in America.  ONDCP’s Drug-Free Communities are proven,...
  • 'Decriminalization of Drugs' fueling meth and homelessness in California.....(Listen up Pete)

    02/12/2020 8:01:35 AM PST · by caww · 9 replies
    conservativereview ^ | 2/11/2020 | Daniel Horowitz
    n one breath, liberals say we need to decriminalize drugs and open up the prisons. In the next breath, they shed crocodile tears over the drug crisis and homelessness. The same people who demand that Congress and state governments spend even more money to “combat” the twin drug and homelessness crises never seem to connect the dots back to their decriminalization policies or admit that they are causing a rise in crime. around 2014-2015 is when the drug crisis exploded nationwide, including in California, roughly around the same time homelessness soared, particularly in the Golden State, along with the rise...
  • The Cult of Porn (Saturbray)

    02/08/2020 7:48:54 AM PST · by bray · 10 replies ^ | 2/8/20 | bray
    For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 1 John 2:16 Forests for Oregon is proud to announce we have formed a new group called Forests for Schools which will be focused on our Forests for Schools petition. Forests for Schools will be the outreach group which will go to the streets and reach the lost in Portland and around the state. It will be the group which is going to be the more politically...
  • Gay Men Are Dying From Another Crisis We’re Not Talking About. No one’s grappling with the meth crisis.

    01/22/2020 2:26:09 PM PST · by karpov · 127 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 22, 2020 | Jim Mangia
    ... Today, the gay community is facing another crisis that we’re not talking about and that elected officials are once again ignoring. Scores of gay men are addicted to crystal methamphetamine. The drug, which can change the chemical composition of the brain in chronic users, is extremely addictive. And just like during the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and 90s, resources are paltry, government support is virtually nonexistent and an aura of denial surrounds the crisis. Gay men are more likely to try meth than straight men. One explanation for this could be that gay men struggle with acceptance in...
  • His Sister Was Sex-Trafficked for 6 Years. Here’s How He’s Devoted His Life to Fighting It.

    01/10/2020 5:25:03 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 10, 2020 | Rachel del Guidice
    Ilonka Deaton was trafficked into sex slavery at the age of 12. She suffered for six years before finally getting free. Now, her brother, Jaco Booyens, runs a film company that brings the darkness of sex trafficking into the light. He’s out with a film called “8 Days.” Read the lightly edited interview, posted below, or listen on the podcast: . . . Rachel del Guidice: We are joined today on The Daily Signal Podcast by Jaco Booyens. He’s the president and CEO of the film company After Eden Pictures. He is also the founder of SHAREtogether, a nonprofit organization...
  • Psychosis, addiction, ER visits: For young users, marijuana can be a dangerous game

    12/26/2019 5:08:08 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 125 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | December 23, 2019 | Rita Giordano
    “A few years ago, it was rare to see a young person enter Caron with marijuana-induced psychosis,” said Garbely. “Now we see it on a regular basis. Older teens and young adults — approximately ages 18 to 26 — are the most impacted. We see a significant misperception about the safety and efficacy of marijuana among our teen and young-adult patient population.”