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  • Report: Joe Biden to Strip Colombian FARC Communists of Terrorist Designation

    11/24/2021 9:28:39 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 11/24/2021 | Francis Martel
    Anonymous alleged “U.S. and congressional officials” told the Wall Street Journal this week President Joe Biden is planning to remove the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a nearly 60-year-old terrorist organization responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths, from America’s list of designated foreign terrorist groups. The FARC, a communist group, has been responsible for a wide variety of human rights atrocities in Colombia since its founding in 1964 that include mass killings, kidnappings, child rape, forced abortions, the use of child soldiers, and one of the world’s most lucrative drug trafficking operations. The government of then-President Juan Manuel...
  • Two Courts Debunk Widely Accepted Opioid Myths

    11/17/2021 5:15:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | November 17, 2021 | Jacob Sullum
    Since 2014, state and local governments have filed thousands of lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies they blame for causing the "opioid crisis" by exaggerating the benefits and minimizing the risks of prescription pain medication. The theory underlying these cases is pretty straightforward: Drug manufacturers lied, and people died. Two recent rulings -- one by a California judge, the other by the Oklahoma Supreme Court -- show how misleading this widely accepted narrative is. Both decisions recognize that undertreatment of pain is a real problem, and that bona fide patients rarely become addicted to prescription opioids, let alone die as a result....
  • I Was Powerless Over Diet Coke

    08/12/2021 7:39:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 91 replies
    After I found Diet Coke in 1982, I drank at the very least three to 4 12-ounce cans almost each day for the following 4 a long time, regardless of the place on the planet I used to be. I used to be the one that prevented sure airways as a result of they solely served Pepsi. Who purchased out a complete retailer’s stock in New Delhi as a result of she feared she won’t encounter one other soda in the remainder of the nation. Who stashed cans in her room when she visited her dad and mom, like an...
  • “It’s a Disease From Mommy and Me” – Joe Biden Admits to Battle with Addiction in Newly Released Text Messages to Hunter

    07/07/2021 12:04:35 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 46 replies
    GP ^ | July 7, 2021 | Cristina Laila
    Joe Biden admitted to a battle with addiction in newly released text messages to his son Hunter, the Daily Mail revealed. Five members of the Biden clan have spent time in rehab for drug and alcohol abuse. Hunter Biden has struggled with alcohol and crack addictions Hallie, Beau’s widow (and Hunter’s girlfriend) struggled with a crack problem Joe’s daughter Ashley has struggled with alcohol and had to seek treatment Joe’s slimy brother Frank has battled alcohol addiction and was ordered by a judge to go to rehab after a drunk driving offense in 2004 Joe’s niece Caroline Biden was also...
  • A New Treatment for Pot Addiction [U.S. Government Moves to Ban it]

    07/02/2021 5:54:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    A dietary supplement — NAC — is showing promise in helping pot addicts overcome the urge to smoke. When it comes to substance use disorders, alcohol use takes the greatest toll, both in dollars and health problems. But marijuana addiction is a growing concern, for a couple of reasons. There may be more users. Pot is now legal in three American states and Canada’s new Liberal government plans to legalize and regulate it. And the level of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, is now so high, experts worry pot smoking will have worse consequences in the future, especially for...
  • Parents, you need to read this regardless of the age of your children – Terry Pluto’s Faith & You

    05/01/2021 9:37:42 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 10 replies ^ | May 1, 2021 | Terry Pluto
    A few years ago, a man told me this story. He was a retired professor. He had a healthy pension. His wife had died after a long illness. He had a troubled son, some of it drugs, lots of it due to blowing money. “You won’t believe this,” he said. “I’ve got money trouble.” He lived in Michigan. His son lived another state. Because of some decisions the professor had made when his son was young, he felt guilty about not “being there enough” for his son. The professor said he had paid for a couple of trips to rehabilitation...
  • Biden Administration Considering Rule to Cut Nicotine in Cigarettes

    04/19/2021 12:47:25 PM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 112 replies (Wall Street Journal) ^ | April 19, 2021 | Jennifer Maloney
    Subheading: Policy could be paired with proposal to ban menthols; FDA must decide whether to pursue menthol ban by April 29 The Biden administration is considering requiring tobacco companies to reduce the nicotine levels in all cigarettes sold in the U.S. to levels at which they are no longer addictive, according to people familiar with the matter. Administration officials are considering the policy as they approach a deadline for declaring the administration’s intentions on another tobacco question: whether or not to ban menthol cigarettes. .... Nicotine itself doesn’t cause cancer, heart disease or lung disease, according to the FDA. But...
  • America’s Worst Drug Crisis Ever Is Causing The Streets Of Many U.S. Cities To Look Like A “Zombie Apocalypse” Has Arrived

    03/18/2021 8:35:03 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 32 replies
    economic collapse blog ^ | 3/17/21 | Michael Snyder
    America has been battling illegal street drugs for decades, but we have never seen anything like this. When the COVID pandemic hit the U.S., illegal drug use dramatically surged, and that has carried over into 2021. As I discussed a few days ago, the amount of meth that CBP agents have seized is up 9 percent so far in fiscal year 2021 and the amount of cocaine that CBP agents have seized is up 64 percent so far in fiscal year 2021. But the largest increase has been in fentanyl traffic. At this point, CBP agents have seized “more than...
  • Seattle Tax Dollars Provide Heroin Pipes, ‘Booty Bumping Kits’ To Homeless Addicts

    03/01/2021 10:58:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 1, 2021 | Jason Rantz
    The city knows addicts will continue their addiction regardless of what case managers say, so instead they offer a free 'booty bumping kit' as a 'good choice if your veins are hard to hit.'This article contains explicit content about illicit drugs.A self-described “social justice” homeless shelter is using Seattle city funds to feed addicts’ deadly disease. Tax dollars are used to buy heroin pipes, syringes, and “booty bumping kits,” which allow users to rectally inject drugs for a more intense high.The Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) operates several low-barrier shelters in Seattle. They serve the chronically homeless population, including those...
  • Activists say ‘Barney & Friends’ theme song playing on repeat at vacant San Pedro property for weeks is anti-homeless harassment

    02/06/2021 7:34:10 PM PST · by simpson96 · 65 replies
    KTLA ^ | 2/5/2021 | Rick Chambers, Sareen Habeshian
    The theme song from “Barney & Friends” has been blaring 24 hours a day for weeks on Palos Verdes Street in San Pedro. There are about two dozen homeless individuals who have pitched tents on the sidewalk there, and they say the blaring kids’ music is a not-so-subtle way to get them to move. “It’s psychological,” said Danielle Nunez of Street Watch LA, a mutual aid organization that helps the homeless. “It is to keep people up. They can’t have a quiet space and it’s playing at nighttime so that people literally cannot sleep.” The vacant property is run by...
  • Kellyanne Conway calls daughter Claudia an ‘addict’, tells cops teen ‘may not make it’ in Instagram live video

    01/27/2021 10:11:13 AM PST · by conservative98 · 64 replies
    Meaww ^ | 07:55 PST, Jan 27, 2021 | By Divya Kishore
    Claudia Conway has reportedly been accused by her mother Kellyanne Conway of being an “addict” and telling cops she “may not make it”. Claudia was reportedly on FaceTime for several minutes with YouTuber Tana Mongeau, who was live-streaming the call on Instagram when police arrived at the Conways' house. In the live video, a woman--who Mongeau claimed was Kellyanne--apparently told the officers "just take her away, she's an addict”, TheSun reported. In the video, Claudia then asks the woman what she is "addicted to," to which the woman replied her phone that she uses too much. "You can't compare this...
  • Lockdown Measures Catastrophic for Recovering Addicts, Mental Health

    01/06/2021 3:11:34 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | January 5, 2021 | Charlotte Cuthbertson
    MINNEAPOLIS—Overseeing sober living homes for newly recovering drug addicts is difficult in the best of times. But the endless shutdowns have created conditions that are challenging for healthy people, let alone those who are fresh out of rehab, vulnerable, and still reeling. Matt Royce, 35, oversees seven sober-living homes in Minneapolis. All of his houses, each holding between 9 and 13 people, have been “pretty full the whole time.” No overdose deaths had occurred in his homes in almost three years, but last summer he lost two people, while another three were revived from overdoses with opioid-blocker Narcan. Depression has...
  • Legalizing Drugs And Opening The Border Will Only Worsen Our Nation’s Addiction Crisis

    01/05/2021 8:17:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 5, 2021 | Jeffrey B. Stamm
    In the 1990s, it was our collective national will to do what was necessary, however distasteful to some, to rescue our society from catastrophe.As the nation prepares for the incoming Biden-Harris administration the new president promises will be “the most progressive in history,” many drug policy practitioners wonder with trepidation what this will mean for the country’s drug crisis. Record levels of methamphetamine, heroin, and fentanyl, not to mention surging tonnage of cocaine and black market marijuana, are pouring across our borders at the hands of ruthless Mexican drug cartels, directly fueling ever-increasing overdose deaths and crime. So leftists’ stated...
  • State-Sanctioned Chemical Dependency

    12/27/2020 6:43:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | December 27, 2020 | Jeff Davidson
    According to a Pew survey published one year ago, 91% of Americans think that medical marijuana should be legal, and 62% agree that marijuana in general should be legal. Opposition to making marijuana legal, at 52% in 2010, fell to 32% by November of 2019. In other words, American’s enthusiasm for embracing marijuana is on the rise. In all, 15 states plus Washington DC have now made marijuana legal for recreational purposes for adults over the age of 21, and 33 states have made marijuana legal for medical purposes. Not a Gateway, but Not Desirable EitherFor most people, marijuana is...
  • The Horrifying Dreams Of George Soros

    12/09/2020 3:32:58 PM PST · by blueunicorn6 · 34 replies
    Soros Subconscious | 12/09/2020 | blueunicorn6
    The dreams, like many things in his life, started out small. There would be a faint noise like the sound of the wind coming through a crack in the window frame. He would see a flash of light. It reminded him of the many camera flashes he had endured over the years. He would awaken and see nothing but darkness and hear nothing but the faint sound of his heart beating. It was nothing. Nothing that could hurt him. But the dreams became longer. Were those screams? Who was that old woman looking at him with such sad eyes? He...
  • ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Demonstrates The Strength Of Friendship In Adversity [Spoiler Alert]

    11/19/2020 1:31:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 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 · 71 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...