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  • Reports: largest increase of year-over-year opioid overdoses ever recorded in 2020

    01/11/2021 4:31:24 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 19 replies
    The Center Square ^ | January 8, 2021 | Bethany Blankley
    In a year marred by death from an ongoing pandemic, 2020 also saw record overdose deaths. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that 2020 saw a record year-over-year number of opioid overdose deaths. More than 81,230 people died from a drug overdose between June 1, 2019, and May 31, 2020, the CDC provisional data shows. Revisions could drive that figure higher, the agency said. “This represents a worsening of the drug overdose epidemic in the United States and is the largest number of drug overdoses for a 12-month period ever recorded,” the CDC stated. The number of...
  • Chicago weekend gun violence leaves at least 32 shot, 6 killed across city

    01/11/2021 6:17:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    ABC-7 Chicago ^ | January 11, 2021 | by Sun-Times Media Wire
    CHICAGO -- Thirty-two people were shot and six killed so far in Chicago weekend gun violence. A 15-year-old girl was in critical condition Saturday after being shot on the South Side. She was riding in the back seat of a car about 5 p.m. in the 10300-block of South Halsted Street when someone unleashed gunfire, Chicago police said. The teen was struck in the head and taken to Comer Children's Hospital in critical condition, police said. Hours earlier, a woman was killed and another wounded in a shooting about a block away. A University of Chicago student is among the...
  • GOP in Arizona’s largest county votes to censure Cindy McCain

    01/09/2021 9:47:51 PM PST · by McGruff · 16 replies
    Just the News ^ | January 9, 2021 | John Solomon
    The Republican Party in Arizona’s largest county voted Saturday to censure the widow of the late Sen. John McCain after she endorsed Democrat Joe Biden. The state GOP is planning a similar vote later this month. The Maricopa County GOP’s censure resolution called Cindy McCain a "troubled individual, with a past riddled with drug abuse and illegalities associated with such behavior." The measure also accused Cindy McCain of supporting "leftist causes" including gay marriage, larger government and "others that run counter to Republican values." Cindy McCain has acknowledged suffering a three-year addiction to pain medicine from 1989 to 1992 and...
  • 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...
  • Using artificial intelligence to find new uses for existing medications

    01/05/2021 12:44:42 PM PST · by G Larry · 13 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 1-4-21 | Emily Caldwell, OSU
    Scientists have developed a machine-learning method that crunches massive amounts of data to help determine which existing medications could improve outcomes in diseases for which they are not prescribed. The intent of this work is to speed up drug repurposing, which is not a new concept -- think Botox injections, first approved to treat crossed eyes and now a migraine treatment and top cosmetic strategy to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. But getting to those new uses typically involves a mix of serendipity and time-consuming and expensive randomized clinical trials to ensure that a drug deemed effective for one disorder...
  • 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...
  • Chicago holiday weekend gun violence leaves 30 shot, 5 killed across city

    01/04/2021 5:15:11 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | January 4, 2021 | by Sun-Times Media Wire
    CHICAGO -- At least five people have been killed and 25 others wounded in citywide shootings so far this holiday weekend. In the weekend's latest fatal attack, a man was killed in a shooting Sunday in Grand Crossing on the South Side. The 29-year-old was found inside a 2011 Chevy Malibu about 7:10 p.m. in the 6800-block of South Stony Avenue with multiple gunshot wounds on the chest, Chicago police said. He was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The Cook County medical examiner's office hasn't released details on the death. About 12:55 a.m.,...
  • Where’s Hunter? How Is Hunter Biden Celebrating the New Year? New Photos Emerge of Hunter Biden Pushing Drugs on Women

    01/01/2021 12:03:30 PM PST · by bitt · 31 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 12/31/2020 | Jim Hoft
    What will Hunter Biden be doing to bring in 2021 tonight? Will he be hooking up with an old flame? We don’t know where Hunter will be at or who he will be with but chances are it will involve porn and drugs. Yaacov Apelbaum at the Illustrated Primer notes: Despite Hunter Biden’s widespread exploitation of women—some of whom were VERY young—his acts which included solicitation for prostitution, trafficking, revenge porn, and possession and distribution of cocaine, there hasn’t been even one serious investigation against him. On the contrary, the DOJ and various state DAs have been suppressing the evidence...
  • Florida man arrested for tossing golf clubs at other drivers before punching trooper

    12/26/2020 7:37:27 PM PST · by simpson96 · 42 replies
    Fox 13 ^ | 12/23/2020 | Staff
    TAMPA, Fla. - A North Port man was arrested after he allegedly tossed golf clubs from his van at other cars, then assaulted an FHP trooper who ended up having to use a stun gun on him. Troopers say they received a complaint this afternoon about the driver heading northbound on Interstate 75, throwing golf clubs from his work van near the Sun City Center Boulevard exit. When a trooper caught up with him near Fowler Avenue and pulled him over, they say the driver – later identified as Jonathan Edward Day – got out of the van clutching a...
  • San Francisco: Drug Overdoses Have Killed Four Times More People Than COVID; Yet government still hands out free needles.

    12/23/2020 5:58:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Summit News ^ | 12/23/2020 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Official figures out of San Francisco show that drug overdoses have killed almost four times more people than COVID-19 this year, and yet the government continues to hand out free needles to addicts.“A record 621 people died of drug overdoses in San Francisco so far this year, a staggering number that far outpaces the 173 deaths from COVID-19 the city has seen thus far,” reports the San Francisco Chronicle.“Many people overdosed in low-income apartment buildings and in city-funded hotel rooms for the homeless. Others died on sidewalks, in alleyways and parks around the city.”Despite the deaths, the government continues to...
  • Firms start work on 'freedom passports': Documents allowing people who have tested negative for Covid-19 to enter pubs, schools and workplaces are under development

    12/21/2020 8:31:09 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12 210 2020 | Daniel Martin
    Work is being carried out to develop coronavirus freedom 'passports' that will allow those who have tested negative to enter pubs, schools and workplaces. Two firms have been awarded Government contracts for exploratory work on a new app that would allow people to prove they do not have Covid. The Department of Health said no decisions had been made on introducing the passport. The contracts envisage a system under which people are assigned a QR code on their smartphones linking to a digital passport that includes a photo of them. After a Covid test, this would be updated at the...
  • IRS will make you disclose cryptocurrency on newest tax forms

    12/19/2020 6:00:55 AM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 88 replies
    FOXBusiness ^ | dec 19 2020 | Vandana Rambaran
    The Internal Revenue Service explicitly asks taxpayers to disclose their cryptocurrency transactions on the newest tax form, making it easier for the federal government to tamp down on fraud or tax evasion later down the line. “At any time during 2020, did you receive, sell, send, exchange, or otherwise acquire any financial interest in any virtual currency?” the form, released last week, asks, with two options: yes or no. The question about virtual currencies has been included in tax forms since 2014, as a disclosure that should be treated as property for tax purposes. Cryptocurrency sales or exchanges are taxed...
  • Joe Biden’s DHS Nominee Is The Absolute Picture Of DC Political Corruption: Alejandro 'Al' Mayorkas is a left-wing Democrat with a history of working to help suspected Chinese spies enter the country

    12/05/2020 8:22:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/05/2020 | Christopher Bedford
    Alejandro 'Al' Mayorkas is a left-wing Democrat with a history of working to help suspected Chinese spies enter the country and convicted drug dealers get out of prison.Alejandro “Al” Mayorkas is a left-wing Democrat with a history of doing favors for wealthy and politically connected people, including working to help suspected Chinese spies enter the country and convicted drug dealers get out of prison. Last time he was in power, he administered President Barack Obama’s most anti-congressional use of executive power to accomplish amnesty. He also earned zero votes from the Republican minority when applying for that job.Some might suggest...
  • Florida woman attacks coworker's sleeping husband with machete, leads deputies in pursuit [mug shot: it's a man, baby]

    11/26/2020 7:06:53 PM PST · by simpson96 · 60 replies
    True Crime Daily ^ | 11/24/2020
    A Florida woman allegedly broke into a house and attacked her coworker's sleeping husband with a machete before leading deputies on a pursuit early Sunday morning, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday. Sarasota County Sheriff's deputies responded to a reported burglary at a residence on Burke Road shortly after midnight Sunday. Deputies found a broken bedroom window and an injured man with several lacerations to his body. Investigators said a woman identified as 27-year-old Alana Gibson broke into the house, where her female coworker lives, and attacked her coworker's husband with a machete while he was asleep. Gibson allegedly...
  • ‘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...
  • Jeffrey Epstein’s cell is 3 doors down from El Chapo

    07/14/2019 10:00:30 AM PDT · by bitt · 44 replies
    nyPOST ^ | 7/13/2019 | Emily Saul
    Accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein is being kept this close to El Chapo at a Manhattan jail, sources told The Post. Epstein — who was arrested on sex-crime charges last week — landed in cell No. 4, three doors down from Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo’’ Guzman, sources said. Chapo is in cell No. 1 in the notorious solitary-confinement unit of the Metropolitan Correctional Center known as “10 South.” “The place is so f–king disgusting,” Chapo’s lawyer, Jeffrey Lichtman, told The Post. “In the winter, when it’s 30 degrees outside, you’re freezing your a– off because they’re blowing air conditioning...
  • Matt Bracken: The Anti-Trump Coup Is Here And Its Time To Fight Back!

    11/06/2020 1:14:47 PM PST · by RandFan · 20 replies ^ | Nov 5 | Matt Bracken
    Matt Bracken of ( guest hosts The Alex Jones Show to demand action of our representatives to fight back against the anti-Trump coup. Video...
  • Death by Lockdown ( shocking number of excess deaths not from Covid )

    11/05/2020 9:24:48 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    American Institute for Economic Research ^ | November 2, 2020 | Jeffrey A. Tucker
    March 28 – very early in the pandemic – an article that I felt at the time received far too little attention. “Drugs, Suicide, and Crime: Empirical Estimates of the Human Toll of the Shutdown” by economists Audrey and Thomas Duncan cited empirical literature on the human toll of economic devastation. This article forecasted more than 100,000 excess deaths due to drug overdoses, suicide, alcoholism, homicide, and untreated depression – all a result not of the virus but of policies of mandatory human separation, economic downturn, business and school closures, closed medical services, and general depression that comes with a...
  • On Election Night, the Real Winner Was Drugs

    11/04/2020 3:45:37 PM PST · by Lurking Libertarian · 51 replies
    Reason ^ | Nov. 4, 2020 | Elizabeth Nolan Brown
    Drugs are winning the war on drugs. [...] But there was one absolutely certain loser last night: the war on drugs. If Americans across the country provided a clear mandate for anything this year, it's ending the hold that drug prohibition has on our country. Of nine drug decriminalization or legalization measures on state ballots last night—including two addressing hallucinogens and one covering all illegal drugs—not a single one failed. These were decisive victories, too, not close calls. And unlike some previous waves of pro-marijuana votes, which were concentrated in predictable areas, successful anti–drug war measures in 2020 spanned a...
  • Oregon Legalizes Psychedelic Mushrooms, Decriminalizes Heroin, Meth Thanks To Billionaire Spending

    11/04/2020 9:17:41 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 56 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 4, 2020 | Brock Simmons
    Oregon will become the first state in the country to legalize psilocybin Tuesday with the passage of Measure 109. Measure 109 was passing by 56.12% Tuesday at 8:50 p.m. with 1,832,513 votes counted.