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  • Why Never Trumpers Will Never Shut Up

    03/07/2019 4:24:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 7, 2019 | Kurt Schlichter
    There are not that many Never Trumpers anymore, though the media (and the remnant Never Trumpers) try to fool you into thinking so. The honest Never Trumpers, the ones who thought that this orange New York real estate developer with the succession of hot wives was not a real conservative and would betray us the first chance he got, have evolved. It turns out that Donald Trump is the most consistently and effectively conservative president since Reagan. The Never Trumpers who weren’t in on the scam noticed his track record of conservative success and morphed.Some became actively pro-Trump. I fit...
  • My Restaurant Was the Greatest Show of Excess You’d Ever Seen, and It Almost Killed Me

    02/21/2019 2:45:09 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 80 replies
    bonappetit.com ^ | David McMillan of Joe Beef - Montreal
    I was never falling-down drunk. I was never belligerent. I always got my work done. I was never unkempt. I was always clean, I was always shaved, I always performed at work. I was always kind and gracious in the dining room. But I lived in hell. When we opened Joe Beef in 2005, we were inspired by Martin Picard at Au Pied de Cochon, by these grandiose bistros of Paris, by seafood towers, by excess. We were two portly men who ate and drank well. I was and still am very insecure about anybody coming to the restaurant and...
  • CDC: Tylenol, Advil more effective than prescription opioids

    02/07/2019 7:35:43 AM PST · by grumpygresh · 118 replies
    WISN TV 12 Milwaukee ^ | 01/31/19 | WISN 12 staff
    CDC researchers found less addictive over-the-counter drugs, like Advil and Tylenol, are three times more effective than some of their opioid counterparts. No more opiates for chronic pain I guess.
  • Trump donates $100K of salary to alcoholism research

    01/28/2019 2:58:42 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Diana Stancy Correll
    The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism received a $100,000 donation from President Trump. The money, which came from Trump’s third quarter salary in 2018, will assist the NIAAA with its mission to conduct research on alcoholism and alcohol-related problems. The NIAAA falls under the National Institutes of Health. The donation, reportedly announced by the White House, also carries personal significance for Trump, who does not drink. His older brother, Fred Trump, died of alcoholism in 1981. "To this day, I've never had a drink," Trump said in 2017, discussing the impact his brother had on his life. "And...
  • Oxy Billionaire Granted Patent for **Addiction Treatment**

    01/16/2019 11:06:22 AM PST · by gaijin · 22 replies
    Financial Times ^ | David Crow
    Gets paid to hook them, then paid again to UNhook them..?! Richard Sackler, whose family owns Purdue Pharma, the company behind the notorious painkiller OxyContin, was granted a patent earlier this year for a reformulation of a drug used to wean addicts off opioids. The invention is a novel form of buprenorphine, a mild opiate that controls drug cravings, which is often given as a substitute to people hooked on heroin or opioid painkillers such as OxyContin. (more at link)
  • The mature stoner: why are so many seniors smoking weed?

    01/15/2019 8:57:26 AM PST · by Mariner · 220 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | January 15th, 2019 | Alex Halperin
    Older people are the fastest-growing group of cannabis users, as stigma fades and some seek an alternative to prescription drugs As attitudes towards cannabis shift, the fastest-growing group of users is over 50 – and marijuana’s popularity among seniors is beginning to change the American experience of old age. Why are more seniors getting high? It might make more sense to ask: “Why not?” As adults reach retirement, they age out of drug tests and have far more time on their hands. Some feel liberated to abandon long-held proprieties. Elegant vape pens and other attractive, discreet products have helped de...
  • Marijuana Is More Dangerous Than You Think

    01/03/2019 8:36:53 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 228 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 3, 2019 | Alex Berenson
    ... The most obvious way that cannabis fuels violence in psychotic people is through its tendency to cause paranoia. Even marijuana advocates acknowledge that the drug can cause paranoia; the risk is so obvious that users joke about it, and dispensaries advertise certain strains as less likely to do so. But for people with psychotic disorders, paranoia can fuel extreme violence. A 2007 paper in the Medical Journal of Australia looked at 88 defendants who had committed homicide during psychotic episodes. It found that most of the killers believed they were in danger from the victim, and almost two-thirds reported...
  • Internet Scam Of The Week: Suspending Your “Account” (Vanity)

    12/29/2018 7:38:05 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 54 replies
    Vanity ^ | December 29, 2018 | CaliforniaCraftBeer
    You have 2 days (48 hours) to pay. (I have a special code, and at the moment I know that you have read this email). If I don't get bitcoins, I will send your video to all your contacts, including family members, colleagues, etc. However, if I am paid, I will immediately destroy the video, and my trojan will be destruct someself. If you want to get proof, answer "Yes!" and resend this letter to youself. And I will definitely send your video to your any 11 contacts.
  • ‘Tech addicts’ seek solace in 12 steps and rehab

    12/26/2018 1:16:37 PM PST · by Mariner · 28 replies
    AP ^ | December 26th, 2018 | By MARTHA IRVINE
    BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — The young men sit in chairs in a circle in a small meeting room in suburban Seattle and introduce themselves before they speak. It is much like any other 12-step meeting — but with a twist. “Hi, my name is,” each begins. Then something like, “and I’m an internet and tech addict.” The eight who’ve gathered here are beset by a level of tech obsession that’s different than it is for those of us who like to say we’re addicted to our phones or an app or some new show on a streaming video service. For...
  • 960th time's a charm: Guest wins $1 million on Vegas slot machine

    12/26/2018 3:13:54 PM PST · by simpson96 · 60 replies
    KUTV.com ^ | 12/25/2018 | Staff
    LAS VEGAS (KUTV) — It only took 960 spins, but it paid off for one women at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. The hotel tweeted that one lucky guest won $1,023,743 on her 960th spin playing on a Wheel of Fortune slot machine. LAS VEGAS (KUTV) — It only took 960 spins, but it paid off for one women at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. The hotel tweeted that one lucky guest won $1,023,743 on her 960th spin playing on a Wheel of Fortune slot machine. The woman won the jackpot on Christmas Eve. The hotel did not...
  • Drug firm poured 3M opioids into WV town in just 10 months, report says

    12/20/2018 12:47:45 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 42 replies
    Charleston Gazette Mail ^ | 12-19/2019 | Eric Eyre
    In just 10 months, the sixth-largest company in America shipped more than 3 million prescription opioids — nearly 10,000 pills a day on average — to a single pharmacy in a Southern West Virginia town with only 400 residents, according to a congressional report released Wednesday. McKesson Corp. supplied “massive quantities” of the painkiller hydrocodone to the now-shuttered Sav-Rite Pharmacy in Kermit, even after an employee at the company’s Ohio drug warehouse flagged the suspect pill orders in 2007, the report found. That year, McKesson — ranked 6th in the Fortune 500 — reviewed its customers, including Sav-Rite, and reported...
  • U.S. Health Official Expresses Alarm at Increase in Vaping among Teens

    12/20/2018 6:19:29 AM PST · by Drango · 29 replies
    Scientific American ^ | Dec 17 '18 | Emily Willingham
    U.S. teens are turning to vaping in record numbers, with rates climbing dramatically since 2017. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has released its 2019 Monitoring the Future survey of eighth, 10th and 12th graders across the country, and the results indicate an alarming increase across all three age groups. When asked whether they had vaped in the last month, high school seniors reported about doubling their rates in the span of a year, going from 11 percent in 2017 to 20.9 percent in 2018. Moreover, 27.8 percent of teens reported “any vaping” in 2017, rising to 37.3 percent...
  • Pot Addicts Are Okay But Legitimate Chronic Pain Sufferers In Need of Opioids? Not So Much.

    12/17/2018 11:04:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 142 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2018 | Rachel Alexander
    There is a strange dichotomy taking place in society today. On the one hand, laws against marijuana are being eliminated. People who abuse pot are now able to feed their addiction with an overly generous supply of the drug. For example, in Arizona, where medical marijuana is legal, users can purchase up to 2.5 ounces every two weeks. This is enough to be stoned every day. Once you have a prescription, you can refill it for an entire year without going back to renew the prescription. It’s easy to get a prescription in most states that have legalized medical marijuana,...
  • Magic mushrooms may soon be legal in Oregon

    12/05/2018 2:57:13 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 202 replies
    nypost.com/ ^ | 12/4/18 | Natalie O'Neill
    “Magic mushrooms” may soon become legal in Oregon, where even powerful politicians seem high — on the idea, according to a report. The state’s attorney general green-lit language allowing the bill to hit the ballots in 2020, assuming advocates get enough signatures, according to Oregonlive.com If it passes, the initiative would decriminalize hallucinogenic mushrooms and allow them to be manufactured with a license. Oregon would become the first US state to legalize the drug. The bill will need 140,000 signatures in order to appear on the ballots in the 2020 general election, the paper reported. Nationwide, possession of psychedelic mushrooms...
  • Young men who watch a lot of porn less likely to get married, but not true for women: study

    12/04/2018 11:34:08 AM PST · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    www.christianpost.com ^ | Tuesday, December 04, 2018 | By Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post Reporter
    A forthcoming study in the Sexuality & Culture journal has suggested that young men who watch an excessive amount of pornography are less likely to get married. The opposite was not true for young women, however, said the authors, Samuel L. Perry of the Department of Sociology at University of Oklahoma, and Kyle C. Longest of the Department of Sociology at Furman University. What is more, adherence to religious beliefs did not have an affect on the porn viewing habits of young men. The researchers worked with the hypothesis "higher levels of pornography viewing will be associated with a lower...
  • Cigarette Smoking In U.S. Reaches All-Time Low

    11/08/2018 11:26:43 AM PST · by SaxxonWoods · 58 replies
    UPI ^ | 11/08/2018 | Allen Cone
    New data from the U.S. government shows just 14 percent of adults overall in smoke cigarettes, but experts say there is still much more work to do to bring the number lower.
  • Canadian Oil Patch Grapples With Cannabis Legalization

    10/18/2018 11:29:09 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 18 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 10-18-2018 | Haley
    As of today, recreational cannabis consumption is legal in Canada. While many Canadian citizens and companies will be celebrating the reform, not to mention preparing to capitalize on this green-golden opportunity, the Canadian oil and gas industry will be ringing in the new era with considerably less enthusiasm. Canadian oil companies and workers’ unions are busy scrambling to finalize a plan to maintain safe operating standards in an era of legal and easily attainable marijuana. In Canada’s oil sands, workers perform risky maneuvers and operate heavy equipment daily, making health and safety an especially critical issue. Legal weed poses a...
  • FEDS: KENNER POST OFFICE MANAGER STOLE $630,000 WORTH OF STAMPS, EMBEZZLED FROM CHURCH

    10/12/2018 4:46:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    WWLTV ^ | 10/12/18 | Danny Monteverde
    The manager of a Kenner post office stole $630,000 worth of stamps and sold them online after losing more than $667,000 while gambling in recent years, federal authorities said this week. Prosecutors also allege Ryan Cortez, 46, embezzled nearly $10,000 from a church in Des Allemands that listed him as its treasurer. The alleged theft was to fuel a gambling problem to which he confessed, the feds allege. And in the process of allegedly stealing stamps, authorities said, Cortez made history by committing one of the largest internal thefts the U.S. Postal Service has ever seen.
  • FORMER SAN FRANCISCO MAYOR SAYS CITY ‘TOO PERMISSIVE’ WITH DRUG CULTURE

    10/08/2018 11:48:06 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | DAVID KRAYDEN
    San Francisco has become “too permissive” even for the city’s former Democratic mayor, Gavin Newsom. Newsom, who is now California’s lieutenant governor and a candidate for governor, met with The San Francisco Chronicle’s editorial board last week. The paper reported the comments Sunday. Although he has always promoted “progressive” approaches to drug use, Newsom admits he was “hardened by reality” while mayor as he watched drug use and its consequences encroach upon the city’s population. “You can be too permissive, and I happened to think we have crossed that threshold in this state – and not just in this city....
  • America’s First ‘Robot Sex Brothel’ Is Bad News for Our Culture

    10/03/2018 3:56:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 141 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 28, 2018 | Monica Burke
    Sex robots are coming to America, and Houston is the first battleground.The first “robot sex brothel” in America is set to open in Houston, Texas, this November. The mayor is currently investigating how to restrict or regulate it.The owner plans to expand to 10 locations in the U.S. by 2020.This disturbing development is sure to have a negative impact on society.The brand of brothels, KinkSdollS, is owned by Yuval Gavriel. The first location opened in Tokyo in 2017. Clients can test the merchandise and pay by the half-hour to be alone with a doll.Concerned citizens in Houston are right to...