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  • Thomas Sowell and Milton Friedman make their cases for ending the War on Drugs (YouTube videos)

    08/23/2011 3:18:46 PM PDT · by 10thAmendmentGuy · 120 replies
    YouTube | Thomas Sowell and Milton Friedman
    Thomas Sowell on the War on DrugsMilton Friedman on the War on Drugs
  • Federal Asset Seizures Rise, Netting Innocent With Guilty (Big Government Tyranny Alert)

    08/22/2011 7:12:50 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2011-08-22 | John R. Emshwiller & Gary Fields
    New York businessman James Lieto was an innocent bystander in a fraud investigation last year. Federal agents seized $392,000 of his cash anyway. An armored-car firm hired by Mr. Lieto to carry money for his check-cashing company got ensnared in the FBI probe. Agents seized about $19 million—including Mr. Lieto's money—from vaults belonging to the armored-car firm's parent company. He is one among thousands of Americans in recent decades who have had a jarring introduction to the federal system of asset seizure. Some 400 federal statutes—a near-doubling, by one count, since the 1990s—empower the government to take assets from convicted...
  • Ann Coulter "Obama's Cocaine dealer..."

    08/22/2011 7:50:00 AM PDT · by SeanG200 · 32 replies
    YouTube Video ^ | 8-21-2011 | Guardian Post
    Enjoy Fellas and Gals of Free Republic... Ann Coulter doing what she does best!
  • DPD Raid 90 Homes, Arrest Over 600, Net $3.5M In Drugs

    08/13/2011 11:14:45 AM PDT · by yorkie · 13 replies
    CBS Detroit - WWJ TV ^ | August 13, 2011 | Staff
    Detroit Police say they’ve conducted dozens of raids in the last six weeks netting them millions of dollars in drugs. Since July 1st, Detroit police have raided more than 90 homes, in one of the city’s biggest busts ever. “Since July first, we have raided a total of 90 homes, arrested 616 individuals and confiscated 69 firearms,” Police Chief Ralph Godbee said. “We’ve taken in about $3.5 million worth of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, various pills, Oxycontin and things of that nature, and over $360,000 in cash and narcotic proceeds.”
  • US Court Documents Claim Sinaloa “Cartel” Is Protected by US Government(Another DOJ Scandle!)

    08/04/2011 1:00:11 PM PDT · by Species8472 · 56 replies
    The Narcosphere ^ | July 31, 2011 | Bill Conroy
    The son of a heavy hitter in a powerful Mexican drug trafficking organization has filed explosive legal pleadings in federal court in Chicago accusing the US government of cutting a deal with the the “Sinaloa Cartel” that gave its leadership “carte blanche to continue to smuggle tons of illicit drugs into Chicago and the rest of the United States. The indictment pending against Zambada Niebla claims he served as the “logistical coordinator” for the “cartel,” helping to oversee an operation that imported into the US “multi-ton quantities of cocaine. Zambada Niebla also claims to be an asset of the US...
  • Fisherman Dies After Sampling Possible Brick of Cocaine Found Floating in Keys

    08/02/2011 8:23:48 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 24 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Saturday, Jul 30, 2011 | Janie Campbell
    A Merrit Island fisherman died in a South Miami hospital on Thursday after sampling what may have been a brick of cocaine he found floating offshore in the Keys, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. Thomas Swindal, 53, was fishing with his brother near Marathon on Wednesday when they came across what appeared to be a kilo of cocaine floating in the water. The pair discussed what to do with it, Kenneth Swindal told authorities, and shortly stored it in the bait well of their boat and resumed fishing. Minutes later, Kenneth Swindal said, he saw his brother open...
  • Six kilos of coke smuggled in kidney beans, pistachios

    08/01/2011 3:41:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 1, 2011 | Peter Franceschina
    The woman flying into Fort Lauderdale International Airport from Colombia on Saturday afternoon had three bags of kidney beans and two bags of pistachios in her carry-on suitcase. It must have struck the customs inspector as odd. So he cut open one of the kidney beans, to reveal "a white powdery substance" – cocaine, six kilos' (13.2 pounds') worth in all.
  • Feds: Man busted at OIA swallowed almost a kilo of cocaine

    07/30/2011 6:09:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 30, 2011 | Jeff Weiner
    A man bound for Nigeria with a stomach full of cocaine was intercepted by authorities at an Orlando airport this month, federal authorities say. According to a criminal complaint, 54-year-old Barratt Kalu Eni tried to pass through Orlando International Airport with almost a kilogram of cocaine in his body on July 9. He'd flown from Houston to Orlando and was en-route to London when agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation confronted him.
  • Police: Woman shooting at dog misses, kills husband

    07/17/2011 4:00:53 AM PDT · by mmanager · 41 replies · 1+ views
    KMOV.com ^ | 7/16/11 | KMOV.com
    <p>JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Police in Mississippi say a woman opened fire on a puppy that had threatened children, but wound up shooting and killing her husband.</p> <p>Witnesses tell police that the pit bull named "Cocaine" had lunged at some children and tried to attack them on Friday. The dead man's son says the children were taken inside and his father picked the dog up.</p>
  • Woman kills husband while shooting at dog

    07/16/2011 8:53:12 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    UPI ^ | July 16, 2011
    JACKSON, Miss., July 16 (UPI) -- A Mississippi woman accidentally shot and killed her husband while aiming at a pit bull witnesses said was going after some children, officials say. Betty Walker of Jackson was firing a .38-caliber revolver at an 8-month-old pit bull that was trying to attack the children and misfired, hitting her husband Robert in the chest Friday afternoon, The (Jackson) Clarion-Ledger reported. Robert Walker was pronounced dead less than 2 hours later at a hospital.
  • An Inconvenient Truth-Larry Sinclair Interview On Obama, Cocaine and Lies

    07/16/2011 8:05:36 AM PDT · by vrwc54 · 16 replies
    You Tube ^ | 7/16/11 | RobtKraft/GrannyJan
    Entire interview: http://www.archive.org/details/LarrySinclairInterviewOnThelongLiveAmericaProgram
  • New law could free 12K drug users

    06/30/2011 3:15:03 PM PDT · by Qbert · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/30/11 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    On the heels of a law signed last year by President Barack Obama limiting sentences for crack cocaine offenses, thousands of prisoners for crimes related to the drug will be eligible for early release, the U.S. Sentencing Commission ruled Thursday. More than 12,000 prisoners nationwide who have been convicted of felony crimes related to the possession, sale and trafficking of crack could have their sentences reduced in light of the decision, which piggybacks off the Fair Sentencing Act. The law, which more closely aligns recommended sentences for crack to those for powder cocaine and which was signed last August, didn’t...
  • Mexican Crook:Gangsters Arrange Fights to the Death

    06/15/2011 4:48:29 AM PDT · by wildbill · 16 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 6/13/2011 | Dane Shiller
    The elderly are killed. Young women are raped. And able-bodied men are given hammers, machetes and sticks and forced to fight to the death. In one of the most chilling revelations yet about the violence in Mexico, a drug cartel-connected trafficker claims fellow gangsters have kidnapped highway bus passengers and forced them into gladiatorlike fights to groom fresh assassins. In an in-person interview arranged by intermediaries on the condition that neither his name nor the location of his Texas visit be published, the trafficker also admitted to helping push cocaine worth $5 million to $10 million a month into the...
  • Police: Utah woman tried to trade salad for drugs

    05/17/2011 1:19:06 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 70 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 17, 2011
    SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake City woman has been charged with a third degree felony for allegedly asking an undercover police officer to give her drugs in exchange for an Olive Garden salad in a to-go box. The 33-year-old woman approached the undercover officer who was working on the corner of 200 South and 300 West in Salt Lake, according to charging documents. The woman was carrying a white food container and asked the undercover officer for $10 worth of cocaine, according to the charges. She "stated that she wanted some cocaine, but she only had $2 and...
  • Dorsett nephew sentenced as head of drug ring

    04/29/2011 8:17:55 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 5 replies
    Observer-Reporter ^ | April 29, 2011
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The nephew of Hall of Fame running back Tony Dorsett has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for heading a major cocaine ring out of the western Pennsylvania town both called home. But federal prosecutors say 33-year-old Anthony A. Dorsett, of Aliquippa, has been cooperating with authorities — testifying against several of the 12 others indicted with him three years ago — which may result in an eventual sentence reduction. The indictment said the ring was based in that city's crime-ridden Linmar Terrace public housing complex, about 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.
  • The danger in just one hit of cocaine (Dramatic changes in brain; long-term mental effects possible)

    04/18/2011 11:18:14 AM PDT · by Qbert · 17 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | JAMES CHAPMAN
    Taking cocaine just once can trigger dramatic changes in the brain, causing memory loss and leaving the user addicted, researchers have found. The drug can 'hijack' normal memory function, making it difficult for those who have taken it to think about anything else. The findings - the first to show cocaine's impact on the brain - will add to growing alarm about its long-term effects. [Snip] The processes which under-lie memory are also accelerated over this period. Dr Antonello Bonci, assistant professor of neurology at the University of California in San Francisco, who led the research, said: 'The study shows...
  • MBTA driver allegedly sold cocaine from bus

    04/08/2011 11:25:59 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 8, 2011 | Martin Finucane
    The investigation of an MBTA driver who faces drug dealing charges began in May 2010 when an informant tipped police that "a black female ... is selling crack cocaine from an MBTA bus," according to a police report filed in court. The report also said that Cynthia King, 46, of Brockton told police after her arrest, "I needed the extra money, I don't make enough money."
  • Cocaine Makes World Go Round

    04/07/2011 11:49:27 AM PDT · by cowtowney · 9 replies
    Max Keiser ^ | 4/7/2011 | Max Keiser
    Cocaine Makes World Go Round
  • Woman faces charges she smuggled cocaine in 'diaper'

    03/28/2011 7:28:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 28, 2011 | Martin Finucane
    A 22-year-old East Boston woman is to be arraigned today in East Boston District Court on cocaine trafficking charges after she allegedly flew into Logan International Airport with more than a kilogram of the drug concealed in what authorities said was a "diaper-like" garment. Karen Morla Ramos disembarked from a JetBlue flight from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, at about 7:25 a.m. Sunday, State Police said in a statement.
  • Feds Uncover Sophisticated Drug Smuggling Ring ( Khat from Somalia )

    03/23/2011 8:46:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies · 3+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | February 23, 2011
    Drug Travels From Africa To Indianapolis In 48 Hours. Most residents of Indianapolis, including many in the law enforcement community, have never heard of the drug called khat...over the past three years, hundreds of pounds of the drug have been sold on the streets of Indianapolis, mostly to people of African descent... Khat is a plant that grows plentifully in east Africa, specifically in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia. Users chew the leaves of the plant to release a compound called cathinone, which is considered a "schedule 1" amphetamine and hallucinogen under U.S. law... traffickers used cell phones and sophisticated code...
  • Paris Hilton Prosecutor Arrested on Drug Charges

    03/21/2011 9:52:14 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 19 replies
    people ^ | 3-2011
    By Mark Gray Monday March 21, 2011 08:25 AM EDT Paris Hilton Prosecutor Arrested on Drug Charges The Las Vegas district attorney who helped prosecute Paris Hilton and Bruno Mars on separate drug charges in 2010 was arrested and booked into jail on drug charges of his own over the weekend. David Charles Schubert, 47, was booked into jail Saturday on a charge of possession of cocaine, according to jail records. The charge was the same on which Hilton and Mars were initially booked following their arrests last summer. The socialite and the musician both later struck plea deals. RELATED:...
  • Children Sickened by Cocaine at DC Public School Once Recommended (By WaPo)for Obama Girls

    03/18/2011 6:23:17 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 12 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Mar 17 2011, 3:57 PM ET | Garance Franke-Ruta
    Washington's local NBC affiliate reports: D.C. police confirmed that a substance ingested by students at a northwest D.C. elementary school was cocaine, according to D.C. Public Schools.[SNIP]Here's The Post's Jay Matthews in November 2008, urging the first couple to consider sending the kids to public school: Why not see what their tax dollars are paying for? One educational gem happens to be the closest public school to their new home.[SNIP] Sixty-nine percent of Thomson's 355 students are from low-income families. Forty percent are Hispanic, 34 percent black, 22 percent Asian American and 5 percent white. That demographic mix often means...
  • Harvard for Tyrants - How Muammar al-Qaddafi taught a generation of bad guys

    03/10/2011 2:25:36 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies
    foreignpolicy.com ^ | MARCH 4, 2011 | DOUGLAS FARAH
    Col. Muammar al-Qaddafi is well known now for the abuses he has inflicted on his own people during more than four decades of brutal rule in Libya, but few remember the vast campaign of carnage and terrorism he orchestrated across West Africa and Europe when he was at the height of his powers. Nor are his more recent alliance with Hugo Chávez of Venezuela and his long-standing relationship with Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua -- both of whom are busy trampling their constitutions and moving toward dictatorship -- well understood. And the fact that all three governments support the Revolutionary Armed...
  • Seattle-based Coast Guard cutter busts sub packed with cocaine

    03/03/2011 10:18:39 PM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    KATU ^ | : Mar 3, 2011 at
    MORE THAN 335 MILES OFF THE COAST OF COSTA RICA - A boarding team from the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett pulled up alongside the 35-foot-long submarine and tried to hail the crew in both English and Spanish. ... The Midgett took the four sub crewmembers onboard the cutter. The men told the Coast Guard the vessel was from Colombia - and the purpose of their voyage was to transport cocaine. The next morning, the Coast Guard boarded the vessel and found 300 bales of what was later determined to be cocaine - 6,000 kilograms in all. All in a day's...
  • Al-Qaeda's New Business Model: Cocaine And Human Trafficking

    12/19/2009 6:56:37 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 29 replies · 1,377+ views
    Forbes Magazine ^ | 12/18/09 | Nathan Vardi
    Osama Bin Laden's terrorist organization has become increasingly reliant on organized crime, including cocaine smuggling, human trafficking and kidnapping, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Friday in Manhattan's federal court. The charges filed against three alleged al-Qaeda associates by the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan is the latest chilling evidence of a convergence between terrorism and organized crime. Oumar Issa, Harouna Touré and Idriss Abelrahman were snatched in Ghana on Wednesday by a Drug Enforcement Administration sting and shipped to New York, where they arrived on Friday to face charges of conspiracy to commit acts of narco-terrorism and providing material support...
  • Bolivia's president re-elected head of coca union

    06/07/2010 8:10:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 24+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/7/10 | AP
    LA PAZ, Bolivia – President Evo Morales has been re-elected as head of Bolivia's largest coca-growers union, a post he has held for more than two decades. Morales was sworn in late Monday as head of the Six Federations of the Tropic of Cochabamba, which represents more than 40,000 growers. .. Morales called his leadership of the union largely "symbolic" but promised regular meetings. His re-election was criticized by opposition members, who said it was inappropriate given an apparent rise in drug trafficking violence.
  • Accused Killer Joran van der Sloot,, Stabs Prison Guard in Escape Attempt

    02/07/2011 5:07:06 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 62 replies · 3+ views
    Gather ^ | 2/4/11
    Natalie Holloway murder suspect, Joran van der Sloot, has been ominously quiet for quite a while. That's not surprising since he's been languishing in Peru's Miguel Castro Castro prison since June awaiting the completion of the investigation of Stephany Flores's murder. On January 15th however, Van der Sloot suddenly decided to lunge back into the headlines by stabbing a guard and then attempting to hold him hostage in a crazy, and therefore unsuccessful attempt to break out of prison. According to the National Enquirer, Van der Sloot suddenly "freaked out" when guard, Luis Gavancho, brought a tray of food into...
  • Lawmaker hid drugs in his underpants

    02/02/2011 10:51:15 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    News Limited (news.com.au) ^ | February 1, 2011 | AFP/AAP
    PHILIPPINES congressman Ronald Singson has admitted he tried to smuggle cocaine into HK in his underpants. The colourful 42-year-old, who is from one of the Philippines' most high-profile political families, admitted to bringing 6.67 grams of cocaine and two tablets of the narcotic Nitrazepam into the city on July 11, 2010. He was arrested at Hong Kong's international airport by customs officers who found a small amount of cocaine and pills in his luggage, with six grams of cocaine hidden in his underpants. The total value of the cocaine was about $2000. The politician, also a music promoter whose business...
  • Charlie Sheen -- $30,000 Check to Porn Star

    01/29/2011 11:21:41 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 58 replies
    TMZ ^ | 1/29/11 | TMZ Staff
    Charlie Sheen wrote a $30,000 check to a porn star in the middle of his 36-hour party binge -- because he felt like it -- and TMZ has the unbelievable proof. Sources involved in the bender tell us ... Sheen broke out his checkbook during a conversation with a porn star Wednesday in which he asked her to join the "porn family" he wants to create. We're told Sheen -- in a showing of good faith -- wrote a $30,000 check made out to "cash" and told the porn star to take it to the bank ... and the money...
  • A Glimpse Behind the Plot Against the American Embassy in Paris

    10/27/2001 5:40:41 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 28 replies · 448+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 10/28/2001 | CHRIS HEDGES
    The chemicals were stored in vats in the basement of an Egyptian restaurant in downtown Brussels. The suicide bomber, a former soccer player who had fallen into drug use and petty crime, had been selected. The target, the American Embassy in Paris, had been scouted. All that remained was the signal from Osama bin Laden's operatives in Afghanistan to strike. The nod was to come from a Frenchman of Algerian origin who was on his way back from training in Afghanistan. But he was arrested in transit, and he talked, spilling to French interrogators details of what could have been ...
  • Ivory Wave bath salts -- another way to get high

    01/02/2011 7:20:52 AM PST · by Utah Binger · 36 replies
    The Standard Examiner ^ | 01/01/2011 | Jessica Miller
    OGDEN -- A new product being marketed as bath salts but can be used similar to cocaine is slowly making its way through the Top of Utah, law enforcement officials say. The product goes by many names, but is most commonly known as Ivory Wave. It is packaged as bath salts, but a quick web search shows many are snorting or injecting the product to get a high similar to, or even more intense than, cocaine. Weber-Morgan Drug Strike Force Lt. Darin Parke said his officers have seen the drug recently while executing search warrants. "We've seen it during our...
  • Army Chemical School employee caught with 51.7 grams of cocaine

    12/29/2010 2:16:40 PM PST · by darrellmaurina · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 12/16/2010 | Darrell Todd Maurina
    PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. (Dec. 16, 2010) — It took more than a year after her arrest to file charges, but a civilian employee of the Army’s chemical school at Fort Leonard Wood now faces Class B felony drug possession charges accusing her of accepting delivery of 51.7 grams of cocaine on Nov. 21 of last year, with intent to distribute the controlled substance. The charges against Deneen A. Lee, 46, carry a sentence of five to 15 years in state prison. She’s retained local attorney Mark Prugh; on Dec. 7 her attorney waived formal arraignment, entered a plea of innocent,...
  • Cables Portray Expanded Reach of Drug Agency [Blabber mouths......]

    12/25/2010 6:58:55 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Cables Portray Expanded Reach of Drug Agency By GINGER THOMPSON and SCOTT SHANE WASHINGTON — The Drug Enforcement Administration has been transformed into a global intelligence organization with a reach that extends far beyond narcotics, and an eavesdropping operation so expansive it has to fend off foreign politicians who want to use it against their political enemies, according to secret diplomatic cables. In far greater detail than previously seen, the cables, from the cache obtained by WikiLeaks and made available to some news organizations, offer glimpses of drug agents balancing diplomacy and law enforcement in places where it can be...
  • Police: MVD Employees Involved in Trafficking Ring

    12/07/2010 4:50:36 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    MyFox Phoenix ^ | Updated: Tuesday, 07 Dec 2010, 5:12 PM MST | MyFox Phoenix
    MESA - Mesa Police seized $300,000 worth of drugs and arrested more than a dozen suspects in a bust last week. The suspects are accused of running a drug trafficking ring with the help of employees from the Motor Vehicle Department. The 4-month investigation culminated in 13 arrests. Jose Marisca is a suspected illegal immigrant accused of running a major drug trafficking ring in the valley. Court records show that agents seized hundreds of pounds of marijuana, cocaine, and meth from Marisca's home -- worth about $300,000 on the street. Jesus Rubio was also arrested. He is accused of conspiring...
  • 200 pounds of cocaine seized in Revere

    11/30/2010 9:06:17 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies · 2+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | November 30, 2010 | Laura Crimaldi
    Two men from Mexico and the Domincan Republic are set to be arraigned today in Chelsea District Court after authorities last night seized nearly 200 pounds of cocaine from a trailer in Revere, prosecutors said. Gilberto Cruz Padilla, 24, and Rafael Jesus Montero, 22, are each charged with one count of trafficking 200 grams or more of cocaine, said Jake Wark, a spokesman for Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley.
  • Memos Detail TSA Officer's Cocaine Pranks

    11/02/2010 2:44:57 PM PDT · by DFG · 6 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 11/02/10 | Staff
    The Transportation Security Administration worker who earlier this year was canned for falsely claiming to have discovered cocaine in the luggage of travelers was a bomb appraisal officer who was supposed to be evaluating new screening equipment at the time he was pranking his unsuspecting targets, records show. TSA documents released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request provide further details about the January incidents at the Philadelphia International Airport. The name of the bomb appraisal officer has been redacted from the material, though one memo indicates that when the worker was confronted, “He did say humbly that...
  • Deputies: Man says cocaine between his buttocks isn’t his

    10/01/2010 6:38:07 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | October 1, 2010 | Barbara Hijek
    Raymond Stanley Roberts was pulled over Wednesday in a routine traffic stop for speeding. Approaching the Hyundai, deputies said they could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, according to the report. After writing a speeding ticket, a Manatee County Sheriff's deputy asked Roberts, 25, if he smoked marijuana and when had he done it last. Roberts replied that he smoked the night before and there was nothing in the car. He even told the two deputies to search the car, reports The Bradenton Herald.
  • Barack Obama "dabbled" in Cocaine

    09/18/2010 8:43:37 PM PDT · by sjneuf · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/03/07 | Lois Ramano
    Remember this? Somehow, it didn't disqualify theWON for POTUS. In fact, it didn't even seem to affect his image at the time he made it public.
  • Bill Maher: Beware of the incontinent, paunchy, racist church-goers who control our minds

    09/17/2010 1:34:23 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 50 replies
    What is it called when someone has paranoid delusions that someone with paranoid delusions is out to get him? Whatever it is, Bill Maher has it in spades. This guy is seriously paranoid about paranoid Christians – or as he calls them, “nativist bedwetters” who wave signs on Tax Day and offer burnt sacrifices, I gather, to the most “Evil Dingbat,” Sarah Palin. On Monday’s Tonight Show, Maher snarked about the dreaded Sunday School teachers, organists, moms in jumpers, and little girls in patent leather shoes who “control the national dialogue” and “perpetuate mass delusion” – through electromagnetic microwaves, I...
  • Bill Maher remains Emmy's biggest loser at 0 and 26.

    08/31/2010 8:00:32 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 08/30/10 | Los Angeles Times
    Bill Maher's record losing streak at the Emmy Awards continued this year as he lost all four of his bids. He has far outpaced daytime diva Susan Lucci who won on nomination No. 19 and primetime also-ran Angela Lansbury who has racked up a record 18 losses as a performer. As with the four this year, most of Maher's previous losing bids were for producing and writing.
  • Vegas police: Hilton denied owning purse, cocaine

    08/30/2010 12:42:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/30/10 | Ken Ritter - ap
    LAS VEGAS – Paris Hilton denied owning the purse in which police say less than a gram of cocaine was found after a traffic stop on the Las Vegas Strip, according to an arrest report released Monday. "She told me the purse was not hers, that she had borrowed it from a friend," Las Vegas police Lt. Dennis Flynn wrote in his report of Hilton's arrest shortly before midnight Friday. The friend was not identified. The 29-year-old celebrity socialite acknowledged owning $1,300 in cash, several credit cards, a package of Zig-Zag rolling papers and a broken tablet of the prescription...
  • Obama says he Ignored Beck rally

    08/29/2010 3:55:59 PM PDT · by jern · 238 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | August 29, 2010 | Brian Williams
    Obama says he ignored Beck rally He seemed intent on casting himself as above the political fray, saying he had more important work to do than to engage in the back and forth of the political “silly season.” For example, Obama said he did not watch any of Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally Saturday on the National Mall. “It’s not surprising that somebody like a Mr. Beck is able to stir up a certain portion of the country. That's been true throughout our history,” he said. But “I’m making decisions that are not necessarily good for...
  • Paris Hilton arrested on cocaine charge in Vegas

    08/28/2010 1:00:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/28/10 | Ken Ritter - ap
    LAS VEGAS – Paris Hilton was arrested late Friday after a police motorcycle officer smelled marijuana smoke wafting from a black Cadillac Escalade driven by her boyfriend on the Las Vegas Strip, then found cocaine in her purse, authorities said. A crowd quickly gathered when Hilton and Las Vegas nightclub mogul Cy Waits were stopped about 11:30 p.m. Friday in the vehicle near the Wynn Las Vegas resort on Las Vegas Boulevard, police said. The 29-year-old celebrity socialite asked to go into the hotel for privacy because of the number people gathering, ..
  • Paris Hilton arrested for alleged cocaine possession

    08/28/2010 6:36:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/28/2010 | CNN Wire Staff
  • Peru coca production skyrockets (meaning: more cocaine and more drug cartels coming)

    08/18/2010 3:02:00 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 5 replies
    Aljazeera via Youtube ^ | August 18, 2010 | aljazeera
    Peru is set to overtake Colombia as the world's top producer of coca leaf, the raw material for cocaine. Peru's production has nearly doubled in the last decade, according to UN data. This year, it grew by about a 6.8 per cent, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime says. Curbing this figure will depend on the government's policies. Al Jazeera's Craig Mauro reports from Piura town in Peru.
  • Albino python on cocaine confronts police [sounds like something out of a Marvel comic, huh...?]

    08/13/2010 3:20:38 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/12/10 | AFP
    Police raiding a drug den in the Italian capital have been confronted by an aggressive albino python which was used to intimidate addicts. Police had been tipped off that they would find "an animal" during the raid on the apartment in the centre of Rome, and when they opened the door they saw a striped yellow and white snake curled up on a heat mat. The snake, which was three metres long and was kept hungry so that it would be more aggressive, was allowed to roam the apartment to scare addicts into paying for their drugs, police said. Animal...
  • Fair Sentencing Act Changes Assure Crack Houses Will Reopen 28 Months Earlier

    08/04/2010 9:52:34 AM PDT · by toma29 · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Useful Info Nation Blog ^ | 8/03/2010 | Thomas Bryan
    I guess affirmative action applies to drug traffickers, too. From US News: Under the current penalty structure, established during the so-called "crack epidemic" of the late 1980s, possession of crack can carry the same sentence as the possession of a quantity of cocaine that is 100 times larger. "So-called "crack epidemic""? No bias there. According to U.S. Sentencing Commission figures, no class of drug is as racially skewed as crack in terms of numbers of offenses. According to the commission, 79 percent of 5,669 sentenced crack offenders in 2009 were black, versus 10 percent who were white and 10 percent...
  • Priest who blessed Morales found with cocaine

    07/30/2010 1:47:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 3+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/30/10 | Carlos Alberto Quiroga
    LA PAZ (Reuters) – The Aymara priest who blessed Bolivian President Evo Morales at an inauguration ceremony four years ago has been arrested in possession of 530 pounds (240 kg) of cocaine, police said Thursday. Anti-drugs police in the Andean country found a cocaine laboratory in the home of priest Valentin Mejillones. His son and a Colombian couple were also detained. The stash of liquid cocaine seized in the raid was valued at $240,000. Mejillones told local media he had been tricked by the Colombians, and Vice President Alvaro Garcia said Morales had not chosen the priest to preside at...
  • Man Swallows 85 Condoms of Cocaine to Smuggle to France

    07/27/2010 6:55:53 AM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 24 replies · 2+ views
    The Beaumont Enterprise ^ | 7/27/10 | Unknown
    By HOUSTON CHRONICLE Posted: July 27, 2010, 6:53 AM CDT July 27, 2010 HOUSTON — It took five hours and four minutes, but a suspected drug trafficker finally surrendered the spoils: 85 condoms of cocaine he allegedly swallowed and intended to smuggle from Houston to France. Housrou Kedji is scheduled to be arraigned in federal court Friday after being caught as he tried to board an Air France flight leaving Bush International Airport. He is charged with two counts of drug-trafficking. The 42-year-old citizen of the African nation of Togo gave up 2.2 pounds of his illicit cargo while sitting...
  • Top FARC Commander Sentenced To 27 Years In Prison For Conspiring To Import Tons Of Cocaine....

    07/24/2010 6:28:28 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 1+ views
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Top FARC Commander Sentenced To 27 Years In Prison For Conspiring To Import Tons Of Cocaine Into The United States JUL 22 -- (Manhattan, NY) - JOHN P. GILBRIDE, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration's New York Field Division ("DEA") and PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and, announced that GERARDO AGUILAR RAMIREZ, a/k/a "Cesar," a former front commander in the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or "FARC"), was sentenced today to 27 years in prison for conspiring to...