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  • Chico’s mass overdose highlights severe new phase of opioid epidemic

    01/21/2019 9:42:27 AM PST · by bitt · 42 replies
    sfchronicle ^ | 1/21/2019 | erin alday
    The first victim was outside the house, sprawled on a patio beside the garage. His friends were already performing CPR when Chico police got to the scene. The others are inside, they told police. Four more victims were in the garage, a converted space with couches and coffee tables. One was in the bathroom, having collapsed while taking a shower. Six others were scattered around the house in various stages of intoxication. Drugs and alcohol and the tools to ingest them were everywhere. An officer radioed for help. Send everything, he said: All of the paramedics, all of the ambulances....
  • El Chapo Trial: Former Mexican President Peña Nieto Took $100 Million Bribe, Witness Says

    01/15/2019 3:40:20 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 38 replies
    MSN/NYT ^ | 1-15-2019 | Alan Feuer
    Former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto took a $100 million bribe from international drug traffickers, according to a witness at the trial of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the infamous crime lord known as El Chapo. The stunning testimony was delivered Tuesday in a New York courtroom by Alex Cifuentes Villa, a Colombian drug lord who worked closely with Mr. Guzmán from 2007 to 2013, when they were hiding from the authorities at one of the kingpin’s remote ranches in the Sierra Madre mountains. “Mr. Guzmán paid a bribe of $100 million to President Peña Nieto?” Jeffrey Lichtman, one of Mr. Guzmán’s...
  • 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...
  • Mass Drug Overdose Shows Dangerous Fentanyl Is Spreading Throughout The Country, Police Chief Says

    01/14/2019 11:43:32 AM PST · by rktman · 54 replies ^ | 1/14/2019 | Evie Fordham
    A mass drug overdose in Chico, California, Saturday attributed to the opioid fentanyl underscored reports that the dangerous substance drove 2017 statistics showing Americans were more likely to die of drug overdoses than car crashes. One person has died and 12 people were in the hospital, some in serious condition, after overdosing on substances likely including the extremely strong synthetic opioid, Chico police said according to NBC News. Fentanyl was concentrated in eastern states when it first came to the attention of law enforcement and public health authorities, but now western states are also seeing its effects. “We were waiting,...
  • Third suspected drug tunnel discovered near Arizona border

    01/12/2019 3:23:31 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/12/19 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    A tunnel that Mexican authorities suspect was used to transfer drugs and people across the border was discovered this week near Arizona, the third such tunnel found in the past month. The Arizona Republic first reported Friday on the tunnel near Nogales, Sonora, across from Nogales, Ariz. Mexican Federal Police posted a video of the tunnel earlier this week. The police said in the video that the tunnel was about 32 feet long, but provided limited information beyond that. It is the third tunnel to be found in a month amid the partial government shutdown and increased debate over President...
  • Pablo Escobar’s brother is raising money to impeach Donald Trump

    01/09/2019 1:19:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Within Nigeria ^ | January 9, 2019 | Aanu Damilare
    Roberto (El Osito) Escobar, the brother of the infamous late Colombian drug Lord Pablo Escobar, is raising money in an attempt to impeach the US president. El Osito launched a GoFundMe campaign with the hopes of raising US$50 million in donations for his company Escobar Inc. But GoFundMe removed the page shortly after it was posted. On the page, Escobar claimed to be “holding dirty secrets of President Trump, his family and associates.” The appeal on his GoFundMe read:  Pablo Escobar is a South American, also known as ‘Latino,’ legendary hero, who helped millions of people in his home...
  • 'Serial predator': L.A. writer has been sounding alarm on Democratic donor for over a year

    01/11/2019 7:12:43 PM PST · by NRx · 36 replies
    NBC ^ | 01-11-2019 | Tim Fitzsimons
    When authorities in Los Angeles found Timothy Dean dead in the apartment of Ed Buck, a Democratic activist and campaign donor, early Monday morning, Jasmyne Cannick was not surprised. Just six months ago, Cannick had posted a warning on Twitter that something like this might happen. “If another young, Black gay man overdoses or worse dies at Democratic donor Ed Buck’s apartment it’s going to be the fault of the sheriff’s dept and L.A. District Atty for not stopping him when they had the opportunity to,” Cannick wrote on Twitter in late July. In July 2017, Gemmel Moore, a 26-year-old...
  • Congress revives flurry of drug pricing legislation

    01/11/2019 3:24:29 PM PST · by spintreebob · 7 replies
    Modern Healthcare ^ | 1/10/2019 | Sussannah Luthi
    Lawmakers rushed into the drug pricing arena this week as they revived a bundle of legislation and oversight talks, signaling they want to put manufacturers in the hot seat when it comes to addressing healthcare costs. Medicare negotiation was at the forefront of Democratic messaging with an unexpected Republican boost. Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) joined Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) to re-introduce legislation to allow the HHS secretary to directly barter with manufacturers on behalf of Medicare Part D. Rooney is the sole Republican to co-sponsor the bill so far. On Thursday, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) revived the upper chamber's companion...
  • Man dragged dead, bloody raccoon into San Francisco McDonald’s, video shows

    01/10/2019 12:32:02 PM PST · by familyop · 40 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | JANUARY 09, 2019 | JARED GILMOUR
    A profanity-laced video...shows a man sitting calmly next to the table with the raccoon, and blood pooling from the raccoon’s mouth..."The guy came in screaming, 'Help, help, help!' " Brooks said, according to SFGate. "He came to the counter, and I thought it was a dog at first. The employees told him to leave and he went and sat down with it."
  • Fertility rate for white women plummets BELOW the limit

    01/10/2019 8:48:28 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 51 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | January 10, 2019 | Mary Kekatos
    Fertility rates for white women were down in every US state in 2017 - below the rate needed for the population to replace itself, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals.
  • Man tells DailyMailTV how Democratic donor paid him $250 and injected him with meth after [tr]

    01/09/2019 12:24:57 PM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 9, 2019 | Louise Boyle and Ryan Parry
    A man has told how he narrowly escaped death when Hillary Clinton donor Edward Buck injected him with crystal meth at his sex-toy filled apartment - where two black men have died within 18 months. Jermaine Gagnon, 28, told DailyMailTV how Buck, 63, paid to fly him from Minnesota to Los Angeles, drugged him with a substance dissolved in Gatorade then injected him with crystal meth at his West Hollywood apartment. And Gagnon shared pictures which show Buck, wearing white long johns, crouched over him on the mattress of a pullout bed during one of their nights together, as well...
  • Rose McGowan to plead no contest to reduced drug charge

    01/09/2019 6:35:12 AM PST · by bgill · 5 replies
    kxan ^ | Jan. 9, 2019 | AP
    A lawyer for Rose McGowan says the actress and activist will plead no contest to a reduced drug charge in Virginia and avoid jail time. Attorney Jim Hundley tells WTOP-FM that the commonwealth agreed to reduce the felony cocaine possession charge to misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, and that prosecutors will recommend she pay a fine. Charging documents say cocaine was found in a wallet McGowan left on a plane last year. McGowan had maintained innocence, suggesting in court papers that the drugs were planted at the behest of producer Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein attorney Ben Brafman called that allegation...
  • Fact-Checking 5 of Trump’s Claims in Border Speech

    01/09/2019 6:10:58 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 22 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 09, 2019 | Jarrett Stepman, Rachel del Guidice, and Fred Lucas
    This is an EXCERPT.SECURITYANALYSIS Fact-Checking 5 of Trump’s Claims in Border Speech ...1. “All Americans are hurt by uncontrolled illegal migration. It strains public resources and drives down jobs and wages. Among those hardest hit are African-Americans and Hispanic Americans.” According to U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow, black Americans are disproportionately affected by illegal immigration. “Black males are more likely to experience competition from illegal immigrants,” Kirsanow said in a 2017 interview with The Daily Signal. “What happens is you eliminate the rungs on the ladder because a sizable number of black men don’t have access to entry-level jobs,”...
  • Ed Buck, Political Activist, Faces Questions Over 2nd Dead Man in His Home in 2 Years

    01/08/2019 6:05:21 PM PST · by NRx · 49 replies
    NY Times ^ | 01-08-2019 | Matthew Haag
    For the second time in two years, Los Angeles detectives have found a man dead inside the apartment of Ed Buck, a political activist who rose to national prominence in the late 1980s for his effort to recall the governor of Arizona, the authorities said. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said it received a 911 call shortly after 1 a.m. on Monday from a person who claimed that a man inside a West Hollywood apartment had stopped breathing and could not be resuscitated. When emergency responders arrived at the residence, a second-floor unit on Laurel Avenue, they declared the...
  • Howie Carr: Dems flip-flop on border security

    01/08/2019 2:26:31 PM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 8, 2019 | Howie Carr
    As much as they hate to admit it now, national Democrats were against illegal immigration before they were for it. All quotes guaranteed verbatim: Barack Obama, 2005: “We simply cannot allow people to pour into the U.S. undocumented, undetected, unchecked, circumventing the people who are waiting patiently, diligently, lawfully to become immigrants in this country.” Hillary Clinton, 2014: “I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in and I do think you have to control your borders.” Sen. Chuck Schumer, 2009: “People who enter...
  • 'Danger Dyslexia': Toy Guns are Dangerous, Open Borders Are Not

    01/07/2019 10:24:41 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 1/7/2019 | karen Kataline
    For the third year in a row, Hempstead, New York sponsored a "Toy Gun Buyback” that encouraged kids to give up their toy guns in exchange for toys which Leftists deem to be “safer.” In the spirit of equality some children were given a toy gun so they could trade it in for a “safe” toy. Hempstead Village Trustee LaMont Johnson said, “The purpose is to offer a safe alternative to toy guns. We don't want the kids playing with guns. Guns are dangerous.” Mayor Don Ryan of Hempstead Village agreed, “Saying no to guns is important, even toy guns.”
  • Joy Reid: Wall Won't Stop Drugs—'Traffickers Can Get on a Plane and Come'

    01/06/2019 3:34:38 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 94 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Granted, it's early January. Even so, we have a strong candidate for 2019's most inane piece of political punditry. On her MSNBC show Sunday morning, Joy Reid declared that a wall would not affect drug trafficking into the United States because: "People who are drug traffickers can get on a plane and come."Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • GOP Senator Cory Gardner Says Congress Should Reopen Government Without WallHuffPost

    01/03/2019 7:46:41 PM PST · by DIRTYSECRET · 34 replies
    Republican Sen. Cory Gardner (Colo.) became the first senator in his party to call for an end to the partial government shutdown, even if President Donald Trump doesn’t get funding for his border wall. “I think we should pass a continuing resolution to get the government back open,” Gardner told The Hill in an article published Thursday. “The Senate has done it last Congress, we should do it again today.” The shutdown began last month and is now in its 13th day with no end in sight. Newly-elected Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) plans to push through legislation to reopen the...
  • Dem rep says Trump supporters are dying early from alcoholism, drugs and broken hearts <tr>

    01/03/2019 8:23:26 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 66 replies
    bizpac review ^ | Dec. 3, 2018 | Vivek Saxena
    Full Title: Dem rep says Trump supporters are dying early from alcoholism, drugs and broken hearts in off-the-rails diatribe A congressional Democrat from Georgia, with a reputation of not being the brightest, believes the average supporter of President Donald Trump is a broke, uneducated rube addicted to alcohol, drugs and racism. “Donald Trump supporters are older, less educated, less prosperous, and they are dying early,” Rep. Hank Johnson confidently asserted during a speech Tuesday at the Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta. “Their lifespans are decreasing, and many are dying from alcoholism, drug overdoses, liver disease, or simply a broken heart...
  • As the drug crisis takes more young lives, schools are stocking opioid overdose antidote Narcan

    01/03/2019 10:34:47 AM PST · by bgill · 17 replies
    crica ^ | Jan. 3, 2019 | Allison Maass
    Opioid overdoses continue to claim more lives every year, and schools across the country are not turning a blind eye. The mortality rate of children and adolescents due to prescription and illicit opioid overdoses nearly tripled between 1999 and 2016, according to a recent report published by JAMA Network Open. Some high schools, middle schools and even elementary schools have started stocking opioid overdose antidote Narcan. “We do know that there's an increase in use by students. Unfortunately, it seems like it might be trending younger a little bit in some cases, which is obviously a concern, not just for...