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  • GUEST COLUMN: Gov. Hickenlooper wrong on impact of legal pot

    04/24/2018 5:43:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 53 replies
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | April 23, 2018 | Peter Droege
    The governor of Colorado does our nation a grave disservice by misleading the public about the impact of marijuana on his state in the April 9 interview in Rolling Stone magazine. Neither the governor's statements, nor the smoke rising from 4/20 events, can hide the fact that drug use and addiction, especially among youths, are a growing public health concern in communities across Colorado and the nation. ... According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Colorado is a national leader among 12-17-year-olds in: (1) Last year marijuana use; (2) Last month marijuana use; and (3) The...
  • Estimating the Actual Death Rate Caused by Prescription Opioid Medication and Illicit Fentanyl

    04/16/2018 1:23:33 PM PDT · by grumpygresh · 42 replies
    The U.S. is said to be suffering from a crisis in deaths from opioid overdoses, prompting legislative and other efforts to clamp down on physician prescribing of these drugs. This article is an effort to identify the causes of these deaths, using data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)through 2015, and the Wonder database compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • 3 dead, more than 100 with severe bleeding from synthetic pot: Illinois health officials

    04/10/2018 9:32:27 PM PDT · by bitt · 93 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 4/10/2018 | ANDREA MILLER
    A third person who experienced severe bleeding after using synthetic marijuana has died in Illinois, health officials confirmed. There are now 107 people in central Illinois and the Chicago area who experienced severe bleeding after using the synthetic pot, often called spice, K2 or fake weed, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. “Each day we’ve seen the number of cases rise,” said director of the IDPH Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D. "Synthetic cannabinoids are unsafe. They are not regulated and people don’t know what chemicals may be in them, like rat poison. While efforts are underway to get...
  • Denver Post Rebels Against Its Hedge-Fund Ownership

    04/09/2018 1:54:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 61 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | APRIL 7, 2018 | SYDNEY EMBER
    The Denver Post is in open revolt against its owner. Angry and frustrated journalists at the 125-year-old newspaper took the extraordinary step this weekend of publicly blasting its New York-based hedge-fund owner and making the case for its own survival ... The bold tactic was born out of a dissatisfaction not uncommon in newsrooms across the country as newspapers grapple with the loss of revenue ... The lead editorial pulled no punches, describing executives at Alden Global Capital, the paper’s hedge-fund owner, as “vulture capitalists.” ... “The @denverpost is being murdered by its owners,” one Post reporter, John Wenzel, wrote...
  • President Trump:Former Embedded Reporter Michael Fumento Languishing in Bogota Prison

    04/09/2018 12:37:50 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/09/18 | Judi McLeod
    Desperate appeals made on Fumento’s behalf to the U.S. Embassy in Bogota by his friend Patrick D. Hahn of Baltimore have gone unanswered Never thought the day would come when I would find it a matter of life or death trying to get a message through to President Donald Trump. But that’s where I am today. Courageous Canada Free Press (CFP) columnist Michael Fumento, who saw combat as an embedded reporter with United States troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, is in a Bogota,Colombia prison on trumped up charges where he has been held without bail since Easter Sunday. Worse yet,...
  • Thousands of gallons of water pour into Oklahoma Turnpike Authority office

    04/09/2018 10:16:14 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Oklahoma's News 4 ^ | January 2, 2018 | Kelsey Gibbs
    OKLAHOMA CITY - Thousands of gallons of water went pouring into the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority office Sunday. "A hundred thousand gallons of water had already spilled in the building," said Jack Damrill, communications director for the OTA. Damrill said cold temperatures caused the fire sprinkler system to burst. "It's just amazing. Water poured out of there in a short amount of time," Damrill said. The water didn't just stop on the main floor; it kept flowing through cracks and the ceiling, spilling through offices on the first floor. "We've had to relocate a couple of people to some different offices,"...
  • Columbia Student Complains About Professor Saying 'Negro' During Lesson About 1960’s

    04/06/2018 2:40:01 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 63 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 6, 2018 | Alex Griswold
    A Columbia University student publicly complained about her professor using the word "Negro," even though he said it in a lesson about 1960s America. The Columbia Daily Spector ran a story Thursday about what happens "when professors make racially insensitive remarks." The paper cited a complaint by student Maria Fernanda Martinez of a perceived "microagression." Martinez said her professor told the class it was appropriate to use the term "Negro" when discussing the 1960's, a time when that was the politically correct term for African-Americans.
  • Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine Becoming A Deadly Problem Among Drug Users

    03/31/2018 8:54:11 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 76 replies
    National Public Radio NPR ^ | March 29, 2018 | Martha Bebinger
    A pipe was the only sign of drug use found near Chris Bennett's body in November. But it looked like the 32-year-old Taunton, Mass., native had stopped breathing and died of an opioid overdose. Bennett's mother, Liisa, couldn't understand what happened. Then she saw the toxicology report. "I'm convinced he was smoking cocaine that was laced," she says. "That's what he had in his system, [it] was cocaine and fentanyl." Liisa Bennett was shocked. Chris had developed an addiction to pain pills and then heroin in his late teens but had not used opioids for at least 10 years, as...
  • English man catches SUPER GONORRHOEA after a one-night stand with a woman in south east Asia, [tr]

    03/28/2018 10:50:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 28, 2018 | Stephen Matthews
    Health officials have issued a warning over a new strain of super gonorrhoea that is resistant to two crucial antibiotics - including a last-ditch resort. In the first recorded case worldwide, an unidentified English man - who was having regular sex with a woman in the UK - caught the STI from another woman during his travels to south east Asia earlier this year. Public Health England revealed his gonorrhoea was resistant to ceftriaxone and azithromycin - the two drugs that the World Health Organization recommends to be given to patients with the STI. The Government-run agency has issued an...
  • Hillary and 'What Happened' in India

    03/13/2018 10:23:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 65 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/13/2018 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    <p>Fourteen months into her "What Happened" tour, Hillary, with Huma in tow, decided to fly a private jet to India. Part tourist, part guest speaker, while visiting Jahaz Mahal in Dhar's Mandu, Hillary slipped and fell down a flight of stairs – twice.</p>
  • Beaver County Sees Uptick In STD Numbers Among Young People

    03/12/2018 5:07:09 PM PDT · by tired&retired · 37 replies
    CBS Pittsburgh ^ | March 9, 2018 | John Shumway
    Dr. DiCenco says the numbers in a state health department alert about STD’s and HIV among 15-24 year olds in Beaver County are “quite concerning and we, in our practice, have seen an uptick in the number of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia cases.” The state alert says the cases of Gonorrhea among 15-24 year old men and women were up 34 percent in 2017 compared to 2016. HIV was up almost threefold. “The HIV rate increasing 300 percent is very concerning,” says Dr. DiCenco. So why are the numbers among young people rising? Students on the Carnegie Mellon Campus had these...
  • No medal for Lindsey Vonn in Olympic super-G

    02/16/2018 8:11:21 PM PST · by jeannineinsd · 178 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/16/18 | Associated Press
    There will be no medal for American skier Lindsey Vonn in the Olympic super-G at the Pyeongchang Games. She had a fast run going before a mistake near the bottom cost her valuable time. Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein leads after the opening eight racers. Vonn will have another chance in the downhill. At age 33, she is trying to become the oldest woman to win an Olympic Alpine medal. She won bronze in the super-G at the 2010 Vancouver Games — to go with her downhill gold — but missed the 2014 Sochi Olympics after surgery on her right knee.
  • A male backlash against #MeToo is brewing

    02/04/2018 5:40:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 108 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 3, 2018 | Kyle Smith
    Men are scared, and feminists are delighted. But the urge to call out and punish male sexual transgression is bound to clash with an inescapable truth: We’re all in this together, men and women. Consider what’s happening in the capital of Florida. Female staffers and lobbyists have found “many male legislators will no longer meet with them privately,” reported The Miami Herald. “I had a senator say, ‘I need my aide here in the room because I need a chaperone,’ ” lobbyist Jennifer Green told the paper. “I said, ‘Senator, why do you need a chaperone? . . . Do you feel...
  • Overdose spike reported in or near Indianapolis shelter

    02/02/2018 10:38:08 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 1 replies
    wthr.com ^ | FEB 2ND, 2018 | SABRINA RUSSELLO
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say about two dozen people were sickened by apparently overdosing on drugs in recent days in or around a men's homeless shelter in downtown Indianapolis. Steve Kerr, Wheeler Mission's chief development officer, tells The Indianapolis Star that 17 shelter guests overdosed inside or nearby. He says they're suspected to have taken so-called bath salts, which are chemicals that mimic the effects of cocaine and other powerful drugs.
  • Stephen King: Fatal GOP Train Crash ‘Karma’

    02/01/2018 11:56:52 AM PST · by Kazan · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Feb 2018 | CHARLIE NASH
    tephen King claimed this week’s fatal train crash, which was carrying Republican congressmen and killed one person, was “karma” in a post on Twitter, Thursday. “A trainload of Republicans on their way to a pricey retreat hit a garbage truck. My friend Russ calls that karma,” King declared, receiving over 6,000 likes.
  • Iraq just sentenced a German woman to hang for joining ISIS

    01/22/2018 5:51:58 PM PST · by simpson96 · 21 replies
    Vice News ^ | 1/22/2018 | Tim Hume
    A German woman who joined ISIS was sentenced to death by an Iraqi court Sunday, becoming the first female foreign fighter to face capital punishment for links to the terror group. The unnamed woman was sentenced to hang for providing logistical support to the militants and participating in attacks on security forces, said Abdul-Sattar al-Birqdar, a spokesman for Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council in Baghdad. The woman can appeal the sentence. Germany, which has previously called on Iraq to abolish the death penalty, has yet to comment on the case. Al-Birqdar said the woman, of Moroccan descent, admitted she joined the...
  • Broke California Looking to Take Money from the Pockets of Retired State Workers

    01/12/2018 6:04:54 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 115 replies
    https://www.westernjournal.com ^ | January 11, 2018 at 8:39am | By Jonathan Pincus
    Public employees in California may have their pension benefits slashed due to the rollback of a longstanding rule in the state, Gov. Jerry Brown revealed in a recent budget briefing. The California governor revealed that he has a “hunch” legal proceedings could pave the way for cuts to public employees’ benefits. “There is more flexibility than there is currently assumed by those who discuss the California rule,” Brown said during the briefing.
  • Sessions under fire from all sides

    01/06/2018 7:04:28 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/06/18 09:10 PM EST | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s job security is in question after taking withering fire from fellow Republicans this week, including from two prominent House conservatives who called on him to resign. Two leaders of the House Freedom Caucus, Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), called on Sessions to step aside in an op-ed Friday, charging he has lost control of the Department of Justice and the FBI. Sessions has also come under criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike for his decision to rescind the Obama-era Cole memo, which gave states the space to legalize marijuana without fear of federal...
  • Pro-Communist Antifa Protester Hit By Truck While Opposing Christian Demonstration [VIDEO]

    12/25/2017 4:52:01 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-24-17 | LIAM CLANCY
    An activist who identified as part of the Antifa movement was hit by a truck while protesting against an event called “March for Jesus” on Saturday, RT reports....... ......
  • VIDEO=> Antifa Commie HIT BY TRUCK At Portland Protest

    12/24/2017 12:05:44 AM PST · by lowbridge · 88 replies
    Gateway pundit ^ | December 23, 2017 | Brock Simmons
    An antifa agitator who had been spouting off about virtues of communism while counter-protesting a pro-Trump “March For Jesus” in Portland, Oregon, was run over by a small pickup truck. The unidentified, uhh, person (gender unclear) apparently had some kind of weapon, as you can hear some of the pro Trump command the person (?) to get rid of their weapon. The communist then bolts across the Hawthorne bridge, only to be HIT SQUARE ON by a pickup truck, who had just emerged beyond the trusses of the bridge, and was likely unable to see the person (?) running through...