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  • (Ron) Paul Happy With Western Trip

    09/16/2007 8:48:25 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 142 replies · 224+ views
    SCPOLS.COM ^ | 15 SEPTEMBER 2007 | CAMPAIGNS AND ELECTIONS
    Paul Happy With Western Trip Ron Paul Western Trip a Huge Success FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jesse Benton September 15, 2007 202-246-6363 ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA - Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul today concluded a four-day western tour. Beginning Wednesday, September 12, Dr. Paul visited Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Salt Lake in City in successive days. Highlights of the very successful trip included: * High dollar fundraisers that brought in over $350,000. * Substantial earned media from top outlets in each host city. * A speech at the University of Southern California to 800 students. * An impromptu walk...
  • Man says colleagues poisoned his pizza (with LSD)

    08/20/2007 4:32:47 PM PDT · by Coleus · 20 replies · 2,650+ views
    northjersey.com ^ | August 20, 2007 | GIOVANNA FABIANO
    A school custodian has sued the Fair Lawn Board of Education, claiming his co-workers attempted to poison him at an office party by lacing his pizza with hallucinogenic drugs. Dominick A. Rao, a custodian in the district since 2000, said he was often bullied by his supervisor and co-workers because he has bilateral ocular albinism, a condition in which the eyes lack pigment. Rao's disability causes reduced vision of 20/200. According to the lawsuit, filed in Superior Court in Hackensack, Rao accuses his fellow custodians of "poisoning" his food with small quantities of the hallucinogen LSD. He claims this occurred...
  • Syd Barrett Leaves Family $2.25 million

    11/14/2006 2:02:01 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 16 replies · 5,022+ views
    Rock 103 Memphis ^ | November 13, 2006 | WENN Staff
    The former Pink Floyd star died from cancer in July at the age of 60.Late Pink Floyd star Syd Barrett left his brother and two sisters a $2.25 million estate in his will. The former singer/songwriter died from cancer in July at the age of 60. His family was forced to write Barrett's will for him, because he was considered incapable himself under the Mental Health Act. Barrett left the legendary band in 1968 after suffering an LSD-induced breakdown.
  • The Acid Guru’s Long, Strange Trip (review of Timothy Leary biography)

    11/02/2006 7:01:37 PM PST · by dangerfield · 8 replies · 719+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | November 6, 2006 | Jesse Walker
    In September 1970, the Weather Underground helped Timothy Leary escape from a federal prison. It wasn’t a natural alliance. Leary was a hippie icon, but he usually kept the Left at arm’s length, preferring psychedelic spirituality to armed revolution. The Weathermen, meanwhile, came from the most Stalinist recesses of the New Left. Their heroes included Kim Il Sung and Mao Zedong, and their methods were aimed less at blowing people’s minds than at blowing people up. Nonetheless, Leary played his new role with gusto, issuing a “P.O.W. Statement” that reads like a parody of revolutionary rhetoric. “Brothers and Sisters,” he...
  • LSD suggested as cure for alcoholism

    10/16/2006 3:58:35 PM PDT · by FFIGHTER · 103 replies · 1,275+ views
    ABC13.com ^ | 10-16-2006 | ABCNEWS
    (10/16/06) - Imagine this. You are hooked on alcohol and you want help getting off the booze. You go to your doctor, and he or she says, "Drop some acid." That's right. LSD, the infamous drug of choice for many hippies in the 1960s and '70s. Lysergic acid diethylamide, the drug that caused hallucinations or "tripping," was, of course, outlawed, giving it immeasurable street cred in its time, before fading away as flower-painted bodies grew into gray-flannel suits. So, in the 21st century, why would a respected medical doctor even consider prescribing LSD as a wonder drug to help cure...
  • Greens set out to monitor Burning Man fair (Think it may contribute to "Global Warming")

    09/02/2006 6:02:00 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 40 replies · 15,585+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 9/2/06 | Catherine Elsworth
    A counter-culture arts festival which champions alternative living is being vetted by environmentalists for its contribution to global warming. Burning Man bans the sale of anything but ice and coffee and declares clothing optional. The festival, which is expected to draw nearly 40,000 people to the Nevada desert this week, is described as an "experiment in temporary community dedicated to radical self-expression and radical self-reliance". It has few rules, no structure and features performances, installation art and music, which culminate in the symbolic burning of a large wooden man. A group of San Francisco scientists, calling themselves Cooling Man, have...
  • Hi-ho, hi-ho, it's off to toke we go (Boulder, Co. Bridge trolls charge a toll)

    07/14/2006 4:23:43 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 3 replies · 801+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 7-14-06 | Michael Malik
    Two men recently attempted to charge people a dollar to cross a bridge in a park near the intersection of Foothills Highway and Colorado Avenue and allegedly threatened to stab an off-duty sheriff's deputy with a broken golf club after he refused to pay.
  • The mystery of Syd

    07/12/2006 3:02:36 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 57 replies · 1,882+ views
    National Post ^ | July 12, 2006 | John Geiger
    With the youthful good looks of a dissolute poet, Syd Barrett was the poster boy for British psychedelia during the 1960s. Barrett named Pink Floyd, was the band's lead singer/guitarist, and wrote most of its early material, including the first singles, Arnold Layne and See Emily Play, and all but one track on its debut album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. Released in August 1967, the album fused disorienting lyrics with guitar freak-outs and tagged the 21-year-old Barrett as a musical visionary. Yet, while Barrett died last Friday aged 60, his dream died three decades ago. It has...
  • Mother arrested after son eats LSD-lace candy -Boy released from hospital, in state custody

    06/22/2006 9:39:26 AM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 47 replies · 1,244+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | Thursday, June 22, 2006 | Katie Humphrey
    As many as nine LSD-laced candies disappeared during a gathering at a Northwest Austin apartment and, about an hour later, a 3-year-old boy was hallucinating, crying as he grasped at the air, police said. The boy spent three days in Children's Hospital, at times in intensive care, before being discharged Wednesday and placed in a foster home. His mother, 22-year-old Ashli Rene Freas, faces a state jail felony charge of abandoning or endangering a child after the incident Sunday. Police arrested Freas late Sunday outside her Cedar Park apartment on Cypress Creek Road, saying she took her child to an...
  • The Iraq War is the epitome of perfection!!! (Troll Quality Index Hits Five-Year Low)

    05/17/2006 5:50:46 PM PDT · by cheneyrumsfeld08 · 69 replies · 4,697+ views
    Hello, fellow white people! Yeeeeeehaawwwwww! What in tarnation is all this jibber jabber I hear about the Iraqi war going anything but one hundred percent perfectly?! I tell ya what that is: COMMIE talk! These Un-American libs (which include minorities, women, and other minorities, such as blacks and homosexual gay queers!) the war has turned into a black hole with no "forseeable" (whatever in tarnation that big word means) end in sight. To this I say, shut your damn mouth! The only opinions that should be expressed are those that are in total agreement with our distinguished president, Dick Cheney,...
  • Officials: Water in Mass. Possibly Tainted

    03/28/2006 2:58:31 PM PST · by mathprof · 118 replies · 5,005+ views
    New York Times & AP ^ | March 28, 2006
    <p>Residents of two towns were ordered to stop using water from their taps after someone broke into the area's supply facility and left behind a 5-gallon container that had an odor.</p> <p>Officials stressed that there was no evidence the water supply had been contaminated, but they ordered the halt to water use as a precaution while the container and water were being tested.</p>
  • Destination detox

    03/02/2006 11:33:12 AM PST · by laney · 71 replies · 1,678+ views
    Religion News ^ | Feb 25th, 2006 | Caroline Wyatt
    There is nothing, it seems, that European women would rather spend a great deal of money on than getting away from it all at a spa or health farm and as correspondent Caroline Wyatt discovers, the bill is often as painful as the rather intrusive treatments. The brochure had a photo of a luxurious hotel, and all the buzzwords: revitalising, rejuvenating. A detox. Well, I was not sure about a de tox. I like to tox, and I think my liver and kidneys do an admirable job, considering the challenges. Apparently, the Maharishi Ayurveda spa offered daily full-body massages, with...
  • LSD Chemist Wants Drug Ban Eased

    01/11/2006 4:34:07 PM PST · by LouAvul · 12 replies · 615+ views
    cbs ^ | 1-11-06
    (AP) Albert Hofmann, the Swiss chemist who discovered the mind-altering drug LSD, turned 100 on Wednesday with the wish that the banned drug be made available for scientific research. "This is a wonderful birthday party we are having. One could say it is a consciousness-expanding experience without LSD," Hofmann said with a twinkle in his eye, standing at a podium to address about 50 people attending a formal gathering in Basel, the city where he worked in Switzerland's pharmaceutical industry. Hofmann, who still takes walks almost daily in the nearby hilly village where his lives with his wife, Anita, whom...
  • Father Of LSD Celebrating 100th Birthday

    01/11/2006 4:16:29 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 211 replies · 3,105+ views
    wjz.com ^ | 1/10/06 | unknown
    http://wjz.com/watercooler/watercooler_story_010144726.html Father Of LSD Celebrating 100th Birthday (AP) GENEVA LSD is an unlikely subject for a 100th birthday party. Yet the Swiss chemist who discovered the mind-altering drug and was its first human guinea pig is celebrating his centenary Wednesday — in good health and with plans to attend an international seminar on the hallucinogenic. "I had wonderful visions," Albert Hofmann said, recalling his first accidental consumption of the drug. "I sat down at home on the divan and started to dream," he told the Swiss television network SF DRS. "What I was thinking appeared in colors and in pictures....
  • Father of LSD nears the century mark: Scientist calls drug 'medicine for the soul'

    01/08/2006 12:20:54 PM PST · by wagglebee · 111 replies · 1,957+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 1/7/06 | CRAIG SMITH/New York Times
    BURG, Switzerland -- Albert Hofmann, the father of LSD, walked slowly across the small corner office of his modernist home on a grassy Alpine hilltop here, hoping to show a visitor the vista that sweeps before him on clear days. But outside there was only a white blanket of fog. He picked up a photograph of the view on his desk instead, left there perhaps to convince visitors of what really lies beyond the window. Hofmann will turn 100 on Wednesday, a milestone to be marked by a symposium in Basel on the chemical compound that he discovered and which...
  • Nearly 100, LSD's Father Ponders His 'Problem Child'

    01/07/2006 10:29:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies · 1,758+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 7, 2006 | CRAIG S. SMITH
    ALBERT Hofmann, the father of LSD, walked slowly across the small corner office of his modernist home on a grassy Alpine hilltop here, hoping to show a visitor the vista that sweeps before him on clear days. But outside there was only a white blanket of fog hanging just beyond the crest of the hill. He picked up a photograph of the view on his desk instead, left there perhaps to convince visitors of what really lies beyond the windowpane. Mr. Hofmann will turn 100 on Wednesday, a milestone to be marked by a symposium in nearby Basel on the...
  • A presidential son explores venture into national politics (discharged from Navy - Pot and LSD)

    10/23/2005 2:19:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies · 2,074+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | October 23, 2005 | Steve Friess
    ....The presidential son, who moved to Las Vegas in 2003 and campaigned for John F. Kerry last year, said he's about to embark on a ''listening tour" of Nevada to find out ''if my fellow citizens feel the same way about me as I feel about them." Carter, an equities investor who lives with his wife in fast-growing northwest Las Vegas, said he's been contemplating a bid against Ensign for a while. ... ....Ensign spokesman Jack Finn said the senator doesn't know much about Carter and couldn't comment on a possible opponent. Ensign told a local journalist that he didn't...
  • U.S. Out of New Orleans! [Sheehan Alert]

    09/16/2005 9:54:12 PM PDT · by conservativecorner · 70 replies · 2,082+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept.16, 2005 | JAMES TARANTO
    <p>Forgotten but not gone, mad mama Cindy Sheehan is still ranting away over at the Fluffington Toast in hope of defying Andy Warhol and scoring a 16th minute of fame. In her latest post, she declares, "George Bush needs to stop talking, admit the mistakes of his all around failed administration, pull our troops out of occupied New Orleans and Iraq, and excuse his self [sic] from power."</p>
  • Lunatic Sheehan: Get troops out of 'occupied New Orleans'

    09/16/2005 2:28:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 192 replies · 5,575+ views
    WND ^ | September 16, 2005
    Mother of slain soldier decries 'military and governmental fascism'Fresh from a visit to hurricane-ravaged Louisiana, anti-Bush activist Cindy Sheehan is demanding the U.S. military be removed from "occupied New Orleans." In a dispatch on leftist filmmaker Michael Moore's website, Sheehan said she was troubled by the "level of the military presence" in the Gulf Coast state. "George Bush needs to stop talking, admit the mistakes of his all around failed administration, pull our troops out of occupied New Orleans and Iraq, and excuse his self from power," she said. "The only way America will become more secure is if we...
  • NYTimes.com To Launch Premium Service Next Monday: Will Fans Pay for Famed Columnists?

    09/14/2005 5:13:02 AM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 60 replies · 1,019+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | September 13, 2005 | By Jay DeFoore
    Come Monday, Sept. 19, fans of New York Times columnists Maureen Dowd, Paul Krugman, and David Brooks will have to break out their credit cards. Sept. 19 is the launch date of TimesSelect, a new subscription service designed to diversify the newspaper's revenue stream beyond traditional Web site advertising. The popular Op-Ed columnists are the main selling point behind the $49.95 a year subscription. (The service will be free for the paper's home delivery subscribers). The paper's news, features, editorials, and analysis will remain free, as will interactive graphics, multimedia, and video. TimesSelect subscribers will also have the ability to...
  • An American Traitor: Guilty As Charged [Jane Fonda]

    06/10/2005 5:48:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies · 5,491+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 6-10-05 | Henry Mark Holzer and Erika Holzer
    An American Traitor: Guilty As Charged By Henry Mark Holzer and Erika HolzerFrontPageMagazine.com | June 10, 2005For three decades Jane Fonda obfuscated, distorted and lied about virtually everything connected with her wartime trip to North Vietnam: her motive, her acts, her intent, and her contribution to the Communists’ war effort.  With the aid of clever handlers, she so successfully suppressed and spun her conduct in Hanoi that many Americans didn’t know what she had done there, and, more important, the legal significance. Three years ago, our book, “Aid and Comfort”: Jane Fonda in North Vietnam (McFarland & Co.), laid bare...
  • Looking for article on that weird drug made from african root that recovers adicts in 24 hours

    05/08/2005 9:42:04 PM PDT · by Walkingfeather · 31 replies · 1,072+ views
    5/8/05 | walkingfeather
    I remember reading several months ago about some drug they developed from a tree or plant in africa. When people take it they go through this introspective journey and meet with some sort of spiritual being that sets them straight...? No I dont buy it but a "friend" wanted to read it. Thanks
  • The MAJESTIC Documents - Proof of President Trumans involvement with the study of a crashed UFO.

    04/19/2005 6:11:10 AM PDT · by vannrox · 90 replies · 3,269+ views
    The Majestic Documents Mission ^ | 19 September 1947 | Lt. General Twining
    Note: Skeptics abound. Readed the authentication section and the issues. This is the cumulation of over a decade of research and verification and validation of the Majestic Documents set. Majestic Documents.com is a groundbreaking look at the United States UFO program called Majestic and the top secret government documents that tell the story of presidential and military action, authorization, and cover-up regarding UFOs and their alien occupants. A remarkable work of investigative journalism, this website is the first to authenticate top secret UFO documents that tell a detailed story of the crashed discs, alien bodies, presidential briefings, and superb secrecy....
  • The Courting of Bill (Will Bush Nominate Bill Clinton for the Supreme Court to Nullify Hillary Run?)

    04/06/2005 1:50:53 PM PDT · by dead · 82 replies · 2,785+ views
    Village Voice ^ | April 5th, 2005 10:41 AM | James Ridgeway
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—The right-wing political community remains haunted by the specter of a "President Hillary Clinton" turning the Patriot Act on their own leaders, marching them off to jail, and throwing the key away. How to stop her? Condi might do the trick, but she's a little lightweight. Rather than oppose Senator Clinton, some Republican politicians are trying to cozy up. In Texas, The Hotline reports, two Republicans, Rick Perry running for re-election as governor and Kay Bailey Hutchison for the Senate, are beginning to deliberately point out how they have worked with Hillary. Last weekend Bob Novak described a novel...
  • Writer's ashes may be shot from cannon [Hunter S. Thompson "gonzo" funeral]

    02/24/2005 7:54:47 PM PST · by XR7 · 40 replies · 1,786+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 2/24/05 | Dan Elliott
    DENVER - Hunter S. Thompson, the "gonzo journalist" with a penchant for drugs, guns and flamethrower prose, might have one more salvo in store for everyone: Friends and relatives want to blast his ashes out of a cannon, just as he wished. "If that's what he wanted, we'll see if we can pull it off," said historian Douglas Brinkley, a friend of Thompson's and now the family's spokesman. Thompson, who shot himself to death at his Aspen-area home Sunday at 67, said several times he wanted an artillery send-off for his remains. "There's no question, I'm sure that's what he...
  • The son of Hunter S. Thompson says the author shot himself to death at his Aspen-area home.

    02/20/2005 8:14:19 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 808 replies · 26,932+ views
    AP News Alert ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- The son of Hunter S. Thompson says the author shot himself to death at his Aspen-area home.
  • Upcoming Events: Peter Jennings UFO Special on TV: February 24, 2005

    02/06/2005 8:16:28 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 162 replies · 8,652+ views
    ABC via UFO Evidence ^ | Wednesday, February 2, 2005 | Peter Jennings
    PETER JENNINGS REPORTING: UFO's: LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) -- Each year there are thousands of reports of unidentified flying objects, but the U.S. government doesn't investgate any of them. This special program will seriously examine the unexplained phenomena around the world that so many people believe is proof of the existence of UFOs.
  • Dr. Ecstasy (NYT puff piece on hallucinogenic chemist)

    01/30/2005 6:15:56 PM PST · by wagglebee · 111 replies · 1,537+ views
    New York Times ^ | 1/30/05 | DRAKE BENNETT
    Alexander Shulgin, Sasha to his friends, lives with his wife, Ann, 30 minutes inland from the San Francisco Bay on a hillside dotted with valley oak, Monterey pine and hallucinogenic cactus. At 79, he stoops a little, but he is still well over six feet tall, with a mane of white hair, a matching beard and a wardrobe that runs toward sandals, slacks and short-sleeved shirts with vaguely ethnic patterns. He lives modestly, drawing income from a small stock portfolio supplemented by his Social Security and the rent that two phone companies pay him to put cell towers on his...
  • Cuba's bio-research activity under scrutiny: Did Castro plant West Nile virus in Florida Keys?

    05/15/2002 1:10:18 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 11 replies · 1,465+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, May 15, 2002 | By H.P. Albarelli Jr.
    Notwithstanding former President Jimmy Carter's recent statement to the contrary, Undersecretary of State John Bolton's remarks about Cuba's biological weapons capabilities underscore lingering concerns with the rogue island only 90 miles from the United States. Bolton, on May 6, told an audience at the Washington, D.C.-based Heritage Foundation that the U.S. is suspicious about Cuban biomedical laboratories and their ability to transfer biological weapons technology to Iraq, Syria and Libya, all countries that Cuban President Fidel Castro visited last year. Bolton also made remarks, which may be interpreted as a clear signal of hardening State Department policy toward Cuba, faulting...
  • 'Ecstasy' Use Studied to Ease Fear in Terminally Ill

    12/27/2004 10:53:11 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 103 replies · 2,136+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 27 December 2004 | Rick Weiss
    For some, the diagnosis comes out of the blue. For others, it arrives after a long battle. Either way, the news that death is just a few months away poses a daunting challenge for both doctor and patient. Drugs can ease pain and reduce anxiety, but what about the more profound issues that come with impending death? The wish to resolve lingering conflicts with family members. The longing to know, before it's too late, what it means to love, or what it meant to live. There is no medicine to address such dis-ease. Or is there? This month, in a...
  • Tripping on acid, Viagra cocktail

    12/10/2004 1:08:17 PM PST · by Red Badger · 79 replies · 2,102+ views
    Times of India ^ | 12/10/2004 | ROHIT WADHWANEY
    NEW DELHI: The youth of India just won't stop experimenting with intoxicants. A few weeks ago we told you about school and college-goers pasting Iodex, a pain-relieving ointment, on bread and eating it for a high. Now, a new trend among hard-core drug addicts has come to light is of a cocktail of acid (LSD) and Viagra. Apparently for "prolonged mind-blowing sex." This new addiction is not just limited to a handful. In Delhi it is revealed by a telling statement of an addict, "I was at a rave in Mumbai (which has the highest number of LSD users in...
  • University researchers challenge Bush win in Florida

    11/18/2004 4:36:28 PM PST · by GGpaX4DumpedTea · 95 replies · 2,659+ views
    COMPUTERWORLD ^ | 11/18/2004 | Dan Verton
    Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, said today that they have uncovered statistical irregularities associated with electronic voting machines in three Florida counties that may have given President George W. Bush 130,000 or more excess votes. The researchers are now calling on state and federal authorities to look into the problems. The study, "The Effect of Electronic Voting Machines on Change in Support for Bush in the 2004 Florida Elections," was conducted by doctoral students and faculty from the university's sociology department and led by sociology professor Michael Hout. Hout is an expert on statistical methods at the Berkeley...
  • UC Berkeley prof proves Bush stole election!!!

    11/18/2004 1:17:42 PM PST · by ArcLight · 158 replies · 9,832+ views
    University of California at Berkeley ^ | 11/18/2004 | Michael Hout
    Summary: - Irregularities associated with electronic voting machines may have awarded 130,000 excess votes or more to President George W. Bush in Florida. - Compared to counties with paper ballots, counties with electronic voting machines were significantly more likely to show increases in support for President Bush between 2000 and 2004. This effect cannot be explained by differences between counties in income, number of voters, change in voter turnout, or size of Hispanic/Latino population. - In Broward County alone, President Bush appears to have received approximately 72,000 excess votes. - We can be 99.9% sure that these effects are not...
  • Bay Area bluest in blue state

    10/31/2004 1:01:48 PM PST · by SmithL · 60 replies · 2,607+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/31/4 | Joe Garofoli
    Arriving home from the hospital after being treated for a heart attack, 84-year-old Carol Barnes inched up the steps into her Sunset District home and headed straight for her absentee ballot. "She said, 'That ... Bush, I can't allow him to be president again,' " said her son, Bo Barnes. " 'I want to vote for Kerry to make the world safe.' " Too exhausted to do more than cast votes for president and two propositions, the widow of an Army major signed the ballot and told her son they'd complete the rest later. Three days later, on Oct. 17,...
  • Prepare for Kerry Thugs Anger at Defeat

    10/29/2004 5:23:35 PM PDT · by JimB in Venice · 32 replies · 1,072+ views
    10/29/04 | Jim Boldebook
    Be Prepared for angry Kerry thugs and thug-ettes after Kerry's defeat.
  • Son probes strange death of WMD worker (Frank Olson)

    09/12/2004 5:25:32 PM PDT · by Buddy B · 12 replies · 1,071+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sunday, September 12, 2004 | Scott Shane, Baltimore Sun
    Son probes strange death of WMD worker He believes agents murdered employee of Army to protect government secrets He was 9 years old when his mother woke him before dawn half a century ago in Cold War America. Eric Olson came blinking into the living room of their Frederick, Md., home, where his father's boss and friend, Col. Vincent Ruwet, sat with the family doctor. "Everybody had this stony-faced expression," Olson recalls. "I remember Ruwet saying, 'Your father was in New York and he had an accident. He either fell out the window or jumped.' " After decades of dogged...
  • Baby Burners (Parents bringing the kids to Burning Man desert bacchanal)

    08/30/2004 9:56:25 PM PDT · by MikalM · 13 replies · 1,632+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/30/04 | Janine DeFeo
    Burning Man, infamous for its drug-fueled debauchery in the wind- whipped Nevada desert, may seem like the last place to haul the kids for a family vacation. But the annual experiment in radical self-expression, communal living and massive interactive art is becoming something of a counterculture Disneyland as increasing numbers of Burners from the Bay Area and beyond are bringing their young ones to Black Rock City. To the uninitiated, a dry lakebed in the middle of nowhere -- plagued by dust storms and extreme temperatures and inhabited by no small number of naked people -- sounds like no place...
  • Blair Attacks "Swinging 60's" (Not-Dreaming-This Alert)

    07/19/2004 9:47:04 AM PDT · by Rutles4Ever · 58 replies · 2,190+ views
    This is London ^ | 7/19/2004 | Joe Murphy and Ben Leapman
    Tony Blair today launched an extraordinary attack on the decline of the traditional family and the rise of "different lifestyles". In a speech which risked a backlash from single parents' groups and Labour MPs, the Prime Minister said the culture of the "Swinging Sixties" was partly to blame for crime and social breakdown. "A society of different lifestyles spawned a group of young people who were brought up without parental discipline, without proper role models and without any sense of responsibility to others," said Mr Blair. "All of this was then multiplied in effect by the economic and social changes...
  • Caption These (Rome protest/riot)

    06/04/2004 8:48:37 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 21 replies · 251+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | 6-04-04 | Yahoo
    Masked demonstrators hurl objects during clashes with Italian Police at Circo Massimo grounds at a protest against the visit by President Bush in Rome, Friday June 4, 2004. Bush, who met Pope John Paul II at the Vatican Friday, is in Italy to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Rome's liberation and will proceed to France Saturday.(AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito) A U.S. flag with a swastika is seen during a protest against a visit by President Bush (news - web sites) in Rome, Friday June 4, 2004. Bush, who met Pope John Paul II at the Vatican Friday, is in...
  • Drug past of police recruits debated

    02/08/2004 12:35:43 AM PST · by RKB-AFG · 7 replies · 322+ views
    The Baltimore Sum ^ | February 6, 2004
    Drug past of police recruits debated As Maryland panel considers easing rules to shore up ranks, some up in arms The Baltimore Sun February 6, 2004 A state panel that sets standards for police hiring and training throughout Maryland is considering a proposal that would allow recruits to become police officers even if they had experimented with heroin, LSD and PCP - a move aimed at increasing the pool of applicants for short-staffed departments.
  • The Downside of Pop Culture: The Dead's free ride on drug use

    01/12/2004 12:42:06 PM PST · by Huck · 144 replies · 493+ views
    SFGATE.COM ^ | 1/9/04 | Chris Plunkett
    <p>If you've seen the recently released DVD of the Grateful Dead's New Year's Eve concert at the old Winterland in 1978, you likely have an incomplete idea of just how big a role drugs played in the group's appeal to its fans. If you caught the feature on the return of the Dead that aired on CBS' "Sixty Minutes II" in November, you were also likely disappointed that the show barely broached the band's wide influence on the drug culture. Yes, one of the world's greatest news organizations covered one of the world's most vocal and successful organizations in promoting drug use. Pretty simple assignment, one would agree.</p>
  • Drug use by teenagers declines, continues its decline

    12/23/2003 9:58:02 PM PST · by bdeaner · 87 replies · 1,369+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12/20/03 | AP
    Drug use by teenagers declines, continues its decline Associated Press - December 20, 2003 WASHINGTON (AP) - American teenagers are cutting back on their use of illicit drugs and cigarettes, but alcohol consumption is holding steady, the government says. An annual survey of eighth-, 10th- and 12th-graders done for the Department of Health and Human Services, found declines in many kinds of drugs for high school students, especially for Ecstasy and LSD. Overall, the Bush administration said the annual survey funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse showed an 11 percent drop in illegal drug use in the past...
  • Tripping De-Light Fantastic

    05/09/2003 8:43:46 PM PDT · by The FRugitive · 5 replies · 171+ views
    Slate ^ | May 7, 2003 | John Horgan
    A year ago, hoping to dispel the postpartum gloom that had gripped me after I finished writing a book, I hiked into a forest near my home and pitched a tent under some pine trees. I spent that day and evening listening to the forest, scribbling in my journal, and thinking—all while under the influence of a psychedelic drug. The next morning I returned to my wife and children feeling better than I had in months. What I did that day should not be illegal. Adults seeking solace or insight ought to be allowed to consume psychedelics such as LSD,...
  • "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" Book Discussion

    09/09/2002 4:32:42 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 88 replies · 1,572+ views
    Self | September 9, 2002
    OK, let this be the official thread for the book discussion of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.
  • It's open ZOT Friday: You people are [expletive deleted] pathetic.

    12/05/2003 5:21:49 AM PST · by Pedantic_Lady · 499 replies · 2,933+ views
    05-December-2003 | Pedantic_Lady
    With VERY few exceptions (thanks to the people that were human and to people that wrote me privately) you people are a bunch of fundamentalist zealots. You aren't conservatives...you're fascists. You make me embarrassed to be a Republican.
  • William Shatner's dubious honourMay 05,2003

    05/04/2003 10:44:24 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 96 replies · 571+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | staff writer
    Shatner's dubious honourMay 05, 2003STAR Trek legend William Shatner's version of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds has been voted the worst Beatles cover of all time. The former Captain Kirk, 72, beat children's TV pigs Pinky and Perky, who did a version of All My Loving, and Will Young and Gareth Gates with The Long and Winding Road. Viewers voted in a BBC online poll to mark the 40th anniversary of The Beatles' first No 1, From Me to You. Other flops in the BBC online poll included grand prix champ Damon Hill's Drive My Car; Bananarama with French...
  • Researchers See Specter In N.C. Statehouse

    02/24/2003 6:43:07 AM PST · by vannrox · 10 replies · 335+ views
    SF GATE ^ | Thursday, February 20, 2003 | AP
    <p>RALEIGH, N.C. -- A haunted Statehouse? Paranormal researchers who set up shop in the state Capitol in November have released findings that include a sighting of a specter in Reconstruction-era clothing sitting in the third chair in the third row of the old House chambers.</p>
  • All Pictures and Logos on the WEB world wide disappeared

    02/18/2003 2:33:30 AM PST · by acnielsen guy · 189 replies · 729+ views
    Observation | self
    All pictures and logos on the world wideweb disappeared at 4:15 easter until 4:20 EST. I check France, Spain, Germany, America, and Japan. American contacts confirmed this also.
  • Teen Drug Use Associated With Psychiatric Disorders Later In Life

    01/15/2003 1:36:20 PM PST · by vannrox · 39 replies · 579+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 2003-01-15 | NIH/National Institute On Drug Abuse
    Teen Drug Use Associated With Psychiatric Disorders Later In LifeChildren who start to use alcohol, marijuana or other illicit drugs in their early teen years are more likely to experience psychiatric disorders, especially depression, in their late 20's. Although teens who started smoking at an early age were at increased risk for alcohol dependence and substance use disorders in their late 20's, they did not appear to be at an increased risk for depression or other psychiatric disorders. However, initiating tobacco use in late adolescence was associated with depression and other psychiatric disorders in the late 20s. These findings are...
  • Scientist's death haunts family (Frank Olson)

    08/19/2002 9:37:00 PM PDT · by Leper Messiah · 4 replies · 298+ views
    Mercury News ^ | Aug. 08, 2002 | Fredric N. Tulsky
    <p>The death in 1953 of a government scientist, Frank Olson, in a fall from a New York hotel window, is one of the most notorious cases in CIA history.</p> <p>Only in 1975 did Olson's family learn that the CIA had slipped LSD into his drink, days before his death. President Ford apologized for an experiment gone awry, and promised that the government would reveal everything about the case.</p>