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  • Colorado town's water may be tainted with marijuana chemical

    07/21/2016 8:11:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 21, 2016 10:50 PM EDT
    Officials told residents of a small Colorado community not to drink or shower in tap water Thursday because one of the town’s wells may have been contaminated with THC, marijuana’s intoxicating chemical. No illnesses have been linked to the water in Hugo, a town of about 730 people some 100 miles southeast of Denver, said Lincoln County Public Health Director Susan Kelly. THC was detected in tests conducted with field kits, although other field tests were negative, sheriff’s Capt. Michael Yowell said. More definitive laboratory tests were underway, he said. …
  • Magic mushrooms lifts severe depression in trial

    05/17/2016 1:03:20 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 70 replies
    www.telegraph.co.u ^ | 17 May 2016 • 1:17pm | Henry Bodkin
    Psilocybin, which is found in magic mushrooms, was administered to depression patients in a pill Credit: TELEGRAPH =========================================================================================================================== A hallucinogenic chemical found in magic mushrooms has successfully lifted severe depression in previously untreatable patients. Scientists at Imperial College London induced intense psychedelic trips in 12 people using high doses of the banned substance psilocybin. A week after the experience all the volunteers were depression-free, and three months later five still had no symptoms of the condition. Published in the Lancet Psychiatry Journal, the study welcomes the results as “promising, but not completely compelling". Its authors are now seeking further...
  • Sharon Stone wonders how many times Bernie Sanders has tripped on LSD: ‘There’s a...

    04/16/2016 11:10:14 AM PDT · by PROCON · 50 replies
    nydailynews ^ | April 15, 2016 | NANCY DILLON
    Full Title: Sharon Stone wonders how many times Bernie Sanders has tripped on LSD: ‘There’s a certain edge to his personality’Her basic instincts tell her Bernie Sanders probably took LSD. Outspoken actress Sharon Stone recently told The Hollywood Reporter she worries the presidential candidate, 74, dabbled in psychedelic drugs during his younger years. "He didn't really work until he was 40, so I wonder, like, how much acid has this guy taken?" the "Basic Instinct" star told the magazine.
  • Jerry Brown calls other states’ gun laws ‘gigantic back door’ for terrorists

    12/06/2015 12:44:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | December 5, 2015 | David Siders
    California governor criticizes ‘wide open’ Nevada, Arizona. LE BOURGET, France — Gov. Jerry Brown said Saturday that “wide open” gun laws in Nevada and Arizona are a “gigantic back door through which any terrorist can walk,” while he was noncommittal on efforts to strengthen gun control measures in California. Brown, arriving in France for climate talks after the mass shooting in San Bernardino last week, called the shooting a terrorist attack. The guns used were purchased legally in California before being modified, authorities have said. Asked if stricter gun control laws were warranted, as some activists have argued, the fourth-term...
  • Silicon Valley acid trip? Taking small doses of LSD ("microdosing") becoming popular in Bay Area

    11/29/2015 4:08:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/29/2015 | Carol Brown
    Taking small doses of LSD ("microdosing") is said to be becoming popular in the Bay area of California. People working in competitive high tech settings are using it to increase creativity and productivity. Breitbart reports: One tech startup worker from San Francisco who spoke anonymously to Rolling Stone said he takes "microdoses" in his free time and sometimes at the office. A microdose is described as approximately 10 micrograms of LSD or 0.2-0.5 grams of mushrooms. "Microdosing has helped me come up with some new designs to explore and new ways of thinking," the anonymous tech worker RS refers to...
  • Silicon Valley professionals are taking LSD at work to increase productivity

    11/27/2015 8:52:04 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 86 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | Adam Boult
    It seems unlikely, but that’s apparently what some Silicon Valley professionals have been doing - and reporting great results. According to Rolling Stone, a growing number of people are experimenting with "microdoses" of psychedelics to help them work. A microdose of LSD is around 10-15 micrograms, approximately a tenth of a "normal" dose. ... At that dosage, Rolling Stone describes the drug's effects as "subperceptual": 'Enough, says Rick Doblin, founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, 'to feel a little bit of energy lift, a little bit of insight, but not so much that you are...
  • Homeopathy conference ends in chaos after delegates take hallucinogenic drug

    09/08/2015 11:56:03 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 77 replies
    Social News Daily ^ | 8 Sept 2015
    An alternative medicine conference has ended in chaos in Germany after dozens of delegates took a LSD-like drug and started suffering from hallucinations. Broadcaster NDR described the 29 men and women “staggering around, rolling in a meadow, talking gibberish and suffering severe cramps”. Tests on their blood and urine revealed they had all taken hallucinogenic drug 2C-E, which is known as Aquarust in Germany and has been illegal there since the end of last year.
  • A psychedelic send-off for 'the godfather of LSD': Susan Sarandon at Burning Man

    09/06/2015 11:58:44 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 6, 2015 | Kelly Mclaughlin and Mia De Graaf
    Susan Sarandon led a very belated funeral procession for her dear friend, the 'godfather of LSD' Timothy Leary, at Burning Man on Saturday. Clutching his ashes on the march into a makeshift church, the 67-year-old actress - who was wearing a bridal gown - said she had wanted to lay Leary to rest where he would be surrounded by revelers who had taken the psychedelic drug to honor his memory. 'I think he'd be so happy,' Sarandon said of Leary, who died and was cremated in 1996. 'I think he would have loved the chaos. He would have loved it....
  • Norway study links mental illness to drugs

    05/01/2015 6:54:25 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    The Local ^ | 4-27-2015
    A new Norwegian study has shown that alcohol and drug abuse is much more common among patients suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression than in the population at large. The study, conducted by the Norwegian Institute for Public Health, looked into the extent of drug and alcohol dependence among Norwegians diagnosed with serious mental health disorders. Every fourth patient with schizophrenia and every fifth with bipolar disorder also suffered problems with substance abuse.  One in ten people who were severely depressed also had problems with alcohol or drug-related health problems.  It is estimated that one in forty Norwegians indulge...
  • Demonic and Ungodly Names in the Book of Mormon 2 [The OTHER WORLD series]

    10/27/2014 9:59:21 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 29 replies
    LifeAfter.org ^ | Jan. 11 | Michelle Grim
    Over five years ago I wrote an article entitled ‘Demonic and Ungodly Names in the Book of Mormon’. Since then I have been asked by numerous people to write more on this particular subject so here it is! Back by popular demand I went through my old notes and found some other names that I think would be of interest to the Mormon and non-Mormon alike. There were more than 50 names of people and/or places that contradict what the Biblical accounts report. Here are just a few of them. ChemishThe name of Chemish so closely resembles the name of...
  • Bitcoin: more than just the currency of digital vice

    05/10/2014 2:47:36 PM PDT · by yoe · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 14, 2013 | Arwa Mahdawi
    Dale doesn't exactly look like an international crypto-criminal. He's soft-spoken, baby-faced, and a senior at an Ivy League college. But every couple of weeks the political science major logs onto the Silk Road, an online black market that has been described as an "amazon.com of drugs" to buy wholesale quantities of "molly" (also known as MDMA, a particularly "pure" form of ecstasy), LSD and magic mushrooms. Some of these will be for his personal use, and the rest he'll flog to less tech-savvy classmates at a mark-up of up to 300%. On a good weekend, he can net a profit...
  • Florida family falls ill after eating meat tainted with LSD

    03/08/2014 1:29:47 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/7/2014 | Fox News
    TAMPA, Fla. – Authorities say a Florida woman who was 9 months pregnant and her family became ill after eating meat tainted with LSD. Tampa police say doctors induced labor and the woman had a healthy baby boy. The entire family was eventually released from the hospital in good condition.
  • Fla. family falls ill after eating meat with LSD

    03/07/2014 4:48:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 7, 2014 7:38 PM EST
    Authorities say a Florida woman who was 9 months pregnant and her family became ill after eating meat tainted with LSD. […] Police say the bottom round steak was purchased from a Wal-Mart in Tampa. The store has turned over all its meat to police for testing. …
  • Driver who thought he could time travel while driving on LSD gets prison sentence

    05/17/2013 6:08:33 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 17 replies
    The Saratogian ^ | May 16, 2013 | Emily Donohue
    BALLSTON SPA — A Ballston Lake man who thought he could time travel while driving drunk and on LSD won’t travel any further than state prison for up to three years after being convicted of vehicular assault. According to Saratoga County District Attorney James A. Murphy III, Terrence J. Rudes, 21, of Windy Hill Road in Ballston Lake was driving on Church Avenue in Ballston Spa Sept. 17 when he crossed a double yellow line and hit another vehicle head-on. The driver of that car suffered serious injuries as a result of the crash. Ballston Spa police, who responded to...
  • Teens Trade PlayStation For LSD

    12/13/2012 12:55:20 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 21 replies
    KDKA ^ | 12/13/12 | KDKA
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Police are investigating after two Washington County teens were taken to the hospital after taking LSD. Police say two 14-year-old boys were transported to Mon Valley Hospital after taking the drug Wednesday. They allegedly traded a PlayStation 3 gaming console for six hits of LSD in Fallowfield Township. One of the boys was transferred to Children’s Hospital. No word on their conditions or who gave them drugs.
  • Naked college freshman, 18, shot dead by campus police after he 'charged at officer' (Alabama)

    10/06/2012 6:23:12 PM PDT · by dennisw · 90 replies
    dailymail ^ | 6 October 2012 | By James Nye
    In a tragic and bizarre incident a University of Alabama student who was naked has been fatally shot after charging a campus police officer early on Saturday morning. University officials said that the confrontation occurred after the officer went outside the police station to investigate a banging noise that was coming from his office window. Confronted with 18-year-old Gilbert Thomas Collar who was acting erratically and wearing no clothes, the officer shot the student once in the chest after he repeatedly charged. Authorities said that the officer attempted to retreat several times in an attempt to defuse the situation but...
  • Police: Man High On Bath Salts Assaults EMS Medic (Austin, TX)

    06/04/2012 3:15:08 PM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    keyetv.com ^ | June 4, 2012 | keye
    Police say a person called 911 that a man had jumped off the Pflugerville Pedestrian Bridge, swam to the south shore and then took his clothes off. Police responded and met the caller, who said the man seemed under the influence of drugs and was verbally abusive towards him and others on the hike and bike trail before running east, wearing only his red boxer shorts. He was found by police at Auditorium Shores next to South First Street. The Affidavit says Leask tried to speak to the officers but wasn’t making any sense, saying that he was god and...
  • Miami Monster Eats Man's Face

    05/29/2012 7:16:04 AM PDT · by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh · 41 replies
    Daily Online UK ^ | May 28, 2012 | Christine Snow
    This is the first look at the naked homeless man who ate another Man's face while high on a new potent form of LSD.
  • Mary Pinchot Meyer Book Suggests JFK Did LSD, Assassinated by CIA (along w/ mistress)

    04/28/2012 6:14:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 4/23/12 | Brittney R. Villalva
    Mary Pinchot Meyer Book Suggests JFK Did LSD, Assassinated by CIABy Brittney R. Villalva, Christian Post Reporter April 23, 2012|9:22 am The most recent book to come out concerning former president John F. Kennedy revolves mostly around his mistress, Mary Pinchot. The new conspiracy theory suggests that JFK and his mistress were both murdered by the CIA. Mary Pinchot was shot and killed execution style on Oct. 12, 1964 in broad daylight. The man originally suspected of killing her was eventually released due to eyewitness testimony, and the murder has since remained unsolved. In his new book titled "Mary's Mosaic:...
  • Romney Nomination in doubt – Brokered Convention likely

    04/24/2012 8:32:25 PM PDT · by Huskrrrr · 42 replies
    Whiteout Press ^ | Richard Winger
    April 24, 2012. Des Moines. Two networks yesterday, CNBC and MSNBC, broadcast a little known fact – Ron Paul appears to be winning the Republican nomination for President. When the popular Texas Congressman repeatedly assured supporters that the race was about delegates, not beauty contests, he apparently knew what he was talking about. Now, after three more states locked in delegates to the GOP nominating convention – CO, MN and IA – indicators point to a brokered convention with a possible, even probable, Ron Paul victory.
  • Operation Midnight Climax: How the CIA Dosed S.F. Citizens with LSD

    04/04/2012 1:31:49 PM PDT · by Theoria · 23 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | 14 Mar 2012 | Troy Hooper
    It's been over 50 years, but Wayne Ritchie says he can still remember how it felt to be dosed with acid. He was drinking bourbon and soda with other federal officers at a holiday party in 1957 at the U.S. Post Office Building on Seventh and Mission streets. They were cracking jokes and swapping stories when, suddenly, the room began to spin. The red and green lights on the Christmas tree in the corner spiraled wildly. Ritchie's body temperature rose. His gaze fixed on the dizzying colors around him. The deputy U.S. marshal excused himself and went upstairs to his...
  • LSD May Help Cure Alcoholism, Study Says

    03/10/2012 6:23:53 PM PST · by AnTiw1 · 126 replies
    AllMediaNY ^ | March 10, 2012 | Vania Andre
    There’s a case for legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes, but what about LSD? A new report released Friday suggests LSD can be used to treat alcoholism. LSD can prevent patients from relapsing during alcohol abuse treatment, researchers from Norwegian University of Science and Technology found. “A single dose of LSD has a significant beneficial effect on alcohol misuse,” the researchers wrote. The study was published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. “LSD worked in an entirely different way than any current psychiatric drugs,” Teri Krebs, researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. “Many patients said they had gained a...
  • LSD Blotter Index

    Here's another LSD thread..... You have got to look at this!!!
  • Common drugs linked to cognitive impairment and possibly to increased risk of death

    06/24/2011 12:13:51 PM PDT · by decimon · 16 replies · 2+ views
    Indiana University School of Medicine ^ | June 24, 2011 | Unknown
    INDIANAPOLIS – A large, long-term study confirms that medications with anticholinergic activity, which include many drugs frequently taken by older adults, cause cognitive impairment. The research is also the first to identify a possible link between these drugs – which include over-the-counter and prescription sleep aids and incontinence treatments – and risk of death. The two-year study of the impact of these medications on 13,000 men and women aged 65 and older is part of the Medical Research Council (UK) Cognitive Function and Ageing Studies (CFAS), a large UK-based longitudinal multi-center study initiative looking at health and cognitive function in...
  • My 12 hours as a madman [One for pop-culture-history buffs.]

    05/14/2011 11:24:59 AM PDT · by danielmryan · 18 replies
    Maclean's ^ | Ocober 1, 1953 | Sidney Katz
    [A brief introduction. This article, published in Maclean's, was the first popular treatment of LSD. Those who associate LSD with the 1960s will be surprised at the way the drug was categorized and presented in the early 1950s. At the time, people thought LSD induced a temporary psychosis: synthetic schizophrenia. Some psychiatrists were recommending other psychiatrists take the drug so as to get an "inside-out" experience of schizophrenia. I've put the beignning and the end just below, while snipping Katz's blow-by-blow depiction of his experience itself: it can be found in the original article, starting on page two.] Here is...
  • The Stench in Here is Terrible (50 years of LSD)

    03/16/2011 1:16:56 PM PDT · by woofie · 56 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 15 2011 | Zombie
    The story is told of a young chemist who, one evening, accidentally ingested a droplet of an unknown fluid from one of his test tubes, the leftovers of a past experiment. Within minutes his mind went reeling and he was subjected to not only the wildest hallucinations, but also what he felt were world-altering insights into the nature of the universe. The next day, after the drug had worn off, he tried to describe his experience to his colleagues and friends, but could not find the words to do it justice. Everyone he spoke to shrugged it off as a...
  • Former Grateful Dead soundman and famous LSD chemist Owsley 'Bear' Stanley dies in car crash

    03/13/2011 7:19:11 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 57 replies
    The Courier-Mail ^ | March 14, 2011 | Brooke Baskin
    A 76-YEAR-OLD man who was killed when his car ran off the road in far north Queensland was reportedly Owsley `Bear’ Stanley, a 1960s counter-revolutionary and the first man to produce LSD en masse. Stanley’s car ran off the road on the Kennedy Highway between Davies Ck and Koah on Saturday. He was also an accomplished sound engineer and the long-time soundman and financier for psychedelic rock band the Grateful Dead. Former Rolling Stones and Grateful Dead tour manager Sam Cutler, who lives in Brisbane, released a statement on behalf of Stanley’s family confirming his death. Stanley became an Australian...
  • THE UNHOLY PAST OF THE MUSLIM CLERIC DEMANDING THE POPE'S EXECUTION

    09/21/2006 6:38:46 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 25 replies · 750+ views
    thisislondon.co.uk ^ | 19.09.06 | website
    Choudary: Refuses to discuss his dissolute youth At 39, Anjem Choudary should be a symbol of success for his peers. Born into the working-class family of a market trader in Welling on the outskirts of London, he has risen - thanks to the opportunities offered by the British education system - to become a qualified lawyer. But it is unlikely his old school will be inviting him to be guest speaker on prize-giving day. Their former pupil is not famous for his elegant oratory in court. Instead, the articulate Mr Choudary preaches hatred and murder in the streets of Britain...
  • The Unholy Past of the Muslim Cleric Demanding the Pope's Execution

    09/19/2006 10:16:15 AM PDT · by TaxachusettsMan · 24 replies · 1,237+ views
    ThisIsLondon.Co.UK ^ | September 19, 2006 | ThisIsLondon
    At 39, Anjem Choudary should be a symbol of success. Born into a working-class family, he has risen - thanks to opportunities offered by the British education system - to become a lawyer. Instead, Mr Choudary preaches hatred and murder in the streets of Britain to the next generation of young, impressionable Muslims. This week he stood outside Westminster Cathedral to call for the execution of the Pope as punishment for 'insulting Islam'. He fulminated against Benedict XVl, adding: "Whoever insults the message of Mohammed is going to be subject to capital punishment." It's a long way from days as...
  • McCain's Shift Makes Him Senate's Most Conservative (HURL ALERT)

    02/24/2011 5:25:56 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies
    The National Journal ^ | 2011-02-24 | Reid Wilson
    The politician who once best exemplified the idea of a "maverick" independent has shifted so far to the right that he is now tied for the title of the Senate's most conservative member, according to National Journal's 2010 vote ratings. According to a comprehensive examination of 96 Senate votes taken in 2010, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., along with seven of his colleagues, voted most often on the conservative side. His 89.7 composite conservative score ties him with stalwarts like Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., and gives him a more conservative score than Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. (snip)...
  • Two dozen fall ill at Obama rally in Md.

    10/07/2010 1:19:41 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 88 replies
    WTOP ^ | 10/07 | WTOP
    BOWIE, Md. - About two dozen people have been treated for illness during a rally featuring President Obama at Bowie State University. Prince George's County Fire and EMS spokesman Mark Brady tells WTOP numerous ambulances have been sent to the rally after people started fainting and became dizzy.
  • Ever War: President Lancer and the Honeytrap

    09/17/2010 9:32:37 PM PDT · by wizkid · 13 replies
    JohnQuincy ^ | 09/12/2010 | WizKid
    In January 1963, the mentally disturbed owner of the Washington Post, Phillip Graham, startled a gathering of newspaper editors at the swank Arizona Biltmore Hotel by seizing the convention microphone and spinning a bizarre tale of a presidential affair all the while undressing. Wild as it may seem, the affair involved a far left socialite and allegations sex and LSD used to manipulate the President of the United States to support a one world government. Air Force One was quickly dispatched to shuttle a tranquilized Graham back to Washington in a straight jacket and the editors, who adored Kennedy, quickly...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 08-06-10 (DUmmies Share LSD Trips)

    08/06/2010 7:13:20 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | August 6, 2010 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    You want to know one big reason why DUmmies act so divorced from reality? Drugs. There have been previous DUFU editions about DUmmies boasting about the multitude of drugs they have used. And in this DUmmie THREAD, "LSD questions," they discuss dropping acid. This also explains their warped view of life and politics. So let us now watch the DUmmies turn on, tune in, and drop out in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, noting that Bob Crumb artwork is the most interesting thing to come out of the acid experience, is in the [brackets]: LSD...
  • "Summer of Satan" cultists and cannibals of 1970 behind murders where victims' hearts missing

    07/26/2010 8:03:53 PM PDT · by Coleus · 10 replies
    ny dailynews ^ | July 18, 2010 | Mara Bovson
    On June16, 1970, a hiker stumbled upon a shallow grave off a highway near El Cariso, in southern California. It held the body of Florence Nancy Brown, 29, a schoolteacher from El Toro who worked with handicapped children. Thirteen days earlier, Brown told her husband she was going to a PTA meeting, got into her car and vanished.  About a month later, July 11, 1970, a man fishing on the Yellowstone River in Montana cast his line into the rushing waters and, instead of a trout, snagged a corpse. It was the remains of James Schlosser, 22, a social worker...
  • Studies on Spiders show the dangers of Drugs Like Marijuana (Very cool Video)

    05/22/2010 11:45:56 AM PDT · by OneVike · 75 replies · 1,851+ views
    ChicoER Gate | 5/22/10 | Chuck Wolk
    As I told you a few weeks ago, this November the voters of California will decide whether or not marijuana should be legalized or not. In the article, Legalizing Marijuana, So Politicians Can Spend More Money, I gave my reasons for being against the initiative. After all, the last thing we need to do in California is feed the drug habit of politicians by giving them another product to tax millions of dollars on for their already failed programs. That's right, tax dollars is just as addictive to politicians as crack cocaine is to those caught in it's web...
  • LSD Tripper Amputates, Flushes "Monster" -Containing Testicles

    05/17/2010 9:14:08 AM PDT · by llevrok · 50 replies · 1,558+ views
    The Arcata Eye ^ | 5/12/2010
    The use of the drug LSD, or commonly referred to as “acid,” appears to be increasing especially among young adults in Arcata, according to an Arcata Police Department press release issued yesterday. On April 18, officers responded to a residence to assist the Arcata Mad River Ambulance with a 31-year-old male subject who had just castrated himself. Medical personnel and officers were unable to locate the subject’s testicles. He later told officers that he flushed them down the toilet as he feared they contained “monsters.” The victim, who police say had a Tennessee address, was with several friends when he...
  • LSD Tripper Amputates, Flushes Monster-Containing Testicles

    05/15/2010 3:16:03 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 152 replies · 2,867+ views
    The use of the drug LSD, or commonly referred to as “acid,” appears to be increasing especially among young adults in Arcata, according to an Arcata Police Department press release issued yesterday. On April 18, officers responded to a residence to assist the Arcata Mad River Ambulance with a 31-year-old male subject who had just castrated himself. Medical personnel and officers were unable to locate the subject’s testicles. He later told officers that he flushed them down the toilet as he feared they contained “monsters.”
  • 'Witch doctor' fed blind motorcyclist LSD-laced gherkins

    03/25/2010 7:47:54 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies · 843+ views
    metro.co.uk ^ | March 25, 2010
    A ‘witch doctor’ has been jailed for eight months after claiming he could cure a blind man – by feeding him gherkins laced with LSD. Jobless hairdresser Patrick Baecker, 35, posed as a mystic healer and told Axel Pfeffer he would make him see for Ł20,000. The court in Fehmarn, Germany, heard how the former motorcyclist had tried everything to restore his sight after losing it in a crash. But instead Baecker fed him pickles laced with powerful mind-bending hallucinogenic drugs to induce visions. ‘You are a hairdresser, not a shaman,’ Judge Markus Faerber told Baecker in court.
  • Long, strange trip (Did the CIA test LSD in the New York City subway system?)

    03/14/2010 1:28:30 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies · 1,263+ views
    New York Post ^ | Philip Messing
    A declassified FBI report from the Baltimore field office dated Aug. 25, 1950 provides some tantalizing support for the claim. "The BW [biological weapon] experiments to be conducted by representatives of the Department of the Army in the New York Subway System in September 1950, have been indefinitely postponed," states the memo, a copy of which the author provided to The Post. An Olson colleague, Dr. Henry Eigelsbach, confirmed to Albarelli that the LSD subway test did, in fact, occur in November 1950, albeit on a smaller scale than first planned. Little, however, is known about the test — what...
  • French bread spiked with LSD in CIA experiment

    03/12/2010 5:04:08 AM PST · by Palter · 36 replies · 1,132+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 11 Mar 2010 | Henry Samuel
    A 50-year mystery over the 'cursed bread' of Pont-Saint-Esprit, which left residents suffering hallucinations, has been solved after a writer discovered the US had spiked the bread with LSD as part of an experiment. In 1951, a quiet, picturesque village in southern France was suddenly and mysteriously struck down with mass insanity and hallucinations. At least five people died, dozens were interned in asylums and hundreds afflicted. For decades it was assumed that the local bread had been unwittingly poisoned with a psychedelic mould. Now, however, an American investigative journalist has uncovered evidence suggesting the CIA peppered local food with...
  • Drugs chief: Alcohol more dangerous than ecstasy, LSD and cannabis

    10/29/2009 6:03:25 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 19 replies · 913+ views
    The British Government's chief drug adviser has sparked controversy by claiming ecstasy, LSD and cannabis are less dangerous than cigarettes and alcohol. Professor David Nutt, chairman of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, attacked the decision to make cannabis a class B drug. He accused former home secretary Jacqui Smith, who reclassified the drug, of "distorting and devaluing" scientific research. Prof Nutt said smoking cannabis created only a "relatively small risk" of psychotic illness. And he claimed advocates of moving ecstasy into class B from class A had "won the intellectual argument". All drugs, including alcohol and tobacco,...
  • 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' dies

    09/29/2009 7:18:40 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 30 replies · 1,337+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 09/29/09 | Peter Wilkinson
    LONDON, England (CNN) -- The childhood friend of John Lennon's son who inspired the Beatles' psychedelic masterpiece "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" has died aged 46 from the chronic disease Lupus. Lucy Vodden was a classmate of Julian Lennon, who came home from school one day carrying a drawing of his 4-year-old classmate. "That's Lucy in the sky with diamonds," he told his father. Lennon seized on the image and embellished it in a song along with "newspaper taxis" and a "girl with kaleidoscope eyes." The BBC later banned the track, which appeared on the 1967 album "Sgt. Pepper's...
  • Mexico Legalizes Drug Possession

    08/21/2009 2:53:19 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 277 replies · 7,373+ views
    NYT ^ | August 21, 2009 | AP
    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico enacted a controversial law on Thursday decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, cocaine, heroin and other drugs while encouraging government-financed treatment for drug dependency free of charge. The law sets out maximum "personal use" amounts for drugs, also including LSD and methamphetamine. People detained with those quantities will no longer face criminal prosecution; the law goes into effect on Friday.
  • Weaponized drugs: armed and delirous:

    08/20/2009 7:26:04 AM PDT · by BGHater · 4 replies · 474+ views
    Mind Hacks ^ | 19 Aug 2009 | Vaughan
    Today's Nature has a fantastic article about how psychoactive drugs are being developed into a new generation of chemical weapons design to have specific psychological effects on the enemy. This has long been part of military research (see the famous and unintentionally hilarious footage of British troops being given LSD presumably from the 1950s) but the effects of the mind altering weapons have generally been thought to be too unpredictable and largely restricted to the lab. However, the Nature article argues that as our knowledge increases and specific biochemical pathways in the body are discovered, chemical and biological weapons are...
  • Hiking Newlyweds Who Took LSD Rescued After Wife Has Bad Reaction

    08/19/2009 10:53:47 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 174 replies · 5,394+ views
    Fox News ^ | 08/19/09
  • Police arrest naked 'Terminator'

    07/14/2009 8:14:54 AM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 54 replies · 2,383+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/13/2009
    A man found naked at a casino claimed he was a Terminator sent from the future. 19-year-old Sean Stanley Smith was arrested on the Nevada border after he was spotted by a motorist wandering around the highway nude. He was ordered by police to stop but proceeded into a nearby casino - where he was then tasered in front of a group of children.
  • What Mormons Think of the Bible

    06/23/2009 3:47:53 PM PDT · by delacoert · 116 replies · 1,740+ views
    Official Mormon Statements about the Bible: The Mormon church teaches that the Bible has been corrupted and does not contain the fullness of the gospel. This is reflected in one of their Articles of Faith which states: "We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly" (Pearl of Great Price). Joseph Smith stated: "it was apparent that many important points touching the salvation of men, had been taken from the Bible, or lost before it was compiled" (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p.10); "I believe the Bible as it read when...
  • Selling Drugs and Revolution to Children in America

    06/13/2009 4:53:36 AM PDT · by el marco · 3 replies · 394+ views
    El Marco's new photo essay exposes how the Denver Art Museum is promoting LSD and radical revolution to today's generation of children. This in-depth study uncovers how a public institution is undermining the city it is supposed to serve. The shocking history of the Psychedelic Movement in San Francisco is juxtaposed with real tragedy in today's recovery community in Denver. http://www.lookingattheleft.com/2009/06/drugs-and-revolution-to-children-at-dam/
  • Real 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' gravely ill

    06/12/2009 12:34:36 PM PDT · by john in springfield · 10 replies · 1,117+ views
    MSN/AP ^ | June 12, 2009 | AP
    Real 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' gravely ill June 12, 2009, 9:22 AM EST LONDON (AP) -- They were childhood chums. Then they drifted apart, lost touch completely, and only renewed their friendship decades later, when illness struck. Not so unusual, really. Except she is Lucy Vodden — the girl who was the inspiration for the Beatles' 1967 psychedelic classic "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" — and he is Julian Lennon, the musician son of John Lennon. They are linked together by something that happened more than 40 years ago when Julian brought home a drawing from school...
  • Uncle Sam's Human Lab Rats

    05/21/2009 9:47:44 AM PDT · by BGHater · 4 replies · 351+ views
    Mother Jones ^ | 16 May 2009 | Bruce Falconer
    They say government scientists messed with their minds. Now, veterans of secret psychedelic tests want answers. Their stories are a staple of conspiracy culture: broken men, suffering hallucinations and near-total amnesia, who say they are victims of secret government mind-control experiments. Think Liev Schreiber in The Manchurian Candidate or Mel Gibson in Conspiracy Theory. Journalists are a favorite target for the paranoid delusions of this population. So is Gordon Erspamer—and the San Francisco lawyer's latest case isn't helping him to fend off the tinfoil-hat crowd. He has filed suit against the CIA and the US Army on behalf of the...