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  • Swarm of teenagers caught on camera stealing gas station snacks

    07/26/2016 6:57:30 PM PDT · by massmike · 70 replies ^ | 07/26/2016 | n/a
    BOSTON —About 20 teenagers mobbed a Roslindale gas station over the weekend, grabbing items from the convenience store before running out, authorities said. The group inside for about 10 seconds before they rush out again. A customer who was fueling his car presses himself up against his vehicle to avoid them. "This is the first time I've seen teenagers so young do this," Gloria Mantas said. "They were laughing. They were laughing. They thought it was fun." Video from a camera inside the shop shows the crowd raiding the ice cream cooler, candy racks and soda refrigerator.
  • Pot activists get blunt with Obama

    04/02/2016 3:25:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 6 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | April 1, 2016 | ANNA GIARITELLI
    Marijuana legalization advocates in Washington have rescheduled the infamous 4/20 holiday for Saturday. Organizers said they moved the event up a few weeks to call attention to the need for reform by President Obama. "Due to popular demand, we're rescheduling 4/20 this year to 4/2 because Obama's been a BIG ZERO on cannabis reform," the D.C. Cannabis Campaign said in a statement. "Some people think we should not protest President Obama in an election year. But if not now, when? Let's make the rescheduling of cannabis a campaign issue now." The organization also hopes their challenge to Obama spills over...
  • Man who calls police to say he’s ‘too high’ found in pile of Doritos (Article and 911 call)

    10/08/2015 12:26:43 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 55 replies
    My Fox 8 ^ | October 8, 2015 | Web Staff
    AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- An Ohio man made a strange, and not-so-wise call to police last Friday to tell them that he was "too high" on marijuana. Police arrived at the 22-year-old man's home at approximately 5:20 p.m, according to WJW. There, they found him on the floor "in a fetal position," surrounded by, "a plethora of Doritos, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish and Chips Ahoy cookies." According to a police report, the man told the officer that he couldn't feel his hands because he smoked too much weed. The 22-year-old gave the officer the keys to his car, where he had smoked...
  • APD: Beer-run robber demands food truck worker make him tacos (Austin, TX)

    06/05/2015 3:27:30 PM PDT · by bgill · 4 replies
    kxan ^ | June 5, 2015 | Dave Byknish
    A man accused of robbery apparently got a case of the munchies and demanded a taco truck operator make him food — threatening him with brass knuckles — before then going on a beer run, according to Austin police.
  • Girl Scout targets Calif. marijuana dispensary for maximum sales (again)

    02/10/2015 8:46:47 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 14 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 02/09/2015 | David Downs
    She’s back! Danielle Lei, the entrepreneurial San Francisco Girl Scout who made international headlines in 2014 with her sales table’s location — in front of a medical marijuana dispensary — is back for another year and is already cleaning house. ~snip~ Lei reports selling a total of 208 boxes in about two hours Sunday — nearly doubling her four-day sales campaign total to 560. “That’s pretty cool,” Lei wrote The Green Cross. “ I would not have sold that many in four days if I did not sell in front of your store.”
  • Seattle pot supplier rolling thousands of joints for Seahawks fans

    01/30/2015 7:13:16 PM PST · by doug from upland · 31 replies
    Seattle pot supplier rolling thousands of joints for Seahawks fans Double doobie time! Solstice employees are trying to roll 12,000 joints for the retailer's special edition 12 Pack. The pot packages are targeted to fans who are medical marijuana users. BY DEBORAH HASTINGS NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, January 29, 2015, 5:38 PM A A A For Seattle Seahawks fans who want to be stoned while watching Sunday's Super Bowl XLIX, there's a new pack of pot for you. A Washington marijuana supplier has doubled its production time to keep up with demand for its 12 Pack special edition —...
  • Recreational Pot Not Bringing In Tax Money That Was Expected

    09/03/2014 7:13:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 112 replies ^ | 9/2/2014 | Unknown
    High hopes for tax money isn’t as expected as the state’s legal marijuana industry isn’t bringing in as much money as anticipated. In fact, tax revenue is way below expectations. When voters approved recreational marijuana sales the state predicted it would pull in more than $33 million in new taxes in the first six months. The actual revenue came up more than $21 million short. The problem is that buying pot is less expensive on the streets where people don’t have to pay taxes or fees. Medical marijuana is also less expensive than recreational pot, so those with medical cards...
  • Protestors take to downtown Flint in support of McDonald's workers, marijuana legalization

    07/31/2013 5:22:17 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 15 replies ^ | July 31, 2013 | Chris Aldridge
    FLINT, MI -- A group of protestors operating under the banner of Anonymous -- a multi-faceted, underground activist group known for hacking computers of U.S. government offices and those of foreign countries -- took to downtown Flint Wednesday, July 31, to support a range of social and political issues. Led by Flint resident Adam Gerics, founder and co-director of New Market Fire Station Compassion Center of Greater Flint and a candidate for Flint City Council, protestors stood outside U.S. Rep Dan Kildee's Flint District Office, 801 S. Saginaw St. "A major part of this action is that we want to...
  • Early marijuana use tied to long-term brain problems

    06/03/2011 6:33:47 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 72 replies
    CBS ^ | June 1, 2011 | David W. Freeman
    Call it the pubescent pot problem. New research shows that adults who smoked marijuana before age 15 have significant problems with attention span, impulse control, and "executive function" - the ability to plan and carry out tasks. How about people who took up toking later in life? The same research showed they were much less likely to have such difficulties. For the research, scientists at the Federal University of Sao Paulo in Brazil used a stardard "card sorting" task to evaluate the cognitive ability of 104 long-term cannabis users, including 49 who had started using before age 15. On average,...
  • Florida Man Tries to Trade Drugs for McDonald's

    07/25/2010 10:33:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Sun, Jul 25, 2010 | JANIE CAMPBELL
    Alexander Lemke may have the hunger of the Hamburglar, but he's clearly got Grimace's smartsWhen faced with growing hunger and a limited budget, most people would find change in the couch cushions and buy a cheeseburger from McDonald's. But one Florida man tried to trade marijuana and prescription pills for a couple of burgers at the drive-thru, and now eats the unhappiest meal of all: jail food. Police say 20-year-old Alexander Lemke broke into a neighbor's house in Palm Harbor and stole a Toyota Solara Friday night. He then drove the car to McDonald's, where he took "lovin' it!" to...
  • Cheech & Chong Blame 'Right Wing' for Turning People Against Legalization of Pot

    04/14/2010 2:54:47 PM PDT · by Justaham · 35 replies · 706+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4-14-10 | Hollie McKay
    Decades ago comedy partners Richard “Cheech” Marin and Tommy Chong got audiences high on laughter with their stoner-inspired stand-ups, so it's no surprise that the pot-stirring duo are particularly buzzed these days about getting the drug legalized. "It is going to be legalized, I’m going to be conservative here and say it will be legalized nationally in the next three years," Cheech assured Pop Tarts. "The writing is on the wall." His counterpart is predicting four years for legalization to come into play across the entire USA and blames the "right wing media" and "propaganda" for making people fearful of...
  • Pot smoking man 'put baby in oven'

    03/17/2010 5:34:37 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 42 replies · 1,339+ views
    Nine News ^ | March 18, 2010 | Ninemsn staff
    A US father has been charged with putting his five-week-old baby in the oven for several hours while under the influence of marijuana. Larry Long, 33, allegedly put the child in the oven after claiming to have hallucinated while smoking marijuana "laced with something", TV station Lex18 reported. The Kentucky man had been drinking whiskey with the baby's mother before putting the infant in the oven after she had gone to bed. Thankfully he had not turned the oven on. The mother was awakened by the baby's crying at around 5:30am on Monday and took the child out of the...
  • San Bernardino bans medical marijuana dispensaries

    09/23/2009 1:01:36 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 45 replies · 905+ views
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | September 22, 2009 | CHRIS RICHARD
    San Bernardino became the latest Inland city to ban medical marijuana dispensaries late Monday. - The report notes that California's decriminalization conflicts with federal law. Studies by other cities show dispensaries contribute to increases in noise, traffic, burglaries and robberies, the report states.
  • Bronx Pizzeria Busted For Cocaine Deliveries; $40K Worth Of Cocaine In Pizza Boxes

    04/02/2009 1:52:48 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 22 replies · 814+ views
    All Headline News ^ | April 2, 2009 | Linda Young
    New York, NY (AHN) - New York City Police busted a the manager of a Bronx pizza parlor that was delivering a side order of cocaine with their pizzas, calzones and heroes. They also arrested five other employees of John's Pizza on Westchester Avenue for delivering cocaine to customers, sometimes the drugs were hidden inside pizza boxes. But not all the drug sales were delivered to customers. Some customers came from as far away as Connecticut for take-out pizza boxes filled with up to $40,000 worth of cocaine to go. New York's Special Narcotics prosecutor reportedly said investigators conducted surveillance...
  • California Legislator Sees Benefit in Legalizing Pot

    02/25/2009 1:22:23 AM PST · by gondramB · 31 replies · 3,506+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 25, 2009 | Stu Woo
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A state legislator proposed legalizing the sale of marijuana in California, saying the plan would generate more than $1 billion annually for the cash-strapped state. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano introduced a bill Monday that would legalize possession and sales of the drug for people aged 21 and older. The legislation would impose regulations and taxation similar to those for alcohol sales. Federal law makes it a crime to possess or sell marijuana, so the measure, if passed, would likely face an immediate legal challenge. Mr. Ammiano, a San Francisco Democrat who is well known in the state as...
  • WORML calls for boycott

    02/08/2009 7:12:15 AM PST · by steve8714 · 4 replies · 840+ views
    vanity | steve8714
    NORML calls for boycott against Kellogg's...irony ensues. After meeting, board gets munchies, devours case of Pop-Tarts.
  • Report: Cannabis Less Harmful Than Alcohol, Tobacco

    10/04/2008 1:29:22 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 10 replies · 795+ views ^ | October 3, 2008 | AFP
    Report: Cannabis Less Harmful Than Alcohol, Tobacco Friday, October 3, 2008 9:19 AM Cannabis is less harmful than alcohol or tobacco, according to a report by a research charity Thursday, which called for a "serious rethink" of drug policy. The Beckley Foundation, a charity which numbers senior experts and other academics among its advisors, said banning cannabis has no impact on supply and turns users into criminals. "Although cannabis can have a negative impact on health, including mental health, in terms of relative harms it is considerably less harmful than alcohol or tobacco," says the report by the Foundation's Global...
  • Are Pot Users Criminals? The Tragic Case of Rachel Hoffman

    07/25/2008 8:49:03 PM PDT · by bamahead · 761 replies · 1,842+ views
    ABC News ^ | July 24, 2008 | BRIAN ROSS and VIC WALTER
    After being caught twice with a "baggie" of marijuana, 23-year old Rachel Hoffman was reportedly told by police in Tallahassee, Florida that she would go to prison for four years unless she became an undercover informant. The young woman, a recent graduate of Florida State University, was murdered during a botched sting operation two months ago. "The idea of waging a war on drugs is to protect people and here it seems like we're putting people in harm's way," said Lance Block, a lawyer hired by Rachel's parents. The Florida Attorney General's office says it is reviewing the procedures and...
  • Feds bust alleged munchie operation in East Bay { Tainted, Inc.}

    09/27/2007 3:40:53 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 106+ views
    San francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/27/7 | Henry K. Lee
    OAKLAND - Four people were charged in Oakland federal court today with growing marijuana that became the not-so-secret ingredient in treats resembling popular candy bars and other packaged food, including barbecue sauce. Authorities say the four were connected with an operation known as Tainted Inc. that made marijuana-laced candies, cookies, ice cream, peanut butter, barbecue sauce, granola bars and brownies. "Tainting candy and other products with marijuana is not sweet, it is criminal," said Javier Pena, special agent in charge of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration in San Francisco. "These items could have harmful effects on a user, especially the...
  • Marijuana Cuts Lung Cancer Tumor Growth In Half, Study Shows

    04/18/2007 1:20:10 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 183 replies · 2,820+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4/17/07 | American Association for Cancer Research
    The active ingredient in marijuana cuts tumor growth in common lung cancer in half and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread, say researchers at Harvard University who tested the chemical in both lab and mouse studies. They say this is the first set of experiments to show that the compound, Delta-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), inhibits EGF-induced growth and migration in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) expressing non-small cell lung cancer cell lines. Lung cancers that over-express EGFR are usually highly aggressive and resistant to chemotherapy. THC that targets cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 is similar in function to endocannabinoids,...
  • Domino's Brownie Bust. Cops: Duo broke into franchise to bake up batch of chocolaty treats

    10/02/2006 7:23:14 AM PDT · by RDTF · 14 replies · 405+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | September 26, 2006 | The Smoking Gun
    Meet Alex Sawyer and Andrew Wilkins. The North Carolina couple was arrested earlier this month after an apparent case of the munchies led them to break into a Domino's Pizza branch and bake up a batch of the fast food chain's new brownies. The pair was nabbed at 5:30 AM on September 7 after a Stallings Police Department officer noticed a suspicious car--with keys in its ignition and a warm engine--parked outside a small strip mall. When Sawyer and Wilkins noticed police on the scene, they fled out the Domino's front door and were apprehended after a short chase, said...
  • America Supports You: Chips Cure Munchies, Help Troops

    09/14/2006 4:59:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 285+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2006 -- Next time the munchies hit, Americans in some parts of the United States only need to look for the red, white and blue bag asking shoppers to “Support Our Troops.” Lowes Foods stores in North and South Carolina and Virginia have recently started carrying Support Our Troops tortilla chips. The chips are packaged in red, white and blue bags and percentage of the proceeds from the sales benefits local Operation Homefront chapters. The chips run $1.99 to $2.59 a bag. Courtesy photo  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The bags of Support Our Troops...
  • Top 10 Pot Studies Government Wished it Had Never Funded

    09/03/2006 12:42:40 PM PDT · by atomic_dog · 278 replies · 4,072+ views ^ | August 31st, 2006 | sonofliberty
    10) MARIJUANA USE HAS NO EFFECT ON MORTALITY: A massive study of California HMO members funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) found marijuana use caused no significant increase in mortality. Tobacco use was associated with increased risk of death. Sidney, S et al. Marijuana Use and Mortality. American Journal of Public Health. Vol. 87 No. 4, April 1997. p. 585-590. Sept. 2002. 9) HEAVY MARIJUANA USE AS A YOUNG ADULT WON’T RUIN YOUR LIFE: Veterans Affairs scientists looked at whether heavy marijuana use as a young adult caused long-term problems later, studying identical twins in which one...
  • Joker Plants Pot Outside Duluth Police Substation

    08/30/2006 5:30:33 PM PDT · by steve-b · 16 replies · 517+ views
    WCBS-TV ^ | 8/30/06
    DULUTH, Minn. Pranksters might say the West Duluth police substation is going to pot. A dozen marijuana plants 4 to 6 inches tall were found growing in a planter near the substation's front door. City Gardener Tom Kasper estimated they had been growing for about three weeks. "The only thing I can say is somebody has a sense of humor," said neighborhood supervising police Lt. John Beyer. "Now they'll read about it in the paper and say, 'Yeah, that was me.' " Beyer noted that he, his police officers and the public use the back door entrance to the police...
  • Reefer is Worth Getting Mad About

    08/06/2006 6:04:24 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 581 replies · 6,908+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | August 5, 2006 | Antonio Maria Costa
    Reefer is Worth Getting Mad About Vienna -- Supporters of the legalization of cannabis would have us believe that it is a gentle, harmless substance that gives you little more than a sense of mellow euphoria. Sellers of the world's most popular illicit drug know better. Trawl through websites offering cannabis seeds for sale and you will find brand names such as Armageddon, AK-47 and White Widow. "This will put you in pieces, then reduce you to rubble -- maybe quicksand if you go too far," one seller boasts. This is much closer to the truth. In Canada, as in...
  • Rats taking cannabis get taste for heroin

    07/07/2006 8:13:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 68 replies · 1,170+ views ^ | 5 July 2006 | Michael Hopkin
    Close window Published online: 5 July 2006; | doi:10.1038/news060703-9 Rats taking cannabis get taste for heroinStudy suggests cannabis-users may be vulnerable to harder drugs.Michael HopkinNeuroscientists have found that rats are more likely to get hooked on heroin if they have previously been given cannabis. The studies suggest a biological mechanism — at least in rats — for the much-publicized effect of cannabis as a 'gateway' to harder drugs. The discovery hints that the brain system that produces pleasurable sensations when exposed to heroin may be 'primed' by earlier exposure to cannabis, say researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm,...
  • How the hell did we get into this mess?        

    04/12/2006 10:58:22 AM PDT · by tpaine · 53 replies · 1,267+ views
    How the hell did we get into this mess?'"          The War on Drugs is nothing more than alcohol Prohibition dressed up for the 1990s. It certainly can't stop people from making, selling, or using drugs, any more than the Volstead Act ever stopped them from making, selling, or using alcohol, but it has succeeded in boosting the price of drugs from mere pennies a pound to hundreds of dollars an ounce -- which anyone who knows anything about economics will immediately recognize enormously increases the incentive to enter the illegal drug market.          It's driven the weakest competition out of...
  • Speaker: Marijuana smoking victimless

    03/10/2006 11:00:52 AM PST · by Know your rights · 522 replies · 4,556+ views
    Granville Sentinel (NJ) ^ | March 8, 2006 | CHARLES A. PETERSON
    GRANVILLE -- Marijuana is about as harmless as a cup of coffee but far less dangerous than alcohol and tobacco, an advocate for changes in marijuana laws told a Denison University audience of about 200 Tuesday night. Allen F. St. Pierre, executive director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, often used the alcohol analogy to make his points favoring general decriminalization of marijuana. St. Pierre, 40, drew a curious contrast between the friendly neighborhood bartender pouring a beer and "pushers" who sell marijuana. "There is no functional difference between a bartender and a drug dealer," he...
  • Rat ate evidence

    01/13/2006 8:35:24 AM PST · by Cagey · 16 replies · 554+ views
    Sun-Herald ^ | 1-13-2006
    NORTH PORT -- Marijuana, cocaine and narcotics began disappearing from the evidence room, and police say they've found the culprit -- rats. About a month ago, North Port Police Department evidence and property technician Pamela Schmidt picked up a bag and noticed that it looked like it had been chewed through, said Capt. Robert Estrada. Estrada said he doesn't know how much damage was done, and it will take a month to go through all the bins. "There have always been some sightings (of rats) throughout the building, but never before in evidence," he said. Police found rat droppings inside...
  • Guard reveals Saddam's jail life (Likes Cheetos)

    12/22/2005 4:21:54 PM PST · by Shermy · 20 replies · 1,692+ views
    BBC ^ | June 20, 2005
    Saddam Hussein still believes he is president of Iraq, is obsessed with cleanliness, makes bad coffee and loves Doritos, an ex-guard has revealed. The deposed leader, set to face trial for massacres and killings during his time in power, also washes his clothes and cares for birds in his prison yard. US National Guardsman Sean O'Shea, 20, gave GQ magazine in the US a unique look into Saddam Hussein's daily life. The former president was captured near the city of Tikrit in December 2003. Despite officially being in Iraqi custody, Saddam Hussein is guarded by US troops at a secret...
  • Anyone have any experience with the Brownies?

    11/18/2005 10:05:30 AM PST · by Maceman · 87 replies · 2,884+ views
    My 7-year-old daughter recently asked if she could join the Brownies like some of her friends. I am inclined not to let her join, because my understanding is that the Brownies (and the Girl Scouts) are not what they were when I was growing up in the 1950s. Still, I hate to deprive my daughter of a valuable experience with her friends. The fact is, I really don't know much about the Brownies, since I was a Cub Scout (and Boy Scout) back in the days when we were allowed to proudly wear our uniforms in school, replete with the...
  • Pot brownies get dad in trouble

    10/11/2005 2:40:42 PM PDT · by Cagey · 34 replies · 1,434+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 10-10-2005 | JACQUELINE SEIBEL
    Waukesha - A father has been charged with two crimes after his 5-year-old daughter got sick after eating marijuana-laced brownies she found in the family's home. On Saturday night, the girl's father, 24, of Waukesha, dropped his daughter off at his mother's home because he was going to a concert in Milwaukee, said police Capt. Mike Babe. Babe gave this account: Later that evening, the grandmother noticed the child was lethargic, her pupils were dilated and she was acting "strangely." She also had what the grandmother called an "unusual appetite." When the girl said she had eaten brownies that were...
  • Call for Public Health Campaign on Cannabis

    09/28/2005 1:50:35 AM PDT · by A CA Guy · 77 replies · 856+ views
    RxPG News (news channels for medical professionals) ^ | Sep 28, 2005 | By Rethink, The mental healthy charity
    “Cannabis is still seen as a risk-free drug despite mounting evidence that it can lead to serious mental health problems, particularly amongst young teenagers, people with a family history of severe mental illness and in long-term users.” The charity called for the money to be spent on a massive public education campaign to inform users and potential users of the well-founded mental health dangers of using cannabis at a young age and over a long period of time. Rethink chief executive Cliff Prior told the committee: “Cannabis is still seen as a risk-free drug despite mounting evidence that it can...
  • Calif. Marijuana Seizures Up 20 Percent

    08/28/2005 5:59:52 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 65 replies · 1,030+ views ^ | 8 28 05 | The Associated Press
    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Agents have seized more than $2.6 billion worth of marijuana plants this year, already surpassing last year's season total by 20 percent, authorities said. The state Department of Justice's annual Campaign Against Marijuana Planting, or CAMP, is still a month away from wrapping up operations after the season peak at the end of September. The raids, many in remote, forested terrain, pit agents against often heavily armed guards protecting their marijuana plots. About three weeks ago, a grower was shot dead and a state Fish and Game warden was wounded during a raid on a 22,000-plant pot farm...
  • Debunking the Drug War

    08/08/2005 8:54:06 PM PDT · by neverdem · 76 replies · 1,289+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 9, 2005 | JOHN TIERNEY
    America has a serious drug problem, but it's not the "meth epidemic" getting so much publicity. It's the problem identified by William Bennett, the former national drug czar and gambler. "Using drugs," he wrote, "is wrong not simply because drugs create medical problems; it is wrong because drugs destroy one's moral sense. People addicted to drugs neglect their duties." This problem afflicts a small minority of the people who have tried methamphetamines, but most of the law-enforcement officials and politicians who lead the war against drugs. They're so consumed with drugs that they've lost sight of their duties. Like addicts...
  • 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
  • Police raid discovers stolen Munch art (Norway)

    03/08/2005 1:34:51 AM PST · by franksolich · 7 replies · 384+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | March 8, 2005 | tr. Nina Berglund
    Police raid recovers stolen Munch artdEight young men and a woman were in custody on Tuesday, suspected of stealing two lithographs and a watercolour by famed Norwegian artist Edvard Munch from a luxury hotel just 20 hours earlier. The stolen artwork was also in the hands of police, seized after a dramatic raid in Oslo Monday night.Quick police action and tips from neighbors led to the raid on a flat in Oslo's Kampen district. Several of the nine persons arrested have police records, mostly involving robberies of mobile telephones and local stores.Police stressed to newspaper Aftenposten that none of those...
  • Three Munch works stolen from hotel (Norway)

    03/06/2005 10:28:01 PM PST · by franksolich · 33 replies · 847+ views ^ | March 7, 2005 | not specified
    Three Munch works stolen from hotelOSLO (Reuters) - Thieves have stolen three works by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch from a hotel in south Norway overnight, adding to a list of missing paintings including "The Scream", police say."Three Munch paintings were stolen," police spokesman Paul Horne told Reuters on Monday after the discovery of the theft from the Refsnes Gods hotel near the town of Moss late on Sunday night. He declined to identify the works, saying that police would publish more details later in the day.On August 22, gunmen stole a version of Munch's most famous masterpiece, "The Scream", showing...
  • Michael Moore photoshop contest

    12/22/2004 8:19:55 AM PST · by crv16 · 3 replies · 1,474+ views ^ | 12/22/04 | fark
    A collection of pretty funny photoshops of our "pal" Michael Moore.
  • Do you want a debate against left-wing pot smokers?

    10/07/2004 1:20:35 PM PDT · by CharliesPad · 75 replies · 1,668+ views
    Hi there, we have recently started a new site for political debate. Right now it's members seem to be left wing pot smokers, and I was hoping some other people may be willing to come and help debate the other side of the argument (or else it will all get horribly boring and one-sided) Hope to see you all soon CharliesPad
  • Family gets unexpected delivery of pot on their doorstep

    08/20/2004 8:28:17 AM PDT · by esryle · 28 replies · 1,388+ views
    8/20/04 - HOUSTON) — A Freeport family found something completely unexpected waiting for them at their doorstep - 86 pounds of marijuana. It was sent to them, apparently by accident, through a Federal Express shipment. The family received two big boxes, but wasn't expecting anything. They called police, who brought in a drug dog. Officers found 79 vacuum sealed pouches of pot inside. Police say it appears a handwriting mistake lead to the drugs being delivered to the wrong home. So they set up a sting at the home they thought the drugs were intended for. The people who signed...
  • Canada's Marijuana Decriminalization Could Push Up Prices

    05/15/2003 2:25:21 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 16 replies · 404+ views
    Join Together Online ^ | 5/14/2003 | unknown
    Marijuana advocates warned that Canada's plan to decriminalize marijuana could increase prices for the drug and attract criminals to the trade, the Edmonton Sun reported May 11. The federal government is poised to decriminalize simple possession of marijuana, with possession of less than 15 grams of marijuana considered a ticketing offense, rather than a criminal one. However, the proposal also calls for tougher penalties for trafficking and production of marijuana. "If the government is really serious about increasing penalties against people who are trafficking, they're contradicting themselves," said Munir Ahmad of the Edmonton Compassion Network. "Why would they allow consumption,...
  • No more Grand Slams for FReeper Registered

    12/10/2002 7:49:27 PM PST · by Registered · 109 replies · 493+ views
    Muskegon Chronicle-hard copy ^ | 12-10-02 | Lynn Moore
    No more Grand Slams for FReeper Registered After 22 years, restaurant closes its doorsDenny's Restaurant, a virtual institution among late-night diners, abruptly closed its doors for good Monday afternoon, citing lagging business.The Norton shores restaurant, which opened in 1980, closed at 3 pm Monday. The restaurant was hurt financially by safety and security concerns that forced the corporation to stop making it a 24-hour eatery-a "trademark" of Denny's restaurants, a corporate spokeswoman said.Customers (Like Me) and workers were not given advance warning the restaurant would be closing, said Melanie Mathews of Muskegon, a (darn good) server at the restaurant. Employees,...
  • Medical Marijuana Emerging as Major Campaign Issue

    08/09/2002 2:53:15 AM PDT · by kattracks · 32 replies · 391+ views ^ | 8/09/02 | Jim Burns - Medical marijuana has been the subject of local petition drives and received marginal political attention over the years, but the issue is beginning to take a higher profile, if a Georgia Republican congressional primary election is any indication. The medical marijuana issue became the subject of a fierce television ad campaign launched by the Libertarian Party this week in a suburban Atlanta congressional district. Libertarian Party congressional candidate Carole Ann Rand is running the ad in her campaign against Rep. Bob Barr (R-Ga.). The spot features a multiple sclerosis victim lashing out against Barr over the use...
  • Favorite Munchy Food (List Your Favorite UNUSUAL Munchies)

    06/10/2002 12:52:35 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies · 13,260+ views
    Self | June 10, 2002 | PJ-Comix
    What is your favorite munchy food? I am always on the lookout for UNUSUAL munchies. You can list potato chips as long as it is an offbeat flavor or type. OK, so here are a few of my favorite munchies: 1. Chicharones---Similar to the fried pork rinds in the bags but much more flavorful. They tend to be long sticks of a softer texture. Very popular with Cubans and other Latins in South Florida. 2. Vegemite---You'll either hate or love this yeasty treat from Australia. Most Americans hate the stuff if they try it spread on crackers but I love...