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  • Disease underlies Hatfield-McCoy feud

    04/05/2007 7:10:03 PM PDT · by Dysart · 57 replies · 2,170+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 4-5-07 | MARILYNN MARCHIONE
    The most infamous feud in American folklore, the long-running battle between the Hatfields and McCoys, may be partly explained by a rare, inherited disease that can lead to hair-trigger rage and violent outbursts. Dozens of McCoy descendants apparently have the disease, which causes high blood pressure, racing hearts, severe headaches and too much adrenaline and other "fight or flight" stress hormones.No one blames the whole feud on this, but doctors say it could help explain some of the clan's notorious behavior."This condition can certainly make anybody short-tempered, and if they are prone because of their personality, it can add fuel...
  • The Crimes of Pot Justice - When marijuana arrests might be death sentences

    02/09/2006 10:22:20 PM PST · by neverdem · 44 replies · 2,318+ views
    Reason Foundation ^ | February 6, 2006 | Brian Doherty
    Reason Foundation    free minds and free markets February 6, 2006 The Crimes of Pot Justice When marijuana arrests might be death sentences Brian Doherty Last week a man was shivering and vomiting in a cold cell in Auburn, California, at the foot of the Sierra Nevadas in Placer County, his urine bloody, the medicine he needs denied him. His name is Steve Kubby. He was the Libertarian Party's 1998 gubernatorial candidate, and a major player in the crafting and passing of California's Proposition 215, the 1996 initiative that legalized medical marijuana in the state. Kubby did not enjoy the protection...