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  • Canadian Oil Patch Grapples With Cannabis Legalization

    10/18/2018 11:29:09 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 18 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 10-18-2018 | Haley
    As of today, recreational cannabis consumption is legal in Canada. While many Canadian citizens and companies will be celebrating the reform, not to mention preparing to capitalize on this green-golden opportunity, the Canadian oil and gas industry will be ringing in the new era with considerably less enthusiasm. Canadian oil companies and workers’ unions are busy scrambling to finalize a plan to maintain safe operating standards in an era of legal and easily attainable marijuana. In Canada’s oil sands, workers perform risky maneuvers and operate heavy equipment daily, making health and safety an especially critical issue. Legal weed poses a...
  • FEDS: KENNER POST OFFICE MANAGER STOLE $630,000 WORTH OF STAMPS, EMBEZZLED FROM CHURCH

    10/12/2018 4:46:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    WWLTV ^ | 10/12/18 | Danny Monteverde
    The manager of a Kenner post office stole $630,000 worth of stamps and sold them online after losing more than $667,000 while gambling in recent years, federal authorities said this week. Prosecutors also allege Ryan Cortez, 46, embezzled nearly $10,000 from a church in Des Allemands that listed him as its treasurer. The alleged theft was to fuel a gambling problem to which he confessed, the feds allege. And in the process of allegedly stealing stamps, authorities said, Cortez made history by committing one of the largest internal thefts the U.S. Postal Service has ever seen.
  • FORMER SAN FRANCISCO MAYOR SAYS CITY ‘TOO PERMISSIVE’ WITH DRUG CULTURE

    10/08/2018 11:48:06 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | DAVID KRAYDEN
    San Francisco has become “too permissive” even for the city’s former Democratic mayor, Gavin Newsom. Newsom, who is now California’s lieutenant governor and a candidate for governor, met with The San Francisco Chronicle’s editorial board last week. The paper reported the comments Sunday. Although he has always promoted “progressive” approaches to drug use, Newsom admits he was “hardened by reality” while mayor as he watched drug use and its consequences encroach upon the city’s population. “You can be too permissive, and I happened to think we have crossed that threshold in this state – and not just in this city....
  • America’s First ‘Robot Sex Brothel’ Is Bad News for Our Culture

    10/03/2018 3:56:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 141 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 28, 2018 | Monica Burke
    Sex robots are coming to America, and Houston is the first battleground.The first “robot sex brothel” in America is set to open in Houston, Texas, this November. The mayor is currently investigating how to restrict or regulate it.The owner plans to expand to 10 locations in the U.S. by 2020.This disturbing development is sure to have a negative impact on society.The brand of brothels, KinkSdollS, is owned by Yuval Gavriel. The first location opened in Tokyo in 2017. Clients can test the merchandise and pay by the half-hour to be alone with a doll.Concerned citizens in Houston are right to...
  • Dilbert Creator Scott Adams' Teenage Stepson Dies of Fentanyl Overdose

    10/02/2018 5:07:08 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 58 replies
    People ^ | 10/2/2018 | Robyn Merrett
    Scott Adams, the creator of satirical comic Dilbert, is mourning the loss of his 18-year-old stepson who died of a Fentanyl overdose. The 61-year-old cartoonist revealed the heartbreaking news through a video on his Periscope, which was shared Monday. Fighting back tears, Adams explained he received a call from his ex-wife over the weekend telling him that “the little boy I raised from the age of two was dead.” Adams then said coroners found a fentanyl patch on his stepson Justin’s arm, and it is believed that he died of an overdose. Adams also explained Justin was trying to “score...
  • God's Addiction Recovery Plan: The Biblical Path to Freedom

    10/01/2018 11:33:32 AM PDT · by evangmlw · 33 replies
    Amazon ^ | 09/26/2018 | Michael Wrenn
    Addiction is one of the many works of the devil that Jesus came to conquer and overcome. Through the nightmare of addiction, evil seeks to destroy those who find themselves in its awful throws of torment. The addict can experience complete recovery by adhering to God's Addiction Recovery Plan and following The Biblical Path to Freedom.
  • Coast Guard Intercepts ‘Narco-Submarine’ Carrying More Than TWO TONS of Cocaine

    09/06/2018 6:33:39 PM PDT · by McGruff · 50 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | September 6, 2018
    A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO) P-3 Long Range Tracker (LRT) crew worked with the U.S. Coast Guard to seize over two tons of cocaine valued at nearly $55 million. The crew was patrolling the Eastern Pacific Aug. 3 in coordination with the Joint Interagency Task Force South when they detected a Low Profile Vessel (LPV). A U.S. Coast Guard cutter intercepted the LPV, apprehending four people who were moving 63 bales of cocaine weighing 4,215 lbs. valued at $54,938,310.
  • Dolores O'Riordan Died by Drowning Due to Alcohol Intoxication, Coroner Reveals

    09/06/2018 6:50:18 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 49 replies
    People ^ | September 6, 2018 | Dave Quinn and Phil Boucher
    The death of The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan has been ruled a drowning due to alcohol intoxication by British authorities, an inquest at Westminster Coroner’s Court reportedly revealed on Thursday. O’Riordan was found dead on Jan. 15 in her hotel room at the London Hilton on Park Lane. According to the BBC, coroner Dr. Shirley Radcliffe said that O’Riordan was submerged in the bath at the time she was discovered in what was “a tragic accident.” There were no signs of injury or self-harm found during the post-mortem examination, the outlet reported. Authorities discovered a bottle of champagne and...
  • President Trump Holds Press Conference & Announces New Grant (Drug Free Coalition Grant)

    08/29/2018 4:39:35 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/29/18 | Trump TV Network
    Just another example of good things the President is doing that will be ignored by the LSM. Nice to hear the testimonials included, especially the first gentleman to speak but also the young people who give their testimonials.
  • Cigarettes Don't Kill People

    08/28/2018 8:04:16 AM PDT · by kathsua · 81 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | 08/28/18 | Reasonmclucus
    I'm tired of hearing the myth that cigarettes kill people. It reminds me of the old myth that cold temperatures cause colds. The smoking issue is not as simple as the anti-smokers portray it. It can involve more than just addiction to nicotine. If smoking kills people why do so many smokers live to be over 60? Looking at substances that sometimes kill people demonstrates how substances can kill people directly. For most of us peanuts are a delicious and nutritious snack. However, for some people with a peanut allergy peanuts can be one of the world's deadliest poisons. College...
  • Woman’s Mugshot Goes Viral, Leads To Requests For Makeup Advice

    08/10/2018 5:21:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 62 replies
    DALLAS, Texas (CBS Local) – A Texas teen’s mugshot has unexpectedly launched her career as a makeup artist. Marshala Perkins of Dallas was arrested in February and charged with possession of marijuana. The 19-year-old was reportedly questioned by police after finishing a makeup tutorial. The teen told reporters she was sitting in her car waiting for friends when officers found two grams of marijuana in the vehicle. After the incident, Greenville police posted the mugshot on their Facebook page, leaving Perkins embarrassed over the arrest. What the teen didn’t expect was her mugshot to get re-posted by a Twitter account...
  • Broadcom co-founder arrested in Las Vegas on drug trafficking charges

    08/10/2018 8:32:12 AM PDT · by Signalman · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/10/2018 | Bradford Betz
    Tech billionaire and Broadcom co-founder Henry T. Nicholas III was arrested this week in a Las Vegas hotel room on suspicion of drug trafficking, jail records show. Authorities responded to a call from the Encore hotel Tuesday night regarding contraband in one of its rooms, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. Police arrested Nicholas, 59, and a woman identified as Ashley Fargo, 37, on suspicion of trafficking cocaine, ecstasy, heroin and methamphetamine. Both have since been released from custody, a police spokesman said. Nicholas’ attorney, famed for representing the likes of Paris Hilton, Bruno Mars, and Motley Crue singer Vince Neil,...
  • POLICE: Ind. dad refused to call 911 as child died from accidentally eating meth

    08/03/2018 12:57:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    WDRB ^ | August 3, 2018 | WDRB
    Police say the boy was hungry and may have mistaken the methamphetamine for cereal. OUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Seymour, Indiana, man is facing several felony charges after investigators say he refused to call 911 while his 8-year-old son died from eating his stash of methamphetamine. According to a probable cause affidavit, the incident took place on June 21, 2018, in Jackson County, Indiana. Police say they were called to a home in the 10800 block of East Country Road 400 North in Seymour, after someone reported that there was a child not breathing. That child was immediately taken to...
  • Las Vegas gunman lost money, became unstable before shooting

    08/03/2018 11:59:02 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    AP SacBee ^ | August 03, 2018 | KEN RITTER and MICHELLE L. PRICE
    In the year before Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock carried out the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the high-stakes gambler appeared to have become increasingly unstable, distant and constantly complained of being sick, according to a final investigative report released Friday. Financial records also showed Paddock had lost more than $1.5 million in the two years before the Oct. 1 shooting that left 58 people dead and more than 800 others injured. One of Paddock's brothers told investigators that he believed the gunman had a "mental illness and was paranoid and delusional," and his doctor believed he may...
  • Coke, Meth And Booze: The Flip Side Of The Permian Oil Boom

    07/30/2018 7:36:30 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 21 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 07-30-2018 | Para
    The fastest-growing oil region in the U.S. is fueling not only the second American shale revolution—it’s fueling a subculture of drug and alcohol abuse among oil field workers. Drugs are easily accessible in the Permian, which is close to highways and to Mexico. For oil field workers making six-figure salaries, money is not a problem to buy all kinds of illegal substances to shoot, snort and swallow to get through 24-hour-plus shifts
  • This man was growing 2,079 marijuana plants. Now, he’s facing life in prison

    07/28/2018 7:45:30 AM PDT · by Mariner · 61 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | July 28th, 2018 | By Claire Morgan
    A resident of Mexico has been charged for conspiracy to grow marijuana with the intent to distribute it and damage to public lands and natural resources, according to federal prosecutors. Everado Cuadro Campos, 49, who is from Michoacan, Mexico, was arrested July 17 at a “marijuana garden” in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in Shasta County, according to a news release by the United States Department of Justice. U.S. Forest Service and California Department of Fish and Wildlife agents found a marijuana cultivation site near Rock Creek, according to a Department of Justice criminal complaint, and entered through a “well-worn” path....
  • Man grows pot. Admits it. Jury sends him home.

    07/27/2018 10:52:36 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 23 replies
    AJC ^ | 07/27/18 | Bill Torpy
    (Javonnie McCoy and Atlanta attorney Catherine Bernard after his acquittal) Javonnie McCoy was growing marijuana when the cops came to his Middle Georgia home. He was caught red-handed with it. Almost a pound of it, in fact. He admitted it to police, and later he looked jurors in the eye and said, yep, it was mine. I used it as medicine. The jurors let him go. He was minding his own business and wasn’t hurting anybody, they reasoned. He just doesn’t belong in prison. The jury’s decision earlier this month in Dublin, Ga., may have been due to a...
  • Man grows pot. Admits it. Jury sends him home (Dublin, GA)

    07/27/2018 2:59:37 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 96 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 27 July 18 | Bill Torpy
    Javonnie McCoy was growing marijuana when the cops came to his Middle Georgia home. He was caught red-handed with it. Almost a pound of it, in fact. He admitted it to police, and later he looked jurors in the eye and said, yep, it was mine. I used it as medicine. The jurors let him go. He was minding his own business and wasn’t hurting anybody, they reasoned. He just doesn’t belong in prison. The jury’s decision earlier this month in Dublin, Ga., may have been due to a muddled prosecution of a muddy case. Or it may have been...
  • These Pills Could Be Next U.S. Drug Epidemic, Public Health Officials Say

    07/19/2018 10:55:43 AM PDT · by Mariner · 94 replies
    Stateline (Pew) ^ | July 18th, 2018 | By: Christine Vestal
    The growing use of anti-anxiety pills reminds some doctors of the early days of the opioid crisis. Considered relatively safe and non-addictive by the general public and many doctors, Xanax, Valium, Ativan and Klonopin have been prescribed to millions of Americans for decades to calm jittery nerves and promote a good night’s sleep. But the number of people taking the sedatives and the average length of time they’re taking them have shot up since the 1990s, when doctors also started liberally prescribing opioid painkillers. As a result, some state and federal officials are now warning that excessive prescribing of a...
  • Stopping the Drug Epidemic

    07/03/2018 1:33:46 PM PDT · by topher · 144 replies
    Hudson Institute ^ | 21-Sept-2017 | John P. Walters
    Drug trafficking is now the most murderous criminal activity in American history. Overdose deaths from illegal drugs passed 50,000 in 2015 — many times the number of Americans killed by all Islamic terrorists over almost 20 years. Yet stopping the skyrocketing body count will require overcoming a pervasive misunderstanding of how drug abuse and addiction are caused.