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  • Soaring antidepressant use is turning our waters into a 'drug soup' ... [tr]

    10/10/2018 12:51:02 AM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Oct 9, 2018 | Colin Fernandez (Science Correspondent, The Daily Mail)
    Antidepressants pose a threat to wildlife due to their presence in water supplies, say experts ... ... Dr Helena Herrera, of Portsmouth’s School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, said many prescribers might not be aware antidepressant medication was potentially harmful for marine life, or that it persists in the environment. ... Their research [Dr Helena Herrera, of Portsmouth’s School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, and Professor Alex Ford, of Portsmouth’s Institute of Marine Biology], published in British Journal of Psychiatry, suggests even one step towards addressing the environmental problem of such drugs would help. ... In a previous study, Professor...
  • Two killed, two wounded as volley of gunshots reported at Florida shopping center

    10/09/2018 9:31:57 PM PDT · by blueplum · 31 replies
    NBC news via MSN ^ | 09 Oct 2018 | Alex Johnson
    Two people were killed and two others were injured when multiple gunshots were fired at a shopping center in Fort Myers, Florida, on Tuesday night, authorities said. "It does not appear to be a random act of violence," Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said late Tuesday. He gave no further information... NBC affiliate WBBH quoted a woman at the scene who said she was celebrating her birthday inside the restaurant Society at Bell Tower Shops when someone shot her husband in the chest as she was paying her bill. She told the station that the shooter then shot and killed...
  • Leftist San Francisco becomes a drug dealer's paradise

    10/08/2018 7:54:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/08/2018 | Monica Showalter
    If you ever wondered why pricey San Francisco has become such a morass of homeless drug addicts, squalor, and City poop patrols cleaning up at them, look no further than its leftwing policies on drug deales. It's absolutely the home of lenience to criminals, according to an excellent column on the problem by the San Francisco Chronicle's Heather Knight. In an interview with a cop, she wrote: “It’s almost impossible to get convicted in this city,” said Healy, who works in the Police Department’s narcotics division. “The message needs to be sent that it’s not OK to be selling...
  • Rampage Killings Increase Exponentially After Introduction of Serotonin-Related Antidepressants

    10/05/2018 7:13:19 PM PDT · by LevonRiver · 36 replies
    Chalet Reports ^ | 5 October 2018 | David Reznor
    Chalet Reports finds that indiscriminate rampage killings in the United States increased by nearly five times (500 percent) within the first decade after the introduction of serotonin-related antidepressants in the 1960s, and has essentially doubled since then, to nearly 10 times the highest rate of rampage killings in earlier decades, after Eli Lilly first began admitted testing on humans of fluoxetine (known mostly by its brand name Prozac). The bar chart below shows the number of such rampage killing incidents (not number of victims) by decade, beginning in 1900, through August 2018. A proportional line graph of the growth of...
  • 2001 video shows Obama admitting being a ‘thug,’ fighting, drinking, drugging in high school

    10/04/2018 8:43:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/04/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    The standards being applied to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s fitness for high office would have killed the presidential candidacy of Barack Obama, among other recent Democrats (Clinton and Kennedy, for starters). Bill Clinton has adopted a low public profile, and deployed Hillary’s ”Bimbo Eruptions” squad to silence and discredit the women “survivors” of his sexual aggression. But Barack Obama went on the record in 2001, and nobody cared about behavior in high school they now feign outrage over in the case of judge Kavanaugh. Kudos to Ryan Saavedra of The Daily Wire for uncovering a video from 17 years ago...
  • Border Patrol arrests DACA recipient accused of smuggling over $34G worth of meth

    10/03/2018 8:52:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 3, 2018 | By Paulina Dedaj
    A Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient was arrested in California near the Mexico border Tuesday morning and accused of smuggling over $34,000 worth of meth into the U.S., officials said. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said the 22-year-old man, who is originally from Mexico, approached the El Centro Sector checkpoint on Highway 86 at approximately 11:20 a.m. in a grey Kia Optima. Agents called for a secondary inspection of his vehicle, during which a canine team alerted to something suspicious in the trunk, investigators said. Agents recovered 14 vacuum-sealed packages, weighing over 17 pounds in all, that...
  • 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...
  • Man arrested on drug charge at Cher's mansion

    09/30/2018 7:26:14 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 22 replies
    sky ^ | 9/28/2018 | staff
    Police allege Donovan Ruiz sold "fentanyl to many users" and that one of his customers overdosed and died. The arrest took place at Cher's Malibu home. A man believed to be the son of one of Cher's assistants has been arrested at the star's Los Angeles home. [snip] Police claim Ruiz, 23, "was involved in the sales of suspected fentanyl to residents of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties". [snip] "Fentanyl sold by Ruiz was eventually consumed by a victim in the city of Thousand Oaks who later overdosed and died." [snip] Sergeant Eric Buschow told People magazine that the arrest...
  • Editorial: Mobile hygiene unit in Oroville a creative step (Homeless crisis in California)

    09/27/2018 10:25:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Enterprise-Record ^ | September 26, 2018 | The Editorial Board
    Working on a complex issue often takes creativity. When it’s an issue like homelessness, every angle is worth exploring. So when the nonprofit Oroville Southside Community Improvement Association Inc. asked to partner with the city on its Haven of Hope on Wheels project, which includes a trailer outfitted with showers, toilets and laundry facilities, the Oroville City Council obliged. The council sensibly saw the project for what it is — another way to help the disenfranchised while keeping them from disrupting businesses or taking baths, doing laundry and going to the bathroom along rivers and in parks. The council voted...
  • Police praise “sniffer cat" for making cocaine haul

    09/25/2018 2:17:04 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    www.express.co.uk ^ | PUBLISHED: 18:57, Mon, Sep 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 19:07, Mon, Sep 17, 2018 | By Stuart Winter
    A CURIOUS cat sparked a major drugs investigation today after dragging home a consignment of suspected cocaine. The cat was found curled up in bed next to a bag containing at least 20 “wraps” of Class A drugs (Image: TWITTER ASPOLICE ASHLEY) ========================================================================= The mischievous moggie was found curled up in bed next to a bag containing at least 20 “wraps” of Class A drugs. Forensic experts are still analysing the substance but do not believe it is the deadly party drug mephedrone, otherwise known as MKAT or “Meow Meow”. Avon and Somerset Police are keeping the identity of the...
  • FBI: Baltimore homicide rate topped US big cities in 2017

    09/25/2018 9:54:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | September 25, 2018 | by AP
    FBI crime statistics place Baltimore's homicide rate above that of any other U.S. city with a population over 500,000. Citing crime data released Monday, The Baltimore Sun reports that the 342 homicides in the city last year yielded a homicide rate of 56 per 100,000 people. Among big U.S. cities, Baltimore was followed by Detroit, which recorded a homicide rate of 40 per 100,000 people; Memphis, Tennessee, with a rate of 28 per 100,000 and Chicago, with a rate of 24 per 100,000. But some smaller cities reported a higher homicide rates. St. Louis has a population of slightly over...
  • Some 129 countries sign up to Trump's pledge at U.N. to fight drugs

    09/24/2018 1:02:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 24, 2018 | Michelle Nichols and Jeff Mason
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Some 129 countries at the United Nations signed on to a U.S.-drafted pledge to fight the global drug problem on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump warned presented a public health and national security threat. In order to attend the brief U.N. event with Trump, countries had to sign the one-page “call to action on the world drug problem.” Trump held a similar event at the annual gathering of world leaders in New York last year, focused on U.N. reform....
  • Police warn parents after drugs found disguised as lollipops, candy cartoon characters

    09/23/2018 6:28:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    News4jax ^ | 9/23/18 | Carianne Luter
    HAPEVILLE, Ga. - Georgia police have a warning for parents after a recent bust found drugs disguised as colorful candy cartoon characters and lollipops. Police found two firearms (one stolen), cash, suspected marijuana, pills, cannabis pops, and suspected powder cocaine after a drug bust in Hapeville, police said. The drugs look like Hello Kitty and the minions from “Despicable Me.” This could be dangerous if found by children.
  • Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

    09/21/2018 8:02:30 AM PDT · by Mariner · 28 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | September 21st, 2018 | Unattributed
    Geneva (AFP) - Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year -- more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization said Friday, adding that men are particularly at risk. The UN health agency's latest report on alcohol and health pointed out that alcohol causes more than one in 20 deaths globally each year, including drink driving, alcohol-induced violence and abuse and a multitude of diseases and disorders. Men account for more than three quarters of alcohol-related deaths, the nearly 500-page report found. "Far too many people, their families and communities suffer the consequences of the harmful...
  • The Federal Agency that Fuels the Opioid Crisis

    09/18/2018 9:14:27 AM PDT · by GailA · 58 replies
    NYT ^ | 9/17/2018 | N/A
    NY SLIMES actually has a good article on the Fake Opioid Crisis. See the link.
  • Search warrant: Marijuana found in Botham Jean's apartment after deadly shooting

    09/13/2018 5:02:02 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 118 replies
    http://www.fox4news.com/news ^ | 09/13/2018 | By: FOX4News.com Staff
    DALLAS - Following the shooting death of Botham Jean by the hands of Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger, multiple search warrants were executed at Jean’s apartment as part of the investigation. One of the warrants became a public record Thursday afternoon when it was returned to the judge who signed it. It was shortly after Jean’s funeral had ended. It listed several items found in Jean's apartment, including a small amount of marijuana.
  • Missouri mom admits to stealing dying daughter’s pain medications

    09/13/2018 6:03:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    fox ^ | 09/13/2018
    A Missouri woman has been charged with stealing her terminally ill daughter’s pain medications. Medical staff found bed sores on the daughter and began suspecting the daughter wasn’t being given the prescribed doses of fentanyl and oxycodone, so they tested her urine. Police say it showed no signs of the medications..... … Bond is set at $100,000. No attorney is listed for Ballweg in online court records.
  • Family files lawsuit after woman dies in Mineral County jail

    09/11/2018 4:04:52 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 65 replies
    https://mynews4.com ^ | Wednesday, September 5th 2018 | by Melissa Matheney|
    HAWTHORNE, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — The family of a 27-year-old woman who died in a jail cell in Mineral County has filed a lawsuit arguing deputies left her to die after ignoring her serious medical needs. Kelly Coltrain was jailed in July of 2017 for unpaid traffic tickets after she was pulled over for speeding.
  • Elon Musk smokes marijuana live on web show

    09/07/2018 7:25:12 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 55 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7th September 2018 | BBC News
    Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has smoked marijuana live on the web during a podcast with comedian Joe Rogan. Mr Rogan offered his guest the drug, which is legal in California, as the pair discussed tech innovation and the public's perception of Mr Musk. "I mean, it's legal, right?" asked the Tesla founder, before taking a drag on the joint. Last month, Mr Musk said he was not "on weed" when he tweeted about plans to make Tesla a private firm. The business leader made the comments in an interview with the New York Times. He also told the newspaper he...
  • 'Deaths of despair' in rural America helped Trump win presidency, study finds

    09/05/2018 8:12:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    CNBC Politics ^ | September 4, 2018 | Emma Newburger
    Ever since Donald Trump's improbable political rise, many have attributed his appeal among the white, male voter base to economic anxiety. Faced with unemployment and wage stagnation, these voters elected a president who promised to fight for jobs. A study published on Wednesday in the Journal of General Internal Medicine offers an additional explanation: declining health and rising death rates in rural Republican bastions helped tilt the presidential election toward Trump. "Changes in life expectancy were an independent factor in voting choices. Reduced health prospects are an important marker of dissatisfaction, discouragement, hopelessness, and fear — sentiments that may have...