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  • I was a bad influence on the Beatles: James Taylor

    02/17/2020 5:09:42 PM PST · by Pelham · 99 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Feb 17, 2020 | Jenny Stevens
    ..Born in Boston in 1948, Taylor was, according to his memoir, “brought up devoted to progressive politics, self-improvement and the arts”. His father, a doctor, moved the family to the south when he became the dean of the medical school of the University of North Carolina; his mother didn’t want to go, and fought against the politics she found there. She saw the north-eastern state of Massachusetts as a “lost Eden” and would spend her days doing sit-ins at segregated lunch counters, on protests, and hauling her five kids to Martha’s Vineyard every summer to “restore our Yankee credentials”. Not...
  • Is America Ready to Decriminalize Meth and Heroin?

    02/11/2020 7:49:42 PM PST · by karpov · 75 replies
    National Review ^ | February 11, 2020 | David Harsanyi
    In 1969, the height of the Sixties’ cultural revolution, Pew found that only 12 percent of Americans supported the legalization of pot. Fifty years later, 67 percent of voters support it. Virtually every candidate on the Democratic presidential slate backs some form of marijuana legalization. Even the Trump administration has left states to manage their own business on the matter. This year, at least one candidate supports going further and decriminalizing all drugs. On Sunday, Fox News’ Chris Wallace pushed Iowa caucus winner Pete Buttigieg to explain his support for the “decriminalization” of all narcotics. First, he asked Buttigieg whether...
  • Buttigieg wants to decriminalize possession of all drugs, including heroin and meth

    02/10/2020 5:14:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 67 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 2/09/20 | Tom Tillison
    **SNIP** To recap, Buttigieg is saying possession of heroin and meth would be legal, but the distribution would not be legal. Wallace pressed to ensure that Buttigieg was being understood correctly. “You would say that possession of heroin is not illegal,” the Fox News host said, to make clear. “Not going to be dealt with through incarceration,” Buttigieg replied, coming up just short on saying it would be legal, but stressing there would be no punitive action that involves jail. Wallace noted that the candidate’s website says decriminalize it, prompting more doublespeak from Buttigieg. “Yes,” he answered. “Or it could...
  • Tulsi Gabbard Endorses Legalizing Drugs

    01/19/2020 3:44:01 PM PST · by conservative98 · 131 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jan 19, 2020, | Tom Angell
    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) is calling for the U.S. to legalize currently illicit drugs. “If we take that step to legalize and regulate, then we're no longer treating people who are struggling with substance addiction and abuse as criminals and instead getting them the help that they need,” the 2020 presidential candidate said at a campaign stop in Merrimack, New Hampshire on Friday. She was responding to a voter who asked whether her plan to end the war on drugs centered on more harm reduction and treatment or if it involved moving to “legalize and regulate narcotics so that you're...
  • Seven people have died in a Southern California county. Bacteria tied to heroin blamed

    12/09/2019 6:01:31 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 08, 2019 | Darrell Smith
    Seven San Diego residents are dead from a flesh-eating bacteria tied to black tar heroin and county health officials are on the alert for yet more cases. Officials from San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency on Thursday announced the two-month string of deaths from the soft tissue infection myonecrosis and have told the medical community in this county of more than 3.3 million people to watch for more cases.
  • 7 Killed by Flesh-Eating Bacteria Linked to Black Tar Heroin in San Diego County

    12/05/2019 5:55:27 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    Between Oct. 2 and Nov. 24, nine people who injected the drug were admitted to local hospitals with severe myonecrosis, according to a news release from the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency. Seven of them died. Myonecrosis is a bacterial infection that destroys muscle tissue. The nine patients ranged in age from 19 to 57 years old, and five of them were male, officials said. “People who use black tar heroin are not only at higher risk of dying from an overdose, but also more prone to developing myonecrosis and wound botulism,” said Wilma Wooten, the county’s...
  • $4.9M worth of heroin seized in largest bust on Polk County record (FL)

    12/02/2019 3:51:03 PM PST · by chajin · 13 replies
    WFLA ^ | Dec. 2, 2019 | WFLA 8 On Your Side Staff
    POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Seven people were arrested in what authorities are calling the “largest seizure of heroin” by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. According to a news release, it all started when deputies learned someone was sending methamphetamine to Polk County by mail from southern California. Detectives began working with a task force in Bloomington, California and had undercover detectives buy 100 pounds of “Mexican methamphetamine” from a supplier based in California.
  • Activation of opioid receptor uncovered

    11/27/2019 12:53:47 PM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies ^ | November 27, 2019 | Provided by University of Bonn
    Together with colleagues from Shanghai, Brussels, Canada and the USA, researchers from the University of Bonn have uncovered the binding mechanism of an important pain receptor. The results facilitate the development of new active substances. The opioids used today to treat severe pain can be addictive and sometimes have life-threatening side effects. The results of this new research are published in the renowned journal Science Advances. Opioids are among the most effective painkillers available today. They include, for instance, morphine or oxycodone, which has been prescribed very carelessly in the USA, with serious consequences: Hundreds of thousands of patients have...
  • Trudeau “open” to funding heroin supply for addicts in Vancouver(Canada,eh?)

    11/22/2019 3:16:57 PM PST · by dynachrome · 31 replies
    According to Vancouver mayor Kennedy Stewart, Justin Trudeau is open to the idea of having the federal government fund the supply of heroin to junkies in Vancouver. Trudeau spent the day meeting with the mayors of Vancouver and Calgary, where he reportedly spoke about his openness to use taxpayer dollars to buy dangerous drugs.
  • Autopsy shows judge died of fentanyl, heroin overdose

    10/17/2019 10:28:18 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 17, 2019 | Associated Press
    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — An autopsy report shows a North Carolina judge died of a fentanyl and heroin overdose. The News & Record of Greensboro reports District Court Judge Tom Jarrell was found unresponsive on the bedroom floor of his home in High Point on Aug. 3. The report from the N.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner also says the 56-year-old Jarrell had alcohol in his system. According to the report, Jarrell had a medical history with an irregular heartbeat, but police found a plastic bag with a powdered substance in his pocket. The autopsy found that there was...
  • Burger King employee caught taking pictures of customer's debit card: report [OH]

    09/30/2019 10:07:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 40 replies ^ | 09-30-2019 | Staff
    <p>Some Burger King customers may have been getting an unwanted side of identity theft.</p> <p>A woman claims that she witnessed one of the fast-food chain’s employee’s take a picture of her debit card while using the drive-thru at a location in Ohio. When the woman complained, a manager for the restaurant reportedly discovered multiple photos of customers' debit cards on the worker’s phone.</p>
  • Trump To Slap SF With Notice Of Environmental Violation

    09/18/2019 11:46:32 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 106 replies
    The Trump administration plans to deliver a notice of environmental violation to San Francisco over its homelessness problem. President Trump said late Wednesday the notice would come from the Environmental Protection Agency. He said waste, specifically used needles, in storm sewers is contributing to ocean pollution. He added: “They have to clean it up. We can’t have our cities going to hell.” In a statement, San Francisco Mayor London Breed said the city has a sewer system that runs effectively, keeping debris from reaching the Bay or the Pacific Ocean.
  • China May Help Taliban Boost Opium Exports [Video]

    09/12/2019 1:47:01 AM PDT · by familyop · 7 replies
    One America News Network ^ | September 11, 2019 | OAN Newsroom
    Chinese investment in Afghanistan could fuel the production and exports of dangerous drugs to the U.S. One America’s Kristian Rouz looks into the matter.
  • Sens. Manchin & Braun Attempting to Practice Medicine Without a License—& Fighting Wrong War

    07/13/2019 5:27:23 AM PDT · by GailA · 120 replies
    Cato ^ | 7/12/19 | Jeffery Singer
    Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mike Braun (R-IN) are still trying to address the fentanyl and heroin overdose crisis—soon to be joined by a methamphetamine and cocaine overdose crisis—by denying chronic pain patients access to pain relief. They have just introduced a bill they call The FDA Opioid Labeling Accuracy Act, which would “prohibit the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from allowing opioids to be labeled for intended use of ‘around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment’ until a study can be completed on the long-term use of opioids.” Set aside the fact that most pain specialists agree that, in some cases, long-term...
  • Officers use Narcan to revive girl, 2, after apparent heroin overdose in Norristown

    06/01/2019 12:31:37 PM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    Fox 29 (Philadelphia) ^ | 05/31/2019 | Jeff Cole
    A young girl is in the hospital after authorities responded to an emergency call and used Narcan to revive her Friday afternoon. Around 12:30 p.m. officers responded to a call for a child in distress outside the Sister Mini Market at Marshall and Arch Streets in Norristown. A witness on the scene tells FOX 29’s Jeff Cole a woman set an unconscious 2-year-old girl down in the street in front of the store. The witness, identified as John, says he attempted to help the child while police were called. As opened the child's mouth, the witness said he pulled a...
  • Heroin Is Vanishing as Fentanyl Swamps Streets

    05/20/2019 6:13:47 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 54 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 18, 2019 | Abby Goodnough
    BALTIMORE — Heroin has ravaged this city since the early 1960s, fueling desperation and crime that remain endemic in many neighborhoods. But lately, despite heroin’s long, deep history here, users say it has become nearly impossible to find.
  • Officials warn of new drug 100 times more potent than fentanyl

    04/18/2019 12:31:58 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 39 replies
    CBS ^ | April 16, 2019 | CBS News
    Officials in San Diego County have issued an alert after three people have suffered documented fatal overdoses from a new form of the drug fentanyl know as carfentanil. It would only take 2 mg of the drug to cause a deadly overdose meanwhile it would only take .02 mg of carfentanil to have the same fatal results, CBS Sacramento reported. Langdon Fielding is an emergency veterinarian at Loomis Basin Equine. He said he uses fentanyl on horses for pain relief. "Basically it's super strong morphine-like a really strong drug to control pain," said Fielding. Carfentanil is similar to fentanyl but...
  • Blaming Prescription Pain Pills For The Opioid Epidemic Is Fake News

    03/27/2019 10:55:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/27/2019 | Peter Pischke
    Angela Kennecke is a popular reporter for a television news station in my hometown of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Each weeknight, Kennecke is at the anchor desk for KELO, a CBS affiliate, and has been there as long as I can remember. For many people in the “Sioux Empire,” Kennecke’s work on television is a normal part of the day, and they can count on her to tell them how it is.But Kennecke’s objectivity was shaken in May 2018, when her 21-year-old daughter, Emily, was found dead after overdosing on heroin that had been laced with the opioid fentanyl....
  • 'Pawn Stars' host Rick Harrison compares socialism to heroin: 'The first shot is great... then .."

    02/28/2019 12:13:06 PM PST · by SMGFan · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 28, 2019
    NATIONAL HARBOR – "Pawn Stars” host Rick Harrison injected some humor into his CPAC speech on Thursday afternoon. Harrison, the star of the History channel show and an outspoken conservative, delivered his speech on ‘the stupidity of socialism’ at one of the largest annual gatherings of conservatives just outside Washington, D.C. “The majority [of] people in this room know that socialism is just stupid,” he said. “It’s literally like heroin. The first shot is great. For a little bit it’s wonderful, but then the rest of your life is a living hell. And that’s literally what the socialists are doing.”...
  • Trump forced to declare emergency because of congressional apathy, negligence and incompetence

    02/16/2019 8:51:48 AM PST · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 16, 2019 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Democrats are calling President Trump every name in the book and threatening multiple lawsuits to overturn his Friday declaration of a national emergency on our southern border. The president is using the declaration to enable him to shift funds already in the federal budget to border security. The shifting of money from one set of priorities to the more urgent priority of border security will allow the president to spend over $8.1 billion to build barriers along part of our border with Mexico and fund other border security measures. But listen to the angry denunciations of the president by outraged...