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Ninth Circuit Strikes A Blow Against Civil Forfeiture Abuse
There's nothing civil about civil asset forfeiture, nor about the federal government's treatment of Robert Moser. During a search of Moser's house for evidence of marijuana cultivation, federal agents seized $28,000. The search was conducted without a warrant or Moser's consent, and Moser was not informed of his Miranda rights when the agents entered his house. A federal district court found that police had committed "serial constitutional violations... [that] were purposeful and flagrant," and ordered the government to return Moser's money. By prevailing against the federal government, Moser became entitled to an award of attorney's fees under the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act (CAFRA).

But the district court didn't give Moser the award he sought. Why? Because among other things, his lawyer, Richard Barnett, supposedly gave the government's specious, unsupported... [Read More]
Saturday, October 10th | Posted by 5-HT2A | 0 Replies
McAfee Presidential Campaign Interview
We talked to ex-fugitive and cybersecurity legend John McAfee about his presidential run — and he actually kind of made sense

John McAfee did not kill his neighbor in Belize.

I know because I asked him that exact question.

"Do you know what questioning is there? They string you up by your heels and they put a football helmet on your head. And then they beat that with a baseball bat until your brain turns to mush," McAfee told me, after denying his involvement.

"It leaves no scar. It leaves no bruise. It’s not something I was doing. If you wanted to do it, I’d be happy to point you to someone who would do that to you," McAfee said.

I have no doubt that he would.

The 70-year-old former software executive is an enigma: Smart, entertaining, and a little bit of intimidating in a way that keeps you on edge.

... [Read More]
Saturday, October 10th | Posted by Calliope | 2 Replies
Natural American Spirit tobacco is not natural; contains dangerous chemical additives
Natural American Spirit tobacco is not natural; contains dangerous chemical additives

Center for Tobacco Products
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20993

AUG 27, 2015

Michael Little, President
Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.
1 Plaza La Prensa
Santa Fe, NM 87507


Dear Mr. Little:

The Center for Tobacco Products of the U.S. Food and ... [Read More]
Saturday, October 10th | Posted by Alien Sex Fiend | 4 Replies
The Mind-Bending History Of Buddhism And Psychedelics
The history of Buddhism and of psychedelics in American culture follow a surprisingly similar trajectory from the 1950s through the present-day.

But perhaps this shouldn't come as a surprise, given that they share a common aim: the liberation of the mind.

Many of the thinkers who turned to Buddhism and other Eastern philosophies in the 1960s -- including Alan Watts, Jack Kerouac, Aldous Huxley, Allen Ginsberg and Ram Dass -- were influenced in some way by their experiences with ... [Read More]
Friday, October 09th | Posted by Phungushead | 0 Replies
Doctors pioneer pot as an opioid substitute
Hundreds of opioid addicts are being treated with medical marijuana in Massachusetts, with advocates touting the new therapy as a life-changing alternative to a deadly epidemic — and facing down critics who contend they are peddling junk science.

(photo comment: Some doctors, such as Dr. Uma Dhanabalan of Uplifting Health and Wellness in Natick see medical marijuana as a way to help opioid addicts kick their habit. But others, such as Dr. Anil Kumar of Advanced Pain Management Center are wary to downright skeptical of the theory.)
... [Read More]
Friday, October 09th | Posted by TheBigBadWolf | 2 Replies
Why Being Continually Online is Like Having a Bad Acid Trip
Hippie guru Timothy Leary famously said, “Turn on, Tune in, Drop out.”

He may have been referring to psychedelics, but his quote is more relevant than ever when it comes to our culture’s connectivity with the cyber dimensions. No one is dropping out, however, and being constantly online is overloading our minds with dangerous results.

Hyper-connectivity—that state of being continually plugged-in to our devices—is a growing problem. There are solutions, as always, but first the bad news.

The damage caused by hyper-connectivity

We may be accustomed to living online, but how it stresses our brains is highlighted in an article by ATTN:, Here’s Why It’s so Important to Unplug.

... [Read More]
Friday, October 09th | Posted by Phungushead | 8 Replies
Iran Claims to be a Player Once More on the Global War on Drugs
Shortly after the announcement of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in July, thousands of Iranians took to the streets to celebrate the historic nuclear deal. “[Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad] Zarif, thank you,” cheered ecstatic crowds, holding placards in support of the agreement and President Hassan Rouhani’s government. If duly implemented, the JCPOA will limit Iran’s nuclear program while lifting the international sanctions that have isolated the country from the international community for more than a decade. For the people of Iran, who have tasted the bitterness of sanctions, this agreement is indeed a call for celebration.

Arguments that Iran’s reengagement in both regional and international affairs can positively impact political, security and economic conversations are often heard. Yet no one seems to be talking about Iran’s influence over another global challenge: the fight against the... [Read More]
Friday, October 09th | Posted by Beenthere2Hippie | 0 Replies
Federal US Agents Cracking Down on Illegal Colorado Weed Sites
Several large marijuana cultivation sites in Colorado that were being used by traffickers to ship the drug to other states have been dismantled by federal agents and state police in the past six weeks, authorities said on Thursday.

Since mid-August, federal, state and local law-enforcement agencies have raided the illegal pot cultivation sites in the Colorado mountains, including several in... [Read More]
Friday, October 09th | Posted by Beenthere2Hippie | 0 Replies
6,000 Prisoners to be Released in US to Help Cut Over-Crowding
The Justice Department is set to release about 6,000 inmates early from prison — the largest one-time release of federal prisoners — in an effort to reduce overcrowding and provide relief to drug offenders who received harsh sentences over the past three decades, according to U.S. officials.

The inmates from federal prisons nationwide will be set free by the department’s Bureau of Prisons between Oct. 30 and Nov. 2. About two-thirds of them will go to halfway houses and home confinement before being put on supervised release. About one-third are foreign citizens who will be quickly deported, officials said.

The early releases follow action by the U.S. Sentencing Commission — an independent agency that sets sentencing policies for... [Read More]
Friday, October 09th | Posted by Beenthere2Hippie | 0 Replies
Benzodiazepine Use Tied to Increased Dementia Development, Study Suggests
Several common drugs used to treat psychiatric disorders have been found to greatly increase a person’s risk of developing dementia. In their new study, clinicians from the American College of Osteopathic Neurologists and Psychiatrists found a substantial body of evidence linking benzodiazepines to Alzheimer's disease and other forms of cognitive decline.

Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs that affect the central nervous system and are often used to reduce anxiety, panic disorders, insomnia, and prevent seizures. The most common forms on the... [Read More]
Friday, October 09th | Posted by Beenthere2Hippie | 0 Replies
Drunken Antarctica Scientists 'Fighting And Exposing Themselves'

The McMurdo station in Antarctica Andrew Smith, National Science Foundation

Scientists at American bases in Antarctica should be subject to regular breathalyser tests because they are prone to alcohol abuse, a report has said.

The audit carried out by the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Office of the Inspector General of the US Antarctic Program (USAP) warned of the “unpredictable behaviour” created by scientists consuming alcohol.

According to the report, had “led to fights, indecent exposure, and employees arriving to work under the influence”.

Although the McMurdo base has three bars and the Amundsen-Scott South Pole station has a small shop where alcohol... [Read More]
Thursday, October 08th | Posted by 5-HT2A | 1 Reply
Man calls 911 to report GF "would not give him any ass."
A man who allegedly claims he couldn't get any lovin' from his girlfriend is probably also not getting any love from 911 dispatchers in Spartanburg, South Carolina, either.

Patrick Doggett, 53, was arrested shortly after midnight Tuesday after he allegedly called 911 to complain that his girlfriend "would not give him any ass,” according to a police report obtained by The Smoking Gun.

When officers arrived at Doggett’s home, he was outside drinking what the report described as an alcoholic beverage.

Officers said Doggett told them he had been drinking all day and was looking forward to having sex with his girlfriend.

Doggett said his girlfriend declined because her grandchild was with her, according to the New York Daily News.

That set Doggett off, and he called 911 to deal with the issue, according to authorities.

The responding officer said... [Read More]
Wednesday, October 07th | Posted by Basoodler | 8 Replies
Five held in Paris over 'devils breath' zombie drug in second sting in weeks

Police arrest five Chinese nationals in Paris on suspicion of blowing scopolamine, a powerful "hypnotic" drug, into strangers' faces" that deprives them of free will

Five Chinese nationals have been arrested on suspicion of using a powerful Colombian drug dubbed "the devil’s breath" that turns victims into willing “zombies”– in the second sting operation in Paris in weeks.

The gang of five was arrested in Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport last Friday and were found to be carrying €75,000 (£55,000) and $16,500 in cash along with a thermos stuffed full of precious jewellery of an unknown value.

Police believe the valuables were stolen from dozens of victims who were sprayed with scopolamine, a... [Read More]
Tuesday, October 06th | Posted by Basoodler | 3 Replies
Man Calls Police to say He's Way Too High on Weed...
YOUNGSTOWN - Police in Ohio say they were called to a house by a man who complained he'd gotten too high smoking marijuana.

The Youngstown Vindicator (http://bit.ly/1FRAt4i ) reports that Austintown Township police on Friday found the 22-year-old man curled in a fetal position on the floor, groaning and surrounded by snacks that included Doritos, Goldfish crackers and Chips Ahoy cookies.

The newspaper reports that the man told officers he couldn't feel his hands.

Officers found a glass jar of marijuana and paraphernalia in the man's car after he gave them his keys. The man refused medical treatment and so far has not been charged with a crime.

... [Read More]
Tuesday, October 06th | Posted by Beenthere2Hippie | 1 Reply
"Straight Populace" (Finally) Realizing That Many Use E-Cigs to Smoke Weed With
E-cigarettes increasingly are being used as a less detectable way to inhale cannabis, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.

A study published recently in the journal Pediatrics said 16 percent of high school students, with percentages expected to rise, are using e-cigarettes to vaporize ... [Read More]
Tuesday, October 06th | Posted by Beenthere2Hippie | 0 Replies
NHL Facing Recreational Cocaine Use Problems With Its Players
Cocaine use among NHL players has been on the rise in recent years, and the league is preparing to the address the issue, according to Fox Sports.

The NHL regularly tests for performance-enhancing drugs, and last year added a test for recreational drugs. Last year, 800 of the 2,400 player urine samples collected were tested for recreational drugs, and the resulting report showed that the presence of cocaine was becoming more common.

In response, the league is in discussion with the NHL Players Association about adding cocaine to the list of banned... [Read More]
Tuesday, October 06th | Posted by Beenthere2Hippie | 0 Replies
Moms Accused of Shooting Up 14-Year-Old Daughter and Her Boyfriend With Heroin
A Chester County, Pennsylvania, woman was arrested last week after she allegedly admitted to injecting her 14-year-old daughter and her daughter's 16-year-old boyfriend with heroin.

Jessica Lynn Riffey, 34, was charged last week with endangering the welfare of children, corruption of minors, drug delivery and various other charges, Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan said in a press release Monday.

"Supplying anyone with heroin is a potential death sentence," Hogan said in a statement. "Injecting children, including your own... [Read More]
Tuesday, October 06th | Posted by Beenthere2Hippie | 0 Replies
How drunk? Estimates questioned in drunken-driving cases
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) -- The way prosecutors see it, Oneil Sharpe Jr. was drunk when he raced down a Long Island highway at nearly 100 mph this summer and slammed into a car carrying a family home from a church gathering, causing a fiery wreck that killed a father and his two children.

Sharpe's blood-alcohol reading, taken about four hours later, was 0.06 percent - below the legal threshold of 0.08. But he was still charged with drunken driving and vehicular homicide because a forensic technique estimated that his blood-alcohol level at the time of the crash actually was 0.12.

That technique, known as "retrograde extrapolation," has been used to win convictions nationwide for decades, but has increasingly come under scrutiny by drunken-driving experts as an unreliable measure of a person's intoxication. Some defense attorneys have even labeled it junk... [Read More]
Monday, October 05th | Posted by Basoodler | 0 Replies
Turns Out Today's Depression Treatment May Be Lacking. Big Time
For years, doctors have had two main strategies for treating depression: antidepressants and psychotherapy. These practices, according to the published research, can be fairly effective. Or at least that's what we thought. But recent research now suggests that we've actually been overestimating the effectiveness of our best treatments for depression — in part because published studies were giving a biased picture of the medical evidence.

The reason has to do with something called "publication bias." Often there are lots of different scientists conducting studies on whether, say, a particular ... [Read More]
Monday, October 05th | Posted by Beenthere2Hippie | 0 Replies
German Mayor's Push to Legalize Cannabis Meets With Failiure
BERLIN- A German mayor said Monday her attempt at getting cannabis sales legalised in her Berlin district had been slapped down by federal authorities.

Monika Herrmann, Greens party mayor for the Berlin inner district known for its clubbing scene, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, had sought permission for four sales points to be set up for registered residents to buy up to 60 grams of cannabis every month. In her 25-page proposal, she argued that even though cannabis sales are outlawed, in reality, it was possible to easily purchase the soft drug. By legalising the sales,... [Read More]
Monday, October 05th | Posted by Beenthere2Hippie | 0 Replies

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