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Muted Star Wars, Trump, Marvel, & iPhone from my timeline, it’s like a breath of fresh air! 🔇💩

“We’re hallucinating all the time, It’s just that when we agree about our hallucinations, we call that reality.”

21 Savage “Jealous Of Lil Yachty Buys $300K Self Portrait Chain To Compete

Charges filed against Lake Central teacher accused of snorting drugs in class

Amazon Shitted On Yer Lawn

“Alien Down!”
Did the U.S. Air Force Shoot & Kill a Runaway Alien At Fort Dix New Jersey in 1978? 👽🔫

New York City Has Genetically Distinct ‘Uptown’ and ‘Downtown’ Rats

Facebook’s New Suicide Detection A.I., Could Put Innocent People Behind Bars

Kellyanne Conway always struck me as someone tweaking on Adderall #BigPharma

‘Glitter is the herpes of craft supplies’


The pleasure of remembering obsolete technologies

‘Break up Google and Facebook if you ever want innovation again’

All the Ways You Can Break Your Penis

Sir Richard Branson “motorboated” backing singer, Antonia Jenae, by sticking his face in her boobs and shaking it v…

Does Smoking Pot Affect The Taste Of Sperm?

Inside the Orgasm Lab

First smart condom collects data during sex to show men if they’re good in bed

Bio-engineered Plants May Be Spying on You

20 Year Old Chinese Video Game Streamer Reportedly Dies of Exhaustion After Months of Sleepless Nights

Inside Crackland: The Open-Air Drug Market That São Paulo Just Can’t Kick

Woman jailed after inmate boyfriend dies of meth-laden kiss

The Birthplace of American Vintage
How East Village shop Limbo made secondhand clothes cool

Jerry Butler shows the proper way to stuff a turkey

You Don’t Have Listen to the Government. Eat the Foods You Like.

Drug-Induced Nail Changes: Counting to 10

High-Ranking Male Primates Keep Wafting Their Sex Stink at Females, Who Hate It



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Vampire Billionaires


⬤ VALIE EXPORT. Action Pants: Genital Panic. 1969

⬤ $1,000 Bagel Is Back in New York City! 💸

⬤ Vampire Billionaires 😈💉
The Secretive Family Making Billions From the Opioid Crisis

⬤ E-cigs are being adapted to smoke heroin, crack cocaine and ecstasy to make detection harder

⬤ How to Win a War on Drugs

⬤ People Are Dying Because of Ignorance, not Because of Opioids

⬤ ‘Of course it’s loaded you stupid shit’
Final words of GHB user who was fatally shot during drug-fuelled 3some

⬤ RIP Mr. Lahey from Trailer Park Boys


Equifax Deserves the Corporate Death Penalty

⬤ The opioid epidemic: How Congress and drug company lobbyists worked to neutralize the DEA

⬤ Drink Up: High Lead Levels Found in Two InfoWars Supplements

⬤ Monster Marijuana Plants In Oregon

⬤ Dumbass with ‘I love ketamine’ bumper sticker is pulled over… and busted for K

⬤ What happens when you take LSD & the visuals don’t stop?
Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder

⬤ Meth-Laced 7Up Reportedly Found in Mexico

⬤ Synthetic Pot Laced With Formaldehyde Raises Concern In Dallas

⬤ Scientists grow human mini-brains in lab then dose them with psychedelic drugs

⬤ Only A Handful Of People In History Have Ever Overdosed On LSD. This Is What Happened To Them

⬤ An anarchist takes on the drug industry — by teaching patients to make their own meds

⬤ Deep In the Heart Of The Congo, Pygmie Tribes Are Selling Weed To Survive

⬤ Some consider the Sajama Lines to be the largest artwork in the world

⬤ A Visual History Of Video Companies In The 80’s #VHS

⬤ Police Reportedly Claim a Brooklyn Teen Consented to Sex in Custody. That’s Impossible.

⬤ ‘Dead Serious’ Pennsylvania GOP Mayoral Candidate Determined to Enact ‘Narco Bunnies’ Plan to Sniff Out Drugs

⬤ Someone Is Trying to Knock the Dark Web Drug Trade Offline

⬤ Murderer Of Children Can’t Be Cremated To “Witches’ Sabbath” portion of Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique

⬤ How Hippies Put on the Worst Music Festival in History

⬤ Eggs are the future

⬤ Bigfoot Dildo

⬤ Is Nirvana Punk?

⬤ Is Nirvana punk?

⬤ Did Post Malone’s “Rockstar” Get To #1 By Gaming The Billboard System?

⬤ Hustler Founder Larry Flynt Offers $10M for Info Leading to Trump’s Impeachment

⬤ Harmony Korine’s Newest Stoner Comedy “The Beach Bum” Will Have Weed Smell-O-Vision

⬤ Warning of ‘ecological Armageddon’ after dramatic plunge in insect numbers

⬤ Praying mantis watching TV

⬤ Russian Artist (best known for nailing his scrotum to the ground on Moscow’s Red Square) Burns French Bank

⬤ How Superstitions and Myths Affect Animal Conservation

⬤ The Tree That Owns Itself 🌲

⬤ Take A Peek Inside The Transient, Beautiful Lives Of Emerald Triangle Trimmers (Photos) #Trimmigrants

Pot farmer’s dreams go up in smoke during California wildfires 🔥🍁🔥

Are Mexican Cartels Behind California’s Wildfires?

⬤ Fire, Brimstone, and Dioxin: Toxic Smoke from Wine Country Wildfires Threatens Cannabis Crop and Public Health

⬤ Suspects’ phones led Northwest investigators to carcasses in one of the biggest poaching cases they’ve ever seen

⬤ Police warn 3 drugs could explode onto local streets

⬤ Philip K. Dick’s High Life – LSD & Speed

⬤ Magic mushrooms may ‘reset’ the brains of depressed patients

⬤ Mobile Phone Companies Appear To Be Selling Your Location To Almost Anyone

⬤ The new urban legend ‘White Van’?
Bizarre Drone Tries To Lure Kids Off School Playground In Ohio

⬤ Scientists Can Read a Bird’s Brain and Predict Its Next Song

⬤ Everything Is Fake: Top 40 Pieces Of Fakery In Our World

⬤ Adolf Hitler’s underpants have been sold for $6,737 at an auction in the US

⬤ The Bizarre Story of How Trump Won’t Stop Claiming a Fake Renoir Painting He Owns Is Real

⬤ Thief in a suitcase robs bus baggage in Paris

⬤ War of the Worlds (1953) Pressbook

⬤ Found: The Elaborate Coal Belt Buckles of First-Century Women Warriors

⬤ Biohacker Josiah Zayner is injecting himself with self-edited DNA at home

Los Angeles Eyebrows


Man behind infamous ‘alien autopsy’ video finally reveals the whole truth behind it

⬤ Little Green Men from UFOs? POW WWII mural at Wright Patt a mystery

⬤ Controversial ‘Head Transplant’ Doctor Claims Success In Animal Experiments

⬤ Tech bro founds a religious organization seeking “a Godhead based on Artificial Intelligence”

⬤ Deep Purple’s “Smoke on Water” one of the first two songs to be encoded into the very fabric of life via DNA editing

⬤ Even Pokémon Go used by extensive Russian-linked meddling effort

⬤ How Facebook Outs Sex Workers

⬤ Can You be Hacked by the World Around You?

⬤ For sale: (1) Chuck E. Cheese’s animatronic band

⬤ Camping With John Waters and His Band of ‘Filthy Freaks’

⬤ Weinstein: “just stand there and shut up” before reportedly ejaculating into a potted plant

⬤ Hollywood’s long ugly history with sexual harassment

⬤ Pussycat Doll ‘I Wasn’t In a Girl Group, I Was in a Prostitution Ring’: Pop Super Star Exposes Hollywood Sex Slavery

⬤ A man with a tattoo on his forehead that reads, “I’m a pornstar & I fuck teen sluts” Arrested On Groping Allegation

⬤ Where ‘Hitler’ doesn’t mean anything
“Hitler: Reloaded” Clothing

⬤ The Lost Worlds of Wim Wenders’s Polaroids

⬤ Who vacations in war zones?

⬤ Every crate digger’s nightmare:
Record store has ‘Whipped Cream and Other Delights’ and nothing else

⬤ Someone cosplayed the Javits Center at this year’s New York Comic-Con (which is held at the Javits Center)

⬤ Driverless Cars Are Giving Engineers a Headache
Need power for 50 to 100 laptops continuously running in the trunk

⬤ The Documentary, Beats, Rhymes and Justice: Hip Hop on Rikers Island

⬤ Haah, Superchunk cover Corrosion Of Conformity ‘Mad World’

⬤ The Insane Story of How Pimp C Hated the “Big Pimpin” Beat, Refused to Travel for Video Shoot

⬤ Preacher Destroys Eminem and Defends Trump

⬤ Kodak Black Diamond Teeth Wont Stop Bleeding At Dentist Office

⬤ Young Thug Starts MAKING OUT with Lil Uzi Vert’s New YSL Chain!
Nice Marilyn Manson piece, duuude.

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Sensation Seeking

A Different Taste of The Big Apple


Pimps, prostitutes and the destitute: Bartender’s 1970s photos reveal Old School Gritty Times Square New Yorkers

Inside the baffling Caribbean village where little girls turn into BOYS at the age of 12 & suddenly grow penises

Energy Drinks May Trigger Future Substance Use increased risk later use alcohol, cocaine, prescription stimulants

 Scientists Finally Unlock the Recipe For Magic Mushrooms

How Taboo Are These Sexual Fetishes?

7 pieces of gear that prove Kraftwerk are technological trailblazers

Angelyne’s Real Identity Is Finally Solved

…Or how The Internet ruins everything

Here Are This Year’s 8 Most Ridiculously Calorie-Filled Chain Restaurant Meals

Operation Mindfuck

The problem with sex and glitter – Glitter Pussy Pills

Syphilis Tsunami


Zuvuya with Terence McKenna – Dream Matrix Telemetry (1993)

‘Welcome to Tweakerville’

Thousands Died in Opioid Crisis While Trump Commission Stalled on Delivering Crucial Report

The latest dangerous drug trend ‘Narcan Parties’ doesn’t actually exist

This Is Spinal Tap’s $400 Million Lawsuit

Posing DJs

LSD king Owsley Stanley’s ‘Sonic Journals’ surface after 50 years

The Greatest Mystery Finally Solved: Who Makes Trader Joe’s Snacks?

America’s beloved dogs and cats play a significant role in causing global warming, according to a new study by UCLA

Citibike Upskirt


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Fuckin’ Millennials

archie gets shot

Archie Dies Saving His Gay Best Friend in a Shopping Mall Shooting

archie shot and bleeding dead

Biohackers Are Engineering Yeast to Make THC…

Insane Record Collections and the People Who Own Them…

Hookah: Like Smoking 40 Cigarettes & Kissing Everybody…

Nightmare Playgrounds…

The Babushkas of Chernobyl: Defying Death for the Love of Home…

Fire therapy is burning up in China
Being burned is thought to cure stress, indigestion and even cancer…

Crystal doorknob refracted the sun’s rays and set a dressing gown on fire, destroying bedroom in $2.5m home…

UK chain removes baby sleep suits from stores after parents notice clothing covered in penis drawings…

Online game addicted young Chinese couple sells 2 newborns to buy in-game items…

The Mystery of the Blinking Mummy…

Blackest is the new black: Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can’t see it…

These Tiny Robots Are Powered by Living Tissue
Creeping machines use real skeletal muscle to power their movements…

Iron Dome: the public relations weapon
Israel says 90% success rate, expert says 5% or less…

German politician admits to using crystal meth to improve work performance…

Meet Catey Shaw: The Rebecca Black Of Brooklyn Gentrification
The Worst Things Of All Time…

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Don’t Yank My Chain

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Printable List of Monsanto Owned “Food” Producers

In light of the recent public anger over the Monsanto Protection Act, here’s a simple, printable list of companies that use Monsanto products. By avoiding products made by companies on this list, you can help ensure your money isn’t going to Monsanto and also watch out for the health of your family and yourself
Study: Bondage Aficionados Are Better-Adjusted Than Most
According to new research from the Netherlands, the psychological profile of people who participate in these types of erotic games “is characterized by a set of balanced, autonomous, and beneficial personality characteristics.” Compared to those who engage in more mainstream sexual behavior, such aficionados report “a higher level of subjective well-being.” “We conclude that (these activities) may be thought of as a recreational leisure, rather than the expression of psychopathological processes,” psychologist Andreas Wismeijer of Nyenrode Business University writes in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

Anatomy of a Logo: Star Wars

The film, Star Wars, premiered on May 25, 1977. Today, on its 36th anniversary, I’m examining the evolution of the film’s logo. 

Google-owned Motorola reveals stomach acid-powered tablet that turns your body into a password

Regina Dugan, former director of the Defense Advanced Research Agency (DARPA) and current head of Google-owned Motorola’s research division, introduced a prototype “vitamin authentication” tablet which turns your entire body into a walking authentication token. “We got to do a lot of epic shit when I was at DARPA,” Dugan said. Indeed, DARPA has been involved in everything from weaponized hallucinations to tiny spy computers to military human enhancements to automated drone-borne targeting and tracking systems to linking rat brains over the internet and much more. Forget traditional usernames and passwords, this technology unveiled at D11 uses a tiny stomach acid-powered tablet to produce an 18-bit signal which can be detected by outside devices and used for authentication.

Ex-cop’s odd underwear incident results in jail

A 20-year San Antonio Police Department veteran was ordered Wednesday to serve six months in jail for a bizarre incident last year in which he was found wandering the streets near his wrecked city vehicle, disoriented and without pants. Sgt. Joseph Earl Myers, 53, who resigned almost immediately after the incident, had no explanation for the odd occurrence as state District Judge Melisa Skinner pressed him for answers that have so far eluded authorities. “I made some bad decisions,” Myers said while apologizing, conceding he’d mixed alcohol with the prescription sleep drug Ambien the night before. The former narcotics officer added that he has no idea how cocaine was found in his system, although he doesn’t dispute it was. He’d never used illegal substances before, he said. “I don’t know where I was. I was irrational. I was disoriented,” he told authorities. “I don’t remember leaving the house. I don’t remember taking cocaine.” Thanks Jasmine

Police: Ann Marie Haines poisons burritos, feeds them to husband, daughter

A Lehigh County woman is behind bars for allegedly poisoning burritos and feeding them to her family. Ann Marie Haines cooked up the meal Tuesday night inside her home on Yorkshire Drive in Lower Macungie Township because her husband and daughter didn’t invite her to go along on a car shopping trip, police said. Investigators said Haines crushed up some sort of medication and put it into the burritos, which she then fed to her husband and daughter. They reportedly felt dizzy and tired and had to be taken to the hospital to be checked out.

Bloomberg: Medical marijuana a ‘hoax’

In a discussion of efforts to legalize it across the country, Bloomberg said, “There’s no medical. This is one of the great hoaxes of all time.” He went on to make another eyebrow raising statement about how legalizing marijuana will cause other problems. “Drug dealers have families to feed,” Bloomberg said.  “If they can’t sell marijuana, they’ll sell something else.” Bloomberg says that “something else” will be worse than pot. “The push to legalize this is just wrongheaded,” Bloomberg added.

The most embarrassing graph in American drug policy

An enormous law enforcement effort seeks to raise prices at every point in the supply chain from farmers to end-users: Eradicating coca crops in source countries, hindering access to chemicals required for drug production, interdicting smuggling routes internationally and within our borders, street-level police actions against local dealers. That’s why this may be the most embarrassing graph in the history of drug control policy. (I’m grateful to Peter Reuter, Jonathan Caulkins, and Sarah Chandler for their willingness to share this figure from their work.) Law enforcement strategies have utterly failed to even maintain street prices of the key illicit substances. Street drug prices in the below figure fell by roughly a factor of five between 1980 and 2008. Meanwhile the number of drug offenders locked up in our jails and prisons went from fewer than 42,000 in 1980 to a peak of 562,000 in 2007.

The Latest Cannabis Discoveries That the Federal Government Doesn’t Want You to Know About

Frequent cannabis smokers possess no greater lung cancer risk than do either occasional pot smokers or non-smokers Subjects who regularly inhale cannabis smoke do not possess an increased risk of lung cancer compared to those who either consume it occasionally or not at all, according to data presented in April at the annual meeting of the American Academy for Cancer Research.   Investigators from the University of California, Los Angeles analyzed data from six case-control studies, conducted between 1999 and 2012, involving over 5,000 subjects (2,159 cases and 2,985 controls) from around the world.   They reported, “Our pooled results showed no significant association between the intensity, duration, or cumulative consumption of cannabis smoke and the risk of lung cancer overall or in never smokers.”

44 percent of drinkers can’t taste difference between cheap and top-shelf vodka: Post survey

More than two dozen New Jersey bars caught pouring cheap hooch into top-shelf bottles got away with cheating customers likely because 44 percent of tipplers can’t even taste the difference, a Post survey has found. We enlisted eager volunteers to sample a shot of the $35-a-bottle French-made Grey Goose vodka and a shot of upstate Syracuse’s $8-a-bottle grain vodka Alexis to see whether they could pick the “better” booze. The results were sobering — 22 of the 50 tasters preferred the low-end elixir.

‘Smoking’ alcohol is a highly dangerous trend among the calorie-conscious: experts 

In an effort to gain a greater buzz for fewer calories, some young drinkers are inhaling their liquor – either pouring it over dry ice or ‘freebasing’ it and sucking up the vapors. Either way, going around the stomach and liver is incredibly risky, doctors say.

Iraqi farmer:” Im addicted to eating scorpions ” Farmer eats Live Scorpions! [Video]


Crystal Meth Origins Link Back to Nazi Germany and World War II

It was in Germany, though, that the drug first became popular. When the then-Berlin-based drug maker Temmler Werke launched its methamphetamine compound onto the market in 1938, high-ranking army physiologist Otto Ranke saw in it a true miracle drug that could keep tired pilots alert and an entire army euphoric. It was the ideal war drug. In September 1939, Ranke tested the drug on university students, who were suddenly capable of impressive productivity despite being short on sleep. From that point on, the Wehrmacht, Germany’s World War II army, distributed millions of the tablets to soldiers on the front, who soon dubbed the stimulant “Panzerschokolade” (“tank chocolate”). British newspapers reported that German soldiers were using a “miracle pill.” But for many soldiers, the miracle became a nightmare.

Fan gets herpes from Rihanna-endorsed MAC lipstick

According to a suit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court and reported on by New York Daily News, Greenidge says she was persuaded to try the lipstick at a pop-up shop outside of Barclay’s Arena where the concert was held. “(MAC) didn’t use a fresh or new lipstick tube, but rather one that had been used for other patrons,” the Daily News quotes the suit as charging. Two weeks later, Greenidge says she developed a cold sore. A doctor later alledgedly diagnosed her as having herpes, a condition Greenidge says cost her two weeks of work as a waitress and, according to the suit, “mental anguish and emotional distress” that can only be relieved by an unspecified sum.

Arsenic being intentionally added to conventional chicken

The old saying, “You are what you eat,” poses troubling implications for public health in light of a new study on chicken meat, which found that most of it contains dangerously high levels of toxic arsenic. And the worst part is that industrial chicken producers are directly responsible for causing this, as they intentionally add arsenic-based pharmaceutical drugs to chicken feed in order to bulk them up quickly and improve the color of their meat, which in turn poisons you and your family. You can thank researchers from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future in Maryland for exposing this little-known fact in a recent paper published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. As it turns out, virtually all commercial chicken, including certified organic and “antibiotic-free” varieties, contain some level of inorganic arsenic. But it is the conventional chicken fed arsenic-based drugs that have the highest levels.

FBI Ran Pedophile Ring to Nab Pedophiles

As late as last year, the FBI ran a child pornography operation in an attempt to nab its customers.  The service ran for two weeks “while attempting to identify more than 5,000 customers, according to a Seattle FBI agent’s statements to the court.” Court records indicate the site continued to distribute child pornography online while under FBI control; the Seattle-based special agent, a specialist in online crimes against children, detailed the investigation earlier this month in a statement to the court.

New App Claims To Cure Homosexuality In 60 Days

This week the company expanded its reach by releasing a free app for iOS and Android that covers the same ground, including a course to “cure” homosexuality. Gay rights organizations are beginning to cry foul, noting that the American Psychiatric Association, among other mental health sources, have denounced “gay-curing” courses as psychologically damaging.

‘Atari Dump’ Will Be Excavated, After Nearly 30 Years

The New Mexico landfill or “Atari Dump” where the game console maker buried its mistakes — the biggest being the game E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial — will be dug up by game developer Fuel Industries, which hopes to make a documentary about the project. Also known as the “Atari Graveyard” or the “E.T. Dump”, the desert landfill is the spot where Atari decided to permanently off-load tons of games that were sitting unsold in a warehouse in El Paso, Texas, in 1983. So they went to a dump in Alamogordo, N.M. This week the city council voted to allow Fuel to excavate. “That September, according to newspaper accounts, 14 trucks backed up to the dump and dropped their loads,” the blog Western Digs reports. “Company spokespeople told the local press that the waste was mostly broken and returned merchandise — consoles, boxes, and cartidges.”

How to Fight Revenge Porn

But one legal argument has somehow failed to make a major appearance in revenge-porn cases: confidentiality. Broadly speaking, to confide is “to give to the care or protection of another,” and it is often the defining trait of explicit media shared between romantic partners. Simply put, explicit images and videos are unlikely to be created or shared with an intimate without some expectation or implication of confidence. This reality has been acknowledged but underutilized in the dominant narrative on non-consensual pornography. In contrast to new rights that would be created by proposed “anti-revenge porn” laws, confidentiality is already a well-established legal concept. It is older than all of the privacy torts and statutes in America.

Schools scanned students’ irises without permission

“It seems like they are mostly focused on this program, like the program was the problem. It’s not, it’s the invasion of my family’s Constitutional right to privacy that is the problem, as well as the school allowing a private company access to my child without my consent or permission,” one concerned parent wrote in a Facebook post that has since been shared hundreds of times. “This is stolen information, and we cannot retrieve it.”

Latest Kinect sensors allow games to feed off your fear

The latest game spawned from the Alien film franchise is being made by Creative Assembly, a game studio in Horsham, UK. It is likely to be one of the first games to explore the potential of Microsoft’s next-generation Kinect sensors for the Xbox One games console. Announced at the same time as the unveiling of the Xbox One last week, the new Kinect is a huge improvement on its predecessor (see “New wave”). It will have HD colour and infrared cameras that can see if your eyes are open or closed in the dark. It will be able to detect your pulse from fluctuations in skin tone and, by measuring how light reflects off your face, it will know when you start to sweat. This will allow the new Kinect to bring emotional gaming to your living room. Games can use the biological data to orchestrate your experience by adjusting the difficulty or intensity in real time, depending on how excited the system thinks you currently are.

“Absolutely Every One” – 15 Out of 15 – Bluefin Tuna Tested In California Waters Contaminated with Fukushima Radiation

The fish that will be arriving around now, and in the coming months, to California waters may be carrying considerably more radioactivity and if so they may possibly be a public health hazard. Japanese and U.S. officials – of course – are pretending that the amount of radiation found in the bluefin is safe. But the overwhelming scientific consensus is that there is no safe level of radiation … and radiation consumed and taken into the body is much more dangerous than background radiation.

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Non-Traditional Threats

The Dark Side of Ayahuasca
Devotees talk about ayahuasca’s cathartic and life-changing power, but there is a dark side to the tourism boom as well. With money rolling in and lodges popping up across Peru’s sprawling Amazon, a new breed of shaman has emerged – and not all of them can be trusted with the powerful drug. Deaths like Nolan’s are uncommon, but reports of molestation, rape, and negligence at the hands of predatory and inept shamans are not. In the past few years alone, a young German woman was allegedly raped and beaten by two men who had administered ayahuasca to her, two French citizens died while staying at ayahuasca lodges, and stories persist about unwanted sexual advances and people losing their marbles after being given overly potent doses.
The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food
What I found, over four years of research and reporting, was a conscious effort — taking place in labs and marketing meetings and grocery-store aisles — to get people hooked on foods that are convenient and inexpensive. I talked to more than 300 people in or formerly employed by the processed-food industry, from scientists to marketers to C.E.O.’s. Some were willing whistle-blowers, while others spoke reluctantly when presented with some of the thousands of pages of secret memos that I obtained from inside the food industry’s operations. What follows is a series of small case studies of a handful of characters whose work then, and perspective now, sheds light on how the foods are created and sold to people who, while not powerless, are extremely vulnerable to the intensity of these companies’ industrial formulations and selling campaigns.

Human Bones Found in Altar Bought on eBay

Police said they were pursuing a trespasser when they spotted bones atop the outdoor altar. Steer horns and other animal bones were visible, along with the human bones, candles and incense. “The religious aspect of the case is not our focus–it’s the bones,” said Pasadena Police Lt. Ed Calatayud. Human skulls indeed are listed for sale on eBay. On Monday, for example, one described as suitable for dental study was listed at $710. Jose said his sister practices Palo Mayombe, an offshoot of Santeria.

Md. OB/GYN commits suicide after allegations of recording patients

For about 25 years, he worked as an OB/GYN at a medical center affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Now, Johns Hopkins and Baltimore police say Dr. Nikita Levy illegally photographed his patients, and possibly others, without their knowledge. Baltimore police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says, “One of the cameras that we can confirm is a pen camera. And there are other types that we don’t want to get into – again given the sensitive, sensitivity of the investigation. There were multiple cameras. I really can’t get into a number.”

Federal law: Every living American can be arrested right now for felony possession of drugs made in their own brains

You, like everyone else who is alive and breathing, can be arrested right now by the U.S. federal government, charged with felony possession, then proven “guilty” of that possession because you do possess a Schedule I substance in your own brain. What substance is that? Dimethyltryptamine, or DMT, sometimes called the “spirit molecule” because of its ability to allow humans to transcend states of consciousness. U.S. federal code, defines Schedule I drugs as: “Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture, or preparation, which contains any quantity of the following hallucinogenic substances:” (1) 3,4-methylenedioxy amphetamine. (2) 5-methoxy-3,4-methylenedioxy amphetamine. (3) 3,4,5-trimethoxy amphetamine. (4) Bufotenine. (5) Diethyltryptamine. (6) Dimethyltryptamine. (DMT) (7) 4-methyl-2,5-diamethoxyamphetamine. (8) Ibogaine. (9) Lysergic acid diethylamide. (10) Marihuana. (11) Mescaline. (12) Peyote. (13) N-ethyl-3-piperidyl…

The Miami Beach cop and the meth dealers: a tawdry tale

The Miami Beach patrolman yearned for the ultimate score, his friends told investigators: to engineer an epic drug deal, one that would make him rich and allow him to leave law enforcement behind. They called it the “Coke Dream.” That dream is dead now, as may be Navarro’s police career. He was suspended last September without pay after being charged with racketeering and fraud in connection with a scheme to use phony paperwork to acquire luxury cars. But that might be just the beginning of Navarro’s troubles. Although for now he hasn’t been charged with anything else, the investigation into his actions has produced reams of damning documents detailing bungled trips to the Bahamas to buy kilos of coke, the rip-off of a suspected marijuana grow house, drunken brawls, a botched attempt to collect a drug debt and — perhaps most strikingly — his penchant for lending his police car, uniforms and other gear to meth-dealer pals.

New ‘alcohol busting’ drug that sobers you up in seconds being developed

Party animals could soon be able to sober up in an instant just by popping a pill. Researchers have developed a cocktail of alcohol metabolizing enzymes that speedily reduces blood alcohol levels in drunk mice. The treatment, which has been compared to having ‘millions of liver cells inside your stomach,’ could have far-reaching implications for drinkers.

Q&A: What Really Goes on In Drug Rehabs

So there were 8 hours a day of group or watching videos or lectures— and that has been found to be among the least effective treatments for alcohol problems. I really didn’t expect that much seat time. I visited outpatient treatment as well and some of those have no individual [sessions] at all or it is ‘as needed’ and even less than in the residential treatment. One of the things I found myself thinking as I was sitting in those programs was, ‘Whoever came up with a model where you take addicts and they are sitting for three hours or more three times a week or longer in group based treatment, talking about the program?’ That’s an awfully long time to just sit on your butt. I would ask, ‘Is there any evidence that this is effective?’ and no one could answer where it came from.

Study finds ‘Internet addicts’ can suffer similar withdrawal symptoms to substance mis-users

Scientists at Swansea and Milan Universities have found that young people who use the Internet for excessively-long periods can suffer similar withdrawal symptoms to substance mis-users. In a study of Internet users, published online in the international journal PLOS ONE, Professor Phil Reed of Swansea University’s Psychology Department and Dr Lisa A Osborne of the University’s College of Medicine and Professor Roberto Truzoli and Michela Romano of the Università degli Studi in Milan, reported the results of the first study into the immediate negative psychological impacts of Internet use. Their research found that those who engage in long periods of use reported increased negative moods after they stopped surfing the net, possibly triggering them to re-engage in net use to remove these unpleasant feelings.

Chinese Plan to Kill Drug Dealer With Drone Highlights Military Advances

China considered using a drone strike in a mountainous region of Southeast Asia to kill a Myanmar drug lord wanted in the murders of 13 Chinese sailors, but decided instead to capture him alive, according to an influential state-run newspaper.

87 Percent of Snapper , 84 Percent of Canned “White” Tuna is Mislabeled, Study Says

Trust salmon, maybe red snapper, but not canned tuna. These are the lessons a nervous seafood eater could glean from a new study by the marine-life advocacy group Oceana. A whopping 87 percent of red snapper and 84 percent of canned “white” tuna tested was found to be mislabeled, the study found.

British men arrested for possession of cannabis in Dubai could face death penalty after being ‘beaten up and given electric shocks by police’

He said: ‘I remember that the police put a towel on my face so I could not see. They kept telling me I was going to die. I was so scared. ‘Once I had been knocked to the ground, the police picked me up and put me on the bed. They pulled down my trousers, spread my legs and started to electrocute my testicles. It was unbelievably painful. I was so scared. ‘Then they took off the towel and I could see there was a gun pointed at my head. I started to believe I was going to die in that room.’ Further torture took place in the desert, it was claimed, where the men were initially taken.

Dangerous Heroin Houses Cropping Up In Quiet Tri-State Suburbs

you would have no way of knowing, but drug dealers have moved in and are running multimillion-dollar heroin operations in some of the area’s upscale neighborhoods. You, yourself, could be living right next to the new heroin house. “You never know what might be next door to you,” New York City Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan said.

UK TV Star Ben Fogle reveals how his wine was spiked with LSD

He said last night: “I was acting like a madman. I thought I was doomed. I thought I was going to die. “I picked my daughter up and she felt incredibly light, like a grain of rice. I suddenly had this compulsion to jump through a window. “My wife ran out and got my friends who had to restrain me.” He even began impersonating Monty Python’s Ministry of Silly Walks routine. He was rushed to hospital and doctors said his drink was almost certainly spiked with LSD. Ben reported it to police.

The Science of Pornography Addiction (SFW) [Video]

It’s the number one topic for internet searches, but do we ever consider how pornography can have lasting neuroplastic effects? Discover the hard science behind the ‘porn epidemic’ – the internet’s drug of choice.

Chinese Cyberwarfare, Explained

On Monday, an American cybersecurity firm called Mandiant released a report accusing the Chinese government of systematically hacking into American computer networks and targeting state secrets, weapons programs, businesses, and even the nation’s gas pipelines. The New York Times vetted the story and concluded that a growing body of evidence “leaves little doubt” that these attacks are originating from a secret Chinese army base. Adam Segal, senior fellow for China studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (an organization that, in the past, has also been targeted by hackers that appeared to be China-based), tells Mother Jones that this “raises the pressure on the increasing drum beat on the US to do something.” So just how freaked out do you need to be?

“No More Hesitation” – Homeland Security and Police Dept. Request Targets For Shooting Practice To Help Desensitize Law Enforcement To Shooting Average Americans…

The bill, called the Internet Posting Removal Act, is sponsored by Illinois state Sen. Ira Silverstein. It states that a “web site administrator upon request shall remove any comments posted on his or her web site by an anonymous poster unless the anonymous poster agrees to attach his or her name to the post and confirms that his or her IP address, legal name, and home address are accurate.” The Democratic lawmaker’s bill, which does not ask for or clarify requirements from entities requesting the comment removal, would take effect 90 days after becoming law. Pseudonymous and anonymous comments have long been a critical part of U.S. public discourse, though, and the bill may be on shaky legal ground.

Illinois state senator pushes anti-anonymity bill

The bill, called the Internet Posting Removal Act, is sponsored by Illinois state Sen. Ira Silverstein. It states that a “web site administrator upon request shall remove any comments posted on his or her web site by an anonymous poster unless the anonymous poster agrees to attach his or her name to the post and confirms that his or her IP address, legal name, and home address are accurate.” The Democratic lawmaker’s bill, which does not ask for or clarify requirements from entities requesting the comment removal, would take effect 90 days after becoming law. Pseudonymous and anonymous comments have long been a critical part of U.S. public discourse, though, and the bill may be on shaky legal ground.

California Bill Could Outlaw Driving for up to a Week After Smoking Pot

If you smoke marijuana in California, there’s a chance you may have to wait a week or more before you can drive legally. A bill introduced last week by state Senator Lou Correa, a Democrat from Anaheim, would make it illegal to get behind the wheel if your blood contains “any detectable amount” of cannabis—a drug which, unlike alcohol, can persist in the blood of its users for a week or more after the psychoactive effects have worn off. “This bill would effectively outlaw EVERY driver who has within recent hours or days used marijuana,” California NORML director Dale Gieringer told the East Bay Express. Strict traffic laws are fast becoming the new front of the war on drugs. Ten states already impose zero tolerance requirements on pot smokers who get behind the wheel. Another four, including Washington, where pot is now legal, set a blood limit for THC, the active ingredient in cannabis, at a level low enough to convict some drivers who aren’t actually stoned.

Forced ‘infidelity check’ not rape: Swedish court

A Swedish court has ruled that a 28-year-old man who ripped off his girlfriend’s trousers and underwear to perform an “infidelity check” is not guilty of rape or any other sex crimes. The man had previously been convicted of rape by a lower court after he tore off his girlfriend’s clothes and forced his fingers into her genitals on suspicion that she had been unfaithful, legal trade publication Dagens Juridik reported. The lower court had also convicted the man of several other charges related to repeated assaults and threats directed against girlfriend in a relationship that had been marked by jealousy and suspicion. But upon reviewing the case, the Svea Court of Appeal threw out the rape conviction, arguing that the man’s actions weren’t sexual in nature. Both the man and his girlfriend testified that the act was an attempt to ascertain whether or not the woman had engaged in sexual activity with another man.

Whole Foods’ Chicken Ad Featuring Obama Outrages Neighbors

A Whole Foods supermarket in New York has removed a sign that used a drawing of President Barack Obama to advertise a sale on chicken after complaints that the ad was offensive. The sign outside the supermarket on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, featuring an apparent caricature of Obama advertising an upcoming sale on whole organic chickens, outraged neighbor Woody Henderson. “There are certain things that have been used to put down black people — watermelon, fried chicken,” he said.

Woman undressed in front of Black History Month elementary school assembly

But that’s when things quickly went in the wrong direction “Suddenly she stepped to the front of the group threw off her coat and stripped from the waist up,” said Lesko. Within seconds staff at the academy rushed the stage and the district says they ushered Meaders to the side and shielded her from the students while they waited for police. Looking back – Lesko says she wasn’t acting out of the ordinary before deciding she needed to shed some layers of clothing. “No behavior that anyone encountered during the assembly and she spent the time talking to the principal having perfectly normal conversation.” She was charged with seven counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and one count of Public Lewdness.

Leading Geneticist: Human Intelligence is Slowly Declining

Would you be surprised to hear that the human race is slowly becoming dumber, and dumber? Despite our advancements over the last tens or even hundreds of years, some ‘experts’ believe that humans are losing cognitive capabilities and becoming more emotionally unstable. One Stanford University researcher and geneticist, Dr. Gerald Crabtree, believes that our intellectual decline as a race has much to do with adverse genetic mutations. But human intelligence is suffering for other reasons as well.

Social media disaster for Burger King: Twitter feed says chain sold to McDonald’s

Even by the standards of social media fiascos, this one’s a doozy. On Monday, Burger King’s official Twitter feed announced the chain had been sold to its rival and began posting pro-McDonald’s messages and tales of employee drug use. The strange Twitter activity took place after hackers apparently took control of Burger King’s account and replaced its name and image with the McDonald’s logo. Here is a screenshot of what followers of @burgerking saw on Monday:

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