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  • CHILD murderer Ian Brady claims it has cost UK taxpayers £3 million ($4.95 million) to keep him alive on his 10-year hunger strike.
    Brady, known as the Moors murderer after killing five children with accomplice Myra Hindley in the early 1960s, says he is now a 71-year-old “skeleton,” 10 years after doctors initiated a program of feeding him through a nasal tube.
    Brady is being held at Ashworth Hospital, a high security hospital at Maghull, Merseyside in northwest England. He is kept alive by a liquid nutrition mix fed into his stomach twice a day.

    In a letter copied to a news agency, the serial killer reaffirms his wish to die and condemns the public money used to prolong his life despite abandoning a legal battle to return him to a regular prison where he would have the right to refuse force-feeding and starve himself to death.

  • No one thought passing health-care reform would be easy, but few imagined it would provoke a wave of what one senior Democratic congressman describes as domestic “terrorism.” Since the House of Representatives passed the health-reform bill on March 22, a number of Democratic lawmakers — and two from the GOP — reported what appear to be violent threats, including shattered windows and a letter laced with mysterious powder. Though leaders of both parties have condemned the acts, Democrat Louise Slaughter (herself a target) says GOP leaders are egging on right-wing extremists with “coded rhetoric.” Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich counters that Democrats have “enraged” the American people with their “corrupt tactics” and therefore bear some meaningful share of the responsibility for the rash of threats. Here’s a summary of the major incidents reported to date
  • Psychedelic!
  • These suicide notes were gathered at the coroners’ offices by a suicidologist/psychiatrist who asked to be anonymous. He edited identifying details out of the compiled manuscript, and we changed the names. But the text of each letter plus the age and sex given are real. All these people did kill themselves. Were they ambivalent about it? About half the hundred or so letters we saw seemed to have some element of doubt.
  • The “family values” Republican National Committee spent almost $2,000 last month at an erotic, bondage-themed West Hollywood club, where nearly naked women – and men – simulate sex in nets hung from above.
  • Father Yod or YaHoWha (July 4, 1922 – August 25, 1975) was the American owner of a Los Angeles health food restaurant on the Sunset Strip who founded a spiritual commune in the Hollywood Hills known as the Source Family. He was also lead singer of the commune’s experimental psychedelic rock band, Ya Ho Wa 13.
  • Hormone suppressors, group therapy, and sometimes castration. Doctors do not attempt to permanently rid pedophiles of their fantasies, which are remarkably persistent. Instead, they use techniques to decrease the likelihood that the patient will act on his urges. Studies have suggested that testosterone-reducing drugs, called anti-androgens, are the most reliable option. Patients receive a monthly shot, and doctors monitor their testosterone levels to make sure the drug is working. Prozac, which is known to decrease libido as a side effect of its intended anti-depressant use, is a somewhat common but less effective alternative.
  • OMG! Popcorn cocaine. Fudge yeah!
  • Find out what erotic actors were born on the same day as you!
  • Medical marijuana patients were among the punchlines at a rowdy roast last week honoring pot-hating Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley. There were plenty of gags involving Cooley’s crackdown on medical marijuana, with each guest receiving rolling papers in a package reading, “Cooley’s Collective.”
  • When I used to overdo it a lot I kept finding myself somewhat alienated from my environment and unable to smoothly mesh with the local gestalt. I would tend to huddle in a corner with one or two comrades in the same predicament and focus my will on just getting through it somehow and coming out the other side relatively unscathed. In retrospect all that seems kind of immature, like college kids who get puke drunk at frat parties. Some of those incidents were learning experiences, without a doubt, but like many important learning experiences they’re more than a little bit embarrassing in hindsight. I wish that I could have picked up on some of these lessons by learning from the experiences of others; but, alas, I was always far too stubborn and conceited to do things the easy way.
  • A new study in rats suggests that high-fat, high-calorie foods affect the brain in much the same way as cocaine and heroin.
  • “It also comes in chocolate, peanut butter, cola, cherry, grape and orange. It looks just like pop rocks.”

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