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Title: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Mark on September 08, 2012, 05:35:14 am
Pharmakeia: psychedelic drugs and spirituality

"Then a strong angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, “So will Babylon, the great city, be thrown down with violence, and will not be found any longer. “And the sound of harpists and musicians and flute-players and trumpeters will not be heard in you any longer; and no craftsman of any craft will be found in you any longer; and the sound of a mill will not be heard in you any longer; and the light of a lamp will not shine in you any longer; and the voice of the bridegroom and bride will not be heard in you any longer; for your merchants were the great men of the earth, because all the nations were deceived by your sorcery." (Revelation 18:21-23)

Above, GIUSTO de' Menabuoi 1376-78 Fresco in the Baptistry, Cathedral, Padua

We know from many verses that God is against sorcery, astrology, witchcraft, etc.; God hates sorceries.

The curious thing is that the word in the verse, "nations were deceived by your sorcery" the root Greek word for sorcery is actually pharmakeia. It is the word from which we get pharmacy. In the Strong's it means "from pharmakeuó (to administer drugs)." It is further defined as "the use of medicine, drugs or spells."

I am of the opinion that the verse in Revelation is NOT saying that legal drugs administered by doctors is bad. I am concerned with a trend I am seeing these days toward a renewed and vigorous interest in psychedelic drugs. How this ties in with sorceries, you will discover when you read on...

The trend I speak of is not new. It is ancient, actually. But in the search for God, many people take the broad way, the fork in the road that leadeth to destruction. That road is the search for experience, not a submission to belief. They seek feelings, and when they cannot find them, they turn to drugs. A melding of drugs and the spiritual is the most dangerous kind of sorcery, because it dulls the senses and creates a false god: self.

An entheogen is a psychoactive substance used in a religious, shamanic or spiritual context. Peyote, LSD, DMT are all natural or synthetic substances that are ingested with the intent to find God inside us. The very name entheogen is from the root 'God inside us', note the "theo" as in theology, and "gens", created, as in Genesis.

The upsurge in psychedelic drugs as an accompaniment in the spiritual path was brought to the mass population in the late 1950s. In 1957 Life magazine published an article called "Seeking the Magic Mushroom." The article documented the use of peyote mushrooms in the religious ceremony of the indigenous Mazatec people of Mexico. "Anthony Russo, a colleague of Leary's, experienced psychedelic (or entheogenic) mushrooms during a trip to Mexico, and related the experience to Leary. In August 1960, Harvard professor Timothy Leary traveled to Cuernavaca, Mexico with Russo and ate mushrooms for the first time, an experience that drastically altered the course of his life. In 1965, Leary commented that he "learned more about... (his) brain and its possibilities... (and) more about psychology in the five hours after taking these mushrooms than... (he) had in the preceding fifteen years of studying and doing research in psychology." source. Later we saw the rush to India by the Beatles and others in search of gurus who seemed to have all knowledge,  shamanic experiences sought by Carlos Santana, and Mircea Eliade's seminal 1951 study "Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy" finally becoming more popular as a form of 'spiritual ecology' in the 1960s. Pharmakeia.

The most famous experiment back in the Leary days was the Marsh Chapel Experiment (a.k.a. "the Good Friday Experiment"). It was administered by Walter N. Pahnke, a graduate student in theology at Harvard Divinity School, under the supervision of Leary. The goal was to see if psilocybin would act as reliable entheogen, or, as a drug that offered or enhanced individual spiritual insight in religiously predisposed subjects such as the seminary students.

It wasn't long after that when Leary became known to the Beatnik generation for his motto, "Turn on, tune in, drop out." The 'turn on' was LSD. What is less well-known was the context of the speech and the reason for the motto. It was Leary's friend Marshall McLuhan who challenged Leary to he come up with "something snappy" to promote the benefits of LSD. By the time Leary gave his speech in New York, he'd thought of a snappy catchphrase:

"Like every great religion of the past we seek to find the divinity within and to express this revelation in a life of glorification and the worship of God. These ancient goals we define in the metaphor of the present — turn on, tune in, drop out."

Pharmakeia. The ultimate sorcery, because it uses mind-altering drugs in a search for God and, worse, replaces God with the devil's lie: that the divine is within us. Therefore, this witchcraft activity also becomes idolatry and blasphemy in their worst senses.

Cut to today. One would think that with all the medical and scientific knowledge we've gained since the Leary days about the dangers of drugs and of the wonders of the brain, that we would have quit looking for God in a pill. No. Roland Griffiths is interested in entheogens and the spiritual, as they relate to patients suffering from dread diseases such as cancer. He has a lab in Johns Hopkins University, affectionately dubbed mushroom mecca, and is taking up where Leary left off, but with a focused purpose, more money, and better science. His initial paper is here. It is titled "Psilocybin can occasion mystical-type experiences having substantial and sustained personal meaning and spiritual significance."

The God Chemical: Brain Chemistry And Mysticism

"But now, some researchers are using new technologies to try to understand spiritual experience. They're peering into our brains and studying our bodies to look for circumstantial evidence of a spiritual world. The search is in its infancy, and scientists doubt they will ever be able to prove — or disprove — the existence of God. ... "Andy Harvey, a ceremony participant, said peyote serves as a mediator between the human world and the divine. "Sometimes we ask the peyote to help us cleanse the illnesses away and cleanse our mental being, our spiritual being," he said. "And we believe that's what peyote does, too. That's why we call it a sacrament, a sacred herb."

Here is Griffiths' call for study participants: http://www.hopkinsbayview.org/studies/

"In recent years, scientists at some US universities have been conducting studies using entheogens, resuming research in pharmacology, psychology, creativity and spirituality that was suspended following the drug excesses of the 1960s.... ... participate in a scientific study of self-exploration and personal meaning brought about by the entheogen psilocybin, a psychoactive substance found in mushrooms used as a sacrament in some cultures, given in a comfortable, supportive setting."

The Apostles strongly urged believers not to use mind-altering drugs but to remain sober-minded and alert (1 Corinthians 15:34; 1 Thessalonians 5:4-8; 2 Timothy 4:5; 1 Peter 1:13; 4:7; 5:8). These prohibitions likely are designed to remind us that we must be vigilant against the wiles of the Devil (1 Peter 5:8), who seeks to ensnare us through deception. The Christian disciplines his body and keeps it under control 1 Corinthians 9:27, so that he is able to set his mind on things above, [not within] Colossians 3:2. And even if you are in a "supportive setting" the devil will still come in, and give you a "divine experience" you are not likely to forget. If you're lucky, it will be an experience you are unwilling to remember.

Revelation says that Babylon-ish sorceries will be condemned. The use of mind-altering drugs in combination with the search for spiritual truth is on the upswing with shamanism, neo-paganism, and even University sponsored experiments. If there is legitimized use of these mind-altering drugs in the context of "finding God", with the Restrainer on the earth and the Holy Spirit easily available to all, just imagine how it will be when the Resterainer is removed, and most of the world is laboring under the delusion. Leary's line comes to mind, but it will be more like "You will go out of your mind and never come to your senses."

Stay strong, Christian! Do not seek Him in your mind, but in truth and in spirit. Ask that the eyes of your heart be enlightened. Tune in to the Holy Spirit! Turn on the lamp that cannot be hid! And soon, God knows, we will drop out of the world only to fly, not with drugs, but on His wings of Grace and Glory, to the home of Grace and Glory!


Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Mark on September 08, 2012, 05:36:16 am
Jimmy Carter: Decriminalize Pot

Former Democratic President Jimmy Carter called for the decriminalization of marjuana on Thursday, saying U.S. drug policy has “destroyed the lives of millions of young people.”

While delivering a speech on inter-American relations in Washington, D.C., the 39th president cited high prison populations as a reason to make the laws against marjuana more lenient.

“As president 35 years ago I called for decriminalizing -- but not legalizing -- the possession of marjuana,” Carter said.  “Since then, U.S. drug policies have been very horrible to our own country because of an explosion in prison populations.”

“When I left the White House in 1980 there were about 500,000 Americans in prison -- now there are five times as many,” he said.  “The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world.  The number of people in prison for nonviolent crimes involving drugs has increased more than twelve-fold, 12 times as many.”

Carter continued, “Not only has this policy destroyed the lives of millions of young people and their families, especially the poor and minorities, but it is wreaking havoc with state and local budgets.”

“It’s time to look for an alternative approach, beginning with treatment instead of just imprisonment for people who use drugs but do no harm to others,” he said.

When running for president in 1976 Carter campaigned on the issue, advocating for relinquishing federal criminal penalties for possession of up to one ounce of marjuana.

His remarks Thursday came during a keynote speech at a conference sponsored by the Development Bank of Latin America, the Inter-American Dialogue and the Organization of American States (OAS) at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington.


Title: Re: End Times Sorceries
Post by: Kilika on September 08, 2012, 05:53:09 am
The Christian disciplines his body and keeps it under control 1 Corinthians 9:27, so that he is able to set his mind on things above, [not within] Colossians 3:2. And even if you are in a "supportive setting" the devil will still come in, and give you a "divine experience" you are not likely to forget. If you're lucky, it will be an experience you are unwilling to remember.

That is an amazing twist of scripture! Typical of the scare tactics that the science and churchianity world places on people with their lack of faith and works doctrines.

They ought to be ashamed for lying, because there is NO WAY anything can come against a born-again believer. Period. We are not subject to demons or their games. The "resist the devil and he will flee from you" is done by the indwellling of the Holy Ghost, not the person's efforts to stay off "drugs"!

"He that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eatheth not of faith".

29   Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another [man's] conscience? 
30   For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks? 
31   Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 
32   Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God: 
33   Even as I please all [men] in all [things], not seeking mine own profit, but the [profit] of many, that they may be saved.
1 Corinthians 10:29-33 (KJB)

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Mark on November 06, 2012, 06:09:00 am
Gay marriage, m@rijuana highlight ballot measures

Lady Gaga and Brad Pitt have weighed in on one side, evangelist icon Billy Graham on the other as the four-state showdown over same-sex marriage reaches its Election Day conclusion.

Same-sex marriage has been rejected in all 32 states that have held popular votes on the issue. Gay-rights advocates believe they have a chance to break that streak as Maine, Maryland and Washington state vote Tuesday on whether to legalize same-sex marriage. Minnesota votes on whether to place a ban on gay marriage in its constitution.

There are 176 measures on the ballots in 38 states. Washington, Oregon and Colorado could become the first to legalize recreational use of m@rijuana. Massachusetts is considering whether to allow physician-assisted suicide, and Californians have a chance to repeal the death penalty.


Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Mark on December 07, 2012, 09:26:24 am
M@rijuana Supporters Light up in Celebration of Legalization‎     

In Washington, smoke 'em if you 'got 'em, m@rijuana is officially legal. Here's a look at the big stories from overnight in your Top Trenders.


Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Kilika on December 07, 2012, 03:25:55 pm
Don't hold that hit too long! The feds haven't made their move yet. And I have little doubt it's coming and hard.

Here in Arizona, we have the state AG just announced he's going after dispensaries (only one, in Glendale, is now open), saying they violate federal law, so he's filing an appeal against them to shut them down.

This is the same AG that is tasked with making sure the state mm act is implemented according to state law!

Chew on that one for a minute!

But the governor, Jan Brewer, said no worries, she gave him a "waiver" of some kind, to attack from one side, and support from the other!

These are the type people we have in office. I'm truly amazed they haven't already completely destroyed this country.

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 08, 2012, 07:03:43 pm
1) These types of incidents have happend with the Dallas Cowboys ever since Jerry Jones fired Jimmy Johnson in 1994.

2) It's as if the NFL is flirting with a double edged sword here - on one end of their mouths they have these heavy "don't drink and drive" campaigns, but en yet they promote TONS of alcohol commercials during the games, which leaves pretty much everyone, in particular the youth audience, very confounded.



Cowboys DT Josh Brent jailed on intoxication manslaughter charge

Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent is being held and processed in jail on one charge of intoxication manslaughter after a Saturday morning car crash that left a teammate dead,  reports the Dallas Morning News.
Cowboys linebacker Jerry Brown, 25, a practice squad member, was a passenger in the car and was taken to a hospital, where he died.
An Irving, Texas police spokesman said the accident happened about 2:20 a.m. Saturday. Brent was speeding when the vehicle hit a curb and flipped at least once.
NFL.com reports that Irving police has Brent, otherwise known as Joshua Price-Brent, is in police custody, as he was booked at 4:14 a.m. local time. The Cowboys were on a plane to Cincinnati where they are set to play the Bengals on Sunday when media and non-essential personnel were asked to leave the plane. The media was told that Brent was not on the charter.

“Officers at the scene believed alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash; therefore, Price-Brent was asked to perform field sobriety tests,” a statement from the Irving Police Department said. “Based on the results of the tests, along with the officer’s observations and conversations with Price-Brent, he was arrested for driving while intoxicated. He was transported to an area hospital for a mandatory blood draw. Once it was learned that the passenger of his vehicle had died as a result of the crash, Price-Brent was booked into the Irving City Jail on one count of Intoxication Manslaughter.”

Photo of a sad player...


Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 10, 2012, 04:47:49 pm
^^ This story is now taking a really odd turn...

Witness: Josh Brent 'walked away' from teammate Jerry Brown after wreck



A witness to the aftermath of Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent's car crash has come forward and says she had to beg Brent to rescue his teammate and friend Jerry Brown.

Brown was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Brent is now facing charges of intoxicated manslaughter.

"Jerry was alive. He was hurt. He was calling out and his own friend walked away," she recalled in a phone call on Monday.

Brent's attorney, George Milner, refutes her account.

"That is absolutely false," Milner said in an interview on Monday afternoon. "That’s not even consistent with what the police said when they came up on the scene. What I’ve been told is that Jerry Brown was never conscious after the accident. She’s a nut and she better be careful with this one."

The witness, who lives in Irving, was driving home from her birthday party on early Saturday morning when she saw Brent's 2007 Mercedes upside-down and starting to catch fire near State Highway 114 and Loop 12. She pulled over her car and got out to help Brent, a man who she didn't recognize. And what she saw haunts her, she said.

"I jumped out and ran out toward the wreck and Josh Brent was standing to the side in the grass," she said. "And I yelled to him, 'Are you ok? Are you ok?' And he told me he was fine. I was relieved because I thought it’s just a single car accident, nobody’s hurt. And then fire sparked up from the car and got bigger and I started to hear screams."

As the fire grew, she says she begged Brent to help the car's passenger. She shouted to him from the left lane, as he stood on the right lane. The damaged, burning car was between them.

"He looked at me and said, 'He won’t get out of the car.' And I said, 'Get him out of the car. You have to save him

She says she continued to plead with Brent, but he wouldn't listen. She ran to her car to get her phone, so she could call 911. When she returned to the scene of the crash,  Brown was lying in the middle of the far right lane and Brent had walked away.

"He did nothing," she said. "He didn’t say come on, hang in there, hold his hand. That’s what upsets me the most at this point. He abandoned him."

She said that Brent was likely in shock following the accident, but said she found his actions to be disturbing. "I’m sure he was because he is human," she said. "He may have been in shock, but he was very coherent at the time."

She said she was about 20 to 30 feet from Brown and could not get closer because the car was ablaze and she feared it might explode. He seemed to move his head and arms, but did not respond once emergency responders arrived.

"It was like something out of the worst horror movie you can imagine," she said. "I knew he was dying and there was nothing I could do."

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 04, 2013, 12:00:36 pm
And yet another very odd turn in the Josh Brent case... ???


Autopsy finds (passenger)Jerry Brown Jr. was below legal drinking limit in fatal Cowboys crash

More news from the Irving, Tex. crash last month that claimed the life of Dallas Cowboys practice squad player Jerry Brown Jr.: the Dallas News is reporting that an autopsy has revealed that Brown's blood alcohol content was actually below the legal driving limit. Josh Brent, Brown's best friend, had registered a blood alcohol content of 0.189; the legal limit in Texas is 0.08.
The implication is obvious: Brown was in far better condition to drive than Brent.
According to the autopsy, Brown's BAC was 0.079. However, that sample was taken from fluid in Brown's eye, a common procedure in Texas autopsies and a figure typically higher than the overall BAC. Brown's blood showed a BAC of 0.056. Neither Brown nor Brent was wearing a seatbelt when the crash occurred; Brown died of blunt force injury to the head and neck. In the wreck, Brent's Mercedes S600 flipped and traveled more than 800 feet before coming to rest.
In December, Brent was indicted on a charge of intoxication manslaughter in Brown's death.

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Christian40 on January 11, 2013, 10:50:03 pm

Published on Jan 9, 2013

Gary looks at the rampant drug use in society today.

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 14, 2013, 08:19:50 pm

Belcher legally drunk at time of shootings
By The Sports Xchange | The SportsXchange – 7 hours ago

Linebacker Jovan Belcher's blood-alcohol level was .17, more than twice the legal limit, when he killed his girlfriend at their apartment before driving to the Kansas City Chiefs' training facility and shooting himself.

The autopsy report released Monday by the Jackson County Medical Examiner showed Belcher was legally drunk when he died on Dec. 1 after committing suicide in front of Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel and general manager Scott Pioli.

Belcher's girlfriend, 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins, had a minimal amount of alcohol in her system. No trace of illegal drugs was found in either of their bodies.

According to the report, Belcher fired nine shots that hit Perkins in the neck, chest, abdomen, hip, back, leg and hand after a Saturday morning argument when he returned after being out all night. He then left in his car and drove to the Chiefs' facility, where he encountered Pioli.

"I'm sorry, Scott," Belcher said. "I've done a bad thing to my girlfriend already. I want to talk with (linebackers coach Gary) Gibbs and Romeo."
The coaches begged Belcher to drop the gun, with Crennel yelling, "You're taking the easy way out."

Belcher saw an approaching police officer, knelt behind a minivan, made the sign of the cross on his chest and shot himself above his right ear. Crennel then turned away.
Belcher and Perkins left behind an infant daughter. .

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 28, 2013, 11:57:58 pm
Well, this is the 2nd Dallas Cowboys player not only caught for driving under intoxication, but doing so TWICE over the legal limit in TX(.16). Althought thankfully, noone else was put in danger this time around.

So I wonder where are all the gun control advocates over this?


Blood-alcohol level for Cowboys' Ratliff was twice the legal limit
Posted Monday, Jan. 28, 2013


Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff had a blood-alcohol level that was twice the legal limit when he was arrested last week on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after a crash involving a tractor-trailer rig on Texas 114 in Grapevine, police said Monday.

Lab results received by the Grapevine criminal investigations division indicate that Ratliff had a blood-alcohol level of 0.16. In Texas, someone with a level of 0.08 is considered legally intoxicated.

Ratliff remained free Monday after posting $500 bail on the misdemeanor offense.

Neither Ratliff nor the driver of the big rig was hurt in the Jan. 22 wreck.

The crash happened about 12:30 a.m. in westbound lanes in the 2800 block of Texas 114. Ratliff, who lives in Southlake, was driving a black 2011 Ford F-150 pickup when he attempted to change lanes.

A responding officer gave Ratliff a field sobriety test "and formed the opinion he was intoxicated," Grapevine police have said.

A Grapevine police report indicated that Ratliff had been in Arlington that evening.

Ratliff refused an on-scene breath test, so officers subsequently obtained a warrant to draw a blood sample, police said.

Ratliff's arrest comes about six weeks after he and his teammates attended the funeral for teammate Jerry Brown, who was killed after a car driven by teammate Josh Brent crashed in Irving. Police said Brent was driving drunk, and he has been indicted on a charge of intoxication manslaughter.

The nose tackle had season-ending surgery in early December after already missing seven games during the season.

A Cowboys official said Monday that the organization was monitoring the case.

"Having recently experienced the most tragic of circumstances regarding this issue, we, as an organization, understand the ultimate consequences of driving while impaired," said Calvin Hill, a consultant for the Cowboys' player-development program. "We know that one incident is too many."

Hill said that the Cowboys would continue to use player-assistance programs in an attempt to prevent further incidents.

"We will continue to draw upon the best expertise and resources available, both internally and from outside the organization, to work toward being the best in the areas of education, prevention, and effecting the right decisions," Hill said. "We have been in communication with Jay Ratliff regarding this incident, and we will work within the NFL guidelines for player behavior moving forward."

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Kilika on January 29, 2013, 05:25:04 am
Ratliff refused an on-scene breath test, so officers subsequently obtained a warrant to draw a blood sample, police said.

As he should refuse. ANY DUI lawyer will tell you that as far as I know.

Consider this is all about the letter of law, not opinions about drinking.

Personally, I see these tests they are mandating as a violation of the 4th and 5th Amendment. The operative word that's the problem is "mandate".

Here's why; a driver can refuse a test, as they should be able to do, but every action has it's own consequences, so if you refuse, there should be a way to deal with that if the person appears to be doing something illegal. They have decided forced tests to see if you got alcohol in your system, but my contention is that they shouldn't force anything, just have a consequence for refusing.

Instead, the system allows them to get a bogus "warrant" to remove blood by restraint or force. This is forcing the person to violate their 4th Amendment right to unreasonable search and seizure, in taking something from them unrelated to the driver's actions, which might incriminate themselves. It's also a violation of their 5th Amendment right to remain silent, which most people simply find it hard to do when being strong-armed and intimidated by police.

If you agree to the tests, then you have legally waived your constitutional right, just like allowing a search of your vehicle after being pulled for a tail light out (you were pulled for a light out, not for what might be in your car! Remember that thing about "probable cause"?).

I look at it like this, if a driver is violating traffic laws, then fine, pull them and give them a ticket. But they want to jump from a moving violation to wanting to search you and your vehicle, all because you were "swerving between lanes". How do they make that jump from writing a ticket for observed illegal driving, or a tail light out, to wanting to do a vehicle and person search? Probable cause is what, the swerving? No, they claim cause by their "professional observation of the suspect", as in they smelled something, or the person wasn't talking normal, etc. Are cops doctors? Nope, so they are not qualified to determine if a person is not normal. Besides, I still ask how we went from a moving violation, to a search of a driver? We know how, they claim the cause is their observation of a driver's actions, but that doesn't mean it's legal.

A cop cannot search your vehicle without permission or probable cause, like observing a bag of drugs on the seat. If they pulled you for a traffic violation, that should be it, end of stop, give the ticket and move on. But some try to get driver's to let them search the vehicle, and most drivers allow it, and the next thing they know, they got handcuffs on for something the cop never had the right to discover in the first place. In the end, the driver has been duped into agreeing with the request for a search. And cops do it by intimidating drivers, getting them to talk about stuff unrelated to the initial reason for the traffic stop.

It's simply a wicked worldly system.

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 15, 2013, 12:33:39 pm


Fort Worth, TX Officer Fired After 2nd DWI Arrest

FORT WORTH (AP) - A Fort Worth police officer who already had a driving while intoxicated charge pending when he was arrested in the fall on suspicion of drunken driving has been fired.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that according to a disciplinary letter filed with the Civil Service Commission, Zebadiah Rosado’s termination was effective Jan. 18. Rosado has appealed his firing.
The letter says lab results taken after he was stopped in Fort Worth in October showed a blood alcohol concentration of 0.10, above the legal limit of 0.08.

At the time, Rosado was on limited duty and in a plainclothes position while awaiting the resolution of a DWI charge resulting from his arrest in July 2011 in North Richland Hills.
Attorneys for Rosado did not immediately return calls Friday.

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Mark on February 16, 2013, 07:12:18 am
Sexual Infections 'Epidemic' Sweeping Nation, CDC Reports

As lovers embraced on Valentine's Day, the Centers for Disease Control had just released a study on sexually transmitted infections that might have caused some to reconsider how they celebrated the day.

There are 20 million new cases being diagnosed each year in the nation, and Americans who are between 15 and 24 account for half of them, despite the fact that demographic comprises just a quarter of the population, according to the CDC.

"STIs take a big health and economic toll on men and women in the United States, especially our youth," CDC epidemiologist Catherine Lindsey Satterwhite, who led the study, told NBC News.

In 1996, the CDC reported 15 million cases and then 18.9 million in 2000. However, researchers said information gathering methods have changed since 1996, so there could be a discrepancy.

Human papillomavirus remains at the top of the list as the most common infection of 2013.

The CDC said 90 percent of HPV cases clear up naturally within two years. However, the infection has been shown to trigger the onset of cervical cancer, which is the third most common cancer for women.

On the infections list, HPV is followed by chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, hepatitis B, and HIV.

The CDC warned in the new report that the U.S. was facing an "ongoing, severe STI epidemic."

The CDC estimated that the government spends $16 billion annually on healthcare costs associated with providing medical care for people with STIs. A significant portion of the $16 billion goes to treating patients with HIV/AIDS, who require medical care their entire lives.

The rise in STI cases may not be the only concern for people who are sexually active in the U.S.

Last year, Canadian researchers discovered a highly-resistant strand of gonorrhea that cannot be cured by even the most powerful oral antibiotic. Seven individuals who were diagnosed with the resistant strand had to be injected with ceftriaxone, a powerful antibiotic.

Scientists have warned of increasingly resistant strains of gonorrhea that one day may make the sexually transmitted disease incurable.

Though the disease is not usually fatal, the CDC said untreated or uncured gonorrhea can cause extreme discomfort and eventually infertility in both men and women.

In the U.S. alone, the CDC reported that 700,000 Americans have the disease.


Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 16, 2013, 01:51:05 pm
Last year, Canadian researchers discovered a highly-resistant strand of gonorrhea that cannot be cured by even the most powerful oral antibiotic. Seven individuals who were diagnosed with the resistant strand had to be injected with ceftriaxone, a powerful antibiotic.

Scientists have warned of increasingly resistant strains of gonorrhea that one day may make the sexually transmitted disease incurable.

1Cor 6:13  Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.
1Co 6:14  And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.
1Co 6:15  Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.
1Co 6:16  What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
1Co 6:17  But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
1Co 6:18  Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
1Co 6:19  What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
1Co 6:20  For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

2Tim 3:1  This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2Ti 3:2  For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2Ti 3:3  Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
2Ti 3:4  Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
2Ti 3:5  Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Kilika on February 17, 2013, 02:25:10 am
Human papillomavirus remains at the top of the list as the most common infection of 2013.

The CDC said 90 percent of HPV cases clear up naturally within two years. However, the infection has been shown to trigger the onset of cervical cancer, which is the third most common cancer for women.

So then why are they pushing a vaccine when nearly all cases resolve on their own with no treatment? Well, because it's a vaccine. And the Gardisil vaccine they push only is affective against I think 4 of about a dozen viruses, diseases caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Types 6, 11, 16, and 18.

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Mark on February 19, 2013, 05:59:28 am
21 Signs That U.S. Public Schools Have Become Training Centers For Sexual Deviancy

Why do men and women have a such a hard time relating to each other in a meaningful way in America today?  Could our oversexed culture have anything to do with it?  In the United States today, we are constantly being bombarded with sexual messages.  Just think about it.  Did you watch the Super Bowl a few weeks ago?  Most of the commercials were about sex on some level, and the “halftime show” featuring Beyonce might as well have been a strip club act.  It was utterly shameful.  But in America today, all of this is considered to be “normal”.  We literally worship sex, and we can never get enough of it.  And of course the results of such a society are predictable.  There are 20 million new sexually-transmitted infections in the U.S. each year, we have the highest teen pregnancy rate on the planet, and it is estimated that one out of every four girls in the U.S. is sexually abused before they become adults.  This culture of sex is pushed on our children from a very early age, and at this point it would be quite accurate to say that U.S. public schools have become training centers for sexual deviancy.  A lot of people focus on “sex education” as the problem, but the truth is that it goes much deeper than that.  Sex education only lasts for a few weeks at most.  The much bigger problem is the fact that an obsession with sex literally permeates our schools.  If parents could only eavesdrop on the conversations that our teens are having, they would be absolutely horrified.  Thanks to endless brainwashing by the mainstream media, our teens are absolutely addicted to a sexual atmosphere.  Every form of entertainment that they enjoy is soaked with sexual imagery, and lust and sex are never far from their minds when they relate to members of the opposite sex (or sometimes the same sex).  So should we really be surprised that students are having sex with each other in the hallways of our schools?  Should we be surprised that young teachers are taking advantage of our students sexually behind closed doors?  We have created a society that is sexually supercharged, and what we are witnessing now are the predictable results of the very foolish decisions that we have made.

The following are 21 signs that U.S. public schools have become training centers for sexual deviancy…

#1 There is a raging epidemic of sexually-transmitted diseases among our young people.  According to the latest figures released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, there are 20 million new sexually-transmitted infections in the United States every single year, and Americans between the ages of 15 and 24 account for approximately 50 percent of those new sexually-transmitted infections.

#2 Many of our teens our catching diseases that they can’t even pronounce correctly.  There were more than 1.4 million cases of chlamydia reported in the United States in 2011.  An astounding 33 percent of those cases involved Americans that were younger than 20 years of age.

#3 At this point, one out of every four teen girls in the U.S. has at least one sexually transmitted disease.  How high does that number have to go before we admit that there is a problem?

#4 Apparently, all of the propaganda about “safe sex” is not really working very well.  According to one survey, 24 percent of all U.S. teens that have an STD say that they still have unprotected sex.

#5 When you take morality out of public life, the results are predictable.  In the United States today, approximately 47 percent of all high school students have had sex.

#6 Many of our young people seem to not understand the value of waiting until marriage to become a mother.  Amazingly, one out of every five teen girls in the U.S. actually wants to be a teenage mother.

#7 When I was growing up, I don’t remember a single girl being pregnant at my high school.  But today all of that has changed.  A couple of years ago it was being reported that 86 teen girls at one high school in Memphis, Tennessee were either pregnant or had recently given birth.

#8 If you can believe it, the United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate on the entire planet.  In fact, the United States has a teen pregnancy rate that is more than twice as high as Canada, more than three times as high as France and more than seven times as high as Japan.

#9 Increasingly, oral sex is being promoted to our young people as a “safer” form of sex.  According to shocking research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately two-thirds of all Americans in the 15 to 24 year old age bracket have engaged in oral sex.

#10 Sex “education” has become much more about “indoctrination” in recent years.  One recent example of this trend was detailed in the New York Times…

    IMAGINE you have a 10- or 11-year-old child, just entering a public middle school. How would you feel if, as part of a class ostensibly about the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, he and his classmates were given “risk cards” that graphically named a variety of solitary and mutual sex acts? Or if, in another lesson, he was encouraged to disregard what you told him about sex, and to rely instead on teachers and health clinic staff members?

    That prospect would horrify most parents. But such lessons are part of a middle-school curriculum that Dennis M. Walcott, the New York City schools chancellor, has recommended for his system’s newly mandated sex-education classes. There is a parental “opt out,” but it is very limited, covering classes on contraception and birth control.

#11 Sexual “experimentation” among our teens is reaching heights never seen before.  According to one recent study, sexual contact between teen girls in the United States is now at the highest level ever recorded.

#12 In America today, sex in public school hallways has become a common occurrence.  In a recent article about Detroit, I shared a quote from one of my readers that actually attended one of the “best” public schools in Detroit…

    The school was a new seven story building just a couple of years old. The bathrooms would often lack toilet paper & soap beyond the second floor (the main floor), the bathroom sinks would often not work. The water fountains on north side of the building on from the third floor & up did not work. The elevators would constantly break down. I even got stuck on the elevator before. I almost tripped down a half a flight of stairs because the elastic seal (it was the metal bar at the front of a treader of I don’t know the name of it.) the stairs was not properly installed.

    Students would often have sex on the stairs & throughout the school. Parents actually called the school many times & reported kids having sex on the stairs because all of them had glass windows 270 degrees.

#13 Would you feel okay about your teenage girl sharing a bathroom with boys?  In the state of Massachusetts, boys will now be able to freely use girls restrooms and girls locker rooms if it makes them feel more “comfortable”.

#14 One of the results of our “culture of sex” has been an explosion in the number of babies being born outside of marriage.  For women under the age of 30 living in the United States today, more than half of all babies are being born out of wedlock.

#15 Being a single parent is incredibly hard, but more U.S. children are being raised by just one parent than ever before.  At this point, more than one out of every four children in the United States is being raised by a single parent.

#16 Thanks to our “sexual revolution”, men and women are having a harder time than ever relating to each other in a meaningful way.  Our young people are being taught that marriage is a “burden” and that they should delay it for as long as possible.  Today, an all-time low 44.2 percent of all Americans between the ages of 25 and 34 are married.

#17 There is an epidemic of sex between teachers and students in the United States.  In fact, for some teachers one student is just simply not enough.  For example, a 33-year-old art teacher down in Arizona was charged with having sex with four of her male students.

#18 A former high school English teacher down in Texas has that teacher beat.  She has been accused of having sex with five different male students.  The most disturbing part of her story is that she is a mother of three children and her husband is serving this country in the U.S. Army.

#19 But a high school teacher down in Georgia has both of them beat.  She was recently charged with having sex with seven of her students.

#20 Sometimes even teachers that have been convicted of having sex with a student cannot stop themselves.  For example, there was one case where a probation officer found a student that a teacher had been convicted of having sex with previously hiding in her closet…

    Lisa Lavoie, the former Holyoke teacher who plead guilty after having a relationship with a student, has been charged with violating her probation after the student she had a relationship with was found hiding in her closet.

    Back in February 2009, Lavoie ran off with one of her students, who was 15-year-old at the time. Lavoie was a teacher at the Donahue School on Whiting Farms Road in Holyoke.

    The pair was found several days later in a motel room in West Virginia. Lavoie pleaded guilty to three counts of statutory **** and one count of enticement of a child in January 2011. She was sentenced to five years probation.

#21 Sadly, there are more stories of teachers having sex with their students in the news almost every single day.  The following are just a few of the teacher sex news stories from just this past week…

“N.J. teacher, baseball instructor, admits to sex with 14-year-old girl, authorities say”

“Sheriff’s deputy and teacher arrested on charges of sexual exploitation of a child in Douglas County”

“Onamia Teacher Accused Of Having Sex With Student”

“Former Mesquite teacher pleads guilty to sexual relationship with student”

“Pregnant teacher says sex with teen ‘just happened’”

Are you starting to see that there is a problem?

What are you seeing where you live?

Do you believe that U.S. public schools have become training centers for sexual deviancy?

Please feel free to post a comment with your thoughts below…


Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 19, 2013, 09:34:38 am
^^ A couple of responses on this...

1) Remember the story in the 1990's when a teacher from Mississippi jumped ship from her family, formed a relationship with a 15 year old boy and had a baby with him?(I can't remember her name) Back then, it made BIG national headline news daily, and even the unbelieving world was disgusted by it. Now fast-forward to our present day? Wow...it just seems to be a common trend, and pretty much noone either cares, or even in some cases it just seems like it's becoming acceptable.

2) The part about younger people wanting to put off marriage, and going ahead and having families et al of their own caught my attention - back in 2007, CNN did a segment over how weddings were becoming more expensive, and people were doing everything they can to either make them cheaper et al.

Now THIS was nothing more than CONDITIONING by the MSM, to be frank - if anyone just puts on their thinking caps for a few minutes, then they would know that the bride's parents pay for the wedding(for THE MOST PART, that is - sure, there are other cases where the bride and groom pay for it). I remember when my Aunt in Ohio got married in the early 1980's, my grandparents were very far from being rich(grandma was a schoolteacher and grandad worked at an auto plant) - but they did everything they could, breaking their backs, to provide every little penny for her wedding, even if it meant becoming broke. I would think times are no different even now, right? And come to think of it too, there was a pretty bad recession back then.(Reagan's watch had 2 of them)

Again, more garbage reporting by the MSM. And then throw in all of the deceptions in entertainment(ie-movies, tv shows, music, etc) where you see single parents, people fathering children out of wedlock living the "high life".

3) 3 years ago, my dad commented to me over why there were alot of close games in the NFL - not that I want to start a "are professional sports games rigged" debate here, but I've noticed this trend in recent years as well. At the same time, you can't deny that there have been more and more sex perversion ads during these games in recent years. Sure, there have always been, but it's really reached an all-time high now it seems. So ultimately, who knows? But at the same time nothing's a coincidence.

4) Last but not least, Churchianity has to be held accountable as well. 10 years ago when I was a regular listener of Pastor Charles Stanley, he did a sermon on "tithing". At one point in the sermon, he said how(and I'm paraphrasing here), "despite all the immorality, aborting babies, etc in this country, b/c America just gives gives and gives to other countries, it still continues to be very blessed".

No seriously - did he just say if we do alot of these really good works, then we get a free pass for all of our other abominations? So does this mean if we give a 15-20% tithe, then we can act like the devil all we want? And ultimately, yeah, it's not just the messages coming out of the secular entertainment media, MSM, even Churchianity is playing their part as well.

Yeah, amazing how far all of this has come - not in a million years did I think it would come to this level in my lifetime. Teens wanting to become mothers? Marriage would be scoffed at?

1Cor 6:15  Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.
1Co 6:16  What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
1Co 6:17  But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
1Co 6:18  Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

Rev 18:1  And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
Rev 18:2  And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
Rev 18:3  For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
Rev 18:4  And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

Heb_13:4  Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 19, 2013, 08:46:58 pm
Here we go again...


Columbia prof strips, shows 9/11 tape during class


NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia University says it's reviewing a science class in which a professor stripped to his underwear and showed 9/11 video footage during a lecture on quantum mechanics.
The Frontiers of Science class on Monday morning with Professor Emlyn Hughes also included two other participants dressed in black, one of whom used a sword to destroy a stuffed animal.
Video of the event was posted to Bwog, the online home of Columbia's monthly undergraduate magazine.
It starts with the professor stripping with his back to the students as music plays and an image of a skull is projected on a screen. Later, two stuffed animals are placed on stools, one of which is stabbed by a person with a sword. In the background, a video shows the fall of the World Trade Center and an image of Osama bin Laden.
A female student watching Hughes could be heard repeating, "What is happening?" as the performance went on.
It ended with the professor returning to the stage.
"In order to learn quantum mechanics, you have to strip to your raw, erase all the garbage from your brain and start over again," Hughes said.
The professor didn't respond to an email from The Associated Press seeking comment.
In a statement, the university said, "Universities are committed to maintaining a climate of academic freedom, in which the faculty members are given the widest possible latitude in their teaching and scholarship. However, the freedoms traditionally accorded the faculty carry corresponding responsibilities."
It added, "While one must exercise caution in judging excerpts from a lecture or short presentations from an entire course outside of their full context, the appropriate academic administrators are currently reviewing the facts of this particular presentation in quantum mechanics."

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Kilika on February 20, 2013, 02:48:14 am
Sounds like old fashioned brain-washing techniques to me. Seriously, of all the images out there that can be used to discuss such a topic, he picks those? Poor taste at best, and most likely an attempt at propaganda to sway the minds in his class.  ::)

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 20, 2013, 10:23:33 pm
Mom Allegedly Hires Strippers for Son's Birthday Party


By JOSH HASKELL (@joshbhaskell)

Feb. 20, 2013

A South Glens Falls, N.Y., mother of four is facing jail time after she is said to have hired two strippers to dance at her 16-year-old's birthday party. The birthday party took place in early November, but racy pictures surfaced on Facebook this month, causing a parent whose son was at the party to alert local police.
The South Glens Falls Police Department has charged Judy Viger with five counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Police say that five of the attendees were younger than 17, and according to the New York Daily News, some were as young as 13.
The birthday party took place in a room at the Spare Time Bowling Center and had 80 people in attendance, the Daily News reported, including other parents. The bowling alley released the following statement to ABC News.


Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Mark on February 21, 2013, 04:33:49 am
why would you do that?

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 21, 2013, 10:09:16 am
why would you do that?

What is this in response to? ???

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Mark on February 21, 2013, 11:18:49 am
What is this in response to? ???

Mom Allegedly Hires Strippers for Son's Birthday Party

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 21, 2013, 11:24:42 am
Mom Allegedly Hires Strippers for Son's Birthday Party

Well, this society has REALLY gone upside down, that's for sure. Can't remember her name, but I'm sure you guys remember the story in the 90's over a Mississippi school teacher who had an affair with one of her students, and went AWOL(and had a child with him). She was so delusional that she wanted to have a permanent relationship with him, even after she went to jail for it.

At the time, there was alot of anger over it even by the unbelieving world. Now fast-forward to our present day...it seems like these kinds of stories either are met with indifference, or in some cases laughed at like an Adam Sandler movie or downright accepted.

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 21, 2013, 11:35:02 am

Dallas school teacher accused of having sex with student after April 2012 prom


A Dallas school teacher is accused of having sex with an 18-year-old student after the senior prom, according to court documents obtained by The Dallas Morning News.

Jessica Guilbeaux, 31, faces a charge of having an improper relationship with a student, a second degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. She was arrested Monday and has been released on $50,000 bond.

At the time of the incident, Guilbeaux was an English and reading teacher at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center. Guilbeaux has been placed on on paid leave from her job with the district.

According to the warrant for arrest obtained by a DISD police detective, the 18-year-old student who is identified by the initials “JS” was attending the magnet’s senior prom in April 2012 where Guilbeaux was attending as a chaperone.

“JS and Guilbeaux began flirting at the prom,” the documents say. “Guilbeaux and JS left the prom together and Guilbeaux drove them to a residence in Dallas.”

While at the home, the two had sex and she later dropped him off at his family’s home in Dallas, the records state.

The student graduated from high school in May 2012, the records state.

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 21, 2013, 11:55:52 am

Cowboys DT Josh Brent jailed on intoxication manslaughter charge


Dallas police: Josh Brent was speeding at least 110 mph before fatal accident

Dallas police have released new information on the December 7 wreck that claimed the life of Cowboys practice squad player Jerry Brown Jr. According to information obtained by local affiliate NBC 5, Josh Brent, who survived the wreck, was driving at least 110 mph, and possibly as much as 134 mph, before the wreck. Police have already said that Brent's blood-alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit.


Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 21, 2013, 05:10:24 pm


Ex-Senator Admits to Fathering Child With Other Senator's Daughter

Former New Mexico Senator Pete Domenici revealed today that he fathered a son in an extramarital affair with another senator's daughter more than 30 years ago and has kept the secret since then, only telling his own family in the last "several months."
In a statement to the Albuquerque Journal, the 80-year-old Republican, who represented New Mexico for more than 30 years, said the mother of his son "made me pledge that we would never reveal that parenthood and I have tried to honor that pledge and so has she."
Domenici wrote that he was worried about the privacy of his son, a 34-year-old Nevada lawyer named Adam Laxalt, as well as the potential impact on Laxalt's mother, Michelle Laxalt, 58. Domenici has eight other children with his wife Nancy.
"My past action has caused hurt and disappointment to my wife, children, family, and others. For that I am solely responsible," Domenici, who still lives in Washington, D.C., said in the statement. "My family has been aware of these events for several months. I have apologized as best as I can to my wife, and we have worked together to strengthen our relationship. I deeply regret this and am very sorry for my behavior. I hope New Mexicans will view that my accomplishments for my beloved state outweigh my personal transgression."
Michelle Laxalt, the daughter of former U.S. senator and Nevada Gov. Paul Laxalt, is a former government relations consultant and lobbyist. Paul Laxalt was a U.S. senator from Nevada from 1974 to 1987 and served as chairman of the Republican National Committee.
Domenici told the newspaper he made the confession because he believed someone else was about to make the story public.
"Rather than have others breach this privacy, I have decided to make this statement today. These circumstances now compel me to reveal this situation," Domenici said.
Michelle Laxalt also put out a statement to the Albuquerque Journal, saying, "one night's mistake led to pregnancy more than 30 years ago.
"I chose to go through with that pregnancy, although other choices were available," Laxalt wrote. "I also chose to raise my child as a single parent. Given the fact that both my father and the father of my child were United States senators, I felt strongly that I would make this choice according to my values, and would not seek advice, input or permission. My interaction with my child's father consisted of telling him my decision, asking that he avail himself for health-related purposes, and asking that he agree that this remain private between the two of us."
She said she raised her son Adam "surrounded by love and joy and opportunity."
"I am proud of him, yet saddened that the circumstances of his birth might be used like a weapon to hurt many we love," Laxalt said in the statement. "Recently information has come to me that this sacred situation might be twisted, re-written out of whole cloth, and shopped to press outlets large and small in a vicious attempt to smear, hurt and diminish Pete Domenici, an honorable man, his extraordinary wife, Nancy, and other innocents. Why after more than 30 years, would anyone insinuate pain and ugliness where joy and beauty have presided?"
Adam Laxalt returned an e mail interview request from ABC News writing that he has "lived my entire life as a private citizen and intend to remain one."
"I plan to address personal issues privately and will not be commenting or joining any public discussion," Laxalt wrote.
According to his online biography at his Las Vegas law firm, Adam Laxalt served for five years as a Naval Officer and lawyer in the U.S. Navy. He was also deployed to Iraq, where he provided legal advice on detainee detention operations.
Domenici served in the U.S. Senate from 1973 to 2009, and was the longest serving U.S. senator in New Mexico's history. He retired in 2009 when he was diagnosed with a type of dementia. During his time in the U.S. Senate he served as the chairman of the Budget Committee and the Energy Committee.
The confession comes just days after it was revealed that Re p. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) has a secret daughter, although the congressman has never been married. He was spotted trading tweets with a young woman during the State of the Union address and his "ilu" signoffs - digital shorthand for I love you - prompted inquiries into the identity of the congressman's tweet mate. Just days later he confessed that the woman - 24 year old Victoria Brink - is his daughter whom he learned about three years ago.
ABC News' John Parkinson contributed to this report.

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 23, 2013, 03:26:23 pm
Moms go **** to save kids' school bus



When it comes to raising money to help overcome educational budget cuts, there are the old, reliable methods, like the silent auction or a fancy gala, and then there’s the racy route.

In Montserrat, Spain, 10 mothers are showing some serious skin in a sexy calendar being sold to raise money in the face of Spain's austerity measures. The proceeds are being used to restore a reduction in bus service for 600 elementary school students.

Some of the women are ****, some almost bottomless in the calendar that so far, has raised enough money to cover the $4,100 monthly tab for the bus, the driver and a monitor through the end of the school year in June, according to an Associated Press report.

The moms hope to sell all 3,000 of the calendars by the end of the month, and then start anew for next year.

What would you do (or take off) to raise money for your child’s school?


Mat 15:4  For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
Mat 15:5  But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;
Mat 15:6  And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 24, 2013, 03:30:42 pm
Saw this on Yahoo just now...

Back in my younger days in the 80's and 90's, this kind of behavior would have ZERO tolerance, period...whatever place you're in(whether school or whatever), they were very quick to throw down the discipline hammer the second you touched a female. But now in our present day? It seems like either noone cares or some to most will look at it as entertainment value. And for that matter too, the title of this news article is pretty disrespecful as well.



Erin Andrews was working her way through the crowded pit road at the Daytona 500 when she came upon a surprise visitor: none other than 50 Cent himself, one of the many celebrities in attendance. 50 decided to show his appreciation for Andrews' work, and, well, Andrews didn't much dig it.
50 tried to accompany Andrews as she walked pit road, but she was having none of it. Well, that was awkward.


And to boot, that music artist just continued to follow her around even after Andrews made it clear to him.

1Cor 7:1  Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.
1Co 7:2  Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Kilika on February 25, 2013, 03:21:18 am
Uh, I saw the race, usually do it being one of my few liberties. It was an awkward moment because one, it's live, and two, he tried to kiss her on the cheek as a greeting, and she was the one who got all weird, not sure what to do, so she kind of fumbled/hesitated, making him look silly. She made the moment look bad, not him. And she was the one that said she was looking to talk to Danica Patrick and said "walk with me" to 50, and just a few seconds later she made it to Patrick's car but couldn't find her so she wrapped the segment with 50 standing next to her. Not a big deal, but this article seems to want to spin it into something it wasn't.

He wasn't out of line (even though he is just a thug rapper). Andrews was the one who made the whole deal look weird.

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 25, 2013, 02:04:34 pm
Well, this "pastor" at this church was "concerned" that MANY of his congregants were couples co-habitating and no married - so he decided to do this free mass wedding ceremony where all of their expenses from the photographer to the food to the marriage liscenses, etc were all paid for for them(b/c supposedly these co-habitating couples couldn't afford them).

Uhm...doesn't this "pastor" know his bible? And if so, couldn't he show his congregants these passages?

1Cor 6:13  Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.
1Co 6:14  And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.
1Co 6:15  Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.
1Co 6:16  What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
1Co 6:17  But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
1Co 6:18  Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
1Co 6:19  What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
1Co 6:20  For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

1Co 7:1  Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.
1Co 7:2  Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

And these couples having money problems et al?

Mat 6:25  Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
Mat 6:26  Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
Mat 6:27  Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
Mat 6:28  And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
Mat 6:29  And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Mat 6:30  Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

Php_4:11  Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

1Tim_6:8  And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.


Texas Church Encourages Couples to Marry with Free Mass Wedding Day


Frustrated that many of their congregants were living together but not legally married, a church in Argyle, Texas took it upon itself to get these people hitched.

As part of a mass wedding on Saturday, 21 couples were wed back-to-back in individual ceremonies all under the roof of Cross Timbers church.

On 12-12-12 Thousands of Couples Will Head to the Altar

We realize we have lots of folks living together that aren’t married,” Pastor Toby Slough told the local CBS affiliate. “And were really big here at Cross Timbers of simply not just saying don’t do that but let us help you get in position for God’s best.”

According to research from the Pew Institute, “barely half of Americans over the age of 18 are married,” and the “overall number of married couples has declined by more than 20 percentage points since 1960.”

The reasons for the decline in marriages in the U.S. is manifold, but most of the Argyle couples said they had postponed their weddings for financial reasons. Bill and Diane Melder said they were waiting until they were “debt-free,” so they could have a “new start.”

In the U.S., the average wedding costs approximately $27,021, and New York couples can expect to spend $65,824, according to surveys done by wedding websites The Knot and Wedding Channel.

Cross Timbers paid the expenses for all 21 couples, everything from marriage counseling to the license and even the photographer. Though the term “mass-wedding” doesn’t exactly bring to mind an intimate ceremony, each couple received individual attention and use of the sanctuary. Bill Melder said the process exceeded his expectations.
Mass weddings aren't a new trend: on Valentine's Day, hundreds of couples were married on the steps of the Bexar County Courthouse in San Antonio, Texas, and the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon became famous for marrying thousands of his followers en masse in what he called "blessing ceremonies." But it’s not every church that literally puts its money where its mouth is and pays for its congregants to be married.

One groom expressed his appreciation, telling the local affiliate, “This was a big help. We appreciate the church caring enough to help us. We love each other and we wanted to take that next step.”

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 25, 2013, 02:09:56 pm

Sometimes I wonder how many of these Churchianity pastors are bankrolled by the Illuminati/FEMA. I know we're living in the last days(at least from what it seems), but nonetheless it seems like the average church in America is pretty rich financially. It's not like 1/2 of their congregants are millionaires either.

1Tim 6:10  For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

1Peter 1:18  Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
1Pe 1:19  But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
1Pe 1:20  Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
1Pe 1:21  Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
1Pe 1:22  Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:
1Pe 1:23  Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 01, 2013, 03:30:17 pm

Police report details Utah swim coach Greg Winslow's alleged sexual abuse of 15-year-old girl

University of Utah head swimming coach Greg Winslow is accused of abusing an underage girl over the course of a two-year period, according to a police report obtained by Yahoo! Sports.
Winslow was suspended Thursday by the university, the same day the report was received by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office in Arizona, where the alleged abuse took place.
Reached by phone Friday, Maricopa County public information officer Jerry Cobb confirmed receiving the report from the Arizona State University campus police, and said his office is reviewing the document, which recommends a review of two counts of sexual abuse against Winslow. Cobb said no charges have been filed, and normally a decision is made on that within 30 days.
Yahoo! Sports' attempts to reach Winslow for comment were not immediately returned. Contacted late Wednesday by Concussions, Inc., the blog that originally reported the sexual abuse allegations, Winslow said, "These are extremely serious allegations, and if I am accused, I will certainly respond."
According to the police report, the alleged abuse began in 2005 when Winslow, then 32, was a coach for the Sun Devils Aquatics club in Tempe, Ariz. The alleged victim, then 15, described to police recurring meetings in Winslow's office where physical contact progressed from hugging to fondling of genitalia.


Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Mark on March 04, 2013, 07:33:56 am
How Dutch legalizing of prostitution, drugs, & euthanasia is working out

The Netherlands, that once-Calvinist land, has gone farther than just about any other country in legalizing “victimless crimes,” such as prostitution, drug use, and euthanasia.  Now that country is facing the unintended consequences, including an upsurge in organized crime, social squalor, and a  deluge of sex tourists, drug tourists, and death tourists (who only buy a one-way ticket).

From Julie Bindel,  Why even Amsterdam doesn’t want legal brothels » The Spectator:

In 2000 the Dutch government decided to make it even easier for pimps, traffickers and punters by legalising the already massive and highly visible brothel trade. Their logic was as simple as it was deceptive: to make things safer for everyone. Make it a job like any other. Once the women were liberated from the underworld, the crooks, drug dealers and people traffickers would drift away.

Twelve years on, and we can now see the results of this experiment. Rather than afford better protection for the women, it has simply increased the market. Rather than confine the brothels to a discrete (and avoidable) part of the city, the sex industry has spilt out all over Amsterdam — including on-street. Rather than be given rights in the ‘workplace’, the prostitutes have found the pimps are as brutal as ever. The government-funded union set up to protect them has been shunned by the vast majority of prostitutes, who remain too scared to complain.

Pimps, under legalisation, have been reclassified as managers and businessmen. Abuse suffered by the women is now called an ‘occupational hazard’, like a stone dropped on a builder’s toe. Sex tourism has grown faster in Amsterdam than the regular type of tourism: as the city became the brothel of Europe, women have been imported by traffickers from Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia to meet the demand. In other words, the pimps remained but became legit — violence was still prevalent but part of the job, and trafficking increased. Support for the women to leave prostitution became almost nonexistent. The innate murkiness of the job has not been washed away by legal benediction.

The Dutch government hoped to play the role of the honourable pimp, taking its share in the proceeds of prostitution through taxation. But only 5 per cent of the women registered for tax, because no one wants to be known as a wh0re — however legal it may be. Illegality has simply taken a new form, with an increase in trafficking, unlicensed brothels and pimping; with policing completely out of the picture, it was easier to break the laws that remained. To pimp out women from non-EU countries, desperate for a new life, remains illegal. But it’s never been easier.

Legalisation has imposed brothels on areas all over Holland, whether they want them or not. Even if a city or town opposes establishing a brothel, it must allow at least one — not doing so is contrary to the basic federal right to work. To many Dutch, legality and decency have been irreconcilably divorced. It has been a social, legal and economic failure — and the madness, finally, is coming to an end.

The brothel boom is over. A third of Amsterdam’s bordellos have been closed due to the involvement of organised criminals and drug dealers and the increase in trafficking of women. Police now acknowledge that the red-light district has mutated into a global hub for human trafficking and money laundering. The streets have been infiltrated by grooming gangs seeking out young, vulnerable girls and marketing them to men as virgins who will do whatever they are told. Many of those involved in Amsterdam’s regular tourist trade — the museums and canals — fear that their visitors are vanishing along with the city’s reputation. . . .

It took six years for the mayor to admit in public that the experiment had been a disaster, a magnet for trafficked women, drug dealers and underage girls. Zones in Rotterdam, The Hague and Heerlen have shut down in similar circumstances. The direction of travel is clear: legalisation will be repealed. Legalisation has not been emancipation. It has instead resulted in the appalling, inhuman, degrading treatment of women, because it declares the buying and selling of human flesh acceptable. And as the Dutch government reforms itself from pimp to protector, it will have time to reflect on the damage done to the women caught in this calamitous social experiment.

HT:  Rich Shipe

From Cecilia Rodriguez, Holland Targets its Drugs-and-Death Tourism in Forbes:

Two old debates are back to prominence in the Netherlands, both related to hard-to-define tourisms:  “Bad tourism,” “dark tourism“, “medical tourism” or the less contentious “new tourism.”

Labels aside, they’re highly controversial and tied to ideology: drug tourism and assisted-suicide tourism

Both forms have made international headlines recently because the Dutch conservative government wants to put an end to the former and curtail the latter, despite the vehement opposition of liberal parties, local officials, civic movements and worries over the impact such measures will have on local and national economies.

For many young Europeans,  their first parent-free trip to Amsterdam is a rite of passage,  and not for the unique architecture, beautiful canals, and rich museums, but rather to explore the internationally-renowned coffeeshops where they can buy **** in small amounts and smoke it legally.

But this is big business.  Of the four to five million international visitors to Amsterdam each year, according to city spokeswoman Tahira Limon, 23% say they visit a Dutch coffeeshop. The federal government wants it to stop and has implemented various measures to ensure it will.  First, last year in southern border towns including Maastricht they prohibited the sale of pot to all foreigners except for Germans and Belgians to relieve traffic congestion. Then the prohibition was extended to other regions and all visitors.  Amsterdam had been excluded because the city government is against the curbs and the coffeshops have been able to exert enough pressure to hold them off.  Until now.

If Prime Minister Mark Rutte gets his way, the resistance is pointless. Citing, among other reasons, the criminal drug industry allegedly developed around the coffeshops, next month the government plans to begin the first phase of a program to restrict coffeeshop operations, hoping that by the end of the year all drug tourism will be eliminated.

As for the other tourism on the ropes, officially only Dutch residents should receive medical assistance to commit suicide. But the law doesn’t prohibit doctors from administering euthanasia to non-residents. The Netherlands was the first country to legalize euthanasia and its legislation on the right to die is considered the most liberal in the world, although it applies  only to cases of ”hopeless and unbearable” suffering. (That said, the Netherlands is not the only destination for legal euthanasia. First and foremost is Zurich, Switzerland, where hundreds of tourists, mostly British, make the journey to end their lives.)

It’s not the existence of assisted-suicide tourism that’s behind the latest controversy but, rather, the implicit danger that it could spin out of control, ‘a la coffeeshops’, thanks to two new initiatives pushed by the organization Right to Die: To make euthanasia widely available by creating  mobile teams to assist patients to die at  home, and by proposing legislation to give the right to die to everybody over 70 years old.

Conservative members of the government and various religious organizations fear that such measures could trigger a wave of euthanasia tourism. Right or not, the country’s longstanding reputation as a haven for live-and-let-live — or die-and-let-die — is under assault as never before.


Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 04, 2013, 10:13:43 am
When I was in Germany 20 years ago for a bit, I was located on both borders of Belgium and Amsterdam, so was able to get a peek of the latter quite a bit.

Even back then, they seemed to have their problems(even though nothing was legalized yet then) - figured it was only a matter of time before they started legalizing those things. Not surprising they are where they are now b/c of it.

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Mark on March 09, 2013, 08:15:43 am
Maryland governor suggests he will support medical marijuana bill

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley on Friday suggested he would support a bill to legalize medical marijuana, crossing a bright line the law-and-order governor had previously set against legalizing pot use for any reason.

O’Malley was nonchalant about the change in an impromptu meeting with reporters outside the State House on Friday. The governor said he is deferring to his chief health adviser on the decision.

“I’m focused on other things this year,” O’Malley said in an apparent nod to his package of gun-control legislation and a bill he is championing to repeal the state’s death penalty.

He won the state’s top elective office over six years ago on a reputation as a tough-on-crime Baltimore mayor. He has repeatedly opposed efforts to legalize marijuana, casting drugs as an ill on society and pot as illegal nationwide.

Under a mandate issued by the General Assembly in 2011, however, O’Malley’s administration was tasked with developing a model program for distributing marijuana for medical purposes.

Joshua Sharfstein, O’Malley’s secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, testified before lawmakers on Friday that the administration had completed a plan and that a bill sponsored by Del. Dan K. Morhaim (D), a Baltimore County doctor, contained most of the provisions the governor could support.

The bill’s prospects in the General Assembly remain unclear. But if passed, it would allow academic medical centers in the state to operate medical marijuana “compassionate use programs” beginning in 2016.

The centers — hospitals that operate medical residency programs, and that conduct approved research — would have to monitor marijuana usage, patient outcomes, publish results, and detail funding.

“There’s a red light approach that just says no; a green light that says, approve and go ahead,” Sharfstein said. “We support the [academic study] bill because it’s a yellow light approach” before any further legalization. “We need to assess . . . there are not proven benefits, but there are proven risks,” Sharfstein added.

He did not address another bill that has passed the Senate Judiciary Committee and will come to the full Senate for consideration. The bill, authored by Sen. Robert A. Zirkin (D-Baltimore County), would make possession of marijuana a civil offense and not a criminal one. Under the measure, possession of less than 10 grams of pot would be punishable by a fine not exceeding $100.

Sharfstein said the administration’s academic study plan is based on guidelines from the Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences.

Although it is tailored to academic research, it would nonetheless require Maryland to go down the complicated road of licensing marijuana growers and setting up a statewide Medical Marijuana Commission.

It also would grant legal immunity from drug laws to patients, health care providers and state personnel who administer the program.

Sharfstein said the administration opposed a similar bill last year on legal grounds because “there was a fear that state employees could be prosecuted for participating.”

He said the administration would want to amend Morhaim’s bill to allow for the suspension of the program if prosecution under federal drug laws became a greater concern.

In his testimony, Morhaim addressed the federal drug laws as the biggest obstacle to the bill, but said Washington is sending “mixed messages” by allowing states to proceed with medical marijuana programs. “Other states have stepped up,” Morhaim said, adding that their defiance sends a message.

At least one member of the House Judiciary Committee said he was skeptical about the medical benefits of marijuana. “I think it’s just a way to legalize all of it,” said Del. Kevin Kelly (D-Allegany).


Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 11, 2013, 12:41:25 am
Abstain from all appearance of evil...

Softball Coach Accused of Sending Team to Find Him Dates

A high school softball coach has resigned after he was accused of using his team of girls to find him dates.
Troy Hennum submitted his resignation to Seattle Public Schools on Friday, officials said, after his dating scavenger hunt was brought to their attention by a woman who said she was targeted for a date.
Kat Aagard, 25, said she was flattered when a group of giggling girls from Roosevelt High School came into the sporting goods store where she works.
"They asked me if they could get my phone number and picture for their coach," she told ABC News.
What Aagard didn't know was that the girls' coach, Hennum, had allegedly sent them out to find him possible dates.
"I wasn't sure what to think at first," she said.
Aagard shared text messages with ABC News that she said were sent by Hennum. The sender confessed right away to using the female players to help him find dates.
'Right? Genius. Great way to meet a girl. Use my girls. LOL," the sender wrote.
Aagard carried on the text conversation for more than an hour, even complimenting him when he said he teaches special education.
"He seemed like a nice enough guy for a while," Aagard said.
She had a change of heart, she said, after she searched for Hennum online and found articles about his departure from another school in nearby Lake Washington.
The Lake Washington School District reportedly found no cause to discipline Hennum for texting a student in an April 2012 incident, but he was not on staff the next season.
"I was completely … shocked to see something inappropriate happened with this coach before," Aagard said.
She decided to report him to the principal of Roosevelt High School.
Aagard told ABC News' Seattle affiliate KOMO-TV that Hennum called her to apologize.
"I want to call and, first off, sincerely apologize for any inconvenience myself or the team caused you," he allegedly said in a voicemail.
Hennum did not respond to a request from ABC News for comment.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 14, 2013, 10:41:50 pm
Maine allows bars to open early for St Patrick's Day

DURHAM, Maine (Reuters) - St. Patrick's Day revelers can get an extra-early start this year in Maine thanks to an emergency measure signed by the governor on Thursday allowing bars and restaurants to begin serving alcohol at 6 a.m.
The Irish-American celebration this year falls on a Sunday, when Maine bans the sale of alcohol before 9 a.m., so bar and restaurant owners sought an exception to the state law.
"St. Patrick's Day isn't just our biggest day. It is four times bigger than any other day," said Daniel Steele, co-owner of Portland's popular Brian Boru Public House, not far from the city's St. Patrick's Day parade route. "So this is a lot of revenue for us, and also generates a lot of sales tax.
"We're delighted that the governor changed his mind."
The measure had seemed doomed due to opposition by Governor Paul LePage, who in a television interview earlier this week dismissed the bill as "garbage."
The Republican governor, locked in a battle with the Democratic-controlled state legislature over nearly $500 million in overdue Medicaid payments, had vowed to veto any and all legislation until his plan for those repayments is passed.

But the governor said he changed his mind after meeting with state Representative Barry Hobbins, a Democrat
"Mainers know that I am a man of my word," the governor said in a statement. "But I am always open to reasonable suggestions. I'm pleased to sign this bill as a gesture of goodwill and as a supporter of Maine's fine establishments that wish to open earlier on St. Patrick's Day."
One of those pleased with the measure was Maggie Byrnes-Lair, owner of Byrnes' Irish Pub in Bath, Maine, along the coast.
"We'll be open at 6:00," she said, "and we'll be serving lots of Irish coffees and Guinness."
Restaurants and bars typically fare better when the holiday falls on a weekend, Steele said.
"People don't have to work and there's more parking," he said. "And older people especially like to come in early. They come for the dancing and the poetry reading and the Celtic music. For lots of them, it's the one pint they have a year."
(Editing by Ellen Wulfhorst, Cynthia Johnston and Andre Grenon)

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 24, 2013, 03:39:02 pm
Spurned lover turned to Satan, violence

VOLGOGRAD, Russia, March 22 (UPI) -- Russian police said a teacher turned to Satanism and a hired thug to attack a former student's fiancee after the former student rejected her.

Police said Lyudmila Osipova, 41, of Volgograd, developed a crush on a man in his 20s while teaching a computer class several years ago and attempted to reconnect with the man after quitting her job in 2009, RIA Novosti reported Friday.

The woman posed online as a model half her age in an attempt to reconnect with the man, but he spurned her advances because he had a girlfriend he planned to marry, the Komsomolskaya Pravda reported.

Investigators said Osipova's failure to win the man's affections led her to take up Satanism and drink blood in an attempt to get the devil to help her obtain a younger body, $32,000, a Jaguar, a Volkswagen, a helicopter and a team of bodyguards.

However, that also failed to yield results, so Osipova attempted to hire an undercover police officer posing as a contractor to attack the object of the man's affections.

"Put her on drugs for a couple of weeks in order to develop an addiction," the woman says in surveillance video of the incident. "Gang-**** her too, and film it for him to see."

Osipova was arrested Wednesday after allegedly handing over $6,500 to the undercover officer. She was charged with instigating kidnapping, gang **** and infliction of grave bodily harm.

She faces as much as 15 years in prison if convicted on all charges.

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/03/22/Spurned-lover-turned-to-Satan-violence/UPI-62541363988807/#ixzz2OUY0zNSR

John_8:44  Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

Title: 20% of Pregnant Teens Already Have a Child
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 02, 2013, 12:57:11 pm
Sometimes you wonder why at this present day, the same-sex marriage opponents are feeling more hopeless as the proponents are yelling louder for their rights...

Mat 7:3  And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
Mat 7:4  Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
Mat 7:5  Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

20% of Pregnant Teens Already Have a Child

About one in five U.S. teens who gives birth already has at least one other child from a previous pregnancy, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Of the 365,000 births to U.S. teens ages 15 to 19 in 2010, about 67,000, or 18 percent, were repeat births, the report says.

Most of the repeat births (86 percent) were second pregnancies. However, some teens gave birth to a third, fourth, fifth, or sixth child before age 20. (About 13 percent of repeat births were third pregnancies, and 2 percent were fourth or more pregnancies.)

Although the rate of repeat teen pregnancies fell 6 percent between 2007 and 2010, the rate of teen birth and repeat birth is still too high, the CDC said. Babies born to teens as a result of a second pregnancy (or more) are at greater risk of preterm birth or low birth weight, the CDC says.

"Repeat births can negatively impact the mother’s education and job opportunities as well as the health of the next generation. Teens, parents, health care providers, and others need to do much more to reduce unintended pregnancies," Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, said in a statement.

Nearly 91 percent of sexually active teen moms said they used some sort of contraception after they had a baby, but just 20 percent used the most effective method of birth control (an intrauterine device or implant), the report says. 

A recent study found that some doctors have misperceptions about which teens can use IUDs and implants (any sexually active teen girl can be a candidate).

The rate of repeat teen births was highest in Texas, where 22 percent of all teen births were to teens who already had a child. The lowest rate was in New Hampshire, at 10 percent.

Other states with high repeat birth rates include Mississippi, Georgia, Arizona and Arkansas, and other states with low repeat birth rates include Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Wyoming.

To help prevent teen pregnancy, health care providers, parents, guardians and caregivers can speak can speak with teens (male and female) about abstinence, as well as the most effective types of birth control.

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Mark on April 08, 2013, 09:39:17 am
Evangelists Grieve Over Seattle: ‘It’s Come to a Place Where Grown Men Beg for Money for **** (cannabis)’

Evangelists who visited the city of Seattle last night report that men are now begging on the streets for money to buy drugs since ****(cannabis) use has been legalized in the state.

Don Karns and Shawn Holes are currently conducting a tour of the West Coast, and stopped in Seattle Saturday night to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ on the streets near the popular Pike’s Market. Even though they have been to the city on several occasions, they stated that this year’s visit was unlike any other.

“I was really shocked,” Karns told Christian News Network. “I was grieved at the way the city has fallen since the last time I was here. … There were about four to five men with these cardboard signs — homemade signs — talking about their need for ****. … I was grieved that things had come to that place where grown men are holding signs obviously begging for ****.”

He shared a story of one man that broke his heart.

“We saw one young man that was sitting there. He claimed his wife was pregnant,” Karns explained. “He showed concern for his wife because she was with child, [but] then he stood up at one point and held up a sign that said, ‘Want Money for Weed.’”

“[I just saw] people as being reduced to not seeing anything as important other than to just get their pleasure from pot smoking,” he lamented.

Holes said that one man that was smoking **** purposefully targeted him with fumes as he preached.

“[There was this] one guy who was blowing his smoke continually in my face, and I was asking him to stop and he wouldn’t,” he recalled. “He just kept doing it over and over and over right up against my face.”

One man approached Karns and Holes who works for a ministry that feeds the poor, and informed them that in the city, it is illegal to feed the homeless. He gave the men burritos and said they could share them with others if they stated they were hungry.

Karns said he was saddened that it was legal to smoke pot in the city, but illegal to help feed the homeless.

“[W]e see a city that would … make it easier for people to get **** … but at the same time, pass a law that would say that it would be illegal to feed a hungry man real food.”

Holes, who was preaching across the street from a crowd of 200 people that were waiting in line to enter a movie theater, said that the rejection of God on the streets was the greatest he had witnessed over the five years that he has been ministering in the city.

“There was such a hatred for the Gospel,” he explained. “There was such anger toward the name of Jesus Christ. We were proclaiming the Good News, and there was such a resistance, and it was so disturbing. All we were trying to do was bring the Good News to the city of Seattle, and all we were getting was rejection, and worse than ever. [It was] just a displayed rebellion against God.”

Karns stated that he believes the city will continue to deteriorate unless God breaks the hearts of the people.

“I don’t see a turn around,” he said. “I would think it is going to continue to digress and continue to get worse next year. I don’t expect to see five people there begging for **** [next year]; I expect to see 25 people begging — 25 grown adults declaring their want and their desire for more ****.”

“My hope is that through preaching [lives will change]. And maybe some other people would come out and share the Gospel with the people,” Karns said. “Because until God changes the heart, I just see the city continuing to sink into depravity.”

Holes agreed. He spoke at an area church today about his heart for the city.

“My prayer for Seattle — and I told the church this — is that some of the young people in the church would hear the call to go out and share the Gospel, that they would respond to the Great Commission of ‘Go,’” Holes said. “My prayer for Seattle is that somebody will go and tell them the good news of Jesus Christ.”

“We’re supposed to love our neighbor as ourselves,” he concluded, his voice breaking as he fought tears. “I’m just hoping that the Christians in the world will start realizing that — that we need to love our neighbors enough to go tell them the good news about Jesus Christ.”


Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Mark on April 08, 2013, 11:02:23 am
Maryland Senate passes medical cannabis bill 42-4; bill now headed to Gov. Martin O'Malley for signature - @baltimoresun



Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 08, 2013, 11:29:17 am
^^ If they use this for medical reasons, wouldn't it be a good thing? No, I'm not familiar with this area, but nonetheless would think it's much better than giving all of these poisonous pharmaceutical drugs.

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Kilika on April 08, 2013, 02:56:21 pm
Karns stated that he believes the city will continue to deteriorate unless God breaks the hearts of the people.

I exhort him to go back and search the scriptures again, as God clearly tells us the why and how of the world's cities and their corruption and what they will continue to do no matter how hard churchianity street preachers try through the works of their own hands to make it better.

I rejoice at the preaching of Christ as real scripture comes out of a man, but those taking the name of the Lord in vain through the preaching of works, well, "They have their reward".

It's because of "unbelief".

"And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief." Matthew 13:58 (KJB)

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 13, 2013, 02:10:52 pm
FCC May Allow Nudity and Cursing on Television

Vulgar profanities and nudity may soon be shown on broadcast TV if a new proposal from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) goes through.

The FCC stated in an announcement that they were thinking about making changes to the broadcast indecency policies that would allow “isolated expletives” and “non-s**ual nudity” on broadcast TV, which is not permitted at the moment. Only on cable television is such vulgarity allowed. This has set many parents and family rights groups on fire.

Public opinions about this controversial issue will help them make the final decision, according to the FCC.

The general public is invited to share their views on the FCC’s website: http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs//. Just follow the link and click on the “Submit a filing (Express) in the left margin. Then click on the “Proceeding Number 13-86 and follow the simple instructions to leave your comment. Deadline for submission of comments is at the end of April.

If the proposal is passed by the FCC, it would drastically change how we view broadcast TV, according to Director of public policy for the Parents Television Council, Dan Isett.

Isett added that broadcast TV would become more like some of the cable channels such as HBO. This would include an increase in the number of **** scenes and language that may not be suitable for children, he said.

The FCC says that it wants public views and opinions on whether to treat “isolated expletives” as a violation if they are “deliberate” or “repetitive” or should it treat them as a violation if only used once.

When it comes to nudity, the FCC’s position is the same.  ”Should the Commission treat isolated (non-sexual) nudity the same as or differently than isolated expletives?” the group asked.

Isett says that the lack of enforcement on broadcast TV standards, under the current administration, is making the FCC think about making changes to its policies. He added that during the Bush administration, there was enforcement, but now there is nothing.

FCC commissioners are appointed by the president and the rules allow only 3 representatives from the same political party. Accordingly, under the administration of President Obama, there are three Democrats and two Republicans.

President Obama now has to nominate an FCC chairman after Julius Genachowski resigned last March. Genachowski, according to Isett, did not enforce indecency standards.

Isett went on to say that if the American public wants standards of decency that govern broadcast TV and to protect the innocent minds of young children, they should file a public comment on the FCC’s website. He continued that if the public doesn’t “speak up” then it could be “anything goes” for national television.

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Post by: Kilika on April 13, 2013, 03:11:57 pm
This has set many parents and family rights groups on fire.

Then don't watch that secular junk. Hypocrites. ::)

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Post by: Mark on May 12, 2013, 07:47:11 am
Colorado Lawmakers Set Taxes And Rules For Marijuana Sales

Colorado is set to become the first U.S. state to regulate and tax sales of recreational marijuana, after lawmakers approved several bills that set business standards and rules. Legislators expect enforcement of the rules to be paid for by two taxes on marijuana — a 15 percent excise tax, and a 10 percent sales tax.

Other measures included in the package set limits on how much marijuana visitors to Colorado can buy (a quarter of an ounce), as well as a limit on how many cannabis plants a private citizen can grow (six).

Gov. John Hickenlooper has indicated he will sign the legislation, according to The Denver Post. Colorado voters first approved the legalization of pot for recreational use by people over age 21 in a ballot initiative last November.

Voters adopted a similar measure in Washington state, where plans for regulation and taxation are still being formed.

"The first legal marijuana should be on sale in Washington in March 2014," reports the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "and Colorado will have its cannabis stores open as soon as Jan. 1."

Like all new Colorado taxes, voters must approve the new taxation system in a ballot initiative this autumn.

Other states are already taxing pot, but those levies cover medical marijuana. California reportedly raises more than $100 million a year on such sales.

The Colorado legislation adopted Wednesday also includes a requirement that "pot must be sold in child-resistant packages with labels that specify potency," The Post reports. "Edible marijuana products will have serving-size limits."


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Post by: Mark on May 12, 2013, 07:54:54 am
UN Report Promotes Child Prostitution and Sexual Slavery

A report by the United Nations Development’s Program’s Global Commission on HIV and the Law, funded in part by a grant from George Soros’ Open Society Foundation, has a peculiar prescription for combating AIDS.
It calls on governments around the world to legalize prostitution, including child prostitution, and drug use.

World Congress of Families Managing Director Larry Jacobs observed: “This is insane.  The ‘reasoning,’ if it can even be called that, is that by criminalizing prostitution, governments promote the spread of AIDS. The report actually claims that women make a rational choice to sell their bodies, based on economic considerations, and should not be discouraged from doing so.  It also claims that age-of-consent laws violate the right of children to be similarly degraded and abused.”
Dr. Janet Shaw Crouse, of Concerned Women for America’s Beverly LaHaye Institute (and a member of the World Congress of Families Management Committee), noted that, should the prescription of the UN report be followed: “We can fully expect increased HIV and sex trafficking, more suffering and deaths, and more underground criminal activity as has been the case everywhere that prostitution has been legalized.
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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 12, 2013, 09:33:48 pm
Pretty soon, they're going to be taxing everything - but that's not exactly going to save anything from this ever-increasing national debt going out of control

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 14, 2013, 11:42:47 pm
I know we're living in the last days(likely), but there are some news stories where you REALLY are at a loss for words...and come to think of it too, I remember seeing similar plotlines with these news stories in 1980's/1990's movies like "Robocop".

Police: Irving teen drugged classmate, forced her into prostitution

An Irving high school student drugged a 15-year-old classmate for several days and forced her to have sex with men who gave him drugs and money in exchange, police said Tuesday.

Nimitz High School student Travis Lekas, 17, is also accused of trying to recruit other students from Nimitz and Bowie Middle School to engage in prostitution. Police said they are working to determine whether Lekas had other victims.

Lekas, who was arrested at his home Monday, faces one count of human trafficking of a minor, one count of compelling prostitution and one count of sexual performance by a child. He is being held in the Irving City Jail with bail set at $175,000.

Police said Lekas persuaded the girl, who was a school acquaintance, to come to his home in the 1300 block of Austin Street near State Highway 183 on April 29. There, he kept her under the influence of marijuana, alcohol and Xanax until May 2, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

Lekas forced the girl to have sex with adults, and in exchange, the men gave Lekas money or drugs, the affidavit says.

Police spokesman John Argumaniz said investigators don’t know who the other men were. Argumaniz said the girl escaped and called a family member, who picked her up and notified police.

Irving school Superintendent Dana Bedden said in a written statement Tuesday that the school district is “treating the matter very seriously” but that he would not release further information during the investigation.

“We will cooperate fully with the Irving Police Department and will take appropriate disciplinary action with regard to the student in question,” Bedden said.

Blanca Cameron, who said she was Lekas’ grandmother, called the accusations “lies, lies, lies” on Tuesday in front of the mobile home where the offenses allegedly took place.

She said that Lekas had a girlfriend but that the accuser had been pursuing him romantically. Cameron said the family is considering a lawsuit against the girl.

According to Dallas County records, Irving police arrested Lekas in March on a charge of possession of marijuana.

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Post by: Kilika on May 15, 2013, 04:05:28 am
The **** means cannabis  ::)

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 15, 2013, 09:59:57 am
Youth minister, man on honeymoon among those arrested in prostitution sting

An undercover investigation targeting online prostitution ads has resulted in 92 arrests by the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

Over a period of four days, detectives conducted an investigation into Internet sites related to men and women who were advertising to commit prostitution or who were soliciting others for prostitution.

Among the dozens arrested are a 45-year-old church youth minister from California and a 21-year-old Illinois man who was visiting Orlando for his honeymoon.

"The negative social costs of prostitution hurt families, children, and communities, including the spreading of infectious diseases," said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.  "The nexus between prostitution and other crime, such as illegal drugs, violence against women, and human trafficking, is a real problem."

Charges range from crimes associated with prostitution and drugs to battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.  At least one man was charged with traveling to meet a minor, and another man was arrested when deputies said he brought a 15-year-old girl to the undercover location as a prostitute.

Twelve men, commonly known as "pimps," were arrested when they brought prostitutes to the undercover location; 39 suspects arrested were identified as prostitutes; 39 suspects arrested were identified as "johns," or those who wished to pay for sex from prostitutes; and two others were arrested when they accompanied suspects to the location, for other charges.

"Prostitution is illegal, and those who commit or who derive proceeds from this crime in Polk County can expect to go to jail," said Sheriff Judd.  "Whether it is on the street or online, prostitution is illegal and we will continue to investigate and arrest those involved."

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 23, 2013, 03:25:00 pm
Swim coach sentenced for sex abuse

A Virginia man who was once one of the nation's most prominent swimming coaches has been sentenced to seven years in prison for sexually abusing one of the girls he instructed.

Richard J. Curl, who pleaded guilty in February, apologized to the victim Thursday afternoon in Montgomery County Circuit Court.

Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Marielsa Bernard imposed the sentence.

Curl, of Vienna, Va., was banned for life by USA Swimming over allegations of an intimate relationship with a teenage swimmer in the 1980s. He was charged last year after a woman told police that he sexually abused her between the ages of 13 and 18 when he was her swim coach.

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Post by: Kilika on May 24, 2013, 03:08:16 am
over allegations of an intimate relationship with a teenage swimmer in the 1980s.

Apparently there is no statute of limitation on sexual abuse? We are talking nearly 30 years ago, and she is just now complaining? So women get to take their time and file a complaint when ever they feel like it? I don't mean to belittle what is a very serious situation, but come on, what is with waiting all that time? How can they prove anything after all that time? I think something else is going on with that case.

I just don't understand why these people wait 10-20 years. Makes no sense.

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Post by: Mark on May 25, 2013, 07:57:20 am
Immorality Is Trending

Gay activists love to point to the changes in public opinion regarding same-sex “marriage,” announcing triumphantly that this is a sign of moral and even spiritual advancement. In reality, it is part of a larger trend toward immorality, a sign of moral bankruptcy and spiritual apostasy.

According to a May 13 Gallup report, “Just three years ago, support for gay marriage was 44 percent. The current 53 percent level of support is essentially double the 27 percent in Gallup's initial measurement on gay marriage, in 1996.”

But let’s put that data into a larger, cultural perspective. A May 20 Gallup report is headlined, “In U.S., Record-High Say Gay, Lesbian Relations Morally OK,” with the subtitle reading, “Americans' tolerance of a number of moral issues up since 2001.”

What exactly is meant by “tolerance”?

The report states, “Americans' views toward a number of moral issues have shifted significantly since 2001. Their acceptance of gay and lesbian relations has increased the most, up 19 percentage points in the past 12 years—to a record high of 59 percent today. Americans' tolerance toward having a baby outside of marriage is also now much greater, up 15 points since 2001 [actually, 2002], to the current 60 percent.”

Oh yes, “tolerance” is alive and well!

So, the America that increasingly deems homosexual relationships to be morally acceptable is the same America that increasingly deems having children out of wedlock (once called “illegitimacy”) to be morally acceptable. And this is supposed to be a sign of progress?

According to the poll, American approval of fornication—or, as the poll put it, “sex between an unmarried man and woman”—was up 10 percent (from 53 percent to 63 percent), while support for polygamy actually doubled, from 7 percent to 14 percent (keep your eye on that stat in the coming years). This is something to celebrate?

In 2001, Gallup didn’t even ask the question of the moral acceptability of teenagers having sexual relationships, but in the current poll, only 63 percent found it morally wrong, while 32 percent expressed their moral approval. How enlightening! 

The pollsters used the following script: “I’m going to read you a list of issues. Regardless of whether or not you should think it should be legal, for each one, please tell me whether you personally believe that in general it is morally acceptable or morally wrong.”

Interestingly, while the word sex was used with reference to “sex between an unmarried man and woman” and “sex between teenagers,” and while the word affair was used with reference to “married men and women having an affair,” no such explicit or derogatory term was used with regard to homosexual practice. Rather, that was referred to as “gay or lesbian relations.”

I wonder if the response would have been different if the pollsters had asked about “two men or two women having sex”—unless, of course, “gay and lesbian relations” are all merely platonic. (Please forgive my sarcasm.)

But I digress. What is clear is that American sexual morals are in steady decline, and there is very little that shames us these days. After all, this is the nation in which a young woman’s quickest ticket to fame is a best-selling, graphic sex tape. Sometimes the girl’s parents even gush with pride at their daughter’s achievements, and at the risk of sounding trite, we can honestly say that what used to shame us now makes us famous.

It is against this backdrop that public approval for same-sex relationships continues to increase.

And let’s not forget that the same media that incessantly pushes the cause of gay activism also promotes shows like Teen Mom, glamorizing young women who have children out of wedlock, along with shows like Big Love and Sister Wives, normalizing and even celebrating polygamy. And this has no effect on the public’s perceptions? 

Leading the way in these changing views toward gay and lesbian relations is the younger generation, aged 18-29. According to Gallup, in 1996, 41 percent of them supported same-sex “marriage”; today, that number is up to 70 percent. But this is the same age group that believes that roughly 30 percent of the population is gay or lesbian—an error of 1,000 percent! (The best studies put the number at roughly 3 percent.) Does the media have nothing to do with these skewed perspectives?

We should also remember that Barna polls conducted over the last 15 years indicate that only 0.5 percent of Americans aged 18-23 held to what Barna defined as a biblical worldview, in contrast with about 10 percent of the population as a whole. Is it any surprise, then, that they are so strongly supportive of same-sex relationships?

As for our country’s increasing “tolerance,” it is not happening quickly enough for 18-year-old Kaitlyn Hunt and her family. She has been arrested for having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl, one which her father says was consensual.

The Daily Kos reports, “Florida teen Kaitlyn Hunt, 18, is seeing her young life turned upside down and her future jeopardized simply because she fell in love. Unfortunately for her, she fell in love with a younger girl who has vindictive bigots for parents.”

Her father, Steven Hunt, wants prosecutors “to drop the two charges filed against his daughter in February. A rainbow-colored ‘Stop the hate, free Kate’ page on the online petition site Change.org had more than 56,500 supporters calling for prosecutors to drop the charges Monday afternoon, and a similar ‘Free Kate’ Facebook group page had more than 30,000 members.”

Well, just give it a little more time. Soon enough, these things will be accepted too. Immorality is trending.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 25, 2013, 09:27:48 am
Yes, with all of this back and forth Hegelian Dialectic debate b/w the "religious right" and "gay activists" over this issue, what has been lost in all of this is fornication and pre-marital sex that has been pushed in our society for years and years.

It's all and good how churches in America have warned against homosexuality(well, they didn't do it too much, but for a good while they did it enough - ie, when that 2004 SSM ban added to the US Constitution legislation was proposed, etc) - however, NOT ONCE did you ever hear from these "religious right"/moral majority leaders like Falwell, Robertson, Bauer, etc how no-fault divorce, cohabitations outside of marriage(b/w men and women, that is), etc were wrong. Probably not surprising b/c 2 of their own members, Charles Stanley and Hal Lindsey, were divorced.

But nonetheless when they stayed silent in the 1980's when cohabitations outside of marriage started getting tolerated, it was as if they had a beam in their own eyes(and henceforth couldn't judgeth all things properly), that no one could take the "religious right" leaders nor the modern-day church seriously. But of course, their Hegelian Dialectic game was all by design. This has been my big beef with Ronald Reagan in the 80's, if anything - when all of these abominations were going on, the RR leaders/church just STAYED SILENT - they acted like this country was getting many blessings with this supposedly conservative/Christian President.(and now they're all of a sudden figuring this out, and trying to fight back at these issues with Obama in office)

And yeah, you can't deny all of the indoctrination in entertainment media and public schools having an effect on the youth - sure, these "polls" can be rigged and exaggerated, but nonetheless I don't recall this level of wickedness and abominations in society like this even back in the 1980's.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 05, 2013, 11:32:34 am
Cheerleader accused of prostituting younger student

A suburban Minneapolis high school cheerleader is accused of prostituting a younger student by creating an online ad and taking her to see potential customers, pocketing $60 in one case.

Montia Marie Parker, 18, of Maple Grove, faces felony charges of sex trafficking and promoting prostitution. She is scheduled to appear in court June 12.

Parker was a senior at Hopkins High School when she allegedly set up a Backpage.com ad for a 16-year-old, driving her to an apartment to have oral sex with a man, and taking the $60 the girl made. Authorities allege Parker and the girl drove to another home the next day, but left after the man refused oral sex.

The girl's mother called police after reading text messages between her daughter and Parker on the girl's cellphone, the Star Tribune reported.

Parker's attorney did not immediately return a phone message left by The Associated Press on Tuesday evening. A home phone listing for Parker could not be found.

The 16-year-old had mentioned to others that she was trying to make some money. Parker sent the girl a Facebook message and text message about how she could make money having sex, requesting that the girl send her photos of herself, the charges allege.

Parker posted the photos on Backpage.com, listing her phone number as the contact, the charges said. On March 5, the girls left school and went to an apartment building. When the younger girl returned to the car, she gave Parker the $60 and Parker deposited it into her own bank account, according to the complaint.

The next day, Parker pretended to be the girl's mother and called the school to get her excused, the charges said. The girls left school and went to a home where the girl was directed to have sex with a man. She refused.

"You'll be fine — I didn't drive up here for nothing, and eventually you will need to have sex," Parker told the girl, according to the complaint. The girl told the man she wouldn't have intercourse with him but would give him oral sex. The man refused and Parker drove the girl back to Hopkins High School, according to the complaint.

The girl's mother checked her daughter's cellphone after noticing changes in her daughter's behavior and hearing that she had an unexcused absence from school.

Minneapolis Lt. Kim Lund, president of the Minnesota Juvenile Officers' Association, said authorities have noticed more cases within the last five years involving teen girls using Backpage.com. However, Lund said, it's unusual to have a case involving a teen prostituting a fellow teen; most human trafficking cases involve adult men or women contacting teens.

Parker admitted to police that she had created the ad and told them she received "a lot of calls" related to it, according to the complaint. She's free on $50,000 bond.

Hopkins High School's last day of classes is Thursday, but school officials said they acted immediately after learning of the charges. The school has about 1,800 students.

"In responding to this incident, we followed our discipline and safety policy, which includes permanently removing a student from campus," the district said in a statement.

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Post by: Mark on June 07, 2013, 02:01:31 pm

Marijuana decriminalization bill signed into law in Vermont

Vermont has become the latest state to remove criminal penalties for the possession of small quantities of marijuana with legislation signed into law.


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Post by: Kilika on June 07, 2013, 02:08:54 pm
The link doesn't work because of the word filter! It changed the address.

Churchianity strikes again with it's stupid "doctrines of men"!  ::)


cannbis decriminalization bill signed into law in Vermont

http://www.telegram.com/article/20130607/APA/306079870 (http://www.telegram.com/article/20130607/APA/306079870)

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Post by: Mark on June 08, 2013, 06:27:50 am
TV Nudity Is Increasingly Being Rated Acceptable For Kids

A new study from Parents Television Council (PTC) has revealed that shows like ABC's "The Bachelor" are blurring the lines of how much skin is acceptable to show on primetime broadcast TV.
Based on findings from a period between January 1 and April 26 of this year, the PTC concluded “that blurred or pixilated full nudity is increasingly being shown on primetime broadcast television shows, and that almost 70% of this type of nudity is being shown on TV-PG rated programs.”
The PTC concludes that NBC and ABC are the most guilty, with the two networks accounting “for 88% of the full nudity that aired on primetime broadcast television.”
And while it may not be a conscious move by the networks to show more skin on their shows, it's often something that happens slowly over time.
"We have documented in the past that there is a phenomenon called 'ratings creep,' what’s not acceptable to show on TV in previous years eventually becomes acceptable," explains the PTC in their report.
"This data exposes the huge flaw in the TV ratings system: that the TV networks rate their own content and are financially motivated not to give a TV show a higher rating, otherwise advertisers would likely flee," continues the report.
But PTC President Tim Winter has a solution: "The FCC needs to enforce the indecency law – period. And if it doesn’t, then Congress needs to ensure that this happens and that children are protected."

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ptc-report-on-tv-nudity-not-rated-for-kids-2013-6#ixzz2VchbRpe8

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 08, 2013, 01:33:15 pm
TV Nudity Is Increasingly Being Rated Acceptable For Kids

Yeah, I've noticed this too - can't tell you how much skin of people they've shown on the tube in recent years, compared to the 80's and 90's, when these "pro-family" groups were constantly working the referees. Now? They don't so much anymore.

Also - this is how the entertainment industry has put out a lot of subliminal messages to embrace homosexuality - it's not so much females showing skin, but the MALES(at least from what I've noticed) in these entertainment products have done even more so. So ultimately, these have been SUBLIMINAL MESSAGES in doing so, especially when young kids and teens are constantly exposed to this, and potentially get disenthitized.

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Post by: Mark on July 16, 2013, 04:10:44 am
There Are 747,000 Registered Sex Offenders In The United States

America has just about reached a new milestone – we currently have close to three quarters of a million registered sex offenders in this country.  According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, there are 747,408 registered sex offenders in the United States right now.  And those are just the ones that have been caught and convicted.  How many more sickos are running around out there that we don’t even know about?  This isn’t just a problem – this is a national epidemic of unprecedented proportions.  Once upon a time in America, you could let your children run around the neighborhood and play without giving it a second thought.  But now you have to watch your kids like a hawk because there are literally millions of twisted individuals out there that would love to get their hands on them if they could.  We have become a nation that is absolutely obsessed with sex, and it is destroying us.

These days, you don’t have to work for a major news organization to “catch a predator”.  In fact, one father up in Michigan recently caught a 22-year-old man with condoms in his pockets coming over to have sex with his 13-year-old daughter.  Yes, you read that correctly.  Fortunately, the father intervened and captured the young man.  He even took a video of this young man confessing what he had intended to do…


But of course that is far from an isolated incident.  Just check out these statistics about sex offenders in the United States…

-There are 747,408 registered sex offenders in the United States today.

-That number has risen by 23.2 percent just since 2006.

-There are 106,216 registered sex offenders in the state of California alone.

-Close to nine out of every 10 sex crimes are committed by individuals that do not have any record of ever committing a sex crime before.

-18 percent of all women in the United States say that they have been raped at some point in their lives.

-More than 50 percent of all rapes take place within one mile of the home.

-43 percent of all rapes take place between 6 PM and midnight.

-Teens that are in the 16 to 19 year old age bracket are 3 1/2 times more likely than the general population “to be the victims of ****, attempted **** or sexual assault.”

-60 percent of male sex abuse victims and 80 percent of female sex abuse victims “are abused by someone known to the child or the child’s family.”

-Approximately 20 percent of all child sexual abuse victims in the United States are under the age of 8.

-It is estimated that one out of every four girls will be sexually abused before they become adults.

Unfortunately, most of the time we never even hear about what is happening in the dark corners of America.  When someone does shine a light on the filth once in a while, it can be absolutely shocking…

    Texas authorities said Tuesday they removed 11 children from a crowded home where a registered sex offender lives after they found eight confined in a small, dark bedroom with restraints tying some to their beds.

    Along with the children, 10 adults were living in the one-story, 1,700-square-foot home in Dayton, about 30 miles northeast of Houston, Child Protective Services spokeswoman Gwen Carter said. One month after a raid on the house, authorities are still trying to determine how the children are related and why they were there, she said.

Is there any punishment that is too harsh for those that would treat children like that?

Unfortunately, this kind of thing is becoming increasingly common.

People seem to be getting sicker and more twisted with each passing year.

So why is all of this happening?

Well, a major factor is what we have been feeding into our minds…

-An astounding 30 percent of all Internet traffic now goes to adult websites.

-70 percent of all men in the 18 to 24 year old age bracket visit at least one adult website each month.

-The average high school boy spends two hours on adult websites every single week.

-Law enforcement officials estimate that about 600,000 Americans and about 65,000 Canadians are trading dirty child pictures online.

-It has been estimated that 89 percent of all pornography is produced in the United States.

When we put garbage in, we get garbage out.

In this kind of moral environment, some men will actually jump into septic tanks full of human excrement and wait there hoping to get a glimpse of something…

    Peeping Toms are always creepy in that they covertly observe victims against their will and without their knowledge. But these antics become ever more troubling when certain voyeurs take extraordinary actions to engage in and fulfill their twisted and secretive conquests. Take, for instance, the allegations against Kenneth Webster Enlow, 52, a purported peeping Tom who reportedly hid inside a septic tank and stared up at women from beneath public toilets.

    Yes, you read that correctly. After being discovered underneath a public restroom, Enlow has been charged with a peeping Tom complaint. He was caught in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, after a woman took her 7-year-old daughter to the bathroom at a local park.

    When the got inside the bathroom, the mother and daughter duo were in for a surprise. Enlow was allegedly staring up at them from inside the toilet.

Is this the way that we want to live?

Oh, but if you even mention words like “morality” and “purity” people look at you like you are crazy.

We have more than 747,000 registered sex offenders running around in this country, but we are told that there is nothing wrong with the moral compass of the American people.

So what do you think?

What do you believe the solution to this problem is?

Please feel free to share your opinion by posting a comment below…

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Post by: Mark on July 16, 2013, 08:51:20 am
City Council To Address Nudity Claim At Local ‘Breastaurant’

Officials in the city of Lewisville could soon change an ordinance to better define what constitutes nudity.
The issue came up after someone complained about what waitresses were wearing, or not wearing, at one restaurant.
A patron called Lewisville police after what they claim happened during a stop at the restaurant and bar called Redneck Heaven. When officers went to the establishment to investigate they found female waitresses serving customers with only body paint and pasties covering their breasts.
There were no charges filed or arrests made, because the wait staff had broken no law.

REST+vid: http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/07/15/city-council-to-address-nudity-claim-at-local-breastaurant/

Romans 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 16, 2013, 11:28:57 am
Lewisville is right in my backyard. It's actually a rather big city to get around.

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Post by: tennis shoe on July 17, 2013, 01:28:10 pm
By Ezra Levant on July 13, 2013


Benjamin Levin, (pic above) Ontario’s former deputy minister of education, has been charged with seven counts of child exploitation, including child pornography.

He hasn’t just been charged with possessing images of children being sexually abused.

He’s been charged with arranging for sexual offences against a child, making child **** and distributing it to others.

Levin’s bail conditions include a ban on him using the Internet except at work — he’s a professor at the University of Toronto.

And he’s not allowed to use a cellphone that connects to the Internet or has a camera in it.

There are tens of thousands of civil servants in Ontario and, as a matter of statistical probability, a number will be charged with crimes every year.

But this is different.

The charge of making child pornography is the gravest immorality, perhaps second only to murder. This isn’t a shoplifting offence.

And the second factor is what Levin does. At U of T, he teaches teachers how to teach kids. And what he did.

He was deputy minister during the development of the proposed, hyper-sexualized curriculum for Ontario grade schools. Those sex lessons will start in Grade 1 — when children are barely toilet trained.

That’s relevant. Put it another way: If a deputy finance minister were charged with drunk driving, that would be awful. But if he were charged with fraud or money laundering, the charge wouldn’t just go to his personal conduct. It would raise questions about his professional work, his public policy.

Did he colour his official duties in line with his criminal mind? Did he order officials to ignore certain problems, did he weaken enforcement of white-collar crime?

Everything done at work by that deputy finance minister would rightly be questioned. All of his decisions, all of his public acts would be questioned. All his policy memos, all his e-mails would be scrutinized.

Charges of arranging for sexual offences against a child, of being a predator, are horrific in their own right. But how much darker is it that Levin had a hand in drafting the graphic sex lessons for young children?

In our legal system, Levin is innocent until proven guilty. But what about our political system?

We must also ask if changing the Ontario curriculum to bring sex lessons to children of tender years was coloured by Levin’s alleged proclivities.

The sex lessons developed when he was deputy minister, include teaching Grade 1 kids — six-year-old girls and boys — detailed sexual anatomy and vocabulary.

Eight-year-olds are taught homosexuality — not just its existence, but its legitimacy as a sexual alternative.

The new curriculum is clear on this. A wide range of sexual preferences are to be taught in an encouraging way, and any resistance — be it religious, cultural or just a child’s squeamishness with such adult subjects — is to be reformed and corrected by teachers.

More specific and graphic here:

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 01, 2013, 10:42:10 am
Teacher 'popped painkillers, smoked pot and drank alcohol with high school student until they both passed out'

By Paul Thompson

PUBLISHED: 15:35 EST, 5 February 2013  | UPDATED: 15:35 EST, 5 February 2013

A high school teacher took drugs and drank alcohol with a teen student until they both passed out, according to police.

Elizabeth Hatzidakis, 33, is alleged to have taken prescription painkillers, smoked marijuana and drank alcohol with a 17-year-old from her school.

Police said they had both consumed so much they passed out on a sofa at her home in Port St Lucie, Florida.

Hatzidakis was arrested after the teen's father went to the police and admitted the teacher had bought drugs from her son.

The teen later told police he had been supplying 'Mz Hatz' with drugs since June.

Hatzidakis was arrested at St Lucie Centennial High School on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

When investigators went to her home they found a small amount of Oxycodone in her purse, a small amount of marijuana, a 'bong' and other items of drug paraphernalia.

She faced further charges of possession of a controlled substance. Hatzidakis was released on $19,000 bond.

Her arrest stunned neighbors in Port St Lucie.


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Post by: Mark on August 02, 2013, 06:20:26 am
Warning to parents: ‘These are not the cartoons you grew up with’

The Parents Television Council has issued an urgent warning to parents and advertisers concerning the explicit content of an animated programming block that just launched. - See

“Just when you think network standards couldn’t get any lower, they do,” begins PTC’s online alert about a new animated programming block on the FOX television network that debuted last Saturday. It is the latest attempt by FOX to enter the late night fray similar to the Cartoon Network's "Adult Swim" programming block.

While the shows may appear innocent, Dan Isett, director of public policy for the Parents Television Council (PTC), warns they are ultra-violent, sexually explicit, and profanity-laden cartoons. .

“There’s an entire section of this thing that’s all about ‘sexting’ – the taking of [explicit] photographic images of young men and distributing them through the whole school,” he tells OneNewsNow. “There’s references to group sex and all sorts of things that I frankly can’t describe very well.”

According to Isett, FOX has quietly built an audience for the programming via the Internet by showing explicit animations on the program's website – which has no parental controls. “Any eight-year-old could simply click and watch selections from a collection of three-minute cartoons that are more explicit than anything we’ve seen on broadcast television to-date,” says PTC. -

Examples of X-rated animations that FOX has already made available online – and eventually may air on broadcast television – include ****, anatomically correct characters; dead, decomposing corpses that are disrobed; lesbianism; and fondling of women.

“The really key thing for parents to understand is that this is not the cartoons that you grew up with,” Isett urges. “[And] to not trust FOX in this instance, because they’ve taken things that sort of look like classic cartoon fare and turned it into something really raunchy and offensive and damaging to your children.”

PTC urges parents and grandparents to call their local Fox affiliates and ask that this programming block be preempted in their community. -

See more at: http://www.onenewsnow.com/media/2013/07/31/warning-to-parents-‘these-are-not-the-cartoons-you-grew-up-with’#sthash.T0zdo2lc.dpuf

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 02, 2013, 07:49:36 am
Haven't watched cartoons in a long time, but nonetheless Wow...guess we shouldn't be surprised, but nonetheless...

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Post by: Kilika on August 02, 2013, 04:10:20 pm
I agree some of those kinds of cartoons are extremely carnal, but that article is a bit disingenuous with their warning. They make it sound like it's a kids cartoon. It's not. Those type animated shows are for adults. But it's always about parents raising their children, so regardless of the tv show, the parents need to oversee what their kids even access online or on a tv.

The problem is that churchianity keeps meddling in the world, trying to tell the carnal, unbelieving world how they should act, when the world could care less what churchianity has to say. That's exactly why the world has all that carnal, lewd stuff they do. They don't believe in living like a Christian. But then churchianity thinks by it's own actions and protesting of tv shows, they will save somebodies soul. Ain't going to happen, and the world will not change their ways till Jesus deals with them, in His time.

12  Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?
13  But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.
14  Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
15  Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.
16  And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?
Matthew 15:12-16 (KJB)

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Post by: Mark on August 14, 2013, 12:41:29 pm
See if you can spot the hypocrisy in this story

Giant Restaurant Chain Posts Glenn Beck’s Anti-Bob Filner Sign at Its Four San Diego Locations



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Post by: Kilika on August 14, 2013, 03:01:31 pm
I think that somebody has misapplied a fact of life; you can't get the tasty parts of a stew without stirring the pot!

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Post by: Mark on August 15, 2013, 11:56:07 am
Cops dealing Doritos at post-legalization Hempfest

A few things will be different at this year's Hempfest, the 22-year-old summer "protestival" on Seattle's waterfront where tens of thousands of revelers gather to use dope openly, listen to music and gaze at the Olympic Mountains in the distance.

The haze of pot smoke might smell a little more like victory, after Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize marijuana use by adults over 21. Having won at the state level, speakers will concentrate on the reform of federal marijuana laws.

Oh, and the Seattle police - who have long turned a lenient eye on Hempfest tokers - don't plan to be writing tickets or making arrests. They'll be busy handing out Doritos.

"I think it's going to be a lot of fun," said Sgt. Sean Whitcomb, department spokesman and junk-food-dispenser-in-chief. "It's meant to be ironic. The idea of police passing out Doritos at a festival that celebrates pot, we're sure, is going to generate some buzz."

The idea isn't just to satisfy some munchies. The department has affixed labels to 1,000 bags of Doritos urging people to check out a question-and-answer post on its website, titled "Marijwhatnow? A Guide to Legal Marijuana Use In Seattle." It explains some of the nuances of Washington's law: that adults can possess up to an ounce but can't sell it or give it away, that driving under the influence of pot is illegal, and that - festivals aside - public use is illegal.

Organizers are expecting as many as 85,000 people each day of the three-day event, which begins Friday and is the first Hempfest since voters passed Initiative 502 last fall.

The vote legalized possession of marijuana and set up a system of state-licensed marijuana growers, processors and stores to sell taxed and regulated weed. Officials are still writing rules for the new pot industry, with sales scheduled to begin next year.

Hempfest executive director Vivian McPeak said that despite the state-level legalization, work remains as long as pot is illegal under federal law. The event is free, but McPeak is asking attendees to contribute $10 to offset the $800,000 cost of Hempfest so it can continue next year.

"It's going to be the most interesting Hempfest we've ever had because it's going to be part victory celebration," McPeak said. "That said, we feel it's very important to remind everyone that as long as it's still a Schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Substances Act, it's not legal anywhere. The job's not done yet."

The event will feature 117 musical acts on six stages and more than 100 speakers, not to mention 400 vendors offering informational pamphlets, colorful glass bongs, food and art.

McPeak said that to encourage the responsible use of pot, Hempfest this year will be handing out cards with marijuana "gut checks" prepared by Roger Roffman, a University of Washington School of Social Work professor and marijuana dependence expert. The cards note that while marijuana is used safely by many people, it can cause short-term memory loss, affect your ability to drive and cause dependence.

"We hope people will take it more seriously coming from us than from a traditional messenger," McPeak said.

And although police won't be ticketing people for smoking in public, officers will be ensuring public safety and keeping a close eye out for intoxicated drivers leaving the event, Whitcomb said.

Brett Laoruangroch is hoping to use Hempfest to promote his fledgling business, Prohibition Brands, by rolling a joint of at least 2 pounds - an effort Hempfest's organizers have frowned upon as not compliant with Initiative 502. Prohibition Brands hopes to obtain a marijuana processing license under the state's new law.

"This is a big moment for me," he said. As a pot smoker, "You kind of get an image that's cast upon you in a negative way. For a lot of people, this is a you-don't-have-to-hide-in-the-shadows-any-more kind of thing. You can be out in the open."


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Post by: Mark on August 16, 2013, 02:46:00 pm
New Jersey Gov. Christie conditionally vetoes kids medical marijuana bill

Gov. Chris Christie has agreed to give chronically ill children easier access to medical marijuana.

However, the governor conditionally vetoed a bill on the issue because it goes further than he was willing to go.

"As I have repeatedly noted, I believe that parents, and not government regulators, are best suited to decide how to care for their children," Christie said in a statement. "Protection of our children remains my utmost concern, and my heart goes out to those children and their families who are suffering with serious illnesses. Today, I am making commonsense recommendations to this legislation to ensure sick children receive the treatment their parents prefer, while maintaining appropriate safeguards. I am calling on the Legislature to reconvene quickly and address these issues so that children in need can get the treatment they need."

Christie agreed to allow production of ingestible forms of pot at state-approved dispensaries and to allow dispensaries to grow more than three strains of the drug.

But he wants to leave a requirement that a psychiatrist and pediatrician sign off before children are allowed medical marijuana.

They would still need a third doctor's recommendation if one of the others is not registered in the program.

The bill was being pushed by parents of children with severe seizure disorders who say that children elsewhere have benefited from certain strains of marijuana.

It now goes back to the state Legislature.


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Post by: Kilika on August 16, 2013, 03:18:51 pm
But he wants to leave a requirement that a psychiatrist and pediatrician sign off before children are allowed medical ****.

They would still need a third doctor's recommendation if one of the others is not registered in the program.


Thought you said, "As I have repeatedly noted, I believe that parents, and not government regulators, are best suited to decide how to care for their children,"

Oh, wait, you did say that!  ::)

What this is all boiling down to, as I suspected it would, is the state literally stealing an industry from the public, and handing it over to select "officially-recognized" organizations and "experts", with the government taking their massive cut off the top via outrageously high tax rates on commercial operations and dispensaries, while severely and unrealistically restricting individuals, because if individuals could actually grow their own, then there would be no market for dispensary tax revenue!

Just take a look at the tax rates states are proposing or are charging "authorized" commercial growers and dispensaries. As high as 50% at the wholesale level!

Outright theft I'm tellin' ya!

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 28, 2013, 10:36:45 am
After the pro-gay lobby get their "rights", pretty soon these types will be demanding their "rights" as well...

Former Mont. teacher gets 30 days for student ****

District Judge G. Todd Baugh sentenced Stacey Dean Rambold to 15 years in prison for sexual intercourse without consent, with all but 31 days suspended.

BILLINGS, Mont. — A former Billings Senior High School teacher who pleaded guilty to raping a 14-year-old student who later killed herself has been sentenced to 30 days in jail by a judge who said the victim was "older than her chronological age" and "as much in control of the situation" as the teacher.

Teacher who raped suicidal teen gets just 30 days in jail

District Judge G. Todd Baugh sentenced Stacey Dean Rambold to 15 years in prison for sexual intercourse without consent, with all but 31 days suspended. He gave Rambold credit for one day already served, The Billings Gazette reported.

The girl's mother repeatedly screamed, "You people suck!" and stormed out of the courtroom Monday.

Rambold, now 54, was charged in October 2008 with three counts of sexual intercourse without consent alleging that he had an ongoing sexual relationship with Cherice Morales, starting the previous year when she was 14.

Morales took her own life in February 2010 while the case was pending.

In July 2010, Rambold entered a three-year deferred prosecution agreement with prosecutors that said the charges would be dismissed if Rambold completed a sex offender treatment program and met other conditions, including having no contact with children. He also admitted to one **** charge.

The case was revived last December when prosecutors learned Rambold had been terminated from the sex offender treatment program.

Treatment provider Michael Sullivan said Rambold started missing meetings in August 2012, but Sullivan said he met with Rambold and he appeared to be back on track with his treatment.

Rambold was terminated from the program in November when it was learned that he had been having unsupervised visits with minors, who were family members, and did not inform counselors that he had been having sexual relations with a woman.

Defense attorney Jay Lansing said Rambold has since continued his treatment with a different program and an evaluation found him at low risk to re-offend.

Baugh said he was not convinced that the reasons for Rambold's termination from treatment were serious enough to warrant the 10-year prison term prosecutors recommended.

The judge said he listened to statements given by Morales before her death and believed that while she was a troubled youth, she was "as much in control of the situation" as Rambold and was "older than her chronological age."

Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he would not appeal the judge's sentence.

"We respect the court's sentencing decision. We obviously disagree with it, based on the recommendations my attorneys made, but it appears to be legally permissible," he said.

Asked about Baugh's reasoning that a 14-year-old girl below the state's age of consent had an equal share of control of the relationship, Twito declined to answer directly.

"The judge's reasons are his reasons and his reasons alone. He has broad authority under state law, given the proper criteria," Twito said.

The case resulted in a $91,000 wrongful death settlement between the school district and Morales' family.

Rambold reached a confidential settlement with the girl's family.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 28, 2013, 10:37:44 am
^^ It seems like in our present day, EVERYTHING in our justice system has been compromised - not only the judges, but also the prosecuting DAs et al.

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Post by: Mark on September 01, 2013, 05:05:35 am
U.S. School Teachers Across Nation Now Moonlighting As
Call Girls (‘Sugar Babies’)


Brandon Wade, the website’s founder and CEO, said the average public school teacher registered on the site is between the ages of 28- and 33-years-old, and asks for approximately $3,000 a month in financial assistance from her sugar daddy. “You can’t expect a teacher to accept less pay for more work than their peers, and then reach into their pockets to fund your child’s classroom,” Wade said in a statement. “But that’s what’s happening. If those are the expectations and pressures we are putting on our teachers in America, than they can’t possibly be judged for whatever extracurricular activities they choose to pursue to stay afloat.”


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Post by: Mark on September 01, 2013, 05:52:12 am
Cannabis-laced 'Nugtella' hits the market
'Medical-marijuana hazelnut spread ... made from hash oil by patients for patients'

(The Local) Known around the world as “The original hazelnut spread”, Italian brand Nutella has a new competitor on the market which offers an extra high.
California-based Organicares has come up with Nugtella, described by the company as a “medical marijuana hazelnut spread”.
Using cannabis for medical reasons is legal in the US state, prompting Organicares to create its new product “made from hash oil by patients for patients”.
Read the full story › http://www.thelocal.it/20130822/cannabis-laced-nugtella-hits-the-market

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 01, 2013, 10:42:12 am
U.S. School Teachers Across Nation Now Moonlighting As
Call Girls (‘Sugar Babies’)


Brandon Wade, the website’s founder and CEO, said the average public school teacher registered on the site is between the ages of 28- and 33-years-old, and asks for approximately $3,000 a month in financial assistance from her sugar daddy. “You can’t expect a teacher to accept less pay for more work than their peers, and then reach into their pockets to fund your child’s classroom,” Wade said in a statement. “But that’s what’s happening. If those are the expectations and pressures we are putting on our teachers in America, than they can’t possibly be judged for whatever extracurricular activities they choose to pursue to stay afloat.”


Oddly, this is something I've seen in tv shows and movies during the 1980's and 90's(when I was unsaved), during a time when this was not tolerated. Pretty much, the way these sitcoms, for example, would portray it, they would do so sympathetically.

Yet more predictive programming.

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Post by: Mark on September 03, 2013, 06:24:37 am
Synthetic pot 'Spice' puts dozens in ER
'Predominant thing we see is patients completely out of control'

Health officials are continuing to see people being hospitalized with a bad reaction after taking “Spice.”
Police believe a bad batch of Spice is making its way around the Denver metro area and was responsible for sending dozens to the hospital last week. Just over the weekend at least another six people experienced a dangerous reaction to the drug.
“Spice,” “K2″ or “Black Mamba” are the names of a drug that is a form of synthetic marijuana. The drug is distributed in little packets. It can be 800 times more potent than THC the chemical in marijuana that makes you high.
Police believe that a bad batch of the synthetic drug is being spread around and has left more than 60 people in area emergency rooms. Several of those are on life support.
Read the full story › http://denver.cbslocal.com/2013/09/01/bad-spice-continues-to-be-problem-in-the-denver-metro-area/

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 03, 2013, 11:11:12 am
So much for this "war on drugs" that started in the 1980's - probably the biggest "war" hoax ever, even more so than the "war on terror".

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Post by: Mark on September 05, 2013, 12:18:48 pm
Mexico City considers creating *pot* smoking 'clubs'
Mexico City council is considering the legalisation of cannabis plants and the creation of private *pot* smoking "clubs".

The capital hosted a three-day forum on drug policy amid a growing debate in Latin America over the course of the region's deadly struggle against trafficking, with President Enrique Pena Nieto taking a stance against legalisation.

Esthela Damian, a councilman of the city's ruling Democratic Revolution Party (PRD), said AFP the proposals on the table include allowing the cultivation of three cannabis plants per person, as well as a system of co-operatives or "non-profit private clubs."

The US states of Washington and Colorado voted to legalise the recreational use of *pot* last year, a move that shocked the Mexican government as it faces cartel violence that has left more than 70,000 people dead in the past seven years.

Former President Vicente Fox, who was in office from 2000 to 2006, has come out in favour of legalising *pot* as a solution to the violence.

Mr Pena Nieto has vowed to tweak the security policy of his predecessor, Felipe Calderon, but he has kept troops on the ground to combat drug trafficking and detains kingpins while voicing opposition to drug legalisation

rest: http://tinyurl.com/kl8d9rm

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Post by: Kilika on September 05, 2013, 02:11:45 pm
Now that the benefits of cannabis is starting to get more press and proof, people are starting to jump on the bandwagon so they can get their cut of the action in the new cannabis industry. Once the feds truly back off, they won't be able to shut it down, because the public is getting much more educated via the internet and not just US televisions stations that have been brainwashing the public for decades with stupid anti-drug messages.

I see it now as getting to the point of society is starting to realize that if this things keeps going the way it is, they better take advantage now before it's too late. But the reality is that governments are starting to take the same attitude in a sense. Their approach is apparently, if you can't beat them, take their market from them, and control the market themselves.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 16, 2013, 09:13:19 pm
Extreme binge drinking among high school seniors holding steady

Binge drinking among high school seniors may have declined slightly, but the rate of extreme bingeing -- people who knock back more than 10 drinks at a time -- has remained steady, a new study shows.

University of Michigan researchers, analyzing data from a nationally representative sample of 12th graders, found that one in 10 high school seniors reported consuming 10 or more drinks in a single bout over the previous two weeks. One in 20 reported they'd consumed 15 or more drinks in a row over the same time period.

“The rate of 1 in 10 is pretty alarming,” said the study’s lead author, Megan Patrick, a research assistant professor at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. “And if we had asked how many times this happened over the past year [instead of the past two weeks] the rates probably would have been higher.”

The study looked at surveys that were collected annually from 2005 to 2011 as part of the ongoing Monitoring the Future study, which began in 1975. While the overall rate of bingeing, defined as five or more drinks in a single bout, dropped four points during that period, the rate of those who drank 10 or more stayed the same.

Patrick and her colleagues decided to look at rates of underage extreme binge drinking to try to explain why, when binge drinking among teens had dropped overall, the rates of visits to the emergency room had not declined.

“Those who are drinking 15 or more are at high risk of needing hospitalization and other kinds of health care use for negative consequences,” Patrick said. “Even though the overall rate is going down, we’re seeing that the most extreme behaviors are not decreasing.”

Factors that increase risk of extreme bingeing include being white, male and living in a rural environment.

Researchers examined data from 16,332 high school seniors across the United States from 2005 to 2011. In 2005, 22 percent of high school seniors reported they had consumed five or more drinks in a single bout during the previous two weeks. That’s compared to 18.1 percent in 2011. In the same time period, the number of those who knocked back 10 or more drinks in a single bout went from 10.5 to 9.6 percent, while those who downed 15 or more drinks in a single bout went from 5.5 percent to 4.4 percent. That might look like a slight decrease in the extreme bingers, but the drop wasn’t statistically significant, Patrick said.

More research on extreme bingeing is needed, wrote Ralph W. Hingson, an epidemiologist at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, in an editorial accompanying the article. This kind of drinking in teens dramatically increases the risk of serious injury and overdose, he wrote.

Consuming 15 or more drinks during a four hour period on an empty stomach can lead to blood alcohol levels well above 0.30 percent in a male, Hingson noted. For someone under age 21, a blood alcohol level of 0.15 can lead to devastating consequences, studies have shown.

“For drivers aged 16 to 20 years at that BAL, the increased risk of a fatal crash approached 500 times that for a sober, same-aged driver,” Hingson wrote.

While not common, “kids do die from alcohol poisoning,” said Dr. John Walkup, director of the division of child and adolescent psychiatry at NY-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. 

Further, “it’s known that the earlier you start drinking, the greater the risk for addiction,” Walkup said. “Also, those who can tolerate large quantities of alcohol are the most vulnerable to becoming addicted.”

The best defense against teen binge drinking is parental supervision, Walkup said.

“Parents are the anti-drug,” he added. “The data are pretty good that parents who supervise their children can reduce substance abuse. You’ve seen the public service announcements showing a parent asking, ‘Where are you going? Who are you going with? What are you going to do?’

“It isn’t necessarily asking the questions that is important, it’s knowing where your kid is and who he’s with.”

The most important thing a parent can do, Walkup said, is to know their kids.

“When I see kids in trouble I ask the parents if their kid is transparent or is he opaque,” Walkup said. “Those with kids in trouble often say they see their kids as opaque and puzzling, while the kids see their parents as clueless and easily fooled. The kids will say ‘They have no idea who I am.’”

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Post by: Mark on September 18, 2013, 06:25:34 am
Public **** not a crime: Swedish court

A man who openly masturbated on a Stockholm beach has been acquitted of sexual assault in court after it was ruled he was not targeting a specific person, with the prosecutor saying it's "okay" to play with yourself in public.

rest: http://www.thelocal.se/50214/20130912/

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 23, 2013, 12:22:04 pm
Are You Ready For Public School ****

To say that the state of education in the United States is poor would be an understatement. Our public education system resembles something being flushed down a toilet, spinning inexorably downward thanks in large part to our leader who choose to change everything but the things that matter. Our latest example of this is the Common Core, which is really just a continuation and an expansion of No Child Left Behind. Make no mistake, Common Core is an attempt by the left to do with education what Obamacare is doing to healthcare.

We’ve already seen more than a few horror stories developing from the current implementation of the monstrous national education system, and we’re bound to see a lot more of them in the future.

Maybe some like this one from out in Arizona.

Parents of 10th graders at Buena High School in Sierra Vista, Arizona were surprised to learn about the content of a book that was prescribed for the entire sophomore class. “Dreaming in Cuban” by Cristina Garcia was assigned as mandatory reading to this year’s class as part of the Common Core approved and recommended materials for teaching English Language Arts to 10th graders. Not only are the students being forced to read this adult material, they are actually reading it together, out loud, in class. Here is just a sample of what they are “enjoying.” (Careful – this next section is not suitable for all ages.)

“Hugo and Felicia stripped in their room, dissolving easily into one another, and made love against the whitewashed walls. Hugo bit Felicia’s breast and left purplish bands of bruises on her upper thighs. He knelt before her in the tub and massaged black Spanish soap between her legs. He entered her repeatedly from behind.”

The story continues…

“Felicia learned what pleased him. She tied his arms above his head with their underclothing and slapped him sharply when he asked. “‘You’re my ****,’” Hugo said, groaning. “In the morning he left, promising to return in the summer.”

Dreaming-in-Cuban-pagesWhile that may be acceptable reading in certain homes across our nation, I would presume that there are likely millions of parents who would be extremely upset at learning that this was the material being used to teach our children. The problem is that many parents will have no recourse if they keep their children in the public school system, because in the eyes of the government and the school – this teacher has done nothing wrong by selecting this pornographic material for her children. It was approved and recommended at the highest levels. Perhaps the school will discontinue its use, but what if the teacher chooses another similarly scandalous text?

This is just a glimpse of what’s to come in public education, with the proliferation of technology and the internet our children will be introduced to much more questionable material without our knowledge or consent. Parents, you must stay mindful of what transpires in your child’s classroom. The public school system does not share our values, morals or purpose.

Read more at http://eaglerising.com/1757/ready-public-school-****/#iiOixH7o6oDhTjm7.99

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 23, 2013, 10:06:19 pm
Wild fast food fight after high school football game

It's no secret that football in Texas is a way of life.

A defeat to a high school rival can be just as painful as the Dallas Cowboys losing to the New York Giants.

Two San Antonio-area high school teams met on the field Saturday night, with Brandeis beating O'Connor 12-10 on a last-second field goal.

It's an unwritten tradition in Texas for fans to head to the popular fast food restaurant, Whataburger, following a football game.

But, in this case, when students from both rival schools met there, it got ugly quickly as burgers and fries went flying in the air in a wild food fight.

No word on whether anyone was seriously injured, but Whataburger released a statement following the incident.

"Whataburger shares an enthusiasm for Texas football with our customers, but clearly the rivalry between select students from these two high schools got out of hand, resulting in a 30-second food fight that required our team to close the dining area for 30 minutes to clean up the mess left behind."

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Post by: Kilika on September 24, 2013, 04:11:32 am
30 second food fight? That's not a fight, that's a skirmish!  ;D

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Post by: Mark on September 26, 2013, 11:41:31 am
First cases of flesh-eating drug Krokodil surface in US

Krokodil, a flesh-eating drug which first surfaced in Russia more than a decade ago, has reportedly been found in the United States.

Similar to morphine or heroin, krokodil is made by mixing codeine with substances like gasoline, paint thinner, oil or alcohol. That mixture is then injected into a vein, potentially causing an addict's skin to turn greenish, scaly and eventually rot away.

Dr. Frank LoVecchio, co-medical director at Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center in Arizona, told CBS5 that the first two cases of people using the drug have been reported in the state. He declined to comment on the patients' conditions.

"As far as I know, these are the first cases in the United States that are reported," LoVecchio said, adding that the cases are believed to be linked. "So we're extremely frightened."

Users of krokodil — or desomorphine — had previously only been found in large numbers in Russia, where 65 million doses of the opiate were seized during the first three months of 2011, Russia's Federal Drug Control Service told Time.

"This is really frightening," Dr. Aaron Skolnik, a toxicologist at Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center told MyFoxPhoenix.com. "This is something we hoped would never make it to the U.S. because it's so detrimental to the people who use it."

To produce the potentially deadly drug, which has a comparable effect to heroin but is much cheaper to make, users mix codeine with gasoline, paint thinner, iodine, hydrochloric acid and red phosphorous. Codeine, a controlled substance in the United States used to treat mild to moderate pain, is widely available over the counter in Russia.

In 2010, up to a million people, according to various estimates, were injecting the resulting substance into their veins in Russia, thus far the only country worldwide to see it grow into an epidemic, Time reports.

The drug's sinister moniker — also known as crocodile — refers to the greenish and scaly appearance of a user's skin at the site of injection as blood vessels rupture and cause surrounding tissues to die. According to reports, the drug first appeared in Siberia and parts of Russia around 2002, but has spread throughout the country in recent years.

Officials at the Washington-based National Institute on Drug Abuse told FoxNews.com in 2011 that they had not heard of the drug prior to an inquiry by FoxNews.com.

Dr. Ellen Marmur, chief of dermatological and cosmetic surgery at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, told FoxNews.com in 2011 she had never seen any cases involving krokodil, but said it reminded her of "skin popping," or when intravenous drug users inject a substance directly into their skin due to damaged veins.

"This looks to me a lot like skin popping, what drug users used to do back in the day with heroin and other drugs," Marmur said. "It just kills the skin, that's what you're seeing, big dead pieces of skin."

Those large pieces of dead skin are referred to as eschars, Marmur said, leaving the user prone to infection, amputation and other complications.

Marmur said at the time that she was concerned the drug could eventually make its way into the United States.

"It's horrible," she continued. "These people are the ultimate in self-destructive drug addiction. Once you're an addict at this level, any rational thinking doesn't apply."

Dr. Lewis Nelson, a medical toxicologist at Bellevue Hospital Center in New York, also said in 2011 that he doubted krokodil would reach the United States due to the availability of other cheap, powerful drugs such as black tar heroin and Oxycontin.

"It's not going to become a club drug, I can guarantee you that," he said.


Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 26, 2013, 11:51:59 am
These Big Pharma drugs are just getting worse, and worse, and worse...

2Tim_3:13  But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Mark on September 27, 2013, 07:30:16 am
These Big Pharma drugs are just getting worse, and worse, and worse...

2Tim_3:13  But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

i dont think Krokodil is a big pharma drug...

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Kilika on September 27, 2013, 01:41:30 pm
It's not. It's a street drug mixture that uses Big Pharma codeine and several other things.

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Mark on October 07, 2013, 12:49:02 pm
U.S. School Teachers Across Nation Now Moonlighting As
Call Girls (‘Sugar Babies’)


Brandon Wade, the website’s founder and CEO, said the average public school teacher registered on the site is between the ages of 28- and 33-years-old, and asks for approximately $3,000 a month in financial assistance from her sugar daddy. “You can’t expect a teacher to accept less pay for more work than their peers, and then reach into their pockets to fund your child’s classroom,” Wade said in a statement. “But that’s what’s happening. If those are the expectations and pressures we are putting on our teachers in America, than they can’t possibly be judged for whatever extracurricular activities they choose to pursue to stay afloat.”


‘Sugar Daddy’ Dating Sites Say Government Shutdown A Huge Boost To Sign-Ups

An online dating website which bills itself as “The World’s Largest Sugar Daddy Dating Website” says it has recorded a 50 percent jump in average daily sign-ups since the start of the government shutdown.
SeekingArrangement.com claims its traffic has seen a dramatic rise in people seeking “sugar daddy’s,” which Merriam-Webster defines as: “A well-to-do usually older man who supports or spends lavishly on a mistress, girlfriend, or boyfriend.”
Similarly, WhatsYourPrice.com – which allows first-dates to the highest bidder – has reported a similar massive increase in daily signups since last Sunday despite the fall typically being a slow time of year for such financial matching websites.
“We usually have a lull in September and October,” Seeking Arrangement’s public relations manager Jennifer Gwynn told NPR. “For us to peak at the end of the month in September, and this week in general, it makes no sense for us to have a growth like this.”
Loss of funds and a quick-fix for cash from the federal government shutdown are being attributed as factors for the websites’ current success. Seeking Arrangement’s website says it always free for “Sugar Babies,” and says the site is for matchmaking between “successful and wealthy benefactors, and attractive guys and girls.”

“Half of the new members are single moms, so we’re thinking that it’s tied directly to the government shutdown, since programs like WIC (the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children), that help more than 9 million moms, have been stalled. It would make no sense for growth otherwise.”
Users of WhatsYourPrice.com have the possibility of earning an average of $80 for accepting a date with the highest bidder.
Seeking Arrangment noted another tie to the government shutdown: the worldwide website only saw a membership spike in the U.S. since last Sunday, and difficult economic times commonly encourage traffic to such dating websites.
“Since the recession the site has experienced tremendous growth, tripling its membership base to over 2 million members since 2008,” Gwynn told NPR.
The federal government shutdown continues into its second week, with Democrat and Republican lawmakers still in disagreement as the country continues toward an Oct. 17 deadline to raise the debt ceiling or face a first-ever default on financial obligations.


Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Mark on October 11, 2013, 01:15:27 pm
Texas 8th Graders Found With New Form of Powerful Meth

Authorities are conducting a drug probe at a Texas City Middle School after a group of eighth-grade girls was caught with a powerful form of liquid methamphetamines. According to Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset,  the drugs were in liquid form and delivered on a type of stamp. Trouchesset said police have not seen the drug in this form and it is so potent that it can be absorbed through the skin simply by touching the stamp.
Authorities said that Tuesday afternoon six girls at Blocker Middle School began acting strangely and were acting zombie-like and somewhat delirious. District officials contacted their parents who took them all to the hospital. They have since been suspended from school.
One parent at the school said, “they’re not all bad girls. I mean one of them I've known for quite some time. I mean I would have never expected it. She didn't seem like a bad girl. She’s always been very sweet, very respectable, very involved in sports.”
Trochesset said the drugs came from "outside the country." Authorities' main objective is to determine who gave the drugs to the girls.


Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Kilika on October 11, 2013, 02:13:31 pm
Trochesset said the drugs came from "outside the country." Authorities' main objective is to determine who gave the drugs to the girls.

You mean it came across the border illegally, or at least that's what you want the public to think.

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Mark on October 22, 2013, 12:38:13 pm

Uruguay official: legal pot for $1 per gram

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's drug czar says the country plans to sell legal marijuana for $1 per gram, though he's given higher figures in the past.
A law already passed in the lower house of Congress and expected to pass in the Senate later this year would make Uruguay the first country in the world to license and enforce rules for the production, distribution and sale of marijuana for adult consumers.
The El Pais newspaper reported Sunday that drug chief Julio Calzada says marijuana sales should start in the second half of 2014 at a price of $1.
He says the idea isn't to make money, but to wrench the market away from illegal dealers. Calzada said in August that the price would be around $2.5 per gram.
Sales are for locals only.

Read more: http://www.myfoxny.com/Story/23746755/uruguay-official-legal-pot-for-1-per-gram#ixzz2iTQ6P0sj

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 02, 2013, 09:19:39 pm

Two Employees Were Caught Having Sex in the Children’s Section of the Library — But They Weren’t Fired. The Whistleblower Was.

An assistant librarian says she was fired after reporting two town employees having sex in the library late last month — and now she plans to file a lawsuit against the New Mexico town.

Jamie Kurz walked in the Estancia Public Library before opening one morning and heard noises emitting from the children’s section of the library, her attorney, Joseph CampBell, told KOB-TV. When she walked over to investigate, Kurz saw two town employees having sexual intercourse, the attorney said.

“Right in the middle of the library, in front of God and everybody,” attorney CampBell told the local news station.

After catching the two in the act, Kurz allegedly contacted the town clerk, Julie Carter, and Mayor Sylvia Chavez. She later wrote the mayor asking for time off to avoid a “hostile work situation,” her attorney said.

Days after Chavez approved her time off, Kurz and Carter both learned they would be terminated, according to CampBell.

“They’re two outsiders, non-locals,” he said. “You know, they stumbled upon and kicked up a hornets nest.”

Mayor Chavez was reportedly unavailable to comment on the matter, according to KOB-TV.

The town’s attorney, Catherine Robinson, however, told KOB-TV the pair was not fired for reporting the sex act, but insisted she could not elaborate more because it was a personnel matter. She added that the two employees were dealt with after Kurz reported the sex act.

According to KOB-TV, one of the accused employees was still at work on Friday.

The mayor claimed in an October 10th letter that Kurz was terminated for not turning in the library keys upon request and failing to meet with her to address claims of a hostile work environment.

Carter has also hired an attorney who also plans to file a lawsuit against the town.

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Mark on November 04, 2013, 10:13:41 am
Gay Sex Pundit Paid $24K To Talk Fisting, Gorilla-Suit Fetishes With Students



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Post by: Mark on November 18, 2013, 07:21:42 pm
What Orgasm Wars reveals about Japan's sexual culture

Meet today's two contestants: Ryou Sawai, a heterosexual Japanese **** star with a '90s boy-band haircut, and Takuya, a gay man who owns a bar called Cholesterol. The challenge: Can Takuya bring Sawai to orgasm against his will within 40 minutes?

rest if you can stomach it: http://theweek.com/article/index/252933/what-orgasm-wars-reveals-about-japans-sexual-culture

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 23, 2013, 08:18:21 pm
High school's star football player 'stabbed 27-year-old gay lover to death outside home'

Tarence Mitchell, 18, has been charged with murder following the stabbing death of Ronald Taylor Jr., 27, in Bloomfield, Conneticut on Thursday night

The pair are said to have been in a sexual relationship for two year

Mitchell told police he was trying to break things off with his lover when they got into a fight

The football star has been described as 'a great kid' who is 'loved by all the town'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2512371/High-school-football-captain-stabbed-27-year-old-gay-lover-death.html#ixzz2lRHKzUMr

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Mark on December 17, 2013, 05:50:17 am
America’s Chief Export: Immorality

Why are Americans so peeved?

Is it Obamacare?

Well, partly—and in a big way. One wonders, in fact, if that sign language interpreter at the Mandela funeral moonlighted as the lead IT consultant for Healthcare.gov.

But it’s much more than just Obamacare. How do we explain America’s red-level economic and socio-political misery index?

Is it rising unemployment or the shrinking economy?

Is it explosive debt and deficits or pervasive government eavesdropping?

Is it the atrophy of individual liberty or an unprecedented trampling of the First, Second, Fourth and nearly every other amendment to the U.S. Constitution?

Finally, is it the systematic assault on natural marriage and family or government sanctioning of mass infanticide?


It’s all of these things and more.

Still, these things are only symptomatic of a far greater problem. There remains a broader explanation, a definitive catalyst, for this, the domestic winter of our discontent—and, as so often happens, a mere 14 words from the Holy Scriptures better elucidates that catalyst than ream upon ream of opinion page copy. The words are these: “When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan” (Prov. 29:2, NIV).  Pro 29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

America groans because the wicked rule.

Indeed, under this president, America’s chief export has become immorality. Sexual deviancy, murder of the unborn, redistribution of wealth and other evils have been sanitized and propagandized as “basic human rights.”

Thus, when this arrogant man stands before the U.N. and decries those nations that refuse to embrace his special brand of pagan relativism, we shouldn’t be surprised if those nations push back.

And so they push back.

To be sure, in addition to triggering our own spike in angst, Obama’s fevered push to “call evil good and good evil” is likewise responsible for America’s snowballing marginalization across the globe.

Under the tragic leadership of this “selfie”-centered narcissist, the United States, while never perfect, now looks less like Reagan’s “shining city on a hill” and more like the biblical **** of Babylon. A nation that once stood alone as the world’s moral guidepost now leads the contemptible charge to infect our privileged planet with its own viral iniquities.

And so the world pushes back.

For instance, there has been, of late, great weeping and gnashing of teeth among mainstream media—and other circles of intolerant “tolerance”—over successful efforts by several foreign governments to stem the tide of LGBT propaganda within their own sovereign borders.

Russia, India, Croatia, Peru, Jamaica and even Australia, for instance, along with other nations, are now moving to inoculate themselves from the fast-metastasizing cancer of sexual relativism.

Having witnessed from afar the poisonous results of such propaganda here in the U.S.—the hyper-sexualization of children, the deconstruction of natural marriage and family, the rampant spread of sexually transmitted diseases, religious persecution and the like—there seems an emerging global recognition that the radical LGBT agenda—a pet cause of Obama’s—is not about securing human rights but, rather, is about promulgating moral wrongs.

The world is finding that forcing others to “tolerate”—indeed, to celebrate—unfettered licentiousness under penalty of law is as harmful to society as is said licentiousness to those who practice it.

The world has looked to America’s moral leadership and found it wanting. The climate under Obama has gotten so bad, in fact, that Russian leader Vladimir Putin feels emboldened to claim for Russia the mantle of world moral leader—a proud distinction hitherto held by the good ol’ USA.

The Daily Mail reports that, in his state of the nation address, “Putin sought to cast Russia as the moral arbiter of the world on Thursday, as he hit out at America’s ‘non-traditional values’ and its influence across the world.”

Russia has barred LGBT and other sexual anarchist propaganda.

“Mr Putin defended his government’s increasingly conservative values,” continued the report, “and decried the ‘review of norms of morality’ in the West and elsewhere.

“‘This destruction of traditional values from above not only entails negative consequences for society, but is also inherently anti-democratic because it is based on an abstract notion and runs counter to the will of the majority of people,’ Mr Putin said, adding there could be no benefit for society for treating ‘good and evil’ equally.”

How sad that the leader of an atheist government, in a country where tens of millions have died under Marxism—another of Obama’s pet causes—could out-Christian our once-Christian nation.

Meanwhile, the tiny nation of Jamaica is among hundreds more that are likewise feeling the squeeze from both the Obama administration and allied LGBT pressure groups. They’re pushing for unrestrained sexual license in that Caribbean state as well.

According to a Jamaican newspaper, The Gleaner, Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, recently spoke at a pro-family conference there. LaBarbera “encouraged Jamaicans to be grounded in their Christian beliefs and not to be lured by other countries in repealing the buggery [sodomy] law.”

“The United States has no business lecturing anybody about sexual morality,” he observed. “America has rampant abortions, rampant promiscuity, and I stand wholeheartedly with Jamaicans and encourage you all to hold to your beliefs.”

“The moral clarity of my kind, pro-family hosts was refreshing, and something we in the United States need to learn from and take heart from,” said LaBarbera upon his return. “I told them, 'The United States government has nothing to teach you about sexual morality, but you have much to teach us!'”

“'We are all watching Jamaica to see what happens,'” he added, “'and I believe if Jamaica can stand up and not bow to the pressure, you can be an example to the world. There is no need to follow anybody.'”

Indeed, there is certainly no need to follow America. Not on this. Fewer nations are buying what we’re selling. They’ve placed an embargo on our chief export.

While America may be lost (though I pray not), it would seem that her traditional values—values still shared by many, if not most, of the American people—are nonetheless gaining momentum abroad.

And that is encouraging.

Now let’s pray those values come full circle.


Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Mark on December 19, 2013, 07:23:32 am
Obamacare add promoting FORNICATION


Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 19, 2013, 09:40:22 am
This is for real??

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Mark on December 19, 2013, 09:43:09 am
This is for real??


Here’s an example of one of The Colorado Consumer Health Initiative and ProgressNow Colorado
Education’s recent pro-Obamacare ads (Image source: doyougotinsurance.com)


Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 20, 2013, 01:47:18 pm

Canada high court strikes down all restrictions on prostitution

By Randall Palmer, Reuters

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada struck down all current restrictions on prostitution on Friday, including bans on brothels and on street solicitation, declaring the laws were unconstitutional because they violated prostitutes' safety.

The sweeping 9-0 decision will take effect in one year, inviting Parliament to try to come up with some other way to regulate the sex trade if it chooses to do so.

Prostitution is technically legal in Canada but most related activities have been illegal, including living off the avails of someone else's prostitution, but the court found that the provisions were overly broad or grossly disproportionate.

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin said many prostitutes "have no meaningful choice" but to "engage in the risky economic activity of prostitution," and that the law should not make such lawful activity more dangerous.

"It makes no difference that the conduct of pimps and johns is the immediate source of the harms suffered by prostitutes," she wrote.

"The impugned laws deprive people engaged in a risky, but legal, activity of the means to protect themselves against those risks."

One current prostitute and two former ones, including a dominatrix, had initiated the challenge to Canada's laws, arguing that sex workers would be safer if they were allowed to screen johns and operate in brothels with bodyguards if they chose.

McLachlin dismissed the federal government's argument that it was prostitution itself, not the laws that govern it, that puts prostitutes at risk.

The safety of prostitutes became a high-profile issue in Canada following the trial and 2007 conviction of serial killer Robert Pickton, who preyed on prostitutes and other women in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside neighborhood.

"A law that prevents street prostitutes from resorting to safe havens...while a suspected serial killer prowls the streets, is a law that has lost sight of its purpose," McLachlin wrote.

Prostitution is legal in much of Europe and Latin America, and brothels are legal in numerous countries including the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland. But questions have begun to be raised, partly because of human trafficking. France's lower house of parliament passed a law this month imposing stiff fines on clients.

"How prostitution is regulated is a matter of great public concern, and few countries leave it entirely unregulated," McLachlin wrote in explaining why she suspended the effect of the judgment for a year.

She said her decision "does not mean that Parliament is precluded from imposing limits on where and how prostitution may be conducted," noting that various provisions were intertwined.

"Greater latitude in one measure - for example, permitting prostitutes to obtain the assistance of security personnel - might impact on the constitutionality of another measure - for example, forbidding the nuisances associated with keeping a bawdy house (brothel)."

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Mark on December 27, 2013, 08:42:11 am
America and the Culture of Vulgarity—No End in Sight

The collapse of the barrier between popular culture and decadence has released a toxic mudslide of vulgarity into the nation’s family rooms—and just about everywhere else. There is almost no remote corner of this culture that is not marked by the toleration of vulgarity, or the outright celebration of depravity.
Lee Siegel has seen this reality, and he doesn’t like it. “When did the culture become so coarse?,” he asks, adding: “It’s a question that quickly gets you branded as either an unsophisticated rube or some angry culture warrior.”
Siegel wants us all to know that he is neither unsophisticated nor a culture warrior. In his recent feature essay in The Wall Street Journal, “America the Vulgar,” Siegel recites his cultural bona fides. As he relates, “I miss a time when there were powerful imprecations instead of mere obscenity—or at least when sexual innuendo, because it was innuendo, served as a delicious release of tension between our private and public lives.”
In other words, Siegel doesn’t mind graphic sexuality and innuendo, but he wants the public culture kept safe for children, and his children in particular. He opens his essay by telling us that his 7-year-old son recently asked, “What’s celebrity sex?” Shortly thereafter, his 3-year-old daughter was found with a less than appropriate photographic image on mom’s smart phone. “And so it went on this typical weekend,” Siegel remembers, even as he adds that the television in the next room was blaring inappropriate language.
At least he understands we have a problem. Our culture is indeed becoming so vulgar that would-be moral outlaws find it increasingly difficult to transgress. How do you shock people in a culture that has seen and heard everything already?
Siegel is right to point to the new technologies of social media as part of the problem:
These days, with every new ripple in the culture transmitted, commented-on, analyzed, mocked, mashed-up and forgotten on countless universal devices every few minutes, everything is available to everyone instantly, every second, no matter how coarse or abrasive. You used to have to find your way to Lou Reed. Now as soon as some pointlessly vulgar song gets recorded, you hear it in a clothing store.
That is one of the key insights of his essay. We have now reached the point that obscene language (or innuendo) is playing in department stores and public venues. The living room has become a locker room.
Siegel’s insights on technology and the vulgarization of the culture are worth careful attention:
Today, our cultural norms are driven in large part by technology, which in turn is often shaped by the lowest impulses in the culture. Behind the Internet’s success in making obscene images commonplace is the dirty little fact that it was the pornography industry that revolutionized the technology of the Internet. Streaming video, technology like Flash, sites that confirm the validity of credit cards were all innovations of the **** business. The Internet and pornography go together like, well, love and marriage. No wonder so much culture seems to aspire to ****’s depersonalization, absolute transparency and intolerance of secrets.
His diagnosis of the problem is almost prophetic; but Siegel’s essay also reveals the deeper dimensions of our cultural crisis. As he concludes his analysis, Siegel disavows any effort to answer vulgarity with either censorship or repression. His reference to repression reveals a great deal.
The idea of sexual repression was given its classic definition by none other than Sigmund Freud. Freud blamed the repression of sexual urges for a host of problems in society and in individual lives. At the same time, he admitted that a certain level of repression was necessary in order to sustain civilization.
Freud’s theories were understood to be an explicit rejection of the Christian understanding of the human person and human sexuality. And, even as he argued for a certain necessary level of sexual repression, the very idea of repression has unleashed a tidal wave of sexual energies into the society. By its very nature, the term repression seems to call for liberation; but even Freud would be scandalized by our vulgar culture, though he contributed in a powerful way to its momentum.
A culture afraid to repress sexuality in any way is a culture headed for destruction.
On one final point, Siegel is unquestionably right. He argues that “when the culture of vulgarity is produced by so many different factors—commercial, economic, social, aesthetic—there is no end in sight.”
That is the sad truth. The culture of vulgarity is now driven by so many sectors of our society that it seems virtually impossible to reverse. Furthermore, it is profitable beyond the wildest dreams of those who peddled vulgarity before the invention of the Internet.
A society that increasingly sees all sexual restraint as repression hardly intends to turn back. Lee Siegel has it right, “there is no end in sight.”


Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Kilika on December 27, 2013, 02:58:23 pm
I've been pondering "image of the beast, that it should both speak, and cause..." for some time, and I keep thinking that the television seems to fit.

Really, it's "evolved" into not tv, but internet, as "Smart TV's" are now being sold with direct internet connection. Basically, people are buying a different style computer to watch in their living rooms when they purchase the new "wide screen" digital tv's. The Smart TV is just a monitor with a basic pc in it that has internet access and browser, all geared toward social media that is designed around ads for products. And they are "conveniently" making available a way to make purchases "with your mobile device".

ALL of that is based on the love of money in the world. Digital social interaction, citizen management, and ultimately, world-wide commerce and banking, all from the comfort of anywhere you have your smart phone or "mobile device".

Now just imagine if the digital system was no longer accessible to you. Your cell/internet account is locked. Banking is frozen because you don't have the proper digital id device, such as your phone or even implant. It's been turned off. Now what? For some it will show their lives are totally dictated by the digital beast system. They have effectively bowed down and are worshiping the beast and his "image".

"Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them." Luke 12:37 (KJB)

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 27, 2013, 03:01:17 pm
I've been pondering "image of the beast, that it should both speak, and cause..." for some time, and I keep thinking that the television seems to fit.

Really, it's "evolved" into not tv, but internet, as "Smart TV's" are now being sold with direct internet connection. Basically, people are buying a different style computer to watch in their living rooms when they purchase the new "wide screen" digital tv's. The Smart TV is just a monitor with a basic pc in it that has internet access and browser, all geared toward social media that is designed around ads for products. And they are "conveniently" making available a way to make purchases "with your mobile device".

ALL of that is based on the love of money in the world. Digital social interaction, citizen management, and ultimately, world-wide commerce and banking, all from the comfort of anywhere you have your smart phone or "mobile device".

Now just imagine if the digital system was no longer accessible to you. Your cell/internet account is locked. Banking is frozen because you don't have the proper digital id device, such as your phone or even implant. It's been turned off. Now what? For some it will show their lives are totally dictated by the digital beast system. They have effectively bowed down and are worshiping the beast and his "image".

"Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them." Luke 12:37 (KJB)

Some very good points here - I have an iPhone, and I will admit that at times EVEN I can get entrenched into it for whatever reasons, which ends up being a big distraction(to say the least)!

Yeah, if it(and the other devices you mention) get cut off from me, I wouldn't mind it at all.

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 27, 2013, 03:19:12 pm
Video: Va. family says p0rn on kid's Nintendo

NBC News   |  December 27, 2013

Virginia family says they found sexual images on their son's new gaming device, a gift they bought for him for Christmas. WAVY's Jason Marks reports.


Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Mark on January 19, 2014, 03:23:38 pm
President Obama, when asked about mar1juana, says 'I don't think it is more dangerous than alcohol' - @NewYorker
read more on newyorker.com  http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/01/27/140127fa_fact_remnick?currentPage=all


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Post by: Kilika on January 20, 2014, 03:37:20 am
'I don't think it is more dangerous than alcohol' - @NewYorker

It isn't. Actually, it's less dangerous. That's a fact.

Alcohol doesn't really occur naturally. You have to make it. Cannabis grows naturally, and is used in it's natural state, no alterations required.

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Mark on February 10, 2014, 04:39:30 pm
19 Statistics About The Drugging Of America That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe

The American people are the most drugged people in the history of the planet.  Illegal drugs get most of the headlines, but the truth is that the number of Americans that are addicted to legal drugs is far greater than the number of Americans that are addicted to illegal drugs.  As you will see below, close to 70 percent of all Americans are currently on at least one prescription drug.  In addition, there are 60 million Americans that “abuse alcohol” and 22 million Americans that use illegal drugs.  What that means is that almost everyone that you meet is going to be on something.  That sounds absolutely crazy but it is true.  We are literally being drugged out of our minds.  In fact, as you will read about below, there are 70 million Americans that are taking “mind-altering drugs” right now.  If it seems like most people cannot think clearly these days, it is because they can’t.  We love our legal drugs and it is getting worse with each passing year.  And considering the fact that big corporations are making tens of billions of dollars peddling their drugs to the rest of us, don’t expect things to change any time soon.  The following are 19 statistics about the drugging of America that are almost too crazy to believe…

#1 An astounding 70 million Americans are taking legal mind-altering drugs right now.

#2 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, doctors wrote more than 250 million prescriptions for antidepressants during 2010.

#3 According to a study conducted by the Mayo Clinic, nearly 70 percent of all Americans are on at least one prescription drug.  An astounding 20 percent of all Americans are on at least five prescription drugs.

#4 Americans spent more than 280 billion dollars on prescription drugs during 2013.

#5 According to the CDC, approximately 9 out of every 10 Americans that are at least 60 years old say that they have taken at least one prescription drug within the last month.

#6 There are 60 million Americans that “abuse alcohol”.

#7 According to the Department of Health and Human Services, 22 million Americans use illegal drugs.

#8 Incredibly, more than 11 percent of all Americans that are 12 years of age or older admit that they have driven home under the influence of alcohol at least once during the past year.

#9 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is an unintentional drug overdose death in the United States every 19 minutes.

#10 In the United States today, prescription painkillers kill more Americans than heroin and **** combined.

#11 According to the CDC, approximately three quarters of a million people a year are rushed to emergency rooms in the United States because of adverse reactions to pharmaceutical drugs.

#12 According to Alternet, “11 of the 12 new-to-market drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration were priced above $100,000 per-patient per-year” in 2012.

#13 The percentage of women taking antidepressants in America is higher than in any other country in the world.

#14 Many of these antidepressants contain warnings that “suicidal thoughts” are one of the side effects that should be expected.  The suicide rate for Americans between the ages of 35 and 64 rose by close to 30 percent between 1999 and 2010.  The number of Americans that are killed by suicide now exceeds the number of Americans that die as a result of car accidents every year.

#15 In 2010, the average teen in the United States was taking 1.2 central nervous system drugs.  Those are the kinds of drugs which treat conditions such as ADHD and depression.

#16 Children in the United States are three times more likely to be prescribed antidepressants as children in Europe are.

#17 A shocking Government Accountability Office report discovered that approximately one-third of all foster children in the United States are on at least one psychiatric drug.

#18 A survey conducted for the National Institute on Drug Abuse found that more than 15 percent of all U.S. high school seniors abuse prescription drugs.

#19 It turns out that dealing drugs is extremely profitable.  The 11 largest pharmaceutical companies combined to rake in approximately $85,000,000,000 in profits in 2012.

In America today, doctors are trained that there are just two potential solutions to any problem.  Either you prescribe a pill or you cut someone open.  Surgery and drugs are pretty much the only alternatives they offer us.

And an endless barrage of television commercials have trained all of us to think that there is a “pill for every problem”.

Are you in pain?

Just take a pill.

Are you feeling blue?

Just take a pill.

Do you need a spark in your marriage?

Just take a pill.

And most Americans assume that all of these pills are perfectly safe.

After all, the government would never approve something that wasn’t safe, right?

Sadly, what most Americans don’t realize is that there is a revolving door between big pharmaceutical corporations and the government agencies that supposedly “regulate” them.  Many of those that are now in charge of our “safety” have spent their entire careers peddling legal drugs to all of us.

We have become a nation of drugged out zombies, and it is all perfectly legal.  The funny thing is that many of these “legal drugs” have just slightly different formulations from their “illegal” counterparts.

If more Americans understood what they were actually taking, would that cause them to stop?

Perhaps some would, but for the most part Americans are totally in love with their drugs and giving them up would not be easy.

Just ask anyone that has tried.

So what do you think about the drugging of America?


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 10, 2014, 05:22:32 pm
#4 Americans spent more than 280 billion dollars on prescription drugs during 2013.

Just for the sake of argument - the economy, in terms of hiring jobs, is in the worst shape it's been since the Great Depression, but somehow these corporations are making billions of dollars in profits?

Anyhow - even psychiatrists don't know what to do when they get in new patients et al - pretty much all they do is give them some "magic" pill, and nothing more.

This is no surprise, b/c the natural man doesn't know the spirit of a man, only the Spirit.

1Corinthians_2:14  But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

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Post by: Mark on February 14, 2014, 03:23:13 pm
University of Arizona class requires students to participate in 'Condom Olympics'

Students at the University of Arizona (UA) were assigned to plan a school-wide “Condom Olympics” for their three-credit “Sex, Health, and AIDS” class.

The students planned “athletic events such as a condom-wrapped egg toss,” according to The Daily Wildcat, the official student newspaper.

“Students can also see and make condom art and join a condom scavenger hunt,” the article continues.

Professor William Simmons told the newspaper that he does not like term papers or exams and prefers an “action learning assignment.”

“Hopefully this will get students comfortable knowing what condoms are,” he said.

“Sex, Health, and AIDS” is a three-credit undergraduate course which “sets out to explore this social and disease phenomenon from a number of perspectives,” according to the description on the official course listing website.

The events were part of the school’s SexTalk Week Resource Fair, which the school hosted on Wednesday, according to a Facebook event.

“Special appearance by ‘Mr. Condom,’ the giant walking condom, will occur throughout the fair,” the event states.

Williams did not respond to a request for comment from Campus Reform in time for publication.


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Post by: Kilika on February 15, 2014, 02:18:03 am
“Hopefully this will get students comfortable knowing what condoms are,” he said.

What college student doesn't know what a condom is?  ::)

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Post by: Mark on March 25, 2014, 06:48:14 am
'Huffington Post' Says Friends Should Have Casual, Meaningless Sex

I don’t know whether to laugh, throw up or both. A reader tipped me to this Huffington Post article by D.A. Wolf headlined: “5 Benefits Of Having a Friend With Benefits.” In case you’re not hip to liberal-speak, “friends with benefits” refers to the “progressive” idea that it’s really cool for friends to use each other for casual, meaningless sex.

What could possibly go wrong?

Writes Wolf:

“Some of us believe that friends with benefits can be mutually enjoyable and perfectly suited to our needs—not just when we’re very young, and not as a matter of explicitly avoiding commitment.

“In fact, it seems to me that friends with benefits gets a bad rap, as if women aren’t supposed to feel desire (in general) or lust (in particular)—especially once they become mothers, or if they’re ‘of a certain age.’”

Yes, nothing says “I respect you” like using your “friend’s” body to sexually gratify yourself.

Wolf then asks the following:

“When we’re putting the pieces back together after a divorce, isn’t discovery of our newly single sexual self part of the process? Don’t we want to enjoy the flirtation, the fantasy, the sensation and the sense of well-being that comes from sexual foreplay and sex itself? Who doesn’t love the jolt of energy, the boost to mood, the sparkle of feeling fully alive that comes from great sex?

“And don’t we feel reassured when we re-engage with our sexual selves after divorce or a tough breakup?”

Yes, again, nothing gives a woman a “sense of well-being” like being exploited for casual sex by some jerk who calls himself her friend, yet uses her like a piece of meat. Giving away the milk for free? Now that’ll earn you some respect. The fellas will be lining up around the corner with marriage proposals. But they’ll have to wait on all your “friends” to get done “benefiting” first.

Ms. Wolf, a veritable fount of “progressive” wisdom, blah-blahs on:

“In my opinion, especially as a mother, if you’re looking for sex but not in a position to pursue something more, whatever exploration you undertake, you owe it to your kids (and of course yourself) to do it safely.”

How thoughtful. Parent of the year material. Hear that, kids? Sure, mommy’s a trollop – and sure, she’s hooking up with all the guys at the office, but she’s “doing it safely.”

Aren’t we proud of mommy?

Wolf drones on:

“One of the advantages of a friend with benefits is freedom from overly romantic attachments. … So why not experiment with your special friend, if the thought appeals to you?”

Exactly! Why not? For that matter, why short-change yourself? Why go gratis? You’re basically there anyway. Fifty bucks a pop would sure help with those Botox injections.

Wolf concludes:

“I admit that I was a fan of the friends with benefits model from an early age. I love being in love, but that sort of attachment doesn’t come around every day. Friends with benefits — in my life — was just right, several times.”

Really? Only several times? Mommy has lots of “special friends,” doesn’t she? Your children must be so proud. “Hey, everybody! Look what my mommy wrote in the Huffington Post!”

And the great news? Once the feds figure out how to make this whole Obamacare thingy work, you’ll get all the herpes meds you can swallow – for free!

Now that is a “benefit” you can share with your friends.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 25, 2014, 09:09:58 am
Yeah, this seems to be the "new norm" now.

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Mark on April 17, 2014, 07:11:00 am
How far have we fallen? A postage stamp will honor a sexual predator

The postal services in the U.S. and in Finland are honoring two homosexuals who have contributed to moral decline by announcing each will get their own stamp.

One is "Tom of Finland" (Touko Laaksonnen), the late graphic artist well known in Finland for his homoerotic sketches. In the U.S., it's Harvey Milk – the San Francisco supervisor killed in 1978 along with Mayor George Moscone by Dan White, a former city supervisor.

Matt Barber, vice president of Liberty Counsel Action and founder of BarbWire.com, continues to be astounded at the accolades being heaped on Milk, a proven sexual predator.

"This is a man who was known for a perverse sexual appetite for teenage, runaway, drug-addicted boys," relates Barber, "and the fact that this Obama administration and the postal service would choose to ignore that and go with the propaganda and the hype that this guy was some kind of hero and a pro-LGBT martyr – it just boggles the mind."

Arguably, both men made an impact – but Barber tells OneNewsNow it was definitely negative.

"That [Harvey Milk] would get his own stamp and that this other homosexual activist would get a stamp honoring a lifestyle that has led to the AIDS epidemic, that has led to the spread of syphilis and STDs and a decline in our culture's morality, just speaks to how far we have fallen as a nation," he concludes.

Barber encourages people to fight back, suggesting that when they go to a post office to buy stamps and are offered a Harvey Milk stamp, they politely and firmly decline and explain that they choose not to further an immoral lifestyle.

While the USPS has not yet formally revealed the design, Linn's Stamp News has published an image of the Harvey Milk stamp. It will debut May 22, which is celebrated in California's public schools as Harvey Milk Day. The "Tom of Finland" stamp series is slated for release in September.

- See more at: http://www.onenewsnow.com/culture/2014/04/17/a-postage-stamp-will-honor-a-sexual-predator#.U0_ERlehFyI

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 17, 2014, 09:13:06 am
Yeah, never would I have imagined in my lifetime that the Days of Lot would be this, THIS wretched.

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Mark on April 26, 2014, 07:53:18 am
Middle school teacher provides ‘full-contact’ lap dance in front of class for birthday boy

Prosecutors in Houston, Texas charged a middle school teacher because she gave a full-on lap dance to a boy for his birthday in front of an entire class of no-doubt impressed preteens.

The teacher, Felicia Smith, staged the lap dance in her classroom at Stovall Middle School on February 26, reports local CBS affiliate KHOU.

When police interviewed the unnamed student, he said Smith, 42, had seductively placed a school chair in front of the classroom after the tardy bell rang. Music began to play – from some undisclosed source – and several students in the class began yelling raucously that the birthday boy should sit down in the chair.

Once the kid sat down, the fortysomething teacher gave him what was perhaps his first full-contact lap dance. According to a police report, Smith did the thing where she turned around and swiveled her butt on the middle school student. She rubbed her hands all over his body. She also got down on her knees and stuck her head between the boy’s legs.

It’s not clear if the kid enjoyed the lap dance. However, he admitted that he did slap Smith’s ass a couple times.

The incident lasted a little over three-and-a-half minutes — presumably the duration of the song that was playing. It’s not clear which song was chosen for the special occasion.

At the end of the lap dance, Smith hugged the boy and told him, “I love you, baby. Happy birthday,” according to KHOU.

When police questioned Smith, she said she provided the lap dance at the urging of students in the class. She noted that she almost fell down a few times while performing the acrobatics required of the lap dance.

Somebody – it’s not clear who – apparently filmed the spectacle. The Harris County district attorney and the Aldine, Texas police department both have copies of the video.

Smith faces a single criminal charge: improper relationship with student. She is free on a $30,000 bond.

A statement released by the local school district explained that Smith “was removed from the campus during the investigation and has not returned.”

It’s not clear if she is still being paid while her criminal case meanders through the court system.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 01, 2014, 02:21:31 pm
55 schools face U.S. federal sex assault probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fifty-five colleges and universities — big and small, public and private — are being investigated over their handling of sexual abuse complaints, the Education Department revealed Thursday.

The department's decision to release the list is unprecedented and comes as the Obama administration seeks to shed greater light on the issue of sexual assault in higher education and how it is being handled.

Going forward, the department said, it will keep an updated list of schools facing such investigations and make it available upon request.

The schools range from big public universities including Ohio State University, the University of California, Berkeley, and Arizona State University to private schools including Knox College in Illinois, Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and Catholic University of America in the District of Columbia. Ivy League schools including Harvard, Princeton and Dartmouth are also on the list.

The agency previously would confirm such Title IX investigations when asked, but students and others were often unaware of them.

Catherine E. Lhamon, the assistant secretary of education for civil rights, said in a statement that a school's presence on the list does not mean that it has violated the law but that an investigation of complaints is underway.

Some investigations were prompted by complaints directly to the federal department; others were initiated by the department following compliance reviews triggered by other factors, such as news stories. The department did not release specifics in the cases, and only sparse details in many of them have emerged.

Details in some cases are known, however. For example, one at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor involves allegations of mishandling of a matter involving a student athlete. The investigation began after federal authorities received complaints related to the expulsion of Brendan Gibbons, a former kicker on Michigan's football team.

A student group examined the school's student sexual misconduct policy and last month determined the university failed to explain a yearslong delay between the alleged incident and Gibbons' expulsion in December. Spokesman Rick Fitzgerald says the university has been "fully cooperating."

At Dartmouth, where investigators visited the Hanover, New Hampshire, campus in late January to speak with students, faculty and alumni, a compliance review prompted the investigation. Like many other schools, university officials there said they were working to make improvements.

"We are hopeful at the end of this there will be a resolution that will strengthen our internal processes and result in a safer community," Dartmouth spokesman Justin Anderson said Thursday. "There's always something we can learn and ways to get better."

Education Secretary Arne Duncan said there had been "lots of internal debate" about whether to release the list but that he believes in transparency; he said the more the country is talking about the problem of sexual assault, the better. Duncan said there is "absolutely zero presumption" of guilt in his mind for schools being investigated.

"No one probably loves to have their name on that list," Duncan said during a White House media briefing. "But we'll investigate; we'll go where the facts are. And where they have done everything perfectly, we'll be very loud and clear that they've done everything perfectly."

Duncan said while being on the list might feel difficult for schools, it pales in comparison to the difficulty and trauma borne by sexual assault victims on American college campuses.

"In terms of what's morally right there, the moral compass, whatever we can do to have fewer young women and young men having to go through these types of horrific incidents, we want to do that," Duncan said.

Title IX prohibits gender discrimination at schools that receive federal funds. It is the same law that guarantees girls equal access to sports, but it also regulates institutions' handling of sexual violence and increasingly is being used by victims who say their schools failed to protect them.

The task force announced the creation of a website, notalone.gov, offering resources for victims and information about past enforcement actions on campuses. The task force also made a wide range of recommendations to schools, such as identifying confidential victims' advocates and conducting surveys to better gauge the frequency of sexual assault on campuses.

The department publicized guidance on Title IX's sexual assault provisions in 2011, and complaints by students have since increased. Complaints, however, don't always lead to an investigation.

The department can withhold federal funding from a school that doesn't comply with the law, but it so far has not used that power and instead has negotiated voluntary resolutions for violators.

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., have said non-compliance under the law is "far too common." They say a lack of federal resources is partly to blame for that, and they've sought more money to ensure timely and proper investigations.

Another law that campus sexual assault cases fall under is the Clery Act, which requires colleges and universities to report crime statistics on or near their campuses. It also requires schools to develop prevention policies and ensure victims their basic rights. Investigations under this law are not included in the list that was released.

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Post by: Mark on May 23, 2014, 07:14:09 am
Fairfax Co. police investigating allegations of students sharing **** photos of classmates

Fairfax County police are investigating a makeshift online **** site after a receiving a tip that it was created by students at McLean High School.

Officers served a search warrant at the home of at least one student after receiving the tip last week about boys sharing explicit photos of their female classmates on Dropbox.

No charges have been filed, but the school says it is cooperating with the investigation.

One former student who still has a younger sister attending McLean High told FOX 5, "They should be punished, especially if they did it without the girls' permission and I don't think they had the girls’ permission."

Taki Gikakis, whose son attends the school, said, "I heard a sophomore and senior are involved and the sophomore is the kingpin."

He added, "If the allegations are true, it would be pretty upsetting."

Principal Ellen Reilly sent the following letter home to parents:

Dear Parents and Guardians,

You may be hearing rumors as well as media reports about an ongoing "sexting" investigation being conducted by the Fairfax County Police Department involving some of our students. My office has been cooperating with the police in this investigation and we will continue to do so.

As we have communicated with you in the past, the dangers of sexting aren't always well known and when you find out about them, it may be too late. The consequences of sexting are severe and could either ruin a reputation or a life. It should not be treated as a harmless prank.

Be sure to keep a close eye on what your teens are involved with, especially the applications on their cell phones and computers. Don't avoid this method of prevention because you think it makes you look like you don't trust your children. At the end of the day, it's better to be safe than sorry. What most young people do not realize is that the production, possession, and distribution of explicit photos of minors, even if they are self-produced, may be illegal. Sexting shouldn't be brushed off as some innocuous form of communication between young people.

Thank you for your support and cooperation.


Ellen Reilly

McLean High School, Principal

Read more: http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/25584097/fairfax-co-police-investigating-allegations-of-students-sharing-****-photos-of-classmates#ixzz32XYeWXpC

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 03, 2014, 02:13:52 pm
Fantasy 'Slender Man' Meme Inspires Horrific Wisconsin Stabbing

The morning began with a game of hide-and-seek among three 12-year-old girls in the park. But a far more sinister plan — inspired by an online horror meme — was in the works, Wisconsin prosecutors say.

As the middle-school friends played in a wooded area Saturday morning in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha, one of them retrieved a five-inch blade tucked inside her waistband, according to a criminal complaint. She and another girl allegedly held the third one down and stabbed her 19 times all over her body.

The knife barely missed an artery near her heart, coming “one millimeter away from certain death,” the complaint said.

The suspects reportedly fled, leaving her to die. But the victim managed to crawl out of the woods until a bicyclist found her covered in blood on a sidewalk. She remained in stable condition Monday, authorities said.

The suspects appeared in Waukesha County court Monday and were charged as adults with first-degree attempted homicide. Bail was set at $500,000 each. (NBC News is not identifying the girls because of their age.)

The bizarre nature of the attack has stunned the community of 70,000. Even more unsettling, police say, is how the girls concocted their plan: They allegedly wanted to please an Internet meme known as the Slender Man.

The character is featured on the website Creepypasta Wiki, which compiles tales of fictional horror. But the girls allegedly believed Slender Man was real.

One of them allegedly told police that they wanted to become “proxies” of the faceless character, and would have to prove their dedication with killing, reported NBC affiliate WGBA in Green Bay. They planned to take their victim’s body to a part of Nicolet National Forest in Wisconsin's north woods, where Slender Man supposedly lives.

The girls had been concocting the attack since February, and were finally able to carry it out last weekend, according to the complaint. One of the suspects was allowed to have two friends over for a birthday sleepover Friday. The following morning, they went to the woods and allegedly set their plan into motion.

“I thought, dear God, this was really happening,” one of the suspects later told police, the complaint said.

The victim was stabbed repeatedly in the torso, legs and arms. Police say she screamed, “I hate you. I trusted you,” to her attackers, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

One of the girls later expressed some remorse, investigators said.

“The bad part of me wanted her to die, the good part of me wanted her to live,” the girl said, according to the complaint.

The girls each face up to 60 years in prison if convicted as adults, although their attorney could request the charges be brought to juvenile court instead. Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel told the Journal Sentinel that he would resist such a move.

“It’s troubling when a person lashes out in anger,” Schimel said. “It’s more troubling when they lash out in cold blood. Isn’t that the worst kind of killer, the cold-blooded killer?”

First published June 3rd 2014, 8:15 am

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Post by: Mark on June 12, 2014, 07:47:34 am
Smoking Marijuana Lowers IQ For Life, Scientists Warn

Smoking cannabis as a teenager lowers IQ into adulthood and could have a lifelong impact, researchers have warned. U.S. researchers found the damaging effects of the drug remained even if users stopped smoking marijuana as adults. They said teenagers face increased risks from smoking cannabis, because the brain is rapidly developing at this time. The scientists, from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) in the U.S., added that smoking cannabis affects critical thinking and memory during use, with the effects persisting for days. Reviewing a range of studies on marijuana smoking, they reiterated that cannabis impairs driving and increases the risk of being involved in a car accident. The risks are further enhanced when combining marijuana with alcohol, they reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.


 ::) duh..

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 12, 2014, 07:28:39 pm
So this is a KNOWN FACT about marijuana, that it does indeed lower a child's IQ into adulthood if they do use it?

Just wondering b/c the "truth" movement supports marijuana legalization.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 26, 2014, 12:54:23 am
Detox Network Sees Pot DUIs Spike in Colorado After Legalization

It may be legal to buy and smoke marijuana in Colorado, but it’s still against the law to drive while high — and that’s a message an increasing number of people aren’t receiving.

Colorado’s largest detox network said Wednesday that the number of its patients busted for DUI while high on pot has nearly doubled, from 8 percent last year to 15 percent this year.

“This percentage increase is significant because recreational marijuana legalization is in its infancy and there has clearly already been an impact on public safety,” Art Schut, president and CEO of Arapahoe House, said in a statement. “Our hope is that this new data will create awareness so that if Coloradans choose to use marijuana, they do not get behind the wheel.”

Arapahoe House, which runs three detox centers in the state, compared data from Jan. 1 to May 31 in 2014 and the same period last year, when recreational marijuana sales were still illegal in the state.

In the six months this year, 197 of the around 1,311 people brought to the network’s detox centers after being caught for driving under the influence were high on marijuana.

In the same period last year, that number was 112 out of 1,324 brought in for DUI.

Colorado’s law allowing recreational sales of the drug in stores took effect Jan. 1, after voters approved an amendment to the state constitution in 2012. Medical marijuana has been legal in the state since 2001.

Arapahoe House Communications Director Kate Osmundson told NBC News the network expects to see an increase in the number of drivers busted for DUI while high on pot now that the drug can be sold in stores.

When people are brought by police to a detox center after being caught driving under the influence, staffers monitor them until they are sober enough to get home safely, usually by arranging a ride from family members, Osmundson said.

The network, which says it is Colorado’s largest provider of detox services, said its data shows the average person caught driving while high on marijuana is white, male, and 30 years old. Only one in five was female.

Denver Police did not respond to a request for comment.

It is illegal for drivers to operate a motor vehicle with 5 nanograms of active THC in their bloodstream, an amount the Colorado Department of Transportation says is comparable to the 0.08 blood-alcohol level used in cases involving booze.

In March, the state Department of Transportation launched a $1 million ad campaign to curb drugged driving.

— Phil Helsel
First published June 25th 2014, 5:51 pm

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 08, 2014, 09:54:20 am
1Peter 5:8  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
1Pe 5:9  Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.


Washington poised to start legal marijuana sales
Marijuana hits the shelves as Washington readies to start legal sales


SEATTLE (AP) -- As Washington state readied to become only the second state to allow people to buy marijuana legally without a doctor's note, lines were already forming in front of the lucky few stores that got last-minute approval to sell.

At Cannabis City, where the owner wasn't planning to open his doors until noon Tuesday, a 65-year-old retiree named Deb Greene, showed up just before 3 p.m. Monday. She had a chair, sleeping bag, food, water and a 930-page book.

"I voted for it, and I'm just so excited to see it come to be in my lifetime," she said. "I'm not a heavy user, I'm just proud of our state for giving this a try."

The start of legal pot sales in Washington Tuesday marks a major step that's been 20 months in the making. Washington and Colorado stunned much of the world by voting in November 2012 to legalize marijuana for adults over 21, and to create state-licensed systems for growing, selling and taxing the pot. Sales began in Colorado on Jan. 1.

Businesses including Cannabis City, which will be the first and, for now, only recreational marijuana shop in Seattle, got word early Monday morning from the state that they were licensed marijuana dealers.

Owner James Lathrop had already worked into the night Sunday placing no-parking signs in front of his building, hoisting a grand-opening banner and hanging artwork.

"I've had a long day. It really hasn't sunk in yet," he said.

In a 2:30 a.m. Pacific time interview with The Associated Press, John Evich, an investor in Bellingham's Top Shelf Cannabis, which will also open Tuesday morning, said they were "pretty stoked."

"We haven't had any sleep in a long time, but we're excited for the next step," Evich said.

Randy Simmons, the state Liquor Control Board's project manager for legal marijuana, said the first two dozen stores were notified so early to give them an extra few hours to get cannabis on their shelves before they are allowed to open their doors at 8 a.m. Tuesday. The store openings are expected to be accompanied by high prices, shortages and celebration.

An AP survey of the licensees showed that only about six planned to open Tuesday, including two stores in Bellingham, one in Seattle, one in Spokane, one in Prosser and one in Kelso. Some were set to open later this week or next, while others said it could be a month or more before they could acquire marijuana to sell.

Officials eventually expect to have more than 300 recreational pot shops across the state.

As soon as the stores were notified Monday, they began working to place their orders with some of the state's first licensed growers. As soon as the orders were received, via state-approved software for tracking the bar-coded pot, the growers could place the product in a required 24-hour "quarantine" before shipping it early Tuesday morning.

The final days before sales have been frenetic for growers and retailers alike. Lathrop and his team hired an events company to provide crowd control, arranged for a food truck and free water for those who might spend hours waiting outside, and rented portable toilets to keep his customers from burdening nearby businesses with requests to use the restrooms.

At Nine Point Growth Industries, a marijuana grower in Bremerton, owner Gregory Stewart said he and his director celebrated after they worked through some glitches in the pot-tracking software early Monday and officially learned they'd be able to transport their weed 24 hours later, at 2:22 a.m. Tuesday.

"It's the middle of the night and we're standing here doing high-fives and our version of a happy dance," he said. "It's huge for us."

Pot prices were expected to reach $25 a gram or higher on the first day of sales — twice what people pay in the state's unregulated medical marijuana dispensaries. That was largely due to the short supply of legally produced pot in the state. Although more than 2,600 people applied to become licensed growers, fewer than 100 have been approved — and only about a dozen were ready to harvest by early this month.

Nevertheless, Evich said his shop in Bellingham wanted to thank the state's residents for voting for the law by offering $10 grams of one cannabis strain to the first 50 or 100 customers. The other strains would be priced between $12 and $25, he said.

The store will be open at 8 a.m. Tuesday, he said, but work remained: trimming the bathroom door, cleaning the floors, wiping dust off the walls and, of course, stocking the shelves.

At Cannabis City, despite the line already beginning to form, Lathrop wasn't planning to open before noon.

"Know your audience: We're talking stoners here," he said. "I'd be mean to say they need to get up at 5 a.m. to get in line."

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 11, 2014, 07:05:11 pm
Seattle's first legal pot shop runs out of marijuana

 SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle's first and only recreational marijuana store had to close on Friday after running out of stock in just three days since Washington became the second U.S. state to allow pot sales to adults.

Cannabis City opened in Seattle on Tuesday with at least 10 pounds (4.5 kgs) of marijuana for sale, and by close of business Thursday it was all gone. A message on the store's phone line said it would re-open on July 21.

There were widespread concerns that shortages of pot would afflict retailers this week after the state issued its first 25 licenses to outlets, under a heavily regulated and taxed system approved by voters in November 2012.

Some business owners planned to limit the amount of marijuana early customers could buy to try to make stocks last.

Amber McGowan, manager at Cannabis City, told Reuters on Thursday the store would likely not have enough inventory to stay open for all of its regularly scheduled business hours until a delivery that was due next week.

She said the shop was only able to stay open as long as it had by limiting customers to 0.2 ounces (six grams) per purchase, rather than the legal limit of 1.0 ounce (28 grams).

The roll-out of recreational sales in Colorado and then Washington comes as a broader trend of liberalization and pro-pot activism takes hold in the United States.

Progress in Washington has been slow, however, with state regulators still processing more than 300 license applications, and approved growers producing only limited harvests so far.

Industry insiders say the shortages are likely to be only temporary, caused in part by the short notice many retailers had to prepare for opening, and a surge of pent-up demand.

This week, Colorado estimated that state's total marijuana demand for this year at 130 tons.

"A year from now, product is likely going to be far more available," said Sean Green, chief executive officer of Kouchlock Productions, a marijuana producer in Washington.

Another local supplier, Wow Weed, said they were trying to help the stores, but that there was only so much they could do.

"We have been hearing from retailers off the hook. My voice mail is full every single day," said Wow's Susy Wilson. "It's the same people calling over and over, hoping I'll pull something out of thin air."

Frustrated consumers in Seattle, a city of some 630,000 people, made light of the shortages, with one Twitter user urging outlets to adopt a green "Pot Light" system for their windows to show they had stock - similar to the Hot Light employed by a well-known donut brand.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 16, 2014, 01:47:52 pm
Getting High: Public Opinion on Marijuana Legalization in 4 Charts

Anyone who has been paying an ounce of attention to the news over the past couple of years is well aware that the nation’s attitudes towards drugs — and marijuana in particular — are going through a radical shift. Data has shown that the War on Drugs has turned out to be a monumental failure, wasting billions, if not trillions of dollars and leading to the incarceration of untold amounts of people. As the Internet has allowed more people to access information easily, it’s also become common knowledge that marijuana is not the incredibly dangerous narcotic it was made out to be for many generations, and instead could be a real driver of economic prosperity — if we allow it to be.

During the 2012 election cycle, both Colorado and Washington became the first states to pass legislation legalizing marijuana for recreational use within their borders. The news was met with great fervor, and everyone across the country has sat back and watched with much anticipation to see what the fallout would be. The DEA announced they would let the states’ experiment proceed forward without interference, and so far, things have gone off without a hitch. Tax revenue is pouring in, access to cannabis has become safer and convenient, and other states are getting to work drafting their own legislation to follow in Colorado and Washington’s footsteps.

The positive effects of the legalization process have really been undeniable in both Colorado and Washington. Fewer people are getting in trouble with the law, police officers have one less thing to worry about, and it’s opening up an entire new industry for entrepreneurs and investors to wade into. Still, there are some holdouts who still believe cannabis should be outlawed and criminalized. For the most part, the divide in attitudes has been along generational and political lines, but those rifts are starting to close up, which is one of the major reasons the legalization efforts have been able to pick up steam.

Looking at data collected by the Pew Research Center, we can take a closer look at exactly how these shifts are happening, and when they started to occur. Read on to see four charts explaining the generational and political shifts in marijuana legalization attitudes that are driving the U.S. towards new drug policies, and as a result, economic prosperity in the brand new cannabis industry.


The Tables Have Turned

The biggest shift in attitudes towards cannabis legalization has been across the entire demographic spectrum. The chart above shows how people of all races, genders, and age groups feel about legalizing marijuana, and as anyone can plainly point out, there has been a huge change. Starting at around 1990, legalization popularity bottomed out with just 16 percent of those polled supporting it. That number doubled in just ten years to 31 percent in the year 2000.

Since 2000, support grew wildly, and eventually reached the 52 percent threshold during 2012. Currently, numbers are the highest they’ve ever been. At the beginning of 2014, CNN polls show 55 percent support. As more and more data becomes available from Colorado and Washington’s opening industries, it’s hard to think that these numbers would see any regression.


Deep Red Holdouts

A closer look into the political demographics show that the left is a very strong supporter of the legalization effort, while conservatives still have a ways to go. Eighty-one percent of the solid liberal base has given legalization advocates their support, compared to just 28 percent of conservatives of the same degree. In fact, the above chart shows that only the far right on the political spectrum still maintain fledgling support, while all those on the left and in the center have jumped on board.

This may actually seem counter-intuitive, as conservatives generally vie for less regulation and open markets. The fact that their attitude does not bleed into the cannabis debate tells of some other factors at play. Of course, everyone was skeptical of legalization at first, but now that most people are behind it, the right will most likely see their attitudes evolve. Even Colorado Republicans have changed their minds, and if the rest of the party doesn’t change, it could end up hurting them come election time.


Political Party Support

Much in-line with the previous chart, here we get a glimpse of the two main political parties themselves, not just political beliefs of those polled. It’s painfully obvious that there is a huge gap between Democrats and Republicans, to the tune of 22 percent. Once again, those numbers may seem counterintuitive, as the Republican party’s platform usually is all-for free markets and less government interference, while the Democrats typically champion more government regulation.

One interesting thing to watch as 2014 and 2016 elections come up is whether or not these numbers see a radical shift. If the majority of people are supporting the legalization effort, a 37 percent rating from the Republican side could really put a damper on conservative’s hopes of gaining more power in Congress, and by passing legislation. Republicans didn’t support legalization measures in either Colorado or Washington, and if their views don’t morph to fit the mainstream a little more, it could cost them.


In our final chart, we see just where exactly the biggest rift currently sits when it comes to attitudes regarding marijuana legalization. The rise of the millennial population has been the most significant driving force behind the legalization effort, with 65 percent of those born after 1981 supporting the notion. That number has exploded over the past ten years or so, nearly doubling from a mere 34 percent in the mid-2000s. All other generations have seen increases as well, but none so much as the millennials.

Another giant leap in progress has been made in the baby boomer demographic, in which now half support legalization. As the boomer population makes up a large percentage of the overall population, their increasing support lends a heavy hand in the overall evolving attitudes of the country. Generation X has also reached a point to where more than half of the generation is on board as well, and as the silent generation ages and passes on, many who are against legalization will go with them.

It’s obvious that things are changing, and generational and political lines are still the biggest factors in deciding attitudes towards marijuana legalization for many. Expect that to change in coming years, as cannabis becomes an even bigger issue than it ever has before, especially when monstrous profit and tax revenue is involved.

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 01, 2014, 10:56:53 am

Bill O'Reilly took a poll on legalizing weed. You'll never guess what happened next.

When Bill O'Reilly issued a poll on his site about marijuana legalization, he probably didn't expect users to come out swinging for the pro-weed crowd. And yet, that's exactly what happened.

On July 28, Bill O'Reilly asked his site's visitors their opinions on "the move to legalize marijuana for recreational use." The poll had two answer choices: "It should be legal, like alcohol" and "Dangerous idea with many unintended consequences."

That's an echo of Bill O'Reilly's own statement on Monday night that "the legalization of marijuana is still full of unintended consequences." But after more than 68,000 people responded, 89 percent of those polled said that marijuana should be legalized, "like alcohol."

Now, it's possible O'Reilly's online poll got hijacked. Online polls are notoriously unreliable, because respondents are just whomever decides to click. Still, previous polls by Gallup and Pew have shown that a majority of Americans support legal weed, and seeing the data reinforced on a right-wing website really drives home the fact. Check out the screenshots of the poll, taken Thursday afternoon, below. --Meghan DeMaria

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 10, 2014, 10:00:20 pm
Cultural changes in attitude toward TV

NEW YORK (AP) — Manjula Stokes has twice sworn off television, once throwing a set off her deck in a fit over an ex-husband's sports obsession. Now she's a devotee of programs like "Downton Abbey," ''Mad Men," ''Survivor" and "Masters of Sex."

The teacher from Santa Cruz, California, illustrates a subtle change in society's attitude toward television. The medium is growing in stature, propelled by both art and technology. More worthy programs are available at a time when viewers are becoming more comfortable setting up their own schedules to watch.

"I feel it's more like reading a good book," Stokes said. "The acting is better, the direction is better. I think it's more serious as an art form."

A CBS survey of 700 people with Internet and television connections last year found that 28 percent said they're watching more television than they did a year ago. Seventeen percent say they're watching less, with the remainder indicating their habits are unchanged.

That may not seem like much, but there's a long history of people saying they are watching, or plan to watch, less TV — even as Nielsen measurements proved the opposite is true.

In other words, liking television is becoming more socially acceptable.

"You can go to a sophisticated party in New York City now and people will be talking about television programming, not the latest art film or the latest play," said David Poltrack, CBS' veteran chief researcher. "You can go to a bar in a lower socio-economic neighborhood and they'll be talking about television. They may be talking about different programs, but they'll be talking about television."

Now, for every award-winning drama there's a series about botched plastic surgeries, naked dating or Kardashians. More than one, truthfully. But the push among cable networks during the past decade to make their own original series has significantly increased the amount of quality programs.

For years, polls uncovered a certain shameful attitude toward watching television.

When asked in 2000 how much time they spent watching TV the previous day, 84 percent of respondents told the Pew Research Center it was less than four hours. That didn't jibe with the Nielsen company's finding that the average American that year watched four hours, 15 minutes of television a day.

A Gallup poll in 1990 found 49 percent of people said they spent too much time watching television. Only 19 percent said they watched too little. Nine years ago when CBS began its annual survey, more people said they were cutting back on TV time.

This year, Nielsen estimates the average American watches four hours, 50 minutes of TV a day.

"I think the quality is better," said Yael Chanoff, a 25-year-old writer from San Francisco. She's a fan of smart comedies like NBC's "Parks & Recreation." Many older shows Chanoff has seen, even hits like "Friends," strike her as cliche-ridden.

Some better shows now have an attention to detail that reminds Stokes, who is 59, of work done by the MGM movie studio during the last century.

Cory Phare, a 33-year-old academic conference director from Denver, said he grew up watching a lot of television but drifted away. The ability to binge on well-written dramas like "Breaking Bad," ''The Americans" and "Dexter" through Netflix drew him back in. He just finished going back to watch the entire run of "The West Wing."

"Even when I'm on a lunch break, I pull it up on my smartphone," he said.

That's another key to television's resurgence. Viewers no longer depend on prime-time schedules set up in Hollywood boardrooms; they don't even have to depend on television. Stokes, Chanoff and Phare all consider themselves fans of modern-day TV, and none of them have cable or satellite subscriptions.

"My friends all watch it on computer," Chanoff said. She finds a friend with cable to watch "Parks & Recreation," the only show she cares to watch live.

The days of needing to choose between two good programs airing at the same time are now gone. The downside for networks is that it's harder for less-established shows to catch on because some nights more people are watching DVR playbacks than any individual show on a network.

That's a problem for another day. The first priority is getting people interested in what television has to offer.

"Really, television is now more than ever at the center of culture," Poltrack said.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 14, 2014, 09:42:37 pm
New Hampshire declares state of emergency over synthetic drug

 MANCHESTER N.H. (Reuters) - New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan declared a state of emergency on Thursday in response to 44 reported overdoses linked to people smoking or ingesting "Smacked," a synthetic marijuana-like product sold in convenience stores as potpourri.

The state of emergency authorizes public health officials to investigate stores and quarantine the product, and Hassan directed the officials to work with local police departments to do so.

"These products pose a serious threat to public health, especially to young people, and it is our responsibility to do whatever we can to combat the recent rash of overdoses," Hassan said in a statement.

The overdoses, none of which have been fatal, have primarily been reported in the Manchester area. Manchester police on Wednesday said they had found Smacked in three convenience stores and that those stores' business licenses were revoked.

Health officials are particularly concerned about the bubblegum flavor of Smacked, which several people who were brought to area hospitals reported taking.

The packets contain a potpourri-like substance that is sprayed with chemically engineered substances similar to tetrahydrocannabinol, the active ingredient in marijuana, officials said.

Similar concerns have arisen over "bath salts," which sent thousands of people in the United States to hospitals in 2012.

A federal ban on compounds found in synthetic marijuana products and bath salts was enacted in 2012, and later that year New Hampshire joined more 40 other states in adopting similar bans. But such laws have proven difficult to enforce, as drug makers can make slight modifications to the products' chemical compositions.

New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster urged store owners to voluntarily pull such products from their shelves, noting that they "could be held responsible for harm caused to a user of the product."

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 21, 2014, 02:21:03 pm
Heavy pot use in teen years may predict later-life disability

 NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A long-term study of Swedish men finds that those who smoked marijuana at age 18, especially the heaviest users, were more likely to end up on the nation’s disability rolls by age 59.

It’s unclear whether the pot use in adolescence may have led to more severe substance abuse or was an early sign of psychiatric or social factors that contributed to later disability, the researchers caution.

“There is reason to believe that the associations found in our study develop over a long period of time and are intertwined with problems in the labor market, in the social security system, and with the individual,” said study leader Anna‐Karin Danielsson of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.

Marijuana is one of the most commonly used illicit drugs in the world, with 77 million Europeans reporting having tried it in a recent study.

Pot use in the U.S. has been on the rise since 2007, possibly due in part to a perception of diminishing risks. Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize the possession and use of recreational marijuana by adults in 2012.

Nonetheless, studies continue to link cannabis with a variety of psychiatric and health problems as well as adverse social consequences, Danielsson said. The research is limited, though, by short follow-up times and small study samples, she told Reuters Health in an email.

“With our unique Swedish cohort of men comprising 98 percent of the male population at baseline and a 39-year long follow-up time, we had the opportunity to expand on existing knowledge,” Danielsson said.

She and her colleagues analyzed data from a large study that included almost 50,000 men born between 1949 and 1951 and conscripted into compulsory military service in 1969 and 1970.

When the men entered the military, they were asked about their drug, tobacco and alcohol use, as well as questions about their family and social backgrounds, school performance, behavior, psychological issues and general health.

Danielsson’s team was specifically interested in the frequency of marijuana use at age 18, when the men were conscripted. The young men were grouped according to how often they had ever used pot at that point: never, 1‐10 times, 11‐50 times or more than 50 times.

Next, the study team looked at data from the Swedish national social insurance agency, the education registry and labor market statistics to see how many were granted disability pensions through 2008.

About 9 percent of the teens reported having used marijuana when they entered the military, and 1.5 percent said they had used it more than 50 times.

The researchers found that men who used marijuana more than 50 times before the age of 18 were 30 percent more likely to go on disability sometime between the ages of 40 and 59.

A similar pattern was seen for young men who used pot less frequently, with the chance of being on disability in middle age rising with increasing pot use at age 18.

However, when the study team adjusted for other factors, including socioeconomic background, other substance use by age 18, psychiatric diagnoses and other health problems, the link remained statistically significant – meaning it could not have been due to chance – only for the heaviest users who had smoked pot more than 50 times as young men.

That group already had a number of problems in their teens, the researchers note in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Of the 654 heaviest pot users at age 18, 80 percent also reported using other drugs, 47 percent reported risky alcohol use and 55 percent had a psychiatric diagnosis.

Danielsson said that smoking marijuana at a young age may increase the risk of negative social consequences later on in life, and that prior studies have shown frequent marijuana use increases the risk of using other illicit drugs.

“It may be the case that adolescent cannabis use may lead to a series of negative life events such as, for example, subsequent illicit drug use, illness (e.g., dependence) and associated disability pensions,” she said.

The study cannot prove that pot use in the teen years caused the men to end up on disability later in life, the researchers acknowledge. They don’t know how much marijuana the men used after they entered the military or many other details of their lives after age 18.

Despite the study's limitations, the findings highlight the need for further studies on marijuana and other illicit drug use in relation to possible health and social consequences, the study authors conclude.

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 08, 2014, 01:55:42 pm
Legal or not, the pot business is still wacky

NEW YORK (AP) — Legal or not, the business of selling weed in the U.S. is as wacky as ever.

The tangle of rules and regulations that govern whether and how it can be grown, bought and sold create complexity and ambiguity that cause major headaches for marijuana businesses — and enticing opportunities for those who want to exploit it.

"It's a gray market industry, that's just how it is," says Kayvan Khalatbari, who owns a marijuana dispensary and a chain of pizza restaurants in Denver.

The big issue: the nation hasn't decided whether marijuana is a dangerous illegal drug or not much worse than tobacco or alcohol. According to federal law, it is an illegal narcotic like heroin, with "no currently accepted medical use." But recent legalization pushes have made it legal — for medical use — in 23 states and Washington D.C. In Colorado and Washington State, it can be bought just for fun.

Entrepreneurs and investors have to navigate laws that are different from state to state and sometimes from county to county. That has given rise to a bumper crop of consultants promising to show the way to success, while shady public companies spin visions of fat profits. Consumers now have an array of new pot-related products to choose from, many of far higher quality than what's offered on the corner. But they must also discern truth from hope in the many claims about all the supposedly wonderful things pot can do.


Khalatbari started his first pizza restaurant with a small business loan from a bank. To raise money to build a marijuana-growing facility, a bank loan wasn't an option.

Almost all banks avoid working with pot businesses because pot is illegal federally, and banks want to avoid running afoul of anti-trafficking laws. Also, residency restrictions in Colorado prevent raising money from out-of-state investors in exchange for a share of the company, which is exactly what most investors want.

So, to build a 40,000 square-foot growing facility, Khalatbari teamed with an out-of-state investor who is lending money for construction while trying to establish residency in Colorado. When that comes through, the investor should get an ownership stake in the facility.

Khalatbari says there's plenty of investor money sloshing around, looking to fund marijuana businesses, but the terms are expensive because of the risk and the restrictions.

"It's almost impossible not to get funding," he says, "but it's not going to be on the terms you want."

Once up and running, entrepreneurs face more twists. Khalatbari kept his bank account in the name of the management company that controlled his pizza restaurants, called Sexy Pizza, along with his marijuana dispensary, Denver Relief. (He is also a stand-up comedy promoter.)

He was careful not to pay pot-related vendors out of the account, instead using cash, which is common in the pot business. And he didn't make cash deposits over $10,000 in order to avoid triggering suspicious activity inquiries. Still, three successive banks dropped him after learning the management company had ties to pot.

"We can't be honest and open about where we can put our legal money," he says. "They are pushing us underground."

He has recently found an unidentified bank that will work with him and a few other pot businesses.

Khalatbari can't write off certain expenses the way most businesses can. The Internal Revenue Service prohibits deductions for expenses incurred while selling what the federal government considers to be an illegal drug. That makes his profit lower than it otherwise would be. It also encourages him and other sellers to designate, for tax purposes, only a small portion of their stores as having anything to do with selling pot.

These conditions can help a business flourish once it's open, however. Would-be competitors face the same hurdles to getting started — local zoning rules, state regulations, financing complexity or a slow bureaucracy — so it can often be some time before the established business faces a real challenge.

California rules are relatively lax, and there are believed to be at least 500 dispensaries just in Los Angeles. But Connecticut has approved only six dispensaries. The first opened last month — without pot — two years after getting approval. Illinois growing facilities must put up a $2 million surety bond to get approval. Washington has awarded 43 licenses to sell marijuana for recreational use — and just one in Seattle, called Cannabis City.

Khalatbari has plenty of competition, but the profit margin at his marijuana dispensary is 60 percent higher than at the pizza restaurants. Even after the legal headaches, it's easier to make a profit selling the bud of a plant for $200 an ounce than it is selling a meat lover's pizza (pepperoni, spicy sausage, Canadian bacon and mozzarella) for $19.99.

"It's much higher-risk," he says of the marijuana business. "But the reward is much greater."


"Everyone wants to be in the weed business," says Adam Bierman, managing partner at a marijuana consulting company based in Culver City, California, called the Med Men.

That suits Bierman just fine. Dozens if not hundreds of consultants like Bierman have popped up, feeding off the complexity of the marijuana business and the desire of so many to make it big in pot. Some act as matchmakers, promising to connect investors with entrepreneurs looking for money. Others sell help navigating the licensing process, tips on how best to grow marijuana, or advice about how to manage a startup that must operate outside of the banking system.

But many of these "consultants" have little or no experience in the business. Bierman acknowledges he didn't when he started six years ago. "We got our teeth kicked in," he says.

Now his firm knows the ropes, he says, but the industry is crawling with people who don't.

"There are a lot of opportunistic people coming into this industry from every angle," he says. "And unfortunately we are part of that. We are one of the companies I'm blasting, and I hate that."

In February, PetroTech Oil and Gas — a drilling services company — announced it was establishing a management company in Colorado and Washington to help pot growers. Trading volume in the tiny company's stock rose 13-fold and the penny stock rose to 7 cents per share over three weeks. The Securities and Exchange Commission suspended trading in the stock in March over questions about the accuracy of the information about the company's operations.


Investing in the pot business seems like it should be as easy as printing money. The product's millions of users are so dedicated that they've been willing to risk arrest to get it. To reach them, all businesses have to do is grow a weed and sell the flowers.

Pot investing is treacherous, though, even for professionals.

"There are a lot of large egos and puffery in this industry," says Brendan Kennedy, a former Silicon Valley banker who helped found Privateer Holdings, a marijuana-focused private equity firm. "It takes a lot of time and energy to sort through the hyperbole and find the right, legitimate opportunities."

Every new pot company thinks it has the best growing technique or marijuana strain, Kennedy says, but few have worked out a long-term business plan that coldly assesses the market and the risks. Growing plants for profit isn't quite so simple.

"Ultimately it's a crop, it's a commodity, not very different from a lot of agricultural products that are out there," Kennedy says. "Would you invest in a winery? Or a strawberry grower?"

Investing in pot stocks is even scarier, because nearly all of them are so-called penny stocks, like PetroTech, that trade outside of major exchanges. There are now a couple dozen of these companies, often with names that play on marijuana's scientific name, cannabis sativa, such as Advanced Cannabis Solutions or Cannabusiness Group. But many have tenuous ties to the marijuana industry, regulators say.

Canadian regulators issued a warning about marijuana-related stocks in June, following similar alerts from the U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority last year and one from the SEC in May. Five times this year the SEC has suspended trading in shares of companies claiming to be in the marijuana business.

Kennedy says the penny stock companies "are full of charlatans and hucksters," who are "purely playing on the desire of Main Street investors to get into the industry."

One of the companies, called GrowLife, makes urban gardening equipment and trades under the ticker symbol PHOT. An October report designed to look like it was issued by a Wall Street firm suggested the company's stock was poised to rise nearly 300 percent. But that "research" was actually paid for by GrowLife — a detail found only in the report's fine print.

GrowLife's shares soared 900 percent, to 60 cents from 6 cents, between October and early April, when trading was halted by the SEC. In June the company revealed that the $37 million loss it reported for the first quarter was actually double that, $74 million. GrowLife shares have since fallen back to 7 cents.

GrowLife CEO Marco Hegyi says the report "was never intended to boost the stock" and that legalization efforts boosted shares of GrowLife and other marijuana companies. Hegyi, who became CEO in March, says the company is working to improve its financial reporting. "We're more on top of our business," he says.


A decade ago, pot consumers risked jail time by buying pot of uncertain origin and quality in back-alley deals. Now, in many states, they can shop openly for a wide variety of strains with different levels of potency. Pot can be bought in lotions, foods and drinks with precise doses.

But buyers still need to beware. Companies are using pot's new legitimacy to try to equate getting high with taking care of your body or curing any number of ailments, making extraordinary health claims about pot to push their products.

"Because it's a drug that makes people feel good, marketers want to put medical claims on it," says Bill London, a professor of public health at California State University in Los Angeles and a health claim watchdog. London has no problem with legalization, but says many medical claims for marijuana "are false or exaggerated" and "should not be tolerated."

The website Cannabis.org, which is owned by GrowLife and carries the tagline "Cannabis is Medicine," lists 17 major diseases that cannabis can treat, including Alzheimer's, cancer, and diabetes.

Some of the chemicals in marijuana have been tested thoroughly and found to effectively treat some conditions, such as reducing nausea and stimulating appetite in patients undergoing chemotherapy. These or other chemicals in pot may someday be found to be effective in treating other diseases — or they could be found to be dangerous in ways not yet understood. Scientists simply don't know yet.

A Colorado company called Dixie Elixirs sells pot in pill form called "scrips" — short for "prescription." These pills allow users to manage both their ups and downs, despite the same amount of pot in each pill, with additives like ashwagandha root. "Awakening Scrips" are said to provide a "stimulating sensation," while "Relaxing Scrips" are said to "reduce mental and physical stress and promote relaxation."

Joe Hodas, chief marketing officer at Dixie Elixirs, says the company is careful to not make specific medical claims about its products. "It's the regulatory framework that forces businesses to sell (marijuana) as medicine because that's the only way it's legal (in most states)," he says.

In a marketing pitch for one pot-based product, called Foria, a woman identified as "Anna, 29" says: "Foria is potent medicine and the most healing way I have ever used cannabis." It's not clear that Anna had a medical problem, though. The product is a pot-based lubricant for women, designed to increase sexual pleasure by delivering a high through their private parts.

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 09, 2014, 09:35:55 pm
HHS: Law does not prohibit pot purchases with welfare

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell told the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee that the federal government does not have the power to stop states from allowing people to use welfare benefits to buy marijuana.

In a letter addressed to Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., who asked Health and Human Services about the policy earlier this year, Burwell said the law simply excludes any mention of marijuana dispensaries in the list of places where people are prohibited from using welfare, formally known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF.

The law was updated in 2012, prior to Colorado’s decision in May 2013 to legalize the production and sale of marijuana. The law gives HHS the power to withhold funds to states that allow people to use welfare money at liquor stores, casinos, and “establishments in which performers disrobe or perform in an unclothed state for entertainment.”

Burwell added in the letter that “nothing in the the TANF statute or regulations precludes states from taking measures to prevent recipients from using their benefit cards at marijuana shops.”

States, Burwell added, can add language to prohibit certain expenditures and in Colorado, she added, lawmakers are examining whether to ban pot from the list of things that people can buy with welfare.

Sessions said he would introduce legislation to close the loophole. House Republicans have already authored legislation to prohibit welfare benefits from being used to buy pot.

“The federal government current spends roughly $750 billion each year on means-tested welfare programs across 80 different accounts,” Sessions said. “This money is administered by a vast, sprawling bureaucracy with little oversight and no moral vision. Surely we can all agree that the guiding principle ought to be that benefits are reserved for those in real need.”

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 20, 2014, 08:28:50 pm
Survey shows less smoking among N.C. teens, more e-cig use

State health officials said Friday that smoking levels among public high-school and middle-school students reached an historic low rate during 2013.

But they also expressed concern that a small, but increasing, number of students are willing to experiment with alternative tobacco products.

The findings come from the N.C. Youth Tobacco Survey that is conducted every two years. The survey included 4,092 high school students and 3,927 middle school students.

Alternative tobacco products included electronic cigarettes, flavored little cigars, clove cigars, flavored cigarettes, snus, hookahs (also known as water pipes) and roll-your-own cigarettes.

The survey determined that 13.5 percent of high school students in 2013 were current smokers, defined as smoking at least once during a 30-day period. That’s down from 15.5 percent in 2011.

The decline in North Carolina mirrors the most recent National Youth Tobacco Survey, which found 14 percent of high school students in 2012 listed as currently smoking.

Among N.C. middle-schoolers, the smoking rate fell to 2.5 percent from 4.2 percent in 2011. The national rate was 3.5 percent in 2012.

By comparison, after decades of decline, the adult smoking rate has stalled at about 20 percent of Americans in recent years.

Dr. Ruth Petersen, chief of the chronic disease and injury section in the state Division of Public Health, said the smoking decline was tempered in part because more youths may be consuming — or are willing to consume — multiple tobacco products. The survey found that 19.1 percent of youth tobacco consumers are using two or more product types.

Current use of e-cigs among high school students rose from 1.7 percent in 2011 to 7.7 percent in 2013.

As a result, the survey determined that 29.7 percent of high school students are current users of a tobacco product.

“This trend toward other tobacco use and dual use of tobacco products is a real cause for concern,” Petersen said. “Nicotine in these tobacco products is highly addictive, and there is evidence that using nicotine during adolescence may harm brain development.”

Measuring the use of alternative tobacco products by youths has become a major hot-button societal issue within the industry and among anti-tobacco advocates. Some groups want e-cigs banned, while others tout e-cigs as potentially less harmful than combustible cigarettes. Although more e-cig health studies are emerging, there has not been a definitive report yet.

“We should be concerned about anyone underage being sold any tobacco or nicotine product,” said Scott Ballin, past chairman of the Coalition on Smoking or Health. “But more importantly, it may be time to also look at ways of further preventing possession and usage comparable to the way alcohol is dealt with.”

Dr. John Spangler, a professor of family and community medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, echoed Petersen’s mixed perspective on the survey results.

“Cigarette smoking dropped less than electronic-cigarette use rose,” Spangler said. “So, I worry that some youth might become nicotine addicted to electronic cigarettes — kids who otherwise would not have tried tobacco as a source of nicotine.”

Congress gave the Food and Drug Administration oversight over the tobacco industry in 2009.

In April, the FDA proposed extending current restrictions on cigarette marketing to newly regulated products, including cigars and e-cigs, and prohibiting the use of flavorings that appeal to kids. Among the main recommendations is a ban on sales to underage youths.

However, the FDA did not call for an outright ban of e-cigs, for which some advocates had pushed. The FDA did not curtail Internet sales or current marketing efforts that include television and social media.

There is a growing trend of state legislatures and municipalities to ban the sale of e-cigs to youths. The N.C. General Assembly approved in 2013 adding “vapor products,” which would include e-cigs, to a law prohibiting sales of tobacco to youth under 18 and requiring age verification for Internet sales. At least 24 states have passed similar laws.

Analysts said the surge in popularity in e-cigs over the past six years likely eliminated banning as an option. E-cig manufacturers and marketers warned about an unregulated black market surfacing upon a ban.

“While adolescents need to be educated that all nicotine products should be avoided, it's even more important that teen smokers understand the relative risks of different products,” said Gregory Conley, a research fellow at the right-leaning Heartland Institute.

“Misinforming our youth about the hazards of smoke-free products is a dangerous proposition and can lead to continued smoking or dual use as an adult.”

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 22, 2014, 09:44:02 pm
Study of smoking cancer patients fuels e-cigarette debate

LONDON (Reuters) - The fierce debate over whether e-cigarettes can help people quit smoking took another twist on Monday as a research paper on their use by cancer patients was criticized as flawed.

The study of cancer patients who smoke found that those using e-cigarettes as well as tobacco cigarettes were more nicotine dependent and equally or less likely to have quit than those who didn't use e-cigarettes.

The scientists behind the research, which was published online in Cancer, the journal of the American Cancer Society, said their results raised doubts about whether e-cigarettes had any benefit in helping cancer patients to give up smoking.

But that conclusion was questioned by other tobacco and addiction researchers, who said the selection of patients for the study had given it an inherent bias.

The uptake of e-cigarettes, which use battery-powered cartridges to produce a nicotine-laced vapor for the "smoker" to inhale, has rocketed in the past two years, but there is fierce debate about their potential risks and benefits.

Because they are new, there is a lack of long-term scientific evidence on their safety. Some experts fear they could lead to nicotine addiction and be a gateway to tobacco smoking, while others say they have enormous potential to help millions of smokers around the world to quit.

What few studies there are give a mixed picture, with some concluding that e-cigarettes can help people give up a deadly tobacco habit, while others suggest they may carry health risks of their own.

A World Health Organization (WHO) report last month called for stiff regulation of e-cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors.

But that report itself was also criticized by experts who said it contained errors, misinterpretations and misrepresentations.

For the Cancer journal study, researchers led by Jamie Ostroff of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City studied 1,074 cancer patients who smoked and who were enrolled between 2012 and 2013 in a tobacco treatment program at a cancer center.

They found a three-fold increase in e-cigarette use from 2012 to 2013 - rising from 10.6 percent to 38.5 percent.

At enrolment onto the program, the researchers' analysis found, the e-cigarette users were more nicotine dependent than non-users, had more prior quit attempts, and were more likely to be diagnosed with lung or head and neck cancers.

By the end of the study period, the researchers said, e-cigarette users were just as likely as non-users of e-cigarettes to be smoking.

But Robert West, director of tobacco research at University College London, said the study was not able to assess whether or not for cancer patients who smoke using an e-cigarette to try and quit is beneficial "because the sample could consist of e-cigarette users who had already failed in a quit attempt, so all those who would have succeeded already would be ruled out".

Peter Hajek, director of the Tobacco Dependence Research Unit at Queen Mary, University of London, agreed that the study's data did not justify the conclusions.

"The authors followed up smokers who tried e-cigarettes but did not stop smoking, and excluded smokers who tried e-cigarettes and stopped smoking," he said.

"Like smokers who fail with any method, these were highly dependent smokers who found quitting difficult. The authors concluded that e-cigarette (use) was not helpful, but that would be true for any treatment however effective if only treatment failures were evaluated."

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 27, 2014, 12:22:44 am
Pot Draws Homeless To Colorado In Search Of Work

DENVER (CBS4) - Legal marijuana is luring pot tourists and business entrepreneurs to Colorado, and it’s also attracting another demographic: the homeless, some of whom trek to the state in hopes of landing a job in the industry.

“There’s an enormous migration, even a homeless movement, so to speak,” David Spencer, a homeless man from Tennessee, said. “I figured this would be a good place to start over.”

While shelters across the metro area are willing to open their doors, they’re quickly running out of room.

“We were averaging 190 (homeless) last year. We’re now averaging 345 a night,
” Murray Flagg of the Salvation Army said.

Tom Luehrs, the executive director of St. Francis Center, says the top reason many homeless are moving to Colorado is work, especially in the new legal industry.

“People see that the marijuana business has been flourishing here,” he says, “so they match up good business … and jobs must be available, which they are.”

Space is tight at St. Francis Center, too.

“We’ve seen as many as 45 new people in one day,” Luehrs said. “I think it was one of the unintended consequences of the marijuana legalization,” Luehrs said.

Colorado law requires an employee in the marijuana business lives in the state for one year before they can be hired.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 02, 2014, 08:29:45 pm
Philadelphia becomes largest US city to decriminalize marijuana

Philadelphia has decriminalized small amounts of marijuana in the city, reducing penalties for possession and public use to minor fines and community service. The move makes Philadelphia the largest city in the United States to decriminalize pot.

Mayor Michael Nutter signed the legislation on Wednesday, making the possession of 30 grams or less a civil offense. Though the law, which will go into effect on Oct. 20, does not legalize marijuana in the city.

Those found in possession of 30 grams or less of marijuana will be cited and fined $25. Smoking pot in public can result in a citation and a $100 fine, or nine hours of community service, according to The Inquirer. Possessing more than 30 grams is still a criminal offense in the city, and anyone caught with marijuana who cannot show identification will still be arrested.

Nutter also announced an outreach campaign to educate citizens on the new law. The mayor also pledged support for efforts to re-examine criminal records of those convicted for possession of small amounts of pot.

City Councilman James Kenney, sponsor of the bill, hailed the legislation as a way to address, among other issues, disproportionate marijuana arrests in the African-American community, which has resulted in criminal records that reduce job opportunities, among other effects.

"The most important thing here is to keep kids on a straight line and not allow someone's life to get screwed up because of a mistake when they were young,” Kenney said, according to The Inquirer.

Neither Nutter nor Kenney advocated use of marijuana.

"I'm not advocating anything in excess, except prayer,” said Kenney, who offered the legislation in May and helped finalize the bill’s passagein September.

Mayor Nutter also touted the city’s drug-abuse health programs.

"We want to make sure people know it is still against the law to possess and use marijuana in Philadelphia, and that it can have serious consequences if you are convicted," he said. "However, many Philadelphians are in fact looking for help. We want to get them that help they need."

While critical of the legislation in the past, Nutter told CBS News recently that he changed his mind given the amount of punishment so many citizens have garnered for possession of such small amounts of pot.

Many US states and citieshave approved various forms of marijuana decriminalization over the past several decades. Most recently, the District of Columbia’s decriminalization efforts were held up this summer by Congress based on powers vested in the Home Rule Act, which gives the US House of Representatives the ability to block legislation approved by the city’s elected leaders. If ultimately passed, the legislation would give Washington, DC the least punitivemarijuana laws outside of states that have legalized its use.

In the US, only Colorado and Washington state have passed laws legalizing the cultivation, sale, and use of recreational marijuana even though federal officials still consider pot to be a Schedule 1 narcotic. Colorado shops officially began selling it on January 1 after voters approved a ballot initiative in November 2012. Washington state began selling legal recreational marijuana in July.

The states of Alaska and Oregon, as well as the District of Columbia, will vote on legalization proposals this fall.

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Post by: Mark on November 05, 2014, 05:50:16 am
Voters give nod to legal marijuana in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington, D.C.

Residents of Oregon, Alaska, and the U.S. capital voted to legalize marijuana on Tuesday, in key victories that could fuel the legalization movement as cannabis usage is increasingly recognized by the American mainstream.

The Oregon and Alaska measures would legalize recreational pot use and usher in a network of retail pot shops similar to those operating in Washington state and Colorado, which in 2012 voted to become the first U.S. states to allow marijuana use for fun.

A less far-reaching proposal in the District of Columbia to allow marijuana possession but not retail sales won nearly 65 percent of the vote with all precincts reporting, unofficial results showed.

The referendums come amid shifts in American opinions on marijuana in recent years that have energized efforts to legalize cannabis, a drug that remains illegal under federal law even as Colorado and Washington state have been given the go-ahead to experiment with legalization.

"In 2016 we're going to push the ball forward in several states until we end prohibition," Leland Berger, a Portland attorney who helped write the new law, told Reuters outside a packed Portland nightclub where advocates declared victory amid pot-centric revelry.

Advocates have portrayed the District of Columbia measure as a civil rights issue, saying studies have shown that African Americans are disproportionately more likely to be arrested on marijuana charges than are people of other races.

The D.C. measure had been strongly favored to pass but could still be halted during a review by the U.S. Congress, which has constitutional oversight over the capital. The measure would allow adults 21 and older to possess up to two ounces (57 grams) of cannabis and grow up to six plants.


The Oregon law, which drew 54 percent support in preliminary returns, takes effect in July 2015 and stores could open the following year.

The Alaska measure was leading by about 52-48 percent with nearly 97 percent of precincts reporting preliminary results late on Tuesday, and groups for and against the initiative said it had passed.

If given official approval, a regulatory body would have nine months to write regulations after the election is certified and the measure becomes law, with stores likely coming at some point in 2016.

Opponents of legal weed in Oregon say they would take their fight to the Oregon legislature, pushing for stricter laws designed to limit access to pot by children, among other efforts.

Kevin Sabet, co-founder of anti-legalization group Smart Approaches to Marijuana, said his group would redouble its efforts to build a broader coalition to beat back better-funded pro-cannabis groups ahead of what is expected to be an expanded fight in 2016.

"Tonight is going to inspire us to do better and to try harder and go after the donors we have to go after in order to level the playing field," Sabet said. "The more people that hear about legalization, the more people are uncomfortable with it. For us it's about getting our message out."

Meanwhile, a proposed constitutional amendment to make Florida the 24th state and the first in the South to allow medical marijuana was defeated after falling short of the 60 percent support needed to pass, according to groups both for and against the measure.

In Maine, a proposal to legalize the possession of small amounts of recreational marijuana failed in Lewiston and passed in South Portland, advocacy groups said. In Guam, unofficial results indicated it became the first U.S. territory to approve medical marijuana, an election official there said.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 05, 2014, 08:37:06 am
1Thes 5:6  Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
1Th 5:7  For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
1Th 5:8  But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

FYI - doesn't the whole "truth" movement support pot legalization?

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Post by: Mark on November 05, 2014, 10:05:46 am

Fisting, Anal Sex, **** Pictures: Broadcast TV's Ratings Grab Gets Raunchy

The Big 5 networks push shocking new boundaries amid cable envy and a climate with few, if any, fines from the FCC

This story first appeared in the Nov. 14 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

This season, broadcast TV isn't for the prudish. Nearly two months into the fall, it's clear that explicit jokes and boundary-pushing storylines are changing the definition of what sexual content is acceptable in prime­time. Out are love triangles and awkward dates. In are jokes about anal sex, "fisting" and teen **** that Parents Television Council president Tim Winter says are "absolutely inappropriate for primetime broadcast television."

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Fox's New Girl season premiere featured Zooey Deschanel repeatedly muttering "sex fist!" as an expression for the roommates' quest to hook up at a wedding. Multiple fisting jokes followed — as did episodes where the gang got stoned and Deschanel dated a guy with amicropenis. "We got away with murder," exec producer Brett Baer told THR after the premiere. "We've given broadcast standards a run for their money." Over on Fox's The Mindy Project, nearly an entire episode focused on Mindy Kaling and Chris Messina debating whether he "slipped" and attempted to, ahem, go in the back door. That led to discussions of sexual positions, including the "necktie," "ascot" and "bagpipe."

On the drama side, ABC's Scandal — airing in its new 9 p.m. slot — opened the season with Kerry Washington and Scott Foley in an explicit entanglement on the beach. Weeks later,showrunner Shonda Rhimes brought "Eiffel Towering" to primetime when the president's teenage daughter was caught on tape performing a lewd sex act that many had to Google. On Oct. 30, Disney-owned ABC rankled the PTC by airing a Scandal sex scene minutes after a Charlie Brown Halloween special.

"I have no intention of changing what's happening on Scandal at 9," Rhimes told THR in July. "That will be interesting. I look forward to being censored." But she hasn't been. And not to be outdone, Rhimes' 10 p.m. drama How to Get Away With Murder featured a character saying, "He did things to my ass that made my eyes water" and ended an episode with Viola Davis asking, "Why is your **** on a dead girl's phone?"

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What's behind the trend? Competition with cable, of course, and a desire by low-rated shows such as Mindy and New Girl to cause a stir (for the most part it hasn't worked). Some say network censors have pushed back less often now that FCC fines are few and far between, though one top exec downplays the hoopla. "As lines blur between broadcast, basic cable and premium cable, there may be a concentration of pushing sexual boundaries in certain shows," he says. "But it is hardly a mandate or a trend."

Still, Winter says, "We have to start asking if some of these gray area instances really do cross the line." He points to a sketched **** on NBC's Bad Judge. "Hopefully, the FCC will levy a fine or two and let broadcasters know that the law is still in place and they have to respect it."


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 05, 2014, 10:46:20 am
Yeah, noticed that too - whenever I would flip the channels, it seems like that's all you hear and see - even worse, you don't hear any outcry or concerns from these so-called "religious right" or "pro-family" groups anymore.

30, 20, and even 10 years ago - these same "moral first" groups would have almost immediately made a big fuss over this.

FWIW - sodomy defined in the 1828 Webster's Dictionary is crimes against nature. Pt being sodomy also goes beyond man lying/abusing themselves with mankind, effeminaty, etc. Remember Lot's righteous soul was vexed daily being among the wicked in Sodom.

2Peter 2:7  And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:
2Pe 2:8  (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)

I'll admit - my soul gets vexed whenever I hear this "contemporary christian" music, people blaspheming the Lord's name, raunchy sex jokes in the media, etc. I'm sure everyone here feels the same way.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 27, 2014, 01:32:07 pm
E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times carcinogens: Japan research

E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the level of cancer-causing agents in regular tobacco, Japanese scientists said Thursday, the latest blow to an invention once heralded as less harmful than smoking.

The electronic devices -- increasingly popular around the world, particularly among young people -- function by heating flavoured liquid, which often contains nicotine, into a vapour that is inhaled, much like traditional cigarettes but without the smoke.

Researchers commissioned by Japan's Health Ministry found carcinogens such as formaldehyde and acetaldehyde in vapour produced by several types of e-cigarette liquid, a health ministry official told AFP.

Formaldehyde -- a substance found in building materials and embalming fluids -- was present at much higher levels than carcinogens found in the smoke from regular cigarettes, the official said.

"In one brand of e-cigarette the team found more than 10 times the level of carcinogens contained in one regular cigarette," said researcher Naoki Kunugita, adding that the amount of formaldehyde detected varied through the course of analysis.

"Especially when the... wire (which vaporises the liquid) gets overheated, higher amounts of those harmful substances seemed to be produced."

Kunugita and his team at the National Institute of Public Health, who submitted their report to the ministry on Thursday, analysed several cartridges of e-cigarette fluid using a machine that "inhaled" 10 sets of 15 puffs.

One brand, the name of which was not revealed, showed a more than 10-fold level of formaldehyde on nine out of every 10 sets.

Another brand showed similar levels on several sets, but was not consistently that high.

Kunugita said the research showed e-cigarettes are not the harmless products many people assume them to be.

"We need to be aware that some makers are selling such products for dual use (with tobacco) or as a gateway for young people" to start a smoking habit, he warned.

**So where are all the concerns by Capitol Hill now? Remember in the 1990's when Congress intervened when cigarettes were being marketed toward young people?

In common with many jurisdictions, Japan does not regulate non-nicotine e-cigarettes.

- 'Serious threat' -

Nicotine e-cigarettes, or so-called Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS), are subjected to the country's pharmaceutical laws, but they can be bought easily on the Internet, although they are not readily available in shops as they are in some Western countries.

"You call them e-cigarettes, but they are products totally different from regular tobacco," the ministry official said.

"The government is now studying the possible risks associated with them, with view to looking at how they should be regulated."

In August, the World Health Organisation called on governments to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, warning they pose a "serious threat" to unborn babies and young people.

Despite scant research on their effects, the WHO said there was enough evidence "to caution children and adolescents, pregnant women, and women of reproductive age" about e-cigarette use, due to the "potential for foetal and adolescent nicotine exposure (having) long-term consequences for brain development".

The UN health body also said they should be banned from indoor public spaces.

US health authorities said earlier this year that the number of young people there who have tried e-cigarettes tripled from 2011 to 2013.

More than a quarter of a million young people who had never smoked a cigarette used e-cigarettes last year, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Supporters of e-cigarettes say the devices are a safer alternative to traditional tobacco, whose bouquet of toxic chemicals and gases can cause cancer, heart disease and strokes -- among the leading causes of death in many countries.

But opponents say the devices have only been around for a few years, and the long-term health impact from inhaling their industrial vapour is unclear.

Big tobacco companies are snapping up producers of e-cigarettes, wary of missing out on a snowballing global market worth about $3 billion.

Earlier this month, Oxford Dictionaries picked "vape"-- the act of smoking an e-cigarette -- as their new word of the year.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 28, 2014, 04:45:43 pm
Marijuana Dispensaries Are Celebrating Black Friday, Too

For shoppers of age in Colorado and Washington state, the most novel deal this Black Friday isn’t a gadget like the iPhone 6. If what they’re looking for is relaxation, they’re in luck: For their first Black Friday ever, recreational marijuana dispensaries in those states are offering some great deals on weed.

“This is one of the first times in the nation that we’re going to be able to do such crazy discounts and specials on marijuana products, and have people 21 years or older be able to come in and join the festivities,” says John Satterfield, a distribution worker at Denver’s Kindman Premium Cannabis.

Kindman had its lights on for a few hours this Thanksgiving—“just in case you want[ed] to get away from the family,” says Satterfield—and will offer huge discounts all weekend to compete with other retail dispensaries. Deals will include $50 ounces for the first 16 Colorado residents per day Friday through Sunday, along with other price cuts on products like joints and edibles. Some discounts will hit 80 to 90 percent, Satterfield says.

For dispensaries, the move into Black Friday discounts represents another step into the mainstream. Sean Taggart, manager of the Green Room, said the Boulder, Colorado dispensary is also offering discounts, including pricing all of their eighths at $40—usually $50.

“People will be out and about already, so we might as well accommodate the people that are out taking on Black Friday already,” Taggart says.

Colorado and Washington state residents voted to legalize recreational marijuana in 2012, and retailers in both states opened for business earlier this year. According to one study, the marijuana industry could be worth $8 billion a year by 2018.

The move into Black Friday promotions raises the same issues for dispensaries as it does for any other outlet—like whether employees should have to work during a time traditionally spent with family.

Green Anne, a dispensary in Seattle, will not be open, says manager Eduardo Beaumont. “We’re a really small shop, and we don’t have that many people working here, and my boss respects the fact that people want to be with their families,” Beaumont says. He added that Green Anne will probably be one of few places that stays closed.

The products may be new, but the quandaries—and the traditions—definitely aren't. “We’re trying to do things to give back to our customers,” Satterfield says. “And just trying to spread the holiday cheer and get everybody a little bit high.”

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Post by: Mark on December 20, 2014, 07:06:00 am
Police: Florida High School Student Led Prostitution Ring

A 17-year-old recruited fellow high school students for a prostitution ring and coordinated deals on social media, charging $50 to $100 in cash and alcohol, police in Florida said.

The teen is charged with felony human trafficking after a Friday arrest in Venice, near Sarasota on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The Associated Press generally doesn’t name juveniles accused of crimes.

John Michael Mosher, 21, also was arrested Friday. Police say he paid $40 and a bottle of liquor to have sex with a 15-year-old girl. She did not want to participate in the sex act, according to police.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 22, 2015, 08:04:38 pm
Not a fan of Ruckman - but in this 1 minute video, he makes a very, very good point with this scripture.

1Timothy 5:23  Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.


Not a fan of Ruckman - but in this 1 minute video, he makes a very, very good point with this scripture.

1Timothy 5:23  Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.

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Post by: RickStudy on January 23, 2015, 06:43:39 am
In my opinion technology, especially modern bio technology, is a form of enchantment, witchcraft and sorcery. Much of this junk, so easily accepted by religious people will come under judgement and condemnation. I believe this with all my heart.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 24, 2015, 07:54:17 pm
Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America's wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and court rulings.

Making Alaska the third state to legalize recreational marijuana was the goal of a coalition including libertarians, rugged individualists and small-government Republicans who prize the privacy rights enshrined in the state's constitution.

But when they voted 53-47 percent last November to legalize marijuana use by adults in private places, they left many of the details to lawmakers and regulators to sort out.

Meanwhile, Alaska Native leaders worry that legalization will bring new temptations to communities already confronting high rates of drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence and suicide.

"When they start depending on smoking marijuana, I don't know how far they'd go to get the funds they need to support it, to support themselves," said Edward Nick, council member in Manokotak, a remote village of 400 that is predominantly Yup'ik Eskimo.

Both alcohol and drug use are prohibited in Nick's village 350 miles southwest of Anchorage, even inside the privacy of villagers' homes.

But Nick fears that the initiative, in combination with a 1975 state Supreme Court decision that legalized marijuana use inside homes — could open doors to drug abuse.

Initiative backers promised Native leaders that communities could still have local control under certain conditions. Alaska law gives every community the option to regulate alcohol locally. From northern Barrow to Klawock, 1,291 miles away in southeast Alaska, 108 communities impose local limits on alcohol, and 33 of them ban it altogether.

But the initiative did not provide clear opt-out language for tribal councils and other smaller communities, forcing each one to figure out how to proceed Tuesday.

November's initiative also bans smoking in public, but didn't define what that means, and lawmakers left the question to the alcohol regulatory board, which planned to meet early Tuesday to discuss an emergency response.

In Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, officials tried and failed in December to ban a new commercial marijuana industry. But Police Chief Mark Mew said his officers will be strictly enforcing the public smoking ban. He even warned people against smoking on their porches if they live next to a park.

Other officials are still discussing a proposed cultivation ban for the wild Kenai Peninsula. But far to the north, in North Pole, smoking outdoors on private property will be OK as long as it doesn't create a nuisance, officials there said.

While the 1975 court decision protected personal marijuana possession and a 1998 initiative legalized medicinal marijuana, state lawmakers twice criminalized any possession over the years, creating an odd legal limbo.

As of Tuesday, adult Alaskans can not only keep and use pot, they can transport, grow it and give it away. A second phase, creating a regulated and taxed marijuana market, won't start until 2016 at the earliest.

And while possession is no longer a crime under state law, enjoying pot in public can bring a $100 fine.

That's fine with Dean Smith, a pot-smoker in Juneau who has friends in jail for marijuana offenses. "It's going to stop a lot of people getting arrested for nonviolent crimes," he said.

The initiative's backers warned pot enthusiasts to keep their cool.

"Don't do anything to give your neighbors reason to feel uneasy about this new law. We're in the midst of an enormous social and legal shift," organizers wrote in the Alaska Dispatch News, the state's largest newspaper.

Richard Ziegler, who had been promoting what he called "Idida-toke" in a nod to Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, reluctantly called off his party.

There's no such pullback for former television reporter Charlo Greene, now CEO of the Alaska Cannabis Club, which is having its grand opening on Tuesday in downtown Anchorage. She's already pushing the limits, promising to give away weed to paying "medical marijuana" patients and other "club members."

Greene — who quit her job with a four-letter walkoff on live television last year to devote her efforts to passing the initiative — plans a celebratory toke at 4:20 p.m.

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Post by: Mark on February 28, 2015, 08:02:38 am
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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 07, 2015, 04:39:03 pm
A majority favors marijuana legalization for first time, according to nation’s most authoritative survey

For the first time, the General Social Survey -- a large, national survey conducted every two years and widely considered to represent the gold standard for public opinion research -- shows a majority of Americans favoring the legalization of marijuana.

In interviews conducted between March and October of last year -- when the legal marijuana markets in Colorado and Washington were ramping up -- researchers asked 1,687 respondents the following question: "Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal or not?"

Fifty-two percent said pot should be legalized, 42 percent opposed it, and another 7 percent were undecided. Support is up 9 percentage points from 2012, the last time the survey was conducted.

The GSS marijuana numbers trace the trajectory of U.S. drug policy over the past 40 years. In 1974, a year after the Shafer Commission recommended removing marijuana from Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act, public support for full legalization stood at 19 percent. Support rose through the 1970s, reaching nearly 30 percent in 1978, only to plummet during the Reagan years, "Just Say No" and the advent of the drug war.

The year 1990 represented the nadir of legalization support, when it stood at 16 percent. But the numbers rose steadily through the 1990s as states began adopting medical marijuana laws, starting with California in 1996. As recently as 2006, support stood only at 32 percent -- just a little bit higher than the previous peak in 1978. In the fewer than 10 years since then, support has jumped 20 percentage points -- mirroring, in many ways, the dramatic shift in public opinion on gay marriage over the same period.

Legalization supporters have been able to capitalize on that energy and secure full legalization in four states, with a partial legal status in DC similar to the Schafer Commission's original recommendation. Opponents have scrambled to catch up, but the sharp and sustained increase in public opinion means they're facing an uphill battle. That fact that they've been drastically outspent at every turn -- partially a reflection of greater public support for the pro-legalization camp -- hasn't helped things.

Still, after repeated losses at the ballot box legalization opponents are now turning toward the courts. The attorneys general of Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed suit against Colorado. Former DEA administrators and a DC-based tough-on-crime group advocating for harsher prison sentences have also rallied to the cause. Additional state-level lawsuits may be coming soon.

For a public increasingly weary of the toll of decades of costly and ineffective drug policies, these cases will be a tough sell. Younger Americans -- including Republican ones -- overwhelmingly favor marijuana legalization. And after a year of legal pot, Colorado doesn't appear to be experiencing buyer's remorse. A recent Quinnipiac poll found that 58 percent of Colorado's voters said they supported the state's marijuana law -- slightly more than the 55 percent who approved it in 2012.

The strong numbers in the latest General Social Survey indicate that the issue isn't losing salience with the public. At the national level, support for legal marijuana remains robust -- and doesn't show signs of wavering any time soon.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 07, 2015, 11:14:40 pm
As you all know, recently I've been posting sermons from Grace Bible (House)Church(Troy Dukes is the pastor). Every now and then, he will have fellowship interactions with the BOC, where we can ask him questions.

Philippians 4:5  Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

I asked him whether moderation applies to thinks like drinking liquor and pot smoking, here is his response...

In this passage it is describing your Christian modesty.  Not like in clothing, but like in restraint of our passions and being free of excesses.  First, this must be talking about things lawful,  for even the slightest indulgence of that which is unlawful is forbidden.  Second, it is to be known of all men.  Now Christians are not to brag, but this is something we should be sure to show.  that is, be sure to publicly demonstrate that you are not about public demonstration and show.  That is paradoxical.  Have no interest in showing off, and let that be obvious, with a right spirit.  Now, as for alcohol and pot.  These thing do not fall under the lawful that can be abused, such as food, sleep, money, possessions.  they fall under the category of what is forbidden, therefore, there can be no moderate use of the thingFor it is out of the reach of the rule of moderation.  If we have a heart for God, we will not use His rules which protect us from getting addicted to good things, to permit ourselves the license to use the forbidden things that are addictive.
I hope that helps,
Pastor Dukes

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 11, 2015, 11:40:09 am
Ireland has accidentally legalised ecstasy, ketamine and crystal meth for one day only

Ecstasy, ketamine, and hundreds of other drugs are currently legal in Ireland for one day only thanks to an accidental loophole in the law, The Journal reports.

Ireland's 1977 Misuse of Drugs Act was found unconstitutional by the Irish Court of Appeal on Tuesday morning — meaning that the drugs currently prohibited in it are legal.

Drugs that are currently legal in Ireland reportedly include ecstasy, crystal meth and ketamine. So-called 'legal highs' are also no longer prohibited, along with more than 100 other drugs, according to News Talk.

Heroin, **** and cannabis are not affected.

The Irish government is now preparing emergency legislation to fix this loophole. But despite sitting late tonight to do so, the law "can only take effect on the day after its signed into law," according to The Journal, meaning ecstasy will remain legal in Ireland until 12AM Thursday at the earliest.

The Irish government has released a statement admitting that while it "does not affect existing laws regarding the supply, possession or sale" of heroin, **** and cannabis, "it does affect the possession of certain newer psychoative substances."

Opportunistic drug dealers should still be wary, however. "We are advised that the sale and supply of psychoative substances remains an offence under existing legislation," the statement adds.

Here's the full statement:


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Post by: Mark on March 12, 2015, 02:25:43 pm
Florida City Yanks Tax-Exempt Status from ‘Church’ Running ‘Sexy’ Spring Break Nightclub

Officials with a Florida city has revoked the local tax-exempt status from a so-called church that has been running what the city deems a sexually-charged nightclub during Spring Break.

“It’s very disturbing, especially inside our city limits here in Bay County,” Panama City Beach Police Chief Drew Whitman told reporters this week. “I think we’re better than that.”

The Life Center Church, run by leader Markus Bishop, has been hosting “Spring Break Amnesia” at its facility since late February, featuring events and merchandise that even the local authorities have found to be shocking for a place of worship.

“A bottle club, charging $20 at the door and selling obscene T-shirts is not being used as a church,” Property Appraiser Dan Sowell told the Panama City News Herald. “A God-fearing, God-honoring church in January does not sponsor this type of debauchery in March.”

The website for Spring Break Amnesia advertises an “Anything But Clothes” painting party, a Mardis Gras bead-throwing event, and a “Wet and Wild” party complete with twerking–a sexually-suggestive dance perhaps made most popular in recent years by pop star Miley Cyrus.
Example of original posting just days ago.

Example of original posting just days ago.

“‘Slumber’ is a pajama and lingerie party hosted by the sexiest ladies on the beach,” the site’s event description read just three days ago. “‘Anything But Clothes’ showcases your artistic side, featuring your mind and body. How creative can you be? Bare as you dare to attend in anything but clothes (toga, body paint, etc.).”

The Spring Break Amnesia website also featured a number of t-shirts for sale, including several that featured graphics of stick figures performing sexual acts on each other, and one that read “I hate being sober.”

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Sheriff Frank McKeithen said that he went inside the facility and saw the shirts hanging up on the walls.

“You turn around and you look at the walls on the church, and you see t-shirts with graphic explicit sexual pictures on them,” he said. “I’m scratching my head. How can this be a church, and this is going on?”

But after media outlets in Panama City began to report on the matter, Life Center Church quickly revised their website and took a number of the sexually-explicit t-shirts out of the online store. As of yesterday, the word “lingerie” was removed from the slumber party description and the “Anything But Clothes” event was revised to read, “Bare as you dare to attend (toga, body paint, etc.) This is not a **** event.”
Altered description.

Altered description.

Under the Mardis Gras event, which used to read, “What will you do for your beads?” the event organizers added, “Maybe a backflip or bunny hop” to tone down the connotation.

Patrons are charged $20 to enter what is called “The Tabernacle,” which is being categorized by Life Center as a donation. But officials in Panama City state that what is going on inside of the facility is not a church and is a commercial night club enterprise. McKeithen told reporters that the property has been zoned as a church and because it has been exempt from paying property taxes for year.


Thus, its current operations have been now deemed a violation and the facility’s tax-exempt status has been revoked. Life Center Church claims that the event is simply a part of its “youth ministry.”

According to police, leader Markus Bishop has a criminal past and is currently on probation for allegedly giving a teen marijuana and kissing her against her will. Bishop, former leader of Faith Christian Family Church, professes to be a Christian, but also dabbles with other religions.

“It’s not about what label you wear or title you carry, it’s about what goes on inside you,” he said in 2013. “I am a follower of Jesus. I practice … Buddhism. I am a student of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and I am a student in miracles and more than anything I am passionate about a path of reality that manifests in love and peace.”

“But he’s not the only one out there with a criminal record that’s running a enterprise like this, but he’s the only one out there flying under the colors of a church that’s doing this, and that’s very disturbing to me,” McKeithen said.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 16, 2015, 01:52:31 pm
Aging baby boomers bring drug habits into middle age

UPLAND, Calif.—From the time he was a young man coming of age in the 1970s, Mike Massey could have served as a poster child for his generation, the baby boomers. He grew his hair long to the dismay of his father, surfed, played in rock bands and says he regularly got high on marijuana and ****.

The wild times receded as he grew older. In his 30s, he stopped using drugs altogether, rose into executive positions with the plumbers and pipe fitters union, bought a house in this Los Angeles suburb and started a family. But at age 50, Mr. Massey injured his knee running. He took Vicodin for the pain but soon started using pills heavily, mixing the opioids with alcohol, he said.

“It reminded me of getting high and getting loaded,” said Mr. Massey, now 58 years old, who went into recovery and stopped using drugs and alcohol in 2013. “Your mind never forgets that.”

Today, the story of this balding, middle-aged executive continues to reflect that of his generation.

Older adults are abusing drugs, getting arrested for drug offenses and dying from drug overdoses at increasingly higher rates. These surges have come as the 76 million baby boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, reach late middle age. Facing the pains and losses connected to aging, boomers, who as youths used drugs at the highest rates of any generation, are once again—or still—turning to drugs.

The trend has U.S. health officials worried. The sharp increase in overdose deaths among older adults in particular is “very concerning,” said Wilson Compton, deputy director for the federal government’s National Institute on Drug Abuse.

The rate of death by accidental drug overdose for people aged 45 through 64 increased 11-fold between 1990, when no baby boomers were in the age group, and 2010, when the age group was filled with baby boomers, according to an analysis of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mortality data. That multiple of increase was greater than for any other age group in that time span.

The surge has pushed the accidental overdose rate for these late middle age adults higher than that of 25- to 44-year-olds for the first time. More than 12,000 boomers died of accidental drug overdoses in 2013, the most recent data available. That is more than the number that died that year from either car accidents or influenza and pneumonia, according to the CDC.

“Generally, we thought of older individuals of not having a risk for drug abuse and drug addiction,” Dr. Compton said. “As the baby boomers have aged and brought their habits with them into middle age, and now into older adult groups, we are seeing marked increases in overdose deaths.”

Experts say the drug problem among the elderly has been caused by the confluence of two key factors: a generation with a predilection for mind-altering substances growing older in an era of widespread opioid painkiller abuse. Pain pills follow marijuana as the most popular ways for aging boomers to get high, according to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, which conducts an annual national survey on drug use. Opioid painkillers also are the drug most often involved in overdoses, followed by antianxiety drugs, **** and heroin.

Wall Street Journal interviews with dozens of older drug users and recovering addicts revealed an array of personal stories behind the trend. Some had used drugs their entire lives and never slowed down. Others had used drugs when they were younger, then returned to them later in life after a divorce, death in the family or job loss.

“If you have a trigger, and your youth is caught up in that Woodstock mentality, you’re going to revert back,” said Jamie Huysman, 60, clinical adviser to the senior program at Caron Treatment Centers, a residential drug treatment organization that plans to break ground this summer on a $10 million medical center in Pennsylvania catering to older adults. “We were pretty conditioned that we could be rebellious, that we could take drugs, and so this is how we respond today.”

Drug-rehabilitation programs are grappling with how to handle the boom in older patients. More than 5.7 million people over the age of 50 will need substance-abuse treatment by the year 2020, according to estimates from government researchers. Meanwhile, hospitals have seen a sharp increase in the number of older adults admitted for drug-related health problems, government statistics show.

“We’re still in the process of figuring out: How do we ensure we have a strong workforce that can address this, and the appropriate settings to address this?” said Peter Delany, director of the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality at the Department of Health and Human Services.

Over the past decade, illicit drug use among people over 50 has increased at the same time that the rate for teens—the group that draws the most public concern when it comes to substance abuse—has declined, according to the federal government’s annual survey on drug use. A similar pattern exists for drug arrests: rates fell in nearly every younger age group in the country between 1997 and 2012, but not for those between the ages of 45 and 64.

Boomers have always ranked high on the charts that measure drug use. In 1979, high school seniors, born in 1961, set the record for self-reported illicit drug use in the past year, according to an annual national survey called Monitoring the Future. The rate of drug use among boomers has fallen significantly as the cohort has aged, but it is about triple the percentage of people in the previous generation who reported drug use in their older years.

Neil Howe, a historian and author of several books on generational trends, said that boomers have always stood out for their willingness to break with convention and take risks, which included using drugs.

“They themselves continue to behave in a less inhibited fashion even as younger generations turn away from that type of risk taking,” he said.

(Rates of major sexually transmitted diseases have also increased for people over 45 in recent years, according to the CDC.)

Rehab centers that were designed for younger people are adjusting to the new clientele. Getting rid of bunk beds, hiring more experienced addiction counselors and providing medical care on-site are some measures being taken. Amid prescription painkiller abuse, old-age aches and pains are treated with acupuncture and nonaddictive painkillers. Another change is therapy sessions that are designed for older adults.

At the Hanley Center at Origins in West Palm Beach, Fla., there is a treatment program just for baby boomers separate from both older and younger adults. They live together in the same building during their stay and attend group therapy together.

At one session, a woman who said she was an alcoholic told the dozen people sitting in a circle that she had received roses from her family that day. It made her feel guilty: “I really don’t deserve anything from them,” she said, breaking down in tears.

Deborah Christensen, a counselor and boomer herself, then led an exercise where other recovering addicts acted out the woman’s family dynamics. In the scene, her adult daughter was the voice of reason, calming the family during frequent fights over substance abuse.

The guilt from having forced adult children into that role struck a chord. “I identify,” another woman chimed in. “My ex-husband was an opiate addict, and I saw my oldest as the caretaker.”

John Dyben, who heads the boomer and older adult programs at Hanley, said that there are different barriers to getting each generation on the road to recovery. With the oldest generation, it is shame about admitting an addiction; with youth, it is a belief that they are indestructible. With boomers, he said, it is an attitude that they know all the answers and a belief that drugs aren’t necessarily a bad thing.

To that end, counselors at Hanley put less emphasis on the traditional stories about how substance abuse ruins people’s lives when treating boomers because, “for every story you’ve got, they’ve got 15 others about people who expanded their minds with drugs and then became successful CEOs,” Dr. Dyben said.

Instead, they focus on educating them about the science of addiction. They also give them a more active role in planning their own treatment.

Opiates are the drug that is most frequently landing boomers in treatment, according to federal data that tracks admissions to centers that receive some public funding. In 2012 for those aged 45-64, 36% of admissions for drugs were for heroin, with an additional 12% for opioid painkillers, followed by 22% for crack ****, and 10% for methamphetamines.

Alcohol and alcohol mixed with a secondary drug made up more than half of the overall admissions.

For Clare Mannion, 64, the trigger was looming retirement from a long career in real estate. Five years ago, Ms. Mannion said, as she settled down in Florida after a lifetime of moving around the country, “most people were saying, ‘What more do you want? Why aren’t you ready to’—the magic word—‘retire?’ ”

“What I heard, given my personality was, ‘Aren’t you ready to retire from life?’ ” she said. “Internally, I felt pretty hopeless, and what was the most easily accessible were prescription drugs and alcohol.”

Ms. Mannion said she would mix antianxiety pills known as benzodiazepines with alcohol. After two DUI arrests, Ms. Mannion landed in treatment in 2013 in a program designed for baby boomers and run by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in Florida. She has been clean ever since, she said. Today, she said, she feels “electrically alive.”

For older adults, the side effects of getting high can be much harsher than for younger people, experts say. As the body ages, the metabolism slows, making it harder to process drugs, said NIDA’s Dr. Compton.

The rates of hospital stays and emergency room visits for drug-related health problems have skyrocketed for older adults in the past two decades. In 2012, people between the ages of 45 and 64 had the highest rate of inpatient hospital stays for opioid overuse; two decades ago, it was those between 25 and 44, according to the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

For Mr. Massey, the Southern California executive, a near-overdose two years ago was one of the dramatic events that pushed him toward getting clean. One night, sitting on his bed after taking a cocktail of painkillers, he had a seizure and blacked out. “Next thing I know I was waking up and my wife was upset and my kids were crying and these paramedics were pumping on my chest,” he said.

Before getting hooked on pills, Mr. Massey said he thought he had left the habits of his younger days behind. Back then, in the 1970s, doing a line of **** was a pickup move at parties, and pot was plentiful. He worked as a welder in San Diego and played lead guitar in a rock band called Loose Enz. His idol was Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. “I tried to live like I was in the Stones,” he said dryly. “I was on tour every night.”

Lucky Dare Fleming, 66, a friend who was a drummer in the band, said he didn’t realize at the time that drugs would become a serious problem for Mr. Massey. “Me, I’ve just gone along and dabbled recreationally,” said Mr. Fleming. “It was a little more alluring to Mike, and he had to get away from it.”

Mr. Massey’s late father, George, was a World War II vet, a tough steward in the plumbers and pipe fitters union, and a heavy drinker, said his son, who recalls him carrying his union contract, a half-pint of whiskey and a pistol in his lunch pail.

A knee injury, and pills

After getting clean, Mr. Massey said he came to realize that he had been harboring deep shame about not being strong or tough enough his whole life, and that a violent childhood had affected him more deeply than he knew. He grew up in hardscrabble neighborhoods, carried weapons to school and fought frequently. But he doesn’t like to cast blame for his drug use, saying, “I never put anything in my body against my will.”

After he stopped using drugs—which included a stint with meth in his late 20s—for the first time, his career took off: At age 35, he was promoted to a leadership position at a Los Angeles-based trust fund that represents the interests of unions and union contractors in the plumbing and piping industry. He met his wife, Dena, bought a home in the suburbs and had two children.

Then eight years ago, while exercising to lose weight, he aggravated an old knee injury and took a few Vicodin pills from a friend for the pain. A day later, he took a handful.

“I thought, no big deal—my knee hurts and they’re prescription drugs,” he said. “The fact of the matter was I was abusing them the second day I had them.”

After surgeries to repair his knee and an arm he also injured, prescriptions brought him a steady supply of pain pills. He would down about 40 every day while drinking heavily. By that time, he had become executive director of the trust fund and several associated businesses, an organization known as the PIPE Group, which employs more than 200 people across the country. It was a stressful job probably better done by two people, said Sid Stolper, Mr. Massey’s boss for 21 years.

After Mr. Massey got, in his own words, “blasted” at work on pills and alcohol, Mr. Stolper called a meeting and delivered an ultimatum: Get clean or you’re fired.

“He is a very valued employee and does a lot for the organization,” said Mr. Stolper. “He was worth the effort of saving.”

At first, Mr. Massey resisted. But after detoxing for two weeks at home, he entered a two-week recovery program in San Diego. The center’s president, Tom Horvath, is a seminal figure in a rehabilitation movement called SMART Recovery, a secular, cognitive-behavioral-therapy based alternative to the 12-step approach. Mr. Massey now leads an online SMART Recovery group, and he is back at his job.

Talking about his generation, Mr. Massey said: “What I suspect is, we know how to get high; we know the sensation. In a broad sense, once you’ve been there, it’s easier to get back into it.”

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 22, 2015, 11:48:39 pm
Sex assault, drinking push colleges to moment of reckoning

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — On college campuses nationwide, the intertwined problems of sexual assault and alcohol are under intense scrutiny as students increasingly speak up and the federal government cracks down. Pushed to a collective moment of reckoning, colleges and universities are trying a slew of solutions focused on education, environment and enforcement.

At the University of Virginia, a social network will connect female freshmen with older mentors. Brown University hopes to make it easier for women to report sexual assault. In New Hampshire, Dartmouth College has banned hard liquor and plans to take the unusual step of completely overhauling its housing system.

At Dartmouth, where a committee spent nine months researching high-risk drinking, sexual assault and a general lack of community on campus, no one solution stood out.

"I was hopeful that they would find some campus that had really unlocked the secret, but what they found is that every campus is suffering from these issues and struggling with these issues," Dartmouth President Philip Hanlon said.

Even as administrators implement changes, new incidents have cropped up. A Penn State fraternity is accused of posting photos of **** women, some apparently unconscious, on a private Facebook page. The University of Wisconsin-Madison terminated a fraternity chapter last week after an investigation found it engaged in hazing that included excessive underage drinking and sexualized conduct.

At the University of Virginia, social activities at fraternities were suspended after the November publication of a Rolling Stone article describing a gang-**** at a fraternity. Though much of the article was later discredited, the school lifted the suspension only after Greek organizations agreed to new rules banning kegs, requiring security workers and ensuring at least three fraternity members are sober.

The university also is considering new courses on safety and a research institute on violence, and a group of administrators, faculty members, students and others will make recommendations next month on changing the university's culture with regard to alcohol and sexual assault.

In Rhode Island, where Brown University students recently protested the handling of a female student's drugging and sexual assault allegations, a task force on sexual assault is expected to release its final report this month. The university has begun implementing some recommendations made in December, including handling complaints more quickly and reducing the "traumatic nature" of the process.

Dartmouth last year overhauled its policies to include harsher sanctions for sexual assault and it is developing a four-year, mandatory sexual violence prevention program. On the fraternity front, it plans to require all student organizations, including fraternities and sororities, to undergo annual reviews to ensure they are being inclusive and diversifying their membership.

But going further, Dartmouth is literally changing how students live. Starting with the class of 2019, each incoming student will be assigned to one of six "house communities" — a cluster of residence halls that will serve as a home base for social and academic programs. Each community will have a professor in residence and dedicated space for academic and social interaction.

In recommending the house system, Hanlon's committee faulted the school for failing to invest in residential life over the years and creating a void that was largely filled by the Greek system.

Dartmouth joins a small but growing number of U.S. colleges and universities that have embraced the "residential college" model, which typically involves small, faculty-led communities that include students from various years and backgrounds. The concept goes back centuries in England, but only about 30 U.S. schools have at least one residential college, the vast majority of them created for reasons unrelated to the challenges that led to Dartmouth's decision.

Rice University in Texas, which started its residential college system in 1957, randomly assigns every student to one of 11 colleges. Mixing freshmen in with upperclassmen helps transfer traditions and standards of behavior, and having separate governing systems for each college makes them "incubators of problem-solving," said John Hutchinson, dean of undergraduates.

For example, when the university wanted to tackle alcohol abuse several years ago, he said, it gathered together residential college leaders, who then strongly recommended a ban on hard alcohol.

Dartmouth's plans are largely an experiment. No one has specifically studied whether residential colleges make for safer campuses, and like Dartmouth, a handful of schools with residential college systems are under investigation by the Department of Education for how they handle sexual assault and harassment.

But administrators and students say that such systems can help schools deal with problems better.

Tennessee's Vanderbilt University, where two former football players were recently convicted of raping an unconscious student in June 2013, opened 10 residential colleges for freshmen in 2008 and two more for older students last fall.

Cynthia Cyrus, provost for learning and residential affairs, said that there have been fewer reports of "extreme behaviors" from the two new colleges compared with traditional housing, and that students living in the freshmen houses and the new colleges more often have what she calls "the difficult conversations" about ****, religion and other issues.

Sophomore Vivek Shah is a resident adviser in Vanderbilt's Moore College, where two dormitories are connected by a central area that includes classrooms, conference rooms, and space for eating and studying. Thanks to his fellow residents, he has enjoyed women's soccer games, theater performances and concerts he otherwise would have skipped.

"Living with students not only of both genders but different grade levels and different experiences has really shown me that there is more to campus than just what I do," he said.

At Dartmouth, nearly 90 percent of students live on campus, but many switch rooms multiple times a year and treat their residence halls like hotels, returning only to sleep and do laundry.

In contrast, Rice senior Ravi Sheth says he felt at home before he even enrolled when he visited one of the residential colleges as a high school student. That sense of community was a main factor in his decision to attend the university, he said.

"It gives students a lot of control," he said, "over the environment in which they live."

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Post by: Mark on April 03, 2015, 05:44:32 am
First Church of Cannabis Approved in Indiana

Indiana will soon be home to The First Church of Cannabis, as the marijuana-inspired church has been approved by the state.
The Washington Post reports that church founder Bill Levin proposed the church in response to Indiana’s controversial religious freedom law, which critics say discriminate against homosexuals.
Secretary of State Connie Lawson approved the church as a religious corporation, according to the Post.
The church is “based on love and understanding with compassion for all” and has cannabis listed as its sacrament.
Levin said, “If someone is smoking in our church, God bless them. This is a church to show a proper way of life, a loving way to live life. We are called ‘cannataerians.’”
The founder does not identify as religious.
“I’m very faith-driven, I’m very spiritual and I’m filled with love,” Levin said. “I find that most religions are misled into gross perversions of what they are meant to be. This path has led me to lead a religion that people in today’s world can relate to it. We don’t have any guilt doctrine built in. We don’t have any sin built in.”
Marijuana remains illegal in Indiana for both medical and recreational purposes.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 03, 2015, 09:16:21 am
They wanted their "religious freedom"? They got it!

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Post by: FervorForFaith on April 03, 2015, 09:43:52 am
They wanted their "religious freedom"? They got it!

Oh man, you can say that again!

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Post by: Mark on April 04, 2015, 04:35:42 am
Rabbi: Marijuana is Kosher for Passover

New York Rabbi Ben Greenberg, formerly a Rabbi in marijuana-friendly Denver, Colorado wants you to know that you can use marijuana during Passover.  Passover begins this evening at sundown and lasts for 8 days or should I say, 8 Crazy Nights.

“There are really two different layers of prohibitions during Passover,” Greenberg explained by phone. “One of them is specific to the Ashkenazi Jew community, and the other one is the biblical prohibition, which is that you cant have any leaven–no grains. The additional layer of prohibition is that European Jews, about a hundred years ago, added that you can’t have anything that might look like a grain. So they don’t eat beans or rice on Passover.”

Does marijuana fall into those categories?

“The overwhelming majority of rabbis are clear that it does not,” Greenberg said.

“So the question becomes, In what form can you have it?” and here is where it gets tricky. “Because the problem with edibles is it might be processed in a way that includes leavening, or might come in contact with foods that are not kosher for Passover. So those items should be avoided.”

The Rabbi added, “After you’re done drinking four cups of wine at the Seder, I don’t know if you need anything extra. But if you do, and if you’re already in the realm of smoking anyways, and you’re in a state where it’s legal, then you don’t have to worry about the fact that the marijuana plant itself is not kosher for Passover.”

There you have it.


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Post by: Mark on April 20, 2015, 07:23:53 pm
Jezebelic ‘Sex Box’ Show Fails to Sell Immorality to the Masses

Sex Box has been canceled. The show caused the Parents Television Council to launch the #StopSexBox campaign in hopes of having the show removed from the cable bundle—and it worked.

Sex Box featured real-life couples having sex for a national television audience. Participants enter a soundproof box on stage, have sex and then discuss their "intimacy issues" with a panel of so-called experts. WE tv, which hosts the show, calls it a "groundbreaking, unprecedented and life-changing way for couples in crisis to heal their sexual and emotional issues."

"The theory behind the Sex Box is based on a revolutionary, scientifically proven concept: In the first 15 minutes after intimacy, the body is flooded with oxytocins and endorphins enabling people to really open up and reveal the root of their problems," the show description reveals. "Our couples have sex on stage in front of live studio audience in a specially designed chamber—the Sex Box."

Why was the show ultimately canceled? Deadline reports Sex Box didn't sell. The site reports only 378,000 people watched the first broadcast. The show eventually worked its way up to 490,000.

"Sex Box was a bold programming swing that broke new ground but did not connect with large numbers of viewers," WE tv said this afternoon in a statement to Deadline. "We are working with our production partners on a potential reformatted version of the show and are thankful for the efforts of everyone involved."

The Parents Television Council sees the cancellation as a major victory. Indeed, even if this so-called scientifically proven concept is valid, how does live sex belong on television? Isn't this just one more example of the Jezebel spirit's ongoing brazen media campaign? I think so.

"The program from its very outset was an affront to families, toxic to advertisers, and a clear demonstration of a badly broken business model that forces every cable/satellite subscriber to pay for unwanted and unwatched cable networks," said PTC President Tim Winter. "PTC members and other pro-family groups who signed petitions against the show are to be congratulated for their successful activism."


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 24, 2015, 12:43:43 pm
Synthetic marijuana sends 30 to hospitals across New Jersey

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - Health officials are warning New Jerseyans about a street drug that has sent about 30 people to emergency rooms throughout the state.

Authorities have issued the warning for synthetic marijuana, commonly known as spice or K2, which can cause severe agitation, seizures and renal failure.

No one has died in New Jersey as a result of the drug. But a 22-year-old South Brunswick woman apparently suffered an adverse reaction on Tuesday.

It's been seen mostly across the northern and central counties in the state.

Dr. Steven Marcus, the executive director and medical director of the poison information system, tells the Home News Tribune the drug is puzzling because it can induce extreme agitation and coma.

Marcus says the drug can kill and isn't just a strong version of marijuana.

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Post by: Mark on June 09, 2015, 06:34:02 am
New Dating App Claims to “Liberate” People from Monogamy

 A new dating app for people desiring non-monogamous, open relationships has drawn 70,000 users since it launched last month. The app’s website bills it as an anti-cheating alternative for members who are “liberated from the confines of conventional, old-fashioned, repressed ways of loving.”
The app, called OpenMinded, claims it caters to the growing number of people interested in “unconventional relationship configurations.” OpenMinded founder, Brandon Wade, launched the app in the midst of what he calls a shift in societal ideals: “Society has come to a point where marriage has taken a downward turn because it no longer satisfies the needs of the modern woman or man.”
But while conservative social analysts acknowledge a trend towards more casual sex, they argue Wade’s claims that most Americans are unsatisfied with monogamous marriage don’t hold up to facts. Rachel Sheffield, a policy analyst with the Heritage Foundation, notes the vast majority of Americans don’t accept or desire a marriage that allows for extramarital affairs.
Sheffield points to a Gallup survey released last week that found only 8 percent of Americans view married men or women having an affair as morally acceptable. That number increased just 1 percent from 2001 to 2015, while acceptance for other moral issues, like homosexual relationships and having a baby outside marriage, jumped 23 percent and 15 percent respectively during the same time period.
OpenMinded follows the familiar path of online dating sites and apps: become a member, create a profile, connect with other users. But the app allows users to identify what kind of relationship configuration they want, and how many users they would like to connect with.
Member “Jessie” is married with two grown children and lives in the Washington, D.C., area. On her profile, she describes herself as an “interesting, introspective, happily married D.C. professional,” who is “into building deep and loving relationships that add to the joy and aliveness of being human,” she told The Washington Post. She calls her approach “ethical non-monogamy” and says she and her husband have a close, intimate, committed relationship. She says she is open with him about weekly dates with one of her four extramarital partners. 
Wade argues traditional marriage restrictions are unnecessary in this modern era:  “If you look at marriage, it developed as a survival strategy and a means of raising kids,” Wade told the Post. “But relationships are no longer a necessary component of life. People have careers and other interests—they can survive without them.”
Sheffield disagrees. Statistics show monogamous marriage is still the best arrangement for adult and, especially, child flourishing, she said. Inside a stable marriage, children are less likely to be poor, drop out of high school, do drugs, or commit a crime, according to Heritage research.
“Marital stability matters for children,” Sheffield said. “A mother and a father who are committed provide children the greatest opportunity to thrive. Where do the children come into this brave new world of sexual relationships?”


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Post by: Mark on June 18, 2015, 05:21:46 am
Drug overdose death rates increase in 26 states

Drug overdose death rates have increased in 26 states and Washington, D.C., and overdoses continue to outpace car crashes as the leading cause of injury-related deaths, according to a new report.

Nearly 44,000 people die from drug overdoses each year, a figure that more than doubled from 1999 to 2013, and more than half of them stem from prescription pills.

The report from Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which was released Wednesday, ranks states on their actions to curb the most common causes of injury-related deaths — drug abuse, motor vehicle deaths, homicides, suicides, falls and traumatic brain injuries.

"Over 10 years, the opioid prescriptions have quadrupled, but there's not a change in the overall pain that Americans had in that same period," said Amber Williams, executive director of Safe States Alliance, an organization of experts who work on injury and violence prevention nationwide. "There's definitely a mismatch between the prescriptions and the health issues because the issues have remained the same."

Williams said these drugs, which in the past were used primarily for chronic pain or cancer treatment, are now being used for more treatments, leading to an increase in the prescription of opioids.

West Virginia, Kentucky and Nevada had the highest number of drug overdose-related deaths, according to the report. North Dakota saw the lowest rate: Only 2.6 per 100,000 people died from drug overdoses in a year. Overdose death rates have decreased in six states — Washington, North Dakota, Maine, Florida, Arkansas and Alabama.

In March, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released guidelines to address opioid-drug related overdose, death and dependence. The three-part strategy calls for more training and educational resources for health professionals making prescribing decisions, an increase in the use of naloxone, a drug that can prevent an overdose when taken correctly, and expanding access to medication assistance treatment.

The number of states that have "rescue drug" laws that allow prescription access to naloxone have doubled since 2013. Now 34 states and Washington, D.C., have laws that allow access to the drug and the FDA is meeting to discuss how public health groups may be able to expand use of the drug to reduce the risk of overdose.

The Centers for Disease Control is in the process of reviewing applications from states for new funding to help bolster states' efforts to prevent prescription drug abuse, said Deb Houry, director of the CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. The CDC will award 15 to 16 states $750,000 to $1 million each year for four years.

Houry said states will have to use the money to enhance their prescription drug monitoring programs and implement community or insurer/health system interventions to prevent prescription drug overdose and abuse.

Education for physicians about "overprescribing medication" and the dangers of prescribing opioids is just as important as educating consumers or those at risk of developing addiction, said Robert Lubran, a division director at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.

"SAMHSA's surveys of households show that people tend to share these medications, and they usually get them from one physician," Lubran said.

It's easy to assume people dying from drug overdoses are hard drug users, but that's not always the case, said Howard Josepher, a social worker and president and CEO of Exponents, a New York City-based drug treatment facility. He said a common issue his organization runs into is that people don't realize the danger of mixing alcohol and drugs.

"Overdose isn't just from heroin or opioids. Many times people are drinking or taking other kinds of drugs, and it isn't an overdose as much as a drug poisoning issue," he said.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 06, 2015, 10:42:22 pm
20 years ago, "Unsolved Mysteries" had a segment over a man who was "sleepwalking" when he ran over to his mother-in-law's home and killed her. I believe he got acquitted.(his in-laws were against him, but his wife supported him)

Retrial ordered in ‘sexsomnia’ case
Man convicted of sexual assault wins a new trial with an unusual defence: He was asleep at the time.

A Brockville area man will face a new trial for sexual assault after Ontario’s top court found that it’s worth considering whether the man committed the act while he was asleep.

It’s the sexsomnia defence.

Ryan Hartman was convicted by an Ontario Court judge in 2012 of sexually assaulting a woman at a house party and later sentenced to 14 months’ imprisonment and three years’ probation. He testified at his trial that he never assaulted the woman.

But his position changed at the Court of Appeal, where he admitted that he did it, but that he was in a “parasomnic state,” which he backed up with evidence from a forensic psychiatrist.

In a rare move, the three-judge panel allowed the new evidence and defence in a decision released Monday, and ordered that Hartman face a new trial so that he can be found either guilty or not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder.

“New defences advanced years after the relevant events, only when other defences have been tried and failed and the convicted offender stands at the prison gate, must be viewed with considerable judicial suspicion,” Justice David Doherty wrote for the panel.

“However, there will be cases in which the interests of justice require that an appellant be allowed to present a new defence on appeal … This is one of those rare cases.”

Hartman, 35, has so far only spent about two months of his sentence in jail, having been granted bail on several occasions as his appeal moved through the process.

“I’m pleased that the Court of Appeal took such a careful look at the evidence presented,” said his appeal lawyer, Danielle Robitaille, who did not represent him at trial.

The sexsomnia defence is not new, although it is uncommon.

“For one thing, there are not a lot of sexsomniacs,” said criminal defence lawyer Daniel Brown, who is not involved in the case. “And the other thing is that as an available defence, it leads a person basically to be found not criminally responsible by reason of a mental disorder, and so it subjects them to a potentially indefinite period in custody … It isn’t a complete acquittal.”

Hartman had quite a bit to drink one night at a house party in 2011 and ended up spending the night, falling asleep in front of the television, according to the appeal court ruling. He did not know the complainant, identified in the ruling as R.C., who fell asleep with her boyfriend on an air mattress in the kitchen.

She woke up feeling pain in her anus, and realized that her pants had been pulled down. She soon identified the person behind her who had his hand on her hip as Hartman. She testified at trial that she told police Hartman “was just pretending like he was sleeping” when she awoke.

Robitaille told the Star she pursued the sexsomnia defence after reading the evidence of the complainant, who had said Hartman was snoring at the time of the assault.

She was familiar with the defence because of the famous case of Toronto landscaper Jan Luedecke, who successfully argued sexsomnia all the way to the Court of Appeal after sexually assaulting a woman at a house party in 2003.

The Ontario Review Board, which reviews the status of individuals found to be not criminally responsible, found in 2009 that Luedecke does not pose a significant risk to the community and gave him an absolute discharge.

At Hartman’s appeal, Robitaille presented the expert evidence of Dr. Julian Gojer, whose reports were based on several factors, including a family history of sleepwalking; that Hartman’s girlfriend reported he had engaged before in sexual activity while asleep; that alcohol can be a trigger for parasomnia; and that some circumstances of the assault were apparently consistent with Hartman being asleep.

The Crown presented evidence from its own expert, Dr. Mark Pressman, to counter the defence. The court did not say it accepted Gojer’s evidence as fact, leaving that up to the trial court as it ponders a verdict.

“It would be for the trial court to decide whether Dr. Gojer’s evidence should ultimately be accepted. I think the appellant has cleared that hurdle,” Doherty wrote.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 08, 2015, 05:53:38 pm
Heroin use jumps in US as painkiller addicts switch drugs

Heroin use in the US has surged in the past decade as experts say people using opioid painkillers are increasingly turning to heroin as a cheaper high.

The number of heroin users rose by 63% between 2002 and 2013, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Tuesday.

Use among white Americans was mostly responsible for the jump, the CDC said.

However, the report found increases among people of all income levels and most age groups.

"Heroin use is increasing rapidly across nearly all demographic groups, and with that increase, we are seeing a dramatic rise in deaths," CDC chief Tom Frieden said.

Local police departments across the country have been dealing with an uptick in heroin overdoses in recent years, and many police officers have begun carrying life-saving medication to prevent deaths.

The CDC reported that over 8,000 people died from a heroin-involved overdose in 2013, nearly twice the number of deaths seen just two years earlier.

Federal officials cited a number of factors causing the rise in heroin use.

As authorities have cracked down on prescription drug abuse in recent years, users who have become addicted to the pills have switched to heroin. The drug is often cheaper and more easily available.

The amount of heroin being brought into the US has also increased, driving down the cost of the street drug.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 13, 2015, 11:12:06 pm
Race on to develop 'pot breathalyzer'

As cannabis bans are relaxed in more U.S. states, the race is on to develop an instant roadside breathalyzer for police to test drivers who may be taking the "high" road.

Vancouver-based Cannabix Technologies Inc, founded by a retired RCMP officer, expects to be first out of the gate with a "pot breathalyzer" - a handheld device similar to those used to detect alcohol.

Cannabix won't give an estimate of when its product might go on sale, but has a prototype undergoing in-house testing.

Other hopefuls, such as Colorado-based Lifeloc Technologies Inc and a chemistry professor-PhD student duo at Washington State University, are still busy in the lab.

The devices aim to accurately detect the presence of THC, the psychoactive component in cannabis, but can't provide enough evidence of impairment by themselves.

"I think the first breathalyzer on the market will be a simple 'yes' or 'no' for the presence of THC at the time of the test, and in that sense it won't provide a quantitative evidential measure," said Barry Knott, the chief executive of Lifeloc, which already makes alcohol breathalyzers.

The size of the potential market is unclear, owing to widely varying estimates of cannabis use, and unreliable data on those driving under its influence.

But developers say they will be able to sell pot devices for a lot more than the ubiquitous alcohol breathalyzers.

Lifeloc sells alcohol breathalyzers for US$300-$400 but expects to charge $2,500-$3,500 for its cannabis version.

Marijuana is illegal under U.S. federal law but is allowed for medical use in about half the country's states. Others, including Oregon and Colorado, have gone further, allowing recreational use.

Lifeloc shares, traded over the counter, have risen about 21 percent to $14.50 this year, while Cannabix's have risen about 21 percent to 17 Canadian cents on the small-cap Canadian Securities Exchange.

A roadside breathalyzer would replace a complicated assortment of costly blood and urine tests that can take days to get a result. But even these tests are a long way from showing impairment, as the science on how cannabis affects driving is far from settled.


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in a paper this year, said cannabis impairs psychomotor skills, attention, lane tracking and cognitive function, but not enough is known about how much is needed to affect driving performance.

This is primarily because of the vastly different ways in which alcohol and cannabis affect the human body.

Whether marijuana is smoked or ingested also dramatically changes how the body processes it. It's also difficult to isolate the affects of cannabis in crashes if drivers have also consumed alcohol and/or other drugs.

But some states are not waiting to reach a consensus on how much THC is too much to drive.

Washington and Montana have set a limit of 5 nanograms/milliliter (ng/mL), while Pennsylvania has a 1 ng/mL limit.

Other states prohibit drivers from having any measurable amount of cannabis in their system.

These limits are more political than based on science, said Nicholas Lovrich, a political scientist at Washington State University who is researching the accuracy of drug-recognition experts - police officers trained to detect drug impairment in drivers.

Cannabix founder Kal Malhi initially aims to cater to Canada and the U.S. states that have zero tolerance for THC, hoping his device - designed to confirm police observations - will be able to accurately detect THC up to two hours after consumption.

The company won't talk about its technology, other than to say a patent is pending. Aside from law enforcement, Malhi sees employers and educational institutions as potential customers.

Lifeloc's research has been boosted by a $250,000 grant from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade.

The company has undertaken laboratory tests of its technology, but creating a real-time device that can collect enough sample for reasonable analysis is proving a challenge.

A few blows are typically sufficient to determine alcohol levels, Knott said. "... With a marijuana breathalyzer we'd have somebody blowing like 20 times - that's just not going to fly."

Washington State University is also still in the research stage, as part of a project applying existing technology - ion mobility spectrometry - to drug testing, including cannabis.

"(This) is the same technology used for explosive detection at airports, the same technology used across the world for chemical warfare detection," said Dr. Herbert Hill, who is working on the research with student Jessica Tufariello.

However, the likely inability of these devices to accurately detect levels of THC - at least initially - raises the question of whether law enforcement agencies will clamor to buy them.

"If this is just a matter of showing how many people have THC in their systems, then it's essentially useless," said Steve Sarich, who runs a cannabis advocacy group and serves as an expert witness for cases involving THC-related impairment.

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Post by: Mark on July 14, 2015, 01:16:49 pm
Hundreds of sex toys dangling from power lines in Portland, Oregon

Hundreds of phallic sex toys have been seen hanging in recent days from power lines across Portland, Oregon, provoking laughter, blushing and lots of photos.

The large white and bright orange dildos appear to have been strung together in pairs, and have prompted numerous reports to the Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement, department spokeswoman Lisa Leddy said on Monday.

A spokesman for public utility Portland General Electric said he did not believe the rubber products posed a fire hazard.

In online forums, Portlanders posted photos of dildos swaying in the wind above a number of major commercial streets, and speculated about their origins.

Portland resident Lucila Cejas Epple said she first encountered the phalluses at a neighborhood street fair over the weekend.

"You could spot them in several intersections and you could see all sorts of reactions to them," she said. "Some would blush, others would laugh, and most would take photos."


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 14, 2015, 05:19:28 pm
Hundreds of sex toys dangling from power lines in Portland, Oregon

Hundreds of phallic sex toys have been seen hanging in recent days from power lines across Portland, Oregon, provoking laughter, blushing and lots of photos.

The large white and bright orange dildos appear to have been strung together in pairs, and have prompted numerous reports to the Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement, department spokeswoman Lisa Leddy said on Monday.

A spokesman for public utility Portland General Electric said he did not believe the rubber products posed a fire hazard.

In online forums, Portlanders posted photos of dildos swaying in the wind above a number of major commercial streets, and speculated about their origins.

Portland resident Lucila Cejas Epple said she first encountered the phalluses at a neighborhood street fair over the weekend.

"You could spot them in several intersections and you could see all sorts of reactions to them," she said. "Some would blush, others would laugh, and most would take photos."


The initial USSC sodomy marriage ruling 2 years ago have all but opened up the floodgates to more and bigger perversions.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 18, 2015, 12:29:21 pm

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Post by: Mark on August 31, 2015, 02:40:02 pm
Rise of the bizarre 'cannabis vomiting syndrome': Heavy users suffer from severe nausea and pain that can only be relieved by bathing in hot water several times a day

    Cannabinoid hypermesis syndrome was first recorded in Australia
    Symptoms include severe stomach pain, nausea and vomiting
    Sufferers often report having a hot bath up to 5 times a day to relieve pain
    Expert warns condition is responsible for a rise in 'unnecessary' hospital admissions for heavy cannabis users - and is 'increasing acutely'


Cannabinoid hypermesis syndrome is characterised by heavy use of the drug, triggering nausea and vomiting as well as frequent hot baths or showers.

Despite studies promoting the use of marijuana's anti-emetic (anti-sickness) qualities, there is increasing evidence of its negative affect on the gastrointestinal tract, triggering CHS.

Sufferers have reported frequent hot bathing helps to provide temporary relief from the nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain typical of the illness.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3216967/Rise-bizarre-cannabis-vomiting-syndrome-Heavy-users-suffer-severe-nausea-pain-relieved-bathing-hot-water-times-day.html#ixzz3kQJFoRG7

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Post by: Mark on September 18, 2015, 04:31:44 pm
'Super-gonorrhoea' outbreak in Leeds

Highly drug-resistant gonorrhoea is spreading in the north of England with an outbreak centred in Leeds, sexual health doctors have told the BBC. One of the main treatments has become useless against the new strain of the sexually transmitted infection. Twelve cases have been confirmed in Leeds and a further four have been reported in Macclesfield, Oldham and Scunthorpe.   


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 23, 2015, 12:26:32 pm
So Sad, So Dumb. Selfies Kill More People Than Sharks

Billie Cohen
September 22, 2015

The selfie nabs one more victim. A Japanese tourist has died after attempting to take a self-portrait at the Taj Mahal’s Royal Gate. The 66-year-old man fell down the stairs and suffered head injuries, losing consciousness and leading to his death. One of his friends also fractured a leg in the fall.

It’s a sad story, and what’s even sadder is that it’s not the only one. As if you needed additional proof that people need to be much more aware of their surroundings and much less focused on themselves: In May of this year, a 21-year-old accidentally shot herself while posing with a gun in Moscow (she lived); and in August, a man was gored while attempting to snap himself during a bull running in Spain (he died).

Related: They Did What? Travel Selfies Gone Terribly Wrong

It’s gotten so bad in Russia, where kids have been electrocuted while trying to take selfies on top of train cars, the government has launched a public-service campaign to warn young people about locations where it might not be so smart to take a photo (including on top of houses, next to oncoming trains, and in the company of wild animals).

Mashable went a step further in putting this so-tragic-it’s-tragic trend into perspective, crunching to numbers to determine that more lives in 2015 have been lost to selfie mishaps (12) than to shark attacks (eight). In the article, reporter Cailey Rizzo notes that four of those selfie deaths were the result of falls.


Mashable did the math and figured out that selfies have killed more people than sharks this year. (Illustration: Mashable)

Related: GoPro Helmet Cam Records Death of Two BASE Jumpers

The safety concern has led to the banning of selfie sticks at numerous tourist attractions around the world, including museums, music festivals, zoos, Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls, even Comic-Con and Disney parks.

But as we’ve pointed out before, you can’t ban stupidity. Travel is awesome, people, don’t kill yourself doing it.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 29, 2015, 09:17:09 pm
Don't get me wrong, I am completely against p0t - but nonetheless look how demonically possessed this guy is!


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 12, 2015, 09:09:59 pm
Colorado’s monthly marijuana sales top $100 million
But stashing all that cash remains a growing problem for ganjapreneurs


Marijuana sales blazed past the $100 million mark for the first time in August, the Denver Post reported over the weekend.

According to sales data from Colorado’s Department of Revenue released Friday, sales of recreational pot topped $59.2 million for the month, while medical marijuana dispensaries pulled in $41.4 million, for a combined $100.6 million — the highest monthly total since legal recreational cannabis sales began there in January 2014.

“It means that $100 million is going to licensed, taxpaying businesses, creating jobs and helping to build new schools,” Dan Riffle, director of federal policies for the Marijuana Policy Project, told Yahoo News, “instead of going to cartels and drug dealers — as is the case in the 46 states that don’t regulate marijuana.”

It was also the seventh time in eight months that marijuana sales in Colorado have exceeded the previous month’s total. In May, combined recreational and medical sales ($74.31 million) fell marginally from April ($74.64 million).

In Washington state, retail pot sellers had been enjoying month-to-month jumps until July, when revenues from recreational marijuana were $31.1 million, or down about 6 percent from June, according to data from the state Liquor and Cannabis Board. Despite the dip, Washington’s recreational pot sales are on pace to surpass $300 million this year.

And in Oregon, where legal recreational sales began earlier this month, pot retailers pulled in an estimated $11 million — or more than double the $5 million worth of recreational marijuana sold in Colorado the first week it was legal to do so.

Combined, marijuana sales in Colorado, Washington and Oregon will easily surpass $1 billion in 2015 — and may hit $1 billion in Colorado alone.

So where do they stash all that cash? For budding ganjapreneurs, cannabusiness owners and lawmakers from those states, that’s the billion-dollar question currently facing the marijuana industry.

“I’ve gone through at least eight banks,” Shaun Gindi, owner of Colorado’s Compassionate Pain Management, told Bloomberg Business.

“We’re on our 15th bank right now,”
Andrew DeAngelo, director of operations at Harborside Health Center in Oakland, told CNBC in June.

According to the U.S. Treasury Department, just 220 of the more than 7,600 banks and credit unions in the country accept so-called “cannabis cash” because marijuana still violates federal law.

Legal marijuana sellers have been forced to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on security, protecting their cash-heavy businesses with armed guards, armored vehicles and high-tech vaults — sometimes transporting their cash in duffel bags as if it were marijuana in states where it’s still illegal.

“The federal government and these banking laws are making it so that people have to walk around with tens of thousands of dollars in their businesses, in their cars, in their homes,” Michael Julian, CEO of MPS International, a marijuana security company, told Bloomberg. “[It’s] putting these people in danger.”

In July, Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley introduced a bill — backed by their colleagues in Colorado — that would give legal marijuana businesses access to banking services. Similar legislation was introduced in the House, and both bills were referred to subcommittees for review.

In the meantime, several private organizations have stepped in to try and help. One of them, CannaNative, is attempting to link legal marijuana businesses with the American Indian banking system “to use the expertise gained from decades of managing casinos,” Bloomberg reports.

But Riffle doesn’t see that as a long-term solution.

“I think rather than finding a way to work around broken and outdated federal marijuana laws, Congress needs to simply fix the law,” Riffle said, pointing to a pair of bills — the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act and the CARERS Act — that have stalled because Republican chairmen of the House and Senate judiciary committees have not held hearings on them despite support from a bipartisan majority.

“Apparently a century of failure isn’t enough,” Riffle said, “so they want to give marijuana prohibition a few more decades.”

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Post by: Mark on October 13, 2015, 11:14:13 am
100 Facts About The Moral Collapse Of America That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe

The collection of facts and statistics that you are about to read is highly controversial.  A lot of people are going to be greatly upset by it.  Why?  Because they don’t like to be confronted with the truth about America.  Most people tend to believe that we can “fix this country” by getting the right politicians into power or by implementing certain economic or social reforms.  But the reality of the matter is that our problems go far deeper than that.  A moral collapse is eating away at the foundations of our society like cancer.  If it continues to go unchecked, it will inevitably destroy America.  Unfortunately, fixing moral decay is far more difficult than switching out political parties, because it is in the hearts of hundreds of millions of individual Americans.  And most people don’t want to hear anything about a “moral collapse”, because most people like to think that the United States is setting a “good example” for the rest of the planet.  But as you will see below, that is not the case at all.

And if we are honest with ourselves, we see the evidence of this moral collapse all around us every day.  Just consider a few of the news stories that we have seen recently…

What would cause a high school kid to take two kitchen knives and go on a stabbing rampage through his school?

What would cause a **** woman to ransack a McDonald’s in St. Petersburg, Florida?

What would cause two 18-year-old boys to beat a 30-year-old mentally-disabled man to death with a baseball bat just so they could get his XBox?

What would cause a new father to put his 6-week-old daughter in a freezer to keep her from crying?

A lot of people regard those kinds of stories as “isolated incidents”, but as you will see below, they are actually representative of a much larger trend.  As a society, we are decaying from the inside out, and we need to start facing the truth if we are ever going to get this turned around.  The following are 100 facts about the moral collapse of America that are almost too crazy to believe…

#1 Approximately one-third of the entire population of the United States (110 million people) currently has a sexually transmitted disease according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

#2 Every single year, there are 20 million new STD cases in America.

#3 America has the highest STD infection rate in the entire industrialized world.

#4 Americans in the 15 to 24-year-old age group account for about 50 percent of all new STD cases each year.

#5 It costs our nation approximately 16 billion dollars a year to treat our sexually transmitted diseases.

#6 According to one survey, 24 percent of all U.S. teens that have STDs say that they still have unprotected sex.

#7 In Chicago, public school kindergarten teachers are now required to set aside 30 minutes a month for sex education.

#8 The United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the entire industrialized world.

#9 According to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately two-thirds of all Americans in the 15 to 24-year-old age bracket have engaged in oral sex.

#10 At this point, one out of every four teen girls in the U.S. has at least one sexually transmitted disease.

#11 According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, there are 747,408 registered sex offenders in the United States.

#12 There are 106,216 registered sex offenders in the state of California alone.

#13 18 percent of all women in the United States say that they have been raped at some point in their lives.

#14 More than 50 percent of all rapes take place within one mile of the home.

#15 Teens that are in the 16 to 19-year-old age bracket are 3 1/2 times more likely than the general population “to be the victims of ****, attempted **** or sexual assault.”

#16 60 percent of male sex abuse victims and 80 percent of female sex abuse victims “are abused by someone known to the child or the child’s family.”

#17 It is estimated that one out of every four girls will be sexually abused before they become adults.

#18 An astounding 30 percent of all Internet traffic now goes to adult websites.

#19 70 percent of all men in the 18 to 24-year-old age bracket visit at least one adult website each month.

#20 The average high school boy spends two hours on adult websites every single week.

#21 Law enforcement officials estimate that about 600,000 Americans and about 65,000 Canadians are trading dirty child pictures online.

#22 It has been estimated that 89 percent of all pornography is produced in the United States.

#23 One survey discovered that 25 percent of all employees that have Internet access in America visit sex websites while they are at work.

#24 The marriage rate in the United States has fallen to an all-time low.  Right now it is sitting at a yearly rate of 6.8 marriages per 1000 people.

#25 In the United States today, more than half of all couples “move in together” before they get married.

#26 Not surprisingly, an all-time low 44.2 percent of all Americans in the 25 to 34-year-old age bracket are married at this point.

#27 America has the highest divorce rate in the world by a good margin.

#28 America has the highest percentage of one person households on the entire planet.

#29 100 years ago, 4.52 people were living in the average U.S. household, but now the average U.S. household only consists of 2.59 people.

#30 According to the Pew Research Center, only 51 percent of all American adults are currently married.  Back in 1960, 72 percent of all adults in the United States were married.

#31 For women under the age of 30 in the United States, more than half of all babies are being born out of wedlock.

#32 At this point, approximately one out of every three children in the United States lives in a home without a father.

#33 In 1970, the average woman had her first child when she was 21.4 years old.  Now the average woman has her first child when she is 25.6 years old.

#34 In a massacre that is almost unspeakable, more than 56 million American babies have been slaughtered in this country since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973.

#35 Approximately 47 percent of the women that get an abortion each year in the United States have also had a previous abortion.

#36 The number of American babies killed by abortion each year is roughly equal to the number of U.S. military deaths that have occurred in all of the wars that the United States has ever been involved in combined.

#37 About one-third of all American women will have had an abortion by the age of 45.

#38 Approximately 3,000 Americans lost their lives as a result of the destruction of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11.  Every single day, more than 3,000 American babies are killed by abortion when you include all forms of abortion.

#39 The United States has the highest abortion rate in the western world.

#40 It has been reported that a staggering 41 percent of all New York City pregnancies end in abortion.

#41 Most women that get abortions in the United States claim to be Christian.  Protestant women get 42 percent of all abortions and Catholic women get 27 percent of all abortions.

#42 According to Pastor Clenard Childress, approximately 52 percent of all African-American pregnancies now end in abortion.

#43 About 18 percent of all abortions in the United States each year are performed on teenagers.

#44 One very shocking study found that 86 percent of all abortions are done for the sake of convenience.

#45 A Department of Homeland Security report that was released in January 2012 says that if you are “anti-abortion”, you are a potential terrorist.

#46 Some abortion clinics have been caught selling aborted baby parts to medical researchers.

#47 Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger once said the following…

“The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”

But now she is praised in the halls of the U.S. Congress.

#48 Planned Parenthood performs more than 300,000 abortions every single year.

#49 Planned Parenthood specifically targets the poor.  A staggering 72 percent of Planned Parenthood’s “customers” have incomes that are either equal to or beneath 150 percent of the federal poverty level.  And most of those “customers” live in minority neighborhoods.

#50 There are 30 Planned Parenthood executives that make more than $200,000 a year.  A few of them actually make more than $300,000 a year.

#51 Planned Parenthood receives hundreds of millions of dollars from the federal government every single year.

#52 The FDA is actually considering making it legal for doctors and scientists to create “three parent babies” in the United States.

#53 An all-time high 59 percent of all Americans believe that the traditional definition of marriage needs to be changed.

#54 The number of sexual assaults in the U.S. military is at an all-time high, and the majority of them are male on male.

#55 During 2012, more than 85,000 military veterans were formally treated for sexual abuse that they suffered while serving in the U.S. military.

#56 The number of active members of the U.S. military that kill themselves each year now exceeds the number that are dying on the battlefield.

#57 According to one absolutely shocking study, 22 military veterans kill themselves in the United States every single day.

#58 America has the highest incarceration rate and the largest total prison population in the entire world by a wide margin.

#59 In America today, there are 60 million people that abuse alcohol and there are 22 million people that use illegal drugs.

#60 Incredibly, more than 11 percent of all Americans that are 12 years of age or older admit that they have driven home under the influence of alcohol at least once during the past year.

#61 According to a study conducted by the Mayo Clinic, nearly 70 percent of all Americans are on at least one prescription drug.  An astounding 20 percent of all Americans are on at least five prescription drugs.

#62 According to the CDC, approximately 9 out of every 10 Americans that are at least 60 years old say that they have taken at least one prescription drug within the last month.

#63 Americans spend more than 280 billion dollars on prescription drugs each year.

#64 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, doctors in the United States write more than 250 million prescriptions for antidepressants each year.

#65 Right now, there are 70 million Americans that are on mind-altering drugs of one form or another.

#66 Children in the United States are three times more likely to be prescribed antidepressants than children in Europe are.

#67 In the United States today, prescription painkillers kill more Americans than heroin and **** combined.

#68 America has the highest rate of illegal drug use on the entire planet.

#69 According to the federal government, the number of heroin addicts in the United States has more than doubled since 2002.

#70 The number of heroin-related overdose deaths has risen 84 percent just since 2010.

#71 It is hard to believe, but 56 percent of all Americans now have “subprime credit”.

#72 Of all the major industrialized nations, America is the most obese.  Mexico is #2.

#73 Only one state in the entire country has an obesity rate of under 20 percent.  11 states have an obesity rate of over 30 percent.

#74 Back in 1962, only 13 percent of all Americans were obese, but it is being projected that 42 percent of all Americans could be obese by the year 2030.

#75 Corruption is rampant throughout our society.  In fact, America leads the world in money given to fake charities.

#76 Without strong families, our young people are constantly in search of an identity.  According to the FBI, there are now more than 1.4 million gang members involved in the 33,000 active criminal gangs in the United States.

#77 In 2012, the latest full year that we have numbers for, the rate of violent crime in the United States increased by 15 percent.

#78 The average young American will spend 10,000 hours playing video games before the age of 21.

#79 One study discovered that 88 percent of all Americans from age 8 to age 18 play video games, and that approximately four times as many boys are addicted to video games as girls are.

#80 Average SAT scores have been falling for years, and the level of education that our kids are receiving in most of our public schools is a total joke.

#81 At this point, 15-year-olds that attend U.S. public schools do not even rank in the top half of all industrialized nations when it comes to math or science literacy.

#82 We live a time when most employers no longer care about their employees.  As I wrote about the other day, a company that Warren Buffett has a controlling interest in has decided to shut down a factory in Kentucky and move it to Honduras just so that he can make a little bit more money.   As a result, 600 workers are going to lose their jobs.

#83 There are more than 3 million reports of child abuse in the United States every single year.

#84 According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, 60 percent of all Americans believe that “humans and other living things have evolved over time”, while only 33 percent of respondents rejected this statement.

#85 Nearly one-fifth of all U.S. adults have no religious affiliation whatsoever.  Back in 1972, only 7 percent of all U.S. adults had no religious affiliation.

#86 The number of Americans with no religious affiliation has grown by 25 percent over the past five years.

#87 The younger you are, the more likely you are not to be affiliated with a religion.  9 percent of all U.S. adults that are 65 or older have no religious affiliation, but a whopping 32 percent of all U.S. adults under the age of 30 have no religious affiliation.

#88 88 percent of those that are religiously unaffiliated “are not looking for religion”.

#89 73 percent of the religiously unaffiliated support gay marriage and 72 percent of the religiously unaffiliated support legalized abortion.

#90 The religiously unaffiliated now make up 24 percent of all registered voters “who are Democrats or lean Democratic”.

#91 For the first time ever, Protestants do not make up a majority of the U.S. population.  In 2007, Protestants made up 53 percent of the U.S. population, but now they only make up 48 percent of the U.S. population. Way back in 1972, Protestants made up 62 percent of the U.S. population.

#92 29 percent of all U.S. adults “seldom or never attend religious services”.

#93 51 percent of all U.S. adults believe that churches and other religious organizations “are too concerned with money and power”.

#94 66 percent of all U.S. adults believe that religion is “losing its influence on American life”.

#95 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of Americans with “no religion” more than doubled between 1990 and 2008.

#96 According to the American Religious Identification Survey, only 76 percent of all Americans identified themselves as “Christian” of one type or another in 2008.  Back in 1990, 86 percent of all Americans identified themselves as “Christian” of one type or another.

#97 A study conducted by the Barna Group discovered that nearly 60 percent of all Christians from 15 years of age to 29 years of age are no longer actively involved in any church.

#98 It is being projected that the percentage of Americans attending church in 2050 will be about half of what it is today.

#99 One survey conducted a while back found that 52 percent of all American Christians believe that “at least some non-Christian faiths can lead to eternal life”.

#100 According to LifeWay Research, 46 percent of all Americans never even think about whether they will go to heaven or not.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 21, 2015, 11:01:38 am

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: RickStudy on October 22, 2015, 01:56:06 pm
The end time sorceries and enchantments is a biblical reference to what we call "high tech", in my opinion.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 23, 2015, 11:29:30 am

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 23, 2015, 07:57:29 pm

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 27, 2015, 09:48:35 am

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 31, 2015, 11:55:00 pm

Bad News: We May Have a Marijuana Problem on Our Hands

Data from a new long-term study demonstrates a potentially worrisome trend when it comes to marijuana use and marijuana use disorders.


Marijuana has been something of an unstoppable force over the past two decades. After being completely outlawed in all states in 1995, marijuana in 2015 can now be legally sold in 23 states for medicinal purposes (as well as Washington, D.C.), and it can be sold legally for recreational use to adults ages 21 and up in four states (and Washington, D.C.).

A big component of this sweeping change is the rapid shift in public opinion as well as the need for states to generate revenue. Over the past two decades, respondents in Gallup's marijuana polls have pushed their favorability of the drug from a mere 25% to more than 50% on a consistent basis in recent years. As the negativity surrounding marijuana has lessened, the push for experimentation into its possible medical benefits, and the desire to use marijuana without potential federal consequences, has intensified.

States have also played a big role in marijuana's recent proliferation. Along with the desire to follow the sentiment of their constituents, many states' elected officials are desperate for new sources of revenue. Raising taxes on an entire constituency is often not a path to reelection. Taxing marijuana, though, pulls in extra revenue from a defined consumer base and industry, while leaving a majority of residents unaffected by the new tax. This extra revenue can be used to create or maintain jobs, or as is the case in Colorado, to possibly support the education system. Colorado residents will vote very soon on what should be done with the tax revenue generated from marijuana sales.

Do we have a marijuana problem on our hands?
As marijuana sales have grown, concern about marijuana's proliferation has grown as well. A study released a little more than a week ago in JAMA Psychiatry subtly implies that we may very well have the beginnings of a marijuana problem on our hands if we don't educate consumers.

The study, which was authored by a dozen researchers, sought to examine what changes we've witnessed in marijuana use prevalence rates over the past decade. Additionally, it sought to examine trends in marijuana use disorders, which are defined as abuse or dependence on the drug. Marijuana use disorders can lead to comorbidities and disabilities, which have the potential to strain an already thin U.S. healthcare network.

Researchers used data of U.S. adults compiled in two separate surveys. The first included face-to-face interviews of 43,093 adults between April 2001 and April 2002, and the second involved face-to-face interviews of 36,309 adults between April 2012 and June 2013.

What researchers discovered was that marijuana use prevalence and marijuana use disorder prevalence had both risen over the prior decade. Past-year use prevalence in the 2001-2002 period was just 4.1%. By the 2012-2013 period, this had more than doubled to 9.5%.

The rise in marijuana use disorder prevalence was a bit less straightforward. In terms of the percentage of marijuana users exhibiting abuse of or dependence on the drug, it actually dropped from 35.6% in 2001-2002 to 30.6% in 2012-2013. However, the total number of users exhibiting a marijuana use disorder as a whole is up over the prior decade simply because of the sheer increase in marijuana use among respondents. Additionally, the prevalence of a diagnosis of a past-year marijuana use disorder rose from 1.5% in 2001-2002 to 2.9% in 2012-2013.

Based on marijuana's growing prevalence, researchers suggest that consumers, physicians, and lawmakers be educated about the potential harms of marijuana use, as well as the propensity for addiction to the drug. Researchers note that clearly not all of marijuana users will become addicted, but the data suggests that around three in 10 will.

Marijuana's federal roadblock
The truth is, studies just like this one help to reinforce many of the roadblocks currently in place within the federal government that'll keep Congress from changing its stance on marijuana anytime soon.

Perhaps the biggest roadblock of all is the long-term safety profile of marijuana. Don't get me wrong, we've witnessed numerous instances of marijuana providing medical benefits in somewhat recent clinical studies. Marijuana has been shown to create positive benefits in treating epilepsy, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and aggressive forms of brain cancer.

However, marijuana also has a mound of clinical studies stacked a mile high detailing harmful side effects. A lot of this imbalance has to do with marijuana studies centering on its risks rather than its benefits for multiple decades. Only within the past decade or so have researchers really begun to turn their attention to the drug's possible benefits. The problem is that it takes time for these long-term benefit studies to mature, and one study is not enough on its own to establish safety. Each study is like a puzzle piece that helps set the stage for lawmakers regarding marijuana's safety profile -- and it's going to be years before that puzzle is even fully framed!

Another issue is that the federal government appears somewhat apathetic toward the marijuana movement. It's a bit of a head-scratcher considering the slim majority of respondents that support marijuana in a number of national polls, but as President Obama suggested earlier this year, the youth of America should be focused on far more important issues than marijuana. Both President Obama and Congress have made it a point to emphasize economic and job growth, as well as national security, while de-emphasizing the debate over marijuana.

What this means for you is that marijuana is unlikely to become the "next big thing" anytime soon, even though the market potential for marijuana is much, much bigger than we're seeing today. With Congress having little incentive to alter its perception of marijuana, it very well could mean that marijuana-based businesses could lose money or struggle to survive in the meantime.

My suggestion, as it's remained all along, is to keep your money squarely on the sidelines and away from the marijuana industry until we witness a definitive change in policy from the federal government.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 03, 2015, 02:09:26 am
Ohio voters weigh legalizing recreational marijuana use

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Ohio voters will decide Tuesday on whether to become the first Midwestern state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, though a rival ballot measure could kill the law before it takes effect.

Issue 3 would add an amendment to the state constitution that legalizes both personal and medical use of marijuana for those over 21 years old.

The ballot initiative was the result of a campaign that gathered more than 300,000 valid voter signatures from around the state.

If it passes, Ohio would become the fifth, and largest, state to legalize the recreational usage of marijuana, following Alaska, Colorado, Washington and Oregon, as well as the District of Columbia.

Ohio is considered a political bellwether - the candidate who wins Ohio usually wins the presidency. So a win for recreational marijuana in Ohio is expected to change the national conversation on legalization, according to Gary Daniels of the Ohio American Civil Liberties Union.

Seven other states are expected to vote on recreational marijuana legalization next year, according to Danielle Keane, political director for NORML, which advocates for legalization.

But Issue 3 also grants exclusive rights for commercial marijuana growth and distribution to 10 facilities around the state. Those facilities are owned by investors in the legalization movement.

Critics of the measure say this creates a monopoly, and responded with a rival ballot measure called Issue 2. This ballot measure would nullify legalization if it creates "an economic monopoly or special privilege" for a private entity.

"We support marijuana legalization, but we cannot support Issue 3," said Maurice Thompson, executive director of 1851 Center for Constitutional Law, a conservative legal rights organization. The Ohio Green Party also opposes Issue 3 over the monopoly issue.

Ohio State University constitutional law professor Daniel Tokaji believes that marijuana legalization measure will fail to pass due to the word "monopoly" in the ballot language.

But Thompson's group and the ACLU also are concerned that the anti-monopoly measure could tie up other citizen-initiated amendments.

If both measures pass, the conflict will likely end up in court, said Daniels.

Recent polls in the state are split down the middle for legalizing recreational use - support is greater for medical use.

Ian James, executive director of ResponsibleOhio, a political action group which brought the issue to the ballot, said that the measure is not about monopolies but "providing access to adults and smothering a black market."

ResponsibleOhio volunteers have knocked on a million doors in the weeks leading up to the election in part to educate voters to vote "no" on Issue 2, James said.

"Ultimately it is going to be all about the turnout," said James.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 03, 2015, 09:23:34 pm
Ohio votes p0t measure DOWN

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 03, 2015, 09:43:52 pm
Ireland to open 'medically supervised' heroin injection rooms

Drug users in Ireland will soon be able to safely inject heroin at supervised rooms in Dublin, the minister in charge of National Drugs Strategy has announced, adding that there is a “strong consensus” that drugs should be decriminalized throughout the country.

Speaking at the London School of Economics on Monday, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said that users will be able to use the rooms from next year. He said he hopes the cities of Cork, Galway, and Limerick will open similar rooms shortly after Dublin does.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 05, 2015, 03:54:30 pm
Green light: Group of Mexican activists wins right to grow & smoke own marijuana
Published time: 5 Nov, 2015 10:39

A historic ruling by the Mexican Supreme Court has allowed the recreational use of marijuana for a group of four people. Many see the move as the first step to legalizing the substance in a country torn by drug violence.

The court voted 4 to 1 that banning people from growing marijuana for their own consumption was unconstitutional.

The ruling doesn’t mean the general ban to sell and grow weed is revoked, but many tout the decision, saying it could see marijuana legalized eventually.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 08, 2015, 02:13:49 pm

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 09, 2015, 12:32:20 am

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 09, 2015, 10:31:43 am
I was talking about this with brethren recently - it's as if this country is under a mass hypnosis - not only is Amerika entertainment infatuated, but look at the POWERFUL SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS it's being used as a vehicle to further cast a spell on everyone.

Insane Twitter reactions from Steelers 38-35 win over the Raiders

Social media is an amazing tool that can help connect long-lost friends, star-crossed lovers or communities of like-minded individuals separated by geographical boundaries.

But sometimes, it’s nothing more than a pit of smut and vulgairty that forces even the most evergreen optimists to hang their heads in shame and questions humanity.

Covering the Steelers is awesome, and the Yinzers are the greatest sporting community on the planet.  We’ve already highlighted some of the more hilarious tweets from the game itself, but lets check out some postgame reaction from Pittsburgh’s finest.

This goes without saying, but viewer discretion is advised.


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Post by: Mark on November 28, 2015, 03:34:26 pm
People having sex with horses is on the rise in Switzerland

More Swiss people are having sex with horses, according to a sickening new report.

There were 105 cases of the maltreatment of horses in Switzerland in 2014 — 10 percent of which involved people having sex with them, according to Tier im Recht, an animal welfare group.

“This rate is relatively elevated compared with other types of animals,” Andreas Rüttimann, a legal expert with the group, told reporters, The Local reported.

There are an estimated 110,000 horses living on 18,000 Swiss farms. Experts estimate that 10,000 people in Switzerland are “predisposed” to zoophilia, according to the 20 Minuten newspaper.

The group said the number of unreported horse abuse cases is likely much higher than reported, given that so many people in the country are involved with equestrian activities.

Overall, there were 1,709 incidents of abuse against animals in Switzerland in 2014, up from 1,542 from the previous year, according to Tier im Recht.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 06, 2015, 09:14:06 pm
Newest member JeTaun Brown says reading the Bible stoned enables people to relax and focus. She says, “I think you have a deeper thought process which makes you better understand.”



“But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.” 1 Thessalonians 5:8 (KJV)


Group member Mia Williams says, “We are just a bunch of stoners that come together and learn about Jesus and the Word of God.” Longtime member Mark Button says the group has “really good spiritual conversations in this setting. We get really deep; deeper than I have ever gotten before. It’s the perfect setting.”

The “Tree of Sin” may be a lesson in the Bible, but this Bible study group views the marijuana plant as a blessing. For Button, weed helped pull him closer to God and away from an addiction.

“God is what got me through that. Thanks to him, I’ve been sober eight years. I don’t drink or do hard drugs anymore. I do smoke marijuana sometimes,” Button said.

Pastor Greg leads the group in prayer and says they all believe in worshipping outside of church. They are all Christians as well as professionals or students. They admit there is a stigma attached to marijuana, but they also say some Bible studies offer wine and cheese, so they don’t understand the difference. One member says, “Marijuana has less calories and no one leaves drunk!”

Newest member JeTaun Brown says reading the Bible stoned enables people to relax and focus. She says, “I think you have a deeper thought process which makes you better understand.”

Button, who has always been a devout Christian, says he has heard the word of God “over and over and it never clicked (and now) it clicks.”

They study various sections of the Bible which they say have a direct link to smoking out. They say pot smokers are open-minded people and God’s word is also for open-minded people. For example, Pastor Greg says the Beatitudes teach the group “to be kind and loving and have mercy on other people; not to be judgmental and that’s why we like the 4/20 crowd because we are open minded.” source

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Post by: Mark on December 28, 2015, 06:30:16 pm
Gonorrhoea 'could become untreatable'

Gonorrhoea could become an untreatable disease, England's chief medical officer has warned.

Dame Sally Davies has written to all GPs and pharmacies to ensure they are prescribing the correct drugs after the rise of "super-gonorrhoea" in Leeds.

Her warning comes after concerns were raised that some patients were not getting both of the antibiotics needed to clear the infection.

Sexual health doctors said gonorrhoea was "rapidly" developing resistance.

A highly drug-resistant strain of gonorrhoea was detected in the north of England in March.

That strain is able to shrug off the antibiotic azithromycin, which is normally used alongside another drug, ceftriaxone.

In her letter, the chief medical officer said: "Gonorrhoea is at risk of becoming an untreatable disease due to the continuing emergence of antimicrobial resistance."

Soaring cases

But while an injection of ceftriaxone and an azithromycin pill are supposed to be used in combination, this may not always be the case for all patients.

Earlier this year, the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) warned that some online pharmacies were offering only oral medication.

Using just one of the two drugs makes it easier for the bacterium to develop resistance.

The letter, which is also signed by chief pharmaceutical officer Dr Keith Ridge, stated: "Gonorrhoea has rapidly acquired resistance to new antibiotics, leaving few alternatives to the current recommendations.

"It is therefore extremely important that suboptimal treatment does not occur."

The disease is caused by the bacterium called Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

The infection is spread by unprotected vag1nall, oral and anal sex.

Want to stop this? do not have sex until you are married, and then only ever have sex with your spouce

Symptoms can include a thick green or yellow discharge from sexual organs, pain when urinating and bleeding between periods. Often the person has no symptoms, however, but can still easily spread the disease to others.

Untreated infection can lead to infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease and can be passed on to a child during pregnancy.

Gonorrhoea is the second most common sexually transmitted infection in England and cases are soaring.

The number of infections increased by 19% from 29,419 in 2013 to 34,958 the following year.

Dr Jan Clarke, the president of BASHH, told the BBC News website: "We're really pleased that the chief medical officer has stressed that gonorrhoea needs this approach to treatment due to the rapid development of resistance.

"We need to protect what we've got and we need to encourage pharmacists and general practitioners to follow first-line treatment."

Dr Andrew Lee, from Public Health England, added: "Investigations are ongoing into a number of cases of anti-microbial resistant gonorrhoea.

"Public Health England will continue to monitor, and act on, the spread of antimicrobial resistance and potential gonorrhoea treatment failures, to make sure they are identified and managed promptly."


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 29, 2015, 09:19:32 am
AP Exclusive: Schools ease athlete penalties for marijuana

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- At least one-third of the Power Five conference schools are not punishing athletes as harshly as they were 10 years ago for testing positive for marijuana and other so-called recreational drugs, according to an investigation by The Associated Press.

The NCAA last year cut in half the penalty for athletes who fail screenings for substances like marijuana at its championship events, and its chief medical officer is pushing for college sports' governing body to get out of the business of testing for rec drugs altogether. The AP found that some of the nation's biggest universities, from Oregon to Auburn, have already eased their punishments as society's views on marijuana use have changed. Marijuana use among U.S. adults has doubled over a decade, according to government surveys, and recreational use is now legal in four states.

The AP analyzed policies for 57 of the 65 schools in the Southeastern, Atlantic Coast, Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences, plus Notre Dame.

Of the 57 schools, 23 since 2005 have either reduced penalties or allowed an athlete to test positive more times before being suspended or dismissed. Ten schools have separate, less stringent policies addressing only marijuana infractions.

In the Pac-12, five schools do not suspend athletes for as long as they once did. At Utah, for example, a third failed test used to mean dismissal; now it's a half-season suspension.

''It's a moving target, and we have to find that balance between being too punitive and not punitive enough, and making sure that we help people that have a problem,'' Utah athletic director Chris Hill said.

Recreational use of pot is allowed for adults in Oregon and Washington but is against the rules at Pac-12 schools in those states. At Oregon, an athlete doesn't lose playing time until a third failed test; at Oregon State, a third failed test used to mean dismissal, but athletes are now given one more chance.

At Washington, a third failed test used to be a one-year suspension but is now just 30 days.

''The change was intended to make the policy more rehabilitative,'' Washington spokesman Carter Henderson said.

Northwestern, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Southern California, Syracuse, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest did not provide copies of their drug policies despite repeated requests, citing privacy laws. Stanford does not test its athletes. Illinois has a separate pot policy that has become more strict but isn't as punitive as its policy for drugs like **** or heroin.

The Big Ten and Big 12 are the only Power Five conferences that do their own testing in addition to the testing done by the schools and NCAA. Those two conferences punish athletes who test positive for performance-enhancing drugs. The Big 12 is the only conference that screens for recreational drugs, but it does not sanction athletes who test positive. Instead, the Big 12 notifies the school of a positive test and leaves any discipline to the school.

Alcohol remains by far the most abused substance on college campuses, with marijuana ranking second. In the most recent NCAA survey of athletes (2013), 70.9 percent of Division I football players acknowledged using alcohol in the previous 12 months and 19.3 percent acknowledged using marijuana or synthetic marijuana. In men's basketball, reported use was 58.1 percent for alcohol and 11.3 percent for marijuana/synthetic marijuana.

While schools come down hard on athletes caught using performance-enhancing drugs - a first positive test typically results in a one-year suspension - they are much less punitive for marijuana and other so-called street drugs.

Athletes who test positive a first time typically receive counseling but lose no playing time. Also, athletes who come forward and acknowledge drug use before they are tested are offered help under ''safe harbor'' programs. Second positive tests typically result in some lost playing time. Suspensions generally start kicking in after a second positive, though Kansas, Mississippi, Purdue and Oregon don't mandate a suspension until a third offense.

Football coach Mike Riley, in his first year at Nebraska after 14 years coaching at Oregon State, said he becomes suspicious marijuana is being used when he notices a player who misses or is late for meetings or is not fully engaged on and off the field.

''Through my years in coaching, I can almost pick out the guys who have a marijuana problem,'' Riley said. ''You give me three weeks with a team and, if you've got five guys, I could get three or four of them.''

Former Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory failed a marijuana test at the NFL scouting combine last February and later publicly acknowledged his use in college. Once considered a high first-round draft pick, he wasn't selected until late in the second round by Dallas.

Gregory said he and his Nebraska teammates didn't worry a lot about being tested. Nebraska, under a policy effective since September 2014, suspends an athlete for 10 percent of his or her sport's season after a second failed drug test and 20 percent after a third failed test. A fourth failed test results in dismissal. The previous policy, in place when Gregory initially enrolled, didn't take away playing time until a third failed test.

''I'm not saying that we were kind of like invincible,'' said Gregory, who played under former Huskers coach Bo Pelini. ''But they don't make it a big deal. ... They didn't really test you unless you had failed one and then after that, they test you weekly almost.''

Dr. Lonnie Albers, Nebraska's associate athletic director for athletic medicine, declined an interview request through the sports information department.

In addition to school testing for a wide range of drugs, Gregory and his teammates were subject to random screening for PEDs by the Big Ten and NCAA.

''Did I know folks that were abusing it? Yeah, on different ends of the spectrum. I think you know what I mean, smoking and other performance-enhancing drugs,'' Gregory said. ''Sometimes guys get lucky. The Big Ten comes in, we're testing steroids, might be a guy on steroids but he may say, 'You know what, I don't think I'll be one of the 12 guys that they're testing out of the 100-and-how-many guys we have on the team.' And they'll get lucky and not get tested. It's kind of hit or miss, I think.''

The NCAA has been testing for marijuana and other street drugs at championship events since the 1980s. The NCAA suspends athletes for a full season for a failed PED test. Starting in August 2014, however, the penalty for failing an NCAA street-drug test was reduced from a suspension of one full season to a half season.

NCAA medical chief Dr. Brian Hainline said his organization should concentrate on busting athletes who use PEDs and leave it to the schools to deal with the rest, preferably through treatment rather than punishment.

''The most important thing that I can't emphasize enough is that as a society, we have to make a clear distinction between recreational drug use and cheating,'' Hainline said. ''I really believe that they require two different approaches. One is more nuanced, and one is hard core.''

What about marijuana being against the law in most states?

''If we're going to test at championship events for things that are illegal, then we shouldn't just test for pot,'' Hainline said. ''If there are any kids under the age of 18 smoking cigarettes, we should test for that. We certainly should be testing for alcohol for everyone under the age of 21. Then we ask ourselves, 'Where does the moral authority stop?' I'm all for moral authority as long as there is a philosophical consistency to it.''

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 29, 2015, 02:15:54 pm
How Does Marijuana Affect the Brain and Behavior? Here's What Recent Studies Say

Stoners have a reputation for being exceptionally mellow, but a recent study of the effects of marijuana use on daily behavior may suggest otherwise. According to researchers from Yale University of Medicine and the Pennsylvania State University, the study found a positive short-term correlation between marijuana use and hostile and impulsive behavior.

"Marijuana use is associated with changes in impulse control and hostility in daily life," according to the study, published in March. Researchers found that participants were more aggressive on days they used marijuana, and the following day, than on days they didn't get high.

The study analyzed 43 participants' marijuana, alcohol, tobacco use and hostile and impulsive behavior daily for 14 days using random effects models. Scientists found that marijuana use alone, without the alcohol and tobacco combination, increased impulsive and hostile behavior on the day participants used the drug and the day after.

The study was brief, but due to the results and increased recreational marijuana use, researchers believe the topic warrants further research.

A 2012 study in Biological Psychiatry found that weed can cause anxiety for regular users during periods of withdrawal and puts those with genetic tendencies at risk for developing schizophrenia, Cosmopolitan reported. Some of the alleged negative side effects of marijuana can be reduced if it's legal, regulated and tested by health officials, according to marijuana advocates. "People are used to buying weed on the black market with no idea about quality,"  deputy director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Paul Armentano told Cosmopolitan. "As consumers get more sophisticated, they'll demand higher quality and better testing."

Another study on the effects of marijuana use published in the Psychology of Addictive Behaviors in September showed that the drug had an indirect negative relationship with grades among a cohort of college students. The study showed students who smoked more went to class less and therefore received relatively lower grade point averages than those who didn't engage in marijuana use.

In November, a survey of police officers across the United States conducted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration showed that 6% of the 1,000 officers surveyed reported marijuana use as the biggest drug threat. However, as of 2014, no one had died from marijuana use alone.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 30, 2015, 09:10:42 pm
Emerging from shadows, pot industry tries to build brands

DENVER (AP) — Snoop Dogg has his own line of marijuana. So does Willie Nelson. Melissa Etheridge has a marijuana-infused wine.

As the fast-growing marijuana industry emerges from the black market and starts looking like a mainstream industry, there's a scramble to brand and trademark pot products.

The celebrity endorsements are just the latest attempt to add cachet to a line of weed. Snoop Dogg calls his eight strains of weed "Dank From the Doggfather Himself." Nelson's yet-to-be-released line says the pot is "born of the awed memories of musicians who visited Willie's bus after a show."

The pot industry's makeshift branding efforts, from celebrity names on boxes of weed to the many weed-themed T-shirts and stickers common in towns with a legal marijuana market, show the industry taking halting steps toward the mainstream.

Problem is, those weed brands aren't much more substantial than the labels they're printed on. Patents and trademarks are largely regulated by the federal government, which considers marijuana an illegal drug and therefore ineligible for any sort of legal protection.

The result is a Wild West environment of marijuana entrepreneurs trying to stake claims and establish cross-state markets using a patchwork of state laws.

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Consumers have no way of knowing that celebrity-branded pot is any different than what they could get in a plastic baggie from a corner drug dealer.

"You can't go into federal court to get federal benefits if you're a drug dealer," said Sam Kamin, a University of Denver law professor who tracks marijuana law.

That doesn't mean that the pot business isn't trying.

Hundreds of marijuana-related patents have likely been requested from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, according to those who work in the industry. Exact numbers aren't available because pending patent information isn't public.

So far, federal authorities have either ignored or rejected marijuana patent and trademark requests, as in the 2010 case of a California weed-delivery service that applied to trademark its name, "The Canny Bus."

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"They haven't issued a single patent yet. But generally speaking, there is broad agreement within the patent law community that they will," said Eric Greenbaum, director of intellectual property for Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc., which is seeking a patent for a strain of marijuana to treat seizures.

Companies like Ligand are betting that if marijuana becomes legal nationally, they will be first in line to claim legal ownership of whichever type of marijuana they have already developed.

Pot companies also are filing state-level trademarks, thereby avoiding the snag in a federal trademark application: the requirement that the mark is used in interstate commerce, which remains off-limits for pot companies.

In Colorado, for example, there are nearly 700 trade names and 200 trademarks registered that include the word "marijuana" or a synonym, Kamin said.

Pot producers also are claiming everything they can that doesn't involve actual weed. So a marijuana company could trademark its logo or patent a process for packaging something, without mentioning that the "something" is marijuana.

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The marijuana industry certainly has been on the receiving end of legal threats from other companies that do have trademark and patent protection. Cease-and-desist letters aren't uncommon in the mailboxes of marijuana companies, whether it's for making a candy that looks like a non-intoxicating brand or for selling a type of pot that includes a trademarked word or phrase in its name.

The Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., for example, says it has sent dozens of cease-and-desist letters to those selling a popular strain of pot known as Girl Scout Cookies or another called Thin Mints.

"The use of our trademarks in connection with drugs tarnishes the Girl Scouts name," the organization says in the letter it has sent to pot sellers primarily in California, Colorado and Washington.

Last year, Hershey Co. sued two marijuana companies in Colorado and Washington for selling "Reefer's" peanut butter cups and "Dabby Patty" candies, which resembled Hershey's Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and York peppermint patties. Both pot companies agreed to stop selling the products and destroy any remaining inventory.

But the industry can't use those same laws to protect its own brands.

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"We're in a new industry, where the benefits of federal protection aren't open to us," said John Lord, CEO of LivWell, a 10-store chain of Colorado marijuana shops that recently entered an agreement to sell Leafs By Snoop, the entertainer's new line of marijuana.

LivWell grows the Snoop pot alongside many other strains but charges up to $175 more an ounce for the rapper's brand, which is sold from behind a glittery in-store display.

"Brand differentiation is the normal progression of events," said Lord, who wouldn't share sales figures on the Snoop pot but says its performance has been "outstanding."

"Consumers will see more and more of this in the future."

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 06, 2016, 03:47:30 pm
Once upon a time ago, it was regular 'ole cigs AND R-rated Hellywood movies that were marketed teens that sparked an outrage from the public and Capitol Hill. Now? It seems like noone cares anymore.

E-Cigarette Ads Target Millions of Teens, Govt. Says

Amy Rushlow
January 5, 2016

E-cigarette advertisements are responsible for millions of U.S. children and teens using the nicotine-delivering devices, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“The same advertising tactics the tobacco industry used years ago to get kids addicted to nicotine are now being used to entice a new generation of young people to use e-cigarettes,” CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden said during a phone call with press today (Jan. 5).

Youth e-cigarette use has increased drastically in the past several years. Between 2011 and 2013, the number of middle and high school students using e-cigs tripled, according to government surveys. More recently, the popularity of e-cigarettes among teenagers has skyrocketed. According to the National Youth Tobacco Survey, the proportion of high school students using e-cigarettes increased threefold between 2013 and 2014 alone.

During the same time period, advertising for e-cigarettes has boomed. In 2011, advertisers spent $6.4 million on e-cig advertisements in newspapers, magazines, television, and online, the American Journal of Preventive Medicine concluded. By 2013, that figure topped $60 million, according to AdAge. And in 2014, according to a CDC statement, advertisers spent $115 million promoting e-cigs.

Related: E-Cigarette Flavorings Linked to Lung Diseases

“Kids should not be using e-cigarettes and yet two-thirds of kids in this country are seeing e-cigarette ads,” Frieden says, referring to a data analysis that found 68.9 percent of middle and high school students have been exposed to e-cigarette advertising.

Two million high school students and 450,000 middle school students used e-cigarettes in the past month, according to government data from a 2014 survey. In fact, teens are now more likely to use e-cigarettes than they are to smoke conventional cigarettes, the data shows.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 20, 2016, 07:37:29 pm
This mother drank while pregnant. Here’s what her daughter’s like at 43.

Kathy Mitchell wants to share something with you. She’s not proud of it, and it’s not a behavior she hopes you’ll emulate. It’s just the truth: As a teen, Kathy drank alcohol while pregnant with her daughter, Karli. It was a perilous if unwitting mistake that has defined both of their lives.

Karli is now 43 but is the developmental age of a first-grader. In the home she shares with her mother and stepfather, she collects dolls and purses, and pores over Hello Kitty coloring and sticker books. Karli has fetal alcohol syndrome, the result of alcohol exposure in utero.

In middle age, Karli has none of the awareness, self-determination and independence that most of us take for granted. She can’t recognize social cues, is easily led and manipulated, and can’t predict dangerous behaviors. She can only follow one rule at a time and doesn’t understand sequence. She can cross a street at a lighted crosswalk, but if the light is out, she’ll step in front of a car. She likes to wear pretty clothes, but she can’t remember to brush her teeth.

To Kathy, Karli’s is simply a life snuffed of promise. “I adore my very sweet daughter,” Kathy says. “She’s a forever innocent child. But not a day goes by that I don’t ask myself, ‘What if? What if alcohol hadn’t been a part of my life?’ ”

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, or FASD, covers a range of impairments from severe, such as Karli’s fetal alcohol syndrome, to mild. Its effects can include impaired growth, intellectual disabilities and such neurological, emotional and behavioral issues as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, vision problems and speech and language delays. FASD is also sometimes characterized by a cluster of facial features: small eyes, a thin upper lip and a flat philtrum (the ridge between the nose and upper lip).

And, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put it, the disabilities “last a lifetime. There is no cure, though early intervention treatment can improve a child’s development.”

“In our family, though, [Karli] is a blessing,” Kathy says. “She brings joy to everyone she knows.” But, she adds, “it breaks my heart to think about why Karli is disabled.”

But Kathy says that rather than “sit in self-hatred and self-blame,” she has made it her mission in life to tell the story of her and Karli so that others won’t make the same mistakes. “I believe I would be a terrible person if I didn’t do everything in my power to prevent this from happening to another child.”

Family history of alcoholism
Kathy’s lengthy affair with alcohol was nearly a birthright. She grew up in Rockville, Md., the fifth child of seven in a family in which, she says, problems were barely acknowledged and rarely discussed. Especially the alcoholism that Kathy says was a part of her family history.

In 1964, when Kathy was 10, her parents opened a restaurant in Olney, which they would own for the next 33 years.

Kathy and her siblings all helped in the business, which took on a nightclub atmosphere after 8 p.m. “Customers would come for dinner, then dance and drink all night. At 1 a.m. they’d be stumbling out to their cars to drive home,” she says.

By the time she turned 12, Kathy had been drunk more than once — and figured out that she liked the euphoria of intoxication. “Drinking made me feel grown-up, cuter, smarter, and helped me flow with the rest of the world,” she says. In her chaotic, sibling-filled household, she was essentially an “invisible child,” she says, with no one noti­cing her drinking.

Maid of honor at age 14 at her sister’s wedding, Kathy remembers drinking beer after beer until, thoroughly intoxicated, she fled the scene — before the wedding photographs were even taken. “It was just, like, ‘Oh, that’s Kathleen!’ Looking back now, I can say that I was in the early stages of alcoholism by then, having blackouts. Everyone else was busy surviving and doing their own thing, and no one seemed to notice that I needed help.”

In 10th grade, Kathy got pregnant. She married the baby’s father — a teenage boyfriend — and dropped out of school. Their son was born a month after Kathy turned 17. The child was healthy and Kathy went back to waiting tables and tending bar. Nine months later she was pregnant again.

In those days, she recalls, people would say, “If you want to have a big fat baby, drink a beer a day” and “red wine is good for the baby’s blood.” Kathy again drank throughout her pregnancy, but usually just with friends. She’d put away a bottle of wine, or four to five beers, during a weekend.

Drinking wasn’t her only risky behavior: “The fact is, I had poor nutrition, smoked cigarettes, worked in bars and drank alcohol. None of this was conducive to a healthy pregnancy.”

In 1973, just a few months after turning 18, she gave birth to Karli.

Discovery came too late
That same year, researchers at the University of Washington Medical School published a landmark paper that described children with physical and intellectual disabilities whose mothers had drunk heavily throughout pregnancy. Alcohol was a teratogen, a substance that kills or damages developing cells, the researchers said, and then for the first time used term fetal alcohol syndrome to describe the result.

That information came too late to make a difference to Kathy or Karli.

From birth, Karli had been plagued by relatively minor health problems that didn’t raise red flags at the pediatrician’s office. When she failed to sit up on time and was slow to reach other milestones, doctors told Kathy that her baby had experienced delays because of her chronic ear infections.

Yet Karli’s problems grew more pronounced as she aged. She exhibited fine and gross motor difficulties, poor joint mobility and speech delays. At one point, a doctor diagnosed cerebral palsy, one of the many disorders and conditions whose symptoms overlap with those of FASD. Later it became clear that Karli didn’t have cerebral palsy, but “at that point it is more accurate to understand that the physician didn’t even have FASD in his lineup,” Kathy says. “Very few are trained to diagnose the disorder, and the number was even fewer back then. No one ever asked me about my alcohol use.”

And Kathy continued to drink.

Meanwhile, her life grew more chaotic: evictions, job loss, divorce, illicit drug use and even suicidal thoughts. She gave birth to three more children, drinking throughout each pregnancy.

With her parents providing the bulk of care for Karli and her siblings, Kathy drifted in and out of jobs, apartments, motivation and despair. Her third child, a girl, was born healthy, but by the time she became pregnant with her fourth child, Kathy had added an addiction to heroin to the alcohol and cigarettes. Six months later the baby, a boy, died at birth. In 1982 she gave birth to her fifth child, a girl she named Keysha. The child stopped breathing in her crib at 10 weeks. When Kathy went in to wake the baby and found her lifeless, she had a psychological break.

“All I remember is screaming and screaming and screaming,” Kathy says. “I ended up being carted off by the police to a mental institution in Sykesville, where doctors decided that I was an addict, not insane, and I was sent off to an inpatient treatment center to detox.”

As she recovered, she resolved to change her life. Therapy segued from a 30-day regimen at the inpatient facility into a 10-month stay in therapeutic community, during which time Kathy earned her GED. She moved back in with her parents, took evening courses and learned the basic skills of mothering. She was 30 years old.

Soon she was hired as a counselor’s aide at Montgomery General Hospital’s detox center and became a certified addiction counselor.

Kathy first heard about the effects of **** on fetal development in 1988 at a professional conference about the crack-baby epidemic and realized that manyof the symptoms of these babies seemed to fit with those of Karli’s. “I hadn’t used crack **** while pregnant with Karli — I’d only used alcohol — so I wondered whether alcohol could have caused her problems. I’d never heard of that possibility before,” she says.

Now a teenager, Karli lagged far behind her classmates in all ways. She couldn’t tell time or ride a bicycle, and she couldn’t understand money or abstract math concepts.

So in 1989, Kathy took Karli, then 16, to Georgetown University Hospital. After a battery of tests administered over a couple of days, Kathy sat down with a team of doctors and specialists to hear the verdict. The geneticist spoke first: “Your daughter does have fetal alcohol syndrome.”

Kathy’s pattern of alcohol use, with the occasional spiked levels of alcohol, he told her, “were associated with lifelong brain damage,” Kathy recalls him saying.

“I thought I would die from the grief and guilt,” she says. “It was one of the worst days of my life, and at that moment I knew that I had to do what I could to prevent this from happening to another child.”

Spreading the word
Today Kathy, 61, is vice president of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, a nonprofit that aims to increase awareness of the risks of alcohol use during pregnancy and its effect on families. She hopes that being public about her own history will help destigmatize the issue and maybe prevent another young mother from doing what she did.

FASD statistics are not definitive, but some recent research suggests that as many as 2 to 5 percent of children in the United States and some European countries might have some form of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

In October, the American Academy of Pediatrics reported that there is no known safe level of alcoholic consumption during any trimester of pregnancy. But, according to the CDC, 1 in 10 pregnant women acknowledge alcohol use — “a risk that doesn’t make sense to me at all,” says Kenneth L. Jones, a professor of pediatrics at the University of California at San Diego who was co-author of the landmark 1973 study. Each fetus has individual risk factors, he continues, driven by the genetics of both parents as well as the mother’s diet, so it’s nearly impossible to determine how much alcoholis too much. “But why bother putting an amount on it?” he says. “Why risk your baby’s future?”

For Kathy, “the guilt and remorse are painful, but it’s even worse to think of what Karli might have been — a nurse, like she wanted do be when she was 10, or a wife or mother? She won’t have any of it now, because I drank during my pregnancies. I would never knowingly harm my child, but what I didn’t know ended up robbing her of so much.”

Karli’s days are pleasant and full, framed by her devoted family. An aide helps her every day while Kathy and her husband are at work. Karli takes Zumba and water aerobics classes and goes grocery shopping, and every Friday she sees a matinee. She has a paid job one afternoon a week as a stock clerk,supported by a job coach, at a discount clothing store near her home in Olney. On weekends she participates in social activities through the Montgomery County Department of Therapeutic Recreation, which provides programs for people with disabilities.

Every night, Karli puts on some Hello Kitty pajamas. Kathy tucks her into bed with her two favorite dolls, Laura Liz and April. In the glow of a Tinker Bell night light near her bed, Karli smiles up at Kathy. “I love you, Mommy,” she says.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 09, 2016, 05:36:02 pm

Meet Peyton Manning, The World’s First ‘Christian’ Budweiser Salesman

Budweiser disavowed all knowledge that Peyton Manning was going to make those remarks, and said emphatically that they did not pay him to say that. Good thing, too, as it is a violation of NFL league rules for a player to promote alcohol. So why would Manning repeat multiple times that he was going out to "drink a lot of Budweiser"? Because he owns a financial interest in not one but two Budweiser distributorships in his home state of Louisiana.

So why would Peyton Manning, a Christian, repeat multiple times that he was going out to “drink a lot of Budweiser”? Because he owns a financial interest in not one but two Budweiser distributorships in his home state of Louisiana.

“Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken also, that thou mayest look on their nakedness!” Habakkuk 2:15 (KJV)

Peyton Manning, of whom it had been said during the regular season had a “noodle arm“, was very vocal after pulling off the upset of the century with the Bronco’s defeat of the Carolina Panthers. This is what he said to CBS’ Tracy Wolfson:

“I want to go kiss my wife and my kids. I want to go hug my family,” Manning said in comments to CBS’ Tracy Wolfson immediately after the game. “I’m going to drink a lot of Budweiser tonight, Tracy, I promise you that. I’m going to take care of those things first and definitely going to say a little prayer and thank the man upstairs for this great opportunity.”

The really sad part of that statement is twofold. One, for someone who calls himself an “evangelical Christian“, telling 100 million people that he is going to go out and “drink a lot of Budweiser” and get drunk is a really, really poor testimony. It makes Christianity look really bad, makes it look just like the unsaved world. Secondly, instead of thanking his Saviour Jesus Christ, he instead opted for the expression “the man upstairs”. That’s what unsaved people call God, that’s not what Christians call their Heavenly Father.

Budweiser disavowed all knowledge that Peyton Manning was going to make those remarks, and said emphatically that they did not pay him to say that. Good thing, too, as it is a violation of NFL league rules for a player to promote alcohol. So why would Manning repeat multiple times that he was going out to “drink a lot of Budweiser”? Because he owns a financial interest in not one but two Budweiser distributorships in his home state of Louisiana.

So not only does Peyton Manning like to get drunk himself, he also enables thousands of other people to get drunk as well, while profiting from it at the same time. Absolutely shameful behavior for someone claiming to be a Christian. I wonder how many of the millions of impressionable, young teenage boys who watched and listened to him extol the virtues of getting drunk will be going out to try and do exactly that.

“Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations: And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean;” Leviticus 10:9,10 (KJV)

Looks like Budweiser and police and EMS workers across the country will be experiencing the same thing over the coming weeks, a marked increase in business.

Thanks for lowering the bar, Peyton. The Laodicean Church appreciates your diligent efforts. The last quarterback Denver had was sure a whole lot different than this.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 21, 2016, 09:48:51 pm

The alarming rise in binge drinking among young women

A new film launches a national campaign focused on young women and alcohol

Rosemary Counter

February 21, 2016

In a dingy basement apartment, Taylor and Molly, both 21-year-old students at an unnamed Canadian university, discuss their evening plans. More specifically, they discuss the availability of alcohol. “They’ll have a couple kegs,” promises Taylor, a biology major, “and mixed drinks like vodka crans, whisky sours, rum and cokes.” Unconvinced that will be enough, Molly pops three tallboys into her purse. Taylor fills a Gatorade bottle with white wine from a box.

It’s the beginning of a wild night in the new documentary Girls’ Night Out, airing this month on CBC, that zooms in on young women’s drinking habits—from their perspective. “It’s an uncomfortable topic for a lot of people,” says director Phyllis Ellis, herself a mother of a 22-year-old girl. “But I’m not going to make it softer. I’m just going to deal with the truth that they give me.”

The truth is that binge-drinking—defined by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health as consuming five or more standard drinks (four for women) on a single occasion—is an epidemic: 18 per cent of high school students admitted they binged at least once last month; 32 per cent of Canadians aged 20 to 34 binged 12 times in the past year; and, proving this isn’t a freshman-specific problem, 19 per cent of Canadians aged 35 to 44—almost one in five—did the same.

That people sometimes drink to get drunk is nothing new. What is new is that binge drinking among women has increased at a rate seven times that of men, according to the American Public Health Association. While men still consume more alcohol, women metabolize it differently—the effects occurring faster and lasting longer—and are more vulnerable to long-term health effects. The risk of liver cirrhosis, brain damage and heart disease due to alcohol are all greater in women than men.
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At the same time, the way young women drink is different. “A binge is bigger than it used to be,” says Ann Dowsett Johnston, author of Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol, which inspired the film. “He’s drinking beer while she’s drinking shots. She’s two-thirds his size and probably didn’t eat dinner. Women live with more alcohol [than men], they pre-drink, they have a habit of purging and starting again.”

To Johnston, it’s no coincidence this generation of women is hitting the bottle harder than ever before; it’s the first generation to grow up with what she calls “Big Alcohol.” To target the underperforming young female market, which was too calorie-conscious for beer and not sophisticated enough for wine, the spirit industry invented the “alcopop” (e.g. Smirnoff Ice, Bacardi Breezer, Mike’s Hard Lemonade) and advertised it aggressively throughout the mid-’90s. In the same moment, Bridget Jones got adorably trashed alone in her apartment and Carrie Bradshaw made the cosmopolitan her go-to cocktail. “A whole generation of young women were taught that to be sophisticated, you drink vodka. They skipped the rest and started with hard liquor,” says Johnston. A more recent iteration may be what Punch, an online magazine devoted to intelligent writing about booze and drinking, calls the “whisky woman”—tough, “bro girl” types out of a Gillian Flynn novel with a penchant for downing Maker’s Mark who have become recurring features in men’s magazines.

Most of the young women who follow this drinking model are not alcoholics. A better term may be “almost alcoholic,” a new descriptor for people with alcohol-related problems that don’t officially “qualify” as alcoholic. “It’s a spectrum,” says Joe Nowinski, author of the 2012 book Almost Alcoholic. “There’s this middle zone of problem drinking with a mild to moderate problem, and there are a lot of people there.” In 2014, the National Survey of Drug Use and Health reported 90 per cent of excessive drinkers don’t meet the definition of alcoholism. In fact, because no general consensus can define it, even the word “alcoholism” was replaced in medical texts with “alcohol use disorder” in 2013.

“I didn’t day-drink, I didn’t need a drink in the morning; I could go a week or two without booze,” says 36-year-old Jen McNeely, a Toronto-based blogger. At 19, a guidance counsellor directed her to Alcoholics Anonymous. “I didn’t see anyone like me there, so I didn’t stick around,” she says. She drank hard for a dozen more years—professionally, almost, since she’s the brains behind the girl-about-town website She Does the City—before admitting she had a problem. “I wasn’t sure then if I was an alcoholic. I was a binge drinker.”
•Related: Does Alcoholics Anonymous fail addicts?

Now sober, McNeely appears in the film, spliced alongside younger versions of herself: “I’ll drink just to get drunk and I think that’s what most people do,” says Victoria, 21. “We all feel like it’s the normal thing to do,” says Taylor. It takes Molly eight drinks to “go from here to not here. Like the lights are on but no one’s home.”

That’s the blackout, the hallmark of the binge drinker, when the blood alcohol reaches a saturation point and shuts down the hippocampus, the part of the brain where long-term memories are made. People in blackouts are not passed out, but can walk, tell jokes, have sex and drive cars. They can appear normal and functional to others. The majority of people never experience a blackout, but they’re not uncommon among drinkers. A 2002 study from Duke University found 51 per cent of drinkers had blacked out before; the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse’s 2009 survey of 4,500 students found 12 per cent had blacked out within the past two weeks.

Since a blackout is defined by its nothingness, few accounts exist to offer insight into the experience. In the film, Sarah Hepola, author of Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget, describes a moment, “when the curtain lifts again” and she finds herself “on top of a guy I’ve never seen before, and we’re having sex.” It was neither the first time she suspected she had a problem, nor the rock-bottom moment that would inspire her to quit: “My rock bottom lasted for five years,” she says.

Hepola’s story isn’t rare either; in fact, it’s commonplace for the women in Girls’ Night Out. Adriana, 25, recounts waking up beside a man she met the night before and discovering a pair of handprint-shaped bruises on her hips, though she had no memory of having had sex. In an era where consent is paramount in the culture—however it may play out in the courts—it’s a troubling and confusing storyline. “I never considered that assault because I know how I behaved when I was out and I knew the person I was,” she says, noting her partner was intoxicated too and perhaps equally incapable of giving consent. “The fact that I don’t remember it is my fault.”

Navigating this issue was particularly challenging while making the film, says Ellis. “**** is ****, and it doesn’t matter what you wear or do,” she says. “But there is another part to this conversation we need to be having. Even if it’s uncomfortable, even if it pisses people off, even if we’re wrong.”

Hepola too doesn’t consider her own blackout-sex story an assault. “Some people are of the opinion that any sex in a blackout is ****,” she says. “I’m not of that opinion.” Hepola is clear that to differentiate passed out (where a woman is unconscious or physically incapacitated due to alcohol) from blacked out, but she believes there is a complicated grey zone, where a woman appears to outsiders to be functioning or even normal. In Hepola’s case, alcohol obliterated her shyness and insecurity and offered a temporary out-of-character sexual confidence that was gone by daylight. Hepola believes it’s vital that this grey zone be part of the discussion about women and binge drinking, which often brings women in her particular position regret, shame and fear when their decision-making abilities are impaired by alcohol. “Many yeses on Friday night would be noes on Saturday morning,” she says.

The women in the film suggest that binge drinking can evolve into alcoholism—or scale back to moderation. Hepola ended up identifying as an alcoholic and has been sober for six years. Jen McNeely has been clean for five years. But others have managed to embrace moderation. “I decided I actually wasn’t an alcoholic,” says Adriana, now a nutritionist, who can easily enjoy a single glass of wine. “It was the environment I had put myself in and the people I was surrounding myself with.” That said, she believes the distinction is oddly arbitrary: “They say you’re a full-blown alcoholic when you need a drink in the morning, but girls like me need three bottles of wine before they go to the bar. What’s the difference?”

To steer university students toward lower-risk drinking, a new year-long campaign is launching across Canada. Developed by Girls’ Night Out producers with the Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse, #RethinkTheDrink will pick up where Ellis’s film ends, with dramatic webisodes, resource lists and on-campus screenings during always-boozy frosh week. They’ll be promoting #GirlsNightIn and an introspective Tumblr series called “Letters to 18-year-old me.” The goal is online engagement, open dialogue and, hopefully, some kind of change. “It’s going to take more than a village,” says the campaign’s spearhead, Deborah Day. “A lot of us have our heads in the sand.”

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Post by: Mark on February 29, 2016, 10:51:44 pm
Lift the Ban! Kofi Annan on Why It's Time To Legalize Drugs

Drugs are dangerous, but current narcotics policies are an even bigger threat because punishment is given a greater priority than health and human rights. It's time for regulations that put lives and safety first, argues former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

In my experience, good public policy is best shaped by the dispassionate analysis of what in practice has worked, or not. Policy based on common assumptions and popular sentiments can become a recipe for mistaken prescriptions and misguided interventions.

Nowhere is this divorce between rhetoric and reality more evident than in the formulation of global drug policies, where too often emotions and ideology rather than evidence have prevailed.

Take the case of the medical use of cannabis. By looking carefully at the evidence from the United States, we now know that legalizing the use of cannabis for medical purposes has not, as opponents argued, led to an increase in its use by teenagers. By contrast, there has been a near tripling of American deaths from heroin overdoses between 2010 and 2013, even though the law and its severe punishments remain unchanged.

This year, between April 19 and 21, the United Nations General Assembly will hold a special session on drugs and the world will have a chance to change course. As we approach that event, we need to ask ourselves if we are on the right policy path. More specifically, how do we deal with what the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has called the "unintended consequences" of the policies of the last 50 years, which have helped, among other things, to create a vast, international criminal market in drugs that fuels violence, corruption and instability? Just think of the 16,000 murders in Mexico in 2013, many of which are directly linked to drug trafficking.

A War on People

Globally, the "war on drugs" has not succeeded. Some estimate that enforcing global prohibition costs at least $100 billion (€90.7 billion) a year, but as many as 300 million people now use drugs worldwide, contributing to a global illicit market with a turnover of $330 billion a year, one of the largest commodity markets in the world.

Prohibition has had little impact on the supply of or demand for drugs. When law enforcement succeeds in one area, drug production simply moves to another region or country, drug trafficking moves to another route and drug users switch to a different drug. Nor has prohibition significantly reduced use. Studies have consistently failed to establish the existence of a link between the harshness of a country's drug laws and its levels of drug use. The widespread criminalization and punishment of people who use drugs, the over-crowded prisons, mean that the war on drugs is, to a significant degree, a war on drug users -- a war on people.

Africa is sadly an example of these problems. The West Africa Commission on Drugs, which my foundation convened, reported last year that the region has now become not only a major transit point between producers in Latin America and consumers in Europe, but an area where consumption is increasing. Drug money, and the criminality associated with it, is fostering corruption and violence. The stability of countries and the region as a whole is under threat.

I believe that drugs have destroyed many lives, but wrong government policies have destroyed many more. We all want to protect our families from the potential harm of drugs. But if our children do develop a drug problem, surely we will want them cared for as patients in need of treatment and not branded as criminals.

Stop Stigmatizing and Start Helping

The tendency in many parts of the world to stigmatize and incarcerate drug users has prevented many from seeking medical treatment. In what other areas of public health do we criminalize patients in need of help? Punitive measures have sent many people to prison, where their drug use has worsened. A criminal record for a young person for a minor drug offence can be a far greater threat to their well-being than occasional drug use.

The original intent of drug policy, according to the UN Convention on Narcotic Drugs, was to protect the "health and welfare of mankind." We need to refocus international and national policy on this key objective.

This requires us to take four critical steps.

First, we must decriminalize personal drug use. The use of drugs is harmful and reducing those harms is a task for the public health system, not the courts. This must be coupled with the strengthening of treatment services, especially in middle and low-income countries.

Second, we need to accept that a drug-free world is an illusion. We must focus instead on ensuring that drugs cause the least possible harm. Harm reduction measures, such as needle exchange programs, can make a real difference. Germany adopted such measures early on and the level of HIV infections among injecting drug users is close to 5 percent, compared to over 40 percent in some countries which resist this pragmatic approach.

Third, we have to look at regulation and public education rather than the total suppression of drugs, which we know will not work. The steps taken successfully to reduce tobacco consumption (a very powerful and damaging addiction) show what can be achieved. It is regulation and education, not the threat of prison, which has cut the number of smokers in many countries. Higher taxes, restrictions on sale and effective anti-smoking campaigns have delivered the right results.

The legal sale of cannabis is a reality that started with California legalizing the sale of cannabis for medical use in 1996. Since then, 22 US states and some European countries have followed suit. Others have gone further still. A voter initiative which gained a majority at the ballot box has caused Colorado to legalize the sale of cannabis for recreational use. Last year, Colorado collected around $135 million in taxes and license fees related to legal cannabis sales. Others have taken less commercial routes. Users of Spain's cannabis social clubs can grow and buy cannabis through small non-commercial organizations. And Canada looks likely to become the first G7 country to regulate the sale of cannabis next year.

Legal Regulation Protects Health

Initial trends show us that where cannabis has been legalized, there has been no explosion in drug use or drug-related crime. The size of the black market has been reduced and thousands of young people have been spared criminal records. But a regulated market is not a free market. We need to carefully think through what needs regulating, and what does not. While most cannabis use is occasional, moderate and not associated with significant problems, it is nonetheless precisely because of its potential risks that it needs to be regulated.

And therefore, the fourth and final step is to recognize that drugs must be regulated precisely because they are risky. It is time to acknowledge that drugs are infinitely more dangerous if they are left solely in the hands of criminals who have no concerns about health and safety. Legal regulation protects health. Consumers need to be aware of what they are taking and have clear information on health risks and how to minimize them. Governments need to be able to regulate vendors and outlets according to how much harm a drug can cause. The most risky drugs should never be available "over the counter" but only via medical prescription for people registered as dependent users, as is already happening in Switzerland.

Scientific evidence and our concern for health and human rights must shape drug policy. This means making sure that fewer people die from drug overdoses and that small-time offenders do not end up in jail where their drug problems get worse. It is time for a smarter, health-based approach to drug policy.

It is time for countries, such as Germany, which have adopted better policies at home, to strongly advocate for policy change abroad. The United Nations General Assembly special session on the world drug problem would be a good place to start.


Yah, lets legalize them, lets start with this one first..

Krokodil Drug Facts: http://www.drugs.com/illicit/krokodil.html

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Post by: Mark on March 02, 2016, 02:33:53 am
Drug dealers will be executed by force-feeding them their own supply under new rules being considered in Indonesia

    Country's National Narcotics Agency suggested the extreme punishment 
    Proposal would strengthen tough laws including death by firing squad
    4.5 million drug addicts currently live in Indonesia with 33 dying a day
    Spokesman for agency said drugs were 'enemy' as he announced plans

Drug dealers in Indonesia will be made to eat their own supply until they die if new rules are pushed through.

The country's National Narcotics Agency has suggested the punishment in a desperate bid to tackle growing drugs problems.

The proposal would strengthen already tough laws, which include death by firing squad if citizens are caught drugs trafficking.

Police have also increased raids on local dealers, with one recent investigation leading to four deaths. 

Slamet Pribadi, a spokesman for the agency, told Al Jazeera: 'We need to be serious because drugs are the enemy.'

Hendro Pandowo, a local police chief, added: 'We have to fight this war on drugs everywhere.

'They have to be cleaned off the streets of Jakarta and eradicated through Indonesia.' 

Around 4.5 million drug addicts currently live in Indonesia with 33 people dying per day due to overdoses.

Critics have slammed the proposals and claim the country's laws do not differentiate between addicts and criminals. 

It comes after the country decided to halt all executions temporarily at the end of last year.

The decision meant British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford, who was sentenced to death after being caught smuggling **** into Bali, was given a temporary reprieve

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3471915/Drug-dealers-executed-force-feeding-supply-new-rules-considered-Indonesia.html#ixzz41jUIv5W1

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 02, 2016, 10:30:47 pm
Don't be fooled by all these false teachers and false professing Christians who try to convince you that drinking alcohol "moderately" is somehow a Christian's "liberty". Ultimately, NOONE intends to be an alcoholic.

Proverbs 31:4  It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:
Pro 31:5  Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 15, 2016, 10:18:44 pm
The U.S. Supreme Court Is Hearing a Huge Marijuana Legalization Case Today

Nebraska and Oklahoma v. Colorado.

The Supreme Court of the United States — minus the late Justice Scalia — is set to take up the hot-button issue of marijuana legalization today in a highly watched case. The SCOTUS is hearing a challenge to Colorado legalization from two neighboring states Nebraska and Oklahoma as plaintiffs. The states are arguing that because of legalization, marijuana is unlawfully crossing over their borders. The federal Controlled Substances Act should override state legalization, they argue, under the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution. But SCOTUS is unlikely to take up Nebraska and Oklahoma v. Colorado, watchers say, partially because the plaintiffs' case is so weak, and partially because one likely supporter of the case, Justice Scalia, is dead.

"It's hard to predict where a given justice is going to come down on anything," according to Tom Angell, in an interview with the International Business Times. Angell founded the cannabis advocacy group Marijuana Majority, and analyzed Scalia's record on cannabis for Marijuana.com. "But my best guess is Nebraska and Oklahoma probably just lost one of their votes for granting the review."

With the nine-member SCOTUS down to eight, the vote for review could be 4-4, and a tie would favor the defendant Colorado. Legal experts say plaintiffs Nebraska and Oklahoma lack standing.

"The plaintiffs can't show they could be helped by a positive decision in their favor," Sam Kamin, marijuana law professor at the University of Denver, told IBT.

The federal government itself does not support review, and the solicitor general urged the Supreme Court to deny the lawsuit. If SCOTUS takes up review and ties on the case, it would only be the third time in U.S. history for a so-called 'original jurisdiction deadlock'.

The first time, in 1870, the case remained up in the air for nearly three years. The second time, in 1953, the court ruled one way, only to overrule itself a year later. … In other words, no one knows exactly what will happen if the Supreme Court takes up the Colorado lawsuit and then can't come to a majority opinion on it.

Still legal experts doubt SCOTUS wants to potentially shut down medical and recreational legalization in 35 states.

"There is so much very, very high-profile stuff on pause right now, my gut instinct is they are going to say, 'We don't need anything else on our plate,'" Kamin told IBT.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 23, 2016, 08:19:06 am
Alcoholics Anonymous: Twelve Steps to Hell - Antichrist Agenda Revealed (pastor Jason Cooley)
3/22/2016 (TUE)
Audio: http://www.sermonaudio.com/playpopup.asp?SID=322162325499

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Post by: Mark on March 24, 2016, 01:33:16 am
Regular Marijuana Use Linked to Economic and Social Problems

really?  ::)

People who smoke marijuana on a regular basis for years and those who are dependent on it are significantly more likely to have economic and social problems at midlife than those who use it only occasionally or not at all, new research shows. And the longer that people regularly smoke, the greater their chances of having these troubles.

The study does not prove that marijuana causes these problems, but it does go further than probably any other research has done before to demonstrate a strong link. The paper was compiled from information gathered on nearly 1,000 New Zealanders in the town of Dunedin, who were checked on and interviewed regularly from birth to the age of 38. It was published online March 23 in the journal Clinical Psychological Science.

People in the study who smoked regularly, defined as at least four times per week over the course of several years, had significantly more economic problems, such as high levels of debt, poorer credit ratings, limits on cash flow and even difficulty paying for food and rent, says study author Magdalena Cerdá, a researcher at the University of California, Davis.

Moreover, they also were more likely to exhibit antisocial tendencies in the workplace, including such things as lying and engaging in arguments with co-workers. And they were more like to have conflicts in their intimate relationships, she adds.

Heavy smokers also ended up in a lower “social class” than their parents, Cerdá says. (Social class was defined as level of job specialty, with professionals like doctors and lawyers at the top and unskilled laborers at the bottom.) Meanwhile, those who didn’t regularly smoke ended up in a higher social class than their parents. While noteworthy, the finding raises some philosophical questions about what “social class” really means and what the value of such distinctions are.

Unlike many studies, this paper tried to control for a wide variety of potentially confounding factors, such as ethnicity, social class of origin, family history of substance dependence, low childhood self-control, childhood IQ, adolescent psychological problems like depression and motivation level at age 18. The researchers also controlled for the use of alcohol and other drugs. When people using these substances were excluded and only those using solely marijuana were considered, the link held up, the study found.

It should be noted, however, that the findings don’t apply to light or occasional smokers. And Igor Grant, a physician and researcher at UC San Diego who wasn’t involved in the paper, clarified that people who admitted smoking four times per week were probably more realistically smoking on a daily basis. Meanwhile, only a small fraction of marijuana users— around 9 percent, according to one large study—become dependent on it. And this number, as with just about everything involving marijuana, is a subject of controversy, with some saying it’s higher and others saying it’s lower or inappropriately measured in the first place.

The study participants were interviewed by researchers at ages 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 15, 18, 21, 26, 32 and 38.

Researchers found that cannabis and alcohol dependence were both about equally linked with downward mobility, antisocial behavior in the workplace and relationship conflicts. But marijuana dependence appears to be linked even more strongly to financial problems than alcohol dependence is, Cerdá says.

Of course, alcohol dependence has much worse health effects than heavy cannabis use, and this study didn’t address physical health, Cerdá says.

As to whether these results could be unique to New Zealand, Ceradá says she doesn’t think so because “there have been multiple studies looking at this, and they’ve been pretty consistent.” That said, the levels of regular use and dependence—15 and 18 percent, respectively, among the New Zealand study participants—is higher than those found in the United States. But these rates may go up as marijuana is legalized in more and more states.

(The reason those numbers are different is because some people smoke regularly without being dependent, and some become dependent without smoking heavily, Cerdá says.)

There are, of course, limitations to this study. “It is difficult to definitely establish a causal relationship in studies of this sort, as the authors acknowledge,” says Wayne Hall, a researcher at the University of Queensland who wasn’t involved in the paper. “It may be that cannabis dependence is a marker of other risk factors for social and economic adversity. [But] this is less likely given that the effects persisted after controlling for plausible confounders and that much the same pattern was true of alcohol dependence” in the group, he adds.

One of the strengths of the study was to show that people generally began to have economic and social problems after smoking regularly and were not different beforehand as teens on measures of IQ, motivation, impulsivity or likelihood of using other drugs, Cerdá says.

However, Grant says that it’s possible there is something unique about the type of person who goes on to smoke regularly or become dependent, and some of the problems encountered may have to do with underlying personality differences that are difficult to measure—or psychological problems not yet manifest—as opposed to marijuana itself.

“It’s not the ordinary person who would use marijuana every day for years on end,” Grant says. “Whether marijuana caused these problems or these were people who were destined to have these problems anyway, I don’t think we can really figure out.”


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 24, 2016, 09:40:47 am
Yeah, the downward spiral of the economic ills of this country are not that of one President's economic policies alone (whether it be Obama, Bush, Clinton, or whoever) - it's an equation with A LOT of variables, this being one of them (for example).

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 28, 2016, 04:24:29 pm

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 29, 2016, 08:13:56 pm
Danny Castle - Alcohol, Public Enemy #1


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 31, 2016, 03:20:50 pm

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Post by: Mark on April 07, 2016, 08:38:03 pm
Whoa! TV content hits new low in 1 sentence on 1 show

America may no longer be the world of Opie Taylor on “The Andy Griffith Show” and the Beaver and Wally on “Leave it to Beaver,” but a television monitoring organization is expressing disbelief that the nation has decayed to the point that the words “a–, b—-, butthead, douche, ****, **** shamer, **** bag and **** basket” are acceptable content – for just one sentence on just one television show for children during prime time.

And that nudity is acceptable.

And that images of a blood-drenched body of a woman wearing only underwear strung up from the ceiling of her home is acceptable.

And that a conversation about sex with a corpse is a good thing.

The Parents Television Council says it is alerting parents in a campaign that includes a petition demanding a reform of the rating system.

That’s after its new study showed the full extent of the problem.

The organization’s chief, Tim Winter, says the study suggests, strongly, something has to be done.

It revealed that there are no more family shows.


“The number of prime-time TV-G rated programs decreased from 27 hours in a two-week period in 1997 to 0 hours in a two-week period in 2014. In 2015 and 2016, there were no regularly scheduled prime time series rated TV-G,” the organization found.

Also, at the same time, there was a huge plunge in the prime-time broadcast of shows rated TV-PG.

And many times the ratings were meaningless, as the content of programs rated TV-PG and TV-14 became more and more indistinguishable.

“For most of the 20th century, the entertainment industry acted responsibly in keeping entertainment appropriate for all audiences, in the awareness that television was ‘a guest in the home.’ From 1934, when the Federal Communications Commission first set up statutes regulating the airwaves, to the 1970s, when the Supreme Court reaffirmed them, and up to the present day, it has been the law that the airwaves are public property belonging to all Americans,” the report said.

“Further, private corporations are permitted to use them to make a profit, free of charge, only so long as they do so ‘in the public interest.’ The court confirmed that the broadcast airwaves are ‘uniquely pervasive,’ and that the government and the American people have a ‘compelling national interest’ in keeping graphic violence, explicit sex, and other harmful content off the public airwaves in a ‘time, place and manner’ when children are likely to be in the audience.”

In a statement about the campaign, Winter said programs now frequently include “a sexual intercourse scene” with graphic details.

And the violence is bloody.

“In recent months, we’ve seen a woman commit suicide by shoving an ice pick into her eye; a man pull a razor blade across a woman’s throat as she choked to death on her own blood; and a man stab a woman to death as she was performing oral sex on him in the front seat of his car,” he said.

“Yes these shows – and every other program on broadcast TV – [are] rated as appropriate for children.”

The list of words cited above appeared in one sentence for the ABC program “The Real O’Neals.”

“The show was rated PG, which is the same rating Disney uses for ‘Cinderella,’ ‘Inside Out’ and ‘The Good Dinosaur,'” Winter said.

He said the ratings need to be reformed, and an oversight board, which currently includes those who are rating their own programs, should be revamped.

The petition calls for a fix to the industry.

Winter told WND the first “G” show in years to appear was this year’s “Little Bigshots.”

“Not surprisingly, it’s doing well,” he said.

But the rating system is wrong, “to the point of being fraudulent.”

The PTC report said Congress has made it clear that the industry is responsible for ensuring programming is distributed in a way that minimizes children’s exposure to adult content.

“However, the industry’s answer to America’s growing concern with increasing sex, profanity, and violence on television was not to reduce such content. Rather, the entertainment industry’s representatives chose to create a TV content rating system (similar to the family movie ratings system), which they claimed would assist parents in protecting children from harmful media content.”

But the report said the television shows rarely meet the standards of the ratings they’re given, often put people in charge of evaluating their own shows and are taking family TV watching to new lows.

“Regularly scheduled series rated TV-G (appropriate for all audiences) have been eliminated from prime time,” it said. And “graphic content on television is increasing in both amount and intensity.

“The amount of both nudity and violence (particularly weapon-related violence involving guns, bladed weapons, and blunt force) increased per hour of programming on prime-time broadcast TV between 2011 and 2014,” the report said.

All violence was up 6 percent. Weapons-related violence was up 17 percent. Nudity was up 93 percent.

The council explained that the vast body of scientific, psychological and medical research shows that exposure to graphic violence and explicit sex is harmful to children.

“Parents who rely on the TV Content Ratings System to make informed decisions about what to watch on television have been deceived,” Winter said. “The implications in our report are enormous and should give the TV industry significant pause. The industry should have to answer as to why TV-G rated primetime series are extinct; why the lines between TV-PG and TV-14 shows are blurred; why more adult content is being shown on TV-PG shows; why nudity and violence are increasing on broadcast TV overall.”

He said Congress, the FCC, public health advocates and parents “must insist that the TV Content Ratings System be accountable to the public and meet the needs of the parents and families it was intended to serve.”

“Parents must be alerted to potentially harmful TV content, and the ratings system, which the V-chip utilizes to block unwanted content, can only work if the ratings are accurate. As we approach the 20th anniversary of the ratings system’s creation, it is time for the system to be accurate, consistent, transparent, and accountable to the public.”


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 07, 2016, 08:44:05 pm
^^ I can attest to this - a month ago I was at family, and they had some sitcom on CBS one night - most of the dialogue was explicite fornication and private body parts. Disgusting. I don't recall ever hearing this line of dialogue in my lifetime on mainstream television.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 10, 2016, 10:22:42 pm
She survived her first driving-while-texting accident – but not her second

Oakdale, Calif.  —

Oakdale teen Amanda Clark’s phone conversation came to an abrupt end when her Chevrolet Trailblazer rolled three times before landing on its roof. She’d run a stop sign and was broadsided by another driver. Metal caved in around her but the roof stayed intact and she survived with just scrapes and bruises.

[He took his teen daughter to a strip club, and now dad must pay price]

She wrote extensively about the experience for her senior project at Oakdale High School in 2006.

“I hate the thought of dying without my family knowing how I felt about them,” she wrote.

[One teen dead, two hospitalized after house party]

“I believe everything happens for a reason and the reason for my car accident is to let me know that I need to slow down and pay more attention. I know that I need to change the way I have been living my life. My phone and talking to my friends put me in danger. I realize how easy it is for my life to be over because I wasn’t paying attention.”

So when she got back in her car after the accident, she pledged to put her phone away.

“I thought this would be a wake up call for her,” said Clark’s mother Bonnye Spray. “And it was for a short time she wouldn’t talk on the phone, she was more cautious. But she got more confident in her driving and a sense of ‘Hey, I survived one, I’m invincible, nothing is going to happen to me now.’”

One year later, almost to the day, Clark was driving in Manteca. She’d been on the phone arguing with her roommate. When she took the Highway 120 bypass to Interstate 5 she lost control of her car and crashed. Cell phone records show she was texting.

First responders told Spray it took them 40 minutes to free Clark from her crumpled car, but by that point she hadn’t been breathing for 20 minutes. She died the next day.

Nine year later, Spray still cries when she tells her daughter’s story. It’s trying, but she tells it nearly every week because she wants others to learn from it.

She’s told it to an audience of 800 and she’s told it to individuals, like the waitress in Inglewood who asked her and her husband why they were visiting. They were there for another presentation.

On Friday, Spray told Clark’s story to a health class at Downey High School.

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and last week was California Teen Safe Driving Week. But presentations like the one at Downey are conducted throughout the county year-round.

About 150 presentations reaching more than 5,000 students will be done this year as part of a program called Impact Teen Drivers, a collaboration between first responders, educators, health professionals, and traffic safety advocates.

Spray was joined in the presentation by Impact Teen Drivers representative David Aaronson, Doctors Medical Center trauma nurse Rena Lepard and California Highway Patrol Officer Eric Parsons.

They talked about how the likelihood of crashing increases with each distraction: you are three times more likely to crash with three passengers in the car, 12 times more likely when you reach for your phone to check a text message and 16 times more likely when you respond to the text.

Parsons said Impact Teen Drivers started in 2010, a few years after hands-free driving laws were passed.

“That’s when we started seeing the ramifications of distracted driving,” he said. “With the laws changing we changed the way we coded traffic collision,” tracking distracted driving as a contribution factor.

Nationwide, 3,154 people were killed and about 424,000 more were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2013, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

That same year, 10 percent of all teen drivers involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash.

Teens are among the drivers most likely to be distracted, according to the Administration, and car crashes are the number one killer of teens.

While this week focused on teen drivers, there are efforts throughout the month to educate all drivers. Message boards on highways have been illuminated with the distracted driving awareness motto “It’s not worth it,” as well as a reminder that the ticket is $150.

Law enforcement agencies throughout Stanislaus County have been participating in grant-funded operations that put extra officers on the street to target distracted driving.

A driver’s education teacher first asked Spray to talk about what happened to Amanda just a few months after the crash.

She’d never done any public speaking so, “I just wrote down the basics of what had happened. I had to read it and bawled my eyes out the entire time,” Spray said. Afterward “I noticed the kids were quiet, a lot of kids were wiping tears away and I realized this does have an impact.”


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 25, 2016, 10:49:42 am
Authorities: Pot operations found in homes where 8 died

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Marijuana growing operations were discovered at some of the crime scenes where officials said eight family members were killed in a "pre-planned execution," raising more questions as authorities scrambled to find a suspect or suspects in the slayings in a rural southern Ohio community.

The killings at four homes near the small community of Piketon on Friday was "a sophisticated operation," Attorney General Mike DeWine said at a news conference Sunday. Seven adults and one teenage boy were found shot in the head; three young children were not harmed.

"This was a pre-planned execution of eight individuals," DeWine said.

Authorities remained tight-lipped Sunday about details of the investigation, any suspects or motives for the crime. They said they found marijuana operations at three of the crime scenes, but didn't say if the deaths were linked to pot. Autopsies were expected to be completed Monday.
Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader said it was clear the family was targeted, and he's told the victims' relatives to arm themselves.

Reader said he didn't believe safety was an issue for others, but he said "If you are fearful, arm yourself."

Investigators have interviewed between 50 and 60 people in hopes of finding leads, and a team of 38 people is combing wooded areas around the shooting scenes to ensure no evidence was missed, authorities said.

"This was very methodical. This was well planned. This was not something that just happened," said Reader, noting most victims were targeted while they were sleeping.

FILE- In this April 22, 2016, file photo, Ohio State Attorney General Mike DeWine speaks during a news conference in Piketon, Ohio. Authorities are scrambling to determine who killed eight family members in a "pre-planned execution" that has shaken residents of their rural southern Ohio community. DeWine on Sunday, April 24, described the killings near the small community of Piketon as "a sophisticated operation.”

CORRECTS FROM PIKETOWN TO PIKETON- Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader addresses the media, hesitating briefly before saying that his county is small and he knows the family, at a press conference in Piketon, Ohio, on Friday, April 22, 2016. Reader stated that multiple victims were killed in an execution style shooting and that the shooter is still at large.

Authorities believe eight are dead in three homes along a rural road.

This aerial photo shows one of the locations being investigated in Pike County, Ohio, as part of an ongoing homicide investigation, Friday, April 22, 2016. Several people were found dead Friday at multiple crime scenes in rural Ohio, and at least most of them were shot to death, authorities said. No arrests had been announced, and it's unclear if the killer or killers are among the dead.

Authorities set up road blocks at the intersection of Union Hill Road and Route 32 at the perimeter of a crime scene, Friday, April 22, 2016, in Pike County, Ohio. Shootings with multiple fatalities were reported along a road in rural Ohio on Friday morning, but details on the number of deaths and the whereabouts of the suspect or suspects weren't immediately clear. The attorney general's office said a dozen Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents had been called to Pike County, an economically struggling area in the Appalachian region some 80 miles east of Cincinnati.

Lt. Michael Preston, of the Ross County Sheriff's Department speaks to the media on Union Hill Road that approaches a crime scene, Friday, April 22, 2016, in Pike County, Ohio. Shootings with multiple fatalities were reported along the road in rural Ohio on Friday morning, but details on the number of deaths and the whereabouts of the suspect or suspects weren't immediately clear. The attorney general's office said a dozen Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents had been called to Pike County, an economically struggling area in the Appalachian region some 80 miles east of Cincinnati.

Media and emergency personnel stand at the perimeter of a crime scene as investigation vehicles drive up Union Hill Road, Friday, April 22, 2016, in Pike County, Ohio. Shootings with multiple fatalities were reported along a road in rural Ohio on Friday morning, but details on the number of deaths and the whereabouts of the suspect or suspects weren't immediately clear. The attorney general's office said a dozen Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents had been called to Pike County, an economically struggling area in the Appalachian region some 80 miles east of Cincinnati.

Emergency vehicles park outside the perimeter of a crime scene, Friday, April 22, 2016, in Pike County, Ohio. Shootings with multiple fatalities were reported along a road in rural Ohio on Friday morning, but details on the number of deaths and the whereabouts of the suspect or suspects weren't immediately clear. The attorney general's office said a dozen Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents had been called to Pike County, an economically struggling area in the Appalachian region some 80 miles east of Cincinnati.

FILE- In this April 22, 2016, file photo, Ohio State Attorney General Mike DeWine speaks during a news conference in Piketon, Ohio. Authorities are scrambling to determine who killed eight family members in a "pre-planned execution" that has shaken residents of their rural southern Ohio community. DeWine on Sunday, April 24, described the killings near the small community of Piketon as "a sophisticated operation.”

The victims were identified Saturday as 40-year-old Christopher Rhoden Sr.; his 16-year-old son, Christopher Rhoden Jr.; 44-year-old Kenneth Rhoden; 38-year-old Gary Rhoden; 37-year-old Dana Rhoden; 20-year-old Clarence "Frankie" Rhoden; 20-year-old Hannah Gilley; and 19-year-old Hanna Rhoden.

Hanna Rhoden was in bed with her newborn baby nearby, authorities said. The infant was 4- or 5-days old. The newborn, Hannah Gilley's 6-month-old baby, and one other small child were not hurt.

DeWine said the state's crime lab was looking at 18 pieces of evidence from a DNA and ballistic standpoint, and five search warrants have been executed.

Since the slayings, authorities have refused to discuss many details of the crime, a potential motive, weapons, or the search for the assailant or assailants.

"We don't know whether it was one or more people involved in this," DeWine said.

More than 100 tips have been given to investigators, who've set up a number for people to call as police seek information about the crimes. A Cincinnati-area businessman also put up a $25,000 reward for details leading to the capture and conviction of the killer or killers.

Robin Waddell, who owns the Big Bear Lake Family Resort just south of Piketon, said Christopher Rhoden often did work for him as a carpenter and helped out with his excavation business. He said Rhoden was a nice guy whose kids sometimes visited him while he was working.

"It's a large family," Waddell said. "There's a lot of them and they've been in this community for generations. So this is affecting a lot of people."

Maggie Owens, a cook at the town's Riverside Restaurant, said she's counts herself among those who feel they're on eggshells.

"I know a lot of people are just scared," Owens, 39, said in a phone interview on Sunday. "You don't hear about stuff like that around here."

She said her son was friends with the younger Christopher Rhoden. She described Dana Rhoden as a woman with "a heart of gold" who gave her clothes and money when her home burned down last year.

The exact timing of the shootings remains unclear. Authorities got the first 911 call shortly before 8 a.m. Friday; the second came several hours later from another location.

Two of the crime scenes are within walking distance of each other along a sparsely populated, winding road that leads into wooded hills from a rural highway. The third residence is more than a mile away, and the fourth home is on a different road, at least a 10-minute drive away.

Todd Beekman, who owns an outdoors shop a few miles from the crime scenes, said at least one customer came in to stock up on ammunition after hearing about the shootings. But Beekman and others hanging out there midday Saturday said they weren't concerned for their own safety because it's an area where residents know and look out for each other.

"The word spread pretty fast, as it does in any rural area," Beekman said. "Everybody's kind of their own brother's keeper down here."

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Post by: Mark on April 25, 2016, 09:46:27 pm
This is disgusting and there is no way around it.

Widowed ex-senator, 90, to wed same-sex partner, 40
'Matthew is very different from Clare'

Harris Wofford, a Pennsylvania Democrat who served in the U.S. Senate between 1991 and 1995 – and who was married to a woman named Clare for 48 years, before she died in 1996 from leukemia – announced via an op-ed in the New York Times he had found love again and was set to marry, this time to a man 50 years his junior.

“Too often, our society seeks to label people by pinning them on the wall – straight, gay or in between,” he wrote, in a piece entitled, “Finding Love Again, This Time With a Man,” in the New York Times. “I don’t categorize myself based on the gender of those I love. I had a half-century of marriage with a wonderful woman, and now am lucky for a second time to have found happiness.”

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His new love, which he described as developing from a friendship forged on the beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is named Matthew Charlton, age 40.

“As we talked, I was struck by Matthew’s inquisitive and thoughtful manner and his charm,” Wofford wrote. “I knew he was somebody I would enjoy getting to know. We were decades apart in age with far different professional interests, yet we clicked.”

Shortly after, the two began to travel the country and to Europe, “becoming great friends,” he wrote.

“We both felt the immediate spark, and as time went on, we realized that our bond had grown into love,” Wofford wrote.

Wofford said it took three years, but he finally shared his feelings for Charlton with his three children and their families.

“To some, our bond is entirely natural,” he wrote. “To others, it comes as a strange surprise, but most soon see the strength of our feelings and our devotion to each other. We have now been together for 15 years.”

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He then spoke of his support for “gay” marriage, and said that he felt “lucky to be in an era where the Supreme Court has strengthened what President Obama calls ‘the dignity of marriage’ by recognizing that matrimony is not based on anyone’s sexual nature, choices or dreams. It is based on love,” he wrote.

He also said: “Matthew is very different from Clare. The political causes that continue to move me do not preoccupy him, nor have I turned my priorities to design, the focus of his driving talent. Still, the same force of love is at work bringing two people together.”

He quoted from a Robert Frost poem, remarked on his previous “pull[s ] of passionate preference,” and underscored the similarities of the “gay”-rights movement to the civil rights struggles of Martin Luther King Jr. days.

“All this is on my mind as Matthew and I prepare for our marriage ceremony,” Wofford finished. “On April 30, at ages 90 and 40, we will join hands, vowing to be bound together.”

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/04/widowed-ex-senator-90-to-wed-same-sex-partner-40/#Qmk7rDlCH3seVbUq.99

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Post by: Mark on April 26, 2016, 03:17:11 am
Sex toy company unveils Manhattan ‘GuyFi’ booth — including laptop and Internet — for men to ‘relieve stress’ during the workday

 They must be yanking our chain.

A sex toy company trying to get a rise out of New Yorkers erected a head-turning promotional ploy on Fifth Ave.

Hot Octopuss unveiled what it called a “GuyFi” booth on 28th St. and 5th Ave. where men could, in theory, go to “relieve stress” mid-workday.

The ****-themed marketing scheme was inspired by a Time Out survey, which concluded that 39% of the New York men questioned admitted to masturbating while at work.

 The booth was created to “take this habit out of the office and into a more suitable environment designed to give the busy Manhattan man the privacy, and the high-speed Internet connection, he deserves,” Octopuss said in a press release.

The booth was actually an out-of-service telephone kiosk outfitted with a black curtain, a folding chair, a laptop computer, and a Hot Octopuss ad along the side.

“At Hot Octopuss we are all about looking for new solutions to improve everyday life and we feel we’ve done just that with the new GuyFi booth,” Adam Lewis, Hot Octopuss co-founder, said in a statement. “We hope the city’s men enjoy using the space we’ve created in whatever way they want.”

A representative later told Mashable Friday that, “the brand is not actively encouraging people to masturbate in public as that is an illegal offense.”


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 28, 2016, 05:28:05 pm

Laodicean Pastor Creates ‘Jesus + Beer’ Bible Study And They Meet In A Bar

"It's a thing," said Dault. He offered as proof a podcast called Homebrewed Christianity, recorded by "guys that brew their own beer and like to smoke cigars."


“It’s a thing,” said Dault. He offered as proof a podcast called Homebrewed Christianity, recorded by “guys that brew their own beer and like to smoke cigars.”

“Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.” Proverbs 20:1 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: All my life, both lost and saved, I have battled alcohol. Having been raised in a hard-drinking, German Irish family and having my first drink at age 11, there are some things so deeply ingrained that only death or the Rapture will remove them. But drinking is not a good thing, it never leads to good things, and it certainly has no place in the church or in the Body of Christ. Make no mistake, the Bible at no time condones habitual drinking because ultimately it will lead to drunkenness, which is a sin. If you’re a Christian who struggles with alcohol, let me encourage you to keep fighting and never quit. The Bible, speaking in any dispensation, calls us to soberness and holy living as much as it is within us to do so. Fight the good fight.

The big screen at Bernie’s Tap Room in Waukesha flickers with a baseball game between Texas Christian University and Dallas Baptist. The players are nearly life-size.

But the action on-screen is lost to the 15 people seated at two long tables in front of the game. They are deep in conversation about Jesus, church and life, stopping occasionally for a sip from the pint glass at hand.

Jesus + Beer is in session.

In and near Milwaukee, some people are getting a little faith with their froth. Assemblages like Jesus + Beer are part of a national trend of groups combining Bible study with elbow-bending. Sometimes, it’s just easier to talk religion over a beer, one pastor said. It’s also an idea that goes back to Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation.

Brandon Brown, pastor at Collective MKE church, said he started Jesus + Beer because “people have left traditional church structures but still want to talk about Jesus.”

And he liked the selection of brews at Bernie’s, 351 W. Main St.

“That’s the trajectory of my life,” said Brown, whose Bay View version of the monthly Jesus + Beer sessions meets May 17 at Tonic Tavern, 2335 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. “Beer’s actually a late addition. Jesus’ love was there from the beginning.”

“And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;” Ephesians 5:18 (KJV)

J. Patrick Hornbeck, chair of the theology department at Fordham University in New York, says pubs represent a space of freedom that churches don’t always offer.

“It gives people permission to say a little more,” said Hornbeck, who says pubs offer something of a theological lubricant. “It’s something more of an equalizing force.”

Drinking beer and talking religion played a role in the Protestant Reformation, said Steve Jerbi, pastor at All Peoples Lutheran Church, 2600 N. 2nd St.

The Reformation was funded by brew that Martin Luther’s wife made, said Jerbi, who hosts a monthly meeting at the Riverwest Public House, 815 E. Locust St., where people of all faiths — and, as often as not, no faith — drink beer and talk religion.

“This week, we had a Reconstructionist Jew, a secular Muslim, a candidate for the ministry in the Baptist church, a lesbian and a middle-aged mom,” Jerbi said.

“Part of it is that I enjoy having a good conversation over a pint,” he said. Jerbi’s group has been meeting since the Public House opened five years ago.

David Dault, head of the nonprofit Chicago Sunday Evening Club, said the relationship between religion and alcohol can be chronicled through the Reformation. Look for which countries had beer as their main alcoholic beverage as opposed to wine: Catholics and wine vs. Protestants and beer.

As in Luther’s day, perhaps, “craft beer allows you to nerd out about the technicalities — about hops, about mash time. People that geek out about theology have a similar craft,” Dault said.

“There’s a certain technical pride in both creating something and playing with holy things, intoxicating substances. Things that are spiritual in both senses of the word.”

Dault points to a current “theology hipster subculture” in which groups of men with beards and pipes host hard-core discussions of orthodox theology.

“It’s a thing,” said Dault. He offered as proof a podcast called Homebrewed Christianity, recorded by “guys that brew their own beer and like to smoke cigars.”

Recent patrons at McBob’s, 4919 W. North Ave., might have seen Dan Quakkelaar and friends sharing a few beers. They were identifiable by Bibles crowding the table.

“It does sometimes get looks — a bunch of guys with their Bibles out, drinking beer,” Quakkelaar said.

Christopher Boucher doesn’t go to church. He doesn’t read the Bible. But the 26-year-old global product manager is a regular at Jesus + Beer.

“In traditional religious settings, you need to be formal. You need to know all the sayings that go with all the different parts of the service,” Boucher said. “You might feel obligated by the collection plate.”

The night’s discussion is never written in stone, and tangents are welcome, Boucher said. As a result, he said, “not only do people listen, they respond.”

Caroline Moan, 53, sits at the same table as Boucher. She followed Brandon Brown from his former church, Elmbrook, to his Jesus + Beer group.

“Some people think Christians are not supposed to drink,” Moan said. “Brandon is not afraid to go beyond what the establishment thinks in a very respectful way.

“He wants people to understand there is a role and that it’s OK to bring alcohol into a Christian’s life. I think that’s part of it,” she said. “The venue is purposeful.” source

“Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken also, that thou mayest look on their nakedness!” Habakkuk 2:15 (KJV)

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Cannabis arteritis: Australian diagnosed with marijuana-related disease that can cause loss of limb

Man will have to take aspirin as a blood thinner for the rest of his life

An Australian man who smokes up to a gram of cannabis per day has narrowly escaped amputation after becoming the first in the country to be diagnosed with a rare disease linked to cannabis use.

After an ulcer on his toe failed to heal, the heavy cannabis user consulted Frankston Hospital in Melbourne, where he was diagnosed with cannabis arteritis, an extremely rare disease which causes a build-up of plaque around the arteries, thereby decreasing blood flow to the limbs.

The patient, who has not been identified, was treated with a balloon angioplasty, where a collapsed balloon, known as a balloon catheter, is placed in the area which is constricted in order to inflate it to a healthy size.

REST: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/cannabis-arteritis-first-australian-diagnosed-marijuana-related-disease-loss-limb-amputation-a7020251.html

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Post by: Mark on June 09, 2016, 08:27:12 pm
Residents unnerved by adult baby store in Chicago suburb

Some residents of a Chicago suburb are calling for the removal of a business catering to adults who enjoy acting like and being treated as babies.

The Mount Pleasant store, Tykables, only allows customers inside by appointment and has its doors locked and windows blocked at all times, but some local residents expressed outrage at the activities that take place inside the store.

The store owner gave a tour of the facility in a YouTube video and showed off the shop’s adult-sized items including a rocking horse, a high chair, a playpen and a 7-foot-tall crib.

“Things for people to come and play, take pictures with. Not everybody has access to a nursery,” the owner said in the video.

The store specializes in selling adult diapers, which the owner said are marketed toward those with medical needs as well as “ABDL,” or “Adult Baby Diaper Lovers,” some of whom have sexual fetishes related to wearing diapers or acting like babies.

“It’s hard for us to swallow in this community,” a resident said at a village hall meeting Tuesday night.

“He’s getting his party on in there, and we’re supposed to sit back and watch,” another local said.

Some residents defended Tykables.

“They’re not having sex with their diapers on, they’re having people feed them and act like a baby,” one resident said at the meeting.

A village official said there might not be much officials can do about the complaints.

“It’s a business that many people find at best distasteful, but that is legal,” the official said.

The village attorney said civil rights laws might protect the store from any potential action, even if the owner was found to have been dishonest in his business application.


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Post by: Mark on June 17, 2016, 05:47:42 pm
Here’s what actually happens at ‘cuddle parties’

Getting spooned by a stranger might be your idea of a nightmare-come-true. But believe it or not, getting cozy with complete randos is totally on-trend, thanks to the growing popularity of something called a “cuddle party.”

So what is a cuddle party, exactly?

These fetes aren’t exactly new. In fact, they’ve been around for about a decade — but they’ve been particularly buzzy lately, with more and more popping up across the country.

“Cuddle Party is a playful social event designed for adults to explore communication, boundaries, and affection,” reads the website for Cuddle Party, a nonprofit organization operating throughout the US. “You can come to a Cuddle Party to meet new people, to enjoy amazing conversations, to touch, to be touched, to have fun, to practice asking for what you want, to practice saying ‘no’ to what you don’t want — all in a setting structured to be a safe place for exploration and enjoyment. You can even come to a Cuddle Party just to cuddle!”

Attending one of these events will cost you a pretty penny, though. At The Snuggery in Rochester, New York, a 45-minute Double Cuddle — which allows you to cuddle with two people concurrently (kind of like an unsexy ménages à trois) — will run you $100.

Meanwhile, if you have $1,500 to spare, you can become a cuddle facilitator (they organize the get-togethers), cuddle lifeguard (they watch the party to make sure no sex happens and that everyone stays safe), or cuddle caddy (they assist the lifeguards during a party). That’s how much it costs for the Cuddle Party four-month facilitator certification program, says Madelon Guinazzo, one of the group’s certified facilitators. Guinazzo co-produces events with someone who has a yoga studio, since her apartment is too small for her to host them there. “I bring foam padding — the kind that is inside mattresses — and layers of blankets to create soft spaces,” she says. “We call it our ‘fluff.’”

Are there really any health benefits?

Many cuddle party websites toss around vague claims about how this keep-your-clothes-on, consensual-but-nonsexual facilitated snuggle sesh with strangers can lead to everything from healthy blood pressure levels and better immune function to more self-confidence and less stress. So, is the price worth it?

The very nature of cuddling is good — there’s no disputing that. That’s because touch causes the body to release oxytocin, says Paul Hokemeyer, Ph.D., a licensed therapist based in Los Angeles and Telluride, Colorado. “Physically, it helps to reduce inflammation,” he says. “Emotionally, it reduces stress and anxiety. It also increases the level of trust between parties.” So there is some truth in the groups’ feel-good claims.

But do you receive the same health benefits if the affection is coming from someone you have no emotional connection to whatsoever? Well, if you’ve set firm, clear boundaries, and have an understandable expectation of the process, cuddling with a stranger could potentially do you some good, says Hokemeyer. But he adds that affection is best when it’s grounded in a history of safety and knowledge of the other. So maybe stick to hugging your BFF for some extra loving if you’re in need of an emotional boost.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 23, 2016, 01:34:02 pm
Supreme Court partly strikes down state drunken driving test refusal laws

June 23, 2016

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that states cannot make it a crime for a drunken driving suspect to refuse to take a blood test but can criminalize the refusal to take breath tests to determine alcohol levels.

The ruling will affect laws in 11 states.

The court ruled in cases involving three defendants challenging their convictions for refusing to take such tests in two states, North Dakota and Minnesota. Lower courts had upheld the laws, which criminalize a motorist's refusal to take a test gauging alcohol levels in situations in which police do not have a warrant for such a test.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 29, 2016, 01:19:09 pm
California gets go-ahead to vote on legalization of marijuana

(Reuters) - Californians are set to decide whether to make recreational marijuana use legal, as other Western states have done, after the California Secretary of State's office said on Tuesday the issue could be put to voters in the November ballot.

The proposed so-called "Adult Use of Marijuana Act," which is supported by Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom among others, would allow people aged 21 and older to possess as much as an ounce of marijuana for private recreational use and permit personal cultivation of as many as six marijuana plants.

"Today marks a fresh start for California, as we prepare to replace the costly, harmful and ineffective system of prohibition with a safe, legal and responsible adult-use marijuana system that gets it right and completely pays for itself," initiative spokesman Jason Kinney said in a statement.

The measure would also establish a system to license, regulate and tax sales of marijuana, while allowing city governments to exercise local control over or disallow commercial distribution within their borders.

The initiative required just over 402,000 valid signatures to qualify for the ballot and exceeded that number on Tuesday, the Secretary of State's office said. Secretary Alex Padilla is slated to certify the initiative on June 30.


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Post by: Mark on August 16, 2016, 05:46:07 pm
Two Killed, Another Injured at Martin County Home Where Man Found Eating Victim's Face

A disturbing scene in south Florida has left a couple dead, their neighbor in the hospital and a man under arrest after allegedly committing the crimes and eating part of a victim’s face.
Police responded to a home in Martin County near the border of Palm Beach County and the city of Tequesta on Monday night and found a man later identified as 19-year-old Austin Harrouff on top of another man using his teeth to bite and remove pieces of his face, officials said.

That victim, 59-year old John Joseph Stevens III, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police would later find the body of 53-year-old Michelle Karen Mishcon inside the garage. She is the daughter of the former mayor of North Miami Beach.

Martin County Sheriff’s Office officials said a female deputy arrived and found Harrouff on top of Stevens attempting to eat his face.

"When she got there she realized that the offender was actually biting the victim in the face and causing what turned out to be some substantial trauma to his face from bite marks," Sheriff William Snyder said.

Deputies were initially unsuccessful in getting Harrouff off of the victim with a stun gun and K-9 dog, officials said. Eventually, four deputies were able to pry him off and arrest him.
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A neighbor who initially came to the home to try and help was also stabbed by the suspect and taken to a nearby hospital for surgery. The neighbor, 47-year-old Jeff Fisher, is expected to survive.

"He's recovering. He's got multiple stable wounds in the left side of his head and in his back," father Steve Fisher said.

Harrouff was also taken to a hospital for treatment after the incident. Officials said he was in life-threatening condition and it's unknown if he'll survive.

Harrouff was reportedly a good student at Florida State University and has no criminal record.

Snyder told reporters that a motive is not yet known, but has not ruled out the influence of a drug such as flakka. Authorities are running tests for multiple substances, Snyder said.
Fugitive on America's Most Wanted List Arrested in Hialeah

"We will be doing sampling of his blood to see if there was flakka or bath salts, which are known to cause what we call the excited delirium, and he did have some indications that we might be working with that," Snyder said.

Snyder added the couple did not know Harrouff and that the Florida State University student gave a false name when first arrested, slowing the investigation.

The sheriff said Harrouff had joined his family for dinner at a restaurant a short distance away when he stormed off, apparently agitated about slow service. His parents were so worried by his behavior that they called police and some of his fraternity brothers in a futile attempt to find him before the attack.

About 45 minutes later, he apparently targeted the couple at random, the sheriff said.

"It's inexplicable," Snyder said. "One of the first things we try to do at a crime scene is try to understand the motive of the offender, because it is the motive of the offender that gets us going in the right direction. In this case, we can't establish a motive. It's 'I don't know.'"

A sophomore majoring in exercise science, Harrouff is muscular - rosters from Suncoast Community High School in nearby Riviera Beach listed him at 6-feet-tall and 200 pounds. Football teammates said coaches wanted him to be more aggressive.

"The coaches would always try to get him mad and play angry, and he never had it in him. I didn't think he would hurt a fly," quarterback Matt Dame told The Palm Beach Post. Dame now plays at Columbia University.

Stevens owned a lawn service and the couple enjoyed boating, neighbors said.

"John and Michelle were the nicest people," neighbor Amy Lourie said. She said they would sit in the garage with the door open while watching television and wave and talk to passersby while their Labrador retriever played in the yard. She said they would drive around the neighborhood in their golf cart with the dog sitting with them.

"It was the cutest thing," Lourie said.

She said it isn't surprising Fisher would try to rescue them, saying he and the couple were close friends.

Dr. Wade Harrouff, a dentist, declined to comment about his son's arrest. It is unknown if Austin Harrouff has an attorney.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 19, 2016, 06:13:48 pm
High court sides with employee fired for smoking pot at work

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state worker fired after he was caught smoking marijuana on the job was punished too harshly and should get his job back, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday.

Gregory Linhoff was fired from his maintenance job at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington in 2012 after a police officer caught him smoking pot in a state-owned vehicle. He had no previous disciplinary problems since being hired in 1998 and had received favorable job evaluations, according to his union. He was arrested, but the charges were later dismissed.

State officials said firing the New Hartford resident was the only appropriate penalty for his conduct and not doing so would send a bad message to other employees. An arbitrator disagreed and overturned the firing, saying Linhoff instead should be suspended without pay for six months and be subject to random drug testing for a year after he returned to work.

The state appealed and a Superior Court judge overturned the arbitrator's decision on the grounds that it violated Connecticut's public policy against marijuana use. Linhoff's union, the Connecticut Employees Union Independent SEIU, appealed the judge's ruling to the Supreme Court.

All seven justices agreed that the lower court judge was wrong to overturn the arbitrator's ruling, saying that while state policy on drug use in the work place allows for firing workers it does not require it. Justices also said that judicial second-guessing of arbitration awards is uncommon and should be reserved only for extraordinary circumstances.

"The misconduct at issue was completely unacceptable, and we do not condone it," Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers wrote in the decision.

"By the arbitrator's estimation, (Linhoff's) personal qualities and overall record indicate that he is a good candidate for a second chance," Rogers wrote. "Moreover, the discipline the arbitrator imposed was appropriately severe, and sends a message to others who might consider committing similar misconduct that painful consequences will result."

Linhoff couldn't be reached for comment Friday. A phone number for him could not be found.

His lawyer, Barbara Collins, said the Supreme Court ruling is important because it acknowledges the value of upholding decisions made in arbitration, which was designed as a way to settle disputes out of court.

"Perhaps as important the court acknowledged whether directly or indirectly that there is a public policy of rehabilitation and second chances which should be recognized in the work place," she said.

A spokeswoman for the state Attorney General's Office said officials are reviewing the ruling and they declined further comment.

At the time Linhoff was fired, he was seeking treatment for depression, stress and anxiety because his wife had filed for divorce and he had a cancer scare; he believed smoking pot helped to alleviate his worries, Collins said.

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Post by: Mark on August 31, 2016, 01:00:12 pm
Major Cities All Over America Have Become Infested With Opioid Addicts And Extremely Violent Gangs

Violence and drugs are flooding the streets of our major cities, but those that live in cushy suburban neighborhoods may not have heard much about this because the mainstream media is so obsessed with covering Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. As you will see below, drug overdose deaths involving heroin and prescription opioid pain relievers have soared to unprecedented levels, and in some areas of the country health authorities are finding themselves absolutely overwhelmed by overdose cases this summer. Law enforcement officials are doing what they can to combat this epidemic, but because Barack Obama has left our borders wide open the gangs are able to transport these dangerous drugs into this country with ease. As a result, we are facing a crisis on a level that we haven’t seen since at least the 1980s.

Let’s start with some hard numbers. The following comes from the official CDC website…

    More people died from drug overdoses in 2014 than in any year on record. The majority of drug overdose deaths (more than six out of ten) involve an opioid.1 And since 1999, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids (including prescription opioid pain relievers and heroin) nearly quadrupled.2 From 2000 to 2014 nearly half a million people died from drug overdoses. 78 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.

    We now know that overdoses from prescription opioid pain relievers are a driving factor in the 15-year increase in opioid overdose deaths. Since 1999, the amount of prescription opioids sold in the U.S. nearly quadrupled,2 yet there has not been an overall change in the amount of pain that Americans report.3,4 Deaths from prescription opioids—drugs like oxycodone, hydrocodone, and methadone—have also quadrupled since 1999.5

And keep in mind that those numbers are two years old. Things have gotten much, much worse since then, and this summer the numbers are off the charts.

For example, just check out what is currently going on in the Cincinnati area…

    With an estimated 78 overdoses Tuesday and Wednesday alone, and an estimated 174 overdose cases in emergency rooms in less than a week, officials are scrambling to attack a heroin crisis of a magnitude they’ve never had before.

    “This is unprecedented to see as many alerts as we’ve seen in the last six days,” said Hamilton County Health Commissioner Tim Ingram. He was referring to a surveillance system that alerts the public health department when an unusual number of drug-related emergency-room encounters occur.

Elsewhere in Ohio, things are equally as bad. The following is from a report about the overdose epidemic in Richland County…

    One week in August produced 51 suspected drug overdoses and three deaths in Richland County, providing more fresh evidence the local heroin crisis appears to be rapidly escalating.

    The almost daily surge in overdoses impacts people well beyond addicts and their families, taking a growing toll on workers on the front line of helping people.

    Dr. Joseph Bocka, an emergency room physician at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, said it’s not uncommon for people drop off overdose victims and leave, to find patients with a needle sticking out of their arm or to treat same person multiple times. Some are more concerned about losing their high than dying.

So where are the front page stories about this on the big mainstream news websites?

Can’t they stop talking about Clinton and Trump long enough to focus on the fact that countless numbers of Americans are becoming addicted to extremely dangerous drugs and many of them are dying?

On the west coast, similar things are happening…

    In just 12 days, California’s Sacramento Valley has seen 42 opioid overdoses  — resulting in 10 deaths. Even in a country that’s watched opioid addiction spread at an alarming pace, this kind of overdose rate isn’t normal.

    At least, up until now.

    These overdoses weren’t caused by the prescription painkiller the users were believed to have been taking, called Norco. Instead, they had taken a street pill disguised to look like Norco that contained a chemical 50 times more potent than heroin: fentanyl.

It is said that Fentanyl is up to 100 times more powerful than morphine. Nobody should ever be taking this outside of a medical setting, because the risk of overdose is extremely high.

According to Fox News, West Virginia is the state with the most overdose deaths per capita, but New Mexico and New Hampshire are right up there as well…

    CDC statistics show West Virginia has the highest per capita rate of lethal overdoses in the nation, followed by New Mexico, New Hampshire, Kentucky and Ohio. The drug epidemic has not spared any communities, said Jim Johnson, director of the Mayor’s Office of Drug Control Policy in Huntington.

    “Some 22 million people across the country suffer from substance abuse disorders, resulting in 50,000 overdose death rates each year,” Johnson said. “This is right up there on that same level as terrorism and homeland security concerns in our country. That doesn’t even count the number of people getting Hepatitis B and C and HIV.”

Needless to say, wherever there are drug addicts that are also gangs that are eager to make money off of them by selling them drugs.

Barack Obama is originally from Chicago, but things have just continued to get worse and worse for the Windy City ever since he entered the White House.

I have previously written about how there are now 150,000 gang members living in Chicago, and the violence in the city continues to escalate to new levels. In fact, this year there have been more shootings in Chicago than in New York City and Los Angeles combined.

One of the recent shooting victims was a little 10-year-old boy named Tavon Tanner. The following comes from the Chicago Tribune…

    In the weeks since he was shot in the back, 10-year-old Tavon Tanner has undergone several operations to repair the damage from the bullet that tore through his small body and remains lodged between his shoulder and his chest.

    The fifth-grader is still in the hospital and still in pain, according to his mother Mellanie Washington. He doesn’t talk as much and cries more often. Sometimes he’ll ask if police have arrested the person who shot him.

Overall, the month of August has been the most violent month for the city of Chicago in nearly 20 years. Here is more from the Tribune…

    Tavon was among more than 400 people shot in Chicago this month. There have been at least 78 homicides, marking August as the most violent month in the city in almost 20 years, according to data provided by the Chicago Police Department. And there are two more days to go.

In the past, you could avoid most of the violence by staying away from the “bad areas” of the city, but now the violence appears to be spreading even to the “good areas”…

    Chicago’s violent crime problem seems to be spreading to the historically safe “north side” neighborhoods. The spike in crime on the north side comes as Chicago’s police department has diverted more officers to the city’s violent south and west side neighborhoods to fight extreme levels of violence there. As reported by local Chicago news station WGN, violent crime is up 61% in the Loop this year with Near North Side up 50%, Lincoln Park up 42% and Edgewater up 44%.

    WGN also reports that officers have seemingly lost control of Chicago’s streets as they’re growing increasingly hesitant to confront people out of fear of being humiliated by the next viral arrest video. Meanwhile, local gangs are reported to be offering incentives to “cop killers.”

And of course Chicago is far from alone. It is only August, but Baltimore has already surpassed 200 homicides for the fifth consecutive year…

    Baltimore officially has had 200 homicide victims in 2016 after an autopsy confirmed a 42-year-old man found dead Friday just west of downtown had been fatally stabbed.

    The victim, identified Monday as Franswhaun Smith, was found Friday about 7:50 a.m. in the 700 block of Murphy Lane, in the Heritage Crossing neighborhood that was formerly the site of the Murphy Homes public housing development.

The social fabric of our nation is literally coming apart at the seams all around us, and yet after eight years many Americans still don’t know the name of our Vice-President.

Great manufacturing cities such as Detroit were once the envy of the world, but now they have become global jokes. Our middle class is dying, poverty is exploding, our borders are wide open and our major cities have become infested with drugs and gangs.

Anyone that cannot see that America is in decline is either uninformed or is simply delusional.

Our once great nation is in an advanced state of rot and decay, and attempting to deny the obvious is not going to fix anything.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 01, 2016, 09:20:09 pm
The price of pot is tumbling in Colorado

Colorado's weed is getting much cheaper.

In October last year, the cost of a wholesale pound of cannabis in Colorado was around $2,400 to $2,600. That price has almost been cut in half to between $1,400 and $1,600 last month, according to data from Tradiv, an online marijuana distribution platform.

"In less than a year, we’ve seen wholesale prices drop to nearly half of their previous totals," John Manlove, the director of sales at Tradiv told Business Insider in an email. "We’ve never seen prices like this."

The reason prices are dropping so rapidly is because the market is getting flooded. Growers are building scale and ramping up production of the plant.

Manlove explains that this has to do with the way cities in Colorado, like Denver, regulate the recreational marijuana market.

In May, Denver's municipal government extended a moratorium on granting licenses to new retail dispensaries as well as marijuana cultivation facilities.

This has allowed a "minority of large cannabis business owners" to buy up and consolidate the remaining licenses, says Manlove.

And, without strict "canopy limits" (the amount of plants one facility can grow) the influx of marijuana into the Colorado market will continue to cause prices to drop, says Manlove.

Thus, Colorado growers, with few limits and access to a huge market, are able to build an economy of scale, reducing prices across the board.

Though low prices are good news for consumers, dispensaries will have to cope with lower profit margins on raw marijuana flowers.

According to Headset, a cannabis intelligence platform, the highest margin products for dispensaries are those that make marijuana easier to consume, like edibles, beverages, and pre-rolled joints.

If these trends continue, raw marijuana will only continue to get cheaper. And it's likely that the retail market will adapt by pushing further into such higher-margin products.

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Mark on September 12, 2016, 07:17:43 pm
It ‘Turns Users Into Zombies’: Pennsylvania Men Behind Bars After Flakka-Influenced Murder

Two Pennsylvania men are behind bars in connection with a homicide case that is believed to have been carried out under the influence of Flakka.

James Heimbach, 30, and Charles Yocum, 32, both of the Bethlehem area are accused of killing Joseph Goda, 28, this month after investigators found the man’s bloodied and bitten body in the trunk of a vehicle.

According to WFMZ-TV and the Pocono Record, the discovery began when Heimbach’s landlord went to his apartment to speak to him about renewing his lease. When he did not answer, the landlord opened the door and found the dwelling splattered with blood.

The landlord then called police, who not only found a “substantial” amount of blood, but also evidence of drug use. They set out to find Heimbach, and were told by his mother that he was being treated at an area hospital.

Police discovered that Heimbach had been arrested by other officers who found him delusional and shouting in the streets in his underwear. He had been taken into custody for public intoxication and transported to the Pocono Medical Center for treatment.

Upon interviewing Heimbach, police were told that the three snorted Flakka after Goda brought it to Heimbach’s apartment. Heimbach said that Goda began attacking him during the visit, punching him and biting his hands. Police noted that Heimbach did indeed have scratches on his arms, bite marks on his hands, and bruises on his face.

But Heimbach said that he did not remember what happened after that time. Yocum, who was found running through the woods, told police that he saw Heimbach strike Goda in the head with a shotgun, roll his body into a carpet and place it in the trunk of a car.

He said that the intention was to dump Goda’s body in the ocean.

When police found the vehicle, which belonged to Yocum’s mother, they discovered Goda’s body in the trunk. He had bite marks on his face and arms.

Heimbach is now charged with criminal homicide and is incarcerated without bail. Yocum has been charged with abuse of a corpse, obstructing police and tampering with evidence. He is being held on $200,000 bail.

“This is the first [flakka] case I know of here and, already, it’s connected to a homicide,” Bethlehem police Chief Mark DiLuzio told reporters. “It’s a truly terrifying drug that seems to turn users into zombies. They can’t feel pain. Their behavior is off the charts.”

As previously reported, two other violent crimes were recently in headlines that were believed to have been committed under the influence of psychedelic drugs.

Nico Gallo, 19, of Florida was allegedly high on Dibutylone when he “cannon-balled” through the plate glass window of a Stuart home in the middle of the night last Sunday and began attacking an adult woman and her son.

While the woman beat him numerous times with an aluminum baseball bat, and her son was able to wrestle the teen on the floor until help arrived, police described Gallo as a person of “extreme strength and a high tolerance to pain.”

“[Being hit with a bat] did not seem to affect him at all,” Sheriff William Snyder told reporters.

Weeks prior, Austin Harrouff, also 19 and of Florida, displayed super-human strength as he attacked a random couple at their home and killed them. As previously reported, Snyder had explained in the case that Harrouff was “growling and grunting” and “making animal noises” when he was found biting the flesh off the face of 59-year-old John Joseph Stevens III.

“Somebody not feeling pain, not responding to a dog bite, repeated stuns from a taser, taking three to four deputies and officer dog to get him off—that’s somebody with a lot more strength than you would normally encounter,” Snyder told CBS12.

Harrouff remains hospitalized, and officials are seeking to determine whether he was under the influence of Flakka or other drugs when the attack occurred.


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Post by: Mark on September 15, 2016, 09:21:29 pm
Open ‘safe places’ in Seattle, King County for heroin use, task force says


A task force is recommending the creation of sites in King County to provide medical supervision for people using illegal drugs like heroin, which would be the first in the U.S.

The task force formed to help fight a heroin epidemic in the Seattle area has recommended the opening of public, supervised sites where addicts can use heroin.

The sites, supported by both King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, would be the first of their kind in the country.

“If it’s a strategy that saves lives … then regardless of the political discomfort I think it is something we have to move forward,” Constantine said during a Thursday news conference.


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Post by: Mark on September 27, 2016, 02:31:48 pm
Florida Woman Arrested Following Flakka-Influenced Box Cutter Attack on Homeless Woman

A Florida woman is behind bars after she allegedly attacked a homeless woman with a box cutter moments after smoking the synthetic drug Flakka.

Marsha Lee Boothe, 25, was arrested on Sept. 20 and is facing a charge of aggravated battery with a lethal weapon.

According to local television station WPLG, Sonja King, who is homeless, told police that she was sitting on a bench in Fort Lauderdale when Boothe—wearing only a negligee—sat next to her and began smoking Flakka.

When she finished, King walked away, but Boothe followed her. King asked why Boothe was following, but she did not answer.

Instead, within moments, Boothe pulled out a box cutter and began attacking King with it, slashing her in the arm and chest. Boothe then ran away.

King had to have surgery on her arm as Boothe had cut her to the bone. She also had stitches in her chest.

Two weeks later, King spotted Boothe on the street and told a nearby sheriff’s deputy that she was the woman who had attacked her. Boothe was then taken into custody and booked at the Paul Rein Detention Facility.

Police described Boothe as only wearing her undergarments and “appeared to be somewhat incoherent and struggled to stay awake.”

She is currently being held on $25,000 bail.

As previously reported, a Florida college student was believed to have been on Flakka last month when he attacked a random couple at their home and killed them.

Police stated that Austin Harrouff, 19, was “growling and grunting” and “making animal noises” when he was found biting the flesh off the face of 59-year-old John Joseph Stevens III.

“Somebody not feeling pain, not responding to a dog bite, repeated stuns from a taser, taking three to four deputies and officer dog to get him off—that’s somebody with a lot more strength than you would normally encounter,” Sheriff William Snyder told CBS12.

Harrouff is still fighting for his life in the hospital.

According to DrugAbuse.com, “Flakka is typically made from a synthetic version of an amphetamine-like stimulant in the cathinone class called alpha-PVP. Cathinones are chemicals derived from the khat plant originating in the Middle East and Somalia—where the leaves are frequently chewed for a euphoric buzz.”

“People who use Flakka can display cases of bizarre and uncontrollable behavior,” it states. “Flakka is believed to have similar addiction potential to bath salts and methamphetamine, two highly addictive stimulant substances.”


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Post by: Mark on October 01, 2016, 04:44:39 am
This is just mind boggling to say the least

SEX ROULETTE Social media users fear terrifying 0rgy trend where mystery HIV carriers are invited to take part in unprotected sex parties may be spreading across Europe
In May the worrying trend of "sex roulette" parties was reported to have spread from Serbia to Spain according to a doctor in Barcelona

SOCIAL media users are expressing concerns that extreme orgies where people have unprotected sex with a mystery HIV positive person may sweeping across Europe.

In May the worrying trend of “sex roulette” parties was reported to have spread from Serbia to Spain according to a doctor in Barcelona.

But fears seamed to have resurfaced on Twitter with one user tweeting: “‘Sex roulette’ parties where one person secretly has HIV are on the rise, doctors warn.”

Others described it as “f****d up” while others urged kids to “just say no”.

Dr Josep Mallolas of Hospital Clinic Barcelona said: “There is everything: sex roulette parties, or sex parties you can only attend if you already have HIV.”

The Spanish doctor told el Periodico that the rise of these parties meant that people had lost respect for HIV.

Most of the dangerous orgies are thought to be attended by gay men.

The reckless meetups are said to have originated in wealthy circles in Serbia where they had reportedly been popular for some time.

A stripper named only as Tijana, revealed prevalence of the unusual and and dangerous orgies in the Balkan country in 2015.

She said that the parties had been dubbed Serbian sex roulette, a play on Russian roulette.

She said: “I can see that everyone is talking about sex parties now, but in fact they have been common for a long time even here in Serbia.

“In fact what really shocked me was this bizarre variation that seems popular for extreme sex.

“People who turn up for the party wear masks, and one of them has HIV.

“The wealthy organise these sex parties for other rich people. The real kick for these people is apparently the risk that they might be the one having sex with the HIV-infected partner.”

But this and last years just represent the latest trend in this form of risky sexual behaviour which has been known to occur for almost 20 years.

In some instances participants actively try to catch the virus, some bizarrely regarding it as either an inevitability or a badge of honour.

 rest: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1869320/social-media-users-fear-terrifying-****-trend-where-mystery-hiv-carriers-are-invited-to-take-part-in-unprotected-sex-parties-may-be-spreading-across-europe/

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Post by: Mark on October 05, 2016, 09:40:32 pm
7-year-old girl’s parents found dead of drug overdose after she told bus driver she couldn’t wake them up


Now a video lays bare America's heroin epidemic: Laughing crowd gathers to WATCH as married drug addicts slowly lose consciousness in the street after overdose
Carla Hiers and her partner collapsed in the street after taking heroin
They had both apparently snorted the drug in bathroom of a Walgreens 
She fell to her knees on the sidewalk , while he was flopped on a bench
Paramedics arrived to find the crowd with their cell phones out, recording
A crowd gathered and Courtland Garner filmed them on Facebook Live
He admitted: 'It made me laugh' but said he hoped it put youths off drugs

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3823409/Facebook-Live-video-shows-couple-gradually-falling-unconscious-middle-street-overdosing-heroin.html#ixzz4MGjT4ZOU

Another 21 heroin overdoses hit Columbus


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Post by: christistruth on October 05, 2016, 10:00:45 pm

Now a video lays bare America's heroin epidemic: Laughing crowd gathers to WATCH as married drug addicts slowly lose consciousness in the street after overdose

Carla Hiers and her partner collapsed in the street after taking heroin
They had both apparently snorted the drug in bathroom of a Walgreens 
She fell to her knees on the sidewalk , while he was flopped on a bench
Paramedics arrived to find the crowd with their cell phones out, recording
A crowd gathered and Courtland Garner filmed them on Facebook Live
He admitted: 'It made me laugh' but said he hoped it put youths off drugs

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3823409/Facebook-Live-video-shows-couple-gradually-falling-unconscious-middle-street-overdosing-heroin.html#ixzz4MGjT4ZOU

I did a research paper last year on the growing heroin epidemic - scary stuff!

And why did they stand around and do nothing? This country is seemingly more irredeemable.

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Mark on October 05, 2016, 10:18:17 pm
I did a research paper last year on the growing heroin epidemic - scary stuff!

And why did they stand around and do nothing? This country is seemingly more irredeemable.

Mat 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 15, 2016, 07:54:17 pm
These Nine States Will Vote on Legalizing Recreational and Medical Marijuana

Nine states have marijuana measures on the ballot this November, and chances are good that many will pass — giving pot advocates high hopes that the federal government will eventually lift its nationwide ban.

In five states — Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada — voters will decide on legalizing the recreational use of marijuana.

In four others — Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota — voters will weigh in on medical marijuana, which is already legal in nearly half the country.

As Election Day approaches, polls and research show rising support for marijuana legalization: 57 percent of U.S. adults say marijuana should be made legal, compared to just 32 percent a decade ago, found a Pew study earlier this week.

Supporters say the shift in attitude is in part thanks to successes in Colorado and Washington, the first states where voters approved recreational marijuana in 2014.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 20, 2016, 07:58:08 pm

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 07, 2016, 04:12:41 pm
Five states consider legalizing marijuana

(CNN)On this election day, voters in five states will get to decide whether marijuana should be legal to use recreationally.

It's on the ballot in California, Massachusetts, Maine, Arizona and Nevada. Voters will also decide whether it should be used for medical reasons in three other states.

The drug is still illegal under federal law, but it has grown in popularity over the years. The number of adults who have smoked weed has nearly doubled in three years, according to a Gallup poll released in August.

It is the No. 1 illicit drug of choice for Americans, according to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use (PDF), although only one-third of users reported an addiction to the substance, unlike most all the other illicit drugs used.

Currently, it's legal to use recreational marijuana only in four states and in the District of Columbia. Colorado and Washington state voted to OK it in 2012. Alaska and Oregon voters approved it in 2014. Medical marijuana is legal in half of US states and is on state ballots this year in Montana, Florida and North Dakota. It will be on the ballot in Arkansas, but the results won't count after the state supreme court struck the issue in October, due to invalid signatures.

For the states where recreational use is legal, it seems to have been a boost to the economy. The marijuana industry created more than 18,000 full-time jobs last year and generated $2.39 billion in economic activity in Colorado, according to an analysis from the Marijuana Policy Group (PDF).
There have also been some health consequences. Emergency rooms have seen a significant increase in adult marijuana-related exposure cases.

The number of calls to poison control centers involving Colorado children has gone up, as has the number of children who've been taken to the hospital for treatment due to unintentional marijuana exposure, studies show. There have also been more school suspensions, marijuana-related traffic deaths, pet poisonings and lab explosions.

Here's what's on the ballot.
If marijuana becomes legal in California, the world's sixth-largest economy and the country's most populous state, it could have the biggest impact on the national scene.

In 1996, the state was the first to make medical marijuana legal.

A "yes" on Proposition 64 would make it legal for people 21 or older to use it recreationally. There would be a 15% sales tax, and its cultivation would be taxed. The money would be used in part to study drug research, to study treatment and to help with enforcement of the law.

The state's two largest newspapers back the measure, as does the California Democratic Party, while Republicans are against it.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told the Los Angeles Times Friday that she plans to vote in favor of it. That makes Pelosi the highest-ranking, sitting elected official in either political party to support legalizing a drug the federal government currently considers a Schedule 1 narcotic. A Schedule 1 narcotic is a drug with no currently accepted medical use and has a high potential for abuse. The category also includes heroin.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 09, 2016, 02:21:09 am
California voters approve recreational marijuana

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California voters approved a ballot measure Tuesday allowing recreational marijuana in the nation's most populous state, handing the legalization movement its biggest victory yet.

A preliminary exit poll conducted for The Associated Press and television networks by Edison Research showed the measure passed handily.

Voters in eight other states also considered proposals Tuesday to expand legal access to the drug, which is still forbidden by the federal government.

California's vote makes the use and sale of recreational cannabis legal along the entire West Coast, giving the legalization movement powerful momentum. That could spark similar efforts in other states and put pressure on federal authorities to ease longstanding rules that classify marijuana as a dangerously addictive drug with no medical benefits.

In addition, Massachusetts voters also legalized the recreational use of marijuana.

California was the first state to approve medical marijuana two decades ago. It was among five states weighing whether to permit pot for adults for recreational purposes. The other states were Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada.

Florida and North Dakota earlier approved medical marijuana measures Tuesday. Arkansas was considering a similar measure and Montana voted on whether to ease restrictions on an existing medical marijuana law.

In general, the proposals for recreational pot would treat cannabis similar to alcohol. Consumption would be limited to people 21 or older and forbidden in most public spaces. Pot would be highly regulated and heavily taxed, and some states would let people grow their own.

State-by-state polls showed most of the measures with a good chance of prevailing. But staunch opponents that included law enforcement groups and anti-drug crusaders urged the public to reject any changes. They complained that legalization would endanger children and open the door to creation of another huge industry that, like big tobacco, would be devoted to selling Americans an unhealthy drug.

The California proposal sowed deep division among marijuana advocates and farmers. In Northern California's famous Emerald Triangle, a region known for cultivating pot for decades, many small growers have longed for legitimacy but also fear being forced out of business by large corporate farms.

"I'm not necessarily stoked nor surprised," said Humboldt County grower Graham Shaw, reflecting the ambivalence of the region to the measure. "I am very happy that the war on cannabis in California is finally over."

Advocates opposed to the measure were joined by more traditional voters who opposed legalization on moral grounds.

"I'm against it because you're going to get more and more problems if you legalize it," said Joanne Hsu, 86, a lifelong Republican from Walnut Creek who also voted for GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

If "yes" votes prevail across the country, about 75 million people accounting for more than 23 percent of the U.S. population would live in states where recreational pot is legal. The jurisdictions where that's already the case — Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington state and the District of Columbia — have about 18 million residents, or 5.6 percent of the population. Twenty-five states allow medical marijuana.

According to national polls, a solid majority of Americans support legalization.

Proposition 64 would allow people 21 and older to legally possess up to an ounce of weed and grow six marijuana plants at home. Varying tax rates would be levied on sales, with the money deposited into the state's marijuana tax fund.

The exit poll of 2,282 California voters was conducted for AP and the television networks by Edison Research. This includes preliminary results from interviews conducted as voters left a random sample of 30 precincts statewide Tuesday, as well as 744 who voted early or absentee and were interviewed by landline or cellular telephone from Oct. 29 through Nov. 4. Results for the full sample were subject to sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points; it is higher for subgroups

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 09, 2016, 11:16:54 am
The United States of Weed: Election results for legal marijuana
•November 8, 2016

While most eyes have been set on the presidential race during the 2016 election, Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada and California all held a vote to legalize recreational marijuana, a decision that could potentially shift the nation on a cultural and economic level.

Paving the road ahead of them, Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington have all  legalized, regulated and taxed marijuana for recreational use by adults, similar to laws that govern alcohol use. Additionally, Washington D.C. also legalized cannabis possession and cultivation for personal use. If all five states pass their ballots, cannabis will be legal for nearly one-fifth of the US population.

Massachusetts passes recreational marijuana

Question 4 passed in Massachusetts, which will allow people 21 and older to use,  grow and possess marijuana. The ballot was extremely close leading up to the final results, which definitely kept plenty of cannabis enthusiasts in the state on the edge of their seats.

    #Breaking: Mass. voters have approved #Question4 legalizing recreational marijuana, the AP projects. #Electionnight https://t.co/nJfWSpwDW5 pic.twitter.com/OmQE86KLFm

    — The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) November 9, 2016

The measure specifies that people would be allowed to possess one ounce of cannabis in public and a whopping 10 ounces of pot at home, which is a shitload of weed. The measure will also create the Cannabis Control Commission that will oversee legalization and issue licenses for those who wish to sell marijuana products.

For reference, here's Tommy Chong holding 10 ounces of pot at medical marijuana dispensary Shango.

Image: Shango Las vegas

Additionally, the initiative will impose a modest 3.75 percent tax on top of Massachusetts sales tax, and will allow cities and towns to impose an additional 2 percent tax. Funds will go towards helping the state establish the new law and commission.

Question 4 states that legalization will take place on December 15, 2016. It should be a great Christmas and New Year in Massachusetts this year.
California votes for Recreational Marijuana

Proposition 64 passed in California, which will allow people 21 and older to possess and consume marijuana for recreational purposes. Adults will be allowed to hold one ounce of marijuana, and grow up to six plants in a secure area out of public view.

The measure will create two new taxes, one for cultivation and another for retail. The taxes will pay for the cost of administering the new law in addition to raising funds for youth substance abuse education, law enforcement training with a focus on DUI enforcement and environmental cleanup and restoration of public land damaged by illegal marijuana cultivation.

    Recreational marijuana will effectively become legal tomorrow in California. Prop. 64 passes. https://t.co/NsrR5Hxnbv pic.twitter.com/SnuTK2Rssn

    — Los Angeles Times (@latimes) November 9, 2016

Proposition 64 passing in California isn't too surprising considering the state was the first to deregulate marijuana for medical use in 1996. The state also has some of the most relaxed qualifying symptoms, making it relatively easy for patients to receive treatment.
Nevada votes for recreational marijuana

Question 2 passed in Nevada, according to ABC News, which allows adults 21 and older to possess, purchase, cultivate and consume marijuana. Adults will be allowed to possess up to one ounce of cannabis, and those who don't live within 25 miles of a retail store will be able to grow up to six plants in an enclosed and locked area.

The measure also creates a 15 percent excise tax, which will be paid by licensed cultivators. Funds will first be used to implement the measure as well as regulation, and anything leftover will go to support public K-12 education.

    Massachusetts and Nevada have voted in favor of legalizing marijuana, @ABC News projects based on vote analysis. https://t.co/ZU99KLLCWu

    — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) November 9, 2016

Arizona votes against recreational marijuana

According to NBC affiliate 12 News, Arizona is projected to vote against Proposition 205 to legalize recreational marijuana. The full results are still coming.

    #BREAKING: Voters reject legal marijuana in Arizona, AP says. #Prop205 pic.twitter.com/AuNoqBOKuh

    — 12 News (@12News) November 9, 2016

Maine still too close to call.

By the earlier morning hours on Wednesday, with 90 percent of the vote reporting, Maine favored legalization of recreational marijuana with 50.3 percent voting in favor and 49.7 percent voting against.

The slim margin of the results, a scant 4,500 votes, has kept official sources from called the race. We will update here when it's called.
Medical Marijuana

In addition to the recreational vote, Florida, Montana, North Dakota and Arkansas also voted to allow qualifying residents with their doctor's recommendation access medical marijuana treatment, joining 25 states that have already developed medical marijuana laws.

Florida votes in favor of medical marijuana

    #Florida passes medical marijuana ballot measure by 71%. 9 states voting on marijuana laws today. #Vote2016 #ElectionNight

    — Rhana Natour (@RNatourious) November 9, 2016

North Dakota votes in favor of medical marijuana

    North Dakota becomes the latest state to allow medical #marijuana! pic.twitter.com/Q5MZDkB9Uu

    — MPP Marijuana Policy (@MarijuanaPolicy) November 9, 2016

So what's next?

While Massachusetts has a clear date when the laws will go into effect, it's going to take some time before you'll be purchasing legal weed from any of these states. Regulations need to be set, agencies need to be formed and most importantly, the public as well as law enforcement need to be educated. Thankfully, the four states that have already regulated recreational marijuana have set standards, acting as an experiment for the states that follow.

Results for Maine are not yet in

This story is currently developing ...

Additional reporting by Peter Allen Clark
Topics: election day 2016, Legalization, Watercooler

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 09, 2016, 05:40:06 pm
California voters legalize recreational marijuana: Will federal law follow?

Tuesday night California, Massachusetts, and Nevada joined Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington state and Washington D.C. in legalizing the recreational use of marijuana.

Similarly, medical use referenda passed in Florida, North Dakota and Arkansas, making the 2016 election the biggest victory for cannabis proponents since 2012, when Colorado and Washington became the first to vote to end prohibition of the drug. The growing state support for pot consumption, as evidenced by this election, is interpreted by proponents that there's momentum to change the federal laws banning the drug's use, sale, and cultivation.

“I think of this victory in California as a major victory,” Lauren Mendelsohn, the chairwoman of the board of directors of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, a group that has campaigned against the government’s war on drugs, told the New York Times. “It shows the whole country that prohibition is not the answer to the marijuana question.”

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But critics note that Arizona voted down a recreational marijuana initiative Tuesday, and argue that the pro-pot movement may have cherry picked the more liberal states, but the momentum could stall in more conservative states. And a Trump administration isn't looking very pro-marijuana. In Maine, the "yes" vote on recreational marijuana ballot initiative is  ahead by 1 percent with 93 percent of the vote counted, as of Wednesday morning.

The California referendum will allow those over 21 to possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use and to grow up to six plants on their private property if they are are not visible to the public. California, Massachusetts, and Nevada, plan to implement these measures by 2018 after licenses are issued to dispensaries and other related businesses.

There are still questions about driving while high, so some of the  additional $1 billion in tax revenue expected to come from marijuana sales in California are to be put toward a study to develop more accurate tests for determining whether a driver is impaired by marijuana. Marijuana tax money will also be directed to drug education programs for young people as well as efforts to curb the environmental impact of increased marijuana cultivation and production.

California has long been hub of support for marijuana, as well as illicit marijuana cultivation, and with the state’s powerful economy, advocates see it as occupying a unique position to push for reform of US federal ban on marijuana.

“This represents a monumental victory for the marijuana reform movement,” Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, said in a statement. “With California’s leadership now, the end of marijuana prohibition nationally, and even internationally, is fast approaching.”

Advocates say that the federal government's war on drugs stance will not hold up as more states legalize recreational and medical marijuana use. But the White House still opposes the legalization of marijuana because it says it would increase the availability and use of illicit drugs. In August, in a  letter in the Federal Register, the DEA said marijuana should remain as a Schedule I drug, a class that includes drugs the regulator says have a “high potential for abuse” and “no current accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.”

Still, President Barack Obama said in a  recent interview with Bill Maher that there's a need for "a more serious conversation about how we're treating marijuana and our drug laws in general."

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D) of Oregon and a supporter of legalization, told The New York Times, “The new administration is not going to want to continue this toxic and nonproductive war on drugs.”

But after Tuesday's vote, which gives Republicans control of the House, Senate, and White House, there may be less receptivity to changing federal law on recreational use of marijuana.

"In terms of marijuana and legalization, I think that should be a state issue, state-by-state," Donald Trump told The Washington Post. "… Marijuana is such a big thing. I think medical should happen – right? Don’t we agree? I think so. And then I really believe we should leave it up to the states."

Marijuana advocates are aware that a Trump administration may be less receptive to a federal change. “The prospect of Rudy Giuliani or Chris Christie as attorney general does not bode well,” Mr. Nadelmann told the Washington Post. “There are various ways in which a hostile White House could trip things up.”

William A. Galston and E.J. Dionne Jr. acknowledge the growing public support for marijuana use in the US, but write in a study for the Brookings Institution that it's a mistake to assume that national support for issues such as same-sex marriage also means that marijuana is on a similar track to legalization.

    Attitudes toward legalization are marked by ambivalence, especially on the conservative side. Many of those who favor legalization do so despite believing that marijuana is harmful or reporting that they feel uncomfortable with its use. Among conservatives, many who believe marijuana should be illegal nonetheless support states’ right to legalize it and take a dim view of government’s ability to enforce a ban," the researchers wrote. 

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 14, 2016, 12:56:23 pm
Marijuana Use Tied to Rare, Temporary Heart Malfunction

HealthDay News) -- Marijuana use might raise the risk of a rare, temporary heart muscle malfunction that can feel like a full-fledged heart attack, a new study suggests.

People who used marijuana were almost twice as likely as non-users to suffer a bout of stress cardiomyopathy, a condition also known as takotsubo, said study co-author Dr. Amitoj Singh. He is chief cardiology fellow at St. Luke's University Health Network in Bethlehem, Pa.

Further, pot users experiencing takotsubo were more likely to suffer a cardiac arrest or require an implanted defibrillator, compared with non-users with takotsubo, Singh said. Cardiac arrest is when the heart suddenly stops beating.

"Marijuana does not appear to be entirely safe, as some of the lobbyists for marijuana are arguing," Singh said. But the study did not prove that pot causes takotsubo.

Singh was to present his findings Sunday at the American Heart Association's annual meeting, in New Orleans. Research presented at meetings is considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

An American Heart Association spokeswoman questioned the findings, noting that the study mainly focused on marijuana use among people who'd fallen ill with takotsubo, which is a very rare condition.

"I think they're extending conclusions that go beyond the data," said Donna Arnett, dean and professor of epidemiology at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, in Lexington. "These data are suggestive only. I don't know you can extend it to say you should not use marijuana in terms of risk for stress cardiomyopathy."

Takotsubo is a sudden and usually temporary weakening of the heart muscle that reduces the heart's ability to pump -- essentially a "stunning" of the heart, Singh explained. This can cause chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness and sometimes fainting.

The condition generally causes no long-term effects on a person's heart health, Singh said.

Takotsubo typically affects older women, and has been linked to anxiety or stress, Singh said.

Singh said he and his colleagues decided to investigate this topic after treating a patient in their hospital who'd ingested marijuana and was found to be suffering from takotsubo.

The researchers analyzed data from a federal health care database, identifying more than 33,000 people who had been hospitalized with stress cardiomyopathy between 2003 and 2011 in the United States.

Of those patients, 210 were also identified as marijuana users, which amounts to less than 1 percent of all people identified with takotsubo.

The marijuana users with takotsubo were more likely to be younger and male, with few other heart risk factors, the researchers found.

"Most of these people who had used marijuana and had developed takotsubo were young men, which was completely diametrically opposite of what takotsubo is known for," Singh said.

Despite their age and relative heart health, the marijuana users were significantly more likely than non-users to go into cardiac arrest (2.4 percent versus 0.8 percent, respectively) and to require an implanted defibrillator to detect and correct dangerously abnormal heart rhythms (2.4 percent versus 0.6 percent, respectively).

"They should not be having these severe side effects like cardiac arrest," Singh said. "That's an alarming thing for people who ingested marijuana."

Looking at the entire database, Singh and his colleagues concluded that active marijuana use doubles the risk of takotsubo in young men.

Chemicals contained in marijuana are known to interact with systems that control or moderate stress hormones within the body, and could potentially explain this observation, Singh said.

Paul Armentano, deputy director of NORML, a group advocating reform of marijuana laws, said that takotsubo is extremely rare, and occurred in far fewer than 1 percent of the patients tracked in the health care database.

On the other hand, national data indicates more than 10 percent of Americans use marijuana, and as many as one-third of young adults aged 18 to 25 are users, Armentano said.

"Self-evidently, if cannabis consumption is a risk factor for this condition, it is a nearly insignificant risk factor," he said.

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 21, 2016, 08:17:04 pm
New marijuana laws create opportunities, risks for CPAs
Initiatives in eight states expanded recreational and medical use, but federal ban remains.

By Lindsay Patterson

Voters approved marijuana initiatives in eight of the nine states where the issue was on the ballot Nov. 8, allowing for the creation of new businesses that will need CPA services. However, because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level, CPAs will need to carefully consider potential risks associated with businesses operating in this industry.

California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada approved the use of recreational marijuana, although voters in Arizona rejected a similar measure. Medical marijuana remains legal in that state, however. On the medical side, voters in Arkansas, Florida, and North Dakota approved legalizing medical marijuana, while voters in Montana approved expanding the state's existing medical marijuana program. Nationwide, 31 states and jurisdictions now have legal marijuana in some capacity.

Businesses in this industry are increasingly seeking CPA services, with some states—such as Arizona and Minnesota—mandating that marijuana retailers undergo an annual audit. At the same time, however, most state boards of accountancy have not issued official guidance as to whether providing services to these businesses would constitute a violation of the board's rules of professional conduct. Thus far, only state boards of accountancy in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington have issued guidance.

Generally speaking, each of these boards has determined that providing accounting services to state-legal marijuana businesses is not itself an act discreditable. However,  a board could pursue disciplinary action against a licensee found guilty of a criminal act involving marijuana. A listing of each board's specific guidance is available here.

The AICPA has also developed resources for CPAs considering offering services to state-legal marijuana businesses, including the paper An Issue Brief on State Marijuana Laws and the CPA Profession, which will be updated in early 2017. AICPA Insights also published a recent blog post on the issue, and more tools are available on the AICPA website.

Lindsay Patterson is the AICPA's senior communications manager for state regulatory & legislative affairs. To comment on this article, contact Chris Baysden, senior manager of newsletters at the AICPA.

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Post by: Mark on November 21, 2016, 08:51:13 pm
America Is Falling: More Men Than Ever Want To Watch Their Wives And Girlfriends Have Sex With Other Men

Virtually every great society throughout history has descended into a state of utter sexual depravity before completely falling, and it looks like the United States is not going to be any exception. Whatever sick and twisted perversion you can dream up, there is probably a “thriving community” for it on the Internet. Right at the beginning of this article, I want to make it clear that what I am about to talk about is extremely disturbing and so this article should not be read by anyone that is not an adult. So why discuss this type of stuff at all? Well, the truth is that we are under a mass delusion in this country today. We like to think that we are so moral that we are an “example” to the rest of the world, but the truth is that America has become an overflowing cesspool of wickedness and filth. Just about every form of evil that you could possibly name is absolutely exploding in our society, and if we hope to have any hope for our future we have got to take a good, long look in the mirror and be honest with ourselves about how far we have fallen.

What I am going to write about today is just one example of how far we have declined morally. We have become a nation that is completely and totally addicted to watching other people have sex. I often quote the studies that show that approximately two-thirds of all Christian men look at pornography on a regular basis, and there is one kind of this filth in particular that is becoming extremely popular.

Just a few days ago, I came across an article in the Independent that discussed the fact that the number of men that want to watch their wives or girlfriends have sex with other men is absolutely soaring…

    Online communities dedicated to the topic are booming, with Google searches for the fetish peaking this week, having more than doubled in the past 12 years.

    One man explained how he’d been married to his wife for two years before confessing that he fantasised about watching her with another man.

    Meanwhile a married woman detailed how her husband even texted her messages of encouragement when she was trying to seduce the man they’d agreed on.

This practice is known as “cuckolding”, and there apparently is a tremendous demand for material related to this practice. According to Psychology Today, “even a cursory search on Amazon will turn up hundreds of books on such erotica and that the Internet, too, resoundingly echoes this ‘huge demand’ for graphic depictions of such sex.”

Talk about sick.

According to Wikipedia, the phrase “cuckold” originally comes “from the cuckoo bird, alluding to its habit of laying its eggs in other birds’ nests.”

In our society everything is being turned upside down. Good is being called evil and evil is being called good. Once upon a time, the practice of adultery was greatly condemned in this nation, but now we have turned it into a spectator sport.

And at this point even the most trusted members of our society are doing things that were once considered to be unthinkable. For example, just check out what police in New York have been doing…

    Sgt. Jonathan E. Moore, 35, was at a Colonie auto dealership last month when his boyfriend, Anthony Aubin, 27, was arrested on felony charges as they tried to use a fraudulent check to purchase a $92,000 2016 Jaguar coupe, according to arrest records.

    But the arrest of Aubin, who has a lengthy criminal record and was recently on parole, has triggered a much broader, multi-agency police investigation into allegations that gay officers may have hosted or taken part in sex parties — called “breeding parties” — that allegedly were attended by teenagers who were not of legal age to drink alcohol or consent to having sex with adults.

When people run around having sex with whoever they feel like, it is inevitable that sexually-transmitted diseases will start to spread like wildfire, and a new report that was just released found that is precisely what is happening…

    The number of reported cases of sexually transmitted diseases reached a record high in the US last year, figures show, as officials warned that stretched services meant people were slipping through the “public health safety net”.

    In its latest report, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said the sharp rise in syphilis was of particular concern.

    “We have reached a decisive moment for the nation,” Dr Jonathan Mermin, a director at the CDC, said.

Overall, the CDC says that there are approximately 20 million new STD cases in the United States every single year.

Just let that sink in for a moment.

20 million new cases a year.

And somehow we have come to the conclusion that we are good people?

Somehow we have come to the conclusion that we deserve to be blessed?

And of course it isn’t just sexual sin that is exploding either. Violent crime is way up in 2016, and this is particularly true in big cities such as Chicago…

    With 78 homicides, October was the second deadliest month of 2016, and Chicago surpassed 600 homicides for the first time in more than a decade.

    The last time Chicago had at least 600 homicides in a single year was 2003.

    Homicides and non-fatal shootings have skyrocketed in 2016, with 605 homicides and more than 3,600 shooting victims through the end of October.

    In October, there were 78 homicides and 427 shooting victims. Only August had more homicides, when 90 people were slain in Chicago. It was the bloodiest month in the city in 20 years.

Let me be very clear – America is never “going to be great again” until we change what is in our own hearts.

Our biggest problem has not been that we have had the wrong political party in control of the White House.

Rather, our biggest problem has been our own behavior.

If we want to have any sort of a future as a nation, we need to turn from our wicked ways. But even in most churches you will not hear this kind of message these days.

Sadly, the truth is that the vast majority of Americans don’t want to hear about how evil they are, and they certainly don’t have any intention of changing their behavior.

But unless we start making major changes immediately, there is not going to be any hope for us no matter who we send to Washington.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 21, 2016, 08:52:45 pm
Seriously? This is just even disgusting to think about!

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Post by: Mark on November 22, 2016, 03:02:42 pm
World leaders call for legalisation of drugs

Report says prohibition has had 'little or no impact' on rate of drug use

World leaders have called for an end to the criminalisation of drugs.

The Global Commission on Drug Policy's annual report advocates the removal of both civil and criminal penalties for drug use and possession.

Prohibition of drugs has had "little or no impact" on the rate of drug use, the report says, with the number of drug users increasing by almost 20 per cent between 2006 and 2013 to 246 million people.

The Global Commission on Drug Policy panel includes former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan, British businessman Richard Branson and the former presidents of Switzerland, Colombia, Mexico and Brazil.

The report warns prohibition of drugs fuels mass incarceration and executions in contravention of international law and drives human rights abuses by those who supply drugs.

It cites examples of successful decriminalisation policies, offering Portugal as the best example, which replaced criminal sanctions for drug use with civil penalties and health interventions 15 years ago.

The Committee also denounces the "barbaric actions" of Philippino President Rodrigo Duterte, who calls on the public to execute those involved in the drugs trade. More than 3,600 people were killed during Mr Duterte's first 100 days in office as part of his brutal crackdown on drugs.

“After years of denouncing the dramatic effects of prohibition and the criminalisation of people that do no harm but use drugs on the society as a whole, it is time to highlight the benefits of well-designed and well-implemented people centered drug polices," Former Swiss president Ruth Dreifuss, chair of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, said in a statement.

“These innovative policies cannot exist as long as we do not discuss, honestly, the major policy error made in the past, which is the criminalisation of personal consumption or possession of illicit psychoactive substances in national laws.”

The report also calls for states to abolish the death penalty for drug-related offences, implement alternatives to punishment and explore regulatory models for all illicit drugs.

Rodrigo Duterte says he 'doesn't give a s*** about human rights' as 3,500 killed in war on drugs

Last week, the British Medical Journal called for the legalisation of illicit drugs for the first time.

Prohibition laws have failed to curb either supply or demand, reduce addiction, cut violence or reduce profits for organised crime, the journal argued, saying the so-called 'War on Drugs' had been a failure.

It said the ban on the production, supply, possession and use of some drugs for non-medical purposes was causing huge harm.

In the same issue, former Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg and Baroness Molly Meacher urged the Government to reschedule cannabis for medical use and review policy on heroin-assisted treatment and called for an end to criminal sanctions for the personal possession and use of all drugs.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 02, 2016, 08:37:55 am

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 06, 2016, 07:55:21 pm

Title: Re: End Times Sorceries And Debautry
Post by: Mark on December 09, 2016, 08:59:37 pm
Heroin Fatalities Surpass Gun Homicides For First Time In 2015 Via @dailycaller.

Health officials revealed that for the first time ever, there were more deaths related to heroin than gun homicides in 2015, contributing to the first drop in U.S. life expectancy since 1993.

Deaths from heroin rose by 2,000 since 2015, marking the first time since the 1990s that heroin deaths surpassed deaths from prescription opioid painkillers. While gun homicides numbered 12,979 in 2015 and heroin abuse claimed a staggering 12,989 lives. Gun homicides outnumbered heroin fatalities by five to one in 2007.

Opioid deaths stood at roughly 30,000 in 2015, according to a new report from the CDC released Thursday, an increase of 5,000 over 2014. The emergence of fentanyl, a painkiller 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine, and carfentanil, an elephant tranquilizer approximately 10,000 times stronger than morphine, is contributing to the disturbing year-over-year spikes in opioid deaths, reports The Washington Post.

“The epidemic of deaths involving opioids continues to worsen,” CDC Director Tom Frieden said in a statement Thursday. “Prescription opioid misuse and use of heroin and illicitly manufactured fentanyl are intertwined and deeply troubling problems. We need to drastically improve both the treatment of pain and the treatment of opioid use disorders and increase the use of naloxone to reverse opioid overdose.”

The news comes after a similarly alarming report from the DEA Tuesday showed nearly 80 people died everyday from heroin or prescription opioid overdoses in 2014, which is the most recent available data on overdoses nationwide. Drug overdoses in the U.S. claimed roughly 129 lives every day in 2014 and are creating a “crisis of historic proportions.”

Heroin overdoses tripled between 2010 and 2014, according to the 2016 National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA), released by the DEA Tuesday.

Use of prescription painkillers is now more widespread in the U.S. than using tobacco. Many people who overdose on substances like heroin began with a dependence on prescription painkillers, but switch after building high tolerances that made them too expensive.

The DEA warns that even heroin users with extremely high tolerances are more likely to have a fatal overdose due to the presence of carfentanil and fentanyl.

“The presence of carfentanil in illicit U.S. drug markets is cause for concern, as the relative strength of this drug could lead to an increase in overdoses and overdose-related deaths, even among opioid-tolerant users,” according to the NDTA. “Public health officials maintain that fentanyl is contributing to most of this increase [overdoses]. Fentanyl is sometimes added to heroin batches, or mixed with other adulterants and sold as counterfeit heroin, unknown to the user.”


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 14, 2016, 07:21:16 pm

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 29, 2016, 03:03:41 pm
Cannabis: teenage consumption increases following legalization in the United States

An American study has uncovered a shift in teenagers' consumption and perceptions of cannabis since the 2015 legalization of recreational use of the drug in the state of Washington.

According to researchers at UC Davis and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, marijuana consumption among 13-14-year olds and 15-16-year olds increased respectively by two percent and four percent in the state of Washington since the introduction of the 2015 law authorizing recreational use of the drug.

The study also found that since legalization negative perceptions of marijuana among Washington teenagers in the same age categories had declined by 14% and 16% respectively.

In the United States, nine states have now authorized the recreational use of marijuana, while while 26 have legalized it for medical purposes. Most recently California, Nevada, Maine and Massachusetts voted to change their laws in November 2016. They join Colorado, which legalized in 2012, Oregon, Alaska and the State of Washington, which legalized in 2015, as well as the US capital Washington DC, which legalized in 2014.

Worrying impact on teenagers

In concrete terms, anyone over the age of 21 can now legally procure one ounce of marijuana for recreational use. The law also allows for the cultivation of six marijuana plants, provided they are not on public view. Retail sales from licensed vendors are permitted and taxed at 15 percent.

"While legalization for recreational purposes is currently limited to adults, potential impacts on adolescent marijuana use are of particular concern," points out Magdalena Cerdá, the author of the study which was published in Jama Pediatrics.

In view of the increasing number of states moving to legalize marijuana, the researchers argue that changes to the law should be accompanied by prevention programs that raise teenagers' awareness of the potential risks of marijuana.

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Post by: Mark on February 14, 2017, 05:52:08 pm
We Live In A Society Where ‘Fifty Shades’, Beyonce And Lady Gaga Are Considered To Be ‘Entertainment’

What in the world has happened to America? We live in a society where perversion, sexual violence and occult rituals have become essential elements of our entertainment. In fact, these days it seems like we can’t get through a major awards show or a Super Bowl halftime celebration without being forced to see things that would have been absolutely unthinkable in this country just fifty years ago. Unfortunately, most Americans have already had their consciences seared so badly that these things don’t even bother them anymore.

In the old days, popular music was certainly full of sexually suggestive themes, but the artists were never as graphic as they are today. In addition to blatantly flaunting their sexuality, the biggest pop stars of today also seem to be in a competition to see who can include the most occult symbology in their performances.

Just consider Beyonce’s performance at the Grammys. You certainly don’t have to be a “conspiracy theorist” to figure out that her performance was full of occult symbolism. Even the Washington Post is gushing about the “African, Hindu and Roman goddesses” that served as her inspiration…

As in Lemonade and her pregnancy announcement photos released earlier this month, the singer’s Grammy performance was packed with artistic nods to African, Hindu and Roman goddesses who signify the womanhood Beyoncé has been reflecting in her most recent work.

To me, Beyonce’s outfit reminded me more of the Egyptian goddess Isis, but it really doesn’t matter too much because ultimately all of these pagan goddesses were derived from a religious tradition that began back in ancient Babylon.

I just don’t know why anyone would want to watch this stuff. It is truly astounding that millions of Americans would willingly sit there and watch an almost naked woman dressed like a pagan goddess prance around the stage in a sexually suggestive way.

Is this really “entertainment”?

Have we really fallen so low?

The Washington Post was particularly thrilled that Beyonce used an African pagan goddess known as “Oshun” as part of her inspiration…

Perhaps more obvious, though, is her embodiment of Oshun, a Yoruba water goddess of “female sensuality, love and fertility,” PBS reported when Lemonade first dropped last year. Oshun, also spelled Osun, is the love goddess of the Yoruba people, who inhabit the southwestern region of what is now modern day Nigeria and the southern part of Benin, according to Ancient Origins, and is often depicted wearing yellow and surrounded by fresh water.

Sadly, people love this stuff.

I just went on YouTube and pulled up Lady Gaga’s very disturbing Super Bowl performance, and I discovered that it has already been viewed about 24 million times.

And that video received all of those views in just over a week.

Dressed like a demonic entity known as a “succubus”, Lady Gaga’s “performance” celebrated a wide range of perversion and evil, and yet hardly anyone spoke out against her afterwards.

That is because our society has fully embraced performers such as Beyonce and Lady Gaga. They are the “new normal”, while those that stand up for traditional values have become the enemy.

Hollywood has also become a complete cesspool of filth.

One of the most popular movies in America right now is the sequel to “Fifty Shades of Grey”. It is entitled “Fifty Shades Darker”, and just like the previous movie it celebrates bondage, sexual domination and perverted sexual activity.

The original novel that spawned these films has now sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, but the truth is that it is little more than thinly veiled pornography for women.

They say that we are what we eat, and the same thing is true for what we allow into our minds.

If we endlessly fill our minds with something, that is eventually what we will become.

That is why it should come as no surprise that many people are trying to act out the things that they are seeing in these films and reading about in these novels.

For example, in the UK it is being reported that medical personnel have had to rescue “102 men and women stuck in handcuffs or chained to the bed in the last five years since the books appeared”.

And according to Time Magazine, one very disturbing study found that Fifty Shades of Grey was actually “introducing more women to ****”…

E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey is introducing more women to **** — at least according to a narrow study conducted at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.

Researcher Diana Parry interviewed 28 women in their 20s to 50s about their pornography habits. She discovered that women in the group increased their consumption of sexually explicit content after reading the book.

“So many of the women [we interviewed] were hopping in for the first time to pornography or sexually explicit material that was written by women for women,” Parry told Salon in an interview.

You see, the reality of the matter is that entertainment is not neutral.

There is a reason they call it “programming”, and when we allow hour after hour of garbage to enter our minds it is only a matter of time before garbage starts coming back out.

In particular, our young people are constantly feeding themselves this kind of “entertainment”, and this goes a long way toward explaining the dramatic demographic shifts that we are witnessing in society today.

If we truly do want to make America great again, or if we want to have the kind of spiritual renewal that I talk about in my latest book, we are going to have to quit being addicted to this kind of junk.

Unfortunately, we live at a time when people don’t want to hear about “right” and “wrong” anymore. Even most churches are extremely hesitant to use words like “sin” and “repentance” these days. So we just ignore the things that are literally destroying us, and we get upset at anyone that would dare to point out our self-destructive ways.

If we continue going down this path as a society, there literally is no future for us.

Throughout history, every great society has plunged into great moral depravity before ultimately falling, and the exact same pattern is playing out once again.

Please wake up America.

Because pretty soon it will be too late to do anything about it.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 18, 2017, 10:39:10 pm
Yeah, "50 Shades" would have been at the XXX store 20-30 years ago, maybe even 10-15 years ago. And never thought Lady Gaga would be THIS mainstream back in 2010.

Just some really, really surreal times we're living in.

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Federal judge: Fort Collins can’t enforce ban on women going ****

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- A federal judge has ordered the city of Fort Collins to stop enforcing a policy that bans women from showing their breasts in public.

It started with one woman asking, "If men can go ****, why can't women?"

"It's sexist because it specifically discriminates against female breasts," Brittiany Hoagland said in 2015.

Hoagland, Samantha Six and a group called Free the Nipple -- Fort Collins made headlines across the country when they protested on the corner of College Avenue and Mulberry Street with nothing but "opaque dressings" covering their nipples.

The Fort Collins City Council asked for public input but ended up voting to keep the **** ban for women in place.

But the council added two exceptions: Breastfeeding mothers and girls younger than 10 years old.

After the decision, Hoagland, Six and Free the Nipple -- Fort Collins filed a civil lawsuit against the city, claiming the policy violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

On Wednesday, Federal Judge R. Brooke Jackson ordered an injunction preventing police and the city from enforcing the ban.

"The court essentially agreed that any statute containing the concept that 'Women are prohibited from …' is likely unconstitutional," attorney David Lane said in a statement.

In his ruling, Jackson disagreed with the argument that **** females might distract drivers and cause traffic issues that disrupt public order.

"t appears that underlying Fort Collins’ belief that **** females are uniquely disruptive of public order is [a] negative stereotype ... that society considers female breasts primarily as objects of sexual desire whereas male breasts are not," Jackson said.

The judge cited a researcher as stating that sexual objectification of the female breast leads to negative cognitive, behavioral, and emotional outcomes and contributes to higher rates of sexual assault and violence.

The judge also disagreed with the argument that seeing a woman's breasts could harm children.

"Nor has Fort Collins provided any meaningful evidence that the mere sight of a female breast endangers children. The female breast, after all, is one of the first things a child sees," Jackson wrote.

"It seems, then, that children do not need to be protected from the naked female breast itself but from the negative societal norms, expectations, and stereotypes associated with it."

Lane called the decision "Another example of the federal courts enforcing the Constitution in the face of the police and the City fighting against the Bill of Rights."

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Israel gives green light to decriminalize marijuana use

The Israeli government voted on Sunday in favor of decriminalizing recreational marijuana use, joining some U.S. states and European countries who have adopted a similar approach.

"On the one hand we are opening ourselves up to the future. On the other hand, we understand the dangers and will try to balance the two," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his cabinet in broadcast remarks.

According to the new policy, which must still be ratified by parliament, people caught smoking marijuana would be fined rather than arrested and prosecuted. Criminal procedures would be launched only against those caught repeatedly with the drug.

Selling and growing marijuana would remain criminal offences in Israel.

"Israel cannot shut its eyes to the changes being made across the world in respect to marijuana consumption and its effects," Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said in a statement.

In the United States, 28 states have legalized marijuana for medical use and since 2012, several have also approved marijuana for recreational use.

Shaked said Israeli authorities would now put their focus on education about the possible harmful effects of drug use.

Marijuana use is fairly common in Israel. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has said that almost nine percent of Israelis use cannabis, though some Israeli experts believe the numbers are higher.

Israeli police figures showed only 188 people were arrested in 2015 for recreational use of marijuana, a 56 percent drop since 2010, and many of those apprehended in that time were never charged.

About 25,000 people have a license to use the drug for medicinal purposes in Israel, one of the world leaders in medical marijuana research.

In February, a government committee gave an initial nod for the export of medical cannabis, though final legislative measures will likely take months.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 11, 2017, 07:15:57 pm
New Strain Of Terrifying Street Drug ‘Spice’ Creating Entire Subculture Of Human Zombies Across The Globe
‘Spice has the physically addictive qualities of heroin and the psychologically addictive qualities of crack,’ says Robert Ralphs, senior lecturer in criminology at the University of Manchester and an expert on the drug. The crisis came to national attention this week following the publication of video footage, shot by an office worker in Manchester, showing people under its influence.


Dead men and women were walking the streets of central Manchester this week.  Some of them, their faces wan and eyes open, but filled with a terrible vacancy, stumble forward with arms out-stretched.

“And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.” Revelation 9:6 (KJV)

Imagine people standing stock-still like shop mannequins, seemingly unconscious but upright, or slumped forward, as commuters scurry past with their heads down. There were still more I spotted comatose on pavements or slumped in doorways. One young man in a grey tracksuit lolled on the steps outside McDonald’s, twitching and gibbering to himself.

Outside the Arndale Shopping Centre, I saw another youth passed out on his back, his arms and legs extended into the air as if rigor mortis had set in. These are the victims of Spice, a generic term for various mixtures of herbs and potent chemicals which, until last May, was openly on sale in Britain as a so-called ‘legal high’.


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Ohio coroner runs out of room again! Look what's killing everyone!

A coroner's office has ran out of room for a second time this year because of all the opioid deaths taking place.

cbsnews.com reports: For the second time this year, a coroner's office in Ohio has run out of space for dead bodies due to the opioid epidemic, CBS Pittsburgh reports.

The Tribune-Review reports the Montgomery County office had 13 bodies on Monday. Twelve of them were overdoses.

Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger, says they have already expanded the cooler once last year because space for 36 wasn't enough. It now holds 42 bodies.

"If this pace continues, I'm not really sure what we're going to do," Dr. Harshbarger told the Trib. "It's full every night."

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Marijuana Use Linked to Poorer School Performance, New Research Reveals

Teenagers who smoke marijuana regularly achieve poorer grades at school and risk their chances of going to university, according to a major new scientific study.

A longitudinal study of more than 26,400 pupils in Canada found those who started using marijuana at least once a month were around half as likely to achieve high grades as they were before taking up the habit, and were ultimately less likely to pursue university ambitions.

Marijuana users were also four times more likely to skip classes and two-to-four times less likely to complete their homework and value getting good grades.

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Cannabis-infused pizza goes on sale in Massachusetts to rave reviews
Saturday, 10 June 2017 4:47AM

A Massachusetts medical marijuana dispensary has created a culinary delight for patients who don’t want to smoke their pot or eat it in the form of sweets.

Quincy-based Ermont Inc. has been selling cannabis-infused pizza for about three weeks to rave reviews.

Director of Operations Seth Yaffe says the company has a whole range of marijuana edibles, but he wanted to offer meals that patients could eat without a lot of sugar.

The 6-inch cheese pizzas sell for $38 apiece. The tomato sauce contains 125 milligrams of THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana. The company has sold about 200 already. Yaffe says if patients want toppings, they can add their own.

Only people with state-issued medical marijuana ID cards are eligible to buy the pies.

Meanwhile, Hawaiian pizza lovers have been left mourning the death of Sam Panopoulos, the man who first put pineapples atop pizza in Canada in 1962.

Mr Panopoulos, who had just celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary, died suddenly at the age of 83.
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Iceland president causes concern by initially vowing he would ban pineapples on pizzas - if he could.

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UK Drug Overdose Deaths Highest in Europe

Deaths from drug overdoses continue to rise, with the UK recording the highest numbers in Europe, according to a new report from the EU drugs agency.

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) identified a total of 8,441 overdose deaths in 2015, of which the UK accounted for 31 per cent.

It is the third consecutive year that the European total has risen.

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Druggies Celebrate Wildly As Sin State Nevada Opens First Marijuana Retail Store In Las Vegas
Giant speakers roared with reggae beats. Limousines and party buses — several lined with green light-emitting diode lights — ushered tourists and locals to the revelry outside Reef Dispensaries, a marijuana shop a few steps behind the Fashion Show Mall, where the sea of customers stretched down and around the 165,000-square-foot building. “I’m excited!” shouted 24-year-old Las Vegan Majanae Brown as the minutes ticked toward midnight. “I can’t wait.”


They lined up by the hundreds hoping to be part of Sin City history. Under the bright lights of the Strip, fireworks shot off the roof of Reef Dispensaries in celebration as strobe lights lit up the night sky.

EDITOR’S NOTE: As we continue our headlong rush into the end times, the lid is coming off the underworld and the night creatures are crawling out into public view. People who object to things like legalized public pot consumption are seen as the “enemies to progress” by the mad throngs forming lines around the block at pot dispensaries. One can only imagine what’s going to be legalized next.

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20 (KJV)

Giant speakers roared with reggae beats. Limousines and party buses — several lined with green light-emitting diode lights — ushered tourists and locals to the revelry outside Reef Dispensaries, a marijuana shop a few steps behind the Fashion Show Mall, where the sea of customers stretched down and around the 165,000-square-foot building.

“I’m excited!” shouted 24-year-old Las Vegan Majanae Brown as the minutes ticked toward midnight. “I can’t wait.”

At Euphoria Wellness, there were no party buses, no fireworks or strobe lights. The only music to be heard played lightly from the cellphone of a customer near the door. But hundreds stood in a line that stretched around in the strip mall building in the south valley suburbs.
Las Vegas marijuana dispensaries gear up for extra business:

“This is larger than 4/20. This is the largest I’ve ever seen,” Euphoria Wellness co-owner Larry Doyle said. (4/20 refers to the counterculture holiday celebrating marijuana on April 20.)

When Friday finally turned to Saturday, Nevada’s green rush was on as the state joined Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska in allowing people to buy marijuana for recreational use.
Nevadans voted 54-46 in November to legalize adult-use marijuana.

On Saturday, less than eight months after the ballot measure passed, more than 40 stores across Southern Nevada were authorized by the state to begin selling marijuana to adults 21 and older without the need of medical cannabis card. Five dispensaries in Henderson did not get authorization because the city put a six-month moratorium on recreational marijuana licenses, which expires in August.
Las Vegas 1st Day Of Recreational Marijuana 2017:

GRAPHIC WARNING: This video is raw footage of the scene on the streets in Las Vegas on the first day of legal pot sales. Watch with caution.

Despite the large crowds at dispensaries across the valley, police reported no issues with Saturday’s rollout of marijuana sales. Although it’s now legal for adults 21 and older to buy and possess up to an ounce of marijuana, consuming it in public remains illegal. There were no signs of use at the dispensaries Saturday, and a Strip walk in the afternoon found just one open user, who wouldn’t talk to a reporter. He wouldn’t say who he was or whether he’d bought his weed legally.

Marijuana is still considered illegal federally. But for many, Saturday’s legalization in Nevada brought a lawful avenue to get something they were previously forced to buy from the black market.

“You don’t have to hide in the corner anymore and feel bad about it,” said Pam Mateo as she walked out of Euphoria at 1:30 a.m. with her purchase — “just a few joints” inside an opaque white plastic bag. source

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Ontario teen dies while on high school graduation trip in Cuba
By Jessica Patton   Web Writer  Global News   

An 18-year-old teen has died while on a graduation trip in Varadero, Cuba, her family confirmed Saturday, marking the second death of a student on a school trip this week.

Alex Sagriff, from Belleville, Ont., was a student from St. Theresa Catholic School and was in Cuba for a high school graduation trip, organized by the Toronto-based S-Trip company.

A written statement from the family asks for privacy during this difficult time and adds they do not know much regarding the circumstances of the incident but that their priority is getting her home.

    “Alex was an amazing young woman, she had a ton of friends, and has a ton of family who loves her,” read the statement.

The school board wrote in a statement that the school principal, vice-principal and staff, as well as a bereavement and crisis response team have been on site at St. Theresa to support all students and its staff.

“The well-being of our students and staff is and continues to be a priority. The Board response team will continue to be at the school over the next several days, and in collaboration with our community partners, information for accessing community supports has and will continue to be made available to students, parents and staff.”

Jordyn DeClair, who had known Sagriff since elementary school and had graduated with her from St. Theresa, described the 18-year-old as “outgoing and well spirited” and said “she was loved by all.”

Tributes have been pouring in over social media, with one Twitter user named Alex Supryka writing, “My heart is broken right now. You were one of the nicest girls I have ever met. And I am so sorry @alex_sagriff, no teen nor parent should ever have to go through this pain, and I will forever be sorry that I couldn’t help you in a time of need. rest in peace beautiful. ”

    Another user, Danielle Lentini wrote, “Thoughts and prayers to the Sagriff family and all friends. Amazing girl gone too soon, rest in peace Alex.”

Sagriff was set to attend Loyalist College in the fall.

The Canadian government has confirmed the death, but can’t reveal further details due to privacy concerns.

The government says consular officials are in touch with local officials in Cuba and are also in touch with the person’s family.

Global News reached out to S-Trip but at the time of publication, had not heard back.

The incident comes just days after a 15-year-old student died on a school trip in Algonquin Provincial Park, The Toronto District School Board confirmed Wednesday.

Jeremiah Perry was reported missing Tuesday night while on an outdoor educational field trip with six staff members and 32 other students from C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute and Westview Centennial Secondary School in Toronto.

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The International Church of Cannabis In Denver Colorado Where Pot Smoking Congregants Are ‘Elevationists’
“Being an elevationist [the term they’ve coined for the theology of the new church] means being an explorer,” Lee begins. “Our spiritual journey is one of self-discovery, not one of dogma. We believe there is no one-path solution to life’s big questions. This is simply a supportive place for each one of us to find a pathway to our own spirituality, whatever that may be.” Think of it like the pick ’n’ mix of belief. There is no doctrine, no creed, no scripture or book. Simply choose bits of whatever world religions work for you, or make something up yourself, mix it all together, and see if it tastes good.


As congregations dwindle, a new religion is lighting up Denver, Colorado. Aaron Millar joins the ‘elevationists’ of the International Church of Cannabis who worship the weed

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.” 1 Peter 5:8,9 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: As the present spiritual darkness intensifies over not just America but the world as a whole, we are seeing stranger and stranger phenomena. The Bible tells us that in the time of Jacob’s trouble, the One World Religion will include all manner of deviant behaviour in their “worship” services. Not only will there be drug and alcohol use, but open prostitution and cannibalism as well. Being a pothead has become big business in 2017, and it is also become a religion. They don’t call it pot smoking, now they are partaking in the “holy sacrament of cannabis”. A partnership will Hillsong can’t be too far away. And painting their “sanctuary” in bright, rainbow colors didn’t happen by accident.

It started, naturally, with a group of friends smoking a joint. Steve Berke, a graduate of Yale University, was temporarily living in an old church in Denver, Colorado. His estate agent parents had bought the 113-year-old building with the plan to turn it into flats. He and Lee Molloy, as well as a few friends, had just moved from Miami to capitalise on Colorado’s lucrative marijuana market. But then, in the words of Lee: “We started having these stupid, fantastical conversations. What if we kept it as a church?” So Steve convinced his parents to give him the building and, nine months later, on 20 April 2016 – 4/20, as it’s known in the United States, the unofficial pothead’s holiday (because it’s 4.20pm somewhere, right?) – the International Church of Cannabis opened its doors with its own chapel, theology and video game arcade.
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From the outside all appears normal: red-brick towers, blocky turrets, a classic city church in an otherwise leafy suburb of Denver. But there are giveaways. The three front doors and arched window facade have been spray-painted with silver galaxies and bright, happy-face planets. The work of legendary painter and graphic artist Kenny Scharf, who has exhibited in the Whitney and New York’s Museum of Modern Art, it looks more like the backdrop for an illegal 90s rave than your typical parish church. But it’s indicative of the coup that Elevation Ministries, the non-profit company that Steve and Lee co-founded to set up the Church of Cannabis, has managed to pull off.

“That mural would probably buy you next door’s house,” Lee says, letting me in. But they got it for the price of an air ticket for Scharf, a few days’ skiing and the loan of a jacket. People love fantastical ideas.

    The original plan was to open it to the general public, but because Colorado’s current pot law only allows smoking in private clubs, it is, for now at least, a members-only affair. To date they have more than 1,400 on their list. They open the doors from Thursday to Sunday for smoke-free public viewing, with private cannabis services held on Friday nights. It seems to be growing.

Every single surface has been painted in vibrant patterns of red, blue and green, geometric prisms with mythological creatures, stars and eyes hidden within. At the back wall, two dream-like Dali-esque giants sit cross-legged as if lost in meditation. “It feels like a hallucination,” someone says beside me, eyes careening upwards. It’s like being swallowed by a Pink Floyd album cover. Perhaps most impressive of all is that it was created spontaneously without a sketch or a plan. This was another freebie: they flew Spanish artist Okuda San Miguel over and bought him a bunch of paints, then he started work in one corner and painted whatever he dreamed up until he finished. It took him just six days – he rested on the seventh.

As the service begins we are encouraged to get to know each other: people spark up joints and pass them around. Long wisps of smoke float to the ceiling and cover the congregation in a flowery shroud; splutterings of coughs and giggles, the sharp intake of breath on all sides. There are about 30 of us in all, a mixed bag of misfits ranging from a self-proclaimed pothead granny, whose eyes appear to move independently of each other, to a couple of Harold & Kumar wannabes taking selfies at the altar. And then there’s Lee: a former Bible quiz champion, raised in a strict evangelical Christian home, he has the credentials of a preacher if not the look: bushy hipster beard and long messy hair, dark bags under his eyes and the whiff of old smoke on his shirt. It feels more like the start of an AA meeting than a spiritual encounter. But then he starts to speak.

“Being an elevationist [the term they’ve coined for the theology of the new church] means being an explorer,” Lee begins. “Our spiritual journey is one of self-discovery, not one of dogma. We believe there is no one-path solution to life’s big questions. This is simply a supportive place for each one of us to find a pathway to our own spirituality, whatever that may be.” Think of it like the pick ’n’ mix of belief. There is no doctrine, no creed, no scripture or book. Simply choose bits of whatever world religions work for you, or make something up yourself, mix it all together, and see if it tastes good. “There are as many pathways to being an elevationist as there are elevationists,” Lee says. Spirituality shouldn’t be a prescription; it should be an adventure. It’s about seeking, not being told what to find.

It’s an idea that will strike a chord with many people. Church attendance in the UK is on the decline. Last year only 1.4% of the population attended Sunday Anglican services – the lowest level ever recorded. There is a significant demographic of people who simply can’t relate to organised religion or outright oppose it on principle. Being able to explore your own path, within a supportive space, could help fill that widening spiritual deficit.

But here’s where they may lose you. That journey of self-discovery, says Lee, is enhanced by ritual cannabis use. “We have been programmed to behave and think in certain ways,” he says. “Cannabis helps elevationists tear down those false realities.” source

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SIN CITY: Nevada Set To Become First State To Allow Marijuana Lounges For Stoners To Get High
The Nevada legislator who spearheaded much of the legalization movement, state Sen. Tick Segerblom (D), has said he thinks marijuana will attract new tourists to the state. “We’re going to really market this thing around the world,” Segerblom told The Hill in a recent interview. But legalization skeptics say the growing prevalence of marijuana stores, and lounges where those products can be consumed, increase the risk of crime associated with the nascent industry.


Nevada could become the first state to allow users of recreational marijuana to light up in clubs and lounges, a state legal body said this week, opening a new front in what is already a booming pot business.

“Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.” 1 Thessalonians 5:5,6 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Watching the gradual rush towards legalizing pot has been for me a subject of great amusement. Just like when the lottery first became legal back in the 1970’s, and everyone was all excited about the new source of public school funding which was going to “erase poverty” in the worst of neighborhoods, the fight to legalize pot comes with similar outlandish and completely not true claims. Will pot lounges “boost tourism”? Yep, sure will. It will also boost the crime rate, boost the poverty rate, and boost your car while they’re at it. The Bible commands us to be sober, and you cannot be sober and high at the same time.

The state Legislative Counsel Bureau said Monday that state law does not prohibit city or county governments from operating a lounge or facility in which patrons may use marijuana.

Cities and counties are allowed to adopt their own rules governing those businesses and decide whether they are required to obtain special permits, the bureau said. The ruling means tourists and visitors may soon have a place to consume marijuana in public. Pot smoking is banned under state law in Nevada’s hotels and casinos.

None of the four other states where marijuana is legal for recreational use — Washington, Colorado, Alaska and Oregon — currently allow so-called pot lounges. All four states restrict marijuana use to private residences. The three other states where legislators and regulators are finalizing rules in advance of legalized marijuana — California, Massachusetts and Maine — are not currently considering legal pot lounges.
Legalization advocates say pot lounges are a logical step, especially if states where marijuana is allowed hope to connect their pot industry to tourism.

“Allowing regulated social use areas is a good solution that recognizes cannabis consumers’ rights to congregate just like alcohol drinkers can in bars while also protecting nonconsumers’ rights not to inhale secondhand smoke,” said Tom Angell, the founder of Marijuana Majority, a pro-legalization group. “It should be a no brainer, especially in tourist towns like Las Vegas where visitors don’t have private residences they can go back to to imbibe.”

The Nevada legislator who spearheaded much of the legalization movement, state Sen. Tick Segerblom (D), has said he thinks marijuana will attract new tourists to the state.

“We’re going to really market this thing around the world,” Segerblom told The Hill in a recent interview.

But legalization skeptics say the growing prevalence of marijuana stores, and lounges where those products can be consumed, increase the risk of crime associated with the nascent industry.

    “The people of Nevada wanted folks not to go to jail for using marijuana,” said Kevin Sabet, who heads the anti-legalization group Smart Approaches to Marijuana. “I don’t think they envisioned pot clubs in their neighborhood.”

    “Data show that areas around marijuana stores have higher crime and issues with second-hand smoke and other nuisances. I can’t imagine pot clubs will be a good thing for the state,” Sabet said.

Cities will still have to pass their own ordinances governing marijuana lounges after the state legislature killed a measure that would have legalized them earlier this year. Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) told the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Tuesday he is no fan of the prospect of lounges.

“I did not support them previously,” Sandoval told the paper. “I don’t support them now.”

Sandoval did not support the ballot measure legalizing marijuana last year, but he has said he will work with the federal Justice Department to allow legal marijuana now that it has passed. Sandoval and other governors of states that have legalized pot have been concerned that the Trump administration may reverse a long-standing Obama administration agreement that deemphasized prosecutions of marijuana-related businesses in their states.

“I don’t know what direction the Justice Department is going to go, but it is going to raise some legal issues,” Sandoval told The Hill in a recent interview. “I want a model system.”

Nevada became the fifth state to allow marijuana use for recreational purposes on July 1, just eight months after state voters approved a ballot measure. California, Maine and Massachusetts, where voters also passed legalization measures, will begin legal pot sales next year. source

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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 10, 2017, 06:13:50 pm

The Evil Fruit Of Feminism: Eugenics, Abortion, Fornication & Manly Women
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Post by: Mark on October 20, 2017, 07:09:16 pm
Challenge to California’s prostitution ban may proceed, judges rule

A three-judge panel of 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said the plaintiffs’ legal challenge against the ban may proceed. The plaintiffs say the current law violates the right to engage in consensual sex, as described in a 2003 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that revoked criminal laws against gay sexual acts, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.


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Post by: Mark on February 10, 2018, 08:37:09 pm
As gonorrhea approaches superbug status, scientists scramble to find a vaccine - Science & Health

Gonorrhea is becoming more dangerous worldwide as the sexually-transmitted disease approaches untreatability, a report on growing incidences of the STD superbug in China shows.

Strains of Neisseria gonorrhoeae with dual resistance to World Health Organization-recommended antibiotics azithromycin and last-ditch drug ceftriaxone turn out to be common in China, says the groundbreaking study published this week in PLOS Medicine.

From 2013 to 2016, the rates of dually-resistant gonorrhea in China climbed from 1.9 percent to 3.3 percent, reports Yueping Yin of the National Center for STD Control, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College Institute of Dermatology in Nanjing, China and colleagues.

In short, superbug gonorrhea is becoming a global threat.
Most of the participants in the Chinese study were symptomatic male heterosexuals.

So what can be done? Just this week a completely different team reported they had invented a way to trap bacteria in the bloodstream that behaves like a nano-scale Venus flytrap. But the idea is short of a technology yet, and it wouldn’t work for gonorrhea anyway, which doesn’t infect the bloodstream. Normally, the disease can be fatal if it does. 


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Post by: Mark on March 06, 2018, 06:16:43 pm
Emergency department visits for opioid overdoses rise by 30 percent in a year

Emergency room visits for suspected opioid overdoses have risen 30 percent, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

And within emergency departments across 16 high-risk states — Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania Rhode Island, West Virginia and Wisconsin — those overdoses went up by 35 percent, according to a new report released Tuesday. Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Illinois reported an uptick of 50 percent or more, the report said.

All five monitored regions revealed a spike in people with possible opioid overdoses between July 2016 and September 2017, according to data from the CDC’s Enhanced State Opioid Overdose Surveillance Program. Among those regions, Midwestern emergency departments experienced the highest increase in overdoses — up to 70 percent — compared to those in the Southeast, which saw a rise of 14 percent.

“The sharp increases and variation across states and counties indicate the need for better coordination,” CDC Acting Director Anne Schuchat said Tuesday in a call with Surgeon General Jerome Adams and reporters.

Schuchat called the report “very, very concerning” and said it served as a “wake-up call about the need to improve what happens when a patient leaves the emergency department.”

These latest numbers follow a recent CDC analysis that showed the opioid crisis already has led to a decrease in the average American’s life expectancy. And researchers there estimate 63,000 people died after they overdosed on drugs in 2016. Of those, 42,000 deaths were linked to opioid use.

REST: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/emergency-department-visits-for-opioid-overdoses-rise-by-30-percent-in-a-year

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Post by: Mark on April 16, 2018, 06:51:30 pm
Canada’s Liberal party considers decriminalization of all illicit drugs

With months left before Canada becomes the first country in the G7 to fully legalise marijuana, members of the country’s Liberal party, led federally by Justin Trudeau, are calling on their government to go one step further and decriminalise the possession and consumption of all illicit drugs.


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Post by: Mark on June 06, 2018, 06:12:40 pm
Poll: Majority of Democrats Now Accept Pornography

For the first time, a majority of Democrats do not have moral qualms about pornography. A new Gallup poll found that 53 percent of Democrats see pornography as “morally acceptable,” an 11 point spike from last year and the biggest jump since Gallup began taking the survey in 2011.


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Post by: Mark on June 12, 2018, 06:24:10 pm
California's Deadly STD Epidemic Sets Record


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Sexually Transmitted Diseases Remain on the Rise in Washington State


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Post by: Mark on August 28, 2018, 06:25:42 am
Deaths from drugs, alcohol and suicide now outpace diabetes, study shows

 Deaths from self injury, a category that includes drug and alcohol use and committing suicide, has surpassed diabetes as the seventh-leading cause in the U.S., a study has shown.
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Self-injury mortality is a term that encompasses deaths due to accidental and non-accidental drug-intoxication, as well as suicide, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

In the study, researchers used previously available data from the CDC to estimate the number of deaths due to self injury and compared it to the number of deaths from diabetes. Using data from 2016, the researchers showed that 29.1 people per 100,000 died from self injury compared with 24.8 per 100,000 from diabetes.

The true number of deaths may be grossly underreported, the researchers said, as risk factors and reporting methods vary and are often difficult to determine.

While the occurrence of self-injury-related deaths outpaced those due to diabetes, targeted prevention efforts lag behind. As a result, the authors are urging the public and health care providers to start thinking about different types of self injuries as being related when it comes to public health and prevention efforts.

"We're so entrenched in separating suicide from drug overdose or alcohol poisoning deaths that people can't wrap their heads around the idea that they are related," Hilary S. Connery, M.D., Ph.D., a co-author of the study and the clinical director of the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse at McLean Hospital, said in a press release. "It is time to end the siloed approach to prevention."

The authors said they hope that similar to other chronic illnesses -- heart disease, cancer, lung disease -- adequate resources will be put toward targeted research and prevention efforts in order to decrease self-injury-related deaths.


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Post by: Mark on September 12, 2018, 05:50:50 am
Crack Pipe Vending Machines Begin Appearing In New York

Police in Suffolk County, New York are baffled after discovering multiple e “crack pipe vending machines” in Long Island, as an investigation launches to find where they came from.


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Post by: Mark on April 30, 2019, 04:16:56 am
“Massive” Herpes Outbreak Reported At Coachella Music Festival

People attending the Coachella Music Festival this year are picking up much more than “good vibes” – they are also picking up herpes. According to the herpes tracking app “HerpAlert” there has been a massive outbreak of the sexually transmitted disease in California which is believed to be associated with the Coachella Music Festival.


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Post by: Mark on May 04, 2019, 04:21:02 am
Oral and genital herpes viruses 'having sex' -- with terrifying consequences...


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Post by: Mark on June 17, 2019, 04:25:34 am
More millennials dying by drugs, alcohol, and suicide
“Deaths of despair” are increasing among young Americans. These deaths — related to drugs, alcohol, or suicide — claimed the lives of 36,000 American millennials in 2017 alone. Drug overdoses are the most common cause of death.


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Post by: Mark on July 13, 2019, 09:02:42 am
American Psychological Association to promote adultery, swinging & orgies  :o

Psychology is already at best a soft, if not outright pseudo, science. Now the American Psychological Association (APA) is venturing into the non-scientific, non-empirical domain of morality by giving their approval to adulterers, swingers, and orgiasts.


Revelation 21:8 King James Version (KJV)

8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

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Post by: Mark on November 04, 2020, 06:57:13 pm
Oregon Decriminalizes Small Amounts of Heroin and ****; Four States Legalize Marijuana


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Post by: Mark on November 17, 2020, 08:28:50 am
Media goes nuts after Alito warns religious freedoms at risk

Religious freedom is under attack in the United States to the point of becoming secondary to casinos and public protests, a U.S. Supreme Court justice is warning, and that distorted discrimination presents a grave danger for our republic.

In a speech last week to the Federalist Society, Justice Samuel Alito said the coronavirus pandemic served as a “constitutional stress test” on our country.

“And in doing so,” he observed, “it has highlighted disturbing trends that were already present before the virus struck.”

One of those trends, the conservative justice further stated, is restrictions imposed by a governor’s executive order rather than by an assembly of legislators debating the issue.

Nevada, for example, opened up its casinos and entertainment venues to 50% capacity in June but limited church attendance – no matter how large the sanctuary – to a maximum 50 worshippers. That lopsided order from Gov. Steve Sisolak resulted in a lawsuit filed by Calvary Chapel that reached the U.S. Supreme Court, where Alito joined Clarence Thomas, Brett Kavanaugh, and Neil Gorsuch in a dissent.

Alito pointed out in his dissent the governor not only treated casinos and bowling alleys differently, he had also defended street protests, too, the NCLS blog reported at the time. 

church locked down 2“Take a quick look at the Constitution,” Alito commented last week. “You will see the Free Exercise clause of the First Amendment, which protects religious liberty. You will not find a craps clause or a blackjack clause or a slot machine clause.”

In the Calvary Chapel decision, Alito ripped into Gov. Sisolak’s defense of his executive order that relied on South Bay United Pentecostal Church v. Newsom, a second controversial ruling out of California that also involved church restrictions.

At least in the case of South Bay, Alito wrote, California was also restricting the operation of grocery stores and factories, but Nevada was singling out churches while allowing hundreds of people to roam the casino floor.

Alito: There is no ‘religious bigotry’

Alito also remarked about the pro-LGBT, anti-discrimination lawsuits filed against Christian bakers and florists, whose orthodox religious views are not being tolerated by mayors and governors in the name of tolerance.

lawsuit gavel with moneyOneNewsNow has reported on such legal cases dating back several years and has often reported on who is winning: The courts have repeatedly sided with suing plaintiffs, a city government's non-discrimination ordinance, and a left-wing civil rights commission over Christian business owners.

By bringing up that topic last week at the Federalist speech, Justice Alito set off a firestorm in the national media. NBC News called it a “politically charged speech” against gay marriage, and The New York Times framed it as a “unusually political speech” by a sitting justice.

CNN’s legal analyst suggested Alito’s speech “signals” where the court is headed in the future.

Yet the mainstream media was responding angrily to Alito’s defense of religious liberty after routinely presenting the liberal view: A same-sex couple was planning an unforgettable wedding to celebrate their love and commitment only to be confronted by an intolerant business owner who used his religion to discriminate.

natural marriageThe NBC News story, in fact, ran on the network’s “Out News” website that is blatantly pro-LGBT and hence presents such stories from that viewpoint.

Alito told his audience last week that some Americans view religious views as an “excuse for bigotry” but he sees the legal issue quite differently.

“The question we face,” he said, “is whether our society will be inclusive enough to tolerate people with unpopular religious beliefs.”


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Post by: Mark on December 14, 2021, 08:30:32 pm