Guest Post by Ana Mardoll Here is a sequence of events as I understand them: 1. Alicia Beltran, who is pregnant, helpfully informed her doctor during a prenatal visit that prior to her pregnancy she had lived with and eventually overcome a pill addiction to prescription pain meds. 2. The physician didn’t believe her that […]
Part of my BLOGCEMBER 2013 series- the Theme is Electronic Music *** As always, let’s set the mood: *** Ben Klock did almost a 2.5 hour set on Saturday night at […]
I don’t even know how I became quite as obsessed as I am with Nautiluss- I don’t even like his individual tracks that much- I just honestly like listening to his sets….
One of the nice things is that Ben Klock is one of those legit artists that is still danceable. If you’re just getting into techno it’s a bit of a different style in terms of “the dance”. Techno tends to have a more frenetic… higher tempo beat than house. There’s an industrial quality to techno that can seem kind of confusing for someone who is more used to a more fluid house dance style.
If you go to these parties a lot- sometimes you’ll even see an entire crowd just facing forward to the DJ and watching him spin- they may crush up against the front to watch the details as soon as they come on stage. It truly is a concert experience.
The purpose of writing this is to let you know that price points depend on a lot of things and I want people to make decisions on genuine qualities rather than buying into a scene. The problem I am seeing with a lot of parties lately is that they have become progressively more expensive as they have become mainstream. I’m not saying mainstream can’t enjoy this music too- but remember that house and techno come from REALLY humble beginnings and it’s kind of like gentrification in music.
If you defended Rob Ford during his election campaign in 2010, I would have simply said you made a mistake. His angry outbursts against the media, and his ridiculous comments about bike lanes placed him firmly in my political opponents category then. Plus he had a history of drunk driving by that point in his […]
I’ll tell you the secret of a good dance party: If you walk in and see people dancing alone/ separately, you have hit gold. Good techno/house parties are not cliquey or sexualized grinding orgies. People go there to DANCE and they don’t need to wait for anyone else to start doing it.
European researchers have used a computer to design small synthetic molecules capable of attacking the deadly AIDS virus where it hurts the most: its ability to produce the genetic material required for replication. It’s the first time in history this …
We like to think of ourselves as open-minded, but we’re not. The problem is not that, once we’ve found a solution to a problem, we refuse to think of alternatives. It’s that we don’t even realize that there are alternatives to consider.Read more…&nbs…
It’s worth remembering that marketers should not drive scientific research. Cigarettes are dangerous? We’d better make them appear less dangerous so they will still sell. I know, let’s filter the smoke. This fibre seems to do some filtering, or at least we can convince people of that. Wait, what’s the fibre? Asbestos. == Link dump: […]
Former soccer legend Diego ‘Hand of God’ Maradona is vowing to battle drug use in sports — even though he was an unrepentant cokehead for years. Now based in Dubai, the ex-Argentina ace told the Sport Without Crime forum he […]
The father of tragic chanteuse Amy Winehouse is vowing he’ll never cooperate with any attempt to make a Hollywood biopic of his daughter. Mitch Winehouse told Digital Spy at the annual Amy Winehouse Foundation Ball in London’s Dorchester Hotel in […]
OTTAWA — One of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s top cabinet ministers is calling on Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to resign after bringing “dishonour” to Canada’s largest city — as some differing opinions emerge on the issue from the Conservative government. […]
A song from my childhood was on the satellite radio this evening. Transfusion, by Nervous Norvus. I looked him up on YouTube. He passed away a good many decades ago from alcohol abuse and skipped a chance at appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show to perform Transfusion. He really was nervous, I guess.
And of course there’s Ape Call:
At Sioux Valley FN, #LPC Leader @JustinTrudeau & #bdnmb-Souris candidate @RolfDinsdale speak to students. #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/FN45f2BBFg — James O’Connor (@Monstereditor) November 13, 2013 James O’Connor is a journalist, the managing editor of the Brandon Sun newspaper. As you can see from the picture above, he was in the room when Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau visited [...]
Who says we don’t help to bring “democracy” and goodwill plus enrich the population of the countries we go to uninvited?
Despite years of international effort to reel back Afghanistan’s opium culture, cultivation and production hit record levels this year, and programs to counteract them have floundered, according to a new United Nations study.
Given how central an issue the country’s growing drug economy has become — driving official corruption, helping to fund the insurgency, creating instability in neighboring countries and intensifying a domestic addiction crisis — Western diplomats and officials said in interviews that the seeming failure of the drug war in Afghanistan will weigh heavily on the legacy of the dozen-year NATO military mission as it draws to a close next year……….
AMSTERDAM — She couldn’t resist. Singer Miley Cyrus smoked a joint on stage and twerked with a dwarf during the MTV EMAs on Sunday. The 20-year old pop star also took home the Best Video award for her hit song […]
A year after the first three states legalized marijuana, it has become an irresistible commodity in a booming industry. Conformation of the revolution came in Seattle this week, where investors paid over $1,000 just to attend a startup fair and … Continue Reading
OTTAWA — The federal government has tabled new legislation to tackle drug use in prisons. The Drug Free Prisons Act will give the Parole Board of Canada new powers to deal with offenders who test positive for drugs or refuse […]
by “Kilgore Trout” [a/k/a "Kilgoar"]
As originally posted on: The Internet Chronicle
November 5, 2013
INTERNET — Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford admitted to smoking crack on Tuesday, but a sex tape featuring Ford was released shortly following his tearful apology. Mayor Ford quickly issued a second tearful apology after deleting the first, leading some to compare Mayor Ford’s apology to the recent incident in which Paula Deen cried in multiple revised and deleted apologies for racism.
The women Mayor Rob Ford was seen with on the Internet sex tape appeared to be “incredibly expensive” and possibly underage Asian women caught up in sex trafficking.
Some critics call Toronto North America’s “Mecca” for the sex slave trafficking underworld. Every year, tens of thousands of underage sex slaves arrive in Toronto, where they then are trafficked to major markets in North America.
After deleting his second apology, Mayor Rob Ford issued a third apology in which he promised to clamp down on sex trafficking in Toronto. Mayor Ford will be making the rounds on the television talk shows to cry for audiences.
If there’s an incriminating video out there, naturally you’d hire a criminal cracker to destroy every copy.
My prediction? Rob Ford will announce a new housing strategy.— Andrew Matte (@AndrewMatte) November 05, 2013
Then spend months denying there’s a video. When the police confirm they have recovered the video of the drug abuse, admit to drug use, but a legal drug. Then admit to using the other drug, but not at the time the infamous video was shot.
MT @stephen_taylor: Anyone who smokes drugs when in political office is not fit for political office.” (Read more…)
The jihadis coming back to the West from their sojourn in Syria will mean our lunatic asylums are gonna be stock full of loonier jihadis very soon … and our wonderful govt. won’t mind looking after them forever if need be … but where our senior are concerned, it’s off to the Death Panels for them.
Aryn Baker writing at Time:
…. Syria’s Breaking Bad: Are Amphetamines Funding the War? A spike in the trafficking of the illegal drug Captagon, popular in the Middle East, is connected to Syria’s brutal civil war.
Fifteen days into his job as Lebanon’s top drug-enforcement official, Colonel Ghassan Chams Eddine got a tip-off that something big was going down at the Beirut shipping port this summer. How big? Nearly 5.5 million tablets of a locally produced amphetamine expertly hidden inside an industrial water heater destined for Dubai. His men had to use acetylene torches to remove the white tablets, each embossed with an off-kilter yin-yang symbol and packed into 1,000-piece units in heat-sealed plastic bags. “The boiler was made in Syria, and the way the tablets were hidden, it was clear that they hadn’t been just stuffed inside,” says Chams Eddine. “That unit was formed around the drugs, at the factory.”
A week later, on Aug. 21, Chams Eddine got another tip-off. Six Syrian-made cargo trucks destined for Saudi Arabia from Lebanon were stopped just as they were about to cross the border. Each of the containers’ steel reinforcing ribs concealed a cleverly designed drawer packed with loose pills — 6 million of them in total. A few days later, a Syrian was caught at Beirut’s international airport with 11,000 tablets hidden in pastries. Then two more Syrians destined for Saudi Arabia were stopped at the airport with 8 kg of the stuff in their luggage.
In one month, Lebanese authorities confiscated more than $200 million worth of a potent amphetamine that is almost entirely unheard of in the West. But in the Persian Gulf, Captagon, as the amphetamine is known, is the most sought-after drug on the street, and the conflict in Syria, with its attendant lawlessness, is making it even easier to obtain……..
Dear Readers: Since I got the occasional DUI back in my drinking days, I found this article especially interesting, but I hope you like it too! It was written by Steve Merl of The Daily Brew…………………, and presented here by the Perspective Naked News Department. ——————————————- Guest Post by Steve Mertl | Daily Brew Here’s a riddle […]
An investigation into the potential addictiveness of high-fat and high-sugar foods has found that Oreo cookies activate more neurons in the pleasure centers of rats’ brains than cocaine. But does that really mean certain foods are more addictive than h…
A Norwich Township man and woman are facing drug possession and trafficking charges after a Woodstock police investigation into the sale of crack cocaine on the city’s streets. Robert Westra, 32, and Samantha Scott, 45, also have been charged with … Continue Reading
Synthetic cannabinoids, while legal, have been shown to have much more harmful effects than actual marijuana – but those effects can vary dramatically from person to person. Now, researchers led by University of Arkansas toxicologist Jeff Moran are working to understand the dangers of fake pot by studying how the body metabolizes two popular forms in “Spice” and “K2.“
The New York Public Library recently discovered a treasure trove of video games in its archives created by psychedelic evangelist Timothy Leary. Over 375 floppies (talk about flashbacks) containing a “dozen or so” games developed by the LSD-advoca…
Having spent the last decade wreaking havoc in Russia, Krokodil – the cheap, addictive, heroin-like opioid (that also happens to eat your flesh) – has made landfall in the U.S. According to reports from Arizona’s Banner Poison Control Center, two recently documented cases of the drug’s use are believed to be the first in America. But that’s only half true.
Excellent move by our Toronto Police Services. To see the tonnes of money and property, including houses, seized by the TPS, go to link.
…The mandate of TPS Financial Crimes Unit, Asset Forfeiture Section is to investigate property that has been, or may be, seized during the course of a police investigation, and to make a determination on the appropriate disposition of the property.
The dispositions can include:
- returning it to the person from whom it was seized
- returning it to a person who is lawfully able to posses it, or
- seeking forfeiture of the property through all forfeiture avenues available
The property can include evidence, proceeds of crime and/or offence related property.
This year, to date, the Toronto Police Service has had the following successes:
• Cash – $5,577,020 CAD, $52,181 USD
• Vehicles- 63 (several motorcycles, 1 boat)
• Grow Ops- 3 (2 currently restrained)
• Property Restraints – 3
• Cash – $680,655.72 CAD, $13,278.00 USD
The Asset Forfeiture Unit has had a number of successes recently that have resulted directly from community involvement. In July, $2.1 million was seized after concerned citizens called police about suspicious men in a condominium complex in Etobicoke. In August, a seizure in a hotel room.
The Asset Forfeiture Unit has also started an initiative that focuses not only on the criminal, but also on the owners of property in Ontario who, knowingly, allow their property to be used in a criminal manner. The goal of this initiative is to hold property owners accountable for what occurs on their property. This initiative has been called Project “Accountability.”
The Toronto Police Service, through crime analysis, calls for service, intelligence-led policing, and community complainants, has identified problem properties that are a constant drain on police resources and affect the quality of life for local residents.
A perpetual problem property is an address which has utilized a significant amount of police resources (when compared to other addresses in the neighbourhood and/or similar business throughout the city), and has greatly affected the quality of life for members of the community, yet the underlying problem continues to occur. Several examples of perpetual problem properties include marijuana grow-operations, crack houses, booze cans, and after-hours clubs.
Through “Accountability,” our aim, as a Service, is to:
- eliminate the illegal activities which are putting a strain on police resources,
- reduce crime and disorder in the affected communities
- prevent victimization
- take profit out of crime
- force property owners to be accountable
- utilize the Ministry of the Attorney General, Public Property Services Canada, and Civil
Remedies Illicit Activities to successfully seize and forfeit proceeds of crime and properties that fall within the definition of perpetual problem properties
- improve the quality of life for residents of the City of Toronto………
A British Columbia group wants to decriminalize marijuana – and they’re using a “cannabus” to get their message out. A spokesman for Sensible BC says they’re confident they can get more than 400,000 signatures to put the question to a […]
In a breakthrough six years in the making, an international team of researchers has determined the precise atomic structure of a cell-surface receptor that’s used by most strains of HIV to infect human immune cells. The finding could result in medicines that block the process.
Located somewhere between the craggy cliffs of Raging Alcoholism and the tranquil (if a tad repressed) planes of Stone-Cold Sobriety roll the pleasantly sloping hills of Moderate Booze-Consumption. It’s a nice, pleasantly buzzed place to visit – but getting there can be a little tricky. What does it really mean, after all, to drink in moderation?
Victoria police say a woman in a “drug-fueled delirium” assaulted two officers over the weekend. The incident occurred shortly before midnight Sunday, after police were called to an Esquimalt Road apartment to investigate a domestic disturbance. Officers broke down the … Continue Reading
“Like every other person I knew back in the ’70s”
Wait, that title is supposed to be, “Minister Comments On Drugs“. Wait, maybe, “Minister Makes Comments About Drugs”, is less ambiguous?
The Conservatives wouldn’t dream of commenting on drug regulations, obviously.
Though crystal meth has a reputation as an American street drug of the late twentieth century, its origins go back to late-nineteenth century Japan. At that time, a chemist synthesized the first dose of this notorious stimulant out of a plant used freq…