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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3101 on: May 11, 2016, 08:42:05 PM »

Immodium abuse. Please, let's not make this stuff illegal. It's the only thing that really works when you have the shits.

http://cnycentral.com/news/local/way-too-much-imodium-is-newest-way-of-getting-high

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3102 on: May 11, 2016, 09:40:58 PM »
.....how do people even find out that this stuff will get them high? 

I feel bad for a lot of people in today's society.  You have 'Big Pharma' continuing to steamroll the never ending pill machine, doing it's damndest to keep the American public dependent on what they offer so they can rake in billions in profit, while trying to keep medicinal uses of things like marijuana (which sometimes end up doing a better job than synthetic chemicals on healing/helping with issues) from becoming legal, because it would cut into their profits. 

They keep pushing pills, and then make it more and more difficult for people to get those pills....and then wonder why things like this are happening, and why heroin addiction is at an all time high.  Gee....let me think.   

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3103 on: May 11, 2016, 09:49:52 PM »
http://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/azealia-banks-racist-anti-zayn-tweets-just-lost-her-a-music-festival-gig/ar-BBsVdbg?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

Azeila Banks (some rapper lady I never heard of until now) ends up losing her next gig for racist tweets she made directed at a Zayn Malik, insulting his middle eastern heritage, among other things I wont repeat.
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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3104 on: May 11, 2016, 10:34:19 PM »
.....how do people even find out that this stuff will get them high? 

At least with OTC drugs, they have a reason to consider ingesting them in the first place.  Have you ever looked at what goes into meth production?

I imagine in this case, someone with an opiate addiction got the runs (not unlikely, considering that 'eating right' isn't a high priority), took the Imodium, and discovered that they didn't feel the cravings as much.  Went from 'Hey, I can put off getting my next fix' to 'Hey, maybe this could be my next fix...'

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3105 on: May 12, 2016, 02:18:39 AM »
.....how do people even find out that this stuff will get them high?
My best guess? Five minutes research on the internet.

Get a list of known opioids (in bet you won't have to go much further than wikipedia for that) and cross-reference with a database of FDA-approved drugs. Could be as simple as that. No idea if the FDA information is open to the public, but even if not, I suspect a lot of people have access to that information, from pharmcists to nurses to students of various fields of medicine or chemistry.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3106 on: May 12, 2016, 06:50:15 AM »

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3107 on: May 12, 2016, 07:35:29 AM »
RSPCA on high alert after spate of cat shootings

WTF is wrong with people? >:(

Whoever's doing this doesn't need to get a psych evaluation. They're psychopaths, plain and simple.

Offline Valerian

Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3108 on: May 12, 2016, 08:46:43 AM »
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/05/12/477769731/george-zimmerman-auctioning-off-gun-with-which-he-killed-trayvon-martin

Every time I think this guy has run out of ways to prove what a horrible person he is, he comes up with something new.   >:(

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3109 on: May 12, 2016, 09:21:22 AM »
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/05/12/477769731/george-zimmerman-auctioning-off-gun-with-which-he-killed-trayvon-martin

Every time I think this guy has run out of ways to prove what a horrible person he is, he comes up with something new.   >:(

Its this kind of asshole that makes the rest of us gun owners look bad. Everytime he does something its like he is actively trying to cause as much outrage as possible.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3110 on: May 12, 2016, 09:37:52 AM »
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/mississippi-toddler-dies-after-being-left-in-her-moms-car/ar-BBsWIiv?li=BBnb4R7&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

2 year old dies after being left in a hot car...

Why is this such a fucking problem! Oh my God every summer there is always a rash of children dying from this!

Every Summer without Fail! Oh god it makes me so angry!

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3111 on: May 12, 2016, 10:24:47 AM »
Its this kind of asshole that makes the rest of us gun owners look bad. Everytime he does something its like he is actively trying to cause as much outrage as possible.
I think he got addicted to being "famous" during the trial and wants that back at any price, not realizing or caring that he's only making himself infamous.  Any press is good press as far as he's concerned.  :(

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3112 on: May 12, 2016, 10:44:17 AM »
I feel so sorry for the Martin family.  :/  Every time he does something like this, it must be like rubbing salt into a never healing wound.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3113 on: May 12, 2016, 03:01:00 PM »
Meanwhile, back here, the PiS government continues with its "good change". One news bit that really hit me: the Ministry of Justice withheld all funding to Centrum Praw Kobiet (Centre for Female Rights), an organisation that helps female abuse victims.

The rationale? Apparently, the ministry doesn't like the fact that CPK "narrows its help to a pre-defined group", meaning women...

Seriously, this is so idiotic that I can't help thinking that it's more than a case of bureaucratic stupids. No, it really must a case of right-wing distrust for promotion of female rights...

God, I really am starting to feel like a Lovecraftian character when I observe what this government is doing. Meaning, I have the urge to sit in a corner and rock mindlessly, wailing to the cruel, unresponding skies :(

(I wish I had a link for you, guys, but there's no English-language article on this news bit, AFAIK)

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3114 on: May 13, 2016, 10:10:35 PM »
Venezuelan president declares state of Emergency, places blame of his nation's problems on OPEC and on the U.S.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/venezuela-president-declares-emergency-cites-us-domestic-threats/ar-BBt1Tne?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3115 on: May 13, 2016, 10:36:57 PM »
wow this news terrifies me.

44% of Honeybee colonies have died/disappeared in the last year.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/more-bad-news-for-honeybees-beekeepers-lost-nearly-half-their-colonies-in-the-past-year/ar-BBt1u9a?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

Well, there goes the food supply.

*starts hoarding canned food*
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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3117 on: May 14, 2016, 06:09:41 PM »
Ukraine wins the Eurovision finale after a final-inches vote battle with Russia and Australia (yes, guesting this year)- and with a song that the Ukrainian singer plainly admitted has some clear messages about conflicts with Russia past and present. To make it even more loaded, songs with political subject matter aren't really supposed to be a part of this contest. Also, Ukraine won the "expert juries vote" but Russia got the highest viewers' vote across Europe.  ;)

I fully expect the state departments of Ukraine and Russia to begin drafting protest notes to one another by monday.

And how on earth are they going to stage a glossy, expensive finale in Kiev next year? The country is practically bankrupt, there's a low-level war going on and a huge pan-European show event in Kiev would be a security nightmare.
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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3118 on: May 14, 2016, 06:16:27 PM »
Scientists accidentally introduce the concept of Prostitution after teaching monkeys the concept of money.

http://www.zmescience.com/research/how-scientists-tught-monkeys-the-concept-of-money-not-long-after-the-first-prostitute-monkey-appeared/

I would never show my face after this.

Because from now on you are the scientist that taught monkeys prostitution, that shall be your legacy.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3119 on: May 15, 2016, 01:48:54 PM »
North Korea detains passing Russian Ship and Crew.

They have now been released.


http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/nkorea-frees-russian-yacht-crew-detained-by-mistake-russian-media/ar-BBt4jXs?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

The NK officials stated they did so by mistakes. *makes Jack Off motion*

I think more likely they didn't want an angry Russian Bear beating down their doors once they realized Russia is less apt to negotiate with them.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3120 on: May 15, 2016, 02:00:05 PM »
North Korea detains passing Russian Ship and Crew.

They have now been released.


http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/nkorea-frees-russian-yacht-crew-detained-by-mistake-russian-media/ar-BBt4jXs?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

The NK officials stated they did so by mistakes. *makes Jack Off motion*

I think more likely they didn't want an angry Russian Bear beating down their doors once they realized Russia is less apt to negotiate with them.

I'd call coming real close to pissing off Russia a 'mistake', personally.

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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3121 on: May 16, 2016, 01:58:40 AM »
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/surprising-turnabout-oklahoma-eyes-medicaid-expansion-39135178

Oklahoma's finally starting to have to address the Medicaid expansion, although not perfectly.

They'll have to do something. Health care system in Oklahoma is nearing something like collapse for the poorer parts of the state in particular (this has been coming for a few years now), and the budget deficit in my state isn't looking good (shortfall of $1.3 billion), partly due to oil prices decreasing, but there are other factors. The situation isn't the most dire it could be...but it's definitely not great right now.
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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3122 on: May 17, 2016, 04:20:55 PM »
Two Canadian Men in trouble after walking in a Yellowstone hotspring that is not allowed to the general public.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/men-face-complaint-after-walking-to-yellowstone-hot-spring/ar-BBt9WSQ?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

*too lazy to read it all* I'm guessing that its because the hot spring is for scientific research and they polluted it with outside bacteria.




U.S. Senate signs bill to allow families of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi Arabian government for possible perceived roles in the Setp 11th attacks.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/senate-approves-sept-11-legislation-despite-saudi-threats/ar-BBta6rK?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15


I am unsure how to feel on this. I say maybe the Saudi's should just kick anybody who was involved, if there are any, and leave it at that. If they commited a crime they should be punished and it would be good PR for SA in showing they are against terrorism and willing to work with others.

Either way this bill gives me a headache @_@
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Re: What's in the news?
« Reply #3123 on: May 18, 2016, 03:11:15 AM »
U.S. Senate signs bill to allow families of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi Arabian government for possible perceived roles in the Setp 11th attacks.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/senate-approves-sept-11-legislation-despite-saudi-threats/ar-BBta6rK?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=HPCOMMDHP15


I am unsure how to feel on this. I say maybe the Saudi's should just kick anybody who was involved, if there are any, and leave it at that. If they commited a crime they should be punished and it would be good PR for SA in showing they are against terrorism and willing to work with others.

Either way this bill gives me a headache @_@

This is a very... strange bill. I mean... How does this even work legally? What if one of these families decides to sue the Saudi-Arabian government. What happens next? How does a US bill force the hand of the Saudi government in any way to lend the lawsuit any credence?
As for whether it makes sense, I guess it depends to what degree Saudi-Arabia played a part in the attacks and whether proof of this involvement is sufficient.
Still, really weird.

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