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Bath Salts; What is Really Going on Here? UPDATE: Synthetic Drug Crackdown & “Debtors Prison”

7 Aug

'Spice' -- a designer synthetic cannabinoid.

I missed this press release from justice.gov/dea published on July 26,2012 “DEA NEWS: Nationwide Synthetic Drug Takedown: 19 million packets of synthetic drugs seized and $36 million in cash .” In a Time Times article from July 7, 2012 called “Woman Gives Birth, Smokes Bath Salts, Violence Ensues; What is Really Going on Here?” I proposed that the news was reporting more “zombie attacks” caused by bath salts(that sometimes ended up not being associated with bath salts at all) in an effort to increase public support to ban the substances, which would then increase funding to fight the drug war. Bath salts are one of the synthetic drugs that were targeted by the recent DEA nationwide crackdown known as “Operation Log Jam.” Here are some facts from the press release :

  • This was the “First ever nationwide law enforcement action against the synthetic designer drug industry”
  • 90 people were arrested
  • Five million packets of finished designer drugs were seized.
  • $36 million dollars in cash was seized (Who says the drug war isn’t a way for government to make money?)
  • Since July 26, 2012, 4.8 million packets of synthetic cannabinoids have been seized
  • Since July 26, 2012 products to produce 13.6 million packets of synthetic cannabinoids (ex. K2, Spice) have been seized
  • Since July 26, 2012 167,000 packets of synthetic cathinones (ex. bath salts) have been seized
  • Since July 26, 2012 products to produce 392, 000 packets of synthetic cathinones have been seized
  • 2010, poison centers nationwide responded to approximately 3,200 calls related to synthetic cathinones and synthetic cannabinoids
  • 2011, poison centers nationwide responded to approximately 13,000 calls related to synthetic cathinones and synthetic cannabinoids, with 60% of the patients being 25 years of age or younger

Excerpts from DEA press release:

“Although tremendous progress has been made in legislating and scheduling these dangerous substances, this enforcement action has disrupted the entire illegal industry, from manufacturers to retailers,” said DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart. “Together with our federal, state and local law enforcement partners, we are committed to targeting these new and emerging drugs with every scientific, legislative, and investigative tool at our disposal.”

While many of the designer drugs being marketed today that were seized as part of Operation Log Jam are not specifically prohibited in the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), the Controlled Substance Analogue Enforcement Act of 1986 (AEA) allows these drugs to be treated as controlled substances if they are proven to be chemically and/or pharmacologically similar to a Schedule I or Schedule II controlled substance.  A number of cases that are part of Operation Log Jam will be prosecuted federally under this analogue provision, which specifically exists to combat these new and emerging designer drugs.

“DEA has used its emergency scheduling authority to combat both synthetic cathinones (the so-called bath salts like Ivory Wave, etc.) and synthetic cannabinoids (the so-called incense products like K2, Spice, etc.), temporarily placing several of these dangerous chemicals into Schedule I of the CSA. Congress has also acted, permanently placing 26 substances into Schedule I of the CSA.

While the DEA is supported by the above mentioned federal laws, a new one was signed by the president on July 9, 2012. The law is part of S. 3187: Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act  and places synthetic drugs in the Schedule I class, and would extend the amount of time allotted for the temporary scheduling of a substance as a schedule I drug to two years with a one year extension, in comparison to current law stipulating one year with a sixth month extension for temporary scheduling. It would also put “Unless specifically exempted or unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture, or preparation which contains any quantity of cannabimimetic agents, or which contains their salts, isomers, and salts of isomers…” in the schedule I class. Continue reading

Woman Gives Birth, Smokes Bath Salts, Violence Ensues; What is Really Going on Here?

7 Jul

Picture from clevelandleader.com

What would possess a woman who had just given birth to smoke bath salts? I suppose I should ask Carla Murphy, who did just that, then stripped off her clothes, tried to bite a cop, and assaulted a nurse before being handcuffed and arrested. An injection of the anti-psychotic Haldol had no effect on the intoxicated new mom. What is going on here?

The “designer drug” is made of synthetic cathinones such as mephedrone (popular in the UK) and methylenedioxypyrovalerone or MDPV, (more popular in the U.S.), and produces a stimulant effect, similar to amphetamine and cocaine. Alarmingly, news reports are claiming it causes psychosis and violent behavior, including cannibalism or expressing the desire to bite and eat humans.

MDPV was first created in 1969 but was not sold until 2004, and mephedrone was first synthesized in 1929 but was not available for purchase until about 2007. I’m curious to know if, besides the never ending need to find legal mind-altering substances, there is a reason  that these drugs emerged for sale at these times.

From product to product, the chemical compositions can vary widely, and products with the same name can contain different compounds. “Designer drugs” are created using substances that have yet to be made illegal. Because they are so new, little is known about the drugs and their long-term effects, making them more dangerous . As soon as one “designer drug” is outlawed, another compound emerges to take its place, perpetuating a vicious cycle of dangerous substances seeping into society. I wonder if there may be a smaller market for such risky legal highs if drugs were decriminalized, or even legalized.

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Iran-Contra Documentaries and Seymour Hersh 2007 Video: Iran-Contra Has Returned, U.S. Funds Al Qaeda

29 May

Here is another example showing that a ruling elite is not a secret.  Our government is NOT “our government” any longer.  Watch this, and then view the Iran-Contra documentaries below it.  If you don’t have time to watch them now, be sure to bookmark them and watch them later.  The information is vital to understanding the current situation in the world.

This is an older documentary but it’s really informative.  It discusses the Iran-Contra affair and the shadow government that has taken control.   It’s not sensational.  MUST-see.

 

This segment specifically discusses the shadow government, although it is a constant theme throughout the entire film.

 

This is a great documentary explaining the connections between Iran-Contra and the drug war, specifically the crack epidemic.  It also explains Afghanistan, opium, the war on terror, and the war on drugs.  It’s another MUST-see.

 

Sinking in yet?

  • Our government is not “our government” any longer.  It has been taken over by powerful, rich elites, primarily bankers and those in the business of war, who work outside the laws of the U.S. without any oversight.  In the Iran-Contra documentary, they refer to the group  as “The Enterprise.”
  • This government, or “The Enterprise”, has used terrorism to take away our freedom.
  • This government funds the terrorists they claim to protect us from.
  • This government does not care about me or you.  They care about keeping control of me and you.
  • A vast majority of “our” representatives are bought off and fearful of the elites.
  • The DHS’s new mission is to focus on the American people, not terrorists, as it was created to do.
  • All electronic communications are monitored, recorded, and stored.  This includes phone calls, text messages, instant messages, email, every website visited, Skype, any voice programs, e-wallets, and anything else I have forgotten or that has yet to be introduced or created.
  • This government overthrows democratic and non-democratic foreign governments, often by proxy, using “rebel forces” that are sometimes imported.
  • George W. Bush wasn’t a conservative; he was a puppet of the elite.
  • The destabilization and takeover of the middle east was planned in the 1970’s, with credit going to Henry Kissinger
  • The story lines you have been fed about terrorist attacks have morphed over the years.  Looking back on old news articles and T.V. news reports, it is very clear that we have been manipulated, that the narratives have changed to fit the agenda of the elites.
  1. We see this happening today with the CIA agent who stopped the new underwear bomber by giving a bomb to the would-be terrorist and then bravely (sarcasm)  taking it back.  The CIA agent has since turned into a double agent for Saudi Arabia, and the non-plot turned into a grand scheme to blow up an airliner.
  2. In Syria, the “U.S.” aka shadow government is funding the terrorists who murdered at least some of the 90 people killed in the Houla massacre.  The massacre is now blamed on the Syrian government, even though the Syrian people and Russia are accusing foreign countries, Syria naming the U.S., of funding imported terrorists.  Some of the people who were killed in the massacre were shot at close range, some in the head and face, suggesting they weren’t murdered by shelling from tanks, as the shadow government wants us to believe.
  • Environmentalism is used to take control of the people.  The Smart Grid, smart appliances and the intelligent transportation system will be the final nail in the coffin once fully implemented, monitoring every aspect of life, complete with rationing laws and remotely controlled water and electricity.
  • Things will not get better unless we come together, utilize our combined strength (which is our new ideas and the power of many voices shouting in unison), and make things better.  The ruling powers will not one day just return our freedom to us.
  • Nearly all media is controlled by six corporations and is highly censored.  See infographic below from frugaldad.com

We are not free.  It is time to start thinking of solutions for serious government reform.   Capitol Hill and the White House need to be swept clean and sterilized from top to bottom, in my 100% non-expert opinion.  There are a few representatives who seem worthy of keeping their positions, but the majority need to step down or be removed.  Laws need to be retracted, prisons need to be taken out of the private sector, petty arrests and imprisonment must stop, the police forces must be de-militarized, the military budget must be reduced, the DHS, TSA, NSA, and FEMA must be eliminated.  Of course, I am not knowledgeable enough to have any real ideas or strategies, and I honestly have no business speaking on a subject that I am so ignorant about, but my point is we need real change, not the kind peddled by Prez B.O.  To me this means no longer compromising integrity by working within the corrupt system, but wiping the current program from the hard drive of America and firing the programmers, essentially, we must have some form of revolution.  Perhaps there is a way to do this less dramatically, again, I do not have the expertise to voice any real ideas (but I’ll continue to do so anyway.)

Regardless of what kind of revolution, I believe a great change will be trying, stressful and bring certain negative consequences, but I have no idea to what degree we will suffer or sacrifice.  We may enter a period of destabilization, while highly undesirable, it seems it could be  a possible outcome of trying to establish a government “of the people, by the people, for the people,” a system that is more than an illusion of freedom.   However, I fear many will choose to be comfortably numb slaves over bleeding freedom fighters.  I do not think they’ll even be aware that they are not free.  And I fear they may indeed “love their servitude.”  Again, I don’t really know what I’m talking about so please don’t judge my rambling too harshly.

 

Edited May 30, 2012 at 7:11 am

Killer Cops to Stand Trial for Beating Death of Homeless Man. No More Peace Officers to “Protect and Serve” USA

12 May

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Edited July 11, 2012 to add: WARNING! I must confess, I was quite infuriated when I wrote the first 6 paragraphs,  so I apologize for the foul language and bombastic, crude personal opinions. At the time, I had been reading about this case for a few days and it was so horrific that I felt like screaming. It is truly a disturbing tragedy that should have never happened. Skip down six paragraphs if you find it offensive.

Kelly Thomas Tragedy Timeline -nbc.com

This first video is from last September, after Kelly Thomas, a schizophrenic homeless man, was killed in July 2011 abythe hands of six vicious cops, who we now know beat and tased him for over nine minutes straight as he screamed for his father, who happens to be a former police officer.  The tape of the brutal murder had yet to be released at the time of the video news report.

In the video you will see eyewitnesses, captured by a metro camera, describing what they had just seen.  One man seemed genuinely concerned, but no one did anything.  What can they do?  Well, legally, like actual law, not the globalist perversion of it, you CAN attempt to stop those sick cretins using as much force as necessary, but we haven’t had an administration that respects or follows The Constitution in quite a while, so even if you stopped the cops under 100% legitimate circumstances, you would probably still be labeled the criminal, sentenced to jail time, and probably tortured.  And even if you tried to stop them and failed because those shit-dwelling cowardly pustules of oozing bile beat you to death, you’d probably be posthumously found guilty, have your citizenship revoked, your existence erased from history, and all your possessions and family members confiscated by the Blue Shirts (The BSA) for the Fourth Reich.

I’ve decided not to imbed the new video because even when the video is not playing, a very graphic photo is displayed.  I do think it is important to at least have a quick peek at it, even if just for a fraction of a second.  We need to know the severity and inhumanity of this horrific attack  The video does not show the full 9 minutes minutes of brutality that was captured on a 33 minute long tape, but just a few moments is enough to make you vomit or scream or punch a wall, so this is a warning that it is disturbing footage.  I had to turn off the sound and turn my head a few times.

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