Hospitals ‘run out of drugs as stocks are sold abroad’ by at least 19 trusts | Mail Online

Misleading Headline Of The Week.

My reaction (stupidly, this is the Daily Mail after all) was “how on earth can NHS Trusts be allowed to sell their drugs overseas when they need them for their own patients??!!”

You have to read a few paragraphs into this tabloid tat before you learn that the people selling the drugs are the wholesalers and pharmacists, not the trusts. And they’re presumably entitled to sell wherever they can find a market.

Nothing to see here. Move along…

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18 U.S. veterans commit suicide daily; largely due to psychiatric drugs

the sad thought that occurs on reading this report of the suicide rate among US Veterans, and it’s link to the overprescribing of psychiatric drugs, is whether it is related to the horrendous story we had just 3 days ago, where a US Staff Sergeant went postal and killed 16 Afghan civilians in their own homes.

Scientists shocked to find antibiotics alleviate symptoms of schizophrenia – Science – News – The Independent

So… an antibiotic commonly used to treat acne turns out to be an effective treatment for psychosis. An interesting possibility emerges. Given that the one genuine risk faced by Cannabis consumers is the enhanced probability of psychosis, if they are
a) under the age of 25,
b) consume more than most and
c) have the genetic predisposition to such psychosis,

and given that the same age group are the chief sufferers of acne, it seems reasonable to suggest that we might be able kill both birds with this single stone…

Scientists shocked to find antibiotics alleviate symptoms of schizophrenia – Science – News – The Independent.

Jon Stewart Explains Ultrasound Law To GOP: ‘A TSA Pat-Down In Your Vagina’ | Mediaite

Damn! I mentioned the “Handmaids Tale” (read the comments on that review, written a few years ago) only a couple of days ago and this political crime is right in its crosshairs…

As the medics have pointed out there is no medical requirement or justification for this proposed vaginal penetration and it is clearly not going to involve the informed consent of most women, such an invasion very clearly qualifies as State Rape.

I think you could easily make a sound ethical argument for assassinating any politician who mandates any one of a number of extreme sociopathic policies. Cannibalism and genocide are obvious examples, Then there are a bunch of lesser but still significant evils that the Totalitarian mind can dream up, like, for example, a proposal to recriminalise homosexuality; or to make religion (or atheism) compulsory. State Rape is about on a par with those for ethical value.

My proposal is for a constitutional amendment which would impose a lifetime prohibition on participation in the political process for anyone making a serious attempt to enact such a policy as law.

Discuss!

Jon Stewart Explains Ultrasound Law To GOP: ‘A TSA Pat-Down In Your Vagina’ | Mediaite.

FadedFools – OG Kush Pictures » High Res Photo

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An Obama Call For Marijuana Legalization Would Cinch His Reelection | Politics & Media | SPLICETODAY.com

Nice try, but Would it? (win the election for Obama)

Either that or start a Civil War…

I genuinely don’t think the Authoritarians could bear to permit it. And they will do everything in their power, including the final implementation of a totalitarian regime to prevent it.

An Obama Call For Marijuana Legalization Would Cinch His Reelection | Politics & Media | SPLICETODAY.com.

Best Marijuana Argument Ever: Given By Superior Court Judge James P. Gray – YouTube

It’s rare that a video lives up to a title like the one they’ve given this, but, on this occasion, I have to agree. This is the most succint summary of the anti-prohibition argument I’ve ever heard. Now we need similar presentations on the medical case, the economics, the social benefits of alcohol mediation and reduction in consumption of the harder drugs, etc etc.

Then comes the awkward bit. Finding some way to get the people who need to listen to these arguments, to listen to these arguments.

Best Marijuana Argument Ever: Given By Superior Court Judge James P. Gray – YouTube.