Clubbers warned of risk of overdosing on super-strong ecstasy as seized drugs show big rise in purity

Tests carried out on drugs which were seized this summer show the purity of ecstasy is at its highest level for ten years (stock image) Tests over the summer show purity of ecstasy is at its highest for ten years In one batch, amount of MDMA was two-and-a-half times the standard dose Deaths caused by the party drug have risen from eight in 2010 to 43 in 2013 Manchester club Warehouse Project is warning revellers about high purity By Steph Cockroft for MailOnline Clubbers are being warned of the risk of overdosing on ‘super strength’ ecstasy, as tests reveal the … Continue reading Clubbers warned of risk of overdosing on super-strong ecstasy as seized drugs show big rise in purity

Choices

by kate of gaia The path we walk is a narrow one. The roads around it are wide and colourfully distracting. You will find most of the people out there on those roads and very few that can manage the narrows. Scylla and Charybdis, the devil and the deep blue sea will be on each side of you in the age old, damned if you do, damned if you don’t dichotomy. It takes a steady helmsman to steer any ship through these treacherous waters and few survive the journey. The temptations will be vast, varied and many to distract you … Continue reading Choices

‘I am an unperson’: ‘Racist’ DNA discoverer forced to sell Nobel Prize medal

From: rt.com The geneticist James Watson, who has been ostracized since public comments about black African IQ in 2007, is to auction off his 1962 prize for discovering the structure of DNA. It is expected to fetch in excess of $3 million. “Because I was an ‘unperson’ I was fired from the boards of companies, so I have no income, apart from my academic income,” said the scientist of the aftermath of the incident seven years ago, which forced him to retire from the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, where he had worked for four decades. “No one really wants to … Continue reading ‘I am an unperson’: ‘Racist’ DNA discoverer forced to sell Nobel Prize medal

White People: Bet You Don’t Have Any Black Friends

By majestic If you’re white and in America, this would be a fairly safe bet, with Wonkblog reporting that 3/4 of white people don’t have any non-white friends: “All my black friends have a bunch of white friends. And all my white friends have one black friend.” That’s the memorable punchline of a Chris Rock bit from 2009 on interracial friendships. And according to some recent number-crunching by Robert Jones of the Public Religion Research Institute, there’s a good deal of truth to that statement. Let’s consider the average white American and the average black American, and let’s say, for … Continue reading White People: Bet You Don’t Have Any Black Friends

Report: 21 US Cities Restrict Sharing Food with Homeless People

Franco Folini (CC BY-SA 2.0) By Good German Happy goddamned holidays. Deepashri Varadharajan writes at Al Jazeera America: In the United States, 21 cities have restricted sharing food with homeless people through legislation or community pressure since January 2013, and about 10 other cities are in the process of doing so, the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) said in a report released Monday. “One of the most narrow-minded ideas when it comes to homelessness and food-sharing is that sharing food with people in need enables them to remain homeless,” the report said. The report was released a day before … Continue reading Report: 21 US Cities Restrict Sharing Food with Homeless People