Tag Archive: heroin


Scientists Seeking War On Fat Inadvertently Diminish Drug Dangers

 

 

 

 

“Research Shows Oreos Are Just As Addictive As Drugs,” says the headline above a recent Connecticut College press release. “…in Lab Rats,” it adds, and I’ll get to that part later. But first note that the study’s findings could just as truthfully be summarized this way: “Drugs Are No More Addictive Than Oreos.” The specific drugs included in the study were cocaine and morphine, which is what heroin becomes immediately after injection.

  So the headline also could have been: “Research Shows That Heroin and Cocaine Are No More Addictive Than Oreos.” Putting it that way would have raised some interesting questions about the purportedly irresistible power of these drugs, which supposedly justifies using force to stop people from consuming them. But the researchers are not interested in casting doubt on the empirical basis for the War on Drugs; instead they are trying to build an empirical basis for the War on Fat:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drug Traffickers Hacked Shipping Systems To Track Large Drug Shipments

 

 

” A group of international cyber investigators from Dutch and Belgian have found massive computer hacking attacks on shipping companies in Belgium’s city of Antwerp conducted by a well organised drug smuggling gang.

During the crack down in May 2013, more then 250 kilograms of containers were seized, containers of bananas filled with 114 kilograms of cocaine were found at the end of  April 2013 in a cargo of wood from Chile which was landed in the Dutch port of Rotterdam.

Police arrested two Belgian IT specialist during the raids along with weapons and cash.”