Archive for October, 2013

DEA Concerned Flesh-Eating Drug Krokodil in US

By Jerry A. Kane

A number of reports from Illinois, Utah, and Arizona documenting the use of the flesh-eating drug Krokodil has forced the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to admit the Russian-born heroin substitute is in the country. A Special Agent-in-Charge of DEA’s Chicago Field Division said DEA is “very concerned” and is trying to track down the source of the drug.

Krokodil (crocodile) got the name because it turns the user’s skin green and scaly. The cannibal heroin is mixture of over-the-counter painkillers, paint thinner, acid, phosphorus, and in some cases, gasoline.

“I have friends in Russia and I have been following this for some time. I was extremely worried it would come over to the US and now it has.”—Dr .Abhin Singla, Addiction Medicine and Addiction Psychiatry specialist

Krokodil eats the flesh from inside out. Its continued use causes blood vessels to burst, leaving the user’s skin green and scaly. Eventually gangrene sets in; the flesh rots to the bone, and in some cases limbs have to be amputated.

“The sores are very different to anything else, they go right down to the bone. It is extremely graphic and worse than anything I’ve seen before. … The effects are the worst I have ever seen from any drug in … [16] years of practise. It takes hold and does damage so fast.”—Dr .Abhin Singla,

For most Krokodil addicts life expectancy is about a year; although, some have lived up to three years. Of the quarter of a million people addicted to the “cannibal heroin” in Russia, 30,000 of them die each year from the effects of the drug.

”We have been using this stuff for around a year and a half, that’s how long it has been in the country for. We thought it was just normal heroin, in fact it was actually better because it was cheap and it gave a really intense high, much, much stronger than normal dope. But it didn’t take long before we both started to get these horrible deep sores on our bodies…

They need to find where this stuff is coming from and stop it. If my story makes a few people think twice then maybe some good has come out of this situation. “— Amber Neitzel, drug addict

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see “EXCLUSIVE: The sisters who are the first proof that Russian flesh-eating ‘cannibal’ drug Krokodil IS in the U.S.” and “Horrific impact of deadly ‘cannibal heroin’ on Russian addicts whose desperation leads to use of drug which eats them alive.”

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Contestant Promotes Adoption to Win Miss Homecoming Title

By Jerry A. Kane

Molly Anne Dutton is Auburn University’s 100th Miss Homecoming. Dutton promoted adoption throughout her campaign. Her slogan was “Light Up Life.” Dutton said she wanted people to know that adoption can bring light into a dark situation.

Twenty-two years ago, her biological mother was living in California and became pregnant from a sexual assault. Her husband told her to get an abortion, or he’d get a divorce.

A Birmingham-based Christian adoption agency came to her aid, and the woman decided to have the girl and put her up for adoption rather than kill her. Twenty-two years later, Auburn’s student body made that girl their homecoming queen.

“Because that resource was made available to my mother, she decided to give birth to me. And here I am talking to you guys 22 years later.”— Molly Anne Dutton

Dutton’s adoption advocacy campaign took Auburn’s campus by storm, and catapulted her to the title.

“There is no cause more important for preserving … freedom than affirming the transcendent right to life of all human beings, the right without which no other rights have any meaning.”—Ronald Reagan,

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see “Auburn’s new homecoming queen has a ridiculously inspirational life story.”

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Winless Steelers Lose Even in Their Bye Week

By Jerry A. Kane

The hapless 0-4 Pittsburgh Steelers have done the unthinkable: they’ve managed to lose again, only this time it’s during their bye week. Steelers owner Dan Rooney has partnered with Barack Obama’s administration to push enrollment in Obamacare’s healthcare exchanges, whose launch last week was stymied amid glitches, snafus, and down-time errors.

“The partnership with the Steelers is part of HHS’s [Health and Human Services] ongoing campaign to team up with athletes, sports franchises and other celebrities to promote ‘Obamacare’ and urge the uninsured–particularly the young and healthy–to sign up for coverage.”

On Thursday, Rooney, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and retired Steelers players will meet in the Steelers house at Heinz Field for the “Affordable Care Act education and enrollment event.”

Obama decided to reach out to individual teams after repeated attempts to promote Obamacare through the NBA and NFL had failed. So far only the Baltimore Ravens and the winless Steelers have joined with Obama to push enrollment in the exchanges.

Even though Obamacare means fewer choices and higher premiums for health insurance starting in 2014, Rooney decided to hitch the Steelers bandwagon to this dead horse.

“Obamacare is going to make health care unaffordable to a shockingly large number of poor people — many of them single and childless. … The poor are the ones who will pay the highest price, in relation to their income, under Obamacare.”

If Dan Rooney possessed any honor or dignity, he would be ashamed of himself. It’s sad to think that the legacy of Steelers founder Art Rooney will be forever tainted by the unchecked ambition of his ingrate son.

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see “Pittsburgh Steelers to Help Obama Admin Promote Obamacare” and “Steelers, Dan Rooney partner with Obama administration on Affordable Care Act.”

UPDATE:  Pittsburgh Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius were at Heinz Field yesterday to tell people about Obamacare’s health insurance options and get them signed up for coverage on the Healthcare.gov website.

However, only about 100 people showed up for the event, and the kicker is the government-certified application counselors, who were there to sign up people for coverage, could not access the website to sign them up.

“It said, ‘Try again later.'”—LaKesha Lowry, event attendee

Now if only similar numbers would show up for the next Steelers home game, Dan Rooney just might get the message that he should separate his politics from his football team, not only for the sake of the National Football League, but also in the interest of professional sports overall.

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The barricades blocking the WWII Memorial were easily moved away earlier this week to allow an Honor Flight of World War II veterans access to the open-air memorial on the Mall. However, Barack Obama’s Office of Management and Budget has turned the screw and ordered National Park Service (NPS) employees to shore up the barricades and tie them together to prevent any more Honor Flight veterans from visiting the site.

The Honor Flight Network has scheduled tours for WWII Veterans to the Memorial throughout October. See the Honor Flight Network schedule at: http://www.honorflight.org/tou.

Most of the Honor Flight veterans are in their 80’s, and have been anxiously awaiting their opportunity to see the memorial dedicated to them and their fallen comrades. A lot of time, money, and preparation has gone into flying them to DC and touring the WWII Memorial.

For Obama’s administration to spend money and manpower to wire together barricades to keep these WWII veterans from seeing their memorial is a nothing short of a cruel, petty act of a “shameless, desperate bully.”

Matt Walsh’s “An open letter to President Obama” echoes my sentiments exactly:

Closing down parks, monuments and memorials just to score political points is hardly your most insidious deed, but it’s certainly one of your pettiest. That’s why it stands, ironically, as a monument of its own. If we ever build a statue of you, Mr. President, you won’t be triumphantly holding a flaming torch like Lady Liberty, or standing authoritatively with a look of determination, like the MLK memorial. No, it will be a statue of you pulling the wings off of a fly, or spitting in someone’s orange juice. It will show you in your essence, as monuments are meant to do. It will show you as a petulant, skulking, juvenile bully. It will you show you as you are.

I.M. Kane

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Black Man Punches Woman Clerk in the Face Over 41 Cents

By Jerry A. Kane

Son of Barack (SoB) Kendrick Ruth punched convenience store clerk Yadira Lara in the face at the Chevron gas station on Del Almo Boulevard in Lakewood, California, because she refused to accept $1 for a $1.41 cigar.

“He just said ‘Well f*** this is all I have.’—Yadira Lara, convenience store clerk

Lara refused to give the SoB the cigar for a buck, so he threatened her. When she put the cigar underneath the counter, he punched her in the face and ran away. Lara now has permanent damage in her eye from the SoB’s sucker punch.

I just blacked out for a while, just looking for my glasses. ‘I just wish I just could’ve given it to him and none of this would have happened.”—Yadira Lara

Ruth was arrested Wednesday at a Long Beach motel and charged with robbery and assault. His bail has been set at $100,000, and he is scheduled to be arraigned Friday.

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see “Man who was caught on camera brutally punching a female gas station clerk square in the face in a dispute over just 41 cents is arrested.”

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Obama Orders War Memorials Closed During Government Shutdown

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OBM) ordered the closing of several DC open-air/war memorials including the Lincoln Memorial (pictured) and the WWII Memorial. OMB is part of the executive branch and reports directly to Barack Obama.

Some Park Service employees, who were scheduled to be furloughed during the government shutdown, were given special exceptions just to barricade and police the District’s more popular open-air memorials.

The Clinton administration did not close the open-air/war memorials during the 1995/1996 government shutdowns. In fact, Obama’s decision to barricade and police the Lincoln Memorial during the government shutdown is the first time visitors have been denied access to the memorial during a shutdown.

Open-air/war memorials are open to visitors 24 hours a day, seven days a week regardless of whether or not park service employees are on-site.

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