Posted: May 27th, 2015 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: China, CRIME!, News | Tags: Breaking Bad, China Crime, Chinese Methamphetamine, Crime, crystal meth, drugs, Methamphetamine, Walter White | Comments Off on Chemistry Professor Arrested for Selling Drug Recipe in China
A former chemistry professor has been arrested by Chinese police on suspicion of selling a drug recipe to a gang which cooked up synthetic narcotics, state media reports.
The 50-year-old former academic surnamed Lu had “a set of recipes for producing methcathinone”, a drug similar to methamphetamine, which he provided to dealers.
Amphetamine labs are growing at an alarming rate, a Chinese police raid on the house of two methcathinone dealers in 2011 uncovered a pile of 80 million yuan, $AU13 million, in cash.
In Australia Amphetamine arrests have nearly double in past five years, according to Crime Commission’s Illicit Drug Data Report. Trade workers and those in the hospitality industry are among the biggest users of the drug according to an analysis of national drug data.
Lu “worked as a professor of chemistry at a university” in Xian, the capital of the northern province of Shaanxi, before teaming up with a drug manufacturer surnamed Chen in 2013 :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 6th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Favorite New Thought . . ., From The Web, News | Tags: DPRK, Fidel Castro, Kim Jong Un, North Korea, Stephanie Seymour | Comments Off on Kim Jong-un Executes 15 Top North Korean Officials
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered the execution of 15 senior officials this year as punishment for challenging his authority, South Korea’s spy agency has told a closed-door parliament meeting.
A vice minister for forestry was one of the officials executed for complaining about a state policy, a member of parliament’s intelligence committee, Shin Kyung-min, quoted an unnamed National Intelligence Service official as saying.
“Excuses or reasoning doesn’t work for Kim Jong-un, and his style of rule is to push through everything, and if there’s any objection, he takes that as a challenge to authority and comes back with execution as a showcase,” Mr Shin said.
“In the four months this year, 15 senior officials are said to have been executed,” Mr Shin cited the intelligence official as saying, according to his office :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 5th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: News | Tags: Animal Cruelty, Animal Experiment, animal rights, New York State Supreme Court, Non-Human Rights Project, Steve Wise | Comments Off on Animal Activist Partitions Court For Chimp Rights
An American lawyer and animal activist who is calling for primates to be recognised as people in the eyes of the law has had a breakthrough, with a New York judge agreeing to hear the case of two chimps he is representing.
The case has brought into question whether chimpanzees should be viewed as a person in the eyes of the law.
At the centre of the case are Leo and Hercules, two chimpanzees being used for biomedical experimentation at Stony Brook University in New York.
Representing them are Steve Wise, the president of the Non-Human Rights Project, an initiative working to achieve equal rights for species other than humans.
Mr Wise is arguing that Leo and Hercules are being “unlawfully detained” :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 21st, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Favorite New Thought . . ., From The Web, Grilled Auto News | Tags: BBC TV, Grilled Auto News, Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear | Comments Off on Clarkson Confident He’ll Star in ‘Another Car Show’
The now former Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson says he would work on another motoring program after being dropped by the BBC for hitting a producer. He revealed his pain at leaving Top Gear, a hugely successful show which draws more than 250 million viewers around the world, but said he would “pick up the pieces and start again” :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 6th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Socially Engineered, Standout | Tags: australia, community-and-society, federal-government, government-and-politics, pension, welfare | Comments Off on Australian Government Considers Large Scale Roll-back of Pension Access
In its hunt for savings, the Australian Government is “seriously considering” a proposal to tighten the assets test for retirees, shaving hundred of millions off the ballooning cost of the pension system.
At the moment, retired couples who own their home, and with other assets up to $1.1 million still qualify for a part pension, a position many consider untenable. The Social Services Minister Scott Morrison has strongly indicated he will look at scaling back access to the pension for wealthy Australians as an alternative to the Government’s current plan to change the rate of indexation.
In the backflip – the government pledged, via last years budget, to decouple pension rises from the ‘average (male) earnings’, instead linking them to the rate of inflation, saving the government almost $450 million a year – cutting into pension payments by as much as $80 a week – might get the boot?
Social Services Minister Scott Morrison said last week that he wanted “modest, incremental change” to the pension system, though he is still standing by last year’s budget measure and an attempt to raise the pension age to 70 – which has also stalled in the Senate :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 11th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Favorite New Thought . . ., From The Web | Tags: BBC TV, Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear | Comments Off on Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear Presenter Booted by BBC
Outspoken British presenter of the Top Gear motoring show, Jeremy Clarkson, has been suspended by the BBC after he was involved in a “fracas” with a producer.
Clarkson, who has generated both controversy and profits for Britain’s publicly funded broadcaster, was already on a final warning over accusations last year that he had used racist language while filming the show :: Read the full article »»»»