Posted: October 21st, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Australia, Hard Pill to Swallow, News, Socially Engineered, Standout | Tags: australia, Australian Law, Crime, Health, Health News, Medicinal Cannabis, Medicinal Marijuana | Comments Off on CHRONIC! Australia to Legalise Cannabis
Australia’s Government has announced it will legalise the growing of cannabis for medicinal purposes.
Health Minister Sussan Ley says the Government wants to give people suffering from debilitating illnesses access to all of the most effective medical treatments, including medical cannabis.
The minister said she had been moved by stories of people who get relief from the currently restricted drug, sometimes legally imported but not always. However, Ms Ley said the legalisation was only about medicinal cannabis, not recreational use.
“This is not a debate about legalisation of cannabis. This is not about illicit drugs. This is not a product you smoke. This has nothing to do with that,” Ms Ley said. “Most commonly the product is an oil or a tincture that you put on your skin.”
A progressive government in Victoria looks to have that state as the nation’s first onboard, the state Government plans to embark on a cannabis cultivation trial, based on the recommendations of a report by the Victorian Law Reform Commission :: Read the full article »»»»
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: March 8th, 2015 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: CRIME!, News | Tags: Arab Awakening, Arab Spring, Crime, Foreign Fighters Bill, IS, ISIS, Middle East, Syria | Comments Off on Two Australian Teenage Brothers Stopped at Sydney Airport en-route to ISIS Middle East Conflict Zone
The Australian Government is crowing the work of Customs and Border Protection officers who intercepted two Sydney teenage brothers, believed to be travelling to conflict zones in the Middle East.
The 16 and 17-year-olds came to the attention of Customs officers at Sydney Airport on Friday. The pair had return tickets to an undisclosed destination in the Middle East and a search of their luggage raised further suspicions of their intent.
Customs officers determined that they were intending to travel without the knowledge of their parents. The brothers were later allowed to leave the airport with their parents and were issued court attendance notices :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: February 11th, 2015 | Author: Miya Keji | Filed under: CRIME!, Crimes Against Children, Crimes Against Women, News | Tags: Crime Against Women | Comments Off on UPDATED! Child Bride, 12, Miscarried After ‘Marrying’ 27-year-old Man
A 12-year-old girl married in an Islamic ceremony to a 27-year-old man in New South Wales miscarried after becoming pregnant, court documents have revealed. A police statement of facts was tendered to the NSW District Court during the sentence hearing of the 27-year-old man.
The man has pleaded guilty to a charge of the persistent sexual abuse of a child after he told police he married the girl in an Islamic ceremony in the Hunter Valley last year. The man, who can not be named, faces a maximum 25-year sentence for the offence
UPDATE! In the NSW District Court Judge Deborah Sweeney gave the man, who cannot be named, a maximum sentence of 10 years with a non-parole period of seven and a half years. He will be eligible for parole in August 2021. He faced a possible 25-year sentence for the offence :: Read the full article »»»»