Archive | March 27, 2019

THE SPHINX—-OUR THIRTEENTH ANNUAL DRUG ISSUE

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You have to remember Chicago is Obama’s hometown.  This is the rich and famous justice system.

https://www.redstate.com/bonchie/2019/03/26/unbelievable-details-jussie-smollett-charges-dropped-will-infuriate/

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2019/03/26/prosecutor-we-dropped-smolletts-charges-we-didnt-exonerate-him-n2543774

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The Editor:  Is this like The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, LL ?

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-opioids-litigation/oxycontin-maker-purdue-reaches-270-million-settlement-in-oklahoma-opioid-case-source-idUSKCN1R70CH

Dope Cat:  It sure is.  A  lot of this is a refresher,  which our new readers can use.  The first link is about  how drugs are scheduled or classified.

http://www.rsdhope.org/schedule-or-classes-of-drugs.html

Marijuana is a schedule one drug.  It is and has been classified like this for political reasons.  It should be a schedule five.  It is probably the least harmful drug in America.  Even Koala Bears smoke it.

http://www.myrtlebeachwebdesign.com/koala-lizard.html

Here are two other links to drug articles.

https://www.addictioncenter.com/drugs/drug-classifications/

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/308156.php

TE:  Does The Sphinx approve of these drugs, DC ?

The only opinion we have is that all drugs should be legal and taxed, with 10 per-cent of the taxes going to rehab facilities or morgues.  Either that or continue to kill  sixty-three  ( 63 ) thousand   people a year in overdoses and needless jail time.  That’s more in one year that all of Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan combined.

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2018/p0329-drug-overdose-deaths.html

Astronomy Picture of the Day

NGC 1333: Stellar Nursery in Perseus
Image Credit & Copyright: Steve Milne, Barry WilsonProcessing: Steve Milne

Explanation: NGC 1333 is seen in visible light as a reflection nebula, dominated by bluish hues characteristic of starlight reflected by interstellar dust. A mere 1,000 light-years distant toward the heroic constellation Perseus, it lies at the edge of a large, star-forming molecular cloud. This striking close-up spans about two full moons on the sky or just over 15 light-years at the estimated distance of NGC 1333. It shows details of the dusty region along with telltale hints of contrasty red emission from Herbig-Haro objects, jets and shocked glowing gas emanating from recently formed stars. In fact, NGC 1333 contains hundreds of stars less than a million years old, most still hidden from optical telescopes by the pervasive stardust. The chaotic environment may be similar to one in which our own Sun formed over 4.5 billion years ago.

Tomorrow’s picture: Gaia stars