Does anyone remember Thorazine? It was an antipsychotic given to mentally ill people, often in institutions, that was so sedating, it gave rise to the term “Thorazine shuffle.” Ads for Thorazine in medical journals, before drugs were advertised directly to patients, showed Aunt Hattie in a hospital gown, zoned out but causing no trouble to herself or anyone else.
Things are about to get real in Ferguson, Missouri, regardless of the decision of the Grand Jury in the Michael Brown case. So real, in fact, that the governor of Missouri has already declared a State of Emergency and called in the National Guard. So real, in fact, that at least some of the local cops believe citizens need to arm themselves, because they know they won’t be able to protect them from the chaos that is sure to ensue.
Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least three visiting NFL teams’ medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players’ claims that teams mishandled prescription drugs. There were no arrests, Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman Rusty Payne said Sunday. The San Francisco 49ers’ staff was checked at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, after they played the New York Giants.
It’s hard not to get dispirited when you look at how far downhill this great country has gone. We are seeing not just the unraveling of societal fabric, but the very shredding of it, much like a flag in a hurricane. The family unit is no longer, the God given institution of marriage has been redefined by godless judges, removing the very necessary cornerstone of a civil society.
A while back, I wrote an article called “30 Signs That You’re One of Those Crazy Preppers.” Lots of readers got into the spirit of things, since it was pretty darned relatable. We all know these are actually signs of sanity, but we’re used to being misunderstood by the unprepared and sometimes it’s fun to have a good laugh about their misconceptions of what we actually do.
The pregnant panhandler was not an unfamiliar sight to Melissa Smith. She had seen the woman, along with a young boy who may be her son, holding a “please help” sign outside a San Diego-area shopping center every weekend for two months, KGTV-TV reported. A man who may be her husband or boyfriend also would join them, Smith said.
The spotlight again will be trained on the alleged sexual abuse of minors by powerful Hollywood players when Amy Berg’s disturbing new documentary, An Open Secret, debuts at the DOC NYC film festival in New York on Nov. 14. The subject was forced out of the shadows earlier this year when Michael Egan III filed lawsuits against X-Men director Bryan Singer, veteran TV executive Garth Ancier, former Disney exec David Neuman and producer Gary Goddard; all four denied the allegations, and by August, Egan had dropped the suits after prior inconsistent statements emerged (he also was scolded by a judge for lying in court).
Those of us who are proponents of whole foods and scratch cooking have known it all along, but a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine confirms it. Time spent in the kitchen equals a better diet. 1319 participants in the Seattle Obesity Study answered questions about the amount of time they spend preparing food for their families each day, including prepping, cooking, and cleaning up.
The winter pros in Minneapolis often make it until a few days before Christmas before the first 4-inch snowfall of the season. This year, they could get triple that by Monday night alone, as an icy blast dipping out of Canada brings an early load of snow across the upper Midwest. Along for the ride:
The homes of many rich, famous people have a secret hidden within them. Somewhere, in the depths of the home, is a secure room to which the residents can retreat in the event of a home invasion or violent intruder. A safe room was carved into the original house plan, and many of these are state of the art.