Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Was The "Causeway Cannibal" High On New Form Of LSD?

This freaky-deaky story I spotted on the Drudge Report over the weekend and kind of ignored it.
I was mad at Drudge for once again linking to conspiracy nut Alex Jones and a story on the Bilderburgers.
I am sorry I did not take in the story more then as now it appears that the man dubbed the Causeway Cannibal may have been high on a new potent form of LSD known on the streets as "Bath Salts".
This seems to be a disturbing trend that has been under the radar for a time now.
In this story from the local Miami CBS 4 station, the head of the police union, Armando Aguilar said that this is not new and that there have been 3 or 4 similar cases recently.  Mr. Aguilar compared the high from "Bath Salts" similar to heavy-duty cocaine use. And if you read on in the link, all those cases involve people that end up using their jaws as weapons.
Strikes me as how dogs, especially trained police dogs, do the same thing.
Well, here is the worst part about "Bath Salts".
It is perfectly legal.
According to this link, it is legal because of the name, "Bath Salts". And it is packaged as such. And they are even smart enough to put on the label, "Not fit for human consumption".
Nothing truer ever written.
According to All Treatment, "Bath Salts" are actually a mixture of LSD, medical name lysergic acid diethylamide, and "Magic Mushrooms", also medically known as Psilocybin mushrooms.
And delivery of this mixture of LSD and Magic Mushrooms can be smoked, snorted or swallowed.
Just when there seems to not be enough out there to get any one high, some one cooks up a new and extremely dangerous way to get high.
And it has deadly consequences.
Now, I know that pro-drug legalizers will say that if drugs were legalized and the government were involved in the regulation  and taxing of drugs, this probably would not happen.
Hey, has anyone heard of Moonshine?
Well, if not, it is some damn strong stuff. It is whiskey that makes Wild Turkey seem like a shot of tap water in comparison.
"Good" 'shine comes in at 150 proof or 75% alcohol.
But it is what is used to make it that is dangerous.
And yes, it has been and is illegal.
And no, it did not start during prohibition, but gained a lot of popularity during that era.
And yet, not just in the United States but all over the world, different forms of 'shine are made.
Why is that? I mean alcohol is legal in the United States, right? Very regulated, right? And minors can not buy it, right?
Well, I will answer this way.
Yes, yes, and HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! Oh boy! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA!
Let me just write that your humble blogger was not immune to the Devil's urine and while in high school, was able to find any given place that sold to minors, under 21, no questions asked. It may have helped that by the time I was 17 years-old I had a full-growth beard. But when one place is caught, one can always find another.
The point of this is that legalizing drugs does not stop this weird kind of thing from happening. Because for some inexplicable reason, we humans are always looking for the next, great high.
Even if it means one strips nekid and starts eating another man's face off. Kind of a real life zombie, doncha think?
And synthetic, man-made drugs are the worst kind of drugs. Because it is made in such a way that the high is so, well a high, that one never wants to come down.
Kind of like a crystal meth fiend.
And if one thinks that meth is no big deal, go over the Portland Oregonian and this photo montage of meth fiends.
The fact of the matter is that this dangerous new drug, a synthetic one, is a danger and potential menace to us all.
And while I strongly believe in giving first time offenders a chance to get clean and be good for society, once one gets beyond a second offense on this stuff, "Bath Salts", then it hard time and some kind of rehab are a given. Third time, sorry, you are in for a looong time. And I would be willing to move out the very lowest-level of drug offenses to make room for these people.
We can not have cannibalism on the streets because of the power of a drug that is, well that bad.
There can be not other explanation for the Causeway Cannibal's behavior other than drugs.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

pretty stupid and completely ignorant article here. bath salts have absolutely NOTHING to do with LSD or psilocybin mushrooms. their chemical composition is more similar to the following:
(from Wikipedia)
Pharmacologically, bath salts usually contain a cathinone, typically methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), methylone or mephedrone; however, the chemical composition varies widely[4][11] and products labeled with the same name may also contain derivatives of pyrovalerone or pipradrol. In Europe the main synthetic cathinone is mephedrone, whereas in the US MDPV is more common.[4]

Very little is known about how bath salts interact with the brain and how they are metabolised by the body. Scientists are inclined to believe that bath salts have a powerful addictive potential and can increase users' tolerance.[12][5] They are similar to amphetamines in that they cause stimulant effects by increasing the concentration of monoamines such as dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine in synapses.[5][13] They are generally less able to cross the blood brain barrier than amphetamines due to the presence of a beta-keto group which increases the compound's polarity.[5]
not much credibility when you randomly make stuff up as opposed to taking two seconds to simply wikipedia something.
oh, and as far as hating on Alex Jones. that guy's uses nothing but FACTS (unlike you) to back up everything he says. you might want to consider taking a page out of his book.