37 Burst results for "Heroin"
A highlight from 117: Part 2: Charles Lutz Takes on Unpopular Causes from Vietnam to DEA to TSA
"Did you ever get any chatter that he was still alive, you know, anywhere? Well we, we, we looked for him. I had information he was actually a fled to Irania Perthet, which is a town on the Cambodian border in Thailand. And so I actually wanted investigative assistance and I went up there and spent a couple of days at a picture of Sukhri and checked out all the bars and massage parlors and whatever, see if we could find him. And, and we never did. But the other case I was going to mention, I think you might find interesting, is while I was doing this undercover thing with Sukhri, the agent who was handling the Herman Jackson, Ike Atkinson case in Bangkok, which is a group of, of retired military NCA, NCOs that were, had been smuggling heroin back to the States. That agent was transferred back to the States. And then in those days, every case had to have an agent assigned to it, if only to write status reports. So my boss, Paul Brown, dumped this Atkinson case on me and I thought, oh man, what, I got enough to do. But it actually turned out to be a blessing because I, I, I guess after a few days, got a call from San Francisco from an agent, Lionel Stewart, and there had been a couple of, of guys in, arrested in Japan, military, US Army guys, and they, one of them flipped and identified his source of supply as the bartender at a bar owned in Bangkok by this Herman Jackson. So I thought, wow, you know, maybe, maybe we can make something in this case after all. Long story short, Lionel came over and we made, he actually made an undercover purchase of heroin from the source of supply. We, we got him to San Francisco where he was arrested and he ended up, I mean, it's a long story, but we ended up being able to, with some of the evidence we got through that case, we were able to prosecute Atkinson in North Carolina. You gotta, you gotta understand, Morgan, this guy's talking about Lionel Stewart. So when I get to Miami and Charles here is the ASAC, we had two associate SACs and one of them was Lionel Stewart. This guy was a shuckin' and jivin' character. I mean, he was hilarious, black gentleman, would not cut anybody's slack. He, you know, he called a spade a spade and he did it to your face, he did it behind your back, but he was hilarious. I mean, he would just entertain. You could see how the guy could work undercover. I mean, he could sell ice to an Eskimo, you know, that kind of attitude. Yeah. Well, in my book, I call him the professor of undercover science. There you go. That's a good title.
Fresh "Heroin" from WBBM Newsradio
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Karine Jean-Pierre Plays Blame Game Over 10,000 Illegals Crossing
"This administration has done so since May 12th and so we've president taken has action secured the he also secured record funding and that let's not forget this record funding that the president fought for over the last year or so was was opposed by the House Republicans this is something that they opposed and didn't want to see and so what it allowed us to do is actually hire about 25 ,000 more bring on CBP agents and really do something that was historic that we hadn't seen and so a broken system it's been broken for the past couple of decades the last administration certainly gutted the immigration system for four years that's what they did you had speaker McCarthy and the Republicans in Congress who continuously continuously take step to time what is currently happening trying to undermine getting border security we saw that this week we saw with that the with the CR where they put forth another piece of legislation to cut to cut to propose continuing to cut cut some important resources that's needed whether it's CBP 800 fewer CBP is what they wanted to do 50 ,000 pounds of cocaine that's what it would that's what it would hurt right in in in tried to prevent that from coming in we think about more than 300 pounds of fentanyl we think about more than 700 pounds of heroin more than 6 ,000 pounds of methamphetamine to enter the country that's what they were trying to prevent from the work that we're trying to do prevent from coming into the country let me just stop there does anybody believe this crap because I like don't that the border is total border and I truly believe that this is why Joe Biden right now is in a deficit the way that he is in a deficit I truly believe that
Fresh update on "heroin" discussed on Inside Out with Tami Michaels
"Former gymnast still giving her all, even though an accident took away her ability to walk. We begin with a development that's raising eyebrows across the country. After all, there's not a single community untouched by the fentanyl crisis as law enforcement and other agencies scramble to deal with so many overdoses. The University of Montana has received $33 million to develop a new tool, not an end all be all, but something that could help. Dr. Jay Evans is leading a team that's working on something known as a fentanyl scene. He tells KHQ -TV... We really see it as really one more treatment or tool in the toolbox that physicians have for helping people that are addicted to fentanyl or heroin in this case. Someone who comes into a physician or rehab center who wants to quit, is addicted, is struggling with addiction and they go on some sort of assisted treatment to help them quit. They can also get the vaccine and the chance of relapse after someone gone through rehab is like 80 or 90 percent because the addiction is so strong. So in when this case they go back to reuse, they reuse fentanyl. When that fentanyl gets in the it's bound by an antibody that's generated from the vaccine, prevents it from crossing the blood -brain barrier and they get no effect from the drug. So it helps them quit and prevents them from overdosing. Dr. Evans you're this calling a vaccine which is generally something used to prevent infection. Could this be used as a preventive tool? It definitely could be used as a preventative tool although that the case for that is more difficult because fentanyl is also used as a pain relief medicine for people who are undergoing surgery or have chronic pain. And for those people who have received the vaccine for a period of time will no longer be able to use fentanyl for pain relief. So there's going to have to be a risk benefit ratio of accidental exposure versus the risk of not being able to use fentanyl or like any vaccine all vaccines carry risk. So there has to be a significant enough benefit to that person. They have to have a high enough likelihood of having an accidental exposure to warn giving that person the vaccine. So it's probably not a vaccine that's going to be widely administered to people as preventative unless you're in an occupation or within a group people of that have a much higher risk of accidental things. You've been working on this for a while where are you testing goes? So we have finished all of the necessary preclinical studies to support an application to the FDA for an IND to move to phase one clinical trials. So right now we're just finishing up all of our drug manufacturing to the standards required by the FDA and the toxicology studies that are need to be that done final on drug product to submit to the FDA so we can start phase one clinical early 2024. So in the scheme of things were close? Yeah. So all of the studies in animals demonstrating efficacy supporting data needed for that application have been done. Now we're just finalizing some of the toxicology studies and manufacturing to support using it. Dr. Evans, can you map out a timeline for us? So I would expect a vaccine like this might reach the market in between four to seven years from now. If everything goes as planned, money isn't a hurdle because we're able to generate additional funding from federal sources or from private companies to fund the phase two and phase three clinical trials. I expect it will be four seven to years before product can actually hit the market. Again, it depends on the progress of those clinical trials or any hiccups that are seen along the way or if the fentanyl issue across the and U across the world continues to worsen. You could also see some of the regulatory red tape maybe moved out of the way like what happened with COVID to accelerate the process. Dr. Jay Evans at the University of Montana. He and his team are testing what they call a fentanyl vaccine. Switching gears Many times it's difficult to understand the struggles of someone else unless you take the time to walk in their shoes.
A highlight from Jenna Ellis
"Folks, welcome to The Eric Mataxas Show, sponsored by Legacy Precious Metals. There's never been a better time to invest in precious metals. Visit LegacyPMInvestments .com. That's LegacyPMInvestments .com. Welcome to The Eric Mataxas Show. Do you like your gravy thick and rich and loaded with creamy mushrooms? If no one was looking, would you chug the whole gravy boat? Chug, chug, chug, chug. Stay tuned. Here comes Mr. Chug -A -Lug himself, Eric Mataxas. Hey there, folks, welcome to the program. Today is Tuesday, August 8th. We have, as my guests today, two friends, Jenna Ellis and John Zmiraq. We'll talk to Jenna Ellis first. We'll talk to John Zmiraq second. And I want to say to that, you know, when I have a guest on this program, it doesn't mean that I agree with them on everything except for John Zmiraq. No, actually, it's interesting because John Zmiraq, just last week, we were talking to John Zmiraq's very dear friend, Jason Jones, who has a different take on what our approach should be to Ukraine. And on this program, we want to offer a number of points of view. We don't claim to have monopoly on the truth. We're just trying to get at the truth because we believe there is such a thing as truth. Jenna Ellis, for example, has come out for DeSantis. We won't be discussing that on the program. I disagree with her on that. I think Trump is the guy, but I like to have people on the program that don't agree with me on everything. You know why? Because it's impossible to get people as guests who agree with me on everything. And I'm just fine with that. I want to be friends with a wide variety of people. And that's that's just a joy. Really? Yeah, absolutely. In New York, there's a thing with pizza. You got people talking about pizza. Everyone's going to argue like where to go for the best slice, the best pie. And there are, you know, I will not compromise on that, my friend. That is something I will not compromise. I'm saying is there there are some really good alternative opinions on these things, but, you know, but not on that issue. Well, not on that issue. And I don't ever want to guest on this program who disagrees with me on where the best pizza is. I don't know where it is, but whatever I think that is law when it comes to pizza. OK, Chris, I got to I got to tell you something. I wanted you to come on to talk to me about we're raising money before we get to Jenna Ellis, before we get to John's Mirack. We're doing a fundraiser for Food for the Poor. Ladies and gentlemen, we need your help. We have a goal of forty thousand dollars. OK. We're over a week into this now. We've raised about three thousand four hundred and something dollars. I need everybody to step up. OK. I want to I want to be clear of why we're raising this money. First of all, everybody has to give something to something. OK. We know that God wants us to give though to people and organizations that are good stewards. Right. You know, you don't want to give money to the guy in the corner who's going to use it for heroin. No, you don't. We have to be good stewards of where we give our money. We have to understand where our money is going, or at least we have to do our best. So the reason we ally ourselves with Food for the Poor and do a campaign with them every summer is because we know they get it done. They stretch your dollar very, very far. And they're doing something we believe in. They're openly Christian and they are helping people in the Caribbean, in Latin America who are in countries, parts of the world that are typically impoverished, struggling, but also that every year have to deal with what we call hurricane season. And we are on the verge of hurricane season. And the experts have said this one will be worse than normal. And so there are tons of people who are living difficult lives who are going to have a much harder time when these hurricanes hit. It's a disruption of food supplies. Clean water will become scarce. Houses will be destroyed. This is going to happen, right? I mean, they're already dealing with difficulties, but we know Food for the Poor says we know that this is going to happen. We don't know exactly where, but we want to be ready. That's why we're doing the campaign with your listeners, Eric, in August. So, folks, we need you to step up. The 17 countries that Food for the Poor serves in the Caribbean and Latin America are headed into danger from hurricanes. And we need to be prepared right now. So we want to ask you to go to Metaxas Talk dot com and make a donation as these communities recover from what is about to happen. Permanent housing solutions are a vital part of rebuilding their lives. So now one of the folks who has personally seen this on the ground, who's seen the great work of Food for the Poor is Dallas broadcaster John Hudson, we've got a clip from John who can fill us in. Let's play that clip. It's not us over here and them over there, but it's all of us collectively. For a moment, we get to live life together. And the cool thing is I saw Food for the Poor and what they did, where our money goes. And it was a beautiful thing that impacted my life in such a great way that I can't wait to go back because I believe in what Food for the Poor does. I've seen it with my own eyes. And it really is a part of my heart and a part of my life now. Well, ladies and gentlemen, you can be a part of this. And I always say this. It doesn't matter what you give. Everybody is different. Some people, you know, and even how you give, I was checking. It says that we've had a number of people call on the phone. So if you want to call, the number is eight, four, four, eight, six, three. Hope eight, four, four, eight, six, three hope. We've had almost twice as many people text. If you prefer to text, you text the word Eric. That happens to be my first name coincidence. You text Eric to nine one nine nine nine nine one nine nine nine. Something will pop up and you can give there and you can give a few dollars. You can give whatever you want to give or if you want to pick up the phone. Some people do that eight, four, four, eight, six, three. I mentioned that eight, four, four, eight, six, three. Hope most people give via the Web. You have to go to Metaxas talk dot com. I think you can spell Metaxas talk dot com. But we really need everyone to participate. And Eric, I was just going to say we actually just got an email today and someone wants to give by check, which is OK. Now, if you if you if you want to give a large amount, you want to give by check. Email us, folks. We need everybody's help. Now, there are people I know who can give ten thousand dollars or more. Anybody who can do that, this is tax deductible. I always throw this out there that I will give you an evening of my time. You know, you pick the restaurant, you pay the bill for the food, but you can invite who you want. It can just you and me or you and your your wife or you and your husband or you and your kids, or you can get a room of, you know, 20 people, whatever you want to do. The point is, I throw this out there. My time is increasingly valuable. I don't have a lot of time, but it's something I want to do to help food for the poor. So I put this out there. If it can encourage you to give ten thousand dollars or more. I'm happy to do that. We'll work it out whether you're in New York or I am in your neck of the woods. I travel all across the country, but a number of people have done this over the years and I've made some wonderful friends. It's just amazing. Some people who are very wealthy, some people who are not, but who give very sacrificially who want to do this. So I just want to throw that out there. Speaking of which, forty nine hundred dollars is the is the number to build a new house. There are going to be going to be people in this hurricane season. They're going to need a new home. Food for the poor steps up. And for what is very little money, forty nine hundred dollars builds a new home for these people. A hundred dollars gives them an emergency kit that includes tarps, the first aid kits.
A highlight from Episode 117 - July 30th, 2023 - 2x Unpopular Opinions
"Vegeta got a millionaire wife. He got a cooler son. I don't know why he cares though. Like for real. It's that pride, man. It's effort with him. That's what it is. Nah, it's that McDonald's hairline, bro. He can't let it go. That McDonald's hairline, if he heard his pride. Your wife is a genius who could make you a whole island through a capsule. Bro, his wife is a genius who discovered time travel. True, man. Several times. Alright, alright, alright. But Chi -Chi's a nice, you know, at home wife, you know? You know, Chi -Chi's not here beating - Think about it. He's still privileged to freeze a woman's planet. Ain't going to get beat up by Chi -Chi. Who can keep Ch - Who can keep Goku on the side of Chi -Chi? Who can? Bulma cannot keep - Anyways, moving on. Nerds! Man, who actually raised their kid? Goku or Vegeta? Vegeta. He dead, he dead, he dead. We all know that Piccolo's the best father in the group. Facts. Andy's black, which makes it even better. So, MasterCard is set to ban usage on cannabis purchases. MasterCard sent a cease and desist letter to the US banks and financial institutions over dispensary transactions on its debit cards. The reason being because marijuana is federally illegal and since it's illegal to purchase, aren't allowed on their systems. We can still buy OnlyFans stuff, but we can't buy marijuana. Ain't that about a chocolate chip cookie? That make sense to you at all? Even financial institutions that offer payment services to cannabis purchases and connect them, based on how you're scrolling, you would. And connect them to MasterCard to terminate activity. Yeah, cartoons. Yeah, whatever it is. Or just a picky doll we see. Yeah, exactly. Or just a picky doll. We know what you're doing right now. Yeah, we know. We saw you. The character. MPC We know what it is. 37 states currently allow medical marijuana. 21 states allow for recreational usage, while on the federal level, marijuana is illegal. Listen, I'm telling you, you're gonna have to BS and start making it legal. The federal, federally legal. Please, just make it happen. I'm gonna talk about this coming soon. It has to happen. Until dispensaries some use cash only business and debit cards with the pin to get by. The problem is that it's this, so here's the thing though. I'm gonna get to that too. Go ahead. No, go ahead. Here's the thing. As you know, since it's not federally legal, these DEAs could rub to anybody's shop and run their pockets. Yep. Call it because you say you're a money loner. Because you can't drop the profits that you have from the day you take into a bank because it won't be FDI to be insured because it's considered drug money. So you have to go to certain places like credit unions that will accept those weed dispensaries. Or off -brand banks. Yup. The traditional banks services aren't used for use. The cannabis industry, since weed, is a schedule one drug. Schedule one drug, folks, if you don't know what that means, it puts marijuana in the same realm as LSD and heroin. That is... Anybody can... Those two can kill. We cannot kill anybody. We can already tell you that LSD and heroin and weed do not belong on the same... LSD and heroin, yes. Weed doesn't belong on the schedule one drug. Listen, it's because the old white people, they're thinking, oh, marijuana's the devil's grass. We can't have it around and infect our children. It's the devil's fruit. Devil's grass. Be careful. It's a sin against Jesus. Marijuana is literally grown from the earth, bro. It's meant for you, me. I would have to go into a lab and make LSD. And heroin. And cocaine. And meth. And crystal. And cocaine. Molly. Molly, MDA. Scissor. Lean. I mean... Listen, FDIC banks have been permitted to do business with dispensaries, growers, and distributors in other marijuana related businesses that are operating legally in their state. Visa recently cracked down on cashless ATMs at dispensaries, shutting down a popular workaround to get your cash out. So basically they'll go to ATM machines, take out $100, put a value they take out as a receipt, and then they will match it at the dispensary. And then you can walk out with your stuff. Yo, man. These companies are doing way too much. You know what it is? Here's the thing, right? Imagine being the owner of a credit card company, right? Discover card. I hope you're listening to this. See how these two companies are doing the worst right now against weed buyers? This is your time to shine. No, everyone calls you as the joke of the credit card company. They used to be the top of the list, but not no more. Y 'all need to get your ish together and start letting dudes buy stuff on weed on your card. I'm telling you, it will drive your profile up dramatically. I'm telling you. Folks, like I said before, you can use your debit card, but you can only use a pin. You can't use it as like a credit card transaction. You know when you go to the supermarket and you swipe your card and it says, insert pin, you can bypass it? That's buying on credit. Still using your debit card, but you're buying it as credit. If you go and put your pin in, it comes directly to your account. So that's why you can use the debit card instead of just using whatever.
A highlight from Frank Turek (Encore)
"Folks, welcome to The Eric Metaxas Show, sponsored by Legacy Precious Metals. There's never been a better time to invest in precious metals. Visit legacypminvestments .com. That's legacypminvestments .com. Welcome to The Eric Metaxas Show. Would you consider yourself smart, insightful, precocious, astute, clever, wise beyond your years, and good at checking a thesaurus for synonyms? Well, then you've come to the right place. Here now is the handsome, attractive, striking, gorgeous, and quite frankly, breathtaking, Eric Metaxas! Hey there folks, welcome to the show. I am excited because I have a friend on today who is a Christian apologist. Have you heard that term? An apologist? No, no, no, he's not apologizing. As a Greek, I know the word apology, the original meaning is apologia, of words, of understanding. So to be an apologist is to make a defense, like a lawyer would, for the faith. And Frank Turek is the author of many, many books. He's the president of CrossExamined. You can go to crossexamined .org. And Dr. Frank Turek has a new book out. Excited to have him to discuss the new book. It's called Correct, Not Politically Correct About Same -Sex Marriage and Transgenderism. Dr. Frank Turek, welcome to the program. The great Eric Metaxas. How are you my friend? Unbelievable that you have a stadium -sized crowd in your little office there. That's very impressive. Thank you. I got to tell you seriously, we're friends and I just enjoy whenever I get to bump into you and talk to you. But you are really prolific. You keep coming out with these extraordinary books. And the new one, unfortunately, is very important about same -sex marriage and transgenderism. So as believers, those of us who say, I'm a Christian, how do I understand this? You have written a book to help with that. Because unfortunately, you know that there seems to be some confusion about how we're supposed to deal with this. So what is the principal thesis of the book before we get into the details? Well actually, this goes all the way back to 2008, Eric, when I saw that same -sex marriage was being more and more accepted. And a lot of people didn't know why they shouldn't accept same -sex marriage. And so I wrote the first edition of this book back in 2008. And it's not a book filled with Bible verses. This is the natural law medical case against same -sex marriage and now transgenderism. Because as you know, that has come out even more in recent years. And so the third edition of this book just was released about a month ago. And it's got a brand new section on this transgender issue. Because as you've spoken about, Eric, when you're talking about Letter to the American Church, is that pastors don't even seem to want to touch this issue. And if pastors aren't going to touch this issue, who is? Well, ironically, Eric, there have been atheists that are talking more about this issue. People like Bill Maher, people like Richard Dawkins, people like Douglas Murray, are who actually not Christians, but they're saying there's a big problem here. And we need to speak out against it. And it's really a stain on the American Church that the Church hasn't spoken out about it, Eric. So anyway, this book, Correct, Not Politically Correct, is the third edition. And it's not quoting Bible verses. It's there to show you from a natural law medical perspective why both same -sex marriage and transgenderism are not good for individuals or societies. It's so interesting to me what you just mentioned, how we have non -believers, people who are not Christians, who seem to see clearly the problems with transgenderism and are talking about that. And of course, most extraordinarily, you have gay, people who identify as gay, who are conservative, speaking out against the transgender madness. So they don't identify as Christians. They identify as gays. But they say, wait a minute, we were not advocating for this. This is lunacy. I was literally with Douglas Murray last night at a dinner here in New York City. I was with Brandon Strzok here in New York recently. Both of them identify as gay. Both of them are conservatives. And both of them are totally outspoken about the transgender lunacy. So obviously, we disagree on some pretty basic stuff. But on this, many people who are not Christians see the madness, are speaking out about it. And as you just said, many in the church are silent. And this is the scandal. And that's why I wrote my book, Letter to the American Church. But I don't go deep into this issue. You, my friend, Mr. Apologist, Dr. Frank Turek, you get into this. So I do want to get into it with you from a biblical perspective. And I want to be clear, too, when you say natural law perspective, ladies and gentlemen, that's a biblical perspective. We're just not talking about quoting scripture verses. We're talking about logically talking from a biblical viewpoint. But how are we supposed to approach this? Well, first of all, let's talk about whether or not love requires approval. I always ask parents, because our culture somehow thinks, Eric, that love requires approval, that if you want to love me, you have to approve of what I do. And I always ask parents, if you approve of everything your kid wants to do when he or she is 13, are you a loving parent? Of course not. You need to stand in the way of evil to love people. And we, even in the church, have bought into the lie that to love people, we have to approve of what they do. No, we don't approve of what they do if we love them, if they're doing evil. This is why Paul says, by the way, in the passage, Eric, that everybody reads at their wedding, but nobody obeys, that love always protects, that love does not rejoice in wrongdoing, love rejoices in the truth, that love always perseveres. How do you protect people when other people want to do evil, or when they themselves want to do evil? You call them out on it. And that, of course, is what I'm trying to do in Correct Not Politically Correct. That's what you're trying to do in Letter to the American Church. We're trying to tell people that if you love people, you will speak out against this evil. In fact, Jesus himself said it would be better to have a millstone hung around your neck than to lead one of these little ones astray. And, Eric, that's what we're doing. That's what I document in Correct Not Politically Correct. We are actually trying to transition minors. We're mutilating their genitals. We are giving them puberty blockers and cross -sex hormones that are making them old men and old ladies way before their time, sterilizing them, and we're calling this love? This is not love. This is evil, and we need to stand against it. And if Douglas Murray can stand against it, if Richard Dawkins can stand against it, if my friend Dave Rubin, I just did a show with him down in Miami just a couple of weeks ago, you know, he identifies as gay too, if he can stand against it, where are the pastors? Where are the Christians? Where are the common sense people, Eric? What are we doing? We're allowing this on our watch, and we're silent. We can't be silent anymore. Well, I, you know, in my book, Letter to the American Church, I'm trying to reach those pastors and Christians who are kind of on the fence, who are confused, who don't know what to do, so they're being quiet. And it's why I love you, because you help us understand why we need to speak out. I mean, I talk about it a little bit, but you go into depth to explain the biblical worldview, God's idea of sexuality, transgenderism. Now, what's interesting to me, Frank, is, of course, Scripture isn't silent on transgenderism, right? I mean, right in the beginning of Genesis, we are created in God's image male and female. Very, very clear, there are only two genders. So when somebody puts out this idea, which they came up with 10 minutes ago, oh, yeah, there are all these many, many genders, you want to say, where did you get that from? Everyone, you don't need to be a Christian to know that's preposterous. You don't need to know that, you don't need to be a Christian to know that a rooster cannot lay an egg. Everybody from the beginning of time has understood that there are two genders, so that's number one. But number two, you know the passage where Paul talks about who will inherit the kingdom of God. And the Scripture, you know, when you look at the Greek, you get different translations. It says homosexual, sodomite, sometimes it says effeminate, whatever. What it's referring to there in that first word has to do with those men who blur the line, who feminize themselves. 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The show podcast is called I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist. So, Frank, let's keep talking about this. How do we know there are only two genders? How do you know? How do I know? How do we know this? Let's just leave the Bible out of it for just a minute. Let's just look at the natural design of the body. The natural design of the body proves there are only two genders, Eric. Because, look, if you're a human being, and this is true in all mammals, you can only produce either a sperm or an egg. There's no third category. And anybody that can't produce a sperm or an egg, that's an incapacity. That's not a third capacity. So we know by the design of the body that there's only two genders. Secondly, transgender advocates, and this is all in the book, correct? Not politically correct. Transgender advocates, on one hand, deny there are only two genders. They say everything is fluid. But on the other hand, they unwittingly have to presuppose two genders. Why? Because if I'm a man and I think I'm a woman, I have to have some idea what a man is and some idea what a woman is to know that I have this psychological mismatch between my psychology and my biology. And secondly, if I'm going to try and make the so -called transition, which is impossible, and we'll get into it by the way, but if I'm going to try and do that, if I'm going to try and become a woman, I have to have some idea of what a man is and some idea of what a woman is to try and make the so -called transition. If there were no fixed genders, Eric, there would be no way I would know I had gender dysphoria, and there would be no way I could try and make the so -called transition. So it presupposes it, on one hand, while denying there are fixed genders on the other. Can I tell you how I know there are only two genders? Here's how I know. Amazon was selling a shirt that said, like, these are the 20 different categories of gender, and it was on the front of the t -shirt. And the shirt came in sizes for men and for women only. That, to me, is hilarious. When it says male, female, like you want to buy a shirt, like you got to click on male or female. At some point, this becomes funny, because we all understand this is troubled people. These are people that are deeply, deeply troubled. I can't begin to imagine what it would be like to be so confused or so angry or so whatever. So we do have to have compassion, and I think that's where the silence comes from on the part of many Christian leaders. They think that to say nothing is to be compassionate, and in some cases that's true. In some cases, there's a time to speak and a time to be quiet, but we have a responsibility to disciple our flocks. We have a responsibility to our own children to tell them the truth about these kinds of things. And, you know, the famous statement, silence in the face of evil is itself evil. When you're quiet, it can often mean consent. It means, I'm not saying anything, which means I'm going along with this. I just don't want to, I'm just not going to say so, but you get the message, because I'm saying nothing. Well, Eric, let's draw a parallel between gender dysphoria and, say, anorexia, which is what Dr. Paul McHugh at John Hopkins University, a psychiatrist, draws. He that says if someone is anorexic, but they think that they are overweight, you would not help them by saying, you know, honey, I'm going to get you some liposuction. You're right. You know, you are really overweight. No, you would say, honey, your mind is playing tricks on you. You're suffering from a mental delusion. Let me get you some psychiatry. Let me get you some cognitive therapy. Let me get you some counseling. Let me help you fix your mind, because you can change your mind. You can't change your biology, by the way. You can change your mind. Also, Eric, if your daughter came to you and said she was a mermaid, would you take her off the coast and drop her in the ocean? No, of course you would say... If I loved her, of course I would. Whatever you want to be, honey, whoever you are today, you want to be a kite? That's right. Follow your heart. No, I tell you, Frank, again, this is the logic of it. If somebody says to you, I'm Napoleon Bonaparte, I'm Julius Caesar, I'm Winston Churchill, how do you respond to that? Well, you might just nod politely because you realize, wow, this person is deeply messed up. But imagine affirming them in that lie. I have to say that, you know, if there's a way to help them see the truth, you would do it. Now, some people are beyond that. There's some people you can't do anything. But what is amongst ourselves, we wouldn't start calling that person Jesus of Nazareth because he just said, I'm Jesus. We, you and I, would say, you know, that guy there thinks he's Jesus of Nazareth. We obviously know that he's not. He's so messed up. I don't know how we can get to him. Maybe we can't. But let's not pretend amongst ourselves. Let's not tell everybody, call him Jesus because that's the loving thing to do. You would never do that. No, and the well -meaning people who try and say, well, we need to accommodate these people. We have to use their pronouns. You have to have your own pronouns and all this. If you think about that, if someone is suffering from a delusion, you don't help them by trying to keep them in the delusion. If deaf people were to come to you and say, Eric, you know, I can't hear and I'm upset every time you listen to music, stop listening to music, stop speaking. You must use sign language. You would go, OK, I'm going to do everything I can to accommodate you because you have a defect that you can't get over. But I'm not going to change my life completely. So you're not offended because I listen to music or I or I speak. And yet that's what seems to be happening with the entire trans movement. They want to pull the entire world into the delusion in order to make some people who really need mental health care feel better when the best way to help them feel better is to get them mental health care, not to affirm them in that particular delusion. And by the way, the data show, which is what we cover and correct, not politically correct, Eric, that nearly all of the people, not maybe not all, but most of the people that suffer from so -called gender dysphoria have some kind of traumatic childhood event that has triggered them into this. Now, say that again, because I have not really heard that. I was wondering about this. Yes. You're a data guy. I'm not really. So talk about that. And again, this is in the book. Correct. Not politically correct. Talk about that. Yeah. Walt Iyer, who for eight years tried as try to live as a woman, but then became a Christian and then started the Web site and ministry called Sex Change Regret, Sex Change Regret Dotcom. And he has counseled thousands, according to him, thousands of people. And in his research, he says there's nearly always an event. There's always some sort of traumatic event that causes the person to think I'm in the wrong body. And for example, the people that truly have gender dysphoria, not the social contagion that's spreading on the Internet right now that, you know, a lot of young girls are just there. It's the hip thing to do it. They don't really have gender dysphoria, but they're trying to get approval of the crowd and they're trying to stick it to their parents sometimes when they do this. But the people that truly have gender dysphoria say, Eric, that they had an event. In fact, Walt Iyer puts it this way. Sometimes when a man thinks he's a woman, he has been sexually abused and he wants to get rid of the genitalia that was abused. So you can understand the psychology behind it. They want to rid themselves of the organ that was abused in that event. Okay, folks, we got to be clear. We're talking about evil. Evil, when someone is sexually abused as a child, there's almost nothing that you can think of that's more evil than that. It is pronounced evil. It's not just wrong. It's pronounced evil. And when you quoted Jesus earlier, you know, better that we would find the largest millstone and have it hung around his neck and he be cast into the sea than that he should lead one of these little ones to go straight. We're talking about some very, very dark stuff. And we have to have compassion to understand if someone has been through that, it is hard for us to imagine how that would mess you up, how your brain, your psyche would try to accommodate that trauma. And as you're saying, as this guy says, who you can find at sexchangeregret .com, sexchangeregret .com, he is saying that is often the case, that someone has had a profound trauma. So first, we want to weep for these people. We want to weep what they have been through, but we don't want to affirm them in the way they're dealing with this any more than you deferment. Somebody who's like, you know, who's on heroin because of some stuff that happened to him, you know, in Vietnam or during his childhood. And you wouldn't want to say, like, hey, if heroin is your way to deal with this, good for you. I'm all in. Let me buy you, you know, some horse. No, you would you would try to actually help him, like really help him. And, you know, Eric, you can change your mind. You can't change your biology. Look, if I'm a man and I think I'm a woman, why not think that instead of my body being wrong, that I'm actually, instead of saying I'm a woman trapped in a man's body, why shouldn't I say that I'm a man enveloping a woman's mind? Then if I can just change my mind and fix the problem, I can't change my biology. I can't change all hundred trillion of my cells. I can't change my DNA, but I can change my mind. And every single one of ourselves, folks, can tell any doctor whether you're a man or a woman. This is not like an up in the air thing. We'll be right back talking to Frank Turek, T -U -R -E -K. Frank Turek, the book, correct, not politically correct.
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"Welcome to the Eric Metaxas show. They say it's a thin line between love and hate. But we're working every day to thicken that line, or at least make it a double or triple line. But now here's your line jumping host, Eric Metaxas. I have a very special guest today. As you know, on Miracle Mondays, we try to have someone on who believes in miracles, who's maybe experienced some miracles, whose life itself is a miracle. Today, I am thrilled to have in the studio with me, all the way from Pasadena, California, Che Ahn. How do I describe Che Ahn? He's the founder and president of Harvest International Ministry, a worldwide apostolic network of churches in over 60 nations. My goodness, he's also the international chancellor of Wagner University. He's received his master's and doctorate in ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary. He's written many books. He's been married for 40 years to his wife, Sue. They have four adult children, six grandchildren. I think that says it all. Che Ahn, welcome to the program. Well, thank you. What an honor to be on your show. Listen, it's my honor to have you. I've known you for many, many years. You haven't known of me, but I've known of your ministries. What was the one with fire in the title? I can't remember. It was Teen Mania, or what was it? It was something you did here in New York, like 12 or 13 years ago. Well, we did the Call New York. That's what it was. The Call New York. It was the Call New York. Yeah, 2001. That's, you know what? 2001? Yeah, after 9 -11. That is 18 years ago. Yeah, and it's interesting because initially when we came to mobilize the pastors, actually they were very, very rude. They said, we don't need the Call to come in. And then after 9 -11 hit, they said, we need to gather together and have a solemn assembly. We need to come together and repent of our sins. And before we knew it, over 100 ,000 people showed up in Flushing Meadow. The fact that that is 18 years ago completely blows my mind. Yeah, it's been a long time. Because I spoke briefly, I was on the stage, and I remember being amazed at the crowd. It was a huge crowd. Right. And I grew up in Flushing Meadow. I mean, I grew up a couple of miles from there, and we would, as a kid growing up in Queens, New York, I would hang out there. And so to see thousands and thousands of people, then that's when I met you. But for folks who know nothing about you, what is your story? How long have you been, by the way, in Pasadena? Well, I moved in 1984, but I grew up in Washington, D .C., in Montgomery County, Maryland. So this is out of D .C. My father was the first Korean Southern Baptist pastor in North America, so he immigrated in 1958. From Korea. From Korea, South Korea. There was no Korean Southern Baptist church in the United States. He was the first one, and so they wanted him at the nation's capital. There was a handful of Korean students who were studying at Georgetown, George Washington, Catholic University, to help rebuild Korea after the Korean War, which ended in 1953. Actually, it was a ceasefire that took place. And so they wanted the Korean government, wanted the top students to learn public policy, how to do government, and to rebuild Korea. And so there were around 200 students in Washington, D .C., but they wanted a Baptist pastor. There was a Presbyterian church, there was a Methodist, but not a Southern Baptist. And it was like my dad won the lotto. He applied and got the job because it was so hard to immigrate. I mean, it's hard now, but back in 1958 to immigrate to the United States, it was almost impossible because the U .S. government realized there was no Korean Southern Baptist church. So you were born here? No, here's the problem. We had a visa problem. So my sister, my mother, and I, we were separated from my dad for three years. And so finally, after three years, during my formative year or so, almost when I was five, then we got the visa to come to the United States. And so, to say the least, when I saw my dad, I couldn't recognize him because, you know, I was just two years old when he left. People have no idea what others go through. I mean, when you describe that and how many people want to come to America. But I mean, the idea that your father is a Southern Baptist preacher in America. Well, he passed away, but he was a pioneer. No, no, I mean, but in those days that he's from Korea. Right. And so you were raised in the faith, in the Christian faith. Well, I was, but I rejected Christianity very early on because of two things, you know. There was no kids in my Sunday school. It was just students, college students. And so there was no families. There was no other kids my age. And then I went to an elementary school, Forest Grove Elementary School. And my sister and I were the only two people of color in an all -white elementary school. And now, if you go to that school, it's very, very diverse. But back in those days, it wasn't until the fifth grade I remember someone of color coming in. And so there were no other Asians, no African -Americans, no Hispanic. And so we stood out. And so I got in fights all the time because people were calling me chink, even though I'm not Chinese. That's a drug term for Chinese and Jap, even though I wasn't Japanese. You know, by the way, I have a little joke. I say you could tell the difference between a Chinese, Japanese, and a Korean. If you see a rich -looking Asian, they're Chinese. A smart -looking Asian, they're Japanese. But if you see a handsome -looking Asian, he's Korean. Ha! Ha! Take that. Yeah, so anyway, but I got in fights all the time. And I wanted to be so accepted. Plus, my parents were working day and night just to survive in America. And so as a result of that, my craving for acceptance and to be popular led me into the whole hippie drug culture of the late 60s and early 70s. I joke I may have been the first Korean hippie in North America because I never met anyone. I stopped cutting my hair for three and a half years. And my dad is freaking out. He doesn't know what's going on. And by the time I'm 15, I'm doing everything under the sun. Heavy drug user, cocaine, heroin, LSD. And then by the time I'm 17, I'm pushing drugs to support my habit. And so I was totally out of control. But one thing my parents did was pray for me. And I really want to encourage people not to stop praying no matter how bad it looks. Because the Bible says in Acts 16 31, believe on the Lord Jesus and you and your family will be saved. And so my parents prayed me into the Kingdom. And so I'm here by the grace of God. I got radically saved at a Deep Purple concert. So that gives you a little clue where I was at. Wait a minute. You got saved at a Deep Purple concert? Yeah, in May 1973. They were just touring with Smoke on the Water, a new song that came out in 1972. And they were touring in 1973. And it was at the Baltimore Civic Center. I made a concert, 15 ,000 tickets sold out in two hours. They were the number one band in America at that time. And during the intermission I had an encounter with God where the Lord spoke to me for the first time. I'm not talking about audibly in the small still voice. Because I was having this for two weeks, this visitation from the Lord Jesus. Without anyone witnessing to me. That's why I'm saying the power of... Now when you say that because people are listening and I'm really one of them. Like you're thinking, what do you mean by that? I mean here you are, you know, you're a teenager, right? Right. You are big time into drugs and you're selling drugs. You go to a Deep Purple concert. Now you say that for two weeks up to that, God had been somehow communicating with you or visiting you. What do you mean specifically? Okay, so two weeks before I'm at my friend Sal's. We're at a party. Just guys bonging on marijuana and smoking and drinking beer. Nothing heavy. It wasn't like we were tripping on acid or anything. But I was just bored because I was just doing that every day. It was just so monotonous. You know, day in, day out, just getting high. So I went to another room and I was into Zen Buddhism at that time. Just experimenting with Eastern religion. So I went to the room just to go through my chant and after saying the stupid chant, I was saying it incessantly for almost a year. And finally I just said, you know what, this is the stupidest thing I've ever done. I said that to myself. I got nothing out of it, Eric. And you just said, duh. Yeah, right. No, but this is how he said that. So I said God, I said this audibly by the way, no one was in the room. I said, God, I don't even know if you exist, but if you do exist, if my parents, what they told me is true, that there's a heaven and a hell. Well, I don't want to go to hell if there is a hell, but I don't know. So reveal yourself to me. So I was expecting him to show me if he does exist in the days ahead. But as soon as I prayed that right there in the party, the presence of God came all over me and I started to weep because I felt so much love and peace about me. Alone in the room. Alone in my room. And I was sobbing and I knew, I knew it was Jesus. I just knew because I just prayed if what my parents told me as a Christian pastor, if Jesus is the way, if there is a heaven and a hell. And so I thought I was having some kind of emotional breakdown, but it lasted for three days. Every day that presence came on me and I would just start weeping. And I said, what is going on? No one witnessed to me. Are you kidding? Now hold on because we're going to go to a break. Jay on is my guest. It's Miracle Monday. I love these kind of stories. We'll be right back with the rest of the story. And there's plenty more. It's the air from Texas show.
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"That's another thing. But like Rick Smith earlier, the idea that I'm plays it all in this, or that the heroine does with the gun there, it's all just wait for me anyway, way too calculated and way too many ways and like, you know, wait. Yeah, when somebody looks like they're right in a script for something, then that means, you know, you're not watching, you're not watching a documentary. Okay, well, if you guys are interested, go watch, soaked in bleach. This is Tom grant's documentary. I see maybe I went too heavy on the Courtney shit because I wanted you guys to believe it sure, but I mean, I legitimately believe Dave Grohl and novoselic. Anybody else that's close in his life does not believe it was suicide and he was down that path. As it was going, they worked with him and lived around him. It is a lot. It can. If you think that sounds like a movie, it's because it is a movie. It's called soaked in bleach. And there's a lot of leaps of logic with it. Like the Callie's with the kid. I don't know, there's a lot of things that it doesn't make sense to me. There's a lot that's hard for me to wrap my head around. Just because it sounds really good. But I mean, the one thing that you just said there, and I mean, I understand the argument for, you know, on to say that Kelly is not the guy that I think he is because he's around the kid. But then there's an argument to say that that's exactly why he would have been motivated. Because he's spending more time with this kid than Curtis. And then now if Kurt said of the picture and he feels like in any way, he can continue to play that role. Well, then now he's daddy. You know what I mean? That way too, you know? We're getting this information from me who's probably a shade smarter than the fucking girl off the starting. So let's start there, okay? No, take me because I fully, I feel like you wanted to say something different. Twinkie. But my point is this, Dave Grohl and Courtney Love were battling for decades, all right? Novoselic and Courtney law. Do you think these two could have fucking pointed all the arrows at her and got her fucking just buried behind a legal battle if they had any type, even just a little bit of belief in Tom grant's story. And Tom grant's been maybe from the top of the buildings for 20 years. So maybe Chris
"heroin" Discussed on Private Dicks
"Know, with heroin, it's not like a painful death, right? You take too much, you OD, and it's over. So the only argument I could see for grabbing a gun when he knew he had that as a way out would be he was in so much pain, he would want to shoot himself, which is why the gun in the scenario at all makes zero sense. Yeah, I agree. I think somebody tried to help him overdose. And he wasn't fucking dying because he had such a high collar to it, but they decided fuck it. Let's just shoot it. Yeah, I don't know if it was Courtney herself or somebody hired. I have no idea, but none of it makes sense in the way that all of it work. Now, the question as to why did the police not find figure it out or arrest anybody? I think it's one of the few things she bribed the correct people because once you have millions of dollars, it doesn't fucking matter what you do. You just pay the right person and it's over. Or something in that prenup was written in such a way where it wouldn't have mattered and the turns of the money and they couldn't find a motive and they couldn't find
"heroin" Discussed on Private Dicks
"And the reason for that was that these are the two secondary theories I was telling you about. The reason for that is that Kurt Cobain endorsed Bill Clinton for presidency in 1992. And he was running against George Bush senior. George Bush senior's job was what? Head of the CIA. Yeah, but I mean, that's kind of far fetched because the CIA stopped doing shady shit like that in the 70s after they got caught. So I'm gonna trust the guy who's in the CIA, so. Yeah. And yeah, that's what a spy would say. Spies don't go around going like I'm a spy. They go, I'm not a spy. So way to prove this by even more. All right, yeah. You got me there. Well, now I totally believe that it was Courtney and her meth head friend Callie. And you know what? Here's the other thing that I thought though. And I know that we're towards the end. But we talked about the guy who what is he? He's the guy who cornered the corner that she knew that she was doing a bunch of stuff. Man, it's like in pods like humpback whales doing heroin. You know what I mean? Yeah. I don't know if the metal. I shouldn't say the medical examiner was doing heroin. I was just saying, maybe he was. I'm going to say it because I just don't want to misrepresent it. They're all enabling once you find a group of people that are cool if you whip it out a needle. And those are your close buddies because guess what? Generally, that doesn't fly at a barbecue, you know what I mean? That would explain why I've been disinvited to barbecues. He looked like parties, a needle before you were born. But I don't think that to me, if I'm writing the movie and what I have in my head is I have those very fucked up three people sitting around talking about how they're going to make sure court needed that money and what they're all going to do with it. And then I think that the fucking guy who was there to say what happened after it happened. I think in large part, that guy probably coached the other two of them throughout how the fuck they would do it. And then maybe the four of them were said graduate heroin and then yeah, you know, all of a sudden Kurt's got three times as much heroin as here's the thing, right? If you're bad at dosing out yourself a fucking arm full of heroin, you don't become a successful heroine user.
"heroin" Discussed on Private Dicks
"Know, but I'll do chase a real guy, but I'm just showing he describes himself as a rape rock artist. So let's keep el duce in fucking mind when I tell this story. But there is a lot to it. So L duce or elven hoke, he's a musician, Courtney knew from his band the mentors. The stories that Courtney Love pull up in a limousine to the record shop where he worked came in, offered el duce 50 K to blow kurd's brains out. This was supposedly in December 1993 before the death of Kurt. All right, sorry, it sounded like horseshit, right? Keeps going. He says, Courtney goes to him thinking this he's the murdering type because he is one of those guys that is known in the punk rock community as someone who will do anything for money. So limo story is later confirmed by his coworker at the record shop. El duche thinks she is joking until Kurt's death is all over the news. LG has put through a polygraph, which he passes with flying colors. The guy who did the polygraph is a well-known man named doctor Edward gelb. He did the polygraph for OJ that OJ failed, right after his wife was murdered. The other guy working at the store was trying to do the polygraph as well. But he kept passing out because he was too fucking high. So he fell asleep during a polygraph. L do shape, I know polygraphs aren't exact science and you could just believe something, whether it's true or not, you could lie to yourself so much to make you think it's you could beat a polygraph. They're not impossible to beat, but he did pass the polygraph. El duche retells the story to documentarian Nick Broomfield, who is filming for his dock. Kurt and Courtney in the interview, he accidentally lets slip that he knows who killed Kurt Cobain and he let slip the first name of the guy in that interview. He says, my buddy Ellen, oops. And then he starts laughing and when he's done his laugh, he says, I'll let the FBI find him. Nobody really knows who Alan really is, but people like to speculate. The rest of what I'm about to say, not the rest, but the next little chunk is speculation. There's no confirmation of this, but everyone thinks it's a guy named Alan rich, who's another punk rocker guy. His name was Alan ranch punk rock guys. Alan rich was not a known as a guy that will commit violence for money. So apparently, shortly after the death of Kurt, Allen and all of a sudden had enough money to buy a house.
"heroin" Discussed on Private Dicks
"Because for me, why write a fucking like, he's not a house cat. Just where they found him. Right from the get go. I've never felt really comfortable with like, why fucking there? Why talk to somebody fucking barrage, you know? It's super nice. Yeah. And I think that Courtney Love is a guy who could probably carry like a 5 foot 9 or whatever he is, Kurt Cobain. You know, 130 pounds. Stage something. Stage something together. You know what I mean? There's one more super suspicious thing and I will tell you what the Tom thinks. So this is fuck to me too. The chief medical examiner that declared Kurt's death as a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head was friends with Courtney Love. This guy in medical school to make some money on the side was booking punk shows. And he booked a lot of holes shows. He booked a lot of Nirvana shows. He booked actually like the third show ever in the 80s. So did she have someone on the inside to declare this a suicide by gunshot to the fucking hedge? Why the fuck is that even a thing? Like, why would anyone allow that to happen? The medical examiner just so happens to have a connection back to the victims. What the fuck kind of,
"heroin" Discussed on Private Dicks
"But like, there's too many things. I grew up hunting. So the second you said that the shell casing was on the left hand side of his body, I mean, that does. And then also you're going to kick that. What are you going to kick that through? You know what I mean? Or are you kicked from the right as a cop? You kicked it from the right hand side of the body. It hit the body, skipped up in the air and went to the other side and you didn't look at that for one second and go maybe that's an issue. I will personally never underestimate the inexplicable ways in which cops fuck things up. No, true. However, I'm with you. Sorry, the second she makes contact. The one thing, like for me, when you start everything on a fucking lie, then like automatically, I don't know, you know, I don't think anyone should believe a fucking word that comes ahead of her math after that. Like her first reaction could have, you know, in her own name, the police and filed a missing persons. And if she does that, as soon as somebody would, 24 hours or something, I'm far less suspicious. But the way that she tackled this right from the get go, using other people's names and all of this other horseshit. The fact that he was dead for days before she had her overdose. You know? Yeah, it all looks very suspicious. And this is Tom grant saying this, Tom grant's pulling out and there's still more points. There's still more things that make it look more and more like Courtney's a fucking psychopath. Like, okay, first of all, we're still in the note here a little bit. The linguist that was in soaked in bleach, she was one of the main people that were like, he took my sentence, what I said out of context. She says that the whole note is a suicide note and written by the same person. What she thinks is that mister Cobain did heroin, realized, hey, I didn't even say anything about Francis or Courtney in this fucking note. Maybe I should go write it a little bit more and then blow my brains out. So he was all fucked up. That's why the note looks all different, but it still
"heroin" Discussed on Private Dicks
"There's only really two. There's only really two theories in this. There's actually a three or four two fringe ones. The two main ones. He killed himself Courtney Love had him killed. Believe it or not, the Courtney Love had him killed theory has been chased down by many different people. A few documentarians, a lot of rabid fans, but the biggest one, the most, to me, the most interesting person who tracked this down was a ex police officer and current private detective, mister Tom grant. The same guy that Courtney had hired to find Kurt during those missing 6 days between April 3rd and April 8th. When they found the body. That's the thing. That's a guy who fucking met her. And then he was hired by her. He was hired by her to find him. Okay, so yeah, he's just a good judge of character, maybe, you know? Because if you meet her, she's like, I didn't need her, but I'm telling you. I mean, I think that qualifies as meeting her. Yeah, you know what it is is that you do shows for a long time. You learn to read people, right? And I'm telling you, she's not Tom grant. Did you watch that documentary soaked in bleach? Did anybody watch that? Came out 2015 around the same time as the other one came out. It's kind of shitty because it's very biased his theories. People interviewed in the soaked and bleached claim that grant wasn't trying to find the truth. He was trying to prove his theory, right? So a lot of stuff that they said was taken out of context, but it does bring up some interesting points. Tom was actually a well respected detective in the Seattle police department. It's not like he got fired, he's like, fuck you, I don't need you anyway, I'm going to become a private detective. He left. He didn't like the job of being a police officer. He left in 1977 to become a retail music seller like self fucking CDs or I guess records. When that fell through two years later, he opened the PD agency. Very well, smart guy, well respected. Like I said, and I think he honestly, from watching so bleach, I think he truly believes he's doing the right thing. And he thinks that kika Courtney, he thinks that. And he's actually trying to help. I think his intentions are good. So I'm just going to say it up front. Like I said, he was a detective in Seattle police. He worked many murder cases. So he knew how to look at crime scenes. He knew what to look for when he was there. Yeah, so let's go, he claims a lot of shit. Let's go through it. So his major claim is that Kurt couldn't have done as much heroin as he did and still been able to not only put away his drug kit, which they found nicely put away, roll down his sleeves, which they were, and also pull lay on the ground, pull the trigger of the shotgun. He said, by that time he would have been dead. That should have been the first thing that somebody thought because you know, not just only because I've seen it in movies. But if you do big old fucking thing of smack, you know, the first thing you do is lay back and so what they're saying is he would have done all of that smack and then and then still had the wherewithal to grab a shotgun and pull a trigger. Let's assume he had it already. It's the putting away the drug kit rolling down his sleeves and actually doing it. I think I don't think he had to go look at it for anything. It was all beside him.
"heroin" Discussed on Private Dicks
"Then he locks the main door going into the attic, wedges the stool in front of another door that heads out to a patio. Loads the shotgun with three shells, writes a lengthy suicide note, shoots up an amount of heroin that is three times the amount needed to kill a human. Lays on the floor, puts the shotgun between his legs, barrel under his chin, pulls the trigger with his thumb, blowing his brains out. The gun was a lower caliber, so the bolt didn't even leave his skull. It just mashed up his brains on the inside. Didn't even look like his face was matched up in the pictures. According to the people had seen them, it just looked like blood was coming out of his head area. After investigations, they find out that this must have happened on April 5th. Even though cops and grant looked for Kurt in the host after April 5th, they missed out on the greenhouse. Like I said, it was on the detached garage, and it's kind of hard to see if you look at the pictures of it. I can understand why if you didn't live there, you wouldn't really know what was there. Plus they just bought it not that long ago. It is pretty hidden. Three days later, on April 8th, Kurt is found by an electrician named Gary Smith who was in the greenhouse to install a security system. They had actually been burglarized a couple days before. A couple of days before they went on tour, so they hired this guy to put in the security system. You don't think the fucking cancel that? No, and you're going to fucking kill yourself. Junkie. At first I guess. Yeah, I mean, obviously he doesn't, but like pork and Gary, dude, can you imagine? Well, save your fucking sympathy for Gary, give me a second here. At first, Gary, it's okay. It's fine that you have it, but just wait. At first Gary thought it was a mannequin. But then
"heroin" Discussed on Private Dicks
"Like, at the time, she met Kurt. She was dating Billy Corgan from the smashing pumpkins. So she already logged on to somebody else that was fucking getting famous too. But he did like that. He did like the heart shaped box. He named a song after it later. But it wasn't until that was before, but it wasn't until the cough syrup thing that those two became inseparable. Now, actually, here's my Courtney one part right here. She was born in July 9th, 1964. She was a couple of years older than Cobain. I'm not going to go into a full history of her, but in 1980, she emancipated herself and got a trust fund of $800 per month because she's a trust fund kid. Which is about just so everyone knows 2800 bucks American nowadays in today's money, month. That's pretty good for an artist, a punk rock artist, living the punk rock life with lots of money. So when she got a mad speech, she was 16 and she took that money and went to Japan and she was a topless dancer in Japan from 16 to 17. Way to go Japan. That was actually, that's a big deal though, because she was, that's a huge accomplishment. She was the oldest topless dancer in Japan. Good for her. They usually, yeah.
"heroin" Discussed on Private Dicks
"No, I know. I think you just go to that. Very next woman that showed him any interest. He was like, this is so much better. And then that's why we ended up with. No, it isn't. He had another girlfriend, actually. Kurt was working on his art. She was working, but he was also in the face of his life where you're just like, let's get fucked up all the time. Like, he just started doing drugs heavily, all drugs. And considerable amount of acid, like 88, 89 acid he was doing almost every day. And so much that like Tracy in a Montage of heck was like, yeah, he was doing lots of drugs, acid. There's lots of drugs, but she made sure to say acid. So I know he was doing a lot to that. 1986 is also the year he first tried heroin. His dealer actually shot him up and this guy that used to sell him all his drugs was like, hey, you want to try this? I don't know what to do. I'll do it for you. So these guys are fucking nice. He was 19. Kurt says between 87 and 90, he did heroin ten times totally. So it's not like he had a full blown habit at this time, but he was experimenting. He's a fucking punker. You know what I mean? Of course he's doing drugs. Makes sense. Kurt also claimed to have had stomach pains from time to time. It wasn't chronic yet, but later on in life, he said it was every day he'd have bad stomach pains. He couldn't eat puke all the time. It would debilitating. And he went to the doctors a few times to get that checked out. But they never actually found anything. Doctors are like change your diet, man. That's all I can tell you. Lance heroin. Yeah, but he wasn't doing heroin at this time. This is before heroin. Yeah, doctors like, what's your heroin intake like these days? Neither go ahead and say right off the bat, let's do a little less than that.
"heroin" Discussed on Private Dicks
"Your shirt. Take off your pants. Suck my dick. And each one's pussy or smelled worse than the last. Oh gosh, pussy, pussy, smell. Yeah, I think this is what I'm saying. Kurt Cobain made up his own mythos a bit too. Like, see, I don't know. We'll talk about it more, but like Bob Dylan did the same thing though, right? Yeah. Bob Dylan had all of these stories of a touring the Americas in the back of train cars and all of that was worshiped. Yeah, it's part of it, right? You got to make yourself fit the music at a certain point and the music fit you, you know? That self made mythology shit. Yeah, yeah. He had to get a job eventually, though, and he did, and he moved into his own apartment, September 1st, 1986, after Wendy led him $200 for the deposit and I'm sure bitching about every minute of it. Your dad would have borrowed $200 too, you loser. How hard do you think she had to get hit to get there? This is going to cost me two black eyes. Kurt, you better fucking enjoy it. You're not moving back in Kurt. But he got a job as a handyman at a resort in Aberdeen, which he found was he was like, this is a lazy job. I just sit here and I pretend to go fix it, and they pay me money. So it's kind of a perfect job for him. And then when he moved out, he moved into like, it wasn't really an apartment, I said apartment, but it was more of like a garage on somebody else's property. They made it to like a little girl, like a little apartment, their garage, and it had like a weird address like 1000 and a half, whatever drive. That's how fucking it wasn't even a real lot of wet. But it was like, it was his, and he loved it. He could do whatever the fuck you wanted with it. I grew up in a half apartment. Oh, did you really? Two 11 and a half. Yep. It makes me think of Ninja Turtles. That's the only thing I can think of. Two eighths and three quarters. Where's that, mister? Down here. That's from the pizza. Yeah, the Ninja Turtles were very bad roommates for me. Pizza dude's got 30 seconds. Yeah, but he's the dude's got 30 seconds. Yeah, he was just more happy to be out of his parents house, not having to listen to them anymore, both sides he fucking hated. He did have a roommate, Matt luken. He was actually in the melvins as well.
"heroin" Discussed on Private Dicks
"Aberdeen high school. They ended up being like a huge influence on Kurt because buzz was, I think at least a couple of years older and he introduced him to all the music that he used to love. Whatever fucking punk that was going around in the 80s in that time, I don't know, I just introduced it to all that kind of stuff. Plus the Seattle music scene. Like he loved the pixies and all that kind of stuff. And actually the Melvin's ended up touring with Nirvana and the pixies later on, which kind of big circle things, right? Can you confirm this quickly? Because I have brief memory, did one of Kurt's first bands literally was called like poo or something like that. Yeah, well, we're getting there, yeah. Okay, sorry. Yeah, no, that's okay. This is what we call his musical awakening. This is what I call this what I call it. All you want to do is play punk music now. And I don't know if this is a coincidence, but this is just about the exact same time Kurt started smoking weed, which is 13 years old. So I don't know if they have correlation, but I'm going to go with maybe. There's one weird story before I get into the music stuff. There's one weird story that Kurt wrote in his journals I don't know if anybody's ever ridden read any of his biographies or anything that was journals. I read his journals and I listened to the I watched a few podcasts like the Montage of hack I mentioned a couple times already. They tell the story. It's one of his high school spoke when he was in high school. And is it about him? I don't know, okay? I'm going to say that right away. But he writes in the first person and even if it's not about him, it kind of gives you an idea of what his head space was at. In the story, Kurt said that he befriended a guy that he hated in high school because he was his pot dealer, all right? And then there's three other guys that used to hang out with them. And they were considered degenerates by the other by the school kids. And the popular kids and the teachers, everyone just thought they were dirty little fucking punk kids. And they kind of were. He said that they would go around town, they would vandalize, break windows, if stores, stealing liquor, spray paint stuff like God is a fag around town on walls. And what they did was they started hanging out with this slow girl. And I'm paraphrasing Kurt when I say this, this is in my words, this is Kurt's words.
What Is the White House Doing About Rising Gas Prices?
"Jean Pierre Jean Pierre what the hell is your real name I don't even know what's your full name Corinne Jean Pierre whatever So she's on Air Force One at a press briefing today and I thought somebody asked a pretty good question Cut sex go One in here You said yesterday that we're not going to be considering new releases from the strategic petroleum reserve So what is The White House planning to do to keep gas prices from spiking So as you know we've been working on this for months The president has made taken historic steps to keep gas prices down So here's so gas prices we have seen increase in the west and the Midwest in recent weeks Because of specific refinery issues we've called on those refiners to operate safely but quickly come back online and they're not going to do anything And now they reverse course an hour later they are Tapping into the strategic petroleum reserve so they can get their little heroin high But this is big big big big big trouble ladies and gentlemen That's what it is
Democrats Embrace 'Harm Reduction,' Still Promoting Drug Use
"Something we can do right now is end this drug permissive culture As a result of the decriminalization Because as much as research shows that the availability of naloxone will save lives that's true Research also shows that you can't die from an overdose and you don't even need naloxone if you're not taking the drugs to begin with whether it's fentanyl heroin meth whatever it is But Democrats have embraced a very specific strategies called harm reduction And maybe you've heard that term before Again if you watch me on Fox News I talk about this all the time Harm reduction You see they don't want to stop people from using drugs because if you're telling them that what they're doing is bad that is judging them and that would be stigmatizing and you're not supposed to stigmatize drug addicts which is of course an absurd position I think we should absolutely stigmatize addicts If that stigmatization actually leads to them getting clean and not dying of an overdose something tells me once they are sober they'll thank us for stigmatizing them But Democrats don't want to do that And so they make something that's dangerous quote unquote safer except it's not really safer we hand out needles as much as we hand out Narcan which is one of the drugs for naloxone In Washington state for example we are told that we should expect to see someone who's overdosing on fentanyl We should expect it We should order naloxone from the county from the state they'll ship it to us always have it on you In case someone is overdosing In Tacoma Washington We're getting Narcan vending machines They already exist in Portland I think they exist already in parts of Los Angeles or maybe it's San Francisco But you have Narcan vending machine machines Naloxone vending machines And it's being pushed at least locally here in Washington by the Tacoma needle exchange
Dr. Oz: John Fetterman Refuses to Answer Questions From Anyone
"Doctor right So the first thing I do is I listen and I see my ideas work Here's what our ideas have given us in Pennsylvania And you don't want this where you left We have the highest homicide rate ever in Philadelphia We'll break the record this year from last year We have the largest open air drug market in the country in Philadelphia City blocks at the city of Washington You can't go down because people have needles taken out of their necks You must say heroin injection sites by the way which is partly led to this These strongly feels that we have sanctuary cities that we have the highest expense that will only go straight right here now And across Pennsylvania the number three state in the country with Benton overdoses because of these wheat policies So how can you possibly defend it You can't That brings me to issue number two He's refusing to answer any questions Literally imagine that in a democracy you could be a candidate for the United States Senate the greatest deliberative body in the world And refused to answer questions He won't answer questions from the press He won't take questions on his campaign tours which he rarely goes to anyway And he has refused to debate me He just recently said he would come to a debate but at a future draft No specifics I've agreed to three debates in September 3 and October early voting starts this month in Pennsylvania He's insulting the voters of Pennsylvania by dodging this requirement and is starting to hurt him It's why the polls have closed dramatically and despite the fact he's had a huge war chest from the coast from elitists who don't understand the dire risks that our nation would face He wants to bust a filibuster Think about that No filibuster pack the Supreme Court add more states The worst nightmare for everybody and yet people are still supporting him
Steven Hayward: Joe Biden Threatens Oil CEOs
"Steven Hayward is a good guy he's a smart guy He's a scholar And he's writing for a site called the pipeline It's not about Heroin and Hunter Biden No the pipeline is about oil He points out senator Joe Biden followed up his war on energy Beginning the day took office With a direct threat wrapped in the flag on Wednesday demanding in a letter to oil company CEOs that they increased production while complaining about their profit margin There's no question Putin is principally responsible for the intense financial pain in the American people and their families are bearing but at a time of war We find a profit margins well above normal being passed directly onto Americans are unacceptable He says his verbally challenge press person corinne Jean ville followed up with a vague threat that Biden might invoke the defense production act Or some other executive power The fate of president Harry Truman's seizure the steel industry in 1952 which was declared unconstitutional Even by a by a pro new deal Supreme Court must've fallen out of the Biden White House history of books
Jerry Stahl's Raw Tales of Desperate Drug Use
"Jerry stall, among other things. Was his staff writer, like I said, on the TV show ALF. And there have passages where he's making incredible money as a writer on network TV. And he's got a girlfriend who's pregnant with his first born. Everything in life is wonderful, right? Network TV job, you're making a fortune. Your girlfriend's pregnant with your baby. Except for the fact that he's shooting thousands of dollars of heroin into his arm and feet every week just so he can function and keep turning out dialog for this ridiculous TV show. And there's a horrifyingly honest story in the book where right before his girlfriend is giving birth, he's gotta run in the bathroom and shoot up. He has to leave the scene where he's championing his girlfriend on to give birth to their baby. He's gotta run out. And shoot some dope. It's awful. And he comes back, he's got a roll of sleeves down, so the nurses or doctors don't see the blood running down his arm. And there are stories about him shooting up and almost all dean on the offset, locking himself in the bathroom and passing out only to find the actor who played ALF banging on the door to wake him. He didn't know if he was tripping out or if that was real life.
Jerry Stahl's Book 'Permanent Midnight' Is a Must Read Story of Beating Addiction
"Jerry stole was riding on ALF, making 5 grand a week, shooting 6 grand a week up his up his arm and heroin. And even though he was living in a luxurious home in Los Angeles, his drug habit found him, you know, it found him knocking around hellacious neighborhoods in LA just so he could finance his heroin habit. And the habit eventually ruined his TV, writing career and nearly took his life away until he finally kicked and he emerged clean. But permanent midnight is a get this book. It is a strung out confessional that sounds as if it could have been written by Lenny Bruce or woolley mouse burrows. And it details his slide into the opiate abyss and how he scratched and clawed his way back into the light. It's a remarkable book
Jerry Vairo Describes His Uncle Lefty's Heroin Trafficking
"I think a lot of people don't realize that Pauly bell, you know, Pauly basically had a big hand in the poppy field. Like casinos with big business, but the drug trade. I think people don't like to talk too much about this because it's about it's about the drug trade and we all act like the mafia doesn't like drugs. Meanwhile, they are all pushing it every couple looks the other way. As long as the money flies upward, you know, it's supposed to be a bad word because they saw The Godfather too many times, but they all do it. And I'm sure Pauly, I think you told me he had something to do with, you know, working not him himself, but the poppy feels in turkey in Afghanistan and the post war economy really taking it booming because of the heroin trade. The major heroine, sicilians were major into heroin trafficking in. From what somebody told me, they would also deal the sicilians primarily. The ones in the states that they called the zips. And they would deal with the Colombians. They would deal with the Cubans. There are a lot of drugs, but these guys, they were members of crews. They weren't made members of the American mafia. They were either just independent or poorly specifically, was a made member with the Sicilian mafia, even though he was American born. That's another reason why it's hard to track him down because he was never made with the American mafia. He wasn't on that list. In the private drugs, major and why do you think when somebody is guys would get busted? The boss of the family would go after them personally for getting busted because they're afraid they're going to rat. They don't want to do the time. But why don't they ever go after the guys that were supplying him? Because they're afraid of those guys. They're not messing with the Sicilian zips. And the United States. They're backed by the Sicilian mafia, and the assault with them in black suits come over and black sunglasses and hats. And those they don't care. They'll blow up cars, women and children and
The Story of Paul 'Lefty' Della Universita With His Nephew Jerry Vairo
"Paulie lefty Della university town. He was a protege of Lucky Luciano. And he left, he left an indelible mark on the mafia and American history. This is a guy who personally had his hand in events like the World War II allied invasion of Sicily, the birth of the Las Vegas casinos, the Cuban heroin connection, Jimmy Hoffa's disappearance and the Lufthansa, which was made popular in the film Goodfellas. But I'm telling you, you never heard of him. Well, I'm here to tell you he's real. I don't bullshit you. And on the phone with me straight from Florida is his great nephew, Jerry varro, Jerry. Well, what's up, AJ? How you doing, pal? I'm good. How about yourself? All right, I just. I just basically intro great uncle lefty and let the folks know a little about who he was, what he had his hands in, but there's a million things we could start with. We could start with his upbringing, et cetera, et cetera, his knowing is knowing numbers so well and his left hand that he knocked out a guy, didn't he kill a guy with a punch or some shit like that. And I know there's a big legend around his nickname, but I want to start in 1945. I think Pauley left these about 27 years old at the time and he had masterminded the biggest narcotics highest in American history by hearing about a large shipment of morphine from the New York docks. Got him about a half a $1 million and made him a major player in the mafia, right? That's basically the beginning of him becoming a big player, yeah? Well, at least the beginning when he was mentioned and The New York Times in that True Detective magazine, he did some stuff before that. But that's oh yeah. Yeah. That was when he was noticed by other guys. Like, who's this guy that gets away with doing that? Right. Now the thing that's really, I think when he really came to prominence and again, correct me from, I'm going on memory here, 'cause we sat down, you and I, many times, and I read the book, and I've done the radio shows with you, et cetera. But when this Sicilian stepped in and showed, they kind of showed lefty who really ran America's crime syndicate. And that basically was the Cosa Nostra back in Sicily. So Pauly gets promoted to a position that's basically the Sicilian ambassador to the American mob, right? Correct. He was made from what Tony Napoli told me. He was made at a young age by Lucky Luciano set that whole thing up because guys would be in deported left and right for drugs. They were into drugs big time. And Pauly was American born. So we couldn't be deported. And he was a 100% Sicilian, and he was loyal, and he was under the wing of Luciano and Jimmy alto. So he was a perfect candidate to be that
Rep. Brad Wenstrup on Leaving Americans and Equipment Behind in Afghanistan
"Here's the most amazing thing. When we were doing this, we were not considering the notion that we would leave Americans behind. That we would leave our equipment behind. It goes against every grain of military training you would ever get and I know you know this, that you don't leave soldiers behind and if you have to leave equipment behind you destroy it. So it can't be used by just think of the operation that got bin Laden. They had a helicopter that went bad. They destroyed that helicopter. That's the routine. So where do we go wrong? Where do we go from this hurt? This still hurts. This still hurts badly, and we're still trying to aid any way we possibly can and getting U.S. people out. And those that helped us. We have phone calls coming to our office. Where people, what would be SIVs, especially Visa applicants, from Afghanistan, calling military members who sell number, they still have. And saying, please get me out. I heard one that was so heart wrenching. He goes, they just took out the boy next door and killed him. You know? And we're hiding. Somebody please help me. You know, we left data around. They were able to start texting the interpreters and saying, we know who you are, turn yourself in. I mean, this was a debacle at its worst. And I think America needs to know it and remember it and then to lose the 13 there at the end of August, was extremely sad, unbelievable. You know, our military, we all say send me, don't we? You know? Heroin, you know, we're like, what do you make? What do you mean there's people there? Send me, send me. Well, that doesn't mean much if you're not sent. And that was the situation that we found ourselves
"heroin" Discussed on Dopey: On the Dark Comedy of Drug Addiction
"And i wanted to let you know how you said you feel about. Cigarettes is exactly how. I feel like as you started saying it was like yep. I know where he's going to do all day every day for years and i install jacquart but when i did try to go back through after quitting. I learned that it wasn't saying the same thing from you cigarettes. I often think. I really want one. And i learned that. I just feel like can't after smoke one but that did take learn whatever likes and that is that a soldier for things will always wants. An air is over. It's over and wants to change you. Change no matter how hard you try. You can't fight that reality cause for the better. I've been saving a pack of cigarettes. Because i have tendency to just hold out thing for just in case since i stopped drinking about a month ago i see the full package trash because they know that in my right mind i would not be going back. It took a while for me to embrace my own growth. My phone need for sobriety but without writing the cell. And i hold me back where look at it doing the solitaire towards cigarettes and liking the same. Well knowing that in reality. I don't want to smoke then does no harm the feelings can coke anyway. Yeah i really enjoyed your podcast. That's a email from kendal. You smoke or no. I blacked so many cigarettes on the smoker. So what do you think about this. What is this. What does this email sadio well. Obviously i've known since i was nine years old at six Higher power moment maybe higher power movement. And i i you know that's like 'cause that's the next thing on the list but cigarettes are always like. Oh get eventually but is time to get around smoking sarah for me. I smoke america's yellows hold them in my hands. And i romanticized them. Like i romanticized die for leading into my low death and destruction. Foreshore i think i i. I stopped smoking cigarettes around three years. I have six years. I just got six years. I think i stopped smoking cigarettes around three years but it was more because of my my wife and my kid were giving me shit about it and also i would cough all day coffin cough and cough and on that on that episode. I was saying how like if i have a cigarette. I just wanna smoke all day. Like i wanna do nothing else. I don't want to ever stop you know. I've been smoking cigarettes all day today. And while we're on the phone yeah it's like part of it's part of my daily life goes time. Well listen smoke if you got him. You are amazing on the show riley. I really appreciate you coming through. It was it was great great Talk and like a good message and dude honored and thrilled to have you on. The show is my pleasure. Appreciate it all right so stay strong. Dopey nation and fucking turtles for chris. Bay strong open nation. Book toodle crew. Thanks man what's up. Dave and chris names jake on twenty five years old from west virginia. I just found dopey that he weeks ago in. It's my favorite podcast. Well-timed golfers hilarious. It's just gotten me through some really hard times though. I'm not clean myself. You know it gives me a lot of hope for the future. I really like dave song on deal hilo cover of it here a banjo. Y'all don't mind too much arosa third verse myself. Sorry about the poor quality just on the phone. The sorry about the banjos things. hard to keep did world. My papa said i guess half from now neighborhood now on yeah so be so bad so bad. I ever had up in sky. Plane passed by. Wanna see jake just show. People will be good so bad so bad along be so bad. Ever had him burned out base in listens to pursue friends. I had radio checking all imposing down street up sound so much better when you're also bad so alone so desires ever. I hope you'll hear this makes it through the big box. Emails feel free to play a clip on the show. If you wanna if not a note comes sucks. I appreciate it. Thanks y'all..
"heroin" Discussed on Reefer MEDness
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"heroin" Discussed on Reefer MEDness
"The the goal. The goal is getting your life back. Get employed getting you. How is getting you have a stable relationship. Maybe if maybe get your kids back all the things all the sort of safety nets get those all working first and then you know if everything is then maybe considering going down to nothing but the idea behind a methadone program is not necessarily to get you. Off of opioids altogether right right. What i like about. The candidates component at cannabis is helping them. I gotta tell you though. The doses that he's talking about taking the cannabis are incredibly high. Like i some point in the conversation actually asked them to qualify to actually like i hear him correctly he did say twenty five hundred grams or milligrams of ten milligrams and just just to help. People put it in context. Remind us again. Kirk if i was to go down to the tweed store and buy an edible what how many milligrams is supposed to be at one. Gummy and milligrams. Yeah the thirty milligrams the thirty milligrams you made in those companies While laid you out And linked we're talking. We're talking hundreds of times higher than that so again. I'm not saying that this is not mark experience. But i as a pharmacist. I think i agree. We should throw their. We are not advocating. That everybody on opioids immediately go to thousands of milligrams of cannabis to get them off. That's we're we're we're highlighting one guys. Experience is one guy experience yet but again what it does though it does. It does go back to episodes sixty nine. Where where We learned that cannabis is helping helping people to come off come off. Ben's owes all sorts of medications. I mean the the study studies suggest that if if the government if the government was fun cannabis as medicine where you're probably save dollars As a government with farm products mean. Let's get awaken. The stigma and start looking at how candidates can help. That's why i wanted to bring the story right. Yeah and i'm gonna throw it in a couple other caveats and you feel free to jump in here. I'm trying to defend methadone. But because most people out there haven't had anything to do with the methadone program it's method isn't perfect by any stretch but the other so the big problems problems with opioids. In what way opioids to they are relatively safe. You know we've have cancer patients and other people who are literally opioids large doses. Four years and and it's also counterintuitive. But if you had a safe of heroin it's not really any more dangerous to be on heroin than it is to be on morphine. I'm gonna qualify that. Don't take my license. The heroin is not inherently dangerous. Methadone is inherently dangerous. The the problems. As i see it with opioids is they can be addictive. That's not the end of the world you know. No one wants to be addictive. But being addicted to something is not necessarily life threatening but the tend to be addictive and that can lead to some bad behaviors. You know if. I can't get my fix. I might be now. Attempted to steal to get the money to fix is one of the things that always comes up. And then the other problem with with the opioids is there overdose potential. Like even even people who have been using opioids at huge doses for many years are at risk of accidentally taking too much and then they die. And that's obviously a problem. So those those are kind of the big problems with opioids and methadone is good at reducing does. Is it perfect no. Nothing's perfect for example. I was just rereading so my methadone notes or last chorus i took at. I'm not trying to say this method or bad what was interesting..
"heroin" Discussed on KQED Radio
"They both used heroin, um throughout ah lot throughout their careers, and there are a number of people who wanted to be like Miles Davis, and they took heroin. And we don't know who they are. So the heroin was not. It wasn't the heroin that did it. Miles put in tons of work in order to get to the level where he is that same with me. Um, All I do is work. And so it would be a mist. Ake. If someone thinks that drugs had had played a role in my creativity, or I don't really think that I am created creative. But I know that I work hard. And when I if I use drugs, it's often uh, my, my. Oh, pick moment. My time to chill, relax and be in my own space on DSA. So, um There is a myth about drugs and creativity, where it puts something there. That wasn't there. There are no shortcuts for doing the work. You just have to do the work. Drugs. Some drugs, for example, like amphetamines, they can help you work longer and make sometimes boring, Tedious task, Seymour interesting, But if you don't have it, whatever you produced on on amphetamines. It probably won't be worth much. But if you have it, and you've done some amphetamines and, uh, that'll be good. Maybe it's good you are. We're allowed to work longer harder and maybe you'll produce something that you're happy with. But The work has to have been have you have to have put in the work before you can think that drugs are going to put something that that's not there. Well, that leads me to something. I've been wanting to ask you this whole time, but before I get there What I hear you saying is obviously the talent and the work and the grit. Those are the key ingredients, and there's no way that drugs can substitute or take the place of that. But what I also hear you saying is It's your time to chill and reflect and it gives you this sort of Cocoon where you can sit with your thoughts in a way that maybe you would not do as often or in the same way. As if you were just completely sober all the time, and it's that reflective cocoon period. That's really crucial to creativity. Would you agree with that? I don't know if it's creativity like if if I want to reflect and chill, for example, I oftentimes think a lot about How my behavior has affected other people. Um, for example, my interactions with subordinates did my interactions caused them stress anxiety caused him a problem such that it impacts their loved ones I have. I have to think about those things. And sometimes in the spaces where I I used the substance where I'm just chilling and thinking about it. It helps me to be more conscientious of my interactions with others the next time that's a good thing on DSA. So, uh, sometimes some drugs can help me get to that place better than others, in part because I'm always thinking about the next project. I'm always thinking about Um, uh, the perils of being a black man in America. I'm always thinking about those things and how to make this world a better place for my Children for other people. How do you do that? So my mind is always racing with those kinds of things and Sometimes drugs can help me, um, kind of calm that and think about something else that needs to be attended to like. Oh, my Children, my wife or what? Have you? You're listening to Carl Hart in conversation with Laura Basil on. This is city arts and lectures. You tell Some very moving stories in this book, and one of them goes to the last point that you made about being in the world as a black man and also as the father of black suns, and you Tell this story and it happened in 2019 with your son, Malik I in his school. He's an athlete, a student athlete, and he had come back with some friends after a game and Had gone into the athletic part of the school like Castillo change their clothes, and they were basically escorted out. My security told they could not be there. And even before that happened, it was very clear that the security didn't actually believe that they were students who who belonged to there and more suspicious of them. Essentially because of the color of their skin, And as a result, your son was basically booted off of his own campus in the dark before you could go and get him. And at the same time your beloved family dog was dying. And so you had to deal with the death of the dog. You had to take the dog to the vet and watch this really awful sad process of the dog passing away. Then you had to go collect your son from this really horrible event. And I should also say that the year before Ah, student at this school had called him the n word in a video and so all this is just sort of piling up and you talk about The enormous amount of Pain and anguish and stress and grief that you were feeling and rage. And how you needed to really take some time and step away from that. And go into this different place and be with your wife and use drugs to really figure out how you were going to parent your son through this horrible process, including what happened to Miss school. The dog. And just these lifelong lessons of being a black man in America. Yeah. Um, I don't. This is a very this is still pretty raw. This this situation and, um it's a hard thing to really talk about, but people who will get the book they can read about this story. How just cut through the chase and just talk about how? Yes. So we take time to use something like India May or six A. P. B, uh, read about it on those sort of compounds. Help me and her my wife to, uh reflect, Uh, think about how to handle these situations and also To be loving on empathetic and, um, how to be better people in the face of situations, uh, where other people are not treating you as human as they would have you treat them? On. So how do you do these things when you know there's a problem and you but you don't want due to engage in the same behavior. That the perpetrators those people are engaging in. How do you do it on sometimes something like India, May or six A. P B. Can really enhance your ability to handle these situations firmly. Lovingly on. So, um, I described this in a chapter. Like I said, it's It's very raw, because, um, um Um, you know, it's my belief that if more Americans would have access to that sort of those emotions Those feelings. We would have a better country. We would really care Maura about our fellow citizens and not this lip service. Nonsense that we often time give Uh, to what kind of people we say we are. We are caring, forgiving. We're not, uh on Dean. It's evident by the fact that we don't even have basic hair health care for our citizens on. So, um Like I said, if people had access to those emotions, those feelings, uh they would, uh, work on being better people, and it would be less taxing. To be in America in my skin. When you talk about grace and empathy. Obviously, as a parent, you you summon that for your son and for your wife because you love them and they're your family. I think the much much harder thing to do is to summon grace and empathy for the people who Harming them. And part of what to me was very frustrating about the story was that after this incident at the school, the school's response was to say, OK, Mallika and Dr Hart will Why don't you come in and help us figure out a plan? To make our security system less racist. And if I heard that I would lose my mind. And so I'm wondering if part of this whole process that you're describing is just getting to the point where you can respond..