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The Knockout Game: Real or Ruse?

It’s been called many things, including “knockout king”, “point ‘em out, knock ‘em out”, and most commonly, “the knockout game”.  Whatever label you slap on it, however, the purpose of this violent game is the same – knockout an unsuspecting victim with a single punch. Unfortunately, incidents of this specific form of brutality are increasing…

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  • Horrific Truth behind the movie “Puncture”

    It is not a very well-kept secret that medicine is big business and that money and corporate influence play a significant role in to what medications, treatments and equipment reach patients and healthcare workers.  This reality was highlighted in the 2011 movie Puncture.  Puncture details how control over the market for needles contributed to the death…

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  • Moscow: Punk-Rock Prank Leads to Two Year Prison Sentence

    On February 21, 2012, five members of the all-girl punk rock group, Pussy Riot, staged a “punk prayer” inside one of Russia’s most prominent Orthodox Churches. In their protest, which lasted mere moments, the group members denounced what they perceived as Vladimir Putin’s regime and his ties to the Orthodox community. The History of Soviet…

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  • Horse: It’s What’s for Dinner?

    Eating Horse: A Social Taboo in The U.S.A. and the U.K. In both the United Kingdom and the United States, the act of eating horse meat, or hippophagy, is taboo, and even appalling to many, though it’s not illegal. So, when it was revealed in February 2013 that up to 100% of the meat found…

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  • PMDD: A Women’s Only Mental Disorder?

    When the fifth edition of the Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) was issued, there was a newly classified mental disorder tucked away in the voluminous 991 page book. It’s called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PPMD) and, up until the book’s publication, it was known merely as a condition. Now, however, because of its reclassification…

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  • Shameless Social Security Disability Scams

    In Utah a video was discovered that depicted a 40-year old man rocking out to music while playing an air guitar.  Another video showed a 31-year old woman playing the drums at one of her band’s concerts.  These videos would be amusing or entertaining if they were not evidence of social security disability fraud.  The…

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  • Blackfish: Sea World v. OSHA

    Workplace safety has been a cause of concern in the United States for over a century.  Such concern has led to a slew of federal and local workplace safety regulations. The Railroad Safety Appliance Act helped significantly reduce the number of worker injuries in the railroad industry.  Coal mine worker fatalities averaged over 2,000 a…

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  • What are the Legal Penalties for “Sippin on Sizzurp”?

    “Sippin’ on Some Sizzurp” Can Leave You Sittin’ in a Cell Sizzurp is one of a number of slang terms used for a potent prescription strength cough syrup. Other names for the drug include purple drank, lean, and purple jelly, among others. There are also several potential drug combinations that, when mixed together, can produce…

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  • The Digital Drug Trade: Shutting Down the Silk Road, Will More Follow?

    Closed for Business, or Not? Vice ecommerce are online marketplaces and much like the familiar Amazon and Ebay they exist to provide products to anxious customers. Unlike your typical ecommerce sites, however, these sites specialize in selling illegal products. Selling products ranging from drugs to counterfit documents and weapons, these illicit websites are the virtual…

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