The Drug That Made Crack Look Like Ovaltine


Over the years, many drugs have been labeled the most toxic, addictive or harmful substances on the planet. But crack and heroin pale in comparison to a decapacitating agent once used by the U.S. military on its own soldiers. This substance is so toxic, in fact, that it can best described as a poison rather than a drug.

The compound in question is BZ.

3-Quinuclidinyl benzilate, or “BZ” for short, is a deliriant that causes stupor, confusion and hallucinations. Worse yet, its effects last upward of 92 hours, often causing days of distress in subjects under its influence.

And that’s if they’re lucky.

Others may suffer severely increased body temperature, loss of consciousness and even coma or death.

The purpose of these human studies was to determine the effectiveness of BZ as an incapacitating agent against the Viet Cong. The noxious compound was even made into a series of 750 lb. cluster bombs to be dropped on the unsuspecting enemy at a moment’s notice (as if Agent Orange weren’t bad enough).

Fortunately, these munitions were destroyed between 1988 and 1989, but their legacy will live on. It’s speculated that BZ is the drug featured in the movie Jacob’s Ladder.

This video clip and article from The New Yorker take you inside the minds of BZ test subjects and the creepy personnel who were running the show.

Further Reading:

BZ Effects

BZ Experience Reports

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Toxic Tar Sands: Coming to a City Near You

8631310158_bc20b6bc9f_oArkansas residents are suing Exxon Mobil for spewing 5,000 barrels of toxic tar sands oil into the small town of Mayflower, AR.

Pegasus, the offending pipeline, is a 65-year-old monstrosity that transports crude oil from Canada between Texas and Illinois.  When the pipeline burst, residents were evacuated and prohibited from filming/photographing the scene as cleanup crews attempted to sop up the spill with paper towels.  (More on that here).

According to Renee Sharp, director of research at the Environmental Working Group, “A single sample of tar sands oil included chemicals that cause cancer in humans and produce serious and permanent birth defects in children.”  These include but are not limited to:

Benzene – human carcinogen

Xylene – nervous system toxin

Chromium – carcinogen; teratogen

Toluene – kidney and nervous system toxin; teratogen

Lead – brain toxin (causes irreversible brain damage in children)

Ethylbenzene – carcinogen; developmental toxin

Once the Keystone XL pipeline project is underway, the “accident” in Arkansas could happen in towns and cities across the country.   It’s far from an isolated incident.  Maybe those tree-hugging hippies aren’t so crazy after all?

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Kermit Gosnell Media Blackout


There was blood on the floor. A stench of urine filled the air… [F]etal remains [were] haphazardly stored throughout the clinic– in bags, milk jugs, orange juice cartons, and even in cat-food containers…

In some instances, surgical incisions had been made at the base of the fetal skulls. The investigators found a row of jars containing just the severed feet of fetuses.  —  Grand Jury Report

Illegal late-term abortions, a dead woman, filthy working conditions…these are a few of the horrors that took place in Kermit Gosnell’s Philadelphia clinic.  Any one of these things would make for a scandalous news headline.  So why has the media been silent on the story?

Gosnell’s most atrocious crimes involved the murder of fully developed fetuses, many old enough to survive outside the womb.  He did so by cutting their necks and spinal cords with surgical scissors, a process he called “snipping”.  For reasons known only to Gosnell, he liked to keep the severed feet of his tiny victims in jars strewn around the clinic.

Gosnell was originally charged with 7 counts of murder, but several of those have been thrown out.  He is now facing life in prison without parole for three counts of first-degree murder.  Justice served?

The 2010 raid of Gosnell’s clinic was not the beginning of the saga.  He has a long and disturbing history of violations that were ignored by Pennsylvania regulators.  The first formal complaint was made in 1989, when he was cited for failing to have nurses in the recovery room.  Things only deteriorated from there.  At least 46 lawsuits were filed against Gosnell over the course of his career.

No other mass murder case in history that has gotten so little media attention.  According to Kristen Powers of USA Today, none of the three major TV networks had mentioned the Gosnell trial in the last three months (as of April 2013).   If someone walked into a NICU unit and started slaughtering newborns, it would be front page news.

No matter where you stand on the abortion debate, one thing’s for sure: Kermit Gosnell is a sick man.  But what about the almighty regulatory agencies who failed to protect these women and babies, allowing Gosnell to operate undisturbed for DECADES?  If they’re not brought to justice, this could easily happen again.

(Watch the short documentary 3801 Lancaster below to hear from Gosnell’s patients)

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Minamata Disease

Mercury poisoning epidemic in Minamata, Japan.  The company responsible (The Chisso Corporation) is still in business today.

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Hepatitis Studies at Willowbrook

Willowbrook State School was once the largest state-run mental institution in the U.S, housing over 6,000 intellectually disabled patients. You may have heard of the deplorable conditions that lead to its closing in 1987–overcrowding, disease and physical/sexual abuse. What you may not know is that Willowbrook was the site of one of the longest-running unethical human experiments in American history; one that involved mentally handicapped children.

Early on, there was a high rate of Hepatitis A among Willowbrook patients due to filthy living conditions. Instead of viewing it as a major human rights violation, researchers seized the opportunity to test their Hepatitis A vaccine on unwitting children. Kids were fed fecal extracts taken from other infected patients, resulting in development of Hepatitis A. This practice was defended with the excuse that “they would’ve gotten it anyway.”

The enrollment process was also highly unethical. For years, children were only granted a bed in the hospital on the condition that their parents enrolled them in the hepatitis tests. There was no other way to enter but through the hepatitis unit.

The study spanned 14 years, lasting from 1956 to 1970.

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What Do Alcohol & Benzene Have In Common? (Starts With a ‘C’)

FotoFlexer_PhotoalcocancerCancer is one of those rare afflictions that affects everybody.  If you haven’t had it, you know someone who has.  Rates of most types of cancer have risen dramatically in the past 50 years.

Even so, ‘cancer fatigue’ is rampant in this country.  With each new study alerting us to a potential killer in our homes, we grow more apathetic.  But the “everything-causes-cancer-so-why-worry-about-it” attitude is flawed.  Dangerous, even.  While worrying about cancer is a waste of time, burying your head in the sand is also foolish.  Not all carcinogens are created equal.

The list of potential cancer culprits could fill 10 textbooks, so we’ll focus on the most common ones.  Namely, alcohol.  This lengthy Wikipedia page blames alcohol for some 389,100 cancer cases each year (3.6% of all cancers).  Like benzene and asbestos, alcohol is classified as a Group I carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

But you’d have to drink a lot to get cancer, right?  Not necessarily.  It appears that, for some people, even modest amounts can raise cancer risk significantly.  Like women, for instance.  Specifically, drinking ups your risk of developing cancers of the mouth, pharynx, esophagus, larynx, rectum, breast, and liver.  Drink more and the list gets longer.

If you’re looking for someone to blame for this mess, look in the mirror. Unlike the blatant tobacco industry lies that permeated the 20th Century, there is no conspiracy to hide the effects of alcohol from the public.  It’s just that nobody cares.  We perpetrate the lie by treating alcohol as a benign social lubricant rather than the toxic drug it is.  It’s a staple in bars, nightclubs, parties and anywhere else people can be seen having fun.  The writing’s on the wall, but will we take off our blinders long enough to see it?

While less toxic drugs are banned outright, alcohol is openly pushed on the public.  Half-nude women are the new Joe Camel.  In addition to its harmful health effects, alcohol plays a huge role in societal ills like drunk driving, domestic violence, rape and assault.  These harms highlight the glaring hypocrisy of modern drug policy.  If drug scheduling was based on relative harm, alcohol and tobacco would promptly replace marijuana and LSD as Schedule I controlled substances.

Therein lies the hypocrisy.

Other common Group I carcinogens include oral birth control, peanuts, diesel exhaust and–ironically–the chemotherapy drug Tamoxifen.

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From MK-ULTRA to “Bioethics:” Mind Control Past & Present

Mind Control Victims (Past)

Mind Control Victims (Present)

Ain’t nothin’ changed but the seasons.

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