Why are there so many drug commercials on morning news shows?

Question by 最下の貢献者: Why are there so many drug commercials on morning news shows?
Are rich drug companies the only companies that can afford to advertise in these primetime slots? Is there a different reason?
Rev, I work too, but that’s when I’m getting dressed. I pop the tv on.

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Answer by bubbles
idk maybe because their dumb and want you to do drugs

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There was a news special on about teens smoking an herb/flower to get high- what is it?

Question by McKenzieT: There was a news special on about teens smoking an herb/flower to get high- what is it?
My father called me and said on the ABC news the other night there was a special about highschool kids and college kids going to the health food store and buying some type of herb/flower and smoking it to get high. As a concerned parent, I was wondering if anyone knew what it is they are smoking? Apparently, kids have even died from it.

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Answer by }Y{Btrfly kisses
They probably were talking of Salvia Divinorum
…Here is a article about it…..

Drugs and Chemicals of Concern

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SALVIA DIVINORUM AND SALVINORIN A

(Street Names: Maria Pastora, Salvia)

January 2007
DEA/OD/ODE

Introduction:

Salvia divinorum is a perennial herb in the mint family native to certain areas of the Sierra Mazateca region of Oaxaca, Mexico. The plant grows in large groupings to over three feet in height. Characteristics of the plant include large green leaves, hollow square stems and white flowers with purple calyces. Salvia divinorum is one of several plants that have been employed by the Mazatec Indians for ritual divination and healing. In recent years the active ingredient of Salvia divinorum has been identified as salvinorin A.

There has been interest among young adults and adolescents to discover ethnobotanical plants that can induce hallucinations, changes in perception, and other psychological effects. Since neither Salvia divinorum, or any of its constituents, are listed in the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA), a variety of Internet sites have appeared advertising Salvia divinorum as a legal alternative to plant hallucinogens such as mescaline. Seeds, fresh and dried leaves, plant cuttings, whole plants, and various extracts are purported to be sold over the Internet.

Licit Uses:

Neither Salvia divinorum or active constituent Salvinorin A, has an approved medical use in the United States.

Chemistry and Pharmacology:

Salvinorin A, also called Divinorin A, is believed to be the ingredient responsible for the psychoactive effects of Salvia divinorum. Chemically it is a neoclerodane diterpene found in the leaves, and to a lesser extent in the stems. Other substances have been isolated from the plant, but with the possible exception of salvinorin C, none have been shown to be psychoactive.

In the United States, plant material is either chewed or smoked. When chewed, leaf mass and juice are maintained within the cheek area with absorption occurring across the lining of the oral mucosa (buccal). Effects first appear within 5 to 10 minutes. Dried leaves, as well as extracts purported to be enriched with salvinorin A, are smoked. Smoking pure salvinorin A, at a dose of 200-500 micrograms, results in effects within 30 seconds and lasts about 30 minutes.

A limited number of studies have reported the effects of using either plant material or salvinorin A. Psychic effects include perceptions of bright lights, vivid colors and shapes, as well as body movements and body or object distortions. Other effects include dysphoria, uncontrolled laughter, a sense of loss of body, overlapping realities and hallucinations (seeing objects that are not present). Adverse physical effects may include incoordination, dizziness and slurred speech.

Recent studies using tissue testing (in vitro) assays and functional assays show that salvinorin A acts as a potent agonist on the kappa opioid receptor. This may explain the psychoactive effects of Salvia divinorum and salvinorin A since other drugs acting at kappa opioid receptors have been found to cause dysphoria, illusions, and hallucinations.

Illicit Uses:

Salvia divinorum is chewed or smoked to induce illusions and hallucinations, the diversity of which is described by users as similar to those induced by ketamine, mescaline, or psilocybin.

User Population:

Information on the user population is limited. It appears to be mostly younger adults and adolescents influenced by promotions of the drug on Internet sites.

Illicit Distribution:

Salvia divinorum is grown domestically and imported from Mexico and Central and South America. The Internet is an important venue for the promotion and distribution of Salvia divinorum. It is sold as seeds, fresh or dried leaves, plant cuttings, whole plants, and extracts purported to contain salvinorin A.

Control Status:

Salvia divinorum and salvinorin A are not currently controlled under the CSA. However, a number of states have placed controls on Salvia divinorum and/or salvinorin A. In 2005, Louisiana made it illegal to purchase or distribute Salvia divinorum. Both Delaware and Missouri have added Salvia divinorum and salvinorin A into Schedule I of the states’ drug regulations. Tennessee and Oklahoma have also passed legislation on Salvia divinorum in 2006. In addition, as of January 2007, legislative bills proposing regulatory controls on salvinorin A and/or Salvia divinorum are pending in Alaska, Illinois, Maine, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, and Virginia. Internationally, salvinorin A and/or Salvia divinorum have been placed under regulatory controls in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Italy, Spain, and Sweden.

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Is there a free and unlimited Usenet client?

Question by : Is there a free and unlimited Usenet client?
I’m looking for a Usenet client that’s free and unlimited. All the Usenet clients I’ve found are either pay-only, trials or have limitations unless you pay for packages. Does anyone know where to get one? Thanks!

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Answer by Nerd
NO

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Is there another Usenet program like Spotnet?

Question by TKBscorpion: Is there another Usenet program like Spotnet?
Hey there,

I’ve used Spotnet for my usenet downloads, and I loved the simplicity of it.
I didn’t have to go to nzb site anymore and such, I only needed to start up the program and I could search for stuff I wanted.
The problem is though, that I had to reinstall Windows lately, and it doesn’t work anymore ever since.
It just shows this small logo, and then the process is stopped (I checked task manager).
I tried reinstalling, reinstalling .NET Framework, older versions, running as administrator, but nothing works.
Now I was wondering, do you guys know any Usenet software that is just as easy as Spotnet?
I’ve used Grabit before, but I didn’t like it. it doesn’t have the built-in search feature, you need to go to sites first etc.

Sincerely,

Tkbscorpion.
Unzbin is basically the same as GrabIt. I would like an internal search engine as in Spotnet, it just simplifies is a lot.

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Answer by Masked Musketeer
Unzbin. Does not need Java. Runs on Net Framework 2. It looks like uTorrent and is under 400 kilobytes in size.

It handles RSS subscriptions too.

Use it. Love it.
http://www.unzbin.com/

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Does the RIAA or other agencies typically monitor Usenet newsgroup downloads? Is there any precedent for that?

Question by Duggywuggy: Does the RIAA or other agencies typically monitor Usenet newsgroup downloads? Is there any precedent for that?

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Answer by jedeyebrett
I haven’t heard of any news/website articles that have stated the RIAA have targeted Usenet groups. I know that usenet is harder to track people on, especially if your provider gives you anonymous encrypted connection option. So far the only people the RIAA have targeted are those who use Limewire, or any other piece of software that uses the Gnutella network

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I don’t watch Fox News, so who are there main advertising clients?

Question by Old School ♥ ♦ MC ♣ ♠: I don’t watch Fox News, so who are there main advertising clients?

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Answer by Touche’
Same as every other major network I would imagine

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Is there a way to search the usenet without….?

Question by lucasbuckteacher: Is there a way to search the usenet without….?
having to use a newsreader to download all headers from groups? So that someone could just search for keywords in headers or posters name? I thought there might be a web page that stores the info for searches.

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Answer by MB
groups.google.co.uk contains most usenet newgroups and has a search function

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Is There Access To Usenet (Binary Newsgroup) In Thailand?

Question by cyberbillny: Is There Access To Usenet (Binary Newsgroup) In Thailand?
Hi guys,

I have some questions about Binary Newsgroup, hopefully someone here will be kind enough to share his knowledge.

I am moving to Bangkok (from USA) very soon and was wondering about Usenet or Newsgroup access in Thailand.

I am currently subscribed to Giganews, who claims that they provide service in Asia. However, I heard that Thailand actually blocks some websites and there seems to be only a few Binary Newsgroup about Thailand. This leads me to feel uncertain if Usenet/Newsgroup access is entirely blocked or simply not available.

Question 1: Is there access to Usenet/Newgroup in Thailand ? Anyone here use Usenet/Newgroup in Thailand ?

Question 2: If Usenet/Binary newsgroup is accessible, will I be able to access and download from all groups or some groups are not accessible?

Question 3: If Usenet/Newsgroup is not available in Thailand, does anyone know any alternative for Binary downloading?

Thank you very much.

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Answer by Gerald J
I’m in Thailand and there’s no problem accessing the website. When web access is restricted, either the entire site is blocked or only webpages that are deemed offensive are blocked. From what I can tell about the website, I don’t think you’ll have a problem unless they offer articles or blogs offensive to the Monarchy, are politically sensitive or contain pornography. It’s also very easy to access web content that is blocked by using a proxy server which I used during the most recent Olympics as NBC’s live feeds were otherwise inaccessable here due to licensing and copyright infringements over here. Although there are some 50,000 websites that are blocked or partially blocked here, I never have a problem with blocked websites, but I never search for websites that contain negative articles about the Monarchy or pornography either.

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