Holy Shit. Did you guys hear about the dude that ate the other's dude's face in Miami? Well, now I'm reading that the guy doing the eating might have been on bath salts. I've already posted one thread about bath salts with some weird ass news stories, but this Miami zombie attack takes the cake.
There's even a picture of the guy with his face eaten off that's too disgusting for me to post. Apparently bath salts cause a major surge in adrenaline that can last for hours.
They got it wrong with "Reefer Madness". But this is definitely "Bath Salt Madness".
(of course, the bath salt angle could just be media bullshit) Anyway, I couldn't pass up the thread title.
On Saturday in Miami, a naked, "zombielike" man viciously attacked a homeless man, biting off and eating much of his face. Police shot and killed the 31-year-old attacker, Rudy Eugene, who, according to some news outlets, may have been high on "bath salts" at the time of his cannibalistic attack.
These soothing-sounding substances are not what they seem. Manufactured in China and sold legally online and in drug paraphernalia stores under misleading brand names like "Ivory Wave," bath salts contain a bevy of newly concocted chemicals, such as methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), which aren't yet banned by the federal government. When snorted, injected or smoked, the synthetic powders can induce a state of paranoid delirium paired with abnormal strength, a combination that often leads to horrific acts of violence.
In short, "bath salts" actually do live up to the warnings of old-school anti-drug ads, which cautioned potential users of insanity, death and murder. The salts work by putting the brain's survival instincts into overdrive, essentially causing an extreme adrenaline rush that lasts for hours rather than moments. http://news.yahoo.com/bath-salts-drive- ... 36191.html
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A quick search of "Bath salts + goat boy" brought this little gem up:
Mark Thompson, found in women's lingerie standing over dead goat, was high on 'bath salts':
A West Virginia man claims he was high on "bath salts" when he allegedly stabbed a neighbor's goat to death while wearing women's underwear. Mark Thompson was charged with cruelty to animals after being arrested at his home on Monday, authorities said. The pygmy goat, named Bailey, had been purchased as a gift for a 4-year-old boy when it somehow wound up in 19-year-old Thompson's home, The Charleston Gazette reported. "They told him that my goat was wandering around in Mark's house and better come and get it," Lisa Powers, grandmother of the 4-year-old, told the West Virginia newspaper. "They called my nephew because he'd been there before." When he, along with two other women, arrived at the house, they made their way to Thompson's bedroom. "He told them, 'Don't come in, I'm naked,'" Powers told The Gazette. "But they opened the door and he was standing there with his pants down. He had on women's clothing and the goat was dead and there was blood everywhere." Officers found the small gray-and-white goat wearing a pink collar lying dead on the floor, blood coming from its neck, according to a police report. A pornographic magazine photo was found lying near the animal's carcass. Thompson told police he had been using bath salts to get high for at least three days.
I'm not sure if the bath salts part of the Miami story is true or not, but what pisses me off is the description of bath salts given by a lot of news organizations. I keep seeing articles describing it as "The New LSD", when it is much more similar to Meth in both chemical composition and effects. Piss poor journalism makes me angry.
I like Dr. Drew. I have 40 gigs of the old 'Loveline' with him and Adam Carolla.
I thought white trash had found its drug of choice with meth. NOPE. There's a new drug in town, hillbillies. It's called bath salts.
"Sheeit. I gotta git me some a dat. Hey Maynard, let's go down to the tobacco shop and git some bath salts." "Hell yeah. Let's do it, Lavonne." (minutes later after a quick drive to the store in Lavonne's El Camino) Gnaw..gnaw..slurp..gnaw..gnaw "Maynard, you're eatin my fuckin face off, you co%#sucker." "Yew taste good, Lavonne."
And so ends another episode of "America, The New Normal".
(The song begins at around the 30 second mark)
TAMPA, Fla. - First came Miami: the case of a naked man eating most of another man's face. Then Maryland, a college student telling police he killed a man, then ate his heart and part of his brain.
It was different in New Jersey, where a man stabbed himself 50 times and threw bits of his own intestines at police. They pepper-sprayed him, but he was not easily subdued.
He was, people started saying, acting like a zombie. And the whole discussion just kept growing, becoming a topic that the Internet couldn't seem to stop talking about.
An Ace Hardware store in Nebraska features a "Zombie Preparedness Center" that includes bolts and fasteners for broken bones, glue and caulk for peeling skin, and deodorizers to freshen up decaying flesh. "Don't be scared," its website says. "Be prepared."
On uncrate.com, you can find everything you need to survive the apocalypse - zombie-driven or otherwise - in a single "bug-out bag." The recommended components range from a Mossberg pump-action shotgun and a Cold Kukri machete to a titanium spork for spearing all the canned goods you'll end up eating once all the fresh produce has vanished.
I really don't understand how this happens. These are things my imaginary donkey has experienced,and for 3 days straight, just like these poor folks...while my imaginary pet donkey did see shadow people and things like that, not once did he feel the urge to follow any psychotic impulses. Perhaps my imaginary pet donkey just got lucky or perhaps his nervous system is just wired in a way to be equipped to handle it better than others, but every time I read a story like this it blows my mind. It almost doesn't seem real...but sadly, it's all too real. My imaginary pet donkey says he had some of the most meaningful, spiritual experiences he has ever had with some of these substances...it really does give credence to the saying, ymmv.