Friday, November 9, 2007

Drew Carey Defends Medical Marijuana

“I think it’s clear by now that the federal government needs to reclassify marijuana. People who need it should be able to get it – safely and easily,” says The Price Is Right and Power of 10 host Drew Carey in a new video examining medical marijuana and the war on drugs.
One of the most outrageous consequences of the war on drugs is the federal crackdown on medical marijuana, which is used by patients to help treat the effects of cancer, glaucoma, HIV-AIDS, chronic pain and nausea, and other severe symptoms associated with serious illnesses. Medical marijuana prescribed by a physician is legal in 12 states, yet federal agents are raiding state-approved dispensaries and preventing patients from having safe access to this drug.
In Episode 2 of's Drew Carey Project, Drew takes a look at patients who need and use medical marijuana in California, and how the federal government is making their lives even worse.
Episode 1 of's Drew Carey Project, Gridlock, is here.
Drew Carey on Medical

It's in their job description

That includes removing water off the artificial turf.

Just a Walk in the Park

Think Green


Proof Positive

If They Only Had A Brain!

A man, wanting to rob a downtown Bank of America, walked into the branch and wrote "this is a stickup. Put all your money in this bag." While standing in line, waiting to give his note to the teller, he began to worry that someone had seen him write the note and might call the police before he reached the teller window. So he left the Bank of America and crossed the street to Wells Fargo. After waiting a few minutes in line, he handed his note to the Wells Fargo teller. She read it and, surmising from his spelling errors that he was not the brightest light in the harbor, told him that she could not accept his stickup note because it was written on a Bank of America deposit slip and that he would either have to fill out a Wells Fargo deposit slip or go back to Bank of America. Looking somewhat defeated, the man said, "OK" and left. The Wells Fargo teller then called the police who arrested the man a few minutes later, as he was waiting in line back at Bank of America.


Urinal game banned by killjoy Belgium police

Remember that urinal-based racing game that was making the rounds this summer? You know, the one you drive with your pee, and which warns you against drunk driving if you're not controlling your car too well? Well the Belgium police didn't seem to find it too amusing, and have banned the "Place to Pee" version of the game installed at GamePower Expo in Gent, Belgium as an indecency offence. We're guessing they're just tired of missing out on all those exciting men's room tourneys.

Your coffee smells like cat piss

Small Bits of News

Black Bear Steals Minivan
You might say he's smarter than the average bear. A black bear is on one New Jersey police department's most wanted list. He or she apparently broke into a minivan looking for chocolate and then took a little joyride. The minivan in question was damaged, specifically a window where the bear apparently forced his way in. Vernon police officers have since made a "Wanted" poster, featuring a picture of "Yogi Bear." With news video.

Teen sues Cardinals over message
A teenager from Illinois is suing the Cardinals, claiming she was ostracized at school after a crude comment about her was shown at the ballpark last year.
The message appeared on a scoreboard that allows fans to display custom remarks via their cell phones. According to the lawsuit, she was at a game with her high school in May 2006 when a female classmate sent the offending message.
It claimed the plaintiff “has an STD! Eww!”
The girl, then 16, is identified only by her initials — A.B.
The suit, filed Wednesday in St. Louis Circuit Court, claims that the “shame and humiliation” she suffered forced her to stay out of school, take her final exams in a separate office, and seek psychological counseling.
Almost all of her friends were at the game, the suit says, and afterwards “boys that she was friends with would no longer associate” with her.

LoJack Undoes Scheme To Fake SUV Theft
Sheriff's officials say an Oceanside woman who was behind on car payments faked that her 1999 GMC Yukon was stolen and hid it in a friend's backyard in Escondido, not realizing it was equipped with a LoJack system.
After the woman filed a stolen vehicle report with the Oceanside police department and a claim with her insurance company, police activated the LoJack and traced the SUV's location, said sheriff's Capt.
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The Worst Robber In Scotland
Scotland's most useless armed robber was so hopeless at hold-ups that he couldn't even scare a shop assistant into giving him a carrier bag.
David Allan, 24, went into a convenience store with an air pistol in his trousers and demanded cash. But the woman behind the counter repeatedly refused to open the till.
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Nursing home resident had maggots in his eye
A Volusia County nursing home resident who was taken to a hospital on Wednesday for respiratory problems had maggots in one of his eyes, an infected breathing tube, a partially inserted catheter and bed sores, according to authorities.The unidentified 82-year-old University Center West nursing home resident was transported to Florida Hospital DeLand, where staff members discovered the ailments, DeLand police said. Deland investigators confirmed that maggots were found in the man's left eye and that they had never seen anything like it. With news video.