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Artist Takes Different Drug Every Day and Draws His Self-Portrait | Bored Panda

Artist Takes Different Drug Every Day and Draws His Self-Portrait | Bored Panda | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
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Thanks to Joe L. for turning me onto this story.

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Andrea Boschert's comment, January 22, 2013 4:03 AM
This is an interesting but short article. I’m not sure what the aim of this article is. Seems they would be promoting self exploration through various drug uses, some of which are illegal to acquire within the US. (Absinth). He is no doubt very artistic but admiring the work of someone who has suffered probably major brain damage by now is not the best example to be setting for young people. They have that new drug 'bath salt' out that is turn people into cannibals, is that something people should be eager to experiment with to discover the 'art' from within? This is ludicrous but I do have to admit I like the art work. :-/
Robert Boutang's comment, January 22, 2013 6:40 AM
This article is not sending out a good message to anyone. The subject is using illegal drugs. I cannot see why the news media would even print an article like this one. Articles like this only give other people ideas to do the same thing. If the news media is going to print articles on people who admitted using illegal drugs they should put out a positive message to the youth is the one that Lyle Alzado put out.
Alzado was one of the first major US sports figures to admit to using anabolic steroids. In the last years of his life, as he battled against the brain tumor that eventually caused his death, Alzado asserted that his steroid abuse directly led to his fatal illness. shortly before his death, Alzado recounted his steroid abuse in an article in Sports Illustrated,
I started taking anabolic steroids in 1969 and never stopped. It was addicting, mentally addicting. Now I'm sick, and I'm scared. Ninety percent of the athletes I know are on the stuff. We're not born to be 300 lb (140 kg) or jump 30 ft (9.1 m). But all the time I was taking steroids, I knew they were making me play better. I became very violent on the field and off it. I did things only crazy people do. Once a guy sideswiped my car and I beat the hell out of him. Now look at me. My hair's gone, I wobble when I walk and have to hold on to someone for support, and I have trouble remembering things. My last wish? That no one else ever dies this way.
Alzado died at age forty-three
Elizabeth Y Molina's comment, January 24, 2013 4:59 PM
This was a super short article. It was interesting, but short. The pictures were really interesting in that it showed that some drugs were a lot stronger than others. I think the only crime here is that he was doing illegal drugs. Other than that, I personally do not see anything wrong with what he did. If he wants to do these things to kick start his career, so be it. It is his body and I surely hope he knew the negative things that were going to happen to him after taking all these drugs. I know artists nowadays have to push the envelope so that they can stand out so it wasn’t really surprising to me that he did this. All I can say really is that I hope he isn’t going to try and get a federal job in the near future because he wouldn’t pass a drug test!

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Well, you have to wonder what drove the owner of this dog to engage in a horrid act on an animal this like.  In my opinion this gives me more insight to what law enforcement has to engage in everyday.  Not only do they have to deal with calls against persons but animals as well.  This makes the job harder because it compels the police force to be more aware of different criminal activities that happen in cities.  I can see how it could be a problem because some people may not think that animals deserve the same treatment as people but animals are beings too.

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Defendant backs out of plea agreement in Western Alaska platinum mining case

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Jeffrey Evan's curator insight, Today, 2:05 AM

This is from my neck of the bush, right across the bay from where I was raised anyway.  I personally find this atrocious because everyone from this region relies on subsistence fishing to get by for the winter months.  I personally would never feel the same way again if I was fishing from the streams that the waste was dumped into.  It is difficult to police the southwest regions or any rural areas because of the vast geographical distances law enforcement officers have to travel to respond to certain cases.  Which also makes me glad that they were able to indict the people who were responsible for the mess.  

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L.A. County's jail population at lowest number in three years

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Jerry Ibarra's curator insight, January 25, 11:22 AM

 Waiting for the next shoe to drop in California. The effect of the crime rate after release. Theoretically the Mental Health Parity Act and Addiction Equity Act  coupled with the Affordable Care Act will provide many services for the formerly incarcerated to help curb crime since many crimes have underlying addiction and mental health issues, The federal prison system is now allowing for rehabilitation and treatment of mental health prisoners, http://www.patrickjkennedy.net/articles/thousands-prisoners-treated-mental-illness#sthash.yGsYNrFG.  ;

 

California has struggled with defining what the word "rehabilitation" means in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation institution. Hopefully change is on it's way, more effective treatment before release not after. 

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For Now, the Supreme Court Has Little to Say About the Issue of Online Harassment | VICE | United States

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I personally don't buy it.  These guys do this to threaten and intimidate and FB is not like him telling a buddy that he hates his Ex.  This type of communication is out there and has ways of connecting to his Ex.  This also gives an incentive for a potential attacker to make threats and then say "JK, that was art" and then the cops not be able to do anything.

The responsible reaction is for state legislatures to take up the task of drafting law that recognizes True Threat Doctrine, but specifically defines these type of threats as something different.  The intent shouldn't be required to show the threat was intended to be followed up on, just a presumed intent if any reasonable person would understand that their threats could be interpreted as verbal terrorism, etc.

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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, June 1, 3:05 AM

Drugs are going to continue to be bought and used - and the internet ‘eBay-type’ service offered greater safety and quality control for purchasers, so all we’ve done is make it more dangerous. How can that be sensible? 

Clay Faris's comment, June 1, 4:48 AM
It isn't sensible. It is a continuation of the failed policies (40+ years now) of the "war on drugs". But you know, hey, let's keep right on pretending that what we do makes a difference. At its core the drug issue is simple economics......law of supply and demand. Prohibition doesn't work.
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In South Africa, continuing racism leads blacks to doubt Mandela's vision

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Consider the source, but the message may be relevant within the context of White Collar Crime.

Keep in mind the idea that President Eisenhower warned about the Military-Industrial Complex in his farewell address.  You can also refer to C. Wright Mills' work on White Collar Crime.  Mills is known for his work on the Military-Industrial Complex.

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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, June 1, 5:36 AM

SIS THIS VACCINE GET TESTED ON ANIMALS FIRST AND IF SO SIS IT GIVE THE ANIMALS CANCER AND THEY JUST WROTE IT OFF AND DECIDED TO TRY IT ON THE LESS FORTUNATE HUMANS THAT HAE NEED OF VACCINE INCLUDING CHILDREN. IF WE NEVER KNOW FROM WHENCE OUR HELP COME WHY IS THE GOVERNMENT ALLOWING ELIMINATION BT VACCINE OR NOT!

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'Love locks' to be removed from Paris bridge

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"The city of Paris will start removing padlocks from the Pont des Arts on Monday, effectively ending the tourist tradition of attaching 'love locks' to the bridge. For years, visitors have been attaching locks with sentimental messages to the bridge in symbolic acts of affection. Some further seal the deal by throwing keys into the Seine River below.  It was considered charming at first, but the thrill wore off as sections of fencing on the Pont des Arts crumbled under the locks' weight. The bridge carries more than 700,000 locks with an estimated combined weight roughly the same as 20 elephants."


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Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, June 1, 9:56 AM

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Marc Meynardi's curator insight, June 2, 1:53 AM

This tradition is particularly appreciated by Chinese tourist. Annecy got a bride called "lLe Pont des Amours" where love locks are regularly removed.

Leslie G Perry's curator insight, June 2, 8:32 AM

I LOVE Seth Dixon's insight on this and how it figures in with Design Technology. What mark do we leave and why? What are the unintended consequences of leaving out mark?

 

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Graffiti, tombstones, love locks, monuments...each of these are manifestations of people's desire to have some tangible impact on the landscape.  Something that manifests a connection to place in a profoundly personal way. 

 

Questions to Ponder: Why do people want leave a mark on places that are meaningful to them?  When do you think that they that these markers are appropriate or inappropriate?  Do we have more of a 'right' to mark some places than others? Why do many oppose these personal marks on the landscape?

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Ex-Fifa vice president Jack Warner swallows Onion spoof

Ex-Fifa vice president Jack Warner swallows Onion spoof | Criminology and Economic Theory | Scoop.it
Football executive uses story from satirical website as basis for defending Fifa against US
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American Justice??????? We've been played........

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American Justice???????  We've been played........ 


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Always consider the source, but it's an interesting question: is the Holder Memo reasonable in this?  Should we be interested in collateral damage?  Should we reward companies that cooperate and later admit guilt after fixing the problems?  Should this include only fines and no imprisonment?

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