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About dr.goodhead

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  1. raves=crackhouses?

    Federal Government Launches Anti-Rave Offensive by Raves.com In New Orleans this week, a well-known rave promoter, James "Donnie" Estopinal, 32, of New Orleans club owner Robert J. Brunet, 37, of Metairie, and his brother Brian Brunet, 33, of Tampa, Fla. will turn themselves in to a federal court after having been indicted under a 1986 federal "anti-crack house" law. The indictments represent the beginning of what federal authorities have indicated will be a nationwide effort to shut down the rave scene in an effort to reduce drug use among young people. By equating raves with crackhouses, the government is asserting that drug use is the primary purpose for holding the events, and, in fact, is the central focus of the rave culture itself. If they are successful, it will be de facto illegal to hold or promote an electronic music event anywhere in America. The defendants, who are not accused of any direct involvement with illicit drugs, are nevertheless facing 20 years in prison and $500,000 fines SIMPLY FOR THROWING RAVES. The case has received widespread media coverage since the indictments were announced last week, as, for the first time in a generation, government forces have essentially declared war on an entire youth culture. The outcome of this case carries serious implications, not only for the rave community, but for young people everywhere. Eddie Jordan, the federal prosecutor who brought the case, told ABC News that he has already heard from US Attorneys around the country who are hoping to use this same strategy to arrest rave promoters in their own districts. You can read the local New Orleans coverage of the case at: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v01/n076/a07.html?7132 As shocking as they seem, however, the arrests in New Orleans do not come as a complete surprise. Nearly one year ago, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) launched an intensive anti-rave media campaign, which has resulted in enormous coverage of raves and ecstasy by the national media. Six months ago, the DEA held a conference on "raves and club drugs" in Washington DC, during which numerous speakers claimed that raves were "nothing more than crack houses." The seeds for this crackdown, then, have been sown for some time. You can read a report on the DEA Ecstasy Conference at: http://www.cognitiveliberty.org/reports/DEAconf.htm The final justification, it seems, for this offensive came less than one month ago when the results of the latest National Household Survey on Drug Abuse showed that ecstasy use among young people had skyrocketed. Availability of the drug was also shown to have risen sharply. Thus, armed with enough statistics and rhetoric to frighten American parents, and enough media hype to push politicians to feed their budgets, the federal drug war bureaucracy swung into action. But the chosen strategy - trying to equate raves with crackhouses - presents significant hurdles for the DEA. According to the 1986 law against crack house operators, a "crack house" is a place "created or maintained for the purpose of" conducting illegal drug activity. This may be difficult for federal prosecutors to show in any case. In New Orleans, it seems that the promoter and club in question took standard measures to prevent drug use from occurring. All patrons were searched upon entering, and those found with illegal drugs inside the club, or even suspected of having illegal drugs on them, were either ejected or arrested by the club’s security. These are standard practices within the music industry, and hardly the actions of someone whose purpose was to provide a venue for people to use illegal drugs. In singling out the electronic music events from other music events where drug use takes place, this indictment constitutes a serious violation of the First Amendment rights of a community’s free expression and right to assemble. Music is a constitutionally protected form of free speech, and banning or"cracking down" upon the gatherings of one form of music culture is something that can and must be opposed. Banning raves is unlikely to prevent youth drug use, but such a move IS likely to increase the risks of the use that does occur. In Florida, for example, six young people died last Spring when a batch of fake ecstasy tablets containing PMA passed through the state. None of these individuals who died purchased their pills at raves. In fact, the deaths occurred in the wake of "Operation Heat Rave," a concerted effort by Florida law enforcement and the state’s drug czar’s office to close down the rave scene there. Perhaps if the rave scene had been allowed to continue, and the State of Florida worked with the industry to implement safe settings protocols and harm reduction measures, one or more of these young people who died would have come across a DanceSafe booth and learned to identify and avoid the deadly PMA Mitsubishi tablets going around. Banning raves will not stop drug use, nor will it prevent deaths from misuse and abuse, but it will make it much harder for public health organizations who do outreach to drug users to get potentially life-saving information into the hands of those who need it. Check the DanceSafe website very soon for more information. DanceSafe, in conjunction with the American Civil Liberties Union and a number of promoters around the country, have been working intensely during the last week to put together a plan of action, which we will be launching shortly. http://www.dancesafe.org Contact Info: Raves.com http://www.raves.com ------------------ "Work like you don't need the money Love like you've never been hurt Dance like nobody is watching"
  2. warning!

    i received an email that there are some bad pills that have recently killed 9 people on the east coast: 1 in NY and 8 in FL. they are blue "ufo's" stamped on both sides. i went to dancesafe.org to see if they had any more info and they did have that pill listed as containing the drug DXM. just be aware that what you think is one thing could be something totally different. if you haven't been to dancesafe check it out it's a great site! here's an article from dancesafe about DXM.. What is DXM? DXM is dextromethorphan. It is a legal cough suppressant found in many over-the-counter cough syrups. In high doses it acts as a "dissociative anaesthetic" like ketamine or PCP. A high dose will cause you to feel very spacey and "out of it," and you may lose motor control (your legs may feel wobbly, for example, or at very high doses you won't be able to move much at all). It can also produce audio and visual hallucinations, and can sometimes cause nausea and itchy skin. Some people use DXM recreationally. When they do, they nearly always do it at home, in bed or on their couch. DXM isdefinitely not a dance drug, and getting scammed with a DXM tablet when you are expecting ecstasy is no fun at all. It can also be quite dangerous. Watch Out! High doses of DXM have contributed to numerous cases of rave-related heatstroke. Most heatstroke emergencies DanceSafe volunteers have witnessed around the country have resulted after an individual unsuspectingly consumedDXM rather than MDMA. Many drugs can increase the risk of heatstroke in a hot environment by inhibiting the body's ability to regulate its temperature. Both MDMA and DXM carry this risk, but anecdotal evidence suggests DXM is much more likely to contribute to life-threatening heatstroke reactions raves (especially when taking multiple tablets). Correction: In previous literature we reported that DXM had"anti-cholinergic" effects. Upon a more careful review of themedical literature, this appears not to be the case. Thepharmacological activity of DXM that increases heatstroke potential is less cut and dry, and is likely related to its effects on serotonin. Also, while DXM tablets are more likely to induce medical emergencies in dance environments whe they are being passed off as "ecstasy" to unsuspecting consumers, serious adverse reactions arpurposeful DXM users who consume the drug in home environments. Don't Mix different brands of E together. It is even more dangerous to combined DXM with real Ecstasy. Both drugs are metabolized through the same liverenzyme, CYP-2D6 (pronounced "sip-two-dee-six), which means that if you combine them together your liver will not be able to break them down as efficiently as it should. This can lead to significantly heightened effects from the DXM, and a much greater chance of suffering a heatstroke reaction. What if you think you have accidentally ingested DXM?. Taking breaks from dancing, and staying hydrated are always the best ways to reduce the risk of heatstroke at a rave. If you think you may have accidentally consumed a pil containing DXM, however, you should probably not dance at all, and should stay in a cool environment. Have some friends watch out for you, and chill out for the evening. Remember, your chances of heatstroke are greater if you have consumed DXM, and greatest if you have consumed both MDMA and DXM together. Can I Tell if a Pill has DXM in it Before I Take It? Yes. The Ecstasy Testing Kit can identify pills which contain DXM. Why are people selling DXM as "Ecstasy?" DXM is cheap, legal and easy to obtain, while making MDMA is expensive and risky. This is why people are selling DXM as ecstasy: to cash in on the high demand for MDMA without undergoing the risk or expense. The manufacturers of these fake pills are trying to make money, but they may not b aware of the dangers they are inflicting upon users. Helpspread the word about the dangers of DXM being sold as ecstasy. Here are some informative websites on DXM: <A HREF="/cgi-bin/redir.cgi?url=http://ramindy.sghms.ac.uk/~ltg/dxm.htm" TARGET=_blank&gt;http://ramindy.sghms.ac.uk/~ltg/dxm.htm</A> <A HREF="/cgi-bin/redir.cgi?url=http://www.lycaeum.org/drugs/DXM" TARGET=_blank&gt;http://www.lycaeum.org/drugs/DXM</A> <A HREF="/cgi-bin/redir.cgi?url=http://www.erowid.org/dxm" TARGET=_blank&gt;http://www.erowid.org/dxm</A> <A HREF="/cgi-bin/redir.cgi?url=http://www.frognet.net/dxm/contents.html" TARGET=_blank&gt;http://www.frognet.net/dxm/contents.html</A> For more information on the adulterated market and the need for adulerant screening, click here Drug Info | Safe Settings | Pill Testing | Literature | DS News HOME ------------------ "Work like you don't need the money Love like you've never been hurt Dance like nobody is watching" [This message has been edited by dr.goodhead (edited 01-23-2001).]
  3. Who is going to WMC?

    nope, i'm flyng northwest..direct flight! did you buy passes last year? i think they run like 250$. i went to the miami board and somone mention them. ------------------ "Work like you don't need the money Love like you've never been hurt Dance like nobody is watching"
  4. BLISS 1/13

    i forgot! when is your bday again? i can't wait to give you your bday spankings though! i'll see you thurs night ------------------ "Work like you don't need the money Love like you've never been hurt Dance like nobody is watching"
  5. Pangea --This Friday - Jan.19th!!

    when you walk in there is a little foyer type area that separates the 2 dance floors: the the trance area is to the left and the house area to the right. could meet there? or like dave said at the cat and fiddle, it's across the street. talk to the guys and they said to get there early, and make sure you email your name to get on the list. ------------------ "Work like you don't need the money Love like you've never been hurt Dance like nobody is watching"
  6. Who is going to WMC?

    dave, you better light a fire under your ass, tix are going to be $$$$! ------------------ "Work like you don't need the money Love like you've never been hurt Dance like nobody is watching" [This message has been edited by dr.goodhead (edited 01-17-2001).]
  7. Who is going to WMC?

    i'll be there too! booked for march 22-29th, and from the sound of it will need another vacation when i get back! can't wait! ------------------ "Work like you don't need the money Love like you've never been hurt Dance like nobody is watching"
  8. BLISS 1/13

    this party is thrown by BLISS. it was wicked cool, very intimate in a downtown location. they spent alot of effort on decorations: black lights everywhere, performance art, face painting with fluorescent paint. the music started off a little slow but by 2 it was going off. amazing vibe! no, i'm here to show off my implants, please hit on me, hollywood attitude here! everyone was happE, if you no what i mean. i love doing different things and this was a nice change to the hollywood scene. no worries though, i will be back at sunset room thurs for you dave, and to the grand opening of PANGEA friday! will keep you posted when they throw another party. the good dr. ------------------ "Work like you don't need the money Love like you've never been hurt Dance like nobody is watching"
  9. Pangea --This Friday - Jan.19th!!

    yes, finally something to do on friday nights! the guys who are re-opening HAC are sweethearts and have put alot of time, money and effort into making this thing take off. if you are on the email list it is $15 for guys, girls are 10$, sorry guys! see you there-the good dr. "you either get busy living or get busy dying"! the shawshank redemtion
  10. BLISS 1/13

    On beyond New Years. > >On beyond Rave. > >On beyond Burning Man. > > > bliss < > >Saturday, January 13, 2001 >Call for Info. 310.276.4648 > >Manifest your bliss through dance, performance art and sensual expression. > >DJs, Drinks, Performance, Fashion > >Dress In Sheer Bliss >$10 With Funkadelic Costume > $15 Without > >Doors open 9:00 PM > ><><><><><><><> > >DJ Room > >Doron >David Quick >Gabriel D Vine >Michael Farnan >Sacred (Sammy Korchid) > > >Performance Room and Lounge > >Champa 51 >Vertigo Road >Vocal Bliss (Geoffrey) >Performance Art (Alia) >Belly Dancing (Anahata) >Blazing Sensuality (Heathyr) >Intergalactic Geek Fashion Show >And more... > ><><><><><><><><> > >If it doesn't make you happy, >Make someone else happy. > > > >
  11. favorite cocktails??

    you guys drink? just discovered the platinum blonde martini @ the beauty bar: stoli, malibu rum, and pineapple juice. yyyyyyyyuuuuuuuummmmmmmmyyyyyyyy! ------------------ "Work like you don't need the money Love like you've never been hurt Dance like nobody is watching"
  12. Steve Loria Thursday 12/14

    who? j/k i'm still naked..... ------------------ "Work like you don't need the money Love like you've never been hurt Dance like nobody is watching" "The Heart Already Knows What The Mind Can Only Dream Of" "Dream what you want to dream, go where you want to go, be what you want to be, because you have only one chance to do all the things you want to do."
  13. words to live by

    Personal Power in Action (not titled by author) A time comes in your life when you finally get it... When in the midst of all your fears and insanity you stop dead in your tracks and somewhere the voice inside your head cries out - ENOUGH! Enough fighting and crying or struggling to hold on. And, like a child quieting down after a blind tantrum, your sobs begin to subside, you shudder once or twice, you blink back your tears and through a mantle of wet lashes you begin to look at the world through new eyes. This is your awakening. You realize that it's time to stop hoping and waiting for something to change, or for happiness, safety and security to come galloping over the next horizon. You come to terms with the fact that in the real world there aren't always fairy tale endings (or beginnings for that matter) and that any guarantee of "happily ever after" must begin with you, and in the process...a sense of serenity is born of acceptance. You awaken to the fact that you are not perfect, and that not everyone will always love, appreciate or approve of who or what you are... and that's OK. (They are entitled to their own views and opinions.) And you learn the importance of loving and championing yourself, and in the process... a sense of newly found confidence is born of self-approval. You stop complaining and blaming other people for the things they did to you (or didn't do for you) and you learn that the only thing you can really count on is the unexpected. You learn that people don't always say what they mean or mean what they say, and that not everyone will always be there for you, and that it's not always about you. So, you learn to stand on your own and to take care of yourself and in the process... a sense of safety & security is born of self-reliance. You stop judging and pointing fingers and you begin to accept people as they are, and to overlook their shortcomings and human frailties and, in the process... a sense of peace and contentment is born of forgiveness. You realize that much of the way you view yourself, and the world around you, is a result of all the messages and opinions that have been ingrained into your psyche. And you begin to sift through all the crap you've been fed about how you should behave, how you should look, how much you shouldn't weigh, what you should wear, where you should shop, what you should drive, how and where you should live, what you should do for a living, who you should sleep with, who you should marry, what you should expect of a marriage or what you owe your parents. You learn to open up to new worlds and different points of view. And you begin reassessing and redefining who you are and what you really stand for. You learn the difference between wanting and needing, and you begin to discard the doctrines and values you've outgrown, or should never have bought into to begin with, and in the process... you learn to respect your instincts. You learn that it is truly in giving that we receive. And that there is power and glory in creating and contributing, and you stop maneuvering through life merely as a "consumer" looking for your next fix. You learn that principles such as honesty and integrity are not the outdated ideals of a bygone era, but the mortar that holds together the foundation upon which you must build a life. You learn that you don't know everything, it's not your job to save the world, and that you can't teach a pig to sing. You learn to distinguish between guilt and responsibility, and the importance of setting boundaries and learning to say NO. You learn that the only cross to bear is the one you choose to carry, and that martyrs get burned at the stake. Then you learn about love; romantic love and familial love. You learn that you will not be more beautiful, more intelligent, more lovable, or important because of the man or woman on your arm or the child that bears your name. You learn to look at relationships as they really are and not as you would have them be. You stop trying to control people, situations, and outcomes. You learn that just as people grow and change, so it is with love... and you learn that love is a verb, it is action. And you look in the mirror and come to terms with the fact that you will never be a size 5 or a perfect 10 and you stop trying to compete with the image inside your head and agonizing over how you "stack up." You come to the realization that you deserve to be treated with love, kindness, sensitivity, and respect, and you will not settle for less. And you allow only the hands of a lover who cherishes you, to glorify you with his or her touch... and in the process you internalize the meaning of self-respect. And you learn that your body really is your temple. You begin eating a balanced diet, drinking more water, and taking more time to exercise. You learn that fatigue diminishes the spirit and can create doubt and fear, so you take more time to rest. And, just as food fuels the body, laughter fuels the soul, so you take more time to laugh and to play. You learn that, for the most part, in life you get what you believe you deserve... and that much of life truly is a self-fulfilling prophecy. You learn that anything worth achieving is worth working for, and that wishing for something to happen is different from working toward making it happen. More importantly, you learn that in order to achieve success, you need direction, discipline, and perseverance. You also learn that no one can do it all alone and that it's OK to risk asking for help. You learn that the only thing you must truly fear is the great robber baron of all time: FEAR itself. You learn to step right into and through your fears, because you know that whatever happens you can handle it, and to give in to fear is to give away the right to live life on your terms. And you learn to fight for your life and not to squander it living under a cloud of impending doom. You learn that life isn't always fair, you don't always get what you think you deserve, and that sometimes bad things happen to unsuspecting, good people. On these occasions you learn not to personalize things. You learn that God isn't punishing you or failing to answer your prayers. It's just life happening. And you learn to deal with evil in its most primal state - the ego. You learn that feelings such as anger, envy, and resentment must be understood and redirected, or they will suffocate the life out of you and poison the universe that surrounds you. You learn to admit when you are wrong and to build bridges instead of walls. You learn to be thankful and to take comfort in many of the simple things we take for granted, things that millions of people upon the earth can only dream about; a full refrigerator, clean running water, a soft warm bed, a long hot shower. Slowly, you begin to take responsibility for yourself... by yourself, and you try to make yourself a promise-to never betray yourself. And you hang a wind chime outside your window so you can listen to the wind. And you make it a point to keep smiling, keep trusting, and to stay open to every wonderful possibility. Finally, with courage in your heart and with God by your side, you take a stand, you take a deep breath, and you begin to design the life you want to live, as best as you can. --Author Unknown--
  14. Are you with "Mr/Ms Right" or "Right Now"?

    Thanks dLIsh! YES i am a female!!! the name is from 007. [This message has been edited by dr.goodhead (edited 11-29-2000).] [This message has been edited by dr.goodhead (edited 11-29-2000).]
  15. Are you with "Mr/Ms Right" or "Right Now"?

    ms. right now! how can you be anything else in this scene?