COLUMBIA, S.C. — Top University of South Carolina researchers think the chemical in marijuana that induces a “high” may be effective in treating a potentially lethal coronavirus complication, according to three newly released studies. The studies, co-published by Prakash Nagarkatti, found THC, the most potent mind-altering chemical in cannabis, can — in mice — prevent a harmful immune response that causes Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and promote a significant increase in healthy lung bacteria. The studies, published in Frontiers in Pharmacology, the British Journal of Pharmacology ...
Shock rocker Marilyn Manson has been accused of sexual assault and outright abuse by actress Evan Rachel Wood, who has released a statement saying that Manson "groomed" and "horrifically" abused her during their relationship. Another allegation against Manson stated he would lock women in a soundproof room to punish them.
One ex-girlfriend filed a suit in Sept. 2021 against Manson under a "Jane Doe" pseudonym in which she alleged that he would "bash her head in" if she ever reported him. She said that she would be denied food, sleep or physical safety. The filing then went into great detail and explained why she should qualify for the "delayed discovery rule" that would allow a suit to dispute the expiration of the statute of limitations.
The judge assigned to the case denied the motion and the suit was refiled with edits.
TMZ reported Monday that Manson's house was raided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Special Victims Unit on suspicion of sexual assault.
Manson reportedly wasn't home at the time and law enforcement forced entry into the house with a warrant.
A source told TMZ that the warrant connects probes into the allegations against Manson.
Police took storage drives and hard drives from the home.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) spoke to MSNBC's Ayman Mohyeldin Monday about Rep. Lauren Boebert's (R-CO) story that she told to her voters last week in which she said she feared riding on an elevator with her because she could be a suicide bomber.
Omar responded to Boebert with a tweet of her own saying that the story was a lie. She then tweeted that every time she encounters Boebert in the Capitol that the Colorado representative refuses to even look her in the eye.
Boebert then called Omar on Monday -- and Omar promptly hung up on her when Boebert demanded that Omar apologize.
In a statement, Omar said that Boebert doubled down and said that Boebert refused to apologize publicly for likening her to a suicide bomber.
Former Florida Rep. David Jolly, who left the GOP, said that it's clear Kevin McCarthy and the GOP have decided to forego any claim to moral clarity or moral leadership anymore.
"Islamaphobia is not just anti-Muslim, it's anti-American, it is antithetical to American values," Jolly continued. "But that does not seem to matter to Kevin McCarthy and leading Republicans. We know what is informing Kevin McCarthy's behavior every single day. It is about retaking the house and elevating himself to be speaker. Ayman, I do believe that Kevin McCarthy's team probably said to Boebert's team, look, either you issue a statement or we will because leadership typically will do that behind the scenes. But I don't think we should expect anything more of Kevin McCarthy in this moment. And it reflects, more broadly, on the failures of the Republican party writ large."
He went on to characterize "today's GOP" as indicative of things like racism and Islamaphobia.
An apology is "not where the heartbeat of today's Republican Party is," he explained. "The failure to call out Islamaphobia, failure to condemn this type of discrimination is ultimately anti-American... And I would also suggest this: not to be too smart about this, but it's factually incorrect what Robert said. If you look at Jan. 6th, I would suggest that the greater threat to the U.S. Capitol, as Boebert wants to describe it, came from suburban white women largely of Christian faith affiliation and from the likes of Boebert herself who declared I'm going to take my Glock to Congress. The real threat is identified by our domestic intelligence agencies come from those with white national tendencies that embrace a perverted doctrine of the Christian faith, not those who practice Islam, like Ilhan Omar does."
Earlier conversations about Boebert on MSNBC cited her own criminal history. Guests urged viewers to post and share Boebert's mugshot to focus on the true criminal.
See the discussion below:
Omar vs. Boebert www.youtube.com
On Monday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) fiercely condemned the remarks by Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) suggesting that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is a terrorist.
"You know, this really went from ugly to uglier, just when you thought it couldn't get more ridiculous in the House of Representatives," said anchor Kate Bolduan. "I mean, what — what do you think of this?"
"I would agree," said Reed, a former leader of the House Problem Solvers' Caucus who is retiring from Congress. "I mean, first, obviously, I disagree and condemn the kind of comments that were made by my colleague in Congress towards a fellow colleague on the other side of the aisle. But you're absolutely right. This is a pox on all our houses. And I would just tell you, this rhetoric, this type of commentary, has to stop. We need to focus on the American people and solving their problems. That's got to be the mission. But these — these types of rhetoric exchanges are very disappointing."
"I mean, Boebert's a flamethrower and clearly doesn't care," said Bolduan. "But this is — as you are getting at, this is bigger than her. It speaks to kind of a larger, more insidious problem of, if you allow this type of behavior to slide, if you try not to give it oxygen or attention, Congressman, hasn't the last Congress shown that it only gets worse?"
"I would agree, that you have to confront this but you have to look at the bigger picture here, too," said Reed. "Like — like you are articulating. This is the institution of Congress, this is the People's House and we have to respect each other. We can — we can disagree. I am a proud Republican. I know colleagues on the other side who are proud Democrats. But it doesn't mean we go into that chamber not united as Americans first. We are American citizens that should be working together, as opposed to engaging in what could be called antics of a high-school level nature at times."
Tom Reed slams Lauren Boebert's attacks on Ilhan Omar www.youtube.com