AM-HI-CO is a distributor of legal substances that mimic the effects of illegal drugs. One is “Bath Salts” which gives people a high that is a combination of an LSD trip and smoking PCP. The Miami cannibal Rudy Eugene had spent the day wondering around getting high on this stuff which people believe was being sold at some local festival before he savagely attacked and mutilated a homeless man.
Marijuana legalization proponents should read the story at the link before they comment as it shows Rudy Eugene had in fact been arrested for marijuana possession before and had been violent with his own family while high on “mild” weed. In this case we see yet again that drug use in general adversely effected this person.
But the story here is that in the wake of that bath salt fueled rampage AM-HI-CO decided it’d be a good time to offer some deep discounts on bath salts. Observe the worst PR move in the history of man kind:
Last weekend, news broke that a Miami man likely high on a drug known as bath salts was involved in a violent, cannibalistic attack on a homeless person. So naturally, one of the Web’s leading sellers of the quasi-legal drug began offering a 15 percent discount on the drugs after the news broke.
AM-HI-CO, one of the largest distributors of “synthetic” chemical drugs, posted on its Twitter and Facebook pages Tuesday that it was offering a discount on all bath salts. On the company’s official forum, an administrator posted that there was a “special coupon code” on all “Stimulating Bath Salts Powder Blends.”
On Twitter and Facebook, just days after the gruesome Miami attack, the company posted: “All our Bath Salts Powder Blends fans check out our Promo page! We have prepared a little surprise for all of you! Have a great day!”
E-mails and social media messages to AM-HI-CO were not immediately returned—the company uses a form letter on its website for all official correspondence and has no publicly listed phone number.
Miami police shot the attacker dead, while the victim was hospitalized in critical condition.
The company, which started in the United Kingdom and until recently had a shipping and storing center in Greenville, S.C., offers hundreds of blends of synthetic drugs, including “super pills,” “poppers,” “extremely strong incense blends” intended to simulate marijuana highs, sexual enhancers, and bath salts.
In recent months, the company has been plagued with legal issues—it recently lost the ability to accept credit cards, offering cash-on-delivery and wire payments as its only payment methods. On May 14, it announced on its official blog that it had lost the ability to ship from the United States and all future orders would be shipped from its European dispatch center.
That hasn’t stopped the company from selling bath salts, a drug similar to cocaine that can cause users to have psychotic episodes. The United States Senate recently passed a bill that would aim to ban many synthetic drugs nationwide. Similar measures have passed in the United Kingdom.
The company advertises more than 10 types of bath salts as “novelty collector’s items,” many of which are legal in most U.S. states. Some of the company’s products are believed to contain chemicals not banned by the Senate bill.
If only drugs were legal! Oh, wait. This drug is basically legal and it causes all kinds of problems. It’s almost as if it is the use of drugs and not their legal status that causes criminality. But that’s a point for a different post.
How much of a douchebag do you have to be to start offering discounts on a drug that has just been lined to one of the most horrific crimes in American history?
Another reason I left NYC – Bloomberg and his belief that people in local government have absolute authority over you and every life choice you make. Here he is on MSNBC (the only communists he could get to back him up on this nonsense) explaining that what he’s doing isn’t taking a choice away from you but “forcing” you to understand he’s right and you shouldn’t drink so much soda. You know, because the job of local government is to force you to agree with their opinions on diet:
I’m sure this sounds better coming from a Commissariat press release, comrades.
Ironically this doesn’t apply to juices and fruit drinks – which have more calories and sugar than soda. It’s ironic because if Bloomberg really cared about health he wouldn’t recommend things that are actually worse for you than soda. But I suppose stupidity isn’t really ironic.
I have to apologies to a reader who sent in quite the salacious comment regarding She Who Must Not be Named, or Illa Qui Non Nomine as we call her here, and the Dick James law firm. Though it was boiler plate blog commenting of the type you’d see on every blog I unapproved it in the dash board so it is no longer visible. I did this for the commenters protection since it is quite easy to track down a person through their IP which is recorded when you leave a comment and the Dick James law firm is dedicated enough to this issue to force me to turn it over.
I have gotten several emails expounding on this issue at length so I assume my explanation of how this resolved was not clear. You, me, the people who have grievances against Illa Qui Non Nomine or were “screwed over” cannot win against the Dick James law firm so it’s time to forget it. As one person put it it isn’t fair and therein lies the issue that I wasn’t clear about.
America is not a meritocracy or even a Republic anymore. For decades Americans, who are a center right people, have allowed an urban, elitist class of neo-aristocracy to develop in our centers of cultural power. I don’t just mean the government, I mean in art, the legal system, financial institutions, academia and all those other institutions that make up the character of the nation and more importantly hold sway over the everyday lives of the citizenry. The result is a feudal system where the average American is a serf to a powerful elite that certain people can curry favor with and who can destroy you, your wealth and your life at their whim. In fact the situation we have now is worse than the feudal system because, if you’ve ever actually read a feudal contract as I have while attending grad school, the nobility of olden days were legally bound to enure the welfare of the peasants. Today’s American aristocracy is essentially parasitic and exists through destroying the prosperity of the rest of us. Look at how large banks and corporations have, through political connections, received billions of our tax dollars – you’re being robbed to keep failing businesses with political connections afloat. Did you have a say in that?
The children of those elite have now taken to the streets with open calls for you and I to be enslaved. They demand that we work for no profit and provide them with all their needs while they do nothing. we have allowed a culture to spring up around us where status is no longer measured by character, success of even wealth but by the ability to destroy wealth and be non-productive. 2% of Americans grow the food for the other 98% but do those farmers make up our elite?
The point is that when you complain about what is “fair” or that everyone should be equal you’re making an argument that should have been made decades ago. The truth is that there are people in our system who are completely untouchable and while it may seem heroic to make a stand against them it really isn’t something you can win at.
There were two factors into making the decision to give into Robert Lee Newton, Jr’s demands. The first is that food inflation has been in the double digits for the last couple of years and I fully expect it to be in the triple digits soon. Europe is about to wipe out our banks due to the over the counter derivative trade (last I heard J.P. Morgan had lost upwards of seven billion dollars on a European related derivative) so no one can justify wasting money proving themselves right when a financial calamity that will make 2008 look tame is about to be unleashed on us. If you want to help the victims of Illa Qui Non Nomine you could give them the money they’re owed yourself for roughly half of what you’ll spend to get a court to uphold your right to complain about someone in public. I am using my money to stock up on things that are going to be scarce in the next coming years and so should you. Getting bankrupted by Dick James – whose political and social connections will protect him in the coming chaos – will help no one.
The second factor is Brett Kimberlin, the Speedway bomber and current serial harasser of conservatives. My wife works at Twitchy and since they covered this truly outrageous and terrifying story I need to focus my attention on that. My wife and I have to prepare ourselves to be targeted by this political terrorist. Bringing us back to what I said before about a new aristocracy that can do what they want with no consequences. Brett Kimberlin was just able to get a judge in Maryland to arrrest a blogger for writing about the harassment Kimberlin has been inflicting on his family.
Think about that for a second.
That Kimberlin is funded by the Tides Foundation among other progressive groups is well known. That those groups also fund the People for the American Way, ACLU and some other groups that are active locally is also well known and readers can do a little research to see the connections. But for me the fact remains that I can’t be distracted when it is possible that I will be stalked, harassed and ultimately SWATed by a career criminal. Being SWATed is where political enemies through various means trick law enforcement into raiding your house in the hopes of provoking an armed confrontation. The enemies of Brett Kimberlin tend to have this happen to them a lot and it has just happened to CNN contributor and Red State honcho Erick Erickson last week. This incident happened right after he wrote about another case where Kimberlin and his cohorts called in a false report on a political enemy.
Though everyone knows Kimberlin has done this and is a stalker who threatens and harasses people he has not been arrested. The people who told their stories have been arrested.
Any of you think Kimberlin is some sort of criminal genius? Or is he just well connected?
The difference between Kimberlin and the Dick James law firm is that sooner or latter Kimberlin will out live his usefulness to the left. Kimberlin is a dupe, a small time criminal with big time connections who are using him to silence critics. The Dick James law firm is part of the elite here, they are literally untouchable so stay away from them. Don’t write about them in comments, don’t tell people what think they do, don’t complain about them in public, stay away from them. Period. We will not publish comments about them or anyone even tangentially involved with them. This is not about what you think is fair, it’s not about what you think is right. This is about reality and who has power in our community. It isn’t you and it isn’t me.
For people who are owed money by Illa Qui Non Nomine – let it go, it’s over. I am on a low salt diet and was about to donate a chunk of my larder to local food banks but if you’re one of those people who lost out on money and the food (mostly canned goods) will help you make up for it contact me and it’s yours. I suggest that people concerned about justice and other illusions do the same and try to set up some sort of fundraiser for food drive. But don’t get yourself in the crosshairs of thee people when there is so much else you need to be concerned with.
I have been to one of these places in asheville and yes, the tantric ‘ceremony’ includes having the goddess take all of your clothes off, bathe you, then give you what they politely call a lymbic massage. Its a fancy name for a hand job to orgasm. I have no idea how they get around the law with this and I walked out of there thinking the cops here writing down my plate and photographing me. I guess they claim some kind of pseudo religious exemption. They say they do massage, calling it tantric massage, and the laws of NC do classify it as bodywork so the General Statutes for massage licensing should apply. I didnt see a license anywhere. They would get busted in a heartbeat if the cops ran a sting operation on them.
As I pointed out before when a masseuse advertises in the adult services section of Backpage you don’t need to be Sherlock Holmes to break that case. In related news the picture above is of “Goddess Phoebe” who no longer works at Tantric Treats. She now works at Eden Tantra which is the first center in America recognized by the Tantra Alliance Education Association International according to their site. They too advertise in the adult services section of Backpage.
Update: The photo above was removed because the person thought it was embarrassing to appear on Greenville Dragnet – unlike the adult services section of Backpage.
Apparently everything I say about Robert Lee Newton and Anna Featherston is libel and due to the constant threats of law suits I’ll be pulling all articles about them and will not be mentioning them again. One of many sticking points in this has been the fact that people who say they are still owed substantial sums of money from the failed business Anna Featherston ran were afraid of being targeted by the Dick James lawfirm for speaking out. However Robert Lee Newton has assured me that he is not representing her in that matter so I assume these people should have nothing to fear from him for going public. That being the case there’s really not much of a battle here to fight unless I want to be bankrupted on principle.
Robert Lee Newton has also assured me that despite my concern that this was just a first of many demands he would make until Greenville Dragnet closed altogether that he would not be threatening any more suits after these items are pulled. Of that we will see.
Indirectly Robert Lee Newton has actually given me an idea for a new idea for a category. See aside from being one of the few states that don’t have SLAPP protection Bobby Lee has pointed out SC case law which finds that being critical of the way someone does their job is libel. So all you people posting negative reviews on Angie’s List watch your asses! So in the future especially juicy stories will be run as blind items, the douchebag’s way of avoiding litigious people.
So I am starting a Blind Item category and in soliciting for scandalous stories from readers. At the end of the year the person sending in the juiciest, most scandalous item will win a prize! Here’s an example of a blind item for readers:
Can anyone guess what “progressive” organization throwing money around in South Carolina has connections with Hugo Chavez and the communist narco-insurgencyFARC? Here’s a hint, they have as members several very prominent “liberal” citizens in Greenville.
I wasn’t going to run that as a Blind Item because actually it’s well known that the People for the American Way, through their affiliation with Castroite front groups like United for Peace and Justice knowingly support foreign controlled, seditious organizations. But in the Blind Item I just put out the info and let readers do the research as to who it is themselves. So start sending them in people!
And be sure to congratulate Anna Featherston and Robert Lee Newton on their great victory! Also if you see anyone in the area who has ever claimed publicly that I was incompetent, a liar, etc – you know like in a forum or in the comments of a news site, please send that in so I can sue them.