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Coincidence Control Network: File #053 – Gold From Space!

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This week: Ken and Kim cause the entire SittingNow Media podcast production line to grind to a halt because of Grand Theft Auto V, and then talk about it in length, Is gold really space swag?, Kimensional news, Giallo Fever, Drugs and America, more drugs, and ancient presidents go UFO spotting….ah, it’s good to be back!

PersonnelJoe Nolan, Kim Monaghan, and Ken Eakins

Linktastico:

  • Is Gold from Outer Space? – Link
  • Jefferson’s UFO sighting Link
  • Dimension News – Link
  • Amer – Link

  • Blood on Black Lace – Link
  • The Worst Drug Epidemic in US History Link
  • Drug Scare Du Jour – Link

Interludes

Venetian Snares, and Chrome Hoof

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Krokodil in Oklahoma? Maybe Not.

Shield-smallOklahoma’s Bureau of Narcotics says that there’s no evidence that the Russian flesh-eating drug Krokodil is in the state. By the way, if you’re interested in seeing actual photos of what this stuff does, you can do so here.

Via HuffPo:

The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics said Monday that reports of deaths in the state linked to the use of the horror drug krokodil are unsubstantiated.

In a phone interview with The Huffington Post, OBN spokesman Mark Woodward said that there is no “conclusive evidence” linking the deaths of two Duncan, Okla., men last year to krokodil, a gruesome street drug similar to heroin that causes flesh to rot off users’ bones.

“There’s no current investigation,” Woodward told HuffPost. “His death was ruled a drug overdose,” he said, referring to the case of Justin “Quincy” McGee, a man who some outlets suggested may have been the first to die as a result of krokodil in the United States.

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First Cases Of Flesh-Eating Homemade Drug Krokodil Reported In United States

krokodilThis is when America starts to resemble a zombie movie. CBS News on the super-potent, cheap heroin substitute made from codeine, gasoline, and paint thinner that causes tissue necrosis:

A poison control center in Phoenix, Ariz. is reporting that it has received calls regarding what is believed to the first two cases of krokodil use in the U.S. About 1 million people in Russia use krokodil, and the drug has been found in other European countries as well.

Eight to 10 times more potent than morphine, a homemade version of krokodil is easily made using codeine, iodine, gasoline, paint thinner, hydrochloric acid, lighter fluid and red phosphorus.

The drug got its nickname because users tend to develop scale-like, green skin. Skin can fall off following use, resulting in exposed bones. The drug also causes blood vessels to rupture and death of the surrounding tissue. The average user does not live longer than two to three years.

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Krokodil, The Cheap Heroin Alternative That Eats Your Flesh

krokodilIt’s cheap, made from codeine and paint thinner, leaves you disfigured or dead, and not surprisingly is Russia’s most popular new activity. Death and Taxes writes:

The name krokodil comes from its trademark side effect: scaly green skin like a crocodile around the injection site. A quick search for that will bring up graphic images of people with swollen faces, exposed bones and muscles and skin rotting off on any given body part.

The reason the drug is so anatomically destructive is due to its mix-ins. Users stir in ingredients “including gasoline, paint thiner, hydrochloric acid, iodine and red phosphorus which they scrape from the striking pads on matchboxes.”

Video is in Russian but the sight of someone’ skin melting away is the same in every language:

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