12 Temmuz 2021 Pazartesi

Hurtcore Porn and the Dark Web: Why We Need an Ethics of Technology


Lately, we’ve become so infatuated with creating the next big thing, rushing headlong into crafting new technologies that we’ve neglected to think through the ethics of it. Just because we can doesn’t mean we should.

Dr. Frankenstein used technology to create a monster he couldn't stop. He never stopped to consider the ramifications of what he was doing - or even think if he should. It reminds me of the famous scene from the original Jurassic Park, Ian Malcolm (played by Jeff Goldblum), is lunching with John Hammond. They are discussing the ethics of building a theme park of dinosaurs and Goldblum's character says:

"Gee, the lack of humility before nature that’s being displayed here um ... staggers me. ... Yeah. Don’t you see the danger, uh, John, inherent in what you’re doing here? ... I’ll tell you the problem with the scientific power that you’re using here. It didn’t require any discipline to attain it. ... You didn’t earn the knowledge for yourselves, so you don’t take any responsibility for it. Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should."

Known to me as the Jurassic Park rule, I find myself reminding others of it when discussing the implications of technology, specifically when the tech has the unintended consequence of causing very real harm. Lately, we’ve become so infatuated with creating and using the next big thing — rushing headlong into crafting new technologies — that we’ve neglected to think through the ethics of it.

Hurtcore Pornography

Matthew Graham looks like your average geeky 22-year-old: skinny, pale, and awkward. Until recently, he lived with his parents in the South Morang suburb of Melbourne, Australia, and studied nanotechnology at nearby La Trobe University. And like many young men he played World of Warcraft and spent hours exploring 4chan, a website known for originating much of the Internet’s most offensive content. Graham also ran close to a dozen websites he referred to as PedoEmpire. He pleaded guilty earlier this month to 13 child pornography charges.

In October 2011, when the hacker group Anonymous announced a campaign to disrupt and take offline the Darknet site "Lolita City," Graham (then only 18) wanted to help. At the time, Lolita City was home to a community of 15,000 child pornographers who bought, sold, and exchanged an estimated 1.3 million explicit images of children. And while claiming he was supporting the efforts of Anonymous, he began a descent into the criminal underbelly of the Internet where eventually he became one of the world’s most prolific provisioners of extremely violent child pornography.

By June 2013, Graham, now known by the moniker Lux, ran arguably the largest hurtcore site on Darknet, receiving up to 20,000 unique hits per day. While unclear how accurate the numbers are, various media reports suggest that "Hurt 2 the Core" (and the companion site "Love 2 The Core") averaged 326 new accounts, 160 new posts, and around 15,000 video downloads every day. Hurtcore is a genre of pornography that depicts real sexual assaults that many times include children and babies.

In an interview with The Kernel in the fall of 2014, Graham said, “At first I felt ashamed in myself for being attracted to such a thing, but as time went on I slowly grew more accepting of myself. It wasn’t until I came across the Tor pedo community that I was able to truly feel comfortable with attractions[sic].”


Lurking just beneath the surface of the web, there is a vast underground, a home to political activists, drug traffickers, weapons dealers, and child pornographers like Graham. Known as Darknet, anyone can access it using the anonymizing software Tor.

The intentions of a tool are what it does. A hammer intends to strike; a vise intends to hold fast; a lever intends to lift. They are what it is made for. But sometimes a tool may have other uses that you don't know. Sometimes in doing what you intend, you also do what the knife intends, without knowing.

— Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials: The Amber Spyglass

Tor, an acronym for “The Onion Router,” is freely distributed by the nonprofit Tor Project. It provides a system that allows its users to anonymously communicate online. It was originally conceived and funded as a project of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). The NRL funded Tor for the primary purpose of protecting government communications, not specifically anonymity. They wanted a means of communication that protected their messages from something known as traffic analysis.

As the Tor Project explains it:

"Tor helps to reduce the risks of both simple and sophisticated traffic analysis by distributing your transactions over several places on the Internet, so no single point can link you to your destination. The idea is similar to using a twisty, hard-to-follow route in order to throw off somebody who is tailing you — and then periodically erasing your footprints. Instead of taking a direct route from source to destination, data packets on the Tor network take a random pathway through several relays that cover your tracks so no observer at any single point can tell where the data came from or where it's going."

Tor serves a noble purpose. Imagine you have contracted a disease and you want to anonymously ask questions online about your condition. Tor lets you do that. Or perhaps you reside in a country that censors websites like YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter. Tor can enable access to those sites. It really is a wonderful tool.

But, it also provides evil men like Graham with the ability to anonymously distribute horrifying content. And perhaps worse, by providing a platform for the anonymous distribution of information, it may, in fact, encourage others to create new grisly images and movies.

To be clear, I’m not arguing for the abolition of any technology--Tor or otherwise--because bad people use it to do bad things. You can use a hammer to drive a nail or beat someone over the head; the hammer is wholly ignorant to it. What I am proposing, however, is a dialogue, a deliberate conversation about the ethics of technology development. Like many, I'm conflicted about the balance between safeguarding free speech and protecting people from harm. My fear is that because we've built a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

28 Nisan 2021 Çarşamba

5 Easy & Painless Ways to Suicide

 If you’re looking for painless ways to end your life, here are top five ways to suicide – no pain, easy peasy.

Disclaimer: This is not a suicide helpline or an article promoting suicide. If you are feeling suicidal, please call the sucide helpline immediately. Numbers are at the bottom of this article.

First off, if you’re reading this, I’m sure there is something going on in your life – possibly something bad. You have thoughts – negative ones mostly. I need you to understand that, this is normal, but you’re right. You probably are going through a bad time in life. People don’t care about you anymore, nobody loves you, you feel awful. You are in debt, or worse… an ailment and you’re in pain. I understand.

Suicide is an easy option. Possibly because you want to start over at the press of a button. Like a video game. Press the button. Boom! Restart.

You see, life is very like (and unlike) a video game. In video games, you either fail or win. There is a certain something that you have to do to win. Like get to the fucking princess. Or find a treasure. Something.

Life is different. Sometimes there are no princesses, no villains. Heck, no fucking treasure. It’s frustrating. Let’s hold on to that thought for a second. Moving on….

People Don’t Care For You, Isn’t It?

Let’s talk about all those idiots around you. People.

They don’t care. They don’t treat you well. Selfish SOBs. There is no fucking meaning to relationships.

I get the frustration. But here’s the thing. What if they cared? Like, how much is enough? How much should they care for you to be happy?

You don’t know? Well, they don’t know either. I guarantee you, after you’re gone, they’re gonna cry. Like they cared. Hah!

The Secret About People, Nobody Will Tell You

Now, here’s a fun fact about people. You can game them. They’re not as clever as you think they are. You can make them dance according to your wish if you know where and how to pull the strings. 😉 I do it all the time, let me tell you how.

This is the secret, note it down (No really, write it down on a piece of paper or something).

1. First off, think about your favorite person in life. The one, whom you will talk to before you suicide.

2. Think about that one thing you wish they did to you (obviously they didn’t do it). Write it down.

3. Now, this is the important part. It requires some effort so, focus…

4. Approach the person you thought of, and do that thing you wished they did to you, even before they can do it to you. Got it?

Ok, it’s a bit complex. Let me break it down for ya.

For example, if you wanted someone to tell you that they loved you.. say your wife or your son or your lover…. Find the SOB, get a minute from him and stand right in front of him/her.

Swallow your pride. Forget your past. Look straight in their eyes. And say “I love you, you SOB!”.

Fucking walk away then. Let them marinate on it for a while.

5. Now you sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

I guarantee you. You’ll be surprised the way they react. What you just did, is the most powerful thing in the universe (or hologram of whatever the hell it is). They can’t ignore it.

I’ll leave it to you to figure out what will happen next. You will enjoy it, I guarantee.

Wait..now, let’s get to the point, ways to suicide. Almost fucking forgot.

1. Jumping Off A Building

Probably the easiest because nobody will suspect you until they find you dead. Just get to the top of a fucking building and jump down.

There’s one thing though. The time you’re “in flight” from point A to Point B at the ground is going to be so painful than you think. Especially when the building is a high rise. This is the reason why professional jumpers have their harness on, because on the way down, you might lose your limb, or tear your jaw off, or get your back twisted – you know, things like that. And when you reach down, it’s all over.

But God forbid, you survive. Life is going to be miserable. Like living with only a limb, or in a coma despising the moment you chose to jump. Not something you’d want right?

Well, we got more options.

2. Cutting Yourself

You might have seen this in movies. Cut your wrist with a sharp object and job done!

What you need to know though, is that this isn’t easy as it looks like. First the pain involved when you cut your own wrist is too much to suffer before a death. Second, if you’re not a medical practitioner, it is easy to miss that important vein – and if you miss it, you might actually survive the whole ordeal.

So, its not as easy as a simple cut anywhere on your wrist. You got to find the right veins and make sure that you don’t miss them in the process. Its not that painless after all. Also, the fact that you will not die soon but only will be unconscious for a long time, after you cut your wrist, will end you up at a hospital bed as a survivor. Think about the emotional pain you have to go through facing all those people. They’ll be like “Dude..really?”


3. Jumping Off The Bridge

Probably one of the easiest method, where people will not even doubt you – until you jump that is. Make sure you get to a “safe” place, where there is no one around. And make sure when you jump, there are no obstacles on your way. There have been many instances where people jumped off the bridge and got stuck on to a prong on the bridge and remained there hanging awkwardly for hours without food or water, possibly even breaking one of their ankles or limbs. You deserve better.

If people are around, one of them might call for help and get someone to rescue you. It might also be a good idea to make sure there are no swimmers around. Like if there’s one around he’ll enjoy the day rescuing you and ruin your plans to die.

So go find a bridge, where there’s hardly anyone around. Good luck finding one.

4. Taking Poison

This involves taking some toxic substance within your body. Poison is easy to find, as some of the daily use chemicals too can be toxic if ingested. The fun thing is that even though most toxic substances are dangerous, they aren’t lethal. Given the right kind of medical attention at the right time, your life can be saved.

Suicide by poison intake has the most number of survivals so, this isn’t a reliable way to suicide. Also, it wouldn’t taste good. Yuck!

5. Hanging Yourself

Probably the most popular way to suicide, thanks to movies.

Supposedly, this method is very easy as it doesn’t require you to procure any additional resources like chemicals (or finding a lonely bridge). You can do it from the comfort of your house with no or very less resources. All you need is a stool/chair, a rope and a ceiling hook. I think they have a DIY kit on Amazon.

Few things you got to notice however:

– Make sure the ceiling is strong enough to hold you or you know, you’ll end up breaking your leg.

– Practice well how to tie a knot. Make sure you don’t create one that will loosen out while hanging.

– Make sure the rope is strong enough to hold your weight, or you might slip through.

– Make sure you haven’t eaten for a good amount of time before hanging or all those gross things are going to come out. Not a good sight.

Also, you might already know that movies don’t show the real thing. Don’t use them as references. They exaggerate a lot.

So, if you want to hang, get ready for a big ordeal, fighting with yourself. It has been scientifically proven that human body has “hidden” tactics that gets activated when you’re in tough environments like a sub zero one. Like when you are stuck in the sea alone with no food, or stuck in an island etc. So, make sure you don’t have a fragile mind, while trying to hang yourself.

So, there you have it. Five painless, easy way to suicide and how you can prepare for it.

Now, that you’re here, I might also ask you to think about one thing – before you die that is.

Take A Moment To Think About You.


You are reading this on your mobile or a computer. How much did it cost you to buy it? Not so much? Perhaps a few hundred dollars. Hmm.

Do you know this girl on the left? She lives her life on $5/month. You read that right. $5 per month.

I know I know.. you have debt or some kind of ailment that’s got you down. Sure… you deserve to die. But did you notice something?

She is smiling. Are you? When was the last time you smiled? Like from the heart? Can’t remember? No problem.

The thing is she is happy. She is not bothered about money, debt, bank, credit cards, cancer. No! She lives in the moment.

Do you know this guy on the right?

His name is Nick Vujicic. He was born with Phocomelia. i.e, he was born without fully formed limbs. It’s funny how he can smile.

I mean, if you were in his position, would you smile? Perhaps not. You’re already thinking about suicide.

Now, here’s the thing.

Every one has to go. Heck, nobody knows what’s gonna happen tomorrow. 151,600 people die each day. People mourn. Attend funerals and move on.

Nothing. Fucking. Changes.

Nobody cares. Everything will work just the way it is supposed to. Your “disappearance act” won’t make any difference. Nope!

Life’s like that. You are alive today. That’s a pretty big deal. You’re able to see what’s going on. You can breathe. You can eat, love, feel the pain…whatever!

You got money. Compared to that girl above, you’re better off. Compared to the guy on the right, you’re better off.

Of course, there’s your fucking debt, cancer and bullshit story. Fuck that.

You know, I happened to see this amazing picture the other day. They say that’s where we are. That it’s the universe. It’s huge.

They say we’re a speck on it. Smaller than a speck of dust. Something like that. They might even be lying. Who knows?

But you know what? We don’t even know if there’s a second chance. You and me doesn’t mean anything compared to all of that. We’re here, enjoying it all – that’s what matters.

Wait. I know what you’re thinking. No, I don’t believe in God and all that bullshit.

It’s funny, when you think of God, what comes to mind is some white dude with long robes and white hair sitting on a fucking throne or something. Up in the heavens. I don’t even know which way the heaven is. (They always point up. Which way is up? Go figure.) Like, he had to have an ethnic background and everything! ROFL.

That’s the media fucking with your mind. It is irrelevant to prove whether or not there is some body/ force like that. Irrelevant. Doesn’t matter.

What is relevant, is that there is you. You are alive. You have a name. A chance. People know you. You can do whatever you want. You can experience this thing called life.

But of course there is debt. There is cancer. So what? You only die tomorrow. Not today. Today is your’s. Why fast forward, when you can play today?

Think about those kids in Africa and India.

They don’t have a house. No money. No food. You have it all. They don’t complain. They are fighting it. And some of them made it big in life. From zero to hero.

Some fought cancer….. Some paid off their debts…… Some are enjoying life, even without limbs.

But you fucking complain.

It’s OK. Life isn’t fair. There is no body judging you. Everybody screws up.

Know this. You can’t fix life. It isn’t something of any order to fix. Nobody knows what it is. It’s just there to experience. Like you are.

What you can do, is be there and enjoy it, while you can. Lower your expectations. Don’t try to find happiness through others. They’re busy. Like you are.

Find it within you. Smile. Enjoy. Live while you can.

Love. <3

Also read: The thing about life, nobody ever tells you, How to get over depression and How to get over bad relationships & breakups.

I recommend watching this video.

If you’re feeling suicidal, please call up the helpline numbers immediately (given below). This is not a how-to suicide article. The author does not endorse or support self harm/violence of any kind. This is an attempt to help you get out of your situation and give a second chance. Please think about your loved ones, and all the good you can do to someone less fortunate in this world. They need you. You can be of use to someone, if not the ones around you. This article comes from my experience. I’ve been there, done that and bounced back from it with much struggle.

I want to share with others who are feeling suicidal, what it means to be back, living life under control, content and happy. It’s ok to feel depressed when things go awry. But hopelessness is not the end of road. You can turn it around, if you want to. You just need some time. There is nothing in life, that time can’t heal. Hope this article helped. But if you still feel low, please call the helpline. They can help.

23 Nisan 2021 Cuma

Top 10 Suicide injection medications - Painless Path

Top 10 Suicide injection medications - Painless Path

There are many suicide methods out there. Try and Google “suicide methods”, you will find hundreds of articles discussing the most lethal, the most effective, and the cheapest methods you can find. Some you have never ever heard of. However, suicide injection medications are a very common way that people end their life. Continue reading to find more about these drugs.

What is suicide?

Suicide is a very sensitive topic that not many people are ready to talk about. It is the process of ending your own life. Despite people not wanting to talk about it, it’s real and suicide rates keep rising each day. In fact, there is a huge possibility that you know a family member, friend, coworker or classmate who has committed or attempted suicide.  Just to show you how scary suicide statistics are; in Canada, around 3500 Canadians commit suicide each year. These deaths are more than people who lose their lives in homicide and traffic accidents combined.

Some quick suicide facts

  • In BC, around 500 people commit suicide annually. This equates to more than one death each day.
  • In the last 4.5 decades, the rates of suicide have skyrocketed by 60% globally. Suicide is now among the top 3 death causes among people aged 15-44 years (both male and female). It is worth noting that these figures exclude attempted suicides that occur 20 times more than successful suicides.
  • The stigma attached to suicide and the possibility of suicide deaths being referred to as “accidents” yet they are suicides has led to an underestimation of the real figure. The number of suicides that happen every year might be higher.

Some examples of suicide injection medications

There are several drugs that can be used for suicide and administered via injections. Below are some of them:

  • Nembutal – when you talk about euthanasia or suicide, Nembutal is always the first drug that most people think of. It is a very effective, lethal drug that guarantees quick, peaceful and calm death. As a barbiturate, the drug works by suppressing the CNS and brain activity. Although the pill form is the most common form that people take Nembutal, it also comes in liquid form which you can inject to cause a peaceful death. Nembutal has proven to be the number one suicide method among most euthanasia experts. Its track record is great with zero failed suicide attempts when done in a supervised medical facility.
  • Potassium cyanide – this is one of the most lethal drugs available for suicide. In fact, its history dates back to many years ago. During World War 2, Nazi soldiers would carry cyanide to the battle field with the aim of committing suicide in case they were captured by the enemy. They used cyanide to kill themselves so they can avoid torture or giving away war secrets to the enemy. In liquid form, you can inject this compound to the body to commit suicide.
  • Seconal which is a brand name for Secobarbital is another suicide injection drug that has proved to be lethal.

Is it safe using suicide injection medications?

Most suicide injection drugs are extremely lethal and will deliver a quick and painless death when injected into the body. However, the main challenge is finding a health professional who will administer the lethal dose of these medications. Since most of them are illegal, most people mostly opt to do it by themselves. It is worth noting that administering a drug such Nembutal via injection when you are not an experienced involves a lot of risks. Many things can go wrong during the process.

First, measuring the correct dose in a syringe can be a problem to amateurs. Remember the goal here is to die so wrong measurements can result to a failed suicide attempt. In addition to that, you have to ensure that you are injecting the drug properly in the vein. Missing the vein sends the needle to a muscle which will cause severe damages to your muscle tissues. At times, the damage is too much and doctors are left with no choice but to remove that part entirely. Additionally, because of shaking or movement because of pain, the vein might break and the drug will pour to other parts which can cause devastating effects as well.

It is advisable that if you do not get assistance from an experienced physician, avoid this method completely. However, when done under supervision of an experienced doctor, this process is quick and painless.

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How much will you pay for suicide injection drugs?

The cost of any drug especially barbiturates vary depending on the availability and type as well as form of delivery. For instance, you will pay more if your package contains extra drugs to be taken with the lethal dose. However, prices keep changing as availability and demand changes.  For instance, the same amount of pentobarbital liquid that used to be sold for around $500 now costs around $15000-$25000.  Some factors that lead to price increase are the tight laws introduced to curb use of barbiturates in suicide. This created a scarcity thus raising demand and prices since fewer vendors are willing to risk long jail terms and hefty fines to sell you suicide drugs.

How many people use euthanasia services in Switzerland?

Switzerland is one of the few countries where assisted suicide is legal. According to national statistics, 187 people ended their life with assisted suicide. In 2015, the figure rose to 956 (426 men and 539 women).

Reports suggest that there is a rising trend in the number of people seeking assisted suicide.

Where can you buy suicide injection medications?

Shopping for suicide injection drugs? You have come to the right place. We are a reliable online drug store that specializes on suicide drugs. We only stock top quality medicines that will ensure you achieve the quick and fast death you desire. Contact us today for more.

Final thoughts

If you are planning to end your life using suicide injection medications, it is important to ensure you know how to do it, the correct dosage and other safety measures or you risk a failed suicide attempt. A failed suicide attempt brings so much misery both to the survivor and family in general.

Top Drugs For Suicide - Fast and Painless Euthanasia


Top Drugs For Suicide - Fast and Painless Euthanasia

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You can commit suicide using a variety of drugs in the modern day. In a study done in the UK back in 2001, it showed that there were more than a thousand cases of drug-related suicides. 28.5% of those were paracetamol, and its element related cases while 24.5% of the death was because of antidepressants. These two make up the top drugs for suicide.

In the United States, the story is similar. It was reported that most suicide deaths were caused by psychoactive drugs like antidepressants and sedatives followed by prescription pain drugs and opiates.

Both the offices of national statistics in UK and US publish data on all deaths that are caused by drug poisoning. Drugs such as heroin, cocaine, and methadone also come on top together will sleeping pills in both nations.

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However, these statics only, which drugs those individuals, use to commit suicide but they do not show the methods, the percentage that the victims used, or the success rate of the drugs. If the success rate of the drug is maybe 80%, then it means that the most used drugs are also likely to have many cases of failed suicide attempts.


Nembutal availability

Most top drugs for suicide are mainly in the form of pills. Some time back, when barbiturates were being subscribed for sleeping disorders, it was possible to commit suicide by just overdosing. However, new sleeping tablets do not have that effect. They are not lethal enough thus overdosing on new pills might make the suicide attempt to backfire and result in you being rushed to the hospital or even ending to jail in some countries.

However, barbiturates do not appear on this list despite them being lethal. The reason is these drugs are no longer prescribed and are they are tough to get without a prescription.

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The most common barbiturates that are effective include Nembutal and Seconal. They cause a fast and painless when the right amounts are administered in your body.
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Seconal also was known as the suicide Holy Grail is a powerful and effective sedative that has been used to treat severe insomnia to people already introduced to barbiturates. However, this drug cannot be prescribed in the UK anymore, although you can find it in some countries

Nembutal is currently the leading drug for human euthanasia in the states where it is legal. Unsurprisingly, so many people out there are willing to end their life, but despite the fact that this drug is highly effective, it has been limited and highly controlled thus making people result to using other drugs.

Some of the FDA-approved uses of Nembutal are sedation, seizures and preoperative. Vets for animal euthanasia and as an anesthetic also use it.

You can obtain Nembutal in liquid form. However, as said earlier, it ‘s hard to obtain it from any place in the US, Australia, Europe or Canada.

How to acquire Nembutal

Those who have come across a book named the Peaceful Pill Handbook1 have probably read about Stewart and Nitschke explaining how to obtain the drug. The guide is mostly centered on getting the drug from the vets in Peru, Mexico, Thailand, and Bolivia. However, you should note that transporting it from these countries back to your countries of origin is illegal and might result in a long jail term.  You can always buy it via mail order at a lower price.

Note that there are people lucky enough to obtain the drugs, but it is always the case. It is important to take care so that you are not a victim of being caught by the authorities. Since 2011, it has been tough to obtain these drugs across the border from Mexico. In the book, they mention that Peru is one of the safest countries to obtain Nembutal since 2012. They also provide a source where you can purchase Nembutal from Mexico through the internet at fair prices. However, there are 15% chances that the authorities will intercept your delivery before it gets to you.


Mail order Nembutal

If you are in a place where you cannot obtain Nembutal quickly, you would probably like to send safely order Nembutal or related product from China at just $1000. Although it is illegal to mail order Nembutal in most countries, it does not mean it is impossible. This Nembutal is pure, and they sell in quantities that can be used by two people. It is also easy to use it. All you need to do is dissolve it.

You can always check out the latest Peaceful Pill eBook for all the current information about Nembutal before attempting to purchase from their sources. They also have a forum where users discuss investments and the changes in the market. Again, remember importing Nembutal from other countries is illegal despite the fact the book only gives the name of one person who was prosecuted.

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Dr. Nitschke, also founded exit international to offer testing kits to test the barbiturates are high enough to cause death when you choose or not. This is a positive thing given most people obtain Nembutal from an unknown source on the internet so they are likely to buy low-quality drugs that may not be sufficient.  Although Nembutal can be stored for even 15 years and be good, the kits are to assure people that the suicide pills are not expired and are still effective.

Keep in mind the most information you read about Nembutal on any site is frequently updated and does not provide necessary information such as packaging so it would be wise always to check when the information was posted before making a purchase or using the drug. You can also check the latest eBooks about Nembutal to learn more.

Most information contained in the Peaceful Pill Handbook about Nembutal is regularly updated and does include details about packaging and such information. If your plan is to purchase or use Nembutal and related drugs, you will gain much information when you purchase the newest version of the eBook. It is the most comprehensive source of up to date information about buying and using Nembutal.

In conclusion, we are a reliable shop that offers Nembutal discreet shipping worldwide. Call us today and make your order.

19 Mart 2021 Cuma

What are Club Drugs?


What are Club Drugs?

Club drugs (also sometimes called Dance Drugs or Designer Drugs) are drugs which at one time were found most frequently in night clubs and at raves, but have since become some of the fastest growing drugs used by college students. These drugs include MDMA (ecstasy, E, or X), ketamine (special K), GHB ,crystal methamphetamine (speed, crank, crystal, tina). Hallucinogens like LSD, and psilocybin mushrooms, are frequently used in these environments, too.

What is LSD?

LSD or acid (lysergic acid diethylamide) is the most commonly used hallucinogen (also known as psychedelics). It is considered a typical hallucinogen causing similar effects to other hallucinogens like mescaline, psilocybin (mushrooms), and ibogaine. LSD became popular in the counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s, but since then its use has been limited to people in the Rave or club scenes.

How is LSD used?

LSD is usually taken by ingesting small tabs of paper (frequently placed under the tongue) which have been soaked in the liquid form of the drug then dried. In rare cases it is taken in a liquid, gelatin, or tablet form. Sometimes a dose is soaked into a sugarcube. Doses range from 20 to 100 micrograms now, though in the 1960s they ranged from 100 to 200 micrograms. Because LSD is produced illegally, it is difficult to know how strong a dose is. The effects of the drug begin in about 30 minutes and last up to 12 hours. It can be very difficult to sleep if LSD has been taken in the last 6 hours.

Why do people take LSD?

LSD, like other hallucinogens, produces a distortion in the user's sense of reality, including images, sounds, and sensations that do not really exist. These hallucinations can be pleasurable and for some people even intellectually stimulating, but they can also be disorienting or disturbing and result in a negative emotional experience (bad trip). It is difficult to determine what kind of an experience a person will have on LSD because the same person can have very different experiences each time. As with all drugs, but especially with LSD, a user's experience is shaped by her previous drug experience, expectations, setting, as well as the neurological effects of the drug.

What are the short-term risks of taking LSD?

The most common dangers of LSD result from bad trips, including terrifying thoughts and feelings, despair, fear of losing control, and fear of death. These problems are especially common and severe in people with underlying mental problems like severe depression, schizophrenia, or bipolar disease. Some fatal accidents have also occurred among users who could not perceive the reality of their situation. They hallucinate safe situations when they are actually in danger or are unable to judge distances. You should never operate machinery or drive cars while taking LSD.

Problems that might occur include:

  • Extreme changes in behavior and mood; person may sit or recline in a trance-like state
  • Chills, irregular breathing, sweating, trembling hands
  • Changes in sense of light, hearing, touch, smell, and time
  • Nausea, especially in the first two hours
  • Increase in blood pressure, heart rate and blood sugar
  • Fatigue the next day

Are there long-term consequences to taking LSD?

Hallucinogens can cause extreme, long-lasting adverse neuropsychiatric effects, like flashbacks (post-hallucination perceptual disorders), relatively long-lasting psychoses, severe depression or shizophrenia-like syndromes, especially in heavy or long-term users or in people with an underlying mental illness.

Some of the long-term problems associated with chronic or heavy LSD use are:

  • A person can experience rapidly changing feelings, immediately and long after use.
  • Chronic use may cause persistent problems, depression, violent behavior, anxiety or a distorted perception of time.
  • Large doses may cause convulsions, coma, heart/lung failure or ruptured blood vessels in the brain.
  • "Flashbacks" may occur long after use.

Is there any way to reduce the risk of having a bad trip?

LSD experiences are heavily influenced by environment.

Here are some ways to reduce the risk having a bad trip:

If you're having a bad time, avoid flashing lights and visuals and get a friend to take you to a safe, calm space.

How do I help a friend who's having a bad trip?

It is important to make your friend feel safe and comfortable, usually away from other people, visual stimulation, or noises. Speak in a soothing voice to them and reassure them that their bad emotions, sensations, and visions are just the effects of the drug and will wear off in time. If your friend is inconsolable or seems violently agitated, then seek medical help right away. Call EMS at 831.459.2231 or call 911.

Is LSD addictive?

LSD does not produce compulsive drug-seeking behavior. Addiction to hallucinogens is rare, although poly-drug addicts (people who are addicted to several drugs) frequently abuse hallucinogens as well. Because LSD users develop extreme tolerance to LSD rapidly, the drug cannot be abused for more than a few consecutive days, preventing the kind of physical and psychological dependence associated with other drugs. This tolerance usually goes away after a week or so of abstinence from the drug.

Is LSD illegal?

Yes, LSD is illegal and its possession, use, and sale carry heavy prison sentences and fines and disciplinary consequences at UCSC.

How do I help a friend who's having trouble with drugs or alcohol?

If you are concerned about a friend's drug or alcohol use, this page contains information about different ways to help them.

Resources at UCSC

Emergency response available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Student Health Outreach & Promotion (SHOP)
SHOP provides confidential appointments for drug or alcohol concerns. SHOP is located in the Student Health Center, across the street from Colleges 9 & 10. As you walk up the ramp to the Health Center, SHOP is located in the building on your left, next to the Pharmacy.

Student Health Services
Confidential walk-in or appointment health care

Counseling & Psychological Services
CPS staff provides the UCSC community with a wide range of mental health services, including short-term individual and couples counseling, group counseling, crisis assessment and intervention, and referral services.

Resources in Santa Cruz

Recovery Wave
Santa Cruz County's Alcohol and Drug Abuse help pages. If you think that you, a family member, or a friend has an alcohol or drug problem, you've come to the right place.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

Narcotics Anonymous
831-429-7436 HOTLINE (24 hour)
Call for current open meeting schedules. Disabled Accessibility.

Marijuana Anonymous
P.O. Box 1481
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
SC Hotline/Meetings:
Self-help (non-religious) fellowship group for those who cannot control their marijuana use and are experiencing adverse effects in other areas of their life. No fee is charged.

Links You Can Use

Dance Safe
Dance Safe is a harm-reduction web site centered on drugs found in nightclubs and raves. The site offers drug information, a risk assessment, ecstasy testing kits and e-news.

National Institutes of Health Club Drug Site
Provides trends and statistics, research reports and health information on club drugs.

The Good Drugs Guide
This British harm-reduction web site provides extensive information on LSD, including the basics, dangers, mixing with other drugs and links.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.