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The Vampire Squid Strikes Again: The Mega Banks' Most Devious Scam Yet

Banks are no longer just financing heavy industry. They are actually buying it up and inventing bigger, bolder and scarier scams than ever<p>Call it the …

Sherrod Brown

Feds Bust Up a Major Mafia Drug Ring in New York and Italy

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Coordinated drug raids in New York and Italy resulted in arrests on both sides of the Atlantic on …

Crime

The lie that won’t die: “We don’t know enough about marijuana!”

Drug warriors insist we still don’t know enough about its possible therapeutic properties. It’s simply not true<p>Speaking recently with the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, UCLA professor and former Washington state "pot czar" Mark Kleiman implied that we as a society are largely ignorant when it comes to the …

NSA: Snowden Stole 1.7 MILLION Classified Documents And Still Has Access To Most Of Them

That is a truly mind-boggling number.<p>Glenn Greenwald originally said that he and filmmaker Laura Poitras received 10,000 files from Snowden in Hong Kong, and NSA chief Keith Alexander recently said Snowden took as many as 200,000.<p>Now the NSA tells CBS that it believes Snowden stole 1.7 million …

Surveillance

Graffiti Artists Take Over a Whole Warehouse, Documented with Hyperlapse Photography

You’re probably familiar with timelapse photography, in which still photos (taken with a stationary camera) are compiled to create the effect of …

Streetwear

Lost Egyptian City Discovered by Underwater Archaeologist After 1,200 Years

For many centuries the fabled city of Heracleion was thought to be a myth, a place of amazing affluence talked about by Herodotus, frequented by …

Archaeology

Pocket hookahs proliferate with young marijuana users, sources say

They can look like nondescript writing pens or asthma inhalers. Some resemble lip-gloss sticks and come in the same hot pink or sparkly purple as …

Legalize pot, save a lot of energy

[COUGH! COUGH!] What were we talking about? Oh right, right, right. Marijuana’s continued prohibition in 48 mellow-harshing states has an unintended …

Cannabis

Jim Morrison Lives: The Legacy of the Lizard King

Ten years after his death, three writers explore the cult of the mythical late Doors singer<p><b>Jim Morrison, 1981: Renew My Subscription to the</b> …

Literature

Otis Redding - Picture from the past

Otis Redding finished recording the classic (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay on 7 December 1967. Three days later, he died when his plane crashed into Lake Minona, Wisconsin. The song was released in January of the following year, reaching number one on the Billboard Music Charts

Legalized pot could threaten the alcohol industry

Will another option for the law abiding reduce alcohol consumption or just give rise to more intoxication?<p>As the legalization of recreational marijuana gains momentum across the United States with public support at an all-time high, many advocates eagerly await to see what effect legalization will …

Charles Manson Today: The Final Confessions of a Psychopath

He's nearly 80 and his Family is smaller, but darkness still surrounds America's most notorious criminal<p>In California's San Joaquin Valley, about …

Criminology

Singapore’s “Batman Bin Suparman” caught stealing and doing heroin :-(

Here at FilmDrunk, we’re big fans of silly names, and thus once upon a time we were crushed to hear that Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop was arrested for marijuana possession. So it is again now that Singapore’s Batman Bin Suparman, which translates to “Batman Son of Suparman,” has been arrested …

Indian police chief's rape analogy causes outrage across country

Ranjit Sinha, head of India's Central Bureau of Investigation, apologises for remark about unlicensed betting<p>One of India's most senior policemen has been forced to apologise after comparing rape to unlicensed betting which, because it cannot be prevented, should be enjoyed.<p>Ranjit Sinha, who leads …

POLICE REPORT: Toronto Mayor Allegedly Seen Snorting Cocaine With A Prostitute On St. Patrick's Day

The Toronto Sun reported on the contents of the unsealed documents Wednesday afternoon. They're part of a police investigation that involves Ford, who recently admitted to smoking crack cocaine in a "drunken stupor."<p>The waiter, who works for Bier Markt in Toronto, reportedly told police that on St. …

Crime

Here’s a dolphin having sex with a headless fish corpse set to spy music

This video of a dolphin having sex with a headless fish corpse isn’t especially movie related, but I think you’ll agree that the way the editor set the video to James Bond-y spy music is very cinematic. And anyway, I’m trying to realize my goal of being the number one Google result for …

So what's next for Edward Snowden after leaking NSA secrets? Apparently, a job

Edward Snowden is apparently pretty popular in Russia, the country that has granted him asylum. And now, he reportedly has a job there.<p>"The assumption is that he'll be working for Vkontakte, which is essentially a copy of Facebook," says Charles Maynes, an independent journalist based in Moscow. …