Showing posts from May, 2014

Hash Oil Explosion Incidents Are on the Rise

Colorado's inaugural first-in-the-nation recreational marijuana industry have seen a rise in fiery explosions and injuries as pot users try to make the drug's intoxicating oil in crude home-based laboratories [...] Wayne Winkler, of Denver, suffered burns to 12 percent of his body when butane fumes ignited while he was making hash oil at home. Colorado's only adult burn center has treated 10 people with serious burn injuries while making hash oil from January 1, 2014 to May 6, 2014. Eleven were treated in 2013 and one person was treated in 2012 [...] MEDIA RELEASE from Santa Cruz Police Department ... On September 29, 2013, the Santa Cruz Fire and Police Departments responded to an explosion and fire at an apartment building in the 700 block of Third Street. As they arrived, officers and fire personnel were confronted with additional explosions from butane canisters. These explosions hindered fire suppression and rescue efforts by emergency personnel. In spite of th

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s City Comptroller Amer Ahmad: A Diary, the Fugitive, the FBI, the FIA, and Birth Certificates

Ahmad served as Chicago comptroller from April 2011 until he abruptly resigned last summer. He fled the country via Mexico, and was detained after landing in the Pakistani city of Lahore with a forged visa, passport and birth certificate as well as $176,000 in cash [...] Ahmad titled his diary “Journey to Freedom: Who said escaping injustice would be easy?” which was found on his laptop computer, which Pakistani authorities confiscated when they detained him upon his arrival Monday [...] Crain's Chicago Business "40 Under 40: 2012" Profile: Amer Ahmad, 38, Comptroller, City of Chicago ... What's next? Government pension reform, he says, adding with a smile, "Sometimes I miss the private sector." [...] According to the law, a child – regardless of age – who arrives in Pakistan is allowed landing permission if his parents are of Pakistani origin. Pakistani FIA authories, after learning that the accused is wanted by the FBI in a financial fraud case and t