Archive for April, 2007

The Cost of Cremated Ashes: Dad Nose Best A New Cocaine Substitute – Keith Richard’s Marketing Expertise’ – a parody of abuse

Thursday, April 5th, 2007

THE ROLLING STONE'S KEITH RICHARDS MAYBE SNORTED HIS DAD THE TABLOIDS HAVE COMMENTED AND THERE SEEMS TO BE CONTROVERSY REGARDING WHETHER IT WAS TRUE OR NOT.  CastMD CONTINUES TO DIG INTO THIS ISSUE WITH CLARITY AND REASON.  BUT INQUIRING BRAINIACS WANT TO KNOW THE NUMBERS……..SO HERE THEY ARE ! 

Theory:

Average cremation remains = 3700 grams

Crackdowns on producers and smugglers of cocaine in Colombia and the United States have caused the wholesale price of the drug to rise sharply, according to officials of the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency. A kilogram, 2.2 pounds, of cocaine that cost a dealer $15,000 six months ago now costs $25,000 to $30,000, Frank Chellino, a spokesman for the agency's Miami office, said. (NYT 4-5-07)

 

The common street selling price of cocaine hydrochloride powder is $80-$100 per gram. The purity of the drug is TYPICALLY diluted by dealers wanting to increase the volume of the cocaine to multiply profits. Popular "cutting" agents include lactose, inositol, mannitol, lidocaine, and even cornstarch, talcum powder, or sugar.  NOW YOU CAN CUT WITH DAD'S ASHES !!!

 

 

 

 

 Freebase cocaine is cocaine without its water-soluble component, or "base." It is prepared by prepping cocaine hcl with an alkali, and separating the cocaine from its impurities. The preparation of freebase cocaine involves the use of highly flammable solvents such as ether. "Crack" or "rock" cocaine is the street name given to freebase cocaine processed from cocaine hydrochloride to a base, then using a base and heating it to remove the hydrochloride. The resulting mixture is allowed to harden, then broken into small pieces or rocks, which can be easily smoked in a pipe. The term "crack" refers to the crackling sound made when the mixture is smoked.

Therefore:

30,000 dollars divided by 1000 grams is 30 dollars a gm wholesale.  Yet the retail prices vary, but about the 100 dollars a gram retail street value.

3700 grams of cremation remains is 370,000 dollars of cocaine equivalency in weight. 

The most popular method of use is to separate the powder into fine "lines" of approximately 1/4 gram, 4-6 inches long. A small straw is then used to "snort" the cocaine into the nose.

3700 divided by 1/4 gm per line is:

14,800 lines of cremation-dad cocaine-substitute ! 

Now, a direct cremation cost noted on the web was:

Direct Cremation Service : $625.00*

Therefore:

Cost of cremation divided by 3700 grams of cocaine substitute is 625 / 3700 = 0.1689 dollar/gram

SUMMARY:

IF YOU BUY COCAINE YOU WILL BE PAYING 80-100 DOLLARS RETAIL FOR ONE GRAM

USE CREMATION-DAD COCAINE-SUBSTITUTE  AND YOU WILL PAY ONLY 17 CENTS PER GRAM

IF YOU DO DRUGS, YOU DO THE MATH…BUT DON'T SNORT DAD-SNOW. 

 

 

 

GOING GREEN – AN ESSAY – THE WASTE BY THE PHARMA INDUSTRY AND ADVERTISING COMPANIES – WHERE IS AL GORE ON THIS?

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

Did you ever get a sample or starter pak of medicine from your doctor?  Usually, the pak will have one or two pills in a blister, nuclearbomb proof wrap, and then boxed with some expensive advertising.  When is enough, enough !  To top it off, the little pill in the blister pak in the little box is one of five or six other little highly advertised little boxes in a yet bigger box.  Then comes the literature that is mandated by the FDA to be put in each box or on the blister pak itself.  Then, with the leaving of the little boxes in the bigger boxes, pages and pages of highly detailed literature is presented and left with the doctor.  Only God or Buddha would actually know how much of this stuff ends up in the garbage.

 

And now, with the internet, WebMD, CastMD, Mayo Clinic, and other portals of Net-formation, why is all this waste appealing to the advertisers, the pharma companies, and the FDA subcommittees? 

If the waste would stop, more medicines could be used by clinics to help offset the high costs to patients for starter paks, courses of medicines, or to give to those without drug benefits…a rising number !  How about just a 5-10 point update on the med instead of pages of infitessimal fine print squished on multi-folded paper…What do you think FDA? 

Well, I hope Al and his Green friends read my essay today.  Maybe he could trade some of those "Green CO2 impression stamps" he bought to offset his private jet and give them to the FDA and the Pharma companies.  That way, the universe would be in drug balance, and we don't have to worry about trees, water, air, and the uninsured and underinsured.  ZZZZOOOOOOOMMMMMM, I hear his jet now………