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My friend got onto me last night because I hadn't jumped all over the "Miami Zombie Attack" Story. Well, I hadn't heard about it...or when I did I guess it wasn't called a zombie attack.
I watch the local news in the morning only. It is full of shenanigans and other antics. Alright, I will say it; "FOX 2 NEWS IN THE MORNING SUCKS!!!!" ---but, as I have said on numerous occasions, I am drawn to horrible movies so I guess horrible news is another thing I love to hate to watch? Although, if you want the real news that isn't STL related, they do provide a ticker at the bottom of the screen that you can read. Seriously, yesterday was all about making s'mores inside of ice cream cones on the grill while the real news was just words scrolling at the bottom of the screen. Well, since I have a toddler and he wants breakfast or an elaborate train track design...usually the news is for listening and not for reading so I miss out on the real stuff unless I search for it.
I do think that I had read a blurb about the attack but at the time they were calling it "a cannibalistic attack in Florida."
Here is the thread from FB that I copied earlier this morning. Wait, Did you want to read it? Whatever. You know you are curious. I already blocked out the names so I may as well stick it on here. I am the green.
Anyway, after that post on my wall I had a duty to make my friend happy. So the, I googled the story. Seriously this is some crazy shit. This could be a story line for a game. Umbrella Corporation was mentioned in the thread...could the "bath salts" be the T-virus? I wont link the story of the incident but really it does sound made up like for T.V. or movies. This incident happened in Miami, we should have gotten Horatio and Dexter on the case.
Like I said, I wont link the story but I guess there needs to be some sort of break down. Guy A was naked and acting crazy. He then attacks homeless guy, B who was minding his own business sleeping. A removes part of B's clothing and then starts eating the flesh off of his skull. A ate 75% of the flesh off of B's skull. Police came and A was shot and killed. B is in the hospital.
Most of the stories about this incident call it a "Zombie Attack" and say that guy A was high on bath salts. This is an assumption because it will be weeks before the toxicology report is back.
Let's talk about the "bath salts" thing anyway. This isn't the stuff you received in a fancy spa gift basket for you to pour in the tub and soak in. This is a powdery chemical that some basement chemist put together to go up your nose.
If you want to be all scientific about it, you could call it Methylenedioxypyrovalerone. No wonder they just started calling it bath salts. Can you imagine a junkie asking for that?
These "bath salts" are a man-made drug. This is something that I have never understood --taking drugs that someone else has made where you have NO CLUE AT ALL what is in it. The person who is making this stuff is doing it to make money. They do not care about you or the effects of the crap they are making. They don't care what is cut into it so that the product is stretched out further. Since it is illegal, there is no one regulating the production. So why on earth take the risk? I don't understand how people can be that desperate. Why? Because you don't necessarily have to buy it from that shady guy in the alley. You can buy this stuff online and one of the leading sellers even put the stuff on discount right after the tragedy in Miami occurred.
The bath salts are created from chemicals derived from the Khat plant which was thought to be a "divine food" by the ancient Egyptians. There is nothing divine about being so messed up that you have no control over the fact that you are eating the face off of another human being.
You know you were just itching for more facts...
This drug is specifically banned in Missouri and is listed along with a zillion other drugs, derivatives, and chemicals under RSMO 195.017
A few of the desired results of taking this drug are:
- mental stimulation
- increased alertness
- increased arousal
- sexual stimulation
All of that sounds just great...but here is a nice list of what else you have to look forward to
increased body temperature
- severe paranoia
- breathing difficulties
- psychotic delusions
- extreme agitation
- violent behavior
- suicidal thoughts/actions
Oh, but it doesn't stop there. If you survive your high, your psychiatric symptoms could still go on and on...and then you can look forward to renal failure, seizures, and liver failure.
YAY! Was your high worth that?
Maybe this horrific event can be used for an anti-bath salt campaign. Maybe the logo could be a zombie in a bathtub with the red circle and line through it. Is that too much?