How to get stoned on pineapple or grapefruit juice!

20/04/2016

Note:  Be careful with this info.  I do not want people telling me how irresponsible I’ve been posting this info.  Though I would like to make clear: all this info is available elsewhere.  I’ve added links to those elsewheres. Also, this blog entry is for educative and informative purposes only.  I’m telling you a true thing.  What you decide to do with the info, but bear in mind: “drugs are bad, m’kay?”  Don’t blame me for reality.  Thanks.

Okay, you’re not going to get stoned by drinking pineapple juice (or grapefruit juice) alone.  If that were the case, pineapples and grapefruit would be illegal!  You need a benzo (eg “Valium”/diazepam) for this to work.  Maybe other benzos too.  Benzodiazepines are often difficult to get hold of (doctors don’t like to prescribe them as they are addictive and make you feel good: drugs that make you feel good are evil according the official standard) – but I read the leaflet that came with a pack of diazepam and it said not to drink much pineapple juice when on the drug.  I did some digging, and discovered that diazepam + pineapple juice > diazepam alone!  Here’s some of what I read online:

Grapefruit juice may increase the amount of diazepam in your blood. If you are elderly, suffer from cirrhosis or any of the conditions listed in section 2, this could possibly increase the sedative effects of Diazepam tablets and you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist. [http://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/18061/XPIL/]

and:

When taking Valium, avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice, as it may increase the level of the drug in the blood, resulting in confusion or excessive drowsiness. [http://www.healthyfoodguide.com.au/articles/2010/july/food-and-drugs-dangerous-combinations]

Diazepam: do NOT take these with grapefruit/pineapple juice. Seriously! An overdose is most definitely Not A Good Thing!!

Diazepam: do NOT take these with grapefruit/pineapple juice. Seriously! An overdose is most definitely Not A Good Thing!!

According to http://www.health.harvard.edu/family_health_guide/grapefruit-and-medication-a-cautionary-note grapefruit (and therefore pineapple juice)have this effect on the following benzos:

Diazepam (Valium)

Triazolam (Halcion)

Midazolam (Versed)

Flurazepam (Dalmane)

Clonazepam (Klonopin)

And that holiest-of-holies, Wikipedia, claims:

Grapefruit juice has also been reported to increase both the bioavailability of some benzodiazepines, (such as diazepam) and greatly slow the rate of metabolization [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grapefruit_juice]

So, unlike the old aspirin-and coca-cola story, the grapefruit/pineapple juice mix does work.  Not that I’ve tried it myself (anyone who knows me IRL knows how anti-drugs I am) but this unlikely-sounding mix is true.  A very good friend has assured me so.

 

Incidentally, while doing research for this blog entry I came across this: (benzos) A new way to ingest diazepam (and most likely other benzos) – here.

The moral of this story: don’t take drugs…?

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ibVPN could save you from ID theft, stolen bank details and so much more!

14/01/2016

Nowadays, there’s a lot going around about online secrecy, security, anonymity, theft of bank details and personal info… and a whole lot more.  For instance, did you know that you could decide to take advantage of McDonald’s free wifi while supping on a coffee… and someone else, with a gizmo like the Hak5 Pineapple, could snaffle all your data right out of the air.  And if you’d engaged in online shopping or banking, or even just putting in a password, your economic and personal freedom could possibly be stolen!

Of course, these “man-in-the-middle” attacks are nothing new.  But as tech like the pineapple gets more sophisticated, and cheaper, there are more and more evil computer-aided villains out there willing to sit near free hotspots waiting for a non-security-minded person to get tangled in their web of deceit.  In fact, these crooks don’t necessarily need a laptop to carry out these attacks – a smart phone will do much of the time.  And think about it, how many bods with smart phones do you see in McDonald’s, Burger King’s, Subway, etc etc?  That’s a lot of potential crime… and as anyone who’s suffered this before will tell you, re-securing your bank and other details is no laughing matter!

One way round these criminals is with the use of a Virtual Private Network (or VPN).  When you’re connected to the wev via a VPN, all your outgoing and incoming data is encrypted, meaning that a potential eacesdropper can’t make heads or tails out of anything you send or receive.  An excellent VPN service provider is ibVPN (invisible browser VPN).  You can get a free trial, it increases your online privacy and securely unblocks geo-restricted websites (eg you can watch BBC iPlayer even when you’re not in Britain, if you use a Brit-based server).  You can choose from +95 VPN servers in 39 countries, 63 locations, including servers set up for p2p (bittorrent etc) traffic.  You can surf the internet completely anonymously – hence the name “invisible browser”.  And their online support is extremely good – they have helped me out in the past, figuring our the most baffling problems.

Despite what you may hear on the news, enccryption and secrecy is not just for perverts, crooks or the paranoid.  In fact, that kind of thinking actually helps the crooks, putting you off using this technology to save you from criminals.

Believe me, sending an unencrypted email is like sening a letter on a postcard – easily read by anyone who can get his or her paws on it.  And with the scanning tech available, just about anyone can get a look.  Yes, you might not mind sending a “wish you were here” postcard to your mates when on holiday… but would you send sensitive info on the back of a postcard?  I know I wouldn’t.

Don’t fall prey to the crooks.  Use a service like a VPN.  And if you choose to use a VPN, ibVPN is a very good option.  They provide a very good service.

Go on, get a free trial from ibVPN.  No commitment necessary, and it could save you from the robbers and scammers!

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