Thai Stick

Author: Peter Maguire,Mike Ritter

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231161344

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 7030


Thailand’s capital, Krungtep, known as Bangkok to Westerners and “the City of Angels” to Thais, has been home to smugglers and adventurers since the late eighteenth century. During the 1970s, it became a modern Casablanca to a new generation of treasure seekers: from surfers looking to finance their endless summers to wide-eyed hippie true believers and lethal marauders leftover from the Vietnam War. Moving a shipment of Thai sticks from northeast Thailand farms to American consumers meant navigating one of the most complex smuggling channels in the history of the drug trade. Peter Maguire and Mike Ritter are the first historians to document this underground industry, the only record of its existence rooted in the fading memories of its elusive participants. Conducting hundreds of interviews with smugglers and law enforcement agents, the authors recount the buy, the delivery, the voyage home, and the product offload. They capture the eccentric personalities who transformed the Thai marijuana trade from a GI cottage industry into one of the world’s most lucrative commodities, unraveling a rare history from the smugglers’ perspective.

The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: J-Z

Author: Dalzell Victor Eds Staff,Eric Partridge

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415259385

Category: Americanisms

Page: 2189

View: 1529


Entry includes attestations of the head word's or phrase's usage, usually in the form of a quotation. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

Author: Tom Dalzell,Terry Victor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317372522

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 864

View: 8689


Booklist Top of the List Reference Source The heir and successor to Eric Partridge's brilliant magnum opus, The Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, this two-volume New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is the definitive record of post WWII slang. Containing over 60,000 entries, this new edition of the authoritative work on slang details the slang and unconventional English of the English-speaking world since 1945, and through the first decade of the new millennium, with the same thorough, intense, and lively scholarship that characterized Partridge's own work. Unique, exciting and, at times, hilariously shocking, key features include: unprecedented coverage of World English, with equal prominence given to American and British English slang, and entries included from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, South Africa, Ireland, and the Caribbean emphasis on post-World War II slang and unconventional English published sources given for each entry, often including an early or significant example of the term’s use in print. hundreds of thousands of citations from popular literature, newspapers, magazines, movies, and songs illustrating usage of the headwords dating information for each headword in the tradition of Partridge, commentary on the term’s origins and meaning New to this edition: A new preface noting slang trends of the last five years Over 1,000 new entries from the US, UK and Australia New terms from the language of social networking Many entries now revised to include new dating, new citations from written sources and new glosses The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is a spectacular resource infused with humour and learning – it’s rude, it’s delightful, and it’s a prize for anyone with a love of language.

Parliamentary Debates

Author: New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5190


Cultivator's Handbook of Marijuana

Author: Drake

Publisher: Ronin Publishing

ISBN: 9780914171539

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 5255


This revised and updated edition of the classic Cultivators Handbook of Marijuana had complete information on growing marijuana indoors and out. Full of examples, fantastic illustrations and horticultural knowledge. Drake is a leading authority on marijuana cultivation. His book Cultivators Handbook of Marijuana includes information on the marijuana plant, marijuana and land, working with young plants, marijuana and light, harvesting and curing, making a good plant better, cultivation of psychoactive tobacco, and cultivation awareness.

Damian Garcia: Phd Drug Smuggler ~Book 2~

Author: Chris Mosquera

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504353153

Category: Fiction

Page: 234

View: 7631


Damian Garcia: PhD Drug Smuggler The story of Damian Garcia and the international drug trade in opium and hashish by PhD students in New York City began in 1972. They first met as financially hungry graduate students. They combined their expertise and intellect in business, chemistry, banking, and law to develop extremely discreet and enormously profitable global drug smuggling and money laundering enterprises. The financial returns exceeded their wildest imaginations, growing into the billions of dollars over time. They invested in social services helping those in need, legitimate businesses and global investments that continue to prosper. Money laundering is the back end of the international drug trade, and converting drug money into legal income is an expensive, complex, and dangerous process. The family believed that brains always prevailed over brawn. As business grew, they expanded their product lines to include the finest Thai marijuana and purest LSD-25 acid. They manufactured the Thai marijuana products into six-inch opium dipped strawberry flavored sticks and new Park Roads cigarettes. The group invented the process for converting concentrated liquid LSD-25 into premium Aspirin-Acid pills. Their clientele included professors, artists, politicians, doctors, lawyers, accountants, and elite professionals worldwide. Global sales skyrocketed. When we re-join the group in 1978, they have taken drug smuggling to the next level. Using the investor-franchisee business model, they developed their criminal organizations into multi-billion dollar international drug smuggling and money-laundering enterprises. The group owns and controls over 200 legitimate companies and financial institutions worldwide. Those that knew would never tell; that was the family code. This is the continuation of their remarkable success

Marooned

Author: David Smith

Publisher: New Dawning Publications

ISBN: 0983003556

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5864


ARO HEALING Touching Lives THEORIES, TECHNIQUES and THERAPIES

Author: Lynette Barnard

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483631648

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 852

View: 4515


CHAPTER 1: Definition and Outline OVERVIEW The Founding History of Aro-healing MASSAGES, THERAPIES, TREATMENTS Governing Bodies, Mission and Company Profile The Role of Massage, The Aro-healing Technique The Role of Touch, The Aro- Touch Technique, Aro-Reflex Stimulation Therapy What is Aro-healing, Advantages of using Aro-health massages Professional Massages Significance of Aro-healing Contents for Chapter 2: Whole Medical Systems Influencing the Body, Influencing the Mind, History of Massage, Massage Therapy, Massage as a way of relieving stress Different Types of Massage Therapies Different Types of Massage and Touch Therapy Techniques Therapy Discussion: Aromatherapy, Essential Oils (100 percent pure) Reflexology, How does it work, Can Reflexology do any harm Traditional Thai foot massage, Do you do traditional Thai foot massage, Possible reactions, Contraindications Acupressure, Acupressure is part of a Traditional Chinese System of Medicine Whole Medical Systems: In which Category does it Belong? 3 Categories. Conventional Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Whole Medical Systems. Whole Medical Systems: Acupuncture, The difference between acupuncture and acupressure, Acupuncture facts Ayurveda, Ayurveda mind and body type, Ayurvedic massage, Ayurvedic Oils and Medicines Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Chinese Materia Medica, The diagnostic tools differ from those of conventional medicine Herbalism Herbology (Phytotherapy), Anthropology of Herbalism Naturopathy, 6 principles form the basis of Naturopathy, Natural treatment approaches; Homeopathy, Regulation of Homeopathic Treatments, Side Effects and Risks; Aro-healing Revised Complimentary Therapy (ARC), Aro-Technique Products and Product Ranges, Oils used by Aro-healing Therapy Discussions for Chapter 2: Aromatherapy is an ancient healing art which uses essential oils Reflexology An alternative medicine method Traditional Thai foot massage Based on Traditional Chinese massage of the feet Acupressure An ancient Chinese technique based on the principles of Acupuncture Acupuncture An ancient Chinese technique that works by releasing the body's vital energy, known as Chi Ayurveda In India, Ayurvedic medicine has complex formulas to balance "Vata", "Pitta" or "Kapha" Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Uses a number of therapeutic approaches such as acupuncture and moxibustion, herbs and other natural products, and massage Herbalism Herbology (Phytotherapy) The study and use of medicinal properties of plants and plant extracts Naturopathy Ancient and modern therapies from other traditions Homeopathy A complete system of medical theory and practice Aro-healing Revised Complimentary Therapy (ARC ) Aro-healing, Aro-healing Massage Therapy Contents for Chapter 3: Aro-Technique Products Why is an Aro-Technique Product different from other products; What does 'cold pressed' or 'first cold compressed' mean; Benefits of using ARO-TECHNIQUE PRODUCTS The Role of Aro-Technique Products and Product Ranges: Discussions from Newsletters; DEMONSTRATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS AT LAUNCHES AND PROMOTIONS The Role of 100 Percent Pure Aromatic Essential Oils; The Role of Aromachology and Somatology; Aromachology and Aromatherapy both promote the positive effects of fragrance on mood How to use essential oils; MASSAGE AROMATHERAPY, MEDICAL AROMATHERAPY, OLFACTORY AROMATHERAPY and COSMETIC AROMATHERAPY The Aro-Recipe Specimen; (All Aro-Technique Products and Product Ranges are trademarked The Role of the Website Presence; Aro-Technique Products that can be ordered through Aro-healing's website: (http://wwwaro-healing.com); Website Products – Online Shop; Review: Permonlie Anti-wrinkle Cream - Guide on available anti-wrinkle products Massage Oils Other Massage Oils General information on facial massage Nappy rash Customer Reviews Definitions of barrier cream Usage - Key Points How do I tr

Changing Tides

Author: Edward Elley

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480886033

Category: Fiction

Page: 1002

View: 6396


A fantastically lively novel that follows the story of Frankie Solomon as he leaves his life as a musician in New York and moves to a small Island in the south. There he discovers the hidden culture of modern day pirates, drugs and love that Island offered. Live Frankie’s life over a ten year period and the cultural changes that this country went through from 1975 to 1985.