Apparently there's been some nepotism, some corruption, a coverup.
Chalked(!) in front of the Main Post Office, Oakland.
brucine (broo'-seen), 1) n. Pharm., Chem. a bitter, poisonous alkaloid, C23H26N2O4, obtained from the nux vomica tree; 2) n. Bruce Bortin's 'low-impact' weblog
However. Without actually having told Kaiser (well, I did tell my doctor, but he can't be expected to listen to every thing that I say) I've been halving my dosage of Lipitor for the past 10 years or so. Back before they decided to send us megapills, it was easy enough to break the 40's in half along the score.
Now, I gotta use their god damned toy machine to dissect the bisected pills.
Kaiser sent me my last batch of Lipitor at double my prescribed dosage, and along with it, they sent, free of charge, my own pill splitter. The enclosed info sheet explained that Lipitor is an expensive drug, and they get a better deal on a few high-dosage pills than on a lot of lower (correct) dosage pills.
So if it's not too much trouble, Bruce, couldja just, you know, chop 'em in half and control your dosage that way? Uh-huh.Yeah. Great....That'd be super!
These were scattered in a puddle of clear fluid in a dark corner of the Powell Street BART platform when I got out of class on Monday night.
I don't know what they're about. I have no idea what it is the kids are doing with compressed gas nowadays. But this I tell you, my friend:
I can recognize thne refuse of debauchery when I see it. I know depravity when it's staring me in the face, and this little scene was dripping with it.