Thai officials announced in November the largest ketamine bust in the nation's history, some 11.5 tons of the anesthetic. They now say they were wrong. The white powder was all actually trisodium phosphate, a cleaning agent. Officials blame a field test that inaccurately indicated the powder was a drug. A government spokesman says it "might have been premature to hold a press conference" touting the bust before doing full lab tests on the powder.
"I chose to be that guy who didn't issue the apology," says Daniel Elder. "Things went from there and it wasn't good."
And as many as 75 percent of middle income households face a tax increase under Biden's plan, even though the highest-earning households will pay the vast majority of the costs.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids railed against cops for enforcing the same kind of anti-vaping rule they help pass.