A fascinating introduction to a lower-level mafia that apparently thrives in the big cities: My guest, Paolo, reports on scopolamine, also known as "Devil's Breath" -- a mind-altering hallucinogen made from the seeds of borrachero (Brugmansia) flowers, also called "Angel's Trumpets." Brugmansia are beautiful white blooms that hang downward, commonly seen in warm climates (like California/Florida suburbs!) as well as in the tropics, where the seeds are turned into a means of robbing the rich. It all sounds wild, but our guest has lived to tell it. An immigrant class, not just to America, but all over the Western world, can deploy this substance on "persons of interest" to augment cash flow. Read articles here and here ... yet another form of mind-control to look out for! The discussion turns to other subjects, with unusual insights from a well-traveled, very awake thinker.