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Flu outbreak: 100 people a week dying in US as virus continues to spread

UH-OH: Democrats Panic After Mainstream Media Sources Blame THEM For Government Shutdown

FEDS: Surge In DACA Recipients Losing Protections For Crimes, Thousands Convicted Or Charged

Oh, by the way...Turkey just invaded Syria

Why India is falling in love with a movie about toilets

5 million Ghanaians defecate openly daily, 1.1bn globally

Why isn't there chaos in the streets?

The Heart of the Constitution

Rand Paul Pushes Marijuana Amendments On Funding Bill

Congressional leaders refuse to budge on shutdown's first day, but negotiations continue

Some African Countries Are Excrement Holes, So Is Haiti

Can Cannabis Oil Really Treat Seizures?

Britons in Jamaica's Montego Bay urged to stay in resorts

Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose, coroner and family say [opioids, fetanyl]

Fact Check: Is the 'FBI Investigating Whether Russian Went to NRA to Help Trump'?

Reversing the Damage Done by Chairman Barack

Republican Congressman Admits Drug War HELPS Cartels, Slams Weed ‘Witch Hunt’

Elizabeth Warren’s Native American problem goes beyond politics

In 2018 The US Government Will Spend Nearly $2 Billion a Day on War

Question Concerning Government Shutdown

Neighbor accused of breaking Rand Paul’s ribs will plead guilty to felony assault (on a member of congress, resulting in personal injury)

The rise of the cannabis cult: don’t believe the hype about medical marijuana Health ..


Tim Ogle: This Guy’s Device Got 100 Miles Per Gallon – Then He Had An Attempt On His Life & Later Mysteriously Died

Real Federalists Need to Step Up to Fight Jeff Sessions' War on Weed

Government-Approved Workouts? The Fight Against Fitness Licensing.

Tennessee's Haircut Cops Bust Barbers Who Lack High School Diplomas

Dashcam Recording Instantly Undercuts Officers' Concocted Reason For A Traffic Stop

Medical Marijuana Isn’t a Miracle Drug

'Shoot black kids' smoking weed, police chief advises recruit

Putin's Master Plan to Install a Pawn In the White House Who Would Greatly Amp Up Energy Production and Thereby Decimate the Russian Oil-Based Economy Is Nearly Complete

Gas tax should rise 25 cents to fund road repair: US Chamber of Commerce (Communists)

Police Say It’s Unconstitutional to Mandate Drug Tests on Officers

Police Track Down People Who Made “Offensive” Facebook Comments About Islam

Why some African Americans are moving to Africa

How To Trump The Media: Avoid Conservatives’ Biggest Mistake

Porn star Stormy Daniels described affair with Donald Trump in 2011 magazine interview

California AG Will Prosecute Employers For Helping Federal Immigration Officials

How the US Became a Warmonger Police State

Cop Tasers Innocent Dad in the Back for Rescuing His Pets in House Fire—Taxpayers Held Liable

Man Who Offered Reward For Information On The Murder Of Seth Rich Violently Attacked

Thou Shall Not Pass . . .

Italy: Somalian Storms Delivery Room and Attempts to Rape Woman in Labour

Ex-CIA Officer Suspected Of Helping China Assassinate US Informants Arrested At JFK

“New” Trump Admin Policy On Syria Is The Same As Obama’s . . . And Hillary Clinton’s

California 'Neck Stabber' Was Illegal Alien, Deported Seven Times

Jeff Sessions’s War On Pot Goes To Court, Attorney General Will Fight 12-Year-Old With Epilepsy

Dick Durbin Attacks The President Over “Chain Migration”!

Marijuana Advisor To Sessions Wants To Drug Test Everyone

Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post: Import Foreign Workers to Replace Spoiled Americans

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Why isn't there chaos in the streets?
Post Date: 2018-01-21 09:50:38 by no gnu taxes
The government is shut down. Yet life doesn't seem any different. It's like nobody even knows the government is shut down.

Rand Paul Pushes Marijuana Amendments On Funding Bill
Post Date: 2018-01-21 00:03:27 by hondo68
As Congress works to end a federal government shutdown that began at midnight on Friday, a Republican senator is trying to insert marijuana into the process. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has filed two far-reaching cannabis amendments that he wants to be part of a deal to reopen the government. One measure would prevent the Justice Department from interfering with state recreational legalization and medical cannabis laws, a big concern in the wake of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s recent rescission of Obama-era guidance that has generally allowed local marijuana policies to be implemented without federal harassment: ______ SA 1910. Mr. PAUL submitted an amendment intended to ...

Congressional leaders refuse to budge on shutdown's first day, but negotiations continue
Post Date: 2018-01-20 21:15:46 by buckeroo
Congressional leaders in both parties refused to budge publicly from their political corners Saturday on the first day of the government shutdown, avoiding direct negotiations and bitterly blaming each other for the impasse in speeches. President Trump joined the fray with a series of charged tweets. But private glimmers of a breakthrough were evident by late Saturday, as moderate Democrats and Republicans began to rally behind a new short-term funding proposal to reopen the government through early February. That plan could include funding for storm-ravaged states, reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program — and an implicit agreement to hold votes at some point ...

Republican Congressman Admits Drug War HELPS Cartels, Slams Weed ‘Witch Hunt’
Post Date: 2018-01-20 09:47:21 by Deckard
While the federal government still blindly refuses to acknowledge that cannabis has any medicinal value, not all of its employees are fooled into believing the lie that legalizing the plant will do more to harm the public than what has been done under the guise of the “War on Drugs.” Congressman Carlos Curbelo, a Republican from Florida, took to Twitter to call out Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ war on cannabis in states that have voted to legalize it. He noted that by supporting interference from federal agencies, Sessions is proving that he has no respect for states’ right. “The Attorney General’s witch hunt against legally-operating, state-regulated ...

In 2018 The US Government Will Spend Nearly $2 Billion a Day on War
Post Date: 2018-01-20 09:39:10 by Deckard
While the United States Congress has struggled to pass legislation governing taxes and healthcare, it had no problem uniting on the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act—a bill that will ensure the U.S. continues to wage wars around the world, and that promises taxpayers will cover its costly expenses. The price tag on the latest NDAA is a massive $700 billion, which means that for every day in 2018, American taxpayers will spend nearly $2 billion on war. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, claimed that by signing the NDAA into law, Trump “signed a bill that will make America safer.” He also noted one important ...

Question Concerning Government Shutdown
Post Date: 2018-01-20 09:35:42 by Deckard

Neighbor accused of breaking Rand Paul’s ribs will plead guilty to felony assault (on a member of congress, resulting in personal injury)
Post Date: 2018-01-20 09:14:19 by hondo68
A Kentucky man accused fracturing six of Sen. Rand Paul’s ribs in November will plead guilty to assaulting a member of Congress — a crime carrying a maximum sentence of 10 years. Dr. Rene A. Boucher, 58, of Bowling Green, Ky., was charged with the felony on Friday for allegedly attacking his neighbor of 17 years over an ongoing yardwork dispute. Boucher, who admitted the assault, signed a plea agreement, according to a press release from Indiana federal prosecutors. Federal prosecutors will ask a judge to impose a sentence of 21 months in prison, court documents showed.Rene Boucher, center, appears in court for an arraignment hearing with his attorney Matt Baker, left, at the ...

Real Federalists Need to Step Up to Fight Jeff Sessions' War on Weed [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2018-01-19 21:58:05 by Deckard
The Attorney General's reversal on marijuana is out of step with states rights and public opinion.CHINE NOUVELLE/SIPA/NewscomYou would think that the Justice Department has better things to do than to restart a federal war on marijuana or that it would want to stay away from interfering with the will of the people in the 29 states, plus the District of Columbia, that allow at least the medical use of marijuana. But you would be wrong. Thanks to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, we have now an emerging conflict between federal and state laws. That conflict should be resolved in favor of the states. When he was a senator, Sessions once said during a Senate hearing, "Good people ...

Government-Approved Workouts? The Fight Against Fitness Licensing.
Post Date: 2018-01-19 21:51:13 by Deckard
Crossfit is fighting to keep the government from regulating how Americans are taught to exercise. The health of the nation may be at stake. Almost everything the federal government has told the public about healthy diets over the past three decades may have been wrong. The U.S. Surgeon General suggested avoiding saturated fats and prioritizing grains and other carbohydrates. Low-fat products started filling the aisles at grocery stores, as families tried to follow the government's infamous food pyramid. Obesity rates continued to climb, and some dissenting scientists and started questioning the consensus. The U.S. government and major health organizations were slow to react, but in ...

Tennessee's Haircut Cops Bust Barbers Who Lack High School Diplomas
Post Date: 2018-01-19 21:45:09 by Deckard
The Tennessee barber cops caught up with Elias Zarate on January 18, 2017.Zarate was working upstairs at The Revolution Studio, a small barbershop on trendy Front Street in downtown Memphis. The job, which he had held for only a few weeks before getting busted, was like a dream come true for Zarate. He'd learned to cut hair while helping out in his uncle's barbershop as a kid, and he had honed his skills over the years by cutting his siblings' and friends' hair. At Revolution, Zarate had served clientele from ordinary working-class to members of the Memphis Grizzlies, the local NBA team. But getting that job required a state-issued license. Zarate had bought one a few ...

Dashcam Recording Instantly Undercuts Officers' Concocted Reason For A Traffic Stop
Post Date: 2018-01-19 21:13:38 by Deckard
from the in-car-petard dept Dashcams -- unlike body cameras -- have been around for years. So while it might be understandable an officer could forget his actions are being documented by his new-ish body camera-- say, when he heads into an alley to plant evidence -- it's difficult to draw the same conclusion when an officer apparently forgets his dashcam is recording his bogus traffic stop. In a criminal case resulting in suppressed evidence, Officer William Davis of the Dayton (OH) Police seems to have done exactly that. His bogus traffic stop resulted in the discovery of marijuana and a firearm, but none of that matters now. What was captured by his cruiser's dashcam undercut ...

Police Say It’s Unconstitutional to Mandate Drug Tests on Officers
Post Date: 2018-01-19 14:15:18 by Deckard
In an incredibly backwards display of irony, the union representing the Pittsburgh police has filed a most unusual lawsuit. A civil rights grievance has been filed against the city, claiming that officers being required to undergo mandatory drug testing is not only a violation of their contract, but of the Constitution as well. Curiously enough, it appears that this unconstitutionality only applies to police officers, not to the public that they are meant to protect and serve. The officers’ argument is that a urine drug analysis constitutes an “illegal search and seizure,” and police would be forced to “forfeit their constitutional rights to protect the city from a ...

Porn star Stormy Daniels described affair with Donald Trump in 2011 magazine interview
Post Date: 2018-01-19 11:01:09 by Deckard
Adult movie actress Stormy Daniels last week purportedly denied having an extramarital affair with Donald Trump back in 2006, but she told a different story in 2011, according to a recently rediscovered magazine interview published Wednesday. InTouch magazine has just made public a 7-year-old interview with Daniels in which she claims that a sexual relationship with Trump began after she met the future president at a celebrity golf tournament in July 2006 in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Adult film actress/director Stormy Daniels appears at the Wicked Pictures booth at the 2017 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Jan. 18, 2017 in Las Vegas. Ethan Miller / Getty ...

Cop Tasers Innocent Dad in the Back for Rescuing His Pets in House Fire—Taxpayers Held Liable
Post Date: 2018-01-19 07:21:56 by Deckard
Grandville, MI — Robert W. Burt Jr., 63, was in his front yard gardening when he saw what appeared to be smoke billowing from his roof. So, he called 911 and proceeded to get his wife and daughter out of the house. However, when he would try to go back to rescue his pets, police would show up, taser him in the back—twice—and arrest him. Burt has just been awarded $75,000 in a settlement from the excessive force lawsuit he brought against the Grandville Police Department for the incident which took place in 2014. “His injuries were not that significant, but the insult and offensiveness of what happened were tremendous,’’ attorney Keary W. Sawyer said. ...

Thou Shall Not Pass . . .
Post Date: 2018-01-19 05:59:37 by Deckard
This country is painted over with double yellow bars – a sort of rolling-ribbon prison, from which escape is not possible. Legal passing zones – always rare – are becoming almost nonexistent. Painted over – for no readily discernible reason. Well, actually, there is a reason: It is the purposeful discouragement of active – as opposed to passive – driving. This to pave the way for automated cars. To acclimate people to soporific transportation. To get them used to being meatsacks. Superficially, the effacing of passing zones is justified on the claim that the act is inherently unsafe – and within the straightjacket idiocy of the laws as they exist, this is ...

Jeff Sessions’s War On Pot Goes To Court, Attorney General Will Fight 12-Year-Old With Epilepsy [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2018-01-19 05:32:03 by Deckard
A 12-year-old suing the federal government may have a whiff of adorableness. But for Alexis Bortell, who filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Jeff Sessions last fall, it’s a choice she had to make to save her life. Alexis has epilepsy, and Sessions has made it his mission to make it impossible for her to access the only drug that has kept her seizures at bay: cannabis.   A Scream of Terror Alexis doesn’t remember her first seizure. But her father, Dean Bortell, does. “We were literally folding clothes, and Alexis was sleeping on the couch,” Bortell told Newsweek. “All of a sudden, I heard her make this shriek—I mean, it ...

Marijuana Advisor To Sessions Wants To Drug Test Everyone
Post Date: 2018-01-19 05:21:15 by Deckard
It’s bad enough in 2018 that the war on drugs still exists in the deluded minds of government higher-ups, just as some states begin to legalize recreational marijuana. And just as they do, Attorney General Jeff Sessions dropped the bomb that the Federal Government ended its leniency toward states’ rights for medical marijuana. Thus, we devolve as a nation. But the biggest blow to Americans was when Sessions’ DEA, although going after marijuana as a dangerous substance – in essence gave a Pharma opioid maker the rights to a partial national monopoly on synthetic THC! What’s worse, it looks like the War on Drugs has just collided with Mad ...

Tennessee Deputy Who Suffered Panic Attack After Firing At Unarmed Man Had Track Record of Lying and Incompetence at Previous Police Department
Post Date: 2018-01-19 05:12:51 by Deckard
Deputy Justin M. Johnson should never have been given a badge and a gun.How unqualified does an aspiring deputy have to be before the Sevier County Sheriff's Department won't hire him? In October Reason covered the story of Justin M. Johnson, a deputy in Sevier County, Tennessee, whose bodycam caught him firing wildly and without warning at an unarmed man who had been filming him. The footage then shows Johnson suffering a severe panic attack. The man doing the filming has since been charged with assault for causing the deputy's panic. The footage and subsequent fallout, first reported by the Knoxville News-Sentinel, is disturbing enough. What makes the tale even more upsetting ...

Data: Foreign-Born Workers Overwhelmingly Outnumber Americans in Silicon Valley Jobs
Post Date: 2018-01-19 05:12:37 by 3-Dee
Data: Foreign-Born Workers Overwhelmingly Outnumber Americans in Silicon Valley Jobs by John Binder 18 Jan 2018 Foreign-born workers now overwhelmingly outnumber Americans in coveted high-paying, high-skilled, white-collar jobs in Silicon Valley, California, the hub of the tech industry. New data analyzed by the Seattle Times revealed that 71 percent of tech workers in Silicon Valley are foreign-born, while the tech industry in the San Francisco, Oakland, and Hayward area is made up of 50 percent foreign-born tech workers. Though not specified in the analysis, a wide number of the tech industry’s foreign tech workers are imported to the United States through the H-1B visa, which ...

The Dow's 31% gain during Trump's first year is the best since FDR
Post Date: 2018-01-18 21:18:59 by buckeroo
The 30-stock index has surged more than 31 percent since Trump's inauguration. That marks the index's best performance during the first year of a president since Franklin Roosevelt. "You've got lower taxes, less regulation and confidence in the economy is high," said one investor. The S&P 500 has surged 23 percent during Trump's first year in office. Donald Trump lifted the Dow Jones industrial average in his first year in office more than any other president since Franklin Roosevelt. The Dow has surged more than 31 percent since Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017. That marks the index's best performance during a president's first year since ...

Trump Lawyer Used Private Company, Pseudonyms to Pay Porn Star ‘Stormy Daniels’
Post Date: 2018-01-18 18:22:54 by Willie Green
Michael Cohen created limited liability company just before $130,000 payment President Donald Trump’s lawyer used a private Delaware company to pay a former adult-film star $130,000 in return for her agreeing to not publicly discuss an alleged sexual encounter with Mr. Trump, according to corporate records and people familiar with the matter. The lawyer, Michael Cohen, established Essential Consultants LLC, on Oct. 17, 2016, just before the 2016 presidential election, corporate documents show. Mr. Cohen, who is based in New York, then used a bank account linked to the entity to send the payment to the client-trust account of a lawyer representing the woman, Stephanie Clifford, one of ...

Trump to ban Haitian immigrants after alleged ‘shithole’ slur
Post Date: 2018-01-18 13:10:04 by A K A Stone
The Trump administration will ban immigrants from Haiti — which the president included in his “s–thole countries” remark —​ from applying for ​ temporary ​visas given to low-skilled workers, the Department of Homeland Security​ said. The department said it would remove Haiti, Belize and Samoa from a list of more than 80 countries whose residents are eligible for H-2A and H-2B visas, which usually are granted for seasonal workers in agriculture and other industries. DHS cited “high levels of fraud and abuse” by Haitians and their “high rate of overstaying the terms” of their visas in its decision, announced late ...

Businesses forced to pay the police to let them spy on customers
Post Date: 2018-01-18 11:27:46 by Deckard
MassPrivateI Last year police in Detroit, Michigan asked businesses to install real-time surveillance cameras that are connected to police departments. Which isn’t all that bad, right? Wrong. According to an article in Crain’s Detroit, Mayor Mike Duggan wants to force businesses to install police surveillance cameras. “Mayor Mike Duggan’s administration is moving forward with a plan to eventually mandate every retail business in Detroit with late-night hours have surveillance cameras tied into Project Green Light, the Detroit Police Department’s real-time crime monitoring system.” “Duggan said the city will start with requiring the camera systems ...

Jeff Flake compares Trump's attacks on 'Fake News' media to STALIN in blistering speech to nearly empty Senate chamber as White House says he's 'looking for attention'
Post Date: 2018-01-18 11:04:54 by IbJensen
Senator Jeff Flake delivered a scathing anti-Trump speech Wednesday He compared the president to Soviet despot Joseph Stalin for calling five news outlets 'the enemy of the American people' Flake slammed Trump for using 'words infamously spoken by Joseph Stalin to describe his enemies' The Republican announced in October he would no longer run for re-election under the Trump administration Only two fellow senators, both Democrats, attended Wednesday's speech White House fired back saying Flake 'has terrible poll numbers' and is 'looking for some attention' Press secretary noted that while Flake complained about despots, he defended Cuba's ...

Science panel backs lower drunken driving threshold
Post Date: 2018-01-18 11:03:30 by Deckard
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most women would need to draw the line at two drinks, and men at two or three if states follow a blueprint by a prestigious scientific panel for eliminating the "entirely preventable" 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths in the United States each year. The U.S. government-commissioned report by a panel of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine made multiple recommendations, including significantly lowering drunken driving thresholds. It calls for lowering the blood-alcohol concentration threshold from 0.08 to 0.05. All states have 0.08 thresholds. A Utah law passed last year that lowers the state's threshold to 0.05 doesn't ...

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