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  • Liberals Are Creating A Nation Of Spoiled Brats

    07/01/2020 9:40:25 PM PDT · by massmike · 18 replies ^ | 07/02/2020 | Derek Hunter
    I have to preface this column with a disclaimer: I don’t know if this actually came from a cop or not. I’ve seen this shared on Facebook a few times and while I can’t verify it was really written by a police officer, the sentiment is accurate, so it’s worth sharing some of it here with that caveat. It starts, “It's not the police who need to be retrained, it's the public. We have grown into a mouthy, cell phone-wielding, vulgar, uncivil society with no personal responsibility and the attitude of 'it's the other person's fault,' 'you owe me.' A...
  • Open Letter from Dr. Theresa Deisher to Legislators Regarding Fetal Cell DNA in Vaccines [Graphic Content]

    06/29/2020 1:25:04 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 14 replies ^ | May 8, 2019 | Dr. Theresa Deisher
    OPEN LETTER TO LEGISLATORS REGARDING FETAL CELL DNA IN VACCINESApril 8, 2019My name is Dr. Theresa Deisher. I am Founder and Lead Scientist at Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute, whose mission is to educate the public about vaccine safety, as well as to pressure manufacturers to provide better and safer vaccines for the public. I obtained my doctorate from Stanford University in Molecular and Cellular Physiology in 1990 and completed my post-doctoral work at the University of Washington. My career has been spent in the commercial biotechnology industry, and I have done work from basic biological and drug discovery through clinical...
  • Removing the military mindset in police departments

    06/27/2020 8:05:36 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | David Keene
    Police should not operate as an occupying army The public outrage following the killing of George Floyd has refocused many in Congress and the public on the need for police reform. Some of the proposals are simply outrageous, such as “abolishing” the police or defunding police departments seen by some as “systemically” racist institutions incapable of reform. Other reforms make sense and are long overdue. Among these are proposals to put a halt to measures that have seemingly transformed many departments into quasi-military forces that act and are seen by those they are supposed to protect as an occupying military...
  • DOJ whistleblower admits to seeking job with House Democrats during Trump impeachment

    06/24/2020 10:59:01 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 24 2020 | Thomas Barrabi
    Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., had a testy exchange Wednesday with a Justice Department whistleblower who admitted during a House Judiciary Committee hearing that he sought to work House Democrats during the Trump impeachment proceedings. John Elias, a senior career official in the Justice Department’s antitrust division, is one of two whistleblowers who testified before the Democrat-led committee on alleged politically-motivated overreach by Attorney General William Barr and other appointees. During his testimony, Elias accused his supervisors of improperly investigating mergers involving cannabis companies because of a “personal dislike of the industry.” Collins questioned Elias on his own political background, asking...
  • Black Lives Matter Needs To Care About All Black Lives, Not Just The Few Ended By Police

    06/22/2020 6:12:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 22, 2020 | Lipton Matthews
    If BLM leaders care about black lives, they ought to focus on what can improve the quality of life for black Americans — starting with stronger families. >Positing that “Black Lives Matter” is such an obvious fact that repeating it sounds banal. Only an outright racist would question this premise. Therefore, the frequent “All Lives Matter” retort of critics often inflames the sensibilities of activists, with many in the BLM movement find this assertion objectionable on the basis that it misinterprets their message. The phrase “Black Lives Matter” is not a declaration that other lives are unimportant, activists say, but...
  • [MT] Group Claims Enough Signatures For Recreational Marijuana Vote

    06/20/2020 9:52:03 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 73 replies
    Montana Public Radio ^ | June 19, 2020 | EDWARD O'BRIEN
    A group seeking to legalize recreational marijuana in Montana says it has gathered enough signatures to put the question to voters in November's election. The ballot committee, New Approach Montana, says it has turned in 52,000 signatures in support of a ballot initiative to allow retail marijuana sales at a 20% tax rate. Organizers also turned in more than 80,000 signatures for an accompanying constitutional initiative that would allow the legal age buying age of marijuana to be set at 21. The committed collected signatures from all 100 state House districts, spokesman Pepper Petersen said, all while taking precautions to...
  • Portland plans to stop using marijuana tax revenue to fund police

    06/13/2020 10:13:30 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 19 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | JUN 12, 2020 | BRENDAN BURES
    <p>Police benefit from marijuana legalization in ways you probably don’t expect. Research shows no longer enforcing marijuana policies allows cops to redirect their attention to solving more pressing crimes, including burglary, theft, and property crimes. But multiple states and municipalities also allocate legal marijuana tax revenue to police budgets. That could change following nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism.</p>
  • People who regularly smoke cannabis 'are nearly three times more likely to be violent', study finds

    06/06/2020 5:33:41 PM PDT · by kevcol · 90 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 6, 2020 | Stephen Adam
    People who regularly smoke cannabis are almost three times more likely to commit a violent offence as those who abstain from the drug, new research has found. Scientists involved in a landmark study of almost 300,000 teenagers and young adults believe that over time, prolonged cannabis use profoundly alters the brain, making the user less able to control their temper. In addition, the research found addicts may also suffer from withdrawal symptoms, making them irritable and prone to lashing out.
  • Get a Look Inside the Largest Cannabis Greenhouse in the U.S.

    06/05/2020 7:53:57 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 25 replies
    Greenhouse Grower ^ | June 5, 2020 | Matthew J. Grassi
    Tucked amid the snow-capped peaks hovering ominously over the heather green and red parched landscape, just shy of four hours northeast of the Phoenix metro area, resides the largest cannabis greenhouse in the U.S. Weighing in at a behemoth 40-acres under glass, the team at Copperstate Farms (Snowflake, AZ) is perpetually harvesting proof that high-quality, premium cannabis can and is being produced at scale, under glass, in a commercial greenhouse.
  • Joe Biden: ‘I Know a Lot of Weed Smokers’

    05/22/2020 10:49:09 AM PDT · by kevcol · 33 replies
    CNSnews ^ | May 22, 2020 | Staff
    “Because they are trying to find out whether or not there is any impact on the use of marijuana, not in leading you to other drugs, but what it effects—does it effect long-term development of the brain,” said Biden. “And we should wait ‘til the studies are done. I think science matters.” Charlamagne responded: “I think we got, I think we got decades and decades of studies from actual weed smokers." “Yeah, I do,” said Biden. “I know a lot of weed smokers.”
  • Minnesota Catholic, Lutheran Bishops to Gov: We’re Opening Up Regardless of Your Order

    05/20/2020 5:57:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 5/20/20 | Claire Chretien
    May 20, 2020, 7:21 p.m. EST: BREAKING: The Minnesota Catholic Conference and The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod in Minnesota sent Governor Tim Walz separate letters today announcing that they will resume worship services on May 26 despite Governor Walz’s current COVID-19 executive order which allows retailers to operate at 50 percent capacity but caps church worship services at ten people. Governor Walz’s latest re-opening order allows the Mall of America to open its doors to those seeking retail therapy but disallows churches from providing spiritual healing to their congregations. At the same time, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty sent Governor...
  • Scientists believe cannabis could help prevent and treat coronavirus

    05/21/2020 7:03:27 PM PDT · by sam_whiskey · 59 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/21/20 | Lee Brown
    They have high hopes for a coronavirus breakthrough. A team of Canadian scientists believes it has found strong strains of cannabis that could help prevent and then treat coronavirus infections, according to interviews and a study.
  • Banking for marijuana companies included in Congress’ new $3 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill

    05/12/2020 5:30:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
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  • OPD: Stolen Unmarked Police Unit Recovered in Port Arthur, Texas; Suspect Killed During Attempted Robbery

    05/06/2020 4:51:25 PM PDT · by topher · 19 replies
    KADN News 15 ^ | 6-May-2020 | Brittany Cretchain
    Opelousas – – The Opelousas Police Department was conducting a narcotics investigation when one of their unmarked units was stolen. According to reports, an unmarked Opelousas Police detective unit was stolen from the parking lot of the Motel 6 located at 4165 I-49 S. Service Road, on yesterday morning at approximately 10:20 A.M.
  • Illinois legal weed sales during the first full month of coronavirus lockdown amount to almost $37.3mm

    05/05/2020 2:50:18 PM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Legal weed sales during Illinois’ first full month of coronavirus lockdown amounted to almost $37.3 million, surpassing every month of recreational marijuana sales in Illinois so far except January. Dispensaries have been allowed to stay open during Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order, which has been extended through May. But operators have had to adapt, implementing online ordering systems, curbside pickup and enforcing social distancing in stores. Even April 20, the well-known holiday celebrating marijuana, was subdued this year. Dispensaries stretched out 4/20 deals to reduce overcrowding in stores, and some celebrated the occasion virtually. Still, last month’s sales bested March’s...
  • Nearly $1 million dumped along 5 Freeway during pursuit of 3 SUVs in Central Valley; cash was for weed: CHP

    05/05/2020 7:22:26 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 32 replies
    KTLA NEWS ^ | May 4, 2020 | AP
    Nearly $1 million in cash was dumped on a Central California road during a police chase that ended with the arrests of two New York men who apparently planned to buy marijuana with the money, the California Highway Patrol said. Frank Capraro, 23, and Desmond McDay, 25, both of Medford, were arrested Friday evening, the Merced Sun-Star reported. It wasn’t immediately clear whether they had obtained lawyers. The chase began shortly before 6:30 p.m. when a CHP officer tried to stop one of three black SUVs that appeared to be traveling together on Interstate 5 south of Los Banos in...
  • Israeli Hospital to Begin Treating Coronavirus Patients with Cannabis

    04/26/2020 8:46:50 PM PDT · by Ken H · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 25, 2020 | n.a.
    TEL AVIV – An Israeli hospital will begin testing COVID-19 patients with medicinal cannabis, which is known to have anti-viral properties, as part of a new experimental treatment. Researchers are investigating cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive component of cannabis also known as CBD, can slow down the spread of the virus and stop moderate patients from turning critical. Dozens of COVID-19 patients in moderate condition at Ichilov Medical Center in Tel Aviv are expected to be treated. Barak Cohen, a senior anesthesiologist who is in charge of managing the hospital’s coronavirus response, stressed the treatment would alleviate symptoms by using “a component...
  • Coronavirus sends 420 gatherings up in smoke, but potheads still plan virtual toke

    04/20/2020 5:06:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    ABC "News" / Disney ^ | April 20, 2020 | By Bill Hutchinson
    At the age of 81 and having survived a bout with prostate cancer, marijuana icon Tommy Chong meets the definition of someone the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers "vulnerable" to the coronavirus. But when contacted by ABC News, Chong, who has been adhering to stay-at-home orders at his Southern California residence, said he doesn't plan to let the virus, also known as COVID-19, get in the way of celebrating one of the most synchronistic dates the pot world has ever anticipated: 4/20/2020. "I know everybody calls me because of my age, asking, ‘How are you feeling?''' Chong said...
  • Smoking weed and coronavirus: Even occasional use raises risk of Covid-19 complications

    04/10/2020 9:51:51 AM PDT · by kaehurowing · 80 replies
    KITV News ^ | April 10, 2020 | Sandee LaMotte
    If you're smoking weed to ease your stress during the coronavirus pandemic, experts say it's time to think twice. Smoking marijuana, even occasionally, can increase your risk for more severe complications from Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. "What happens to your airways when you smoke cannabis is that it causes some degree of inflammation, very similar to bronchitis, very similar to the type of inflammation that cigarette smoking can cause," said pulmonologist Dr. Albert Rizzo, chief medical officer for the American Lung Association. "Now you have some airway inflammation and you get an infection on top of...
  • How George Soros's Marijuana Advocacy Makes the COVID-19 Panic Worse

    04/01/2020 4:21:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    American ^ | April 1, 2020 | Rachel Ehrenfeld
    George Soros's first major effort to reshape America was undertaking the legitimization of illegal drug use, especially marijuana. Soros initially said his overarching goal was to promote informed discussion of drug policy. But debate and discussion are not his style and were not his objects. Instead, he used his resources to fund think-tanks, foundations, and public policy action groups that successfully muddled public opinion enough to change public laws, making illegal drug use legal. In the early 1990s, the notion of legalizing marijuana in the U.S. was unthinkable and unacceptable. The voices to legalize drugs were marginal and not in...