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  • This Outrageous Story Shows Why Marijuana Must Be Legalized in All 50 States

    04/19/2015 12:28:31 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 141 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04-19-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    What do you think of this? Despicable and outrageous, or just the school and police doing their duty?: "On March 24, cannabis oil activist Shona Banda‘s life was flipped upside-down after her son was taken from her by the State of Kansas. The ordeal started when counselors at her 11-year-old son’s school conducted a drug education class. Her son, who had previously lived in Colorado for a period of time, disagreed with some of the anti-pot points that were being made by school officials." The school called the police. Coppers showed up at Shona’s home, searched everything, and ended up...
  • Fed should respect state laws on medical marijuana

    03/22/2015 6:29:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | March 22, 2015 | Editorial
    States across the land have legalized marijuana for medical – and, in some cases, recreational – use, but conflicts with strict federal anti-drug laws have left patients, other users, doctors, marijuana businesses and the banks and landlords with commercial relationships to those businesses vulnerable to federal raids and prosecution. A new bill introduced by Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., would solve this problem by simply respecting states’ rights. Medical marijuana has been legalized in 23 states and the District of Columbia, but that has not stopped federal agencies from aggressively – and inconsistently –...
  • Heller Cosponsors Bipartisan Medical Marijuana Legislation [Senator Dean Heller, R-NV]

    03/11/2015 7:38:57 PM PDT · by Ken H · 15 replies
    Senator Heller Press Release ^ | March 11, 2015 | US Senator Dean Heller
    (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) announced he is cosponsoring the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act, S.683, to ensure that states, like Nevada, have the right to determine their own medical marijuana laws. The bipartisan legislation is also supported by Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). Heller stated: “The time has come for the federal government to stop impeding the doctor-patient relationship in states that have decided their own medical marijuana policies. This bipartisan legislation puts Americans who are suffering first by allowing Nevada’s medical marijuana patients, providers,...
  • Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker, and Rand Paul Join Forces for Pot

    03/09/2015 6:11:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Jaime Fuller
    Senators Kristen Gillibrand, Cory Booker, and Rand Paul announced that they plan to unveil legislation that would lift the federal ban on medical marijuana on Tuesday. The bill, which adheres to the unfortunate and by no means necessary rule that all attention-grabbing legislation must feature a tortured acronym, is called the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act, and would “allow patients, doctors and businesses in states that have already passed medical marijuana laws to participate in those programs without fear of federal prosecution," according to a statement released by the co-sponsors. Medical marijuana is legal in 23...
  • [US Senators] Paul, Booker, Gillibrand to introduce medical marijuana bill

    03/09/2015 3:18:58 PM PDT · by Ken H · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | March 09, 2015 | BURGESS EVERETT
    Sens. Rand Paul, Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand will introduce on Tuesday a Senate bill that would legalize medical marijuana under federal law, another possible step towards relaxation of once strict policies toward the drug. The Kentucky Republican and his New Jersey and New York Democratic colleagues will propose legislation that allows states that have passed medical marijuana laws to enact those programs without operating illegally under federal law. That bill would also allow veterans in states with medical marijuana programs to receive care from the government, according to guidance issued by their offices
  • South Florida Man Charged With Growing Marijuana, Found Not Guilty (Jury Nullification)

    03/03/2015 10:55:54 PM PST · by Ken H · 44 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | March 03, 2015 | Keith Jones
    A South Florida man charged with growing marijuana he claims he needs for a medical condition was found not guilty Monday. Jesse Teplicki, 50, had been charged with manufacturing cannabis and was facing up to five years behind bars. "This case is about medical marijuana and for the hundreds of thousands of patients who can use this medicine as an alternative," Teplicki said. It took jurors just 30 minutes to return the verdict.
  • Obama assigns job of gun confiscation to the Centers for Disease Control

    07/26/2013 9:03:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 31 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/26/13 | Doug Book
    “Ideally, handguns, which account for more than half of all homicides in the United States, should be banned completely, but we recognize that this is not currently politically feasible,” wrote Dr. Karl P. Adler in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (1) For years the confiscationist left have fought a losing battle in their attempt to repeal the rights of 100 million American gun owners. Even with the benefit of what dedicated gun grabbers undoubtedly considered a God-send–the brutal murder of 20 children in Newtown, Mass–the right to keep and bear arms has been so jealously guarded and...
  • Walker on Fake Sick Leave: State Employees Will be Terminated, Doctors Will Be Investigated

    02/23/2011 9:11:18 AM PST · by Islander7 · 134 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | Feb 23, 2011 | Audio
    Walker on Fake Sick Leave: State Employees Will be Terminated, Doctors Will Be Investigated 53 second audio of Walker on fake doctor excuses. Gov. Walker talks with Sean Hannity about the repercussions of teachers and state employees faking their sick leave with fraudulent doctor's notes. He stressed that the teachers are employees of each individual district and the superintendents can determine what action to take. But state employees are under the governor's jurisdiction. Direct link: http://www.breitbart.tv/walker-on-fake-sick-leave-state-employees-will-be-terminated-doctors-will-be-investigated/
  • University of Wisconsin Medical School Investigating Doctors' Notes at Protest

    02/21/2011 11:04:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/21/11 | Todd Ciganek
    The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is investigating whether some of its doctors wrote fake sick notes to people protesting the governor's plan to strip public union employees of the right to collectively bargain. Over the weekend, FOX News reported that doctors from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine were manning a doctor station to write medical notes excusing those protesting at the Wisconsin State Capitol from work. Physicians were seen standing on a street corner wearing lab coats and giving out medical notes.
  • "Sick" WI teachers getting Doctor notes at protest saying they were sick...

    02/19/2011 9:53:49 AM PST · by macquire · 185 replies · 1+ views
    Can unions & teachers sink any lower?
  • Fake Doctors’ Notes Being Handed Out at Wisconsin Gov. Union Rally

    02/19/2011 12:20:24 PM PST · by rhema · 307 replies
    [Madison, WI] As tens of thousands of public employees skipped work this week to attend protest rallies outside the Wisconsin State Capitol, many wondered if they would face any disciplinary action for unexcused absences. On Saturday, a group of men and women in lab coats purporting to be doctors were handing out medical excuse notes, without examining the ‘patients.’ “I asked this doctor what he was doing and he told me they were handing out excuses to people who were feeling sick due to emotional, mental or financial distress,” said Christian Hartsock. “They never performed an exam–he asked me how...
  • Protesting Teachers Could Reap $6 Million from Taxpayers to Attend Rallies

    02/21/2011 7:29:36 AM PST · by Qbert · 23 replies
    MacIver News Service ^ | 2/21/2011 | MacIver News Service
    [Madison, Wisc...] As Milwaukee Public School teachers left their classrooms to march in Madison Friday, they likely earned more than $3 million to not teach students in Wisconsin’s largest school district. In Madison, the school district was closed for three days after hundreds of teachers engaged in a mass sick-out so they could attend protest rallies at the State Capitol. That could cost the district $2.7 million. Late Sunday night Madison Metropolitan School District administration announced their schools would be shut down yet one more day, at a possible cost of more than $900,000. Many of absent teachers converged on the Capitol to protest...
  • "Family physician Lou Sanner, 59, of Madison, said he had given out hundreds of notes."

    02/20/2011 12:15:02 AM PST · by GreaterSwiss · 54 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/20/2011 | ODD RICHMOND and JASON SMATHERS
    Doctors from numerous hospitals set up a station near the Capitol to provide notes to explain public employees' absences from work. Family physician Lou Sanner, 59, of Madison, said he had given out hundreds of notes. Many of the people he spoke with seemed to be suffering from stress, he said. "What employers have a right to know is if the patient was assessed by a duly licensed physician about time off of work," Sanner said. "Employers don't have a right to know the nature of that conversation or the nature of that illness. So it's as valid as every...
  • Miller: Law may spell the demise of healthcare

    01/14/2011 9:09:53 AM PST · by Signalman · 7 replies
    Ventura County Star ^ | 1/14/2011 | Nancy Miller
    Re: Lois Capps’ Jan. 9 commentary, “The numbers don’t lie: Healthcare reform law is helping California”: Allowing children with rare diseases to maintain coverage, extending coverage to young adults to age 26, eliminating lifetime coverage caps and pre-existing condition limitations and giving free preventive care certainly sound like good provisions. The “free” mandates in the new healthcare bill are not free, the expansion of coverage comes at a cost which is reflected in premiums. Premiums are escalating out of control at an unsustainable rate. I have renewals for five companies’ group health plans on my desk; the annual rate increases...
  • Former Owner of Atenas Medical Equipment, Inc. Arrested on Health Care Fraud Charges (FL)

    08/21/2009 1:58:44 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 4 replies · 533+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | August 21, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Southern District of Florida
    On August 20, 2009, a federal grand jury in Miami returned an eleven-count Indictment charging Aloise with health care fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1347. According to the Indictment, Aloise was the owner of Atenas Medical Equipment, Inc., a Hialeah-based company that purportedly provided durable medical equipment (“DME”) to Medicare beneficiaries. From June 8, 2005, through April 4, 2007, Atenas Medical Equipment is alleged to have submitted approximately $1,421,346 in fraudulent claims to Medicare seeking reimbursement for DME items, such as oxygen concentrators and hospital beds, that had not been prescribed by physicians nor provided...
  • John Ford-backed law lets doctor practice

    06/01/2008 6:55:24 PM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 362+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 6/1/8 | Marc Perrusquia
    A psychologist raised in Frayser and trained in South America, Morgan had been rejected twice by the state's psychology licensing board because of his academic record. But Morgan found a powerful ally in then-state Sen. John Ford, who pushed through legislation that forced regulators to hand Morgan a license to practice, according to an examination by The Commercial Appeal. That carefully tailored 1998 law has privately troubled psychology professionals for years yet remained unknown to the larger public. The newspaper uncovered the matter following Morgan's indictment last month. Federal prosecutors contend Morgan offered Ford money in 2005 for legislation that...
  • ER Overload: Another cost of illegal immigrations

    11/14/2006 11:26:50 AM PST · by keepitreal · 30 replies · 1,275+ views
    The New American ^ | November 14, 2006 | R Cort Kirkwood
    Jonathan Narvaez-Pena admitted to drinking 10-15 shots of tequila before getting into his Buick Park Avenue and speeding through the streets of Nashville on the night of October 21, 2006. Narvaez-Pena, an uninsured illegal alien with a prior arrest for driving without a license, ran numerous red lights before crashing into the Bumvu family's car. Antoine Bumvu, 43, and his two-year-old son, Eddy, were killed in the accident. Bumvu's wife, Josephine, and his six-month-old son, Tony, were seriously injured and taken to the hospital. Four other vehicles were involved in the crash and a total of 11 victims were taken...
  • Man used electric underpants 'to fake heart attack'

    07/05/2005 4:56:02 PM PDT · by Cowman · 11 replies · 451+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday July 5, 2005 | David Ward
    A judge yesterday threw out a claim by a man who, the court heard, used "electric underpants" to give himself fake heart attack symptoms. Marcus Danquah, 41, of Kirton Lindsey, Lincolnshire, had sought up to £300,000 in damages after claiming that a wrongly wired £34.50 Morphy Richards 42400 Comfi Grip iron gave him a heart attack. But the company alleged that he had wired the iron so that it became live and would give an electric shock to anyone who touched it. It also claims that he used the "amps-in-his pants" device in his underwear to create false reading on...
  • Las Vegas Man Accused Of Posing As Doctor (Muslim terrorism not being reported by the media?)

    01/05/2004 5:07:29 PM PST · by Michael2001 · 86 replies · 3,769+ views
    He's given hundreds of flu shots over the past few months, but health officials say he isn't a doctor and they still don't know exactly what he's been injecting. It's a story you saw First on News 3. Shahid Shiekh is under police investigation after shutting down one of his clinics in Washington State. News 3 has learned that Shiekh has also operated an office in Henderson. News 3's Kori Chambers is digging deeper. It's still unclear whether this phony doctor fooled any Las Vegans. We spoke with Shiekh's attorney and asked him point blank whether the man was giving...
  • Vaccine Health Officials Manipulate Autism Records To Quell Rising Fears over Mercury in Vaccines

    09/07/2003 6:41:40 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 195+ views
    PRNewswire ^ | Sept 3, 2003 | Safe Minds
    ASPEN, Colo., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A report published today by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in their journal Pediatrics clearly manipulates the incidence of autism in an attempt to clear thimerosal-containing vaccines of any role in the etiology of the disease, asserts parent advocacy group Safe Minds. "Our analysis of the research has uncovered so many questionable practices in the study that the authors' conclusions clearing thimerosal are improbable", says Sallie Bernard, Executive Director. Ms. Bernard also questions why Pediatrics failed to disclose significant conflicts of interest in publishing the study, violating standard editorial practice among medical journals....