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  • And Now the Left Targets Marijuana as an Enemy of Climate Change

    08/12/2021 3:31:56 PM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 8/12/2021 | Matt Vespa
    Climate change is back in the news probably because a new report declared that this is a make-or-break decade to curb global warming. This is what—the seventh time we were told this was a critical decade for climate change. In 2007, these experts said that the Arctic Ice Cap would be gone by 2013. It ended up growing by over 533,000 square miles. And then, they said in the 1970s that global cooling was an existential issue as we undergo periods of glaciation. They were wrong again. As the environmental Left goes haywire over carbon emissions, everything has been slated...
  • ‘Last Dance’ Documentary on Michael Jordan & Chicago Bulls run reaffirmed my support of more player’s control in sports

    04/21/2020 8:32:56 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 14 replies
    Being a teen in the 1990s and I would listen to a lot of national sports talk on the radio. I still remember back then hearing about the hate Chicago bulls fans had for both GM Jerry Krause and the owner Jerry Reinsdorf, near the end of the Bulls Dynasty , but I really never understood what they were trying to do and just how egotistical and stupid both of these guys were in prematurely breaking up a team while making a run at another championship with the best player ever still in his prime. Krause made some brilliant moves...
  • Students concerned about homeless problem on Auraria campus (Colorado)

    10/14/2019 10:42:30 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 32 replies
    KDVR ^ | 10-11-19 | KEAGAN HARSHA
    Students on the Auraria campus in Denver say they are concerned about their safety due to a large number of homeless people camping out in buildings on campus, defecating in public areas and sleeping in elevators. The campus -- located immediately southwest of downtown -- is home to the Community College of Denver, the University of Colorado Denver and Metropolitan State University of Denver. Cameron Malby is a senior at CU Denver. He says he's seen arrests and confrontations involving homeless people on campus. "He was just looking for a place to sleep. Everyday you go in the Tivoli (Student...
  • Cannabis users needed up to twice the sedation for medical procedures, small study says

    04/15/2019 10:51:07 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 19 replies
    cnn ^ | 15 April 2019
    How does increasing cannabis use affect medical care? Researchers at Community Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado, explored one small area of medical care: sedation. They examined the medical records of 250 patients who received endoscopic procedures between January 1, 2016, and December 31, 2017 -- years after the state legalized recreational marijuana in 2012. Comparing cannabis users to nonusers, they found that patients who reported smoking or using edibles on a daily or weekly basis required 14% more fentanyl, 20% more midazolam and 220% more propofol to achieve optimum sedation for routine procedures, including colonoscopies. For example, it took 13.83...
  • Author, former Colorado journalist links marijuana to mental illness

    03/20/2019 8:54:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 147 replies
    The Gazette ^ | Mar 20, 2019 | Joey Bunch
    Alex Berenson .. people who think marijuana is medicine and a safe alternative to alcohol are fooling themselves... The industry’s money and political influence, along with the media’s acquiescence, have obscured the scientific links between marijuana and mental illness... “The problems are real and right in front of people,” he told a crowd at the History Colorado Center in Denver on Wednesday. It was his third Colorado talk in two days to discuss his new book, “Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence.” “It’s like we all need glasses. ... The connection to psychosis is real.”...
  • BBC Radio 2 drops Michael Jackson songs from the airwaves after new string of child sex abuse [tr]

    03/03/2019 3:22:12 PM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 3, 2019 | Harry Howard
    Michael Jackson's music appears to have been dropped from BBC Radio 2's playlists following new child sex abuse claims. The decision is reported to have been made last week ahead of Channel 4 News's documentary about the star's alleged crimes, Leaving Neverland, which will be broadcast this week. In the programme, the Sunday Times reports that James Safechuck, 40, and Wade Robson, 36, claim they were sexually assaulted and raped while children by the pop star after being groomed over a number of years.
  • Marijuana and violence: A correlation?(relative article)

    02/13/2019 9:02:02 AM PST · by rktman · 63 replies ^ | 2/13/2019 | Walter Williams
    Ten states and Washington, D.C., have legalized the recreational use of marijuana. Twenty-two other states, along with U.S. territories Puerto Rico and Guam, allow marijuana to be used for medical purposes. Let’s examine some hidden issues about marijuana use. Before we start, permit me to state my values about medical or recreational use of any drug. We each own ourselves. If we choose to take chances with substances that can ruin our health, lead to death and otherwise destroy our own lives, that’s our right. But we do not have a right to harm others in the process of harming...
  • Giant marijuana bundles wash up on Florida beaches, but don’t try to keep them

    09/19/2018 10:25:42 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 32 replies ^ | September 18 2018 | Tom Jackman
    It sounds like the opening for another stoner movie, maybe “Harold and Kumar Go to Heaven.” Giant bundles of marijuana, apparently containing individually wrapped five-kilo bricks, have been washing up on the shores of Florida since the approach of Hurricane Florence last week, possibly from a boat that was either capsized by the storm or an airplane drop that went awry.
  • Michael Jordan Says He Supports LeBron James After Donald Trump Ripped Lakers SF

    08/04/2018 2:23:25 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | August 4, 2018 | MIKE CHIARI
    Basketball legend Michael Jordan voiced his support for LeBron James on Saturday after President Donald Trump posted a critical tweet regarding the Los Angeles Lakers superstar. According to Geoff Bennett of NBC News, Jordan released a statement through a spokesperson that read, "I support LJ. He's doing an amazing job for his community." On Friday night, Trump questioned James' intelligence and suggested he preferred Jordan: @realDonaldTrump LeBron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike! Jordan was the latest in a long line...
  • Smoking Marijuana And Not Getting Killed By Cops Is WHITE PRIVILEGE Now(SMH)

    07/24/2017 9:40:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 7/23/2017 | Eric Owens
    An alternative weekly newspaper in Portland, Oregon has announced the discovery of the new white privilege of allegedly smelling like marijuana and not getting killed by police during traffic stops. The Portland Mercury announced its discovery of this new white privilege last week in a section called Cannabuzz. The new white privilege of smelling like marijuana and not getting shot by cops revealed itself to the Cannabuzz writer, Josh Jardine, around the time of the one-year anniversary of the death of 32-year-old black gun owner Philando Castile at the hands of a suburban Minneapolis police officer.
  • Nevada marijuana supply running low, state of emergency declared, governor says

    07/11/2017 12:54:31 PM PDT · by Mariner · 140 replies
    Fox News and AP ^ | July 11th, 2017 | Unattributed
    Nevada state officials declared a state of emergency after stores that sell recreational marijuana reported that their supply is running out just less than two weeks after the drug went on sale legally. Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-Nev., issued the state of emergency on Friday, which will allow state officials to decide on new rules that could ease the shortage of marijuana, according to Fox 13 Now. Nevada’s Department of Taxation released a statement that said it will contemplate emergency regulations that would permit liquor wholesalers to cash in on the marijuana sales. “Based on reports of adult-use marijuana sales already...
  • ‘Amsterdam on steroids’: Las Vegas dispensaries brace for Saturday start of recreational sales

    06/29/2017 8:21:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 190 replies ^ | 6/29/2017 | Chris Kudialis
    Fueled by one of the world’s largest tourism industries, Nevada is preparing to do the same on July 1. A May report published by Gov. Brian Sandoval’s task force on marijuana estimates that up to 63 percent of recreational buyers will be tourists. “Everything we know shows that millennials are very pro-marijuana, and that’s the new marketing push,” said Nevada state Sen. Tick Segerblom, a longtime marijuana advocate. “This is a game-changer for Las Vegas and tourism here as far as I’m concerned.” “Amsterdam on steroids,” he added.
  • California next up to legalize recreational marijuana?

    06/30/2016 6:19:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 6/29/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Twenty years ago, California became the first state to legalize medicinal marijuana use — and it took a referendum to pass the law. Since then, California has fallen behind the curve a bit, as other Western states like Colorado, Oregon, and Washington have legalized recreational use as well. Given California’s somewhat lax requirements for medicinal referrals, taking that final step might be more formal than substantive — but voters will get the chance to take it in November nonetheless, and they will have a Facebook executive to thank for it:
  • February data now in: Crime continues to explode in the legal pot metropolis of Denver

    03/19/2016 5:58:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 140 replies ^ | 3/19/2016 | Sierra Rayne
    Denver has just released its crime statistics for February of this year, and the city's post-marijuana crime explosion continues. In the first two months of 2016, total reported offenses using the NIBRS definitions are up a further 10.5% over this time last year. Crimes against persons have increased 14.1%, property crimes are up 13.8%, and crimes against society are up 18.4% compared to the same time frame in 2015. For comparison, in January and February of 2013 – the last year for these two months before marijuana legalization – there were just 6,791 crimes in the city. During January and...
  • Five Myths About Marijuana and You

    10/28/2015 6:37:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies ^ | 10/28/2015 | James Arlandson
    Myths about marijuana are apparent in college papers, online, and in the media. The users are eager to believe they don’t have a problem, so an entire mythology has grown up around the plant. But here are the counterarguments
  • DEA Asks FDA To Consider Rescheduling Marijuana From Schedule I Drug

    06/26/2014 9:17:43 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 16 replies
    MAINst ^ | June 26, 2014 Email | Marguerite Arnold
    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — In another sign that the 2014 is turning out to be a watershed year for marijuana drug reform, the federal Department of Drug Enforcement (DEA) has sent up the first of what undoubtedly will be the first of many white flags. After a historic House vote to defund the DEA's operating budget for marijuana enforcement in the states earlier in the month passed (with a similar one now in the Senate), the government agency has now asked the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to consider removing marijuana from the list of Schedule I drugs as...
  • Why Does Media Matters MJ Rosenberg Use Anti-Semitic Rhetoric To Israel-Hate?

    03/04/2011 9:10:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 3/4/11 | Jeff Dunetz
    Perhaps when he was a child, MJ Rosenberg’s parents beat him with an Israeli flag, or maybe the first time he visited the Holy Land he was frightened by a lousy Elvis impersonator, or maybe an Israeli doctor unnecessarily removed his tonsils, just like President Obama said doctors do it all the time . The way he continually blasts Israel there must have been some horrible event in his childhood that caused the intense hatred he has for the Jewish State.
  • Rollover leads to large drug bust (NM I-40 drug pipeline)

    02/01/2010 11:21:13 AM PST · by CedarDave · 9 replies · 476+ views
    KRQE News 13, Albuquerque ^ | Janauary 30, 2010 | Devon Armijo
    TUCUMCARI, N.M. (KRQE) - A man stashing a cash crop rolled his car Saturday and now he's got bigger troubles than a wrecked car. New Mexico State Police patrolling Interstate 40 near Tucumcari Saturday morning responded to an accident call. Henry Alan Lowe, 40, of El Paso lost control of his sedan and crashed into a snow pile along the interstate. Officers noticed tracks leading back and forth from the trunk of the rolled car. They discovered 238 pound of marijuana in large plastic-wrapped bundles. The street value of the pot is around $643,000. Lowe was treated for a gash...
  • Father Of The Boy Michael Jackson Was Accused Of Molesting Found Dead

    11/17/2009 4:01:47 PM PST · by Justaham · 10 replies · 930+ views
    The Jersey Journal ^ | 11-17-09 | Ron Zeitlinger
    The father of the 13-year-old boy who accused pop legend Michael Jackson of molesting him in the early 1990s was found dead in his Jersey City home earlier this month -- an apparent suicide -- authorities said today. A Jersey City police spokesman said that Evan Chandler, 65, was found dead on his bed in Liberty Towers, 33 Hudson Street. He had a single gunshot wound to his head and the gun was still in his hand, police spokesman Stan H. Eason said. Police checked on Chandler when they received a call from a Bayonne doctor, who was concerned because...
  • State Considers Legalizing All Marijuana

    10/29/2009 11:09:40 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 54 replies · 1,253+ views
    KMJ 580 ^ | 10-29-09 | Marcus Wohlsen
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ No tie-dye was on display at a standing-room only hearing held by a California lawmaker on Wednesday in a bid to get his marijuana legalization bill taken seriously. Instead, suits and sober discussion were the rule at the state Capitol as Assemblyman Tom Ammiano presided over what his office said was the first legislative consideration of the issue since California banned the drug in 1913.