Instead of the financial drain of building a wall, federal government should end the drug war – which obviously does not reduce demand or supply – and allow the economy to thrive from a free market. Colorado is demonstrating how legalizing cannabis can bring a massive economic boost. The legal market also brings reputable providers to the table who deliver safe, quality products. And, contrary to drug war propagandists, teen cannabis use is actually declining.
Myron Ebell, who oversaw the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) transition team before Trump’s inauguration, also strongly affirmed the Trump administration’s commitment to climate change denial, and promised that the U.S. would soon withdraw from the Paris climate accord.
As the first week of Donald Trump’s time as president draws to a close, many are trying to fathom how one man can generate so much attention and controversy in such a small space of time. From executive orders to personal tweets, the world has watched President Trump carry out many plans that he had previously promised, and others that he hadn’t. Here is a list of all of the important decisions that Trump has put in place during his first week as US President.
Trump’s memorandum calls for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reconsider conducting a full environmental assessment of the pipeline. The assessment is already underway after being ordered by President Barack Obama. Withdrawing from the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is “arbitrary and without justification,” Standing Rock Sioux chairman David Archambault III wrote. “[T]he law requires that changes in agency positions be backed by new circumstances or new evidence, not simply by the president’s whim.”
“Trump clearly doesn’t know what he’s doing,” said 350.org executive director May Boeve. “Indigenous peoples, landowners, and climate activists did everything in our power to stop Keystone XL and Dakota Access, and we’ll do it again. These orders will only reignite the widespread grassroots opposition to these pipelines and other dirty energy projects. Trump is about to meet the fossil fuel resistance head on.”
As the week comes to an end, it becomes apparent that dissent is being criminalized not only nationwide but on multiple fronts. Increased regulations are appearing that limit the public spaces that can be lawfully occupied in protest. Meanwhile, legislation is also being introduced to increase the negative consequences for newly unlawful protests. Should more states follow suit with Indiana, demonstrators will soon find themselves paradoxically protesting for their right to protest at all.
EXCERPT%Former editor of largest newspaper in Germany revealed the CIA pays journalists in Germany, France, Britain, Australia and New Zealand to plant fake stories – and the CIA is trying to bring war to Russia, has been found dead.
Conspiracy theories are stigmatized because people don’t want false news filling up their heads, and how can anyone blame them? Yet, because mainstream media has garnered the reputation of being the go-to for factual information, they have the ability to take possible truths and immediately have them ridiculed and dismissed.
But alternative outlets and powerful people such as WikiLeaks, Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, and many unbiased journalists are paving the path to break such stigmas.
Can a man who ran Exxon for 10 years keep Big Oil interests out of government policy? We doubt it – and history speaks for itself. Read this and be informed.
Having worked for years to force an audit of the Federal Reserve, Rand Paul has re-introduced[WP1] the “Federal Reserve Transparency Act,” more commonly known as the “Audit the Fed” bill. With 8 co-sponsors and recently introduced companion legislation, the bill allegedly has the support of the President-Elect Donald Trump.
On Friday, the traditional day of the week for quietly releasing big news that will hopefully be ignored by the public—and also obscured by the Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting—the chief of Homeland Security announced that his office will be taking over US elections. If you can’t see the coup in progress, you need to keep looking until the message comes through.
President-elect Donald Trump reportedly plans to revamp multiple US intelligence agencies, particularly the CIA and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, with a primary goal of shrinking them considerably. Those familiar with the plans say they believe that the US intelligence community is “completely politicized,” and that the various intelligence agencies need to be “slimmed down,” and restructured in how they interact.