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Who’s Right? Georgia Wants Electric Vehicle Owners to Pay More, Oregon Wants Them to Pay Less

Posted by on April 6, 2015 in Government, Policies with 1 Comment
Who’s Right? Georgia Wants Electric Vehicle Owners to Pay More, Oregon Wants Them to Pay Less

Georgia “Legislators are adding a $200-a-year annual fee for owners to offset the loss of gasoline taxes that [Electric Vehicle] drivers would otherwise pay to maintain roads.” So not only at they removing incentives, they are actually taxing EVs, a move that can’t help but slow down adoption.

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Will Increased Legalization of Marijuana Expand Our Consciousness?

Posted by on March 31, 2015 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Will Increased Legalization of Marijuana Expand Our Consciousness?

Jason Silva: I think now the majority of Americans support marijuana legalization. We’re seeing more and more states embrace issue of cognitive freedom. And I think we’re going to see a transformation in consciousness.

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Growing Evidence Links Wireless Tech With Cancer

Posted by on March 26, 2015 in Censorship, Corruption, Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Growing Evidence Links Wireless Tech With Cancer

Wireless phones emit radio-frequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMFs) when in use. In May 2011, after the consideration of laboratory studies, studies of long-term use of wireless phones, and data on the incidence of brain tumors, the World Health Organization (WHO) determined RF-EMFs to be a “possible” human carcinogen. Other studies have shown an association between long-term mobile and cordless phone use with glioma and acoustic neuroma. In October 2013, Powerwatch, a United Kingdom–based watchdog focused on the health risks posed by electromagnetic fields, reported that two new research articles provide further evidence of mobile phone use as a cause of increased brain tumors.

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Will Medical Marijuana Soon Be Legalized Nationwide?

Posted by on March 16, 2015 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Will Medical Marijuana Soon Be Legalized Nationwide?

A group of bipartisan legislators have recently made an effort to propel medical marijuana to the top, legalizing the plant for medicinal purposes and protecting those working with it from federal consequences.

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How the Demand For Marijuana Legalization is Growing

Posted by on March 8, 2015 in Government, Policies with 2 Comments
How the Demand For Marijuana Legalization is Growing

The US population is beginning to truly accept and even desire marijuana legalization.

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Reconciliation: Ex-IRA and British Soldiers Take Tea Together

Posted by on March 5, 2015 in Agencies & Systems, Military, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Reconciliation: Ex-IRA and British Soldiers Take Tea Together

Ex-members of the IRA and the British military have rarely encountered each other since the 1998 Good Friday agreement brought to an end 30 years of violence that had claimed more than 3,700 lives. Four former members of the British army and four former members of the Irish Republican Army commenced a meeting that was intended to start a process of reconciliation among men who had once been the most implacable of enemies.

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Patients Fight to Continue Growing Their Own Medicinal Cannabis in Canada

Posted by on March 1, 2015 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Patients Fight to Continue Growing Their Own Medicinal Cannabis in Canada

Canadian patients are fighting for the right to continue growing their own medicinal cannabis.

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Legal! Historic Day for Marijuana in Alaska

Posted by on February 24, 2015 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Legal! Historic Day for Marijuana in Alaska

As of February 24, the first phase of Alaska’s voter-approved Measure 2 marijuana legalization goes into effect. Beginning now, people 21 and over can legally possess up to an ounce of weed and grow up to six plants in their home.

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Oregon Farmer Gets First Hemp Growing License in 75 Years

Posted by on February 23, 2015 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Oregon Farmer Gets First Hemp Growing License in 75 Years

An Oregon farmer has received the first permit to legally grow industrial hemp that has been issued by state regulators for over 75 years.

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Hell Freezes Over: Missouri GOP Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Restore Campaign Donation Limits

Posted by on February 8, 2015 in Government, Policies, Politics with 1 Comment
Hell Freezes Over: Missouri GOP Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Restore Campaign Donation Limits

A state lawmaker in Missouri has proposed an earth-shattering bill: The Missouri Anti-Corruption Act, which would put an end to unlimited gifts from lobbyists by restoring campaign contribution limits, and also close other loopholes that lead to corruption. But, perhaps most surprisingly, it was a Republican who introduced this bill.

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Denmark Launches Huge Organic Venture To Double Organic Farming by 2020

Posted by on February 8, 2015 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Denmark Launches Huge Organic Venture To Double Organic Farming by 2020

Over in Denmark, the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries is working toward what has been deemed the ‘world’s most ambitious’ plan for surging organic food across the country. Excitingly, the new strategy involves doubling organic farming in order to serve more organic food in the nation’s public institutions.

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The Dope Who Got a PhD

The Dope Who Got a PhD

Just what are the limits of human intelligence, and is it possible to supercharge our brains? Einstein is often misquoted as saying we only use ten per cent of our brains. Is there any truth to this often-ridiculed idea? My own story suggests that the answer may be more surprising than some sceptics believe. As […]

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NYC Makes Historic Move Toward Marijuana Legalization

Posted by on November 21, 2014 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Policies with 0 Comments
NYC Makes Historic Move Toward Marijuana Legalization

NYC Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced that possession of 25 grams or less of cannabis would no longer be an arrestable offense. As marijuana arrests become more lenient, and the acceptance of cannabis possession frees up resources for other pursuits for law-enforcement personnel, hopefully the state of New York will follow with its own laws accepting cannabis.

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Gay Couple Gets Married One Day After Same-Sex Marriage Ban Calling It ‘A Dream Come True’

Posted by on November 21, 2014 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Gay Couple Gets Married One Day After Same-Sex Marriage Ban Calling It ‘A Dream Come True’

“Our love for each other is there,” Blanchard said. “We’re happy to finally have a legal paper to show we are who we are.” Blanchard, 54, recalled times in the past when strangers would drive by his home and yell gay slurs at him and his partner. “We’re still just people. We’re not any different than anyone else.”

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Marijuana Becomes the Last Crime to be Decriminalized in D.C.

Posted by on November 5, 2014 in Government, Policies with 1 Comment
Marijuana Becomes the Last Crime to be Decriminalized in D.C.

In the area plagued by ‘taxation without representation’ that has affectionately become known as the District of Criminals – where the federal government and lobbyists make deals so shady it would make Al Capone blush – possession of marijuana has been legalized by way of a referendum during last night’s election.

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