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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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War! What Is It Good For? (Hint: These 4 Companies)

Posted by on October 5, 2014 in Government, Military, Policies with 0 Comments
War! What Is It Good For? (Hint: These 4 Companies)

Led by Lockheed Martin, the biggest US defence companies are trading at record prices as shareholders reap rewards from escalating military conflicts around the world.

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Ron Paul on Illegal Syria War, Terror Blowback and the Tea Party Hijacking

Posted by on September 27, 2014 in Military, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Ron Paul on Illegal Syria War, Terror Blowback and the Tea Party Hijacking

On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin speaks with former Congressman and three time presidential candidate, Ron Paul, discussing his views on the ramifications of expanding the war against ISIS into Syria, how US foreign policy has exacerbated the growth of Islamic extremism, the hypocritical partnership with Saudi Arabia, and the marginalization of alternative views outside of the two party system.

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Big Agri’s Latest GMO Gruel: “Super Bananas for Brown People”

Posted by on June 21, 2014 in Corruption, Policies with 0 Comments
Big Agri’s Latest GMO Gruel: “Super Bananas for Brown People”

Clearly the solution to destitution that leads to malnutrition and starvation is addressing the socioeconomic disparity that created it in the first place. But No. The monopolies that benefit from this disparity the most propose to feed the Third World with genetically modified gruel to make up for the fact that poor populations cannot access a normal, balanced diet.

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Senators to Offer Groundbreaking Medical Marijuana Amendment

Posted by on June 19, 2014 in Government, Policies with 1 Comment
Senators to Offer Groundbreaking Medical Marijuana Amendment

With laws to legislate the use of medicinal marijuana, every U.S. Senator has the opportunity to provide relief for the sick and dying – and to be on the right side of history, not to mention public opinion.

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