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The fast rise of marijuana ‘schools’
New York Post, by William Rosenthal    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/12/2014 7:19:45 PM     Post Reply
I just want to say one word to you. Just one word: pot. Yes, it almost harks back to a classic scene in “The Graduate.” A growing number of schools offering courses in all things weed-related are trying to pull young people with the promise of newly created jobs in the booming medical marijuana field. The Northeastern Institute of Cannabis, in Natick, Mass., will start offering a 12-course program by September. Those who pay $1,500 for the privilege get a “cannabis industry certification.” To enroll, students must either have a high school diploma or a GED. Founded by marijuana activist Mickey Martin, the school is geared toward

Obama Says GOP Lawsuit
Will Cost Tax Dollars
ABC News, by Chris Good    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/12/2014 7:11:35 PM     Post Reply
In his weekly radio/YouTube address, President Obama derided House Republicans’ planned lawsuit against him, warning that GOP lawmakers will spend taxpayer dollars on a frivolous legal challenge. “It’s a political stunt that’s going to waste months of America’s time. And by the way, they’re going to pay for it using your hard-earned tax dollars,” Obama said. (Video) House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has orchestrated the beginnings of a lawsuit against the president over his use of executive authority. As the White House and the GOP-controlled House have failed to compromise on a slew of issues during Obama’s tenure, the president has

Robert Rodriguez, Dave Grohl
Dish on Palling Around with
President Obama
Breitbart Big Hollywood, by Kate O´Hare    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/12/2014 7:03:21 PM     Post Reply
If he´s not on the golf course during his downtime, President Obama is likely to be found either at a Democratic fundraiser or chatting up some celebrities, or sometimes both. And if he has to sidestep the illegal-immigration crisis at the border to hobnob with a celeb pal, all the better. On day three of the biannual Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, Breitbart News and the assembled press got to hear from a couple of showbiz folks who recently had sit-downs with the POTUS. (Frankly, it’s a little surprising that the POTUS hasn’t shown up at the TCA Press Tour yet.

  


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The ´victories´ of Hamas,
according to Gaza TV
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/12/2014 6:43:11 PM     Post Reply
"Seven Israelis die in Zikim," "Ten injured in Haifa after rocket explodes," "All of Tel-Aviv is in shelters," and "Hamas succeeds in causing malfunctions to the Iron Dome system," - these are just some of the headlines that Gaza residents have been hearing in recent days on Hamas radio and television broadcasts. But none of the news items mentioned above actually happened. Seven Israelis did not die in Zikim, instead it was five Hamas terrorists that died. No one was injured in Haifa, and Tel Avivians are still going to work, enjoying the beach and sitting at cafes, not locked in shelters. Night after night the popular Hamas TV

Female employee sues female Yahoo
executive for sexual harassment
Daily Digest News, by Ross Cronkrite    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/12/2014 6:27:27 PM     Post Reply
A former Yahoo employee has a sued a female Yahoo executive for sexual harassment, CNET reports. Maria Zhang, a senior director of engineering at Yahoo, has been sued by Nan Shi, a former principal software engineer at the company. According to Zhang’s Linkedin profile, the senior Yahoo executive “currently leads the mobile content and mobile SDK team for Yahoo’s Mobile and Emerging Products organization.” The profile also says, “Maria leads the direction and execution of Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Fantasy Sports, Yahoo News Digest and the Yahoo app.” (Snip) The lawsuit alleges that Zhang forced Shi into having sex with her

Robert Mugabe´s racial decree on
whites and land brings backlash
Christian Science Monitor, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 7/12/2014 6:14:38 PM     Post Reply
Harare, Zimbabwe — President Robert Mugabe’s statement early this month that whites will no longer be allowed to own land in Zimbabwe, and that any white farmers still left will be kicked out, raised eyebrows at home and abroad. Now those comments by the long-ruling autocrat are bringing a backlash in Zimbabwe’s beleaguered trade and tourism ministries. One Harare business newspaper calls them “not just racist but also unconstitutional, retrogressive, and detrimental.” As the Monitor reported July 3, Mr. Mugabe visited a small farming community 120 miles from the capital Harare that was handing out land permits. He then said

John Kerry’s guitar diplomacy:
A critical review (Updated
with Esteban’s thoughts)
Washington Post, by Sarah Larimer    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/12/2014 6:08:14 PM     Post Reply
Update: The Washington Post on Friday received urgent, important and instructive feedback from Esteban. Yes. That Esteban. His comments have been added to the bottom of the post. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday showcased his guitar-playing talent, holding a lunchtime jam session during talks with officials in Beijing. “Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong urged him to do so following a lunch at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, that concluded 5th Annual U.S.-China People-to-People Exchange,” reads the YouTube description of clips from Kerry’s concert. “It followed the conclusion of a Strategic and

  


  

North Korea made it to the
World Cup final! Wait, what?!
Toronto Sun, (CAN), by Kurtis Larson    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 7/12/2014 6:05:44 PM     Post Reply
Despite not qualifying for 2014 World Cup, North Korea has reached the final, according to state media. Make sense? While the rest of the world is sitting tight in anticipation of Sunday´s Germany-Argentina tilt here in Rio, North Koreans have reportedly been told their country´s soccer team has been dominant at this summer´s event. A video posted to YouTube channel Korea News Backup, which features reports from North Korea´s state-run media, appears to show a newscaster reporting on North Korea´s fictitious success at the World Cup. The sequence shows "highlights" of North Korea´s 7-0 win over Japan, 4-0 win over

Isn’t It Rich?
New York Times, by Maureen Dowd    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/12/2014 6:05:08 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — CHELSEA CLINTON never acted out during the eight years she came of age as America’s first daughter. No ditching of her Secret Service detail. No fake IDs for underage tippling. No drug scandal. No court appearance in tank top and toe ring. Not even any dirty dancing. Despite a tough role as the go-between in the highly public and embarrassing marital contretemps of her parents, Chelsea stayed classy. So it’s strange to see her acting out in a sense now, joining her parents in cashing in to help feed the rapacious, gaping maw of Clinton Inc. With her

GOP Establishment: Congress Should Give
"Blank Check" to Address Border Crisis
Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 7/12/2014 6:04:01 PM     Post Reply
While liberal activists keep pushing Democrats to make more concessions regarding the flood of illegal immigrant children across the border, GOP consultants in D.C. are suggesting that Republicans roll over and approve President Barack Obama´s request for $3.7 billion without any concessions. And they are doing so to liberal outlets like the Huffington Post. Since only $400 million of those funds would actually go to strengthen border security, Republicans have been wary of giving the Obama administration a "blank check" without getting some concessions, like having National Guard troops on the border or changing a 2008 law that

Dr. Ben Carson Answers The
Question: Are You A Republican?
Independent Journal Review, by Justen Charter    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/12/2014 5:54:33 PM     Post Reply
(Video) Since his breakthrough speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, Dr. Ben Carson has been in the political spotlight. In this video Carson answers the question: Are you a Republican? What might surprise you is that Carson is not a Republican, he is an Independent. Carson explains: “I tend to be more conservative. Because I tend to belong to what I call the Logical Party or the Common-Sense Party. And, conservatism tends to lean more towards common sense than progressivism does.” “I actually would favor a voting system, in which there were no political designations on the ballot, where you

  


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Putin pledges to help revive
Cuba´s offshore oil exploration
Reuters, by Alexei Anishchuk & Daniel Trotta    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/12/2014 5:50:49 PM     Post Reply
Havana - Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged to help revive Cuba´s struggling offshore oil exploration on Friday at the start of a six-day tour of Latin America as Russia aims to reassert its influence on the communist-ruled island. Putin was joined in Havana by close ally and so-called Russian oil czar Igor Sechin, the chairman of state oil company Rosneft, to finalize a deal to explore for oil off Cuba´s northern coast. The Russian president also promised to reinvest $3.5 billion of Cuban debt with Russia into development projects on the island, part of a deal in which Russia forgave 90 percent of Cuba's debt, or almost $32 billion,

Rick Perry: Isolationist Policies
Make the Threat of Terrorism
Even Greater
Breitbart News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/12/2014 5:49:02 PM     Post Reply
Rick Perry writing at the Washington Post: As a veteran, and as a governor who has supported Texas National Guard deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, I can understand the emotions behind isolationism. Many people are tired of war, and the urge to pull back is a natural, human reaction. Unfortunately, we live in a world where isolationist policies would only endanger our national security even further. That’s why it’s disheartening to hear fellow Republicans, such as Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), suggest that our nation should ignore what’s happening in Iraq. The main problem with this argument is that it means

Disorder at the Border:
What Obama wrought.
Weekly Standard, by Scott W. Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 7/12/2014 5:47:50 PM     Post Reply
Watching the influx of unaccompanied minors crossing our southwestern border daily, a reasonable man could conclude that we are living out the fevered dreams of a dystopian novel. The United States has lost a basic aspect of sovereignty. Control over its borders is a relic of the past.Having traversed Mexico with the help of drug cartels freely operating human trafficking networks, Central American minors are voluntarily entering the United States through the Rio Grande Valley. They’re shepherded to the border, where they cross on their own and seek apprehension by Department of Homeland Security agents,

Attack on Catholic Judges Breaches
the Bedrock Of U.S. Constitution
New York Sun, by Seth Lipsky    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/12/2014 5:44:21 PM     Post Reply
What is the most emphatic prohibition in the entire Constitution? Is it “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion”? Or “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”? Or is it “No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law”? Or “No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States”? Or “Excessive bail shall not be required”? Those are all famous limits on our government, for sure. But they are weak beer compared to the clause that says: “No religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the

  


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Barack Obama plays golf
with ESPN´s Michael Wilbon
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 7/12/2014 5:43:06 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama is playing golf at a private club in Maryland with ESPN co-host Michael Wilbon. Obama played at a different club late last month with Tony Kornheiser, Wilbon´s sidekick on the sports show "Pardon the Interruption." Obama´s venue today was TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in Potomac, Maryland. The club has a championship course on 220 rolling acres in Montgomery County.

Harry Reid Slammed By Hometown
Paper For ‘Race-Baiting’
Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/12/2014 5:36:40 PM     Post Reply
The largest newspaper in Nevada is taking the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to task, saying that the Democrat’s recent comments about Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas highlight a pattern of race card rhetoric. “Harry Reid is the da Vinci of distraction,” reads the editorial from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which was posted online Friday. “The moment any scandal, policy failure or political defeat crashes down on him — and there have been plenty the past few years — the Senate majority leader unleashes outrageous rhetoric,” the editorial continues, adding that Reid “has become especially fond of slinging race cards

Seattle´s first legal pot shop
runs out of marijuana
Reuters, by Bryan Cohen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/12/2014 5:19:00 PM     Post Reply
SEATTLE- Seattle´s first and only recreational marijuana store had to close on Friday after running out of stock in just three days since Washington became the second U.S. state to allow pot sales to adults. Cannabis City opened in Seattle on Tuesday with at least 10 pounds (4.5 kgs) of marijuana for sale, and by close of business Thursday it was all gone. A message on the store´s phone line said it would re-open on July 21. There were widespread concerns that shortages of pot would afflict retailers this week after the state issued its first 25 licenses to outlets,

Joni Ernst will miss two weeks
on the campaign trail…
to serve in uniform
Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/12/2014 4:20:18 PM     Post Reply
Having worked a couple of campaigns, I can tell you what the first things you do are when your candidate tells you that they plan to go take a couple of weeks off in July. First, you laugh uncomfortably and try to figure out why they would make such a bad joke. Then, when you find out they’re not kidding, you look for a suitably sharp object to slit your wrists. But we may have found the exception to the rule out in Iowa where Senate candidate Joni Ernst is out of pocket for the next fortnight for a very

Express Delivery: More Iron
Dome Batteries Rolled out
to Protect Israel
Breitbart National Security, by Jordan Schachtel    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/12/2014 4:17:26 PM     Post Reply
TEL AVIV -- Israel has deployed its 8th Iron Dome anti-missile battery into the field, and it became fully operational Friday afternoon. The Iron Dome has intercepted rockets at a success rate of 90% thus far in downing incoming rocket barrages from Gaza, according to the Israel Defense Forces. Each Iron Dome missile battery costs about $50 million dollars to make. Each anti-missile interceptor costs around $100,000. Each unit can defend the airspace of about 60 square miles. Each Iron Dome battery consists of 3 units: A radar vehicle, a mobile control unit (MCU), and a missile launcher. The radar

  



Owners of Trump Plaza
casino expect it will close
Associated Press, by Wayne Parry    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 7/12/2014 3:53:18 PM     Post Reply
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Atlantic City´s crumbling casino market disintegrated even further Saturday as the owners of the Trump Plaza casino said they expect to shut down in mid-September. Trump Entertainment Resorts told The Associated Press that no final decision has been made on the Boardwalk casino. But the company said it expects the casino to close its doors Sept. 16. Notices warning employees of the expected closing will go out to the casino´s 1,000-plus employees Monday. If Trump Plaza closes, Atlantic City could lose a third of its casinos and a quarter of its casino workforce

´I´ll see my family again one
day´: Brave girl, 15, who lost
her parents and siblings in Houston
shooting speaks at community memorial
after leaving hospital
Daily Mail (UK), by Snejana Farberov    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/12/2014 3:11:50 PM     Post Reply
The heroic 15-year-old lone survivor of the Texas shooting spree that wiped out her family earlier this week paid a visit to a community event in her hometown Saturday just hours after being released from the hospital. Cassidy Stay, 15, was discharged from Children´s Memorial Hermann Hospital Friday in good condition after being treated for minor injuries. The teenager survived the Wednesday shooting that claimed the lives of both her parents and all four siblings by playing dead after a bullet grazed her head. Scroll down for video -Cassidy has been hailed a hero in the media for having the

TSA Attacks Breitbart Texas Report
of Illegals Being Allowed
to Fly Without ID
Breitbart Big Government, by Robert Wilde    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/12/2014 3:02:58 PM     Post Reply
The Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) claims that Breitbart News´ report that TSA officials are allowing illegal aliens to fly on commercial airlines without valid identification and by simply showing their Notice to Appear forms is false and inaccurate reporting. (Snip) Feinstein claimed in his tweet that Darby’s report “is completely wrong.” He contended that no one had “contacted us for a statement and/or info. before publishing story.” Darby responded to the accusation, saying he did send a message to the TSA’s email address, showing Feinstein the address multimedia@dhs.gov, and told Feinstein to “learn to check your

BP Agent: 70% of Agents Being
Pulled Off Patrols for Paperwork
Breitbart TV, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/12/2014 2:52:53 PM     Post Reply
Saturday on the Fox News Channel, Border Patrol Agent Hector Garza said that up to 70 percent of the agents are being pulled off patrolling the border to handle the administrative paperwork needed to deal with the unfolding humanitarian crisis of ten thousands of unaccompanied minors flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border. Garza said, "Approximately 70 percent of the border patrol agents have been reassigned for administrative duties including processing of aliens, transporting aliens, and, yeah, leaving a porous border in the country."

Rick Perry, Rand Paul
Tussle Over Iraq
Buzzfeed, by McKay Coppins    Original Article
Posted By: aliciacolon- 7/12/2014 2:49:55 PM     Post Reply
In the latest example of the foreign policy divide within the Republican Party, the Washington Post published a sharply critical op-ed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry Friday attacking Sen. Rand Paul’s position on Iraq and calling him “curiously blind” to national security threats in the region. Perry’s op-ed, headlined “Isolationist policies make the threat of terrorism even greater,” calls out Paul by name repeatedly, and criticizes him for arguing it would be a mistake for the U.S. to take sides in the conflict currently ravaging Iraq: …it’s disheartening to hear fellow Republicans, such as Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), suggest that our nation

Immigration Activists to Congress: Don´t
Immediately Deport Illegals from Mexico
Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/12/2014 2:43:40 PM     Post Reply
Lawyers advocating for illegal immigrant children flooding across the U.S.-Mexico border want Congress to make it more difficult to deport illegal immigrants, even from Mexico. Under current law, the federal government can immediately deport illegal immigrants from Mexico and Canada. Those from countries like Central America, though, cannot be immediately deported under a 2008 law. The American Immigration Lawyers Association told Congress this week that "there is no valid reason for treating vulnerable unaccompanied children differently based on their country of origin." The group, which is the national association of

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