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California launches legal sale
of cannabis for recreational use

Reuters, by Steve Gorman

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 1/1/2018 6:24:39 AM

California will launch the world´s largest regulated commercial market for recreational marijuana on Monday, as dozens of newly licensed stores catering to adults who enjoy the drug for its psychoactive effects open for business up and down the state. It becomes the sixth U.S. state, and by far the most populous, venturing beyond legalized medical marijuana to permit the sale of cannabis products of all types to customers at least 21 years old. Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Nevada were the first to introduce recreational pot sales on a state-regulated, licensed and taxed basis. Massachusetts and Maine are on track

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Partner these cannabis stores next door with "Condom Sense" outlets, and the sky´s the limit. s/o.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/1/2018 7:22:33 AM     (No. 11496419)

Now, why not? This should get even more interesting as time passes- The State becomes a corner drug pusher. You gotta love liberals for their sheer entertainment value.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Canuckchopper, 1/1/2018 7:25:27 AM     (No. 11496422)

Is there another kind of use Other than recreational?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: proximo, 1/1/2018 7:47:37 AM     (No. 11496431)

Great. Now they can keep their hairbags at home instead of exporting them to Colorado. Hell, legalize it in all 50 states.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 1/1/2018 7:54:17 AM     (No. 11496434)

It´s all about the tax, the tax, the tax money. (Sing to "All About That Bass" )

So when buzzed driving deaths climb how will this legal sale of pot be made illegal again?

Slippery slope,

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Reply 5 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 1/1/2018 8:00:08 AM     (No. 11496437)

Something to do while on their wonderful freeways

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Reply 6 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 1/1/2018 8:05:46 AM     (No. 11496440)

CA has been on drugs since ‘67. Will anyone notice?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: strike3, 1/1/2018 8:09:39 AM     (No. 11496443)

Will Jerry Brown start wearing white robes now and be driven around in a flowered van? You thought that his behavior was weird before, just wait.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: rolfnader, 1/1/2018 8:10:12 AM     (No. 11496444)

Good luck with that tax scheme,Moonbeam. The VAST majority of transactions will still be cash. Guess they could raise the tax on Doritos and Oreos.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: OBX Pete, 1/1/2018 8:16:02 AM     (No. 11496447)

I think that all you have to do is listen to and look at their Governor and you can see what can happen from pot !!!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: doublesharp, 1/1/2018 8:55:18 AM     (No. 11496471)

It´s just a weed and scatter seed is all it takes to make it grow. Get the government out of minding my business.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: littleorby, 1/1/2018 9:12:47 AM     (No. 11496501)

I don’t think of myself as being a libertarian, but in some cases my line of thinking aligns with theirs. I will use alcohol instead of pot as the example to make my point: Prohibition was a thirteen year experiment which proved that the law did not work. In fact, I will submit that prohibition promoted drinking. Many---most actually---considered drinking alcohol, at worst, a naughty past time. Then the added incentive of being on the wrong side of a silly law made the exercise even more fun. I am also convinced that laws sitting age limits on, when one can legally drink actually encourages teenagers to drink; because, the law tells a child, “You’re not old enough to be a man or woman yet.” That’s enough to bring out the rebellion in many children, and the need to feel grownup by more . . .,

It is YOUR, the parent’s responsibility to nurture, guide, and discipline your children. The government can’t.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/1/2018 9:16:15 AM     (No. 11496506)

One more reason to never set foot in Mexifornia again.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: congar, 1/1/2018 9:30:13 AM     (No. 11496521)

At least Californians will have an excuse for their vacuous thinking, when pot is easily available to all. Their Governor, Moonbeam, is likely to become even more detached from reality.


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Reply 14 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/1/2018 9:42:34 AM     (No. 11496530)

Jerry Brown has exhibited the behavior of a pothead for decades. So this law may change nothing for him.
Marijuana may have legitimate purposes,, as I understand the matter. But research has been sketchy, in part because it was difficult to obtain federal funding, as well as the marijuana itself, which the government grows in Mississippi, I believe.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 1/1/2018 9:43:21 AM     (No. 11496531)

In Colorado, pot sales have already invited the hard drugs in. The drug lords and cartels from the border are here now. Thanks Hickenlooper. This is your legacy.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Hardright, 1/1/2018 9:48:15 AM     (No. 11496538)

Another nail in the coffin of the once great state of California. I can´t believe what´s happened to my state. Sad.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: zoidberg, 1/1/2018 10:02:10 AM     (No. 11496557)

High there!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: JimBob, 1/1/2018 10:08:29 AM     (No. 11496565)

What could POSSIBLY go wrong?

/sarc off

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 1/1/2018 10:17:59 AM     (No. 11496579)

#8 – There will be no wide-spread cash sales. We have had “medical” marijuana for almost 20 years. The old grower-wholesaler-street dealer clandestine infrastructure is long gone. It quickly dismantled itself as everyone rushed to supply the “clinics” and be “legal.”

The growers wanted legitimacy and the state wanted tax money. It is a marriage made in liberal hell. In Mendocino County we have several large growers, but most folks grew to supplement their incomes. Many had been lumber jacks or commercial fisherman, but when the environazis shut down timbering and fishing, growing pot became just another part-time job as people tried to hang on. Marijuana has been the only thing keeping this county going. Prior to “medical” growers were getting $5,000 per pound; after “medical” the price dropped to $1,500 per pound. Last summer it dropped to $500. The state and counties set their tax and permit rates based on the money brought in when it was illegal. This past year, before implementation, the county was levying permit fees into tens of thousands of dollars. The “mom and pop” growers who thought legalization would give them legitimacy are finding they have already been squeezed out of the market.

Anyone can grow up to 6 plants in their yard. The big fight now is in the towns and cities as they try to craft ordinances and setbacks. Big Marijuana will work hand-in-hand with the Deep State to take what was once pure capitalism that was once run by very independent people, and the commodity will join alcohol, tobacco, and firearms in the most unnecessary federal agency ever created. Will pot smokers have to abide by tobacco smoking rules? Should be fun.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: franq, 1/1/2018 10:28:43 AM     (No. 11496589)

Dope ´em up and dumb ´em down. Long as they still vote "D". Look for a class action settlement against Big Weed 30 years from now. You Reek Ah!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/1/2018 10:41:18 AM     (No. 11496605)

Californication is now Calistonedication

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Grampstosix, 1/1/2018 11:15:51 AM     (No. 11496680)

A felony stupid thing to do. Just watch the number of traffic accidents soar.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: TCloud, 1/1/2018 11:46:42 AM     (No. 11496718)

Great way to hide Liberal 3rd World reality right? Colorado´s new FIRE RESISTANT WEED being planted in Cali could have resulted in less serious wild fires right BERT?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: wsdiego, 1/1/2018 11:54:19 AM     (No. 11496728)

What´s going to change? Smokers are going to smoke legal or not!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 1/1/2018 12:20:45 PM     (No. 11496759)

Why is it OK to smoke marijuana and definitely not OK to smoke tobacco?

Hypocrisy.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: dvc, 1/1/2018 12:24:02 PM     (No. 11496765)

Accelerating the race to the bottom.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: goose, 1/1/2018 12:26:38 PM     (No. 11496766)

California legalizes recreational use of pot. California also leads the nation in UFO sightings. Coincidence??????

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Southern Oracle, 1/1/2018 12:29:33 PM     (No. 11496767)

Depends on point-of-view. As soon as the frigid weather breaks east of the Rockies, all the serious stoners will be thumbing it to Frisco and LA to stay.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Hotrod, 1/1/2018 12:43:10 PM     (No. 11496782)

Hordes of ambulance-chasing lawyers will be moving to California, to help victims of vehicle deaths and injuries, nursing home negligence, and other issues sue the pot heads.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: chicodon, 1/1/2018 1:09:49 PM     (No. 11496807)

I foresee a lot more homeless potheads in SoCal (better weather).

Frog in boiling water. 9-1/2 years ago marriage was between a man and a woman according to Barack Obama. Look around at all the damage he caused in just eight years. He fundamentally changed America alright. For the worse.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: rocco49, 1/1/2018 1:26:34 PM     (No. 11496830)

When ANY of you hypocrites puts down the bottle and never sips alcohol again, maybe I´ll have an adult discussion with you about cannabis...until then, most of you are ignorant hypocrites who sound quite uninformed and quite deranged at this....it makes you look foolish to be such haters! Do any of you believe in "moderation"????????

And the California hatred is so ignorant too (#12,27,30)..YOU SHOULD READ YESTERDAYS THREAD (Where´s the California Love?...LA Times)before you purposely bash MY state but not the 28 others who have legalized it... DON´T BE HYPOCRITES !

I certainly don´t hate YOUR state!
So juvenile!
You sound like a band of alcoholics!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: kono, 1/1/2018 1:31:35 PM     (No. 11496836)

This doesn´t change as much as advocates hope, nor as much as foes fear. And it still doesn´t change federal law, which still strictly prohibits all cultivation, transfer, use, and even research. AG Sessions has quite clearly stated his intention to re-assert federal authority over drug laws in those states that have voted to defy it. (Though, admittedly, it remains unclear how long he will wait before making that a ´front burner´ item for active enforcement.)

So it would be premature for advocates to abandon discretion, or for foes to abandon hope.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: snakeoil, 1/1/2018 1:54:07 PM     (No. 11496861)

World has changed a lot during my lifetime. When I was young I knew several people who received years in The Clink for possession of a small amount of weed. Now it´s legal in several states and a misdemeanor the others. Twenty years from now it will probably be legal in all 57 states and California will offer weed, coke, meth, and sex with animals, robots, and corpses.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Pinkpanther, 1/1/2018 2:16:48 PM     (No. 11496875)

#31 Problem is, alcohol in moderation has proven benefits whereas marijuana does not. In fact, even moderate use of marijuana can cause permanent brain damage if started in adolescence. You´re comparing apples to oranges in order to justify your pot use.

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/marijuana

For those saying laws are ineffective, why have ANY laws then? You´ll never be able to stop everyone from choosing to break the law but what you can do is greatly minimize the number of people who do, therefore increasing public safety.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: lamerican, 1/1/2018 2:17:19 PM     (No. 11496876)

Legalize it for the entire country. Stop the bloody nanny state.

I pay the government to protect me from other countries, not from myself.


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Reply 36 - Posted by: Javelin, 1/1/2018 2:19:55 PM     (No. 11496880)

I live in Colorado. It´s a bad idea.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: lamerican, 1/1/2018 2:20:45 PM     (No. 11496881)

The "reefer madness" ignorance is irritating. This was a law made with the sole intention of racial oppression. Now people have turned it into another failing facet of the "culture war".

Live your own life and stop trying to micro manage everyone else´s.


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Reply 38 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 1/1/2018 2:46:30 PM     (No. 11496899)

The people of California regret this...once they sober up, that is.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: chicodon, 1/1/2018 3:00:12 PM     (No. 11496907)

I don´t think I´ve ever seen a topic on this site touch more raw nerves than this one. I was even called an alcoholic California hater and I live in California! I think I´ll keep my views on this subject to myself from here on out. It is an informative thread though.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 1/1/2018 3:14:31 PM     (No. 11496922)

#34 I heartily disagree with your false statement---Have you ever heard of PTSD?
Many veterans find relief from it using moderate amounts of medical cannabis..
And please educate yourself on Charlottes Web...The CBC´S found in cannabis are amazing medical cures, especially for woefully sick children, which I don´t have the time to educate you on...Dr. Sanjay Gupta and others have written about it and have been on broadcasts explaining it..

MY 1980 Masters thesis was called "Drugs and Students" and my rightful conclusion that any psychoactive substance done in moderation is not harmful...the key being "moderation", like #31 says...

As for you, #30 and #39, you really should know better living here as I do in the north state...So many like to jump on the "evil marijuana" bandwagon, and I wonder if you´re all "extras" in the movie "Reefer Madness"???

An adult outlook on psychoactive substances is in order here...not the wailing and flailing and constant California-bashing, even from some who claim to live here!

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 1/1/2018 3:56:37 PM     (No. 11496948)

#31 – Although I applaud your defense of our state, #30 did not deserve inclusion. I hope it was a typing error on your part.

#30/39 – Marijuana is a hot topic loaded with lots of emotions but don’t let a mistyped number silence you. I would miss your thoughts on this important issue. Your observation, “frog in boiling water,” touched an aspect of legalization that I’ve been noodling since becoming more aware of the Deep State/Globalist conspiracy.

Thirty years ago marijuana was clandestine and completely underground. In the twenty years after the “Summer of Love” cannabis entrepreneurs developed an intricate system of growers and distributors. The growers set up shop in the hard-to-access locations of the Emerald Triangle in Mendocino, Humboldt, and Trinity counties. Wholesale buyers in SF, LA and Sacramento had their retailers selling pounds to the bigger street dealers, who then distributed on down the line. They were all independent of the government and were operating in pure capitalism.

I submit this large network of very independent people who were highly distrustful of government and able to operate successfully, in spite of heavy prosecution and loss of property, was an existential threat to the Deep State/Globalist goal of societal subjugation. Since we know morality or societal safety is not on the agenda, I submit the DS/G decided it was easier and more profitable to just take over the business. The “frog in boiling water” was offering the growers alternative distribution and legitimacy through medical marijuana, with everyone knowing it was a stepping stone to legalization. The growers thought they would still have their same business only get legal cash, the DS/G planned the loss of the grower’s livelihood and independence while subjugating another rogue aspect of society.

I’ll take off my tin foil hat now.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 1/1/2018 4:27:53 PM     (No. 11496978)

Most of the comments tend to be funny or sarcastic, but there is nothing at all funny about this situation, in any State, for ANY reason. This product should only be used in a controlled setting ( a clinic or rehab center )under strict guidance, never on the street. The age limit means nothing, because the purchaser isn´t the only user

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Reply 43 - Posted by: rocco49, 1/1/2018 4:29:46 PM     (No. 11496981)

No, #41, no mistake, I live here and I don´t relish "homeless potheads" aspersions being cast at those fine folks who fit nicely in your community such as Doctors, Nurses, Teachers, Judges, Lawyers, Sales reps, laborers, bikers, et al.....you naysayers have no idea who drinks what or smokes what yet the minute you see a thread on the 29 states who have legalized cannabis you quickly descend into a mob of haters and lampooners...

TG I was with you and TK all the way thru the election and admired your ordeal there in mendocino county but this issue has even we conservatives so divided...like you´re all OK with certain freedoms but not other freedoms, so to me that is hypocrisy
and not freedom....Most of the hypocrisy stems from your innate desire to do harm to those who recreate in their own manner...

"Homeless potheads"?? Come on, man!
That´s not who uses cannabis!

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Reply 44 - Posted by: oldsfc, 1/1/2018 4:48:45 PM     (No. 11497000)

Will be interesting to see how people react to some stoner killing someone in a car accident. It is my understanding there is no way to tell just how impaired the driver was or is. No quick test like a breath analyzer.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 1/1/2018 5:24:45 PM     (No. 11497021)

I am ambivalent about this. There are pros and cons to legalization, and I am inclined to think that if we have a few states acting as the Guinea pigs for a few years we´ll eventually know which course to take as a nation.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: chicodon, 1/1/2018 5:30:43 PM     (No. 11497030)

#43
I was more or less joking. I recently read an article about homelessness spiking in Colorado after legalization. I also just read an article about homeless tent cities popping up in SoCal.

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/livable-city/la-ol-homeless-marijuana-20160722-snap-story.html

Since a lot of us grew up in the 60´s we´re not choir boys here. No one has a problem with medicinal use especially me. And my comment about Obama covered a lot of ground and was off topic on second look. Just lamenting.

Have a great day to you and anyone who had a problem with my post. Over and out.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: franq, 1/1/2018 5:32:34 PM     (No. 11497031)

Want to know how this will all shake out? The same way making cigarettes cost $10 a pack in NYC. But your state already has the second source. Business will boom!

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 1/1/2018 6:25:15 PM     (No. 11497081)

#43 – You misread my intention. I was not implying that I agreed with “homeless potheads,” its just that knowing #30 I took it more as an observation. The fact that there will possibly be more homeless potheads in southern Cal does not cast any aspersions on the millions of cannabis users who are well adjusted and productive citizens.

Thank you for your support during our campaigning experiences, but you are in error in your perception that I am a hypocrite in regard to personal freedoms. I have never argued against the use of cannabis and have often posted my support for the more libertarian position. I graduated high school in 1972 and have been around marijuana for the whole of my adult life. I have many friends who depend upon their small yearly crop to help make the mortgage. I see an important part of their income going to be wiped out while The State gains another cash cow and more independent people are stripped of their livelihood. Just like the loggers and the commercial fishermen.

We are on the same side and have always been. It’s a stressful time and a little patience will do us all good. God bless you all in this coming year.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: countryDoc, 1/1/2018 11:26:44 PM     (No. 11497272)

We as a country skipped the part of knowledge acquisition to study the effects of the drug or product in any form the way we do other substances. We have gone briefly to medical use (with minimal deep research that goes into most medical products) to legal recreational use. it is not even clear yet what forms of medical research are legal, much less useful, much less profitable for someone to do the research or a government/organization to do the research.

There is very little regulation or even science that is established to measure the spectrum of composition of what is available, nor its potency.

As for me, I have yet to see a benefit -- medically or recreationally, that is worth the unknown risks.

As a family physician and hospice physician, I have observed people using many forms of pot or cannabis by-products. I don´t claim to be an expert, but I have seen very little real, reproducible benefit. Mostly anecdotal claims.

I´ll continue to monitor the experimentation done by others and hold any definitive opinion.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 1/3/2018 4:12:19 PM     (No. 11498946)

This will accelerate California´s decent down the drain.

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Washington Times, by Guy Taylor    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 1/17/2018 12:59:48     Post Reply
Big changes are coming for Capitol Hill’s two most influential foreign policy bodies — even if the Republicans retain their House and Senate majorities during the midterm elections later this year. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee and Rep. Ed Royce of California, the GOP chairmen of the Senate Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs committees, respectively, are both leaving office when their terms are up at the end of 2018. (Snip) “At a moment when American foreign policy is in flux because of the recent change in White House administrations, losing these two senior chairman who’ve demonstrated a capacity to get

In unusual move, White House
to ask Supreme Court to rule
on DACA before appeals court
NBC News, by Pete Williams    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 1/17/2018 12:37:45     Post Reply
Washington - The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will rush to the U.S. Supreme Court within a few days by skipping over a federal appeals court, hoping for quick action in the legal battle over shutting down the DACA program. "It´s an extremely unusual request, one that is granted once in a blue moon," said Tom Goldstein, publisher of the SCOTUSBlog website. "It´s a signal by the Trump administration that they take this issue incredibly seriously and think the justices should, too." A federal judge ruled Jan. 9 that the government could not end the program on March 6, as President Donald Trump proposed to do.

Tucker: If Harvard Admitted Students Like
´Elites´ Choose Immigrants, ´They Wouldn´t
Send Their Kids There´
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 1/15/2018 9:05:30     Post Reply
(video) - Tucker Carlson said that in the wake of President Trump´s alleged comments about underdeveloped countries, our nation´s "elites" have "recoiled in rage." "A new consensus has formed... so get a pen: Every other country is great, especially the poor and disorganized ones," Carlson said of the left-wing and media response to comments about Haiti and Africa. (Tweet) Carlson said elites are instructing us to understand that immigrants from those nations are "uniformly more impressive than you are." "They fight more wars, pay more taxes, they start more companies than your kids ever will, so shut up with your doubts," he

Seven years later: The
Arab Spring´s messy endings
Jerusalem Post [Israel], by Seth J. Frantzman    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 1/15/2018 6:58:18     Post Reply
On Sunday protesters clashed with police in Tunis. Some young men threw stones and police used tear gas, local reports said. The protests were staged in the run-up to the seventh anniversary of the ousting of President Zine El Abiding Ben Ali in 2011, an event that signaled the beginning to the Arab Spring. Most in the region are not looking back at those momentous events. Instead they are dealing with the aftereffects and many governments appear to hope that not discussing the Arab spring will mean the causes of the frustration that led to it will go away. In December 2010 Mohamed Bouazizi, a street vendor in Tunisia,

Trump thanks Qatar for
efforts to combat terrorism
Reuters, by Tim Ahmann    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 1/15/2018 6:42:17     Post Reply
Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday thanked the ruler of Qatar for “action to counter terrorism and extremism in all forms,” the White House said in a statement that suggested a warming of ties between the two countries. In June, Trump had called on Qatar to stop funding groups that commit terrorism, saying the Gulf nation had historically done so “at a very high level.” Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, who along with Qatar are members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, plus non-GCC member Egypt cut off diplomatic, travel and trade ties with Qatar last year, accusing it of supporting militants and

Trump marks Martin Luther King Jr.
Day at Florida golf club
Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 1/15/2018 6:31:44     Post Reply
If actions speak louder than words, President Trump’s actions Monday on Martin Luther King Jr. Day were restrained, amid persistent accusations of racism. In a sharp departure from his predecessors on the national day of service, Mr. Trump spent the bulk of the holiday at his golf club in West Palm Beach, Florida. President George W. Bush typically marked the holiday with a public event such as attending a service honoring King at a Baptist church in Landover, Maryland, or greeting volunteers at a public high school in Washington. President Barack Obama normally celebrated the King holiday by taking his daughters to serve food



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Posted By: tisHimself- 1/15/2018 6:13:05 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: M2- 1/15/2018 11:05:28 AM     Post Reply
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