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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

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?


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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.


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)

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.


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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The left has certainly been crying their share of tears over the border kids who’ve been pulled from their illegally crossing parents’ sides — in fact, almost as many tears as the little kids themselves. Who knows. Maybe they really are that sad. Maybe when MSNBC’s Rachel Maddowgulped and weeped her way through a breaking report of “tender-age shelters” in Texas, she truly did become overwhelmed with grief at the imagined sad plight of little babies being ripped from parents’ arms and plopped into chicken cages to fend for themselves. Maybe she truly did cut video feed to her colleague and make a

Judge denies request by Paul
Manafort to suppress evidence
Reuters, by Sarah N. Lynch    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 6/21/2018 2:49:45     Post Reply
Washington - A federal judge on Thursday declined a request by President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort to suppress evidence seized by investigators for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office from a storage unit. Manafort, who is currently jailed in Virginia, had argued the evidence was seized improperly after an FBI agent got one of his employees to open the storage unit, rather than asking Manafort for permission or seeking a warrant. But Judge Amy Berman Jackson for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected that argument, saying “law enforcement agents do not need a warrant to

U.S. Marine to Be Imprisoned
Over Involvement With Hate Groups
ProPublica, by A.C. Thompson    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 6/21/2018 11:57:44     Post Reply
Vasillios Pistolis, a United States Marine Corps lance corporal who ProPublica and Frontline identified as a neo-Nazi and assailant during last August’s bloody white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., has been convicted at a court martial on charges of disobeying orders and making false statements. Pistolis, 19, will be imprisoned for a month, docked pay and reduced in rank to private first class, and then likely forced from the Corps, according to a USMC spokesman. Pistolis, a water support technician, was treated as low-level offender by military authorities, who tried him at what is known as a summary court martial,

Nasa prepares for real-life Armageddon:
Agency could launch nuclear bombs into
space to defend Earth from asteroids
Daily Mail [UK], by Ellie Zolfagharifard    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 6/21/2018 11:46:50     Post Reply
Hollywood may have got it right after all. Nasa and the National Nuclear Security Administration have announced they are now working together on the possibility of destroying hazardous asteroids using nuclear weapons. (Snip) Scientists believe there are around one million near-Earth asteroids that could pose a threat to our planet – but only a tiny fraction have so far been detected. Dramatic proof that any of these can strike Earth came on 15 February last year, when an unknown object exploded high above Chelyabinsk, Russia, with 20 - 30 times the energy of the Hiroshima atomic bomb. The resulting shock

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich
resigns after ´consensual
relationship with an Intel employee´
USA Today, by Nathan Bomey    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 6/21/2018 10:11:21     Post Reply
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigned suddenly after a "past consensual relationship with an Intel employee" came to light, the company said Thursday. His unexpected exit comes after an internal and external investigation ordered by the company "confirmed a violation of Intel’s non-fraternization policy, which applies to all managers," Intel said in a statement. "Given the expectation that all employees will respect Intel’s values and adhere to the company’s code of conduct, the board has accepted Mr. Krzanich’s resignation," Intel said. Intel chief financial officer Robert Swan was appointed as interim CEO.

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Peter Fonda apologizes to Trumps for ´highly
inappropriate and vulgar´ tweet calling for
Barron to be ´ripped from his mother´s
arms and put in a cage with pedophiles´–*

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Daily Mail (UK), by David Martosko**    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/20/2018 5:48:26 PM     Post Reply
Actor Peter Fonda apologized Wednesday afternoon for a threatening tweet in which he said Americans upset with the White House´s separation of illegal-immigrant families ´should rip Barron Trump from his mother´s arms and put him in a cage with pedophiles.´ The first lady´s office conferred with U.S. Secret Service about the incident. The agency wouldn´t say on Wednesday whether it had contacted the aging Oscar-winner directly. Fonda issued a statement hours later, shortly after President Donald Trump signed an executive order forbidding the government from detaining children separately from the adults who brought them across the U.S.-Mexico border. ´I tweeted

Melania Calls Secret Service After Actor
Peter Fonda Calls For Barron Trump To
Be Kidnapped

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Daily Caller, by Benny Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/20/2018 12:49:50 PM     Post Reply
The Office of the First Lady has notified the Secret Service after actor Peter Fonda called for kidnapping Melania and Donald Trump’s son, Barron, The Daily Caller has learned exclusively. In a tweet sent Wednesday, the actor called for Barron to be “ripped” from Melania’s arms and put in a cage “with pedophiles.” (Tweet) “WE SHOULD RIP BARRON TRUMP FROM HIS MOTHER’S ARMS AND PUT HIM IN A CAGE WITH PEDOPHILES AND SEE IF MOTHER WILL WILL STAND UP AGAINST THE GIANT A*****E SHE IS MARRIED TO,” Fonda tweeted early Wednesday morning.

Former McCain campaign manager
leaves GOP over family separations

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CNN Politics, by Jamie Ehrlich    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 6/20/2018 2:38:40 PM     Post Reply
Washington - A Republican strategist who managed Sen. John McCain´s unsuccessful 2008 presidential campaign said Wednesday he is leaving the Republican Party in the wake of the Trump´s administration´s immigration policies that have led to the separation of families. "29 years and nine months ago I registered to vote and became a member of The Republican Party which was founded in 1854 to oppose slavery and stand for the dignity of human life. Today I renounce my membership in the Republican Party. It is fully the party of Trump," Steve Schmidt tweeted early Wednesday morning. Schmidt went on to call the party

Rep. John Lewis: ‘Cannot Be Any Peace
in America’ Until Child Border Policy Ends

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Breitbart Big Government, by Joshua Caplan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/20/2018 1:33:00 PM     Post Reply
Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) told reporters Wednesday there “cannot be any peace in America” until border agents cease the separation of immigrant families. “It made me so sad,” Lewis began. “I cried last night. When I heard those babies crying. Knowing that young children have been taken from their mothers. “Some of these young children may never, ever see their mothers or their fathers again.” (Tweets) “That’s not right!” the Congressman continued. “There cannot be any peace in America until these young children are returned to their parents. “It doesn’t matter if we are black or white, Latino, Asian-American or

The FBI, the DOJ and Hillary
Clinton´s Huge Weiner Problem

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Daily Caller, by Sidney Powell    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 6/20/2018 5:00:59 AM     Post Reply
Remember Anthony Weiner, also known as “Carlos Danger” — the former congressman who kept texting people pictures of well, umm, that part of his name? It all made quite the splash because he is married to Hillary Clinton’s consigliere and constant sidekick, Huma Abedin. Turns out that Anthony was such a perp — and so enthralled with his own — that he was sexting with a minor. That is a federal offense carrying up to 10 years in prison. So, he got raided by the New York Police Department and the New York office of the FBI. They seized his laptop computer.

Peter Fonda Take Note: We
Are On The Verge Of Someone
Close To Trump Getting Killed

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Douglas MacKinnon    Original Article
Posted By: RockyTCB- 6/21/2018 9:01:34 AM     Post Reply
Does someone from the Trump family, the Trump Cabinet, or even the Trump administration have to be assaulted or worse, killed, before we accept the fact that a growing number from the far-left have put a rhetorical bounty on their heads. If has-been actor Peter Fonda suggesting Barron Trump be "ripped from his mother´s arms and put in a cage with pedophiles" does not horrify you with the obscene brutality of its message, nothing ever will. From this cauldron of bubbling and putrid hate filled from the twisted minds of enraged liberal politicians, "journalists," entertainers, and academics, spews forth the dangerously

Judicial Watch Obtains IRS Documents
Revealing McCain’s Subcommittee Staff
Director Urged IRS to Engage in “Financially
Ruinous” Targeting

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Judicial Watch, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 6/21/2018 9:14:48 PM     Post Reply
Judicial Watch today released newly obtained internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.” Kerner was appointed by President Trump as Special Counsel for the United States Office of Special Counsel. The explosive exchange was contained in notes taken by IRS employees at an April 30, 2013, meeting between Kerner, Lerner, and other high-ranking IRS officials. Just ten days following the meeting, former

Time magazine cover features Trump
staring down a crying migrant child

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Washington Examiner, by Katelyn Caralle    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/21/2018 1:12:03 PM     Post Reply
The latest cover of Time magazine criticizes President Trump´s tough border policy, by showing him looking down at a crying, two-year-old Honduran girl whose mother was detained after crossing the border.The photoshopped image is the latest ding against Trump and his zero tolerance policy, which led to the increased family separation of illegal immigrants. The cover is captioned, "Welcome to America." (Tweet/Video) On Wednesday, Trump signed an executive order aimed at putting an end to the practice of separating families, after calling on Congress, specifically Democrats, several times to change the laws.

Restaurant Manager Where Secretary Nielsen
Was Mobbed ‘Happy About What Happened’

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Daily Caller, by Julia Cohen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/20/2018 11:00:04 PM     Post Reply
The Mexican restaurant where Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was swarmed by protesters Tuesday in Washington, D.C., took no action to quell the protesters or ensure Nielsen’s safety, a manager told The Daily Caller News Foundation on Wednesday.“We are not upset the protesters came here and we are not upset even if it was any of our staffers [who tipped off] the protesters,” the MXDC Cocina Mexicana manager, who refused to give his name, told TheDCNF. “We are happy about what happened.”Police responded to the incident, USA Today reported. The manager also said that, to his knowledge, no

Sony Pictures Condemns Peter Fonda’s ‘Abhorrent’
Tweets But Will Release His New Film Anyway

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Breitbart Big Hollywood, by Warner Todd Huston    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/21/2018 1:04:50 PM     Post Reply
Sony Pictures Classics released a statement shredding actor Peter Fonda for his tweets, one of which called for 12-year-old Barron Trump to be raped — but the company said it would still release Boundaries, a new film co-starring Fonda.“Peter Fonda’s comments are abhorrent, reckless and dangerous, and we condemn them completely,” the film company said in an emailed statement late on Wednesday. However, the company went on to insist that pulling the upcoming Shana Feste-directed Boundaries, or trying to edit Fonda out of the film, would be “unfair” to the those involved. “It is important to note that Mr. Fonda

Melania Trump wears $39 jacket with
´I Really Don´t Care, Do U?´ scrawled
across the back as she boards a plane
to visit immigrant children being held*

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Daily Mail (UK), by Emily Goodin & Charlie Lankston    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/21/2018 2:55:05 PM     Post Reply
Melania Trump made quite the sartorial statement on Thursday when she donned a jacket with the words, ´I REALLY DON´T CARE, DO U?´ written across the back while boarding a plane to visit immigrant children being held at the border in Texas. The 48-year-old first lady was pictured arriving at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland wearing the $39 khaki design from Zara, before boarding her plane to fly to Texas. She removed the offending jacket, which bore the controversial phrase in white graffiti-style writing across the entire back section, before disembarking the plane upon her arrival. (Photos) By the

Vikings Hold First Sports
LGBTQ Summit

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KSTP-TV [Minneapolis St Paul], by Jonathan Rozelle    Original Article
Posted By: voxpopuli- 6/21/2018 5:37:39 PM     Post Reply
The Minnesota Vikings made history on Thursday. Vikings players, coaches and members of the LGBTQ community came together for a first of its kind inclusion summit held by an NFL team. The LGBTQ summit and fundraising event was held at the TCO Performance Center Auditorium in Eagan. It centered around bridging the gap between the LGBTQ community and sports. (snip) Kluwe´s hope is that the NFL and other sports leagues take notice, and it sparks conversations leading to more acceptance of the LGBTQ community in the athletic world.

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