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Mar 07 09:03

Aspen pot sales top $8.3 million in 2015. "Marijuana sales eclipsed alcohol sales in both March and April ... $998,418 worth of marijuana sold in March, and was $140,000 more than alcohol sales."

The seven marijuana dispensaries in Aspen sold more than $8.3 million worth of medical and recreational pot during 2015, according to statistics from the city’s Finance Department.
“That’s an incredible number,” said Aspen Assistant Police Chief Bill Linn. “That’s impressive.”
The exact amount of $8,347,557 in marijuana sales in the city translated to $200,341 in sales tax funneling into city coffers during 2015, according to the statistics.

Mar 07 09:03

Gove Cites ‘Hitler Worshipers’ & Terrorism Worries As Reasons For Brexit

UK politician Michael Gove, who is campaigning for a British exit from the EU, said the bloc is damaging Britain’s safety, and Brussels is helping to fuel the worst rise of fascism since the 1930s with increasing numbers of “Hitler worshipers” in Europe.

Mar 07 09:03

Bernie Sanders Will Ban Fracking. Hillary Clinton 'Sold Fracking to the World'

Nothing illustrates the primary difference between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton better than the following Huffington Post article by Brad Johnson titled On Eve of Caucuses, Clinton Rakes in Fracking Cash:

Mar 07 08:55

Ron Paul in Classic 1999 Speech to Congress: "What about the unintended consequence of supporting Osama bin Laden!! How absurd can it get??"

In this classic speech given on 5/6/1999 from the floor of Congress which aired on C-SPAN, Congressman Ron Paul (R, TX) was opposing a Fiscal Year 1999 Supplemental Spending Appropriations Bill. He begins by talking about Congressional funding of undeclared wars and then Congress wanting to micromanage the conflicts, and then gets into bin Laden. Keep in mind this was two years and four months before 9/11/2001. "You talk about unintended consequences! They're so numerous! What about the unintended consequence of supporting the KLA, who's supported by Osama bin Laden!! How absurd can it get?? You know, Osama bin Laden was our good friend because he was a freedom fighter in Afghanistan and we gave him our weapons. And supported him," an outraged dark-haired Ron Paul said, before walking off the podium in disgust.

Mar 07 08:50

For Domestic Violence Survivors, Family Court Becomes Site Of Continued Abuse

Batterers are more likely to challenge custody than ex-partners who are not abusive. At the same time, family courts lean toward joint custody, a preference that abusers use to continue harassing and exerting control over their ex-partners.

Mar 07 08:46

Big Pharma Officially Owns The FDA

In February, President Obama’s nominee Robert Califf sailed through the Senate approval process to be approved as the next FDA commissioner.

Califf has financial ties and some very deep connections to the pharmaceutical industry as AlterNet reports:

Mar 07 08:36

British Base Workers Exposed To Trident Radiation

A new report says safety breach at a nuclear weapons base in the United Kingdom exposed workers to radiation in 2012.

20 workers received ‘low dose of radiation’ while repairing a nuclear submarine at the Faslane nuclear base in Scotland.

Mar 07 08:35

These New Quantum Dot Crystals Could Replace Silicon In Super-Fast, Next-Gen Computers

Solid, crystalline structures of incredibly tiny particles known as quantum dots have been developed by engineers in the US, and they’re so close to perfect, they could be a serious contender for a silicon alternative in the super-fast computers of the future.

Mar 07 08:29

Cornered Neocons: Trump’s heresy on foreign policy has put Republican hawks in nightmare scenario — backing Hillary Clinton

“The war in Iraq was a big, fat mistake. All right? The war in Iraq, we spent $2 trillion, thousands of lives…We should’ve never been in Iraq. We have destabilized the Middle East. You call it whatever you want…They lied. They said there were weapons of mass destruction. There were none. And they knew there were none.” – Donald Trump

Mar 07 08:14

Police warn ISIS is planning an 'enormous and spectacular' attack in the UK to wage war on Western lifestyles – just like the Paris terror atrocity

...and the 'enormous and spectacular' attack will happen right in the middle of a drill – just like the Paris terror atrocity.

Mar 07 08:13

SAUDI ARABIA'S EXPLODING CHRISTMAS GIFTS FROM HILLARY CLINTON

As Hillary Clinton emerges as the front-runner for the Democratic Party's presidential candidate, she is receiving increased scrutiny for her years as Secretary of State. Many are criticizing her hawkish foreign policy, which is the best indication of what President Hillary's foreign policy would be, with many focusing on her long relationship with Saudi Arabia.

Mar 07 08:11

Judge is convicted for abuse of office for interfering in an investigation and trying to bribe a prosecutor to drop a case against his relatives. After the conviction, the judge is fined $25

A Navajo Nation judge found guilty of abusing his office will have to forfeit his position and pay a $25 fine.

Shiprock District Court Judge Genevieve Woody released her final sentencing order this week for Roy Tso (SO’).

Mar 07 08:09

COP RAMS CAR FULL OF CHILDREN, FLEES, DELETES DASHCAM — SAYS IT WAS ALL IN THE ‘SCOPE OF HIS JOB’

This week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth District ruled that on an officer, who violently endangered the lives of an innocent grandmother and her three grandchildren by repeatedly ramming his car into theirs, is not immune from a lawsuit. On Oct. 24, 2011, Cheryl McCarty was driving her three young grandchildren to school when she was stopped by Southfield police officer Keith Birberick. Birberick accused her of illegally passing a school bus. Claiming that she hadn’t passed a school bus, McCarty voiced her discontent with the several hundred dollar ticket she was receiving for it. She also informed the officer that she planned to file a complaint with the Mayor’s Office over this incident.

Mar 07 08:09

Revealed: the 30-year economic betrayal dragging down Generation Y’s income. Exclusive new data shows how debt, unemployment and property prices have combined to stop millennials taking their share of western wealth.

The full scale of the financial rout facing millennials is revealed today in exclusive new data that points to a perfect storm of factors besetting an entire generation of young adults around the world.

A combination of debt, joblessness, globalisation, demographics and rising house prices is depressing the incomes and prospects of millions of young people across the developed world, resulting in unprecedented inequality between generations.

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