Marijuana: The Latest Scientific Findings and Legalization…


Date: January 05, 2018

01) Marijuana: The Latest Scientific Findings and Legalization


“Published on Apr 4, 2017

California, Massachusetts, Maine, and Nevada became the latest states to legalize recreational marijuana, bringing to 28 the number of states that have okayed the drug for medicinal use, recreational use, or both. Even more states have rules that allow certain kinds of cannabis extracts to be used for medical purposes. At the same time that state legalization is increasing, the Trump administration is signaling that it may ramp up enforcement of federal drug laws, even when they come into conflict with state laws allowing recreational marijuana use. State and local governments may find themselves on uncertain legal ground. Meanwhile, policymakers navigating this new landscape are also working largely without the benefit of a solid foundation of scientific evidence on the drug’s risks and benefits. In fact, a new National Academy of Medicine report describes notable gaps in scientific data on the short- and long-term health effects of marijuana. What do we know about the health impacts of marijuana, and what do we still need to learn? This Forum brought together researchers studying marijuana’s health impacts with policymakers who are working to implement new laws in ways that will benefit and protect public health.

Part of The Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Forums, this event was presented jointly with The Huffington Post on Friday, March 24, 2017.”

Sandy Hook Truther Arrested For Terrorizing Sandy Hook Parent…


Date: January 05, 2018

01) Sandy Hook Truther Arrested For Terrorizing Sandy Hook Parent


“Published on Dec 8, 2016

Citation:
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/12/07/sandy_hook_truther_arrested_threatened_to_kill_parent_of_murdered_child.html

“In recent days, the dark online conspiracy theory that pizzerias across the country are enabling Hillary Clinton–related satanic pedophilia has led to a number of incidents of real-life harassment and the arrest of a man who fired a rifle inside Washington, D.C.’s Comet Ping Pong restaurant. These bizarre “Pizzagate” rumors have been circulated not just by anonymous online weirdos (and, mysteriously, by automated “bot” accounts based in countries such as the Czech Republic) but by Donald Trump’s prospective national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn.

That a Trump administration figure would promote such bizarre allegations is not surprising, though; Trump himself has praised and been interviewed by Infowars proprietor Alex Jones, who believes that the Dec. 14, 2012, Sandy Hook massacre was staged by actors. In Florida, meanwhile, the Department of Justice has just announced the arrest of a Tampa, Florida–area woman who—believing, like Jones, that the deaths at Sandy Hook were faked—threatened to kill one of the bereaved parents of a Sandy Hook victim.”

Old news…and totally insane…

This is the same team, that has been threatening myself and this blog.

The are not even sane.

…A lot more of them need to be sent to prison, for twenty years.

Alabama Town Revolts After Cops Set Up Asset Forefeiture Scam…


Date: January 05, 2018

01) Alabama Town Revolts After Cops Set Up Asset Forefeiture Scam


“The town hired officers and worked with a judge to maintain the program. Those that were hired were often dressed in camouflage that was tucked into dark assault boots. One alleged victim was Trey Crozier, who lost $1,750 to the Castleberry Police Department.

The 550-person town was so furious about the program Mayor J.B. Jackson, who came up with the idea to stop and confiscate vehicles, was booted from office. A municipal court judge and prosecutor were also ousted. Police chief Tracy Hawsey was forced to resign in February.

Lead attorney Richard Nix thinks more than 100 people were probably impacted by the city’s program. All of the belongings and alleged drugs that were seized by police haven’t been located in the investigation. The totality of cash taken estimates $5,500. He claimed that the chief didn’t follow minimal procedural requirements to perform an asset forfeiture.

Citation:
https://www.rawstory.com/2017/12/alabama-town-revolts-after-mayor-judge-prosecutor-and-cops-set-up-scam-to-rip-off-citizens/

Activists Try To Save Net Neutrality But Corporate Dems Drag Their Feet…


Date: January 05, 2018

01) Activists Try To Save Net Neutrality But Corporate Dems Drag Their Feet


“Citation:
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/net-neutrality-fight-for-the-future_us_5a4d0428e4b0b0e5a7aa4496

Trump is unfit to be in office?…

…Hell…most U.S. politicians are unfit to be in office.

In that regard…he fits right in.

Why Jonathan Haidt Sees a Big Shift in University Politics for 2018…


Date: January 05, 2018

01) Why Jonathan Haidt Sees a Big Shift in University Politics for 2018


” Jonathan David Haidt (born October 19, 1963) is an American social psychologist and Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business. His academic specialization is the psychology of morality and the moral emotions. Haidt is the author of two books: The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom (2006) and The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion (2012).

He is also founder of the Heterodox Academy to support viewpoint diversity in academia:
https://heterodoxacademy.org/

In this talk at the Manhattan Institute, he talks about why he sees a big shift in university politics for 2018. Full clip, quoted under fair use:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe6-QSnQTdg



Applause

Discover your Patronus…


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Date: January 05, 2018

01) Discover your Patronus

You have to have an account with Pottermore, in order to engage in these types of “surveys”…But, I enjoy this sort of stuff…So, I went ahead and opened up an account.

I promise not to make a habit of this…but, I wanted to do this one in particular…Open up your own account, if you like. Normally, I will stick with the surveys immediately open to everyone, without additional requirements.

Hmm….

…There is no skill involved here…

…A Fox Terrier…Interesting…I guess…

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