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Colorado Celebrates Legalization Anniversary: Massive Drop in Arrests and Millions in Tax Revenue

More than three years have passed since Colorado residents voted to legalize marijuana, which immediately allowed adults to possess and cultivate limited amounts of marijuana. This past New Year’s Day marked the two year anniversary[3] of adults being able to legally buy marijuana in Colorado.  The policy is still in its formative stage, but the first year after marijuana sales [4] started in Colorado …

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Children Caught In Sweep as Feds Begin Mass Deportations

The New Year was just hours old when the administration of President Barack Obama began rounding up and deporting at least 121 people, some reportedly as young as four years old, presumably back to the drug wars and violence they are fleeing in predominantly Central American countries. The coordinated raids over the weekend focused mostly in Georgia, Texas, and North …

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Pentagon Deliberately Thwarting Efforts to Close Guantanamo

Reuters exposes ‘pattern’ of obstructionism that has prevented or delayed the transfer of cleared detainees President Obama’s repeated pledges to close the Guantánamo Bay detention center have been routinely and deliberately undermined by his own Department of Defense, according to a damning new investigation published on Monday. Citing numerous administration officials, Reuters exposed a “pattern” of bureaucratic obstacles imposed by the U.S. Pentagon which …

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John Feffer – Obama: The Fairy-Tale President?

In fairy tales, the hero makes a wish. After a few trials the wish comes true, and everyone lives happily ever after. But only in this Disney version of fairy tales is wish fulfillment so straightforward. In Goethe’s modern fairy tale, a scholar dreams of knowledge and power. A stranger grants his wish, but the ambitious Faust must pledge his …

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Lilly Martin – San Bernardino Terrorist Attack is Directly Linked to Saudi Arabia

Tashfeen Malik, who killed 14 and injured 17 in USA recently, pledged allegiance to ISIS. The national security interests of America depends on fighting Radical Islam, which is the state sponsored religious ideology of Saudi Arabia. In order to eliminate ISIS, the power base and support must be targeted, and that is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the Saudi …

The Mark Riley Show – 10.14.15

– A night goes Clinton’s way, after months of difficulties. The media consensus is that she won the evening. Where have I heard this before?

– Who won and lost the Democratic debate? The Web has its say. Of course, who else but self appointed experts?

– Two officers shot: Wisconsin store liable for gun sale. This one could set a serious precedent. Imagine if gun stores all over the country had to deal with this.

– Prosecutor release report calling police shooting of 12 year old “objectively reasonable”. Say what? What the deuce does this mean?

– Just 158 families provided nearly half the early money for efforts to capture the White House. So what do you think these good people want for their money. Is it what you and I want? Or something different.

– Tax plans of GOP favor the rich despite populist talk. How do they manage to convince regular people that helping the rich helps them?

– Obama is rethinking pullout in Afghanistan, officials say. The reason given is to continue to fight the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. Why do I have a bad feeling about this?

– The Supreme Court hears a case today that could give corporations even more immunity from the law. What, they don’t have enough already?

– Schneiderman probes drugmaker over $750 a pop pill. You may have heard of this clown, the guy who jacked up the price of a pill from $13.50 to $750. He may live to regret his greed.

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Michael Payne – The Deadly Epidemic of Mass Murders Spreading Across America

This American society is in a state of distress. What is happening within America must stop; we must find the ways to bring an end to this succession of mass murders that are taking place across this country. How can a seemingly advanced society allow these acts of inhumanity to continue unabated? Here are some shocking statistics citing the many …

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Ralph Nader – Monsanto vs. Freedom of Information Act

ext year, the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) will celebrate its 50th anniversary as one of the finest laws our Congress has ever passed. It is a vital investigative tool for exposing government and corporate wrongdoing. The FOIA was championed by Congressman John E. Moss (D-CA), who strove to “guarantee the right of every citizen to know the facts …

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Stephen Lendman – Dangerous Crossroads: Lunatics in Washington Want Direct Military Confrontation with Russia

Russia’s sovereign independence sticks in Washington’s craw, long-term US policy determined to replace it with governance it controls – even at the risk of WW III. Putin’s policies are bashed, notably his forthright efforts to end conflicts in Ukraine and Syria diplomatically – now his real war on terrorism, polar opposite Washington’s phony one, a pretext for ravaging one country …

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DMITRY ORLOV – The World’s Silliest Empire

I couldn’t help but notice that over the past few weeks the Empire has become extremely silly—so silly that I believe it deserves the title of the World’s Silliest Empire. One could claim that it has been silly before, but recent developments seem to signal a quantum leap in its silliness level. The first bit of extreme silliness surfaced when …