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  • Strange sounds in the sky 2018

    04/23/2018 6:32:40 AM PDT · by Ken H · 33 replies
    You Tube ^ | April22, 2018 | II hate google
    Pam Jones streamed this live to facebook from California on 4-16-2018
  • Utah Supremes To Decide Whether Cops Are Violating Forfeiture Ban

    04/18/2018 3:13:20 PM PDT · by Ken H · 20 replies
    Utah Supreme Court to decide whether police can avoid ban on taking money from motorists not charged with any crime by calling in the feds. Voters in Utah banned state officials from seizing property from people who committed no crime almost two decades ago -- or so they thought. Ever since Initiative B passed with 69 percent of the vote, police have evaded its provisions by seizing cash, turning it over to federal authorities, and then taking a cut of the proceeds in a way that is prohibited under state law. The Utah Supreme Court last week held oral arguments...
  • Sen. Rand Paul: Mueller has abused his authority ["it is a witchhunt"]

    04/10/2018 8:01:44 AM PDT · by Ken H · 96 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 10, 2018 | n/a
    Excerpt => PAUL: "He is looking at some kind of personal dealings with the President’s lawyer. And imagine, once they get this, they have all of the information that the President has ever discussed with the attorney and they say, 'Oh, we’re not going to use the stuff that’s attorney/client privilege.' But they’ll read it. And you think once they read it it might give them ideas of other places the look. There's this concept called parallel construction. They don’t actually use the information they read but they now have that information and can use it to go snooping in...
  • Elections Hungary live: Record-breaking turnout as Hungarians vote in droves

    04/08/2018 11:20:16 AM PDT · by Ken H · 43 replies
    Hungarian Free Press ^ | April 08, 2018 | n/a
    Welcome to our on-going coverage of Hungary’s national elections. It’s an election that is already making history due to the recording-breaking numbers of Hungarians heading to the polls. Voting stations across Hungary’s 106 electoral districts close as 7:00 PM Budapest time (1:00 PM EDT) and the first election results should start coming in one hour after that. Here at HFP, we will endeavour to keep our readers updated throughout the day and then publish results as they come in, soon after the polls close. You can read the updates below–just keep refreshing this page in your browser over the course...
  • NUNES WARNING: Demands FBI and DOJ Turn Over Un-Redacted Documents

    04/05/2018 11:02:15 AM PDT · by Ken H · 26 replies ^ | April 04, 2018 | Sara Carter
    The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) demanded Wednesday that the FBI and DOJ comply with the committee’s subpoena to review documents pertaining to the bureau’s Russia investigation. In particular, the committee wants the un-redacted version of the original investigative document, also known as “Electronic Communication” that launched the FBI counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign, according to a letter issued by the Chairman. Chairman Devin Nunes, R-CA, sent the letter to Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray warning them that their lack of compliance with the committee’s original Aug. 24, 2017...
  • Towns Seek Speed Trap Cash From Group That Profits From Tickets

    03/23/2018 9:31:32 PM PDT · by Ken H · 14 replies
    theNewspaper ^ | March 23, 2018 | n/a
    The National Safety Council generates revenue from speeding ticket awareness courses, then gives cities grant funding to issue more tickets. The city council in Akron, Ohio, on Monday adopted an ordinance authorizing the mayor to ask the National Safety Council for $198,389 to pay for a speeding ticket blitz. This "Road to Zero" grant funding would be used to purchase new radar and laser speed guns and to pay police officers 150 percent of their regular salary while issuing those citations. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides $3 million in taxpayer funding for the National Safety Council's grant program....
  • Police Failed to Act as 1,000 Girls Beaten, Pimped, Raped, and Even KILLED (UK grooming)

    03/11/2018 10:44:02 AM PDT · by Ken H · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 11, 2018 | Jack Montgomery
    Full title: Revealed: Police Failed to Act as 1,000 Girls Beaten, Pimped, Raped, and Even KILLED Over 40 Years in Britain’s Worst Grooming Scandal An investigation by the Sunday Mirror has revealed Britain’s worst ever grooming scandal, which saw authorities paralysed for 40 years by fears of “racism” accusations as grooming gangs victimised up to a thousand girls in Telford. The left-leaning newspaper claims its 18-month investigation found “abuse on unprecedented levels”, with three women being killed when abuser Azhar Ali Mehmood burned down their home with them inside and two others dying in connection with the scandal. Social workers...
  • John Batchelor Show => Prof Stephen Cohen on FBI, Russian Dossier

    02/08/2018 5:44:28 PM PST · by Ken H · 10 replies
    Podbay FM | Feb 06, 2018 | Stephen Cohen
    Good recap on the origins of the dossier and the players involved. Last 4 minutes of Part 2 => Asks what did Obama know and when. Thinks entire US intelligence apparatus could be involved in cover-up.
  • Do medical marijuana laws reduce addictions and deaths related to pain killers?

    02/05/2018 3:25:42 PM PST · by Ken H · 46 replies
    Journal of Health Economics Volume 58, March 2018, ^ | David Powell, Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, Mireille Jacobson
    Abstract Recent work finds that medical marijuana laws reduce the daily doses filled for opioid analgesics among Medicare Part-D and Medicaid enrollees, as well as population-wide opioid overdose deaths. We replicate the result for opioid overdose deaths and explore the potential mechanism. The key feature of a medical marijuana law that facilitates a reduction in overdose death rates is a relatively liberal allowance for dispensaries. As states have become more stringent in their regulation of dispensaries, the protective value generally has fallen. These findings suggest that broader access to medical marijuana facilitates substitution of marijuana for powerful and addictive opioids....
  • NHTSA Says Federal Law Requires Ticket Quotas

    01/30/2018 4:14:03 AM PST · by Ken H · 7 replies
    theNewspaper ^ | Jan 30, 2018 | n/a
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rejects effort to eliminate the use of ticket quotas when issuing federal highway grants. Federal regulators are refusing to budge when it comes to requiring local police forces to use ticket quotas. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Thursday finalized the procedures local police departments use to receive their share of $450 million in traffic safety grants paid for by the federal tax on gasoline. In response to complaints from the National Motorists Association (NMA), the agency claimed it was powerless to change the way it allocated the funds. "NHTSA notes that states...
  • Feinstein Confirms Fusion GPS Lawyers Asked For Release Of Testimony Transcript

    01/12/2018 12:06:46 PM PST · by Ken H · 58 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | Kerry Picket
    WASHINGTON — California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein told The Daily Caller that Fusion GPS lawyers asked her to release company co-founder Glenn Simpson’s testimony transcript. She released the testimony Tuesday before consulting with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, which she told TheDC she regrets. Feinstein is the top Democrat on the committee. “We were written to by the lawyers of the company asking that it be released, and the reason, of course, is because it has been used by rumor and innuendo and falsity so much that the time came for people to see exactly what was said,” Feinstein...
  • 7 reasons why Trump’s promise of 4% GDP growth won’t happen in 2017 (From March, 2017)

    12/18/2017 9:51:14 AM PST · by Ken H · 26 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | March 18, 2017 | Jeff Reeves
    I won’t relitigate the specifics offered up by many economists who were skeptical of Trump’s growth claims — among them the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, which said 4% growth “is nearly impossible to achieve over a sustained period.” The fact that politicians make almost naively optimistic commitments on the campaign trail is nothing new. And the fact that Trump lives in a warped reality all his own is pretty much the defining feature of American politics right now.
  • Federal Cash Promoted Rhode Island Ticket Quotas

    12/14/2017 10:35:07 PM PST · by Ken H · 6 replies
    theNewspaper ^ | 12/15/2017 | n/a
    Email evidence shows US Department of Transportation grant program inspired an illegal ticket quota system in Rhode Island. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) last month warned Rhode Island police chiefs against the use of ticket quotas that are illegal under state law. The civil rights group began working on the issue after a WJAR television investigative report found evidence that police were ordered to issue a specified number of tickets in response to a federal grant program known in the state as Operation Blue Riptide. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration sends funds for this program to the Rhode...
  • Happy 101st birthday, Kirk Douglas!

    12/09/2017 5:44:25 PM PST · by Ken H · 84 replies
    Various | Dec 09, 2017 | n/a
    A living legend, born December 09, 1916. My 3 favorite movies of his are Spartacus, In Harm's Way, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Also a real life hero => "He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1941, shortly after the United States entered World War II, where he served as a communications officer in anti-submarine warfare. He was medically discharged for war injuries in 1944." Wikipedia
  • Walker signs bill legalizing hemp farming in Wisconsin

    11/30/2017 10:05:16 PM PST · by Ken H · 35 replies
    NBC15 ^ | Nov 30, 2017 | na
    Republican Gov. Scott Walker has quietly signed a bill that allows Wisconsin farmers to grow industrial hemp. Walker spokesman Tom Evenson said the governor signed the bill Thursday but his office didn't issue any news releases about it. The bill passed the Legislature unanimously. The measure's sponsor, Republican Rep. Jesse Kremer, tweeted Thursday that the bill will make Wisconsin a leader in hemp production. His tweet included the hashtag "AmericasHempland."
  • Two NYPD cops charged with raping an 18-year-old in police custody

    10/31/2017 4:05:18 PM PDT · by Ken H · 112 replies
    Wahington Examiner ^ | Oct 28, 2017 | Gabby Morrongiello |
    Two New York City Police Department cops were indicted on Friday for first-degree rape after being accused of forcing an 18-year-old woman into having sex while she was in their custody. The incident occurred inside a police van following the woman's arrest for possession of marijuana and an anti-anxiety drug at Bath Beach in Brooklyn. According to the young woman, Officers Eddie Martins and Richard Hall drove her to the parking lot of a Chipotle on Sept. 15 where they raped her and forced her to perform oral sex. Both officers, who currently work as narcotics officers and maintain that...
  • Marijuana sales in Colorado up 21 percent as pot shops crack $1 billion threshold earlier than ever

    10/12/2017 2:27:08 PM PDT · by Ken H · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 12, 2017 | Andrew Blake
    Colorado’s legal marijuana dispensaries generated over $1 billion in sales during the first eight months of 2017 — a 21 percent year-over increase putting the Centennial State on path to having its best year yet in terms of retail pot sales. Licensed pot shops in Colorado sold a total of about $1.02 billion worth of marijuana products between January and August 2017, including $733,057,112 in recreational sales and $291,978,141 in medical sales, according to data released Wednesday by the state’s Department of Revenue and analyzed by The Cannabist, the Denver Post’s marijuana news portal.
  • Cop who arrested Utah nurse sexually harassed a female police staffer multiple times

    09/16/2017 1:30:12 PM PDT · by Ken H · 22 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Sept 16, 2017 | Jessica Chia
    The cop who arrested a nurse in Utah after she refused to take a blood sample from an unconscious man had sexually harassed another police department employee, it has been revealed. Salt Lake City Police Detective Jeff Payne, who is being investigated by the FBI for his July 26 arrest of nurse Alex Wubbels, made “unwanted physical contact” with a female employee on multiple occasions, according to the police chief in a May 2013 letter obtained by the Salt Lake Tribune. Payne also sent a “disparaging email” that was “profane in its content” to the woman using official department accounts....
  • Despite Legalization, Adolescent Marijuana Use Hits 15-Year Low

    09/08/2017 6:48:00 AM PDT · by Ken H · 13 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | Sept 07,2017 | Jacob Sullum
    Past-month cannabis consumption by 12-to-17-year-olds is down by more than 20 percent since 2002. Survey data released today indicate that teenagers were less likely to smoke pot last year than at any point since 2002, despite the message supposedly sent by the relaxation of marijuana laws during that period. In the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 6.5 percent of 12-to-17-year-olds reported using marijuana during the previous month, down from 8.2 percent in 2002. That 21-percent decline occurred during a period when 20 states and the District of Columbia legalized marijuana for medical use and eight states...
  • Salt Lake County DA requests FBI assistance in Nurse Alex Wubbels investigation

    09/07/2017 1:18:03 PM PDT · by Ken H · 57 replies
    Fox 13 ^ | Sept 07, 2017 | Mark Green
    SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill has requested the FBI’s assistance in the investigation into the arrest of a Utah nurse who refused to allow a blood draw from an unconscious patient without following proper procedure. In a statement released Thursday, Gill said his office officially requested the FBI investigate: “any and all individuals involved in the chain of conduct arising from the incident at the University of Utah Hospital on July 26, 2017 for any Civil Rights Violations under the color of authority.” Gill said he requested the FBI’s help due to events beyond...