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  • On Southern Border, Mexico Faces Crisis of Its Own

    07/26/2014 7:08:33 PM PDT · by blueplum · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 19, 2014 | RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD
    TENOSIQUE, Mexico — For years, Mexico’s most closely watched border was its northern one, which generations of Mexican migrants have crossed seeking employment and refuge in the United States. But the sudden surge of child migrants from Central America, many of them traveling alone, has cast scrutiny south, to the 600-mile border separating Mexico and Guatemala. :snip: Last year, Mexico deported 89,000 Central Americans, including 9,000 children, the bulk of the returnees coming from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, officials have said. In the fiscal year that ended last September, the United States sent back 106,420 from those countries. So...
  • Actress Rae Dawn Chong Slams Oprah Using Racist Imagery

    07/19/2013 4:18:00 PM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | 19 Jul 2013, 2:00 PM PDT | by Breitbart News
    Actress Rae Dawn Chong unleashed an angry, quasi-positive rant against Oprah Winfrey during a radio interview this week, one that attacked Winfrey's weight and used language The New York Post chose not to publish. Chong worked with Winfrey on The Color Purple, and she returned to those days during the interview with Matty P's Radio Happy Hour. The two worked well together for a spell, the actress said, but once Chong landed a role in the action film Commando things change. That’s when she was a total biotch,” she emphasized. "I starred in ‘Commando.’ And she just wasn’t having me....
  • College student locked away, forgotten in DEA holding cell for four days, no food, water or toilet

    05/03/2012 5:06:17 AM PDT · by Shane · 136 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 5/3/2012 | Jeff McDonald
    SAN DIEGO — A California engineering student says he was left alone in a federal holding cell for four days with no food or water, apparently forgotten by the federal drug agents who detained him. Daniel Chong, a senior at the University of California at San Diego, said he was swept up in a Drug Enforcement Administration raid near campus and was taken to a detention facility. After questioning, he was told he would be released. Then the DEA left him locked inside a 5-by-10-foot windowless cell. He screamed. He kicked madly at the door. He cried like a baby....
  • Rush Limbaugh apes ‘CHING CHONG’ Hu Jintao

    01/20/2011 9:22:02 AM PST · by rface · 84 replies
    First Post ^ | JANUARY 20, 2011 Share | Jonathan Harwood
    Limbaugh has made a career out of offending as many people as he possibly can – but 1.35 billion people in one day could be a record............ American right-wing shock jock Rush Limbaugh is in trouble again – this time for outraging the Chinese community by mocking the speech of Hu Jintao on his talk radio show. The presenter was complaining about how Fox News had not provided an on-screen translation when the Chinese president was speaking during TV coverage of his visit to Washington. He then launched into a 16-second long impression of Hu, which consisted almost entirely of...
  • Federal charges against Lisbon man dropped (Picture of accused is priceless)

    12/01/2007 1:02:17 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 32 replies · 396+ views
    WWTI-TV ^ | 12/1/2007 | staff
    A Federal judge has dropped charges against a Lisbon man after his lawyer successfully argued that the marijuana authorities seized on his Keystone Road property was actually wild hemp. 52-year-old Patrick Green was arrested in August and accused of having nearly 900 marijuana plants and pot being prepared for sale in his barn on Keystone Road. Authorities said they were tipped off to Green’s activities by parents of youths who may have been involved in the drug activities. Green’s lawyer Melissa Tuohey argued that the plants were hemp and not marijuana, and were growing in an area known to have...
  • WJC was a genius, GWB is a moron (according to Tommy Chong)

    06/28/2007 1:23:47 PM PDT · by tongue-tied · 67 replies · 2,056+ views
    Fox News (Cavuto) | 28 June 07 | Fox News (Your World w/ Neil Cavuto)
    According to him, "this is what happens when you have a moron running the country." Oh, and "we had a genius running the country a few years ago, and it wasn't an issue".
  • Two Years for One Joint: New Flash Movie Highlights Injustice

    09/01/2006 10:15:43 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 77 replies · 1,388+ views ^ | 9 1 06 | The Drug Policy Alliance
    The Drug Policy Alliance is releasing a powerful flash movie that highlights the plight of 18-year-old Mitchell Lawrence, the teen now spending two years in jail for selling one joint’s worth of marijuana to an undercover cop in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. The two-minute movie introduces people to Mitchell Lawrence and the details of his case. The flash asks and then explains how an 18-year-old (he was 17 when arrested) who has never been in trouble before could be sentenced to two years in jail for selling such a minuscule amount of marijuana. The movie states: "It takes two things: A...
  • Tommy Chong addresses NORML conference

    04/25/2006 7:54:25 PM PDT · by Number57 · 20 replies · 637+ views
    The Times Standard ^ | 4/22/2006 | Chris Durant
    The Times-Standard SAN FRANCISCO -- Actor and comedian Tommy Chong entertained more than 500 National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws conference-goers Friday. ”If more people were stoned there would be less violence in the world,” Chong said. Chong was introduced by NORML Executive Director Allen St. Pierre. ”It was Tom Chong the man that was wrongly sentenced to nine months in jail when everyone else paid a fine,” St. Pierre said. “I'm so proud and happy that Tommy is joining us today.” Chong took the stage to a standing ovation. ”I would like to thank what's his name,”...
  • High on 'Marijuana-Logues'

    04/01/2006 12:50:29 PM PST · by MRMEAN · 2 replies · 451+ views
    The Star Ledger ^ | Friday, March 31, 2006 | BY CLAUDIA PERRY
    STAGETommy Chong is one busy stoner. At least that's what the comedic counter-culture icon, who is fresh off probation, likes to say. Chong, who was in Jacksonville last week with the play, "The Marijuana-Logues," pointed out that you can't be stoned all the time and actually accomplish anything. Chong, 57, will bring the play to New Jersey for three performances starting at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood. He then takes the show, which is similar to the "Vagina Monologues," to the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank at 7 p.m. April 9. The last...
  • Dave's not here man!

    09/16/2005 8:17:41 AM PDT · by Capn TrVth · 12 replies · 720+ views
    Cheech & Chong blowin' smoke in each other's face Cheech and Chong - can't they get along? Apparently not. Tommy Chong recently labeled his former comedy partner, Richard (Cheech) Marin, a "sellout" and a "professional Mexican."

    08/01/2005 3:49:08 PM PDT · by doctorhugo · 17 replies · 6,647+ views
    All of us have much stuff pass through our inboxes. As we have a common interest in making our opinions known we are active bloggers. When I get a 'forward' I read it closely unless its some inane drivel and then I simply 'delete' it immediately. This is a long read and it's a letter attributed to the individual named in the thread title. As I read it I was struck by how many assertions were being made that, from MY point of view, were incorrect and I forwarded on MY altered version (which included my comments). For this reason...
  • When it's pot versus pet, there's a bad trip in store

    07/06/2005 9:24:45 AM PDT · by RichInOC · 22 replies · 1,317+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 6, 2005 | Andrew Strickler, Special to The Times
    When Tank, a 3-year-old male pit bull mix, arrived with his owner at a veterinary office in Humboldt County, his jaws packed with white powder, it was clear that something was seriously wrong. Earlier, Tank had mysteriously consumed an entire box of baking soda — odd behavior, even for an animal with famously indiscriminate eating habits. But more disturbing was Tank's demeanor. He sat trembling, his front legs stuck out at an awkward angle, his dilated eyes fixed on a distant point. A check of the heart revealed a coma-like 32 beats per minute, far below normal. Joseph Humble, the...
  • ZOT! Freerepublic Is The Most Cowardly, Unfree Site In The Universe!

    10/29/2004 6:28:28 AM PDT · by georgerichard · 146 replies · 2,806+ views
    I myself, Freepers! | georgerichard
    This is not a vanity post, it is the plain truth. As 'flagthefly' I posted a link to a BBC article about an investigation by the most respected medical magazine in the world, which had some unpleasant things to say about the real number of dead in Iraq. My thread got pulled after 2 replies. This has changed my opinion on this site by 180 degrees for now. Why is it not possible to post a link to news about an independent scientific investigation? If this counts as 'freedom', then I'd like to be jailed forever, that would be a...
  • People in the News (Cheech & Chong)

    02/13/2005 11:35:17 AM PST · by kennedy · 182 replies · 3,737+ views ^ | February 13, 2005 | Associated Press
    ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Cheech and Chong may have joked about marijuana in their movies, but the comedians say they didn't touch the stuff when the cameras were rolling. "We tried one time and we wasted so much film," said Tommy Chong, recalling a scene in "Up in Smoke." "We were in the car waiting for the cue, you know. And the camera's rolling and we're sitting there, you know, and neither one of us heard the cue." Chong and former partner Cheech Marin appeared together for the first time in 20 years at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. Chong...
  • Rush And Chong

    10/18/2003 6:48:58 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 92 replies · 252+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | Oct. 17, 2003 | Emiliano Antunez
    Rush and Chong Within a month's time, drug war supporter and conservatives’ conservative Rush Limabugh fesses up (only after being outed by a tabloid) about his addiction to prescription pain killers and 70s pothead icon Tommy Chong (the other half of Cheech and Chong) is sentenced to nine months in prison, not for possession of the evil weed, not for distribution of the enticing white powder, but for selling “paraphernalia.” America has definitely reached the boiling point of hypocrisy in its useless drug war. Rush Limbaugh in his brief public admission to his addiction attempted to veil it with an...
  • Free Tommy Chong: He's taking one big hit

    10/10/2003 7:09:12 AM PDT · by rface · 24 replies · 258+ views
    excerpted LA Times article ^ | October 10, 2003 | Hilary E. MacGregor
    This is another pot story, starring Tommy Chong. So it should be funny. Only this time, it's not. Not to U.S. Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft, who announced dozens of indictments under "Operation Pipe Dreams" in February. Not to U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania Mary Beth Buchanan, who heads Ashcroft's advisory committee and turned up in court in Pittsburgh to personally accept Chong's guilty plea. Not to Asst. U.S. Dist. Atty. Mary Houghton, who prosecuted the case. And definitely not to Tommy Chong, who will be spending the next nine months in federal prison. On Wednesday, Chong turned...
  • Tommy Chong Sentenced to 9 Months for Selling Bongs

    09/11/2003 9:50:17 AM PDT · by monkeyshine · 131 replies · 872+ views
    AP vis Yahoo ^ | Thu, Sep 11, 2003 | DAN NEPHIN
    Comedian Chong Sentenced on Drug Charges By DAN NEPHIN, Associated Press Writer PITTSBURGH - Tommy Chong (news), who played one half of the dope-smoking duo in the Cheech and Chong movies, was sentenced to nine months in federal prison and fined $20,000 Thursday for selling bongs and other drug paraphernalia over the Internet. The 65-year-old was allowed to remain free until federal prison officials tell him in a few weeks where he must report to prison. Chong also forfeited about $100,000 for his arrest on federal drug paraphernalia charges. He'll spend a year on probation after he's released from prison....
  • Tobacco is legal and pot demonized: go figure

    02/05/2003 12:11:42 PM PST · by MrLeRoy · 451 replies · 1,257+ views
    Winnipeg Sun (Canada) ^ | February 5, 2003 | Lyn Cockburn
    Our mayor, our premier, the opposition, restaurant and casino owners, the non-smokers and the smokers-rights types, they're all locked in a battle to the death over who gets to smoke -- cigarettes that is -- and who doesn't. Glen Murray to date won't let himself be pinned down on a citywide ban, ditto Doer on a provincewide ban. Restaurants that have bars attached continue to allow smoking while bar owners have nightmares at the thought that someday soon their establishments might have to go cold turkey. Meanwhile, booze is legal, cigarette smoking is legal and marijuana is not. There's something...