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  • Mountains of trash rise after 4/20 pot party in S.F.

    04/23/2014 5:36:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 4/22/2014 | Evan Sernoffsky
    After the masses departed and the smoke cleared, workers descended Monday on Golden Gate Park to bag up and truck away all that was left behind by those who celebrated the pot holiday of 4/20 - an annual event that again tested the patience of some residents and city leaders. While thousands enjoyed Sunday's informal smoke-out, police arrested 11 people around Sharon Meadow, and paramedics tended to four others. Traffic in the area was jammed all day. And officials estimated the cleanup cost would exceed last year's tab.
  • CA Gov.: The Nation Needs to be Competitive and Alert, Not Stoned

    03/04/2014 7:27:02 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 3/3/2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Democrat Governor Jerry Brown opposed marijuana legalization during an interview on Meet the Press Sunday. By advertising and codifying the drug, Brown feared its acceptance and use could lead to a less alert and less competitive population. The problem with anything, a certain amount is okay. But there is a tendency to go to extremes. And all of a sudden, if there's advertising and legitimacy, how many people can get stoned and still have a great state or a great nation? The world's pretty dangerous, very competitive. I think we need to stay alert, if not 24 hours a day,...
  • Hoffman's NYC funeral attracts Hollywood stars

    02/09/2014 8:49:03 AM PST · by rktman · 65 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 2/7/2014 | KAREN MATTHEWS
    Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Ethan Hawke, Brian Dennehey, Amy Adams and Ellen Burstyn were among the stars who paid their respects Friday at a private funeral for Philip Seymour Hoffman that combined sadness and humor to honor an actor widely considered among the best of his generation.
  • Obama’s High School Pot Dealer Murdered Over ‘Flatulence’

    01/30/2014 8:26:16 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 1/29/2014 | Bryan Preston
    File this under “headlines I never thought I’d write.” The Daily Mail reports that at last the truth about Barack Obama’s high school pot dealer can be revealed. President Obama’s high school pot dealer who he thanked in his yearbook for the ‘good times’ was beaten to death by his lover after a series of fights over flatulence and drugs, MailOnline can reveal today.
  • Quotes of the day ("weed" control)

    01/28/2014 8:14:10 AM PST · by rktman · 1 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 1/27/2014 | Allahpundit
    “In some ways I think the best thing that could have happened to the anti-legalization movement was legalization, because I think it shows people the ugly side,” said Kevin A. Sabet, a former drug policy adviser to President Obama and the executive director and co-founder, with Mr. Kennedy, of Smart Approaches to Marijuana. The group, founded last year, supports removing criminal penalties for using marijuana, but opposes full legalization, and is working with local organizations around the nation to challenge legalization.
  • Banks Say No to Marijuana Money, Legal or Not

    01/12/2014 6:53:57 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 1/11/2014 | SERGE F. KOVALESKI
    “Carrying such large amounts of cash is a terrible risk that freaks me out a bit because there is the fear in my mind that the next car pulling up beside me could be the crew that hijacks us,” he said. “So, we have to play this never-ending shell game of different cars, different routes, different dates and different times.”
  • Day 1 of Legal Pot Marred by Deaths at Alleged Washington 'Growing Center'

    12/07/2012 4:01:14 PM PST · by drewh · 84 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3 hours ago | By Sarah Parnass |
    The first day of legal marijuana use in Washington State was marred by an attempted robbery ending with two deaths at an alleged pot-growing facility just south of Seattle. The possession of pot became legal in the state Thursday after voters passed a measure decriminalizing it in November. Day two kicked off with more celebrations under the Space Needle tower, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported, but the Pierce County Sheriff's Department investigated an attempted robbery in Puyallup at an alleged growing center foiled by a homeowner who shot two alleged burglars in front of his 9-year-old son. Officers say they arrived...
  • USADA has 1,000-page report on Lance Armstrong’s ‘sophisticated’ doping program

    10/10/2012 3:54:47 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 68 replies
    Sun Times ^ | October 10, 2012 | Eddie Pells AP
    Lance Armstrong challenged the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to name names and say what it had on him. On Wednesday, it did. The anti-doping body revealed a group of 11 former Armstrong teammates — some loyal, some estranged — who each provided evidence of drug use on the U.S. Postal Service team. USADA Chief Executive Travis Tygart called it “the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen.” USADA will deliver its reasoned decision against Armstrong later Wednesday, a summary of the facts it used to hand him a lifetime suspension and erase his titles. The organization...
  • GOP Rules Committee Rapidly Moving to Shut Out Grassroots at 2:00 p.m. Today (It's not over)

    08/28/2012 7:31:55 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 532 replies
    RedState ^ | Tuesday August 28, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    At 2:00 p.m. today in Tampa, the Republican National Committee, led by Team Romney, is moving to shut down conservative grassroots activists. I’ve been on the phone with several individuals involved in the fight who tell me that the fight is not over, it is only just starting.Specifically, the media is reporting that the rules fight is over because Team Romney is abandoning Ben Ginsberg’s effort to allow candidates to control delegates. Under an initial proposal, delegates would, in effect, be chosen by the presumed nominee’s campaign and not based on votes in the states and delegate selection processes in...
  • S.F. sheriff likely to face misdemeanor charge - Domestic violence charge likely ..

    01/11/2012 1:29:35 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 1/11/12 | Phillip Matier , Andrew Ross
    It's looking likely that San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón will file misdemeanor domestic violence charges against newly sworn-in Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi. Prosecutors are "convinced this is very real," said a source with firsthand knowledge of the investigation. The case stems from a New Year's Eve incident in which Mirkarimi allegedly grabbed his wife - former Venezuelan telenovela star Eliana Lopez - with enough force to leave a bruise. Lopez has said publicly that she has no complaint against her husband and that the incident had been taken "out of context." Mirkarimi's attorney, Robert Waggener, said Tuesday that the sheriff...
  • Bill Maher Calls for People to 'Put Drugs in Halloween Candy'

    For decades, parents have worried about dangerous substances being put into what their children receive while Trick or Treating. On Friday evening, HBO's Bill Maher actually called for people to "put drugs in the Halloween candy"
  • BoCoMo Bay owner arrested after searches

    08/30/2011 9:54:09 PM PDT · by Immerito · 10 replies
    Columbia Tribune ^ | August 29, 2011 | Brennan David
    Law enforcement officers arrested the owner of BoCoMo Bay yesterday after firearms and a large amount of synthetic marijuana were found at his south Columbia home, they said. Approximately 100 firearms along with a large amount of substances believed to be synthetic marijuana were discovered at the home of Kevin E. Bay, 47, at 400 E. Old Plank Road, according to a Boone County Sheriff’s Department news release. Bay operates BoCoMo Bay at 1122 Wilkes Blvd. ***** Bay was arrested on the outstanding warrant from Stoddard County that charges him with six counts of delivery or imitation of a synthetic...
  • Why Michelle Obama Should Stay Out of Restaurants

    09/16/2010 1:38:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Stir ^ | September 15, 2010 | Julie Ryan Evans
    Earlier this week, First Lady Michelle Obama addressed the National Restaurant Association with stern advice about the fare they should serve up -- less butter and cream, fewer fries. “I’m not asking any of you to make drastic changes to every single one of your recipes or to totally change the way you do business,” she said. “But what I am asking is that you consider reformulating your menu in pragmatic and incremental ways to create healthier versions of the foods that we all love." She also gave them advice on advertising. “It’s not enough just to limit ads for...
  • Oregon gun ruling a victory for medical marijuana users

    06/18/2010 5:47:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 47 replies · 508+ views
    oregonlive.com ^ | 17 June, 2010 | Aimee Green, The Oregonian Aimee Green
    Oregon's 32,929 medical marijuana users can't be denied concealed handgun licenses, despite the efforts of at least two sheriffs who want to keep concealed weapons out of those hands. The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled this week that Washington County Sheriff Rob Gordon and Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters were mistaken in their interpretation of the federal Gun Control Act. The act states that "an unlawful user ... of any controlled substance" can't own a gun, and the sheriffs contended the federal act trumps Oregon's medical marijuana law. Though federal law prohibits marijuana, Oregon's 12-year-old law legalizes pot possession for...
  • Ron Paul Throws Israel Under the Bus

    06/03/2010 5:49:37 AM PDT · by wtc911 · 114 replies · 1,800+ views
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    Ron Paul just threw Israel under the bus on Imus.
  • More guests for the Freedom Watch Tea Party Summit: Rand Paul, Jim DeMint, others

    06/08/2010 9:12:38 AM PDT · by speciallybland · 6 replies · 35+ views
    Fox News ^ | 06/07/2010
    Joining Judge Napolitano for his Freedom Watch television debut will be a few more stellar guests. Earlier it was announced that Ron Paul and Sarah Palin would be joining the show. Now weÂ’ve received word that the following guests are also scheduled to appear: â– Dr. Rand Paul â– Senator Jim DeMint â– Rep. Michelle Bachman â– Dick Armey Tune in this Saturday at 10am Eastern to Fox Business Channel for the debut.
  • Ron Paul, whose side are you on?

    06/11/2010 2:50:02 PM PDT · by 1pitech · 22 replies · 588+ views
    Renew America ^ | 06-10-10 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    Everybody takes sides. When the chips are down on important issues, everybody can eventually be found on a side of their choosing. Those that claim to be neutral on the important issues of life are either ignorant of the reality of where they truly stand or are attempting to deceive someone.
  • Sarah Palin Vs Ron Paul Debate (full 45 mins stream)

    06/12/2010 1:03:10 PM PDT · by 4rcane · 131 replies · 5,461+ views
    been waiting for this for a long time
  • Pot smoking man 'put baby in oven'

    03/17/2010 5:34:37 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 42 replies · 1,339+ views
    Nine News ^ | March 18, 2010 | Ninemsn staff
    A US father has been charged with putting his five-week-old baby in the oven for several hours while under the influence of marijuana. Larry Long, 33, allegedly put the child in the oven after claiming to have hallucinated while smoking marijuana "laced with something", TV station Lex18 reported. The Kentucky man had been drinking whiskey with the baby's mother before putting the infant in the oven after she had gone to bed. Thankfully he had not turned the oven on. The mother was awakened by the baby's crying at around 5:30am on Monday and took the child out of the...
  • How George W. Bush Redefined American Freedom

    12/24/2009 5:02:20 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 450 replies · 5,976+ views
    Campaign for Liberty ^ | 2009-12-24 | James Bovard
    George W. Bush is gone from Washington but his legacy, like an abandoned toxic waste dump, lingers on. Like President Franklin Roosevelt before him, President Bush helped redefine American freedom. And like Roosevelt's, Bush's changes were perversions of the clear vision the Founding Fathers bequeathed to us. What did freedom mean in the era of George Bush? In Iraq in September 2004, the U.S. military constructed Camp Liberty, a tent compound to house Iraqi detainees next to the Abu Ghraib prison. (The torture scandal and photos had been revealed in late April.) Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller declared that Camp Liberty...
  • Whether You Like it or Not - California Will Legalize Pot Next Year

    09/27/2009 2:36:52 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 545 replies · 6,392+ views
    cbs47 ^ | 9-27-09 | cakid1
    Whether You Like it or Not - California Will Legalize Pot Next Year (That seems to be the idea behind a new article out today) According to a well known, and outspoken leader from the left it’s a good bet that the state will legalize Pot next year. Part of the reason? The state needs...
  • MoveOn.org Claims It Is “Winning” Healthcare Fight

    09/01/2009 1:54:51 PM PDT · by vadum · 18 replies · 588+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | September 1, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    Sometimes leaders lie to their followers to improve morale. People will lie to a mortally wounded person and tell the person everything will be alright. MoveOn.org, incredibly enough, is telling its supporters it is "winning" the fight to force government-run healthcare down the throats of Americans. It also keeps pushing its push poll that falsely reports that Americans support the socialist public option. Here is the group's latest email --filled with the usual lies and distortions about what the public wants-- to supporters: Dear MoveOn member,After a few weeks of health care craziness, there's good news: we're winning on the...
  • Hiking Newlyweds Who Took LSD Rescued After Wife Has Bad Reaction

    08/19/2009 10:53:47 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 174 replies · 5,394+ views
    Fox News ^ | 08/19/09
  • Make Marijuana Legal

    05/12/2009 8:51:35 PM PDT · by kryan50 · 122 replies · 3,548+ views
    CBS News ^ | May 12, 2009 | Ethan Nadelmann
  • Plant Prejudice vs. the Constitution

    08/13/2008 6:30:00 PM PDT · by microgood · 90 replies · 159+ views
    PatriotPost.US ^ | Aug 13, 2008 | Jacob Sullum
    When Owen Beck was 17, doctors amputated his right leg to stop the spread of bone cancer. His parents, desperate to find a drug that would relieve their son's excruciating phantom limb pain, brought him to Charlie Lynch's medical marijuana dispensary in Morro Bay, Calif., carrying a recommendation from a Stanford University oncologist. The marijuana not only eased the pain but also alleviated the nausea caused by chemotherapy. Called to testify as a character witness in Lynch's federal marijuana trial, Beck did not get far. When he mentioned his cancer, U.S. District Judge George Wu cut him off and sent...
  • Kos Moonbats-SCHIP family being Freeped!(We're "Swiftboating Them! ROTFLMAO!)

    10/08/2007 1:49:08 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 199 replies · 8,687+ views
    TCRLAF | 10-08-07 | ME!
    DEFINITION: Swiftboating; Speaking TRUTH in the face of Democrat Propoganda The Idiots at Kos have a huge thread running on the exposure of the "SCHIP" family by Free Republic members, that Rush mentioned today, and it's utterly HILARIOUS! They are freaking out that we would DARE to question thier "Facts"... "UPDATE #2 Whiskeyfire has a very informative blog on this too (hat tip nyseer courtesy of Atrios) As the day goes on, bigger and bigger smear merchants are picking this up (including The Weekly Standard). All are (of course) listing Free Republic as the mother source. This limits any culpability...
  • Zogby poll: 42% of Democrats think Bush either caused 9/11 or let it happen

    09/06/2007 9:54:52 PM PDT · by dervish · 50 replies · 1,335+ views
    Hot Air.com ^ | Allahpundit
    I guess we should be grateful it’s not a clear majority, eh? You can thank the turds at 9/11 Truth for commissioning the poll; SLC spotted it earlier and has since been digesting the numbers. Spend some time with the data, paying special attention to question 402 starting on page 5 of the PDF. The results run on for several pages as Zogby breaks it down by age, region, religious belief, even gun ownership. The data for party affiliation comes on page 8. Here’s the most interesting bit, though, which I’ve taken the liberty of screencapping and highlighting. Click for...
  • NYT: Ron Paul for President... of the 'Wackos'? [Birchers, Israel-Haters, etc.]

    07/20/2007 4:27:18 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 615 replies · 8,302+ views
    Editor and Publisher.com ^ | 07/20/07 | E&P Staff
    NEW YORK A feature piece in this coming Sunday's New York Times Magazine on Republican candidate for president, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, portrays his followers as including a wild mix of "wackos" on both ends of the political spectrum. Paul, a libertarian, has been gaining media and public attention of late. The cover line reads: "A Genuine Radical for President." The headline inside: "The Antiwar, Anti-Abortion, Anti-Drug-Enforcement-Administration, Anti-medicare Candidacy of Dr. Ron Paul." The article closes with the author, Christopher Caldwell, attending a Ron Paul Meetup in Pasadena. The co-host, Connie Ruffley of United Republicans of California, admits she...
  • Gore glad his son is safe, being treated

    07/08/2007 7:39:18 AM PDT · by indcons · 34 replies · 682+ views
    LA Times ^ | July 6, 2007 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
    Former vice president says his youngest child's arrest in O.C. after pot and pills allegedly are found in his car is 'a private matter.' Former Vice President Al Gore said Thursday that he was glad his son was safe and getting treatment a day after the 24-year-old was arrested in Orange County on suspicion of illegally possessing marijuana and prescription drugs. "We love him very much," Gore told NBC's "Today" show, adding, "We are going to leave it as a private matter." Gore, who appeared on NBC to publicize this weekend's Live Earth concerts, also briefly discussed politics. He called...
  • Double standard persists on marijuana

    06/04/2007 11:35:52 AM PDT · by cryptical · 214 replies · 2,489+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | June 04, 2007 | LYDIA MARTIN AND FRED TASKER
    At a recent backyard barbecue in Miami's Upper Eastside, a group of middle-age, middle-class folks tamely sipped berry cocktails and beers. Among them: a couple of lawyers, a couple of city administrators and an arts administrator. Somewhere between the skirt steak and the apple pie, somebody lit a joint and passed it around. Nobody blinked. Even in mainstream, white-collar settings, smoking marijuana can be commonplace and unremarkable, like having a little wine with dinner. Once a stamp of the arty, the marginal and the counterculture, today marijuana's popularity cuts across social boundaries. Yet several high-profile marijuana arrests have recently made...
  • Official: Mexican Drug Runner Shot by Border Agents Smuggled More Drugs Into U.S.

    02/28/2007 2:32:35 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 136 replies · 4,285+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 28, 2007 | Liza Porteus
    The Mexican drug runner whose testimony sent two Border Patrol agents to prison for shooting him in the buttocks brought drugs into the United States more than once, thereby diminishing his credibility as a witness in the investigation, according to a California congressman. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., presented new evidence in a Capitol Hill press conference Wednesday that revealed what he says was U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton's deliberate attempt to mislead the public about Osbaldo Aldrete-Davila's involvement in the transport of a second load of drugs in October 2005.[snip].... ....[snip]But the Drug Enforcement Agency found that Aldrete-Davila brought in another...
  • N.D. Issues Nation's First Hemp Permits

    02/06/2007 4:38:18 PM PST · by WestVirginiaRebel · 9 replies · 439+ views
    Charter News ^ | 02-06-07 | WestVirginiaRebel
    BISMARK, N.D. (AP)-North Dakota issued the nation's first licenses to grow industrial hemp Tuesday to two farmers who still must meed federal requirements before they can plant the crop.The farmers must get approval from the Drug Enforcement Administration, which treats hemp much the way it does marijuana and has not allowed commercial hemp production but has said it would consider applications to grow it.
  • Bush's 'callous disregard'(Border Patrol Agents)

    01/22/2007 10:23:56 AM PST · by kellynla · 354 replies · 4,989+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Dimitri Vassilaros
    Congressman Dana Rohrabacher makes the Dixie Chicks sound like bosom buddies of President George W. Bush. Politics being politics, it's easy to dismiss the antipathy liberals have for Mr. Bush. But Bush has lost the support -- and even the respect -- of Mr. Rohrabacher. The California Republican is serving his ninth term and has a lifetime score of 95 from the American Conservative Union. He also has had it with a commander in chief who prefers surrender to being the defender of America's defenseless border with Mexico. Rohrabacher said the minute two unjustly convicted men who had been Border...
  • Marijuana Delivery Services Flourish In NYC

    11/06/2006 12:27:40 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 90 replies · 2,069+ views
    WFRV.COM ^ | 06 NOVEMBER 2006 | AP
    (AP) NEW YORK -- In a city where you can get just about anything delivered to your door -- groceries, dry cleaning, Chinese food -- pot smokers are increasingly ordering takeout marijuana from drug rings that operate with remarkable corporate-style attention to customer satisfaction. An untold number of otherwise law-abiding professionals in New York are having their pot delivered to their homes instead of visiting drug dens or hanging out on street corners. Among the legions of home delivery customers is Chris, a 37-year-old salesman in Manhattan. He dials a pager number and gets a return call from a cheery...
  • Pro-pot crowd shouts down Owens

    10/27/2006 4:37:01 PM PDT · by AdamSelene235 · 232 replies · 2,352+ views
    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS ^ | October 27, 2006 | David Montero
    They weren’t mellow or takin’ it easy when Gov. Bill Owens talked on the Capitol steps Friday morning in opposition to a statewide ballot measure seeking to legalize marijuana possession. About 50 people of all ages shouted him down as he and Attorney General John Suthers cited statistics declaring pot dangerous. "Ladies and gentlemen, this is a sad day for Colorado," Owens said. And then he had to repeat what he said over the chant, "What do we want? Safer drugs. When do we want them? Now." Suthers couldn’t even be heard much of the time he spoke. For about...
  • Potheads, puritans and pragmatists: Two marijuana initiatives put drug warriors on the defensive

    10/23/2006 5:03:34 PM PDT · by JTN · 554 replies · 3,984+ views
    Townhall ^ | October 18, 2006 | Jacob Sullum
    Nevada is known for gambling, 24-hour liquor sales and legal prostitution. Yet the main group opposing Question 7, an initiative on the state's ballot next month that would allow the sale and possession of up to an ounce of marijuana by adults 21 or older, is called the Committee to Keep Nevada Respectable. In Colorado, opponents of Amendment 44, which would eliminate penalties for adults possessing an ounce or less of marijuana, are equally certain of their own rectitude. "Those who want to legalize drugs weaken our collective struggle against this scourge," declares the Colorado Drug Investigators Association. "Like a...
  • What is Smoking Pot Really Like?

    09/27/2006 10:02:41 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 161 replies · 17,638+ views
    As someone who was a staunch non-smoker for most of my life, and tried pot for the first time as a fully mature adult (and who took notes on the experience), I have a pretty unique perspective on the matter. Everyone else I met at the Cannabis Cup had either been smoking pot for many years, often decades, or had started as a teenager (or both). Either way, everyone else had been smoking pot for a pretty long time. Actually, I found it surprisingly easy to learn to smoke pot, although in retrospect, it makes sense. As a life-long asthma...
  • Drug cartels adopt beheading as message

    09/27/2006 6:51:10 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 7 replies · 1,660+ views
    MEXICO CITY - To send a chilling message to their underworld rivals, Mexican drug cartels are adopting a method of intimidation made notorious by Middle Eastern terrorist groups. At least 26 people have been decapitated in Mexico this year, with heads stuck on fences, dumped in trash piles and -- most recently -- tossed onto a nightclub dance floor. Although beheading goes back centuries as a form of execution, it has become the latest tactical escalation of an ongoing turf war that gets nastier all the time, with hit men looking for new ways to instill fear. "Before, they tortured...
  • Cheeky Like A Fox

    09/26/2006 10:46:48 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 5 replies · 693+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 26 Sept 2006 | Staff
    The Border: It takes a lot of nerve for a chief of state to criticize another nation's crime rate. It takes even more nerve to ship one's own criminals there and then complain about the crime rate. Two weeks ago, when U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Tony Garza warned tactfully about an explosion of crime on the Mexican border and urged U.S. citizens to be cautious there, he was only doing his job. But it didn't take long for Mexican President Vicente Fox and Foreign Minister Ernesto Derbez to jump all over the U.S., piously claiming that crime at the border...
  • This Bud's Pho You...DEA busts vast drug operation in Northwest

    09/19/2006 2:52:37 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 5 replies · 1,046+ views
    Northwest Cable news ^ | September 19th, 2006 | KING5.com Staff
    SEATTLE - Federal drug enforcement agents have arrested 46 people and seized 1,500 pounds of "BC Bud" marijuana, 23 kilograms of cocaine, and 1,100 tablets of ecstacy (MDMA) in the bust of a major drug operation in the Pacific Northwest. The two-year investigation involved the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and numerous state and local law enforcement agencies. The initial investigation, dubbed "Operation Frogger," ended in November of 2005 with the dismantling of the organization that smuggled marijuana from Canada and distributed the drug throughout the western United States. In turn, the group allegedly purchased cocaine and distributed it throughout the...
  • San Diego leading backlash against Calif. medical marijuana law

    09/16/2006 1:26:50 PM PDT · by SmithL · 181 replies · 1,635+ views
    AP ^ | 9/16/6 | ALLISON HOFFMAN
    SAN DIEGO - This seaside city was a bystander as liberal strongholds like San Francisco and Santa Cruz created identification cards for sick patients who use marijuana and wrote regulations to permit storefront pot dispensaries. Now, 10 years after Californians voted to decriminalize marijuana for medical purposes, conservative San Diego County is leading a backlash against the groundbreaking law. The county is challenging California's medical marijuana law in state court, saying it should not be required to comply with a state law directing counties to issue ID cards to users. At the same time, local police, working with federal agents,...
  • In Mexican border city, police find five bodies along highway

    09/08/2006 5:01:06 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies · 522+ views
    MEXICO CITY The bodies of five men who had been shot in the head were found Friday in the violent border city of Nuevo Laredo, across the Rio Grande from Laredo, Texas, police said. A sixth man who survived the attack was listed in serious condition at a local hospital under police guard, State Police Director Leonel Lozano said in a news release. Police, who received an anonymous tip, found the bodies early Friday along the highway leading from Nuevo Laredo to Monterrey, the news release said. All the victims, between the ages of 18 and 25, had been shot...
  • Greens set out to monitor Burning Man fair (Think it may contribute to "Global Warming")

    09/02/2006 6:02:00 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 40 replies · 15,585+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 9/2/06 | Catherine Elsworth
    A counter-culture arts festival which champions alternative living is being vetted by environmentalists for its contribution to global warming. Burning Man bans the sale of anything but ice and coffee and declares clothing optional. The festival, which is expected to draw nearly 40,000 people to the Nevada desert this week, is described as an "experiment in temporary community dedicated to radical self-expression and radical self-reliance". It has few rules, no structure and features performances, installation art and music, which culminate in the symbolic burning of a large wooden man. A group of San Francisco scientists, calling themselves Cooling Man, have...
  • 5 Nuevo Laredo officers killed in 4 days (Flashback)

    09/02/2006 8:55:01 AM PDT · by Bangupjob · 13 replies · 542+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 20, 2005 | Staff
    NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico — Two police officers were gunned down today while on their way to work, bringing to five the number of authorities that have been slain in this violent border city in four days. Ricardo Uvalle Escobedo and Jose de Jesus Morin Salinas were killed by unidentified assailants in separate incidents while en route from their homes to the Nuevo Laredo police station, said investigator Oscar Sepulveda.
  • Mexico promises corrupt-cop roundup

    08/30/2006 2:20:10 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 26 replies · 968+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 30 August 2006 | Staff
    MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's attorney general said the arrest a group of corrupt cops along the border with California is imminent. Daniel Cabeza de Vaca told a Mexico City news conference today the cops protected a Tijuana cartel, the Arellano Felix gang, which smuggled tons of pot, cocaine and meth into the United States. Two were already arrested Saturday and charged with taking bribes to protect the gang. The attorney general said they worked at the Rosarito police department just over the border from San Diego border. The two are accused of decapitating three of their fellow officers. The news...
  • American Hispanics Rally Behind Border Patrol Officers Facing Prison...

    08/27/2006 10:05:12 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 32 replies · 1,336+ views
    Hispanic PR Wire ^ | August 24, 2006 | Press Release
    American Hispanics Rally Behind Border Patrol Officers Facing Prison for Protecting their Communities Washington, D.C.--(HISPANIC PR WIRE)--August 24, 2006--Rampant lawlessness along the U.S.-Mexico border is of great concern to all Americans, but for the people who live in communities along the border, it is a daily threat to their safety and security. For these largely American Hispanic communities, the Border Patrol amounts to an overstressed and outmanned line of protection for communities under siege. In fact, these communities are so overwhelmed by illegal immigrants and the crime that comes with them, that Arizona and New Mexico have been forced to...
  • Mexico Matures

    08/19/2006 12:13:22 PM PDT · by Bangupjob · 12 replies · 910+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 18 August 2006 | Staff
    War On Drugs: While not the end of the tale, the crushing of the Javier Arellano Felix drug cartel is a victory that should be played up. By itself, the arrest is satisfying. Better still, it shows the U.S. can work with Mexico. That wasn't the case when Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, an agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, was murdered by drug traffickers in Guadalajara in 1985. Back then, Mexican authorities threw roadblocks at apprehending drug lord Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo, who was a leading member of the group that kidnapped, tortured and killed the agent. Mexican police told...
  • Apparent Mexican Winner Attacks Border Wall

    07/08/2006 4:54:15 PM PDT · by Bangupjob · 78 replies · 2,195+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 8 July 2006 | Manuel Roig-Franzia
    MEXICO CITY, July 7 -- Less than 24 hours after being named president-elect in a disputed official count, Felipe Calderón took a firm stance against building a wall along the United States-Mexico border to stem illegal immigration. Echoing his campaign theme, Calderón said the best solution to the immigration crisis was creating jobs in Mexico, "not walls or troops," a reference to President Bush's decision to send National Guard troops to support the U.S. Border Patrol. Calderón's remarks, delivered during his first post-election briefing for the international news media, angered a leading Capitol Hill proponent of increased border security. Rep....
  • Marijuana Fight Envelops Fisherman's Wharf (San Fran)

    07/03/2006 10:38:13 AM PDT · by A CA Guy · 153 replies · 1,770+ views
    The New York Times from Drudge ^ | July 3, 2006 | JESSE McKINLEY
    SAN FRANCISCO, July 3 — The newest attraction planned for Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco's most popular tourist destination, has no sign, no advertisements and not even a scrap of sourdough. Yet everyone seems to think that the new business, the Green Cross, will be a hit, drawing customers from all over the region to sample its aromatic wares. For some, that is exactly the problem. "The city is saturated with pot clubs," said T. Wade Randlett, the president of SF SOS, a quality-of-life group that opposes the planned club. "Fisherman's Wharf is a tourism attraction, and this is not the...
  • Marijuana Does Not Raise Lung Cancer Risk / Mary Jane Trumps Joe Camel

    05/24/2006 10:40:07 AM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 50 replies · 2,664+ views
    Mary Jane Trumps Joe Camel By Mary BeckmanScienceNOW Daily News23 May 2006 It seems logical that inhaling enough smoke will give you lung cancer. But a new study of Los Angeles residents suggests that smoking marijuana--even more than 22,000 joints in a lifetime--doesn't increase cancer risk. The results surprise many researchers, who point out marijuana has other ill health effects. Decades of research have shown that cigarette smoking dramatically increases the risk of certain cancers. But controversy surrounds the risk of smoking weed. A 1999 study of blood donors suggested a link between marijuana and head and neck cancer,...