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  • Feds Slap 70% Tax on Legal Marijuana Businesses

    02/18/2016 4:36:53 PM PST · by Mariner · 80 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 18th, 2016 | Thor Benson
    Legal marijuana sales in Colorado and Washington State have grossed billions, but legal dealers will see little of that thanks to a draconian federal law meant to punish street pushers. In one of the first years of legal sales, 2015, Colorado moved nearly $1 billion worth of marijuana and is estimated to take in $135 million in taxes on it. Meanwhile, Washington is expected to pull in around $1 billion in revenue from sales taxes between 2015 and 2019. Despite technically being illegal on the federal level, these businesses must file taxes to the Internal Revenue Service—and they may pay...
  • The Mob Is Coming For You

    10/02/2015 12:44:54 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    Hoover Institution ^ | 30 September 2015 | Victor David Hanson
    The constitution of the Roman Republic was designed as a corrective to democracy. Specifically, it was hoping to protect against the excesses of Athenian-style direct democracy. About twice a month in Athens, citizens voted into law almost anything they wished. About six to seven thousand citizens would squeeze into a hillside amphitheater known as the Pnyx and were swayed by demagogues (“people leaders”) into voting for or against whatever the cause de jour was. Our term “democracy” comes from the Greek dêmos-kratos, which means “people-power.” In furor at a rebellion, for example, Athenians once voted to kill all of the...
  • Reid and the BLM's Revenge

    11/05/2014 5:36:27 PM PST · by Oatka · 9 replies
    Carol Bundy | Oct. 25, 2014 | oatka
    Another BLM Land Grab
  • BREAKING: Feds Threaten the Entire State of Oklahoma

    06/11/2014 1:34:19 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 56 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | June 11 2014 | Conservative Tribune
    When Oklahoma asserted its Tenth Amendment rights by signing legislation making it the third state to ditch Common Core education standards, it was only a matter of time before the federal government pushed back. Common Core standards are an attempt by the Obama administration to push further into the education system and eventually create a nationalized curriculum designed to transform children into wards of the state. Many states have recognized the danger these standards pose both to freedom and the quality of the education their children receive and have began creating legislation that allows them to come up with their...
  • FDA Bans Wood from Cheese-Making; Industry Decries 'Devastating Development'

    06/11/2014 6:07:56 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 96 replies ^ | June 10, 2014 | Barbara Boland
    The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Friday that it will not allow cheese makers use wooden boards to age their cheese - a ruling that would effectively wipe out artisanal cheeses.The FDA's ruling came to light after several cheese makers in New York were cited - despite state laws that allow the use of wood boards."Reports showed that the porous structure of wood made it susceptible to the colonization of bacteria on the surface and inside the wood," Monica Metz, the branch chief for the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition's Dairy and Egg Branch, wrote...
  • Feds: Cartel money launderer charged in cocaine conspiracy

    05/24/2014 2:29:52 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 15 replies ^ | 05/21/2014 | Sam Wood
    An alleged associate of a Mexican drug cartel has been charged in a conspiracy that distributed more than 100 kilograms of cocaine in the Philadelphia region, federal prosecutors said today. Prosecutors say it was Jorge Bautista-Banda’s job to launder the illegal drug proceeds, depositing the money in $8,000 increments at Center City banks. By depositing amounts less than $10,000, prosecutors said Bautista could avoid having to file currency transaction reports.
  • "Cliven Bundy's Thugs: 'We Had a "Bead On The" Feds With Intent to Kill Them.'"

    05/18/2014 12:00:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 5/17/14 | Dutchman 6
    Preparing the propaganda pretext of the next battlespace, from the Daily Collectivist: "Cliven Bundy's American-hating Separatist thugs admit, on Facebook, that they aimed weapons at Federal agents with the intent to kill. In their online Facebook conversation, Bundy's Separatists admit three Oath Keepers positioned themselves high on a hill and put a 'bead on' the Federal agents below with the intent to kill those Federal agents.
  • Judge Jeanine Savages Shinseki: VA Deaths Are Criminally Negligent HOMICIDE

    05/17/2014 7:11:43 PM PDT · by absentee · 28 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 5/17/14 | Caleb Howe
    "War heroes don't leave men to die."On Saturday night, Judge Jeanine held nothing back in tearing the Obama administration and Shinseki to shreds over the unspeakable failure on the part of our government to care for American veterans seeking, and waiting for, VA medical care. [VIDEO] "You call veterans facing certain death, refused medical care by VA personnel who then create false records so that they can pocket a bonus an 'adverse incident'? It's not an adverse incident, General. It's a homicide. A criminally negligent homicide." Jeanine calls the administration's cover-up an "organized criminal enterprise". She also destroys Democrats for...
  • Measure Would Ban Enforcement Of Woodstove Emission Regulations

    05/16/2014 11:42:29 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/14/2014 | Jack Spencer
    Legislation aimed at preventing enforcement of potential federal limits on woodstove emissions has been introduced in the Michigan legislature. Senate Bill 910, which was introduced on April 24 by Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, would prohibit the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality from imposing new state regulations limiting emissions from woodstoves and heaters, or enforcing federal regulations that do so. In January, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed rule changes that would dramatically tighten emissions requirements on new wood-powered heaters. Sen. Casperson "We believe environmental groups are really the ones behind those who have told the EPA they have concerns about wood...
  • New Mexico county defies U.S. government over cattle grazing

    05/13/2014 9:36:43 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/13/14 | (Reporting by Joseph Kolb and Dan Whitcomb; Writing by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Cynthia Johnston and
    A rural New Mexico county has voted to defy the federal government and give a rancher's cattle access to a watering hole fenced off by the Forest Service in the latest dispute over federal control of public land in the U.S. West. Commissioners in Otero County voted 2-0 on Monday night to authorize Sheriff Benny House to open a gate allowing nearly 200 head of cattle into the 23-acre area despite Forest Service restrictions. A third commissioner was out of town for the vote. "We are reacting to the infringement of the U.S. Forest Service on the water rights of...
  • Feds seek prison for rural Washington pot growers

    05/11/2014 7:33:02 PM PDT · by mgist · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/10/14 | Johnson
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The green-cross storefronts of medical marijuana dispensaries are common in much of Washington, and the state is plowing ahead with licensing people to grow and sell recreational pot to adults. But a federal trial scheduled to begin in the coming weeks for five people in Spokane suggests not all is OK with weed in the state. Larry Harvey, a 70-year-old medical marijuana patient with no criminal history, three of his relatives and a family friend each face mandatory minimum sentences of at least 10 years in prison after they were caught growing about 70 pot plants...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Memos show EPA officials tried to kill mine project before scientific review

    05/01/2014 6:53:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2014 | Phillip Swarts
    Agency officials coached tribes on how to oppose Alaska’s Pebble Mine. Obama has repeatedly urged that science guide environmental decisions, regulators inside the Environmental Protection Agency secretly worked with tribal and environmental activists to preempt a full review of an Alaskan mine and veto the project before the owners’ permits could be considered, internal memos show. Charged with being neutral arbiters, EPA officials instead began advocating for a preemptive veto of the Pebble Mine project in western Alaska as early as 2008, long before any scientific studies were conducted or the permit applications for the project were even filed, ......
  • Internal Memos Reveal EPA Worked Behind The Scenes To Kill Alaska Mine Project

    05/01/2014 5:51:42 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-1-2014 | Fox News
    <p>WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency came under fire Thursday after new emails surfaced that allegedly show government officials worked in secret with tribal leaders and other environmental groups to preemptively oppose the controversial Pebble Mine project in Alaska before a review was even conducted.</p>
  • 'Militia' groups fear infiltration by feds at Bundy Ranch

    04/23/2014 10:59:33 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 42 replies
    KLAS-TV Las Vegas ^ | 04/22/2014 | Lauren Rozyla
    Former Bundy guard Frank Lindysthe says it is all very troubling. "They are now calling for militia. They're not in dug in positions, they are sitting on top of ridges. They don't have night vision capability," he said. Lindysthe left the ranch in the middle of the night after at least two men tried joining the guard. He said the men made him uncomfortable. "The people that are up there, they have a certain look about them. These are military. My belief is federal agents," he said. Lindysthe feels the alleged federal agents are there to gather information on militia...
  • MacDonald Family and the US Army at White Sands

    04/21/2014 9:40:09 AM PDT · by Portcall24 · 6 replies
    This story of the MacDonald family fight against taking their ranch has similarities to Bundy
  • EXCLUSIVE - U.S. to let spy agencies scour Americans' finances

    03/13/2013 6:30:59 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/13/13 | Emily Flitter and Stella Dawson and Mark Hosenball
    (Reuters) - The Obama administration is drawing up plans to give all U.S. spy agencies full access to a massive database that contains financial data on American citizens and others who bank in the country, according to a Treasury Department document seen by Reuters. The proposed plan represents a major step by U.S. intelligence agencies to spot and track down terrorist networks and crime syndicates by bringing together financial databanks, criminal records and military intelligence. The plan, which legal experts say is permissible under U.S. law, is nonetheless likely to trigger intense criticism from privacy advocates. Financial institutions that operate...
  • RYO tobacco tax increase?

    07/01/2012 7:52:36 AM PDT · by djf · 20 replies
    There was a brief blurb on the morning news about an increase to the tax on pipe tobacco, which many people are using for roll your own cigarettes. Does anyone have more info? I thought I heard them say it goes into effect tomorrow. I can't find info if it is a change to state law or federal law. Anybody know more about this?
  • Why Obama Strikes Out In Court (Zero Seeks Radical Expansion of Federal Power)

    06/06/2012 10:29:03 AM PDT · by mojito · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | 6/6/2012 | Ilya Shapiro
    As the world awaits the Supreme Court's ruling on ObamaCare, there's a larger story that the pundits are missing: the court's rejection of the Obama administration's increasingly extreme claims on behalf of unlimited federal power. This term alone, the high court has ruled unanimously against the government on religious liberty, criminal procedure and property rights. When the administration can't get even a single one of the liberal justices to agree with it in these unrelated areas of the law, that's a sign there's something wrong with its constitutional vision.
  • Why Are the Feds Trying to Kill Tombstone?

    05/18/2012 4:37:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies ^ | May 18, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    In Arizona, it's no surprise that water can be hard to come by, but why is the federal government is cutting off the water supply to the famous Old West town of Tombstone?   Nearly a year ago, Tombstone's water supply lines were heavily damaged in a flood after a heavy rain due to a massive wildfire leaving loose soil in the area. (Read this article to find out why we can thank the Forest Service for catastrophic wildfires) Since the damage, Tombstone residents have been fighting to repair the water lines, but because they run through a wilderness area,...

    04/29/2012 6:23:34 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 40 replies
    Breitbart-Big Government ^ | 4-28-2012 | Robert Bluey
    April 28,2012 DOJ ASKED TO INVESTIGATE HOW OBAMA CAMPAIGN CO-CHAIR OBTAINED STOLEN IRS TAX RETURN Robert Bluey The National Organization for Marriage is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate and prosecute the individuals responsible for leaking the organization’s confidential U.S. tax return and then illegally publishing it. The stolen tax return was first published by the Human Rights Campaign and subsequently the Huffington Post. HRC is led by Joe Solmonese, who also serves as a co-chairman of President Obama's reelection committee. In an April 25 letter to Kathryn Keneally, assistant attorney general for DOJ’s tax division, NOM President...
  • 14 U.S. Governors: Prepare State Militia Defenses, to Be Ready Against Obama’s Rogue Federal Forces!

    03/24/2012 12:14:58 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 67 replies · 7+ views
    The Blade Report ^ | 3/23/2012 | Editor, The Blade Report
    Obama fearing a revolution against him by the states, has moved swiftly by nationalizing nearly all National Guard Forces in multiple states; Georgia, Alabama, Kansas, Minnesota, Tennessee, Virginia, Louisiana, South Carolina – to name a few. The Governors of the Great States of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia still have under their Command-and-Control the State Defense Forces to go against U.S. Federal forces should the need arise. Also important to note: There are NO U.S. laws prohibiting National Guard troops from also joining their State’s Defense Forces. This dilemma occurred during the Civil War with many...
  • DOJ not only cabinet department deflecting Issa inquiry(gunwalker)

    03/05/2012 3:36:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 4 March, 2012 | David Codrea
    Add the Department of Energy to the list of Obama administration offices publicly bemoaning compliance requirements arising from House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform investigation requests. In response to a criticism by Chairman Darrell Issa that providing paper copies instead of electronic documents wastes taxpayer money, an administration source dismissed his concerns. “In reality, the VAST majority of the cost of complying isn't the printing, but rather the enormous amount of attorney time that it takes to collect, review and prepare the responses,” a Friday report in The Hill quotes an administration source replying. “The Department’s response has required...
  • Gangster Government, and Sakharov's Immunity (Operation #EFAD)

    02/29/2012 12:11:32 PM PST · by Travis McGee · 66 replies · 1+ views
    author ^ | February 29, 2012 | Matthew Bracken
    Gangster Government, and Sakharov's Immunity Matthew Bracken, February 29, 2012 * * 1 * * For over a year now, the Department of Justice has been stone-walling the House committees investigating Operation Fast And Furious, wherein thousands of semi-automatic rifles ("assault rifles" in the liberal vernacular) were deliberately allowed to "walk" into Mexico, straight into the hands of drug cartel killers. One of those weapons was used to murder Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry a dozen miles inside of U.S. territory. The actual killer is believed to be an FBI "informant." In other words, a cartel assassin in his own...
  • Defund the IPCC Now ( US has been secretly hiding their funding of the IPCC)

    01/05/2012 11:02:59 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | January 5, 2012 | Willis Eschenbach
    Guest Post by Willis EschenbachWell, I woke up to some bad news this morning. It turns out that the GAO, the US General Accounting Office, says US has been secretly hiding their funding of the IPCC for the last decade.They were already told not to do that by the GAO. In the 2005 GAO report with the swingeing title of “Federal Reports on Climate Change Funding Should Be Clearer and More Complete”, the GAO said … well, basically what the title said. But noooo, those sneaky bureaucrats didn’t do that at all.The latest 2011 GAO Report says the US government...
  • Senators Give Supplements a Lifeline

    01/04/2012 3:19:18 PM PST · by djf · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Will it be enough to rein in FDA’s outrageous power grab? ANH-USA, together with a number of supplement trade organizations, went to Capitol Hill to plead our case about the FDA’s profoundly flawed NDI (new supplement) draft guidance in the offices of two powerful senators and longtime friends of natural health, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT). Our visit was preceded by all the letters you have been sending to Congress, which have immeasurably increased the visibility of this issue. As you know, if this draft guidance stands, it would allow FDA to arbitrarily deny the sale...
  • Just Say No To Concentration

    12/28/2011 1:40:25 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Advice Goddess Blog ^ | December 28, 2011 | Amy Alkon
    Yesterday, my entire afternoon got eaten by my panic over shortages of Adderall, the drug that changed my writing life from daily torture that I slogged through because I'm a hard worker to sometimes-hard work I love. Instead of writing, I wasted my time on the phone to a bunch of local pharmacies, and emailing my very good-natured doctor multiple times ("Can you prescribe in Mexico?"), and searching for Canadian pharmacies -- maybe one in Windsor where maybe I could get Gregg to pick me up 10 or 20 or maybe even 30 all the spare time he has....
  • How far Barack Obama and Eric Holder have subverted American freedoms

    12/27/2011 8:29:10 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 29 replies ^ | DECEMBER 27TH, 2011 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    We know that Eric Holder is a liar and a criminal facilitator based on what we have learned about his conduct in the Fast and Furious crimes. We are now finding out Holder has been a Democrat “cleaner” and cover up artist for as far back as the Oklahoma City bombing and maybe Waco and Ruby Ridge as well. Holder is a despicable excuse for a human being and that is why Obama appointed him. We should have recognized this lowlife’s traits when he not only refused to prosecute “his people” the armed Black Panthers who intimidated Whites attempting to...
  • Obama to return Corzine cash

    12/23/2011 4:06:04 PM PST · by ColdOne · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/23/11 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    President Barack Obama and the DNC plan to return $71,600 donated by disgraced former MF Global head Jon Corzine and his wife, a source confirmed to POLITICO. The money was split between the DNC Victory Fund and the reelection effort. But Corzine was not just a donor but also a bundler, including from other MF Global employees. The source said the other donations from employees will be looked at case by case and, if the facts warrant it, returned. The news came late on the Friday before Christmas, generall
  • Sipsey Street Exclusive: Oh my, a Fed forensic audit of Sipsey Street, whatever shall I do?

    12/16/2011 8:46:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 15 December, 2011 | Mike Vanderboegh
    So, the latest whispers are that the DOJ was shocked that an email their San Diego US Attorney wrote one afternoon ended up moving at the speed of shit through a goose to the Issa Committee and, here, featured in the pages of Sipsey Street the next morning. Pursuant to this outrage, I am told that I will be the focus of a forensic email audit to find out who tipped me off. Although, I must add, whether or not they have obtained a court order to do this remains unclear at this hour. But then the wiretaps mentioned in...
  • APNewsBreak: Feds say Arpaio violated civil rights

    12/15/2011 11:37:14 AM PST · by DiogenesLamp · 37 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | December 15, 2011 | JACQUES BILLEAUD
    PHOENIX (AP) — The federal government issued a scathing report Thursday that outlines how Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office has committed a wide range of civil rights violations against Latinos, including a pattern of racial profiling and discrimination and carrying out heavy-handed immigration patrols based on racially charged citizen complaints.
  • The Department of Homeland Brown-Shirts? Is Big Brother Actually Watching You?

    12/11/2011 7:19:55 PM PST · by ElIguana · 20 replies
    America's Conservative News ^ | 12/11/2011 | America's Conservative News
    When Senator Rand Paul recently stated from the well of the Senate that those who store more than a 7-day supply of food in their homes may be considered a terrorist threat by our own government and subject to detention at Gitmo, a few eyebrows went up. On the surface, the statement appeared to be a hat-tip to what liberals derisively call the "lunatic fringe." However, what was formerly the stuff of conspiracy theories is now moving into the mainstream, bolstered by the frightening and undeniable fact that government agencies on the federal, state and local level are, in fact,...
  • It Can and Is Happening Here

    12/08/2011 3:14:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    The Dollar Vigilante ^ | 7 December, 2011 | NA
    Less than two months ago I was the guest on a radio program out of Fairbanks Alaska called Patriot's Lament (click here to view the video). Two of the hosts were David Giessel and Joshua Bennett. David and I had become good friends ever since we met at the recent Casey summit. Being a young anarcho-capitalist, we had him on Anarchast (click here to view). Living in Alaska, they had been very curious about my libertarian hideaway in southern Mexico (AcaCondos) and David had made plans to visit this December. That was, until, the FBI with 30 strong wearing body...
  • White House denies reportsObama knew of ‘Fast andFurious’in 2010

    12/04/2011 10:07:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/4/11 | Matthew Boyle
    A White House spokesman pointed Friday to an account published by the left-wing advocacy group Media Matters for America in its denial of three online claims that President Barack Obama was briefed about the failed “Operation Fast and Furious” gun-walking program in 2010. According to recently released White House visitor logs, then-Deputy Attorney General Gary Grindler was admitted to the White House four times in 2010 between May 7 and May 19. The Los Angeles Times has reported that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives program was at its peak during May 2010.
  • US agents laundered drug money: report

    12/04/2011 10:47:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Anti-narcotics agents working for the US government have laundered or smuggled millions of dollars in drug proceeds to see how the system works and use the information against Mexican drug cartels, The New York Times reported Sunday. Citing unnamed current and former federal law enforcement officials, the newspaper said the agents, primarily with the Drug Enforcement Administration, have handled shipments of hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal cash across borders. Some 45,000 people have been killed in Mexico since 2006, when its government launched a major military crackdown against the powerful drug cartels that have terrorized border communities as...
  • D.E.A. Launders Mexican Profits of Drug Cartels

    12/03/2011 7:52:18 PM PST · by neverdem · 46 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 3, 2011 | GINGER THOMPSON
    WASHINGTON — Undercover American narcotics agents have laundered or smuggled millions of dollars in drug proceeds as part of Washington’s expanding role in Mexico’s fight against drug cartels, according to current and former federal law enforcement officials. The agents, primarily with the Drug Enforcement Administration, have handled shipments of hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal cash across borders, those officials said, to identify how criminal organizations move their money, where they keep their assets and, most important, who their leaders are. They said agents had deposited the drug proceeds in accounts designated by traffickers, or in shell accounts set...
  • ATF Death Watch 124: DEA “Cashwalker” Program Revealed

    12/04/2011 7:21:47 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 64 replies
    Truth About Guns ^ | December 4 2011 | Richard Farago
    “Undercover American narcotics agents have laundered or smuggled millions of dollars in drug proceeds as part of Washington’s expanding role in Mexico’s fight against drug cartels, according to current and former federal law enforcement officials,” the New York Times reports. Does that sound familiar? It’s the exact same explanation the ATF used to justify Operation Fast and Furious, wherein federal agents working for the ATF “allowed” some 2000 firearms to walk from U.S. gun stores to the Sinaloan drug cartel. Just like the DEA’s money laundering ops, ATF’s so-called “botched sting” operation was designed to “catch the big fish.” Damningly, in ten...