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  • Marijuana users feel MORE pain:...cannabis lowers pain tolerance...users need more painkillers [Tr]

    06/21/2018 5:35:03 PM PDT · by familyop · 140 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 21, 2018 | ALEXANDRA THOMPSON, HEALTH REPORTER
    The drug, which is legal for medical use in the majority of US states, is mainly prescribed to ease pain. But this new research conducted in Colorado - which was the first state to legalize - suggests that short-term pain relief could weaken the body's resilience to pain over time. The researchers, from the Swedish Medical Center, Colorado, analyzed around 260 people who were involved in minor vehicle accidents and admitted to trauma centers. Of these, 54 tested positive for recent marijuana use while 16 claimed they used the drug more or less every day.
  • Canada's Full Legalization of Marijuana

    06/19/2018 7:16:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Wealth Daily ^ | June 12, 2018 | Monica Savaglia
    Canada is one step closer to full marijuana legalization. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said last month, “We are very much focused on the control and legalization of marijuana, because the current system is not working.” This past Thursday marked a day in Canadian history... The Canadian Senate passed legislation that would legalize recreational use of marijuana. The Senate approved the legislation 56 to 30 in a late-night vote. This vote has cleared one of the biggest obstacles for full legalization. Now the country is on the path to permitting national use of marijuana. It’s still unclear when recreational weed...
  • How Free Are You?

    11/12/2017 10:26:32 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/12/17 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Do you still think you are free? What happens if you live off-grid? If you live independent of utilities, water, and sewer, and provide your own energy through solar panels, have your own sewer system, and use rainwater, you may run into problems with your local government. Robin Speroni of Cape Coral, Florida, was sued by local officials that her off-grid home was illegal, citing the International Property Maintenance Code. She was found guilty of not being hooked to the water supply. “Speroni is still being hassled by the municipality of Cape Coral for not having a connection to city...
  • The States Response to Stopping Terror Attacks is…To take Away Your Freedoms

    06/06/2017 2:46:54 PM PDT · by davikkm · 12 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    In the wake of yet another vicious terror attack London and Melbourne just these last few days), the talk from politicians has just gotten much tougher. As the public calls for something to be done to lessen the threat to themselves and their families, the politicians have come up with a new and ingenious way of preventing madmen with cars and knives hurting you…increase web regulation. British Prime Minister began her bold speech with the words “Enough is enough” and went on to say that that there has been “far too much tolerance of extremism”. But her answer is unlikely...
  • Will We Miss Our Freedoms When They’re Gone? Chances are, We’ll Be as Compliant as They Hope

    04/01/2017 5:51:25 AM PDT · by davikkm · 5 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    The slow, drip-drip erosion of our liberties is a purely modern condition. Almost the entire course of history has been the story of power going from small groups to large groups and freedoms increasing; there have been lam-down on freedom and the occasional dictatorial grab, but on a global scale, societies have become more free. But the process is finally reversing, and although the illusion remains, we are actually doing this to ourselves through our language, our attitudes and our compliance. Language When we agree to speak in certain patterns, or begin including “state sponsored interjections” in our speech, we...
  • Islam and the West’s Death by “Freedom”

    09/01/2016 9:31:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/01/16 | Selwyn Duke
    If our current ideals don’t allow us to exclude people who vow, “With your democratic laws, we will colonize you,” then those ideals are only for schlemiels It can be a good thing to be idealistic. But you’d better make sure you have the right ideals. As to this, the modern West is quickly becoming something non-Western — precisely because our ideals are now far less than ideal. It has often been noted that some among us use our freedoms to destroy our freedoms. George Soros, a real-life James Bond villain, comes to mind; other leftist entities such as the...
  • NRA Freedom's Safest Place - You Haven't Met America; Charlie Daniels

    03/22/2016 6:10:58 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 7 replies
    NRA Youtube ^ | March 22, 2016 | NRA
    Video only!
  • Obama Administration to Impose New MPG Rules on Large Trucks

    06/19/2015 3:25:03 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 38 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 6/19/2015 | Matthew Rocco
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled its proposal for new fuel-economy standards that apply to big rigs and other heavy-duty trucks, marking another step in the Obama administration’s push for stricter climate regulations. Based on a draft released Friday, the federal rules will require that tractors use 24% less fuel compared to projected 2018 levels. Heavy-duty pickup trucks and vans must achieve a 16% reduction. The pending rules impact large diesel-powered vehicles like 18-wheelers, buses, garbage trucks and heavy-duty pickups. These commercial vehicles account for roughly 7% of all vehicles on U.S. roads but 25% of fuel consumption. Friday’s draft...
  • Elon Musk: In the future, human-driven cars may be illegal

    03/18/2015 12:40:24 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 74 replies
    mashable.com ^ | March 17, 2015 | Karissa Bell
    SAN JOSE, Calif. — The days of humans driving their own cars are numbered, according to Elon Musk. The reason, he said, is advances in sensor and software technology will eventually make cars' onboard computers safer and better drivers than humans wielding "two-ton death machines." The Tesla CEO shared his thoughts on the future of self-driving vehicles during the keynote presentation at NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, where he appeared onstage with NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. "In the distant future," he said, "They may outlaw driven cars because they're too dangerous."
  • Iran’s Oppressed Christians

    01/16/2015 11:41:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 3/14/15 | LIANA AGHAJANIAN
    I met Mori in the basement of a Lutheran church in Berlin’s Zehlendorf district. A 28-year-old refugee who once ran a small business in Iran, he converted to Christianity five years ago and spoke to me on condition that I use only his first name in order to protect his identity. In 2011, delayed on the way to a secret Bible study session, he narrowly escaped when Revolutionary Guards raided his underground Evangelical church. He watched as his friends disappeared into Iran’s prison system; Mori suspects they’ve been killed. “When you’re Christian in Iran, you can’t speak. You have to...
  • Moroccan-born mayor of Rotterdam tells fellow Muslims who do not appreciate the ´freedoms´ of

    01/13/2015 5:20:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/13/15 | Sara Malm
    The Moroccan-born mayor of Rotterdam has said Muslim immigrants who do not appreciate the way of life in Western civilisations can ´f*** off´. Ahmed Aboutaleb, who arrived in the Netherlands aged 15, spoke out in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris last week. Appearing on live television just hours after the shootings, Mayor Aboutaleb said Muslims who ´do not like freedom can pack your bags and leave´. Labour politician Ahmed Aboutaleb, a former journalist who was appointed mayor of the Dutch city in 2008, is known for his straightforward stance on integration. The 53-year-old won the praise
  • Poll: Majority Of Americans Feel Rights And Freedoms Threatened By Govt

    02/02/2013 6:19:33 AM PST · by Mozilla · 14 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 31 Jan 2013 | By Todd Beamon
    For the first time, a majority of Americans feel that the government threatens their individual rights and freedoms, according to a survey released on Thursday. Fifty-three percent of the 1,502 adults surveyed Jan. 9-13 by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press responded that they believe that the federal government threatens their personal rights and freedoms. The Pew survey found that 43 percent disagreed. 76 percent of conservative Republicans said they feel threatened by Washington, compared with 62 percent three years ago, Pew found. Now!
  • Rapper Big Boi On Obama: Warns “I’m Not Pro-Govt…Our Freedoms Are Getting Taken Away”

    12/07/2012 9:55:24 PM PST · by Mozilla · 15 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | December 6, 2012 | Andrea Ryan
    As rare as it is, it’s so refreshing to hear common sense come out of the entertainment industry. During an interview to discuss the release of his new album, rapper Big Boi made the following response when asked about the president: “I’m not pro-government at all, I’m pro-people. Our freedoms are getting taken away every day with things that people aren’t aware of, like the [National Defense Authorization Act]. I don’t care who the president is–it ain’t just all about who’s black or who’s white or who’s Republican or Democrat, it’s about who is for the betterment of people, period....
  • Quit trashing Obama...

    08/21/2012 9:35:14 AM PDT · by dvan · 10 replies
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    He has done more than any other pRresident before him and has an impressive list of "firsts" as his "accomplishments": First pRresident of the Oval Office to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner. First pRresident of the Oval Office to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in. First pRresident of the Oval Office to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States . First pRresident of the Oval Office to violate the War Powers Act. First pRresident of the Oval Office to be...
  • Saudi Arabia gives women the vote... but not until 2015

    09/25/2011 6:57:49 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8:25 PM on 25th September 2011 | By Mail Foreign Service
    Women are to be allowed to vote in Saudi Arabia. K ing Abdullah bin Abdulaziz announced the change yesterday and also said women would be allowed to run in elections. However, the new law will not come into force until 2015. In a speech, the king said the move was in accordance with sharia law.
  • LIRR Widow McCarthy A Vile Enemy of 2nd Amendment

    07/31/2011 11:16:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies
    Human Events ^ | 07/26/2011 | Raquel Okyay
    “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” Thomas Jefferson Well said, Mr. Jefferson! We do not have to store, fire, own, or even like guns to understand that the Second Amendment’s requirement is a need, no American can do without. If there came a point in time, when our elected officials became so arrogant to cease abiding by the Constitution “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed” is in place so that we can protect ourselves, our country and our families...
  • Rage Against the TSA Machine

    06/29/2011 6:34:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2011 | Jonah Goldberg
    The backdrop for my favorite science-fiction novels, Frank Herbert's "Dune" series, is something called the Butlerian Jihad. Some 10,000 years before the main events of the story take place, humanity rebelled against "thinking machines" -- intelligent computers -- controlling people's lives. The revolution was sparked because a computer decided to kill, without the consent of any human authority, the baby of a woman named Jehanne Butler. I bring this up because I'm wondering why we can't have a Weberian Jihad. Its namesake would be Jean Weber, a woman whose 105-pound, 95-year-old Florida mother was forced by airport security to remove...
  • California 48th in economic freedom

    06/09/2011 6:45:19 AM PDT · by freedombiz · 17 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 6-9-11 | Jan Norman
    California ranks 48th among the states on economic freedom, according to Freedom in the 50 States, a biennial study by Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Such policies matter, the study says, because “Americans are voting with their feet and moving to states with more economic and personal freedom and that economic freedom correlates with income growth.”
  • Big Sis Is Out Of Control

    12/12/2010 10:39:28 AM PST · by AmericaTalks · 84 replies · 1+ views
    America Talks ^ | 12/12/10 | David Zublick
    Revelations that the Department of Homeland Security is instituting a program by which citizens will be asked to rat one another out has sent reverberations throughout the land. Has 1984 finally come to America? First, it was the invasive body scans and pat-downs at U.S. airports. These sexual assaults on the American people may soon be extended to other forms of mass transportation. And in at least one major U.S. city, pat- downs are already being conducted by police on the streets targeting people who act suspicious, by doing things such as putting their hands in their coat pocket. How...
  • OUR FREEDOMS

    05/29/2010 6:53:34 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 8 replies · 229+ views
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    Moves that need to be watched to remember our freedoms: Band of Brothers Pacific When We Were Solders Into The Storm Midway