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  • Cannabis cotillion: Luxury cannabis brand Beboe debuts in S.F.

    07/07/2017 10:54:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 7, 2017 | Carolyne Zinko
    As canna-business strategist Elise McRoberts walked across an animal skin rug and into the living room of a Pacific Heights home for the recent San Francisco launch of Beboe, an upscale cannabis brand from Los Angeles, she assumed she would see the usual faces on the marijuana circuit — growers, dispensary owners and cannabis chefs. Instead, the party was a cross-pollination of the worlds of high society, Silicon Valley, politics, fashion and design: industrial designer Yves Béhar, former Mayor Willie Brown, who carried decriminalization bills in the state assembly in the 1970s, philanthropists Katie and Todd Traina, boutique owner Emily...
  • Self-Defenseless(Stossel)

    11/25/2015 5:11:32 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 11/25/2015 | John Stossel
    What might have happened if a few of the 1,500 concert attendees in Paris' Bataclan theater had guns? The terrorists had time to kill, reload and kill again. The police unit didn't come for more than a half hour. If a few people in the theater were armed, might they have killed the killers? We'll never know. France's guns laws say you may not carry a gun unless police certify that you are "exposed to exceptional risks of harm" to your life. Few people even bother to apply. Fortunately, in America, laws in every state now allow adults to carry...
  • Winning the Universal Background Check War

    01/12/2015 9:42:03 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 1/11/2015 | Bob Owens
    Gun control advocates are using the ballot initiative process to take away your rights. Federal preemption is the only way to stop them.'s Bob Owens reports for the January issue of Townhall Magazine. Democracy is dangerous. Democracy is mob rule. Democracy is the serially uninformed and easily led being suckered into voting against their own best interests by deep-pocketed grifters who are looking out only for themselves.
  • Nana-Nana-Boo-Boo Parent Commissars Get Off Adrian Peterson

    09/17/2014 6:37:46 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 55 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 9/17/14 | Steve Berman
    Is Adrian Peterson a child abuser?  He says he’s not. I am not a perfect son. I am not a perfect husband. I am not a perfect parent, but I am, without a doubt, not a child abuser. I am someone that disciplined his child and did not intend to cause him any injury. No one can understand the hurt that I feel for my son and for the harm I caused him. My goal is always to teach my son right from wrong and that’s what I tried to do that day. What did Peterson do?  He told his four...
  • Desperate for work, college grads become nannies

    05/04/2014 4:16:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 3, 2014 | Samantha Melamed
    Parents have more options as overeducated young people turn to baby-sitting. Ashley Newhall of Philadelphia has a law degree and a master's in agricultural law, and she passed the bar in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. These days, she's working with some extremely demanding and exacting clients. Most of them are less than 3 years old. Newhall's primary income source for the past few years has been baby-sitting. Parents, said Newhall, are "blown away. They're like, 'Oh my gosh! You're the most overeducated nanny I've ever had.' " But jobs are scarce, and all that education came with six-figure debt for...
  • Moms Demand Action: Facebook, Instagram 'Effectively Hosting Online Gun Shows'

    01/28/2014 7:08:31 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 1/27/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (MDA) has launched a new campaign claiming Facebook and Instagram are "effectively hosting online gun shows." According to PR Newswire, MDA is asking "Facebook and Instagram to immediately enact a policy prohibiting all gun sales and trades of firearms on their platforms." They want the two social media platforms to shut their "private sale loophole."
  • Should the Age to Buy Cigarettes Be 21?

    01/19/2014 8:20:38 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 1/14/2014 | Theodore Dalrymple
    Just as a more permissive attitude to cannabis gains momentum in the United States, so does a more restrictive attitude to tobacco. It is as if there were a law of the conservation of prohibition: if one substance is permitted after having been prohibited, another will be prohibited after having been permitted. While Colorado permits the use of marijuana by those over 21 for any purpose, New York City prepares to prevent sales of tobacco to anyone under the age of 21. An article in a recent edition of the New England Journal of Medicine comes out strongly in favor...
  • Science: On second thought, no, secondhand smoke won’t kill you

    12/20/2013 8:27:07 AM PST · by rktman · 100 replies ^ | 12/19/2013 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Now it can be told. Now that smoking has been banned everywhere but the dryer vent at your apartment based on the notion that secondhand smoke kills everyone around you, The Journal of the National Cancer Institute can tell us this via Jacob Sullum:

    12/15/2013 3:57:43 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 97 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 14, 2013 | Oliver Darcy
    A Fla. city is set to evict a widow for her unique lifestyle of “living off the grid.” Robin Speronis told WFTX-TV that she was given an eviction notice after the station aired a story about how she chooses to live in a home without modern amenities, such as running water and electricity. “A code enforcement officer came, knocked on the door then posts a placard that says uninhabitable property, do not enter,” Robin said. “Putting a woman who lives by herself, who is a widow, out on the street without any due process of law is unfathomable,” she added....
  • Domestic Espionage and Your Child's Safety

    09/17/2013 3:41:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | September 17, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    Last week, WCSC-TV reported that after Benjamin and Hope Jordan relocated to Charleston, S.C., they needed to find a baby sitter for their 7-month-old son, Finn, but what they found was a wolf in sheep's clothing. Benjamin and Hope wanted a loving, nurturing baby sitter, just like any other concerned parents who work during the day but have no family or friends to watch their child. They had done their homework and thought they had discovered her in 21-year-old Alexis Khan. She passed a background check and had credible work experience as a baby sitter, and both of Finn's parents...
  • Immigrant mothers—living with a heart divided

    09/24/2012 6:11:48 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    VOXXI ^ | September 24, 2012 | By Guest columnist
    As national media debate whether women can “have it all”—a successful career and a family—one group of women has chosen to provide for their families at all costs, even if it means leaving their kids behind. They are the undocumented immigrants who work as nannies in the United States and who, in exchange for work, have paid a high emotional cost: living apart from their own children. Many working mothers may be familiar with feelings of guilt. But little is known about the drama faced by undocumented nannies in this country—mothers who love and care for other people’s children, while...
  • The Tyrant in Us All: Bloomberg Takes on Big Syrup

    06/02/2012 8:42:41 PM PDT · by · 12 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | 5/31/2012 | David Shedlock
    Boss Bloomberg and the city mothers of New York City have decided to crack down on lethal weapons. No, they are not AK-47s and sawed-off shotguns: They’re large cups. Yes, you heard that right. In typical overreach, a decision was made to fight Big Apple, public enemy number one, HFCS (high-fructose corn syrup, aka “Sugar”), with the country’s first Size of Container Law. Soon, in NYC it will be illegal for fast food restaurants to serve soft drinks (or soda or pop or sweet tea) in cups larger than 16 ounces. It would be easy to go after the good...
  • Navy says 8 sailors discharged for hazing

    02/06/2012 5:34:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    KRNV-TV ^ | 2/5/2012
    The Navy says eight sailors have been discharged after a hazing incident aboard a San Diego-based amphibious assault ship. Navy spokesman said Saturday the eight received general discharges following allegations they assaulted and choked a fellow sailor aboard the ship, the Bonhomme Richard, on Jan. 17, as part of an initiation rite. He said the assault was videotaped, and the victim treated for injuries they received. The action follows recent congressional hearings on hazing in the military, including the case of Lance Cpl. Harry Lew, who shot himself in a foxhole in Afghanistan last year after he was beaten, forced...
  • Nanny State? Calif. May Force Parents To Pay Babysitters Workers’ Comp, OT

    09/02/2011 6:04:14 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 34 replies · 1+ views
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | August 31, 2011
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The next time you plan a movie night without the kids, you may have to provide more than just pizza for your babysitter. Democratic lawmakers in Sacramento are fast-tracking a bill that would require workers’ compensation benefits, meal breaks and paid vacation time for all “domestic employees”, including nannies, housekeepers and even babysitters. Assembly Bill 889, authored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), has already cleared the Assembly and is expected to receive overwhelming support from Senate Democrats, who control both houses of the California legislature. Under AB 889, parents legally become household “employers” and are...
  • Pentagon Says No to Ban on War Zone Smoking Despite Study

    07/15/2009 6:06:19 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 31 replies · 2,560+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 7/15/2009 | Staff
    The Pentagon says it won't ban smoking by troops in war zones, despite a recent study recommending a tobacco-free military. Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell says troops already are under enough stress and making enough sacrifices in fighting the two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. And he says Defense Secretary Robert Gates doesn't want to do add to that stress by taking away one of the few outlets they have to relieve it. But Morrell says Gates will look at the study to see what other things can be done to move toward a goal of a tobacco-free force.
  • When the Going Gets Tough, Some People Lay Off the Nanny

    12/11/2008 5:47:42 PM PST · by Kimmers · 18 replies · 673+ views
    WSJ ^ | 12/11/08 | MIRIAM JORDAN
    Over eight years, Dolores Jacobo earned her place as an integral member of an affluent Malibu, Calif., household, where her workplace is a six-bedroom, nine-bath beachfront home with a private movie theater. Hired to be the nanny of twin 3-month-olds, she stayed with the family after the girls started school. She transitioned from pushing strollers to shopping for groceries and ferrying the family's golden retrievers to grooming appointments. Her employers, she explains, "have busy lives" that include volunteering at school, going to the gym, visiting the chiropractor and getting various beauty treatments, like facials, manicures and pedicures. Later this month,...
  • Smoking ban 'unenforceable'

    12/22/2007 6:11:08 PM PST · by elkfersupper · 52 replies · 264+ views
    Jackson County Examiner ^ | December 19, 2007 | Toriano L. Porter |
    A lawyer for the owner of the Player's Club Bar and Grill in Independence has challenged in court the enforceability of the city's Clean Indoor Air Act ordinance and won. John Carnes, an Independence attorney for Player's Club owner Jennifer Brashear, got Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Bushur to overturn two clean air citations given to Brashear. Municipal judges in Independence had found Brashear guilty of violating the city's health code by allowing patrons of the lounge to smoke on two separate occasions. "There are some holes in that ordinance that basically makes it unenforceable," Carnes said. "It's an...
  • Meet Rick Berman, A.K.A. "Dr. Evil"

    04/08/2007 6:05:42 PM PDT · by Utah Binger · 91 replies · 3,018+ views
    60 Minutes ^ | 04/08/2007 | Morley Safer
    CBS) Rick Berman takes a certain pride, even joy, in the nickname Dr. Evil. But the people who use it see nothing funny about it—they mean it. His real name is Rick Berman, a Washington lobbyist and arch-enemy of other lobbyists and do-gooders who would have government control, and even ban, a myriad of products they claim are killing us. Products like caffeine, salt, fast food and the oil they fry it in. He's against Mothers Against Drunk Driving, animal rights activists, food watchdog groups and unions of every kind. As correspondent Morley Safer reports, Berman believes we are fast...
  • Study Proves Illegal Immigration Is Also Driving Down Wages of High-Skilled Earners

    09/23/2006 9:11:21 AM PDT · by francke · 8 replies · 643+ views
    Mass Conservative News.Net ^ | 9-22-06 | E.F. Winslow
    A new study by Harvard University is touting some of the benefits of illegal immigration, namely the fact that it has the effect of “driving down relative wages among high-skilled workers” and can increase “more tax dollars to the general coffers.” Hold it. I must have read that wrong. Nope. That’s right. Michael Kremer, the researcher, is Gates Professor of Developing Societies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University, is an affiliate of the Center for International Development and has authored a paper titled “The Globalization of Household Production.”
  • Conservatives try to curtail hotel porn

    08/22/2006 12:04:00 PM PDT · by King of Florida · 380 replies · 6,052+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | August 22, 2006 | DAVID CRARY
    NEW YORK - Pornographic movies now seem nearly as pervasive in America's hotel rooms as tiny shampoo bottles, and the lodging industry shows little concern as conservative activists rev up a protest campaign aimed at triggering a federal crackdown. A coalition of 13 conservative groups — including the Family Research Council and Concerned Women for America — took out full-page ads in some editions of USA Today earlier this month urging the Justice Department and FBI to investigate whether some of the pay-per-view movies widely available in hotels violate federal and state obscenity laws. The coalition also is trying to...