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Free Joints To Be Given Out For Boulder Flood Relief

Source: Huffington Post

After devastating floods shut down the state and claimed the lives of ten people, residents in this college mountain town are trying to get back to business as usual, which includes smoking some ganja.

Organizers are set to hand out free joints today on Boulder's bustling Pearl Street Mall, the Daily Camera reported.

While much of the city is focused on rebuilding, the giveaway is an effort to help “stressed out recreational users” who may have lost their stashes to flooding. It's also supposed to serve as a protest a marijuana sales tax ballot that will ask voters in November to approve a 15-percent excise tax.

“Boulder has been victimized by floods,” said Rob Corry, who helped organize the event and hopes to defeat the tax ballot. “We want to bring some flood relief to folks.”

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/23/free-marijuana-flood_n_3975491.html?ncid=txtlnkushpmg00000023
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Mon Sep 23, 2013, 03:58 PM (11 replies)

Tony Abbott shuts down Climate Commission

Source: Illawarra Mercury

The Abbott government has abolished the Climate Commission, which had been established to provide public information on the impacts and potential solutions to global warming.

Environment Minister Greg Hunt rang chief climate commissioner Tim Flannery at 10am on Thursday to tell him the body had been shut down.

Plans to shut down the Climate Commission, along with a range of other climate-change related institutions, had been flagged by the Coalition heading into the 2013 election.

Professor Flannery, who has been Australia's chief climate commissioner since 2011, is due to hold a press conference at 1.30pm in Melbourne.

Read more: http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/1787926/tony-abbott-shuts-down-climate-commission/?cs=298

I was so surprised when Australia elected this man.
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Thu Sep 19, 2013, 08:04 AM (7 replies)

Obama faces backlash for his decision to attack Republicans while federal workers were being gunned

Source: Mail Online

President Obama is facing widespread backlash for his decision to deliver a speech touting his fiscal policies on Monday while three miles away, Navy Yard was under siege by a gunman who slaughtered 12 people in Washington's deadliest day since September 11, 2001.
The move was baffling to Obama's critics and supporters alike. In the midst of the confusion and bloodshed that unfolded Monday, TV networks cut away from the drama to hear Obama address the massacre only briefly before quickly pivoting to an attack on Republicans in Congress.
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd blasted Obama's decision in a piece published Wednesday.

In this photo taken Monday, September 16, 2013, President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington
'He could have posted his original remarks on the White House Web site and replaced them with a cri de coeur on gun control, or comfort for the shaken city,' she wrote. 'The 12 who died were, after all, under his aegis as workers in a federal building.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2424459/Obama-faces-backlash-decision-attack-Republicans-federal-workers-gunned-just-miles-White-House.html

Okay I know - the dailymail is a rag.
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Wed Sep 18, 2013, 01:36 PM (11 replies)

French lawmakers ban child beauty contests

Source: The Local

Judging children under the age of 16 on their physical appearance in so-called “beauty contests” is now a criminal offence in France, the French Senate ruled on Tuesday night.

The new law forms part of the new “equality bill” presented to the French Senate on Monday by France’s Minister for Women’s Rights, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, which also included legislation to tackle unequal pay, domestic violence and to encourage fathers to take parental leave.

One of the less publicized clauses in the bill however touched on beauty contests, which have a proud tradition in France but are not to everyone's liking, especially these involving young teenage girls, known as "mini miss" competitions.

Centrist Senator Chantal Jouanno, author of a report "Against Hyper-Sexualisation: A New Fight For Equality" proposed an ammendment, banning the underage contests, which was backed by 196 senators, with 146 voting against it.

Read more: http://www.thelocal.fr/20130918/french-senate-bans-child-beauty-contests
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Wed Sep 18, 2013, 07:33 AM (22 replies)

‘The Bomber’: Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev makes cover of Rolling Stone

Source: NY Daily News

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has made the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

Boldly labeled "The Bomber," the teenaged Boston Marathon bombing
suspect's portrait is splashed across the upcoming August issue’s cover — usually reserved for rock stars and celebrities.

"How a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam and became a monster," the cover’s caption reads while showing him shaggy haired and unshaven in sepia-toned shading.

Tens of thousands of people and at least four retail chains have since vowed to boycott the magazine since it unveiled the controversial cover with many calling its decision "shameful," “sickening” and "glorifying" of an accused killer and terrorist.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/boston-bombing-suspect-rolling-stone-article-1.1401041
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Wed Jul 17, 2013, 04:47 PM (11 replies)

Before He Was ‘Dirty Harry,’ Now He’s A ‘Big, Fat Wimp?’ Thomas Roberts Blasts Zimmerman’s MMA Defen


Love Thomas Roberts

If anyone knows how to embed these medialite videos please advise.
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Tue Jul 9, 2013, 04:59 PM (0 replies)

Programmer under oath admits computers rig elections

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:15 PM (58 replies)

Student Compares Toilet Water To Ice At Fast Food Joints, With Disturbing Results

A Florida student found that the ice at fast food restaurants is actually dirtier than the toilet water at the same establishment.

The student, 12-year-old Jasmine Roberts, hypothesized that the ice at fast food joints was probably dirtier than the toilets.
So she went to five fast food restaurants and collected samples.

She ordered cups of ice and put them in sterile beakers. She also went into bathrooms, flushed the toilet once, and collected a sample.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ice-is-dirtier-than-toilet-water-2012-10#ixzz2TlOnPEkt
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Sun May 19, 2013, 02:13 PM (6 replies)

Internet celebrity sought in Clark man's murder

Source: ABC local

CLARK, N.J. (WABC) -- Authorities in Union County have issued an arrest warrant for internet celebrity "Kai the hatchet wielding hitchhiker" in the murder of Joseph Galfy, Jr. in Clark, New Jersey

The suspect is identified as Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, a 24-year-old Internet celebrity and is well known on Facebook and YouTube as "Kai the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker."

McGillvary gamed fame online for his intervention in a Feb. 1 attack in Fresno, California. He was riding with a man who drove into a utility worker. The Fresno Bee reported that McGallivary pulled a hatchet from his backpack and struck the driver in the head after he confronted the Pacific Gas & Electric worker.

McGillvary is homeless but considers himself "homefree" and relies on the generosity of strangers for food, lodging and transportation.

Read more: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news%2Flocal%2Fnew_jersey&id=9104988
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Thu May 16, 2013, 04:37 PM (3 replies)

Convicted Pa. Abortion Doctor Gets Life in Prison

Source: CBS

A Philadelphia abortion doctor convicted of killing three babies born alive at his grimy clinic was spared a possible death sentence Tuesday in a deal with prosecutors.

Dr. Kermit Gosnell gave up his right to appeal and in return will spend life in prison. Gosnell, 72, was found guilty Monday of first-degree murder in a case that became a flashpoint in the nation's abortion debate.

Former clinic employees testified that Gosnell routinely performed illegal abortions past Pennsylvania's 24-week limit, that he delivered babies who were still moving, whimpering or breathing, and that he and his assistants dispatched the newborns by "snipping" their spines, as he referred to it.

Prosecutors had sought the death penalty because Gosnell killed more than one person, and his victims were especially vulnerable given their age. But Gosnell's own advanced age had made it unlikely he would ever be executed before his appeals ran out.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/convicted-pa-abortion-doctor-life-prison-19178458#.UZK0aJVrQ0s
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Tue May 14, 2013, 06:04 PM (10 replies)
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