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Carl's Lock: Sizzooperbowl XLVII



- Carl is apparently not afraid of the fact that the Year of the Horse (Broncos) started on January 31st!

Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced in Missouri

By Thomas H. Clarke | The Daily Chronic January 31, 2014

Missouri lawmakers are now considering three separate marijuana reform bills in 2014; meanwhile voters could decide on a constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in November.

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — On Wednesday, Rep. Chris Kelly (D-Columbia) introduced House Bill 1659, which would allow adults to possess and grow small amounts of marijuana and set up a taxed and regulated marijuana commerce.

If passed, adults 21 or older would be allowed to grow up to eight plants and possess up to sixteen ounces of marijuana per household. The bill would also establish a process for allowing medical marijuana with a doctor’s recommendation for those under 21, and allow the cultivation of industrial hemp.

In addition, two additional bills have been filed this year, House Bill 1324, which would allow medical marijuana in the state and House Bill 1325, which would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis. The primary sponsor of both bills is Representative Rory Ellinger of University City.

Currently, Missouri has some of the harshest marijuana laws in the country. Possession of any amount of marijuana — even as little as a gram — can be punished by up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine under state law.

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Senator: Taking of Salt Lake City school lunches ‘abuse of power’

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

By Kirsten Stewart and lisa Schencker
The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published 6 hours ago • Updated 1 hour ago


Utah lawmakers are questioning school lunch policies after the seizure of lunches Tuesday from nearly 40 students with outstanding account balances at Uintah Elementary.

Sens. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City, and Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, visited the school Thursday, holding a press conference outside before joining kids for meals inside. Weiler called the incident "bullying."

"To me this rises to the level of bullying," Weiler said. "Children were humiliated." Weiler said he thinks someone should be fired over the matter.

"I think it’s an abuse of power," Weiler said. "This person came into a school and used her power to humiliate and embarrass children and I think we ought to draw a line and say that’s not acceptable behavior."


Read more: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57472249-78/lunch-district-lunches-lake.html.csp



The idea of the giving the children their food, and then the taking it and and throwing it away -- and worse, to do so in front of their friends and peers -- is both intimidating and humiliating.

- These are not the kind of lessons they should be teaching a child.

Johnson & Johnson Gave Doctors Kickbacks For Prescribing Their Drugs (No one goes to jail)



RT America·Published on Jan 29, 2014

In the shady world of American pharmaceuticals, there exists something known as "off-label" use, where drugs are marketed for other uses beside the one the FDA approved them for. Recently, Johnson & Johnson paid out $2.2 billion for paying doctors and pharmacists to sell their anti-psychotic drug, Risperdal, to elderly people with dementia. The Resident (aka Lori Harfenist) discusses. Follow The Resident at http://www.twitter.com/TheResident

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- Here's another kind of ''inequality'' between the inhuman, morally-deficient 1%ers and the rest of us. It's when it becomes the norm for corporations who fund and bribe ''our politicians'' so they can payoff the system to avoid going to prison for deliberate and willful crimes.

Because with ''campaign'' contributions, all is forgotten......

"MORE NFL" — A Bad Lip Reading of The NFL



- The ocean has dried up. What?

Why Bitcoin Terrifies Big Banks | Interview with Andreas Antonopoulos



breakingtheset·Published on Jan 28, 2014

Abby Martin speaks with Andreas Antonopoulos, founder of Root Eleven and co-host of let's Talk Bitcoin, discussing how Bitcoin works, and why it's so important to have a decentralized system of money.

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Topless against Putin: Femen activists protest in Brussels (NSFW)



euronews (in English) ·Published on Jan 28, 2014

Activists from the women's rights group, FEMEN, have staged a topless protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is in the Belgian capital for talks with EU officials. Two protesters bared all in the Schuman district of Brussels, which is home to the European institutions.

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Far-Right Fears: Alarm spreads across Ukraine after Kiev carnage



RT ·Published on Jan 28, 2014

The US is urging the Ukrainian government to remove riot police from the streets. And earlier some EU members voiced their support for an idea of sanctions against Kiev. But, as Paula Slier finds out, Ukrainian authorities are not the only ones meeting the riots head on.

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Day of Rage: French cops clash with protesters at rally against Hollande



RT ·Published on Jan 27, 2014

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RT's video agency Ruptly has obtained exclusive footage from Paris during a "Day of Rage" against President Francois Hollande Sunday, during which videographer Jonathan Moadab was detained by authorities for filming clashes between protesters and police.

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Ukraine PM resigns for 'peaceful resolution to crisis'



RT · Published on Jan 28, 2014

Ukrainian Prime Minister Nikolay Azarov has submitted his resignation, according to his government's official website. The prime minister explained that his move was motivated by efforts to peacefully resolve the current crisis in the country. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/4uwzqs

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