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  • claygooding

    Pete,,saw a story on CNN,,it seems our public workers retirement(law enforcement mainly)is going default,,4 trillion dollars we,the tax payers owe for union backed retirement plans,,I hope all the former DEA and ONDCP cops are losing their retirement pensions.

    • darkycle

      Of course the reason we can’t pay those pensions is the Bank Bailouts and unfunded wars. Isn’t it odd that it was just revealed that we (well, the FED) gave a 4 trillion dollar SECRET bailout to it’s own board members? WHAT a fantastic coincidence! Not that I’d ever suggest that money is fungible…or anything wild and crazy like that.
      Well, they’re going after the pensions of the folks they are going to be counting on to control the riots when this shit comes apart. That is something I just can’t get too upset about.

  • claygooding

    Pot-farming SC trooper gets 5 years in prison

    Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/06/19/4055530/pot-farming-sc-trooper-gets-5.html#storylink=cpy

    CHARLESTON — Former S.C. Highway Patrol trooper Kurt Steffen had dreams of being a farmer while he worked as a state trooper.

    But not just any kind of farmer — a marijuana farmer.

    His dreams were dashed Monday when a federal judge sentenced him to five years in federal prison for manufacturing and possessing with intent to distribute more than 100 marijuana plants.

    Tut-tut,,,now he is a statistic instead of creating them.

  • Mr Ikesheeny

    http://gothamist.com/2012/06/19/republicans_kill_marijuana_bill_for.php There is another bill about reform from assemblyman Hakkim Jeffries, don’t know how that would fare any better…

    • Matthew Meyer

      In other crappy news, Rahm Emanuel is walking back his decrim proposal:

      “It’s not decriminalization. It’s dealing with it in a different way. Different penalty. Very different” than decriminalization, the mayor said of the hot-button ordinance that will be considered by a City Council committee Thursday.

      “I want to make sure our children get a clear and unambiguous message as it relates to drug use. It is wrong, and it is dangerous.”
      http://tinyurl.com/c6uyora

  • AllInWorkingOrder

    “Sinds de invoering van de wietpas op 1 mei is niet alleen de illegale straathandel in Venray toegenomen. Ook de drugshandel vanuit huizen is sindsdien fors gestegen.”

    Since the introduction of the weedpass, May 1st, Venray is not only experiencing an increase in street-deals but also drug dealing from private homes is seeing massing growth.

    http://tinyurl.com/bljrmxa

  • darkycle

    Washington’s legalization initiative holds slight lead:
    http://tinyurl.com/7h7rhu5

    • Matthew Meyer

      Isn’t that several points below where winning initiatives usually are at this point?

      • darkycle

        Generally, yes. But if I may appropriate (and misquote) a Monty Pythonism, “It’s not dead yet..” and “I don’t want to go on the cart!”