Thursday, January 12, 2017

Pot Industry Could Be DOA

From an article at ThinkProgress.orgThinkProgress.org

"If he (Jeff Sessions as Attorney General)  chose to do so, Sessions could direct the Justice Department to go after every single person who participates in the marijuana industry in states that have legalized the drug. He could order raids of legal marijuana farms and dispensaries, prosecute anyone who rents to or lends money to a pot shop, and even arrest elderly or terminally ill patients who buy prescription weed to ease their suffering. He could also direct prosecutors to pursue the harshest sentences possible when trying drug offenders, and he could sue states that have voted to legalize.

See the entire hair raising story here.
Photo from ThinkProgress.org 
I was planning on opening a business based around this new industry and have even purchased the dot com for the web site but stopped everything when Trump won the election. Trump may be a pro business president but he will chose the winners and losers evidently. Jeff Sessions believes that anyone that uses cannabis for medical or recreational reasons is a loser. To be more precise he said quote  “Good people don’t smoke marijuana”.

He says if Americans don't want him to enforce marijuana laws, they should change them. Well Mr. Sessions, we in fact did change them in the only capacity we have which is at the state level. States that want you to raid their cannabis industries have kept it illegal. Others have fully legalized it. States have no way to change the schedule1 classification given the plant by the Federal Government. But if a bigger federal government is the only way we can have medical marijuana or nationwide health care, then get ready because most of the country feels differently than you.


Thursday, January 5, 2017

401K's Not Meant To Replace Social Security

Thom Hartmann interview:
Published on Jan 5, 2017
Thom speaks with Herbert Whitehouse, Attorney & Fiduciary Government Expert who introduced the 401(k) to corporate America, about why the 401(k) was never meant to replace pensions and why it should never be used as a replacement for Social Security. 




https://youtu.be/A4JmzIBTNTo

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Christmas And Holiday Music Till 4 pm

It's an all holiday show this week and next on my Classic Rock Rewind Show on www.radiovegas.rocks also on itunes and tunein app for you phones or devices.
Today's show ends at 4 pm. Next week tune in on Friday 5 to 7 pm, Saturday 1 to 3 pm and Sunday 2 to 4 pm.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

DEA Adds New Regulations To Cannabis Products

A new rule published by the DEA today led many in the cannabis industry to assume the worst – that the agency had decided to crack down on hemp-derived CBD.

Take a deep breath. This is likely not the case.

What the rule actually does is create a new Administration Controlled Substances Code Number for cannabis extracts – concentrates such as shatter, wax or rosin. This is an administrative measure, not an enforcement action; and while an initial reading of the publication might make it seem like an attack on hemp-derived CBD, the rule mentions neither “hemp” nor “CBD” in either the proposed or final rule.

Eric Steenstra, executive director of the Hemp Industries Association, indicated that although his legal team is reviewing the document, “this isn’t how [the DEA] goes about scheduling a substance.”

Read More at Ganjapreneur.com
or read this at RawStory

Here is another story that explains this a bit better from the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Congressman Huffman Does First Podcast With Bill Press

Second District Congressional Representative Jarred Huffman did his first podcast today. He opened the podcast interviewing Bill Press who is also going to be doing a podcast rather than a satellite delivered radio show starting next year.
They both talked about the current situation the country including Social Security, the environment, Obamacare, trade deals, the wall, jobs, Trump, the Democratic Party and what they need to do and more Trump.

Congressman Huffman serves the north coast of California from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon boarder. He says he and the progressive arm of the Democratic Party aren't going to lay down.

Listen to his podcasts here.


In the second segment of the short podcast which is only a bit longer than 23 minutes, Huffman answers questions submitted to him at Huffmanpodcast@gmail.com

One answered question was whether he would obstruct Trumps agenda. 


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Counting The Votes In 3 Swing States, And Why Paper Matters



J. Alex Halderman, professor of computer science & engineering at the University of Michigan, explains how Michigan's voting equipment could be suseptible to manipulation and hacking without an internet connection. Chad Livengood, The Detroit News.

How might a foreign government hack America’s voting machines?

Here’s one possible scenario. First, the attackers would probe election offices well in advance in order to find ways to break into their computers. Closer to the election, when it was clear from polling data which states would have close electoral margins, the attackers...  READ MORE HERE.

There is also a short video of the press conference at the link above.
For expert analysis of voting issues see The Brad Blog! 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Oil Police to Begin Blocking Life-Sustaining Supplies Meant for NoDAPL Water Protectors

Ring of Fire online has the latest from the DAPL Pipeline protests.
SEE UPDATE BELOW

In addition to intimidation tactics being carried out by North Dakota officials and by the Army Corp of Engineers, on Tuesday, the state announced that it was ordering its police forces to begin blocking the incoming supplies necessary to sustain the individuals occupying the Dakota Access Pipeline protest.
Photo from https://trofire.com/

No, it’s not bad enough that peaceful protesters are being attacked by police, doused in near freezing water in below freezing temperatures and pelted with rubber bullets, teargas, and mace – they must also be literally starved out, according to N.D. officials.

On Monday, North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple signed an “emergency evacuation” order which demanded all occupants of the NoDAPL protest leave immediately. An additional element of this so-called emergency evacuation was explicit instruction that law enforcement should turn away any and all supplies meant for the camps, including food and medical supplies.

The main focus of this order was on incoming building supplies, as officials can technically claim that the land the water protectors are occupying are not zoned for permanent structures. But the order didn’t include a block on just building supplies – according to the governor, not a grain of rice or a single band-aid is to pass through the roads to the waiting protesters.

May I remind you that these are innocent, peaceful protesters, many occupying the land that was promised by the U.S. government to their ancestors? If a single person is harmed or killed thanks to a lack of food or other resources, that is nothing short of state-sponsored murder.

It is clearer than ever now that the state of North Dakota has absolutely no interest in the safety or liberty of these assembled protesters. The state has already spent millions fighting these peaceful protesters on behalf of a delinquent corporation. They have injured, maimed, and hospitalized protesters for their corporate buddies – will they kill for them too?

You can read more about the governor’s orders at Reuters.
UPDATE!!
Timothy McGlauglin at Reuters
By Terray Sylvester | CANNON BALL, N.D.
North Dakota state officials on Tuesday backed away from plans to block supplies from reaching protesters at a camp near the construction site of an oil pipeline project after the governor’s office said no such action was planned.

Activists have spent months protesting plans to route the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline beneath a lake near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, saying the project poses a threat to water resources and sacred Native American sites.

Earlier on Tuesday, Maxine Herr, a spokeswoman for the Morton County Sheriff's Department, said food, building materials and other supplies would be blocked from entering the main camp following Governor Jack Dalrymple's "emergency evacuation" order on Monday.

However, a spokesman for the governor told Reuters on Tuesday afternoon that no such action was planned. "There is not going to be any blockade of supplies," said spokesman Jeff Zent.

Following Zent's comment, Herr said law enforcement would take a more "passive role" than a enforcing a blockade. Officers would instead stop vehicles they believed to be heading to the camp and inform drivers that they were committing an infraction and could be fined $1,000.

"That is the understanding that we had initially but we had to get that clarified. The governor is more interested in public safety than setting up a road block and turning people away," Herr said by telephone. 

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