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Marijuana: It's Nowhere Near As Scary As They Want Us To Believe

Marijuana: It's Nowhere Near As Scary
As They Want Us To Believe

"The concern with marijuana is not born out of any culture-war mentality, but out of what the science tells us about the drug’s effects.

And the science, though still evolving, is clear: marijuana use is harmful. It is associated with dependence, respiratory and mental illness, poor motor performance, and cognitive impairment, among other negative effects.

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Seven Myths about the Police

Seven Myths about the Police

The police exercise legitimate authority. The average police officer is not a legal expert; he probably knows his department protocol, but very little about the actual laws. This means his enforcement involves a great deal of bluffing, improvisation, and dishonesty. Police lie on a regular basis: “I just got a report of someone of your description committing a crime around here. Want to show me some ID?”

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Virginia Hemp Law

Posted July 4th, 2012 by Mattfree88
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Virginia Hemp Law

Laws and Resolutions Authorizing Hemp Research

Year Passed: 1999
Summary: The Virginia Legislature approved House Joint Resolution 94 "memorializing the United States Secretary of Agriculture, the Director of the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy to permit the controlled, experimental cultivation of industrial hemp in Virginia."

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New Hampshire governor vetoes ‘restrictive’ voter ID law

New Hampshire governor vetoes ‘restrictive’ voter ID law

Topics: new hampshire ♦ New Hampshire governor vetoes ♦ photo identification

New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch (D) on Thursday vetoed a bill that would have required voters to present a government-issued photo identification before casting a ballot.

“The right to vote is a fundamental right that is guaranteed to all citizens of this State under the United States and New Hampshire Constitutions,” he said. “Our election laws must be designed to encourage and facilitate voting by all eligible voters in New Hampshire.”

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Will ObamaCare turn us into a nation of part-time employees?

Posted April 18th, 2012 by Mattfree88
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Will ObamaCare turn us into a nation of part-time employees?

As the Supreme Court ponders whether the Obama administration can constitutionally take over the private sector when it comes to health care – and then order all Americans to buy health insurance—an unintended consequence is lurking in the government’s unemployment figures. Plagued by fears of explosive costs from mandated healthcare, companies are quietly transitioning much of the American workforce into a nation of part-time employees.

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Stupidity at the GSA: It Gets Even Worse

Posted April 18th, 2012 by Mattfree88
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Stupidity at the GSA: It Gets Even Worse

Yesterday I wrote about the incredible stupidity behind the $823,000 Las Vegas conference that has landed the General Services Administration at the center of criticism and hearings on Capitol Hill. It’s clear from the April 2 report filed by the GSA’s Inspector General, Brian Miller, that a culture of abuse had taken hold at the agency, where those planning the conference flouted federal procurement rules, ignored the GSA’s own regulations, and overpaid for everything from a $2,700 room party to $44 breakfasts.

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GSA scandal: Is Congress engaged in hearing overkill?

Posted April 18th, 2012 by Mattfree88
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GSA scandal: Is Congress engaged in hearing overkill?

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(CBS News) Congress is holding a pair of hearings today on spending by the General Services Administration (GSA), the federal procurement agency that has come under fire for a 2010 fundraiser that cost taxpayers more than $822,000. Those two hearings follow two other hearings earlier this week into the GSA scandal.

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Repeal the Drinking Age

Posted April 15th, 2012 by Mattfree88
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Repeal the Drinking Age

Somehow, and no one seems to even imagine how, this country managed to survive and thrive before 1984 without a national minimum drinking age. Before that, the drinking question was left to the states.

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First Cigarettes, Now Bacon and Eggs

Posted April 12th, 2012 by Mattfree88
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First Cigarettes, Now Bacon and Eggs

You knew it was coming.

First they came for the cigarettes, then Hank Williams Jr. got knocked off Monday Night Football for being politically incorrect, and now they're coming for the butter.

Denmark, on October 1, put a $1.29-per-pound tax on all foods that hit 2.3 percent in saturated fats. That's on top of a 25 percent surcharge imposed last year by Denmark's food police on all ice cream, candy, sugar, soft drinks and chocolate.

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SENATE JUDICIARY: Obamacare not an enumerated power

SENATE JUDICIARY: Obamacare not an enumerated power

Congress exceeded its constitutional limits with health care law

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