Where generals now meet in war rooms, hemp plants once waved in the breeze. The Washington Post reports on the recently discovered “hemp diaries” of a government botanist, Lyster H. Dewey, who tended a USDA hemp farm that was eventually turned over to the War Department for the construction of the Pentagon.Read more »
Man Drives in HOV lane with Corporation Papers as passenger! Gets ticket, intends to take it to court. Using the legal syytem to further activism! Legally a corporation is a "Person", and the sign states "2 or more persons" are required to use the HOV lane. Checkmate?Read more »
Mahdi Hashi, the British-Somali man who disappeared from east Africa shortly after being stripped of his British citizenship, appeared yesterday in a New York federal court alongside two Swedish men. All three appear to have been rendered by the United States from Djibouti, and have now been charged with terrorism offences. Hashi, 23, is accused of ‘providing material support’ to Somali militant group al Shabaab. A statement released by the FBI revealed that Hashi has been in the US penal system since November 12. Neither his family nor his UK legal team were informed.Read more »
The president of the Manchester Patrolman's Association has been placed on administrative leave after being charged with felony reckless conduct and driving under the influence following a two-vehicle crash Tuesday night.Read more »
Last night Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) had a town hall meeting to talk about the rash of violent crime that has been happening there recently. VCDL and the press were there. Things started off on a sour note as a VCU police officer tried to tell VCDL member Don Litton that he could not video tape on campus because it was "private property."
Coverage from Richmond Channel 6 (CBS):Read more »
Gluing tot's hands to the wall over potty training is despicable but does it warrant 99 year prison sentence?Read more »
A pro-life, family-values congressman who worked as a doctor before winning election as a Tea Party-backed Republican had an affair with a patient and later pressured her to get an abortion, according to a phone call transcript obtained by The Huffington Post. The congressman, Rep. Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee, was trying to save his marriage at the time, according to his remarks on the call, made in September of 2000. And, according to three independent sources familiar with the call and the recording, he made the tape himself.Read more »
Over the past 18 months, city of Rochester employees have committed at least 119 red light violations while driving city vehicles, records show.
But while employees can be disciplined for the violation, “payment of the related fine will not be required,” according to a newly adopted city procedure for handling the violations.
"RNC is attempting to change the 5 state rule and de-credential the entire Maine delegation only 4 days before the Republican National Convention." After watching the fraud, coercion, and duplicity on the part of the GOP establishment this year, I have to wonder "why don't they just throw out their rule book and make Romney the candidate by decree?"Read more »
An Oklahoma high school valedictorian who used the word "hell" in her graduation speech in May has yet to receive her diploma.Read more »
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