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What message are our legislators sending to voters, when they publicly admit they haven't done their job? How many bills are passed each year that policymakers haven't even bothered to read? This is disgraceful. This is called dereliction of duties and we must demand a stop to this practice.

      
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thedailybeast.com

February 18, 2016

A law passed in the '80s to prevent drug dealers from getting tax breaks is now taking a huge chomp out of legitimate outfits in Colorado and Washington.

Legal marijuana sales in Colorado and Washington State have grossed billions, but legal dealers will see little of that thanks to a draconian federal law meant to punish street pushers. In one of the first years of legal sales, 2015, Colorado moved nearly $1 billion worth of marijuana and is estimated to take in $135 million in taxes on it. Meanwhile, Washington is expected to pull in around $1 billion in revenue from sales taxes between 2015 and 2019. Despite technically being illegal on the federal level, these businesses must file taxes to the Internal Revenue Service-and they may pay as much as 70 percent in taxes to the feds. That's thanks to Section 280E of the tax code. Congress passed the measure in 1982 so that businesses who are "trafficking in controlled substances" that are prohibited by federal law may not utilize many tax deductions and credits available to other businesses, like deducting rent and employee-related expenses. That means a marijuana business owner can pay an effective tax rate as high as 70 percent, as opposed to the more typical 30 percent rate.

latino.foxnews.com

February 17, 2016

More than 90 percent of the crude spilled in the Peruvian Amazon due to two breaches of an oil pipeline has now been recovered, President Ollanta Humala said.

In a visit to the Las Bambas mine in the southern Andean region of Apurimac, Humala lamented the spills and pledged to identify those responsible and determine the appropriate penalty for state-owned oil company Petroperu, the operator of the North Peruvian Pipeline, the conduit affected by the ruptures.

Fox News

February 16, 2016

Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes spoke out on gun control in an emotional interview with Laurence Ferrari.

"Did your French gun control stop a single [expletive] person from dying at the Bataclan? And if anyone can answer yes, I'd like to hear it, because I don't think so. I think the only thing that stopped it was some of the bravest men that I've ever seen in my life charging head-first into the face of death with their firearms."

montereyherald.com

by Tommy Wright

February 14, 2016

In response to alleged child abuse and torture that led to the deaths of two children and left another fighting for her life, the California Department of Social Services conducted a review of the Family and Children's Services...

County social services director Elliott Robinson will discuss the state review among other steps taken by the department to address organizational and system changes in child welfare services at the county Board of Supervisors' Health and Human Services Committee on Thursday.

newsweek.com

by Bina Venkataraman

February 9, 2016

The historic agreement forged in Paris among 195 countries in December holds the promise of triggering a global shift to combat climate change-and harbors a hidden warning.

Regardless of what happens next, the Paris accord is a triumph of diplomacy among nations that have starkly disagreed in years past about who is responsible for cutting carbon dioxide emissions-and who should bear the cost. But success in heading off the worst climate disruptions hinges on whether countries fulfill the pledges each made leading up to the Paris talks and make bolder ones this decade.

theaustralian.com.au

by Peter Holmes

February 9, 2016

AIRLINE pilots fear their jumbos could be shot down by conspiracy theorists who believe they are being poisoned by commercial aircraft.

The conspiracy theorists are part of a global "chemtrail" movement that claims jets are spraying toxic chemicals over heavily-populated towns and cities around the world.

interactive.nydailynews.com

by Sarah Goodyear

February 9, 2016

The State of Jefferson rebels that want to secede from northern California are "a bunch of Bible-thumpin', gun-totin', wild-eyed pistol-wavers." And that's how one of their supporters describes them.

Pull onto the freeway leaving the San Francisco International Airport, and you recognize the California from the movies: palm trees, speeding traffic, the glitter of the big city on the bay, the extended slog of suburbia. You may think you're already in Northern California, but you'd be wrong. You'll understand just how wrong by the time you reach your destination. It's not long before the landscape opens up and flattens out. This is the Sacramento River Delta, the rich farmland where they grow rice and almonds, tomatoes and alfalfa, sucking up vast amounts of water coming from the north. A roadside trailer flashes past, painted with the message that Jesus bled and died for you.

ijreview.com

by Chris Martin

February 8, 2016

While advanced technology is often a good thing, there is almost always a way for unscrupulous individuals to separate law-abiding citizens from their money or property.

One of the most common ways that criminals use technology for their benefit is ATM skimmers. These skimmers are designed to steal the information on (or associated with) your debit or credit cards.

davidwolfe.com

February 7, 2016

Mentioning the word 'chemtrails' on a public bus or Facebook is bound to earn you a few eye rolls from eavesdroppers and skeptical family members.

However, while skepticism - regardless of the source - isn't exactly the worst thing in the world, it appears that those who believe strongly in the idea that the U.S. government is spraying dangerous chemicals into the atmosphere may have been onto something after all.

Personal Liberty Alerts

February 4, 2016

Fraud always operates under the color of law. Look for fraud anywhere. You will find it in government, in politics, in religion, in money, in finance, and absolutely in organized medicine. Being alert for fraud is not paranoia, but survival.

Fraud and deceit has carried teeming millions to an early grave. Just think of the millions of young boys and men who have died in phony wars camouflaged with propaganda. And just think of the millions of men, women and children who have suffered a living hell and then were sent to an early grave at the hands of "orthodox medicine."

      






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