Pot Opponents Predict ‘Hogwild’ Colorado Trainwreck

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Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy points to flavored alcohol, liquor ads in warning about marijuana

 

An employee waters pot plants inside a grow house, later to be harvested, packaged and sold at Medicine Man marijuana dispensary, which is to open as a recreational retail outlet at the start of 2014, in Denver. An employee waters pot plants inside a grow house, later to be harvested, packaged and sold at Medicine Man marijuana dispensary, which is to open as a recreational retail outlet at the start of 2014, in Denver.

Colorado will make history Wednesday as the first American state allowing stores to sell marijuana for recreational use – eliciting fear and predictions of doom from anti-drug campaigners.

On a Tuesday conference call hosted by Smart Approaches to Marijuana, former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., said Colorado and Washington state – where stores will open later in 2014 – are “canaries in the coal mine.”

“There are a lot of ‘unintended consequences’… that will make them ponder whether this was the right decision,” Kennedy said, predicting more traffic accidents, increased school truancy, higher drop-out rates and a general decrease in public health.

Kevin Sabet, who co-founded SAM with Kennedy after advising the Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama administrations on drug policy, said “we see tomorrow as the dawn of big marijuana in Colorado. … In Denver it seems like it’s going to be going hogwild.”

[RELATED: Intense Demand Expected to Make Pot Prices Soar]

“We’ve gone through 80 years of defeat by an industry – big tobacco… [that] perpetuated this myth that smoking was safe, for a time smoking was medicine, and we’re seeing it again with marijuana,” he said.

Sabet predicts marijuana shops will attempt to create addicts to bolster their bottom line.

“The only way to make money is from addiction,” he said, comparing future marijuana sales tactics to casinos luring in gamblers. “They have to produce addiction in order to increase their profits and in order to do that they need to start young.”

Sabet said it’s “unhealthy and unhelpful” to compare alcohol use to marijuana – a frequent comparison made by supporters of legalization, who point out that violence and death associated with alcohol is vastly greater.

[CHARTS: ACLU Breaks Down Demographics of Pot Busts]

“Alcohol, unlike marijuana, has a very long, widespread history in terms of the vast majority of the populations of Western culture before the Old Testament,” Sabet said. Because of that cultural legacy, he said, “we’re stuck with alcohol whether we like it or not.”

Kennedy, whose grandfather purportedly bootlegged alcohol during Prohibition in the 1920s, said “money corrupts” and the “power and money behind the alcohol industry” makes alcohol policy reform impossible.

But with the marijuana industry, he said, “if we can catch it early enough we can prevent some of the most egregious adverse impacts.”

Liquor companies “promote alcohol use to young people, they’ve got flavored alcohol, the regulations are minimal, [they are] advertising hard liquor on cable,” Kennedy said. “It illustrates the problem we’re going to have with marijuana.”

[POLL: 58 Percent of Americans Say Legalize Pot]

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Report: New York City Investigators Obtain Fraudulent Ballots 97% of The Time Using Names of Dead People, Incarcerated Felons, Non-Residents

Via NRO:

New York City’s Department of Investigation (DOI) has just shown how easy it is to commit voter fraud that is almost undetectable. Its undercover agents were able to obtain ballots for city elections a total of 61 times — 39 times using the names of dead people, 14 times using the names of incarcerated felons, and eight times using the names of non-residents. On only two occasions, or about 3 percent of the time, were the agents stopped by polling-place officials. In one of the two cases, an investigator was stopped only because the felon he was trying to vote in the name of was the son of the election official he was dealing with.

Ballot security in checking birth dates or signatures was so sloppy that young undercover agents were able to vote using the name of someone three times their age who had died. As the New York Post reports: “A 24-year female was able to access the ballot at a Manhattan poll site in November under the name of a deceased female who was born in 1923 and died in April 25, 2012 — and would have been 89 on Election Day.” All of the agents who got ballots wrote in the names of fictitious candidates so as not to actually influence election outcomes.

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Sen. Tom Coburn Lectures Obama: “Deception Is Destructive – Without Truth There Can Be No Trust””

Four months ago Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) spoke out on how close Barack Obama was to meeting the threshold for impeachment.

This week Coburn cut loose on the Obama administration’s dishonesty and corruption.
From his Wall Street Journal editorial:

On health care, President Obama oversaw a disastrous and, sadly, dishonest launch of his signature achievement. The president gave an exception to employers, but not to individuals, without any legal basis, and made other adjustments according to his whim. Even more troubling was his message over the past three years that if you like your plan, you can keep it, and that if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. We now know that the administration was aware that these claims were false, yet Mr. Obama continued to make them, repeatedly.

In 2014, millions of Americans will likely discover that the president’s claim that the average family will save $2,500 on health insurance was equally disconnected from reality.

The president apologized in part for his statements, but his actions reveal the extent to which he has conformed to, rather than challenged, the political culture that as a presidential candidate he vowed to reform.

The culture that Mr. Obama campaigned against, the old kind of politics, teaches politicians that repetition and “message discipline”—never straying from using the same slogans and talking points—can create reality, regardless of the facts. Message discipline works if the goal is to win an election or achieve a short-term political goal. But saying that something is true doesn’t make it so. When a misleading message ultimately clashes with reality, the result is dissonance and conflict. In a republic, deception is destructive. Without truth there can be no trust. Without trust there can be no consent. And without consent we invite paralysis, if not chaos.

Taking unilateral, extralegal action—like delaying the employer mandate for a year when Mr. Obama realized the trouble it would cause for businesses—is part of a pattern for this administration. Immigration and border-security laws that might displease certain constituencies if enforced? Ignore the laws. Unhappy that a deep-water drilling moratorium was struck down in court? Reimpose it anyway. Internal Revenue Service agents using the power of the state to harass political enemies? Deny and then stonewall. Unhappy with the pace of Senate confirmations for nominees? Ignore the Constitution and appoint people anyway and claim that the Senate is not in session.

SOURCE: The Gateway Pundit

Islamists Warn Russia: Get Out of Sochi or “We’ll Crush You Under Our Feet” (Video)”

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Islamists who call themselves – The Caucasus Anonymous – are threatening the Russian government and companies that support the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The Islamist group promises to “crush Russia under our feet” and to disrupt the 2014 games.

Via the Kavkaz Islamist website:

Our massage is addressed to the Russian government and all Russian companies participating in Sochi games that finance even with a single dollar or any amount of money the implementation of these stupid games in our land, the land of Caucasian Genocide, in which more than 1 million people died in 1864.

The Caucasus Anonymous believes that the Sochi games infrastructure was built on the graves of 1 million innocent Caucasians who were massacred by the Russians in 1864.

Shame on Russia, shame on every Caucasian who likes these stupid games in our home land.

The Caucasus Anonymous decided to carry out a new operation called Pay Back for Sochi. This is our biggest cyber-war operation against the Russian government. The Caucasians will pay back to the Russians for staging their stupid games in our land.

Today, the Caucasus Anonymous is stronger than ever, and our activity will be spread worldwide. We support all Caucasus nations against our enemy country Russia and the enemies of Islam, We will force the Russian government to think 1,000 times before taking any decisions on our land.

Russians, get out and leave us alone, leave, or we will crush you under our feet.

Don’t think we will forget all your genocide even if the world forgets. Muslims and the Caucasus Anonymous will never forget.

Our cyber war, waged against Russia, will cover all Russian government’s and companies’ websites that are part of Sochi games and anti-Islamic activities.They are all united. And our actions will always demonstrate who we are.

Our latest attack against Russian banks was only a joke as compared to what is coming soon.

We will kill Russia with our successful operations and bury the Russians with a smile.

 

SOURCE: The Gateway Pundit

Rape By Cop Is Only Worth 2 Years

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The end of 2013 brought a measure of closure to a long-running Milwaukee police scandal, though some say the officer — and his cohorts — who repeatedly and illegally shoved his fingers up black male suspects’ anal cavities got off with a light sentence considering the flagrant nature of his abuses.

The ringleader was identified as officer Michael Vagnini, a white man who routinely targeted black males as young as fifteen for sadistic — and blatantly illegal — anal searches.

One victim said that another officer put a gun to his head while Vagnini administered a choke hold, touched his scrotum and fingered his anus. Another man was probed so violently that he bled.
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The Unintended Consequences of Obamacare: Fewer Doctors and Poorer Health Care

The Unintended Consequences of Obamacare: Fewer Doctors and Poorer Health Care

 

THERE ARE MANY OUT THERE WHO ACTUALLY BELIEVE THAT BY WRITING MORE HEALTH CARE INSURANCE POLICIES, THE BETTER MEDICAL CARE WE WILL RECEIVE.  THIS IS ABSOLUTE INSANITY.  SOMETHING AKIN TO JUST LETTING THE PRINTING PRESSES AT TREASURY RUN AMOK IN THE INSANE KEYNESIAN BELIEVE THAT PRINTING MORE MONEY INSURES MORE BUYING POWER FOR THE INDIVIDUAL.  ISSUING MORE INSURANCE POLICES TO MILLIONS OF AMERICANS DOES NOT AND WILL NOT INCREASE THE AVAILABILITY OF DOCTORS OR MEDICAL SERVICE.  ON THE CONTRARY IT COULD HAVE THE OPPOSITE EFFECT.  AT ANY RATE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE SHOWN IN RECENT POLLS THAT THEY WANT NO PART OF OBAMACARE AND THE TOTAL CHAOS THAT WILL FOLLOW.  THANKS TO POLITIFAKE

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Accomplishments

 

So during the 3-1/2 years of World War 2 that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and ended with the Surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, the U.S. produced 151 aircraft carriers, 8 battleships, 48 cruisers, 349 destroyers, 420 destroyer escorts, 203 submarines, 34 million tons of merchant ships, 100,000 fighter aircraft, 98,000 bombers, 24,000 transport aircraft, 58,000 training aircraft, 93,000 tanks, 257,000 artillery pieces, 105,000 mortars, 3,000,000 machine guns, and 2,500,000 military trucks.

 

We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services,  invaded Africa, invaded Sicily and Italy, won the battle for the Atlantic, planned and executed D-Day, marched across the Pacific and Europe, developed the atomic bomb and ultimately conquered Japan and Germany.

 

It’s worth noting, that during the almost exact amount of time, the Obama administration couldn’t build a functioning web site.

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Is Obama A Closet Girly Man

 

IS PRESIDENT OBAMA A CLOSET GIRLY MAN?  SOME LIBERALS MAY FIND THE ABOVE IMAGES SEXIST, HOMOPHOBIC, RACIST OR EVEN MISOGYNISTIC AND ASK WHERE ARE THE IMAGES OF REAGAN AND BUSH THAT SHOW THEM IN THE SAME LIGHT.  WE’VE LOOKED BUT JUST CAN’T FIND THEM.  PRESIDENT OBAMA IS REALLY UNIQUE.  THANKS TO THE LOOKING SPOON