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Dying from a marijuana overdose in Washington and Colorado: weed turns you into a violent criminal

NICK Wing has a GIF showing all of the people who have died after overdosing on pot:


In the US, Attorney General Eric Holder says the Department of Justice would allow Colorado and Washington to create a regime that would regulate and implement the ballot initiatives that legalised the use of marijuana for adults. The two states voted in November 2012 to approve initiatives for legalised marijuana. Problem is that under federal law, weed is illegal. So. Does State law trump national law?

In a word, yes. But Holder says the State must include “strong and effective regulatory and enforcement systems”.

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Posted: 7th, September 2013 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (9) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Eric Holder does not know about IRS but does secretive Obama? Abuse of power round-up and great video

US Attorney General Eric Holder sat before the House Judiciary Committee and told them all the things he does not know. Does he know about the politicising of the Internal Revenue Service? Organisations with “Tea-Party” and “Patriot”  in their names were vetted more than others. The IRS  asked groups to identify their donors and provide print outs of their tweets and Facebook posts.

Does he know why the State subpoenaed phone records of Associated Press reporters? He just doesn’t know.

Dans Milbank:

“In a sense, the two topics that dogged Holder most on Wednesday — the AP phone records and the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups — were one and the same. In both cases, Americans are being punished and intimidated for exercising their right of free expression — by the taxing authorities, in the conservatives’ case, and by federal prosecutors, in the reporters’ case.”

Jim Treacher:

“I stopped watching The Daily Show the day after the ’04 election, because Jon Stewart’s open grief was too much to bear. (I was a different person then.) Plus, once I saw through his Clown Nose Off/Clown Nose On routine — ‘You should listen to me because what I’m saying is important, but I’ll brush off your rebuttal by insisting I’m just a comedian’ — it was like the optical illusion with the cows. It might take you a minute to see it, but once you do, you can’t unsee it. Which just makes this all the more delicious.”

NFL player Evan Mathis, of the Philadelphia Eagles posted a picure of himself pissing on the IRS building.

Evan Mathis IRS

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Posted: 16th, May 2013 | In: Politicians | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0