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desertratt

Congress Considers Limiting Pot Prohibition - 0 views

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    Last week Georgia's legislature overwhelmingly approved a bill that allows people suffering from certain medical conditions, including epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, to treat their symptoms with cannabis oil that is low in THC but high in cannabidiol (CBD), a nonpsychoactive compound with considerable medical promise.
claireboes

Study: Largest ever asteroid impact found in Australia - CNN.com - 4 views

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    The devastating event took place on our planet many millions of years ago, but researchers are only now beginning to discover what happened. In a remote part of Central Australia, the two pieces of asteroid left what geophysicists say is the largest impact zone ever found on Earth, spreading over an area 400 kilometers (250 miles) wide.
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    Researchers are unable to find sediment layers in rocks that match debris from this time zone, which they were able to do for the asteroid that is theorized to wipe out the dinosaurs.
rylanrichards

Pence signs bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers - CNN.com - 4 views

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    "We are especially concerned about how this legislation could affect our student-athletes and employees," NCAA President Mark Emmert said in a statement Thursday afternoon. He said the NCAA will "work diligently" to ensure competitors and visitors at next week's Final Four are not "negatively impacted by this bill."
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    Expressing you religion is I think is fair but rejecting gays publicly isn't. It is setting a bad example to our public and generations to come. By allowing the option it's is basically telling others it's ok not reject gays when it's wrong to do.
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    This is just wrong. No human should be sent away if they are willing to spend money at your business, especially if they are gay. People should be free.
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    Religious freedom? The bible says "Love Thy Neighbour", not shame them and deny them for who they are. It also isn't fair that the sports players are effected by one man's decision.
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    I think it is ridiculous that anyone is still being discriminated this kind of stuff. It's something that isn't new, people need to be more open minded and worry so much about what others are doing.
jay_hubbard

Germanwings plane crash: Co-pilot acted deliberately - CNN.com - 3 views

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    Why did Andreas Lubitz turn the jetliner's nose downward, sending it plunging into the French Alps and killing all 150 people aboard? Did he plan his actions? What drove the German national to do that? Those questions and more remained unanswered after the Tuesday crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 headed from Barcelona, Spain, to Dusseldorf, Germany.
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    The pilot Lubitz was sick and not fit to work but kept it a secret from his employer and crashed in the French alpes and its unknown if it was physical or mental condition.
jborwick

Obama's strategy suffers setback in Yemen - CNN.com - 0 views

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    But with Iranian-backed rebels now overrunning the U.S. ally tasked with beating back local al Qaeda affiliates, the nation at the tip of Arabian Peninsula makes a better case study in the approach's limitations. Yemen was the petri dish for Obama's concept of how to fight Islamic extremists with a hybrid warfare of U.S.
peytonjs

Harry Reid retiring - CNN.com - 0 views

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    The fifth-term Nevada Democrat had denied retirement rumors for months, which grew louder after he suffered serious injuries in an exercising accident on New Year's Day. He said in a video posted on Twitter and Youtube that the bruises were "nothing," but added that "this accident has caused us for the first time to have a little bit of downtime ...
desertratt

The State Is Spying on You Right Now. Where's the Outrage? - 3 views

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    Here is a short pop quiz: When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress earlier this month about the parameters of the secret negotiations between the United States and Iran over nuclear weapons and economic sanctions, how did he know what the negotiators were considering?
desertratt

DOJ Investigation Into Ferguson Accidentally Found Something Gov't Doesn't Want Publicized - 2 views

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    By: Alex Tabarrok This post originally appeared at MarginalRevolution.com In Ferguson and the Modern Debtor's Prison I wrote: You don't get $321 in fines and fees and 3 warrants per household from an about-average crime rate.
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    This abuse of power by police officers is just the beginning. It will start at a low level like that and grow until our FBI is arresting people just for suspicion of illegal actions. This needs to be stopped while it's still at a local level.
cschnackel824

Fighting for gay marriage? - 2 views

I just don't see why it matters who someone marries. They wouldn't get in the way. I just don't see why it matters.

Government Politics Gay Marriage

claireboes

Germanwings crash: Plane obliterated - CNN.com - 1 views

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    So far, no one has been able to retrieve any bodies from Germanwings Flight 9525. And conditions for recovery efforts will only get worse Wednesday. Snow is forecast to fall in the French Alps where plane went down a day earlier.
danielaespinoza

Could immigration cause another government shutdown? - CNN.com - 9 views

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    Congressional Republicans are vowing to fight President Barack Obama's plan to make immigration changes through executive action, but they are struggling with how to do that without triggering another government shutdown. The House and Senate need to pass a measure during the lame duck session to fund federal agencies, which will run out of money in mid-December.
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    Obama wants to use his executive power to pass immigration. And the whole other part of the government does not want this and will use all of there tools to stop him!
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    Obama is nearing a final decision on immigration and will use his executive power to pass it and the others don't want that and there trying to not have the government shut down again cuz of it
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    This is an interesting follow up article: 5 Myths of Illegal Immigration. http://money.cnn.com/2014/11/20/news/economy/immigration-myths/index.html
    Some of the fact presented are surprising.
Christopher Daniels

Ferguson police report: Most shocking parts - 5 views

http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/04/politics/ferguson-justice-report-shocking/index.html

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started by Christopher Daniels on 25 Mar 15 no follow-up yet
peytonjs

Rep. King: U.S. Jews are Democrats first, Jewish second - CNN.com - 2 views

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    "Here is what I don't understand, I don't understand how Jews in America can be Democrats first and Jewish second and support Israel along the line of just following their President," King, a hardline conservative from Iowa, said Friday on Boston Herald Radio, "It says this, they're knee-jerk supporters of the President's policy," King said.
desertratt

Should the Majority Rule the Rest of Us? - LewRockwell.com - 5 views

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    The Economist magazine recently published "What's gone wrong with Democracy ... and what can be done to revive it?" The suggestion is that democracy is some kind of ideal for organizing human conduct. That's a popular misconception. The ideal way to organize human conduct is to create a system that maximizes personal liberty for all.
jay_hubbard

United Airlines flight turns around due to unruly passenger - CNN.com - 20 views

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    Man suspected of terrorism on a United flight from Washington to Denver was detained after the plane had to return after the passenger rushed the cockpit yelling 'jihad, jihad, jihad'
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    stupid people do stupid things
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    The actions of the suspect on the plane was uncalled for and the intensions of the suspect are unknown.
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    This sounds like a bad idea for a prank.
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    Sad that someone would do something so stupid to scare people, knowing the past with terrorism and planes.
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    It's scary to think this can happen any where. Just on a plan to Denver this happened. It's also really weird that the man was not arrested.
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    I don't understand this fully but from what it seems a man running towards the cockpit of a plan while also not responding to the flight attendants is something to be alert about. I think those 2 men reacted fairly towards the safety of them selves and others. I think on each planes there should be trained guys like them to protect incase there is something real like that on a plane.
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    I think this guy was definitely on some type of drug to be this stupid. They said he was fidgeting on the ground so I think he was on drugs and had something mentally wrong with him. I'd be intrigued to see if they did blood work on the guy after they took him to jail to see if there was anything in his system or if he was actually trying to commit an act of terror.
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    I found it really weird on how afterwards they didn't arrest him.
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    It sounds like this man might have just been emotionally unstable, considering that after everything happened he started pleading and saying "I'm sorry. I'm so sorry." There could have been medication involved, whether or not it was prescribed or not, and other factors influencing his behavior. It doesn't surprise me that they didn't arrest him quite yet, seeing as he doesn't have any suspicious background or anything of the nature.
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    Its weird that they let him go, though he did not seem to right in the head. Just maybe alittle out there, not sure whats going on. But at the same time, why did they not arrest him.
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    "Jihad" is not a violent concept. It's a miscommunication.
bananaking

Web Domains Held Hostage? - 0 views

In this article, people seem to be making sites that are about Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, however, he only has one real site. http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/23/politics/ted-cruz-president-announc...

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started by bananaking on 24 Mar 15 no follow-up yet
dawsonmantich

Bihar cheating scandal: What parents in India will do for good grades - CNN.com - 2 views

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    Images of parents and family members clambering up school buildings and clinging on window ledges to pass cheat sheets to their children have left authorities in despair.
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    That is unbelievable, it's always mind-boggling to see how other countries are versus our's.
claireboes

Student loan forgiven if you work in public service - 1 views

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    Are you planning on working for a nonprofit or the government? If so, that's a good first step. The program you're hearing about is designed to help ease the burden of skyrocketing tuition costs while encouraging graduates to enter low-paying but socially important "Main Street" jobs -- like teachers, firefighters, nurses, librarians, court clerks, public defenders and EMTs.
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    I like this idea. I think it will help many people that have a lot of debt. Only down side is that you have to pay for the first 10 years of your debt. I feel as you could almost pay off your student loans in ten years.
desertratt

The Death of Free Speech on College Campuses - 6 views

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    One of the truly delightful things about college is that it allows earnest young people to try out all sorts of ridiculous ideas without causing much lasting harm. After graduation, most will grow up and learn how to laugh at their prior selves. (The rest will become professors.)
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    I don't get how doing this is a good thing, it may just cause more issues.
peytonjs

CIA head: U.S. intel has 'robust' knowledge of Iran nuclear capabilities - CNN.com - 2 views

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    "I think they realize that there's going to be tremendous costs and consequences and implications if they were to decide to go for a 'breakout,'" Brennan said on "Fox News Sunday," referring to Iran amassing enough of the materials necessary to build a nuclear bomb rather than use those materials for civil energy.
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