As high school seniors near graduation, they very often pull senior pranks. One young man in Colorado, however, was suspended from school and banned from graduation because of his prank. The incident caused no damage to the school and was pretty harmless. But, the visual of what he did angered his high school principal so much that she immediately lost it and went on a rampage. His prank? Raising the freedom representing Gadsden flag on the school’s flagpole.
The Examiner reported that on May 9th, Greg Stoneburner replaced the school’s flag with the “Don’t Tread on Me” flag, one that is used by the Tea Party movement as an expression of freedom and the willingness to fight for it.
According a Facebook post by Stoneburner, he was not attempting to push any political affiliation, but was merely trying to “encourage historical and contemporary discussion about our student rights.”
Upon seeing the flag waving in the air with Old Glory, the principal of Central High School, Jodie Diers, went on a rampage yelling to take the flag down. Stoneburner was pulled out of a scholarship breakfast, along with his parents, and told that he was not welcome at Central High and that his prank was ‘a slap in the face’ to the school.
What’s wrong and disturbing about this picture?-You Decide:
Juggalo Couple Arrested In Colorado After Feeding Child Marijuana!-Posted on National Report-On January 4, 2014:
Glenwood Springs, CO–A Colorado couple has been arrested and charged with child abuse after feeding their five-year old daughter large amounts of marijuana. 23-year-old James Dolby and his wife 21-year-old Debbie Dolby were arrested in their Glenwood Springs apartment Friday evening when police officers received a call from a concerned neighbor.
The couple, self-professed “Juggalos”, are being held tonight without bail and are being charged with felony child abuse.
Detective Andrew Donnelly was first on the scene and reported a strong odor of marijuana in the residence. Upon questioning the couple, Mr. Donnelly observed the child in a comatose state and proceeded with arresting the young parents.
The child was taken to Glenwood Springs Community Hospital and tested positive for large amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psycho active chemical in marijuana. The child will be held for further testing and will be released to family members following an evaluation by the Department of Human Services.
Juggalos have earned themselves a reputation as violent criminals, bent on undermining the laws and social values of American culture. The FBI have even officially classified them as a dangerous gang in 2011. Allegedly, fans of the rap group Insane Clown Posse are also responsible for the manufacturing of much harder narcotics such as methamphetamine. Police officials are still unsure if the couple are involved in any of the other gang related activities that Juggalos are known for.
The arrest comes just days after Colorado opened it’s doors to the legal distribution of recreational marijuana. Many in the area fear this will not be the last case of child abuse related to the legalization of the drug.
Feds Raid Colorado Pot Shop!-Posted on National Report-On January 4, 2013:
New York to be 21st state to allow medical marijuana!-Posted on CBS News-By Associated Press-On January 5, 2014:
World’s first legal recreational marijuana sales begin in Colorado!-Posted on The Denver Post-By John Ingold-On January 1, 2013:
In a historic swirl of commerce and cannabis, the world’s first stores licensed to sell marijuana legally to anyone 21 or older opened in Colorado on Wednesday.
From Telluride to Denver, thousands of people cheerfully stood in lines for hours to buy legal marijuana after presenting nothing more than identification.
Marijuana activists hailed the day as a watershed in their effort to overturn anti-cannabis laws. Store owners — several of whom said the turnout exceeded even their own ambitious expectations — feared running out of supply.
Police reported no problems with the crowds, and government officials marveled at the calm.
“It’s 8 a.m.,” she said. “I’m going to do it.”
The first customer was 32-year-old Sean Azzariti, an Iraq war veteran who campaigned for marijuana legalization and said he uses cannabis to alleviate symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Under a canopy of cameras, Azzariti bought an eighth of an ounce of the marijuana strain Bubba Kush and a package of marijuana-infused candy truffles.
“We did it!” a beaming Azzariti said at the end of the purchase.
The cost was $59.74, including $10.46 in tax. At the bottom of the receipt was the message “Thank you for your purchase!”
“I’m confident these businesses will perform and be a good example of how states can regulate marijuana,” activist Mason Tvert said just prior to the store’s first purchase. “Today, there will be people around the country buying marijuana. But only in Colorado will they be buying it in stores like this one.”
Concerns of foes
Opponents of legalization bemoaned the day as the beginning of what will be a disastrous venture for Colorado. Drug-treatment professionals said recreational sales will lead to increases in marijuana addiction among adults and kids. They compared the nascent recreational marijuana industry to the tobacco and liquor industries and said they expected it to spawn similar harms.
Kevin Sabet, a former White House drug-policy adviser, said that Wednesday marks the dawn of “Big Marijuana.”
“In any addictive industry, such as this one, the only way to make money is off of addiction,” he said Tuesday.
While marijuana sales remain illegal under federal law, no place in the world — not even Amsterdam — has gone as far as Colorado to legalize and regulate sales of marijuana. The law allows state residents to buy up to an ounce of marijuana and out-of-state residents a quarter-ounce.
Later this year, Washington state will launch a marijuana industry similar to Colorado’s. The U.S. Department of Justice has decided not to block legalization in either state, so long as the states implement strict regulations on the stores.
In a statement Wednesday, Colorado U.S. Attorney John Walsh said federal authorities “will be monitoring Colorado’s efforts to regulate marijuana closely.”
“Colorado’s system is still very much a work in progress,” he said.
Investigators from the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division made compliance checks at stores throughout the day. In Denver, city officials kept an eye on things, too.
Denver City Councilman Charlie Brown said he was “pleasantly surprised” by the large, mellow crowd he encountered during a visit to Medicine Man dispensary in Denver, where lines wrapped around the building and into a parking lot.
“It’s kind of a relief, frankly,” he said. “This could have gone a lot of different ways. So far, so good.”
“What I love about it,” Denver Councilman Albus Brooks said, “is the peacefulness of the crowd ... and the diversity.”
Denver police said they issued two citations for public marijuana consumption, although a spokesman couldn’t say whether those tickets were connected to marijuana sales.
A night-long drive In Telluride, Lucas DaSilva of Georgia drove through the night and slept in his car with his dog, Marley, before settling at the front door of the Telluride Green Room about dawn. A few hours later, he emerged from the store $180 lighter but holding 6 grams — about one-fifth of an ounce — of African Queen, Acapulco Gold and Bubble Gum strains of cannabis and several marijuana-infused edibles.
“I’m at a loss for words,” he said, then, with arms outstretched, yelled, “Happy New Year!” — prompting cheers from the line.
“This is history I just made,” he said. “I can’t believe it. Such a blessing.”
At 8 a.m., the lines of customers outside most stores were fairly short, but they lengthened as the day went on. By midafternoon, customers at BotanaCare in Northglenn said they waited as long as five hours to make their purchases. At LoDo Wellness, in Denver, the line stretched down the block, with a wait of about three hours.
Building owner Donald Andrews gazed at the line and called out, “It is a thing of beauty!”
A jump in pricesStores were charging $30 to $50 — and sometimes more — for an eighth of an ounce of marijuana, which is slightly to significantly higher than prices for medical marijuana. At least one store had increased its prices for opening day. For fear of running out on opening day, several stores, including 3D Cannabis, imposed added limits on how much customers could buy.
Standing in line outside 3D Cannabis, though, Brandon Harris, 24, didn’t much care about the price, the limits or the wait. He and friend Tyler Williams, also 24, said they had driven 20 hours straight from Cincinnati to be in Denver for the first day of sales. Now that they’re here, Harris said, they’re not going back home.
“We’re staying,” he said. “We’re going to become residents.”
Staff writers Sadie Gurman, Steve Raabe, Zahira Torres, Eric Gorski and Jason Blevins contributed to this report.
Colorado governor signs recreational marijuana regulations into law!-Posted on Reuters-By KEITH COFFMAN-On May 28, 2013:
(Reuters) - Governor John Hickenlooper on Tuesday signed into law measures to regulate the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado, including blood-level limits for motorists and setting up a voter referendum to impose a tax on the non-medical sale of cannabis.
Colorado House of Representatives Assistant Majority Leader Dan Pabon said the legislation reflected the “will of the voters” who charged lawmakers with setting up the regulatory system after approving legalization in a vote last November.
One of the bills signed by Hickenlooper calls for a referendum in November on setting a 15 percent excise tax and an additional 10 percent sales tax on marijuana sales.
Other measures included in the legislative package are setting blood limits for driving while under the influence of marijuana at 5 nanograms per milliter, and limiting purchases of marijuana to non-Colorado residents at one-quarter of an ounce.
“The laws ... signed today put the health and safety of our kids front and center,” said Pabon, a Democrat. “They drive a stake into the heart of a large black market while creating a regulated, legitimate industry.”
House Republican leader Mark Waller, who sponsored the driving-under-the-influence legislation, said Colorado is in “new and foreign territory” in implementing its marijuana laws and it was vital to add a public safety component.
“Equipping law enforcement with the tools they need to ensure people make safe decisions behind the wheel is critical to maximizing public safety,” he said.
Voters in Washington state also approved legalizing recreational marijuana use last November.
Mason Tvert, spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project, which ran the campaign for the Colorado pot legalization ballot initiative, said it is “only a matter of time” before other states follow the lead of Colorado and Washington.
He said Colorado’s retail marijuana stores were expected to open in early 2014.
Colorado and Washington are among nearly 20 states and the District of Columbia that allow the use of medical marijuana. The federal government still lists it as a dangerous narcotic and it remains illegal under federal law to take the drug for any purpose.
After the Colorado legislature passed the bills, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Denver said the Justice Department was considering what its response will be to the marijuana legalization movement.
In Washington state, the Liquor Control Board is required to establish regulations for the state’s recreational marijuana industry. Earlier this month the agency released a set of draft rules that said marijuana must be grown indoors and tested for contaminants and potency. Licenses to grow, process and sell the drug would each cost $1,000 per year on top of a $250 application fee under the proposed guidelines.
(Editing by Dan Whitcomb and Bill Trott)
SOROS REMAKES AMERICA INTO NARCO NATION!-Posted on News With Views-By Cliff Kincaid-On December 7, 2012:
As more states embrace legalization of marijuana—a pet cause of George Soros for decades—the British publication The Independent has published a groundbreaking series of articles by journalist Patrick Cockburn on how his son went insane smoking the drug.
Cockburn and his son Henry, who was treated for psychosis and partially recovered, have written an article in which Patrick Cockburn is quoted as saying his son played Russian roulette with cannabis “and lost.”
Henry, who smoked marijuana daily for seven years and was in mental hospitals for about eight years as a result, says, “When I reached a mental hospital, called St Martin’s, I spent three hours walking around the lunch tables trying to listen to my shoes. I thought my shoes were talking to me.”
Patrick Cockburn spent months speaking to the experts in the field and reports on the substantial evidence linking sustained marijuana use with mental illness. One expert, Sir William Paton, professor of pharmacology at Oxford University, reveals “that even limited social use of cannabis could precipitate schizophrenia in people who previously had no psychological problems,” and noted that “smoking a single joint could induce schizophrenia-like symptoms such as hallucinations, paranoia and fragmented thought processes.”
“Three-quarters of consumers may take cannabis with no ill effect but the remaining quarter, the genetically vulnerable, play Russian roulette,” Cockburn says.
The added significance of the series of articles by Patrick Cockburn is that he is a left-wing media figure—the son of Marxist author Claud Cockburn—and might be predisposed to believe that marijuana is, as the liberal media constantly tell us, a relatively harmless drug or a substance with “medical” qualities. But he knows the harm it causes firsthand through what it did to his son.
AIM noted back in 2004, in a special report on George Soros, the main financier behind the drug legalization movement, that although marijuana is depicted by the media as a “soft” drug, it has “extremely negative consequences.” The book, Marijuana and Madness, cites studies and evidence from around the world, some of it going back 40 years, linking the use of marijuana to mental illnesses, including schizophrenia and psychosis.
In a previous article for the left-wing publication Counterpunch, Patrick Cockburn took issue with a report from the Global Commission on Drug Policy which played down the dangers associated with marijuana. “They fail to make clear that for people genetically susceptible to psychosis the risks involved in taking cannabis may be lethally high,” he noted. “Cigarettes and alcohol, whatever harm they cause, do not, at a young age, send you mad.”
The Global Commission on Drug Policy is funded by the Open Society Institute of George Soros.
In this country, the case of Pentagon shooter John Patrick Bedell stands out as a case study of the harmful effects of the drug. Bedell, who shot and wounded two guards at the Pentagon in March of 2010, was a psychotic pothead who hated a government that he believed was standing in the way of his desire to use, grow and glorify marijuana. He virtually worshipped the drug. “I’m a cannabis enthusiast,” he proclaimed.
John Podesta, head of the Soros-funded Center for American Progress (CAP), had suggested on ABC News that the taxing and legalization of marijuana on a national basis could be a way to pay for Obama’s health care plan.
“The pro-cannabis lobby says that the so-called ‘war on drugs’ has failed and legalization or regulation should be tried, though critics argue that no government would ever license a drug that sends at least two percent of its consumers insane,” Cockburn reports.
In the first of Cockburn’s articles, “Is this the ‘tobacco moment’ for cannabis?,” the veteran foreign correspondent suggests a connection between marijuana use and psychotic episodes that is comparable to the scientific recognition that tobacco smoking causes lung cancer and other illnesses.
In addition to the dangers of mental illness, Cockburn notes that a major study finds a drop in intelligence associated with heavy marijuana use.
Cockburn’s articles on the link between marijuana and mental illness become increasingly relevant as the public in the U.S. comes to grips with the fact that voters in the states of Washington and Colorado on November 6 passed ballot measures legalizing marijuana, in violation of federal law. Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette has introduced federal legalization that would amend the Controlled Substances Act to assert that federal law does not preempt state laws.
In response, a group called Save Our Society From Drugs, has said, “Many concerned citizens, community groups, law enforcement agencies and elected officials are concerned how these laws will impact their communities, states and the nation, and are urging the Obama Administration to take action by clearly communicating and enforcing federal drug policies.”
The group added, “Keeping marijuana illegal is a treaty obligation under the 1961 International Convention on Narcotic Drugs and is supported by the two other Conventions: the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Drugs and the 1988 Anti-Trafficking Convention. Allowing state marijuana laws to supersede federal drug laws violates our treaty obligations.”
It said, “Marijuana legalization will significantly impact our environment, school scores and drop-out rates, accident and vehicle fatality rates, employee productivity, and healthcare and treatment costs.”
But the Soros-funded Drug Policy Alliance is rallying behind the DeGette bill, saying it would “end federal marijuana prohibition and allow states to set their own marijuana policy without federal interference.”
The Hidden Soros Agenda: Drugs, Money, the Media, and Political Power!-Posted on Accuracy In Media-By Cliff Kincaid-On October 27, 2004:
How many times have we heard or read stories about Vice President Dick Cheney’s old firm, Halliburton, and its alleged influence over the government? A public company with more than 100,000 employees, Halliburton had revenues of $13 billion in 2001. However, George Soros is a human Halliburton who will be in a position if John Kerry is elected president to pull the strings. He is reportedly worth $7.2 billion. But his role in buying the White House for John Kerry has received generally positive coverage. Soros, we’re told, is a “philanthropist” committed to “democracy.” The Republican Party, by contrast, is supposed to be run by fat cats and Big Business, such as those at Halliburton.
Soros may be the biggest political fat cat of all time. Convicted in France of insider trading, Soros specializes in weakening or collapsing the currencies of entire nations for his own selfish interests. He is known as the man who broke the Bank of England. His power is such that his statements alone can cause currencies to go up or down. Other people suffer so he can get rich. But journalists don’t want to examine the questionable means by which he achieved his wealth because they share his goal of electing Kerry and the Democrats. Curiously, once he made his fortune he became a global socialist, endorsing global taxes on the very means he employed to get rich ? international currency speculation and manipulation.
The media consistently ignore the fact that this so-called “philanthropist” has had several brushes with the law as he has laid siege to national economies and currencies. Hard-working U.S. businessmen understand how Soros has made his money. In protesting a Soros appearance hosted by the University of Toledo, Edwin J. Nagle III, president and CEO of the Nagle Companies, highlighted “the immoral and unethical means by which he achieved his wealth.” He added, “I certainly didn’t see included in his bio the stories on how he collapsed whole country’s currencies for his own self interests so that many may suffer.”
Here, Soros signed a consent decree in United States District Court, in a Securities and Exchange Commission case involving stock manipulation, and was fined $75,000 by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for holding positions “in excess of speculative limits.” Stories about Soros rarely, if ever, mention any of his legal problems.
George Soros’ real crusade: Legalizing marijuana in the U.S!-Posted on The Washington Times-By Kelly Riddell, The Washington Times-On April 2, 2014:
Billionaire philanthropist George Soros hopes the U.S. goes to pot, and he is using his money to drive it there.
With a cadre of like-minded, wealthy donors, Mr. Soros is dominating the pro-legalization side of the marijuana debate by funding grass-roots initiatives that begin in New York City and end up affecting local politics elsewhere.
Through a network of nonprofit groups, Mr. Soros has spent at least $80 million on the legalization effort since 1994, when he diverted a portion of his foundation’s funds to organizations exploring alternative drug policies, according to tax filings.
His spending has been supplemented by Peter B. Lewis, the late chairman of Progressive Insurance Co. and an unabashed pot smoker who channeled more than $40 million to influence local debates, according to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. The two billionaires’ funding has been unmatched by anyone on the other side of the debate.
Mr. Soros also donates annually to the American Civil Liberties Union, which in turn funds marijuana legalization efforts, and he has given periodically to the Marijuana Policy Project, which funds state ballot measures.
Lewis, who died in November, donated to legalization efforts in his name and through the ACLU and the Marijuana Policy Project, on which he served as the chairman of the board. Lewis‘ estate declined to comment for this article.
“The pro-legalization movement hasn’t come from a groundswell of the people. A great deal of its funding and fraud has been perpetrated by George Soros and then promoted by celebrities,” said John Walters, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy under George W. Bush. “The truth is under attack, and it’s an absolutely dangerous direction for this country to be going in.”
Mr. Soros‘ Open Society Foundations have annual assets of more than $3.5 billion, a pool from which he can dole out grants to pet projects, according to 2011 tax returns, the most recent on file for his charitable organizations.
David and Charles Koch, the billionaire brothers who often are cited for their conservative influence, had $308 million tied up in their foundation and institute in 2011.
Mr. Soros did not respond to a request to be interviewed.
‘A question of when’
In his book “Soros on Soros: Staying Ahead of the Curve,” he said the U.S. policy of criminalizing drug use rather than treating it as a medical problem is so ill-conceived that “the remedy is often worse than the disease.”
Although Mr. Soros didn’t outline an alternative in his book, he wrote that he could imagine legalizing some of the less-harmful drugs and directing the money saved from the criminal justice system to treatment.
“Like many parents and grandparents, I am worried about young people getting into trouble with marijuana and other drugs. The best solution, however, is honest and effective drug education,” Mr. Soros said in a 2010 op-ed in The Wall Street Journal. “Legalizing marijuana may make it easier for adults to buy marijuana, but it can hardly make it any more accessible to young people. I’d much rather invest in effective education than ineffective arrest and incarceration.”
“Drug use, the use of any substance, is a health issue and we shouldn’t be throwing people in jail for health issues,” said Bill Piper, the alliance’s director of national affairs in Washington. “The No. 1 reason why people with substance abuse disorders don’t seek help is because they’re afraid of getting arrested.
“From a constitutional and legal perspective, states can legalize marijuana if they want, and there’s nothing the federal government can do,” he said. “State after state decided to end the prohibition of alcohol and forced the federal government to change federal law.
“What we’re going to see over next decade is states repel marijuana prohibition and then the federal government following suit. It’s not a question of whether it’s going to happen; it’s a question of when.”
Drug Policy Alliance Executive Director Ethan Nadelmann said in an email that funding levels from Mr. Soros “have bounced around a bit over the years but it’s roughly $4 million per year (i.e., 1/3) of DPA’s general operating budget.”
“Other funding comes from other wealthy individuals (including quite a number who agree with Soros on little apart from drug policy), foundations and about 25,000 people making smaller contributions through the mail and Internet,” Mr. Nadelmann said in the email.
Mr. Soros and Lewis, with help from the Drug Policy Alliance and Marijuana Policy Project, helped 2012 ballot initiatives that legalized the recreational use of marijuana in Washington state and Colorado. Federal law still outlaws possession, use, sale and distribution of the drug.
Mr. Soros, Lewis and their various nonprofits provided 68 percent of the funding that went to New Approach to Washington, the group that mobilized signatures to get the initiative on the state ballot and then promoted it.
The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, a grass-roots group that supported pot legalization in Colorado, was established by the Marijuana Policy Project and was 67 percent funded by nonprofits associated with the two billionaires. The campaign then bankrolled Moms and Dads for Marijuana Regulation, a seemingly unassociated group of pro-legalization parents that in reality consisted of only a billboard and a press release, according to state election records.
“The other side has so much money, it’s incredible, and the bulk of it is coming from a handful of people who want to change public policy,” said Calvina Fay, executive director of Save Our Society From Drugs, whose organization was the largest donor to Smart Colorado, the initiative opposed to legalization.
“When we look at what we’ve been able to raise in other states, they raise millions. We’re lucky if we can raise $100,000. It’s been a process of basically brainwashing the public. They run ads, put up billboards, get high-profile celebrity support and glowing media coverage. If you can repeat a lie often enough, the people believe,” Ms. Fay said.
Other states line up
Mason Tvert, co-director and spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project’s Colorado campaign, disagrees.
“There simply is no grass-roots support for maintaining marijuana prohibition,” he said. “Anyone who suggests otherwise is just not paying attention. They’re railing against a public policy that most Americans support.”
“Not that we would turn away Mr. Soros‘ money in the future,” he said. “There are countless people that want to make marijuana legal, but only so many people who can afford to make it possible.”
Those people are turning out to make the 2014 election cycle look much like the 2012 cycle in Colorado and Washington, state election records show.
- In Alaska, the grass-roots Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol has emerged with the help of funding from the Marijuana Policy Project, which gave the campaign its first big contribution of $210,000.
If history repeats itself, then a few months before the election in Alaska, the Drug Policy Action group, the political arm of Mr. Soros‘ Drug Policy Alliance, will start contributing hundreds of thousands of dollars to help fund a media blitz and drive voters to polls to help support the measure.
- In Oregon, New Approach Oregon has collected enough signatures to get a legalization initiative on the ballot and has cashed its first checks: $96,000 from Lewis before he died last year and $50,000 from Mr. Soros‘ Drug Policy Alliance, according to state election records.
- In Florida, Mr. Soros has teamed up with multimillionaire and Democratic fundraiser John Morgan to donate more than 80 percent of the money to get medical marijuana legalization on the ballot through its initiative “United for Care, People United for Medical Marijuana.”
Calls to Tim Morgan, John Morgan’s brother who is handling press inquiries, were not returned.
The Marijuana Policy Project and Mr. Soros‘ Drug Policy Alliance aim to support full legalization measures in 2016 in Arizona and California — where they have funded and won ballot initiatives for medical marijuana use — and in Massachusetts, Maine, Montana and Nevada, Mr. Tvert said.
The Marijuana Policy Project also is “focusing a lot of time and resources passing bills” in Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, where it considers legalized marijuana to be a realistic prospect in the next few years, he said.
Mr. Soros also is putting money into studies that show economic benefits from marijuana legalization.
In Colorado, the Drug Policy Alliance helped bankroll the Colorado Center on Law and Policy’s study that found marijuana legalization could generate as much as $100 million in state revenue after five years. That research was widely considered to have influenced the election.
Calls and emails to ACLU headquarters in New York were not returned, but its website says that “removing criminal penalties for marijuana offenses will reduce the U.S. prison population and more effectively protect the public and promote public health.”
Last year, Mr. Soros, via donations from his Open Society Foundation and the Drug Policy Alliance, helped fund Uruguay’s effort to become the first country to legalize the commercialization of pot. He also offered to pay for a study to evaluate the ramifications of the experimental legislation, which he has said will reduce overall drug use and help fight illegal drug trade, according to news reports.
Senators Unveil Bill To Legalize Federal Medical Marijuana!-Posted on Freedom Outpost-By Jonah Bennett-On March 11, 2015:
Letter to our NM U.S. Representative Michelle Lujan-Grisham (re: Shadow Party’s alleged agenda to take down America)!-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On February 13, 2015:
Obama is the Manifestation of a Multi-Generational Soviet Plot to Destroy America!-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On April 2, 2014:
Brainwashing in America: ‘WHY FEW DARE CALL IT CONSPIRACY”! (Part 1)-Posted On Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On March 21, 2014:
Who Is George Soros?
Who owns our supposedly fair and balanced airwaves and news outlets?
Americans – Like Nazi Germans – Don’t Notice that All of Our Rights Are Slipping Away (Part 21)!-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On March 8, 2014:
Letter To My NM U.S. Senator Regarding George Soros’ Anti-American Agendas!-Posted on We The People USA-ByJake Martinez-On August 9, 2011:
Letter To My NM U.S. Congressman Regarding George Soros’ Anti-American Agendas!-Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez-On August 10, 2011:
Nearly 80 percent don’t trust the government!
Where Is America Today?
Is it time to call for Obama’s resignation!
Washington Times Calls for Obama’s Impeachment!
A Republic, If You Can Keep It!
The Fightin Side of Me!
When Injustice Becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty!
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“Food For Thought”
Hello: When Are Americans Going To Wake Up?-God Bless America!
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A kiss is just a kiss unless you are a six-year-old in first grade in Colorado Springs, Colorado. If a six year old boy is caught kissing a six-year old girl then being suspended from school can be the least of the child and his parents’ worries.
This is exactly what happened to six year old Hunter Yelton, who according to Fox News was given a two-day suspension from his Lincoln School of Science and Technology for placing a kiss on a young girl’s hand and another on her cheek. One of the very real concerns that his parents have to be truly worried about is if this will be filed in his permanent school record as a sexual harassment punishment.
The political correctness police have to be frothing at the mouth on this one, because the innocence of childhood has somehow been buried and replaced with school officials who have to monitor every single little display of affection by a child despite the innocence of the act. So just where is the line between childhood innocence and a negative reactionary permanent record?
A child clinical psychologist at UCCS told KRDO-TV News channel 13 that the behavior of six year olds kissing a little girl on the cheek, “would be normal behavior.” Sandy Wurtele who is an expert on childhood sexual development as well as the prevention of childhood sexual abuse was surprised that the school actually suspended Hunter.
What is happening to children in Hunter’s case and others across the nation is troubling because on one hand you have Hollywood movies and cartoon characters that display all sorts of mixed messages about what was once inappropriate behavior but not considered normal. Movies and television shows which embrace gay parenting and gay relationships as acceptable are becoming the norm. Even school curriculum subjects are adopting gay parenting in their curriculum not as an option but as a mandatory requirement.
Fast review in committee of Colorado House Bill 11-1290
Friday, Colorado House Bill 11-1290 was introduced. The Colorado Statesman explained that it might be debated soon. The installment loans origination fee of $20 per $100 loaned for the first $300 and $15 per $100 loaned for the next $200 up to a maximum of $500 loaned nets loan companies up to $75. A finance charge of 45 percent is allowed also in accordance with Colorado law. Another $7.50 maintenance fee per $100 lent per month is also allowed.
As two-week pay day loans can no longer be offered in Colorado, loan providers argue that being able to charge a full origination fee as HB 11-1290 stipulates is necessary for survival.
HB 10-1351 and HB 11-1290 sponsors argue
The legislation has 10 co-sponsors in the House, including Rep. Sue Schafer, D-Wheat Ridge, who voted “no” on HB 10-1351, also as Rep. Ed Casso, D-Commerce City, who favored HB 10-1351. U.S. Senate sponsors consist of other anti-HB-1351 legislators for instance Sen. Mary Hodge, D-Brighton, and Sen. Lois Tochtrop, D-Adams County.
Technical correction or incentive to re-borrow?
Supporters of Colorado House Bill 11-1290 maintain the origination fee change is merely a technical correction to the provisions of last year's HB 10-1351. Bell Policy Center’s Rich Jones doesn't agree. He says:
“It's an incentive for the lenders to get customers to pay off their loans early and then take out more loans,” Jones told the Statesman Friday.
State Bill Info
'Steering Colorado's economy back on course'
Big East Tournament Teams
Prove Unworthy in NCAA Battles
It was a stupid, stupid thing to do and the results were highly predictable. “It” in this case was the lunacy of the NCAA’s selection committee on Selection Sunday putting eleven Big East teams into the NCAA 2011 Men’s Basketball Tournament and top-seeding two of those teams (one at #1 and another at #2). The Big East has done nothing to justify that kind of reverence from the selection committee; and more importantly, history predicted they would do little.
Given that the Big East’s track record in the 2010 tournament was a combined record of 8-8 futility from its eight entrants and none of them made the Final Four -- one can only regard this year's selection committee as eaters of loco weed. At present, only the Big East Champion UConn Huskies and the under-rated Marquette Golden Eagles are still in the NCAA hunt. Some mighty good teams like Colorado, Cleveland State, Missouri State, and Harvard had to stay at home because the selection committee decided that mediocre teams from the Big East were more exciting and more competitive than strong teams from other areas.
Rajjpuut suggests that the selection committee stifle its erection for the Big East and adjust their thinking in terms of fairness. For example, in a 16-team league only the top seven teams should qualify at a maximum; in a 12-team league only the top 5 qualify at max; in a ten team league a maximum of four qualifiers; and a maximum of three qualifiers from an eight-team league. The play of Butler (from the always ignored Horizon League), to name just one upset-hungry fivesome, both this year and last shows that the top teams in some of the lesser-reputed conferences deserve far more respect . . . and that goes for tough runner-ups in those conferences. Green Bay-born Rajjpuut, for one believes that Colorado would have easily handed every Big East entrant except for U. Conn its head had they been allowed into the tournament. The Big East largely sucked this year and last, the only question is “Why?”**
Ya’all live long, strong and ornery,
** Rajjpuut suggests that teams that are struggling for high positions in their conferences gain a certain edge that mediocre teams never get. Certainly teams in 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th place in an over-rated conference have little to brag about. Only two of the Big East losses have been to other Big East teams this year.
“I’m sure Colorado women are thrilled that if Buck gets pregnant from rape or incest he will deliver regardless of any threats to his health. No man under any circumstances can gain by supporting abortion repeal . . . .”
3rd Party TEA Partyism
Works in Obama’s
and Progressives’ Favor
Since one of America’s two major parties, the Republicans, is ostensibly a conservative party fiscally and Constitutionally, it’s not at all surprising that since 1860, national 3rd parties throughout history have uniformly been unsuccessful and even counterproductively helpful** to liberals. Surprise, surprise some phases of today’s TEA Party movement seem to be stabbing conservativism in the back. The Obama administration is favorably impressed . . . .
As Rajjpuut first warned some eight months back, except in highly unusual circumstances, extensive TEA Party involvement prior to the primaries is a very, very bad idea. Let the political process play out and then play kingmaker, that is the winning strategy. Rajjpuut has repeatedly suggested that the TEA Party spend its efforts helping voters learn about the party’s Contract from America and then (only after candidates are selected) picking the most conservative candidate if he/she displays the requisite integrity. The biggest single failing beside becoming a conservative-killing third party? Stunning and deafening silence on the Contract from America. In other words, Rajjpuut suggests the TEA Party is not only losing its way, it’s often blocking America’s way as well. Ah, me . . . . Let’s talk specifics . . . .
Here in Colorado we face two extraordinarily fouled up elections, for governor and senator, made extraordinarily favorable for liberal candidates and extraordinarily frustrating for conservative voters. The TEA Party Express (whom Rajjpuut suspects was created by Harry Reid initially to ensure he faced the weakest possible opposition in Nevada: Sharon Angle) has backed an ignoramus named Ken Buck. Buck rather than concentrating on fiscal and
Constitutional conservativism; his opponent’s pathetic record; and the Contract from America . . . has preferred to talk about abortion regardless of incest, rape, or threats to the health of the mother . . . I’m sure Colorado women are thrilled that if Buck gets pregnant from rape or incest he will deliver regardless of any threats to his health. Since no man can get pregnant, no man under any circumstances can gain by hypocritically supporting abortion repeal . . . .” Rajjpuut reminds all conservative politicians that abortion is, unfortunately, the law of the land and unnecessarily bringing up a losing argument (and, in Buck’s specifics, bringing up a questionable moral argument) is just plain stupid and an easy way to lose women voters in droves.
Buck has also gone out of his way to unnecessarily give his opponent strong sound bites of “Buck threatening Social Security” and “Buck for changing the way Colorado Senators are selected” . . . regardless of the merits of those last two arguments, it never makes sense to step outside of a winning formula. This year the winning formula for conservatives is 1) Contract for America and fiscal and Constitutional conservativism 2) Obama 3) the record of the Democrats in Congress 4) specific weaknesses of their particular opponent . . . . Buck, unfortunately has a grand canyon for a mouth and just loves to hear himself talk. Mr. Buck could still win, but under any other circumstances than the anti-Obama revolt in place this year, Buck would be UNelectable. If somehow Buck is elected Colorado will boast a numbskull in the U.S. Senate. Needless to say, his big government, big taxes, big spending opponent Bennett is properly committed to Obama’s Marxist agenda . . . fine choice we have for senator in Colorado, eh?
Meanwhile, the TEA Party has twice gotten involved in the Colorado governor’s race and both involvements have been a mistake. A totally unvetted candidate, Dan Maes, who’d never held political office excited the TEA Party before he’d proven electable without them. Maes became the Republican candidate. Right there an ethical problem arises, why should Republicans then fund the campaign of someone basically nominated by another political party? In any case, Maes had a lot of baggage and it soon spilled out onto the sidewalk one lie and one scandal after another. So the TEA Party Express comes to town supporting one Tom Tancredo as an Independent running for guv. Tancredo is the eternal Colorado gadfly, who, like Buck, believes in the old out-dated Moral Majority litmus test. Just today, the Republican Party in Colorado removed its support for Maes which has to be demoralizing for Colorado conservatives. If Maes drops out, which he has vowed NOT to do, perhaps Tancredo can win. Since Tancredo, like Buck appears to be a cretin, that would be a mixed blessing at best.
From Nevada where ditsy Sharron Angle who, with the TEA Party Express’ help, defeated two electable candidates and gives Harry Reid a good chance at re-election; to Connecticut where the TEA Party Express-supported candidacy of Christine O’Donnell appears to have dethroned a winning bet^^ for November. . . the ignorance of TEA Party pre-primary election involvement is well-documented and regrettable; and likely to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat for the progressive Dems.
Ya’ll live long, strong and ornery,
**only in one instance, Teddy Roosevelt’s Progressive (Bull Moose) Party in 1912, has any third party gotten as close as a losing 2nd place in a national election. In 1912 and in virtually all other instances, the presence of a vote-splitting conservative option has guaranteed victory for liberal candidates, specifically the Democrats involved. In Rajjpuut’s memory only the 1968 candidacy of George Wallace with the American Independent Party was not harmful to the conservative cause . . . why? because Richard Nixon was regarded as a moderate or even semi-progressive Republican in a race against further left-leaning Hubert Humphrey. The havoc created in state and local elections by third parties is not quite as predictable, but third party conservatives are a most welcome sight for Democrats.
^^ Castle, a progressive Republican, appeared to be a shoo-in in Connecticut and very popular. The winning strategy would have been to talk directly to Mr. Castle about the Contract from America. If he pledged to change his spots and support the Contract, then you support him until he proves unworthy of trust.
Colorado Gubenatorial Candidate Hickenlooper
Shows Poor Judgment in Indirectly
Funding Recreate ’68 and Colorado ACORN
Gubenatorial candidate and Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper’s 23- year association with the ultra-radical Chinook Fund has given ammunition to his Republican opponent Dan Maes as one questionable decision after another has been exposed. Hickenlooper was one of the founders of the Chinook Fund in 1987 and he’s given tens of thousands of dollars to the fund over the years. He refuses to say if he’s still connected with Chinook at present.
Chinook has donated more than $2 million in just the past 20 years to various Colorado non-profit agencies. Some of the recipients work with the homeless and mentally ill, others seem too radical to believe. For some examples . . . .
Colorado ACORN is part of the greater national organization that has undermined the nation’s financial stability by shaking down home lenders to force unwise loans to people lacking ID; lacking jobs; lacking income other than foodstamps; lacking reasonable credit ratings; lacking even rental history; welfare recipients; and other unworthy borrowers including illegal aliens. ACORN both in Colorado and across the nation has been infamous for massive involvement in voter fraud.
Transform Columbus Day Alliance a group supporting the Colorado American Indian Movement (AIM) is mired firmly in the past, seeking to “transform the ‘racist’ celebration” of the life of Christopher Columbus.
Somos America is a group mainly campaigning for the “rights” of illegal Hispanic immigrants in Colorado and has called upon Latinos and other Coloradoans to boycott Budweiser Beer because the brewery’s distributor Hensley Beverages Co. contributed to state lawmakers who voted for the Arizona Illegal Immigration Law.
HARM Reduction Action Center is a group which enables drug users in Denver rather than seeking to help them stay clean.
Recreate ‘68 is a very radical organization which besides war protests, harrassed, intimidated and annoyed Delegates to the 2008 Democratic National Convention held in Denver during August, 2008. Their name was taken from the massive and ugly student-led riots and police counter-actions in Chicago in 1968 both inside and especially outside the Democratic Conventions. Aligned with the Colorado ACLU, Recreate ‘68 spent most of its time complaining about the heavy Denver police presence which they said “deprived our protesters of their 1st Amendment rights to freedom of speech and freedom of expression.” Since Hickenlooper was ostensibly doing everything possible to ensure a smooth-running DNC in the city he serves as mayor, his charity’s long-standing association with radical groups such as those mentioned and especially with Recreate ’68 seems a product of questionable judgment at best. Hickenlooper refused to disavow Chinook, Recreate ’68 or any of the other groups that Chinook subsidizes.
The mayor has found himself dogged by many improprieties and annoying revelations of late . . . apparent preferential treatment his restaurant received in cases involving liquor violations and frequent hiring of illegal alien workers have not gone down well with the voters. But the two most high-profile situations are the loss of 31,000 jobs in Denver as Hickenlooper oversaw tax hikes and made Denver a “sanctuary city” bringing thousands of illegal aliens to town to exploit Denver city services. The Chinook, and particularly the Recreate ’68, donations raise deep questions of judment. How does a politician promise to execute a flawless national convention while donating money to people who’s stated interest is to disrupt and villify the convention and the conventioneers? But Hickenlooper’s connection to the utterly corrupt ACORN organization bent upon Cloward-Piven tactics and strategies to undermine the nation’s economy and advance marxist goals shows the man’s real character.
Ya’ll live long, strong and ornery,
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