Politics

Uruguay unveils plans to allow government to sell marijuana

marijuana leaf

Uruguay’s national government has said it plans to send a bill to Congress that would allow it to sell marijuana, making it the first country in the world to do so. Under the plan, only the government would be allowed to sell marijuana and only to adults who register on …

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Julian Assange seeks political asylum in Ecuador

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has requested political asylum and is under the protection of the Ecuadorian embassy in London. [youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FrJT_nN6JU[/youtube] Assange wrote directly to Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, saying he was being persecuted and could not return to his homeland, where he would be vulnerable to extradition to “a …

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Pro-bailout party wins parliamentary elections in Greece

New Democracy Antonis Samaras

Greece’s pro-bailout New Democracy party has narrowly won the country’s parliamentary elections by securing 29.7 percent of the vote, the Interior Ministry says. The anti-bailout far left Syriza party garnered 26.9 percent of the ballots to come in second in the Sunday elections, the ministry said. The results showed that …

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Why we must oppose Obamney for President in 2012

There is a dangerous person running for President in 2012, and his name is Baritt Obamney. I normally try not to attack specific candidates for political office, but Baritt Obamney is so offensive to American sensibilities that I had to share this warning with my fellow Americans. In 2012, we must vote …

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Ron Paul message to supporters

The Republican National Convention begins on August 27, and you and I have some critical work to do to get ready. As I shared last week, my campaign will have as many as 200 bound delegates and several hundred more on the convention floor who support our issues. To stand …

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Poll: U.S. citizens approve of drone killings

If we are to believe the Pew Research Center, more than half of the American public support targeted assassinations (including innocent women and children) with drones. “Americans are the clear outliers on this issue,” the pollster reports today. “62% approve of the drone campaign, including most Republicans (74%), independents (60%) and Democrats …

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Jesse Ventura: abolish both political parties

Slams mainstream media as “hired guns to push an agenda” Former Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura called for the abolition of the Democratic and Republican parties in an appearance last night on CNN, saying they are worse than violent warring street gangs. In an interview with Piers Morgan, Ventura did not hold …

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Indiana legalizes shooting cops

Hold onto your holsters, folks: shooting a cop dead is now legal in the state of Indiana. Governor Mitch Daniels, a Republican, has authorized changes to a 2006 legislation that legalizes the use of deadly force on a public servant — including an officer of the law — in cases …

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Vladimir Putin nemesis of the New World Order

Mother Russia is a much different country from the Stalin gulags. With all the faults of a long tradition of authoritarian rule, it is natural for observers in the West to be suspect of the latest would be Czar. The remnants of the cold war linger with concerns of the …

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Farage on the Spanish bailout: “a reinforcement of failure”

While the short-term benefits can be weighed against any long-term solution a number of ways, Nigel Farage provides not just the most colorful summation of situation but also the most succinct when he refers to the ‘madness’ of ‘intervention to keep the Euro alive’ as “reinforcement of failure”. The better, and …

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