01 Dec 2013

Tax-hike scare goes up in thin air

cross posted at the demise An academic study released by an economist from the University of Massachusetts found that one of the scare tactics used by both federal and state lawmakers for not raising taxes and instead cutting back funding of public works and social services is based on a

28 Nov 2013

The pilfering public pension pirates of Illinois: tax the rich to save the rest

cross posted at the demise This is the thanks they get? Our teachers and our librarians, civil engineers and school crossing guards, trash collectors and public safety protectors, public prosecutors and public defenders, snowplow drivers, accountants, file clerks, telephone operators, translators, healthcare workers, those who care for our sick and

23 Nov 2013

State-Federal cannabis sweep in Colorado illuminates the essential flaws of prohibition

cross posted at mLaw This past week state and federal officials raided more than a dozen Colorado cannabis dispensaries and greenhouses and two homes. The agents, including officers from both the DEA and the IRS, had obtained warrants for 10 individuals connected with the raided properties. The Denver Post obtained

20 Nov 2013

Unclear on the concept cavalcade continues to corrupt citizens’ consciousness

cross posted at the demise Ripped from the headlines, the news seems to suggest that rank and file democrats are following their standard bearer’s ‘style’ when it comes to solving some of the more pressing and complex problems that we face togehter as a nation. Its good to know that

08 Nov 2013

Sauschuck forsakes redemption

cross posted at mLaw This week Americans in several cities and small towns decided to stop waiting for their putative “representatives” (whether in DC or their local statehouses) to, you know, “represent” their interests by legalizing cannabis for consumption by adults. We are all aware – and for some time

06 Nov 2013

Cannabis legalization landslides in Maine and Michigan

cross posted at mLaw Following the forward thinking Uruguayans and leaping out in front of twentieth century minded politicians in Washington DC and at the level of the states, 70 percent of the electorate in Portland ME and 63 percent of the citizens in Lansing MI voted to legalize cannabis

01 Nov 2013

All I could think of is running

cross posted at the demise About five real people were there when he was describing the thin blue air. A normally perfect day, the kind of day you may see that a kid could have drawn with crayons in that universal.kid.artwork way. Puffy lines as clouds, a ball with radiant

29 Oct 2013

DARPA’s eternal bloodlust of the spotless brain

cross posted at the demise When my sick brother was fitted with deep brain stimulators to attempt to address some of the most debilitating symptoms of the progressive and cureless brain affliction called Parkinson’s disease there was no real alternative to the treatment that his doctors had prescribed. My brother

24 Oct 2013

Bipartisan odor wafting from DC

cross posted at the demise As both Democratic and Republican politicians are getting ready to roll up their sleeves and start governing now that the closed for business government has been re-opened for business, a small group of political leaders from both parties are working together to brainstorm solutions that

22 Oct 2013

this just in : Pope denounces heelots, reads FDL

Earlier this week, during a homily given at a daily mass that Pope Francis offers, the newly appointed leader of the Catholic Faith, in a head-spinningly Christlike fashion, officially denounced human greed and the worship of money. The pope told the millions and millions of people who claim faith in