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Now can't be a good citizen because you use marijuana. https://www.thedailybeast.com/on-420-some-celebrate-pot-feds-say-immigrants-with-ties-to-it-can-be-denied-citizenship?ref=home

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Just as the reefer smokers of the world mark 4/20, also known as ‘national pot day,’ the U.S. government has issued new guidance on migrants and marijuana. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued the guidance Friday noting that immigrants involved in any “marijuana-related activities,” even those that are legal, could be found to lack “good moral character,” according to CBS News. Those activities include both legal and illegal possession, manufacturing, distribution or dispensing of marijuana-related products. In the U.S., 33 states and the District of Columbia now allow the use of medical marijuana and 10 states and the District of Columbia allow recreational marijuana for adults. Marijuana remains illegal under federal laws, and “federal law does not recognize the decriminalization of marijuana for any purpose, even in places where state or local law does,” as a Schedule I controlled substance regardless of any actions to decriminalize its possession, use, or sale at the state and local level,” a USCIS spokeswoman told CBS News Saturday.

Now we're getting into "moral turpitude" territory.

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Unions aren't terribly pleased with the GOP these days.

Illinois Bans Right to Work

The Democratic Governor signed the ban after it was vetoed by his Republican predecessor

https://ucommblog.com/section/state-politics/illinois-bans-right-work

 

New Mexico Bans Right to Work

The bill, which is headed to the Governor's desk, would make local Right to Work laws illegal

https://ucommblog.com/section/state-politics/new-mexico-bans-right-work

 

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Careful where you read this.
 

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Mehros Nassersharifi is being charged with making "a telecommunication" "with purpose to harass, intimidate, or abuse a person at the premises to which the telecommunication was made" (Ohio Rev. Code § 2917.21(A)(1)), by

creat[ing] a Twitter account named "Perrysburg Girls Ranked" and post[ing] numerous girls names which contained descriptions of their physical attributes in a derogatory and abusive manner, including a derogatory and abusive  manner, including a derogatory post about a female of Jewish ethnicity.

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But nothing in the statute that the prosecutor is using is limited to such speech. Instead, the statute applies to a vast range of speech—at least if one accepts the prosecutor's theory that a Twitter message is "made … to" "the premises" of everyone who might read it:

 

And if you are moved to reply in an abusive manner, don't do it in a way that can be read on my premises.

Because that makes loads of sense.

 

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The Republican Party continues its descent into madness. https://www.thedailybeast.com/washington-state-rep-matt-shea-discussed-violent-attacks-on-political-enemies-report?ref=home

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Washington State Rep. Matt Shea (R-WA) engaged in private conversations with far-right figures about carrying out violent attacks on perceived political enemies, such as Antifa, The Guardian reports. Shea, who represents Spokane Valley in the Washington state house, has previously been in national headlines for writing a manifesto justifying murder in “biblical warfare” where supporters of gay marriage and abortion would be killed. Shea has also been accused of violating campaign finance law by donating to an anti-Muslim group and promoting his radio show on a conspiracy theory website. This time, Shea discussed carrying out surveillance, psychological operations, and violent attacks on enemies, according to records from the messaging app Signal obtained by The Guardian. The conversations took place leading up to a supposed “Antifa revolt” in November 2017. Shea and the other men proposed to confront liberals and “communists” with a range of tactics, including violence.

 

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3 minutes ago, phillysailor said:

What a sick fuck. 

The GOP needs to clearly and absolutely distance themselves from guys like this.

The modern GOP seems to be attracting them.

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IIRC Amati has the dubious distinction of being represented by that sub-human.

If I'm right it's time for A to move to a civilized place.

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58 minutes ago, Ishmael said:

The modern GOP seems to be attracting them.

The political equivalent of Los Angeles.

Or Floriduh.

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So Cain is out as a Fed nominee but Stephen Moore just solidified his candidacy in Trump’s eyes.  ASSHOLES the lot of them.

https://www.mediaite.com/trump/bonnie-bernstein-rips-trumps-fed-pick-stephen-moore-for-saying-she-should-wear-halter-tops-while-reporting/

Edit OK Beth Mowin should be banned but not because of a lack of knowledge (she’s ok on that front) but for her annoying voice. AAACK!!!

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15 minutes ago, bhyde said:

גבהות אידיוט

It will age well in history books. The town founded on stolen land, and named for a two-bit criminal.

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Interesting.

"Blue-green algae are laden with microcystins that are a cause of non-alcoholic liver cancer. The algae blooms also produce BMAA (β-Methylamino-L-alanine), a toxin that is linked to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, ALS and Parkinson’s. Last year, Drs. Paul Cox and James Metcalf of Brain Chemistry Labs reported that microcystin levels in samples from Lake Okeechobee and the St. Lucie canal were 300 times the level recommended as safe by the United Nations. BMAA is a documented cause of Alzheimer’s and ALS. The University of Miami Brain Endowment Bank reported that the BMAA toxin is found in the brains of people with neuro-degenerative diseases. 

Dr. David Davis, a neuropathologist at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, reported that monkeys fed BMAA developed early symptoms of ALS. Another study, from 2017, documented that monkeys given BMAA developed the amyloid plaque and “tau tangles” that are the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Last month, Dr. Davis’ team reported that detectable levels of the BMAA toxin were found in the brains of dead dolphins that displayed degenerative damage similar to Alzheimer’s, ALS and Parkinson’s in humans. 

High concentrations of BMAA have been found in the seafood in South Florida waters where blue-green algae blooms occur. Ingestion of BMAA contaminated food is known to lead to Alzheimer’s and ALS. 

Toxins in blue-green algae are airborne: Dr. Elijah Stommel of Dartmouth reported that people living near bodies of water with heavy blue-green algae blooms had a 15 times greater chance of getting ALS. Research by Prof. Mike Parsons, a Florida Gulf Coast University marine biologist, found airborne cyanobacteria toxins a mile from retention ponds and three miles from the Caloosahatchee River. A study of air filters near bodies of water infected with blue-green algae along the Caloosahatchee River taken during the heavy blooms in 2018 by Dr. Larry Brand of the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Atmospheric and Marine Science is expected soon. 

It is not alarmist to say that the people of Florida — especially people who come in contact with the infested waters or breathe the air nearby, and perhaps all of us who consume the fish and shrimp from Florida waters — are being slowly poisoned. Liver cancer, Alzheimer’s and ALS are terminal diseases; the toxins in blue-green algae kill people." 

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https://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article229490279.html?sfns=mo

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I knew there was something in the water there.

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25 minutes ago, Lark said:

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/mississippi/articles/2019-05-20/mississippi-rep-mcleod-faces-domestic-violence-charge

I doubt punching the wife in the face helps set the mood for sex, even for Mississippi politicians’ spouses.   

I like that US News categorized this under "best states."

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The Art of the PreNup -

“MARLA WAS UNDER DURESS”: REVEALED IN HIS MARLA MAPLES PRENUP, DONALD TRUMP’S DRACONIAN ART OF THE MARRIAGE DEAL

 She only got $1 million. Trump called himself a billionaire, but likely wasn’t. Child support would cease if Tiffany joined the Army or the Peace Corps. And other secrets of the Trump-Marla prenup.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/06/marla-maple-prenup-donald-trump-marriage

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More than anything, the prenup shows how fiercely Trump wanted to protect the money he did have. Maples reportedly wanted $25 million, but Trump agreed to pay her only $1 million if they separated within five years, plus another $1 million to buy a house. Trump also would stop making $100,000 child support payments for Tiffany when she turned 21. The agreement states that Trump’s payments would cease earlier if Tiffany got a full-time job, enlisted in the military, or joined the Peace Corps.

 

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I kind of like Tiffany the person,  she seems better than the rest of the brood butt damn she’s put on 50# in the last six months.  She apparently got a billionaire boyfriend so she probably doesn’t give a shit..

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1 hour ago, Sean said:

The Art of the PreNup -

“MARLA WAS UNDER DURESS”: REVEALED IN HIS MARLA MAPLES PRENUP, DONALD TRUMP’S DRACONIAN ART OF THE MARRIAGE DEAL

 She only got $1 million. Trump called himself a billionaire, but likely wasn’t. Child support would cease if Tiffany joined the Army or the Peace Corps. And other secrets of the Trump-Marla prenup.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/06/marla-maple-prenup-donald-trump-marriage

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More than anything, the prenup shows how fiercely Trump wanted to protect the money he did have. Maples reportedly wanted $25 million, but Trump agreed to pay her only $1 million if they separated within five years, plus another $1 million to buy a house. Trump also would stop making $100,000 child support payments for Tiffany when she turned 21. The agreement states that Trump’s payments would cease earlier if Tiffany got a full-time job, enlisted in the military, or joined the Peace Corps.

 

I wonder how the base will handle this news.  They  no doubt share Trump’s disapproval of the peace corps, but not the military.

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1 hour ago, Sean said:

The Art of the PreNup -

“MARLA WAS UNDER DURESS”: REVEALED IN HIS MARLA MAPLES PRENUP, DONALD TRUMP’S DRACONIAN ART OF THE MARRIAGE DEAL

 She only got $1 million. Trump called himself a billionaire, but likely wasn’t. Child support would cease if Tiffany joined the Army or the Peace Corps. And other secrets of the Trump-Marla prenup.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/06/marla-maple-prenup-donald-trump-marriage

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More than anything, the prenup shows how fiercely Trump wanted to protect the money he did have. Maples reportedly wanted $25 million, but Trump agreed to pay her only $1 million if they separated within five years, plus another $1 million to buy a house. Trump also would stop making $100,000 child support payments for Tiffany when she turned 21. The agreement states that Trump’s payments would cease earlier if Tiffany got a full-time job, enlisted in the military, or joined the Peace Corps.

 

He also announced he wanted a divorce via fed ex.

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Melania will only get a Tweet.

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Republicans will say someone is trying to electrocute Merkel, the rest of us will say she was cold or getting the flu.

 

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JFC doesn't she have enough sense to call in sick?

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