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Free Joints To Be Given Out For Boulder Flood Relief

Source: Huffington Post

After devastating floods shut down the state and claimed the lives of ten people, residents in this college mountain town are trying to get back to business as usual, which includes smoking some ganja.

Organizers are set to hand out free joints today on Boulder's bustling Pearl Street Mall, the Daily Camera reported.

While much of the city is focused on rebuilding, the giveaway is an effort to help “stressed out recreational users” who may have lost their stashes to flooding. It's also supposed to serve as a protest a marijuana sales tax ballot that will ask voters in November to approve a 15-percent excise tax.

“Boulder has been victimized by floods,” said Rob Corry, who helped organize the event and hopes to defeat the tax ballot. “We want to bring some flood relief to folks.”

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/23/free-marijuana-flood_n_3975491.html?ncid=txtlnkushpmg00000023
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Mon Sep 23, 2013, 03:58 PM (11 replies)

Tony Abbott shuts down Climate Commission

Source: Illawarra Mercury

The Abbott government has abolished the Climate Commission, which had been established to provide public information on the impacts and potential solutions to global warming.

Environment Minister Greg Hunt rang chief climate commissioner Tim Flannery at 10am on Thursday to tell him the body had been shut down.

Plans to shut down the Climate Commission, along with a range of other climate-change related institutions, had been flagged by the Coalition heading into the 2013 election.

Professor Flannery, who has been Australia's chief climate commissioner since 2011, is due to hold a press conference at 1.30pm in Melbourne.

Read more: http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/1787926/tony-abbott-shuts-down-climate-commission/?cs=298

I was so surprised when Australia elected this man.
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Thu Sep 19, 2013, 08:04 AM (7 replies)

Obama faces backlash for his decision to attack Republicans while federal workers were being gunned

Source: Mail Online

President Obama is facing widespread backlash for his decision to deliver a speech touting his fiscal policies on Monday while three miles away, Navy Yard was under siege by a gunman who slaughtered 12 people in Washington's deadliest day since September 11, 2001.
The move was baffling to Obama's critics and supporters alike. In the midst of the confusion and bloodshed that unfolded Monday, TV networks cut away from the drama to hear Obama address the massacre only briefly before quickly pivoting to an attack on Republicans in Congress.
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd blasted Obama's decision in a piece published Wednesday.

In this photo taken Monday, September 16, 2013, President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington
'He could have posted his original remarks on the White House Web site and replaced them with a cri de coeur on gun control, or comfort for the shaken city,' she wrote. 'The 12 who died were, after all, under his aegis as workers in a federal building.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2424459/Obama-faces-backlash-decision-attack-Republicans-federal-workers-gunned-just-miles-White-House.html

Okay I know - the dailymail is a rag.
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Wed Sep 18, 2013, 01:36 PM (11 replies)

French lawmakers ban child beauty contests

Source: The Local

Judging children under the age of 16 on their physical appearance in so-called “beauty contests” is now a criminal offence in France, the French Senate ruled on Tuesday night.

The new law forms part of the new “equality bill” presented to the French Senate on Monday by France’s Minister for Women’s Rights, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, which also included legislation to tackle unequal pay, domestic violence and to encourage fathers to take parental leave.

One of the less publicized clauses in the bill however touched on beauty contests, which have a proud tradition in France but are not to everyone's liking, especially these involving young teenage girls, known as "mini miss" competitions.

Centrist Senator Chantal Jouanno, author of a report "Against Hyper-Sexualisation: A New Fight For Equality" proposed an ammendment, banning the underage contests, which was backed by 196 senators, with 146 voting against it.

Read more: http://www.thelocal.fr/20130918/french-senate-bans-child-beauty-contests
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Wed Sep 18, 2013, 07:33 AM (22 replies)
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