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|Trying to Avoid Jail -- any advice appreciated (Minor ticket + poverty=jail)
in a nutshell: about 10 minutes ago I cracked a celebratory craft beer in a bottle , and left my overly hot Alabama apartment to try to catch a breeze and drink a beer. The road behind my apartment ...
| I was part of confederate memorial day in alabama
This wasnt an event that i planned. We had just arrived to the local DMV-- a small, squatty building smaller than a gas station-- on a monday afternoon yesterday. A pronounced absence of cars was ...
|Mexican Governor steps down over missing students, narcoterrorism.
As I posted earlier today (but perhaps with a not-sensational enough diary title), an arrest warrant was issued for a Mexican mayor and his wife, among others, in connection to a slaughter of at ...
|Arrest Warrant issued for Mexican mayor in slaughter of students.
http://news.yahoo.com/mexico-mayor-accused-ordering-attack-missing-students-045921265.html Mexico on Wednesday ordered the arrest of the mayor of the city of Iguala, his wife and an aide, charging ...
|The "surge" in voter registrations in Ferguson? Apparently it "did not happen".
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/ferguson-missouri-voter-registration-drive-didnt-happen Joan McCarter posted about the big increase in registrations here on Oct 2nd, and lots of media noted it. It ...
|Sheldon Adelson donates 2M to fight cannabis in FL while his own foundation finds MMJ benefits
Here's your Irony Alert for the day/hour/minute: http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/pulp/2014/06/sheldon_adelsons_research_organization_finds_medical_marijuana_helps_ms_sufferers_draft.php Sheldon ...
|Climate Suit threatens to bankrupt the profitless National Review
http://theweek.com/article/index/255756/is-national-review-doomed The lawsuit has not been going well for the magazine. In July, Judge Natalia Combs Greene rejected a motion to dismiss the suit. ...
|CBS News poll: Majority favors legalization; Rick Perry tries to greenwash himself on drug reform
For the first time, CBS News has polled on marijuana legalization and found that a majority are in favor or (re)legalizing marijuana. Gallup has already found majority support , as well as other ...
|Chris Christie tries to use Drug War to deflect and pander; ignores bills on his own desk
I've been on the internet for a while, and watched some TV, too. It's obvious that people will use drugs (especially marijuana) to get some free clicks or views. We've been urging the Democrats, ...
|[NH, DC, & FL] Marijuana policy reform chugging along (mega-diary, of sorts)
History was made this week - "the first time a full house in a state legislature approved legislation to legalize and regulate marijuana for all adults." In other good news, Floridians will have the ...
|Right-Leaning Gallup releases new marijuana poll: 58% support re-legalization
Even though several other polls in the past year have shown majority support for cannabis reform, this is the first time that Gallup claims to have gotten a majority response. And this ain't some "...
|Many South Dakota Ranchers supported shutdown, now are seeking compensation for cattle die-off
Link ...thousands of ranchers who last week watched helplessly as a killer early-autumn blizzard decimated 80,000 head of cattle. Calling it the state's worst economic disaster in decades, ...
|How we can make the Tea Party pay--in practical terms
Not simply writing outraged screeds, tweets, etc. Do we have to wait until 2016? Is it a fatal flaw that we can't just summarily call up an election now like other democracies are able to do, ...
|Republican uses Easter/Passover rites to threaten Obama over Keystone XL, as cleanup in AR continues
As the cleanup of oil sands crude spilled from a ruptured Arkansas pipeline continued Sunday, a leading Republican warned that if President Barack Obama won’t approve the controversial ...
|You people just don't understand how much Love that Romney has.
There's so, so much. But you people- you liberals- just don't want to accept the love that Romney is giving to you. In spades. You're so consumed by class warfare that you OVERlook his OVERtures of ...
|Feds hit Wells Fargo with mortgage-fraud suit , Obama appointee head of investigation
http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-federal-prosecutor-files-mortgagefraud-suit-against-wells-fargo-20121009,0,353496.story The U.S. attorney in Manhattan has accused Wells Fargo of ...
|The Obama Administration uncovered $430 million in Medicare fraud in a single bust yesterday
More than the federal govt gives to PBS ($130 million more, in fact) Ninety-one people including doctors, nurses and other medical professionals were charged criminally after an investigation ...
|Should Obama take a page out of Gov Jerry Brown's Playbook Now?
That was my original question, but it looks like he already is "I just want to make sure I got this straight. He'll get rid of regulations on Wall Street, but he's going to crack down on Sesame ...
|The Age of Trolling: How Rightwing Extremists "aimed to destabilize post-Mubarak Egypt"
On Wednesday I wrote a diary about the fake "God/Jerusalem" controversy at the DNC convention, sparked by rightwing bloggers and covered excellently by Slate.com, and compared it to the shitty video ...
|The Fake "God" Controversy at DNC Convention & The "Innocence of Muslims" film: Age of Trolling
Slate.com recently had a great article up titled: "The Age of Trolling--How a small band of conservatives generated half of the Democratic Convention’s headlines.". It goes into detail about how ...
|FYI: The NRA Supports Colorado Bill Repealing State Background Checks
[ this is first diary I've written here since the "Thomas Paine: America's Forgotten Liberal Founding Father"" July 4th diary last year that was surprisingly well-received, given how the interwebz ...
|America's (Forgotten) Liberal Founding Father- Tom Paine
Our most important Founding Father was an abolitionist, a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and a man who donated money from proceeds of his pamphlets like "Common sense" to the American revolution.
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