Everyone has a crush on Kennedy in her panda onesie [pic]

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Originally posted on Twitchy:

She looks way better than the Obamacare Pajama Boy.

How come Neil Cavuto never dresses like a panda?

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A note on Libertarian Pragmatism

25 Oct
A continuing tension in the libertarian movement, which isn’t going away, is about whether libertarians, or those libertarians who believe in (at least sometimes) working in electoral politics, should work in the Libertarian Party or in one of the incumbent parties (usually taken to be the Republican Party).

Smart people listen to Radiohead and dumb people listen to Beyoncé, according to study

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Originally posted on Consequence of Sound:

How does a person’s intelligence relate to the type of music they listen to? For the last several years, a software application writer by the name of Virgil Griffith has charted musical tastes based on the average SAT scores of various college institutions. For example, students attending the California Institute of Technology have an average SAT score of 1520. By looking at Facebook to determine the most popular (or — “liked”) band of students at Cal Tech, Griffith was able to conclude that Radiohead really truly is music for smart people. A highly scientific study, I know.

As Digital Inspiration points out, Griffith’s chart reveals Sufjan Stevens, Bob Dylan, The Shins, and — uh — Counting Crows as other favorite bands of smart people. Meanwhile, Lil Wayne, Beyoncé, The Used, and gospel music comes in at the lower end of the spectrum — or, as Griffith puts it, is music for dumb people.


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Oh, but the UK has low murder rates!

21 Oct

Oh, but the UK has low murder rates!.

Pot Goes Pro

15 Oct

2014 has been a colossal year for cannabis! What began decades ago as a movement with its roots in personal freedom and social justice has now become America’s fastest-growing industry, creating thousands of jobs and millions in tax revenue — and I’m proud to be serving members of the industry’s only national trade association.

As your advocate on Capitol Hill, the National Cannabis Industry Association is working to build support for legislation to ensure that our industry will someday be treated like any other American business sector — from opening banking access to reforming the unfair 280E provision of the U.S. tax code. This work is only possible because more than 750 businesses have demonstrated their commitment to the future of a responsible cannabis industry by becoming members of NCIA.
I’m writing to invite you to join forces with your colleagues in the industry by becoming a member today. Adding your business to the ranks of others that make up NCIA’s membership will allow us to be even more effective as we advance the issues on Capitol Hill directly affecting your bottom line.
Our members are already making a difference. More progress is being made at the national level than ever before. NCIA’s federal lobbyist has met with more than 100 congressional offices and has helped to move the ball forward on two key House votes for the industry this year:
  • For the first time in history, the House of Representatives voted to block funding for federal law enforcement activities that undermine state medical cannabis laws.
  • The House rejected an amendment that sought to nullify the Treasury Department’s banking guidelines and instead approved an amendment forbidding the department from sanctioning banks acting in compliance with the guidance.
This has been the best year for the cannabis industry yet, but there is still a lot of work to be done to build support in the Senate and finally enact policies that treat cannabis businesses fairly under all aspects of federal law. Your membership will allow us to finish this important work.
As a member of your industry’s trade association, you’ll not only be supporting your own political interests, you’ll also be plugged into a network of other successful and responsible cannabis professionals from across the nation.
Members gain access to exclusive events and sponsorship opportunities as well as discounts on products, services, and admission to our educational and networking events.
With a basic membership starting at only $100 a month or $1,000 a year, joining NCIA is an accessible, common-sense investment for any cannabis professional interested in taking part in the growth and refinement of America’s next great industry. In fact, responsible business operators cannot afford to miss being a part of this effort.
Thank you in advance for doing your part to move the industry forward on all fronts.



Aaron Smith
Co-Founder & Executive Director
National Cannabis Industry Association


Evil clowns plague California valley after dark

15 Oct


So evil clowns are not just a DC problem….

Originally posted on Fellowship of the Minds:

Imagine seeing this ↓ at night in your town.

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Or this  standing at an intersection while you’re driving home.

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Or this  in front of a supermarket — at midnight.

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Or this ↓ outside your home, at night.

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The above are some of the pictures taken by residents of California’s San Joaquin or Central Valley who are being terrorized by sick people dressed as evil clowns roaming the streets after dark.

The AP and the Daily Mail report that people dressed as evil clowns and roaming through towns in the middle of the night are causing a stir in California’s San Joaquin Valley.

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The latest after-dark sighting came Saturday (Oct. 11, 2014) night, when police in Bakersfield responded about 8 p.m. to a report of a clown holding a firearm, according to The Bakersfield Californian.

Officers searched but didn’t find anyone.

The latest sighting came after a…

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$509K Federal Safe-Sex Study Will Text ‘Gay-Lingo’ to Meth Addicts | CNS News

15 Oct

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