(MICHAEL DEPICT) As the article below points out, with Hillary Clinton seeming more and more likely to be elected this November, one thing people should not be permitted to forget, so it's incumbent upon those of us who know, to keep telling people about how time and time again, those who could have potentially threatened the success of the Clinton family, have died in unusual fashion.
"And isn't this a nutty kinda country where you can draw any irreverent, degrading thing about the most powerful people and nobody cares! You don't get jailed. You don't get persecuted. They just ice you out of the marketplace" R Crumb, HUP, Romping Girls and Existential Smut, 1989 read more
The author Elie Wiesel, who wrote the memoir Night about surviving a concentration camp as a teen during the Holocaust and became a Nobel Peace Prize winner, died Saturday. He was 87. Wiesel, wrote more than 50 books and was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Congressional Gold Medal and French Legion of Honor with the rank of Grand Cross. In 1986, he received the Nobel Peace Prize. He was most recently Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University. Among his most memorable quotes: "We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."
Voters in California will decide this November whether to legalize the use of recreational marijuana in the nation's most populous state. California's secretary of state announced Tuesday that the measure had obtained enough signatures to be placed on the ballot. The initiative would allow adults age 21 and older to possess, transport and purchase up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants for recreational use. According to a poll conducted last month by the Public Policy Institute of California, "a majority (60%) of likely voters say that, in general, marijuana use should be legal, and 37% say it should not be legal."
Ohio became the latest state in the nation to legalize medical marijuana after Republican Gov. John Kasich signed legislation earlier this month. The law allows people to use the drug in vapor, patch or edible form for certain chronic health conditions, while barring patients from smoking marijuana or growing it at home. "It's been a long journey," Scott Nazzarine said. "There is a huge weight lifted off that we've gotten this far. I wish it wouldn't have taken this (long), it would have been nice to have done this years ago." read more