This is gut wrenching. To think what we could have done with that money: schools, fixing roads and bridges, culture, cleaning up pollution, clean energy research and incentives and on and on. The first invasion of Afghanistan was necessary but after that the rest with Iraq and occupation of Afghanistan... So sad. Though as always, I honor anyone who served. Not their fault our leaders were corrupt idiots.
Why is his speech Historic? For a number of vitally important reasons. This speech is the first time in history an American Intelligence Team of "non-activists" gave a military briefing to an audience of this type, including key Military Leaders of diverse Tribal Forces throughout Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, along with a Russian delegation and many others from around the world. Before this historic speech by Duff, no one has ever dared to speak the simple truth about the true problem, that it is not Terrorism in the Mideast, but it is the effects of large scale international Organized Crime.
Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government's prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy. The bill's passage over the weekend marks the first time Congress has approved nationally significant legislation backed by legalization advocates. It brings almost to a close two decades of tension between the states and Washington over medical use of marijuana. Under the provision, states where medical pot is legal would no longer need to worry about federal drug agents raiding retail operations. Agents would be prohibited from doing so.
Under the provision, states where medical pot is legal would no longer need to worry about federal drug agents raiding retail operations. Agents would be prohibited from doing so.
The Obama administration has largely followed that rule since last year as a matter of policy. But the measure approved as part of the spending bill, which President Obama plans to sign this week, will codify it as a matter of law.
There's always an argument about just how corrupt the Dems are. We know the Repubs are pretty much 100% bought and paid for and will sell out the American people for banks, oil, lobbyists, big media... You name it.
But clearly there are some Dems who aren't in the bag. But a bunch who are. Here's a pretty good list to get an idea (for the Senate anyway).