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BASICALLY THIS BILL CAME SO OUT OF NOWHERE THAT REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS ACTIVISTS DIDN’T ATTEND BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T EVEN KNOW IT WAS HAPPENING
THIS IS IN ADDITION TO THEIR ANTI-ISLAMIC BAN OF SHARIA LAW WHICH COULD POTENTIALLY PREVENT PEOPLE FROM BEING LEGALLY MARRIED IF THEY WERE TO DO SO IN A MOSQUE AND ACCORDING TO THEIR CUSTOMS BECAUSE IT FALLS UNDER SHARIA
THEY SNUCK THESE LAWS IN BEFORE A HOLIDAY HOPING THAT NO ONE WOULD NOTICE

IT’S TIME TO PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT IS HAPPENING IN NORTH CAROLINA

States Say It’s Time to Rethink Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana advocates are hoping state governments can succeed where their efforts have failed by asking federal authorities to reclassify pot as a drug with medical use.

Shortly before Christmas, Colorado became the fourth state to ask the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to reclassify marijuana as a narcotic in the same league as heavyweight painkillers including oxycodone. The governors of Washington and Rhode Island filed a formal petition with the agency in November, and Vermont signed onto that request shortly afterward.

All four are among the sixteen states and the District of Columbia that have laws on the books that allow the medical use of marijuana, even though the drug remains illegal under federal law. Meanwhile, federal authorities have asserted their power by raiding dispensaries in states including California and Washington.

Supporters say the public is on their side, and the state requests show the feds are increasingly isolated on the issue. But they acknowledge it’s still an uphill battle.

“I don’t think that we’re going to see to much change in Washington’s position on this until public opinion and state-level support reaches a little bit higher a tipping point,” said read Morgan Fox, a spokesman for the D.C.-based Marijuana Policy Project.

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The Montana State Legislature Passes Bill to Fund Native Language Programs

On April 23rd, the Montana State Legislature passed a bill that will provided funding for Native American immersion language programs in public schools.

Senate Bill 272, sponsored by Senator Jonathan Windy Boy from the Rocky Boy Reservation, seeks to redress the state’s and Federal governments historic policies that once punished Native peoples from speaking their Native languages during the boarding school era.

READ MORE HERE: http://lrinspire.com/2015/04/25/the-montana-state-legislature-passes-bill-to-fund-native-language-programs/

Did you know that no federal law protects 90% of farmed animals?

Turkeys, chickens, and other poultry are not protected by either of the two federal laws impacting farmed animals. Abuse, neglect, confinement, and mistreatment are the NORM on farms. From the moment they are born to the moment they are slaughtered, they only know a world of pain, suffering, and immense cruelty.

Be the change and go vegan.

Tennessee named 'worst legislature' in the country

The state of Tennessee has landed atop yet another list — this one compiled by D.C.-based reporter Tim Murphy of Mother Jones. In it, Murphy names Tennessee as No. 1 worst legislature in the U.S.

Murphy jokes that the results are scientific in nature, but in truth, it isn’t revealed how he came to the conclusions he did. Regardless, he does spell out examples for each state.


(Sen. Stacey Campfield was cited numerous times in Mother Jones’ about the
worst legislatures nationwide. Photo by Saul Young/KNS)

As for Tennessee? Here are some of the reasons that Tennessee’s legislature is the worst — or craziest — in the nation, according to Murphy.

  • Gov. Bill Haslam’s signing of the “gateway body parts” bill that legislates an abstinence-only sexual education program, which would prohibit teachers from discussing almost any sexual activity during sex ed class.

  • Republican Sen. Stacey Campfield’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which sought to bar any discussion of homosexuality in elementary schools.

  • Campfield’s remarks about the origin of AIDS, in which he says this in a radio interview:

“It was one guy screwing a monkey, if I recall correctly, and then having sex with men It was an airline pilot, I believe, if I recall correctly. …

My understanding and correct me if I’m wrong, Mr. Science, on this, but my understanding also is that it is virtually — not completely impossible — it’s virtually impossible to contract AIDS outside of blood transfusions through heterosexual sex. It’s virtually impossible. If you are having anal sex, yes, you are much more likely to contract AIDS.”

  • The “monkey bill,” a piece of legislation that aimed to “provide guidelines for teachers answering students’ questions about evolution, global warming and other scientific subjects” like global warming.

  • Legislation introduced by Republican state Sen. Bo Watson to “crack down on the scourge of transgender citizens, by introducing legislation that, per ThinkProgress, "would institute a $50 fine for anybody who does not use the public restroom or dressing room that matches the sex identification on his or her birth certificate.”

  • Fake rumor circulated through a state email account by Republican state Rep. Kelly Keisling that asserts Obama was planning a “fake assassination attempt as a pretext for imposing martial law in the United States.”

If you’re curious what other examples Murphy cited, or if you want to read about other states’ goofs, check out the story on Mother Jones. And it’s worth noting, for those who may not know, Mother Jones is considered a politically liberal website.

Earth’s largest rainforest will be in the news more than ever this year. In June, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will discuss how to protect the Amazon, and a proposed change to Brazil’s forest code could speed the destruction of this biodiversity hot spot. Already the forest is becoming a net carbon source rather than a sink, as a review in Nature shows.

Read more about the science and the controversies at Nature News.

Hooray for Monsanto, an All American Company Providing Americans with Almost a Century of Birth Defects. Monsanto Will Continue Its Relentless Metastasis into the Heart of the Unborn Child.

The above picture is of a child whose fetal development was misdirected by exposure to a Monsanto chemical teratogen, dioxin. The child, however sees better than most  Americans.

Monsanto, an All American corporation and I mean they, by god, fart a red, white and blue noxious gas, have deformed children for near a century while  patriotic Americans have rested on their imaginary laurels. Americans, known to be oblivious and somewhat stupid as a people and indifferent have allowed their lobbylegislator Senators and Congressmen to be corporate poo poo toys almost forever.

Monsanto and dioxin and a birth defect? Hmmm. Try Monsanto, beginning in fucking 1901, producing year after year, one more god damn carcinogen after another and denying the harm of each every time. DDT, PCBs, Dioxin, Agent Orange, Aspartame have caused irreparable harm to human life in the form of incurable disease and generations of crippling birth defects. And lest you forget, the entire time Monsanto, the manufacturer adamantly claimed they were harmless. DDT could have destroyed entire ecosystems, agent orange is still causing birth defects fifty years later as are all the other chemical curses left to us by Monsanto…….and yes Monsanto’s Roundup, the herbicide advertised by your shitstream media outlet,  has now been proven to cause cancer and disrupt human digestion at the cellular level.

Think that’s bad? It hasn’t got bad yet! This shit is out of a 1950’s black and white horror film. Hang on! Guess who just stepped down from the head of the FDA? The now CEO of Monsanto just stepped down from the “leadership” of the eviscerated FDA. Try not to throw up, but before he was at the FDA he was an attorney for Monsanto.

How can things be this bad? Actually, it really, really does get  worse. Monsanto has utterly no accountability to ANYONE as concerns the GMOs - genetically modified foods that end up in your food and in your body. Monsanto does not want Americans to know what foods have GMOs in them and they are getting their way.

Study after study shows that GMOs are responsible for the thirty year decline of Americans health, their lifespans, their fertility rates, their increased infant mortality, obesity, allergies, IBS and on and on. Most of Europe has banned GMOs.

America: Blind, Deaf, Dumb and Almost Dead if not from ignorance then from inability to stop being “the cattle”. Nothing has changed; eugenics is alive and well in America. US politicians and corporations at one part per billion are much worse to Americans than an Osama Bin Laden every damn day. Americans, we live to be treated like shit.

Pretty Peaceful Political Moments

There is usually a polite period at the beginning of a presidents first term in which the opposition party refrains from major criticism. This is called the “honeymoon.”

in a “pure” parliamentary form of government the voters choose the legislature and the legislature chosses the head of state, the prime minister.

In the “pure” presidential form of government, the eleclarate choose both the legislatures and the president.