Monthly Archives: November, 2011

WA Gov Gregoire Wants DEA to Reclassify Marijuana

Now for another first:  Washington state Gov Christine Gregoire and Rhode Island Gov Lincoln Chafee have filed a petition with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration asking the agency to reclassify marijuana so doctors can prescribe it and pharmacists can fill the prescription.   So then, if this is done, no more dispensaries.  On Wednesday the governors …

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Kentucky Church Bans Interracial Couples From Joining Congregation

There’s a sleepy little church in Pike County Kentucky, that has voted to ban interracial couples from joining its flock, pitting members against each other in an argument over race.  So as a result, members of the Gulnare Free Will Baptist Church voted Sunday on the resolution, which says the church “does not condone interracial …

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UK to Use Pension Funds to Boost Economy

Bad move, as if you do, how will those funds be paid back?  The British government is considering to use pension funds to invest in big construction projects to the tune of $46.5 billion.  This plan came before growth figures were announced by the Finance Minister.  In England, retails have fallen to their worse in …

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House Approves New TSA Rules for Troops

The House has voted unanimously to allow military travelers on official duty to get a special preference to move through airport security checks faster.  On Tuesday the bill was approved with a 404-0 vote, that would give the DHS six months to devise a preference system for the Armed Forces. The legislation now goes to …

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Medal of Honor Marine Suing Contractor Is Not a ‘Drinker’

The grandmother of a Medal of Honor recipient, Dakota Meyer who has filed a lawsuit against a former employer over claims that he is mentally unstable and a problem drinker, came to the defense of her hero grandson on Wednesday, told Fox News I’ve never known him to be a drinker.  Meyer is a 23 …

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Administration rejects Republican states’ health law waiver requests

The Obama Administration yesterday denied a request for a waiver from Obamacare, from 2 states, that have Republican governors.  The states are Indiana and Louisiana.  GOP leaders at the state level have been extremely critical of the healthcare law and the requirements that it imposes on states.  The HHS said Indiana  and Louisiana do not need …

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States suing over health care law collect funding

Federal officials are giving more money to help states states carry out President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The surprise? The list includes seven states suing to overturn the landmark law.  HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Tuesday that 13 states will split grants totaling nearly $220 million to set up health insurance exchanges. Millions of …

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Government-Owned Aircraft Receive Less Oversight Than Private Airlines

Nonmilitary government agencies operate more aircraft than the world’s largest airline but are subject to little federal safety oversight, which is contributing to air crashes and death.  Federal, state, and local agencies own or lease more than 2,400 nonmilitary planes and helicopters for fighting forest fires, chasing crooks, conducting scientific research and other tasks. Yet …

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U.K. Christian Worker Fired From Airport Job Because of Muslim “Extremists”

An ex employee at London’s Heathrow airport is suing her former employer for unfair dismissal, claiming that she and other Christian staff were discriminated against because of their religious beliefs.  Nohad Halawi, who migrated to Britain from Lebanon in 1977, professed “that she was told that she would go to Hell for her religion, that …

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Kansas teen won’t apologize to governor’s office for Twitter post

Typical liberal thinking, it’s okay for them to attack but when the shoe is on the other foot, they cry foul.  A high school senior who faced a Monday morning deadline to apologize for comments she made on Twitter about Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback. 

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