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Man gets fined $1.30 for 30 marijuana plants

Canadian judge Pierre Chevalier recently highlighted how the drug policy in the country is changing, with a recent ruling where he spared a marijuana grower from going to prison. 46-year-old Mario Larouche was caught growing 30 marijuana plants for his own personal consumption, and was arrested under the current drug laws. Although the incoming party has promised […]

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The emotional side of politics

I had an interesting discussion today with a now-ex Facebook friend of mine.  To protect the name of the guilty, let’s call this person Peter. Peter, who gets the majority of his news through such hard-hitting sources like ThinkProgress.org, the Huffington Post and the Washington Post, is a very proud Obama-supporting liberal.  And as such, […]

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$619 billion missed from federal transparency site
$619 billion missed from federal transparency site

government website intended to make federal spending more transparent was missing at least $619 billion from 302 federal programs, a government audit has found. And the data that does exist is wildly inaccurate, according to the Government Accountability Office, which looked at 2012 spending data. Only 2% to 7% of spending data onUSASpending.gov is “fully […]

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Food stamp fraud rampant: GAO report
Food stamp fraud rampant: GAO report

(Fox News) – Americans receiving food stamps were caught selling and bartering their benefits online for art, housing and cash, according to a new federal report that investigates fraud in the nation’s largest nutrition support program. Complicating the situation is the fact states around the country are having trouble tracking and prosecuting the crimes because […]

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Senator lives like a Rockefeller but bills the cost to taxpayers
Senator lives like a Rockefeller but bills the cost to taxpayers

(Washington Examiner) – Sen. Jay Rockefeller comes from one of America’s wealthiest families and represents a state only 60 miles from the District of Columbia, yet he travels home almost exclusively via private charter plane at $4,400 per trip and sends the bill to taxpayers. There are as many as six commercial flights a day […]

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