Minneapolis Mayor: Easing marijuana laws could help prevent opioid abuse

– New research suggests opioid use is lower in states that have eased marijuana laws, and on Tuesday, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said he’s ready to make it legal if it means that marijuana could potentially save lives.

Responding to a study showing that people in states with looser marijuana laws use fewer opioids, Mayor Frey tweeted his support for legalizing recreational marijuana, saying “it’s a criminal and racial justice issue. It is an economic issue, and as researchers are demonstrating, it is an opioid issue that could save lives.”

“We’ve already decriminalized it in Minneapolis through an ordinance I authored a few years ago… to see full legalization, it would need to happen at the state level,” he said.

It took Colorado 12 years to go from legalizing medical marijuana to becoming one of the first states in the country to allow pot for personal use. So how long until recreational marijuana is legal in Minnesota?

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China Cracks Down On Jaywalkers With AI, Facial Recognition, & Automated Fines

As we pointed out earlier this week, China’s lack of data protection laws and its determination to overtake the US as the world-leader in AI technology poses a serious threat to US technological hegemony. As Russian President Vladimir Putin once said, whoever dominates the AI race could one day rule the world.

Well, another advantage that China has in its AI push is its reputation for strict surveillance and law enforcement – which provides for plenty of use-cases where China can test its nascent technology. Case in point: Police in Shenzen are using AI and facial recognition software to install “smart” traffic cameras that can identify and fine Chinese citizens who jaywalk – a crime that is the subject of strict enforcement in China, per the South China Morning Post.

Intellifusion, a Shenzhen-based AI firm that provides the technology is now in talks with local mobile phone carriers and social media platforms such as WeChat and Sina Weibo to develop a system where offenders will receive personal text messages shortly after a violation has occurred, according to Wang Jun, the company’s director of marketing solutions.

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Cell tower radiation confirmed to cause cancer in animals

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(Natural News) by  –  It’s not surprising that so many people have cancer nowadays. Carcinogens are in the water we drink, the food we eat and the air we breathe. We might be able to control what we choose to eat and drink, but the invisible dangers you’re exposed to in your daily life are another story entirely. If you happen to live within range of a cell phone tower, the news is grim: Another study can now be added to the growing pile of evidence linking cell phone tower radiation with cancer.

Researchers from the respected Ramazzini Institute have released the results of a sweeping lifetime study that involved exposing lab animals to environmental levels of radiation from cell towers. Their findings not only supported those of the U.S. National Toxicology Program that linked the radiation to a rare heart cancer in male rats known as Schwannoma of the heart, but they also discovered a higher incidence of malignant brain tumors in female rats. Rats of both genders displayed precancerous conditions like Schwann cell hyperplasia. In addition, the exposed rats had lower litter weights, raising particular concerns for children and pregnant women who live near these towers.

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World famous psychiatrist warns that increased use of psychiatric drugs will translate to more mass shootings

(Natural News) Tracey Watson – The psychiatric/pharmaceutical drug industry is worth a staggering $80 billion a year in sales alone, and Washington is literally crawling with lobbyists who have seemingly bottomless pots of cash to smooth the regulatory path for drug manufacturers. This has led to a situation in which the politicians tasked with protecting some of the most vulnerable people in the nation – those with mental health issues – have adopted a “see no evil, hear no evil approach.” They happily look the other way as doctors and psychiatrists continue to prescribe antidepressant and anti-anxiety drugs despite their dangerous side effects, which include mania, violence, psychosis and homicidal ideation (the desire to commit murder).

While many politicians focus on the gun debate when discussing the issue of mass shootings, what virtually none of them ever mention is the clearly established link between such mass homicides and psychiatric drugs. The mental health watchdog organization, CCHR International, recently reported that at least 36 school shootings or other school-related acts of violence were committed by people who were either on psychiatric drugs or withdrawing from them – which can be just as dangerous.

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The U.S. Is a Failed State – The Evidence

Editor’s note: We must act on truths.  We can ignore things, but not their consequences.  The Failure of the United States is past tense…  not some future.  It’s here and now.

via Global Research – Author’s note: This article contains over 100 hyperlinks. It is suggested that you read the text of the article first then go back and explore the linked sources at your leisure.

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The U.S. cannot and will not protect its citizens against attacks by violent armed assailants, especially as politicians are being bought off by gun manufacturers and the National Rifle Association.

The U.S. will not provide jobs or a living wage to a significant proportion of its population, especially youth and racial minorities.

The refusal of Congress to pass national single-payer health insurance is genocidal for the poor, the young, the elderly, and the underprivileged.

U.S. industry is poisoning the natural environment as the bee population is killed off by glyphosate and fungicides (ed: and Geoengineering chemicals and frequencies) and the food supply is degraded with GMOs and GE foods.

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California green lights fully driverless cars for testing on public roads

California will allow fully autonomous cars without safety drivers to test on public roads for the first time. The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles announced the change today, which outlines a permitting process for companies wishing to deploy driverless vehicles without anyone behind the wheel.

“This is a major step forward for autonomous technology in California,” DMV Director Jean Shiomoto said in a statement. “Safety is our top concern and we are ready to begin working with manufacturers that are prepared to test fully driverless vehicles in California.”

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Location of Mars Secret Space Program ARC Jump Room: 999 N. Sepulveda Blvd

A Third Wave Secret Space Program (SSP) whistleblowers blow the lid off Jump Room technology.  The official name for Jump Rooms are A.R.C.s “Aeronautical Repositioning Chambers.” One of the Jump Rooms was and possibly still is located at 999 North Sepulveda Boulevard, El Segundo, CA.  The numerology of 999 upside down is 666 ; which is in alignment with the dark cabal’s M.O.

NASA has had bases on Mars since 1964 according to whistleblowers and had up to 1,500 personal on the red planet.  ARCs are used to travel to Mars and back nearly instantaneously.  They apparently operate by quantum entanglement.

Several whistleblowers have discussed ARC Jump Rooms and Mars Bases.  The latest whistleblowers are NASA astronauts.  The CIA is highly involved with Mars and ARC Jump Rooms.  Age regression is a common technology in the SSP.  The CIA Headquarters has the other ARC Jump Room.  There are now probably more than these two rooms on Earth.

Astronaut Ken Johnson Sr. testifies that he has used the ARC Jump Room Technology.

The Robertson Panel Dictate appears to be the panel and orders that recommends character assassination for people discussing Extra-Terrestrials and other off-planet CIA projects.  The Robertson Panel was directed by the CIA.

The “Solar Warden” SSP was formerly called “Project Mayflower” and have neutral buoyancy space ships with “anti-gravity” drives.  Barack Obama (aka Barry Sotoro) may have actually been an ARC Jump Room Astronaut half a century ago.

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U.N.’s 2nd attempt at including abortion in ‘right to life’ – International bureaucrats also want assisted suicide, euthanasia protected

 

The United Nations, for the second time in months, is being criticized for trying to redefine the “right to life” to include a right to abortion, assisted suicide and euthanasia.

Global bureaucrats say they want to alter Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Right, which currently states: “Every human being has the inherent right to life. This right shall be protected by law. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his life.” Continue reading U.N.’s 2nd attempt at including abortion in ‘right to life’ – International bureaucrats also want assisted suicide, euthanasia protected

Incriminating documents reveal Monsanto knew they were poisoning the environment with their PCBs

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(Natural News) by  Documents that have come to light recently show that Monsanto continued to make and sell polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) for eight years after they knew that they were hazardous to the environment and human health.

The firm was already exposed for this practice when internal documents were digitized and posted as part of the Poison Papers Project, but notes from a Monsanto meeting that were recently posted on Toxicdocs show just how callous they were about the matter.

Monsanto set up a meeting on August 25, 1969, to address the problem of their PCBs in the environment. During the meeting, executives set out three approaches they could use. The first was to go out of business. The second? “Sell the hell out of them [PCBs].” Yes, you read that correctly. Their third option was “Try to stay in business in controlled applications.”

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Cape Town braces for civil unrest as city’s water crisis continues to worsen

via FoxNews – The picturesque port city of Cape Town, South Africa has long had the distinction of being one of the world’s top tourist destinations. But now, the city is on track to top another list it doesn’t want to be included in: The first major city in the modern era to have its water supply chain switched off.

The city is experiencing a record-low water drought and city officials say soon they may have to take extraordinary steps to restrict water usage.

Experts say this kind of drought only comes once in 300 years. Dam water levels are dangerously low, at an average of 25 percent. In some areas, levels are dropping by as much as 1 percent a day.

Under Level 6B restrictions introduced this week, residents and tourists can only use about 13 gallons – or 50 liters – of water a day, or face stiff fines. That’s the equivalent of a small to medium-sized tub of water.

Assange Keeps Warning Of AI Censorship, And It’s Time We Started Listening

via Medium – Throughout the near entirety of human history, a population’s understanding of what’s going on in the world has been controlled by those in power. The men in charge controlled what the people were told about rival populations, the history of their tribe and its leadership, etc. When the written word was invented, men in charge dictated what books were permitted to be written and circulated, what ideas were allowed, what narratives the public would be granted access to.

This continued straight on into modern times. Where power is not overtly totalitarian, wealthy elites have bought up all media, first in print, then radio, then television, and used it to advance narratives that are favorable to their interests. Not until humanity gained widespread access to the internet has our species had the ability to freely and easily share ideas and information on a large scale without regulation by the iron-fisted grip of power. This newfound ability arguably had a direct impact on the election for the most powerful elected office in the most powerful government in the world in 2016, as a leak publishing outlet combined with alternative and social media enabled ordinary Americans to tell one another their own stories about what they thought was going on in their country.

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Threat of terrorist drone attacks is real, says Russian military after assault on base in Syria

Threat of terrorist drone attacks is real, says Russian military after assault on base in Syria
via RT – Terrorists have acquired advanced drone technologies and are now capable of launching attacks all over the world, the Russian Defense Ministry has warned, following an assault on Russian bases in Syria.

The threat of terrorists using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for attacks is not an unlikely scenario, as they attempted to use them to launch a strike in Syria against Russia’s Khmeimim Airbase and a port site in Tartus, the head of the UAV department of the Russian General Staff, Major General Aleksandr Novikov, said.

The Khmeimim airbase in Syria © Sputnik

He went on to say that the technical assessment of the combat drones used in the January 6 attack showed “emergence of a real threat of the UAV use for terrorist purposes anywhere in the world.” The major general also called on the international community to “take relevant measures to combat” this danger.

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Sahara Desert covered in 15 inches of SNOW as freak weather blankets sand dunes

HEAVY snow has covered the Sahara Desert in a freak winter weather storm.

More than 15 inches (40cm) has blanketed sand dunes across the small town of Ain Sefra, Algeria.  It is the second time snow has hit in nearly 40 years, with a dusting also recorded in December 2016.But this snowfall which hit yesterday, is much deeper than the fleeting shower little more than a year ago.  Locals, who endure temperatures of 37C in summer, were stunned as dense snow settled on the town, known as ‘the gateway to the desert’.
Snow has covered the Sahara Desert in Ain Sefra, Algeria
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