19 Apr Because Private Weapons Prohibition, That's Why

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News Story Source: https://zerogov.com, By Bill Buppert
High Holy Day.

Today is the 244th anniversary of the “shot heard ’round the world” at Lexington and Concord. The British regulars who started the fracas were following an age-old government tradition of seizing powder, munitions and property for a pretentious King who had assumed such wide distribution of the tools of resistance should be available only to the government approved groups such as soldiers despite the danger on the frontier.

We celebrate that time of defiance against tyranny when for sixteen years (1775-1791), all thirteen colonial provinces and the thousands of rural polities that exited outside or alongside the framework enjoyed a freedom they had not previously had and after 1791 would become enslaved once again under the totalitarian doomsday machine known as the Constitution.

The lobster-backs and British taxing regime would be replaced by a domestic variety of even more extreme virulence whose sole safety mechanism was a constant western diasp
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Faster! Lemmings can't reach cliff fast enough!

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News Story Source: https://www.vinsuprynowicz.com
Those guys are at least as determined to oppose the Trump/Tea Party Economic and Trade and Regulatory Revolution as the Chinese. (Though the Chinese are smarter — they’ll likely make a deal and cheat on it where they can, knowing that Trump will be gone in six years, almost certainly to be replaced by another greedy sellout on the Clinton-Obama model by 2029 — a blink of the eye, to their way of reckoning.)

Nonetheless, when it comes to reminding us of the old Greek adage, that those whom the Gods would destroy they first make mad, you can’t beat the Democrats.

Who have already conceded Trump his second term.

Think about it: If the visiting team shows up for a basketball game in your town, and immediately starts whining that some of your players are “too tall,” that the only fair thing to do is to lower the baskets from 10 feet to eight feet, what do you do?

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Falcon Heavy or New Glenn for New Moon Plans

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News Story Source: https://www.nextbigfuture.com, Brian Wang
There have been no test launches of the New Glenn the Vulcan.

The Falcon Heavy would need to operate in direct launch instead of reusable mode for initial moon missions to deliver good payload for initial bases.

John described how we could make a reusable lunar lander, orbital tugs and cis-lunar tugs.

John’s analysis concludes the best plan is to set up a base on the moon and produce and distribute fuel and water from the moon.

Analysis shows that low lunar orbit is not useful.

Lunar fuel, lunar base, cis-lunar base and low earth orbit can enable us to have five times the capability to move and deliver in space.

The Lunar gateway would need to have fuel storage capability and should probably be located at L2.

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FinCEN Penalizes Peer-to-Peer Virtual Currency Exchanger for Violations of Anti-Money Laundering Law

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News Story Source: FinCEN
WASHINGTON – The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has assessed a civil money penalty against Eric Powers for willfully violating the Bank Secrecy Act’s (BSA) registration, program, and reporting requirements. Mr. Powers failed to register as a money services business (MSB), had no written policies or procedures for ensuring compliance with the BSA, and failed to report suspicious transactions and currency transactions. Mr. Powers operated as a peer-to-peer exchanger of convertible virtual currency. As “money transmitters,” peer-to-peer exchangers are required to comply with the BSA obligations that apply to MSBs, including registering with FinCEN; developing, implementing, and maintaining an effective AML program; filing Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) and Currency Transaction Reports (CTRs); and maintaining certain records.

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Carl's Jr To Debut CBD-Infused Burger On 4/20 That Costs $4.20

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News Story Source: https://www.naturalblaze.com, By Amanda Froelich
 As a result, the use of it still holds a stigma.

The public’s perception of cannabis is rapidly changing, however. This was made evident when last week, the burger chain Carl’s Jr announced that it will be celebrating 4/20 (or the “stoner’s holiday”) by debuting a CBD-infused burger.

According to The Independent, the Rocky Mountain High: CheeseBurger Delight (CBD) features two 100 percent charbroiled beef patties, pickled jalapeños, pepper jack cheese and Crisscut fries. Reportedly, it will be topped with a special hemp-based CBD oil-infused version of Carl’s Jr signature Santa Fe Sauce.

The special will only be available at one location in Denver, Colorado. Furthermore, it will only last the day of 4/20. However, cannabis enthusiasts can visit the Carl’s Jr restaurant located at 4050 Colorado Blvd in Denver, Colorado and purchase the special for just $4.20. If it turns out to be a hit, Carl’s Jr might make it a permanent men
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Once-counterculture 420 marijuana holiday goes mainstream

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News Story Source: https://apnews.com, By ALEX VEIGA
No, Hallmark doesn’t yet have a card to mark “420.” But many other businesses inside and outside the multibillion-dollar cannabis industry are using April 20, or 4/20, to roll out marketing and social media messaging aimed at connecting with consumers driving the booming market.

On Saturday, Lyft is offering a $4.20 credit on a single ride in Colorado and in select cities in the U.S. and Canada. Carl’s Jr. is using a Denver restaurant to market a hamburger infused with CBD, a non-intoxicating molecule found in cannabis that many believe is beneficial to their health.

On 420 last year, Totino’s, a maker of frozen pizza snacks, tweeted an image of a microwave and an oven with the message: “To be blunt, pizza rolls are better when baked.”

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Genes which prevent four million people gaining weight discovered…

Read more on this subject: Science, Medicine and Technology
News Story Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk, Henry Bodkin
Scientists at Cambridge University say drugs to keep people slim are now a possibility after they identified the handful of genetic factors that prevent overeating.

Medics have known for several years that genes can influence a person’s weight.

However, the new study is significant because it reveals in granular detail which variants suppress or encourage appetite.

The research team analysed the genetic profiles of more than half a million volunteers from the UK Biobank.

They found that around six per cent of British people with European ancestry have a particular combination which means they are more likely to avoid putting on weight regardless of their lifestyle.

Published in the journal Cell, the study focused on a gene known as MC4R which was previously identified by the same Cambridge scientists to play a role in appetite by  controlling a receptor in the brain called melanocortin 4.

People who had certain variants of MC4R which disrupted this receptor t
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Judge Upholds Mandatory Measles Vaccinations As New York Closes More Schools

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News Story Source: https://www.npr.org
Judge Lawrence Knipel on Thursday refused parents’ request to lift the vaccination order that was imposed last week to stem a severe measles outbreak. “A fireman need not obtain the informed consent of the owner before extinguishing a house fire,” Knipel wrote in his ruling as quoted by Gothamist. “Vaccination is known to extinguish the fire of contagion.”

On the same day, the city announced that it was closing four more schools and issuing three civil summons for parents who had failed to comply with the mandate.

As of Thursday, the New York Department of Health had recorded 359 cases of measles since the outbreak began in October, up from 329 confirmed cases on Monday. The cases are centered in ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in Brooklyn.

A group of five parents had sued the city over the mandated measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations, claiming that the current outbreaks do not justify “drastic emergency measures” that override individua
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Meet the nuns who rake in $1,000,000 a year growing and selling cannabis

Read more on this subject: Drugs and Medications
News Story Source: https://metro.co.uk, Jane Wharton
A documentary will be released on Saturday to mark the weed users’ holiday of 4/20.

Sister Kate Meeusen started the Sisters of the Valley in 2011 with just twelve plants.

But now it’s an international operation that helps treat people with health or addiction problems.

The ‘Breaking Habits’ film, directed by British filmmaker Rob Ryan, explores the history and sustained survival of the weed-growing nuns.

‘I’ve seen the film so many times I’m sick of it, I didn’t like it but everyone else likes it so I’m happy about that,’ said Sister Kate, 60, who resides in Merced County, California with her community of sisters.

The film explores how Sister Kate and her team have fought bitterly against ‘white man rule’ including the obstructionist country sheriff and black market thieves.

‘We don’t like the white man rule,’ said Sister Kate, who makes and sells CBD products such as salves and oils with her sisterhood.

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