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This Is What Legalizing Marijuana Did to the Black Market in Colorado

Illegal pot dealers still undersell licensed marijuana merchants in Colorado, but their advantage may be fading.

Jacob Sullum | Reason | November 2014

Snip:

"The black-market prices are definitely lower than recreational prices," says Michael Elliott, executive director of Colorado's Marijuana Industry Group. "The taxes are a big reason why, the new testing requirements, the packaging requirements, and basically this whole hurdle of the extraordinary expenses people have had to go through to open these businesses. Another reason is that the businesses have had limited supply." The supply problem was especially acute in the early months, before the first harvests of plants raised for the recreational market, when repurposed medical marijuana was the only source.

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Rand Paul Says GOP Brand 'Sucks': 'Fighting 40 Years of Us Doing a Crappy Job'

Mediaite: Senator Rand Paul spoke at a GOP field office today, and according to a report from The Hill, he was remarkably candid about how much the Republican Party’s brand “sucks” right now. He repeated his previous candid remarks about how the GOP is like Domino’s Pizza; the pizza chain underwent a huge rebranding after they realized people hated their product and the GOP should do the same.

Paul has attempted a mini-rebranding of his own with a stronger focus on issues in the black community like rebuilding inner city neighborhoods and cracking down on disproportionate drug sentences for African-Americans. And he really understands people believe the Republican Party doesn’t care:

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Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems

In June 2011, Julian Assange received an unusual visitor: the chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, arrived from America at Ellingham Hall, the country house in Norfolk, England where Assange was living under house arrest.

For several hours the besieged leader of the world’s most famous insurgent publishing organization and the billionaire head of the world’s largest information empire locked horns. The two men debated the political problems faced by society, and the technological solutions engendered by the global network—from the Arab Spring to Bitcoin.

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Over 200,000 Doctors Opting Out of Obamacare

There are many reasons for the declining state of the health care in the United States. It can be traced back at least to the Flexner Report and the creation of the American Medical Association, essentially cartelizing the medical industry. Various government interventions have only served to continue to increase the cost of health care while quality declines, and Obamacare is merely the latest chapter in this progression of interventions.

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Israeli Attacked U.S.S. Liberty Film to be Aired October 31 at 10 PM. Please share this info with your friends and colleagues.

A new film on the USS Liberty will air Friday, 10 pm EST on Al Jazeera America. Please tell others about this and try to view it!

http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/schedule.html

For more information on Israel's 1967 attack on the American ship, see http://honorlibertyvets.org/

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I will never respect another U.S. military aircraft again!

Since I was a boy I've loved planes and especially our mighty Air Force. Airshows, parades, museums, air force bases, movies and so on were many examples of America's might. Never again! It is all a charade and I was duped into believing this is what makes our country great. It's all a lie and our government and military has done nothing but invade, pillage, murder, destroy, enslave, and terrorize innocent people who have done nothing to us.

I am ashamed of our military and will do everything possible to keep my kids and grandkids from joining.

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Earthships?

Has anyone seen one of these homes?

These are built so inhabitants can live totally off the grid, No heat bills, no electric or water bills. You don't even need a well.

Actor Dennis Weaver built a 6,000 sq. ft Earthship home out of tires and old cans.


http://www.youtu.be/nkbHR16FGpE

http://earthship.com/

Build a tire wall on your own: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cer3WKTOcy8

Earthship build in progress in Canada: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXtiBuOpGlI

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WOW! Greenspan just called QE a failure and to buy gold..

"He said the bond-buying program was ultimately a mixed bag. He said that the purchases of Treasury and mortgage-backed securities did help lift asset prices and lower borrowing costs. But it didn’t do much for the real economy."

"He also said, “I don’t think it’s possible” for the Fed to end its easy-money policies in a trouble-free manner."

"Mr. Greenspan said gold is a good place to put money these days given its value as a currency outside of the policies conducted by governments."

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DP Poll: Should Doctor Assisted Suicide Be Legal?

A question inspired by this story about a 29 year old woman who has terminal brain cancer, and has scheduled her death for November 1.

Cancer patient Brittany Maynard, scheduled to die Saturday, checked last item on ‘bucket list’
By Lindsey Bever | October 29, 2014

Last week, Brittany Maynard stood atop the Grand Canyon, dressed in a banana-yellow shirt, hot-pink sweater and a quiet smile. She posed in snapshots with her family — documenting the last adventure on her “bucket list.”

Maynard, 29, was diagnosed in April with a stage 4 malignant brain tumor and given six months to live. She also learned how she could suffer in the end, losing her ability to speak and use her own body. So, earlier this month, she made plans to die on her own terms.

“I don’t want to die,” Maynard told CBS “This Morning.” But she said she’s now suffering from “bone-splitting” headaches, seizures and “moments when I’m looking at my husband’s face and I can’t think of his name.”

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Hardened Hearts Could Destroy Us All

Hardened Hearts a Could Destroy Us All

Where is Miriam's Hattie Carroll song?
Where are the marchers, where is the throng?
Where are the singers exposing what's wrong?
Where are those who won't go along?

Hardened hearts, hardened hearts, hardened hearts,
Is the cause of our fall,
Hardened hearts, hardened hearts, hardened hearts,
Could destroy us all.

In the Sixties they protested one brutal war,
Now we're silent facing ten times more,
Doing nothing about the death and gore,
As long as we don't have to go to a distant shore.

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Do not post on the Daily Paul while drunk

Friends in Liberty!

Do not post on the Daily Paul while drunk.
I say this from my heart.
From my own experience.
Stay away from this site while intoxicated with alcohol.
This way you will not be loosing friends here.
You will not be afraid to see what you posted here.

The last few days I'm on a drinking binge.
Truth must be told.
I just had a bottle of Jagermeister.
So this is the only posting on this day for me.

Stay away from anything that makes your mind blurry while posting here on the Daily Paul.
This site deserves people who are totally sober.

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Volkswagen’s New 300 MPG Car Not Allowed In America Because It Is Too Efficient

You won’t find the 300 MPG Volkswagen XL1 in an American showroom, in fact it has even been denied a tour of America because it is too efficient for the American public to be made widely aware of, and oil profits are too high in America with the status quo in place. No tour has been allowed for this car because the myth that 50 mpg is virtually impossible to obtain from even a stripped down econobox is too profitable to let go of, and when it comes to corporate oil profits, ignorance is bliss.