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(CNN) -- It's been eight months since I last wrote about medical marijuana, apologizing for having not dug deeply into the beneficial effects of this plant and for writing articles dismissing its potential. I apologized for my own role in previously misleading people, and I feel very badly that people have suffered for too long, unable to obtain the legitimate medicine that may have helped them.
I have been reminded that a true and productive scientific journey involves a willingness to let go of established notions and get at the truth, even if it is uncomfortable and even it means having to say "sorry."
It is not easy to apologize and take your lumps, but this was never about me.
This scientific journey is about a growing number of patients who want the cannabis plant as a genuine medicine, not to get high.
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The Last Hour
Ukrainian gold reserves reportedly were loaded on an aircraft at Kiev’s Borispol airport last week and flown to the United States.
The pro-Russian Internet news site, iskra-news.info, reported Friday that 40 sealed boxes were hastily loaded on an unidentified transport plane at the airport. Ukraine has 36 tons of gold, according to the World Gold Council.
My grandson is 17 - a good kid, lives with his dad (my daughter is his step-mom). He's been heavy on my mind all weekend in a "something's off" way, so when my daughter called last night I asked if something was going on with him.
She said yeah he's had a rough weekend. His mom's birthday is coming up and he bought her a toaster for a gift because her old one died. His school does random locker searches and found the receipt for the toaster among his things. They called my son in law to come to the school so they could do a thorough search of my grandson, his locker and his car.
It seems a toaster can be used to dry marijuana. Kids these days, eh? *eyeroll*
What do you think of this, Daily Paul?
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says he isn't worried about tea party-backed candidates challenging GOP incumbents in this year's midterm elections.
"I think we are going to crush them everywhere," McConnell told the New York Times in an interview published Saturday. "I don't think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country."
My Faithful Execution of the Law Act is scheduled to be voted on this week. Learn more about the legislation by watching my testimony in front of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee.
FAITHFUL EXECUTION OF THE LAW ACT OF 2014 - H.R 3973
To amend section 530D of title 28, United States Code.
You will like this. Much truth comes out in comedy.
I'd like to know what you think the dumbest possible place to put your money is, where you are practically guaranteed to lose your principal. Whether its Ukrainian real estate or Thai bonds, I'd like to hear it.
And, sure, put down the smartest move with your money while you're at it.
As told in the parable of the hot dog wars (4 minutes).
By Rand Paul | Time Magazine | March 9, 2014
Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is a gross violation of that nation’s sovereignty and an affront to the international community. His continuing occupation of Ukraine is completely unacceptable and Russia’s President should be isolated for his actions.
It is America’s duty to condemn these actions in no uncertain terms. It is our role as a global leader to be the strongest nation in opposing Russia’s latest aggression.
By Michael Snyder | March 9th, 2014
If the U.S. economy is getting better, then why are major retail chains closing thousands of stores?
If we truly are in an "economic recovery", then why do sales figures continue to go down for large retailers all over the country?
Without a doubt, the rise of Internet retailing giants such as Amazon.com have had a huge impact. Today, there are millions of Americans that actually prefer to shop online. Personally, when I published my novel I made it solely available on Amazon. But Internet shopping alone does not account for the great retail apocalypse that we are witnessing. In fact, some retail experts estimate that the Internet has accounted for only about 20 percent of the decline that we are seeing.
Most of the rest of it can be accounted for by the slow, steady death of the middle class U.S. consumer.
By Shane Goldmacher
March 10, 2014
Sen. Rand Paul is taking his anti-surveillance message on the road—and into the liberal lion's den of Berkeley.
Paul, the Kentucky Republican widely seen as laying the groundwork for a 2016 presidential run, will speak at the famously liberal university next week at an event on privacy, according to a Paul aide.
by Julia Angwin
The East German secret police, known as the Stasi, were an infamously intrusive secret police force. They amassed dossiers on about one quarter of the population of the country during the Communist regime.
But their spycraft — while incredibly invasive — was also technologically primitive by today's standards. While researching my book Dragnet Nation, I obtained the [below] hand drawn social network graph and other files from the Stasi Archive in Berlin, where German citizens can see files kept about them and media can access some files, with the names of the people who were monitored removed.