REUTERS: Washington mayor signs marijuana decriminalization bill
WASHINGTON Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:39pm EDT
(Reuters) - District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray on Monday signed a bill that decriminalizes possession of up to an ounce (28 grams) of marijuana in the U.S. capital.
The law makes possession a civil violation with a penalty of $25, lower than most city parking tickets. Possession had been a misdemeanor carrying up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Maryland to reportedly abandon $125M ObamaCare exchange for new system
Published March 29, 2014FoxNews.com
With just days to go before open enrollment ends on March 31, Maryland officials are reportedly planning to abandon its glitch-ridden ObamaCare website and replace the health exchange with technology from Connecticut’s marketplace.
If these Parties have/ regain Party recognition, there is still time for a person to become a candidate and put their hat in the ring. Anyone interested should be in touch with the Parties immediately to get instructions. Don't let someone go unchallenged who shouldn't go unchallenged.
"CPAC" March 8th - "LIVE" On C - Span (UPDATE)
12:45 p.m. – Newt Gingrich, former House Speaker
1:12 p.m. – Jim DeMint, president of the Heritage Foundation
** 5:23 p.m. – Straw poll
5:45 pm. – Former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK)
(Video) Baltimore City Police Officer, Alec Taylor Charged With Beating And Choking Girlfriend’s 7-Month-Old Puppy To DeathSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 03/07/2014 - 10:20
(Video) Baltimore City Police Officer, Alec Taylor Charged With Beating And Choking Girlfriend’s 7-Month-Old Puppy To Death
March 5, 2014 11:22 PM
Showdown: Maryland to Target 110,000 Citizens With Gun Confiscation
New law would link gun registry with criminal database
Paul Joseph Watson
March 5, 2014
Authorities in Maryland are set to target 110,000 citizens with gun confiscation under a new law that would link the state’s gun registry with its criminal database, with new troopers set to be hired to enforce door to door visits of illegal gun owners.
If, for some reason, no one came forward to file, there is still time to go through the Central Committees, R or D, for the nomination. This must be done immediately. The Central Committees have the ability to nominate someone when no one has come forward for the nomination. A Party change can be done the same day as the filing, which is Monday before the Election Office closes. Stop complaining and don't let someone go unchallenged that shouldn't go unchallenged. Contact the local Central Committee if there are any questions.
The police chief of Annapolis, Md., warned state senators mulling marijuana legalization Tuesday that dozens died after getting high in Colorado Jan. 1, when the nation's first recreational pot stores opened.
“The first day of legalization, that's when Colorado experienced 37 deaths that day from overdose on marijuana," Chief Michael Pristoop testified during a Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee hearing, the Capital Gazette reports. "I remember the first day it was decriminalized there were 37 deaths."
In MD, the last day to file to be included in the Primary is very soon, www.elections.state.md.us. A party change can probably be done the same day. Check the documents needed, a Treasurer must be located. Remember, the only thing needed to be elected is to be on the ballot. Consider it or stop complaining. If later, a decision is made to do this, the Libertarians, Greens and Constitutions can be considered. Ballot access is fairly easy if there are say 5 people.
Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., isn’t pleased with a bill pending in her state’s legislature that would prohibit state and local support for the National Security Agency.
The legislation was proposed Feb. 6 by eight Republicans in the 141-member Maryland House of Delegates and would deny the NSA “material support, participation or assistance in any form” from the state, its political subdivisions and companies with state contracts.
It’s legal to parody the logos of the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, the government conceded in a settlement agreement announced Tuesday.
The agreement ends a lawsuit filed on behalf of Dan McCall, a graphic designer whose work was removed from the online marketplace Zazzle.com in 2011 after the agencies sent cease and desist orders that alleged his mugs and T-shirts violated trademark law.
The National Security Agency’s headquarters in Ft. Meade, Md., will go dark if a cohort of Maryland lawmakers has its way.
Eight Republicans in the 141-member Maryland House of Delegates introduced legislation Thursday that would deny the electronic spy agency “material support, participation or assistance in any form” from the state, its political subdivisions or companies with state contracts.
A Letter from US Security Researchers Urging to End Society-Wide Surveillance (Matthew Green's blog, 1/25/2014)Submitted by Cyril on Sun, 01/26/2014 - 07:19
"A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering" (blog) - Saturday, January 25, 2014 :
This week a group of *more than fifty prominent security and cryptography researchers* signed a letter protesting the mass surveillance efforts of the NSA, and attempts by NSA to weaken cryptography and privacy protections on the Internet. The full letter can be found here.