Anti-marijuana New York assemblyman busted for weed possession

(RAW STORY)   A Republican lawmaker in New York who has a record of voting against medical marijuana legalization has been arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. State police said that a suspicious odor was noticed in Assemblyman Steve Katz’s vehicle when they pulled him over for driving around 80 mph in a 75 mph […]

True State of USA Wealth Inequality

March 10, 2013 MEDIA ROOTS — The top 1% hold 40% of the nation’s wealth. But the bottom 80% hold only 7% of the nation’s wealth. This infographics video provides an arresting presentation of widening wealth inequality in the USA. It also compares and contrasts our perceptions with actual reality. A notable segment is a graph […]

Officials call for ‘universal’ flu vaccination strategy

For the third consecutive year, state and federal health officials are advocating a “universal” vaccination strategy to combat the seasonal flu. That means that everyone, 6 months and older, should get a flu shot, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “People should get vaccinated as soon as the vaccine is available,” […]

Arkansas State Senator Missy Irvin Pushes Nanny State Attack on Tattoo Parlors

(ARKANSAS TIMES)   Sen. Missy Irvin wants to protect you from the scary world of body art. The Senate Public Health committee will need to consider the new Medicaid deal but they spent some time this morning to pass Sen. Irvin’s Act to Limit Body Art Procedures, which bans scarification and dermal implants. (Scarification is a non-ink skin marking that […]

Millions of Birds Dead, Killed in Mexico Flu Outbreak

ShareThis Millions of Birds Dead, Killed in Mexico Flu Outbreak –H7N3 virus detected at 34 farms, 199 farms still under evaluation 25 Jul 2012 Some 4.9 million birds have died since the outbreak of bird flu started five weeks ago at farms in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, officials said. All of the birds […]

California gun sales jump; gun injuries, deaths fall Read more here

Gun deaths and injuries have dropped sharply in California, even as the number of guns sold in the state has risen, according to new state data. Dealers sold 600,000 guns in California last year, up from 350,000 in 2002, according to records of sale tallied by the California Attorney General’s office. During that same period, […]

Mexico has yet to ID any of the 49 bodies found 2 months ago

After police found 49 dismembered bodies strewn on a Mexican highway leading to the Texas border, it took the army just a week to parade an alleged drug trafficker before journalists as the man who purportedly oversaw the body dump. Yet two months after the grisly discovery in Nuevo Leon state, authorities have not identified […]

State Secession and dissolution from the Union on the horizon, pros and cons behind state secession

Author: Silence DoGood Source: <a href=”http://www.federaljack.com/?p=178037″>FederalJack</a> State Secession is now a reality today with a battle between the Tenth Amendment, corrupt Executive branch, and corrupt Congress with a 9% approval rating. Petitions are being <a href=”http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/secission-petitions-filed-20-states-190210006.html”>created</a> by citizens across the country to get permission from the current US Presidential Administration to allow the states they […]

Voters in Six States Approve Measures Nullifying Federal Acts

Take the coverage of the 2012 elections carried on the three biggest 24-hour news channels (Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN) and you get a very conservative calculation of 72 hours in one day spent talking about the races in the 50 states. Of those 72 hours of election coverage not one minute was devoted to […]

Mitt Romney may have breached ethics laws through company linked to Paul Ryan’s brother

Photo: Garrett Jackson/Twitter The Republican presidential candidate appears to have profited from a marketing company that was contracted by the state of Massachusetts after receiving $5 million (£3.2 million) in financial backing from Bain Capital, Mr Romney’s investment firm. One of his vice-presidential candidate’s brothers, who is a former Bain consultant, was at the time […]