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Part 2, Federal Marijuana Laws for Governor Phil Scott To Consider This Morning Before His Big Decision To Ignore, Sign or Veto The Marijuana Bill On His Desk!

Today we start off with Title 18 Criminal laws: explosives & marijuana; prisons & marijuana; and then Title 19 international treaties & marijuana. Please keep in mind that changing state marijuana laws does NOT change federal laws which are spelled three different ways in the federal laws: marijuana, marihuana and cannabis.

Previously, in Part 1, we looked at food stamps & marijuana, federal forest land & marijuana, federal immigration laws & marijuana, and U.S. Military law & marijuana.

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Part 1: Federal Marijuana Laws "Trump" State Marijuana Laws, So It Is Time To Learn Federal Pot Laws!

FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS which pre-empt, or "trump" state laws; PART 1.

I want to copy all of the federal marijuana laws and post them, but it is getting rather long, so I will just post what I have so far; and there are a lot more, but rather than you getting bored, just read this much so far, O.K.?

The laws I have copied and pasted here, so far, include laws regarding people who receive foods stamps, people in the U.S. Military, and people who enjoy our national parks. If that's you, you need to know about federal marijuana laws!

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How Police In Australia Test Drivers For Marijuana!

How police in Australia test drivers for marijuana!  I saw this in a movie.  I get some really great DVD's at yard sales in the summer.  I just can't wait for yard sale season to start again!   O.K., I don't recall the name of the movie, and I'd have to dig through boxes to find it, but basically it goes like this, sort of:

Two Australian Police Officers at a roadside traffic stop, cleary marked for a driver survey, so cars politely slow down.  When a car comes to a stop, directed by an officer helping to stop cars, the other officer goes to the window (was it on the wrong side of the car?  I can't recall, this was a movie, do they drive on the wrong side in Australia?) 

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Yard Sale

Come to 43 Chestnut Hill for a Yard Sale on Saturday, May 13 from 8:30AM to 1:30PM at the McCarty Residence.

Lots to give away (books, skiis, and so much more). Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Obscene Picture?

What say you?

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Applicants Sought For Forestry Scholarship

The Windham Regional Woodlands Association (WRWA) is currently seeking scholarship applications from Windham County high school seniors or college students interested in forestry or an allied field (e.g., wildlife management). WRWA will award one $3,000 scholarship for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters ($1,500 per semester) to a Windham County resident attending or about to enroll in a two- or four-year college program in Forest Management or a related major. The deadline for applications is May 15, 2017.

For more information, email WRWA at windhamwoodlands@gmail.com or go to our website, www.windhamwoodlands.org, and click on Scholarships.

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Things We Got Wrong

Some things we got wrong

 

The world was once considered flat.

Titanic was sinkable after all

Dewey never defeated Truman

Nixon was indeed a crook

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Happy Spring!

Celebrate Spring with Erroll Garner:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zg3z96Z3UEk

(Nice day for it)

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Everybody's Irish

 

‘Tis said, that everybody’s Irish for a day on St. Paddy’s.

So, a Happy St. Paddy’s day to all you Irishpersons on this lovely March day!

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Brattleboro VFW Closed Thursday

The Brattleboro VFW will be closed Thursday due to the weather

- Brattleboro VFW

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Newsworthiness - You Never Read About a Plane That Did Not Crash

There exists an aphorism in
journalism which describes how an unusual, infrequent event (such as a man
biting a dog) is more likely to be reported as news than an ordinary, everyday
occurrence with similar consequences, such as a dog biting a man.

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Wet Wednesday?

Today is “Giving Tuesday”.  It follows “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday”.

What will tomorrow be?

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Eagle Eye View of Brattleboro

Here is a photo of Brattleboro from high in sky taken by my brother from his small plane. Enjoy! I had two more photos that I wanted to share here but they are too big to be shown here.

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Klaatu Barada Nikto

John Podesta is the chairman of the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. He previously served as chief of staff to President Bill Clinton and Counselor to President Barack Obama.

On October 7, 2016, WikiLeaks started to publish thousands of emails reportedly retrieved from Podesta's private Gmail account. Podesta and the Clinton campaign did not confirm or deny the authenticity of the emails and along with others have stated that the Russian government is behind the leaks. The New York Times reported that when
asked, president Putin replied that Russia was being falsely accused. "The hysteria is merely caused by the fact that somebody needs to divert the attention of the American people from the essence of what was exposed by the hackers."

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The New King of Thailand

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn has become the new King of Thailand, succeeding the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

In the late 1980's and early 1990's I was working at Capital Children's Museum in DC and one of the exhibits we built was in conjunction with the government of Thailand. We filled a room the size of about three or four classrooms with examples of Thai art, architecture, food, music, language, costume, etc. and the Thai government helped out with money, artifacts and crafts, and even helped construct small buildings.

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Ode to Oxycontin, Upon Breaking Two Arms

On Healing Two Arms

The bones demand many naps
and I deny them not a thing.
But napping leads to dreamland
where Startle-man is King.

Boulders fall in his catacombs,
boards fly through his walls,
his bears tear holes in canvas tents,
and his horses kick through stalls.

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A World Without Money

Michael Tellinger is a South African author, archeologist and politician

Tellinger is a proponent of Contributionism, a social movement based on the African philosophy of Ubuntu.

In 2012 he founded the Ubuntu Party in South Africa, based on his principles of Contributionism.

Ubuntu USA headquarters are located at Bolton Valley, Vermont.

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Dead Even

Shinto is a pantheistic belief, its underlying principle being 'All life is animated'. And as a consequence of this idea, “Nature can never be evil.”

Phenomenology is the concept that of an infinite number of channels, we choose which ones we focus on, to the exclusion of all others.

Roger Ailes and Lee Atwater were Ronald Reagan’s hatchet men back in the day. I don’t know the ins and outs of their cabal which included North, McFarlane, Haig, Bush et. al., but of the first two...one went on to found the ‘news division’ of Fox, creating a media megaphone for an unprecedented manifestation of Orwellian doublespeak, exemplified by the motto, 'Fair and Balanced'. The other is long deceased, but his protege was Karl Rove, aka Bush’s Brain.

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Express Fluency Featured in Brattleboro Reformer

"Brattleboro's Express Fluency offers new approach to learning languages."
August 18, 2016

BRATTLEBORO — Elissa McLean has heard the same sad story more times than she can count: Adults say to her, "I took (fill in the language) for years in high school/college, but I can't speak a word."

McLean, founder and owner of Express Fluency, a language school and teacher training center, intends to change that by offering a new kind of language class. The method she uses is based on TCI, Teaching with Comprehensible Input. (Listening and reading comprise input; speaking and writing are output.)

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Free Cell Phone and Minutes Provider

I heard earlier today that someone in Brattleboro had signed up for, and received a free cell phone with free monthly minutes included.  The person who was asked to help activate this phone today, asked me if I knew about any such program.

The only thing that came to mind was a monthly credit (that came directly from the service provider)  called "Lifeline".  The application for Lifeline credits at one time was included in the state income tax booklets but I haven't seen hide nor hair of any such application for several years now.  

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iBrattleboro Poll

Brattleboro is considering a second sidewalk snowplow. That snowplow

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