Only wealthy people should have healthcare.
Poor people should just wait until it becomes and emergency then call 911 (thereby passing a much higher bill on to the tax payers.)
It almost makes sense if you don't stop to think about it...
I think the real concern here isn't the fight between Fannie Mae and Mark Harris (although that is certainly the root of the problem)
A bigger and more prominent concern is that the Sheriff's office is doing their dirty work for them.
If the banks want him out of his home, why aren't they there trying to evict him?
The Sheriff's responsibility should be to protect the citizens of Dekalb County from crime. Not to throw veterans (or ANYONE) from their home.
Fun fact about Sam Wise (the only guy who voted no against the new solar initiative)
He received about 90% of his campaign funds from people with direct ties to coal, nuclear, and gas companies.
May explain why he voted against the solar initiative.
Maybe because there wasn't a pipebomb?
We are spending 200 million dollars on a new football stadium (that we DON'T NEED) because Arthur Blank has bought city council. The greedy bastard threatened to move the Falcons to another city and they caved in to his demands.
Instead of investing in infrastructure, schools, housing, healthcare, or any other number of things this city DESPERATELY needs, they decided to clear 200 million dollars (plus, I believe another 20 million dollars every year for the next 2 decades?) for this filthy rich plutocrat to increase his already immense wealth.
Meanwhile the citizens of Atlanta are going to take a HUGE hit. We're shutting down schools in the area and you can't even drive downtown without smashing your car in a pothole. Our healthcare system is so overworked that our biggest hospitals (and the only 2 trauma centers for hundreds of miles) get filled to maximum capacity almost EVERY DAY.
Yup, this is our city government working 'for the people.' (But only the extremely wealthy.)
We need to reschedule marijuana immediately.
Marijuana is currently in the schedule I classification. That is highest priority for federal DEA, and is reserved for drugs with high risk of addiction/abuse and NO MEDICAL VALUE.
There is obvious medical value to marijuana including pain suppressant, appetite and sleep stimulant, and natural diuretic. There is significant evidence that suggests marijuana is efficient at slowing down or preventing several types of cancer.
To give you a point of reference, although marijuana is a schedule I drug, cocaine and methamphetamine are both schedule II drugs.
Legislators would have you believe that they are keeping marijuana scheduled I because the federal government policy is not to review any studies done on schedule I substances. Once a drug is scheduled I, they lock the door and throw away the key. That means that any studies done on marijuana in the last 40 years will not even be reviewed by our government.
The truth is that many of those legislators are getting massive donations from industries that are making profit off of marijuana's current legal status. They get big donations from the alcohol industry, the pharmaceutical industry, and the petroleum industry (for obvious reasons.)
BTW- the scheduling of marijuana was done under the recommendation of the Center for Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA.) The name alone should suggest that they had some pretty serious financial interests in keeping marijuana as prohibited as possible. They're also the organization that created the 'Gateway Drug' theory (and the founder has gone on record to state that he cares '...more about the cause (of drug prohibition) than the science behind it.'
Also should be mentioned that pharmaceutical companies as well as textile companies and the alcohol industry are among some of the largest and most influential lobbyists in our government. Those three industries spend BILLIONS of dollars every year swaying politicians to vote against ANY progressive drug legislation. They fund anti-drug propaganda (such as 2001's "Drug use is terrorism" campaigns.) They stand to lose quite a bit of profit if laws on marijuana/industrial hemp were to be altered in any way.
But it's definitely time for a change. It's obvious our politicians aren't going to write the legislation we want. In places like Colorado and Washington voters recognize this fact and have taken issues into their own hands. Is that what it will take here as well?
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