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Man Changes Name to “Just Another Nigger”
Here Come the Pot Taxes
Canadian Activists Return from Egyptian Prison http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/10/12/canadian-activists-imprisoned-in-egypt-return-to-canada-its-really-obvious-we-made-mistakes/
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Ed NJ Weedman Forchion reports this week at his website http://NJWeedMan.com that he has legally changed his name in order to bring attention to the injustices he has suffered at the hands of state agents. He admits that the name change will likely be denied. In the past, courts have denied Ed’s attempts to legally change his name the NJWeedMan.com. This Thursday, he wrote on his blog, quote, “I did file to legally change my name to "JUST ANOTHER NIGGER" in the Burlington County Superior Court. I want the Judges and officers of the courts to be forced to call me JUST A NIGGER as this case proceeds.”
Ed says he feels like he’s being treated as a second class citizen. He wants court officials to drop their pomp and circumstance and call him how they’re treating him. In his blog post, Ed NJWeedMan Forchion says that the court refuses to recognize his rights under the New Jersey Compassionate Use Act. That law distinguishes between medical and recreational use, and NJWeedman is a medical user. However, the court ignored the law. NJWeedman suspects racism. What do *you* think? Should people be free to change their names to whatever they want? Is the court being racist? Share your thoughts on the Peace News Now facebook page!
Beginning next year, stores with special permission from the State can sell cannabis. But before that happens, voters in Colorado will decide whether to approve Proposition AA. The new law would impose a new tax of 30 percent. But that’s not all. Question 2A in Denver would authorize an additional sales tax of up to 15 percent to go to the city bureaucrats. That’s not in place of, but in addition to, the taxes that already apply to everything else. If all these taxes are approved and legislators set them at the maximum authorized levels, legal pot in Denver—home to most of the state's medical marijuana centers, the only businesses that will initially be allowed to serve the recreational market—will be hit by a total sales tax of 38 percent, plus an excise tax of 15 percent. Now Denver attorney Rob Corry is campaigning to get Colorado Pot-smokers to vote NO on Proposition AA to avoid what he calls, quote, "the largest tax increase in Colorado history.” Unfortunately, Amendment 64, the ballot measure that Coloradans voted for last year, grants state agents the authority to tax and regulate cannabis in a manner similar to alcohol. But what happens if bureaucrats regulate the price of cannabis higher than the black market price? Will consumers go back to their old dealer for the better price?
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The Canadian Press reported that two Canadian activists returned home on Saturday after seven weeks in an Egyptian prison. On arrival, John Greyson and Tarek Loubani admitted many mistakes. They also gave thanks to those who helped win their freedom.
Tarek Loubani is an emergency-room physician from London, Ontario. John Greyson is an outspoken gay film professor and director living in Toronto. Greyson said, quote, “We call out the collusion of Western powers, seemingly unwilling to denounce military violence against peaceful citizens, and perhaps, most crucially, on the ongoing role of billions in U.S. military aid (that is) helping return Egypt to a nightmare of military dictatorship.”
The two said they had only planned to stop overnight in Cairo on their way to Gaza. They believed they could safely document the violence that erupted in Cairo and tend to the wounded without invoking the wrath of the authorities. Instead, they were swept up in mass arrests and imprisoned in cramped conditions without trial. They said they were beaten and forced to sleep on the concrete with cockroaches.
The two were accused of participating in illegal protests and resisting arrest. This week state agents dropped the accusations against them and gave them permission to leave Egypt. Family and supporters mounted a relentless campaign to have them freed, to which Greyson said, quote, “Your hard work mattered, your voice mattered, it made a difference, we owe you our freedom.”
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