California has the largest cannabis market in the world. However a recent audit of the industry found users are three times more likely to buy illegally than from licensed sellers.
The United Cannabis Business Association (UCBA) which commissioned the audit has rebuked government officials for failing to shut down illegal pot houses. They blame online sites where users post the locations of places to buy cannabis of high potency for driving the illegal sales.
Many millennials and young white liberals are moving away from hard left states, like New York and California, to more Republican cities in states like Texas and Arizona.
The result is traditional red states as seeing their margins narrow. This coupled with high national foreign-birth rate and immigration is driving these margins down. For example in Texas the Democrat voting margin has widened to almost 800,000 in 2018 — far outpacing the Democrats’ 2012 margin of a little more than 130,000.
Although immigration is playing apart it is the domestic immigration of democrats escaping high-tax , high cost of living and growing income inequality that is driving the change in voting margins in these red states. However these young democrats may be leaving the high taxes , but they are not leaving their politics behind.
Kelly Swift grew tired of the Los Angeles area a few years ago so she decided to leave—and take her job with her.
Ms. Swift kept her role in health-care information-technology consulting, and her California salary, when she and her family settled in a suburb of Boise, Idaho. Her employer didn’t mind that she started working from home.
Ely Erlich in a recent online article posed the question: “Is Donald Trump a bad president or does the media exaggerate his faults?”
Erlich argues that the media is in fact pushing a false narrative. He used as his argument the coverage CNN and NYT gave to a press conference in the White House where the President hosted people from throughout the world sharing their stories about the religious persecution they had experience.
CNN-NYT pushed the narrative the President was unfeeling, and racist in his dealings with a young Yazidi Christian, who had been raped and watched members of her family massacred. The news story said the President did not know her story. However the reason for the conference was to allow the woman and the others present to tell their stories to the global media, allowing them a voice, highlighting the injustices they had suffered. Attendees to the event praised the President for his work in this area, and the opportunity to share their stories. However, CNN and NYT turned the story into an attack on the President.
The trailer for the movie The Hunt has been pulled by ESPN in the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton.
The movie produced by Universal Pictures and Blumhouse, and staring Hilary Swank and Betty Gilpin, depicts a group of liberal elites who take to red states to hunt “deplorables” i.e. conservatives for sport.
The Hunt Trailer (warning shows scenes of a violent nature):
Jason Blum the founder of Blumhouse, and notorious Trump-hater, was booed off stage at the 32rd Israeli Film Festival in LA after he blamed the President for the rise in anti-semitism.
“A lot is on the line, the last two years have been hard for all of us who cherish the freedom as citizens of this country,” the BlacKkKlansman producer said, triggering boos. “As you can see from this auditorium, it’s the end of civil discourse. We have a president who calls the press the enemy of the people. Thanks to our president, antisemitism is on the rise.”
After markets rebounded after they fell to their lowest point on Tuesday. Economists are warning that there are signs of a Lehman Brother’s like collapse.
“At this point, we think it would be a mistake to dismiss the possibility of a Lehman-like shock as a mere tail risk,” Nomura macro and quant strategist Masanari Takada said in a note Tuesday. “The pattern in US stock market sentiment has come to even more closely resemble the picture of sentiment on the eve of the 2008 Lehman Brothers collapse that marked the onset of the global financial crisis.”
The next sell-off could resemble a Lehman Brother’s like collapse. Nomura is basing its view on data showing hedge funds fleeing the market and said more are set to exit when their algorithms are triggered by rising volatility.
The Feds reduced interest rates this week by 0.25%. The rate reduction not only reduces repayments on variable rate loans; but also affects yields on investments.
Seniors are bing told to re-evaluate their investments to ensure they are yielding enough. In the past retirees would take on more risk with their investments. This has paid off with the long term bullish market. However, economists are warning that when this gives out these yields will fall, and high risk portfolios will be at particular risk.
“The stock market has been hitting all-time highs, but the reason we’re facing lower interest rates is because the economy seems to be slowing down and we’re heading toward a recession,” said Leon LaBrecque, certified financial planner and chief growth officer at Sequoia Financial Group in Troy, Michigan.
A library in Portland, Oregon, has deleted a photograph from Flickr which appeared to show a young child fondling the fake breasts of a drag queen during story hour. The photo showed Anthony Hudson, aka “Carla Rossi.” lying on the floor laughing as young children buried themselves on him and fondled his fake breasts, however LifeSiteNews archived the photos.
The photos first came to the public’s attention after a Facebook user posted them saying, “I wouldn’t let my kids crawl on top of random strangers no matter how said strangers are dressed.”
Drag Queen story hours have become popular in libraries across the country. However, the safety of such events was called into question when it was discovered that the Drag Queen working in Houston Library system, had a conviction for sexual assault against an eight year old boy.
The Trump administration have asked that the Supreme Court Stay a lower court order blocking the reallocation of Pentagon Funds to the building of the border wall. The administration wants the ruling to be put on hold whilst litigation is ongoing.
However a group of environmentalists and House Democrats have urged the Supreme Court to uphold the court order. Saying that, “If a stay is granted and wall construction begins, there will be no turning back”