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Murder in Western nations. USA on top. See above 1950-2010 chart. Homicide rates of USA (top line), Australia, Canada, Spain (ESP), Great Britain, and the Netherlands. From: OECD "How Was Life?", page 147.
More people killed by US domestic gunmen (1,516,863) since 1968 than in all wars fought by America (1,396,733). . And: Mass Incarceration and high murder rate damage U.S. Global Peace Ranking. - U.S. News and World Report.. Incarceration rate of 693 per 100,000. .
Most firearm deaths in the USA are from handguns. . Canada has a much lower rate of handgun ownership than the USA. See chart. And Canada has a much lower murder rate, and little mandatory sentencing. See: NRA's high murder rate, and mandatory sentencing And: A ten-round magazine is sufficient for semi-auto rifles in the real world. And: What a semi-auto rifle can do to the human body. And: Congress Refuses, So California Funds Its Own Gun Violence Research Center.
Tipping point? Ohio is 25th state to legalize medical marijuana. .
Maryland repealed mandatory minimum drug sentencing despite initial Republican opposition.
“We have an under-incarceration problem.” Republican Senator Cotton. Trillions of dollars.
|What are the chances Democrats will gladly change all states to open primaries? Then ask what are the chances independents will gladly vote for Clinton in November.
|Democrats want independents to vote for them, but NOT in the primaries.
Bill Maher And Bernie Sanders Take Down ‘Chicken’ Donald Trump. . Presidents have too much power. Canada elects a prime minister who can be removed by a majority vote. In the USA Republicans and Democrats are often closed political cults. Wikipedia: Results of the Democratic presidential primaries, 2016. Many Democrat primaries lock out independents.
Gallup poll: Majority in U.S. Support Single Payer Healthcare. As do doctors. . And: Polling shows the majority of Americans agree with Bernie Sander's views: Single payer healthcare (which costs less per person), income inequality, progressive taxation (it does not increase total taxes; it assigns higher and lower tax rates depending on income), minimum wage, cannabis reform . See Wikipedia: List of countries by total health expenditure per capita.
Women who smoke weed are smarter than those who don’t. And: Republicans block drug law reform unless their criminal friends allowed to thwart environmental and business regulation. And: E-cigarettes should be offered to smokers, say doctors - BBC News. .
Happy 4/20! NORML Unveils Our 2016 Congressional Scorecard. And: A or F? How Congress scores on marijuana. Grading based upon members' 2015 voting records.
|"Of the 233 Democrats in Congress, 208 members (89.3 percent) received a passing grade of a 'C' or higher. Of the 302 Republicans in Congress, 102 members (33.8 percent) received a passing grade of a 'C' or higher."
Mexico proposes legal medical marijuana, and increasing legal recreational possession from 5 to 28 grams (1 ounce). . And: White House to meet with cannabis activists.
Bernie can pay for 2 years of public college by making 16 the legal age of adulthood. Freeing up 2 years of average public high school costs of $12,000 a year. Plus room and board costs. .
Bernie Sanders Pulls Ahead Of Hillary Clinton In New Poll. Bernie wins in all national matchups.
Maryland Ends Mandatory Minimums For Drug Users, Lets Non-Violent Offenders Out Early. And: Medical Marijuana Legalized in Pennsylvania . But also building prison. And: Victoria becomes the first Australian state to legalize medical cannabis.  . And: DEA could soon announce a major decision on rescheduling marijuana. And: Whoopi Goldberg founds medical marijuana company for women. And: Cancer patient shares graphic photos in call for pot to be legalized in Australia.
Republican system of inequality, endless drug war, and mass incarceration being crushed by independents from within and without. The GOP house continues to block veterans from using cannabis -- by denying prescription VA painkillers if they use cannabis. Idiotic and cruel, since cannabis is much safer. .
Total arrests down in legal states, but blacks arrested for marijuana at twice the rate of peers. And: Trump and Cruz: Huge tax cuts for the rich paid for by tax increases on lower incomes.
Rally against Republican committee leaders refusing to allow vote to reschedule cannabis. High Times: "it will be helpful, and indeed crucial, for advancing legalization for Democrats to take control of the Senate"
2016 Calendar of American cannabis events and cups. Including GMM and 420 events.
War on Drugs 'Is an Unmitigated Disaster': Former Latin American Heads of State.
Bernie Sanders won the Colorado primary. His cannabis views helped. And: CNN poll! Bernie crushes Trump, Rubio, or Cruz. Hillary loses to Rubio or Cruz. Wins against Trump. And: Independents greatly outnumber Democrats or Republicans.
True compassionate conservatism saves trillions of dollars:
Al Franken (Senator and SNL comedian) about Republican "Big Idea" on health insurance. .
Maryland Lawmakers Override Republican Veto of Marijuana Paraphernalia Decriminalization. . Existing pot decrim meant a fine for possession, but jailed for the joint paper or baggie.
Sanders says Clinton fails to mention that 'Medicare for all' (Single Payer) saves families about $5000 a year in premiums, deductibles, and co-pays.
|Republicans think they can spend an infinite amount of money (many trillions of dollars) on health-insurance-company-based healthcare, and have an infinite number of babies, to feed their appetite for endless ground wars, and for more inmates for more prisons for more drug war.
Lawmaker in Poland Introduces Bill to Legalize Medical Marijuana. And: Republican governor rejects vets, PTSD, and new medical marijuana conditions. .
Oklahoma, Nebraska Republicans again suing Colorado over marijuana in Supreme Court . And: Democrat governor of Pennsylvania makes medical marijuana a top priority.
Vermont may be the first state to legalize recreational cannabis via the legislature. Vermont has Democrat governor and legislature .
'Mass Incarceration in America' Topic of MLK 'Dream Week' Panel in San Antonio, Texas. And: Maine's Republican Governor Resurrects Every Racist Drug War Stereotype. . And: NAACP of California endorses November 2016 ballot measure to legalize marijuana. And: ‘Do I roll it?’ Massachusetts Lawmakers on Colorado marijuana mission. And: Drug test kits used by police are total science fraud: They produce positive results 70% of the time, no matter what is being tested. 
And: First medical marijuana dispensaries open in New York 
Cannabis-growing nuns campaign to fight Merced marijuana ban .
|Republicans waste trillions of dollars on drug wars, ground wars, health insurance companies, prison companies, tax breaks for the 1%, and subsidies for oil companies.
Oregon begins 'motor voter' program. Of course: "Not a single Republican voted in favor." And: More Than a Dozen States Eye Automatic Voter Registration. And: Sanders Blasts U.S. Mass Incarceration as 'International Embarrassment'. . And: Vote in 2016!
Colombia legalizes medical marijuana. And: Why This Australian Anti-Marijuana Campaign Totally Backfired. Hilariously.
Washington, D.C., smells like marijuana, and residents don’t really care.
The Man Beaten And Choked At A Donald Trump Rally Tells His Story. Trump: OK to "rough up" black protesters, and sent a racist tweet . You wonder why the Republican-led drug war is so racist.
CIA and Mafia hit men. JFK. How many more confessions do we need? CIA starts wars. See: Wars, drug wars, and brutality on demand.
Washington DC. Pot Over Pills. Hundreds of Soldiers Spend Veteran’s Day Fighting for Pot Legalization . And: Rally by Texas vets calls for legal pot to combat war wounds. And: Vet Faces Felony For Helping Veterans Treat PTSD With Cannabis. . And: What Veterans Want in Healthcare, and Why the GOP Avoids It.
Ohio Rejects Marijuana Legalization. Late Night with Seth Meyers. Too funny. And: Medical marijuana dispensaries open in Illinois. . Video. .
Lisa Sánchez, Pablo Girault, Armando Santacruz. SMART
founders in Mexico
Mexican Supreme Court ruling. 4 people (of SMART) can grow and use marijuana . New York Times: Push for Legal Marijuana Spreads.
Facebook's Sean Parker gets behind 2016 legalization initiative in California . And: Uruguay, the first nation to legalize, moving to a full commercial market .
Million Student March for free college tuition and student debt cancellation. See: Transfer of funds from higher education to the War on Drugs. Republicans defund higher education, and delay ending mass incarceration.
How Did the USA Become Incarceration Nation? .And: New Tool Exposes Companies Profiting from Mass Incarceration. &: Hundreds Of Cops Kicked Off Force For Sex Crimes . &: Hillary Clinton Rattles Prison Stocks With a Single Tweet. Mass incarceration and private prisons.