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Buried in the farm bill, hemp was removed from controlled substances list

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Buried in the farm bill hemp was removed from controlled substances list

Flashback to last month. It was the the Christmas season in 2018. The nation was gripped by strange weather. A partial government shutdown was starting. President George H.W. Bush died. Romaine was recalled. Defense Secretary James Mattis resigned.

It’s understandable that fairly big news for an industry as well as portions of American culture flew far below the radar of national attention. In the farm bill, which Congress passed and President Trump signed in December, was a change of how industrial hemp was classified.

It’s no longer considered a controlled substance.

The non-hallucinogenic cousin of marijuana, hemp has been considered a controlled substance because it has a very small amount of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). But the amount is so low many people have wondered why it was still considered a controlled substance. It has about as much chance of getting someone high as Honey Buns have of getting someone drunk (yes, they contain a small amount of alcohol).

Hemp is biodegradable and requires no fossil fuels to produce, making it a popular fabric for the environmentally conscious. But more importantly, it’s extremely useful with high tensile strength, porous fibers breath, and strong durability. One report sent to me claims hemp has 20,000 verifiable uses. We have not independently verified them.

When the bill was signed on December 20, National Hemp Association chairman Geoff Whaling said, “I was thrilled to hear the news, sorry that I would not be able to be there in person and then took a moment to reflect on the path that brings us all to this, most important and historical day.”

Even with all the uses for hemp that are already known, it’s likely we’ll see new uses emerging for this versatile plant now that it’s officially no longer a controlled substance.


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A different kind of Mayor for Honolulu

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A different kind of Mayor for Honolulu

John Stanley Carroll has announced that he is running to be the next Mayor of the USA’s southernmost and westernmost large metropolitan area, the City and County of Honolulu. Fiscal responsibility and the well-being of the nearly one million residents of the Island of O`ahu are at the top of his agenda.

Here is John’s announcement of his candidacy which he has just released:

JOHN CARROLL ANNOUNCES HIS CANDIDACY FOR MAYOR OF HONOLULU

FOR RELEASE AFTER
4:00 p.m., Friday, June 14, 2019

For Friday, June 14th ~ Release Only ~ No Press Conference

Contact:  David Ware

Campaign Spokesperson

(808) 220-9450
810 Richards St., Suite 810
Honolulu, HI 96813

Honolulu, Hawaii ~~~ Former State Senator John Carroll’s Spokesperson David Ware announced today that Mr. Carroll has already registered with the Campaign Spending Commission as a candidate for Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu. Mr. Carroll is running to provide badly needed leadership for the City as well as the State. He has been an outspoken critic of many leaders in both political parties.

As Mayor he plans to end the “rail to nowhere” debacle and shut down HART. He will seek Court Ordered Forensic Investigation and Audit before allowing further expenditure of local residents’ tax dollars. The needs of all O`ahu residents will be first and foremost in the decision on how to proceed.

Hawaii suffers disproportionately from archaic laws like the Jones Act. There is a need to stop the damaging economic impact of the monopoly on carrying domestic cargo to Hawaii’s ports. The cost of goods in Hawaii must be dramatically reduced. We need to grow our economy by reducing taxes and over-regulation. Our next Mayor must make Honolulu affordable for Honolulu families once again. It will no longer be necessary to relocate to Las Vegas or other mainland cities to be able to buy a home and raise a family!

John originally came to Hawaii on a football scholarship under Coach Tommy Kaulukukui. He is a U.H. graduate in Education, with a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, has served four terms in State House and one in State Senate. His entire life has been devoted to public service on behalf of all the good people of Hawaii. He has retired from practice of law, from 34 years of military service (U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force) at the rank of Colonel and as a Korean War Veteran. He has also retired from management of Hawaii Aviation Contract Services and 32 years as a pilot for Hawaiian Air Lines. John is still licensed to fly gliders commercially. You may see him circling over Dillingham Airfield and the North Shore on some beautiful sunny morning.

John Carroll intends to implement many innovations in his non-partisan campaign for Honolulu Mayor. Stay tuned for details coming soon. This will be an unconventional campaign and John will be a very different kind of Mayor as he recognizes, respects and serves the needs of ALL citizens in the City and County of Honolulu.

John is always accessible and you can reach him by phone at (808) 220-9450.

In full disclosure, the author of this NOQ Report article and the John Carroll for Honolulu Mayor Spokesperson are one and the same. Other candidates for Mayor as well as all political offices here in Hawaii will be accorded full and fair coverage of your campaigns. You are encouraged to submit the American Conservative Movement form at the end of this article to Editor-in-Chief JD Rucker.

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While Democrats scream ‘abolish ICE,’ child sex trafficker Claudius English convicted thanks to ICE

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While Democrats scream abolish ICE child sex trafficker Claudius English convicted thanks to ICE

It’s becoming more and more popular for Democrats to call for abolishing ICE. Their chants are an attempt to endear themselves to those in our country who support illegal immigration, but the focus on how ICE apprehends and deports illegal aliens undermines some of their other important duties, including investigations that lead to convictions of child sex traffickers.

One such trafficker, Claudius English, 45, has been convicted and will be going to jail for a long time thanks to the efforts of ICE agents.

Bronx man convicted of sex trafficking minors, kidnapping and use of a firearm

According to the evidence presented during the trial, in 2013, English sex trafficked multiple minor victims out of his apartment in the Bronx. English used the Internet to find, recruit, and lure minor victims to his apartment, where he photographed them in sexually suggestive poses. English then sent these photographs to his regular clients, and created advertisements that he posted on Backpage. English arranged for his clients to pay for sex with at least four minor victims who testified at trial. Additionally, for one of his clients, English took substantial steps to obtain and sex traffic girls as young as 13, 11, and 8.

On November 15, 2013, English lured a 14-year-old girl from New Jersey to his apartment for the purpose of selling her for sex. When the victim resisted and said she wanted to leave, English pointed a loaded gun at her head and refused. After several hours, the victim convinced English to accompany her outside. Even though English brought his gun with him, the victim ran away and called 911. NYPD officers responded promptly enough that the victim was able to lead them back to English’s apartment, where English was caught trying to flee.

Opinion

No law enforcement agency is perfect. It’s easy for Democrats to nitpick and point out every instance when an officer does wrong or a law guys awry. But compared to every other nation in the world, our law enforcement personnel are the most efficient, fair, and law abiding. It’s not even close.

Had calls been heeded to abolish ICE, this monster would still be preying on girls as young as 8-years-old. But you won’t hear about their involvement in the investigation from the likes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or Bernie Sanders. Their political careers cannot afford their rhetoric about ICE to be exposed for what it is: A call to make American citizens less safe for the sake of the criminal illegal aliens the Democrats want to protect.

Quote

“The heinous acts of this individual robbed his victims of their childhood, and this guilty verdict will ensure that he faces time for his criminal actions.” – Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent-in-Charge Angel M. Melendez

Final Thoughts

It’s an utter disgrace that so many Democrats want to help depraved animals like this child sex trafficker remain free by abolishing ICE. While they pretend to be compassionate, their policies put Americans at risk.

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Elizabeth Warren draws short stick in debates. Or is it the long stick?

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Elizabeth Warren draws short stick in debates Or is it the long stick

Of the five top-tier Democratic candidates for President, four of them are debating on the second night. Senator Elizabeth Warren will be the only one in double digits in recent polls to be in the spotlight for the first Democratic debate.

Vice President Joe Biden, Senators Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris, and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg will all be drawing the crowd the second night.

There are two ways to look at it. The two who have been leading the polls throughout – Sanders and Biden – are both on the second night. The two who many Democrats want to see in action first before considering supporting them – Harris and Buttigieg – are also on the second night. That could mean many will wait until then before tuning in.

Of course, this is the first debate, so the sheer excitement over the unofficial launch of primary season may be enough to draw a nice viewership crowd for Warren nonetheless.

She also has some personalities of interest who are not frontrunners with her. Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke, who has been trying to rejuvenate his floundering campaign, will be on with Warren, as will Senator Cory Booker, who hasn’t been as much of a factor so far as some expected last year.

Fox News host Jesse Waters pointed out a problem those on the second night might have.

“I don’t know how they will put them next to each other. It’s going to get ugly. There are not a lot of lower-tier candidates for them to attack. Do you all go after Biden, or do you go after Bernie?” he asked.

By being in a better group, those on the second night will likely get a better audience. But Warren has an opportunity to stand alone as the only one on stage with a chance. This field needs to shrink quickly.

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