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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Morning News: Russian Warnings, Marijuana Progress, and Dumb Tricks with Smart Cars

Posted by on Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 9:12 AM

Youve been warned, Russia.
  • Judge giving a warning/Shutterstock
  • You've been warned, Russia.

Listen Up, Russia: The United States and NATO warn Russia against inflaming tensions with Ukraine.

Administrative Compliance or Republican Appeasement?: White House defends soaring number of deportations for minor crimes.

New Day, New Number: Oso mudslide death count rises to 34.

National Equal Pay Day: "U.S. Senator Patty Murray will deliver a speech on the Senate floor in support of the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would address pay discrimination by ramping up enforcement of equal pay laws and strengthening assistance to businesses to improve equal pay practices."

Liberal Victory in Quebec: After winning 41% of the vote, Quebec's Liberal Party "is set to form a majority provincial government, routing the Canadian province's main separatist party," reports the BBC.

Hot Pot Developments: Maryland makes possessing marijuana equivalent to a traffic ticket, the U.S. Postal Service is intercepting a shit-ton of mailed weed, and a woman in East Texas called 911 to complain about being sold low-quality pot.

Move Over, Cow-Tipping: Vandals in San Francisco are tipping over Smart Cars.

The End of the Shamu Sham?: California bill would end SeaWorld killer whale shows.

Of Course They Do, Because They're Nuts: PETA wants to turn Jeffrey Dahmer's childhood home into a vegan restaurant.

Finally, happy birthday to Donita Sparks, singer, songwriter, and guitarist of punk legends L7, born on this day in 1963.

 

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dnt trust me 1
I wonder how many members of the animal kingdom lost their lives in oso mudslide.
Posted by dnt trust me on April 8, 2014 at 9:39 AM · Report this
COMTE 2
And of course, it being Canada, and more particularly French-speaking Canada, the term "liberal" in this case really means "right of center". So in this context the PLQ falls somewhere between the two major U.S. political parties, although decidedly closer to the Democrats than to the GOP.
Posted by COMTE on April 8, 2014 at 9:58 AM · Report this
GhostDog 3
So...how is the progress going for opening pot shops in Seattle? Maybe they will be open before 2015? The Stranger has been real quiet about it.
Posted by GhostDog on April 8, 2014 at 1:35 PM · Report this

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