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(CNN) -- It's been eight months since I last wrote about medical marijuana, apologizing for having not dug deeply into the beneficial effects of this plant and for writing articles dismissing its potential. I apologized for my own role in previously misleading people, and I feel very badly that people have suffered for too long, unable to obtain the legitimate medicine that may have helped them.
I have been reminded that a true and productive scientific journey involves a willingness to let go of established notions and get at the truth, even if it is uncomfortable and even it means having to say "sorry."
It is not easy to apologize and take your lumps, but this was never about me.
This scientific journey is about a growing number of patients who want the cannabis plant as a genuine medicine, not to get high.
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My Faithful Execution of the Law Act is scheduled to be voted on this week. Learn more about the legislation by watching my testimony in front of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee.
FAITHFUL EXECUTION OF THE LAW ACT OF 2014 - H.R 3973
To amend section 530D of title 28, United States Code.
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During the scene of big pro-Russian demonstrations last week, 'unidentified armed men' (U.S. mercenaries) were seen and filmed on the streets. A Russian Diplomat claimed some 300 hired guns had arrived in the eastern Ukraine 'flashpoint' city.
Ukrainian gold reserves reportedly were loaded on an aircraft at Kiev’s Borispol airport last week and flown to the United States.
The pro-Russian Internet news site, iskra-news.info, reported Friday that 40 sealed boxes were hastily loaded on an unidentified transport plane at the airport. Ukraine has 36 tons of gold, according to the World Gold Council.
My grandson is 17 - a good kid, lives with his dad (my daughter is his step-mom). He's been heavy on my mind all weekend in a "something's off" way, so when my daughter called last night I asked if something was going on with him.
She said yeah he's had a rough weekend. His mom's birthday is coming up and he bought her a toaster for a gift because her old one died. His school does random locker searches and found the receipt for the toaster among his things. They called my son in law to come to the school so they could do a thorough search of my grandson, his locker and his car.
It seems a toaster can be used to dry marijuana. Kids these days, eh? *eyeroll*
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By Rand Paul | Time Magazine | March 9, 2014
Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is a gross violation of that nation’s sovereignty and an affront to the international community. His continuing occupation of Ukraine is completely unacceptable and Russia’s President should be isolated for his actions.
It is America’s duty to condemn these actions in no uncertain terms. It is our role as a global leader to be the strongest nation in opposing Russia’s latest aggression.
This is the evidence of what consistent pressure of showing up at GOP events, entering the delegate cycle, and becoming centralSubmitted by economics31 on Sun, 03/09/2014 - 10:51
This is the evidence of what consistent pressure of showing up at GOP events, entering the delegate cycle, and becoming central committee members has done to the party.
The CPAC straw poll analysis shows foundational moves in attitude.
by Julia Angwin
The East German secret police, known as the Stasi, were an infamously intrusive secret police force. They amassed dossiers on about one quarter of the population of the country during the Communist regime.
But their spycraft — while incredibly invasive — was also technologically primitive by today's standards. While researching my book Dragnet Nation, I obtained the [below] hand drawn social network graph and other files from the Stasi Archive in Berlin, where German citizens can see files kept about them and media can access some files, with the names of the people who were monitored removed.
Win an autographed copy of "33 Questions About American History You're Not Supposed To Ask" by Dr. Tom Woods!Submitted by Zak Carter on Mon, 03/10/2014 - 12:24
Ben Swann is giving away something every week while his Season 2 indiegogo campaign is running, and this week we are giving away an autographed copy of "33 Questions About American History You're Not Supposed To Ask" by Dr. Tom Woods. Ben will give it away to someone on his email list. If you are not on the list, please sign up!
(Holly from Casper, Wyoming won the first prize, an autographed copy of "Liberty Defined" by Ron Paul)
You'll REALLY want to be a part of this giveaway for the grande finale prize too!
By KEVIN ROBILLARD | 3/9/14 10:53 AM EDT
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says he disagrees with his tea party compatriot Rand Paul's foreign policy views.
The two would-be 2016 Republican presidential contenders have divided over how to best handle Russia's invasion of Crimea. Both were scheduled to appear on ABC's "This Week" to discuss foreign policy, but ABC correspondent Jon Karl said Paul backed out "at the last minute."