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Washington's First Pot Auction Brings in $600,000

Washington state's first marijuana auction brought in about $600,000.

Fireweed Farms of Prosser sold about 300 pounds of pot to state-licensed processors and retailers Saturday, the Tri-City Herald reported ( http://is.gd/JsJp6T ). Bidding took place under a black tent fronted by tall heaters, and the event was monitored by at least two representatives of the Washington Liquor Control Board. Bidders could smell plastic bags of buds before offering a bid.

The marijuana was planted in May and harvested between late September and mid-October. Fireweed Farms owner Randy Williams had sold some of his marijuana to recreational processors earlier this year, but the auction represented the bulk of his harvest.

He said he held the auction to "get rid of it all quick" so he could spend time with his grandson instead of packaging marijuana. The harvested and dried marijuana was priced by the gram and auctioned by the strain in lots ranging from about half a pound to five pounds.

Williams said he planned to donate proceeds from three lots, totaling $14,000, to local schools.



Having solved the economy, ISIS, Ukraine, immigration, tax reform, the GOP tackles the EPA

Senate GOP steeling for battle against EPA

Senate Republicans are gearing up for a war against the Obama administration’s environmental rules, identifying them as a top target when they take control in January.

The GOP sees the midterm elections as a mandate to roll back rules from the Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies, with Republicans citing regulatory costs they say cripple the economy and skepticism about the cause of climate change.

Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) identified his top priority come January as “to try to do whatever I can to get the EPA reined in.”

McConnell made his defense of coal, a major piece of Kentucky’s economy, a highlight of his reelection bid, which he won easily over Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.

He said he feels a “deep responsibility” to stop the EPA from regulating carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants, as it proposed to do in January for newly built generators and in June for existing ones.

But those are far from the only rules the GOP wants to target.



I will say again the biggest loser in the midterms was/is our environment

Mike WHAT .... LMAO

Upside: Free beer for the rest of your life for $2,000.00

Downside: you have to move to Texas

A Texas man will give free beer for life in exchange for a $2,000 donation to kickstart his beer company, Intrinsic Brewing.

Cary Hodson of Garland aims to raise $30,000 to open a brewhouse, according to the initiative's page on Crowd Brewed, a crowdfunding site focused on craft beer.

"We plan to excite palettes with historical, common, forgotten and new styles," Hodson says in a YouTube video pitching the company.


In wake of VG crash, 20 pre-paid passengers decide they'd like to keep their galactic virginity

Virgin Galactic Ticketholders Requesting Refunds in Wake of Crash

About 20 people have changed their minds

About 20 people have asked Virgin Galactic to refund their tickets to travel into space aboard SpaceShipTwo, a company spokesperson said on Monday.

Jess Gilbert, senior account supervisor for the Virgin Galactic team at Edelman Public Relations, told The Hollywood Reporter "about 20" people have requested refunds following the crash of the tourism rocket in the Mojave, Calif., desert Oct. 31. The accident killed the co-pilot, Michael Alsbury; the pilot, Peter Siebold, managed to parachute out of the rocket and survived.


Verizon: We will sue everyone everyone - including the US government - and you too .

Verizon: ISPs will sue unless government adopts weaker net neutrality rules

Verizon is gearing up for a fight over the government's latest net neutrality plan, which could impose stricter rules on Internet service providers than a previous net neutrality order that Verizon also sued over.

Verizon's lawsuit against the FCC might backfire for whole industry.

Verizon sued to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's 2010 Open Internet Order, forcing the FCC to try again. The commission tentatively approved rules in May that would prevent Internet service providers from blocking or degrading traffic from third-party Web services while allowing "fast lane" deals in which companies could pay for faster access to consumers.

But after protest from consumer advocates, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is reportedly close to proposing rules in which ISPs would be treated as utilities. This wouldn't outlaw fast lane or "paid prioritization" deals but would make it easier for the government to block arrangements deemed harmful to consumers. In a blog post today, Verizon General Counsel Randal Milch said the plan "fairly guarantees litigation."


McDonald's recalls Happy Meal toy for choking risk, but refuses to do the same for its food

McDonald’s recalls Happy Meal toy for choking risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — McDonald’s is recalling a Hello Kitty-themed whistle given to children in Happy Meals, citing a chance they could choke on some of its parts.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Monday that two children have reportedly coughed out pieces of the whistle that they had sucked into their mouths, including one child who received medical attention.

The safety agency said that parts of the three-inch tall “Hello Kitty Birthday Lollipop” whistle can detach and be inhaled, posing a risk to small children.

McDonald’s handed out about 2.3 million of these whistles in the U.S. and 200,000 in Canada from October through November in Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals.

Consumers should return the whistle to any McDonald’s for a free replacement toy.


Obama Names Asshole Czar to Deal with McConnell


President Obama said today that he would appoint a so-called "Asshole Czar" to deal with soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The czar, who has yet to be named, is expected to coordinate White House communications with a broad array of assholes, including House Speaker John Boehner and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). "To make the next two years as productive as possible, it's essential that I work with the Republican leadership," the President said. "I just don't want to be in the same room as those dicks."

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Really, Really Old "People" won the election for the Repukes ...

CHART: The 2014 Electorate Was Really, Really Old

Older voters helped propel Republicans to sweeping victories Tuesday in Senate and gubernatorial races nationwide, according to exit polls from NBC News.

The disparity between the under-30 and over-60 was the widest it's been in a decade, those polls found. The seniors comprised 37 percent of the electorate; young people made up 12 percent.

That was even more extreme than 2010, another great Republican year, when the split was 32 percent over 60 and 12 percent under 30.

That analysis rang true for those supporting Democrats in key battleground states on Election Day. One source familiar with the Colorado Senate race told TPM on Tuesday that youth turnout there had been "pathetic."


They are the only part of the electorate that can afford to sit around there TVs and listen to the 4 billion dollars worth of lies....the rest of the electorate is too busy putting a roof over their heads and food on the table and keeping the bankers from foreclosing on their homes ... or as one of my 30 something friend says, they are all corrupt so who do I vote for anyway ..?

Republican Party Lie #2

Lie: We want to work with the president to move this country forward.

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