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NY Bridges

The iconic Tappan Zee Bridge, crossing the Hudson at its widest part about 25 miles north of midtown Manhattan, just closed after 60 years of service.

 A replacement bridge, the New Tappan Zee Bridge, ((costing about $4 billion) has been placed into service,
although it will not be completely finished until next June.

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Royal Diner

Brattleboro makes the big time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Chelsea Royal  Diner (or at least part of it) is featured in today's "Zippy the Pinhead".

Zippy doesn't appear in any of our local newspapers, so you need to search the web to see it.

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Our Enemy

I recently heard an official denouncing Russia as our “Enemy”.

When and how did that happen?

I thought the cold war was over with the collapse of the Soviet Union.

“Russia threatens no U.S. vital interest” Pat Buchanan

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New Telephone Scam

There’s a new (at least to me) phone scam.

A female voice with a very scary message tells you something like this:

“You’re in deep doo-doo with the IRS. We can help you, but you must call this number immediately”

I didn’t call it.

Beware!

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Afghan Giants

This is a purported giant killed in Afghanistan.

The caption (Government cover-up for giants) has to be a pun.

According to a USAF pilot, he flew this Afghan giant’s body from Kabul to the US. Notice: this is a drawing, not a photograph.

I believe it to be a hoax.

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Unusual Mummy

Unusual mummified body recently found in Nazca, Peru.

Humanlike, it measured 5’-6’ tall, with an elongated skull and apparently, no external ears, just earholes. Most distinctive were the fingers and toes – long and thin, and 3 in number. (See picture)

Carbon dating suggests it is about 1700 years old. DNA samples have been sent for analysis.

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Part 10 - Federal Marijuana Laws - Can the United Nations Really Seize Our Marijuana?

PART 10 (TEN) FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS: If Governor Phil Scott signs a compromise recreational marijuana legalization Bill on June 21 or June 22, 2017, after much slinging of the tongues in Montpelier, Vermont, can the United Nations then send in UN Troops to seize "legalized" marijuana?  Huh? WTF?  OMG!  I hate to warn and inform you, but we really need to have a look at what on earth goes on at the United Nations!

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US Jet Shoots Down Syrian Plane

ISiS doesn’t have planes.

This is NOT good.

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Part 9 Federal Marijuana Laws - Where's The Roadside Drug Test?

PART 9 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS - We know perfectly well that Governor Phil Scott wants a roadside marijuana safe driver test, and federal law backs him up. The problem is, that despite the intentions of the United States Congress to fund highway safety research and development, nothing has been accomplished satisfactorily yet, and this law, which is on the books, seems to have made an initial requirement way back when, calling upon the U.S. Congress to have a report by December 31, 1979. Then herein, we see another date of Dec. 4, 2015; and then what? Nothing? Well, Governor Phil Scott, this one is your call, and you can just call up U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and U.S. Congress Representative Peter Welch and ask them WTF?

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Part 8 Federal Marijuana Laws: Focus On The Money!

PART 8 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS: ( I'm not familiar with where you apply for grants for schools to keep the children off drugs, but you could try http://www.grants.gov Home | GRANTS.GOV https://www.grants.gov/ Apply for a Grant Online Now. Apply for grants by creating a workspace. Workspace enables you and your colleagues to edit online forms and apply together. (ps. and you might get more money if your school is not consolidated with some other schools; I can't be sure, check it out! ) Title 20 USC, Education & Marijuana

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Part 7 Federal Marijuana Laws: Chemicals The Govt Approves To Spray Vermont to Kill Marijuana

PART 7 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS "Prima facie", in the law, means that if you have a state offense for marijuana spelled with a j in the law, marihuana spelled with an h in the law, or cannabis, then that is OBVIOUS that you may have also violated federal law. How many Vermont State Senators and Vermont Representatives know that they may be setting you up for a federal prison term, by their little ol' Vermont slap on the hand statute?

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Read the Puritanical Puritan Laws On The Books In Vermont Before You Video Tape Anyone Nude Swimming!

Why it's Sunday in Vermont, again, and time to get to know our existing, and in full force, NUDITY LAWS IN VERMONT! Whoops, and it might be so warm today, you might have thought of going skinny dipping. Well, leave the camera and video-camera at home! No wonder the motion picture industry rarely films movies in Vermont!

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Part 6 Federal Marijuana Laws - Is Not Knowing The Law A Form of "Entrapment"?

PART 6 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS: 21 USC 960
Law Library of Congress
https://www.loc.gov/
http://uscode.house.gov/browse.xhtml
Is it "entrapment" if you are not fairly warned and informed of all the federal marijuana laws?

When I'm finished finding all of the federal marijuana laws, would it help put a dent in police "entrapment" of people who have not been fairly warned and informed of the existing federal laws, for the State of Vermont to publish a complete booklet of all marijuana laws, state and federal, and mail it out to every registered voter, and publish copies for all high school students, and give them a test on the subject before graduation? I'll bet none of the Vermont State Legislators, Senate and Representatives, could pass a complete test on the subject!

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Part 5 Federal Marijuana Laws: Go To Federal Prison For Selling A Bong or Roach Clip

Hello again, here are some more federal marijuana laws, and this is a biggie: did you know that if U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions gets too excited down there in Washington, D.C. that he could send federal agents to Vermont to arrest people under federal law for selling bongs and roach clips?

I'm actually more worried about homeless people today.  A woman in one vehicle, and a boy by a truck,  stopped in front of my house. He was struggling to tie something around a heavy object in the back of the truck.  The woman said he was 12 years old and that she had other sons, and one was attending a local school for one month, and that was why they were "up here".

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Appalachian Coal Mining

West Virginia and Kentucky have led the nation in underground mining employment for over a hundred years. These have been highly paid jobs due to the danger involved and the activities of the United Mine Workers union.

But this is all changing.

Trump wants to halt the decline by instituting policies that enhance the prospects of these miners.

I’d like to help him out by suggesting some activities that would help their prospects.

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PART 4 Federal Marijuana Laws & Demonstration & Protest June 21 & June 22 In Montpelier

PART 4 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS
Law Library of Congress https://www.loc.gov/
http://uscode.house.gov/browse.xhtml
Now we will read more federal marijuana laws, and this time we will continue where we left off in Title 21 United States Code.

How can Governor Phil Scott call himself a "Republican" when he wastes taxpayer dollars by enforcing state laws which merely duplicate federal laws and burden the taxpayers? What kind of "Republican" is that?

Remember, you can go demonstrate to your state senators and state representatives if you want them to vote against Governor Phil Scott's veto of recreational marijuana by making your own protest demonstration signs and stand on the state house lawn and hold them up on June 21 and June 22, 2017 during the legislative veto session on those days. Get their attention, wear flowers in your hair!Go early to catch their attention on their way in to the building!

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Weather Anomaly

According to Weather Underground, at 9:30 AM, Brattleboro is the only place in the entire Northeast in which it’s raining.

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Part 3 Federal Marijuana Laws, "20 Years and Not More Than Life Imprisonment", Etc!

PART 3 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS: In part 3 we look at some of Title 21, and then take another break, because reading marijuana laws is really boring; or too shocking and upsetting to read the draconian prison terms. No wonder the U.S. Congress got away with making so many laws, they just figure the public goes to sleep trying to read them.

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Part 2, Federal Marijuana Laws for Governor Phil Scott To Consider This Morning Before His Big Decision To Ignore, Sign or Veto The Marijuana Bill On His Desk!

Today we start off with Title 18 Criminal laws: explosives & marijuana; prisons & marijuana; and then Title 19 international treaties & marijuana. Please keep in mind that changing state marijuana laws does NOT change federal laws which are spelled three different ways in the federal laws: marijuana, marihuana and cannabis.

Previously, in Part 1, we looked at food stamps & marijuana, federal forest land & marijuana, federal immigration laws & marijuana, and U.S. Military law & marijuana.

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Part 1: Federal Marijuana Laws "Trump" State Marijuana Laws, So It Is Time To Learn Federal Pot Laws!

FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS which pre-empt, or "trump" state laws; PART 1.

I want to copy all of the federal marijuana laws and post them, but it is getting rather long, so I will just post what I have so far; and there are a lot more, but rather than you getting bored, just read this much so far, O.K.?

The laws I have copied and pasted here, so far, include laws regarding people who receive foods stamps, people in the U.S. Military, and people who enjoy our national parks. If that's you, you need to know about federal marijuana laws!

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