R3publicans:  Keeping Cops’ Hands Out of Your Pockets

Finally, a case that might put a real crimp into civil asset forfeiture abuse.

By BRIAN SAADYJuly 16, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to rule on a case that have a major impact on civil liberties and whether civil asset forfeiture can continue to serve as low hanging fruit for bureaucratic interests run amok.

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Sooner Politics:  Time Running Out on Recreational Marijuana Petition

   A cursory  counting of calendar days and constitutional mandates are just days away from a collision course for the backers of SQ797.  The chart below demonstrates that July 23rd is the final date to reasonably place a state question on the November general election ballot.  The energy and excitement is high for the proponents of SQ797, known as the Recreational Marijuana  petition.  In the past 10 days the signatures have spiked why the State Board of…

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Sooner Politics:  Legislative Interim Study On 'Cannabis Medicines'  Is Commissioned

  Legislative leaders announce that the forming a bipartisan group to come up with a permanent regulatory framework for the implementation of the state question.“The Oklahoma Senate will not undo the will of voters, who spoke loudly by passing State Question 788,” ; said Senate Majority Floor Leader Greg Treat, R-OKC. “While the Health Department and its commissioner did yeoman’s work in drafting emergency rules, the Board of He […]

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R3publicans:  Trump Should Fire Rosenstein Immediately

EDITOR’S CHOICE | 17.07.2018
Paul Craig Roberts

Does Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officers for allegedly hacking Hillary’s emails and interfering in the US election have any purpose other than to throw a monkey wrench in President Trump’s upcoming summit with Putin?

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Sooner Politics:  A Navy Veteran With PTSD Says 'Thank You, Oklahoma'

  Last January a young navy veteran with PTSD was featured in this column because of his complexed struggle with PTSD and other mental health challenges. He pleaded with Oklahoma to make his medical treatment plan legal in Oklahoma.​  He said that without this, he may never be able to be stable enough to re-enter the workforce full time and get off govt. assistance. He thought the voters had answered his plea on election night. But now he’s not sure t […]

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R3publicans:  Mideast Christians See Russia – Not the US – as Defender of Their Faith

If anything the US has been the cause of their tragedies and the destruction of their communities

Jayson Casper

War was swirling in Syria. Rebels were pressing. And Maan Bitar was the only hope for American help.

“Because I am evangelical, everyone thinks I have channels of communication,” said the pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Mhardeh. “Syrians believe the United States has the power to stop the conflict—if it wants to.”

read more at https://russia-insider.com/en/politics/mideast-christians-see-russia-not-us-defender-their-faith/ri24077

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R3publicans:  Trump and Putin to Meet in Helsinki — Media Predictions Vary on Topic

C.J. Hopkins

Here it comes, the moment we’ve been waiting for, when Trump and Putin meet in Helsinki to officially launch the Destruction of Democracy, and very possibly the Apocalypse itself. That’s right, folks, once again, it appears we’re looking at the end of everything, because according to the corporate media, on July 16, 2018, Trump is probably going to disband NATO so that Putin can invade the Baltic states, then Germany, then the rest of Europe, and then presumably order an all-out thermonuclear strike on the United States, which will pretty much end civilization as we know it. Or perhaps the plan is to do away with NATO, withdraw all American troops from Poland, let Putin rape and pillage Western Europe, and then have North Korea nuke both coasts of the US mainland (and Canada, of course) so that a Putin-Nazified Middle Amerika will have carte blanche to exterminate the Mexicans and make women wear those “Handmaid” costumes, or some other ridiculously paranoid scenario, possibly involving Susan Sarandon as some kind of Putin-Nazi triple agent.

read more at http://www.unz.com/article/hardcore-hitler-on-hitler-in-helsinki/

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529s now for K-12 tooby Jonathan SmallPresident of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA)Since 2015, annual taxes and other revenue taken from Oklahomans by the state’s Republican-controlled government has increased by $1.1 billion.By contrast, …