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Former Microsoft manager wants to create pot brand

SEATTLE -- A former Microsoft executive plans to create the first U.S. national marijuana brand, with cannabis he hopes to eventually import legally from Mexico, and said he was kicking off his business by acquiring medical pot dispensaries in three U.S. states.<p>Jamen Shively, a former Microsoft …

Russian space lizards return to Earth

A Russian capsule carrying mice and lizards has returned to Earth after spending a month in space.<p>Scientists say the experiment is intended to test …

13 People Who Are Dead Because Of America's Futile War On Drugs

America's long drug war has produced countless tragedies, ruined lives and led to parentless children, as well as the deaths of drug warriors, nonviolent offenders and innocents. As marijuana advocates and drug policy reformers around the nation celebrate 4/20, take a look at 13 stories of people …

5 Reasons Why A BATMAN BEYOND Film Should Happen Next

Congress has prayers, few answers

Congress’s typical reflex in crisis is to react.<p>Gun violence? Tighten gun laws. A breach in airport security? Place more officers at checkpoints. A tornado? Pump piles of money into the ravaged region. For years, America was glued to a color-coded threat system that indicated just how safe …

George W. Bush On Paintings: 'People Are Surprised'

When former President George W. Bush's family emails were hacked earlier this year, the world learned something new about the 43rd president: he's a painter.<p>In an interview with the Dallas Morning News published Sunday, Bush addressed the collections of paintings and self-portraits that surfaced in …

The Secret To Sweden's Brilliant Economic Comeback

Sweden's debt-to-GDP was staggering when compared to other advanced industrial nations, topping 70 percent in 1992 and headed ever upward. Nearly 60 percent of all economic activity was generated by either government or government-owned enterprises. Meanwhile, the full employment mantra of its …

Joe Biden's 5 Most Comical And Cringeworthy Comments On Guns

Following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the Obama administration has touted some controversial gun control measures. In driving home the White House's message, the vice-president has spoken out fervently about his contentions — but sometimes his comments have created firestorms, furor …

Rick Santorum Is Ready To Go On Offense To Stop The GOP From Changing

Almost three years out from the 2016 Iowa caucuses, the former Pennsylvania senator is set to return Monday to the nation's first voting state, where he won a come-from-behind battle against Mitt Romney by 34 votes in January 2012.<p>Having witnessed the perils of underestimating him, Santorum's …

Drone World

In the not so distant future, America's skies will be full of . . . drones.<p>What could go wrong?<p>"Although the prospect of drones flying over U.S. cities is generating cries of spies in the skies," writes the Los Angeles Times, "groups from California to Florida are fiercely competing to become one …

The Marlboro Man Still Sells Cigarettes

It’s one of branding’s eternal truisms that when you find an idea that works, you stick with it. It’s why fatherly CEO Dave Thomas appeared in over …

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How Much Money Does the Government Really Make From Student Loans?

Student advocates claim they're more profitable than selling Fords. But their numbers rely on some extremely suspect accounting.<p>(Reuters)<p>On July 1, the interest rate on roughly one out of every three new student loans is set to double, from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. Unless Congress steps in to …

Bitcoin Obliterates 'The State Theory Of Money'

Once you get past the childish title, the recent bitcoin piece from Karl Denninger raises some issues that warrant consideration from bitcoin economists. Denninger is an intelligent student of the capital markets and his essay deserves a serious reply.<p>The economic contribution of his essay is that …