Thanks to Marijuana Being Illegal, People in Illinois are Now Bleeding from Their Eyes

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Illinois — The cultivation, trafficking, sale, or possession of marijuana is a crime in Illinois under the state’s Controlled Substances Act. While being caught with less than ten grams will only get you a citation, those caught with more than ten grams will face heavy fines and years potential behind bars. The prohibition of cannabis in Illinois has led to a black market in which very dangerous substances have risen to fill the void left by government extorting, kidnapping, and caging people for this beneficial plant.

The state is now realizing the detrimental effects of prosecuting people for possessing a plant as teenagers and adults alike are suffering from horror movie-like side effects from the dangerous chemicals pumped into the market solely due to the fact that marijuana is illegal.

While the government calls this dangerous chemical “synthetic marijuana,” in reality, “spice” or “K2” and all other forms of this chemically sprayed lawn clippings designed to give users a high, has nothing at all to do with marijuana other than the fact that they sometimes react with the same receptors as marijuana.

Spice is not derived from nor based on thc. And, in fact, it is a cocktail of hundreds of different chemicals manufactured and sold, according to the Illinois Department of Public health.

Side effects include hallucinations, psychosis, dizziness, stroke, seizures, kidney failure, heart attack and death, reports the Center for Disease Control.

In all of human history there has never been a single recorded death from the use of cannabis. However, the side-effects of this chemical that filled the void created by the prohibition of this safe plant include death and now, it is causing its users to bleed from their eyes, ears, and noses — like something out of a horror movie.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the Illinois Department of Public Health issued a warning about synthetic “weed” known as “spice,” “K2” or “Mind Trip” on March 27. At that time, there were six people who reported “severe bleeding” after taking the fake pot since March 7, according to the state department. However, it has since gotten worse.

By March 29, that number grew to 22 people, and according to some reports, by Friday, more than 32 people have reported bleeding from the eyes, nose, and ears thanks to this synthetic garbage being peddled across the state in marijuana’s place.

“This bleeding is not expected,” Dr. Melissa Millewich, an emergency room physician at an Illinois hospital, told the Chicago Tribune, “at least in such a significant population so quickly.”

Synthetic drugs popping up across the country is a direct market reaction to the war on drugs.

Because psychoactive drugs that humans have used for centuries have been banned by most modern governments, people turn to synthetic attempts at mimicking the high. Just as Spice has emerged to supposedly mimic cannabis, meth became sought after to mimic cocaine and when meth was banned, flakka came in to fill the void.

But the difference is, Spice, flakka, and often times, meth cause psychotic symptoms, bodily damage and death, whereas cannabis has never caused an overdose and has well-recognized medicinal value. Cocaine and its synthetic counterpart, meth, sourced from the black market, which is laced with other unknown chemicals, can cause overdose and death.

As TFTP reported last month, a 20-year-old woman walked up to the South Main Chapel in upstate South Carolina and began prying her eyes from her head using her own fingers. As good Samaritans and first responders tried to stop her, she fought them off successfully and is now permanently blind. She was likely on one of these synthetic compounds as she admitted to smoking “marijuana that was laced.”

We should have learned the lesson that prohibition only causes greater harm, during the miserable attempt at alcohol prohibition from 1920 to 1933. When government attempted to ban alcohol, its production and distribution shifted to the black market, and people suffered and died.

Reports of blindness and death were common as people attempted to make their own alcohol but failed to realize the dangerous by-products that can be produced. Bootleg alcohol fueled violent criminal gangs exploiting prohibition for financial gain. We are seeing the exact same scenario play out today.

There will always be demand for psychoactive drugs, and there will always be supply to meet this demand. If government attempts to ban substances, making it a little harder for some people to get things like cocaine, they will synthesize some other, more dangerous substance.

If prohibition continues, bleeding from the eyes may just be the beginning. For anyone who’s ever watch videos of flakka-induced rages on YouTube, the drug war could very well bring on something that looks like a zombie apocalypse.

Indeed, if we truly want to prevent these horrifying incidents from occurring, the time to end the drug war is now.

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City Forces Elderly Homeowner To Replace Garden with Grass Lawn Even Though She’s Allergic To It

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A couple in St. Peters, Missouri, learned the hard way that even though they are listed as the owners of their home, the city they live in still has the ability to dictate what is and is not on their property—even if they are allergic to it.

Carl and Janice Duffner purchased their house in 2002, and they opted to plant a flower garden because Janice, 69, is allergic to turf grass. Then in 2008, the city of St. Peters passed an ordinance stating that homeowners must plant at least 50 percent turf grass on their property.

The Duffners kept their garden and found themselves embroiled in a legal conflict when they were reported to the city in 2014. The City of St. Peters Board of Zoning Adjustment granted a variance that reduced the amount of turf grass required from 50 percent to 5 percent for the Duffners’ property.

In response, the Duffners filed a lawsuit arguing that the 5 percent requirement was still not right, based on the fact that Mrs. Duffner is still allergic. After their case was repeatedly returned to the lower court, the Duffners filed a federal lawsuit in December 2016.

The lawsuit stated that the Duffners believed the city ordinance is “unnecessary for the advancement of any compelling or permissible state objective” and that it “imposes a permanent obligation on the owner to cultivate and maintain that unwanted physical presence on their property for no reason other than that the government commands it.”

The Duffners’ neighbor, Mark Letko, told King5 News that the people in their neighborhood love the garden and enjoy visiting it.

“All of our friends want to walk through it,” Letko said. “I don’t know why anyone would want to take this pleasure away from her.”

Letko also said that he does not understand why the city is putting up such a big fight against the presence of the garden when it is not causing harm to anyone—however, the forced creation of turf grass in the yard would harm Mrs. Duffner.

“If it was there to harm people or something like that but it’s not that way,” Letko said. “St. Peter’s have just gone too far. It’s not drugs or anything like that. We are talking about grass.”

This week, U.S. District Judge John Ross issued a 17-page ruling, which stated that the Duffners can be forced to plant turf grass in their own yard. He stated that the couple “failed to identify a fundamental right that is restricted by the Turf Grass Ordinance.”

The Duffners’ attorney, David Roland, said in a statement that he believes this case could set a dangerous precedent because it proves that the local government has the power to threaten a family with thousands of dollars in fines and decades in prison because they refuse to add something to their property that will cause them physical harm.

The court’s ruling is bad for anyone who thinks they have a constitutional right to use their own private property in lawful, harmless ways, or to decide for themselves who and what they will allow on their private property. If the government can force the Duffners to plant grass instead of the flowers they prefer, there is nothing that would prevent a local government from forcing property owners—at their own expense!—to put in and maintain a fence or a swimming pool or holiday lights. And it is utterly absurd that the government can threaten its citizens with hundreds of thousands of dollars and twenty years in prison simply because they would rather have lawful, harmless flowers on their property rather than a plant that makes them sick.”

The next step in this case is to file an appeal with the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Roland said he is committed to continuing to appeal the case, even if it takes them all the way to the Supreme Court.

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The Personal Data Google Has on You Is Shocking & Dwarfs that of Facebook, Here’s How to Stop It

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As TFTP reported last week, it was revealed that both the Obama campaign and the Trump campaign used third-party integrations to collect private information on millions of unsuspecting Facebook users. The resultant scandal has sent Facebook’s stock tumbling as well as created a firestorm for Mark Zuckerberg and his fellow data miners. Remaining conveniently out of the scrutiny, however, is Google, whose data mining of private information, according to a recent report, dwarfs that of Facebook.

Web developer Dylan Curran, based in Waterford, Ireland, is making headlines this week after he recently downloaded both his Facebook data file and his Google data file.

As TFTP has reported, the information Facebook keeps on its users is utterly mind-blowing, consisting of everything from text messages to liked posts, the social media giant is building profiles on billions. However, according to Curran, this is nothing compared to what Google has.

“Want to freak yourself out? I’m gonna show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it,” Curran wrote before giving a breakdown of all the information insidiously gleaned by these information giants.

Google knows where you’ve been

Google stores your location (if you have location tracking turned on) every time you turn on your phone. You can see a timeline of where you’ve been from the very first day you started using Google on your phone.

Click on this link to see your own data: google.com/maps/timeline?…

Here is every place I have been in the last 12 months in Ireland. You can see the time of day that I was in the location and how long it took me to get to that location from my previous one.

Google knows everything you’ve ever searched – and deleted

Google stores search history across all your devices. That can mean that, even if you delete your search history and phone history on one device, it may still have data saved from other devices.

Click on this link to see your own data: myactivity.google.com/myactivity

Google has an advertisement profile of you

Google creates an advertisement profile based on your information, including your location, gender, age, hobbies, career, interests, relationship status, possible weight (need to lose 10lb in one day?) and income.

Click on this link to see your own data: google.com/settings/ads/

Google knows all the apps you use

Google stores information on every app and extension you use. They know how often you use them, where you use them, and who you use them to interact with. That means they know who you talk to on Facebook, what countries are you speaking with, what time you go to sleep.

Click on this link to see your own data: security.google.com/settings/secur…

Google has all of your YouTube history

Google stores all of your YouTube history, so they probably know whether you’re going to be a parent soon, if you’re a conservative, if you’re a progressive, if you’re Jewish, Christian, or Muslim, if you’re feeling depressed or suicidal, if you’re anorexic …

Click on this link to see your own data: youtube.com/feed/history/s…

The data Google has on you can fill millions of Word documents

Google offers an option to download all of the data it stores about you. I’ve requested to download it and the file is 5.5GB big, which is roughly 3m Word documents.

Manage to gain access to someone’s Google account? Perfect, you have a diary of everything that person has done

This link includes your bookmarks, emails, contacts, your Google Drive files, all of the above information, your YouTube videos, the photos you’ve taken on your phone, the businesses you’ve bought from, the products you’ve bought through Google …

They also have data from your calendar, your Google hangout sessions, your location history, the music you listen to, the Google books you’ve purchased, the Google groups you’re in, the websites you’ve created, the phones you’ve owned, the pages you’ve shared, how many steps you walk in a day …

Click on this link to see your own data: google.com/takeout

Curran then goes on to list all the Facebook data before focusing back in on Google.

Here are some of the different ways Google gets your data

I got the Google Takeout document with all my information, and this is a breakdown of all the different ways they get your information.

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According to the file, Google knows every image you’ve ever downloaded and where you accessed them. They also know what events you’ve attended and when—even when you don’t enter them in your own calendar.

What’s more, even if you’ve deleted all this information, Google still has it! “This is my Google Drive, which includes files I explicitly deleted including my résumé, my monthly budget, and all the code, files and websites I’ve ever made, and even my PGP private key, which I deleted, that I use to encrypt emails,” explains Curran.

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Google even knows your workout routine as the fit app maintains records of all of it. They also maintain all of your photos, even deleted ones.

“This is all the photos ever taken with my phone, broken down by year, and includes metadata of when and where I took the photos,” said Curran.

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But that’s not all. They also have every email you’ve ever sent and received, including deleted ones and spam. The have a record of every single website you’ve ever visited, every search you’ve ever done, every app you’ve ever used, and every news article you’ve ever read.

As Curran notes:

This information has millions of nefarious uses. You say you’re not a terrorist. Then how come you were googling Isis? Work at Google and you’re suspicious of your wife? Perfect, just look up her location and search history for the last 10 years. Manage to gain access to someone’s Google account? Perfect, you have a chronological diary of everything that person has done for the last 10 years.

This is one of the craziest things about the modern age. We would never let the government or a corporation put cameras/microphones in our homes or location trackers on us. But we just went ahead and did it ourselves because – to hell with it! – I want to watch cute dog videos.

If we continue to be okay with unknown corporate entities watching our every move, collecting every bit of our personal information, and using all of it against us, the words “freedom” and “privacy” will become but a fleeting memory. While you may think you have nothing to hide if you’ve done nothing wrong, it’s only a matter of time before someone deems your completely legal behavior a threat—and uses this massive spy tool to stop that threat.

Now for the solution. Stop giving Google all these permissions, go through your device’s permissions and disable everything that may let Google collect your information. Stop using letting Google record you by disabling the voice recognition. Use browsers like Firefox or TOR that don’t spy on you. Use search engines like DuckDuckgo.com. Use VPNs and quit paying for internet services that allow third-parties to collect your information.

Unless we reclaim our privacy now, we will be responsible for the insane information dystopia that we create.

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3-Year-Old Girl Fights Off Cop Who Was Brutalizing Her Mom—Officer Arrested

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Monroe, Louisiana – A police officer was arrested and charged with strangling his girlfriend after her 3-year-old daughter attempted to stop the attack, and then testified to police about his actions.

When police arrived at the home, Jonathan McMillon, 25, insisted that the bruises on his girlfriend’s neck and arms were self-inflicted. Then when her young daughter spoke up and told officers that she found McMillon strangling her mother and she started throwing tennis shoes at him, McMillon changed his tune.

He then insisted that he was straddling the mother while throwing the shoes back and forth with the daughter in a game of catch. However, he still could not explain the bruises, and as The News Star reported, the officers on the scene chose to believe the girl, and they arrested their colleague.

“When presented with the three-year-old’s testimony, the arrestee admitted to being on top of the victim on the bedroom floor, while he and the kid played ‘catch’ with the tennis shoes,” the arrest report stated.

McMillon also claimed that the fight with his girlfriend was ongoing from 10 p.m. until 4 a.m. and that she started the physical altercation. He was booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center on March 19 on charges of domestic abuse battery with strangulation, and after his bail was set at $15,000, he was released on March 22.

The woman was granted a protective order against McMillon. Monroe Police spokesman Reggie Brown confirmed that McMillon was placed on administrative leave with pay, which means that he will continue to receive his full taxpayer-funded salary until an internal affairs investigation is complete.

Domestic violence perpetrated by police officers is not uncommon, and as two studies cited by the National Center for Women and Policing found, “at least 40 percent of police officer families experience domestic violence, in contrast to 10 percent of families in the general population.

This alarming percentage was explained by the fact that officers know how to work the system, they know where women’s shelters are located and they have the ability to make their victims feel as though they are trapped. An equally high percentage of the police departments in the United States have no policy for dealing with officer-involved domestic violence.

In many cases, the most discipline the officer receives for domestic violence is mandatory counseling, and a small percentage of departments stated that an officer’s employment would be terminated if he was charged with domestic violence more than once.

Two officers were charged with domestic violence in one week at the New Orleans Police Department in 2014. Officer Christopher Carter, a 10-year veteran at the department, was charged with one count of domestic abuse battery involving strangulation, and one count of domestic abuse battery. Detective Robert Hurst was also arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder and simple battery after he was accused of attempting to kill his girlfriend.

In one case in Haywood County, Tennessee, Sheriff’s Deputy Adrian Perkins, 29, was arrested and charged with domestic assault with battery in September 2016. He was eventually fired from the department and, as many “Gypsy Cops” do, he looked for a new job at another department.

However, Perkins’ search did not extend to a different state, or even a different city—he was hired by another department in the same county. After just a few months on the job, Perkins was once again arrested and charged with domestic assault after officers reviewed footage from an incident that was caught on surveillance camera.

It remains to be seen whether Jonathan McMillon will lose his job for strangling his girlfriend while her 3-year-old daughter watched in horror and attempted to stop the attack. The fact that he blatantly lied about the incident to his fellow officers serves as a reminder that he believed he was going to get away with it because there are thousands of police officers across the United States that get away with similar actions on a regular basis.



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