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VIDEO — Operation Restart? Kiev renews military crackdown against anti-govt activists in eastern Ukraine
Apr 23, 2014
The military operation against protesters in eastern Ukraine, which the authorities in Kiev describe as an “anti-terrorist” one, has been resumed following its suspension during the Easter holidays , first vice-president Vitaly Yarema told journalists.
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VIDEO — Harry Reid: Bundy Ranch Protesters, Militias & Oath Keepers Are “Domestic Terrorists” not Patriots
Apr 21, 2014
This is Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s new talking point as the crown jewel on an obvious agenda and twisting of reality, and we think it needs to go on the record. We all know what those words mean in the post-9/11 America we find ourselves living in.
(Oh, and the reason the West is being deindustrialized is climate change, by the way…)
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Our past reports on Bundy Ranch:
Assemblywoman Fiore: The Truth About the Bundy’s Vs. BLM
Coalition of Western State Legislators, Sheriffs, and Veterans Stand Vigil in Support of Embattled Nevada Rancher, Cliven Bundy ‘To Prevent Another Ruby Ridge or Waco”
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MUST SEE — An Interview with Eric Penn – “Manufactured Murder: Son of a Serial Killer” – #199 – Gnostic Media
Apr 17, 2014
This episode is recommended for mature audiences. Our guest is the son and nephew of serial killers, and has also been convicted of armed robbery and manslaughter.
In this episode we’ll be discussing murder, horrific government human experiments, and serial killers.
The views expressed by the authors and guests of this UN-program are their own and are not necessarily those held by the host or Gnostic Media.
Eric Penn joins the Gnostic Media podcast to discuss “Manufactured Murder: Son of a Serial Killer”. This episode is being released on Thursday, April 17, 2014, and was recorded April 13, 2014.
When we look up the word “aggressor” in the Black’s Law Dictionary, in the first entry we find a reference to our guest’s father:
Aggressor. One who first employs hostile force. Penn v. Henderson, 174 Or. 1, 146 P.2d 760, 766. […] Black’s Law Dictionary, Fifth Edition, 1979, pp. 60.
Eric Penn’s life is unique in the sense that he was born with limited resources and with a mountain of difficulties. Despite these difficulties he became a productive citizen and has given freely of his time toward bettering the lives of troubled souls. He worked as a Family Case Manager/Fatherhood Coordinator for the City of Richmond for eight and one half years. He has traveled throughout the country helping young people make wise decisions and he shared his story with organizations in hopes of improving services for struggling families. He did this faithfully and even worked for Juvenile Justice Advisory Board as an appointee under Former Governor of Virginia, George Allan passing Title II and Title V grants.
This is an epic and hair raising episode. If what Eric has to say is true, and I’ve spent the last several days verifying much of it, then the we have a serious problem beyond most of our wildest imaginations – serial killers created from CIA and MKULTRA type mind control. I discussed some of this in my interview with Dave McGowan last week in regard to Laurel Canyon and several of the serial killers and assassins associated there from over the last several decades.
I’ve spent many hours talking with Eric over the last week, and I’m amazed at how he’s turned his life around, educated himself, and took his and his family’s history straight on.
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Published time: April 14, 2014 23:26
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A Google spokesperson announced Monday that the tech giant has purchased Titan Aerospace, snatching the New Mexico-based drone developers from Facebook, which has long been rumored to be interested in such an acquisition deal.
Titan Aerospace began operation in 2012 and its team of approximately 20 employees will continue to function out of its Moriarty headquarters after the deal goes through. They have spent years developing an unmanned-aerial-system (UAS) that, unlike the military drones buzzing over nations throughout the world, have been designed with the reported aim of bringing unfettered internet access to remote areas of the globe.
The sale was first reported Monday by the Wall Street Journal, although the terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Titan Aerospace and Google share a profound optimism about the potential for technology to improve the world,” a Google spokesman told the Journal. “It is still early days, but atmospheric satellites could help bring internet access to millions of people, and help solve other problems, including disaster relief and environmental damage like deforestation.”
Titan deploys thin, solar panel-covered aircraft that are able to convert sunlight into fuel. The two models under development, the Solara 50 and Solara 60, are capable of flying for five years at an altitude twice the height passenger airlines travel.
Google has suggested the drones will be used to collect images from high above the planet, aiding initiatives like Google Earth and Google Maps. The spokesperson also told reporters the Titan aircraft will work closely with Google’s Project Loon, which is working to release high-altitude balloons that will broadcast Internet connectivity to closed-off areas of the world.
How close Titan truly is to accomplishing that goal is not exactly known, although the company has said it expects “initial commercial operations” by no later than 2015. They also claim the drones can deliver internet speeds at up to 1 gigabit per second. The average Internet speed in the US, comparatively, is 18.2 Mbps, a mere fraction of the rate Titan boasts.
The two models under development by Titan certainly appear to have the capability to reach remote areas of the world (they reportedly plan to begin by trying to reach desolate regions of Africa). The Solara 50 has a 164-foot wingspan, which is even larger than a Boeing 767 jet. Now that Google is in control of the company, the Journal reported, Titan could soon begin production on 11,000 models of the Solara 60, which is even larger than the Solara 50.
The technology has proven tantalizing enough for Google to likely spend tens of millions. Patrick Egan, a UAS expert and editor of the drone-focused sUAS News website, told the Journal the prospect of solar power does create issues.
“The problem with solar planes is that they are limited to smaller payloads, at night you are not collecting energy from the sun and it takes a lot of power to broadcast Internet signals,” he said. “If they can get past the technical challenge, they could build proprietary networks offering Internet and wireless bandwidth that are worth billions and billions of dollars.”
Previous reports indicated that Facebook, not Google, had expressed interest in acquiring Titan Aerospace. Facebook, one of the primary benefactors to the Internet.org plan to stretch affordable Internet to the world’s estimated 5 billion people who are still cut off, was reportedly in the running for $60 million, leading those in the know to guess Google was willing to pay more.
Such a price tag may sound steep when so much about satellite-like drones remains unknown. However Dustin Sanders, Titan’s chief electrical engineer, told CNN last year that tens of millions is a relatively small fee when the full breadth of possibilities are considered.
“If you have to go up to the satellites and rent that service, that’s a lot of money,” he said. “And launching a satellite, that can be in the billions of dollars. We’re trying to do a single-million-dollar-per-aircraft platform. And the operation cost is almost nothing – you’re paying some dude to watch the payload and make sure the aircraft doesn’t do anything stupid.”
It was obvious last month that Facebook’s plan had changed when founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that his company had spent under $20 million on a small firm called Ascenta, which will also develop high-altitude solar-powered drones that aim to increase global connectivity.
Yael Maguire, a director of engineering at Facebook, told the Daily Mail at the time that Facebook was so interested in Ascenta because of the way the company has prepared for the future.
“We’re looking at a new type of plane architecture that flies at roughly 20,000m, because that’s at a point where winds are at their lowest, it’s above commercial airliners, it’s even above the weather, and actually it can stay in the air for months at a time,” Maguire said.
“These planes are solar-powered and they sit there and circle around, and have the ability to broadcast internet down.”
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MUST LISTEN — Red Ice Radio – Mark Gray – Hour 1 – Symbolic Codes & Number Signs of the Missing MH370 Airliner
Red Ice Radio
Apr 2, 2014
Mark Gray has degrees in Chemistry, Nutrition, and Chiropractic. He has been looking at patterns and synchronicities in symbols, myth and numbers for almost 20 years. Some of his favorite research was in the US Capitol, which resulted in the book “Freedoms Gate: the Lost Symbols in the US Capitol,” co-authored with investigative mythologist William Henry. We’ll begin discussing 2014, the year of the horse and relevant horse themes found in pop-culture. He’ll also discuss numbers and codes seen in pop-culture as well as trident symbolism at the Sochi Olympics. In the second hour, Mark speaks about four different codes that are “numerically switched” and “signs” to look for. He’ll share symbolism related to the missing MH370 airplane going from Malaysia to China. We discuss how this event echoes 9/11. He relates flight MH370 to the TV show Lost and speculates on what may have happened to the 239 passengers. There are also hints that some have hijacked the plane to use it for later terrorist attacks, while blaming their opposition. Mark also talks about significant events and bombings that have taken place on July 22nd, suggesting the signatures of a false flag or an instigated event. Later, he talks about the latest Superman movie, Man of Steel which shows trident shaped spaceships crashing over the Indian Ocean. The hour ends on potential future insight that can be made to understand what can be forecasted using numbers.
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by Trevor Greenway
Apr 21, 2014
A medical marijuana production facility in British Columbia is warning users not to smoke their Purple Kush after Health Canada found “issues with the company’s production practices,” which prompted a voluntary recall of the batch.
Greenleaf Medicinals is telling clients to immediately stop using a batch of Purple Kush brand marijuana labelled “PK-10-20-13.”
“It’s not a danger to those people using the product, but they are being asked to discontinue use,” Health Canada Spokesperson Erika-Kirsten Easton told the Toronto Star.
She wouldn’t elaborate on what “production practices” Health Canada had issues with, but the company is now working other licensed producers to find another supply of marijuana for those who are impacted by the recall.
With Files from the Toronto Star
Feb 28, 2014
It may look like a typical phone on the outside, but on the inside, it’s a device that runs completely on encrypted technology. Blackphone, released this week at the Mobile World Congress, is a new privacy-focused smartphone developed by privacy communications firm, Silent Circle, and smartphone manufacturer, Geeksphone. RT’s Ameera David takes a deeper look at what this phone has to offer, then talks to Liz Wahl about the groundbreaking technology.
RADIO/PODCAST — IMF Super-Austerity Shock Turning Ukrainians Against Kiev Fascist Clique; Kerry and Rice Discredited by Fake Leaflet Hoax; Syrian Terrorist Rebels Driven Out of Homs; GOP Sabotage of Medicaid Expansion Causing 17,000 Needless US Deaths; World Peace and Charity Remain Essence of Easter
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Apr 19, 2014
Apr 22, 2014
Delegates to the “people’s assembly” in Lugansk have made the decision to hold a regional referendum on the region’s territorial status.
The news was announced from an improvised stage near the building of the regional security service department on Monday evening, Interfax reported.
The delegates said that the referendum must fall into two stages. The first one is to be held on May 11 and voters are to state whether they want the region to retain its current status or to become an autonomous entity.
At the second stage on May 18 they will be asked to state their opinion on whether the Lugansk region should be independent or become integrated with Russia as a constituent territory.
No details were provided on how the referendum will be organized.
The rally of several thousand participants near the security service building is continuing with demonstrators chanting: “Russia!” “Referendum!” and sometimes “Berkut!” Very few flags and posters can been seen, but Russian flags and flags of the “Donetsk Republic” and of the USSR, have been unfurled in the square where the rally is being held.
“People’s assemblies” were held on Monday in different cities of the Lugansk region, where delegates were elected to the regional “people assembly.”
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by Johnny Green
The Weed Blog
Apr 19, 2014
If The Weed Blog’s traffic is any indication, more marijuana brownies are eaten on and around April 20th than the rest of the days of the year combined. The spike we see to brownie articles is mind blowing. It makes sense though. Before I started growing marijuana and turning my trim into butter, the only time of the year that I would eat a marijuana edible was on 4/20. The rest of the year I would just smoke or vape in various ways. I think it’s that way for most of Americans who don’t live in a legal state.
Eventually I started growing marijuana, and so did my friends, and there was a lot of trim out there and people didn’t know what to do with it. Nowadays people turn it into BHO, but back in the early 2000′s when I started growing, people would bring it to me from miles around to turn it into butter. From there they could make it into anything they wanted to.
A lot of people have been emailing me this week and hitting me up on social media asking me for marijuana recipe ideas. I always like brownies and cookies, but I can’t eat those all day due to too much sugar. To be able to eat marijuana foods all day you have to mix up some savory items. Below is a list of recipes that I have been accumulating. There’s bound to be something for everyone.
Published time: April 20, 2014 00:04
Edited time: April 20, 2014 02:48
Divers have recovered 13 more bodies from the South Korean ferry that capsized on Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 49. A total of 253 people, most of them high school students, are still unaccounted for.
Rescue divers were finally able to get inside the ferry after numerous failed attempts, media quoted officials as saying. Strong currents and poor visibility made it difficult for the search and rescue operation to take place.
“At 11:48 p.m. (14:48 GMT) the joint rescue team broke a glass window and succeeded in getting inside the vessel,” the South Korean government said in a statement.
Search efforts recovered 16 more bodies overnight and authorities said that cranes would be used to lift the ship in order to locate the other bodies.
The South Korean government is facing a backlash from angry relatives of ferry victims. Up to 100 people clashed with police as they tried to march from the southwestern island of Jindo, the center of the rescue operations, to the mainland via a bridge towards the capital of Seoul.
Police blocked their way by forming two lines as protesters began to push and shove, Reuters reported.
Earlier, relatives were gathered at a gymnasium in Jindo, where they have spent the past four days awaiting news.
The ferry capsized while on its way from Incheon, in the northwest, to the southern resort island of Jeju. It was carrying over 400 people. Rescuers have so far managed to save 179 passengers.
The disaster is now being referred to as South Korea’s deadliest vessel accident in 21 years.
The captain of the ferry, Lee Joon-seok, was arrested on Saturday and is facing a total of five charges, the most serious being negligence of duty and violation of maritime law.
The captain explained that his delayed order to evacuate was due to the fact that there were no rescue ships nearby at the time and people could have been swept away by strong currents.
“At the time, the current was very strong, temperature of the ocean water was cold and I thought that if people left the ferry without proper judgment, if they were not wearing a life jacket, and even if they were, they would drift away and face many other difficulties,” he said.
Also, Lee Joon-seok appeared on South Korean television on Thursday to deliver a message to the families devastated by the disaster. “I am really sorry and deeply ashamed. I don’t know what to say,” he said.
Earlier, investigators revealed that the captain of the vessel was not at the helm at the time of the incident, and had left his third officer in command. Local authorities issued arrest warrants for Lee, the officer left in charge, and one other crew member, for not providing proper assistance to the passengers during the accident.
Two crew members were also detained, including the third officer who was in command of the ferry at the time of the incident.
The vice principal of Danwon High School – who was responsible for the care of hundreds of high school students on the ferry trip – committed suicide, police confirmed on Friday. Kang Min-gyu was found hanging from a tree on the island of Jindo, where the parents of students who are still missing are staying. Kang was rescued from the ferry before it sank and is believed to have taken his own life out of guilt.
Divers are continuing their search, with 256 people still unaccounted for. The cause of the accident still remains unknown, although investigators suspect that the vessel could have struck a rock or made a sharp turn, causing it to overturn.
The South Korean government has been criticized for its handling of the incident. A spokesperson for the aggrieved families spoke out against the authorities in a television broadcast on Friday morning, accusing the government of lying to them.
“The government lied yesterday,” he said. “Is this the reality of South Korea? We plead once more, please save our children.”
The spokesperson alleged that the South Korean government has lied about the size of the rescue effort, claiming that it is actually much smaller.
Amateur footage of the moment when the ship began to capsize has been posted online. It shows how the passengers were told to stay put on the ship, even when it started to tilt. Some critics have argued that if an order to evacuate had been issued earlier, more people could have been saved.
Apr 17, 2014
Once Israel launches its own war, Singapore will have to face the Muslim people of South East Asia.
VIDEO/PODCAST — An Interview with Karen Hudes, J.D. – “The World Bank: Centralization and Corruption” – #197 – Gnostic Media
Apr 4, 2014
Today Karen Hudes, J.D., joins the Gnostic Media podcast to discuss “The World Bank: Centralization and Corruption”. This episode is being released on Friday, April 4, 2014, and was recorded April 1, 2014.
Karen Hudes has devoted three decades to exposing corruption in the world’s financial system. She worked in the World Bank’s Legal Department for 21 years, and was appointed to a Board taskforce on reform of the World Bank. She reported a cover-up of corruption up the corporate ladder to the World Bank’s Audit Committee, to the US Treasury Department, to the US Congress, and then to 188 member countries of the Bretton Woods institutions. Occupy Wall Street says “Hudes’ story is easily the most interesting, compared to major financial scandals, surveillance, etc. The American public, indeed the whole world, would unify with an understanding of a rigged world for a few.” The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund are called the Bretton Woods institutions because that was the name of the ski resort in New Hampshire where 44 founding nations met in 1944 to establish these international organizations.
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And they waited for Maj. General Michael Carey to make sure that a nuclear bomb detonated in the ocean instead of on Charleston on October 8, 2013 before firing him for what happened the previous summer? http://beforeitsnews.com/banksters/2013/11/us-allies-do-some-stocktaking-and-we-will-help-patriots-2433698.html
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Apr 19, 2014
(NaturalNews) “We may have identified a new tool that can help people quit smoking,” says Jeffrey P. Haibach, MPH, research author and graduate research assistant in the University at Buffalo Department of Community Health and Health Behavior.
Turns out, those “tools” are sitting right in the kitchens of people everywhere. They are none other than fresh fruits and vegetables. According to research conducted by the university, 1,000 people 25 years of age and older were surveyed about their smoking habits as it related to their fruit and vegetable intake.
There was a clear correlation between people who ate more of these foods and the fact that they smoked less. In fact, smokers who consumed the most fruit and vegetables were three times more likely to not smoke tobacco compared to individuals consuming the lowest amounts of fruits and vegetables.
Not only did smokers who ate more of these foods have fewer cigarettes on a daily basis, but there was also more of a delay in the amount of time they waited before having the first cigarette of the day.
Why fruits and vegetables may quell the urge to smoke
The experts behind the study suggest that the fiber in such foods creates a feeling of fullness that may cancel out a smoker’s desire to fill up on something.
Furthermore, its thought that fruits and vegetables do not enhance the flavor of tobacco, which makes smokers less inclined to light up when ingesting the likes of apples and carrots. Duke University psychologist Joseph McClernon discovered this notion, concluding that fruits, vegetables and dairy products make cigarettes taste bad while other foods like coffee and meat enhance their flavor.
Beyond staving off the urge to smoke, eating fruits and vegetables also helps heal a smoker’s damaged body. Since smoking robs the body of vitamins C and B levels, which means it’s getting sub-par lung, cancer and nervous system protection, it’s important to build the body’s immunity.
Specifically, foods like kiwis, oranges, bananas and leafy greens are essential to help restore health to a smoker’s body.
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Apr 17, 2014
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by Christina Sarich
Apr 20, 2014
It’s raining marijuana – medical marijuana that is, if everything bodes well for new start up companies that plan to deliver your cancer-reversing drugs via drone. QuiQui in San Francisco has reportedly unveiled plans to start drone deliveries in the Mission District, and could lead to a new way to get medical marijuana in other states, soon.
Many people dread going to the pharmacy. Now, waiting in lines, exposing yourself to others who are sick, or just getting out and about when you aren’t feeling well to begin with may soon be a thing of the past. According to QuiQui’s website, you’ll get an eco-friendly delivery that costs less than $1.00 from a ‘modern drone that gives off zero emissions and uses quiet clean electric power.”
QuiQui says it won’t deliver medical marijuana for now, although the International Business Times stated they would, but there is speculation that Joshua Ziering, the company’s founder, might change his mind with the growing demand for medical marijuana.
“We are not delivering medical marijuana,” confirmed QuiQui founder Joshua Ziering, who hopes his fleet of drones will one day be able to drop off prescription drugs. “I think [the International Business Times] just made it up.”
After all, shipping pot straight from a dispensary to someone’s front door would be no different than the delivery of other packages. If anything, the product is light weight and in high demand – the perfect product for modern drone delivery.
Furthermore, companies like QuiQui could possibly be within their legal rights according to a recent ruling that the FAA did not have authority over small market, commercial drones, and ended six years of prohibition of drone deliveries.
The FAA appealed the judge’s decision, however, concerned that it “could impact the safe operation of the national airspace system and the safety of people and property on the ground.”
“Commercial operations are only authorized on a case-by-case basis,” the FAA’s Elizabeth Cory said in an email last month. “A commercial flight requires a certified aircraft, a licensed pilot, and operating approval. To date, only one operation has met these criteria.” That’s an operation that uses drones to conduct environmental surveys in the Arctic prior to drilling.
The FAA appeal will be heard before the original ruling will be put back into practice.
Should the FAA ban be permanently lifted? It could open the floodgates for an extensive rollout of various drone-based ventures. Amazon might be delivering your books and movies, but other start up companies could soon be delivering your cannabis oil, and medical marijuana.
PODCAST — The Corbett Report | Interview 843 – The Intelligence-Industrial Complex: James Corbett on ClandesTime
The Corbett Report
Mar 24, 2014
James Corbett joins Tom Secker of SpyCulture.com to talk about the privatization of intelligence and the development of the intelligence industrial complex. In this typically wide ranging conversation James began by breaking down the different layers in the existing discussion on this topic. We looked at the history of private intelligence, how 9/11 turned it into a massive industry, Edward Snowden, Anonymous, so called cyberterrorism and much more.
Apr 20, 2014
The West is more concerned about selling arms to Bahrain and Saudi Arabia than the two countries’ appalling human rights records, an analyst tells Press TV.
In an exclusive interview with Press TV on Saturday, Chris Bambery stated that when Western statesmen visit Saudi Arabia, they maintain silence about the country’s human rights records.
“They (Western statesmen) go to Saudi Arabia to sell their arms, to do contracts. They are not there concerned about Saudis’ human rights record, let alone in Bahrain. So, really it’s not on the agenda,” he noted.
Bambery, a leading member of the Scotland-based International Socialist Group, further asserted that US President Barack Obama apparently did not mention a word about Bahrain during his visit to Saudi Arabia in late March.
“Obama will not be making any speeches about the human rights situation in Bahrain…. The contrast is that Obama is saying we’re committed to staying in Bahrain, and yet the regime, an autocracy, undemocratic [regime] with a disgusting human rights record is still killing its own people,” he noted.
Bambery added, “It is a story that could be shouted from the rooftops, but it’s not. And the reason for that is essentially not so much the importance of Bahrain and the Al Khalifas to the West, although not unimportant, but in particular the importance of Saudi Arabia, who of course has been crucial to suppressing the Bahrain revolution and maintaining the repression inside that [country].”
The uprising in Bahrain started in mid-February 2011. On March 13 that year, forces from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were dispatched to the country at Manama’s request to help quell the nationwide protests.
Last month, Amnesty International denounced the “relentless repression” of anti-regime protesters in the tiny Persian Gulf country, blaming Bahraini security forces for their repeated use of “excessive force to quash anti-government protests.”
Apr 17, 2014
Published time: April 19, 2014 13:46
Edited time: April 20, 2014 06:59
A suspected meteorite explosion has been recorded by citizens of the northern Russian city of Murmansk.
Multiple drivers with dashcams out on the streets of the 300,000-people city at 2.10am on Saturday noticed a bright blue trail speed across the night sky, then explode while still in the air.
Most observers identified the object as a meteorite, though officials have neither confirmed it nor said where the fragments are likely to have landed. Others speculated that the object may have been space debris, re-entering the atmosphere.
Emergency services say there were no injuries as a result of the astral event.
While tens of tons of cosmic dust reaches the Earth’s atmosphere each day, the number of meteorites that reach the surface may be about 500 a year, though most are small, and scientists do not have a precise calculation.
The most spectacular meteorite of recent years was over the Urals city of Chelyabinsk last year, when an astral body exploded in the sky with the strength of 40 Hiroshima bombs, temporarily blinding and deafening hundreds of people below.
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Apr 7, 2014
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Earlier this month we got the 2013 numbers for how many marijuana dispensaries in the city of L.A. have filed to pay a special city collective tax. It reflects how many weed retailers are in L.A. And it was higher than any other number we had seen in nearly five years: 1,140. This despite repeated city crackdowns and a new law, passed last year, that limits the number of shops in town to the 135 or fewer that were legit during a 2007 city “moratorium.”
Well, it looks that the law, Proposition D., and the efforts of L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer, who has made legal moves against dozens of stores, are having an amazing effect: Numbers unveiled by the city Department of Finance this week show that so far only 462 business tax renewals have been filed for “L050″ businesses in 2014 – aka collectives – a finance official told us.