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"MARIJUANA" Party in Seattle, Its official


 Let the partying begin in Seattle, Washington. Thousands gathered in the streets of Seattle at midnight to not only celebrate the legalization of marijuana, but to smoke as well. With no police officers around or able to arrest them, they waited until the clock struck 12 and then crowds smoked marijuana in unison. Television reporters and camera men were doused with marijuana smoke while attempting to interview some of the excited smokers. After this year’s election, Washington and Colorado became the first states to vote to decriminalize and regulate the possession of an ounce or less of marijuana by adults over the age 21. This law will eventually allow people to register for state licenses for pot growers, processors and retail stores. Colorado will have to hold off on their big weed party until January 5th, that’s when their law officially kicks in.  

 There are still technicalities involving the marijuana law. Citizens are technically still breaking the law when smoking publicly, however the first offense is a warning and the 2nd is punishable by fine. Last night was such a joyous occasion, Seattle police decided not to bother with warning citations. Although the kinks in the new marijuana law still have to be worked out, citizens right now are enjoying not having to worry about jail time. It’s going to be a fine line between legal and illegal when everything is set in stone.

Written by Functuay of Iamtheinfluenc.com

Monday Morning Coffee

Assassination with sophistication

When you think of an assassination, you typically think of the long sniper rifle attempts from afar. In North Korea that apparently is too easy. North Korean officials have stumbled upon the latest assassination techniques. The advancements are as simple as a ball point pen but when twisted it’s a sophisticated killing machine. Where a normal ink pen point would retract, these deadly pens contain poisonous needles instead. The assassin would only have to brush up on you and give you a slight prick with the pen. First you would immediately start to suffer from muscle paralysis which would lead to suffocation and before you know you are dead in a very short period of time. Korean officials say this is just one of the weapons found on an assassin recently, fortunately his attempt was spoiled. Other similar weapons were found as well including another pen that shoots a bullet with similar toxins as the first pen and also one disguised as a flashlight. Officials say the target for the use of these weapons was an activist in North Korea, however what’s stopping these easily disguised weapons from making it on a plane to countries such as the U.S?

Powerball Jackpot climbs to a new record

For weeks lottery fanatics have flooded convenient stores in hopes of cashing in big. After another winless week the Powerball jackpot has rocketed to a whopping $425 million. Saturday’s drawing was the 4th largest pot ever at $325 million. 15 consecutive drawings have come up empty but the next big opportunity is Wednesday. In 2006 the largest pot got to an insane $365 million, no one ever thought it  would reach the 300’s but here we are 6 years later staring at a $425 million dollar pot. Although this is the largest multistate lottery pot, it still doesn’t touch the U.S payout record of $656 million. Back in March that was claimed by 3 winners who played the Mega Millions jackpot drawing. The current Powerball stakes are held in 42 states, District of Columbia and the U.S Virgin Islands.

Americas first openly bi-sexual Congresswoman

Newly elected congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema, is making headlines everywhere but not for her new seat or residing from the great state of Arizona. Sinema is the first openly bi-sexual member elected to congress. The democrat is a former politician, social worker, and professor turned congresswoman. The irony in it all is as Sinema becomes the new elect for the 9th district, she does so in a straight forward conservative state of Arizona. A republican state where their tough as nails on every issue including gun laws, immigration, and where many consider the state to be unconstitutional to its crime offenders. Arizona is home to radical republicans such as John McCain, and Sinema has received a welcome so far anything short of radical. After admitting she has no religious connections or belongs to no religious faith, she has been labeled an atheist and a witch. One thing Krsyten Sinema has also been labeled is strong and tough. She’s going to need every beat of that toughness to survive in a state that’s not exactly jilting a warm welcome thus far.

Black Friday madness does it again

Another year goes by and millions of people pack it in at their favorite black Friday venue. Many of the shopping crazed individuals cancelled thanksgiving to camp out on hard, cold pavement for the opportunity at the first crack of presents. Well thanks to these ridiculous efforts of the givers, this year’s black Friday set a record with 247 million shoppers. This is a 9% jump from last year’s 226 million. Not only were there more shoppers, there were bigger spenders. The official total according to the NRF (National Retail federation) is $59 billion in the 4 day spread, which is a 13% climb from last year. This is largely thanks to advertising and of course the media propaganda as well, who entices new shoppers every year who ordinarily don’t get involved in the chaos. Nevertheless NRF is predicting a cyber-Monday record as well, and I’m predicting crashing servers and viral meltdowns.

Boxing Legend Camacho dies after fatal gunshots

 Days after being fatally wounded in his home town of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Hector Camacho Sr. was taken off life support and declared dead. The 50 year old was shot in the face and neck in a parked car outside a bar in Bayamon. After a few nighst in a San Juan hospital, doctors pronounced Camacho brain dead. The night of the shooting, a friend of Camacho’s, Adrian Moreno was also shot in the same car but died at the scene of the crime. Also at the scene was 9 baggys of cocaine found on and around Moreno. Police have not have not formally called this a drug related incident but have not ruled it out.
Hector “Macho” Camacho, was known for many things including his run-ins with the law but more so for being one hell of a boxer. Today’s boxers could only dream of leaving the legacy he left inside the ring. His reign in boxing stretched over 3 decades. Over the years he fought the best pound for pound fighters. One of the best rivalries of all time the boxing world will never forget was with his nemesis Julio Cesar Chavez. Other historic battles against big name challengers were Sugar Ray Leonard, Felix Trinidad, Oscar De La Hoya and Roberto Duran. The south paw finished his career with 88 wins, 79 by KO, and only 6 losses. Hector Macho Camacho is survived by his mother, sister and 4 sons, including his protégé Hector Macho Camacho Jr.

BCS Standings

1. Notre Dame
2. Alabama
3. Georgia
4. Florida
5. Oregon
6. Kansas State
7. LSU
8. Stanford
9. Texas A&M
10. South Carolina

NFL Scores

Bills13 – Colts20-W
Steeler14 – Browns20-W
Vikings10 – Bears20-W
Raider10 – Bengals34-W
W-Broncos17 – Chiefs9
Titans19 – Jaguars24-W
Seahawks21 – Dolphins24-W
W-Falcons24 – Buccaneers23
W-Ravens16 -  Chargers13
W-49ers31 – Saints21
W-Rams31 – Cardinals17
Packers10 – Giants38-W
Written by Functuay of IAMTHEINFLENC.com


President Barack Obama Victory Speech 2012




  4 score and 4 years ago Barack Obama defeated John McCain and became the 44th president of the United States of America. 4 years later the American people have again appointed him leader of this great nation. In the early hours of the night an uncertainty hung over the Obama camp like a bad storm. They trailed considerably as the first states drew conclusion of their votes. While there was many counts being tallied there were also as many conflicting reports of a clear cut leader. This would eventually go in favor for Barack and company. As the swing states begun to fall in line, he would win nearly all of them including Ohio and the 55 pointer, California. When the clock approached 11pm Eastern Time it was evident that Barack Obama would have exactly what he had hoped for, four more years.
Heading into the wee hours of the night one of the most important of the swing states, Florida had not yet concluded there voting. Florida was said to be most critical this year to the campaign of both Obama and Romney. Had Florida been punctual it still wouldn’t have gave Governor Romney the lead but it could have closed a considerable gap. However the voting woes continued in Florida and who the state chose is still unclear at this time. What is clear is that the Obama camp was so far ahead, the missing Florida vote did not stop his victory. Governor Romney edged out the president in many states but the ones with bigger impact such as Pennsylvania, New York, and Ohio all were in favor of Obama.

 Looking forward to the future and the obstacles that still lies ahead of this Obama cabinet, many feel there are still questions to be answered and things to be done. The president has implemented a new healthcare reform but what else he will change this term is a question many in the nation are asking. During his campaign he was faced with similar questions and Obama was quick to note how uncooperative congress was. Congress shut down many proposed bills from the Obama administration. Too often were his plans and attempts rejected by republicans in the house. Furthermore In his acceptance speech he says he hopes that in this term his administration and congress can work together to make America better rather than oppose each other on every issue. Maybe then the concerns of all will be heard, becoming a more unified America and not a land of divided people.

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