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Legalized Marijuana. A ‘Green New Deal.’ Cuomo’s 2019 Vision Tacks Left.
The New York Times

Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat re-elected in November, presented an aggressively progressive platform promising to make New York a leader among liberal states. more…

What might a no-deal Brexit look like?
Reuters

Britain is due to leave the European Union in 10 weeks' time but it still has no clear way out of the bloc, raising the prospect of no transition period to smooth the shock for the world's fifth-biggest economy. more…

'Next Round's On Me': Buy A Federal Worker A Beer In New D.C. Initiative
Npr.org

As businesses and government employees feel the impact of the partial shutdown, one website lets anyone buy a beer for an unpaid worker. more…

I swam in a volcanic hot pool in Fiji and it was incredibly relaxing
Thisisinsider.com

On Fiji's second largest island, Vanua Levu exists volcanic hot pools perfect for swimming in. The muddy baths are perfect for relaxing in and meeting locals. To get to the pool, fly into Savusavu and contact Naveria Heights Lodge and ask for a guide. The isl… more…

Scientists have developed a specific diet that could 'transform' the planet and save 11.6 million lives a year, and it involves less red meat and more vegetables
Thisisinsider.com

Scientists from 16 countries have revealed a diet that they say could save the planet and prevent 11.6 million people from dying prematurely every year. We should double our consumption of vegetables, nuts, fruits, and legumes, and eat half the amount of meat… more…

The dealmaker behind one of the most active marijuana VCs breaks down how he picks what companies to invest in
Business Insider

The dealmaker behind one of the most active marijuana venture capital funds describes his outlook for the industry in 2019. Canopy Rivers, the venture arm of Canopy Growth, announced a $6.8 million investment into Greenhouse Juice Company on Monday, on top of… more…

The CEO of one of the hottest marijuana vape startups says the company is gearing up for an IPO this year
Business Insider

Pax Labs is aiming to go public this year, Bharat Vasan, the marijuana vape startup's CEO told Business Insider in a Thursday interview. Vasan he's been talking to bankers and found the appetite for an IPO has been "overwhelmingly positive." The buzzy vape st… more…

Anti-vaxxing, diabetes, and air pollution are among the biggest global health threats of 2019
Thisisinsider.com

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a list of the top threats to global health in 2019. While past lists have included outbreaks of various diseases, this year's list focused on a primary cause of some outbreaks: vaccine hesitation, more commonly… more…

This Week in Weed: Cannabis Battles Alcohol & Tobacco!
Greenentrepreneur.com

Massachusetts cops crack down, Boston issues its first recreational permit, and buds cut into suds. more…

STEEVES: Don't over-estimate, tracking and monitoring will help determine the right course - The Journal Pioneer
Journalpioneer.com

STEEVES: Don't over-estimate, tracking and monitoring will help determine the right course The Journal Pioneer One of the keys to making a change stick and forming a habit in the early stages – like brushing your teeth or showering – is monitoring. more…

Shareholders received record dividends of almost £100bn in 2018
The Guardian (AU)

But Brexit could take a bite out of future returns from UK-listed companies, says report UK-listed firms paid record dividends last year, thanks to rising profits, but a report warns that shareholder payouts could take a big hit if Brexit goes badly. Companie… more…

Oxford places ban on donations and research grants from Huawei
The Guardian (AU)

Decision on Chinese telecoms firm comes as national security concerns mount in the west The University of Oxford has placed an indefinite ban on accepting research grants or donations from the Chinese telecoms firm Huawei, which is already facing mounting con… more…

Government shutdown: FBI officials fear investigations being harmed by lack of funding
Yahoo.com

At federal law enforcement agencies from the FBI to the DEA to Customs and Border Protection and others, the frustration about having missed a pay-check last week because of the partial government shutdown is growing into fear and anger amid signs the lack of… more…

Craft Beer Taps Squeezed As Government Shutdown Delays New Releases
The Huffington Post

The government shutdown has also prevented new breweries from opening. more…

Americans take stock of shutdown's everyday effects
ABC News

Even people who don't think their lives are closely tied to Washington feel it. more…

DC brewery sues government over shutdown, citing lack of labels, speech concerns
USA Today

Washington D.C. brewery Atlas Brew Works is suing the government over the shutdown, saying it cannot ship beer without new government-approved labels. more…

Republican congressman: My black dad taught me how to handle white supremacist rhetoric
USA Today

As a salesman in Texas, my father was insulted countless times. I carry his experiences with me when I walk onto the floor of the U.S. House. more…

Carl Nicks: The forgotten Indiana State basketball phenom overshadowed by Larry Bird
Indystar.com

At Indiana State, Carl Nicks would be called second fiddle. Bird-feeder. That guy who played with Larry. But Nicks was no understudy to Larry Bird. more…

The Mail
Newyorker.com

Letters respond to Malcolm Gladwell’s article about the consequences of marijuana legalization and promotion. more…

Preparing for Prison (2016)
Blogspot.com

I’ve written previously about various aspects of imprisonment, including practical preparations such as packing your personal possessions (r... more…