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Saturday, 10 February 2018

Only in America… Girl Scout Sells Over 300 Boxes of Cookies Outside California Pot Shop

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Last week, a Girl Scout chaperoned by her parent sold over 300 boxes of cookies over the course of several hours near a San Diego marijuana dispensary. Brilliant business acumen? Bad parenting? It depends on whom you ask. The nine-year-old sold 312 boxes of Girl Scout cookies out of a wagon near a legal marijuana dispensary in just two three-hour-trips on Wednesday and Friday. The girl’s father requested that both he and his daughter remain anonymous. The dispensary, called Urban Leaf, thoughtfully promoted the sales of Girl Scout Cookies on their Instagram account. It posted:

Get some Girl Scout Cookies with your GSC today until 4 PM! Have a friend that wants to #tagalong? Bring them with… shopping is more fun with friends anyways.

“GSC” is a marijuana strain flavoured with tastes said to be similar to those used in Girl Scout cookies. Girl Scouts San Diego clarified that scouts can sell from wagons if they have a parent or guardian present. ABC 10 News reported that Alison Bushan of Girl Scouts San Diego said:

So if that’s what they say they were doing… then, they were right within the rules.

However, it’s against Scout rules to set up a booth directly in front of a business. Bushan said:

From a sales standpoint, she’s done all right, but I know that some of my friends have sold 600 boxes just on Sunday walking their neighbourhood. So, there are many ways that girls are being great entrepreneurs.

When Pot is Legal Peace Prevails: Violence Drops in States With Legal Marijuana

11 February 2018

Sputnik International

https://sputniknews.com/viral/201802111061549349-300-boxes-sold-at-pot-shop/

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Sunday, 30 June 2013

Anti-Bank Activist Prosecuted For Sidewalk Graffiti

00.02h 12.10.11 Political Cartoons. Occupy Wall Street

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In America, the First Amendment doesn’t apply if the free speech upsets a bank. Jeff Olson, a 40-year-old man from San Diego CA, is facing prosecution for scrawling anti-bank messages on a sidewalk. He faces a 13-year jail sentence. RT quoted the San Diego Reader, which reported that a judge barred Olson’s attorney from “mentioning the First Amendment, free speech, free expression, public forum, expressive conduct, or political speech during the trial”, in which Olson faces charges on 13 counts of vandalism. The judge ruled, “The State’s Vandalism Statute doesn’t mention First Amendment rights”. It isn’t surprising that the judge’s decision flabbergasted Olson’s attorney. He told the press, “I’ve never heard that before, that a court can prohibit an argument of First Amendment rights”.

Jeff Olsen, a political activist and a member of the Occupy Wall Street movement, faces trial for scrawling thirteen anti-bank messages using children’s chalk on a sidewalk outside of three San Diego CA branches of Bank of America. The slogans on the sidewalk were quite innocuous and included no profanities or strong language. Bank of America took offence at slogans such as “Stop Big Banks!” and “Stop Bank Blight!” It initiated legal proceedings against the activist who used a public sidewalk as a means of spreading his message.

 The San Diego Reader obtained records of the criminal case and found out that Darell Freeman, Bank of America Vice President of Global Corporate Security, pressured members of San Diego’s Gang Unit on behalf of the bank until they forwarded the matter to the City Attorney’s office. Instead of fighting local gangs, the San Diego Police Department Gang Unit is trying to jail an activist whose only wrongdoing is ticking off a big bank with messages written on a public sidewalk. Bank of America received a 54 billion USD (trillion Roubles. billion Euros. billion UK Pounds) bailout from the taxpayers, yet, its Corporate Security unit is fighting an activist. During the last couple of years, several former employees testified that Bank of America, as an institution, was involved in numerous instances of securities fraud and mortgage fraud. Why aren’t they charging the bank executives? Where’s justice?

30 June 2013

Voice of Russia World Service

Valentin Mândrăşescu

http://english.ruvr.ru/2013_06_30/Anti-bank-activist-prosecuted-for-sidewalk-graffiti-9658/

Editor’s Note:

Bank of America does many other questionable things. They’ll catch up with it… it’s becoming a political liability to Obama, and he’ll gladly throw some red meat to the lions. Bank of America has forgotten that it’s not above the law… it may find out otherwise in short order… and no one will cry for it. I can testify from personal experience that Corporate Security departments of large corporations believe themselves above the law. A Corporate Security sort at a former employer searched me for no good legal reason. He had no grounds for it. That’s kosher in post-Bush America. That’s what you get if you vote Republican… that’s what you march for in “Pro-Life” Marches. Show some grit and brains… you should NEVER vote for ANY Republican candidate under any circumstances… they’re the Party of Repression and Greed.

BMD

 

Sunday, 26 May 2013

The Amerikantsy Know-Nothings Show their True Colours: Passengers Kicked Off a Flight in San Diego for Speaking Russian

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Airline staff kicked six San Diego residents off a Spirit Airlines flight in the USA for speaking Russian. The six people, including a business owner, a teacher, and an accountant, were flying to Las Vegas NV for an anniversary party last Thursday. However, less than 10 minutes after they got in their seats, staff led them off the plane. One of the passengers said, “I was very confused”. All of them are Russian natives. The group was chatting about the party in their regular voices… only slightly louder when someone was speaking across the aisle… when an airline worker walked up to the Russian natives and told them that they had to leave. An airline employee told them that the stewardesses were intimidated by their speaking a different language. The passengers got a refund from Spirit, but missed their anniversary party.

26 May 2013

Voice of Russia World Service

http://english.ruvr.ru/news/2013_05_26/San-Diegans-kicked-off-a-flight-for-speaking-Russian/

Editor’s Note:

Get a load of:

The stewardesses were intimidated by their speaking a different language.

What goofy bullshit! It’s San Diego, which is three loud farts away from Mexico. If they were speaking LOUDLY in Spanish, this wouldn’t have happened. If it had, the staff would be in the deep kimchi and the airline would have to pay a beaucoup bucks settlement. This is the Bush-instigated Security Society at work (with a strong added measure of Nativist bigotry)… and the Republican Party neocons and libertarians want to reinforce such BS (no money for social problems, scads of cash for police state repression of all those who’re “different”)… reflect on that, kids. If you love freedom…

BMD 

Monday, 28 January 2013

Investigators Say Fire at El Cajon CA Church Was Hate Crime

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Another in a flurry of apparently unrelated incidents that investigators are looking into as hate crimes took place over the weekend in Southern California, when someone set a Greek Orthodox church ablaze. The fire at St Gregory of Nyssa Greek Orthodox Church in San Diego County broke out at about 04.00 PST (07.00 EST 12.00 UTC 16.00 MSK 23.00 AEST) on Sunday. Neighbours in the unincorporated area of El Cajon where the church is located reported the blaze to authorities. Fire-fighters from Cal Fire, San Miguel Fire District, Heartland Fire, and Lakeside all worked together to tackle the blaze. Officials said that crews were able to extinguish the fire within 45 minutes. There was no one inside the church at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.

Investigators from the Sheriff’s Bomb/Arson Unit and a fire investigator from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and Explosives were called to investigate the cause and origin of the fire. According to the Sheriff’s Department, the fire caused about 250,000 USD (7.55 million Roubles. 186,000 Euros. 160,000 UK Pounds) in damages to the church. Investigators identified a person of interest in connection to the fire. Investigators immediately contacted suspect Darin Williams, 38, and they arrested him for suspicion of arson, burglary, and a hate crime. Williams was booked into San Diego Central Jail; he’s being held on 150,000 USD (4.53 million Roubles. 112,000 Euros. 96,000 UK Pounds) bail. He’s scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday. No further details were immediately released, as the investigation is still underway.

 28 January 2013

Monica Garske

Sharon Bernstein

4 NBC Southern California

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Fire-at-SoCal-Church-Was-Hate-Crime-Investigators-Say-El-Cajon-Greek-Orthodox-188663701.html

 

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