Rand Paul reportedly became the first major Presidential candidate to raise campaign money from the marijuana industry. So does this mean marijuana will be the next big political industry?

Brigida Santos The Washington Post shared an article this week revealing that 2016 Republican Presidential contender, Rand Paul, has become the first major presidential candidate to ever raise campaign money from the marijuana industry.  Related Story While Vets Vie for Medical Pot, VA Pays $142 Million in Bonuses Paul held a private fundraiser at the National Cannabis Industry Association’s

Mic.Com reports that in 47 out of 50 states, American police officers have killed at least one person so far this year. In some states, the number of officer-involved homicides dwarfs numbers from entire countries.

Brigida Santos The map below shows data compiled by collaborative organization, Mapping Police Violence, which aims to quantify the impact of police violence on communities.  Related Story Cop Punches 8 Month Pregnant Woman in the Stomach So far, there have been 605 deaths from police violence in the United States from January 1 and July 10 this year.  Last

Revisionist history: Senator Lindsey Graham incorrectly claimed that “all the hijackers who attacked us on 9/11 were visa overstays” during CNN interview.

Jen Hobbs First off, if you want to know the truth about the 9/11 hijackers, Senator Bob Graham — the former chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence who wrote the 9/11 report — is the source to go to. You can watch his Off The Grid interview here: Related Story Saudi Prince’s Deviant, Disgusting,

ABC15 Investigators reports Officer Doug Rose of the Chandler, Arizona Police Department, illegally entered the home of Esmeralda Rossi and arrested her while she was naked.

Brigida Santos Reports claim Rossi had been in the shower when officers showed up at her home to check up on a phone call they say they received earlier regarding an argument between Rossi and her estranged husband.  “I was in the shower,” Rossi told ABC15 Investigators. “My daughter came to the shower and said there are two

Have you heard of this story? Probably not. Big Media and U.S. law enforcement doesn’t like to talk about alleged Christian terrorists, who also happen to be white and former congressional candidates.

Off The Grid Imagine this scenario for a moment: an older, radicalized man using social media attempts to recruit motivated, like-minded individuals to help him utterly destroy an American town in order to get the attention of the American people.His plot calls for the burning down of the town’s religious institution along with its school

Texans monitor Jade Helm military training amid fears of government plot. The two-month exercise has been described by the US military as a routine, though unusually large, training event for a variety of units that will take place on both private and public land in order “to practice core special warfare tasks, which help protect the nation against foreign enemies”.

Off The Grid One thing we have to constantly remind people is that a Republican President and Republican Congress did the majority of this lockdown that’s now happening in America. So, for those Republicans out there who think this is all Barack Obama’s doing, no. It’s the federal government. This could all be a moot

Looks like Colorado’s marijuana tax incentive for schools just set records and has collected more money in the first half of the year than all of 2014.

Off The Grid Local news outlet KOAA out Colorado are reporting that the state has hit record highs in regards to marijuana tax incentives for school construction.   KOAA reports that the first five months of 2015 alone have surpassed all of 2014.   Related Story Off The Grid: Prison Inmates May Soon Be Getting Federal Money

Residents of the California port city of Oakland are pushing back by developing the first enforceable city legislation to regulate the purchase and use of surveillance equipment by law enforcement agencies. If approved, the legislation could make Oakland a national trailblazer for privacy rights campaigners alarmed at the rise of cameras, “stingrays” and other surveillance technologies used by law enforcement.

Off The Grid   I think it looks good on paper. I applaud the city of Oakland for doing it. They should and so should other cities. I’ve got news for you though: a federal law takes precedence over any local law. So even though they passed this at the local level, the federal law

After Ellen Pao resigned as Reddit’s CEO, co-founder Steve Huffman stepped into her place. He says the popular site will now lay out clear boundaries for eliminating and banning offensive and abusive content, something Reddit hadn’t clearly laid out for users before. While many other sites have clear terms of service when it comes to bullying and harassment, like Facebook and Twitter, Reddit’s decision brings up an interesting debate over what constitutes free speech.

Brigida Santos Steve Huffman’s AMA lays out the new terms of service. He states,  Reddit is a place to have open and authentic discussions. The reason we’re careful to restrict speech is because people have more open and authentic discussions when they aren’t worried about the speech police knocking down their door. When our purpose comes

Off The Grid contributor Travis Irvine sounds off on The Donald’s surge in the polls. As Travis writes, “turns out loudmouthed, racist bigots would love to have a loudmouthed, racist bigot for president.”

Travis Irvine When billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump first announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination on June 16th, many people scoffed.Clearly this was just another way for “The Donald” to keep his brand relevant — and as Jesse Ventura pointed out — get publicity.  Several on the left were pumped about Trump’s

The Washington Post reports that police officers in the United States have shot and killed at least 500 people so far in 2015, according to a Washington Post analysis. While the FBI has never recorded more than 460 fatal police shootings in an entire year, The Post identified 463 such shootings in just the first six months of 2015.

Off The Grid   It’s amazing that the death penalty can be rendered that often for crimes that don’t warrant it. That’s really the meat of the argument here: that people are being put to death for things that don’t warrant the death penalty. I don’t know where to go on this, because clearly too

It’s time again to answer questions from you, my vigilant fans! Got a question for the Governor? Sound off at Ora.tv/OffTheGrid.

Off The Grid   Patrick Pascucci from Texas asks: It is almost impossible to convince people not to vote for democrats or republicans, how can we convince the masses to stop voting for these people? Related Story Jesse Ventura Sounds Off on Obama Rejecting the Keystone Pipeline Jesse Says: Just tell them to look at