Jen Hobbs KATU News reports that Oregon Governor Kate Brown has signed a bill allowing medical marijuana dispensaries to sell pot to recreational users, effective October 1, 2015. Anyone over the age of 21 will be able to purchase marijuana at a dispensary starting October 1. This gives the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) a little more than two months to
Off The Grid Former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia was interviewed on CNNs Fareed Zakaria GPS where he claimed that current Saudi King Salman had told him that the Israeli Mossad intelligence agency was responsible for 9/11. One of my first calls [after 9/11] was with then-governor of Riyadh, Prince Salman, who is now the king,” said US
Time reports that heroin use has reached epidemic proportions, increasing 63% in the last 11 years. That means the number of addicts seeking treatment are up too. But with health care in America being in the state it’s in today, treatment options aren’t exactly easy to come by.
Brigida Santos The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention point out that heroin-related overdose deaths have quadrupled during the 11 years between 2002 and 2013 due to the heroin epidemic. Here are some other relevant facts: Related Story Off The Grid: The Militarization Of Police Just Got Worse Thanks To The War On Drugs In 2013 an estimated
Off The Grid Governor Kate Brown just signed into law a bill, the first of its kind in the United States, automatically registering all eligible voters when they obtain or renew their driver’s license or state I.D. According to the Los Angeles Times, voters will be given notice of their newly minted status via snail mail
Two moderate earthquakes have been recorded in central Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Geological Survey issued a report in April saying it’s “very likely” most of the state’s recent earthquakes were triggered by the injection of wastewater from oil and gas drilling operations.
Off The Grid Lets call it what it is – fracking. Not only is fracking wrong and dangerous, but also were putting oil ahead of water. Water thats used in fracking gets contaminated for a minimum of thirty years: its useless. If youve been out in the desert for a week and youre dying
A Missouri grandfather whos serving life in prison for nonviolent marijuana offenses is still waiting for a chance at freedom months after Governor Nixon commuted the life without parole sentence.
Jen Hobbs In July, we reported on President Obama’s commutation of nonviolent drug offenders. What most people don’t know is that even after a sentence is commuted, the individual isn’t immediately set free. It can take months, sadly even years, for a person who shouldn’t even be in prison to be freed. Unfortunately, this is the case
Protestors in Portland work together to stop Shell from sending ship to drill for oil in the Arctic.
Off The Grid According to reports from the Seattle Times, protestors in Portland are doing everything they can to delay Shells Arctic icebreaker from leaving their port. The 380-foot vessel, named the MSV Fennica, arrived in Portland last Saturday for repairs. Shell received a permit last week to begin drilling but cannot start until the
The New York Times published an article on William J. Lewinski, a psychologist who “studied police shootings” and reportedly charges $1,000 an hour to testify on behalf of police officers in criminal trials.
Off The Grid Dr. Lewinski runs a company called “Force Science Institute.” He is credited, according to his website, with having “prevented some [police] officers from going to prison when they were wrongly accused of criminally using deadly force.” One of these cases, according to the New York Times’ journalist Matt Apuzzo, was the shooting death
A Hillview, Kentucky man was arrested for shooting down a drone worth $1,800. He says he was protecting his property and the privacy of his daughters, as the drone was hovering over them in his backyard.
Jen Hobbs Is it an invasion of privacy for someone to fly a personal drone over someone else’s property without that person’s permission? I’d say yes. There’s no way to tell what the intentions are of the anonymous person manning the drone. Is this person flying the drone for fun? Is this person gathering intel to rob you later
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 Yves Legault from Canada asks: Why can the government get away with illegal activities by declaring them top secret? Jesse Says: Related Story Jesse Ventura: We Should Destroy Every Nuclear Weapon on the Planet Its because they set up the rules! Anything they do thats illegal, all they need to do is
A new Gallup poll showed that Pope Francis favorability rating among Americans has dropped to 59%, from 76% in February 2014. The apparent disenchantment follows an escalation in recent months in the Popes rhetoric against global capitalism. The Popes call to action on climate change has also proven awkward for Republican politicians who still question the science behind global warming.
Off The Grid Its kind of interesting that they want a pope who goes along to get along. I love this guy. I think Pope Francis is the best pope weve had in my lifetime, without a doubt. He tells the truth. When you tell the truth in the United States, you arent looked upon
Off The Grid I cant exactly tell you the first time I met Roddy Piper. It was years ago in the wrestling business. What I can tell you is that Roddy was a tremendous performer. He knew the wrestling business inside and out. He was one of the greats of all time. Roddy was always a