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TSA Threatens Longer Lines at Airports if They Don’t Get More Money Breaking News,Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Media Spokesperson, HEALTH MAX Brands   The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has Jeh Johnson, secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) asking Congress to authorize overtime pay for officers because this is the only way to shorten lines at airport checkpoints. Johnson would like funds that are currently in an account to be shifted to another so that TSA officers can get paid overtime and possibly boost their staff members. The DHS secretary explained that because of the anticipated “surge in summer travel” the TSA needs to “expand the work hours of screening officers in…

Congress Defunds NASA Paving the Way for Privatization of Mars Breaking News,Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Media Spokesperson, HEALTH MAX Brands   James Reuter, deputy associate administrator for space technology for NASA told the members at a joint meeting of National Academies’ Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (NAASE) and Space Studies Board (SSB) that the Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project was cut by 85% because of senatorial budget reductions. A fraction of the $20 million promised to NASA for this endeavor has been secured by lawmakers. Congress has removed the servicing of the RESTORE-L satellite from NASA’s control and informed the agency that they can only spend $133…

Free at Last? DEA & FDA Prepare for Federal Legalization of Marijuana Breaking News,Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Media Spokesperson, HEALTH MAX Brands   The US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) have given their permission for clinical trials to begin for therapeutic use of marijuana on veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This is a 180 turn from the DEA’s stance on marijuana just 6 months ago. Chuck Rosenberg, head of the DEA, told the media : “What really bothers me is the notion that marijuana is also medicinal—because it’s not. If you talk about smoking the leaf of marijuana—which is what people are talking about when they talk about medicinal…

Equal Pay Day Exposes Gender Gap Won’t End For Another 43 Years Breaking News,Economy

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Media Spokesperson, HEALTH MAX Brands   According to a new report from the US Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), the gender pay gap will not close until 2059, leaving women earning 79 cents for every dollar a man makes. An average women can expect to take home $10,800 less annually than their male counterparts, and lose nearly half a million dollars over the course of a career. However, the 79 cent gap is more complex than that because of factors such as race and ethnicity. The National Partnership for Women and Families (NPWF)…

1M Doctors Call For NRA-Supported Ban on Gun Research Lifted Breaking News,Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Media Spokesperson, HEALTH MAX Brands   Doctors for America has written a letter to Congress asking for an end to the “dramatic chilling effect of the current rider language restricting gun violence research and to fund this critical work.” More than 141 organizations in the medical field and over 1 million health professionals signed this letter to ask for funding for government agencies to research “gun violence… [as] a serious public health threat than must be handled with urgency”. These medical professionals are requesting that “congress must lift the barrier to research that…

Obama Refuses Support of Bill Allowing Judges to Order Decryption Breaking News,Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Media Spokesperson, HEALTH MAX Brands   President Obama is refusing to support a proposal that would require tech corporations to assist law enforcement and government agencies in encryption data access. At the South by Southwest conference, the president said : “My conclusion so far is you cannot take an absolutist view own this. If your argument is strong encryption no matter what, and we can and should in fact create black boxes that, I think, does not strike the kind of balance we have lived with for 200, 300 years. And it’s fetishizing…

The Truth About the DEA’s Promise to Reschedule Cannabis & Cannabidiol Breaking News,Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Media Spokesperson, HEALTH MAX Brands   The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have decided to remove cannabis from the class of Schedule I controlled substances by the end of this year. Last year Senator Elizabeth Warren and 7 other lawmakers wrote a letter asking the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Office of National Drug Control (ONDC) and the DEA to remove cannabis from the Schedule I and allow for more research into the medicinal purposes of the plant; including the separation of Cannabidiol (CBD) from the Schedule I and the cannabis…