President Jimmy Carter caught significant flak early in his administration when he stated that the “ultimate requirement” for Arab-Israeli peace was to resolve the “Palestinian problem” through a “homeland provided for the Palestinian refugees who have suffered for many, many years.”
Widely viewed at the time as the president heretofore most sympathetic to the plight of the Palestinian people, Carter nevertheless made clear just how constricted his support for Palestinian rights was when a few months later he elucidated:
“I have never thought and do not think that it’s advisable for us…to have an independent Palestinian nation located between Israel and Jordan.”
Editor’s Note: As the ‘Audit the Fed’ bill once again gathers steam under a Republican Congress, but with significant bi-partisan support at least in questioning the shadowy quasi-government entity that controls the money supply, the controllers of the Federal Reserve [A non-federal entity]are unsurprisingly stirring to speak against any potential meddling in their affairs.
The image of the traveling snake oil salesman of 19th century America is by now a familiar trope. It is the image of the heartless huckster who preys upon the trust of the general public to swindle them out of their hard-earned savings. With a bottle of useless tonic and the help of a plant in the audience, the snake oil salesman made a living out of lies and deceit.
While hearing a criminal case in which 9 California men are accused of illegally growing medical marijuana, federal Judge Kimberly J. Mueller said she is seriously considering the defense’s argument that the charges should be dropped and that marijuana’s classification as a Schedule 1 narcotic is unconstitutional.
Judge Kimberly J. Mueller of the Sacramento Division of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California just made some comments in court that signal that she might be preparing to declare marijuana’s classification as a Schedule 1 narcotic unconstitutional.