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Colorado High-Tech Marijuana 50% More Potent

In Colorado, where recreational use of the marijuana became legal last year, the average of infusion of psychoactive compounds into the brain by volume from smokable marijuana is about 7.88 percent and about 3.5 percent for edible marijuana, according to a new study. That is 50% more potent than marijuana available elsewhere.

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How America Can Link its Currency Back to Gold Standard

Judy Shelton, Ph.D. closed out the conservative Jackson Hole Summit this past weekend by offering a practical pathway to re-restore the U.S. dollar as a gold-backed currency without economic disruption by having the Fed pledge about 7 percent of America’s gold in Fort Knox as collateral to issue gold-convertible Treasury Bonds.

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Jim DeMint’s Keynote Rocks the House at Jackson Hole Summit

President of the Heritage Foundation and former Senator Jim DeMint gave an inspiring Keynote speech last night at the conservative Jackson Hole Summit on why the Left’s “debasement of monetary policy over the last century, are a subset of a larger crisis” that our nation’s political and cultural elites are out to “override the wisdom and experience accumulated by mankind over the last several millennia.”

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Sold-Out Conservative Jackson Hole Summit Rages Against the Fed

The sold-out Jackson Hole Summit, which seeks to be a conservative counter-balance to the Kansas City Federal Reserve’s Jackson Hole Symposium, kicked off with a fascinating history lesson by a Director of the Council on Foreign Relations on how the Bretton Woods Conference at the end of WW II led to the massive monetary expansion of Federal Reserve and impoverishment of America.

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Boeing Dumps CA Workers Over Ex-Im Bank

Boeing seems to be retaliating against House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for leading the effort to defund the Export-Import Bank by announcing several hundred California job cuts.

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Just How Bad Was Last Week’s Global Meltdown?

All eight of the major international stock indexes were down last week with an average loss of -6.57 percent, according to Doug Short, despite Friday’s -531 point plunge in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, driven by fears of an economic collapse in China.

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Twitter: Social Media on Life Support

A new study from the Pew Research Center shockingly reveals that the percentage of Americans logging on to Twitter each day has flatlined for the last two years. As company’s stock led tech shares down this week, analysts are beginning to question if Twitter can survive.

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El Niño: Party Time for California Almond Growers

The raging El Niño Southern Oscillation, a band of warm ocean water in the central and east-central equatorial Pacific, is about to cause droughts in southern Asia–and to bring enough rain to boost California almond production after years of drought-induced decline.

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NBC Bets $200 Million on BuzzFeed

NBCUniversal continues its big-bucks leap to catch up to millennial “cord-cutters” and “cord-nevers” by spending another $200 million to buy a bigger stake in BuzzFeed. The move comes less than a week after NBCUniversal invested $200 million in Vox Media.

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Google Builds Tech Start-up Culture in Gaza

TechCrunch reports that Google is working in the Gaza Strip–a 6.8-mile-by-32-mile territory controlled by terrorists–to develop a local tech start-up culture in one of the world’s most challenging business environments.

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