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Submitted by SternisheFan
SternisheFan (2529412) writes "The attorneys general of Nebraska and Oklahoma sued Colorado in the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday, arguing state-legalized marijuana from Colorado is improperly spilling across state lines.

The suit invokes the federal government's right to regulate both drugs and interstate commerce, and says Colorado's decision to legalize marijuana has been "particularly burdensome" to police agencies on the other side of the state line.

In June, USA TODAY highlighted the flow of marijuana from Colorado into small towns across Nebraska: felony drug arrests in Chappell, Neb., just 7 miles north of the Colorado border have skyrocketed 400% in three years.

"In passing and enforcing Amendment 64, the state of Colorado has created a dangerous gap in the federal drug control system enacted by the United States Congress. Marijuana flows from this gap into neighboring states, undermining plaintiff states' own marijuana bans, draining their treasuries, and placing stress on their criminal justice systems," says the lawsuit. "The Constitution and the federal anti-drug laws do not permit the development of a patchwork of state and local pro-drug policies and licensed distribution schemes throughout the country which conflict with federal laws.""

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Comment: Re:It's time (Score 1) 153

by phantomfive (#48631075) Attached to: Marissa Mayer's Reinvention of Yahoo! Stumbles

No offense to AOL, I don't even know that they do anymore I just know public perception

You don't know, but unless you have ad-block you probably have some of their cookies in your browser.

AOL had a ton of cash (still gets something like $50 million from dialup) after people switched to broadband, so the turned into a kind of venture capital, and bought a bunch of companies. Now they own leading 'web properties,' like Huffington Post and Tech Crunch.

AOL is producing a lot of 'high quality' content and can monetize it, whereas Yahoo is lacking in content, but has plenty of users. That is the thinking behind the activist investors who want to join the two together.

Other than a few activist investors, no one in either company wants to join together, as far as I can tell. The CEO of AOL says, "We've already been through one really bad merger, we don't want to do it again."

Comment: Re:"Could", (Score 1) 386

by phantomfive (#48630115) Attached to: The Shale Boom Won't Stop Climate Change; It Could Make It Worse

He's made bad predictions (and also some frighteningly accurate ones)....Certainly it does not match his published literature from the time

You are right, the predictions that matter are the ones that are published.

And in those, he is pathetically wrong. Anyone can draw a trend line that extrapolates from present. Not as many people can program a super-computer to predict the future.

So far no one has been able to predict the future climate accurately, including Mr Hansen.

Comment: Re:Always (Score 3, Interesting) 115

Indeed, it's easy to think of situations where the opposite is true, where the noise is simpler in the 'effect' than in the 'cause,' because there is some attenuation factor in between that reduces the noise. That's more or less what a damper or shock absorber is designed to do. And a low pass filter in audio does the same thing.

Now you might say, "obviously a low-pass filter is in the way, and that's causing the difference" but that gets back to your point, where it's easy to figure out when you already know the system, but if you don't, then it's not so easy.

Building translators is good clean fun. -- T. Cheatham