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A 33-year-old identity thief was sentenced to three years in prison by the US District Court in Seattle after stealing $500,000 from credit cards to buy bitcoin, a diamond-encrusted bitcoin pendant, and a $34,000 Rolex.
Thirty-three people were investigated in South Korea for engaging in illicit crypto transactions worth $1.48 billion.
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Out of an abundance of caution, thirty-three Navy sailors on the USS Michigan at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard were hospitalized yesterday (Monday July 12, 2021) after possible exposure to exhaust from the vessel’s engine. Only two sailors reported mild respiratory symptoms.
Farmers in the northern US Plains region will harvest the smallest spring wheat crop in 33 years after a severe drought, according to the US Department of Agriculture. This spring wheat accounts for a quarter of total US wheat production, meaning higher prices and shortages.
A Sinaloa Cartel ‘ringleader’ was sentenced to 33 years in federal prison for extensive fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine trafficking in Virginia, North Carolina, and California. He was ordered to pay $4.2 million and forfeit his house.
And if you haven’t noticed,oil prices are at a 33-month high and 33 people were injured by Chicago gunfire this weekend, which killed 13.
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33 new cases in Sedgwick County (Kansas), Vancouver, Vermont
33 people fined in Lancashire for gathering under Tier 3 restrictions.
Missouri Governor Mike Parson saysfederal door-to-door vaccination campaign is NOT welcome in the Show-Me State.
A writer at The Hill actuallyblames the scamdemic for an increase in drownings across the States because kids were not able to be taught how to swim.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, and Senator Cory Booker are holding a press conference tomorrow (Wednesday, July 14, 2021) to unveil a preliminary version of a bill being referred to by journalists as the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act . It is expected to remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act, impose a federal tax on the herb and bring about restorative justice to communities affected by the War on Drugs while allowing states largely in control of how to approach legalization.
Last week, the Cannabis Freedom Alliance backed by Charles Koch, Snoop Dogg, and Weldon Angelos (as previously discussed on Bowl After Bowl Episode 76: Thanks Your Old Pass) released a white paper urging removal of cannabis from the Schedule I classification under the Controlled Substances Act.
Last Wednesday (July 7, 2021) the Nevada State Athletic Commission joined the Florida State Boxing Commission after voting to no longer discipline fighters for using cannabis. Unlike Florida, however, the NSAC – which regulates all unarmed combat including boxing, kickboxing, and MMA – will still test for marijuana to collect data over the next six months. The new policy begins tomorrow and is not retroactive.
The Cannabis Control Division of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Departmentmore than doubled the maximum number of plants growers can produce, boosting the cap from 4,500 plants to 10,000 in response to concerns about supply shortage among medical patients when recreational purchases being in early 2022.
Solar Therapeutics is being sued for copyright infringement, false advertising, and misappropriation of Sacha Baron Cohen’s right of publicity after using a picture of Borat giving the thumbs up on a Massachusetts interstate billboard while exclaiming, “It’s Nice!” Cohen’s attorney claims he has never used cannabis in his life, creating Ali G to mock stoner culture, and would never participate in any corporate brand deal because it would undermine his credibility as an actor and social activist. The billboard was taken down after the brand received a cease-and-desist letter but Cohen is still seeking statutory damages, actual damages, punitive damages, and disgorgement of profits attributable to the billboard.
88,000 cases have been vacated or dismissed following the decriminalization of marijuana in New Jersey. These are the first of 360,000 cases identified by the courts to be automatically expunged under the law which became effective on July 1, 2021. Warrants for failure to appear are also being rescinded as well as related probation or pretrial monitoring.
There wasa huge raid in Los Angeles this past week worth $1.19 billion linked to the cartels that resulted in 22 felony arrests, 109 misdemeanor arrests, and 19 arrests from water theft enforcement teams. 200 locations were served with search warrants and law enforcement seized 375,000 plants, 33,480 pounds of nug, 65 vehicles, 180 animals, and $28,000.
Grower-to-bowl sales will begin in California, bypassing dispensaries. States with home delivery will likely join in as it allows customers to peruse a grower’s full catalog and helps the grower test new products while gathering consumer trend data.
A lawsuit over spam text messages between two consumers and Eaze reached a settlement. It’s the second lawsuit of this type that Eaze has faced. The first suit was filed in 2018 and sent to arbitration. This one was pending on a Supreme Court case regarding Facebook and auto-dialing telephone systems, where it was unanimously ruled that random or sequential number generators must be used. One plaintiff signed up for texts from Eaze while the other received messages becuase of a third-party error.
In Oklahoma, Senator Jim Inhofe has requested $4 million in federal funds to create a Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs sponsored by the Department of Justice to work with sheriffs’ departments and combat the black market.
Missouri Governor Mike Parson vetoed legislation last Friday (July 9, 2021) which would have allowed medical marijuana companies to deduct business expenses on their taxes, saying the decision came down to a section lawmakers included in the bill which would have provided tax relief to businesses impacted by city-or county-wide public health restrictions.
KCTV5 News featured America’s Hemp Academy in De Soto, Kansas which briefly discussed hemp crete and hemp flour, a great source of protein.
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Two McDonald’s employees in Maine are facing drug charges after a customer found Suboxone, prescription medication to treat opioid addiction, inside her son’s Happy Meal. Police say one employee sold the drugs to the other who unknowingly dropped them into the kid’s meal after falling out of his shirt pocket.
52 employees were fired from Facebook for abusing their access to the social network’s user data to obtain location information on women they were romantically interested in.
A lawsuit filed yesterday (Monday, July 12, 2021) in California seeks potential class-action damages from Dow Chemical and its successor company, Corteva Inc., over chlorpyrifos, a widely used bug killer linked to brain damage in children. It is currently approved fro use on more than 80 crops and homes in four counties have measurable levels that are unlikely to go away on its own after 61 million pounds were applied between 1974 and 2017.
Minnesota officials are asking residents not to dump their pet fish into ponds or lakes after 10 fish measuring more than a foot long were discovered during a survey. The largest was an 18-inch-long goldfish weighing four pounds.
A drama department lecturer at Catholic University found Judy Garland’s dress from The Wizard of Oz in a box atop some mail slots near his desk. it was gifted to the school 50 years ago by actress Mercedes McCambridge who was the university drama department’s artist-in-residence. It has been examined by a Smithsonian entertainment curator and verified to be authentic.
Yesterday (Monday, July 12, 2021), a realistic 3D billboard display of a calico cat officially launched in Tokyo, shown between commercials from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. on a 1,664-square-foot curved LED screen where it startles awake in the morning, stands up and meows throughout the day, and lies down to fall asleep with its head resting upon its paws at night,.
Italian police disguised as priests catch criminals disguised as cardinals who scammed people out of at least 1.7 million Euros by offering large loans backed by the Vatican bank.
A British soldier training in California crashed through the roof of a house after his parachute failed to deploy and survived with only moderate injuries.
Brooklyn-based ice cream maker Van Leeuwen and Kraft Heinz announced last Tokin’ Tuesday (July 6, 2021) that it will be releasing a limited-edition mac n’ cheese flavored ice cream to celebrate National Macaroni & Cheese Day, which is tomorrow (Wednesday, July 14, 2021).
Andrews Women’s Hospital at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas experienced a baby boom, breaking its high-volume stretches of births record by delivering 107 babies in 91 hours between June 24 to June 28. Their previous record was 48 births in 41 hours.
Two businessmen are resurrecting Noble County, Indiana’s only bowling alley, 10 Pinz Pizza & Arcade of Kendallville, which closed for good in March 2021. On top of 12 lanes, they’ll be adding five hatchet-throwing courts.
A 33-year-old man in Norton Shores, Michigan demolishing the back steps of his house uncovered 160 bowling balls made in the 1950s and says there’s still more left. Unfortunately, the balls all have spiral grooves cut into them. There used to be a Brunswick bowling ball plant in Muskegon and, according to former employees, workers used to take scrapped bowling balls to use as a cheaper alternative to gravel or sand.