Apple Ends Prohibition of Weed Apps in Their App Store

http://the420times.com

The weed app in question was originally offered through the App Store back in 2013, but Apple made the decision to yank the app from their list of offerings last month due to divergences with the company’s guidelines outlawing “apps that encourage excessive consumption of alcohol or illegal substances.”

American ISIS: The Domestic Terrorist Fallout of the Iraq War

http://www.vice.com/read/american-isis-the-domestic-terrorist-fallout-of-the-iraq-war-213

Many Americans wondered how this white supremacist could have survived in the military for so long; surely something must have gone wrong…

Page was no army private either—he was assigned to the esteemed psychological operations (“psyops”) branch…

Fogarty had in fact signed up to the US army, complete with racist tattoos, in 1997, around the same time Page was denied reenlistment for alcoholism (not neo-Nazism)…

But further vindicating Belew’s piece just a month later was news that recruitment fliers imploring soldiers to fight for a “white nation” in the coming race war had been discovered on Fort Carson in Colorado. “Ever wonder if you are fighting for the right side?” the flier asks, urging the soldiers to help “secure the existence of our people and a future for White children.”

NM Ban the Box Bill To Help People With Felony Drug History Find Work

http://www.hightimes.com/read/new-mexico-ban-box-bill-help-people-felony-drug-history-find-work

If the bill becomes law, New Mexico will join six other states, including Hawaii, Kansas, and New York, which have effectively passed measures to ban the criminal conviction box in the private sector. It is a move that would greatly benefit individuals who were convicted of a felony in their younger years, and continue to be haunted by the toll of its reverberations…

Under comments:

Duende Brooks · Top Commenter · My City
The thing about it though, with all these background checking sites, the company can still check your background and fabricate a reason to not hire you.

APD officer arrested on child abuse charges

http://krqe.com/2015/02/14/apd-officer-arrested-on-child-abuse-charges/

The boy told police his stepdad, Skyler McClaskey, slapped him after he pinched his younger sister. Police say McClaskey flipped the boy onto his stomach, placed his knee on the 12-year-old’s back and struck him again and again.

According to a criminal complaint, the middle schooler tried to escape McClaskey, but he tripped over a dog. Police say the cop held the boy down again and continued to hit him for several minutes. Jodi McClaskey is accused of then grabbing him by his hair and attempting to slap him…

Making the Internet’s Onion More Appetizing

Facebook and other big companies are moving onto TOR

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-13/gentrifying-tor-facebook-other-big-companies-move-in

While Firefox and other browsers already have privacy features, such as the “Incognito” option on Google’s Chrome, those settings typically do little more than delete passwords and cookies while continuing to give advertisers access to user data…