Afghanistan Women’s Rights Abuses Prevail Despite New Law, U.N. Says


KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan women are frequent victims of abuse, despite some success by authorities in prosecuting rape cases, forced marriages and domestic violence under a 3-year-old law, according to a report issued Tuesday by the United Nations.

The report came out a day after gunmen shot and killed the head of the women’s affairs department for eastern Laghman province.  [READ MORE...]


Hairy Monkey Store Hilo, Hawaii Grand Re-Opening December 15

Hairy Monkey Store gets Bigger and Better
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(When you are on the Big Island of Hawaii this is a MUST VISIT STORE)
When the doors of Hairy Monkey Books closed earlier this year after only two years in business, those who supported the engaging and diverse shop knew it was only a matter of time until a new location was secured and the doors were reopened.  [READ MORE...]

Help Protect Marijuana Legalization

Even as the drug policy reform movement celebrates our historic victories legalizing marijuana in Colorado and Washington, we still have to ensure that the states can implement their laws without federal interference.

Several U.S. representatives from Colorado recently introduced a bipartisan bill to help protect our victories by giving the states room to implement the new laws.

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$3.4B Indian lawsuit ends, disbursements to begin



HELENA, Mont. (AP) — After nearly 17 years of courtroom arguments, congressional negotiations and Indian Country bickering, hundreds of thousands of Native Americans could see the first payments of a $3.4 billion U.S. government settlement by the end of the year, plaintiffs’ attorneys said Monday.  [READ MORE...]


Roseanne Barr Joins Slew of ‘Portlandia’ Season 3 Guests

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Rose Byrne, Juliette Lewis and Bill Hader are also among those heading to the IFC series when it returns in January.


Ahead of the series Jan. 4 premiere (and the Dec. 14 holiday special), the IFC comedy has announced more than a dozen guest stars who will be dropping by the third season.  [READ MORE...]


Heading to Vegas in 2013

Heading to Vegas in 2013!  [READ MORE...]


My Speech at Oaksterdam

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Roseanne’s appearance was threefold: She pushed for total legalization of the marijuana plant as well as donations and voters for her newly adopted political party (a push to be a Green Party candidate didn’t go so well).

“Marijuana should be totally legal,” she said.

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