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About At Random

I am (Ms.) Jay White Feather, a lifelong New York City resident, born and raised on the mean streets of Manhattan back in the day. I am of Native American heritage -- a native New Yorker who grew up back when it meant something to be a New Yorker. And to me, it still does mean something.

Lauren Bacall Has Died At Age 89

LAUREN BACALL Actress Lauren Bacall passed away yesterday at the age of 89 in her hometown of New York City. The word “Legend” is tossed around these days until the point that it’s become meaningless. But Bacall was a bona … Continue reading

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News Bag

LEGAL MARIJUANA There will be a cannabis industry expo in October 2014 in Denver, CO: “The Indo Expo Trade Show looks to assist in building relationships between wholesalers,retailers, and the public. This show will provide a safe business environment as well … Continue reading

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News: Obama Lawsuit, Minimum Wage, UAW

HOUSE LAWSUIT AGAINST OBAMA Speaker of the House John Boehner initiates lawsuit against Pres. Obama: “Here’s the complete text of the letter Speaker John A. Boehner sent Wednesday to House members, regarding his decision to initiate a lawsuit on behalf of … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Decisions

               SUPREME COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF HOBBY LOBBY AGAINST OBAMACARE Supreme Court rules against Obamacare contraception mandate: “A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday ruled that “closely held” for-profit corporations cannot be forced to abide … Continue reading

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News: Food Stamps, Labor Unions, Gay Rights

FOOD STAMPS Congress passes $8.7 billion food stamp cut: “It’s official: 850,000 households across the country are set to lose an average of $90 per month in food stamp benefits. “The Senate on Tuesday voted 68-32 to send the 2014 Farm … Continue reading

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Legal Marijuana In the U.S.

Here is a brief look at what has happened so far this year since two states in the U.S. — Washington and Colorado — legalized the sale and regulation of marijuana. ***** World’s first state-licensed marijuana retailers open doors in … Continue reading

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News Mix

RIGHT-WING GROUPS Social Conservatives make big money plans: “On a recent snowy day in the Washington suburb of Tysons Corner in Northern Virginia, some of the religious right’s wealthiest backers and top operatives gathered at the Ritz-Carlton to plot their entry … Continue reading

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News: Marijuana Policy, Jobs and Unemployment

MARIJUANA POLICY 2013: The Year In Review – NORML’s Top 10 Events That Shaped Marijuana Policy: #1 Public Support For Legalizing Marijuana Hits Historic Highs: An unprecedented 58 percent of Americans believe that marijuana ought to be “made legal” for adult … Continue reading

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GUN RIGHTS Gun advocates upset over NFL’s rejection of assault rifle ad: “A year after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, America’s gun nuts are in a major tizzy over what may be the biggest and most unlikely victory for sane … Continue reading

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LETICIA VAN DE PUTTE RUNS FOR TEXAS LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Van de Putte joins race for Lt. Governor: “Long rumored to be a contender, state Sen. Leticia Van De Putte has now made it official: She is running for lieutenant governor. “I … Continue reading

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