New flash: Heavy Marijuana Use Damages Brain; Obamazoning; Obamacare Tanking. Feds Give Cops Right to Take your Stuff. Helena’s News Roundup

Obamacare failuresAbout Obama’s Receding Tide of War…

“..Obama opined that if you look at the big picture, there’s not much to worry about: “America’s got the best cards. We have the most powerful military. “That’s true, but it’s not a product of Obama’s leadership. America’s greatness is the incredible legacy of many generations of work and sacrifice under a system of capitalism and freedom, and of leaders willing to stand up for this country. It takes a lot of effort to run that down, but that’s what Obama has been doing, with the terrible deals, the fading red lines,.. the insults to allies and the courting of enemies… the nations now defying, threatening America.. collectively keep pushing the envelope, and finding no serious resistance. There is every sign that they are learning from each other.. and in some disturbing matters willing to work together. This is how wars start.”

Turning American Law Upside Down for the Transgendered

“Our nation’s commitment to free speech and religious liberty was already under threat. But it took men wanting to use women’s bathrooms and vice versa for the Left to truly show its hand, plainly and unequivocally declaring that America’s legal traditions should be set ablaze.Yesterday, the Commission on Civil Rights published a “Statement Condemning Recent State Laws and Pending Proposals Targeting the LGBT Community” .. what follows is perhaps the clearest statement of radical legal philosophy. It would render religious liberty permanently subordinate to the interests and demands of LGBT activists:..Religious exemptions based upon classifications such as race, color,sex,.. sexual orientation, and gender identity.. significantly infringe upon these civil rights.”

Sheriff: Without Secure Border Every County Will Be ‘A Border County’

Wow! Must Read!”In testimony a Md sheriff said amnesty for minors has led to increased gang crime and warned that without a secure border every county will be a “border county.”“Open borders, reckless sanctuary policies, and failure to enforce our immigration laws have greatly impacted public safety and national security throughout this country. Every day, more Americans are becoming victims of senseless crimes,. many are transnational gang members,” said Sheriff Jenkins…Jenkins said that his cooperation with ICE through the DHS’s 287(g) has helped rid his county of many illegal aliens.“We have very effectively built a wall around Frederick Co, given the fact that most surrounding jurisdictions do nothing or very little to cooperate with ICE,” Jenkins testified before the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Sec.”

Want to win in November? Save voters from Obamazoning. – NetRight Daily

Must Read!”Whether you are a presidential candidate or someone seeking an office at the local level, there is an issue that resonates with people across the nation, a HUD regulatory overreach destroys local control of zoning laws. Obama’s Fair Housing regulation conditions more than $3 billion of community block grants on redrawing maps to override local zoning laws using the warped logic that lack of racial and income diversity is proof in itself of racial discrimination.Suburban voters work very hard to maintain their standard of living, and choose to avoid the dysfunction that is pervasive in liberal-ran urban centers. To arbitrarily export inner city residents to newly constructed government housing built against those communities’ wills violates a sense of fair play, as residents worked hard to form communities without the crime and decay found in the city.”.

Miami Herald Calls for Repeal of Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966

“The Miami Herald has sided with Sen. Rubio, and shamed the Senate for its refusal to repeal the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966.
“Give Sen. Rubio an A for effort on this one,” reads the editorial. “Give the Senate an F.”The Cuban Adjustment Act was enacted under Pres. Johnson and created what essentially became a separate immigration policy for Cuban migrants coming to the country.Cuban immigrants can adjust their immigration status to permanent resident after just a year under the act.The Miami Herald editorial acknowledges persecution in Cuba still exists but points to time and changing immigration policy as a consideration in keeping the policy around in 2016…Rubio has spoken out on the Act, which he says has become heavily abused in recent years since Cubans are eligible for welfare benefits shortly after arriving in the country.”

Homeschooling: From Worst to First

“Homeschooling, once considered by academia the best way to make sure a child couldn’t get into college, has grown in student number and stature, as more and more parents look for an alternative to enrolling their children in failing government schools. According to the most recent data.. the number of K–12 children educated at home increased from 1.09 million in 2003 to 1.77 million in 2012. That means they make up 3.4% of the nation’s school pop.The homeschooling organization HSLDA says college admissions personnel who used to view homeschooled applicants with skepticism are now scrambling to recruit and enroll students who collectively score better on the SAT than their peers…Jarratt, at The Heartland Institute, which publishes School Reform News, says home education generally prepares children for college better than government schools do.”

Heavy Marijuana Use Has Same Effect On Dopamine System Like Cocaine, Heroin

“A recent study has proven that heavy use of cannabis can lead to a compromised dopamine system. Decreased release was found in the striatum, which is the part of the brain that helps in paying attention and memory…cocaine and heroin have a major effect on the dopamine release in the brain. Unfortunately marijuana has been widely accepted in many parts of the world especially among the youth. Abi-Dargham, M.D., of Columbia Med Ctr, said that it’s important to look into this issue because of widespread use especially among youngsters.Decrease in an individual’s dopamine level can result in addiction. Deficient dopamine release can also result to Parkinson’s disease..Heavy use of marijuana can change one’s learning ability and behavior.”

new obama policy creates classroom mayhem |

Must Read!! More violence coming to schools thanks to Obama! “The most dangerous places in St. Paul these days.. are its public schools.At high schools, police have been called to quell riots involving dozens of students… “Classroom invasions” by students settling private scores have become a fact of life. At elem schools out-of-control kids overturn chairs and attack their classmates…The transformation dates from 2011, when superintendent Silva launched her “Strong Schools, Strong Communities” initiative. The plan sought to engineer a dramatic reduction in the suspension rate for black students ..Silva’s “Strong Schools” initiative was ..a top priority of the Obama,s DOE. Equity in this context does not mean fairness, but racial parity in school discipline rates, regardless of students’ actual conduct.”

Inside Panama Papers: Multiple Clinton connections

Clinton Cash!! Oh the smell!!”Hillary recently blasted the hidden financial dealings exposed in the Panama Papers, but she and her husband have multiple connections with people who have used the besieged law firm Mossack Fonseca to establish offshore entities.Among them are Gabrielle Fialkoff, finance director for Hillary Clinton’s first campaign for the U.S. Senate; Frank Giustra, a Canadian mining magnate who has traveled the globe with Bill Clinton; the Chagoury family, which pledged $1 billion in projects to the Clinton Global Initiative; and Chinese billionaire Ng Lap Seng, who was at the center of a Democratic fund-raising scandal when Bill was president. Also using the Panamanian law firm was the company founded by the late billionaire investor Marc Rich, an international fugitive when Bill pardoned him in the final hours of his presidency.”

Scott Signs School Choice, Education Bills Into Law

“Gov. Scott’s put his lawmaking pen to work signing 20 bills into law, five of which honed in on education in FL.. The bill, which received generally positive support in both the House and Senate, will have many different effects on FL’s education system.One of the key features of the bill allows parents to send their children to any school in the state as long as it has room. The transfer process would require school districts to post which schools have space for transfer students on their website and would let parents cross school district and county lines to have their child attend a different school.The “transfer anywhere” provision would begin in the 2017-2018 school year. ”

This study 40 years ago could have reshaped the American diet. But it was never fully published.

Better late by 40 years, then never!!”It was one of the largest, most rigorous experiments ever conducted on an important diet question: How do fatty foods affect our health? Yet it took more than 40 years — that is, until today — for a clear picture of the results to reach the public.The fuller results appear tonight in BMJ, a medical journal, featuring some never-before-published data. Collectively, the fuller results undermine the conventional wisdom regarding dietary fat that has persisted for decades and is currently enshrined in influential publications such as the U.S. government’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans. And the long-belated story of the Minnesota Coronary Experiment suggests just how difficult it can be for new evidence to see the light of day when it contradicts widely held theories.”

Hillsborough’s single-gender schools growing in popularity

Great success!!”The Hillsborough Co School District.. has established male and female preparatory programs in 2 Tampa middle schools in 2011, and enrollments at each are expected to balloon from about 500 this school year to about 600 next school year.This school year, more than 2,400 students enrolled in the Girls Prep Academy at Ferrell Middle Magnet School, the Boys Prep Academy at Franklin Middle Magnet School and 88 additional single-gender classrooms throughout the district — about 1% of the entire student pop. Ferrell Middle saw its school grades shoot from a C in 2012 to an A in 2013 and has been an A school ever since. The Boys Prep Academy at Franklin Middle went from a D school in 2012 to a B school in 2013, an A in 2014, and a B in 2015. Both schools enroll a high number of minority students — 74% at Franklin and 81%at Ferrell…”

Insurers warn losses from ObamaCare are unsustainable

“Health insurance companies are amplifying their warnings about the financial sustainability of the ObamaCare marketplaces as they seek approval for premium increases next year.Insurers say they are losing money on their ObamaCare plans at a rapid rate, and some have begun to talk about dropping out of the marketplaces altogether.“Something has to give,” said Levitt, an expert on the health law at the Kaiser Family Foundation. “Either insurers will drop out or insurers will raise premiums.”While analysts expect the market to stabilize once premiums rise and more young, healthy people sign up, some observers have not ruled out the possibility of a collapse of the market, known in insurance parlance as a “death spiral.” In the short term, there is a growing likelihood that insurers will push for substantial premium increases, creating a political problem for Democrats in an election year.”

United States V. Texas: The Most Important Constitutional Case The Supreme Court Will Decide This Year

“On April 18, the US. Supreme Court will hear arguments in US v. Texas. The Obama administration is seeking to have the high court lift a lower court’s injunction preventing 2 programs that would grant de facto amnesty and work authorization to about 4.7 million illegal aliens (approx 40% of the estimated illegal alien pop) from going into effect.The 2 programs, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans  and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, were announced by Obama in Nov 2014.. In announcing these programs, the administration asserted broad discretionary authority to not just refrain from enforcing immigration laws against entire classes of violators, but also to grant them permission to live and work in the U.S., despite clear statutory prohibitions against both.”

Obama just gave cops the OK to simply take your stuff

“When AG Lynch decided late last year that the Justice Dept would end the federal civil-asset forfeiture prog, criminal-justice reform advocates proclaimed it a “signifcant deal.But last month the Obama admin reversed itself and reinstated the Asset Forfeiture Fund’s Orwellian “equitable sharing” program.That’s a shame, particularly when the only supporters of the policy are the law-enforcement agencies that directly benefit from it. Indeed, the federal program’s combined annual revenue has grown more than 1,000% in the last 15 years, filling the coffers of federal, state and local police departments…Of course, the Justice Dept made clear by reinstating the program that the only way to end fed asset forfeiture would be the same way it was brought into the world — federal law.”