I kid you not.
The restaurant you see is in my building. I had gone into the restaurant for a cup of coffee. I backed up, and guess who it was, Jake.
"Jake, I'm so glad I ran into you, 'literally' I had wanted to talk to you."
"oh Yeah, what's that?"
"well, I run a foundation for children, and I had hoped to share with you my plans to fight abuse/violence and bullying that our kids are having to face."
"Wow, that's really great of you."
"Thanks, but I'd like to send you some information to your agent and publicist."
"Well, I'm just sitting down for lunch with my parents, why don't you join us."
"I'd love to."
Imagine, lunch with the Gyllenhaals!
Many of you want to know where I hang my hat. This is where you will find me.
This is my neighborhood, and building in fact.
On any given day, I'd walk out my door and boom...
FACE to FACE with the best of the best..
I've never imposed, and all have been wonderful.
One New Years Day, I had just flown in from Barcelona, and Hilary was the first to wish me a Happy New Year, and my man Calvin was the second.
In the neighborhood, my protocol is to wait until they get to know you and are familiar. Then along down the road, humanity can set in and these people become actual real people.
WHY do I believe I can build a $35,000,000 dollar children's center? Because, I believe in humanity.
I believe in humanity.
Florida Group Suggests Medical Marijuana Will Lead To Date Rape By Pot CookieThe Huffington Post |
By Janie Campbell.
Posted: 08/18/2014 12:39 pm EDT Updated: 08/18/2014 12:59 pm EDT
There's been a lot of chatter about Florida's upcoming vote on medical marijuana legalization bill, Amendment 2.
But No On 2, a campaign partially funded by Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, is taking the talk in a new, low direction: suggesting that legalizing marijuana used for people with seizure disorders and diseases would lead to date rape by pot cookie.
Post by No On 2.
"Will the new face of 'date rape' look like a cookie?" the ad asks, showing a man and woman facing a picnic table holding a plate of chocolate chip cookies. A large, white arrow points to the man's back pocket, where lurks, through Photoshop, a packet labeled "Marijuana Cookies."
The ad received a hefty amount of ridicule on both Facebook and Twitter. "I don't think they understand how pot works," read one response.
“I absolutely thought it was fake. I thought it was a joke,” Florida state Sen. Jeff Clemens (D-Lake Worth) told WPTV.
“I think any woman should find that offensive to somehow suggest that if you use medical marijuana to deal with a health issue that you’re trying to deal with that somehow that’s going to make you more susceptible to rape," he added. "It’s really beyond the pale.”
"I think it's just extraordinarily insensitive to everybody," said Ben Pollara, the campaign manager for United For Care, the group behind Amendment 2. "I was dumbfounded when I saw it."
"The only thing that's offensive is Amendment 2," countered No On 2 spokesman Javi Correoso in an interview with news channel WPBF.
As for the claim itself? According to Dr. Jorge Bordenave, a cardiologist at South Miami's Larkin Community Hospital who supports medical marijuana, the date rape suggestion is unfounded.
"Right now, as we know, you can get pot anywhere, on the corners, kids get pot,” Bordenave told NBCMiami. "There has been no incidents of date rape with the pot [young people] are smoking currently. So what they are saying is trying to scare the people; trying to lie to the people."
Amendment 2 would legalize marijuana use for those prescribed it by a doctor to treat a "debilitating medical condition," which the measure defines as the likes of cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis, among others.
The amendment would not authorize recreational use, possession or the production of marijuana. However, that hasn't stopped opponents from suggesting otherwise.
"Let's keep our children safe," reads another No On 2 Facebook post, while another claims lollipops with THC -- the compound in cannibis that produces a high -- will be available "everywhere. (Just imagine the danger this will be for small children.)"
The anti-medical marijuana group Drug Free Florida Committee, which funds No On 2, is run by Carlton Turner, the Reagan-era director of drug abuse policy who has claimed marijuana leads to homosexuality and AIDS, the Broward/Palm Beach New Times reports.
A poll last month showed a whopping 88 percent of Floridians support medical marijuana, suggesting Amendment 2 may get the required 60 percent of the vote necessary to pass in November.
California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom at the 2014 California State Democratic convention
“But for almost 20 years now, we’ve sat back admiring our accomplishment while the world, the nation, and states like Colorado and Washington have passed us by. It’s time to legalize, it’s time to tax, it’s time to regulate marijuana for adults in California."
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Sir, a single mother made the sad choice of feeding her babies or let insurance lapse. She was told of the policy was paid in flu it would be retroactive.
12:00 pm a call was made giving the account information. Within an hour of receiving the information a call was made to become up to date, and to restore coverage. It asked for a specific amount. That amount was paid. However, automation was not concurrent with policy agent- which demanded full payment.
Payment was not accepted, however records were saved and proof of call is/was established.
Checking the accounts at roughly 8:00pm, said single mother realized that the payment was not taken out of her account. She called and was told it could take up to 24hours. She then spoke to another agent and paid the entire amount after learning that what automated was not in fact accurate.
Entire payment was made and accepted at 9:00 pm. There was an accident at 11:00, with insurance in place PROGRESSIVE haggled, and in the end denied a $6000.00 claim. Mother is being sued by the individual whom hit her.
Police also said it was the fault of the victim, because they had the better/ a nice car.
PROGRESSIVE, Flo would not be happy.