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Jamaica Advances On Pot Decriminalization, Rastas Light Up Without Fear

Bunny Wailer

From the ghettos of Kingston to the tops of the famed Blue Mountains, and all of the swamps, fields, and beaches in between, tens of thousands of “Rastas” — members of Jamaica’s Rastafari Momvement, also called “Rastafarians” — light up on pot while keeping an eye over their shoulder for the police. Soon, those days… Read more »

San Diego Cab Drivers Are Routinely Tested For Body Odor Too

San Diego Taxi Drivers Asked To Take Body Odor Test

Cab drivers across the world are routinely accused of driving harshly or using foul language. However, San Diego Regional Airport Authority goes a step ahead and ensures that they maintain good hygiene too. Body odor is part of 52 prerequisites that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Cabbies have long… Read more »

Scottish Independence Polling Causes Queen Elizabeth To Have ‘Fear’


The latest poll numbers showing a vote for Scottish independence from the United Kingdom at a margin that is too close to call is apparently causing angst among senior British government officials and Queen Elizabeth herself, according to reports from The Wall Street Journal and RT. The latest polling has 51 percent support for the… Read more »

American’s Trial In North Korea Set For September 14


An American detained in North Korea is set to go to trial on September 14, according to a report by CNN. Matthew Todd Miller is the American being held in North Korea and, according to the CNN report, he was detained after allegedly destroying his visa and seeking asylum in the communist nation. In a… Read more »

Henry Kissinger: ISIS Should Have Been Bombed ‘Hard’ By U.S.

isis needs to be bombed hard says kissinger

Henry Kissinger says that ISIS (or the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) should have been bombed “hard” by the United States already. The former Secretary of State during the administration of President Richard Nixon has made the statement on at least two different occasions in recent days, most recently during a televised appearance on… Read more »

What Is Teachers Day, And Why Is It Celebrated On September 5th?

Teacher's Day India

September 5th marks a special day in India. According to The Times of India, it is Teacher’s Day, or what the denizens of India refer to in Hindi as Shikshak Diwas. Teacher’s Day is designed to shower praise on the many teachers in India who strive diligently every single day to educate the nation’s youths…. Read more »

American Detainees In North Korea Plead For Help From U.S. [Video]

American Detainees

North Korea allowed foreign media access to three American detainees on Monday. Monitored by North Korean officials as each detainee spoke individually, all three men asked for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom. Kenneth Bae, 46, is a Christian missionary who has been detained the longest of the three. He… Read more »

Is Pope A Target Of The ISIS? The Vatican Firmly Doesn’t Believe So

Pope Francis May Be A At Risk From The ISIS, But The Vatican Isn't Concerned

Pope Francis is believed to be one of the top terror targets for the ISIS. Following the reports, Italy and the Vatican have beefed up the security of his holiness. However, these threats are being downplayed by the Vatican, and there are some interesting justifications to the same. Pope Francis is against any kind of… Read more »

We’ve Been Warned: Saudi King Says ISIS Could Attack U.S. In 2 Months

(FILES) A picture taken on December 30,

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud warned the world that the terrorist organization ISIS must be dealt with soon or the Western world will be attacked. The King said in a statement to newly appointed ambassadors and carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA), “”I ask you to convey this message to your leaders…… Read more »

Boko Haram Beheads 6-Year-Old Christian Boy

Boko Haram Orders Beheading Of Christian Boy

Boko Haram has beheaded a 6-year-old boy simply for being a Christian. According to new reports from Christian Today and several other websites, the child was killed on June 1, but news of the attack didn’t make it global until this week. The attack reportedly occurred in Attagara, Gwoza district, Borno State, which is known… Read more »

Russia Invades Ukraine To Aid Pro-Russian Separatists

Russian Invasion Ukraine 2014

Multiple news outlets report that 1,000 Russian troops (in the form of “two columns of tanks and military vehicles”) have poured into southeastern Ukraine in what can be best be described as an invasion. According to the Boston Globe, this invasion comes only hours after Russia fired Grad missiles at a Ukrainian border post, forcing… Read more »

Why Did ISIS Change Its Name To The Islamic State (IS)?

ISIS 5 Year Islamic State Plan 2

Back in June, Inquisitr explained how the proper name for the brutal Sunni insurgent group terrorizing Iraq and Syria is ISIS, not ISIL. Since then, this sordid team of terrorists has decided to change its name once again (it was previously known as Al-Qaeda in Iraq) to just the Islamic State, or IS. Why Did… Read more »