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Implications of Making CBD Federally Legal in the U.S.

Last December, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 passed, federally legalizing hemp-derived CBD in the U.S. The new law now considers hemp a crop that will be managed under the Department of Agriculture, rather than an illegal substance needing to be managed by the Justice Department. Although marijuana is still illegal, this opens the door […]

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Government

Love or Fear – A Sunday Musing

A myth is a story created by humans. Every ‘culture of humans’ has its own explanation of what this majestic universe means. The stories give us meaning or purpose for this crazy existence with all the surrounding chaos. Many different cultures mean many different stories. Are they all correct? Some of them? None of them? […]

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Government

Nora Powell Pranks Democrats

Even FBI investigations and arrests don’t stop the local democratic machine from playing games with their community–mainly their voters and some candidates. This go around was engineered by Mike White, Phil Nichols and Nora Powell. Due to the arrest of Phil Nichol’s son, and possibly other arrests emanating from the local 214 democratic party machine, […]

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Government

4 Apps for a Less-Stressful 2019

Life can be stressful. Luckily, there’s an app for that. Whether you want to get better about managing your finances or pick up a healthy habit like meditation, these apps can take the stress out of 2019. Todoist If your to-do list keeps getting longer and longer, opt for a smarter way to manage your […]

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Government

Muncie City Election 2019

By: Todd Smekens I’ll be updating this article throughout the day as we get reports about the city primary election. I’ve heard lots of projections. “The scandal was cause a blow out at 214!” is a common theme. I’ve heard that Craig’s offense did was business as usual so nobody will care. Another common theme […]

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Government

Global Universal Healthcare: Is It Within Reach?

Image Source: Max Pixel There is a looming healthcare crisis in the United States and around the world, and one of the many reasons is the lack of socialized medicine and the peddling of healthcare as a product rather than a human right. The lobbying power of health insurance companies and large pharmaceutical conglomerates almost […]

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Government Wellness

How to Be More Mindful Every Day

Image Source: Pixabay For many of us, the sound of the alarm in the morning is just the first stressor of the day. It’s a jolt into a rushed morning and drive-through coffee before dropping the kids off. The rest of the day is a blur: answering a boatload of emails, racing to meet deadlines, […]

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Government

Craig Nichols: Did he act alone?

What if the corruption case in Muncie, Indiana isn’t exactly like Keith Roysdon and The Star Press presented to Muncie residents? Did they get it wrong or at least present another half-truth? Two years or 24 months in a federal prison is a long time to think about wrongs committed. It’s also a long time […]

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Government Wellness

Kratom: On the Road to Regulation or Relegated to a Ban?

Kratom is a substance of contradiction, attracting its fair share of controversy since stepping into the limelight in recent years. The herbal supplement is touted as a beneficial holistic medicine by some, yet it has been labeled as dangerous, synthetic, and addictive by numerous organizations, media outlets, and policymakers. Many opponents consider kratom a societal […]

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Government

A Letter to Muncie Democrats

By: Todd Smekens I wanted to reach out to registered Muncie Democratic voters who are swearing off all democratic candidates because of the corruption within the Nichol’s family and the HQ at 214 N. Walnut Street (214 for short). In case you didn’t know, not all candidates are products of the Nichol’s and Tyler regime. […]