Culture, Issues, Kansas

At that event Banda’s son apparently contradicted some of the claims made about marijuana. The school then contacted the child protection agency, which then contacted the police. State seizes 11-year-old, arrests his mother after he defends medical marijuana during a school presentation; The Washington Post

The lesson? Don’t challenge authority, stay in line, do what you’re told. Never question what you’re told. Otherwise, the school can have your kid taken away. Doctors can basically prescribe and treat patients with everything from basically heroin, to cocaine, and amphetamines. But don’t you dare consider therapeutic applications for marijuana.

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Kansas, Politics

“This is about gaining confidence in the results as reported. You’ve got to have a post-election audit to know the error rate and to have confidence in the final results. And we don’t have this in this county,” Clarkson said. “They’ve never looked at those paper tapes and compared them to the tabulated results that the software provides.”
Kobach on Sedgwick County election lawsuit: Time is past, votes are sealed; The Wichita Eagle

All election results should be subject to scrutiny at any time. This is why I believe so firmly in a voting system that operates like the bitcoin blockchain, allowing each vote to have a transaction on the chain that is anonymous, but verifiable against the integrity of the data as a whole. Any election can be verified by anyone with the tools and understanding of how the blockchain works.

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