Friday, June 22, 2012

MSW Newsletter - Stories of Interest 6/22/12

Quite a few interesting things here in Mike  Salvi's World. Some interesting news stories, but a ton of events coming up this summer including the premier of Mike Salvi's World live this August. Also my fellow philly bred paisano, Vinnie Paz, gives the world a preview of what's to come in this fall's release of his next solo album. check it out, hope you enjoy!


The Federal Reserve unleashed a fresh wave of economic stimulus Wednesday as it predicted subpar US growth would be even worse this year than thought. After a two-day meeting the Fed doubled down on a program to lower long-term borrowing costs, as it sharply revised down 2012 growth projections to between 1.9 and 2.4 percent.

Anyone who thinks we need government to build and maintain roads may want to consider the residents of Kauai who don’t wait for the state to repair roads. Their livelihood was being threatened, and they were tired of waiting for government to help, so business owners and residents pulled together and completed a $4 million repair job to a state park – for free.

Barring a CIA drone strike on the Ecuadorian embassy in London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s sudden appeal for asylum there may spare him a prison stay in Sweden or possibly the United States. Assange’s freedom now depends largely on Ecuadorian President Rafael Vicente Correa Delgado, a new breed of independent-minded leader like Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.

Rhode Island now joins its its northeastern neighbors Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania is choosing to remove criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of pot. Nationwide, 14 other states have decriminalized, the first wave in the 1970s and the second beginning with Nevada in 2001 and picking up momentum in recent years.

Just another run of the mill week of drug war law enforcement corruption, except having a state trooper involved in a major pot grow is fairly unusual.



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