Credit: Pixabay. Because of the powerful psychoactive effect of marijuana, many have always assumed that prolonged use can hurt the brain in a similar way to alcohol but while the effects of alcohol on the human brain have been thoroughly documented, the same can't be said about marijuana.
NBA star Kyrie Irving refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine which ultimately led to being side-lined by the Brooklyn Nets. The NBA mandates players be vaccinated since they come in such contact with each other while playing.
"Given the evolving nature of the situation and after thorough deliberation, we have decided Kyrie Irving will not play or practice with the team until he is eligible to be a full participant," Nets general manager Sean Marks said earlier this month. "Kyrie has made a personal choice, and we respect his individual right to choose. Currently, his choice restricts his ability to be a full-time member of the team, and we will not permit any member of our team to participate with part-time availability."
Appearing outside of the stadium, anti-vaccine protesters got so violent that the Barclay's Center had to be momentarily closed.
It began peacefully with chants like "Let Kyrie play!" but progressed with protesters breaking through the barricades and rushing the building.
The Nets lost their game Sunday evening.
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Congressman publishes death threat calls where attackers are being radicalized to violence by Fox News
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) has come under fire by far-right personalities who are plaguing his offices with death threats that cite Fox News as their motivation.
Speaking to CNN's Jim Acosta on Sunday, Swalwell handed over the tapes, laced with profanities and the N-word.
"You people are a disgrace to God, our country and our people. You're the enemy of the United States people (censored). You atheist, communist f*ck are the threat to our democracy, our constitution and our way of life, and as for these foreign invaders that you're letting in this country I hope they chop you up and your family up and feed them to your dogs, you pig. You (censored). And there's your free speech for today, (censored). From Trump nation! Write it down, you little (censored). Trump nation, baby!"
"Now, some of the expletives are bleeped out, the N-word, as well as homophobic slurs," Acosta said of the message. "What does this say not only about the person who left the message but also Fox News?"
According to Swalwell it's part of the Tucker Carlson effect, where Carlson will use a specific line that lies about him, and then that line makes it into threats and attacks left on federal office voicemails.
"You see a straight line from Tucker Carlson lying about me, inciting his viewers, and then aiming them at me, where this caller references Tucker Carlson from the very get of this call that he was just watching Tucker Carlson," he continued. "And I have confronted Tucker a number of times about this. I've told him that his lies have led to death threats against me, against my family. and the fact that he continues to lie about me and so many other's shows, that this is what he wants. He wants his viewers to unleash this type of venom at his targets. And I'm just afraid, Jim, we're going to see more and more political violence in this country as long as Donald Trump and Tucker Carlson are unleashing their hateful propaganda out into the ether."
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Addressing a crowd at a QAnon conference in Las Vegas over the weekend, Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin turned against former President Donald Trump.
Trump, who failed to deliver on many of his campaign promises, left office, asking others to reelect him for another term so that he could accomplish what he'd promised in 2016. But at the Vegas event, Griffin made it clear that there were some things Trump could have done unilaterally.
"We supported President Trump for his fight for justice as well," said Griffin. "And for four years we cried 'lock her up. Lock her up. Lock her up.' We know she's a criminal. What did the president tell us? 'If I was in charge, you'd be in jail.'
"Ok, Mr. President, you've been in charge of the law for four years," he continued. "At the end of your four year time, the only ones locked up were men like me, and others like me, that have stood by the president the strongest."
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