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Black voters are starting to abandon the Democratic Party
Speaking on Fox News about Republicans’ efforts to win the black vote in 2020, Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk predicted Trump would “over-perform in the black community” next year. “In fact, I believe that’s going to be one of the keys to his re-election bid,” he said.
“We’re starting to see more and more people defect from these leftist monoliths,” added Kirk. “There’s a movement here away from the idea that you have to be a Democrat, that you have to be on the left.”
This month, black actor Isaiah Washington told Fox News he was ready to walk away from the Democratic Party.
“You got a lot of conservative-, centric-, libertarian-minded people, they are terrified to come out of the closet and say anything that is not in line with the Democratic Party,” said Washington, adding that the policy is always more important than the person. “Walking away…is a sacrifice, it’s a risk, and there’s a penalty for it. But I will only walk away when it matters.”
Kirk has also encouraged black voters to focus on Trump’s policies rather than what he says (or tweets). Under Trump’s leadership, we have seen the black poverty rate and black unemployment rate reach historic lows.
“Do I think some of his verbal formulations are inartful? Yeah,” says former Cincinnati mayor Ken Blackwell. “But for me…it has been all about the agenda, a set of results and tomorrow. You have to believe his policy agenda flies in the face of the false narrative of the racist in charge.”
Hundreds of young black leaders will have the opportunity to visit the White House next month during Turning Point USA’s black leadership summit. Attendees will hear from conservative leaders and have the opportunity to participate in professional development and leadership training.
Turning Point is also affiliated with “Blexit” – a campaign that encourages African Americans to abandon the Democratic Party.
“Black Americans are going to wake up and realize that we have been lied to, used and abused by the Democratic Party,” says Blexit founder Candace Owens.
“Democrats have taken everything from you…and they have the audacity to tell us to look to the border and look to Mexico and that we should be caring about illegals before black America!”
All the GOP needs to do is move the black vote by 5% and the Democratic Party is finished, says Owens.
The marijuana breathalyzer is almost ready for mass production
Colorado and Washington legalized the recreational use of marijuana in 2012. Alaska and Oregon followed suit in 2014, and by the end of 2016 you could smoke a joint legally in 8 states.
That same year, a team of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh started working on a device that could detect THC in a person’s breath.
The prototype was unveiled last week.
The marijuana breathalyzer uses minuscule carbon tubes (about 1/100,00th the size of a human hair) to detect THC in a person’s breath.
Ideally, cops would use the machine to determine whether a person is impaired by THC, just like they use traditional breathalyzers to determine if a person is impaired by alcohol.
“Nanotechnology sensors can detect THC at levels comparable to or better than mass spectrometry, which is considered the gold standard for THC detection,” reads the university’s press release.
The device will be ready for mass production “in a few months” if the team can find a “suitable industrial partner,” explains chemist Alexander Star.
The only steps left are to connect the device’s output to the person’s level of impairment and determine what level is safe for driving.
“Given that marijuana is still a Schedule 1 substance, it’s difficult to actually carry out any research related to this substance,” laments Ervin Sejdic, an electrical engineer who helped build the device. “I think there will be some push even for the federal government to actually allow researchers to look and correlate these levels of smoking and impairment.”
Last month, the DEA finally agreed to expand the number of authorized marijuana growers after years of pressure from researchers.
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