Drug Bust In Oregon

Oregon State Police troopers made two large drug busts this month, seizing 29 pounds of crystal methamphetamine.

The first and larger of the two busts began as a traffic stop April 1st near milepost 35 along Interstate 5 northbound.  40-year-old Raymundo Cota Sauceda was stopped for a traffic violation as the Washington resident drove from southern California to Seattle.

Sauceda consented to a vehicle search, and then a drug-sniffing dog found 28 pounds of meth in a cardboard box in the trunk.

Two days later in a near-identical scenario, a state trooper discovered another pound of meth inside a northbound vehicle on I-5.

A state trooper stopped Martinez Miguel Navarro, 44, of Tacoma, at milepost 13. Like Sauceda, Navarro consented to a vehicle search and the trooper found the meth underneath the front seat.

Like Sauceda, Navarro was traveling back to Washington from southern California. Both men were booked into the Jackson County Jail, and both investigations are ongoing.

Oregon Governor Kitzhaber Resigns, Secretary Of State Takes His Place

Gov. John Kitzhaber of Oregon resigned from office Friday amid allegations of criminal behavior.

It was almost exactly one month after being sworn in for an unprecedented fourth term.  Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown will replace him.

His resignation is effective Wednesday, he said Friday in a letter.

He announced his resignation amid conflict-of-interest allegations involving his fiancée.  There have been suspicions that his fiancee used their relationship to land contracts for her green-energy consulting business.  A corruption probe is underway.

The criminal investigation by Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum’s office is for the role his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, has held in his office and whether she used that role to obtain private consulting work.

The attorney general’s investigation will continue, said Rosenblum in a statement after Kitzhaber resigned.

Oregon Gov. John A. Kitzhaber is sworn in to his historic

He appears to be the first Oregon governor to face a state AG investigation. He is also under review by the Oregon Government Ethics Commission, although it is on hold until Rosenblum completes her work.

Also on Friday, the U.S. Attorney’s office for Oregon launched its own investigation and filed a subpoena with the Department of Administrative Services requesting financial documents relating to both Kitzhaber and Hayes.

The resignation of the governor instantly promoted the liberal Democrat who is next in line to succeed him: the 54-year-old secretary of state who has long been thought to have her eye on Oregon’s top elected position.

Kate Brown is widely considered to be to the left of the departing Democratic governor.  She will also become the first openly bisexual governor in the nation.

Brown will not assume office until Wednesday, when Kitzhaber’s resignation takes effect.

Is The Illuminati A Bunch Of B.S.?

The answer to that is not clear.

However, The Lip TV’s Sean Stone spoke with a purported expert on the topic.

Fritz Springmeier is best known for self-published books exposing the Illuminati secret society.

Since 1990, he has been exposing the New World Order through books, articles, public talks and radio interviews.

Springmeier explains the origins of the secret society – from its mysterious genealogical lineage outlining the top families involved to the secret rituals undertaken by participants.  He also looks at the state of the Illuminati in today’s modern world and its impact on pop culture and major celebrities.

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Most Don’t Know: There Is No Federal Law Against Anti-LGBT Discrimination

Most people aren’t aware that in many states in the U.S., a person can be fired for being gay.  The Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not cover sexual orientation.  There is no federal statute addressing employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, has been continually shot down by Congress.

An LGBT employment non-discrimination law may be on its way as Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon is looking to pass landmark legislation regarding the rights of the LGBT community.

Now, Merkely is expanding the bill to further prevent discrimination against LGBT Americans not just in employment but also with regard to public accommodations, housing, jury service and financial transactions.

Video By The Lip TV.