Lost World 2017 Updates: Obama Day IL State Holiday; Pre-School TransCamp CA; Marijuana Co. Buys Whole Town For Pot Resort

'Barack Obama Day' Is Now an Illinois Holiday
Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law Friday a measure to designate Aug. 4 as "Barack Obama Day" across Illinois. The newest state holiday will be celebrated each year on the 44th president's birthday, beginning in 2018... The holiday will be "observed throughout the State as a day set apart to honor the 44th President of the United States of America who began his career serving the People of Illinois in both the Illinois State Senate and the United States Senate...While several lawmakers abstained from voting on the measure, it passed both houses earlier this year without a single vote against..."Barack Obama Day" joins other commemorative holidays like Adlai Stevenson Day, Ronald Reagan Day and Jane Addams Day, for which workplaces do not close... Democrats' efforts to make Obama’s birthday a legal state holiday – during which schools and state offices would close, while banks and businesses could, but would not be required to close – stalled after some lawmakers voiced concern that other Illinois presidents, like Reagan, do not have similar holidays.

CA 'Transgender Camp' For Kids 4-12 Opens
At check-in each day, campers make a nametag with their pronoun of choice. Some opt for "she" or "he." Or a combination of "she/he." Or "they," or no pronoun at all. Some change their name or pronouns daily, to see what feels right... The camp in the San Francisco Bay Area city of El Cerrito caters to transgender and "gender fluid" children, ages 4 to 12, making it one of the only camps of its kind in the world open to preschoolers, experts say. Enrollment has tripled to about 60 young campers since it opened three summers ago, with kids coming from as far as Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. - even Africa. Plans are underway to open a branch next summer in Colorado, and the camp has been contacted by parents and organizations in Atlanta, Seattle, Louisiana and elsewhere interested in setting up similar programs...

A cannabis company is buying an entire town in the US
One of the nation's largest cannabis companies has bought the California desert town of Nipton. American Green Inc. announced Thursday it would buy all 80 acres of Nipton, including its Old West-style hotel, a handful of houses, an RV park, and a coffee shop. Its plans are to transform the old Gold Rush town into what it calls "an energy-independent, cannabis-friendly hospitality destination"... The town has fewer than two dozen residents, and one of its major sources of revenue is the California Lottery tickets the general store sells to people who cross the state line from Nevada because they can't buy them there. -- "We are excited to lead the charge for a true Green Rush," David Gwyther, American Green's president and CEO, said in a statement. Indeed, it was a gold rush that created Nipton in the early 1900s when the precious metal was found nearby... "The cannabis revolution that's going on here in the US has the power to completely revitalize communities in the same way gold did during the 19th century."


Rev. 18:4
2Tim. 3:13-14 'But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of...''

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