Cherokee Language Now Available on Google Android 

Principal Chief Bill John Baker and the Tribal Council honored the department’s 13 full-time translation specialists for the milestone during May’s Tribal Council meeting Monday.

“Cherokees have always been early adopters of adapting our native language onto the newest device of the time, from one of the first printing presses to manual typewriters and now the Android,” Chief Baker said. “It’s important that tribes preserve and share our language because it’s our identity, such a big part of who we are.”

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German Green, CDU politicians launch cannabis legalization initiative | News | DW.DE | 13.05.2015

In a policy proposal for parliament which was obtained by German public broadcaster ARD on Wednesday, Christian Democrat Joachim Pfeiffer and Green party member Dieter Janecek put forward their plan for the liberalization of cannabis products, questioning whether making criminals out of people for posession and purchase of the drug for recreational purposes made sense.

“Each year we spend between one and two billion euros on prosecuting [cannabis] consumers, although it’s really the criminal sector which we should be focusing our efforts on,” the Bundestag members said.

“More often, we arrest the witnesses than the offenders, so from that we need to realize that prevention through deterrence doesn’t really work in practice,” they added.

Janecek and Pfeiffer estimated a state-regulated market for cannabis would bring in up to two billion euros in tax revenue.

via German Green, CDU politicians launch cannabis legalization initiative | News | DW.DE | 13.05.2015.