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A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
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Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
Canada's self-styled ``Prince of Pot'' came home to a raucous welcome from supporters Tuesday after serving his U.S. sentence for selling marijuana seeds to customers stateside.Marc Emery crossed back into Canada at Windsor, Ont., and his wife, Jodie Emery, was among the jubilant crowd awaiting his arrival _ several of whom smoked up in celebration of Emery's return.And the longtime pot campaigner didn't waste any time picking up where he left off prior to his 2010 extradition, calling for the drug to be legalized.``Let me tell you, so help me God, we are going to bury this prohibition next year in this federal election coming up.''He said politicians have entertained the notion of softening or eliminating the marijuana ban for nearly half a century, but to no avail.``There's absolutely nothing, after 45 years, that people can say (how) prohibition has brought a benefit to Canadians,'' he said.``And Stephen Harper, more than any other politician in the past 40 years, believes in this prohibition. He wants to punish us. He wants to portray marijuana use as a sin.''Emery called on pot smokers to shake off what he called their aloofness with politics and back the Liberals, whose leader Justin Trudeau supports legalizing weed.``We absolutely have to get our families, our friends, to get out and register to vote _ and we have to get out and vote.''The Tories didn't waste any time making political hay of Emery's remarks.Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney put out a statement slamming both ``convicted drug trafficker'' Emery and Trudeau.``While the Liberals would try to make it easier for our children to access marijuana, Canadians can count on our government to put forward policies that keep drugs off our streets and keep our families safe,'' the statement reads.Emery, 56, was extradited to Seattle in May 2010 and he pleaded guilty to selling marijuana seeds from Canada to American customers.When Emery was first arrested almost a decade ago, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration heralded his seizure as a ``significant blow'' to the legalization movement.