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Re: “ACLU Angst

I'm a member of the ACLU and that does not prevent me from personally despising the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, neo-Nazis and everything that they do, and the effect that corporations have over health, social, and scientific policies. And I think that the ACLU, though its scope is limited, is doing a lot of good. A good reason to join the ACLU --the work they are doing to fight unjust voting laws.

Posted by Steven Bridenbaugh1 on 05/03/2015 at 12:34 PM

Re: “On the Border

Never fix the problems of poverty,crime,corruption and horrible infrastructure in Mexico and Central America? Allow tens of millions of unchecked, un assimilated, undocumented immigrants to flood the United States until it becomes a replica of Mexico?

Preach slow growth, slow development, slow population growth, "Love your mother earth, don't become one", "Save the Earth", recycle, stop climate change, yet take a stance that flushes all that down the toilet?

Immigrants flee high crime, poverty, corruption and horrible infrastructure yet many of them demand that misery be allowed to follow them to the United States?

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Posted by Mutt on 05/02/2015 at 11:40 AM

Re: “Do No Harm

Excellent letter.

Posted by Carroll Harding on 04/30/2015 at 10:27 PM

Re: “Stoned Willie

wow great page! also for the best in LEGAL vaporizers check this site out!! deff a killer!!!

Posted by James Milner on 04/30/2015 at 7:13 PM

Re: “Party On

A quick look at your music profile on facebook John and I see you have Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, Three dog Nights, CCR. Maybe you should quit listening to music from people who threw their futures away.

Posted by James Wamsey on 04/29/2015 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Party On

tell that to Michael Phelps you backwards ass still stuck in 1950's

Posted by James Wamsey on 04/29/2015 at 10:03 PM

Re: “Party On

I find nothing funny about "hard core stoners".

It is a sad, waste of a human life. So many people throwing their futures away.

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Posted by John Fullerton on 04/23/2015 at 8:42 PM

Re: “Grass Again

As much as you may disagree with Ron, he always did good science. The Yurok forester got corrupted by drugs.

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Posted by ceevee on 04/23/2015 at 7:43 PM

Re: “Grass Again

Uri's got it wrong. The scientific research shows that the beach pines here as well as Oregon Dunes area stabilize the sand dunes. Sure, the moving sands bury pines on the edges and the skeletons give a grotesque appearance. The highest dunes are in the areas with the most permanent vegetation. Thus these are the areas which are safest in a Tsunami.

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Posted by ceevee on 04/23/2015 at 7:41 PM

Re: “Learn Spanish

"I get the sense of an air of entitlement."
I thank Mr. Brown for providing our recommended daily dose of irony.

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Posted by Joel Mielke on 04/21/2015 at 8:55 PM

Re: “Before All Hope For the Planet Is LostThose of us who adhere to science and facts need to speak more loudly and more often.

Our "environment" consists of matter and radiation, and those who truly "adhere to science and facts" will become familiar with, and advocate for the only clean energy producing technology, which can actually deliver clean air and water, sustainable communities, and global prosperity:……

Posted by Kirk Gothier1 on 04/19/2015 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Before All Hope For the Planet Is LostThose of us who adhere to science and facts need to speak more loudly and more often.

6. Change begins around dinner tables and workplace break-rooms. If we can't hear the uncomfortable language of change here, imagine the level of fear that keeps it off the mainstream news. Change requires demands that must permeate the culture.

Kindly remind those around you that their mere presence and seemingly "low-impact" activities on their remote lands in our headwaters have cumulative impacts on water and habitat loss contributing to bio-diversity collapse, activities hardly limited to growing pot!

Forgo frivolous consumption, especially burning 2,000 pounds of fuel for that round trip, 10-day junket to Asia.

Or, we can continue to double-down on our self-destructive lifestyles and wait for nature to inevitably shake us off her planet.

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Posted by Barry Gates on 04/17/2015 at 11:00 PM

Re: “ACLU's Small Town Problem

I sit on the Ventura County ACLU and can tell you that Sue, your wrong!!!.. and sad that you would result to having to write false information!... for one When I fought against inmate postcard mail, I reached out to the ACLU Ventura chapter and although they could not help me either, did helped me form the ripple effect and our Public Defender sued and Lost! But We won in the Supreme Court! so my point is You are Not the ACLU we work as a collective body! And as for the Drones! I dont remeber seeing you at the Government Center protesting with us!!! You had no right or merit to speak on it! I didn't either so dont feel bad my friend! The ACLU won in that case too!!!! ACLU is for all the people! I do not remeber you at any of the 5 protest on police Brutality yet or the workshops we gave as ACLU VENTURA CO. CHAPTER on any of the issues and so much more!!! You must not blame the ACLU for your self intrest! because that is not the reason they are here!!! .... Lucy!

Posted by Lucy Cartagena Martinez on 04/12/2015 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Give It Away Now

What in the world makes people think that the DC Council came up with this set of rules? This is the result of a citizen generated ballot initiative, approved by just under 70% of the voters, and a ballot initiative law which doesn't allow citizens to vote on commercial regulation or revenue matters.

But don't make your judgement too quickly. In a stunning turn of events it appears that the DC Council has grown a pair vis a vis Congress. It appears that it goes beyond their decision to transmit the ballot initiative. it appears that they're trying to figure out a way to side step Congress and their idiotic love affair with the absolute stupidity of the absolute prohibition of cannabis.

Mark Kleiman and anyone who thinks that his ignorant, ivory tower self is an "expert" on cannabis law reform is in desperate need of a check up from the neck up. Any re-legalization scheme that continues to empower and enrich organized criminal syndicates by ceding them this lucrative market should be seen as nothing other than utter stupidity.

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Posted by Friendof Freedom on 04/09/2015 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Give It Away Now

The war on cannabis consumers has been raging for more than 80 years. How much more blood needs to be spilled?

Educated people know that cannabis prohibition has never been about public safety. Prohibition has always been about money and lots of it.

The police union lobbies congress to keep cannabis illegal while individual law enforcement members claim they are simply enforcing the law.

Please demand full legalization and nothing less! Let's end this insidious war as soon as possible!

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Posted by Joe Smith on 04/09/2015 at 5:54 AM

Re: “Nerfing the World

In San Francisco the primary use of the countdown timers is so drivers can speed up to try to avoid the red light.

Posted by Polly Petersen on 04/06/2015 at 11:48 AM

Re: “The Voice

Heidi gone--Bob gone---niches empty???And where are the Archives??????

Posted by jean doran1 on 04/03/2015 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Nerfing the World

I am older than Ryan but I appreciate {but not observe b} countdowns at critical {often violated} intersections with mayhem
between autos and humans---the vital word is CAUTION../.....

Posted by jean doran1 on 04/03/2015 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Nerfing the World

I don't know how old Ryan is, but assuming he isn't an octogenarian or nonagenarian now, one day he probably will be...shuffling across 4th or 5th, appreciating the countdown timers that he now scoffs at.

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Posted by barryevans on 04/02/2015 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Save the Date

Lying on the grass eating nachos endangers the public.

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Posted by Matt Horns on 04/02/2015 at 9:55 AM

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