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Re: “Locals

That was beautiful. Thank you for that thoughtful piece, Linda. I agree the secrecy has to go. That starts with regulation and actual legalization. California's laws as written don't actually protect patients nor do they regulate an industry that so desperately needs it. The time is now to change that. That's why cultivators are coming together in Humboldt and other counties-- so real reform can happen that will end the need for secrecy.

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Posted by Allison Edrington on 07/09/2014 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Eureka Denies Release of Controversial Memo

And yet, the city attorney was comfortable circulating it?

If you fail to pursue this, it will become even more difficult to be taken seriously the next time Eureka circumvents the law, usually around election time.

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Posted by Jerry Stewart on 07/07/2014 at 10:47 PM

Re: “Locals

And then she became all too aware of what a Faustian bargain her community had struck...

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Posted by Huck1 on 07/07/2014 at 6:15 PM

Re: “Locals

My my, what a change commercial pot growing has done to Humboldt society. I do remember coming here in 1975 to find a most beautiful rural homestead community in Salmon Creek. People were happy and we had barn dances and good times. You could walk anywhere in the hills without worrying about being shot for trespassing on a neighbor's grow operation. Then the prices went sky with sensimilla and CRIME arrived, the Criminal Attitude along with it of Secrecy and the complete ruination of the homesteader community welcome that you find in rural Humboldt County before pot growing took over everything.

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Posted by biomystic on 07/07/2014 at 5:08 PM

Re: “Locals

I moved here 10 years ago. I found it very difficult to make friends. If you did not grow up here , you are not invited to peoples homes. So I became pro active and joined Kmud. Now I have friends.

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Posted by Eddie Barker on 07/07/2014 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Locals

Times change, Linda... Moore Fuel is now a grower's supply... The price of pot is so low that diesel dope is history and multi dep is the new norm... Far less gunfire in the hills as everyone is busy covering and uncovering 5 or ten 100 foot cloches... every day... 2 or 3 runs a season... That's a lot of work... takes workers... Workers need money... Gotta put in more deps... Moore is a smart guy, he see which way the money flows.. Still plenty of profit if you work it... High overhead though... Not many ripoffs... Trimmers do most of them... Gotta have lotsa trimmers... Drive to town and pick up a few... A whole new scene...

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Posted by Benjie on 07/07/2014 at 8:33 AM

Re: “Locals


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Posted by Kate Trower on 07/07/2014 at 1:52 AM

Re: “Locals

Oh, Linda, I am so sorry. Sad because life doesn't have to be this way.

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Posted by Pat Bitton on 07/07/2014 at 12:02 AM

Re: “Pot vs. Fish

Who would have thought that the marijuana "industry" would turn out to be worse than the lumber industry was for this area? A cost/benefit analysis and comparison of the two would be interesting, I bet Maxxam ends up looking pretty golden.

Q. Where are the Forest Defenders now?

A. They took their settlement moneys and ran to the hills to destroy the ecosystem more thoroughly than the lumber industry ever could.

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Posted by JDubster on 07/06/2014 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Locals

This whole take on locality is bullshit. Who's hangin' with murderers? Not me, not anybody I know. None of it related or relative, especially to marijuana. To me this whole article says "don't let Linda know too much about you or your doings because she rolls with a bad crowd."

...very bad photoshop job with the mist, too.

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Posted by what the--?? on 07/05/2014 at 6:00 PM

Re: “Locals

Thank you for writing these important perspectives about So. Hum shadows. I have tried to get the sociology department at H.S.U. to consider adding Drug War Post Traumatic Stress and it's impacts on the marijuana counter-culture as an important subject of study. As a mostly white middle class, educated, progressive and financially stable group of activists and artists the Humboldt experiment was able to finance and forward its many goals in the arts, politics and the environment. No good deed goes unpunished. The Drug War was just a Co-Intel Program to kill it off. Like A.I.M. and the Black Panthers we got too influential and had to be stopped. Viewed this way it is easy to understand what happened and where the blame should be placed for the failure of our values to be seen in the third generation.

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Posted by Anna Hamilton on 07/05/2014 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Father, Son Killed in Alleged Fortuna DUI

An unharnessed driver can completely lose control quickly, and in the case of a rollover, people bounce around violently inside the vehicle and ejection is so often the outcome — invariably resulting in death. There is no excuse for driving without seatbelts.

Posted by Joel Mielke on 07/05/2014 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Locals

I will hope being local also means standing together and speaking loud and clear. Thank you for the column.

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Posted by Dwain1 on 07/04/2014 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Locals

This is so achingly accurate. Thsnk you, Linda.

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Posted by Ariel Carman on 07/03/2014 at 1:11 PM

Re: “Locals

Linda, my heart breaks and bleeds with yours. I am no longer recognized on the porch and, yeah, that feels odd on the rare occasions that I venture home but it does not hurt nearly as much as being reminded every quarter mile of a childhood friend that is dead, in prison, on the run or so lost in the game and the drugs that I am grateful if they don't recognize me. I am not quite certain when it changed but it did....and unless you grew up in the 'before' picture, there is no way to understand how tragic and shadowed the 'after' picture is.

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Posted by Shana Krell-Susag on 07/03/2014 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Locals

Luck to you, Linda.
Barry Jeffers

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Posted by Barry Jeffers1 on 07/03/2014 at 11:34 AM

Re: “The Blue Cross Blues

My question to Mr. Yamas would be, "did you purchase your policy through an insurance agency, and if so, why did you not avail yourself of their services in solving your issues?

Posted by Dan Barrett on 07/03/2014 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Locals

Excellent article. It brought tears to my eyes. You really nailed it.

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Posted by Montanna Jones on 07/03/2014 at 10:05 AM

Re: “A Home in a Redwood

My favorite tree house ever.

Posted by Ronnie Windham on 07/02/2014 at 9:38 PM

Re: “Postal Consolidation Back on the Table

Government is ruthless and relentless. It is a savage beast that will keep coming at you until you get tired of fighting it. Now go pay your taxes and feed the beast, keep on picking between sockpuppets that support and enable the beast.

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Posted by Terry L. Clark on 07/02/2014 at 5:40 PM

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