Anyone familiar with New Zealand knows it is an ultra-conservative, nationalistic, right-wing religious and intolerant nation. Its jails are full of kids that smoked pot. Travel from Humboldt County and they will tear your baggage apart upon arrival and departure.
Governor Brown is elated to have MJ to focus upon instead of leadership.
There's few other explanations for the level for concern over 8 percentage points of IQ when the largest growth in jobs are part-time, temporary, uninsured, poverty wages, where a "public" university costs a year's salary in tuition, where there's insufficient affordable housing, healthcare and public services, in effect, the reason so many youths are filling jails, emergency rooms, rehab centers, committing suicide and yes...smoking pot...
"I look forward to working with them to achieve the council’s goals of excellent customer service.".
Once we elect a council that understands we are tax paying residents, not merely "customers", we can catch up to Arcata as this county's "strongest retail base".
This man is not a prisoner of war, he is a prisoner of greed. Did he think that the laws of other states have no teeth simply because he is a Californian? He was in So. D because there is big money in the oil extraction business there. Where is the environmental high ground here?
Sorry. can't get tears for him. He is where he is because of the very clear and intentional choices he made. Stop with this story, it reeks of insincerity. Some old story, only the guy is in a band you like. Please, move on.
'Im sorry excuse my ignorance, who stole what from were,and why?
Mercer-Fraser: Hah! I'm glad the judge righteously slapped down your injunction. You put your greed and money-worshipping above a small town's water supply. That makes you scumbags of the highest order. You are pieces-of-shit. You put money-hoarding above the good of the community. Your actions indicate that you are obviously greedy, fascist, anti-American TRAITORS and it is time you were treated as such. You need to go the fuck away.
There are only three exits from the scenic byway: the south end at Prairie Creek, the north end at the 101 junction, and the scenic overlook exit. Wouldn't it be cost effective to set up three cameras and record any exiting vehicles nightly? These poachers are clearly local, so finding a match for what has to be a large truck would not be all that difficult, would it? Obviously stopping these crimes by closing the road will mitigate any damage, but for the cost of three cameras it still seems like a good investment. If they have the nerves to do this at night, who's to say they wouldn't do it on a cold rainy day when the park is empty.
I think its only fair.Even if Cal Electro can't match the big boys with its resume of past work,we're not building a space shuttle here. It's replacing an existing water system to a small community. I've been in building for 30yrs. plus in the county, and it's always been a dilemma to me that; trying to land a project, that might be a bit out of the scope of my past work some how disqualifies me for the work as a company, where do you think the experience comes from ?I could go on and on but I hope you get my point. I just hope Mercer Fraiser quits wasting these limited funds
Great to see them at home doing their thing. Years ago my wife and I went on a drive out to Shelter Cove to see the sunset and as we sat in the car looking out at the sea along came the small herd of elk that ranged through there and they trotted out to the edge of grass and watched the sunset just like us, in contemplation of it and we both moved on after the sun set.
I think calling him a Prisoner of War is a farce, I grew up in the pot game, that's why I got the fuck out of it and got legit work from day one of independence, not to say I haven't ever taken a trim job but I refuse to lock myself into pot-grow dependance. It is highly illegal and dangerous for several reasons.
It is also irresponsible to put your family in that position especially if you have children. Look at the predicament his wife is now in, angry and alone from poor decisions, misdirected anger based on the article but from poor choice nonetheless. I was a true Pot POW, stuck in the miasma of criminal behavior to fund our family life, no choice in the matter as I was a child and we were "Mom and Pop" so it really wasn't worth the risk, problem was that once they became involved in that game it was hard to extract oneself out of it.
Why it was morally irresponsible was not because of the whole "it's a plant, it should not be illegal" bullshit that Pot farmers say to themselves to justify their trips to Cabo, Uggs and Yoga Pants, Escalades and Hummers and whatever other ill gotten gains, but because if caught it can irreversibly damage the people whom you actually care about, sure the vacations and cool stuff is alluring but do you really want to leave your children without parents if you go to prison? Not to mention being a positive role model who shows their children that a "free ride" mentality is not OK?
It IS just a plant and should not be a punishable offense but plain and simple you are selling it as a controlled substance and profiting from a black market endeavor, that makes you a fucking criminal plain and simple no matter what drug or how harmless it may be. Legalize the shit and be done with it, then go ahead and grow to your hearts content, you won't hear one complaint from me but don't give me this song and dance that we have to feel sorry for someone who knew he did wrong and accepted the risk, he lost plain and simple, 5 years is a light sentence considering the "devil weed" mentality the government has about MJ....
Finally a good coverage of last nights meeting, if briefer than I would have liked. I've read the T-S and LoCo coverage and was underwhelmed so thank you Judy Hodgson. The only quibble I would have is a very minor one. You say the angry public were trail advocates and while that has an element of truth to it most of the many comments were about far broader issues than trails, many, if not most, were an expression of disgust and anger at the bulk of the commissioners and the overall changes they've made to the GPU.
For the record, is my understanding that Alan Bongio really was ill that day.
I assume everyone else was just taking their marching orders from King Lee U. as always.
I got a call from Jared Huffman at 3:00 a.m. the other night. There was this voice speaking that woke me up and I thought at first it was the telephone answering machine but it wasn't. It was coming from my computer! Somehow Huffman's people got into my computer through some virus type software to turn something on without me touching anything. It was scary! How did these guys do it?
I won't be voting for this guy and warn others away from people who are invading our homes without our permission.
Sounds like Mercer Fraiser was successful at bullying their way into a job in Crescent City, playing on the fear of council members. It worked once, so they're likely going to try again... and again... and again. Why would any Humboldt or Del Norte resident be surprised? The sad thing is the good attorney is earning money the district needs to spend elsewhere. Bummer...
Gee, Brett and Julia are seeing their life disrupted because Brett grew and sold marijuana. They're upset because he received the mandatory minimum federal sentence to prison. His brother and others are experiencing hardship too. Let's back up the whining train a minute here. Did they not know those activities were against the law? Did they not know the prison system is full of drug offenders serving long sentences?
The brothers try to take solace in Obama's comments that he didn't see marijuana as any more harmful than alcohol or cigarettes. Do they have any idea what that statement represents? Do they know or think about the personal tragedies that have befallen users and innocent second-hand bystanders from use of those two drugs? Do they want to legally enable another drug to add its victims to the traffic accidents and cancer wards of America?
Whatever happened to personal responsibility here - to spouse, family, community? If your thinkin is stinkin you make lousy choices. It was, after all, their CHOICE to engage in criminal activities was it not? If Brett (and his brother) CHOSE to risk doing the time, the least they could do is lessen our exposure to their whine - 'cause that's what it sounds like to me. If they want to avoid unlawful profits and reside in a weed-accepting society that is going nowhere, go to Jamaica man!
Mercer-fraudster sounds like a big bully, and a sore loser. Instead of spending money on an attorney, hire a new estimator so you can be more competitive. What a waste.
Just to be clear, Brett was not caught transporting any illegal substances. In fact, he is charged with conspiracy, which means there only needs to be allegations of the future or past plan to aid in the transport of said illegal substances. This case is a perfect example of the flaws within the Federal system. Conspiracy charges were design to aid in prosecution of cartel related criminals in the 1970's and 1980's, not to focus on non-violent offenders. A sentence of 5 years with no chance of parole is absolutely outrageous. This is even more clear when we can see the attitudes about marijuana changing on a national level. Although, as mentioned in the article, the laws are decades behind the attitudes. Even the President admits that it is "not worse than alcohol and cigarettes". So why are we wasting tax dollars, law enforcement resources, etc. on cases such as this when we have so many more important issues to address in our society. The War on Drugs is a failure. It has not produced the desired results for which it was designed, it has cost the tax payers billions of dollars, ruined the lives of many individuals, and catalyzed the prison-industrial complex. Not to mention increased the profits derived by true international drug cartels by creating a black-market. Furthermore, details of this piece were completely omitted. The article didn't even mention that Professor Dan Faulk was also involved in the interview and discussion. What I hope is that the Department of Homeland Security agents, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents, and the South Dakota DA involved in this case (and others like it) really examine their own actions and intent and ask themselves, "is this worth it? Is my work really keeping society safer?" In this case, among many others, it's obvious that the answer is, "no". Shanda is absolutely on point on this one. Could be doing real community service to "payback" for his actions, and instead is going to have part of his life taken from him, which will hurt the community, friends, and family.
Shanda has a good point! And watch the Newspapers lately it seems those using the harder drugs are the repeat offenders of more serious crimes which makes no sense that the jail has a revolving door to them.
What angers me is that this man could be doing Community Service and supporting his family instead of being incarcerated and costing the Tax Payers money.... while Meth Users go in and out revolving doors.
Five years for over 200 pounds isn't a light sentence, but it's not the end of the world either. A guy named Jeff Mizanskey is doing life in a Missouri prison for allegedly being involved in a plan to buy 5-7 pounds.
If you think what the Petrolia guys got is unfair, you might want to check out this petition at Change.org:
I hope some read the truth here and tell others what happened.Our church had truely gone wrong and even backed killing innocent people. Even that Jim Jones and the Giana cult genocide got its start here. My pastor and I baptised Jose Montt. He killed so many innocent people for Satan and Pat Robertson, and slandered the innocent people. Who's taking Pat Robertson to court for this? How about Bush? The CIA? I ask all to pray that the truth shuts down the evil they created. Is Jim Dirkin reeling in agony in hell, for this great betrayal. I knew he still had a indifferents towards hippies,saved or not. And I knew him enough to know that. My dad was also a buddy of his in the real estate market. Read on the other bloggs to get the rest. Montt poisoned me too!
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