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Re: “Dark of Night Edits to a Sungrown Ordinance

I find this reminiscent of how local bootleggers got together at the end of prohibition to demand of their local representatives protection from "Big Business", which is of course is why we still pay fifty dollars for a six pack of beer and C-note for a quart of distilled spirits....NOT! It is with a mix of glee and pity that a watch the hypocrisy permeating this budding industry. Boo hoo, I won't be able to sell my illicit weed for exuberant prices. Payroll taxes, workmans comp, insurance, WTF!?

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Posted by HONEST ANSWER1 on 10/19/2017 at 6:14 PM

Re: “Pity and Fury

Very accurate impressions, imnsho.

Thanks; sometimes I want to tear my hair out from this lack of introspection and imagination from my so-called 'community'.

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Posted by outtathere on 10/13/2017 at 7:12 AM

Re: “Grow Local, Grow Natives

John;
I know Monty and don't think that he is against Europeans in particular. He is against the mindset that nature needs to be "tamed". Unfortunately many of the Europeans that came here years ago had that mindset and we now see the results. The natural ecosystems that supported the Native Americans as well as wildlife has been mostly destroyed.

I've read about them to some extent, and the West Coast Native Americans really did largely live in harmony with the natural environment. There were many Native American tribes and their cultures varied considerably. As far as I know the West Coast Native Americans didn't use buffalos.

To say that technologal advancement necessarily means environmental destruction is a cop out. I don't buy it. People can be technologically advanced and at the same time protect the environment. What is needed is for them to care about the environment and about wildlife. If they care about these things they will protect and preserve them.

Posted by Jeff Strehlow on 09/29/2017 at 4:25 PM

Re: “Grow Local, Grow Natives

While I applaud grow local, grow native, I find the eurohate a little ridiculous. I learned in my Environmental Science Class At CR many years ago that every culture impacted their environment to the degree that their technology allowed. Native Americans practiced slash and burn, traded seeds, grew non-native plants, herded buffalo over cliffs.....

Posted by John Nelson on 09/28/2017 at 8:26 PM

Re: “Grow Local, Grow Natives

wimsicle;

I've been working on a website that shows Monty's favorite native foods that can be grown locally. Though the website isn't finished yet, I think it provides the information that you are looking for.

http://pages.suddenlink.net/humboldt_bay_p…

Posted by Jeff Strehlow on 09/26/2017 at 4:45 PM

Re: “Grow Local, Grow Natives

I'd like to know more about indigenous foods and how to begin "bringing them back". Don't have a lot of time for research. Can you help by providing me, first, with a list of maybe 10 foods? Thanks!

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Posted by wimsicle on 09/21/2017 at 10:11 AM

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