Thursday, May 27, 2010

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Monday, May 24, 2010

No One Survives When They Are Dead

[UPDATE Below] Pre-legalization hype and sick commentary on Ernie's blog.

What is written in this newspaper's so-called opinion may be true from a certain point of view. If it is, then it is an absolute obscenity!

When I read this Sunday's latest from the Times-Standard's, As It Stands: “Why Humboldt County will survive marijuana legalization” it made me sick. This is how the tentacles of corruption's insidious infecting, rotting disease permeates and destroys the very fabric of civilized, law-abiding people and their social order. You, and I am talking to all supporters and complicit business people, can put a pretty dollar face on this corpse you call “legalized marijuana,” but you can't change the fact that is a rotten, “corrupted” filthy cadaver to anyone and everyone that comes near it or touches. However these enabler's want to have it today, these criminals never ran away from any system. Stancliff contradicts his own statements listed blow in bold italic. The simple truth is POT, or marijuana, or “Granddaddy Purple,” or more true to it's real nature: “killer buds” is NOT legal. These people ALL, from the least to the greatest, are criminals. Everyone, starting with the “discriminating users, those that support, does business and profits from these criminals and their “cannabis industry” are complicit in their crimes. They pervert the sanctity of our communities and our democratic social order.

The generational legacy of POT is indelibly cast within this society and its filthy disease is the universal corruption manifest in the mob rule, anarchy, and as reported here how the “end justifies the means.” This writer white-washes these criminal's lifestyles as something acceptable and even extraordinary by calling these so-called farmers, “pot pioneers,” as “back-to-the-landers” – something respectable, a positive contribution to the community. When you read what the newspaper and this guy have to say you get the impression that these people are good, decent, family loving, land loving, benevolent foundations of whatever community they live in. They were just 40 years ahead of their times and just now all the rest of us are only catching up to their inevitable “new reality” – they freeloaded on all the rest of us taxpayers.

One of the pillars of Humboldt County, Supervisor Mark Lovelace, heads up “a task force” to “define regulatory issues surrounding grows.” Then there is something called “Humboldt Medical Marijuana Advisory Panel formed to “organize growers, businesses and employees” naturally doing what such people do right out in public.

Notice how this writer normalizes generations of outlaw activities:

Everyone has to wait until the new rules are laid out. I don't see that as a roadblock, just the settling in of a new reality. Keep in mind, marijuana has thrived in Humboldt County for decades. The culture it's created is woven into the very fabric of our communities. [Emphasis added]
What allowed for decades of this corruption?

There's no place in the United States with a longer, more complex relationship between the public, marijuana growers, law enforcement and merchants. Legalizing pot is the final destination on a road that has had many detours since those first “back-to-the-landers” planted seeds in our fertile soil.
This writer says finally:

“As it stands, independent spirits are common behind the Redwood Curtain, and their marketing ability will come through when Californians are legally allowed to partake of pot.”
The minor technicality called “legality” was only a small bump in the road for these “common” farmers manifesting their “independent spirits” alright. That independence led to HOW MANY DEAD BODIES buried in hills “behind the Redwood Curtain”? No one knows how many countless people were given an ignominious burial after a bullet in the brain. That's one of the dirty little secrets Dave Stancliff or any other ingratiating panhandler wants to confront, let alone talk about.

Stancliff's amoral justification for all the dead bodies is explicit when he says:

I believe Humboldt County will adapt to legalization because its economy needs pot revenue, and has for decades. There has always been an unspoken alliance between growers and business owners. It's an economic factor in keeping the local economy afloat. Jobs have been scarce, and few pay better than trimmers, since the decline of the lumber mills and fishing. [Emphasis added]
An "econmic factor" that has inundated businesses with tax free cash. That's why those of us that pay HIGH taxes as a consequence are justified in making sure these complicit enablers make up the difference. Once it's legal they can, for the next 40 or 50 years, repay all they owe by paying all their profits back in taxes.

We know that criminals begat criminals. What then did the children learn from their parents openly doing business with criminals? Did they learn that when the law sets the speed limit at 55 MPH that they could drive any damned speed they thought they could get away with? What happened as a result when their wanton lawless actions caused other innocent people death and destruction? Were they dealt with and held accountable for their crimes? Or did everyone pass it off as just some kind of unavoidable “accident”?

That fact that these people are not accountable and held liable does not make any of them good, decent or right.

[UPDATE :: Friday, June11, 2010]
Cannabis experts and activists holding marijuana health and safety forum in Southern Humboldt” - That's "health and safety" for “Chemistry, The Economics and the Politics.” That's what they'd like everyone to think. Read the complete article to the end and you will find out that it's all about "BIG MONEY."

Who are these “Cannabis experts and activists”? Lets see who Danna Tamm identified: “pot activists, growers, officials and members of the business community.” Lets not forget also: “The Garberville Veterans Association is co-sponsoring this presentation.” That should make everyone feel good.

The statement that identifies the corruption of illegal marijuana growing, selling and using that says it all, is this:

“Custer (Charley Custer of the Humboldt Medical Marijuana Advisory Panel) said he hopes this conversation will help the local industry develop a plan for regulation, so that when policymakers are ready to address the issue, there will already be a plan in place.”

“In addition, he said other officials in California have already begun looking at how the marijuana industry can be transformed into a big money industry. And Humboldt needs to catch up, Custer said.”
“LOCAL INDUSTRY”? Makes it sound like legal industries like the “Timber Industry” or the “Fishing Industry.” “Big Money – Sounds like something you'd hear in a casino. When the criminals suddenly get respectable, guess who the losers are?

Friday, May 21, 2010

Answer to a Blogger Bully

Bloggers Have Rights
One of the more important rights is: The right to post anonymous.
  1. Bloggers are entitled to free speech. We're working to shield you from frivolous or abusive threats and lawsuits. Internet bullies shouldn't use copyright, libel, or other claims to chill your legitimate speech.
  2. Bloggers have the right to stay anonymous. We're continuing our battle to protect and preserve your constitutional right to anonymous speech online, including providing a guide to help you with strategies for keeping your identity private when you blog.
Blogger Bullies are far worse than Internet Trolls. Even though, in my book their both predators. This Report and its writer learned first-hand about how dangerous the threat these bullies can be when I wrote an objective observation last year about one of the local newspaper's so-called "opinion" columns. In this instance our blog report dealt with the Times-Standard's column by Dave Stancliff's "As It Stands." At that time I really didn't have a clue who this guy was and didn't really pay that much attention to him or his "opinions." He took the Report's observations as a personal affront and began personally attacking, provoking and vilifying everyone he thought he could get at. What he accused us of doing he continued to repeat over and over again. You can find all the proof you need of this man's state of mind and his wanton assaults in the comment section starting listed here - here - here - here. You can check the comment section for more examples that came up last year starting here - here - here - And the one that started it all: Trolls versus The Thought Police.

 The only thing that, so-far, has saved everyone from some sort of personal affront is our anonymity.

 If you blog or make comments you might seriously consider supporting Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Bloggers' Rights at EFF

Legal Guide for Bloggers

Whether you're a newly minted blogger or a relative old-timer, you've been seeing more and more stories pop up every day about getting in trouble for what they post.

Like all journalists and publishers, sometimes publish information that other people don't want published. You might, for example, publish something that someone considers defamatory, republish an AP news story that's under copyright, or write a lengthy piece detailing the alleged crimes of a candidate for public office.

The difference between you and the reporter at your local newspaper is that in many cases, you may not have the benefit of training or resources to help you determine whether what you're doing is legal. And on top of that, sometimes knowing the law doesn't help - in many cases it was written for traditional journalists, and the courts haven't yet decided how it applies to.

But here's the important part: None of this should stop you from blogging. Freedom of speech is the foundation of a functioning democracy, and Internet bullies shouldn't use the law to stifle legitimate free expression. That's why EFF created this guide, compiling a number of FAQs designed to help you understand your rights and, if necessary, defend your freedom.

To be clear, this guide isn't a substitute for, nor does it constitute, legal advice. Only an attorney who knows the details of your particular situation can provide the kind of advice you need if you're being threatened with a lawsuit. The goal here is to give you a basic to the legal issues you may confront as a blogger, to let you know you have rights, and to encourage you to blog freely with the knowledge that your legitimate speech is protected.

Please note that this guide applies to people living in the US. We don't have the expertise or resources to speak to other countries' legal traditions, but we'd like to work with those who do. If you know of a similar guide for your own jurisdiction or feel inspired to research and write one, please let us know. We can link to it here.

Judge Shields Identity of Online Critic Facing Baseless Lawsuit -- makes you wonder how this fits in with this local lawsuit and settlement reported in the newspaper here and here.
Why join the fight? Because the Thought Police never sleep.

Some important links: