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Re: “An outsourcing suggestion, Weinstein's 'outrageous' salary, Gold Hill dreaming, more

Mark Twain once said it is better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool, than to open it up and remove all doubt. Mr. Publish is an excellent example.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/11/2014 at 1:34 AM

Re: “An outsourcing suggestion, Weinstein's 'outrageous' salary, Gold Hill dreaming, more

You know the famous comment about a fool and his money are soon parted? That certainly applies to those who belong to the MRFF.

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Posted by Publisherpikespeakregionlivingmagazine on 07/10/2014 at 11:28 PM

Re: “More support, less government


I agree that they are a joke.... I have heard your story from several people needing assistance with same results! I'm on the other end of the statistical end of your story being that I've always paid in full and on-time until the agency opened a case against me and created one mess after another. Preventing me from just following the support order provided by the court. Once they bullied their way into the situation I've been forced to be in arrears by one cent each month. That is until they decided to resolve that problem, by reaching deeper into my pocket and assessing a cool new formula they have to correct the arrears issue. They do this by taking an additional $74.00 to cover the penny difference.

Thankfully I have found resources that have helped me correct the issues at least for now as I'm certain there are many others whom have had the unfortunate experience of trying to deal with these people with little or no success.

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Posted by Ironhorse on 07/10/2014 at 6:29 PM

Re: “It's Nikola Tesla's birthday, and here's how you can celebrate

Of course, Tesla also said "Man's new sense of pity began to interfere with the ruthless workings of nature. The only method compatible with our notions of civilization and the race is to prevent the breeding of the unfit by sterilization and the deliberate guidance of the mating instinct. The trend of opinion among eugenists is that we must make marriage more difficult. Certainly no one who is not a desirable parent should be permitted to produce progeny. A century from now it will no more occur to a normal person to mate with a person eugenically unfit than to marry a habitual criminal."

He did a lot of interesting stuff, but let's not idolize him unduly.

Posted by atomicbird on 07/10/2014 at 4:22 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Crash Joel Miller's town hall meeting, C4C backers say

If COL SPGS Utilities is sold to Excel, you can expect YOUR rates to rise 30%.

And they say Democrats are crooked. Gimme a break. Recall Bach.

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Posted by OldCrank on 07/10/2014 at 12:21 PM

Re: “An outsourcing suggestion, Weinstein's 'outrageous' salary, Gold Hill dreaming, more

'Amen' works fine for me, Mr. K.... In addition to being an MRFF supporter and donor, I'm also an active and devout Christian....

.....which I know messes up the dismissive narrative advanced by some that MRFF is an anti-Christian organization. But whaddya know, it turns out that one can serve God AND respect the US Constitution at the very same time.

Thanks for your comments, I agree completely that this sort of attack suggests an inability to debate effectively the actual issues.

Peace, Mike

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Posted by Mike Challman on 07/10/2014 at 11:05 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Crash Joel Miller's town hall meeting, C4C backers say

The letter from Excel is on the public agenda for the Utility Board next Wed. Full and open.

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Posted by Andres Pico on 07/10/2014 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Oh no, 'GMO'

"isn't any research" Wow such ignorance (lack of knowledge not an insult) of the real science. Here is a statement from the American Association for the Advancement of Science:

"Moreover, the AAAS Board said, the World Health Organization, the American Medical Association, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the British Royal Society, and “every other respected organization that has examined the evidence has come to the same conclusion: consuming foods containing ingredients derived from GM crops is no riskier than consuming the same foods containing ingredients from crop plants modified by conventional plant improvement techniques.” (2012)

From the World Health Organization:

“GM foods currently available on the international market have passed risk assessments and are not likely to present risks for human health. In addition, no effects on human health have been shown as a result of the consumption of such foods by the general population in the countries where they have been approved.

Or from Europe:

A Decade of EU-Funded GMO Research 2001-2010

Food Safety:
“The main conclusion to be drawn from the efforts of more than 130 research projects, covering a period of more than 25 years of research, and involving more than 500 independent research groups, is that biotechnology, and in particular GMOs, are not per se more risky than e.g. conventional plant breeding technologies.”

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Posted by Robert Wager on 07/10/2014 at 9:25 AM

Re: “House votes to defund medical-marijuana prosecutions

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Posted by bekey on 07/10/2014 at 8:34 AM

Re: “Hearing Motor City echoes

Spot on analysis Hazlehurst but the Republicans will dutifully vote for Doug Lamborn who's answer to economic growth is another brigade at Fort Carson.

When the military industrial budget cuts decimate our local faux economy...will the last business leaving the Springs turn off Martin Drake.

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Posted by Solar Sam on 07/10/2014 at 5:56 AM

Re: “An outsourcing suggestion, Weinstein's 'outrageous' salary, Gold Hill dreaming, more

Bravo, Mr. Challman!--or should I say amen?

We can be sure that Mr. Weinstein and the MRFF have been effective in the struggle for religious freedom when his opponents give up on trying to debate the First Amendment issues and resort to attacking the man--particularly when they use selective information, specious logic, and innuendo as their ammunition.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/09/2014 at 10:20 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Crash Joel Miller's town hall meeting, C4C backers say

I didn't know that councilman Miller was holding a town hall meeting tonight or I would have been there to lend support. However, I expect he'll do just fine without me. How disgusting that the mayor and his puppets on the council and our City Leaders want to "take him down." Apparently they think councilman Miller is the sole opponent to their plans to get rid of Drake and build the stadium atop its rubbled remains. THEY ignore the fact that Miller represents thousands of COS citizens who want to keep Drake and dump the publicly financed stadium/event center component of C4C. Miller could support C4C and be fawned over by the Gazette - as is councilwoman Gaebler - but instead he opposes the cronyism and corruption and ineptitude of city govt. How I admire his courage and dogged determination to be an advocate for the PEOPLE and not be a puppet of the mayor and the Gazette.

Pam -- The info in your 2nd to last paragraph is mind boggling - although it's not clear who is the source of this info. Mayor Bach has a lot to answer for to the public re Utilities and C4C.

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Posted by curious on 07/09/2014 at 8:45 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Crash Joel Miller's town hall meeting, C4C backers say

Any meetings, proposals or details of a CSU purchase offer should be open to the public and most certainly would require a vote of the people before it could even proceed. Be very wary of closed door proceedings. CSU assets far outweigh the assets of Memorial Hospital and any consideration of selling off any or all portions of the Electric System needs extensive public scrutiny and approval before giving it away to a for profit energy corporation.

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Posted by rms on 07/09/2014 at 6:25 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Crash Joel Miller's town hall meeting, C4C backers say

Boulder recently voted to rid itself of Xcel energy - just in time to avoid Xcel's request for another $138 million rate increase. Don't tie yourself to a Minnesota utility, as absentee landlords are seldom a good idea.

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Posted by ConcernedCitizen on 07/09/2014 at 4:15 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Crash Joel Miller's town hall meeting, C4C backers say

I've got a feeling that a few of those "supporters" aren't going to be when they leave the meeting.

Jon and all of you sellouts who support it because you're being paid to: enjoy it while it lasts. If you think that this won't come back to bite you in the ass you're fools.

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Posted by Former_YP on 07/09/2014 at 4:08 PM

Re: “An outsourcing suggestion, Weinstein's 'outrageous' salary, Gold Hill dreaming, more

Re: Helen Sabin's letter......

I’m a USAFA graduate (’85) and veteran who supports MRFF. The kerfuffle stirred up by Stephen Losey’s recent article is unfortunate, because the issue is a red herring at best and an unfair hatchet job at worst.

Unlike some organizations, MRFF’s does not collect donations and use that money for financial support of some constituency. There are groups that do that – two that spring to mind are the Wounded Warrior Project and the Fisher House Foundation (where both CEO’s earn more than MRFF’s CEO, I believe). That is not the model or mission under which MRFF operates. Donors to MRFF understand that we support the expenses and viability of the organization, including Mikey Weinstein’s salary. There is no subterfuge. No misrepresentation. No broken promise.

Mr. Losey’s selective use of Charity Navigator’s guidance is also troubling. Beyond general advice about expense ratios and board structure, CN also cautions: “Consider the performance of the charity in relation to the CEO's pay. If you come across a charity whose CEO pay is higher than other similar charities, don't immediately dismiss that charity's request for funding.” (2013 Charity CEO Compensation Study). By any measure, Mikey has been enormously successful as a leading voice in the fight to ensure all military members fully receive the Constitutional guarantees of religious freedom to which they are entitled under the First Amendment.

As a corporate executive, I appreciate the links between skill sets, job requirements and salary. Mikey is appropriately compensated for his talents and for the tremendous job requirements that he shoulders. He brings to his role vast experience and capability as an attorney and former JAG, attributes that would be valued (and appropriately compensated) by many organizations.

Mikey is one of the most honorable and genuine men I know. It’s important to note that, despite misspeaking in the Losey interview, Mikey actually does not vote on his own salary. He is worth every cent of his compensation, and I know my donations are a solid investment in an important cause.

Mike Challman

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Posted by Mike Challman on 07/09/2014 at 3:42 PM

Re: “On arts coverage and ethics

Hasn't the Gazette been doing this for a long time with the Go section?

Just another reason why I ready the Indy - you can trust that the content hasn't been bought!

Posted by Sara Carlson on 07/09/2014 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Save up for a better boyfriend

Mr. Smith, how about the "sweet man" who pretends to care about women, but actually only wants to advertise his predatory loan service for free.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/09/2014 at 12:53 PM

Re: “More support, less government

Well I wish they would get ahold of my case! My ex owes over 500k. Never seen one penny. Child support enforcement is a joke. I know where my ex is and they still cannot collect. Last time I was down there which was over a year ago they had the nerve to tell me my case is a disaster for their statistics! You would think that would motivate them to collect. Thankfully I did not wait for them to solve my problems. I went back to school, got a good career, and make my own living without any government support. If the day comes I ever see any of this money it will be like I hit the lottery. The pot keeps growing at over 5k a month and my youngest are 7. I will have many more year of messing up their precious "statistics"!

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Posted by Coach80 on 07/09/2014 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Local pot pioneer wants out, Springs cannabis comic fest debuts and more

OOPS, Before we started Cannabis Therapeutics, it was, from the HEART, about patient care. WE gathered Colorado's BEST doctors, Lawyers, Caregivers, and Patients for Development of a Compassionate Care based reasonable access offering to patients.

What we have seen in years subsequent is: Perversion, Pollution, Distortion, Over-Regulation, and Greed Driven solutions, none of which Benefit REAL patients or their cause~~ alternatives for non-synthetic prescription narcotic drugs!!

Although, I walked away from Michael Lee's operation numerous years ago, I Totally Agree with him that monetary interests in the 'Wild West' of politics, have been allowed to FEED long a d HARD in the 'lil piggie' troughs of GREED, so sad, really.

Here is Just a Glimpse at the MADNESS, currently a part of the Rocky Mountain Cannabis Landscape:

A New Day Today, But NO Response from DPA? Oh, ART WAY did change the identity of his posting to Anonymous, SO MANY, that IS his response. His original posting tone, sounded like he WAS speaking as head of the organization.......apparently NOT!

Drug Policy Alliance Blog 'HEATS UP'!…

My Comment:
While I thank you for the opportunity to Dialogue, Art Way, I am from the reality of the fact that you have literally had Zero Interest in engaging with patient-based interests, for numerous years. Nope, Sensible Colorado doesn't count, as, first off, they are NOT about patient's interests and issues at all, having proved that in recent years, but, historically, lending a deaf ear to those individual patients in legal trouble with comments like, "your case doesn't really fit the scope of our practice", or other such nonsense, as numerous NORML Lawyers have been known to do in the past.
So, here you are, separating Industry issues from patient issues, all the While feeding your own organizations money troth with New Cannabis Industry Monies, all the while, refusing to allow patients the opportunity to be able to afford hundreds of dollars of 'reduced rate' options to attend your conferences, AND Have their interests and voices heard.

So, line 'em up, Sensible Sucks, Norml Sucks, NCIA Sucks, ASA SUCKS, as shown by the "Coloradans for Safe Access" caregiver steering fiasco that pulled them OUT of the Rocky Mountain State Completely, and others. Oops, Sensible did help One highly publicized politically charged patient case or two, one patient 'helped' compared to how many hundred thousand patients now. Right, fund raising IS important! It can help Fund a new East Coast Cannabis Law Practice, after all, aye? Another proud association you've maintained over how many years?

You've listened to Them ALL, Art Way, except you have NEVER listened to the whole host of Important Patient Issues, but, it is now time to MAN UP?

I have about the same, or similar, level of the lack of RESPECT I have for Soros 'Bought & Paid For' Intern Womanizer Rob Kampia of the Other Dastardly Organization, MPP Marijuana Policy Project. Since the numerous lawsuits for inappropriate sexual office activities, Kampia was RUN out of Washington, D.C., Only to Come Here to a new Denver lifestyle of respect for women and the Importance of a new industry development to Glob on to, you think? Come on, Art Way, how often do you two get together for a real patient-centric dialogue? NOT.

Instead, let me tell you from the outside, it IS ALL about the MONEY! Have you asked, EVER, of your constituents, legislative contacts, and Lobbyists, alike, to dialogue about the continual perpetuation of Five Plus Felonies on the books in Colorado still, involving marijuana that Robert Chase speaks so tirelessly about? DRUG POLICY, nawh. Cricket chirping, or, might you come back with the Old Tired Line about 'Baby Steps' that was overused by Tvert and Company for years, as you stood in the Background for support?

REALITY TIME, since this is getting old, the NEW news is, Let me spell it M-O-N-S-A-N-T-O influences. What say you about the current industry state of affairs with your friends at River Rock Wellness? And, let's digress to the idea of 'Shake' cannabis with No Buds in Connecticut, for, what nurse Eileen calls "pharmaceutical standards" to insure batch consistence, huh?

Do "I" NEED to Challenge you to a Large Public Forum DEBATE, so we can see just how distorted by GREED and MONEY INFLUENCES your DPA philosophies have gone?
Surely, you can't be against a dialogue of Transparency to identify exactly where DPA is at with these concerns~~ GMO MARIJUANA, etc.

We can Do it at a venue some night like Quixotes, so people can come out for Charity. Not like Denver Relief's non-existent Light Bulb donation to Boulder Flood Victim kind of 'Charity', but split up amongst legitimate non-profits like the Phoenix Tears Foundation, to help Kill Cancer with Cannabis, ok? What have you got to lose at this juncture, caught in bed with the Corporate Slugs, or can YOU Rise Above, in a Legitimate DRUG POLICY DEBATE! Industry, Government, and Science VS. individual Patient Interests, Alternative Naturopathic Therapies, and Home-Based Medicine.

Ground up Shake or Pharmaceutical Standards, YOU Decide?…
Something Disturbing to me about that Headline in Last Night's WESTWORD Post!

"Cannabis leaders of the future: Murphy Murri" --…

Especially weird Since I have a Long Well Known Statewide History with Medical Cannabis, second facility in the State Cannabis Therapeutics, etc. Knew Both Rev. Jeremy and Jenny Kush, but don't recall her, sorry.
Is She Another Media Darling the Corporate Paid Off THUGS of the current traditional media want to showcase? With so many State Licensed business interests, is she like River Rock's Wellness, and, obviously intertwined 'hidden' financial interests with Big Money MONSANTO type interests using figureheads?
Today's Facebook Posting Tells More Hints of What is to cone when REAL REPORTERS Start Covering REAL STORIES, like WHO Owns these Dispensaries, EXACTLY? Will it take future Legislative Hearings to finally Bring out the Truths of 'Big Business' Infiltration of the Colorado "New Cannabis Industry". The same gang of Thugs currently traveling across the USA staking Claims.

Fuckin' Journalism, Sheesh!!

Today's Facebook Posting
Colorado Rare Dankness Seed Announces NO LONGER working with River Rock Wellness
This evening's Facebook Posting from
RareDankness Seed
Effective immediately Rare Dankness seed will no longer be working with River Rock Wellness or any of its affiliates.
We at a Rare Dankness hold no animosity to the owners/employees or patients of RRW. I believe, that at this time, our companies philosophies and goals are headed on opposite paths.
My goal and hope has always been freedom for this plant. I want to see Cannabis legalized, decriminalized, and just allowed to exist as any other plant exists. Free from oppression, and available to everyone. I'm a grower and my commitment will always be to the grower.
I realized that in order to maintain our course and commitment to this plant will require RD to take fuller control of all aspects of production.
From seed to harvest, breeding and mother facilities and curing time on flowers. It has become an obsession to bring back herb that has been grown to perfection and taken a step beyond perfection with a proper cure and handled with love and respect.
We are now in the process of finalizing the new Rare Dankness Colorado home, which we are very excited about. We will make that announcement in the next few weeks.

I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND your Reasoning!! I Mean, if River Rock wouldn't have hired a 40 year Monsanto Exec
was also sued for $700 Million for dumping PCB's, as a Savvy Business Person, I would Want to Dis-Associate, also!…
Colorado: RIVER ROCK Dispensary Officially tied to MONSANTO…
The C.D.P.H.E. Dr. Wolk Opening Remark for the Upcoming
"MMJ for Medical Professionals Conference" includes speaker list with River Rock's "CAREGIVER" Tony Verzura​​ talking about patient treatment "PLANS"!

Been there, the Veteran Security and their lil PTSD dog are Overbearing, first. Sensitivity with PATIENTS, even when he is two foot Bigger than you~~ Professionalism & NO FEAR. Shake for $99. an Ounce is there apparent idea of a "Treatment Plan".
River Rock Wellness Treatment Plan=Fiction It Doesn't Exist people, Sheesh!
My alleged BudTender, identified himself as a New 'Trimmer' employee was, Basically, unknowledgeable of the 40 per cent of Therapies available for sale in coolers, mini-frigs, racks, and multiple complicated displays. Marys Medicinals Sticks in back wall jar, no price, AND, if I wasn't personally familiar with the product or the offering, I would be Clueless and Lost, just like my "Budtender" or "Patient Therapy Professional" or "Patient Treatment Plan Facilitator" or whatever Else, the 1% er "Children of Monsanto" have come up with here! Marijuana for Medical Professionals
effort and Conference

Posted by Timothy Tipton on 07/09/2014 at 11:43 AM

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