We voted on it November 5th...
I remember only one thing vividly since I was very young - and that was the funeral procession. Especially the riderless horse with the backward boots and the constant drum beat. I can still recall the exact sound of that drum beat to this day.
P.S. I also remember being upset that the usual Saturday morning cartoons were not on the TV due to continuous live coverage of all the Washington DC activities (remember there were only three TV channels at the time).
look up US patent number 6630507. that is all the answer and proof you need. for those too lazy that patent us held by the S government on the medical benefits of marijuana
And sorry, I complimented the writer earlier, but it can't be said enough: Thanks, Laura, for writing this.
You guys are right, but Reefer Madness" brainwashing still runs deep :(
they believe what their leaders tell them to believe. but I bet in the coming years that will change.
I will listen harder to the "If you don't live here..." sentiments on the day that PARMMS shuns comments from those on the page that don't live in Manitou :) Till then -- can't we all just behave like adults with different opinions?
Renee, No incidents of ground water contamination? Really? Go to http://cogcc.state.co.us/. Click on database from the menu on the right side. A menu pops up and you will want to choose the Inspection/Incident link one up from the bottom. A menu pops up but all you have to do is pick spills/releases at the very top and then change limit searches from 10 to 100. I haven't checked in a bit so I'll look real quick too. There have been 100 spills/releases since 10/1/13. It appears that there have been 10 groundwater contaminations and 16 resulting in surface water being contaminated. This is per the industries reporting. Most of these spills are 'historic' meaning that they are leaks discovered by workers usually coming from a tank battery. There is no way to know how long oil has been leaking or how much impact it has had. The impacted soil is either back filled or taken to a local dump, untreated. Does this seem environmentally sound to you?
This is awesome! So much of the prohibitionist rhetoric is centered around "protecting" our children. When the public sees the compassionate use of marijuana in children and associates it with a better quality of life for children who need it, we may start to realize our draconian pot policy is actually harming our children, and to protect them, we need to legalize this plant and realize the full potential of its benefit to humanity.
I saw my father go the same way.
Nothing can prepare you for seeing the person you love the most in this world, who was so strong and so smart, reduced by dementia.
I'm so sorry for all involved. Bless you all.
And just in case it wasn't clear in this short paragraph this was from earlier in his speech regarding his 'shut up and get out of the way' quote.
At the same time, I did vote for an advisory vote. And you know what? I would still love to have a vote, you know, and let everybody come together, let the committees form on both sides of the issue and just have a big, old vote on it. But you know what? I made that argument on Aug. 20 and it got voted down. And I do believe in representative democracy — you know, I’ve sent this email out to a lot of people: Don’t expect me to, after fighting as hard as I can for something and then losing it, I’m not gonna then try and pull an end-around on the rest of the council. I have too much love and respect for my peers up here on council to then decide that, ‘Well, I’m not happy with their decision.’ You know, the hardest part of being on a council is being able to accept when you’re on the losing end of a vote, and I only see two options: You can either find a way to get behind the majority, or you can shut up and get out of the way. [Applause break]
To Kari Kilroy,
Please don't misquote the Mayor. These were his exact words and were not aimed at YOU or the citizens of Manitou but at himself.
"All right, so, what I hear tonight is we have a majority of councilors who are ready to move forward with this. And, like I said, you can either shut up and get out of the way, or find a way to get behind it. And I feel like if we’re going to be moving forward with this than it’s time to do it right."
In fact it was members of PARMMS who yelled at citizens from the surrounding community that they shouldn't get a say if they don't live here, even though some of those speakers helped write A-64 or will be implementing the regulations and have specific knowledge of it. One of your members even wrote 'If you don't live here SHUT up" in comments on-line. That isn't exactly the welcoming family friendly tourist attitude you have said you want to promote. Living in a small town which relies heavily on its surrounding community to thrive means also listening to what those who visit here and/or work here (and pay sales taxes, parking etc....) also want.
John . F. Kennedy’s assassination happened 50 years ago and a majority of Americans do not believe The Warren Commission Report. After 50 years of denials, free the files.
“Sunny Day in Dallas” – Gerry Segal
Eyes welled-up. So very well-written, Rich. My utmost to you and your family.
Incredibly, there are still people who deny the myriad medical benefits of marijuana.
I was in 10th grade social studies class when the news came. The school bus ride home that day lacked the usual Friday frivolity. Within days, record stores threw their stock of Vaughn Meader records into the dumpsters; it was a comedy record poking good-natured fun at the Kennedy white house. Retailers had ethics then.
Later, we heard that racists in the south were taking Kennedy half-dollars and drilling a hole in the likeness of JFKs head so they could put them on a chain and wear them around their neck in objection to JFK and the Civil Rights Act. Still too much racism around, i.e., GOP / TEA.
You have a special dad. Tell him we all said hello and that we love his son's work.
First off I dont know of anyone from Canada coming here for health care (show me proof) if they have the money to chase health care they go to another country that gives them the drugs they cant get here or there own country ask Limbaugh. Second if you decide not to get insurance go ahead and pay the fine but dont whine when you get sick and lose everything you worked your life for and leave your loved ones broke because you have to pay those hospitals to keep you from dying a horrible death. Last why should any citizen leave to find a place there safe whats wrong with working to make our home a better place? Is that not what our founding fathers did?
happyfew, could you please provide a link detailing the dates, locations and specific amount(s) "spilled" that you've referred to here?
Clara, your abhorrence is as misplaced as your faux-indignation.
Long waits for health care? Thats the excuse from those that dont like the fact that its one of the many things no one can live without. Well let me ask you. Have you done without health care insurance? Talk about waiting. Have you been dropped? Talk about waiting. Have you paid into a program then told it dont cover a needed procedure? Talk about waiting. Welcome to my world. Paid the insurance company for 14 years only to find out they wouldnt cover a heart attack because they the insurance company decided it was caused from some cancer treatment 25 years before. They knew about that cancer when I applied but took my money anyway and not only dropped me but my wife was dropped as well. Yea waiting is a real bitch but guess what not getting is even worse.
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