The mission continues, along with the resolve to insure that the non-corporate and non-governmental citizens of Fort Collins and the surrounding areas can enjoy free speech without encumbrances, and without the implied threat of identification and possible retaliation in the workplace for viewpoints that don't follow those of the flock. It should be an individual poster's choice whether they identify themselves or not, and on this site, such is your choice.
The Fort Collins Coloradoan's actions confirms my resolve in fighting for the American way, a way wherein one can speak in a crowd without fear, and wherein one may also be shouted down without penalty if such is merited. What the Coloradoan has done is make free speech dangerous to your personal safety and wellbeing, thereby squelching it.
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If I recall correctly, this has been happening more often in the local area, including Loveland. Same symptomatology, with a smell in the air causing student and faculty sickness. Last time it happened in Loveland, I looked around on Google Maps/Earth to see if there were any possible commercial facilities in the area that could contribute, and I found none.
Following the chain of thought, it appears that the culprit is internal to the building. The first thought that comes to mind is venting. Some possibilities are:
And the worst, most dangerous, evil ignorance is that which is flaunted about like a multi-caret wedding ring and comes from the mouth of a “professional” or officialdom. Not only does the Good Doctor (The Science of Circumcision, http://www.infocircum.org/), in the soapbox quoted below, create an ad-hoc definition for medical marijuana, something more to his liking than what is defined by the Colorado Constitution, but in addition, we are again taken back to the nonsense of the increased ____________(fill in the blank). Any statistical exaggeration and misinterpretation is fine in school data, crime data, anything, to falsely pin fault on medical marijuana users and Centers.
The claims by Jerry Wilson are BS, Dr. Weiss, and I'll publically eat crow if they at true, on this very blog. But they aren't Dr., we both know that, and the only reason the statistics hasn't been processed showing that the claim of the school board and Mr. Wilson was fraudulent is that the living of life intervenes. The school board also probably violated the law endorsing a political outcome officially, but as long as Centers don't challenge this outcome, they will get away with it.
The Ban side won on an off election, based on lies, by a mere 1500 votes. Easily overturned next election when a lot closer to the full Fort Collins population puts their vote in. My view is that what the ban proponents practiced was "Misinformation, which is so insidiously inaccurate in order to encourage its" banning, "has succeeded in influencing many into believing the benign nature of" this plant, without a shred of actual evidence, is "a malicious, gateway, hazardous and illegal drug."
Now it's back into the neighborhoods of Fort Collins come
I decided not to continue with this after creating an Anonymous Facebook account. It's not that we are tired of the struggle at all or technically incapable of it. Rather it had to do with principle, and holding the course with ones convictions when the water gets rough. It finally boiled down to the question of how much of my dignity am I willing to ditch to comment on the Coloradoan site. Here's what I wrote them in an email:
So first lets discuss FB. I started posting years ago under my real name. Then you changed the CMS and the new CMS no longer allowed alreaud, so I created CatWhisperer. That went along fine till your ex-editor, Mr. Moore, banned me unreasonably for commenting on the Christian terrorist who destroyed an art exhibit in Loveland. That caused the creation
Addressed to Chief Judge Schapanski and Judge Field, it brings notice of claims of rights violations that occurred on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 in courtroom 3A of the Larimer County Justice Center. If you were one of the aggrieved individuals, please feel free to use it or any part of it. Your claims may be different than mine. Aggrieved individuals may also endorse it's content by printing the attached PDF file and adding a sheet so stating, mailing it to the Chief Judge at the address indicated below. The content of the notice is as follows:
Alfred P. Reaud
1104 Columbine Ct., Apt 4
Fort Collins, CO 80521-3710
Phone: (970) 297-8490
Honorable Chief Judge Stephen J. Schapanski
Chief Judge, Eighth Judicial District
Larimer County Justice Center
201 Laporte Avenue, Suite 101
Fort Collins, CO 80521
cc/Honorable Judge Julie Kunce Field
cc/Fort Collins Coloradoan via email
Re: Notice of Claim
Civil Rights Violations, November 15, 2011
I respectfully bring to the attention of the Chief Judge of the Eighth Judicial District, State of Colorado, allegations
Today, I experienced something that doesn't belong in any part of American Justice. That being collective punishment of court spectators. Today I experienced being 86'd from a court room as observer. That has never happened ever in my life, and I'm 53. The reason why I was ejected: unknown. I'm sitting there taking notes and somebody murmurs in the back of the court, and the judge makes us all leave. NO. YOU DON'T PUNISH ME FOR THE TRANSGRESSIONS OF ANOTHER.
So why does this Judge Field think that the unreasonable request of the plaintiff's attorney overcomes my or anybody's rights to access the court and witness the proceedings. Judge Field applied collective punishment
On this side of the water, our news is censored so bad to the point that when I want to know what happens in Fort Collins, I go look on BBC or Reuters. Well, it's not quite that bad, but there seems to be an information "curtain" between the Internet and news media. Hence my mirroring of this fictional story by Moshin Hamid. It gives a perspective on the use of drones in the Afghanistan conflict that is unique and very enlightening. Though totally fiction, from these shoes we can see a view where life mimics art.
Source Document: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/nov/07/short-story-mohsin-hamid
Author: Mohsin Hamid
Date: Sunday, November 6, 2011 19:06 EST
Ma doesn't hear it. She's asleep, snorin' like an old brown bear after a dogfight. Don't know how she manages that. 'Cause I can hear it. The whole valley can hear it. The machines are huntin' tonight.
There ain't many of us left. Humans I mean. Most people who could do already escaped. Or tried to escape anyways. I don't know what happened to 'em. But we couldn't. Ma lost her leg to a landmine and can't walk. Sometimes she gets outside the cabin with a stick. Mostly she stays in and crawls. The girls do the work. I'm the man now.
Copied form Steamboat Today in it's entirety:
I am the director of the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division (MMED) of the Colorado Department of Revenue, and I want to make you fully aware how your vote will affect the availability of medical marijuana in your community. In 2000, the citizens of Colorado voted to legalize the use of medical marijuana, and therefore, the ability for lawfully registered patients to obtain and use medical marijuana within your community will not change. If your community bans commercial medical marijuana businesses (centers, cultivations and infused-product manufacturers) you will only remove the regulated medical marijuana distribution model from your community.
Our agency is tasked with building and maintaining a transparent and unambiguous regulatory scheme
A picture is worth a thousand words. Thus a graphic explains the problem with banning better than words ever could. Currently Fort Collins has twenty dispensaries, located outside of neighborhoods. Ban proponents want to eliminate dispensaries, saying that patients can fall back on the old caregiver model. Really? Maybe they really don't understand or comprehend what they are asking for. So the following graphic was created to help in understanding the issue (clicking on the image gives you a 1024x1241 version in a new window):
One sees the strangest things online while looking for something totally different. I found the link below just perusing the Alibaba website, after reading a story that Yahoo may be getting sold to them. Alibaba is kind of like Ebay, but not. What does Alibaba sell? Everything under the sun, moon, and kitchen sink, in wholesale quantities mostly. All from China, apparently.
Here's an example of how there are bound to be cultural issues, such as in translation. Browsing through, trying different search terms, I come up to the product linked here. Now maybe somebody was playing a joke, or the individual had a problem understanding the translation, but they seem to be brutally frank about advertising their product: