Why don't people do a little research u ban bullhooks u ban any public contact with elephants because when handling elephants it is by law to hae and use a bullhook as safety protocol
Feld is threatening to pull out if bullhooks are banned? Good riddance! Cities (and the entire country) need to evolve towards the humane treatment of animals, and bullhooks are a brutal, fearsome weapon used to control circus elephants. They have NO place in a civilized society. Circuses keep spewing the nonsense that their elephants are trained and taught tricks through positive reinforcement. If that's true, then there should be no need for bullhooks. Let Feld prove that. Take away his bullhooks. If Feld can't see the writing on the wall - that the days of using and abusing wild animals to make them perform stupid, joint-destroying tricks for human amusement are ending, he's in denial and a poor businessman. If he was smart, he and his daughters would eliminate all animal acts and model their circus on the human-only Cirque du Soleil style. We will eventually ban bullhooks everywhere, if we don't first ban the use of wild animals in circuses as over 30 other countries have done.
You know what Fuck them(Ringling Bros) Keeping elephants for nothing more then entertainment is wrong. I went their as a child and would never bring my family there.
Ms. McElhaney, so animal abuse is okay if The Children get free tickets to see it? Not surprising, but appalling.
As UC Berkeley journalism lecturer Linda Schacht, who moderated the discussion, put it, “I think that the future of food is one of the few [topics] that everyone, everywhere is interested in. After all, we all eat.”
What a brilliant observation! I had no idea that our future and that of food were connected! I thought that most of us got our input strictly from the 'net with the occasional double mocha from Starbucks.
You think its bad there Floridaaa Gov. Scott and his clones have the Refer Madness mind set.
Fuck the government everywhere
Honestly I think Prop 19 was a poorly written piece of excrement that gave local governments way too much control. We don't need local politicians piling on exorbitant taxes that would drive the price back into the black market range or banning sales altogether. The whole reason medical marijuana is such a mess right now is because the state allows the counties and cities to set their own rules rather than impose a statewide code. Any initiative that allows individual municipalities to draft their own rules will always end up with the peoples will being subverted. Look at the numbers, WE THE PEOPLE want legalization, regulation, and taxation. The few, those dinosaurs that hold office, are overwhelmingly against us and will openly defy us the first chance they get. They are and have always been opposed to reform and will no doubt take their prejudices to the grave. The closer we get to our goals the more they spew 1930's Reefer Madness propaganda and hope we'll still swallow it. If we won't keep cannabis illegal they'll do it for us. I'm actually glad prop 19 failed, it was a bad law. We can do much better than that. We must have one set of rules for the entire state, protect users from unreasonable drug testing for a legal substance that they indulge in at home in their off duty hours, and protect us from our own LE by banning them from aiding the feds.
Gee, those 5x5 grows authorized by Prop 19 that no city or county could have banned are looking pretty good now, eh?
Schaaf's entry into the race represents the Oakland establishment's take on the likelihood of Quan's reelection next year. However, because Schaaf is deeply-involved (15 years of loyal service in City Hall as Council member and staffer and administration staffer), voters who think real change is timely will need to look elsewhere. Interests which enjoy the status quo in Oaktown will be pulling Schaaf's bandwagon.
There's a simple solution to all of this. Currently being circulated is The California Cannabis Hemp Initiative 2014 (http://tinyurl.com/lzmxzw9) which has until Feb 24 to gather 504,760 signatures. This is the "Jack Herrer Initiative" for those of you familiar with it. It REQUIRES that "Sufficient community outlets be licensed to provide reasonable commercial access to people of legal age, so as to discourage and prevent the misuse of, and illicit traffic in, such products". The law would also limit cannabis drug screening for employment and insurance purposes, disallow any and all state, county, and city law enforcement from aiding the feds in any way, and establish a review of all persons convicted of non-violent cannabis crimes.
It's time to spell out in no uncertain terms that sales and cultivation WILL be allowed and that it is the law of the land. We need to take away the ability of local drug warriors to arbitrarily pass laws that are in direct opposition of the peoples will. This initiative can do exactly that. I know that 2014 is an off election year with historically low voter turn out but if everyone in favor of this bill were to take a few minutes out of their day to cast their ballot it would pass. So PLEASE people, get out the vote!
I've been strenuously tracking all cultivation ordinances, pending and current, and I don't know of any jurisdictions that are currently considering a total ban, including Fresno. They did ask (before this decision) for a legal ruling on making anything more than one plant illegal. It is possible they will consider a total ban in the wake of this decision, even though Fresno isn't in the 3rd district (which encompasses Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo and Yuba).
Apart from Live Oak, Tracy is the only other jurisdiction I am aware of with a total cultivation ban (they snuck it in with 2012 their dispensary ban, Section 10.08.3196). The city of Selma repealed its ban on cultivation this year, allowing only registered indoor grows. Sacramento County passed an ordinance in 2011 zoning out anything federally illegal; police took out patient gardens this year citing a “new law.”
Cultivation ordinances are tracked at: http://www.canorml.org/medical-marijuana/l…
Scary...they closed all the storefront dispensaries in OC now no homegrown?
Many cannabis users are delusional psychopaths
Based on the sudy performed by the Australian National Survey of Mental Health, it appears that regular tobacco, alcohol and cannabis use disorders were much more common in those who screened positive for psychotic disorders. Those with cannabis dependence disorder were significantly more likely to have delusional-like experiences. Compared to nonusers, users with the youngest age of onset (16 years or less) had about ten-fold increased odds of endorse DLE probe items.
Koch brothers conspired to turn 20 million Americans to mentally impaired cannabis addicts and ruin small businesses by forcing the employers to pay for their rehabilitation.
• My only concern is that a solid green lane in other contexts indicates space reserved for bikes, and this is inconsistent with that. San Francisco's "super sharrow" is a sequence of sharrows on green backs, not a continuous one. That said, my approach to this is to wait and see.
In general I would favor a separated cycle track for a street with this kind of traffic and speed, but even more generally, the street should be calmed. Motorists see a wide open road and floor it.
This restaurant has been an absolute gem over the years. The food is authentic, fresh, wholesome, expertly crafted, and supremely satisfying.
I can't wait to return. I wish Noriko-san and Takumi-san the absolute best. They are in good company--only the best suffer fire in Berkeley--they are in the same league as Chez Panisse! I will be there on opening day next year.
Richmond has nothing to lose with crazy schemes. Oakland would pay a far higher price.
With traffic as light as pictured, it looks like the road merited an actual lane reduction from 4 to two plus bikelane.
the width between median and curb seems large enough to handle even two traffic lanes, a bikelane, and curbside parking.
this sharrow alone isn't going to induce timid or cautious riders to get in congested, heavy traffic..... it fails the '8 to 80' test.
While ANY awareness booster of bikes as traffic is a good one, this is not an adequate, equitable or suitable solution for that traffic corridor, and bicycle advocates in the Bay area should continue to ask for improvements there in future rounds of bikeway implementation.
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