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Re: “Arizona Now Has Dueling Marijuana Legalization Campaigns

I just wish these idiots would quit the fighting between themselves and stay glued to the premise of getting Marijuana on the Ballot.It seems to me and a lot of others they might be doing it on PURPOSE.Plus make sure the people of ARIZONA will know when the petions will be available and ware at.

Posted by jackschmeski on 05/31/2015 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Activists Work to Stop East Bay Coal Exports

Stop it, coal. You are inappropriate.

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Posted by Christopher Fallis on 05/31/2015 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Hit-And-Run Epidemic Plagues Oakland

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Posted by Editor on 05/31/2015 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Did Punk Break? Green Day Played Gilman Last Night (Photos)

In this case Gilman should of went 18 plus. Since all the American Idiot kids parents bought them tickets so the real GD fans that actually followed their career could of went. These American idiot kids suck. They don't even know who Operation Ivy is or even Rancid for that matter. They know Blink 182, Good Charlotte and Simple Plan and they think that's "Punk Rock"
I on the other hand liked Green Day when my sister had a Kerplunk Cassette and I was 12 years old. I remember being excited when I seen Longview on MTV. I did not have any feelings like "they sold out" I was happy GD was making new music and I could actually go to the store and get it and my friends now knew who they were. The difference between myself a once 12 year old GD fan is I was also into Bands Like Screeching Weasel, Fifteen, The Queers and Ramones. I followed Green Day through the real popular years like Dookie and was with them when people forgot about them like when Nimrod first came out...Then Time of your life came out but for REAL Green Day fans that was not a new song...No, that was a B Side off of Brain Stew single which was on Insomniac. So when all of sudden hat song was everyones Prom song it made me sick but I would still wave the Green Day flag. Then WARNING comes out and everyone forgets about Green Day BUT NOT ME. No, WARNING to me was one of my favorite GD records but it looked dark for the bands future. When I would bring the WARNING CD to my friends house they would say "Green Day is still around?" But I loved that album... Then years went by and all of sudden these "punk" bands were flowing on MTV and the REAL Green Day did not fit in, They did not have eyeliner, they did not wear skinny jeans, Nope Billie Joe just wore his high waters. And suddenly GD was "old" BUT THEN here comes American Idiot. Green day suddenly did not look like the band I had been following for over a decade. They had a complete make over, they looked like all those "punk" bands on MTV. They suddenly hitched onto the popular thing to do at the time that caused controversy and attack The President George Bush. Suddenly now Hot Topic was carrying Green day American Idiot underwear. American Idiot was the most over the top commercial. Green Day now was not my band that I have been supporting. It was taken over by these 12-16 year old kids who would write "Punk Rock" on their arms with a sharpie. It was like the band I loved was gone and replaced by people that kind of looked like them but they had makeup on. No longer the Green Day sound. I was all for Green Day trying different things like they did on WARNING but to completely sell out for the HOT TOPIC crowd broke my heart. Green Day suddenly were cool again, I could no longer see them at a place that held 1000 people, now I had to see them at these huge arenas. One thing I also lost was the Live Green Day shows. Back before American Idiot Green Day would have really cool opening bands like The Riverdales, bands that REAL GREEN DAY FANS loved! That all ended with American Idiot know we were force fed some band that was a major label was just trying to push like My Chemical Romance...I even enjoyed when Green Day went on Tour with The Living End but no more of those kind of bands. Now it was all about the eyeliner bands..I'm 33 years old now, I watched Green day grow up and I grew up with them. I watched them become fathers as I became a father myself. Make no mistake about it Green Day was basically my entire teenage life and adult life.. Those American Idiot "punk" Yuck, kids stole a piece of myself and stole my band.. I'm hoping Green Day one day goes back to being themselves again. Because these American Idiot kids are now dwindling down. There are still a huge group still around but as time passes the numbers are falling and as time passes I'm still here with MY band Green Day..I supported them in any way possible through out the dark days but I would not give 1 dollar during the American Idiot days. Here's to hoping Green Day made enough money and they can be real again. UNO, DOS,TRE I believe had some great songs on there and showed a glimmer of hope..
One thing is certain. I'm never leaving, that would be like abandoning my life. Oh on a side note for real GREEN DAY FANS. Mr T Experience, The Queers and Screeching Weasel are touring this summer!

Posted by Jonas SteVens on 05/31/2015 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Get Paid $560 to Vape Cannabis for Five Days Straight

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Re: “Get Paid $560 to Vape Cannabis for Five Days Straight

I would love to be apart of vape science. I believe 100%.. ryanellis14@icloud.com

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Posted by Ryan Ellis on 05/31/2015 at 3:08 AM

Re: “Get Paid $560 to Vape Cannabis for Five Days Straight

Add me on !

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Posted by Drew Barrows on 05/30/2015 at 5:37 PM

Re: “Water Transfers Threaten Fish and Tribes

The majority of rain in California falls in its northern third. At least the wine counties consume water which comes from their own sector and grapes really are thirsty critters. Why arrange to transfer any more water to Southern California when we can find legitimate uses for it in the North? Excess water here can be allocated to save some endangered fish. If expansionists continue in the south then let them try to channel water from the Great Lakes or the great river. We"ll all then see what the Mid-westerners think of that..

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Posted by John Randall Scott on 05/30/2015 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Get Paid $560 to Vape Cannabis for Five Days Straight

Where and how do I sign up

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Posted by Rain Rodriguez-Bailey on 05/30/2015 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Get Paid $560 to Vape Cannabis for Five Days Straight

Where do I sign up

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Posted by Kristi pate on 05/30/2015 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Chief Justice Seeks Emergency Traffic Court Reform, Jerry Brown Pushes Amnesty Program

It seems to me that if the main point of traffic fines is to deter unsafe driving habits, maybe we should copy the Finnish. The CEO of Nokia was fined the equivalent of $100,000 for speeding in the recent past. I suspect that got his attention. We could put the funds generated into driver education programs.

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Posted by Bill Hunt on 05/30/2015 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Schaaf Fails Her First Big Test

Protests in Oakland end up costing tax payers and business. This is a step in the right direction. Go pick on another city with your so called 'protest' and learn how to influence the policies you want changed. Stop trashing the city we love: Oakland CA!

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Posted by Mike Merriman on 05/30/2015 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Turning Water into Wine

If a vineyard grows a mere 15 acres and each acre can produce upwards to 2500 vines, that tallies up to 37,500 vines. If each vine produces 2-4 bottles (let's average 3 for illustration purposes) then that's 12,500 bottles which are produced from 15 acres. Given the exorbitant price of land in Sonoma County, it now becomes necessary and makes sense to charge $100 or more a bottle to recoup costs and make a profit. Ergo 12,500 x $100 = $1,250,000. A consumer who buys a bottle of wine for $100 or more, wants to be wooed. They want to be reassured that they're buying something great, at least I know I would if I was to spend $100 on a bottle of wine. So throw in an event center with a tasting room and a vacation rental, and it's obvious to see why land and water is being converted into the wine business at an alarming rate here in the county.

Indeed, this land and water grab is a direct result of greed. Privatization of water and land is a growing consequence of a government which is beholden to big business which has successfully saturated government with lobbyists and corporate insiders jockeying for their agendas. Such lack of moral leadership has come about because we are a republic and not a true democracy. If we were a real democracy, citizens would be permitted to vote directly on all large and small issues and representation would be minimal. Instead, we have career politicians who vote and, most often, their votes are driven by self-interest. Thanks in large part to campaign funding and no term limits as well as an antiquated system of representation.

Economics, government policies, a population bomb which has detonated, and dwindling environmental resources, it's no surprise we are in the dilemma were in. My greatest concern is that privatization will prevail as government blindly can not recognize the source of its' own "systemic" failure.

A special thank you to Will Parrish for a superb piece.

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Posted by Anne Tedder on 05/30/2015 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Expert: You Don't Have to Be a State Resident to Get Medical Marijuana In California Right Now

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Posted by Editor on 05/30/2015 at 12:56 AM

Re: “Weed-Infused Sex Lube Hits Market: Meet, Foria

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Posted by Editor on 05/29/2015 at 9:57 PM

Re: “Rapper Lil B Curses James Harden to Help the Warriors go to the NBA Finals

And the East Bay Express has officially stooped to the level of Star Magazine & Daily Mail. Can't for the expose on Kool John pouring syrup out over the Coliseum and now the A's stay in Oakland.

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Posted by jared donas on 05/29/2015 at 5:47 PM

Re: “Dan Kalb Proposes Tenant Protection Ordinance to Curb Landlord Harassment

Great article. Thanks for the info, it’s easy to understand. BTW, if anyone needs to fill out a city of oakland rent adjustment program form, I found a blank form here http://bit.ly/1KDkIhU

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Posted by Katherine Dimacale on 05/29/2015 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Ten FBI Agents Joining Oakland Police Department

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Posted by Editor on 05/29/2015 at 3:42 PM

Re: “At Bombay B's, Indian Food Gets Faster

Just to respond briefly to your comment, Clarence: I don't know your source on Bombay B's having closed down, but the place is still open for business as of this week. That said, when I called, I was told that they've sometimes been closing early on nights when business is slow.

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Posted by Luke Tsai on 05/29/2015 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Ten FBI Agents Joining Oakland Police Department

Why not let the federal government supply the OPD with an entire arsenal of excess military hardware? Oh, I was just kidding.

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Posted by John Randall Scott on 05/29/2015 at 10:13 AM

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