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Re: “Marijuana Legalization Proponents Sue Sen. Dianne Feinstein Over Proposition 64

DINO or not, there's not much progressive about the Democratic Party. If anything at all.

Feinstein is more like a dinosaur than a DINO. Her ideas are ancient and tend towards violence and repression far more than civil liberty or rights.

In addition she's definitely a one percenter, filthy rich and very out-of-touch with ordinary folks.

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 08/08/2016 at 12:00 PM

Re: “'A People's Port': Unions, Community Groups Hope to 'Revive' Oakland with Jobs Agreement at Army Base Project

I totally support Myre's work to Ban The Box.

But I can't help but notice that she's also on the planning commission and regularly blocks projects where she is involved with the negotiations when they don't go in her favor.

I would be incredibly surprised if this doesn't get killed in the planning commission by her, costing us millions of dollars in investment.

Posted by Victoria Fierce on 08/08/2016 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Free Will Astrology

I so love my horoscope this week! Brilliant!

Posted by Mario Savioni on 08/07/2016 at 9:08 PM

Re: “Oakland’s Only Nigerian Restaurant Makes Way for a New Beer Garden

In was born and raised in Oakland, and live with my wife and kid in our home in the Laurel. The outrage in this page is ridiculous and misplaced. I've been waiting for a spot like this beer garden here for over 20 years. I can't wait for my family and I to become regulars there.

Posted by John Killroy on 08/07/2016 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Toxic Vapors Discovered Inside Oakland School

A charter school can cut corners that a public school cannot - in this case, a thorough environmental review before putting children into a facility.

Posted by Charlie Pine on 08/07/2016 at 11:20 AM

Re: “City Forcing West Oakland’s Alliance Metals to Close on August 20, But Supporters Argue Recyclers Have No Safety Net

Why don't you rally to support an Alliance Metals in you neighborhood ?
I am sure that these people, and of course you and your neighbors, will be very happy with this relationship.

Posted by Jerry Howe on 08/07/2016 at 8:20 AM

Re: “Toxic Vapors Discovered Inside Oakland School

Was there any testing data on the tap water safety at the site?

Posted by Elizabeth Yu on 08/06/2016 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Oakland’s Only Nigerian Restaurant Makes Way for a New Beer Garden

I look forward to this beer garden coming to my neighborhood. Congratulations Paul for fulfilling your dream.
Also Sequoia Diner is the best breakfast and lunch ever!
I just wish they were open 7 days a week!

Posted by Alice Montgomery on 08/06/2016 at 7:49 AM

Re: “Bay Area Weed Authors Throw Free Book Party 'Lit LIT!' Aug. 17

What facts are these authors (not so-called) withholding from the public? Who do you know is intimately involved with medical marijuana and not aware of the very real dangers that are present from just growing/handling what is still a Schedule I substance? Why exactly are you so angry? Have you spoken to any one of these authors?

The Dank Duchess
Writer for Weed World Magazine

Posted by The Dank Duchess on 08/06/2016 at 1:13 AM

Re: “Las Vegas Now A Bust for Most California Medical Pot Patients

So let's put this question of "reciprocity" in another light and use the right to bear arms (2nd Amendmebt) as an anology. Let's say we were talking about guns and the right to carry a firearm, if I buy a gun and follow the laws of the land and someone else goes further wanting to aquire a concealed weapons permit does that give the permit holder more of a right to gear arms? A larger percentage of individuals don't go the extra mile and request or require a permit to do what is a civil right when they wish to protect themselves so why should an individual who has the right to choose what kind of medicine or product they want to ingest or enjoy have to go the extra mile and get a permit or special permission in order to do so? Just say'in that we all need to stop the madness and stigma placed on marijuana by our government and corporate capitalist from the 70's and look at the facts and the future of camnabis, a plant put on this planet by God for a purpose and s reason!

Think about it and think outside of the media and government controlled box!

Dave Armstrong
Managing Member of MediMarts
A Closed-Loop California Collective

Posted by Dave Armstrong on 08/05/2016 at 8:51 PM

Re: “Bay Area Weed Authors Throw Free Book Party 'Lit LIT!' Aug. 17

I have never seen such a blatant attempt to profiteer from the ignorance of medical patients than these so-called authors and individuals putting everyone's livelihood in jeopardy because they won't and don't tell the truth and the facts to the people! Until the IRS says you can "sell", "grow" and "profit" from a controlled substance NO one is safe and everyone will be sorry when the Federal Tax Man comes calling or audits you! While these individuals proport you to blatantly violate federal law without explaining the risks and potential of prosecution and the loss of your assets and livelihood by having to spend ten years to life in prison is preposterous. The fact is plain and simple folks, anyone having anything to do with marijuana can't avoid federal law and the IRS, DOJ & DEA! Uncle Sam wants YOU in federal prison and your assets for following state and local municipalities laws simply so they can "profiteer" themselves, if they thought they could do it themselves without the same threats we ALL face then they'd be doing it on their own! Wake up America and smell what the cannabis is cooking, cannabis has become a cash cow for California and were infecting the rest of the greedy nation now!

Dave Armstrong
Managing Member of MediMarts
A Closed-Loop California Collective

Posted by Dave Armstrong on 08/05/2016 at 8:30 PM

Re: “Readers Poll Winners: Nightlife & Entertainment

O k .. I know that my eyes are not super great, but ......

.... wasn't there a category for ' best athlete ' ?? -- Can't find it here.

If it's here, which athlete got the most votes?

Thanks much .. :)

Posted by Valire Davis Orr on 08/05/2016 at 6:27 PM

Re: “Oakland Rapper Allblack is Free and Back with a New Track, "Salute Me"

Dopest Oakland rapper

Posted by Kad Smith on 08/05/2016 at 2:52 PM

Re: “All Hail Jasmine Infiniti, the Self-Proclaimed Queen of Hell

My wife <3

Posted by Kim Smith on 08/05/2016 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Controversial 'Bulletproof' Police Firearms Training Canceled by Santa Clara Sheriff

Chip, you're not a Solider or Marine. You're not in a foreign land fighting an enemy combatant. You are a civilian first and foremost that has been given a level of authority by the state, county, or city to enforce laws. There is *no* war between LEO and the civilian population that you have sworn to protect and serve.

The fact that you compare your duties as being at War with the civilian population is quite disturbing and ridiculous at best. I'm actually quite surprised you passed the psych test as this is something that should be screened out.

While I don't deny that the job you chose on your own free will is difficult and dangerous or that the accusations by the other posters are misguided, you're not the mercenary of the state. People like you are not defending my freedom or protecting me.

Posted by Robert Hope on 08/05/2016 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Controversial 'Bulletproof' Police Firearms Training Canceled by Santa Clara Sheriff

The pseudonymous "Chip DeBlock" makes it clear that he has problems reading when he says: "Well, it didn't take long before people like Hobart Johnson threw the race card."

My comments were written expressly NOT to "throw the race card" and to refer to shootings of civilians in general not those of a certain group.

Not to harp on the policy statement that's written below the comment area: "Anonymous and pseudonymous comments will be removed." Bye bye "Chip."

Posted by Hobart Johnson on 08/05/2016 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Critics Say 'Troubling' New California Bill Would Keep Even More Police Body-Camera Footage Secret

Well of course ANY video of Anyone being murdered is morbid and offensive, so thry get to keep all the footage of them slaughtering people, from the cameras that were implemented in the first place fir transparency. Makes perfect sense.

Posted by Marissa Sofka on 08/05/2016 at 5:33 AM

Re: “The Time is Now Closing Party at Naming Gallery

Amazing! Hil Jaeger is my artist crush. xoxoxoxoxxo

Posted by Yael Hartmann on 08/05/2016 at 4:37 AM

Re: “Controversial 'Bulletproof' Police Firearms Training Canceled by Santa Clara Sheriff

Not to beat a dead horse, but for those of you interested in looking at a deadly force video (less than 3 mins long) and seeing how good you are at determining whether or not it's a good shoot, here's a link to the one we just put together:

Posted by Chip DeBlock on 08/04/2016 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Controversial 'Bulletproof' Police Firearms Training Canceled by Santa Clara Sheriff

Well, it didn't take long before people like Hobart Johnson threw the race card and Miles Monroe demonstrated he is clueless about the war inside our borders. I know Miles Monroe is not a LEO and I hope to God Hobart Johnson isn't either.

One thing cops like about each other is telling it like it is. There is no sugar coating and no facade. So, let me take a stab at it:

Hobart Johnson, you are either ineptly unaware of the factual data surround OISs or are intentionally misrepresenting the facts. If bad guys didn't try to kill LEOs and obeyed law enforcement's commands, they wouldn't get shot! Did you know that The Washington Post compiled data shows that:
1. Cops killed nearly twice as many whites as blacks in 2015
2. More whites and Hispanics die from police homicides than blacks
3. Black and Hispanic officers are more likely to shoot blacks than white cops
4. Blacks are more likely to kill cops than be killed by cops

Also, when interpreting stats to say that cops are more likely to kill an unarmed black man than an unarmed white man, what is not being revealed is that they are giving the label of being "unarmed" to bad guys trying to get the officer's gun, beating the cop with his own equipment, etc..

Don't stop reading, it gets better...a new study by Harvard Professor Roland G. Fryer Jr. (a black man) found NO RACIAL BIAS in how law enforcement used lethal force against blacks. Sorry to take the wind out of your sail!

We actually talked about racism in law enforcement on Episode 64 of the LEO Round Table law enforcement talk show in case you want to check it out:

Miles Monroe, I still can't believe you have your head in the sand when it comes to war in the United States. So kindly get your notepad because SCHOOL IS IN SESSION. You can start by doing the following:

1. Drafting a letter to the families of the 49 people killed and to the 53 people injured in the June 12th Pulse nightclub mass shooting by domestic terrorist Omar Mateen. Oh, BTW, the shooter was killed by Orlando police.
2. Drafting a letter to the families of the 5 police officers killed, the 7 police officers injured and the 2 civilians injured on July 7th by Dallas sniper Micah Xavier Johnson. The sniper was killed by police.
3. Drafting a letter to the families of the 3 police officers killed and the 3 police officers wounded on July 17th by Baton Rouge gunman Gavin Long.

Of course I said "draft" because you would be crucified by the public if you were insensitive enough to actually send it. It's bad enough that there's a real war out there and law enforcement is having to fight it, but it's INFURIATING that you refuse to acknowledge the actual presence of this war and law enforcement's role in fighting it FOR YOU!

Posted by Chip DeBlock on 08/04/2016 at 3:38 PM

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