Having had a few years membership in NRA I finally decided to just say no to the BS and quit them. All they want is more $$$. I asked them why didn't they ask Bush and Cheney for a few million after they walked out with over 11 billion in war profits from their watch.
I do own a collection of semi auto rifles and WWII combat rifles that are not for hunting. I like to go out and burn off a few clips and I do keep the weapons for self protection. I hunted a lot as a boy until a tour in Vietnam which caused me to swear to never take another life be it animal or human unless it was to save a life, mine or anothers.
I served as a fed LEO for some years and never fired my arms once while on duty. I was with a fellow LEO who shot a unarmed man carrying a surveyors stake he was carving on to make a play sword for his little boy. Officially the guy charged the trigger happy LEO with a sword? Shooter was exonerated from any charges as it was a clean shooting, even though the victim was not wanted on any warrant we went to serve at wrong address. I'll wager money most hunters aren't members of NRA or Tea Party members. We all cannot be John Wayne or Rambo. But some of us did serve our country and experienced what a firearm can do to another human being. I still have nightmares about it. To blame Obama for all the firearms sold to Mexico is a joke. It is a no brainer that firearms dealers on the borders of Texas and Arizona are the real blame. But hey don't go there it is all about American free enterprise, right?
Just because something is legal, doesn't make it right. Legality is a cop-out for when something smells bad, and feels wrong. If it looks bad, and smells bad, then there is something in there that's rotten. Trust your nose.
And just because you were never employed as a contractor, is not a reason to discount someone's opinion on this matter. Those trees belonged to the public, period. What their value is relative to the size of the project does not diminish their importance, nor does it diminish the stench, public or private.
Sounds like a good place to stay away from. Never heard of most music performers? What happened to the Dream Bowl concerts with three top bands for $2?
What a fantastic article, so very insightful. Thank you,
Sorry to the Guayaki supporters, but this was a great and very funny read. It's worth looking at how the people who first made use of Yerba Mate and how they regard what we've done with it. Reminds me a bit of how tobacco was used traditionally and what we've done with it since.
http://www.yerbamate.com/ really, they are awesome. you NEED to check out their tea!! I love their Yerba Mate!!!
Boo Boo Hiss to the uninspiring cover story written by Jay Schafer. His angle of traditionalism from the Argentine perspective seemed to be just a thinly veiled dislike of the Guayaki company. It was petty and very unsupportive of a local company.
FYI, EcoTeas sells more loose organic yerba mate in the United States than all other yerba mate brands combined.
To all who listen:
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I hope the comedy acts are as good as the musical ones!
While I agree that the public is getting ripped off, there is nothing illegal going on.But perhaps, deals were made before hand that we are unaware of. That's how money is made, saddly.,
haha so many unanswered questions..
Why does Kate have a okcupid account in a relationship where her "boyfriend" was trying to cheat with her!?!
I should try it!
"Open space is not CalTrans property.
They own so much land to enable drayage services to operate.
Yes, the isles of Redwoods were inspiring.
But the highway is set up wrong in many areas due to growth.
$30.5 million dollars will help in increasing safety, width of roadway, greater travel , sidewalks, at severe locations. The trees are not the highway but they sure were coming along in making Hwy. 101 North appear as Hwy. 280, San Mateo County. Just patience and volunteer planting may help out after completion and new locations to provide visual Redwood trees.
Are you planning to pay for the dredging of the Petaluma river, harbor, turning basin, channel, creek drainage, floods are coming...Set aside twelve million dollars its bad, real bad. I would be embarrassed for interfering with the stewards of the Petaluma River and their operations with asphalt and moving gravel from barges. They took care of the community. You want to cut them off from South County grandfathered Union sites, U.S. Longshoreman sites. Shame on you and your blues. Accept change and plant/work on your own property away from the highway. It works for my tree forest from the 50' Cedars taken from the Trinity Alps as one foot seedlings.
$30.5 million dollar contract and you're snivling on trees planted upon CalTrans land?
Bridges, overpasses frontage roads. big concrete pours, creek pile driving, column boring, land stabilization, slope. water diversion, demolition of concrete recycling, staging areas, etc.
Were you ever employed as an estimator for highway construction.
No, I wonder what you print has any basis to business.
The gift of 200 trees to Sturgeons Historic Mill on Greenhill Rd . Seb. was wonderful for public school services.
The only running steam powered mill perhaps in the U.S. and they receive local classes of school kids being shown the original way of milling.
The trees will be replanted and used as visuals, sound barriers, etc.
David, Thanks for letting us know what is going on. I've been so disturbed with seeing all the redwoods being taken down... Wish I had known before, wonder if we could have stopped it??? So sad... Speaking of the Gateway to Sonoma County, whatever happened to the Dutra building? Is it still in court?
Since we seem to be transitioning to the much-vaunted "Wine Country", does that mean that CalTrans is going to start planting grapes alongside the new and improved 101? There will be at least 3-4 years before a landscaping and revegetation plan is decided by CalTrans and SCTA, so there will be an even longer period for drivers and visitors to stare at freshly mowed bare land.
In Petaluma, CalTrans is building a formulaic new South Petaluma Boulevard Interchange, which not only "required" cutting the entire heron and egret rookery trees (yeah, the lowly eucalyptus), but is also going to grace the Gateway to Sonoma County with a 40' high standard issue overcrossing and 4 traffic lights for southbound commuters, where there are none now.
CalTrans: not known for grace or design, no less concern about local traffic congestion.
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