@ Grace McNamee Decker, until you have lived through an event like Virginia Tech (like I have), you are just speculating like the rest. Take it from a guy that was there, if I was carrying, (or any other trained, responsible person) was carrying, the count would not have reached over 10.
For those in Healdsburg who want to party locally check out the Old School Funk and Disco Party at Frank & Ernie's Steakhouse (9 Mitchell Ln) featuring DJ Terpenoid and DJ Bank$hot spinning the best rare grooves mixed with dashes of electronica, Brazilian groove and selected modern classics.
This is a bunch of hog wash. Ari, why haven't written about Eric Holder and Barack Obama and the thousands of guns (Which led to hundreds of murders in Mexico) they illegally sold to cartels. Those individuals are the ones who should not own guns . Your a hunter?? I doubt it , you should thank the NRA they have been the only ones that have truly stood up to our authoritarian government on guns.
Lastly, did you hear the story 2 days ago about what happened in Sacramento?
"California family was enjoying the Christmas holiday as the children were having a sleepover when a home intruder broke into their home. The homeowner, who was looking to protect his family took action and shot and killed the invader. A gun battle occurred at 3:30 A.M. on Saturday morning outside of the home. The homeowner was treated for gunshot wounds along with two other suspects.
The Identification of the deceased home intruder has not yet been released. 21-year-old Thomas Ordonaz, who was also injured in the shooting was later arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and accessory."
I suppose you didn't hear this one did you? Possibly more children would have been dead if this man was not able to defend himself with his own guy. I hope that you follow up on your last garbage article with something about this event!
Thank-you, Ari Levaux, for clearing up a misconception. Not knowing any hunters, I've always assumed that they walked hand-in-hand with the NRA. I hope this inspires other non-NRA hunters to speak out.
Q: How many NRA members does it take to change a light bulb?
A: 4,300,000. One to start changing the bulb until shot dead by a psychotic relative using a weapon bought for the NRA member's personal protection. 4,299,999 to claim that the only problem the US has with guns is that there are not enough of them.
"If any of the 6 women killed in sandy hook had a concealed carry gun, there would have likely been fewer killed." (said Stephen Weiss.)
That is the kind of statement that makes me feel like gun fetishists (thanks Ari) live on their own special planet where "could have" and "might have" carry as much weight as, you know, facts.
Ari Levaux does not speak for hunters. Every statistic that he quotes that I am separately informed on is cooked, misleading at best. The kid told the school he brought the gun for safety, but no one at the school believed him, not the other students, not the administration. His bragging actions with the gun and intimidating other students with it betrayed the real reason. Ari's claim that armed citizens do not prevent or limit the scale of mass killings is rediculous. They just cannot completely eliminate the behavior. If any of the 6 women killed in sandy hook had a concealed carry gun, there would have likely been fewer killed. Armed mass killers in Israel dont kill 30, they kill 3-6 before the armed populace bring them down.
Thank you Sonoma County for stopping Zane and Brown. They are attacking innocent members of the cannabis community and must be stopped! Times are changing and Cannabis will be free and Legal and they need to accept this. These women are driven by a fear of the herb, and as a community we should encourage them to see cannabis in its true light, a vehicle for health, creativity, peace and prosperity. My heart goes out to all that have been victims of this terrible persecution. Long live Marijuana. Legalize!
Thanks for a great story on a very important topic. Keeping in mind that with the shockingly low wages for picking grapes and the fact that many of these workers are exploited and endangered with poor working conditions, lack of adequate shade and water and few job protections, another solution to the lack of low income housing is the use of union jobs and union contracts which bring with them a voice at work, safety standards, health care and decent wages. Paying good middle class wages is the best way to allow people to afford housing, so they don't have to live 3 or 4 families to an apartment or drive two hours to get to work. The people and especially the wine growers in Napa can't complain about low income housing if they don't pay living wages. If they aren't willing to pay decent wages they should be building housing that workers can afford. They can't count on taxpayers to subsidize the wine industry with roads, schools, housing and infrastructure while they make huge profits by exploiting workers.
This article reads like it is greasing the wheels for the Federal Govt. and the BigPharma. Melinda, do you have any knowledge of this patent? http://lookingglass.blog.co.uk/2012/02/19/the-curious-case-of-patent-number-12825157/
Drones & Directed Energy Assaults are used for two purposes 1)mass murder 2) kill the will of man.
Understand that the wholesale killing and torturing of people globally by the fbi/cia/pentagon, and their operatives is executed by any means available, including Drones, Directed Energy Weaponry, High Tech Chemical & Biological Assaults. The killers of this nation understand that mass murder is not enough to stop the adversaries; one must also break the will of man to defend his own country, his own life (& that of his family) and his own sanity. Total psychological surrender is required. Torture and the threat of torture are the new weaponry used by the United States Of America in order to once and for all control all mankind and all nations. The USA's own combat veterans and patriots are also subject to the deadly assaults and torture. For more on torture see:
Early on in the efforts by the fbi to prevent me from reporting their crimes, the fbi notified me that they will break me:
See broken toothpick message dated Feburary 8, 2002 at
I was really bummed out when the bribes kicked in and the Target mess was approved. Yes I say bribes were set in place this is the only way these corporate vultures operate. The mess caused by this project will never paid back. The jobs lost to these part time slave wages will be felt whether we think so or not. This mess will not see my body enter it shopping. I avoid these junk sales outlets. SHOP LOCALLY! SHOP SMALL BUSINESSES! KEEP YOU MONEY IN PETALUMA
This was a great read,a potentially horrible situation that had a happy ending.It's nice to know every thing went great for you and that you gave the student who dosed you a second chance.Funny that he will be dosing people legally for a living now,but with drugs far more dangerous than LSD
Wanted to write the Bohemian, there are a few more big food producers hiding behind organic names, that they didn't include.. spectrum, hain celestial, some of newmans own, which have gmo ingredients, companies you would never suspect but it is sadly true. Im in vote for the National Labeling Campaign!! :) ...and Hello to you Sheperd :) Yes the Grange is a special place for me too! keep up the good work.
The Grange is indeed growing, here in Sebastopol, and throughout California, as this article indicates. I joined in 2010 and find it a rewarding and fun group to be a part of. We meet at the Grange Hall on Highway 12 on the last Tuesday of each month, starting with a potluck--great food--followed by a meeting. We are open to all. The Grange, which I used to attend at our family farm in Iowa in the middle of the 20th century, is a very family-friendly organization. People of all ages are welcome. Check it out.
Most people working as "driller or oiler upon a drill rig," get paid above average in benefits and wages. Some work offshore. They are fit from day one. We are called Operating Engineers Local #3 members. We are paid to dress up for the mud and come home complete. We create high-rises, tunnels, railway lines, highways, waterways, levees. Thanks for trying to imitate us without the paycheck.
I really enjoyed reading the claims of the owners of its employees able to buy housing while employed in "the best dining" in Sonoma County. This is a "good business." And the reputation for fresh and quality service delivers. Thank you Stark family.
I love to walk, I ride a bicycle and ride a scooter regularly and have never been harrassed in 25 years as referenced in this article.
Every year hundreds of good intentions are translated into new codes, rules and regulations. Unfortunately good intentions also obey the law of unintended consequences. Let me give you an example. In the 90's I participated for years in a homeless feeding program in San Francisco at the Civic Center on Sundays. One day (to help) we decided to let all the people with crutches and canes go to the front of the line without having to wait. Well within 3 weeks the numbers of people with canes and crutches more than tripled from before.
When we ask for new laws we very rarely see how they play themselves out over the years in real life. In many cases they create as many problems as they solve. We need to find wiser and saner ways to deal with our issues rather than want to regulate everything.
now that we elected the better guy -- time to let him know what we think of his behavior. You know Jerry Garcia (the great philosopher) once said when you choose the lesser of two evils, you're still choosing EVIL.
Wonderful piece, Scott! I really enjoyed reading it. So much gratifying fun behind reading a good, published piece by someone I remember fondly.
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