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Great news: New England sees a return of forests and wildlife

About our East Coast Habitat:

(The caption of the picture seems off, that doesn't look much like restored forest.)
Posted by AnotherDreamWeaver | Sun Sep 1, 2013, 01:33 AM (27 replies)

Does anyone know why posts on the left side of the Greatest Page have a line through them?

this side, when I copied and pasted it the line through it vanished???

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Posted by AnotherDreamWeaver | Sat Aug 31, 2013, 03:12 PM (24 replies)

No Weed, Just Weeds. A SWAT Raid in Texas.

A site search didn't show this had been posted:

No Weed, Just Weeds

City of Arlington SWAT Raid on Peaceful Organic Farmers is a Big Budget Bust

Click here for updates and progress in this matter

Arlington, TX August 5, 2013

At around seven thirty last Friday morning, inhabitants of The Garden of Eden, a small Intentional Community based on Sustainability, were awakened by a SWAT raid conducted by the City of Arlington for suspicion of being a full fledged marijuana growth and trafficking operation. Ultimately only a single arrest was made based on unrelated outstanding traffic violations, a handful of citations were given for city code violations, and zero drug related violations were found.

The entire operation lasted about 10 hours and involved many dozens of city officials, SWAT team, police officers and code compliance employees, and numerous official vehicles including dozens of police cars and several specialized vehicular equipment that was involved in the “abatement” operation. Witnesses say that there were helicopters and unmanned flying drones circling the property in the days prior to the raid that are presumed to have been a part of the intelligence gathering. The combined expenses for the raid itself and the collection of information leading up to the fruitless raid are estimated in the tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars.

All 8 adults present in the house were initially handcuffed at the gunpoint of heavily armed SWAT officers, including the mother of a 22 month old and a two week old baby who was separated from her children during the raid. The police enforced activity on the day of the raid included mowing the grass, the forcible destruction of both wild and cultivated plants like blackberries, lamb’s quarters and okra, and the removal of other varied materials from around the premises such as pallets, tires and cardboard that the Community members say they had collected for use in sustainability projects. No marijuana or other drugs were found on site and the inhabitants of the premises were all unarmed.

After several hours and many requests from the community members, the City Police Officers finally produced two warrants. The first was a Search Warrant for a suspected marijuana growth and distribution operation purportedly being concealed on the premises. There was also an Inspection & Abatement Warrant for code compliance violations such as tall grass and storage in the yard, an issue that the City of Arlington and The Garden of Eden have been disputing since February of this year. The marijuana warrant was issued based on an unsubstantiated claim by an Arlington City Police Officer of possession of marijuana by one of the community members for which there is no police record. Garden of Eden community members also say they have a series of documents showing that their dispute with the City of Arlington over the code compliance violations had already been addressed and settled.

(That's the first 4 paragraphs, more at link.)
Posted by AnotherDreamWeaver | Wed Aug 14, 2013, 01:14 AM (26 replies)

Here is a 360 degree view from Pole Mountain, the Sonoma Land Trust is trying to purchase

this property. It is the Fire Lookout for our several Fire Departments. If you know of any way to help them it would be appreciated.

Posted by AnotherDreamWeaver | Sat Jul 20, 2013, 01:22 AM (0 replies)

My Supervisor was arrested running around in his socks and underwear last weekend

Just thought you all might want to know what has happened to a "Corporate Enabler" in Sonoma Co. Calif.

The local chat page: http://www.waccobb.net/forums/showthread.php?99388-Efren-Carrillo-arrested-on-Prowling-and-Burglary-charges!!!!&p=168641#post168641

Looks like an out of town DA will handle the case: http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/napa-da-handling-sonoma-supervisor-efren-carrillo-s-case/article_ad61c220-eff3-11e2-ae5e-001a4bcf887a.html

I didn't find Efrens name with a search, so figured the news should be shared, even though it is a week old. The Press Democrat covered the story too.

Posted by AnotherDreamWeaver | Fri Jul 19, 2013, 01:37 PM (0 replies)

Do you Pray, or Wish Good Vibes? I have an assignment

I read the weather report, 20 percent chance of showers, also thunderstorms.

Locking up the sheep (The coyote was chased out of the pasture today) I felt a little sprinkle.

Then a Fire Department email comes through about seeing lightning. When I replied I hadn't seen any, he sent this:

Yep, we are sitting on the back porch and it is almost like a 4th of July
show at 11PM. Looks like the North is just getting hammered. Something is
going to be burning by morning. Could they see another 2008???
Swing by Plotz hill at first light and holler if you see any smoke!
- 4316

A friend from Santa Rosa can see the lightning and asked how it was out here. (I am 4 miles from the coast.)

I went out and looked West, sure enough, it's quite a show. We had one about two weeks ago. Sonoma Co. had 18 smokes the next day, last count I heard. I've lived here 30+ years and summer rain and lightning is not our thing. Seen some fierce Winter Lightning storms, knocked out power for days. But not this summer stuff.

Posted by AnotherDreamWeaver | Thu Jul 4, 2013, 01:58 AM (7 replies)

Doesn't have standing? (Prop 8 ruling)

So, the appoinents lose?
Posted by AnotherDreamWeaver | Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:30 AM (3 replies)

has this Ad from Australia been posted here?

It was new to me today:
Posted by AnotherDreamWeaver | Fri Jun 21, 2013, 02:56 AM (1 replies)

Russia Warns Obama: Global War Over “Bee Apocalypse” Coming Soon


Russia Warns Obama: Global War Over “Bee Apocalypse” Coming Soon

The shocking minutes relating to President Putin’s meeting this past week with US Secretary of State John Kerry reveal the Russian leaders “extreme outrage” over the Obama regimes continued protection of global seed and plant bio-genetic giants Syngenta and Monsanto in the face of a growing “bee apocalypse” that the Kremlin warns “will most certainly” lead to world war.

According to these minutes, released in the Kremlin today by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation (MNRE), Putin was so incensed over the Obama regimes refusal to discuss this grave matter that he refused for three hours to even meet with Kerry, who had traveled to Moscow on a scheduled diplomatic mission, but then relented so as to not cause an even greater rift between these two nations.

At the center of this dispute between Russia and the US, this MNRE report says, is the “undisputed evidence” that a class of neuro-active insecticides chemically related to nicotine, known as neonicotinoids, are destroying our planets bee population, and which if left unchecked could destroy our world’s ability to grow enough food to feed its population.

So grave has this situation become, the MNRE reports, the full European Commission (EC) this past week instituted a two-year precautionary ban (set to begin on 1 December 2013) on these “bee killing” pesticides following the lead of Switzerland, France, Italy, Russia, Slovenia and Ukraine, all of whom had previously banned these most dangerous of genetically altered organisms from being used on the continent.

Posted by AnotherDreamWeaver | Sat Jun 1, 2013, 06:56 PM (18 replies)

I didn't see this post about a man from Iran about to be deported from UK


(He killed himself rather than experience whatever would have happened if he was deported.)
Posted by AnotherDreamWeaver | Fri May 31, 2013, 09:44 PM (0 replies)
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