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If "history" was the true reason for hanging onto display of Civil War statues on public property...

... then there should be no objection to erecting statues of the following 19th Century American people all over the South, in front of court houses, schools, city parks, etc..., including but not limited to:

1) John Brown (white abolitionist who led a slave rebellion)

2) Nat Turner (African American who led a slave rebellion)

3) Dred Scott

4) Booker T. Washington

5) Ida Wells

6) Harriet Tubman

7) Frederick Douglass

The White House is undergoing major renovations

Wouldn't this be a great opportunity to change all the locks?


Toxic waste from U.S. pot farms alarms experts

The downside of the pot industry...

Toxic waste from U.S. pot farms alarms experts

WEAVERVILLE, Calif. (Reuters) - Pollution from illegal marijuana farms deep in California's national forests is far worse than previously thought, and has turned thousands of acres into waste dumps so toxic that simply touching plants has landed law enforcement officers in the hospital.

The volume of banned or restricted pesticides and illegally applied fertilizers in the woods dwarfs estimates by the U.S. Forest Service in 2014, when a top enforcement official testified that the pollution was threatening forest land in California and other states.

California accounts for more than 90 percent of illegal U.S. marijuana farming, with much of it exported to other states from thousands of sites hidden deep inside forested federal land, and more on private property, law enforcement officials said. The state is still developing a licensing system for growers even though legal retail sales of the drug will begin next year, and medical use has been allowed for decades.

Ecologist Mourad Gabriel, who documents the issue for the Forest Service as well as other state, local and federal law enforcement agencies, estimates California's forests hold 41 times more solid fertilizers and 80 times more liquid pesticides than Forest Service investigators found in 2013.
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