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Posted on June 16 at 5:31 p.m.
The city shut down the Compassion Center on DeLaVina becuase the operator stopped using the front door during DEA raids; the dispensary that Stephen Hosea, Director of Cottage Hospital Clinical Care Stephen Hosea MD referred to as an irreplacable asset to the community - a CPA (grad. degree) owner that the city referred to as a bookkeeper.I don't know what's going on with Joe Allen and the city, but he's an insider-a member of the local cabal, who respects corrupt local government. I don't know that he has any interest in medical cannabis - maybe he does, but I've known a couple of people who hired him for cannabis defense cases and replaced him with other attorneys because they couldn't tell whether he was working for them or the DA..He has an edge over previous dispensary owners - I doubt SBPD will try extortion as it did with others. I think approving a dispensary in a strip mall where parking is so tight that 3 businesses already keep signs in parking spaces reserving them for 1 customer each is a conscious attempt to generate a negative reaction to a dispensary; a rerun of 2009-2010.
On Marijuana in the City
Posted on June 15 at 9:06 p.m.
cartoonz - unfortunately, cannabis isn't effective treatment for pathological lying or other symptoms of psychopathy or related personality disorders.
1. Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)2. Anorexia3. Arthritis4. Cachexia5. Cancer6. Chronic pain7. Glaucoma8. Migraine9. Persistent muscle spasms, including, but not limited tospasms associated with multiple sclerosis10. Seizures, including, but not limited to seizuresassociated with epilepsy11. Severe nausea12. Any other chronic or persistent medical symptomthat either: a. Substantially limits the ability of the person toconduct one or more major life activities as definedin the Americans and Disabilities Act of 1990 (PublicLaw 101-336). b. If not alleviated, may cause serious harm to thepatient’s safety or physical or mental health.
On New Pot Shop Gets Green Light
Posted on June 15 at 5:22 p.m.
Great article, Nick, but I think you overlooked the fact that Plains didn't know about the extent of the corrosion at the time of the spill. Plains got this report 2 or 3 days after the spill. Also, the report was wrong: it grossly underestimated the corrosion that was measured after the pipe removal. This is important because it indicates a systemic problem that may mean corrosion on other pipelines is underreported in inspections, and a problem with inspectors that may apply to other pipelines. These are factors that will cause another oil spill even if pipeline operators are doing all they can to make pipelines safe. We need to make sure pipeline operators are getting accurate information. Plains wasn't, and we don't know why.
"Regulators said an inspection by third-party metallurgists revealed metal loss of greater than 45% of the pipe wall's thickness in the area of the break.Inspectors found external corrosion and metal loss ranging between 54% and 74% of the wall’s original thickness at three other spots, regulators said."http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la...
"Preliminary results showing the pipe lost nearly half the metal near the break. There were VAST DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE PRELIMINARY FINDING FROM MAY 5 THAT THE PIPE WALL LOST 45% OF ITS METAL AND WHAT INSPECTORS LEARNED WHEN THEY LOOKED AT THE PIPE. Federal regulators said Wednesday that examination indicated more than 80 percent of the pipe had worn down.
The new finding does not pinpoint the cause of the May 19 rupture, but IT EXPOSES POSSIBLE SHORT-COMINGS WITH THE TECHNOLOGY USED TO GAUGE PIPE RELIABILITY AND WITH THOSE WHO ANALYZE THE RESULTS.Whether a more accurate test could have prevented the spill seems unlikely because Plains All American Pipeline, which operates the pipe, said it had not received the results at the time of the spill. It typically takes several weeks to analyze data from high-tech instruments that can gauge the thickness of pipe walls, detect cracks and measure internal and external corrosion."http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/pi...
On Is That a Pipeline in Your Pocket …?
Posted on June 15 at 4:10 p.m.
I think the SB Bookkeeper's Association still has monthly lunch meetings there- better than nothing.
On Mulligans Café May Lose Big in Privatization of Muni Links
Posted on June 15 at 4 p.m.
Amazing hypocrisy; a sign saying "Use less - Waste less" in front of a tube made of oil products used only to protest uses of oil products like this.A sign saying "a solar spill is just a nice day" when mining for EV batteries has cuased environmental destruction and contamination of water supplies by toxic mining wastes, and Tesla's Nevada factory has a good chance of reducing water supplies to existing customers. We've had thousands of bird fatalities due to natural seeps, 2/3 of the county's air pollution is from natural seeps, and the only means of reducing them that we know of is removing the oil.
On Neither Hypocrites nor Anti-Oil
Posted on June 15 at 3:32 p.m.
garfish - "Any amount of oil not produced here WILL be produced somewhere else" - what are you talking about?Any oil not produced here by US companies will be produced here by foreign companies. China's CNOOC tried to buy Unocal in 2005. China’s national oil companies have looked to the United States to learn the shale business. Sinopec paid $1 billion for properties owned by Chesapeake Energy. Earlier, CNOOC paid billions for a one-third interest in Chesapeake acreage, the leading U.S. shale gas compan until heavy debt and low gas prices decreased its value.Sinochem, spent $1.7 billion to buy a stake in a Texas shale field owned by Pioneer Natural Resources.Royal Dutch Shell, the only company with a production-sharing agreement, signed its deal with PetroChina, an arm of the state-owned China National Petroleum Corp., in March 2012, and it is drilling its third well now. Dozens more will be needed to assess the area’s production potential.Chevron, meanwhile, is operating in an advisory capacity while Sinopec’s people do the drilling and data collection. Both companies have successful production-sharing deals in Sichuan for what is known as tight gas, also difficult to extract.
Posted on June 15 at 11:57 a.m.
lawdy - "changing the federal designation of cannabis from a schedule 1 is of paramount importance. i had hoped obama would be a supporter of such.....perhaps he can make it happen in his amf period."
The US government has owned this patent for 12 years and continued arrests and asset forfeiture for cannabis-related crimes based on its Schedule 1 designation. Do you really think the US government believed that cannabis is a drug with no medical applications since the USPO issued this patent to the US Department of Health and Human Services on Oct 7, 2003?Ever heard "follow the money"?Do you really think Obama can change the designation of cannabis in the US, where 60% of the pharmaceutical industry is controlled by the Rockefeller family?
"Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and HIV dementia. Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidoil, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention. A particular disclosed class of cannabinoids useful as neuroprotective antioxidants is formula (I) wherein the R group is independently selected from the group consisting of H, CH.sub.3, and COCH.sub.3. ##STR1##
Inventors: Hampson; Aidan J. (Irvine, CA), Axelrod; Julius (Rockville, MD), Grimaldi; Maurizio (Bethesda, MD)Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services (Washington, DC) Family ID: 26767641Appl. No.: 09/674,028Filed: February 2, 2001PCT Filed: April 21, 1999PCT No.: PCT/US99/08769PCT Pub. No.: WO99/53917PCT Pub. Date: October 28, 1999"
Posted on June 15 at 10:16 a.m.
Bill Gates’ Polio Vaccine Program Caused 47,500 Cases of Paralysis Deathhttp://nsnbc.me/2013/05/08/bill-gates...
"“In 2011 there were an extra 47500 new cases of NPAFP [non-polio acute flaccid paralysis]. Clinically indistinguishable from polio paralysis but twice as deadly, the incidence of NPAFP was directly proportional to doses of oral polio received. Through this data was collected within the polio surveillance system, it was not investigated.”
This is the same condition, but no one knows why Gracie contracted it.
I think the message here is Gracie sharing her beautiful spirit with us and giving us the ability to grow through the transformation her paralysis and fear created in her. She's given us all an incredible gift through her hardship.Thank you, Gracie. Grow in God.
On Grace Fisher Delivers Graduation Speech
Posted on June 15 at 10:04 a.m.
terredee - how many birds were injured in the pipeline leak? 3000? 10,000?You're not illogical, are you?
"like a doctor focusing all his attention on the damage caused by the prick of an IV instead of the disease that is killing his patient. It's illogical, to say the least."
LA Times: " oil patches that have injured or killed 1,500 birds.Scientists at UC Santa Barbara discovered the leakage at the Coal Oil Point seep field."
On Pipeline Photos Begin to Tell Story of Refugio Oil Spill
Posted on June 15 at 10:03 a.m.
terredee - how many birds were injured in the pipeline leak? 3000? 10,000?
La Times: " oil patches that have injured or killed 1,500 birds.Scientists at UC Santa Barbara discovered the leakage at the Coal Oil Point seep field."