Monday, August 29, 2016

Guardians: end livestock grazing on the People's ground

ip photo of cattle shitting in a sensitive watershed on the Black Hills National Forest. Note bug kill. Antimicrobials in manure kill fungal communities necessary for healthy forests. In 2014 there were eight grazing allotments on the Northern Hills district that can no longer support livestock.

WildEarth Guardians is based just up I-25 from the ranch yet they have had far-reaching influence on sage grouse and wolf protection in the Northern Rockies. The Guardians' Jeremy Nichols has litigated environmental issues in the Black Hills.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported the federal government spends at least $144 million annually managing private livestock grazing on federal public lands, but collects only $21 million in grazing fees—for a net loss of at least $123 million per year. It’s time to give ranchers a graceful way out. Join us in telling Congress to pass legislation that will allow us to work with ranchers to retire livestock grazing from our most sensitive and valuable public lands in the West. [WildEarth Guardians]
Republican welfare ranchers are the real ecoterrorists who hate subsidies unless they benefit from them.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Federal court rules against profiling cars from cannabis states

Cops' lives suck. Little wonder they abuse their families, alcohol, drugs, food, power, detainees and even occasionally murder their wives.

A South Dakota state trooper spent his time profiling cars with license plates from states with legal cannabis...that is until Zachary Bader was nearly killed for violating a Washington man's civil rights.
A federal appeals court says law enforcement officials in Kansas cannot stop and search motorists for having nothing more than out-of-state license plates from states that have legalized marijuana. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday says the officer’s reasoning would justify the search of citizens from more than half of the states in the country. It found the officers violated Peter Vasquez’s Fourth Amendment rights in searching his car. [Associated Press]
After defending himself against Trooper Bader Donald Willingham wants his assault case moved from Pennington County because pre-trial publicity in the chemical toilet prevents a fair hearing. There isn't a single media outlet in South Dakota that isn't in the tank for the Republican Party. Willingham's co-defendants could be freed after the Appeals Court decision on unlawful search and seizure.

Recall that in 2012 short guy power hungry Bader accosted a Montana family instead of policing Sturgis Rally traffic. In 2004 Montana voters legalized cannabis for some patients.

South Dakota vilifies teachers especially those who won't carry firearms into classrooms but hides the records of psychotic behavior presented by bad actors like Trooper Bader from public view.

Cannabis activists are opposing California‘s legalization measure because they fear Big Dope will dominate the industry.

In a related story Spearditch has been named Best Hippie Town in South Dakota.

With no thanks to lobbyists for the pharmaceutical, alcohol and law enforcement industries South Dakota has the most tyrannical and dangerous cannabis laws in the US.

"Permanent ban" my pink glutei: being a pariah is hard but holy fucking jesus the rewards are so transcendentally satisfying!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Jackley supports cannabis research; studies say it lowers taxpayer cost

According to WNAX Radio South Dakota's fuzzy earth hater attorney general has made an about-face on cannabis. Marty Jackley says he supports a further look and that he's working with federal agencies to ensure his donors can cut a fat hog institutionalizing pharmaceutical weed.
“We are seeing patients that are reporting that they are finding a medication that is meeting their needs where other medications did not," said Steph Sherer with Americans for Safe Access. Sherer says she's encouraged to see new research published by the journal, Health Affairs. It found the number of prescriptions for painkillers dipped dramatically in states where medical marijuana is legal. [KOTA teevee]
Ahead of a run for governor the Jackley-booted thug popped two cannabis consultants who allegedly contracted with the Flandreau Santee Sioux Nation to provide cultivars and equipment for a grow operation. All of a sudden it's pretty clear why fellow Republican, Governor Dennis Daugaard, supported more gambling at the FSST casino. The State of South Dakota receives revenue from FSST through a compact with the nation. The state and the Yankton Sioux Nation are mulling a gaming compact.

The hypocrisy of Jackley and the SDGOP is boundless. Jackley is a white supremacist bent on keeping tribes repressed. $20 says the State of South Dakota has paid off tribal officials to resist cannabis grow ops.

One player has rolled over to cover his own ass and Eric Hagen has pleaded not guilty.

South Dakota's Division of Criminal Investigation has revealed multiple unlawful practices and questionable activity throughout the Flandreau Police Department.

Attorney General Marty Jackley is not only a partisan twerp he's as dirty as the police forces he oversees. Jackley says he believes conflict of interest laws are too lax yet he is hoarding information on Bendagate that could put his political party in the legal cross hairs. He's struggling to raise enough campaign cash to run for governor.

South Dakota media outlets are rife with stories about a meth and heroin epidemic and Marty Jackley takes on a guy alleged to have fifty five cannabis seeds for a legal buyer even as his homeboys and minions in the law enforcement industry look away from the Sturgis Rally bacchanal.

Jackley is a recipient of campaign contributions from Big Pharma, the major beneficiary of the recent Drug Enforcement Administration edict, and of course big bucks from Big Booze. Thanks to lobbyists for those industries South Dakota has the most tyrannical and dangerous cannabis laws in the US.

It would be interesting to know how much beer distributors pay tribal authorities to keep reservations dry.
The state should hire a full-time law enforcement officer in Whiteclay, Nebraska, and open an alcohol detox center to clean up the notorious border town, an ad hoc committee formed by Gov. Pete Ricketts has recommended. “Whiteclay is becoming the Flint, Michigan, of Nebraska,” said Lincoln businessman Alan Jacobsen, a former candidate for governor. He was among a group of Lincoln advocates calling for action from the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission. [Omaha World-Herald]
Cannabis has shown to be an effective treatment for alcoholism.

Screw Nebraska: a tribal cannabis turnabout would be Whiteclay fair play. Flood the state with cannabis grown in the Oglala Lakota Nation.

Let’s ensure that cannabis cultivation and distribution stay out of the hands of Big Dope. It’s time to enter compacts with the tribes, let them distribute on the rez, on off-reservation properties and in Deadwood.

Cops' lives suck. Little wonder they abuse their families, alcohol, drugs, food, power, detainees and even occasionally murder their wives.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Gillette vying to become asshole of Wyoming

Gillette, Wyoming is a scary place. It's where ecocide is encouraged and Black Hills Energy releases mercury from coal burning power plants into South Dakota's watersheds.
A planned anti-Islam rally in Gillette has some residents concerned. The event, advertised on Facebook as a Wyoming Against Islam rally, is set for Saturday at Cam-Plex Park. The group plans to burn the faith’s holy book, the Quran, at the event. Jon Roan, an electrician for a local coal mine, said he is organizing the event with his wife and another man. [Casper Star-Trib]
These white supremacists are simply creating a wedge issue to raise money for personal gain.
Bret Colvin says [he] founded the “Stop Islam in Gillette” Facebook group for one reason. “I don’t want Jihadis in my neighborhood.” Colvin is a Catholic, and an ex-Marine. Aftab Khan is one of Gillette’s few Muslims. “I was born in Sheridan,” says Aftab Khan. “I lived in Worland for a while. I attended the University of Wyoming. And now I’ve been in Gillette for sixteen years. You can’t ask for more of a Wyomingite than me—I’ve lived my whole life here. And the same is true for much of family.”
Read it all here.

While Missoula, Montana is embracing refugees from America's War on Islam Wyoming is the only state refusing to accept the victims of empire.
Among the refugees who many are urging we shut the door on include Yazidis, Muslims and Christians who are being attacked and killed because they do not share terrorist ideology or support violent extremism. It is unfortunate politicians seek to exploit this tragic situation for political advantage. To turn our backs on men, women and children fleeing persecution from any part of the world would be a repudiation of all that America has stood for. [LTE, Brian A. Liesinger, Executive Director, Heart Mountain, Wyoming Foundation]
"Why Donald Trump should visit Heart Mountain, Wyoming:" Billings Gazette.

Catholicism is hope like syphilis is charity.