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The Excess Energy Tax is Economic Suicide for Humboldt County – Turn Out the Lights

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 3, 2014 by highboldtage

Yesterday I sent you my analysis from 2012 about the Arcata excess energy tax.
A couple of months ago I sat in a room with a genius who schooled me about the importance of building resilient communities through the concept of import substitution.
This is a nice way of building local economies by identifying things that are used locally but imported and then substituting if possible locally manufactured goods for the imported ones.
Now there is this proposal for an “excess energy tax” which is being sold county wide as an environmental issue.
What it is economically is, is “export substitution”, it is the hollowing out of our local economy.    It is the exact opposite of “import substitution.”
Lets assume that there are 1.000 indoor growers in Humboldt now.   After the tax, these people will leave.  They will sell their houses and relocate to another county or state.   Real estate values will drop by at least 10%.
But the most pernicious aspect is that we will turn a net positive inflow of dollars into a negative flow out of Humboldt County.   These indoor growers (I call them cottage industries)  produce a product that is both exported and used here.   After the tax they will be located elsewhere, but we will still be buying their product.   It will have gone from being a domestic product to an imported product.
And of course we will lose the direct inputs of these people and businesses into our local economies.
I get it that indoor growing uses electricity.   What kind of jobs do you propose for these people to do that pay $15 or more an hour and that don’t use electricity?  Factories consume electricity!  How many new little businesses will you have to “incubate” in Eureka, Arcata, Fortuna etc. etc to make up for the loss of 1,000 REAL small businesses, and where will that incubation money come from?
The only way that Humboldt to make up for this small business exodus would be for the big pot growers out in the sticks to ramp up their production.  Of course that could have disastrous  effects in the fragile countryside here and accomplish nothing as far as carbon loading on the planet.  Because the indoor growers will be growing in the next county or state.  That would solve the import/export imbalance but the big pot grows don’t provide any ownership or benefits to their workers besides agricultural jobs and trim jobs, all non-union and many of them low paying now.   This is not the old mom and pop days when family and a few close friends were invited over to trim the 10 plant harvest.  The same income inequality emerges.   Let’s get real.
These small business people, these entrepreneurs are my friends along with the working poor.   What am I going to say to them if I support a tax that will put them out of business?  How do you expect people in the city to make a living?  Working at Walmart?  We don’t all have 20 acres on a hilltop to grow fine sun buds.
And as a patient, a consumer of cannabis, you must know that I buy mostly from local small growers.  I can’t afford your fancy sun buds grown in Sohum or Mendo.  Those are all grown for export to LA and NY.   We cant afford that shit and its not offered to us on the streets of Eureka, where there is still no dispensary!  As a patient, we want more production to drive these ridiculous prices down, especially on the local market.
So this tax will impact us poor consumers here greatly.  As far as I am concerned this is a non starter and needs to be re-thunk.
So my question is.   What are you all thinking?
I understand the need to reduce carbon loading.  I get it that people don’t like grows in their residential neighborhood.  As an advocate for poor people I really get it that housing stock should be for people not manufacturing.   We have industrial areas of Eureka sitting abandoned.   Lets put the grows there if we don’t want them in the neighborhoods.
If you insist on this tax without accommodating real small business by moving them to the industrial areas you risk losing the support of several thousand locals whose living depends on small scale cannabis production.
have a peaceful day,
Bill

Donna Huebsch Sentenced to Time Served for Shotgun Manslaughter

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on March 28, 2014 by highboldtage

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By ALLIE HOSTLER, Two Rivers Tribune

On Wednesday, February 26, traveling judge, Richard Scheuler sentenced Burnt Ranch resident, Donna Huebsch to time served for the killing of 39-year-old Adrian Rael in August of 2012. Donna Huebsch./Trinity County booking photo Trinity County prosecutor, Mike Harper said that in the 16 months since the homicide, Huebsch had three attorneys working her case. After she hired the fourth, Arcata-based Russell Clanton, a statement she initially gave investigators, resurfaced and she was offered a two-year sentence if she agreed to plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter, a lesser charge than murder.

- See more at: http://www.tworiverstribune.com/2014/03/huebsch-sentenced-to-time-served/#sthash.bt7fPl2C.dpuf

Lost Coast Outpost August 2012  http://lostcoastoutpost.com/2012/aug/23/did-lady-shoot-someone/

It’s Time for Eureka to Pay Reparations to Indigenous Peoples

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 19, 2014 by highboldtage

It’s Time for Eureka to Pay Reparations to Indigenous Peoples

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mnemonic here http://urlet.com/oilers.choices

The Eureka City Council has just shamed itself with a retraction of a mild apology to the Wiyot People for the Indian Island Massacre.

We will deal with these racist cowards at the ballot box in November.

In the meantime, it is time for the people of Eureka to bring forth an initiative to pay the Wiyot People reparations for the crimes that have been committed against them and in partial recompense for lands that have been stolen from them.

I propose as a starting point for talks the sum of one million dollars per year to be paid directly to the local Native Peoples.

Let’s get together soon and draft a simple initiative to do this and gather our signatures.  It is the right thing to do.

I know Linda Atkins personally and she is no racist so I assume she was buffaloed by some Hobson’s choice presented on short notice.  But she can speak to that.

contact me at Humboldt.organizer@gmail.com

have a peaceful day,

Bill

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/race/california-city-writes-apology-letter-1860-massacre-wiyot-tribe-deletes-apology-part

http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_25373818/eureka-city-council-offers-support-not-apology-wiyot

http://lostcoastoutpost.com/2014/mar/18/eureka-redrafts-apology-letter-wiyot-tribe-deletin/

http://lostcoastoutpost.com/2014/mar/17/read-eurekas-letter-apology-1860-wiyot-massacre/

http://www.northcoastjournal.com/humboldt/genocide-and-extortion/Content?oid=2130748

https://tuluwatexaminer.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/the-city-council-of-eureka-dishonors-its-citizens-and-itself/

Earthquake 6.9 50 Mi West of Eureka Mar. 9 2014

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on March 9, 2014 by highboldtage

update as of 1100 pm there have been 5 aftershocks ranging from 2.9 up to 4.6

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/nc72182046#summary

Event Time

  1. 2014-03-10 05:18:12 UTC
  2. 2014-03-09 21:18:12 UTC-08:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-03-09 22:18:12 UTC-07:00 system time

Location

40.821°N 125.128°W depth=7.0km (4.3mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 77km (48mi) WNW of Ferndale, California
  2. 81km (50mi) W of Eureka, California
  3. 85km (53mi) WNW of Fortuna, California
  4. 87km (54mi) W of McKinleyville, California
  5. 398km (247mi) NW of Sacramento, California
000
WEHW42 PHEB 100527
TIBHWX
HIZ001>003-005>009-012>014-016>021-023>026-100727-

TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER   1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
727 PM HST SUN MAR 09 2014

TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

SUBJECT - TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT

THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

   ORIGIN TIME - 0718 PM HST 09 MAR 2014
   COORDINATES - 40.8 NORTH  124.9 WEST
   LOCATION    - OFF THE COAST OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
   MAGNITUDE   - 7.0  MOMENT

EVALUATION

 BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS
 NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. REPEAT. A
 DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO
 TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.

http://ptwc.weather.gov/text.php?id=hawaii.TIBHWX.2014.03.10.0527

WEAK53 PAAQ 100522
TIBAK1

PUBLIC TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK
1022 PM PDT SUN MAR 9 2014

...THIS IS A TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT FOR ALASKA/ BRITISH
   COLUMBIA/ WASHINGTON/ OREGON AND CALIFORNIA...

EVALUATION
----------
 * THERE IS NO TSUNAMI DANGER FOR THE AREAS LISTED ABOVE.

 * THIS EVALUATION IS BASED ON EARTHQUAKE INFORMATION AND
   HISTORIC TSUNAMI RECORDS.

 * AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH PARAMETERS LISTED BELOW.

PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
---------------------------------
 * MAGNITUDE      7.0
 * ORIGIN TIME    2118 AKDT MAR 09 2014
                  2218  PDT MAR 09 2014
                  0518  UTC MAR 10 2014
 * COORDINATES    40.8 NORTH 124.9 WEST
 * DEPTH          7 MILES
 * LOCATION       40 MILES W OF EUREKA CALIFORNIA
                  250 MILES NW OF SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA

NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
--------------------------------------
 * THIS WILL BE THE ONLY U.S. NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER
   MESSAGE FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECOMES
   AVAILABLE.

 * REFER TO THE INTERNET SITE NTWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV FOR
   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

 * PACIFIC COASTAL REGIONS OUTSIDE CALIFORNIA... OREGON... 
   WASHINGTON... BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA SHOULD REFER TO THE 
   PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGES AT PTWC.WEATHER.GOV.

http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/events/PAAQ/2014/03/10/n27g2e/1/WEAK53/WEAK53.txt
$$

POLL: Who Is Most Responsible for Father Freed’s Murder?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 7, 2014 by highboldtage

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Local Union Asks Public “DO NOT PATRONIZE LOST COAST BREWERY”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 9, 2013 by highboldtage

Local Union Asks Public “DO NOT PATRONIZE LOST COAST BREWERY”

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mnemonic here:  http://urlet.com/choice.parent

According to a leaflet obtained by this blogger outside of the Eureka Theater tonight the United Association of Plumbers & Steamfitters is asking the public to refrain from patronizing the Lost Coast Brewery.

At issue is the claim that the Lost Coast Brewery has contracted with potentially substandard out of area contractors to build the new brewery.

The union claims that Lost Coast has contracted with Hansen-Rice out of Idaho, who has subcontracted with Cone Plumbing of Yreka.

Time for the real reporters to get busy.

Lyndsey Battle Kickstarts Her Next Album

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on May 21, 2013 by highboldtage

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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/327874541/all-ways-in-a-good-way-lyndsey-battles-new-album

http://www.lyndseybattle.net/

The Blazing Pistileros – Humboldtistan – Afghani IBL

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on May 21, 2013 by highboldtage

The Blazing Pistileros – Humboldtistan

Afghani Ibl, picked up in the 70′s in afghanistan, acclimatized and grown since then in Humboldt California, comes from the vault of one of the best breeder in the world. true old school pot !

Humboldtistan

OUTDOOR FLOWERING: 05th OF OCTOBER INDOOR FLOWERING: 55 DAYS PRODUCTION: 400-500 m² LINEAGE: LOWLAND AFGHANI ACCLIMATIZED IN HUMBOLDT FOR 40+ YEARS

http://en.seedfinder.eu/strain-info/Humboldtistan/The_Blazing_Pistileros/

IVS OFFICIAL RETAILER

CANNAZON.NET

MY.CANNAPOT.COM

THE SEED DEPOT.NL

ALIEN GROWSHOP

CANNA COLLECTIVE.CO.UK

SEMENAKONOPI.CZ

CANNACAT.ORG

https://www.irievibeseeds.com/seeds/index.php?manufacturers_id=13&osCsid=ac228f005afa6c44d4a62b52b98efbce

The Blazing Pistileros

Blazing pistileros is a collective of breeder. We work elite genetics in regular seed forms (we don’t do feminised or autoflowering strains).

https://www.hemcy.at/mcp/cannabis-strains/The_Blazing_Pistileros/

Benefit TONIGHT for Rhizome Info-Shop in Eureka

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on May 10, 2013 by highboldtage

 

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Grassroots Getdown: May 10 benefit for Rhizome features circus, bluegrass, folk, + DJs

By Editor on May 3, 2013 in Blog, Events, The Rhizome Info-Shop

Come on Friday May 10th for a fun-filled night of circus performance, Humboldt bluegrass, local folk music, beers, DJs and dancing till late with friends old and new.

Featuring:

Sunshine and Yellabird (raucous folk)

Mad River Rounders (Humboldt bluegrass jams)

DJ Derail (Liberation Soundclash)

and circus performances by Circus of the Elements.

+ $2 Mad River Brews! (with ID)

$5 at the door gets you in to the party and helps support your local grassroots community!

All proceeds will benefit the Rhizome Infoshop, a radical lending library and community resource center in Eureka. We offer anarchist books and zines, free Internet, and low-cost copying.

The Rhizome Infoshop is inside the Ink Annex (47B W 3rd St in Eureka), 1 block south of the Eureka Co-op in the 3rd Street alley.

Bring your friends and come party for the cause on Friday, May 10th at 7:00 pm @ the Ink Annex in Eureka. See you there!

Contact: rhizomeinfoshop@gmail.com

Phone: 707-440-9310

http://humboldtgrassroots.com/hg/2013/05/483/

Donations Needed for PARC please

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on May 3, 2013 by highboldtage

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mnemonic here: http://urlet.com/properties.engine

Greetings!

Please donate $20 or whatever you can for PARC’s May rent and bills. We haven’t asked for money donations for a month or so because we were blessed with enough to cover expenses. Now, we need more help.

Also, WEPAY, which is the online donation transfer service we are/were using appears to be pulling a paypal trip on us. Meaning, they are asking for “more information”- don’t know whether that means they will require a government tax ID number or something official like that. We don’t have one of those and we don’t operate as part of the non-profit industrial complex (not saying that non-profits are bad, but the whole non-profit system and the culture around it are problematic for grassroots struggles and projects). The WEPAY thing might be no problem, but we don’t want to risk a frozen account (where you can put money in, but they don’t us access it!)

So, if possible, for the time being, please send or drop off a money order, cash, or check.

To donate to PARC, please:
Address Money Orders to Kimberly Starr
Address Checks to James Decker
and Cash or any of the above can be mailed to:

PARC
P.O. Box 5692
Eureka, CA 95502

or dropped off at PARC between 9:30am and 9:30pm every day (directions below). Please call first!
(707) 442-7465

All donations go to the operation of PARC: rent, bills, printing paper, copies (through the Rhizome Infoshop in Eureka), laundry (towels, donated clothes and blankets), toilet paper, dish soap, hygiene supplies for people who need ‘em- the necessities. We are quite resourceful, and all PARC’s work, organizing and resources are volunteer and donation-based.

Directions:
PARC is in the Q Street alley between 3rd and 2nd Streets, Eureka
From the south, go past the Eureka library on 3rd Street, go down 3rd Street toward the Samoa bridge, take a left on Q and a right into the alley (There’s a green house at the head of the alley where you turn right) Once in the alley, you will see (on the right) the PARC sign, yard, carport, Mumia banner, and front door.
From north of Eureka, take a left onto Q Street from the 101 South (also called 4th Street). Continue on Q Street for a quick moment after the 3rd and Q Stop sign, take a right in the alley. (There’s a green house at the head of the alley where you turn right) Once in the alley, you will see (on the right) the PARC sign, yard, carport, Mumia banner, and front door.

Thank You- for supporting, working toward and dreaming of a just, caring and healthy world- where no one need fear a system that operates to hurt and destroy. Stay strong and aware.

~Verbena

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