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Behind The Curtain 29: Back To School: Learning Up For Legalization – September 28, 2010

“’Participants will leave knowing how to start, grow, harvest, dry/cure and store their own medicine,’” she read. “They’ll show us how to do a small, indoor grow using soil. They even go into the legal ramifications. It says Ellen Komp – the deputy director of Cal-NORML is teaching that one – she’ll go into activism as well. That’s interesting.”

Robert Eckart: The Nature Walk… To The Bank – September 26, 2010

In most parts of the world where I have worked, this might be known as “protection money” and usually stays out of the courts. Now, all this has been allegedly accomplished within the Superior Court system, so it is NOT illegal. Therefore, to an environmentalist, it might not seem so heinous, except that it appears that not a single penny of the huge sums EPIC has beaten out of this county and its inhabitants (however checkered their history), has been reinvested into the environment to repair the actual damage.

Robert Eckart: The Night Letter – September 21, 2010

The surprises were only just beginning, however. The next night, there was a letter submitted to all the local city governments and the county as well, de facto declaring that my little group of volunteers were really trying to open a rail line for passenger service and implied that any city, county, state, company, person or agency would likely get sued if they helped.

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