Opinion articles

Robert Eckart: When The Little Dog Bites – October 8, 2010

On the other hand, when a band of arrogant and self-serving lawyers comes to the village and essentially threatens our volunteers that they will sue us if we attempt to protect ourselves by weed whacking the tall grass and non native invasive species growing between the tracks in the middle of our village – this is where a thinking man in the hills of California is challenged to action.

Paul Hagen: The DA Race – October 2, 2010

If you believe as I do, that we actually create our own future, then the most important issue in any election is really the character of the candidates as leaders. After our decades of culture wars, I submit that character is far more important than political prosecutions. I urge everyone to look beyond canned rhetoric and shrewd tactics.

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.

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