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The $400 million Eel River trail

Madrone estimates the trail would cost between $300 million and $400 million to build

That is a quote from the trail adviser, unlike Sims who used any person from the audience.

A railroad easement is there until the railroad is abandoned. It doesn’t matter if the line has been inactive for twenty-five years or more.

The railroad is not required to use creosoted wood. Other alternatives are concrete, steel, plastic, rubber, and other wood resistant to rot.

We rail advocates understand it will be a long hard path.

With  ever increasing fuel costs, there is a rising need for the railroad. The railroad can haul one ton of freight for an average of 426 miles on one gallon of fuel. A truck on the other hand hauls one ton of freight for about an average of 118 miles on one gallon of fuel. With rising tensions and population around the world, do we really want to be stuck with a less efficient transportation?

Security is of paramount importance, so ERTA promotes use of technology here. A “trail card” system with solar-powdered automated trail stations could be located at all of the approx. 15 main ERT access points from paved roads. The cards could have a proximity sensor function, so that if someone gets lost, we would know which section they last passed through. It is much easier to search 5 or10 miles than it is 162 miles. All trail users could be required to provide next of kin contacts and planned date of arrival at a given access point. There could be different types of trail cards, like single or multiple day-use as well as annual or lifetime passes, for locals or frequent users.

How many people do they really think is going to pay for trail use? Enough for $400 million in costs, not to mention maintenance costs? Does he really think anyone will use this security card, let alone MJ Growers? I’m sure DEA will not subpena the records.

BTW, NCRA said the rails, etc is theirs, and will be used for the rest of the system if this is railbanked. So if you are counting on $400 million from scrapping the relatively small amount, forget it. Also the scrap won’t even add up to what they need.


The Lumberjack – WONDR WHY NO NORML?
Saturday 24 Apr 2010, 10:38
Filed under: Arcata, Humboldt, marijuana

Marijuana enthusiasts cite lack of motivation

Dan Faulk was the club advisor.  He said that by 2008 the club had started to decline. “Gradually NORML became more limited, less democratic, less organized. There was very little effort to recruit new members. That interest in including and listening went away,” said Faulk.
HSU alum Jason Robo was the last club president.  He said when he became president, he didn’t receive the support and guidance he needed to keep the club going. When he was ready to move on, he couldn’t find a successor.

via The Lumberjack – WONDR WHY NO NORML?.

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Meter bypass plans spark arrest of three – The Willits News
Saturday 6 Jun 2009, 07:55
Filed under: marijuana, Mendocino

Meter bypass plans spark arrest of three – The Willits News.

When deputies responded to the site, they noted substantial evidence of a marijuana grow and obtained a search warrant. The house was a complete shell house, completely converted to growing marijuana indoors. Agents report finding 4,500 growing plants, about 20 pounds of processed marijuana, a loaded handgun and a bypassed meter.

Deputies speculate the operators of the grow house had apparently tired of paying $3,000 per month for electricity and that the operation had been in service for at least two years. The property owner lives in Arizona.

Michael Anthony Wade, 19, and Travis James Wood, 21, both of Garberville, and Christopher Scott Bartman, 23, of Benicia, were arrested at the scene on suspicion of cultivation and possession of marijuana for sale, bypassing a utility meter to steal electricity and possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime.

Lets see here, 4,500 plants, and 20 pounds of processed marijuana, yet didn’t want to pay $3k per month? How many nuke and coal plants can we shut down if we quit growing indoors? Remember this is all about worshiping the green…… money.

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Med Marijuana Niece’s job?
Friday 6 Mar 2009, 11:56
Filed under: marijuana, Sonoma

Remember the sign last posted? Niece has an job interview with them tomarrow morning. They are going to be adding six or seven new clinics. Twenty bucks an hour.

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Med Marijuana
Tuesday 3 Mar 2009, 07:59
Filed under: Humboldt, marijuana, Sonoma
Sonoma medical marijuana billboard

Sonoma medical marijuana billboard

Good news though you can get a 10% discount if your a senior, or a vet. Otherwise you have to pay full price so they can make their profit.  Most of the time, most of the people, it is just a farce. I love how people can be so anti business, etc screaming against the greed, profit, and corruption, but it is ok with marijuana.

Granted there is a few people who  I know of who have used it, needed it, and didn’t want it.

Person A, needed it, someone found out they had seeds left over, they were like you can make some money. Most of the time it is about the greedy money. A, was like it was a plant you idiot. Later on, their son grew it, indoors, they ended up with a massive electrictal bill, his only response was to turn down the home’s heating thermostats, to save money! Most of you growers should rot in hell.

Person B, needed it for a special type of brain cancer, to kill it off.

Fort Bragg pot ordinance targets indoor growers | | The Press Democrat | Santa Rosa, CA
Thursday 15 Jan 2009, 08:04
Filed under: marijuana, Mendocino

Fort Bragg pot ordinance targets indoor growers | | The Press Democrat | Santa Rosa, CA.

Outdoor growing is not an issue in Fort Bragg because it’s too cold and foggy to grow marijuana, officials said. Nevertheless, outdoor growing is banned under the new ordinance.

The ordinance limits indoor growing to a 50-square-foot area per parcel. Variances would be available through a permit process.


A 100-year-old two-story home in downtown Fort Bragg likely will be demolished because of damage inflicted by marijuana growers, she said.

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Man sentenced for starting fire to protect pot garden | | The Press Democrat | Santa Rosa, CA
Wednesday 14 Jan 2009, 08:14
Filed under: marijuana, Mendocino

Man sentenced for starting fire to protect pot garden | | The Press Democrat | Santa Rosa, CA.

Law enforcement officials believe he was trying to create a fire break to protect the pot gardens from the blazes that charred hundreds of fires in Northern California.

The fires he started, using a lighter, burned more than 45 acres, according to the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office.

The cost of fighting those fires was more than $175,000, according to District Attorney Meredith Lintott.

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