Lori and Cait helped out with brief discussion of Occupy Denver and the march/rally tomorrow. Come on down!
Friday, September 30, 2011
Have you had enough yet? Fired, laid-off, evicted, foreclosed? Scared, worried, paranoid? Rally with Occupy Denver this Saturday, noon, at Colfax and Broadway...
There's something happening here
What it is ain't exactly clear
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September 30, 2011
Denver Post Open Forum
The vigorous defense of the (Denver) trash collection “fee” by Ann Williams of Public Works shows that City Hall has already decided in favor of this preposterous notion. All that remains is for Mayor Michael B. Hancock and the City Council rubber-stampers to use the budgetary hardship and fairness arguments to sell this odious tax increase to a gullible public. (It isn’t torture if you call it “extraordinary rendition.”)
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Washington, DC: Federal law prohibits a person from legally possessing a firearm if they use marijuana, even if he or she uses cannabis for medicinal purposes in accordance with state law, according to a memo issued last week by the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).
The ATF's September 21 memo, titled 'OPEN LETTER TO ALL FEDERAL FIREARMS LICENSEES,' states: "Federal law ... prohibits any person who is an 'unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance ... from shipping, transporting, receiving, or possessing firearms or ammunition. Marijuana is listed in the Controlled Substances Act as a Schedule I controlled substance, and there are no exceptions in federal law for marijuana purportedly used for medicinal purposes, even if such use is sanctioned by state law."
The memo affirms: "Therefore, any person who uses or is addicted to marijuana, regardless of whether his or her state has passed legislation authorizing marijuana use for medicinal purposes, is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance, and is prohibited by federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition. ... Further, if you are aware that the potential transferee (of a firearm) is in possession of a card authorizing the possession of marijuana under state law, then you have 'reasonable cause to believe' that the person is an unlawful user of a controlled substance. As such, you may not transfer firearms or ammunition to the person."
Noteworthy, to date no state or federal court has yet ruled whether medical marijuana patients are disqualified to own a firearm.
While campaigning for the Presidency, Barack Obama had pledged that he would "not ... be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws on this (the medical marijuana) issue."
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Thursday, September 29, 2011
A small group of dedicated citizens seems to have taken up residence near the central steps on Broadway between Colfax and 14th. Justin, who goes by the nickname of Crunchy, says they have a great relationship with the cops, who come by for coffee and to voice their support. Last night a group of anarchists, so-called, blocked the sidewalk and yelled "Fuck the cops", but were eventually convinced not to by the majority gathered there. General assembly is held daily at 7:00 pm and the big rally/march is this Saturday at noon.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
"Occupy" groups based on the Occupy Wall Street demonstration in NYC are now springing up around the country, including Denver. Although I'm tempted to go down to the Capitol grounds right now, it is a bit late. They have a FB page #occupydenver (over 1000 likes so far) and you can follow them in real time here without signing up for anything.
According to Brandi Williams of indigojourney who is on the scene in Denver, about 75 people are marching right now (9:51 pm). Add info in the comments here if you have any.
OccupyChicago has gone live:
Watch live video from Occupy Chicago on www.justin.tv
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Monday, September 26, 2011
Dr. Dave at Shrink Rap Radio was kind enough to let me relate the story of my recent misadventures of the mind after hip surgery. Tune in to his show for the last in this 4-part series on lucid dreaming.
He's got 280 of these interviews online - mostly with famous psychologists, spiritualists, and mind-seekers. I am a total fan and very appreciative that he invites me on the show occasionally. If you have any interest in the inner world, you'll love his podcasts, which are also available on iTunes.
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From: LeRoy Moore
RE: Plea for Support
Last week two specialists that we hired collected 40+ samples at Rocky Flats, primarily along the eastern edge of the site on land proposed for the privately financed Jefferson Parkway. Earlier studies showed this area to be heavily contaminated with plutonium. Our request to U.S. Fish & Wildlife for permission to have our sampling done on the Rocky Flats site was denied, so the samples were collected outside the fence. In five or six weeks we will know whether or not the sampling shows that highway construction in the area would stir up clouds of plutonium-laden dust that would endanger workers, nearby residents and others. We took this step because it appeared that government agencies weren't going to do the sampling that we believe should be done before construction of a toll road. We very much need financial support to help pay the cost of this work and follow-up activities, including publicity and grassroots efforts. Cost for the sampling and analysis alone will run several thousand dollars. While it's on your mind, please make as audacious a donation as you can. Either send a check earmarked for Nuclear Guardianship to Rocky Mountain Peace & Justice Center, Box 1156, Boulder, CO 80306, or make a donation on line at http://rmpjc.org, using the "Project Support" button under PayPal. Thank you for your generosity.
LeRoy Moore, Ph.D., Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center P. O. Box 1156, Boulder, Colorado 80306-1156 USA E-mail address: email@example.com
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Friday, September 23, 2011
Join Mayor Hancock and Manager of Safety Justice Alex Martinez for a town hall meeting. You will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the attributes you, the residents of Denver, are looking for in the next Denver Police Chief.
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Thursday, September 22, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Pot Arrests Now More Than Half Of Total Drug Arrests Nationwide
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Saturday, September 17, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
This is a friendly reminder that the Sports Authority Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Marathon & 1/2 Marathon is coming up on Sunday, October 9. Informational door hangers will be distributed to residents, businesses and organizations along the route this week.
Visit our website to view an interactive course map and download PDF versions of the course map and road closure times. If you are affiliated with a community group or business along the route, please share this information with your members and/or employees.
You’re invited to get involved with this exciting event. Spectators are encouraged to line the route to cheer thousands of athletes towards the finish line. Volunteers are still needed at the Expo and on Race Day. Please sign up online.
Community Relations Department
Sports Authority Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Marathon & 1/2 Marathon
Sunday, October 9, 2011http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/denver/road-closures
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Monday, September 12, 2011
The following biography is reposted from the book American Environmental Leaders From Colonial Times to the Present Grey House Publishing, Grey House PO Box 860, 85 Millerton Road, Millerton. NY 12546, updated in 2008. Adrienne sent this to me in March, 2009, so I assume that she had approved the contents. (Edited for format, picture added.)
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Thursday, September 8, 2011
From DAVID W. DI NARDI District Chief Judge in re: Case No.: 1997-SDW-7 ADRIENNE ANDERSON, Complainant, v. METRO WASTEWATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT, Respondent. 18 Sept 2001
This entire case is about a dedicated, conscientious and public-spirited citizen who, in following in the tradition of Karen Silkwood, Erin Brockovitch, A. Ernest Fitzgerald, Casey Ruud and others, has spent her entire adult life in pursuing union and environmental activities and in attempting to correct perceived wrongs and problems in society. Complainant’s beliefs, in my judgment, are reasonable and well-founded, based upon her years of research into the problems and remedial action taken with reference to the socalled Superfund Sites by the federal and state governments.
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Denver, CO - The “Basic-Only” or B1 service is Comcast’s lowest tier of service and consists of approximately 20 channels (broadcast TV stations, Denver 8, Denver Open Media, and a few others). It is popular with Denver’s senior population and those on fixed income as it provides these channels for around $20/month. It also has been the only tier of service which hasn’t transitioned from analog to digital. This means it hasn’t needed any additional equipment connected to one’s TV to receive service….until now. Comcast has notified the City that service is now changing.
Other tiers of service – Economy Package, Standard, Expanded Basic – transitioned last year. Starting in September, that transition to digital will begin for Basic Only customers. Comcast will provide up to three DTA boxes per household at no cost. Starting with the fourth box per house there will be a $1.99 per box per month charge. After mid-October, a subscriber will HAVE to have a DTA box connected or they won’t be able to receive cable service. This change is allowed by federal law, and thus the City cannot prevent it.
The City is concerned that basic-only customers may get confused or frustrated with the DTA connection process. To that end, Comcast will set up a special section of their Customer Care Center to assist people and will even send out technicians to homes to help a subscriber connect the device to their TV. One caveat about the last; at this point it is unclear to the Cable TV Administration office whether Comcast would provide that technical service for free or whether they plan to charge for it as a service call. Please ask the Customer Care Representative to clarify.
Under federal law, the City cannot prevent Comcast from changing its technology or dropping all of its analog service. The City can work with Comcast to make the transition as easy as possible, and is exploring possible joint sessions at senior centers and other facilities to explain to residents, face-to-face, what is happening. If residents do have questions, they can contact the Cable TV Administration office at 720-913-8888 and we’ll be happy to explain the issue and attempt to get them in touch with the proper Comcast personnel to complete their transition to the DTA boxes.
One last word of caution from the City: last year we received a number of complaints from Denver residents that the Comcast Customer Care Representatives were aggressively “up-selling” a higher level of service. Further investigation found that on multiple occasions the national call center representatives were “informing” Denver subscribers that they had to sign up to a more expensive level of service. That is not the case at all. Denver staff has followed-up with Comcast Government Affairs about our deep concern of this inaccurate policy. To be perfectly clear – NO SERVICE UPGRADE IS NEEDED WITH THIS TRANSITION. You may keep your existing level of service and pricing. All that is needed is a DTA box for each television. If you are a Basic Only subscriber and experience inaccurate information that you have to upgrade to a higher level of service to continue to see your existing channels, please contact the Cable TV Administration office immediately
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Friday, September 2, 2011
|2011 CREATIVE BUSINESS WORKSHOP SERIES ANNOUNCED FOR FALL/WINTER|
This Saturday morning workshop series is tailored specifically to members of Denver's creative business community. Whether you own a business, work out of your studio, or are a creative entrepreneur, this series will help demystify various business planning principles and challenges that will help you plan for the future.
Upcoming sessions include:
- Your Creative Brand - Saturday, September 17
- Marketing Basics for Artists – Saturday, September 24
- Online Marketing Tools for Businesses – Saturday, October 1
Multiple Saturday mornings from September – December 2011
Crossroads Theatre, 2590 Washington Street
$10 (10% discount if you sign up for three or more workshops)
To registerand see a full list of workshops, click here, and find us on Facebook too!
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Thursday, September 1, 2011
(Thanks to Dave Felice)
Denver Print Media
(Online News and Commentary)
Washington Park Profile
617 E Jewell Ave
Denver CO 80210
Greater Park Hill News
2823 Fairfax Street
Denver CO 80207
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