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It would be an incredibly nice surprise if Romney doesn’t carry Arizona.9 months ago
Why would you need to buy hay for those horses? There's PLENTY to eat out there for all of the animals. They are all well fed by nature. 11 months ago
Leon, you obviously don't know what you're talking about. These animals, wild horses and burros, do nothing to destroy desert habitat or other species. CATTLE on the other hand, do MUCH damage. You want to protect the desert ecosystem, that is where your attention should be directed.11 months ago
Well if you want to get technical, no one here - besides Native Americans - are native to this country or this state. But we, the almighty human species, sit as judge and jury and play God on who/what can live here and who/what can't. And that "native" bighorn sheep is actually native to Eurasia, not America. But because "trophy hunters" pay the big bucks for permits, you'll never see them classified as an invasive species. Elk = European Red Deer. And accidents happen, ask anyone who lives in deer/elk country, especially eastern states like PA, etc. As far as government management of wild horses - and burros - the only management they implement is removal. The Forest Service should be required to work with the BLM and put all removed forest horses into the BLM adoption program at the very least - not sell as "strays" at auction where killer buyers for slaughter are the usual customers. As far as "invasive species" go - look in the mirror. 11 months ago
Not a whole lot different than someone telling someone else what they can and can't smoke, is it Senator? Jan 24, 2012
Actually it was Bushonomics that implemented the wealth redistribution program, which is still in effect today. And Social Security is not a Ponzi scheme, it's a retirement fund. The government needs to trim its own fat, instead it desperately seeks to trim from everyone else. The government has gotten too big for it's britches, literally. The ridiculous salaries they pay themselves - and I'm talking about all agencies and depts, top to bottom, not just the house and senate.
During the worst of our economic times government employees like Ken Salazar are up for a $20,000 raise. At a time when everyone on Social Security haven't even been given their annual standard cost of living raise for a few years now (which would've been just a few dollars), because the government claims there's been no inflation - no rise in the cost of living. And Salazar has only been on his job for 2.5 years. Talk about redistribution of wealth.
And the decades of corporate loopholes in the tax system needs to be fixed, no more loopholes, fix em. Otherwise it's really nothing more than tax evasion and costs everyone.
Oct 11, 2011
So sad. Elephants don't belong in circuses. Are we still so backwards that forcing majestic intelligent elephants to perform stupid human tricks for us is entertainment?
And it's well documented that what they do to train elephants, starting from babies, is seriously inhumane. If people would quit going to these things it would all stop and we could actually evolve and put this outdated form of "entertainment" behind us in the dark side of our history. We have sanctuaries full of abused and tortured circus elephants. Please stop supporting this activity by not going. Jun 25, 2011
From what I've read, under the Arizona medical mj law you are allowed to grow it if there are no dispensaries within 25 miles of your residence. And there are currently no dispensaries anywhere. And getting it from a 'caregiver' is also legal, and I'm pretty sure caregivers are allowed to charge to cover their costs of growing under the law.
It seems the police are breaking state law to enforce federal law.
Barney Frank and Ron Paul just introduced H.B. 2306, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011, go to this site to post comments to Congress -
Let's end this madness and legalize it once and for all - like alcohol and tobacco. If marijuana is a class 1 narcotic, then what the heck is alcohol considering it's a million times more intoxicating and can kill you (unlike marijuana)? Are we not all adults, free to make our own decisions/choices? Bad laws are meant to be broken, just like the prohibition of alcohol, in a free society. Marijuana has always been federally misclassified. Why? The Pharmacy Board has once again voted to keep marijuana as a schedule I controlled substance, right up there with heroin and LSD. Did anyone catch this recent article?
Misclassification Behind Medical-Marijuana Fiasco
Here's an excerpt from a recent newspaper article on the subject of legalization:
"The moral case for legalization stems from a reverence for individual autonomy — the notion that each of us owns his own body, and none of us has the right to tell another what to do with it. Family and friends might plead with someone to change his ways, but the government has no moral authority to make him. Conservatives, who generally abhor government paternalism and consider freedom an unalloyed good, do not look nimble when they clumsily pirouette from denouncing Obamacare and the food police to embracing life sentences for pot smokers."
As noted in another newspaper article in Connecticut:
"The time has come for Connecticut to join the other states in decriminalizing marijuana. The House has passed this decriminalization legislation, and the governor should sign it to be enacted into law."
The time has come for Arizona too, but we're still living in the dark ages of prohibition, like alcohol prohibition of the1930's. We need to quit wasting taxpayer money chasing a plant.
If the state is so poor that they have to keep cutting and cutting AHCCCS for the poor, elderly, and disabled, and cities are so poor jobs and services have been and are being cut, how is it Gilbert can afford the manpower of 12 officers to raid a harmless registered mj user? How much did that cost the town of Gilbert? How much will the court costs cost? I wonder if he can sue Gilbert? If he can, how much will that cost Gilbert?
Source: Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, CT):
The parallels of marijuana prohibition and alcohol prohibition are pretty clear. Alcohol prohibition was a huge failure that gave rise to organized crime in this country. Simply put, marijuana prohibition is not working.
Study after study demonstrates that, generally speaking, marijuana is safe and there is no credible evidence to suggest the use of marijuana leads to using other drugs ( the so-called "gateway" argument ). In a society that regulates alcohol and prescription drugs, the prohibition on marijuana is illogical.
Worse yet, our current policy of prohibition encourages a disrespect of the law. In a country where more than 100 million people admit to using marijuana, we know that there are many more who do not admit to using it and, in many cases, they are all willfully violating the law. Recent statistics show that more than 800,000 Americans were arrested on marijuana charges last year ( almost 10,000 in Connecticut ). More than 5 million Americans have been arrested for marijuana offenses in the past decade. Almost 90 percent of these arrests were for simple possession, not trafficking or sale ( in Connecticut more than 75 percent were for possession of less than a half-ounce ).
Another excerpt from yet another article:
"This madness has to end. Let’s legalize pot and move on."
Copyright: Fisher Communications, Inc.
Website: Ken Schram: It's time to end the marijuana madness
Go here, tell Congress enough's enough:
Jun 25, 2011
Just wondering, are those here illegally eligible for AHCCCS and do the previous cuts and possible future cuts also apply to AHCCCS American Indian Health Program (formerly IHS/AHCCCS)? Jun 25, 2011
I don't think it was a mistake. I think they're just saying it was a mistake to hide the fact that most pounds euthanize strays after 72 hours.
That's what he gets for "figuring", it's like assuming. Pounds are open on Saturdays and it's never safe to leave them there a minute longer than it takes to go get them. And where was her rabies tags and license? Rabies tags have the vet's phone number on it and can give the owners contact info. I've returned many lost dogs home that way over the years. This guy did nothing to protect his dog from having something like this happen.
Nov 16, 2010