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My personal obsession with prion diseases with smidges of music I like and rescue dog advocacy from a disabled Oregonian.


Song in my head: Slowride.........................take it easy.................................Foghat

Gawd, [ed.../ tobacco-spit] I live in a redneck area. Check this out:

Aryanfest 2005 Cascade Locks, Oregon Saturday August 20.

Officials with the Port of Cascade Locks say they are prepared to deal with any problems that might arise with a concert Saturday sponsored by a white supremacist group.

The port discovered this week that it had inadvertently booked its popular Marine Park on the Columbia River to a group called Afrikaner Charities.

The group told the port that the concert would raise money for poor farmers in South Africa, said port manager Chuck Daughtry. "What we didn't know is that it supported only poor white farmers," he said.

Daughtry said the port is moving the concert to a more secluded "and more secure" industrial park on the fringe of the city. The group indicated the concert would draw about 200 people. "We will have a heavy police presence in the area," he said.

Daughtry said he plans to discuss the concert with Randal Krager, who he said organized the concert. Krager is affiliated with the Portland-based Volksfront white supremacist group. The organization's Web site said the event is called "Aryanfest 2005."

Efforts by The Oregonian to reach Krager and other Volksfront members were unsuccessful. The group's Web site says that "no illegal conduct" or weapons will be allowed. -- Richard L. Hill

I just registered a complaint with Cascade Locks City Hall, whose phone number is 541.374.8484 and Port of Cascade Locks: 541.374-8619

From Wikipedia:

Volksfront (German for "popular front") is an American Neo-Nazi organization. They have approximately 1,000 to 1,500 world-wide with large chapters in Oregon and Southern California.

Oh Phuck News

China, Russia kick off first joint military exercises

Russia and China began unprecedented joint military exercises involving air, sea and land forces Thursday, as commanders from both nations insisted the war games weren't meant to intimidate other countries.

Peace Mission 2005? Isn't that an oxymoron? I find this news to be rather unsettling.............


Seattle Hempfest, August 20 & 21, 2005

Release date: Aug. 15, 2005
CONTACT: Vivian McPeak (206) 522-0846

"Don't just burn it, learn it!" Year of Education at this year's Hempfest

Perennial rally calls for local and national drug policy reforms

What: Over 150,000 anticipated to attend free two-day rally and festival advocating the taxation and regulation of marijuana for responsible adults, and domestic industrial hemp production.

When: Saturday and Sunday, August 20 & 21, 2005 10 AM to 8 PM Media reception tent with hospitality, interviews arranged

Where: Myrtle Edwards Park on the Downtown Seattle Waterfront Parking is available at Pier 70 for television crews

Speakers include: Angel Raich, Gonzales Vs. Raich Allen St. Pierre, Executive Director, NORML Nick Licata, Seattle City Council Member Jeanne Kohl-Wells, Wash. State Senator
Seattle Hempfest is the world's largest drug policy reform rally, annually drawing over 150,000. Set to the backdrop of Elliot Bay on the Downtown Seattle Waterfront, the flagship event features over 90 political speakers, with dozens of bands and performers on six stages.

The "Hemposium" exhibits industrial hemp for food, textiles and fuel, features panel discussions and educational presentations on topics such as hemp biomass energy, medical marijuana, and even the health benefits of cannabinoids.

For 2005, Hempfest focuses on educating the public on the thousands of uses the versatile cannabis plant enjoys. Most people do not know that various parts of the hemp plant are regularly utilized in the making of textiles, paper, paints, clothing, plastics, cosmetics, foodstuffs, insulation, animal feed and other products. Edible hemp seed is second only to soy in protein and contains the highest concentration of essential amino and fatty acids found in any food, yet it contains no intoxicating THC. The federal government recently lost a bid to outlaw hemp foods, and the thriving industry is being mainstreamed.

Among the dozens of leading reform personalities speaking will be Angel Mc Clary Raich, who recently lost her medical marijuana case in the U.S. Supreme Court. Angel will be speaking out about the injustices of the war on drugs, such as the recent suicide of medical marijuana patient-activist Steve McWilliams. McWilliams committed suicide in San Diego to avoid a lengthy prison sentence. Seattle Hempfest organizers contend that the eleven states that have voted to legalize medical marijuana constitute a "civil war" against the failed policies of today.Seattle Hempfest remains free to the public.Seattle Hempfest advocates that adults who use marijuana responsibly not be treated as criminals and that nonviolent drug offenders receive alternatives toincarceration.Seattle Hempfest has been Volunteer Powered since 1991.

I won't be going = ((. I need a wheel chair if I'm going to be on my feet all day.. one of which, I don't own. Besides, the price of petrol is enough to make me want to boycott driving altogether. I just can't afford it on my alter-abled income.

Check out Templedragon Times........ A longtime Seattle activist speaks from the heart and shoots from the hip with the Templedragon Times. A liberal dose of a biased persective on current local and national affairs. Lots of good medical marijuana inpho.