Friday, January 27, 2017

News of Gabriel Engeland's Resignation Announced In Trinidad Colorado

Mod: This is what The Chronicle-News front page announcement of Gabriel England's impending departure to Sierra Madre looked like on Wednesday of this week (link). Which, judging by some of the advertising (and possibly related typos), just might want to consider changing its name to The Chronic-News. Only making a suggestion.


Mod: Obviously they are not afraid to let their freak flag fly in the City of Trinidad. I wonder, would The Mountain Views News accept such advertising? The answer, I suspect, is they might if it came with a check. The Chronic-News also published Gabe's resignation letter, which went like this:


Mod: In case you found yourself wondering, the price for an ounce of "Super Silver Haze 22% Sativa" in Trinidad these days is $99. Before the 5% sales tax is added, of course. Far less than what any similar product is going for on the streets of Sierra Madre. Or so I've been told. Have a far out Friday.


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50 comments:

  1. I count two typos. "Engeldan" and "paining easels." Are there any others?

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  2. Poor useage of colon vs. semicolon on line three.

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  3. I am kind of tickled by the use of the word "dispensary." The presumption being that the consumption of Cannaco's product is done for medicinal purposes. W.C. Fields used to claim that his copious consumption of gin was due to an "unfortunate medical condition." I see a similarity.

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  4. With the ageing population in Sierra Madre, this may not be the worst move. I know a lot of people on this site have very strong views on this.
    But some may find out that when they or their parents are hit with a cancer or broken hip diagnosis that Marihuana is indeed offering relief. Others may rather have their parents suffer.

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    1. I personally think this is a good idea. California voters voted to legalize Marijuana use, and the city can raise a lot of money this way through taxation. And not at just the 5% sales tax they charge in Trinidad. Sierra Madre has traditionally been a medical mecca. Establishing it as a city where medicinal marijuana is available at downtown shops is a good thing. It would provide revenue, jobs and customers for other businesses as well. I believe we would be wise to move forward with this.

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    2. 6:13, it would be surprising if many people in town actually want others to suffer, but I guess you never know. Kind of a bleak and extremist viewpoint you've got.
      The objections to weed are not for the real medicinal use - who would argue against effective medicine? The objection is to the recreational use, which is what most of the use is. It's just getting stoned, very much like getting drunk. People are going to do it, but it's not really good for anyone. That said, I voted for legalization, and would vote for more. Prohibition doesn't work.

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    3. Might as well tax it. Lord knows the city needs the money.

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    4. 7:08. I think 6:13 was referring to Trump supporters.

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    5. 7:08
      Just read the comments and you will find truly extremist viewpoints.

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    6. The things we don't like are extremist. Those we do are heartfelt and kind.

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    7. 11:12
      things or people?

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    8. 7:08
      I am taking a strict medical view on this. As Paracelsus already knew in his 5 century old paradigm: "All things are poison and nothing is without poison; only the dose makes a thing not a poison."

      Even water can be toxic, if someone drinks too much of it. Same goes for alcohol and weed, which clearly has health benefits if consumed in low doses.

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  5. Looks to me like the new city manager's focus is on economics, and that might be the reason he got the gig. God knows, we need help given the disastrous water bonds and municipal worker salaries and benefits.

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    1. he took the low hanging fruit

      all he did was the obvious

      any yokel could have done what he did

      but I might need a joint right now

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  6. The spelling busy bee's are on the buzz for todays selections in the Tattled on you news.

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    1. 6:39 must be from the Mountain Views News. You know how sensitive they are about typos.

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  7. Is it too early to apply for a CUP yet?

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    1. I think you need to wait until City Hall is open.

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  8. Too bad we still don't have a Green Committee.

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  9. If marijuana is something medicinal, how can there be a sales tax?

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    1. California taxes OTC medicine...

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  10. Regardless of what a store is selling I think it should cater to the residents not people from out the community. Our streets are full with cars and congestion every business day and every night. More shoppers in town is not sustainable, increase wear and tear on the infrastructure, more accidents, more usage of emergency services. I know the business section will disagree but home owners paying increased taxes for water and such will agree.

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  11. Now there is a win win solution for the monastery property. Open space no houses and financial income for the brothers. Plus there is water on the property.

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  12. There are more shoppers in downtown Sierra Madre? Where? That's why the Council campaigned for the passing of a increased UUT without a Sunset Clause. The town doesn't really have a business base. No pot shops in the business area, or anywhere in town. Federal Law and Sierra Madre Ordinances do not allow these types of sales, medicinal or recreational.

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    1. Ordinances can change. But this is a good point. Colorado law might allow towns like Trinidad to become pot centers. But where does that leave the Feds?

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  13. The Monastery in Sierra Madre Could enact huge monetary penalties for trespassing on private property and a percentage of that would go to the General Fund. They could also bottle "monks water" and increase sales tax for the town.

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  14. Gabe's not here man...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACfNSqsi_mE

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  15. What you don't know
    can kill you.
    get the Facts: drugfreeworld.org

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    1. drugfreeworld.org provides only a black screen. Not sure what you read into this....

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    2. Maybe it is night there.

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  16. The Dispensaries that Engledan favors attract a bad clientele. With them comes crime ,public intoxication and many nasty affront to our quality of life here. Ask anyone who lives near a weed dispensary.
    A thoroughly bad idea. If you want weed go elsewhere please.

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    1. I don't consume weed, but I want the tax income, as a way to reduce the burden on our residents. Apparently, you can already buy weed in Sierra Madre, we just don't get the tax income from these purchases.

      Legal marihuana does not increase crime rates.

      We already have a liquor store, we can also handle a legal weed store.

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    2. I agree. This would bring in a lot of business and revenue.

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    3. Sounds reasonable to me, 1:20.
      Isn't Dr. Sami's already a dispensary? It's got the green cross.

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  17. It ain't happening here, period

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  18. Defense Secretary Mr.Mattis (Mad Dog) just sworn in. The 9th and 10th Executive Orders were also just signed today.
    Rebuild the Armed Services and Extreme Vetting of Refugees.

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    1. Rebuild? they're already over bloated

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  19. ACLU: we can't make distinctions between Terriosts and Muslims. The ACLU's statement just released says the new Executive Order of Extreme Vetting is "prejudice against Muslims" !

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  20. Is there a CALPERS solution in sight?

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/get-there/wp/2017/01/27/in-unprecedented-move-pension-plan-approves-benefit-cuts-for-retired-iron-workers/?hpid=hp_hp-more-top-stories_pension-210pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.ae0f02394f0f

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  21. I hope CalPERS will be addressed. It would be great if Jerry Brown looked out for the "little" guys, not just his Union crony's that got him elected into office.
    Maybe he's looking for more funds to promote Climate Change, Bullet Trains,710 Tunnels,money to pay for legal representation of Illegal criminals. Jerry's list go on and on, just like his speaches.

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  22. Calexit gaining momentum! So why do some Californians want Putin in charge? If California breaks away from the rest of the Country, the Military will also go.....

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  23. The cast of Hamilton to sing at Superbowl 51. Are they kidding!!! I thought the idea was to bring viewers back. LOL.

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    1. They did the math. Clinton got 3 million more votes than the Tangerine Madman.

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    2. have you seen Hamilton? record breaking sensation.

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    3. @5:51 PM

      I wonder how many football fans voted fror Hillary.

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  24. Do "you"watch Football?
    Men in tights leaping across the field, then again, I think the cast of Hamilton will fit in.

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    1. The cast of Hamilton is guilty of making Pence look like an ass. Really. How hard was that?

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    2. You truly are a guttersnipe

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