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Posted by: thepinetree on 06/11/2018 09:50 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 06/14/2018 05:07 PM
Expires: 01/01/2023 12:00 AM
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Statement on Supervisor Mills Response to Recall Efforts By David "DK" Sweet, Committee to Recall Dennis Mills.

Angels Camp, CA...I’ll admit being concerned what will happen when Dennis Mills’ family, close friends, and ardent supporters discover he’s a pathological liar. There are so many lies in Mr. Mills’ statement it's hard to know where to start. Let's try the hilarious "Big Pot" accusation.




If you watched the day-to-day evolution of this successful recall, “Big Pot” is laugh-out-loud funny. Paid signature gatherers were indeed hired by long time Calaveras resident, retired teacher Jeremy Maddux, who’s been running a medium-sized cannabis operation.

Jeremy received ZERO help from any “cannabis organization” much less one with vast financial holdings or growing operations. In fact, he complained often about that lack of help often. Financially, he put himself at considerable risk paying for this and other recall endeavors out of his own pocket. In fact, I’m going to start a GoFundMe campaign to reimburse some of the money Jeremy felt compelled to spend.

In the three months of gathering signatures, professional gatherers were brought in in the last few days to provide a buffer over the minimum amount of signatures required to recall this deeply dishonest politician. So the total amount of man hours contributed by them was probably well under 5% of the total.

I’m going to have to start calling Jeremy “Big Pot” from now on. He’ll enjoy that nickname. Maybe his creditors will find it funny too.

Speaking of money, bankruptcy recipient Mills’ claim county finances are in “good shape?” We’ll see what the county Controller-Auditor, who is on YouTube stating Measure C cannabis taxes balanced the last two budgets, reports next quarter without millions in cannabis taxes to draw on this time.

But that’s one of Mills’ smaller fibs. Here’s some bigger ones:

Big Lie #2: Banning regulated cannabis farming here is a “majority view.”

Even sociopaths would balk at making such a claim three days after every candidate who ran on that platform either lost badly or got set up to lose in November. Ed Langen in District 3? He earned last place, demolished by avowedly pro-regulation Merita Callaway. Second place went to pro-regulation incumbent Michael Oliveira.

Shockingly under-qualified hothead Gary Stevens managed to get into a runoff for Sheriff only because strongly pro-regulation Pat Garrahan’s 21% included the 31 votes incumbent Rick DiBasilio needed to avoid another run in November. Basilio is also unopposed to strict regulation. Stevens has zero chance of gaining enough votes from Garrahan supporters. Outside his core group of culture warriors he has no support.

Mills acolyte Clyde Clapp is also set to lose in November. His 13 vote “win” over 1st time challenger Ben Stopper will get erased by the anti-Clapp vote of two candidates who finished in 3rd and 4th place. Stopper is stricter about regulation than many farmers regard wise but he’s no banner.

And one day after the election, 2000 signatures, (more than the votes he got to win his seat,) were turned in to recall him. “Divisive” Dennis’ anti-legal-farmer “mandate” is only a majority view of people used to lying to themselves.

Big Lie #3: “There’s no difference between regulated and illegal growers” as to polluting our environment.

Google “One Big Lie, Dennis Mills” and you’ll see a 5 minute YouTube documentary about this despicable lie. As a 40-year veteran environmental scientist called Mills’ “Cultivating Disaster” faux-scientific report, (written by non-scientists,) it’s misleading at best, intentionally deceptive from beginning to end, or, in Patrick Sullivan, Ph.D’s words, “a work of science fiction.”

The tragedy of his 61-page lie is the media never challenged it so thousands of people believed a smear job conflating polluting, often criminal-cartel-backed foreigners, with mostly local decent family farmers. The outrageous immorality and indecency of that got this non-cannabis grower motivated to call out Mr. Mills tsunami of lies.

Sadly, Mills’ most ardent supporters abet his lying. Today, five polite posts I made on a “Support Dennis Mills” Facebook page proving, beyond a shadow of a doubt, his assertions are easily disproven falsehoods, got deleted. So much for honest debate.

As my dad used to say, “make the truth your friend, even when the friendship is difficult.” I can’t honestly say I believe Mr. Mills character is up to admitting he’s been lying. And I have next to zero hope he’ll apologize to the small family farmers he’s destroyed.

That destruction is more than financial. One very successful local farmer of cannabis and wine grapes told me, stifling tears, Calaveras is where his heart is and he’s hating having to move his family and operations to a county that’s actually welcoming him and the $250,000 in taxes he paid Calaveras last year.

Dennis Mills’ financially reckless, divisive culture war is going to be the gift that keeps on giving . . . to another county. Meanwhile, we’ll be less safe, with millions of fewer dollars to pay for eradicating the real bad guys. My only hope is after the hateful cancer of his dishonest tenure ends, this community will be able to work together to repair the damage.

David Kevin Sweet resides in District 3 where he manages vacation property and goes fishing “less often than I’d like.”


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Posted on: 2018-06-11 09:53:41   By: Anonymous
 
BOOBIES!

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    Posted on: 2018-06-11 10:08:46   By: Anonymous
     
    Can we please recall Trump

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      Posted on: 2018-06-11 10:09:20   By: Anonymous
       
      The worlds biggest moron

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        Posted on: 2018-06-11 10:20:38   By: Anonymous
         
        Quite possibly but he has that annoying quality most feared in enemies and those you disdain. He is right enough of the time that you can't count him our or discount him.

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          Posted on: 2018-06-11 10:22:49   By: Anonymous
           
          Yep, He loses every time on style but has just enough substance to leave you scratching your head and cursing at him while conceding he has a point.

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          Posted on: 2018-06-11 11:07:38   By: Anonymous
           
          And what about Pizza-Gate??

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          Posted on: 2018-07-09 23:09:24   By: Anonymous
           
          David Sweet is not the one to call someone a liar. He has quoted others without permission, misquoted District 3 Supervisor Olivera who has not ever said he is pro-regulation, and made other huge mistakes here. Sweet is not to be trusted.

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            Posted on: 2018-08-30 14:36:27   By: Anonymous
             
            He sure does have a sweet ass though!

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    Posted on: 2018-06-11 10:18:58   By: Anonymous
     
    I will vote for them.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-06-11 10:42:58   By: Anonymous
       
      In the picture, snapped in the darkness of a Wilton vineyard, Jack Kautz crouches behind a dead buck, smiling as he holds up the animal's head by its freakishly large set of antlers.

      It was a buck for the record books with sprawling antlers about an arm's width apart. If Katuz 52, had been had been able to claim it is a official trophy, he could have added it to his long list of accomplishments detailed on the website of his family's Lodi grape growing business, Ironstone Vineyards.

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      Posted on: 2018-06-11 11:08:37   By: Anonymous
       
      I vote for will Of them

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      Posted on: 2018-06-11 19:32:17   By: Anonymous
       
      The entire Cannabis problem wouldn't be a problem if Cliff were still here.

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        Posted on: 2018-06-12 06:58:54   By: Anonymous
         
        BOYCOTT CANNAABIS CLIFF'S.

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        Posted on: 2018-06-12 16:50:41   By: Anonymous
         
        Cliff is the one that should be hung for this whole mess😕

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        Posted on: 2018-07-09 23:12:06   By: Anonymous
         
        Cliff was an architect of the Urgency Ordinance and refuses to concede that others have a better idea or even a good idea sometimes. Why would he draft such a bad regulation? Why does he not change his business model when his own business is not sustainable? Is his stubbornness an asset or liability?


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    Posted on: 2018-06-11 16:51:26   By: Anonymous
     
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED DOPERS, CRACK HEADS, METH HEADS, TWEAKERS, CANNABIS BABIES, LIBERALS, PROGRESSIVES AND YOUR MOM!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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      Posted on: 2018-06-12 04:12:15   By: Anonymous
       
      Thank you for providing an excellent example of the typically mean and nasty behavior we see in Mills' banster supporters.

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        Posted on: 2018-07-09 23:13:18   By: Anonymous
         
        You're calling people "Bansters?" Now who is being nasty?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-06-11 17:27:07   By: Anonymous
     
    We all know that David Sweet has served time. I don't know where he gets off picking on Mills after all the illegal drug deals he has been busted for.

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      Posted on: 2018-06-11 18:06:20   By: Anonymous
       
      Well I find that a whole lot less disturbing than beating up elderly, scamming elderly, dumping *bleep* in our streams, and being just a plain lying, cheating moron!

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        Posted on: 2018-06-11 18:10:59   By: Anonymous
         
        Wonder if he spent time with clapp.

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        Posted on: 2018-06-12 06:59:40   By: Anonymous
         
        That would be Clapp

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-06-12 16:58:05   By: Anonymous
         
        Talk about lies you used to say streets now you’re saying streams. Typical and double standard. You all can say what you please but if anyone else says something you flip out.

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      Re: Serving Time
      Posted on: 2018-06-12 00:21:36   By: Anonymous
       
      Can one be both amused and horrified at how some people think laughably false character assassination persuades anyone? Not a single post challenging one assertion in the article. No intelligent questions, either. Mills is a liar but he's no criminal. If there's someone else with my name who has served time, well, I won't be changing my name to assuage a name calling, lying, coward on this thread.

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        Re: Serving Time
        Posted on: 2018-06-12 16:46:04   By: Anonymous
         
        Somehow I think declaring bankruptcy when facing fines for county code violations affects my vote.

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        Re: Serving Time
        Posted on: 2018-06-21 13:27:00   By: Anonymous
         
        It's also amusing to see people claiming every accusation made to be false, when they have been proven time and time AGAIN to be true! Kind of like when a crooked judge has all the facts/proof right in front of his ignorant face, yet chooses to ignore. Also like the county claiming to care so much about environmental damages made by irresponsible growers, yet they choose to go after the most environmentally safe farms! Oh, and lets NOT forget all the lies, cheating, thieving, cons that 3 bos members have been PROVEN to be involved in! CROOKED Calaveras county will have it's day of reckoning, legally or not!!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-06-11 10:55:09   By: Anonymous
 
Too bad Jeremy Maddux allowed himself to be drug into issues surrounding pot! He knew better at one point in his life, I feel sorry for you!

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    Re: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
    Posted on: 2018-06-11 11:06:14   By: Anonymous
     
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED HILLARY!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


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    Posted on: 2018-06-11 12:18:42   By: Anonymous
     
    how did Jeremy retire from teaching at what 44-45?

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      Posted on: 2018-06-11 18:23:26   By: Anonymous
       
      Good question. How did he afford to recently drop $600,000 in 2015 on a place overlooking Melones in Bar XX, then put in a bunch of grading (hopefully all legal?) and shiny new greenhouses, etc.? Then at the same time outfit his property off Baker Riley with a half-dozen + more greenhouses?
      Retire at mid-forties, then be able to drop a cool million on a sketchy enterprise? Maybe I need to get into teaching?
      Hopefully Jeremy likes being in the public limelight.

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        Posted on: 2018-06-12 16:49:12   By: Anonymous
         
        Or maybe just admit you and others don't see opportunity when it comes knocking.

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          Posted on: 2018-06-12 17:23:46   By: Anonymous
           
          More like I am not stupid enough to put my families financial future at risk over a sketchy enterprise.

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          Posted on: 2018-07-09 23:21:18   By: Anonymous
           
          I see something knocking alright, but it's not an opportunity. How naive.
          Commercial marijuana is not an opportunity here. Wait until Big Business steps in to some of those counties that have permitted this "opportunity" called "regulation" and forces small farms out, paying them pennies on the dollar for their land, if they pay anything at all.

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    Posted on: 2018-06-11 18:13:51   By: Anonymous
     
    Yeah, too bad someone chose to grow a plant that has been proven time and time again to help people, and save lives!

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    Re: I cannot stop laughing
    Posted on: 2018-06-11 20:05:05   By: Anonymous
     
    Really,Cmon...Oh Jeremy,what a big manipulation of the great voters here in district 4.You have lied about why the recall as many have stated.You harassed people walking in and out of the stores.Banging doors trying to harass people .Do you think you are not watched ?So many are and believe me we will get back our peace and quiet.We will stand behind Dennis Mills.Watch.

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      Re: I cannot stop laughing
      Posted on: 2018-06-12 04:17:05   By: Anonymous
       
      You guys just can't stop with your BS character assassinations and lies! Banging on doors? Harassing people outside stores? Why don't you just come out and say that in addition to being anti-property rights, you bansters want to ban the 1st Amendment of the Constitution.

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      Re: I cannot stop laughing
      Posted on: 2018-06-12 07:01:34   By: Anonymous
       
      Shut up Lard Ass Gina Gonzales!

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        Re: I cannot stop laughing
        Posted on: 2018-07-03 17:02:52   By: Anonymous
         
        Profanity

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          Re: I cannot stop laughing
          Posted on: 2018-07-03 17:28:39   By: Anonymous
           
          Before you ask, I'll just go ahead and tell you! Word on the streets in Southside Chicago is that Dennis's booty hole is chewed up with blistered & brused lacerations, because Clyde gave him the super Clapp at a what was supposed to be a nice inocent game of feltch & f*ck, but McManus, Tunno, and Alice crashed their party, which soon after turned into a violent gang bang that Mills enjoyed untill it destroyed! Every bit of these shenanigans were 100% consentual..so don't cry Gina, no one was harmed except mills crapper..and you were not invited because Alice is a selfish self ritiouse c*nt!!

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      Re: I cannot stop laughing
      Posted on: 2018-07-03 16:57:37   By: Anonymous
       
      Go ahead! Stand behind mills, lick that corn hole! The man is finished!!! He flushed himself down the sh*tree! No one but himself is to blame!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-06-11 11:11:05   By: Anonymous
 
I do not want to be surrounded by growers, it stinks and brings in undesirable traffic of people and vehicles to my rural residential neighborhood. The air now smells great again and I dont have to dust everyday now that there is no growing. Mills has my vote 100%, the UO was not done right, it was temporary and growers knew that going in. There are areas that grows could be done in, but close to other residents is not the place. Just as growers think their rights are being violated, non growers rights are being violated by being forced to endure the negative impacts of growers. This was not done right, and instead of moving forward to find a real solution, you are turning more possible support for growing against yourself with articles such as this, your recall efforts and the threats of legal action for not agreeing with your position. Personally, growers and the county were better off before the UO, people should be careful for what they ask for....

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    Posted on: 2018-06-11 11:22:21   By: Anonymous
     
    Just wait until harvest season...nothing left, it just doesn't smell until it buds

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      Posted on: 2018-06-11 11:54:45   By: Anonymous
       
      The grows that surrounded my property are now gone, nothing left to stink uo the air here.....

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        Posted on: 2018-06-11 18:11:06   By: Anonymous
         
        For now anyways!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-06-11 11:59:37   By: Anonymous
     
    Sign your name if you want to be taken seriously

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      Re: Sign your name
      Posted on: 2018-06-11 14:25:06   By: Anonymous
       
      ....Says: "Anonymous"

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      Posted on: 2018-06-11 22:17:35   By: Anonymous
       
      Wheres your name??

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    Re: totally agree.So happy that the commercial growing has stopped.
    Posted on: 2018-06-11 15:20:15   By: Anonymous
     


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      Hovercraft AF
      Posted on: 2018-06-11 19:34:04   By: Anonymous
       
      Totally.

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    Posted on: 2018-06-11 15:26:40   By: Anonymous
     
    I do not want to be surrounded by wineries that encourage people to come to our county to DRINK AND DRIVE, add traffic/damage to our roads, cause accidents, etc. But I am, and guess what? It's the right of the winery to attract that kind of traffic, whether I like it or not. Vineyards cause more environmental damage than cannabis, but nobody cares because it's wine. And let's face it...I'm sure the wine industry up here is padding the pockets of the pro ban politicians. Why? They don't want to lose any of their business to recreational cannabis. I also don't like the smell of fertilizer and cow crap, but I have to smell that. And the smell of livestock in the heat, but I have to smell that. Or all the extra exhaust from cars when I'm driving during tourist season, but I have to smell that. Get out of here with your self righteous bullcrap. Anyone pro ban is just a backwoods hillbilly hell bent on keeping this county poor so that they can live in their perfect, cheap little retirement hell. Idiots.

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      Posted on: 2018-06-11 22:21:41   By: Anonymous
       
      You just proved my point, thank you!!

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      Posted on: 2018-06-12 17:12:57   By: Anonymous
       
      Thank you for reminding us why we want Marijuana gone.

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      Posted on: 2018-07-09 23:26:04   By: Anonymous
       
      You are a closed minded, thin-witted, pot proponent. All of us who don't want commercial pot here don't care what you do in your home. DUI? Try DWS - Driving While Stoned which is as bad or worse than DUI. So stop with the stupid generalizations and realize that we don't want commercial growing here - and we are young and old, poor and rich, all races, all religions, and various genders. Get with it.

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        Posted on: 2018-07-23 21:26:58   By: Anonymous
         
        Lmao!! This is either Cox or Montgomery.. or Cox in Montgomery 😜😜😜😜

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    Posted on: 2018-06-11 18:02:50   By: Anonymous
     
    Mills is the main reason you WILL be surrounded by pot! Why is it so hard to understand that the farmers who registered are the ones who are leaving, not the bad ones that are what you all have been complaining about! Do you really think they are going anywhere? They know the county is going after the ones who registered! They know the county Is going to run out of money doing so! They have become untouchable! You may as well of grandfathered them in! I can't believe the stupidity!! Please explain to me how double banning cartel, chineese, and gangs is going to make them leave! The growers weren't lying, they wanted to help get them out! You make zero sense! This county makes zero sense! Now we ALL get to live in a polluted, poor county run by idiots!

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      Posted on: 2018-06-12 10:07:11   By: Anonymous
       
      I know of five (both registered and unregistered) farmers who are stoked about this ban, they know the odds are in their favor.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-07-09 23:28:27   By: Anonymous
       
      Oh don't worry. The Sheriff and Co. will get to everyone. It's not the apocalyptic situation you describe. He's planned to eradicate all of the illegal grows, which is all of them now. Everyone will have a turn.

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    Posted on: 2018-06-11 18:19:47   By: Anonymous
     
    You better move then! We were registered, but will not chance breaking the law, so we are selling our spot to a group that could give two sh*ts about the environment, neibors or law! Honestly I wish we didn't have to do it this way, but since we gave all our savings to open our business, and lost..we have no choice!

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      Posted on: 2018-07-09 23:30:38   By: Anonymous
       
      I am sad you lost your savings, and hope you can start over. I hope you are not blaming anyone else and choose to learn like nearly everyone.

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DENNIS MILLS IS STUPID
Posted on: 2018-06-11 11:28:12   By: Anonymous
 
THERE ARE MANY HUGE ISSUES FACING CALAVERAS COUNTY. DENNIS MILLS APPEARS TO HAVE NO UNDERSTANDING ABOUT ANY OF THEM. LET US FIND SOMEONE WHO CAN READ TO TAKE HIS PLACE

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    Re: DENNIS MILLS IS STUPID
    Posted on: 2018-06-11 11:31:20   By: Anonymous
     
    I agree. Although he supports banning pot, I understand that he was fired from several jobs before he ran for CCWD Board.
    He may even have a criminal background. Has anybody checked that?

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      Re: DENNIS MILLS IS STUPID
      Posted on: 2018-06-11 12:12:35   By: Anonymous
       
      Divisive Dennis is scheduled to speak before the Republican party in Santa Rosa soon. Title of his presentation... California going to POT. He now has a presumed platform to run with. Desperate for his pension from the board seat. If he had an ounce of wisdom he would resign before he is recalled to save face and not have a completely ruined career... wait to late his career is ruined by his own lies

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      Re: DENNIS MILLS IS STUPID
      Posted on: 2018-06-11 12:34:29   By: Anonymous
       
      And has also declared personal bankruptcy when hit with county code violations. Beyond not respecting that code is there for a reason - to protect our resources and safety - is this the person you want to trust your county finances with?

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      Re: DENNIS MILLS IS STUPID
      Posted on: 2018-06-11 18:31:22   By: Anonymous
       
      Just how many jobs has this man had? It seemed every single conversation in the bos meetings that had to do with ANY job title what so ever, he'd claim to of worked in that field, or have experience in it! "Wellll back when I used to do underground directional drilling in 1882"...just an example, but he'd most likely claim to be experienced lmfao!

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        Re: DENNIS MILLS IS STUPID
        Posted on: 2018-06-12 07:04:17   By: Anonymous
         
        AND his wife's arse is revolting! Have never seen anything like it. It must be good for resting a beer on though.

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      Re: DENNIS MILLS IS STUPID
      Posted on: 2018-07-09 23:38:49   By: Anonymous
       
      Hey, don't smear anyone. Especially don't smear someone if you're not sure.

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        Re: DENNIS MILLS IS STUPID
        Posted on: 2018-08-30 14:57:51   By: Anonymous
         
        I'm sure, so I will continue to smear the man responsible for so many people struggling in this jag off county!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-06-11 12:36:28   By: Anonymous
 
Thoughtful, well-written commentary on the marijuana debacle. Other counties will benefit during this likely short window of small farming and Calaveras, once again, misses the boat.

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    Posted on: 2018-06-11 14:33:09   By: Anonymous
     
    Huh? Thoughtful and well written? Just a name calling, stone-throwing,immature opinion. It is so easy for politicians and others living in Arnold and near to push for pot grows that hammer the low parts of the county. Easy to get on your soapboxes for the blood money gains to the County coffers. Who cares about us hillbillies in Railroad, Sheep Ranch, Mtn Ranch? Let us take the brunt of destroying our towns for your elitest progressive vision right? Heres the truth: already our little towns are feeling incredible relief. The rush brought thousands of frightening criminals to our neighborhoods, roads, stores- ruining our way of life. For every nice hippie kid grower there were 200 hard core criminals, registered and not. Your insults to all these men in your is just unethical and Facebook childish. You dont have to agree with Mr.Stevens values, but why would any decent human trust yours when you are not even civil?

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-06-11 14:44:10   By: Anonymous
       
      I don't see marijuana as going away, that's why. If anything, there will be less money for the sheriff to eradicate the illegal grows which he said so himself in the press and at recent town meetings. And for the record, Mills condemned many and named names publicly, many of which were legal growers from long time families. He also insulted the memory of Barden Stevenot when he passed. Despite all the good Barden and his family had done for five generations, all Mills could do was call him out for supporting a regulated industry. So, guess what? If you're going to sling first, you've got to expect it coming back at you. Especially for someone with his own less than stellar record. (To the commentator above, I believe it was actually two personal bankruptcies filed to get out of paying fines to the county.)

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      Re: AGREE
      Posted on: 2018-06-11 15:22:17   By: Anonymous
       


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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-06-11 18:22:31   By: Anonymous
       
      To the hillbillies in District 2-glad to hear things are better for the true locals! The local farmers didn't want this crap.

      The vultures moved in and act like long time residents who care about the community. They only care about profits.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-06-11 18:32:19   By: Anonymous
         
        So true.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-06-12 16:52:16   By: Anonymous
         
        And yet, how many long time farming family have planted an acre or two of MJ? Effing hypocrites.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-06-11 18:46:48   By: Anonymous
       
      Huge difference between opinion and FACTS!!
      Not everyone in Calaveras is blind! You think they are so stupid that they can't tell facts from all the lies mills is spewing..I wanted them out too! But I finally see now, and so will many others. Mills made the mistake of thinking he could fool this entire county! The growers aren't just pointing fingers and calling people liers. They are proving their claims with FACTS! Everything they tell us is backed up with the proof and where to find it..what they are saying is the truth, and I for one am ashamed of myself for almost falling for the big lie! Not one registered farm was proven to of done even one thing Mills claims! You are blind, or maybe just can't read and do research if you can't see this by now..

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-06-11 20:37:50   By: Anonymous
         
        LOL!!

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-06-12 04:24:28   By: Anonymous
         
        Thank you. I recently met many people who feel exactly as you do.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-07-09 23:42:19   By: Anonymous
         
        No. The growers are not supplying facts. They aren't telling the truth most of the time, tell half truths part of the time, and omit key facts often. Don't tell us that the growers are being truthful. No. Not the case and it is seen in DAvid Sweet's response to Dennis Mills piece. David completely misrepresented what Michael Oliveira said, misstated other items, and completely missed the boat on so much more. Not good.

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          "Misquoting" Michael Oliveira
          Posted on: 2018-10-16 13:30:48   By: Anonymous
           
          Ah, so many character assassinations and so little knowledge spread. There was nothing devious about my assumption voting against the ban was tantamount to Mike being pro-regulation. It was simply a logical but incorrect assumption on my part. It never occurred to me that anyone could oppose the ban AND oppose regulation. To those who claim he's saying he's "personally pro ban" as a way to get votes, they offer zero evidence he changes his positions to win elections. My take is Mike is for real, just dead wrong in my view about both the wisdom of a commercial ban or allowing a countywide vote to settle the matter "once and for all." As a constituent of his (D3) I'm not interested in how Valley Springs residents feel about commercial growing where I live.--David Sweet


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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-06-12 04:22:24   By: Anonymous
       
      Your towns are in the process of becoming ghost towns out there, thanks to Divisive Dennis and his lies.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-06-12 05:32:21   By: Anonymous
         
        Cool, that's great! The less people around here the better! Good-bye!

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-06-12 16:53:23   By: Anonymous
           
          So long as you understand your kids and grandkids can't just turn up at govt center for their expected handout.

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2018-06-12 18:18:15   By: Anonymous
             
            I'm good with that too. All of San Andreas, including Government Center disappearing would be an improvement.

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2018-07-09 23:46:13   By: Anonymous
             
            Really? You're concerned about the kids and grandkids? Grandkids can't visit grandparents in Diamond 20 because the parents know it's not safe due to growers. Kids show up to school reeking of pot smell, with an odor so strong it is distracting and offending. Many of us donate clothing to our local schools in childrens' sizes so that there is a fresh supply for the staff to provide for kids of growers to change into. This is happening here.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-07-09 23:36:59   By: Anonymous
       
      Watch Silly Merita call for "strict sensible regulation" when she means that she will abolish any safeguards and strictness and opening it wide up, if given 1/2 a chance. Look at her signs that say "Experience Counts" Her experience is not a shining example of public service. Please just do the sensible thing and stop now.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-08-14 20:31:03   By: Anonymous
         
        ALICE, YOU JUST WANT TO FLICK MERITA'S BEAN! THERE'S OBVIOUSLY SOMETHING VERY WRONG WITH YOU LADY! YOU PROBABLY JUST NEED TO GO GET FUC*ED!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-06-11 16:31:30   By: Anonymous
 
We all know that David Sweet has served time. I don't know where he gets off picking on Mills after all the illegal drug deals he has been busted for.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-06-11 16:44:40   By: Anonymous
 
People fear what they dont understand, and that fear turns into hatred. People with empathy however, at least make an attempt to understand people that are different from themselves, and Mills clearly lacks empathy. Its just easier for some people to live inside their own little world bubbles, where anyone and anything that is different than what they are used to is something to be feared and hated.



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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-06-11 17:33:47   By: Anonymous
     
    Mills is filth. Clapp is scrum. Toffenelli is a cheater

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-06-11 19:38:13   By: Anonymous
       
      ...and Bella lugusi's dead.

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Cannabis is a Lie
Posted on: 2018-06-11 18:17:23   By: Anonymous
 
David Kevin Sweet-I feel sorry for you. You have swallowed a lie from the Devil. The Devil has served you this Cannabis Lie dripping with dollar signs. You are greedy. You are angry. You are sad.

All you can do is talk about the money that will be provided to Calaveras, neglecting to mention the number of DA cases currently being processed on taxpayer $ for marijuana crimes. The Homicides we have over cannabis. The homeless and shady workers that have moved into the county hoping for a trimming job. The human trafficking we have over working the crops. The dead live stock and wildlife from illegal and legal crop fertilizers & pesticides. The horrendous amount of water required for your crop is somehow overlooked, while water rates go up and drought measures implemented.

Don't pretend this is good for the community. Don't pretend Anti-Pot people are mean liers, while Pro-Pot are kind farmers.

The tantrum that you have thrown since 3 BOS out voted 2 is amazing. Your father sounds like he attempted to teach you fine principals, but you are a disgrace to him. When The People wanted their voice, an Alpine Judge was paid off to take it off the ballot. When the BOS voted against you, you threaten a lawsuit. You slander, name call, try at recall.

We'll see how the election shakes out, sounds like you already have it figured out. Remember the last time someone was sure of an election result? In the meantime, go ruin another county.

You just lost much business in your vacation rentals. Probably not a concern to you though since you are probably using it as a money laundering scheme so deposits aren't flagged on this Federally Illegal crop.

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    Re: Cannabis is yummy!
    Posted on: 2018-06-11 19:28:51   By: Anonymous
     
    Cliff es muy guapo

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    Re: Cannabis is a Lie
    Posted on: 2018-06-11 21:51:47   By: Anonymous
     
    Oh, Alice Montgomery you are just mad that you’ve found three ways to donate to the very SMALL amount of funds Oliveira has raised.....and he almost came in third place!

    PS: Maybe OAKLAND PD MIKE should be more forthcoming about his horrible police service record. How can someone who was the worst cop in the worst police force in America be let around our children?

    All OAKLAND PD OLIVIERA has been doing since his huge loss in the primary is threatening to “privately investigate” these people writing letters about me....

    Seriously, such an embarrassment.

    Release your police service records!!!




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    Re: Cannabis is a Lie
    Posted on: 2018-06-12 08:28:20   By: Anonymous
     
    Okay Trent

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    Re: Cannabis is a Lie
    Posted on: 2018-10-16 13:37:32   By: Anonymous
     
    If you believe in a Devil, I think you're the one swallowing a whole lot of lies, however popular those lies may be.

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Correction
Posted on: 2018-06-11 23:12:20   By: Anonymous
 
Because Mike Oliveira voted no on the Mills-led ban, I incorrectly assumed he was pro-regulation. Apparently, Mike sees anything other than a vote by the entire county as a bad idea. However that votes comes out, Mike feels that will be a permanent resolution. While I doubt that very much, I apologize for mischaracterizing his position.---David Kevin Sweet

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    Re: Correction
    Posted on: 2018-06-12 00:27:53   By: Anonymous
     
    David K Sweet. You should run for supervisor. I think you are well spoken unlike the idiots we now have ruining the county. Mills is gone. Clapp will lose to Stopper. Mike O. You will lose to an old lady with more experience and good sense than you. Toff will just miss being recaaalled

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      Re: Correction
      Posted on: 2018-06-12 16:55:10   By: Anonymous
       
      I'd bet on that outcome.

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      Re: Correction
      Posted on: 2018-07-09 23:50:53   By: Anonymous
       
      Oh we don't want Merita. No. She has no business sense. She says the opposite of what she means "strict regulation" means throw the doors open and have commercial grows in more residential areas and manufacaturing in populated areas. She has a bad record, no business sense. Besides, Mike can write better thank you notes. Not going backwards again. Look at Arnold now just getting better. She wounded that town terribly,

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    Re: Correction
    Posted on: 2018-06-12 09:23:02   By: Anonymous
     
    I didn't write that.
    Sincerely, David

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      Re: Correction
      Posted on: 2018-06-12 12:31:58   By: Anonymous
       
      I didn't write this. -Davey boy

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        Re: Correction
        Posted on: 2018-06-13 15:50:37   By: Anonymous
         
        My Bonnie lies over the ocean-Davey Jones

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-06-12 01:20:48   By: Anonymous
 
Not all money is good money.. We moved up here to get away from growing cities and high prices. It's one of the last great places in this state to raise kids. Keep your Pot money WE DON'T WANT IT.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-06-12 08:09:34   By: Anonymous
     
    Well who told you that all in life is going to be what you want? No matter how you look at any of this, you will forever be surrounded by Ilegal pot! It's not going anywhere! Just like guns, some owners are responsible, some not so much...there's always going to be bad and good. This county could of benefit tremendously from the good to help get rid of the bad...now your
    Just stuck with no way out!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-06-12 09:23:31   By: Anonymous
     
    So because you decided to move here, hose that we’re here before you should stop their businesses and accommodate your wishes?? Incredible.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-06-12 05:41:05   By: Anonymous
 
I should have been a school teacher like Jeremy. Then I too could have retired after two years or so of work just like he did

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-06-12 07:07:27   By: Anonymous
     
    He signed a deal with the devil.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-06-12 07:28:17   By: Anonymous
       
      No he and all MJ users and growers are the devil. This is our topic for the lord this Sunday. Mr. McManus is the true savior. Evil evil evil. Curse word. Curse word....................

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-06-12 08:38:23   By: Anonymous
         
        McManus is the true savior? I'm going to be laughing my head off all day with that thought. Bill probably will be too, though I'm sure he appreciates your ignorance. Thanks for the laugh!!! :-)

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-06-13 09:51:23   By: Anonymous
         
        Right on phony pastor trent fiorino.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-06-12 10:24:10   By: Anonymous
     
    Jeremy probably put all his eggs in one basket, so of course he is going to go to whatever lengths possible to save his worthless butt. I imagine his investor is quite curious how he is going to get paid back. After all, Jeremy is retired so it's not like he is getting a regular pay check. What a joke.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-06-25 17:44:50   By: Anonymous
       
      Stop with the eggs already. Go stick your eggs up your cooloh!

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    Re: retired teacher
    Posted on: 2018-06-12 16:30:31   By: Anonymous
     
    A teacher can retire anytime they want. That's also called unemployed.
    If Jeremy is no longer teaching he's unemployed.
    A teacher in CA can't draw a pension until they are 55 years old. It sounds like he might not have taught enough years to even collect his pension when he does turn 55.
    I wish him luck trying to get hired in Calaveras county should he want to get back into teaching at a public school. Those on the hiring committees have pretty good memories. Your past can come back to haunt you.

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Wicked
Posted on: 2018-06-12 07:28:39   By: Anonymous
 
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid. Good people obtain favor from the Lord, but he condemns those who devise wicked schemes.
Proverbs 12:1-2


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    Re: Wicked
    Posted on: 2018-06-12 10:33:29   By: Anonymous
     
    To be honest at least old willy billy is an actual person. So if this nut bag thinks mcmanus is the true savior...well its walking talking flesh and bone. Not imaginary.

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"...retired teacher Jeremy Maddux, who’s been running a medium-sized cannabis operation."
Posted on: 2018-06-12 11:57:15   By: Anonymous
 
"...retired teacher Jeremy Maddux, who’s been running a medium-sized cannabis operation."

Uuuhhh, according to the county records, Jeremy is running not one, but two 22000 sq ft gardens. Being that 22000 was the max, and he has/had two of them, I would say he was running more than a "medium-sized" op. Cute though, I admire your attempt to marginalize him.

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    Re: "...retired teacher Jeremy Maddux, who’s been running a medium-sized cannabis operation."
    Posted on: 2018-06-12 12:55:03   By: Anonymous
     
    He supplements his income selling vacuum cleaners.

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    Re: "...retired teacher Jeremy Maddux, who’s been running a medium-sized cannabis operation."
    Posted on: 2018-06-12 15:58:03   By: Anonymous
     
    What does his income have to do with ANY of this? Is that what really bothers You? Is it jealousy that fuels all this hatred? The people that call these farmers lazy are compleatly misinformed about how a clean, REGULATED farm works. It is actually a lot of hard work! Stop trying to bring a good man down because of your ignorance and pure jealousy! He's not just blowing smoke up our asses like Mills! He backs 100% of what he does and says up with FACTS and hard work! So stfu!

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      Re: "...retired teacher Jeremy Maddux, who’s been running a medium-sized cannabis operation."
      Posted on: 2018-06-12 16:34:37   By: Anonymous
       
      The article stated he ran a "medium-sized cannabis operation." Obviously that is false, which was the point of the comment. Seems the commercial growers need to "blow smoke" (your words not mine) to defend their positions. I sure find it funny how in the beginning of this whole debacle, the growers touted themselves by saying it was all about the medicine, how compassionate they are. Well, that went away and it became all about how much money it will bring in. Then the threats and hostilities started coming in with how a ban will bankrupt the county especially once they start suing the crap out of us. Leaves a nasty taste, really. And save the hard-working grower crap, I have been growing for 20 years and smoking for 35 so I know enough to comment on the topic. I know Jeremy well enough to comment, as well. I can assure you, many of the old school burners agree that the commercial thing ruined it up here and all out of greed and a kick-back life-style with big dollars coming in, because it sure as hell was not about providing medicine for people. Give me a break and just tell it like it is and stop making yourselves look like idiots.

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        Re: "...retired teacher Jeremy Maddux, who’s been running a medium-sized cannabis operation."
        Posted on: 2018-06-13 19:16:34   By: Anonymous
         
        Whe the hell opens a business and doesn't want to make money? That's The stupidest crap I've ever heard! Why couldn't it be about helping people AND making money? So it seems your just boo hooing because the commercial farmers ruined it for your Ilegal farming! Huh! Now that's one I haven't heard yet...

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      Re: "...retired teacher Jeremy Maddux, who’s been running a medium-sized cannabis operation."
      Posted on: 2018-06-12 16:43:54   By: Anonymous
       
      And what's up with the retired BS? The dude is like 45, he is not retired. So obviously the writer of the article is trying to spin something. What is wrong, you have to deceive to make it sound good? Just tell it like it is.

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        Profanity
        Posted on: 2018-06-12 21:08:17   By: Anonymous
         
        Profanity

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