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“Whale kills Sea World trainer as guests watch”.
What I don,t understand about this story is how can we as human beings  expect any thing different from our fellow-creature that we imprison and force to perform for our profit and entertainment.
A Haida  legend relates how Orca was snatched from the ocean by Thunderbird and from a great height dropped back into the sea, causing a tremendous roar. From then on, the Orca came to be associated with thunder. For many of the coastal peoples, the whale was synonymous with spiritual rebirth and cultural survival. Because the killer whale mates for life, it has become associated with romance and the power of the family unit. Qualities of harmony, beauty and power are attributed to the Orca for its hunting skills and the way it cares for its young
ORLANDO, Fla. (KOMO4 NEWS)” A  sea world killer whale snatched a trainer from a poolside platform Wednesday in its jaws and thrashed the woman around underwater, killing her in front of a horrified audience. It marked the third time the animal had been involved in a human death“.
The orca whale’s intelligence, trainability, striking appearance, playfulness in captivity and sheer size have made it a popular show at aquariums and aquatic theme parks. Organizations such as the World Society for the Protection of Animals and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society campaign against the practice of keeping them in captivity. Orca whales were taken from the coasts of British Columbia and Washington until 1976.From 1976-1997, 55 whales were taken from the wild in Iceland, 19 from Japan, and three from Argentina. These figures exclude any animals that may have died during capture. Live captures fell dramatically in the 1990s, and by 1999, about 40% of the 48 animals on display in the world were captive born. Orcas in captivity often develop pathologies, such as the dorsal fin collapse seen in 60–90% of captive males. Captive killer whales have vastly reduced life expectancies, on average only living into their 20s, though there are examples of killer whales living longer, including several over 30 years old, and two captive orcas (Corky II and Lolita) are in their mid-40s. In the wild, female Orcas can live to be 70–80 years old (though this is a rare occurrence, and 50 years is the average lifespan expected for those who survive infancy), while males can live to be 50–60 years old (while 30 years is the average).The captive environment usually bears little resemblance to their wild habitat, and the social groups that the killer whales are put into are foreign to those found in the wild. Critics claim that captive life is stressful due to small tanks, false social groupings and chemically altered water.
“Steve Huxter, who was head of sea world   animal care and training department then, said Wednesday he’s surprised it happened again. He says Tilikum was a well-behaved, balanced animal.”
Captive orcas occasionally act aggressively towards themselves, their tank mates, or humans, which critics say is a result of stress. Unlike wild killer whales, captives have attacked and even killed people such as their handlers or pool intruders, with nearly two dozen attacks since the 1970s.
These animals are part of the natural marine environment of our planet. They belong in the ocean its sick to expect them to live to live in a small freak show tank, this is cruelty done for profit. sea world should return the orcas to the waters they came from and stop calling them killer whales they are orcas.

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Over one week has passed since I E mailed the director of Harbor view clinics the governor’s office and my state senator to ask them: why I cannot  get an authorization for medical marijuana from the adult medicine clinic at harbor-view medical center when I have been a patient at that clinic for over 10 years. I  know and The doctors there know that I meet the qualifying conditions under RCW 69.51(a) no satisfactory reply’s.  I have searched for a new Doctor this whole week with out satisfactory results. I cannot afford The $250+ The Marijuana clinics will charge me.

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Read the KOMO  story…

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Olympia Mayor Pro Tem Joe Hyer has been arrested for investigation of marijuana trafficking.

Sheriff’s detectives said Hyer, 37, was arrested on Thursday following a month-long undercover investigation by the Thurston County Narcotics Task Force.

A tip from a concerned citizen prompted the investigation, during which Hyer sold marijuana to a police informant on two separate occasions, investigators said.

Hyer was booked into the Thurston County Jail under investigation of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful distribution of a controlled substance and unlawful use of a residence for drug purposes. He posted bail on Thursday night and was released.

Hyer refused to comment on the allegations.

Earlier this week, Hyer took over the position of former county treasurer Robin Hunt, who is vacating her post before the end of her four-year term. Hyer’s formal appointment as treasurer is scheduled for March 1.

Thurston County Republican Party Chairman Scott Roberts called on Hyer to resign from his post.

“I call on Councilman Hyer to do the right thing and resign his seat on the Olympia City Council immediately,” Roberts said in a statement. “He should also be removed from consideration for the Thurston County Treasurers’ position that will soon be vacated by Robin Hunt.”

Although Hyer should be considered innocent until found guilty, Roberts said, he “cannot adequately serve the public need, while working on defending himself against a series of drug-related charges and running his business.”

Hyer, an Olympia native, was appointed to the Olympia City Council in 2004, and elected the following year. He has served as a board member, as well as the president of the Olympia Downtown Association, and is the co-owner of Alpine Experience, an outdoor equipment retailer in downtown Olympia.

He is also a graduate of Tumwater High School

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Komo is right on top of it with the trash news once agean. Maybe KOMO should Tell us the whole story about how many many people smoke weed in secret. Only with a small circle of friends, because they are very afraid they will lose their jobs, wife’s kid’s and houses. Just because they enjoyed relaxing with a herb that is less harmful then booze or tobacco, less dangerous then driving your car down the free way..A herb enjoyed by 56% of our states population including more then a few KOMO employees, that’s the story you need to tell all you stoner producers and writers. Take a stand for legal marijuana instead of trashing someone just like you.

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On Feb 10  I went to an appointment with my primary care doctor. I asked Her to recommend medical Marijuana to treat my neuropathy my Doctor did not want to discus it she told me she would recommend marijuana only for severe cancer pain. I suffer from severe pain and numbness in my hands fingers and feet  I take 100 Mg of GABAPENTIN 3 times a day it doesnt cut all the pain and seems to make the numbness worse if I take a bigger dose it makes me feel tired all the time. I also have glaucoma and sever pain in my right knee from a bicycle accident. I know the marijuana works because I have used it for years it stops the pain in my hands And feet  my fingers work so I can draw, it lets me get up and out to walk and exercise. So I use the marijuana when I can get it when I can afford it some times I have to crawl in deep slime and spend big money to get it. The marijuana recommendation in my medical records would allow me to stop dealing with criminals, protect me from prosecution and allow me to sign up with green cross for help. My Doctors should help me by doing this small thing Washington’s Medical marijuana laws allow treatment of my illness with marijuana but there are hoops to jump and loops to trip you up it’s just one more example  of why marijuana should be legal so everyone can make up there own mind.

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Americas Tea Baggers gathered  this week at the first national Tea Party convention in Nashville. The opening speaker called President Obama  a “committed Socialist ideologue” who was elected because “we do not have a civics, literacy test before people can vote.”
“You have launched the counter-revolution,” the speaker, former Rep. Tom Tancredo Of  Colorado told 600 or so delegates of the grassroots movement assembled  in Nashville Wednesday night. “It is our nation.
Tancredo also insisted on using Obama’s middle name, Hussein,  Obama has mobilized an uprising. “People who could not even spell the word ‘vote’ or say it in English put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House,” he said.
Tancredo, a failed 2008 presidential candidate, made his reputation as a rabid foe of illegal immigrants. The literacy tests he pined for were once used in the South to keep blacks from voting.

I wonder if  Ms. Palin, Mr.Tancredo or any of the tea baggers know what is inscribed on the statue of liberty?.

So then this is what the tea party thinks of us A majority of Americans who elected president Obama are we the ignorant slobs who can’t even spell the word vote or is it the other way around. The Tea baggers are those same uptight folks that don’t want to legalize marijuana that kind of government interference in to our lives is a good thing to the tea baggers. How about Gay people tea baggers believe the government should block Gay peoples right to happiness. What about the right to health care, Oh Tea baggers hate the idea that health care is considered a right and freedom, freedom only comes to those who believe in what the tea baggers believe in.I was taught American Government is by and for the people. A majority of the people no matter the color of their skin or their nationality and I believe in that. My question to the  tea baggers about health care is why would you want insurance companies between you and your doctors?,  why do you welcome corporate interference in to your lives?.

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