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Part 7 Federal Marijuana Laws: Chemicals The Govt Approves To Spray Vermont to Kill Marijuana

PART 7 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS "Prima facie", in the law, means that if you have a state offense for marijuana spelled with a j in the law, marihuana spelled with an h in the law, or cannabis, then that is OBVIOUS that you may have also violated federal law. How many Vermont State Senators and Vermont Representatives know that they may be setting you up for a federal prison term, by their little ol' Vermont slap on the hand statute?


Read the Puritanical Puritan Laws On The Books In Vermont Before You Video Tape Anyone Nude Swimming!

Why it's Sunday in Vermont, again, and time to get to know our existing, and in full force, NUDITY LAWS IN VERMONT! Whoops, and it might be so warm today, you might have thought of going skinny dipping. Well, leave the camera and video-camera at home! No wonder the motion picture industry rarely films movies in Vermont!


Part 6 Federal Marijuana Laws - Is Not Knowing The Law A Form of "Entrapment"?

Law Library of Congress
Is it "entrapment" if you are not fairly warned and informed of all the federal marijuana laws?

When I'm finished finding all of the federal marijuana laws, would it help put a dent in police "entrapment" of people who have not been fairly warned and informed of the existing federal laws, for the State of Vermont to publish a complete booklet of all marijuana laws, state and federal, and mail it out to every registered voter, and publish copies for all high school students, and give them a test on the subject before graduation? I'll bet none of the Vermont State Legislators, Senate and Representatives, could pass a complete test on the subject!


Part 5 Federal Marijuana Laws: Go To Federal Prison For Selling A Bong or Roach Clip

Hello again, here are some more federal marijuana laws, and this is a biggie: did you know that if U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions gets too excited down there in Washington, D.C. that he could send federal agents to Vermont to arrest people under federal law for selling bongs and roach clips?

I'm actually more worried about homeless people today.  A woman in one vehicle, and a boy by a truck,  stopped in front of my house. He was struggling to tie something around a heavy object in the back of the truck.  The woman said he was 12 years old and that she had other sons, and one was attending a local school for one month, and that was why they were "up here".


Appalachian Coal Mining

West Virginia and Kentucky have led the nation in underground mining employment for over a hundred years. These have been highly paid jobs due to the danger involved and the activities of the United Mine Workers union.

But this is all changing.

Trump wants to halt the decline by instituting policies that enhance the prospects of these miners.

I’d like to help him out by suggesting some activities that would help their prospects.


PART 4 Federal Marijuana Laws & Demonstration & Protest June 21 & June 22 In Montpelier

Law Library of Congress https://www.loc.gov/
Now we will read more federal marijuana laws, and this time we will continue where we left off in Title 21 United States Code.

How can Governor Phil Scott call himself a "Republican" when he wastes taxpayer dollars by enforcing state laws which merely duplicate federal laws and burden the taxpayers? What kind of "Republican" is that?

Remember, you can go demonstrate to your state senators and state representatives if you want them to vote against Governor Phil Scott's veto of recreational marijuana by making your own protest demonstration signs and stand on the state house lawn and hold them up on June 21 and June 22, 2017 during the legislative veto session on those days. Get their attention, wear flowers in your hair!Go early to catch their attention on their way in to the building!


Weather Anomaly

According to Weather Underground, at 9:30 AM, Brattleboro is the only place in the entire Northeast in which it’s raining.


Part 3 Federal Marijuana Laws, "20 Years and Not More Than Life Imprisonment", Etc!

PART 3 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS: In part 3 we look at some of Title 21, and then take another break, because reading marijuana laws is really boring; or too shocking and upsetting to read the draconian prison terms. No wonder the U.S. Congress got away with making so many laws, they just figure the public goes to sleep trying to read them.


Part 2, Federal Marijuana Laws for Governor Phil Scott To Consider This Morning Before His Big Decision To Ignore, Sign or Veto The Marijuana Bill On His Desk!

Today we start off with Title 18 Criminal laws: explosives & marijuana; prisons & marijuana; and then Title 19 international treaties & marijuana. Please keep in mind that changing state marijuana laws does NOT change federal laws which are spelled three different ways in the federal laws: marijuana, marihuana and cannabis.

Previously, in Part 1, we looked at food stamps & marijuana, federal forest land & marijuana, federal immigration laws & marijuana, and U.S. Military law & marijuana.


Part 1: Federal Marijuana Laws "Trump" State Marijuana Laws, So It Is Time To Learn Federal Pot Laws!

FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS which pre-empt, or "trump" state laws; PART 1.

I want to copy all of the federal marijuana laws and post them, but it is getting rather long, so I will just post what I have so far; and there are a lot more, but rather than you getting bored, just read this much so far, O.K.?

The laws I have copied and pasted here, so far, include laws regarding people who receive foods stamps, people in the U.S. Military, and people who enjoy our national parks. If that's you, you need to know about federal marijuana laws!


How Police In Australia Test Drivers For Marijuana!

How police in Australia test drivers for marijuana!  I saw this in a movie.  I get some really great DVD's at yard sales in the summer.  I just can't wait for yard sale season to start again!   O.K., I don't recall the name of the movie, and I'd have to dig through boxes to find it, but basically it goes like this, sort of:

Two Australian Police Officers at a roadside traffic stop, cleary marked for a driver survey, so cars politely slow down.  When a car comes to a stop, directed by an officer helping to stop cars, the other officer goes to the window (was it on the wrong side of the car?  I can't recall, this was a movie, do they drive on the wrong side in Australia?) 


Yard Sale

Come to 43 Chestnut Hill for a Yard Sale on Saturday, May 13 from 8:30AM to 1:30PM at the McCarty Residence.

Lots to give away (books, skiis, and so much more). Looking forward to seeing you there!


Obscene Picture?

What say you?


Applicants Sought For Forestry Scholarship

The Windham Regional Woodlands Association (WRWA) is currently seeking scholarship applications from Windham County high school seniors or college students interested in forestry or an allied field (e.g., wildlife management). WRWA will award one $3,000 scholarship for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters ($1,500 per semester) to a Windham County resident attending or about to enroll in a two- or four-year college program in Forest Management or a related major. The deadline for applications is May 15, 2017.

For more information, email WRWA at windhamwoodlands@gmail.com or go to our website, www.windhamwoodlands.org, and click on Scholarships.


Things We Got Wrong

Some things we got wrong


The world was once considered flat.

Titanic was sinkable after all

Dewey never defeated Truman

Nixon was indeed a crook


Happy Spring!

Celebrate Spring with Erroll Garner:


(Nice day for it)


Everybody's Irish


‘Tis said, that everybody’s Irish for a day on St. Paddy’s.

So, a Happy St. Paddy’s day to all you Irishpersons on this lovely March day!


Brattleboro VFW Closed Thursday

The Brattleboro VFW will be closed Thursday due to the weather

- Brattleboro VFW


Newsworthiness - You Never Read About a Plane That Did Not Crash

There exists an aphorism in
journalism which describes how an unusual, infrequent event (such as a man
biting a dog) is more likely to be reported as news than an ordinary, everyday
occurrence with similar consequences, such as a dog biting a man.


Wet Wednesday?

Today is “Giving Tuesday”.  It follows “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday”.

What will tomorrow be?


iBrattleboro Poll

Which should Brattleboro have?