The Fifth Season: Herbs for Wildfire Season

Ancestral Apothecary

Guest student post by third year Cecemanna student Beth Sachnoff.

Here in California a fifth season has emerged. As we move from the warm months of summer into the dry winds of autumn we enter what has been the peak time for California wildfires.  In this era marked by extreme drought, years of fire suppression and climate change, fires have raged up and down California and the Pacific Northwest. This year alone, 1,258,880 acres have burned in California[1].

Driving up north to the mountains last month I was met with gray skies and smoky hazy air. The land is on fire. There was a heaviness in my heart and a deep sense of grief for the lives, homes and livelihoods lost. Back home in the Bay Area the air hung heavy with pollution carried from fires miles and miles away. Schools were instructed to keep children in-doors, and air…

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Astonishing California bill would shut down free speech, require fact-checkers

by John Rappaport

Jon Rappoport's Blog

Astonishing California bill would shut down free speech, require fact-checkers

by Jon Rappoport

April 9, 2018

California used to be trumpeted as the cutting edge of American culture.

It still is, except the culture is now all about censoring free speech.

California Senator Richard Pan, who was behind the infamous 2015 law mandating vaccinations for schoolchildren (SB277), has stepped up to the plate and introduced another bill.

This one would clamp down on criticism of ANY Official Story.

The bill is titled “SB1424 Internet: social media: false information: strategic plan.”

It targets social media based in California. But as you read the bill, you see it appears to define social media as any Internet blog, website, or communication.

SB1424 is brief. Read it:

This bill would require any person who operates a social media, as defined, Internet Web site with a physical presence in California to develop a strategic…

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Oro Expeditions XV Playlist

 

From Manchester To The Klamath River

Had a GREAT time with our new friends from Manchester, England. A day in the life of Paul and Debbie’s vacation.

The New 49ers Pay A Visit To Oro Expeditions And Then Some…

49ers 2 Gold Show

Tuesday, March 12 at 8pm est, Miss Paula and Oro of KDCL Media sit down for a conversation with Rich Krimm from The New 49ers Prospecting Club.

Rich will be discussing underwater suction mining techniques that will be used in California this year.  A loophole has been found with respect to the current dredging moratorium and our members and other miners in California are going to take advantage of the technique.

We’ll also be talking about the proposed dredging moratorium in government committee in Oregon, and the environmental impacts of this form of mining.

He’ll also give us the 411 on The New 49ers Prospecting Club of Happy Camp, California, and all the great things in store for the coming prospecting season.

Oro and Miss Paula talk about their adventures prospecting for gold and gemstones.

And Then Some… covers the issues facing the recreational and pick and shovel miner in today’s environment.

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