EvanRavitz

EvanRavitz

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10 weeks ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Kickstarter campaign u... · 0 replies · +3 points

Please, folks, the funding campaign needs help now: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1628890675/r... If they don't raise the $75,000 in 18 days, everyone gets their money back -and the film-makers can start again. Micah did have a hidden heart defect, but his body showed he'd been injured on his run. I knew him well from several seasons we spent in Guatemala together in the 80s, he running and I biking around Lake Atitlan (we both guided in Mexico's Copper Canyon too.) He fell off cliffs and injured himself seriously at least once in the 80s and once in the 90s. I bet that happened on his running shortcut. He was found sitting half in a creek, so I bet he stopped there to recover, but never got up. Here's the best story about him I've seen: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/21/sports/caballo-...

11 weeks ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Boulder may be on the ... · 1 reply · +2 points

Don't worry: the "carmageddon" that Boulder's Transportation Division predicts in a decade or so (if I recall) will "drive" people to the next place. Yes, they predict "Service Level D" in many parts of town. As I told Council last fall, you just can't cram more 1/4-full cars and 1/7 full buses onto Boulder's narrow roads. See http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-11725-after-... It's like we said as kids: "You can't put 10 pounds of crap in a 5 pound bag." Unless they can REALLY get people on bikes and ebikes for around-town solo trips, congestion and pollution will overwhelm Boulder. Bikes are always full, and take up 1/10 the space of cars.

11 weeks ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Adam Hurter: Consumers... · 0 replies · +1 points

I've smoked pot with thousands of people since the '60s. Probably hundreds had to stop because they overdid it, along with other things having addictive personalities. ONLY ONE had lasting bad effects. He moved to Switzerland where he smoked lots of good hash. In his own words, "One day I just never came down." He spent over a decade in a mental institution and called me at 3AM on a Sunday morning to tell me excitedly that he was getting out and was going to work driving a tractor.

Meanwhile, hundreds of friends died of alcohol poisoning, car accidents caused by alcohol and violence fueled by alcohol. People need some perspective.

11 weeks ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Boulder councilman, me... · 2 replies · +8 points

You've over-C'ed your P, Don.

11 weeks ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Longmont\'s Chris Robb... · 0 replies · +1 points

Kudos to Robbie for his feat and fund-raising. My old friend, the late great Micah True AKA Caballo Blanco, the main character in the best-selling Born to Run, was running an average of 28 miles a day for months in 1988 or 89 when we both lived in Guatemala seasonally. A documentary is in the works and is being crowd-funded: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1628890675/r... Aloha...

12 weeks ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Boulder-area companies... · 0 replies · 0 points

I can't wait until it's legal world-wide. Then there will be no more smuggling, drug wars, turf wars, millions of prisoners, and drug corruption of govt officials. AND there will be no need for most of the billions of watts for grow lights and much of the climate control systems and other accouterments of indoor grows, which contribute to climate catastrophe. They call it "WEED" for a reason: it grows great outdoors with limited supervision. I did it for 3 seasons, in NY State, New Mexico and Boulder.

13 weeks ago @ Daily Camera.com: - CU-Boulder study: Kids... · 0 replies · +2 points

The Sudbury Schools give K-12 students total freedom to do what they want, with the law and the laws the whole school can work and vote on at weekly school meetings. I took Jared Polis, when he was on the Colorado Board of Education to the Apple Valley Sudbury school in Wheatridge. We met extremely self-directed students including a girl who trained horses -and the adults who rode them. A computer whiz who kept the schools' information technology on track, etc. We saw the law books written by all members of the school. Everyone from the principal to the youngest get 1 vote. They claim all graduates get into their first choice of college. No wonder! By then they've explored learning everything they wanted and know what they want to do, or are already doing it, often professionally. These schools mostly operate cheaper than public schools, because things aren't regimented, so they need fewer copies of textbooks and computers. http://www.alpinevalleyschool.com/about-us/ http://sudval.org

14 weeks ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Boulder nixes head-fir... · 0 replies · +3 points

Just like the "no hackeysack on the Mall" rule and the "no rope swings into the Creek" rule. And banning my tightrope show on the Mall from 1982-84 -though I'd done it safely from 1978-81 and, after my lawyer talked some sense into them, from 1985-1998. We offered to get insurance and even found the structural engineer who'd designed the lampost and info kiosks I tied to. She said she'd designed them to withstand a 300-mph tornado and my 4 years of doing it kind showed it worked. It's the NINNY state.

14 weeks ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Dr. Cliff A. Gronseth:... · 0 replies · +2 points

Cannabis is not just anti-inflammatory but a "neuroprotectant" according to a PATENT held by the US DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES since 2003 This is the US Patent Office page about it: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=P... It is cited by the WEED 2 documentary in the letter.

Moderation in all things is good. I've smoked with thousands of people since 1970. Some couldn't be moderate and had to stop. ONLY ONE had lasting problems: a high school friend who explained that one day he was smoking hash and never came down. He spent years in a mental institution and got out to drive a tractor. Meanwhile alcohol killed millions directly or in car crashes, led to huge amounts of domestic and other violence, etc.

Moderation and perspective, people! all things.

14 weeks ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Dr. Cliff A. Gronseth:... · 0 replies · +2 points

Cannabis is not just anti-inflammatory but a "neuroprotectant" according to a PATENT held by the US DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES since 2003 This is the US Patent Office page about it: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=P... It is cited by the WEED 2 documentary in the letter.

Moderation in all things is good. I've smoked with thousands of people since 1970. Some couldn't be moderate and had to stop. ONLY ONE had lasting problems: a high school friend who explained that one day he was smoking hash and never came down. He spent years in a mental institution and got out to drive a tractor. Meanwhile alcohol killed millions directly or in car crashes, led to huge amounts of domestic and other violence, etc.

Moderation and perspective, people!