Category Archives: Video

The Sacred Plant: Healing Secrets Exposed — free documentary

This 7 part series is free on Youtube, but each episode is only available for 24 hours and it started yesterday.   I just watched the beginning of the first episode and it is about the medical benefits of cannabis (marijuana).

Meadview is known as one of few Arizona communities where it’s legal to grow cannabis with a medical marijuana card as we’re over 25 miles from a dispensary.

I hope that all who still have memories of Reefer Madness will consider the fact that we have had absolutely NO marijuana induced violence despite the fact that at least half the town has been seriously medicated for quite a few years.

Here’s what happens when people DRINK:

Joseph Edward Thomas arrested for attempted murder in Meadview

I really wish I could grow hemp as it would help so much with wind breaks and it also has so many incredible uses.  Just checked on Borelli’s legislation to legalize hemp in Arizona, but strangely there’s opposition because the feds have yet to legalize hemp:

House gives hemp farming preliminary approval

And of course they want farmers to be licensed.  Headache …

Anyway, if you or a loved one have serious medical problems, check out the documentary for free right now:

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Swimming in the Colorado at Pierce Ferry

We had SO much fun yesterday!   It was the perfect late afternoon to head to the Colorado for some swimming and just clowning around.    Here’s a short video:

Even I swam, although only for a few seconds after I accidentally walked off the sandbank into deep water.   I saved my beer!

It wasn’t too hot, no crowd to battle (why am I even posting this????) — we felt like we owned the Colorado.

No toxic algae scum as at South Cove, the water was cooler, it was so perfect.  Except for that one giant horsefly that kept attacking us.   I wish the park service would get those cows out.

It also would be a good idea for the NPS to run a rope or two across the river downstream from the beaches so that swimmers don’t end up in the rapids.  How much can that cost?

And why are “personal watercraft” prohibited?   Is an air mattress a personal watercraft?

Now that Lake Mead is turning into toxic algae scum I really don’t want to swim in it anymore.

SWIMMING ADVISORY ISSUED AT LAKES MEAD, MOHAVE

Dogs often DRINK the toxic water and therefore are more likely to get seriously ill and even die.

Blue-green algae blooms: How toxic waters affect pets

Dogs as sentinels: Blue-green algae brings toxic mystery to Minn. waters

… She was the 18th dog in Minnesota to have died from suspected blue-green algae poisoning since the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency started tracking the issue a little more than a decade ago. …

The article goes into great length describing various possible causes for blue-green algae in MN lakes such as nitrogen and phosphorous runoff from farming.  I have found nothing about possible causes for the algae in Lake Mead and can only assume that it has to do with the lower lake level and warming of the water.

Since Mohave County couldn’t possibly CARE LESS about water quality in our lakes there is no tracking and in fact, residents and tourists have no idea that algae can be so toxic.   I have never seen a warning sign at the lake or read about it anywhere.  Just searched the Kingman Miner and I found nothing.

Draining Lake Powell is the only option I see to reduce the algae:

Lake Mead officials are fending off a water war — IGNORE Lake Powell

Obviously, I’d keep kids out of Lake Mead too.

8/8/16 Video of Sheriff Candidates Forum — Mohave County 2016 election

A big thank you to the SCHUSTER campaign for providing the video: Aug 8, 2016 – Mohave County Sheriff Candidates at the Conservative Republican Club of Kingman Forum. Candidates: Joe Archie, John Gillette, Rodney Head, Cori Merryman, John Plough and Doug Schuster. The 8/1/16 Video of the Mohave County District 4 Supervisor forum in GoldenContinue Reading

Video: 8/1/16 District 4 Supervisor Candidates introductions

Introductions Rick Armstrong: Incumbent Jean Bishop: Mervin Pitchfork Freedom: Krystal Gabrielson: Incumbent Jean Bishop on her voting record: She said absolutely NOTHING!  She had a long day attending the supervisor board meeting, but to not remember a single critical vote …  You got to hear it to believe it. If Ms. Bishop would like toContinue Reading

Video of the 8/1/16 Mohave County District 4 Supervisor forum in Golden Valley

RELATED VIDEO:   8/8/16 Video of Sheriff Candidates Forum The turnout was great and Butch Meriwether did a fantastic job organizing and moderating the forum — thank you Butch!   He also has a website with his commentaries, opinions and analysis of many local issues.  Butch is one of the few people in this county capableContinue Reading

Wind and flooding — THE storm of 2016?

It’s still early in the year, so I suppose we’ll have to wait and see what happens.  Yesterday we got a little rain (.14″), but today was really something. We got 1.83 inches of rain today according to our weather station.   The rate of rain got up to 4.25″ — meaning that’s how much rainContinue Reading

Dolan Springs community meeting re. fire department, burglaries, roads and school

Deputy Wes Bauer announced that three deputies are assigned to the area and that the probation department has assisted with arrests for parole violations. Additionally, several suspects in burglaries in the Dolan Springs area were arrested.  Just as in Meadview, the rumor mill has been in overdrive and it’s unfortunate that Wes didn’t know howContinue Reading

Video: Chicken McNuggets contain strange fibers

I’m guessing it’s been 30 years since I’ve eaten at McDonald’s and I sure am glad for it! LMCA is currently having a fundraiser for a microscope because we’re growing organic with state of the art aerated compost tea (multiplying the beneficial microbes in compost) and we want to see what’s in our brew. AContinue Reading