SMOKIN’ GRASS

Smokin’ Grass ©


In the sixties, the news show ran,
the worries of the five leaf ban.


Continued offensives against those drugs,
new czars against those dealin’ thugs.

Through the decades this fight continues,
when the use of grass heard less boos.

Medical use of the grass yelled loud,
but legislation remained so fouled.

Years later with new direction,
comment on grass, a new connection.

Disease, illness, and lack of caring,
for the abusive rack of financial snaring.

Burn the grass, smoke in air,
financial reward with no care.

Patients suffer, kids in house,
asthma, bronchitis, like caged mouse.

Cough, cough, cough …go inside,
play later, no recess, red flag day beside.

Gramma the mail is here,
but it’s old, with field burning so near.

School shut down,
fairground without clown.

Grass fields burn with disease aglow,
airways stiff, mucus choked airflow.

Smokin’ grass – will it help the pain,
remember smokin’ grass – and who’s dollar gain.

 

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SMOKE SMOKE SMOKE – IDAHO LIVING 2006 – CDA – poisoning opinion

Recent reading verified local doctors are seeing greatly more patients with lung ailments, breathing disorders, and exaccerbations of their stable breathing diseases.  Lung specialists, allergists, and other doctors are busy with these suffering patients.

Many acreas, in the thousands, are burned by the grassfarmers and owners of leased land.  Many more acreas of forest lands are burning.

Why should the practice continue of grass-field burning?   It remains an toxic enigma and the politicians should be ashamed of themselves to allow such abuse of clean air, clean breathing, and should apologize to all the patients that have been harmed, suffered, and felt their financial burdens grow because so few are protected by unbalanced laws.

Which politician will lead those patients to a safer right to breath?   Isn't it time for change?

POLLUTING THE COEUR D’ ALENE SKIES ——– WE STILL CAN’T BREATH !!

WHY AFTER LOSING A LAWSUIT TO THE MANY FOLKS THAT HAVE ILL EFFECTS FROM FIELD BURNING – DO THE GRASS FARMERS, THE LEASERS OF THE LAND, AND THE OWNERS OF THE LAND CONTINUE TO DO SO……LABOR DAY WEEKEND IS ATROCIOUS…..IN THE IDAHO PANHANDLE……

WHY  SHOULD THE PEOPLE SUPPORT THE GOLF COURSES, THE CASINOS, THE FARMERS OF THIS PRACTICE…..MAYBE A SERIOUS BOYCOTT SHOULD START……….IN THE COUER D ALENE – SPOKANE MARKETPLACE ? 

THE EPA IS GETTING MORE SERIOUS ABOUT THE MASS OF DEBRIS YOU CAN BREATHE…WILL THE EPA BE TOO LATE? 

IT HAS BEEN TRIED BEFORE AND SHUT DOWN BY THE LOBBY OF THOSE PROFITEERS THAT GAIN….

DON'T BET ON YOUR NEXT BREATHE……IT MAY BE FULL OF SMOKE WHETHER YOU WIN OR LOSE AT THE CASINOS…OR YOU GET A HOLE IN ONE.

IT IS TIME TO STOP THE FIELD BURNING THAT CONTRIBUTES TO AIR POLLUTION…ARE NOT THE NATURAL FOREST FIRES ENOUGH? THE PEOPLE OF THE AREA DO NOT DESERVE THIS TREATMENT INFLICTED BY SO FEW AND BY THOSE THAT PROFIT FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL ABUSE, ESPECIALLY OF THOSE THAT CLAIM TO BE PROTECTORS OF THE EARTH AND HER SPIRIT…..

SMOKING & 2ND HAND SMOKE = MORE OBESITY? CONFLICTS !

RECENTLY, I READ ABOUT THE CAUSES OF OBESITY AND IT'S INCREASED RISKS OF HEART ATTACK, STROKE, DIABETES, JOINT PROBLEMS – FROM A RENOWN JOURNAL:

SLEEP DEPRIVATION, POLLUTION AND CHEMICALS, UNNATURAL HEATING/AC, ANTIDEPRESSANTS, AGING POPULATION, OLDER CHILDBEARING WOMEN, HEAVIER OPPOSITES ATTRACTING, AND OF COURSE, DECREASED SMOKING RATES ……..AND THAT IS THE RUB……..

RECENTLY, OF COURSE WE SAW THE SURGEON GENERAL DECLARE WAR ON THE "SECOND-HAND SMOKE" ISSUE SAYING IT IS A HEALTH HAZARD, NOT JUST AN INCONVENIENCE OR NUISANCE.  OF COURSE THIS "INVOLUNTARY SMOKING" AS SOME HAVE COINED IT, CREATES ALL SORTS OF QUESTIONS REGARDING HEALTH IN GENERAL FOR THE INDIVIDUAL AND OTHERS………BILL OF RIGHTS ? 

SUGGESTIONS INCLUDE GENERALLY:

USE SMOKE FREE AREAS SUCH RESTAURANTS, BUSINESSES

AVOID HAVING YOUR CHILDREN IN A SMOKE EXPOSED ENVIRONMENT

DO NOT SMOKE AROUND SICK PERSONS

HAVE EMPLOYEE-ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS AND SMOKER AREAS

SO, THERE YOU HAVE IT………LESS SMOKING…..MORE OBESITY……..

AND IN AREAS WHERE GRASS FIELDS, FRUIT FIELDS, AND OTHER AGRICULTURAL BURNING OR SMOKE MODALITIES ARE USED……..REMEMBER….

A SMOKEY APPLE A DAY WILL KEEP THE WEIGHT AWAY-BUT NOT NECESSARILY THE DOC ! 

MERCURY, LEAD, SMOKE…AND MIRRORS

OPINION

Recently, in the Coeur d Alene, Idaho region, the EPA has been busy. Three such episodes have drawn the CASTMD’s watchful eye: A supposedly stolen dental amalgam spread into a high school accidently by the same “playing around with the silver magical stuff” as in years past; some presumed lead toxic white Tundra swans at the mouth of the Coeur d Alene River from the old mining runoff; and what still continues, the toxic smoke from field burning.

The school incident was furiously covered by the media of the Northwest in my opinion…even the reps said there was little if any risk to anyone except possibly to the “playful” student and the student’s family. I even remember some readings stating the serious and potential deadly risks of mercury poisoning in the media…high doses or prolonged exposures. Is that what happened? I saw the “white cleanup bubble suits” reappear in the media. Private business methamphetamine cleanup, I thought.

Some of the lead (Pb) stories were listed with “Bird Flu” headlines! Bird flu…risk once again? Dig deep to get to the lead…and the story. According to some research biologists I have spoken with, the metals in the Coeur d Alene River basin have already been chelated…or engaged by plant life over the years. The fish are healthy and the fishing tournaments are going strong. A cleanup has been argued by all parties with vested interests…but what about nature’s handling of the matter?

Lastly, the grass fields will continue to burn in the region. A lawsuit was won against the grassgrowers in the region, and has paid or will pay some tiny amounts of monies to those who have suffered. Not all however. Not much money either, when compared to today’s incredible jury awards for limited damages, in general. The burning in this region will continue.

Last fall, during the field burning, while driving to an area casino golf course, and getting ready to tee off, the smoke was so thick, that some of us decided not tee off – and go back to the contaminated Coeur d Alene region.

No fresh air! No clean water! No sterile play areas! No pure schools! Night terrors and nightmares would now limit the explosion of title companies, bank startups, mortgage companies, open churches, highrise condo projects, Spokane River development and property tax severe hikes. What will the people do, where will they move to, how can they protect us?

Clean ups and their unique patterns of money “cleaning” are “smoked” enigmas. The EPA site in the Bunker Hill area of Kellogg Idaho now has massive construction projects at the skiing foothills…big diggers digging deep? It must be pure now. The Coeur d Alene River has new owners and casinos and lakeside building projects? It must be pure now. The high school is clean now. Open for toxin-free learning?

No one significantly sick in the school. No one significantly sick in the river. No one significantly sick in the ski area.

The cleanups must be working…thousands and millions of dollars have turned hands…

Risk is a lottery game payoff…

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