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Agencies prepared for influx of 4/20 transients

There are 119 comments on the Eureka Times Standard story from Apr 20, 2009, titled Agencies prepared for influx of 4/20 transients. In it, Eureka Times Standard reports that:

In the past few days, Humboldt County has seen an increase in transients -- in town for 4/20, the unofficial marijuana holiday.

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Arcata, CA

#1 Apr 20, 2009
yay it's 4/20! Let's all smoke a bowl and eat funions! Nope just kidding. I hope everyone stays safe that's all. I mean everybody up here in Humboldt knows about 4/20 and how it really draws a crowd to the area so let's hope all the stoners don't get too rowdy. I am a firm believer in staying away from pot as some of you might know, but hey if it's going to happen we need to be safe about it. Law enforcement always does a pretty good job keeping the people who do choose to smoke pot all day off the roads. I don't want them out there on the same roads my family drives on. I just think it's pretty sad that some people look foward to this day all year, so they can get f-ed up on weed. Maybe you guys can start working and paying taxes instead of toking up on a Monday. Some come from all over to enjoy 4/20 in Humboldt. Don't you guys have anything better to do than smoke pot? Losers.
Dumped it and left

Columbus, MS

#2 Apr 20, 2009
Some things never change. As if that place did'nt have enough greaseballs already, they come from other towns to celebrate this!

Kingston, PA

#3 Apr 20, 2009
A city and region known for smoking dope.

Now that is something to be really proud of!

Perhaps we could erect a historical marker that tells of this cultural center.

What would it be called??

"Yo Dude Wanna lid?"

" Area Dope"

Yep something to be proud of right here in the drug capital of NCal.

San Jose, CA

#4 Apr 20, 2009
I handed out $18 dollars yesterday to young panhandlers in the plaza.

I get the lulz from making the local anti-tweaker brigade livid.

Most of these travelers are just kids finding themselves through marginally edgy activity. The increase in crime and mess would happen with ANY influx in people.

It would be so much better to have talks and exhibits for 420, like the Godwit days festival rather than the polarized idiocy that we have now.

Some day.

Meanwhile, I am going to the bank today to get $100 dollar bills to hand them out one or two at a time to the people around the plaza. The businesses in the area should say "thanks!" to me.
But I'll just take re-payment in lulz. LOL

Sonora, CA

#5 Apr 20, 2009
"[...]while most of the time the transients are still in contact with their families[...]"

No surprise there. Most bums in our county are bums by choice, leaching off our goodwill. It make sense. Great views, great free food and services, lots of goodwill to exploit by naive people trying to change the world, not realizing they're being exploited by a constant flow of lazy hippies that see Humboldt County as a tourism destination.

Our truly local homeless lose out, less services for them. At some point you have to begin blaming the enablers for what they bring our county and how much they harm our truly local needy people. Shame on you.

Arcata, CA

#6 Apr 20, 2009
Irie times and good karma!

peace and love to all today for this glorious event

blessings from Jah to all

Since: Nov 08

West Tehama County, CA

#8 Apr 20, 2009
I must say the hitchhikers were out in droves this weekend on highway 299 here in Redding. Everyone I passed wanted a ride to Eureka. At first I just thought maybe they all wanted to go to the Gottschalks sale but now I get it. LOL.

Arcata, CA

#9 Apr 20, 2009
Frank wrote:
God damn it, why can't the county just bulldoze the sand over the bums and tweakers. Fkn vagrants, scum.
people like YOU are the problem BRO!!!!! You need to mellow out man
Middle-o-the-str ea m

Arcata, CA

#10 Apr 20, 2009
What happened to earth day? I hope there is no smoking today. No pesrsonal pollution. If you cant start with yourself you really dont care about the earth. What would algor think?
domino 21

San Francisco, CA

#11 Apr 20, 2009
Mr Shelter, these "youth" and young adults didn't fall through the cracks, they found and climbed through them. I hope you are getting their names while they play in your kitchen. After all you may have a future famous criminal in there. If you have school age children converging on your community to celebrate an illegal drug, and the response isn't a sweep to arrest the "revelers", but hand-wringing over damage to a park, you have a system that is broken in a very fundamental way. I think it's safe to say that the present CFS/Foster Care system does not work. Back to reformatories and orphanages, end tax breaks for children to pay for it. You might actually save some of these kids from going on to lives desparation, but you would have to put your '60's belief structures aside.
Bernard Fokke

Newark, CA

#12 Apr 20, 2009
Another reason to stay away from Arcata

Eureka, CA

#13 Apr 20, 2009
Bernard Fokke wrote:
Another reason to stay away from Arcata
Dont worry 'bernard'- with people like YOU there,
I will be sure to stay away!
Ah Yes

Alameda, CA

#14 Apr 20, 2009
Build a dung pile and they will come

United States

#15 Apr 20, 2009
Hehehe! This is really funny! Them darn 'transients' are at it again! Celebrate dope?

Martha, lock up our first born, cage the pets, and bar the door! While you're at it bring me old blue and a box of ammo! Them dang dopers are at it again!

Like flies!

Since: Feb 09

United States

#16 Apr 20, 2009
Don't bogart that joint my friend.
No surprise

Spokane, WA

#17 Apr 20, 2009
When your economy is tanking and have no industry or development or vision then of course 4/20 is a celebration in Humboldt. I just can't wait until Meth May Day.

Further proof it's a sinking ship.

Eureka, CA

#18 Apr 20, 2009
Let the FREAK FLAGS fly! Jeez what next, the METH FEST?
Jack Schitt

Whitehouse, TX

#19 Apr 20, 2009
Why is it they all smell the same and have the same hygienist??

Mckinleyville, CA

#20 Apr 20, 2009
What should be done is have the 4/20 go on for a week and let all the other dopers join in as well and have a special area set aside for them to all meet.
Then, heh, heh, heh, ZAP! Get rid of all of them in one fell swoop.
Zapo, zap, zap! All gone.
One of the things they never seem to get is why it's called DOPE!
The Pisshaw

Valencia, CA

#21 Apr 20, 2009
Violence? REALLY? I wonder if Mr. Mendoza can site his source on that one. Fights happen, sure- especially when you get enough people in one place... there are bound to be people that run into each other that have existing issues and get into a little trouble. But violence? I've been up at the park every year for about 14 years and I have never, ever, EVER seen even one single act of violence.

The worst thing I've ever seen at the park during 420 is the number of street kids that can spend a few hundred dollars on herb and glass but wont feed their fu(king dog!

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