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Admin Board - Site Development / Tackboard Takedown Requests
« on: February 01, 2018, 08:13:54 PM »

Community Discussion and General Bulletin Area / Woodcutters Coalition
« on: December 31, 2017, 02:48:08 PM »
This is just a placeholder. Someone who is in touch more with the Alliance please help me start this page.
People who cut firewood for a living can band together and set the market price and inform the public of bad sellers.
This page will also share all the local rules and regulations as well as information on open cut areas for the public.
We can also keep an up-to-date listing of regular firewood sellers. With a one-stop find all, anyone in this alliance stands to benefit from increased business.

Community Discussion and General Bulletin Area / The Weed Business
« on: December 19, 2017, 06:54:51 AM »
Cannabis Industry Discussion

So if anyone's worked as a trimmer lately, you'd know the payout to trim workers had been falling off a cliff. Trimmers today are lucky to get 150 a pound when less than ten years ago workers were getting close to 300 a pound. At the current wages, trimmers are likely to be matching minimum wage, averaging a pound, two at most, within a 13 hour work period. At this rate, with one pound a day, you're working at minimum wage.

Why is this?
Thanks to the Trimmigrants! Many people think trimmigrants just come from neighboring states with stricter weed regulations, when in fact a vast majority of them migrant from foreign countries such as Canada, Mexico, and most commonly Europe. Nearly all of these "visitors" don't have work permits and specifically come to work for the growers during harvest season. Apparently word spread fast in other countries about how good the pay was and how much money someone could make trimming for a few months. Only a few years ago the average wage was two hundred a pound. It's because of these illegal workers who come here specifically for harvest that the wage has declined so much as they're willing to work for minimum wage, because it's either that or they go home. Trimmigrants are the mexicans of the weed farmer.

This hurts our local economy as now it's become unworth it for locals to work as trimmers, meaning more money is leaving the area in the hands of illegal migrant workers. We're talking hundreds of thousands overall that would otherwise boost our local economy. That's the real problem here, not weather or not young adults these days want to get a job as a trimmer because it recently payed 20+ an hour. It's a job, and was a good one at that. It was an honest workers wage for trimming, now it's a cut-rate wage for dishonest workers who frequently rip off their employers.

Now we're dealing with thugs and gangs like the Chinese Mongs, Mexican Cartel, and Russian Mafia. Yes that's real.
It's been the old timers for all these years who have kept their profits local, paid their workers well, and even make huge charitable donations to local organizations. Not only have the work wages dropped to rock bottom, but many of the mass growers who hire these immigrants are not locals them selves and the money they make from their harvest leaves the area with them.
Thanks to these mass growers, locals are lucky to move their crop for a thousand a pound, people are letting theirs go for half that! That's money that helps our community and in perfect time for Christmas, weather you agree with marijuana cultivation or not.

In short:
Industrial growers who have moved into the area within the last ten years have dropped the value of weed sales from 3,000 a pound to 1,000 if you're lucky, and regularly hire trimmigrants from foreign countries who don't have work visas and are willing to take minimum wage, dropping the trimmers wage from 300 a pound, to 150 if you're lucky. I hear of some growers paying their workers only 100 a pound.

I have witnessed this. I have been to work scenes and there's always either Mexicans, Canadians, or Europeans. You're sitting around a table trimming for weeks on end, people talk and get to know each other. Most of these foreigns aren't bad people, and it's really enlightening to make friends and talk about the cultural dynamic, why they're here, how our countries and traditions differ. I don't blame them for wanting to come here and make good money, but everyone's been undercutting each other and they're willing to take less and less. These growers who are in it strictly for the business and profits have been penny pinching their workers and have steadily dropped the overall value to what it is today.
Perhaps it's not the farmers fault entirely, however. Final buyers have been getting pickier and pickier.

The bright side of this?
It hurts mass growers business most of all. Everyone is constantly undercutting their competition trying to move pounds. Buyers have gotten savy and now "shop" for the best price, which will keep it falling. There's already now almost no money in growing on a commercial scale with so many factors: fertilizers, building beds, watering and irrigation equipment, gas, generators, cost of living, feeding and paying workers, on and on and on. Then there's the transporting of the end product, even one small bust can take out all remaining profits for the growers.
So in short, it won't be worth it any more. There's already a lot of talk about how people want out of the business and it's not worth it. There's no money in it any more.
This year, trimmers are making just above minimum wage. over the next few years of so, minimum wage is going up to 15/hr which means a typical minimum wage jobs will pay better than trimming. Trimming wages will have to compete as the appeal to immigrants declines. Or maybe it won't- I don't know.

2017 I've heard first hand accounts of fake swat team raiding rural grow sites, showing up in swat vans and gear with guns, taking all of the pot and leaving. Sheriff reports confirm.
Numerous reporting of the same scenario with white vanes and u-hauls. Weed robberies at gunpoint.

The Future of Business:
Here's my prediction anyway. I think business is going through a fluctuation and right now it's hitting a low point.
With so much market flooding accumulating over the years, the overall value of weed is going to decline until there is no profit in it on a commercial scale, which is what's happening now.
I hear commercial growers are going to fade out, at least the ones blowing it up out here. I believe this to be true as there's becoming less value in the business. As with all lucrative markets, the big corporations are going to capitalize and monopolize the industry. Marlboro is already selling their "Green Pack" and making steps towards mass cultivation and retailing to the public. Marijuana packs will be sold right next to your common cigarettes. If Marlboro has anything to do with it, natural and organic will be disregarded and they'll be full of additives. I believe the commercial brands will do to marijuana what they did to tobacco, and that demand for natural and organic weed from non-incorporated growers will go up.

Services Wanted / custom go-kart build
« on: July 04, 2017, 09:02:06 AM »
So I have this Yamaha gas golf cart I want to transform to a go-kart/buggy
I have a small flux welder that can do the job.
Need to track down an engine from an old snow mobile or something and mount it.
It has a torque converter that can be cleaned up, needs fuel tank.
Has a good frame, wheels and steering. (that's about all that's good on it)

I'll trade services, you can borrow it whenever you want if you help me build it.
I'm right in the middle of weaverville.
It's just been sitting in the yard too long and I won't have time to really work on it for a while still.
Been dreaming of making this a badass all-terrain go-kart.

Admin Board - Site Development / Notes
« on: June 26, 2017, 12:43:22 PM »

Attachment size limit - fixed- potentially dangerous images are re-encoded
Automatic image resizing
Facebook url previews - fixed- sharing url's on facebook will now display the site's logo image
Redesign facebook logo image
Need slideshow for reserved space at top of home page. Need to select images.
Change forum top banner
Attachments in post need to be changed from column to row or block.

Add "Bone Yard" forum page
Add "Music Connection" board and calendar for all local music events.

Facebook Pages to be added on home page:
Trinity pet connection
Hayfork Facebook pages (need sources)

Rants / Fourm Rules
« on: June 26, 2017, 12:36:50 PM »
Just... be cool.
Nothing over the top or it'll get edited or deleted.
Nothing too personal.
If there's problems, they'll be addressed.

Everyone has anonymity here. No names can be tied to comments unless that user has reviled their own identity. You can really say what you want to say without anyone knowing it was you who said it.

Enjoy. Try not to get your panties twisted.

Earth & misc. / DIY Solar Water Heater
« on: June 26, 2017, 12:13:54 PM »
So Here it is, 900 feet of poly tube coiled flat on an 8'x8' plywooded frame.
This is my second build, stage two of the prototype.

It bursted on me once so far and now I've installed a 75psi hot water pressure relief valve for about $15, we'll see if that works. This sucker gets HOT, and it's enough hot water to do anything I need.

What's needed:
2x500' 5/8 utility poly tubing. Irrigation line has thinner walls so be sure to get the utility.
2 sheets of plywood.
10 2x4x8' whatever lumber
various barbed fittings, connectors, and more hose clamps than I cared to count.

So I used some scrap sheet metal on top of the plywood and it does help capture and transfer the heat. It's optional though. Once you cover it with clear roofing it's going to get plenty hot, even without the roofing.

I made the coils by laying the roll flat and unrolling it from the outside in. This is really the only way to do this. However, I'm probably going to end up recoiling it one more time because as I made the coils tight together, the tubing expanded with the pressure and heat and pushed some of the coils up. still works fine though, just being ocd.

Contact me via private message or by leaving a public reply on this topic.

Trinity County Community is setting up and hosting free blog spaces for local stores, at-home businesses, and crafters.
Wordpress is a professional blogging platform with complete flexibility and user-friendly tools to build and customize your website for whatever your needs are. Worpreress also boasts hundreds of free addons to extend the functionality of your website as well as thousands of free themes to quickly and easily change the entire appearance of your website.

Here are a few live sites we're already hosting!

Ned's Collectables (coming soon)
Crafty Fox
Woodwolf Farms (coming soon)

By Damon Arthur of the Redding Record Searchlight

To prevent an outbreak of a deadly fish-killing disease, federal officials plan to begin tripling the amount of water flowing out of Lewiston Dam and into the Trinity River.

Starting Thursday, the amount of water coming out of Lewiston Dam will increase from 450 cubic-feet per second to about 1,300 cfs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, which operates the dam.

The Trinity River flows into the Klamath River and the higher flows in the Trinity are meant to aid salmon and trout in the Klamath.

Federal officials and others are worried about an outbreak of a disease called ich, which spreads among fish crowded into slow-moving pools of warm water in the river. The higher flows from the Trinity are supposed to flush out the lower Klamath with cooler water and reduce crowding among the fish.

A small number of fish have become infected in "extremely warm water" in the Klamath, said Michael Belchik, a senior fisheries biologist for the Yurok Tribe, which is based on the Klamath River.

An ich outbreak in 2002 killed some 35,000 salmon and steelhead trout in the river.

"We take this threat to our fish very seriously, and we're looking at every option to protect our fish," said Thomas P. O'Rourke, Yurok Tribe chairman. "We don't want to go through another catastrophe like the fish kill in 2002, and we will do anything we can to avoid that outcome this year."

The Klamath Fish Health Assessment Team, which monitors fish fitness in the river, rated danger in the stream on Wednesday at "yellow" because of unfavorable physical and chemical conditions in the stream.

There are four "levels of readiness," for the river, starting at green, the lowest level and best conditions for fish. Levels increase to yellow, orange and red, which means a fish kill is imminent or underway, according to the team's website.

During the past several years of warm summer weather and drought, the higher releases from Lewiston Dam have been an annual event in August and September.

This year's higher flows, which could go as high as 3,500 cfs, are expected to last until late September.

David Coxey, general manager of the Bella Vista Water District in Redding, said sending more water down the Trinity River means there will be less water for cities and agriculture in the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys.

Nearly all the municipal water districts in the Redding area get water through the bureau.

"It's disheartening how our supply reliability continues to erode," Coxey said.

There is also less hydropower generated when more water is sent down the Trinity River, Coxey said.

Water is shipped via large pipes from Lewiston Lake to Whiskeytown Lake, where it is used to also generate power at the Carr Powerhouse. The water is then shipped by pipe again from Whiskeytown to Keswick Reservoir, where power is generated again at the Spring Creek Powerhouse.

Higher flows into the Trinity and Klamath rivers also ultimately mean less water flowing into the Sacramento River to aid endangered winter-run chinook salmon that spawn in the river in Redding, Coxey said.

"This is a discouraging decision that further hurts the salmon over here," he said.

Gardening and Wildlife / Trinity farms for compliance
« on: August 17, 2016, 10:07:05 AM »

Community Discussion and General Bulletin Area / Formatting cheat sheet
« on: August 17, 2016, 09:54:58 AM »
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- - - - - - Marquee! Moving on to Youtube embedding and iframe use - - - - - -
Embedding Youtube Videos:

1) Go To YouTube and pick a Video any video which you want to embed on Simple Machine Forum
2) Click the Share tab
3) After that You need to click Embed
4) Once the Embed is clicked you will able to see the Iframe Code - Copy that Code
5) Then Go to Your Forum were you want create a new topic / post
6) Lets put some content before you embed a YouTube Video in Simple Machine Forum (Best Practice Tips from YouTube)
7) After the Content You need to Put some simple Code as below
Code: [Select]
[b][center][html] YouTube Video Iframe Code [/html][/center][/b]

Iframe code

iframe can be used to show most other sites in your post window.
Code: [Select]
[center][html]<iframe width="800" height="400" src="WEBSITE URL HTTP://mysite.comwhatever" frameborder="0"></iframe>[/html][/center]Note: iframe does not use BBC tages [ ] instead uses < >
You can change the width and height
iframe does not work with facebook and other certain sites, or any site you must be logged into to use.
iframe must be within the "html" tags but doesn't require the "center' tags

Attachments inserted into posts
Attachment options

Code: [Select]
[attachment] id=[b]{id}[/b] {parameter}={value}][/attachment]
Allowed parameters:
id                   {attachment id}   ID number of the attachment to show inline (NOT attachment number!)
width                   {width}   Desired width of image to show.  Valid: positive integers.
height               {height}   Desired height of image to show.  Valid: positive integers.
float                   {float}   Floats image to relation to everything else.  Valid: left, right, center
margin           {pixels}   Margin around inline attachment.  Valid: positive integers
margin-left           {pixels}   Left margin around inline attachment.  Valid: positive integers
margin-right   {pixels}   Right margin around inline attachment.  Valid: positive integers
margin-top    {pixels}   Top margin around inline attachment.  Valid: positive integers
margin-bottom   {pixels}   Bottom margin around inline attachment.  Valid: positive integers
border-style   {style}   Border style.  Valid: none, dotted, dashed, solid, double, groove, ridge, inset, outset
border-width   {pixels}   Border width around inline attachment.  Valid: positive integers
border-color   {color}   Border color.  Valid formats: plain text, #xxx, #xxxxxx, rbg(d,d,d)
scale            {answer}   Override scaling of image.  Valid: true, false, yes, no
msg                   {msg ID}   Message ID number.  Valid: positive integers.

The Old Way:
If you want to insert an image inline in the post somewhere, the image needs to be on the internet allready somewhere, either from an image hosting site or uploaded here as an attachment first. If you upload it here as an attachment, you can then view your post, view your attached image, right click on your image and click "copy image location". You now have the image's URL.
Insert your image like so:
Code: [Select]
You can also resize your image:
Code: [Select]
[img width=300]http://image-url[/img]you can use any width, numbers are in pixels.

Below are the thumbnail of the original attachment that was uploaded.

Basic BBcode Tags

Here is a link to the basic bulletin board codes by SMF

Should "General Bulletin Area" and "Community Discussion" be merged into one page?
Let me know what you think.

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