The murder of Ibragim Todashev

Many of you don’t know who Ibragim Todashev is because his story was buried so far back and never hit any of the major news outlets until now on TPP.


Ibragim Todashev was shot seven times by the FBI

After the Boston bombings the FBI went on a “man-hunt” for anyone who had ties to Tamerlan Tsarnaev. One guy the FBI questioned was Ibragim Todashev.

Todashev is a well known MMA fighter and wrestler, who used to live in Boston and worked out at the same gym as Tsarnaez. By all accounts Todashev knew Tsarnaev only because they were both from Chechnya and lived in the same town in Boston, and worked out at the same gym. They never sparred together and never moved in the same crowds. Here is a video of Todashev fighting:

On the afternoon of May 22, 2013, law enforcement officers, including an FBI special agents from the Boston field office and two Massachusetts State Police (MSP) troopers, arrived at Ibragim Todashev’s apartment in Orlando, Florida, and interviewed Todashev for approximately eight hours in his living room on regards to Tsarnaev.

During this interview Todashev was questioned about the triple murder of Brendan Mess, 25, Erik Weissman, 31, and Raphael Teken, 37, which had occurred Waltham in 2011. The guys were low-level pot dealers. One of the men murdered was Brendan Mess who was the best friend of Tsarnaev. The FBI wanted to connect Tsarnaev to the homocides and they were looking for a confession at any cost, even against an innocent man.

After questioning for many hours Todashev wrote a confession implicating himself and Tsarnaev in the triple homocide. Here is his unsigned confession:

unredactedMy name is IBRAGIM TODASHEV
I wanna tell the story about the robbery
me and Tam did in Waltham in September
of 2011. That was [?] by Tamerlan.
[?] [?] he [?] to me to rob
the drug dealers. We went to their
house we got in there and Tam had
a gun he pointed it [?] the guy that
opened the door for us [?]
we went upstairs into the house
[?] 3 guys in there [?] we put them
on the ground and then we [?]
[?] taped their hands up

But here is the where shit gets real. The men who were murdered were never tied up, they were not shot, and they were not robbed. In fact, when they were found by Mess’ girlfriend she said their hands were not bound. Marijuana and over $5000.00 was scattered on top of them and their throats were slit almost decapitating them. None of these facts are in Todashev’s confession!

The FBI said the reason they didn’t have a chance to get the confession signed was because Todashev attacked them. At first they said it was a medal pipe and that wasn’t true. Then they said they were attacked by a decorative wall sword with a broken handle and that was not true. And then they said Todoshev attacked them and that his body was considered a “dangerous weapon” because he was a MMA fighter. The FBI shot Todoshev seven times. Three of the shots to his back. Also note the bruise on left side of his face just under the brow line. Looks like a hit with a butt of a gun?


Now the family is demanding answers from the FBI and the FBI says they are not finished with their “investigation.”








Here is a video of Tdoshev’s wife and family members during a press Q&A

The murder of Todashev still remains unsolved, and unfortunately forgotten. We will never know the truth of what happened to Ibragim Todashev.



A critical look at the Boston bombers

On the eve of the Boston bombing I have decided not to share with you the version we have all heard from news media sources, but one in which some of you might find provocative.

This case which will start in November is so baffling to me so I’d like to share with you some of the evidence I have been researching over for the past three days. Let’s role back to 2013 when Dzhokhar (Jahar) Tsarnaez and his older brother Tamerlan were video taped at the Boston Marathon.  We have all seen the video where we see them walking amongst the crowd with back packs on their shoulders. Here is the video:

We have been told that it was these back packs were filled with a home-made pressure cooker bomb which caused the massive damage and killed three people. But what we haven’t heard much of is that day there was a training exercise by the Department of Homeland Security in which they were practicing backpack explosives (Please see this article DHS admits bomb training. In fact they had announced this to the runners as they came close to the finish line over a loud-speaker telling them “This is only a drill.”

It was shortly after those announcements that two bombs went off. After a very short investigation we were told by the media that they had not only located the terrorists but found the back pack. Please see picture of exploded black backpack . Now notice the Tsarnaev brothers have grey backpacks. But more importantly take note of the strap on the exploded back pack and the backpacks worn by the suspects. The straps aren’t the same.


After the bombing it was reported that the younger brother Jahar went back to his college dorm room. He hung out with friends, smoked some weed and according to those friends was “cool” and not nervous at all. Jahar even tweeted “There’s no love in the heart of the city. Stay safe.” Now that to me is a weird texted to make and yet asking people to stay safe.

The media told us that after their photos were released to the media by the FBI they went on the run. They killed a cop at MIT and robbed a 7-11.  Later the media retracted the story about the robbery at the 7-Eleven (7-Eleven robbery not related to Boston bombing suspects.) Here is a picture of Jahar and his brother buying some snacks and Red Bull.



In between the 7-Eleven is when things get a little hazy. We heard from the media these guys went onto the MIT campus and shot a cop because they needed a gun. Yet, when they are at the supposed shoot out the FBI said they had an arsenal of guns, ammunition and bombs. We have never seen any evidence of this cache of weaponry. OK, are you seeing the pattern now?

Now let’s get to the shooting on Laurel Street. The Tsarnaev brothers engage in a shoot out with the cops supposedly throwing bombs and shooting their guns. The only videos I could find are so hazy that only sound exists but yet no real image. Yet, most people’s phones these days are pretty damn good and that is evident to other videos which were taken the same night like this one of a suspect who was arrested on Adams Street which is about three blocks down from this shoot out. This is called the Podstava video and I will explain why. Watch video.

At 1:16 we hear a man yell  “Podstava!” Podstava in Russian means “set up” or espionage. You also can see the cops shine their flash lights at him and it is just then someone says, “This guy lives here and he doesn’t know who he is,” referring to a bystander who lives in the neighborhood about the suspect laying on the ground hand cuffed. It is then we hear one of the cops ask another “Is that him?” and another said, “That’s him.” So who are the dudes up on Laurel Street? Because Tamerlan is still alive.

We heard that Tamerlan Tsarnaev died in the fire fight with the cops and he was first ran over by the cops and then the cops said his brother ran him over with the SUV they stole from a guy named “Danny” who has never been interviewed on camera and only by voice on CNN. But doctors at the hospital said Tamerlan didn’t appear to have been ran over.


The gaping incision on the side is called a thoracic incision. This is done to save a person’s life, to get close to the organs like the heart. Tamerlan was shot more than seven times and deemed dead on site.

After he is hauled away in ambulance the younger brother is said to have taken off in the SUV where less than one and a half miles he jumps out of the SUV and is on foot. The cops can’t find this kid. Shit, if any of you have even watched one episode of Cops that’s an easy chase for even a fat ass cop eating a donut at the same time. But I guess this kid was too fast on his feet. Many hours later we hear that Jahar is in a 22 foot boat which is parked behind this guy’s house. He said he went out for a smoke and looked inside of the boat and saw the kid. The first report has him speaking to Jahar but that is later retracted.

The FBI comes out with a tank and guns a blazin’. Pure theatrics for a kid who is almost on his death-bed. After two hours of talks and his old wrestling coach persuading the kid to surrender Jahar gets out of the boat with his hands up. Here is some IR video of Jahar in the boat.

Here is a picture of Jahar after the FBI shot the shit out of the boat. He surrendered willingly with no weapon in his possession. But apparently he had a Sharpie in which he scrawled a message which inferred that he and his brother were self-radicalized and this was “payback for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.” But let me remind you this terrorist became a naturalized citizen of the United States just one year before on September 11, 2012. This boat confession was not released by the media until one month later. Why?

Let’s fast forward to the hospital confession. He never made a bed side confession because the kid couldn’t speak! He had severe facial damage and a neck wound. The only word he could utter out was the word “No” when asked if he could afford a lawyer and that is in court records. Supposedly, he gave this confession before he was mirandized. Any thing that is said before a person is mirandized is not admissible in court and is deemed hearsay. The U.S. Constitution, 6th Amendment: “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, ,,,, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.”
Take a look at this article Dzhokhar’s note in the boat.


You see people things aren’t always what they appear to be. Look at the Iraq war and weapons of mass destruction that were never found.  Here are other instances of False Flags around the world. And when you are talking about an unbiased media consider that nearly every newspaper and media outlet is owned by three conglomerates.

Remember these words “If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” – U.S. President James Madison

Here is a video of Jahar Tsarnaev teasing his niece. Does this look like a kid who hates?










Fearful love

837468-817f0322-98ca-11e3-a5ad-5f99c6c437b4In the midst of South Africa’s trial of the century we heard Reeva Steenkamp through text messages about her relationship with Oscar Pistorius. In a text message to Pistorius she said, “I’m scared of you sometimes.” On the stand Pistorius tried to explain the text by claiming Steenkamp was afraid of the “feelings” she was developing for him. Friends of Pistorius have publicly said money and fame changed him into an arrogant, controlling, hot head with a quick temper.

Abuse doesn’t just happen to average people. It happens to famous people, beautiful people and influential people. Abuse has no  boundaries.

Women often try to explain away the reasons why their lover got upset by making excuses such as he beat me because he is going through a hard time. It was revealed Pistorius was experiencing financial difficulties during his relations with Steenkamp.

Women will tell themselves he didn’t mean to hit me or degrade me. Women will also say to themselves if I only do things that make him happy or don’t frustrate him our life together will get better. Steenkamp revealed in her text messages Pistorius “picked on her” about the way she chewed her gum, her accent, and perceived flirting. On the stand Pistorius  said he and Steenkamp had a fight when she failed to introduce him to a friend she had ran into at an event and his feeling were hurt over it.

Abuse often starts out with nit-picking and a critical attitude. It might start out with “I don’t like the way you dress” or “the way speak.” Small things that would seem inconsequential to most people, abusive people use this to try to manipulate. Unfortunately, Steenkamp could not see the signs. Here is the pattern of an abusive relationship.

EARLY WARNING SIGN #1: COMMITMENT DRIVEN-This is referred as the “honeymoon period” of the relationship. This period often hooks women into the relationship with their abuser.

EARLY WARNING SIGN #2: DECEITFUL. Minor deceit, or the ‘telling of white lies’ frequently occurs in the beginning stages of a relationship.

EARLY WARNING SIGN #3: MINOR JEALOUSY. At first their jealous behavior doesn’t seem excessive, so there is no immediate ‘red flag warning’ indicating a prevalence for controlling or possessive behaviors.

EARLY WARNING SIGN #4: VICTIMIZED. What do you know about his childhood? Did he experience abuse or neglect? If so, do these experiences continue to have a negative impact him? An abusive childhood in and of itself should not be considered a deal-breaker, however, if he uses his history of abuse as an excuse for his poor attitude or for feeling a general sense of resentment and entitlement; then this behavior should be on your radar.

EARLY WARNING SIGN #5: LACKING CUPABILITY. While presented as an early warning sign, generally “blaming others” is also a red flag behavior, whereas individuals who fail to take responsibility for their emotions, behaviors, and/or life outcomes should be avoided at all costs because of their destructive nature. It is likely that they also have endured an abusive childhood, therefore tend to label themselves as a victim and blame past abuses for current inappropriate acts or behaviors. There are two types of “blamers, those who shift responsibility for their problems and those blame others for their emotional response.

EARLY WARNING SIGN #6: SUPERIORITY. This individual has an attitude of self-righteousness, truly believes that he is better than everyone else, and will have no qualms telling you this.

EARLY WARNING SIGN #7: LONER. At first, it might appear that he really enjoys spending time alone with you, or that values solitary and is uncomfortable around others, or maybe it is just that he loves being one with nature; but eventually you will want to get out and do something. The abuser’s insistence to hang out alone only serves one purpose, he wants to isolate you from the outside world because he is vested in keeping you all for himself.

EARLY WARNING SIGN #8: PETTINESS –or- HYPERSENSITIVITY. Abusers tend to have low self-esteem, thus they are easily upset or insulted. Also, he tends to make a big deal out of nothing, focus on insignificant details or comments, and assume that any difference of opinion is a direct personal attack on him. These abusers are highly inpatient, excessively critical of others, and lack the ability to forgive others. He often claims that you have ‘hurt’ him; even your smallest infractions cause him emotional pain. While his petty attitudes and outrageous emotional responses seem unfounded, you will eventually feel devalued and question your sensibilities; but of course, you will often find yourself apologizing for things you may have said or done, that he misinterpreted or blew out of proportion.

EARLY WARNING SIGN #9: CONTEMPTUOUS. He his always joking around, or so he claims; but his “jokes” are ripe with malicious sarcasm and condescending undertones. While his jokes, albeit poorly timed, seem genuinely innocently intended; other times his hostility is as unmistakably purposeful. When he is not poking ‘fun’ at others, his direct conversations will likely be condescending, cruel or rude in nature. Importantly, listen to the way he talks about his ex; does he become angry, call her names, or use insulting descriptions in an effort to blame her for the demise of the relationship? Considering these interactional patterns, understand that for now, these are directed at others; but as the relationship progresses, you must realize that the attacks will shift onto you.

EARLY WARNING SIGN #10: AGGRESIVENESS. The words ‘abuse’ and ‘relationship violence’ immediately conjures up mental images of physical fights, bruises, cuts, broken furniture, et. We really have been cued into the tangible aspects of relationship abuse, we recognize it when we see it; we can identify it, when we hear it directed at someone. However, aggressive individuals never end the first dating by punching her in the eye; instead these behaviors manifest over time. Clearly, acts of aggression toward animals or children or verbal assaults would be considered ‘red flag’ behaviors.


If you know the signs you can change your behavior and prevent violence or even death from occurring. Here are 53 celebrities who have suffered abuse at the hands of their loved ones.

Tina Turner- What’s love got to do with it



Gats gone wild

837468-817f0322-98ca-11e3-a5ad-5f99c6c437b4Oscar Pistorius is on trial for his life, or at least 25 years of it. Pistorius has been depicted as an arrogant hot head who was controlling Reeva Steenkamp.

Through text messages on Steenkamp’s phone she claimed Oscar “picked on her” for the her accent, flirting and chewing gum. But today I want to talk about Pistorius and his gun.

Pistorius, who was a gun enthusiast and owned many guns, used a 9mm semi-automatic pistol when he shot Steenkamp four times through a locked bathroom door.

Pistorius claims the “gun accidentally went off.” Doesn’t this sound like the Jodi Arias case?

Depending on the make and model of a 9 mm pistol it takes between 2-8 pounds of pressure to pull the trigger. That is a lot of pressure! The reality is every defendant who untitledhas been involved in a shooting uses the “gun just went off” defense. And this is why people who have never owned or shot a gun do not understand and are on the bandwagon for gun control.

Pistorius did several things wrong with this gun. He bought the gun out of country which is not legal in South Africa. When his friend brought him the gun he was in a restaurant and passed the gun to Pistorius under the table to look at and the gun when it “accidentally” went off which frightened all the customers and damaged the restaurant.

Pistorius might be a gun enthusiast but that doesn’t make him a smart one. According to my friend Vincent Ternasky who is a real gun enthusiast he said, “In automatics there is a long heavy trigger pull to prevent accidental discharge. Plus, many now have a trigger safety like a glock that requires pressure on the trigger in order for it to discharge.”

imagesM2B4HEC9Pistorius was taped on video shooting the same gun which killed Steenkamp and remarking “this is a zombie killer” as he shot at a watermelon. According to evidence photos Steenkamps head was damaged just like that watermelon as she died in Pistorius arms. See the unedited version of photos of Reeva Steenkamp’s head.

The truth is guns just don’t go off by themselves. It takes effort. And it was this effort Pistorius used the night he shot Steenkamp through the locked bathroom door.


If you want to see the live stream of the Oscar Pistorius case go here.


Pistorius shoots gun and says “It’s a zombie killer.”


Update: All they need is love

imagesKOS2ZPKZFolks, something amazing happened today that I need to share with you. Remember when I mentioned Thomas the 27-year-old Iraq and Afghanistan veteran in the blog post All they need is love, the guy I met in the “mind factory?” Well, today I had the chance to see him again. He was at the doctor’s office and I said, “Thomas! I’m so happy to see you!” When he saw me his eyes lit up. He was there with his mother who is now taking care of him. Thomas got out three days ago. He looks great!

His mother Lisa said to me I am all Thomas wants to talk about. He said, “Mother I met this blond girl and I don’t know her name but she was so nice to me. I hope I can see her again.” Well his prayer was answered.

When I saw him I gave him the biggest hug. Not one of those generic, cheesey hugs, but one of those when you just hold someone tightly. As we sat down I held his hand just like I did that day he broke down. He had a smile on his face and his mother was so happy because she hasn’t seen her son smile in a very long time.

I exchanged phone numbers with Thomas and his mother invited me to a BBQ they are having for Thomas. Of course I told her I wouldn’t miss that BBQ for the world.

The moral of the story is the simplest act of kindness can heal a person. Just holding this young man’s hand and and letting him break down changed his life and you know what? It changed mine too.

So today we put it in the air for small acts of kindness. And most of all we put it up in the air for Thomas, my hero.

Crime on a dime

56938_original-628Folks, it has come to light that one of my loyal followers didn’t care for the last post I made about rhino poaching. I have no idea why. I find poaching of wild animals despicable and I thought based on what I wrote it came through that I hate poaching.

But here is the thing I find more despicable. When a reader comes on my blog and tells me what I can and can’t write! Or how I should write it and what subjects I should write. That destroys the art of writing. I am a lone range writer and I do not follow a particular subject like CRIME all the time.

I write for the pure enjoyment. I write about subjects that make people think about what is going on in our world. I write so that people can ponder subjects that are important to them. I have revealed some honest unbridled truths about mental illness, things happening to our soldiers, our environment and a whole host of other things. Not just crime.

There isn’t anything to ponder about crime other than ‘why did they do that?’ Other than that there is no thought put behind it.

When I see blogs out there that just deal with one subject matter you know what I think? I think “that writer is stagnant, they are nothing but re-hashers of things from the news.”

I pride myself in taking a subject to the table and getting people to talk about it, to ponder.

Another thing I pride myself in is the fact that I never ever modify, change, or delete comments. I believe everyone has the right to say what they want to say as long as they can live with the consequences of what they said. But I have to draw the line when it comes to too much crime.

I APPRECIATE AND LOVE EACH AND EVERYONE ONE OF YOU. I want you to know that. And even though I don’t always comment back, I read every single comment you make. So let’s keep ridin’ together. Love, Dr. Puffy.

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Asians will eat anything

untitledFolks, there’s a new show on HBO called Vice that I am totally addicted to. Bill Maher is the executive producer and the stuff this show covers is terrific.

This week on Vice covered the harvesting of rhinoceros horns in South Africa. The number of rhinos have been declining because of poachers who can make a ton of money on one horn. One horn will bring $30,000, and rhinos have two.

Here are the numbers of rhinos in Africa and Asia today.

Black Rhino (Diceros bicornis): 2,400.
White Rhino (Ceratotherium simum): 7,500.
Sumatran Rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis): 400.
Javan Rhino (Rhinoceros sondaicus): fewer than 100.
Indian Rhino (Rhinoceros unicornis): more than 2,000.

So you ask what would a person use a rhino horn for? Ancient Eastern medicine uses rhino horns for medicinal use because they believe by consuming it will cure a number of ailments including cancer. They believe there is something in the horn that filters the blood and therefore rids the body of the illness. Of course this is a myth because rhino horn is just keratin, the same thing our hair and nails are made of .

Although rhino horn is illegal but it isn’t hard to find on the black market. And based on the price one kilogram of rhino horn will bring $65000.00, more than the cost of gold. One rhino horn can weigh  2.9 to 3.7 kilograms or 6.3 to 8.1 pounds .

There is only one remedy against the poachers of rhino horns. Dr. Puffy says let’s hunt them down for consumption and sell them on the Asian market making the claim that if eaten it will increase virility in men. Good bye Viagra, hello poacher.

Here is a clip from Vice


Another shooting on Fort Hood

untitledThe Iraq war veteran Ivan Lopez, was being evaluated for post-traumatic stress disorder before he opened fire at the Fort Hood Army post in Texas on Wednesday. The Iraq war soldier took his .45 and shot 16 people, killing three people.

I like to look at the posts after reading a story just to reaffirm the stupidity and lack of awareness of most Americans. In some of the ridiculous posts I read people, especially women, say that this is a result of laxed gun laws. Umm, he was a fucking soldier and they use guns!

I’ve seen people call him a coward, an idiot, a fucking asshole. But what no one acknowledged was he did two tours in Iraq and had PTSD!

People wake the fuck up! PTSD is real and it is deadly. More suicides are among Iraq veterans than Afghanistan veterans. Every vet I have ever talked to that has served in Iraq and Afghanistan says Iraq was more bloody and more violent. Well duh, these guys where fighting in cities and driving on city roads, not in some desolate mountainous area.

No one on any of the posts acknowledged the fact that this soldier was also taking Ambien for sleep.

If you have every taken a benzodiazepine you will see that it causes depression and violent thoughts. That is how Dr. Puffy ended up in the hospital recently for a serious suicide attempt after the V.A. prescribed me Ativan.

V. A. doctors also fail in every area of medicine. They fail to listen to their patients. For example, I clearly told my doctor do not prescribe me benzos! Guess what happened next? One week later I’m in the hospital for a drug overdose on Ativan and Flexiril that almost killed me. You don’t give people who suffer from severe depression benzos!

I’m not embarrassed that I tried to kill myself and I am sharing this with you. People can’t deal with suicide. It scares them. I have no idea why. Most of the time suicidal behavior is legit and there is a reason why people do it.

So let’s stop being scared of it and start talking about it in a serious non-judgmental manner and deal with what our vets go through. Get with it people and acknowledge mental illness is just that, it’s an illness and it can be fixed. But it can’t be fixed with throwing pills at vets and keeping our heads in the sand. Wake up people!

Here is Alice in Chains Down in a Hole. RIP Lane Staley

Marital bliss goes off the cliff

untitledJordan Linn Graham, the newlywed bride who pushed her husband off a cliff in Glacier National Park, gets Murder 2 only 30 years.  Graham admitted to murdering her husband Cody Lee Johnson, after only eight days of marriage.

Apparently, Graham had texted a friend before she pushed her hubby face first saying she’d had second thoughts about their marriage. Graham told police so many different stories about the incident before she revealed she and Cody had an argument and he grabbed her arm and when he turned away from her she pushed him in the back. Really?!

Now I am no shrink, I’m just a doctor and in my assessment of the situation wouldn’t a person know before they got married that things just might be a little rocky before taking their vows? (pun intended.)

Marriage is not for the faint of heart. Any relationship between two individuals takes work, perseverance, compassion and unconditional love. Marriage is compromise and a meeting of two minds for one purposeful goal. Hence why people refer to marriage as a unification, “We become one.” It isn’t that a person loses their identity as an individual, but they look beyond self-interest to a larger picture with spouse.

I believe there are several reasons there is such a pervasive sickness in marriage called divorce. Early in our lives we are indoctrinated about independence, especially women who are taught this by other woman. One statement women mentors use is “You can’t depend on a man!” And because of this very statement women are preprogrammed before they even enter marriage that shit will go wrong.

And men haven’t been doing their jobs either. Men have forgotten what it is to be a man. Being a real man is about standing up and taking accountability. Taking care of your own and your own business. Not having a bunch of ladies with babies and no interest in being a father. My father, a sexist mutha fucka, used to call this the “feminization” of young men. But what it really is about is absent fathers in the household.

Dr. Phil always says the strongest role model in a household is the same-sex parent. This is true because a good man can teach a boy how to be a good man and to do better in life by his own efforts. The same applies to women.

So before we say “I Do” lets say “I Will.”  I will take the promise of marriage seriously before I push my husband face first off a cliff.

In celebration of marriage here is John Legend’s Stay With You

Oceananic wasteland

untitledIt has been nearly three weeks since Flight 370 has been missing and everyday we hear a different story. But today what I want to point out is all of the supposed sightings of plane wreckage turns out to be just simply, garbage.

The ocean waters make up more than 70 percent of our planet and provide us with food, a variety of eco-systems and animals who depend on the ocean for survival.

There are people who debate the existence of “garbage patches” in the ocean. But based on these search efforts we have seen a lot of plastics, garbage and oil slicks. I’m sorry but this isn’t right. It isn’t normal to have trash in the ocean or oil on the surface. So why hasn’t technology changed to protect our great oceans? Simply Folks, it goes back to oil.

Oil produces plastics, it fuels our ships and we transport it via our oceans. Again we see how the black gold rush is effecting our ecology.

One city I want to point out who is doing a good job at reducing garbage patches is the lovely San Francisco. Recycling isn’t a hobby it is mandatory! San Francisco Mandatory Recycling and Composting Ordinance (No. 100-09) require every resident to recycle or get fined. Fines range from $100 to $1000.

Citizens in the city have three different cans one for paper, one for plastics, and one for compost. I love this concept because it brings awareness to the problem of garbage in the bay.

More communities need to adopt measures which reduce trash and plastic waste. San Jose recently adopted a law requiring people to pay 10 cents for every bag they use and some stores give a $1.00 discount if you bring your own bags for groceries.

Some people think this is going overboard, no pun intended, but just think about it, the less plastic we use the less we are dependent on oil. And the less dependence on oil the likelihood we will have to send our soldiers to war in far away places for oil. Get with it people and recycle!