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Posted by Kelly (+2585) 7 years ago
Richard Flor passed away last night, in a Las Vegas hospital, from two massive heart attacks. Mr. Flor was serving a five year federal sentence for growing medical marijuana in compliance with Montana law. He was 69 years old.




I will miss you Good Bud.

[This message has been edited by Kelly (8/30/2012)]
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Posted by ccarp (+117) 7 years ago
Rest in peace!!
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+13757) 7 years ago
My thoughts are to Mr. Flor's family. He was a great guy (disclosure: I never met), of whom I enjoyed his posts here on mc.com for many years.

Wendy, I think my use of "whom" may be incorrect here, so I'd like a little help. Thank you.
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Posted by Mufasa (+84) 7 years ago
From reading the article in the Star, shouldn't the title be, "Feds Kill Richard Flor By Denying Medical Care?"
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6169) 7 years ago
Gunnar, I'd reword the sentence to avoid whom altogether.
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Posted by Mathew Schmitz (+288) 7 years ago
I'd like to read that article. Evidently it's not topical enough to make the Star website. Actually, it appears that not much is very topical these days.
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Posted by Elizabeth Emilsson (+789) 7 years ago
Richard's parents, Bing and Katherine lived across the alley from us,when we lived on Cale. They were wonderful people and neighbors. They both loved gardening and we often enjoyed the fruits of their labor. It's sad that Richard 's life ended this way.
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Posted by Chuck Schott (+1288) 7 years ago
If we are going to lock up pot people at any level we must be prepared to care for them in the proper way. My way of thinking would have put him at home where care was availible or he could have at least died in friendly suroundings. When will we give up this unwinable war.
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Posted by ccarp (+117) 7 years ago
They tried to get it to where he could be at home or a hospital but he was denied that option
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Posted by Bridgier (+8297) 7 years ago
When will we give up this unwinable war

When "tough on crime" isn't a guaranteed plus in any given election.

Actually, the drug war is a good example of America's preference for a pound of cure over an ounce of prevention, and an addiction to useless moralizing at every opportunity.

We COULD be teaching our children healthy habits about things like sex and drugs, but it makes us feel better to moralize and preach abstinence, even though WE ALL KNOW that only a small fraction of the population will be abstinent.

Of course... preaching an unobtainable standard on the front-end allows for plenty of profit to be reaped on the back, at least as far as drugs go. There's a LOT of money to be made in the drug war, whether it's padded budgets at the sheriff's office, or full cots at the private prison.

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Posted by GLEN KELLY (+60) 7 years ago
Richard was a friend of mine,He was raised by good parents.He was a proud parent.And he loved to laugh.He graduated from CCHS 1962.Than he joined the Navy.All of his life he was a giver, not a taker. Most Montana people are like this.Good people.I am trying to say, Richard was good people.
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Posted by Frank Hardy (+1414) 7 years ago
This man should NOT have been in jail.

http://www.issues2000.org..._Drugs.htm

Who is the best choice that's still standing? Anyone?? Bueller??

FH
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Posted by ccarp (+117) 7 years ago
I 2nd that Frank
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Posted by Kelly (+2585) 7 years ago
I just got off the phone with Kristin, Richard's daughter. In addition to the ailments listed in the paper, the coroner's report also states that Richard was full of colon cancer. Kristin also told me that in spite of Richard's mobility problem, they wouldn't allow him to use a walker. In addition, he and his wife Sherry were prohibited from communicating, even by letter.
Kristin pointed me to this article (3 pages).

http://www.greatfallstrib...ck_check=1
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Posted by neonfreedom (+294) 7 years ago
Just horrible,at least he was not alone,Kristin was by his side

[This message has been edited by neonfreedom (9/1/2012)]
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Posted by Kelly (+2585) 7 years ago
Here is another kicker...

Although Richard was essentially unconscious and on life support, they still had him shackled to the bed when he died.
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Posted by Cheryl Gaer-Barlow (+465) 7 years ago
This news is a gasp of the soul. I didn't think my eyes would tear over someone I hadn't seen or spoken to in so many years, but I did. As kids, he would call me up, always filled with such life and enthusiasm; and more recently, would e-mail me occasionally, some really funny, laugh out loud jokes!
I'll always consider him a dear friend with a terrific humor!
My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. From this mortal level, no one can comprehend all the ways his life has touched others. I hope Rick knows I have so many wonderful memories of him.
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Posted by GLEN KELLY (+60) 7 years ago
Hi Kelly,I have lost Kristins phone number.Her mom had given it to me.Ask her to sent it to to glen kelly at pob 879 Waldport Oregon 97394 also I am in the phone directory here in Waldport.I would like to here from her. Thank You Glen Kelly
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Posted by Dona Stebbins (+823) 7 years ago
Such a sad ending to his life! I remember Rick as a teen, and he was a whirlwind on the dance floor at Harmony Hangout. He had such zest for life, and such a great sense of humor! My sincere condolences to his family - life should have been kinder to him.
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