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Re: “'Disgusting'

How many times can you say "Sorry sweetheart we don't read the NCJ would you like a good book." I don't find this piece disgusting but I do find it , as an educator and mother, inappropriate. I want our young people to be exposed to relevant news but I'd like to have some control over the ways ( and time) they learn about lovemaking or sexuality, as you will. Call me old fashioned but I'm proud of that.

Posted by Sharon King on 12/08/2016 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Sickened by Fiction

Wow, Joe! Thanks.
I had missed that article completely.
Searched it out to read just because of you.

Sounds good to me. When it comes right down to it there are still limited ways to describe such personal events.

Dude, the lead paragraph warned you.
Odd and revealing you object to a particular sexual act but not to murders?

Keep up the good, honest and fair work, my brothers.

Posted by Mr. Geezer on 12/01/2016 at 11:57 AM

Re: “45 for 45

Great article, I wrote a similar one on my blog at http://john-nevarez.blogspot.com/

Posted by Federico Jorge on 12/01/2016 at 7:14 AM

Re: “"Lollypop Journalism"

I don't get the point. Is it bad or good that Betty Chinn provided meals without a commercial kitchen... better than not providing meals, right?

Posted by Tall Trees on 11/12/2016 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Measure V!

"...you and your pro rent control comrades..."
What's it like living in the 1960s, anonymous naysayer?

Posted by Joel Mielke on 11/06/2016 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Measure V!

Nice try, Joel Mielke, suggesting that only one parkowner provides low, fair rents in Humboldt County. You couldn't be more wrong, but I understand that for you and your pro rent control comrades, advancing a political agenda is far more important than telling the truth. The average rent throughout every mobilehome park in Humboldt County is $435 a month. That is not a "pleasant anecdote", but an undisputed fact. The late U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan was fond of saying: "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."

Vote NO on Measure V
www.nomeasurev.com

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Posted by Vote NO on Measure V on 11/05/2016 at 12:23 AM

Re: “Share Trinidad

So forget about having quiet, peaceful nights in Trinidad. Mr. Reinman has people paying him big bucks to come to stay next-door to you and keep you up all night. He doesn't want to be responsible for his renter's actions because he just wants the money to flow with no responsibilities. Selfish and gross, Mr. Reinman.

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Posted by marachristine on 11/04/2016 at 4:42 AM

Re: “Measure V!

John Bradley points out that "we have voluntarily kept rent increases close to the CPI for more than 40 years," and it's nice to know that one mobilehome park owner is fair about rent increases, but one park owner treating renters decently is just a pleasant anecdote. We need a remedyplease vote yes on V.

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Posted by Joel Mielke on 11/03/2016 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Measure V!

THE ARGUMENTS AGAINST MEASURE V & RENT CONTROL

RENT CONTROL DEFINED: Measure V is a rent control initiative backed by a small group of mobilehome park residents who want the government to guarantee them below-market rents for life. This new rent control bureaucracy would be subsidized by all Humboldt County taxpayers.

RENT CONTROL IS UNNECESSARY: Scores of individuals and families from all socioeconomic backgrounds have chosen to live in one of Humboldt Countys many mobilehome parks, where manufactured home prices are much lower than stick-built home prices. Rents in these communities are low, fair and reasonable; averaging less than $435 per month.

RENT CONTROL IS TOO COSTLY: The administrative tax Measure V seeks to impose on residents will not cover the astronomical costs associated with rent control. Rent control programs often result in years of expensive litigation. A jury recently found the City of Carsons rent control ordinance unconstitutionally applied and ordered taxpayers there to pay a staggering $7.4 million judgment.

RENT CONTROL HARMS THE COMMUNITY: California cities and counties with rent control have spent tens of millions of taxpayer dollars administering burdensome rent control bureaucracies. Rent control takes scarce public resources away from law enforcement, fire protection, and other vital local government services.

RENT CONTROL IS UNFAIR: Unlike most government assistance programs, rent control is not based on need, income or any other form of qualification. Under Measure V, mobilehome park residents regardless of their income or financial means will automatically be entitled to below-market, taxpayer-subsidized rents for life.

McMAC REJECTED RENT CONTROL: The McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee carefully examined rent control and unanimously voted against recommending its adoption by the Board of Supervisors in 2015. Like 447 other municipalities in the state, Humboldt County operates fairly and responsibly without rent control.

Vote NO on Measure V

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Posted by Vote NO on Measure V on 11/03/2016 at 3:20 PM

Re: “Vote Fullerton!

What a crock.

If Fullertons experience contained an example of leadership, that example would have appeared in his mailers. Empty words, Mr. Fullerton. Many people in Eureka volunteer for their community, and all deserve gratitude.

If Fullerton respects everyone he would refrain from accusing his opponent, a cardiac health worker at St. Joseph Hospital, of running an insincere campaign of slogans and cliches.

I already voted for Austin Allison, not simply because the veins in his nose are not dilated, like so many of Eurekas Old-Guard, but because its time we began respecting our intelligent, professional and confident youth by giving them a well-deserved opportunity to take their community in a positive new direction

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Posted by Michael Gaugh on 10/30/2016 at 12:49 AM

Re: “Vote Fullerton!

"My concern and knowledge about the homeless situation is not just a theoretical exercise but a problem that directly impacted my family for years and resulted in the death of my younger brother."

??? I find no information to clarify this statement regarding your brother.

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Posted by Roxanne Korte Ruckmar on 10/29/2016 at 6:31 AM

Re: “Vote Allison!

"Voting and arguing" are not "leadership" Mr. Fullerton.

Furthermore, few members of this community are MORE partisan than you. Why try to obscure your lifelong affiliation, contributions, and involvement in local republican campaigns and your republican friends who comprise the near-unanimous list of your endorsements?

Your deception is also not leadership.

What kind of "leadership" would participate in an obviously partisan event dubbed as a "non-partisan Block Party" attended by all the local republican activists held at Sequoia Park, organized by fellow-republican operative Susie Owsley who has your yard sign on her empty rental on H Street, (just before Campton)?

No one paying attention in this small town is fooled by such dishonesty.

Jefferson School, (like Grant), were fully attended.

However, Jefferson is in the poorer neighborhood and you did nothing to organize that community to effectively stop its closure, nor anything to hold local charter schools to account for cherry-picking their students, nor any efforts to get the bonds issued to avoid ANY closures. As we subsequently learned, the Jefferson community was willing and able to organize, they only lacked competent leadership and a sincere and knowledgeable advocate at a crucial moment.

That wasn't you.

Worthington school "fell victim" to a lack of leadership, a consistent theme in your history. Even your campaign materials fail to provide a solitary example of leadership they claim you possess.

Yes, Mr. Fullerton, your kind of "leadership" is what qualifies you for a spot on the planning commission in a city that rejected its only known volunteer with an actual advanced degree in planning, (Xandra Mann).

NO ONE will be surprised to hear the cries of "unfair", "corrupt", and "rigged" by you and your partisan friends when the tables are turned and liberals begin enjoying the same "entitlement" to serving majority appointments to "non-partisan" offices appointed by a "non-partisan" mayor.

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Posted by Ted Nissan on 10/28/2016 at 11:47 PM

Re: “Vote V!

Hilary Mosher, the disgraced author of Measure V who was forced to resign from her own rent control campaign has finally admitted that she lied when she denied being the writer of a January 2016 email offering to quit all rent control efforts in exchange for $150,000 in land and an interest-free loan. Mosher told the Mad River Union newspaper: "I will not dignify this scurrilous libel with a response." Mad River Union Update 10.25.16: "According to an article in todays Times-Standard, Hilary Mosher confirmed that she did, in fact, write the email. This contradicts statements made by Mosher to the Union in which she denied writing the email and suggests that the email was just a campaign dirty trick." Mosher's two remaining campaign lieutenants, Patti Rose and Carrie Peyton Dahlberg, refused to condemn the greed and self-interest of their boss; instead, they thanked and praised Mosher. Humboldt County voters cannot trust people like this. Vote NO on Measure V.

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Posted by Vote NO on Measure V on 10/28/2016 at 4:25 PM

Re: “Measure V!

The city of Arcata has been looking into mobilehome park rent control for 15 months. In March, the Arcata City Council authorized an expenditure of $35,000 to hire a respected, local community consulting firm to conduct a fair and comprehensive study on this highly controversial public policy. On September 30th, the much-anticipated 32-page Executive Summary of the draft Mobilehome Affordability Strategies Study backed up by 418 pages of research, exhibits, reports and surveys was made public. The study's independent analysis should overwhelmingly convince every voter to reject Measure V on Election Day.

One of the study's most compelling conclusions can be found on page 26 and follows here verbatim and in the exact order it was written: "The main argument against rent stabilization ordinances is that they do not help the neediest among us.Rent stabilization ordinances are not meanstested, meaning that all Mobilehome owners benefitregardless of economic need. Folks living closest to the margins of our local economic index cannotafford the slight increases tied to CPI which rent stabilization ordinances allow. Verylow and extremelylow income individuals would benefit more from a rental assistance program, longterm lease, MOU, orgovernment rental subsidy which aims to support those who are paying more than 30% of their monthlyincome on housing costs."

Before you vote, please go to http://www.nomeasurev.com and read the Arcata study. Youll learn why rent control is bad for Humboldt County. Vote NO on Measure V.

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Posted by Vote NO on Measure V on 10/28/2016 at 4:02 PM

Re: “Measure V!

So, Fred, did you rent an apartment or own a manufactured house? People in MH parks bought and paid for their 4 walls. They are not renting the walls they are renting the land. And they also maintain their homes. It is not like an apartment where they can call the landlord when the water heater breaks or the roof leaks. Seniors are at the end of their life and can't go get a job if their rent goes up. And we know that their social security isn't going up. Their house is their only investment which is not mobile even if they could afford to move it. They have no choice but to cut down on some other expense. The "NO" folks want you to compare your rent to the $450. They are banking on it and that is why they leave out that one small fact. Don't be fooled by half a story. Vote Yes on Measure V.

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Posted by Precocious on 10/27/2016 at 11:27 PM

Re: “Vote Allison!

Ted Nissan, I did vote & argued for months against closing Jefferson School but lost on a 2-3 vote.

However I did successfully stopped Grant School from closing and eventually got Lincoln & Winship schools reopened.

However Worthington School fell victim to declining enrollment and did have to be closed. Declining enrollment due to fewer children in Eureka and due to new Charter Schools that opened.

Once again, I have not been involved in partisan politics in almost 15 years.

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Posted by John Fullerton on 10/27/2016 at 9:51 PM

Re: “Measure V!

Local media dropped the ball long ago in failing to follow-up on local home affordability rates, among the worst in the state, due to the greed of unbridled developers.

So far, not one media source has reported the number of local foreclosures amid the worst housing-related economic depression since the 1930's.

There's too many people like Mr. Mangels who could care less that their community inches towards feudalism while decrying increases in crime, violence, and drug abuse.

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Posted by Ted Nissan on 10/27/2016 at 9:25 PM

Re: “Vote Allison!

That's what they said about Eureka's mayor who invited lawsuits with his "Mayor's Prayer Breakfast" and handed the police chief a quarter million dollars to leave within a year of his contract renewal!

Like the mayor, Fullerton is a lifelong republican activist trying his best to convince the public otherwise.

"Responsible leadership" would have been Fullerton organizing the community against closing three Eureka elementary schools while he "lead" the school board.

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Posted by Ted Nissan on 10/27/2016 at 7:25 PM

Re: “Measure V!

Hilary Mosher, the disgraced author of Measure V who was forced to resign from her own rent control campaign has finally admitted that she lied when she denied being the writer of a January 2016 email offering to quit all rent control efforts in exchange for $150,000 in land and an interest-free loan. Mosher told the Mad River Union newspaper: I will not dignify this scurrilous libel with a response. Mad River Union Update 10.25.16: "According to an article in todays Times-Standard, Hilary Mosher confirmed that she did, in fact, write the email. This contradicts statements made by Mosher to the Union in which she denied writing the email and suggests that the email was just a campaign dirty trick." Moshers two remaining campaign lieutenants, Patti Rose and Carrie Peyton Dahlberg, refused to condemn the greed and self-interest of their boss; instead, they thanked and praised Mosher. Humboldt County voters cannot trust people like this. Vote NO on Measure V.

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Posted by Vote NO on Measure V on 10/27/2016 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Appalachian v. Appellation

Spell check strikes again!

Posted by Gabriele Gray on 10/27/2016 at 10:09 AM

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