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Re: “Policing the Police

Is Humboldt County stuck in the '60's?
Interesting article in the WSJ relating to effective police response.
Excerpt:
"... in the '60's and '70's... Reformers focused on the rights of defendants, remaining blind to the ravages of under-enforcement."

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-underpolic…

Posted by JimPell on 01/25/2015 at 9:02 AM

Re: “It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

Thanks for keeping books in our mind, especially in the health issue! Another local institution is the Northcoast Great Books Discussion Group, started in 1993. The rather advanced for its time website is http://www.hardiehouse.org/greatbooks/. We are coincidentally reading Don Quixote next month, so it would be a great time for folks in Northern Humboldt to join in the discussion.

Posted by Solomon Everta on 01/25/2015 at 5:56 AM

Re: “Prosecutors Weighing Death Penalty in Murder Case

This worthless human was a soldier of mine while I was at FT Hood. We court martialed him because he cause way to many problems, drugs, alcohol and disobedience as well as violent threats. This kid didn't care about anyone and just did what he wanted to. He was a big "talker" in the army as well. Always claiming he had done this and he had done that. He is that kind of person who WOULD do something like this and he SHOULD get the death penalty because of the fact he has no remorse for why he did

Posted by Mike Lopez on 01/24/2015 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Voter Turnaway

Nice article! I think he did a find job of breaking down some of the fundamental reasons why the u.s has low voter turn out. Also a very informative comparison to other states and countries.

Posted by people_power on 01/24/2015 at 10:59 AM

Re: “We Mostly Flunk

Um... I have a Little Tree air freshener and I don't smoke. If I didn't have one my car would smell like wet dog.

Posted by Morgan G on 01/23/2015 at 2:36 PM

Re: “We Mostly Flunk

Eureka is a smoking town. I pick up a quantity of butts every week that these wheezing reprobates deposit on our street. And of course those "Little Trees®" indicate that the driver is a smoker who only rolls his window down to throw butts out. Why else would one feel the need for an "air freshener" in an automobile?

Posted by Joel Mielke on 01/23/2015 at 12:13 PM

Re: “What's up, Doc?

Hi "grady" - telephonic diagnosis is not necessarily illegal in regard to 215 recommendations. I got this response from the California Medical Board:

"California Business and Professions Code §2242(a) and §2242.1 call for an 'appropriate prior exam' before prescribing a dangerous drug. The use of telehealth may be appropriate if the telehealth exam complies fully with California Business and Professions Code §2290.5.

Some situations and patient presentations are appropriate for the utilization of telehealth as a component of, or in lieu of, in person provision of medical care, while others are not. Ultimately, if the Medical Board of California receives a complaint about how a physician is using telehealth, the physician’s actions will be reviewed by physicians and surgeons who practice under the same or similar circumstances to determine whether the standard of care is met. The analysis will depend on the facts and be case specific."

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Posted by Grant Scott-Goforth on 01/23/2015 at 11:07 AM

Re: “What's up, Doc?

Skyped with a doctor. Get outta here. Where, if at all, did s/he say s/he practiced as opposed to online. That's hella funny. Skyped! Sweet!

Posted by Ricky Moffett on 01/22/2015 at 9:48 PM

Re: “No Criminal Charges Against Officer in Tommy McClain Shooting

Can we get the letter from Gallegos explaining his decision? The letter would be addressed to the Chief of Police. Given the DA is an elected position, we should be able to read his letter/report.

Posted by Verbena on 01/22/2015 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Hot Wheels

Tea Time has really great tea!

Posted by Deanna Sisk on 01/22/2015 at 10:08 AM

Re: “The Not-So-Peaceful Atom

The nuclear waste at Humboldt Bay and all other California nuclear power plants is stored in 1/2" to 5/8" thick stainless steel containers that are subject to cracking from the marine environment and other factors. In January 2014 a Holtec canister was found to have conditions for cracking after only 2 years of service. The same canisters are used at Humboldt Bay and now San Onofre in Southern California may be buying those, too.
Learn more at SanOnofreSafety.org.

Posted by Donna Gilmore on 01/22/2015 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Policing the Police

"The purpose is to have somebody else looking at what transpired, other than just the police department," Mills said. "The hope is it will help us think through what happened and why, and give the community a level of confidence and transparency — confidence that it's not just EPD looking at our own shooting. It's my personal belief that with transparency comes legitimacy."

Then,

Asked if he intended to make those findings public, Mills said, "Not at this point," adding that he would need to confer with the city attorney and some other people before doing so due to the threat of civil litigation.

Enough said!

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Posted by TC on 01/22/2015 at 9:11 AM

Re: “What's up, Doc?

Hey Grant - the skype examination you had has been determined to be illegal in California and that doctor is being investigated for fraud. You should identify the clinic and warn others to stay away !
Since Colorado and Washington legalized recreational weed, California has added a few hurdles to the 215 law, and telephonic diagnosis was ruled to be ineffective.

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Posted by 1grady1 on 01/22/2015 at 6:57 AM

Re: “What's up, Doc?

This past weekend, over 3000 Americans died of Cancer.

Today, tomorrow, and every day after that, 1,500 more Americans will die, in pain, of Cancer. Every single minute another American dies of Cancer. Every American Cancer patient deserves the right to have safe, legal, and economical access to Medical Marijuana. Every single one.

Americans who need Medical Marijuana shouldn't be used as "Political Footballs" Please call the Whitehouse comment line at (202) 456-1111 and ask that the President take immediate action to remove Marijuana from Schedule 1 so American Physicians in all 50 states can prescribe it.

Oncologists have know it for more than a quarter of a Century that Marijuana is a "wonder drug" for helping Cancer patients.

The American Society of Clinical Oncologists wants Marijuana removed from Schedule 1. So does the American Medical Association, the professional society of all Physicians. A strong majority of Americans want Physicians in all 50 states to be able to prescribe Medical Marijuana. So do their Physicians., Cancer patients can't wait.

The need to immediately, completely, legalize Marijuana throughout the world is one of the most pressing moral issues of our time, because of its medical benefits and because of the damage prohibition causes to America and to the world.

Complete legalization is critical -- its vital that there aren't "strings" or "hoops" that Cancer patients and others who need Medical Marijuana are forced to jump through.

"Charlottes web" is NOT the solution. Cancer patients and people who suffer from chronic pain need THC, not just CBD. The "Berkeley study", where 96% of stage 4 Cancer patients who had a wide variety of Cancers achieved remission, used high dose Medical Marijuana oil, 72% THC, 28% CBD, 1 gram/day (oral) over a 90 day course of treatment. It was a small study, and not placebo controlled, but those kinds of results are clearly remarkable, have been widely reported on in the press, and demand the need for immediate large scale clinical trials.

http://www.sfweekly.com/sanfra...

More and more present and former members of law enforcement agree about the need to end prohibition, and have formed a rapidly expanding group of current and former undercover cops, FBI, DEA, prosecutors and Judges, from all over the world, called

LEAP -- Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

because they've seen the damage prohibition causes to America and the world.

See http://www.leap.cc/

I'm a Scientist. Not a politician, not a cop.

But as a Scientist with a strong interest in Cancer research, I feel even more strongly about the need to ensure that no Cancer patient is denied it, because I'm so impressed with its benefits for Cancer patients.

I urge everyone reading this to PLEASE call and email the Attorney General, the press, Congress and the President today.

Medical Marijuana helps with Alzheimer's, Autism, Cancer, seizures, PTSD and chronic pain, and has helped many Americans, including many veterans, stop using Alcohol, and hard drugs, both legal and illegal ones.

Every minute an American dies of Cancer.

Every 19 minutes an American dies of a prescription drug overdose.

Many vets become addicted to prescription opiates and die from them.

NOBODY has ever died from smoking too much pot.

Cancer patients are seeing remarkable results using high dose Medical Marijuana oil, in many cases achieving complete remission, even for stage 4 cancers -- there are many excellent articles on the web, and videos on youtube with patient's personal stories about their experiences with it -- and every Cancer patient that uses Marijuana to ease their suffering benefits greatly from doing so.

Please see http://boingboing.net/2014/12/......

It is immoral to leave Marijuana illegal, for anyone, for even a second longer.

For Cancer patients, its a matter of life and death.

Cancer patients can't wait.

Medical Marijuana has an unmatched safety profile, and for people who suffer from so many diseases, of so many kinds, its a medical miracle -- and the scientific evidence behind it is rock solid.

For Cancer patients, Medical Marijuana encourages apoptosis and autophagy of Cancer cells, while leaving normal cells untouched, is anti-angigogenic, anti-proliferative, and is anti-angiogenic.

Its also synergistic with chemotherapy and radiation therapy, making both more effective.

For many Cancer patients its meant the difference between life and death.

For everyone else, its a far safer alternative to Alcohol, and infinitely safer than Cigarettes.

Either take them off the market too, or legalize Marijuana right now.

2016 is too far away, Its too long to wait. Every year we lose more Americans to Cancer than died in WWII.

Between now and the 2016 elections, roughly 1 MILLION Americans will die of Cancer.

And Its a horrible way to die.

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Posted by Jeff Deutsch on 01/22/2015 at 5:39 AM

Re: “El Pulpo Blazes the Rockies

"Brainchild"?

There are children that understand how future generations will have far better uses of the last of the cheap fuel than spewing it out from a monument to impulsive-addiction (drunk) Americans named "El Poopo"....or, hauling 2 tons of exploding steel to go shopping and burning one-ton of jet fuel for a 10-day junket to Europe.

Imagine building "community" by building solar/hydrogen generators that take your neighborhood off the grid.

Brazilians are.

Now THERE'S a party!

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Posted by Barry Gates on 01/21/2015 at 10:39 PM

Re: “Hot Wheels

Way cool...gonna hit it up for sure. Triple bonus if they offer a good cup of real jasmine. Seems like most of the jasmine tea on the shelves is only so from "flavors", one of the food industry's mystery concoctions. Gotta say it though, milk and honey in black tea is da bomb...bioflavizoidz be damned!

Posted by flavinoids shmavinoids on 01/21/2015 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Typo or Fashion Insight?

Too funny!

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Posted by Elizabeth Edwards on 01/19/2015 at 7:25 PM

Re: “‘Senseless is an Understatement': No Motive Found in Double Murder

No doubt he is mentally ill. A blind and deaf person could recognize that.
Mental illness is not an excuse, it is exponentially dangerous.
He is not just a murderer, he is an insane murderer.
Permanent asylum commitment is justified and crucial.

Posted by Keith Greene on 01/19/2015 at 11:24 AM

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