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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.

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.

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

Re: “Sign of Something

How shocking...

Another election-related story following 18 months and $1 billion of media hype all omitting the overwhelming context:

80% of the potential voters abstained in the 2016 presidential primaries.

Those who can't "do", teach.

And those that can, self-censor.

Posted by Ted Nissan on 10/27/2016 at 9:35 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.

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

Re: “No on 51, 55!

I read a long time ago and my observations have been that it is usually true: Propositions which might otherwise get more critical attention (i.e., people asking more questions) get lost in the all the attention the Presidential elections garner. True again this year. How many new taxes (or renewed) taxes are on the ballot this year? And how many of the arguments in favor of those taxes really stand up to a close examination.
Here are two comments on the Props mentioned here which say it better than I could:

"Prop. 51, School facilities bond This 9-billion-dollar bond would add to what Gov. Brown has described as Californias Wall of Debt. We cant afford more debt, the repayment of which diverts money from other important programs."
So, a big NO

"Prop. 55, Extension of Income taxes: When voters approved an income tax increase in 2012, the politicians promised the increase would be temporary. Now, with Prop. 55, they want to extend the highest marginal income tax rates in all 50 states, for another 13 years."
So: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. An equally big NO

I came across this website when looking for information on another prop. It's a listing of what public groups support or oppose on the 2016 ballot. Makes for interesting reading as
you can see where some of the suppose behind the scenes comes from...sort of like the Wizard of Oz behind the, don't look behind the curtain.... except we really do need to look behind the curtain.
And if you click on the name of an organization, you can see their page and read more about how and why they say Yes or No:…

Posted by Gabriele Gray on 10/27/2016 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Amendment Needed

In regards Clinton and Trump, I'm just along for the ride. I already voted for Gary Johnson and suggest everyone else to the same. Why take one extreme side or another when you can stay in the middle?

Posted by Fred Mangels on 10/27/2016 at 8:05 AM

Re: “No on 51, 55!

I recall a bond issue some years ago where they told us the schools were falling apart. The bond measure passed. Not long after its passage I noticed one change at the elementary school next to the National Guard Armory. A facade had been buit on the entrance to the school. Looked real nice and probably sheltered some from the rain but that was about it. That probably wasn't built cheaply either.

Don't throw good money after bad. Vote No on all school bonds.

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Posted by Fred Mangels on 10/27/2016 at 8:02 AM

Re: “Measure V!

I thought it enlightening the TV commercial last night where the trailer park owner expressed surprise that rents of $450.00 are considered excessive. I was paying rent like that decades ago.

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Posted by Fred Mangels on 10/27/2016 at 7:54 AM

Re: “Vote Fullerton!

Fullerton will likely win in a landslide, I should hope.

Posted by Fred Mangels on 10/27/2016 at 7:52 AM

Re: “Vote Allison!

I've already voted for John Fullerton. My vote for responsible leadership for Eureka.

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Posted by Fred Mangels on 10/27/2016 at 7:50 AM

Re: “Better Than Status Quo, Prop 64 Protects Us All

@ John 1: Yes, "silly" you; the opposing view is another article--see the link in the Editor's note at the beginning?!

The main problem with all those other initiatives you mentioned is that the folks pushing them haven't even so much as gathered half the signatures needed to get them on the ballot in over twenty years of alleged trying, which is kind of suspect since Richard Lee got his on the ballot all by himself, none of those nasty old "corporate billionaires" needed ... !

Sorry, we're done waiting around while the medical industry enjoys the high prices and no competiton of a prohibition market, and demonstrates no real inclination to move forward, other than a lot of noise *now* that their de facto monopoly is going away--and that's from the MCRSA, whether Prop 64 wins or fails ...

"The policy discourse around this issue has too often been poisoned with the same kind of misinformation and fear tactics that have been perpetuated by institutional anti-marijuana forces since the days of Reefer Madness." Absolutely goddamn right.

Posted by Miles Monroe on 10/24/2016 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Vote No for a Safer Community

Cops wants Prohibition. It is a jobs program for them, and an avenue for corruption.
The argument about the children is so tired. Kids always have access to dangerous conditions and substances, as we live on planet Earth
A No Vote is about keeping the status quo of law enforcement abuse of our citizens and empowers the worst of cartels and gangsters nationwide.
Yes on 64. It's not perfect but we need to head out of the shadow of this racist and ill conceived experiment of outlawing a plant.
To quote Bill Hicks, it's like saying God made a mistake to outlaw an herb. All plants are an offering from God.

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Posted by jointhe future on 10/24/2016 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Disquiet on the Mobile Home Front

the mobile home owner clusters to the friendship of a park---and pays rent for the use of the land where hisw house sits--and roads!
measure V levels the playfield for home owner and parkowner---jean doran

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Posted by jean doran1 on 10/22/2016 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Vote No for a Safer Community

thank you 'adaminoregon' , this is common sense that the uninformed need to read, (so much backward thinking, people still believe old myths from 'drug propaganda film, The devils weed ' ! )

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Posted by basketdeplored on 10/21/2016 at 9:45 PM

Re: “Better Than Status Quo, Prop 64 Protects Us All

John 1, those polls specifically asked about prop 64 and not the general question of "do you support marijuana legalization, yes or no?" You can try to deny that all you want as prohibitionists often do end up resorting to denial. This law is just as good and in some ways better than the 4 legalization laws already approved and will also greatly weaken the federal prohibition as well. I'm not listening to the "wait for a better law" line that is almost a decade old now and will also be around again the next time a chance to legalize would come along. The only regrettable thing here is maintaining prohibition and allowing the failed policy of prohibition to continue on instead of weakening it.

Polls that specifically ask about prop 64:

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Posted by superstorm250 on 10/21/2016 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Better Than Status Quo, Prop 64 Protects Us All

Worst "legalization" scheme ever pushed at California! And pushed this time by a team of cannabis hating Big Wigs...Dr Donald The Lying Man Lyman and Newsom both detest cannabis and consider daily smokers as the addicts this type of legalization will cure. Newsom's fantasy is that his young daughter can grow up in California and never have to smell Marijuana...not he promotes this Legal-Lies 64 bs. Is anyone really paying attention? Guess we'll know in 3 weeks.

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Posted by Patrick Moore on 10/21/2016 at 3:19 PM

Re: “Vote No for a Safer Community

Wow this letter is filled with nonsense. These arguments have been debunked for years, and even if they were true, it still doesn't mean cannabis should remain illegal for adults. Its as if these guys don't realize cannabis has been used for decades in Humboldt. It isn't being introduced now.
The reason there is crime around cannabis is because its illegal. Many of those problems go away in a regulated market. Of course it would also mean Humboldt will need a whole lot less cops. That is why these police are afraid of the change.
There is no place that has re-legalized cannabis that is ever going to go back. States are making millions of dollars. Humboldt has the potential to be the Napa Valley of cannabis. Even if this law isn't perfect, it will keep thousands of people from being hassled for a victimless crime. It will free up police to worry about real crime. It will make your county millions of dollars. It will keep more cannabis away from children then what we have now.It will create a new industry that will employ thousands of people. Vote YES.

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Posted by adaminoregon on 10/21/2016 at 12:23 PM

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