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Re: “Judged

The eureka courts may be one of the most corrupt in the country
It's time to ban the kangaroo courts
They represent blatant corruption
Justice is not a commodity to be bought and sold
Judge cissna should step down immediately

Posted by eurekaInjustice on 08/26/2016 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Prepare for Impact

Believing myths about vaccines is not the same thing as ''getting the facts'' and that is the core problem.

If a lawyer paid you 750,000, and you FAKED test results, did invasive tests on CHILDREN, caused mass worldwide panic, whilst patenting your own ALTERNATIVE vaccine, and TEST KITS in the hope of making $MILLIONS more.

you would be ARRESTED and sent to JAIL for child endangerment and FRAUD.

Then WHY do people think it's OK for ''Doctor'' Wakefield to do it? and WHY aren't they disgusted?

Why are vaccines even a choice? It should be child abuse to deny your kids their immunizations.

100% of the people who are bald eat food, so food must cause baldness, I don't want my kids to be bald, so I'm not going to give them food.

Sound ridiculous? That's how ridiculous anti-vaxxers sound to me.

Vaccinating is a social responsibility to protect the most vulnerable among us. Epileptics have the choice to not take their meds, but they don't have the choice to not take their meds and drive on our roads. Your freedom to swing your arms around stops at my nose. Drinking and driving is illegal, because it is a choice that has the high potential to adversely effect other people who didn't get a say in the matter. Seatbelts are mandatory for the same reason. These diseases kill, maim, and cause suffering; not just for the ones who choose to be at risk, but for those who don't have a choice.

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Posted by Chad White on 08/26/2016 at 8:09 AM

Re: “Prepare for Impact

Vaccines are not medical treatments. They are preventive measures. Schools have always been on the front line and responsible for implementation. If they're surprised by this, they haven't been doing their job. Vaccine safety is well established globally. Mandated vaccines have been upheld by courts, including the US Supreme Court, consistently for over a century. Public health and safety trumps individual belief.

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Posted by JoanRN on 08/25/2016 at 11:23 PM

Re: “Prepare for Impact

sb277 is insane, unconstitutional, illegal, and the work of drug companies paying politicians to get it passed. it smells worse than a decomposing body.
maurine meleck

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Posted by Maurine Meleck on 08/25/2016 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Prepare for Impact

I don't know why there is a debate about this. Mandating chemical injections is obscene and criminal.

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Posted by Lort Bizniss on 08/25/2016 at 9:10 AM

Re: “Prepare for Impact

Nice to read some actual journalism. Well done explanation of a complicated and charged issue.

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Posted by KBranch on 08/25/2016 at 7:35 AM

Re: “Prepare for Impact

Firstly, this law, while well intended, was enacted out of panic and without sufficient research into its ramifications.

Secondly, while the new law technically "continues to honor and accept exemptions for medical reasons" it changed how those medical exemptions have to be recorded and what type of medical exemption is acceptable. The medical exception for my 12-year-old is no longer valid as it does not conform to the new rules.

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Posted by Jason P. Franklin on 08/25/2016 at 7:13 AM

Re: “Putting Heads Together for Housing First

I suggest Floyd Squires takes on these tenants until he repays the city for all his infractions and back taxes. Just saying.

Posted by Amber CaliDreamin Zastrow on 08/23/2016 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Game Over

I would've testified too... Smh...I wonder how many others there are. I'm glad this happened. Thanks to those who stood up. I didn't know.

Posted by Lucy Clark on 08/23/2016 at 4:41 PM

Re: “Putting Heads Together for Housing First

@Sharon King,
Call Melinda Petersen at city hall. ShE can direct you where you can be of the most help. Thank you.

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Posted by Erin Powers-Taylor on 08/19/2016 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Putting Heads Together for Housing First

I would like to volunteer to help with this effort. How can I do that? I worked as a housing navigator in Santa Cruz for our housing first initiatives there.

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Posted by Sharon King on 08/19/2016 at 9:37 AM

Re: “Putting Heads Together for Housing First

Our police need to be fighting crime.

The homeless need stable houses.

The reddest state in the union (Utah) saved taxpayer's money providing modest apartments instead of emergency services and they nearly ending chronic homelessness in just a few years.

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Posted by James White on 08/19/2016 at 12:23 AM

Re: “Putting Heads Together for Housing First

"says Sally Hewitt, senior program manager at DHHS...in a phone interview. 'Some were saying Housing First means build housing first, other groups say that tents are housing first, or that tiny houses are housing first. We're not saying that these ideas don't have value, but we want everyone to be on the same page.'

Sally, YES those all ALL housing...obviously the more normal and secure the better, as is true for any human being, so tents are not idea AND until housing can be built (give 3% availability) tents first are "Housing First" and are more conducive to the homeless healing or at least to not digressing further than being shuffled around every morning 7 DAYS A WEEK and relocated AGAIN in two weeks; as if being homeless wasn't hard enough as it is. I dare any housed person to try it for a few months, especially those over 40, as many homeless are. Stability for homeless is better for the community in general as it reduces the often exhausted, demoralized, drifting people and pets that occurs all day long in old town, parks, library etc.

Tiny homes are far better than tents and have had great success already all across the country. So easy there have been high school students building the tiny homes for homeless. Andrew Heben, a city planner who as a student lived in "Camps" to understand better how people survived and what was needed, has spoken twice now in Eureka. A place to start for those adrift about this solution: http://www.squareonevillages.org. AHHA (Affordable Humboldt Housing Alternatives) has been working tirelessly towards a local tiny house village for years, ahead of the curve of Focus Strategies yet concurrent with their findings and directives. This link from 2014:
http://www.northcoastjournal.com/NewsBlog/…

The quality and quantity of lives lost due to lack of mental health care and housing in particular is staggering and most never make it to the news, dead or alive. The community suffers too...just go to the library or any trail or green space...oh and it is really not great for children to see we leave people to lay in the streets. Just saw an article about a Sheriff in TX who committed suicide due to facing eviction/foreclosure.

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Posted by Noyb on 08/18/2016 at 5:12 PM

Re: “End of Life Options

Correction please:
Your source has done you a disservice. The promoters of assisted suicide have worn out their thesaurus attempting to imply that it is legal in Montana. Assisted suicide is a lhomicide in Montana. Our MT Supreme Court did ruled that if a doctor is charged with a homicide they might have a potential defense based on consent. The MT Supreme Court acknowledged it is a homicide in the ruling.

The Court did not address civil liabilities and they vacated the lower court’s claim that it was a constitutional right. Unlike Oregon no one in Montana has immunity from civil or criminal prosecution and investigations are not prohibited like Oregon. Does that sounood legal to you?

Perhaps the promoters are frustrated that even though they were the largest lobbying spender in Montana their Oregon model legalizing assisted suicide bills have been rejected in Montana in 2011, 2013 and 2015.

Your source has done the public a disservice. Their ordinary bait and switch campaign is demonstrated by their selling "must self-administer" then they do not provide in their legislation for an ordinary witness of the "self-administration". This omission eviscerates the flaunted safeguards putting the entire population at risk of exploitation by heirs, the medical-governmental-complex and organ/tissue traffickers.
Respectfully submitted,
Bradley Williams
President
Mtaas dot org

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Posted by Bradley Williams on 08/18/2016 at 2:05 PM

Re: “End of Life Options

By all and any means, it's my decision.
Perhaps I will want to make such a decision without all the damn Catholics trying to ram their fantasy beliefs down everyone's throat.
Preventing a woman from having her tubes tied? Are you serious?
Another prime example of how horrible and invasive religion is often practiced.
There is no god. Get use to it.

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Posted by Mr. Geezer on 08/18/2016 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Hazardous to Your Health

Something is very, very wrong in McKinleyville! I grew up there. In the past several years, the number of schoolmates, their family members, and children with dire health concerns and/or mortality rates have shot sky high! There have been far too many at or near 40 years of age who have succumbed from cancers, organ failure, and brain disorders. It's not just people who are life-long residents, either. Several have lived more of their lives outside of the town. Still, these numbers should not be ignored!

Posted by TangieKeen on 08/17/2016 at 7:39 PM

Re: “The Death of Jeannie Newstrom

We are all to blame and the blame increases the closer you get to the patient and the issue.

The NCJ provided a public service by raising questions that could lead to more demands for solutions. just because a local issue is rarely reported doesn't make it "sensational" when it appears.

Why are so many of Humboldt County's human health statistics among the worst in the state? Why is it not being routinely reported?

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Posted by James White on 08/13/2016 at 1:53 AM

Re: “The Death of Jeannie Newstrom

It is not "obviously" criminal, it is however obviously tragic. The author sensationalized the tragedy but didn't have access to all of the evidence. Cases like this should not be tried in the press where people can only speculate on what happened. Did the doctor decide this patient was in a dying state? Is that why they did not admit her to the hospital? We have only been given glimpses of the history, speculation of what is truth. Who should be held to blame a nurses aid or doctors, nurses, guardians, social or state welfare agencies?

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Posted by Maria Wilsey on 08/11/2016 at 3:36 PM

Re: “The Death of Jeannie Newstrom

Hospice took care of my Mother in Law in My home. Hospice, my Wife and I all cleansed and rolled her over on a regular schedule. My Mother in Law developed bed sores anyway. It cannot be prevented!! Why is the Nurse aid being prosecuted? Isn't the Nurse and the Doctor responsible for a patients care? Sounds to me like the nurse aid is being used as a Scape Goat to protect the Professionals in this industry. Why not the Cook?

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Posted by Alps on 08/11/2016 at 3:16 PM

Re: “The Death of Jeannie Newstrom

Regardless of the travesty, whether it's elder abuse, child abuse, affordable housing, healthcare, homelessness, public divestment/austerity, mass incarceration, and on and on...U.S. media resoundingly fails to inform readers, viewers and listeners of how these issues are addressed in other industrialized countries.

In Japan, for example, a family will pay the equivalent of $800 per month for a government care home with a private room, 24 hour professional care by staff-nurses, three meals a day, art, music and exercise periods and transportation to appropriate activities.

Privatization of basic human services is an ideological failure everywhere, and an invitation to corruption, including education.

Another private care home is opening in Eureka on "F" Street near the golf course charging $4,000 a month. They are already whining about the regulations being imposed before they can open.

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Posted by James White on 08/09/2016 at 8:33 PM

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