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Re: “Passive Resistance

im with brady in this one. indefinite amounts of time and money are wasted on politically correct feel goods that have nothing whatsoever to with the increasingly critical concerns of everybody, bigot or not.

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Posted by playground politics in action. on 02/19/2017 at 10:55 AM

Re: “Passive Resistance

The Guardian: Populist correctness: the new PC culture of Trump's America and Brexit Britain. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw39aBtjk

Posted by Ruth Moon on 02/19/2017 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Passive Resistance

Not sure how making a statement supporting human rights, respect, and decency is fluff or merely feel-good or how it detracts or prevents in any way from taking care of business of the city. Business is people. The city is people. We state that we support, protect, and help people. How is that a bad thing, exactly?

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Posted by Ruth Moon on 02/17/2017 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Under the Color of Authority

"Mills has no...dog in the fight". Quite right. Mills was hired by a conservative city council and promptly attended prayer meetings. A liberal city council is elected and he organizes Martin Luther King marches no longer attending conservative prayer meetings. Mills is a political appointee, who serves at the pleasure of the city manager and council. He will do their bidding saying whatever is in the city's perceived current interests. The "Old Guard" instigators of Sergeant Laird's questionable and unprecedented persecution were also apparently quickly "retired". The only victims here appear to be the Sergeant and the taxpayer.

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Posted by KeyboardKommander on 02/17/2017 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Passive Resistance

So where do you draw the line ? If something terrible is going in SoHum, Mendicino, or Trinity,..just ignore it ? If something happens just outside of the Eureka. City limits...it's not something we need to deal with ? Let's concentrate on making Eureka great again, and oh yeah, let's practice isolationsm.

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Posted by Terry Torgerson on 02/17/2017 at 8:58 AM

Re: “Passive Resistance

Thank You Kim Bergel for doing the right thing..I also would know why the mayor isn't behind this resolution...the biggest protest in Eureka history just happened and we want to know if our city is with women or not!

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Posted by Sue Radcliffe on 02/16/2017 at 6:29 PM

Re: “Under the Color of Authority

thadeus is an asset to the journal and community at large. mills is a lot of talk and needs to be called out when appropriate.

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Posted by bravo. on 02/16/2017 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Passive Resistance

This resolution had nothing to do with human rights and everything to do with national partisan politics.

Bergel copied the San Francisco City Council's resolution to draw up a thinly veiled attack on Pres Trump. I am no fan of Trump but the city council needs to concentrate on Eureka's many problems and get its nose out of national politics.

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Posted by John Fullerton on 02/16/2017 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Under the Color of Authority

It would be nice if this kid got half of this criminal cop's PERs for the rest of his life. This behavior won't stop til the cost comes out of the cops's own pocket. These awards need to come from the retirement fund. I hope the kid gets a good lawyer and sue in federal court.

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Posted by John Nelson on 02/16/2017 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Passive Resistance

" Brady considers the current council to be an "activist sort of council" that is letting down small businesses and is more concerned with political correctness than economic growth."

And Brady is right. The council needs to deal with the business of running a city. Not coming up with feel- good resolutions.

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Posted by Fred Mangels on 02/16/2017 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Passive Resistance

Several of my conservative friends have said that we should "work together" with the president and the Republican majority because they won the election and Trump is "everyone's president." This is my response:
I will not forget how badly he and so many others treated former President Barack Obama for 8 years...
I will not "work together" to privatize Medicare, cut Social Security and Medicaid.
I will not "work together" to build a wall.
I will not "work together" to persecute Muslims.
I will not "work together" to shut out refugees from other countries.
I will not "work together" to lower taxes on the 1% and increase taxes on the middle class and poor.
I will not "work together" to help Trump use the Presidency to line his pockets and those of his family and cronies.
I will not "work together" to weaken and demolish environmental protection.
I will not "work together" to sell American lands, especially National Parks, to companies which then despoil those lands.
I will not "work together" to enable the killing of whole species of animals just because they are predators, or inconvenient for a few, or because some people like killing them.
I will not "work together" to remove civil rights from anyone.
I will not "work together" to alienate countries that have been our allies for as long as I have been alive.
I will not "work together" to slash funding for education.
I will not "work together" to take basic assistance from people who are at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder.
I will not "work together" to get rid of common sense regulations on guns.
I will not "work together" to eliminate the minimum wage.
I will not "work together" to support so-called "Right To Work" laws, or undermine, weaken or destroy Unions in any way.
I will not "work together" to suppress scientific research, be it on climate change, fracking, or any other issue where a majority of scientists agree that Trump and his supporters are wrong on the facts.
I will not "work together" to criminalize abortion or restrict health care for women.
I will not "work together" to increase the number of nations that have nuclear weapons.
I will not "work together" to put even more "big money" into politics.
I will not "work together" to violate the Geneva Convention.
I will not "work together" to give the Ku Klux Klan, the Nazi Party and white supremacists a seat at the table, or to normalize their hatred
And racism.
I will not "work together" to deny health care to people who need it.
I will not "work together" to deny medical coverage to people on the basis of a "pre-existing condition."
I will not "work together" to increase voter suppression.
I will not "work together" to normalize tyranny.
I will not work together to eliminate or reduce ethical oversite at any level of government.
I will not "work together" with anyone who is, or admires, tyrants and dictators.
I will not "work together" to give less support to government employees.
I will not "work together" to find ways for the billionaires to cheat the system.
I will not "work together" to implement a hiring freeze at government agencies.
I will not "work together" to suppress reporters' right to ask questions the administrations does not like.
I will not "work together" to bully any country, big or small.
I will not "work together" to craft a message diminishing women and young adults.
I will not support anyone that thinks its OK to put a pipeline to transport oil on Sacred Ground for Native Americans. And, it would run under the Missouri River, which provides drinking water for millions of people. An accident waiting to happen.
This is my line, and I am drawing it.
I will stand for honesty, love, and respect for all living beings.

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Posted by Phil Braun on 02/16/2017 at 6:06 AM

Re: “Wild

Wild Soles Ranch is such a wonderful organization doing so many good things.

Posted by Violet Richardson on 02/15/2017 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Flash Fiction 2016

fuck shit piss asslicker cocksucker motherfucker piece of crap dumb cunt slut...there, i wrote a prize-winning story! ALL OF THESE STORIES SUCK!!! nice job judges, you're a bunch yuppie morons!

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Posted by Jenna Hayes on 02/15/2017 at 6:05 AM

Re: “Partnership, Stat

Why not do something that actually has the potential to increase the number of nurses in our area?

Opening up a ADN TO BSN program will do nothing to help the shortage, and could possible make it worse.

A nurse with a BSN will be able to leave the area to find better working conditions and better pay. The two local hospitals pay nurses far less than the rest of CA hospitals, and one in particular has a reputation of poor treatment of their employees, and disregard for unions.

Why not find a way that CR can increase their class size?

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Posted by sarcomere on 02/13/2017 at 7:50 PM

Re: “Seeking Settlement

It is unfortunate APS did not cross report to the Long Term Care Program; Mr. Magney was a resident of a local nursing home; reports of any type of elder abuse for one residing in a nursing home, or an assisted living facility are to be also reported to LTCO. Had we received a cross report we could have actively advocated for the resident before the court got involved and perhaps save this gentleman and his family unnecessary grief.

Posted by Snoozers on 02/13/2017 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Wild

Beautiful.

Posted by Eric Stockwell on 02/13/2017 at 9:29 AM

Re: “The Largest March in Eureka History

"Thousands attend the largest protest in Eureka's history".

Yet, only a dozen dedicated volunteers would be enough to remove the development industry's control of county government...for the first time in Humboldt County's history.

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Posted by Howard Smith on 02/12/2017 at 9:41 PM

Re: “Strapped

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Posted by Griselda Foreman on 02/10/2017 at 8:04 AM

Re: “The Case of the Missing $5 Million

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Posted by Griselda Foreman on 02/10/2017 at 7:14 AM

Re: “Judged

Don't be fooled by the terminology used by the Commission on Judicial Performance to describe the "punishment" of judges. "Private admonishment," "public admonishment, and "public censure" are all serious sounding phrases that mean nothing substantive. No judge ever is placed on administrative leave, docked pay or the loss of vacation time, or had their generous pension reduced or otherwise jeopardized.

Thank you for pointing out that the false affidavits submitted by Wilson and Reinholtsen were signed under penalty of perjury. That means that in signing the affidavits, they committed multiple acts of perjury, which is why the Humboldt County DA made the referral to the attorney general. But the DA could, and should have prosecuted the judges.

The AG referral is a shell game where no state or local law enforcement agency dare prosecute a judge for criminal conduct. The AG often continues the buck passing to the CJP, which doesn't prosecute crimes by judges, and in fact has a documented track record of concealing the crimes of judges from law enforcement agencies, both state and federal.

As Professor Levine notes in the article:

"Signing these affidavits, that's troublesome," he said. "It's one thing to miss deadlines, it's another to sign the affidavits. It's something of a technical violation. But on the other hand, you're signing something under the penalty of perjury and, of all people, to a judge that ought to mean something." That sure should ought to mean something. But it doesn't.

The bottom line is judges have been, and continue to be above the law. The laws that apply to the public don't apply to judges. Judges effectively have immunity from prosecution for criminal conduct. We invite anyone outraged by this to join the movement to reform the CJP and replace CJP Director Victoria Henley: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CommissionOnJudicialPerformance/

Posted by Cathy Cohen on 02/05/2017 at 1:49 PM

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