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Re: “The Big Chill

No need to dream Kathy, come join the Eureka Fair Wage Initiative in registering Eureka's neglected working families that need a raise out of public services.

Posted by Alan Moss on 04/11/2014 at 12:16 AM

Re: “Everywhere a Sign

Zigzag -- Gee, to me it sounds like you can't refute what he's saying and can only resort to vague allegations of bias.

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Posted by Reality Bytes on 04/10/2014 at 3:03 PM

Re: “Everywhere a Sign

Gee Reality Bytes, if it has to be explained to you then you would't understand.

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Posted by zigzag on 04/10/2014 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Everywhere a Sign

Zigzag, what does that have to do with whether his letter is accurate or not?

Seems like anything this guy writes elicits a similar response... but it's interesting that none of those responses actually refute what he's saying.

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Posted by Reality Bytes on 04/10/2014 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Everywhere a Sign

Guess Richard forgot to mention that he works for/supports the Fripo for D.A. campaign....

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Posted by zigzag on 04/10/2014 at 11:09 AM

Re: “#Buhneisback

Magnificent! I love it. More-more. Jesus juice, Ryan Slough and more, As for the Sheriff pay--obscene and ridiculous. Another example of the power of lobbies. Thanks Ryan Hurley.

Posted by Sylvia De Rooy on 04/06/2014 at 10:45 AM

Re: “#Buhneisback

Boy, Howdy! What a way to start the day. The Buhne Tribune almost fills up the hollow place left by 7-0-Heaven's loss. Write on! L. E. Zerzan Jones

Posted by Laura Eaton Zerzan Jones on 04/04/2014 at 9:47 AM

Re: “#Buhneisback

While pointing out the cold ironies of local ethnic cleansing, you might consider dropping "American" when writing about the native people.

Posted by Alan Moss on 04/03/2014 at 10:54 PM

Re: “#Buhneisback

Best of the best, so very glad to you are writing for us again Ryan, thank you!!

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Posted by Susan V. on 04/03/2014 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Lessons in Renewal

Here's what I can do for you, Table Bluff Wiyot friends. Cheryl Seidner knows as do some others in of Wiyot tribe that I have been working on a way to use Native American gaming and sovereignty rights to establish a Native American lottery system to raise money to buy back lost ancestral lands and economically benefit tribal peoples.

I have worked with Bear River on this starting in 1995 when I brought the lottery project to then acting Bear River Tribal Council Chair Wayne Moon and his Council with a plan on how use Indian Gaming rights to establish a state-wide lottery system to buy out Headwaters Forest and all of Maxxam in a partnership with Palco ESOP workers. I worked with Bear River tribal member Don Brenard on this project called the Heartlands Project. And as some of you know Bear River Casino Commission head to become B.R. Chairperson Leonard Bowman opposed our Heartlands Project almost all the way through his terms of office and control of Bear River's economic development. To the great loss of the tribe in our estimation. Now Bear tribe is paying off an expensive hotel that Bowman insisted on building that costs each tribal member a rather significant loss of per cap to pay down the hotel's construction costs.

Since Bear River's recent tribal election reinstalled the same set of former Bowman Tribal Council people opposed to our Heartlands lottery project, Table Bluff Wiyot Tribe now has an opportunity to become our West Coast representative. Our Heartlands Project is now called the Heartlands Lifeline System and is actually going well, we're working with Pineridge, Oglala Lakota Nation in South Dakota and their economic development people on establishing the first of the Native American banks that are core to this system.

Our first goal is to establish an arrowhead of three tribal banks, one on the West Coast, one in Central U.S.A., and one on the East Coast, closest to one of the primary regions our Lifeline Lottery system will benefit, hurricane hit Caribbean and Florida. We are waiting here back from the Seminole Tribe who have our Lifeline lottery system basic business plan outline.

Every lottery system must have a Good Cause in order to achieve public and governmental approval and ours is one of the best there is: Disaster Relief. We will be creating a funding system for disaster relief teams to come into disaster hit communities with instant shelters and immediate aid, then establishing long term replacement of the destroyed community systems, but replacing them with state-of-the-art sustainable eco-village technology using local materials and renewable energy sources so that the villages come out better than they were. Plus the villagers have learned how to build eco-villages systems and can become part of the Lifeline system's tech support system, i.e. they will end up with Jobs.

On April 14, your next Tribal Council meeting with Vice Chair Bryan Mead's scheduling us to present our Heartlands Lifeline Lottery System to the Table Bluff Wiyot Tribal Coucil, you will an opportunity to join a most wonderful way for Native Americans to regain a great deal of economic strength in a sea of European and Asians economic competition dominating most everything necessary for tribal well-being.

I encourage all Wiyot tribal members to attend this most important economic development agenda Tribal Council meeting on April 14th at 4:00 p.m.

Steve Lewis

Coordinator for the
Heartlands Lifeline System Project

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Posted by Stephen1 on 04/03/2014 at 10:58 AM

Re: “#Buhneisback

Welcome back, Captain! You've been missed.

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Posted by jtimmons on 04/03/2014 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Rural Jurors

Stephen Lewis nonsensical post in 3... 2... 1...

Posted by Humboldt Hunny on 04/03/2014 at 9:00 AM

Re: “#Buhneisback

Hooray! The King of Humboldt Bloggers is back!

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Posted by Fred Mangels on 04/03/2014 at 6:42 AM

Re: “Before You Stiff Your Server

In California all servers make the state minimum wage of $8.00 so the claim that we're stealing from their paychecks is nonsense. So no, I don't tip a $1 for someone who opened my beer because I know that person is earning a decent wage. It's not a king's ransom, but when you start at $8.00 and add tips on top, I'm not really interested in a misleading lecture about how I should contribute more to my server's wellbeing.

In a world where servers make less than minimum wage before tips, I agree completely, but here in CA, servers are already earning above the poverty line before they get a penny in tips. Seeing as their wages are paid by my food bill, I'm already compensating them for their service. Above and beyond gets a tip, less than that gets my gratitude and my hard earned money pays the bill that pays the wage.

Posted by Juan Carlos on 04/01/2014 at 9:59 AM

Re: “The Big Chill

The culture wars in this county are old and tiresome. "Good Old Boys" have had power long enough and it's long past time they pay their dues to the human race and embrace the diverse cultures by accommodating all of us, equally. Yes, I'm a dreamer.

Posted by Kathy Anderson on 04/01/2014 at 12:43 AM

Re: “I'm Still Worried

Thank you for the fascinating exchange.

You have neither the power nor the right to tell anyone "what they mean".

And then call them a "liar" after YOUR interpretation is rejected!

You are either suffering some form of megalomania or psychosis. It's truly sad how you ignore our fundamental agreement on the negative environmental impacts of homesteads and subdivisions, instead, your preference for aggressive hostility betrays an affliction, some kind of illness that is causing you to share your pain. Best of luck with that.

A person can bring up "Big Timber" and their political influence, (like in countless other rural communities where Big Corporations exercise political dominance), without bringing up the "Timber Wars" which refers to a specific era of protests. Outside of your obsession, these are not the same topic. Although you never asked, my personal conclusions about the "Timber Wars" is that clear cuts are still taking place regardless of any "reforms" they trumpeted. (NOW, you can say that I have brought up the subject of the "Timber Wars", are you happy?).

Please explain how my unscientific observations of bio-diversity collapse in the Mad River watershed are, "unfair reporting of eco-damage", and yet, your unscientific observations of "healthy" watershed conditions in Humboldt County, are "fair"?

Again, my observation conceded that biodiversity would inevitably occur from homestead development...although at a slower pace.

Posted by Alan Moss on 03/30/2014 at 7:41 PM

Re: “I'm Still Worried

Mr. Moss, why do you keep LYING about your not bringing up the Timber War. I posted your very words before and you still have the ego to think you did not post this?

"Funny, "you guys" (?) have never had any control of local politics, Big Timber handed the baton to Big Developers.

I guess you think you can wiggle out of of saying you didn't say exactly "Timber War" but we all know what you meant by "Big Timber handed the baton to Big Developers". That is Timber War rhetoric, plain and simple. You are dishonest and need to keep trying to wiggle out of ethical responsibility in ACCURATE environmental damage reporting, e.g. your focusing on Korbel's timber cut watersheds and not saying anything about the 1998 South Fork Eel River EPA studies for example that found the majority of stream degradation happening in tributaries draining homestead subdivision developments. Which anyone could have predicted just by using logic: miles and miles of unpaved dirt roads servicing homestead parcels, each one being pounded daily by traffic and each one channeling water runoff into the creeks plugging up deep spawning grounds with silt.

I was just about the only one bringing this problem to the community's attention for years and I got what you are still trying to do for my good deed; endless slander for my efforts and of course, Judy's type of shunning any environmental or community information she can't spin into a weapon against her political opponents and critics like me who she especially goes out of her way to stop any news of my organizing work. You may applaud fellow Prog political gangster Judy but you know, when egotistical editors get it into their heads they can play God with community news, they will be eventually taken down and replaced by people with better ethics.

Lookit, Moss, I've dealt with too many people on forums and blogs who just cannot ever receive criticism and will endlessly try to defend their actions as you are doing. You didn't play fair with your reporting of eco-damage and I called you on it. Own up and move on.

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Posted by Stephen1 on 03/30/2014 at 3:36 PM

Re: “I'm Still Worried

Judy is wise to ignore you.

You are compelled to lie that I brought up "timber wars", and now you are claiming that "we are talking about the 1987 period". No "WE" are not. YOU are, and you have to lie to retain your obsessed political agenda focused on Timber Wars, Julia Butterfly and Luna.

This is an ugly and pointless manipulation.

As I pointed out earlier, we seem to be in agreement on hypocritical rural "environmentalists". Back when HumCPR was rallying their troops, 1,000 mostly rural residents packed CR's auditorium for a Humboldt County Planning Commission meeting and many stood up to claim they practice "low-impact lifestyles", however, NOT ONE testified in favor of codifying low-impact lifestyles.

You claim: "I would stake Humboldt County's watershed's health on any comparison". The fact is that there aren't any! There are no water-capacity studies and the science has been here for decades. There are state regulations regarding wells but in Humboldt County water remains a "Gold Rush" that you can harvest for the price of a pump and hose. This county can barely regulate the irresponsible developments taking place a few miles from their offices.

Forty years ago as a student at HSU I frequented the tributaries between Korbel and Maple Creek. They were teeming with abundant crayfish, amphibians, blue tail skinks, eels, and clams. Otters would zip-by feasting on them at about the same time every afternoon. I've returned periodically to find these streams nearly devoid of life. There are only a few homesteads in this huge region that has been heavily logged. If it hadn't been logged I suspect the bio-diversity might have continued another hundred years before the SAME HABITAT LOSS would have occurred from housing development.

Again, both the timber and development industries are equally bred of irresponsible and publicly subsidized greed with similar impacts on resources and the environment, and both remain insufficiently regulated due to their political dominance.

Posted by Alan Moss on 03/28/2014 at 10:46 PM

Re: “I'm Still Worried

Hot debate going on this topic, folks, so Judy has to take it down, her own "I'm still worried" editorial off the front page NCJ links now, lest more political damage be done to enviro and Progressive rural legends.

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Posted by Stephen1 on 03/28/2014 at 7:00 PM

Re: “The Big Chill

Mark Sailors,
I understand your skepticism.
But I find skepticism so debilitating and I hate being a victim, so I just try to do what I can where I can...
By the way, I used your photo in…

Posted by janelle1 on 03/28/2014 at 6:11 PM

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