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Re: “It's Not Your Fault

I question the "inner robot" premise. I believe that some of the articles have suggested that while it takes the mind half a second to process the incoming data, the mind is not waiting around to interpret and respond, but is in fact “predicting” based upon what came in a half second ago and stored information about what is likely to happen within the next half second. If you’re mind is synthesizing a response based upon a prediction then it is simultaneous with regard to the perceived moment even if the prediction is flawed. And it seems that there are few occurrences which could take place within that half second which would dramatically change the prediction. If so, there is no need for an “inner robot.”

Posted by Eric Kirk1 on 04/22/2016 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Drug Mules and Dogs

Don't worry: after legalization, all the grows will be in places like Merced and Fresno. Maybe you can raise honeybees?

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Posted by Andi Robertson on 03/17/2016 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Cross over Bridgeville

Funny; that I never received any messages from you LINDA, Maybe you conveniently forgot to call?? Huh??? I'm still waiting :) Or maybe lies are just your style of reporting? someone tells you something and then you just run with it? Well how's that working out for you? You little lazy liar!

Elizabeth Lapple

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Posted by Joann9999 on 03/12/2016 at 8:14 PM

Re: “My Friend Antonio

Having no former knowledge of Seaview I just happened upon this piece sort of like rounding a bend on a hike and suddenly coming upon something surprising, important and beautiful that is just the thing to stir you in a way you needed stirring. No one wants to think of their loved ones dying alone but I'll guess most of us don't think about it that often. If we do think about it, it might not register in the deep way that it does for those who have experienced it, as is so with many things. Many of us get tossed about in the sea of life en route to seeking a better tomorrow. When we do we may lose touch with our loved ones, our families our friends, and so we hope to find human connection and community wherever we land. Thank you for making this connection, raising awareness and stirring hope.
I meant to tap "like" on Michael Fratkin's comments. The shading on my screen makes it appear as though I tapped dislike. Apologies if that's what shows- it's not intentional.

Posted by wimsicle on 03/01/2016 at 11:17 AM

Re: “My Friend Antonio

THESE so called care facilities received from medicare around 5000 pet month per resident. We looked into it. We had to pay out if pocket if my mom was to stay around 6000. This did not include medicine. It is outrageous how they treat the elderly. My mother did not go into one of these homes. We took care of her. My two sister's my nieces , my daughter's. It took ie. She had to stay in one temporarily due to the hospitals releasing patients that really should mot be released. Some of the staff was great. The Dr was another story. I think that author of this article is just as upset like I was . No one listens. I reported the hospital , the Dr, when my mother was there due to her not receiving all her meds. I asked to see her medical sheet to see when they had given her her medication .But they failed to have it I didn't even realize that they Stopped my mother's medication, my mother was the one that told me. she was on Prozac For years and failed to give that to her. THE doctor failed to order it. I filled out a formal complaint with Medicare they did research which took them six months and their answer to me was well he didn't stop all that her medication. I think the public needs to see what really goes on in these homes who knows it may be you next.

one last note I was told by the doctor then my mother fail to thrive that's how they categorize someone who is bedridden elderly where has a chronic illness that doesn't get better now I'm not saying all doctors but a lot of doctors in these facilities don't really care. I was even told by the person who took and reviewed my complaint with Medicare it happens more the Not. and she also told me everyone whether you're in a regular hospital or one of these care facilities needs an advocate somebody to stand up for you in the with the hospital staff and doctors.

Posted by antiquedi on 02/29/2016 at 12:14 PM

Re: “My Friend Antonio

While I know medi-cal does not pay much for caring for these skilled patients. I know the money the facilities receive is to pay for everything including burial arrangements and notification if the person has not done so themselves. Sadly there usually isn't enough money at the end of the month for such niceties. Medi-cal should take some of the responsibility also!

Posted by Ida Rousey on 02/29/2016 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Disquiet on the Mobile Home Front

this cowardly anonymous idiot once again tries to stay off-topic in a desperate attempt to smear those in our community who would step forward to protect affordable housing from people like him-- owner/manager of a mobile home park where rents are skyrocketing, fraud is rampant, even blackmail; threatening to evict people if they don't pay up to $500. for a month of electrical service when they only used about $30. worth.

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Posted by Hilary Mosher on 02/28/2016 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Disquiet on the Mobile Home Front

Hilary's latest local initiative adventure includes a ballot initiative co-sponsored by a person who appears to be, shall we say, controversial. Google the name Richard Walter Motherwell along with the word Eureka. Not sure why anyone hasn't asked her about it. And what about the duct tape incident?…

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Posted by pantsonfire on 02/28/2016 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Thirst

Just another step to Corporatization of organic medicinal treatments. Big Business can't stand for the little man to pay rents. Health Care lobbyists are afraid of the amount of cannabis users that never take a SINGLE PILL again, and lawmakers are wanted to cash in on their county's #1 cash crop.

Posted by Andrew Stephens on 02/28/2016 at 9:46 AM

Re: “The Dignity of Tiny

Thank you for this...I couldn't agree more. I did notice an application for Measure Z monies for a Sanctuary Village....I hope it is approved as a good first step. We need many.

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Posted by Tamara Jenkinson on 02/26/2016 at 12:40 AM

Re: “Grangers, the Time is Now

Thanks, Ellen. Good words! I am a member of the Mad River Grange. It's been baffling to know how to deal with the warring factions. You make a great case for sticking with the historical Grange as the way to move national policy toward the traditional values of the Grange.

Posted by jschirle on 02/24/2016 at 10:00 PM

Re: “It's All About Us

Yes, the whole Titus family is to be admired. And YES Caroline is my personal hero as well. How many women in a small town would be able to stand up with all these relentless and untrue accusations going on and on. Let's all hope at least one fair board member realizes they need new members who are educated and want to to the right thing by the people of Ferndale and the whole of Humboldt county who love the fair and the horse races.

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Posted by Pamela Wagner on 02/11/2016 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Re-legalize it

"Cannabis should be available to citizens like beer, wine and whiskey."

Yeah, but it doesn't need to be seen as a source of revenue via taxes, although I suppose that's inevitable. People should simply be able to eat, drink and smoke what they chose without government interference.

Posted by Fred Mangels on 02/11/2016 at 8:41 AM

Re: “My Friend Antonio

I believe this is a sad commentary, as these things seem to happen more often than we would like. However, it also begs the question- if this man was your "friend", Why did he die " lonely and despondent"? Where are the family and friends that should be visiting? It sounds to me like you expected Seaview to take over that responsibility. I'm not defending that place or the people who run it, but a lot of families institutionalize their elders, then expect the institution to behave as something other than an institution. I'm sorry about the death of your friend, but maybe your tribute and your goodbye would have served him better if you had done it in person, instead of in print...

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Posted by Janice H on 02/11/2016 at 6:53 AM

Re: “My Friend Antonio

I don't know if it's all Seaview's fault if someone dies alone and despondent. Plenty of local seniors are in skilled nursing facilities and their own families fail to assist them, visit them, advocate for them.

The sleaze ball that owns these facilities is a real piece of work. This article keeps this issue in the news. Thanks.

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Posted by Tall Trees on 02/09/2016 at 11:56 AM

Re: “My Friend Antonio

Beautiful tribute to Antonio and all the many forgotten ones. Thank you.

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Posted by Michael Fratkin on 02/08/2016 at 12:42 PM

Re: “It's All About Us

"Many journalists cozy up to the government officials they cover."

Marcy must have Arcata in mind with this chilling and spot-on statement.

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Posted by Charles Douglas on 02/07/2016 at 7:31 PM

Re: “It's All About Us

Great article long live the Free Press!

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Posted by Ken Torbert on 02/06/2016 at 12:50 PM

Re: “It's All About Us

For several years I was a contributor for The Ferndale Enterprise for the Loleta area. A decade prior to that I gave music lessons to the Titus daughters. I have great respect for Caroline. I especially admire her willingness to not to be afraid of the naysayers and defend the right to free speech. Thank you, Caroline.

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Posted by Carol Ann Conners on 02/05/2016 at 1:55 PM

Re: “My Friend Antonio

What is with this guys obsession with Seaview?

The authors energies are misplaced.

I would hope that he would attempt to inspire volunteers. His latest two articles do not inspire anything but misplaced outrage.

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Posted by ghosthum on 02/05/2016 at 12:31 AM

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