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Re: “Sometimes Voters Just Sit a Race Out

No Kim, this header should read:


Like obedient cogs dutifully protecting the multi-billion dollar stream of election ad-revenue, you will not find one mainstream "journalist" with the courage to question the legitimacy of U.S. elections that have the lowest turnout in the industrialized world.

Instead, readers are consistently mislead by countless articles like this one, always calculating election turnout by the number of registered voters and not the overwhelming majority of "POTENTIAL VOTERS", IE, the 80% that did not vote in the presidential primaries!

Reporting under-votes by the minority of participants is an irrelevant distraction.

Yes, 72% of registered voters cast their ballots last November, however, 70% of potential voters have been abstaining in local and national elections since the early 1970's!

Even a 10 year old can quickly look up voting age populations to compare to their community's voter turn-out.

Would reporting the greater reality and alerting the public help address this catastrophe?

Of course, but finding "journalism" that reports in the public interest requires a subscription to distant publications and media like "Democracy Now".

Posted by Michael Crabb on 12/03/2016 at 6:01 PM

Re: “There Will Be Trolls

Troll on, because fuck the internet. Who's teaching kids to invest their lives in virtual reality?

Posted by When did you start to care? on 12/03/2016 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Ferndale Cowboy in National Rodeo Finals Tonight

Mexicans should boycott Las Vegas. Please watch this video:

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Posted by Randy Janssen on 12/02/2016 at 3:23 AM

Re: “Ferndale Cowboy in National Rodeo Finals Tonight

Poor research on this story. Who is Bill Bugenig? Never met him... Billy or "B" on the other hand... I'll quote the article: "This process should be accomplished within three seconds." Really? My understanding is that the arena record is 3.0 seconds. So, ONE person in history has accomplished it in equal to three seconds. Get your facts straight, talk to some people who know "Bill", talk to some people who know the sport, be a journalist.

Posted by Kent Campbell on 12/01/2016 at 11:06 PM

Re: “There Will Be Trolls

The people who edit trolls are probably the very same people who would consider any comment made by the entire voting block of Trump a troll. Roughly HALF of the US population vituperitvely dissagree with each other. Shutting down the voice of half the population because the left leaning media doesn't like it is only going to leave more surprises to unravel. Gird up your loins (pull up your big girl panties) and quit getting feelings hurt! Bring on the comments!

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Posted by John Nelson on 12/01/2016 at 8:55 AM

Re: “The Blight Fight

Mr. Slattery is destined for greatness.

Posted by Michael James Slattery on 12/01/2016 at 8:22 AM

Re: “There Will Be Trolls

I suppose someone should comment on this story, so here it is!

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Posted by Fred Mangels on 12/01/2016 at 8:02 AM

Re: “Flash Fiction 2016

What a treat!

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Re: “HumBug: I Gotta Get Out More

Where are ticks in Humboldt co. If I stay away from my yard bushes, am I ok? I don't go walking in woods or grassy areas, just street, neighborhood.

Posted by Sherry Hull on 11/29/2016 at 3:48 AM

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Posted by Isaac Robinson on 11/27/2016 at 10:26 PM

Re: “Former McKinleyville High School Wrestler Dies in Highway Accident

Your family is in our thoughts, hearts and prayers. Your family has ALWAYS been loved by our Mack High Panthers and by our Mckinleyville community. We are so terribly sorry for your loss. God Bless you all, today and always. Love another Panther parent

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Posted by Sonya Rose on 11/27/2016 at 1:55 AM

Re: “Flash Fiction 2016

I'd love to read the other 103 entries. These were wonderful.

Posted by cgotter on 11/26/2016 at 7:37 PM

Re: “G Street Squat


In Eureka, it's the blind leading the blind...A chain of bigoted fools.

Decades of developer/speculator control of local government has insured that the tools that get affordable and SRO housing constructed never see the light of day.

The solution is the same for homelessness.

It's cheaper to build tiny apartment complexes for the low-income and the homeless than to have $150/hour police, fire, emergency-room personnel, mental health professionals, drug rehab facilities, jail and juvenile hall to inefficiently and ineffectively micromanage destitute individuals and families. It's idiotic to chase them from one disastrous tenement, makeshift camp, or sidewalk, to another.

Put a Gorilla in a poorly maintained cage and the zoo-keepers get feces thrown at them.

Posted by Carol Jones on 11/26/2016 at 6:13 PM

Re: “Three Years On, The Edge Tries to Stay Sharp

During the last Depression, officials in every profession were pressured to stifle compelling reports of human suffering. Public dissent was repressed and many Americans escaping the Dust Bowl were stopped from entering California by the Highway Patrol.

Despite Humboldt County's five newspapers, none bothered to report how many local families are still being bankrupted and foreclosed in record numbers since the 2008 collapse, the largest collapse since the 1930's. According to an article in the "Humboldt Edge", not one local journalist has reported on this county's "Trends Report" documenting horrific statistics in every measurable human condition.

The written word remains powerful and powerful forces remain allied against it.

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Posted by Carol Jones on 11/25/2016 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Eureka City Council Receives Plaque, Rejects Cannabis Urgency Ordinance

The city is wanting to get the money. They don't want to spend money on people ESP w issues nor on tax paying citizens either nor for the security of those tax paying citizens nor for the availability of more affordable housing for those tax paying citizens

How would u like to see your additional tax money spent

Humboldt needs a 24/7 residential mental institution

Then when the word gets out on their free government phones that their is a mental institution in Eureka, the people w issues will move to another town that does not have a mental institution

Of course that won't be happening. Instead u eill have various outdoor camping sites or container sites or whatever. Then the rest of the day the people w issues are free to harass the general public ....

I haved recently moved and am now living in an area where I have yet to see people with issues for 2 1/2 months.

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Re: “Eureka Rotary Members Donated 110 Turkeys to Rescue Mission

Meanwhile in 2015 "Readers also liked..."…

what happened to that?

Posted by Noyb on 11/25/2016 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Eureka Rotary Members Donated 110 Turkeys to Rescue Mission

Sweet little holiday burb AND ZERO winter shelters ANYWHERE, Arcata house full with long waiting list. Religious teachings at Rescue Mission hellish for many.

And for those with dogs (who have cared for them long-term) nothing. People lament the full animal shelters yet instead of helping people KEEP their dog the general public majoirty CHOOSES to have dogs caged indefinitely in cramped over-full shelters or disappear into some "Non-profit" whose owners make a salary (aka PROFIT) on charging to take in the pets of others and on charity of donations yet homeless get no charity, not enough to survive and heal (putting down the dogs would be kinder). Meanwhile the "Charitable" get praised. It is the homeless who are enduring hell who deserve some amazement for not having killed themselves yet...though many have and it goes entirely unreported as the housed sleep warm in their beds after dinner and tv. Unscrupulous growers want to adopt dogs to let them run loose and protect their property, but they can pay rent so they are winners!
Meanwhile, the homeless after turkey will have to do drugs or drink to try and withstand the agony of homelessness. So much food in this county it goes to waist and waste. No housing though nor mental health place for long-term recovery. At least they will have a full belly when they get sick and die in the wet and cold and unsheltered while turkey donators pat themselves on the back.

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Posted by Noyb on 11/25/2016 at 11:15 AM

Re: “Appeals Court Reinstates Lawsuit in Fatal Fortuna Police Shooting

We pay police plenty to act professionally.

Unfortunately, a horrible economy has seen a flood of police cadets that are terrified and poorly trained but will do whatever it takes to support their family with one of the best retirement packages in the nation for public employees.

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Posted by Carol Jones on 11/24/2016 at 7:59 PM

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