I feel sooo secure now knowing Trachtenberg and (hidden) partner identity fraud Richard Salzman are counting our Humboldt County votes. It's so reassuring to see how a fellow Progressive political activist managed to round up 21 votes to win over her political political opponent.
Thanks for offering the candid reality that no one dares to utter in Sacramento or D.C.: The potential electorate is abandoned because they are not trusted. Why would anyone want an abused and angry dog off its leash? Will there be an FDR, or a dictator that finally throws them a bone? First come first serve?
The question is not "if we could inspire more people" but why a local or national effort is never made.
It's never been done in Humboldt County, so we are forced to wonder what would happen if canvassers no longer had to skip 5-10 homes to find the next Dem/Grn/Ind voter? For example, what if volunteers took the trouble and demonstrated the interest in educating each unregistered household on Cheryl Seidner's actual leadership credentials and 27 years of public service ensuring that underprivileged kids get a college education?
The next lost opportunity in this unbroken legacy will be Eureka's popular Fair Wage Initiative that registered more voters with a tiny handful of volunteers than the HCDCC has registered in years. Is the HCDCC or the Greens gearing up to educate and register non-voting households on this fundamental democratic issue?
We can continue to bitch about the unwashed masses, or we can decide to pass the soap.
I too use to think that more people should vote, but I've come to realize that most non-voters are so entirely uninformed that we may better off with them not voting!
IF we could inspire more people to have the intellectual curiosity to want to know something more about the issues we face as a society and to not assume that any one media sources is giving them both sides of every story, then I would be pleased to have those folks vote.
Great, another neatly written election piece that can join virtually all the others in omitting the overwhelming context of this story: only about 30% of eligible voters are participating.
Congratulations on the award.
It appears that Keven Collins is much more than a "commercial fisherman", not that anyone around here needs any inspiration, 70% aren't even noteworthy!
I'd find it interesting if the people who are "disliking" some of the comments here would provide us with their point-of-view. Seriously... what is it about my comments and the other comments that you dislike?
After having attending both employee meetings, as well as the public forum today, I can say that the staff of Redwood Memorial Hospital, the Physicians, and the public have done a great service to the community by speaking out! Thank you everyone!
Still, I'm left with the feeling that the Board will decide to downsize OBGYN services here at RMH, or strip it out altogether and move it up to Eureka. I hope Humboldt County keeps the pressure, the heat, on the Board, but I also hope we can come up with some viable alternatives.
The shortage of Physicians, shortage of Lab Technicians(I work in the lab at RMH), and others is an issue that needs addressing by all of us.
I say let Jack Anderson and other community members take the recruitment reigns for Redwood Memorial Hospital. Let the folks invested in St. Joseph Hospital take the reigns for recruitment up there. Let's see some local action taken place because it's obvious that what the St. Joseph Health System has been up to so far has been ineffective.
I understand the difficulties recruiting new, young, doctors here as well as other medical professionals, but I cannot accept there are "0" doctors interested in working here out of all the graduates at all of the med schools.
How terribly unfortunate that the St Joseph perinatal department is having their staff meeting at the same exact time as the public meeting is being held. Just so the public knows, the staff meeting was planned well before the Fortuna meeting. It's a real shame that the Powers that Be did not take this into account when scheduling the community forum so that concerned providers would be free to participate in both meetings. Whoops!
where can you take classes locally?
I know I went on the other day about Redwood Memorial Hospital and the St Joseph Health System, but our system has such a large share of the health care business here in Humboldt that what's going on in this county is directly related to the politics of the St Joseph Health System.
Mad River Hospital is important also and I know several people who work there. We need the focus to be on a balanced plan and cooperation between all players so that the people of Humboldt County and our visitors can have good medical care. I don't see that happening currently, but I do hope this current issue stimulates people to take a harder look at what's going on here.
If you can, please make it to the public meeting at the RiverLodge in Fortuna, Thursday December 5, at noon. Screwy time for sure, but I do hope folks will attend en masse!
I'll be there up until the time I go to work at 1500.
Dr. Nevill is also leaving soon
Since when is being on call 24 hours a day 6 days a week considered 3/4 time!! Sounds like a full time job to me!
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vol XXIV issue 49
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