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Re: “An American Genocide

This made me cry. I am a white woman and I am so ashamed and outraged at the actions perpetrated upon the Indians in this Country. My own father was a child molestor so I can relate to slavery and torture. This is massive however and pains my heart so much. I have always felt a great Spiritual Connection and Great Respect for The Natives of this Country we call the United States of America! America is stolen a cost for those Native that can Never be Corrected! My Heart goes out to those who have survived yet, must live with the memories and loss of their homeland and ancestors. So horrific...I am only cetain that the truth must be known as the writer of this article is finally exposing the truth of such horrific past factual genocidal history... must be made known!!!

Cynthia Boullet

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Posted by Cynthia Boullet on 10/27/2016 at 10:43 PM

Re: “An American Genocide

My Great Great Grandmother was Ellen Sutherland. She was a Coastal Wailaki (Sinkyone). Her family was massacred at Needle Rock, north of Usal State Beach. She survived because she was stolen as a child and sold as a slave. Her sister Sally Bell was one of only a few survivors of the massacre at Needle Rock. I am here because my Great Great Grandmother was stolen and sold as a slave. Sally Bells ancestors are here because she hid in a redwood stump. These are the stories I learned as a child, and now I tell my own children. I am lucky to be here. My story isn't unusual for California Indians.

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Posted by nicoleallene on 10/27/2016 at 5:06 PM

Re: “An American Genocide

just leaving a great grandmother... my mom's gramma was a survivor from a Mattole massacre..........who was raise - enslaved until a teen and released to go free with a baby mom is an enrolled member of the Bear River Tribe... yes Lincoln set the blacks free but Native's were not... branding on the inside of the mouth... well we read (my mom and I) read the article today...and wow...and right now the police at Standing Rock in North Dakota is like a moment from the article arresting and shooting is happening and the people are unarmed........protesting in peaceful way...10/27/16

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Posted by Anita Bussell on 10/27/2016 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Prove Them Wrong

And where are the statistic coming from regarding how many from the containers have been housed? There have been conflicting reports in the community that those stats of 40+% are from numerous agencies, not Betty's containers. Again, not Betty's fault but the community's for leaving so much to one person. We don't need another hero we need systemic consistent non denominational, transparent systems of support - in addition to Betty's amazing work.

Posted by Memy Selfeni on 10/26/2016 at 2:40 PM

Re: “Prove Them Wrong

As usual in American culture we not only blame individuals too readily for their afflictions, we also leave it to individuals to do the work of a community. Betty, like any human, has her preferences and weaknesses and those have a dramatic impact on the people in need but should not. If Betty likes you, if you are male, whatever - then you have some help BUT if she isn't in the right mood that day or you are not her cup of tea then you are shut off from resources - that is not the foundation of an healthy community, it is a dictatorship no matter often a benevolent one.

Posted by Memy Selfeni on 10/26/2016 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Prove Them Wrong

Betty has done great work AND it is not healthy to have one person deciding the fate of so many vulnerable and needy people.

Posted by Memy Selfeni on 10/26/2016 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Prove Them Wrong

it is a blessing, indeed. homelessness is like a curse word, don't accept it, don't consider it a play thing. it goes against what god has for you. god would not have us, any of us in a homeless condition. don't accept the word, homeless or homelessness, they are are anti christian words that are unacceptable. birds have nests, foxes have holes and it is god's wish that man be at home, his home.

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Posted by Estella Davis on 10/25/2016 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Unopposed

Deborah Ann Jacobson, correct spelling. Please take note.... Misspelled in the Article.

Posted by Beckie Thornton on 10/22/2016 at 7:37 AM

Re: “McKinleyville Man Abducted in Niger

I will pray for Jeff Woodke.

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Posted by Carol Weaver on 10/21/2016 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Prepare for Impact

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Posted by Brittany Doggies on 10/21/2016 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Closed

Good work, John.. An excellent article, well researched, attracted a troll right away..

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Posted by Benjie on 10/21/2016 at 6:42 AM

Re: “Closed

Man what a "downer" of an opinion. I can't believe all is lost and I won't stop trying as long as I'm physically able to help contribute something to my community. Flat roof buildings are a challenge to maintain. The houses and apartment buildings in other cities have successfully achieved their construction for hundreds of years. But they do need constant attention more than conventional roofing. The Vet building isn't beyond repair at this point. I hope it can be reborn as a tribute to our veterans and a continuing center for our community.

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Posted by Louis Iglesias on 10/20/2016 at 8:10 AM

Re: “McKinleyville Man Abducted in Niger

I will pray for Jeffrey and share this horrible news so others can also pray for him.

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Posted by Gloria Picchetti on 10/20/2016 at 6:56 AM

Re: “Closed

I am sad to see another unintelligible rant from the chronically depressed, sick and stoned correspondent chronicling the mournful, sad decay in Goobsterdam. Right up the street from the disgusting veteran's hall, which should have been torn down decades ago, is the reprehensible Jerold Phelps Hospital-like structure, which should be closed and have an orange fence erected around it!
Goobsterdam is nothing more than a dead town inhabited by pot farmers, and operated by the remaining businessmen who moved out long ago. This little burg has nothing, is nothing, and probably will never recover. Even Cedarville and Portola and Hoopa have better medical facilities! Goobsterdam has had nothing new built in the last 50 years, with the possible exception of the Motels-which have become drug supermarkets and where no thinking person would stay...
The funniest part is that Goobsterdam is always whining about needing help! The folks in this town hate outsiders vehemently, and Goobstedam is one of the most provincial, xenophobic, paranoid and hostile places I have ever been. If it wasn't so crazy there, I would call it a small hole containing extreme conservatism. They paint themselves as hippies but they are really Republicans! All the folks there want is for you to come and spend some money (CASH ONLY!) and then leave.
John, your essay says to me "burn down the Veteran's Hall and Humboldt County will have to build us a new one". This is a dangerous viewpoint, but typical of the thinking of the disabled pot growers in Humboldt County.
Come to think of it, Garberville is a less than attractive nuisance, and the whole place should just have the orange-fence treatment that it is famous for.

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Posted by Taurus Balzhoff on 10/20/2016 at 6:49 AM

Re: “Unopposed

"Eureka's ....board (council) majority continuously shift(s) from one side to the other." (Kimberly Wear).

NOT TRUE Kimberly!

Can you recall the last time there was a majority of candidates that won without the support of the usual development industry donors? Atkins, Bergel and Arroyo are the first majority I've seen in 40 years and it's probably been much longer.

There's plenty of caring and intelligent adults that would run if we had public financed elections for seats that paid meaningful compensation.

Posted by Ted Nissan on 10/17/2016 at 12:25 AM

Re: “The Case of the Missing $5 Million

OMG. This is terrible and was so difficult to read. There is so much wrong here that it is way over the top of wrong. There must be SOMETHING that can be done to ensure the safety of these precious people who need care. Mr. Shlomo Rechnitz needs to answer for what has happened. This is not right.

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Posted by Mona McWhorter on 10/16/2016 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Grave Matters

Informative comments . I learned a lot from the insight ! Does someone know where I can get a sample CA Form CCP 1954 example to work with ?

Posted by Moises Williams on 10/15/2016 at 7:35 PM

Re: “The Case of the Missing $5 Million

Hats off to Linda Stansberry for this very interesting article and thank you Journal for printing it. We need to know!

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Posted by Joan Ottoson Woodcock on 10/15/2016 at 10:17 AM

Re: “The Other Side of the River

Law enforcement doesn't go out there? Im not sure if I can think of a spot law enforcement frequents more... between the pot growing, idiotic family feuding that results in leos having to intervene to save your family members lifes, your family's contributing to the delinquency of minors by supplying them with substances while unsupervised, your family affairs of duis, so in general next time before you feel like ranting or feeling superior perhaps you should take a honest look at your self and your "family" as you cost tax payers more than you have ever contributed

Posted by Citizen on 10/14/2016 at 10:23 PM

Re: “The Case of the Missing $5 Million

Marilyn, lets not forget that both Chesbro and Berg are now retired and writing this as concerned community members.
Woods and McGuire's lawns may be fair game but they are already hard at work and fully on board. I would suggest that it is the Reps in LA where Mr. Rechnitz lives who could offer them the most insight into what this billionaire will and will not respond to.
I'd rather protest directly in front of Mr. Rechnitz house, at the Shlomo & Tamar Rechnitz Charitable Foundation offices, at the Chabad of California’s headquarters in Westwood, as Torath Emeth or The Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation where he is the first Chairman of the Board.
This is where you can shame the man, where he lives and at the facilities that is most proud of, and where he claims to be charitable. If you can demonstrate his hypocrisy to those whose opinion he values, then we might get somewhere.

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Posted by Richard Salzman on 10/13/2016 at 9:27 PM

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