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Re: “No Silver Lining


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Posted by KenMalcomson on 03/26/2015 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Stabbing Prompts Knife Sale

I'd day that's grounds to boycott Bayshore Mall.

Posted by Fred Mangels on 03/26/2015 at 8:39 AM

Re: “Stabbing Prompts Knife Sale is a great webstore to buy a knife. I have always used them to purchase all my cutlery needs.

Posted by Josh Terryah on 03/25/2015 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Stabbing Prompts Knife Sale

Long blades bad - short blades good - Hmm

Posted by Dwain1 on 03/24/2015 at 7:30 PM

Re: “Stabbing Prompts Knife Sale

Ah, the agenda of the Journal continues. No wonder it's free.

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Posted by Otis Driftwood on 03/24/2015 at 6:38 PM

Re: “Sheriff's Office, Grand Jury Butt Heads over Jail Release Transportation

“In any case in which a person is arrested and released without trial or in which a person is arrested, tried, and acquitted, if such person is indigent and is released or acquitted at a place to which he has been transported...the arresting agency shall, at his request, return or provide for return of such person to the place of his arrest.”

In cases where an indigent person is guilty of a crime, serves their time, and is released, the county of Humboldt ensures that the punishment continues by releasing "rehabilitated" inmates into Eureka in the middle of the night without adequate funds or transportation.

Little wonder recidivism rates are so high.

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Posted by Barry Gates on 03/20/2015 at 10:19 PM

Re: “Sheriff's Office, Grand Jury Butt Heads over Jail Release Transportation

dammit!!! just tell the people what they are entitled to........what is so hard about doing that?

i was hoping things had improved in Humboldt County but officials still sidestep the obvious issues and make life miserable for those caught in their web.

I had hoped for more from Mike Downey.

christine c. stone

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Posted by Chris Stone on 03/20/2015 at 9:17 PM

Re: “Following the Money: Humboldt Dems Pumped $130K into Far-Flung Races

This story provides one good reason why nearly every elected and appointed office in Humboldt County is dominated by republicans and right-wing "democrats". That's the kind of money it takes to get rid of a developer lap-dog like Bass, Bohn, Sunderg and Fennell.

Or, they could use a portion of it to organize this county's first voter registration canvass.

It expensive to win elections when you don't trust potential voters enough to reach out to register them.

Posted by Barry Gates on 03/20/2015 at 12:22 AM

Re: “Montana Man Drowns Saving Son in Shelter Cove

This is a tragedy, and I am surprised that drowning do happen more often along Humboldt's treaceherous coast. The North and South Jettys at the Humboldt Bay entrance are particularly hazardous. Slippery algae grows where people walk and waves frequently wash over the jettys. I came close to being washed off the North Jetty the first time I was there and did not know of the danger. I would like to see better signage warning people to not walk out there during high tide or high seas.

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Posted by Matt Horns on 03/19/2015 at 7:22 PM

Re: “Following the Money: Humboldt Dems Pumped $130K into Far-Flung Races

This is democracy/republic lower case!!!!Follow the money!!!!
Did we vote that law--do WE care???

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Posted by jean doran1 on 03/19/2015 at 11:28 AM

Re: “County Mental Health Crisis Reprieve Expected

They should fire management first and then once there is an interim appointed, then that person should take up the staffing issue.

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Posted by Another Bob1 on 03/14/2015 at 5:54 PM

Re: “Six Rivers Planned Parenthood is "The Worst"

I just read this article, and although it's 2 years old, I felt inclined to comment. The very first sentence indicated it would be slanted. I should have stopped there.

I was one of the participants in the peaceful prayer vigil - yes, peaceful and prayer. There was no "human prayer shield camped out in front" of Planned Parenthood. From where we pray, we can't even see the building much less block people from entering. We are on the corner of the access road, on the public sidewalk. The only interaction we had with people was when they stopped to talk, either to encourage or dissuade. Even those who disagreed with us stopped and said they appreciated us exercising our First Amendment rights.

With regards to praying to end abortion. Everyone prays differently but it doesn't necessarily mean we are praying for abortion to become illegal. Having had an abortion, I understand the deep emotion of that decision. No one WANTS to have an abortion. Of the many women I have spoken with, the ideal would have been to turn back the clock and not get pregnant in the first place. Unfortunately, that is not one of the choices.

My prayer has been that women who are not wanting to parent would not get pregnant in the first place. Whether that is because they are using reliable birth control or they are making choices to protect and value their virtue as the treasure that it is. I've also prayed that men would honor and protect the women in their lives and not use them for their own cravings without being in a committed relationship.

The other thing I have prayed about is that people would recognize adoption as a noble choice in which a woman, not wanting to parent, can offer her child as a priceless gift to another couple or family wanting to grow their family through adoption. Yes, it would require self-sacrifice and courage but it can be one of the most rewarding choices. We always feel more empowered when we can take a bad situation and turn it into a good one.

I also pray that society would re-think abortion. In light of the technology of ultrasound, we can no longer claim this little human life as just being a "blob of tissue," as it was explained to me those many years ago. I meet women regularly who regret their abortions, more so after they begin having children and realize the impact it had on their lives. Many were coerced and didn't feel they even had a choice. Women deserve better than abortion.

Posted by Cinnamon Girl on 03/13/2015 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Homey, No!

Literate people can use slang, as well as idiots. :) I believe I got my point across.

Posted by Jessica Grant on 03/12/2015 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Homey, No!

I always knew that guy would come to a bad end.

Posted by Growley Tracy on 03/12/2015 at 7:06 AM

Re: “UPDATED: Supes Consider Post-Consolidation Pay Bump for Sheriff

Thank you for this story.

Most working families today are two adults earning minimum wage at about $15,000 each without benefits. After a lifelong of work their only "spike" will be zero savings.

Home health care workers had to fight months for $1.00/hr. over minimum wage, phased-in over years.

Humboldt County residents should be outraged and their supervisors booted.

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Posted by Barry Gates on 03/11/2015 at 9:11 PM

Re: “Homey, No!

If you're going to wag your finger at others for insufficient levels of decorum, you might not want to use phrases like " Fo real," and "super duper not classy."

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Posted by Joel Mielke on 03/11/2015 at 9:04 PM

Re: “Homey, No!

Ms. Grant-
Really sorry if this post appeared to be related to the one describing the discovery of human remains that we put up Monday. It was in no way intended as such and we regret if we inadvertently caused anyone pain or offense.
Thadeus Greenson
News Editor

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Posted by Thadeus Greenson on 03/11/2015 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Homey, No!

Guys.... I see how you might think this is humorous considering a scull was just found in a similar manner (photo angles atleast) but.... Fo real..... That scull belonged to someone who lost their life. Who's family may never know what happened, or has been searching for them. Super duper not classy....I'm all about laughs but dudes.... Not this time.

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Posted by Jessica Grant on 03/11/2015 at 3:55 PM

Re: “UPDATED: Skull Found on Eel River

Caucasoid skull, not from native american burial site, as I have heard postulated.

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Posted by Jim Baker on 03/11/2015 at 11:35 AM

Re: “County Mental Health Crisis Reprieve Expected

Is it really a "reprieve" when the taxpayers are, once again, taking it in the shorts?

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Posted by Terry L. Clark on 03/09/2015 at 5:52 PM

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