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Re: “Follow the Money

The largest part of increasing government expenditures is public employee health and pension costs.

Posted by Fred Mangels on 09/11/2014 at 7:07 AM

Re: “The Blue Cross Blues

How simple minded we must be to allow our elected officials to create a medical plan that is "good enough for the american citizen!" Yet they refuse to be part of it and have their own plan. Enough is enough! It should be a mandate that they participate and allow no other palns. Also there should be no pension or benefits granted to any elected official after they are out of office. This was supposed to be a "public service" not a career field.

Posted by Kurt Rodacker on 09/09/2014 at 4:27 AM

Re: “Schooling

Brilliant, articulate letter. Thank you, Ms. Draper.

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Posted by Sylvia De Rooy on 09/04/2014 at 9:40 AM

Re: “Weed Disagree

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Posted by Eric Morgan on 08/23/2014 at 6:12 PM

Re: “A Magical Game

So glad Angela has had a similar experience with Magic as thousands of other young players! The community and development opportunities are endless. Also lad our local stores are calling yellow journalism out for what it is. The article referenced had an obvious soap-box element that doesn't belong in the Journal, the Magic community, or even Hunboldt!

Posted by Jeremy Stebbins on 08/21/2014 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Now, About Elk River

Jerry, I think it's past time to blockade with our bodies. HRC not only won't listen to the residents but they are, in addition, the ones getting support from public agencies instead of the Elk River residents

Posted by Sylvia De Rooy on 08/17/2014 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Motivating the Truce?

Ellen Taylor does it again. What a great letter and how true it all is. On Monday eve HRC is supposed to be re-certified as a sustainable, good logging company. Meanwhile the people who live near the Elk River are facing yet more logging on the slopes over the already silted in Elk River and they will suffer, yet again, this winter with flooding that will destroy homes and lock them in or out of their homes and HRC will not cease their destructive actions. Aside from the silt that river is so poisoned by logging run off that it's unusable.

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Posted by Sylvia De Rooy on 08/17/2014 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Now, About Elk River

I was seriously considering buying a house on Elk River Road, but I asked the people at work what they thought. They said: don't buy that one because of the flooding. So I bought a different House.

Posted by Greg Vanderlaan on 08/15/2014 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Now, About Elk River

Thanks for explaining what's going on. I keep on seeing full logging trucks getting onto 101 at Herrick Ave. The Headwaters Forest is back there and there is no logging inside the reserve. The Headwaters Forest is a great place to go if you have wheels. Bicycles, strollers, skateboards, wheelchairs... NO Cars. There is a long smooth paved path and everytime I go, I see people having a good time.

Posted by Greg Vanderlaan on 08/15/2014 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Market

Wow Kerie, you really talk as if ENF is a corporate chain such as Target or WalMart. I will say I prefer the Co-Op over ENF(selection, freshness & price-wise), but the people who work there are friendly. I always found their staff personable, willing to help and open to suggestions. You talk as though this is coming to a vote, as if this isn't a free capitalistic society where stores have the right to open. The Co-Op AND ENF both do well in Eureka. The people of McKinleyville have the right to a choice, without driving too far. Furthermore, the small shop will have things to offer ENF will not have to offer, such AS "Meatball Mondays" or personal touches, that will still attract people in the town to continue to shop there - it sounds like they already have a loyal customer base. ENF is not the death of McKinleyville as a tight-knit community, in fact it is actually evidence that the community there is thriving and this is a good thing.

If you should be upset about anything going on in McKinleyville, why not be upset that CVS, a corporate chainstore is coming into town threatening local Cloney's. They already caused 3 local businesses to relocate/close so they could build where they wanted. It seems to be more of a threat on that "personal community touch" of businesses you so enjoy than ENF is.

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Posted by polkadotrose on 08/02/2014 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Took the Words out of My Mao

The Journal has had many
Investigative Reporters--Credit
Heidi Walters as one of the few!And Judy sticks her neck
out on occasion---

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Posted by jean doran1 on 07/28/2014 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Took the Words out of My Mao

For a "liberal" that was a pretty reactive rant.. directed at an excellent and openminded writer. Picky-Picky, Ms. DeRoy

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Posted by jean doran1 on 07/28/2014 at 11:45 AM

Re: “Took the Words out of My Mao

Off the top of my head, the Gang of Four was a Chinese political faction in the sixties (referenced in the headline over the letter, above), the name of a band a few decades back, and the term given, also a few years back, to the originators of Design Patterns, an object oriented programming paradigm. I wouldn't be surprised if the phrase has not been used historically in other contexts as well. I'm thinking as long as Ms. Walters was writing about four people and not say 3 or 5, what exactly the fooforah is four :)

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Posted by Kenster Kissler on 07/26/2014 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Took the Words out of My Mao

Seldom have I heard such a baseless snivel. The term 'gang of four' far predates you, Ms. De Rooy, and may be used by anyone who wishes. Do you really think your use of it was so special that no one else, ever, should be allowed to use it 'locally'? Get a grip.

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Posted by SteveParr on 07/25/2014 at 3:13 AM

Re: “Took the Words out of My Mao

Do you ever shut up.

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Posted by Racey Casey on 07/25/2014 at 1:29 AM

Re: “Stream Bailout?

Ellen Taylor writes another brilliant letter. HRC and their buddy company, Green Diamond, are rapidly putting themselves in the market as Maxxam's competitors in the forest destruction derby. They are not only making life a hell for Elk River residents but now they're in the Mattole. When can this county be gotten to wake up and slap a moratorium on logging here. Enough already. Thank you, Ellen,

Posted by Sylvia De Rooy on 07/24/2014 at 8:16 AM

Re: “The Blue Cross Blues

My question to Mr. Yamas would be, "did you purchase your policy through an insurance agency, and if so, why did you not avail yourself of their services in solving your issues?

Posted by Dan Barrett on 07/03/2014 at 10:11 AM

Re: “After the Poll

Blaming the victims makes you look really stupid, Sylvia De Rooy. It's self righteous crusaders like yourself who make people think "damned if I do, damned if I don't."

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Posted by Never blame the victim. on 06/14/2014 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Last Minute Endorsements

Judy, you never responded to your request for Journal writers to contact you that I answered. I am so heartbroken..

Posted by Stephen1 on 06/04/2014 at 6:21 AM

Re: “Last Minute Endorsements

Well, did I call it or did I call it? Right at the beginning before anyone else I predicted Maggie would win over Firpo as I predicted then on Fred's blog months ago Firpo had made her primary political blunder of considering Richard Salzman as campaign manager. Salzman, now ALL PROGS, are losers politically. Nobody wants Progs running anything anymore as they consistently, e.g. Mark Lovelace, place Prog political agenda above community interests, especially community interest in economic recovery which Progs fight against, having their Yuppie class incomes assured while working class and poor struggle to survive.

Progs have only themselves to blame as they swallowed the old leftover Leftist anti-community people's real needs agenda that places lunacy campaigns, like pouring tons of energy into stopping GMOs and never once promoting Humboldt agriculture because they can't talk to farmers without politics getting in the way. I think we're seeing the beginning of the end of political animalism in local politics as it became obvious that Salzman sleazy smear tactics backfired in Prog faces..

Posted by Stephen1 on 06/04/2014 at 6:16 AM

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