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Re: “GMO Salmon Spawns Huffman's Ire

A response that required no research on the actual circumstances of the issue, I guess he was too busy with those 4 hours of fundraising phone calls to actually study the situation. To find out yourself check out: http://www.biofortified.org/?s=Salmon

Posted by typical male1 on 05/23/2016 at 8:09 PM

Re: “Stumpin' the 2nd District

I mean, a do-nothing-but-raise-her-own-salary and help-her-buddies typical politician or a chemtrail/ancient advanced civilizations nut? We deserve better than this.

Posted by typical male1 on 05/23/2016 at 7:07 PM

Re: “Stumpin' the 2nd District

Can we just vote no and make them come up with different/better candidates?

Posted by typical male1 on 05/23/2016 at 6:57 PM

Re: “TL;DR: Five Tips for Wanna-be Bigfoot Hunters

My pictures prove it, 100%...I had hair samples too, until that thief Meldrum stole them!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LedtIJiFY5o

Posted by Joe Kiray on 05/23/2016 at 7:13 AM

Re: “Officers and Suspect in Arcata Shooting Identified, Updated with Photos

In hard times people lacking the psychological fortitude to be police officers are signing up for the living wage and generous pension. They are killing civilians in large numbers that are often mentally unstable or on hallucinogens.

There are many amateur videos of how actual professionals handle similar situations without the rush to kill.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX5CPx4RKW…

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Posted by Jessie Sia on 05/22/2016 at 11:37 PM

Re: “The Thrilling 3rd

“I have been very disappointed in Mr. Kerrigan’s campaign even though I am a Virginia Bass supporter. While everyone wants jobs, Mr. Kerrigan has yet to explain how he can advocate for jobs while being so opposed to development. Developers, like ranchers and timber men and even sometimes fishermen have gotten pigeonholed by some of his most ardent supporters as “evil” for turning resources into homes and jobs for families. The better ones even help enhance wildlife and recreation areas as well. These people pay taxes that eventually turn into grant funds for various pet projects.

The reality that we cannot expect the grant money gravy train to keep running if we keep pulling up the tracks, is coming clearer every day.”

– Uri Driscoll, May 20th2014 Times Standard letter to the editor.


Mr. Driscoll knows which side of the bread to butter...the side that doesn't give a damn that unbridled development, including local players, cost taxpayers billions in the 1980's "gravy train" bailout and trillions in the 2008 "gravy train" bailout.

Creating jobs for families doesn't have to be the kind of development, forestry or fishing that digs a deep hole for posterity...

...unless you want their money to get elected in Humboldt County.

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Posted by Margaret Cowley on 05/22/2016 at 1:22 AM

Re: “Fighting Floyd Squires

my son gonna be homeless so i hoping he will rent to him. hes got places maybe run down but can be fixed to make it feel like home and my son cant aford lots of rent and squires has places we can aford so if he fixes these places no one wont be able to aford them and tell u one thing dont open ur door to no one inless u can see who it is and if they are sober or not

Posted by Theresa McGaughey on 05/21/2016 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Stumpin' the 2nd District

Those are really juvenile questions to be asking the people who will be making decisions that literally shape our environment forever.

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Posted by Poor journalism alert. on 05/21/2016 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Parents of Murder Victim: ‘Her Light Will Always Shine’

Christina was a bright and shining star. She was funny, smart, sensitive and beautiful. We will never understand why, but she will always be loved and never forgotten. ❤️

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Posted by Nancy Ayers on 05/21/2016 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Stumpin' the 2nd District

very well said, mr. sumner, i couldnt agree more. the blatant buyout of humboldt countys supervisors over the course of a few election cycles has guaranteed new development will continue to be a temporary cash cow for only a handful of people, and we're going to be dealing with all the same problems of today, regurgitated and reverberated even louder in the future.

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Posted by seconded on 05/21/2016 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Stumpin' the 2nd District

What makes a “seasoned politician” in Humboldt County, like the rest of the nation, is how big, and how much they deliver to their region’s dominant industry. This is one of the reasons U.S. elections are illegitimate, they are corrupted by money and abandoned by most potential voters.

In Humboldt County the development industry calls the shots and Fennel has delivered BIG along with the other “pros”: Bohn, Bass and Sundberg. As supporters of “Humboldt Coalition for Property Rights” they appointed their HumCPR friends, supporters and members to the Humboldt County Planning Commission, and then they proceeded to spend most of their first term rewriting the General Plan Update without all those “messy” workshops that it took to write the GPU. They haven’t passed a single ordinance that might interfere with the next housing bubble nor have they enacted a single tool to end decades of affordable infill housing shortages that could have mitigated our homeless epidemic. They settled HumCPR’s lawsuit against the county giving away the store to anyone owning land and wanting to develop it, as if 2 housing bubbles in 30 years couldn’t possibly happen again! (Unfunded infrastructure is somebody else’s problem).

While they focused on the issues concerning big land owners, the county’s Department of Health and Human Services imploded. Instead of trying to solve huge disasters facing Humboldt County’s imperiled working families, they’re using our courts and attorneys to fight the California Attorney General from investigating Humboldt County Child Protection services.

Little wonder that the only voice of sanity (Supervisor loveless) can’t take it anymore.

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Posted by Harold Sumner on 05/20/2016 at 1:13 AM

Re: “Identities Released in Fatal Weekend Crashes

Larry was a sweet guy. Sensitive with a huge heart. It's just terribly sad.

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Posted by layla on 05/18/2016 at 10:13 PM

Re: “Identities Released in Fatal Weekend Crashes

Larry is from Rocklin, Ca. Not Rockland.

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Posted by Emily Huska on 05/18/2016 at 2:07 AM

Re: “Huffman Feels the Bern, But Endorses Clinton

Not only are you a COWARD but you are WRONG! What don't you understand about if Bernie is more popular than that gold-digging woman and everyone who admires him votes for him, he wins. He also beats Trump because no rational Republican is going to vote for HIM. And there ARE rational Republicans. But you prefer to go with a Republican, and a dishonest one at that, instead of Bernie? You are not a rational being. Sorry I can't vote against you in your district. I would in a split second. I don't care if a cat were running against you, I'd much rather have a cat--they are very honest. I give you credit for being honest about your cowardice. But that's it. Nothing else honorable to mention.

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Posted by harned on 05/17/2016 at 11:36 PM

Re: “Huffman Feels the Bern, But Endorses Clinton

Yikes! Rep. Huffman, we need leadership for the 21st century! $ and presidential elections, Global warming! I'm filling out my ballot right now and am so sorry to be reminded you're supporting HRC. You've been on 'the good foot' and have worked so hard to meet important issues. Bernie has been consistent for more than 30 years, fighting injustices & standing up to corporate power (Greenspan, example). The climate is not favorable for HRC; very transparent the votes were stolen, especially after Nevada and solidified my opinion, very disappointing to witness. Please re-consider. I cannot vote for a war hawk.

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Posted by cholly on 05/17/2016 at 10:17 PM

Re: “Civic Duty

I beat dude up for being a perv so what

Posted by Darin Vitolo on 05/17/2016 at 10:56 AM

Re: “UPDATED: Why is Eureka Being Squirrely About Handing over Public Records?

The City is not run "by the people for the people" there is a difference between governing the City for the benefit of the people vs governing the City for the benefit the City. The City Attorney acts more like a mouth piece for the mob. It speaks volumes as to why the primary punishment given to attorneys is taking an ethics class. A Federal Judge ruled what the City was doing at the marsh wronged the 11 people who brought before him. Ethically it was wrong not to give the 130 or so who didn't have the opportunity to bring it before the court the same rights. How sad and obvious that according to the City a persons rights is dependent upon having a lawyer; no lawyer good luck the City will do whatever it can get away with.

Posted by wagthedog on 05/17/2016 at 3:35 AM

Re: “HumBug: Ants

I found big ants would stay in a bottle with wet inlandsea phytoplankton o
n its bottom.that moist blooms ambient algae, pacifies ants, makes oxygen.that keeps ants in bottle.i fed twenty a dy to chamillion, or hornd lizarphytoplanktonand she laid 36 eggs.they usually lay 24.i blame element nutrition from phytoplankton..inland low central spot. Concntrated elements, algae food.now this deposit causes spetacular bloom.

Posted by Fortunato Arriza on 05/15/2016 at 6:17 PM

Re: “The Escalation of 'Wild Bill'

JEEEEEEZ! Unbelievable! Only probation and living in our community! All these offenses?Money!? How much money did this guy keep putting out? No bail amounts or fines or fees are mentioned so just saying makes ya wonder how much money this guy put up and why he was not in prison when so many non-violent unarmed people are in high cost long term prisons for simple possession!!! How much cash maybe under the table?

Posted by Meaghan Simpson on 05/13/2016 at 11:04 AM
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