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Re: “Everywhere a Sign

Zigzag -- Gee, to me it sounds like you can't refute what he's saying and can only resort to vague allegations of bias.

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Posted by Reality Bytes on 04/10/2014 at 3:03 PM

Re: “Everywhere a Sign

Gee Reality Bytes, if it has to be explained to you then you would't understand.

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Posted by zigzag on 04/10/2014 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Everywhere a Sign

Zigzag, what does that have to do with whether his letter is accurate or not?

Seems like anything this guy writes elicits a similar response... but it's interesting that none of those responses actually refute what he's saying.

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Posted by Reality Bytes on 04/10/2014 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Everywhere a Sign

Guess Richard forgot to mention that he works for/supports the Fripo for D.A. campaign....

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Posted by zigzag on 04/10/2014 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Lessons in Renewal

Here's what I can do for you, Table Bluff Wiyot friends. Cheryl Seidner knows as do some others in of Wiyot tribe that I have been working on a way to use Native American gaming and sovereignty rights to establish a Native American lottery system to raise money to buy back lost ancestral lands and economically benefit tribal peoples.

I have worked with Bear River on this starting in 1995 when I brought the lottery project to then acting Bear River Tribal Council Chair Wayne Moon and his Council with a plan on how use Indian Gaming rights to establish a state-wide lottery system to buy out Headwaters Forest and all of Maxxam in a partnership with Palco ESOP workers. I worked with Bear River tribal member Don Brenard on this project called the Heartlands Project. And as some of you know Bear River Casino Commission head to become B.R. Chairperson Leonard Bowman opposed our Heartlands Project almost all the way through his terms of office and control of Bear River's economic development. To the great loss of the tribe in our estimation. Now Bear tribe is paying off an expensive hotel that Bowman insisted on building that costs each tribal member a rather significant loss of per cap to pay down the hotel's construction costs.

Since Bear River's recent tribal election reinstalled the same set of former Bowman Tribal Council people opposed to our Heartlands lottery project, Table Bluff Wiyot Tribe now has an opportunity to become our West Coast representative. Our Heartlands Project is now called the Heartlands Lifeline System and is actually going well, we're working with Pineridge, Oglala Lakota Nation in South Dakota and their economic development people on establishing the first of the Native American banks that are core to this system.

Our first goal is to establish an arrowhead of three tribal banks, one on the West Coast, one in Central U.S.A., and one on the East Coast, closest to one of the primary regions our Lifeline Lottery system will benefit, hurricane hit Caribbean and Florida. We are waiting here back from the Seminole Tribe who have our Lifeline lottery system basic business plan outline.

Every lottery system must have a Good Cause in order to achieve public and governmental approval and ours is one of the best there is: Disaster Relief. We will be creating a funding system for disaster relief teams to come into disaster hit communities with instant shelters and immediate aid, then establishing long term replacement of the destroyed community systems, but replacing them with state-of-the-art sustainable eco-village technology using local materials and renewable energy sources so that the villages come out better than they were. Plus the villagers have learned how to build eco-villages systems and can become part of the Lifeline system's tech support system, i.e. they will end up with Jobs.

On April 14, your next Tribal Council meeting with Vice Chair Bryan Mead's scheduling us to present our Heartlands Lifeline Lottery System to the Table Bluff Wiyot Tribal Coucil, you will an opportunity to join a most wonderful way for Native Americans to regain a great deal of economic strength in a sea of European and Asians economic competition dominating most everything necessary for tribal well-being.

I encourage all Wiyot tribal members to attend this most important economic development agenda Tribal Council meeting on April 14th at 4:00 p.m.

Steve Lewis

Coordinator for the
Heartlands Lifeline System Project

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Posted by Stephen1 on 04/03/2014 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Rural Jurors

Stephen Lewis nonsensical post in 3... 2... 1...

Posted by Humboldt Hunny on 04/03/2014 at 9:00 AM

Re: “Poor Choices, Slanted Coverage

Stephen Lewis is the most annoying poster in Humboldt blog history

Posted by Humboldt Hunny on 03/25/2014 at 7:16 PM

Re: “Poor Choices, Slanted Coverage

(chuckle, snicker, LOL, you just got to love it. Syvia nailed by her own track record.

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Posted by Stephen1 on 03/25/2014 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Private Agenda Missionaries?

Heartlands Lifeline Inter-Tribal Lottery Project with four tribes now becoming involved: Bear River, Oglala Lakota, waiting for the completed business plan, Table Bluff Wiyots and Seminole Tribe of Florida opening up dialogue. Our Project was restarted over a year ago and none of you NCJ readers know anything about this amazing inter-tribal economic development project that will save human lives. Judy doesn't want you to know. Think about it. About how your Humboldt community news is being handled and processed for your consumption just like Fox News does for American TV audiences..

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Posted by Stephen1 on 03/22/2014 at 8:37 PM

Re: “Private Agenda Missionaries?

Speaking of which, you all notice that Judy Hodgson is running from doing a report on our Heartlands Lifeline Inter-Tribal Lottery Project, something she's done now for years, her playing petty god with community news. It stinks and I report the stench of political manipulation of community information that makes community decision-making all that much more difficult when the public isn't given information because some people don't want them to know. I will always speak up against such tyranny over community relationships put at risk by political manipulation of community news. My God, just look at the newsmagazines and blogs in Humboldt County to see that a political attack mentality dominates Progressives whose political careers rise and fall in Progressive circles depending on their loyalty to fanatical political war against "enemies" created by lack of empathy for regular folks, the majority in any community.

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Posted by Stephen1 on 03/21/2014 at 7:59 PM

Re: “Private Agenda Missionaries?

Margaret, wanna go for more smearing of anyone who speaks up against Progressive bullying using mob rule at important County meetings to try to get things their way? Which invariably now means job losses for Humboldt County workers and political economic attack of any economic development in Humboldt County that isn't Yuppie corporations and non-profits benefiting a rather small minority elite who's incomes (not students) are quite a bit higher than the working class people Progs try to stop from being able to earn a living here or live here. No housing for middle-class because workers can't afford it in Humboldt's stagnate working class economy, inadequate housing for low-income people who Proggies want to stuff into tiny boxes for "homes". Meanwhile, the Proggie Elite, using pot economy and HSU student body tit sucking, does great.

You just want everyone to lay down and keep quiet who disagrees with Proggies who don't care about Humboldt County as a whole community. You may take my personal opinions about this anyway you want but I'm not about to shut up because you don't like the "tone" of criticism. Tough. You do bad community work, you get criticized for it. Progressive community war-mongering is bad community work and we don't need it in Humboldt County. We need people with vision who care about the WHOLE COMMUNITY. Not political war parties promoting mob rule at general County meetings when they don't get their way. Your political "enemies" don't engage in public attack on people they don't like. You people do because you don't care about others who don't share your particular politics. You can smear my name all over the place, enviros and Proggies have tried to do this for 2 decades and here I am, more influential in Humboldt County than ever before so actually, thanks, Proggies, keep those smear jobs coming. I might just make CEO of Humboldt County's biggest economic and land use project ever in even shorter time..:)

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Posted by Stephen1 on 03/21/2014 at 7:49 PM

Re: “Private Agenda Missionaries?

The fact that the, "county counsel advised them, (the realty association,) that what they were proposing would violate the law and open the county to legal action..." does not seem to carry much weight in this conversation. Why is that? Are we not law abiding citizens?

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Posted by Stephen P. Cochran on 03/21/2014 at 7:02 AM

Re: “Private Agenda Missionaries?

Hi Stephen,
I don't know if you realize how you come across in these posts….but your tone definitely does not convey that of someone who is interested in "working together for a better Humboldt County community. All of it, no one left out, no one branded and targeted for political attack and personal smears….etc.". Instead it sounds like somebody who is at war and has clearly decided who is us and who is them. I realize that you are probably frustrated with this process, as are many other people. But the inflammatory communication style may not be furthering your cause.

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Posted by Margaret on 03/20/2014 at 7:13 PM

Re: “Private Agenda Missionaries?

at least some of you'll are willing to openly bicker.down here in corrupt, punk Texas the people are afraid, step out of line the man comes and takes you away. miss all the fun of a good group talk it out. see you'll for Halloween. keep up the good work. peace and plesent dreams.

Posted by slufoot on 03/20/2014 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Private Agenda Missionaries?

Monte, it wasn't me mounting a needless smear of CAR by Ms. Anderson whose trying to say a homeowner can't build a mother-in-law unit without a public hearing which is totally absurd and constitutes Bullying, intimidation by mob rule. That's what you Proggies specialize at GPU meetings, any meetings where Proggies use bullying through intimidation by mob rule. Our Planning Dept. job is to oversee such homeowner issues which CAR only reinforces while you politicos seeking any little thing you can turn into a weapon against regular Humboldt County people who don't live in Arcata or SoHum and aren't members of the Yuppie elites living off the HSU dole and pot trying their best to keep working class Humboldt County people economically oppressed.

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Posted by Stephen1 on 03/20/2014 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Private Agenda Missionaries?

Yes, these folks (Humboldt Association of Realtors and large builders and developers) get paid to attend these meetings. It is their job. The rest of us ordinary citizens have to give up time and energy to attend and voice our opinion. As soon as we are not there, the special interests take over. Apparently our elected officials have no control over this committee. Or maybe those new appointments by the new board members are doing the job they were appointed keep special interests in control. It is a crime or should be.

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Posted by Montanna Jones on 03/20/2014 at 8:48 AM

Re: “Private Agenda Missionaries?

Dear Stephen, the consensus you claim to be anxious to build won't get built by bullying others into not voicing their opinions. Mary Ella Anderson expressed her concerns but advocated only for public participation in the processes of public agencies and committees and commissions. She didn't call anyone or their ideas chicken shit, or shiite, which is what? 'cleverly' disguised anti-islamic petty-hate speech?

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Posted by Monte Merrick on 03/20/2014 at 7:54 AM

Re: “Thrown Under the Bus

Trying to do some checking to confirm my understanding. While insurance companies aligned with ACA aren't mentioned, the link below says that MediCal and MediCare reimbursements should be increasing through 2014 as a means of getting more providers to get on board with the ACA:…

Posted by Fred Mangels on 03/20/2014 at 7:28 AM

Re: “Thrown Under the Bus

Actually, I believe the low reimbursement rates are a requirement of Obamacare, not because the insurance companies are being "greedy"..

MediCal and MediCare have always offered among the lowest reimbursement rates in the country. My understanding was that, as part of the ACA, those reimbursement rates were recently being cut yet another 10%. Insurance companies choosing to participate in the ACA had to agree to pay the ACA's lower reimbursement rates. That's just one reason many medical providers aren't accepting ACA qualified insurance while still accepting patients with non- ACA policies.

Posted by Fred Mangels on 03/20/2014 at 7:17 AM

Re: “Private Agenda Missionaries?

"...for instance, has the willing ear of the majority of the commissioners and is urging ordinances that would allow second units as a right on all parcels in the unincorporated areas without the need to notify neighboring parcels and with reduced permit requirements."

Oh, this is horrible! A homeowner shouldn't be allowed to build a mother-in-law unit without a PUBLIC HEARING of all the neighborhood.

Mary, your bias is so transparent as to be a joke. Of course CAR as a special interest group will lobby for what benefits homeowners, that's where their bread and butter comes. You don't think Baykeeper or EPIC is lobbying for their bread and butter salaries? Get a clue! We don't need phony social war being pushed by Prog community war-mongers writing hit pieces, letters and blog comments when we all need to be working together for a better Humboldt County community. All of it, no one left out, no one branded and targeted for political attack and personal smears as this rag so often engages in to divide the County into warring camps. It sells papers as Yellow Journalists discovered in the 1800's but it's chicken-shiite bad news for our community in 2014.

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Posted by Stephen1 on 03/20/2014 at 5:38 AM

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