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Re: “Weeell, Isn't That Special?

There needs to be a disclaimer printed on Center Arts tickets:

"Our over-priced and over-rated celebrity culture is not possible without the extreme inequities and mundane opportunities provided by a mediocre education. We thank you".

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Posted by Jerry Stewart on 08/29/2014 at 12:56 AM

Re: “Eatin', Drinkin' & Learnin'


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Posted by jean doran1 on 08/18/2014 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Five Things To Know Before You Attend Outside Lands With Your Teenager(s)

Oy... is there no news to report. That's all you got... bring kind bars and a hoodie? How about emphasizing the importance of hydration and the signs and dangers of dehydration and heat stroke. The nasty chemical drugs and why to avoid them. Dealing with crowds and kids. Using walkie talkies and knowing how to use security on site for help. Another empty article. You guys need new staff.

Posted by Evan Schwartz on 08/08/2014 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Déjà Reggae

A contested contest----

Posted by jean doran1 on 08/03/2014 at 6:58 PM

Re: “ROTR 2014 Videos: Vote Now!

#4--all spirit--vicarious fun---

Posted by jean doran1 on 07/20/2014 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Déjà Reggae

That was a contest? Results by
mystery judges now contested!!

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Posted by jean doran1 on 07/20/2014 at 9:22 AM

Re: “ROTR 2014 Videos: Vote Now!


Posted by Christa Atwood on 07/20/2014 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Déjà Reggae

Um, have you all watched the other videos? The votes do indeed determine the winner, and sorry to all of you who wish another video won, or who wish you were holding those tickets, but 7 did follow the only two rules correctly, and maybe unfortunate to others, has an excellent crew to help him in his strange antics. We vote because we support each other, which is why the most supported video won. Not to mention, 7 I'm sure worked just as hard as everyone else. And when it comes to offensiveness and being family oriented, um, how prude are you all? It's a man in different outfits in a bathtub, never revealing his parts which ironically enough should not be looked at negatively anyway if ROTR is about peace and love and unity. Fearing your children seeing a man soaping himself in a bathtub APPROPRIATELY covered up is only generating negative ideas about the human body and a man being comfortable in his own skin to your children, so if it is the minds of your children you fear are being soiled, maybe you should look at your own form of fearful parenting and resulting rudeness (again, which is more detrimental to a child's mind than this silly, unoffensive video). 7 never did a thing to offend. The jealousy and accusations that arose out of this video's winning is much more representative of these so-called "non-irie vibes" then this video. Sorry you don't approve of someone else winning that you did not vote for, and sorry if my comment may not also represent the "irie-vibes" of ROTR, but honestly, I am only hear to point out the irony and clear negativity the comments have created, NOT the video.

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Posted by Suzy Dieckman on 07/19/2014 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Déjà Reggae

That is why he deleted his comment referring to people using their children for cheap thrills....

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Posted by SaraF on 07/18/2014 at 8:43 PM

Re: “Déjà Reggae

Can someone define "irie vibes" to me? #7 is being accused of 1) not having spirit of reggae or the community and is lacking aforementioned "irie vibes" 2) that the contest is rigged, and even one commenter stated that they think that #7 is somehow in cahoots with the voting staff of the NCJ. 3) that #7 has made negative comments about other contestants. Since you guys got to enjoy your 2 to 4 paragraph complaints, I will not complain or say anything negative. 1) the rules clearly stated the parameters of the contest in which the only two rules were wearing the provided mask and making a video no longer than 30 seconds long, the was no previously stated rules on level of "irie vibes" nor was there mention on it representing the reggae community or spirit. 2) I#7 has no affiliation with NCJ or their constituents and blindly accusing foul play is not very representitave of the "irie vibes" you seem to covet. Furthermore, if you look at the votes, there are a large majority of people voting multiple times. #7 did not attempt this. Also, a large amount of votes were for two videos in the same vote, which I can only assume you overlooked because that technically is not a full vote. Also, take a gander at the YouTube views all the videos have and you will see #7 unquestionably won in that respect. 3) what comment did #7 say against anybody this year? The thoughts and opinions of voters belong to only them and videos cannot be penalized for NCJ readers comments. One could look at the voting page and notice several contributors complaining about #7 and saying no repeat winners, those are also negative comments. This contest is to make an entertaining video. For the second year in a row the winning video is being called out for content and lack of "irie vibes," which is unfair because the crew behind it obviously tried hard and applied humor to a humorous competition. I thank all for participating, the contest should be fun, there is no conspiracy, this isn't voting for president.

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Posted by Lance Harris on 07/18/2014 at 8:08 PM

Re: “Déjà Reggae

Great Job rewarding negativity. Maybe you don't even read the comments people take time to make. Good job keeping it Humboldt, pays to know people in Broadcast Journalism.

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Posted by SaraF on 07/18/2014 at 7:59 PM

Re: “Déjà Reggae

I think as participants and voters we deserve to hear from the "decision maker". There should be an explanation of how the contest was determined!

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Posted by Krai Mcmahan on 07/18/2014 at 7:28 PM

Re: “Déjà Reggae

Agreed. I did not appreciate the comments directed at my "baby" last year and I don't appreciate his comments directed at all the kids this year. I guess that negativity was deemed appropriate.

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Posted by Kelsey McMahan on 07/18/2014 at 6:33 PM

Re: “Déjà Reggae

I would like to know what was the point of voting?????? Because it is not clear at all! Is the winner chosen by the NCJ staff based on wearing the mask and making an amateur SNL type skit or making a video wearing the mask and showing your audience you belong at reggae on the river? Either way it is very apparent THE VOTES DON'T COUNT! Which I thought the voters ,which are NCJ readers and reggae on the river supporters, should have their say on who deserves to win your contest. My opinion is to not hold a contest next year and waste peoples time/efforts. Just hand over the tickets to the one you want- I mean you did that anyways- right?

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Posted by Kylee Hee on 07/18/2014 at 6:32 PM

Re: “Déjà Reggae

I just have to say that maybe this contests regulations of how the judgement is determined should be reviewed....the votes obviously meant nothing. Or maybe whoever runs the North Coast Journal should look into who is running the contest, for all we know that person just got their friends free tickets two years in a row...also any other participant should have won. The "voters" aka friends of video number seven have made rude and uncalled for comments both years. Is it the use of not so attractive "sex appeal" that made them win? They have no reggae spirit. The complete opposite of good irie vibes. The real meaning of Reggae on the River (which I have attended 15 times) is to enjoy an experience of community coming together to see some awesome music, meet new people, Young and Old. People want to portray ROTR as a rave like party event, and i can say that does happen there in certain areas of the event, but Reggae on the River as a whole is still and always will be a FAMILY oriented event to benefit the community. I guess im the winner in a sense because im blessed to know the actual meaning, and I will never disgrace that for as they say "cheap thrills". Congratulations on getting the tickets, though I dont believe you won it fairly.

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Posted by Krai Mcmahan on 07/18/2014 at 6:07 PM

Re: “ROTR 2014 Videos: Vote Now!


Posted by Kayleigh Ann McCutchan on 07/18/2014 at 6:04 PM

Re: “Déjà Reggae

Feel like I wasted time watching all 10 videos and casting a "vote". Obviously the "vote" is not a part of the final decision. Won't be voting next year.

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Posted by Levi Weston on 07/18/2014 at 5:40 PM

Re: “ROTR 2014 Videos: Vote Now!

#9 best represents the situation. Plus its got the funniest non sequitur I've seen in a while. A 30 second video should be absurd and make you "lol", these ridiculous guys brought it.

Posted by Issa Stemler on 07/18/2014 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Déjà Reggae

Congratulations to the winner how they have a good time but how is this contest judged? Because #4 had a majority of the votes so does the votes even count?

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Posted by Mary Claybon on 07/18/2014 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Déjà Reggae

What's the contest? details?

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Posted by cywangel on 07/18/2014 at 3:49 PM

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