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Re: “Appalachian v. Appellation

Spell check strikes again!

Posted by Gabriele Gray on 10/27/2016 at 10:09 AM

Re: “No on 51, 55!

I read a long time ago and my observations have been that it is usually true: Propositions which might otherwise get more critical attention (i.e., people asking more questions) get lost in the all the attention the Presidential elections garner. True again this year. How many new taxes (or renewed) taxes are on the ballot this year? And how many of the arguments in favor of those taxes really stand up to a close examination.
Here are two comments on the Props mentioned here which say it better than I could:

"Prop. 51, School facilities bond This 9-billion-dollar bond would add to what Gov. Brown has described as Californias Wall of Debt. We cant afford more debt, the repayment of which diverts money from other important programs."
So, a big NO

"Prop. 55, Extension of Income taxes: When voters approved an income tax increase in 2012, the politicians promised the increase would be temporary. Now, with Prop. 55, they want to extend the highest marginal income tax rates in all 50 states, for another 13 years."
So: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. An equally big NO

I came across this website when looking for information on another prop. It's a listing of what public groups support or oppose on the 2016 ballot. Makes for interesting reading as
you can see where some of the suppose behind the scenes comes from...sort of like the Wizard of Oz behind the, don't look behind the curtain.... except we really do need to look behind the curtain.
And if you click on the name of an organization, you can see their page and read more about how and why they say Yes or No:…

Posted by Gabriele Gray on 10/27/2016 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Amendment Needed

In regards Clinton and Trump, I'm just along for the ride. I already voted for Gary Johnson and suggest everyone else to the same. Why take one extreme side or another when you can stay in the middle?

Posted by Fred Mangels on 10/27/2016 at 8:05 AM

Re: “No on 51, 55!

I recall a bond issue some years ago where they told us the schools were falling apart. The bond measure passed. Not long after its passage I noticed one change at the elementary school next to the National Guard Armory. A facade had been buit on the entrance to the school. Looked real nice and probably sheltered some from the rain but that was about it. That probably wasn't built cheaply either.

Don't throw good money after bad. Vote No on all school bonds.

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Posted by Fred Mangels on 10/27/2016 at 8:02 AM

Re: “Measure V!

I thought it enlightening the TV commercial last night where the trailer park owner expressed surprise that rents of $450.00 are considered excessive. I was paying rent like that decades ago.

Posted by Fred Mangels on 10/27/2016 at 7:54 AM

Re: “Vote Fullerton!

Fullerton will likely win in a landslide, I should hope.

Posted by Fred Mangels on 10/27/2016 at 7:52 AM

Re: “Vote Allison!

I've already voted for John Fullerton. My vote for responsible leadership for Eureka.

Posted by Fred Mangels on 10/27/2016 at 7:50 AM

Re: “Prove Them Wrong

And where are the statistic coming from regarding how many from the containers have been housed? There have been conflicting reports in the community that those stats of 40+% are from numerous agencies, not Betty's containers. Again, not Betty's fault but the community's for leaving so much to one person. We don't need another hero we need systemic consistent non denominational, transparent systems of support - in addition to Betty's amazing work.

Posted by Memy Selfeni on 10/26/2016 at 2:40 PM

Re: “Prove Them Wrong

As usual in American culture we not only blame individuals too readily for their afflictions, we also leave it to individuals to do the work of a community. Betty, like any human, has her preferences and weaknesses and those have a dramatic impact on the people in need but should not. If Betty likes you, if you are male, whatever - then you have some help BUT if she isn't in the right mood that day or you are not her cup of tea then you are shut off from resources - that is not the foundation of an healthy community, it is a dictatorship no matter often a benevolent one.

Posted by Memy Selfeni on 10/26/2016 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Prove Them Wrong

Betty has done great work AND it is not healthy to have one person deciding the fate of so many vulnerable and needy people.

Posted by Memy Selfeni on 10/26/2016 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Prove Them Wrong

it is a blessing, indeed. homelessness is like a curse word, don't accept it, don't consider it a play thing. it goes against what god has for you. god would not have us, any of us in a homeless condition. don't accept the word, homeless or homelessness, they are are anti christian words that are unacceptable. birds have nests, foxes have holes and it is god's wish that man be at home, his home.

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Posted by Estella Davis on 10/25/2016 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Better Than Status Quo, Prop 64 Protects Us All

@ John 1: Yes, "silly" you; the opposing view is another article--see the link in the Editor's note at the beginning?!

The main problem with all those other initiatives you mentioned is that the folks pushing them haven't even so much as gathered half the signatures needed to get them on the ballot in over twenty years of alleged trying, which is kind of suspect since Richard Lee got his on the ballot all by himself, none of those nasty old "corporate billionaires" needed ... !

Sorry, we're done waiting around while the medical industry enjoys the high prices and no competiton of a prohibition market, and demonstrates no real inclination to move forward, other than a lot of noise *now* that their de facto monopoly is going away--and that's from the MCRSA, whether Prop 64 wins or fails ...

"The policy discourse around this issue has too often been poisoned with the same kind of misinformation and fear tactics that have been perpetuated by institutional anti-marijuana forces since the days of Reefer Madness." Absolutely goddamn right.

Posted by Miles Monroe on 10/24/2016 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Vote No for a Safer Community

Cops wants Prohibition. It is a jobs program for them, and an avenue for corruption.
The argument about the children is so tired. Kids always have access to dangerous conditions and substances, as we live on planet Earth
A No Vote is about keeping the status quo of law enforcement abuse of our citizens and empowers the worst of cartels and gangsters nationwide.
Yes on 64. It's not perfect but we need to head out of the shadow of this racist and ill conceived experiment of outlawing a plant.
To quote Bill Hicks, it's like saying God made a mistake to outlaw an herb. All plants are an offering from God.

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Posted by jointhe future on 10/24/2016 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Eureka's Temporary Homeless Sleeping Areas Here to Stay

At least the city is trying some things, and the things it's trying are based on some evidence, not just opinions.

It's not that helpful to constantly criticize other people's efforts and not offer any constructive suggestions or ideas or even help out. Got a better idea? Pitch in with it. Problems are rarely solved by punitive and judgmental attitudes.

I agree that it would be helpful to see an accounting for what was spent and by whom.

I'd like to see some way to make it easier for homeowners to add units, like MIL or extra bedrooms, to existing houses. I'd like to see support for developers who want to build infill housing, near the bus lines, services, stores, schools.

The poor will always be with us. Obnoxious people are just as frequently rich as they are poor, the poor don't have a monopoly on being irresponsible, disgusting, whatever negative human characteristic you can think of. They just have less ability to cover it up or hide it or pay people off or move to another town.

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Posted by Ruth Moon on 10/24/2016 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Eureka's Temporary Homeless Sleeping Areas Here to Stay

I hope that the voters read this article and vote according to how they think the city of Eureka and County Supervisors have spent tax dollars in the best interest of all citizens of this City and County. The problem with the homeless is they dont take responsibility period. In three months in Palco Marsh, they accumulated what 60 tons of trash, 4000 needles, etc. Moving them keeps the trash down. The problem is not where they live, but how they live. They dont clean up after themselves. As a tax payer I resent that. They have all the time in the world to clean up their camps. They would rather live in filth than do anything for themselves. They leave it up to the good citizens to pay for cleaning up after them. What does the council and supervisors behavior teach them. It teaches them to be irresponsible and dependent. It teaches them the council can not commit to their own decisions. I have read repeatedly this does not cost the City of Eureka anything. That is pure bullshit and everyone knows it. I have not seen any accounting for the money spent by the City or County for policing, sanitation, clean up, maintenance repair and staff time devoted to this issue. There is no accounting for the funds given by both the City and County to Betty Chin. Now someone tell me of any governmental program where there is no accountability. I worked in social services for 30 years as a manager and any program I was involved in, we were required to show how the funds were spent. We had specific goals to accomplish that lead to improving a problem. So when you go to the polls and vote in the future vote for those that support your view of how this situation should be handled.

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Posted by Clydeine Oglesby on 10/23/2016 at 8:41 PM

Re: “Humboldt Hits Grim Mark: Suicides at Five Year Peak

"True mental health issues on their own are rarely debilitating," the coroner says. What is that supposed to mean?

Posted by Emma Nation on 10/23/2016 at 7:23 PM

Re: “'Not the Norm': HSU Students, Faculty Speak out on Racism

I was there and Eric acted like a jerk. He didnt even look my way when I asked him why are you here??

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Posted by Diana Alexandra on 10/22/2016 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Disquiet on the Mobile Home Front

the mobile home owner clusters to the friendship of a park---and pays rent for the use of the land where hisw house sits--and roads!
measure V levels the playfield for home owner and parkowner---jean doran

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Posted by jean doran1 on 10/22/2016 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Unopposed

Deborah Ann Jacobson, correct spelling. Please take note.... Misspelled in the Article.

Posted by Beckie Thornton on 10/22/2016 at 7:37 AM

Re: “Vote No for a Safer Community

thank you 'adaminoregon' , this is common sense that the uninformed need to read, (so much backward thinking, people still believe old myths from 'drug propaganda film, The devils weed ' ! )

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Posted by basketdeplored on 10/21/2016 at 9:45 PM

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