Re: “The Death of Jeannie Newstrom

Bressler, a Nurse Aid is being prosecuted as we speak after a doctor and a Nurse signed a release stating there was nothing wrong with Mrs. Jeannie Newstrom upon release to Frys Nursing home. Is that not a travesty and an attempt to transfer blame away from a Doctor and a Registered Nurse

Posted by Alps on 08/27/2016 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Controversial "I Like Eureka" Logo Given New Heart

Agree. Hearts are trashy.

Posted by jtimmons on 08/27/2016 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Prepare for Impact

The real reason for this law was not because of the Disneyland outbreak, but because the senior scientist William Thompson who worked on the main study exonerating vaccines from causing autism, came forward in 2014 to say there was fraud at the CDC when the study was conducted. Congressman Posey of Florida is working on getting him a subpoena to come testify before congress. If vaccines are mandated, whatever is revealed in congress won't matter because parents won't be able to opt out of vaccines. I was in Sacramento when this law was waiting approval in the Assembly education committee and watched live when it was up for a vote in the Senate health committee. I challenge anyone to watch (it should be on you tube) this and see how the chair, Liu, made a mockery of the legislative system by basically telling Senator Pan he should withdraw his bill from the committee because he didn't have enough votes for it to pass and reintroduce it at a later time. This law would have died right there. But no, at the next Senate health committee, some Senators had been removed and new ones were there, and guess what, these new ones were all in favor of sb277. This is an outrage and joke on our legislative system. Think about it and research it. Which is, btw, all parents who stopped vaccinating are asking. Think and research vaccines, and once you have all the facts, then decide. Because parents certainly don't have all the facts. Hearing that vaccines are safe and effective by doctors who read the Thompson study (which is fraudulent and show that yes, there is a link between vaccine and autism!), doesn't grant them all the facts. It take a lot of courage to step out of your comfort zone and objectively look at this issue. And it's agonizing for many parents who are torn between the thought of endangering their kids if they don't vaccinate or if they do. At the end of the day, the only answer to this is to research vaccine ingredients, side effects, ask for the vaccine insert (not the typical one-pager about why vaccines are necessary, that is given by pediatrician. No, the actual vaccine insert. And then ask questions and see how your doctor reacts. You may be surprised. One last thing regarding having kids under-vaccinated infecting others... Kids with HIV are allowed in school and their privacy is guarded. You will never know who they are. And yes, it can be transmitted by blood contact, not just sexually. I would say that is a serious consideration for not only the immunocompromised but all kids. So thinking that your children are "safe" in school because now all kids will have to be vaccinated is simply an illusion. Research vaccines. Watch the movie Vaxxed! It's a best seller on amazon now. Those 4 bucks will change your perspective in this issue forever. All it takes is to have an open mind and have the courage to question what you thought you knew for sure. Step out of your comfort zone.

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Posted by Isabelle Dfb on 08/27/2016 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Not Even From Around Here

Yet again Linda, your gentle touch belies the razor sharp edge of the journalistic knife you wield with the precision of a surgeon. You have that rare ability to see the real behind the assumed truths that so many of us find easier to accept. You then present it in a manner that enlightens and educates without rancor or malice, with sensitivity and unwavering commitment to that truth. All communities have raw spots caused by a continued acceptance of assumed truths that are not valid but nonetheless commonly accepted by that community because the assumption is more comfortable and less threatening than the unvarnished truth. We guard our assumptions jealously, they provide justification for the prejudges we carry but won't acknowledge. It might be apt to note that forty some years ago, the communities and established families of the Mattole were faced with the invasion of their home ground by another group of foreigners that lived in ways that were reputed to be a threat to the established ways of the existing Mattole society. Fortunately the 'old timers' saw past the assumption of those newly arrived oddballs representing a dangerous, uncontrollable, and uncivilized threat, shook their hand, sold them some land-on an owner carry handshake-and taught them how to dig waterbars. And I've lived here ever since.
Linda, you demonstrate a maturity of perception and an unwavering commitment to fair, just and honest treatment of those uncomfortable raw spots in our communities that is so needed in today's world. But then I think I know where you learned a lot of that so it shouldn't surprise me.. Again thank you for saying what needs to be said so well, with so much compassion. You are one hell of a journalist and our Mattole community is much richer for your efforts.

Melanie Mirthan-Nelson

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Posted by Melanie Mirthan on 08/27/2016 at 4:13 AM

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