It's one of many big problems in this County. Here we are one of the biggest growers of Cannabis in the world and people put forward the belief that the use of it the same as alcohol, yet we cant seem to manage how we use alcohol. Though these stats are alarming, I am more concerned with the young people and we are talking about very very young who use alcohol and are getting the message Cannabis is the same, no harm in using it. Drug and Alcohol used consistently before the age of 16 permanently damages the brain function. That is a known fact among drug and alcohol therapist that treat teenagers for addiction. All I see is the statistics growing. I recently heard this nation has a heroin epidemic. Hell this country has a drug culture and they are not doing much to change it. There is legislation and activities to patch the symptoms of the drug culture but nothing to turn it back. If anything takes this country down it will be our abuse of drugs.
oh. shit. I may never eat anywhere else again.
Art & Wine in the Park, Martini fund raisers, Brewfests all summer long in every community - the entire county culture seems to encourage getting drunk or high. Maybe it's time to promote safe and sober events.
Well written, Mr. Greenson!
When the index finger points blame at others, three fingers always point back at the accuser.
Wow, this is an excellent wake-up call. We are a reactive and self-deflecting society. It's time to be introspective--about many things--in this beautiful county.
I think this is one side of the argument. But I see a different side. The Bulgarians or Eastern Europeans are heavily funded from big money organizations. They have offered me money to run my property, all upfront(in spring) and they have made the same offer to other neighbors. They are also buying large tracts of land at above market prices. As someone who cares about the livability and character of my neighborhood, this is a problem. I don't want my hood to turn into a third world feeling, drug producing, gun toting(yes they shoot all the time) place. I will admit, I prefer loggers, hippys, and the other unique characters that have lived in these hills and I really don't like the big money people AT ALL. All races included, but the organized crime people in particular. Which happen to be Eastern European at this time.
Of course there are friendly bulgys, that's not the point! It's the bigger picture. I'm sure I could write up a great story about a wonderful plantation owner back in the good old days, but that doesn't mean it's an acceptable way to do things in the bigger picture. We need to police our rural neighborhoods ourselves or the police and f&g are going to be all over us, as they are beginning to do. Time to wake up and stop the p.correct handwringing people. That's my opinion!
Hilary Mosher is able-bodied, non-retired, works full-time and owns a small, lucrative private business -- and pays just $488 a month to live in the finest manufactured housing community in McKinleyville. Measure V (which she wrote) is purposely not means-tested, so if passed by Humboldt County voters, well-to-do Hilary will score at taxpayer expense. Vote NO on Measure V.
Also missing the dream that was Bernie; he never had a chance. Hillary is taking no steps beyond pretense, supports the ACA and rejects the "legislative nightmare" of universal/single payer health care - which we desperately and critically need. She says the science is clear and Grandma Hillary knows best, and we are owned to the extent that we no longer have personal belief or religious exemptions regarding accepting vaccines exactly as the government dictates. This means that our children are wards of the state, and we must accept *anything* they decide to inject us with.
My vote will be against Hillary, and to that end, I consider votes for Donald Trump or to a lesser extent, Jill Stein, as ways to act against her. I think voting Trump is the strongest way to say no to Hillary, and have to admit that I especially relish the idea of her losing to someone who presents as he does. Being the cheat and thief that she is, however, I'm afraid it would take a Trump landslide to make her intentions impossible to fulfill.
The City Of Eureka is getting pretty good at taking people and moving them from bad situations to even worse situations, while forcing those people into even more dependency upon government. Beats the heck out of bringing living-wage jobs to the area and HEALING healthcare that doesn't just turn people into pain-filled addicts who are conditioned to see drugs as the only "answer"...
Heidi is one of the best people I know. I have known her for two decades and she is as real and authentic now, as she wa the first time I met her. More than this, Heidi has a passion and heart for people, especially those who experience barriers to access and have difficulty overcoming those on their own. Heidi will make an excellent city council woman. Eureka is lucky to have her!
Venezuela forced businesses to stay open and operate at a loss. How did that work out for them? And the argument that a company is making money elsewhere in the state and should accept whatever profit margin this region deems appropriate is ludicrous. They should be allowed to close and move on. A company is not responsible for your loved ones--YOU are!
You hit the nail on the head....we've got a big problem with this in Humboldt. Thanks for shining your light on it.
She is incredible! I was so impressed by Heidi as she quickly responded to the Humboldt Builders Exchange's request to meet with her regarding our safety concerns! She is a great listener and cares about making positive changes in our community!
Remarkable story & background.
She will make a great addition to the Eureka City Council.
No. This is the perfect opportunity to vote for someone outside of the two major parties with two horrific candidates running for president. Governor Gary Johnson is the past two term governor of New Mexico. He's fiscally conservative and socially inclusive as are most people up here. He deserves your vote and this is the perfect opportunity for that vote. www.garyjohnson2016.com
"Humboldt County 4th District Supervisor Virginia Bass refers to challenges Chinn's outreach faced from local business owners and the city of Eureka as a 'dark time in our recent history.'"
Local business owners are still fighting the tools that get affordable housing and SRO's built, ie, policies, ordinances and fees that make temporary group shelters obsolete.
Celebrating a temporary shelter while fighting humane policies and turning independent motel housing into boarded-up firetraps is reprehensible.
I find it incredibly hypocritical that the government that offers monitory rewards for whistle blowing against private parties, will jail or fire those that whistle blow against them.
I feel that if this had happened in Eureka there would have been a lot more investigating on the part of our local media. Teachers and staff are electing to leave the district rather than continue under this man, qualified people that KTJUSD can't afford to lose.
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