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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: “Warren Creek Pumpkin Patch

The pumpkin patch address is 1171 mad river rd arcata.

Posted by Humble Bumble on 10/25/2016 at 8:40 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: “Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival

This film festival is presented by TRUEntertainment. If you have any questions pls call 707/840.6067.

Posted by andy on 10/24/2016 at 2:16 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

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

John 1, those polls specifically asked about prop 64 and not the general question of "do you support marijuana legalization, yes or no?" You can try to deny that all you want as prohibitionists often do end up resorting to denial. This law is just as good and in some ways better than the 4 legalization laws already approved and will also greatly weaken the federal prohibition as well. I'm not listening to the "wait for a better law" line that is almost a decade old now and will also be around again the next time a chance to legalize would come along. The only regrettable thing here is maintaining prohibition and allowing the failed policy of prohibition to continue on instead of weakening it.

Polls that specifically ask about prop 64:

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Posted by superstorm250 on 10/21/2016 at 4:49 PM

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

Edit: *Critical Race Gender & Sexuality Studies* :)

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Posted by Peach Loathe on 10/21/2016 at 4:19 PM

Re: “McKinleyville Man Abducted in Niger

I will pray for Jeff Woodke.

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Posted by Carol Weaver on 10/21/2016 at 3:46 PM

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

Worst "legalization" scheme ever pushed at California! And pushed this time by a team of cannabis hating Big Wigs...Dr Donald The Lying Man Lyman and Newsom both detest cannabis and consider daily smokers as the addicts this type of legalization will cure. Newsom's fantasy is that his young daughter can grow up in California and never have to smell Marijuana...not he promotes this Legal-Lies 64 bs. Is anyone really paying attention? Guess we'll know in 3 weeks.

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Posted by Patrick Moore on 10/21/2016 at 3:19 PM

Re: “Vote No for a Safer Community

Wow this letter is filled with nonsense. These arguments have been debunked for years, and even if they were true, it still doesn't mean cannabis should remain illegal for adults. Its as if these guys don't realize cannabis has been used for decades in Humboldt. It isn't being introduced now.
The reason there is crime around cannabis is because its illegal. Many of those problems go away in a regulated market. Of course it would also mean Humboldt will need a whole lot less cops. That is why these police are afraid of the change.
There is no place that has re-legalized cannabis that is ever going to go back. States are making millions of dollars. Humboldt has the potential to be the Napa Valley of cannabis. Even if this law isn't perfect, it will keep thousands of people from being hassled for a victimless crime. It will free up police to worry about real crime. It will make your county millions of dollars. It will keep more cannabis away from children then what we have now.It will create a new industry that will employ thousands of people. Vote YES.

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Posted by adaminoregon on 10/21/2016 at 12:23 PM

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