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Re: “The Evangelist

Posted by Ken Cindy Tedesco on 07/22/2014 at 12:16 AM

Re: “Tax Delinquent Arkley Properties Paid Off in Eleventh Hour

Payment plan for Mr Moneybags? Wow, times must be REALLY tough.

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Posted by Humboldt Hunny on 07/20/2014 at 1:01 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: “My House is Your Hotel

I know this market has helped our maid service here at

Posted by William A Hardwick on 07/19/2014 at 11:24 PM

Re: “Big Trees

Heidi Walters: I was bothered to see your use of the expression "gang of four". I created that as an anything but positive descriptive label when I was writing about the four Supervisors, Fennell, Bohn, Sundberg and Bass,and their destruction of the GPU. Judy Hodgson then used it when speaking about the same issue, which I totally appreciated. For you to now feel it's something that can be slapped onto anything is disturbing. In doing so you not only rip off someone elses words but you reduce the original intended impact of the phrase to nothing. A good writer doesn't need to help themselves to anothers words. I can only hope you haven't started a trend that will result in destroying the impact of my words. In closing, the use of that descripyive in your article made little sense. Why dub the biologists as "the gang of four"? There was no purpose or meaning, you were just using my words with the idea that you perhaps thought that made you sound clever. Not.

Posted by Sylvia De Rooy on 07/19/2014 at 4:15 PM

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: “Lisa Rossbacher's First Day on Campus

I hope I'm wrong and we see major changes in campus administration instead of the usual appointment of women to high ranking positions for their commitment to the status quo....for 75% of her male predecessor's compensation.

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Posted by Jerry Stewart on 07/18/2014 at 11:58 PM

Re: “State of Jefferson

"The one thing that we learned is that politics is a poison pill," Benzonelli said. "We do not take sides."

"Poison Pill"???
"Don't take sides"???

How can a "reporter" settle for such nonsense without a followup question???

Heidi delivered a memorable dose of political vitriol against Eureka City Council Candidate Chris Kerrigan during the democratic endorsement event at the Labor Temple just six months ago.

Heidi's political support put Supervisor Bass over the top in a close election.

It is the legacy of developer-backed candidates like Bass that built Eureka into the liabilities, dangerous streets, infrastructure deficits, understaffed police, and their resistance against quality of life issues like smart growth, tree-lined streets, affordable downtown housing, mixed-use, mixed income planning, that chased away capital investment and the families whose children needed Jefferson school in the first place.

"Water under the bridge" my ass.

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Posted by Jerry Stewart on 07/18/2014 at 11:51 PM

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: “Unsealed

Rick and I had a conversation in his home a few days before with Vinnie standing in the living room where we were sitting, in which Rick said to me while looking at Vincent " if he's mentally ill why isn't he on medication?" he was referring to his brother Lance. We both looked up at Vincent who just stood staring at us. He rarely spoke. Now it seems that it was Vincent who was mentally ill and on no medication. Rick and I didn't have a clue

Posted by catnmandy on 07/18/2014 at 8:01 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: “Unsealed

this isn't true. Rick had no money..he didn't pay Vinnie $10 an hour.

Posted by catnmandy on 07/18/2014 at 7:48 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

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