Jeff Muskrat 
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Re: “Arcata Sesquicentennial

That is great! I love the bra.

Can we swap the statue of murderous McKinley in Arcata with the Totem Pole in Mckinleyville inspired from a non-local native culture? (Not to put down Duane or anything, I think he did a great job on it.)

Posted by Jeff Muskrat on 09/14/2008 at 6:22 AM

Re: “Feds Back In Town

That's really sad. Let's pray for them and their families.

Posted by Jeff Muskrat on 09/03/2008 at 5:41 AM

Re: “What Now, Treesitter?

To top it all off, I read in another article that Mike Jani has been carrying around a piece of Gypsy's clothing for years since he learned of his death. Doesn't anyone else find that statement creepy? Why would Jani say that, aside from a shameful public relations stunt?

Posted by Jeff Muskrat on 09/01/2008 at 12:46 PM

Re: “What Now, Treesitter?

Let’s hear it for ALL of the HUNDREDS of unsung heros and heroines that were crucial to the successes of Nanning Creek and Fern Gully over the past 3 to 6 years. Most importantly, let’s remember the Legacy of Humboldt’s Forest Defenders over the past two decades, and pay our respects to those who have given their lives for our trees, such as Jungle and Gypsy. Everyone knew the Nanning and Fern Gully THP’s would eventally time out and expire. That was the minor goal. The major goal was to permenantly protect these areas, aside of course from token verbal promises from a salesman representing a greenwashed corporation that is still clearcutting on steep slopes and using herbicides. How is that a victory? And what kind of COMPROMISE is that for an EarthFirster!? Nothing has been set in stone as far as permenant protections for these two groves. If HRC was serious about saving the last large stands of Old Growth left on Old PL property, they would take permenant steps to protect the future of these groves. Those who are concerned about the future of these two groves would demand permenant protection from this "feel good" greenwashed company's ploy. And you all bought it, just like a lemon used car that breaks down later down the road. MRC came to Humboldt to make money. When the importance of profit shifts from their current focus on public relations, they will change their greenwashed tune. Don't get me wrong, the glass is half full and we should all be proud of this victory. But HRC and MRC are not what they appear to be. Profits are their focus, not trees. See you for the 5-7 year THP renewal reunion.

Posted by Jeff Muskrat on 08/30/2008 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Rogue Nuke Truck Closes 36

I was under the impression that it was against Federal Regulations to transport nuclear material, the reason that Yucca Mountain is still "empty".(supposedly)

Posted by Jeff Muskrat on 08/30/2008 at 9:34 AM

Re: “The NCJ Wrap

No worries, Hank.

True, I did imply that the MRC plan is the best plan on the table. However, I do not agree with all of the practices on MRC. I personally feel that the Nature Conservancy plan was slightly less "evil" than the MRC plan, but I was recently surprised to discover that even the Nature Conservancy has issues in regards to promoting herbicide use(See "The New Greenscare" on the HFD blog).

The issue is the same for any form of dissent, ie. the war, election fraud, etc. The maninstream media has spin doctored much of our so called "news". During this era of "global consciousness", fears of environmental collapse often dominate the mainstream and alternative news, general programming, movies, etc.

Corporations are cashing in on the newest fad of green doublespeak, to sell things like cars, gasoline and even promote issues of local interest, such as "sustainable forestry".

In this frantic and confusing atmosphere, public perception is easily swayed. Afterall, many Americans(including myself, sadly and regrettably)were duped into voting for Bush after the 9/11 attacks, believing that Iraq was somehow liable. The media fueled that fire which tricked citizens to support an illegitamate war, which has turned into an inferno over the past five years.

I also feel that public perception of "environmentalists" can be misconcieved for being "hard to please", as in regards to regulations and restrictions towards industries that affect our environment. This is not true. I feel we have more focus and attention for the nitty gritty details, than much of the general public.

Don't get me wrong, I'm stoked about the possiblities of Charles Hurwitz getting the boot out of Humboldt. This is an event that I feel everyone in Humboldt and beyond would appreciate. However, I along with Karen Pickett and many other concerned "environmentalists", remain skeptical.

We may all win this battle, but who's to say we won't still be at war?

PS. Thank you Hank, Heidi, and everyone else at the NCJ for bringing the voice of the community in the open for public debate and interpretation. The NCJ brings me hope(most of the time)that freedom of speech does exist in our local media and I feel that the NCJ is the last local mainstream outlet for real news and issues untainted by Arkley(besides the press machine, I heard the NCJ is printed at the Eureka Reporter). Kudos to the NCJ!(no sarcasim implied)

Posted by Jeff Muskrat on 03/30/2008 at 3:39 PM

Re: “The NCJ Wrap

I did not state that the MRC plan was the best option.(http://www.northcoastjournal.com/032708/towndandy0327.html)
I stated that they are the lesser of the evil plans on the table.

I hope the MRC means what they say(even though it is vague and confusing) about not cutting old growth. MRC still utilizes herbicides(think of our water and fish), they clearcut(traditional or sustainable, a clear cut is what it is) and they plan to use helicopters for timber removal(can you say "steep slopes slide" three times really fast?)

Please visit our blog http://humboldtforestdefense.blogspot.com/
for more info regarding the bankruptcy.

We are celebrating a recent and major victory. The "Bonanza" THP(home of "Spooner" in Nanning Creek near Scotia) expires this fall. PL neglected(forgot, gave up, etc.) to file for an extension before the deadline. Thank you to all who have helped in this noble endeavor. We couldn't have done it without the sitters, the setters, the community and other friends of trees.

Who says Treesitiing doesn't work?

Posted by Jeff Muskrat on 03/28/2008 at 9:52 AM

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