It would be nice if they offered a couple of specials so it's not the same menu everytime. After a few times we found it kind of boring, however good the food it. And it is.
I give him three years and he's outta here.
Brian- we don't change who is in SHU and for how long for them. We do it for ourselves, to have a society that is civlized and does not allow torture. And what Heidi describes meets the threshold of torture and then some. No way anyone should be consigned to more than maybe some weeks in a SHU without due process and a chance to appeal. I'm ashamed of our state for allowing these conditions to exist.
PETA wants to end the keeping of all domestic animals. As Carrie wrote, they believe that a "good death" is preferable to "slavery". They have never accomplished a thing that can possibly compensate for the thousands and thousands of healthy, adoptable animals they've killed and the lies they tell.
Nathan Winograd knows what he's talking about (Read "Redemption") and this story should have been about him and the public support of the No Kill movement in animal sheltering, not a cultish organization run by a certifiable nutjob who likes to kill animals.
There's nothing inherently "great" or morally superior about veganism, either. I'm an unapologetic mindful ominvore, but I only eat meat I can source. Local beef from grassfed cattle and local eggs from local free-range chickens are perfectly reasonable things to eat.
When asked why he was a vegetarian, a well-known Buddhist teacher said "because cows scream louder than carrots". His point was that ALL life is sentient and that how much is a matter of degree, so any line that is drawn is arbitrary. One can eat meat and choose to not support cruelty.
People should definitely support our local shelters and rescues because none of the money they might give to PETA or the H$U$ ever goes to support local groups.
As many of us who have been concerned with animal welfare issues for many years always say "WHY is anyone still listening to PETA?"
Having been to Mongolia seven times now, I can confidently say that traditional Mongolian food isn't the least bit boring. The meat is excellent, all grass-fed, of course. The dairy is beyond wonderful. Best in the world. Sometimes simple is better. Sounds like any meal I've had in a Mongol herder's ger was better than this place serves. At least none of it has ever made me sick and that includes the airag (fermented mare's milk).
It's a hoot to go to BD's Mongolian BBQ in Ulaanbaatar (given that, yes, it's Chinese in origin) and see the place filled with Mongols.
I can't begin to say how utterly disgusting this is, that Humboldt County's women should be dependent on Catholic-run hospitals for their care, which get to hide behind religion and pick and choose what "services" to offer. It should be illegal for any hospital to refuse to perform a legal procedure. The fact that they can do this to every woman, not just the ones who are Catholic, makes it even more outrageous.
I was involved in Eureka Main Street from the very beginning and ended up as chair of the Design Committee which administered the Facade Grant program described in the article, along with serving on the board of directors and, in fact, designing the Main Street logo.
That experience, seeing almost 3 dozen old buildings fixed up and painted during the course of three years, was a wonderfully memorable and rewarding time for me, along with working with the great group of volunteers who also served on the committees and board.
Cindy is one of the most under-appreciated people in our community. Redevelopment did well for Eureka, working as it was intended to. I wish her the best in whatever the future brings and thank her sincerely for everything she's done. I really enjoyed working with her.
I grew up in Eureka and can remember what "Two Street" was like...dead and dying. There was nothing attractive or charming about scrap metal yards, weed and garbage-strewn vacant lots, boarded-up and disintegrating buildings and a waterfront that the public had no access to. But unlike many, I never thought the solution was to tear down the old, so I was thrilled when the fix-up began and proud to play a small part in the process.
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vol XXIV issue 49
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