Back in my day, we always referred to the Ocean Grove as the Open Grave.
Regarding the swastika, it has been used by many cultures for over 3,000 years, it is older than the Egyptian ankh. Some Native American tribes used it. It has been used to symbolize the sun, luck, strength and power. In the early 1900's, it was the official symbol of the German Gymnastics Club. It was also displayed on the shoulder patches of a US Army Unit during WW I. It adorns many Buddhist temples and pagodas throughout southeast Asia. Maybe one of the craftsmen who built Benbow was a German Buddhist gymnast.
AMUSEDATTHEINSANITY: well said, very well said. Most of the posts here are frightfully vindictive. Arcata's true colors are on full display. Scratch the surface of it's eco-groovy facade, and you will find angry, hateful, vengeful, vicious people. If this guy had burned down a grow house he was operating, endangering the lives of scores of neighbors and firefighters, you wouldn't hear a peep from the "community." Arcata, thy name is hypocrisy.
Ms. Ashley: you'll take my meat away when you pry a delicious burger from my cold, dead fingers. A lack of protein is making you crazy.
I've always respected the Women in Black. Their silent vigils reflect dignity and grace. Kudos to Ms. Rain, for resisting the attempt, by a more vocal, dues-collecting cadre, to infiltrate their group. I would hate to see WIB morph into a clownish army of costumed, disruptive, attention seekers, a la, Code Pink.
EPIC is, and always has been, an Enviro-scam. It is a law firm that knows how to work the system. It's lawyers mine environmental law, looking for gold. EPIC sucks money from free enterprise, and taxpayers. EPIC chases ambulances that don't exist. It sounds like Judge Reinholtsen gave EPIC the smackdown it deserves. It is about time.
Oh my God, Christian Capitalists. My worst nightmare. We're all gonna die!
Would it have been okay with Mr. Austin, if a Wiccan Warlock had offered prayers and blessings toward the the success of the business? Maybe a psychic, or a feng shui expert, should have been on board to bless the proceedings. Surely that would be politically acceptable to Mr. Austin.
The Constitution demands the separation of Church and State. It does not separate religion from business. The Constitution guarantees the right to free association. I don't care if a business bases its code of conduct on the teachings of Jesus Christ, or on the teachings of Randi the Magician, just give me a good product at a fair price.
If you don't like a particular business, don't shop there, but don't impose your concept of what is "just" or "fair" on me, or infringe on my right to spend my dollar where I choose.
This was a well-written, "just the facts, ma'am" article. No bias, little to no spin. See, you can do it if you try.
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