@ Literate 8:46 pm thank you, you just proved my point that nobody can read. Wow, you need to double check yourself. Hilarious.
Let me help you out:
People in comments said he was on the city council and said they were going to show up mad to a meeting.
I said, he's not on the city council
You said Nuh uh he's on the planning commisssion
People can't read, then get all pissed off. 2 Corrections that are glaring from these comments: 1 he is not on the Arcata city council. 2 he was not the co-owner of Lost Coast so the guy who said he'd never go to Lost Coast again for lunch needs to wise up.
After I found out that this mentally ill old man just kicked a sign, it kind of bothered me that this woman felt she needed to "Slam" him down and drag him back like a worthless piece of meat. There's so many mentally ill old homeless people walking around down there, and I guess any time they are yelling and knock over a sign it's OK to go kick their ass and feel big about it.
This old guy didn't hurt anyone, and got his ass kicked and arrested. Poor old crazy dude. If he hurt someone it would be different.
Basically Sean, these were questions that I've been gathering over the past months, and I appreciate the opportunity to ask you directly. I'm not sure we will ever agree on everything. I hope that in the future you will see that things are in fact being done in a conscientious and right way, and that the intentions have always been to do it as such. And that once you see with your own eyes that things are good, peace can be had. We all live together in this tiny town, and things should remain friendly.
Goat cheese and community farming should be allies breaking down the industrial American diet. I know you like to categorize Cypress as industrial, but goat cheese is still small time in America, and as cheese companies go, by pounds produced, Cypress is still small. Also, all the cheese is as hand made as it ever was. Anyway, without going on and on...
I wish you the best, I've always appreciated Tule Fog Farms offerings, and I shall say good evening.
I guess my questions are, first, why do you refer to the Q St. property as farm land, when nobody has ever farmed it. It has been a dairy for 150 years. I feel that is misleading people.
My second question is, since there is so much open former dairy Ag land, or as you call it, farm land out on the bottoms, why not focus your energy on turning that into actual farm land? Do you really want to put a farm up against the North wall of the Q St building?
Third question, if I drive by the Gilardoni property this weekend will I see you out there putting hoe to soil for the agricultural incubator? I feel like you guys lost interest in that after Cypress dropped it. That's a much better place to farm than the shaded North side of our building. Why not put your energy into the Gilardoni project and show us the grand potential of the bottoms farm land?
Also, I guess it did feel personal when you were screaming Murderer and people dumped goat poop all over the place. I don't know, how would you feel?
An Open Letter to Sean Armstrong.
Dear Mr. Armstrong,
You don't know of me, but I know of you. Let me introduce myself. I live here in Arcata, I get all my food from an Arcata CSA, the Farmers Market, and the local food stores. I'm a leftist politically. I ride my bike to work weather permitting. I've worked on the CR Organic farm in Shively, a farmstead cheese outfit here in Humboldt, and 8 years ago, I became an employee of Cypress Grove. I love making cheese.
I've kept quiet throughout this whole thing. Since you mention hurt feelings, and since we are having an emotional moment here, I'd like to say that I too have some hurt feelings. I feel hurt and somewhat offended that you would think that I would EVER work for a company that wanted to house thousands of goats in a windowless torture box, or plot to murder neighborhood children. I would never work for a company that ran a cruel confined feed lot, or mistreated animals in any way.
I feel like you have jumped to awful conclusions and refused to accept any assurances to the contrary. I feel like you have contributed to the sentiment of a small group of people that think Cypress is evil. I am not evil, Mr. Armstrong, and I swear on my honor that I would never be employed by a company that was.
I wish you had started off with more civility, not gone straight to angry doomsday mongering. I wish you had taken the time to get to know us better. You would have found that we too are your neighbors (I live a few blocks away from Cypress). We too care about the environment, animals, and our community.
I don't know why you took it to such an angry place so fast. I do know that a spoonful of honey gathers more flies than a gallon of vinegar. You might try that next time, and find that people are open to your concerns, suggestions, and worries. I appreciate that you mention you will try to be less sarcastic, because there is no need for that kind of discourse. If Cypress was a fraction of the way you view it, I would quit. Please, let us procede with kindness and good intentions. Please.
This job is my financial security in a county with very few career choices. We are good people here, please try and see that.
Wow, you are soooooooo far off base I don't know where to start. First, drop the foolishness about children being killed by goats. Seriously? Wow. Wow. My mind is blown. I want you to go read my previous post again.
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