It's disingenuous of Elder So and So to tell that girl he would read her book if she read his. He has no intention of reading her book, and in fact, if the mission president found it while searching their room for contraband (Which yes they do) and found such a book he'd be in trouble.
@ Drunk Dummy, you might not want to use weed money starting up a business as the lightning rod for judging a business negatively, or you'd have to be mad at most local businesses up here.
However you feel about Eli, Redwood Curtain had nothing to do with this, and it is unfair to the other owner and its employees for people to stop patronizing that business. Also, Eli just gave up his stake in the business and now has no part of it.
Let's not tear down a local business because of this.
He won the felony jackpot. She's too cute for prison, some burly lady will love owning her
Here I am reading this on my lunch break at a Arcata business. My thoughts drift over the years to all the college kids who washed out, and all the people who got in, worked hard and stuck with it. Arcata is a town with a median age of like 25 and in or just out of college. That means the labor pool to draw from by and large came from privilege, moved straight out of mommy's house to go to college, and got money from mommy and daddy to help support them while they got C's and partied. Sometimes mommy gets upset and feels taken advantage of, and tells Junior that if he doesn't look for a job she's cutting him off. So he applies, gets a job, jerks around, and gets fired because "My boss hated me."
Add that to the possibility of making $20 an hour at a trim scene, and a just above minimum wage job full of rules and work sounds like crap to them.
On the other hand there are some business issues here that not appealing to any of us, like the Humboldt wage penalty, you know, where you would get paid more for doing the same job out of the area, but hey, it's Humboldt county you're told. You can work hard for many companies here and never be able to afford a house. Or that there are very few "career" jobs here. Sure, you work hard at the local salsa company or whatever, but is there any real upward mobility there? Where would you be in 15 years working there? Now your a supervisor and are making a few dollars more than the greenhorn and still living pay check to paycheck. None of us like that, but we have to suck it up and do it if we want to earn money legitimately and have a life in this county. None of those things drive college slackers to be hard working responsible employees either.
So it's a perfect storm creating a crappy labor pool. Gone are the days of getting a career job here, making a decent living and buying a home and living the American Dream or whatever. Homes go to SoCal retiree's, and jobs go to renters, who pay inflated rents thanks to the black market industry legit workers are trying to avoid.
I can see both sides, but there is no excuse for acting like an entitled wanker on the job. Grow up kiddies and learn to be responsible for your own lot, or you'll be a permanently crippled adult always waiting for family and friends to rush in and save you when you need it.
" But they have absolutely no right to ride roughshod over the legitimate property rights of their neighbors."
All they did was look into buying the property. That's it. Nobody said, including Cypress, that they had a "right to ride roughshod over the legitimate property rights of their neighbors." Cypress hadn't even got into developing a plan yet, and was open to community suggestion as they stated at the school. Does that sound like they felt they had the "right to ride roughshod" over neighbors?
So many assumptions were made over all this. Sad really.
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vol XXIV issue 49
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