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Re: “Charter School Rift

I did not see one comment in defense of traditional government schools. Charter schools are clearly preferred by engaged parents. There will be some segregation here. The parents who aren't aggressive about education will leave their kids in the traditional government schools. One last thing, please stop shooting the messenger.

Posted by Garrett Coonrod on 01/26/2013 at 8:05 AM

Re: “Stand Up and Paddle

I believe that the directions for public access at Woodley Island directs people to the Humboldt Yacht Club dinghy dock. Please be respectful if using the dock for entering the bay. The club uses its private funds to build and maintain those docks.

Posted by Garrett Coonrod on 10/27/2012 at 2:24 PM

Re: “Peeps Ain’t Corps

It is too bad that there are so many skeptics of corporations and capitalism. There has never been a system that has raised so many people from poverty EVER. Sure there are problems but there is no utopia. We are so far from "unregulated capitalism" that it isn't even funny. The tax code has thousands of pages that regulate capitalism and even pick economic winners and losers through tax breaks and loopholes. In true capitalism GM would have went bankrupt and been restructured. If you want a more just capitalism then you must vote with your dollar and not support the bad actors.

Posted by Garrett Coonrod on 09/12/2012 at 8:34 AM

Re: “Peeps Ain’t Corps

The reality is it shouldn't matter how much money one side or the other spends on their propaganda. People who vote based on the propaganda are the problem. Why is it the corporations, environmental groups, or unions fault that so many of our citizens choose to be ignorant?

Posted by Garrett Coonrod on 09/08/2012 at 9:10 AM

Re: “Ersatz Democrats?

I think we all want sustainable jobs. But I think you listed true democratic principles in the wrong order "sustainable jobs, responsible land use planning and long-range environmental protection.". Reverse these and you will have what appears to be the values of the majority of the local citizens, who are democratic. Can you name some industry that local democrats support that will fit into the matrix? Can you rally have all three? Sounds like a utopia to me. The only industry that I hear about is tourism and that doesn't bring living wage jobs.

Posted by Garrett Coonrod on 05/04/2012 at 6:49 AM

Re: “Dem Schism

One of the biggest problems with blogs is all that everyone is “anonymous”. Please have some courage and use your real names and use something constructive to promote your argument. In my opinion, politicians put themselves into a box by putting a D or R in front of their name. People who are truly objective don’t have a party line to tow.
“In this county you’re not going to get anywhere if you don’t have the ‘D’ after your name,” Eureka resident Pam Service recently told the Journal. It seems to me that citizens of the north coast pride themselves in being open minded, objective people. How objective can you be if only a ‘D’ can win an election?

Posted by Garrett Coonrod on 04/26/2012 at 5:58 PM

Re: “The Death of Redevelopment

I just don’t see how it is the function of government to hand out money to benefit private companies. Bayfront one will benefit private citizen financially and the fisherman’s terminal is being used mostly by one large private fishing company. The city, county, or state should not be in the business of picking financial winners and losers. How many privately funded developments have been shot down in the past decade on the waterfront? Remember, the money being handed out by redevelopment agencies isn’t someone else’s money, it is your money.

Posted by Garrett Coonrod on 03/31/2012 at 8:18 AM

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