So, is there a giant blob of plastic floating in the Mid-Pacific, or not?
This report also states zip about the biodegradable soy plastic-bags being used for the last 10 years in the EU. BMW chassis are also soybeans!
Nothing about what makes plastics extremely toxic as they naturally decompose after 100 years in landfills and water?
Soy beans and soy-product manufacturing would be a perfect industry on the North Coast if we started to elect green leadership.
Rex Bohn's supervisor campaign was the most corrupt in living memory. The second most corrupt was Rex Bohn's city council race.
This was the first time, and second time in local history that a campaign had phony organizations endorsing them.
Bohn don't know nuttin 'bout it.
Unfortunately, if you were not in that room, nor read the local coverage of her presentation....you'll have to wait until the next election before you'll see any relevant coverage of issues that should, indeed, have us all in "emergency mode".
The other half of eligible U.S. voters might start to register if they new how many foreclosures and illness-related bankruptcies their were in their neighborhood each week...they might like to know that every measurable category of the environment, society and the economy remain in free-fall...except for the predator industries that saturate our communities.
It's the "jobs and growth" the politicians have been promising us!
Comments by "Cat" and "Ed Voice" illustrate why the blogs are so popular.
Had local media routinely informed citizens about the illegal exportation of water by the Garberville Sanitation District, it might have stopped long ago....if it is true.
Since the local Sheriff Dept. couldn't/wouldn't investigate who vandalizes the water monitors on the Mattole River....they should have welcomed the Feds to enforce the law, right??
Something's missing from this story!
"Hamilton hopes to mobilize people so effectively that 'if you spill dirt in the river and put a straw in, you’re going to get complaints from your neighbors, you’re going to get snitched on.'"
I thought they were already mobilized by HumCPR and just won a major political upset with Estelle Fenell?
These new supervisors will get the ball rolling, right? Why not interview one?
No one from S.Hum.'s largest property rights organization was interviewed? No interview with Denver Nelson, the only Planning Commissioner advocating for decades for water carrying capacity studies? Will Nelson survive the newest annointees by the Development community: Bohn, Fennell, Bass and Sundberg? Does ANYTHING potentially impact property rights more than water depletion?
This same scenario has played-out worldwide...it occurred in SoCal 75 years ago! The new documentary by Erin Brokovitch, "Last Call At The Oasis" reports the alarm by numerous scientists over the disappearance of fresh, clean water.
Grandfather-in current developments and change the rules immediately...no more Olympic pools, no more vineyards, pot farms, man-made lakes and trout farms, no more livestock using tributaries as beds and trails, no more roads, no more developments! we need immediate codification of low-impact lifestyles well-known by a few homesteaders.
No money for investigation and enforcement??
Broaden the scope of the current war on pot...they already have the man power, equipment and funding.
What's more important?
It's up to Individual citizens scrambling to survive to sue elected officials for answers.
Bohn's lips are sealed...as they were in 2004, the last time his campaign benefited from corrupt, phony front-group mailers and TV spots.
This time, 6 of them put him over the top.
Slate-mailers are common. Participants pay a small percentage of the overall costs carried by the organization.
Phony front-groups are not common. It takes a deep-pocket perpetrator pretending to be a "grass roots organization" who pays the full cost. In fact, Bohn is the only candidate to ever give them the green light.
The real story missed by every media source in this election is how this unethical tactic was seen as an outrage and investigated by the NCJ in 2004, for front-page coverage....
....relegated to the blogs in 2012.
If the public were routinely informed about the depths to which the development community is willing to sink, the actual costs of their deceptions, while reporters demand answers from the candidate-beneficiaries, many more citizens might actually begin to turn-out to vote.
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Dec 1, 2016
vol XXVII issue 48
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