It's funny that it's the same people who always complain about freeloaders leeching the system through social services and draining our mutual resources...that are also the most adamant supporters (and money makers) of building the very infrastructure that creates and houses them.
The "marina center" is the same thing. A big thumbs down to both. They're horrible to be around in the city and they would do far more harm than good here.
Too much importance on how something is being said rather than what is being said. "Media"...the fucking lump sum word of all performance for now...is widening the disparage between thought, talk and action within "society"...the equally fucked lump some word of all people for now. The importance of words is growing to the point where all bases are thought to need covering in order to be understood, disclaimed, whatever. This is easily seen in larger lists of rules, stipulations, regulations, fine prints, etc. The metaphysical realm of our individual thoughts countains an active universe of words between people that has grown exponentially because of devices like cell phones and the internet, but the reality is reality proceeds with no complex interpretation necessary. I believe it's very counterproductive.
The more intelligent the animal, the easier it is to train...
I'll gladly answer your question…if you can't afford to remodel your home…drumroll….don't until you can. Please read the following carefully…
“evil corporation” is right…watch the documentary The Corporation, and please do so with an open mind. Home Depot is a flag waving corporation. Profits are their bottom line, outsourcing is their mode and PR is one of their specialties. You are wrong about their wages in that you're talking average, not mode. The list goes on and on…please watch the documentary and really think about the areas already with big box shopping centers. Arcata is featured in the movie. Arcata is proud to be anti-corporation, and is nationally held in higher regard than eureka largely because of actually practicing that mindset.
I'm tired of people like yourself saying eureka and it's suburbs are the pits. Like we're a bunch of mindless drones moping around going “woes me”. It's regurgitated rhetoric, plain and simple. It's how politicos push their own agendas. The overwhelming majority of us have jobs and are making ends meet. We love Humboldt and the forests around us. I'm certain the unemployement rate, in addition to being tied directly to the national scheme of things, is largely related to bad drugs. If you don't know the difference between good and bad drugs, you haven't done enough of either :P
Ask yourself, Uncle Al, what you LOVE most about Humboldt County. Home Depot is the antithesis of all that. They would never build a big box shopping center in the heart of napa, beverley hills, piedmont, pebble beach, occidental, etc….you know, “nice” places. Again, stop thinking eureka is some kind of wasteland. We need to be different and stick to it.
One doesn't travel to Italy to eat at McDonalds. It would be heartbreaking to get off the plane and see exaclty what you see everywhere in the united states. It would be bad enough to arrive in Humboldt County and the first thing you see is the last thing you saw leaving santa rosa.
Strengthen what we have, build from the inside out. Tourism is the way to go as far as promoting the area itself. That means making our area…KEEPING our area…unique. We've got a HUGE head start with our geography alone. Hank's idea about the Eureka Inn is spot-on. It needs to be the first and foremost place people think to stay when they pass through or visit. It's always been good to locality and unlike other chains is unique in location and architecture. Clean up the bad drugs. I believe it's well within the power of the police to curb circulation.
Etc. etc….if Home Depot is no big deal as you say, then it's no big deal that the idea of shoving one down our throats gets buried. Why even think of planting the seeds of urban sprawl…here…among the nationally renowned woodlands and small town pride of Humboldt.
To put a twist on the movie quote: If we DON'T build it, they will come.
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