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Re: “Sundberg's Chances to Take the Fifth and Why it Takes So Long to Count the Votes

This close race speaks volumes for elections corrupted by $.

How can a candidate fail to show up to a public debate, have (another) planning commissioner appointee resign in disgrace, and play the race-card, and yet remain a viable incumbent?

As long as the county elections office continues to report turnout as a percentage of registered voters instead of the more accurate potential voters, the public has NO IDEA just how endangered democracy has become.

According to media reports criticizing other "rogue" nation's poor turnout, U.S. residents should understand that our 30% turnout is also illegitimate representation...easily manipulated by the deepest pockets.

Posted by Marcus Hanley on 06/19/2018 at 2:26 PM

Re: “'Highway Robbery:' Drivers Allege Rohnert Park Police Illegally Seized Cannabis, Cash

FYI- Justin Buffington is the son of late Humboldt County Superior Court Judge John Buffington

Posted by poozle on 06/19/2018 at 1:57 PM

Re: “'Highway Robbery:' Drivers Allege Rohnert Park Police Illegally Seized Cannabis, Cash

Just taking a wild guess here. You are a str8 white male, yes?

If that's true or any part of it, you, obviously have never had much, if any, interaction with a cop. Especially problematic when out on a highway in the middle of nowhere with no witnesses.

One doesn't need to be carrying pot, speeding or 'crossing over lines' to be pulled over. There have always been 'speed traps' where local entities just rake in the cash while some cop orgasms over the thrill of power.

You can bet that anywhere cops do such horrendous things, they are well backed by an informed local political body be it city council, supervisors, mayors, and all the rest. These sort of things don't happen in a vacuum. They all love the free money and properties than can be 'legally' stolen.

Cops have always had a dubious reputation but the feces hit the fan when cops (think Mayberry) started receiving military combat equipment. Add that to mostly young, inexperienced, testosterone laden, nearly all white males to create and sustain a very toxic mix.

Perhaps the only way you, T.B., will finally realize the truth of which we write is when it happens to you or someone you know. Good luck with that.

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Posted by Mr. Geezer on 06/17/2018 at 10:29 AM

Re: “'Highway Robbery:' Drivers Allege Rohnert Park Police Illegally Seized Cannabis, Cash

In a county chuck full of chronic lawbreakers, scofflaws, and inebriates, it is really pretty comic to see complaints about "police malfeasance"...

The idea that sworn officers would purposefully hijack innocent citizens transporting drugs and cash seems pretty absurd, as does the assessment that "cops are the real thugs".

Wow, you folks have excuses for everything!

I don't believe a single statement made by Zeke Flatten, and the other guys mentioned above have pretty thin explanations.

I am waiting for some proof, proof of anything at all! Remember, it's not what you say, it's what you can prove in court!

None of these guys appear to have been charged, and they should be happy they are not involved in legal hassles.

As far as the reporters here, the story makes decent copy, but seems light on facts, and proof.

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Posted by Taurus Balzhoff on 06/17/2018 at 9:45 AM

Re: “'Highway Robbery:' Drivers Allege Rohnert Park Police Illegally Seized Cannabis, Cash

Where's the surprise?
Two thug cops don't get by with such blatant violations of law without all the rest of the department and city staff knowing exactly what's going on.
They are all thieves with badges.....and guns.
If someone challenges them, especially out in the middle of nowhere stuck on the side of the freeway, more than likely, that civilian would get shot ostensibly due to resisting arrest or 'I thought he had a gun' excuse that cops know always works these days.
Very little of the public cares...until they, family members, friends get hassled or worse by criminal cops.
I've never been involved in a dispute over pot but in an incident with a CA State Trooper, he lied his ass off right to the judge's face. I and my lawyer had sworn affidavits from doctors, nurses, hospital personnel and my own testimony that all completely contradicted the crooked, lying cop. You know what happened. The thug cop won the day...with a big shit-eating grin on his smug mug. OK, it was a smirk. Ya know, the kind we all saw on the assholes we went to high school with.
The whole system is rigged for everyone but rich bastards. The white ones, that is. Even being rich isn't protection for black guys against such lawless cretins.
All in all, I should be grateful I'm not a black guy. That cop bastard would have shot me and gotten completely away with it as they all seem to do time after time after time after time.
We have terrorists here in the USA. The carry badges and weapons.

Posted by Mr. Geezer on 06/14/2018 at 7:39 PM

Re: “'Highway Robbery:' Drivers Allege Rohnert Park Police Illegally Seized Cannabis, Cash

The police are the largest and most aggressive gang in the country. They get scared when their deeds get publicized; scared, armed gangbangers are very dangerous. And the cops you just exposed stand to lose more money than you make in 10 years. And they're still armed. Please, Kym and Sukie- watch your backs. If you are getting pulled over, call your colleagues. And tell us.

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Posted by SafetyThird on 06/14/2018 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Fake News

Keep your eyes on Russia and Alex Jones....while the domestic propaganda of 4 generations has become a trillion dollar annual ad industry and the message is unchanged:


Nothing has been a more effective intervention into child-rearing since the Nazi Youth Movement, propaganda so powerful that the collapse of the environment, economy and society have little impact.

The climate is changing faster than we are despite our "intelligence".

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Posted by Larry Winters on 06/07/2018 at 10:58 PM

Re: “A Caregiver's Final Act

Our tendency to judge the victim is part of the reason it's harder for them to admit they are in a bad relationship. It's hard enough to be in such a situation in the first place - the abusers are often very manipulative. If you see a friend or colleague who might need help, the best thing you can do is let them know you are concerned without judging.

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Posted by McKinleyvillan1 on 06/02/2018 at 10:47 PM

Re: “A Caregiver's Final Act

I can not believe a nurse would get involved with a man like that. M. Bishop, RN.

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Posted by Tomato Fertilizer on 06/01/2018 at 2:54 PM
Posted by dienachthexe on 05/18/2018 at 3:26 PM

Re: “What we did, and didn't, learn from the state's audit of skilled nursing facilities

good report is challenging to see that this corporation makes that kind of a profit, yet residents continually complain about care, lack of staff, etc....hopefully this will reverse in the near future, but I just don't see how one person (Shlomo) needs to make that type of a profit on the backs of our residents. He says he buys distressed facilities, etc., maybe instead of buying facilities he take that money and reinvest in the ones' he has....a shepherd doesn't keep adding sheep until he is able to care for the ones he already has!!!!!

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Posted by Snoozers on 05/11/2018 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Three Heads for Every Bed

To Six Rivers Solar.

Posted by Adam fiedler on 05/07/2018 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Supes Candidates Square Off in First Forums of Election Season

I will be in touch with both 5th district candidates. Either of them support a Social Services in McK. they lose my vote.
For those who feed, clothe and health care for the derelicts, you are enablers not saviors.

Posted by Mr. Geezer on 05/03/2018 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Genocide and Extortion

This information is very helpful and i thank u guys for putting this out there for everyone to see it. It shouldn't be forgotten

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Posted by Francis O'Neill on 05/03/2018 at 11:44 AM
Posted by Glenn Franco Simmons on 04/28/2018 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Supes Candidates Square Off in First Forums of Election Season

Good coverage...Madrone has my support!

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Posted by William Slade on 04/26/2018 at 8:43 PM

Re: “Subdividing Humboldt

In response to Sam1, who mentions that the owner cared nothing for the land. You know nothing of my father, and what he loved. That ranch was handed down from his father to his children. My father spent his entire life caring for the stewardship of that ranch and the production of cattle. He loved the land and his heritage. The only reason it had to be sold was to pay the huge death tax that was owned when he died in 1998. Your words are hurtful and needed to be addressed.

Posted by MaryA on 04/25/2018 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Exit Interview with Bill Damiano

Wow, an awesome perspective with no political motivation, how refreshing!

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Posted by CJ101 on 04/20/2018 at 7:41 AM

Re: “A Listicle to Save the World

Almost a quarter of the RCEAs energy mix and virtually all of its local so-called renewable energy comes from biomass. To give you an idea how harmful it is, several major health organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Lung Association, are officially opposed to biomass electric generation based on public health and climate concerns.

The biomass plants supplying the RCEA are our countys largest stationary sources of several carcinogenic pollutants, including benzene. They are also large emitters of short-term climate pollutants such as black carbon, as well as fine particulate matter (PM2.5), the pollutant most closely linked to serious health outcomes and premature deaths in hundreds of studies. The RCEA is paying Humboldt Redwood Company a $3.7 million dollar (and growing) premium annually for this filthy power.

The RCEA only got the political backing it needed to form the CCE by selling it as a subsidy program for the timber industry. Their board largely sees their role as one of protecting the interests of the timber industry, rather than their rate payers. The cost of real, clean renewables is going down, while the RCEA is throwing money at the timber industry.

When the RCEA first took over from PG&E last year, the amount of solar in the mix actually went down from 11% to 5% (more recent figures are around 9%). Yet their marketing materials featured sweeping panoramic vistas of solar panels, implying the opposite.

While the RCEA does do some good things for the community, there are serious questions that need to be raised about the CCE program. The local media needs to stop helping the RCEA greenwash its image, and instead examine more critically what is really going on.

Posted by Pollution Stinks on 04/19/2018 at 4:54 PM

Re: “The Humboldt 35

In response to my aunt, my mother (Leanne C. Eller)'s missing persons case along with the many others in Humboldt need to be taken to more counties around the area. More posters! Me being in Santa Cruz, I can talk to the police dept's here, and find the right communities that care and will be able to do something. Just because we aren't able to arrest a possible suspect ourselves doesn't mean we can't share our thoughts and connections about them, but keep it blunt and not confuse others. That is probably our main proplem of why things in Humboldt are not properly taken care of, it's too damn confusing because we're scared and feel like it's all a burden on us. Not to mention, lots of things in Humboldt are settled without help from the law. That's how it was, and that's how people try to keep it, but things need change. Keep yourself protected, your words mean more than actions! The way you speak your mind is the key to helping people understand your side.

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Posted by Kirah Wilks on 04/17/2018 at 12:19 AM

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