Re: “#ThisIsAbsolutelyUs

Speak for yourself. Your former president was no better than your current president. One nation under an internet meme doesn't demonstrate enlightenment, either. In this country, a person has the right to be an asshole, as well as you have the right to do what you want. I don't waste my time with assholes.

"Nationalism is an infantile disease. It's the measles of mankind."

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Posted by Eh. on 08/18/2017 at 6:49 AM

Re: “In Defense of Silence

I wouldn't mind someone cranking music 24/7 as long as it is 4 minutes 33 seconds by John Cage. Anything else is intrusive. Good opening.

Posted by Frederik Kalor on 08/17/2017 at 8:18 AM

Re: “'Nibs' and 'The Taz'

"The Board of Supervisors are revealing their true colors"?

Humboldt County's Butcher, Baker and Candlestick Maker Supes have never had the leadership or courage to deviate from the direction big money dictates. This is their primary directive. Wealthy campaign contributors win most elections and have no use for intelligent naysayers that might interfere in their financial interests.

Locking up the indigent is fully funded. Problem solved. The Supes are busy unleashing Big Pot into our headwaters to finish the job Big Timber started. Not enough water? The policy is, "Don't Look, Don't Tell, No Problem".

Nothing has changed for poor Humboldt County.

In equal crimes unequal fates are found, when one swings the other's crowned.

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Posted by Cherise Cawley on 08/16/2017 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Rob Arkley Goes Back In Time

Haha not funny

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Posted by Sharon Ross Catlett on 08/14/2017 at 8:26 AM

Re: “Don't Live in a Murder House

This is such an articulate, beautifully expressed article. I thank you so much for saying what so many of us believe and know to be true. Give it back, it is stolen goods.

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Posted by Sylvia De Rooy on 08/13/2017 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Don't Live in a Murder House

This was a well-written column. Thank you for writing it.

"Genocide in Northwestern California: When Our Worlds Cried" by Professor Jack Norton should be taught in every single Humboldt County school. I wish Indian Press or HSU or someone could get the book into subsequent printing. It is a treasure. I still have mine all these years later.

There should be memorials to the genocide against not only the Wiyot, but the Hupa, Tolowa, Yurok, and other tribes. One good place for a memorial would be the Jacoby Storehouse and The Plaza. That's just for starters.

And, has the Clarke Museum returned all of the baskets and other regalia that Jack mentioned in his book and talked about in class so many years ago?

Regarding Jack, I wish more Humboldt County students could have been taught by him. I had him for several classes in what was then called an emphasis phase at HSU: "The Study of Genocide." Dr. Sam Oliner was another quality teacher in that emphasis phase, which was similar to a minor, since, if I recall correctly, HSU didn't issue minors then.

And, although I worked for Rob and like him, I respectfully disagree with him on this subject. The portion of the island that the city of Eureka owns should be turned over to the tribe. It would be one step in the coming to terms with the genocide of our Native American brothers and sisters. It's righting a historical wrong. One small step in what is needed on the North Coast, which has never really come to terms with the genocide and, later, the discriminatory and racist policies targeting generations of survivors and their children.

Lastly, thank you for pointing out the serial genocidal murderer, the "settler," "hunter" and "trapper" Seth Kinman.

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Posted by Glenn Franco Simmons on 08/13/2017 at 5:59 PM

Re: “Don't Live in a Murder House

Just because somebody has money doesn't mean they should be allowed to buy anything they want it's like being a spoiled child. They're no different. They're no better than any other person in Eureka they need to realize that. Give the land back to the rightful owner. It was stolen in the first place.

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Posted by Sharon Ross Catlett on 08/12/2017 at 3:48 PM

Re: “'Nibs' and 'The Taz'

I don't know this man or anything about him. But, the guy in that photo has the physical appearance of a severe alcoholic. If he is, that would explain a lot of the behaviors mentioned - unexplained absences, moodiness, apathy, etc etc. Just a thought.

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Posted by LocoGuy on 08/12/2017 at 1:39 PM

Re: “'Nibs' and 'The Taz'

Even if half of what's been reported about David Marcus is a half truth, it's painfully obvious he's a professional con-man who has swindled his way into a six-digit salary paid for by the public. By all accounts, he's a burden to his coworkers as well as an expense and a liability to everybody living in Humboldt County. There's simply no excuse for his continuing employment. The Board of Supervisors are revealing their true colors regarding their genuine care and concern for their own constituents.

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Posted by Prefer to remain anonymous. on 08/12/2017 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Besties on the Red Carpet

Can you let me know when Mikki, from MikkiMoves Real Estate, picture is up too? I know we took a picture too. Yay! Thanks for this night! It was fun,
Danielle Hale

Posted by Danielle Zimmerman Hale on 08/11/2017 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Jane Doe and the Rabbit Hole of Sex Trafficking

I believe one-day sex trafficking will be a thing of the past, but the government needs to do more. Laws need to be put in place to prevent such things from happening.

Posted by Women Like Us foundation on 08/11/2017 at 4:38 AM

Re: “Don't Live in a Murder House

I'll help. Let me know what I can do other than what I am now which is reminding people of the horrors of yesteryear for native Americans including the Wiyots.

Haven't we all had enough of rich fucks trying to control everything?
Here's a suggestion...call, write, visit the folks in Eureka who are involved with this ordeal. Let them know that we white and folks of color stand behind the Wiyots.
GIVE THEM WHAT BELONGS TO THEM. IT'S STOLEN PROPERTY.

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Posted by Mr. Geezer on 08/10/2017 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Eclipse 2017: Humboldt Sits on a Partial Path of Totality

With due respect to Ken Yanosko, a partial eclipse will never be life-changing. You'll never be the same after viewing a total solar eclipse.

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Posted by barryevans on 08/10/2017 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Don't Live in a Murder House

Excellent article

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Posted by Toni Brockington on 08/10/2017 at 10:30 AM

Re: “'Nibs' and 'The Taz'

Oh boy...

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Posted by ladynacage on 08/10/2017 at 9:30 AM

Re: “Ötzi the Iceman

Nothing quite as frightening as being totally determined by fate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G3bv_bp9W…

Posted by Robert Lockett on 08/10/2017 at 7:16 AM

Re: “The Last Days of the Budget Motel

Situated by the boarded up Budget Motel

The Royal Inn Motel Unsafe For Tourists Visiting Eureka
full of code violations and a magnet for police calls

We will avoid Eureka next time.

The Last Days of the Royal Inn Motel
Eureka City Manager Greg Sparks
DHHS Director Connie Beck close down this crime ridden tier two roach hotel.
http://www.times-standard.com/general-news/20141005/eureka-motels-receive-rankings-on-crime-related-calls

Trivago is still taking bookings for The Royal Inn Motel.
Trivago does not care about the public safety of their customers.
WE DID NOT FEEL SAFE. LEFT PROPERTY EARLY. DID NOT SLEEP. Cockroach ghetto hotel - Royal Inn Motel, Eureka, California, USA - Trivago booking - full of homeless. The hotel room smelt like a sewer. The Royal Inn Motel, Eureka is a very dangerous disgusting slum property full of pot smoking homeless people. The location is situated in a ghetto part of town. Did not feel safe. Left property early. Did not sleep.

The hotels surrounding the Royal Inn Motel are empty, boarded up and condemned! The hotel looked like a war zone! Trivago you should NOT be taking peoples money by advertising & sending anymore people there. No air-con in cockroach infested rooms, full of fleas, and flies dancing around fecal matter. The hotel room smelt like a sewer. Sheets and pillows full of stains and smelt of urine. The bullish East Indian staff did not speak English and refused to give a refund. Read the very negative online reviews on social media sites including Trivago from tourists like myself and my family who have unfortunately stayed at The Royal Inn Motel in Eureka, California, USA.

We demand a complete refund from Trivago.
Ruined our vacation.

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/travel/trivago.html

Posted by Dont Stay At The Royal Inn Motel, Eureka, California, USA on 08/09/2017 at 10:14 PM

Re: “Where Have the Birds Gone?

Utter nonsense.

Twenty five years ago Humb.Co. Planning Commissioner Denver Nelson called for water carrying capacity studies for our headwaters. At a minimum, certification for expected impacts on fresh water should be required prior to approval of ANY development, it's not brain surgery!

But OHHH NOOO, the "liberal", "progressive, "environmentalist", "back to the land", "low impact", "homesteaders" would have none of it!!!

NOT ONE SoHum resident bothers to testify in support for their "low impact" lifestyle in front of the Planning Commission and instead SoHum came out in force to partner with wealthy speculators and their "Humboldt Citizens for Property Rights" to lobby, (and win), the Planning Commission's uninterrupted right wing, political legacy of deregulation.

Congratulations Betty, you and the other SoHum "environmentalists" got what you wished for! Go ahead, put up that guest rental you always wanted and wire it up any damn way you want! Grow lots of pot!

We are experiencing the 6th largest biodiversity collapse and extinction event because of lost habitat and diminishing clean water. Yes, it's a slower loss than allowing continued clear-cutting, but the end result is indistinguishable.

Industrial Pot follows industrial timber because the folks living in our headwaters want to retain their ancient "Lockian" philosophy (John Locke), in effect, whoever can afford the deepest wells, fattest pipes and biggest pumps get the most water.

Until we extract ourselves from this 300 year old philosophy, Humb. Co. will continue down the identical path of rural SoCal 100 years ago...like most of the rest of the world...

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Posted by Sammy Ortiz on 08/08/2017 at 9:33 PM

Re: “DA Clears EPD in Hospital Death

I am shocked that epd cleared itself and the DA rubber stamped it.

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Posted by James Decker1 on 08/08/2017 at 9:04 PM

Re: “It's Watson for the Interim

I am extremely disappointed to see the NCJ and its usually highly competent reporter Linda Stansberry give Steve Watson an unchallenged venue to present a completely non-tested theory: "... that many of the homeless and transient people in Eureka were attracted to the area by the pot industry ... ."

HSU faculty would love to conduct scientific studies to test urban-legend "theories" such as this but governmental, law enforcement and media hostility to our region's largest multibillion-dollar industry is such that funding opportunities for large-scale social science research projects are severely constrained. A working assumption is that this social problem has deep and diverse causes likely rooted in economic and political practices over the last 70 years entirely unrelated to the emergence of a domestic cannabis industry in the 1980s. Examples include deindustrialization, with most manufacturing businesses moving abroad and then-Gov R Reagan's closing of most state mental health facilities, Etc.

The Journal/Stansberry should have tempered this Trumpian-level rant with sources working with the homeless or in the industry. Faculty at Humboldt State University's Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research are readily available for comment, if all else fails. Considering the high level of ad revenue the Journal receives from cannabis-related businesses, it is the least the citizens of Humboldt should expect.

Posted by Fred Krissman on 08/08/2017 at 8:30 AM

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