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Re: “Awash in Debt, Loleta Cheese Factory is Shuttered After 38 Years

Very well written and researched article. A different view than many of the other articles written on the Cheese Factory's situation.
Thank you, well done!

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Posted by Inter Rested on 12/14/2019 at 12:19 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Health Officials: New HIV Cases Cause of Concern

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Posted by John Dwayne on 12/14/2019 at 7:45 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Health Officials: New HIV Cases Cause of Concern

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Posted by Rose daniel on 12/13/2019 at 4:05 PM

Re: “'Football Needs to Die a Natural Death'

Football is definitely a very dangerous sport. I have played the sport for nearly a decade and concussions are the biggest concern with it. The main issue is the fact that coaches are not putting in enough time on teaching correct tackling form. I am playing at football at the College of the Redwoods, and we barely tackle at practice because coaches are afraid about injuries. The problem with that is that when it comes to games, we are not fully prepared and may tackle incorrectly. Leading with the head is common because players feel invincible due to having a helmet, which is the main cause of concussions.

The beautiful thing about football is that it brings people together, this is important in a time of such diversity and opposition. It creates great bonds and teaches you great life lessons. Yes, there could be other alternatives but they don't bring people together like football does. Look at NFL, college or even some high school stadiums, they get packed. Sometimes its better to watch this "gladiator sport" if it helps society come together.

Posted by Estevan Salazar on 12/13/2019 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Eureka's 'Moonshot' Program Aims High

This is ridiculous.
I live by the airport I do not want small rocket testing.

And they have tried to bring in other airlines several times and it never works.
If their trying to bring business into Eureka how about they do some things that impact Eureka and not McKinleyville!!!!!

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Posted by DenisePO on 12/13/2019 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Eureka's 'Moonshot' Program Aims High

Rocket testing??? Am I the only one who thinks rocket testing near communities of living people and creatures is a BAD thing????

And, un, giving $500 to each resident each month? Those would be for the people who move here to work on these privately funded rockets? What about the people already living here who struggle making rent each month?????

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Posted by Karee James on 12/12/2019 at 11:08 PM

Re: “To Wind Mill or Not to Wind Mill?

Folks:
OFFSHORE WIND
It is the FAR better option.
And Coming to Humboldt soon.
See NCJ archives for info on RCEA 'Offshore Wind Project'
In development & coming in 2024. 150 MW 20 turbines
& that's just to start.
It's big & makes Terra-Gen irrelevant.
And doesn't have the issues of onshore wind.....
Offshore wind, is of course far offshore in deep water.
And guess what? Humboldt offshore is rated at the top as worldwide
wind resource!! It's truly a goldmine at our doorstep.
It's what we SHOULD be talking about!!!
This has been NCJ cover story and in the news....has everyone
FORGOTTEN about this????
I guess so, as otherwise Terra-Gen would have been dismissed as a side show long ago.
And, for a larger overview of impact of Offshore Wind worldwide:
Google : cnn offshore wind
IT. IS. A. GAME. CHANGER. For Energy & Climate!!!!!
The Climate Crisis is basically an Energy Crisis
And Offshore Wind technologies can now go a great way to solve it!!
Let's get up to speed Humboldt & go for the REAL thing!

Posted by CurtisC270 on 12/12/2019 at 8:45 PM

Re: “Crosswinds

Dear Jay, Here's the data: https://ww2.energy.ca.gov/almanac/renewabl… .........If you look at Terra Gen's net production it is usually less than 30% of the turbines rated output. Wind blows real good in Tehachapi. I live on the Lost Coast. The wind only blows well here certain times of the year. There's a lot more wind offshore. Sun shines quite a bit. Lots of folks live off the grid out here and the grid goes down on a regular basis so we know how to manage. As far as lies go you might want to listen to some of the people who are living with wind turbines and then decide if you believe them or the wind industry. Here's some info:
https://www.change.org/p/paul-swift-stop-a…
https://kymkemp.com/2019/06/02/farmland-ow…
http://www.aweo.org/problemwithwind.html
http://en.friends-against-wind.org/health/…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs6xoKmnYq…
http://en.friends-against-wind.org/realiti…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu8z7dyQA9…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qIGfth8zg…
https://www.forbes.com/sites/judeclemente/…
https://www.marinij.com/2019/05/29/microgr…
http://ontario-unwilling-hosts.org/
https://www.wind-watch.org/documents/prope…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Lc_dlVrg5…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-j68Qs1b-…
https://windmillskill.com/blog/wind-energy…
http://wiseenergy.org/technical-informatio…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaVsemfn_H…
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/sc…
https://www.wind-watch.org/documents/cutti…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyOImGHyJt…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOd5tSZF3A…
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/ma…
https://windmillskill.com/blog/wind-turbin…
https://stopthesethings.com/2019/04/22/the…
https://www.eastcountymagazine.org/453_win…
http://www.windconcernsontario.ca/
https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/do…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywWNx3OJyu…
http://wiseenergy.org/economic-information…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHXk_IzdFh…
http://en.friends-against-wind.org/testimo…
http://ontario-wind-resistance.org/
http://wiseenergy.org/more-about-awed/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55-jBCjtJ8…
http://epaw.org/about_us.php?lang=en
http://wiseenergy.org/winning-the-wind-war…
http://en.friends-against-wind.org/health/…
https://blackburnnews.com/london/london-ne…
https://windfarmrealities.org/?p=32#more-3…
http://en.friends-against-wind.org/testimo…
https://www.change.org/p/paul-swift-stop-a…
http://www.windaction.org/posts/49514-wind…
http://wellingtontimes.ca/ontario-gothic/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw4S98SYHi…
http://www.caithnesswindfarms.co.uk/Accide…
https://video.newyorker.com/watch/the-back…
http://turbinesonfire.org/dark-side-of-gre…
http://wiseenergy.org/key-documents/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuW0iB_I1h…
http://wiseenergy.org/carteret-wind/
https://stopthesethings.com/2015/06/15/sa-…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYnNQoTcsH…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_utFV2ukOt…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continu…
https://www.illwind.org/
https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2018/02/15…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55-jBCjtJ8…
http://en.friends-against-wind.org/health/…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9A-hqQODy…
https://windfarmrealities.org/?p=2028
https://www.wind-watch.org/documents/there…
http://turbinesonfire.org/fanning-the-flam…
https://abcbirds.org/bird-smart-wind-energ…
https://abcbirds.org/wind-energy-threatens…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCvW0B4eqk…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7b4fGoK4X…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvwdjZF_a-…
https://howgreenisthis.org/mmwtwg-response…
https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2019/06/12…
https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2019/06/12…
https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2019/04/11…
https://www.grandforksherald.com/news/gove…
https://www.wind-watch.org/faq-size.php
https://stopthesethings.com/2017/01/10/win…
https://evilnoisypeople.wordpress.com/2016…
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_que…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_CZIfiFPw…
https://www.amarillo.com/news/20180509/wts…
https://www.goodnet.org/articles/offshore-…
https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/re…
https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/re…
https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/re…
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article…
http://www.windtaskforce.org/page/adverse-…
https://tuluwatexaminer.wordpress.com/2019…
https://reneweconomy.com.au/rooftop-solar-…
https://reneweconomy.com.au/the-real-energ…
https://www.solarinspain.com/en/article/57…
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B05gCaWS6…
https://www.stopfw.com/
https://www.stopfw.com/get-involved-now
https://www.stopfw.com/get-informed
https://www.stopfw.com/resources
http://www.windaction.org/
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/25/nyregio…
https://soundcloud.com/kmudnews/terra-gen-…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continu…
https://www.northcoastjournal.com/humboldt…
https://www.nbcrightnow.com/news/juniper-f…
https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2019/07/wi…
https://www.nptelegraph.com/opinion/todays…
http://www.windaction.org/posts/50050-wild…
https://www.northcoastjournal.com/humboldt…
https://ajmarciniak.wordpress.com/2019/07/…
https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2019/08/01…
https://www.wind-watch.org/pix/displayimag…
https://www.wind-watch.org/pix/thumbnails.…
https://www.wind-watch.org/news/
https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelshelle…
https://capecodwave.com/falmouth-town-turb…
https://www.facebook.com/NoWindFarm
https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelshelle…
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/07/29/col…
https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2019/08/08…
https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/re…
https://stopthesethings.com/2015/05/27/ham…
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/a…
https://the-law-is-my-oyster.com/2019/08/1…
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B05gCaWS6…
https://www.bigcountryhomepage.com/news/ta…
https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2019/09/06…
https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2013/09/21…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WPB2u8EzL…
https://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/2011/t…
http://betterplan.squarespace.com/?SSScrol…
http://betterplan.squarespace.com/todays-s…
http://betterplan.squarespace.com/todays-s…
https://www.npr.org/2019/09/10/759376113/u…
https://www.solarreviews.com/blog/solar-ho…
http://theconversation.com/wind-costs-more…
https://falseprogress.home.blog/2016/08/29…
https://falseprogress.home.blog/2018/01/24…
https://www.stopfw.com/get-informed/articl…
http://www.windaction.org/posts/49607-nake…
https://www.lexenergy.net/blog/
http://www.windaction.org/posts/49625-cour…
https://www.livingstonenterprise.com/conte…
https://www.fastcompany.com/90415303/to-ke…
https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2019/10/05…
https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2006/12/03…
https://www.observertoday.com/news/page-on…
https://www.wind-watch.org/documents/silen…
https://www.wind-watch.org/documents/silen…
https://stopthesethings.com/2019/10/10/bou…
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/3…
http://www.bccrwe.com/
https://gatehousenews.com/windfarms/in-you…
https://gatehousenews.com/windfarms/home/
https://weather.com/science/environment/ne…
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/ma…
https://www.tulsaworld.com/opinion/columni…
https://www1.salary.com/PGandE-CORP-Execut…
http://css.umich.edu/factsheets/carbon-foo…
https://www.wiyot.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=…
https://www.quora.com/Why-are-so-many-bird…
https://www.engineeringworldchannel.com/wh…
https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/humboldt…
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/2…
https://www.hillsdale.net/news/20191113/wi…
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles…
https://www.wind-watch.org/documents/wind-…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXCZ3Oyklr…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M83SReL9Wr…
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/poli…
https://www.wintersetmadisonian.com/opinio…
https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2017/02/21…
http://www.startribune.com/iowa-loves-indu…
https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2016/04/02…
https://www.forbes.com/sites/judeclemente/…
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/…
https://www.forbes.com/sites/judeclemente/…
https://www.forbes.com/sites/judeclemente/…
http://aweo.org/
https://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/wind-t…
https://vitalitymagazine.com/article/wind-…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2Ouv5dMuD…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KhDrkoUVm…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20adDr7Fel…
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FM…
https://madriverunion.com/terra-gen-wind-p…
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016…
https://www.ecpartners.com/sectors/power-g…
http://humboldt.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.p…
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2015/03/m…
https://www.observertoday.com/news/page-on…
https://livestream.com/itmsstudio/events/8…
https://www.michigansthumb.com/news/articl…
https://docs.google.com/viewerng/viewer?ur… ://stopthesethings.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/nasa-guide-to-evaluating-turbine-noise-hubbard-et-al-1982.pdf
http://cdn.knightlab.com/libs/timeline/lat…
https://docs.google.com/viewerng/viewer?ur… ://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/43316/E92845.pdf
https://stopthesethings.com/2014/12/17/21-…
https://archive.org/details/ahca-Humboldt_…
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article…
https://www.energy.gov/eere/solar/goals-so…
https://cohoctonwindwatch.blogspot.com/200…
https://www.cfact.org/2013/03/18/wind-turb…
https://www.forbes.com/sites/judeclemente/…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXBQjhXCyd…
https://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/2014/m…
https://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/catego…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continu…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps6tJMSXKi…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4oOLbfr6t…
https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2019/07/wi…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNxvkrgoPL…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOd5tSZF3A…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7DQ3SgSg0…
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-yALPEpV4…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WC8z9GTQOY…
https://www.wind-watch.org/video-newyork.p…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pr-U6IghNw…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDapb8qhTH…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULhMH2iZO1…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH9uhHSy31…
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2544421786…
https://www.wind-watch.org/video-falmouth.…
https://mothersagainstturbines.com/2014/07…
https://quixoteslaststand.com/worldwide-an…
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/new…
https://video.wind-watch.org/Rand.ogv
https://enjeuxenergies.wordpress.com/2016/…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vawyYS8USC…
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0…
https://www.mojavedesertblog.com/2017/04/s…
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.11…
http://www.mojavedesertblog.com/2019/09/we…
https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2019/nov/7/op…
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https://www.cutcharislingbaldy.com/blog/in…
https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2019/nov/13/c…
https://www.northcoastjournal.com/humboldt…
https://medium.com/generation-atomic/heres…
http://en.friends-against-wind.org/health/…
http://en.friends-against-wind.org/health/…
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https://www.nap.edu/download/11935
http://en.friends-against-wind.org/health/…
http://en.friends-against-wind.org/films/i…
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https://vbr-turbinepartners.com/gas-turbin…
http://www.ecdms.energy.ca.gov/elecbycount…
https://www.ge.com/reports/a-movable-feast…
https://rurallivingcanada.blogspot.com/201…
http://ontario-wind-resistance.org/propert…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continu…
https://www.canadianrealestatemagazine.ca/…
http://www.bangaloreaviation.com/2009/10/w…
http://www.tehachapinews.com/news/terra-ge…
http://www.tehachapinews.com/news/alta-win…
https://ww2.energy.ca.gov/almanac/renewabl…
https://www.forbes.com/sites/judeclemente/…
https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/nuclea…
https://www.wind-watch.org/documents/wind-…
https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2019/08/02…
https://www.bangaloreaviation.com/2009/10/…
https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/…
https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2019/12/10…
https://www.reference.com/world-view/much-…
https://www.forbes.com/sites/judeclemente/…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYagGAgHfQ…
https://www.world-nuclear-news.org/NP-Achi…
https://app.box.com/s/dqsli5llced1e1dsoc75…
https://www.world-nuclear.org/information-…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FumlkvQmrr…
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXdXYPzSN7…
https://www.wind-watch.org/video-fife.php
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https://www.ge.com/reports/ge-brief-septem…
https://www.ge.com/reports/post/8059342689…
https://www.wind-watch.org/video-infrasoun…
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=FLzk…

Posted by Dan B on 12/12/2019 at 6:19 PM

Re: “Awash in Debt, Loleta Cheese Factory is Shuttered After 38 Years

I never saw it at the local Grocery Outlet.

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Posted by PassinThru on 12/12/2019 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Eureka's 'Moonshot' Program Aims High

LOL

I like the thinking out of the box, but we do have to think within the bounds of reality.

Unfortunately, the amount of inbreeding in this area would necessitate the importation of considerable numbers of manual labor from outside the community. This would be a problem, as the community is not known for its open-armed attitude to outsiders, or "furriners" as the local dialect would have it. It would, therefore, be somewhat cost-prohibitive in terms of variable capital costs, as the increased cost due to hazard pay would likely break the bank.

The alternative of utilizing the local labor pool would only exacerbate problems by ensuring the need for future renovations due to shoddy workmanship. In short, these inbred yokels couldn't build a soapbox derby car, let alone a state-of-the-art spaceport.

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Posted by PassinThru on 12/12/2019 at 3:35 PM

Re: “To Wind Mill or Not to Wind Mill?

About 400,000 megawatts is the yearly output of this Terra Gen project. That is only enough to power the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Industrial wind turbines are intermittent producers requiring on average more than two thirds of the grid to be powered from other sources. And 100% of needed power must be instantly available if there is no wind. They are willing to destroy one of the most remarkable wild places in Humboldt and do a great injustice to local people for an imperceptible reduction in atmospheric CO2. Just one of the engines on a 747 jet creates as much CO2 as this project can save. Thousands of them are in the air 24/7. When you hear Terra Gen's sales pitches you are getting political science, not real climate science.

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Posted by Dan B on 12/12/2019 at 2:24 PM

Re: “Hot Sauce is the Right Sauce

Burn Babylon’s Coconut Lime won 2nd place at the 2920 SCOVIE awards!!! It’s delicious!!!

Posted by LinneaC376 on 12/12/2019 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Eureka's 'Moonshot' Program Aims High

In the 1960's it was possible to take a gravel road through Vandenberg to the ocean. There were signs all along the road saying it was a federal crime to stop and look at the many missile launch sites you passed. When we got near the beach there were thousands of dead seabirds littering the hills and the road itself. I learned years later from an acquaintance who was involved there that it was the result of the toxic gases that rockets and missiles emit when launched and he told me it is the same in Florida at Cape Canaveral.

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Posted by Dav on 12/12/2019 at 10:33 AM

Re: “To Wind Mill or Not to Wind Mill?

I was completely for the Terra-Gen project until I read some of the changes made for environmental concerns. The one that concerns me is the transmission lines crossing the Eel River. I cannot believe that FOTER (Friends of the Eel River) have discounted the Horizontal Direct burial of those lines under the Eel River as opposed to hanging the high power lines across and over the River. This is crazy! the technology for direct burial will not disturb the river course nor will the chance of wildland fires be a danger for the area. The strength of the bonded conduit has been proven and one possible reason Terra-Gen didn't object is because of the higher cost of installation. For people who are concerned for ascetically pleasing utilities, looking at high tension power line towers hanging over clear cut swaths of timberland won't be any more pleasing than the windmills themselves.

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Posted by Louis Iglesias on 12/12/2019 at 8:27 AM

Re: “Hot Sauce is the Right Sauce

I love my two favorite hot sauces, Tabasco and Texas Pete. Hot without taste is just hot.
I just love the taste these two have.

Very nice story.

John Norton

Posted by jnorton53@bellsouth.net on 12/12/2019 at 6:21 AM

Re: “Top Down

In the discussion of women’s rights, one controversial issue has been whether women have the right to be bare-chested in public. Journalist Heidi Walters argues it is an act of lewd behavior. On the other hand, equal rights activists believe if men have such a right, women should too. I believe the right to be bare-chested in public is a human right that we all should possess. It’s time to stand up to the fight for women’s right to make their own decisions about their body and free will.
“Free will” by definition is the ability to act at one's own discretion. However, our societal beliefs dictate what actions are to be left to free will. All across the globe, ancient societal norms allowed women to carry on their regular lives in and out of public, all while exposing their breasts. Until the 1890’s, women weren’t allowed to work, before the 1920’s, women didn’t have the right to vote for their president. The law hid behind the excuse of preserving female morality then too. Now it’s 2019 and women are still being denied their human rights.
America displays a grey area on the legality of bare-chested women. Federally, there is no such law neither allowing nor forbidding women from the right to bare their chest in public. However states and regions possess the right to determine if women are violating their laws pertaining to indecent exposure, which can lead to legal consequences. The Penal Code prohibiting indecent exposure reads as “Willfully exposing your genitals to someone else, motivated by a desire to sexually gratify yourself or the other person.”
Heidi Walters of the North Coast Journal claims three bare-chested women hula-hooping on the Arcata Plaza during a farmer’s market violated those laws and were guilty of indecent exposure. Walters argues “…[a woman] hula-hooping and bouncing their naked breasts around is certainly lewd, especially with children around.” In making this comment, Walters urges us to avoid traumatizing the youth. While I understand her concern for the children, I believe the more important concern is why we as a society hyper-sexualize women’s bodies. Of the children Walters is concerned about protecting, the CDC recorded 83% of them were breastfed. From the first moment of life, infants are exposed to breasts. Children are not traumatized by bare-chests. The trauma occurs through our society’s overwhelming sexualization of the female body.
Our society begins sexualizing women before their breasts are even developed. Young girls are told to cover their chests to protect the sake of female modesty. This issue may seem to affect only females, but the perpetuation of the idea that the female body is inherently sexual, contributes to objectification of women. This perversion has lasting effects on our society and females by teaching little girls and adult women to hide their bodies out of shame. Although not all people share the same beliefs, some religious followers may argue women must cover themselves not to avoid shame, but to protect religious modesty. My own view however, is breasts are of nature, which gods of all religions are responsible for creating. Religious or not, women should have the right to their own free will.
The right for women to be in charge of their own bodies should be their own. Although fighting for the right for women to be bare-chested in public may seem trivial, it is in fact crucial in today’s progression of gender equality. Women and men should have equal rights. In the hopes of achieving such a dream, like so many brave activists in the history of women’s rights, we need to recognize the devastating consequences of sexualizing someone else’s body. Everyone, male and female, of all ages, should have the right to be comfortable in any setting, without feeling objectified or risking the threat of arrest.




Works Cited

Walters, Heidi. “Heidi Walters.” North Coast Journal, 29 Sept. 2017, https://www.northcoastjournal.com/author/heidi-walters.

“Breastfeeding Report Card.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 20 Aug. 2018, https://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/data/reportcard.htm.

“Code Section.” Law Section, http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=PEN§ionNum., Last Accessed 18 November 2019

Posted by Lauran Sharkey on 12/11/2019 at 7:22 PM

Re: “Redwood Reborn

I just sprained my ankle while jumping up from my chair and shouting Hooray!!! My Lord, imagine how many tourists would come to see that magnificent tree, if some drunken bastards hadn't cut it down?

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by awfulorv on 12/11/2019 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Trump Administration Food Stamp Cuts Will Hit 3,600 in Humboldt

What will happen to the contracts Humboldt DHHS has with its Calfresh Outreach program/partnership and that money?

https://drive.google.com/open?id=16vMKsONW…

Posted by Ed Voice on 12/10/2019 at 1:55 AM

Re: “New Survey Reveals Who Owns Guns in California — and How Many Got Them Without Background Checks

I'm here because I recently found out my cousin has been secretly crying every night because her older brother and 16 year old brother were held at gun point in their room while she was asleep in her room and their dad seems to not care about them. This happened back in July after my birthday, and yet I didn't even know anything about this until today.

Her older brother was told if anyone else was in the house and he replied that there wasn't. The criminals ran away when they heard someone at the kitchen(it was their dad). Ever since then, my cousin (the one who said "No" to the criminals) has been paranoid all year long. He now only sleeps during the mornings & afternoon and awake at the night. Him and I have been best friends since we were babies. But since we have our own lives now, it's not always easy to visit him whenever I want. My earliest memories were him, me, and his little sister running and playing tag in the apartment when I was 4 (currently I'm 22).

Side comment:
The government should pay you $2,500-$5,000 when you know someone that ILLEGALLY has a firearm. An extra $1,000 for every gun after the first one. Or something like this where you are given an incentive such as money. Because no one, or at least most people, won't do this unless they get something out of it.

Example: You get $5,000 after the police imprisons the bad guy you reported to police about having an illegally firearm. And you get an extra $3,000 if the cops find 3 other guns that the bad guy has. So in total you get $8,000 from the government because the bad guy had 4 guns.

Posted by Mr. Potatoes Head on 12/09/2019 at 10:54 PM

Re: “Three Years After Jennika Lee Suazo Was Found Dead, Her Family Awaits Justice

So sorry clean and sober house

Posted by Troy Johnson on 12/09/2019 at 10:23 PM

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