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Re: “UPDATE: Missing Humboldt Hiker Found Dead After Massive Search Effort

Rather heartless, Mr. Zero. Mr. Komins was an EMT and a volunteer firefighter. You know what that means? It means he saved peoples lives. Everybodys lives. Lots of them. A real loss. A family who loved this man and your concern is how much money was spent trying to rescue him. Daniel is in heaven. Keep up such cold heartless comments and you will find yourself very uncomfortably burning in...when it is your time. Take your hate someplace else.

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Posted by Copland on 08/18/2019 at 9:17 PM

Re: “Huffman Calls Congressional Oath to God "Unconstitutional," "Preposterous"

It's none of anyone's business what other people's religious preferences are! This country was founded on religious freedom for ALL, not just some. I care about the character and actions of elected officials - and people in general. This is NOT and is not supposed to be a Christian country or government. That is the point of religious freedom and tolerance for ALL.

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Posted by Meg Stofsky on 09/04/2019 at 7:26 PM

Re: “Huffman Calls Congressional Oath to God "Unconstitutional," "Preposterous"

As usual, sepfish Republicans want to push their god on everyone else, whether they want it or not.

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Posted by Brian Westley on 09/04/2019 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Pole Fight: Fortuna Art Installation Draws Councilmember's Ire

Why is Mr.Glaser allowed to represent the people if he hates people. Muslims are Americans, is he aware that it it perfectly legal for a Muslim person to become our president if they are an American citizen. I am a white male christian, and have lived in Humboldt for 41 years(my entire life). The only ugliness in Humboldt is the attitude of people like Mr.Glaser. Grow up.

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Posted by HumBorn on 09/12/2019 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Pole Fight: Fortuna Art Installation Draws Councilmember's Ire

Years ago he was against Safeway being open 24 hours because it would make people less organized with their time. It was very unsettling to him to know folks could just go to the grocery store anytime day or night without a set schedule in place, or complete shopping list too, I suppose. I think he needs the real problems of a much larger city to deal with than itsy Bitsy artsy Fortuna....you know, The Friendly City

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Posted by Kim Dotson on 09/12/2019 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Pole Fight: Fortuna Art Installation Draws Councilmember's Ire

"This is a personal insult to me," he said. "It says the same thing as a mosque being built by the Muslims." Um, your xenophobia is showing, Mr. Glaser.

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Posted by beachcomber on 09/12/2019 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Pole Fight: Fortuna Art Installation Draws Councilmember's Ire

this guy is gunna be the downfall to fortuna if we dont get him off the council. if i remember right he was appointed back on the board because of a death. he is pittiful. we need a vote to exile his ass

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Posted by gethimout on 09/12/2019 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Pole Fight: Fortuna Art Installation Draws Councilmember's Ire

Dean Glaser is an idiot.

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Posted by Carolyn Filby Furman on 09/12/2019 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Huffman Calls Congressional Oath to God "Unconstitutional," "Preposterous"

I tire of hearing about 'respect' from trogs like Claudia who pull this love-it-or-leave-it horse manure. The rest of the idiotic words they use generally prove that they don't really know what respect means--they want and love that unquestioning obeisance to nationalistic ritual. They don't really CARE if you feel it in your heart or whatever--they just want the performance.

As to 'Mystikal'--your lordsaviorghost-thing doesn't exist, monk-ey.

Thought you oughta know.

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Posted by Defensis Prime on 09/05/2019 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Pole Fight: Fortuna Art Installation Draws Councilmember's Ire

Glaser sounds like a dimwit. Because of these comments, I want to let the city install one in my yard. And I'll try to attend the next council meeting to express support of this project too!

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Posted by Notyouraveragebear on 09/12/2019 at 8:58 PM

Re: “Huffman Calls Congressional Oath to God "Unconstitutional," "Preposterous"

If Christians think oaths are all right they should reread Matthew 5.

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Posted by Robert Baden on 09/05/2019 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Pole Fight: Fortuna Art Installation Draws Councilmember's Ire

This article makes me proud to work at the company that made this art pole. Also i probably shipped it them.

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Posted by kc benner on 09/13/2019 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Huffman Calls Congressional Oath to God "Unconstitutional," "Preposterous"

Many people cannot take an oath in good conscience, or cannot include "so help me God" in such an oath.

1. Some Christians, such as Mennonites and Quakers, take the words of Jesus seriously: "But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all..." (see Matthew 5:33-37). Their religious belief and practice preclude them from taking such an oath.

2. Polytheists, such as Hindus, believe in multiple gods. A reference to a single monotheistic deity, named "God," can have little meaning to them.

3. Atheists, of course, believe in no deity at all.

What shall we do when a witness falls into one of these categories?

One approach is never to call such a witness at all, arguably violating the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause of the first Amendment, if not the No Religious Test Clause of Article VI of the US Constitution. Even if you don't mind violating the Constitution, you would deprive yourself of the testimony of that witness, thus defeating your own purpose.

Another approach is to require such witnesses to take a religious oath as prescribed, regardless of their own religious beliefs. In that case you would accept their testimony only if they demonstrate a willingness to violate their own principles. Does that really make sense?

The only sensible approach is to make the religious aspect optional. Let witnesses swear or affirm according to the dictates of their own conscience. That is the approach commonly taken by courts of law. That is the approach taken by the US Constitution, where it specifies the oath of office for the President. That oath does not include the phrase "so help me God," though it has become customary for Presidents to add it voluntarily (probably beginning with Chester A. Arthur in 1881).

In any case, no one tempted to perjure himself or herself would likely be dissuaded by religious language in the oath. Such language creates problems without solving any.

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Posted by Scott McKellar on 09/05/2019 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Pole Fight: Fortuna Art Installation Draws Councilmember's Ire

There is a downvote on almost every comment.. Mr. Glaser is that you?

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Posted by Perfect X on 09/12/2019 at 9:27 PM

Re: “Light into Dark Places

NOYB, I challenge you to share with me directly, and not behind an anonymous unsupported social media post, exactly what so much more awful police misconduct occurring frequently in Eureka means. This is a blatantly false statement about EPD today, unless you have some kind of hidden bombshell-level evidence of misconduct in your pocket you are willing to share with us.

Come offer me evidence not unsubstantiated opinion. Id be happy to meet with you constructively in person to hear your evidence and concerns (441-4095). However, based on my past experience responding to these kinds of comments, I doubt youll take me up
on my offer. If you do, I think you will find me open minded but I will also require actionable, unbiased information not conjecture or opinion because you don't like cops. Also keep in mind you've no idea about what other disciplinary matters we have decidedly dealt with over the years that are not publicly disclosable by law.

I have lost count of how many times in just the past couple of years that commenters have made allegations via social media, usually chiming in on someone else's unrelated story/post, that when proactively investigated (on our own initiative, not because we were asked to) turned out to be completely false. We take all real allegations of misconduct seriously and if sustained address it appropriately.

Im not going to waste any more time replying to this thread. You know how to get ahold of me.

Chief Watson

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Posted by SW on 08/31/2019 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Pole Fight: Fortuna Art Installation Draws Councilmember's Ire

Hey Glaser: I guess you don't like LIBERTY either. I'm sure you are too ignorant to understand that the word "liberal" and "liberty" are derived from the same Latin word "liber," which means to be free (or literally "the free one"). Ignorance, racism, xenophobia, and hatred drive modern-day Republicans to their insane and dangerous ideals.

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Posted by humboldtrick on 09/13/2019 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Pole Fight: Fortuna Art Installation Draws Councilmember's Ire

Glaser display the typical, pervading Republican trait: never be positive or support anything good or uplifting. If it isn't hateful and ugly, Republicans oppose it. He is a truly disgusting example of a human being.

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Posted by humboldtrick on 09/13/2019 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Warning: Dam Releases Mean Swift, Cool Waters on the Trinity

Why did it need to be released on one of the biggest weekends? Seems irresponsible to me.

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Posted by Christine Stachel on 08/30/2019 at 2:20 PM

Re: “Huffman Calls Congressional Oath to God "Unconstitutional," "Preposterous"

If I am required to make an oath to a lie - it gives me the right to lie!!!

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Posted by brifd on 09/05/2019 at 8:50 PM

Re: “Light into Dark Places

So it took six weeks for this Sergeant to decide to report this allegation. I wonder what the time frame was from them finding out Jones was looking to work at Willits PD and the Sergeant making this allegation.

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Posted by Richard Venturi on 08/31/2019 at 9:24 PM

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