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Re: “#ThisIsAbsolutelyUs

This is a brilliant commentary. You bet this is who we are as a nation. The American Civil War is not over. If anything the Confederacy has gained strength with its allies in the White House and Congress.

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Posted by ladynacage on 08/19/2017 at 7:51 AM

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

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