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Re: “'His Good Accomplishments'

I am without words; Bill Clinton did cheat on his wife; and he was impeached for it; Trump will us oligarchy and theocracy.....Trump takes money from foreign countries as gifts and as he keeps his businesses open, which is treasonous, and the economy ROTS for the everyday person. It may look good on Wall St, which is not Trump's doing but Obama's; Trump made it do good for wealthy people and corporations I can see why many like him, but he has defunded the government. I guess you don't like roads, bridges, schools, libraries, clean air or water, food untainted by large amounts of bacteria, but are in support of the ocean taking over Florida, NYC, and other low lying areas, nor are you averse to ever increasing storms and warmer summers where you can die of the high temps, and colder winters?????? His erratic behavior will get us in another war....and kill our children...AGAIN....are you not tired of endless war?

Posted by Pat Kanzler on 09/19/2019 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Banking and Vaping

I am not going to vote for moron McConnell 2020 or Bevin this year because marijuana is not legalized federally or in Kentucky.

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Posted by Ernest Agee on 09/19/2019 at 9:06 AM

Re: “We've Come to Prefer They/Them Pronouns

I'm totally behind the use of, "they," or,"them," as in the examples given above ("When a customer walks into a restaurant, they can order off the menu" or, "Every attendee brought their dog." ) However, the rest of the time I'd prefer to see pronouns used which reflect reality, rather than what people wish, want, or imagine themselves to be.

Otherwise, I prefer the pronoun, "God Almighty, Ruler of Kings, and the Baddest Motherfucker Around."

Please don't disrespect me by calling me, "he," or, "him," unless, of course, it's capitalized.

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Posted by Steve Parr on 09/18/2019 at 2:59 PM

Re: “New Baby Names

The author leaves me wondering what, in this day and age, would be considered, "disconcertingly ethnic."

Brian Patrick, perhaps? Or my father's name: Robert Lee. I'll bet that would get the haters going.

Posted by Steve Parr on 09/18/2019 at 2:50 PM

Re: “A Great Concept But ...

Freeze permits for big houses and watch them line up to build smaller ones...

For over a generation America's working families have been forced live on less...why not the development industry, healthcare industry, insurance industry, energy industry, auto industry, education and finance industry...

Oh right...government works for them.

Posted by Marc Costello on 09/17/2019 at 11:43 PM

Re: “We've Come to Prefer They/Them Pronouns

We don't prefer pronouns. We use them or have them. This is CM Scott. Their pronouns are they/them/their. "Prefer" implies pronouns are optional - they aren't.

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Posted by CM Scott on 09/17/2019 at 12:36 PM

Re: “A Word about the 'Threat' of White Supremacy

R. Putnam,
It's unfortunate you equate white supremacy and the Klan, arguably the worst among us, with white folks and their cultures in general. Maybe look into that. But you are correct that we should all look into our own biases and prejudices. It's part of why I interrogate my own racial privilege and assumptions and incorporate them where it makes sense. As far as attacking black, Asian, Latino and Jewish culture and identity, there are more than enough people working on that already.

Posted by Jennifer Fumiko Cahill on 09/16/2019 at 5:52 PM

Re: “New Baby Names

Before my son was born, his nickname was "JimmyKok"

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Posted by liechen01 on 09/14/2019 at 5:21 PM

Re: “New Baby Names

Before my son was born, his nickname was "Poindexter". Truly a classic.

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Posted by Dwain1 on 09/14/2019 at 4:18 PM

Re: “We've Come to Prefer They/Them Pronouns

Hey Jennifer: as a fellow journalist, I applaud this move! But may I humbly suggest you drop the word "prefer" or "preferred" in favor of "use" or "uses." My pronouns are "she" "her" and "hers." And I don't just prefer those be used, I expect that everyone use them to show me the respect I'm due. Best wishes to you and your team.

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Posted by Dawn Ennis on 09/13/2019 at 2:43 PM

Re: “A Word about the 'Threat' of White Supremacy

Jennifer Fumiko Cahill: You seem to have a persistent theme of attacking white identity in your writings. I get the sense from your writing that doing so makes you feel empowered.

If you're serious about tackling the problems of racism and bigotry, I would suggest you start by taking a closer look at your own biases and prejudices.

A good place to start is to ask yourself if you would ever deconstruct and attack black, asian, hispanic, or jewish identity the way you do with whites.

Also, consider what the consequences would be if you did.

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Posted by R. Putnam on 09/12/2019 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Save the Spartina!

That grass has got to go. Im ignoring the numerous factual mistakes in the above article to make a simple point. It is a code-red Cal-IPCC invasive exotic from Chile that has been shown to fully displace rare native plants and to not provide nesting habitat for shorebirds. Full stop. Its removal is substantial restoration as described by Coastal Commission ecologists.

Clearly the sea level is rising faster in humboldt bay than most places on the coast and it is true that this clonal plant is adapted to do better at trapping sediments (particularly in a warmer world, a grass thing). Until thats all thats left why not carve out some refugial habitats for native species to persist? Weve already lost 90% of our sat marsh habitats in this Bay to agricultural diking. If you want to save something pick something else than this weed and join a local group seeking to plan a smart retreat from our shoreline.
- Dr. anon., Trinidad

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Posted by Dr. anon. on 09/06/2019 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Why Some People Don't Trust the Police

Why dont you look into the Sheriffs Office?

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Posted by Humboldt_Citizen on 09/06/2019 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Sue 'em!

No, they're too busy representing our own largest local industries.

Posted by Devlin Mayfair on 09/05/2019 at 12:30 PM

Re: “The Astrologist Was Wrong!

It is time to force all industries to make and use ONLY recyclables! WHY do we continue to tolerate the production of garbage that is engulfing us? Of course, refusing to buy such products can be useful as well...

Posted by patty harvey1 on 08/30/2019 at 4:18 PM

Re: “'Crippling'

Perhaps Humboldt County should determine WHY they have "We have the highest rate of addiction, the highest rate of death by firearm, the highest suicide rate in California", and try to find answers within our county, rather than simply requesting help.

Posted by Toni Brockington on 08/22/2019 at 2:30 PM

Re: “A Word about the 'Threat' of White Supremacy

Taxidude: Yes, this is satire. I am not actually David Duke and Spike Lee's The Blakkklansman does not portray the Ku Klux Klan as inclusive.

Learn to code: Ignorance of racism and those who would do harm to me and mine would be a luxury, but it's one I don't have.

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Posted by Jennifer Fumiko Cahill on 08/21/2019 at 10:45 AM

Re: “A Word about the 'Threat' of White Supremacy

I seriously hope this is an attempt at sarcasm and satire. The ideolgy presented in this article is pathetic at best and the problem of racism and dismissal of racism in this country is far reaching. Yes it is a problem in our society and the current leaders of our country are making it much, much worse.

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Posted by taxidude on 08/19/2019 at 4:07 PM

Re: “'Illicit Markets' and Cultural Insensitivity

Looking for detailed contacts with So Hum growers Co-oPs please help me make the right connection

Posted by Kp.esq on 08/18/2019 at 8:27 PM

Re: “Not Even From Around Here

Need that contact info asap

Posted by Kp.esq on 08/18/2019 at 8:18 PM

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