Re: “McGuire: Judge's Tax Return Law Ruling 'Perplexing, Premature and Unneccesary'

If the California legislature and Governor Newsom were permitted to decide what qualifications are required and limit who can be on the ballot for President then their requirements and restrictions would keep expanding over time. First it's tax records, then health records, then school records, then they could eventually decide that you must be registered as a Democrat to be on the ballot.
California has an open top two winners primary election, so for example if there were three candidates running for a state or local political office (two Democrats and one Republican) and the two persons on the ballot that got the most votes are the Democrats due to the Republican voters did not bother to vote because Trump was not on the ballot, then the Republican candidate would be eliminated from the General election. This was an obvious attempt to suppress the conservative vote.

Posted by Dinkydude on 09/19/2019 at 10:09 PM

Re: “In the Balance

Dear Thadius, I would like to correct some inaccuracies in your piece.

First, no one knows what turbines are being used, so there is no way to know the lubrication requirements. Some turbines have no gearbox, some do, which means oil/lubrication use is not known at this time. If you are referring to oil as a gearbox lubricant, it is not used up by operation. It might need to be replaced and the old oil recycled into new. Even that is unlikely yearly, as the new synthetic oils, like that used in car transmissions, go the life of the car. Your number of 20,000 gallons works out to be 416 gallons per turbine per year. New turbines use 30-50 gallons per gearbox, which your number projects to changing the gearbox oil every 1.5 months, which just isn't the way it's done.

1000s of trips of 90' loads is not true. There are 48 turbines the last time I counted. Each has 3 blades and is between 70-100 meters tall or 6 truck trips of 90' x 48 turbines = 288 truck trips of 90', not thousands.

Humboldt county uses approximately 800gWh per year of electricity. The TG project would produce approximately 544gWh per year, or 68% of all our electricity usage.

The wind farm will have a capacity of 155mw which is an instantaneous measurement of power. It will not produce 155 mW annually as that is not an electrical unit of measurement. Watts X Time = Energy.

Energy usage and CO2 emissions to build and install the turbines are totally offset by just 6 months of these turbines in operation. They spend the next 34.5 years producing 0 carbon.

2,000,000 pounds of carbon, you say? Yep that's a lot. Over the 35 year lifespan of the blades, it is 57,000 pounds a year. How much solid waste did Humboldt county produce in 2017? 140,000,000 pounds.
But as let's also compare it to how much waste of steel and concrete is left in the ground from thousands of fracking wells? And the miles of associated pipe? What about the 10's of thousands of miles of pipelines to move all that gas, which we then burn? Or the CO2 it took to make all that steel that will never be recycled?

You forgot to mention that the group of 7 thinks that wind is in its "infancy". There are over 600 billion watts of wind and 550 billion watts of solar worldwide.

And this anti-renewable energy opinion piece the day before a world climate strike? I support this strike pioneered by the youth to protect their future. I think the group of 7 is on the wrong side of history, the wrong side for Humboldt. It is incredible that we are having to argue with environmentalists about doing something to help reduce the risk of global climate catastrophe.

What would Greta say?

Jay Peltz 25 year renewable energy professional and educator

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Posted by jay p on 09/19/2019 at 6:22 PM

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: “Fall Fly

This is a great piece of writing. Love the way it ends.

Posted by jakable on 09/19/2019 at 10:22 AM

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: “Frustrations Mount in Klamath-Trinity School District

And he (Mr.Ray) has already treated my me and my child (we are native too) like crap!! I'm sharing this info tomorrow at the Bishop Unified School District Board meeting!!!!

Posted by Megan Leplat on 09/18/2019 at 8:08 PM

Re: “Radioactive

Thanks for the informative article.

Posted by Anthony Westkamper on 09/18/2019 at 5:06 PM

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: “North Coast Night Lights: Eel River Stargazer

One of my favorite places on Earth. Thinking of my dear friend Pat Somes and the night we lay on the sand there, viewing this spectacular until the wee and solving the world's problems. We even had the pelaides thrown into the mix. Pat is about to enter this greater place -- soar on, Pat. Soar on!

Posted by Ann Willis Scott on 09/18/2019 at 11:59 AM

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

Fortuna needs more poles...more poles and less Glasers

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Posted by Doug Floraday on 09/18/2019 at 10:07 AM

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: “KEKA Pulls Out of Truckers Parade, Asks Others to Step Up

Realistically, the amount of fuel required probably only cost a few Middle East children's lives considering 18 years of U.S. oils wars...

And now the climate change refugees...caused by carbon...

At what point do we say "ENOUGH"???

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Posted by Marc Costello on 09/16/2019 at 3:08 PM

Re: “State Steps in Amid Surge in HIV Cases

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Posted by patrice davis on 09/16/2019 at 6:30 AM

Re: “Welcome to NCJ Burger Week!

What person other than a professional food critic has enough time to dine in at a restaurant 3-4 times a day for 9 days in a row to be able to try all 30 of these delicious burgers! Especially when some are only available for lunch or dinner only. NCJ ,please make take out available if you realistically want people to try every burger and vote the best of the bunch. Thanks

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Posted by evander on 09/15/2019 at 6:43 PM

Re: “Taiko Swings up to Humboldt

Know your history.

WWII, and most others, arose from people easily manipulated from their desperate poverty. Resurgent protests by torch-bearing, right-winger racists would return to obscurity tomorrow if they had living wage jobs.

Tens of millions of U.S. families are facing unprecedented debt from corrupt shortages manipulated by government/industry collusion divesting in affordable housing, healthcare, and education.

Until more Americans go downtown to end local participation in this corruption, (regaining control from industry), Trump's "base" will remain secure and history's sad repetition is guaranteed.

Eureka and Humboldt County's little "Trumps" still call the shots.

Posted by Devlin Mayfair on 09/15/2019 at 12:40 PM

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

Why the scarequotes on humanist? You guys know it's an actual belief, right?

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Posted by KLS on 09/15/2019 at 11:57 AM

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

Evidently, conservatives don't believe there is good in the world.

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Posted by Dwain1 on 09/14/2019 at 7:18 PM

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