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Re: “Online Fortuna Fire Comments Spark Controversy

This is interesting. I can understand and support Wilburn's standing. Holy shit, tell your kids to stop giving a fuck about the internet, stop staring at screens all day yourselves. Teachers, politicians, media reps, PARENTS are setting the worst example possible then scratching their heads over why internet commentary is as it is. Get the fuck over that bullshit, retards...your literally retarded, I agree that the firefighters shouldn't have to read the comments and the comments should also remain. It is all still better than the days when living in a small community without plains and cars when all there was was ink and gossip for info and public mobs. Thank you for sharing your blog

Posted by Deanna Friel on 08/22/2017 at 5:04 AM

Re: “#ThisIsAbsolutelyUs

We only find out "who we are" when facing extremes.

Eureka had its largest protest-ever after the 2017 election, YET, only ten dedicated volunteers could end the right-wing domination of Humboldt County government for the first time ever. No matter how despicable the new president's legislation becomes, it would fail without the participation and cooperation of America's municipalities.

In order for truth to be believed, it must be repeated. Unfortunately, media still reports on elections as if they are legitimate.

Anytime 70% of a country's potential voters abstain, the results do not constitute legitimate representation for a nation...for decades this has been one of the criteria used by the State Department to define and condemn the "rogue nations" they don't like.

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Posted by Gerald Gates on 08/22/2017 at 1:37 AM

Re: “#ThisIsAbsolutelyUs

John
...and 63 million people voted for Trump of which 55-64% still agree with his actions, conduct and policies that include three alt-right advisers in his closest circle (Sebastian Gorka, Steven Miller and Steve Bannon [well not any more for this Steve]).
While many of "us" did not vote and 3.5 million more voted for Hillary or someone other than Trump, it is almost as bad when others sit out elections or stay silent or soothe their souls with, "that is not us."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." Sir Edmund Burke

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Posted by ladynacage on 08/20/2017 at 4:02 PM

Re: “#ThisIsAbsolutelyUs

This is not us.

We are a nation of some 330,000,000 + people and a few hundred haters showed up in Charlottesville, then 39 showed up in Boston. One mental case ran his car into a crowd.

The media is blowing this all out of proportion to reality.

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Posted by John Fullerton on 08/20/2017 at 1:11 PM

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

Re: “Don't Live in a Murder House

Just because somebody has money doesn't mean they should be allowed to buy anything they want it's like being a spoiled child. They're no different. They're no better than any other person in Eureka they need to realize that. Give the land back to the rightful owner. It was stolen in the first place.

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Posted by Sharon Ross Catlett on 08/12/2017 at 3:48 PM

Re: “'Nibs' and 'The Taz'

I don't know this man or anything about him. But, the guy in that photo has the physical appearance of a severe alcoholic. If he is, that would explain a lot of the behaviors mentioned - unexplained absences, moodiness, apathy, etc etc. Just a thought.

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Posted by LocoGuy on 08/12/2017 at 1:39 PM

Re: “'Nibs' and 'The Taz'

Even if half of what's been reported about David Marcus is a half truth, it's painfully obvious he's a professional con-man who has swindled his way into a six-digit salary paid for by the public. By all accounts, he's a burden to his coworkers as well as an expense and a liability to everybody living in Humboldt County. There's simply no excuse for his continuing employment. The Board of Supervisors are revealing their true colors regarding their genuine care and concern for their own constituents.

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Posted by Prefer to remain anonymous. on 08/12/2017 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Besties on the Red Carpet

Can you let me know when Mikki, from MikkiMoves Real Estate, picture is up too? I know we took a picture too. Yay! Thanks for this night! It was fun,
Danielle Hale

Posted by Danielle Zimmerman Hale on 08/11/2017 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Jane Doe and the Rabbit Hole of Sex Trafficking

I believe one-day sex trafficking will be a thing of the past, but the government needs to do more. Laws need to be put in place to prevent such things from happening.

Posted by Women Like Us foundation on 08/11/2017 at 4:38 AM

Re: “Don't Live in a Murder House

I'll help. Let me know what I can do other than what I am now which is reminding people of the horrors of yesteryear for native Americans including the Wiyots.

Haven't we all had enough of rich fucks trying to control everything?
Here's a suggestion...call, write, visit the folks in Eureka who are involved with this ordeal. Let them know that we white and folks of color stand behind the Wiyots.
GIVE THEM WHAT BELONGS TO THEM. IT'S STOLEN PROPERTY.

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Posted by Mr. Geezer on 08/10/2017 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Eclipse 2017: Humboldt Sits on a Partial Path of Totality

With due respect to Ken Yanosko, a partial eclipse will never be life-changing. You'll never be the same after viewing a total solar eclipse.

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Posted by barryevans on 08/10/2017 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Don't Live in a Murder House

Excellent article

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Posted by Toni Brockington on 08/10/2017 at 10:30 AM

Re: “'Nibs' and 'The Taz'

Oh boy...

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Posted by ladynacage on 08/10/2017 at 9:30 AM

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