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Re: “Online Fortuna Fire Comments Spark Controversy

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...youre literally retarded, retarding your own mental growth and maturity, and turning out retarded kids by example. Next thing you know your kid will grow up to be a hypersensitive idiot.

Posted by What do you expect? on 07/26/2017 at 7:54 AM

Re: “Online Fortuna Fire Comments Spark Controversy

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...oh wait, maybe that led to more empathy? Don't think so.

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Posted by Noyb on 07/23/2017 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Community

Oooops. It seems that I was confused. A state of mind that is becoming all too frequent.
Anyway, I now know for sure that Redway really is in Humboldt County and not in the Central Valley.
Must have been something that I smoked.

Posted by Mr. Geezer on 07/23/2017 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Online Fortuna Fire Comments Spark Controversy

reynard, more likely i think he may be have been unfamiliar w/how the anonymous commenters on the internet work. especially those who are always going to be there with a bad attitude and a bunch of blather, no matter what the topic.

i'm positive mr. Winburn is too familiar with & being honest in his assessment of how his personnel feel and the toll paid even without the bs that some will throw out.

please, fortuna firefighters, know for certain - ignorant written comments directed at you were made by those who chose being anonymous for a good reason - they lack strength of character and have little ability to deal with being told by their peers their machinations are without merit. have they ever earned a pat on the back?

anonymous commenters are hiding in shadows, throwing shit and fanning embers & their egos (no matter what the web site).
--- every firefighter wears their name in huge bold lettering on their back, a firefighter must check their ego at the door of an emergent task so as to get that job done safely, not as one man but as a team for the overall good of all.
firefighter don't look for pat on the back for the job done with great valor.
i pity these miserable commenters - they do prove they have too much to say concerning that which they do not & can not know.

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Posted by judi on 07/22/2017 at 11:36 PM

Re: “Community

Redway is in Humboldt County.

Posted by Diamond on 07/22/2017 at 10:15 PM

Re: “Community

Redway is Humboldt County.

Posted by Diamond on 07/22/2017 at 10:14 PM

Re: “Online Fortuna Fire Comments Spark Controversy

This is interesting. I can understand and support Winburn's standing, but the press also. It's neither that is causing this conflict, it's the public comments. What I don't understand and find hard to accept, are the toxic comments and opinions of people that are broadcast and can be hard to dismiss on the receiving end. And a lot of the time, the 'opinions' or remarks are not from a knowledgeable stance but personal & biased opinion without all the facts. Sometimes it's best to say nothing at all!!

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Posted by Joyce Radelich on 07/22/2017 at 1:21 PM

Re: “Online Fortuna Fire Comments Spark Controversy

Winburn is clearly unfamiliar with how the internets work. Also the First Amendment.

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Posted by Reynard on 07/22/2017 at 12:00 PM

Re: “EPD Retracts Plans for Homeless Meal Voucher System

We would modify ours, if it is even feasible, to fit the needs and capabilities of our community. We're just trying to control behavior, reduce crime and disorder problems, and improve the safety and beauty of our Old Town area (and the rest of the city) through creative crime fighting that is firm when needed but fair. Think outside the box and find other options beyond just enforcement. You sound interested. Why don't you help us find a solution? Contact our Homeless Programs Manager Lynette Mullen ( if you've got a better idea or want to help us find one.

Interim Chief Watson

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Posted by SW on 07/20/2017 at 3:32 PM

Re: “EPD Retracts Plans for Homeless Meal Voucher System

I find this interesting in that the program in Santa Cruz that Watson talks about has not started yet so there is no way to know if it is a good idea or not. The Santa Cruz program is believed to cost around $400,000 this year. They closed the emergency shelter because of a short fall of $600,000. The shelter not only provided a place for people to sleep but showers, meals and mail service. Something is wrong here.

"Watson said his team was exploring a different approach similar to that implemented by a nonprofit in Santa Cruz, which recruits homeless people as volunteers for beautification projects, rewarding the effort with gift certificates for laundry or transportation needs."

Posted by Keith McHenry on 07/20/2017 at 10:12 AM

Re: “EPD Retracts Plans for Homeless Meal Voucher System

Homeless need and we need to treat them as INDIVIDUALS. We won't diminish the numbers unless we treat them as the individuals that they are. Relying on religious organizations (with agendas, even when hidden) should be ILLEGAL. SOME homeless would benefit from community service and volunteering OTHERS are :
1. suffering and in need of R&R, mental health care etc. WE DON"T ASK THOSE WITH SIGNIFICANT PHYSICAL issues like cancer to volunteer WHILE fighting the disease yet we subject those with mental health problems to higher expectations than the general public who does not volunteer especially at random ..they volunteer if and when and for what they choose.
2. and/or needing to recoup and then need to spend all of their time finding ways to survive ..housing, work or whatever. Looking for work is a full-time job!! Especially a livable wage when you are over 50!

Volunteerism is great if you are retired AND don't have to work or have a partner who supports you or a family inheritance or whatever.

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Posted by Noyb on 07/20/2017 at 9:49 AM

Re: “State Conducting Sweeping Investigation of DHHS's Handling of Child Abuse Reports

sureno gang members of vagos vgs 13 are corrupting monterey county cps / fcs in monterey county i can prove are employed by this county ive got pictures transmissions emails and am a victim of this corruption something needs to be done here!

Posted by Jk Puga on 07/20/2017 at 12:53 AM

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