Marc Costello 
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Re: “McGuire at Town Hall: Legislature 'Hyper-Focused' on Holding PG&E Accountable

If you or I committed as many felonies as PG&E we'd be imprisoned for life.

If we had real representation in Sacramento, PG&E would immediately lose its charter returning the utility to where it belongs...a public entity.

Posted by Marc Costello on 10/21/2019 at 11:07 PM

Re: “Jim Hamm, Survivor of Mountain Lion Attack During Park Hike, Dies

I'll never forget hearing and watching Jim respond to questions by the defense attorney representing a dog-bite victim that had occurred at Sequoia Dog Shelter.

Jim fought back a smile as the attorney immediately dismissed him.

Posted by Marc Costello on 10/21/2019 at 11:02 PM

Re: “BLACKOUT

Thank you for this report.

I've never heard so many successive emergency vehicle sirens in Eureka before and wonder what the injury/death count is statewide from the blackout.

This story is just unfolding and should leave every single one of our local elected citizen-politicians wondering why they're focusing on industry-interests and Marijuana when not one single resident I know has a clue where to go in an actual emergency.

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Posted by Marc Costello on 10/17/2019 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Endangered

Unfortunately, the newspapers of my youth and their dedicated sections that were relevant to average working families, ie, "Health", "Labor", "Housing". "War", and today's "Environment" have become too threatening to advertisers.

Mainstream media chose its priority decades ago.

Posted by Marc Costello on 10/13/2019 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Walter Lippmann in Wonderland: Project Censored's Top 10 Stories of 2019 Project Censored

Thank you so much for revisiting this amazing effort.

However, how can you miss the single most important lesson from Project Censored?

It's EVERYWHERE!!

If we can't/won't address local censorship...what's the point?

I wonder if print-media subscriptions would skyrocket (making delivery more affordable) if content were relevant to average people's lives, for example, returning to the reporting I recall from my youth in dedicated newspaper sections covering "Health" "Labor" "Housing" "War" or today's "Environment"?

Rarely do we read the back-story behind the faces...not one local family was interviewed amid the bankruptcy/foreclosure fallout from the 2008 housing collapse, each collapse worse than the last.

Not one local family has been interviewed amid the bankruptcy/foreclosure fallout from "insured" and uninsured illnesses.

Has any policy been changed after county coroners were caught selling law-enforcement friends and family decedent's valuables for pennies on the dollar? Is this what self-censorship buys?

Would more people vote if local media stopped parroting the low-ball reporting of voter
turnout? Merely comparing census data of voting-age population with actual turnout would reveal a far more meaningful and accurate account of abstention rates nearly double the 35% reported each election.

Employee management in Humboldt County, private and public, generally suffers the same working environment of fear and favor experienced throughout the nation...this is how/where most censorship is enforced.

Project Censored sources represent rare exceptions of courageous individuals who rejected self-censorship.

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Posted by Marc Costello on 10/13/2019 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Light into Dark Places

They're locked and loaded again to enforce ordinances benefiting the wealthiest pot growers.

Creating expensive and odious permitting keeps growers in the black market merely expanding the "need" for more law enforcement...like the other legislative injustices creating unemployment, homelessness, healthcare bankruptcies, housing shortages and inflated "public" university tuition...

Making law enforcement responsible for handling mental illness, addiction, abused youths, homelessness and pot reflects the power and influence of our police-state.

Posted by Marc Costello on 09/29/2019 at 2:01 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

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