Mitch Trachtenberg1 
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Re: “49 New COVID Cases Confirmed as Humboldt's ICU Capacity Drops

This looks like a new one-day high for Humboldt, right? Remember how the trumper line was that Covid would go away once the election was over? Remember how the experts told us that it would spike after holiday travel?

I hope it's not divisive to ask who was telling the truth. Hint: not the people who said, with no evidence whatsoever, that trump won the election in a landslide.

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Posted by Mitch Trachtenberg1 on 01/14/2021 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Truth and Reconciliation

Perfect. Absolutely perfect. Thank you all.

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Posted by Mitch Trachtenberg1 on 01/14/2021 at 7:32 AM

Re: “Humboldt Dem Headquarters Hit During Siege at U.S. Capitol

Oh, sure, making the local Democrats whole is hardly a complete solution. I'm all for prosecutions of vandals and for the impeachment and imprisoning of plenty of vandal pols.

Posted by Mitch Trachtenberg1 on 01/08/2021 at 8:05 AM

Re: “Humboldt Dem Headquarters Hit During Siege at U.S. Capitol

This is one of those, "oh, I know what to do" moments. By donating to the local Democratic party this week, you ensure that the effect of the vandalism is to improve the financial position of the local Democratic party. I've donated, I hope others will. This is an easy and effective way to make the point that you don't approve of vandalism as a political weapon, as well as making certain that the vandalism doesn't hurt the local party's finances. When vandals understand that all they accomplish by vandalizing the Democratic party's office (or, for that matter, the republican party's office) is to increase contributions to that party, perhaps the vandalism will stop.

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Posted by Mitch Trachtenberg1 on 01/07/2021 at 4:03 PM

Re: “'A Bucket of Cold Water'

Diane,

You believe in a god who is the object of worship of about 55% of people alive today, although only 31% of people call themselves Christian, 24% call themselves Muslim, and there are a few people who call themselves Jewish. I neither worship nor "not worship," that god, any more than I worship or "not worship" the various other gods who people have invented.

For obvious reasons, I think what is important is what we do, and how we treat our fellow humans and other animals. That matters regardless of what supernatural beings you choose to believe in. What frightens me is the willingness of such a large number of people to put more "faith" in supposed holy statements that have managed to reach us after several thousands of years, rather than in our own consciences, and those of people like Mahatma Gandhi.

The holy days are only holy to me to the extent they cause people to reflect on such things as the Sermon on the Mount or Rabbi Hillel's one sentence description of the Torah. Such personal introspection could do nothing but help. Worship of the supernatural is easily perverted, as I'm sure you realize, and has been used throughout history as a way to divide people rather than unite them.

Posted by Mitch Trachtenberg1 on 01/07/2021 at 8:37 AM

Re: “'A Bucket of Cold Water'

A useful exercise for the person who professes Christianity might be to ask themselves how they would feel if, during the holiday season, everyone around them wished them a Wonderful Buddha's Birthday, thought they were arrogant for replying that they weren't Buddhist and so preferred "Happy Holidays," and then insisted that such a request was part of a war on Buddhism.

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Posted by Mitch Trachtenberg1 on 01/02/2021 at 10:50 AM

Re: “2020: A Photographer's Look Back

The power of good photos! Thanks for sharing. My favorites are the "Let your Light Shine" and the lilies and sun.

Posted by Mitch Trachtenberg1 on 01/01/2021 at 10:57 AM

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