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Re: “HSU Welcomes New President Tom Jackson Jr.

If the first black president is anything like the first female president...nothing will change.

As a model for academic excellence he holds an advanced degree in his field of public administration, right???


Posted by Anon. on 05/23/2019 at 11:16 PM

Re: “Making Rooms: Eureka Approves Hotel Project

This spin is outrageous.

Eureka's locally owned hotels and motels should be included in the surveys! They are forced to take long-term residents because the national corporations are allowed to saturate the market in a race to the bottom!

In a similar example, Ray's market in Eureka had more employees than customers, yet, due to its national status, Ray's was able to remain in business for a decade trying to undermine locally-owned competition. It is rare that they lost.

Despite the economic analyst's assertions, take your own survey on any night by driving through town to witness the empty parking spaces at most local hotels and motels.

Until "growth" receives broader, more inclusive and accurate analysis it will continue to inflict far greater costs elsewhere.

Posted by Anon. on 05/23/2019 at 1:30 PM

Re: “'Incredibly Disappointing'

From day-one, Bohn, Bass and Fennell NEVER represented average residents, they worked tirelessly to unilaterally deregulate Humboldt County's General Plan Update and its Guiding Principles without any of the numerous public workshops it took to create them.

These are rural, citizen-politicians who are quickly overwhelmed by the complex realities of numerous human crises for which Humboldt County far exceeds state and national averages.

Even though only 4 local politicians have won state seats in the last half-century, deep-pocket developer's feed their egos, and the media, with an endless stream of plausible distractions spun as "progress" providing our "representatives" with the appearance of "DOING SOMETHING".

Their rationality is always the same..."jobs"..."growth"..."free-market"...code-words for what is, in reality, a corrupt system of privatizing short-term profits while socializing extreme long-term economic, environmental and social costs.

Public testimony, facts, science, research, water capacity, traffic, noise, viewscape, quality of life, economic and environmental sustainability, posterity, are all readily dismissed under the shared ideology of "trickle-down economics" for which Tyson, Sundburg and the others are a dying breed.

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Posted by Anon. on 05/23/2019 at 1:09 PM

Re: “HumBug: The Bald Faced Truth


One of our family's camping traditions was to set-out a scrap of meat to attract yellow jackets...and soon...the bald-faced wasp would appear, (we called it a "Wolf-Wasp" because it would grab the yellow jacket from mid-air, bite off its head and fly away.

Both species love the previous year's Jerusalem Artichoke stalks to make pulp for their nests. They grow like weeds in our coastal climate.

Thanks for the dye idea.

We'll give it a go.

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Posted by Anon. on 05/13/2019 at 1:37 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Coastal Commission Asks Staff to Postpone Safety Corridor Hearing to Allow Local Input

Moving the public hearing 750 miles south ensures that the vast majority of local residents will be unable to publicly express outrage.

The primary concern over numerous fatalities on this 6-mile corridor was solved long-ago by the 50mph speed limit.

$35 million would go a long way in reestablishing Eureka's trolley system to mitigate some of the highest per-capita fatalities, injuries and property damage in California occurring on our DEADLY streets...never designed to handle the irresponsible growth by greedheaded developers running Humboldt County.

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Posted by Anon. on 05/09/2019 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Attorney: Zoellner Thanks Jurors, Hopes Police Will Seek 'Truth' in Lawson Investigation many of the Grand Jury members had ties to HSU or the suspect's parents??

Rural county's have immense difficulties in finding unprejudiced adjudicators in high-profile murder cases.

This case should have gone to the C.D.O.J. long ago.

Posted by Anon. on 05/06/2019 at 1:51 PM

Re: “In Defense of Bohn

"likable" people do not necessarily make good leaders and Rex Bohn is perfect example.

If he had his way there would be 3 nine-story liquified natural gas tanks one mile from Humboldt County's largest population center, well within the burn-zone of an explosion that these facilities occasionally produce. Exporting LNG to China instead of reducing its cost here.

As a pulp-mill apologist, Bohn had no problem with the black smoke that they illegally discharged late at night and on weekends into Humboldt County's most populated center for decades.

Voting to unilaterally deregulate Humboldt County's General Plan and Guiding Principles to facilitate rezoning of 500,000 acres for development serves Bohn's biggest contributor's interests in the next housing boom and bust, each time leaving local families in financial ruin.

Bohn's legislative track record is not in the public's interest, no matter how many babies he kisses.

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Posted by Anon. on 04/25/2019 at 1:27 PM

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