Fred Krissman 
Member since May 23, 2015

Recent Comments

Re: “It's Watson for the Interim

I am extremely disappointed to see the NCJ and its usually highly competent reporter Linda Stansberry give Steve Watson an unchallenged venue to present a completely non-tested theory: "... that many of the homeless and transient people in Eureka were attracted to the area by the pot industry ... ."

HSU faculty would love to conduct scientific studies to test urban-legend "theories" such as this but governmental, law enforcement and media hostility to our region's largest multibillion-dollar industry is such that funding opportunities for large-scale social science research projects are severely constrained. A working assumption is that this social problem has deep and diverse causes likely rooted in economic and political practices over the last 70 years entirely unrelated to the emergence of a domestic cannabis industry in the 1980s. Examples include deindustrialization, with most manufacturing businesses moving abroad and then-Gov R Reagan's closing of most state mental health facilities, Etc.

The Journal/Stansberry should have tempered this Trumpian-level rant with sources working with the homeless or in the industry. Faculty at Humboldt State University's Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research are readily available for comment, if all else fails. Considering the high level of ad revenue the Journal receives from cannabis-related businesses, it is the least the citizens of Humboldt should expect.

Posted by Fred Krissman on 08/08/2017 at 8:30 AM

Re: “How to Not Fuck Up Humboldt

THIS is well and good, but I'm more interested in seeing a good-faith demonstration of the values of the counties, cities, towns, growers/cooperatives, etc., all of whom benefit from the cannabis economy, and depend on these migrant workers! It's very easy to impose our rules on those that may be marginalized and impoverished (even homeless), and expect them to meet all the expectations of their local "betters"! BUT, where are the adequate and affordable camp grounds and day-labor muster sites (or hiring halls) with proper sanitation facilities where large numbers of seasonal workers can subsist while waiting for the jobs that we depend upon them to do? Thanks for thinking about them now, before the all-to-predictable seasonal influx begins!

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Posted by Fred Krissman on 05/04/2017 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Racism Behind the Redwood Curtain, Part I: The Lonely World of Humboldt’s White Supremacists

A very hopeful story that white supremacists are in short supply in HumCo. Re: the rebel flag... There has been a rather vitriolic debate on the LoCO about Huffman's proposal that would suggest considerable support for that racist relic. http://lostcoastoutpost.com/2015/jul/8/bat…

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Posted by Fred Krissman on 07/10/2015 at 11:52 AM

Re: “CHP Can't Pinpoint Cause of Fatal Bus Crash

I don't get it... Are the original reports of the FedEx truck on fire as it veered across the freeway inaccurate? Thanks.

Posted by Fred Krissman on 05/23/2015 at 3:57 PM

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