Howard Smith 
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Re: “Party for the Planet

What is Eureka doing with a million dollar a year certified zoo while Eureka's youth unemployment is twice the state average and homelessness is out of control? 1,000 homeless HSU students?

Posted by Howard Smith on 04/22/2017 at 12:26 AM

Re: “Employee Calls Police After Alleged Dispute with Public Defender

What do you expect from a group of right-wing supervisors?

If residents are accused by police they must be guilty, if people are homeless, they must be lazy, if people are sick they must not be taking care of themselves, if people are poor they must be stupid, If people want an education they should borrow the money.

Our laws, in their infinite equality, prohibit the rich, as well as the poor, from sleeping under bridges.

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Posted by Howard Smith on 04/15/2017 at 9:16 PM

Re: “Let's Talk About Rex

County government is run by an auctioneer, realtor, waitress, and rural radio host, each laser-focused on representing the property rights zealots that funded their campaigns.

Stop electing development industry hacks and start demanding that your local government hire executives and department directors with advanced degree in their field, you know, the kind of professionals that understand how to incorporate the law into practice.

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Posted by Howard Smith on 04/14/2017 at 1:08 AM

Re: “Playing Hardball

If your local public schools were failing it's because parents are not involved, they're not at teacher-parent meetings, they're not at school board meetings, they're AWOL.

Charter schools have a horrible record, even after culling the special-needs kids from their ranks.

Whether they graduate from a private Trump university or a public university, they will suffer debt-peonage for decades and zero career prospects.

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Posted by Howard Smith on 04/14/2017 at 12:49 AM

Re: “Red Handed

Much prejudice surrounds this issue, that's why actual theft-statistics are always missing.

It doesn't matter.

It's about hate.

Media has no sense of proportion, abandoning investigations of far worse crimes costing taxpayers millions and remaining unreported because they are committed by area elites.

Every poor working family in this county subsidizes the infrastructure, and emergency services for high-priced subdivisions miles from downtown, homes that most residents cannot afford, homes that will be part of the next perfectly legal housing bubble bailed out by taxpayers, homes requiring a $30 million "Martin Slough Sewage Interceptor", the largest single reason Eureka resident's water bills doubled in 5 years, and are going to double again over the next 5 years.


Business theft, called "shrinkage" remains about 1% of sales where it has been for many decades, mostly the result of disgruntled, underpaid, mistreated employees with zero healthcare, massive student debt, and no career prospects.

One crime begets another.

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Posted by Howard Smith on 04/08/2017 at 1:35 AM

Re: “Out of Order

Humboldt County in general and especially Eureka, lacks top executives with advanced degrees in their field. It's time for a hard-hitting report on this scandal.

Credentialed professionals, like local doctors, are hard to retain.

So, who are these people?

They are people who are trusted....friends of the family, church, club and political party.

Posted by Howard Smith on 03/02/2017 at 8:18 PM

Re: “Passive Resistance

This is the first time I have ever seen anyone, let alone a public representative, call a Human Rights Resolution "negative and mean".

Shame on Brady, and the Mayor.

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Posted by Howard Smith on 02/21/2017 at 8:42 PM

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