Jon Yalcinkaya 
Member since Jul 14, 2009


Recent Comments

Re: “Move Over PG&E?

No mention of the problems of a private not-actual-CCA stepping in and running the CCA for us in a turn-key fashion? Internalize profits, externalize costs? I'd be more enclined to trust the monopoly which can be more easily regulated than an energy middleperson.…

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Posted by Jon Yalcinkaya on 06/27/2015 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Catch and Release

Great article... One nitpick... Wondering the wisdom of diminishing the dignity of a class of people by comparing them to fish. As a headline it's catchy and describes the situation, however, it demonstrates how easily we can forget that altho these individuals have been convicted of a crime, they are still us, human.

Maybe headlining a well thought out article with such a headline is part of the problem that allows 5% of the world's population to imprison 20% of the world's prisoners? Ironically, while declaring we are the bastion of freedom?

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Posted by Jon Yalcinkaya on 01/09/2015 at 5:44 AM

Re: “A False Sense of Reform

So limiting money is dangerous?

I'd argue NOT limiting money is dangerous.

Exhibit A ... One and a half political parties ruled by money.

Money is not speech, there is no danger in extricating it from politics, the danger lies if we fail to.

Posted by Jon Yalcinkaya on 10/07/2014 at 6:02 AM

Re: “Truth in Advertising

Its well drawn and fun and thoughtful Joel as your work usually is.

But seeing that Heidi has an article with solstice thoughts in it too - I don't know, it seems unnecessary. It's a conflict with the right I just have zero interest in. There are 3 other chances in the calendar to pass along similar justified science notes, but I see no need to crow my agnostic lack-of-faith in this season.

I do feel the spirit of the season, for whatever reason. I think one of the reasons is the bipolar (no pun intended) relationship "the season" has with capitalism. On the one hand most retailer's bottom lines are achieved in this season, on the other the sanctity of the 25th is (or at least was) partially recognized by the absence of commerce.

I think our society would be best served if we continued the trend of de-emphasizing commerce and getting back to spirituality - and for some that is Christianity and Christmas and that is just fine - in fact preferred - by me. (as is Islam, or Judaism, or Wiccan, or UU, or Bhuddist, or Sufi, or.......)

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Posted by Jon Yalcinkaya on 12/27/2013 at 7:29 AM

Re: “Google Glass Hits Humboldt

Very funny caption. Win!

Posted by Jon Yalcinkaya on 12/27/2013 at 7:18 AM

Re: “The New Guy: Thadeus Greenson to Join the NCJ

congrats Thadeus - good luck!

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Posted by Jon Yalcinkaya on 12/16/2013 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Angry Town

this just makes me sad. wanted? and then to post it so large? I'm no fan, but to just reprint this highly charged poster like that is, ugh.

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Posted by Jon Yalcinkaya on 12/16/2013 at 5:51 PM

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