Polly Petersen 
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Re: “Dramatic Rescue on the Lost Coast Trail

Angels one and all, thank you !

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Posted by Polly Petersen on 04/21/2015 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Nerfing the World

In San Francisco the primary use of the countdown timers is so drivers can speed up to try to avoid the red light.

Posted by Polly Petersen on 04/06/2015 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Port of Call Eureka

If there was anything in Eureka of interest to Cruise Ships and their passengers, they'd be coming here already. Two tiny museums and the "oldest zoo" in California do not a destination make. The entire balloon track all the way through Old Town needs a massive facelift before any cruise ship company would even consider this area - it's way too industrial zombie drug transient as it is right now.

Why can't we consider the homeless Refugees from the Wars on Poverty and Drugs and get the army in here to put up houses for them? We do it in 99 other countries, why not our own?

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Posted by Polly Petersen on 12/02/2014 at 12:53 PM

Re: “Officer Involved

At some point, police have to stop using their guns first and their brains last.

In the last year, police shot and killed at least 400 civilians.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/14/police-killings-data/14060357/

In the last calendar year, 100 police have died.
http://www.nleomf.org/facts/officer-fatalities-data/year.html

So for every one police officer killed, four people die... but those four people often have nothing to do with crime. Grandmas killed reaching for babies, athletes shot in their bed reaching for cellphone during SWAT home invasion, baby hit by shock grenade in cradle during another SWAT invasion... the list is endless and grows longer every day.

This film where
http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/25/justice/south-carolina-trooper-shooting/
a white officer shoots an unarmed black man *on camera* is very revealing. The victim didn't stand a chance, he was shot before the cop even said hello. Most likely that's how the Eureka thing "just sorta happened" ... Badly trained cops + adrenaline = fatalities.

A big gun is not a license to kill, it's not a substitute for a big dick, it doesn't make the cop wearing it an instant big man. Instead, the badge and gun are a license to serve and protect.

Really big men use words and brains and love to ask questions and seek solutions. Childish idiots pull their guns out at every turn and only the truly imbecilic would use one before a shot was fired at themselves. We shall find out eventually - assuming those EPD investigators really don't cover up for their buddies - what may have happened.

Meanwhile, the South Carolina solution of firing the officer involved in a non-fatal shooting looks a lot better to the public than giving EPD cops desk jobs and paychecks after shooting someone dead.

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Posted by Polly Petersen on 09/25/2014 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Richmond Reflects

Richmond speaks with forked tongue.

When an overwhelming majority of the voters of Ferndale stood up and clearly stated their democratic opinion against permitting transport of material through the town which would require demolishing the oldest buildings in the historical district for the super trucks to make their turns...
When their views were supported by their democratically elected City Council...

What did this paragon of democracy do??

In the Times-Standard, Richmond called the "geezers" and the townsfolk NIMBY! So much for local support of democracy.

Your actions spoke way louder than your words, Dr. Bully.

Bullying at the top means bullying all the way down, the Jacks scandal was no surprise to anyone who saw the culture of bullying and intimidation being practiced by the University against the citizens of the Eel River Valley.

Goodbye Dr. Hippocrit, good riddance.

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Posted by Polly Petersen on 09/23/2014 at 7:39 AM

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