Steve Parr 
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Re: “Mindful Bitchface

Hmm...sounds like you could just be a bitch, too. Not everyone has to think like you.

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Posted by Steve Parr on 11/05/2018 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Arborist Recommends Eucalyptus Removal to Make Way for Bay Trail

Although I'm usually against wasting taxpayer's money on "studies", etc, I think two assessments is not asking too much.

The "risk" associated with these trees had to do with how close they are to the proposed trail (overhanging it). Since the NCRA is no longer going to be an obstacle to using the track bed for the trail, are the assessments being done with a new realignment in mind?

Surely, moving the trail farther from the trees would reduce the risk.

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Posted by Steve Parr on 11/05/2018 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Enough, Mr. President

Oh, come on, Judy. Move to Canada? Right. To proclaim a belief that the dog-and-pony show that is the Trump presidency would have any real effect on the ground would be specious at best, for a supposedly educated, world-wise old veteran like you. His tweets are designed for one thing and one thing only: to keep those foolish enough to follow them absorbed in their inanity, thus missing out on the real shenanigans of government.

And our flawed electoral system? it's funny how we never hear about it when Democrats are its beneficiaries. And start a war? What president hasn't started, or continued a war somewhere?

As far as our reputation as a bastion of Democracy - our "efforts" towards the spreading of "Democracy" world-wide have done more than anything else to harm our reputation, making it clear to all but us that we're willing to kill native peoples anywhere for American corporate control long before we're willing to kill them into accepting "democracy".

But let's get to the heart of the matter: the total bullshit being fed to us as news. You cannot turn on the television, read a paper or open a magazine without getting such a terribly skewed, one sided version of events as to render it all useless for anything other than propaganda. Stories that should just contain the facts (remember, "Who, what, when, where, and how"?)instead try to tell us why, with little concern for the accuracy of the information used to form the opinion, and act as if we must be addle-minded to even consider looking at anything from a different perspective.

I'm not picking sides here (something our news agencies do with glee) - Fox is as bad as CNN or MSNBC - but what Trump says is true: the major news agencies will not give the full story, or the important news about events that will really have an effect on our lives; they will fill our heads with a different calamity or fabricated crisis every week, and never tell us that our government just signed over our sovereignty, unless it's couched in some bullshit story about how the treaty will provide protection to some obscure critter somewhere by tightening environmental laws. Never mind that it just made our laws on the matter null and void, and gave the authority for policing our own lands over to some international tribune, somewhere.

So yeah - you all have dropped the ball, and now you're reaping the rewards. If you're tired of the criticism, suck it up and start doing your jobs. We'd all come out ahead.

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Posted by Steve Parr on 08/19/2018 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Almost 50 Guns Surrendered in Eureka Buy Back

So... by law all gun sales must be through a registered dealer, and buyers must submit to a background check and go through a ten-day waiting period.

Am I right in understanding that the EPD just made fifty felonious gun purchases? And if not, what other exemptions to the law are there?

Just curious.

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Posted by Stephen Parr on 04/01/2017 at 12:07 PM

Re: “H1N1 Claims Local Man

What the hell? According to the CDC, this year's flu viruses have mutated and are not affected by the vaccine. They optimistically predict a 12% to23% reduction in the risk of catching the flu after being inoculated while stating that 49% of those with the flu already had their shots. Methinks the old timey precautions of washing your hands often, avoiding crowded indoor areas and covering your mouth when you sneeze might be used to better effect, without introducing unnecessary crap into your system.

Posted by Stephen Parr on 02/18/2015 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Catch and Release

So Andy Mills thinks that making possession of 'roofies' a misdemeanor instead of a felony is going to give some people " excuse to rape women." Are you kidding me? A man looking to rape a woman (a serious felony) is not going to give a shit whether possession of the drug he uses to enable the act is a felony or a misdemeanor. That's as dumb as saying outlawing guns will stop shootings - if a person is going to shoot someone (a crime punishable by death), they surely don't care whether the weapon they use is legal or not.

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Posted by Stephen Parr on 01/15/2015 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Flash Fiction 2014

I was left feeling like I could have picked 99 words out of just about anything and won. Cute, but meaningless. How about something under 500 words? Or 1000? Flash fiction should be short, but still develop the elements of a story, not just a cutesy little snippet.

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Posted by Stephen Parr on 12/11/2014 at 3:22 PM

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