Sylvia De Rooy 
Member since May 23, 2013

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Re: “Oldylocks and the 3,000 Stairs

I went back to school in the 1990's and graduated in 1994 a week before my 58th birthday. I had in my younger days gone to New York University and Rutgers Newark Campus and had been married to a professor at MIT. HSU was ridiculously easy-peasy for me. I spent 3 years doing all the grading of art history essay exams. What I was always aware of was that at NYU half the freshman class flunked out mid-year. I don't know what it would take to flunk out of HSU. The young students I was friends w/ certainly knew where Trinidad and far more were and there were a number of students in their 30's, 40's and more.

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Posted by Sylvia De Rooy on 02/07/2018 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Trinidad, Do the Right Thing

Incredibly eloquently and beautifully written. Thank you. As I understand it the Trinidad City Council continues to dither and drag what should be a clear issue on. The lighthouse must be moved and very soon before these rains bring it down. The lighthouse must be moved to a place where it does not, even remotely, trespass upon or impact Tsurai land and graves. The Yurok Tribe should not be asked to share the cost, that is adding insult to injury but that is what the City Council is asking. When that is done the issue must be addressed of the Trinidad Museums dereliction in not having acknowledged the horrific treatment of the indigenous population even while they place Native baskets and art work on display.

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Posted by Sylvia De Rooy on 01/08/2018 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Arkley Emails Foreshadow Litigation over Tuluwat Island

This is the best coverage of this issue I've seen anywhere. Great job, Journal/Linda Stanberry.

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Posted by Sylvia De Rooy on 08/30/2017 at 7:23 PM

Re: “Don't Live in a Murder House

This is such an articulate, beautifully expressed article. I thank you so much for saying what so many of us believe and know to be true. Give it back, it is stolen goods.

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Posted by Sylvia De Rooy on 08/13/2017 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Oh, mercy

I am sorry to have to say that Merricks' response simply validates my contention that he does not understand what imprinting means. The study of animal behavior is ethology, not animal psychology and while it certainly has 'moved on' in the sense that new knowledge has been acquired since Lorenz time the work he did on imprinting is still as simply valid today as it was then because animal behavior in that respect has not changed. A goose hatchling will still imprint on the first moving being or object it sees and will still follow that object/being and believe that is what they are. It's just nonsensical to say that is not a hard and fast idea. It is built in animal behavior that does not change over the 40 plus years since Lorenz died. It is not a "tool" that changes with time, that's just foolish to say. It is a hard and fast FACT and is essential to understand if dealing with animal behavior. I had the rare privilege of meeting with and visiting Lorenz in my home in Cambridge, Mass. on his only brief visit to the US in the 60's and he was an amazing and knowledgeable man. Unfortunately his legacy is besmirched by the stands he took during WW2.

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Posted by Sylvia De Rooy on 08/02/2017 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Yes, I Use a Fork

I am the person who wore the sandwich board sign that said at 80 I can't believe I still have to protest this f---ing shit. Roe v. Wade 44 years. I had my picture taken at a non-stop rate for the entire time I was there. Rarely more than a half a minute went by without my being asked if I would let someone take my picture. I think my sign was the single most popular sign at the march. I went into Galleghers later and they insisted on giving me a meal on the house and when I asked why they said, "We like your sign.". When I have to, at the age of 80, fight for the rights so hard won by myself and other women after 50-60 years all over again I feel quite entitled to swear. Further: we have a president who is an obscenity and who uses obscenities regularly. How about worrying about that instead of nit-picking at the content of heart felt signs.

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Posted by Sylvia De Rooy on 02/02/2017 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Abominable Omission

While this is an excellent letter there is one thing I question and that is why is it that the full pressure is always on the city of Eureka? Homelessness is a county-wide issue so why is it not addressed as such? Why are the Board of Supervisors not up against the wall on this issue. They have refused to declare an emergency, they have, in fact, done next to nothing. In addition to the fact that they should be addressing homelessness in county areas they should be pressured to help incorporated areas, especially those most heavily impacted such as Eureka, to deal with it.

Posted by Sylvia De Rooy on 01/28/2017 at 4:27 PM

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