Larry Winters 
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Re: “A Word from the Lying Media

It's not "complicated" at all.

Think back to all of humanity's biggest, most successful social justice advancements, or just the last few in the U.S., each one was necessarily preceded by contentious polarization (wanting to avoid "divisiveness" merely serving a tyrant's desires).

Thus, the language of change must first permeate the nation, eventually media and other institutions either start sharing in their community's outrage or become irrelevant. Like any disease, racism, classism, sexism, etc, requires a broad spectrum of attack.

One day, voter turnout will, somewhere, be accurately reported as a percentage of potential voters and not as a percentage of registered voters, ie, fake news. Enabling American's to understand a growing crisis in our democracy since 1970.

One day unemployment numbers will be accurately reported by adding a disclaimer, "this information is meaningless". Leading to demands for more accurate indicators.


One day, media will either stop reporting the Dow Jones with its endless punditry, or assemble its own "HSI" (Human Suffering Index) from readily available statistical data. Enabling Americans to wonder why both indexes rise together.


For the truth to be believed, it must be repeated.


It takes courage from every sector of society.

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Posted by Larry Winters on 06/08/2018 at 12:21 AM

Re: “Sinclairly Yours

BooHoo...

Long, long before Sinclair, (from Wall Street to Main Street), a pillar of our democracy (voter turnout) is always inaccurately reported as a percentage of registered voters instead of the more accurate and meaningful, percentage of potential voters.

"Fake news" isn't new.

Why would commercial media endanger its golden egg, multi-billion dollar campaign ad industry by revealing that our nation and community's elections are illegitimate, (according to media reports of foreign, disliked nation's turnout, ie, "rogue nations")?

Why would a community's media report on the local number of foreclosures and bankruptcies in the aftermath of recurring housing "bubbles" when the development industry represents one of the largest private advertisers?

Why would media headline the growing correlations between our high fuel-consuming lifestyles and a collapsing environment and economy, when auto and travel ads represent a large percentage of media revenue?

Why would media expose the rapid drop in home ownership when the wealthiest and most powerful entities in the community are also landlords?

Why would a campus newspaper routinely expose a class-centered campus, an administration lacking advanced academic credentials in their fields, or the inefficiency and high cost of privatization of campus services when it's funded by the university?

And on, and on, and on

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Posted by Larry Winters on 06/07/2018 at 11:32 PM

Re: “Fake News

Keep your eyes on Russia and Alex Jones....while the domestic propaganda of 4 generations has become a trillion dollar annual ad industry and the message is unchanged:

"THIS IS A WORLD OF PLENTY FOR THE DESERVING".

Nothing has been a more effective intervention into child-rearing since the Nazi Youth Movement, propaganda so powerful that the collapse of the environment, economy and society have little impact.

The climate is changing faster than we are despite our "intelligence".

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Posted by Larry Winters on 06/07/2018 at 10:58 PM

Re: “Election Rundown: A Reformer's Landslide, a Nail-Biter in the Fifth and What You Missed on Election Night

If there were a motivating and meaningful local initiative on the ballot, Bass and Sundberg wouldn't stand a chance.

Simply put, potential voters (the vast majority) no longer trust candidates enough to register, or vote, (since the 1970's!), however, we've learned in recent Eureka elections that ballot initiatives, and candidate's stance on them, were decisive in winning Eureka's first non-right wing majority.

The right-wing candidates for Eureka city council this November also shouldn't stand a chance but will also do well if there are no ballot initiatives forcing them to reveal their values.

Posted by William Slade on 06/06/2018 at 11:16 PM

Re: “Concerned Community Members Flood Meeting to Discuss Firing of Woman who 'Put the K in KHSU'

"Near the end of the meeting, office manager Lorna Bryant expressed concern that more firings would follow: I dont know if Im the next at-will employee to be asked to leave, she said".

No one working on campus is an "at-will" employee, but, as long as administrators can fool HSU's auxiliary employees into believing they are, the executives can enjoy petty tyrannies at public expense. (An irresistible human weakness).

When there are poor performing employees administrators should be doing their job by extending the required due-process rights to their employees with documented evaluations, reprimands, and appeal rights. History has shown that management through fear and favor is where corruption thrives.

Administrators like Fretwell could care less, it's the public's money, not his, that will be used for the state's attorney's, the defendant's attorneys, and the huge settlements from HSU faced with losing these lawsuits filed in local courts when auxiliary employees sue under section 89900(c) of the Ca. Ed, Code guaranteeing rights to all campus employees that are comparable to state employees.

"At-will" is in contradiction of the law. No surprises here; Americans must generally sue for all the rights we have when they are denied.

Maybe it's time for local media to join their community in sharing some outrage by digging deeper into this systemic scandal that costs taxpayers millions of dollars while inviting corruption, nepotism and favoritism, (ie, incompetence), to thrive in public workplaces.

Fretwell should be fired for not doing his job...after a fair hearing, of course.

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Posted by William Slade on 06/04/2018 at 12:06 AM

Re: “The County Needs You

It's difficult for residents to be inspired by an organization unwilling to defend its own findings by requiring a response from local public agencies with the same force of law faced by average residents who would dare ignore official GJ inquiries.

Posted by William Slade on 05/22/2018 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Vote Sundberg!

Building our way into the third housing collapse and bailout since the 80's creates jobs alright....MORE BIG HOMES!!

Tens of millions of American families foreclosed and bankrupted in the collapse can find work in all those predatory industries rushing here to exploit the New Depression...turning poverty into destitution.

Jobs, jobs, jobs...

As an insurance agent, Sundberg earns more selling to those big homes.

Win-win!!

There's also big-bucks selling health insurance. Is this why Sundberg won't support a resolution for universal health care in California?

Win-win-win!!!

Democrats my Ass!!

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Posted by William Slade on 05/04/2018 at 12:28 AM

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