Feel free to make your own criticism of the blog or other discussions here while I'm gone.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
His belongings, a tent and a bag of clothes were stolen from him. He was transported to the hospital by paramedics. The assailants were reported to be three white teenagers.
This is the second such brutal attack against houseless people in Eureka in the last two weeks. The other one was near the Adorni Center on the water front. The assailants in that incident were also reported as 3 white teenagers.
A call to EPD was not returned by Sgt. O'Neal as of this posting. Anyone with any information on these brutal attacks should call the Eureka P.D. at 707-441-4060.
The White House sent at least three party crashers to a press conference Wednesday with Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), who has introduced a pot-decriminalization bill.
The Office of National Drug Control Policy's "chief scientist" and two aides who were dispatched to provide instant rebuttal to Frank and the bill's cosponsors, all of whom acknowledged that marijuana was likely to remain very much illegal in the foreseeable future.
Given the bill's essentially non-existent chances of passage, ONDCP's Dr. David Murray's impassioned arguments that seemed more appropriate in Reefer Madness were greeted with plenty of puzzled glances.
Why did the White House feel it necessary to send at least three staffers to Capitol Hill to place in every reporter's hand a copy of its 20-page, color-copied "2008 Marijuana Sourcebook?" RAW STORY posed this question to Murray.
"It is our responsibility to be aware of policy developments," said Murray, who clarified that he had a PhD and was not a medical doctor. He explained that Frank's attempt to modify the controlled substances act was very much of interest to the Bush administration's pot prohibitionists.
The Marijuana Policy Project's Rob Kampia, who stuck around to listen to Murray's post-press conference diatribe, said he suspected ulterior motives behind the propagandistic pontificating.
"Nothing's going to happen on this before he loses his job," the decriminalization advocate said, acknowledging that Frank's bill won't move forward until at least next year, when President Bush -- and his appointees -- would be out of office. "This is him emptying the clip."
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
These three young men died within three months of each other (2007) in”unexplained and violent deaths.”Each of these men died in custody of and/or during an interactionwith local ‘law enforcement’ officers. See blog Highboltage for the whole story.
Our infrastructure is crumbling and what could be better than private roads, funded by well to do people with pay pass transponders on their dash boards? How about roads we all can use? Why would the private sector build transit projects in areas where they are not assured of a good return on their money? Rural areas would be stuck with expensive toll roads and little or no alternative. Are private companies going to build hiking and biking trails into their toll roads? Probably not. What would be their incentive? Would the private sector be U.S. companies or are we talking about selling off the country to foreign interests sitting on piles of U.S. dollars?
Another problem is right of way. Is it right for a government to take private property and give or sell it to another private concern because they want to make a profit? Wouldn't this be fascism? Oh yeah, and just because they are private doesn't mean the state would have much say over how they are built. See fight over O.C. toll roads.
It is my opinion that we should raise the Federal Excise Tax and the tax at the gas, hydrogen and ethanol pumps to pay for our nations roads and bridges.
As for mass transit, private companies don't do it very well, the airlines have to be bailed out all the time, and slow bus and train routes need to be subsidised anyway. Why give up control over these things when we are the ones that pay when they aren't making money?
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Today, this means that the Actual Board Feet in a tree using the Scribner's Method is under valued by 100%. In these terms: One-half of every load of logs, on most logging truck you see, isn't documented. A load of small logs, with a butt end of 5", or 'pecker poles', are worth 200% over the Scribner Method and are not documented, either.
The true value of the 210,000 acres, that are up for grabs, in a Texas Courtroom, is worth more then the noteholders realize.
Camping is additional and the tickets are actually a guest list. Tickets are non transferable and photo ID is required.
JACKIE AND SHERI WON 2, THREE DAY PASSES TO REGGAE RISING!
Public Service Announcement July 26, 08'
Don't miss this chance to participate in these mass demonstrations ...Denver
Aug. 24th through the 28th, ... helping to expose this sham democracy being carried on at the Democratic National Convention. This is an extraordinary point in our lives with so much at stake across the world. All who deeply care and will make time are asked to join.
We're meeting locally to plan out our part in this huge event. PLease join us....
Wed. July 30, 6:00 PM...The Labor Hall, 8th and E streets... Eureka.
Call 442-8733 for getting involved early in the organizing
Billions of people have been disillusioned while building their lives on constant, but empty hopes. Again and again they've been shunted aside or suffered far worse, their most cherished beliefs and critical needs ignored for more aggressions and greed. There are no easy answers, for this system shows it's unpreparedness to make amends, in going right on with its fatally flawed agenda.
We demonstrate to make certain they see our resistance to such methods and the devastating results, which we dare not ignore.
THE WORLD CAN'T WAIT
. Humboldt County Chapter
Thursday, July 24, 2008
He claimed our technology is "not nearly as sophisticated" as theirs and "had they been hostile", he warned "we would be been gone by now".
Any body out there ever seen one of these creatures or something flying that just didn't make sense?
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Now it's my turn.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
http://humboldtherald.wordpress.com/2008/07/18/khsu-gen-manager-forced-out/#more-1717 We didn't get the press release here at Bicoastal Media but no matter, I read the Humboldt Hearald.
Elizabeth Hans McCrone said Gunsalus told her that he had a different vision for KHSU.
One of the visions he had was the elimination of Democracy Now!, I'm not shouting, that's the way it's spelled. Also of concern was Thursday Night Talk with David Cobb. Read the story from Hans McCrone at the Humboldt Hearald and you can see that those that control the purse strings at HSU don't like the liberal slant of these shows. Instead of putting a Conservative, pro war show on for balance, they decided to can the G.M. and possibly those shows.
Since those shows were widely popular on KHSU and they are supposedly the #1 listened to radio station in Humboldt(I'm not doubting that since they have more signals than any one else), one would think that shows like Democracy Now!, played a part in the stations success.
It is my belief that if they drop the progressive shows and stick to non political, classical music and car show type content, KGOE stands to pick up more listeners. We at KGOE 1480 am are already having the best year ever in terms of ad revenue and we offer more progressive talk radio than any other station in Humboldt Co. If this decision to let Elizabeth Hans McCrone go is what I think it is, than KHSU has just conceded the progressive talk audience to KGOE and we welcome all of them to their new home.
WHY? Why are farmers ploughing under tomatoes or letting them rot in packing houses? In the old days, when there were too many tomatoes, they made catsup or ketchup, or spaghetti sauce.
When salmonella is cooked, it dies. Canned, cooked tomatoes are safe to eat. Why let them rot?
It probably has to do with keeping the price up. http://www.cfbf.com/agalert/AgAlertStory.cfm?ID=1022&ck=93D65641FF3F1586614CF2C1AD240B6C
Tomatoes have never been more plentiful or more expensive according to the California Tomato Growers Association. http://www.ctga.org/newctga/production.htm
Has the salmonella scare stopped you from eating fresh tomatoes?
On July 16th Michael Savage, heard locally in Humboldt County on KWSW 790 am, claimed that autism is "[a] fraud, a racket. ... I'll tell you what autism is. In 99 percent of the cases, it's a brat who hasn't been told to cut the act out. That's what autism is. What do you mean they scream and they're silent? They don't have a father around to tell them, 'Don't act like a moron. You'll get nowhere in life. Stop acting like a putz. Straighten up. Act like a man. Don't sit there crying and screaming, idiot.' "
Local Blogger HighBoltage has this:http://highboldtage.wordpress.com/
High Boltage has links to advertisers and the company that syndicates of the Savage Nation and seems to be calling for a boycott.
I support the right of Michael Savage to say stupid things. I just don't think I would want my business (I don't currently have one but did some years ago) associated with such ignorance and controversy. It's one thing to be on the political right or left but Savage is on the political wrong on this issue and many others. I don't support boycotts of advertisers, I support boycotting the station he is on and suggest you turn into KGOE 3 to 6pm instead of KWSW and enjoy the Peter B. Collins Show.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
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Tuesday, July 15, 2008
The video takes viewers on the 120 foot span of the "D River" in Oregon. Known as the country's shortest river the journey takes viewers from the headwaters to the Pacific Ocean in just 120 feet.
Brad and Desi came by KGOE today and we spoke about blogs, progressive talk radio, the Peter B. Collins Show (Brad is a regular Fridays from 5 to 6pm on Peter B. heard locally on kgoe1480 am), and other exciting things possible in the new world of blogs and electronic media.
I asked if he and Peter B. were going to do extended election coverage again this year on election night, he wasn't sure but said he would talk to Mr. B. about it. I also invited him to join Peter B. this year when he comes to town to do his show live from the F. Street Eureka Theater. He said he would try to make it. ( Possibly in October)
Brad Friedman does a radio show that can be heard at http://www.bradshow.com/
And is involved in the Velvet Revolution at http://www.velvetrevolution.us/
Keeping them honest, Brad is kicking ass and taking names. Thanks Brad for the work that you do! Have a great vacation and we hope to see you back in Eureka later this year.
Die or Give Up Trying": How Poor Contractor Performance, Government
Mismanagement and the Erosion of Quality Controls Denied Thousands of Disabled
Veterans Timely and Accurate Retroactive Retired Pay Awards.
Retroactive pay awards to eligible retired veterans with disabilities were enacted by
Congress in2003 and2004. But delays in delivering the new benef,rt were signif,rcant.
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) determined that more than
133,000 potentially eligible veterans were waiting for adjudication of their claims three
years after Congress enacted the laws. The backlog grew to over 2I7,000 veterans as the
DFAS awarded a no-bid, Cost Plus Fixed Fee contract to Lockheed Martin ("Lockheed")
for the VA Retro program, as the work to compute the retroactive pay awards was
known. Lockheed originally had a deadline of November 2007 to work through the
backlog of VA Retro cases. But Lockheed missed that deadline and every succeeding
one. By March 1, 2008, over 60,000 eligible veterans still had not had their cases
reviewed for payment. SEE FULL STORY HERE:
Monday, July 14, 2008
In this evening’s “Featured Article”, Kim Zetter of “Threat Level Blog” at Wired reports about the failure of new Sequoia voting machines to get through state and local testing. So far about 50 percent of the voting machines delivered to the state have problems. Doug Kellner, co-chair of the New York State Board of Elections, is quoted as saying something that the Election Integrity community has known for a long time. He said, “There's no way the vendor could be adequately reviewing the machines and having so many problems. What it tells us is that the vendor just throws this stuff over the transom and does not do any alpha- or beta-testing of their own before they apply for certification testing. Get the rest of the story here at the brad blog:http://www.bradblog.com/?p=6176#more-6176
Cynthia McKinney gets this and is the only presidential candidate that does. Because of the serious lack of priorities displayed by the top tier candidates for president of this once great country, I can only support Cynthia McKinney for president. She is not afraid to speak truth to power. She is not a fear monger. She gets it.
Years ago, when we broadcast right wingged talk radio, the afternoon segment was so void of advertisers that I started doing my own news casts to fill the time. Those days are over.
So if you don't hear me in the afternoon drive time, check in during Clark Howard or Mike Malloy 6p to 9p weekdays for KGOE News, or when all else fails, check this blog.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
From The RawStory.com
Wiretap immunity bill heads to president's desk
Nick JulianoPublished: Wednesday July 9, 2008
The Senate gave President Bush what he wanted Wednesday, sending him a bill expanding his surveillance authority and granting legal amnesty to telecommunications companies that facilitated his warrantless surveillance program.
On a 69-28 vote, the Senate approved an administration-backed update to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act after striking down amendments to modify its immunity provision. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) voted for the FISA update, while his former primary opponent Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) voted against it. Republican candidate John McCain skipped the FISA vote altogether.
Opponents of legal amnesty for telecommunications companies that facilitated President Bush's extra-legal warrantless wiretapping program were dealt a decisive blow Wednesday, but advocates vowed to challenge the bill in court.
An amendment sponsored by Sens. Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Russ Feingold (D-WI) to strip telecom immunity from an update to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act failed 32 to 66, although that was more support than the 31 votes a similar amendment received in February. The shift appears to be a result of Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) voting in favor of the amendment -- she did not vote last time -- and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) skipping the vote -- he opposed the measure last time.
Immediately after the vote on Feingold and Dodd's amendment, the Senate voted down another offering from Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA), which would have let the court decide not to grant immunity if it decides the warrantless spying was unconstitutional. The amendment failed 37-61. Senators then moved to an amendment from Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), which would have delayed a decision on immunity until Congress receives reports on the warrantless wiretapping from inspectors general of the agencies involved in the program. That measure failed 42-56.
Obama voted in favor of the Feingold/Dodd and Specter amendments, although he has said he will vote for the final FISA bill even if the immunity provision remains. The Illinois Senator has taken heat from supporters for reneging on an earlier pledge to oppose any FISA update that would grant immunity.
Monday, July 7, 2008
If it's the mess and not the bird, there could be a beach clean up day just after the 4th. I would give such an event a free plug on KGOE and I'm sure other media would help get the word out. This would be a lot easier to clean up than the aftermath of another forest fire.
I have always considered my self an environmentalist and wish no harm to nesting birds but are we being sold a bag of crap with these beach closures?
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
July 1st column
By Dave Stancliff
Don’t you just love secrets?
I know I do. It’s exciting to have one, or to discover one.
Gary Moore, the game show host for "I’ve Got a Secret," that ran from June 19, 1952 until April 3, 1967, successfully tapped into American’s love for secrets. Curiosity is a very human trait and it often makes life more interesting.
Last week’s worst-held secret award goes to the hoards of DEA and FBI types gathering in Humboldt County. The last time a successful secret raid was conducted here was in 1990 when "Operation Green Sweep" surprised and angered a lot of Humboldt residents who resented having 200 armed National Guardsmen and BLM officers swarm over their land.
This time the internet ratted the feds out. Anonymous blogs sprang up overnight and the word that hundreds of feds were gathering in town got around. I suspect that sources close to the operation probably shared their secret with the wrong person. But who knows?
If this was a military operation it would have ended badly for the attackers. Informed defenders are hard too sneak up on. Just think what would have happened if we had the internet back in the forties. D-Day would have been impossible.
Secrets are harder to keep these days with the popularity of the internet. I can’t help wondering how all those agents felt, knowing everybody in town knew they were there for a "secret" raid. It must have been somewhat unsettling wondering who was reporting your every movement.
One government spokesperson did tell Channel 3 News they were aware of the blogs and were actually getting information from them. That raised my eyebrows for a moment. As far as I can tell, after following all the blogs closely for the past two weeks, the only real information they got was that most of Humboldt County knew they were there and even had the dates right.
Another government official who had been passing out misinformation on what the feds mission was prior to the June 24th raid in Southern Humboldt, tried to play off the fact that their operation wasn’t a secret to anyone in the area.
As far as secrets go this was too big to elude cyber talk coming from informed sources and observers with blogs. There was a lot of paranoia on the internet, and every indoor grower in Humboldt County probably panicked at the thought of a sudden visit from the DEA.
We’ll never know how many growers decided to pull up their precious pot plants in a blind panic over the last two weeks. It’s safe to say some did however. Perhaps the panic worked in the feds favor if you consider the end results.
One of the most persistents rumors was that PG&E was sharing customers bills with the feds. This one is a case of part wrong and part right. PG&E doesn’t just hand out customer bills for anyone to examine. They do however, yield to warrants which, of course, the feds had. Their official line (as of this writing) was that they were just after one big growing operation.
The ripple effect of private growers shutting down their operations in a panic has to have the feds smiling. I can’t help thinking that the blogs were two-edged swords. Yes, the alarm went out to all marijuana growers, but it also hurt those who panicked and pulled their plants for no reason.
Humboldt County was outed by magazines like High Times decades ago. All you have to do while visiting other states, or even abroad, is to say, ""I’m from Humboldt County," and they immediately think marijuana. You might as well have a pot patch sewn on your forehead.
I still think that secrets are interesting and will always be with us for a whole slew of reasons. Right now I’m betting that there’s a lot of people shaking their heads and thinking about the difference between hearing about a secret, or a rumor. Secrets, like rumors, don’t have to be true. Their just something that is kept from you.
As It Stands, it’s no secret that our local economy is boosted by local marijuana growers who spend their money in the county.