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Re: “Watch Cotati Police Kick Door In, Tase Resident

A swat team for a family quarrel with children present? This would never have happened when the Peace and Freedom Party ran the City of Cotati circa 1970s. The police chief was a full blooded Native American and the Mayor later worked for United Way.

Posted by DRMarconi on 11/18/2014 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Eat More Beef

Nicolette, I don't care if one eats meat or not, but after nearly 45 years of not eating meat I would never change. Raised 3 healthy children who as adults remain vegetarian.
Adequate protein and B12 were never a problem and done without meat, supplements or vitamins. Since discovering Macrobiotics I have never looked back. At 70 years old I remain healthy, active and drug free. Can the same be said for meat eaters?

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Posted by MrNatural on 11/12/2014 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Under the Radar

unk punk punk unk..no matter how its spelled or reformed im an 80s child and played shows with mdc went to the river theatre and saw a little band called GreenDay..im pretty bored with it ,always tolerated it (even as a youth) now with fukkin banjos ,,cumon local Musianship,where did you go? WE are Here Ready to Bring some new Honed Sounds to the ppl. I am Slanted in my Comment Here,as I studies alot of Latin -Afro Cuban music and grew up Playing funk and reggae,if Possible id like to see or be a Part of GOOD music that makes the girls wanna Dance ..NOT get puked on or slammed,I guess ive just outgrown this towns scene not to belittle the efforts of avant-Garde music popping up around {AFC}-look it up but i be little before,now im much bigger and older wiser,dont get me wrong i still love it loud but can any world music or funk come out to play and not just Midnite Sun( no offence ) but its getting stale around here,,Idea ..use the co-op for workshops and really get connections going rather than cesspool of happen to run into you vibe..lets do ~something special. Broriddimbeat

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Posted by Dave Hensley on 11/06/2014 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Artless Spirit

Damn good and they have it at Whiskey Tip in Santa Rosa, CA! Best Cocktails in town.

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Posted by Sammytheseal on 11/06/2014 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Bowled Over

Serving organic chicken doesn't strike me as remarkable.

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Posted by Stett Holbrook on 11/05/2014 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Bowled Over

how can you call ORGANIC chicken in a restaurant 'unremarkable'?! If you're so jaded and bored, try another profession! :)

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Posted by Nansee Greenwich on 11/05/2014 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Eat More Beef

A Well-Fed World specifically makes the connection about the harm caused by the "livestock" industry on global hunger and food security. www.awfw.org/scarcity-vs-distribution

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Posted by Dawn L. Moncrief on 11/03/2014 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Eye of the Beholder

I've read the story twice now, and I still don't know why I put that giant eyeball there.

Posted by Danny Hellman on 10/30/2014 at 2:15 PM

Re: “Eye of the Beholder

You've got to read the story to find out!

Posted by Stett Holbrook on 10/30/2014 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Debriefer: October 22, 2014

Being a nudist, that's nice. Meet more nudists on nudistfriendfinder.org

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Posted by nudistfriendfinder on 10/29/2014 at 7:31 PM

Re: “Eye of the Beholder

Yeah, what IS up with that eyeball, anyway?

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Posted by Danny Hellman on 10/29/2014 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Hey Whitey

This movie is NOT set at Whitman College (which is a real life top liberal arts college in the US) but at fictional "Winchester University". Please correct your story.

Posted by Michelle Ma on 10/29/2014 at 8:40 AM

Re: “Eat More Beef

The premise that ecologists have followed is that animals cause soil degradation and desertification due to over grazing. Based on this premise, Savory (with the support of all the other ecologists in his country) made the tragic mistake of removing elephants from the landscape. Savory acknowledges this tragedy and that he'll take this mistake to his grave.

What happened though without the elephants is that desertification got a lot worse. What Savory learned is that the elephants and large grazers were and are essential in preventing desertification and that animals are an essential part of maintaining grassland ecosystems. 2/3 of the earth non-submerged area is grasslands.

In America, the near extermination of bison took those large ruminants out of the ecosystem. Abolitionist vegans now want to further degrade ecosystems by doing away with grass fed cattle and other livestock. But despite misinformed editorials claiming that Savory's methods don't work, the proof is in the implementation with over 40 milion acres on 5 continents utilziing holistic management methods producing results.

Here are two excellent videos showing the methods and benefits of proper management and soil sequestion. Anyone who dismisses what Savory has been accomplishing is simply blinded by his or her food religion and has not spoken with any ranchers using these methods

The Soil Solution to Climate Change - http://t.co/SJpHvU4vFg
Soil Carnon Cowboys - http://vimeo.com/80518559


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Posted by Stefhan Gordon on 10/27/2014 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Eat More Beef

"This concept of cattle as agents of environmental remediation, and much of the intellectual underpinnings of Hahn Niman's analysis, is based on the work of Allan Savory."

Savory, responsible for the killing of 40,000 elephants because, he claimed, they were destroying the Savannah, now advocates the breeding of cattle to restore that same land, has never provided any reproducible data to back up his claims. His assertions are rebuked here: http://bit.ly/asavory and here: http://bit.ly/1zdoedf

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Posted by Kamal S Prasad on 10/26/2014 at 8:14 PM

Re: “Ode to a Patty Melt

"macaroni and cheese is haute cuisine because you rubbed your truffles on it"

Outstanding

Posted by Fisch on 10/26/2014 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Eat More Beef

She actually argues that eating meat is not morally wrong, and that it can be part of a health diet along with being a positive towards our environment versus the projected view that all meat production is a negative impact on our environment. Are you willing to acknowledge that humans have been eating meat since evolution formed modern man, and that our ancestral roots also come from meat eaters? Is the hawk immoral? What about the cat, dog, snake, salmon, bear, raccoon, hummingbird, etc.? How do you feel about wind turbines, hybrid cars, trains, plant farming, etc. killing countless animals everyday? I understand the point you are trying to make, animals feel pain (agreed) and that should be respected (again, I agree). But you are living in a fantasy utopia where death is not part of how our world operates, some animals/plants die so others may live. Should we do everything possible to make sure animals who are being raised for food are treated with respect and raised as humanly as possible, I say emphatically yes. Should they be slaughtered (processed for the PC crowd) humanly, without a doubt. If the author chooses to raise animals humanly and in a sustainable fashion, makes sure they are slaughtered humanly but still chooses to be a vegetarian that is her choice, and should not be used as an argument for why you dismiss everything she states in her article as bullshit just because you have a different opinion, what happened to using science to form an opinion instead of letting emotions skew your take on facts.

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Posted by Fisch on 10/26/2014 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Eat More Beef

....What? This entire article, her entire ARGUMENT is full of paradox after paradox. She doesn't eat meat, and she "feels too strongly" about animals to eat them, but she argues FOR EATING MEAT??????? Am I the only one that realizes this is all complete bullshit? If animals didn't have feelings, if it wasn't WRONG to kill animal, if it didn't cause them pain, why would she cry and weep for them? This is so ridiculous. This entire article is bullshit. I am so through with irrational justifications. I cannot wait until a meat-eater with decent arguments actually arrives and gives me something to think about.

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Posted by Nataya Foss on 10/26/2014 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Eat More Beef

The author's points are well taken; we've let agribusiness take us into a horrible realm where the livestock is basically tortured in the name of efficiency. And we already know the damage done by intensive industrial farming, the vegetables starved of nutrients, crops modified to absorb more pesticides, the Amazon cleared for soybean production...
So why not eat eggs and meat and fowl provided by small, preferably local producers - just as we try to do with produce, baked goods, etc?

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Posted by leslie 2 on 10/25/2014 at 9:17 AM

Re: “Eat More Beef

Nothing sensational at all, the author cites scientific reports to debunk all the myths that are being passed off as "science." maybe you should read the books as well its footnotes before making such ill informed comments. Besides any introductory environmental course that doesn't understand the carbon cycle, ecosystems and soil health really isn't a very good one. Diets that require a lot of transportation for out of season produce don't have small carbon foot prints.

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Posted by Stefhan Gordon on 10/24/2014 at 12:26 AM

Re: “Debriefer: October 22, 2014

asset forfeiture purposes."as they say is just another way for law officers to take what you have and keep it even with no charges being laid. This his happening to more & more people and a stop should be made to it. Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty?

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Robert Palmer on 10/23/2014 at 3:39 PM

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