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Re: “Debriefer: May 20, 2015

You should know that those last 2 paragraphs are causing an uproar on Facebook. And for good reason. Gogola seems to be suggesting that if Public Enemy plays their song "Fight the Power", then he better "keep his head down"...so he doesn't get shot by the police because he's a black "militant"?? Wow. Trying to be funny? Not even.

In fact, even your own co-workers are speaking out against this ridiculous rant. Charlie Swanson:"As the calendar editor at the Bohemian, I was shocked and saddened to see this written in my paper. Mr Gogola is the worst kind of comedian, out of touch and insensitive. I urge you all to write to the boho and voice your opinions. letters@bohemian.com I dont think its too harsh to say that you should ask for his resignation."

Posted by Daisy on 05/22/2015 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Year of the Rat

You're right. The headline seems to be 180-degrees opposite from the intent of the article. Shouldn't it be "In purportedly progressive Sonoma County, why are so few construction projects union?"

Posted by Rob Weinstein 1 on 05/21/2015 at 4:01 PM

Re: “BottleRock 411

so where is the link to win BottleRock Tix as promoted on the cover of this issue?

Posted by Tim Hayes on 05/21/2015 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Debriefer: May 20, 2015

Let's look at that one more time...

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It remains to be seen what becomes of the Napa tank, but Public Enemy might want to drop "Fight the Power" from the set-list during their scheduled BottleRock appearance next weekend.

The way Debriefer sees it, police are feeling a little sensitive around that kind of talk lately, especially when it's coming from militant African Americans . . . So keep your head down, Chuck D!

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Posted by Joseph Tucker on 05/20/2015 at 9:40 PM

Re: “Year of the Rat

That headline makes no sense. Are most construction projects union. Or, are most construction projects non-union. It can't be both. Can it?

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Posted by Miles Mendenhall on 05/13/2015 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Line in the Sand

Sonoma Coast Surfrider is meeting this Thursday evening and every first Thursday of the month at 7:30 at Papas & Pollo in Sebastopol. We will continue to fight for free and safe access to our beaches but would really appreciate community support and people who care about this issue showing up at the meetings. We are looking to form a committee to work on free access and we are only asking for your time and effort. Please join us and contact sonomacoastsurfrider@comcast.net for more information.

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Posted by Local Surfrider on 05/06/2015 at 4:45 PM

Re: “Line in the Sand

Free Our Beaches!!!

The State Parks Dept. already tried this in the early 1990's, and the fisherman's wives group blockaded Bodega Head. That is where our memorial to fishermen lost at sea is located, near the West Lot. Please sign the change.org petition to the Coastal Commission to deny the State Parks' application to install "iron rangers" on the Sonoma Coast - Link here

https://www.change.org/p/california-coastal-commission-sonoma-county-board-of-supervisors-we-oppose-any-new-pay-to-park-iron-rangers-on-the-sonoma-coast-please-uphold-the-5-0-decision-by-sonoma-county-supervisors-to-deny-state-parks-permit-application-to-install-iron-range

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Posted by Free Our Beaches on 05/06/2015 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Rain Catchment-22

Myself and most of my neighbors in Petaluma all have catchment tanks and grey water systems, mostly because we want to keep are water bills down.
Mainly, the reason municipalities are reluctant to encourage residential water saving, is because it's a source of revenue. (e.g. Petaluma has a $165 million bond to pay off)
Residential water use is such an insignificant part of the equation. If so called "pioneering activists" like Trathen Heckman and Daily Acts are sincerely concerned about these water resource issues, he and his org should've been more actively involved when the City of Petaluma approved two giant shopping centers, one having a large health club. Yet, I don't recall seeing him at any of the public meetings. For instance, the new Target shopping center is using 3 million+ gallons/year, (it's all documented in the hydrology report, if anyone from DA cared to read.
Commercial industry and AG is where the systemic problem sits. Rohnert Park just built a Casino with 15 restaurants with a hotel planned soon. RP also just finished building 244 condos behind the Casino. Has anybody heard of the recently approved Coliseum City on Oakland water front? New sports arena, retail/offices and 6,000 homes. SF Mayor Lee's ballot measure to build 30,000 new apartments by 2020? Policy makers need to make serious changes to building/planning requirements, when it comes to grey water/catch systems and water conservation. Just saying...

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Posted by Pet65 on 04/05/2015 at 3:16 AM

Re: “Rain Catchment-22

Rain barrels work. I have five and haven't pulled out the hose in the front yard yet this winter! Besides, our plants like rain barrel water runoff because it's not got any of the chloramines or salt in it! It's really worth it and fun as well! We in SoCal have rebates via Metropolitan Water District. It's time for our local districts to promote this worthwhile investment of basically $10 each!

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Posted by gero cocerp on 04/01/2015 at 6:20 PM

Re: “Rain Catchment-22

The quote, "As for rain barrels at [the] home level, they are not very cost-efficient. It is much better and cheaper to direct your storm runoff onto your lawn or flower beds and let it soak in." is why rain harvesting has an uphill struggle for legitimacy. Let me put this very succinctly; that's rubbish.
In drought conditions, stormwater does not infiltrate but sheet flows off lawns and gardens until they are already slightly saturated enough for the water to infiltrate.
Yes, tiny 50 gallon rain barrels are useless. But up that to say 200USG per downspout or about 600-1000USG per home and you'll notice a significant reduction in both runoff impacts and potable water demand. Volume is king but so is having capacity available to catch and hold that storm when it arrives.
I'll leave this thread with one suggestion, RainGrid lot level stormwater utilities distribute automated cisterns to householders free of charge on the basis that catching stormwater at the lot level actually pays for itself in saved infrastructure damage and insurance risk reduction. And that's before even bringing potable water conservation into the discussion.

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Posted by Kevin G Mercer on 04/01/2015 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Debriefer: April 1, 2015

The war on peaceful cannabis consumers has been raging for more than 80 years. How much more blood needs to be spilled before the prohibitionists finally give up the fight or the more sensible public demands immediate change?

Cannabis prohibition has never been about public safety, its always been about money and lots of it.

Please demand full legalization and nothing less! Let's end this war as soon as possible!

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Posted by Joe Smith on 04/01/2015 at 5:01 AM

Re: “Debriefer: March 24, 2015

Is there anything you did, once, 40 years ago that you believe still defines who you are now and is used to introduce you? More accurately, did one of your ancestors do something that you'd include on your CV. This is ridiculous; the Light's recent melodramatic history and internecine warfare is far more entertaining. Keep the sideshow going, its worth the small price of admission.

Posted by Lodro Dorje on 03/26/2015 at 4:25 PM

Re: “Debriefer: March 18, 2015

Thanks Leila-Anne

Posted by Tom Gogola on 03/23/2015 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Best Citizen

Update: No go for Michael's case at the Supreme Court. Dangit. Check our Open Mic this week for an editorial from him on the experience.

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Posted by Tom Gogola on 03/23/2015 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Best Citizen

update?

Posted by Globalctzn on 03/20/2015 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Debriefer: March 18, 2015

*Adam Parks

Posted by Leila-Anne on 03/19/2015 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Senator Warbucks

As lethal as cheney Halliburton? Have you see any charges ever brought against Cheney on this?

Posted by Donna Goodnight on 03/15/2015 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Brush to Judgment

I've come to the conclusion that the new Boho editors are soft on environmental issues and lazy about doing their homework. Fluoride in drinking water has been proven to be detrimental to our health. The local gov't should not be forcing it on us. End of story.
At present, 97% of the western European population drinks non-fluoridated water. This includes: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, and approximately 90% of both the United Kingdom and Spain. Think they're onto something?

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Posted by Daisy on 03/04/2015 at 2:05 PM

Re: “Brush to Judgment

New US Study Links Fluoridation to ADHD


"Artificial water fluoridation prevalence was significantly positively associated with ADHD prevalence," according to research published in Environmental Health (2/15),

This is the first study to examine the relationship between exposure to fluoridated water and ADHD prevalence.

Artificial fluoride chemicals (hydrofluosilicic acid) added to public water supplies attempt to match the perceived decay-preventing effects of natural calcium fluoride. But teeth require calcium – not fluoride.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood disorder. Symptoms include difficulty paying attention, controlling behavior, and hyperactivity.

Researchers, Malin and Till, conclude that, even after controlling for socio-economic-status, their findings suggest that fluoridated water may be an environmental risk factor for ADHD.

They write, fluoride "has received virtually no attention in the ADHD literature, [even though], there is a burgeoning body of human and animal research indirectly suggesting that it may contribute to the disorder's onset."

This ADHD/fluoride study comes on the heels of a British study linking fluoride to thyroid disease.

Malin and Till write "exposure to fluoridated water may contribute to ADHD via suppression of the thyroid gland."

We've been falsely assured that the science is settled on fluoridation safety. But studies such as this one were never done before. What else have they failed to research? What's worse is that government agencies seem to dismiss research that hurts fluoridation rather than protect the citizens whose health is entrusted to them.

Researchers Malin and Till explain that children and adults living in fluoridated communities (0.7 – 1.2 mg/L) actually received 0.9 – 3.6 mg and 0.6 – 6.6 mg of fluoride per day, respectively from all sources, including water, food and dental products.

They write "Fluoride can readily cross the placenta, accumulate in the infant brain and easily exert neurotoxic effects…Such changes can adversely affect arousal and attention, pain tolerance, and learning and memory, respectively."

"Importantly, among children who were exposed environmentally to water fluoridated at 1.2 – 3 mg/L (slightly above the US recommended level), increased urinary fluoride concentrations were associated with slower reaction time and poorer visuospatial organization that could interfere with attention, and reading and writing respectively," they write.

With fluoride linked to lower IQ, and ADHD in children and hypothyroidism in adults, it is reckless to continue fluoridation - especially since ingesting fluoride delivers risks without any benefits. Fluoride hardens teeth by topical means alone and in high concentrations - as in toothpaste.

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Posted by Nys Cof on 03/04/2015 at 4:40 AM

Re: “Dying Behind Bars

My name is Dean Stevens I was in sanoma co jail I have no mentel ilnes I filed a law site against C.F.M.G out of the blue the jail held me down by force and injected me with psyciatic medication l was then in court when my court appointed attorney said she said she felt I was incompCourts to stand trial for vandelisem I was then sent to Napa state mentel hospital for six months the state doctor wrote in the report to the court that I had an in known mentel illness the court found me guilty I did on other six months in jail the court then orderd C. F. M. G to put me on psych meds moved to ukiah Mendocino county where Dr Tayler fithiàn resides and runs the jail medical group him self Dr fithian is owner director and C. E. O I was placed in jail again a psych Dr Apostle was called to the Mendocino co jail from Santa Rosa co sanoma county to evaluate me again I was sent to Napa state hospital for three months I was sent back to court the judge gave me five and a half years for a simple vandelisem all became I filed a law suit against calif forencic medical group the judge again orders C. F . M. G to put me on psyotopic medication I'm now free from jail on probation and must take psych meds as a condition of probation the illness was clearly manifested by c.f .m.g medical group to shut me up I was also sent to state prison by sanoma county Courts under a false name and birthday it was clearly on perpious the prison said if the jail would have run my finger prints through the computer that my true name would have went through D. O.J the jail did not finger print me and did in fact know my true name and birthday the California department had to fix my file it was all coverd up but Dr mike dagay Chief medical Dr of C. F.M. G sanoma co jail resigned do to this and because he put two lady's into the jail mentel unit and said that had a mentel illness and put the womans two little girls in foster care the woman's family was wealthy and sided Tayle Fithian and Dr Dagay .Dr Dagay resigned and retired. rhttps://m.facebook.com/login.php?next=https%3A%2F%2Fm.facebook.com%2Fn%2F%3Fhelp%252Fsecurity%26medium%3Demail%26mid%3Db5955c7G5af522bc7d7dG0G158G5bfe7159%26bcode%3D1.1424971929.Abn84XJ9yAiglAGs%26n_m%3Ddinostevens69%2540gmail.com&refsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fm.facebook.com%2Fn%2F&_rdrthttps://m.facebook.com/login.php?next=https%3A%2F%2Fm.facebook.com%2Fn%2F%3Fhelp%252Fsecurity%26medium%3Demail%26mid%3Db5955c7G5af522bc7d7dG0G158G5bfe7159%26bcode%3D1.1424971929.Abn84XJ9yAiglAGs%26n_m%3Ddinostevens69%2540gmail.com&refsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fm.facebook.com%2Fn%2F&_rdrrsigned

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