Please, Sonoma, Marin and Napa counties - pray for us. Before this happened, we were like any other family. Too bad this reporter had to go into the horribly gruesome details of my brother's death. These are the things we've tried for 18 months to put out of our head. That's what has made this all such a tragic nightmare - and I mean nightmare - one that never seems to end. Mark was so beloved to us. If for a minute we believed that Houston was not mentally ill, we would quietly sit by and let justice take it's course. But this is not justice. Civilized societies treat their sick, they do not punish them. One thing Rachel didn't mention was that WE HAVE A COUSIN WHO WAS SCHIZOPHRENIC. You can read more about her, their family's story along with ours, and what's happening with the mentally ill in the country and in Sonoma County in the upcoming issue of Mother Jones Magazine, online on April 17th. Justice is supposed to be tempered with mercy. I hope we see some of it soon. Thank you all for your prayers for resolution and one day, healing.
Sounds like Marin County!
Similar story: Martin"s Beach, lower San Mateo County Coast. Nice Beach, no access.
thank you Gabe - that was one brilliant LTE
too brilliant for the PD to publish, alors merci le Bohemian!
because the truth, when finely expressed
cuts through the dust like an ice cold beer after driving the Mojave
BTW what happens when a brown noser tells a lie? Darius smiles!
You thought they were done?
Well... Surprise! Thursday's paper has MORE!
The plot thickens:
"Lobbiests are good - they do amazing things like keep professional basketball teams in Sacramento" truly amazzzzzzzz......... Yawn. P.O.S. reporting. Certainly not something that Kevin just decided to pick up on his own. Who could possibly be behind this junk? Who?
POINTS TO PONDER:
"To quite an extent, gambling is a tax on ignorance. I find it socially revolting when the government preys on the ignorance of its citizenry. When the government makes it easy for people to take their Social Security checks and pull [slot machine] handles, it relieves taxes on those who don't fall for it. It's not government at its best."
-- Warren Buffett
"No one in the history of mankind has ever developed or operated a casino out of a burning desire to improve the lot of humanity." -Chuck Gardner, Former Nevada Deputy Attorney General
Stop the Casino 101 Coalition plans to shut the casino down and keep it shut. Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stop-the-Cas…
Neither Mr. Worthington nor Ms. Montgomery live near the casino any more than any resident of the Rohnert Park area does. Everyone in Rohnert Park is within about three miles of the casino.
The casino money to the county and cities is voodoo economics at its worst. It has been demonstrated that for every $46 in revenue given to a community by a casino, the actual costs to the community are about $248. This is for increased costs to the justice system, the social welfare system, lost productivity and more. Do the math to determine how much Sonoma County will lose from this casino.
Even financial wizards like Warren Buffet and Donald Trump know that gambling isn't good for the economy and they're on the record about it.
In California, by 2007, there were an estimated 1.2 million gambling addicts, "300,000, or about 30 percent, more than before voters approved Proposition 1A in 2000 to allow Las Vegas-class gambling on Indian lands in California, according to figures compiled over the past decade by the state attorney general’s office and the California Council on Problem Gambling." See "(Not so) Fun Gambling Facts at http://www.stopthecasino101.com/id116.html
Ignorance isn't bliss when it comes to casinos.
Greg Sarris claim to Indian identity has been declared false by the very family through which he claims Indian ancestry. That's right. His own family outed him. His third cousin, to be exact. Her name is Velia Navarro, she lives in the Los Angeles area, and she has provided a Sworn declaration that her family has NO Indian blood. Her oral history of her family and the vital records she has in her possession confirm the research done in 2010, which was extensive. You can hear Velia's own words at http://www.stopthecasino101.com/id147.html and see actual historical documents that prove it.
None of the 254 acres currently held by the federal government is "sovereign" tribal land. It is state land, and subject state law - that's according to settled case law in California. There will be a trial on this matter on August 2, 2013. If the court agrees that the casino site is state land, the casino will not be allowed to open. You can find more at www.stopthecasino101.com
And why is there no mention of the fact that this entire area is critical habitat for the highly endangered tiger salamander? Anyone wishing to build anything will have to do a 2 year CEQA study.
Loves how pieces of cloth that have pictures of dead presidents, gets everyone excited for the worse of all.
Has anyone asked members of the tribe what benefits they get, after all the millions in "payoffs" to management, city, county, state, federal governments. What will the average tribal member get. I only see 8 million in health care benefits mentioned and if that is like other "government indian healthcare/VAcare" it makes one wonder.
How is this area a "food desert"? Lola's, Costco and Trader Joe's are all found along this stretch.
Thank goodness the a California Appeals Court finally issued a ruling that might eventually end-up protecting care givers of the frail, disabled, and elderly, not only in Sonoma County California, but State wide.
The place is a Hellhole and Andrews and his 'boy' Rickie are a couple of very nasty Greedheads. I would not be surprised if the dump gets burn down
The Author obviously never lifted a finger to read Agenda 21 or do any sort of investigative reporting.... just regurgitating what other people say. No wonder we are being usurped by the New World Order.... If people understood the main goal of the UN is to depopulate the planet and enslave who is left in the end, maybe they would "get it". The ultimate goal may not happen in the immediate future but I would think people would be slightly concerned about their progeny and future generations and resist laying the groundwork for it now. I highly recommend any intelligent person with the courage to admit our government lies and cannot be trusted to give this subject some very serious consideration. The global elite run the United Nations and they want the population down from 7.5B to 500M as shown on the Georgia Guidestones, the "10 Commandments" of the New World Order. They will be your "god" and it will NOT be pretty or even humane... The Eugenics movement is the same people behind this take-over and with Obama's recent Dictatorial behaviour, it is clearly they are closing in on our freedoms to condition us to be under their control.
Alejandro Moreno S._______ Non-trainable?.....I smell french fries from biodiesel...The Sonoma County Recorders office describes the parcel owned by the State Of California. Good luck in your thinking.
Having had a few years membership in NRA I finally decided to just say no to the BS and quit them. All they want is more $$$. I asked them why didn't they ask Bush and Cheney for a few million after they walked out with over 11 billion in war profits from their watch.
I do own a collection of semi auto rifles and WWII combat rifles that are not for hunting. I like to go out and burn off a few clips and I do keep the weapons for self protection. I hunted a lot as a boy until a tour in Vietnam which caused me to swear to never take another life be it animal or human unless it was to save a life, mine or anothers.
I served as a fed LEO for some years and never fired my arms once while on duty. I was with a fellow LEO who shot a unarmed man carrying a surveyors stake he was carving on to make a play sword for his little boy. Officially the guy charged the trigger happy LEO with a sword? Shooter was exonerated from any charges as it was a clean shooting, even though the victim was not wanted on any warrant we went to serve at wrong address. I'll wager money most hunters aren't members of NRA or Tea Party members. We all cannot be John Wayne or Rambo. But some of us did serve our country and experienced what a firearm can do to another human being. I still have nightmares about it. To blame Obama for all the firearms sold to Mexico is a joke. It is a no brainer that firearms dealers on the borders of Texas and Arizona are the real blame. But hey don't go there it is all about American free enterprise, right?
Just because something is legal, doesn't make it right. Legality is a cop-out for when something smells bad, and feels wrong. If it looks bad, and smells bad, then there is something in there that's rotten. Trust your nose.
And just because you were never employed as a contractor, is not a reason to discount someone's opinion on this matter. Those trees belonged to the public, period. What their value is relative to the size of the project does not diminish their importance, nor does it diminish the stench, public or private.
Sounds like a good place to stay away from. Never heard of most music performers? What happened to the Dream Bowl concerts with three top bands for $2?
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