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.
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?
Oh, her case has absolutely nothing to do with her bank account, I promise. /s Sad, sensationalist piece that panders to the meat-loving crowd. What exactly qualifies this lady to call out a mass of scientifically published journals/reports as "flimsy science"? If this is the route the bohemian is going to take with such an impending issue, please cite sources.
Even the text used at the JC's introductory class for environmental science states that the best way to lessen your carbon footprint is to adopt a plant-based diet.
Not Harming Animals: What reasons cited by the author make no sense?
LOL how predictable regarding the vegan response to watch "Cowspiracy" and that the "real" numbers are the World Watch report numbers. Cowspiracy lost what little credibility it had citing the World Watch report. Here are two excellent critiques of that Wolrd Watch report that show how flawed that report's analysis was and why it's considered something of a joke. The second critique below is by a vegan
Climate Chicanery (clip and paste the links into your browser)
Vegan Stephen Walsh's critique
Plus here's a good review of "Cowspiracy" which points out that the movie is really one more concerned about pushing an abolitionist vegan agenda instead of a being genuinely concerned about climate change - http://exm.nr/1rrdpQy
Watch conspiracy, it's actually 51% of the climate earth issue, not 18%...13-18% is car and plane emissions, etc.
This makes no sense, her reasons...it is absurd and she is harming living beings that feel pain for her own desires and then justifying it. She should watch cowspiracy the documentary.
Don't forget to mention the newly created open space nature preserve Roseland Creek Park straddling between Burbank Ave. and McMinn Ave. We actually have an oak woodland in the middle of Roseland!
The article suggests Mercury News Executive Editor Jerry Ceppos threw Gary Webb under the bus, but the truth is more complex than that.
At the time, I paraphrased Ceppos' editorial thus: "Look, this was an extremely important story, but it was also complex and involved staggering amounts of information. It was probably the greatest challenge I've seen in my three decades as a reporter. For the record, I'd like to say that I'm not satisfied with a few points. We did a great job, but I'd change a few things if I had my druthers." In particular, Ceppos was right in saying that the series oversimplified the causes of the crack explosion in urban America.
But the NY Times pounced on his editorial and "produced an article and editorial as deceitful as Ceppos' work was noble" (quoting again my 1997 piece that appeared in the Albion Monitor). "The Mercury News Comes Clean," read the NYT editorial headline, falsely claiming Ceppos and the Mercury News were retracting all or part of the story.
To the contrary, Ceppos wrote in his editorial: "Indeed, one of the most bedeviling questions for us over the past few months has been: Does the presence of conflicting information invalidate our entire effort? I strongly believe the answer is no, and that this story was right on many important points."
The Times, Washington Post, and LA Times worked hard to discredit the series and succeeded, to their shame. The Post also refused to print a letter to the editor from Ceppos in response to their critique.
If Webb's series was flawed, it's because he didn't delve deep enough into those bloodied waters. Yet the Times misused the Ceppos editorial as an excuse to exonerate the CIA -- something far more deceptive than Ceppos's qualified admission that they couldn't conclusively link top CIA officials to the operation.
If there ever was a group that threatens civilization as we appreciate it, ISIS is it. I respect Rep. Huffman, but he offers no option other than the quasi philosophical muttering to "rethink the paradigm", whatever that's supposed to mean.
Never has a mission of love been so heart-felt than for United Africa Club founder Okili Nguebari, who has not visited his homeland and small village in the tropical rainforests of Peoples Republic of Congo for 25 years. The baby of 22 siblings, Okili yearns to visit his remaining family there. Funds will be raised for a long awaited reunion with his kin over seas; an African themed dinner - dance, sponsored by The United Africa Club, 501c3, non-profit Org., will be held Friday, Nov. 7 @ The Sebastopol Community Center. Okili’s been unable to travel Africa due to Red Tape with Immigration Naturalization Services (INS) that began more than 30 years ago.
It's been four years since Okili’s last big celebration which was related to his immigration troubles. In the spirit of past UAC events, which became popular, the 1990’s through the Millennium, via yearly African Music Festivals, the upcoming soirée features African drumming through the night; headlined by three bands: Danjuma & Onola (Afro-Beat), Midnight Sun Massive (Caribbean), Rising Signs (Reggae world fusion), & Guests TBA.
Why should anyone care? Because Five years ago heightened publicity of Okili’s Immigration status attracted statewide Media and the assistance of Congressman Mike Thompson when he’d been seized in front of his Santa Rosa home by six ICE Agents, and taken to a remote, privately owned, immigration detention facility in Arizona. Known in the community as a man of heart who hosted fabulous African Events for two decades in Sonoma County, help came from those whose hearts he’d touched, and funds were raised at three Music events at the Sebastopol Community Center. Those funds helped pay attorneys and remove him from detention after three long months. Success was reached via an Amnesty Class Action Law suit and thanks to the help of Atty. Ms. Florence Ndedi, resulted in a Permanent Immigrant Resident Visa after 30 years of insecurity with INS. Today his application for actual Citizenship is in the process.
Okili is known for his giving and loving nature, his belief in helping others, and simply sharing of himself, which always includes good African food. In 1981 Okili came to the US to learn English and improve his Electronic skills. Little did he know he’d build a life, raise a family, and in 1998, found the United Africa Club, which calls for African Countries to be united, to showcase Africa’s positive contributions in the world, and nurture cultural / learning exchanges between Africans & Americans. One UAC mission statement is to promote the beauty of African Arts and Culture; over the years, Okili and the UAC have brought big name African Music Stars to Sonoma County, such as Pepe Kalle, Sally Nyolo, Samba Ngo, etc
The intention: Funds to be raised to bring himself and his wife and grown children who have never been to Africa. A goal of $25,000 is needed to send the family abroad – a minimum $6000 for Okili alone. There’ll be a silent Auction, and additional donations gracefully accepted. A luscious African Dinner kicks-off the evening included in Ticket price; Beer & Wine available. Doors 6:PM. - $15 advance via Brown-paper Tix - $20 @ door. Location: Sebastopol Community Cultural Center, 390 Morris St., Sebastopol, CA 95472. Info: 707-544-3524 - firstname.lastname@example.org
It is a violation of California State Law to insert anything into a "free" newspaper. I know because as a much younger angry white male I did it. One of the offending papers landed on the lawn of my state assemblywoman and, well the rest is history. The theory is those who do are stealing potential ad space from the newspaper publisher. I am not kidding.
It can be a misdemeanor or a felony depending how much space is taken. It is not illegal to buy a newspaper and redistribute it with a flier, but some groups who have done this have been cited for littering. It is not illegal to recover discarded papers from the trash but it is to take them from a recycle bin.
It was my first foray in to shaping public policy but not my last. I am still white and still angry but with age comes wisdom and the race war in my head ended long ago. These days I fight for the rights of working people against those who who might take unfair advantage.
North Bay, Ca.
Hard to say as they are on the move. Try a local whale watching tour outfit to find out.
Where is the best place around Marin, Sonoma or Mendocino counties to watch these magnificent creatures?
Update from sosbee:
Unfortunately you seem to have missed Napa's acquisition of a MRAP valued at $733,000 (http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/are-napa-s-law-enforcement-agencies-militarized-or-thrifty/article_13d9a583-70b2-5acf-9864-aea6ee307d85.html) I hope the rest of the math is right because this throws serious doubt on the article at face value. Also, a vet who specialized in the aquisition and upkeep of these vehicles in Afghanistan called into a talk show on NPR and said that in his experience these vehicles have no purpose outside of a theater of war - they are designed not for active shooter operations, but for IEDs and mines. He also had experience in the acquisition and upkeep of standard law enforcement vehicles.
I was in the Boy Scouts when I was 14 years old. We would have loved to have weapons to protect our world. The difference is, that we were trained to use weapons for hunting, or self defense.
Something has gone wrong.
One of the main architects of Common Core just went to head the SAT Testing. The plan is to make Common Core mandatory learning for all Waldorf School and home educators, if they wish to take the SAT exam in the near future.
Common Core, by Big Corporate Business, is being run into schools through the Ipadding of our children.
No one is even mentioning the many ill effects of WiFi radition proven out by many scientific and medical studies.
Children need to unplug and connect back with their natural rhythms of the natural world , not get plugged into a culture that relies on technocracy, capitlizing on nature for net bottom line profit and shopping for personal pleasure as our primary value systems.
We are golden, we are stardust, and we must get back to our gardens...
I wonder why a large amount of these tech giants sent their children to non-tech schools?
what more can be said, these guys rock. from 7-11 lady
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