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Re: “Gallo Buys Asti Winery

That's a lot of grape juice.

Posted by Stett Holbrook on 07/23/2015 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Flag Waiving

I have a suggestion: don’t stop at not saluting. Take it up a notch to show you really mean it: Pack your duffle bag and move your ass to the first country you find that has brought more freedom, liberty, peace and prosperity to the world.

The notion that Sitting Bull should replace Washington on Mount Rushmore is absurd.
The Indians weren’t brutal? They didn’t kill or take over other nations or own slaves? Pure pablum.

The greatness of America lies not in our innocence, but in our ability to surmount
our deficits and advance toward our ideals.

To that end 38 million Americans gave their lives to end slavery and genocide and fight
fascism and communism so you could sit in your house in Cotati and smoke weed and
write letters about how horrible the US is.

You can salute them.

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Posted by jim bracco on 07/22/2015 at 1:12 AM

Re: “Gallo Buys Asti Winery

+- 2,000,000 cases in cases you were wondering.

Posted by fbcooper on 07/21/2015 at 7:18 PM

Re: “Flag Waiving

Thanks you for a clear, true message. I agree with you 100%

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Posted by Susanna on 07/21/2015 at 8:45 AM

Re: “Letters to Editor: July 15, 2015

Re: RBlum's response to the PByrne article "Homewrecker". It's of course easy to pick on one partner in the CAH investments firm. Blum is the husband of Feinstein, our Senate Congressional Rep., so the focus may be warranted. I am actually more curious as to why any investment firm would be able to know about foreclosed housing before the public.
Doesn't this keep the housing market falsely inflated and therefore unaffordable? If these foreclosed houses were on the market, wouldn't that mean that people would be able to buy housing that was actually affordable?
Instead, the racket seems more to be that banks, realtors, and title companies are all benefitting from a real estate market that is out of reach for every day, regular hard-working people. On top of that pile of b.s., rents are so out of scale for the types of jobs available (in Sonoma County where 'service-sector' jobs, i.e. mostly minimum-wage jobs, are the fastest-growing sector). How many minimum wage jobs does one need to have and how many hours in the day must one work in order to afford rent? There aren'r enough hours in the week, nor in the day to pay upwards of $2,200+ dollars/month for a 2-br. 1-bath living space.

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Posted by Kit Lofroos on 07/17/2015 at 9:29 AM

Re: “Flag Waiving

Oh boy, I really mis-understood! I thought "truthiness" was Colbert's word for truth, but that was my assumption. Anyway, I do see you as truth warrior who uses logic and reasoning as your basic platform for discussion. I've always respected that, and your writing skills.

I completely missed the pun of "waiving", so thanks for enlightening me! My editor persona took over....

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Posted by Sandra Murphey on 07/17/2015 at 6:55 AM

Re: “Flag Waiving

Thanks for speaking out, Dixon... I appreciate reading your thoughts and enjoy your humor as well... Bruce Schmidt in Occidental

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Posted by Bruce Francis Schmidt on 07/16/2015 at 8:50 PM

Re: “Flag Waiving

To Sandy Murphy: I spelled it "waiving" because it's a pun.
Incidentally, I don't think "truthiness" is a good thing. I have the impression that "truthiness" means something like propaganda or convincing BS. Am I wrong?
As always, thanks for your support.

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Posted by Dixon Wragg on 07/16/2015 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Flag Waiving

Good on you Dixon! You are "truthiness" personified! Colbert would be proud! Is the spelling correct in the title? It looks odd to me.

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Posted by Sandra Murphey on 07/16/2015 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Letters to Editor: July 8, 2015

Here is the correct link http://www.eachmindmatters.org

Posted by TeresaRomero on 07/13/2015 at 8:05 PM

Re: “To Boldly Go

I've had the pleasure of reading a lot by D.T. Allison, and he never fails to amuse and fascinate me.

Posted by Kathy Greene Culley on 07/09/2015 at 9:12 AM

Re: “The Cost of Privilege

Dear Bohemian and Carl Patrick,
Y'all are the best in the belly of the beast ! Thanks for all you do.
And thanks for giving Carl and others like him a venue to communicate with the rest of us. Where would we be without the vision.. plus the courage, fortitude and leadership of people like Carl ? i admire his dedication and perseverance, as i know it's driven by a keen sense of compassion and justice for all, even in the face of hired guns and overwhelming odds.
i hope we can connect again one of these days, Carl, as you are an inspiration in an age easily given over to despair and isolation.
All the best to you and your family and if you have the time sometime, get in touch.
Peace, tim smith
erioorion@gmail.com

Posted by Tim Smith on 06/26/2015 at 8:57 AM
Posted by Wells Fargo Center for the Arts on 06/24/2015 at 11:23 AM

Re: “The 'Sun' Also Rises

I like the Bohemian in Marin, please keep circulating here, Good Sonoma Co news and info. PAC Sun has little of anything now.

Posted by gwpro on 05/19/2015 at 8:49 AM

Re: “The 'Sun' Also Rises

supposed to say "read" about marin, damn auto correct

Posted by marin reader on 05/16/2015 at 9:58 AM

Re: “The 'Sun' Also Rises

please keep distributing in marin! we go out and about in sonoma co as much as marin. folks here want to erect about the white north bay not just marin county. there must be other wsys to address potential concerns about competition. thanks, a kong time reader in san anselmo

Posted by marin reader on 05/16/2015 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Affordable Housing Forum Fizzles in Marin

http://mspy-review.com/mspy/

Posted by vkbrlls01 on 05/01/2015 at 6:12 PM

Re: “It's High Time

Mike got back to me with the note:
Thank you so much for your note, Ken. In no way does this ban residential grows - It respects the laws that were brought forward by voters with Prop 215 (County/City ordinances spell out how many plants/dried product residents can have via local ordinances). Always willing to discuss - 916.651.4002. Thanks!

Also called me was his Chief of Staff Jason Liles who is on top of this issue. We are playing phone tag, but in the meantime with Mike's welcoming statement to me, I read thoroughly the bill at the legislative site and see that at paragraph 18108 that patients and caregivers under 215 are exempt from licensing of cultivation. The ban on residential grows is only for licensed cultivations.

I have to say this is truly representative democracy at work with Mike reaching out. Thanks Mike for you representing us in the Senate!

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Posted by fairlawken 1 on 04/30/2015 at 6:12 PM

Re: “It's High Time

Mike
If this bill outlaws growing by residents in cities and suburbs, it is going against the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 that gave CA residents access to cannabis for medical use.

18131. A licensed cultivation site shall not be located in an area zoned residential.

If residential grows are outlawed it will mean expensive medication, and many are on fixed social security income and elderly. It will cause a centralization of this herbal medicine and it will be treated as a commodity rather than natural healing available to all in need. This is the safest plant for treating anxiety, pain, seizures, and auto-immune diseases, and yet we treat this like like a poison. Oleander bush leaves are toxic and grow everywhere in residential areas. Because Nixon placed marijuana in Schedule 1, we think God said this plant is evil. No a politician misused his high office. I hope you, Mike McGuire do not abuse your office by believing like Nixon or in Nixon's abusive actions to our Nation in regard to this plant that has afforded healing and fiber since the beginning of our human species.

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Posted by fairlawken 1 on 04/30/2015 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Apr. 19: Past & Present in Mill Valley

Here's a clip from a long-lost 1978 video of Ancient Future:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp5et9Qfgo4

Posted by Matthew Charles Montfort on 04/15/2015 at 10:06 AM

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