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Re: “Report from Paris

"When a hurricane wipes out a shantytown, and the science points to the cause being extravagant lifestyles of the global North, we should not be surprised if it results in cycles of terrorism and right-wing reactionary backlash. Let's head that off, and work together toward a peaceful, just and climate-protected world."

This is easily the stupidest thing I've read all month. Even IF I accepted the premise that global warming was a root cause of terrorism, which is preposterous on its very face, last time I checked it isn't Haitians and Jamaicans that are exporting terrorism, and no hurricanes are leveling shantytowns in North Africa and the Middle East. Were I the Bohemian's editor, I wouldn't even have considered this for publication.

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Posted by Suk Madik on 12/29/2015 at 7:16 PM

Re: “Powerful New Documentary to Open in Sebastopol

Movie Reviews - www.aptalks.com

Posted by Venkatesh Venky Panuganti on 12/15/2015 at 2:02 AM

Re: “Lasting Legacy

Excellent Open Mic piece!

I concur 100 percent with each and every one of the excellent points which you have expressed therein.

And to this, I will add that we are now living in a post-Andy Lopez world where the marginalization of our disempowered youth as well as the disparagement of the neighborhoods in which they just happen to reside are no longer going to be tolerated to the unsettling degree which they were in days past.

It is my sincere hope that those who have been so deeply affected by this horrific incident will continue to speak out about the injustices which still plague us, many of which were catapulted to the forefront of the public's consciousness after Andy was gunned down.

In the meantime, let us continue to do all that we can to see to it that a park in Andy's former neighborhood - which, as of the date of October 22, 2013, had been neither conceptualized nor built, 25 years PAST the original date that it was promised the neighbors that it would be - will finally come to fruition and that it will, indeed, bear Andy's name in its official name - as it should be, and as is only fitting.

Posted by Thomas Bonfigli on 11/18/2015 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Nov. 17: Musical Wanderer in San Rafael

Thank you Charlie Swanson! Clara Bellino

Posted by Clara Bellino on 11/12/2015 at 2:10 PM

Re: “HenHouse Brewing Finds New Home in Santa Rosa

HenHouse's products are of high quality. I believe it needs to develop and go for national level. I had to complete a paper on marketing campaign for http://hireessaywriter.org/ and picked up this company. This is amazing how well they dealt with everything! There work real professionals who know exactly what they are doing.

Posted by freda on 11/03/2015 at 1:07 AM

Re: “Souls on Ice

Agree 100%.

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Posted by Keith Rhinehart on 10/31/2015 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor: October 21, 2015

Victor Sund:

Thank you for your excellent letter.

I concur 100% with the opinions which you have so honestly and valiantly expressed therein.

And I will further state that "mumbo-jumbo" is exactly what the powers-that-be are attempting to feed us in an effort to get us to "back off" and accept whatever environmentally misguided plan they have concocted for our portion of the beautiful California coast.

You and your fellow activists who are keeping a watchful eye on this matter have both my appreciation, gratitude - as well as my respect.

I, too, will take this opportunity to say: Expand - and strengthen - the protections which are already in place for the preservation of our precious Sonoma County coast so that its beauty will remain pristine, for today, tomorrow - and for generations yet to come.

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Posted by Thomas Bonfigli on 10/22/2015 at 12:25 AM

Re: “Oct. 2: New Space in Santa Rosa

Thank you for posting this. I'm sorry I didn't see it until today or I would have shared before the event.

-Josh
Studio Space Santa Rosa

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Posted by Josh A Katz on 10/14/2015 at 6:27 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor: October 6, 2015

Dear Editor:
I am SO disappointed. A couple of weeks ago, I contacted the person who was in charge of the Java Jive Writing Contest. I believe it was through emails that we corresponded. I had not seen any advertising about the 2015 Annual Writing Contest. (I apologize, I have gone through all of my emails and can not find who I was in contact with.)I was told that they had not yet come up with a theme for the contest yet and that they would in the 10/4/15 edition of The North Bay Bohemian. He asked me if I had any suggestions and I replied to the email with "How about a ghost story?" to which he replied, "I like the ghost story idea..Be sure to check in the October 4th Bohemian for the announcement." I checked the Bohemian 2 days ago and found out that the theme was indeed Ghost story and that it was due for entry 10/7/15! I called the office today to see if that was a misprint and the reception desk girl told me it was not a misprint and that they had been advertising it for several weeks. I explained to the girl about the info I'd received previously and she was rather flippant about it and very unapologetic. I mean, come on...she could have at least said something like "I'm sorry you received the wrong information.." I guess I'll try to be more on top of things next year.

Sincerely,
Vicki Konnoff

Posted by vicki on 10/07/2015 at 6:15 PM

Re: “Flag Waiving

Dixon, lets just have Jim go down town and show us all this liberty he's talking about while trying to exercise his 1st, 2nd, and 4th amendment rights then come back and let us know how that goes. Oh snap, or drop us a letter from Camp Snoopy!
~Lokes

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Posted by Lokes on 09/23/2015 at 2:11 PM

Re: “City Winery to Leave Napa

Just came back from Nashville and that City Winery seems to be doing okay. Here's the problem with the Napa venue in my opinion. The room was okay, but you were racked and stacked like airline passengers with a mostly Napa crowd who on the night I was there (Steve Earle) didn't seem to have a clue about the music but were Wine industry social climbers there to show off how "hip" they were. Chairs were so close I could hear the heart beat of the insurance agent sitting next to me. The whole thing just felt contrived.

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Posted by Jon B Rhine on 09/21/2015 at 10:49 AM

Re: “Sept. 18-20: Come Together in Guerneville

I heard the promoter didn't pay the band or the stage crew, and despite taking people's money for tickets there was no show to be had.

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Posted by Bryan Rhodes on 09/21/2015 at 12:17 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor: September 16, 2015

Thanks to these respondents, but: (1) I was careful to start my piece by saying I have nothing against BM itself, and in fact admire much about it; (2) Yes, water pollution is bad, in fact I don't eat meat, but those are different issues; and (3) Yes, I'd bet that if BM were not occurring, there would be far less driving and air pollution. And I'm far from alone in that. Radical ecological threats require radical responses, and traveling and partying doesn't quite fit that bill. My little piece was about an event that presents tons of rhetoric about how it makes the world a better place, including via "leaving no trace" - but too much of that seems to be a bunch of hypocritical hot air - literally.

Posted by Steve Heilig on 09/20/2015 at 8:01 AM

Re: “Let's Be Clear

OR
you are realistic, and see the many ILLEGAL pumps that have been put directly into the Russian River by wineries, and used to irrigate their crops - at unknown and unregulated amounts. THAT is plain and simple fact. 455 wineries are now in Sonoma County, and some richy rich 30 year old yuppie is buying up mass amounts of Sebastopol land, for his precious pinot crop, which will bring the already over stressed highway 12 to a stand still.
In case you weren't aware, we live in one of the richest and most corrupt counties in the country

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Posted by TNT on 09/20/2015 at 2:29 AM

Re: “Flag Waiving

Jim, it's always nice to get another example of crappy discourse from those who closed-mindedly hold ugly, indefensible positions, (right-wing or otherwise) so thanks again, LOL!

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Posted by Dixon Wragg on 09/07/2015 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Flag Waiving

Dixon Wagg, I’ll stand behind my first response to your letter and let your other arguments find enjoyment among your fellow Zinn educated, Bohemian friends.

You show contempt for the ultimate sacrifice others paid to give you the right to do so and you haven’t the wit to recognize the irony.
Debate provides no path for you to crawl out from the stinking hole of that position.
Thank you for recognizing it as an ad hominem attack. I stand behind that too.

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Posted by jim bracco on 09/07/2015 at 4:02 AM

Re: “City Winery to Leave Napa

So sorry to hear this. CityWinery was the best thing to happen to Napa in a very, very long time. I loved the venue.

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Posted by Donna Reeder on 09/05/2015 at 1:56 PM

Re: “The Guerneville Flood Project: Alex and Jane of Tinker's Tapes

Alex "Tinker" Laszlo was an old friend from a group of people that we used to all play the same virtual reality game at night in the mid-late 1990's, Blaxxun/Pointworld. Tinker was pretty good at making content for that game actually, which was difficult to do. I had helped him build an entire virtual world based on the Russian River area he lived in, for some benefit to the local paper. Russian River Times, I believe. Based on that relationship and your thread here, I decided to look him up while on a visit to the area. The people at the last known address on Rio Nido that I could find, #14700, indicated that sadly "Mikey's father Alex had passed away a few years ago". I have no further info, proof or otherwise.

I will say that since I went there, though I had never seen the area before and the online content no longer exists, Tinker did a great job duplicating it online. It really felt like I had been there before.

'Justen'

Posted by Justen on 09/04/2015 at 7:14 PM

Re: “Flag Waiving

Jim Bracco, in my previous response to you, I made a number of arguments which (whether they're right or wrong) you have chosen not to address at all. Instead you have responded with an ad hominem attack. This is not a rational or constructive response. In fact, it's tantamount to acknowledging that you can't make your case but are still unwilling to accept my position even though you can't refute it. This does not reflect well on you.

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Posted by Dixon Wragg on 09/04/2015 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Flag Waiving

Dixon Wragg, thanks for showing you're not just a hypocritical ingrate, you're also delusional.
I suggest Guatemala, they have good weed.

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Posted by jim bracco on 09/04/2015 at 1:45 PM

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