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Re: “The Redwood Empire Fights Back

Banning commercial MJ cultivation in RR districts does more than perpetuate illegal activity, it empowers neighbors to bring civil action against the offenders who are often slumlords who can bring in multiples of the fair market rent by allowing these small homes to have large grows.

Posted by MHilber on 01/05/2017 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Bitter Pill

Yes go ahead with your repeal, be proud to make it where health care premiums continue to rise beyond anyone's ability to pay it. Tell the uninsured to just wait for medical treatment or run to the emergency rooms and try not to die. Just make sure you know it is the Republicans who did this for you. Repeal away.

What they dont realize is that not going bankrupt because of an illness, or disease, is a great thing. the ACA is 21st century law for the 21st century. It was about time!

Being self employed, my health insurance rates dropped from $375/month to just $85/month. It really makes paying things like rent ($1100/month), car insurance $25/month (from Insurance Panda), internet/cable ($125/month from TWC), student loans ($325/month), and gas that much easier.

Oh yeah.. And the health problems are worst in red states.

9 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Katherine Peraza on 01/04/2017 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Bitter Pill

I'm not sure why Len Katzman gets 8 dislikes. Is anything he's said wrong? I'm genuinely curious.

"from the article: "House majority leader Kevin McCarthy says that if Democrats dont participate in post-Obamacare, then theyre responsible for whatever consequences ensue."

FALSE.

The Republicans have controlling majorities in both the House and Senate and have unfettered power to enact any legislation they want -- with a Republican in the White House. There is no scenario in which any "consequences" will inure to the Democrats.

Republicans, this is 100% all on you. Republicans don't need a single Democratic Representative's or Senator's vote. Republicans can enact good laws and and reap the praise, or bad laws and take the blame. It's all on them." - Len Kratzman

Democrats would not be any more wrong than Republicans to be the party of No for the next four years. Clearly, this method works.

@David Shumate: All that sounds great in theory. Should these free markets for healthcare (let's call them "healthcare exchanges") include the right to refuse service for pre-existing conditions? How do you ensure interstate portability without trampling on states rights? A new federal law?

5 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Wrong Rite on 01/04/2017 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Bitter Pill

The Republicans have the power to repeal the ACA. Do the Democrats have the sense to participate in writing the replacement?

7 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Jack Atherton on 01/04/2017 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Bitter Pill

All they have to do is back out of it, eliminate the illegal taxation penalty for not opting into it and they've won... whether they have a plan to replace it or not. And I certainly hope they don't. It's not governments duty to manage that for us. The VA is a good example of what can happen there, and I don't want any part of that; no one should. Let the free market drive the bus, portability across state borders, competition between firms for the almighty dollar and you'll see rates drop like rocks and the deductibles move back down to something that makes sense. Right now, none of it makes sense...

9 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by David Shumate on 01/04/2017 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Bitter Pill

it's been called obamacare so that the racists and racist-driven media can continue to trash it!

6 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by Preston Dallas on 01/04/2017 at 9:44 AM

Re: “Bitter Pill

from the article: "House majority leader Kevin McCarthy says that if Democrats dont participate in post-Obamacare, then theyre responsible for whatever consequences ensue."

FALSE.

The Republicans have controlling majorities in both the House and Senate and have unfettered power to enact any legislation they want -- with a Republican in the White House. There is no scenario in which any "consequences" will inure to the Democrats.

Republicans, this is 100% all on you. Republicans don't need a single Democratic Representative's or Senator's vote. Republicans can enact good laws and and reap the praise, or bad laws and take the blame. It's all on them.

19 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Len Katzman on 01/04/2017 at 7:55 AM

Re: “Bitter Pill

Yes, the hospitals saved $40 million but how much have citizens paid until they reach their ungodly deductible? Wanna bet it's more than $40 million out of pocket?

17 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Sloopy on 01/04/2017 at 7:32 AM

Re: “Music Listings

IT WOULD BE NICE IF YOU COULD ACTUALLY FIND OUT WHICH BANDS ARE PLAYING, AND WHERE, AND HOW MUCH $...LOOKING FOR "MUSIC CALENDAR" JUST TOOK ME TO JUNE 5, AND ITS NOW DEC 28TH...WHY NOT KEEP IT CURRENT?

Posted by ROBIN STEEL on 12/29/2016 at 6:20 PM

Re: “Standing Together

Good Day, My name is Albert Jone,Am a citizen of the United States of America (USA) i want to testify of the good Loan Lender who showed light to me after been scammed by 3 different Internet international lenders, they all promised to give me a loan after making me pay alot of fees which yield nothing and amounted to no positive result. i lost my hard earn money and it was a total of 3500,USD. One day as i was browsing through the internet looking forstracted when i came across a testimony of one Lady,Mrs Elizbeth Miller,who was also scammed and eventually got linked to a legit loan company called Steve Wayne Loan Company(stevewayneloancompany440@gmail.com) where he finally got her loan,so i decided to contact the same loan company and then told them my story on how i have been scammed by 3 different lenders who did nothing but to cause me more pains.I explained to the company by mail and all they told me was to cry no more because i will get my loan in their company and also i have made the right choice of contacting them. i filled the loan application form and proceeded with all that was requested of me, and I was given a loan amount of $350,000.00 Dollars by this great Company managed by Mr Steve Wayne The {C.E.O}and here i am today happy with my families,because Mr Steve Wayne has given me a Business loan so i made a vow to myself that i will keep testifying on the internet on how i got my loan. Do you need a loan urgently? kindly and quickly contact Mr Steve Wayne now for your loan via email: (stevewayneloancompany440@gmail.com) i believe other people are also giving testimony on this same honest lender,He's a kind hearted man,and a God fearing loan lender too,God bless him forever for the good help he render to people who are in need of financial help.Thank you all,,


Mr Albert Jone

Posted by Mr Albert Jone on 12/29/2016 at 9:44 AM

Re: “Meth

My son pretty much lived the same life as Dennis Woodson, he was a good son always helping others before himself.
My son was bullied teased and put down all his life by peers at school and a brother, I tried to tell him he was a good young man and just do his best and i was there for him.
He went to school worked 2 jobs but pretty much stayed to himself " loner " .
As he struggled in this world he somehow along with a cousin was givin some meth in his teen years and that was the start of his addiction.
I tryed to get him off this along with his cousin, his cousin went into the army and was able to kick it but my son was not so lucky, he bounced from friends to relatives to dads but i never gave up.
This year the devil drug took my sons life as he was found drown in Sausalitos Henderson Bay with meth in his system.
The goverment on all levels must address this huge huge problem of meth and dealers who pray on children that become addicted adults.
I am so so happy that this one man Dennis Woodson made it out of the Meth life, stay clean young man.
Thank You,
Broken Father :(

Posted by Devil Death on 12/26/2016 at 12:12 PM

Re: “The Redwood Empire Fights Back

I appreciate what our brave 5th District Supervisor said in this week's cover article on the Redwood Empire fighting back against Trump. The section "Fightin' Lynda Hopkins" describes her as having come "out swinging against Trump," whom she says has "essentially declared war on progressivism."

Hopkins advocates that we "not play nice," but that we should "move aggressively against the next president." She is especially "troubled by Trump's positions on immigration and climate change." Hopkins advocates that we "fight Trump-led deportation should it come to pass." Yes, our cities and county should declare themselves to be sanctuaries.
Shepherd Bliss, Sebastopol

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Shepherd Bliss on 12/24/2016 at 6:35 AM

Re: “The Anchor-Outs

Although people have been living in the bay for years does not excuse the tight lipped community from crime drug abuse and mental issues to be addressed, all these people band together to oppose the laws of the world .
Not all but some of these people draw young homeless or casted out young people to be drawn to this life style which Leeds them to drugs and crime and dangerous situations that can lead to there death.
A young man on sept.2 2016 was found floating in Henderson Bay that was drawn to this life style, became drug addicted, was working on these boats, and drown on his own accord or was helped into the murky cold waters, this young man loved to fish and was drawn by tennants of the bay that a life could be sought out there in the bay but nothing like this is there for anyone to be out there and it ended his life.
If anyone has the decency in there mind and body for the family and friends of this good hearted young man please report to Marin sheriffs on what may have happened to him.
Please do something to protect persons young and old from all this crazy crime in sausalitos's Henderson Bay.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Dead on 12/23/2016 at 8:23 PM

Re: “The Bomb

Gary!? I had no idea. You know I am going to read your book. Way to go! - Iris

Posted by Iris Ireland on 12/19/2016 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Standing Together

How blessed we are to be so directly connected with people and activities supporting Standing Rock. Will Parrish's recent articles in the Bohemian and Julia Bystrova's reports from Standing Rock have been awesome. Thanks be to all!

Posted by Angela Ford on 12/16/2016 at 9:37 AM

Re: “Standing Together

Backwater Bridge

Posted by Andres Gutierrez on 12/16/2016 at 6:50 AM

Re: “Standing Together

Will Parrish is scheduled to speak at the Sebastopol Grange, on Highway 12, on Jan. 22, Sun. in the evening. Julia Bystrova, a medic/healer, has also just returned from Standing Rock. She and others will be speaking at the Grange this coming Monday, Dec. 19, starting at 7:30 p.m.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Shepherd Bliss on 12/14/2016 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Dirt Farmer

Amazing man, great family. They are all invested heart and soul in agriculture and live off the land.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ryan Vincent on 12/08/2016 at 9:22 PM

Re: “Dirt Farmer

Proud to call this local maveric my friend, thanks for the lesson

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Elliott D on 12/08/2016 at 1:42 PM

Re: “Dirt Farmer

The man knows what he's doing and he's a friend

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Alan Eshleman on 12/08/2016 at 9:35 AM

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