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Re: “HIV

Are you from America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, Middle East or were ever you are from on earth, I am happy to display my identity that contains my pictures, email address and my home address. I am doing this because of the desperate people online like me before that was just so much confused and don't know what to do that made me fell into wrong and fraud spell casters online. Its shocking to me till this moment that i finally won $15,000,000.00 after going to so many places here in the states to get help to make me win lottery in a very easy way. You are really mighty as said by your posts and one of the millions of people you have helped with lottery spell before called Mari. I know many people in the states and in the world has given up on trying to win a lottery or have given up trying to contact a magician or a spell caster for any kind of help to solve any form of difficulty. If you are one of them,you are right by given up. i did give up before on trying to win a lottery,because it was never favorable for me at all as i will always not win. I have never won as i have tried my luck several times,i have to go seek for the help of a magician here in the states and i used three magicians to try to win but still to no luck and i spent close to $6,200.00 dollars on the magic help i was getting from this woman here is Florida still no win for me as her magic was not powerful enough to enable me win a lottery. At this point i was devastated and don't know what to do again that can help. As for me i was getting no younger on my age and i have seen that the only way for me to get millions of dollars was only through lottery because i see my Job to be feeding and taking care of my family and not to save millions of dollars in a life time. After a deep thought again that i am not getting younger, Something inside me said to me that i must not give up on my dream to win millions on lottery someday. My problem was now, Since i can not win lottery with my natural luck and i have tried a magician face to face here in Florida, What will i do next was the question i begin to ask myself for weeks till i stumble on a post by some spell caster that he can grant ones help on anything. I contacted him and he also worked for me and still no luck for me to win lottery after spending almost $2,800.00 dollars on the spell he promised to cast for me to win lottery. To everyone out there, This is my main focus and why i took it upon myself to parade the internet just to tell everybody that needs a spell caster online to be very very careful and know that there are more of lies and fraud spell casters online than just the ones that are real that can grant you 100% result if you contact them. Coming online to seek for a spell caster to cast a spell for me to win lottery was another disaster to me as i was deceived by four spell caster that made away with almost $7,800.00 dollars without result. It was my wife that now came home and showed me the testimony of Mari her colleague in the office refereed her to that won just the sum of $75,000.00 with the help of a spell caster called Dr Ajayi Ololo after telling him about how i have tried to win a lottery. My wife advised me and begged me to give the spell caster a try that she know that i have been hurt badly by other fake spell caster and magician in the past, That she was told that this spell caster called Dr Ajayi Ololo make the impossible possible in life as that is his work and his work is 100% guaranteed to get any form of help from him. Really we contact him and he send us a form to fill out after almost 2 hours of contacting him and we did all he instructed and in just 48 hours he called me personally on the phone to tell me that he is done with my work that i can go try my look that i will win noting less than $15,000,000.00. To me i was just like i have heard all this before either from the magician here or the fake spell caster parading themselves to be to real before. But i did went to try his work and with all heavenly TRUTH his words came to pass just as he has said it. Till this moment all, My mouth is not wide enough to say thank you to him because he really prove to me that there are still hard working spell casters that can make the impossible possible in life. My personal email is you can reach me also on Facebook to verify more and also you out there that is tired of life either because of one condition or the other you find yourself, I am online this day because of you. Just email to resolve and grant permanent solution to that problem. His spell worked for Mari, That we read his post and it worked for me and without negotiations to you out there it will work for you.

Posted by warrenwellb on 06/14/2019 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Cabin Fervor

The correct word to use is "transgender" not "transgendered". There is no word "transgendered".

Posted by pmicd 899 on 06/14/2019 at 12:47 AM

Re: “Minimum Rage

What's better than raising the minimum wage? Reducing rents! Why? Because:
(1) Nobody says lower rents would force employers to cut staff!
(2) Nobody says lower rents would feed into higher prices for the poor!
(3) When you allow for income tax and withdrawal of welfare, a dollar *saved* is worth much more than a dollar *earned* (google "EMTR" and "cliff effect").
(4) By definition, the benefit of lower rents isn't competed away in higher rents as a rise in wages would be. Landlords might even try claw back the *gross* increase in wages, not allowing for the EMTR.
(5) Lower rents mean lower barriers to JOB CREATION. Jobs can't exist unless (a) the employers can afford business accommodation, and (b) the employees can afford housing within reach of their jobs, on wages that employers can pay.

And how do we reduce rents? Impose rent control? NO!! That makes it less attractive to supply accommodation. But a tax on vacant lots and unoccupied buildings makes it less attractive NOT to supply accommodation! A vacant-property tax of $X/week makes it $X/week more expensive to fail to get a tenant, and thereby REDUCES, by $X/week, the minimum rent that will persuade the owner to accept a tenant. Better still, the economic activity driven by *avoidance* of that tax would broaden the bases of other taxes, allowing their rates to be reduced, so that the rest of us would pay LESS tax!

Posted by Gavin Putland on 06/13/2019 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Blue in the Face

#StatusQuoJoe is basically a confirmed groper as well. Seeing as he's basically GOP Lite, it's quite a propos.

Posted by Alejandro Moreno S. on 05/30/2019 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Wine Country Confidential

I was stationed at Skaggs Island 1986 to March 1991. Loved this place. Best time of my life if Im being honest. Lots of great memories.

Posted by Jack Burnside on 05/21/2019 at 5:24 PM

Re: “Bunny Tale

Rabbits are so much Beautiful Pet in the World. When you take off in your hands it feels like a soft Cotton. I think we Love our animals and don't kill animals like rabbits. Animal Lovers give a strike for the safety of Animals. It's not necessary to manufacture handbags, hats & other products with fur. So Growth and care of animals should be done and also love with living things in the world.

Posted by lisa james on 05/16/2019 at 6:38 AM

Re: “Super Soy Me

$1.50 for mushroom risotto? where was that picture taken? it always seems their frozen food is expensive when I've seen it in stores.

Posted by MHilber on 05/14/2019 at 5:09 PM

Re: “Welcome to Lumaville

Very impresssed you landed SEVERAL theaters!

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Posted by Connie Madden on 05/03/2019 at 9:50 AM

Re: “BottleRock 411

If you need a ride to Bottlerock Napa, there is a great shuttle bus from san francisco. Details at

Posted by Matt Seliga on 04/20/2019 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Visions of Moderation

Beautiful. Thanks

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Posted by leslie 2 on 04/18/2019 at 2:07 AM

Re: “Bunny Tale

Don't exclude any kind of rabbit in the California fur ban bill.

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Posted by Adriana Denisse on 04/09/2019 at 7:16 AM

Re: “Bunny Tale

Rabbits are loved and cherished by so many people who have them as beloved pets in their homes. For Marc Levine to dismiss this for the sake of just ONE greedy constituent (Pasternak) who even admits he will not go broke if rabbits are included in the fur ban is absolutely ludicrous. Rabbits are considered pets by so many and live in peoples homes. They are so lovable and deserving of protection yet in 2019 are STILL being classified as Poultry and livestock and given no protection whatsoever. Please do not let a few rabbit farmers greed for profit dictate the fate of these beautiful, gentle, loving animals.
Please include ALL breeds of rabbits in the California Fur Ban bill.

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Posted by Debbi Buegeleisen on 04/06/2019 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Bunny Tale

Will, thank you for taking the the time to interview me for this article. Much of what I said is not included in the article . It's important that we provide accurate information about rabbits in general, and rabbit fur in specifics.
First, I would like to clarify that SaveABunny is not an animal rights group. We are a 501c3 nonprofit rescue and advocacy group that provides an invaluable, community service. While some individuals who volunteer for this group may be involved with animal rights groups, the majority of our supporters are families who have adopted rabbits as treasured members of their family.
We work with over 30 animal shelters per and have rescued 5,000 rabbits since 1999.
We provide an invaluable, life-giving and positive service to California and receive no government funding. We are a grass-roots , primarily volunteer-based group. Unlike Mark Pasternack we do not have a paid lobbyist or tax paid politician working on our behalf.
The photo of rabbits in this article are living in painful, cruel conditions while they wait to die. They are the EXACT same breed and species you can adopt from your local shelter or a rescue group as a pet. ANY rabbit can be called a meat rabbit for convenience. The rabbits in the photo are also babies and juveniles. What you see is the equivalent of immobilizing veal crates for rabbits. All for a luxury market basically for the benefit of one farmer-Mark Pasternak.
Rabbits are as intelligent as cats and dogs. Their basic needs to be able to move freely and exercise is not given. Additionally, they are living on hard wire cages which routinely cut into their feet leaving deep, stabbing wounds that go untreated.
For whatever reason people do not understand rabbits. It is a romantic notion to them that a farmer wants to raise and slaughter baby bunnies for profit.
What is the benefit to the community at large of rabbit farming?
Pasternak himself exhibits how there will be increased rabbit farming when he says he sold a trio of breeder rabbits to someone. What is the business arrangement for this and who does it benefit?
If California truly wants to be a fur free state rabbits should be include and protected in the ban. Otherwise, it is hypocritical and serves a very small group of people who will make a lot of money.
We would appreciate the opportunity for you to do a follow up on rabbits as companions in the state of California. In the US, rabbits are the 4th most popular pet with over 3 millions homes living with companion rabbits. Even Vice President Mike Pence lives with a pet rabbit, so rabbits as pets is hardly a fringe idea and lifestyle.
Thank you again for your time and consideration of the points I have raised.
Marcy Berman (not Schaaf)
Founder and Executive Director, SaveABunny

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Posted by Marcy Berman on 04/05/2019 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Bunny Tale

If we want a ban a on fur, we want a ban on fur. No exemption.

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Posted by Genevieve Campos on 04/05/2019 at 1:37 PM

Re: “Bunny Tale

Rabbits are the most abused animals on the planet. Exploited not only for their flesh and fur, they are victimized in research, used as bait and live food for other animals, and even as "pets", they are often neglected and abandoned resulting in them being the third most euthanized animal in American Shelters. Exempting them from the meager protection of not being skinned alive in order to take their fur is a slap in the face to those of us who value them as the clean quiet engaging and affectionate companions they are.
The single person who is being advocated for in Marin county where I reside who raises and kills rabbits didn't even qualify for the minimum standard that Whole Foods set when they launched their failed rabbit meat program.
The photo in this article makes my heart bleed for those poor babies stuffed into wire bottom cages so small they can barely turn around without a piece of hay (which should make up 80% of their diet) or anything to do but await their gruesome fate. The only consolation is that they are killed very young; at about 4 months of age. Escaping their suffering only in a cruel and violent death.
As a regular shopper at the Marin County Farmers Market where Mr Pasternak pedals his wares and I buy much of my food and the greens my bunnies enjoy dailly, I refuse to go anywhere near his booth. Seeing the dead bodies, skins and other bits of of animals I regard as cherished family members breaks my heart. People who love their dogs and cats should be able to relate; just imagine seeing your german shepherd's cousin turned into a fur bikini.
The evisceration of a bill that would make history for all fur bearing animals being tortured and killed for their skins by Assembly Member Levine may very well die a painful death at his hands. The animal advocate community can see that the exclusion of of rabbits will certainly lead to a monopoly on their skins as they will be the only fur available and have come out in mass in opposition to this exclusion. Even if the skins are supposed to be only from animals killed for their flesh, there is simply no way of regulating the origin of the pelts and will certainly result in an increase the number of rabbits raised and killed for either or both and be a boon for the people who produce them.
I wish everyone reading this would call Member Levine's office and ask him to represent his entire district, not just a single constituent and withdraw this ill fated request.

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Posted by Deborah Claassen on 04/05/2019 at 11:08 AM

Re: “With the 'Resisterhood'

Even maralago abused domestic worker immigrants, just like the farming and construction industry thrive on slave wages and labor, modesto still pays by the bundle not the hr to field workers.

Posted by edwardo on 04/04/2019 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Bunny Tale

Whether for meat or for fur, utilizing the byproduct normalizes the fur culture. The message of this bill is for the state to denounce support of this unethical industry and prevent reason for fur sales.

Excluding rabbit fur from the bill would not be congruent with the values of the majority of California's constituents. This state wide majority far outweighs the values of the ONE small Northern California district represented by Assemblyman Levine.

Levin's Spokesperson states: "Assemblymember Levine supports maintaining the highest ethical standards for the production of legal animal products in California."
If it is agreed by the majority that the fur industry is unethical then Mr. Levin must acknowledge all animals regardless of how the byproducts are used.

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Posted by Lisa Rockwell on 04/04/2019 at 2:33 AM

Re: “With the 'Resisterhood'

Thanks for casting more light on an under-reported area. Domestic workers & caregivers deserve benefits, overtime, & more respect!

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Posted by leslie 2 on 04/02/2019 at 12:45 AM

Re: “With the 'Resisterhood'

Thanks for reporting on this. Glad things are finally being done for these "invisible" workers, tho nowhere near enough.

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Posted by leslie 2 on 04/02/2019 at 12:36 AM

Re: “Enough Rope

Marijuana Money ! That's all this is! He is a tool of Marijuana Money. The income, jobs investments created in rural communities this year will now disappear. He should be fired immediately

Posted by Chris Boucher on 04/01/2019 at 11:02 PM

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