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Ta-Nehisi Coates’s graph of the year. Being Liberal - New York, New York - Political Organization. In California, a Mayor’s Rise Is a Sign of the Times. Candlestick Park Fades From a Spotlight It Made a Habit of Stealing. Chris Kerrigan’s Return to Politics. Humboldt County supervisors to vote on Halvorsen Quarry appeals; General Plan status update on tap. Lorna Rodriguez and Catherine Wong/The Times-Standard Posted: 12/08/2013 02:16:06 AM PST0 Comments|Updated: 5 months ago The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will hold a public hearing on appeals made by local environmental groups to county staff's approval of the proposed Halvorsen Quarry Reclamation Plan.

Humboldt County supervisors to vote on Halvorsen Quarry appeals; General Plan status update on tap

According to a county report, Planning and Building Department staff recommend that the board reject three of five appeals that were made by Humboldt Baykeeper and California Trout following the plan's approval by the county Planning Commission in a 6-1 vote in May. Rough Waters. Faced with a shrinking pool of funding, local environmental nonprofit Humboldt Baykeeper is in the process of dramatically downsizing its organization.

Rough Waters

The office staff was reportedly laid off recently, and last week Executive Director Jessica Hall learned that she, too, was being laid off. Only Policy Director Jennifer Kalt, whose position has been reduced to part-time, remains employed by the organization. Hall, who was hired as the group's executive director in October 2012, said Baykeeper recently lost some key financial support from foundations such as the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund and Environment Now. Mine(s) in Humboldt County, California. @ California Trout, Inc. The Trinity River is enjoying a renaissance with California’s steelhead fishermen, and while steelhead populations seem to be prospering, salmon populations remain a bigger question.

California Trout, Inc.

The Trinity River (photo Craig Nielsen, In this piece, CalTrout’s North Coast manager Darren Mierau looks at the Trinity’s recent history and (maybe) comeback. Democracy Distilled [Infographic] Green Party of CA. Ecological WisdomNonviolenceSocial JusticeGrassroots DemocracyDecentralizationCommunity-Based EconomicsFeminismRespect for DiversityPersonal & Global ResponsibilitySustainability Ecological Wisdom How can we operate human societies with the understanding that we are part of nature, not on top of it?

Green Party of CA

How can we live within the ecological and resource limits of the planet, applying our technological knowledge to the challenge of an energy efficient economy? The color of the Sun. A beautiful, informative, and surprising video from NASA.

The color of the Sun

[link] This video of the sun based on data from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, shows the wide range of wavelengths -- invisible to the naked eye -- that the telescope can view. SDO converts the wavelengths into an image humans can see, and the light is colorized into a rainbow of colors. Californians' Support for Legalized Recreational Pot Trends Higher. Creative Dad Colors His Kids’ Drawings. What do you get when you combine the aesthetic talent of an artistic adult with the uninhibited creativity of a child?

Creative Dad Colors His Kids’ Drawings

The resulting art might look something like these images by Reddit user Tatsputin, which were a creative collaboration between a father and his children. When Tatsputin takes his monthly three-hour work-related flight, his two children give him their drawings for him to color in, which he does during the flight. Tatsputin began by using colored pencils. He later switched to his iPad and the ArtStudio program, but intends to return to the colored pencils. His kids give him free reign to choose the colors for their artwork. This sort of collaboration can be a great idea for anyone with kids, and Tatsputin isn’t the only person whose done something like this.

Source: imgur. Doesn’t Eat, Doesn’t Pray and Doesn’t Love. Doesn’t Eat, Doesn’t Pray and Doesn’t Love. Giving Thanks.


HCDCC Politics. Serving Klamath & Trinity River Communities. Batman's Gun: Why the Comic-Book Hero Was Disarmed in 1939. To a midnight showing of the new Batman film at a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado, James E.

Batman's Gun: Why the Comic-Book Hero Was Disarmed in 1939

How Homestar Runner changed web series for the better. For most of the history of television, the barrier to syndication—and to profitability—has been 100 episodes.

How Homestar Runner changed web series for the better

The shows that have made it to that mark are an unusual group. Many were big hits. Some found small cult audiences. Still others just hung on as best they could and never posted numbers quite low enough to be canceled.


Local Races in California are NINO—Nonpartisan in Name Only. Printer-friendly version Send by email.

Local Races in California are NINO—Nonpartisan in Name Only

History of psychiatric institutions. The rise of the lunatic asylum and its gradual transformation into, and eventual replacement by, the modern psychiatric hospital, explains the rise of organized, institutional psychiatry.

History of psychiatric institutions

While there were earlier institutions that housed the 'insane,' the arrival at the answer of institutionalisation as the correct solution to the problem of madness was very much an event of the nineteenth century. To illustrate this with one regional example, in England at the beginning of the nineteenth century there were, perhaps, a few thousand "lunatics" housed in a variety of disparate institutions but by 1900 that figure had grown to about 100,000.

That this growth should coincide with the growth of alienism, now known as psychiatry, as a medical specialism is not coincidental.[1]:14 Medieval era[edit] Shutdown coverage fails Americans. U.S. news reports are largely blaming the government shutdown on the inability of both political parties to come to terms. It is supposedly the result of a "bitterly divided" Congress that "failed to reach agreement" (Washington Post) or "a bitter budget standoff" left unresolved by "rapid-fire back and forth legislative maneuvers" (New York Times). This sort of false equivalence is not just a failure of journalism. It is also a failure of democracy. When the political leadership of this country is incapable of even keeping the government open, a political course correction is in order. Carl Sagan-Cosmos edited for rednecks. American Bile. Javier Jaén Not long ago I was walking toward an airport departure gate when a man approached me. “Are you Robert Reich?”

He asked. Why I Hate Landscape Fabric. The black death — aka landscape fabric — stifles your soil and looks lousy when it inevitably peeks through. Sometimes I try to be fair and balanced on an issue so I don't sound like some kind of gardening zealot. Today isn't one of those times. Mark Levin: Fox News Isn't 'Conservative,' It's 'Republican'

In the growing war between Fox News and the rest of “conservative” media, radio host Mark Levin picked up Monday where he left off last week, this time expanding his gripes beyond a handful of commentators to go after the network as a whole. Deeper Than God: Ronald Dworkin's Religious Atheism. Ronald Dworkin, a professor of law and philosophy at New York University, was arguably the most influential legal philosopher of the past 50 years. Most Depressing Brain Finding Ever. Yale law school professor Dan Kahan's new research paper is called "Motivated Numeracy and Enlightened Self-Government," but for me a better title is the headline on science writer Chris Mooney's piece about it in Grist: "Science Confirms: Politics Wrecks Your Ability to Do Math. " Debating Capitalism - Redefining Outdated Terms. Most Depressing Brain Finding Ever. North Coast Journal - May 1, 2003: IN THE NEWS. North Coast Journal Blogthing. Cost of Occupation.

North Coast Journal - May 1, 2003: IN THE NEWS. Thanet Earth: the farm of the future. The March to Anarchy. Pope Bluntly Faults Church’s Focus on Gays and Abortion. Political Deadlock in Tunisia: 9oddem el UIB. Understanding Glenn Beck's Nonsensical Call For Impeachment. Morning Roundup: Medieval Batman Better Watch Out For “The Jester” Two-State Illusion. Josh Cochran Oded Balilty/Associated Press A barrier in the West Bank city of Hebron. How to Survive a Mass Extinction - Even One Caused by Us. Scatter. Lifelines for Poor Children. GIVE THESE PEOPLE AIR! Occupy Wall Street Legacy. How Chris McCandless Died. Northern California County Votes To Secede From California. Create. Rise of the Religious Right in the Republican Party.

The Celery Stalks at Midnight: Scientific American asks “Are Engineered Foods Evil?” Difference Between Education and Indoctrination. Commissions « Sketches From Memory. Illegal. Immoral. Dangerous. Why Congress needs to say No! One Theme, Three Ways: Customizing iTheme2. 11 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started My First Blog.