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Ordinary Love

  U2 Takes It Higher   VIRAL VIDEO:  The Official Song Trailer   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   As simple as this: Ordinary love makes for something extraordinary. A beautiful message for a beautiful day. * * * * * * * * Their first release in over 3 years, Ordinary Love is performed by U2.  The [...]

Morgan Maassen’s ‘Water’

  About As Dreamy As It Gets Award-Winning Video   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   We know excellent photography when we see it. To be a well-rounded surf photographer, shooting from the water is key.   With a number of factors that aren’t relevant while shooting from land, water photography can take a bit more [...]

California: Dogs In Cars

  Doing What They Love Most VIRAL VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   If three minutes of sunshine and dog smiles doesn’t make you grin, we’re not sure what will. In his short film Dogs In Cars: California, director Keith Hopkin captures eight dogs doing what they love and do best:  leaning out the [...]

A Good Life, Too

  The Touching Story of Alonzo Clemens   An Award-Winning Video   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   “That man glows.  Straight up.  There’s something in his eyes.   Just watch the video.  There’s a depth of humanity there that I’ve not quite been able to understand.” ~Joseph LeBaron, filmmaker   Alonzo Clemons is an artist.  One with [...]

…And Now For Something Completely Different

  Thinking Outside the Box A Truly Awesome VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   The first time watching “Box” is a unique and awesome experience. The viewer must juggle pure enjoyment with logistical questions and thoughts about the potential boundaries. The second time watching it—and we recommend that on a full screen—makes the magical illusions less illusory, [...]

Altered Route

  A Short and Bizarre Skate Film VIRAL VIDEO     Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Truly strange:  Skating the day away and greeting the Ghosts of Time along the way. Filmmaker Brett Novak and skater Kilian Martin teamed up to make this eerie flick, considered to be one of the best skate flicks ever. [...]

I’d Rather Have a Free Bottle in Front of Me…

18 April 2014

  …Than a Prefrontal Lobotomy Humor VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Sit back and enjoy the amusing ride. Alcohol always seems to produce the best and the worst in people.  From Benjamin Franklin to The Simpsons, here’s a few favorite quotes from both sides.  If you have any of your own, feel free to toss [...]

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Into Thin Air

18 April 2014

  13 Sherpas Dead as Avalanche Sweeps Mount Everest VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Kathmandu, Nepal– It was the single deadliest accident on Mount Everest, officials said. A high altitude avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend the world’s highest peak, killing at least [...]

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Secrets of the Egyptian Pyramids

17 April 2014

  Cairo: 1920 A GOOD HUMOR VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   It’s an amazing tale. There are many ancient Egyptian secrets out there begging to be discovered underneath the sands of time.  We only have to find them.  This video from Kheops Pyramides lets us in on one of these shocking untold stories.  No one believed [...]

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HSU Bus Crash Remembrance Today

17 April 2014

  Remembrance and Vigil to be Held Thursday Students and Public Welcome to Attend VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   A memorial and candlelight ceremony will be held today at Humboldt State University to remember those affected by last week’s deadly bus crash near Orland. The memorial takes place at 12:30 pm in the [...]

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Making the News

16 April 2014

  From Headlines to Hard Times Award Winning VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Ed Mitchell is a former Reuters, BBC and ITN-TV journalist who lost it all. Educated at England’s prestigious Durham University, Mitchell had stints at Channel Four, the European Business Channel, Asia Business News, European Business News and CNBC Europe in [...]

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Wishes of the Rich and Powerful

16 April 2014

  Study:  America is an Oligarchy– Not a Democracy VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   We serve the rich and powerful.  So tell us something we don’t know. A new study by researchers from Princeton and Northwestern Universities finds that America’s government policies reflect the wishes of the rich and of powerful interest groups, [...]

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I Get a Good Feeling

15 April 2014

  A Collective Place and Space VIRAL VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   We liked this mashup video by Darius Farraye and for good reason. Darius described creating this familiar-film montage best in his own words: This moment in our cultural history is an opportunity to recognize how far we have come collectively. There’s a [...]

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The Problem With Plastic

14 April 2014

  Garbage in the Gyre VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Disposable plastics are a problem. We’ve been sold on the wonder of plastic.  It’s ubiquitous  in our lives and everpresent in our environment. It comes in any color of the rainbow, it can be made into any shape you want, and unlike wood or [...]

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NASA Funded Study Predicts Collapse of Human Civilization

11 April 2014

    The Beginning is Near VIRAL VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Human evolution isn’t looking pretty. After running the numbers on a set of four equations representing human society, a team of NASA-funded mathematicians has come to the grim conclusion that the utter collapse of human civilization will be “difficult to avoid.” The [...]

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Feeding The World

09 April 2014

  The Food Crisis Paradox Award-Winning Film   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     “People are not hungry because they are ignorant… The issues are more fundamental.  The fish are there.  The people know how to fish.  Yet, there is barbed wire around the pond– literally and figuratively.”   Why buy local?  This is why:  Food [...]

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‘We Will Live Again’

08 April 2014

  Never Say Die: Cryonics and Immortality Award-Winning VIDEO Brooklyn Underground Films   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     The future is here– but the cure hasn’t arrived yet. Cryonics is an effort to save lives by using temperatures so cold that a person beyond help by today’s medicine might be preserved for decades or centuries [...]

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Coldplay Magic

08 April 2014

  –The Viral VIDEO–   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Magic happens. It’s a crazy world outside.  It’s not black and white.  We don’t always know who’s wrong, and who’s right.  There’s no substitute:  you’re born, you’re dead. Yet we can mend the mysterious wires.   We can feed the soul apart.  We can touch our lives.  You [...]

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A Gold Star Mother’s Story

06 April 2014

  ‘Five Years Without Justin’ Reuters Pictures Washington Award-Winning Film   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   America’s military commitment in Afghanistan has been long by any count. Ten years of bloody war fathered by an angry country seeking revenge after it was blindsided in deadly attacks on September 11, 2001.  Innocent souls vanished forever inside [...]

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It’s Cakes ‘N Eggs Time Again

06 April 2014

    Freshwater Pancakes and Eggs and Maple Syrup Sunday Morning: April 6, 8-11 am     Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel       Wake up and smell the coffee– and the cakes.  Eating them is even better!   The Freshwater Grange Friends and Volunteers are hosting their fresh hot pancakes and real scrambled egg breakfast– with all the [...]

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Freshwater Country Store Dream Come True

05 April 2014

  The Kneeland Glen Farm Stand   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   It’s a happy, friendly, and delightful kind of business place. Kathy Mullen has started a farm stand in Freshwater that is unique for Humboldt:  a farm-based cottage industry cooperative. Members of the Kneeland Glen Farm Stand take turns working the small indoor shop, and sell [...]

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Little Shop of Horrors

04 April 2014

  Carnivorous Monsters on the Loose VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Venus flytraps, pitcher plants, sundews, butterworts, bladderworts, cobras and corkscrews all have something in common:  they’re unique, beautiful, and in the carnivorous sense, hungry for prey. There are virtually no nutrients available in their normal planting media, so carnivorous plants– predatory and flowering– are [...]

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Humboldt Weed: ‘One Good Year’

03 April 2014

  Feature Film Documentary Premiers April 14 VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     “In Humboldt County, everyone has sticky stuff on their fingers…Every business in this county relies on the marijuana business.” ~Grower, One Good Year   One Good Year is all about the Humboldt weed. While “Humboldt” has become synonymous the world over [...]

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Study: Vegetarians Less Healthy Than Others

02 April 2014

  Report Shows Significant Correlation Of Disorders VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Oh no, say it ain’t so. Vegetarian diets are tied to generally poorer health, poorer quality of life, and a higher need for health care than their meat-eating counterparts, a new study reports. The study from the Medical University of Graz in Austria [...]

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Dismantling Your LandLine Phone

02 April 2014

  AT&T and Verizon Wants Everyone to Pay By the Minute VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Is the end of the landline phone looming?  Analysts expect landlines going the way of the 8-track tape soon, costing consumers more money by requiring them to go through wireless carriers as the only alternative available.  The telecom giants are giddy at the [...]

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Bare-Faced Messiah

01 April 2014

  Book About Scientology Founder Finally Allowed To Be Published VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   We believe in transparency of information being accessible for all, even if others don’t want you to have it. A book Scientologists have kept off the shelves of American book stores for 27 years that alleges church founder L. [...]

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The Icelandic Jungle Hop

31 March 2014

  Amazing Land of Contrasts VIRAL VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Iceland is an amazing place.  Its people call it a place of magic and wonder, a land of contrasts, and a jungle where everything is uniquely special and different. When most people think of Iceland, the first thing that comes to mind is [...]

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More Humboldt Mayhem

31 March 2014

  Machete-Wielding Man Attacks Wife   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   What is happening to the City of Eureka now? More violence.  According to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release, a Eureka man was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, domestic violence, violation of a court order and violation of probation [...]

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Rainy Day Stomp

30 March 2014

  Don’t Let It Get Away VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     “The richness of the rain makes me feel safe and protected. I have always considered the rain to be healing—a blanket—the comfort of a friend.  Without at least some rain on any given day, or at least a cloud or two [...]

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Mystery and Mudslinging at Miranda’s Corral

29 March 2014

  A Finger Pointing Whodunnit   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   The pen is mightier than the sword.  Or gun. If you didn’t catch the recent exposé of the current controversy surrounding Miranda’s Animal Rescue by Ryan Burns in the Lost Coast Outpost, you really ought to.  Mr. Burns, formerly of the North Coast Journal and [...]

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Back To Their Future

28 March 2014

  Irina Werning’s Stunning Film Project Award-Winning Viral Video   Irina Werning IrinaWerning.com   I love old photos. I admit being a nosey photographer.  As soon as I step into someone else’s house, I start sniffing for them. Most of us are fascinated by their retro look, but to me it’s imagining how people would [...]

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‘Honey, There’s A Giant RAT In The Kitchen’

28 March 2014

  Ratzilla On The Loose   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   It was a monster, all right, and the stuff of nightmares. A family in a suburb of Stockholm was briefly terrorized by an enormous rat  that had family members jumping on chairs and left the cat “terrorized for a week.” The behemoth, dubbed the [...]

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Paradigm

27 March 2014

  Children Know What It Is To Miss Someone Award-Winning Short FILM   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Simple and beautiful, Paradigm was written, directed, filmed and scored with original music by Stephen Boyer, a high school student. Sweeping a number of awards at film festivals across the nation, it tells a simple story told [...]

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Eureka Double Homicide Suspect Taken Into Custody

27 March 2014

  EPD and Coroner’s Office Release Identities of Suspect, Victims   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   On Wednesday, March 26 at 5:57 pm, Eureka Police officers came upon two murder victims while responding to a call in a Eureka home. They had initially responded to the residence located at 2109 Harris Street for a citizen’s report of an injured person [...]

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Rand Paul Builds Mainstream 50-State Network Coalition

27 March 2014

  Rebranding the GOP’s 2016 Presidential Election: Rebuilding An Empire? FREEDOM FEST VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   From the Washington Post: Sen. Rand Paul has become the first Republican to assemble a network in all 50 states as a precursor to a 2016 presidential run, the latest sign that he is looking to build [...]

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Everyone Should Have Hope

26 March 2014

  Even Kids:  Mark’s Story Pigeon Road Films   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Everyone needs a little hope from their friends. Project Hope Alliance, a non-profit charity based in California, strives to move homeless families out of motels and shelters into affordable homes of their own, and to provide homeless children a proper education [...]

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Willow Creek Crime Wave– As Sheriff Sleeps

26 March 2014

  Residents:  Sheriff Downey Unresponsive and Uncommunicative   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   The following article by Krista Korns in the March 21 edition of the Two Rivers Tribune should be of interest to readers.  Reprinted here, we hope– and trust– Sheriff Downey will get on the case once the nap is over: “Willow Creek residents at the Willow Creek [...]

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You Call This Reform?

25 March 2014

  NSA Would Gain Access to All Cellphone Records Under Dual Plans VIRAL VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Big Brother’s access surveilling your private activities just got worse under the guise of ‘reform’. The White House and the House Intelligence Committee leaked dueling proposals last night that are supposedly aimed at ending the mass [...]

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Robert Ripley’s Unbelievably Amazing Statue

23 March 2014

  –Believe It or Not!– Ripley’s Believe It or Not Films   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   It’s an amazing one-of-a-kind work of art that still baffles people today. When Hananuma Masakichi learned he was dying of tuberculosis, he wanted to give his girlfriend a way to remember him.  So he painstakingly constructed a life-sized [...]

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The Everlasting Redwood

22 March 2014

  Majestic Cathedrals of Beauty and Grace VIDEO by Finley-Holiday Films   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   They’re rare and they’re beautiful. Coast redwoods grow only one place on Earth—right here on the Pacific Coast, from Big Sur to southern Oregon.  Earlier in the Earth’s history, redwoods had a much wider habitat, including western North [...]

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Navy Illegally Spying On Millions of Americans

22 March 2014

  Database Shared Through National Hub   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   A parking ticket, traffic citation or involvement in a minor fender-bender are enough to get a person’s name and other personal information logged into a massive, obscure federal database run by the U.S. military. The Law Enforcement Information Exchange, or LinX, has already amassed [...]

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The Great Freshwater Pasta Gala Tonight

21 March 2014

  Friday, March 21 from 5 – 7 pm –The Price is Right–   Kids and noodles are just plain fun. Join us tonight, Friday March 21st from 5 – 7 pm, at the Freshwater Grange for a family pasta night out to help raise funds for Garfield School’s Upper Elementary class trip to Sacramento. [...]

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Massive Scallop Die-Off Raises Red Flags

20 March 2014

  Shellfish Succumbing to Rising Ocean Acidity VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     If we don’t pay attention, shellfish hunting may be a thing of the past. A rise of carbon in the atmosphere is raising acidity in oceans and causing ‘cascading effect’ at all levels of the food chain with declines of shellfish [...]

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Portrait of a Runner

19 March 2014

  A Little Film About Focus and Reason VIDEO   Sean Michael/MP Cunningham Vimeo.com   Grant Davis is the runner and voice of the film. He’s also probably the smartest friend that I have. He can find meaning to just about everything.  If he decides to do something, he’ll do it right, and then he’ll [...]

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Malaysian Flight 370 Disappearing Act

19 March 2014

  Little Progress Made Into Fate of 239 Missing Passengers VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   It is still a mystery as to what happened to the large Boeing 777 plane and its 239 passengers aboard that disappeared altogether off the face of the earth. Investigators are looking at the flight simulator taken from [...]

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Wiyot World Renewal Ceremony

18 March 2014

  Milestone Moment Finally Comes VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   They were always here. It was the discovery of gold in 1849 that brought white  settlement to the Bay, ultimately resulting in the destruction of the peaceful Wiyot tribe and culture. The ensuing, “Indian troubles” culminated in a series of massacres against the Wiyot [...]

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The Burden of the Beard

17 March 2014

  ‘Passion’ –Award-Winning Short Documentary–   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   ‘Passion’ is the story of Jack Passion.  And his beard. Defying social convention and an ambassador for the sport of competitive beard growing, Jack has pushed on to become the two-time world beard champion through good times and bad. He shares his inspirational story with [...]

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Downtown Downer

17 March 2014

  Local Residents Confront Developer of Blighted Property   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   The defunct and deteriorating Downtowner Motel has been a continual source of blight for Eureka’s residents for what’s been over a decade now. An eyesore and magnet for transients, trash, and graffiti, it should have been cleaned up or sold by [...]

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