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The Tumultuous World of Puberty

  ‘Four Eyes’ Award Winning Video   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Let’s face it.  Puberty is about as rough as it gets. Especially for Bobby Bowersox.  When the 10-year-old gets beaned with a baseball in right field, it is crystal clear he needs to get glasses. When does get them, he can suddenly see [...]

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, [...]

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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Re-Funding America

16 March 2014

  –We Ain’t Broke Yet–   Jim Hightower JimHightower.com   As we know, the barons of Wall Street have not hesitated to raid our public treasury and haul off trillions of dollars worth of government bailouts and special tax breaks to subsidize their “free market” ventures. So guess who has been the major force pushing [...]

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Transcending Redwoods

16 March 2014

  Seeing the Forest for the Trees IODA MEDIA VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Redwoods never cease to amaze people. They are impressive.  Humboldt’s majestic redwoods are the tallest and more massive species of trees on the planet.  Found nowhere else, they are engulfed by mountains, drowned in oceans and fog, and eaten [...]

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Smile

15 March 2014

  ‘You’ll Find Life is Still Worthwhile’   A Short and Sadly Beautiful Video   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Smile though your heart is aching Smile even though it’s breaking When there are clouds in the sky, you’ll get by… If you smile through your fear and sorrow Smile and maybe tomorrow You’ll see [...]

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The Cannabis Farmers Market

14 March 2014

  Medical Marijuana Farmers Selling Direct to Patients VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   It’s not your typical everyday farmers market. Instead of tomatoes and cabbage and cucumbers, customers purchase medical cannabis. The NW Cannabis Market hosts a variety of vendors who sell their products wholesale and direct to anyone with a recommendation for medical [...]

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Micro Homes On The Road

14 March 2014

  Tiny Self-Sustainable Living VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   The freedom of having a home, being self-sufficient, and traveling on the road is the quintessential American Dream.  Why not combine them into one? This student-designed micro home is completely self-sufficient and can be towed by your average car. This prototype for a new kind [...]

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Among Giants In Humboldt

13 March 2014

  A Glimpse Into the ’Tree Hugging’ Tree Sits AWARD WINNING VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s been a controversial issue, to say the least. And when one hears the term “tree huggers,” a cliché hippie stereotype may come to mind. You know, the free spirited, dreadlocked white dude who flashes peace signs while wearing [...]

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Life is Short

12 March 2014

  ‘Voice Over’ Reminds Us of Our Being Viral Award Winning VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Life is short.  Time is even shorter. Once in a while, we’re faced with a life-or-death situation, or at least what feels like one.  Having such an experience leads us to cherish every waking and breathing moment, [...]

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Koch Brothers On Welfare Big Time

12 March 2014

  $weet Charity: Corporate Welfare for Corporations Who Don’t Need It   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   The Koch Brothers likes to champion themselves as economic crusaders against the welfare state. But a new report shows that they took $88 million of your taxpayer dollars while demanding that governments stop wasting taxpayer dollars. In total, [...]

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Denied: Adult Criminal Justice Facility for Humboldt

12 March 2014

  State Says ‘No-Go’ to Grant Funding– for Now   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Local writer and columnist John Chiv had a good article today of why Humboldt County was denied grant funding from the State for building a much needed criminal justice and rehabilitation facility adjacent to the Courthouse. In his post, Mr. [...]

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CIA Illegally Spies on Senate Committee

11 March 2014

  Big Brother Spying On Little Bro   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Big Brother knows no bounds when it comes to spying on fellow Americans. The chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee today accused the CIA of inappropriately searching the committee’s computers as the panel investigated the CIA’s detention and interrogation program. The [...]

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Wall Street Becoming America’s Biggest Landlord

10 March 2014

  The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Become… –Renters   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Last April, amid the region’s tightest housing supply in a decade, a Wall Street-backed company stormed into the Seattle metro area and bought, on average, 10 homes a day. Invitation Homes, a subsidiary of investment giant The Blackstone Group, [...]

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Two Largest Grocery Chains Won’t Sell GMO Salmon

10 March 2014

  Safeway and Kroger Say No to GMOs VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   The two largest grocery stores in the United States, Safeway and Kroger, have promised they won’t sell GMO salmon.  Over 9,000 stores nationwide have now committed to being free of the controversial fish. Safeway, the number two conventional grocer with [...]

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Long Shaker Rattles Humboldt: A 6.9 Whopping Jolt

09 March 2014

  Many Small Aftershocks Following (UPDATED)    From the USGS website moments ago:   A 6.9 magnitude earthquake rattled Humboldt at 10:18 pm on March 9, 2014.  The quake originated 77 kilometers West/NorthWest of Ferndale. UPDATE: 12 minutes later, a second 3.4 earthquake struck 26 km Southwest of Ferndale, @ 10:32 pm.  A third quake– measured at [...]

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The Scared is Scared…

09 March 2014

  …Of Things You Like VIRAL VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     A sweet little film, The Scared Is Scared brings us in close.  Very close, like a safe warm blanket. When an inventive young filmmaker turns to a 6-year-old for inspiration, the result is likely to be a masterpiece. An improv story narrated [...]

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Humboldt County Residents Challenge Huffman for Representative Seat

08 March 2014

  Deadline for Election Filing Ends –And an Unrelated Homer Simpson VIDEO–   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Two candidates, both based in Humboldt County, have emerged to challenge Rep. Jared Huffman for his 2nd District congressional seat in the House of Representatives. Two Garberville residents, Andy Caffrey, an environmental activist, and Dale Mensing, a [...]

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Arcata Lights the Way Forward

07 March 2014

  Small City Big on Progressive Thinking VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   We’re inspired by the City of Arcata. One of the most progressive and forward thinking communities in California, its civic leaders think outside the box, helping people and businesses alike to build prosperity and community. Arcata just approved $600,000 in loans and [...]

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Mismanaging the Humboldt County Fair

06 March 2014

  Deficits and Expenses Balloon Following Titus’ Resignation   Bad to Worse: Reserve Drops 59%   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   The following excerpt from the Ferndale Enterprise concerning the Humboldt County Fair budget didn’t exactly surprise us:   Hold all tickets. Newly-released budget numbers show the Humboldt County Fair lost more in 2013 than initially [...]

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Bitcoin CEO Found Dead in Singapore

05 March 2014

  Mysterious Suicide One of Many in Financial Industry   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   The American CEO of a Bitcoin and virtual currency exchange was found dead in her Singapore apartment last week under mysterious circumstances, multiple sources report. Autumn Radtke was CEO of First Meta, a virtual currency exchange based in Singapore.  The company [...]

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Hundreds Arrested in White House Pipeline Protest

03 March 2014

  Anti-Keystone XL Pipeline Rally Draws 1,200 People in D.C.   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   The students became the activists by vocally protesting the controversial tar sands XL pipeline in Washington D.C.  with hundreds being arrested. More than 300 anti-Keystone XL protesters were arrested Sunday afternoon outside the White House in the latest push by environmentalists [...]

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Oscars 2014

03 March 2014

  Academy Awards, Red Carpet, and Few Moviegoers VIDEO TRAILERS   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   The Oscars were ceremoniously handed out this year to movies seldom seen or heard by movie audiences on the whole. “12 Years a Slave” won the Oscar for best picture at Sunday’s 86th Academy Awards, while the 3D space spectacle [...]

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Governor Brown Wary Of Marijuana Legalization in the Golden State

02 March 2014

  ‘The World is Too Dangerous for Competition and Potheads’   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   SAN FRANCISCO—The Golden State hopes to remain golden– and not too stoned and tarnished. California Gov. Jerry Brown said he is not sure legalizing marijuana is a good idea in his state because the country could lose its competitive [...]

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The Great Freshwater Pancake Sunday Breakfast

02 March 2014

    Hearty Pancakes and Eggs and Maple Syrup For Your Sunday Morning: March 2, 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 [...]

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Celebrate Eureka Theater’s 75th Jubilee This Weekend

01 March 2014

  35¢ Gets You in the Door All Day Saturday …And Only One Thin Dime for the Kids!   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     March 4, 1939, was a milestone date for the city of Eureka. The Eureka Theater, in all its Art Moderne glory, celebrated its 1939 grand opening — and it was a [...]

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Time

28 February 2014

  Passes By  VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Lost time is never found again.  You may delay, but time will not. ~Benjamin Franklin Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present. ~Bil Keane Time is the coin of your life. It is the [...]

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California Couple Stumble Across $10 Million Gold Hoard

27 February 2014

  Largest Treasure Horde Ever Found in North America   VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   The California couple who stumbled on what may be the most valuable cache of gold coins ever found in North America while on their daily walk were so taken aback that they reburied them in an old ice [...]

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Luxury, Economy …and the Post Office

26 February 2014

  A New Paradigm In the National Interest   Jim Hightower JimHightower.com   Luxury Buyers Leading the Way to Economic Recovery   Who says the economy is down and that consumers aren’t willing to spend, spend, spend in order to stimulate new economic growth? The problem with gloomy economists and skittish policymakers is that they don’t [...]

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Runnin’ Down a Dream

23 February 2014

  Childhood Beauty of Flight and Imagination VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Never stop being a kid. Never stop feeling and seeing and being excited with great things like air and engines and planes and flight and the roar of sounds and sunlight within you. It’s like running down a dream.  Science, freedom, beauty, adventure.  [...]

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Comcast Becomes Internet’s Greatest Threat

21 February 2014

  Monopoly Merger Means Big Changes for Access, Costs, and Net Freedom (VIDEO)   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   A Big Dog of internet and cable access is moving on in– and it wants a big bite of what you’ve got. Comcast agreed to acquire Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion in stock, a surprise deal that combines [...]

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The Octopus Affair

19 February 2014

  Diver Captures Wrestling Encounter on Video (VIDEO)   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Octopi are incredibly smart invertebrates and very curious  when it comes to new things. Just ask diver Warren Murray when he went scuba diving off Bluefish Cove in Carmel, California, on February 1. First thinking he’d happened upon a large rock, sudden [...]

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Nature Pooh

18 February 2014

  The Greatest Thing You’ll Ever Learn Is Just to Love and be Loved in Return (VIDEO)   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh?” he whispered. “Yes, Piglet?” “Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand.  ”I just wanted to be sure of you.” “We’ll be Friends Forever, won’t [...]

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Craigslist Killer Confesses to 22 Slayings Across US

17 February 2014

    19-Year-Old Serial Murderer Part of Satanic Cult Luring Victims, She Says (VIDEO)   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   SUNBURY, PA– Move over Dexter. Nineteen-year-old satanist Miranda Barbour admits to killing Troy LaFerrara of Port Trevorton.  And there are more victims spread across the nation, she claims. In a prison interview Friday night, she [...]

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Beautiful Day in Paradise

16 February 2014

  Life is Long and Time is Short (VIRAL VIDEOS: U2 and Coldplay)   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   A star falls from the sky and into your hands. Then it seeps through your veins and swims inside your blood and becomes every part of you. And then one day, far from now, you will have to put [...]

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An American Tradition: Plutocrats Despising the Poor

15 February 2014

  He Who Has the Gold, Rules   Dr. Joseph Palermo Huffington Post   It’s not surprising that greater numbers of Americans these days tell pollsters they believe corporate CEOs are grossly overpaid, that they support an increase in the minimum wage, or they agree with Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s novel proposal to open an alternative [...]

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Ancient Infant’s DNA Unlocks Clues to Origins of First Americans

13 February 2014

  Genome Mapped of 12,600-Year-Old Clovis Culture Baby   –Child Found to be Direct Ancestor of an Entire Continent   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Move over, Europeans.  A genetic study suggests present-day Native Americans are descended from some of the continent’s earliest settlers– and they’re not your ancestors. The DNA of a baby boy [...]

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Human Bowling– On Ice

12 February 2014

  Shaken, Not Stirred VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Filmmaker Devin Graham is the man, making videos appealing to young, attractive people who like watching other young, attractive people do some insane stuff. The 30-year-old filmmaker and YouTube uber-darling, aka “devinsupertramp“ , has almost 2 million subscribers to his channel, which is stuffed [...]

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Fukushima Radiation Data Wildly Wrong

11 February 2014

  The Management Sincerely Apologizes for Your Inconvenience– –What’s In Your Pacific Ocean? (VIDEO)   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   From The Times of India: NEW DELHI:  Tepco, the utility company that is managing the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan said that there were mistakes in the radiation levels they recorded last year. According [...]

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The California GOP’s Fake Health Care Website

10 February 2014

  Dirty Tricks on the Taxpayer’s Dime   Jim Hightower JimHightower.org   In this wicked world of woe, there are hucksters, flimflammers, plain ol’ crooks… and Republican members of the California Assembly. This last bunch of scoundrels went out of their way to monkeywrench the rollout of President Obama’s new health care law.  Obama’s computer [...]

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Algae to Crude Oil in an Hour

09 February 2014

  Milestone Step Achieved: Million Year Natural Process Takes Minutes in the Lab (VIDEO)   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Engineers have created a milestone chemical process that produces useful crude oil just minutes after engineers pour in harvested algae — a verdant green paste with the consistency of pea soup. A research team [...]

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