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Smile to the World

  “It’s Your Choice”   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Don’t cry because it’s over.  Smile because it happened.   ~Dr. Seuss   When you smile to the world, the world smiles back. People are basically good, and good-hearted.  And when they’re good and good-hearted, they smile.  It’s the curve that [...]

Blasting Away on Motorized Drift Trikes and Blokarts

  Humming Thru New Zealand Footloose and Fancy Free   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Devin Graham, aka Devin Supertramp, takes us on yet another fun-filled awesome romp. This time, we’re in North New Zealand, where the locals have rethought the use of their spin trikes (which we covered previously here) [...]

The Little Drive-In With A Big Heart

  The Choice:  Go Digital or Fade to Black   **Award-Winning Short Film**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Longtime projectionist Roger Babcock has been threading film through the Hi-Way Drive-In’s projectors for more than 40 years. However, with Hollywood studios no longer offering film prints of their releases, Roger faces an ultimatum:  upgrade [...]

Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka

  A Wrestling Life on the Ropes   **Award-Winning Short Film**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     In the 1970s, everybody arguably believed wrestling was real. By the 1980s, people suspected the outcome of the matches were predestined, but they didn’t care because the grapplers were so damned entertaining. One such star, Jimmy “Superfly” [...]

Pioneering Philanthropists Launch Clean Energy Initiative

    Limiting Carbon Pollution from Power Plants– While Spurring Clean Energy Investments   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Move over, climate change deniers.  More change is coming your way. Just days after Time’s Editor-in-Chief declared climate change deniers were having a bad day following study after study pointing out that it’s a very real [...]

Study: Ocean Life Faces Extinction

  Multiple Pressures on a Fragile Environment   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     A team of scientists, in a groundbreaking analysis of data from hundreds of sources, has concluded that humans are on the verge of causing unprecedented damage to the oceans and the animals living in them. “We may be sitting [...]

Falling from Mount Olympus

15 January 2015

  Falling from Grace:  ‘The Off Season’   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     “In the greatest country in the world a young man gets lost. Willy Loman never made a lot of money.  His name was never in the paper.  But he’s a human being, and a terrible thing is happening [...]

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One Love, One Run

14 January 2015

  Bobby Brown’s Cool Running   Award-Winning Short **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     For his entire life, Bobby Brown has called Breckenridge his home mountain. Brown was nine years old when he got his start on skis. Growing up in the Denver suburbs, he would build ramps and jumps in his yard [...]

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iDiots

14 January 2015

  All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s no secret. We love technology, anything robotic, and of course, our cell phones. We want them to succeed and be our 21st Century heroes.  Luxury cars with powerful engines and display screens to [...]

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Free Climbing to the Top of Yosemite

13 January 2015

    Climbers Make Historic Attempt Straight Up El Capitan Using Only Hands and Feet   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s almost over. The two climbers vying to become the first in the world to use only their hands and feet to scale a sheer granite face in California’s Yosemite National Park [...]

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The E-Joint Has Arrived

13 January 2015

    New Marijuana Device Has its Advocates and Critics   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s discreet, disposable, and mild—and they’re changing the way people consume marijuana. At a recent Seahawks football game in Seattle, Shady Sadis, 41, took a drag on a slim vapor pen that looked like a jet [...]

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Every Hour is Precious

12 January 2015

  Anton Chekhov and ‘The Gift’   **Award-Winning Sci-Fi Film**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     In March of 1886, at the age of 26, acclaimed Russian author and physician Anton Chekhov wrote this fascinating and honest letter of advice to his troubled older brother, Nikolai. Chekhov’s brother was a talented painter and writer who, [...]

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Charlie Hebdo, Before the Massacre

09 January 2015

  A Brief Inside View of the Murdered Cartoonists   **New York Times VIDEO**     Jerôme Lambert and Philippe Picard French Filmmakers      In February 2006 the editors of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo met to discuss a matter of what turned out to be of deadly consequence. Would they publish a satirical [...]

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Gateway to the Ganges

08 January 2015

    India’s Beauty and Woe Intertwined   Award-Winning **VIDEO**     Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s been said that India is a place so visceral it can only truly be appreciated through your own experience. It takes a lot of skill to capture the feel of a place so steeped in unbelievable anachronistic awe.  [...]

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Manhunt Drawing Closer for Paris Terror Attack Suspects

08 January 2015

  Heavily-Armed Suspects on the Run – UPDATED –   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     The Parisian police net is closing in quickly. A massive manhunt for the perpetrators of France’s worst terrorist attack in generations shifted to the countryside north of Paris on Thursday. Commandos and helicopter patrols poured into villages [...]

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An Epic Reminder to Do What You Love, Today

07 January 2015

  The Secret Sanctuary of Hayden Peters   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Emily Nuchols Under Solen Media     Life has its limits.  It also has its timeless beauty in all things. At the age of 30, Hayden Peters confronted a health scare where for three months, he didn’t know if he’d live a long life, [...]

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Failing to Succeed

06 January 2015

    Fighting for your Passion   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Devin Graham Filmmaker, Team Supertramp     Success comes from passion and a lot of experience– and by experience, I mean a lot of failure.  I just watched the video Nobody Tells This to Beginners, seen below, and it is right on par with everything [...]

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Snowboarding the Communist Bloc

05 January 2015

  Hippie Holy Dayze   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Watch out for that tree, Forest. Over the past season, 20-something Forest Bailey deftly navigated geographical extremes, hitting street rails in Mongolia one month, slashing powder in the Canadian backcountry the next, and making stops in the communist bloc of Europe [...]

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Land of Eternal Spring

05 January 2015

    The Land and People of Guatemala   **VIDEO**   Parker Walbeck and Carter Hogan Team Supertramp     Every so often Team Supertramp takes on a project knowing very little about the destination or the people involved.  The WeaveSleeve Project in Guatemala was one of those projects…  We– Parker and Carter– met up with [...]

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A Transgender Teen’s Final Words

03 January 2015

    Leelah Alcorn’s Suicide Note in Full:   ‘My Death Needs to Mean Something’   **VIDEO**   By Leelah Alcorn     After committing suicide and sparking a nationwide debate, 17-year-old Ohio transgender teen Leelah (Josh) Alcorn’s suicide note was taken down from her Tumblr account.  Others copies of her final words were scrubbed [...]

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The Island of Dharma

02 January 2015

  Sri Lanka   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     The explorer Marco Polo wrote in the 12th century that Sri Lanka is the finest island in the whole world. Sri Lanka is nature’s treasure hunt.  For centuries it has seduced travelers with its magnificent beauty, stunning Hindu and Buddhist temples, lush [...]

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The Baby in the Drop Box

01 January 2015

  Saving Children’s Lives, One at a Time   **Award-Winning VIDEO**     Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     2015:  It’s out with the old and in with the new. The Drop Box is the story of South Korean pastor Lee Jong-rak and his heroic efforts to embrace and protect the most vulnerable members of [...]

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MIT Scientist: Increased Autism in Children Due to GMOs

29 December 2014

    ‘Half of All Kids Will Be Autistic in Ten Years’   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     For over three decades, Stephanie Seneff, PhD, has been an MIT researcher in the fields of biology and technology.  She has published over 170 scholarly peer-reviewed articles over the years. In recent years Dr. Seneff has concentrated [...]

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In Search of Surf

28 December 2014

    Around the World in “Strange Rumblings”   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     The world is your oyster. You’re young and carefree, there’s no need for money and responsibilities, and the call for adventure beckons.  And over the next crest lies the next perfect wave for you to catch. Strange Rumblings in Shangri [...]

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I Believe in Father Christmas

24 December 2014

    Emerson, Lake & Palmer   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel       They said there’ll be snow at Christmas They said there’ll be peace on Earth But instead it just kept on raining A veil of tears for the virgin’s birth I remember one Christmas morning A Winter’s light and a distant choir [...]

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Follow The Rules For Growing Weed, Or Else…

24 December 2014

    District Attorney Relies on a Different Tactic: Civil Lawsuits   **VIDEO**    Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Do greedy growers who flaunt the law get what they deserve– and does crime really pay? Humboldt County is at the forefront of an almost-legal, agribusiness weed-growing industry.  It’s an economic staple, an ever-prevasive and copiously prevalent culture with the District Attorney giving [...]

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Growing Younger

23 December 2014

  ‘Just Go’   **Award-Winning Video**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Meet Milos Kmetko.  He’s 62-years-old and believes in staying as youthful as possible. He’s not your typical retiree from Slovakia.  Or anywhere for that matter. Milos does things which to his peers seem a little offbeat or even crazy.  He gets out [...]

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Humboldt County Animal Shelter Crisis

21 December 2014

  SOS Emergency:  Overcrowding Means Euthanasia Come Monday     Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     From Matt Owen, via the County of Humboldt and Fred’s Humboldt Blog:   Please pass the word about the following crisis situation: The Humboldt County Animal Shelter is at critical mass.  They will euthanize adoptable dogs for space on Monday [...]

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Winter is Here

21 December 2014

  Stay Warm and Dry   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     “Never cut a tree down in the wintertime.  Never make a negative decision in the low time.  Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst mood.  Never speak ill of others when the sun is short. Wait.  Be [...]

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Sony Cyberattack: Hackers Win

20 December 2014

    But We’ll Show You the Film Trailers Anyway !   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     U.S. officials are treating a cyberattack on Sony Pictures as a “serious national security matter,” with the National Security Council considering a proportionate response, the White House said. Evidence shows the attack against Sony was carried [...]

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Gravity’s Got A Hold On Me

19 December 2014

    –And I’m Looking for Something to Set Me Free   **Viral VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     You can almost fly.  If gravity doesn’t get you down. World’s Best Trampoline Tricks is the latest video by Devin Graham, aka YouTube’s uber-darling devinsupertramp. In this edition, Devin joined with the leading trampoline [...]

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Stephen Colbert Bids The Nation Adieu

19 December 2014

  The Colbert Report Calling It Quits: ‘We’ll Meet Again Some Sunny Day’   **Viral VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Colbert Nation.  It’s all over except for the applause. After nine years on the air as host of the The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert is calling it quits and throwing in the [...]

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A Sun Dog and His Master

18 December 2014

  ‘Sun Dog’   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s no secret:  We love our dogs. While ski towns everywhere are bracing for the absolute insanity that occurs in mountain towns during the holidays, here comes a video to remind us of what’s important in life. In Sun Dog by Sturgefilm [...]

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US To Restore Relations With Cuba

18 December 2014

  After 50 Years, Obama and Castro Talk; Republicans Furious   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Merry Christmas, Cuba.  Our Cold War relationship is thawing. President Obama yesterday ordered the restoration of full diplomatic relations with Cuba and the opening of an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than a [...]

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Rebounding Resilience

16 December 2014

  Life is More than a Game   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Life, not just games, happens on the Filipino basketball court. Weddings, celebrations, meetings, festivals, and memories occur there. The damage done by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013 was catastrophic, leaving homes destroyed and 580,000 people displaced.  It [...]

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Helping Rich Lenders Rip-Off the Poor

16 December 2014

    State Legislatures Lift Interest Rate Caps   **John Oliver VIDEO**     Jim Hightower Jim Hightower.org     Loan sharks, banks, and their lobbyists really know how to put the “ick” in eth-icks. Though they’ve tried to buff-up their public image by calling themselves “consumer lenders,” their game remains the same ethical mess [...]

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America’s Explosive Oil Problem

15 December 2014

  The Disaster of Shipping Crude by Rail   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     On July 6, 2013, a train hauling two million gallons of crude oil from North Dakota exploded in the Canadian town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people. It took two days to put out the fire and the [...]

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Australian Security Forces Storm Sydney Cafe

15 December 2014

    Hostage Siege Ends With Attack, Gunshots   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s over. Australian security forces on Tuesday stormed the Lindt Chocolat Cafe in Sydney where several hostages were being held at gunpoint, in what looked like the dramatic ending to a standoff that had dragged on for more [...]

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Mad Max’s Road Warrior Meets Disney’s Pixar

14 December 2014

    The 2015 Official Movie Trailers   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel       Cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated.  The earliest people who made films were magicians.  And they knew it was always better to surprise and change other people’s expectations than to give them exactly what they wanted. [...]

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The CIA Psychologist Who Made $81 Million Teaching Torture

13 December 2014

    Cashing in on Conscience and Country   **VICE VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Working for the CIA has its perks. The Senate Intelligence Committee released a blistering, 500-page report on the CIA’s controversial detention and interrogation program, a document that committee chairwoman Dianne Feinstein said represents the most significant oversight effort [...]

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Life in the Nordland

11 December 2014

  ‘The Fox of Bloody Women Island’   **Award-Winning VIDEO**     Vern Cummins and Jamie Gallant Bureau of Explorers.com     How does one find happiness throughout a winter when the sun barely makes an appearance? This source of curiosity took us to Nordland– a mystical Viking land of changing light, deep fjords and [...]

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Torture Perfectly Acceptable for America

11 December 2014

    Torture Defenders Double Down and Dig In   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     The defenders of torture are doubling down and defending it.  And in some instances, they also cashed in:  two U.S. psychologists with no experience were paid about $81-million to consult with the CIA on the brutal interrogation [...]

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Stormy Weather Ahead

10 December 2014

    Love Rain Over Me   **Pearl Jam VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     A ferocious storm is forecast to batter California with drenching rain, heavy snow, pounding surf and howling winds until Friday. The National Weather Service said the storm is “expected to be one of the strongest storms in terms of [...]

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Senate Panel Releases Scathing Report on CIA Interrogations

09 December 2014

    Torture Tantamount To CIA’s Operations   –And They Lied To Justify Using It   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Torture, brutality, lying and deceit reigned supreme. The result of a five-year Senate investigation into the CIA’s secret interrogations of terrorism suspects following the 9/11 attacks has revealed a staggering level [...]

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Eaten Alive by a Giant Anaconda

08 December 2014

    Reality TV Stunt Brings Attention and Criticism To the Plight of the Amazon   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     We all have goals. When Paul Rosolie wanted to focus attention on the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, he decided he needed a stunt guaranteed to get people looking.  For the [...]

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The Great Freshwater Sunday Breakfast

06 December 2014

  Sunday Morning, December 7 from 8- 11 am     At the Freshwater Grange   –Still Only $5–     Music and Dutch Lottery, Too!   **VIDEO**     Breakfast… the most important meal of the day. And nothing quite compares like a delicious hot pancake breakfast with your friends and family on a Sunday [...]

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Bodies in the Street

06 December 2014

    Protesting the Nation’s Killings by Cops   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     The fallout is tremendous. For the third night in a row, demonstrators spilled into the streets in cities across the country to protest police officers killing black men. In New York, where a grand jury declined to bring charges [...]

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Americans Should Care About Sierra Pacific’s Fire Case

05 December 2014

    A Prosecutorial Abuse of Justice   **VIDEO**   Sidney Powell Former Federal Prosecutor     Question:  What happens when lawyers uncover what could be explosive evidence of misconduct in a $122 million case by attorneys in the Department of Justice?  Answer:  the Department of Justice tries to have all defense lawyers who have [...]

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