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Happy Xmas

  (War is Over)   John Lennon’s VIDEO   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     In the 1960s The Beatles delighted their fan club members by sending them a specially recorded 45rpm single every Christmas filled with comedy, music and festive fun. The following decade the Christmas single as we know it– a one-time seasonally [...]

The Moped Diaries

  Hope, Loss, and New Beginnings   **Award-Winning FILM**   Keith Cartwright A Life of Gratitude.com     Levi is a boy growing up on Collington island off the coast of North Carolina. When a new bridge is built connecting his island to the mainland he has to come to grips with both the change and [...]

Colonizing the Red Planet

    Mars:  The Epic Dream Vs. the Harsh Reality   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s a one-way ticket to Paradise. In 2012, a Dutch nonprofit led by entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp announced plans to send four citizen astronauts to colonize Mars in 2023. The motivation behind the project was later revealed [...]

Adriatic Skate

  Three Friends and The Goodship Galeb   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s good to be young and alive. Heading out to the Adriatic sea and back onto land in some of the oldest cities in the world, skaters Donovan Piscopo, Daryl Angel, and Wieger Van Wageningen explore Croatia via the Goodship [...]

Thank You For Vaping

  The E-Cigarette Debate   New Yorker **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     In 1963, a patent was filed for a “smokeless non-tobacco cigarette,” but the invention never took off. Forty years later, in 2003, Hon Lik, a Chinese pharmacist whose father had died of smoking-induced lung cancer, patented a similar device—this time, [...]

The Story of Place

    The Greater Canyonlands   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   “What is this place worth in oil?  Where do we want to steer our civilization?  What do we want left when we’re done? ~Craig Childs, The Story of Place   Canyonlands National Park, and the lands that border it, are part [...]

Post Apocalypse

08 November 2014

    Greetings from the Last Survivor on Earth   A Sci-Fi Short Film   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     On a post-apocalyptic Earth, Leila is the only human survivor.   Raised by robots after humans abandoned and destroyed the planet with nuclear warfare, Leila cannot forget her parents or her quest to find other [...]

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Way Too Many

08 November 2014

    Recycle Your Electronics the Right Way: Here’s How   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Agbogbloshie, Ghana, is the location of one of the worst E-waste dumpsites in the world. An electronic recycling company named Gizmogul has built their business model centered on recycling these E-wastes responsibly and easily. Gizmogul was started [...]

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Midterm Elections 2014: A Very Brief Autopsy

07 November 2014

    Democrat Death by Lethargy and Malaise   **VIDEO**   Dr. Joseph A. Palermo Huffington Post   With the dust still settling around the 2014 midterms and much bloviating commentary inundating us as every pundit in the land interprets the meaning of the elections, we might step back for a moment and analyze some [...]

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A Town Called Trona

07 November 2014

    Life in the Desert Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Trona, California is known by few. Those who have ventured to its hot and barren landscape arrive with the feeling that they’ve left the Earth for some sort of hell-like desert planet on the far side of a distant galaxy, [...]

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Fracking Banned in Mendocino County

06 November 2014

    Voters Deliver Historic Mandate– ‘Changing the Law by Challenging the Law’   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   The little Mendo-mouse roared, poking Big Oil in the eye on Tuesday. Mendocino County voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot initiative banning fracking in the county, joining San Benito County in saying no to the [...]

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Make Stuff

05 November 2014

  Mac Premo’s Reflections in a Carved Nutshell   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Mac Premo, b. 1973. American artist and stuffmaker.  Graduate of Rhode Island School of Design ’95. Exhibited art in NYC, LA, Miami, DC and Belfast, Northern Ireland.  His fine art, sculpture, and collage is represented by Pavel Zoubok [...]

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Share No More

05 November 2014

  90-Year-Old Florida Man Faces Jail for Feeding the Homeless   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Fort Lauderdale, Fla., recently joined more than 30 cities that have restricted or are taking steps to restrict sharing food with the homeless.  But one Good Samaritan, Arnold Abbott, says he plans to keep breaking the law [...]

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Enough Already. Vote No New Taxes.

04 November 2014

    Humboldt Taxpayers League Speaks Out     Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   The Humboldt County Taxpayers League (HTL) Board of Directors issues the following position statement in regard to the many tax proposals and School Bond measures facing the voters of Humboldt County on the November 4, 2014 ballot:   “Taxation in California, [...]

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Hobbit Humans

03 November 2014

    The Mysterious Race of Little People A New Species of Human Evolution   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     The tiny skeleton found buried in a cave on Indonesia’s Flores island is a unique and ancient species of man, researchers insist. In October 2004, excavation of fragmentary skeletal remains from the island of Flores [...]

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The Road to Wolfeboro

02 November 2014

  A Photographer’s Maturing Journey   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.  It requires the ability of judgment and the severe discipline of hard work, with the tempering heat of experience and maturity. From the bustling concrete jungle of New York, photographer Brian Gaberman found authenticity and [...]

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Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be… Militants

01 November 2014

    Poster Kid Jihadists   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Samra Kesinovic, 17, and her friend Sabina Selimovic, 15, left the Austrian capital Vienna in April this year, leaving a note for their parents explaining that they had gone to fight in Syria, a decision believed to be influenced by their [...]

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The Incredible Amazing Flying Car

31 October 2014

  It’s Here.  It’s Real.  And It’s Spectacular.   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Up, up and away. Meet the AeroMobil 3.0, a car and plane hybrid that its inventors say will revolutionize the transportation industry. The flying car weighs just 880 pounds and has a flying range of 435 miles– making [...]

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Pour Some Sugar On Me

30 October 2014

    HBO’s John Oliver   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Tomorrow, America’s children will collectively binge on the sugary sweetness of Halloween candy. John Oliver used his platform on Last Week Tonight to marvel at our country’s sugar consumption and the politics behind it. Sugar.  It’s in everything.  Is it good for [...]

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Solving the Mystery of Amelia Earhart

30 October 2014

  Metal Fragment of Amelia’s Plane Found   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     What happened to Amelia is an unsolved mystery that has captivated the world’s attention after she disappeared 77 years ago. A fragment of Amelia Earhart’s lost aircraft has been identified to a high degree of certainty for the first time [...]

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The Value of Work

29 October 2014

  The Minimum Wage Debate   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Why is the minimum wage important? In 2013, Seattle became ground zero for the heated national debate about increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour. Director Steve James’ The Value of Work gives a fair voice to supporters and the opponents, [...]

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Cyber-Sync

28 October 2014

  SYNC:  A Science Fiction Film   **Award-Winning Short VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     The devil is in the details.  Or the courier. Known for his high-concept Sci-Fi thrillers, director Hasraf Dulull (known as HaZ) returns with his most ambitious short film pre-project to date, and released today: Sync. Synch is set in the [...]

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Monopolizing Beer

28 October 2014

    Big Box Beer Dresses Up in Crafty Clothing   ** Local Brew VIDEOS**   Jim Hightower Jim Hightower.com     It’s bad enough that the goliaths of Big Beer are consuming each other in a new round of mega-mergers, meaning fewer choices and higher prices for consumers. But the really bad news is that [...]

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The Ingenuous Choice

27 October 2014

  Mountain Running and Anton Krupicka   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s what you learn after you know that counts. Why do we decide to explore mountains, trails and the wilderness? Perhaps, as Thoreau once said, “because we can never have enough of nature.” A short film directed by Maxime [...]

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Jordanne

27 October 2014

  “Just Be the Person You Were Born to Be …And Live On”   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Meet Jordanne Whiley.  She’s the 22-year-old Grand Slam tennis champion of Britain.  Four times.  And she’s broken her legs 26 times. She is Britain’s youngest ever National women’s singles champion in wheelchair [...]

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Today’s Chuckle: Just Another Day at the Courthouse

26 October 2014

  Practicing Law and Common Sense   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Never underestimate someone paid $350 per hour.  One can pass the bar and practice law, but it doesn’t always buy common sense. A recent court transcript brought us today’s chuckle that we just had to share with you.                   [...]

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Sexting and Kids

24 October 2014

  Why Do Kids Sext?   **VIDEO**   An Excerpt from Hanna Rosin For The Atlantic Monthly     The following excerpt by Hanna Rosin for the The Atlantic Monthly looks into one recent scandal and reveals how kids think about sexting– and what parents and police should do about it.   It was late [...]

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The Gilded Age

23 October 2014

  And the Gilded Cage: Americans Poorer Today than Past 27 Years   **ZZ Top & Jeff Beck VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     What do you get?  Another day older and deeper in debt. Once upon a time, the American economy worked for everybody, and even the middle class got richer. But [...]

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The Love of Chaos and Danger

22 October 2014

  The Life and Death of Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger   **A Very Campy Film**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     We were had just at the title. Director-Producer Michael Litwak’s The Life and Death of Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger tells the tale– or fairy tale–  of a very, very strange romantic [...]

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A Tale of Inertia and Momentum

21 October 2014

  It’s Funny as Long as it Happens to Somebody Else   **A Quick Animated Humor Flick**     Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Life has its dark and humorous moments at times. Remember, everyone you meet is fighing their own uphill battle that you don’t know about.  So just be kind.**   **Plato said that.  2,400 years ago. [...]

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Turning Public Education Into Private Profit

21 October 2014

  One Businessman is Cashing In   **Viral VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     This post first appeared at ProPublica and versions of this story were co-published with Bill Moyers, The Daily Beast, the Raleigh News & Observer, and a host of others. …The epic rap battle between Sir Issac Newton vs. Bill Nye [...]

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To Dam or Not to Dam?

20 October 2014

  Californians to Vote on Water  and North Coast Relics   **VIDEO**   Will Parrish Anderson Valley Advertiser     In roughly three weeks, the relatively slim percentage of Californians who vote in the Nov. 2014 election will decide on a politically contentious $7.5 billion state general obligation bond, Proposition 1, entitled “The State Water Bond.” A [...]

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Passing Time

19 October 2014

  It Changes with Age   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     We thought we’d bring you a pleasant little diversion and video this fine Sunday. It was only 40 seconds into the short film Snooze Time, yet this marvelous piece smartly captured our attention. With words like this, how can one [...]

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Watch Comet ‘Siding Spring’ Bolt Towards Mars– Now

19 October 2014

  Seeing a Once-in a-Million Year Opportunity   **VIDEO**   Live Online Video Links Below   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s here.  At 11:15 am on the West Coast.   Mountain-sized comet Siding Spring has spent its entire life in the outer reaches of our solar system, but today, Sunday Oct. 19, it will [...]

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Fighting Ebola, Street by Street

18 October 2014

  Shortage of Ambulances and Help  for Liberia’s Ebola Victims   New York Times **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Ambulance work in Liberia is a busy and lonely business. Racing along cracked and bumpy roads here, Gordon Kamara shouted into his cellphone over the shrieking sirens of his ambulance.  The phone had been [...]

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Because ‘I Got High’

18 October 2014

  Driving a Stoned Sofa   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Afroman’s old novelty song has taken on a whole new toke. The simple little tune once sluggishly lamented the lethargy and uselessness of weed consumption.  But it’s been given a rework to promote the legalization of marijuana.  Now, I Got [...]

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Humboldt’s Bad Cinema Weekend

17 October 2014

  The Eureka Theater This Friday and Saturday Night   Doors Open at 6:30 pm Movies at 7   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   It looks like rain in Humboldt. Have some fun indoors tonight.  Grab a bite to eat and head on over to see the newly-restored gem of a 1939 Streamline Modern theater:  The [...]

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Glow in the Dark Skiing

17 October 2014

  Let There Be Light   Award-Winning **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Show us your silver lining– and make it glow. Shot on location at the Golden Alpine Holidays Sentry Lodge, Alyeska Resort, and the Alaskan Wilderness, Afterglow is a short and surreal night ski film. There’s illuminated deep powder, massive pillows, [...]

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My Life As A Carny

16 October 2014

  The Corn Dog Summer on the Road   **VIDEO**   Harry Payne Humboldt Sentinel     It was one big juggling act. We were coming off our first winter out West.  My buddy Brad finally made it back from Bend a couple weeks later and was seeking gainful employment, too. Mom and Dad ran into [...]

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Major Breakthrough Announced in Nuclear Fusion

15 October 2014

  Back to the Nuclear Future: One Mighty (and small) Reactor in the Mix   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     They’re restarting the Atomic Age with a big bang. The largest military contractor in the United States is developing a nuclear fusion reactor that is small enough to fit on the back [...]

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87 Bounces

15 October 2014

  –Thru 24 Hollywood Movies in 3 Minutes   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Small problems are like dominoes.  One tips into the other, setting off a snowballing chain reaction of Rube Goldberg proportions.  On days like this, it would have been better just to stay in bed and let the chips [...]

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Inside the Carnivore Mind

14 October 2014

  Hunting, Passion, and Reason   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     You can turn your back on a person, but never turn your back on a drug, especially when its waving a razor sharp hunting knife in your eye.    ~Hunter S. Thompson   Hunting is the only thing that makes [...]

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Texas Nurse with Protective Gear Gets Ebola

13 October 2014

  First Person to Contract Deadly Disease Within US   **VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humbodt Sentinel     The government is telling the nation’s hospitals to ‘‘think Ebola’’ after a Texas nurse became the first person to contract Ebola within the United States yesterday. “Stopping Ebola is hard.  Every hospital must know how to diagnose [...]

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Flipping the Teeterboard Fantastic

13 October 2014

  Landing the Balance   **VIRAL VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     It’s like life.  It’s all about the balance and landing on your feet. Teeter totters and trampolines are probably something you haven’t played on since you were a kid. But what if you combined the two into one?  Let’s introduce you [...]

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Life Springs Eternal

12 October 2014

  Fortress:  A Dystopian Sci-Fi Short   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” ~Albert Einstein   Plato once said, “Only the dead have seen the end of war.” This [...]

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Design, Junk, and Another Man’s Treasure

12 October 2014

  The World of Aaron Draplin   **Award-Winning VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     He loves design.  He loves hoarding.  And he loves his mom. He’s Aaron Draplin. “Hustlin” by Jared Eberhardt follows the renowned graphic designer who, among other things, sees things others don’t in everyday objects. Some may call him obsessive.  [...]

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The Making of Malala

11 October 2014

  2014 Nobel Peace Prize Winner   **Award-Winning NYT VIDEO**   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel   Her courage and life inspires and captivates us all. This is the story of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, told by The New York Times’ senior video journalist Adam B. Ellick, who made the above documentary about her in 2009 [...]

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The Government War on the Garden of Eden

10 October 2014

    An Eco-Community Under Assault   **VIDEO** by We Are Change   Skippy Massey Humboldt Sentinel     Paradise Lost. Dedicated to living sustainably by raising fresh food, utilizing earthen materials for building projects, and facilitating “a human’s highest potential,” the Garden of Eden is an alternative community– providing food, shelter and sustainability education [...]

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