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Dammit, now the Joneses have a blog!
The newcomer Humboldt Hillbilly has opened up doors. There’s some beautiful photography on a Ranch in Salmon Creek. There’s commentary on pretty much everything at As it Stands. There’s the Tree Sit Blog, which I think maybe I’ve seen and just forgot to put into my list. Polly at the Ultraviolet Garden warns that her blog may not be for everybody. We have a topical blog focused on development in Cutten, hence the title based on the organization Humboldt-Cutten Citizens for Responsible Development. Plenty of Humboldt County lore is being posted at In Retaliation. And Humboldt Grow covers, well, three guesses (was Joe Hill really a resident of Mendocino?).
I’m wondering if Humboldt is in the contention for most blogs per capita. I’m told that I have at most a quarter of the active blogs on my list.
A few of these blogs I suspect may be Sohum, but until I know for certain I’ll just put them in the north coast list.
I heard about it on Dennis’ radio show yesterday morning. I’m told it was an insert in all the papers last week, which means I probably tossed it thinking it was advertising. I already dumped my recycling, so if anybody has a copy I’d like to take a look at it.
Addendum: Thanks to an email from Redwood Progressive bringing my attention to this My Word piece in the Times Standard in response to the newsletter, which I hope to read later and post my own thoughts thereon. In the strict legal sense, David Narum is right. We actually don’t own our property at common law. It belongs to the sovereign. What we own are tenancies and by virtue of the 5th Amendment, the monetary value of the tenancy. On the other hand, the exercise of the sovereign ownerhip is a matter of policy, which is and should be subject to the processes of democracy.
At Roman law, the individual actually owns the property against the rights of the state, at least in theory. It is ironic that the Anglo-Saxon traditions are more socialistic than the Romantic tradictions given that the former purports to be the tradition of rugged individualistic values and rights.
Oh, and check out the comments already attached to the TS piece.
Second addendum: The newsletter is getting some attention on a couple of other blogs including one I just learned about called “Humboldt Hillbilly.” I got that link, and some thoughts on the newsletter, from Heraldo.
Third addendum: Okay, duh. Thanks to the suggestion of an anoymous emailer using his/her brain, I found the pdf of the newsletter at the CPR site. Aesthetically very impressive. I’ll sit down and give it a read tonight.
I’m thinking maybe it’s a good time for a panel discussion at the Mateel, with representatives from HumCPR, the Humboldt Watershed Council, and other groups perhaps inviting someone from the Planning Department.