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Now, five months later, word is the committee is presenting a document for review and discussion at the August 1st HRC meeting. Made available through a Public Records Act request, a July 9 draft is available at https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-uTx6HuabZ7VWFhbDFhcVBudWs/edit?usp=sharing.
or posted with the committee’s July 9 draft at
I have no idea whether there are still tickets available, but here’s the info:
Get your 29th Annual Reggae On The River™ 2013 tickets now…. Online and Local Outlet Tickets are NOW ON SALE For Highly Anticipated French’s Camp Homecoming! Online sales will close at 8am on Wednesday July 31. Tickets (if still available) will be henceforth available at the gate only.
Don’t delay in planning your pilgrimage to the 29th annual Reggae On The River™ on August 1-4, 2013. Making a highly anticipated return to the festival’s original French’s Camp venue, located approximately 10 miles south of Garberville in Humboldt County, CA, reggae fans worldwide are overjoyed at the news of the festival’s homecoming and tickets are flying out the door!
The main 3-day festival will take place Friday through Sunday, August 2-4, and a limited number of early arrival tickets will allow access to the grounds and an extra evening of DJs and special guests on Thursday, August 1. A total of 6000 tickets will be made available to the public for the 2013 event, and only 2500 of these will be early arrival tickets, which are expected to sell out first…
Tickets include the option of camping on site and are priced at:
~ $250 – 4-day early arrival ticket. Allows access to festival grounds at 8am on Thursday, August 1, plus an extra evening of DJs and special guests.
~ $190 – 3-day main event ticket. Allows access to the festival grounds at 8am on Friday, August 2.
~ $250 – RV parking. A limited number of additional RV spaces have recently been allotted. These were recently sold out, so get yours now!
Single Day Tickets will also be available for the following prices:
~ Friday – $75
~ Saturday – $75
~ Sunday – $55
Please Note: Single Day tickets will not be available in advance and will only be available to walk ups on the days of the event at Guest & Media Check In (not Will Call). Single day ticket holders are not permitted to park or camp on site and must either park in one of the offsite lots or ride the shuttle to the event.
~ In the interest of safety, we encourage our patrons to arrive before dark if at all possible. ~
Don’t miss this historic homecoming celebration! Stay tuned to this website or www.reggaeontheriver.com for all the details and be sure to join the ROTR newsletter where we’ve been offering a weekly sneak peek into all the epic talent in store for this very special Reggae On The River™ homecoming celebration. For more information call the Mateel office at (707) 923-3368 or send an email to email@example.com.
I just really don’t know what to say, except that politics in this county are really just getting to be ….. pathetic.
Addendum: Ryan’s NCJ coverage of the same meeting.
Second addendum: Ryan will be on my show tonight to discuss the matter. 15 minutes away. KMUD of course.
Angel and Spike could easily be anonymous posters on this blog.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,”
That’s what we’re supposed to be celebrating today. A lot of people will get drunk. Lots of kids will enjoy fireworks. Some of us will sit back and judge the country harshly, looking down on the celebration of an event that broke us free from colonialism but was the harbinger of genocide and the birth of the nation which would be the last of the western world to abandon slavery as a legal institution.
Jefferson, the author, owned slaves – we all know that. It’s not mitigation that he wanted to ban slavery in the very document that we’re celebrating (but John Adams and others talked him out of it in order to maintain unity between the colonies). It’s not mitigation that he treated his slaves well relatively speaking, and even loved them (literally). In fact, that all makes it worse because he knew it was evil. And in fact, some historians challenge the contention that he was latently abolitionist – apparently there were some early writings linking intelligence to skull shapes and such – remembering from bad memory of my college readings of Stephen Jay Gould’s Mismeasure of Man.
Well, actually it is, but that’s completely beside the point anyway. The question is about where you believe rights originate, and whether you believe that human government has the right to abridge these rights.
And what they won’t admit is that they are more likely to forgo an individuals rights when there is more melanin in the subject’s skin than their own.
But the words above, they can’t be allowed to just recite them like some religious text and not deal with what they really mean. Even if Jefferson set a bad example, these words should haunt anyone supporting Gitmo, “enhanced interrogation,” and all the doctrines of convenience. And this holiday should haunt them. Until they’re too drunk to think about it anyway.