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Jim Caldwell December 19, 2013 at 11:21 pm
The $6 fee is BS, I left WFB and B of A over similar usury policies. I now bank with a smallerRead More regional bank. That being said, why not cash the check at your bank, or deposit it? Or convince your sister to pay cash. Guess being caught short and having Chase rip you off got to you. I understand that. The entire banking and financial system is designed to punish.
Paul March 21, 2014 at 09:59 am
Here's an idea: Why not just... not do business with them. There is no law that requiring banks toRead More give you a receipt for their fees. By all means, complain about regulatory corruption and too-big-banks. But this is worse than silly - your stunt cost Marin County an order of magnitude more than $6.00. Don't waste your money but by all means waste ours (and add even more CO2 to the atmosphere etc.). Just because you don't pay taxes or carry your share, doesn't mean no one else does either.
Sierra Salin March 23, 2014 at 05:40 pm
Gee Paul, you sure are making a lot of assumptions. Looked in the mirror lately? I not only don't doRead More business with the likes of them, I take every opportunity I get to suggest that others consider the issues and the effects, and that they do the same. Chase is also one of the biggest investors/pushers of the fossil fuel industry. Some of us DO care about persnickity lil things and details, as well as honor, honesty, or leaving a planet worth living on for anythings future, and not just for or about our own personal portfolio's, empires, etc? Carry my share of what Paul? Endless wars, destruction of the commons of Nature, Nukes/Fukushimas (which ARE still spewing baba) and a system of corrupt policy and governance, which is rapidly destroying the ability of Natural systems to sustain much? What are you doing for anybody or anything, my friend? Waste your money? We ARE wasting everything's futures and life, and money IS a poor excuse for most anything worthwhile. I refuse to "do" business with Chase, etc, and will continue to do so until such day as "they" behave and act in ways which are survivable. I would suggest you bother to look into the real issues behind any of it, and no, it is not about a $6 fee to cash their own check, which IS extortion, but is is certainly part of it.
should we fill every inch of Nature with WiFi, or should we be cautious?
John William Wright May 23, 2013 at 10:48 am
Excellent and long over due questions. The human brain and nervous system are electrical systems,Read More so it is logical to assume that all the EMF fields we humans create are impacting us. I did computer networking for years and we had a client in Sleepy Hollow who could literally feel WiFi in his head, like a drilling sensation, as well as cell phone and cordless phone signals. His wife did not believe him, so she had him go to a neurologist who did blind tests and was able to identify when and what kind of devices were being used in an adjacent room. He hired us to hardwire his neighbors networks so he would not feel them. He also wears protective shielding when he goes out in public. Canary in the digital coal mine, perhaps? The rush for technological solutions to everything rarely considers their impact, thus creating more problems which require further technological solutions. When you take the wrong fork in a road and know you're lost, do you keep going or do you turn around? The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward. John W. Wright San Anselmo, CA
Sierra Salin May 15, 2013 at 12:32 pm
I do not "hate" California, nor America, and in fact I greatly LOVE and respect ALL ofRead More Nature. I do detest however, our insane hubristic systems, rules and laws, which are quickly destroing this finite planet's ability to support diverse and healthy life. Perhaps it is the rage underneath it all, as we try to be nicey nice, which has little place for expression or resolution, as we do our best to live and stay sane, in a totally insane system. Perhaps it brings up the feelings of discomfort about the state of Nature, and our political system, we all have underneath, which we try to minimize and not feel, because it is so big, and uncomfortable, and minimized/dismissed, by the spin doctors, lemmings and ostrich's, so we can just get through any day? Where is the place for us to vent our rage at the destruction and inequities in this whirled, which seem so engrained? We need to feel it, and express it, and be heard, in a safe and nonviolent way, without unleashing destruction, AND the destruction is rapidly approaching via the collapse of Nature all around us, regardless, in spite of, and as a result of our rules, laws, and systems which have so little to do with the diverse healthy workings of Nature, and everything to do with individual empire and profit. How DO we fix and change this whirled? Guns, violence and fear ain't gonna leave anything but flames and ruins. It is time for Tikkunamaste, and LOVE..... Love HEALS ALL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRhq-yO1KN8
harry finster May 15, 2013 at 12:36 pm
I don't like you too much either Seirra
John William Wright May 23, 2013 at 11:11 am
Well, I love Sierra as well as everyone and everything, which means I want the best for everyone andRead More everything, and this means not destroying the planet which sustains all life. I do, however, detest the corrupt US federal government and have refused to fund its psychopathic madness for the last ten years. Refuse to fund a government that does not represent you, brothers and sisters. Begin building local sustainable systems that do respect the natural (REAL) world, cherish all life and respect the individuality of all people. Time to wake up and get busy, brothers and sisters. The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.
Steven Norwin April 4, 2013 at 09:27 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. is turning over in his grave. He was for equality, He was a Republican and aRead More devout Christian who believed in the American dream. He did not believe in Agenda 21...He believed in Freedom!
John William Wright May 23, 2013 at 10:58 am
MLK Jr. was assassinated by the government. A 1999 civil trial in Memphis with 70 witnessesRead More conclusively proved that the local, state and federal government conspired with some private individuals to kill King. Read " An Act Of State" by William F. Pepper for the full story. One rather huge question is why are kids still taught in school that James Earl Ray was a "lone assassin" and why does the media continue to perpetuate this falsehood?
Vicki March 29, 2013 at 01:59 am
Applause for Sierra's comments, and for his posting of the important AAEM letter to the Los AngelesRead More Unified School District Board re that district's irresponsible WiFi program.
John William Wright May 23, 2013 at 11:30 am
Excellent and long over due questions. The human brain and nervous system are electrical systems, soRead More it is logical to assume that all the EMF fields we humans create are impacting us. I did computer networking for years and we had a client in Sleepy Hollow who could literally feel WiFi in his head, like a drilling sensation, as well as cell phone and cordless phone signals. His wife did not believe him, so she had him go to a neurologist who did blind tests and was able to identify when and what kind of devices were being used in an adjacent room. He hired us to hardwire his neighbors networks so he would not feel them. He also wears protective shielding when he goes out in public. Canary in the digital coal mine, perhaps? The rush for technological solutions to everything rarely considers their impact, thus creating more problems which require further technological solutions. When you take the wrong fork in a road and know you're lost, do you keep going or do you turn around? The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.
John William Wright May 23, 2013 at 11:26 am
I once got into a very heated debate with friend's father on this topic. His attitude boiled downRead More to " Since we're all on the Titanic, why not go first class?" Seems a lot of folks have this attitude, consciously or not. We collectively co-created this mess, brothers and sisters, why not co-create the world we actually want to live it? It's actually far easier than you think once you start.....The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.
Life in the Bubble April 3, 2013 at 12:51 pm
Is the Sprint store going to be next to the new Starbucks and Baja Fresh?
Sean Schertell April 3, 2013 at 07:11 pm
Wait -- is this real or not? I thought chain stores were banned by city ordinance, no?
John William Wright May 23, 2013 at 11:16 am
Nice one, Sierra...LOL. There is not enough market in Fairfax to support a Sprint Store....
Life in the Bubble December 21, 2012 at 02:47 pm
Yep, there's been a kid wearing a Gilly suit around town. Seen him too. Must just be very excitedRead More about Halloween already. Or watching too many sniper movies. Or just a dude with a sense of humor.
E. Bond Francisco December 21, 2012 at 03:48 pm
I think a legend is born - the "Fairfax Bush Hippie"!
William Bertram December 22, 2012 at 07:30 am
On a side note, I and several friends repeatedly encountered some HUGE Spirit following us at timesRead More between Woodacre and Carson Falls on hikes many years ago. You couldn't see it with the naked eye, but sure as hell made the bushes move in a big way. You could certainly hear it too. When we would get to the old hunters camp below Carson falls and very near Kent Lake, you could see a definite tearing of the bark on many of the redwood trees about 8-9 feet above the ground and about 20 inches apart. No joke by any means. After about 6 trips I stopped going there in 1989. Just a little too intense energy-wise. This phenomenon is much more experienced in areas of far northern California and Native Americans more often avoid even pristine areas where those (Sasquatch) Spirits are known to inhabit.
tony masi October 28, 2012 at 05:11 pm
Hi Sierra! I'll be voting yes on 37 as well. Also, here's a link for people who are curious aboutRead More the incestuous relationship between our government and corporate-behemoth Monsanto. Romney's history with Monsanto was previously unknown to me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbhtUhebzic
Sierra Salin September 17, 2012 at 03:07 pm
The best motivation is education. If folks ponder the Oakland hills fire, etc, and KNOW that it is aRead More matter of when and not if for it to happen here, they would be seriously motivated to make sure that the when is not in our time.
John Reed September 17, 2012 at 08:12 pm
Fairfax residents should also be aware of two upcoming "Chipper Days at the Pavilion Lot",Read More on Sunday October 7th, and 14th, dropoff from noon - 6pm. This is an opportunity to deal with some of the bigger fire hazards in your neighborhood. People can leave tree branches up to 4" in diameter, brush, broom, etc at the Pavilion parking lot (at Bank and Elsie), between noon and 6 on those days, and it will be chipped and hauled by a local contractor. Please don't leave lumber, metal, rocks, or roots with soil on them (hard on the chipper). This is funded by our new garbage contract with Marin Sanitary, and is for Fairfax residents (please no commercial use). Think about defensible space around buildings, and under decks. Fire likes to race up gullies, too. Cut lower branches of trees (to 10 feet from the ground), grasses, and brush. Bay, Acacia, and Eucalyptus are especially flammable, even when green. Broom is especially bad, and we all know it grows back every year. If you are working on a slope, it is often a good idea to cut things back to the ground, and leave the roots in place. You don't want to contribute to a slide in the rainy season! (more on the next post)
John Reed September 17, 2012 at 08:16 pm
Chipper Days at the Pavilion Lot are coming! (continued) If you have neighbors in need, this is theRead More perfect opportunity: build community by talking about fire danger, and helping them out. Especially if you have a truck, moving debris down to the pavilion lot will help every one become safer. Keep in mind also: you can put out 5 cans of green waste every week for curbside pickup, all year long. This is a great way to keep on top of the smaller stuff, especially earlier in the season. Our chipper days are often scheduled in October, so as not to disturb nesting animals, so when you are clearing earlier in the season, try to be conscious of that, too. So mark your calendars: Chipper Days at the Pavilion Lot (Bank st and Elsie) Drop off 12-6, Sunday October 7th and October 14th!
Jes Richardson September 16, 2012 at 09:17 am
It is a sorry state of affairs we've found ourselves in, but it's also important to acknowledge howRead More we're standing on the brink of enormous opportunities and breakthroughs. View it this way and it's more likely to happen. Peace & Love, Jes http://bridgeofhearts.com/
Sierra Salin April 29, 2012 at 08:51 pm
I am not fighting with the system, I am challenging it, and dealing with it on my own temrs, andRead More bringing some light(ness) to a rather humorless and stiff form.
Arvid P. Sloan April 29, 2012 at 09:12 pm
I dont see any lightness, I see boring and cliche.
Sierra Salin April 29, 2012 at 11:04 pm
Well help yourself baba. Roll over and jump as whoever wishes. Me I just go along with the herd, andRead More do what I'm told. Sorry to rattle your sensibilities, and thank you so much for the creative constructive positiveness. I see that you are a master yourself.
valeri hood March 13, 2012 at 01:35 pm
FUKUSHIMA UNCENSORED --Nothing debunks the fantasy of a nuclear-powered future like the ongoingRead More global disaster still radiating from Fukushima. It took 18 days for the fallout to circle the globe, create hotspots in North America and Europe and reach the southern hemisphere. Within ten weeks, infant deaths spiked 35% in San Francisco and Seattle, 48% in Philadelphia, according to CDC statistics. West Coast soil, milk and produce are still showing contaminated readings according to the UC Berkeley Nuclear Lab. Still, the Obama Administration and its nuclear industry backers continue to push for a so-called 'nuclear renaissance' paid for by tax-dollar loan guarantees and rate-payer surcharges. In effect, a nuclear bailout that socializes the costs and privatizes the profits. That's because nuclear energy cannot survive in a 'free market environment.' Wall Street won't invest. Insurers will not insure. Democratic choice will not choose it. Do Americans really want nuclear socialism? The Fukushima Facts give the lie to the nuclear rebirth agenda. Visiting Prof. Akira Murakami from Akita University brings the real story behind official denials and cover-ups. Tuesday, March 13 (tonight!!) - 7pm to 9pm - in Bolinas –email for location – marybeth@eon3.net
Jenny Appleton March 14, 2012 at 01:18 am
Some seriously good thoughts here, thanks Sierra! I know I COULD take some steps to follow Gandi'sRead More words and 'be the difference you want to see'. A few things I could do more: Attend town council meetings! Join Sustainable Fairfax. Meet the Volunteers.
Sierra Salin January 6, 2012 at 06:01 pm
A vote for Sierra would be much less loony than for most policy we will get from the nutjobsRead More currently running or in office. we need change folks. Real change. ARE we REALLY fine with schools begging, while our $ and the blood of our children goes into blowing folks up around the world? Lets fix it really. Remember the Declaration Of Independence? That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.
Elizabeth Ryde January 7, 2012 at 03:23 pm
Yes, agreed, "let's fix it" mindful that there are two absolute prerequisites for makingRead More it work: and here I will shout: serious draconian LOBBY REFORM and CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM. Very difficult I should think... but we have to start somewhere. Elizabeth Ryde
John Ferguson January 7, 2012 at 06:10 pm
Real change would be to abolish the U.S. federal government entirely. Keep it local - I'd imagineRead More California would run just fine as it's own country. It's bigger and wealthier than most countries in existence now. What are we waiting for? USA no more..
Sierra Salin January 3, 2012 at 06:00 pm
What, not even one comment? No debate? pro, or con? Join me in being a NOOP. Not On Our Planet, noRead More more Wars, Fracking, inept governance, or acting as if the earth is an infinite resource. The time is now, as it always is.
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