Word of advice for the strikers
at Pelican Bay State Prison
Regarding the Pelican Bay State Prison hunger strike, if the prisoners don't like the accommodations, don't come back.
Local anglers see no need for another layer of regulations
Regarding the Tuesday article, "State program could attract more
anglers," to Zack Larson and Roger Bloom and others who feel the need to
pile another layer of government regulations on to fishing on the Smith
River: We, the local anglers, don't need anymore of your interference.
Regarding catch-and-release, there is nothing wrong with catching and
eating a fish. Every time more regulations are put in place, people
like my son Dan are "kicked to the curb" because unforseen consequences
He has special needs and with each new regulation, his ability to be
successful in fishing is diminished. The local anglers' ability to fish
the Smith River will also be diminished as more anglers will require
even more restrictions in order to protect our nature resources.
Grateful to see an increase in drivers stopping for pedestrians
In the past few weeks, I have noticed the marked improvement of
drivers here in Crescent City with respect to the rights of pedestrians.
Many more drivers are stopping and waving this pedestrian across the
street. Thank you, drivers! I really appreciate this courtesy!
A message to the thieves who continue robbing from me
This is a message to the thieves who keep hurting me.
You see, this little nerd is a true nerd. There is a saying that
"Nerds Rule." Well, they do. You can't live with us and you cannot live
That mobile phone you carry? I helped with parts of the network and
technologies that make that little gadget powerful and awesome.
That auction site you sell your stolen goods on? Well, I led 15
programmers on a magical programming session that brought two
internationally known companies together.
That broadband you downloaded all your illegal music on? Well, I
helped lead the crusade many years ago now that got a cable company to
buy into the idea that this is the area to invest in.
That balloon of big names doing cheap Internet to take on the big
dogs? Well, amazingly enough, I'm that guy who helped develop key
components to make this possible.
I work every day. Yet, the other day I had to file for food stamps
because thieves stole my generator yet again. This is the generator that
would enable me to work from home and continue to live cheap so I could
make something of myself. This time they drove a vehicle through my
front gate and drove past my dogs to get it. Thieves will stop at
nothing to get what they want.
I make very little money. In fact, I think I made $216 so far in
July. I work a minimum of 40 hours a week. How can that be? Well, simple
really. The work I do benefits others.
I could go on, but why? Thieves do not care.