Saturday, March 7, 2020

The Real Video I Meant To Share. Spectacular Views Along The Coast Today!

Sorry for the false first headline. I had to convert the video from i phone video to put it up on blogger. Go figure.
It was a fantastic day all along the north coast. The video is just south of Trinidad California at a popular surfing spot. Below is a link to the YouTube video I had to create. There is also audio.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Greg Palast On Wisconsin And Stealing Of The Vote Through Purge

The link is to an audio file on Sound Cloud

From the studios of KPFA in Berkeley, California, the Election Crimes Bulletin with investigative
journalist Greg Palast and Flashpoints host Dennis Bernstein returns for another election season. In this edition, Palast and Bernstein go to Milwaukee and Wisconsin to report on election fraud. And as DNC chair Tom Perez continues to obstruct the real results from Iowa, we also take a look at the efforts to deprive Bernie Sanders of a win there. But first Palast reveals some YUGE breaking news out of Georgia…

Click here for the link. 

Friday, February 14, 2020

The Oceans Are Dying And It Might Be Too Late To Save Them

I was speaking to a marine biologist last night about the state of the Pacific Ocean and the kelp beds off the California coast. We were the only ones in the restaurant at the time,  so we hit up a conversation freely without concern for any surrounding ears. 

I told her of my love of the outdoors. My trip to The Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness along the US/Canadian boarder, back backing and stuff. After some time I asked her about the kelp beds in the bay that I had paddled in before my accident. They would turn blue green shiny colors like the inside of an abalone shell but they would glisten as they danced in the water in the sunlight. The kelp beds are also the sea's forest and home to lots of fish and other ocean life. I told her I had heard the kelp wasn't doing well and asked if the kelp in Trinidad Bay was still OK?  

She looked down and said it wasn't doing well at all. 

She said she wasn't very optimistic about the future of the oceans or the planet. She told me she felt that if we had acted about 20 years ago with a plan somewhat like the one Bernie Sanders has proposed, we might have had a chance. 

She spoke of doing a dive a few months ago off the Mendocino coast to remove invasive purple sea urchins with a group of other marine biologists, fishermen/women and volunteers.  She told me she cried as she saw abalone and other critters clinging to a rocky mound jetting above a sea of devouring purple urchins. The abalone clinging above with it's tiny tentacles reaching out, starving for food, clinging to the edges of it's ecosystem. 

We continued to talk about the planet, consumption, solar power, electric cars and other positive breakthroughs. I then brought up the fact that younger people are no longer getting married or having kids because they don't believe the world will hospitable to raise a family in anymore. She said she saw the same trend. 

She and thousands of other scientists have spent years in college studying science, the planet and it's oceans. To ignore me in this day of Trump and fake news is understandable, but to ignore people like her, her colleagues, thousands of other scientists and biologists. and what we are seeing around us is to commit suicide as a species. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

A Valentine's Evening of Coastal Country Americana Muaic


Bring your sweetheart, family and friends on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14th from 7:30 – 10:00 pm to the Trinidad Town Hall for “A Valentine’s Evening of Coastal Country Americana Music.”

Enjoy listening or dancing to the “The Tidepool High Divers,” featuring Bryce Kenny, Tim Breed, Tom Marquette and Tonio Skweir, with guest violinist Bill Hunter. 

A Photographic Art Show will exhibit beautiful photography for sale by local artists Cameron Cather, Kenneth Tinkham and David Safier. 

$15 per person or two for $25 in advance or $15 at the door.  Reservations may be made using PayPal or credit card at

Proceeds benefit the Memorial Lighthouse Project, sponsored by the Trinidad Civic Club, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, community service organization.

Please see the attached poster for the event.  For questions, contact Jan West.
Trinidad Civic Club Co-President

Monday, January 20, 2020

Chinook Helicopters Over Elk River

Click Here for a link to short facebook video I shared on KGOE Newstalk's page

Monday, January 6, 2020

Left Waiting: A California Workers Comp Story

As someone going through this maze of insurance forms, long drives and denial of service. I felt a need to share this with others that are facing this in the State of California. You could lose everything while waiting for help. This shouldn't happen to people that get hurt while on the job. I broke my wrist, back and neck at work May 6th 2017. I have had a QME and the insurance company carrier has denied the doctors recommendations. And so I wait, and wait and wait. 

This is from CalMatters 

Injured workers in California often wait months or even years to receive the medical evaluations required to get needed treatment, and in some cases to determine how disabled they are as a result of the injury.

The reason? The state lacks enough physicians signed up with the state’s program to serve as experts.

That’s among the findings of a first-ever state audit of California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation, which noted that the state has not increased the pay schedule for expert doctors, known as Qualified Medical Evaluators, in 13 years.

“It’s affecting real workers, and if something is not being done correctly, they need to fix it,” said Democratic Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio of Baldwin Park. She requested the audit as a member of the Joint Committee on Legislative Audit, which will hold a hearing on the findings Tuesday. “But if it doesn’t get fixed, then we can step in and fix it. The department needs to take it seriously.”

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