From Tsunami to Flooding


Most residents know the facts, but for those whose families were not in Del Norte County in the early morning hours of that Good Friday: The quake that shook Prince William Sound, Alaska and generated the tsunami registered 8.5 on the Pasadena scale. At the time, it was the most severe quake recorded in North … Continue reading From Tsunami to Flooding

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The Raid that Never Happened


It's very difficult to believe anything the Obama administration says after the many times it has lied to the American people. The latest involves the death of U.S. journalist James Foley. The day the world learned that ISIS/ISIL had beheaded Foley, Obama trotted out before the camera's to speak half-heartedly about what a dastardly thing … Continue reading The Raid that Never Happened

Life Without Parole for Keon Park


“A 22-year-old man on Friday was sentenced to life without parole for killing his brothel boss in December 2010,” reads the lead sentence of the story from the Las Vegas Review-Journal. They are writing about my friend Keon Park who pleaded guilty in May to first-degree murder, kidnapping, robbery and other charges for killing Young … Continue reading Life Without Parole for Keon Park

Being in Congress is Good Business for Nancy Pelosi


California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi directed more than a billion dollars in subsidies to a light rail project that benefitted a company her husband is a major investor in. 'Salesforce' paid $278 million for 14 acres in Mission Bay in 2010, from Alexandria Real Estate Equities. Pelosi’s husband Paul’s holdings in 'Salesforce' amount to between $500,000 … Continue reading Being in Congress is Good Business for Nancy Pelosi

What Soloman Said


It's the beginning of the Old Testament Book of Ecclesiastes where King Solomon notes: "Everything is meaningless." This is not a happy statement.First off, 'Ecclesiastes,' roughly translates as 'teacher.' And 'meaningless,' is more or less translated as 'completely temporary.'The Book of Ecclesiastes suggests that human wisdom has its limits. The King goes even further to list … Continue reading What Soloman Said

Fugitive Diplomat May be in Nevada or California


A U.S. State Department diplomat suspected of killing his wife, mother and three sons in 1976 is now on the FBI's list of "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives,” bringing new attention to the case. William Bradford "Brad" Bishop Jr., is accused of beating his family to death in their home in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, and then … Continue reading Fugitive Diplomat May be in Nevada or California

The Klamath River’s Connection to the Cable Car


Born in London, March 16th 1836, Andrew Hallidie was a pioneer of cable railway transportation.  On January 28th, 1852, he and his father left Liverpool for America on the steamship ‘Pacific’ arriving in New York on February 12th, after a fifteen day crossing. Following a 16-day stopover, the pair departed on the ‘Brother Jonathan.’ Thirteen … Continue reading The Klamath River’s Connection to the Cable Car

Hurricanes, Cyclones, and Typhoons


With Hawai'i set to be battered by two storms, there seems to be some confusion over the different types of storms that affect our earth. So what are the islands going to be hit with? From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s webpage: "Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are all the same weather phenomenon; we just … Continue reading Hurricanes, Cyclones, and Typhoons

The Chief of Staff of U. S. Army Europe isn’t a U.S. Citizen


He isn’t sworn to uphold the U.S. Constitution like those he’ll command -- so how can this be? A German Army officer who recently served with NATO forces in Afghanistan is assuming duties as the chief of staff of U. S. Army Europe, the first time a non-American officer has held that position. Brig. Gen. … Continue reading The Chief of Staff of U. S. Army Europe isn’t a U.S. Citizen

One Book, Four Films and a Redwood Treasure


The novel, ‘The Valley of the Giants’ was written by Peter B. Kyne and originally appeared in Red Book during August 1918.  It has since been made into a movie four different times. The stories hero Bill Cardigan is a lifetime resident of California's Tall Timber country. When evil land-grabber Howard Fallon arrives with a … Continue reading One Book, Four Films and a Redwood Treasure

What’s Fair is Fair…Right?


Politicians want teachers to get paid according to their effectiveness as evaluated by students test scores. But I think those same politicians should also be paid according to their effectiveness. In fact, they ought to be evaluated on their ability to produce an environment ripe for job creation and economic growth.