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Re: “City Emails: Many Dublin Residents Think Undocumented Immigrants Are 'Felons' Who Will Turn Their Town Into a 'Cesspool'

If Dublin doesn't want 'em, fine! Let the other cities get the benefit of working, taxpaying residents.

Posted by Ron Gilbert on 04/11/2017 at 7:14 PM

Re: “Berkeley Farmers Market Canceled Due To Safety Fears Over Pro-Trump, Alt-Right Rally

@ Mark- "Atheist ramblings?" Thanks for making it clear that Trump supporters are just as big a bunch of right wing religious zealots as any Taliban outfit. In fact, your philosophies seem to line up perfectly (anti-GLBT, anti-women, authoritarian, militaristic, pro-religious laws & schools.) Lucky you wear different styles of clothes (sometimes) or we could not tell you authoritarian nuts apart.
Antifa violence? A bit of pushing and shoving? A few punches? Worse stuff happens in the parking lot after the average sporting event. What a bunch of cowards & weenies you are! Real free speech people got the absolute crap beaten out of them by cops for daring to protest wars. They lost their jobs and were blacklisted. Real free speech people were arrested by the bus load for the "crime" of having information tables about racist hiring policies & what was really happening during the Vietnam, Iraq and other wars. People were targeted for speaking out against US violence & intervention in Central America.
Your beef? You have been told that you are not welcome to spew your racist, xenophobic, anti-woman, anti-rights nonsense in the middle of OUR city. You are trying to play victim for not being applauded for your support of a narcissistic nut who inherited his wealth, talks smack about immigrants (but has married two), talks "tough" about China while he, his daughter and both his current & one ex-wife have had their stuff manufactured there for years. If Trump were serious, he would have spent the "first 100 days" breaking ground on a new factory. Jeez, even ex-VP Joe Biden's daughter has a line of clothes manufactured in the US. But the Trump Klan? Nope. But, there is a sucker born every minute, as you well prove Mark. And I frankly do not care what your bible says. As I recall from Sunday school, it also says one can sell one's daughter. Nice to know where your moral compass lies.

Posted by JJ Noire on 04/11/2017 at 5:29 PM

Re: “Berkeley Farmers Market Canceled Due To Safety Fears Over Pro-Trump, Alt-Right Rally

BTW: IT IS A VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW TO COVER YOUR FACE (WEAR A MASK) IN PUBLIC. We will be there arresting and filing charges against anyone seen with a mask or any other face cover. Check the law, it has been on the books since the 1960's (originally an anti-Klan law). You will be convicted and you will spend 3 years in federal prison. Real truth. See you Saturday:)

Posted by DAN Piggott on 04/11/2017 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Berkeley Farmers Market Canceled Due To Safety Fears Over Pro-Trump, Alt-Right Rally

We are having a peaceful rally. We are not alt right. We are parents, students, teachers, lawyers, accountants, gardeners that support the right to free speech and not to be censored.
The AntiFascists are the actually fascists. They will hurt us, silence us and the police will watch. We need to be able to speak freely and have diverse opinions to grow as humans.

Posted by Ang Donlon on 04/11/2017 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Berkeley Farmers Market Canceled Due To Safety Fears Over Pro-Trump, Alt-Right Rally

Leftists. Do not attempt any unlawfull behavior. I predict the arrests will be many. The FBI is on to Berkeley antifa. Don't ruin your life with a felony conviction. The Anitifa movement will be shut down one way or another. Just like the occupy movement was. Do not be foolish This revolution of yours is going nowhere. Do not be naive and conned by your delusional leaders. The path for radicals leads to jail and you can only blame yourself if you end up there. Stay peaceful

Posted by Mark Klein on 04/11/2017 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Berkeley Farmers Market Canceled Due To Safety Fears Over Pro-Trump, Alt-Right Rally

This is disgusting. Fake news for sure! Have a nice day. :/

Posted by yall neo-Bolsheviks on 04/11/2017 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Berkeley Farmers Market Canceled Due To Safety Fears Over Pro-Trump, Alt-Right Rally

JJJJ. You are also wrong about the beginning of Berkeleys free speech movment. It did not start as an anti war platform
The only agenda originally was free speech. Students talked about various6 topics from philosophy to history or whatever they wanted. True freedom. Not what you have now. With the PC restrictions and oppression "safe spaces ."trigger words" "hate speech" of the modern left.

It was later it became more focussed on ending the Viet Nam war. But those who supported the war were not attacked and shut down.

The left has become increasingly intolerant and greedy for power. You don't have God to guide you so you will inevidbly resort to corrupt tactics. Your sin nature is not in check because you don't have the spirit of God.

Posted by Mark Klein on 04/11/2017 at 1:37 PM

Re: “Berkeley Farmers Market Canceled Due To Safety Fears Over Pro-Trump, Alt-Right Rally

Mark Klein, if you want to look good, choose a different site then right next to the farmers market. If you actually care and want to connect with the community, respect that. If you just want to cause trouble and outrage, do what you are doing but then you're not a Christian no matter what you say.

Posted by Chris Stehlik on 04/11/2017 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Berkeley Farmers Market Canceled Due To Safety Fears Over Pro-Trump, Alt-Right Rally

JJ you are very ignorant as to what We want. We are not violent. the left is etxreamly violent
It is in your DNA. Lenin Stalin pol pot mau leftist ideaalogy leads to mass murder poverty and opprersion...and yes Hitler was a socialist too. Give it up leave the dark side come in to the truth. Repent and turn to Jesus for the forgiveness of sins. If we use your logic we should shut down Cal for leftist genocide ideologies. But we believe in free speech. You do not.

Posted by Mark Klein on 04/11/2017 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Berkeley Farmers Market Canceled Due To Safety Fears Over Pro-Trump, Alt-Right Rally

JJ brings up every leftist agenda talking point to evade the issue at hand. We have a right to free speech and we have An obligation to protect it. Anything else is un-american and against liberty. Anything else leads to oppression.

But I suspect JJ hates this country too. And dosn't mind Soviet style oppresion that his "comrads" support. .Another hallmark of the left. This is why they support bringing jihadists in to this country. They all hate this country.

Posted by Mark Klein on 04/11/2017 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Berkeley Farmers Market Canceled Due To Safety Fears Over Pro-Trump, Alt-Right Rally

Sounds like fun! Another chance to MAGA!

Posted by Louis Marschalko on 04/11/2017 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Berkeley Farmers Market Canceled Due To Safety Fears Over Pro-Trump, Alt-Right Rally

It's one day.
Just laugh at them.
Buy your food on an earlier day.

Posted by Buck99 on 04/11/2017 at 12:32 PM

Re: “Town Business: Strengthening Code Enforcement

Who's going to pay for this? It's an excellent idea. What do you do to make slum lords see the error of their ways?

Posted by Joan Soo on 04/11/2017 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Berkeley Farmers Market Canceled Due To Safety Fears Over Pro-Trump, Alt-Right Rally

this is really stupid.
why do two out of town groups of immature people get to come ruin the farmers market?
wasn't last times stupid brawl not enough for either of you? people live and work here.

The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of Public Liberty.
George Washington

Posted by jacobC on 04/11/2017 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Berkeley Farmers Market Canceled Due To Safety Fears Over Pro-Trump, Alt-Right Rally

Of course their whole thing is to prove 'the left' is violent. And yet, they support the violence of bombing Syria and getting more civilians killed than causing any real damage to Assad or Putin's gear. The forcing of people off health care & out of homes, Trump's support for less than minimum wage, the ultra-pro military stance, the promise of a renewed 'war on drugs,' and on women & immigrants. The attack on indigenous peoples rights, their land, water. The threat of privatizing everything from schools to water & air. These are all acts of violence & need to be called out. Agree with Trump & you *are* colluding with violence, make no mistake about that. And really, one has to be a special kind of idiot if they think a billionaire is going to bring living wage jobs to Americans; billionaires make their money from taking from the workers' share.

With Trump's recent orgasm over a missile launch (missiles in which he owns stock in the manufacturer, it seems) his freak show must be emboldened. They want a good headline of 'Berkeley shutting out free speech.'
But this is like supporting a rally for pedophiles & rapists in a public park, right across the street from Berkeley High School. "Hey, ladies, hey kids, it's just them exercising their free speech about the violence they would dearly enjoy doing to your body. What's wrong with you? You don't support free speech?" Not surprising that Trump has been accused over & over of sexual assault, Milo Y supports pedophilia ("I wouldn't give such good head if it were not for Father Michael") and this seems to be a thread running through the alt-right itself.

It seems that people forget that the free speech movement grew out of people wanting to stand up and speak out against war, against the draft, against racism & racist hiring practices, against the paranoia about communism, socialism, etc. and for it they were arrested, dragged down stairs, smacked over their heads with batons, hit with fire hoses, etc..
Now you have the surreal experience of supporters of war & racism calling 'free speech' and we have the numbed, the cowed, the ambivalent, the confused, the fearful, the pampered-too-long, the comfortable-niche 'liberal' people saying, "Well, it is free speech, just ignore them." While the fascists grow....

Posted by JJ Noire on 04/11/2017 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Berkeley Farmers Market Canceled Due To Safety Fears Over Pro-Trump, Alt-Right Rally

JJ while you post a link to a biased atheists ramblings, I am asking people to look at the overwhelming video evidence on youtube of the lawless violence Antifa commits around the world. Any rational non radical can easily recognize your movement as evil. Only law enforcement protect the citizens of Berkeley from the mass carnage antifa wishes to carry out. Let the people decide. A lawfull society or carnage. We save lives. You destroy

Posted by Mark Klein on 04/11/2017 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Berkeley Farmers Market Canceled Due To Safety Fears Over Pro-Trump, Alt-Right Rally

JJ One who does good will be commended by the authorities. This is in the Bible. Romans chapter 13

The anti police movement is opposed to God. They hate the authorities because they commit crimes. They hide their faces to escape being caught for rioting
Assault and destruction of property.

Your people kill police mock them curse them spit in their face and still the law enforcement officers protect you and your freedoms.

You should repent of your sin and ask Jesus to forgive you.

Posted by Mark Klein on 04/11/2017 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Town Business: Strengthening Code Enforcement

Once again we have an illustration of a massively dysfunctional organizational culture. It doesn't matter what department or function you choose. There is no competent qualified leadership, the staff lacks experience and is poorly trained. People are promoted and given positions based on time served and relationships. It's almost like a big family where cousins routinely marry each other. After a few generations, every kid born has blue eyes.There are many basic city services and processes that most cities routinely complete on a daily basis that Oakland just can't figure out. Fire Inspectors communicating with the Building Inspectors to flag and resolve life safety issues in order to save lives is NOT a computer system problem. The distractions and excuses coming from the Mayor and City Administrators office are just not true. People are dying because of incompetence and a culture of people not understanding how to do their jobs and more importantly, not understanding how they fit into the larger organizational structure. Many are there to get paid the most they can, do the least they can and don't make waves. When your core mission is to provide public service, that kind of organizational mentality, left unchecked by incompetent leadership, can only end badly.

Posted by Gary Patton on 04/11/2017 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Berkeley Farmers Market Canceled Due To Safety Fears Over Pro-Trump, Alt-Right Rally

People who know history know to wear masks. When you are not on the side supporting authoritarian ultimate power (fascists) you know the potential consequences and how authoritarians operate. The groups swearing to provide 'protection' for the Trump fascist supporters are not non-violent groups.…

Posted by JJ Noire on 04/11/2017 at 9:42 AM

Re: “West Oakland Fire Survivors Say City's Response Is Unacceptable and Victim Assistance Is Lacking

There are many causes of "homelessness". This is one among those. But what, exactly, confers a special status upon these people that all the other homeless people in the same area don't enjoy?

The starkly expectant expressions of entitlement may be groundless.

And the race card, counterfeit.

Posted by Christoverre Kohler on 04/11/2017 at 9:38 AM

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