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Re: “Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee Refuses to Certify Trump's Electoral College Win

It is hard for me to believe that this woman is a representative in the US congress. For 15 years she has taken a salary $175,000.00 and her district has received "0" because she never sponsored a Bill that became LAW. Here she is again making a FOOL of herself and her constituents by this ridiculous comments. People of California, please find someone that cares about you and puts you first.

Posted by Scott Parker on 01/07/2017 at 5:36 AM

Re: “Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee Refuses to Certify Trump's Electoral College Win

This would give me a good Idea of where not to send government funding for the first couple years anyway. Trump should play hardball if that what these undemocratic individual want to do.

Posted by Ralph Chapman on 01/07/2017 at 5:19 AM

Re: “Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee Refuses to Certify Trump's Electoral College Win

He didn't win. and yet they didn't take into count that there were how many fraudulent electoral college people on that board. That weren't suppose to vote because they were put in there just to vote for him only. I can't believe the way this country is going. Now I can see why people want to leave this country so much.

Posted by Tom Bullard on 01/07/2017 at 12:04 AM

Re: “Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee Refuses to Certify Trump's Electoral College Win

Good for you Barbara Lee! Votes suppression is deeply troubling. Hey Thomas French, what are your sources? How reputable are they? Maybe more fake news? I'm curious to know

Posted by Maryly Snow on 01/06/2017 at 9:24 PM

Re: “Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee Refuses to Certify Trump's Electoral College Win

She may not have approved the Electorial College results matters NOT as Biden did so she lost again. Biden confirmed the Electorial College and declared Trump the Next President.

Posted by Steven Keeney on 01/06/2017 at 8:33 PM

Re: “Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee Refuses to Certify Trump's Electoral College Win

75 percent of America's high-poverty neighborhoods in 1970 still classified that way four decades later. Racial and class inequality is very much alive, "progressive politics" apartheid. Blacks have voted Democratic for almost 50 years are now being driven from their neighborhoods that have been their home for generations. We gave the Democratic Party our votes and they "took us for granted" leaving us living with social tension, unrest, and the worst GUN VIOLENCE AND VIOLENT CRIME . . . A diminished hope and no opportunities while the Democratic Party's upscale hipster real estate speculators prosper. President-Elect Donald Trump wants to enable states with dedicated grants and implementation standards related to diversity, inclusion, and targeted hiring the resources necessary to spur investment in under served black neighborhoods. Stopping gun violence, revitalizing education, creating jobs, replacing substandard housing, and strengthening black families is a mandate we secured for him.

That is, Mr. Trump owes his victory to "predominately black Democratic strongholds" who were convinced to give him more votes than the previous Republican candidates. African Americans (like Todd Elliott Koger) convinced hundreds of thousands blacks to boycott the vote and/or voting "straight" Democrat.

All across America the black vote "boycott" masterminded by Todd Elliott Koger effectuated an insurmountable obstruction for Hillary Clinton and the Democrats. There is correspondence to the Trump campaign that outlined "Koger's Plan." The "Thank you for the suggestion" reply. And, President-Elect Donald Trump's verbatim use of Todd Elliott Koger's exact same words during "online videos" and speeches that followed in Michigan, Milwaukee (Wisconsin) and Pennsylvania. Mr. Koger's writings at one point specifically advised that the "Koger Plan" to target the black vote will changed the destructive conversation and slip in the polls that the "verbal fight" with Khizr Khan, a slain U.S. soldier's father had caused in late August 2016.

When the Trump campaign started to collapse in October 2016, Mr. Koger suggested the "need for a writing" to change the conversation again. He suggested that the campaign needed to move away from the "hot mic incident." Todd Elliott Koger's correspondence suggested a "Treaty with Black America." There's another "thank you" from the campaign. And, Mr. Trump almost immediately announced a "Contract with America" and a "New Deal for Black America."

Maybe this is just a remarkable concurrence of events. Maybe Mr. Koger's packaging of Mr. Trump's visual optics and his efforts to communicate implementation of the " Koger Plan" had no apparent connection. Maybe it was just "serendipity" in North and West Philadelphia (Eastern Pennsylvania) and Penn Hills, Allegheny County (Western Pennsylvania) where turnout fell 10 percent in the majority-black wards. Happenstance in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (District 15), where turnout was down 19.5 percent. Apparent "fluke" in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, where 75,000 "Motown Voters" decided to stay home. One thing for sure, Todd Elliott Koger's correspondence kept reiterating that "Mr. Trump's only path to victory" was the "black vote." Cities like Boston, Massachusetts' "predominately black" wards had their greatest decline in voter turnout this century.

And, just 50,000 votes in three states, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin (the focus of "Koger's Plan") decided the election. The National Diversity Coalition for Trump did send another "Thank You." But interestingly, Todd Elliott Koger and his wife don't even have tickets for the Trump inauguration, its events, nor any job offers . . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dieNd5h_qp…

Posted by Todd Elliott Koger on 01/06/2017 at 6:37 PM

Re: “Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee Refuses to Certify Trump's Electoral College Win

there were more voters in the detroit area than were signed in on the rolls which gave clinton more votes but you won't hear about that.

Posted by Thomas French on 01/06/2017 at 5:43 PM
Posted by Spiros Konstas on 01/06/2017 at 5:36 PM

Re: “Oakland Privacy Commission Approves Surveillance Transparency and Oversight Law

Congratulations to the Privacy Commission for this excellent initiative. I hope that the soon-to-be implemented Police Commission will take a page from your playbook and discharge their duties as effectively! Bravo.

Posted by Rashida Grinage on 01/06/2017 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Oakland Privacy Commission Approves Surveillance Transparency and Oversight Law

Such policies and procedures for oversight are more critical than ever in the Age of Trump. Not that the Obama administration's record on civil liberties and surveillance had any redeeming features, but we can only expect things to get worse come January 20th.

Putting this in place is one single step of a thousand mile journey in defeating what we all know is possible - a ubiquitous surveillance state beyond anything Orwell could have imagined. But it's a good one.

Bravo to those who worked so hard to put this together.

Posted by JP Massar on 01/06/2017 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Anne Kirkpatrick Picked to Lead Oakland Police. Here's What We Know About Her.

You say that Broken Windows Theory was used by Brattain in NYC. According to UC Berkeley Professor Franklin Zimring that's not true. According to Zimring Bratton used Hot Spot Policing identified with the revolutionary Compstat computer system (designed by Jack Maple). According to Zimring there was talk about Broken Windows Theory, but that theory was never actually implemented.

You can google Zimring's book on the subject but here are a couple references. The 2nd one is the more detailed, an interview on KQED's Forum:

https://oaklandnorth.net/2011/10/26/crime-…

https://ww2.kqed.org/forum/2007/01/17/fran…

Posted by Hugh Morrison 1 on 01/05/2017 at 9:53 PM

Re: “Anne Kirkpatrick Picked to Lead Oakland Police. Here's What We Know About Her.

Rather than make comments about appearance, we should applaud that OPD now has leadership. I wish the new chief success in a very challenging position.

Posted by Franklin Arthur on 01/04/2017 at 11:31 PM

Re: “Anne Kirkpatrick Picked to Lead Oakland Police. Here's What We Know About Her.

That's it, Gerry Pong? Her qualifications boil down to your assessment of her attractiveness?

Posted by Valerie Winemiller on 01/04/2017 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Anne Kirkpatrick Picked to Lead Oakland Police. Here's What We Know About Her.

The new chief big hat is not flattering at all, at all! The hat is bigger than her head. She is as attractive as Trump's Kellyanne.

Posted by Gerry Pong on 01/04/2017 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Mid-Week Menu: R.I.P. Genova Deli

Genova's Deli is mediocre at best for the outrageous rip off prices paid for a sandwich with hardly any meat and just a pinch of veggies, so you pay $9 for the bread. Their lowest price per pound for sliced deli meats is $17! Raviolis are tasty but mostly pasta dough and sauce is good but a medium sized container is like $20! Total con artist scam going on at all their locations especially walnut creek. Another rip off example is all their prepared dishes or soups. One of the last time I bought a chicken tortellini soup for $12, it didn't have any chicken, not one piece! Freakin people give you nothing and empty your wallet! I do see the workers giving heaping portions on orders to their friends near closing time and some people didn't pay either! I hate Genova's and would never go there again and don't recommend it to anyone unless you like being robbed! They were probably good at one time and now use and abuse that past reputation to get away with robbing people and so many stupid idiots wait in line for hours for a piece of shot sandwich!

Posted by Matt Gilmore on 01/03/2017 at 11:04 PM

Re: “Where to Buy a Cake for Your Upcoming Holiday Party

Thanks for this. Tips on fave east bay spots for rosca de reyes?

Posted by MV on 01/03/2017 at 10:49 PM

Re: “Oakland's Toxic Lead Contamination Isn't in the Water. It's in the Buildings and Dirt, and It's Bad.

Have facts ever mattered to EBX? The comparisons to Flint is false and unethical. Tens of thousands of kids were tested in Flint... in Oakland ~500. Those samples are not comparable. Yes, the fact that Fruitvale is a hot spot matters, but Oakland as a whole is not like Flint. Reuters didn't even mention Oakland in its report -not once. While ~5% of nearly *all* children in Flint had elevated levels, several Flint zip codes (where thousands of kids were tested) showed +8% and +10% of children with high lead levels! In just one zip code in Flint 8,000 children were tested (Fruitvale ~500) and over 10% of those Flint children had elevated lead levels! That is not the case in Oakland. If Darwin had bothered to mull over the data he'd have noticed that more kids tested with elevated lead levels in SF's Southeast districts than did in Oakland. But please, please drag the spotlight away from deserving communities to sell ads or whatever.

Posted by Matt_Chambers on 01/03/2017 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Gut Feeling: Pot Eases Crohn's Disease

I am a 71 year old man who has bladder cancer. I have been using cannabis oil for over a year and my cancer has not spread, and in fact, the tumor has shrunk in size. My doctor told me that if I did not have my bladder removed and do chemo I would be dead in 12 - 18 months, and that was 2 years ago and I am going strong.

Posted by Michael Smith 1 on 12/31/2016 at 6:27 AM

Re: “DEA Fails To Reschedule Marijuana: Five Things You Need To Know

David you have pointed some good points i like that after legalization marijuana monopoly will be defeated and some new research can be done on marijuana.
Imtiaz Malik your http://www.thelaughinggrass.com also have a good articles about cannabis legislation

Posted by Venus Algus on 12/30/2016 at 11:04 PM

Re: “Oakland's Toxic Lead Contamination Isn't in the Water. It's in the Buildings and Dirt, and It's Bad.

Looks like some diesel does have lead "in the wild" - but not a huge amount: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11944798

Posted by Noah Gibbs on 12/30/2016 at 5:42 PM

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