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Re: “Colorado Legalization Report Card: A+ for Checking IDs

Remember that herb was a part of the struggle, and
that Rasta, Reggae and Black people played their part in that struggle,
bringing education to the world.
The struggle continues against racism in Azania - South Africa
where some can't accept African majority rule and have turned to terror, then
Facebook, and Twitter, support and therefore encourage racism,
it's not like they don't have Black African membership,
but see fit to disrespect us.
The Boeremag (farmer force) a White racist terror group jailed in
Azania - South Africa for trying to bomb the late
President Nelson Mandela,
then start a race war where all "non Whites" would
be driven out of the country and an all White state set up.
Facebook hosts a support page for them,
please sign the petition against this.
http://www.thepetitionsite.com...
Read more on the blog at
http://natturner1.wordpress.co...
Read also this for an update http://sco.lt/7PPFJJ

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Posted by NatTurner on 07/12/2014 at 6:02 AM

Re: “Streetcars Might Make a Comeback in Oakland

Craig Sundstrom, while we're talking facts as of March of this year Nebraska pulls home more federal dollars per federal tax dollar paid than CA does.

Posted by Matt_Chambers on 07/11/2014 at 4:36 PM

Re: “Harper Greer

Really great store...loads of selection! Sizes start at a 10 and go to a 24.

Posted by Terry Kiskaddon on 07/11/2014 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Inside the Ethical Cheese Lab

It appears the process they are talking about for sourcing the milk protein is similar to the process used for sourcing insulin. In that case, using "gasp" genetic engineering, they took the genetic information from human genes that code for the production of insulin, and inserted it into a bacterial host to cause the bacteria to produce insulin. Thousands now have access to an abundant, affordable source of insulin as an alternative to having to extract it from the pancreas of slaughtered animals. Not only is the new source less expensive, but it is safer. The old insulin was effectively substituting bovine insulin for human insulin (although processes were available to minimize differences) which was not entirely efficient in the human metabolism and presented the risk of triggering sensitivities in some users. Also, the process for collecting it and purifying could not exclude the possibility that some pathogenic contaminants and other livestock hormones didn't stowaway in the final product diabetics injected. Similar situation for rabies vaccinations - less expensive and more pure source that is safer for your dog than the source of vaccine it replaces.

In the case of insulin, there is no "gmo insulin" -- there is no mysterious gmoness quality infused into the insulin. It is in fact identical to the insulin in every material way to that our own bodies produce, and at any rate far more identical than insulin extracted from animal organs. Its about like saying that if I prepare bread dough in my kitchen but bake it my neighbor's oven, that the bread is "neighbor bread" which is something different than bread.

Not sure I would buy the cheese products or home kits as I have no ethical issues with cheese made from milk collected straight from the cow. But I would have absolutely no fear in trying it because it was gmo, and if price and taste were favorable, might change my mind. But please, don't deny diabetics and our pets access to more affordable, safer insulin and rabies vaccines, and for that matter vegetarians a source of guilt-free cheese, because of some need to impose dogmatic fear of the gmo boogeyman.

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Posted by Rick Leonard on 07/11/2014 at 12:53 PM

Re: “Berkeley Sides With Living Wage Violators

Actually it is a case of Retaliation after the employment violations and the LWO violations were brought to the city personnel, the employer then decided to terminate the employee. There was never any question about the employees performance, nor was there any proof brought forward by the employer. Neither the City or the employer have even considered reimbursing other employees for back pay which is owed to them based on the LWO, which is easily thousands of dollars.

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Posted by Joaquin Julio Castro on 07/11/2014 at 12:14 AM

Re: “Beast Crawl Literary Festival

This looks amazing! Can't wait. For details on who is reading where, go to
http://beastcrawl.weebly.com/

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Posted by janey skinner on 07/10/2014 at 7:58 PM

Re: “Yelp and the Business of Extortion 2.0

I am a respectable physician and for 20 years we help people with life and death situations. Unfortunately I was talked into paid advertising with Yelp and when I noticed it was not worthwhile, all my positive reviews were deleted and continue to be and only the negative ones are coming up. I am planning to complain to the DA's office for CRIMINAL charges against yelp and with the help of all of Yelp's victims bring a class action lawsuit against them. Please contact me directly so we can get rid of this unethical company for good. Healmed1@yahoo.com

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Posted by Farrokh Alemzadeh on 07/10/2014 at 1:42 PM

Re: “The Fight to Develop West Oakland

My concern about a transit village around West Oakland BART is that it ignores the fact that BART is tipping over capacity at rush hour, with trains at the "last stations" eastbound and westbound already too full for a single person to get on board. This will only get worse as BART extends farther and farther out to the East and South. BART has sucked almost every penny in regional transit investment for decades, and this has left us with little redundancy or diversity to provide significant capacity as we pass the limits of the BART system. It was tragically shortsighted to not build the new bridge with mass transit capacity, even if that did require building a new western transit-only span. New residents in West Oakland who buy into the area because of BART are going to be pissed off when they discover that it takes 5 minutes to walk to the train, 6 minutes to get to Embarcardero, but that only works if there is a train you can get on. That is going to become more and more of a risk in the future. The people who conceived of BART 50 years ago assumed that the people living today would solve their own damn transit problems, but unfortunately we live in an era where accomplishing big things is harder and harder.

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Posted by Peter Wisnovsky on 07/10/2014 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Turning Japanese

Plum was the most pretentious restaurant I've ever been to. Daniel only digs his hole deeper saying SF would have taken to his cuisine. I rest my case.

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Posted by Matt_Chambers on 07/10/2014 at 8:57 AM

Re: “A Battle for Profits

Wait for two more years are you kidding me. Minimum wage hasn't been raised in five years. We work hard, only to watch others get raises every year. I'm surprised others who pay taxes aren't upset, as I am. These large companies who hire part time with low wages are using the system to avoid benefits. Now their trying to avoid a decent wage. Follow the fine example Seattle as well as four other states (Maryland, Michigan, Hawaii and Massachusetts. They reward hard work. They put respect back in working hard. Look most of the money will be spent here at home, it's a win, win.

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Posted by Phillip Moya on 07/10/2014 at 8:27 AM

Re: “Berkeley Sides With Living Wage Violators

Am I missing something? Is there more to this story? Seattle has raised it's minimum wage, and four other states as well. Did he fail to preform his job correctly? Or is this a case of, "unlawful job termination".

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Posted by Phillip Moya on 07/10/2014 at 4:51 AM

Re: “The Fight to Develop West Oakland

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Posted by Editor on 07/10/2014 at 12:02 AM

Re: “The Fight to Develop West Oakland

Interesting....my building owner, quoted in this article, raised our rent $700 last year....to quote the article "...landlords raising rents on existing tenants in response to increasing market values." That was the reason given to us after a long and messy retrofit that made our lives hell for 2 years (and we've been here for over 13 years). And then they kicked out my Mechanic on the Oakland/E'ville border so they can build condos/retail space.....Great. JUST what we need, right? I do hope that West Oakland spruces up a bit though, and at the very least gets some badly needed services (a grocery store sure would be nice!), but not at the expense of the long time residents who've stuck things out here through thick and thin.

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Posted by Marie Salit on 07/09/2014 at 11:36 PM

Re: “Ronnie Spector, Burger Boogaloo Rock Oakland

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Posted by Editor on 07/09/2014 at 10:46 PM

Re: “A Battle for Profits

The rise in economic power of Oakland is not about minimum wage. It is about people who are underpaid or unemployed unify themselves in creating thousands of new startup companies with CESP5. http://oaklandwiki.org/peter_y._liu

Peter Y. Liu
Oakland Mayoral Candidate 2014

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Posted by Peter Yuan Liu on 07/09/2014 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Yelp and the Business of Extortion 2.0

The dealership I work for just had all of the positive reviews removed from Yelp. I had about ten positive reviews on there myself, and several other salesman had the same. I looked today, and the only ones on there are negative reviews from earlier this year, as well as the previous years.

I talked to the GM, and he informed me that he had recently talked to the sales rep and decided not to advertise on there. Coincidence? I think not. Why would 20-30 reviews get removed and cycled to the unfiltered section all of a sudden?

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Posted by Jeremiah Mckenna on 07/09/2014 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Wente Vineyards Concert Series

This is going to be a great event...See you there!

Posted by Bostyon Johnson on 07/09/2014 at 2:23 PM

Re: “A Battle for Profits

Nice article; tough issue. Some of the academics, however, seem to be a bit ignorant of how business people think and decide issues. I was surprised that some were apparently unaware that labor costs were a factor in some restaurant owner's decision to open in the East Bay.

And I am certainly more concerned about a mother who works in food service at a place with no tips, like Wendy's, vs some foodie working as wait staff at a Rockridge eatery that sells $16 hamburgers and $12 cocktails, and where a table generates maybe $40 tips. Are the other staff always sharing in that? Should we just get rid of tipping? Wouldn't some of the problems mentioned disappear if a restaurant just automatically added a service fee and then raised the wages of the wait staff well above minimum wage?

I'd prefer a statewide solution, but it's not happening, so we have to start somewhere. It seems like perhaps the simplest and most direct solution to address several social ills. Even if it does result in some layoffs (which, given what minimum jobs typically are, are more likely than relocations).

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Posted by Ambierce Brose on 07/09/2014 at 12:37 PM

Re: “A Little Dab Could Doom Ya

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Posted by Keyshia Lewis on 07/09/2014 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Wednesday Must Reads: Coliseum City Developer Opposes A’s Lease Deal; State to Consider Fines for Wasting Water

Given the relative number of games the Raiders and the A's play, this should be a no-brainer. But brains have not been the strong suit here all along.

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Posted by Mary Eisenhart on 07/09/2014 at 10:04 AM

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