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Re: “Former Principal Alleges Oakland's BayTech School Was Source of Funding for Gülen Movement

All of this mess illustrates how privatizing education does nothing but enable people to siphon off tax money into their own pockets or pet causes whatever they may be. None of it should be allowed, no matter the association.

Posted by Cygna on 08/23/2018 at 9:49 PM

Re: “Best Health-Care Practitioner Trying to Eradicate Chronic Disease

All doctors try to "understand the underlying causes of illness rather than treating symptoms." The human body is incredibly complex and sometimes symptom abatement is the best that can be done while pursuing more knowledge, but "conventional medicine" is engaged in pursuit of that knowledge. Anyone who tells you otherwise is selling something.

It's like the old joke: you know what they call "alternative medicine" that works? Medicine. The Paleo diet is more junk science in search of credulous people's dollars, and has little to do with what "cavemen" ate (anyone else read that article about the recent discovery of 14,000 year old bread?)

Posted by Cygna on 08/18/2018 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Berkeley to Evict RV Homeless Camp from Marina Parking Lot Next Week

Three councilmembers absent? Coincidence or strategic cowardice?

Posted by Cygna on 07/03/2018 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Why a Cofounder of Homeroom Now Hosts Free Pasta Friday Dinners

A private event for her friends. Why does this get publicity?

Posted by Cygna on 06/24/2018 at 12:34 AM

Re: “California Honeydrops' New 'Call It Home' Video Is Full of Love for the East Bay

How about a shout out in the credits to "First They Came for the Homeless," with so many scenes near their camp at the Here/There sign? Or a suggestion in the credits of where folks can donate to support the unhoused folks around here?

Posted by Cygna on 05/17/2018 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Friday’s Briefing: Port of Oakland Enters Exclusive Talks with A’s for Howard Terminal Site; South Bay BART Extension Wins Grant

Won't Oakland residents have the same option to switch to the community utility in November?

Posted by Cygna on 04/27/2018 at 1:11 PM

Re: “Feeding on Local Newspapers

The Denver Post is facing the same issues at the hands of Alden. Some have proposed the city use eminent domain to claim this important public resource and deny the corporate raiders the chance to suck all the value out of it before discarding it on the trash heap of history. Perhaps we should be considering the same.

Posted by Cygna on 03/18/2018 at 5:35 PM

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