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 Sexual Abuse Epidemic at Brook Haven School (Open Discussion) Bob2
 Conscious couple looking for work-trade opportunities MountainLaurel
 "Epidemic" of sexual harassment at a local school? Bob2
 City Proposes Pine Grove Square development to replace parking lot by Hopmonk Icssoma
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Barry's Picks Forum on Tenants Rights in West County - Tuesday, Jan 23, 6:30pm, at the Grange SebastopolGrange306
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Re: Sexual Abuse Epidemic at Brook Haven School (Open Discussion)
From: Bob2      Posted: January 21, 2018, 3:49 pm
Todd why do I get the impression that you are NOT a total outsider here.
Is it because you just signed up a few days before you posted or is it because you only put the blame on the parent? You seem to have a lot of knowledge about the inner workings of the school while accusing the parent to have none. Did you get that info from the one phone call you made? Did you contact the parent too and get his side of the story? Why don't you give full disclosure about your relationship with the school, district, teachers and/or the parents of the errant boys. I think that would be fair.

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From what I can gather after reading all of the posts on two threads (!) on the topic of harassment in our local schools I have some outside observations:
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Conscious couple looking for work-trade opportunities
From: MountainLaurel     
Posted: January 21, 2018, 3:58 pm
Looking for temporary work-trade opportunities. We are a couple in our 30s-40s looking to plant some new roots in the Sebastopol community.

We are active people, environmentally and socially conscious, communally minded, makers/creators who love to grow and eat real food.

Three years ago, we got rid of most of our stuff, packed the rest of our lives up in the back of a little truck, and have been living the simple life ever since. Traveling and living mainly off grid in tents/tiny structures on farms, we have adapted to (and now prefer) a minimalistic lifestyle.

With a passion for plants, animals, and people, my calling has always been a caregiver. For six years I had the pleasure of supporting folks with various cognitive and physical abilities. My formal education is a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and I also served a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer in Vermont. I am a Maine native (far nor'easterner!) and some of my favorite things include: working with children and animals, cooking, sewing, hiking, yoga, medicinal herbs, and the arts - especially live music!

Seth was raised on a small farm in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York. His background is in the environment sciences and for seven years he worked for an environmental company monitoring and improving water, air, and soil quality. He is a master carpenter/builder, self-taught mechanic, and overall a true McGuyver! His interests include: plant/wildlife identification and biology, economics, research and statistics, light projection visual arts and making music with friends.

We are looking for temporary work-trade for housing or compensation as we get established and integrated into the community. Whether you have some projects in mind or simply would like to make some new friends.. let's meet!

Laurel and Seth
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Re: "Epidemic" of sexual harassment at a local school?
From: Bob2      Posted: January 21, 2018, 5:38 pm
I agree with you that the word epidemic is a little too much, except of course to the girls that have to live with the fear that they might be harassed again.
But I do question your self-acclaimed inside knowledge of BHS based on the fact that your children USED to go to BHS. How long ago were they there? 1year ago, 5 years ago or maybe 10-20 years ago???
Let us know!

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...My own children have attended the school in question. I volunteered at the school for years....

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Re: "Epidemic" of sexual harassment at a local school?
From: Bob2      Posted: January 21, 2018, 5:41 pm
Lila, can you enlighten me on what motive someone might have to drag his own daughter through the mud?
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...I'd like to ask: What is the real intention behind the father's inflammatory posts? He seems to be driven by other motives. ...

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There are some assumptions here: that everyone with physical challenges has a handicap placard; that there are always open parking spaces; that everyone has friends available and able to drop them off, etc. Also I've read about the available parking at CVS. I didn't support that CVS going into that location, and I don't shop there, so I won't be using their parking spaces. I spent one day about 3 weeks ago trying to find parking in that downtown area, including all the streets, the parking by WF and their lot. I finally thought to try the parking lot in front on Community Market. No parking available in the front of that huge building, and none in the back of it, and none on any of those streets in that area. Really, I tried everywhere for about 20-30 minutes. I finally gave up and went home. Yes, on other days I don't have that problem, but on many while not as bad as that one day, it's been a problem for me. Those are my experiences, so thanks for listening.

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i believe we have handicap parking spaces for those who are not able to walk short distances....

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good to know. i have never had a challenging parking experience in Sebastopol. (outside of major events when i expected difficulties and was able to plan for parking. i opposed cvs. i understand that 1/2 of that parking is for the public, & part of the "deal" (to make something we were forced to have a touch more palatable. given that, i would encourage you to use those spaces. others who were more involved in the CVS final deal have posted about a good portion of that parking being public.)

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There are some assumptions here: that everyone with physical challenges has a handicap placard;...

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Concerned about tenant protections? Learn about your rights and options from California Rural Legal Assistance lawyers and a new local, grass-roots group.

Join us for a program of interest to anyone who is concerned about tenant protection. Our program will include a presentation by attorneys from California Rural Legal Assistance, who will offer an overview of current laws regarding rights of tenants. We will discuss options for redress when rights are violated. We will also devote some of our time to small group story telling as a way of becoming acquainted and learning about the issues faced by tenants in West County.

Tuesday, Jan 23, 6:30pm, at the Sebastopol Grange, 6000 Sebastopol Ave, Hwy 12.

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Music: Ecstatic Raga & Qawalli singing class with Sukhawat Ali Khan
From: monnet  Supporting Member  
Posted: January 21, 2018, 5:43 pm

Wednesday, January 24th; 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where 7415 Hayden Ave in Sebastopol
Cost $20 suggested donation
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Come open your heart into the bliss of the sweetness of the sacred ragas.

Join us, Wednesday, January 24 at 7pm!
Sukhawat Ali Khan is coming back to Sebastopol in 2018
We are hoping that this will be the first of a monthly raga class.

ExpandIt is such a pleasure to sit and sing with our beloved Sukhawat Ali Khan. He represents the family lineage of the 600-year-old Sham Chorasi traditional school of music. His training in both classical raga and Sufi Qawwali singing began at the age of seven under his father, legendary Pakistani/Indian vocalist Ustad Salamat Ali Khan. A San Francisco Bay Area resident, Sukhawat teaches this musical style and performs concerts for dance and world music lovers everywhere.

Come sing your heart to the divine so that you feel drunk in the melodies of these melodies.

Watch your voice improve and flow with ease in the priceless presence of such an incredible master, Sukhawat Ali Khan, with this very spiritual music. These classes weave improving the voice in 3 octaves, Ragas (Indian scales), Rhythmic cycles of Indian music, Bhajan and Sufi music and Folk and spiritual stories. We sing to the divine in a small intimate group of students.

No experience necessary - Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday, January 24th from 7 to 9pm
7415 Hayden Ave in Sebastopol

Email Monnet for more information [email protected]

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Posted: January 21, 2018, 6:51 pm

Wednesday, February 14th; 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Non-profit Final Passages continues its monthly series with the February movie on Valentine’s Day: Defending Your Life, a romantic comedy that proves that there is laugh after death.

Julia (Academy Award winner Meryl Streep) and Daniel (Albert Brooks) met in the Afterlife. In a court-like setting, they examine their lives on Earth, proving that they lived a full and fearless life.

Daniel’s life was far from fearless. Inspired by Julia, Daniel makes some fundamental changes. This witty look at Afterlife shows that there is laugh after death.

Join us to watch the film, followed by a lively and educational discussion.

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Re: Fancy Feast is now Fancy BEAST-See what grew in a can of cat food!
From: Stargazer  Supporting member  
Posted: January 21, 2018, 6:06 pm
Thank you Shandi for posting this info and picture of this sickening disgusting fungus that can grow in some cat foods such as what you have shown! I have learned along time ago that Fancy Feast Beast cat food is junk. I have never tried to pursue the growth of fungus as you've demonstrated. (Great work! Important Point Proven!) Shocking to see this, but not surprising. What some companies will do for profit!! Very sad. Please people, do not support companies that will make your animals sick, causing them to suffer or will just kill them prematurely! I can give you all a few examples. I will refrain from proving my point more in depth in this thread. I will explain my reasoning. I have done lots of animal rescue for many years. I have had lots of success with the way I care for animals and how I do it. Not all animals are healthy to begin with for numerous reasons. Many animals, cats and others can be nursed back to health if fed and cared for in a proper healthy way most of the time. It takes knowledge, time, commitment, motivation and a big heart called LOVE!

I have a cat who was a rescue that I've nursed back to health who I have had now for about three years. I will keep her for the duration of her life. She has always had a sensitive stomach, so I have to be very careful with what I feed her. She can only eat small amounts at one time or she can vomit up the food. She is only fed quality food with healthy ingredients.

The results have been phenomenal. She has gained enough weight from a skinny emaciated cat to a healthy weight. Her skin and fur is shiny. She does not have any fleas. She is very happy and healthy. Her eyes are bright and she knows she's loved. She shows me lots of gratitude all the time. How much better can one do? Mission accomplished! She is very alive and well. She was starving and almost dead when she ended up on my property a few years back.

I had tried Fancy BEAST Feast along time ago. My options with this cat who was and still is finicky due to her condition have always been limited. When I fed this cat years back and tried Fancy Beast she immediately threw up the Beast! I have found that there are only certain brands of cat food that I will feed cats even if they do not have sensitive stomachs. In any event, this is not the only "junk food" that is in a can and fed to cats. I cringe when I am at the pet supply store and I see people buying "Friskies" and other inferior types of cat food.

Most of the time, my cats of which I've have cared for many throughout the years, get fresh wild salmon, fresh fish of some kind that I feel is safe for consumption, free range chicken & turkey in addition to some dry food that has no fillers, no by products and are without artificial ingredients.This method of feeding has generally kept the fleas away too. Therefore these cats have healthy skin, fur and usually have better health than animals that are fed junk food. (Similar to people who eat healthily verses junk food eaters.)

Paying a little more for better food also keeps the vet bills down. Therefore one will have a happier, healthier animal who will live a longer more pain free life. Please know that some of the flea & tick products will also hurt or kill your animal. Some are Frontline & Advantage. Most people do not know this and many vets will promote this kind of stuff. (poison) Many vets promote the Hills brand of cat food. Why? Because these kinds of companies fund their education, therefore their paybacks are huge profits. Please everyone, be mindful of what you put in or on your animals body. There are effective solutions to many issues that are natural and are safer healthier products. In most cases better quality food is not very expensive in the long run if one has healthier happier animals.

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A friend feeds his cat Fancy Feast, in spite of negative information I've shared with him about this brand. He gave me this recently opened can, and asked what I thought was growing out of it. Besides looking something like a toupe, I can only guess that it's a fungi of some kind.

It's been growing rapidly, and I'd love to do a time lapse video, over a 24 hr. period, but I don't have a video camera.

Has anyone ever seen this kind of thing before, or know what could have caused it?
Here in Guerneville none of four feral cats I feed would touch a newly opened can of Friskies. They would take one whiff and back off, oddly even though my sense of smell is good I could detect no foulness myself. I realized something was truly amiss when even the raccoons avoided this pet "food".

People love their animals and the pet food industry takes advantage of this caring by what I suspect is collusion on the pricing of their products. Like the food industry in general profit is the guideline not nutrition or wholesomeness.

In the forties my grandmother would feed the cats cow lungs or other organs which she first cooked, these were practically given away at the butcher shops back then. For a special treat she would take a large can of Puss n Boots and mix it with a good amount of bread, sometimes adding an egg to the concoction.

Were captives of the pet food industry since there are no longer any inexpensive foods available for our pets. And what is available is highly questionable since it is made from foods no longer fit or desirable for humans.

Note: I was wondering what happened to my toupee, you seem to have found part of it!

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Re: Trump, Your Fired!
From: Thad     
Posted: January 21, 2018, 3:24 pm
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Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) is a satirical psychological diagnosis used to explain the hysterical reaction and belligerent behavior of people, directed towards anything related to President Donald Trump, as pertaining to his presidency. It isn't intended to be a logical argument, rather a jab at another individual's excessive emotional reactions as well as aggressive physical displays. It is an ad hominem argument, not a strawman argument.
Via Urban Dictionary

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Re: Best in Political Humor - January 2018
From: Barry  Founder & Moderator  
Posted: January 21, 2018, 9:13 pm
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Re: Poem for the day from Larry Robinson
From: Larry Robinson  WaccoBB Poet Laureate  
Posted: January 22, 2018, 6:57 am
Do not be defeated by the rain

Unbeaten by the rain
Unbeaten by the wind
Bested by neither snow nor summer heat
Strong of body
Free of desire
Never angry
Always smiling quietly
Dining daily on four cups of brown rice
Some miso and a few vegetables
Observing all things
With dispassion
But remembering well
Living in a small, thatched-roof house
In the meadow beneath a canopy of pines
Going east to nurse the sick child
Going west to bear sheaves of rice for the weary mother
Going south to tell the dying man there is no cause for fear
Going north to tell those who fight to put aside their trifles
Shedding tears in time of drought
Wandering at a loss during the cold summer
Called useless by all
Neither praised
Nor a bother
Such is the person
I wish to be

- Kenji Miyazawa
(27 August 1896 – 21 September 1933)

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