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Posted by: thepinetree on 04/11/2014 10:59 PM Updated by: John_Hamilton on 04/22/2014 04:34 PM
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Confused
Posted on: 2014-04-11 23:50:52   By: Anonymous
 
Doesn't the Irish family also endorse Borean? They were pouring at Mikes meet and greet in Arnold.

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    Re: Confused
    Posted on: 2014-04-12 06:07:09   By: Anonymous
     
    Either person is much better than Merrita!!! Lets everyone support new blood

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      Re: Confused
      Posted on: 2014-04-12 06:38:18   By: Anonymous
       
      AGREE!! Either one would be better than the ultra-political Callaway who operates corruptly and has for years. We deserve so much better. Only concern is one opposer would not split votes against her, concerned about having two options. People are sick and tired of Callaway, she just keeps taking our tax dollars and padding her purse while this District crumbles. Put her out to pasture!

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        Re: Confused
        Posted on: 2014-04-12 12:12:32   By: Anonymous
         
        I'm not voting for this person, he's not the right candidate for our district.


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          Re: Confused
          Posted on: 2014-04-15 19:54:14   By: Anonymous
           
          Totally agree

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        Re: Confused WHICH GREEN IS BETTER GOLF OR POT ?
        Posted on: 2014-04-12 12:12:36   By: Anonymous
         
        You bet we need better ! A board of stupidvisors who shoot down a championship golf course but welcome pot shops ! I wonder why the county is 8 mil. in the hole .

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          Re: Confused WHICH GREEN IS BETTER GOLF OR POT ?
          Posted on: 2014-04-12 12:28:30   By: Anonymous
           
          I am a Michael Oliveira supporter. He has done more for the local business to try and promote us than anybody has ever done. Thank you Michael for being an important part of our community and promoting the cash mobs as well as serving the public as a Deputy Sheriff.

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            Re: Confused WHICH GREEN IS BETTER GOLF OR POT ?
            Posted on: 2014-04-12 16:02:06   By: Anonymous
             
            Correction, Mr. Oliveira is NOT a Calaveras County Deputy Sheriff.

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              Re: Confused WHICH GREEN IS BETTER GOLF OR POT ?
              Posted on: 2014-04-12 16:11:23   By: Anonymous
               
              Wow! Must have a twin brother with the same name that helped my Business and family when we were broken into.

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            Re: Confused WHICH GREEN IS BETTER GOLF OR POT ?
            Posted on: 2014-04-21 21:55:03   By: Anonymous
             
            Mike's hand and body language told the story, he is emotional and does not understand both sides of a conversation. This is NOT the type of person we need making important decisions effecting our community. Those that cannot create intelligent comments tend to wave their hands and bounce around in order to try to make a point. Anyone with the most common knowledge of sociology/psychology can notice this right away. Sure he has passion, but it is misguided passion.

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          Re: Confused WHICH GREEN IS BETTER GOLF OR POT ?
          Posted on: 2014-04-15 18:24:36   By: Anonymous
           
          Pot or golf....? That's like asking a parent to choose between their two sons...

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        Re: Confused
        Posted on: 2014-04-12 12:40:47   By: Anonymous
         
        bordering on slander...you've made you point so move along now

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          Re: WOULD YOU WANT ?
          Posted on: 2014-04-12 13:55:09   By: Anonymous
           

          Why would you want a supervisor that cannot have a civil and intelligent discourse in a public forum ? Why would you want a supervisor who aligns hi
          mself with the likes of Donna Broglio , and Carol Gordon ? Why would you want a supervisor that wants PRIVATE meetings on important community issues instead of a honest and open discussion of the FACTS in the public forum ? Would you want a supervisor who loose's his temper and refuses to address critical issues ? How would such a person manage to get along with 4 other supervisors and STAFF if elected ? If elected how would he face people who may not agree with his views , just have a temper tantrum and refuse to address the problem ? This county's board has been dysfunctional for years due to the board of supervisors who have been in office for way to long , career politicians as it were , the cronyism has been rampant . Mike Borean if elected would probably have a great relationship with Darin I would think. Niether one seems to be able to play with others very well.
          This dysfunction of the board and 20 plus years Merita's EXPERIENCE has driven this once proserous county into 8 million + $'s of debt and the future isn't looking much brighter
          The Candy Rock issue is just one part of the big picture which is going on all over the U.S. just look what is happening in Clark county Nev. right now . That is and has been happening right here for years . The frog is being boiled slowly . Do you remember the Interface ? Merita was behind that little land grab also. 6500 acres of some of the best recreation land available was closed and she has been behind closing Candy Rock also as is Mike Boring . Congressman McClintock's office was astounded when they visited the area and found out the details behind the closure.
          The only product this area has to sell is recreation and that ability is dependent on the availability of the use of public lands . There is a agenda within the federal government to get the public off THEIR lands and that is undeniable just look at the ''do-not'' signs and gates with in the national forest today . Merita has been kept in office by the faction who wants to follow this agenda , CSERC, Sierra Club, ICLEI etc. Borean has gone down this same path of wanting to shutter in some more of YOUR public lands for his own selfish and fact less reasons which ultimately will make the community less safe for many reasons which he would realize if he really was a ''local'' as he claims .
          The real ''locals'' and the USFS have been studying this issue for the last 5 years or so and have come to the same conclusion that the NRA's report and Congressman McClintock's office as well as 1300 signatories which is 25% of the local populous have come to the conclusion that CRQ is best left open for the benefit of the entire community .The local police and hunter safety folks use the venue and have for 40 + years with out a problem
          Would you like ANOTHER supervisor who bases decisions on false claims and for personal reasons ? The real facts are available and Borean and Calloway choose to ignore them and rely on falsehoods and hysteria .
          One of the complaints that was being levied about Candy rock was noise so the ''locals'' conducted a sound study and it revealed no problem . We did not have the right letters behind our names so the Forest service hired a professional sound company to do the same test . The results are stated below on page 33 in the report ''Conclusions'' . Our amateur study was within 2 DB's one way or the other of the pricy pro's .

          Conclusions of sound study done by Bollard Acoustical Consultants for USFS page 33 of report dated Oct. 52012
          Based on considerable monitoring of ambient and firearms noise at, and in the general vicinity of, the Candy Rock Quarry, this assessment concludes the following:
          • Noise generated by firearms usage at the quarry is typically plainly audible at the nearest residences. With increasing distance from the quarry, the audibility of the firearms diminishes considerably.
          • Although audible, maximum noise levels generated by firearms usage at the quarry typically did not exceed 65 dBA Lmax at the nearest residences, with the vast majority of the data collected indicating firearms noise levels were below 60 dBA Lmax, with some levels below 50 dB Lmax.
          • Maximum noise levels measured at Site B, which was located in close proximity to existing residences on Utica Drive, frequently exceeded 60 dBA Lmax even when there was no shooting activity occurring at the quarry. These maximums were observed to be caused by natural sounds (primarily birds), property maintenance activities, local traffic, distant aircraft overflights, etc.
          • In the month of May, the quarry was used for shooting activities approximately 2/3 of the days in the month, with the range uses adhering to the posted hours 89% of the time.
          • Computed Day/Night Average Noise Levels (Ldn) for the month of May, including 19 days during which firearms usage occurred at the quarry, typically ranged from 45 to 55 dB Ldn at the nearest residences. These levels are below the County’s 60 dB Ldn exterior noise level standard for residential uses.• Measured maximum noise levels attributable to firearms usage at the quarry were well below levels at which the onset of hearing damage can be expected.
          key , Db-unit of sound , CNEL Community Noise Equivalent Level 24 hr.Av. 7-10 evening = 3 weight . Night time 10 wt. Ldn , Day/Night Average w/o evening av.
          Leq , Equivalent or energy-averaged sound level. Lmax Highest root mean square sound level over a given period of time .




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            Re: WOULD YOU WANT ?
            Posted on: 2014-04-12 14:53:53   By: Anonymous
             
            Interesting, the first paragraph of the last comment describes Sheriff Kuntz to a tee.

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              Re: WOULD YOU WANT ?
              Posted on: 2014-04-12 15:40:06   By: Anonymous
               
              Hello Donna

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                Re: WOULD YOU WANT ?
                Posted on: 2014-04-12 16:34:46   By: Anonymous
                 
                Michael, you have our vote! Lets fix this county, keep our range open and rid ourselves of Meritta!

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                  Re: WOULD YOU WANT ?
                  Posted on: 2014-04-12 17:12:23   By: Anonymous
                   
                  You men are right why would you want a woman in a position of power.
                  It's a man's world. Let's keep it that way

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                    Re: WOULD YOU WANT ?
                    Posted on: 2014-04-13 07:46:44   By: Anonymous
                     
                    Mr Olivera is a politician, he said he would do "what he can" to save shooting at candyrock. The other Mike says keep it closed and Merritta closed it.

                    It is most assuredly a three ring circus

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                      Re: WOULD YOU WANT ?
                      Posted on: 2014-04-13 14:27:27   By: Anonymous
                        Edited By: Andy_Johnson
                      On: 2014-04-18 08:09:42


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                        Re: WOULD YOU WANT ?
                        Posted on: 2014-04-13 16:06:28   By: Anonymous
                         
                        Right on ! D.B. her initials also initials for another kind of bag !

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                          Re: WOULD YOU WANT ?
                          Posted on: 2014-04-21 21:40:29   By: Anonymous
                           
                          hahaha, so true

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                    Re: WOULD YOU WANT ?
                    Posted on: 2014-04-13 15:27:47   By: Anonymous
                     
                    That would only make sense if you think Meritta is a woman, that's a man baby!

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              Re: WOULD YOU WANT ?
              Posted on: 2014-04-15 19:52:45   By: Anonymous
               
              So very true

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            Re: WOULD YOU WANT ?
            Posted on: 2014-04-12 20:00:52   By: Anonymous
             
            Mike Preston

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            Re: WOULD YOU WANT ?
            Posted on: 2014-04-14 12:55:55   By: Anonymous
             
            Hello Preston!

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            Re: WOULD YOU WANT ?
            Posted on: 2014-04-15 10:36:57   By: Anonymous
             
            Yes, facts are relevant as illustrated above blessed by the NRA and now senator McClintock as the letter below shows .
            Candy Rock is a valuable resource to the community not only monetarily but for safety reasons and the senators office recognizes it after viewing it personally and studying the situation.
            The senators office studied the facts and came to the conclusions as stated in the letter below .
            People like Merita would have the pit closed for one reason and that is to curry votes and not even give a thought as to the consequences of her actions . At one point on her web page she had a ''selfie'' of her shooting at Tom Tryons ranch to attempt to connivence the public she was pro 2nd amendment .
            Mike Boring is no different , claiming to be a ''avid'' shooter, and a 2nd amendment supporter wanting to close the pit for his own selfish personal reasons with no regard for the safety of the community .
            Both of these people are the problem with the demise of this district .They and other who complain to the USFS become facilitators for the government to shutter in more of the national forest which is their ultimate goal which devastates our local economy and makes out local society weaker and the county poorer .




            C. Ross Branch
            Field Representative
            Office of Congressman McClintock
            (916) 786-5560
            (202) 747-4328


            Ms. Susan Skalski
            Forest Supervisor
            Stanislaus National Forest
            19777 Greenley Road
            Sonora, CA 95370

            Dear Ms. Skalski:

            I write in regards to the Candy Rock Quarry located on the Stanislaus National Forest, Calaveras Ranger District in Calaveras County near Hathaway Pines, California and the management proposals regarding the site. This letter is in support of continued shooting at Candy Rock Quarry.

            As you are aware, the Calaveras Ranger District is in the process of finalizing its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) which is due out for review in September 2013. My office has received voluminous correspondence regarding the alternative options. Over 1300 people, mostly residents of the Highway 4 corridor being about 25% of the population, have signed written petitions to keep the Quarry open for recreational shooting. Law enforcement officers (including Forest Service personnel), military active duty and combat veterans, hunter safety instructors, and local Scout leaders use the Quarry at various times for firearms training and instruction. The evidence is overwhelming that the Quarry is the safest place for recreational shooting in the forest. The displacement of target shooters from the Quarry presents safety problems as shooting locations will become more dispersed and indiscriminate.

            Target shooting is an important activity for many families and people of all ages and physical abilities. For over 40 years, the Quarry has served as a unique location for this activity. It should remain so.

            The management alternative of Continued Current Management is the most consistent with Federal, State, and local law. I strongly oppose any action which further restricts the right of the public to access public lands for lawful activities.

            I appreciate your attention to this matter.



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      Re: Confused
      Posted on: 2014-04-12 19:05:47   By: Anonymous
       
      Merita will easily win reelection. There are not enough bloggers on the Pine Tree to defeat her. Her base in Forest Meadows and now Murphys will deliver the 50% plus one vote. Merita's challengers will collectively not even get 45% of the vote. Merita is a perfect example of why over 90% of incumbents win reelection. She learned from the best politician in Calaveras County.

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        Re: Confused
        Posted on: 2014-04-12 19:43:04   By: Anonymous
         
        Not this time! If you are from Murphy's. You better take the time to drive through her district! She has destroyed us! All you have to do is drive through her district of 20 years and see what she has done for us! We are very concerned about Murphy's and want to continue to see them thrive! This is the first time Murphy's has had to vote for her! Choose your vote wisely! The only thing she will do is attend events, smile and hug you! Your lucky if she stays for the whole event! But, it looks good! She will not go to battle for you! But, she will pass the buck onto staff and let them take the fall for her decisions!


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          Re: Confused
          Posted on: 2014-04-13 06:39:46   By: Anonymous
           
          you got it right , all merita has done is attend meetings , gladhand and then take the money and pad up her expence acc.

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          Michael Oliveira has MY VOTE
          Posted on: 2014-04-13 20:13:35   By: Anonymous
           
          As I pour through yet another litany of insulting and rude remarks about candidates, I have to wonder.....is there any fact in any of them. Of course the mud slinging, name calling comments I just pass over, but keep going back to the ONE comment that is fact. Although somewhat long winded, it appears as though ONE of your readers has at least done their homework, and I did a check of fact. YES FINALLY........... Mike Borean although a very nice young man, seems to "HAVE A PLAN" that no one can figure out. Being Local does not ensure good representation for our District so that is a moot point. Merita's EXPERIENCE that counts.....well....I am still not sure what it counts for other than debt, no jobs, and no new business. Michael Oliveira is seen everywhere in this district making a difference with LOCAL business's. He is making himself available to ANYONE who would like to find out just what he is about. He has no fear in speaking one on one about your concerns.........and HE IS spot on with facts, ideas, and his vision for our District. I have been on the fence for months.......I have attended almost EVERY event that these 3 have hosted. MY VOTE will be for Michael Oliveira. HE HAS A PLAN (and is already making a difference with his Cash Mob idea) His experience goes well beyond being a retired cop. Just ask him. You will surely be as impressed as I was. And as his campaign slogan states...........he is in fact "Strengthening Our Communities" and he has not even won the election. When was the last time you actually saw a candidate making good on promises BEFORE THE ELECTION. I believe I have made my point with out any name calling or mud slinging. FACT!!!

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            Re: Michael Oliveira has MY VOTE
            Posted on: 2014-04-14 14:36:24   By: Anonymous
             
            GO MICHAEL.......MAKING CHANGE

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              Re: Michael Oliveira has MY VOTE
              Posted on: 2014-04-14 15:50:50   By: Anonymous
               
              Got my vote!

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                Re: Michael Oliveira has MY VOTE
                Posted on: 2014-04-14 20:31:22   By: Anonymous
                 
                Here's the voting history in District 3: Traditional low turnout in the Primary--advantage Callaway. Older/retired voters who do not want change are a big voting block--advantage Callaway. Incumbents win over 90% of elections--advantage Callaway. Minimal press coverage of pending District 3 elections--advantage Callaway. Merita avoiding "hot button" issues the last four years--advantage Callaway. Both Callaway opponents have only average credentials--advantage Callaway. Do you really think Merita will be challenged this time?????

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                  Re: Michael Oliveira has MY VOTE
                  Posted on: 2014-04-14 21:40:10   By: Anonymous
                   
                  You are right on all counts. Merita has become a Master at dodging important issues and keeping a low profile during re-election times. One can only hope that the voters see through this and look beyond their comfort zones. Please people...........get out and talk to these candidates. Be aware of the issues, and WHO can answer the questions. April 16th is a candidates night in Murphys.........go listen to what they all have to say. And watch how well Merita skates by with minimal input. She is a sly one............ but batting eyelashes and using that sugary sweet smile does NOTHING for our District. Get informed !!!!! Vote smart!

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            Re: Michael Oliveira has MY VOTE
            Posted on: 2014-04-15 17:26:59   By: Anonymous
             
            Just read the long ones that obviously contain facts . By reading what you quipped I bet you can figure out which ones reflect facts

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            Re: Michael Oliveira has MY VOTE
            Posted on: 2014-04-15 17:31:01   By: Anonymous
             
            refer to # 12, #23, #29, 34 yours is # 24

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          Re: Confused
          Posted on: 2014-04-21 15:41:17   By: Anonymous
           
          Just for once, can someone give a concrete, factual example of how Merita Calloway had the power to destroy Arnold?

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            Re: Confused
            Posted on: 2014-04-24 13:08:14   By: Anonymous
             
            supervisor in district 2 brought in over $7 million to restore the forest-based economy in West Point area.

            Merita? Approved a cruddy bakery that failed immediately.

            Done.

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