Workin' on the dock on the bay: New floating platform to complete Aquatic Center's connection to ...

A big new floating dock is being installed on the Eureka waterfront, which will make Humboldt State University's Aquatic Center that much more aquatic. Full Story
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“Truth is Difficult to Find!”

Since: Dec 07

Eureka/Hoopa, CA

#1 Nov 5, 2010
"The total project cost is $700,000, funded largely by the California Department of Boating and Waterways. The dock itself will be made of mostly high-density plastic. A gangway will access the dock."

Maybe they could create better access at the same time so I can fish off the dock - Do my own acquatic studies!- LOL
shoot me now

United States

#2 Nov 5, 2010
a plastic dock for a disposable society. morons.
Coonrod

Eureka, CA

#3 Nov 5, 2010
I think that the dock is going to be great and I hope that many people use it, butt, if the state is broke where did they come up with $700,000? Now watch as the taxes in the state are raised to deal with the budget "crisis".
Domino 21

United States

#4 Nov 5, 2010
Coonrod wrote:
I think that the dock is going to be great and I hope that many people use it, butt, if the state is broke where did they come up with $700,000? Now watch as the taxes in the state are raised to deal with the budget "crisis".
a post like this does nothing to raise my expectations. american idiots haw haw haw
Domino 21

United States

#5 Nov 5, 2010
Coonrod wrote:
I think that the dock is going to be great and I hope that many people use it, butt, if the state is broke where did they come up with $700,000? Now watch as the taxes in the state are raised to deal with the budget "crisis".
error one, saying you think. error two, thinking you know anything. error three, booting up your computer this morning. error number four, opening your mouth, and removing the doubt we had as to your lack of general knowledge. dufus.
huufc

Arcata, CA

#6 Nov 5, 2010
What a waste of money just so that spoiled college kids can play.

We have 14 trillion dollars in federal debt, a 1.4 trillion dollar federal deficit, 110 trillion dollars unfunded liability in social security and medicare, and a 19 billion dollar deficit in California.

How much longer can our society contuinue like this?
CPetersen

Locust Grove, OK

#7 Nov 5, 2010
shoot me now wrote:
a plastic dock for a disposable society. morons.
Lousy troll job but I'll bite. Obviously composites engineering passed you up in high school. I'm well aware of this "cheap plastic" and it's uses. I've used various types of it. It doesn't rot. It floats as well as styrafoam. It can be repaired. It's nearly bulletproof. It saves on the environment that it doesn't require a single tree or a quarry. Lightweight as compared to other materials. Recycleable. And can be made to order in any color or shape you desire.

WOW. So many options.
Domino 21

United States

#8 Nov 5, 2010
CPetersen wrote:
<quoted text>
Lousy troll job but I'll bite. Obviously composites engineering passed you up in high school. I'm well aware of this "cheap plastic" and it's uses. I've used various types of it. It doesn't rot. It floats as well as styrafoam. It can be repaired. It's nearly bulletproof. It saves on the environment that it doesn't require a single tree or a quarry. Lightweight as compared to other materials. Recycleable. And can be made to order in any color or shape you desire.
WOW. So many options.
composites? man, when i went to high school, polymers may have existed, but no one talked about em. i dont remember em from chemistry, which um, i think i got a d in, but i am pretty sure there was only bakelight when i graduated. lets see, jeff davis was president, and christ was a corporal.

“I don't know who I am”

Since: Dec 07

Fortuna

#9 Nov 5, 2010
Domino 21 wrote:
<quoted text>composites? man, when I went to high school, polymers may have existed, but no one talked about em. i dont remember em from chemistry, which um, i think i got a d in, but i am pretty sure there was only bakelight when i graduated. lets see, jeff davis was president, and christ was a corporal.
Be proud of your ignorance Domino 21-wannabe. It's all you got.

For the rest of you: The dock is open for public use, so it's not just for "spoiled rich kids from HSU."

Have you ever considered what would happen to the local economy if you guys got your wish and all the "spoiled rich kids from HSU" suddenly decided to go elsewhere for their education? Have you thought how much money in injected in the local economy through salaries, local contracts (Mercer Fraser building the dock, for example) or the money those kids get from their parents to live on?

Not to mention HSU is there to educate your children. I, as a local, got my college education at HSU. There are more benefits to having HSU here, but I won't bore you with anymore.

The project was probably approved and funded before the economy's melt down. If it's not spent on this project, then the money goes back to Sacramento and spent elsewhere.

HSU is probably the only major economic engine we have left (legal, that is). Those of you who practice the “culture of ignorance” here may not find that very important; I guarantee your neighbors do.
Idea

Whitethorn, CA

#10 Nov 5, 2010
They should charge a fee to use the dock if it is in the aquatic center's back yard.
CPetersen

Locust Grove, OK

#11 Nov 5, 2010
Domino 21 wrote:
<quoted text>composites? man, when i went to high school, polymers may have existed, but no one talked about em. i dont remember em from chemistry, which um, i think i got a d in, but i am pretty sure there was only bakelight when i graduated. lets see, jeff davis was president, and christ was a corporal.
They've been around as long as plastics themselves. But for industrial and commercial use, not joe blow and his grocery bags. Composites are a range of materials. Probably most noteably carbon fiber. It's been in use since the 60s. Some early consumer uses were in bicycles (Kestrel bicycles back in the early-mid 80s).

The ability to resuse them has been around forever, it's mainly that no one did. Recycling equipment and infrastructure took years and a ton of money (often with gov't grants) to develop.
probly

United States

#12 Nov 5, 2010
The True Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
Be proud of your ignorance Domino 21-wannabe. It's all you got.
For the rest of you: The dock is open for public use, so it's not just for "spoiled rich kids from HSU."
Have you ever considered what would happen to the local economy if you guys got your wish and all the "spoiled rich kids from HSU" suddenly decided to go elsewhere for their education? Have you thought how much money in injected in the local economy through salaries, local contracts (Mercer Fraser building the dock, for example) or the money those kids get from their parents to live on?
Not to mention HSU is there to educate your children. I, as a local, got my college education at HSU. There are more benefits to having HSU here, but I won't bore you with anymore.
The project was probably approved and funded before the economy's melt down. If it's not spent on this project, then the money goes back to Sacramento and spent elsewhere.
HSU is probably the only major economic engine we have left (legal, that is). Those of you who practice the “culture of ignorance” here may not find that very important; I guarantee your neighbors do.
so tell us oh wise one, did they teach about polymers when you were in high school? did you go to high school?
Good Going

Eureka, CA

#13 Nov 5, 2010
Glad to see some locals on the job. Good Going!!

“I don't know who I am”

Since: Dec 07

Fortuna

#14 Nov 5, 2010
probly wrote:
<quoted text>so tell us oh wise one, did they teach about polymers when you were in high school? did you go to high school?
No, not really. I learned about the subject by keeping my mind open to new ideas. You know, reading the news, that sort of thing.

Sorry that the concept of keeping one's mind open to ideas intimidates you so much.
Idea

Whitethorn, CA

#15 Nov 5, 2010
Maybe they should spend the $700,000 on renovating the schools (new roofs etc)so that Humboldt County's children can learn more about things like polymers.
Inquiring minds

Santa Rosa, CA

#16 Nov 5, 2010
Don't worry the Eureka Tweekers will have it trashed by this time next year.
CPetersen

Locust Grove, OK

#17 Nov 5, 2010
Idea wrote:
Maybe they should spend the $700,000 on renovating the schools (new roofs etc)so that Humboldt County's children can learn more about things like polymers.
That $700 grand comes from you and me. Want to see it? Vote YES on the next school bond or property-tax-for-schools prop. and hope the fund managers spend it on what you hope they are.

Or....use the power of the internet and they can learn about them for free.
CPetersen

Locust Grove, OK

#18 Nov 5, 2010
Inquiring minds wrote:
Don't worry the Eureka Tweekers will have it trashed by this time next year.
Plastic is easy to repair and graffiti comes off much easier than wood or brick.
Unbelievable

Eureka, CA

#19 Nov 5, 2010
Everyone knows the U.S. is rich in plastic garbage to recycle, unfortunately, the very first plastics made are rapidly breaking-down and they release hormone-mimicking compounds believed to be responsible for the sex-change epidemic in fish and amphibians.

The tip of the iceberg?

Germany began replacing their toxic plastics with biodegradable soy beans two decades ago, while HSU eliminated its degree in the German language.

HSU was compelled to consciously target wealthier student enrollment due to skyrocketing fees. They accomplished this by maintaining full-funding that appeals to the sensibilities of the rich: Massive remodeled and newly constructed venues for athletics, sports, intramural, rock-climbing and other entertainment, millions in new vanity signage, glitzy housing, Center Arts, Center Activities...and the new "boating Center" which is predominantly an over-engineered and grossly underutilized conference center...go in and ask to see the reservations book, I have. It hardly merits the costly maintenance and staffing required.

Meanwhile, California plummets in per-pupil funding, classrooms are crowded and unavailable, experienced professors were early-retired, rising fees make public education inaccessible, content is largely irrelevant to the intractable economic and environmental disasters we face.

But, there's lots of fun things to do for the wealthy kids.

From HSU to Washington, DC, we've made our public investments and bailouts....only the rich can save us now.
pizzahut 21

United States

#20 Nov 5, 2010
The True Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
No, not really. I learned about the subject by keeping my mind open to new ideas. You know, reading the news, that sort of thing.
Sorry that the concept of keeping one's mind open to ideas intimidates you so much.
oh its not the keeping of the open mind, it is the finding of it in the first place. you obviously think that you think you have an open mind. if you really did, someone could show you. but no, you already know, yet you talk about open mindedness. nice...

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