Comments by BondJamesBond

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Posted on August 22 at 8:21 p.m.

At this point in time... SBCC and UCSB need to stop growing. Especially given the fact that IV has already reached the absolute saturation point in terms of population density. If SBCC and UCSB were to cap enrollment, this would have the automatic effect of making them both more exclusive, and desirable institutions to attend. SBCC wants to borrow another 1/2 Billion dollars from SB homeowners... That's Billion with a B!! $500,000,000. Don't be redonkeylous. Seems like the big bricks and mortar investments in education are giving way to online courses anyway... I got a call today from Cornell University which was touting a 12 week online course with a certificate, that didn't even require a visit to the physical campus in New York

On City College Needs Measure S

Posted on August 21 at 8:08 a.m.

THX Nick... Good job as usual. Maybe a serious moratorium on growth is in order for both SBCC and UCSB. IV has clearly reached/exceeded the population density levels that are sustainable...

On I Bark, Therefore I Yam

Posted on August 18 at 8:06 a.m.

This is soo great... Don't forget all the damage that the pursuit of oil does to the environment, and the geopolitical mayhem it begets... And, how much to we spend on these freeways? The bicycle an old invention, may provide at least one of the many smart ways forward. The automobile(or at least the internal combustion engine) is not it.

On How to Make a Million

Posted on August 16 at 6:57 a.m.

Can someone explain to me how it makes economic sense to build more buildings in Goleta, when there are so many large vacant buildings with "For Rent" signs on them now? I'm serious, does this pencil out? Discuss, discuss amongst yourselves.... Wouldn't it make more sense to lease one of the empty places?

On Goleta Goes Off Target?

Posted on August 11 at 7:46 a.m.

THX Cat - All good suggestions... It's also good that you make people aware that things are still not well in IV. When are the powers that be at UCSB going to become aware that the mayhem in IV is having a major impact on the school's academic reputation? If... the UCSB leadership is aware of the fallout from IV... Why aren't they doing more about it? Drug and alcohol education might be a start. The UC leadership is a Cal statewide organization, with immense resources at its disposal... yet action from UCSB seems negligible. Pls keep us informed Cat. As an alum and parent of a current student, these problems are on my radar screen ...

On Trouble in Isla Vista

Posted on August 3 at 7:23 a.m.

Doesn't the Newspress publish enough of this oil industry nonsense?? Why must the Independent also? Hydrocarbons and nukes are on the wrong side of history... Get w/ it people.

On Taxpayers Should Oppose Proposed Fracking Ban

Posted on July 29 at 6:56 p.m.

Volok... Yes these perennial GOP candidates are slaughtered mercilessly. One has to wonder as to motivation... What could it be? Are they offered some sort of promise by party big wigs? What makes them take on such a thankless task?? One also has to wonder as to the intelligence of such people...

On Meeting Congressional Candidate Chris Mitchum

Posted on July 25 at 7:39 a.m.

Much ado about nothing....

On UCSB Professor Pleads No Contest in Theft, Battery Case

Posted on July 4 at 9:02 a.m.

Hmm... Maybe Mr. Ebenstein and Andy Caldwell should get together and craft some policy statements... YIKES. Both men get such a large amount of air/print space here locally... Seems like if very many people agreed with them we'd have more Republicans in local elected positions. Also, Mr. Ebenstein just couldn't resist putting in a plug for hydrocarbons and fracking.... THAT'S a popular position here locally!! Not.

On Republicans Should Move to Center

Posted on June 15 at 8:55 a.m.

Bravo Santa Barbara....

On High-Intensity Oil-Extraction Ban Headed to Ballot

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