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Posted on January 11 at 12:01 p.m.
"On the facts, Schneider is absolutely right.".... Minor details. What would motivate "public servants" to spend almost half a Billion dollars doing the wrong thing?? Follow the money.... How can freeways even pencil out, when it costs that much to facilitate the improvement of 10 lousy miles of highway?? OMG. This is not about improved transportation... This is a large scale transfer of wealth from public coffers to construction companies, pure and simple. We all know the evolved/conscious solution to this traffic problem would be using the rails to get these Ventura commuters out of their cars between 7-9am, and 5-6pm each week day. $360 Million is enough dough to get even Union Pacific to wake up to the possibilities of transporting 10-20,000 people a day. I'm sure UP could be motivated for considerably less. As to AL Bardach... she is an intelligent, articulate, and perhaps well meaning person, who is just simply wrong about this issue. Nothing will be gained by shooting the messenger of the truth in this case... Bravo Helene!!
On Bark Like a Dog, Walk Like a Man
Posted on December 24 at 1:24 p.m.
Try going from downtown SB to points south on a weekday 4-6PM , and you will see that the work Caltrans has done so far has actually increased congestion... Coast Village road is impassable, as is Lillie ave in Summerland. BRAVO TO HELENE. She is a true profile in courage. Whatever you political persuasion... you have to admire her courage to speak the truth to overwhelming power. I think the Sepulveda Pass is 16 lanes now... How's that working for you??? haha. The original agreement was a "Lane and a Train". This was the will of the people. This SBCAG thing is largely meaningless. If I were some of these people I would be a little worried any time I was on the same side of an issue as Andy Caldwell....
On The Shunning of Helene Schneider
Posted on November 21 at 9:26 a.m.
It would be nice to see more evidence of cost cutting ... they continue to raise administrators' salaries while asking students for more $. As a former Gaucho who also worked part time for the university, I can tell you that there was an enormous amount of waste. Have you ever looked at the inflated costs of public sector construction?? I suspect if they brought in outside/independent auditors they would be able to cut costs dramatically. New online education initiatives will also substantially reduce the need for human resources and bricks/mortar. Interesting too that the same day that the Prez announces amnesty for 5M illegals, many in Calif... Napalitano announces UC tuition increases....?
On UC Regents Approve Tuition Increase
Posted on November 16 at 10:24 a.m.
Bravo.... The glorification of war and the military, to commemorate an unnecessary catastrophe like WW1 is insane, yet it continues. Amidst the military vehicles parading down State St, the roaring WW2 bombers overhead, and all the waving flags... The work of the Veteran's For Peace is a beacon of hope .... Maybe the madness of war will end someday. Read WW1 poet Wilfred Owen's: Dulce Et Decorum Est, and then tell "The old lie to children seeking desperate glory, it is sweet and good to die for one's country"....
On More Peace, Less War
Posted on November 12 at 11:13 p.m.
Cap UCSB enrollment and make the school more exclusive and elite by definition...Limit SBCC to locals...
On State Commission to Hear UCSB's 15-Year Expansion Plan
Posted on November 12 at 11:12 p.m.
Cap UCBS enrollment making the school more exclusive and elite by definition...Limit SBCC to locals...
Posted on October 30 at 10:07 a.m.
Yes on P is the correct answer!! What is happening at the Indy right now?? "No" last week, "YES" this week? Good to see they finally got it right!! OMG. We look to you for intellectual leadership. We depend on you to do the research, and give us intelligent outlooks. How could you have gotten it so wrong, on one of the most important measures of our time? I'm glad to see you got it right, just days before the vote....
On An Anti-Endorsement
Posted on October 7 at 10:09 p.m.
Let's make the freeway 50% bigger.... That'll help!! Ha
On Ozone Shot Up This Weekend
Posted on September 6 at 7:02 p.m.
Any and all growth at UCSB and SBCC needs to stop, unless and until the IV situation is addressed. Jarvis ... Where does the $500M come from?? I quoted this # from you once and retracted it... $280M is still too much... especially given that there are other bond measures out there.
On Getting Back to Basics
Posted on September 1 at 9:55 p.m.
Nuclear power like other 20th century power sources (Fossils too) have very unlikely, but highly catastrophic accidents.... Chernobyl, Fukushima, The Gulf, and last but not least... The Santa Barbara Channel... Questions? Why continue with this madness??
On Reflections in a Dog's Eye