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Posted on November 21 at 7:26 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 8:24 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 9:13 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 9:12 p.m.

Cap UCBS enrollment making 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 October 30 at 8:07 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 8:09 p.m.

Let's make the freeway 50% bigger.... That'll help!! Ha

On Ozone Shot Up This Weekend

Posted on September 6 at 5:02 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 7:55 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

Posted on September 1 at 7:47 p.m.

I do believe the correct amount is $280,000,000 for the bond measure, I may have misstated above... Where does the $500 million dollar amount come from? $280 million is still too much...

On City College Needs Measure S

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

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