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Posted on May 27 at 7:38 a.m.
Well, the military should always be non-political. But politics SHOULD be a factor in deciding if one should join the military or not. Soldiers are often used and thrown away like trash after a conflict. The leaders of this country should think long and hard before committing our soldiers to a military conflict. 4000+ troops and billions of dollars were thrown away and wasted in the war in Iraq. Sure, we got rid of Saddam, but now we have ISIS instead. What have we accomplished? Nothing but waste!
Vote Rand Paul in 2016!
On Bury Me with Soldiers
Posted on May 25 at 7:01 a.m.
Congratulations Utah! I'm sure that the many locations with plenty of land and low housing demand can satisfy the housing demand for the entire country.
As places like San Francisco and Santa Barbara have little land to spare for additional housing, especially affordable housing, states like Utah and Michigan would certainly be able to provide those housing needs that San Francisco and Santa Barbara can't.
On Solution to Homelessness Lies at Hand
Posted on May 25 at 6:31 a.m.
The war on homelessness will be just successful as the war on poverty since LBJ declared it over 50 years ago.
We can already exempt those that are homeless by choice, of which there are many. And why does society owe an obligation to house people in one of the areas with the most demand for housing in the country? Housing isn't just a structure, it's land, it's utilities, safety, privacy. If we were to decide that housing is a "right", why shouldn't the provider of that service choose the location where to provide that service? There is plenty of excess housing inventory in Detroit and other cities that could be used.And what about those that barely make the rent? Might they become "homeless" to qualify for free housing?
We can already determine the success of any future program to eliminate homelessness just by looking at our section 8 housing program. They have already given up even putting new people on the waiting lists, much less finding housing for those that desire it. Landlords are dropping out of the program, yet houses in Detroit remain empty. Would it really be any different if we tried to provide housing for all those that wanted to live for free in SB? We'd end up with urban slums and an unlivable city, and Detroit would still have many empty available homes.
Posted on May 24 at 8:21 p.m.
The oil industry has it's place here as does any other. The overreactions here to this minor spill are astounding. A year from now, no one will ever be able to tell that there was a spill. Certainly, safety precautions are a must and lessons will be learned from this spill. But for those with a passion to eliminate fossil fuels, this is an excuse not based in logic.
On Oil Futures
Posted on May 23 at 12:02 p.m.
Well, Goleta certainly isn't a better managed city with it's unrestrained development, but it beats SB in most other categories.
On Compared to S.B., Goleta has:
Posted on May 22 at 4:33 p.m.
Or made it an independent country again.
On Laws Are Made to Be Broken
Posted on May 22 at 3:04 p.m.
"Laws Are Made to Be Broken"
Like our immigration laws?
Posted on May 22 at 4:43 a.m.
Local issues are distinct from national issues. Many voters that support moderates in local elections vote for liberals in national elections.
There are many local liberals that don't want high rise development, inadequate parking, traffic constriction and onerous taxes.
On Keep City Council Elections in Odd Years
Posted on May 21 at 4:54 p.m.
This should be in the "opinion" section, not the news section. This article is full of conjecture but little fact.
On Huge Oversight Gap on Refugio Pipeline
Posted on May 21 at 12:10 p.m.
Why no angry pooodle the last two weeks? Is Nick on vacation?
On 7 Dogs for 7 Sisters