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Posted on June 11 at 4:56 a.m.

This is a well written and researched article. IV is big money for these landlords. It also explains why the cities of Santa Barbara and Goleta don't want jurisdiction over the community.

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Posted on June 9 at 6:34 p.m.

And hell, I'm not even telling people what to do and what not to do, all I am saying is don't make me pay for it.

On Gibraltar Skateboarder Sustains Major Head Injuries

Posted on June 9 at 2:09 p.m.

You also seem to want to equate extreme sports with athletes. The two are most often not the same. Are most people that don't engage in foolish and risky behaviors couch potatoes? Of course not! Your analogy is just plain silly!

On Gibraltar Skateboarder Sustains Major Head Injuries

Posted on June 9 at 1:01 p.m.

And Loon, I read your post.. Are you saying that people that engage in extreme sports are healthier? That's strictly an assumption of yours. And yes, I mentioned cigarettes in response as an example ot people engaging in risky behavior that the government makes them pay for.

And you seem to want to put into my mouth that I am asking the government to regulate these activities. I am not. I just don't want the taxpayers to be liable for the thrillseeking of others.

On Gibraltar Skateboarder Sustains Major Head Injuries

Posted on June 9 at 12:27 p.m.

Uh, no it's not. It's a fee the state charges for fire protection, not insurance.

On Gibraltar Skateboarder Sustains Major Head Injuries

Posted on June 9 at 12:05 p.m.

I also pay a fee every year to the state for living in a high fire area. I accept that. There's no reason people on the Mesa need to subsidize my living in Mission Canyon.

On Gibraltar Skateboarder Sustains Major Head Injuries

Posted on June 9 at 11:55 a.m.

We penalize people for risky behavior already. Has anyone seen the price of cigarettes lately? How do you feel about motorcyle helmet laws? It's not like this concept breaks any new ground.

On Gibraltar Skateboarder Sustains Major Head Injuries

Posted on June 9 at 11:12 a.m.

Hey, the reason we are even having this conversation is because someone with no brains or common sense decided to luge down Gibralter Rd and ran into a car. A month or so ago, some guy fell out of his hang glider. You want to do that, fine. I have no problem with it. The problem I have is then our first responders have to risk their lives to go get what's left of them. They can do that. Just send them (or their estate) the bill.

And yes, just because our government employee salaries and pensions are totally out of whack doesn't mean we have to put up with people doing incredibly stupid things and expecting the taxpayer pick up the tab. And I'll say this again. They should be able to do these things, but if they suffer consequences, they should pick up the tab, not the taxpayer.

On Gibraltar Skateboarder Sustains Major Head Injuries

Posted on June 9 at 9:47 a.m.

Actually, I encourage people to live the life they want to live, just don't ask me to pay for it.

On Gibraltar Skateboarder Sustains Major Head Injuries

Posted on June 9 at 9 a.m.

This is what California tax and regulations get for you.

http://www.gasbuddy.com/GasPriceMap

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