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Posted on September 9 at 2:12 a.m.
When I "remember 9/11" I don't remember the 3000 people that died that day or the thousands that died in war afterwards. I remember how our government has let the terrorists win. The sick group of people that orchestrated 9/11 accomplished a lot more than they intended. That group of people has affected the lives of every American. Millions of Americans everyday day shake their heads and mutter "9/11..." while following some pointless procedure or law. Not a single post 9/11 law or policy has saved any American lives.
Yet everyday while our liberties are taken away we sheepishly bow our heads to those 19 men and thier 1,368 virgins, muttering: "you win..."
On Stand By Your Dog
Posted on September 9 at 1:38 a.m.
"So tell me, what do the Chinese know that we don’t?"
That is the $1.2 billion question. McCourt would be an idiot for not taking this offer. However, what would you do if someone walked up to you and offered to buy your house for twice what it is worth? You have to wonder, what do they know that we don't?
On Ball Four in Beijing
Posted on September 7 at 11:36 a.m.
We all felt the same way about terrorists affter 9/11. We all cheered for the Patriot Act. After ten years, Im guessing 99% of charges filed using the act were not against terrorists.
On Date Set for Gang Injunction Arguments
Posted on September 7 at 3:45 a.m.
No one likes these gang member thugs. SBPD has plenty of power to arrest these people on probation violations. SBPD does not need any more power. This is nothing but a publicity stunt. If they want to arrest someone for looking suspicious they will find a way under current laws. Giving more power to the powerful can be be dangerous. (Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely).
Posted on September 7 at 3:26 a.m.
I love driving cars. I love riding bikes. I wish I could drive or ride anywhere I wanted. However, driving through downtown State St. makes no sense to me though. I'm sure anyone reading this does not use this street for any practical purposes. Everything is accessible from Chapala and Anacapa, 500ft. away. That is a small percentage of what anyone will walk on State St.
The con of closing State St. may be hurting tourists and tourist companies so that should definitley be looked at. I'm guessing that is what SezMe is referring to?
On Are We There Yet?
Posted on September 7 at 3:06 a.m.
It is still very early, but it would be great to see Ron Paul get to run for office!
On Drug War a Success
Posted on September 7 at 3:03 a.m.
Very true Mr. Gardner. The same can be said with the Patriot Act and our current TSA. It is all about control of the people.
Posted on September 7 at 2:48 a.m.
Part One: I just want to know what the parking enforcement officers' motive is. Ticketing vehicles for being in the way of street sweepers is completely logical. However, I have been ticketed on a non-sweeping side of the street for lack of a front license plate and blocking a driveway, on seperate occasions (it was a driveway to an abandoned lot).
I have a friend that worked parking enforcement just a couple years ago in L.A. county and he was only expected to write 20-30 citations a day. He says he could have easily written three times that amount. Using common sense, he only cited the people blatantly in red zones or abusing time limits.
What is pushing these people to cite for irrelevant matters? Someone please explain to me the motivation behind these parking enforcers!
Part Two: I was also cited by SBPD (not parking enforcment) a couple weeks later for having a parked car without a front plate at 4:00 AM. It just baffles me why anyone would say we need more police or they need more money to cite parked cars for not having a front plate. How can anyone take this police force seriously when they stop their patrol car on a residential street at 4:00 AM to cite a car for lack of a front plate?
On Street Sweep Snafu
Posted on September 5 at 4:17 a.m.
Let's play mad libs with noletaman's comment.
"I'm sure many if not most "black men" are fine friendly "people". However pretty much anytime you hear of someone being killed by a "person" it is that "race". Sadly a great many people who buy that specific "race" do so becuase of its reputation fior ferocity. (sports team owners?) I had a neighbor who had one and it was a sweet little "person". However anytime I am hiking on the local trails and come across one off leash I get very very nervous."
Is Noletaman ignorant? You make the call.
As the article states, "Be Kind to Pit Bulls."
On Be Kind to Pit Bulls
Posted on September 5 at 3:08 a.m.
It is every person's right to take their own life. If unsuccessful, they should be fined the average cost of the clean up below the bridge.
Post the clean up fee on the bridge and the amount of men and man hours it takes to do this, and people will think twice. Add in some pictures of the deceased too.
Just a simple informative sign should drop the suicide a rate and cost very little.
On CHP Officer Stops Cold Spring Bridge Suicide