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Posted on July 31 at 7:50 a.m.

but BC, Nick's history is correct when he writes, "For decades, these countries were ruled by the United Fruit Company (hence the term “banana republic”), and if the populace got uppity about democratic rights, the U.S. Marines would be dispatched ​" -- thus WE do have considerable responsibility, no?

On A Once and Future Dog

Posted on July 31 at 5:11 a.m.

Wonderful column.

On A Once and Future Dog

Posted on July 31 at 1:10 a.m.

This would DOUBLE the number of hotel rooms, add 25% more parking, and use 40% more water {another 35,000 gallons @ day} -- I have defended the Santa Ynez Tribe's development, and their right to make money just as plenty of anglo landowners have made money up there, particularly the exploding viticulture acreage (21,000 acres and rising).
However, now Armenta and his cohort Sam Cohen honestly expect everyone to believe their pious baloney about how they will go about developing Camp 4 after this?!
Come on, Vincent, you're blowing your cover here. What about your stuff about being good stewards for the sacred environment? How about the fact that there are 137 official tribal members? How about your failure to share revenues with the Santa Barbara and other Chumash tribes? A bit of genuine altruism would be thoughtful, kind, and....necessary.

On Chumash Propose 12-Story Hotel Tower

Posted on July 31 at 12:58 a.m.

dolphinpod15 and I are very perturbed when KV, Botany, and DavyBrown agree on something: it ain't natural or right (or, left). The younger generation in w. Europe are really leaving marriage behind, what!? Hey, without the religious/ritual angle, it's just a piece of paper, and other pieces of paper like civil contracts can take care of the materialistic details. The real issue is about commitment, loyalty, compatibility...hey, let's call it what it should be: LOVE. And no piece of paper enforces love.
Marriage is passe, gotta say (despite being happily hitched over 40 years).

On Marriage: No Diversity

Posted on July 28 at 10:43 a.m.

I have Herzl's classic DER JUDENSTAAT from 1896 in German and it's hard going; he is a founder of POLITICAL Zionism (which I respect), but would be troubled by the current RELIGIOUS Zionism of today, of the Gush Emunim and 'Third Temple' fanaticism which I do not respect. Let's not forget the "terrorism" practices by David ben Gurion and the Haganah after 1945 (blowing up the King David Hotel, as e.g.), although certainly not on the scale of either Hamas OR IDF killings of over 1100 Palestinians in Gaza.
Agree, Kevin, the 1967 Six-Day War was started by Arabs; in it Israel shot down 367 jets (mostly Migs) and lost one. Plenty of documentation that in 1967 Israel was NOT insisting on colonizing/occupying the West Bank or on having Jerusalem as its capital.
Dewdly is a creep, and simply wants attention.

On A Look at Hamas

Posted on July 28 at 10:31 a.m.

dewdly is so repugnant, and on other threads too, Kevin, I refuse to engage with his spiteful, nasty stuff.

On A Look at Hamas

Posted on July 28 at 7:08 a.m.

agree with spacey; see Dr. Wada's letter of this same date [7/25], if "Kitti" was the same as "Katie" (both 12) -- wow, this was an officially designated "dangerous dog" which had killed at least one other dog, and was a pit bull mix. Sorry MS Mazzetti but you're way off, this was no sweet and loving animal.

On Dog Killer

Posted on July 28 at 7 a.m.

This "infidel" comment resembles the Know Nothings of the 1840s... check out http://jstreet.org/

On U.S. Helps Destroy Gaza

Posted on July 28 at 6:57 a.m.

OK, dou4, but do the 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs crammed into Gaza, also tyrannized by Hamas, do THEY get a shred of sympathy from you, eh? Eh?!

On A Look at Hamas

Posted on July 27 at 11:24 p.m.

Jarvis, there is a weird disconnect here, since it's Republicans who FAR more than Demos support the IDF hammering Gaza... how do we explain that? I do not know.

On A Look at Hamas

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