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Posted on January 31 at 6:26 p.m.

Botany, partially agree when you write "This income inequality problem isn't due to greed by the 1%, this is due to federal reserve policy, technology and trade policy." It's foolish for you to deny "greed" to the 1%, come on! I know that QE is a problem, poor government regulation [by SEC] of Wall St., and your technology point isn't clear. I admit I'm still trying to figure out why QE is so negative...

On South Coast House Prices Jump 18.6 Percent

Posted on January 31 at 4:16 p.m.

what about your apparent conflict of interest, Mr Rowse, since you are a Council member AND you brag that you're on a BID [Downtown Santa Barbara] Board of Directors?? Who gets the profits from Downtown Santa Barbara's "contract" with your City of SB for the cleaning and maintenance? How can you be on both if Downtown has contracts with the City? What is your financial relationship with Downtown Santa Barbara? All this helps your Paradise Cafe, wow, you're quite the businessman-politician-street-cleanin' man.

On To BID or Not to BID

Posted on January 31 at 4:10 p.m.

when you sink into insulting drivel like "shut their pie holes", Jarvis, you ensure no one listens to your spite and nastiness and ethnic prejudice. The Tribal members are wonderful inheritors of a fabulous culture, that the Europeans and mestizos just about wiped out. I admire their efforts to rebuilt what they can of a shattered unity. I don't have to accept that Camp 4 should be part of the Reservation. Your venom damages the discussion, you're just ugly about it. Go hit on some other thread; forget to drink your coffee today, mouthpiece?

On Rightful Ownership

Posted on January 31 at 2:32 p.m.

thank you Mr. Shiffman, and of course I agree and many do when you write, "reacquiring items that represent their history is a good thing and should be encouraged and supported." And don't most of the beautiful extant baskets belong to private French investors? Why not go after them legally under EU laws? The Greeks continue to press the UK hard about the return of the so-called Elgin Marbles [Parthenon sculptures], which I have to admit are beautifully displayed at the British Museum... is this the same case?
I'm respectfully opposed to changing the Camp 4 status to Reservation status via fee-for-transfer, and at letter's end you disingenuously conflate the Camp 4 area with "the repatriation of a tribal artifact". This is misleading as I'm sure you know: you compare a gorgeous historic basket with 1400 acres of land. Time has passed. By your logic let's take over the entire SYValley and give it back to the 137 members of the established federal tribe of the SY Valley Tribe. Will not happen.

On Rightful Ownership

Posted on January 31 at 11:48 a.m.

Natty's like that, KV, because he needs to keep ranting about his short-term winning cause [P], but also because deep down he knows the country WILL but be shutting down oil more and more. Don't worry, Nattyg, start selling out of your petroleum stocks, the main thing is that your nest egg is OK.
It's always saddening to see this happen, much as Natty enjoys it.

On Citrix Cutting 900 Jobs Worldwide

Posted on January 31 at 11:44 a.m.

Glad he got caught and punished; amazed it took so long and he got away with it so long. Atomic makes sense here. Loon, don't waste any more time on his pap, Botany.

On Boy Scouts Settle Abuse Case

Posted on January 31 at 11:41 a.m.

Yes, it more commonly ends with a whimper rather than Eliot's bang.

On The Tragedy of Paris

Posted on January 30 at 4:19 p.m.

nomore writes, "you and your ilk told us for years about the racial equality of Europe and Great Britain(they are different Dan)" -- BS! like most of your many errors, you make unwarranted assumptions, which is lousy scientific method and illogical thinking. I've been in London plenty, I've NEVER imagined the putative "racial equality of Europe" [what a laugh, you're angry so make stupid assumptions]. Grow up a bit nomore and try to have a rational discussion, I won't give you the ilk talk: although you do call folks here "whores" and you get off insulting obese people with weight problems, and so on; very lucid and value-free. Take a deep breath, try to scrawl something thoughtful; at times you can do this.
PS you're well over eighty if your "10x" were true; 10 x 6 = 60 years, and let's assume you weren't doing serious travel before you were 20. Farcical.

On The Tragedy of Paris

Posted on January 30 at 11:19 a.m.

I've lived outside the USA for six years, admittedly not so long. I've also worked outside the USA, teaching in Germany and doing research in Greece. I've only got German. Your original assertion indicated "that our system is the only system in operation" -- if it isn't what you meant, write more clearly, you're a scientist, try doing that. When you resort to writing of my "stupidity" I gotta chuckle, nomore: that's all you got? Silly ad hominems? Dig deeper, "professor," you'll eventually figure it out.

On The Tragedy of Paris

Posted on January 30 at 8:31 a.m.

not the point you think it is, nomore, when you write "the huge majority of even non violent Muslims think it should be illegal to draw pictures of Mohammed " -- duh, they don't live in the USA and thus don't have your insular/US-centric blindered assumption that a USA viewpoint [separation of Church and State; freedom of expression] is the only possible viewpoint. Very narrow; stick to engineering. Further, you're unsophisticated and prejudiced vs. all religions with your ridiculous assertion that "Religion and ideologies are always used to manipulate people" -- true of ideologies, true of some religions at some time-periods, a gross generalization about religion and religions in general. Try reading some history and pondering a bit, your ignorance is showing.

On The Tragedy of Paris

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