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Posted on June 19 at 5:58 p.m.
see, foo, you need the strings of ad hominem comments to help you visualize yourself. You demonize yourself, FOO, by writing about police jackboots whom I think you mean when writing "the public guardian needs to step in and make choices for them" [for the homeless]. And who would guard the Guardians, or select them? Would it you you, foo, and the 1%? Inane.
On Murder on Santa Barbara Street
Posted on June 19 at 5:55 p.m.
I bicker, therefore I am. Whew, what a thread, the thread wars barge forward. Spirit, you've never answered Eckermann's good questions 6/18/13 at 4:11 pm... the panga boat conspiracy theory is banal and not worth responding to. However, agreed there's plenty of useless gadgetry, that the various gov't entitites want to get funding to interdict whatever, and BC is totally correct that with decriminalized mj laws we would only have illegal immigrants to worry about. are the drones, assassinating over 4000 Muslims, "useless gadgetry" -- let's debate something more vital that pangas.
On Another Panga Found On Tajiguas Beach
Posted on June 17 at 4:44 p.m.
EB, I vote for "Out-of-towners looking for a SB vacation condo"
On Alma del Pueblo Taking Shape
Posted on June 17 at 4:42 p.m.
Brown has been prudent and responsible, JL, what the heck are you talking about?! It isn't "tax the rich" but rather BEAR YOUR FAIR SHARE! How about the hundreds of billions Apple and other corps tax shelter abroad? Gimme a break.Oh, and you name only Demos ["Feinstein, Boxer, Capps, Williams, Jackson, Brown, Carbajal, Murillo"] so no more of your tripe about being "center left". I do agree that these increasing revenues from the 1% will not ultimately solve the underlying problems, but it helps in the short run.
On Hannah-Beth Jackson Breaks Down Jerry Brown
Posted on June 15 at 4:30 p.m.
and we should all fear Balaam's Ass.
On Echoes Through Time
Posted on June 15 at 4:28 p.m.
OK, the westward movement of pioneers and so on to California after 1848 led to the dominance of English over Spanish in California, it was a sort of linguistic conquest, too, or perhaps "onslaught". But in some areas, Santa Barbara as an e.g., large islands or segments of the population remained mother tongue Spanish-speaking. This, zappa, is the difference: like me, when YOU traveled abroad you tried to learn the language of the area (German for me). But many native speakers of Spanish here did not "travel" to this area, or if they did (illegals) there was an island or zone where speaking Spanish was OK.I am no fan of enforced bilingualism in schools.So you say that respect for an indigenous Spanish-speaking area means infantilizing them? Makes little sense.
On Student English Learners Showing Improvements
Posted on June 15 at 10:37 a.m.
OK, Bill, so they then go to a local bar or to the Casino out your way, get lit up, and roar out and kill themselves or other drivers or luckily just get a DUI. Of if young boarders, smoke some weed, do something else to get high, then roar down the sidewalks in town. Cultures changing.... I am sorry for J. Williams, but she also needs to adjust. It is not so difficult to whip out your cellphone and take a pic of one of these as****les, just to frighten them, let them see you doing it...or yell at them...stand up for your rights. I have been verbally accosted by one of these wheeled-yahoos about the pic, and it's kinda fun to growl F*** O**! And yes, lots of skateboarders are very polite and pleasant, but not all.
On Terrorists on Wheels
Posted on June 15 at 10:31 a.m.
ha, the cycle won't be broken, JL, because voters aren't quite as ignorant as you imply.
Posted on June 15 at 10:29 a.m.
I think their NUMBERS are very different, Bill, not necessarily their needs. However, since their linguistic presence here in Calif. antedates the onslaught of English-speakers ("Yankees") yeah, their needs are different as well. There are decades-old Spanish-lang. radio stations and newspapers and TV stations and an entire culture, aligned with anglo culture, but still unique and different. Growing up, one might have many older relatives, citizens, who always speak in Spanish with you...so this kid's linguistic background is different than that, say, of a legal immigrant Vietnamese person or German-speaker. Don't agree necessarily that "Human nature is such that if a person does not have to learn a language, they probably won't". I think a partial solution is that we all should learn at least 3 languages, it isn't that hard with good instruction and hard work.
Posted on June 14 at 8:01 p.m.
it's not $100 mill, spirit, you're reading the tea leaves, what utter nonsense.
On Slowly Twirls the Dog
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