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Posted on December 20 at 5:39 p.m.

A book which supports "our" [gulp!] position here, Jarv, is Elizabeth Losh's THE WAR ON LEARNING (MIT Press 2014) -- the digital divide is a BS concept foisted upon us by Apple, Google, Amazon, and the bizarre Internet trekkies.

On Educational Leadership, Technology, and the Future

Posted on December 20 at 5:35 p.m.

Nick Welsh's 9/04/12 column details Schneider's abrupt jettison of her 4-point reform plan THAT OUR CITY NEEDS: http://www.independent.com/news/2012/...
Acting as a good-faith mayor, Schneider's plan made "Public-employee unions [were] wary about Schneider’s initiative requiring their members to pay the maximum legal contribution into their retirement plans — which would save City Hall $2.5 million(.)", wrote Welsh. This whole deal connects to the 101 widening because THESE PENSION OBLIGATIONS are her business, all this BS about SBCAG and the widening is part of Helene's kissing up to Montecito moneybags like Ron Pulice and Mont. 101 -- NOT really City business.
Jarv, glad for some agreement, & I note you lacked the balls to spout your usual gibberish that shifting to a 401(K) is good for the worker: if you had, we'd have all seen that for the utter balderdash idea it is.

On The Shunning of Helene Schneider

Posted on December 19 at 5:40 p.m.

ya see, jarv, sit at the feet of a teacher and you'll learn something; starting with humility is a good step.
No, I do not mean shifting these pensions to a 401(K) as YOU have often stated (absurd; won't happen), but I DO mean getting the City workers to pay in 6 - 9% of their pay into their OWN pension plans, just like the UC pension plan workers pay, and most other reasonably solvent public pension plans.

On The Shunning of Helene Schneider

Posted on December 19 at 5:34 p.m.

ALL comments under IN SEARCH OF HOME have been deleted by webadmin: the tenor of the several I read were "rediculous" [sic] as Emily's mom wrote; many were about "entitlement" and GO AWAY to Santa Maria. Nice fellas, eh?!

On The Shunning of Helene Schneider

Posted on December 19 at 5:28 p.m.

[from my 6:30 am post today under the Mayor's self-serving and inane Voices letter]:
"SBCAG Board has just bluntly snubbed Schneider by denying her its Board chairmanship, which she would have normally rotated into. Instead SBCAG put in the Mayor of Solvang: BECAUSE HE WILL FAST TRACK WIDENING THE 101, and Schneider has outrageously asked for public lawsuits against doing this!! C'mon, Helene, you gotta pack it in and begin working for residents of the CITY OF SB, of which you are ostensibly the mayor. Or are you? Please show your seriousness by reviving the City Pension Plan reform you ONCE cared about in Sept. 2012."

On The Shunning of Helene Schneider

Posted on December 19 at 6:31 a.m.

SBCAG Board has just bluntly snubbed Schneider by denying her its Board chairmanship, which she would have normally rotated into. Instead SBCAG put in the Mayor of Solvang: BECAUSE HE WILL FAST TRACK WIDENING THE 101, and Schneider has outrageously asked for public lawsuits against doing this!! C'mon, Helene, you gotta pack it in and begin working for residents of the CITY OF SB, of which you are ostensibly the mayor. Or are you? Please show your seriousness by reviving the City Pension Plan reform you ONCE cared about in Sept. 2012.

On Highway Project Promises to Ruin City Traffic

Posted on December 19 at 6:17 a.m.

'honest and sincere advice' still translates to: get yourself and your wonderful daughter out of town: try Lompoc or Santa Maria. No, the mom's not "entitled" to live in SB, but assuming she's willing to work does she have the right to an opportunity to live in our golden paradise?

On In Search of Home

Posted on December 19 at 6:12 a.m.

agree ETR, and 'ol Jarv apparently does flourish in his fantasy-land where everyone has that "nest egg of at least $400,000 ...if you have planned well for your future[.]" as 'ol Jarv implies HE has. Stats show the average American about to retire with Jarv's favored 401(K) pseudo-retirement has just $80,000 in it. Jarvis, you've been a 1% mouthpiece so long you've begun to believe your own arrant Gilded Age gibberish. Sad, you occasionally sound intelligent and well-read.

On No CLASS in Affordable Care Act

Posted on December 18 at 6:20 a.m.

agree salsipuedes when you write "the burden of proof is on the accuser[.]" in our legal system, but would you also agree that in the public court of our suffocating social media Cosby has already been tried and immediately "tarred and feathered" with a destroyed reputation, public humiliation, and public scorn at age 77.
I won't so far as nativegeo's sarcastic [and hilarious] gibe that our country should "...no longer tolerate[s] young white hussies seducing innocent and elderly black males." ! IF Cosby has done any of these things of which he's been accused in the media, then he should pay criminally. But if he hasn't done them, then he's been hanged, drawn, and quartered unfairly, ; flailed by the internet.

On When Accusations of Rape Disturb the "Natural Order of Things"

Posted on December 18 at 6:12 a.m.

I concur whosecity, and poor Helene's contortions in this piece aren't fun to observe.
Yeah, I certainly DO wish you had gotten into this 5 years ago, Helene. And you thus admit you got into these highway obsessions after the fact: hey look, the voters, from the entire COUNTY, want this built and built the CalTrans way without your holy left-side ramps! You note the Measure A monies "come[s] from S.B. County taxpayers".
Why not tend to more pressing CITY of SB matters, oh mayor? Why not revive your thoughtful Sept. 2012 four-point reform package, which included important and NEEDED SB City public pension reforms?! Why not work more for the direct benefit of THE CITY OF SB rather than place future career placement above the needs of our City?

On Highway Project Promises to Ruin City Traffic

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