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Posted on July 10 at 11:45 a.m.

Constitutional roots ... as seen through their own filters of course!

Most Americans have an extremely poor understanding of the Constitution skewed by moneyed and shouting voices:

http://www.onbeing.org/program/steven...

On Tea Party on Parade

Posted on July 10 at 11:37 a.m.

"American exceptionalism" ... is ideological hogwash. Dogma often used to push extremist/nationalist agendas.

On Tea Party on Parade

Posted on June 28 at 10:13 a.m.

Anyone can read James F. Tracy's paranoid blog postings on the internet. To him, every mass shooting is a government conspiracy to justify gun control. Go ahead and Google him as I have.

But that's not all, he also has a hard-on for climate change skeptics. Yep, it's all a conspiracy by the government. In an earlier generation, James F. Tracy would be supporting op-ed pieces denying man ever landed on the moon.

There's a difference between critical thinking and ad hoc hypothesizing driven by personal biases.

On A Catastrophic Failure with Tragic Results

Posted on June 27 at 8:47 a.m.

James F. Tracy? Really? What a whack job.

On A Catastrophic Failure with Tragic Results

Posted on June 26 at 11:16 a.m.

BTW, the Old Mission's lawn is beginning to get brown. I noticed yesterday Sandpiper is still pretty green. But Goleta has a lot more groundwater reserves than SB.

On City Customers Not Saving Water During Drought

Posted on June 26 at 11:13 a.m.

Looking at the problem mathematically, I suspect there are lots of residential water users compared to hotels, commercial users, etc. So if residential water users cut back a little, that could results in large savings. Possibly larger than just a few big water users cutting back.

Of course, we'd need to see a breakdown of water usage by category to figure out where the biggest net gains could come from. And how much needs to be cut back in each category. I wouldn't be surprised if the City hasn't done this already.

On City Customers Not Saving Water During Drought

Posted on June 26 at 12:22 a.m.

Git two ropes.

On The Scandal of State Water Project Privatization

Posted on June 25 at 11:30 a.m.

Had no idea water districts could be a private business. I thought they were all public agencies. Who was responsible for that transfer in 1995?

Git a rope.

On The Scandal of State Water Project Privatization

Posted on June 24 at 11:12 a.m.

I meant off-market. Clearly I was thinking of something illegal.

On Building Manager, Cops Shut Down Mural Event

Posted on June 24 at 11:06 a.m.

The last time I saw Eloise, we were both little kids growing up in SB. How this town has changed since then.

Rosenfeld and his associates own at least three large properties near the beach (California Hotel, La Entrada, Chapala One). There have been sooo many large property purchases in that area by out-of-town interests, many of them off-book. More than ever, this town is just a capital investment for those who could take advantage of the 2008 recession and low cost of money.

On Building Manager, Cops Shut Down Mural Event

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