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Posted on December 6 at 4:13 a.m.
It's actually $31k per year for a Bachelor's, but whatever...
On Homeless Shelter Numbers Up
Posted on December 6 at 3:49 a.m.
@foofighter: "Being a college community, there is an endless supply of student labor who love flexible working hours and low-skill, low demand jobs that give them time to study and still enjoy college life. No need to look elsewhere to fill those jobs. Plus the students are even grateful to get paid, rather than racking up massive student debt. "
And this is why you can't trust reactionaries like foofighter with things like 'budgets'.
Considering tuition, fees, books, rent, food, utilities, etc - it costs roughly $30k per year to earn a Bachelor's degree at a UCSB. Those 'low-skill' jobs - let's up the minimum wage and say they pay $10 an hour - bring in about $20k per year. So that's an $11k deficit for which undergraduate students will have to make up in student loans just to earn a Bachelor's degree.
Your little model of exploiting student labor creates $44k in student loan debt before a graduate can even enter the properly workforce. Nicely done.
Posted on December 4 at 4:59 p.m.
@foofighter: "Because the old N-P was no shining example of journalistic ethics. Depends upon which side of the fence you were reading it."
Journalistic ethics are not derived from '[a] side of the fence' - that's just the B.S. line you tell yourself to make it seem like this was just a change in perspective and not a total assault on the integrity of the paper and on journalism.
@foofighter: "What daily paper has not had significant loss of readership, while the N-P continues to thrive in the same circumstances."
If this was run like an actual business and not a vanity project for a rich, libertarian ideologue with endless streams of money at which to throw at it, the Newspress would've ceased to exist a long time ago. It's a glorified Blogspot account.
But what is gross about the Newspress debacle and the conversations that continue to follow - what's utterly and truly despicable - is the notion that the truth can be purchased - that it is merely a commodity to be owned by the highest bidder. Facts, honesty, integrity, respect, COMMUNITY - none of those matter when you have the deepest pockets and can buy your version of 'truth'.
And anyone who would defend that rag after the whole child porn affair... well, they deserve that paper and the lowlives that run it. How you sleep at night is really beyond me...
On NLRB Sets <em>News-Press</em> Hearing
Posted on December 4 at 12:09 p.m.
@foofighter: "Their hegemony was shattered when Ms McCaw took over the NewsPress and their wounded howls continue today as they face their progressive irrelevancy."
Apparently, 'progressive irrelevancy' leads a city council majority.
@foofighter: "But there you have it; an alternate view point reinforced easily once you leave the Independent mind-control cocoon."
The Flat-Earth Society also has an 'alternate view' - and they're almost a relevent as the Newspress.
Posted on December 4 at 5:18 a.m.
@foofighter: "Yes, Ms McCaw has the right to put out the paper she wants and take her chances that readers will purchase what she prints. Seems to be working very well for her."
Under her watch, the paper has become a national laughing stock and a case study in how ownership can single handedly destroy the reputation of a newspaper. Her employees have suffered, the field of journalism has suffered, and the city of Santa Barbara has suffered.
But for *her*, it's worked out great.
@foofighter: "This is a dead issue: The owner controls content. Workers can take it or leave it."
That explains the continuing lawsuits.
Posted on November 22 at 1:37 p.m.
@foofighter: "A county split vote came up only twice, not "6 or 8 times in the past 40 years". You exaggerate for effect, eat the rich. Watch that."
'Watch that', huh? Or what? You'll throw some more stupid at me?
I was QUOTING someone else. Your ability to suck the intelligence out of a thread by your mere participation is... well, it's almost a talent.
On Considering a County Split
Posted on November 22 at 8:16 a.m.
@pardallchewinggumspot: "You North County supes blocked the incorporation of IV into a city 6 or 8 times in the past 40 years."
In fact, if the county did split, I.V. would likely get a representative - or, at least, have a significantly greater influence, on the South County Board of Supervisors. It would hugely benefit I.V., but would be something that the north county landlords who own property in I.V. would DESPISE.
The sabre rattling by Peter Adam is just that. He's in way over his head, and clearly doesn't know when to stop talking. And if the county did split, the North County BoS would likely be filled with representatives like him - people to stupid to realize when they're not the smartest guys in the room. I'd give them a year before they'd start eating each others' young.
Posted on November 18 at 10:07 a.m.
@JohnLocke: "Everyone commenting on this issue should read a fascinating article in The Economist a few weeks ago regarding the dismal state of scientific research."
It's funny that, when I read that article, I just knew that the anti-intellectuals on the right would be holding it up as some badge of honor against academics. It was really a nonsense article - one of many published by The Economist (still waiting for Sweden to implement that harsh spending-side austerity the Right was bragging about...).
@JohnLocke: "Also, don't forget that 500 years ago people absolutely knew that the world was flat and 100 years ago people absolutely knew that Newtonian physics was the last word. "
Absolutely, 100% wrong. It was based on the best evidence at the time. No one claimed to have the final answer, nor do they now. But if you don't make decisions based on the best evidence you have, and instead make decisions based on the assumption that the best evidence will be proven incorrect, then you live in a fanstasy world - which is fine, but when your risking the entire planet, you may want to gamble with the odds.
On Enviros Successfully Challenge Oil Drilling Project
Posted on November 17 at 2:02 p.m.
@JohnLocke: " Maybe "Coincidence is not causation -- and Repetition is not truth." should be applied to the religious belief in climate change."
Nearly every scientific body worth its salt in the field of climatology has come to the conclusion that global warming is man made. It is the furthest thing from a 'religious belief' you can get.
Now the deniers, on the other hand - they're the ones who exhibit a belief in something for which there is no evidence. The fact that there are people still in denial about the nature of global warming speaks more to level of ignorance permeating our society than it does about the evidence at hand.
Posted on November 16 at 11:27 a.m.
@foofighter: "Or equally famously, it was also said: Seek the truth, and the truth shall set you free.."
Yes, that quote from the bible, which you misquoted, is just as 'famous' as a 21year old Jack Nicholson film quote. Astounding.
You're like a work of art.
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