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Posted on January 29 at 12:04 p.m.
Freedom of speech is a non-violent action.
When freedom of speech reveals the truth about the errors and mis-truths of religion, including Islam, the followers of these religions or mis-truths either change and evolve, or they become scared and act violently towards those who practice non-violence.
You can tell a religion is false by their actions. Repressing women and women's rights, keeping children ignorant and isolated without education are obvious signs of ignorance which eventually turn into violence.
Islam is a huge source of ignorance. Until muslims have a chance to think rationally they will continue to suffer and persecute others. The denial and justifications presenting one form of Islam to be better than another is a false equivalence.
On The Tragedy of Paris
Posted on January 26 at 10:58 a.m.
"Salud Carbajal and Steve Lavagnino dissenting"
That's not the usual north/south split.
Salud Carbajal appears to be following the gambling interests. If he has any congressional aspirations, the deep pockets from the casinos could really help him get elected. And who can blame him. He knows the B.I.A. is not going to do anything to help Santa Barbara County. Why stand up for something that is D.O.A.?
Then again, while Salud represents Santa Barbara County, shouldn't he be standing up for the interests of the majority? Should the Camp 4 development in the fertile Santa Ynez valley really be able to bypass the County's approval process or at least have a semi-decent E.I.R.?
On County Appeals Federal Camp 4 Approval
Posted on January 18 at 11:50 a.m.
When will the dark ages end?
On Junipero Serra, Ready for Liftoff
Posted on January 17 at 11:24 a.m.
Sheriff Bill Brown should have known better than to try to incarcerate mentally ill people into his new jail system. without the mentally ill in his prison he would not have had the numbers to lobby for his big new prison complex in Santa Maria.
Das Williams and Hannah-Beth Jackson didn't speak out for social justice when they had the chance. Or they didn't want to take on the CCPOA who probably donate to their kiddy.
Something stinks here.
On Dog Run Amok
Posted on January 13 at 10:59 a.m.
As long as I don't have to pay the over-priced tuition at the UC system, then hurray and I say they are #1.
With the over-priced tuition I'll pass on the sociology degree thank you very much.
On UCSB Sociology Program Ranked Number One
Posted on January 8 at 9:48 a.m.
That's what SBCAG gave away to Caltrans. Santa Barbara could have used $360,000,000.
SBCAG betrayed the public. Shame on them and the stooges like Bardach who are too clueless to know what happened.
On Bark Like a Dog, Walk Like a Man
Posted on December 27 at 9:29 a.m.
The Mayor and Bendy White have backed up their claims with facts. The oppisition has yet to show any evidence that they are wrong.
Where's your facts Gray? Complaining doesn't change reality.
On The Big Picture
Posted on December 24 at 9:45 a.m.
Sounds like the EPA is protecting polluters by giving lots of lip service but no action on runoff.
On EDC Sues EPA Over Storm Water Runoff
Posted on December 22 at 8:13 a.m.
Reducing the prison population by 45% into mental health housing and outpatient treatment is the practical, most effective, and most economical way to address the prison overcrowding in California, as well as reduce crime.
We certainly don't need a new prison in Santa Maria. Can our elected officials figure this out before they give away millions of dollars to the CCPOA?
Let's move society out of the dark ages regarding mental health.
On Mental Illness Requires Treatment, Not Incarceration
Posted on December 21 at 7:15 p.m.
Please follow the money as the Mayor points out. It's all going to Caltrans.
Remember Measure D and Measure A? When you follow the money you learn that voters got screwed over by Caltrans. Thanks Mayor for warning us.
A County of Santa Barbara Transportation Sales Tax, Measure A ballot question was on the November 4, 2008 ballot in Santa Barbara, California, where it was approved.Measure A authorized Santa Barbara County to impose a one-half cent sales tax that is a continuation of Measure D, a one-half percent transportation sales tax that voters approved in 1989.
Measure A campaign logoA 2/3rds supermajority vote was required to approve Measure A.
Measure D, the original sales tax measure to support transportation in the county, was set to expire in 2010. It funded 17 regional transportation projects, including the widening of Highway 101 from Milpas Street to Hot Springs Road.
The county expected to perform these projects if Measure A was approved:
Repair potholes;Complete the widening of Highway 101 from Santa Barbara to Carpinteria;Improve local streets, and highways;Provide safe routes to school;Expand public bus services and passenger rail, with increased senior and disabled accessibility;Improve pedestrian and bike paths;Synchronize traffic signals;Earthquake retrofit bridges, tunnels and overpasses;Mitigate runoff and water pollution from road construction
On Follow the Money