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Posted on March 18 at 10:30 a.m.

The North County jail is the largest, most unnecessary pork project our county has ever attempted.

Each year it will suck millions from maintenance and parks so they can unethically warehouse the mentally ill at an exuberant cost.

Cut the losses from the jail now, and put the money back into parks, roads, and public health.

On Budget Talk Centers on Jail, Maintenance Measure

Posted on March 6 at 11:05 a.m.

Religion and over-population are a dangerous mix.

http://www.un.org/en/globalissues/pop...

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Posted on February 27 at 1:48 p.m.

In the long run the injunction will create a divide between gang areas and non-gang areas. Which in my opinion is bad for everyone.

This will actually give gangs the supposed territory they want for selling drugs and having a false sense of power and respect.

Dealing with youth job opportunities and transitioning from probation to jobs will be more successful in reducing violence. Gang-bangers currently derive their identity from being "in the system" and on "probation". Look at the data for how many juveniles violate their probation during their last week of probation so they can stay in the system to keep their reputation.

On Realtors Oppose Gang Injunction

Posted on February 22 at 8:56 a.m.

" Agriculture continues to be the County’s major producing industry with a gross production value of almost $1.3 billion in 2012."

https://www.countyofsb.org/uploadedFi...

On Eco Economics 101

Posted on February 21 at 1:18 p.m.

Actually...... Without the Bradbury dam, Santa Barbara would be much more of an agricultural county with farmers using plentiful well water. We would have maybe 10-20% of the population we have now, and the County's GDP would be much higher due to increased agricultural production. Much of the best agricultural soil got paved over to develop the cities.

Agriculture stil contributes the majority of Santa Barbara County's GDP. Without all the development of the last 50 years the economy would most likely be much stronger than it is now.

Just goes to show, that environmentalism and economic growth go hand in hand.

After agriculture, tourism is our next biggest economic industry. It also is dependent on healthy environmentalism. The places with the worst environmentalism are usually economically dead.

http://www.countyofsb.org/uploadedFil...

On Eco Economics 101

Posted on February 19 at 9:34 p.m.

I hope KDB doesn't become an extension of KUSC. I prefer the classical playlist that KDB plays rather than the "greatest classical hits" from KUSC.

It's nice to have lots of public radio stations to choose from. 89.5, 98.7, 102.3, and 106.9. I'm not sure the news coming from the interns at Antioch will be impartial though. Would love to see local news reported without the political bias we get from local papers both left and right. It would be nice to see issues come before political parties and political agendas.

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Posted on February 18 at 9:23 p.m.

Funny that the new health care law was written by the insurance companies using the phrase "Obamacare" to sell it. For those of us who wanted single-payer, Obamacare does appear to be a step backward. Some people who weren't covered, now may have some coverage, but others have lost their good insurance plans.

I wonder if Obamacare is a way for the insurance companies to chip away at MediCare? Using Obamacare to replace or water down MediCare?

How HR 676 would be paid for and who the doctors would bill, probably determines its success or failure. If the single payer system can't pay the bill or pays only a portion, then many doctors would not take HR 676 patients.

On Single-Payer Health Care Needed

Posted on February 13 at 3:33 p.m.

" low-impact development standards"

On Talking Dirty with Clean Water Czar

Posted on February 5 at 12:50 p.m.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSA1xn...

Some people still deny the holocaust as well. To deny a genocide is mental illness.

On Armenian Genocide Not Legally Founded

Posted on January 24 at 11:50 a.m.

That would take money away from Sheriff Brown and the California Correctional Peace Officers Association that Das Williams and the BOS are so beholden to.

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