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Posted on February 18 at 9:43 p.m.
Oops. Last paragraph should have read, "...nearby frakking wells."
On Venoco Denies Acidizing Off Goleta Coast
Posted on February 18 at 9:40 p.m.
Fracking is suicide to the planet.
It is simple physics and chemistry.
If you pump poison into the ground, at pressure, it will inevitably seek a path of least resistance and contaminate drinking, ground and surface water, which efficiently spreads the poison. Ultimately, it will find an outlet to the surface and the atmosphere.
Aside from rank poison of the environment, there is growing evidence frakking is responsible for earthquakes. Research is ongoing. Recently, there have been swarms of earthquakes in areas outside typical earthquake zones (outside tectonic plate collision zones) in Oklahoma, Texas and elsewhere. The likely culprit is frakking.
One obvious test was at a major airport in Oklahoma that experienced a swarm of earthquakes. As an experiment, they shut down nearly frakking wells. The earthquakes stopped. Seems conclusive to those without industry bias.
Posted on September 27 at 10:57 a.m.
The ABR members abstained because they could no longer be objective. That is real integrity.
Funny, the right wing kicked up a dirt storm then tried to accuse the ABR of getting dirty. Ironic
On Conflict of Dog
Posted on September 27 at 10:49 a.m.
Good call Nick.
The Council majority did the right thing and the ABR members did the right thing by abstaining to protect the integrity of the process.
Seems the only free speech rights that were trampled were the ABR members, trampled by Rouse and Hotchkiss.
@Botany - Volunteer commissioners are not civil servants as they lack civil service protection, serve at the pleasure of their appointer, and are not paid.
Councilmembers, however, are paid by taxpayers. Disturbing to learn Hotchkiss has abstained several times, yet he felt he could question a commissioner for doing what he did. Makes his motives very obviously political.
Posted on September 20 at 11:42 p.m.
Botany, as EastBeach stated, Cathy wasn't 'shut up'; he still can say whatever he wants.
Cathy's business must comply with prevailing anti-discrimination laws just like anyone else. Or do you think they deserve 'special treatment' because they are bigots who single out gays and lesbians?
It is true they may have changed their policies because it is bad for business. Gosh, that sounds familiar. Oyeah, it's what is in the GLBA statement. It is also the very purpose of civil rights boycotts.
On Rebuke Chik-fil-A
Posted on September 20 at 2:40 p.m.
And, far from any reversal by the mayor of Chicago as claimed by the first misinformed post, Chick-fil-A's reversal is due to brokering by a Chicago alderman who told them they could not locate there and violate city ordinances. They changed their tune quickly.
Posted on January 16 at 1:30 a.m.
We also need to re-engage with our primal instincts and our animal intuition to be able to read the world we live in. Without it, how will be ever hear it cry for help?
The loss of large fish species in all the worlds oceans is a profoundly troubling consequence of human behavior that will affect the planet in ways yet unanticipated.
On Species Loneliness
Posted on January 5 at 9:11 p.m.
The reason there is a category of hate crimes is the crime is intended to terrorize an entire segment of society based upon a characteristic. In this case, clearly the attackers intended to attack gays and send a message near a gay bar.
I, for one, applaud the hate crime enhancement. Since there were 3 of them, they should have triple enhancements.
I recall intervening in a hate crime on lower State Street near the old Pub. I was able to repell the attackers who were homing in on a vulnerable man. Had I not been there, I shudder to think what might have happened.
On Police Investigating Possible Hate Crime
Posted on January 5 at 9:03 p.m.
Too bad they turned to the dark side.
In the mid-1990's I purchased a used BMW from them. The deal went smoothly and they were professional.
I feel badly for the sellers who were defrauded and treated so badly. If Montecito Motors were a big bank, I guess we'd bail them out, then excuse their behavior for stealing from their customers, their stockholders and each other, then they'd pull down $billions in bonuses. Viva l'America
On Montecito Motors Owners Appear in Court
Posted on May 4 at 12:43 a.m.
Are there affordable residential applications for the use of this product? eg. driveways and walkways? Where would it be available commercially to the public?
On UCSB on a Greener Path