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Posted on May 20 at 10:08 a.m.

Dang! Don't know how this happened. The oil business is so safe and clean and should never be regulated or limited. I guess fish and our region's natural beauty will have to take a hit on the chin for the rest of us. After all, if we use oil in our car and home, then big oil should have the right to drill and dig anywhere using whatever techniques it deems best!

On Big Oil Spill Along Refugio Coast

Posted on May 13 at 10:07 a.m.

Kudos and congrats on your well-deserved awards. Hard work and talented pens is what truly characterizes the Independent staff.

Sad to read the comments of trolls, misanthropes and partisan hacks who only live to spread spite in your comments section.

On <em>The Independent</em> Wins Seven State Awards

Posted on April 28 at 11:42 a.m.

The place simply lacks funk (personal character of a real person). It's sterile and closed off from life and outdoors. Went once and didn't return. Ditto for my wife

On A Public Market Divided

Posted on April 21 at 4:30 p.m.

as always, I think brecht has the last word:

A Worker Reads History

Who built the seven gates of Thebes?
The books are filled with names of kings.
Was it the kings who hauled the craggy blocks of stone?
And Babylon, so many times destroyed.
Who built the city up each time? In which of Lima's houses,
That city glittering with gold, lived those who built it?
In the evening when the Chinese wall was finished
Where did the masons go? Imperial Rome
Is full of arcs of triumph. Who reared them up? Over whom
Did the Caesars triumph? Byzantium lives in song.
Were all her dwellings palaces? And even in Atlantis of the legend
The night the seas rushed in,
The drowning men still bellowed for their slaves.

Young Alexander conquered India.
He alone?
Caesar beat the Gauls.
Was there not even a cook in his army?
Phillip of Spain wept as his fleet
was sunk and destroyed. Were there no other tears?
Frederick the Great triumphed in the Seven Years War.
Who triumphed with him?

Each page a victory
At whose expense the victory ball?
Every ten years a great man,
Who paid the piper?

So many particulars.
So many questions.

On LinkedIn Buying <em>Lynda.com</em> for $1.5 Billion

Posted on April 11 at 4:25 p.m.

Congrats Lynda, your employees' skills, hard work and dedication has earned you astounding wealth. And for them? Not so much. A 10% worker cut? Your new wealth means an unmitigated disaster for many. I suspect a few million dollars less on your part might have persuaded LinkedIn to keep everyone on whose heats and minds you depended.

On LinkedIn Buying <em>Lynda.com</em> for $1.5 Billion

Posted on March 25 at 10:43 a.m.

Yes, I get it that you don't like the latest business jargon. But besides demonstrating your own verbal dexterity (yawn), I fail to see any real light cast on this subject, not the teeniest twinkle of starshine.

On The Cacophony of Corporate Squawk

Posted on March 2 at 3:28 p.m.

Great reporting!

On The Crushing Problem of Ocean Plastics

Posted on January 23 at 12:44 p.m.

It’s striking how the News-Press displays no maturity when challenged over its use of possibly of offensive language. Instead the paper but immediately sinks to the level of vituperative attacks. But of course, we all know they gave up the ghost of civic responsibility many a year ago. In this sense, the comparison to Charlie Hebdo is apt. The Charlies were provocateurs. Sure that's their right, but not really what we'd hope from the main institution of journalism in our community.

On No Love Lost over 'Illegal' Headlines

Posted on January 15 at 2:43 p.m.

Haters gonna hate. Trolls gonna troll.

On Free Community College?

Posted on January 9 at 2:37 p.m.

AP states it well: Actions can be illegal, but not people. The NP, however, pushed this offence even further when they reduce the term from “illegal aliens” to just "illegals." Then they implied everyone in their picture was an illegal alien. Further, if someone there was actually an undocumented migrant, they were being publicized and outed by the NP. I don’t think this was journalism’s finest hour.

On Protestors Blast <em>News-Press</em> Headline

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