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Posted on December 21 at 11:30 a.m.

What a crock. If "modesty, a characteristic that the Holy Qur’an instructs should be possessed by men and women alike: " so why don't men have to walk around all covered up. The notion of modesty in Islam always seems to involve WOMEN having to walk around in extreme heat wearing what cannot be terribly comfortable or practical clothing. It also seems to involve not allowing girls to ride bicycles, women to drive, women to go out in public without a male escort, etc. The list is long and always about women. Men get a free pass. Islam is an oppressive, misogynistic, homophobic, anti-democratic institution for the most part. Not that most religions are all that much better but Islam is the worst of a bad lot.

On Wearing Hijab for Modesty in All Things

Posted on December 21 at 11:15 a.m.

Jarvis,
Are you suggesting forced detention for this"targeted population"? If so I suspect it would be illegal. I don't like having homeless street people panhandling and hanging around but they are part of the world and we need to learn to live with them. Offering them decent housing seems like a good but expensive and often futile approach, there is likely no perfect solution. Just remember that "There but for the grace of god go I". Nobody wakes up one day and says"I think I'll become a mental case, get hooked on drugs or alcohol and live in filth and poverty on the streets". It is not a lifestyle it is an illness and some compassion seems in order.

On Behavioral Health's 'Big Bang'

Posted on December 11 at 2:56 p.m.

Just say no! Use less water, recycle what we have, get rid of most lawns ( pay for their removal), and the list goes on. Perhaps a small rate increase. All those things should be done WAY before we reactivate the desal plant. I'm not categorically opposed but it should be a very last desperate resort.

On Big Jump in Water Bills?

Posted on November 13 at 5:14 p.m.

The octopus grows and grows. Are there any readers who think it is a good thing for the community to have UCSB grow by 5000 undergrads and probably an additional 1000 or more staff, faculty and who knows how many grad students. Where will they all live? Where will the water come from for them? This is a very sad day for this community.

On UCSB Long-Range Plan Wins Approval

Posted on November 13 at 8:09 a.m.

Priceless is actually worthless.

On Measure P Postmortem

Posted on November 12 at 6:05 p.m.

The octopus grows and grows. University Cancer Santa Barbara.

On State Commission to Hear UCSB's 15-Year Expansion Plan

Posted on November 12 at 6:02 p.m.

Nice looking bunch of guys. Of course you can't judge a book by looking at the cover. They might be hoodlums.

On Mexican Mafia, Meth, and Murder Plans

Posted on November 10 at 9:16 a.m.

How'bout a picture.

On 172-Foot Gas Rig Now Towering Above Goleta

Posted on October 31 at 4:02 p.m.

Each to their own but I would most certainly not want to live in a predominantly Islamic country. Would you? If so which one? On the other hand I have no problem with any individual Muslim per se as most of them are probably perfectly nice folks. Sort of like Republicans, nothing against them as individuals but I wouldn't want them running the government.

On Despite Persecution, Ahmadi Muslims Engage in Prayer

Posted on October 31 at 3:40 p.m.

I was opposed to the so called suicide prevention barrier on the bridge on 154 but I support this fence. The cliffs are a danger to drunk students and there will always be drunk students.

On County Approves Permanent Fencing in Isla Vista

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