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Posted on December 11 at 8:31 a.m.
This will hopefully highlight to many people the need to understand your investments. If you cannot understand how an investment will make money don't invest in it. As they say it is your own responsibility to do your own "due diligence". Very sad that so many people lost so much.
On Bad Dream or Ponzi Scheme?
Posted on December 7 at 9:44 a.m.
Every place has problems. I have lived here and there and Santa Barbara (and Goleta/Noleta) remain, IMHO, the best places on the entire planet to live. We all need to remain active and vigilant to prevent greedy developers from making things worse but it remains a paradise.
On What I Hate About S.B.
Posted on December 5 at 8:04 a.m.
Any way you slice it or dice it the reality is that the environment in our county will be further degraded, more development will occur, agriculture will remain challenged and for the average SB citizen things will look much worse ten years down the road. Not too surprising when you consider how heavily weighted the process was by developers and developers masquerading as farmers and ranchers with a few true environmentalists and a few real farmers and ranchers thrown in for appearances. The Planning Commission approved the first major mansionization south of 101 on the Gaviota Coast in a very long time yesterday so the trend is hard to deny. Very depressing.
On The Great Gaviota Compromise
Posted on December 3 at 5:26 p.m.
It would be nice if the Casino Chumash got on board instead of looking to build build build.
On New Marine Preserve for Central Coast?
Posted on December 3 at 5:24 p.m.
I fail to see how actual human health should be allowed to impede agribusiness from making obscene profits at the cost of human suffering and environmental degradation. Those enviro wackos must be some kind of commies. As for Jeff Young, he used to be one of the good guys when he worked for Heal the Ocean but I guess he has seen the light.
On Pollution Rules Watered Down?
Posted on November 30 at 4:56 p.m.
I have long supported the split way back when and all my environmental friends were opposed. I am only slightly less supportive now. The devil, however is in the details; exactly where the split line is placed. At any event it ain't gonna happen so don't waste to much time arguing about it.
On North v. South
Posted on November 30 at 4:53 p.m.
I'd say this is a tempest in a pee pot! However I commend Starshine for writing a sensitive article about a sensitive topic. Nobody ever woke up one day and WANTED to be transgender. It is a helluva thing to be a male in a female body or vice versa and these folks deserve our compassion, respect and accommodation, IMHO.
On Transgender Students
Posted on November 30 at 4:44 p.m.
Dario and his friend Jacob who raised almost $13,000 are the hope for our future. My hat is off to their most excellent parents and siblings!
On Triathlon: Philanthropic Style
Posted on November 30 at 4:26 p.m.
I support Alt #3. It does not seem overly intrusive. However I think the devil is in the details and all concerned posters should plan to attend on Dec.4 at the SB Library. I am concerned that Alt #3 could provide too much development. Access is one thing but stores, restaurants, hotels etc is quite another and I would oppose that.
On Future of the Channel Islands
Posted on November 30 at 3:52 p.m.
I'm sure Nala is a sweet dog. However she is what is generally although perhaps inaccurately referred to as a "Pit Bull". I would NOT bring this dog into your home if there are babies or very young children. There have been too many maulings and deaths from sweet family dogs of this breed. It is not that they are inherently "evil" however they are so powerful that if they do get angry or merely aggressive for some incomprehensible reason they can quickly and easily seriously injure or kill a very small child. If your poodle or lab gets pissed off nobody is likely to be killed, just bitten.
On Adoptable Pet of the Week
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