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Posted on February 19 at 9:46 p.m.
Rich white people come in to "fix things" and just don't understand why all the poor brown folk don't fall in line...
All the people with the BID needed to do was a little bit of grassroots outreach and this could have gone much differently. What you are seeing here, folks, is a bit of insight into the serious socioeconomic chasms that exist in this little "paradise" we call home. Of course many of the brilliant minds on this forum will find a way to blame the immigrants...or maybe they'll just tell working class people they don't belong here.
On Tensions Roiling over Milpas Plan
Posted on February 12 at 12:04 p.m.
The best point I have heard in this debate was that even libertarian's agree that the government has a role in protecting the wellbeing of it's citizens. Also, every ounce of "science" that has suggested that vaccines are harmful or dangerous in any way has been debunked. Put those two together and there is no intelligent or logical reason that vaccines should not be 100% mandatory.
On Should vaccinations for kindergartners be mandatory?
Posted on February 10 at 4:12 p.m.
It is pretty sad that this even needs to be addressed. It is just common courtesy to clean up after your pet! It used to p me off so much when people would leave their pet's mess behind when I lived on a busy corner. I even posted signs - which got pulled down repeatedly as if I were the bad guy.
I totally agree with sdp that the city needs more trash cans in neighborhoods. And of course JarvisJarvis made this into a "big bad gov'ment oogabooga" issue.
On Help Close the Poop Loop
Posted on February 2 at 3:52 p.m.
My understanding is that concerns are not so much about the benefits of forming a BID, but whether the formation process will be equitable. Also, there is some suspicion about the group trying to form the BID and what their true motivations are. In other words - does "clean up the Milpas corridor" actually mean "make the eastside whiter?"
On To BID or Not to BID
Posted on January 29 at 10:01 a.m.
Oh please, just because race is involved doesn't mean the topic is "racists." Racism requires history - specifically a history of segregation, oppression, and discrimination. None of the above apply for white folks.
On Girding for District Elections
Posted on January 28 at 10:07 a.m.
JohnTieber you are the problem.
On Cases of Measles Increase Across California
Posted on January 23 at 10:49 a.m.
I suspect that the members of the MCA and the business owners who support them are primarily of the lighter skinned and first language English persuasion...Perhaps they should reach out to a more diverse group of business owners and neighbors if they want to expand their influence and impact on the east side.
On The Eastside Assessment Reaches Beyond Milpas
Posted on December 21 at 2:25 p.m.
I find it interesting that the mayor is being so heavily criticized for simply trying to assure that the project is done right and with the aspects that CalTrans originally agreed to. What's the point of undertaking a 20 year project if it isn't done right?
I suspect all these loud voices are motivated by something other than just getting a third lane on the highway...
On Highway Project Promises to Ruin City Traffic
Posted on December 8 at 11:08 a.m.
They never banned lead for shotgun shells even in the condor areas. Considering that the vast majority of shots fired by hunters come from shotgun shells this shouldn't come as a surprise.
On Condors Continue to Show High Lead Levels
Posted on December 2 at 10 a.m.
"Rain King" Counting Crows
On What music are you doing your raindance to?