Comments by Olegario

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Posted on June 8 at 12:37 p.m.

It's the drugs! Not the mental illness, unless you mean the mental illness caused by the drugs.

Who are the real perpetrators? The (possibly) over-diagnosed young (or not) people who have serious yet known adverse reactions to the over-prescribed drugs, or the ones who push these drugs, either out of ignorance, or denial ("only small percentage get these reaction")?

It is known that a small percentage of recipients of these antidepressants will react with suicidal and homicidal thoughts that sometimes, unfortunately, lead to actions.

On Temper Tantrum of the Early-Morning Dog

Posted on June 7 at 8:32 p.m.

Another article, no paywall.

On What Neighborhood Clinics Wrought

Posted on June 7 at 12:56 p.m.

Article in Pacific Coast Business Times but there's a paywall and I'm not a subscriber.

On What Neighborhood Clinics Wrought

Posted on March 12 at 12:29 a.m.

All civilizations fail.

On Time to Evolve Again

Posted on August 2 at 1:02 a.m.

The best reason not to eat there: the ingredients! Here's their chicken sandwich:

On Chick-fil-A Coming to Santa Barbara

Posted on April 25 at 8:58 a.m.

The 1% is certainly happy when the rest of us argue over the little bitty things. (Not that CalWORKS is tiny to those that benefit.)

On What's Penny-wise, Pound-foolish, and Completely Heartless?

Posted on April 9 at 11:41 a.m.

And now the longstanding events I've submitted are only listed online.

On Loving the New Calendar

Posted on February 11 at 10:39 a.m.

@DinahMason re: lack of crosswalks

There are actually plenty of crosswalks on Cliff Drive between Loma Alta and Meigs. They are unmarked crosswalks.

Any intersection unless explicitly marked otherwise has crosswalks extending from the corners whether they are painted or not.

Too many drivers do not know this. In any case, when we are pedestrians we need to take care at all crosswalks, marked or unmarked. The paint does not protect us.

On Police Cite 60 Drivers During Crosswalk Stings

Posted on March 18 at 2:35 p.m.

Why districts? The idea is for better representation. What do we mean by better representation, and what would be the best type of representation? Let me answer that.

The best representative for me would be someone who agrees with me most of the time. Not necessarily someone who lives in my neighborhood.

This is where Choice Voting, a form of proportional representation, comes in. Everyone in the city votes for x candidates amongst the same list of candidates.

If issues A, B and C are important to me, I would vote first for the candidates who agree with me on A, B and C. If I still had votes left but no more candidates who agreed with A, B and C, I would then vote for a candidate who agreed with, say, A and B.

See for more info.

On Open Season on Pedestrians

Posted on December 25 at 12:21 a.m.

I'll be celebrating the (alleged) virgin's birth: Sir Isaac Newton, born on December 25, 1642. Which on the since-corrected calendar is January 4, 1643, but who's really counting?

On Ten Ways Atheists Can Enjoy Christmas

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