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Posted on September 12 at 2:42 p.m.

Actually, the defense he offered sounds very credible. Firefighters are the most spoiled civil service employees and I believe they would tell this guy that he could use the card pretty much at will. They are upset because instead of getting fat off of the county he got fat off of them. Still I think he must have ticked someone off to have them come down on him for what seems like small potatoes.

On Embezzler to Repay Firefighter Union

Posted on September 12 at 9:51 a.m.

So if this has you worried consider the expansion of fracking technologies that use millions of gallons of water per well. The water they use is then permanently nonpotable and at best can only be injected back into the ground, hopefully out of reach of future wells. But we know that this reinjection often fails due to broken casings and spills and bad actors in the business. So, Vote Yes on P to preserve our water and save our environment.

On Cuyama Groundwater Study Presented to Supes

Posted on September 11 at 1:04 p.m.

Read the arguments for Measure V which we passed a few years back. It was to repair the buildings in need of help and do the infrastructure stuff for student classrooms. Instead we got Press Box Centers and trellises and garden paths and pigeon abatement. Read the arguments for Measure S, they are almost cut and paste from the Measure V pamphlet. Why didn't the Measure V money go to this task? One can almost believe the powers that be want to keep the campus in need of work so we will continue to fund their more exotic projects. They even had a multi-million $ "Aquatics Center" prioritized for Measure S until it was exposed.

On Democrats Split on SBCC Bond

Posted on September 11 at 9 a.m.

It's a local/community service supported by local/community people. The press to make it a "world class" 2 year college is silly. Does anyone rank the first two years of UCSB or CAL or UCLA as to their quality? Just do the ordinary work we want done and let others play with the exotica. The idea of a community college with dormitories is absolutely oxymoronic. It is not "nativist" to remind people that there are dozens of community colleges in CA and they were created to provide local education at an affordable cost to those who live in the "communities" they serve. Vote no on S and save SBCC for its intended use.

On Democrats Split on SBCC Bond

Posted on September 10 at 3:04 p.m.

Anyone who believes this guy got this rich from legitimate business enterprise is a fool. Class envy? No it's resistance to class warfare by these predatory capitalists/robber barons. This boat is made from the losses of millions of working people.

On Mega Yacht Visits

Posted on September 9 at 12:13 p.m.

Incredible how we are supposed to be buffaloed by the oil and gas industry's weak arguments and bad science and poor law. They repeat their assertions and some folks simply adopt them and parrot them. People saying the initiative was "poorly written" for example. People saying the potential county litigation risk is monstrous, for example. There is no taking unless the process is presently being used, unlike NAFTA provisions. If you are saying people have the unmitigated right to make money and exploit the earth and pollute us all based on the idea that stopping them would be a taking we are all lost: No environmental laws, no labor regulations, no zoning, no pollution penalties.... Come on, such a libertarian fantasy world would be hell and it is not Constitutionally mandated for sure! Vote Yes On P.

On County Tightens Measure P Nuts and Bolts

Posted on September 4 at 9:59 a.m.

"No form of life lower" might well extend to include those contractors who hired shadow laborers and refused to pay middle class survival wages to the ones who did the work.

On S.B. Contractors Shafted by S.F. Builder?

Posted on September 3 at 12:26 p.m.

What obfuscation. What has the ethnic nature of the student population to do with the excessiveness of this proposal? SBCC has delusions of grandeur. It doesn't accept the job laid out for a Community College and aspires to international status. It has to cater to students from out of the district to pad its enrollment. And then the locals pay the cost in housing rates, congestion and stress on the community AND for the bonds over decades. And, honestly, this idea that SBCC is "number one" is sort of sad. There was only one rating that high and it was, as I recall a tie by a private foundation with its own agenda. Many other CC rating services don't even rank SBCC in the top 50. And SBCC is still responding to a certification scandal from a really official agency that could harm students big time. This proposalis too fat and too irrelevant to the needs of our local community. Vote no.

On Answers to Questions About Measure S

Posted on August 28 at 1 p.m.

What about this guy's work? http://www.livescience.com/37492-sail... I have seen previous solutions to this puzzle and they all involve water, ice and wind. What's new here?

On Death Valley Mystery Solved

Posted on July 30 at 1:51 p.m.

Having three votes does not give one more input if everyone else has three votes! This is a foolish argument. Having one vote in a small electorate is much more effective. And the biggest lie that has been bandied about for the last couple of decades is the claim that all people in SB have the same interests! This has allowed the tourist zone property owners and businesses to dominate the expenditure of tax money and public action to the detriment of neighborhoods on the north, east and west sides that can't get a sidewalk installed or even one repaired while bulbouts and traffic calming devices are dumped into the downtown.

On Voting Discrimination Lawsuit Filed

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