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Posted on November 23 at 10:09 a.m.
Or, Art, another example of a city acting like a Soviet state. Should the city be in the business of renting space to automobiles? Is this OK because private business wants this whereas private business does not want the city to allow homeless people to be fed in city parks? These issues are not as simple a tea party rhetoric and knee jerk would make them. .
On State Challenges City Parking Lot Ownership
Posted on November 20 at 1:52 p.m.
The 'revolving door for criminals' has been a one way entrance to expensive state offered medical care, housing, nutrition and exercise programs all on behalf of the prison-industrial complex which is basically prison guards and corporations who build prisons and jails. The US has prison sentences three to four times longer on average than the EU while crime is at least triple here. The lock em up experiment has failed and we need to address the problem of recidivism and criminal behavior with more than a cudgel and dark room.
On 27 Three-Strikers Eligible for Release
Posted on November 15 at 9:04 a.m.
In my experience it is the opposite. People tend to be forgiving of those they know and hostile to the same behavior in those they don't know. Strangers are suspect and family is understood.
On Trusting Strangers
Posted on November 9 at 10 a.m.
Public employee salaries do not exceed private sector salaries when they are compared by level of education. Do not repeat this idea that since the economy and GOP policies have decimated the working class forcing the private sector wage slaves to work for minimum wages that this is what everyone should get paid. This is propaganda directed at the working people and benefiting only the speculator class.
On Retirement System A Go-Go
Posted on August 17 at 10:39 a.m.
What is ridiculous about Sterne's conduct? If her order was "ridiculous" the CIty Attorney would have appealed and the Court of Appeals would have said it was "ridiculous" and reversed it. Sounds like bimboteskie has an axe to grind from some earlier disliked ruling.
On Gang Injunction Further Moth-Balled
Posted on August 17 at 10:20 a.m.
Where is Lois Capps???
On Who is the crankiest elected official on the South Coast?
Posted on August 10 at 10:54 a.m.
Please pay attention to the "Free Enterprise Model" on display here as the economic guide of the GOP and most Democrats: Make big bucks off the public by your "hard work" and "creative effort" and then when things go bad declare bankruptcy and run away and hide out in the plunder you took from the scam. No government operation is allowed this sort of get out of jam free card because they have to continue doing the work they were created to do. Big double standard and big hypocrisy.
On Patrick Nesbitt Places Hotels Into Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Posted on August 10 at 10:05 a.m.
Best job in America for the past several decades has been in the fire departments. This is unfortunately not that unusual. In this case it is a "management" benefit but the rank and file have their own good deals. Retire around 50 with full pay, often given disability pay which reduces taxes, and then get another nice job to add to their government pension. Reform is needed--start with raising the retirement age for ALL employees and capping the benefit at a generous amount that wont allow the $400-500K pensions some have been claiming. Also prohibit double dipping. No retired government employee should be allowed to go to work for any government agency unless s/he forgoes any new retirement claim.
On Retired Police Captain Cashes Unused Sick Leave for $115,900
Posted on July 27 at 10:45 a.m.
What's the implication of these comments? If you are in jail for a crime you don't deserve medical attention? Please note that inmates are not allowed to hire private medical care and cannot get medicine in the jail unless the jail physician prescribes it. What a society we are creating. Got cancer? Die in jail.
On Inmates Claim Mistreatment in County Jail
Posted on July 20 at 10:19 a.m.
errata--the last comment was addressed to billclausen.
On Probation for Miramar Collective Owner
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