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Posted on December 21 at 8:20 p.m.
I'm worried about the potential presidents who appear to think we'd be better off as a theocracy http://www.thefamilyleader.com/thanks...
I'm worried that so many people equate "not kissing Christianity's ass" with "mocking it".
I'm worried that the response to criticism of the role of religion in politics in this country is "Well, you should try Saudi Arabia!"
(and yes, that I'm worried about all that doesn't mean I'm not also worried about the suspension of Habeus Corpus)
On UCSB Scientist Takes On Religion
Posted on December 21 at 10:03 a.m.
"Perhaps Mates should move to Saudi Arabia and treat Islam as he does Christiany and see how welcome he feels there."
I'm pretty sure Mates understands that Saudi Arabia is a theocracy. What I don't understand is your point. In this country we have freedom of speech, even if that speech is used to analyze the role of religion in politics. So you think anyone who exercises that right should instead move to a theocracy where they can't?
It seems kind of like saying women who drive should try going to Saudi Arabia where they can't.
Posted on July 18 at 1:20 p.m.
@JohnLockeCycling on sidewalks is not prohibited in the CVC, so it's up to local jurisdictions.
http://www.sbbike.org/commute/how-tosays: "Santa Barbara city law says you should not ride on a sidewalk", but laws don't usually use the word 'should'.
http://www.bike-santabarbara.org/reso...says:"Jurisdictions in Santa Barbara county prohibit riding on a sidewalks unless they explicitely say you can"
I'm not exactly sure what the wording of the law is in Santa Barbara (or Goleta or anywhere else). Usually there is an exemption for children.
But no matter what the law says, any cycling instructor will tell you that riding on the sidewalk faster than foot traffic is a very bad idea. Based on all the stats/studies I've seen, there are four things that will put you at significantly higher danger of getting hurt on a bike. In no particular order:
1) riding drunk2) riding against traffic3) riding on the sidewalk4) riding without lights and reflectors when it's dark
The vast majority of cyclist fault incidents are due to one or more of those.
On Where to Ride My Bike
Posted on July 15 at 10:48 p.m.
On Councilmembers Send Anti-Smart Meter Letter to Edison
Posted on July 15 at 12:49 a.m.
"(and High-Tech Child Molesters)"
OMG! No! Not CHILD MOLESTERS!
How exactly does a child molester make use of any of the data from me smart meter?
I think we need a version for Godwin's law for "Think of the Children!"
Posted on June 3 at 1:33 a.m.
I was going to question your assumption that this was a Republican thing, because frankly I've seen some dumb stuff from Dems too, but you're right.
According to the vote: http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillI...
And checking party affiliation:http://www.capitol.tn.gov/senate/memb...
It was along party lines, save one D voting aye (Burks).
On Don't Say ‘Gay’
Posted on May 25 at 11:58 p.m.
What, he accidentally got into the wrong side of his truck?
On Man Dies After Trying to Drive From Passenger's Seat
Posted on May 20 at 12:29 a.m.
Leipheimer is 37. Chris Horner is 39.
On America’s Greatest Cycling Race
Posted on April 20 at 9:36 a.m.
The Cancer/Radiation angle is bunk, but I can buy privacy concerns. Used to be they just knew how many KWh you used between meter readings. Now they know what you pull at any second. That can be used for good (pricing structure to flatten the peaks and valleys of demand) or for evil (marketing).
Search for 'smart meters' on the Electronic Frontier Foundation website.
That said, I have one and I don't care. It lets them give me a cut rate most of the time, and a penalty for heavy usage during peak hours on hot days. (I live in an area where AC is essential). Since I don't need my house to be 65F in July, I come out ahead.
On The Truth About Smart Meters
Posted on April 7 at 10:07 a.m.
There's a difference between worrying about your 12 year old (but letting him go anyway) and feeling responsible for informing your son's university about his new address. Eleven years after he's graduated.
On Flock My Life
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