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Posted on December 17 at 7:33 p.m.
The problem is that freeway on ramps and freeway off ramps are entirely different situations.
Left hand freeway on ramps do allow autos to enter at speeds less than acceptable highway speed while on the other hand left freeway hand off ramps do indeed allow them to exit at acceptable highway speed.
I would not mourn the elimination of the uphill left lane freeway entrance on ramp at Sheffield and think routing all of the southbound bound 101 traffic through Summerland to the Wallace freeway on ramp would be a good solution.
However it is left hand freeway exits that seem to be Caltrans' sacred cows, yet I have indeed seen statistics that show fewer accidents on the left lane freeway exit at Hot Springs than at several right lane freeway exits both before and after Hot Springs.
There is simply no empirical evidence that has been presented so far that shows any materially increased danger arising from that left lane freeway exit.
Caltrans wants to eliminate all left lane freeway exits eventually but so far has only based desire that upon internal policy not any other persuasive basis.
To require our local community to not only spend millions more from our available highway funds, but also to endure years longer congestion while we await completion of this freeway work, merely to conform to Caltrans' internal policy makes little sense to me
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Posted on December 17 at 6:58 p.m.
Way to think GandG
Make up your mind and never let facts or statistics change it.
Posted on November 25 at 3:49 p.m.
I dare to dissent Dolphinpod14
He definitely and deliberately did decades of daily decent docent duties
On The S.B. Questionnaire: Paul Guido
Posted on November 12 at 8:49 a.m.
Tommy Boy, you mistake a challenge of the very credibility of what you write with an ad hominem attack on you.
As for your clear biases, that horse left the barn years ago and anyone who spends a few easy minutes on google can validate concerns about your funding and background
You probably are indeed a myopic fool, (there I now have attacked you personally) but the problem I have is with your propaganda piece that has as it very goal the diversion you now accuse in others in your comments above.
“Please don’t try to prevent climate disaster any longer but instead look only at the impact on the impact poor (while your supporters continue to spew fossil fuel byproducts into the atmosphere)”
That attempt is all the more laughable when one realizes your support is from the 1% who care not one whit about the real issues impacting the poor.
Your stated philosophy no different than falling from an airplane and instead of trying to find a an effective way to make your parachute slow you down before you hit the ground, you instead want to decide what method should be used to clean up the mess after you hit the ground.
We still need to find ways to slow that destructive descent before we focus only on the mess it will leave when it hits.
On <em>24 Hours of Reality</em> Forgot About People
Posted on November 11 at 6:48 p.m.
None of us, including Al Gore, should accept as credible, anything concerning Global Climate change that is promoted by a phony coalition funded entirely by the fossil fuel industry.
This propaganda is nothing but complete climate denier BS and obfuscation, written by Tom Harris who is a full time bought and paid for climate change denier.
Posted on November 6 at 8:18 a.m.
Oh the disappointment in learning that one of my favorite writers does not like James Taylor.
Yes, I too like your upbeat playlists, and after playing in a rock band for more than a decade in the late 60's and early 70's I am sure most of my favorite rock stars of the time would likely make your current lists.
However whenever the velvety voice of James Taylor fills the air, it is impossible to resist being both comforted and enthralled.
Yet somehow you say that you can find the willpower to resist this fine music?
Please say it ain't so Starshine!.
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Posted on October 17 at 8:49 a.m.
Obviously Ada you must feel very well qualified to throw that first damaging stone.
You have never made a foolish mistake?
You have never felt forgiveness is one of the greatest virtues humanly possible?
I would guess not.
I truly hope that you have a great life Ada without ever having to face such things for yourself or your loved ones.
On David Landecker?
Posted on September 16 at 5:30 p.m.
You are certainly seem to be living up to your name today.
Randy is a very thoughtful guy but his letter is little more than a hit and run piece against Hillary's candidacy.
She will be the best prepared candidate for President we have ever had and certainly one of the smartest as well yet electing her as the first female President will not be easy even with such credentials because of tactics such as this which are simply desperate attempts to undermine her chances
I find electing a female to this office to be a bigger hurdle than the election of a President of color was in electing Obama in 2008.
Gender discrimination not only widely exists in all of business and society today (as does racial discrimination of course) but it is not yet as universally eschewed and opposed as is racial discrimination
Hillary wining the Presidency in 2016, which she will most certainly do if she choose to run, will do much to assist in the important battle for gender equality and advance the cause of women everywhere.
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Posted on September 2 at 7:57 a.m.
I disagree points.
It is more analogous to the harm to a woman that might result from an illegal back room abortion in a place where otherwise legal abortions are prohibited
The abortion is most certainly going to take place but the potential for harm is far greater when it is outlawed
On Illegal Marijuana Grow Discovered on Private Land
Posted on August 31 at 7:56 p.m.
Actually Foo, if by chance it happens to be true that the Rim Fire was indeed caused by an illegal pot operation in the back country, the continued illegality of pot would bear the primary blame since such remote operations would not otherwise exist if growing pot were not illegal.
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