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Posted on May 16 at 6:52 p.m.
Ken you deserve no response unless you exhibit some common courtesy
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Posted on May 16 at 3:13 p.m.
Cant you people at least spell my name correctly?
I proudly use my real name which is more than most of you can claim.
The evidence I have seen does not appear to support the claim that a right exit would be safer.
I don't belong to any Country Clubs and I don't live in Montecito
I agree that improved signage and an earlier placement of signs indicating a "left exit ahead at Hot Springs" would be of significant assistance in eliminating this confusion
Maybe CALTRANS does want that confusion to remain as justification for their right lane exit plan.
Posted on May 16 at 11:35 a.m.
Nick it appears that you have been misled on this matter and are now misleading others.
The issue of which plan should be used by CALTRANS directly concerns all of us in the South Coast and not simply those who may live in Montecito.
For those of us who live west/north of the Hot Springs freeway exit on 101, the length of time the freeway be closed or significantly impacted by this construction work (read that as very badly congested all day not just during normal commute times and summer weekends) will be reduced by approximately two and a half years if the alternate plan is adopted retaining the left lane exits.
For any business in Santa Barbara or Goleta, the direct economic impact of that two and a half year period will be significant, as employee retention and morale will decline, customers will find alternate retailers and services, and tourism in general will be reduced.
The burden of that additional two and a half year period will be felt by each and every one of us, not simply by those who live in Montecito whom you have unfairly chastised.
Additionally, there are plenty of well functioning left lane freeway exits elsewhere in California and the accident and safety rate at this specific one is better than the right-lane exits nearby.
In short there is little to support the rigid and unyielding view of CALTANS.
Posted on January 2 at 7:18 p.m.
Children don't learn by what we tell them or the rules we impose upon them but rather by watching and observing the way we live our own lives.
That does not mean we should set no rules or fail to tell them what choices we think might be the better ones.
It only means that they will learn to respect themselves and others more easily if we show them that respect and show them that we also respect others as well.
Tracking devices may make us feel more secure but it will make our children feel less secure, less self-sufficient and less independent.
If our job is to make them independent, secure, self-sufficient and whole adults, we need to start by trying to live that way ourselves and not by becoming domineering fearful and controlling parents.
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Posted on June 23 at 1:09 p.m.
Barney, we are all atheists
Some are atheists as to nearly all religions, and chauvinistic believers in only one chosen religion.
Others are atheists as to all religions and chauvinistic believers in none.
That means they are atheistic as to only one more religion than the others.
It is all a matter of degree.
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Posted on December 10 at 7:58 p.m.
The result was also dependent upon the age of the voters and the younger the voter, the less supportive of Prop 8 they were.
If no one over the age of 65 had voted, Prop 8 would not have passed
Since I am nearly 65 I find that rather embarrassing but encouraging at the same time
It means that as we older voters die off, such foolish measures will become less likely to ever pass again
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Posted on November 6 at 5:40 p.m.
It is quite appropriate for you to not understand that quote AShaw, since no self respecting "dumb redneck" (as you described yourself) is supposed to understand English.
However, you do need to get used to calling him President Barack Obama now.
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Posted on May 1 at 12:33 p.m.
Lois is indeed a gracious woman and was kind enough to call the Clinton Delegates before making her announcement public. I am also sure she was thoughtful in making her choice even though I disagree with her decision. She does clearly point that Senator Clinton is a great Presidential candidate and one that will serve us very well as President
Obama did indeed win Lois' district but only by a small margin of 1.9 To those who think this is a valid basis for super-delegate choice, ask yourself if that would mean that in all districts and states, the candidate winning in that district or state would get all of the super-delegate votes in that district or state. If so be aware that such a policy would likely prevent Obama from getting enough super-delegates to prevail.
However, there are many quite important things to think about in the upcoming months until the Convention in August
First of all, as of right now, there is no expressed "will of the people". Millions of voters not yet been able to cast their votes, and in statistical terms, the totals (both in votes and in delegates) remain in a virtual tie. A very small percentage separates the two candidates and that difference is hardly a "mandate".
Secondly, the Democratic Party established a complex and arduous procedure to determine the nominee of the party. It is dramatically different than that of the Republican Party, which system had it also been used by the Democrats, would have already confirmed Clinton as the nominee. Once a procedure has been established, changing it midstream to the benefit of one candidate over the other can only undermine the integrity of that process and the integrity of the party
Thirdly, to those who feel continuation of the primary process will undermine the eventual Democratic nominee, I say HOGWASH. It is only those who feel that short- circuiting that process can benefit their chosen candidate who express that view. In a larger view, a well contested primary will only prepare each of the candidates for their eventual run in the November election.
To those who feel that recent attacks on Obama are unfair and counterproductive, please be assured that the GOP will undertake a far more aggressive approach and no issue is safe from exploitation in the general election. If he is the eventual nominee, he will be all the more prepared to fight the kind of battle necessary to beat John McCain in November
Finally, it is apparent that the longer the process continues, the more it will become apparent that Clinton will more easily beat McCain than would Obama. The ultimate goal of the Democratic party is to prevent the GOP from staying in the White House and Obama stands a far greater chance of losing in November.
In the meantime, the candidate most prepared for this office will find her strength grow even more in the remaining primaries which will carry her to victory in Denver in August.
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