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Posted on October 15 at 3:17 p.m.

if we only had 6 or 7 toilets in CA then you could flush your toilet as many times as you want. Just like if every previously occupied steelhead reach had natural flows, we wouldn't need to artificially create environmental flows in 6 or 7 critical habitats in CA.

On Shooting Fish in a Barrel

Posted on October 13 at 1:17 p.m.

HOV means high occupancy vehicle, it has nothing to do with where the other occupants of the vehicle left their cars, or have cars for that matter; it's solely based on the current occupancy of the vehicle as intended. Your argument that an increase in traffic in the non-HOV lanes due to the loss of a lane to HOV creates more air pollution than the decrease in air pollution from efficient HOV use in that lane needs to have some scientific background, otherwise it's just, like, your opinion man.

On High Occupancy Isn't Carpooling

Posted on October 6 at 2:23 p.m.

This is a great idea for a futuristic college comedy, where the sexy police invade our personal lives and force us to fill out a form to get laid. Joe, are you asexual?

On Affirmative Consent

Posted on October 1 at 3:12 p.m.

because most adults can have a couple drinks and not become intoxicated enough to affect their driving skills; the State of California recognizes this clinical fact and thus made the .08 BAC rule as recommended by the NHTSA. Just be responsible. Why is that so difficult?

On UCSB Police Nab 10 at DUI Checkpoint

Posted on October 1 at 10:47 a.m.

It's SOP to euthanize wildlife when they come into now human occupied areas and have a violent confrontation with humans, provoked or not. Not a knee jerk reaction. I'm not a fan of their policy either, just pointing out that the DFW is not acting foolishly, simply following procedure set in place for the "public interest".

On Hunt for Bear Called Off

Posted on September 16 at 3:50 p.m.

wait, but he's wearing a Titleist.......oh

On Man Robs State Street Bank

Posted on September 16 at 8:38 a.m.

maybe they're planting Lemonade Berry but that's a small tree at best; I don't think they meant lemon-scented eucalyptus. Eucalyptus has been thought to contain compounds in their leaves that inhibit growth in their leave litter, though the inhibition probably has more to do with competition for resources.

On Trees Being Cut Down at UCSB

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

loonpt, to follow your logic, do you think parents who put their kids in private schools should also see a reduction in property taxes?

On Anti-Vaxxers on the Rise

Posted on September 11 at 4:09 p.m.

what no one is arguing is whether or not vaccines actually work, i.e. create the appropriate antibodies in the host to fight off a low level infection. I also agree with historypete that it's every parents' right to not vaccinate their children, but they also have a responsibility to not put other children at risk. The herd immunity mentioned above is the statistical immunity gained when a high enough percentage of a population is vaccinated, so even if you are vaccinated, there needs to be a high enough percentage of other people in the group also vaccinated for your vaccine to be truly effective. As loonpt mentioned, JUST LEAVE OTHER PEOPLE ALONE and home school your un-vaccinated children.

On Anti-Vaxxers on the Rise

Posted on August 25 at 1:53 p.m.

I agree with edgy01 that skateboards should not be on the same pathways as pedestrians. The point of the authors article is to make this point exactly. If skateboarders are no longer considered pedestrians and are considered vehicles as are bicycles, then they can ride in the bike lane and be subject to the same traffic laws as all other vehicles. The fact that you will get a ticket in the downtown area for riding a skateboard on the road has probably caused many skateboarders to use the sidewalks so they are not as visible to the cops thus creating an unsafe situation. Now that I've over analyzed this topic, lets go skate!

On Skateboarding Is Not a Crime!

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