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Posted on April 24 at 9:59 a.m.
Commercialization of a day that was meant to be a reminder of how important our earth is to all of us... Instead, Earth Day has turned into a consumtion holiday that is about as environmentally sensitive as a gas station.
What a joke. Buying crap you dont need at an event that isnt necessary is not environmentalism, its American exploitation at its finest. Next year we will probably see Hallmark cards and made in China tee shirts appear at CVS to mark the day...
End this charade. Its an affront to any person with a brain who can immediately see how this consumerism is given more value than stewardship and or awareness.
On Hungry Day at Earth Day
Posted on April 24 at 8:11 a.m.
In SB you're better off being poor than middle class. The city is filled with every conceivable social program to help the "poor". From housing to healthcare to food and transportation and even telephones, internet access and beyond. All available to the poor for low cost or free... and all on the backs of the working middle class who continues to bear the brunt of the increased taxes and fees that the city levies upon its core tax paying citizens.
And if you're rich? You're rich so you really dont feel the pain or care.
This is the problem with SB. Far too many programs supporting a group of people who provide very little back to the community. Instead of fostering the entrepreneurs, the small businesses, the middle class employers, the city goes out of its way to make it as expensive and difficult as possible to survive let alone thrive while giving the poor everything they could ever need or want on a silver platter.
Stop giving away everything to the people who give nothing back. The city shouldnt be in the housing business at all yet it provides housing and care for thousands of people. This is just one shining example of the fleecing of the hard working middle class. Its not by the big corporations, its by the local government and its mounds of inept bureaucrats who have padded their own paychecks and continue to spend your children's piggy banks to support their failed ideals and policies.
On The South Coast: A Tale of Two Workforces
Posted on April 21 at 11:29 a.m.
Loon and his fellow conspiracy theorists fascinate me. Conspiracy theorists are amazing with how they ignore mounds and mounds of evidence to the contrary instead focusing on a few inconsistencies that run contrary to logic and human nature. Its these small inconsistencies that they base their entire theory upon always demanding that their perception of a few facts and outliers is more worthy than all the evidence that counters their view... Completely illogical and always, all ways, wrong.
His idea that there is a secret cabal of people who run the planet is laughable. As if! Heck, just look at your local community for a view on why this is impossible. Not only can people not be controlled on a tiny level, its impossible to control millions and even more impossible to do it covertly with nothing more than slight of hand and a wave of a magic wand. There is no cabal of secret families.
All this stuff makes for great fiction but is so far from reality that it begs to question the sanity of those who fall for it hook, line and sinker. Yes Loon, you're nuts.
On The Return of Bill and Hillary?
Posted on April 20 at 9:12 a.m.
Loon is a classic conspiracy nut. These folks all display the same tenancies to ignore the vast majority of facts and instead base their entire opinion on some small and usually disputed inconstancy. Which is ironic considering how much time and effort he spends trying to tell people that he uses facts... Talk about blind allegiance. You're more inclined to believe a single inconstancy than mountains of empirical data points. Who is the idiot ?
He certainly takes the cake from Neil Baker or is Loon Neil? Might be, they're both insanely stupid paranoid nut cases.
I love how ISIS is now a covert Jewish and American run terrorist ops group. There is no end to his delusions...
It sure is a hilarious thread. The entire premise is asinine and then like clockwork the conspiracy nuts arrive to pound their paranoia deeper and deeper in the sand. I pity these people for their lives are ruled by fear. Is that why you're unemployable Loon?
On Santa Barbara Law Enforcement Acting on ISIS Threat
Posted on March 26 at 1:09 p.m.
What a friggin joke.
Posted on March 25 at 1:50 p.m.
Stachybotrys ? Or mold. Toxic black mold or just common mold.
You eat mold a lot. Cheese is one example. Stachybotrys is dangerous and toxic and causes a lot of harm.
Ken, there is a law that forces disclosure if the landlord or seller knows of the presence.
What I fail to understand is why someone would remain in any place that causes them harm. Move. Get out, go somewhere else. If you value your health more than anything, especially a crappy apartment. What the heck are you doing living there? And why would you move back in????
Glad the jury tossed this one. Hopefully the family will move away from SB and take their litigious butts elsewhere. Curious if these adults were smokers? And what is the husbands line of work? Does he work in and around chemicals?
On Jury Reaches Verdict in Mold Lawsuit
Posted on March 24 at 9:28 a.m.
Someone, somewhere is offended by any and every conceivable thing.
Hell, I am deeply offended by iammadeofyou and think he should be immediately removed from public and our community.
The reason so many people are upset is that this issue, is a non-issue. Yet for some asinine reason, it became an issue. Why? Because one idiots feelings were hurt. Is it possible that that one person's feelings were the problem? Not the inanimate object?
If we placate to every whiner, every complainer, what will we be? Certainly not a community that lives on common ground.
Iammadeofyou, Get on a plane and go see how most of the world lives and your petty, tripe meaningless complaints about this issue will pale in comparison. They will disappear quickly as you see first hand how most people live and survive. They dont have time for such meaningless complaints or petty concerns over what may or may not have happened to their ancestors. We all have ancestors who were denied freedom, suffered discrimination and were systematically murdered. Its happened to every ones family at some point in history. Every one.
Get over yourself and maybe, just maybe you can muster the empathy towards people who are actual suffering, today. And not placate to some paltry, petty activist who is obviously in dire need of validation and perhaps a hug.
On Tempest in a Teepee at SBCC
Posted on March 24 at 8:30 a.m.
Money for nothing and your chicks for free...
Beggars cant be choosers
Teach a man to fish...
The list goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on...
On The State of the City
Posted on March 23 at 2:07 p.m.
Its crazy to think that these business owners dont understand the most basic premise of business. Profits >= costs - income
But then again, most of these folks are born and raised locals who spent their entire lives under the wings of some benefactor. Most were academics and have been taught that money is something that evil people make from doing bad stuff...
Regardless, the amazing thing about business is that its blind to anything but reality. Either sell something that people want at a price that is tenable, or not. There isnt much in between...
On Granada Books on Brink of Closure
Posted on March 23 at 1:58 p.m.
Atta boy Ken. There is not much in life more satisfying than kicking the ass of some racist, bigoted ahole who cant shut their trap.
Its obvious that our iammadeofyou is a student who hasnt spent much time outside the bubble of academia. He wouldnt last a week in the real world as his skin is far too thin and his ideals far too cloudy for any normal workplace or dynamic environment. He's a HR nightmare. The type of person always crying and complaining... We all know the type and we all hate the type...
Only a coddled, bottle fed academic would equate grammar to intelligence. Its important that he realize that some of the most successful, intelligent and lauded people in our country suffer from dyslexia. Did you realize that your comments are so insensitive iammadeofyou? You basically insulted those people challenged by such things... Ironically, while trying to stand on your own moral soapbox and admonish others for much less. That makes you a putz by the way. A real mashugana.