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Posted on October 13 at 11:14 p.m.

I'm troubled by the concerns regarding censorship expressed here. Especially the post by MPHaus which is disturbingly simplistic. Sure, K has a right to speak wherever he chooses and can find an audience. That said, Westmont is not obligated to give him a soapbox to help him express his views. To confuse a simple refusal to give K a megaphone and censorship is to make a very fundamental and grievous mistake.

If at_large is correct that tickets are $1,500 then any assertion that this is an educational opportunity is completely wrong. How many students have that kind of pocket change? Moreover, both acknowledged Westmont grads posting here apparently have such a woeful history of recent USA foreign policy that listening to K will be indoctrination, not education.

On Open Letter to Westmont College

Posted on September 30 at 11:33 a.m.

I guess dolphins don't have periods.

On 2010 High-Speed Chase Perp Killed By Long Beach Police

Posted on September 27 at 2:18 p.m.

I'm with John_Adams. We need a ballot initiative to get reporting from department heads to the CEO to the Board? Really? Can't this be done with employee performance evaluation?

Regarding the money, it is ALWAYS bad to do budgeting by ballot initiative. D.U.M.B.

On Peter Adam Pounds the Pavement

Posted on September 20 at 4:38 p.m.

Of course, health insurance costs have gone up at a high rate. BEFORE ACA kicks in. Thus, your citation is meaningless in this context.

The amount premiums adjust is so complicated that using a single number such as "average" is also meaningless. The change in premiums will depend on state of residence, selected plan, insurance company, employer, age, etc., etc., etc.

The $! trillion you cite is NOT taken from Medicare - it is being taken from those overpriced, gouging Advantage+ plans.

So the CBO is a valid resource when you agree with their findings but is cooking the books when you disagree. How convenient for you.

On Public Health Cuts to Prepare for Obamacare

Posted on September 20 at 4:22 p.m.

My take, Backto Sanity? Read loonpt, above. Eliminate asinine drug laws and a) this guy won't be selling heroin because that's the only job he can find, and b) reduce the prison budget by half and use the money for job training, job support, etc. By doing so, you substantially reduce the drug dealing problem, the homeless problem and substantially increase the general happiness safety of individuals and society as a whole.

No charge.

On Alleged Heroin Dealer Arrested

Posted on September 20 at 1:27 a.m.

JohnLocke knows more than the CBO. Impressive. He also ignores data showing the "cost curve" has already be bent downward by the ACA. Not so impressive.

On Public Health Cuts to Prepare for Obamacare

Posted on September 20 at 1:24 a.m.

Wow...zuma7...that so few people agree with you ought to tell you something.

On Alleged Heroin Dealer Arrested

Posted on September 18 at 12:11 p.m.

Native1, in your post you assumed she was drunk. We don't know that. We don't even know her blood level. It would be best to not make unwarranted assumptions as the case plays out.

On Settlement for Broken Arm Woman?

Posted on September 13 at 6:10 p.m.

"... If you're having a bar-b-q, you're going to need charcoal (or gas)."
-- native2sb

Tain't so, McGee. There's even a whole web site devoted to solar cooking, including BBQ:

On Dogs of War II

Posted on September 13 at 5:45 p.m.

Brandon wrote, " ... The goal of AB 955 is to increase time-to-degree for students ..."

You meant "decrease" not "increase". Georgy, can the Indy have a tad of that bullet money to hire a competent copy editor?

On Pay to Play at City Colleges?

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