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Posted on December 24 at 9:04 a.m.

If Michael Brown had been successful in his effort to get the cop's gun and killed the cop, would that event even been mentioned by the media, Obama, Holder, Sharpton, Jackson, etc, etc? I think we all know the answer to that.

It certainly appears to me that this entire incident is being fueled by race-baiters to keep our country divided over these issues.

On Police Prejudiced Against 'Blacks and Browns'?

Posted on December 23 at 5:46 p.m.

In the recent incidents where cops killed a black man, one fact seems to be intentionally ignored by the race-baiters and demonstrators.

That is that both of the black men that were killed were engaged in criminal acts. If they hadn't chosen those actions they wouldn't have ended up as they did. And even further they made choices that made a bad situation worse; both resisted the cop when confronted. Another really bad choice.

I think there have been plenty of questionable acts by various cops over the years but these cases weren't among them.

On Police Prejudiced Against 'Blacks and Browns'?

Posted on November 15 at 11:54 a.m.

You quote data showing that off Golden Gate Park sea level increased eight inches in the past century but only five inches in 80 years off La Jolla. I'm not a sea level scientist but I learned in school many years ago that water seeks level.

So how can it be that the sea rose 3 inches more in San Fran than it did in San Diego?

Or are we to interpret this to mean that the sea actually dropped 3 inches in 20 years a century ago? If the ocean dropped 3 inches, how does this fit the global warming model that has lead us to blue lines, etc.?

Or does it mean the data isn't reliable?

On No Surly Curs Need Apply

Posted on October 30 at 1:15 p.m.

Carrying ex-military pistols and rifles is one thing but an MRAP vehicle!? MRAPS are designed to withstand heavy arms fire and bombs blowing up under them in a combat zone. In what possible scenario can the Sheriff think that the citizens of Santa Barbara County will be burying IEDs on the streets of the County?

On Sheriff Addresses Law Enforcement Militarization

Posted on October 24 at 1:43 p.m.

Helene didn't make the cut and get a spot on the Board!?!?

On Bellosguardo Foundation Named

Posted on October 20 at 11:39 a.m.

From what I have read here, and in other media, Mayor Schneider is being incorrectly and unfairly labeled as being against the 101 widening project. To the contrary, what I've read, even in this article, is that she is for the highway widening but is against CalTrans and SBCAG pushing forward on this project while ignoring some of the impacts that their plan will cause.

For example, the RR under-crossing on Cabrillo Blvd will still cause a major delay to commuters because there isn't room for a right turn lane to speed access to a new southbound on ramp. This was supposed to have been widened when CalTrans did the last 101 project there about 5 years ago and they didn't do it then as they said they would. What happened to that?

And the impact to city intersections was identified in traffic studies but CalTrans has refused to include mitigation for those impacts in the EIR which they themselves have certified.

So while we can all have our opinions as to the benefits or impacts from this proposed project it doesn't help informed discourse by lying about one person's position. And I'm not even a political supporter of the mayor!

On Mayor Blasted for Alleged Conflict-of-Interest

Posted on October 19 at 8:19 a.m.

Nomore, No, I wouldn't be in favor of this project at the density proposed if it wasn't small studios for seniors with minimal parking, group dining room, etc.

And we should realize that we aren't talking about a year round creek that is in a natural setting in the foothills. We are talking about a 500 yard concrete channel with huge culverts on each end where it passes under major streets that flows water only occasionally.

Perhaps removing the concrete bottom would aid in absorption and filtering. But county flood control and city creeks division would have to find funding to do even that. In the meantime while we discuss the source of such funding we have more and more seniors looking for a place to live.

On Can Creek Restoration and Affordable Housing Coexist?

Posted on October 18 at 2:58 p.m.

Dr Dan, I'm sure that you realize that the section of creek we are discussing passes under large sections of concrete box culverts at each end of this section (Hope Ave and 101). So why do you think that restoring this small land-locked section of a creek is more important than a facility to provide appropriate housing for senior citizens and allowing the creek to remain as it currently exists? Seriously, perhaps you could help us understand.

On Can Creek Restoration and Affordable Housing Coexist?

Posted on October 17 at 6:33 p.m.

Let's hope all of these naysayers don't get old. There may not be any rooms for them then if they get their way now.

On Can Creek Restoration and Affordable Housing Coexist?

Posted on October 15 at 2:11 p.m.

chilldrinfthenight, Re your comments about Rouse, if you had actually read the entire EIR that was used to justify the ban, and read the actual back up reports that were referenced in that EIR, you would see that the entire ban is based on junk science. It might "feel" good; but whether or not we are better off with the ban is not a certainty.

On Shooting Fish in a Barrel

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