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Posted on August 29 at 7:11 p.m.

We were able to survive without nuclear power, but I don't think we can survive with it.

Sure, the benefits are tempting, but when one considers that Japan--probably the most technologically advanced nation in the world--and one that knows better than any other the effects of radiation poisoning, had one of the worst if not *the* worst nuclear meltdown in world history despite its precautions, I have no reason to believe we are any different.

As the bumper sticker says: "Diablo Canyon has a lot of faults". I think between all the other types of energy we can get by just fine.

On Reflections in a Dog's Eye

Posted on August 29 at 2:39 p.m.

Spacey and Loonpt get it right, and I love the swami reference.

Also, maybe the couple object to the term "handicapped"; perhaps the term "physically challenged" or "differently abled" should have been used. After all, we must keep up with the latest politically correct terms as the rules keep changing.

On Disabled Deception

Posted on August 29 at 2:35 p.m.

Lots of ways to kill oneself. Pills, razor blades...I guess it's time to ban those too.

Obviously gun control works, as he was not registered as having a gun.

On Loaded Gun Seized from Suicidal UCSB Student

Posted on August 29 at 2:30 p.m.

Loonpt is correct. We don't know why this kid did what he did, but I will make another suggestion: It could have been a suicide.

One other point to take into consideration: While the idea of wrong-way spikes might be a good suggestion, I remember during during the Painted Cave fire coming home from work (Goleta to Santa Barbara) and being stopped on the 101 just south of Turnpike and the Sheriff's backing us up to Hollister via the 101 on ramp.

On Teen Killed on 101

Posted on August 29 at 1:16 a.m.

Um...when I was 16 I had a drivers license and was driving my mom's Mustang and did just fine--unsupervised.

As for him "learning a lesson"...I won't even go there.

On Teen Killed on 101

Posted on August 28 at 6:50 p.m.

Guess why I no longer vote for public school bond measures?

If I had a kid, I wouldn't let them step foot in one of those government indoctrination centers.

On Drug-Dog Days Continue

Posted on August 28 at 6:13 p.m.

Too many people.

On Chumash Expansion Ignites Valley Fever

Posted on August 27 at 8:59 p.m.

...and the fact is more of the workforce is having to commute from Lompoc which adds further credence to the above post.

On The Bicycle Alternative

Posted on August 27 at 8:55 p.m.

Now Georgy, why complain? You see, the Master Plan of paving over all the open space is a good thing because that way, when everything is pavement, stucco, and concrete, there will be no more forest fires because (you guessed it) there will be no more forest to burn.

So what if we live like rats in a cage, angry, with our blood pressure rising?

On Granny's Field Inches Closer to Development

Posted on August 26 at 6:07 p.m.

It IS moot Dan, because private air travel will obviate cars anyway.

Who wants to take two hours driving to L.A. when you can get on your spaceship, type in Google coordinates, and be taken to your destination on a two-dimensional freeway?

If you say I'm crazy, what would they say if someone 150 years ago said we'd be sending people to the moon, transplanting hearts, and sending letters halfway around the world in less than a second?

On Feet + Bikes + Cars = Transportation

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