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Posted on September 26 at 1:37 a.m.

@Matt Ketteman: What *does* The Independent mean by "Milpas Moves Up"? It *does* come across as elitist.

For what it's worth, I haven't been to Milpas St. for a number of years but I liked the fact that (at least then) it still had some of that Old Town flavor and wasn't a Yuppie's architectural nightmare.

On The Fifth Annual Foodie Awards

Posted on September 25 at 6:43 p.m.

I think getting away from oil is a great idea, but before we do that, we have to have an alternative in place, and not just some ideal to be worked out later.

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Posted on September 25 at 6:23 p.m.

Mr. Ketteman: I would respectfully submit to you that perhaps you are not qualified to interact with some of the bloggers on this site with the expectation of success as your job is that of a journalist.

Per dealing with these trolls, that goal would be better achieved by a proctologist.

On The Fifth Annual Foodie Awards

Posted on September 25 at 6:19 p.m.

Looking at the bigger picture beyond this incident: More people drinking and driving, (wine culture) more people on bikes, and more people texting/looking at their GPS systems.

Bad combination.

On Truck-Bicycle Death Charges Filed

Posted on September 24 at 8:34 p.m.

Loonpt: What do you think of this report, saying that the driver Tony Stewart hit and killed was under the influence of marijuana?

http://ca.autoblog.com/2014/09/24/kev...

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Posted on September 24 at 7:58 p.m.

"I would like to see Santa Barbara become a wealthy community again. They did good things for this town"
JarvisJarvis (anonymous profile)
September 24, 2014 at 7:46 p.m.

Santa Barbara did good things for this town...wwwwhat??

On Reward Affordable Housing

Posted on September 24 at 7:51 p.m.

Hey, I'm 50% Assyrian, more Assyrian than many of the supposed Indians are Indian.

Can I get a free handout from the Turkish government for how my Assyrian ancestors were slaughtered and driven out of their homeland? (Guess what, ISIS is still doing that to "my" people)

I wanna a free lunch, a Casino, and a Cadillac Escalade. I'm also 25% Irish, (Gaelic-speaking Catholics they were) so maybe I can sue the estate of Lord Sir Charles Trevelyan for recompense?

I want my MTV, a Casino, and an apology. Oh wait, don't we all have some persecution in our past? I was so close to pulling it off.

On 12-Story Hotel by 2016?

Posted on September 24 at 7:41 p.m.

I pray for a different reason: That God (I don't anthropomorphize God) gives me the peace of mind to deal with whatever life throws at me. (With the caveat that God helps those who help themselves)

I have seen and heard about some incredible examples of people having faith that helps them overcome their circumstances. (http://community.seattletimes.nwsourc...)

From what I've experienced, it would take more faith to be an atheist than it would to believe in God. I have seen examples of things that defy normal explanation. (The common dream my dad, sister, and I had on the same night about a week after my mother died--which rendered my then-angry ex-Catholic father a Believer)

There is a bumper sticker that says "life is hard, then you die". Even the Rolling Stones sang "you can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need".

I can say that I have felt a strength outside myself in dealing with the loss of my parents, and of course there is the story of Rose Kennedy--1890-1995-- (for those born after a certain time--the mother of President Kennedy) and how she was able to not only survive, but flourish after losing four kids as well as other tragedies.

When I think of how temporary THIS life is, it makes it easier to deal with things.

On Pray Tell: The Hocus Pocus of Happy Thoughts

Posted on September 24 at 7:17 p.m.

What caused the accident?

On Truck-Bicycle Death Charges Filed

Posted on September 24 at 7:13 p.m.

"Get over your class envy, Clausen."
JarvisJarvis (anonymous profile)
September 24, 2014 at 6:38 p.m.

How can I envy you and your ilk when you have no class?

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