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Posted on May 26 at 3:53 p.m.

Hey "alwaysright" (really?): Did you ever think while you were observing the wildlife from underwater and the oil slicks on the ocean surface that one MIGHT contributing to the other?

(And J-J: See if you can let alwaysright answer the question before you puke on it!)

On Community Demands Transparency in Refugio Spill

Posted on May 23 at 8:09 a.m.

Additional "Perspective": Within the scope of this media platform, who the hell cares about the loss of 100,000 or so gallons on global oil market? What we do care about is the impact of that oil on our beautiful beaches, our ocean water, on our wildlife, on our citizenry and on our economy!

J-J, you're the one who needs to get "perspective" on this oil spill. There's no reasonable way you're going to be able minimize this sorry situation.

On Feds Order Gaviota Oil Pipeline Shut Down

Posted on May 22 at 11:57 a.m.

If you've watched the clean-up news conferences broadcast each evening on KEYT, you've witnessed the Pipeline's CEO and local Project Manager refusal to discuss his company's long record of poor pipeline satety maintenance. Here's why:

A 5/21 LA Times analysis of data from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration "shows Plains' rate of incidents per mile of pipe is more than three times the national average. Such incidents may include problems with pipelines, storage tanks and drains, among others. Among more than 1,700 pipeline operators listed in a database maintained by the federal agency, only four companies reported more infractions than Plains Pipeline"
[Source: http://www.latimes.com/local/californ....

FACT CHECK ALERT: Alternatively, you can read Jarvis-Jarvis's five (5) carnivalesque postings above, including links to over 600 pages of transcripts of three (3) Congressional hearings (2 under Republican gavels, 1 under Democrats), all intended to lay the blame for the insufficient pipeline regulatory oversight at Lois Capp's doorstep, as "tabatha" and "pk" have detailed above.

J-J's continuing misinformation campaign is designed, as he revealed in an earlier post, "...to deny- divert- digress- dismiss- distort - denigrate...," which he (laughably) attributes to myself and others. Habitues of this board will fully recognize J-J's MO.

I'm reiterating my complaint that J-J's online mayhem to The Independent -- which is only too well aware of his activities -- is rendering a disservice to its readership by not using its legal and judicious editorial perogatives to end J-J's abuse of its resources for his bizarre political ends. Free speech is a foundation of our society. Abusive use of the same IS NOT!

On Huge Oversight Gap on Refugio Pipeline

Posted on May 22 at 11:34 a.m.

DrDan: Thank you for your gracious explanation. My apology for assuming otherwise earlier -- I've should have known better.

On As Refugio Oil Slick Spreads, Spill Estimate Rises

Posted on May 22 at 6:27 a.m.

Thank you, dolphinpod14, for catching my vocabulary slip. I could benefit from an in-house editor, but my wife isn't volunteering. And thanks also for your proper read on DrDan's post. Your "translation" makes much more sense to me. The heat of conflict must have clouded my judgment.

On As Refugio Oil Slick Spreads, Spill Estimate Rises

Posted on May 21 at 7:51 p.m.

Very observant, nativeson. I noticed that also, but came to the (perhaps mistaken) conclusion that it was directed at me. If it wasn't, I would be pleased because I've long admired his public service record. I'll go back again and reread it. Don't you think it complicated to multiple parties at the same time on the net. Weird. But thank you for the heads-up.

On As Refugio Oil Slick Spreads, Spill Estimate Rises

Posted on May 21 at 5:26 p.m.

DrDan: Please let me correct you on one point. I don't know who you were thinking of, but never in my life have I uttered the phrase you attributed to me, online or otherwise. Not my style. Check you source, please. (And your apology would be graciously accepted.) And while I'm on it, your ad hominen attack of my psychiatric condition is, I think, uncalled for. Unlike our friend JJ, I don't believe I've evidenced any symptoms of your diagnosed misery. I do own up, however, to being mired in my own BS. Aren't we all?

On As Refugio Oil Slick Spreads, Spill Estimate Rises

Posted on May 21 at 4:16 p.m.

As you can tell, I read 'em all. Thanks, my mistake.

On As Refugio Oil Slick Spreads, Spill Estimate Rises

Posted on May 21 at 3:42 p.m.

Oops, J-J, WRONG AGAIN. My run-in with Roos, such as it was, took place back in the early 70's while Roos was an up-and-coming assemblyman. He took issue with my reporting on a "housing reform" bill he authored and which was winding its way through the Legislature. I had the timidity to point out in the articcle that buried in his pro-development legislation was provision banning rent control throughout the state, affecting the elderly, students and other poor folks pressed by the escalating housing market of the period. It had nothing whatsoever to do with Roos' post-legislative activities, including this education reform matter he is raising which, BTW, I've never heard of.

Needless to say, I've never worked as a teacher or been affiliated with any union activity. J-J claims are purely the creature of his boiling imagination. And once again, The Independent turns a blind eye to his histrionics and allows him to continue his mischief.

On As Refugio Oil Slick Spreads, Spill Estimate Rises

Posted on May 21 at 3:25 p.m.

Just to correct JJ's misinformation: JJ is suggesting that either/or both myself and "whitecrow" are using "union-driven media tactics" to counter his BS. I worked in private enterprise for my entire life, most of it in mid-and-upper level corporate management in both publicly-held and private enterprises. (Since I don't know anything about "whitecrow", I can't speak to his/her inclinations.) Suffice it to say, J-J is striking out at anyone who takes his BS to task. Judging by his other post (above), we should all be happy that this oil spill is not another 1969 or an Exxon Valdez or Horizon Platform. I don't know about other edhatters, but that's no solace whatsoever. With Goleta preparing for oil on its beaches tonight, I would think he would take a more sober tone. But no -- the irresponsible campaign of disinformation continues.

On As Refugio Oil Slick Spreads, Spill Estimate Rises

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