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Posted on October 10 at 2:56 p.m.

On the trail, what chemical compounds do you think are in crude oil? Hydrogen Sulfide, Benzene, ect. Remember what comes up out of the well when you are thinking about what is put down it. Hydraulic fracturing poses more or less the same risks as conventional drilling. Most of what we hear about fracking being dangerous is due to poor drilling practices not due to the fracking process.

On Fracking Near the Forest

Posted on August 2 at 4:58 p.m.

are the old and new generation tacomas both being targeted? The 05+ is an entirely different vehicle than the earlier models.

On Santa Barbara Toyota Tacomas in Danger

Posted on August 2 at 2:41 p.m.

bring back chain gangs!!!!

On Sheriff Brown's Jail Funding Gamble Pays Off

Posted on August 2 at 2:17 p.m.

Keep up the good work Chris! We got your back! and most of us who can actually look at an issue and analyze it realize that artificial reefs are a good thing especially ones as eco friendly as the reef ball! I remember telling you a while back that channel keepers could be allied on this as they have worked to plant kelp and make habitats in the past. Boy was i wrong! Apparently it is ok for them to plant kelp but to put in something for the kelp to grow on is just out of the question to them. Organizations like surf rider and channel keepers have their hearts in the right place but they need to look at the end outcome not the steps to get there. We want the same things. This should be a bi partisan effort.

On Artificial Reef Project Moves Forward Despite Controversy

Posted on July 17 at 8:17 p.m.

Batterized!!!!! there is NO way to store electricity on that big a scale. The battery technology is not there.

On From Fukushima to Diablo Canyon

Posted on July 15 at 8:07 p.m.

solar is no where near where it needs to be. further more what about when the wind is not blowing and the sun is not out.... If you build a mega watt of wind/solar you will have to build a mega watt of conventional just to stand by when your renewable is not available.

On From Fukushima to Diablo Canyon

Posted on July 14 at 6:03 p.m.

So what's your solution guys? Replace it with Coal and Gas. There is no such thing as clean coal, that is total bs. Gas is great, just don't wine about fracking cause that is the only way to get it out of shale. Both put millions of tons of CO2 to atmosphere (coal is much worse than gas but gas still puts it out there too) .
I'm not going to say nuclear is great, it has it's downsides as we all see. But it is still the only non green house gas producing way of creating energy on that scale (If you are about to rebut me with some argument for wind or solar, just stop right now, you clearly have no idea how many gigawatts of energy are demanded and how many are produced via wind and solar and how that could compare to our current production layout.
As far as being expensive, as it is now, hell yes. But we should look at the possibility of small scale reactors that have much lower radiation levels. Also the red tape makes the cost huge.
The industry has come along way since Chernobyl and three mile island, take a look at France's power info-structure for instance.
I'm not saying nuclear is the answer i'm saying that we MUST have a diversified power production philosophy in this country and that you can out engineer most everything most of the time...just wish they built those sea walls higher, we wouldn't be talking right now.

On From Fukushima to Diablo Canyon

Posted on July 14 at 5:42 p.m.

totally agreed on legalization rather than wasting money on patrols and interceptors....but that isn't going to happen...too logical.

The USCG Blackfin is pretty useless to combat these fastboat pangas. 1. The USCG Blackfin seems to spend more time along side the pier than on patrol, anyone who sits at the bar at brophy's knows that. 2. That gray Panga boat had 1400hp on it and is only made out of fiberglass and wood!!!! Rocket ship!!!! The Blackfin is Fast but it isn't that fast.
To be effective USCG Dolphin helos with a gunner need to be used, works great off of florida to intercept fast boats. Also they are far better for patrolling a large area.

On How Do You Solve a Problem Like the Panga?

Posted on July 5 at 1:46 p.m.

Wow thank you everyone for your vane superficial opinions on how jack boots command respect. This isn’t about how LEOs look this is about how well protected they are when they are doing their jobs. This may be hard for some of you cagers (car driving folk) to wrap your head around but these guys don’t have a steel cage around them protecting them from inattentive drivers, high speed chases and other risks involved with being a motorcycle cop. When these guys low side and hit the asphalt (and THEY WILL HIT THE ASPHAULT at some point) they need to be armored up for it. They need abrasion resistance and impact protection. Your knees and ankles are usually the first parts of your body to hit the ground in a lowside and if that large BMW touring bike lands on your ankle, onloy covered by a pretty little jack boot, it could end up being a career ending incident. So give these guys the protection they deserve, get LEO motorcycle gear up with the times and start worrying about how these guys do their job not what kind of pants they wear as they do it.

On Fashion Police or Police Fashion?

Posted on March 18 at 11:11 p.m.

dude i just want to offroad responsibly. I don't want to go off the trail or run over endangered species. I just want to have a good time and i'm not hurting anyone or anything. When i wheel i usually end up packing out trash i find and try to leave where ever i'm going better than i found it. Why can't these tree huggers share?

On Protecting Los Padres Wilderness — and Dirt Bikes?

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