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Posted on September 18 at 2:08 p.m.

...Just as the rich rule the poor, so the borrower is servant to the lender... one could easily substitute land lord/lady and tenant... it is a true proverb... but some would call it an oppressive injustice...

On The High Price of Renting in Paradise

Posted on September 18 at 2:01 p.m.

...I'm just making a statement about the reality of this area; it is a paradise but the dirt is not cheap ... it is not a slam against anybody... in fact, I am agreeing with you regarding the cost-benefit of the area; though we do not have the best schools in the world they are better than those in the north county and down in Ventura area... I don't love the garage but I would rather have my daughter in a safe environment that to live in a palatial mansion and worry about her... still my inflation analysis is telling...

On The High Price of Renting in Paradise

Posted on September 18 at 12:22 p.m.

Mandolele,
I got inflation indices and ran your rent from 1972 to this year based upon the BLS number… The unit which cost you $87.50/month should be no more than $495 now. That is an average CPI of 4.25%. The current cost for such accommodation would be no less than $1400 which equates to an average annual CPI of about 7%.
So, as you say, SB is definitely out of balance…

On The High Price of Renting in Paradise

Posted on September 18 at 11:58 a.m.

@Jarvis*2; There is no such thing as dirt cheap in this town...

On The High Price of Renting in Paradise

Posted on September 18 at 11:54 a.m.

My wife, teanage daughter and I had to settle for a converted garage... about 465 square feet for $1150/month plus shared utilities...

On The High Price of Renting in Paradise

Posted on May 25 at 6:54 p.m.

With regard to those comments about his parent; he was 22 years old. Although most psychologists and neurologist agree that the human brain is not completely developed until as late as 30 years of age, Elliot was legally responsible for himself; this includes his words and actions. Still, if I were his parents I would have paid more attention to his online persona and upon discovering his posting I would have made his mental health professional aware of the content.
As for the LEOs being fooled by him; judging from his calm demeanor during his Youtube videos I would guess he could easily pull the wool over their eyes.

On Disturbing Details Released in Isla Vista Murders

Posted on August 9 at 12:32 p.m.

For those of you who would immediately become fearful if you saw a person with a fire arm; let’s get something straight:
1. If you can see the fire arm in a holster, the person wearing it is likely a law enforcement officer (LEO) or a law abiding citizen (LAC).
2. If you see the fire arm in the person’s hand being pointed at somebody and that person does not appear to be a LEO or LAC and is behaving in a hostile manner; this is probably a criminal.
3. If you do not see a fire arm, there is no guarantee that the person is not armed. If the person is concealing a fire arm, there are at least the following possibilities:
a. LEO
b. LAC
c. Criminal
If you find yourself in a situation like #1 above, petrified with terror, your fear is irrational.
However, fear is the appropriate response to #2.
Unfortunately the vast majority of the people you see fall into the category of #3. And thought #3 may give you comfort; it is in some cases a false sense of security. Yes, those instances may be few, far between or even never occurring; but not knowing whether an individual is concealing a fire arm ought to bring about some minimal sense of concern. Just because we live in an area where the crime rate is very low does not mean that there is no peril.
Should we all become paranoid because we can’t see if people are packing heat? Absolutely not!
But we should be no more concerned if we see a fire arm in the condition described by #1 above. Why? Because fear of a fire arm in the possession of a LEO or LAC is irrational.

On Strict Stance on Concealed Weapons

Posted on August 9 at 12:13 p.m.

For those of you who would immediately become fearful if you saw a person with a fire arm; let’s get something straight:
1. If you can see the fire arm in a holster the person wearing it is likely a law enforcement officer (LEO) or a law abiding citizen (LAC).
2. If you see the fire arm in the person’s hand being pointed at somebody and that person does not appear to be a LEO or LAC and is behaving in a hostile manner; this is probably a criminal.
3. If you do not see a fire arm, there is no guarantee that the person is not armed. If the person is concealing a fire arm, there are at least the following possibilities:
a. LEO
b. LAC
c. Criminal
If you find yourself in a situation like #1 above, petrified with terror, your fear is irrational.
However, fear is the appropriate response to #2.
Unfortunately the vast majority of the people you see fall into the category of #3. And thought #3 may give you comfort; it is in some cases a false sense of security. Yes, those instances may be few, far between or even never occurring; but not knowing whether an individual is concealing a fire arm ought to bring about some minimal sense of concern. Just because we live in an area where the crime rate is very low does not mean that there is no peril.
Should we all become paranoid because we can’t see if people are packing heat? Absolutely not!
But we should be no more concerned if we see a fire arm in the condition described by #1 above. Why? Because fear of a fire arm in the possession of a LEO or LAC is irrational.

On Do you want to carry a gun?

Posted on March 3 at 9:09 p.m.

Here are some interesting numbers which indicate that gun violence is decreasing. Thus, take a deep cleansing breath and relax.

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/...

On <em>The High Cost of Gun Violence</em>

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