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Posted on February 4 at 3:39 a.m.
How about our board of supervisors recent approval of Santa Maria Energy's cyclic steam oil project ? 300,000 gallons of water a day down the hole. Now they are gearing up for major drilling right acquisitions with their eye toward massive expansion way beyond existing operations. This is is one of the least efficient methods of oil extraction , wastes humongous amount of water and energy , all for a few ill begotten bucks. Wake up Santa Barbara Co. voters & hold your supervisors accountable.
On 'Mega-Drought' Looms
Posted on February 3 at 3:26 a.m.
Actually , Supervisor Wolf , YOU can go a long way to help mitigate our water shortage. Stop your board from rubber stamping development . Why is it ok for Santa Maria Energy to be dumping hundreds of thousands gallons of water daily down the hole? Your suggestions for conserving water are late in coming and kind of farcical in light of the boards past approvals of major water consuming projects.
On Use 20 Percent Less
Posted on February 3 at 2:55 a.m.
Foofighter , there are hundreds of miles of spoiled coastline for you to gloat over just to our south. The results of the mentality you support are on full display there. This is rural ag land that money grabbers are bending and tweaking zoning laws and bribing their way to another pot of gold . For those who value existing zoning laws and want to help , show your support by helping groups like Gaviota Coast Conservancy , Land Trust Santa Barbara County , Surfrider and other groups advocating for conservation of this unique coastline.
On Trails Council Reaches Agreement With Paradiso Developers
Posted on January 27 at 3:22 a.m.
Help ! Roger , Kasi , Mayor Scneider and city council . We are losing lower State Street . It is becoming skid row and getting progressively worse. My wife runs on State pre -dawn for excercise, as she has done for 30 years , and her observations are a keen barometer for the sleaze and raunch that exists down there . She has finally decided that it is too sketchy and will start driving to the beach to run . Seriously , do Mayor Schneider or any of the council members ever walk this stretch? Get out there city leaders ! Open your eyes , see what's going on . Do something!!!!
On The S.B. Questionnaire: Kasi Beutel
Posted on January 23 at 4:50 a.m.
We can thank Willy Chamberlin and COLAB for many of our water problems today. We had a solid slow growth leader of the Board of Supervisors in Bill Wallace. Chamberlain and COLAB thought they knew better, and look where we are now. Had we kept Wallace's policies in place , our water demands would be significantly less in these dire times. Goleta is approving everything that comes to planning and development, the supervisors just approved the Santa Maria Energy Project expansion that will consume 300,000 gallons of water a day , and water conservation has been a rarely heard phrase heard from our county leaders. Oh how I wish we had the prescient type leadership of the past instead of the run of the mill incompetents we have elected now.
On In Time of Drought, State Water in Serious Doubt
Posted on January 18 at 5:58 p.m.
Respectfully , Herschel G, you won't see it if you don't want to look for it. You must know about the Bay Bridge engineering fiasco ? You don't know about the agency falsifying bridge safety reports , then covering up the scandal? You think it prudent for the average Caltrans employee salary to be making $100,000 ?!? No crickets here. The list of inefficiency and corruption is long and sordid. Not quite sure where all the trust comes from with you guys? DD , yes I am obviously in the minority on this one and have lost the argument . Nonetheless , I will be here every step of the way to remind you guys when you get what you asked for.
On Green Light for Highway 101 Widening
Posted on January 18 at 3:21 p.m.
Misinformed commenters such as Brunswick should take time to go back and read Schneiders own words from about a week ago, before casting ignorant stones. There are severe planning and funding problems with this plan and the corruption and ineptitude of Caltrans will soon be on full display. http://www.independent.com/news/2014/...
Posted on January 17 at 6:17 p.m.
Good little trolls . Sit under the Southern Paciific bridge and hiss while packed together like rats. Listen for the echoes of Malcom's laughter from above as he whizzes by in his gilded carriage , in route to Saluds' coronation.
Posted on January 12 at 4:57 a.m.
Mr. Thorn's votes for Bush in 2000 and 2004 opened the door for al Queda in Iraq. Now he wants to blame Obama it . How long were we to keep 100,000 troops in Iraq ? Who was going to pay for it ? Why did we even go there in the first place? Weren't the 9/11 attackers from Saudi Arabia?
On Al Qaeda Fears
Posted on January 4 at 2:56 p.m.
I will make a couple of petty points about McCaw's New Years Day front page screed. Sometimes the small details are the most revealing , which is certainly the case here. Nowhere in her piece did she even come close to wishing her readers a Happy New Year. She might as well have said " let them eat cake". Her choice of personal pictures , to accompany the diatribe, is a studio shot from decades ago. I have seen her out and about with the " co-publisher" & perennial " fiancé" ( the Nipster) and let's just say that Father Time and over consumptive fine dining have taken their toll on her appearance. Pure deception.
On Random Blathering of a Semi-Addled Mind
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