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Posted on April 9 at 9:38 p.m.
Well said, Eckermann. I'm sorry you gave up biking in SB. As an avid bicyclist for more than 50 yrs, and a resident and driver in SB for almost 40, I can see truth in many concerns expressed here and elsewhere. There are better and worse places to bicycle on the road then this area, but its still mainly pretty good. If more people road bicycles, the result would be easing of automobile traffic and an increase in general level of health. Of course there will be many that need to (or are more comfortable when they) drive cars. Bicycling and driving do not need to exclude the other. In the end roads will be shared, and all should be respectful of not only traffic laws but of each other.
On Car Chasing the Dog
Posted on April 9 at 9:26 p.m.
"People don't actually read newspapers," McLuhan says; "they get into them every morning like a hot bath."
After enjoying the old NP for decades, I've skipped the cold slimy morning bath the McCawful NP offers and prefer the warmer, clean waters found elsewhere. I do hope SB one day regains the privileges of a respectable daily.
On McCaw, Mold, and Another Black Eye for the <em>News-Press</em>?
Posted on April 7 at 1:23 p.m.
"...if your opinion of something is based off what you watch in the media then you can count on being consistently wrong. I don't care if you watch Fox News, MSNBC or KEYT, they are all complete trash and are all playing off of the divide and conquer strategy." loonpt
Sad but true. At best the mainstream media has become an entertainment business as portrayed (predicted?) in the movie Network.
On Murder By Initiative
Posted on April 7 at 1:16 p.m.
nativeson: I've said nothing that suggests I believe homosexuals are "superior," and I don't believe they are - they're just people. Your rants reveal you as a bigot with a poorly functioning and disturbed mind. None of your inferences are accurate. You should seek help.
Posted on April 7 at 11:23 a.m.
nativeson: you're comments are not outstanding examples of anything, including redneckness and bigotry. Just run-of-the-mill, predictable, ignorant and boring drivel. yawn. You might find a sliver of enlightenment (and relief from the onus of your apparent bigotry) by asking yourself why you're interested in homosexuality enough to demand explanations of its merits, and why you, at least implicitly, are defending a government person who wants to introduce law to kill US people based on his religious beliefs. Are you against the separation of church and state?
Posted on April 6 at 11:12 a.m.
"Homosexuals and their supporters need to defend homosexuality on its own merits, not simply attack their opponents as being the ones whose reasoning is somehow skewed. BTW: what are those merits?" nativeson
Nativeson: Please explain the merits of bigotry. Then mind your own business; no one cares about your sexuality and you shouldn't worry about that of others.
Posted on March 25 at 12:33 p.m.
Interesting essay. Weird Al gets it. The military-industrial complex breathes it....
PS. A well read, deep thinking right winger is like a unicorn.
On The Cacophony of Corporate Squawk
Posted on February 27 at 5:44 a.m.
The Middle East explained in 3 minutes: https://vimeo.com/50531435
The US doesn't need to be a player in this ancient struggle.
Bibi go away
On Bibi, Go Home
Posted on February 27 at 5:33 a.m.
“What shouldn’t surprise me, but does, are the amount of people who claim to be for Jews but oppose Israel, as if there were some difference. Those who try to divide the two are either duplicitous or fools.” nativeson
nativeson: you’re surprised because you don’t understand. As one who knows Jews and Israel intimately, I can tell you without any doubt or insincerity that the Israeli government does not define or represent Judaism; they are distinct (thank God!); claiming they are the same is as foolish as claiming that Christianity is defined by Pat Robertson or the Cavalry Church, or that ISIS defines Islam (hint: they do not). This may also surprise you: Jews are not defined by the Rothschild family or other bankers. Here’s another revelation, one you really need to understand: the enemy of your enemy is not necessarily your friend.
Posted on February 26 at 11:20 a.m.
“… there are too many complexities and not enough time to diddle around with all of them. Simplicity works best. At least it's honest.” nativeson
A flat earther couldn’t have said it better. If you don’t have time, leave it to those that do. Nativeson you may mean well but you are conflating “Jews” and “Israelis.” Despite what propagandist would have you believe, Jews and Israelis are different groups. As DrDan stated, one can support the former while disavowing the latter. Jews are a great people who have contributed much to society while Israel has become an apartheid state. And, as is well known to anyone paying close attention, Israel is no real friend to the US… remember the USS Liberty? Why, if our countries are so close, does the US intelligence community view Israel as a significant and “genuine counterintelligence threat”?
Nothing new here; remember Jonathan Pollard? And Israeli spying against the US continues...
Israel is watching out for its own interests, not ours. atomic_state has the right idea with “Let the Hebrews and Canaanites work out their own karma.” The US has no good business meddling in the middle east. Bibi please go away.