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Posted on June 14 at 7:52 p.m.
Just build it and they will come.
By Bettina BoxallJune 4, 2013, 2:15 p.m.California could use $44.5 billion to fix aging water systems over the next two decades, according to a federal survey that placed the state at the top of a national list of water infrastructure needs.
On Alma del Pueblo Taking Shape
Posted on June 7 at 2:59 p.m.
My understanding on brine water disposal:
1. Pump it out to sea and create dead zones - bad.2. Inject it into wells and pollute ground water - bad.3. Put it in lined evaporation ponds - no coastal land available.
We agree on Zero Growth as a starting place for population sustainability.
On Santa Barbara Drought Watch 2013
Posted on June 7 at 1:04 p.m.
It is my understanding that for every gallon of freshwater produced by desalination you are left with one gallon of heavy brine water. The problem is how to dispose of the heavy brine water without harming the environment. Desalination is not a panacea by a long shot.
Posted on June 7 at 9:41 a.m.
Montecito’s population has doubled in the last 50 years but not its local water resource. TJ has lived through all the water issues, knows them well, hope they listen to him.
Sustainable Population, its not politically correct but very necessary along the Costal Desert.
Posted on May 29 at 4:46 p.m.
This confused me coupled with the comment at May 16, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.
"To your point about ammunition, In one of these discussions, I suggested that regulating the type of ammo (specifically, eliminating the .223 used in AR-15 semiautomatic weapons) might make sense. Then I did some research on such things as muzzle energy, muzzle velocity, bullet weight, and found that the .223 is far from the most powerful cartridge available. Many common cartridges used for hunting exhibit significantly more (sorry) "kill power". And are available for semiautomatic weapons that bear no resemblance to the so-called "assault-type weapons" that so many people are afraid of."
Mil-Spec does not include .223 Remington. To be correct the only Armalite 15 firearms that are Mil-Spec are Colt who owns the TDP, technical data package, and FN because they have access to the TDP and they are chambered in 5.56x45 NATO.
Mil-Spec and .223 Remington don't belong to each other.
Of all the other cartridges listed only 6.8 mm Remington SPC and 300 AAC Blackout (7.62×35mm) have been used in selective military units and are not Mil-Spec or adopted cartridges.
Both Colt, FN and a plethora of other manufactures make non Mil-Spec rifles based on the Armalite 15 chambered in all the flavors I listed but predominately 5.56x45 NATO not .223 Remington.
As I own a precision varmint, single shot-bolt action, rifle in .223 Remington, I wanted to clarify that banning specific cartridges is not a good idea and I am glad you realize this after research.
On Guns, Congress, and the Commander-in-Chief
Posted on May 28 at 2:09 p.m.
Why are you picking on the 5.56x45 Nato which is not the same as the .223 Remington.
The Armalite 15 family can be chambered in all these Cartridges.
.223 Remington has a maximum chamber pressure of 55,000psi
5.56x45 Nato has a maximum chamber pressure of 62,366psi
Armalite 15 design can be the base componets for the following:
Pistol cartridgesMetric• FN 5.7×28mm• 7.62×25mm Tokarev• 9×19mm Parabellum• 9x21 10mm Auto
Imperial• .357 Sig• .40 S&W• .400 Corbon• .41 Action Express• .45 GAP• .45 Super• .45 ACP• .45 Winchester Magnum• .50 Action Express
Rifle cartridgesMetric• 5.45x39mm• 5.56×45mm NATO• 6mm TCU• 6x47mm• 6mm PPC• 6mm Whisper• 6mm WOA• 6mm Hagar• 6mm BR Remington• 6×45mm• 6.5mm Whisper• 6.5mm Grendel• 6.5mm PPC• 6.5 WSSM• 6.5 WOA• 6.8 mm Remington SPC• 7mm Whisper• 7mm TCU• 7.62×39mm
Imperial• .17 Remington• .17-223• .17 HMR• .17 HM2• .204 Ruger• .20 Tactical• .20 Practical• .20 VarTarg• .221 Fireball• .22 LR• .22 WMR• .222 Remington• .222 Remington Magnum• .223 Remington Ackley Improved• 223 WSSM• .243 Winchester• 243 WSSM• .25 Winchester Super Short Magnum• .25x45mm• .30 Remington• .300 Whisper• .30 Herrett Rimless Tactical• 300 AAC Blackout (7.62×35mm)• .30 RAR• 300 OSSM• .30 Carbine• .35 Gremlin• .358 WSSM• .450 Bushmaster• .458 SOCOM• .50 BeowulfIn addition, the AR15 lower receiver can be used as a trigger mechanism for single shot or side-fed upper receiver platforms that shoot in a variety of larger calibers, including .50 BMG and Crossbow bolts.
Posted on May 13 at 7:41 p.m.
If you don't know Peter and the wonderful work he does for Marine Mammals, its your loss, some people do, at great sacrifice, and those who can't teach. It is the story as old as time itself.
So you are fine with students trashing the place and accept no responsibility for it. Many locals have adopted spots up and down the coast cleaning up the messes left, Monday morning is always the biggest day day for business. My neighbor who has been surfing here since 1948, got me started but it is a sum zero game. Maybe you can pass another law or regulation against littering, that will do it, fix everything LOL.
I did not own a car until I was 20, a bicycle was my mode of transportation, old steel frame, heavy by todays standards, I guess I missed something.
On Tour de Santa Barbara
Posted on May 13 at 4:53 p.m.
I forgot. Running down the beach this morning I saved a baby seal, Peter is a Saint, and felt pretty good about it. Still scanning I bumped into, right by the Mesa Stairs, litter from Homo-Academious City College, two used condoms, one in the wrapper and several boutique beer bottles. It was gross and bio-hazzard dangerous but I picked up the garbage, for the children. I wish the Piled Higher and Deeper Crowd would please train their pupils to pickup after themselves, little kids and residents like to use the beach too, we don't need any additional pollution for the surfers.
Posted on May 13 at 4:28 p.m.
No I DO NOT consider any sport that gets it edge from IV Needles and the Drug of the Month Club, a sport nor the contestants Champions.
Real Athletes, Jim Thorpe and Jesse Owens come to mind, are cheapened by the Frauds of Todays, follow the money.
Amgen, what business are they in?
"and please don't feel like you have to hurry back",
You gave me a carpetbagger response, right back at you. Pot calling the kettle black, offend you?
Isn't it time for another wilderness trip, schools almost out?
"Call sometime Paradise, kiss it goodbye", Don Henley
Posted on May 13 at 4:03 p.m.
Rifles in California are not registered until 2014. Rifles that meet the legal definition of "assault weapon", a made up legal term are Registered in California but not since 2000. This article
lists the rifle in question as semi-automatic but with a 14" barrel length, per NFA, national firearms act of 1934, rifles/shotguns with barrels lengths less than 16" are Federally Regulated.
Regardless of California State Law, the 14" barrel makes a Federal Felony and this guy is going to the Federal Pen for a long time.
On Convicted Felon Arrested with AK-47
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