Page 1 of 53
Posted on August 21 at 2:17 p.m.
Where your Civilian Government goes to shop.
On I Bark, Therefore I Yam
Posted on August 21 at 1:51 p.m.
Show me the Water, is not the silt bed known as Gibraltar Reservoir supposed to supply water to the Mesa Area? The Mesa is already over crowded, how about a sustainable level of Students instead of build, build, build. Follow the Money, its a scam.
On City College Needs Measure S
Posted on August 21 at 9:43 a.m.
The Cuyama/Santa Maria River, Ventura River, Santa Clara River have all become storm drains for when it does rain. The Twitchell Reservoir
captures the waters which once Recharged the aquifer in Cuyama.
In the early 1960's, cue Davy to have a hissy fit, before over-population, wilderness areas with fufu names, the water still flowed, the aquifers recharged. "Water Mining" by Yankees to feed their "Earthly Boxes" has decimated steelhead and land animals. Dam Nation is groundwater mining also.
The aquifer under the Coachella Valley which built up over millions of years from the runoff of the San Jacinto Mountains has been dropping at an alarming rate from gambling, housing and golf courses.
I remember Scotties near Ozena, the Buckhorn being the only real civilization after the Deer Lodge, it was the real badlands. Nothing like backpacking in 15 degrees and trying to stay warm.
Yes AG is over using but the Dams stop the aquifer recharge. In an ideal world extraction should match the recharge rate but the Dams prevent recharge from happening. Ground Water Tables all over Southern California have dropped and current extraction rates are not sustainable, that is why we have "Salt Water Intrusion" on the Coast.
On Cuyama Valley Drying Up
Posted on August 20 at 8:02 a.m.
First the article does not state the type of Chevy pickup ( short bed, long bed, 1/2, 3/4, 1 ton, standard 4 wheels or dually) nor the size of the trailer (one, two, three, four, six or 8 horse, bumper or gooseneck pull) makes a big difference as to tow-ability of the load and the skill set needed by the operator to maneuver the load as well as the class of driver license needed to operate the rig.
Many questions, but one thing is very evident, a 16 year-old should not be operating a trailered rig on public roads, just not enough behind the wheel experience.
Very sad for all involved.
On Investigation into Bicyclist's Death Continues
Posted on August 7 at 9:53 a.m.
Mean While. Germany the poster child of the Modern Socialist Utopia has just a few problems to deal with as the leader of the EU.
Germany's DAX stock index has plunged once again, to the same level as in October 2013 as European economic realities (coupled with sanctions retaliation fears) miss expectations drastically. The DAX is now in "correction", down 10.235% from its June record highs as it appears the more the US sanctions Russia, the more Europe crumbles...
Germany's Largest Bank headline WSJ, August 7, 2014
"Regulators Cite Risk-Control Deficiencies at Deutsche Bank.
Deutsche Bank is facing a barrage of criticism from U.S. regulators over what they say are weak reporting systems and risk controls, including under a confidential pact that formally orders the bank to make far-reaching improvements, according to people familiar with the agreement."
All is not well in Utopia, is it.
On Letter from Munich
Posted on August 6 at 9:56 a.m.
I personally prefer the Rhine River above Bonn, Cologne which was 99.9% destroyed during WWII, except for the Cathedral, is magically rebuilt with the view across the Rhine and the constant traffic on the water going up and down the water way, people living on their cargo barges free of the urban zoo, so close but so faraway.
Posted on August 6 at 9:44 a.m.
Seeing a 600 lb Black Sea Bass in its native environment is an E-Ticket especially when their natural curiosity brings them so close that you can count their scales, one of the reasons they were so easy to spear in the 60's.
One of my favorite subjects to film.
On UCSB Researchers Organize Giant Sea Bass Count
Posted on August 1 at 11:32 a.m.
What no love for the pre-Colvis Peoples, so sad.
I guess at Fiesta Pequeña the Chumash Elder's admonishment for Love Mother Earth fell on the deaf ears of the Water Diversion Peoples from the East.
Here is a little information on the peoples here before Columbus.
Ask them about what happens without orderly/regulated immigration, as 90-95% of their population died of disease.
Well the “your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning” were quantined on Ellis Island before being allowed to enter.
Regulated is necessary to prevent diseases from spreading, history tells us this.
Also read about "The Black Plague", of course if you have the Delta 34 gene, you are golden.
On A Once and Future Dog
Posted on July 30 at 11:54 a.m.
An irreverent melody for Lois and Chris, both way past being relevant.
On Meeting Congressional Candidate Chris Mitchum
Posted on July 30 at 9:24 a.m.
Mean while in Germany:
"Deutsche Bank reported a fall in second-quarter net profit to 237 euros ($318.5 million), compared with 334 million euros in the same period last year, hurt by lower revenue and higher taxes.
The profit figure missed analysts' expectations of a 545 million euro profit, according to a poll by The Wall Street Journal."
This is not good, because Germany is all the EU really has.
What I worry about is Obama is like Jimmy Carter, doesn't have a clue.
Now I admire Jimmy Carter as a man and the fine work he has done for Habitat for Humanity and other humanitarian causes, a true idealist. But Jimmy Carter as a leader, total failure.
Obama is playing checkers and Putin is playing chess. Having had the opportunity to study the Russian Mind, I wonder is Obama realizes this guy will scorch the earth rather than give-in to the West.
As noted today, the sanctioning countries have a $30 trillion GDP vs Russia's $2 trillion GDP but Russia is already placing sanctions of it's own.
I don't see Russia blinking and they still have Nukes, unlike Ukraine.
Merkel has a much better understanding but I don't think Obama will listen to her, I see his arrogance and that of his whole administration a real problem in international politics.
Merkel should be listened to, but won't be, this will lead us down the wrong path.
On Germany Awake, America Asleep?