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Posted on December 3 at 5:42 p.m.
I will be following this case but I have to ask, are the author/client cherry picking the Bill of Rights for their Cause or are all the others just as Sacred as their claim of the 1st.
I often find when one particular Right is championed the others are not. I champion the entire Bill of Rights because I believe they stand together and not alone, it is an all or nothing game.
It will be interesting in how SCOTUS rules and what Scrutiny is applied as to the compelling interest that the Government claims.
On The Military Line
Posted on December 2 at 3:06 p.m.
Your comments are spot on.
I knew as soon as the NPS built the bridge this would be going on.
Soon there will be a concession stand with snow cones.
On Future of the Channel Islands
Posted on December 1 at 3:03 p.m.
Santa Cruz island did indeed have a Winery, grapes that had a special flavor and were highly appreciated in Santa Barbara.
Santa Catalina Island is in the process of planting grapes today.
The NPS has a landing craft in it's Fleet, in Ventura, and certainly can transport vehicles to the Islands.
If the Taxpayers knew the amount of equipment they have already exported to the CINP it would boggle your mind.
Government serves itself and the Money Pit on the islands is very very deep.
Follow the Money and the truth will reveal itself.
Posted on November 27 at 3:58 p.m.
The old style seawater reactors should be taken out of service, they are very dangerous.
IFR Reactors should replace them. IFR Reactors can be fueled by expended fuel from Gen 1,2,3 reactors.
On Diablo Canyon: Mad Dogs and Crazy Chickens
Posted on November 25 at 10:42 a.m.
One more comment on the Autotopia that is now Avalon. Prior to Hamilton Cove being built 1990ish, automotive traffic was highly restricted but the building of Hamilton Cove and other projects in the hills opened the door for 10 times more internal combustion engined vehicles because electrics would not climb the hills. Imagine Avalon with 1/10 the traffic and noise.
On Close Escape: Catalina
Posted on November 25 at 10:18 a.m.
Your reference to lab rats in the cage and in a natural environment, the results.
I would argue that the Urban environment is not natural to homo sapien, thus drug use will always be in an urban setting. Homo-sapiens have been looking for mystical altered states from the very beginning or escape from the hopeless some find in the urban jungle, thus drugs will always be with us.
Talking with a hospital based physician that I have known for over 45 years. The trend is to over-use opiates in medicine today and leads to a therapeutic dependency. I have also read that the human brain is not fully developed until age 26 and even mary jane retards brain growth in teenagers with no such side events for those over age 26 but Cannabinoids without the THC have been very therapeutic for treatment of seizures and other nervous system issues even in very young children.
The bio-mechanical machine known as Man is very complex and given the great shift of the Industrial Revolution, it remains clear there are no easy answers.
I agree that Prohibitions don't work and cause the violence that we see now and saw in the 1920-30's.
You are correct the War on Drugs/Terrorism has become a war on all our liberties. Government instead of surgically dealing the issue uses a 2000 lb gorilla.
Localism is the only governmental idea that really has a chance in dealing with the complex issues involved here.
Rural Alaska has dry villages and local village laws to combat drug and alcohol abuse supported by the State government. The Village Elders and their non-leo village safety officers interface with the State to deal with the issues.
Centralized Authority has never been able to address the issues presented, its Localism that would.
On Is the Mexican Mafia Making Moves in Santa Barbara?
Posted on November 24 at 3:51 p.m.
In Avalon a walk up Avalon Canyon all the way to the Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden, at the mausoleums right staircase is a gate that leads to the Trans-Catalina Trail which allows day hikes as well as overnight backpacking.
I would reccomend the Banning House on the West End, very romantic. Scuba,snorkel, standup paddle, kayak,bike, hike and wildlife. Buffalo, Island Fox, Deer can all be seen without the karts, noise, and tourists of Avalon. Great walk over to Cat Harbor and the view of the western Pacific.
Catalina has some hidden gems that most people miss.
Posted on November 23 at 9:40 a.m.
The Mesa is overpopulated and has many issues swept under the rug.
1. The leaking water tank at Kenwood and Fellowship, at some point the hillside will become over saturated by the leak.
2. The power grid that is very flakey and drops below 115volts, Silly Council needs to lean on Edison.
3. SBCC being a Junior College, the original JC mission was to provide AA degrees for SB County High School graduates and Adult Ed for local working adults. With the original mission redefined the traffic created is way more than originally planned.
4. Water - This summer will be telling - see overpopulated, water conservation issues far outweigh the roundabout.
Put in a signal and use the money saved to remeniate some of the other issues.
The Stepford Architects (Mesa Architects) have been pushing the roundabout for years. Why, well they make their money doing Development, talk about a conflict of interest.
On Roundabout or Stoplight at Cliff and Las Positas?
Posted on November 22 at 9:09 p.m.
The televised funeral is the only time I ever saw my Father cry.
On The Day the World Stood Still
Posted on November 11 at 8:15 a.m.
I tried that once off of Anacapa Island, they would not have anything to do with me. I guess I did not smell right.
On Deal Reached on Hot Springs Canyon
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