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Posted on May 18 at 10:32 a.m.
Corporations are not bad, but they they exist only to shelter people from liability and earn profits at all cost. As an entrepreneur, business owner and capitalist, I use corporate structures to hide and earn. Period.
Local citrus and avocado orchards are a hold-over from the past they should disappear from the area as they offer no real benefit to a semi arid landscape and a post agricultural economy. Instead they exist only to enrich their owners at a very high cost to people and to the ecology. We can import all our citrus and avocados at a much reduced cost to the environment. I'd much rather we grew table greens and left the pesticides and herbicides used in mass go away...
If you're curious you can look up the exorbitant tax breaks the local avo and citrus growers receive not to mention the massive amount of water and petro chemicals they use. In fact, these two industries can be directly tied to the demise of the honey bee which the entire country and ecology depends upon.
But I guess you'd rather let these "farmers" make millions a year and pay virtually no tax while employing many illegal immigrants and pushing their profits out of the area in the form of capital gain investments..
On Water Conservation All Wet
Posted on May 18 at 10:19 a.m.
Nitrous last for a min or two at most, was this nut really driving while doing whipits?
Put her away for life and tie her tubes. What a moronic menace. I hope to god she does not have kids.
On Driver in Deadly DUI Crash Was Allegedly Huffing
Posted on May 18 at 9:10 a.m.
We really do not need to grow citrus and avocados with potable water. If the trees cannot survive without potable water, they should die. We already give these immense profit making farmers and corporations excessive tax breaks and all sorts of benefits and yet we do not need to grow these things here as they are easily imported from places with enough natural resources to support their growth. Cut them off.
And cut the hotels and industrial users by 50%. They use more water per person than any other source.
We have to make it through to Nov when El Nino will dump a record amount of rain on CA and leave this drought in the dust.
Posted on May 7 at 12:10 p.m.
Gotta love Christians. No matter what they learn, no matter what they read, no matter which version of history and fable they choose to follow, they will deny any possibility that their version isnt the absolute matter of fact truth... Talk about ignorance! You people are hilarious except that you cause more pain, more suffering and more death than any other. But let's not let factual history get in the way of your faith...
JesusisReality = what do you say to the Gospel of Barnabas? Or do you just pick and choose which and what to believe? You know, kinda like the buffet lines American Christians love so much...
On Motorcycle Accident Results in DUI Arrest; Boy Passenger Injured
Posted on May 7 at 10:57 a.m.
You mean to tell me that this was not God's plan? That Jesus didnt fly down from the sky and save him from his own desires? That the fairies didnt swoop down and save this man and his child from disaster? NO! Tell me its not true!
Man, what a dick this guys is... This guy and most evangelical charlatans truly are the worst people on earth. They pray on the meek the weak minded and the less able.... and they do it for profit!!! The hypocrisy of the evangelicals is simply astounding. And the responses from his "flock" are eye-opening. These are some of the most gullible, most stupid people on earth. And they live among us...
The irony of a church named Reality is lost on most it seems. For there is nothing further from reality than an evangelical Christian mega church preaching its ignorant fueled mantra, week and week after week....
Posted on May 3 at 9:34 a.m.
bizarre. Truly bizarre. There is nothing stopping any individual regardless of their race or ethnicity from getting on the ballot or being elected. If the "latino" population feels its underrepresented then have a few people run and get the community to actually engage in the process.
I am sick of people self segregating and demanding equal representation. You cannot have a community that prides itself on not being included complain about not being included.
On Is the Council Too White?
Posted on May 2 at 8:26 a.m.
Most of this is common sense but the restaurant water is just silly. The 8oz of water served in a glass is a pittance compared to the massive amount of water restaraunts waste in their kitchen. Maybe we can just charge more for water and let the market take over? Put a min amount each home is aloted and then charge a higher rate as the use goes over... do people really need more than 100gal a day each? I think not...
I also think we're going to end up in a tattle tale state. Neighbors will be tattling on neighbors and its going to destroy a lot more than a few lawns. Making it a crime to water your lawn or not cover your pool is silly isnt it?
And shut off the useless, for profit citrus and avo users. These folks enjoy their profits on our backs with tax incentives, insane water usage and more when what they produce can easily be imported from other more wet areas of the world. We dont need citrus and avo farms here. They are a hold over from a different time.... let's evolve and realize they have no place in a desert.
On Water Restrictions on the Way?
Posted on April 29 at 10:16 a.m.
Man what a boring show. While I like The National, they're really, really boring live. They're not dynamic musically, they have virtually no stage presence and all their songs sound the same.... which makes for one heck of a boring concert. Put on their music as ambient background and you can read, talk and do all sorts of things... but you wont be listening.
On Review: The National at the Santa Barbara Bowl
Posted on April 29 at 10:02 a.m.
The War on Drugs has destroyed any semblance of privacy or protection from unwarranted searches. This is about as clear a 4th amendment violation as possible and yet its not only accepted, its promoted!
Stupid cops doing stupid things because they've been brainwashed into thinking their job is to enforce, when its actually to protect.
The shift from Peace Officer to Law Enforcement is more than a semantic shift, its a seismic shift in approach and philosophy.
On 'Party Patrol' Raids Isla Vista Homes
Posted on April 24 at 12:07 p.m.
Armchair analysis by the woefully ignorant.
This is about money. That's it. That's all. Its not about redemption, its not about vengeance, It's about getting as much money as possible as a result of a tragedy. Someone, everyone must pay! Its the American way. Sue the deepest pockets and take your 40%. Gotta love tort law.
On Dies Family Sues U.S. Government, Capps, Morua