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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
Posted on April 23 at 10:19 a.m.
As expected... Lawyers always sue the deepest pockets they can find. In this case the target pockets are very, very deep but I cannot imagine how any judge could find these parties at all liable for the actions of a single employee after hours and not on official business. I'll bet they settle though. Its cheaper and easier to just cut a check and not admit guilt or fault or set a precedent.
The only winner here is the attorney who filed for Dies. What a scumbag.
Posted on April 16 at 12:12 p.m.
I am all for preservation but what about this stretch is natural? Its polluted with agriculture, cattle, HWY 101, rail roads and oil production. Its been planted with non-native plants for so long they're now the dominate species, its overused by people who dont clean up and is polluted by campers, RV's and countless diesel spilling boats. In other words: Its no more pristine or natural in its current state than Malibu or Santa Barbara.
What ever once was, is long gone. Converting various tracts to a park isnt going to remove the massive pollution any more than a couple of private homes... in fact, I would say that private ownership would do more for preservation than allowing the general public to do as they please. Show me a single place where the public goes that isnt trashed and I'll show you a place that is extremely difficult to get to...
On CA Coastal Commission Approves Paradiso del Mare Project
Posted on April 11 at 9:22 a.m.
Roger Manning? Jellyfish!
On Review: Beck at the Arlington Theatre
Posted on March 18 at 10:20 a.m.
realitycheck88 - How many babies have you adopted? How many do you care for? How much money do you give to orphanages? How much time do you donate to child welfare causes?
So instead of preaching your myopic and antiquated (read: stupid) ideals, go out in the real world and do some actual work to aide the millions of children born into the world by parents who were not able or willing to care for them and until you have spent every last penny, every waking hour every ounce of effort, you have no right to tell anyone how or what they can do with their bodies or their lives. People like you suck.
On UCSB Professor Accused of Assaulting Anti-Abortion Activist
Posted on March 17 at 10:41 a.m.
thequidnunc - "Firstly, she teaches useless garbage and got into NYU no doubt as a result of Affirmative Action i.e. reverse racism. "
A clear statement of prejudice and racism as I have ever read... assumption and prejudice running rampant in your statement as your aligning her race with her position and beyond... And to throw in the "my wife is Asian?"... Holy crap dude, get a clue! You're about as typical of the old Archie Bunker racist as I've ever encountered...
Posted on March 15 at 7:57 a.m.
thequidnunc = racist