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Posted on January 11 at 6:46 p.m.
I find the preceding comments of others really pathetic. I fully support the objectives of the group Coalition Against Gun Violence and I wish them well. Don't be discouraged by all the right wing nuts in this country.
On Arizona Tragedy Sparks Debate
Posted on January 8 at 7:59 a.m.
A rock and a chair have a rudimentary form of consciousness? Just what has the author been smoking or ingesting? Consciousness is awareness. What is a rock or chair aware of? Nothing. Consciousness began with life and manifested as a very basic awareness of the environment in single cell organisms. As a result of evolution, humans' awareness of their environment grew much more complete while we are also became self-aware. There is nothing mystical about this at all!
On The C Word — Consciousness — and Emergence
Posted on April 15 at 10:04 a.m.
Bravo to the residents of Santa Barbara past and present for the work they have done to preserve their open natural spaces!
On A Legacy in Landscapes
Posted on January 20 at 8:15 a.m.
Anybody ask Tiger Woods his opinion on all this?
On Bucking Monogamy
Posted on December 10 at 7:17 a.m.
Most San Diego area municipalities have banned smoking at beaches and public parks. It's the way to go!
On County Considers Cigarette Ban
Posted on October 15 at 8:31 a.m.
Perhaps Measure B is much ado about nothing, I'm not sure. But regardless of the outcome of this referendum, Santa Barbarans should be proud of the level of concern in the city for protecting its community character. As a visitor to the city, I know that I will be returning time and time again as long as that concern is alive and well.
On Measuring B
Posted on September 24 at 9 a.m.
Congratulations to your Planning Commission for exercizing good sense. In the city where I live (Kelowna, BC, Canada) the airheads on our Planning Commission always vote in favour of so-called "green" projects no matter how hideous they are and no matter how they destroy neighbourhood character.
On Not-So-Jolly Green Giant
Posted on September 19 at 7:56 a.m.
It's shocking how many lies about the Canadian health care system (we call it public health care, not "socialized medicine") have gained wide acceptance in the U.S. like Canadians don't get to choose their own doctors. That's absolute nonsense and for a recent major procedure, I was able to choose my own hospital as well my doctor. Yes, there are waits for some procedures, but in my case the doctors wanted to get me in faster than I was able to get ready for the trip as I chose to travel to an another province for a very specialized type of treatment that wasn't available locally, and yes, my home province agreed to foot the entire bill for my services there with no hassle.
The lies that are being spread about Canadian health care are malicious and false. Please pay close attention to the source of the information as the reporting may be politically biased. I'd avoid Fox news.
John (from Canada)
On How Health Care Is Done in Canada
Posted on September 9 at 7:33 a.m.
Why must "vibrant" mean tall buildings? I think downtown Santa Barbara is already vibrant with lots of pedestrian activity. The presence of tall buildings will only discourage tourists from coming back.
On <em>Building Heights: The Pros and Cons of Measure B</em> -- 09/09/09 at S.B. Museum of Natural History
Posted on July 30 at 8:03 a.m.
This shows what a hypocrite Governor Schwartzenneger, the would-be environmentalist, really is.
On Pedro Drills Arnold