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Posted on April 17 at 10:32 p.m.
"Looks to me like the MSST did exactly what it was trained to do, I'd trust these guys to have my back ANY day" - MMA
Which brings us back to the question I posed earlier - "Any of you folks have any doubt they'll open fire on us when the order is given?"
On Coast Guard Clashes with Yachters
Posted on April 17 at 2:12 p.m.
It never ends...
College Apologizes for Serving Mexican Food During Sci-Fi Eventby Aurelius • April 16, 2015
"Stevenson College, part of the University of California, Santa Cruz, is apologizing to its students for serving Mexican food during “Intergalactic” night.
In a letter sent out to students, the college apologized for having “a Mexican food buffet,” while also featuring spaceships and aliens. The college received complaints saying the combination was racist because of the association between Mexicans and illegal immigrants.
“We would never want to make a connection between individuals of Latino heritage or undocumented students and “aliens” and I am so sorry that our College Night appeared to do exactly that,” wrote Carolyn Golz who had taken this picture of the activities before the complaints:Intergalactic Night
After receiving complaints, Dr. Golz said that the event “demonstrated a cultural insensitivity on the part of the program planners and, though it was an unintentional mistake, I recognize that this incident caused harm within our community and negatively impacted students.”
As a result, Dr. Golz “will require cultural competence training for Programs staff, in addition to implementing mechanisms for future program planning that will ensure college programs are culturally sensitive and inclusive.”"
On Tempest in a Teepee at SBCC
Posted on April 17 at 1:54 p.m.
Should we ban air travel because of the TSA/Homeland Security over reaches, or should we reform our national security policy and allow airlines to have more control over their security measures? People who want more security can travel on airlines where higher security is performed, and people who want convenience can travel on airlines with more minimal security. People's individual preferences will then shape and adjust the type of climate related to security in airports.
Government really shouldn't be in the business of banning anything - they should be protecting people's rights, property rights, etc..
When people come to your town to give you money, it's kinda dumb to turn them away.
Posted on April 17 at 1:48 p.m.
"Because you can't ban Homeland Security.
BAN THE CRUISE SHIPS!"
Right, so if we ban cruise ships Homeland Security will go away?? The cruise ships aren't the problem. Free enterprise is not the problem. Big government is the problem.
Posted on April 17 at 1:45 p.m.
I guess Herschel forgot to read this part:
"The Coast Guard has categorically denied aiming any guns at yachters"
So they didn't apologize for aiming their guns at the yachters because they denied doing it.
Posted on April 17 at 1:15 p.m.
Why are we twisting government tyranny and placing the blame on private enterprise which had nothing to do with it? Tourist dollars are valuable, these people aren't taking up any space or beds at night, they aren't causing freeway congestion to get here, they just come and give us their money. Why complain?
Back to the REAL topic in question: Any of you folks have any doubt they'll open fire on us when the order is given? I'm not talking about the cruise ships, I'm talking about Homeland Security.
Posted on April 17 at 12:56 p.m.
"Did any of you half wits read the apology from the Coast Guard?"
They didn't apologize for what they did, they denied it.
Posted on April 17 at 12:54 p.m.
I don't think the cruise ships requested the security, I think it is government policy. Sort of like how sports stadiums are required to search people now. It has to do with large events and such.
So I wouldn't blame the cruise ships, this is a tourist town and locals benefit from tourism dollars. Even if you don't work in the tourism industry, if you own a company and provide goods services to the local community you are ultimately going to collect money from people who work in hotels and are apart of the tourist industry. Bringing more money into the local community from the outside is a good thing for us all.
Posted on April 17 at 1:56 a.m.
Posted on April 16 at 4:45 p.m.
Helene Schneider just announced her run for congress via email, maybe she announced officially already and I missed it but ya.
On Diving for Debris