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Posted on May 21 at 11:11 a.m.

oaintw, the 50mph speed limit right next to those bike lanes is pretty daunting for some recreational cyclists and families to use.

On Paths Along Las Positas and Modoc Considered

Posted on May 21 at 10:24 a.m.

"U.S. Coast Guard PIO Rob Simpson said dispersants, or chemicals used to break down oil into smaller droplets, “have not been [part of] discussions as solutions.”"

Good, that stuff is more toxic than the oil.

On State of Emergency Declared for Refugio Oil Spill

Posted on May 20 at 3:34 p.m.

If Republicans are the party of "stupid" (which I won't debate), Democrats are the party of "gullible".

CO2 is not toxic to the environment. Our planet is constantly going through climate shifts. Science tells us that we had much warmer temperatures by almost a couple of degrees and a higher CO2 concentrations during the medieval warming period in the 1300s. The ocean was at about the same level it is today, the ocean level has not changed significantly for thousands of years despite substantial climate shifts. The increase in CO2 and temperatures during this time was great for plant life and agriculture, this is all recorded history.

Then science tells us we had a mini-ice age during the end of the 18th century. History corroborates these facts. We have been coming out of a mini-ice age for the last couple hundred years and that is why temperatures have been trending up. However currently we are at about the median temperatures for the last thousand years or so. Nothing to worry about.

Environmentalists should be focused on toxic pollution and not harmless CO2.

On A State of Gas

Posted on May 20 at 2:29 p.m.

"I think many Chinese folks would eat their neighbors young if it got them ahead."

So would Mama June.

On Puppy Abuser Pleads Guilty in Court

Posted on May 20 at 1:44 p.m.

"Never trust and atheist, I always say. You need to have a system of sin, if you really want the whole truth."

Doesn't Jesus save sinners if they are believers? Doesn't this give Christians impunity to sin?

On Students Stage Sit-In at Cheadle Hall

Posted on May 20 at 12:26 p.m.

In Europe the government allows diesel cars that get 80+ mpg so they can drive at least as far, dollar for dollar as we can. Thanks to government regulations, we can't have 80+ mpg diesel cars here in the US.

On Big Oil Spill Along Refugio Coast

Posted on May 20 at 12:21 p.m.

Yes we can, shop at OSH when possible.

On Don't Kill that Swarm, Hand Me the Queen

Posted on May 20 at 11:45 a.m.

Bottom line: if we stop giving benefits and subsidies to oil companies and make them responsible for their actions, then consumers will actually be able to see the true price of oil. Jarvis thinks this is some how 'bad' and 'choking off' our current energy supply but that is inaccurate. We already pay the true price of oil through tax dollars and monetary inflation, we just don't actually see the true price at the pump and so it is a commodity that is overly competitive in the market.

So if the subsidies and benefits that went to oil companies came back to consumers, then we would see the true price of oil. Since the price of oil will be higher AND consumers will have extra income to spend on energy consumption, consumers will be able to make a personal decision whether they want to invest in new or different types of energies that might be a little more expensive but may make them feel better about their footprint on the earth.

Currently, everybody is forced to pay the subsidies and benefits for the oil companies and so many people have no choice but to spend the rest of their money on the cheaper alternative that was pre-selected for them.

Jarvis, all I'm asking is to let the market work. You are trying to use socialist tactics to push oil on the market when the market may very well have different preferences.

On Big Oil Spill Along Refugio Coast

Posted on May 20 at 11:31 a.m.

"The average pot head takes how many new drugs ....daily?"

Certainly less than the average non-pothead always going to the medical pharmacy..

On County Looks to Big Pharma to Fund Drug Take Back

Posted on May 20 at 11:06 a.m.

Probably should have got a clue with all the pallets of Monsanto Roundup you see when you walk in that are helping to kill the bees in the first place..

On Don't Kill that Swarm, Hand Me the Queen

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