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Posted on April 12 at 11:21 a.m.
So what was inaccurate? Was the beach not trashed last year? Did people not fall off the cliffs? Was there no arrests or citations? Did the county not have to spend $20,000 dollars babysitting?
On Buoyed by Beer, Floatopia Survives on Land
Posted on April 10 at 1:44 p.m.
... and after watching that video again, I saw a total of 1 person actually pick something up, and all she did was put her cup into a larger pile. sad.
On County Declares 'No Float Zone'
Posted on April 10 at 1:34 p.m.
Maybe if the environment wasn't completely disrespected, and the county wasn't forced to spend $20,000 to babysit the first time, they wouldn't be taking away your "fun".
For every action there is a reaction, however drastic it may be.
On What's Wrong with Fun?
Posted on April 10 at 1:12 p.m.
The amount of trash left behind was inexcusable. Just because there were a few people responsible enough to try and clean it up does in no way justify it.
Your attempts to deflect the issue saying that junk is left behind at all the beaches in SB is laughable. Yes, people leave trash at every beach. So what? The amount of trash that was left behind on that particular day in IV was probably equal to the amount of trash left behind at all the beaches in SB for the entire year...pathetic.
Really, besides the complete disregard for the environment, the fact that the already cash strapped county had to spends tens of thousands of dollars babysitting, and also the fact that it is now illegal to drink on the beach in IV (which everyone knew was going to happen, and was a direct result of floatopia), I have no problem with it.
If people want to hang out at the beach and have a party, I'm all for it, but if you can't do it responsibly, which they already pretty much proved that they couldn't do, then what did you expect the county to do?
I get it, you love IV and will continue to defend it's good side, but I think you need to be real and admit it has some major flaws as well.
Posted on April 9 at 4:27 p.m.
So all that trash wasn't because of floatopia?.. and your assumption that the fuel drum had nothing to do with it.? nice. defensive much?
I never said that all the trash that washes up on the beach throughout the year was from floatopia. But on that day the majority of the trash was a direct result of it.
I applaud the cleanup efforts, my point was to illustrate what was left behind.
And the stuff that was floating and couldn't be picked up, and whatever ended up on the ocean floor? What about that?
Posted on April 9 at 3:28 p.m.
Video of the trash from last years floatopia.
Posted on January 14 at 1:02 p.m.
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On Direct Relief to Haiti
Posted on December 2 at 4:14 p.m.
Maybe they should help familes out by not making clothes in sweatshops in china with forced child labor.
On Old Navy Helping Foster Families
Posted on October 28 at 6:45 p.m.
OK I was finally able to open the pdfs from the city site. It looks like they want to build a quite a bit of new stuff, not just at Elings Park south, but north as well.
At Elings park south here is what they have listed.
"Bicycle Motocross (BMX) Track with night lighting, Park office building and restrooms (1,350 square feet), Disc Golf Course, picnic areas, public pedestrian access and accessibility improvements, paved parking spaces (25 spaces), overflow parking area (approximately 100 spaces),and landscaping.
Special events that could draw 1,000 visitors or more are proposed to occur a maximum of 12 times per year."
The photos in the article look like they were taken from the wilcox property. Maybe trees are blocking where the proposed additions would go?
I do find it kinda funny that the people who have organized the SEPS website have photos on it, at someones house that overlooks the park. It seems a little selfish to me that they would oppose something that is clearly going to benefit the entire community just for the sake of preserving their view. With the added landscaping, who knows, maybe it improves their view?
On Save Elings Park South
Posted on September 18 at 1:08 p.m.
"5. Reuse old party decorations, or use the favors as decorations."
"We purchased inflatable earth balls instead of balloons. Bought posters detailing lifecycles to stick in the ground like signs."
and were the inflatable earth balls made out of plastic and made in China?
So you tell people to re-use and then you go out and BUY stuff? Sorry, you lost me there.
On B'Earth Day Party a Hit!