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Posted on January 6 at 10:34 a.m.

Barney - You use the disparaging term "disgorge" with regards to cruise ship visitors, while disparaging the weather in Bakersfield, Scottsdale & Fargo. The increasing nautical tourist count, and visitor spending, is obviously linked to SB's weather; berating both visitors, and their weather, reflects you ubiquitous "progressive" hypocrisy.

On What? Another Year?

Posted on March 27 at 1:51 p.m.

Mr Gates fails to walk the talk:

On Bill Gates Fights Global Warming in Goleta

Posted on March 25 at 6:26 p.m.

So Bill walked to SB from his 66,000 sq ft house on Lake Washington?

On Bill Gates Fights Global Warming in Goleta

Posted on January 26 at 4:51 p.m.

Those that lack the ambition, or aptitude, to compete in our market economy are supported by tax-payer underwritten social services. To suggest that tax incentives for taking the risk of investing in securities is "wrong" is an indication of Ms Causey's limited financial acumen, and a common theme among those in the self-proclaimed "99%" whose plight is self-fulfilling. The beauty of our system is that it rewards performance; Frances' response is to criticize achievement, and bemoan one's place in life rather than embrace the limitless opportunities inherent in a capitalistic system.

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Posted on July 11 at 11:07 a.m.

Reminds me of the story my dad tells about his circumcision: When asked if the procedure hurt, he says it was done when he was 3-days old and he didn't recall specifics, just that he couldn't walk for a year!

On Circumcision: Cut It Out?

Posted on January 1 at 9:19 p.m.

topcat.....The computer you use to pontificate your coolness utilizes Korean memory chips and a petroleum-based chassis, components that consume significantly more resources than that nicely gift-wrapped paisley tie from grandma.

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Posted on July 12 at 11:38 a.m.

All - My thoughts on having kids / not having kids is simple. Are you happy with the decision your parents made to have you? If so, you are parent material; if not, well, you've just answered your question.

On Why Have Kids?

Posted on October 21 at 12:22 p.m.

Rode my bike to a "welcome home" party Sunday for a grad student returning from Europe. I suspect I saved a couple of penguins somewhere given my choice of transport, though his trip abroad may have clouded our collective carbon math. Following a prescribed responsibility recipe is impossible, and ripe with inconsistency, pompousness and hypocrisy. Humans are a species too, and commerce underwrites our collective existence. Given our planet's population of nearly 7 billion, your kid's Big Mac is helping MCD employees, shareholders, suppliers, franchisees, and perhaps your local heart surgeon and Jenny Craig counselor. Oh, and my friend's PhD dissertation: Global Biomass Cogeneration.

On Doing the Right Thing

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