Comments by mzak

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Posted on May 3 at 2:31 p.m.

I fully agree that parents must be the crux of teaching their children about safe sex, the importance of contraception, etc. It seems though your response is more of a call to arms to parents, implying that the schools should be left to themselves and continue their current inadequate lesson-plans; the wake up call to parents is totally necessary but pressure should be on SBSD to ramp up efforts on their parts.

By the way, I went through the Santa Barbara School District and was taught sex ed in 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade and 9th grade. Some were good but some were truly terrible.

On Santa Barbara Schools Fail Sex Ed Audit

Posted on April 26 at 2:12 p.m.

I see lots of agreement, but even as a college student, I have to disagree with a few things.
People my age have this sense of entitlement that sickens me. My girlfriend and I work at least 30 hours a week each while being full-time students, paying our own bills, rent, gas, food, etc; compare that to the students getting massive grants for being "underpriviledged" and spending 5 years through college earning C's.
Though Luck and Pluck is an archaic cliche, everyones forgotten that if you work hard, you'll generally do OK; when you're working hard and need help, then I fully agree government programs should be in place to assist. But if you're 25, high school diploma and 4 kids with another on the way, why should I be spending a large part of my earned money for someone that clearly isn't working to make their life work? Or take one of my ex-associates, who after realizing he could go on unemployment, moved back into his parents house and hasn't even attempted to find a new job?

Vice taxes are one calling point to all in defecit reduction, but is it truly right to tax the minority of people doing "undesireable" activities, to "teach" them while they "help" pay for continuing war?

Does anyone remember the Orwellian-distopia, where "Big Brother" was a facist, BAD thing?

On America's New Chosen People

Posted on April 26 at 1:49 p.m.

Not that I'm a GWB fan, but that 7 year trial beginning in 2003 on Barry Bonds....meaning it ended in 2010....meaning our current president ostensibly could have ended it, saving money?

On Let Sleeping Dogs Prevaricate

Posted on April 26 at 1:45 p.m.

What really bugs me right now is the amount of town-hall "meetings" (read: campaigning) our President is doing now in preparation of the 2012 election.
Enter comment: Everybody else (R&D) have started their campaining. One small difference: they are not the elected president.

Should one really be spending so much effort in job security when 3/8 of the elected term remains? Hmmmm

On Why I Can’t Vote For You Again, Mr. President

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