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Posted on March 28 at 2:11 p.m.
They spent all day training with their new military equipment and then needed to make up drill to run around town with it.The choice of targets reflects the current political debate on gun control.
The SBPD is way over funded, thanks to Homeland Security. Now they are looking to justify militarism. Beware SB.
On SWAT Team Searching State Street Gun Shop
Posted on March 28 at 1:32 p.m.
To illustrate the problem, consider this:
At the discretion of the IRS, any American citizen can be audited.
However, not even the Congress or the President would dare to audit the Federal Reserve Bank.
The income tax is wealth re-distribution from the working classes to the ruling classes. It was instated in 1913 along with the Federal Reserve Bank. We have been slaves for 100 years, and counting.
On Income Taxes: Legit or Not?
Posted on March 28 at 12:49 p.m.
This was faked to justify running around SB in full military gear with machine guns. It's a training exercise and not a real call.
Posted on March 17 at 11:51 p.m.
Or cut the subsidies that are going to housing in the million dollar market. The FHA is backing mortgages for a million dollars with 3.5% down. Trillions of federal money is going to keep real estate expensive. Meanwhile poorer cities have tracks of vacant houses going into disrepair.The whole thing is stupid.
On Housing and Sequestration
Posted on March 17 at 11:33 p.m.
Most houses in SB are growing black mold. The advantage of government housing is having someone to sue. Sign me up.
On Mold Lawsuit Against City Underway
Posted on February 21 at 6:02 p.m.
yeah, vote them ALL out.Starting with congress.
On Conflicted Interests
Posted on February 21 at 4:24 p.m.
Commentators here are entitled to have an opinion about social issues, and they choose to emphasize that part of the discussion.However, the point of the article is that the BAR and the ABR have no right to address such issues in their official capacity. In fact, most of what they do is unethical to the extent that dictating architecture beyond the concise limits of the zoning laws oppresses the rights of the property owners to make their own lifestyle choices and modes of self expression. The BAR and the ABR are inherently unethical.Beyond the issue of social engineering, there is also the conflict of interest that the BAR and ABR members have in making business for architects. Also there's the issue of qualifications, as many members are not licensed architects but landscape and interior designers who are also there to drum up business.The solution to the problem is simply to shut the whole charade down. We have zoning laws for a reason.
Posted on February 21 at 3:58 p.m.
When the big banks received $700 billion in TARP funds, people complained about the multi-million dollar bonuses doled out to the executives. The banks argued that they needed to pay well in order to retain "talent". The talent were the same incompetent and corrupt fools that caused the crisis.I contend that the quality of government would be better if the pay was less. Instead of recruiting "movers and shakers", hire an honest reliable accountant for under $100K who will tell you the facts that you don't want to hear, like "you can't afford it" and "it's a waste of money."
On Greener Grass in Orange County?
Posted on February 21 at 10:01 a.m.
Definitely should be an elected position. If you have to pay public servants upwards of $200K, then all you get is self-servants.
Posted on February 21 at 9:57 a.m.
On the same ballot we should have the salaries of public servants, and the choice of which ones to cut. Some get $200K to $300K.
On Council Mulls Sales Tax Bump
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