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Posted on March 28 at 10:59 a.m.

This is a good article, perhaps the best I've read seeking the facts and presenting an unbiased report.

For those still clinging to their fears, I would raise the issue of the damage done by exaggerated radiation-phobia. Consider the dramatic rise in fossil fuel consumption in Japan, Germany and California where nuclear plants have been shut down. Germany has replaced most of this power with increased coal consumption. Note that burning coal emits significant radiation pollution in addition to the heavy metals, CO2 and soot. Also, the worlds increased reliance on natural gas has proliferated fracking and is currently biasing political agendas with respect to Ukraine and Russia.

On a positive note, one can consider the disaster that hit Fukushima an excellent test case for examine failure modes of nuclear power plants. The knowledge derived from this has resulted in the redesign of the 100 or so power plants currently planned to be constructed in China, so safety improvements have already been magnified on the order of 100 fold.

Finally, respect should be paid the people of Japan for having endured the disaster of the massive earthquake and tsunami from which some 20,000 lives were lost. No loss of life was attributable to the nuclear meltdown, but as self centered westerners, this seems to be all we remember about the event.

On The Fukushima Fallout

Posted on February 3 at 11:53 p.m.

Ironic, when the drought hits, real estate will be "under water."

On 'Mega-Drought' Looms

Posted on January 31 at 10:25 a.m.

Water Buffalos:
Thank you immensely Barney for telling it like it is.
So, that said, don't pay! If politicians had spines, they would simply default on this contract. Default is always an option. 50 million is boat load of money, and it's coming out of all our pockets.
Speaking of pockets, it begs the question as to why the politicians have been ignoring the problem for as long as possible. It's the same story. Real estate prices will fall when the lawns dry out, and no one will get re-elected if that happens. I however would actively campaign for anyone who would default on that $50 million water bill.

On What Were They Thinking?

Posted on January 28 at 9:23 a.m.

With money supply booming and water drying up,
how about planting dollar bills for green lawns?

Also makes a tasty salad, goes down easier than kale.

On In Time of Drought, State Water in Serious Doubt

Posted on January 27 at 8:57 a.m.

It's a good thing to see now what a con job state water was,
so that we can understand that twin tunnels is also a con job.

Who remembers the plot of Chinatown?
Make a drought, developers buy up the farms,
build houses.

The only "water" that will come from these con job projects is the debt we will drown in. The con job is to use the public debt as a motivator for development. Too much government, ruining everything, all the time.

On In Time of Drought, State Water in Serious Doubt

Posted on January 22 at 9:03 a.m.

According to Homeland Security, patriots, supporters of third party candidates and remote control airplane enthusiasts are all terror suspects and potential threats to the government. So choose red or blue unless you want to appear dissident to the NSA and have the Treasury freeze your bank account.

On Cease Fire, Anyone?

Posted on January 21 at 9:47 p.m.

Favoritism to Apple?
Why not let the students choose between iPad, Xbox and PS4?
As long as its not tax dollars. Is it?

On School District Approves $700,000 iPad Purchase

Posted on January 17 at 8:39 p.m.

This time the Yankees will come in the form of REITS and private equity funds.

On How Green Was My Valley

Posted on January 16 at 8:01 a.m.

And if you want to provide activities for youth, 250K could fund an entire skateboard park. Are you kidding? Ice skating? We used to have that on the mesa. It's gone now for good reason. Get with it people, you're in California now!

On Goleta Gives $250,000 to Planned Ice Skating Rink

Posted on January 16 at 7:55 a.m.

What an absurd waste. Why did they collect that money in the first place if they are only going to flush it down the toilet? Too much government and too many taxes.

On Goleta Gives $250,000 to Planned Ice Skating Rink

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