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Posted on June 18 at 12:15 a.m.
RHS - the government and other "powers that be" learned a lot about controlling the media during the VietNam conflict. The war with all it's blood and body counts was on the nightly news night after night after night. That, and the draft, brought the protests and the end to the war. You can bet we won't see the blood, the bodies, or the draft again. Now we have carefully orchestrated "shock and awe" that appears on our screens looking like somewhat benign video games. And let the "journalists" play soldier by being "embedded" and there goes any hope we have of real investigative reporting. The corporations are learning these same tricks. And our government thinks everything Plains has done to clean up has been "phenomenal"?! Who from the government or the media has gone diving to check the kelp beds and the ocean floor for oil?
On News Commentary: Refugio Officials 'Target' Specific Reporters
Posted on June 17 at 11:17 a.m.
thanks Lois! Once again you have shown me why I voted for you all these years. Thanks for sticking up for jobs for Americans.
On Capps Breaks with Obama over Trade Pact
Posted on June 9 at 11:31 a.m.
Read the Tribune News Service article published by the News Press on Page B1 on June 6, 2015. R. B. Kuprewicz, president of a pipeline consulting firm, says "in 40 years of investigating pipeline incidents, I haven't seen one that wasn't preventable. There are no such things as accidents". The article has many other spills by Plains documented. It's pretty clear that Plains has no interest in maintaining their pipelines. It's probably cheaper for them to pay the fines and pay for the clean-up. Disgusting.
On Photos of Ruptured Pipeline Finally Released
Posted on June 6 at 7:58 p.m.
Go to Edhat for June 5. A local diver has a post and photos on what he saw off Arroyo Hondo. The Independent should pay a diver with a good underwater camera and write an extensive article. Who's in charge here? I guess our wimpy elected officials are letting it be Plains.
On Red Dogs in the Sunset
Posted on May 14 at 2:51 p.m.
Bring back the ordinances that said no alcohol on campus and no alcohol within a mile of the campus. Yes, I know, people will drive the mile and get the booze. But in the late 1960s, early 1970s, when these laws were in effect, it was harder to get the booze and there was NOT the drunkenness there is today.
On Isla Vista 'Party House' Owners Put on Notice
Posted on May 12 at 3:25 p.m.
Rick - PLEASE don't hire the company that manages El Encanto. Their food is average, at best.
On Who Will Manage the Miramar?
Posted on April 23 at 2:40 p.m.
What district is Sharon Byrne in?
On District Elections: Let the Games Begin
Posted on April 20 at 11:06 a.m.
Why did she let the dog out of the van? It would be alive if she had left it where it was.
On Deputy Shoots Dog During Montecito Arrest
Posted on April 18 at 10:23 p.m.
Class envy? Cruises are for wealthy people? JJ, you need to get out more......anyone with a few hundred dollars can board one of those things. Probably the LAST place "wealthy people" would want to vacation.
On Coast Guard Clashes with Yachters
Posted on April 17 at 1:22 p.m.
Mr. Kronman, You can move "the cruise ship anchoring point" to Long Beach. Are you the one who decided to up the number of ships a couple years ago with no public hearings? On what authority?! I know it wasn't City Council because I called their office and was told they did not vote on it. How dare you ruin our views to benefit a few retail shops and restaurants?! Before you know it, we will look like Cabo; with one ship leaving as another arrives EVERY day. Get rid of ALL cruise ships.