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Posted on April 18 at 6:40 p.m.
And visJar maintains his perfect 0 for 20 record!!
He used to say `pay'. Now he is saying `pay and compensation', which double counts salary. Innumeracy is sad.
On top of that, to get the $27,519 per american number, **ALL CHILDREN AND NON-WAGE EARNERS ARE INCLUDED!!!***. Well, yes, a person with a job will earn more than non-workers. Did visJar say that all undocumented are included too in that `per american?' Ah visJar, had no idea you wanted to count all the undocumented as americans.
W-2 argument... ONLY USED FOR CALIFORNIA, and not for other states. visJar, you should follow your own advice and get the W-2 **FOR THE OTHER 50 STATES**.
Sorry, visJar, Jerry Brown is not covered by your original statement, ``Calif teachers unions refused federal Race to the Top dollars''. Actually there was nothing to refuse. You messed up, but we all come to expect false claims from you.
And I thought the prison guards union was the unofficial 4-th branch. Otherwise why do they get far richer pension benefits than teachers, and also have conservative republicans (often in the dead of night) voting for their huge salary increases, pension benefits, and extra pay for the time it takes to put their clothes on in the morning?
Still nothing from the old P**sJar on why Montecito warrants over $22,000 per student. Still nothing on controlling student outcomes for undocumented English learners, and also for the much larger class sizes in Calfornia!
Hey P**sJar, did a talking rainbow pony just offer you a free Breitbart subscription? ah, so cute.
On School Basics
Posted on April 18 at 5:19 p.m.
There was an EPS study in 2001 of IV Cityhood. General Fund Revenue - $4 million a year. Road Fund Revenue - $1.4 million a year.
Police Expenditures - $2.5 million a year.
The difference between 2.5 and 4 million... lots of planning expenses, city attorney expenses, etc... costs that don't exist now, and that many cities in California do cheaper than EPS said. EPS said those drove the total General Fund costs up to $7 million a year.
Road expenditures... only $0.2 million a year.
On The Fox and the Chicken Coop
Posted on April 16 at 5:18 p.m.
Anyone else spend the 1976-7 drought in Northern California? Landscaping largely died including lawns; no toilet flushing unless solids; saved all kinds of water from showers & other water heating up; took short naval showers; no car washing.
But in Socal no countermeasures were taken.
Starting to feel like the 1976-7 measures are needed now and here.
On Early Birds and Mad Dogs
Posted on April 10 at 10:03 a.m.
discoboy hits one nail on the head.... the RDA did more for IV, particularly in the past 15 years, than many cities do for their own blighted areas. Our politicians and not-so-knowledgeable reporters like Kelsey Brugger repeatedly hurt IV through ignorance.
Our media also insists on sensationalism... `Taming the Isla Vista Beast' is a sensationalist headline. A better headline would have been `LAFCO Opposes Williams' IV Legislation'.
Isla Vista is not a beast that needs taming. It is mainly a community where the majority of people don't have the foggiest idea how local government works, and where strong community attempts to make a local government have been hammered down LAFCO 10 or so times in the past 40 years. Most recently and obscenely in 2001 w/r to the Goleta city hood.
blah is clueless on how IV revenue works. IV generates a substantial surplus for the County, according to the 2001 EPS studies.
Brugger is clueless when she says, `the university — which has historically turned a blind eye to the town '''
1/3 of the IV foot patrols and 1/2 of those on foot (1/3 is the CHP) is funded by UCSB, for 45 years now. Go read the IVEC reports from the 1990 LRDP, and the monetary support for the Youth Projects, programs with the IV elementary school, IV Arts, Magic Lantern etc... that is not a `Blind Eye'.
The SB County two step is... transfer IV's tax dollars out of IV, and then point a finger at UCSB. Brugger buys into this two step, out of ignorance.
The Indy is notoriously inaccurate in its reporting on IV.
On Taming the Isla Vista Beast
Posted on April 8 at 6:32 p.m.
The indolence of Republicans with respect to Isla Vista has always shocked me... with the exception of Brooks Firestone, the Republicans abandoned the playing field to Capps and others.
Seems to me a Republican could win IV easily if they just promised to fix the street system so that future David Attiases and Elliot Rodgers could not roar around in their beamers through thickets of pedestrians on Friday or Saturday nights. IV gets nothing like its share of Measure A sales tax and its street system, without sidewalks, is utterly unsafe for a pedestrian-thick community.
But unfortunately are local Republicans feel entitled to votes without putting in the elbow grease to win those votes. They want to be on the public dole without enterprise or spirit.
On Capps Announces She Won't Seek Reelection
Posted on April 5 at 11:02 a.m.
Well, Randy Newman said it better in God's Song than Jung...
Man means nothing, he means less to meThan the lowliest cactus flowerOr the humblest Yucca tree
I burn down your cities-how blind you must beI take from you your children and you say how blessed are weYou all must be crazy to put your faith in meThat's why I love mankindYou really need meThat's why I love mankind
On County, Cops Brace for Deltopia
Posted on April 5 at 10:10 a.m.
Yes, the message of Easter is delightful, although by and large religious friction is causing enormous wastes of all sorts of peoples' lives, blood, and treasure these days. Imagine no religion, it is quite easy if you try: after all, modern science (particularly medical science) has saved billions of more lives than religion ever did.
My midnight round last night found lots of young people in the Pardall corridor, spending money and paying loads of sales tax. As Measure A sales tax for roads never gets spent in Isla Vista, that is a nice gift to the rest of the County, that as usual, will be met with an arrogant sneer by those who receive the funds.
A fair number at the Thunderdome last night, but a tiny fraction of those that were on Del Playa in the afternoon.
Hey, nomoreinsanity, sorry, young women now dress like the streetwalkers of the Oakland of my youth, except young women on DP yesterday were considerably more revealing. And the meat rack analogy is quite apt for the nature of DP yesterday. Without that dynamic it is impossible to understand why anyone was perambulating up and down DP yesterday afternoon... no beach, no booze, no tunes, just flesh and a bit too much of it.
If you want to really shut down Deltopia, pass a dress code in IV of burqas for everybody, male and female. Now that would make the public entirely safe. Or just require a $100 entry fee if you are out of burqa.
Posted on April 4 at 6:29 p.m.
The Barbara Coast festival on the UCSB campus in the 1950's degenerated into a drunken brawl, according to contemporaneous accounts. Not a panty raid, fights breaking out just like the IV of the present.
And lots of theft of construction items (lumber, nails, cement, etc) from local jobs sites to build stuff in the little 1-street town that the festival centered around. A recreation of a western town. Grand-theft level theft.
Of course, in the 1950s you could go beat up some minority students with impunity, and sexual assault was even more suppressed w/r to public reporting than today. A mail WASP heaven for JarvisJarvis.
Posted on April 4 at 3:27 p.m.
Today they are not fighting, they are back to your glorious 1950's. JarvisJarvis, you totally overlook The Barbary Coast, the 1950's drunken brawl on the then-new UCSB campus, that got out of hand and was shut down. Just like Deltopia.
The 1970 incidents in IV were not at all related to the Vietnam War, or Civil Rights, or anything. At most those issues were lipstick on a pig. They all had draft deferments, remember? Well, except the slightly older students, several of whom were Vietnam Vets, who were helping Kevin Moran put out the fire at the second B of A (the temporary building) before the police shot Kevin Moran to death.
The troubles in 1967-1970 were mainly about students discovering freedom and abusing it.
Just walked around IV. Jeez, it is a big Deltopia event. No more inflatables in the front yard of DP. It is back to basics... attractive young women in the skimpiest of clothing walking the streets, like West MacArthur Boulevard in Oakland, in my youth. And lots of attractive young men trying to meet the streetwalkers, and usually failing. That is not like the old meat rack.
UCSB has a `festival' going on by the Events Center. About 30 young people there.
About 5,000 on Del Playa. It is not inadvertent dry-hump crowded yet. I could always keep 3 feet between me and the streetwalkers. But there is again a potential for evening mayhem. Darn.
Posted on April 4 at 1:29 p.m.
Sure, IV got wildly out of control in February, 1970, when students had a battle with deputies and hammered a patrol car to 2' high, then set it on fire.
Now that extremely violent generation from 1970 wants to claim that a stupid young man like Desmond Edwards, who at the 2014 Deltopia probably ran from the Deputies because Edwards was carrying 1 handle of vodka (the Sheriff exaggerated that to a `backpack *full* of bottles, there was just 1 bottle, no apology ever from the Sheriff), started a `riot'. It doesn't seem to hold water to me. Seems to me he is a scared stupid bumbling fool, but he is no Lefty Bryant, Will Allen, or Mario Savio.
Throwing chucks of cement and large rocks, hammering a patrol car to a pancake, setting it on fire... the things the now 60-year-olds did in 1970... that is out of control.
What the mindless 20-somethings do now... at best a minor annoyance to any mature person. I don't like it but I know the difference between today's misbehavior and the truly violent incidents from the 1970.
But nomoresanity, you and the Independent and the media cannot distinguish between a violent charge of students in 1970 hurling chunks of concrete and destroying a patrol car and today's punks who are pathetic. You falsely pump up IV's current stupid youngsters into Al Qaeda.
Oh, you're probably going to mention Elliot Rodger. Yes, he is as insane as they come, Thor Nis Christiansen or Malcolm Robbins level. We seem to get one every 10 or so year, and so does Goleta... Jennifer San Marco, Nicholas Holzer.