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Posted on May 1 at 4:16 p.m.
The obvious answer is to cut police pay to reasonable levels. more cops same budget. The airlines went to a two tier system that never slowed down the applicant pool. Now they work for ten years at sub average (less than 45K) pay before the get the big money, after investing tens of thousands just to be qualified.
Long past time we slayed that sacred pig...oh and commercial pilots are at the top of the most dangerous jobs list. Cops and fireman don't even make the top ten! Where's the justice?
On An Indiscreet Dog
Posted on January 16 at 4:53 a.m.
" I work with others spirits who know computers and love animals to get people to come upon your website"....
Where for the low price of $29.99 you too can purchase the latest edition of Strunk and White's: Elements of Style for Dogs (Wolf-breed edition)
On Message from Maia
Posted on December 19 at 2:39 p.m.
BTW, I think it is very hypocritical of the "Indy staff" to pose this "poll" with a bias toward negative voting as though they disapprove of anonymous or nom deplumes. How dare they when they throw out plenty of bylines of "Indy Staff". There have been plenty of great writers and intellectuals in our own history that have chosen to publish anonymously. Therefore I abstain from even voting in this crock poll.
Both EB and JL are right about data mining and loss of privacy. Just like that idiot with the social posting BS software. Just another jackbooted nazi out to screw you to the wall if you don't meet his judgment of proper behavoir on the web. I hope he pisses away a fortune and goes belly up.
On Anonymous commenters:
Posted on December 19 at 2:21 p.m.
What makes you think David A. Pritchett is his real name?
Posted on December 19 at 5:55 a.m.
The real intent is to get around the warrentless search provision of the Constitution of the United States. Which is why this explaination is really meally mouth doublespeak.
"primary purpose of a sobriety checkpoint is not to discover evidence of crime ..."
Rather than except as decent salary rate, the gluttonous, political suystem corrupting LE agencies prefer to overcharge the public for their time which causes the public to go without additional officers that be out on the street witnessing criminal driving. They'd rather sit on their fat butts detaining innocent citizens in hopes of discovering that 2% that are in fact driving illegally.
On DUI Checkpoints December 9 and 12
Posted on December 19 at 12:16 a.m.
Warning wondering: - I think you're wrong from you're own citation. Cali is 1% fuller with mostly low skilled, low tax paying invaders. Cali would be better off to put tax money into importing high skilled, high tax paying jobs than spending on medium skilled ultra high paying union law enforcement jobs that contribute nothing to growing biz in Cali.
"Between July 2009 and July 2010, there were 72,000 more people who left California for other states than came here. Those losses were outweighed, however, by people coming from other countries - both legally and illegally - and by births in the state. Overall, the California population increased by about 350,000 in the past year, with 81 percent of that growth new births."
On Wass and Overpopulation
Posted on December 13 at 12:38 p.m.
You mean all the way back to yesterday's headline in Stockholm?I'm sure 9 years seems like half a lifetime to you E. Probably is.
"those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"
On Mormons Had Nothing To Do With It
Posted on December 13 at 12:02 p.m.
"If a major Muslim group with the same political clout as the Mormons helped to organize an attack on"- the World Trade Center and the subsequent loss of life of thousands of people,- "the statements in this thread would be exactly as they are now, except directed at that Muslim group...unless you were pk and binky among others.
Cognitive dissonance indeed...
Posted on November 21 at 11:17 a.m.
I just can't understand your illogical anti automobile rants Don. How do you imagine that people will get around without them? Do you really think it is rational to believe that society can function without them?
Are you actually disabled or destitute and resent anyone who can operate a vehicle? What sort of "growth" are you looking for that doesn't require transportation?
"sometimes they need to panhandle to make ends meet." Why is that Don? Why do they have to panhandle? Why can't they move to the mid west where rent is dirt cheap and live off gov't welfare like all the other people that have failed to provide for themselves?
Why should we that have earned our way here have to give up the uncrowded clean safe enviroment that used to be the south coast just because others want to be here so bad they'de destroy our lifestyle forcing it to be cut ever so slimmer? Is there no limit to growth in your mind? Have you ever been to a ghetto? Because that is what you're descibing Don. You want growth till the whole city is a ghetto. You don't like the car lots on Chapala so what? People should walk to Ventura to buy a car?
On Tempers Boil in Density Debate
Posted on November 21 at 3:30 a.m.
One really needs to understand the intent of the density crowd me thinks. I've been working in Cambridge, UK for a while now and I can tell you that high density, anti auto thinking makes this lovely setting very visitor unfriendly. Literally there is no place to park except in a couple of high cost ($2-$3/hr) carparks. Hotels and food are double the price in the states and there is very much a street crime problem. Traffic in general is terrible, roundabouts, narrow streets and lane intrusive calming devices are all over here. Is this the vision of our city in the future? Do you all want to live like the Europeans, Mexicans and Chinese? Keep it up cuz that's where it's headed. I doubt Das has any experience outside of insular SB so what makes him an expert rather than just a tool of developers and minority special interests?
BTW British TV and food really does suck but BBC talk radio is brilliant, mates!