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Posted on January 22 at 12:01 p.m.

The fact that it is a civil violation does NOT make it any less "illegal." It is illegal to trespass on another person's property. It is illegal to breach a contract. It is illegal to perform surgery in a negligent manner. These are all violations of civil law (torts and contract law examples) and, as such, are "illegal" actions. Sooo, crossing an international border and living in another country without proper documentation is ILLEGAL regardless of whether it is a violation of civil or criminal law. Actions in violation of the law are ILLEGAL. Period.

On It's About Accuracy

Posted on January 16 at 12:48 p.m.

I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I agree with Loonpt in theory. Yes, it was irresponsible of the owner to leave the cookies out, but people leave FAR worse substances within their pets' reach. Also, the owner took immediate medical action and fessed up to his mistake. Jail time? No. Idiot of the Week Award? Probably.

Botany, that article was based on the "review"of a director of a substance abuse center. That's about as biased as it gets and can't be seriously relied upon as definitive research. Try again.

On Danger Dog Eats Cannabis Cookies

Posted on January 16 at 10:06 a.m.

There's actually a 7-11 less than 1/2 mile away from that Mobile with prices almost HALF of that. All the "local population" in that area know it.

On Cheap Gas, but Pricey Futures

Posted on January 15 at 4:48 p.m.

Loonpt, don't bogart whatever you're smoking...pass it on!

On New Year’s Resolutions for Laggers

Posted on January 9 at 4:47 p.m.

Loonpt, I never said I support rounding up illegals and shoving them off to Mexico. I simply said you cannot equate our immigration polices with the Nazi death camps. SIMPLE. Thats ALL I said.

You're over thinking all of this. Keep it simple, stupid (KISS) hahaha!

On <em>News-Press</em> Vandalized for 'Illegals' Headline

Posted on January 9 at 12:22 p.m.

Internment and death camps are ENTIRELY different and not even comparable to deportation to the country from whence you illegally came. Ask a holocaust survivor what they think of your little "theory."

"I respect the sovereignty of individual countries before that of an international governing body."

Ok, so you DO respect sovereignty, eh? Then explain why borders are unethical (your ranting about slavery doesn't really support your argument). And please do NOT rely on youtube "evidence."

On <em>News-Press</em> Vandalized for 'Illegals' Headline

Posted on January 9 at 11:35 a.m.

WHAT?! How dare you compare this to what happened in Nazi Germany. The US immigration policy is NOTHING compared to the horrendous acts perpetrated against Jews and others during Hitler's reign.

And as for borders being "unethical," what on earth can you possibly be thinking? Borders are to delineate the barrier between two (or more) sovereign nations. What is so unethical and immoral about sovereignty? Should all countries around the world just tear down their borders? Borders are there to protect and to establish boundaries for the jurisdiction of a country's government. Should we abandon all government?

Sorry to kind of go off there but jeez!

On <em>News-Press</em> Vandalized for 'Illegals' Headline

Posted on January 9 at 9:06 a.m.

What I think is most egregious is the fact that I have not seen ANY statement from PODER denying involvement in the vandalism or even condemning it as the acts of others. That right there suggests this groups' support of property damage as a means to "protest" the use of a word by a newspaper. What a childish and moronic way to further your goals..... grow up kids! That's you PODER.

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Posted on April 18 at 1:54 a.m.

I wish Goleta was offering the same "cash for lawns" type program! But, apparently due to all the conservation and rebate programs they had during the 1990 drought, there's no real problem in Goleta.

According to the Goleta Water District website, "Since 1990 water demand has remained relatively flat and it is that ongoing commitment to water thriftiness that will be what gets the community through the current drought."

We'll see about that...

On Edgy Frustration Over Drought

Posted on April 15 at 1:14 a.m.

Put another way, it's saying, "A secret lover's meeting in a parking lot always says 'I love you.' Got a favorite lot?"

Ah, to be 16 again and meeting girls in parking lots...

On A parking lot tryst always says "I love you." Got a favorite lot?

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