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Posted on December 8 at 11:19 a.m.
@JohnLocke so testing/storing nuclear weapons in my backyard is not a problem for you? You will wait for any little problem like a cloud of radioactive cesium before taking me to court for disturbing you?
I think the county supervisors are doing the minimum on this fracking business, hopefully to looking at water use, well construction, bonding level for any accidents (water contamination/equakes?), road traffic and maintenance costs, etc.
And I agree with Ken that earthquakes are a huge concern for our area...see the unusual numbers occurring in other fracking areas.
On How to Frack, According to Supes
Posted on September 13 at 3:17 p.m.
I am not going to ask them to stop producing...not at least until the oil companies take their hands off the throat of government and regulations...otherwise they will just squeeze harder. Besides, I cannot afford an electric car yet...waiting for the wires to be installed under the freeway for smaller batteries and long distance travel.
On Pipe Dreams Set to Become Reality
Posted on September 8 at 9:30 a.m.
previous post by Deborah_Samson:
Posted on August 16 at 10:52 p.m."Donna thank you for passing on this vital information- since the Baupost group first purchased the treasured Bixby ranch, many of us in the community have tried to discern their long term plans - we must remain vigilant- the degradation of farmland for the purpose of future devlopment must not be allowed to continue."On Beware the Buyers of Ag Land
I think she is confused.
On Saying No in Noleta
Posted on August 23 at 11:38 a.m.
Ochoa says it is OK to laugh at the mother? That should have been a signal to put the punk in for another year to think about it. Why is this jerk allowed to roam the streets? Of course, some sociopath would have pretended to be sympathetic to try to trick the judge. And then we have the Wall Street Feds and bankers going scot-free.
On Ringleader of Gang Attack Sentenced to Probation, Time Served
Posted on August 19 at 4:55 p.m.
Objectively, time to put in an application for a county job. But I do not see the need for a pension over $100K to reward any retiree. While I am ranting, social security tax salary limits for the wealthy should be eliminated to fix that and the medicare system.
On County Releases Pension Data
Posted on July 21 at 9:56 p.m.
did it...$120/month electric bill, but 2kW of panels added, should pay off in 8 years, after taking advantage of the CA and Fed rebates. June/July bill will be $31, but not even a complete month on solar and there have been some summer marine layer effects. Of course, your fusion power benefit may vary. Maybe I should have gone fission, with a little hot pile out back? Fukushima! (Sorry, that is my Tourette's syndrome word of the day.)
On Solarize Santa Barbara Extended
Posted on July 14 at 9:30 a.m.
Thanks RobertWilliams...I think the last point about privacy and hacking is the kicker for me. Detailed and accurate information to the consumer is sorely lacking on this application. My cell phone is only used for a 100 minutes per month, transmitting at 1 watt, but right next to my head usually. The smart meter, at 1W (or more, some have shown) is basically continuous, day and night, and may even be retransmitting signals from my neighbors since it is a mesh network.
On Councilmembers Send Anti-Smart Meter Letter to Edison
Posted on June 5 at 4:59 p.m.
Yeah, we don't need any stinking birds! Let's get out the DDT/rodentcides and be done with the bugs and mice for good so the birds are redundant. [Suddenly, Gozilla awoke from beneath the ocean and razed the coastal towns!]
On How best to protect the Snowy Plover on our waterfront?
Posted on May 5 at 2:49 p.m.
Yes, our water system management smells like rotten eggs, just like the water we get. Time to cut salaries, 20% for the top 10, and 10% for the rest of the employees. Probably the recently boosted retirement formulas have eaten into the budget and they just decided to use the reserves for the last three years. Let these secure employees feel some of the pain that laid off employees are suffering with. The water board is not doing its job if they let the reserves disappear. The City of Santa Barbara Water management is not that large and well paid, and that is a major water system.
On Goleta Water District Pushes for Higher Rates
Posted on April 22 at 4:40 p.m.
An extra radiation weather monitoring system (or better yet, one in each neighborhood) would be nice too. It would give me a bit of piece of mind of what is dropping out on our vegie gardens. Seems radiation amounts can be quite variable depending on location. By the way, I think the water we drink only has to be monitored once or twice a year.
These radioactive nuclides from nuclear activities of humans are such a pesty thing...however, I wonder how it compares to the radon gas problem in many of our areas?
On Two New Weather Stations Inform County Residents: Stations Now Recording Data in Lompoc and Santa Barbara’s Mesa
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