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Posted on March 27 at 11:31 p.m.
Hey, we didn't need Time Warner's out-of-water thingee to ever hang out. The Stearn's wharf pilings (and Goleta, and Gaviota) are just fine as they are.
On Spilling the Beans on Ty Warner’s Toys and Troubles
Posted on March 27 at 2:37 p.m.
I can't agree with Mr. Bissonnette that Mr. Warner's Swiss bank actions are something that aren't so bad because `at the time a lot of people were doing it.'
Lots of street gangs in LA commit drive-by shootings. Does that mean drive-by shootings aren't bad, for goodness sakes?
Warner opened Swiss Bank accounts under a fabricated name (The Molani Foundation, which he based in Lichtenstein) and Warner transferred over $93 million dollars to those Swiss Bank accounts. Warner then failed to report the income on his 1040, for goodness sakes! I'm careful to report the $3 in interest I get from my old SBBT (now Union Bank) account.
Except Warner forgot to report at least $24 million in interest, and there are a number of years where records of his income are `lost'.
I can't blame all that on some Swiss bankers; filling out your taxes is your responsibility, not that of some Swiss guys. And as for Bissonnette's statement...
`Then finally the U.S. government catches on to UBS, and to avoid being fined, UBS hands over the names of all the clients it promised confidentiality to. The real bad guys here are UBS, I think.'
That is all so wrong, as if an illegal promise of confidentiality means anything. 100% of the blame rests on Ty Warner's shoulders for ever imagining that confidentiality could protect his illegal failure to report $24 million in income.
Posted on March 27 at 2:12 p.m.
A fact has hard evidence to back it up, Botany. You have no evidence whatsoever, and moreover, the girlfriend in this case broke up with the perp and also testified against him. That is hardly `loyal no matter what'.
On Alleged Girlfriend and Puppy Abuser in Court
Posted on March 27 at 11:25 a.m.
``Many of these Asian girls are loyal no matter what. She's an extreme case.''
Perhaps linking published studies that show loyalty is more frequent among `Asian girls' (whatever that means... does it include Israelis? Saudis? those countries are in West Asia) would make this comment more than just the racist screed it appears to be.
Seems to me that the girlfriend is now the ex-girlfriend, according to the article, and seems to me that she testified against Chen.
How is that an extreme case of loyalty no matter what?
Given Chen's history, seems to me she is in quite a bit of danger of retribution by Chen.
Bullying of and violence against women by men is frequent across all the globe's races, creeds, nationalities, and income levels. Ask Phil Spector.
Posted on March 24 at 12:26 p.m.
Nowadays? Sexual abuse of school boys by Catholic priests has been going on for what... 2 millennia? Even deaf boys.
Even in Canada. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian...
Whoops, did I forget to mention... in the current US Indian Reservation system, there is almost no law enforcement w/r to sex crimes. A paradise for sexual criminals.
On High School Coach Pleads No Contest to Sex with Minor
Posted on March 23 at 8:16 a.m.
Whatever you spew about bike riders, it was a truck driver who killed Kendra Payne. Facts are facts, and killing a young woman riding her bike by swerving into her with your truck is far more repulsive than any self-obsession perceived (rightly or wrongly) on the part of a bike rider.
On Gibraltar Road Closing for Major Repairs
Posted on March 23 at 8:13 a.m.
Sure, the Castillo/State under crossings were worth fighting for.
But you can't take every nitpick like the current one over cars spilling out onto the 101 **TWO YEARS AFTER PROJECT COMPLETION** and elevate it to the same level as the under crossing battle.
Cars are backing up onto the 101 at peak commute hours all over the South Coast. Olive Mill will just another one. Schneider is lost and confused if she thinks that issue is sufficient to delay the entire 101 widening project.
Places in desperate need of attention right now: the 101 northbound exit to Storke/Glen Annie, where Santa Barbarans crowd to get to Costco, and traffic backs on to the 101 even though the exit is extremely long.
101 and Fairview, which is very poorly designed, where northbound cars on Fairview back up all he way to Hollister on bad days.
If Schneider were holding up the widening to fix those places, she'd at least have a better case, but still a million miles away from the underpass battle at State and Castillo.
On 101 Fight Flares Anew
Posted on March 20 at 9:51 a.m.
OMG, traffic backing up during the morning commute on Olive Mill 2 years in the future!
**The horror of it!***
Try exiting any weekday **NOW** during the morning commute on Castillo, Carrillo, or Mission. Traffic is backed up well on to the freeway.
But I guess the poor sods that live with that danger don't matter to Mayor Schneider or Nick Welsh... in contrast, the high rollers of Montecito can't suffer the horror of the occasional backup on to the 101, because they donate and cavort at the St. Julian Ranch with Nick's boss.
Did I mention the constant backing up of traffic northbound at Glen Annie/Storke from the exit onto he 101 roadway during both commute hours? Ah, the little people who go to Costco and Dos Pueblos High don't matter much. Every better family sends their kids to Laguna Blanca or Thacher.
Posted on December 20 at 1:50 p.m.
14 kitty-kat, I do all of that already, and feed their noses to the fish.
On The Shunning of Helene Schneider
Posted on December 19 at 11:21 p.m.
You're a very nosy fellow, kitty cat. Huh? You know what happens to nosy fellows? Huh? No? Wanna guess? Huh? No? Okay. They lose their noses. [flicks knife, cutting open Jake's nostril] Next time you lose the whole thing. Cut it off and feed it to my goldfish. Understand? Understand!?