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Posted on August 24 at 1:50 a.m.

I have no idea what your post is trying to say, despite your "dumbing it down".

I, unlike you, do not like to pamper myself. I do not use much car gas, house gas, electricity or water. I do not spend money on fancy clothes, cars, shoes, etc. I prefer a walk outside to a walk in the mall.

I use plastic, but I do not waste it. I recycle it and everything else I can. I know the recycling centers at UCSB, Dove Place, and the county very well. I abhor waste and pampering, because I respect the needs of other critters in this world.

There will always be plastic - it has invaded just about every product, and alternatives that could replace some of it have been banned in this country. Furthermore, plastic can be made from things other petroleum, and that is a good thing (especially if it is biodegradable) because mankind will eventually use all of the petroleum that can be drilled.

"A team of chemical engineers has discovered a new way to make plastic bottles from biomass rather than petroleum, with researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the University of Delaware announcing the discovery on the heels of Earth Day.

The discovery demonstrates an efficient, renewable way to produce the chemical p-xylene, necessary in creating certain plastic containers. Xylene chemicals are used to produce a plastic called PET (polyethylene terephthalate), which is currently used in many products including soda bottles, food packaging, synthetic fibers for clothing and even automotive parts."

And your sentence "The intent of Measure P is to eventually stop all oil drilling in the Santa Barbara County. " is truly dumbed down, because it is not only dumb but false.

I am scratching my head about what was the point of your post.

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Posted on August 23 at 1:40 p.m.

1. I thought Water Guardians were SB based.

2. The oil industry is not that highly regulated in CA - in fact they refuse to divulge the chemicals they use. What do they have to hide? How are they able to hide it?

3. Also, unlike other states, CA does not have any regulation about groundwater. We are living off groundwater now, and it is running out. Would you prefer oil or drinking water.

4. The US is now rivaling Saudi Arabia in exported oil. Domestic oil production in the US is at an all time high.

Thus I have countered your claims with different claims. What is the truth? I believe 1, 2, 3, 4 are all fact-based.

On County Needs Oil Revenues

Posted on August 23 at 1:34 p.m.

Zero.

Way to deflect the numbers.

On Purity of Essence

Posted on August 23 at 1:24 p.m.

Libertarian Accidentally Shows How Obamacare Is Succeeding

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/...

Why would I believe anything you say, JJ?

On County Needs Oil Revenues

Posted on August 23 at 1:17 p.m.

IAW - that is what democracy is all about. Opinion from all sides - from supporters and opposers. That is the only way that one can hear both sides. Both sides will have truth; both sides will have hype. It is the opportunity to hear both sides that should be sacred above all, and it is somewhat alarming that you do not see that. You should welcome discussion.

On County Needs Oil Revenues

Posted on August 23 at 12:59 p.m.

I feel sorry for people whose only reaction to something they do not like, is hate. Certainly not "turn the other cheek", etc.

I admire Obama because he lets crap just roll of his back, keeps his emotions in check, and does not hate - despite probably having had to endure far worse than any of us.

On Right Racist

Posted on August 23 at 12:53 p.m.

Solar Power Poses Lower Risk to Birds Than Cats or Cars

Solar-thermal power plants in the U.S. are less likely to kill birds than automobiles, cats or communication towers, despite reports that say the facilities pose a significant threat to avian life.

There were 321 “avian fatalities” in the first half of this year at the 392-megawatt Ivanpah solar project in Southern California, according to a statement Aug. 19 from NRG Energy Inc. (NRG), which co-owns and operates it. Of those, 133 were scorched by heat produced by the plant.

That’s far fewer than reported in an Associated Press article on Aug. 18. It cited federal wildlife investigators who estimated that one bird was burned every two minutes by concentrated sunlight at the Mojave Desert power plant.

The estimates for birds killed by solar power are “inflated,” NRG spokesman Jeff Holland said in an interview.

A greater risk comes from cats, which are estimated to kill hundreds of millions of birds each year. Cars are responsible for about 60 million deaths, according to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and communication towers add another four million to five million. Wind turbines killed 573,000 birds in 2012.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08...

On Purity of Essence

Posted on August 22 at 4:58 p.m.

dewdly - your post is fiction, evidence-free guesses.

Btw, for the detractors, here is one of my favorite quotes:

"Elementary pigeon-holing, which not coincidentally is the foundation for most prejudices in the world.

Ad hominem attacks are looked down on not because they're nasty but because they're really a distraction from sensible discussions. Challenge the theories or their implementation or how well they're presented, not the person who happened to come up with them."

On Right Racist

Posted on August 22 at 4:51 p.m.

In the op-ed, Paul wrote that “Given the racial disparities in our criminal justice system, it is impossible for African-Americans not to feel like their government is particularly targeting them.” Another sentence said, “Anyone who thinks that race does not still, even if inadvertently, skew the application of criminal justice in this country is just not paying close enough attention.”

Yep, he was correct on that.

On Right Racist

Posted on August 22 at 4:47 p.m.

nativegeo - nope, the only person you can think like is you, muddled, confused and very dishonest.

This was my quote: "Much of the opposition to Obama is because he is a Democrat. The right just cannot stand not being in power, and oppose the policies of any Democratic president - it is par for the course"

Measure P is about safeguarding water. Current oil production will not be affected.

On County Needs Oil Revenues

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