Comments by tmcmanig

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Posted on August 10 at 12:37 p.m.

Well over a decade ago I was getting a haircut from Matt and a man walked by an old lady's shopping cart and stole her purse. Matt did not hesitate for one second. He chased down the man before he had even gotten to Little Alex's and sat on him until the police arrived. You will be missed dearly sir. Thank you for the great memories

On Matt Sanchez Dies

Posted on November 18 at 4:38 p.m.

"This war is illegal as hell" - Pat Tillman. Thanks for the well written article Mr. Hunt, and thank you for serving, I will be putting in my time soon. It is frustrating that some Americans who serve don't measure up to the standards we expect of them when wearing our uniform. I am hopeful for the future because we have many competent men and women who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan who are already influencing policy in D.C., for the better. However, I'm saddened to read recent reports that tens of thousands of Iraqis who have helped us over the past 7 years will very likely be killed due to us not staying true to our word of giving these Iraqis US citizenship.

On A Postmortem of the Iraq War

Posted on November 3 at 2:28 p.m.

"What matters? I mean really matters?"

Capitalism matters. I'd be curious as to what the Socialist USA party would have to say about the effects capitalism has had in our world over the last 40 years: it has reduced world hunger by 1/2, reduced infant mortality rates by 1/3, increased doctor's per capita by 50%, increased caloric intake in third world nation's by 30%, I could go on. The simple fact is that economic freedom has increased equality, reduced poverty, raised living standards, and increased average life expectancy.

On Socialist Party USA

Posted on October 24 at 9:47 a.m.

When are any of these articles going to mention SB 375 - Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008? This law was created because passenger vehicles are the single biggest source of carbon emissions in California. Two ways to reduce passenger vehicle emissions is by creating a dense "walkable" downtown and more public transportation. The problem is that urbanization isn't one size fits all in California. What may be good policy for San Francisco isn't necessarily good policy for Santa Barbara. The catch? Our planning commission has to prove to the state every 5 years we have a sustainable community strategy, if we don't, the bureaucrats in Sacramento will punish us by not allocating federal and state infrastructure and transportation grants to the Santa Barbara region. The bureaucrats in Sacramento are well aware that once pot holes start showing up all over our streets because we didn't adopt "smart" growth, we will eventually give into their demands so that we can receive money to patch up our roads. Deborah Schwartz and the planning commission understand that a dense downtown isn't what Santa Barbara needs, they know that if people live downtown it doesn't mean they will use their cars less, and they know that these 3 & 4 story buildings won't be any less expensive than other housing options, but of course they are pushing through their policies to comply with their superiors.

On Slow vs. Smart

Posted on September 23 at 11:21 a.m.

With all due respect to rstein9, (I wouldn't enjoy these comments sections without a wide variety of opinions) we are the first military in history of mankind to ask for just enough land to bury our dead. There are 24 American cemeteries in foreign lands where 125,000 Americans have been buried; this is without even factoring in the hundreds of thousands who were brought home and buried here in the states.

Some years ago, Secretary of State Colin Powell answered a question about American "empire building" from the Archbishop of Canterbury. His reply:
"Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return." That the room got very quiet. No one has ever stated this simple truth better.

On Rediscovering the Spirit of 9/11

Posted on August 19 at 4:45 p.m.

What a joke. Who wouldn't have blown up on this referee? Vom Steeg and the players put in 6-7 hour days from early summer until December and get rewarded with this incompetent ref. If this was college football and millions of fans had been watching there would have been an immediate investigation into the ref's allegiances as well as if he is fit to ref at this level of play. Kudos to you UCSB and the entertainment you bring to tens of thousands of people in this city.

On UCSB Soccer Coach, Players Hit with Misconduct Penalties

Posted on August 12 at 8:30 a.m.

@rstein9 Lou Langlais killed zero civilians. 1, he doesn't fly the drones. 2, if you have a problem with drones, take it up with the POTUS because he has drastically increased drone strikes. 3, the simple fact is special ops create the least collateral damage, they fly in at night, arrest or kill their target, and fly out. 4, if they can't positively identify their enemy they can't shoot! Thus many have given up their lives simply to follow rules because they're worried about wonks like you at home sitting in your cozy house who want nothing but to prosecute them. 5, they're not black ops, they're special ops. 6, most of their night raids actually end in arrests with zero triggers pulled, but clearly you don't look at statistics. That's why they go at night, more often than not they go during new moons because there is a lesser chance of any sort of confrontation.

Real honorable of you to criticize the very man who protected the constitution that gives you the rights to run your mouth.

Over and out.

On Santa Barbara SEAL Team Six Member Killed

Posted on August 1 at 11:18 a.m.

"The simple truth is that the overwhelming majority of terrorist acts today are committed by Muslims."
"The simple truth is that this is a lie."

This is not a lie. There is a suicide bombing almost daily in the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia. These bombings are not for political reasons, but for extremist Islamist reasons. Go "over there" and see first hand yourself.

On Christian Terrorism

Posted on July 22 at 4:08 p.m.

@iamsomeguyinsb - Quick to judge. Meet her first, and then see why everyone comes to the same conclusion.

As for disappearing, I highly doubt it. For one, no software training videos even compare to the quality of Lynda's. It takes a lot of equipment and personel to produce videos of this quality. Two, uses the expert's on each software to teach the videos, people want to learn from the best. Three, free videos don't offer workbooks allowing you to use the software like the instructor on the screen while he teaches. Four, the enterprise sales division which deals with corporations, educational institutions, and the government is having great success because there are no products that compare.

Very respectfully,
Some other guy in SB

On Who in the World Is

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