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Posted on August 31 at 5:17 p.m.
tabatha - "Solar is free"
"The Solyndra debacle is not just Obama-style crony socialism as usual. It is a criminal fraud. That is the theory that would be guiding any competent prosecutor’s office in the investigation of a scheme that cost victims — in this case, American taxpayers — a fortune.
Fraud against the United States is one of the most serious felony offenses in the federal penal law. It is even more serious than another apparent Solyndra violation that has captured congressional attention: the Obama administration’s flouting of a statute designed to protect taxpayers. Obama Energy Department signed off on a sweetheart deal. In the event of bankruptcy, the direction it was obvious Solyndra was headed despite the president’s injection of $535 million in federal loans — the cozily connected private investors would be given priority over American taxpayers. In other words, when the busted company’s assets were sold off, Obama pals would recoup some of their losses, while you would be left holding the half-billion-dollar bag."
On Measure P Is for Air Pollution
Posted on August 31 at 4:41 p.m.
nuffalready - Don't worry about tabatha's ad hominem attacks, since the article he/she copied was referring to Canada, not the US.
Johnson123 - you should probably complain to the IRS and to Financial Times for publishing iinformation on 350.org's funding. They might not have realized the facts were inconsistent with what you choose to believe.
Posted on August 31 at 2:34 p.m.
I just tried to check out the SBCC Housing website, but the link appears tto be dead.
On Measure S: The $288 Million Question
Posted on August 31 at 2:27 p.m.
"California community college officials are launching a new effort to ensure that about 250,000 additional students complete their two-year degrees or transfer by decreasing the amount of time they spend taking remedial courses.
To reach that goal, the state's two-year colleges would have to increase graduations or transfers nearly 15 percentage points. Currently, a little less than half of community college students get a degree or transfer.
The number of students who finish technical education programs would have to rise 16 percentage points to nearly 70%.Nearly 75% of California community college students need to take basic math and English courses before they can take classes for credit, according to state statistics."
LA Times Aug. 27, 2014http://www.latimes.com/local/educatio...
California has increased it's funding for education through bake sales held by the parents of students for decades. California's prison guards, CCPOA members, earn 50% more than the national average.
Posted on August 31 at 9:58 a.m.
Not surprising at all; Bill McKibben is a scam artist funded by oil $$:
"350.org has the look and feel of an amateur, grassroots operation, but in reality, it is a multi-million dollar campaign run by staff earning six-digit salaries.
…More than half of the US$10-million came from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF), the Rockefeller Family Fund and the Schumann Center for Media and Democracy, where McKibben, a trustee, was paid US$25,000 per year (2001-09). Since 2007, the Rockefellers have paid US$4-million towards 1Sky and 350.org, tax returns say. The Schumann Center provided US$1.5-million to McKibben’s three campaigns as well as US$2.7-million to fund the Environmental Journalism Program at Middlebury College, in Vermont, where McKibben is on staff."
Posted on August 31 at 9:48 a.m.
snugspout: And the same applies to green energy. Greed and irresponsibility aren't industry-dependent.
On Unintended Consequences
Posted on August 31 at 8:36 a.m.
nativegeo - that's why I pointed out that there have been no incidents in the channel since 1969, and that green energy also pollutes. Obama trolls like tabatha and Hershel_Greenspan will only acknowledge a simplistic one-sided view of any issue, and there's plenty of disinformation on the net for tabatha to plagiarize to support that side. The entire oil issue has been skewed by the Peak Oil scam, in any case. The data that supports oil as a renewable resource; the fact that it's found at depths below the surface that aren't associated with fossilized life forms, is suppressed by the cabal that's using a fabricated energy crisis and a fabricated environmental crisis based on the use of fossil fuels as excuses to mask its real agenda, the murder of 95% of the world's population, which it's also accomplishing through wars and engineered famines and geoengineering and bioengineered pathogens. The environmental movement has been funded by oil billionaires for decades, and increasing the supply of oil isn't good for business.Obama approved new drilling in federal waters in 2010, and local environmentalists approved a plan to drill up to 30 new slant shafts from federal to state waters a week later.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04...Al Gore bought 20 oil wells in the Gulf of Mexico with the profits from his scam environmental-alarmism movie. (Has Gore's investment been covered in the mainstream media?) At least one Chinese company currently has drilling rights in the channel. The big picture isn't fracking, it's destruction of the US economy.
Posted on August 30 at 7:33 p.m.
It sounds like there are problems with the number of occupants as well as screening. The city could require tenant screening by a local property management or vacation rental company on a short-term basis to isolate the screening issue.
On The Gorilla in the Vacation Rental
Posted on August 30 at 6:58 p.m.
tabatha - GOO was formed based on one incident that isn't relevant given current technology.
Greka Energy are pigs.There haven't been any significant oil spills from any of the many rigs that have been pumping oil in the SB Channel for decades.
SOLYNDRA DECOMPOSES INTO AN ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER
Obama’s showpiece “green energy” bankruptcy, whose bones turn out to be made from “unknown chemicals and lead-contaminated equipment” they don’t feel like cleaning up:
Federal officials hailed Solyndra LLC’s plan to create clean energy when they awarded the company more than a half-billion dollars in loans, but the solar-panel maker’s abrupt closure now threatens to leave behind an environmental mess.http://humanevents.com/2012/02/24/sol...
Posted on August 30 at 6:29 p.m.
Excellent investigative journalism depicting the political machinations involved in constructing the illusion that SB needs an additional jail. Link is from Noozhawk's Letter to the Editor: A Proven Reource for Prison Reform.
On Jury Still Out on Jail Funding