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Posted on June 18 at 1:24 p.m.
willy88: Local liberals/dems - organizations including former Santa Barbara Gray Panthers, have advocated single-payer for over 40 years.
On Still Can't Afford Insurance
Posted on June 18 at 1:11 p.m.
blackpoodles: 9/11 was a crime against democracy engineered by the U.S. government to justify a false-flag attack on Afghanistan and create an atmosphere of paranoia based on a non-existent terrorist threat to justify an authoritarian police state.Read the 9/11 Commission Report, David Ray Griffin's books, 41 U.S. Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence Agency Veterans Challenge the Official Account of 9/11 – Official Account of 9/11: “Terribly Flawed,” “Laced with Contradictions,” “a Joke,” “a Cover-up” http://patriotsquestion911.com/.Anyone who believes the official 9/11 story is either totally ignorant of the facts or has a serious commitment to magical thinking.The city of SB has a much simpler means of prohibiting public protest, used at the end of summer 2012 - install orange plastic fencing around De la Guerra Plaza, water heavily, and let the grass grow 1 1/2 feet tall. It worked, and sure can't be explained by responsible lawn maintenance, which is to let the grass grow high during the rainy season to encourage root system growth, keep it low and use minimal water during drought. I have a feeling discouraging use by over-watering could also explain the recent flooding of the main library lawn, rather than competition in egregious waste of resources with the county's million or so watts of light pollution at the courthouse.
On Dog Mad: Dog Smash
Posted on June 14 at 10:19 a.m.
Legalize all drugs to eliminate profit for gangs, as the International Red Cross advocated in March 2011.The syringe in County Jail got there in an envelope, not with a prison guard (lol).
On Gangbuster or Gangbanger?
Posted on June 14 at 9:48 a.m.
John Locke: What does that say about opposing candidates?
On Hannah-Beth Jackson Breaks Down Jerry Brown
Posted on June 5 at 7:34 p.m.
Starshine, I've got to go with Willy 88 on this - the only appropriate negative comment to your great humorous article is "Kill the Messenger.". Thanks
On Atheists Saved!
Posted on June 5 at 6:51 p.m.
Ken_Volok: Schneider has had a lot of PR recently related to her membership in the organization Mayor's Against Illegal Guns and the Coalition Against Gun Violence, organizations that demand that Congress take immediate action to prevent gun violence by requiring background checks for all gun sales, prohibit military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines from our streets, and make gun trafficking a federal crime. Reducing gun violence is a great idea. California has the strictest gun laws in the US, and New Jersey is #2. The following quotes are from an article by Yamiche Alcindor in yesterday's USA Today: "We need to not just try to prevent the next Newtown but look at what is haunting the people in the densely populated, poorest (42.5% below federal poverty guidelines) sections of our country," said Camden County Chief of Police Scott Thomson. "You have this paradox in that New Jersey has arguably the toughest gun laws in the nation yet has a city within it that has gun violence at Third World country rates." , and "Anderson Baker lives in a state with a litany of gun regulations. But no law stopped him from becoming a teenage drug dealer who could easily acquire, and use, his weapon of choice."There is a correlation between strict gun control and reduced gun violence, but there's a higher correlation between poverty and gun violence. We'll divert more money from education and job development to LE to implement and enforce additional gun control legislation, increasing the problems leading to gun violence. Criminals ignore gun laws, and are a greater hazard to law-abiding citizens when these citizens predictably have inferior means of defense as a result of gun laws. I'm pretty sure someone who would assault and rob a person in public would be more likely to do so in Santa Barbara County, with no legal concealed carry, than in Mississippi. I don't think Schneider is responsible, I think she's a political dilettante who jumps on the PC cause-of-the-week bandwagon.
On Santa Barbara School Thefts Linked to Riverside Gang
Posted on June 5 at 1:52 p.m.
Ken_Volok: Das Williams started work on the AB for this just this morning.
On Goleta Man Dies From Laughing Gas Overdose
Posted on June 5 at 11:39 a.m.
Very different $$ magnitute, but I wonder what the real story is on the theft of a carton of .223 ammo at SBPD recently- oh, sorry, that was a cop, and SBPD "officers in good standing" are criminals, no problem there.
On Former Police Employee Pleads No Contest in Massive Theft Case
Posted on June 5 at 11:29 a.m.
Santa Barbara's Neighborhood Clinics fulfill a critical need in the county, a need for medical and dental care for the rapidly increasing number of us in SB who have no options.
On What Neighborhood Clinics Wrought
Posted on June 5 at 11:22 a.m.
Of course, they only buy guns legally, LOL. A great example of the truism that if we outlaw guns, only criminals will have guns. Thanks, Mayor Schneider, for helping us fail to regulate guns the same way we've failed to regulate drugs.
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