Comments by Botany

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Posted on October 18 at 1:58 a.m.

Maybe Loon, but the government is elected by us to do so. We own that. These guys are just using violence or the threat of violence to extort money from honest citizens. The "benefit" they get from paying the extortion is to avoid further violence from the gang extorting money from them/

On Suspected Gang Member Arrested on Extortion Charges

Posted on October 17 at 10:44 a.m.

Are you for real Loon? Protection services? The only thing they needed protection from is the gang if they didn't pay up.

On Suspected Gang Member Arrested on Extortion Charges

Posted on October 17 at 6:26 a.m.

Gosh Kenn - Does mis-spelling someone's name make a person not credible?

On Endorsements 2014

Posted on October 14 at 10:45 a.m.

Well, you certainly hold grudges a long time seven. I was around for the '69 spill and it was a stinking mess. I don appreciate your honesty. You hate the industry and you want it out of the county. Understood. At least that's more honest than the backers of measure P that state it won't affect current drilling operations. It does and it will. Measure P will given seven dolphins his wish and ban drilling from the county. But that will happen in slow motion as new permits need to be obtained to preserve existing operations. But of course the permits will be denied and drilling in the county will gradually come to an end.

On The Naked Truth

Posted on October 14 at 3:16 a.m.

How about we turn IV into a padded cell so people can walk around aimlessly in a drunken stupor without risk of hurting themselves. We should turn the police into "vomit patrols" who will hunt for piles of drunken vomit that people might slip on and clean it up as to avoid being a hazard to other drunks.

On Second Isla Vista Cliff Fall in Two Days?

Posted on October 13 at 1:56 p.m.

The funny thing is that the price of oil is dropping so fast, it may make Measure P irrelevant. If prices keep dropping, any drilling techniques that are not cost-effective, will be curtailed.

We're now below $3.50 a gallon here and the price is likely to drop further. Of course when prices are rising, many will say that it's all the fault of oil companies and speculators. Those whiners are now quiet because the price is going in the direction they want. Of course, at some point prices will rise again and the whiners will come out of the woodwork to complain about evil oil companies and speculators. Supply and demand dictate price, but there will always be some that see conspiracy when there is none. But we can thank tracking and other intensive extraction techniques for contributing to the current abundance of oil and the price drops that have gone with it. If you vote yes on P, drilling in the county will gradually disappear. If you vote no, nothing will change here.

On Why I Support Measure P

Posted on October 13 at 8:14 a.m.

Want to save water? Let's start with the Steelhead.

On Why I Support Measure P

Posted on October 13 at 3:45 a.m.

Peter, if cutting the costs of premiums is your goal, the rapidly rising cost of healthcare should be your target. Doctors and hospitals have increased their charges and insurance co's pass those costs on to the consumer. Also, a NO vote on prop. 46 will help keep those costs down. Trial lawyers want to get their hooks further into the healthcare system which should only increase costs even further.

On Yes on Prop. 45

Posted on October 12 at 5:16 p.m.

I'm only having a hard time with people that distort the facts.

Most of the dollar's recent gains have occurred within the last 3 months. Check the chart yourself if you don't believe me.

You are using data that's up to 6 years old to base your assertions on that the dollar rise in the last 3 months is due to increases in petroleum exports that have occurred during the last 6 years. The NET trade deficit has remained relatively consistent throughout the last six years.

What has changed in the last 3 months? The EU's approach to monetary policy and the indications that QE in the US will be ending soon. Increases in petroleum exports are no more than a blip on the radar and have not changed significantly in the last 3 months.

Admit you are wrong and move on.

On The Naked Truth

Posted on October 12 at 1:30 p.m.

EB - look at the chart yourself that you completely ignored in my first post.

It's the NET balance of trade that affects the value of the dollar, not the specific commodities being imported and exported. And the NET trade deficit is about unchanged. Your assertions are baseless.

On The Naked Truth

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