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Posted on November 28 at 7:19 p.m.

14noscams makes 6 posts on this and the other "Sea levels rising" thread between 2:48 - 3:48pm today, thus, as as he once accused me [thank you for the compliment!] of being DrDan/tabatha/Davy Brown I assert here he's Tim Ball/nuffalready/NattyG, and colossally trivial in addition.

On No Surly Curs Need Apply

Posted on November 28 at 7:12 p.m.

agree with this bc, "At some point one has to learn to balance the mutually inclusive ideas of telling history as it really happened, without dwelling on it to the point that we don't heal and move on to a better world." -- but the crucial issue is at what "point"? After 50 years? After 150 years? After 300 years? I guess you think CROSS OF THORNS belabors the point of Native American suffering, the "slow genocide", and for you this is likely true. But not for me, and many Americans are still either ignorant or in denial about the slow genocide.
At the same time, I am very much vs. the fee-to-transfer of Camp 4 to the Santa Ynez Rez and hate the new 12 story BS tower they're putting up. Contradictions abound.

On Misery at the Missions

Posted on November 27 at 5:39 p.m.

agree MSG, and listen to the tremors of fear in Natty's bizarre kaka...keep wondering, oh yeah, and I'm sure you've begun divesting your portfolio of oil stocks, natster.

On San Benito County Drilling Ban Looking at $1.2 Billion Lawsuit

Posted on November 27 at 1:33 p.m.

agree JL, much of this fulminating about data few of us have read...and there is a LOT of data.

On Hundreds March in Solidarity with Ferguson

Posted on November 27 at 1:32 p.m.

Priceless steams uselessly about the San Benito lawsuit, but ignores Hoffman's crucial phrase "whereas Measure P aimed to ban new projects [only] using those methods", but P would NOT have halted existing oil operations. Thank you tabatha, and notice how all the oil-lovers just scurry and howl in fear at the mention of ooh, lawsuits. Grow up, boys. Cannot wait for revised Measure P in 2016!

On San Benito County Drilling Ban Looking at $1.2 Billion Lawsuit

Posted on November 27 at 1:20 p.m.

NattyG, give a reference for these quotation, please, since the date matters. Many of us have been opposing the fee-to-trust of the Camp 4 property, but in fact the Bureau has made it pretty clear they will approve, so Farr and the other Supes face an imminent decision. Your point is unclear..."the control freaks"?

On Misery at the Missions

Posted on November 27 at 9:42 a.m.

Wikip, certainly an unreliable site, rather contradicts bc's overconfident assertion that "we certainly know that The Indians were treated horribly" -- Wikip is very popular and still regurgitates this slanted bias towards the Church...you missed my point, nomore...and here the other day I was getting a manly French kiss, sheesh! Seriously, it is not a "mixed truth". Read zappa here above, but I do also accept z's point about "piling on". Zappa do you mean "anachronistic thinking" with your "presentist argument" point? Enjoy Thanksgiving all.

On Misery at the Missions

Posted on November 27 at 5:27 a.m.

Many people still need to read this book, Bill. Many today do NOT "know that Native Americans were horribly treated" at the Missions, including ours here in SB. Junipero Serra has been beatified by the Church [1988], and sainthood is next! A crazy prof at U. San Diego[ Dr. Iris Engstrand, professor and chair of the Department of History at the University of San Diego] describes Serra as "much nicer to the Indians, really, than even to the governors. He didn't get along too well with some of the military people, you know. His attitude was, 'Stay away from the Indians.' "! This is in Wikipedia under Junipero Serra. Cross of Thorns is a necessary text, albeit horrendous, and why "whitewash" the past?

On Misery at the Missions

Posted on November 27 at 5:15 a.m.

Appreciate this positive news about affirmative people who give to others and support our communities here in SB. Sharon Hoshida and Scott Brittingham rock!

On Local Heroes 2014

Posted on November 26 at 7:50 a.m.

Interesting piece, thanks Ben. What about the idea that the evolutionary process is "slow" and that as so many of us make it into the later 60s and on up it simply isn't "natural" and that hard-working organ, the brain, falls apart at it's normal evolutionary rate while we replace knees and hips and manage to beat several sorts of cancers? Thus most of the body can be kept going faster than evolution would "naturally" allow, but we can't fix the brain's aging rate...? Thus, Alzheimer's isn't really a disease, it's a natural process our medical "technological solutionists" can't/haven't managed to slow down.

On To Tell or Not?

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