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Posted on February 24 at 3 p.m.
As for Ebenstein, how could a staunch and outspoken Libertarian defender of personal responsibility, self-reliance (and selfishness) attempt the backside approach to Cathedral Peak with no water or food? Not to mention not carrying a spare set of glasses when he's highly dependent on them?
The fact Ebenstein's bacon was saved by the people & system he rails against is dripping with irony.
On Project Rescue Flight – A Lifesaver
Posted on February 24 at 2:16 p.m.
Kudos to Simon and Weitzman for their dedication and hard work. It must be satisfying looking back on the last 16 years to see what's been achieved.
It would be interesting for Ford to follow up with an update on how things have gone since the choppers from County Fire and the Sheriff's Dept. were merged. I recall it didn't start smoothly.
Posted on February 23 at 2:36 p.m.
A restaurant boycott list maintained over 36 years? Wow.
On Don't Skip the Tip
Posted on February 21 at 1:44 p.m.
Speaking of jazz ... I really like KCRW's morning, evening, and weekend on-air music. DJ's Liza Richardson, Raul Campos, Garth Trinidad, Anne Litt, et. al. got it going on! "Hand-picked music" as they say.
But are their any on-air jazz stations we can listen to in this area?
On Santa Monica’s KCRW to Buy KDB
Posted on February 21 at 11:31 a.m.
@Hemlockroid, your post #2 is a good addendum to RHS's post.
Your other posts cut to the heart of what I was thinking when I wrote my whimsical analogy. I've never thought much about the conditions that led to the Balfour Declaration - I had chalked it up to colonialist ambitions on the part of Britain and France after the defeat of the Ottomans.
So to entertain the idea that there were specific religious "motivations" among evangelical Brits that led to Balfour is pretty interesting.
To me, Balfour was one of the milestones that marked the beginning of the end for peace in the middle east. We may not be able to do anything about it now, but without an understanding of the basics, it's impossible to understand Israeli and Arab positions.
On Talking with Former Head of Israeli Spy Agency
Posted on February 20 at 4:17 p.m.
That would be Harold Simmons, infamous for his dirty politics:
On Love Me, Love My Dog
Posted on February 20 at 4:08 p.m.
Kudos to Gibson for telling her story.
I wonder if existence of this scam indicates lots of people skip out on jury duty?
On National Phone Scam Duping Santa Barbara Residents
Posted on February 20 at 2:17 p.m.
Imagine that Canada and Iceland go to war against Russia. To enlist US help, Canada promises to give the US British Columbia. But after the allies win the war, the Canadians keep BC and forcibly give Florida to their Icelandic allies who are keen to defrost.
Most of the Floridians are forced to give up their homes and move to Georgia and Alabama where settlement camps are established. A few remain in the Everglades to fight the good fight.
Meanwhile, Bjork claims her ancestors were from Florida and have a right to return to their ancient homeland and live in Billy Joel's Miami mansion. Joel becomes an exiled leader of the Floridians but is later poisoned under mysterious circumstances.
It's not an exact analogy (hah!) but closer to the facts than many Americans realize.
That said, it's great to hear a "moderate" voice from Israel, even though I don't agree with all his statements.
Posted on February 20 at 10:51 a.m.
Again, the letter is highly speculative.
As for EIR's, that's part of the public vetting process. If Kmart wanted to build next to your house, you'd be begging for a review. You can't have it both ways.
On Eco Economics 101
Posted on February 20 at 10:16 a.m.
This letter is highly speculative. What else would one expect from a malpractice lawyer? :)
Here's a history of Cachuma and Bradbury Dam:
With the post-war boom in population (some of the old-timers I know tell me it was significant) and the droughts of the late 1940's and early 50's, county voters overwhelmingly approved funding.
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