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Posted on December 4 at 12:09 p.m.
@foofighter: "Their hegemony was shattered when Ms McCaw took over the NewsPress and their wounded howls continue today as they face their progressive irrelevancy."
Apparently, 'progressive irrelevancy' leads a city council majority.
@foofighter: "But there you have it; an alternate view point reinforced easily once you leave the Independent mind-control cocoon."
The Flat-Earth Society also has an 'alternate view' - and they're almost a relevent as the Newspress.
On NLRB Sets <em>News-Press</em> Hearing
Posted on December 4 at 5:18 a.m.
@foofighter: "Yes, Ms McCaw has the right to put out the paper she wants and take her chances that readers will purchase what she prints. Seems to be working very well for her."
Under her watch, the paper has become a national laughing stock and a case study in how ownership can single handedly destroy the reputation of a newspaper. Her employees have suffered, the field of journalism has suffered, and the city of Santa Barbara has suffered.
But for *her*, it's worked out great.
@foofighter: "This is a dead issue: The owner controls content. Workers can take it or leave it."
That explains the continuing lawsuits.
Posted on November 22 at 1:37 p.m.
@foofighter: "A county split vote came up only twice, not "6 or 8 times in the past 40 years". You exaggerate for effect, eat the rich. Watch that."
'Watch that', huh? Or what? You'll throw some more stupid at me?
I was QUOTING someone else. Your ability to suck the intelligence out of a thread by your mere participation is... well, it's almost a talent.
On Considering a County Split
Posted on November 22 at 8:16 a.m.
@pardallchewinggumspot: "You North County supes blocked the incorporation of IV into a city 6 or 8 times in the past 40 years."
In fact, if the county did split, I.V. would likely get a representative - or, at least, have a significantly greater influence, on the South County Board of Supervisors. It would hugely benefit I.V., but would be something that the north county landlords who own property in I.V. would DESPISE.
The sabre rattling by Peter Adam is just that. He's in way over his head, and clearly doesn't know when to stop talking. And if the county did split, the North County BoS would likely be filled with representatives like him - people to stupid to realize when they're not the smartest guys in the room. I'd give them a year before they'd start eating each others' young.
Posted on November 18 at 10:07 a.m.
@JohnLocke: "Everyone commenting on this issue should read a fascinating article in The Economist a few weeks ago regarding the dismal state of scientific research."
It's funny that, when I read that article, I just knew that the anti-intellectuals on the right would be holding it up as some badge of honor against academics. It was really a nonsense article - one of many published by The Economist (still waiting for Sweden to implement that harsh spending-side austerity the Right was bragging about...).
@JohnLocke: "Also, don't forget that 500 years ago people absolutely knew that the world was flat and 100 years ago people absolutely knew that Newtonian physics was the last word. "
Absolutely, 100% wrong. It was based on the best evidence at the time. No one claimed to have the final answer, nor do they now. But if you don't make decisions based on the best evidence you have, and instead make decisions based on the assumption that the best evidence will be proven incorrect, then you live in a fanstasy world - which is fine, but when your risking the entire planet, you may want to gamble with the odds.
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Posted on November 17 at 2:02 p.m.
@JohnLocke: " Maybe "Coincidence is not causation -- and Repetition is not truth." should be applied to the religious belief in climate change."
Nearly every scientific body worth its salt in the field of climatology has come to the conclusion that global warming is man made. It is the furthest thing from a 'religious belief' you can get.
Now the deniers, on the other hand - they're the ones who exhibit a belief in something for which there is no evidence. The fact that there are people still in denial about the nature of global warming speaks more to level of ignorance permeating our society than it does about the evidence at hand.
Posted on November 16 at 11:27 a.m.
@foofighter: "Or equally famously, it was also said: Seek the truth, and the truth shall set you free.."
Yes, that quote from the bible, which you misquoted, is just as 'famous' as a 21year old Jack Nicholson film quote. Astounding.
You're like a work of art.
Posted on November 16 at 9:39 a.m.
foofighter's comments are like something generated from one of those random right-wing comment generators. I'm becoming more and more convinced that there's not a real person behind that pseudonym. Case in point:
@foofighter: "Coincidence is not causation. You can't prove a negative. Don't be so enamored with 'consensus' as a surrogate for fact. Follow the money, before you put your own capital on crack-pot theories. "
This displays such unbridled ignorance with regards to the process of scientific research that it's almost disturbing to think that foofighter - presumably - has received any sort of education. If it were up to him, medical practices would largely consist of bloodlettings and leeches - since, ya' know, we shouldn't be beholden to such things as scientific consensus.
Posted on November 12 at 5:23 p.m.
@foofighter: "First impression comments rendered upon first impressions."
Care to hear my first impressions of you? (HINT: You're not terribly bright.)
On The S.B. Questionnaire: Tanya Spears Guiliacci
Posted on November 11 at 11:24 a.m.
@foofighter: "Look at the faculty parking lot of any of our local ed institutions and you will not see beat up old Fords; but more likely Priuses and BMW's."
Bull. I personally know several public school teachers. All of them rent, none of them own BMW's. You're simply making this nonsense up.
@foofighter: "This is why education has become so expensive and students feel forced to take out loans. After all saving up and working is so déclassé these days, when easy student loan money is thrown at you instead."
If someone were to save the amount it costs to get a two year degree at a public university, they could put a down payment on a home. (Maybe in Goleta, not in SB...)
It costs over $31k to get a two-year masters degree (that's just in fees, by the way) at a UC or Cal-State (which they're looking to raise to over $40k by 2015 at the UCs). So right now, that's about 50% of the AVERAGE annual teacher salary to get that Master's in education at a PUBLIC university in order to get anywhere near that average salary. And good luck doing that with a family to feed.
Sure, throwing money at public education isn't going to solve everything, but this notion that it's the fault of the teachers when CA has spent the better part of the last 20 years treating our educational system as expendable is just insane.
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