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Posted on March 8 at 5:09 p.m.
I totally agree with Ken.
On Traffic and Parking
Posted on March 7 at 8:42 p.m.
John_Adams: What about the part where high prices forced out Samy's?Yes, they have (for now) a place to dwell, but what about when (following the price-raise trajectory) they are forced out altogether?
It's a microcosm of what has been happening here for years: Economic Darwinism, and ask yourself why the price of doing business in Santa Barbara is so costly. The "only the strong will survive" may come to bite even you in the end. (Double entendre intended)
On Sonos Leasing Gobs of Downtown Property
Posted on March 7 at 8:37 p.m.
Question: Do pro-abortionists (especially those elected to political office) support laws that make it a double homicide if one kills a woman who is pregnant? If so, how do they justify this?
On Pro-Life Movement in America
Posted on March 7 at 3:15 p.m.
I don't see anything mentioned specifically about the National Defense Authorization Act. (NDAA)
I also wonder if she supports Obama or any of the other politicians who are pro-NDAA or pro-patriot act. I say this because as long as people support such candidates, there is little probability that these restrictions on our freedoms will be stopped.
On Q&A with ACLU President Susan Herman
Posted on March 7 at 3:38 a.m.
Carly Simon is treated as an afterthought. With all due respect to James Taylor--who I think is very talented--I think Carly is the big talent in the family.
On Ben Taylor
Posted on March 6 at 9:08 p.m.
Loonpt is--if anything--a libertarian. Libertarianism and Communism are as far apart as belief in God and atheism.
Why anyone would think Loonpt is a Communist is beyond me.
On Santa Maria's proposed ICE facility will …
Posted on March 5 at 10:13 p.m.
(part two of two)
Literacy/education is the true way of empowerment. This is why slaveowners made sure Blacks were not allowed to read and write. Raise expectations, learn from oppressed groups who have succeeded, (Jews, Asians, etc) and address the "vendepatrias" attitude directed at those who try to succeed academically. I saw plenty of it when I went to school.
Ojala que me haga entender. Intento simplemente partir sugerencias para solucionar el problema que nos enfrentamos.
On Study Shows Most Kids Not Ready for Kindergarten
Posted on March 5 at 10:11 p.m.
I will address some of your points'
"(We) disagree about a) the prevalence of bilingual services; b) whether there's any proven correlation between info being available in Spanish and immigrants not learning English, as you suggest; and c) that people not learning English is the fault of progressives and advocates."
The services are very prevalent. B: It is only natural that having these would impede English learning because human nature is such that if you do not have to learn a second language, you usually won't. I present as evidence the fact that the vast majority of Americans do not speak a second language, and if they do, it is usually because they were exposed to one as a child. C: It IS the fault of progressives, and ALSO the fault of the big business interests on the Right who know that immigrants fluent in English are a threat to their ability to keep them trapped in their low wage cycle. If I come across as picking on progressives, it's because they should know that literacy in the language of the land is power, or what comes to mind is "saber es poder".
"One might want to examine the barriers to the working poor learning English (time, money, family obligations) rather than focusing on how immigrants are supposedly being aided in not learning English."
Italian, Poles, Czechs, Russians and others coming to Ellis Island?...how were THEY able to assimilate? Again, my point about human nature covers this.
"And yes, parents' English fluency can impact their kids. But is this the primary problem for education and school readiness? Of course not. But once again it blames parents"
No, I'm not blaming the parents, and ironically, if you've read my previous posts on the gang problem where people blame the parents, you will find me in opposition to these people. Again, it's the fact that they don't have to learn English/the ability to move upward. The secondary impact on the kids is the low self-esteem they develop when they see other nationalities assimilating and getting ahead, while they see their parents being told "why bother?" (To learn English)
.".. (and the left of course--always a bonus!) without giving enough weight to the truly primary problems--which, as you say, affect the working class all across racial/cultural lines. And since the working poor regardless of race/culture experience the same challenges with academic acheivement regardless of what language the parents speak, it's clear there are much greater issues here than that. so I don't know why one would want latch onto parent language as a big issue... It's larger systems that need to change. And if change won't happen, we can at least work to mitigate the effects of those systems. But only if we accurately identify where problems really come from."
SBPorVida (anonymous profile)March 5, 2014 at 8:35 p.m
Posted on March 5 at 5:54 p.m.
Not to worry Yendo, we have Cathy Murillo and Susan Rose to remind us that Y-Chromosone=lower form of evolution.
Of course what's really missing here is the wondeful world of the alcohol culture and how these people couldn't care less about how their selfish refusal to take a cab home/have a designated driver affects others.
Maybe You and I should enroll in a re-education course at UC Beserkely for sensitivity training.
On Woman Sentenced to Probation for DUI Crash That Broke 3-Year-Old Son's Neck
Posted on March 4 at 9:02 p.m.
You're fooling yourself Gluteous.
On Homeless Man Steals Double Dolphin
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