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Posted on April 23 at 10:50 p.m.
The article doesn't identify the chemical by name. Nick, if you give us the name of the chemical CDFA plans to use, we can pull its EPA label and MSDS. That way, we'll be able to decide based on scientific evidence instead of vague fears.
On Bees (and Flies) in the Bonnet
Posted on April 23 at 10:41 p.m.
I think it was 1.5 million spent on the Cold Springs fence. Anyone who feels like jumping still can do it, but the fence made our local officials feel like they were being useful. Maybe they looked at it as a jobs program.
On Man Falls From Isla Vista Cliffs
Posted on April 21 at 9:04 a.m.
What the heck happened? I have not heard the story.
Posted on April 20 at 10:32 p.m.
The problem with True Believers, be they members of the Organic Congregation or any other church, is that they are only interested in the facts that confirm their superstitions. Reasoning with them based on scientific evidence is pointless.
Posted on April 20 at 9:36 p.m.
You are right Dr Dan, many elders are extremely productive members of society, so let me apologize, rephrase, and clarify my thoughts (or at least attempt to). We spend way too much on healthcare, and a lot of that is on expensive tests and treatment for people in their last year of life, with no positive outcome. I am not advocating death panels. I do think we need to accept death as part of life, and that there comes a time when the best thing you can do for a patient is keep him or her comfortable, both physically and emotionally. As for the "permanently unproductive," I was referring to the growing numbers of "disabled." At the risk of sounding heartless, when one in 19 Americans is getting SSI benefits, we've got a problem. I am of course not begrudging wounded veterans their benefits (slow to come, in many cases), but when I see attorneys advertising on TV about how they can get me SSI benefits, I get a bit concerned. Then of course there are huge subsidies to oil and gas companies, the permanent war machine, and agricultural commodities. Oh, and the public employee unions have not exactly skipped their turn at the troth. No wonder we have to eat our young!
On UCSB Students React to Possible Loan Interest Rate Hike
Posted on April 20 at 9:21 p.m.
Definitely opposed to bad cooking, but I like stormy weather.
On Barking of the Neighbor's Dog
Posted on April 20 at 9:18 p.m.
You can clearly tell from the video that DiNunzio's driving was not erratic at all. The only thing he did wrong is not use his turn signal before changing lanes. If the penalty for that is to be thrown to the ground and have your ribs bashed in, half the city is going to end up in the emergency room. And seriously, why is the police car weaving in and out of its lane at the beginning of the tape? If you showed me nothing but the trajectory of the two vehicles without telling me that one of them is a police car, and you asked me which one looks like a drunk driver, I would bet that Tudor is the one driving under the influence. Maybe it wasn't alcohol, but has he been tested for "roid" rage? As for the DA who declined to prosecute Tudor for assault, he needs to be fired. When is he up for reelection?
On DA Dismisses DUI Case Against Tony Denunzio
Posted on April 20 at 9:44 a.m.
No, you got it right John, and this is a victory for the community, because Campbell knows zilch about reporting. Randy, it's time to throw in the proverbial towel, call the goose cooked, stop putting more nails in the coffin, fold'em. Time to go, and don't let the door hit you on your way out. You have done enough damage.
On Court of Appeal Sides with <em>Indy</em> Editor
Posted on April 20 at 9:20 a.m.
Seems to me the sidewalks are already wide enough down by the beach, and judging from the flow of vehicles and pedestrians, I don't see peds backed up at the intersections, I see cars. So reducing the number of car lanes makes perfect sense, right? Sorry Trixie, but I don't think this horse is quite dead until the project is built. Even then, you'll probably see angry constituents coming to the City Council asking for the road to be returned to 4 lanes once everyone realizes what a dumb idea this was. On the other hand, making State Street peds and bikes only from Gutierrez to Sola is a great idea.
Posted on April 20 at 9:08 a.m.
I just watched the entire video, and there is no way DiNunzio was driving impaired. He is not weaving - the cop car is, a couple of times at the beginning of the tape you can clearly see it over the fog line into the bike lane. Did anyone give the officer a blood test? DiNunzio's speed is constant, not erratic like that of a drunk driver (I followed a guy in a van last week weaving all over the highway and whose speed fluctuated between 50 and 70, btw I called 911 to report him, was afraid this dude was going to kill someone) He changes lanes without using his turn signal 3 times, as do about 40% of SB drivers, but each time the intent is clear, he is going around a slower car in the lane he wants to use, and returns to his lane right away, in perfect control of his vehicle. The officer literally attacks him and throws him to the ground within less than 2 seconds of his getting out of his car. Until now, I believed the police line about DiNunzio ignoring the officer and heading towards Gelson's but this clearly shows it to be untrue. DiNunzio looks simply puzzled and unsure of what the officer wants. The only question in my mind is why the jury deadlocked instead of acquitting the guy. Is it because he had prior offenses? Actually, I have two more questions. How much will he sue the City for? This is a clear case of police brutality if I ever saw one. And where is the leadership, both of the PD and the City? I can't believe that the officer involved still has a job.
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