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Posted on October 29 at 3:06 p.m.
Prop 1 is so Gov. Brown and his cronies on both sides of the aisle can jam the California Population up to 50 million, follow the money. The Bullet Train the same, for a 50 million population.
1976 a population of 22 million was sustainable, now at 38 million, almost 40 years latter, it is not sustainable and Gov. Brown and friends are not hiding their goal of a 50 million population.
Heal the Ocean, what a joke, just another carpetbagger group that does not have a clue.
Not one more dime for Population Growth.
Population Growth does not Heal Coastal Waters, bring back abalone, blue shark, ling cod, rock scallops, swordfish, purple urchin,Santa Barbara shrimp, etc.
Population Growth does not solve dilapidated water treatment plants, effluent leaking from sewer systems or solve reclaimed water issues, it makes them worse.
The old Democratic Party understood sustainability and population issues. The Socialist Democrats do not have a clue.
On Yes on Proposition 1
Posted on October 29 at 11:08 a.m.
If Prop 1 and 2 addressed Population Sustainability, I would be for it but all this will do make it possibly for an even larger Population in a State that is already over-populated, mostly in the South.
You don't help a Drunk by giving them more alcohol.
Of all of the woes that California faces, is an ever increasing population that wants to live in a Costal Desert, people that claim to want to Heal The Ocean better go back to 1976 when the population was 16 million fewer, mostly in the South, and study how pristine it was compared to now.
It is called too many people and I will not vote for any bond that allows both sides of the aisle to increase the population any further. We should be looking at reducing population and truly Healing the Ocean over time than allowing politicians to add to it, Biology 101. We should be looking at removing Dams.
Posted on October 29 at 10:46 a.m.
Rest in Peace
On Ventura Sheriff's Deputy Hit and Killed During Traffic Stop
Posted on October 29 at 10:44 a.m.
Capps claims to be for the Middle Class, well this member, barely, Health Insurance went up 500/mo or $6,000.00 for 2014 and just got a notice it goes up on January 1, another 100/mo or $1,200.00. So $7,200.00 in two years, thanks Lois for screwing the Middle Class.
But I agree with the comment above.
"What a pathetic race. What a pathetic district. Isn't there anyone else?"
On Mitchum’s Biggest Role Yet?
Posted on October 27 at 8:49 a.m.
The earliest credible clinical evidence of smallpox is found in the smallpox-like disease in medical writings from ancient India (as early as 1500 BC), Egyptian mummy of Ramses V who died more than 3000 years ago (1145 BC). and China (1122 BC).
It has been speculated that Egyptian traders brought smallpox to India during the 1st millennium BC, where it remained as an endemic human disease for at least 2000 years.
Smallpox was probably introduced into China during the 1st century AD from the southwest, and in the 6th century was carried from China to Japan. In Japan, the epidemic of 735–737 is believed to have killed as much as one-third of the population. At least seven religious deities have been specifically dedicated to smallpox, such as the god Sopona in the Yoruba religion. In India, the Hindu goddess of smallpox, Sitala Mata, was worshiped in temples throughout the country.Statue of Sopona, the Yoruba god thought to cause the disease.
The timing of the arrival of smallpox in Europe and south-western Asia is less clear.
Smallpox is not clearly described in either the Old or New Testaments of the Bible or in the literature of the Greeks or Romans. While some have identified the Plague of Athens – which was said to have originated in "Ethiopia" and Egypt – or the plague that lifted Carthage's 396 BC siege of Syracuse with smallpox, many scholars agree it is very unlikely such a serious disease as variola major would have escaped being described by Hippocrates if it had existed in the Mediterranean region during his lifetime. While the Antonine Plague that swept through the Roman Empire in AD 165–180 may have been caused by smallpox, Saint Nicasius of Rheims became the patron saint of smallpox victims for having supposedly survived a bout in 450, and Saint Gregory of Tours recorded a similar outbreak in France and Italy in 580, the first use of the term variola;
other historians speculate that Arab armies first carried smallpox from Africa into Southwestern Europe during the 7th and 8th centuries. In the 9th century the Persian physician, Rhazes, provided one of the most definitive descriptions of smallpox and was the first to differentiate smallpox from measles and chickenpox in his Kitab fi al-jadari wa-al-hasbah (The Book of Smallpox and Measles). During the Middle Ages, smallpox made periodic incursions into Europe but did not become established there until the population increased and population movement became more active during the era of the Crusades.
On Enterovirus D68 Confirmed in Santa Barbara
Posted on October 23 at 12:51 p.m.
Actually Unocal sprang up in Santa Paula, California.
It is interesting that the modern Bards are all Democrats and served in the current Governor Browns, first "Moon Beam" administration, as Chairperson of the state Water Resources Control Board, no less, spending five decades as an environmental activist.
Oil is so 1800's and needs to be replaced as an Energy, but rather than commit Seppuku, it would be better to have a replacement first.
The socialists just Hate corporations but Lockheed Martin put out a press release last week that they have their "Skunk Works" working on a compact nuclear fusion reactor.
This would potenitally solve many many problems. Given the success LM has had with war machines maybe they can solve the hydrocarbon issue for World Peace?
Now the largest environmental disaster in California and the Western States has been the damming and diversion of water, tens of millions of acres of wildlife habitat has been destroyed since the 1930's New Deal Water Projects, much greater than anything Big Oil can ever be held accountable for.
Overpopulated cities with constantly leaking sewer pipes, virtually killing all the shoreline along the Pacific Ocean, goes on each and everyday, along with constantly reduced habitat for animals that have surrvived.
Hey Water Guardians, Big Oil and Farmers may be easily emotional hot button prey for the low information voter but all of their ill deeds pale in comparison of the wildlife habitat that has been destroyed so you can live on the Gold Coast and point fingers at others.
A very well written article.
On Have You Kicked Your Inner Poodle Today?
Posted on October 20 at 9 a.m.
So a White Shark attacked a one person outrigger canoe 2 miles off the Lighthouse, this weekend, already they are beating the drums for a killing frenzy, way to many sharks.
Really, compared to my youth, hardly any sharks. I remember an Ericson 30' sailboat that was molested for hours by an Orca, broke the knot meter off the hull and scared the hell out of the owner while he headed back to the harbor. Even starting the engine, for noise, did not dissuade the Orca.
We are just another of the many species on this rock, we don't own it and life is Risk, from the moment of conception until death.
On Hiking, Dogs, and Bears
Posted on October 19 at 8:58 a.m.
Santa Barbara, home to "I have never seen a Variance, that planning did not like". Why spend money on creating Planning Rules, when everyone gets a variance anyway?
On Can Creek Restoration and Affordable Housing Coexist?
Posted on October 17 at 11:08 a.m.
You do realize that the USA has not been a Republic for so very long, it is Mob Rule, that is why the Politicians tell so many lies, to incite the Mob.
The Cherokee Nation, during Manifest Destiny, fought and won in the United States Supreme Court, a ruling that the Yankee Carpedtbagging Jackals in Washington D.C. could not take their lands and relocate them to Oklahoma.
Did the Executive Branch of Government care about the SCOTUS ruling, no they did not.
Sane people today find themselves between the Corportists/Federal Reserve Banksters on one side and Socialists/Unionists on the other, both equally destructive groups and ideology, the Rule of Law and the Republic died a long time ago.
You mention NZ, in NZ it is bad manners to discharge a rifle without a sound suppressor (silencer) affixed to the rifle. People realize the value of keeping the noise down. So you can build your own or buy one, without Government involvement.
Do the same in USA and you will be wearing silver bracelets in the Federal Pen, brought to you buy the do-gooders Socialists that brought you Alcohol Prohibition.
So yes if you want Freedom, one has to find a smaller society, one that does not have either of these destructive ideologies running the show, which is hard, but not that hard, they do exist.
Common Sense, Self Actualization and Truth only exists in Free Societies. Corporatism and Socialism frown on Freedom they seek to destroy it and dumb down the people, so they can Rule them.
Smile and Wave, the People of the USA just keep getting dumber, perfect excuse for Regulating every part of their Life.
Posted on October 15 at 10:07 a.m.
This reminds me of the woman that was killed in Orange County, around Ortega Highway, she was riding a mountain bike, god I hate those noisy mechanical contraptions in the wilderness, she went through a choke point and a big cat got her from above and behind, they found her partially eaten several days later. Should we ban Mountain Bikes?
My good girl may she RIP were walking in Elings, years ago, with a couple that had greyhounds, a Yote jumped out of the bushes and the dogs started after it, I called my girl off, it is good to be pack leader, the greyhounds went nuts and OHOD they went towards Valerio with their people chasing after them, I and my girl continued our walk.
The OP makes some valid points about dogs, most are poorly trained. So do we ban all dogs or just the dumb ones. The dumb ones are the rule not the exception. Who decides?
Considering the number of Search and Rescues around here the dumb ones seem to be the rule instead of the exception.
Maybe the we should have Wilderness Licenses, regulate who can use the wilderness after they pass some kind of test? The Governor just signed a Recreational Boating Licensing Bill (SB941), law starts in 2018.
Lets Regulate Life, so the dumb ones, which seems to be the Majority are protected from themselves? Don't you just love Utopia.
Nature has the best solution, runts die and the strong survive, its cruel and not fair but it will be that way long after humans are extinct.
I feel for the majestic bear, we stolen their water, killed their fish off, make them live in an increasing small domain with what they have left and then kill them if they step into ours.
Alisal and the San Lucas Ranch, the Vickers woman that all the Yankees hate, are the only real Sanctuaries in the area for the eagle, vulture, bear, mountain lion, bobcat and a deer herd large enough to feed them. The rest is truly a survival contest were the animals lose.
The root cause, water damming and diversion. The dirty little secret that no one wants to take ownership of, smile and wave.