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Posted on December 21 at 10:40 a.m.

I love it when all the Carpetbaggers start stabbing each other with their "Steely Knives" , welcome to the Hotel California, population 50 million here we come, there is money to be made and whats a few more acre feet of stolen water from the Santa Ynez Valley water shed, the wildlife will just have to deal with it, or some more dead coastline, we need 5,000 more kiddies at the Ivory Tower.

Santa Barbara and the whole State of California is F***ed, your expansionism will never abate.

On The Shunning of Helene Schneider

Posted on December 11 at 1:28 p.m.

I am waiting for the Non-Native Eucalyptus trees to be removed, that ought to be interesting, can't have anything non-native, can we.

On Vegetation Cleared from Douglas Preserve

Posted on December 11 at 1:24 p.m.

In our community as in most, the Chief of Police works at the pleasure of the City Council, it is a political job, have a problem with the Police then look no further than you elected representatives on the City Council. The Police function is not a rouge institution, it is controlled by the City Council, elected individuals. Your County Sheriff is elected directly by You, the Taxpayers.

Many crimes in Santa Barbara are suppressed by the City Council because the City Council does not want the Tourist Image tarnished.

Get real people, take your complaints to the people you ELECT, they are the ones responsible.

I guess that is why they no long teach High School Civics, to keep you dumbed down.

March on the State Legislature, they pass the Laws, the Police are just doing the best they can, with the screwed up mountain of laws they are given by the people YOU elect.

There is no Community left in the Police State, but there is a mountain of conflicting laws that makes all of us, accidental Felons, on a daily basis.

The Police Department did not acquire the armored car/automatic weapons without the ok from the City Council, Mayor Chicago/ Mayor New York , and friends said OK.

You are pointing the finger at the wrong people.

Want to undo the Police State, march on City Hall or the State Legislature and be very careful of who you elect into office, they are not your friends.

It is your Elected representatives that have created this mess and YOU voted for them.

How is that Progressive Nanny State working out?

On Vigil and March for Eric Garner

Posted on December 10 at 12:40 p.m.

30 gallon trash cans.

On Favorite items to collect interior roof drips...

Posted on December 10 at 12:39 p.m.

BG (before government) we did just fine. Los Angeles went through the same kind of bank run at Farmers and Merchants Bank of Los Angeles, I.W. Hellman came down from San Francisco and stacked bags of gold in the lobby of the bank to calm nerves and stop the panic.

Now all we have is funny money and no honest bankers.

On Early Banks and Banking in Santa Barbara

Posted on December 10 at 12:19 p.m.

Eric Garner lost his Life because Politicians greedy for Tax Money put a Sin Tax on Tobacco.

The US Executive/ Legislative Branches have Taxes on cigarettes while at the same time granting Agricultural Subsides to Tobacco farmers. Talk about Forked Tongue Politics.

State and Local taxes on top of the aforementioned.

The Legislators send their errand boys, Police, to enforce their taxes.

Garner was selling non-taxed cigarettes. This is what you get with Jack Booted Social Engineering, so Nanny Staters - you killed Eric Garner.

Sin Taxes on booze, pot , cigs or gambling is all the same, Government regulation at its best - trying to legislate morality and common sense - which always fails.

Nanny Staters - how do you like the Police State you have created, really ugly, is it not?

On Vigil and March for Eric Garner

Posted on December 10 at 11:25 a.m.

@sbresident2,

They they don't cleanup the horrid amount of dog waste because it does not exist.

So you you don't like dogs, we get that. Do you like yourself or anyone?

I use the Park for exercise on a regular basis.

1. I see two middle aged women running together, no dog.
2. Young woman running, no dog.
3. Middle aged man running, no dog.
4. Middle aged woman walking, no dog.
5. Middle aged man walking, no dog.
6. Three middle aged men walking, three dogs.

You need to get out more.

On Vegetation Cleared from Douglas Preserve

Posted on December 9 at 5:54 p.m.

@billclausen,

I think you are the only on that noted that a man lost his for the crime of not paying his tax to the Crown.

Really a Man lost his Life for not paying TAXES, time to end "sin taxes" and jack booted Social Engineering.

The Sheriff of Nottingham would be pleased with the corruption.

On Vigil and March for Eric Garner

Posted on December 9 at 5:36 p.m.

This is funny non-native Santa Barbarians removing non-native flora, which is the worst of the invasive species?

On Vegetation Cleared from Douglas Preserve

Posted on November 19 at 9:25 a.m.

In December of 1968 and Jan/Feb of 1969, we were hit head-on with the pinapple connection. In those days Rose Valley Road was dirt and not paved. It turned to mush and goo when it rained or snowed.

The U.S. Navy Construction Battalion out of Port Hueneme had a base in the valley, they kept the road open as part of their heavy equipment training.

A group had crossed the Sespe at Lions and gone further back. A storm hit and the VCSO contacted the Seabees, they took a International Harvester TD-20B across the Sespe for a rescue. By the time the came back, the Sespe at Lions was roaring and had enough power to float the TD-20B, which weighs around 15.5 tons and send it into the downstream current. Six boys, three men and a Sheriff Deputy lost their lives.

The Sespe commands respect.

http://www.outsideonline.com/adventur...

I can't remember how many times I was glad to have gotten across the Sespe at Lions and in the CCC cabin, that sat to the left of the old Piedra Blanca Ranger Station, listening to the rain by the old potbelly stove, in those days Rangers were naturalists and did not wear guns.

One year we got snowed in and had to walk out to Highway 33, just left the vehicles behind until the weather cleared, two weeks latter.

On Piedra Blanca Trail to Twin Forks Camp

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