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Posted on November 30 at 1:24 p.m.

$100K plus salary for being a custodian? Please explain.

If you make about $100K, you could own a house in SB as long as you bought before 1998 or so.

Nowadays, it costs much more. Rents and mortgages are roughly equal. It may even be cheaper to pay the mortgage, taxes, etc. But you need about $100K for a down payment.

So, no student loan payments, no black marks on the credit report, a job that pays over $150K/yr, and family willing to help with the down payment, and yes you can own and live in SB.

On Survival Math

Posted on November 30 at 1:15 p.m.

I'd like to know how a laser sensor can be vehicle selective enough to do what the officer claimed. Unless this was the only car on the road, the officer could not know which vehicle it measured.

That aside, the odometer measures distance traveled, not speed. Your speedometer measures speed. And if you are driving a 34 year-old vehicle you should probably stay at 72 mph, or below.

I don't believe the CHP will give you a ticket for going 73, but you start to get their attention above 75, for sure.

On Goleta Speed Trap!

Posted on November 8 at 5:59 p.m.

Well, let's not forget that Measure P failed and that the Independent came out against it.

Nick, the self-flagellation is too little too late. You made an unforgivable error and have tainted your paper for good.

I'll always wonder who threatened you, or paid you off, or just stroked your dumb gland hard enough to get that anti-P endorsement.

On Sleep with Dogs, Wake with Fishes

Posted on October 25 at 10:06 p.m.

"nativegeo" started posting in August of this year and has posted 419 times.

He won't stick around after the vote.

On A Word from a Firefighter

Posted on October 25 at 10:09 a.m.

What a disappointment it was to read this drivel and to learn that the Indy opposes Measure P. I've been reading your articles for about 10 years, and I can't remember seeing you take such a wrong position before.

I've read Measure P in its entirety, and I cannot see how it is not good governance. I suggest you do the same.

I'd also suggest that the real reason you are gnashing your teeth is that you have taken a wrong position, and are too proud to admit the mistake. No amount of excuse writing will make it right.

On Have You Kicked Your Inner Poodle Today?

Posted on October 13 at 9:37 p.m.

Natgeo, I have only told the truth. Why don't you get a real job? Don't get lost, just start validating your existence. Do something worthwhile.

You mentioned two posts up that the water contaminated by fracking fluid was "recycled" because it was pumped back into the aquifers from which it came?

Those aquifers are now poisonous. Permanently unusable for drinking or irrigation. How many acre-feet do you think the frackers destroyed?

You had better pray there is no Karma.

On Why I Support Measure P

Posted on October 13 at 8:43 p.m.

Nativegeo started posting in August of this year and has posted 303 times in the Indy alone. He has at least that many posts on Noozhawk. He is a bought and paid for blogger troll. Ditto for the various "molly" identities and a few others. They are paid by the oil industry.

Tabatha has been posting here for much longer. She is real. they are not.

Measure P only serves to ban the use of extraction techniques now known to threaten groundwater quality. None of the banned techniques have been applied in SB Co thus far, according to oil industry trolls like nativegeo. According to nativegeo, these techniques cannot be used here due to geological impracticality.

Ergo, no current business or future business is threatened by Measure P, and Measure P only serves to make sure nobody does the wrong thing and accidentally contaminates our groundwater aquifers.

Vote YES on Measure P. Protect your water.

On Why I Support Measure P

Posted on December 22 at 9:42 a.m.

"It is of interest, as to the proponents of the Affordable Health Care Act, respecting the act’s exclaimed benefits, apparently they have read the act’s 2,200 pages and 25,000-plus pages of regulations."

For crying out loud! I coulda/shoulda stopped reading right there.

On Repeal the Act

Posted on December 7 at 10:19 p.m.

I think the newer molten salt and thorium nuclear reactor designs hold none of the risks of the older ones, burn up spent fuel of the older reactors, produce far less weapons-grade material (one of the reasons they were NOT adopted originally), and emit no greenhouse gas. They are truly fail safe.

But people will cling to their fears and hopes, and these will be supported by the oil and natural gas industries.

All it takes is a little research on our parts. Stop eating the baloney and drinking the Koolaide.

On Diablo Canyon: Mad Dogs and Crazy Chickens

Posted on December 7 at 10:05 p.m.

Vandenburg should be used for space launches and to house molten salt thorium reactors for area power generation.

Leave old Apel to protest. He's actually correct to do so, but the blood...yuck.

On Throw Another Yule Dog on the Fire

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