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Posted on June 23 at 1:49 p.m.
That "less than stellar" golf course is a reasonably priced, decently maintained facility that provides recreation to hundreds of people each day. I'm not sure how many people would take advantage of the "free recreational opportunities" offered by converting it to a buffer, but the purpose for the 8,000,000 is neither to provide recreation nor to kill a popular golf course. As I understand it, it is to preserve the local environment. Are you maintaining that environmental consciousness and golfing are incompatible? Go to the Audubon/USGA website on environmental golf courses and take a look.
On In My Back Yard
Posted on May 23 at 11:17 a.m.
Existing immigration laws are not enforced for the same reason that anti-trust, corporate taxes and environmental regulations are not enforced. Corporate America increases profit with lower overhead.
On Area Could Be Charming
Posted on May 23 at 10:41 a.m.
So they're going to devote a whole 3 minutes to discussing these cuts? Wow. These cuts mean devastating the lives of thousands of people. Glad to know they take it so seriously...
On County Deep-Sixes Funding for 75 Nonprofit Programs
Posted on May 19 at 3:15 p.m.
@LC: It was sarcasm .... I'm on your side.
On Homeless Crime Wave: Perception or Reality?
Posted on May 19 at 2:30 p.m.
No need to get defensive, don't assume I was calling you an idiot just because your comment seemed simplistic.
So what is your solution for those who are not "fixable"? And how does one identify the difference? Are you saying that there is a group of "these people" who deserve help and and another portion who does not?
On Only Just Begun
Posted on May 19 at 10:40 a.m.
I've met a guy who has traumatic brain injury, and yeah he's homeless. But before we let "natural consequences take their natural course" (let him die like a dog hit by a car?) we should consider that he got this injury fighting for our country, and that he has absolutely no choice or control over his condition. I'm sure that there are plenty of self-righteous people out there who think just because they are fortunate that everyone else has the choice to be fortunate, too. Sadly this is not the case, and he who cannot put himself in another person's shoes should confine his moralizing to his own behavior.
Posted on May 19 at 10:14 a.m.
I agree with contactjohn. Lets establish a big rehabilitation center in desert. We can pass a law against homelessness, and make the punishment a long term in rehab. We could give these people decent food, a place to live, free medical and psychiatric care, and counseling for drug problems and life skills. I figure that will take about 10-15 million dollars to establish and probably in the neighborhood of 5 million a year to run. Perhaps we should raise taxes for this purpose, it certainly seems like a compassionate and reasonable idea, and we solve the problem of needing more police officers, too!
Posted on May 19 at 8:56 a.m.
I hope that the property will still be available to folks who want to walk on the visit. I've been playing golf at Ocean Meadows for close to 20 years, and would miss the opportunity to spend time there.
On Fore! Back to the Future
Posted on May 19 at 8:38 a.m.
Gallegly comes to the simplistic conclusion that if we shipped all the Mexicans back to Mexico that all of a sudden our 26 million unemployed would "get back to work".....He doesn't bother to explain the mechanism that would make that happen. How, for instance would all the unemployed electronics workers who's jobs have been outsourced to China and India find employment just because we deport a couple of million construction workers and busboys? Continued Federal tax benefits that reward corporations for shipping our jobs overseas are a primary cause for unemployment. Trying to figure out a way to deport 7 million productive workers will cure neither unemployment nor xenophobia.
On Open Letter to the President