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Linda Sills April 17, 2014 at 03:25 pm
Are you kidding me? Do you even know what a greenhouse gas emission is? It is water vapor. EnergyRead More independent? Green is NOT the answer. Do any of you people know what Agenda 21 is? From this article it would appear not. I suggest you do some real deep research, to find out what the end game is. This stuff going on in Nevada, with rancher Bundy, is exactly what I am talking about. This is all about the total Elimination, of private property, and private ownership of automobiles. If that is who you are, I want NO part of it. As soon as I can, I am the hell out of this Commie state of California. What is going on in our country today, and especially in CA, is Fascism. Anyone who does not recognize that, is either hugely naive, or loves the ideas of Karl Marx.
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Dr. Barry Reder April 9, 2014 at 12:32 pm
I cannot get over the irony- the most rabid anti gun nut job in the state Senate, Leland Yee, getsRead More busted for selling guns illegally. This is just too poetic. Should he fall on his sword.... or his bullet button?
David Terrell April 9, 2014 at 12:54 pm
Amazing. The cartoon encourages us to make fun of ourselves. Yet, the only responses are cynicalRead More anti-everything conspiracy theories (except that bit about land developers buying the Oceanside City Council, which, no matter how cynical it sounds is actually true). Let's lighten up a bit.
Donald Snyder April 9, 2014 at 07:59 pm
Political cartoonist are able to get away with the things they do because it is labeled a 'cartoon'.Read More But the simple face is they are try to poke fun and wake up the masses as to what is happening under their collective noses. To 'lighten up' and not care about what is going on is suicide. We need to get in people who understand what is going on and want to work hard to change it. Yes, we have the best politicians that money can buy. So what does that say for the rest of the world?
Ron Nehring. Courtesy photo.
Frank H. Robles April 2, 2014 at 10:36 am
" Like Ronald Reagan " ..... Wasn't he accused for gun running in the Iran-ContraRead More Affair...??? Left Oliver North to take the Blame...!!!
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Frank H. Robles March 25, 2014 at 10:25 am
No problem for legalizing Pot, but one should be able to pass a test for employment .
Ned March 26, 2014 at 05:14 am
Testing body fluids and hair of people is an invasion of privacy. Especially for cannabis where theRead More test itself is a broad ranging metabolite test and can indicate usage of days ago not under the influence. But hey...it's a big money maker for drug testing labs.
Jay Berman March 27, 2014 at 09:21 am
Ron - 57 healthy single ... I'll pay for my annual exams and lab work cash ... I'm sure somethingRead More will change - all I want is catastrophic coverage ... accident / disease .. I don't want and will not pay for all the mandated coverage and I'm not alone .. government can't demand an American buy a product they do not want or need ... the taxpayer is already into this mess a trillion bucks .. it can't work, it is impossible now the price of policies will go up more because there were not enough young healthy people enrolled / paid by 3/31 and the death spiral begins ... all this was is a step toward single payer and Americans won't accept that either ...
Jay Berman March 27, 2014 at 09:26 am
Katy - you are exactly right, we should be able to buy the coverage we want, what works for us.Read More This country is not a one size fits all ... what's right for you may not be right for me ... the people have never wanted it. Sure, we had some problems in the insurance system, mainly from a patchwork of state mandates. Whats needed is TORT reform and eliminating state boundaries when purchasing insurance and a health savings account that is tax free that you or your employer may contribute to, that pays for anything medical including insurance, dental, prescriptions ... simple, market based just like car insurance ..
Mark Shotton March 27, 2014 at 09:41 am
I had to find a ENT and all of dropped off, so I have to drive to downtown SD or Escondido.Read More Apparently it is not a good deal for the doctors either. I am sure the insurance companies will be making all the extra money!
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Lynn Marr March 1, 2014 at 02:32 pm
I think this is a wonderful program. But ALL non-profits should have to compete for Community grantRead More subsidies from the City. The newly rebranded "Mainstreet Associations," should not receive automatic city subsidies. The Community Grant system is excellent, because all grants are thoroughly vetted through an excellent committee. The City should not subsidize certain business associations without their having to compete, and having to be evaluated according to the Community Grant standards. For instance, the City should not automatically be paying Lecuadia 101 Mainstreet Association $30,000 per year. L101MA sponsors many money making events, for which it receives money. It also charges membership fees. These associations are ersatz chambers of commerce. The can and should be self supporting. We also feel that a greater percentage of the money from vendors selling at Paul Ecke Central School for the Sunday Farmers' Markets should go to the schoolchildren, through the Parent Teacher Association. Part of the problem has been that L101MA and the other business groups that have been city sponsors/subsidiaries have lobbied and campaigned against the grassroots initiative, Prop A, which voters passed on June 18, 2013. Supposedly, Political Action Groups used their logos without their permission, but there have been no repercussions, to date, for that happening. Plus ads were placed by E101 aka DEMA, showing a giant foot stomping out the Boathouses, for instance. Campaigning for initiatives is allowed by non-profits, but lobbying activities, including campaigning, must be reported on Federal Tax returns, which are publicly disclosable.
A judge issued a tentative ruling in favor of the San Diego County Water Authority, declaring that the Metropolitan Water District's water rates violate state law. Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo.
sheeple herder February 26, 2014 at 09:28 am
What??? You mean to tells we are being ripped off? I thought the government always had our bestRead More interests in mind...
Ed Sorrels February 26, 2014 at 11:49 am
Jay is right, We can no longer pump water offshore, Toilet to tap is inevitable if we want toRead More continue to live here in the desert. And with the Sierra club shut down now would be a good time to apply for more permits to build De-Sal plants.
Jay Berman February 27, 2014 at 10:06 am
Ed, I don't think it was Sierra Club .. it was Coastkeeper and Surfrider that doubled the cost ofRead More the desal .. the mitigation for dumping salt water into salt water ... we need major loser pays legislation to stop these illegitimate suits .. I also think it is totally inefficient to have so many water districts in the county, Encinitas has 2 districts within its borders, maybe 3 (Leucadia ?) They all have resources and duplicate each other ... We should have a single county authority with representatives from each community. The savings would be incredible.
San Diego County officials will hand out more than 1,900 child car seats for free this year. Patch file photo.
Jake Mahamood February 25, 2014 at 09:25 am
First off, its not "the state" that is giving the grant, its the tax payers, second, I 'llRead More bet everyone showing to collect the seats, has an iphone.
Jay Berman February 26, 2014 at 09:01 am
I hope they check for a valid drivers license with a matching auto registration before giving awayRead More these way overpriced seats .... my guess is a lot of the people getting these seats are unlicensed illegal aliens ...
usmcboi February 27, 2014 at 09:34 am
good so when they fail to protect they will get sued out the yang.
Two storms, one weaker, one stronger, are on their way. Patch file photo.
Jay Berman February 24, 2014 at 08:32 am
Nahhhh propaganda .... what's rain ?
Wake Robin February 24, 2014 at 10:08 am
It's a March Miracle getting a big jump! Ya gotta Believe!!!!! The Coronado Flwer Show will beRead More overwhelmed with giant blooms!
jimellis1103 February 24, 2014 at 01:55 pm
Yes.