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Re: “I moved here, but do I stay?

Youre free to leave anytime! So many of you moved here because you liked it, it was different and/or better than where you were. But now you decide youd rather have it more like where you were. Sorry, it doesnt work that way, go back!

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Posted by Sandra Freeman on 10/15/2019 at 9:26 PM

Re: “I moved here, but do I stay?

Nope. Decision makers do represent the people. Theyre propped up by us voters who care more for the dunes, want the plant closed, care about gas safety, and welcome cannabis. None of these things are an actual economic threat. Maybe its just your rhetoric and agenda thats out of sync.

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Posted by Michael Wickler on 10/15/2019 at 5:11 PM

Re: “I moved here, but do I stay?

Um it's always been like that in SLO county. You'd know that if your were FROM here. If it bothers you so much, leave. You transplants are driving up the prices anyway.

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Posted by Camilla Korrin Titsworth on 10/15/2019 at 4:16 PM

Re: “I moved here, but do I stay?

What youre missing is that most of us dont want you here. You moved here only 15 years ago, but now you dont like it. Boo hoo. Goodbye!!

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Posted by Mark805 on 10/14/2019 at 3:17 PM

Re: “State Parks isn't cooperating

For background information on this subject please see our documentary series What We Need to Know about Oceano Beach and Dunes at

Posted by Nell Langford on 10/11/2019 at 1:53 PM

Re: “I moved here, but do I stay?

Yes to all of that, if they're not leftist RINOS.


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Posted by Mike Gomez on 10/11/2019 at 5:04 AM

Re: “Feds push oil

People who are against oil drilling should make an effort to cut back their usage, and advocate for housing policies that don't require people to make long commutes to work.

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Posted by ra237 on 10/10/2019 at 6:13 AM

Re: “Join the Medicare for All movement

I realize that calling it "Medicare" makes political sense by making it seem like just a minor extension of a successful, existing program. But, how can you call something "Medicare" if you have never paid into it? The current beneficiaries of Medicare have spent a lifetime paying into it, while under the new program beneficiaries will be entitled to it immediately, and many of the new proposed beneficiaries will pay nothing at all, and will be subsidized by the paying beneficiaries. Calling it "Medicare" is just a "bait and switch" trap.

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Posted by John Donegan on 10/09/2019 at 3:02 PM

Re: “Join the Medicare for All movement

You're clueless and full of fake news Susan QUINONES.


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Posted by Mike Gomez on 10/07/2019 at 12:53 PM

Re: “Join the Medicare for All movement

No! Not now, not ever!

The current safety net structure of Medicare shall suffice. It should also be yanked from any ILLEGAL INVADER and their spawn to better help my fellow Americans.

Be productive, keep your body as healthy as possible (read: stop eating like pigs) and pay for your own GD health care like the rest of productive members of a free society. I am not your keeper!

Finally, I call BS about 70% of the nation wanting MFA. Thats just not true in my well connected space that deals with people from coast to coast, even here in CA.


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Posted by Mike Gomez on 10/06/2019 at 6:21 AM

Re: “#DefundHate: Why we must act

Please excuse me, I didn't intend for that to sound like I'm trying to take away from the issue you're talking about. Though I believe it's related. It's clear that dark and greedy people are running the country right now. And they don't care that they are making anyone else suffer.

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Posted by JK on 10/04/2019 at 1:04 PM

Re: “#DefundHate: Why we must act

"No one should profit from the pain and suffering of others."

I agree.
And so I question why we ever have to pay for health care or why that system is ever able to receive money from people suffering? Why is/was anyone ever allowed to do this at all? Why was it ever accepted? Why am I/we being forced to suffer when we clearly have the intelligence to keep every single human on the planet from suffering? We have resources and knowledge, yet people get to profit from our suffering and pain. It's so sickening and it's a reflection that greed is more accepted than relieving our suffering. What kind of world are we in and why is this acceptable?

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Posted by Jen Kimble on 10/03/2019 at 8:19 PM

Re: “The biggest reason to impeach

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I agree with Judith assessment of Mr Trump's accomplishments on climate change. Let's not forget some of his other achievements when its time to make adult choices in 2020 (If he is still able to run):
.Greatest national debt ever
.Greatest number of security clearances given to national security risks.
.Most lies told by any president.
.Most advisers and cabinet members arrested
.Most research done by watching TV news commentary.
.Most nepotism ever.
.First president to give away state secrets to Russian Ambassador.
.Most unqualified President ever
.Only president to make staff sign non disclosures.
.Greatest number of porn star payoffs.
.Greatest number of lawsuits by any President.
.Most television watching by any President.
.Most narcissistic President ever
.Most golf vacations ever.
.Most foreign government influence on our elections.

Did I mention the emoluments? well folks there's plenty more accomplishments the we are just discovering..........all in under three years.

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Posted by Bob Rodger on 10/03/2019 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Climate Strike! Paso Robles

I read an article on 101 ways to help reduce climate change.

Things like Turn off the Lights when you leave the room. Something our parents taught us in the 1940s. Today's light bulbs use so much less electricity, I wonder if it matter any longer.

Unplug appliances when not in use. Do they really drain power when off but still plugged into the socket? I really do wonder. Many have batteries to power the little lights still on when you are not using them.

A very long list of things many of us do already along with things that some of us will never need to consider.

The truth is most of the earth is way behind our standard of living and will impact the earth as they enter the modern world. Helping them to have safe, clean water and economies that sustain more lives in some level of comfort is far more important than turning off the lights when we leave the room.

Fortunately for those of us living in comfort, new technology will let those billions of individuals in the developing world achieve comfort at a much reduced cost to the environment than our past industrialization did.

Our job is to encourage and support those new technologies to the best of our ability.

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Posted by Gail Katherine Lightfoot on 09/30/2019 at 9:42 AM

Re: “Homelessness is an epidemic

There are solutions.
We do have a mobile shower unit. We saw it at the Arroyo Grande Harvest Parade on Saturday, Sept 28, 2019
Cities and the County can permit more mini homes and reconsider zoning and codes.
Shelters need not cot millions of taxpayer dollars. Rules and Regulations for temporary cold weather shelters can be less of a burden so more homeless are sheltered during storms, etc.
We can all do more in small ways to help direct the homeless to what services are available and not turn our noses up when we see them on our streets.
Be kind.

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Posted by Gail Katherine Lightfoot on 09/30/2019 at 9:29 AM

Re: “Speaking of Earth in crisis

Read this article, please.…

There is more to fear than the globes temperature. Fear the response to the fear. That will endanger and cost us all much more.

Posted by Gail Katherine Lightfoot on 09/30/2019 at 9:20 AM

Re: “A difference of opinion

Yes Ms. Baker, we do have a Difference of Opinion. You say that Ms. Beraud is not beholding to any financial or ideological groups but her largest campaign donations came from the Marijuana industry. She criticizes the north county groundwater management while having only attended a couple water meetings and then only associated with those individuals that have been working so hard to take the water rights away from the north county residents. I dont see that as being concerned for the welfare of the residents. Her political experience has been riddled with Adam Hill type behavior. Do we really need another Adam Hill on the County Board of Supervisors? She pushed for the creek setback ordinance that would have strip property rights for Atascadero landowners. She did her best to prevent the construction of the Veterans Memorial and complained about feeling intimidated by seeing people in uniform around her. Those are the very people that gave her the freedom that she has. Like most Progressives, Ellen is very good at claiming to posses the very qualities that her opponent actually demonstrates on a daily basis and then accuses her opponent of activities that she has participated in herself. You may trust Ms. Beraud but I DO NOT.

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Posted by Allen Duckworth on 09/28/2019 at 1:35 PM

Re: “A difference of opinion

With all due respect, Mr. Mullen, it appears abundantly clear that Ms. Baker has considered the science, and also understands how many of the youth in our world, have a more intelligent understanding of the crisis that faces this planet-- not as you ignorantly state, "the emotional hype about the imminent end of the world."

I absolutely oppose your position in disagreeing with climatologists/scientists, who have provided well-documented, scientific data, declaring the need for immediate action to be taken to halt the effects of global warming.

Thank goodness, the majority of reasonably thinking individuals, do not agree with your comments.

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Posted by Tina Dickason on 09/27/2019 at 8:43 PM

Re: “A difference of opinion

Dear Ms. Baker:

You are so right about public officials having the ability to impact all our lives. And that is why you need to slow down and not get any more emotionally involved in climate change. I believe you and Ms. Beraud and many in the current Progressive movement have been deluded with all the false narrative about the alleged climate catastrophe. Just two days ago, 16 yr. old Greta Thunberg from Sweden addressed the United States House of Representatives imploring them to act now. But, within a day, a letter from a group of 500 climatologists was presented to the United Nations in hopes that intelligent reason would return and displace the emotion-filled rhetoric consuming so many especially young minds today. Please read the following article from: Principia Scientific International, legally registered in the UK, incorporated for charitable purposes. It is a Community Interest Company overseen and regulated by Companies House.

500 Scientists to UN: There is NO Climate Emergency

Published on September 24, 2019 Written by Thomas D. Willams, PhD

More than 500 scientists and professionals in climate and related fields have sent a European Climate Declaration to the Secretary-General of the United Nations asking for a long-overdue, high-level, open debate on climate change. Just as 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg addressed the U.N. Climate Action Summit in New York accusing world leaders of robbing her of her future, scientists were begging the United Nations to keep hysteria from obscuring facts.

Climate science should be less political, while climate policies should be more scientific, the declaration states.

Scientists should openly address the uncertainties and exaggerations in their predictions of global warming, while politicians should dispassionately count the real benefits as well as the imagined costs of adaptation to global warming, and the real costs as well as the imagined benefits of mitigation.

The scientists underscored the importance of not rushing into enormously expensive climate action before fully ascertaining the facts. There is no statistical evidence that global warming is intensifying hurricanes, floods, droughts and suchlike natural disasters, or making them more frequent, they declared. However, CO2-mitigation measures are as damaging as they are costly. For instance, wind turbines kill birds and bats, and palm-oil plantations destroy the biodiversity of the rain forests.

The signatories of the declaration also insist that public policy must respect scientific and economic realities and not just reflect the most fashionable frenzy of the day.

There is no climate emergency. Therefore, there is no cause for panic and alarm, they note. We strongly oppose the harmful and unrealistic net-zero CO2 policy proposed for 2050.

If better approaches emerge, and they certainly will, we have ample time to reflect and adapt. The aim of international policy should be to provide reliable and affordable energy at all times, and throughout the world, they state. In particular, the scientists criticize the general-circulation models of climate on which international policy is currently founded as unfit for their purpose.

Therefore, it is cruel as well as imprudent to advocate the squandering of trillions on the basis of results from such immature models, they propose. Current climate policies pointlessly, grievously undermine the economic system, putting lives at risk in countries denied access to affordable, continuous electrical power.

We urge you to follow a climate policy based on sound science, realistic economics and genuine concern for those harmed by costly but unnecessary attempts at mitigation, they declare.
To sum up, Ms. Baker, I respectfully ask you to consider the science, and remember our youth are very susceptible to the emotional hype about the imminent end of the world. I, for one, do not want to see my grandchildren over the next ten years making plans to give up eating to try and save a friend or a pet or another family member "in her or his last days before the world

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Posted by Mike Mullen on 09/27/2019 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Propagandists and the selective omission of contradictory fact

Istar- do you really think we have not considered issue of nuclear waste disposal? This is often one of the first questions we get asked, and for me personally, it was one of the last aspects of nuclear energy that I got comfortable with. Heres how I think about it now, after years of deliberation.
Used fuel is completely contained and very small for the amount of energy it provided. Most other waste streams are not contained. Think about coal and natural gas, and even biofuels - they burn fuel and the waste goes into the air for us all the breathe.
We know how to manage used fuel. And it has never hurt anyone or anything.
Compare it to other trash. We have massive landfills, right? Well, has anyone ever asked, Hey, when are we going to go clean up that landfill? Or are we going to just let the waste sit there for generations to come?

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Posted by Heather Matteson on 09/27/2019 at 3:32 AM

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