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Re: “Thank you, from GALA

Homosexuality is a phenomenon which has probably always existed and which has often polarized society into two camps. This is normal. After all, the issue of homosexuality deals not only with sex as such, but also with societal norms, reproduction, children and family issues. We live in a weird time when only one of these two views gets objectively and calmly discussed, while the other point of view is immediately censored, denounced and condemned as some kind of phobia. Can you imagine that somebody might be critical of homosexuality as such (or of homosexual behavior/practices) without suffering from any kind of phobias or without hating anybody?

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Posted by Kate Steinle on 07/15/2019 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Ignore bogus reports

Oceano is poor because the weather sucks and no ocean view. The weather is Pismo is much nicer, and they have houses up on hills, therefore people are willing to pay more money to be there, therefore higher property taxes, more sales taxes, et cetera.

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Posted by Ian Tanner on 07/12/2019 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Keep dreaming

Why would anyone get compensation for a pre-purchase existing condition? Were they tricked? Were they unaware of the giant sand dunes? Why do they feel entitled to change the situation now? Why would state parks pay for improvements to a neighborhood, that doesn't contribute to fund those improvements? Why would you make permanent changes to the ODSVRA without at least testing them first? Why would you weight the interests of a few thousand residents higher than a few million visitors?

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Posted by Ian Tanner on 07/12/2019 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Join the protest


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Posted by Gina Whitaker on 07/12/2019 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Ignore bogus reports

Thanks for the information, Bonita. I just checked your numbers and they are correct.

Seems like State Parks' Floated to the Top Ranger Ronnie Glick is jerking the facts. Again.

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Posted by Jenna Lovejoy on 07/11/2019 at 4:48 PM

Re: “Join the protest

Resistance actions against Trumps (Putin) "concentration camps continue. New York City, San Francisco, and other liberal metropolitan areas have almost completely emptied out as liberals flock to the southern border to liberate the surviving prisoners. Conditions in the camps are now beyond inhuman. According to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,migrants are being forced to drink out of toilets, and otherwisesubjected to systematic cruelty,(so you can understand why liberals are physically putting their bodies on the line to bring an end to this horrifying sadism, and not just sitting around on the Internet shrieking about concentration camps as they travel to their summer holiday rentals in San Luis Obispo, or Cambria, or wherever). These Putin-Trump-Nazi concentration camps are nothing at all like the detention facilities the Obama administration operated,even though they look exactly the same. Sure, thousands of migrant children were separated from their parents, in cages, and there weretens of thousands of incidents of rape, sexual abuse, beatings, and so on, but otherwise these Obama detention facilities were more like great big 2-star hotels, or like student dorms at a state university, so there was no need for liberals to get all worked up and start comparing them to places like Dachau and Buchenwald. Plus, heresa picture of dead people! Look at this picture! These people are dead! So just shut up about Obama already! Enough with history, and critical thinking, and the practical aspects of immigration policy! Its time to abolish all national borders, issue everyone a U.S. passport, and transcend the whole concept of national sovereignty or at least to provide the capitalist ruling classes with an endless supply of cheap, undocumented, extremely compliant unskilled labor. Those Avila Beach lawns arent going to mow themselves!

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Posted by Kate Steinle on 07/11/2019 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Ignore bogus reports

There has never been an independent, unbiased dust study. Ignore FAKE APCD "science"!

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Posted by Kevin on 07/11/2019 at 10:09 AM

Re: “A little help from Big Oil

While we are at it...

Thank you, SLO county progressive transplants, for making your agenda so clear and unreasonable that a majority of the population said "No thank you". Well played.

Doug: There is no local water pollution and SLO County uses more oil than it produces, therefore, the production IS needed. I'd love to see some cited evidence that proves otherwise.

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Posted by Voice Of Reason on 07/08/2019 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Take a puff and plant the stuff

Billion dollar industry... I'm sure it will be a billion dollar industry like table grapes, which takes about the same amount of labor and resources to produce. And like table grapes, big profits for a few and crap jobs for the rest. But hey, $7.95 per pound and available everywhere amirite bro.

"that people might have wild ideas under the influence of pot and start thinking for themselves"
That's one of my favorite boomer tropes. Look where it's gotten us. I think the reality on that one is quite the opposite. Weed puts you to sleep, sometimes literally, where your brain activity reaches it's most suggestible state. Pot smokers are not free thinkers. And the idea that weed is somehow spiritually enlightening is even more ridiculous. Smoking weed has nothing to do with spirituality. All you want is a cope to deal with societies lack of spiritually. Real spirituality involves UNPLEASANT activities - fasting, self denial, and study; not getting stoned and claiming to be enlightened.

Weed is no panacea.

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Posted by matarbongo2 on 07/05/2019 at 11:35 PM

Re: “Put safety first in Oceano

What can we do to help you GET A CLUE.
There are no beaches suffering without ohv use because they have built an economy (without ohv) over the better part of a century, or more. That said, an area like 5 Cities is getting a majority of retail revenue from vacationers looking for a different beach experience. Even you must understand that once you remove this much revenue (from a century old revenue stream) it will take another 25+ years for the area to recover. But your not living here anyway right...

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Posted by Myrna Felix on 07/04/2019 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Put safety first in Oceano

Oceano and Pismo are awful beach communities. The majority of beach goers that attend costal vacations go to Clean beach communities. Not Pismo, but obviously with some exception. If the OHV site in oceano closes. A very high percentage of beach goers will no longer travel there. And start going to other places that allow their hobby. Or places on the coast with things to do other than dune riding such as aquariums, boardwalks excellent restaurants, volley ball equipment etc. these are just a few examples... Pismo has great clam chowder and butterflies thats it. if the CCC is successful In the OHV closure. They will successfully destroy these beloved communities.

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Posted by Josh on 07/04/2019 at 12:56 PM

Re: “A little help from Big Oil

Well said Mr. Hamma. Cheers to a celebration of health risk from local water pollution, expansion of drilling for unneeded local oil (some of the dirtiest to extract on the planet), and more and more CO2 generated from burning gas for steam injection - thank you Sentinel Peak Resources, your Texas investors, and the Big Oil for helping make America great again!.

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Posted by Doug Timewell on 07/04/2019 at 7:46 AM

Re: “Impeachment of Trump is a no-brainer




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Posted by Mike Gomez on 06/30/2019 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Raising recycling rate isn't fair

Green capitalism is an oxymoron

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Posted by matarbongo2 on 06/30/2019 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Recycling Made Easy

... and I'm guessing here but you don't use hair dye or deodorant either because they are dangerous.
/ facetiousness

You can try going back to finding newspaper details as saved on micro fiche at your local library after you ride there on your specific Wizard of Oz character bicycle (because a car is an environmental liability AND dangerous).

Dee, dee, dee, da,

Good luck with that!

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Posted by Mike Gomez on 06/29/2019 at 6:14 AM

Re: “Keep beautiful Oso Flaco Lake pristine

Places like this are priceless and irreplaceable. Were losing far too many of them, at our own peril. Every undeveloped bit of coastal la d should be protected in perpetuity.

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Posted by kayaker paddler on 06/28/2019 at 8:47 PM

Re: “What about the common welfare?

Common welfare is an oxymoron...

Posted by Charles Bird on 06/27/2019 at 10:51 PM

Re: “Recycling Made Easy

Nice for some but what about those who don't Click on Links?

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Posted by Gail Katherine Lightfoot on 06/27/2019 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Raising recycling rate isn't fair

I recall reading that the state requires sorting non recycle bin trash as well. Where is the automated system that is the only practical way to sort trsh. Where are the companies ready to reuse recyclable material? A failing industry business and homeowners supprt with the fees for service - i.e. trash company bills.

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Posted by Gail Katherine Lightfoot on 06/27/2019 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Cannabis is the devil

Please understand ... Mr. Wortner, and the rest of Creston for that matter, isn't trying to stop you from smoking Cannabis - please go right ahead and smoke all you want.... seriously !

To be perfectly clear - is all about "LOCATION" ... i.e., choosing a sensible and considerate place to cultivate and process Cannabis ... a location that will not have a adverse impact on the quality of life for those living nearby.

Again, Creston is not trying stop you and others from consuming all the marijuana you want - we are only trying to preserve the current quality of life in our small community.

Because ... if you think for a second that the cultivation and processing of Cannabis does not have an adverse impact on its surrounding neighbors - you are absolutely dead wrong ... don't believe me ... just "google" news articles on Cannabis related odor, crime, adverse impact on property values, adverse impact of other crops, e.g., grapes, etc.

Specifically, you might want to start with the NETFLIX series entitled "Murder Mountain" ... an eye-opening series on Marijuana Cultivation in Humboldt County ... then google - Cannabis Cultivation odor issues in Humboldt and Santa Barbara Counties ... then google - Cannabis cultivation related armed criminal invasions in Oregon ... then you might begin to understand ...

A picture is trying to be painted that Creston is "being selfish" because we do not want live next door to a Cannabis grow operation ... when in actuality, maybe the opposite could be argued ... i.e., it is the consumers of Marijuana who apparently being selfish and do not care what the impact is on the surrounding community as long as they get their Marijuana ???

We did not buy a house near an airport ... then complain about the plane noise ... when we bought our homes in Creston - there were NO Cannabis grow operations next door ... and we would like to keep it that way ...

All we are asking is that the County choose sensible locations for the cultivation of Cannabis - far away from neighbors whose quality of life will be adversely impacted ... no matter where that is ... Creston, Templeton, or anywhere in SLO County ... pick a location where no one else will be harmed ...

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Posted by Thomas Edel on 06/27/2019 at 2:12 PM

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