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Re: “The 'dunes of death'?

this just in! Heidi Harmon burned her own gay pride flag and made it look like a hate crime so she could get attention. A neighbor of hers reported that they saw her douse it in lighter fluid and torch it herself. Just one of the many fake hate crimes that have taken place these past few years.

Posted by Concerned local on 06/14/2019 at 12:49 PM

Re: “The 'dunes of death'?

I could write at length on this topic as I'm well studied in the matter. However, I'm short on time and I'll just sum it up by saying liberals/libertarians are idiots and thank God liberalism is collapsing under it's own contradictions.

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Posted by matarbongo2 on 06/14/2019 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Right to choose

My daughter's situation is exactly the same as for Michelle Graham.
We do appreciate the New Times printing this, apparently you are not owned by Pharma like the major media including KEYT is.

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Posted by Timothy Brummer on 06/06/2019 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Right to choose

I agree this new law would get in between a doctor and patient and that parents MUST have the final say over their children and what medical treatments they receive .......but no, killing your child is not a right, privacy or no privacy. The two issues are only comparable if one dehumanizes the pre-born human being down to an object. No one has the right to end the life of another human being, that is not a choice. Intentionally killing a pre-born child for any reason is simply murder.

Roe v Wade is one of the worst cases in world history and, God willing, will be ignored and thrown away very soon. I dont think it is a good idea to build a case for freedom of choice and parental rights on such a poor court opinion. Vaccines are a medical procedure that carry significant risks, including aborted fetal DNA in the vaccines that can cause developmental issues. The government has no right to choose for another person. Just like mothers dont have the right to choose if their child gets to live. The right to life belongs to the pre-born human and the right to vaccinate or not rests with the parents until the child is able to choose for themselves.

I appreciate the author standing against the injustice of forced medical treatments, there she is standing against the tyrant. I just cannot agree with then supporting such a violent act that totally robs a human being of all dignity, respect and life, in that case she is standing with the tyrant.

All humans have the right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness, even pre-born humans.

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Posted by Danny Ehinger on 06/03/2019 at 10:01 PM

Re: “Right to choose

My 20 year old son was hospitalized shortly after his MMR at 14 months of age, and subsequently showed neurological problems, loss of coordination and speech, low muscle tone/weakness, repetitive behavior, sensory issues, etc., and diagnosed with Autism which is a psychological diagnosis, not a medical/physical diagnosis I would like to note. Today he is conserved and the courts agree he will need life long care. In hind sight all points to brain encephalopathy, but he took a hit after each round of vaccines, including an eye turning after his one year vaccines, which is classic sign of a mini stroke. Now I know the antibiotics roller coaster he was on for chronic ear infection likely due to milk allergy put him at very high risk for vaccine adverse reaction (CDC has admitted, and studies confirm), and though recommended by our pediatrician, adding Tylenol to the mix for pain from ear infection and vaccination only compounds harm by depleting glutathione. There are also genetic variants we now know of like MTHFR and COMPT that increase his risk of harm and make it difficult for him to clear toxins and metals from his cells/body after vaccination. We also now know a hyper stimulated immune system actually carries aluminum and toxins to the brain and dumps them there. There is so much more known today than 20 years ago. But I do not see pediatricians routinely screening for risk factors I have listed above, and others identified, before administering a vaccine, or more commonly before a group of vaccines being given. Some do screen, who specialize in these areas of managing risks of vaccine adverse events and are more functional or naturopathic in their practice, but they are rare. And with medical board pressure to comply with vaccination mandates by not writing medical exemptions from mandatory vaccines, there are reportedly as few as 10 doctors left in this state willing to write a medical exemption at this point because of threatening letters and actions from their superiors and the CA medical licensing board. I found one of those rare and very knowledgable specialists to do the family history and personal history, medical, genetic screening for my son, his wonderful neurotypical two year younger brother who is only partially vaccinated because we stopped when we saw him reacting too. Each has a medical exemption well over twenty pages long full of studies, and explanation of why the medical exemption is needed to protect them from more harm and why they are at increased risk of reaction to vaccines. BOTH will loose their exemptions based on the very insanely narrow criteria in proposed bill SB276. My at risk children, now young adults (CSU and UC only allow medical exemption too), are deserving of protection from further harm too. This bill is so costly, and restrictive,and does not at all reflect the latest science,... the CDC and medical doctors are so behind in the latest science. And now we are going to introduce the state into the process? What a mess. And so few children in this state even have an exemption... less than 1% of the school age children. Please get involved and help stop this bill. Thank you!

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Posted by Kathy Kraintz on 06/03/2019 at 6:05 PM

Re: “The 'dunes of death'?

Well said. Agree completely

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Posted by Liz Nystrom on 06/02/2019 at 5:27 PM

Re: “The 'dunes of death'?

This particular risk-taking behavior harms others. That's why it can and should be restricted. If you want to smoke in your own home and risk lung cancer, go right ahead. But we don't let smokers light up in many public places anymore, because that would expose non-smokers to carcinogens. Similarly, the science is clear that vehicles in the ODSVRA are increasing particulate pollution for local residents. And operation of the "temporary" Pier Avenue vehicle entrance imposes economic harm on the disadvantaged community of Oceano. So it's not all about personal liberty. That stops when your liberty negatively impacts those around you.
Donegan is fortunate to live in Pismo Beach, a community that has thrived since vehicles stopped driving on its beach. If he lived here in Oceano, where our town is held down under the ODSVRA's boot, he might feel differently.

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Posted by Cynthia Replogle on 06/01/2019 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Safe solutions

I worked for the Good Samaritan if you think that's a safe refuge you're kidding yourself. Place is crazy and designed to make money off of people's problems if there are no people with problems they would lose grant money and that will never happen with management like that in charge. They see everybody from their staff struggle to survive on the minimum wage that they pay them. And they take home whatever they want that's donated to the facility for the homeless they call it getting first dibs, and get paid an unreasonable amount of money per hour, plus yearly bonuses for assisting with the different grants. All we need out there and some integrity people who mean what they say and say what they mean, people with integrity and compassion.

Posted by Misa Olvera on 06/01/2019 at 6:50 AM

Re: “The 'dunes of death'?

Brad, liberty is the fundamental idea that started this country, it's the foundation on which we all live, it's whole damned point of the United States of America.

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Posted by Ian Tanner on 05/31/2019 at 12:11 PM

Re: “The 'dunes of death'?

"It really just comes down to a philosophical issue of whether or not people should be allowed to engage in behavior that puts them at risk... I do not need to tell others how they should live, and I hope that they will return the favor. This is the view shared by California State Parks and, I believe, the majority of the community..."

The author believes that State Parks, for some reason, is a Libertarian-slanted agency within California's government. Really? Is that a logical statement, or just projection of the author's beliefs onto others?

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Posted by Brad Snook on 05/31/2019 at 10:09 AM

Re: “The 'dunes of death'?

Bob Cuddy is well-known for his racist and bigoted commentaries. He should stick to wetting his pants in the con home.

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Posted by Kevin on 05/30/2019 at 7:27 PM

Re: “Right to choose

My 13 year old has gotten all the vaccines required for school except for the 3rd hepatitis B vaccine dose. This is because he had a serious reaction to the 2nd dose. His pediatrician wrote a medical exemption for the last dose. But the serious reaction he experienced is not on the CDC's list of contraindications and precautions. Therefore, if SB 276 passes, my son will not be able to attend any public or private school in California. We will be forced to move out of state. My husband and I were born in California and all our family is here.

By the way, California law allows children who are chronically infected with hepatitis B to attend school. This will not change with SB 276.

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Posted by Michelle Graham on 05/30/2019 at 12:33 PM

Re: “The 'dunes of death'?

Well said.

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Posted by Ian Tanner on 05/30/2019 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Those were the days: Cayucos in the '60s

Loved these stories, makes us "newbie" Cayucans happy

Posted by Joy Nairne on 05/29/2019 at 6:11 AM

Re: “Those were the days: Cayucos in the '60s

Thanks so much for your story. Please write us another one.

Posted by John Brezden on 05/28/2019 at 9:40 PM

Re: “Long overdue

Nell Langford built her filthy cramped beach hovel on public land she doesn't even own. She has taken over public beach illegally.

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Posted by Kevin on 05/27/2019 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Long overdue

More people died this year at the Grand canyon then at the oceano dunes. How about this, the same people that are fighting for women's, or other underrepresented rights should also consider that it should be YOUR right to go into a dangerous area, knowing the risks involved. If I lived in a padded world where I couldn't live on the edge then why allow us to even buy Corvettes.. Also, this article was written by someone who failed eng 201a. It's hard to take an opinion from such a disjointed thought string.

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Posted by Jesse Daniel O'Reilly on 05/25/2019 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Long overdue

it would bring people from around the world, and their dinero. For your information sir, folks from all over the world *already do* travel and spend a LOT of money enjoying the dunes. Im personally involved with two free rides that take place each year; one in the fall, and one in the spring - and we have over 300 participants that come from all over the world to enjoy camping on the beach, riding in the waves, playing in the dunes and building lifelong memories. How dare you label everyone that enjoys this public treasure as rednecks...sure, there are a few bad apples occasionally, but making a blanket statement like that is not only highly offensive, but completely off mark. Im a local and you DO NOT speak for me. Now go back to writing obituaries whatever it is you normally do because clearly you have zero first hand knowledge of the vast array of folks who love and enjoy OUR dunes on the regular.

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Posted by Lisa Price on 05/24/2019 at 8:40 PM

Re: “Long overdue

SVRA-related traffic decreases public access to a big chunk of beach in South SLO County. Other beaches, like in Pismo, are getting more crowded and less enjoyable. CA State Parks needs to do a better job protecting California beaches. By their own mission statement: "Our Mission. To provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state's extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation."

Be honest. That's not what's going on at Oceano Dunes SVRA, is it?

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Posted by Brad Snook on 05/24/2019 at 4:05 PM

Re: “Long overdue

This is written by a sorry ass man who prob doesnt even go just reads comments lol what has happened to ppl out there yes has been upsetting no one should loose a life but also for us ppl who live here and respect our town we cant controle what other ppl do but who are u too write an article an say it should b shut down you are no one in this world honestly sorry u had one bad experience an have to make sure everyones life is just as. Shitty as urs

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Posted by Chris Lemus on 05/24/2019 at 12:44 PM

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