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Re: “The great connector

I believe Davy Crockett spoke in Congress against federal welfare.
We should heed his advice and leave charity to private, direct to those in need organizations.

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Posted by Gail Katherine Lightfoot on 03/21/2019 at 11:10 AM

Re: “A warning to Congressional Dems and the irrelevant media

I hope this is supposed to be sarcasm.

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Posted by Ian Tanner on 03/21/2019 at 8:43 AM

Re: “A warning to Congressional Dems and the irrelevant media

Ellis, Trump is a lying, cheating, mysoginist at best (just read his own tweets and/or listen to his own words) and an outright criminal at worst (the Mueller report and Congress will determine this). He incites violence and division. He sides with and admires dictators, oligarchs, and white supremacists. The media is more important now than any time in history and his attack on the free press is a threat to our democracy. He lost the popular vote and has lost many supporters since. You are someone who will not change your opinion no matter what he says or does and no matter what proof others give you. I just had to vent after reading your words. Have a nice day.

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Posted by Barbie Clark on 03/21/2019 at 7:16 AM

Re: “A terrible deal

Late to comment here. Rather than angrily, repetitively, countering Col. Fonzi's predictable and largely rhetorically apt dismissals to some 60 years of climate science, it is helpful to remember that he is first of all a Tea Party Republican operative. And he is getting better at what he does. Best response is to educate the greater public of science-oriented conservatives, thoughtful centrists, as well as on board liberals and mobilize a political coalition that embraces a broad application of green energy solutions. That should include nuclear. If the French can succeed with this technology, so can we.

Posted by Gordon Fuglie on 03/18/2019 at 12:36 PM

Re: “A terrible deal

"why is it that environmental groups steadfastly oppose immediate remedies using proven technologies that are currently available to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions? I refer, of course, to nuclear power, large hydroelectric projects, natural gas, and "fracking" technology, which produced a revolution in extracting natural gas from rock formations. "

LMAOROG, Yeah "immediate" *shaking head*

Posted by Jon K on 03/16/2019 at 7:52 PM

Re: “Pushy pushy

California doesn't really need an Off-Highway Road Motor Vehicle Recreation Commissioner. We the people need to question how that became a thing and whether or not it serves any purpose to the larger good. Seems to serve the few at the expense of many.

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Posted by RH on 03/15/2019 at 10:27 PM

Re: “A terrible deal

Al Fonzi is a devotee of the psychopathic Russian asset & orange turd in the White House, so that tells me everything I need to know about the validity of his claims or arguments.

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Posted by Jay Bonestell on 03/14/2019 at 9:48 PM

Re: “A terrible deal

What Mr. Fonzi failed to do, of course, is explain how any element of GND actually does all of these horrific things he fears. Yes, the corporate right wing, fueled (if you will) by lobbies for oil and gas, is in a blind panic about the GND, because it does propose an enormous reduction in government welfare for the corporations they represent, in lieu of supporting wind, solar and other renewable energy sources. The GND is ambitious--perhaps overly optimistic in its ambitions--but it is a blueprint, really, that would require legislative and budgetary actions to implement each of its elements. It's open for debate, but debate can occur only with an open mind--not one that is informed solely by inflammatory talking points and false narratives about the true science that underlies the urgency for change. Read the actual document, here:…

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Posted by tsankawi on 03/14/2019 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Don't put up a parking lot

Agreed. So what can the community do to voice their disapproval? I have been speaking to numerous people in my neighborhood and at work none of whom knew anything about this horrible project until I mentioned it. They have been horrified and want to DO something. So how do we mobilize? What is the next step? I will say it again: preservation and conservation outweigh destructive recreation. Also, I think the state underestimates the value of ecotourism, including birding, for example, which is a major draw to the area. Humanity needs quiet, wild, open places where one can hear oneself think amid the chirping of rare chickadees. Not everything needs to be developed into Disneyland. Rough around the edges is ok! Better than ok, Id say. Save it, dont pave it.

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Posted by A. Romo on 03/14/2019 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Marijuana is not the same as grapes

Yeah, like the grapes in this county don't use much water......give us all a break and just admit that you have a jaded point of view because you bought into the BS about Cannabis being the "evil weed". Cannabis is agriculture, and yes, it is special. It cures many ailments including cancer. If you don't like agriculture don't live on a property zoned AG!

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Posted by Jack Stevens on 03/14/2019 at 7:59 AM

Re: “A different take

Thank you for sharing your story. It warms my heart to hear some of the good stories about the hard work we here at NCI and Achievement House do on a daily basis. The individuals in our care are the most important thing to us and the reason we are here. We strive to make sure everyone is happy and receiving the tools they need to become independent not only in their working lives but in their home lives as well.
Again, thank you for sharing such a positive story.

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Posted by on 03/11/2019 at 3:23 PM

Re: “The real deal on becoming climate leaders

Thanks Charles!
Matarbongo2, completely agree! It SHOULD be the easiest thing to do in California, sadly we're still trying to convince part of the community and some elected officials that Climate Change is real. I believe there are a couple of Climate Reality Chapters near Detroit, hope you join us!

Posted by ritacasaverde on 03/10/2019 at 6:10 PM

Re: “The blame game

Muh weed. This is an interesting example of a larger phenomena. People aren't pushing back for environmental concerns which Shredder exposes. But it doesn't mean the pushback is invalid. People are pushing back for reasons that are harder to articulate or are less acceptable in our society, so they attack the issue anyway they can. Like when the cop knows instinctively someone is no good so throws the book at them for a minor offense because it's the only way to do it within our society. Sometimes it's not warranted, and sometimes the instinct is correct. When you live in a legalistic society where property, contract, and bureaucracy is king, and tradition and morals are taboo, this is what you get.

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Posted by matarbongo2 on 03/09/2019 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Oso Flaco Lake is worth preserving

I agree completely. I read both the proposals and neither is appropriate at all. A kids track? As if we need to raise up another generation of habitat destroying humans. 250 camping spots? A southern entrance to the sand highway? Truly, the whole thing is a travesty. What do we do? Please, I really want to know. Oso Flacco is our paradise, a peaceful, natural, quiet, wild place that deserves to stay that way.

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Posted by A. Romo on 03/08/2019 at 9:39 PM

Re: “The real deal on becoming climate leaders

Easy to do in one of the wealthiest places on earth. Try doing this in Detroit first.

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Posted by matarbongo2 on 03/08/2019 at 8:18 PM

Re: “Opposition to illegal immigration isn't racism

I actually agree with a Democrat for once. Marc, I am not a democrat but you represent what your party used to be when it had integrity and I respect that.

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Posted by matarbongo2 on 03/08/2019 at 8:17 PM

Re: “A different take

NCI has been around for 40 years and continues to provide individuals and their families support in a variety of services. I know first hand how meaningful these supports have been and a feel very thankful for the friendly staff that work directly with my family member who receives these services. At the heart of everything NCI strives to do, they strive to keep focused around the choices of individuals they support! Thank you NCI Affiliates, for all you do and all the support you continue to provide, our family would be lost with out you!

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Posted by hisLovey on 03/07/2019 at 5:46 PM

Re: “A different take

Thank you for sharing! This is awesome! NCI and AHI are both amazing agencies and I am so proud of they work and support they provide for adults with disabilities! What an awesome story about the empowerment and support those agencies provide. Keep up the great work!

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Posted by Danielle Skipper on 03/07/2019 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Opposition to illegal immigration isn't racism

Sorry....anyone who says " Democratic Party/mainstream media obsession with destroying Trump that they are willing to forsake the best interest of our state"
Is the one who is incredibly out of touch. Trump hates California and has done everything possible to do it harm.

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Posted by Lindsay Smith on 03/07/2019 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Make America Less Embarrassing Again!

" local Republican Party of SLO County quickly made its displeasure known: "
...Because we are committed, like the rest of our party, to keep moving backwards while the rest of the developed world moves forward.

Posted by Lindsay Smith on 03/07/2019 at 8:53 AM

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