Ian Tanner 
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Re: “False narratives

Al, not sure what your point is. It's true that climate change might not be to blame for these fires, but more hot weather certainly won't help.

Here's an idea for your next commentary, discuss the downsides to switching to electric powered vehicles and renewable power generation.

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Posted by Ian Tanner on 08/02/2018 at 2:01 PM

Re: “A nauseating stench

If you can invent a smell-proof fence you could be a billionare. LOL

Posted by Ian Tanner on 08/02/2018 at 1:56 PM

Re: “Chorro and Marsh

I can't figure out why so many people are afraid of tall buildings. While walking down the sidewalk, what is the difference between a 2 story building and a 7?

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Posted by Ian Tanner on 08/02/2018 at 1:46 PM

Re: “500 days of joy and gratitude

It often amazes and disappoints me, the way people can change their views of a subject, simply by changing it's name (or skin tone), even though the subject itself has not changed.

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Posted by Ian Tanner on 06/07/2018 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Oceano doesn't want to be the Dunes' doormat anymore

If you want to see dunes without motorized recreation, only a few miles down the coast there is guadalupe dunes. Go out there and you will notice a lack of people, a lack of shops, a lack of anything but sand, that's because sand dunes are really not a very nice place to be.

The recreation opportunities of the dunes can't happen just anywhere. The "potential business corridor" can and does already does exist elsewhere. Pier ave exists because of the motorized recreation, not in spite of. The shops on pier avenue that cater to the vehicular recreation are just fine. The restaurants and shops that cater to regular beach goers are shut because it's very often windy and cold with lots of blowing sand, it's often miserable to be out of doors there.

Vehicular recreation on the dunes is enjoyed many people, many more people than would enjoy the dunes without.

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Posted by Ian Tanner on 06/07/2018 at 5:36 PM

Re: “Unhappy SLO

The reason SLO is expensive, is because housing is expensive. The reason housing is expensive, is that there is lots of competition to buy houses. The reason there is lots of competition to buy houses, is all of the other reasons, like nice weather, nice shops, good food, etc. The high price of everything is just the result of the high quality of life here. It's not surprising that housing is cheaper elsewhere, for example Idaho is much cheaper, but it gets really cold there in the winter. Same for jobs, expensive real estate means businesses chose other places, so there are less jobs. This is just the natural way of things.

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Posted by Ian Tanner on 06/07/2018 at 4:24 PM

Re: “Why 'America First' is for losers

Ms Mcliss,

I agree with many of your points. Some others not so much. The main point I think you have wrong is that you're dropping all of this at Trump's feet, Congress is as much and probably more to blame for our current immigration problems.

If you really want to do something about it, here's what we need first: campaign finance reform. Almost every issue, that needs attention and doesn't get it, can be traced back to money in politics. Gun control = money. Environment = money. Government waste = money. Healthcare = money. Even our foreign policy is shaped by money in politics.

I fear that I am too old, and all my friends are too old, we all have to go to work. But you youngsters could actually do something, by demanding a constitutional amendment to address money in politics.

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Posted by Ian Tanner on 04/08/2018 at 4:01 PM

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