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On The Trail Of Durian, Southeast Asia's 'Crème Brûlée On A Tree'

In Thailand, you can buy a big bag of durians and lychees for less than 100 baht (~$4 dollars the last time I was there). They're delicious. A great buy.

May 21, 2014 at 2:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Bias Seen In Workplace: Treating Race As A Qualification

If I have two candidates with equal skill levels, I'll hire the one with intangibles. Hiring someone for their cultural IQ is no different than hiring someone for the APPEARANCE of being a "team player," which is a well-worn cliché during the hiring process. I guess the current political climate has led people to believe that demonstrable linguistic skills and cultural open-mindedness are not virtues.

By the way, why has this hootenanny of a statment gotten a free pass?

"This is not affirmative action: Such 'racial realism' is not intended to guarantee equal opportunity or compensate injustice, but rather to improve service and deliver profits for employers."

May 20, 2014 at 10:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Bias Seen In Workplace: Treating Race As A Qualification


Clearly, you're not considering nepotism. You might not be aware of just how bad that problem is.

May 14, 2014 at 1:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Bias Seen In Workplace: Treating Race As A Qualification

psta4 and Muckapoo,

You don't know anything about the NBA, so stop it. The NBA is a meritocracy of measurable and elite physical skills with well-established benchmarks. The consumers of the NBA's product don't have a problem with the obvious racial imbalance because they prefer to see the game played at its highest level. You can't accurately gauge merit in our society because we're not a true meritocracy. Spain has the 2nd best national basketball team on the planet and Anglos don't win every Noble Prize. Wrap your head around that.

May 14, 2014 at 9:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

California Delegates Ask Feds To Accept Driver's License Design For Undocumented Immigrants

Proof of auto insurance should be required at issuance or renewal and the licenses should be valid for no more than 2 years at a time.

May 14, 2014 at 9:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Scandal Over Alleged VA 'Waiting List' Not Easing


"The protesters are kind of ridiculous but what exactly is the pres going to do about it? If no one speaks up probably nothing."

"I CAN honestly say that President Obama has tried to ease the number of pending claims;"

Is Obama doing or not doing? If I were wounded in combat due to an avoidable war of choice launched under the shadiest of pretenses, I would project my anger towards the right place. Why has George W. Bush gotten a free pass?

May 9, 2014 at 1:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

President Obama Completes San Diego Visit For La Jolla Fundraiser

Spot-on, Duck. CA DEF, I think you're right to question the dominance of the 2-party system. What makes us so sure that our present system of government is the best? Is choosing between the "lesser of 2 evils" the best we can do? Our system is antiquated and barely practical. We deserve what we get because we've accepted the absolute authority of men who've been dead for 200+ years and a book of collected fables written by people who didn't know North America even existed.

May 9, 2014 at 1:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Scandal Over Alleged VA 'Waiting List' Not Easing

Let's get this straight: It's Obama's fault that he hasn't done anything to ease the number of cases brought about by his predecessor's war of choice in Iraq? Was the totally inept response to 9/11 Obama's fault?

May 9, 2014 at 12:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

President Obama Completes San Diego Visit For La Jolla Fundraiser

Washington D.C. is a cesspool that would've turned even Mother Theresa into a hypocritical war mongerer. Hell, D.C. managed to get Mitt Romney to dissociate himself from HIS OWN health care reform package which he, himself, had previously heralded as his signature legislative achievement. How anyone thinks he would've been a better president than Obama is a mystery. We truly deserve the government we have. Most of you just don't want to admit it.

May 9, 2014 at 11:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What Would A 'Frictionless Border' Between San Diego And Tijuana Look Like?

Really?!?! The border can be better than it is now?!?! With all due respect to the well-intentioned folks at UCSD and CCG, that conclusion can be reached with the naked eye.

Muckapoo (or is it the Ghost of Muckapoo who swore-off this comment board two months ago?), Mission is right. The Confederacion de Trabajadores de Mexico (CTM) is a real thing. It has traditionally been more aligned with the AFL-CIO and resisted the International Worker Party and satellite communist labor groups. Like George Meany, Fidel Velasquez was a giant in the world of organized labor.

The best benefit of better traffic flow across the border would be extending the South Bay's housing market into Tijuana. There are thousands of people who would live in Tijuana and commute to SD for work if they didn't have to wait 3-hours to cross. Extending the curve on SD's rental market would relieve some of the pressure on the lower-end ... all while still collecting income taxes from wages earned in San Diego. Tijuana/San Diego commuters would still buy the majority of their goods here on their way back home. Better traffic flow would increase retail sales in San Diego, particularly the South Bay. (Extra added bonus: With improved worker permit/visa programs and better cross-border traffic, you just might see fewer cases of illegal residency.)

May 2, 2014 at 7:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )