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Potential Drone Test Site Spurs Concerns In San Diego Back Country

What is our priority?

Consider our choice here:

1) Humanity. Nature. Beauty of life.

2) Money. Money. Money.

Case submitted for the public to decide.

December 5, 2013 at 12:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Supervisors Support Push For Southern California Drone Test Site

More to die in Yemen, Pakistan and elsewhere--homes blown apart, mothers, fathers, children weeping far beyond the boundaries of our awareness. And some no longer exist to weep after the smoke has cleared. And the pain we cause simmers, turns to hatred and burns back upon us once again. Supervisor Jacob and Roberts, there is still time to pause and think. Say something more--place restrictions on how this technology will be used--yes to firefighting and rescue, no to the killing of innocents and spying upon the rest of us. Yes to the best of us. No to the worst.

September 26, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Truth Of Haditha Case May Never Come Out: Wuterich Defense Attorney

Iraqi Civilian deaths by year: a conservative estimate from
2003 12,087
2004 11,152
2005 15,491
2006 28,225
2007 25,063
2008 9,385
2009 4,713
2010 4,045
2011 4,087
Other sources combined reveal far more killed as a result of the US invasion and occupation. See Wikipedia:

How many, many times over the deaths of 9/11 could we calculate here? Why isn't the US government itself on trial? Why hasn't the conscience of a nation awakened all of us to the shame and degradation of our actions? Why don't we talk about this and work to heal the wounds and make amends, strive to change our ways and question a system that drives us to such violence?

January 31, 2012 at 8:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Occupy Protesters' Attempt To Arrest Mayor Sanders Fails

For clarity's sake, please note that Occupy does not 'hate' corporations. The point of the movement is to call out abusive use of power and money to skew social and political influence into the hands of a few. Responsible and ethically conscious corporations as well as responsible and ethically sound capitalism is not what is being challenged. To state the opposite is a truthless distortion which simply condemns what it does not comprehend. What Lutz is demonstrating happens to be exactly what we need more of at this time. When government fails the people, then people must fill the void by speaking out and holding its officials completely accountable. The city attorney already stated that the mayor took an illegal unilateral action that violated laws clearly on the books. And if the city council or the city attorney will not take action to hold such corruption accountable then who will? This is an exercise in citizen democracy, a responsibility of anyone who strives to keep informed and engaged in the betterment of civic life for everyone.

January 30, 2012 at 10:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Occupy San Diego Protestors Clash With Police Over Voter Registration

This is another small victory for democracy in the constitutional, democratic republic of the United States. The Civic Center plaza is the City of San Diego's official public square. As such it is the very representation of every citizen's right to free speech and free expression as championed in the first amendment of the US constitution. In the case of our civic center, this right of individuals to freedom of assembly trumps all claims by private business entities claiming no trespassing rights. The US Supreme Court decision reinforced the California Supreme court ruling as cited above. Consequently the city of San Diego, under direction of Mayor Sanders, the eyes of our city council and the implementation of police chief Landsdowne have violated both the spirit and letter of the law of this land. We must continue to seriously challenge the authority granted them in our name. This is a concrete victory for the national Occupy Movement and demonstrates its viability as a constructive force for a much needed renewal of our core American values of freedom and justice, trumpeted by our elected officials and political leaders in what has sadly become mere rhetorical ritual. In this case it has taken the actions of the people, the citizens of Occupy San Diego, to demonstrate the living reality behind these words and ideals. Let us thank them and let us join them, we the people, for showing that we can change society for the better by such courage and dedication. Let us come together and celebrate one bright victory for democracy and the will of the people. Many more battles lie ahead, for these are revolutionary times.

November 30, 2011 at 6:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )