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San Diego Assemblyman Calls High-Speed Rail A Fantasy Train

Looks like Satariel got shut down, because he failed to provide facts, instead attacking a vital program with insults.

The only reason that this nonsense is bandied about is because there is a large constituency that will benefit from the HS train program being shutdown (i.e. the Big Four motor companies, oil companies, entrenched interests). There is no reason why these trains couldn't work here just as anywhere else. Unfortunately, some officials in government don't care about our interests and will freely work against them for money.

January 11, 2012 at 9:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Beyond Sprawl: Rethinking Residential, Cul-De-Sacs For The Future

In general, we need to downsize. I don't know where eduardo sees it as his right to take up the remaining open land we have, and turn it into ugly development. The ideas of the past don't work anymore, and frankly, never did. Urban sprawl needs to go, to make our communities function again, to get our health and peace of mind back.

November 29, 2011 at 6:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Pedestrian Activists Confront Streets That Are 'Dangerous By Design'

Agree 100%, we need more bike and walk-friendly streets, maybe with separate bike-paths like Germany. How fun would that make short commutes? With a climate like CAs, it's a crime not to be able to bike out in the sun.

May 25, 2011 at 7:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sandag's I-5 Plan Supported by San Marcos

"The freeway will be impassible"...then abandon the freeway! What a silly mode of getting about, one in a car. Nowhere else in the world could such wasteful lifestyles be on display as in the United States. Are we really going to wait until transportation goes to hell before we start trying?

May 6, 2011 at 10:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Will San Diego Help Stop Global Warming?

Cars spew CO2, require the paving over of nature for parking lots and roads, use up massive amounts of resources to make, worsen air quality... I could go on. By using cars, we are putting people in nations prone to climate change in danger; we might literally be taking their lives just to get to our destination quicker. No one should not feel entitled to their use as if it's their right; that just seems so brash and self-entitled when you consider all the harm that comes to society (see above). Traffic will keep piling up, no matter how wide you expand the freeways. We need to make public transit more pleasant, and NOT invest in car travel. We have spent trillions of dollars to please drivers of cars, in infrastructure, etc... That is quite enough money sunk into such a wasteful and polluting method of travel.

People need to see that driving is not sustainable, so if freeway expansion is frozen, and traffic jams become a regular thing, people will take the trolley / bus. Of course, provided that we get our organizations coordinated and actually make a workable system, instead of the usual half-a**ed effort.

April 26, 2011 at 9:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Library, Rec Center Hours Slashed In Mayor's Budget Proposal

Libraries are great, they allow people who might not have the access to get an education, to expand their minds. We shouldn't have to bear these cuts because of bad governance. If SD stopped wasting so much money, we would be fine. The problem is that everyone is too spread out, and many people don't understand the cryptic ways of government. This makes it hard for people to understand what their real priorities are, to make a change. Instead of dividing ourselves arbitrarily over social issues and other nonsense, we need to come together and save the programs that we deserve to receive. The middle class is coming under attack, if we want to preserve some semblance of fair rule and equity, we need to meet that challenge. We are being told that the poor are draining the system, being urged to attack the lower segments of society, only for the ulterior motive of enriching the already affluent.

April 24, 2011 at 10:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Report Says San Diego Would Reap $116 Million Annually From Soda Tax

What about HFCS, refined foods like white wheat and sugar, artificial colorings and preservatives? This is nonsense, we need to make more green foods (fruits, vegetables) and healthy choices available in the neighborhoods where there's no access, and have active incentives at workplaces for people who control their health (cash rewards for biggest improvements in weight / blood pressure/ whatever else).

April 22, 2011 at 9:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego City Leaders Improve On Environmental Report Card

Is it known why Lightner got such a low score? She helped us block the Regent Road bridge, so I had taken her stance as a strong one. I've looked at the PDF but the projects are not described in full.

April 21, 2011 at 7:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

From Gang Member To College Student With Positive Peer Influence

Wow, this sounds like a great program!

April 21, 2011 at 7:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Streetlights The Answer To San Diego Deficit?

Closing libraries is always a bad idea, they are open limited hours as it is. Any idea that saves the city money and helps slash emissions is a welcome one. Might as well expand it to rooftops on govt buildings in the city, etc. If it's efficient on streetlights, it should work elsewhere.

April 18, 2011 at 11:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )