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What Can City Heights Residents Do In Response To Albertsons Store Closure?

I don't know anything about the Albertsons in City Heights but something dreadful is happening in the East County which is caused by lame brained tax laws politicians have passed. There is a person (or his corporation) that bought up a lot of land, grocery stores were leased the property, then he pulled the leases on the property and has never replaced the stores because it is more profitable for him to leave the stores empty (as a tax write off) than it is for him to have the leases or sell the property. This is great for this fellow (or his corporation) because they are sucking in tax breaks, but it stinks for the communities that are left abandoned and no politician cares about the problems they caused by creating this tax break for a corporation that favors a millionaire over the general population. I realize this is an East County problem and no one on the San Diego City Council cares about this, but I find it infuriating.

January 28, 2014 at 12:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Alvarez, Faulconer Go Negative In First San Diego Mayoral Debate

I worked for the City during the pension debacle. It was not the union workers who caused the problems but the union leaders who were manipulating an extra special deal for themselves in cooperation with the poltiicians on the Council at the time. I'm really tired of workers being the whipping boys and girls for the Republican party. It would be nice if Faulconer came up with something original to say, but, of course he won't because he is the chosen one of the downtown developers. So discouraging. The best I can say about him is that at least he isn't DeMaio.

January 16, 2014 at 11:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Connection Between Dry Weather In San Diego And The Polar Vortex

I noticed no mention was made of the possibile negative effects of the poisonous residues of fracking into our water resources. I realize the greed driven project overrides objections, especially since the people pushing increased fracking don't live in the areas they poison, but I never hear much about what will be done with these residues. I guess they think dumping it in the ocean is a great idea...well, that will give the privileged few relief from the seals but will they like the smell of dead fish? Does anybody ever look at more than one issue at a time?

January 8, 2014 at 12:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

How To Prosecute A Revenge Porn Profiteer?

Frankly, when free speech involves bullying and degrading other people, I am all for restricting it. Just because you can say a vile thing doesn't mean that it is just that you be rewarded for it. Yes, the women who take photos of themselves and send them around are not the brightest lot in the world, but does that mean they should lose their jobs and reputations because a low form of life takes advantage of them? And what about those people who manipulate the photos so it's not the woman at all but just her face...she gets to lose her job because some jerk waves the first amendment in the air? How is that justice?

December 17, 2013 at 9:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

How To Prosecute A Revenge Porn Profiteer?

It drives me a little crazy that the protection of free speech means that women's reputations can be ruined so some anonymous individual can do vicious things to her and laugh all the way. Would the defenders of these people be so indulgent if it were their daughters whose heads were put on naked bodies so that some creep could get their jollies? And then the guy gets to extort money out of the women when they are desperately trying to get rid of the photographs....what theory protects him when it is his site that allows the photos to be spread through out the Internet and he has no ability to assure the women they have real protection. We pretend to be civilized, but, as long as women are considered fair game for violence and degradation, we aren't there.

December 17, 2013 at 8:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Roundtable: Filner Sentenced, Revenge Porn Busted, Car Culture Questioned

You forgot part of the revenge porn saga....some of these delightful people posted digitally altred photographs so the head of the girlfriend was attached to the naked body of someone else. It isn't just about taking pictures of yourself or having a boyfriend/girlfriend take a photo, but it is about a particularly mean spirited kind of activity by people who apparently have nothing better to do with their time than make other people miserable.

December 13, 2013 at 12:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

StoryCorps: Ten Years Of Getting Choked Up Listening To Public Radio

This series is one of my favorites because people speak from their caring and love and respect for each other. I get so tired of stories about bullying, meanness and thoughtless is so refreshing to hear stories about people who are kind, generous, and thoughtful. I don't know when it became the style to make fun of the gentle virtues, but Story Corps never does, and that makes me appreciate it more and more over time. The news depresses; Story Corps uplifts. Thank you.

November 29, 2013 at 10:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sinking Central Valley An Issue For High-Speed Rail And Canal System

And so has any consideration been made of the bullying forward with fracking with sucks water out? Or are we just going to pretend that's not an issue?

November 25, 2013 at 4:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diegans Urged To 'Make Change Count' For Homeless Donations

Sadly 100% of your donation given directly to a person may actually go to a person who isn't really in need (in other words, someone posing as a person in more need than they really are) or may go to drugs/cigarrettes/alcohol (which you may feel is a good use of the money....that's up to you to decide). On the other hand, I don't like the idea of dropping money into what is basically a tube....I'd rather give to an organization that provides direct services to those in need. Downtown San Diego Partnership doesn't say where the funds will go. How secure are these things? Do I want to put my credit card in something that can be hacked? Do I get a receipt for taxes (yes, I'm not as pure of mind as some people). Think I'll pass on this until there's more information on how it really works.

November 25, 2013 at 7:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego Researchers Discuss Bringing Back Extinct Animals

I don't see the point. Someone will just shoot any big animal (like a rhino) back into extinction, or the environment will be so poisoned that it won't be able to survive. I am completely cynical about humans being able to be generous enough to share the earth with the animals that were here before us when we have so mismanaged the environment so far (and will continue to do so as long as the wealthy can find a way to get wealthier by fracking and the like).

November 19, 2013 at 4:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )