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Extra Pay For SDPD Cops May Not Be Enough To Retain Them

Considering how much SDPD's officers misconduct cost the tax payers in the last few years it doesn't seem right to pay more.

April 19, 2014 at 12:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

California Attorney General Appeals Judge's Ruling On San Diego County's Gun Rules

Actually you have to take a training course to get a CCW permit. So your comment about more untrained people carrying guns is incorrect. I got my CCW permit in AZ many years ago, and after all of the training and education I received I determined that there was way too much liability to be carrying a gun around. If anything the training swayed me away from wanting to carry a gun. After I took the class I thought to myself " Everyone should take this class just to be a gun owner."

February 28, 2014 at 10:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

UC San Diego Welcomes First Muslim Fraternity

That is what America is all about. Accepting cultural diversity.

February 26, 2014 at 12:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fire At East County Grow House Sparked By Illegal Electrical Hookup

Fires like this happen because people are afraid to call a real electrician. Medical Marijuana has been legal in the state for almost 15 years now, yet we still don't have a single legal collective. With safe access, people wouldn't need to jerry rig their homes in order to get medicine. Or at least they could hire an electrician without fear of trouble. The ONLY permitted collective San Diego has ever had was shut down by the feds after our local DA handed over all of the info to the feds. Now people stay in the shadows for fear of being thrown to the wolves by the very people intrusted to protect them. Maybe the county gets more money from the feds than the taxpayers for law enforcement, but it seems to me that law enforcement should be answering to the people, not the feds. I'm not sure how you could even have cross sworn officers anymore without a conflict of interest. It's time for change in the DA's office, it would be nice to see someone in office who didn't have a political agenda. Someone who would abide by the will of the voters, not their personal cronies.

November 19, 2013 at 4:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What's Going To Happen To San Onofre's Nuclear Waste?

"We have concluded that even over the next 300 years, the fuel could be safely stored on site,"
They also concluded that it would be safe to put a nuclear power plant in the middle of millions of people. And they promised us that it would be handled in the most responsible way possible. Yet when it came down to it, money took precedence over maintenance. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.

November 18, 2013 at 8:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego Files Complaint To Shut Down North Park Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Almost 20 years later still no regulations for something the people clearly wanted. How are we supposed to respect the people running our governments when they clearly don't respect the will of the people? We no longer have a representative government. Instead we have friends of special interest and moral crusaders.

September 29, 2013 at 10:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Critics Say Force-Feeding Is Violation Of Prisoners' Rights

I've heard a lot of talk about what the state is going to do about the prisoners, but nothing about what the state is going to do about why the prisoners are going on a hunger strike in the first place. Society likes to place labels on people to make it easier to throw them away and not have to think of them again. These prisons basically have free reign to do what ever they want with little to no oversight. I know from dealing with ex prisoners at Pelican Bay that there is more going on than what the public knows. Things like putting two members of opposing factions in the exercise yard together then betting on who wins.Most people would like to say,, "whatever they deserve what they get for being in there".But when hundreds of prisoners get released each year on DNA evidence we find out that our justice system is not so just. And that not everyone in jail deserves to be there. Anyone who has been to the DMV knows just how dysfunctional our government entities are. The prison/justice system doesn't operate any better. We just like to pretend it does so we can sleep at night.

August 21, 2013 at 4:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

F-16 Fighter Jet Crashes Near Phoenix, Crew Survives (Video)

That's some real world "instruction". That student now has knowledge that many other pilots do not.

June 27, 2013 at 11:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Filmmaker Urges Nuclear Power Opponents To Reconsider Stance

I really go back and forth on nuclear energy. I do agree with the neutral CO2 emissions, and can see the benefits of nuclear energy. On the other hand, when things go wrong (Fukushima, Chernobyl ) they go horribly wrong. What is the environmental cost in the event of a similar disaster? Does it out weigh the benefits of reduced CO2 emissions?

That said, if I was to build a nuclear power plant I think I would choose a more stable non populated environment, like the desert. Anyone who has lived near the coast knows the extra maintenance required to keep a home in good shape. Wouldn't be that much harder to maintain a power plant? And why build in an area known to be prone to earthquakes? Ultimately that's what got Fukushima.

I also don't trust that the private companies that are in charge of these nuclear power plants won't cut corners in order to save money. I understand that there is supposedly federal oversight, but with the amount of money involved I can't help but think that there is some serious lobbying going on in Washington.

June 15, 2013 at 10:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Prop. 90 Seeks Limitations on Eminent Domain

If a person is being forced off of their land they should be compensated more than "fair market value". A home or property has long been thought of as an investment. To say "we're only going to pay you what it is worth now" is like forcing someone to cash in a 401K plan early and not giving them full maturity value. As for additional taxpayer costs. Are they not trying to generate MORE tax revenue from these deals? Why should the cities get MORE, and the developers make PROFIT, but the original land owner only gets current market value. What stops developers from waiting for a down turn like now to scoop these properties. As opposed to scooping during a boom. And what provisions are in place to insure that these developers actually complete their projects. Is there something in the laws that state that a developer MUST start the project by a certain time an also MUST complete the project by a certain time or face reimbursing the city and landowners?

September 18, 2011 at 10:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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