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Mayor Filner Resigns - What's Next For San Diego

Are these transcriptions out sourced to other countries? I heard this on the radio, & wanted to be sure I heard things correctly. But how would I know?

Example: From Jan Goldsmith's final statement. " With glorious assistants and others."

I could have done better than that!

August 27, 2013 at 8:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Resigns

What I don't understand is the "sisterhood of silence" that seems to have been revealed over the past weeks. The "high profile" women who have made accusations should have reported the circumstances immediately to prevent their happening to other, less powerful women. Did they think they were the only ones being treated this way?

It's time for women who have been subjected to this kind of behavior to band together to establish guidelines for women in the future. We need to educate our daughters (& sons) & grandchildren how to recognize & deal with sexual harassment.

August 24, 2013 at 3:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego Public Market Plan Gains Momentum

A very ambitious project. One can only hope this doesn't prove to be the death knell for the smaller neighborhood farmers' markets such as Mission Hills & North Park which some of us are able to walk to.

August 16, 2012 at 4:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Possible Relief Coming For Struggling San Diego Restaurants

The Corvette Diner is a poor example of a small family business. It's part of the Cohn Family of restaurants who dominate the San Diego restaurant industry up & down Fifth Avenue & from Balboa Park to Little Italy to Harbor Island & now have moved into the rest of the county with restaurants & food trucks. Not to mention that they operate the Hillcrest Farmers' Market & are major advertisers/sponsors on KPBS. Along with all this goes a lot of political clout.

November 8, 2011 at 3:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Blackout Leaves Us Still Vulnerable

Concerns I was not able to address because you always hang up on me!

For food safety tips see the following:

September 9, 2011 at 2:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Roundtable: Crime Ring, Rent Control and Grocery Strike

Perhaps Juan Vargas was too eager to bring this group in from Mexico.

Were they adequately screened when they came to the U. S? I wondered about it at the time. It would be interesting to know how many of those arrested have ties to this group.

August 19, 2011 at 12:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite

Re: Bed bugs in clothing from China

Just another expression of xenophobia.

Why do people perpetuate the urban legends received in random emails? Check them out before you spread them, please.

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October 13, 2010 at 12:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

A New Supreme Court Ruling May Affect Gun Laws In California

Perhaps when the U.S. has universal military service, then we can have gun ownership like that of Switzerland.

July 7, 2010 at 12:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New National Cemetery At MCAS Miramar

Lest we forget...

Why red poppies for Memorial Day from the VA's own web site. The troops of many nations are buried in these fields. A lesson we should all have learned in history class

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly.
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

This was the poem written by World War I Colonel John McCrae, a surgeon with Canada's First Brigade Artillery. It expressed McCrae's grief over the "row on row" of graves of soldiers who had died on Flanders' battlefields, located in a region of western Belgium and northern France. The poem presented a striking image of the bright red flowers blooming among the rows of white crosses and became a rallying cry to all who fought in the First World War. The first printed version of it reportedly was in December 1915, in the British magazine Punch.

McCrae's poem had a huge impact on two women, Anna E. Guerin of France and Georgia native Moina Michael. Both worked hard to initiate the sale of artificial poppies to help orphans and others left destitute by the war. By 1920, when Guerin, with the help of the American Legion, established the first poppy sale in the U.S., the flower was well known in the allied countries — America, Britain, France, Canada, Australia and New Zealand — as the "Flower of Remembrance." Proceeds from that first sale went to the American and French Children's League.

Moina Michael replied with her own poem:

We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.

May 31, 2010 at 12:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Society And The Death Penalty

As so often happens in the heat of controversy, one side or the other cites reputable studies to support their arguments, but tells only half of the story. A Rand report on the imposition of capital punishment & possible racial bias was cited by Kent Scheidegger, legal director Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, but that study addressed only Federal death penalty cases.

The vast majority of death penalty cases are tried in state courts, & we all know how eager some states are to execute their citizens.

The half truth is alive & well.

May 13, 2010 at 10:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )