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DOC MARTIN: Season 5

That is great news! I can't wait! The show vaguely reminds me of the other charming British series that aired on public tv when I was a kid - All Creatures Great and Small. Both shows had great character development and wonderful scenery. Thanks KPBS for bringing us this show! I will continue my support!!

November 8, 2011 at 6:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Why Do Women Make Less Than Men?

I think it comes down to this: (1) we women tend not to negotiate as compellingly as men in part because we still aren't accustomed to doing so and dont know how to do so (so lack of experience). (2) There is a perception by both women and men in the workplace that an agressive go getter woman is threatening (by both sexes) for a variety of reasons. (3)There is an underlying guilt in womens' psyches that we dont deserve it because we do end up having to take on other priorities - in part, out of default, we are expected to manage the majority share of household responsibilities, including the kids. Many men simply dont regard this as their problem. And (4) I am convinced that, especially if the supervisor is a male, there is still this underlying perception that they SHOULD be able to pay a woman less because they believe, either overtly or subconciously, that she is not or does not have to be the main breadwinner in the family, even when often times this is simply not the case!

May 10, 2011 at 9:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Return Of Floatopia

To Johnny R and others who hate the ban: Maybe it was those 60% who also didnt give a darn about keeping our beaches clean! Hey, I would love to be able to crack open a bottle of wine on the beach with my husband on occasion but unfortunately too many out there were not able to drink (or smoke for that matter) responsibly and without polluting our beaches or forcing others to 'share' in their obnoxious behavior. With the ban in place, I have never seen the beaches look cleaner or safer than they do now. I was quite frankly embarrassed to bring out of town friends to our beaches, particularly in PB, back in the days when we had idiots out there (mostly college kids who couldn't seem to hold their liquor) and resorted to beer bonging and burning couches on the beaches - yes maybe some of you will remember those 'daze'. Although on one hand I am saddened that we had to resort to a ban for all, I am relieved to see cleaner and safer beaches that don't reek of alcohol, littered with beer bottles, cigarette butts and oh, don't forget the urine!

February 23, 2011 at 11:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lindsay Lohan Speaks Out On Egypt

CaliforniaDefender - that was awesome! Although I think his report should be called The Fudge Factor! Tom, good luck with your coup on that small island - I personally will miss you AND your brand of satire terribly! I made yet another donation to this station as a result of it!

February 18, 2011 at 11:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lindsay Lohan Speaks Out On Egypt

Len - but you just did debate the quality of the piece with me! And anyway, since when did The Today Show rank as good satire? Hey, I'll give you credit though: that statement alone might just rank as good 'satire'.

February 16, 2011 at 2:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lindsay Lohan Speaks Out On Egypt

Really Northernmentality? So when you read the paragraph "...When informed that Mubarak had stepped down, Lohan said, “Cool.” Told it was the result of a military coup, she said, “Gross!"..." you weren't mildly suspicious that this might have been done as satire poking fun at the mass media's obsession over the petty wrongdoings of Lindsay vs the vastly more important context of current Egyptian politics?

Surely by the time you got to the paragraph that started with "...A spokesman for the U.S. State Department refused to comment when asked whether Lohan would be called on to be a point person for negotiations with a new Egyptian government.." you were chuckling a bit. If not, you and a few others around here need to lighten up!!

February 16, 2011 at 9:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Could Gun Control Have Controlled This?

I am sure the Founding Fathers would be appalled at how their initial policy on the right to bear arms has been applied today. That said, the ship has left the dock and there is no turning back now. As i think someone above said, if we outlaw all guns now, this will only benefit the black market. What we really need is enforcement on a license to have children. Ok I know how ridiculous that sounds but I think, short of that, the only thing we can rely on is each others' ability to take more responsibility for their children's moral upbringing and their psychological well being. In the case of this young man, while he was an adult when he committed this horrific act, I find it hard to believe his parents didnt see this coming. That's not to say I blame them directly - I feel very sorry for them. But when parents are incompetent in managing their children and these kids grow up to be unstable adults, then it is up to us as a society to bring it to the attention of the authorities (counselors, police) and for them to keep a close eye on them (big brotherish, isnt it). But even when we do that, alas, I suppose some will just get through the sifter.

January 12, 2011 at 4:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Local Congressional Representatives React To Tragic Shooting In Tucson

Michaelhetz: I will preface what I am going to say by stating that I am a democrat with independent leanings before you suspect me otherwise: I do believe both parties are in fact responsible to some extent for the heated rhetoric which fans the flames of a psycho fringe element out there, although I do think certain Republicans/Tea Party-ists tend to rely on these tactics more than Democrats when making their points. However, even Barrack Obama (whom I admire for many of his policies) is guilty of this. Example: while at a Philidelphia fundraiser, he said something to the effect that if (the Republicans) '...bring a knife to the fight, we'll bring guns." Again we need some impartiality and to come together in times like these - comments like yours will only fan the flames of vitriol, dont you think? (Although at the end of the day, this nutjob would have found some other reason to do what he did - there is no excuse for his actions).

January 10, 2011 at 4 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police Try To Piece Together Ariz. Shooter's Motive

Freelancer - yeah sure keep telling yourself that. Most of us know that is exactly what those symbols were intended to represent (whether or not they were accurate representations or not) so don't try to back pedal on Palin's behalf. Her over the top liberal-bashing rhetoric does have consequences with those in on the fringe (as Rep Giffords herself once put it albiet in more refined words).

January 10, 2011 at 9:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Family, Friends Mourn 8 Killed In Off-Road Wreck

I really can't understand the appeal behind watching or hosting these events in the first place. They are distructive to the environment and now, behold, destructive to the people who attend them. If people want to watch noisy vehicles race around a dirt course, why dont they build them in an enclosed setting like they do for those stupid derby events or motocross that is safe to everyone and the environment? Personally I would be thrilled if they were outlawed altogether!!

August 16, 2010 at 11:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )