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USD Cancels Visit Over Academic's Same-Sex Marriage Support

Duh. Meant to say as an alumni, I am ashamed and embarrassed!

November 3, 2012 at 9:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

USD Cancels Visit Over Academic's Same-Sex Marriage Support

As a Catholic institution, they have a right to invite who they want.

As an (alleged) institution for higher learning, they have diminished themselves by doing this.

As an alma mater, I am embarrassed and ashamed.

November 3, 2012 at 9:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diegans Need More Trees In The City

We don't live in a "coastal desert". If you're along the coast, it's probably a coastal sage scrub. If you're inland, it's more likely to be a chaparral. Both are plant communities dominated by shrubs; that's why you don't see many trees. And while they may not provide as much shade as trees, they provide all the other benefits described in this report. I'm in favor of planting more trees in the city, but would like to see them be native trees like sycamore, cottonwood and oak.

July 12, 2011 at 4:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sunrise Powerlink Given The Green Light By The Forest Service

So disappointed that no calls were taken during these interviews, and that the guests were interviewed separately with no opportunity to challenge each other’s assertions. Mostly because there were at least two important questions the interviewer did not even think to ask: What types of savings are consumers going to receive, and when will they receive it? What kind of impact will there be at the point of energy production: the sensitive desert habitat of Imperial Valley?

My cynical view is that consumers will not receive any savings from this project. Point-of-consumption energy saving techniques (solar roofs, etc.) are a much preferred method of saving both energy and money. In this case it has two benefits: (A) it will guarantee monetary savings directly to the consumer, and (B) it will preserve our beautiful Cleveland National Forest.

SDG&E has a VESTED interest in not letting this happen. They want to be the ones who monopolize the source of renewable energy, just as they have monopolized the sources of traditional energy here in San Diego. With all the money, power and influence that they yield, this regrettable decision is no surprise.

I feel that CNF superintendent Will Metz should resign, as he has betrayed the trust the trust of his position: to protect & preserve Cleveland National Forest.

July 14, 2010 at 10:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lost Cave Temples Of The Himalaya

Mixed feelings about this show: well done, fascinating topic. Amazing that these places of such historical and religious significance, and the fragile artificats held within, are still so relatively unknown and unexplored. The only part that was a turn-off was the narcissism of the filmmakers to include storylines and shots about ehr children, husband, and herself. Not interested! Does she really think anyone tuned in to this porgram to learn about her family?

April 19, 2010 at 4:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bringing Dinosaurs Back From Extinction

What a horrible interview this was on all accounts. Not only was this guy the most monotone, inarticulate guest ever (was he even able to make one complete articulate sentence in under a minute?) the interviewer completely left him off the hook with regard to the ethical issues of this kind of research. Asking a mad scientist like this if there's anything wrong with creating chickens with teeth and tails, or bringing dinosaurs back to life, when habitat for the animals that live here now is disappearing, is like asking a pedophile if there's anything wrong with molesting children. It assumes the questionee has a moral code that is developed enough to assess his own behavior. In this case he clearly doesn't. As it is now we misbreed chickens to the point where their breasts are so large they cannot even stand to support their own weight. Nothing wrong with that either I suppose, Dr. Frankenstein? This freak is a MAD SCIENTIST!

April 14, 2010 at 9:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )