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Dharma the Cat – Philosphy with Fur

Dharma the Cat – Philosphy with Fur

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Exercising Rights, or Just Not Right?

Exercising Rights, or Just Not Right?

This morning I received another in a string of e-mails exhorting me to enter a contest to win a terrific prize.  Well “contest” implies competition; in this case, ambulance it’s nothing more than a luck-of-the-draw chance to be selected to receive this unusual  prize.  One chance in…how many?  Tens of thousands?  Hundreds?  A couple million, […]

Dirty tricks and politics–the GOP vs the Tea Party

Dirty tricks and politics–the GOP vs the Tea Party

  .   HERE’S HOW THE REPUBLICAN PARTY’S DIRTY ELECTION TRICKS WORKS: “The scope of the effort to suppress activist-backed candidates has been broader and costlier than is widely understood, covering at least 20 House and Senate primaries from North Carolina to California, and from coastal Mississippi to the outer tip of Long Island. The […]

What citizens can do on their own to help the environment

What citizens can do on their own to help the environment

    . Kate Neiswender. The Obama administration has announced a carbon cap program to try to roll back greenhouse gases, and potentially save the human race.  It is a small drop in the carbon bucket, but we have to start somewhere.  Even the Fox Network is in the game now: the re-boot of Carl […]

Jacqui Irwin claims AD-44 debate victory

Jacqui Irwin claims AD-44 debate victory

from her campaign web site: Thousand Oaks Democrat says priorities are creating jobs and improving schools THOUSAND OAKS, stuff Calif.—Assembly candidate Jacqui Irwin made the strongest case for election at Saturday’s Acorn-Cal Lutheran University candidate forum, vialis 40mg offering the most knowledge on state issues and nine years of hands-on legislative experience. Irwin has served […]

The Corporate Threat to Local Sovereignty–Reflections from the Ojai Valley

The Corporate Threat to Local Sovereignty–Reflections from the Ojai Valley

The Ojai Valley has experienced a series of encounters with powerful outside forces in recent years. Each time, local residents have discovered how little control they have over public policies that directly affect their lives, and each example has highlighted the real nature of the relationship between large corporations and the public they supposedly serve. […]

Saving the Sacramento River Delta the smart way

Saving the Sacramento River Delta the smart way

 

Think about privacy–a human right

Think about privacy–a human right

  . . . By Jim Sullivan Judging from recent news articles and discussion in the media, treatment privacy has taken center stage as an important topic in the United States.  The release of government secrets by Bradley Manning and  Edward Snowden are currently the highest profile stories about privacy, find but widespread compiling of […]

If I were a rich man (or lady), Yubby dibby dibby dum

If I were a rich man (or lady), Yubby dibby dibby dum

  . . . By Kate Neisewender The question comes up every time there is a Mega Millions Lottery jackpot in excess of $200 or $300 million: what would you do with the money?  I am one of those people who sit around dreaming about being a really rich person, without the pesky detail of […]

If it isn’t raining why do I need flood insurance?

If it isn’t raining why do I need flood insurance?

By Kate Neiswender A few days ago in the newspaper, advice there was a letter from a gentleman who complained that it wasn’t raining, thumb so he shouldn’t have to pay for flood insurance.  The lack of logic in this comment was somewhat appalling.  Using the same logic, patient because I don’t have a fire […]