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El Super Xolo April 11, 2014 at 09:49 am
BART is run by elected board members! they have lied to the public and to employees, hired a unionRead More busting adviser who took them for a ride and ultimately lost a battle with a strong union. Why does the GM deserve a raise? if months ago they were crying poverty? voters get what they elect, remember this come June !
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dorthy manser April 9, 2014 at 02:27 pm
Thank you, Amy. I've also had a very hard time figuring out how to confront this issue. It isRead More difficult when it becomes apparent that it just isn't nonsense anymore, it's dangerous nonsense. People will literally die if the anti-vaxx crowd is successful at convincing people not to vaccinate their kids. Potentially a lot of people. When you combine that with the stupidity, outright lies and paranoia displayed by celebrity spokes-people like Jenny McCarthy it becomes really hard to maintain ones composure (oops, I just lost mine). I suppose it's best to treat everyone as one would treat a good friend who is skeptical of modern medicine and scared for their children. As far as the black helicopter people go, I'm not sure what can be done to convince them, since they invariably believe that any data not conforming to their beliefs must the due to a conspiracy of some kind. I've known a lot of publicly funded scientists over the years, and the idea that they could all somehow be conspiring to harm public health in order to enrich corporations is ludicrous and insulting. Part of the problem is that as a result of reasonable skepticism of expert opinion, many people have decided that there is no such thing. Or, even worse, they pick people who have zero expertise but who are good at manipulating their fears. So now we have a huge population of scientifically illiterate people who no longer trust doctors, but are willing to put all their faith in internet scam artists like the "Health Ranger". This can't end well.
Lisbeth Allen April 9, 2014 at 04:22 pm
Costco makes millions off of supplements. Flip through their monthly magazine. Every other page isRead More some supplement for which people have no need. Not only are we a nation of consumers, we are a nation of gullible consumers.
Edward April 9, 2014 at 09:44 pm
I received my case of measels in 1967 in the ARMY at Fort Sill, Oaklahoma. When they startedRead More offering for my children I chose the imunization for them and now Public Schools Require them in California. Home Schooling by anti-vaxx parents will be the first ones to catch the bugs from "out of state" or "out of country" (Like UC Berkley with 14,000 of them) anti-vaxx or could not get the Vaxx.. TB is on the rise from the "out of county" rich kids at our colleges also. TB was eradicated in the U.S. 30 years ago but now it is back and we no longer give imunizations for it.
Unfiltered Steve Simoneau March 31, 2014 at 01:12 pm
$183K? Valero made at least ten times that in profit during the violation period. This simply looksRead More like the BAAQMD needed some extra funding and tapped an easy source. $100 tickets from fireplace violators just take too long to add up!
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GDE March 3, 2014 at 01:00 pm
No, i speak for my opinions. If I meant what you wrote, I would have writen that.
GDE March 3, 2014 at 02:30 pm
@ Kids Dad -- Just to elaborate on the idea of ND doing it right. 1) The oil boom is going to end 2)Read More ND infrastructure is poor (housing, education) 3) ND is not California (you can always return, once you find ND is not heaven)
Out and About March 5, 2014 at 08:40 pm
If that is true stop using GDE as your handle, you are not doing that no group any favors.
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Chris Kapsalis January 23, 2014 at 03:45 am
I'm not from here? Try again. Also I only give my opinions. Or make an observation. But I do try notRead More bring it to the level you just did and be respectful to others views. And "Many others"? It is so easy to read an article and not look at comments. Also I rarely comment on Patch anymore. But, if my commenting bothers you so much you felt the need to say so here, believe me we have bigger things to talk about, issues to talk about, than some guy like me who comments too much.. imo anyway.
Chris Kapsalis January 23, 2014 at 03:46 am
Also I only speak for myself. I am the conscience of no one else.
Patrick J. McNamara January 23, 2014 at 06:50 am
Very incomplete reporting. "Three cities received a 'B,' four cities got a 'C,' three citiesRead More earned a 'D' and eight cities were tagged with an 'F.' " Which cities were these? It's helpful to see which cities the Lung Ass'n would have our leaders strive to be more like, and which city we should be less like. What is annoying and tiresome to me is government busy-bodies concerning themselves with people's personal habits and personal life (or life-shortening) decisions.