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  • "Then why did I have to take calpoly's harassment training, which constrains what I can say and who I can say it to? Where are the first amendment people in this context? There is no free speech; what we have is the people in charge trying to foist their opinions and values on those below them. The calpoly admin does not give a crap about your student: they want their money and are hoping your student doesn't sue the school if a campus employee dares exercise their right to free speech."

    jimmy_me commented in:
    Is Cal Poly president all talk and no walk? on 2016-12-05 09:52:55
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  • "If our funding was managed by the State and Feds would it be any better? I believe that Measure J was intended to shift liabilities, not just funding but legal consequences too. If you follow the money this discussion is only to cover for the State's general mismanagement."

    Jorge Estrada commented in:
    Final election results for SLO County on 2016-12-05 09:47:30
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  • "Honest question because I don't know... Mr. Cooper were you as upset when Ahmadinejad spoke at Columbia University a few years back? I believe "Hate Speech" is a dangerous concept that has made it into our legal landscape. But, if you're going to call anything "Hate Speech" wouldn't the the anti-semitic propaganda from him qualify? How about when the the precious kids march through UCLA wearing Hamas gear? Wimp culture is upon us."

    BigRed commented in:
    Is Cal Poly president all talk and no walk? on 2016-12-05 09:19:13
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  • ""Leaches" is probably too kind a term for them. Meet the California Couple who uses more water than every home in Los Angeles combined: http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2016/04/lynda-stewart-resnick-california-water Quote: "The Resnicks aren't just pumping to irrigate their fruit and nut trees—they're also in the business of farming water itself. Their land came with decades-old contracts with the state and federal government that allow them to purchase water piped south by state canals. The Kern Water Bank gave them the ability to store this water and sell it back to the state at a premium in times of drought. According to an investigation by the Contra Costa Times, between 2000 and 2007 the Resnicks bought water for potentially as little as $28 per acre-foot (the amount needed to cover one acre in one foot of water) and then sold it for as much as $196 per acre-foot to the state, which used it to supply other farmers whose Delta supply had been previously curtailed. The couple pocketed more than $30 million in the process.""

    non_sequitur commented in:
    Justin Vineyards donates $100,000 to SLO County nonprofits on 2016-12-05 09:08:27
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  • "As long as i can remember i have walked and ridden bicycles against the flow of traffic even though it is against the law . I want to see vehicles coming near me , for the life of me riding with traffic makes no sense , it is bad enough when people drive right on top of motorcycles tail lamp with no braking room what so ever . bicycles with mirrors is not enough"

    DPINC commented in:
    San Luis Obispo man struck, killed by truck on 2016-12-05 08:43:57
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  • "Sure the building owner and tenant are responsible , but how hard is it with all those objects inside to break out windows and jump out ? At least 90 percent of these people were high on illegal drugs or passed out , the people doing the illegal drugs do have some role in their own deaths"

    DPINC commented in:
    Up to 40 dead in Oakland warehouse fire on 2016-12-05 08:38:55
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  • "There vertually hundreds of reasons that one might legally cross a double yellow line. A "double yellow" line means that traffic in both directions may not cross for the purpose of "passing". The fact that there are two solid yellow lines does not add to the danger of crossing a single solid yellow line. The law does not prohibit crossing a solid yellow line except to pass. An example of a legal reason to cross a double yellow line is while making a left turn. Having said that, I am not defending this guys crossing of a double yellow line at that particular time. I will say that a recently passed law is causing major problems of roads like this. That law is having to stay 3 feet away from bicyclists I ride motorcycles and have passed a group of bicyclists while going down hill. I stayed the required 3 feet away. Shortly after passing them, they caught up with me and passed me on the right without leaving the required 3 feet. Bicyclist.are not required to stay away from motor vehicles but motor vehicles are required to stay away from them."

    topper01 commented in:
    San Luis Obispo man struck, killed by truck on 2016-12-05 08:17:36
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  • "You were " Horrified" that some kid pokes fun at everyone as part of an act. I'm "Horrified" that you are so weak minded that you can't handle an opposing view to your own. Here is an idea snowflake just don't go to the show and find your safe place."

    Jon Tatro commented in:
    Is Cal Poly president all talk and no walk? on 2016-12-05 06:49:18
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  • "If the FPPC rules a violation, the first one to hold responsible for the violation is Ron DeCarli, the Executive Director of SLOCOG. The second to hold responsible are several members of the SLOCOG Board: Supervisors Adam Hill, Bruce Gibson, Frank Mecham and City Council Representatives from Paso Robles Fred Strong, Atascadero Tom O'Malley, SLO Jan Marx, Morro Bay Jamie Irons,Pismo Beach Shelly Higginbotham, Grover Beach John Shoals, and Arroyo Grandi Jim Guthrie. These members gave DeCarli free rein to push for Measure J. And they have the nerve to call it educating...and not advocating! The voters of this county have not figured out they are being 'played!'"

    beacon of light commented in:
    Final election results for SLO County on 2016-12-04 23:50:05
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  • "jimmy_me - if you want you think the Adm. is in charge - HA!! I was appalled at the lack of control over the election outcome and what ensured. As a parent of a Cal Poly student. If you think that some speaker should be banned from coming and people having a "CHOICE" to go hear him --- then I want the damn Professors to keep their political views to themselves - because the students attending their class DON'T have a choice to leave their class without consequences!!! The Professors and other disruptive BRATS need to respect the other students! The Professors need to TEACH their classes - do their job - what our TAXES dollars are paying them to do!!! And for the whiney little babes that were falling apart after the election - what the heck are they going to do when they get JOBS??? Their employers, at least our business, would not allow for them to take off from their work because they could function after their candidate didn't win (waaaaaa). So, now I imagine the same people who where out there with their "hate speech" about the elected President are the same weaklinks that are up in arms about this speaker. OHHHHHH, but if they want to have someone come and rip on the new President....ohhhhh that would be OK by them!! Free Speech...."

    TiaMiaOhMy commented in:
    Is Cal Poly president all talk and no walk? on 2016-12-04 21:46:51
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  • "This is the textbook definition of manslaughter: the crime of killing a human being without malice aforethought, or otherwise in circumstances not amounting to murder. Given that this IDIOT crossed the double yellow to pass and did not ensure that the path was clear is, simply, two examples of how much of an IDIOT he was. SLO District Attorney, I'll be watching this one."

    TaxMeAgain commented in:
    San Luis Obispo man struck, killed by truck on 2016-12-04 21:29:20
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  • "They walked away, because they probably didn't have paperwork to enter without going through proper channels, so they didn't get sued for harassment by the owner and or tenant . Had they gone in then without, people would bitch about that!! Geez."

    BeenThereDoneThat commented in:
    Up to 40 dead in Oakland warehouse fire on 2016-12-04 20:50:13
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  • "Really? On the city of Oakland? They were out there on the 17th last month but couldn't get access. They had been out there other times over the years and had items fixed. CIty had it as warehouse use only and no residential use, hence why they went to check on the 17th. Sounds like same effort as any other city. How about the building owner and his responsibility? How about the guy who put the unit together and his responsibility? Read the link below and EDUCATE yourself!!! Is it comfortable from your armchair playing Monday Q.B. Rambunctious? http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Building-of-fatal-fire-was-known-as-The-10689319.php"

    BeenThereDoneThat commented in:
    Up to 40 dead in Oakland warehouse fire on 2016-12-04 20:44:42
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  • "My understanding is that the invitation came from College Republicans, not the university. There's a simple solution here--if you don't like the speaker, don't attend the speech. Or stand outside quietly, respectfully, with your protest signs. But even this guy has a right to be heard. It's called the First Amendment."

    Dave commented in:
    Is Cal Poly president all talk and no walk? on 2016-12-04 20:18:37
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  • "Ignoring the issue of violating the First Amendment for the moment, if you are calling for Armstrong to "bar" Yiannopoulos from speaking on campus, then do you also support "barring" all forms of bigotry, racism and misogyny on campus? Gansta rap and video games which glorify murder, racism, bigotry, rape, and misogyny come to mind. Interesting that you didn't call from them being played anywhere on campus or campus affiliated organizations (dorm rooms, fraternities houses, etc.). Could it be that you are a hypocrite who is permissive of some formats of hate speech while condemning only selective ones?"

    Kidholm commented in:
    Is Cal Poly president all talk and no walk? on 2016-12-04 19:44:42
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  • "It is frightening-truly frightening, to picture someone like you as a parent. I think they call things like this "accidents" for a reason. I find your need for vengeance alarming. The article strongly hints at a lack of drug or alcohol use."

    circlingthedrain commented in:
    San Luis Obispo man struck, killed by truck on 2016-12-04 19:24:44
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  • "Hubner has to go. All the indicators are that Hubner simply isn't the man for the job: can't handle the smell, goes in to work only about 4 hours a week, provoked long-suffering loyal employees into unionizing for the first time since 1965, denied promised promotions causing employees to appeal to the Board, placed a trailer without permits in the way of planned expansion, and takes action requiring ongoing legal costs in the tens of thousands every month. The Board hired him with the expectation that at his high salary he would be competent to manage projects. Not so. Every project to date has been contracted out. He actually gets PAID, with benefits and expenses $15,000 a month to create this trail of devastation. Amazing how much harm one man can do in just six months."

    discloser commented in:
    Sanitation district administrator accused of racism on 2016-12-04 18:53:33
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  • "No surprise. The CSU and campus administration is run by conservative white males. There are a few females around in higher positions, but they suck up to the people running the show. Here's the message the admin is giving to students: Free speech is OK when the people in charge are doing the speaking, not necessarily when anyone else speaks. It's evident that corruption goes hand-in-hand with hypocrisy. Welcome to calpoly. Welcome to the CSU. Welcome to the world."

    jimmy_me commented in:
    Is Cal Poly president all talk and no walk? on 2016-12-04 18:30:07
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  • "The irrepressible urge of the left to censor speech with which they disagree is on full display here. The unsubstantiated description of the truths Yiannopoulos talks about as "hate speech" is ridiculous. The First Amendment has nothing in it about what kinds of speech are allowed, and the leftist term "hate speech" is nowhere to be found in the Constitution. That Mr. Cooper attempts to sugarcoat this blatant example of intolerance by suggesting it is to "improve the campus environment" is laughable. Ending censorship of ideas would certainly improve the campus environment. Perhaps if the students, adults, presumably, were exposed to ideas other than those of the mostly leftist faculty they would not feel the need to wear diaper safety pins and look for places safe from rough truths."

    jonhartz commented in:
    Is Cal Poly president all talk and no walk? on 2016-12-04 18:27:59
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