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  • "The first casualty of war is the truth... in this case the truth died before the war began... how many more years of funding a war are we suppose to accept?... we just removed ourselves from a 20 year war embarrassingly so less than a year ago... It is interesting though that for the most part liberals have turned pro war and conservatives turned anti war... who would have ever thunk that...."

    Rambunctious commented in:
    Ukrainians deserve our help, support, gratitude on 2023-01-28 16:47:43
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  • "I am all for strict enforcement of DUI laws. My grandparents were killed by a drunk driver many years ago. However, the checkpoint described in this article goes far beyond a simple “DUI” checkpoint. Depending upon what is DEMANDED of the driver (as opposed to what is CONSENSUAL), the stop is almost certainly a violation of the 4th and 5th amendments. This is the USA, not Russia where authorities can stop anyone, anytime, for any reason (or as in this case no reason) and demand “PAPERS!”."

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    San Luis Obispo police holding DUI checkpoint on Friday night on 2023-01-28 12:19:39
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  • "Can’t wait to see all the negative votes from the “Conservatives”. A pretzel and a circle are both an unending loop. Only one requires twists, turns, and contortions to get back to where they started. ***************** With all this talk about the supposed strain in relations [with the Soviet Union], there is an inference that somehow it is our fault. But we didn't kill Russian civilians by shooting down a civilian airplane. We didn't attempt to conquer an adjacent country to ours. We didn't walk out on negotiations and refuse to give a date for when we would resume. Ronald Reagan But in the West today, we see a free world that has achieved a level of prosperity and well-being unprecedented in all human history. In the Communist world, we see failure, technological backwardness, declining standards of health, even want of the most basic kind - too little food. Even today, the Soviet Union still cannot feed itself. After these four decades, then, there stands before the entire world one great and inescapable conclusion: Freedom leads to prosperity. Freedom replaces the ancient hatreds among the nations with comity and peace. Freedom is the victor. Ronald Reagan It is the Soviet Union that runs against the tide of history . . . . [It is] the march of freedom and democracy which will leave Marxism-Leninism on the ash heap of history, as it has left other tyrannies which stifle the freedom and muzzle the self-expression of the people. Ronald Reagan It is the Soviet Union that runs against the tide of human history by denying human freedom and human dignity to its citizens. Ronald Reagan"

    MrYan commented in:
    Ukrainians deserve our help, support, gratitude on 2023-01-28 11:47:06
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  • "dscott's comment is a bunch of typical partisan politican BS. Corrupt politicians try to frame every single issue as "liberal vs conservative" and "left vs right" and Russia is no exception. The fact is there is bipartisan support for Ukraine and against Russia. Saying this is a "liberal" issue is trying to stoke political hatred and fear to make the Ukraine war a wedge issue and score cheap political points for one party or the other. Ronald Reagan is no doubt rolling over in his grave to see the small but vocal group of "Republicans" in Name Only make excuses for Putin and coddle him."

    paragon commented in:
    Ukrainians deserve our help, support, gratitude on 2023-01-28 11:20:14
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  • "isoslo obviously stands for isolationist slo. How'd that work out in WW2? Early US isolationism was well known to have been a significant contributor to how drawn out and deadly World War Two was, and many believe WW2 may have been avoided if the US had not been isolationist so early on."

    paragon commented in:
    Ukrainians deserve our help, support, gratitude on 2023-01-28 11:14:34
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  • "Interesting that this one simple comment supporting Ukraine got almost 100 down votes, which is way out of proportion to other votes on here. Nice try, Ivan, with your little voting script to game the numbers on here to seemingly support your commie pro-russian cause."

    paragon commented in:
    Ukrainians deserve our help, support, gratitude on 2023-01-28 11:11:38
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  • "A lot to read and digest but stomach says why does the USA always foot the bill and fight for other countries when the countries close to the fight never put out more than the USA to stop the fighting. We deplete our defense supply and money and I don't see other countries helping us out like we do them. Example is Mexico helping us stop the invasion to our country no they actually give them a free pass thru their country thus helping the invasion. Get a grip people until we totally put our country first and help others after we are doomed to defeat"

    mullyman commented in:
    Ukrainians deserve our help, support, gratitude on 2023-01-28 11:00:46
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  • "Question. How does your solution save or create more water storage to benefit all? If government officials cared, they would have addressed this growing problem in California years ago. Their greed for power, control and shallow thinking with environmental emotion is the problem. It's normal for California to have wet and dry seasons. They have plagued this state for decades at a time and will continue too. Nothing wrong with building more reservoirs that come with multiple benefits..."

    commonsenseguy commented in:
    Most of SLO County is no longer in drought on 2023-01-28 10:04:26
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  • "Good news for now. But we need to get continued average rainfall for the remainder of the winter and Spring. As long as it continues, the ground water basins will be filled, along with all of the reservoirs within our county. As I stated before, next winter they're calling for a moderate to strong El Nino at this point which usually means above average rainfall for us. Let's pray that forecast is true. It's high time our politicians come up with a better plan to capture some of the water that runs into the ocean during our wet years. There are huge watersheds in our state. Lake Nacimiento is a great example of this. Look how fast it has filled. Cut bureaucracy and work the environment for the better that benefits all. There's room for all to work together to make this happen. Water is life. The farmer's, environmentalist, politicians, and each of us need to quickly come to a consensus going forward."

    commonsenseguy commented in:
    Most of SLO County is no longer in drought on 2023-01-28 09:46:02
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  • "Water banking. There is an ordonnance that forbid water banking. This is the new lie about gibson.:he has no desire to bank the water.The board removed Peshong from the Paso basin comitee because mr peshong did absolutly nothing to protect our water. So no, we are not going to sell the water to other counties. THE NEW BOARD MAJORITY is going to protect this Paso waterand make sure that it is a community asset."

    varian08 commented in:
    SLO County’s new board majority launch their agenda on 2023-01-28 07:55:41
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  • "Let us list the wars of the Russian Federation and it’s mercenaries under Putin: 1991–1993 First Nagorno-Karabakh War; 1991–1993 Georgian Civil War; 1991–1992 South Ossetian War; 1992–1993 War in Abkhazia; 1992 Transnistria War; 1992 East Prigorodny Conflict; 1992–1997 Tajikistani Civil War; 1994–1996 First Chechen War; 1999 War of Dagestan; 1999–2009 Second Chechen War; 2008 Russo-Georgian War; 2009–2017 Insurgency in the North Caucasus; 2014–2020 Second Libyan Civil War; 2014–present Russo-Ukrainian War (three separate invasions, appeasing a tyrant does not work); 2015–present Russian military intervention in the Syrian Civil War; 2018–present Central African Republic Civil War; 2020–present Second Nagorno-Karabakh war. Does anyone seriously think Putin is going to be stopped through pacifism, space travel and wishful thinking? The Ukrainians are beating Putin without US troops! Slava Ukraini (Glory to Ukraine) Heroiam slava! (Glory to the heroes!) The Ukrainians are actual heroes compared to the flag wavers on the Vineyard Drive overpass and THEIR hero "bone spur" Trump. Actually defending western civilization and democracy while Noam Chomsky and the People's Daily hype some dated Vietnam War era anti-US stupid regurgitations."

    mazin commented in:
    Ukrainians deserve our help, support, gratitude on 2023-01-28 04:12:19
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  • ""The only way to stop war is to avoid participation in all wars." Why didn't I think of that! "Ukraine, I know your house got broken into and the home intruder assaulted your roomates but you should try talking to him. Don't fight back or call the police, it'll only escalate the situation!" “Okay yeah maybe it was wrong for that putin guy to break into that other guy’s house to try and kill his family, but we need to just at least let the guy have his living room or else he might get mad at us and that would be scary” -Some guy living in another city. "Imagine someone broke into your flat, took your kids, declared a room was theirs, and then destroyed the flat because you angrily banged on the door"."

    kettle commented in:
    Ukrainians deserve our help, support, gratitude on 2023-01-27 21:53:57
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  • "BS. For the next two months. Adelaide isnt a water district. Therefore, the wealthy own the water we all need under their feet unregulated pumping for any reason. Firestone brewery uses Salinas water; the drought will be here again in September. The wells are still dry 900ft down. Vineyards are over pumping; the sole problem are vineyards, breweries; business, and 1% of rich house owners. You can't pump ground water without recharging equal amounts and expect to have a creek, a river, an ecosystem, a lake, a spring. You can't. At all. No exceptions. We ruined a 10000 year old water table in 75 years more like the last 20 due to politics, wealth, and lobbying, greed and insane trends and alcohol. Solution; everyone is a journalist in America. Use it, share it. Some gov officials care."

    kevin rise commented in:
    Most of SLO County is no longer in drought on 2023-01-27 18:26:12
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  • ""Russia was our ally until the so-called “left” began stoking hatred and fear of Russia" Russia was a U.S. ally for exactly four years, from 1941-1945 in the effort to eliminate the Nazis from the world stage. As soon as WWII was over, the communists immediately became the enemy again, as they had been ever since the victory of the Bolsheviks in 1917. You may forget that in the 1920's Americans who had any association with Russia were vilified—i.e. Jack Reed and Emma Goldman, among many. In the 50's, after the war, McCarthy and Nixon went after anyone who had any allegiance to communists, blacklisting some of the best artists in Hollywood at the time—Dalton Trumbo, who wrote Spartacus, for one. The Cold War lasted until the late 80's, but even into the 90's and 2000's, the U.S. could never be considered allies with Russia. We negotiated several nuclear treaties with the Russians and were probably more friendly with them when Yeltsin was in power. However, since the rise of the KGB thug Vladimir Putin, the U.S. has absolutely not been friendly with Russia—despite the fact that the dolt, Donald Trump, said he believed Putin over his own national intelligence—a permanent stain on U.S. foreign relations. I see the Ukrainian war in simple terms. An authoritarian government is trying to take over a democratically elected government. There was a time when all Americans agreed that democracy had to be defended, both here and abroad. When I look at today's Republican Party and some of their arguments against funding for Ukraine, I'm not so sure that is still the case."

    Adam Trask commented in:
    Ukrainians deserve our help, support, gratitude on 2023-01-27 15:23:00
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  • "I am whole heartedly in support of this escalation of war, we need to build the weapons and send the soldiers to fight this campaign for the political and connected class. War and suffering is a small price to pay for a financial windfall for those on the right and the left. Putin, we are on team zelenski and we will chant USA USA as we send him the expensive equipment without restriction."

    Travis from SLO commented in:
    Ukrainians deserve our help, support, gratitude on 2023-01-27 13:38:03
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