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  • "Racial equality is legislated, because it's socially not observed. Some may say that bias exist because racial equality is institutionalized. I argue that inequalities existed long before racial equality became a issue. Personally, I'd strive for racial transparency, since "equality" is a difficult concept to quantify or measure. Everything in nature seeks balance, racial inequality is no different."

    charles805 commented in:
    Is Cal Poly San Luis Obispo promoting racial discrimination? on 2021-10-18 01:08:57
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  • "Couple of questions- Why does it need to be a police officer to get someone to stop doing whatever that was socially incorrect? Why can't certain individuals heed the advice of a private citizen? I rather not have the police (campus police included) respond to frivolous calls, such as these. I consider having anything thrown at my person as assault. Especially, since in context, it was unfriendly and not anticipated. This guy was practically screaming for attention, probably to cause a scene. I mean, why on earth would someone take down something adorning property that doesn't belong to him? I, suppose, common sense or common courtesy (or both) is a oxymoron in Mr. Catlett's case."

    charles805 commented in:
    Dust-up over man removing ribbons in San Luis Obispo and officer on 2021-10-18 00:38:35
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  • "I hear you, I know from experience what you are saying. Arm yourself, with something, not necessarily a firearm (unless you get training and get your mind right with it). NOTE: The police have “no duty to protect” per SCOTUS. Look it up. In all fairness, the cops can’t be everywhere, they are not supposed to be body guards. They do the best they can with the resources allotted to them."

    derasmus commented in:
    Bicycle thefts remain rampant in SLO, though cases decreasing on 2021-10-17 14:30:03
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  • "" that he was going to f’g cut my head off. I called the SLOPD. They would not respond, basically “tell us something we don’t know”. " Finish your story, he had no weapon and you gave him your 2k bike. I call bullshit, a felony that never happened. I have lived here for decades, the police always respond to threats of decapitation + felony theft."

    kettle commented in:
    Bicycle thefts remain rampant in SLO, though cases decreasing on 2021-10-17 12:04:31
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  • "Dream on. These thefts are de facto legal, in SF they call it "hunter/gatherer" culture, Heidi's SLO, she's still running the show just trying to stay below the FBI's corruption radar, isn't far behind and may be trying to be ahead. The police have no reason to waste time on this type of operation when the thieves will not even spend the night of their arrest in jail. If the SLOPD won't respond to a homeless person chasing me because I walk by and won't talk to him bicycle thefts will mot be responded to. The homeless now own this town and believe me they know it. Paso and Atascadero somehow keep them in check but SLO is Mad Max country, open lawlessness and no law enforcement."

    obispan commented in:
    Bicycle thefts remain rampant in SLO, though cases decreasing on 2021-10-17 11:41:01
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  • "The bike thefts are out of control. An I-Tag would be helpful. It seems like a voluntary low-cost registration with basic info about the bike, a photo, a picture of the owner, and an identifying mark inscribed somewhere not readily noticeable on the bike, would got a long way to helping recover these bikes. But the city claimed it could not do this for various reasons."

    womanwhohasbeenthere commented in:
    Bicycle thefts remain rampant in SLO, though cases decreasing on 2021-10-16 20:29:11
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  • "My $2,000 dollar bike was stolen last year and the SLOPD wouldn't even take a report. I dropped my truck off last week at the shop @ 7am Weds and as I was walking home up Higuera Street a homeless man demanded to know what time it was. As I walked past, and faster, he told to slow down so he could talk to me. I ended up running with him chasing me and yelling that he was going to f'g cut my head off. I called the SLOPD. They would not respond, basically "tell us something we don't know". The criminals are free to steal and they are free to chase and threaten to kill you. Defund the police, not because they are doing something, because they are doing nothing. I don't go downtown and I drive everywhere, no walking, no bicycling, and guess what, no shopping. And I have my Amazon purchases sent to my work so SLO gets no tax revenue."

    obispan commented in:
    Bicycle thefts remain rampant in SLO, though cases decreasing on 2021-10-16 20:21:53
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  • "The Teachers put up with and teach your Children!!!! Holy crap! No one bitches about administrator pay! The administration doesn’t ever, and I mean ever, come in contact with your children! You know what the administration does? They make the teachers lives a living hell!! They call stupid meetings, forcing teachers to sit through these meetings to learn a new “program” that they bought for thousands of dollars, because the last one was 2 years old! Not only that, these meetings are run by consultants who have spent less time in the classroom than the teachers! Teachers have to have credentials to even apply for the job, yet the administration treats them like they need a constant re-education. If you want to bitch about the school district budget, cut all of the fat off the top. It doesn’t have to be this hard. Reading, writing, arithmetic and history!"

    DonDiego commented in:
    Paso Robles teachers protest for higher pay on 2021-10-16 20:08:15
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  • "A starting certificated teacher teaching inmates at CMC makes 10k more than a top step Paso teacher and have a much better retirement and free health insurance for life. Several quality Paso teachers have left to work at the prisons. You tell me that teaching inmates is of more value to society than teaching our kids. This is embarrassing school board get your act together."

    Jon Tatro commented in:
    Paso Robles teachers protest for higher pay on 2021-10-16 19:15:25
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  • "Science is settled? I don’t believe you understand the scientific method. Yes there compelling evidence abounds but with the scientific method if you can shoot any holes in a theory then it is just that, a theory or hypothesis . Therefore the case is not settled. So, why then did the Romans grow Piedmont grape varietals in Scotland almost 2k years ago? They don’t grow there now. It’s because global climate has changed over centuries without an industrial revolution. Why are there still so many qualified scientists (phd’s ) from prestigious institutions that question the notion that (not that the temp has increased in the last century and a half), but the notion that climate temperature rise is all or completely man made? Perhaps man is only partially responsible? Why did the “science” predict the next ice age in the early 1970’ s (as predicted on the cover of Time Magazine)? Why was Stanford professor Dr. Paul Erhlich so off in his prediction of a coming Malthusian crunch. He was wrong, way off, but lots of pop media promulgated his thesis from his book “population Bomb” I am not a meteorologist or physicist but I understand the scientific method and still have questions. Is that OK with you Adam, having questions about stuff that is “accepted” as almost a religion? Hence, a strong hypothesis yes, I’ll concede that, you are correct, but the case is NOT CLOSED. Follow science, not political science."

    derasmus commented in:
    SLO County Clerk Recorder error leads to Tribune correction on 2021-10-16 17:22:59
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  • "Clearly you don’t know any teachers Matt, the number you state includes retirement and health insurance but more importantly they spend 8 hrs at school then go home and grade for 3-4 hrs every night and then lesson plan for the next day. I get it you don’t like your job at Walmart but those are the choices you made."

    Jon Tatro commented in:
    Paso Robles teachers protest for higher pay on 2021-10-16 16:40:57
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  • "The belief the sun rotated around the earth was definitely not settled "science" since what the church was saying had zero basis in "science." It is not only Al Gore who believes that pumping tons of carbon into the atmosphere is problematic, but virtually every climate scientist on the planet believes the same thing. There is no debate across the rest of the world. It's only in America where a small group of contrarians seem to believe the status quo is acceptable. This is the product of big oil's control over our economy. I totally agree we should be working together to put an end to the burning of fossil fuels. It absolutely should not be about liberal or conservative, but, unfortunately, conservatives have made it that way, and Mr. Hayward is a perfect example of someone who simply wants to stir up the pot. I guess he must get paid pretty well to spout his nonsense at right-wing campaign events."

    Adam Trask commented in:
    SLO County Clerk Recorder error leads to Tribune correction on 2021-10-16 16:09:12
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  • "1. Paso Teachers made over $99K (on average) total compensation in 2019. I don't think it's fair to just evaluate base salary when we're talking about public sector jobs -- we need to evaluate the whole package. 2. Teachers work 185 days/year. I also accept that many teachers work more than their contracted time. This is in-line with private industry exempt positions, which require extra work to 'get the job done' 3. Estimating that teachers work a full 8 hour day, for 185 days/year, Paso teachers average total compensation of roughly $67/hour. 4. Evaluate for yourself whether this is appropriate. Backing up my comments: https://www.mediafire.com/file/scubj6mc1sgbtnx/PR_TeacherSalary_2019.csv/file"

    matt55353 commented in:
    Paso Robles teachers protest for higher pay on 2021-10-16 14:40:16
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  • "The scientists the church persecuted were arguing against what was then settled science. The idea that Al Gore's take on global warming is settled science is ludicrous. I believe scientists will find more and more out about the causes, which are likely more than one, and the best ways to fight it. To make this about conservative or liberal is moronic. This is about our planet and it is time to work together."

    JordanJ commented in:
    SLO County Clerk Recorder error leads to Tribune correction on 2021-10-16 13:07:21
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  • "Bell curves are greats for stats, but are not appropriate for applying the law. Laws should apply to all of us equally. Besides why give the Cal Poly Foundation more money. Give the dough to the City to cover the extra paint for bike paths and “Share the Road” signs. Cal Poly is always free to kick offending students out of school."

    MrYan commented in:
    Bicycle thefts remain rampant in SLO, though cases decreasing on 2021-10-16 12:55:38
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  • "The problem with this analogy is that when the church was persecuting scientists, the broad majority of the people were illiterate and not able to decide for themselves. Today, we have copious evidence that climate change is real and that the burning of fossil fuels is the culprit. The science is settled and most educated people accept it. This Hayward guy is simply a contrarian who wants to make a name for himself in right-wing circles."

    Adam Trask commented in:
    SLO County Clerk Recorder error leads to Tribune correction on 2021-10-16 11:52:49
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  • "We have better Code Enforcement Officers than we ever have. But quite frankly if this Camping ordinance is passed by the Board of Supervisors, the Code Enforcement Officers would not be able to handle the additional work. With the work load they are currently dealing with it would be an “accident waiting to happen.” They are currently working with a property owner in the Los Berros Canyon (Arroyo Grande) who has allowed illegal camping, with limited sanitary facilities, on their property for years. And this is not the only one they are dealing with. These property owners have gone before the 3/26/2021 County Hearing Officer and Cannabis Abatement Hearing Board and were cited. https://slocounty.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?meta_id=402695 . But once cited the issue is not corrected immediately. It is a slow process to get the property owners to comply. Knowing that Code Enforcement is already impacted with their current case load, I would imagine unscrupulous property owners would take advantage of this fact. If they are allowed two, why not four. Who is going to stop them?"

    Colleen Phelan commented in:
    SLO County may allow landowners to rent out campsites on 2021-10-16 10:08:49
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  • "Maybe institute bicycle licensing. Coupled with Grand theft felony charges since these bikes are worth over $950. Maybe then we could pay for the bike lanes we’re adding everywhere. Sounds like PD spends a lot of time and expense running down bike thieves. License fees would internalize the costs of “biking” on the central coast. We spend a lot of dough facilitating biking in our county. It is time bicyclists directly help to offset these costs. This is just one example of the need."

    MrYan commented in:
    Bicycle thefts remain rampant in SLO, though cases decreasing on 2021-10-16 08:21:18
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