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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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c5 January 31, 2014 at 08:26 am
These lanes do not speed up traffic, they just add to the coffers of the transportation authority.Read More Also, the economic track record of privately funded toll roads indicate that not nearly as many people will pay to use them as are projected.
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gavilan February 12, 2014 at 12:40 pm
@Cathy: I believe the truck has two compartments and the hopper that the stuff goes into has a largeRead More gate that shifts back and forth -- one side and the green goes in; shift the gate and the mixed recyclables go in...
theresa February 24, 2014 at 11:10 am
today's communication from CCSWA: Good Morning… In a previous e-mail, I stated that theRead More CCCSWA had employed an independent consulting firm to evaluate and report on the allegations made regarding our, and Republic Services’, handling of greenwaste and alternative daily cover within our service area. The firm of Intelliwaste, who has experience in these types of investigations, researched and prepared the attached report. Please click on the below link, and scroll thru, to find the CCCSWA staff report dealing with this matter, the report itself and its executive summary as well as the 400 pages of documents Intelliwaste reviewed to determine their findings. Thank you for your interest in the CCCSWA’s greenwaste programs. In the future franchise contract period, for which the Board of Directors is now planning—March 2015 through February 2025—the Board, long before the current allegations surfaced, had directed all greenwaste within our service area to be composted so as this resource can be appropriately managed for environmental sustainability. http://www.wastediversion.org/files/managed/Document/1831/Staff%20Report_IntelliWaste%20Final%20Report%20and%20Exhibits.pdf Paul Morsen Executive Director Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority
theresa February 24, 2014 at 11:11 am
Stuart Steinberg January 25, 2014 at 02:58 pm
The Grand Jury should really be watching the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office and theRead More Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office. Over the past couple of years, these offices exemplified real criminal behavior in our community. Public trust must be re-instated for the community good.
Dozens of people attended the Wednesday evening hearing on the Lafayette Terraces project
White Rabbit January 22, 2014 at 10:25 pm
What's happening in Lafayette is happening in Orinda. Semi-rural? Not any more.
Richard S. Colman January 23, 2014 at 09:12 am
Orinda is being wrecked by the same forces that are ruining Lafayette. In Princeton, New Jersey, aRead More developer built 48 high-priced homes. Since 2012, only seven of the 48 of the Princeton homes have sold. (See Ronda Kaysen's article in The New York Times, print edition, of January 22, 2014). Princeton is a high-income city, very much like Orinda and Lafayette. --Richard Colman, Orinda, California.
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