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Bring it (Ebola) on… Over

Bring it (Ebola) on… Over

   

California: No Reason to Register as a member of a Political Party—So Few Do

California: No Reason to Register as a member of a Political Party—So Few Do

Editor’s Note: Maybe this is the best reason, low voter turnout, to rid ourselves of Proposition 14 which brought us open primary. Prop. 14 is killing off third parties, eliminating anyone identified as Libertarian or Green Party for example of ever making it on to the final ballot. It is cheating the voters. By Stephen […]

Examiner editorial: Rob McCoy for Assembly District 44

Examiner editorial: Rob McCoy for Assembly District 44

    By Los Angeles Examiner source: http://www.losangelesregister.com/articles/mccoy-604995-irwin-assembly.html   Ballotpedia lists races in only eight of California’s 80 Assembly districts to be either competitive or mildly competitive. One of those races is in the 44th, which includes the Ventura County cities of Camarillo, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Oxnard, Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village. In March, Democrat Jacqui […]

$209,000 Add-on to Water Hikes in Ventura? For plants or patrols?

$209,000 Add-on to Water Hikes in Ventura? For plants or patrols?

By Camille Harris Should Ventura city staff be allowed to spend another $209,000 for additional water/code enforcement personnel and two new vehicles, when citizens already reduced their usage of water by 307,383,652 gallons this past year? The effort to save resources calls for everyone to unite as volunteers, not hire a few more public employees […]

The Law of Karma – by David Lourie

The Law of Karma – by David Lourie

The Law Of Karma The intention behind what you think, cure say and do comes back to you. By David Lourie The Law Of Karma states that for each of your intentional actions (karma), there is a corresponding consequence, or ‘fruit’ (vipaka) that comes back to you.   Naturally, it’s the fruit that people are most […]

A VIEW FROM THE MIDDLE by David Lourie – A Response to “Socialism Has Never Worked and Can’t “

A VIEW FROM THE MIDDLE by David Lourie – A Response to “Socialism Has Never Worked and Can’t “

  Regarding Michael Greer’s editorial, “Why Socialism Has Never Worked and Can’t,” By David Lourie I agree with the author that Socialism doesn’t work because it goes against human nature.  No argument there. In Karl Marx’s “Das Kapital,” the treatise that defined and established the original Socialist movement, he miscalculated human nature almost as profoundly […]

Coolness – from Dharma the Cat

Coolness – from Dharma the Cat

I grew up in an age when the word “cool” was just beginning to make its way into the language of pop culture. In the decades since then I have come to understand the meaning of the word in spiritual terms, from a Buddhist perspective. A person is `cool’ when he or she is free […]

Pension Reform Suspended- Statement by VC Taxpayers Association on removal of Initiative from ballot

Pension Reform Suspended- Statement by VC Taxpayers Association on removal of Initiative from ballot

    Pension Reform Suspended   People have the right to petition their government.  It is a bedrock principle of our democracy and this flawed ruling silences the voice of tens of thousands of Ventura County residents who desired nothing more than the right to be heard. It is appalling to be stripped of this opportunity.  For the […]

A Choice for all Kids

A Choice for all Kids

    Nobel peace prize winning Milton Friedman had a passion for education. That’s why he was such a strong proponent of school choice. He knew that free-market forces more than anything else, would and could improve education. School choice doesn’t benefit the rich, it benefits the poor.  Larry Sand, president of California Teachers Empowerment […]

Development infrastructure costs subsidized by existing taxpayers

Development infrastructure costs subsidized by existing taxpayers

By Larry Stein The city charges developers certain impact fees for new construction. I contend that the fees charged are insufficient, leaving taxpayers having to pay the difference via General Fund expenditures or debt service on their utility or property tax bills. The following table illustrates the impact 3,000 single family homes with 3,4 and […]