Comments by Darin Boville
Hereâ€™s my two cents on the copyright issue. First, as for my own videos and photographs, no matter whether they are published on Coastsider, Montara Fog, or in any other form--they are copyrighted. Why? Because I am the one who created those works. I am the one who paid for those works. Artists and content providers arenâ€™t reverse charities. While there may be little to no hope of monetary gain from holding the copyright to certain works--such as government meetings--the principle still…
Ahhh, you should try it with a high fever!
Kevin, You wrote: "Here are the endorsements I referred to above: Rich Gordon endorsed Merrilees, Lieberman, and Ptacek. " This is news to me. When did Rich Gordon endorse candidates for election? You also wrote: "That statement was based on the premise that most MidCoast residents donâ€™t want to see another 3400 houses crammed into an area where the infrastructure (roads, schools, waters and sewer) are already overburdened (see link below). " I think that is close to the mark. But it fails…
Hi Kevin, I know you don't agree with Neil Merrilee's views but are you hinting that something subversive is going on? If so, I don't see it. Neil, as you point out, won with 29.1% of the vote in a five-way race. I believe that was the second highest percentage for a candidate in an MCC election ever, only bettered by a tiny fraction by April Vargas in a four-way race, way back when. He was also endorsed by the whole spectrum of the coastside political establishment--the League for Coastside Protection,…
Hey! Drop the camera all you want but be nice to my tripod! :)
Here's a point I'm confused on.
According to the SF Chronicle, the Keenan bought the property in 1993. But the city projects that he claims led to the man-made wetlands occurred in the early 1980s--ten years earlier.
Is that right?
So the wetlands existed at the time Keenan bought the property?
The stories can be found at the following web addresses for KCBS and the County Times. Here you go:
It was a promotional flight for a restored jetliner. A poster on the other chat site has links to news reports.
Sorry I missed it!
I think Neil was saying that there was "selective culling"--if that is the case that would suggest that it wasn't Caltrans...
I noticed we had what looked like over-the-hill union guys with Cilia signs staking out the school. They arrived on trucks earlier with many signs on board. When I got near the guy I overheard him talking on his phone to others in his organization, apparently located at other sites nearby. Don't know if this is an actual organized labor sort of thing but it looks like it. The reason I mention this is (having been raised in northern, highly-unionized, Ohio) I think it is a common tactic to remove…
Don't worry about me on the Internet. I've been active online since the late 1980's or so, before the Web, before America Online was formed, etc.
I know how it works. :)
For the record, and I'm the last person to defend Brian Ginna, but he has posted on TalkAbout that he believes in signing posts with his real name. Now, maybe that has changed, I don't know.
But your general point is, I think, correct. You get a clear sense that there's a lot of multiple posting going on.
Hey Ken, Nice data! One thing interesting (unusual, I think) about our district is that the demographic groups "disadvantaged" and "Hispanic" are essentially the same groups. Is that true for the other districts you cite above? To me the big obstacle is language skill. According to the tests only a tiny handful of kids at Farallone View (for example) are not "proficient" in English (i.e. are in the Language learner demographic category). But I know from my first-hand experiences there over the last…
Any idea what it costs to buy a place like LaDiDa? I'm curious.
Thanks for the comments.
To answer a question: It might be hard to see due to the JPEG compression but the colored light on the horizon is a ship and the white dot of light that you can see between the branches is Venus. The more you look the more you see!
I was there, too, from 8:30 to 10:30. I walked through Wavecrest then headed north past the Poplar parking area. The harriers are all in the field along the paved portion--at least four of them. Lots of kites (they seem to hate my video camera--maybe the tripod is freaking them out?). A blue heron also arrived at about 10:00--not the usual one--this one was *very* skittish when I got anywhere inside of 150 feet or so...very cool.
Ken's not kidding--and this isn't a "birder's only" sort of thing. I was down there Tuesday shooting video and it was almost too much--everywhere I looked there were large raptors doing their thing. Ken's the expert, not me, but the harriers you can pick out easily by the big white spot at the base of their tale and by the amazing, fighter-jet-like flying technique they use. They zoom over the ground, just above grass level looking for prey and make these improbable-looking, hairpin, twisty turns…
If you can't make the event check out Costco for ultra-cheap fluorescent bulbs--they are subtracting the PG&E;discount at the register--for the price of dinner for one you can convert your whole house...(I was so excited I overbought, I think...)
It lives/lived in the dead tree in the field near the Poplar Beach parking lot. I don't know who banded it--anyone?
Also, if you look closely at the image (especially the larger version) you can see that it was raining fairly heavily.
>>Why all of the background colors in the pictures? Is it made to look cartoonish, and is this real journalism?
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