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 CATCHER.RYE-22 helpful negative off topic

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2016-05-02 11:23 PM

Vote YES on P.

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 COMMENT 701443 helpful negative off topic

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2016-05-02 08:35 PM

All the solar panels in Montecito will not produce one iPhone nor ship it across the Pacific to the Amazon Distribution center much less have it delivered to your door.

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 COMMENT 701439 helpful negative off topic

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2016-05-02 08:18 PM

Santa Barbara County needs to do its part to help America achieve energy independence. Our country runs on oil, it will run on oil for decades to come, and Santa Barbara County has billions of barrels of oil onshore and offshore. added together, America's oil production can meet our needs for hundreds of years. Countless American live will be saved if our country is no longer required to protect the oil fields of the world. Carbajal could not give a damn about our people in uniform. He's willing to sacrifice young men and women in wars for oil so his campaign contributors don't have to look at oil derricks while sipping their merlot on the beach.

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 COMMENT 701435 helpful negative off topic

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2016-05-02 08:11 PM

I'd like to see Platform Holly shut down and replaced by a ZIP LINE from La Cumbre Peak to the Platform. What an awesome zzzzzippy ride that would be....zzzzizzing over Santa Barbara, hanging by your harness, ending in a splash just in front of the platform. A warm shower and boat ride back with a glass of wine and some snacks...divine!

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 COMMENT 701433 helpful negative off topic

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2016-05-02 08:06 PM

OP Cagara here.

Ok, candidates, we know you take the local pulse here on EdHat.

Come on out from behind the curtains of your comfort and speak up!

Hey Helene, Justin, Salud, Katcho, Colin, Hannah-Beth, et al (and anyone I missed) - what say ye?

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 COMMENT 701431 helpful negative off topic

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2016-05-02 07:48 PM

Santa Barbara county is such a small player in oil production, it doesn't really matter in the big scheme. The only real issue is local jobs and tax revenue. If you don't care about either, fine, shut it down, and transfer some of the environmental risk to other places. That is a form of hypocrisy, as you continue to use petroleum products.

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 COMMENT 701429 helpful negative off topic

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2016-05-02 07:41 PM

424P - Yes, I understand those issues are being addressed. And rightfully so.

However, unless and until the research bears fruit there is no good reason to damn and shut down a valuable industry/resource.

"While ya got it, use it."

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 COMMENT 701425P helpful negative off topic

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2016-05-02 07:22 PM

Carbajal chose dead marines over oil platforms in the channel.

So, please, pray tell how oil production in this country is at its highest level ever without oil platforms in the channel?

Fracking, which was sold by SOS Clinton all over the world and this country, allowed US oil production to reach such levels that we were competing with Saudi Arabia, until SA dropped its prices.

And what happened - fracking companies started losing money to where the layoffs in North Dakota after a huge oil boom, are ongoing and devastating. US gets most of its oil from Canada and Mexico, and the lower gas prices thanks to Saudi Arabia, are hurting Canada.

Linking Carbajal to dead marines is not only insidious, it is false logic at its most egregious. First of all, we get most of our oil from Canada and Mexico and second of all, oil from oil wells in the channel are a drop in the bucket of total US oil production and makes no difference as to whether we go to war or not.

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 COMMENT 701424P helpful negative off topic

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2016-05-02 07:14 PM

-- Plastics can be made from materials other than oil. In fact anything that contains cellulose. (See bioplastics)

-- The end of oil will not happen overnight. It is not an either/or matter. However, if we can get a huge amount of oil use changed to renewable, then CO2 emissions can be greatly reduced to possibly where they were 50 years ago.

701421 - that was really silly. Do you think that those kind of issues are not being addressed, and that people are too stupid to think of them. If you did a little research you would find that the investigation into all sorts of oil replacement issues are being funded and pursued.

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 COMMENT 701423 helpful negative off topic

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2016-05-02 07:14 PM

Carbajal, who is running for congress, had a choice: dead marines killed in wars for oil or energy independence for the U.S.A. Carbajal chose dead marines over oil platforms in the channel. That is the choice. Our country runs on oil and will continue to do so into the foreseeable future. We either produce that oil here in this country or we bring it in from the Middle East. If we choose, like Carbajal did, to import from the Middle East then we mush defend that source- that means piles of dead marines.

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 COMMENT 701421 helpful negative off topic

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2016-05-02 06:58 PM

MISTA - Precisely! Oh, now let me think - who will build me a wooden computer?

Nobody!? Darn, I guess it will just have to be made of plastic, er, I mean petroleum byproducts.

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 FLICKA helpful negative off topic

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2016-05-02 06:56 PM

Where does the "Carbajal dead Marines" nonsense come from. Who got us there, the Republicans were the oil concerned ones; ie: Bush, Cheney, Rumsfield getting us into an illegal war. We may want to produce our own oil to keep the cars going but it's not going to come from our county, low grade crap here. All the oil EVER taken from our country (the good stuff that's long gone) would run the U.S. for ONE day. Not worth oil spills and pollution.

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 MISTA helpful negative off topic

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2016-05-02 06:51 PM

Oil is more than fueling the auto industry, it is also used in what your typing on , sitting on and sleeping on... Clue in.
We need oil in our lives.

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 COMMENT 701399 helpful negative off topic

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2016-05-02 05:35 PM

Renewables can only be a partial answer as remaining fossil fuels are drawn down.

Nuclear could fill a long-term gap in the overall energy portfolio.

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 COMMENT 701396 helpful negative off topic

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2016-05-02 05:33 PM

Eliminate the liability shields so corporate executives and shareholders have unlimited liability if any environmental damage occurs.

In other words, force them to take a 'we don't take chances with the environment' position to appease the shareholders.

Otherwise, they'll do whatever they can get away with, and preventable accidents will continue to happen.

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 COMMENT 701393P helpful negative off topic

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2016-05-02 05:26 PM

Nope, spend that money on renewable energy, then we will be 100% self-sufficient. The entire world is doing so, including Saudi Arabia - whose internal energy is 100% renewable. They only sell oil to the suckers who cannot keep up with the times.

US Military in Kuwait

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 COMMENT 701379 helpful negative off topic

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2016-05-02 04:41 PM

Vote for Trump. Drill, baby, drill! Carbajal might be OK with piles of dead marines killed in wars for oil, but decent Americans want to save the lives of our servicemen by producing our our energy.

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 COMMENT 701376P helpful negative off topic

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2016-05-02 04:31 PM

If you don't like oil, stop using it.

Many people have. Many more people would buy electric vehicles if they were available and affordable. How many cars on a car sales lot are oil users - I would guess 100%. How does one stop using oil if there are ZERO options?

That is why the Tesla 3 received 400K orders within the first week. People are DESPERATELY wanting to buy something that does not run on oil. But if you have a job, have to work, have to feed a family, you buy from what is available.

Many people bought Priuses when they came out. What was the reaction? Highly negative from probably the same people who tell others to stop complaining about oil, or quit using it.

Hypocrisy. Double standards.

Why have gas prices gone down - one of the reasons is that gas consumption in the country has decreased. Why? Because of more efficient cars, and many hybrids. People ARE trying to get off gas where they have the option. So quit your bellyaching.

I don't believe the gas extracted in SB is used in the States. I may be wrong.

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 COMMENT 701375 helpful negative off topic

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2016-05-02 04:26 PM

Ask Saudi Arabia...oil trading at $30 a barrel doesn't even cover the cost of extraction! So, I think the writing might be on the wall. Once I saw some writing on a bathroom wall at Dwight Murphy field and the artist selected caca as the medium. Not the great profit margin that it once was, I hope we can cap off the wells to stop the bleeding.....

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 COMMENT 701367 helpful negative off topic

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2016-05-02 04:11 PM

This industry, heavily subsidized by tax dollars, is ruining the earth as fast as it can to squeeze every last cent out of fossils fuels before they are outlawed except for critical uses. Fracking is only the most egregious example. To allow an industry to pump undisclosed industrial wastes into our groundwater is beyond stupid. Take the long view, find sustainable energy sources before it's too late.

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 COMMENT 701365P helpful negative off topic

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2016-05-02 04:05 PM

315 - Why do you say jobs are filled by people from outside the area? I have worked as a contractor to local oil companies, and most of the employees are local. In fact, many of them have grown up in the county (SB and Ventura) and have worked for these companies long-term. Perhaps you think that Santa Barbara County only includes the City of SB, or just your neighborhood.

The "job" argument is old and tired. If you don't like oil, stop using it. Stop using all petroleum products. First, you will have to learn what these products are and how entrenched in our lives they are. The providers will go away and get other jobs.

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 COMMENT 701364 helpful negative off topic

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2016-05-02 04:01 PM

I have read that oil production tax is only about 1-2% of the total county revenue. Someone out there know the exact figure? Fiscal ruin if the oil industry fails is a myth. Schools are not too impacted when oil revenues are down. Production is down now because of world markets, not county policies. Schools who lost funding because of the oil leak can file a claim against Plains. If they chose not to, they are either lazy or playing into the hands of the oil industry who loves to promote the 'we need more oil production to fund schools' myth.

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 BARETT621 helpful negative off topic

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2016-05-02 03:55 PM

You're high 358, lol,I would be one of the first to request a comp ticket for that ride in exchange for talkin you up on Edhat. Deal ? or no Deal ?

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 COMMENT 701358 helpful negative off topic

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2016-05-02 03:46 PM

Change revenue source. Convert platform Holly to a water slide roller coaster using existing pumps to move the water. As part of the ride, transport patrons to and from facility in small, slow moving rafts in two-mile long sluice box. Serve tea and biscuits. Call it Venocoraptor.

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 COMMENT 701341 helpful negative off topic

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2016-05-02 02:55 PM

Lets buy all our oil from North Africa and Venezuela, those people need the jobs and revenue.

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 COMMENT 701339 helpful negative off topic

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2016-05-02 02:41 PM

Agree. Go renewable.

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 BARETT621 helpful negative off topic

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2016-05-02 02:10 PM

Mothball as a strategic military resource .

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 COMMENT 701324 helpful negative off topic

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2016-05-02 02:03 PM

I don't care how many outsiders work the oil patch, this county needs all the high paying jobs it can get.

And if you take away the revenue from oil, this county is in a fiscal black hole - we already face a huge budget shortfall thanks to Sheriff "Grant-Money" Brown, and his minions are currently prattling that they don't get paid enough.

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 COMMENT 701315 helpful negative off topic

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2016-05-02 01:42 PM

Shut it all down. Many of the jobs are filled by folks from outside the area anyway. The oil industry has clearly shown us that they can't be trusted.

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 BARETT621 helpful negative off topic

Coast Guard Medevacs Man Near Chann...

2016-05-02 12:58 PM

Not paying attention to my symptoms of dehydration doing physical labor led me to heat stroke, rhabdomyolysis ,and conjestive heart failure. I hope this guy makes a full recovery . skwaak, bored out of my gord. 1 more month on disability : )

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 COMMENT 701293 helpful negative off topic

Scientists Solve Monarch Migration

2016-05-02 12:18 PM

This is only part of the puzzle, as at least five generations are involved in the annual cycle. Only one generation flies south.
How is this information passed along to subsequent generations?

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 COMMENT 701272 helpful negative off topic

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2016-05-02 10:51 AM

Argh, matey! Hopefully, he's not suffering from scurvy! And, doing well now that he's been evacuated.

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 COMMENT 701251 helpful negative off topic

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2016-05-02 09:41 AM

Get those milkweeds going everyone - those caterpillars are hungry!

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 COMMENT 701250 helpful negative off topic

Both Sides, Anacapa

2016-05-02 09:39 AM

@213, the pretend to like us so we won't kill them. You should hear them talk behind our backs. ;-)

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 MYOPINION helpful negative off topic

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2016-05-02 09:28 AM

It's time for me to plant my milkweed seeds. I bought them on-line and it was recommended to refrigerate them for two weeks. I think the two weeks are up.

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 BULLSEYEB helpful negative off topic

Both Sides, Anacapa

2016-05-02 08:37 AM

Wow, John! It looks like you had a gorgeous day on the water!

Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures. It is just magical out there at the islands, isn't it?!

Lucky you to be able to have both perspectives!

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