May 22, 2015 @ 3:20 p.m.
When comparing this proposed Stadium to the San Francisco Stadium, we should remember that San Francisco's Candlestick Park was a disaster, foggy and miserably cold in a pleasant city, with wind conditions that disrupted play. They had real reason to replace Candlestick. No one complains about conditions at Qualcomm, only that the City hasn't maintained it. We could spend one billion dollars and get an inferior stadium. In the crazy pitchman's spiel, used to promote this new Stadium, very similar to the one replaced, they don't bother to tell us the deficiencies this new Stadium will fix. Our Stadium doesn't need to be replaced.
May 19, 2015 @ 9:36 p.m.
I doubt this plan will please the Chargers, I suspect they want all the Stadium property for themselves, as well as the right to condemn downtown land with skyscraper permits in their pocket. We'll see. Whatever agreement they sign, they will threaten to leave the City with a useless Stadium. The Chargers refused to honor every contract they signed with the City. Saddling the City with a billion dollar boondoggle will only improve their bargaining position. It would be better to just pay the Chargers to play at Qualcomm, at least we would get an honest mugging, rather than a robbery to be named later.
April 30, 2015 @ 4:10 p.m.
The word Yoga, refers to any path to enlightenment, could be of different faiths. Here in the U.S. Yoga refers to a few of those paths as imported from India. My Religious Studies teacher joked that disciplines designed to help Indians find God, help Americans find the patience to wait in line. This is the sort of Yoga taught to schoolchildren no doubt.
April 30, 2015 @ 3:41 p.m.
Some of these taxi owners are individual drivers who saved or borrowed to get these medallions. Combined with Uber and Lyft essentially ignoring the need for a medallion, the whole industry is now in confusion. I urge the City to study the policies of successful cab cities, New York and Chicago, London and Sydney for example, where cabs are easy to find and comparatively cheap.
April 26, 2015 @ 3:48 p.m.
At least they commit their own money up front, that suggests they might stay in town, and honor the contract. The ink doesn't dry on any contract signed with the Chargers before they demand outrageous revisions, and their bargaining position will only improve when the City is out two billion dollars for an unneeded stadium.
March 20, 2015 @ 2:14 p.m.
Something like, "Money talks, Laffer walks.". We shouldn't give the excuse makers credit for influential philosophy. Greed and self interest will find their Shills.
Jan. 17, 2015 @ 12:50 a.m.
They didn't quit, they were fired. Removing those honest people from City Government was the true purpose, not defending them from molestation. When law enforcement is engaged in law breaking, and they can convince followers to believe them, there is no defense. Since you are playing the woulda coulda game though, it's obvious that Filner's crime was election to Mayor, because we he served in City Council and Congress for years, and no one reported anything like what was finally alleged to be uncontrollable criminal habit. If they had, he wouldn't have been elected.
Jan. 16, 2015 @ 3:25 p.m.
A man advertised a million dollar dog for sale, and when he sold him, I asked him if he got full price. He replied, "Yes, I traded him for two five hundred thousand dollar cats.". The Clipper sale, in trade for sale restricted Microsoft stock, is something like that. Both assets are based on licenses and copyrights on other's work, and are likely overvalued, but who knows? If someone rich enough to buy the dog want's it, it sells.
Jan. 16, 2015 @ 2:30 p.m.
Nothing you say justifies firing Filner's staff immediately, and replacing them with developer friendly Gloria staff. After all those staff members were supposedly Filner's victims, and overthrow of the people's vote was done to protect them from dirty talk and unwanted hugs. It was a cruel joke. We can't save Filner's reputation, but we can shine a light on the criminal antics of those who replaced the honest people he hired with developer cronies.
Nov. 19, 2014 @ 3:01 p.m.
Drink bottled water if concerned. Very little of our water is consumed by drinking.
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