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Brainwashed_In_Church July 22, 2014 at 09:43 PM
All Your Base Are Belong To Us.
Pascal July 22, 2014 at 10:33 PM
in us binary hell
Penny Arévalo June 19, 2014 at 03:47 PM
Heather, I have asked Lt. Hallock for more information, but you are the one who is assuming. IRead Morewould NOT say it was a prank call. I have no information yet that it was. I would quote (as I've done) the authorities. You also wrote: "I am assuming the guy got taken in for a psych eval and booked." Again, that would be irresponsible reporting, and in some cases, libelous.
Penny Arévalo June 19, 2014 at 04:27 PM
Here's more from Lt. Hallock. It's actually interesting, but probably not for the reasons youRead Morethough t: The call did not come from the residence we responded to. The call came in via Skype from an unknown location. This activity has typically been referred to as “swatting.” There was nothing to substantiate that any information provided by the caller has occurred. (Here's an article about swatting. Turns out it was a prank, but not from anyone at the residence: http://wgna.com/swatting-is-a-new-online-prank-that-is-bad-news-and-a-local-kid-was-a-victim-of-it/ )
Penny Arévalo June 19, 2014 at 04:28 PM
Here's more from Lt. Hallock. It's actually interesting, but probably not for the reasons youRead Morethough t: "The call did not come from the residence we responded to. The call came in via Skype from an unknown location. This activity has typically been referred to as 'swatting.' There was nothing to substantiate that any information provided by the caller has occurred." (Here's an article about swatting. Turns out it was a prank, but not from anyone at the residence: http://wgna.com/swatting-is-a-new-online-prank-that-is-bad-news-and-a-local-kid-was-a-victim-of-it/ )
Brainwashed_In_Church May 31, 2014 at 10:14 AM
"Common Core will fail...[because] well-paying jobs stand vacant while college graduatesRead Morecan&rs quo;t find employment that will come anywhere near paying off their massive education loans." has absolutely nothing to do with Common Core. College graduates can't find employment because they majored in low demand majors. Massive education loans are taken by financially irresponsibly people who made bad decisions. The ex-kegger frat boy with a 2.4 in poly sci from Cal State Nowhere earns twice as much in "Sales" than the 3.9 BSEE/MSEE from UCLA does. And, Manufacturing jobs are returning to the US, as over 650,000 factor jobs have been created in the US in the past four years.
Shawn Gordon May 28, 2014 at 10:53 AM
I never heard of this place, where is it? Why is the landlord kicking you out, that doesn't makeRead Moresen se when you have a paying tenant and so much empty space, but that also happened to Hallmark, then the place sat empty for years and then Hallmark came back.
Gregory Raths May 22, 2014 at 12:49 AM
Andy, I've never been arrested for drunk driving? GREG
Shawn Gordon May 24, 2014 at 05:40 PM
Andy, are you accusing someone of having a DUI? That's easy to look up online, if you have it, getRead Morei t out there, it will be a big story.
Gregory Raths May 27, 2014 at 12:34 AM
Look it up. Not me, I've never ever been arrested for anything. GREG
John May 15, 2014 at 05:24 AM
This is getting simply ridiculous. Now a booster has written a phony news article for a newspaperRead Moreth at nobody has ever heard of to maintain the illusion that this immature protest is becoming well-known. Students and parents alike are attacking eachother online in juvenile flame wars. The claim that our school was named grand WBA championships in 2012 is an absolute lie; we dropped down to 3A due to losing our second most important instructor, Moreau, making it our worst show since 2006 (until we did even worse in 2013). This is the second time a parent on this site has deliberately lied to mislead others. I was at the meeting Tuesday night and it is apparent that this protest is no longer about saving Dr. Stephen's job; it's now about trying to attract attention and make everyone involved look like heroes. To everyone reading this, I just have one question for you: Why isn't Dr. Stephens protesting the fact that he is getting fired with all of you?! What all of you seem to have completely forgotten is that Dr. Stephens has always been planning on retiring very soon; he has talked openly about this in 2010, my senior year, before ANY of the current students were even in the program, and that was our school's all-time BEST year, long before Moreau was transferred to a different school! The old music program is dying, so instead of being in denial and telling everyone that 'we're at our program's peak performance' -Ingrid Culbert, we need to be be prepared for the music program to lose Stephens, whether it happens now or in a couple of years. Steps has put so much time and effort into building our music program up to what it was in 2006-2010, and he was ready to retire on a happy note. Since then, everything has gone down hill. Dr. Stephens has meant a lot to me; i was frequently teased because of my sexual orientation but Dr. Stephens consistently stood up for me. I signed this petition so that Dr. Stephens, a dedicated instructor who I respect, can end his legendary carreer with RETIREMENT as opposed to getting fired, which he does not deserve, and this is the only reason that I am even bothering with this mess created by a bunch of hormonal students and equally hormonal parents. I'm sure that Mission's band is dying of laughter from reading the comments for the original article. Stephens is getting old and his reputation speaks for itself. He certainly doesn't need you to make him and the end of his career look bad.
John May 15, 2014 at 01:40 PM
Your claims: #1 is misleading. Winning in the the 3rd to lowest division isn't technically winning Read MoreGrand Championships; it's winning Grand Championships for the 3rd lowest division. #2: while I am very glad and thankful that you have personally never attacked anyone on this site the fact that other parents have is simply immature. #3 and #4 are valid points, but #5: you claim that this fight was to allow Stephens to retire? So why are you claiming that this program is in it's peak performance then? This is also very misleading, because it is not true. #6 Everyone is entitled to their own opinion as to what old means, so I'm not going to argue with you there. #7: Biased articles written by a key program member in support of his/her own cause are not legitimate news stories! #8: Thank you. #9: This whole debacle was not our fault, and the effort that everyone put in was tremendous. I just couldn't believe that the members of the same program that put together that amazing Save Steps video and rallied 700+ people for the petition came online and started bashing each other from anonymous accounts. If you have to make a fake account (Gimmeabreak) to post something rude, then you probably know that what you're doing or saying is wrong.
Joe May 29, 2014 at 04:30 PM
Alumni is plural. Try alumnus, alumna, or just alum.
Brainwashed_In_Church May 14, 2014 at 09:03 PM
Dawn, what do you think the reason(s) is? Extracurricular activities? ESL? Maintenance of olderRead Morebuil dings? Transportation? Special needs? Politics? Desire to balance school performance?
Brainwashed_In_Church May 03, 2014 at 10:29 AM
"My solution is to find ways to reduce the size of government..." What's the probabilityRead Morey ou will do something that thousands of others have been (using as campaign rhetoric and) trying to do for decades? "doesn't Governor Brown have to take some responsibility for running Toyota and its jobs out of the state?" Toyota admitted it was purely a logistics move. Happens all the time with manufacturing in one place and engineering/sales in another. "Please choose wisely on election day." I vote by not voting. "Economic growth is virtually nonexistent. " But the S&P and Dow and real estate are at record highs and interest rates are at record lows and unemployment here in South OC is in the 4% range. What's the problem?
Gregory Raths May 03, 2014 at 10:40 PM
All good points Andy. Care to meet for coffee and discuss politics? GREG
Brainwashed_In_Church April 05, 2014 at 10:05 AM
How many hours of research did you put into this post?
Karen April 05, 2014 at 05:44 PM
Well there are so many people, like myself, who recycle the shopping bags into plarn and makeRead Moresleepi ng mats for the homeless. Saddens me to think they might disappear since the make comfortable and water proof bedding for people who have very little.
Brainwashed_In_Church April 19, 2014 at 11:52 AM
Jack, you know, I think you are correct, My hairdresser told me the exact same thing. And one rinky Read Moredink congressman from South OC is going to be able make a big impact to changing things. Let's be realistic, What the pentagon or president or federal government does is 99.999% out of our hands. Your kitchen top can opener breaking has 69 times more impact on your life than a congressional or presidential election. Life is too short to waste your brain's clock cycles on essentially irrelevant "issues". Anonymous posters commenting on the workings of the pentagon and the federal "machine" is like anonymous posters commenting on the workings of a neurosurgeon.
Brainwashed_In_Church April 19, 2014 at 11:55 AM
Jack, you know, I think you are correct, My hairdresser told me the exact same thing. And one rinky Read Moredink congressman from South OC is going to be able make a big impact to changing things. Let's be realistic, What the pentagon or president or federal government does is 99.999% out of our hands. Your kitchen top can opener breaking has 69 times more impact on your life than a congressional or presidential election. Life is too short to waste your brain's clock cycles on essentially irrelevant "issues". Anonymous posters commenting on the workings of the pentagon and the federal "machine" is like anonymous posters commenting on the workings of a neurosurgeon. If you think you know what's best for the federal government, then you don't know what's best for the federal government.
Gregory Raths April 20, 2014 at 10:41 PM
Can “one rinky dink congressman from South OC... make a big impact”? Read CharlieRead MoreWilson 's War by George Crile and then ask me that question. You may also watch the film version starring Tom Hanks, but you'll miss a lot of the key answers to your question. Charlie Wilson, a member of Congress representing a district in Texas, felt that the United States should help the people of Afghanistan repel the Soviets who invaded their country in 1979. Despite indifference in Congress, a doubtful President, and the active push back from the State Department and the CIA, Charlie pressed forward. With the aid of a CIA agent, Charlie secured funding and weapons for the insurgents known as the Mujaheddin. When he equipped them with shoulder-fired Stinger antiaircraft missiles, they were able to drive the Soviets away. That's what one rinky dink Congressman from Texas was able to accomplish. Why couldn't I have a similar impact on the Pentagon where our national treasure is being wasted on weapons systems that our warriors don't want or need while our soldiers, sailors, and airmen are going without proper training and suffering cuts in pay and benefits? Don't get me wrong. There's a lot more for a member of Congress to do than flush out the problems in the Pentagon. Members of Congress are ombudsmen for their constituents. If you ever have a problem with a bureaucracy, you'll be able to count on me to go to bat for you if I'm elected. I'll also help other members of Congress with their projects. Every person elected to Congress arrives with talents and background that incline them to focus on their special interests. Healthcare professionals in Congress will necessarily be focused on the unique problems of that industry. Business people will have special knowledge that will be useful in solving problems with the economy and jobs. Unfortunately, politics have gotten in the way in recent years and members of Congress have been legislating their ideology rather than the interests of their constituents. Even more egregious, they've been working for their political allies while allowing the Administration to use its bureaus and agencies to attack political adversaries. They can't seem to comprehend that a political adversary is not an enemy, but rather a fellow citizen with a different opinion. Yes, one rinky dink member of Congress can do a lot of good while one ideologue in Congress can do a lot of harm. We have the legislation to prove it, don't we? Look at Obamacare...
Brainwashed_In_Church April 14, 2014 at 11:29 AM
Don't bother. If you have extra cash laying around, it's a million times easier to simply invest it Read Morean index fund. No work, low taxes, much greater long range return on investment. And yes, a 401(k), and a Roth IRA are excellent tools to save for retirement. Not that many people have enough cash left over if they are investing in those and they have six months of living expenses. Besides, when you own your own home, you're diversified into real estate anyway.
Cindy April 14, 2014 at 12:19 PM
Wow, Andy! No question about what you do. If you read the book Rich Dad, Poor Dad, you'll realize Read Morethat your own home is not an investment. It's where you live. Using the leverage of real estate can create wealth - just $30,000 can get you into a cashflowing property that appreciates based on the $150,000, not the $30,000. Here's a great article on what Millionaires are doing right now. By the way, more millionaires have been created through real estate than any other field! http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-06/millionaires-see-real-estate-as-top-investment-for-2014.html
LeAna Bui March 20, 2014 at 06:46 PM
Shripathi - Theory R (or it's owner) is putting this on a petition in hopes of getting the votersRead Moreto help him get his way on the re-zoning (no worries about voter apathy there). But what is the motive behind Save RSM stopping that? They are already spending the campaign money they would have to spend if this were on the ballot. The vehemence (do not sign the petition or RSM will be damaged) coming from the anti-re-zoning crowd leads me to wonder if there isn't more to the story than we are hearing.
Shripathi Kamath March 21, 2014 at 02:41 AM
LeAna Bui March 20, 2014 at 06:46 PM They are already spending the campaign money they would haveRead Moreto spend if this were on the ballot. The vehemence (do not sign the petition or RSM will be damaged) coming from the anti-re-zoning crowd leads me to wonder if there isn't more to the story than we are hearing. ___________________________________________________ There is less. This is garden variety politics between the in-tribe and the out-tribe. If a petition gets approved, then the side that had won (by denying the re-zoning) will have to spend a lot more money to defeat it than they would be spending now in mailers to discourage people from signing the petition and even having it get on the ballot. ___________________________________________________ Pay no heed to the hyperbole, and you'll sleep better.
LeAna Bui March 21, 2014 at 02:42 PM
Pay no heed to the hyperbole, and you'll sleepRead Morebetter._________________________________________ Good advice.....
Mike T March 19, 2014 at 12:32 AM
Wait, I need more popcorn! This is great entertainment and reminds me of 3rd grade.
James Skorheim March 20, 2014 at 12:24 PM
http://www.autonews.com/article/20090209/RETAIL07/302099679
James Skorheim March 20, 2014 at 03:30 PM
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/dealership-264040-ocprint-auto-site.html
Something Special Cateirng Inc. March 18, 2014 at 11:57 AM
Is there a charge for holding a ribbon cutting ?
Phony Beall March 18, 2014 at 01:34 PM
Yes there is a fee. Join the Chamber which means you join Brad's political machine. If you don'tRead Morep ay to join the chamber and for a ribbon cutting and donate to the Brad and his two friends in charge, then you don't have a chance of surviving in this town. That is how you are welcomed to the City. It might be wrong but it is the real world.
Brad McGirr March 18, 2014 at 03:40 PM
Hi Nancy...If a business is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, there is no fee whatsoever. TheRead MoreCh amber considers the event to be part of the benefits for members. For businesses that aren't members, upon request the city will sponsor the ribbon cutting at no cost to the business. There have been a number of ribbon cuttings that I have attended for businesses that have come to town, businesses that were not members of the Chamber of Commerce (BevMo and Nektar come to mind). We have also participated in "re-Grand opening" ribbon cuttings, and ribbon cuttings celebrating the anniversaries of businesses, some Chamber members, some not. I hope this answers your question, and if you would like to schedule a ribbon cutting for the anniversary of Something Special Catering, please give me a call! Thanks again Nancy
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