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The Los Angeles County Seal
Brian February 7, 2014 at 04:00 pm
The Indians, Buffalo, Grizzly Bears, Trout and Salmon were settled in California and North AmericaRead More LONG before Father Junipero Serra founded the Christian missions in California. As such, there should be a Tipi graphic and possibly a peace pipe to represent the Indians and a grizzly bear added, plus either a Winchester rifle or a 6-shooter to represent the Western European culture populating into the West, all of which represent documented history in CA. But while were at it, ADD the Cross back into the graphic, since Los Angeles, also translated as: "The City of the Angels" (Angels are Christian-based symbols, BTW) was founded, in part, by the Christian missions / churches in our region by Fr. Serra. Los Angeles was not actually founded by Muslums, Jews or Buddhists, but rather Christians and so the attempt by the ACLU to rewrite or rather ERASE our local history could be defeated in court based on these facts. Besides this, the religious argument is a secondary matter, as the LA seal was NEVER intended to ENDORSE any particular people, religion, animal, fish etc. The LA symbol was created to represent the FOUNDING culture of "The City of The Angels" which its long history is being erased, and that is wrong in my opinion.
TT February 18, 2014 at 07:57 am
The idea of the ACLU was a very good one, however, allowing the organization to be hijacked by antiRead More American Communists was a very bad move. Most of what they do is intended to impede the rights of Americans. Sometimes these parasites fight for the rights of citizens to express their religions, under the term "tolerance", while other times, they fight to impede citizen's rights so as not to offend others. So how do they choose which side to be on? They take the side hostile to Americans and our quality of life. It's time to put them on trial for treason.
Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California. (Max Whitaker/Getty Images)
Rsm Truth February 1, 2014 at 10:14 am
At RSM and they were highly critical of April Josephson & Martin's support of The Bealls RegimeRead More and his editorial support for them. I have seen far worse comments left standing which were personal attacks against other RSM residents/politicos. Basically, it was my honest opinion on some of our SAMLARC Candidates. Could the Blogger (smga3000) have had them eliminated? He and I are politically polarized!
Penny Arévalo (Editor) February 1, 2014 at 01:28 pm
I've gone through the moderation queue and restored one and deleted one, neither that had anythingRead More to do with you. I, of course, can't resurrect anything permanently deleted, but I will keep an eye on it. Thank you. We do have a Terms of Use, found at the bottom of every page, and it is our guide to editors and the rulebook by which the users must abide. Sometimes, there's a judgment call to be made that could go either way. When that happens, I tend to err on the side of keeping it rather than deleting it.
Rsm Truth February 1, 2014 at 03:11 pm
Thank you. I feel very strongly about some shenanigans that some of our long term council membersRead More have pulled off in RSM.
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Bill Loveday January 19, 2014 at 10:06 am
Freedom of any form is gone/or maybe never existed - Americans are the best there are and we, beforeRead More such gene pollution were the best without a doubt.
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barbara jurgens January 18, 2014 at 05:41 pm
I recently shopped at Trader Joes in la Canada and was surprised to see a family of four holding upRead More a sign asking for help. Then yesterday at Vons in La Crescenta a woman and child were standing outside the store holding a similar sign for help. I gave each family a small amount of money and can't help wondering what other people do when they are confronted with the closeness of people in need. I know my few dollars won't do much to change their lives and wonder what I would do if I had no where else to turn but to the kindness of strangers. There really is no way to know what led them to take such drastic steps but I doubt we really want to know and would much rather go about our business trying to ignore those less fortunate. What else can be done to help? Any thoughts?
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Donna Roberts January 8, 2014 at 01:04 pm
“I can’t name a time where I met an American who would rather have an unemploymentRead More check than the pride of having a job. The long-term unemployed are not lazy, they’re not lacking in motivation, they’re coping with the aftermath of the worst economic crisis in generations.” Exactly that. There will always be a few exceptions to the rule, but every one of the unemployed persons I know/knew are exceptionally bright, well educated, and have tons of experience. They are looking for jobs constantly but have no luck. Shall we let them starve and become homeless?
Kim Miller January 10, 2014 at 08:39 pm
Got poverty - welcome to Obamanomics. Last month for every job created five people left theRead More workforce
fran November 21, 2013 at 07:33 am
It really does not make sense. So let's say that they prohibit alcohol sales in LCF after midnight.Read More Now assuming that everyone who wants alcohol is driving drunk, and also assuming that the typical driver will buy alcohol at the store that is most convenient, if you prohibit any store from selling liquor, the drunk will have to drive a further distance to get it, thus endangering more people since he will be on the road even longer. I am not into enabling drunks to drive, but closing down the local 7-11 isn't going stop drunks from driving around LCF. It's just going to make them drive a longer distance. Also we are only talking about one store...one that has been servicing the community for years without any issues. Seven alcohol related incidents over the past two years is a pretty good record for a city of 20,000. I say keep the drunk driving laws strict, continue educating kids--and adults--about the insanity of driving drunk, and allow businesses to operate as they have always done, within the confines of the existing laws.
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RT November 18, 2013 at 08:06 pm
People are so dumb. They want to curb smoking but introduce pot to the masses. Smoke is smoke andRead More it will blacken your lungs. Am I wrong?
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Donna Roberts November 4, 2013 at 03:01 pm
Because "free" = "communist" and no one wants to be outed as a Commie! :-D
Nathan Hale November 5, 2013 at 01:38 pm
There's nothing "free" about it, it's simply taken out of one pocket in the form of higherRead More taxes. There's no such thing as "free" and if anyone is foolish enough to think you can cover millions of additional high-risk (elderly or sick) individuals and it will be cheaper, I have a bridge to sell you. There is nothing remotely positive about this law, which puts the federal government in the position of ordering you to buy a commodity from a private company or be punished for it - whether you want it or not. It was passed through outright lies and distortions, and it is presently destroying the private insurance market (as intended) while forcing countless people into part-time work. The employer-mandate - which His Majesty the President simply delayed for a year by executive fiat hasn't even kicked-in yet. Wait until the other shoe drops. In the meantime every one else in the private insurance market can look forward to cancellation of their existing policies, skyrocketing premiums and astronomical deductibles for a type of policy they don't want (or need). The is without a doubt the worst possible way to insure the truly uninsurable - which could have been done at far less cost while preserving and expanding the private market.