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Status Quo July 23, 2014 at 11:10 PM
Go fishin' 'FORT'! Take the kids, learn with them and hold them close.
Fortified- I am Buzzlightyear >>>>>>>> July 24, 2014 at 01:43 AM
Great advice.... the kind people don't hear until they are ready to, or its too late.......
Fortified- I am Buzzlightyear >>>>>>>> July 24, 2014 at 02:01 AM
So Status...... a man of scientific reasoning,..... I just thought up a new crazy theory. The kindRead Moret hat comes more from imagination than scientific knowledge. But, what if.....? The theory of evolution was the subject on The Dennis Prager show yesterday. They were talking about "Darwin's doubt", and the "Cambrian explosion" in which an explosion of animal species suddenly appeared, and without links up the chain. Then tonight watching the science channel, I was reminded about Neutrinos, and the possibility of damaging ones DNA if direct hits happen. This is where my imagination comes in. If a neutrino can damage DNA, its not to wild a thought that it can accidently alter DNA. Could there have been some sort of explosion of neutrinos hitting Earth during the Cambrian explosion, that caused the rapid change, and mutations responsible for all the new animal species?
Penny Arévalo July 08, 2014 at 02:43 PM
You should drop me a note if you're going to have someone post under your banner, as that has beenRead Morei n the complaint in the past. in general, I agree that no one but you should be posting under your own blog. That makes it clearer for the readers. Thanks for your cooperation.
Carl Petersen III July 10, 2014 at 12:26 PM
Once again, my complaint was that the Patch was allowing blogs to be posted under my blog withoutRead Moremy permission even though I had specifically clicked the button that specified that "All Posts Need to be Approved." Danielle researched the issue and found that the settings do not work. The problem was with the Patch, not me. I have, therefore, changed the rest of the settings according to her suggestions. The problem is now resolved.
Status Quo July 14, 2014 at 11:18 PM
This is a test, for whether 'Carl III' has resolved his self-made confusion on his long list ofRead MorePatc h complaints.
CJ June 26, 2014 at 11:14 AM
I have noticed an large increase of homeless population in the area, as well. I think our stateRead Moreisn 't providing enough services to these people. I have to say that you wouldn't see this in better parts of the city (or in even in Burbank city). It's just our area is and LA County is so Lax when it comes to enforcing their encampment.
Kim Neal July 06, 2014 at 12:35 PM
This does have an unsettling effect on me for two reasons. First, let me say that I tried to help a Read Morewoman in the "camp" when they settled at Al & Ed's on Tampa. What I learned has made me less concerned I'm sorry to say. The folks are drinkers, druggies, who, bottom line do not want to quit doing what they're into. There are places to go BUT, FOLLOWING RULES is not at all appealing to these folks. So #1 it looks awful and I live in the hood. #2 petty thieves will steal from our yards, cars....opportunists and smash and grabbers is who are among the 'homeless'. We can only help those who are willing not forced to help themselves.
Becky July 09, 2014 at 10:26 AM
They should give unlimited free drugs to people who want them.
Carl Petersen III June 18, 2014 at 06:31 PM
Lorraine June 18, 2014 at 06:21 PM "SO CONGRESSMAN SHERMAN: We know you are very much in needRead Moreo f Hispanic Votes in your district, for the upcoming election, when you face an opponent with Hispanic heritage. Will you honestly convey the information concerning DACA?" ________________________________________________________ From http://www.markreedforcongress.com/bio.cfm "He was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb of Los Angeles, California. Born August 11, 1957, Mark is a descendant of the Mohawk and Apache tribes, mixed with German, English, Spanish and French. After graduation from El Camino Real High School in 1975, Reed studied Architectural Drafting at Pierce Jr. College from 1976-1978. "
Pop June 18, 2014 at 06:40 PM
President Obama's record puts all GOP Presidents to SHAME, if only Bushie was 1/10 asRead Morecompetent... ................................................................ Stocks jumped Wednesday as the S&P 500 shot to a record close after the Federal Reserve cut another $10 billion from its monthly bond purchases, citing an improving U.S. job market. It was the fourth straight day of gains for the major indexes. The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 14.99, or 0.8%, to close at a record 1956.99. That beat the previous closing high of 1951.27 set June 9. The Dow Jones industrial average added 98.13, or 0.6% to 16,906.62 and the Nasdaq composite index rose 25.60, or 0.6% to 4362.84. The Nasdaq hit a new closing high for the year and is the highest close since April 7, 2000.
Fortified- I am Buzzlightyear >>>>>>>> June 18, 2014 at 06:46 PM
Pop ,.....Dude...... get the bone out of your mouth. You are on the wrong blog............ UnlessRead Moreth e stock market makes people legal citizens
Rene Diedrich June 12, 2014 at 05:36 AM
LAUSD is modeling bullying behavior for children, which creates profoundly dysfunctional schools.Read MoreTh ere is a corrosive culture of corruption at lausd which is apparent in the way they ignore your sister's viable concerns then scapegoated the victim when she was too persistent. Text book district Manuever . Google LAUSD and you will find a bloated district, constricted with fat, but the school in a hood is stark, infested with vermin, full of mold . The good teachers are targets. I could tell you a lot but you would not believe me. You should get your nephew out of the distruct. To understand the danger, google lausd and, scandal, Arts, music School nurses iPads Teacher Jail School closure Segregation, Racism Lock down Taj mahal schools CCSS TFA Free lunch Parole fiasco Steve Rooney Marlo Duffin Ribert Pimentel Mark Berndt George Hernandez Www.hemlockontherocks.com
Fortified- I am Buzzlightyear >>>>>>>> June 04, 2014 at 05:44 PM
ANYONE know anything about my blog disappearing?
Carl Petersen III June 04, 2014 at 08:42 PM
Where was the last place you saw it?
Porter gladstone June 04, 2014 at 09:01 PM
Carl, did obama respect the rights of american citizen anwar al alwaki? The answer is no. AndRead Moreth erefore undermines your entire argument. Now there are 2 ways for you to go-- show me the integrity that you demand from others , or do what Im 70% sure you will do -and that is deflect or change the subject. But im not the one who ends up in corners supporting people who are duplicitous. I say bush was wrong. Im capable. You for some reason find faulting obama as sacreligious.
Carl Petersen III June 03, 2014 at 06:42 PM
The web site is over two years old. If it really was "slander with malicious intent" IRead Morewou ld think that Mark Reed would have gone to court to have it taken down.
Carl Petersen III June 03, 2014 at 06:44 PM
Mark Reed June 01, 2014 at 08:01 PM "I have always answered your questions"Read More_____________ ____________________________________________ Carl Petersen III June 01, 2014 at 08:05 PM "So why don't you tell the voters why you are not running in the district where you live?" ________________________________________________________ Apparently this is not a question that he is willing to answer.
Porter gladstone June 04, 2014 at 12:04 AM
Carl, you dont answer questions. Ive asked you the same ones 30 times. Please state for theRead Morerecord if not answering questions is a sign of weakness. (you wont-its all part of your super cleverness. Hurl accusations -then walk away . )
Bob Brostoff May 29, 2014 at 04:15 PM
I am the block captain for the West Hills North Neighborhood Watch and a member of the West HillsRead MoreNe ighborhood Council. When the helipad, which is located in West Hills, not Chatsworth, was firs proposed, the LAFD came to make presentations at both organizations to get the neighborhood behind it. The purpose of placing a helilpad there is there was no helipad for LAFD to use if, and when, there are brush fires in the west valley, or other close by locations, like Santa Clarita and Simi Valley. The neighbors were strongly in favor of having this kind of protection nearby. It was explained by LAFD that the pad would only be used by LAFD and for no other purpose. They did say that there would be times when it would be used for training purposes, so that when a real fire started, the pilots and support teams would know how, and what, to do. I have an very active email roster, of over 200 names, most which contains email addresses of folks located from Topanga Canyon Blvd, west to the county line, and from Roscoe Blvd, north to Nordhoff St. I have had no complaints from anyone over the absolutely necessary training that took place recently. We appreciate what the LAFD does for us. That helipad has been used numerous times for brush fires in the hills surrounding us. I can't speak for the other helicopter flights by LAPD, Sherrif'fs, TV stations, etc., that fly over the reservoir. I do know that there are efforts on the part of the city of Los Angeles and other governmental agencies to limit the flight frequency, altitude, and fpaths, over large metropolitan areas.
Jock May 29, 2014 at 04:51 PM
Helicopter Noise pollution is a big problem in L.A.. That being said, it is not in our neck of the Read Morewoods. This is the first such training exercise we have noted and yes we could hear the hovering 'copters (sounded like News choppers in the city). However I'm with Bob as to the good outweighing the bad. Caveat- as long as it is not constant. As to the water, yes indeed DWP, Councilman Mitch, Let's turn the spigot on we need more agua in the pond, not less. For the poor lady whose baby was scared, oh my, never ever go on the other side of the hill where every minute is filled with that sound and the slap slap slap of sideways rotor blades and the night time illumination. As it was a new occurrence here, I am also with the commenter who didn't know whether to pack or not. It is rural and we know to tremble when we smell smoke and hear helicopters and sirens. Perhaps a little blip on "The Patch" re upcoming drills ?
Jock May 29, 2014 at 05:28 PM
And I agree J.L. there have been many more Helicopters in general buzzing around and not nearly all Read Moreare Fire or Sheriff or LAPD. Also it's a favorite area for pilot training on light aircraft. Love hearing guys do stalls over the hills here. One day one will stay stalled.
Fortified- I am Buzzlightyear >>>>>>>> May 29, 2014 at 03:02 AM
nonoise Part two is not as you stated. Part one and two go together as a plan of moving on. If you Read Moreseriously want to stay and fight, ok, so be it. Just make yourself 100% aware you chose to stay. You choosing to stay and fight is yours, not the church. Thechurch may be very obnoxious, and not neighbor friendly.....but the choice to stay, or go is 100% yours. If you stay and somehow get the noise to stop, great. As long as you are fully aware...it is in your hands how your life will go, not the church's. As for me, I still have more than enough to do what I want, flip houses, or whatever. I just didn't know I was rich until I lost a couple million. I started literally below zero worth, but a determination that I would rather die trying too hard than never try. Funny how that original angst, anger, and feeling inferior works as a motivator early in life......just has no place later in life. If you don't look at it like a game of monopoly----not too serious----then you are missing real life. That's my stage two of the much larger multi-decades game. Good luck.....at least promise yourself you are aware at every moment the choice to stay and fight was YOUR choice.
nonoise May 29, 2014 at 10:53 AM
Fort - I get what your saying. I appreciate it and I fully respect it. I get it way more thanRead Moreyou know. Thanks. I wish I could explain but this is not the place to do that as some enemies are watching.
Status Quo May 29, 2014 at 11:40 AM
'FORT', I re-published 'nonoises' comments for contrast. I(as a remodeler myself) would have doneRead Moreex actly as you in that case. This contrast, sets people apart and provides insight on how to solve - for movin' on. If, 'nonoise' is comforted by making 'enemies' - so be it, though I have lost respect, from being treated to obfuscation of answers to my original questions of month's ago. Usually not willing to simply leave the weak behind... inference to 'enemies' allows me to disconnect to any interest at all - much less 'watching' for movement or even attempting to gain consensus where it might matter.
Fortified- I am Buzzlightyear >>>>>>>> May 27, 2014 at 03:31 AM
Ladies and gentlemen Mr global warming himself, Dr. James Hansen has endorsed an eco-fascist bookRead Moreth at calls for cities to be razed to the ground, industrial civilization to be destroyed and genocidal population reduction measures to be implemented in the name of preventing climate change. The book is calling for acts of sabotage and environmental terrorism in blowing up dams and demolishing cities in order to return the planet to the agrarian age. This reminds me of President Obama’s top science and technology advisor John P. Holdren co-authored a 1977 book in which he advocated the formation of a “planetary regime” that would use a “global police force” to enforce totalitarian measures of population control, including forced abortions, mass sterilization programs conducted via the food and water supply, as well as mandatory bodily implants that would prevent couples from having children. These are the ones that call those of us who question things deniers!!! Extremists are in control folks. All I am doing is asking questions.......
Rae Anne Resident June 02, 2014 at 12:00 PM
I is a total beleiver in total libertarnianism. I is a tea party gramma threw and threw and theyRead Moregon na has to pry the gun from my fingers long after I is dead. and they better not force abortshins on peopel. we need more peopel in this nation and we all noes that the best citerzins are the ones that is born in the lower classers. hungary peopel work hard and we simpely need more hungary peopel to make this country gooder again.
Fortified- I am Buzzlightyear >>>>>>>> June 07, 2014 at 04:03 AM
Rae...look....I really cant figure out what you are trying to say, what is real, if anything. YouRead Morema y, or may not be smart. However when 100% of your comments are the same pattern its nonsense. Why don't you break it and speak directly? Thanks
vcblklion May 15, 2014 at 02:50 PM
My account was flagged?? LOL for what?? Because I told the truth? This person has absolutely NORead Morei dea what they are talking about! The founders no longer control ANYTHING with the school and the school has gone to great lengths to distance themselves from the founders. Additionally Charter schools use public funds but they are NOT supported the same as public schools are! You people are way short on facts and full of hyperbole!
Rhonda Goldberg May 18, 2014 at 11:21 AM
vcblklion, again, you hide behind your name. Your comments were removed, and they were red flaggedRead Moreb ecause your language was inappropriate. Do you work with children? Are you an IA administrator? Are you collecting a paycheck from IA? Saying the founders don't control anything, and that the school has gone to great lengths to distance themselves from the founders is double talk. Who is in charge of making financial decisions at IA? IA should release all salaries for every administrator at all three campuses Please, IA publish all pay scales. The truth will set IA free. Charter Schools are public schools; that is a fact. There are two types of Charters: affiliated and independent; no charter school is a private school. They are funded with the U.S Taxpayers money. You, Mr. or Ms. vcblklion, are hiding your identity! Please, sir or madam, use your name, if you want your comments to be taken seriously. Publish all IA pay scales now! Let the public see where the U.S. Taxpayers money is going at IA, and how IA pays it teachers, administrators, clerks and plant management.
Status Quo May 18, 2014 at 12:29 PM
"Please, sir or madam, use your name, if you want your comments to be taken seriously.".Read More' Rhonda Goldberg' this your fake name? Some people cannot handle fake names. Three comments, generally attacking another monikered view ~ then asking to more information than required, suggests that more comments than three - used as a weapon against another in attacks and more substantiation from some online identity known as 'Rhonda Goldberg' is logical - to lend any seriousness to the three comments made to bolster the commenters reasoning for flagging anothers' comments. Seems, some moniker('Rhonda Goldberg') has a dog-in-the-hunt against Charter Schools in addition to threatening anonymity of comments. If the "removed' comments were language inappropriate - so be it, though it had nothing to do with another cat's chosen user name or that person's right to comment on issues in Patch. Applying your measure 'Rhonda Goldberg', readers will need more proof of your bona fides beyond three comments in Patch. Although 'Rhonda Goldberg' sheds no light in her attacks ~ the moniker('Rhonda') asks too much in questioning and possibly flagging, to make his/her accusations heard. Hey! 'vcblklion' for those of us who missed your 'language inappropriate' truths, can you republish them(under your moniker) in a more suitable manner(to see your views) that some cat self-named 'Rhonda Goldberg' cannot have overbearing on?
Carl Petersen III May 20, 2014 at 03:20 PM
Then there is what people in your own party say aboutRead Moreyou...http://www.extremeink.com/awtk/2012/03/a merica-wants-to-know-investigates-who-is-mark-reed.html
Mark Reed May 20, 2014 at 07:16 PM
RUSS REPORT-On March 6 an “anonymous” email, made to appear as if it originated fromRead MoreRep ublican Candidate Mark Reed, was sent to several hundred members of the Republican Party in Los Angeles County (RPLAC) making it an illegal communication as defined under 18 U.S. Code §1037. The email was strategically sent to sabotage any chance Reed may have had for an RPLAC Central Committee endorsement on March 9 giving an “unknown” named Pablo Kleinman, Reed’s Republican opponent, a potentially better chance to benefit from an endorsement in District 30. ----------------------- Susan Shelley, a candidate for California Assembly in District 45, is now smack in the middle of a smear campaign as dozens of other members of the LA GOP who support Reed now suspect Shelley of some affiliation in this destructive deed. ----------------------- My own independent investigation of Reed in 2012 determined that he is not a convicted felon, as Shelley’s site continues to claim.... ------------------------- Reed is a volunteer/employee of Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and had to pass Dept. of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and LAPD background checks. As a purported “felon,” Reed could never have passed any background checks. --------------------------- Mark Vafiades, Chairman of RPLAC, was also conspicuously silent in denouncing the fraudulent and defamatory email towards a fellow Republican at the March 8th endorsement meeting. Reed, who has received unanimous support in his own District and whose integrity and character are far less questionable than those who authored such a deceptive email, is pursuing legal alternatives that could leave Board Members of RPLAC vulnerable ------------------- Here are a couple of different resources for the voters, the public, and yourself to discern and digest the truth about all the slander and untrue allegations. ----------------------- An insightful article by Katharine Russ on CityWatch. http://www.citywatchla.com/8br-hidden/6658-california-politics-poison-email-causing-concerns-within-republican-party -------------------- And last of all my own words: http://markreedforcongress.com/New_Generation_Republicans.pdf
Fortified- I am Buzzlightyear >>>>>>>> May 19, 2014 at 07:55 PM
"On the record with greta.." IS A MUST SEE TODAY. She has a one on one with the mother.Read MoreSh e also takes the camera and shows the exact driving road where this took place. Gteta comes on 2, or 3 times a day, and will repeat in a couple hours. FOX NEWS....
Status Quo May 19, 2014 at 10:33 PM
Righto' 'FORT'!
Status Quo May 22, 2014 at 11:43 PM
Things are 'a poppin' in the Tahmooressi redress today! Let's hope for the best - Kerry or not.
Status Quo May 07, 2014 at 09:18 PM
Willing to share the keystroke?
Status Quo May 07, 2014 at 09:20 PM
Willing to share the keystroke, in both platforms with me for my edification?
Fortified- I am Buzzlightyear >>>>>>>> May 08, 2014 at 01:49 AM
Carl, I suddenly thought of something here. When someone makes a crazy accusation of another, itsRead Moreou t there. When you post blogs about it, and everyone is commenting....it is MORE out in the internet. If the crude remarks are in the comments, and/or an article, on the internet, it is linked more. No matter how crazy, the more this grows, the more you will be intertwined, and attached to them. Sometime, years later, if someone wants to find dirt, or simply your name, it will still have your name with those comments. Although you are not Tom Cruise, these are the kind of things that can get false rumors going. Consider dropping the public approach. Winston S. Churchill said— "A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." Stop getting your name linked with this. In this new age, it will be out their for eternity, and all generations after you.
Penny Arévalo April 30, 2014 at 03:40 PM
Yes, the high winds are knocking out power lines all over the place. Hang in there and thanks forRead Morepo sting on Patch.
Conrad April 30, 2014 at 10:12 AM
Deleting my comments that I still haven't received any email notifications, and that my profile isRead Moren ot being completely updated does not alter the fact that these items have not been fixed yet.
Penny Arévalo April 30, 2014 at 11:44 AM
I'm finding out about the emailed comments. They help me greatly to moderate, so matter what theRead Moreuse rs think about them (and it is mixed), I surely need that feature. Blogs are back, but some have new links. Go to the blog page (tab up top), find the blog listed on the left, then click on it. The full lineup should be there.
Penny Arévalo May 01, 2014 at 08:33 PM
Emailed comments are back! See, we do listen!
shart30431 April 29, 2014 at 02:36 PM
I totally agree. The beauty of this area should not be diminished in any way. There are alreadyRead Moreto o many distractions and to add more man-made ugly would be a crime.
BETH WYNN May 08, 2014 at 06:29 PM
The reason some of us moved to Chatsworth was to live in the country. Not much country left withRead Moreall the farms gone being replaced with houses. I live by the area in question. I do not want to look out my window and see gravel or the smell of horse excrement. Lets be honest who going to clean that up? No thank you.
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