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Karl Auerbach
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I think some school administrators ought to be suspended instead...

Don't we value initiative?  Shouldn't we teach students that they can think for themselves and act for themselves?

I guess not in Pennsylvania.
A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school.
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Perhaps he should have asked for world peace, always a safe thing with Miss Americans. 
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This is really good news.

When people visit the San Francisco area I often urge them to come down the coast from Half Moon Bay to Santa Cruz - whether by car or by bicycle it is among the nicest stretches of California coast - and one can often find a totally empty beach.
Coast Dairies 5,800 acres transferred to Bureau of Land Management after 40 years of debate over its future; streams, redwood forests and meadows on Santa Cruz County's north coast now in public ownership
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Also see http://www.hilltromper.com/article/last-coast-dairies-transferred-blm ... been waiting a long time for this to happen. There's already a trail (aka the "Cowell-Wilder Regional Trail") connecting Henry Cowell SP through the Pogonip and UCSC, over to Wilder. Once the Coast Dairies land has a trail paralleling Hwy 1, one can imagine an unbroken unpaved trail some 40 miles long, from Felton out to near Año Nuevo.  (A few other connections or easements might be required -- notably a way through Swanton Ranch and some route(s) through the Big Trees Lumber land.)

Combine that/those with the CEMEX redwoods, and Santa Cruz County starts to sound serious about its open space areas.
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I've become a lionfish predator, of sorts - they make tasty ceviche.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) â€" Jamaica is reporting a big decline in sightings of lionfish, the voracious invasive species that has been wreaking havoc on regional reefs for years and wolfing down native juvenile fish and crustaceans. Some four years after a national campaign got started to slash numbers of the candy-striped predator with a mane of venomous spines, Jamaica's National Environment and Planning Agency is reporting a 66 percent drop in ...
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Travels this week:  North Dakota.
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Gonna buy some oil?
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Tonight I go hear some music that's out of my normal listening...  (It's a tribute show to Coleman, with Howard Wiley.)
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Just got back - it was great!!!
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As most of us know, corporations are created through the action of the laws of the state from which the corporation files for existence.  The laws of each state impose various conditions upon those corporations - things like a board of directors, meetings, accounting rules, bulk-transfer limitations, etc.

I am thinking that I ought to draft a California initiative that would add to California's corporations code various rules that would require that any and all use or expenditure of corporate assets for political purposes obtain explicit approval of 100% of the holders of all outstanding shares.

That would effectively nullify Citizens United except in those cases where the corporation could get the assent of all of the owners (shareholders) of the corporation.  For small, closely held corporations this would be often be easy to do.  For larger corporations this would usually be very hard (but not impossible.)

I'm thinking of things like allowing a small amount that could be spent without approval and whether there could be some mechanism to override dissenters, perhaps by requiring a buyout offer.
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I am Ukrainian.  My great grandparents on both sides emigrated from the area near Tarnapol in western Ukraine.

Between the Russian cossaks, Austro-Hungarians, Germans, and Turks, the Ukraine has had a tough life.  The area where my grandfather was born has been part of something like five different countries since his birth.  Sheesh, can't the country be left in peace without one or another country trying to take a bite?

I am surprised that the news kinda hasn't noticed that the Russian land grab encompasses the same oil regions that the Germans went after in WW-II.
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+Phillip Landmeier - I recently had to scrounge up birth certificates.  Many of them had a hammer and sickle and CCCP on 'em even though the Soviet Union did not yet exist when they were born.  Properly they would have had Austro-Hungarian indications because at that time the area was part of the Galacia province of Austro-Hungry.
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15 tons of rotting squid and a warm day -- and upwind of my house.
Santa Cruz >> A big rig with 30,000 pounds of frozen squid crashed on its side Monday morning near northbound Highway 1 and northbound Highway 17.
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Wow.   I haven't been to Joze in like 20 years.   Used to be my favorite restaurant in the Bay Area.
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What are some good alternatives to Dropbox for the following platforms:
  - Windoz
 - Linux
 - IOS

I do not want to continue to use a product from a company that has our former US Secretary of State, C. Rice, on their board of directors.
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FreedomBox:  https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox

Other alternatives:  http://www.techdrivein.com/2011/06/7-good-dropbox-alternatives-for-linux.html

(NB: I delete my G+ posts and comments after a brief period, if this information is useful, copy & repost).
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(I was in North Dakota yesterday...)

Wow, North Dakota seems covered with gas flares from the frakking wells.

I did a rough count of oil tank cars parked on sidings - it was several thousand at least.  And that didn't include the ones forming trains of 50 to 100 tank cars that go east or west every few minutes.

I read a newspaper article about a 450' tall refinery cracking tower that is being moved - in one piece - to Montana - it will be carried over the highways through several states.  Wow!
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+Michael MacFaden - I'll take a look when I pass through Grand Junction next week.
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Locus ab auctoritate est infirmissimus - The argument from authority is the weakest.
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It's me, 'nuff said - how's that for hubris?
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First, and only, publicly elected director to ICANN for North America.
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  • Loyola Law School
    Law (what else at a law school?)
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Van Nuys High School - Home of the Internet
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