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by mvmike
Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:42 pm
Forum: The El Toro Chronicles
Topic: Newport Beach veto of John Wayne Airport development
Replies: 3
Views: 797

I think the decision to give Newport veto power over expansion at JWA will in the end be bad for both Newport AND all of OC. Why? Because it sends a bad sign to all regional airport planners and to our myopic elected dullards in Sacramento -- who cannot wait to try again to bring a bill to the Guv t...
by mvmike
Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:10 am
Forum: National
Topic: Scalia Rips Judges on Abortion, Suicide
Replies: 3
Views: 1272

Scalia wants to see the nation use the constitution the way the founding fathers framed it. While I'm pretty certain that Scalia personally is against abortion, that is not the issue he is raising. He is spotlighting the fact that much of what the federal government has done in the last 5 generation...
by mvmike
Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:54 am
Forum: National
Topic: A PERMANENT MANNED MOONBASE?
Replies: 1
Views: 858

I know plenty of folks will balk at spending money for a base on the moon, but I happen to think this is a long-overdue step that will pay for itself many times over. Buying the Louisiana Territory, and Alaska, seemed like stupid ideas to many at the time, but I think those investments have paid VER...
by mvmike
Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:35 am
Forum: National
Topic: A PERMANENT MANNED MOONBASE?
Replies: 1
Views: 858

A PERMANENT MANNED MOONBASE?

Moon Base Announced by NASA John Roach for National Geographic News December 4, 2006 NASA plans to construct a solar-powered outpost at one the moon's poles, officials with the U.S. space agency announced today. The lunar base is expected to be permanently staffed by 2024. Wallpaper: Earth Viewed Fr...
by mvmike
Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:23 am
Forum: Welcome and Board Announcements
Topic: The OLD OC Board
Replies: 18
Views: 5380

I think PP and JQP have pretty well diagnosed the issues with the other boards. Even WITHOUT the issues on the other boards as they've identified them, it seems to me THIS new board is pretty nifty. =D> The problem is, only a handful of people are posting ANY comments. There's little or no discussio...
by mvmike
Mon Nov 27, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: Crime and Punishment
Topic: Scalia says Abortion not Protected by Constitution
Replies: 5
Views: 2223

Scalia will eventually see the light. Sitting on the SCOTUS tends to open conservative eyes. I suspect that Scalia will never change his mind on the question of abortion. But whether he does or doesn't, the outcome of his decision-making process as a USSC judge will be the same. For Scalia, there a...
by mvmike
Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:55 pm
Forum: The Economy
Topic: Former lawmaker: Miramar vote opens door to opportunity
Replies: 1
Views: 449

Besides being small, Lindbergh has only one runway and it is too short to accommodate fully loaded 747s. True enough, but the runway requirements of today's 747 are a poor metric to use when measuring a next-generation airport. Newer aircraft now being sold can haul 200-500 people 8-10,000 miles ou...
by mvmike
Fri Nov 10, 2006 3:00 am
Forum: Orange County
Topic: And then there is Silva
Replies: 2
Views: 1241

Are we sure he was awake during this interview?
:wink:
by mvmike
Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:26 am
Forum: Immigration
Topic: Are illegal aliens nothing more then modern day slaves?
Replies: 33
Views: 9850

The gov isn't doing their job in coming up with a sensible legal system for guest workers. This is one of several major areas of policy where I disagree with Bush and the majority of both houses of congress (both dems and pubs -- and all recent presidents and congresses.) If there were a reasonable...
by mvmike
Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:10 pm
Forum: California
Topic: The letters writers of the OCR are morons
Replies: 1
Views: 823

[size=18][b]Kerry sticks his foot in it again[/size]

Kerry sticks his foot in it again ... 35 years after "Winter Soldier" : More than a few folks out there disagree with your "analysis, Hanna ... "Do you know where you end up if you don't study, if you aren't smart, if you're intellectually lazy? You end up getting stuck in a war in Iraq." "Please s...
by mvmike
Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:39 pm
Forum: California
Topic: The Book of Judges
Replies: 1
Views: 863

A nice piece of political hackmanship: Wade practices that which he preaches against. Perhaps he'd like to try his hand at deciphering the races for us up in LA or SF, two of MANY donkey strongholds he could've written about, instead of choosing practically the only pub county in the damned state! (...
by mvmike
Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:31 pm
Forum: The El Toro Chronicles
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Replies: 1
Views: 544

A Very Happy TENTH, Len!

A Very Happy TENTH, Len!

It's been quite a journey, and we got to where we are in large part through your efforts!

Thankyou!
by mvmike
Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:25 am
Forum: The El Toro Chronicles
Topic: LAWA passenger projections for LAX and region wrong (again.)
Replies: 0
Views: 541

LAWA passenger projections for LAX and region wrong (again.)

EDITOR reports on his web site that projections for LAX and regional passenger volume have been substantially wrong once again: El Toro Info Site report, October 31, 2006 Summer forecasts fall flat http://www.eltoroairport.org/news/current_news.html#1101-9months Forecasts of a summer pickup in regio...
by mvmike
Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:00 pm
Forum: Immigration
Topic: Are illegal aliens nothing more then modern day slaves?
Replies: 33
Views: 9850

Actually, the minimum wage artificially INCREASES wages, beyond what the free market forces would provide. The more we allow government to interfere with businesses, the weaker our economy will become, and in the end THIS will hurt EVERY American. Having a job is NOT an entitlement, and having a hi...
by mvmike
Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:39 pm
Forum: Immigration
Topic: Are illegal aliens nothing more then modern day slaves?
Replies: 33
Views: 9850

In your opinion should we be able to legally pay guest workers less then regular workers? Guest workers should be paid according to their skill levels, just as citizens are paid -- but we need a process which establishes limits on guest worker numbers. Valuable workers with important skills (like s...
by mvmike
Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: The El Toro Chronicles
Topic: Airbus' delay will benefit taxpayers
Replies: 1
Views: 564

I disagree that the A-380 will become another "Spuce Goose". It will be hurt by the start-up delays, to be sure, but it will find a market in long-distance travel between very large markets. It will have a significant struggle to overcome the cost of these start-up delays, but it will survive and li...
by mvmike
Sun Oct 29, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Lawmakers unite to fight Miramar airport measure
Replies: 1
Views: 842

"... but to some extent all five spoke to using Lindbergh Field and its single runway indefinitely." “We could have a 50-seat minimum at this airport” for aircraft, said Issa, who pilots his own small plane, “and with proper funding move the [smaller, private] aircraft to other places.” The people ...
by mvmike
Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:59 am
Forum: Immigration
Topic: Are illegal aliens nothing more then modern day slaves?
Replies: 33
Views: 9850

[quote="SLK230"][/quote] Most of my family's forebears came over here in the mid-1600's, -1700's and -1800s, from places like Scotland, Germany, England, France, and French Canada, driven by economic, political, social, and religious pressures, and enticed by the opportunities for jobs, land, and fr...
by mvmike
Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:48 pm
Forum: The El Toro Chronicles
Topic: Lindbergh: Is the Wolf Here?
Replies: 1
Views: 574

Is the Wolf at San Diego's door?

I enjoyed reading this article. It was pretty even-handed and honest, seems to me. :) But is it a FACT (as stated) that Lindbergh will CERTAINLY become inadequate SOME DAY, even though the predictions of the last 50 years in this regard have all been way off the mark? :shock: I'm not so sure this as...
by mvmike
Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:20 pm
Forum: The El Toro Chronicles
Topic: Wilson and Campbell to El Toro opponents: Drop Dead!
Replies: 3
Views: 876

Disapointment with Bill Campbell's vote.

This was a truly bad decision on the parts of Supervisors Wilson and Campbell, for all the reasons so well stated by Len. Wilson, I theorize, having once represented Newport, may have felt a need to support Silva on this issue. But I simply can't understand WHY Campbell in particular voted the way h...