Posts Tagged ‘news’

Some news and a look into the future

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

I have yet to officially mention my recent big news online (except for on my personal Facebook), so here it is: In early April I proposed to my girlfriend of 4+ years, and we are now engaged to be married mid May of 2013! It was something that was a long time coming, and the time was finally right to make it official. Being engaged doesn’t change much in the daily routine for us, but it means that the next year is going to be filled with a lot of planning, preparation, and saving, and needless to say, we are both very excited for the next phase of our lives.

While we both love living in San Diego and really appreciate the comforts of home, we also share a real sense for adventure and living life to the fullest. And though we have the itch for some bigger and […]

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On the Somali Pirates’ side

Thursday, April 16th, 2009
Somali pirates in a boat

Somali Pirates

I have read a couple articles recently which actually don’t paint the modern day Somali pirates in a negative light, and wanted to share this one that I’ve most recently read. And no, it’s not about defending their actions or what they are doing, but it certainly paints a picture which is different from that which we read in the press.

So go and read the article and let me know what you think.

If you don’t want to read this article, basically what it says is that since the collapse of the Somali government, the lack of oversight in the area is now being exploited by first world countries. Specifically by dumping waste and over fishing the areas that are around Somalia. Hopefully they’re not doing these two things in the same place because that would […]

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Should the United States Legalize Drugs?

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

I came across this commentary article on CNN couple weeks ago about the legalization of drugs and figured I’d share a few thoughts I have.

First of all, I truly believe that our “war on drugs” doesn’t work. Just because something is illegal does not mean people don’t do it. Look around, people do illegal things every day. And trust me, same goes for drugs, I was in college once upon a time. And I also don’t buy the fact that making drugs legal will increase their usage. Drugs are easy to get and people who want them get them.

Secondly, though I don’t think drugs are in any way a good thing, I sort of believe that what people choose to do in their own time is their own business. Granted, hard core drug users can cause other problems that don’t stay in their home, […]

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Obamas to Plant White House Vegetable Garden

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Thanks to Grace for alerting me to the fact that the Obamas are planting a vegetable garden at the White House!

I think this is great, it promotes self sustainability, local and healthy eating. Congrats to the Obama’s for doing this and setting a good example for the rest of us.

A letter to the City of San Diego

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

It just came out in local news here in San Diego that Mayor Jerry Sanders is proposing some serious budget cuts. Among some of the cuts are the following:

Four of seven deputy chief operating officers will lose their jobs
Operations suspended at nine recreation centers, seven libraries and all six of the city’s customer service centers
The number of civilians in the SDPD’s admin staff and community service officers will be reduced by 37
The number of fire companies active on any given day will decrease from 60 to 58

On the bright side, they claim that all cuts are in the office, and that the number of police officers and fire fighters won’t be affected.

I realize times are tough and you have to do what you have to do, but to me Rec Centers and libraries are what make communities … well, uh, communities. So I went ahead and wrote a […]

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