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PG$E Can’t Buy Insurance against CyberAttacks anymore

In a little noticed news item that should be front page lead story of New York Times, BBC reports that energy corporations can no longer get multi-million dollar insurance against cyber attacks. “Energy firm cyber-defence is ‘too weak’, insurers say” … Continue reading

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Ed Leeper: Monterey Renaissance Man

Ed Leeper passed away comfortably at home in his favorite chair Friday evening, while methodically perusing his vast collection of Fine Art books with a poetry book in one hand. Ed was seemingly a permanent fixture of our Peninsula. He … Continue reading

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Alaska’s Bristol Bay Destruction Mine Project Fatally Wounded by US-EPA – Expected to Die soon

We won. Well, actually the magnificent natural landscape of Alaska’s Bristol Bay and all the wildlife and plants that call it home have won a big victory. One of the world’s largest Mines, the Bristol Bay project, has suffered a … Continue reading

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Blunder: PSA Test Should NOT be used warns Researcher who Discovered it !

NewScientist just published an article stating “Pathologist Richard Ablin discovered the PSA antigen 40 years ago. He says it should never have been used as a cancer screening tool for all men“ The NewScientist article is ‘Prostate cancer test has … Continue reading

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Too Wonderful – Australian Government Engineers Inspire 7 year old Girl’s Quest for Dragons

I LOVE this story ! It combines touching kindness and caring about children, inspiring them with science and engineering !!! – and even includes Dragons. What more could I ask for?  A curious young woman (7 years old) writes to … Continue reading

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NSA Spying Predictions for 2014

US President Obama falsely claimed — “The way in which [the Snowden] disclosures happened has been damaging to the United States and damaging to our intelligence capabilities…” Yes, exactly how arresting a Bank robber is damaging to his freedom to … Continue reading

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Obama Nominates Assassination Legalizer David Barron to Appellate Court – Through the Looking Glass

Infamous Executive Branch “Assassination Legal Memo” author David Barron was nominated to the First Circuit Appeals Court to be a lifetime appointed Judge by Barak Obama yesterday. David Barron authored the notorious Office of Legal Counsel memos authorizing the assassination … Continue reading

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An-aesthetic – A person with no aesthetic appreciation

Have you ever met a guy who just couldn’t care a fig about a richly colored sunset, a Beatles tune, a fragrant flower, a massage or even ice cream ? A lot of them are elected to official political positions … Continue reading

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Community Rights vs. Property Rights

(c) Copyright David Dilworth 2002-2013 No one has any sacred or legal right to do anything they want with property they own. This article is a concise overview of the Constitutional and legal foundations of Community Rights contrasted with Property … Continue reading

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You Own Your Personal Information — Privacy Rights Law Model Provisions

(c) Copyright 2008-2013 David Dilworth The following article is a summary of the Report “Personal Information Privacy Rights Table which outlines the five (plus one) crucial protections needed to insure legal privacy anywhere from any unauthorized collecting or use by … Continue reading

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Secret FISA Court Out of Control – Makes Violently Anti-Constitutional Decision Giving up ALL Your Phone Records

“Cockroaches do their best Work in the Dark.” Years before the existence of the National Security Agency (NSA) was ever acknowledged, many of us read evidence that NSA was out of control. Now thanks to the anti-constitutional “Patriot” Act a … Continue reading

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Cedar Street Times’ Publisher Jameson Ramps Up from Censorship to Blacklist – Refuses Letter and Large Paid Ad

  “Because the pension question is now being litigated, I have chosen not to run your letters or your advertisements.” “Marge Jameson, Editor [email protected] Cedar Street Times 306 Grand Ave., Pacific Grove, CA Voice: 831-324-4742 Fax: 831-324-4745″ (Dated: Tue, Jun … Continue reading

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Obama-Holder’s “Justice” Dept Seizes Major Media Phone Records – including Home Phone Records (and don’t forget Obama-Alexander’s NSA tapes your every Phone Call.)

“The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.” – Frederick Douglass If you and I oppose tyrannical acts – have we reached the limits of our endurance with U.S. Spying on us? Chief executive … Continue reading

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Triple Standard – Some Lives are Worth More. More Deaths Are Not Newsworthy

(c) Copyright 2013 David Dilworth Three heartwrenching tragedies in the past week showed three wildly different responses that are intensely revealing of our culture. Commentary: Let me point out some notable contrasts.

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David Walton Concludes a Gracious, Giving Life in China

Have you been around Monterey long enough to remember the groundbreaking Sancho Panza Bohemian coffee house or Gallatin’s elegant dining ? The genius behind Sancho Panza, and the grace at Gallatin’s was my friend David Walton who died in China … Continue reading

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Pacific Grove Illegal-Pension-Gift Signatures Turned In

This morning a group of dedicated Pacific Grove citizens turned in more than 1,300 signatures of registered Pacific Grove voters to put on the ballot whether to void an illegal pension increase gift to city employees in 2002. “I’m disappointed … Continue reading

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Skeptico’s Misconstruction of Basic Logical Fallacies – while Spreading his own Fallacy Fog

This is an article about several Logical Fallacy disputes. On one side is me, describing my Analysis of more than two dozen logical fallacies found in a blog article by Michael Eisen favoring Genetically Modified food. On the other side … Continue reading

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Jud Vandevere – World Class Naturalist and Friend

Our world just lost one its finest people, and the highest quality encyclopedia of natural phenomena he put together in his mind and happily shared with all. Monterey’s Jud Vandevere passed away on Christmas leaving a legacy of dramatically more … Continue reading

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Dave Potter’s Fantasy — “I’m a Friend of the Environment”

There’s a new campaign mailing advertising Potter for Supervisor with the text “Our Place, our values, our voice. . . “ The photograph is of a place that doesn’t exist – just like Potter’s “friendship with our environment.” What’s really … Continue reading

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Midnight Earthquake 5.3 in Salinas Valley Shakes Buildings in Pacific Grove on Monterey Peninsula

Just 5 minutes before midnight turning into October 21, 2012 an Earthquake on the Eastern edge of the Salinas Valley gave buildings in Pacific Grove on the Monterey Peninsula a good shake. Did you feel the earth quake shake our … Continue reading

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Don’t Chop Down Our Pacific Grove Trees – 3,000 Trees at Immediate Risk

Tree Destruction Effort Led by Kampe and Huitt Stumps: Pacific Grove’s Newest Industry Last night, Wednesday October 17, 2012 four City Council members voted to get rid of protection for trees on all residential property that are not Monterey Cypress, … Continue reading

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No on “F” and No on Kampe

I attended the very first “informational” community meeting at Chautauqua Hall regarding the Holman Hotel project at which developer Drake Leddy gave an overview of his company, his intentions to build a first class hotel and answered questions from audience … Continue reading

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Vote NO on Kampe, No on Huitt, No on Lucius in Pacific Grove, and No on Potter

 David Dilworth’s Take-it or Leave-it November 2012  No. NO. NO ! There’s a lot of “Bad” up for a vote this season. Perhaps the local area with the most to lose is Pacific Grove. * Choose badly and it will … Continue reading

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Welcome to Pacific Stump – Thanks to Bill Kampe and Robert Huitt

Gentlemen . . . Start Your ChainSaws ! Pacific Grove has lost about half of its trees since 1986 – which is just short while ago. You might think a town with reverence for trees in its very own name … Continue reading

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Pacific Grove Newspaper Publisher Admits Deliberate Censorship

Pacific Grove newspaper Cedar Street Times’ Publisher Marge Jameson Censors all letters from a reasonable middle of the road citizen. Sends him two emails refusing to publish any of his letters to the editor. Growing up here, I blindly trusted … Continue reading

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New World Record? Six Logical Fallacies with a Single Sentence promoting Genetically Modified Food

(c) Copyright 2012 David Dilworth This is an article about an Analysis(1) of a web article (“The anti-GMO campaign’s dangerous war on science”). The web article by Michael Eisen is a hypocrisy drenched assault on Informed Consent, Food Safety proponents, … Continue reading

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Holman’s Hotel: Holmon-strosity – even Worse than their Leaked Presentation Drawing. Luckily We get to Vote it Down

Controversial Developer Nader Agha wants to turn Holmans into a 420 room hotel; a giant hotel that goes from Holmans massive front on Lighthouse Avenue to our Library – street to street / block to block – and 85 feet … Continue reading

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New Words

Here’s a few words and terms I’ve created out of my inexhaustible mental library of ideas (out of thin air). While another stunningly creative person may have used one of these words or terms previously to me, I made these … Continue reading

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Deadly Mad Cows – Right Here in California

Since a “Mad Cow” was found at a Hanford slaughterhouse last week – people are again raising concerns about dying from eating beef. (Hanford County shares a fence with Monterey County.) This is an overview of the science of alarming … Continue reading

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Toxics: Janet Fulton’s Junk Science about Methyl Iodide

A former UC (agricultural) Field Station manager wrote a commentary in the Herald about Methyl Iodide that contradicts all environmental science about the nerve gas. (Janet Fulton: Methyl iodide a casualty of junk science) Sorry Ms. Fulton — 1. Methyl … Continue reading

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Pacific Grove Pension Debt (CalPERS) 2007-2015

Here is a graph of the debt Pacific Grove residents are accumulating as a result of staying in CalPERs – contrary to the will of the voters. The numbers from 2011 to 2015 are projections based on at least a … Continue reading

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Silly Censorship by Pacific Grove City Manager Tom Frutchey

Tom Frutchey does not like criticism of his many failings as City Manager of Pacific Grove. Recently, to intimidate a resident who told the City Council about her strong concerns about City staff insubordination – the City Manager hired a … Continue reading

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Why Is “Smart Growth” Destructive?

(c) Copyright 2000-2012 David Dilworth “Smart Growth” is Doublespeak and an Oxymoron Along with “Postal Service”, “Jumbo Shrimp” and “Congressional Ethics” – “Sustainable Development” is a self canceling or contradictory phrase along with its new disguise called “Smart Growth.”

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Tailgating Kills Pets

Copyright 2000 David Dilworth As sudden as a meteor streak – flashing into my headlights trots a large dog with a nice smile – in the middle of my lane!

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Illegal Development Approvals Admitted by Pacific Grove City Manager

“Things were much better [for developers] in the old days, in large part because staff didn’t follow the law.” – Pacific Grove City Manager Tom Frutchey, April 2011

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Bill Kampe’s Fast Food Gets Bad Reviews in Pacific Grove

Attempted Murder of a Good Law: Two people tried to kill Pacific Grove’s law banning Fast Food. Councilman (and Carpetbagger) Bill Kampe1 along with Commerce Chamber head Moe “Strip Mall” Ammar wielded the weapons of mass deception. Kampe put it … Continue reading

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Skeptical of Strangers

Apparently skepticism of strangers is a long tradition; an ongoing theme in California. “What are we to do then? Shall we remain supine, while these daring strangers are overrunning our fertile plains, and gradually outnumbering and displacing us? Shall these … Continue reading

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All the Kings Horses and all the Kings Men . . .

Here’s an example of how a lone voice can halt big mistakes. “It wasn’t a bad catch,” said George Haines, state unit fire chief in Monterey and San Benito counties. When I spoke out on this issue, all the Fire … Continue reading

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Its in his Arrgh

I lived in Europe for a while teaching several subjects including English and French. In my experience listening to people with languages from different cultures – the “R” is the most difficult sound to get right – in many languages. … Continue reading

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Museum of Invisible Art – Really.

I couldn’t make this up. There’s a museum that wants to sell collectors and art appreciators – Invisible Art . . . for real money. Not kidding. Museum for NonVisible Art

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