Sunday, May 31, 2009

CM PRESS #709

ABORTIONIST TILLER KILLED THIS MORNING
News link.
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HISPANIC MAN SHOT ON MERRILL PLACE LAST NIGHT
Twenty-eight-year-old man was shot in the hand and thigh in the 180 block of Merrill Place at about 10:40 PM last night and was taken to the hospital. His present condition is unknown. Three suspects are in custody. Police report that the shooting did not appear to be gang related and are still investigating. Source: CMPD
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MAN ATTACKED AND ROBBED ON POMONA SATURDAY AM
Until the slums are removed, our high violent crime rate will remain.

Notice the above linked article in the OCR only describes the perps as "gang types." Now, what do you suppose that means? Hmmmm. How about this: "Hispanic gang types." Isn't that a better definition?

Meanwhile, the Costa Mesa City Council plans to spend millions on improving a bike trail behind some slums on the Westside.

The money would be better spent on removing the slums.

Instead, the Council will encourage more people to use the bike trail, and there will be some initial puff pieces in the local left wing press about how swell the trail is.

Then, watch the trail become abandoned except by gangs after some yuppies are attacked there by the gang members who live in the adjacent slums.

The Costa Mesa City Council has screwed up priorities. You want to fix the Westside? Forget your screwball money wasting rubberized asphalt on Victoria and your yuppie bike trail and start buying up and razing slum buildings.

Destroy the gang habitat and the gang members will move back to Santa Ana.

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Friday, May 29, 2009

CM PRESS # 708

PRAVDA SAYS AMERICA HAS BECOME MARXIST
Writes that the "sheeple" are accepting it.
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FORMER NEWPORT MAYOR HAS A GREAT COLUMN IN THE DAILY PILOT
John Heffernan has a must read column in the Daily Pilot today (HERE). What Heffernan writes about Newport Beach also applies to Costa Mesa. Do yourself a favor and read his column. It's a quick read with no surplusage.


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Thursday, May 28, 2009

CM PRESS # 707

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NEXT DUI CHECKPOINT SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 2.

The Costa Mesa Police Department will be conducting a sobriety / driver license checkpoint on Tuesday evening, June 2, 2009, from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. The checkpoint will be located eastbound Baker Street, east of Bear Street.

During the early hours of this checkpoint, which will be west of Bristol, the CM PRESS expects that many cars pulled over will be driven by Huntington Beach bound drivers on their way home from work. Baker has turned into a min-freeway alternative to the 405 during rush hours.
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OBAMA'S SUPREME COURT PICK A MEMBER OF 'THE RACE'
Sotomayor a bad choice for Supreme Court.

Said, "I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life."

Not outraged by what she said? Turn it around and see what you think: "I would hope that a wise White man with the richness of his experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a Latina woman who hasn't lived that life."
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

CM PRESS #706

To ensure that mankind continues, God gave to every one of us a deep and natural repugnance for man on man, or woman on woman. To whitewash the sin by blackening the repugnance for it as "homophobia", is mentally and morally sick.
---Bishop Williamson LINK
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TRASH CAN BURNER SPUTTERS

Steve Smith over at the almost daily Daily Pilot is sure to be a finalist in the dumbest column of the year award with his Sounding Off Column appearing in the PILOT today (HERE).

In the column, Smith sets out to defend Jim Righeimer from an attack by failed City Council candidate Chris McEvoy that appeared in the paper in April (HERE).

Smith's underlying theme that Jim Righeimer isn't bad for the city, as claimed by McEvoy, is correct.

The CM PRESS will go even further. We need more Righeimers to help jump start the revitalization of the Westside; which is the key to improving all of Costa Mesa including its schools and the quality of life for all citizens.

But instead of simply giving a logical defense of Righeimer, Smith then gets goofy as he writes this:

"The attitude that the city may not be worthy of Righeimer is really an inferiority complex and it has held Costa Mesa back for decades. The inferiority complex manifests itself in writings such as McEvoy’s, in the recurrence of a silly attempt to carve out some sliver, some connection, to the Pacific Ocean, even if, as was once proposed, that path is just 12 inches wide, and in the trashing of the city over the presence of illegal immigrants by, among others, its current mayor."


"Inferiority complex"? Huh? "Held us back"? What? Did you get that? Smith is actually telling readers that it's an inferiority complex to want a nicer city not infested with illegal aliens and one with a connection to the ocean.

Then, Smith shows he's been at the kookade bowl again when he writes:
"Costa Mesa has...an ethnic mix that many other cities envy...."

Costa Mesa is envied by other cities for an ethnic mix? Exactly which cities envy us? Naturally, Smith offers no examples. It's just hogwash.

Say, Smith, have you seen the through-the- roof crime rate in Costa Mesa? Have you looked at the demographics of that crime? Hmmmmm? How about our schools that have student scores at Third World levels?

"Envy," is not the word to describe how some other cites look at Costa Mesa.

If this were Hollywood, Smith's friends would be urging him to take his name off this column and sign it Alan Smithee.
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

CM PRESS # 705


OBAMA'S PICK FOR SUPREME COURT ANTI-WHITE?

According to the DRUDGE REPORT, President Obama has picked Latina Sonia Sotomayor for the U.S. Supreme Court.

The New York Times (HERE), writes that Sotomayor was on a panel that ruled in a case from New Haven that tests given to firefighters for promotion should be thrown out because only whites were on the top of the list. The result was that white firefighters were denied promotions while lower scoring minorities got the promotions.

William Kristol of the Weekly Standard blogs (HERE) that Sotomayor believes that the courts are "Where policy is made." Kristol muses that constitutionalists might have a different view.
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Saturday, May 23, 2009

CM PRESS # 703

BREAKING NEWS--DAILY PILOT FINDS ANOTHER WHITE CRIMINAL

HERE'S a link to a Daily Pilot story about a guy who robbed a bank in Newport Beach the other day.

When you look at the photo you can see that the guy is white. But, just in case you aren't sure, the Pilot tells you in words that the guy is white.

HERE'S a link to the OC Register report on the same incident. The OCR just lets the photo speak for itself and doesn't use words to tell you the guy is white.

What's our point?

The CM PRESS believes that all outstanding violent criminal suspects should be described as fully as possible and that race/ethnicity, if known, should be in every story. This includes outstanding criminal suspects who use threats or claim they have a gun or other weapon and say they'll use it.

In this case, the Daily Pilot did the right thing and the OCR didn't.

However, and this is a very big HOWEVER, the Pilot often seems to hide the race and ethnicity of such suspects except when they are white, and when they are white, as in this story, the paper always seems to put in that information.

We don't like that double standard and what appears to us to be an attempt to create the impression that violent crime is an equal opportunity employer. It's not.
We also don't like it when newspapers such as the OCR scrub crime reports and leave out race/ethnicity of such suspects.
Just report what you know for the safety of the public and let the chips fall where they may. Is that too freakin' hard?

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RESULTS OF LAST NIGHT'S CMPD CHECKPOINT AT HARBOR/FAIR

The Costa Mesa Police conducted a sobriety checkpoint on May 22, 2009, at Harbor Boulevard and Fair Drive.

During the hours of operation, 1,561 vehicles drove through the checkpoint and 516 of those drivers were screened. Police conducted 32 DUI investigations resulting in 4 DUI arrests. In addition there was 1 warrant arrest, 9 drivers were cited for driving without driver licenses, and 3 drivers were cited for driving on a suspended / revoked CDL. A total of 14 other traffic citations were issued for miscellaneous vehicle code violations and 13 vehicles were impounded.
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Friday, May 22, 2009

CM PRESS # 702


DENISE WHITTAKER NAMED INTERIM OCC PRESIDENT

May 22--The Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint Denise Whittaker as Interim President of Orange Coast College. Whittaker will begin as Interim President on July 1, 2009.

“Ms. Whittaker has a great deal of experience in a multi-college district both as an administrator and a faculty member,” said Board President Jim Moreno. “She brings with her an excellent reputation and proven success as a leader and we are confident that as the Interim President she will be a great asset to Orange Coast College and to our District.”

“I am grateful to the Board of Trustees for giving me this opportunity,” Whittaker said. “Having worked in the southern California community college arena for nearly 30 years, and having friends and colleagues at all three of the District’s colleges, I am very much aware of OCC’s reputation for providing outstanding academic and technical education to the communities they serve. Every person I spoke to over the weekend had a connection to OCC and spoke highly of the faculty and their educational experience. I am honored to have been selected for this position and look forward to working with Dr. Currie and the OCC faculty, staff, managers, and students in this transition period.”

Whittaker will serve as Interim President at Orange Coast College while a national search is conducted for a permanent replacement. The Board of Trustees, Acting Chancellor Currie and Whittaker will work together to lead Orange Coast College during a time of District-wide transition and an unprecedented budget crisis.

“Our District is facing many challenges,” Moreno stated. “We know that Ms. Whittaker’s extensive experience will bring stability in leadership to the college as we conduct a search for a permanent president in the coming months.”

Whittaker retired as president of San Bernardino Valley College in San Bernardino in 2007. Under her leadership, the college successfully provided transfer and degree programs to over 12,000 students each semester. Additionally, Whittaker has a great deal of experience in student support services, budget planning and human resources having served as Vice President at both Oxnard College in Oxnard, Cal. and at El Camino College in Torrance, Cal. Whittaker has a Master’s degree in Counseling from California State University, Los Angeles.

Whittaker is known nationally as a progressive leader and has served as an advisory board member to the National Center for Community and Educational Partnerships and currently works as an educational consultant to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and Fairmont State University.

“I am appreciative that Denise is willing to bring her leadership skills and experience to Orange Coast College,” said Dr. Ding-Jo Currie, Acting Chancellor. “The college and the District will be well served by her leadership during the six-month transition period. I look forward to working with Denise closely as we confront our fiscal challenges ahead.”

The Coast Community College District is headquartered in Costa Mesa and is the ninth largest district in the country. The District’s three colleges - Coastline Community College in Fountain Valley, Golden West College in Huntington Beach and Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa -serve over 60,000 students each year providing traditional degree and transfer opportunities, career and technical training and community programs.

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

CM PRESS # 701

AUSTRALIA SLASHES IMMIGRATION

Wants Australian jobs to go to Australians.

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NYPD'S COMMON SENSE POLICY ON FRISKING
Blacks get frisked more because they commit more crimes.
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PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION MEETING ON MAY 27.
Two interesting issues:

1. Guy wants a hillock in TeWinkle Park named after him.

2. Aztec Basketball Leagues wants to take over the Downtown Recreation Center Gymnasium for seven hours on Sundays for an initial term of six months with a six month option.

This would stop the present drop-in volleyball and basketball games on Sundays that are presumably enjoyed by Costa Mesa citizens.

AZTEC would pay the commercial non-resident rate to use the facility owned by the citizens of Costa Mesa.

You can email the Parks and Recreation Commission at: ParksCommission@ci.costa-mesa.ca.us
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COSTA MESA SHOWS ITS LACK OF FRUGALITY
Wants to spend $1.7 million on beautifying a rarely used bike trail.

Say, why not put down some rubberized asphalt?

The only stimulus this provides to our economy is to the wallets of out of town contractors and city staff who will make busy work for themselves in supervising this. Don't expect to see your out of work neighbors out there with shovels on this shovel ready project.

If the City Council were serious about improving the City, they'd use this money to buy up and raze some slum buildings near the bike trail. Crime would drop as a result and the few bicyclists who use the trail would be safer.

Most residents of Costa Mesa probably don't even know where this bike trail is located.

If you want to see it, just drive south on Harbor near Fair. As you get to the end of the golf course, which will be on your right, you'll see what looks like an alley at the end of the chain link fence. That's the bike trail in question.
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POLICE CHECKPOINT THIS FRIDAY ON HARBOR/FAIR (At vacant Hyundai dealership, not far from the soon to be gilded bike trail in the story above.)

The Costa Mesa Police Department will be conducting a sobriety / driver license checkpoint on Friday evening, May 22, 2009, from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. The checkpoint will be located northbound Harbor Boulevard at Fair Drive.

To avoid claims of profiling or discrimination, these checkpoints are usually conducted so that every___(fill in the number) car is pulled over for a closer look. It will often be every tenth or twentieth car (depending on traffic volume).
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

CM PRESS # 700

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YOLO COUNTY CUTS HEALTH CARE FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS
Saves more than $1 million. Sacramento County has done the same.
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DOES SCHWARZENEGGER REALLY GET IT?
Do the big government tax and spend three on the Costa Mesa City Council (Mansoor, Foley and Monahan) also get it? Will they roll back their stupid fees for basic services that they approved a couple of meetings ago? Will they try to have Costa Mesa's municipal government live within its means instead of taxing citizens to death? Stay tuned, we should know at the June 2, City Council meeting when the issue is revisited on an appeal by Councilmember Bever.
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ALL PROPOSITIONS CRASH AND BURN EXCEPT 1F

Californians, fed up with their dysfunctional state government and politicians in general, defeated all propositions on Tuesday's ballot except 1F which prevents legislators from getting raises in any year there is a budget deficit.

California has become so dysfunctional that if the state were in South America there would probably have already been a clean-sweep coup to throw all the bums out of office and start fresh.

[Keep that car image in mind, we're coming back to it in the Bever story two down from this one.]
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WHAT EFFECTS IN COSTA MESA?

If Governor Schwarzenegger follows thru on his pre-election talk, the state may raid Costa Mesa's coffers for about $3 million. This will push Costa Mesa's deficit from its present $19 million to $22 million.

Schwarzenegger also spoke of possibly selling the OC Fairgrounds.
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BEVER GETS SMARMY AND FALLS FLAT (AS USUAL)

If you watched the City Council meeting last night, you saw Councilmember Bever sarcastically mentioning not using rubberized asphalt in some alley repairs, because Bever doesn't want cars speeding in alleys.

After this comment, which Bever apparently thought was clever, he gave a smarmy smile and laugh that, from where we were sitting, reminded us of the bug eating lunatic, Renfield, in Dracula. Think swallowed snort, gurgle and nervous nerd laugh all at the same time.
(Maybe it was just the light or poor sound in the room.)

Here's what that was about. Bever was trying to take a swipe at the CM PRESS.

A couple of City Council meetings ago, the CM PRESS spoke to the Council about the way it's wasting money on stupid ideas. One of the things we brought up was the Council's plan to resurface Victoria Street west of Placentia with rubberized asphalt.

Now, rubberized asphalt is more expensive than regular asphalt but reportedly lasts longer. However, the big plus for the product is that it provides a smoother and quieter ride for automobiles. Rubber tires on a rubber street.

Thus, with the pluses of rubberized asphalt it makes sense to use it where appropriate.

"Where appropriate" is the problem with using it on Victoria west of Placentia.

You see, the big problem on that stretch of Victoria is not that the road is rough or noisy, but that it's too fast and dangerous.

Victoria in that area has become a mini-high speed freeway through the Westside from Huntington Beach and there have been many serious accidents there.

You may recall that three guys were killed on Victoria about a year ago in a high speed accident at a curve in the road that should probably be called Dead Man's Curve. They were going too fast, came to the curve, centrifugal force took over and they hit a telephone pole. That's just one of many accidents on that street.

So, with speed being the major problem, why would the City spend money to make the road a smoother and quieter ride for automobiles? Smoother and quieter translates to faster.

Shouldn't the City be thinking about doing things to slow down traffic on Victoria? Maybe speed bumps? Maybe a less smooth ride?

Don't you slow down on rougher streets or streets with speed bumps? Ever drive on top of Botts' dots on the freeway for a while? Chatters your pearly whites, they do. Heh, heh, snort, heh, heh, gurgle, heh, heh, snort.

But, it gets even sillier. One of the reasons why the speeding cars that are crashing on that stretch of Victoria aren't ending up in some of the condos along the street or in the tot lot in Vista Park is because some of the cars are hitting telephone poles before they can get to the condos or the tot lot. And, we mean more than just the one that hit the telephone pole mentioned above.

So, what does the Council want to do in addition to making the street faster? You guessed it. Spend millions of dollars to remove the telephone poles.

That makes no bloody sense at all.

First you make the street faster and then you remove the only protection the condos and pedestrians have. "Did he say 'bloody'''? Heh, heh, snort, heh, heh, gurgle, heh, heh, snort.

Watch,after we have more accidents and lawsuits against the City, the City will find a way to make that stretch of Victoria slower--probably with the aforementioned Botts' dots.

So, first the City puts in the most expensive type of asphalt whose primary benefit is a smoother and quieter ride (read faster,remember) and then it will have to figure out a way to make the ride not so smooth and quiet for safety. Say, why not remove that rubberized asphalt and put in cheaper regular asphalt because it may slow cars down?

Heh, heh, snort, heh, heh, gurgle, heh, heh, snort.
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

CM PRESS # 699

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HATING WHITEY
PC morons don't want to name park after Nobel Prize winner. Bet they'd have no problem naming it Malcom X park.
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MISSING LINK?
May be early link leading to humans.
Another article on this find.
Will paleontologists a million years from now find one of our skulls and determine it's the link between them and us?
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TAXPAYER REVOLUTION
Here's a group that might be worth supporting. Check out their endorsement list.
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IMPORTANT ELECTION TODAY, TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009

VOTE NO ON ALL PROPOSITIONS TO TELL THE SCUMBAG POLITICIANS TO CUT SPENDING AND STOP TAXING US TO DEATH!

Polls are open from 7:00 A.M to 8:00 P.M.

Find your polling place by calling (714) 567-7600 or by going to OCVOTE.COM/FIND

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CITY COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT

Go and tell the tax and spend trio: MANSOOR/FOLEY/MONAHAN to start cutting costs instead of raising taxes and fees on citizens of Costa Mesa.

Here's the agenda.
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Monday, May 18, 2009

CM PRESS # 698

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WON A NOBEL PRIZE? JAPAN MAY LET YOU RESIDE THERE.
Japan, one of the most racially homogeneous nations on Earth, doesn't think diversity is that great. Only wants immigrants who can truly help the nation. That also used to be US policy.
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A SIMPLE GUIDE TO THE ISRAELI/PALESTINIAN QUESTION AND WHY ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU, WHO IS NOW MEETING WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA, WON'T AGREE TO A TWO STATE SOLUTION AS PROPOSED. LINK

The difficulty turns on a word: "Jewish."

The Israelis want the Palestinians to agree to a two state solution that guarantees Israel's right to exist as a "Jewish" state, and the Palestinians don't want to sign such an agreement unless the word "Jewish" is removed.

In other words, the Jews want Jewish and Israel to be synonymous and the Palestinians, who might be okay with Israel existing as a secular state, aren't buying it.

Here's why. The Palestinians have a much higher birthrate than the Jews in Israel and many Palestinians live in Israel.

Those Palestinians who take a long view of history figure that in time they'll be able to take over Israel by doing nothing more than having more babies than the Jews.

Remember, Israel is billed as the only democracy in the Middle East. And, what do we know about democracies? The majority rules.

If an agreement is signed without the word Jewish in it, Israel may still exist in the future but in name only because without a guarantee that it will remain a Jewish state it may in fact be a Palestinian state if the Palestinians become a majority of the voting citizens in Israel.

The Jews understand the demographic problem they face and want to head it off at the pass by having solid agreements, recognized under international law, that Israel shall always be a Jewish state.

Much can flow legally from such an agreement with just that one word "Jewish" if it is in the agreement.

If the Palestinians sign an agreement with that word in it, they'll never be able to take over Israel from within, as a whole series of related laws can be enacted by Israel to, for example, prevent non-Jews from voting in Israeli elections since this may, as outlined above, lead to Israel not remaining a Jewish state, which in something of a round robin sort of reasoning must always remain Jewish.

Therein lies the rub.
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GERMANS GETTING OVER PERIOD OF SELF-LOATHING
Self-confidence and self-assurance rising.
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ELECTION TOMORROW--VOTE NO ON ALL PROPOSITIONS
Stop the political hacks from sending us all to the poorhouse with taxes.

BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR SAMPLE BALLOT FOR YOUR POLLING PLACE--IT MAY HAVE CHANGED FOR THIS SPECIAL ELECTION.

Many voters in Mesa North, who usually vote at Paularino School, will vote in this election at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 2850 Fairview Rd.--between Adams and Merrimac. (The church next to The Farm soccer field.)
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OHIO MAYOR CUTS GRASS HIMSELF
Doesn't invent phony taxes to hire and pay others to do job.
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LAST NIGHT'S EARTHQUAKE DOWNGRADED TO 4.7
Earlier reports had it at 5.0. USGS LINK.
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Sunday, May 17, 2009

CM PRESS # 697

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EARTHQUAKE!
8:40 PM Sunday 5/17/09--Sharp shaking felt in Mesa North. Preliminary report 5.0 centered in LA. USGS SITE
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TOTAL RECALL 2009

Arnold has gone bad.

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GET YOUR OWN HOUSE IN ORDER MR. MANSOOR

Mayor Allan Mansoor has a nice column (HERE) in the Daily Pilot today in which Mansoor rails against the feds and the state spending too much and then taxing to pay for the spending.

We agree with Mansoor. Our guess is that most people who have looked at the issue also probably agree with him.

The problem we have with Mansoor is that he doesn't practice what he preaches.
Instead of making necessary cuts to Costa Mesa government spending, he just keeps rubber stamping any spending bills that staff puts in front of him.
At the last City Council meeting we told Mansoor that some of us are getting fed up with his sanctimonious whining about the state and the feds and their tax and spend ways and their big government views when he won't put into practice right here in Costa Mesa what he preaches.

We were particularly disgusted by Mansoor at that Council meeting when he broke ranks with Councilmembers Bever and Leece and voted with Foley and Monahan to pile some phony fees on the backs of the most vulnerable among us--the elderly--who are most likely to need ambulance and paramedic service, and to everyone involved in automobile accidents.

Under the scam approved by Mansoor, Foley and Monahan if you get into an automobile accident and the fire department shows up, and even if they aren't needed, you'll be billed on a time clock for how long they're standing around at your accident site doing nothing.
Of course, if you're an illegal alien and have no insurance, Costa Mesa won't bill you.
And, why do we have these phony fees? Because Mansoor, Foley and Monahan won't rein in spending, including, as just one example, the massive overtime pay that we're giving to firefighters.

So, if the tax and spend trio, Mansoor, Foley and Monahan, have their way and if Councilmember Bever can't convince one of them to revisit the issue at the June 2 City Council meeting, then count on being taxed to death here in Costa Mesa so we can pay some individual firefighters more than $ 60,000 per year just in overtime.
And, since our firefighters are paid so well, they don't have to live in Costa Mesa with the rest of us peons. Much of the money we pay them flies the coop and is spent in other cities rather than recirculating in Costa Mesa where it could help our local merchants.
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Saturday, May 16, 2009

CM PRESS # 696

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SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST AS ENGLISH RATS MUTATE
Mutation protects them from usual poisons.
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BELIEVE IN THE CONSTITUTION? AGAINST KILLING BABIES?
Get your Right Wing Extremist ID card.
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COUPLE OF GOOD COLUMNS IN THE DAILY PILOT

We're always pleased when members of the City Council, Planning Commission and Parks and Recreation Commission put in extra effort and stay in the fray and are on the right side of issues. Too many people on the Council or the Commissions do little but show up for meetings and collect their checks.

Planning Commission Chair Jim Righeimer on massive pensions for public employees.

Planning Commissioner Colin McCarthy on taxes.
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RESULTS OF LAST NIGHT'S DUI CHECKPOINT AT 22ND STREET AND NEWPORT BLVD.

During the hours of operation, 768 vehicles drove through the checkpoint, 302 were stopped, and 31 drivers were screened for driving under the influence. There were 3 DUI arrests. In addition, 7 drivers were cited for no license and 1 driver was cited for driving on a suspended license. A total of 16 citations were issued for miscellaneous vehicle code violations and 9 vehicles were impounded.
Source: CMPD
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Friday, May 15, 2009

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VATICAN LUMINARY TAKES ON OBAMA
This is something that we've been writing about for years--the attempt by some to blend all peoples, nations and religions into a bland mass clustered under the center of the bell curve after all their jagged edges have been removed to be PC. That way, lies Teletubbyland.
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ALEXANDER COCKBURN ON THE "KING OF THE HATE BUSINESS"
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WHEN COMPARING CRIME AND OTHER STATISTICS
The cities to use when comparing Costa Mesa crime and other statistics are the five cities that surround Costa Mesa and which actually touch some part of Costa Mesa's land: Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Ft.Valley, Irvine, Santa Ana.
Comparing Costa Mesa stats with cities far away is statistic shopping and doesn't give a good picture of the situation.
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DUI CHECKPOINT NEAR MONAHAN'S TONIGHT
It's so close to Monahan's that maybe the cops should just stand at Monahan's door with breathalyzers. How about having some of these checkpoints on Fairview? The last time one was held on Fairview, more than 60 cars were towed (from memory) for no CDL or registration or insurance or all three.
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TUSCON CITIZEN NEWSPAPER--GOES PAPERLESS
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MORE SCARE TACTICS FROM ARNOLD
Says state will have to "borrow" $ 3,341,280 from Costa Mesa if his props fail on May 19.

No doubt, the tax and spend three on the Costa Mesa City Council (Mansoor, Monahan and Foley) will then think up some more taxes to charge you instead of cutting City expenses. Maybe a tax on walking on public sidewalks. Perhaps a tax on driving on our streets. How about a tax on breathing Costa Mesa air?

Mansoor is a big disappointment to many who supported him. He rails against federal and state taxes and big spending, but fails to cut taxes and spending right here in Costa Mesa where he has the ability to do so.
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PINK SLIPS GOING OUT TO ABOUT 1,100 GM DEALERS TODAY
No word yet if any are in Costa Mesa.
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MORE AMERICANS PRO-LIFE THAN PRO-CHOICE FOR FIRST TIME
The process we call "life" begins in humans when 23 chromosomes from a male join with 23 chromosomes from a female.
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"They[California] can't tax their way out of this problem.... The employee unions are so powerful in California that they're suing against the governor... the public employee unions run the state of California and they have run it into a ditch.
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DEFEAT PROP. 1A WEBSITE
Prop. 1A will increase your taxes. Vote this horror down. Vote NO. Also vote no on all the other propositions.
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BOSTON COP SUSPENDED AFTER ABUSING AUTHORITY FOR ALLEGEDLY TICKETING POLITICIANS IN PAYBACK FOR THEIR ACTIONS TO CUT SOME POLICE FUNDING
Abuse of authority by a cop? Happens more than you think.
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GEORGE WILL BLAMES GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE UNIONS
Police and Fire Unions in Costa Mesa support Katrina Foley. Wonder why?
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NO ON ALL PROPOSITIONS ON MAY 19! STOP THE BIG SPENDING POLITICIANS
Be sure to check your polling place. Many have changed for this election.

Link to Howard Jarvis Tax Association--read the truth about these phony baloney propositions.

Link to John and Ken program on KFI--Tax Revolt time.

Our wonderful state of California has been turned into Taxifornia. Stop the political scamsters from taking even more of your money.
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Thursday, May 14, 2009

CM PRESS # 694

FOUR YOUNG AMERICAN CITIZENS FOUND STRANGLED IN TIJUANA
Stay away from Mexico, says San Diego area police chief.
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CHRYSLER AND GM TO CUT AS MANY AS 3000 DEALERS STARTING TODAY
Will the tax and spend big government types on the Costa Mesa City Council--Mansoor, Monahan and Foley--now try to raise more phony taxes on citizens to keep the bloated municipal government from making necessary cuts?

Maybe a tax on speaking at the podium to the Council or a tax on sitting in the audience watching the Council?

How about a tax on buying matches because matches cause fires and the fire department will "provide a service by inspecting" every match you buy and then charging you for the inspection?
Hey, citizens have to serve our city employees. Right? We have to keep paying some individual employees more than $60,000 just in overtime each year.

If we paid them less, they might actually have to live in Costa Mesa with us peons instead of living in Newport Beach and nicer cities.
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MEANWHILE, GM TALKS ABOUT BUILDING CARS IN CHINA

The U.S. can't survive as a great park with no factories and full of effete tree huggers. We need to start making things again.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

CM PRESS # 693

COUNCILMEMBER BEVER APPEALS NEW TAXES
Takes the right action on taxes that the CM PRESS spoke against at the last City Council meeting and wrote about HERE. The appeal will be heard at the Council meeting on June 2.
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DUI CHECKPOINT THIS FRIDAY (Begorrah! It's just two blocks north of Skosh Monahan's Pub)

The Costa Mesa Police Department will be conducting a sobriety / driver license checkpoint on Friday evening, May 15th, 2009, from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. The checkpoint will be located northbound Newport Boulevard at 22nd Street.
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WHITE BORN IN AFRICA SUES SCHOOL FOR DISCRIMINATION
Was harassed for describing himself as African-American.
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

CM PRESS # 692

REMEMBER "LAND OF THE FREE"? WHERE DID IT GO?
Chuck Baldwin thinks he knows.
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DIVERSITY IS OUR STRENGTH?
U.S. Government settles people from Sudan in Maine. Crime grows. Social dysfunction rises.
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URBAN CHICKEN MOVEMENT
Non-stop supply of eggs.
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SPECIAL CM PRESS ELECTION GUIDE

The election is May 19, 2009

PROP 1A--VOTE NO
PROP 1B--VOTE NO
PROP 1C--VOTE NO
PROP 1D--VOTE NO
PROP 1E--VOTE NO
PROP 1F--VOTE NO

That's right. VOTE NO on every proposition on May 19. Don't believe the phony wording about "the children, firefighters, teachers, etc." it's BS.

Don't we already pay enough in taxes in Taxifornia?

Remember, you can't just stay home and not vote or the other side will win.

YOU MUST VOTE, AND YOU MUST VOTE NO ON EVERY PROPOSITION TO REIN IN GOVERNMENT AND KEEP OUR TAXES LOW.

STOP THE POLITICAL HACKS FROM STEALING MORE MONEY FROM US!

By the way, the recall Schwarzenegger effort is moving forward. We had great hopes for Arnold, but he's abandoned his principles and the little people. He's become part of the problem, not part of the solution.

LINK TO HOWARD JARVIS TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION FOR ALL DETAILS ON PROPS.
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Monday, May 11, 2009

CM PRESS # 691

ROBBER HITS NEWPORT RIB COMPANY AND DOWNEY SAVINGS TODAY
Gets caught.
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OBAMA FIRES TOP US GENERAL IN AFGHANISTAN & PUTS IN NEW GENERAL

Our take is that Obama wanted a tougher guy who knows how to move fast against an unconventional enemy and not get us bogged down in Afghanistan as we are in Iraq and as we were in Vietnam.

(Photo of Lieutenant General Stanley McChrystal who replaces General David McKiernan)

The good news for General McChrystal is that it's all up to him, now. That's also the bad news for him. Our bet is that he's being given a tight timeline to show some progress or also get fired.

Once McChrystal is confirmed, we expect him to make some major changes to his command structure and tactics and we also expect him to almost immediately start a major assault in the mountains on the border with Pakistan. But those are just our guesses.
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ITALY DOESN'T WANT TO BECOME MULTI-ETHNIC
Europeans increasingly rejecting idea that multi-ethnic nations are desirable.

As the crime and social problems caused by illegal immigrants increase, Europeans are becoming more outspoken in demanding that illegal immigrants be sent back to their own countries.

(Photo: Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi)
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Sunday, May 10, 2009

CM PRESS # 690


OBAMA STEPS IN IT IN AFGHANISTAN

BACKGROUND (Our opinion and not from the WSJ article)
Obama is stepping in it by sending more troops into Afghanistan. It's not our fight and there's no way we can change the trajectory of history that is unfolding over there in the way we are trying to do it.

Our problem in the U.S. is that we often have a short view of history and we too often liken newer conflicts to earlier conflicts in our national memory--such as the war against Germany and Japan.

The big difference is that with Germany and Japan we did not fight against a very strong world view that values the religion of the people more than the individual lives of adherents.

Many Muslims have more of a bee hive world view than we are used to--individual bees are always expendable so long as the hive thrives. Muslims strapping bombs to their bodies and blowing themselves up? It's not much different than bees sacrificing themselves, by stinging intruders with stingers that rip the guts out of the bees doing the stinging, to further the interests of their hive. This is alien thinking to the U.S. and the West where we put maximum value on each individual.

When India got its freedom from Great Britain in 1947, Pakistan (which had been part of majority Hindu India) split off to become its own Muslim nation.The Muslims and Hindus do not get along and Pakistan and India see each other as enemies.

Still, all was relatively quiet in the three nations prior to 2001. The Taliban were in control of Afghanistan but were contained within the nation by Pakistan, which, as already mentioned, was also an Islamic nation, and the Taliban were busy running Afghanistan and implementing their fundamentalist Islamic ideas throughout the land. And, Pakistan and India were essentially at a stalemate along their border. Both nations have nukes and neither one is markedly stronger than the other. There was no reason for either nation to start a major war with the other. Things were in balance.

Then, in 2001, the U.S. did some meddling and booted the Taliban out of power in Afghanistan and put in a puppet government in its place. When that happened, large numbers of the Taliban moved into the mountainous and tribal regions between Afghanistan and Pakistan and began building up their strength.

By being in the mountains with tribal allies who do not recognize the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, the Taliban were now in a position where they might try to take over Pakistan with its nukes. And, if the Taliban didn't hate the U. S. before we kicked them out of power, they now hate us with a red hot hatred that can't be quenched.

This brings us to the events of this week. Under U.S. pressure, our puppets in Pakistan are moving troops and supplies away from their border with India to fight the Taliban on the other side of the country. This will leave their border with India weak while they fight their fellow Muslims. Will India take advantage of this? Probably not. But because of the tensions, the Pakistanis will probably leave enough troops on this border to weaken their efforts against the Taliban. And, if the Taliban win some battles (and if it is thought this is because the Pakistanis didn't put enough troops or effort into the fight), the U.S. will be pulled more deeply into the conflict to make up the manpower and perhaps willpower shortage; which will anger many Muslim fence sitters who will then become our enemies.

Also, despite talk by our bribed happy-face puppets in Pakistan about the Pakistani people not liking the Taliban, this isn't completely accurate. Some may not, but many of the Pakistanis support the Taliban, and with every air strike by the U.S. that kills more Pakistani civilians, the hatred of the U.S. grows throughout all of the Muslim world including in Pakistan.

Will Obama turn into as much of a bumbler as W? He's going in that direction.
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23 + 23 = 46

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL WOMEN WHO UNDERSTAND THE WAYS OF EXISTENCE AND WHO ARE FULL OF LIFE.
(Photo of Michelle Duggar with her 18 children--and counting--all conceived without fertility drugs.)

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Saturday, May 9, 2009

CM PRESS # 689

VOTE NO ON ALL PROPOSITIONS ON MAY 19 BALLOT!
Howard Jarvis Tax Association will give you all the reasons why you should vote no.

Prop 1A is especially bad and will result in a $16 billion tax increase in Taxifornia.

But all the other props are also bad. They're scams with phony language.

Tell the political hacks to stuff it. No more taxes. No more phony propositions.

The CM PRESS supported Arnold Schwarzenegger with many columns praising him in years past, but Arnold has turned on tax paying citizens. He's become a tax and spend phony.

Don't even get us going on a couple of our City Councilmembers in Costa Mesa who have also turned into tax and spend phonies.
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Friday, May 8, 2009

CM PRESS # 688

STILL NO DESCRIPTION OR EVEN A MENTION OF THE STRONG ARM ROBBERY IN MESA VERDE ON THE CMPD PRESS RELEASE SITE
But when you go to the site you can read about a "buss" accident.

Maybe we've got it wrong at the CM PRESS, but for some reason we can't get over thinking that a description of outstanding violent criminals might actually help catch them and also keep people safer.

We also can't help thinking that the cops should probably put up press releases whenever there are armed violent criminals on the loose in our neighborhoods.

Well, maybe with a 35.7% jump in violent crime in Costa Mesa from last year, there would just be too many press releases.
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MARINES START FLOWING INTO NEW CAMP LEATHERNECK IN THE AFGHAN DESERT OF DEATH
More that 13,000 Marines on their way to Obama's war.
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MAN ROBBED AT GUNPOINT IN MESA VERDE
From the OC REGISTER. No description of perps. Wonder why?
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AFTER RESTRUCTURING, GM PLANS TO BUILD MORE CARS OUTSIDE U.S.
From the Washington Post

Have we become the Eloi?

The U.S. needs a common sense revival. We're not going to survive as a nation unless we re-industrialize and actually start making things here again.

The false belief that the U.S. can be a nation of paper pushers, middlemen and executives while all the fingernail dirtying jobs will be done in foreign nations, is a very basic error in thinking.

You may remember that in H. G. Wells' book The Time Machine that humanity had evolved into two species.

The Eloi lived on the surface of the earth in park-like settings and were dissolute and frail, while the Morlocks lived underground and did all the work to keep the earth park-like and the Eloi fat and happy.

The Eloi had one purpose in life: to be food for the Morlocks.
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LEVEL OF SERVICE SCAM

One of the cliches that we're hearing about why the City Council can't make necessary cuts to their spending is because they have to "maintain the level of service that residents currently enjoy."

What a bunch of crap.

When we see ten cops standing around doing nothing but talking about their personal lives when a violation is taking place within their plain view and when not one of them will even say anything to those who are in violation and when their boss at the police station refuses to have them do anything and gives wise guy answers to a citizen who has complained about the violation, we know something is wrong.

When we hear that firefighters are "providing a service" by charging apartment owners to "inspect" fire sprinkler heads in their apartment buildings at $4.00 per head, we know something is wrong.

When we see pick and shovel city employees show up to replenish dog poop bags at a park in brand shiny new trucks, we know something is wrong.

When we see that most of our cops (and presumably firefighters as well) get paid so much that they don't have to live in Costa Mesa with all our violent crime and other problems like the residents who are paying them, we know something is wrong.

When we hear a couple of City Council members pontificate about how Washington or Sacramento are taxing citizens too much, but who then refuse to cut taxes, fees and expenses right here in Costa Mesa where they have the power to actually do this, we know something is wrong.

When we see the City Council approve spending millions of dollars on tearing out wind sown plants in our "natural" Fairview Park and replace them with plants that can't live there naturally unless they have constant and intensive care by city employees, we know something is wrong.

When we see that our violent crime rate has jumped more than 35 percent in a year, and we're told that we have a high level of service and that we have to keep paying more and more for this high level of service, we know something is wrong.

The fact is that local government is full of fat cats who refuse to cut expenses and who want to just charge residents more and more to pay the fat cats.

A local government is supposed to serve the citizens of a city; not the other way around.

What's next?
Maybe the fire department will charge residents a water usage fee when they put out fires?

Perhaps they'll put a meter on each fire hose and demand a credit card when they respond to fires?

How about a charge for every foot of fire hose that is unravelled to "provide a service."

Just as work expands to fill the time allotted to it, so too does government expand to consume all the money it can take.

Enough is enough! Stop all the stupid talk City Council and do the job you were hired to do.
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Thursday, May 7, 2009

CM PRESS # 687

INTERESTING COLUMN ON JON STEWART AND OBAMA'S WAR
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WE WONDER IF OUR NEWSPAPER READING EVOLUTION IS WIDESPREAD

EVOLUTION PHASE 1

Before the Internet took hold, we subscribed to the LA TIMES and the OC REGISTER and read both front to back each morning along with the DAILY PILOT that came with the TIMES.

EVOLUTION PHASE 2

As the Internet took hold (and after we got a faster computer) we gradually stopped reading the TIMES and the REGISTER but continued reading the DAILY PILOT that came with the TIMES each morning. The PILOT gave us the local news we wanted to read, while the TIMES and the REGISTER didn't do that and were also too slow on the draw for national and international news which we usually got from DRUDGE and other sources on the Internet, with constant updates.

EVOLUTION PHASE 3

We finally cancelled our subscriptions to the TIMES and the REGISTER. We just weren't reading them, and if they occasionally had anything we wanted to read, we could get it from their Internet versions.

As time went on, and even though we have links to both newspapers here on the CM PRESS, we found that we rarely went to either of these big papers even in their Internet versions.

However, we did and still do go to the Internet version of the DAILY PILOT frequently during each day for updates on local news and views. And, sometimes we'll cross check a story from the PILOT with one from the REGISTER. We usually do this when the PILOT runs stories with no descriptions of outstanding violent criminals in Costa Mesa.

EVOLUTION PHASE 4

A family member missed the coupons and sales ads in the REGISTER, along with a few features such as the Food section, the Home and Garden section and the Sunday business Section so we recently restarted our subscription and now get the paper on the four days of the week when the above appear (Thursday--Sunday). Actually, Friday is a waste because there are no sections there that our family member wants. It was just part of a subscription deal from the Register. Personally, we don't read the thing at all.

EVOLUTION PHASE 5

The ink stains on our fingers have disappeared and our head is no longer bowed to look down at a newspaper. Our eyes have become less squinty and the redness has gone away. Our typing fingers are now faster. We're expecting to develop an opposable thumb and the ability to walk upright in the near future as we continue to evolve away from newspapers.

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