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Psychic One April 10, 2014 at 11:52 pm
Roughly half of Americans who pay no Federal income tax do so because they simply don't earn enoughRead More money. The other half doesn't pay taxes because of special provisions in the tax code that benefit certain taxpayers, notably the elderly. Stop spewing your twisted lies.
Alek J Hidell April 10, 2014 at 11:31 am
Don't worry about a lien--it just means you won't be able to sell your house. It doesn't mean youRead More will be evicted from it...That takes YEARS. Once we beleaguered taxpayers start our revolt and withhold property taxes? it will be a matter of months before the County defaults, rescinding all Union contracts with our aristocratic public employees, RETROACTIVELY (including pensions). Insolvency is victory. Cut off the funds and these tyrants will be brought to their knees. Later we will have all liens thrown out. We are only withholding taxes until the government steps down. We will pay our taxes once we are truly represented.
jeff w April 10, 2014 at 11:40 am
but since the CHP doesnt patrol these streets, ever, it basically gives you license to drive up toRead More 55 mph down a residential street. The study is that they lay down a rubber strip on the road and gauge speed, well since everyone speeds on Orchard with no fear of getting a ticket, the study is skewed.
ATC April 10, 2014 at 02:23 pm
Here is the reality about speed surveys/studies. The majority of drivers will drive whatever speedRead More is safe for the roadway and the prevailing conditions. Yes, some will go faster and some slower, but the majority will drive what is a “comfortable & safe” speed for the location. That’s why they use speed surveys to set speed limits on heavily used streets; because they are generally a good representation of what the speed limit should be, and reflects what the MAJORITY (85%) of drivers are already doing. ******* Studies also consistently show that raising the speed limit on a street does NOT automatically result in people driving faster, nor does lowering the speed limit cause drivers to slow down. Drivers will still continue to drive what is a comfortable speed. ******* Bottom line, if the study/survey resulted in a lowering of the speed limit, it’s because the majority of drivers (85%) were ALREADY driving at that lower speed on these streets. ******* Just a couple of years ago, speed surveys were done on a number of arterial streets in Banning (as required by law in order to continue using radar). Many speed limits had been set artificially low and were for the most part ignored by residents (except when the M/C officer showed up on his “revenue generation” days). Subsequently, the limits on many of those streets were raised to more realistic levels, based on the studies. While it lowered the city’s revenues from speeding tickets, it also allowed residents to drive comfortably and safely without fearing a BS ticket for an artificially low speed limit.
jeff w April 11, 2014 at 11:03 am
at the cost of safety on some residential streets where the limit was raised considerably in countyRead More areas.
Alek J Hidell April 6, 2014 at 06:11 pm
Idiots. The most important thing is water and should have been completed FIRST. What's thisRead More about a "reserve account"? A "defunct agency" still has money????..................... Riverside County is Tammany Hall. Stop funding this corruption. When will you all get as pissed off as I am and DO SOMETHING?? Not paying taxes is DOING SOMETHING. it is a POLITICAL STATEMENT.......................... Voting no longer IS. Do you know a better way to protest?
Ken Mayes April 6, 2014 at 11:05 pm
So typical, where was the completion bond. They probably got part of the money from the PalomarRead More Bryant Street Trail that never got built even though $171,000 was spent and $218,000 just disappeared into the EDA hole.
trueconservative April 15, 2014 at 09:19 am
What next. If they are not legal they should not be entitled to these types of services, period!
Alek J Hidell April 15, 2014 at 09:26 am
Give it to everyone that asks for it so the system will quickly default. Pay no taxes..... “ARead More democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the people discover they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the canidate promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy--to be followed by a dictatorship.” ― Alexander Fraser Tytler
Jeremiah April 2, 2014 at 01:10 pm
Plain and simple - the government is controlled by the Financial interests and corporations, who useRead More it to make laws funnelling money upward from the middle class and poor. The middle class and poor respond by becoming more and more socialistic to even out the increasing inequality and protect their place in society. The financial interests respond by using the government to mandate the money flow upward and control the work force to maintain their profits, tightening the screws to increase the wealth and subjugate the workers into a voiceless class. This is the basis of Fascism and it is occurring in our country while political parties keep your attention with endless battles which somehow never result in benefit to those they are elected to represent, but only enrich the financial interests and wealthy further. Think it's not so? **** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1DkzNnlqv0 **** Jeremiah
Steve April 2, 2014 at 06:09 pm
That's a good documentary. An excerpt; Thomas Jefferson said; "If the American people everRead More allow the banks to control the issuance of their currency, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property, until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."
Jeremiah April 2, 2014 at 06:54 pm
Steve, it is really an eye-opener. You would be amazed how many people simply won't watch it, butRead More every citizen in America should see it. The scary part is the level of proof he offers. **** I believe there was never a truer statement made than the one you quoted. Thank you! **** jeremiah
Riverside County Foreign Trade Commissioner Tom Freeman (r) spearheaded a June 6, 2013 International Trade Summit along with First District Supervisor Kevin Jeffries. Credit: Toni McAllister
James P Hosty March 27, 2014 at 11:46 am
Ah, the civilian sector melts into our military system, just like any true military dictatorship.Read More Here is our new commissar, comrade.................................. "Foremost will be the need to track and respond to federal and state legislation that could pose a threat to March Air Reserve Base in Moreno Valley and the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Norco."---this could not be any more transparent.
ChrisG March 28, 2014 at 10:03 am
@zygo, that argument doesn't hold water. The same can be said about guns, for example. Our lawRead More enforcement communications need to be accessible by the public for our own safety. The safety of the public is paramount.
ADB Security March 28, 2014 at 10:30 am
Thanks for the update Paul G. I'll go back to the county technician and show him your comment. CanRead More you point me to where I can see the AES spec the county is using you mentioned. Also, did you check out the URL I posted? I also heard the county had the crypto switch disabled on the officer radio because they felt it was too complicated to operate and keep in the correct mode by a field officer. Can you comment on that? I previously worked in engineering at Hughes Aircraft on Secure Voice Networks (SVS) for the Navy. But that was a few years ago, I welcome your current input on these types of networks.
ADB Security March 28, 2014 at 11:14 am
Hello Paul G., what field did you choose for your MASC. Its good to know when you are conversingRead More with an educated person. My point on the RSO comm system is basically the excessive cost to the taxpayer. If you look at the money and cost over runs on the "old" system and all the extra money to make a new "UHF" system work, you will see its just another money pit. The extra repeater sites are due to physics of the 800mhz spectrum. It is basically line of sight. So to get the required coverage based on P25 digital degrade, encryption degrade and line of sight of attenuation of 110db per mile, yes, the county needs to spend millions more of taxpayer dollars to put up more and more repeaters to get back to the coverage of the old system. Just like the "OLD" system they poured millions to "fix", they will be doing the same thing with the "new" system. Just look at the cost over runs already spent on the "NEW" system. History repeats itself in the County of Riverside.
Screenshot of City Manager Andy Takata from city video titled "Meet Andy Takata, Banning City Manager."
ATC April 18, 2014 at 12:45 pm
Perhaps I'm wrong, but I believe the city attorney is a city staff member who gets paid a setRead More salary, not a contractor that bills the city for specific case work. You're right though, it is a disturbing story... Disturbing that the ex-chief and ex-manager are so greedy that nearly 1/3 of a million dollars each was not enough for them to leave, even after the damage that they've done to this city. The corruption and arrogance of the past is proving to be difficult and painful to purge, but we at least have started.
Jeremiah April 18, 2014 at 03:55 pm
ATC - you are not wrong, and this "A Banning Informant" is a Council detractor from theRead More past with a new id. He knows my name, but yet acts as if he doesn't know where I stand on issues. I'm not buying it - he/she has an agenda rather than asking objective questions or making objective statements. We will have to see who he/she is and reveal it just why he is badmouthing the Council and the City and supporting Takata and Purvis and a shyster lawyer. **** Jeremiah
A Banning Informant April 18, 2014 at 04:19 pm
I am not supporting Takata, Purvis or a shyster lawyer. I am supporting the system, the Brown ActRead More in particular and the fact that information stays confidential until such time that it is deemed appropriate to report. Where did I badmouth the Council? That seems to me to be a bit defensive?
Patch file photo.
James P Hosty March 27, 2014 at 08:00 pm
Not everyone has an a-hole. google gila monsters.
Jeremiah March 28, 2014 at 03:51 am
SA - :-)! I do not disagree with you - as I said before I have no love for Loonie Lefties or Rah-RahRead More Righties. I view both of them as the problem, and neither as a solution. **** Jeremiah
Jimmy Dean March 28, 2014 at 10:03 pm
Boooorrrring
An aerial view of the 517,000 square-foot complex, located in Moreno Valley.  Photo courtesy:  RBB Architects Inc.
ChrisG March 26, 2014 at 07:20 am
@local, Beautiful summation. We will end up paying more for mediocre single payer and then thoseRead More that can afford it will have to purchase supplemental insurance on top of that. Why do they insist on creating a system of haves and have-nots?
James P Hosty March 26, 2014 at 10:53 am
Since you won't join Alek and me in not paying a cent of tax, then be a collaborator and feed theRead More system. give till it HURTS. ....Traitors.
KMA March 26, 2014 at 12:35 pm
James- referring to yourself in the third person- wow- go get some help. Isn't Johnson aligned withRead More the Greeley Co- talk about a conflict
Senator Boxer is pictured in March 2013.
trueconservative March 24, 2014 at 09:32 pm
Lake Elsinore Resident. So I am a yahoo because you disagree with what I have to say? Thank youRead More for the compliment then.
chuck2251 March 26, 2014 at 02:01 pm
KLAMATH RIVER KEEPER WANT TO TAKE DOWN 127 DAMS .BECAUSE THEY FEEL THE DAMS ARE OBSOLETE..WE NEEDRead More DAMS TO STORE WATER FOR DRY YEARS..AND HOLD BACK FLOODS IN WET YEARS.. A LOT OF PEOPLE DO NOT REALIZE THAT DAMS PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR WATER TO SOAK IN TO KEEP UP THE GROUND WATER LEVELS.. THIS ALSO PROVIDES FILTERING OF WATER PROVIDED BY NATURE..
SA April 15, 2014 at 08:53 am
Box is a crazy old bat and needs to go.
JJ Mclure March 20, 2014 at 07:31 am
good luck getting paid
Jeremiah March 20, 2014 at 11:02 am
This will work until an overseas country reverse engineers their helmets and begins to offer equalRead More quality lower cost helmets of their own. The myth that these countries can't produce quality products is rooted in the past - foreign countries now have the same technology and production machinery we have and the biggest threat to American made products is having to compete with equal or better quality products at lower prices due to lower production costs. Their laws about copying are not the same as ours, and there is no way without millions of dollars to enforce copyrights in foreign or world courts. **** Jeremiah
trueconservative March 24, 2014 at 09:34 pm
Alek. Lake Elsinore Resident says it is you that is flagging as inappropriate comments and gettingRead More them deleted. Is that true?
Sheriff's department personnel set up a both at Palm Desert High School during a women's recruitment event.  Patch file photo by Renee Schiavone.
southernbelle March 24, 2014 at 09:47 am
@Alek--I'm taking a break for awhile. Keep your nose clean! ;O)
southernbelle March 24, 2014 at 10:06 am
^^sorry, it's me, Sbelle.
E solano April 13, 2014 at 05:45 pm
sucks that they don't hire anyone who has smoked pot in the past. It means they are hiring a bunchRead More of liars and many uptight individuals. My friend applied as a for the Sheriffs department and was denied because he had the decency to admit he smoked weed as a teenager. Temecula would have been very lucky to have this remarkable individual watching the streets
A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at March Air Reserve Base, Riverside County, Calif., Nov. 4, 2012. Patch photo by Guy McCarthy.
Nero Goth March 19, 2014 at 11:57 am
OMG really your a 9-11 TRUTH NOW idiot? Get your tinfoil hat then and watch out for the CIA MindRead More experiments over the power lines to turn you into a consumerism big box store happy to buy 2nd hand made products as you sit all night in front of the TV being turned into a drone right? Alek: Take your meds and go babble in the corner.
Diego Rose March 20, 2014 at 10:51 am
Hate to say it Nero Goth, but just because you ignore the facts of what occurred doesn't mean thatRead More it didn't happen the way you have been TAUGHT! .....Do yourself a favor and do some serious homework with an open mind. Look up the Project for the New American Century. If you refer to any and all documentation prior to 9/11/2001 you will see that the attacks of 9/11 have been spelled out by the parties stated. Also examine building seven and the insurance claims on the twin towers and building 7. There is a long list of things for you to seriously examine that you seem to be ignorant of. I can go on and on about FACTS surrounding the many issues of our American history that, if examined with a logical mind are really, undeniable. Remember, it is only a theory if it can't be proven. Unfortunately, I know of too many facts that have been withheld to promote your blind acceptance of the governments narrative of events. Time to wake you up. If you take an honest moment to watch and read a few pieces of work, I will open your eyes to a whole different view of the government you apparently still believe in and trust. No one who loves this country likes what they see but they need to be aware and not just accept what they see through the glasses you have been sold. I am not happy to have changed my thinking either but you can't un-ring a bell.
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Leticia Garcia March 20, 2014 at 03:56 pm
With all due respect Ms. Davis, he is a candidate for Supervisor, not Senator.
Sheri Davis March 20, 2014 at 04:16 pm
Haha. James McDonald, Mary Ortega...I am not married, first of all. And I (seriously) think it isRead More wonderful that Mr. McDonald was able to adopt. I wish the foster system didn't need to exist. Too many kids (regardless of skin color) end up aging out of the system, without a permanent family to call their own. Second - I am not an alcoholic, as much as you want to believe that I am. I value my sobriety way too much for such juvenile behavior. I have seen what alcoholism does to people, I refuse to be a participant in such alcoholic behavior. I have NEVER been an alcoholic, and I NEVER will be an alcoholic. 3rd - I have NEVER made any sort of racist comments at any school board meetings. I haven't attended a school board meeting in many years, so therefore you wouldn't know what I currently look like. I know how long ago it was since the last board meeting that I physically went to. So, therefore you have me confused with someone else who just so happens to have share the same name as I. I know what my last name is currently, I just CHOOSE to not use it on here. And it's none of anyone's business why. 4th - Mark Orozco teaches in Pomona, not Beaumont. His wife teaches in Beaumont. 5th - so I stand corrected on which office he's currently running for....when Mr. McDonald and Ms. Ortega get their facts right about me, then there might be a conversation. Until then, adios.
James McDonald March 22, 2014 at 09:15 am
I stand corrected "Sheri Pascua"!
This artists rendering shows what the new East County Detention Center will look like once complete.
Jeremiah March 20, 2014 at 06:44 am
Alek - I don't want to keep harping on it, but you really should watch this documentary. **Read More http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1DkzNnlqv0 ** It starts out backing your position on income taxes with proof and goes on from there. **** Jeremiah
Alek J Hidell March 20, 2014 at 06:52 am
I don't care HOW the tax revenue system originated. It's here now. Stop supplying it. Buy yourRead More goods thru Amazon or Craigslist = no sales tax.
Jeremiah March 20, 2014 at 07:28 am
Amazon charges tax now. I MIGHT agree with you on the withholding taxes - but I'm enough aware ofRead More how media comment streams such as this are watched even more closely than phone conversations not to out myself unnecessarily. Read between the lines. Getting you to watch something that supports you and would give you even further information and ammunition about how far we have traveled down the road to fascism is like pulling teeth. **** Jeremiah
The Coachella Valley Water District says thefts of metal devices owned and operated by the agency are at historically high levels.
Alek J Hidell March 14, 2014 at 08:59 pm
Where I grew up? the job of the police is to save the criminals from the locals who are beating themRead More to death, slowly and most painfully. want the crime to stop here? do the same. The difference between USA and Indonesia?--here the dead bodies they find in the dirt are all victims of crime--over there they are the criminals...
Joseph Morabito March 15, 2014 at 07:47 am
Jeremiah, I've never tried to buy a case of sudafed at Rite-Aid. Like the well known documentary,Read More Breaking Bad, illustrated: Sudafed (or substitutes) can be obtained, but not like they could have been in the past. Same with certain fertilizers since the OKC bombing. When it comes to metal recycling, I have no idea how it works. I was saying that if the feds/state want to turn their attention to it, that will make this kind of crime more difficult and less profitable. I didn't mean to suggest that the crime would be eliminated. Laws don't eliminate crimes, they just make them onerous.
Antonio March 15, 2014 at 09:10 am
The dealers don't have an incentive to not purchase the metal whether stolen or not. The dealers canRead More mostly tell if a seller is a tweaker/criminal. I would suggest law enforcement stage stings on metal recyclers to see which recycler is actually following the law.
Rebecca A. Spencer will become the Interim Riverside County Registrar of Voters for the second time, beginning Friday.
Alek J Hidell March 13, 2014 at 06:03 pm
Why on Earth would ID's not be required before voting?...
JJ Mclure March 14, 2014 at 06:50 am
so illegals can vote
Antonio March 14, 2014 at 01:08 pm
The more voters that participate the greater the democracy. Artificial restrictions to voting hinderRead More democracy. Here in the U.S. we have such a low voter turnout, it's disgraceful.
This maps shows the proposed location for the I-10 Gateway project. This maps shows the proposed location for the I-10 Gateway project.
calimesajim March 20, 2014 at 02:34 pm
Mr. Mc Donald, please see Lloyd white's blog on this matter on Banning-Beaumont Patch. It has theRead More latest comments about he Gateway Center Project and Marion Ashley.
calimesajim March 20, 2014 at 02:37 pm
Also please visit the website nowaygateway.org if you have not already done so.
A Banning Informant April 17, 2014 at 09:51 pm
Will the "diesel smoke" clear in time for Ashley to make a commitment to the San GorgonioRead More Pass voters before the June 3rd election? If not there is an alternative on the ballot. Mark Orozco has already taken a stance against the rezoning of the property in question.
Pauly March 12, 2014 at 09:10 am
Well, they have made some advancements in solar technology such as solar systems that send energyRead More directly back to the power grid without the need for a battery array but I don't know what the lifespan of solar panels is currently, hopefully at least ten years.
Pauly March 12, 2014 at 01:43 pm
A large amount of toxic waste is created in the manufacture of solar panels and that toxic waste hasRead More to be shipped (fossil fuels, trucks) to landfills usually out of state. So, unless your truck runs on chicken turd fuel or Biodiesel, a carbon footprint is created just manufacturing solar panels before they are even installed.
JJ Mclure March 13, 2014 at 08:24 am
Green jobs are a bid scam
V.W.D.S. February 26, 2014 at 01:34 pm
I agree with Marty! All the money spent bringing in 'highly skilled' workers?? And yet, they don'tRead More even consider 'retraining' anyone left out in the cold in this nation. Really sick of the financial agenda in this nation. Its been years since I have felt our government really has Americans best interest - almost 6yrs to be exact!
John Mackey February 26, 2014 at 04:17 pm
The Salton Sea Must Be Saved! Toxic dust storms will give asthma to every kid in the Valley. InRead More 1905, when the Sea was formed, there were many wetlands in California--Now, there are few. Millions of birds depend on this stop on the Pacific Flyway. If we let the 365-square-mile lake dry up, our grandchildren will mock us!
Ken Mayes February 26, 2014 at 05:02 pm
John Mackey - do you mean the way I mock my grandparents for thinking their generation could re-Read More route the Colorado River in order to keep it from reaching Mexico. Its to funny how we turned the Colorado Desert into an oasis while at the same time we turned the fertile Owens Valley into a desert.
An aerial view of the 517,000 square-foot complex, located in Moreno Valley.  Photo courtesy:  RBB Architects Inc.
a litttle justice February 25, 2014 at 02:18 pm
Where were the Supervisors when this debacle was developing? This had to be trending in the wrongRead More direction. It didn't happen overnight.
SA February 25, 2014 at 02:51 pm
Ha I hate to love this as Obamacare will cobweb very medical establishment … Liberals do notRead More get it …
Steve Newman February 25, 2014 at 03:32 pm
Can't imagine getting $46,000 a month to run a hospital-wonder if that no bid like the Obamcare rollRead More out.
Alek J Hidell February 21, 2014 at 12:01 pm
sounds like he made enough money being a senator and didn't want the BS. Wasted a lot of ourRead More taxpayer money by forcing a special ballot--just resign when your term has ended you pisspoor public servant
DB February 21, 2014 at 01:17 pm
Hey Martha...here is a spot for ya.......Better yet, LER and Roberta together should be able to nailRead More this one since they hate everything out our government, go do something about it.....it's only money.....I'm sure you're combined EBT's should cover it......Martha can school you all about it.....and how to lose ungracefully.......
ChrisG February 23, 2014 at 05:14 pm
This pisses me off. The A-Hole couldn't finish his term? Loser like Palin.
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