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Crosscountrykid commented on We are facing doomsday

Doomsday? Aren't we overreacting just a tad?

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And you're running for political office? A more in-depth, no make that a simple cursory analysis, describes what is really a celebration of infrastructure to use our precious water more efficiently and wisely, to name two positives. It's not only water that's being recycled here, but the sam…

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Crosscountrykid commented on Tourists spend $1.27 billion in Napa County

To the extent possible, it would be interesting to see a breakout of the $115M in taxes: what portion went to the County and what amounts went to the 5 incorporated areas and other entities? After that, how were the taxes spent, again breaking it out by recipients. My hunch is the $115M, whi…

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Crosscountrykid commented on Defenses of Walt Ranch miss the point

One of the major rules in question is Measure P, the "Ag Preserve" measure that extended Measure J to the year 2058. About 62% of county voters approved this measure, which is a hefty margin. My guess it would take a majority of county voters to amend this law, no small feat. So in…

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In 2004 Californians voted to approve the Mental Health Services Act, Proposition 63. This Act assessed an additional 1% on individual taxable incomes in excess of $1 million dollars. At least 51% of the billions raised thus far must be earmarked for children services. Each county receives f…

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Crosscountrykid commented on Measure Y launches campaign

Why just children? Since Napa county has one of the higher percentage of elderly in its population, why not a tax to help any elderly who are impoverished, living in substandard housing, socially isolated, in need of caregivers, etc? A ballot measures such as this one is a poor way to govern…

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The soil for the Great Recession was prepared in the 90's under a Democratic president. The seeds were also planted around that time. Then the mess came to full bloom under a Republican president. And little has changed in the last 8 years under another Democrat. The control of Congress has …

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Crosscountrykid commented on Vote for Trump is vote for Hillary

Simply put, a vote for Trump is a vote for Trump.

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Crosscountrykid commented on The funny farm will prevail

When pundits cite the possible legal issues of Ms. Clinton, they also need to cite the very real legal issue about Trump University. Regardless, I'm giving a bye on my vote for president this time around.

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Crosscountrykid commented on Boycott Safeway's corporate greed

Pretty blunt in the word smithing, but true nonetheless. Cerberus has billions in its portfolio. The decreased income from this one store is so small it will be lost in the rounding out process. Given current financial metrics, real estate prices, etc., opening a downturn grocery store will …

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