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My neighborhood is badly impacted by these jerks with modified mufflers. We get their noise from the freeways as well the major streets that function as "freeway sewers". San Diego has this problem much worse than most cities because the SDPD and the CHP refuse to enforce the laws that bans these vehicles. Even stranger is that it is illegal to sell a vehicle that has these pipes but every motorcycle business in SD will sell and install them. These businesses are as illegal as store selling alcohol to minors. Yet no police action. I just wish the police would do the job we pay then to do.

Sept. 27, 2017

Loud motorcycles (and cars) do not save lives. Ask any emergency room Dr. I despise the noise pollution, abuse and disrespect, and I know many others feel the same. Nothing cool about it. The TV show South Park hit it right on the head with their episode, "The F word". I believe season 13, episode 12. I had never seen the show until I was referred to it specifically for this episode. They nailed it and it is hilarious. So please tune in and get a clue as to what people really think of you.

Sept. 27, 2017

You missed it entirely. I have ridden for over 40 years, been leader of the pack with 3 piece patch on loud American steel, but prefer to ride alone on a quiet Honda. It's about needing attention. "Look, mom, look look look at me!. Watch the "F word" episode of South Park. Matt and Trey got it right.

Sept. 27, 2017

No, Bfumeck, it's a lame excuse. The Hurt Report, nor any other legitimate motorcycle safety research has ever correlated loud pipes to a reduction in accidents. If "loud pipes save lives", why dont they point them to the front?

Sept. 30, 2017

I think wanting to be cool is a pretty weak justification for abusive behavior. This is a value that is relative to a person's maturity. Young people engage in this type of behavior but I hope as they mature they will look back with shame on how they behaved. Unfortunately, the next generation will come along and engage in the same type of behavior. I think everyone regardless of age should look to the Golden Rule for guidance. "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". Being cool as the expense of deliberately disturbing others is selfish and mean spirited. They have not reached the first rung of the maturity ladder. Civility and respect for others are real values as opposed to being on a loud motorcycle which is nothing more that yelling "me me me I crave attention and this is only way I can think of to get it". How about earning real respect by getting an education, having a job, and raising a family. This is real maturity.

Sept. 30, 2017

Four more years of trump, please! Then bring on Candace Owen to take over! These people get it!

Aug. 7, 2019

Oh, San Diego. When will you foolish mortals realize that Donald Trump is the greatest president who has ever lived? He is perfect in every way. He is making America Great Again, rescuing it from the clutches of international communism and secular liberalism, which is basically the same thing. Soon, there will be an assault rifle in every home with thousands of rounds of ammunition for each family member. The democratic party, also know as the REAL party of racism, fascism, and treason, will be outlawed, and it's remaining practitioners will be stripped of their citizenship, and exiled to Venezuela. Gov Gavin Newsome will be indicted, convicted and imprisoned for treason. And the state of California will be required to under go Conservative Conversion Therapy. He will be re-elected in a landslide in 2020, mainly as a result of your non stop hatred, racism, and bigotry. REPENT!!!!!!! And climb aboard The Trump Train before your filthy souls are snatched by SATAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aug. 9, 2019

This is a textbook example of how a “reporter” trashes the credibility and integrity of media journalism. For the record, I think what Mario has done for himself, and the program that supported him doing it is great! I also think that Tim and Bread of Life are doing the Lords work in exceptional ways! The remarks to the City Council (all the way back from Oct 2018) did not criticize other programs. I questioned and confronted the logic of the state forcing a one size fits all top down legislative mandate that requires cities to help the homeless with one approach. It is an approach that REQUIRES drug allowed housing (even meth and heroin!) and mandates the elimination of work requirements! The approach strips the nonprofits ability to practice personal accountability for able bodied persons!

There is a difference between criticizing the state policies and those that are mandated to deliver those policies. This “reporter’s” bias was so evident during the interview that I had to tell him that if he printed what I guessed he might print, that he (and this paper) would never ever get another interview from me or Solutions ever again. His rep is widely trashed anyway, but I had to clarify for the sake of those mentioned.

Aug. 14, 2019

Seriously? This reply is also incredibly unprofessional. Are you even aware of how truly biased you are as a “journalist?” Reading this was like a flash back to Junior High. I can’t believe that the Reader is this desperate for writers.

Aug. 15, 2019

If there was ever evidence of FAKE NEWS, this is it! There is not even ONE claim that Mr, Leighton makes in the article, or this babbling ramble here, that he can legitimately source and prove. Does The Reader management know that he is making these wild baseless claims against a nonprofit? The accusation that we have harmed Bread of Life via this ludicrous theory of raising their rent is just bizarre. I just got off the phone with counsel and they said that Mr. Leighton’s allegations here, made in the capacity as a writer for The Reader, are libel unless he can prove it. They also suggested that I not engage with someone so volatile.

Aug. 15, 2019

What should never guide our actions are those people, programs and policies that force top down one size fits all legislative mandates that tell the people of Oceanside how to help their own. As you heard our Chief of Police say on Saturday...those exact mandates are crippling our local municipalities ability to effectively address homelessness.

If your ideology statement (which btw is getting really old) is that we are standing up to those overreaching dysfunctional mandates, then you’re right. We most definitely are. Why aren’t you?

We would be thrilled to rejoin the COC. We got axed out a few years ago because our business model emphasizes personal accountability via drug free housing and required work. Send me the invitation letter from the Chair that says we are welcome back. It should include the willingness to be inclusive of other models.

Aug. 15, 2019

I agree with both Alex Clarke and Ponzi, these folks on the streets are almost always users and abusers. I have worked in the downtown area for over a decade, my grandparents owned a cafe on 7th and E Street in the 80's before the Salvation Army revoked their lease for homeless elderly folks. I lived in San Francisco and exclusively rode the Metro and BART; Have had folks cry out to me that were angry because I took a second to listen them - so i have something to p in so to speak with what i say next. These are symptoms of abuse and mental anguish - bottom line. I have met a few true vagabonds who did out of lifestyle choice - but that was rare. Regardless of the cause of homelessness, it is an issue, it is a symptom of a culture that places an emphasis on the now and self gratification and not on planning for the future. This behavior is reinforced by social programs - and no this isn't a liberal bash - conservatives have their own pet social projects, they just don't benefit the poor, they benefit their voters (SS anyone?). In addition, how I feel about government is not important, but they do set trends with programs and entitlements. The current trend, instituted in the 80's, was to make the American dream a reality. This was accomplished through subsidization in the housing market (fannie mae, freddie mac), student loan market, and the manipulation of the bond market by the FOMC. Prior to that it was to encourage savings and growth rates through a combination of savings rates manipulations and the encouragement of a slamming economy in the 60s and 70s that wasn't slowed by EPA etc. So there you have it. Context. Solution? Hell if i know, but giving someone agency to get high or drunk by enabling them by allowing them to forgo their basic needs does not result in self-actualization (see Maslow or any other theory from Virtually any other culture in any other time e.g. common f* sense).

Aug. 19, 2019

entitled humans everywhere.

Aug. 21, 2019

It's more than just dumping fees that are high. It's laziness, and the fact the some people just don't care. A friend of mine lives in a small suburb where the dump is FREE. People still dump on the side of the road. It's the mindset of lower class people who just don't care, whether they have the money or not. The dumping fees are much lower than the fines if you're caught.

Aug. 19, 2019

I work at Walmart and have 0 extra $ after my mercedes lease payment and iphone payment, but I DO want to live on Coronado so so much!! So I think the State should force all those rich people to move, so affordable housing blocks can be built that I can afford with almost nothing! THANK YOU COMMIEFORNIA!!!

Sept. 12, 2019

Best government money can buy!

Sept. 25, 2019

All elected representatives should pay their own way.

Sept. 26, 2019

The real road diets here are the potholes; as for years the roads been literally thinning down and losing weight as more asphalt gets dissected. This only further influences Cyclist's to move out of their driving profile; as the Cyclists have to watch that the motorists road behavior of possible assault with those deadly 4-wheel, rolling boxes. As motorist's, meantime are in ISOLATION, from the rest of outside society. (be it cell-phone, self-chat, multi-chat, dreaming, music, etc,) CARS ARE THE ADDICTION. Why's none of you going to SANDAG meetings -- for the (sake of continuous years of trouble with) lack of pothole repair?

Oct. 17, 2019

Why can't we all be members of the human race?

Oct. 17, 2019

When will we be teaching math or English ?

Oct. 18, 2019

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