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I get what Obama is saying about the TPP.

The trade deal is good for educated Americans with good paying jobs. The rest of you are part of the past and old news.

Maybe we should have a "I don't like Hillary" group

where nobody can say anything nice about her.
Then all the "I am not voting for Hillary" folks can go to talk to people who care.

Listening to Rachael Maddow and Bernie

Sanders tonight confirms in my mind what I posted earlier today.
Bernie said it will take millions of $42 contributions for him to run. He doesn't know if people will do that.
It's up to us, not Hillary. No body is forcing her on you. Open your pocketbooks.
Stop blaming people like me and get on with the progressive run!

2016 may be the last time I get to vote for

a Dem for president. I will be 70 in 2016.
If we lose the White House we will lose the SCOTUS too. The Kochs will own the federal government.
I know things are not as progressive as they should be. Hillary isn't as progressive as we would like.
We all know that. But if she or someone else is the candidate we need to work together to elect them. Losing is not an option!
Stand on principle if you need to but just be aware that 2016 is not going to be an election where your principles are on the ballot. In a few races there will be progressive candidates. Vote for them. Kamala Harris in CA is a good example.
Work your asses off for them.
But I hope at some point you get off the purity kick and realize that you build your dreams one step at a time. Look long term.
I hope younger Dem's here see a progressive movement take place after I've gone. But remember it takes winning in 2016 for that to happen.
Don't take yourself out of the game because your favorite players aren't on the field. For our sakes and our kids sakes, winning is everything.

Unarmed missile launch scheduled for Sunday at VAFB

An operational test launch of an unarmed missile is scheduled to take place early Sunday morning at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

The launch of the Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is scheduled to occur between 3:51 and 9:51 a.m. from north VAFB. The purpose of the test launch program is to validate and verify the effectiveness, readiness and accuracy of the weapon system, according to Air Force Global Strike Command.

“This mission continues a long string of valuable ICBM flight tests from Vandenberg Air Force Base," said Col. Keith Balts, 30th Space Wing commander, who is the launch decision authority. "It clearly demonstrates the capability of both the Minuteman III weapon system and those who maintain and operate it, to include the hundreds of professionals across the (Department of Defense) who are critical to each test launch.”

http://lompocrecord.com/news/local/unarmed-missile-launch-scheduled-for-sunday-at-vafb/article_24221fb5-c4ae-5677-9857-90f39ed74f27.html

They died trying to register to vote yet they had nothing on the ballot to vote for.

I watched the movie "Mississippi Burning" last night. It is about the FBI looking for the bodies of three civil rights workers who were murdered in Mississippi in 1964. It is one of my favorite movies even though the story is depressing as hell.

While I watched the movie my brain kept going back to posts on DU where it is said there is nothing on the ballot to vote for so why vote.

In 1964 many people gave their lives for the right to vote and I don't think at the time there was anything on the ballot for them to vote for. I think the hope that some day there would be something to vote for must have been in their hearts.

Today they still are having a hard time trying to vote but my guess is they will overcome what ever is put in their way and vote even if there isn't much in Mississippi for them to vote for.

Seems everything you put on social media can be used to recruit you. Or not?

I got this from Monster in an email today. I guess they mine your social networks to gather information about you.

I am so glad I am retiring next year and no longer have to apply for jobs.

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San Luis Obispo County Central Coast-Santa Barbara County record breaking heat expected this weekend

Community: NATIONAL WEATHER STATEMENT...RECORD BREAKING HEAT EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND...
Dear Nixle User,
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
509 PM PDT TUE MAR 10 2015

CAZ034>041-044>046-051>054-059-087-088-547>550-120015-
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-SANTA BARBARA COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-SANTA YNEZ VALLEY-SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-CUYAMA VALLEY-SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SOUTH COAST-VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-VENTURA COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-VENTURA COUNTY COASTAL VALLEYS-SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS RECREATIONAL AREA-SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS EXCLUDING THE SANTA MONICA RANGE-ANTELOPE VALLEY-CATALINA AND SANTA BARBARA ISLANDS-SANTA CLARITA VALLEY-LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN FERNANDO VALLEY-LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN GABRIEL VALLEY-SAN MIGUEL AND SANTA ROSA ISLANDS-SANTA CRUZ AND ANACAPA ISLANDS-
509 PM PDT TUE MAR 10 2015

...RECORD BREAKING HEAT EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND...

AN UNSEASONABLY HOT AIR MASS WILL DEVELOP THIS WEEKEND AS A STRONG RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT BUILDS INTO THE AREA. WHILE TEMPERATURES WILL BE COOL INTO WEDNESDAY AS A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE MOVES OVER THE AREA...A WARMING TREND WILL ESTABLISH FOR LATE WEEK. TEMPERATURES WELL ABOVE SEASONAL NORMAL VALUES WILL BE PREVALENT BY FRIDAY. BY THE WEEKEND...RECORD BREAKING HEAT IS FORECAST WHEN THE CENTER OF THE HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE MOVES OVER
THE REGION. DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURES ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY WILL RANGE FROM THE 80S TO LOWER 90S FOR THE COAST...TO THE MID 80S TO MID 90S FOR THE VALLEYS AND FOOTHILLS.

RESIDENTS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND PEOPLE PLANNING TO TRAVEL TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LATE THIS WEEK AND THIS WEEKEND ARE ADVISED TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS. KNOW THE SIGN OF HEAT STRESS. IF
PLANNING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES THIS WEEKEND...IT IS ADVISED TO SCHEDULE THESE ACTIVITIES DURING THE COOLER PARTS OF THE DAY SUCH AS THE MORNING OR EVENING HOURS. IF ACTIVITIES CANNOT BE RESCHEDULED...AVOID DIRECT SUNLIGHT AND SEEK SHADED AREAS IF POSSIBLE. PERSONS PERFORMING STRENUOUS OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES...SUCH AS RUNNING...CYCLING...OR HEAVY GARDENING...SHOULD WEAR LIGHT-COLORED AND LIGHTWEIGHT CLOTHING AND STAY HYDRATED BY DRINKING
PLENTY OF NON-ALCOHOLIC FLUIDS SUCH AS WATER. NEVER...EVER...LEAVE CHILDREN...PETS...OR THE ELDERLY ALONE IN THE CAR. REMEMBER TO LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK. BEAT THE HEAT AND CHECK THE BACKSEAT.

Winter Storm Watch for the Los Angeles/Ventura/Santa Barbara counties.

Advisory: Winter Storm Watch for the Los Angeles/Ventura/Santa Barbara counties. The watch is valid through Monday Afternoon.
Dear Nixle User,
MAIN IMPACTS
Snow levels are expected to lower to 5000 feet by Saturday afternoon...then lower to between 4000-5000 ft by Saturday night. By Sunday the snow level will be between 3500 - 4500 ft. This could cause hazardous driving conditions across the I-5 Corridor both Saturday evening into Sunday as well as Highway 14 by Sunday morning.

Slight chance of thunderstorms will be possible beginning Saturday afternoon and continue into Sunday. If thunderstorms do develop over the area...brief heavy rain could cause the potential for debris flows to occur across recent burn areas in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. The best chance of thunderstorms over Los Angeles and Ventura County Burn Areas will be on Sunday...but can’t be ruled on Saturday afternoon as well.

Confidence for Thunderstorms over Burn areas for (Los Angeles and Ventura Counties) will be LOW on Saturday...but a bit higher on Sunday.

SYNOPSIS
An upper level low will move down the west coast from Washington State and move over Southern and Central California this weekend. Rain and snow could develop as early as Friday with snow levels lowering from 7,000 ft initially. Snow level will lower significantly by Saturday into Saturday night with very low snow levels by early Sunday morning. The upper low will sit over southern California through Sunday...then move east by Monday. Rain and Snow amounts will widely vary due to the nature of this cutoff low.

Job openings at the County of Santa Barbara, CA I posted this in the careers forum also,

Hello Fellow County Employees!

In the interest of keeping all County employees informed of the jobs we are recruiting for, today we are launching our first email blast that provides you with a list of all of our current job openings! We encourage you to take a look and see if there is a new job or career opportunity for you with the County of Santa Barbara. We also ask you to share our openings with friends and family who may be interested in joining the County! You, your friends, and family members can also sign up for Interest Cards in order to be notified when a recruitment for a job you may be interested in opens up. Just go to our page at www.sbcountyjobs.com and click on “Current Openings” and then “Interest Cards” to sign up!

As a reminder, there has been a change to the County job application process. Human Resources will evaluate whether an applicant is advanced in the recruitment process solely based on the application, attachments, and other information submitted before the recruitment closing date. Please see the attached e-mail for more information.

Below you will find this week’s job openings. We request that your department also provide printed copies to any employees who do not have a County computer assigned to them. Look for more of these announcements on a regular basis!




EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA
Department of Human Resources
1226 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 568-2800
http://www.sbcountyjobs.com



Employment Opportunities as of Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Job Title Job Type Salary Opening Date Closing Date
ADMHS Practitioner I Full-time See Position Description 12/02/14 Continuous
ADMHS Practitioner Intern (English & English-Spanish) Full-time $50,867.29 - $62,100.17 annually 02/10/15 Continuous
Administrative Office Professional I (English & English-Spanish) Full-time $2,622.29 - $3,248.60 monthly 02/06/15 02/17/15
Alcohol and Drug Service Specialist (English & English/Spanish) Full-time $4,196.85 - $5,123.71 monthly 02/03/15 02/17/15
Building Engineering Inspector III Full-time $5,052.57 - $6,167.96 monthly 08/20/14 Continuous
Building Engineering Inspector Specialist Full-time $5,444.95 - $6,647.13 monthly 08/22/14 Continuous
CCS Occupational Therapist II (Part-Time) Part-time $34.66 - $42.31 hourly 02/04/15 02/20/15
Civil Engineer - Specialist Full-time $7,915.05 - $9,662.67 monthly 09/03/14 Continuous
Civil Engineer(Resource Recovery and Waste Manager) Full-time $6,815.14 - $8,319.96 monthly 07/01/14 Continuous
Civil Engineering Associate III Full-time $5,867.94 - $7,163.69 monthly 09/12/14 Continuous
Computer Systems Specialist I Full-time $27.06 - $33.04 hourly 02/11/15 02/17/15
Cook- EXTRA HELP Temporary Agency Help $18.16/Hour 03/16/12 Continuous
Department Business Specialist I (Child Welfare Services Program) Full-time $4,702.28 - $5,740.62 monthly 02/03/15 02/18/15
Director of Community Services (SB/FT) Full-time Depends on Qualifications 12/24/14 02/13/15
EDP Systems and Programming Analyst I Full-time $68,271.78 - $83,344.96 annually 12/11/14 Continuous
EDP Systems and Programming Analyst, Senior Full-time $79,289.69 - $96,796.45 annually 12/11/14 Continuous
Electronic Health Records Manager Full-time $24.97 - $46.81 hourly 02/05/15 02/19/15
Health Care Administrator Full-time $73,821.43 - $110,742.59 annually 02/09/15 03/10/15
Health Care Practitioner Full-time $3,319.48 - $4,052.46 biweekly 01/22/15 Continuous
Information Technology Manager Full-time See Position Description 01/21/15 02/20/15
Juvenile Institutions Officer- Extra Help Temporary Agency Help $17.12/Hour 11/25/14 Continuous
Laundry Coordinator (SB/FT) Full-time $2,989.80 - $3,649.85 monthly 02/09/15 02/17/15
Maintenance Worker I Full-time $2,916.23 - $3,559.93 monthly 08/21/14 Continuous
Psychiatric Nurse Full-time $2,535.77 - $3,095.68 biweekly 02/05/15 Continuous
Psychiatrist (English/English-Spanish) Full-time $180,911.56 - $207,599.57 annually 01/15/15 Continuous
Psychiatrist - Child/Adolescent (English/English-Spanish) Full-time $180,911.56 - $207,599.57 annually 01/15/15 Continuous
Public Works Program Specialist II (SB/FT) Full-time $4,849.95 - $5,920.99 monthly 02/10/15 03/03/15
Quality Care Management Coordinator (English & English/Spanish) Full-time $6,100.83 - $7,447.71 monthly 09/12/14 Continuous
Recreational Therapist (Part-Time) Full-time $20.57 - $25.11 hourly 11/26/14 Continuous
Recruitment & Selection Manager Full-time $4,342.95 - $7,417.97 monthly 02/06/15 02/23/15
Survey Specialist Full-time $5,337.64 - $6,515.81 monthly 12/12/14 Continuous


Promotional Opportunities
Job Title Job Type Salary Opening Date Closing Date
Deputy Fire Chief Full-time $117,246.05 - $193,240.18 annually 02/09/15 02/17/15
EDP Systems and Programming Analyst, Senior Full-time $3,049.60 - $3,722.94 biweekly 02/06/15 02/12/15
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