DesertGuy57

A recent article in the Los Angeles Times featured safety ratings of US hospitals twice a year since 2012. Hi Desert Hospital had D ratings consistently during this period. Eisenhower and Desert Regional brought theirs up to A over the last couple years. Since Tenet runs Desert Regional t…

DesertGuy57 commented on Time to call it: Squirrels have won

In a length of drainage pipe put a handful of a mixture of cheap oatmeal or equivalent dry food mixed 50/50 with cement. Works for rats as well as squirrels. Cement uses moisture in body.... It sounds hoaky, but it works.... there are videos on youtube with the drowning in water approach a…

I have heard that these MAC meetings will be broadcast locally and are on Youtube beginning with this one, entitled: Big Mac March

DesertGuy57 commented on Americans needed health care reform

Let the dust settle a bit on the ACA rollout after the website is corrected and let's see what the American people think of it then. In CA and elsewhere apparently many are surprised they can finally get healthcare insurance at an affordable rate. But we dont know what the signups will tur…

Sounds like the town attorney needs to weigh in if that has not already been done.

DesertGuy57 commented on Education in a sorry state

The situation Dodi describes is a frequent one in schools in this area and perhaps is universal: no one is looking so the bully strikes: "poke", repeat until the victim reacts and then is often the only one who gets into trouble. Until the parents of affected students unite and ef…

Bob Mateski, please understand I'm not taking a side on Measure U or other tax efforts in the future. I am trying to clarify what I perceive as a misunderstanding. It is the legal nature of a general tax that you can't earmark the funds collected. It only needs 50 percent plus one to pass…

Nice job on the Soapbox, Don. I read through the other comments and I was surprised there was no mention of Fascism. Nobody gets up in the morning and says I'm a fascist so I'm going to do fascist things, a society kind of slips into it. I'm suggesting that there are lots of otherwise wel…

Let me give this one a try. The town's water company indicates that a sewer system is the only practical solution to groundwater contamination that the state has identified as a serious problem. Measure U would have funded it but the main arguments of the No on U movement did not trust the…

DesertGuy57 commented on Here’s proof Yucca needs districts

When you have an issue, analyze the council members for who seems the most receptive to people based on their presentation in meetings. Make appts with two and present your case. Do not mention what your exchange was with one with the other. Make a polite but direct request for help. If …