Go to Vegas With Us


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Virtual tours are coming to SouthernCalifornia.Site

With integrated social media technology, you will be able to interact with the hands behind the camera. You can participate in journeys to places in and around Southern California.

On September 30th, join SouthernCalifornia.Site for the grand virtual tour of Las Vegas, a common place for people in Southern California to travel by car.

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Prove You’re Not a Robot


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I know I’m not alone in this. Especially recently, fake accounts with the @outlook.com address have been coming in large numbers. Maybe you don’t get the same exact fake accounts, but many articles and forum posts point toward fake followers being a larger problem.

Presumably, everyone who is reading this is not a robot, except for the scrapers and bots from search engines, but it gets old seeing a notification that may as well have been nothing.

In some ways, the fake followers are harmless. To many, they’re just another number with no real consequences. To others, fake followers pose the threat of affecting reputations and validity.

If a bot thinks your followers are other bots, your website or accounts will be associated with spam and malicious qualities. This will negatively affect your ratings, order and ability to be seen by search engine users. If you have fake followers and you would like to avoid this kind of problem, it is advisable to delete accounts you suspect of being not real or inactive.

In some cases, real accounts do accidentally get sorted with the robots and you might have lost out on a real audience member but if you let people know why you have decided to do a cleanse of your following, hopefully you can inspire them rather than rustle their jimmies.

For those of you wondering why I’m still updating TTSP, it’s primarily for the newcomers.

For an updated experience, follow SouthernCalifornia.site

5 Minutes Of Your Time Please?


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SouthernCalifornia.site is the new TTSP. Over the next few months, the website is going to undergo many changes without notice.

Your feedback is imperative to improving the way information is presented to you and the way your participation will be rewarded.

Please leave a comment on the website with your answers to the following questions and follow the SouthernCalifornia.site blog to stay updated on suggested changes that get implemented:

Is the information presented in a clear and easy way?

Do you experience any issues viewing the website or its media on your device?

What information would you like to hear more about?

What information would you like to hear less about?

What would make you want to return to a website like this?


SouthernCalifornia.site is New & Taking Over!


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Remember that time I wrote about some little food place in Riverside here on TTSP? If you do, that’s a pretty good memory you have. This is a half goodbye and half welcome-to-something-new because the reviews and bits that I do will now be posted regularly to SouthernCalifornia.site instead of here.

One day, I may return to TTSP stronger and better than ever before, but that’s going to take some preparation.

Until that day, you can find my jaded sense of humor in the form of articles, videos and maybe even podcasts (if I find a microphone company worth investing in. My equipment breaks way too often.)


Don’t forget to follow SouthernCalifornia.site at SouthernCalifornia.site/news

It’s basically the same website as this one but with a different perspective.


See you all there!

Craigslist is Not Free. Advertise here until we find another Free Classified Ad Service.


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We can no longer turn to the list of Craig for small business ads. Every business struggles sooner or later, but if your entire reputation is built around being the free alternative, you better count on losing all of your customers when you start charging. I just hope Craigslist is ready to build from the ground up again.

In response to this terrible news, I encourage thee to feel free to advertise your products/services in the comment section. When I find, or make, an alternative that is both free to post and regional (in my case that would be the US) I will share it here and everywhere. Maybe even on Craigslist. That would be worth paying for.

Yes I already know major cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles have always been charged to post on Craigslist for things like job ads, but why didn’t someone in the company come up with the idea to make sponsored posts instead of charging every person who posts? Greed maybe? Desperation perhaps? Experimentation? If it is, was it worth it?

To wrap things up, remember that everything changes in a blink of an eye and there’s no way to go back; only forward. Everyone’s favorite online classified ad website is now on its way to an early grave unless they realize their mistakes fast. Hopefully there are already online alternatives for everyone’s region. Please share what you find.

$5 might not seem like much to ask for a post to a website, but self-employed people and small businesses post multiple times per month, some daily. The performance of these classified ads is extremely low in comparison to the costs when you take into consideration the number of ads your ad will compete with, the limitations of how much is shown on a person’s screen, the divided retention rates for each subcategory and uniformity of each ad. If we wanted to pay for an ad, we would go to Google, Facebook, Twitter or an ad network.

Here’s an actual idea, Craigslist. Let us post once per day for free on any account. Charge us to upgrade our limited free membership to a $5 membership to remove the limitations. Then maybe try the sponsored ad thing I mentioned earlier. Whatever it takes to keep your reputation.

A Response to “4 Reasons Why Becoming a Vegetarian is a f*ing Stupid Idea”


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I’m going to give this guy the benefit of the doubt and assume he’s being completely serious, so here are my comebacks.

Counter-arguments in order:

1. Vegetarians and vegans do not aim to save the lives of non-sentient life. The point is to save the lives of animals that are developed enough to feel. If you know anything about microorganisms, you know they multiply very quickly and we couldn’t kill them all off even if we tried.

2. If you really don’t think there are scientific studies out there proving the benefits of living a meatless life, try it for two weeks with the aide of a professional nutritionist. Once you conduct an experiment yourself, you’ll have real statistical data to show people and convince them.

3. You aren’t really making an argument other than pointing out that vegan food is less pleasurable to consume than meat. You might be right about the taste thing but the point of being vegan or vegetarian is to change your perspective from eating for pleasure to eating because you are what you eat. If you eat dead flesh, you are dead spiritually. If you eat living fruits, vegetables, cereals (grains and such) and drink water you begin lifting your spirit up.

4. You just said vegetarians don’t get to eat meat, so your argument collapses on itself. The logic you use is a complete fallacy because chemically the end result in no way resembles animal flesh. Between the stages of the animals being eaten and plants absorbing them for nutrients is decomposition.
Plants grow -> Animal eats plant -> Animal gets eaten by another animal -> Animals decompose -> Soil absorbs decomposition -> Plants absorb soil’s nutrients ->(repeat)


I fall into the category of people who are vegetarian for health reasons (I have no choice), and I don’t agree with a lot of what PETA does or is. I would be vegetarian even if I didn’t have to be. The irony in your parting statement about rethinking the logic behind what you believe is off the charts. This entire article could be classified as an archetype for someone with cognitive dissonance attempting to align their beliefs with reality. If there were a more intelligent species than human here, your paradigm would allow for you and all of humankind to be eaten.

Why Intelligent People Don’t Believe In Equality


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The title is not meant to deceive you, nor make you disagree. More often than not, people say they want equality but they mean something else. Not being aware of what exactly that something is causes one to succumb to using inappropriate phrasing and miscommunicated intentions.

An intelligent person does not want equality because equality sets every person up with the same allocated resources and opportunities without regard to a person’s identity or subjective needs.

An intelligent person should value equity far above equality because equity is what makes every person equally valuable and equally respectable. The words are not interchangeable. Saying one does not mean the other.

If you stand for equality, then you’re still as selfish, if not more selfish, than the people you stand to fight against. If you stand for equity, in any situation, you will always be right.

I can’t call myself a feminist or an activist for any isolated groups for the reason that too many people are in fact fighting to have the same and not to be valued. Personally, differences have never caused me to see anyone as inferior or invaluable and I support anyone who strives to be happy.



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They pay good money from their advertising budget just to deceive people. What they call free is not free. What they call free is you paying and then receiving your “free” perks along with whatever you have to buy to enjoy any of their services.


So save your time, and find literally anyone else.


If they’re already lying to you before helping you, it’s fair to say you dodged a bullet.

Why Are So Many Young People Having Back Pain?


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At first, this started off as an entry point for a rant about me feeling old because of back pains, but then I gradually realized I’m not alone. A lot of people I know and even more that I don’t know are having back and spine problems.

I’m no doctor, but I do study people. One contribution to this phenomenon I strongly sense is the average person’s worsening posture. People used to have reasons to look up, but people are always looking down.

Another reason this could be is sheer electronic usage. Using a phone or computer causes neck and spine straining over long periods of time. I know even when I try to hold my phone properly in front of myself, my arms can only cooperate for a few minutes. When most people start off with a correct sitting position, over time maintaining that position becomes more difficult.

If I were a doctor, I’m certain I would be mentioning exercise at least once. Which leads me to stretching. When computers were new and all the rage, there were many people aware of the dangers of carpal tunnel and posture issues and they accommodated with exercises specifically designed to stretch the wrist and spine. People don’t care about that anymore.

People used to go outside more because there was a demand for it. If you didn’t go outside, you would never talk to friends or get to progress in your career or meet new people or learn how to drive.

Now, you don’t have to go outside to do anything. So, people are using their energy on more sedentary activities. Even older generations are becoming conditioned to this lifestyle. Playing outside used to mean playing outside. Now, playing outside means playing with electronics outside.

What can we do to combat this situation?

For starters, become continuously aware of your sitting posture. Try to look down for very short periods at a time, and practice looking up.

Stretch frequently. If you use computers often, do wrist exercises as well. Every twenty minutes you should take a few minutes away from using whatever electronic you’re using and stretch the neck and spine. Usually, this aides in keeping you posture-conscious.

Do things that involve not sitting. Like standing, but not while on your phone.

Educate others on the risks they take by always looking down with no breaks in-between.

Also, the body needs calcium.

Next time someone asks you about that back pain, you can say, “What back pain? I’m posture-conscious.”


Baker’s in San Bernardino Keeps Messing Up


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I hate to admit it, especially now, but I am a lover of the Inland Empire’s Baker’s restaurants. I frequent many different locations, and I repeatedly regret going to the Baker’s on Kendall.

A couple years ago, I filed a complaint using their website’s email option and within a few days I was emailed and within a few weeks I was lightly compensated for the negative experience I had.

At least six other times after, my order was prepared so incorrectly that I tried to contact Baker’s again and they stopped replying to my complaints.

Every other time I’ve attended that specific Baker’s since then, I have had equally bad or worse experiences. For example, about a month ago, I paid with a hundred dollar bill and I was told a different amount than was on the receipt and given incorrect change. Not just a few sense. It was approximately ten dollars.

Guess what? Baker’s refuses to acknowledge my emails. I’m not about to call the corporate office for less than twenty bucks but I sure am willing to write about it.

Tonight, I was given a disappointingly incorrect meal instead of what I ordered, so I’m going to savor this giant green tea and go to bed moderately bitter towards one of my fast food favorites.

Don’t go to the Baker’s on Kendall. Go to the other Baker’s restaurants. They haven’t disappointed me nearly as many times.