The talent and amazing gift (curse). Todd Snider displays is beyond impressive....an amazing man...who just seems to be class and trash with ease. Of course , now I have to find Slacker and watch it. Local chamber of commerce doesn't like it? LOL
so it seems that tt prefers that conversations be taken over by the simple minded conservatives that spend all their time on this site spewing hate and put-downs. get a life!
only a fool would confuse peer reviewed science with a newsweek article regarding a person "wondering" about something. sounds like your education was from a red state where much mis-information is distributed... on purpose.
Any discussion about dope on these pages gets quickly taken over by the dopes who smoke it and it becomes an insane and inane conversation.
Andrea - the CO2 level did not reach an "average" record last week. The only place where this was reported was at the Mauna Kea observatory in Hawaii as per this LA Times article http://www.latimes.com/news/science/scienc… if you are basing your CO2 PPM "average" on one atmospheric station THAT IS WITHIN TEN MILES OF TWO ACTIVE VOLCANOES then you are somewhat delusional. Yes, you might find some fluctuations in the CO2 level with two volcanoes spewing it out all over the place. But here is the real problem with your argument. I was born in 1968 and attended grade school during the 70's. What we got told was that man-made climate change was going to destroy the planet. But the change Dr. James Hanson told us of then was global COOLING. That's right kiddies, we were told there was a coming ice age due to human activity. Here is a Newsweek article from 1975 wondering "Is global cooling causing the recent rash of tornadoes" http://denisdutton.com/cooling_world.htm I am 45 years old now. And what I hear climate change people saying is, "we know when you were a kid we told you that you had to drastically change how you live your life to avoid a new ice age. Well, we were wrong. Not just a little wrong, not just a smidgen wrong, but 180 degrees wrong. So with that in mind, we now want you to drastically change how you live your life to avoid our latest predicition. And this time we're right, promise, pinky swear." Fool me once........
Oh, and any study done by the government will be biased. The government has been lying to you about marijuana for 80 years. They just can't quit lying. They need to continue the lie to keep their funding.
Marijuana has been and always will be a part of our society regardless of any prohibition. 50 Billion Dollars a year in drug war expenses has done nothing to deter our citizens desire to smoke marijuana. The prohibition has destroyed millions of lives, while the plant has not been the cause of a single overdose, ever. You can't even say that about water.
Since sales will continue regardless of legal status, it seems that there is question before us now. Do we continue to fund the black market and cartels through underground sales, or do we regulate and tax it like alcohol? The latter is what the citizens of Colorado, and more specifically Colorado Springs voted for.
We can either do it now, or do it through a citizen driven initiative. We are fairly sick of our elected representatives that fail to represent.
I attempted to read the mess of a blog Pete K. recommended above regarding Waldorf education. My sister is a Waldorf teacher trained in Boulder, CO. She has worked in both public and private schools and believes the Waldorf schools she has been associated with offer a more humane approach to becoming a life-long learner than what the factory-assembly-line public education provides. Children are not one-size-fits all and should not be treated that way!
Jeez, gimme a break already -- what a joke, considering that the legal recreational marijuana we're talking about here is for ADULTS and if regulated the same way that alcohol is (the way WE voted for it btw) concerns about teen usage remains the same as it always has. Wish there were a requirement that our elected officials have some sort of cognitive thinking skills instead of just pushing forward with their own emotional fear-spewing and unfounded agendas.
As much of a baseball / sports fan as I am, Security Service Field works just fine for our city! Why try to fix something that isn't broken. I would love a downtown ballpark but its far from what we need first and foremost. I applaud you Mr. Routon for pointing out Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and The USOC being here and promoting what our city is really about! Just my opinion, thanks for the venue to vent.
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