I'd like Pres. Obama to tell me exactly which companies are "promoting best practices for safer (not safe, mind you) and more efficient production." He says it's a fact.
Thanks for the coverage of Gasland II, but this blog entry doesn't come across as balanced; your reporting is much shorter and more general - fewer stats, quotes, etc. - than the unedited propaganda that follows. Why not balance volume and data at least -- or better yet, take a side and document it with scientific evidence -- all of which could have been extracted from Gasland II. Follow the money. Who pays for the propaganda? Oil and gas! What do we expect them to say? Whatever they need to say to turn a profit.
Thanks for the excellent coverage of last night's event, and for the interesting textbook example of how the industry spins the story just enough to cast some doubt on the truths in Gasland and Gasland 2. If you look hard at the industry's story, it is not particularly fact-filled. If the industry had a strong case to make for the safety of drilling and fracking, they would not keep trotting out the same tired, deceptive talking points. Unfortunately for them, that's all they've got.
Gasland 2 did a decent job of explaining why the oil and gas industry is getting away with the deception and keeping regulators from doing what they will ultimately do, when the truth is just too loud and obvious to ignore any longer.
By the way, siggie, censorship is something enforced by the government. The Indy is a private, profitable business, not an arm of the government, and certainly is under no obligation to publish your vituperation. As a "conservative" you ought to know that. You ought to be defending their right to excise your blather from their privately-owned blogs. Instead you carp as if you are entitled to post anything you desire in the space you are not paying for.
siggie says, "...5% are conservatives that come in for a little humor." And they find nothing quite so funny as malicious personal attacks on anyone and everyone with whom they disagree.
Two graduates are investing all of their own money, and doing a fine job of raising more privately, to conduct a study and create a documentary, while you, TejonTech, do nothing but sit on the sidelines heckling them because you are so envious of their education.
Siggie, you forgot to add the city and utility employees who come here protecting their free ride life. That is why there is such resistance to this articles in the likes and dislikes....a huge portion of Indy readers think they deserve a $50,000 bonus for having been at work on days for which they have already been paid.
The local talk about these sick days is total outrage except among government dependent leaches who are sitting at Starbucks or in their offices all day with nothing to do...or no motivation to move along the lines waiting to be served like at the DMV or SS offices.
Been following Todd for over 10 years. My wife and I are in our mid 60's, non hippie or druggies, but just love his "life is too short not to have fun" attitude. We live in Florida near Tampa and have driven to Atlanta to see him, and lucked out and saw him in Colorado, while visiting sister-in-law. If in a funky mood, grab one of his cd's and stop taking everything so seriously, and poof, it's gone. Only thing I don't like about him is that he doesn't come to mid Florida, enough. Hope I didn't tick him off...........Nah...he would just shrug it off!
Maic: It only seems that way because the Indy and 60% of its readership reside in the extreme left edges of reality. 35% have lost all sense of reality and the other 5% are conservatives that come in for a little humor.
You all take yourselves much too seriously.
Put him into the toughest boys school you can and see how long before he hates dresses and wears boys clothes like he should. I think his parents should be charged and gaoled and the other children taken from them.
The problem with downtown are the homeless and the drunks...clean that up and you will have the populace and environment to support a ball club.
Catholic Charities and the soldier bars are counter productive to a vital downtown.
Kirk, thank you for removing the comment. Siggie has a long history of personal and malicious attacks whenever he disagrees with someone, which happens quite often. I appreciate the articles written by the Indy reporters. They are fair, balanced, transparent and accurate. It is refreshing to have a news source such as the Indy that is not afraid to investigate and report stories in a honest, thorough, an unbiased manner which may not always appeal to the readers and public officials. Keep up the good work!
Lame...$250,000 spent to educate each of these guys and they can't raise anymore money than this, or come up with a more fundable project, or look both ways before they cross the street...I believe they could file fraud charges against CC if that is all the got for their money.
"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." -- Stacy in Woodland Park
While I will not weigh in on weather or not humans are causing climate change -- the climate has always changed and will always change regardless of human activity -- I will point out that we are due to have another ice age. The most likely culprit will be the disruption of the "Atlantic conveyor belt" AKA Atlantic meridional overturning circulation AKA the thermohaline circulation in the Atlantic Ocean. This disruption will likely be triggered by a warming trend. Basically what this means is that both global warming and global cooling predictions could be true.
I have read all the comments above and find a majority of them attacking the Mayor's position and using suspect personal life issues (unconfirmed) as a basis for throwing rocks at his position against both recreational mmj. It seems shallow to not address the specifics of A64 and its impact on the local economy rather than the Mayor Bachs comments. Medical Marijuana is alive and well in the Springs and although it would be beneficial for my interest to support its passage, I choose not to . I beleive that we have enough dispensaries in Colorado Springs and increasing the number for recreational mmj centers to be opened after the "grace period" for mmj owners to apply for a duplicative cost for a "sister" operation (recreational mmj) is totally mind boggling.
We have Doctors for mmj referrals for those that pass the litmus test.We have a group of dispensary owners as well that follow the rules and actually have patient care in mind. I beleive we have can take two views on this and let the popular vote of Colorado Springs prevail after a public vote. Like I have voiced before, let Denver have A64 and we can watch the impact from here. Then and only then can we make an educated and informed decision.
They can be the business model that will reflect in time the benefits of A64 to us and then we choose to either remain in the MMJ regulatory framework with the 100+ dispensaries that deserve (and should be allowed) "Grandfather Clause" rights so we dont get the supply and demand chain out of balance and allow the biggest money (i.e., Denver interests) in A64 to drive these people out microeconomically .
Wake up Colorado Springs!!
Keep our existing and tax paying Dispensaries "grandfathered" in and you will gain their support and not confuse them with the A64 "new kids on the block" Another issue I must point out is that the public is not awareof; but our bread and butter comes from the "military machine" and not the "marijuana machine". Postpone..Postpone ... and watch..People who have access to mmj are doing just fine. Medical Marijuana is alive and well.
Indeed, who would be foolish enough to think that science has actually advanced, and become more accurate, in the intervening years?
Once again government looks to rescind the will of the people. Back, please remove your head from your ass.
"I started thinking about the commercials Morse supporters were running," -- Jill Coleman
And remember that those commercials are being partially funded by his buddy Michael "32 oz" Bloomberg from NYC.
"I don't agree with Sen. Morse on every issue but I know he cares about our community and passes laws that make sense." -- Mike Maday
The gun control laws he helped ramrod thru the Senate actually do not make sense. He flat out stated that he ignored and told his fellow legislators to ignore feedback from the community.
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
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