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.
So the "conservatives" want the taxpayers to spend $150,000 of taxpayer money for a foolish election when Morse has only 1 more year to serve. You might not like Morse's positions, but that is not enough of a reason to recall him!
So, what did Mayor Botch smoke that caused him to lose his scruples?
The Mayor should stick to "politics"
, he's no Doctor, but he plays one on TV and at council meetings...
WOW!!! SMH ******BACH IS A PROPAGANDA MACHINE... Now I know where granny is getting the garbage, do some research. ya Dolt. Our society is better with MMJ, and MJ !!!
You all reali8ze the only groups denied in Cenncinnati were all progressive groups. All three of them? The horror of actually having to back up your social welfare bonfides must be really rought for some.
Yes Siggie, my post was in jest. IRS profiling and discrimination of any kind should never be tolerated.
But while we're at it..."I believe it is the systematic denial of "tax-free" status."
Actually "systematic denial" is somewhat of a misnomer. Of the 97 "conservative" groups whose applications for tax exempt status were delayed by the IRS, zero were actually denied. Of the 3 "liberal" groups whose applications for tax exempt status were delayed during the same time period, all three were denied.
mayor Bach should be more worried about what kind of pollution is wandering around in the area he wants to make into something. Benzene and such are far more dangerous to health (and memory) that a little Colorado Sinsemilla.
Eye-opening and a great interview. I respect Josh Fox for what he's doing. Keep up the good work!
Anyone But Hickenlooper is my bumper sticker...right next to my Impeach Obama bumper sticker, which is right next to my "My Pit-bull can chew your honor student's butt" bumper sticker.
Firstly, men dying their hair is plain silly and looks like they can't handle the truth about themselves.
I bet there are people living up above that road who don't like this plan.
But Bach is bought...and Anshutz, when he finishes paying off Michael Jackson's mother for killing her son, will still have the money left to force this issue.
So with Rampart Range Road open back up in Garden of the Gods?
Thank you Indy for looking into this.
People in the private sector are given sick days to say we understand you might get sick, so don't freak out when you can't come to work because you have the flu, and as a matter of fact don't come in and infect the rest of us.
If they don't need to use their sick days, they don't get a bonus, they are simply lucky not to have been sick...and it certainly doesn't roll over into a $50,000 windfall by accumulating year after year.
This is the worst case of government disregard for the struggle of tax payers, and the worst use of our money of which our government claims never to have enough I have ever seen.
I am offended and have lost all respect for local government and its employees...they are stealing us blind. Nothing but a bunch of thieves from top to bottom. They have shamed themselves and their work.
As top republican leaders in town are saying, it didn't take long for reformer Bach to get sucked into the system and become offender Bach.
Rod - I'm color blind so I don't know what unnatural color is.
I suspect "your guy" looked a lot better than "my boy" during the election, for you and too few others anyway. Other than his "Refer Madness" stance on cannabis, I think he is performing reasonably well. Don't forget his 70% approval rating (outside of Indy readership anyway).
Next up in the "Refer Madness" hysteria:
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