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Re: “Reader: Clean energy is too important for our future to give to capitalists

Mr. Wyman:

"Do not overlook the fact solar requires batteries. Batteries are hazardous but sunlight is only for so many hours then it gets dark so batteries take over. Without batteries solar is a novelty and only runs a light bulb during daytime."

I had a solar system on my roof until I moved last year. I did not have a battery. You're flat wrong. It's NOT a novelty, and you don't need a battery to produce your own electricity.

"If people had not been so misinformed energy could be had from nuclear power."

People were not "misinformed." Well, except perhaps you. We saw the dangers of nuclear power at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl. Accidents happen. Chernobyl will be a nuclear wasteland for hundreds of years. "Misinformed" people didn't kill nuclear power. It killed itself. Suicide by plutonium.

No new nuclear power stations have come on line in the past two decades. The only new build underway, two additional reactors at Georgia Powers Alvin W. Vogtle plant near Waynesboro, is five years behind schedule and has seen its costs double. Its planned completion in 2022 remains uncertain.

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archiv…

Nuclear never met its promise as a cheap, safe source of energy. Insurance for new builds is exorbitant...the underwriters know that one accident can run into billions of dollars in damages. We have six decades of nuclear waste on our hands, with no cheap or easy storage solution.

So how did the private sector do developing nuclear energy? Just well enough to abandon it for valid business reasons.

Posted by Bill W. on 08/18/2018 at 7:57 AM

Re: “Reader: Clean energy is too important for our future to give to capitalists

Hi Bob Wyman: When I practiced environmental law I noticed two things about government regulation:

1. The overwhelming majority of environmental regulations were championed and drafted by the big corporations. They used regulation as a tool to stifle competition and start-ups who could not afford to put this scrubber on that stack, or implement best available technology here, or best management practices there, etc. They also got the ability to advertise how green they were in supporting this or that regulation. A win-win for them, laughing all the way to the bank while their useful idiot sycophants whine about the burden. LOL! Then they worked their work-arounds with the agency and rarely suffered any consequences unless there was a citizen suit provision.

2. No regulation ever came about in a vacuum. Each and every one sprang from the failure of some individual or industry to internalize their costs, inflicting harm on some innocent third party.

In short, don't blame government for being responsive and trying to PROTECT OUR RIGHTS. Oh, and drop the subsidy for big oil and coal and create a level playing field. Quit whining about the little bones that are thrown to solar and wind. Battery tech, like oil on public land and a million other breaks (like war), needs big government to become successful. If Interstates were left to the private sector, they would start in downtown Chicago and end at the nearest corn field.

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Posted by Huck Mucus on 08/17/2018 at 10:38 PM

Re: “Reader: Clean energy is too important for our future to give to capitalists

Free solar! Sit in the sun all day. Free Lunar once a mumph...
Government regulates everything and you are complaining government is doing nothing? Are you drunk or a shill? Capitalists invest in something that will turn a profit. Government invests your money in losers.
Do not overlook the fact solar requires batteries. Batteries are hazardous but sunlight is only for so many hours then it gets dark so batteries take over. Without batteries solar is a novelty and only runs a light bulb during daytime.
If people had not been so misinformed energy could be had from nuclear power. You are stuck with coal and gas for the duration, If you wish you are free to invest in solar or wind if you think it will blow all day and night. Get government out the way and out of your head...

Governmnet has three jobs collect tax, protect our borders and PROTECT OUR RIGHTS. They have one down to a tee and do not care about the last one. Borders are in the hands of leftists.

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Posted by Bob Wyman on 08/17/2018 at 9:50 PM

Re: “Air Force Academy dean of faculty announces retirement amid exodus of STEM professors

Uncle Andy will be missed greatly... by some cadets. Others may think he's leaving (or being forced to leave) a year or two too late.

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Posted by BirdManBlue on 08/17/2018 at 9:32 PM

Re: “DA to brief "innocent bystander" Thomas Villanueva in fatal deputy shooting

Briefing or no briefing, that autopsy report must be RELEASED!!! The public has a right to see those reports esp Mr. Villanueva.

And quite frankly, I wouldn't put it passed dirty Dan May if he is doing this as a diversion tactic, as he may not actually have any real intent on ever following thru with this so-called briefing.

Mr. Villanueva, don't let Dan May "groom" you. He is a dirty politician, just like Bill Elder and so many others in El Paso County government.

Know that ALOT of support goes your way!

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Posted by Asher777 on 08/17/2018 at 3:28 PM

Re: “A map of the red-light camera locations chosen by the city

Only one of the four locations is on the top-25 list of intersections with high crashes. The rea$on$ the$e inter$ection$ were cho$en i$ ba$ed mo$tly on their profit$ projection$. Make no mistake, ticket cameras are for-profit rackets run by for-profit camera companies and their for-profit city business partners. Ticket cameras lose money unless used in locations where the traffic lights and speed limits are deliberately and maliciously mis-engineered for less safety and more tickets. The results are little different than governmental larceny.

Hopefully the residents will revolt as they did before to demand a permanent end to ticket camera rackets.

James C. Walker, National Motorists Association

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Posted by James Walker on 08/17/2018 at 1:03 PM

Re: “A map of the red-light camera locations chosen by the city

While reducing yellows may have been done in one or two cases, it certainly is not how these installations normally work.

The bottom line -- if you don't want a ticket for running a red light, DON'T RUN RED LIGHTS! it is really that darn simple, folks. Obey the laws and you won't have any problems.

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Posted by Dave H on 08/17/2018 at 11:40 AM

Re: “A map of the red-light camera locations chosen by the city

Except that it ISNT so simple. I moved here from Portland where the city made similar claims. Turns out (someone checked) that in the name of safety they reduced yellow times causing an increase in revenue but no effect on safety. Consider this officer shortage nonsense; how much does it cost to maintain and purchase these stupid things? How many officers could be hired for that cost?

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Posted by Alex Gauthier on 08/17/2018 at 6:16 AM

Re: “A map of the red-light camera locations chosen by the city

This is a great idea. The people who complain about this are usually the ones running red lights and making it unsafe for everyone with their careless driving. We all make mistakes out there, but some drivers are impatient, aggressive and rude. I've been guilty of it myself. And honestly, if I get caught speeding, I don't try to BS the police or make excuses - it was my behavior and not anyone else's problem but my own.

So I don't care if this results in 10,000 tickets a day in the Springs. I find it amusing that people shirk personal responsibility and fall back on complaints about big brother or some other half-baked plea to freedom - get over it and be a better citizen. And here's a good way to look at it - if you don't speed or run through a red/changing light then you're unlikely to be ticketed.

Simple, isn't it?

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Posted by John Foster on 08/16/2018 at 1:24 PM

Re: “City worker berated after Hillside park funding pulled

Why the sympathetic tone for the Parks Department now?

When the Hillside Community wants to hold their public servants accountable (people that are paid 5 times the average household income in Hillside), suddenly the language has shifted.

The "city worker" is "berated" rather than held accountable.

The neighbors and allies are now "activists".

The neighbors are "angry" and "upset".

They are characterized as "raising their voices".

The residents are blamed for not being aware of city planning processes.

When the onus shifts away from holding our public servants accountable to our marginalized neighborhoods, this is how power is hoarded and the status quo maintained.

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Posted by licanray on 08/16/2018 at 12:35 PM

Re: “A 50-year Trekkie bestows Star Trek history upon the next generation: How fandom and fanfiction sparked the galaxy’s most controversial romance

Thank you for this post. What a wonderful thing and I am so glad Dee got to share fandom again and remember - and pass her stories on.

Live long and prosper, Dee, wherever you are.

Posted by Sharpiefan on 08/16/2018 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Dispute erupts over which hospital offers higher levels of care for stroke patients

The fact is that Penrose DOES NOT offer equal care. Not only do they lack a strike specialist being available 24/7/365 but they also lack the necessity backup specialists such as neurosurgery and vascular surgery.

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Posted by fact seeker on 08/16/2018 at 11:04 AM

Re: “A single protester showed up to a "rally" against county shooting secrecy

The best thing you can do is WRITE IN ANGLY in November

Posted by Jane Smith 1 on 08/16/2018 at 9:17 AM

Re: “The Springs is big with small businesses

18,000 business in Springs area. 32 participated in this survey. (00.18%) This a grain of salt thing?

https://businessfacilities.com/2018/07/bus…

Posted by R Wehner on 08/16/2018 at 7:26 AM

Re: “Dispute erupts over which hospital offers higher levels of care for stroke patients

This is an important issue that our community needs to be aware of. Getting to a hospital quickly can make the difference for someone having a stroke - and if a hospital doesn't have the ability to provide a treatment the person needs, that can lead to a dangerous delay. Thanks to the reporter for researching and writing about this.

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Posted by tumulty on 08/16/2018 at 6:42 AM

Re: “City worker berated after Hillside park funding pulled

Joan Clemons, the people attend the city's public meetings and speak their opinion about development projects at every opportunity and are ignored. If the community and these neighbors who are active are not aware of the comment time then the City is not doing it's job.

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Posted by TruB on 08/15/2018 at 11:13 PM

Re: “Colorado Springs is 'second to none' for top-notch coffee

No mention of Ricos Cafe? ?? Wow

Posted by Marah on 08/15/2018 at 10:14 PM

Re: “Road Trip Hike: Herman Gulch to Herman Lake

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Posted by Queen Taylor Oliver on 08/15/2018 at 5:38 PM

Re: “A map of the red-light camera locations chosen by the city

There's nothing lawful about this offer of contract with an electronic machine.

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Posted by gregaj7 on 08/15/2018 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Law enforcement may have left Deputy Micah Flick and others exposed fearing a bad optic for cop aggression

After all this time, we all have the right to know whose bullet (s) hit whom. The cop and the suspect are both dead, so they have no vested interest in the outcome. The cop's family and the innocent bystander have an enormous interest in who fired the shots which killed two of the parties and the bystander. We, the taxpayers, are going to wind up paying the bill for all of this, and it is going to be a lot of money. Motive enough for a cover-up.

Posted by willcpcu on 08/15/2018 at 4:49 PM

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