Bill W. 
Member since Aug 23, 2011

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Retired attorney and full time theater fan. Former Henry Judge for the Colorado Theater Guild. Reviews are posted at Favorite film: "2001: A Space Odyssey." Favorite novel: "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoyevesky.

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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.…

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.

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

Re: “Reader: Our stories of harassment get buried in ourselves


"The only foreign enemy influencing our elections is our own liberal biased media."

So the "liberal based media" is a foreign enemy? Seems unlikely. They can't be "foreign" and "our own liberal biased media" at the same time.

As information, those who tout their superiority and IQ are generally those who are short on both. See, for example, Trump, Donald J. For the most part, high IQ individuals don't need to state their intelligence to any and all who would listen. They just demonstrate it with intelligence and competence.

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Posted by Bill W. on 08/06/2018 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Does Russia have something on Trump?

Mike B:

"Keep it up you are handing Trump a MASSIVE victory in 2020. What will you blame it on when he wins again????? Hahahahahahahahaha. Pathetic LOSER."

Thanks for the guarantee that you can accurately predict the future. I'd like to think you're wrong, but I submit to your superior ability to know what lies ahead. It' a gift, isn't it?

Or is it perhaps a delusion?

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Posted by Bill W. on 08/05/2018 at 8:46 AM

Re: “Reader: We have a Russian agent for president

Bob Wyman:

Insults and name calling are the last resort of those who cannot argue the facts.

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Posted by Bill W. on 07/28/2018 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Reader: Trump is president and you need to get over it

"had the election gone the other way, Hillary Clinton would now be considering her second nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States of America! "

And the problem with that would be...?

You guys sold your soul for the Supreme Court nominees. Compromised all your values. You don't "get over" a Russian plant for President. You do whatever you can to defang and neutralize him.

So...I'll give you the same advice. Get over it.

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Posted by Bill W. on 07/11/2018 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Leah L√≥pez, a lesbian married to a man, struggles to find a seat at the LGBTQ table


You're not alone. I'm quite sure there is a sizeable number of women caught in marriages that are wrong for their sexual orientation. The same goes for a fair number of men.

You can stay married and still love women. That's your choice. Don't let anybody else define you. You define yourself.

Posted by Bill W. on 07/05/2018 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Reader: Vote carefully

"Typical "Independent" BS. News should be unbiased. Rags like the Independent give a bad name to the words journalism and unbiased reporting"

Ironically, you read the Independent and even take the time to weigh in on articles. If it's so pitiful, why don't you find a news source you're more comfortable with. Just saying...

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Posted by Bill W. on 06/12/2018 at 4:00 PM

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