Ben Tiffany

Ben Tiffany 1 week ago on Stories from Scotland: A new adventure

So much to do in Scotland... It may take you awhile,but a trip to the Outer Hebrides should be exciting and memorable. (We got close,but the weather turned against us.) The Borders area near England and the low hills (the fells) south of Glasgow and Edinburgh along the River Clyde are some of my favorite places in the world. If you're a beer drinker,the ales in Scotland (the true ales) are some of the best anywhere. The Scots are lively,friendly and engaging people;I think you will enjoy your time there. (I always do!)

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Ben Tiffany 2 weeks, 1 day ago on Ken Collins: Now is time for peace

Mark, You make some good points here. Keep in mind that we have an embassy in China,a country with similar human rights abuses,and a tendency to make people disappear in the night,never to be heard from again. Our embassy presence there might be seen as sanctioning these actions,but it's doubtful that we will recall our ambassador over the issue.

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Ben Tiffany 3 weeks, 1 day ago on Linda Lewis: Bike through chemicals

Stupid mistake by the EPA,but where did all that waste come from in the first place? Perhaps the previous mine owner should have put more attention in cleaning up the mess they created?

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Ben Tiffany 3 weeks, 4 days ago on Linda Lewis: Bike through chemicals

Mark, The last paragraph of your previous post suggests to me that you thought I favored "Dupont Chenical Company to do your dirty work". You might understand how it sounds like you are accusing me of being a spray guy. I would indeed be more or a goat guy (beh),but I'm all for RCR and any other interested parties working to maintain trails for everyone's enjoyment and safety.

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Ben Tiffany 3 weeks, 5 days ago on Linda Lewis: Bike through chemicals

If you feel this way,why didn't you just say that in the first place? I guess it's more fun to stir up the pot a bit,eh?

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Ben Tiffany 3 weeks, 5 days ago on Linda Lewis: Bike through chemicals

You really are incredible,Mark. Now you are accusing ME of advocating for the chemical application! Did you understand anything that I said in my posts? By the way,there are many mountain bikers who spend lots of time trimming weeds and anything else that needs to be removed to make biking trails more safe and ridable. (There are hikers and horseback riders up on Emerald too.) Personally,I don't care whether the weeds are there or not,but I am not enthusiastic about using chemicals to remove them. No one asked to City Parks people to do a weed spraying application,as far as I know. They decided it was needed,whether users agreed or not. You really do take everything too personally. This is the kind of discussion that could have been done around the bar,with everyone laughing.

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Ben Tiffany 3 weeks, 5 days ago on Linda Lewis: Bike through chemicals

Well Mark,if you grew up on a farm you shouldn't have made the ridiculous comment about hiking and riding through "goat crap" on Emerald Mountain,since you know what Goat crap looks like. I don't know what you mean when you say I "jacked you up",but I did take exception to your mocking and sneering comment to Linda's suggestion. You talk about for a need for thick skin on this blog,but you sure seem to lack any sense of humor.

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Ben Tiffany 3 weeks, 5 days ago on Carl Nordquist: Steamboat too PC

Nonsense, Scott. A nativity is clearly a religious theme,and government cannot be shown to favor one religion over another. That is not a comparable thing to placing small flags on the lawn of the courthouse as a memorial. There have been any number of memorial gatherings on the courthouse lawn in the past,and this would just be another one.

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Ben Tiffany 3 weeks, 5 days ago on Linda Lewis: Bike through chemicals

Harry, The spraying operation did not cover huge amounts of acres. It covered the immediate areas around a number of trails.Goats could certainly help in such a situation. They wouldn't need to spray as much or as extensively if they thought over the problem a bit and looked for an alternative. No one really expects goats to solve such an admittedly large problem,but they could help keep the toxicity down. As for you,Mark,you don't even know what goat turds look like,if you think anyone will be wading in it. More like shootin' yourself in the foot.

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