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I'm not a proponent of high speed rail (or medium or low speed for that matter) and think protagonists are hard pressed to demonstrate a sound economic model exists. But I do hate the traffic on the I-70 corridor and if metro dwellers could be forced into a mandatory use standard, I'd be all for it. Cap and trade anyone?
On a more constructive note, I've always wondered why ski areas and the underlying tourism trades don't promote mid-week utilization of resorts more actively. You know, bargains for off-peak periods; maybe a "green" discount for Monday through Thursday type of thing.
I applaud the Pilot's willingness to publish a variety of opinions and perspectives from local contributors. It's up to us, the readers, to keep our facts straight. For the record, Hillary did not rob a bank in college. But shortly thereafter, as a young attorney, she did vigorously defend a child rapist.
Whoa Eric! In order for our civil society to continue to function, we simply cannot have ad hoc committees, even fairly chosen juries, deciding for themselves what's constitutional or moral. That's President Obama's job!
In hindsight, electing a man who spent a good part of his life conflicted over his own identity and expecting him to heal the ginned up racial divides the balkanizers in this country promote, may have been a mistake.
Well stated Joe. It's too bad the founding fathers didn't think to include in the Constitution a political remedy to enable the people's representatives to take appropriate actions should individuals in government in fact demonstrate complete disregard and disdain for the system they are sworn to protect and defend. Guys like Eric Cantor - oops!, I mean Dave Brat - could make good use of such a provision.
The significance of Benghazi was not the attack. Terrorists attack. It's what they do. It's who they are. The significance of Benghazi is the lack of response to the attack; leaving Americans to fend for themselves and then die after a prolonged battle when military assets were available to assist but were not dispatched. That is a dereliction of duty. There was a special prosecutor appointed to investigate Iran/Contra. Benghazi warrants no less. Or, as the Democrat party prefers, we can just go with, "What difference does it make?"
The NCA is a political document produced by political operatives for political purposes. Nothing more, nothing less.
Congratulations to all the employees at Twentymile! This is an impressive accomplishment.
Funny you should mention Beijing; a great example of the failure of central planning. LA, with a far less constrained though far from perfect free market system working, has far better air quality.
Really Neil you can and should do this yourself but if you insist...
Google "world coal reserves"
I chose the 2nd link because it had what looked like an easy to understand pie chart:
Clicked on it to see "The United States leads the world with over 260 billion short tons of recoverable coal reserves—28% of total global reserves and 50% more than Russia, which possesses the world's second largest reserves. Despite significant U.S. coal production since the industrial revolution, recoverable domestic coal reserves at current mining levels would last 222 years."
I think your reference said something like 890 million tons left estimated to last 118 years but I'm not going to go and check again because, well, just because. I'll leave it to you to contemplate all the different ways the BBC article information on coal reserves was incorrect. Maybe the next time you see an article in the BBC you'll be a little less inclined to take it at face value.
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