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Drill it and they will come.
I think constant1 was trying to make a joke. As in the cliche: "airing out your dirty laundry in public", i.e. making personal problems public knowledge.
Some recent info I've read:
Back in 1995, when President Clinton vetoed legislation to permit drilling in ANWR, environmentalists argued that it would do no good for Washington to permit drilling in the Alaskan refuge because Americans wouldn't see any oil for 10 years. Who doesn't want that oil now?
Obama told reporters that offshore drilling wouldn't bring relief to consumers for five years -- other Democrats say 10 years -- at the soonest. He also touts the $150 billion he wants to spend over 10 years on the "green energy sector" -- that money won't provide instant results, either.
Barack Obama is stuck with the Democrats' energy policy -- which is denial of reality. Conservation is certainly smart, but it doesn't create anything. Global demand for energy is going up. The Dept. of Energy released a report indicating energy demand going up by 60% in the next couple of decades. They indicate we'll need EVERYTHING, from the dreaded fossil fuels, to alternative energy (i.e. bio, nuclear, wind, solar, etc, etc.). But they make no mistake in saying that fossil fuels must lead the way. What more do you need to know?
Rayola Dougher, an economic analyst for the American Petroleum Institute, estimated that there are 1 million to 2 million barrels of oil per day that could be drilled in now-restricted coastal areas -- "that's 10-20 percent of what we're importing." That oil could be on the market in as soon as five years.
Besides ANWR we have other vast oil reserves, that are already drilled and capped, which we're not producing. We're also the Saudia Arbia of coal. New, cleaner technologies have been continually improving emission levels over the last few decades. Coal liquification and gasification technologies are there, if the environmental alarmists would just check the available data with an open mind before the usual knee-jerk roadblocks.
American laws and technology ensure a rig off Florida or in Alaska has far less chance of springing a leak than one in the Persian Gulf or the Russian tundra. Did anyone hear of oil seeps on existing Gulf rigs after Katrina ? If there really is a shared "planet earth," then aren't we all its collective stewards? By locking out energy exploration in the United States, we are encouraging it almost everywhere else, often with lower standards.
Condo. Re-read my post. It can't be any clearer. But in the interim, keep up the rants and calling for the lawyers.... I'm sure that'll save the day.
Now go have a rational day.
Congrats ! All the best !
Throughout these various Engle articles/posts, it appears that most everyone agrees the housing laws should be followed and enforced, myself included. That beinging clearly said, I find it scary how many people are in denial about the main point that should be taken away from this sad event. Dave was ultimately responsible for himself. Laws and Big Brother cannot always protect us from ourselves. We should all be responsible for ourselves first and foremost. How anyone can argue against that is way beyond me.
As this unfolded, the hand-wringing and finger pointing as to who's responsible: affordable housing, illegal units, the landlord, the previous landlords, the City, and even you and I, was interesting. Condoguy sums up this mentality: "Shame on you and I, shame on the city of Steamboat Springs, shame on the owners of this property, and shame on anybody who has been complacent in the marketing or transfer of this property from owner to owner, we are all guilty of letting this beautiful human being die in this edifice, only waiting for dinner and maybe conking out." Well Condo, I for one am not responsible for Dave's or anyone else's life choices.
Dave's legacy should be a wake up call on life choices/personal responsibility. That's why the toxicology results unfortunately needed to be made public. Hopefully this will eventually sink in for those still in denial.
Yes, I have seen recent rental prices, and think they're insane. On utilities you have a good point. I didn't pick up from the article that all utilities were included. However I still think if the City allows rentals to go for "what the market can bear", things will soon become unbearable, and they should change the term "affordable housing" to "available housing"
"Currently, rents at the Iron Horse range from $750 per month for an efficiency to $1,800 per month for a two-bedroom unit. Simmins said Resort Group will charge "what the market can bear" for rent.
"We're all in the business to make money, but we also want to make it palatable and not kill anyone on rent," Simmins said."
$1,800 for a 2 bedroom apartment ? I presume there's also last month's rent plus a deposit. Is the City out of touch with the definition of "affordable" and "palatable" ?
If both theatres are susposed to have the same number of commerials (which sounds odd), then someone's been breaking the law.
Have a good one.
Do you know how to read & comprehend ? Who said the question was about the big picture ? I was responding to the other comments.
Now chillax !!
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