Rick Pighini

Rick Pighini 6 months, 1 week ago on Ryan Spaustat: A global crisis

Fred you should stick to the things your a expert and professional at like rolling heavy equipment off highways and blowing up neighborhoods.

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Rick Pighini 7 months ago on Some Routt County teens concerned about impact of marijuana legalization

Is it the weed or the war. Everyone I know who uses MJ owns businesses and or has worked for the last 20 years. I do know a lot of alcoholics who haven't worked in years. I also know a bunch of vets that claim the only thing that helped their PTSD was weed. And how do the vets wondering the streets get their weed? Or is this the long term effect of weed they smoked when they returned from war. I think your putting the blame on the wrong industry. Maybe the war machine is what sent them to the streets.

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Rick Pighini 7 months, 2 weeks ago on Joe Mattingly: Still kid friendly?

MJ is already available in every town in America. As the good parent that you seem to be I believe that you can educate your children on all of societies vises and teach your children to make good choices. If your not having a problem with MJ and your children at home you probably won't here either. Having a open and honest discussion about MJ is easier in a area where it is legal and regulated. This might be a great time to bring it up and have that discussion.

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Rick Pighini 8 months, 2 weeks ago on Colorado health official and Routt County representative to visit tire pile

Ha ha ha ha if only we were all like you wouldn't that be a good world to live in. What about logging trucks driving beetle kill trees all over Colorado. Any relationship genius.

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Rick Pighini 8 months, 3 weeks ago on Colorado health official and Routt County representative to visit tire pile

Genius, you got that beetle thing all figured out. As a matter of fact you've got it all figured out. Mark for grand poobah. We wouldn't of needed all those scientists if we only had this forum. It's a wonder people still use you for work. Time will tell. Virginia is calling. We should of cut all the trees down before the beetle that would of done it. Obliviously gov't didn't spend too much money on education in Virginia. Yee ha.

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Rick Pighini 1 year, 3 months ago on Paul Potyen: Support SB 252

No Scott you missed the point. Iowa has been trying to do it since 1983. This is important because during this time it was the state putting money and energy into innovative ideas while most of the country didn't care. Because they started so early they have up to 6000 jobs in the wind power energy field and pay farmers and land owners 14.6 million in lease payments. Their average cost per Kwh is .05-.08 cents. In 2004 they reached 5% but because of gov't investment they not only reached 25% but they sell energy to Wisconsin and Illinois. Things only take thirty years when nobody cares. I'm not saying I agree with the law. I'm saying these technologies work and the more we or private investors invest in this technology the better off we will all be. If the people in cities drove electric cars for there short commute and fossil fuels were used less for energy maybe those of us with gas engines would spend less at the pump. The leader in wind power is the oil rich state of Texas. Coal cost on average .04 cents a Kwh and natural gas is around .06. There are a lot of options out there and sometimes private industry that supplies a public good needs public investment to bring us to the next step. Just like oil.

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Rick Pighini 1 year, 3 months ago on Paul Potyen: Support SB 252

Tell Iowa, Texas, south Dakota, Wyoming, and California that wind energy will only cost more. Iowa itself produced 25% of there energy from wind. They started this transformation in 1983. Today they have generated over 5 billion in private investments in their wind power interests. I don't know where you buy your fuel but oil has more than doubled since January of 2008, prior to the sharp rise from the spring of 2009 at $1.89/gal to $4.00/gal. In November. Natural gas has doubled in the last 6 weeks. Exxon is the most profitable company ever, reported last week. I think we as Americans can afford to use as many sources of energy as possible. Ask south shore stagecoach if their energy is working and how much it costs. The oil industry and the world needs and will get compititoon for sources of energy, and just like we the people have invested in fossil fuels it's time to continue our investment in all forms of energy so we can continue to lead the world in energy. Any other discussion is short sighted and idiotic. Which is where most of these discussions end up. Mr. Diesel didn't use oil when he came up with his fuel, he used plants. And Henry Fords cars ran on ethinol. In a innovative society the transformation and inventive state of energy is what makes us great.

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