sledneck

sledneck 2 years, 2 months ago on Ken Collins: A matter of safety

They're so angry that thay are willing to let their own kids drink poison just to get to you, RWD. And why? Because you have exposed the long hidden truth that "Reality has a liberal bias", even though the REAL REALITY is, by definition not biased at all. Congrats, You are a regular sherlock holmes.

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sledneck 2 years, 2 months ago on Steve Lewis: Is fracking safe?

Well, Lewi it sounds to me like what your'e saying is that big government has pushed big oil right into your small back yard. I thought big government looks after the "commons" as you put it? Sounds like it has done the OPPOSITE on this one.

Sounds to me like the greenies should rethink their opposition to energy production in desolate wastelands and petition their best friend, big government, to snap out of it before there's an oil derrick in Strawberry Park.

When people in the green movement expose themselves for being so radical as to want to regulate GROCERY BAGS they lose the credibility they desperately need to be effective on issues that are actually MEANINGFUL like fracking.

The environmentalists have, in no small way, done this to themselves. Can't cry "wolf" or "global warming" but so many times before the mainstream goes back in their homes and closes the door to what you're sellin'.

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sledneck 2 years, 2 months ago on Steve Lewis: Is fracking safe?

I see a lawsuit filed just yesterday against Nuclear power in Georgia. And last year against a solar plant in Nevada. And they year before that against a windfarm off nantucket. And so on and so on.

I heard a very relevant conversation a couple months ago where a muslim was asking a non-muslim to stop complaining about all the damage that radical muslims were doing. The other guys response was "Hey, you go talk to your fellow muslims and ask them to stop strapping bombs to themselves and THEN we can see about me not complaining about muslims, but as long as you keep ignoring the radicals in YOUR OWN religion I'm not gonna apologize for criticizing muslims."

Well, THAT'S how I feel about the environmentalists. Go tell the EXTREMISTS to let us drill in the frozen wasteland known as ANWaR or in the middle of the ocean, or back off the nuclear lawsuits. Then and ONLY then are you going to get people to stop fussing about whacko environmentalism.

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sledneck 2 years, 2 months ago on Ken Collins: A matter of safety

Yes, because after all, those, greedy, environment-hating republicans who have been bribed by "big oil" don't have to drink the same water. They dont have kids in those schools. Their wives and kids and friends don't need or want clean air or any of that. All of them walk the earth in Darth Vader masks with air-filters. So why should they care?

Instead of 1,000 feet from schools how 'bout putting oil rigs 10,000 feet from a caribou or 100,000 feet from the gulf shore? But that still wouldn't satisfy. We already tried. There was an important "school" there too that had to be "protected" at all costs. A school of tuna.

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sledneck 2 years, 2 months ago on Groups work to save downtown Steamboat flower baskets

I think a lot of people would donate to a lot of good causes if they were just left alone.

We have been told the lie that so many things would not get done if government didn't do it. That's BULL! When it comes to highways and aircraft carriers that might be true, but when it comes to many things on main street and with regard to communities' providing essentials for the less fortunate it is just not true. In fact, it's insulting.

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sledneck 2 years, 2 months ago on Steve Lewis: Is fracking safe?

The Washington Post headline for Thursday February 16 reads: (That's TODAY!!!)

"Groups file federal lawsuit to block construction of two nuclear reactors in eastern Georgia." 12 environmental and watchdog groups filed suit TODAY to stop these plants from being built.

Wake up and smell the coffee, sedgemo.

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sledneck 2 years, 2 months ago on Steve Lewis: Is fracking safe?

Fred is exactly right, but he didn't go far enough. The truth is "renewables" are under attack from environmentalists too.

It's not that they don't want fossil fuel, it's that they don't want ANY cheap, abundant energy OF ANY KIND because they know that would accelerate growth in the economy. To extreme environmentalists, growth is the road to perdition and it must be curtailed at all costs.

Now before all the "middle-of-the-roaders" castigate me for including "them" in "they" let me just say up front that I do believe there are a lot of folks who genuinely want energy production but are just legitimately concerned with their water, etc.

I share some of those concerns. I think baseline testing, for example, is COMPLETELY logical and even prudent. When you look at what it costs vs what it might save it's a no-brainer.

Nevertheless, extreme environmentalists oppose ALL production that results in abundant, cheap energy. Far from just fracking, drilling and mining... They have killed windfarms. They have killed solar plants. They have killed nuclear. They have killed geo-thermal. They have killed hydro-electric. They now oppose ethanol. (even a stopped clock is right twice/ day)

It's almost as if they thought that, with their tales of impending doom from global warming, they could persuade Americans into casting down their i-phones and returning to being hunter-gatherers. That's not working for them and I am now convinced that a lot of them, especially the ones here in Routt county, wish they had not bitched and griped so much about ANWaR, Gulf drilling, Yucca Mt, etc.

With global warming losing more credibility with each passing day they might have to re-think ANWaR, Yucca Mt, etc.

The Routt county residents who oppose drilling here but who also vociferously opposed Keystone and ANWaR are the ones who make me laugh the hardest. They are complete loons. Pump barrels of oil out of ANWaR or out of Canada by the billions and the rigs in Routt County will go away.

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sledneck 2 years, 2 months ago on Steamboat School Board backs health care clinic

That was my point. Predictable events should not be something for which people need "insurance"; especially relatively low-cost things.

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