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Not much better. I'm not into celebrating nor excusing mediocrity, even on the internet.
If your keyboard includes two keys to the right of the letter M, I recommend that you familiarize yourself with them. You obviously have something to say but, good Lord, it's painful to read.
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Does anyone know if this site is still under some sort of investigation? Will the city require this sad scene to be removed at some point? I sure hope that residents and visitors alike will no longer have to stare into the maw of this tragedy as they pass through town. Or will it just sit, like the motel?
Just to clarify, Ranger, the property that the VFW owns is south of the portion of the park containing the wave pool and most of the playground improvements. The northern part is city property, at least according to the plat I'm looking at. Otherwise, I agree wholeheartedly that the VFW needs to reexamine their position in this matter.
None other than George Will said that his campaign was nothing more than a book tour. Paying bills indeed.
Bull. Pure political hyperbole on the part of the state board. This parcel has never even been leased by the state land board for oil and gas, so why the big deal now? I'd be willing to bet that none of the board members have even been anywhere near this parcel and seen exactly how nasty the topography is. You also cannot convince me, as both a parent with kids in public school and a taxpayer, that one or two wells tapping into a parcel with marginal potential for oil and gas to begin with and the incredible investment in engineering that it would require (for both access and development) would make one iota difference for one single student in our fair state except to show them how willing we are to throw away our heritage for risky investments in order to make a political point. By the way, the parcel in question does generate funds for the schools in keeping with the resources it best offers, agricultural.
They're accusing the BLM of playing political games? That's one of the blackest pots I've ever seen.
Sounds like ol' ODKOT ought to move on down to Sun City. No school taxes. No kids, either. Curmudgeon paradise.
I'm not a doctor nor a chemist, but as a human subject with over 43 years of experience, I don't just firmly believe but I know for a fact that:
1) Smallpox is one of the deadliest diseases known to man, killing as many as 400,000 Europeans per year in the 18th century.
2) Whooping cough is fatal in one in 100 infants under two months.
3) Polio has crippled millions.
4) Despite all of the perceived dangers of vaccines, neither myself, my spouse, nor our children have ever had to fear the above diseases and are, oddly enough, healthy as can be.
On the surface, I can't say I directly dispute your facts, but why aren't people dropping dead left and right? Many of the diseases vaccines prevent sure caused that to happen.
At the risk of deviating from idealogy and into the realm of reality, the truth is that SOME of the water that falls on Colorado belongs to Coloradans and SOME water belongs to other states. That's the law. I'm not as familiar with the eastern side of the divide, but the 1922 Compact (as imperfect as it may be) clearly allocates Colorado River Basin water to the states in which it flows through. It is true that Colorado does not use it's full allocation under the Compact, and that is certainly an issue worth exploring, but Las Vegas and Phoenix simply could not exist without this Compact that allocates water originating in our state to those fine desert dwellers to the south. Does anyone remember the phrase "Flush twice, California needs the water"? That's pretty much the idea.
Also, Scott does have a point about the Gulf of Alaska thing. Nearly all of our winter storms originate in the northern Pacific. Watch the satellite loops in the winter, it's pretty simple. I don't think that we send Phoenix so much water that it returns to us as blizzards.
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