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PeaceRanger
Bio, I don't need no stinking bio...
01:20 PM on 04/23/2013
Congrats to all involved. A BIG WIN!!!
12:57 PM on 04/23/2013
Hooray! What an exciting decision by the Supreme Court of Belize.

I'm headed down for a vacation along that reef system later this year; I hope future generations have the same (or better) opportunities to experience it.
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wmiller55428
06:50 PM on 04/23/2013
When you are there, as the people if they would have wanted an advanced economy that is based on planes, boats and cars to stop. When you fly in, think about the irony of your silly statement. lets keep people poor so we can 'experience' the Island. Also ask them if they wanted the jobs that would have come with the lines, also ask them they know that the line would have not disrupted the coast line.
08:28 PM on 04/23/2013
Your ignorance is showing. Belize is not an island. There are plenty of planes, boats, and cars in Belize. The health and wealth of ~25% of Belizeans relies on tourism, which depends to a large extent on the health of Belize's barrier reef ecosystem (tourism is the #2 industry after agriculture). Fishing is extremely important as a source of income and protein in coastal communities (spiny lobster, conch, numerous edible fin fishes). By contrast, oil rigs would employ relatively few people, and the oil extracted would enter the international market, so the Belizeans wouldn't even benefit from reduced prices at the pump. And without a doubt, oil extraction would severely damage the world's second longest barrier reef system. From the perspective of the Belizeans, a rational cost/benefit analysis clearly favors the rejection of oil drilling along the MesoAmerican Reef. From the perspective of a foreigner who's only interested in cheaper gas regardless of the cost Belizeans will pay for it, it could make sense to drill, but only if that foreigner clouds his or her vision with ignorance and short-sighted selfishness.
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Artemesian
Spiritual Messenger of the Earth
12:25 PM on 04/23/2013
Thank goodness. Is nothing sacred?
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Anonymous Conservative
Cynical atheist.
02:32 PM on 04/23/2013
For anything to be sacred, there would have to be a caring God. And there isn't. So, no, nothing is sacred.
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Artemesian
Spiritual Messenger of the Earth
02:54 PM on 04/23/2013
We can, as human beings, still hold things sacred.
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Artemesian
Spiritual Messenger of the Earth
03:03 PM on 04/23/2013
As in inviolate.