“There are some cool and unique places in AZ, but ,yeah, its Government is going backwards in time quickly...”
Smeagel4T on Apr 27, 2012 at 19:18:49
“It's mostly a matter of the loonies taking control. As in all areas of the country there are plenty of very nice sane people in AZ. The current problem is, they're not the ones running the government at this time.”
gerald1961 on Apr 27, 2012 at 19:03:23
“No one "wants" to go there, its where they send old people to die, oh sorry, retire.”
“The government isn't going into the churches. But it is regulating businesses run by the church as if they were regular businesses. Universities and hospitals hire thousands who deserve the same benefits as every other American.
Don't want to play by those rules, these businesses lost tax exempt status.”
“If citizens find that a local coal plant is polluting beyond the limits set by the Clean Air Act, they can sue the EPA to crack down on the plant. These lawsuits are called "citizen enforcement" and they are built into the big 4 environmental laws. Thanks to Richard Nixon who passed the CAA, and Bush I who made the Act even stronger in 1990.”
Kurfco on Feb 22, 2012 at 18:56:30
“It's my understanding these plants are marching down the timeline ordered by the EPA and this latest maneuver is just local grandstanding. In fact, I suspect Rahm, good politician that he is, knows this is a bandwagon he can jump on, claim credit, but nothing will happen because they can't do it.”
“Nice introduction to an argument. But it leaves the reader asking, "Well, what are you then?"
Your description at the top says "entreprenuer."
If you envision a way that market capitalism can save humanity from itself,
as John Lennon so famously said, "We'd all love to hear the plan."”
Komrade Killjoy on Apr 26, 2012 at 09:03:32
“market capitalism gave you all the technology you've demanded be built. Solar panels, windmills, fuel cells, hybrid vehicle, etc. What is your plan?”
Jorge Escondido on Apr 25, 2012 at 21:18:38
“Did you seriously just use the words of a song that bashes communism to bash capitalism? Really? Trust me, child, John Lennon was no anti-capitalist marxist. Not by a long shot. As a kid myself attending an LA Rams game, I personally saw John Lennon, Governor Ronald Reagan and Howard Cosell chumming it up in a press-box. If Lennon was anything like you, that wouldn't have happened. Lennon was all about peace and love, but he didn't trust the government to deliver "fairness", as no sane person should. So if you want to quote somebody, quote somebody from your side of the political spectrum - or as the Great John Lennon would've said, " but if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao You ain't going to make it with anyone anyhow, and you know it's gonna be..... allright".”
Shawn de Montaigne on Apr 25, 2012 at 20:43:25
“Why does "entrepreneur" necessarily imply, as you have, that the author is a market capitalist?
Why do so many environmentalists hate humanity?
It's sad that while we condemn the GOP and their ilk for fundamentalistic stances, we refuse to see, on this side, that so many of us are guilty of the very same thing!”
hp blogger Lisa Curtis on Apr 25, 2012 at 20:36:09
“Good question. My point with using myself as an example is that many people who act in environmental ways don't necessarily identify with traditional definitions of environmentalism, as illustrated by the polls I quoted.
But to your point regarding myself personally, I identify as a social entrepreneur who wants to harness market forces to create social and environmental change. I don't believe that market capitalism alone can save humanity from itself but I do think that smartly designed companies (like B Corporations) can do a lot. People act in their own self-interest, the key is to harness that self-interest for social change.”
“An amendment to ban export of #KXL crude in House fast-track bill was rejected today.
This project is all about oil exports, now. It has nothing to do with "energy independence." http://t.co/8FazcxYn”
Kurfco on Feb 7, 2012 at 20:37:13
“The export ban was killed because it was idiotic. Periodically idiotic things don't get through.”
Red Russet on Feb 7, 2012 at 20:21:40
“Never did have any benefit to the US, just a few jobs, to be terminated when the leaky thing is built.”
“I have lived for decades with crippled knees from hemophilia. Finally my choice was, take action or end up in a wheelchair at 45. One week ago, I awoke in the hospital with two new knees that will allow me to enjoy adventures with my lovely new wife. Feeling so blessed to live in an era of advanced medicine. Sobbed like a baby, in front of a bunch of tough ortho docs! This video made me cry, again. It comes from a very deep place. When such a hurdle you have faced your entire life is removed, what next? The possibilities overwhelm.”
TheIndependenceParty on Oct 2, 2011 at 17:32:10
“Excellent news. As I used to say to patients I met in the hospital with knee and hip replacements, ... "You are good for 50,000 more miles!"
Heidi Dietrich on Oct 2, 2011 at 16:29:13
“I hear you on that. I had my kneecaps realigned and it was awesome. I knew it worked right from the start. Do you mind if I ask how hemophilia cripples knees? I know that's a blood disorder right? I don't understand how it affects bones.”