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matts853 commented on Make it shine and sparkle

Yep. He left lots of messes that we can’t fix due to his dastardly DRRAs. He and his fellow frat boys abused their power. It’s really sickening.


matts853 commented on Make it shine and sparkle

Hi Blaine. Current and future residents like their children in schools that aren't grossly over capacity. They like safe, uncongested roads so they can spend more time with family than with Siri. They like lower taxes and reasonable County budgets. They like clean streams. You made sure N…

Not outside the norm?! I don’t know about that, but we sure do seem to be consistently breaking temperature and rainfall records. And if not here, always somewhere else on the planet. That’s the new normal trend we’re on.


Low 100s?!?! NEVER have I heard that forecast. Welcome to the New World everyone.


Once again the mindset of what to do with an open parcel of land jumps straight to development. Haven’t we learned that too much growth is bad. What’s wrong with pumping the breaks and designating this land as Ag or, and here’s a novel idea - resource conservation and reforest it. It’s in…

matts853 commented on Words matter, but so do actions

People opposed to the word crisis in this sense are looking inward and that’s what always gets ‘us’ (humans) in trouble. As the planet is demonstrating with increasing frequency and ferocity, the consumption of natural resources that our comfortable and convenient lifestyle is predicated …

Climate change will raise your taxes. Disaster relief isn’t cheap. Not too mention the economic disruptions of growing food, travel delays, and other missed productivity. Landscaping companies have been struggling to keep pace with projects because of all the rain. I know because I just h…

I completely agree with you, Natural. The Earth is sick and we’ve made it that way. Will we ever learn? I doubt it. This debate doesn’t give me much hope that we will. Climate change isn’t as tangible to most people as a stock market crash or other acute financial or illness event that mi…

Growth also grows climate change. It ultimately becomes self defeating. That is unless we change our ways and learn to live in harmony with this beautiful planet. What we’re doing now isn’t working. It’s fundamentally hazardous to our long term prosperity.


If crisis is too hard to swallow then call it an exigency instead. Most people won’t know what that means or bother to look it up anyway. But I do think crisis is an appropriate word to describe what’s clearly an existential problem affecting everyone on Earth. This IS happening people, a…

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