barracuda 2 days, 10 hours ago on Letter - Climate disasters could have been avoided

He has a right state his mind.... as do I.

To start with, His letter would have been better received if his statement of "Who is responsible... You are!"

Instead he could have replaced it with "Who is responsible... We Are!"! Because technically, Mr. Higgins is just as guilty of abusing the natural resources that he accuses others of doing.

There is several things that could have done to help mitigate this years expected and planned for big wild fire season.

Just for starters, controlled prescribed burns have helped for hundreds of years, Native Indian tribes used the procedure. It helps clean out old growth and helps control "out of control" fires. But people who are on the liberal side of the world feel we need to stop using this useful tool. Maybe we aught to just need to hug the trees instead.

Second, when the heads of BLM and Forest Service looks at all the available data and see there is going to be a huge need for more money to buy tools, trucks and hire/train more firefighters and do it all BEFORE the season started. The state legislators rejected their requests and only gave them a small percentage raise in budget.

A side note.......I have heard that the Washington State PB/NPR radio stations ask for and got a whole amount of the raise they asked for in their contributions. Which is a good thing I guess because the firefighters can listen to the new and improved NPR/PBS and know that the state legislature has their backs by providing entertainment on the line. (sarc)


barracuda 2 days, 19 hours ago on Letter - Climate disasters could have been avoided

David Higgins Wow.... I want to see your computer/phone. Based on your stated opinion... You have the only device not built with evil petroleum products......

I was going to assume you ride the bus to work, but that also uses evil oil.... Bike to work? Nope, also evil oil to weld the frame and use for tire rubber... Do you walk to work? Cool, barefooted will work well in the snow... (rubber soles) Do you work in a warm building? Cooler in the summer? Do you live in a modern home with electricity, generated from the evil dams? Running water? Modern plumbing? City sewer? Ever go on a vacation by plane?

Do you see where I am going with this? It seems Mr. Higgins you are as guilty as we are! Until we have a better system, oil, coal and hydro power is here for us to use.


barracuda 3 days, 10 hours ago on Letter - A real-life socialist has appeared on the scene

I know what to believe in regards to Bernie Sanders. Very little research can show a lot. I will go with the majority on this one. And, if he would ever get the Democratic nomination, he will have to go public with his stance and views. Until then, the media will just lob him softball questions and let his answers slide.

I honestly asked my question to see why Newinww is defending and explaining Bernie's own words and stance.

But it is obvious that it is more fun to belittle and besmirch then to answer a honest question. Lately the zingers and verbal darts on this site is amazing.


barracuda 1 week, 1 day ago on Letter - A real-life socialist has appeared on the scene

Can you please enlighten us to what you believe he is?

Because, I can find several differing versions of what he said... And what others believe he means etc. And it seems (at times) the two can easily go hand in hand.....


barracuda 1 week, 3 days ago on Letter - You have to work to achieve peace

It is interesting to remember just who was in office and what their stance and how they voted... And now how they are trying to retract that vote.... Interesting facts sometimes are just annoying facts!

1st) "Then-senators Biden and Kerry joined Clinton in voting in favor of the war resolution."

2nd) "Charles Schumer said yes. So did Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California. Heck, even Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada voted for the resolution."

3rd) ...."Therefore, subsequent claims by Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Joe Biden, Harry Reid and other leading Democratic supporters of the war that they were unaware of the likely consequences of the invasion are completely false".

4th) Dems who voted for the war: Bayh (D-IN) Biden (D-DE) Breaux (D-LA) Cantwell (D-WA) Carnahan (D-MO) Carper (D-DE) Cleland (D-GA) Clinton (D-NY ) Daschle (D-SD) Dodd (D-CT) Dorgan (D-ND) Edwards (D-NC ) Feinstein (D-CA) Harkin (D-IA) Hollings (D-SC) Johnson (D-SD) Kerry (D-MA) Kohl (D-WI) Landrieu (D-LA) Lieberman (D-CT) Lincoln (D-AR) Miller (D-GA) Nelson (D-FL) Nelson (D-NE) Reid (D-NV) Rockefeller (D-WV) Schumer (D-NY) Torricelli (D-NJ)

6th) If all of the offending "yea" senators had access to all of the same intelligence that President Bush had. And yet they voted to invade and start war, Why is it ok for them to have made a mistake on the voting of the war... and we are expected to be ok with that "new" stance? But not ok to accept the concept that Bush might have made a mistaken reference to the intelligence on the invasion?....

And... and please refresh your memory on the elegant speech of Senator John Kerry in front of the senate denouncing wars and anyone who is in the administration inflicting of any war...... There are rumors are Kerry and/or Biden might run again in 2016.....


barracuda 2 weeks, 6 days ago on Weedery push to open called ‘craven effort’

My take on this subject?

Procrastination on Mr. Crew's part does not make it a emergency to the City.

He will have to go through the same process as every one else........