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What presidential candidate would be most beneficial to the climbing community and land access?


Quinn Baker · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2016 · Points: 0
DesertRat wrote:Not sure it's been mentioned in the maelstrom of comments before this, but Sanders has not only made the video aiming at climbers, but has had his wife visit Oak Flat (Queen Creek), one of the areas here in AZ that the Access Fund is fighting for right now. Bernie is holding a rally in Flagstaff today. nativenewsonline.net/curren…
Look at you, actually posting about the original topic!
Bill Kirby · · Baltimore Maryland · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 480
Scott McMahon wrote: I look at things like this when I think about corporate social responsibility. You look at major companies whose externalities leave a heavy footprint on our environment. sure they make billions and their kids kids are rich, but what is their legacy? Can't spend money on "the road" LOL
The right's answer to that would be that there will be technology to reverse the damage done. Remember these are the same guys that didn't see a problem with sub prime.

The rich will do just fine when the world ends. I've seen some and done some insane prep. Funny part is the plan involves everyone from the community doing their part to survive. Kinda like communist.. What I mean!
Todd Graham · · Sierra Eastside, CA · Joined Sep 2015 · Points: 380

Typical campus fascism:

"Last year, for example, the University of Colorado Boulder proudly launched an on-campus spying campaign that encourages students to report incidents of “bias” to government officials at the school. The extensive online “bias” reporting mechanism solicits nearly two dozen pieces of information about perpetrators of “bias” including their names, addresses, phone numbers and student ID numbers. The point of the “Bias Incident Reporting” scheme is to make the taxpayer-funded University of Colorado campus free of “demeaning and hurtful statements.”

To advertise the taxpayer-funded scheme, University of Colorado officials paid for posters featuring demeaning and hurtful statements that denigrate various cultures and ethnic groups. “Go back to Africa, you don’t belong here,” one school-funded poster reads. “Your mom must be the janitor ’cause that’s the only job for dirty Mexicans,” declares another. Except for the “Bias Motivated Incident” poster campaign, there appears to be no evidence that anyone on the CU Boulder campus has ever said these things."

Mike Lane · · Centennial, CO · Joined Jan 2006 · Points: 905
Hell yes!
Screw politics. Im dedicating my internet time to making this happen.
Todd Graham · · Sierra Eastside, CA · Joined Sep 2015 · Points: 380

Mike ... exactly.

Also... need a live actor version of South Park.

Tony B · · Around Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 23,205
ScoJo wrote:Many of you may find this interesting: worldhappiness.report/ Article on the report: nytimes.com/2016/03/17/worl…;smtyp=cur Denmark was found to be the happiest country. The last paragraph of the article read: '“The libertarian argument that economic freedom should be championed above all other values decisively fails the happiness test: There is no evidence that economic freedom per se is a major direct contributor of human well-being above and beyond what it might contribute towards per-capita income and employment,” Dr. Sachs wrote. “Individual freedom matters for happiness, but among many objectives and values, not to the exclusion of those other considerations.”'
Strange...
As far as I know, the Libs advocate for both, and economic freedom (IE: property rights) are often hinged to personal freedom, endemically.
As well, the quote seems to admit/imply some benefits of economic freedom ('per-capita income and employment') that are contributors...

And....
"From 2005 to 2015, Greece saw the largest drop in happiness of any country, a reflection of the economic crisis that began there in 2007."

Greece has all kindsa public benefits... that it can't afford to make the Germans pay for any more.
So there's that end of how these things play out when you charge up the ole' government credit cards to gain personal largess.
Todd Graham · · Sierra Eastside, CA · Joined Sep 2015 · Points: 380

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Bill Kirby · · Baltimore Maryland · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 480
Todd Graham wrote:
Didn't realize you read Investors Business Daily.
Todd Graham · · Sierra Eastside, CA · Joined Sep 2015 · Points: 380

IBD ... the best. On the web ... Powerline, HotAir, RealClearPolitics, Drudge, Instapundit, Weasel Zippers, and Volokh Conspiracy.

Bill Kirby · · Baltimore Maryland · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 480

The others don't surprise me. I've been reading what you write.

Are you a trader? Financial advisor?

Todd Graham · · Sierra Eastside, CA · Joined Sep 2015 · Points: 380

Bill ... no ... but I have been reading IBD for years. Best opinion page around.

Scott McMahon · · Boulder, CO · Joined Feb 2006 · Points: 1,425
Todd Graham wrote:Typical campus fascism: "Last year, for example, the University of Colorado Boulder proudly launched an on-campus spying campaign that encourages students to report incidents of “bias” to government officials at the school. The extensive online “bias” reporting mechanism solicits nearly two dozen pieces of information about perpetrators of “bias” including their names, addresses, phone numbers and student ID numbers. The point of the “Bias Incident Reporting” scheme is to make the taxpayer-funded University of Colorado campus free of “demeaning and hurtful statements.” To advertise the taxpayer-funded scheme, University of Colorado officials paid for posters featuring demeaning and hurtful statements that denigrate various cultures and ethnic groups. “Go back to Africa, you don’t belong here,” one school-funded poster reads. “Your mom must be the janitor ’cause that’s the only job for dirty Mexicans,” declares another. Except for the “Bias Motivated Incident” poster campaign, there appears to be no evidence that anyone on the CU Boulder campus has ever said these things."
I remember that. There was some nasty KKK shit written in one of the campus bathrooms a few weeks ago that made some light news, but it's 20 year old frat boys. Most likely with a general studies major. haha
Mason Lemar · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2016 · Points: 0

Trump will build us a nice new wall to climb so I vote him

ubu · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2009 · Points: 0
Todd Graham wrote:IBD ... the best. On the web ... Powerline, HotAir, RealClearPolitics, Drudge, Instapundit, Weasel Zippers, and Volokh Conspiracy.
All of which are about 1/4 step away from infowars . com.
Mike Lane · · Centennial, CO · Joined Jan 2006 · Points: 905
Altered Ego · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2008 · Points: 0

Mike or Tony,

Either of you care to respond to my question on page 33?

Todd Graham · · Sierra Eastside, CA · Joined Sep 2015 · Points: 380

Hillary should be in a bright orange jumpsuit ... from Powerline this morning:

A reader writes to comment on part 16 of this series. I think that his message may advance the analysis for readers following the saga of the Clinton private email server used for her official business as Secretary of State:

I am a retired Foreign Service Specialist who served as an Information Management Specialist. I worked on all Department communications systems. This whole thing with Hillary is proof that the DNC has completely destroyed the integrity of every government agency and politicized everything. Remember too that numerous Obama appointees have been caught at DoJ, the IRS and in the White House using private emails as well – this is a systemic problem from the top down; the government headed by Obama tried to shield its activities from FOIA, official systems and the American people. Nixon was a piker compared to this crew.

So now Hillary was using “private” BlackBerry phones [instead of] the Department’s official BlackBerry phones…The BlackBerrys used by the DoS reside on commercial BlackBerry networks, although the Department has its own servers. Those servers are regionally located for each of the five bureaus and Washington, D.C. Regional Information Management Centers (RIMCs) are where these systems reside.

In the final leg of my long career in government service, spanning a career with the Army, jobs with the EPA, VA, USMC/Navy, DoD-Army and the Department of State, I was a BlackBerry admin for the Department in South America and was an actual foreign service specialist doing information management work on all the systems Hillary (her team included) used. Many of us in the Department questioned why HRC22 was showing up in emails from the Secretary of State. We were told to drop it. In the Department of State those in management or supervisory positions frequently flout the rules for the rank and file employees; that is life in the Foreign Service.

At the Department of State, anyone who even leaves a classified document on his desk overnight is given a security violation; two or more mean reassignment to Washington, D.C., without a chance of promotion for five years. In the Department of Defense if an officer has a security violation, he rarely ever sees a promotion ever again and is forced out. The standard for a violation is not actual or accidental disclosure, but rather MISHANDLING of Classified information. To top it all off, nothing at the Department of State is classified below S-E-N-S-I-T-I-V-E-B-U-T_U-N-C-L-A-S-S-I-F-I-E-D and therefore not allowed on private systems or Gmail, Yahoo, Live Email addresses.

Hillary should be in jail, not roaming free, along with her entire entourage. However, in today’s DNC controlled America Hillary is the presidential contender to increase our vulnerabilities well into the future.

Will the nation survive? Should the DNC even have her as a candidate is the question I keep asking myself, but then with the complicity of the RNC (why I now support Trump because he will prosecute her) she is not only free but possibly will be the next president.

How can anyone ever again be prosecuted for mishandling classified information?

Mike Lane · · Centennial, CO · Joined Jan 2006 · Points: 905
Long Duk Dong wrote:Mike or Tony, Either of you care to respond to my question on page 33?
Ok.http://stat-and-ancap.tumblr.com/post/129006095046/anarcho-syndicalists-like-noam-chomsky-claim-to-be
Mike Lane · · Centennial, CO · Joined Jan 2006 · Points: 905
Todd Graham · · Sierra Eastside, CA · Joined Sep 2015 · Points: 380

Support trump? Are you kidding me?

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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