Slated For Destruction

The progressive City of Boulder, Colorado and the University of Colorado plan to destroy all of this soon.

But to compensate, they will save the global climate by building lots of giant bird choppers.

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18 Responses to Slated For Destruction

  1. MrGrimnasty says:

    It’s a perfect example of the insanity of prioritising imaginary dangerous climate change over habitat destruction. If there’s no viable habitat for wildlife, what the hell does the state of the climate matter?

  2. MeMyselfAndI says:

    How many wind turbines are needed to power Boulder on a calm day?

    I own 80 acres of wetlands, but various governmental agencies control it. I’m required to pay property taxes, but I am not allowed to build anything without a permit (which isn’t likely to be granted). Unlike cropland where farmers are paid not to grow something, I have to pay for the privilege of not using my land for anything other than hiking or hunting. I knew that when I bought it, but it does seem a little ridiculous.

    • paul courtney says:

      Me etc: The 3 of you should try a little experiment- apply for a permit for wind turbines or solar panels, see if approved. Then apply for a permit to build something useful and see what happens. Of course, don’t actually plan to build anything, just an experiment. Just the permits will be expensive I’m sure, but getting a grant for the first one should be easy.

      I wish this was sarcasm.

  3. annieoakley says:

    The EPA used to stop any wetland development immediately.

    • JTW says:

      Aaaah, but this time it is not development, it’s “saving the planet through green energy generation”.
      Wind turbines are “good for the environment” so they can’t be bad for the land they’re placed on, by definition.

      Welcome to the world of the millenial greenie zealot.

      It’s no different from them thinking electric cars that are incredibly polluting to produce and have highly inefficient engines that require more energy to run for less distance than petrol powered cars are “good for the environment” because they don’t have a tailpipe emitting plant food.

  4. Jdh says:

    Boulder used to be a really great place to live. I lived there in the late 70’s. But honestly, it’s a mess now. The cost of living and quality of life keeps me away. The traffic is horrifying. Boulder went from hippies to billionaires and debt serfs in less than twenty years. Big money and big politics. I choose to live down the road a bit with my working class neighbors. Sadly, Boulder is well on its way to being a has-been. Time to flee, Tony, cause you can’t stop it.

    • rah says:

      He may not stop it but you can’t say he hasn’t given his best effort to try. It is a shame. But!
      The other day Tony had a post that mentioned the actor Jeff Daniels. At that time I said I thought that the man would have learned something from the roles he played. Here is what I believe to be one his greatest performances. From the movie Gettysburg.
      The situation is that Lt. Col. Chamberlain played by Daniels, is in command of the 20th Main regiment. The Maine 2nd regiment which has seen heavy combat during the war and suffered severe losses has been disbanded as a large proportion of the soldiers that signed up for only 1 year service have gone home. But some of the men had signed up for 2 years and they want to go home too and refuse to serve any more. The Union Army commander, Gen. Meade, new to command trying to deal with Lee’s 2nd invasion of the north, does not have time to deal with the problem and so has the mutineers sent to the 20th Maine and Chamberlain has to deal with it. The mutineers have arrived at the location of the 20th Maine as they are preparing to move out to march north with the rest of the 1st Division of the 5th Corp, of the Army of the Potomac.

      Chamberlain, formerly a professor of rhetoric and revealed religion at Bowdoin College in Maine, had learned to be a very effective orator even though earlier in life he had a speech impediment. He would go on to earn the MOH anchoring the Union left flank on Little Round Top at Gettysburg. He would rise to the rank of Maj. General before the war was over and Grant selected Chamberlain to be the General in Charge of receiving the surrender of Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox. He would serve multiple terms as Governor of Maine. “There is always more land”.

      • Johansen says:

        The story of Chamberlain – his resourcefulness/quick thinking at Little Round Top – is told in the Army’s leadership manual. Just read about him the other day actually…

        • rah says:

          Many remarkable men and women from both sides had significant roles in our civil war and many of them were at Gettysburg. William Oates, the confederate commander that lead his 15th Alabama and part of the 47th Alabama in the repeated attacks on Chamberlain and the 20th Maine on Round Top was also a remarkable man.

          I have visited the field 5 times, each visit lasting three days or more, and will go back again. Been all over the town and fields with references in hand doing my best to reconstruct all the many various actions. Dozens of times I have been standing at a spot studying a particular action and had a person or people come up to me and ask something like “What happened here?” It is one of those things which one finds that the more they learn, the more there is to learn.

          Most people visit the park and try to take it in during a single day. Impossible to even scratch the surface in a single day even if you get one of the certified guides and have familiarized yourself with the battle through general references before the visit, which of course relatively few people do.

          That action on the south slope of little round top on the afternoon of the 2nd day is perhaps one of the most famous of the battle but the fact is that there were many other actions which were just as remarkable and in some cases just as important to the outcome of the three day battle.

          Anyway I would suggest for the casual reader of the civil war not a history book or set, but a trilogy of novels. I have both the hard copies and the audio versions. Historically accurate, it does a better job capturing the essence than any history I have found.

          • Johansen says:

            Okay, thanks for the link. I’ve got a few books to finish first, but it’s in the shopping cart…
            The Civil War is pretty hard to take in. A tragedy, really. Powerful artillery on the one hand, and absolutely no body armor or facial protection on the other hand. It must have been a real mess.
            From the So. perspective, they were being invaded and burned to the ground for doing nothing wrong. Those slave ships were built in the North, the so called “slavery triangle” involved the North, and the North didn’t even consider slaves as counting as “2/3rds” under apportionment. From my 21st century perspective, there was no reason for the death of over 1/2 million men, and the complete destruction of private property in the So.
            But, I guess it was the only way to end a disgusting institution.

        • rah says:

          BTW. Every class at West Point makes a trip to Gettysburg to learn about the battle and military leadership. Such trips are not just limited to the commissioned officers either. When I attended that Special Forces Advanced Noncommissioned Officers course at Ft. Bragg, we made a trip to study the Revolutionary war battle at Guilford Courthouse.

  5. rah says:

    I hope each American will take the time on Monday to recognize what Memorial Day is all about. The tremendous sacrifice of life required to found and maintain this great nation of ours and the bounty of liberties we and others have enjoyed from that legacy.

  6. Disillusioned says:

    They should have all those energy-inefficient bird killers built just in time for the AMO cycle to drop into the negative, the beginning of a three-decade long cooling.

    Leftists clearly have the inability to think critically, which is why I really didn’t fit in and had to exit their pack mentality (albeit two decades too late).

  7. GW Smith says:

    How sadly ironic.

  8. rah says:

    Take a trip on an Angel Flight. Always makes my eyes water.

  9. Liam says:

    The CO2 climate changers are no different to those people who, in the 1600s to 1800s believed sickness like cholera and typhoid came from “miasma”, foul smelling odours in the air. This has happily been disproved by doctors. Little has changed, except that now it is CO2 that is being claimed, since the 1970s, to be the cause of everything so called scientists call Anthropomorphic Climate Change. The most valuable to humans gas, without which the rabid vegans would not get their green vegetables, is now on the hit list of these incredibly stupid loud mouths. They ignore the fact that during the last Ice Age, CO2 levels were four times what they are today. Universities are letting down the Worlds populations and should be bought under control!

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