EvanRavitz

EvanRavitz

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2 days ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Stuart J. Hartman: In ... · 1 reply · +3 points

I bet it's kind of like when Boulder in the early 80s banned my tightrope show on Pearl St., and repeatedly arrested mime David Shiner -who went on to fame as the main Ringmaster of Cirque du Soleil, had his own show on Broadway, etc. They (the businessmen who pressured the City) were so afraid of hippies they shot themselves in the foot and Mall revenues decreased. Their greed finally trumped their hatred, but it took years. Details: http://spryeye.blogspot.com/2009/02/why-ive-devot...

6 days ago @ Daily Camera.com: - David S. Wood: Vote fo... · 4 replies · -2 points

Udall may well be the lesser evil but he is NO environmentalist. He approves of fracking, offshore drilling, free CO2 pollution permits for coal plants and increased subsidies for nukes. See the mainstream media stories linked at: http://spryeye.blogspot.com/2009/12/my-sen-mark-u...

6 days ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Ken Bonetti: Don\'t Fa... · 0 replies · +2 points

"Fast-tracking" used to be called "railroading," as in smashing thru obstacles, like democracy, transparency and debate. They only do this because they have to, to get this atrocity through without every representative losing their seat at the next election. This is NAFTA on steroids, the NAFTA that shipped millions of US jobs overseas, and forced some 10 million Mexican small farmers and their families out of business and to the slums or here, or into drug/gang/kidnapping for a living. Colorado's bigtime "Democrat" politicians were very instrumental in NAFTA.

1 week ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Natural gas leak force... · 0 replies · -5 points

The biggest danger expected when "the big one" earthquake hits LA area is from fires caused by natural gas pipe breaks, exacerbated by electric line breaks sparking. BOTH are important reasons to get off centralized power, which not only endangers lives in such disasters, but corrupts politicians and slows the transition to clean, decentralized power.

1 week ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Boulder approves \'com... · 0 replies · -6 points

The Pearl St. Mall meant losing about 240 parking spots. Poor Don. 4 blocks where he can't burn fossil fuel like there's no tomorrow.

1 week ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Boulder agrees to pay ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hmm. I wonder if this is deja vu all over again. In the 90s a CU cop PURPOSELY ran his car into the back of a bicycle ON THE CREEK PATH at night (the biker was apparently racing along in his own world in headphones and even ignored the headlights.) Another cyclist was heading South on 11th on the bike lane, with a Boulder cop driving parallel. He said he coasted to see if the cop was turning right onto Walnut, but it had no turn signal on, so he proceeded straight. At the last second the cop DID turn right, hit the cyclist and kept going -over the bike wheel and continued over the biker's leg. The biker didn't sue because he was headed for the Himalayas, to get away from it all. The photo of the crushed bike made the front page of the long defunct Boulder free weekly whose name escapes me now.

14 weeks ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Kickstarter campaign u... · 0 replies · +3 points

Please, folks, the funding campaign needs help now: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1628890675/r... If they don't raise the $75,000 in 18 days, everyone gets their money back -and the film-makers can start again. Micah did have a hidden heart defect, but his body showed he'd been injured on his run. I knew him well from several seasons we spent in Guatemala together in the 80s, he running and I biking around Lake Atitlan (we both guided in Mexico's Copper Canyon too.) He fell off cliffs and injured himself seriously at least once in the 80s and once in the 90s. I bet that happened on his running shortcut. He was found sitting half in a creek, so I bet he stopped there to recover, but never got up. Here's the best story about him I've seen: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/21/sports/caballo-...

15 weeks ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Boulder may be on the ... · 1 reply · +2 points

Don't worry: the "carmageddon" that Boulder's Transportation Division predicts in a decade or so (if I recall) will "drive" people to the next place. Yes, they predict "Service Level D" in many parts of town. As I told Council last fall, you just can't cram more 1/4-full cars and 1/7 full buses onto Boulder's narrow roads. See http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-11725-after-... It's like we said as kids: "You can't put 10 pounds of crap in a 5 pound bag." Unless they can REALLY get people on bikes and ebikes for around-town solo trips, congestion and pollution will overwhelm Boulder. Bikes are always full, and take up 1/10 the space of cars.

16 weeks ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Adam Hurter: Consumers... · 0 replies · +1 points

I've smoked pot with thousands of people since the '60s. Probably hundreds had to stop because they overdid it, along with other things having addictive personalities. ONLY ONE had lasting bad effects. He moved to Switzerland where he smoked lots of good hash. In his own words, "One day I just never came down." He spent over a decade in a mental institution and called me at 3AM on a Sunday morning to tell me excitedly that he was getting out and was going to work driving a tractor.

Meanwhile, hundreds of friends died of alcohol poisoning, car accidents caused by alcohol and violence fueled by alcohol. People need some perspective.

16 weeks ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Boulder councilman, me... · 2 replies · +8 points

You've over-C'ed your P, Don.