EvanRavitz

EvanRavitz

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4 days ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Carah Wertheimer: What... · 3 replies · +14 points

Great letter. Here are my guesses as to why:
1. They hope to clear out the homeless by redecorating. And temporarily, as a construction area, it will work. But as you say it hardly fixes homelessness.
2. The City Council and the bureaucracy wants their names on a plaque for big shiny new things.
3. Redecoration is a big distraction from the real problems you cite. The City Council "Chambers" room has been expensively at least 4 times in my 35 yrs in Boulder. Still no improvement in what comes out of it.

1 week ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Nationwide demand slow... · 0 replies · +2 points

"As long as everyone is video-ing everyone else, justice will be done!" -Marge Simpson

3 weeks ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Boulder County officia... · 0 replies · +1 points

These greedy sheriffs know that traffic deaths are way down since legalization: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2... They know that medical marijuana states have 9% less fatalities -likely because they also have 5% less drinking: http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/newsroom/newsreleas... They know that medical marijuana states have 10% less suicides: http://www.medicaldaily.com/medical-marijuana-cut... And they know that homicide and crime in general is down in medical marijuana states: http://reason.com/blog/2014/03/27/more-pot-less-c...

The inescapable conclusion is that these sheriffs are very angry that crime and mayhem are decreasing, not to mention court dates, fines, prison populations, etc. Their business is threatened. This could be one reason for the recent apparent increase in violence by police: they have to CAUSE crime, which is their bread and butter.

Waste your money, tin badges. The people have spoken and voted. Ballot initiatives literally rule: unlike laws, the Governor CAN'T veto them! All power to the people and the peaceful.

4 weeks ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Mark Beckner opens up ... · 0 replies · +2 points

I participated in the Reddit questioning, and my post is there at the adr the Camera gives: http://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comme...
I agree with you that the DAs are all suppressing justice.

5 weeks ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Fossil fuel divestment... · 1 reply · 0 points

Even if you love pollution, asthma, droughts, fires, floods, etc. it's stupid to invest in fossil fuels because you'll LOSE MONEY: http://fortune.com/2015/01/09/energy-companies-ma... Even though the price of oil DOESN'T effect coal (burned for different purposes entirely) the 3 top US coal companies all lost hundreds of millions in 2014.

5 weeks ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Gnome liberation movem... · 0 replies · +7 points

What? No mention of Noam Chomsky? http://www.justsaygnome.net/noam-chomsky-introduc...

7 weeks ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Peter Richards: Is \'C... · 0 replies · +1 points

Bureaucrats LOVE regularity, and usually try to impose it, including where inappropriate, as here. It makes them feel safe to hide behind "everyone else is doing it." University Ave was always safe and low-speed, with no need for changes. Peter points out many reasons the "protected" path is NOT good for THIS street. The Master Planners, who only drive, can't leave anything alone, to justify their existence.

7 weeks ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Pot use doubles crash ... · 0 replies · +2 points

Highly suspicious that ALL reported was negative. How about the large-scale stats showing that Medical Marijuana states have 9% less traffic fatalities, a study at DU? http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/newsroom/newsreleas... Or 10% less suicide in MM states: http://www.medicaldaily.com/medical-marijuana-cut... The Camera didn't remind us that this is from the scandalous CDPHE: http://www.mydenverduilawyer.com/2013/06/13/syste...

Our money is being used to try to bring back the drug war, to benefit the prison/cop/"justice" complex.

9 weeks ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Ann Haebig: Better inf... · 0 replies · +2 points

Part of the apparent success of "alternate modes" here is pure PR: The "Modal Shift Study" AKA "diary study" is partly self-selected and completely self-reported, unlike peer cities which count actual bikers, walkers, etc. And the study defines a walk trip as anything over a block! So, as people have to park further away from their destinations, it APPEARS that walking is increasing. But that's mostly walking to and from cars, not real pedestrianism -except near Pearl St and Uni Hill. If you stand on Broadway and count cars vs bikes and peds on the multiuse paths, you'd see FAR different numbers.

That's why Boulder is so congested and has been in violation of ozone and particulate standards for DECADES.

Helsinki's on-call microbus service is a FAR better idea than Boulder's 43-passenger 32,000 lb. local buses running mostly empty except the SKIP and HOP: http://grist.org/list/in-10-years-no-one-in-helsi...

9 weeks ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Boulder planners: No n... · 0 replies · +3 points

How about housing for all the environmentally-minded students who don't own cars? (Environmental Studies is one of the most popular majors.) Because parking lots are designed with at least 200 square feet per car (to include access) it means that students with cars take TWICE the space of those without. That means rent can be considerably cheaper and/or there can be more green space. But Boulder wants rich kids with cars to pump up the economy more than it wants to take care of our town, country and planet.