EvanRavitz

EvanRavitz

93p

1,582 comments posted · 2 followers · following 0

1 day ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Ken Bonetti: TPP is ab... · 0 replies · +1 points

IF this or NAFTA were about "free trade" they could be written as simply as, "All trade tariffs will be reduced by 10% of their present level per year until they are zero." But both are THOUSANDS of pages of special deals and over-rides of existing laws, including Article 27 of Mexico's Constitution in the case of NAFTA. That's why the Zapatatistas revolted in Mexico on the first day of NAFTA, Jan 1, 1994, saying it was a "death sentence for the poor."

1 day ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Ken Bonetti: TPP is ab... · 0 replies · +2 points

IF this or NAFTA were about "free trade" they could be written as simply as, "All trade tariffs will be reduced by 10% of their present level per year until they are zero." But both are THOUSANDS of pages of special deals and over-rides of existing laws, including Article 27 of Mexico's Constitution in the case of NAFTA. That's why the Zapatatistas revolted in Mexico on the first day of NAFTA, Jan 1, 1994, saying it was a "death sentence for the poor."

2 days ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Paul Silverman: Voting... · 0 replies · 0 points

The "representative" part is really "misrepresentative." That's why Congress recently had an 8% approval rating. The "democratic" part -ballot initiatives- is how Colorado got, among other things in the last 20 yrs: the country's first legalized marijuana (Amendment 64), the country's strongest ban on lobbyists giving politicians "gifts" (41), the country's first Renewable Energy Mandate (37), campaign finance reform (27), increased K-12 funding (23), Background Checks for buyers at Gun Shows (22), Medical Marijuana (20), cleaner hog farms (14) and Term Limits (12).

You obviously don't know much about our forefathers. For example:

"The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government." -Washington

“Each generation has a right to choose for itself the form of government it believes most promotive of its happiness.” -Jefferson

“The People were, in fact, the fountain of all power, and by resorting to them, all difficulties were got over. They could alter constitutions as they pleased.” -Madison

“What I want is to get done what the People would have me do. The problem for me is how to find out what that is exactly.” -Lincoln

It's too bad you associate with wolves. Most of us are people, with compassion for other people. Nobody has ever been eaten or imprisoned by ballot initiative. "Representative" government imprisoned some 110,000 Japanese-Americans in concentration camps during WWII, hundreds of Communists and their friends who wouldn't name them (including some of the best in the entertainment industry) during the McCarthy era, and millions for smoking pot, for 77 years so far.

Pay attention to facts instead of old dead theories written by the wolves eating our future.

"

2 weeks ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Kristen Marshall: Stop... · 0 replies · +2 points

Stop planting lawns you don't need. Get low-flo toilets, showers and faucets. In general, stop sucking so much.

2 weeks ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Trade causes tension a... · 0 replies · +4 points

CAMERA: WHO stacked the panel unfairly? Polis??

IF the TPP were really about "free trade" it could be as short as: "All trade tariffs and duties will be reduced by 10% of the original per year until after 10 years they are zero." We don't really know how long it is because it's secret (even from most of Congress) but NAFTA is about 2000 pages of special industry deals, over-rides of labor and environmental laws, and even the gutting of Article 27 of Mexico's Constitution -which was a main cause of the Zapatista revolution.

It's another example of "government against the people" and I'm surprised that Polis still is considering supporting it -and even the "fast track" railroading of it thru Congress without real debate or any transparency. As moabite says above, it's fascism, which Mussolini said should really be called corporatism.

3 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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

6 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.

7 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.

8 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.