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Re: “To save wildlife, humans better start sharing

Stephen ~ Your essay deserves to be plastered on the front page of every newspaper, on every online social media site, in every school. In short, everywhere. Not only in America but worldwide. I am so glad that you listed climate change last, because that is not what is destroying the planet's species. My only concern is that your essay is really an epitaph for wildlife, not a call to action. Sigh.

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Posted by Jean on 04/13/2017 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Sometimes environmentalism starts with a doggie baggie

Thank you for writing this article, Lucia. The self-entitlement of so many dog owners is appalling.


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Posted by Jean on 03/30/2017 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Home spree

Good column, Dan. Spot on!

You have just described all the problems we have in Santa Cruz, CA. Only multiply your Missoula numbers by 4 or 5.

Someone asked "what's the solution?" There is none, alas. Not until people stop using houses as investments, wanting to sell the house for more than they bought it and getting every last penny they can get.

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Posted by Jean on 09/08/2016 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Go Fourth

Baloney. Fireworks pollute the air, scare the bejeezus out of dogs, create anxiety in veterans with PTSD, and leave toxic residue all over the landscape. Freedom? How about we accept that their are responsibilities as well as rights in being an American citizen.

Find some other way to celebrate freedom! Parades, parties, dancing ... even drinking (at home, not anywhere requiring driving).

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Posted by Jean on 06/23/2016 at 9:35 PM

Re: “Power to the pedal

Bicycling most certainly is transportation by mechanized vehicle. I like the way the bike boys think they can change the meaning of words by...changing the meaning of words.

Mountain biking is not environmentally benign.

The Wilderness Act was passed for future generations, so it matter not whether it is a biblical times edict.

Lifting quotes from Frank Church and Morris Udall to fit the agenda of recreational mountain bike speedsters is reprehensible.

"Sustainable" is nothing more than a buzzword for this organization, lifted from the basket of rhetoric.

The real reason "Most bicyclists leave the wilderness at dusk and don't camp" is that they speed through a Wilderness area as fast as humanly possible on their mechanized transport vehicle.

Finally, mountain bicyclists want only one thing. Everything.

You don't get to have your way, so got pound sand.

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Posted by Jean on 04/07/2016 at 8:26 PM

Re: “An Atheist's Holiday

Thanks, Ednor! You spoke eloquently, simply, artistically, and exactly -- for me. Every bit of your essay is my history (I'm 70). Every bit, including in the joy this atheist shared with her young daughter when we set out cookies and milk for Santa Claus. You said "I like joining in the holiday spirit because it's a shared feeling that makes our connections just a little bit tighter." Joy to the world indeed.

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Posted by Jean on 12/17/2015 at 2:18 PM

Re: “All aboard

Thanks for this, Forrest. My husband and I stopped flying in 2006. We live on the west coast and we travel long distance only by Amtrak. We have been to Seattle, Salem, Denver, Fairfield (Iowa), Albuquerque, Austin, Norman (Oklahoma), and Massachusetts -- all trips to see family. We will not ever fly again. I'm tempted to make White Russians tomorrow night, to honor E.M. Frimbo. Maybe we'll just do with gin & tonic...Frimbo won't mind and would find our toast and our train travels to his liking.

Posted by Jean on 11/13/2015 at 9:19 PM

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