If it weren't for the Artists breathing new life into the empty shell of Bisbee then it probably would have been bulldozed from falling apart. As long as this is the USA everyone is a local that chooses to be. If you want to be technical no white person could claim Bisbee as theirs because the native Americans lived there for thousands of years before we stole it from them. So there!!!
My wife and I have visited the place 3 times since 2005. I will be happy to give anyone information on the area. My email is email@example.com
Great article!! So excited to see TFW blooming!
Well I have read through the American Planning Association meeting in Denver. The Poppers got clobbered. I am enjoying the book as a narrative. I have liked the idea of buffalo for years. It is obvious to me that the number one enemy of the plains has been and still is the mouldboard plow. Grass can have five or more feet of roots. If I cut a mans head off and turned it upside down and replaced it he would not do well. Damage done(whole area of the short grass prairie the Poppers are talking about), now enter Don Quixote in the form of the Yeoman's plow and cultivation technique. It is a range rehabilitating plow 2nd to none(except the John Deere 2100 clone). Without Savory cellular grazing, Buffalo, or any animal input acreage can be converted to grasslands, with soil, worms etc in 3 to 5 years. After that it needs little care. It works by deeply infiltrating all rain and using it to grow roots and soil. Not for crops, it's for pasture or prairie. But as soon as the price goes up people plant wheat. Commons are a good idea but even when the Native American claims to huge areas of land stolen from them in the 1800s in the Dakotas were substantiated the action to remove people and give the land back stalled. Private ownership rules in the US.
So I'll see what the Poppers find in Oklahoma next. I found a copy of Cadillac Desert at the library sale. I am not familiar with the Sagebrush Rebellion, I will read about that. I liked your Corvette photos, I had a 55 Chev w/327 dual AFB's, very quick in 1964. See ya, have fun.
Our group , The Street minstrels ,had the privilege of being hired by Ms Ronstadt at a fund-raising function for a local ballet group at Hacienda del Sol some eight years ago . She wanted young people to experience acoustic music , without amplification so they would feel the music in a different way than they were used to . What an honor and privilege to play for her and her guests . She is an American musical treasure . Ms Ronstandt , i was saddened to hear about your vocal situation , and want to thank you a million times for all the great, eclectic music you have provided the world through the years.
Hearing " Long , Long Time" still makes me tear up .
I wish you and your family well .
The Poppers are naive, Steve. Certainly about the change they contemplate within a reasonable time period. However, sometimes the Don Quixote charge is THE thing. In politics, one extreme balances the other. Doing the Popper thing may offset Sagebrush Rebellion efforts, revived in many state legislatures.
I got it. Condition is excellent. I have read 30 pages. Having a degree in Geography from the 70's I knew that dictating land use policy is almost impossible in the US. The Poppers seem a little naive. Unmentioned so far is the problem of Brucelosis which infects many buffalo and scares the hell out of ranchers considering them. More comments as I read. Here is a link to Savory's talk I refered to: http://www.ted.com/talks/allan_savory_how_to_green_the_world_s_deserts_and_reverse_climate_change.html
A used copy is on the way Steve. You should have it this coming Saturday. Let me know what you think and if the condition is okay.
2809 E Stratford Dr. 85716 Thanks, Steve Hope to dialogue again. I am an environmentalist on a zero budget.
What is your mailing address? I will have Amazon send to book to you.
Thank you, I cannot afford to buy the book. What is your opinion please? Thanks Steve
The electronic fence was destroyed by the Republicans of this state. They are against everything that would help to improve illegals crossing the border. Jan Brewer and other Republicans would prefer to continue to say nothing is being done. then really trying to resolve the problem.
Read a book titled Where the Buffalo Roam: Restoring America's Great Plains. Here is a link to Amazon's information about the book:
That's the answer for the best solution. More livestock is no solution.
Mr. Small, what is the solution to restoring the short grass prarie with its benefits for storing huge amounts of carbon and reversing global warming? Mr. Savory thinks we need some grazing and trampling and peeing and crapping animals to balance the ecosystem. Thanks
I am a staunch Dem but am ready for some change at the city. I am concerned, however, that Ben's agenda will be all about helping his pals in the business community to the detriment of the residential taxpayers. I would like him to address this. Specificially how can city codes be strengthened to support homeowners who keep up their properties while adjacent properties look like the landfill and after more than a year of frequent complaints to codes enforcement, the inspectors pussyfoot around and trash and garbage continue to accumulate at these hoarders' properties.
The TEP website has not been updated to correctly inform the public of the gist even of the 'settlement' nor the face that a report might already be available or will be mid year next about what it would be like if drastically reduced consumption didn't effect there investor return.
Among the gem's actually reading the approved order reveals is that on average the 'fixed costs' are $55 a month- that's before we actually get any energy from them that we owe them that, is the argument. I just don't get this argument, and the judge appears ready to say that's because I don't understand the facts. I think I do.
I think the increase in the price of efficiently generated and distributed power to homes is shocking. It is around or well beyond a 40% leap. I do not know if electricity is not an obsolete form of energy for distribution even locally, but I do know that the huge leap in delivery etc. charges makes it far less viable then if it got to ride during the graveyard shift for nearly free. It not complicated- the claimed '5%' off rate is actually an obscene effort to mask a nearly fifty percent leap in the actual price.
I support technology neutrality- and I know that for a few decades now the refrigeration technology imposed on this community has been gamed to maximize revenue including presently by PV peddler's who refuse to put panels on our roof's as part of 1980 era (if not much older) improved designs. Panasonic makes tumble dryer's that use it- but TEP has just this time eliminated the 'water heating' rate. GE ( nuclear power plant and M.I.C. vendor) claims there specially orderable only garage chilling bathing etc. 'heater' is a success story, but locally none are being installed while gas customer's do defile the rate structure by installing cave man era 'solar' instead.
We in this community are blessed with land and construction costs so low that federal mortgage limits allow us to make enable home owner's to afford the right systems up to and including fuel cells- but for the commision denying us the efficiency enabling master metering. Should only slumlords be enjoying the near fifty percent leap in what they can charge for reading meter's when they read themselves now? Should large single parcel communities really continue to patronize TEP/GRID given what is being charged to them- literally 100% of what as many homes on as many pieces of land would be billed for despite them costing far more? I'm not sure if the grid access fee proposed is as evil, or as possible, as often reported now, but I do know that NOT charging high density single family home abuser's of the grid far more then those sharing a building, is absurd. I assume in fact that the east side Hilton's profit per room is small compared to the gouging condo and even coop owner's are suffering and will even more so next year when the preposterous notion that TEP should be compensated for 100 watt bulbs no longer being sold results in extra dollars a month hitting our budgets.
The judge even crows about how if TEP buy's the coal powerplant there not yet holding us liable for they will be expected to refund us money lol- we really really don't want that refund! Say no to that at least people- don't let them dare pursue it no matter how low the appraised value is- it's far too negative in fact, we can do better then renting it, but owning it is not the answer. The only reason to buy the rest of it would be to mothball it- but it's unlucky stockholder's who should do that, not us. Or perhaps it could be hybridized. The realtiy is that for far less then 'PV' cost the heat necessary to replace burning coal or extracting it's heat flame/smokelessly even can be financed to extract from if not the hot air freely available then by actually mining it from our core. It's better to cool the core then melt higher the ocean shore. Trust me on that!
Yes, dear Laurie Post. But when I realized that many of my family members and close friends started dying like flies after I got acquainted with those "teachers" and this "holy" site, and after I myself started to suffer exponentially and later became extremely ill and almost died, the unholiness of this place and all teachers there promoting themselves as aryas and enlightened beings became unquestionable. In fact the unholiness of many Tibetan masters connected to this particular lineage and location became unquestionable as well. Karma is karma, but people keep forgetting that karma can also be manipulated and that those laws can be knowingly misused even by the so called enlightened Tibetan masters in order to shorten the lifespan of one person, or elevate another to a higher status as well as worry-free life. Corruption has happened before in Tibet on many different levels and it affected this Gelugpa lineage as well. It's been documented here and there to some degree. I believe that the western world became so preoccupied and obsessed with everything Tibetan that it lost touch with reality. It's good to keep in mind that it's probably even much quicker to lose it when you have a westerner in this case an American promoting it in such a convincing way. All I can say from my own experience is that after throwing myself at those teachers' feet for many many years and living on the premises term after term, I finally saw through them. And what I've discovered will forever remain my own little secret. It takes great intelligence to perceive the hidden corruption within a particular lineage just like it takes great wisdom to perceive its holiness. It also takes great courage to withdraw oneself, cut ties with such a lineage and act upon it.
While passing through Idaho some years back, heading for Portland, Or, I spotted a roadsign. It said, " if voting actually changed ANYTHING, it probably would be illegal."
I had left Tucson 20 odd years ago with my late wife. Our town was dying, the economy was withering, and the City Council was debating whether or not to authorize styrofoam cups on city property. I think I recall an ex-Communist was a city Mayor, but I can't be sure it was a long time ago.
By contrast, Portland, Oregon (believe it or not, the ancestral home of the American Communist Party) was thriving.
Is it worth voting? We need jobs, businesses, money, free enterprise. This country was founded on that idea, and it seems like most of us here in southern Arizona have forgotten that. Get in trouble? Go to the government,..."they will help us out!!"
" They have the MONEY.!" So, don't get nuts when your taxes go up. Dollars and sense, it's all accounting, folks, just like your credit card statement. Just like the hamburger workers looking for $15 an hour.
Do you think your hamburgers are going to cost $3.15 after they get their raise?
Well. Do you?
Michael, Jeff knows far more about the law than I do, so I'll defer to him in the above matter.
In any event, the point I was making in my introduction to the council races above is that the pension initiative is not going to appear on this year's ballot, so there are no major campaigns on either side driving voters to the polls. I don't think you can dispute that.
Petitions for review to the Supreme Court are rarely granted. The proponents of the ballot proposition filed one in the Court of Appeals on 9/12/2013. There is no record on it yet at the Supreme Court. They usually rule on whether to accept briefing on a Petition for Review within about 90 days or less of filing of the petition. As of now the case is moot. Even more rarely do they accept moot cases for review. When they do, it is because the legal questions are "capable of repetition, yet evading review." So, it would have to be an extraordinary legal issue that is very likely to arise again in the future and seriously needs to be addressed for future guidance. Like I said before, this is quite rare and highly unlikely in this circumstance. And even if they did grant review of this moot case, it would not put it back on the ballot at a future date. They would have to get signatures all over again.
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