Scott Dreisbach 
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Re: “Danehy

To Bob: People like you are scary to American politics because YOU'RE loud and dogmatic, but YOU'RE ignorant. YOUR comment above tells me YOU'RE not a smart man. YOU ARE entitled to a political opinion, a driver's license, a gun, and children, but when you don't realize the word 'YOUR' is not the same word as 'YOU'RE', you have no credibility...with me, at least. Not once or twice, but thrice you make the same mistake in a mere three sentences. If you want to be taken seriously, for the love of God learn grammar! But of course , folks like you and Santorum already believe our public schools are woefully overfunded; especially in California.

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Posted by Scott Dreisbach on 03/01/2012 at 9:44 AM

Re: “Copper Capers

I may actually be ambivalent on the issue. The US does damn little 'in-house' anymore, and mining IS one of the few things we can't outsource.

My problem is, why is a Canadian company spearheading this project, and reaping the benefits of our mountains? How responsible was foreign owned BP in safeguarding the drilling off the Gulf Coast? I'd feel immensely better about Rosemont if it was a US company. Would've been ridiculously easy to hide the fact this was funded by a non-American firm; another lapse of judgment? None of the miscalculations have done much to boost my confidence in Augusta.

The most amazing thing to me is that with copper at well over $4 per pound, why we don't revisit defunct mines? Magma/BHP had only scratched the surface of the lower Kalamazoo ore body when poor commodity pricing shut down that mine 12 years ago. Trade the Santa Rita property with the San Manuel pit, and we don't have to scar virgin land, and Rosemont can operate a viable mine without creating a new 'hole' and spending millions PR'ing us to death. Truly a win-win scenario.

Arizona's 'Copper Valley' residents would embrace the project, and you wouldn't have to spend a nickel to convince them that it's a good idea.

Posted by Scott Dreisbach on 02/17/2011 at 4:17 PM

Re: “Mailbag

As Rosemont Copper bombards Pima County with ads promising jobs and tax revenue, consider the potential analogy with the current debacle in the Gulf.

British Petroleum likewise painted visions of a rosy industry with virtually no risk. As oil flowed out of the submarine pipes, money would flow into government coffers and the wallets of thousands of workers. But now the Gulf states stand to lose more money than they would have ever received from BP. From crippled fisheries to absent Spring-Breakers, they're now faced with economic as well as ecologic disaster, thanks to foreign mineral 'experts'.

Though not anti-mine, I am very uneasy about foreign companies drilling and digging in the US. We receive a relative pittance of the ore's value, while bearing all the risk of the endeavor. Should disaster strike in the Santa Ritas, why would we expect Rosemont's response to be different from BP's 'too-bad, so-sad' attitude?

Posted by Scott Dreisbach on 05/26/2010 at 10:27 AM

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