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Thursday, October 13,2011

Letters | Yes on 2H

On Nov. 1, the voices of the people of the City of Boulder will be heard. By joining a powerful national campaign to reclaim true democracy, and saying “yes” to Resolution 2H, we are telling our elected officials that we want action now on a Constitutional amendment that would abolish corporate personhood and the equating of money with free speech.
Thursday, October 6,2011

Letters | Why is Xcel so nervous?

I don’t know much about powerplant municipalization, nor do I care deeply about the ultimate fate of the Valmont Power Station. And I don’t have an axe to grind with Xcel, either. They’ve sent me electricity, I’ve paid my bills, and they’ve never tried to pull anything outrageously stupid like the phone companies always seem to be trying. They even sent me a rebate on solar panels.
Thursday, September 29,2011

Letters | Danish right on Palestine

Passing through Boulder on the way to Aspen to enjoy your state’s remarkable foliage, I grabbed every newspaper around the hotel for dining and entertainment plans. Boulder Weekly was especially helpful in that. And I particularly enjoyed Mr. Danish’s predictions as to what will come of the Palestinian push for symbolic U.N. approval of their statehood bid.
Thursday, September 22,2011

Letters | Enforce dog rules

Pamela White’s piece on the dog issue reassured me. I thought I was the only one who perceived uncontrolled dogs on trails and in the city parks as a problem.
Thursday, September 15,2011

Letters | Turning a mirror on Danish

In his article “Ten years after 9/11” (Danish Plan, Sept. 8), Mr. Danish asserts: “You’ll know we’ve won the war on terror when the Islamic world is 1) reasonably democratic, 2) reasonably secular, 3) only modestly corrupt, 4) more or less committed to the rule of law, and 5) fights jihadists more fiercely than we do. Alternatively, you’ll know that we’ve won the war on terror when the Islamic world stops treating its women like shit.”
Thursday, September 8,2011

Letters | A moot point?

I’ve been following the stories about GMO plantings, and I have a question that I’m not seeing brought up in the public debate, though I have heard it in private conversation, to wit: Isn’t the argument already a moot point, given the dispersal ratio of pollen?
Thursday, September 1,2011

Letters | Need more facts

Mr. Brownlee wrote, “The idea that farmers can grow whatever they want to grow, using whatever methods or technology they choose, and then sell their products anywhere they want or can is an artifact of an era that produced devastating long-term climate change and the greatest planetary extinction of 60 million years.” This statement implies that governments have the right to control what farmers grow, the technology they use, and [their ability] to sell their products where they want, for the greater good of a community. The last time I checked, this is communism.
Thursday, August 25,2011

Letters | Thanks for advocacy

(Re: “Hospital fails rape test,” Uncensored, Aug. 4.) Thank you, Pamela White, for your enduring vigilance, support and advocacy for survivors of sexual assault.
Thursday, August 18,2011

Letters | Danish misses point

On Boulder’s electricity municipalization issue (“Municipal power is cheap in Longmont, but not in Boulder,” Danish Plan, July 28), Paul Danish writes that Boulder will face much higher costs than the Longmont municipal power utility because of Boulder’s priority on renewable energy. He attributes this higher potential cost to the present differential between coal and renewable sources, but it does not follow that Boulder will pay more.
Thursday, August 11,2011

Letters | Measuring municipalization

Mr. Danish may be correct in his analysis of the Boulder municipal power plan. But his essay is just another volley in the back-and-forth debate, which can be fairly accurately summarized as: “It will be more expensive.” “No, it won’t.” “Yes, it will.” “Won’t!” “Will!”