<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Danish Plan]]> <![CDATA[Ban GMOs? First show us the victims]]> <![CDATA[My persons of the year]]> <![CDATA[Anti-GMO activism is evil]]> DAccording to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, 88 percent of the 2011 U.S. corn crop consists of genetically engineered varieties — either herbicide-tolerant types like Monsanto’s Roundup Ready corn, or insect-resistant types containing genes from the soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), or both. The figure for the 2011 U.S. soybean crop is 94 percent genetically modified. For the 2011 cotton crop the figure is 90 percent genetically modified.]]> <![CDATA[Have we accidentally prevented another ice age?]]> <![CDATA[Another horror story from the Weld County oil patch]]> <![CDATA[Putin and anti-fracking activism]]> <![CDATA[Climate science — and why the world won't listen]]> <![CDATA[Total elapsed time: 80 seconds]]> <![CDATA[Boulder needs a municipal oil company]]> <![CDATA[Think globally, mine locally]]> <![CDATA[No water for fracking? No problem]]> One of the latest — and sillier — local whines against fracking is that it is a profligate consumer of water that takes 33,000 acre feet of the stuff permanently out of the state’s hydraulic cycle.]]> <![CDATA[Municipal power is cheap in Longmont, but not Boulder]]> Come November, Boulder voters will be asked whether they want to throw the city’s franchise with Xcel Energy under the bus and set up a municipal electric utility in its place. Voters will also be asked to double the city’s carbon tax (to 0.99 cent from 0.49 cent), mostly to pay the lawyers who will be handling the Boulder-Xcel divorce.]]> <![CDATA[Is Nablus Boulder’s weird sister?]]> According to a story in last Sunday’s Camera, a group has emerged that wants to establish a sister city relationship between Boulder and the Palestinian city of Nablus. Lovely city, Nablus. On Sept. 11, 2001, as 3,000 people were being cremated in jet fuel or ground into bits of bloody hamburger by the collapsing towers of the World Trade Center, the residents of Nablus were staging a howling, horn-honking, ululating celebration of the attacks and passing out trays of tea and sweets to the celebrants.]]> <![CDATA[The flood of the century? Not exactly]]> In Boulder, they say it was a 100-year flood. Uh, not exactly.]]> <![CDATA[Greetings and guesses from Tel Aviv]]> <![CDATA[Hamas does not give shelter]]> <![CDATA[Obama, Spain and Kitty Genovese's neighbors]]> There is a good historical parallel for the Western world’s reaction to the Syrian Civil War: The Western world’s reaction to the Spanish Civil War.]]> <![CDATA[Obama, Putin and pigeon chess]]> <![CDATA[Driving to ban drilling]]> <![CDATA[The toxic hell of fracking (children welcome)]]> The anti-fracking activists who demonstrated at an oil rig on Boulder County open space last Saturday obviously don’t think fracking is very dangerous. How else do you explain the fact that they brought their kids to the demonstration?]]>