<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Danish Plan]]> <![CDATA[The flood of the century? Not exactly]]> In Boulder, they say it was a 100-year flood. Uh, not exactly.]]> <![CDATA[Hamas does not give shelter]]> <![CDATA[Obama, Putin and pigeon chess]]> <![CDATA[A costly inconvenient truth]]> <![CDATA[The Denver Post supports marijuana legalization — before opposing it]]> In a perfect world, the proper way to end the war on marijuana would be for Congress to end it. But this isn’t a perfect world, and it is especially imperfect insofar as the war on marijuana is concerned.]]> <![CDATA[Is Sarah Palin smart enough to be president?]]> The truth is that when it comes to running the United States, you don't have to be much above average in terms of smarts. The genius of the Constitution is that it created a government that doesn't require a genius to run it.]]> <![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[Climate science — and why the world won't listen]]> <![CDATA[Ban fracking? Why stop there?]]> <![CDATA[The Galileo affair and settled science]]> <![CDATA[Think globally, mine locally]]> <![CDATA[Pot at the tea party]]> <![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?]]> <![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[CU’s misguided 4/20 approach]]> CU has an interesting new strategy for dealing with the campus’s annual 4/20 rally and pot inhalation this year. It appears to have gotten it from North Korea.]]> <![CDATA[Climategate: Forget Denmark, something is rotten with CRU science ]]> <![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[Colorado should quit punishing pot users]]> The use of marijuana and its possession for personal use shall not be punished. Legal residents of the state of Colorado may cultivate up to six marijuana plants for their personal use within their domiciles.]]> <![CDATA[The hills are alive with the sound of fracking]]> <![CDATA[A typical massacre in Aurora]]> In the case of the Aurora massacre (12 dead so far, 58 injured), there were more than 300 people in the theater when James Holmes allegedly started shooting and no one shot back; that suggests the theater was 99.66 percent gun free. And that alone tells you that the sort of disarmament gun control advocates want does not prevent mass murder, it enables it.]]>