The frustration and futility of Israel ever finding a lasting peace with their Palestinian neighbors is once again on display. Eleven cease-fires, eleven failures. One answer to this mess might lie in an effort to neutralize Hamas – not by force but by their abandonment.
The events of Dec. 14 in Newtown CT were a tragedy, a horror and a calamity and worst, an obscenity.
Swearing an oath to another authority after taking an oath of public office is treason.
A female is raped and her life is changed forever- a memory she will carry to her grave and a pregnancy adds to the agony.
Why in the world would a heavy industry such as oil and gas even think of drilling within sight or sound of a municipality?
A Republican household will be affected by the stench from fracking as well as the noise and loss of property values every bit as much as will a Democratic household.
Longmont is under siege and, without being overly dramatic, it is obvious to most concerned residents that in fact our city is in a foxhole and under fire from the state and oil and gas industry regulations. At the moment and under current regulations, a fracking well could be sited on a Longmont golf course, a cemetery, a park or within easy breathing distance of a school.
The vote to craft new regulations was 7-0. All hands were gung-ho to beef up the regulations in order to protect the well-being, health and safety of Longmont.
Council, you (with the notable exception of Sarah Levinson) have lost my trust. I doubt that I’m alone in suggesting that you have betrayed your fellow citizens with your pusillanimous decision to follow a staff recommendation offering compromise and “Fast Track” permits to the oil and gas boys…