Wild weather has always, repeat always been with us. Recently tho, humans have decided to blame themselves in some sort of Catholic mea culpa. Bring out the flagellation whips.
The NYT (not Nuvo) recently reported that the reduction in
carbon emissions has removed the 'carbon' cover on the
earth and is allowing weather to pursue its natural path.
How about a report on the ice age, or dinosaur age. Did we cause that too?
Half–baked hippies: “Hey, man, whaddya mean we started an environmental disaster; we love our Mother Earth, man.”
One might praise the Colorado rulings that all marijuana must be grown indoors; except I'm not sure if a state that depends on coal for 66 percent of the electricity is using it's natural energy resources wisely.
Elsewhere, stories of the devastating environmental impact of the industrial marijuana agriculture are distressing. This is pain that can't be alleviate by a toke.
The New York Times article “Marijuana Crops in California Threaten Forests and Wildlife” dated 6/21/13 presents a story of ongoing environmental disaster. This is just the beginning of a whole new industrial agriculture calamity.
Nice prose on a place, but am I missing something?
Where are you moving to? Are you following Hammer to
Texas. Just wondering.
I have driven through that area and noticed that there are really nice older
homes and the canal in on the north. Great area of Indy.
"Meanwhile, in Indiana, moves are being made to actually make marijuana penalties harsher. A Senate committee in the most recent session voted, at the behest of Gov. Mike Pence, to include moving possession of between about one-third of an ounce and 10 pounds of marijuana from the highest-level misdemeanor to the lowest-level felony, with a prison sentence between six months and 2.5 years."
This information is inaccurate. Early on there was some misreporting that the changes made by the Senate amendment to HB 1006, which were pushed by Governor Pence, made our marijuana laws more harsh. It isn't true. Most media outlets eventually corrected the information. Unfortunately the misinformation is still out there on the Internet for people to pick up on.
Basically HB 1006 as originally introduced greatly decreased criminal penalties with regard to marijuana. The Senate's amendment made those penalties more harsh than they were in the House's bill. But the amended bill, which passed, still decreases marijuana penalties across the board. I went through the bill line for line and wrote a story of exactly how the penalties are being reduced.
My analysis that marijuana penalties were still being reduced was confirmed by legislators and an attorney from the state's public defender's office.
David and Melli, Broadway Terrace will miss you, Indianapolis will miss you, your circle of friends will miss you. What a gift you both are to us. David, this is one of your best - and that is saying something, since you are a phenomenal writer.
My parent's, sister's and myself, all grew up in Broad Ripple. I loved the park at 61st & Broadway. It had swings with long chains and you could swing really high. Great memories!
I lived near that area for a bit...great location, great article!
My family moved to Broad Ripple in 1956; we lived on Riverview Dr. right off of Central Ave. My dad was a fireman at Engine 32 on the canal. I delivered the Times, The News and The Star all over Broad Ripple when I was 11-13. Used to ride my bicycle everywhere. Spending summers at the Riviera Club and the BR Library across from the Kroger Store. At Immaculate Heart we had football practice at the little park at 61st and Broadway every weekday; in 1962 we were undefeated City Champs. Broad Ripple was a great place to grow up; good to know it still is.
So well written
He just made it worse.
I agree with the first comment. Thank you. I can tell you are on your game when you didn't miss good ole Mike Pence wanting to raise penalties on possession. I recall earlier this year Indiana (some Dem. I believe) tried to bring forth a bill or whatever to make under 3oz decriminalized (which a poll showed had majority support for) and it never even got looked at. Good ole Indiana lol....it is so pathetic and ignorant all one can do is laugh.
This was one of the most informative "current event" articles I have read in a while (as it relates to Indiana and marijuana). Thanks for the great piece.
Hoppe seems to think the government is like kudzu, it
keeps growing uncontrollably. He is right,The nature of bureaucracy
is to grow itself till it becomes bloated and then erupts
like in Greece, Italy and other countries.
Good luck trying to tame the kudzu and bureaucracy.
Shoot drones down. Simple. It is not illegal.
You would need a crossbow or pellet rifle, since you it is
illegal to fire a gun in city limits...but...if you felt your
life was in danger....hmmmm.
Maybe drone buyers will find another hobby.
Ditto, carbon rules, for now.
You might worry however, about, Middle East unrest,
Kashmir (possible site of WWIII), N. Korea and nukes,
Africa issues, 100,000 dying in US hospitals per year by
malfeasance, meltdown in Europe (extreme dissent),
unemployment, Mexico and drug wars, China coming of age, all of which could embroil us socially, economically and
possibly militarily. But hey, let's let climate change - control
our behavior...back to the cave. Get Real.
This rant is basically anti-car, anti-suburb, anti-chain stores,
in short: the way Americans want to live.
Climate change is basically the new Evangelical Puritanical rant to 'cleanse our misguided souls'. Get your nose out
the clouds and your feet back in the mud.
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Keep Broad Ripple Local.
Say NO! Say NO to taking away tax funds meant for neighborhoods in need. Say NO to giving those funds to out-of-state Big Box corporations. Say NO to crony-profits that will destroy the Broad Ripple we all have built. Come out and Say NO.
Yours in art and labor,
Mr. Kirby's proposed development was way more that simply adding a story. It was scraping off the present building and putting up a 4 story condo, three floors living and parking underneath with zero green space except a green roof garden only he could enjoy from his penthouse condo. This was just before the big crash, if I remember correctly. He is lucky it did not go then. Maybe now.
The 'creative destruction' of the market comes on the heels of any development. Established merchants either adapt or cease to exist. I would love to keep Broad Ripple locally-oriented, but outside forces see the village for what it is and everyone wants a piece of the action. In my mind, full is better than empty and the Shell station is an eyesore. All of the development that went on hold back in 2007 seems poised to roar back and we'll tread a fine line to keep the Broad Ripple ideal alive, a walkable village with lots of small shops. It's obvious this vision is not shared by everyone, but progress is a steamroller.
Indianapolis is considering spending 5 million dollars of taxpayer’s money in the form of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) to enable a developer to bring a Whole Foods grocery into downtown Broad Ripple Village. Here is an informative online petition, on which you can address your comments to the powers that can stop this from happening:
The stated purpose of TIF is economic development to increase resources for the community, not economic redistribution which takes from existing businesses to give to new ones. Contrary to this intent, five million in TIF taxpayer dollars spent to enable the siting of a large retail grocery like Texas based Whole Foods in Broad Ripple would take business away from multiple existing groceries within a two mile radius, including another Whole Foods. It would also take business from the local Farmer’s Market, florists, restaurants, and even bars, as serving alcohol within Whole Foods is proposed.
The ideal of TIF is to invest wisely in our local community, where it is needed the most. Broad Ripple has greater needs than a giant grocery, bar, and restaurant. Other neighborhoods in the TIF district desperately need even basic food access.
Locally owned businesses typically recirculate money within the local community, whereas national chains typically drain money from the local community which goes to owners and stockholders in other states and countries. National chains are welcome to compete on a level playing field, but they shouldn’t be the beneficiary of local tax dollars which allow them to gain advantage over local businesses which are providing similar services.
Sorry buddy I like my carbon. Keeps me warm in winter cool and summer and vacationing on the costa del sol for pleasure.
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