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12 years ago @ KOMO - Seattle, WA - Gulf spill: \'From par... · 3 replies · -1 points

I believe it is important to try to get to the truth in this issue. First of all boycotting BP stations does not hurt BP but hurts the small INDEPENDENT owners of these service stations. Check out the facts before contributing to the economic woes of our country. We must look at all the facts that contributed to this mess. Why are we drilling in such deep waters? There are many reasons but this one goes unmentioned: Environmental chic has driven us out there. As production from the shallower Gulf of Mexico wells declines, we go deep (1,000 feet and more) and ultra deep (5,000 feet and more), in part because environmentalists have succeeded in rendering the Pacific and nearly all the Atlantic coast off-limits to oil production. (President Obama's tentative, selective opening of some Atlantic and offshore Alaska sites is now dead.) And of course, in the safest of all places, on land, we've had a 30-year ban on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Further railing against the Republicans and their policies shows either a blind follower of the mainstream media or an uneducated person.
What about the September 2009 letter from Obama's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration accusing Interior's Minerals Management Service of understating the "risk and impacts" of a major oil spill? When you get a blowout 15 months into your administration, and your own Interior Department had given BP a "categorical" environmental exemption in April 2009, the buck stops. Please take the time to do your research and understand what is going on. We all depend on oil at this time. If there was a true clean energy solution that could replace it we would all be using it. We must continue to look and develop those solutions. If we are to regain our standing in the world we will need energy. We must not rely solely on oil from the Middle East. Let's not be reactive and throw out such absurd idea"s as "government takeovers" and boycotts . Let's work together as Americans to discover the truth and work towards a solution.

12 years ago @ KOMO - Seattle, WA - Democrats seek back fo... · 0 replies · +1 points

Massachusetts has a 3-1 registration for Democrats. The health care plan there has resulted in a decrease in services and a hugh increase in insurance premiums. The plan is unsustainable just as it was in Hawaii and Tennessee. DEMOCRATS voted against this agenda. Deal with it!

12 years ago @ KOMO - Seattle, WA - Retail sales in Wash. ... · 0 replies · 0 points

The auto industries that were bailed out will never repay the money they owe:
General Motors ($50.7 billion). That long-forgotten $13.4 billion bailout last December was just a down payment, it turns out. Through bankruptcy funding and other expenditures, the government has nearly quadrupled its investment in GM, in the process gaining 60.8 percent ownership of the new company. For the government to get all of its money back, GM would have to achieve a market value of $80 billion--which would be 43 percent higher than GM's value in 2000 when the automaker was highly profitable and much larger. With half as many divisions now and falling market share, it's hard to see how GM could ever reclaim its former glory (or profits).

Chrysler ($14.9 billion). The government gave Chrysler $7 billion to stay afloat prior to its bankruptcy filing in March. That money essentially disappeared when the company declared bankruptcy in April. Then the government provided Chrysler an additional $8 billion in financing to help it exit bankruptcy in exchange for an 8 percent ownership stake in the new Chrysler. The idea is that Chrysler will go public at some point, sell shares, and buy out the government's position. But the return to the government will probably be well below face value, since the government holds a relatively small stake in a company that's still endangered. The government will get back materially less than its $8 billion principal.

This has all ben payback to the unions on the back of the taxpayers! Wake up- if the government continues to print money and " Stimulate" the economy will be in deeper trouble than this generation has ever seen. Small government equals innovation and prosperity!!

12 years ago @ KOMO - Seattle, WA - Palin to take job at F... · 5 replies · -2 points

When I read the story I knew the comments from the mostly liberal citizens of Seattle would be negative.
The constant criticism of Sarah Palin and Fox news is of course to be expected. I see that the herd mentality of following the main stream media's attempt of destroying this person is alive and well. While I honestly believe she was under prepared to run for the office of vice president (although no more so than Joe Biden- who the main stream media choose to ignore or protect) the vicious attacks and lies that have been attempted to be spread by the media show one thing. The liberals are afraid of her and her conservative message. She has a tremendous following. I would ask those who judge so quickly to do their own research. See what she has accomplished. Please try to think for yourself. The future of our country will depend on it!

12 years ago @ KOMO - Seattle, WA - Murray accused of bein... · 1 reply · +6 points

I am always amazed at the comments such as this one from Butterz. When there is a state that has a larger number of poor and disadvantaged of course the I.Q. for that state will rank lower. Having lived all over the United States I can say I have come across just as many "ignorant" people in Washington as in the Southern states. The point is we will continue to loose jobs to the states were workers are willing to work without the costly unions on their backs. By the way, South Carolina ranks 38th in the same study.
Looks like they are smart enough to take the jobs from Washington!!

12 years ago @ KOMO - Seattle, WA - Carbon credits spell n... · 12 replies · +9 points

bckwood, do your own research. You try to minimalize the article sent to you. What I find even more amazing is that you try to trash the sources that are reporting this. This is one of the biggest news stories of our time yet you knew NOTHING about it. What does that say about you and the information you access. I am sure you are stepping right in line with the main stream government press. Break free and become your own free thinker. This story is everywhere. Research and when you are done and have seen it for yourself look at who is really reporting on it. Who is printing the actual emails and following up. Not your beloved main stream media. The very sources you refuse to look at.

12 years ago @ KOMO - Seattle, WA - Carbon credits spell n... · 1 reply · +9 points

bckwood, here is a link from The London Daily Telegraph. Since you seem to distrust the American news sources which are willing to tell the public the truth maybe a foreign source will be more to your liking.

12 years ago @ KOMO - Seattle, WA - Carbon credits spell n... · 2 replies · +17 points

Sorry bcwood. The science is not sound. It has been manipulated for years and those involved have now been exposed. Science is not a general consensus. This is all about money and greed!

12 years ago @ KOMO - Seattle, WA - Vaccine runs out at Sn... · 0 replies · +2 points

The government can't provide enough flu vaccine for it's citizens. Welcome to the future of Obamacare!