@Jesse Sewell -- I'm having difficulty parsing out the point of your comment -- was that sarcasm about science or environmentalists or biomass power being good?
I have not yet read the WSJ article but the one thing to keep in mind is that EVERYTHING we choose to do has negative consequences as well as positive benefits. And that certainly includes biomass energy production.
Whether you focus on the negative (as WSJ apparently did) or the positive depends on what outcome you individually are likely to accrue the most benefit from.
And by the way, coal isn't imported -- the US has perhaps the largest coal reserve on the planet and plans are afoot to export a lot of coal -- but it does have serious negative consequences in its extraction and use.
The article and comments above are exactly why I distanced myself from any political party decades ago -- there's simply too much pointless rhetoric about toeing the party line and FAR too little about how to actually solve the problems we face.
Frankly, I'm beginning to think what we really need is a benign dictator because we are so rigorously polarized in the political debate that nothing is going to get solved.
I imagine this is what Rome looked like under the last days of Nero.
Gina Marie, You are wrong in blaming Jeff Marsee for all the accreditation problems although he no doubt made them much worse. Some of the warnings predate Marsee by a considerable time. And what I mean by petty politics is that they spent so much time fighting about things that didn't matter much in the long run that they failed to get the work finished that was required of the College. If blame is to be placed on any one group, which I don't think it can be in all fairness, then place it on the BoT because they hired these 5 presidents in the last 10 years and they kept approving all they did. And I think you overstate the significance of Jeff Marsee considerably with the analogy of rape. Did he make stupid decisions? No doubt. He's gone, forget about the clown and move on and quit the incessant gloating.
Honestly, why does anyone at CR give a rat's derriere about Jeff Marsee anymore except to gloat? Let's focus on the real problem, namely an incompetent Board of Trustees and the real threat of the school closing down because the faculty get too wrapped up in petty politics.
One thing has been relatively consistent throughout the entire time period that CR has been getting warnings from the ACCJC -- the Board of Trustees. Isn't it time that they were held accountable since they have been the ones approving the actions of all the previous administrations?
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Apr 20, 2017
vol XXVIII issue 16
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