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I'm 27 from Tucson, Graduated U of A a few years ago with History B.A, work at Small Planet Bakery.

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Re: “Dave Ewoldt Wants to Chat

I went to a meeting at Dave's headquarters a week ago, and I was impressed. It was a very interesting and down to earth assessment of some of the more challenging realities facing our country and city like energy and economic decline, and an honest but not evangelizing or prescribed discussion about some thoughts about how we might address them--water, economy, education. With regard to water it got me thinking "hey, yeah, there's a lot of straightforward stuff that can be done on the small scale." Did you know that theoretically 100% of the city's current water usage can be met with the rainwater that falls within its radius? Well, that's a nice statistic that might break down a lot in reality, but really, I found that to be pretty amazing. And if there was money from the state legislature to do micro-loans to start (very) small local businesses, grey water and rainwater catchment systems, and more innovative education programs, how great would that be?

Posted by Blargus on 07/26/2010 at 9:11 PM

Re: “Mailbag

I didn't make up any evidence, I have seen the videos of the children from the school in Zimbabwe. Check it out if you are interested:

Posted by Blargus on 07/02/2010 at 11:10 PM

Re: “Are We Alone?

Well, what about all the people who have said that they have been abducted by aliens and the Harvard Psychiatry Professor John Mack who has said that the abducted people he has studied are not lying, not crazy, and that they are telling the truth?

Posted by Blargus on 06/11/2010 at 12:48 AM

Re: “Got Stars?

It can't be over yet! There is an interesting story here I think--Flandrau's operating budget for 2008-2009 was $1.4 million for 22 staff! In the Tucson Weekly's coverage, I looked for an explicit reason why the Flandrau is being closed while at least some staff is still there and found none but vague insinuations of "these tough times" by the U of A President Shelton. Rio Nuevo aside, surely--surely--there is a way to keep Flandrau open as it is if it is a question of funding. I hope to talk with Director Faust this week to find out exactly why the Flandrau cannot stay open. From there, with luck, there may be options. I condemn the closing of the Flandrau!

Posted by Blargus on 08/18/2009 at 2:24 AM

Re: “Got Stars?

I wonder if the best choice at this point would be to forget the stupid Rio Nuevo river of tourism remaking the Flandrau into something new, shiny and Smithsonian and instead focus on what we already have that I'm sure lots of people like me love dearly. This manifest destiny developer attitude towards the Flandrau seems to be killing it, and the advocacy of this destructive "development" all seems to be based on a mantra voiced while rocking back and forth while grasping the knees "the economy will improve...the economy will improve..."

Posted by Blargus on 08/04/2009 at 4:13 AM

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