Tim DeChristopher to be released from halfway house, 'Bidder 70' documentary debuts in SLC

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  • jsf Centerville, UT
    April 22, 2013 2:09 p.m.

    some still on fire underground (Coal not oil) And even Utah has underground coal fires.

    Thousands of coal fires are reported to be burning in at least 22 countries on every continent except Antarctica. In the U.S., more than 100 underground fires are burning in at least nine states, including Colorado, Kentucky, Maryland, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Wyoming and Utah. There are numerous causes for the coal fires that burn at or below Earth’s surface, including lightning strikes, forest fires, spontaneous combustion, mining or other accidents.

    Many people in this state shut off their thinking when they discuss environment.

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    April 22, 2013 1:50 p.m.

    "He stood up to the abuses of President Cheney" ???

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    April 22, 2013 1:48 p.m.

    Interesting the allegation of illegal leases. I looked up the filed cases and it hardly meets the definition of illegal. Facts, the lawsuit filed by parties stated the RMPs for 80 of the 132 leases only allowed 30 days for public review. The lawsuit requested a temporary restraining order to allow more time for review. To determine if the RMPs were proper. The TRO was awarded and subsequently Salazar rescinded 77 of the 80 questioned leases. This before any determination of propriety of the leases was determined. Where does it say in the court documents and not in propaganda statements that the leases were illegal? It does not appear that illegal was ever established. The remaining 55 leases went through. Mind you the BLM originally proposed 244 leases and prior to any legal action determined to withdraw 112 leases. Please help me here. If there is something of legal standing about illegality and not just an opinion please let me know, so I can read about it.

  • Hemlock Salt Lake City, UT
    April 22, 2013 9:05 a.m.

    Civil disobedience is the right of everyone, but claiming that one's cause is the only just position does not protect them from going to jail when they break the law. Sanctimoniously claiming the moral high ground and stating that anyone disagreeing with them "lacks reason and foresight", as some of the comments do, is the excuse used by every radical group.

  • mathesonmd salt lake city, UT
    April 21, 2013 7:49 a.m.

    Many people in this state shut off their thinking once they hear the word "environmental". To them it means someone wants to stop someone else from "doing their job" by not permitting them to perform some work or participate in commerce that has a detrimental effect on our natural surroundings. These people lack foresight, and unfortunately, it is rare that they will ever listen to reason. This line of reasoning holds commerce and capitalism above all else. If someone can make money doing something (usually made legal by others with the same mentality) then their right to do it is sacrosanct. Anyone who interferes is anti-capitalism, anti-society, anti-hardwork. The gas and oil industries don't care about our environment here in Utah. They will exploit the ground for every bit of oil they can find, and when it is gone, they'll move on. Just look at the ghost towns of Pennsylvania (some still on fire underground) to see what the industry does and what they leave behind.

  • JGiels Tuscon, AZ
    April 20, 2013 9:40 p.m.

    The auction that Tim was arrested for was illegal. By Federal quidelines the auction sale did not abide by the law. Later it was deemed void and all sales were cancelled. So, what do the "Feds" do? To use an an "example", arrest and send to jail Tim DeChristopher! Not the true criminals that set the auction up knowingly as illegal.
    God Bless America!
    As long as you spweak the TRUTH, no one will ever take you seriously.
    Thank yo, Mr DeChristopher for your brave act and injustice. Folks like you give this world a chance to be decent.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    April 20, 2013 7:17 p.m.

    Some people have enough courage to stand up and be counted. Unlike many who post here. Tim is, in fact, a hero. He stood up to the abuses of President Cheney, his little buddy, and the oil companies they were aiding and abetting.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    April 20, 2013 5:20 p.m.

    Kind of 60's anti-government vibe going on here. Will Joan Baez and Bob Dylan be at the theater too?

    I'd like to suggest we light one up for Tim and pass it around. Our newest 'folk' hero. Geesh.

  • MapleDon Springville, UT
    April 20, 2013 5:13 p.m.

    This is a hero to the radical left.

    I laugh anytime I see his picture or hear his name.

    No purpose in life other than to disrupt the efforts of others. Wow! Enlightening.

    He needs a kick in the seat of his pants. Get a job and let other people do theirs.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    April 20, 2013 2:34 p.m.

    And the longest running joke in "enviromental" history continues.

  • Prodicus Provo, UT
    April 20, 2013 2:26 p.m.

    This man served two years for disrupting an auction the government could not legally hold (they had not gone through the proper procedures, as the administration later acknowledged, and holding the auction was an abuse of executive power). Meanwhile, someone who killed a man in Provo is serving about seven months.

    I've seen all kinds of vindictive tripe spewed forth on this forum against this man for being willing to stand up to abuse of government power. But even his most arrogant opponents should be ready to admit that sentences less than a tenth of what he served are handed out for offenses more serious than his so-called "crime."

  • md Cache, UT
    April 20, 2013 2:03 p.m.

    Tim, get a job.