Old man,I have some issue with Worf as to the origins of
petrochemicals as a resource. Nonetheless, I have, for nearly 40 years, made my
living in the resource extraction industry. I grew up among sour gas
wells. They represented good jobs those wells, and an evacuation plan beside the
phone. It's OK, except for the immediate threat to life. If that's
what we want, we'd better be prepared to own it. We don't just get to
ask other people to exist in that reality. We don't just get to ask me to
exist in that reality. It's been a part of my life for decades. It
doesn't get to be just someone else's problem. I've
lived and worked in Fort McMurray. It's a conglomerate of oil sands mines
the size of Delaware. The reality of the extraction and production of the energy
we need is stunning. I am OK with that. Worf is, too. Apparently.
None of us who use energy is able to fully distance themselves from it. I'm just asking us to own it.
Hutt, it looks like the Russians have hijacked your comment making keyboard.
I’m with Worf. Oil is a sacred gift from decaying biological material and
geological processes. It feeds my family and pays my taxes. I have no quibble if
someone puts a big oil rig within earshot of my house. Or yours. Or a church or
school or whatever. Even if the well will extract high levels of hydrogen
sulphide product. It’s safe. And sacred.
forgive my fat fingers, and spell correction.
Fossil fuel is a sacred gift from god. It has tremendously upgraded the way we
live.Without fossil fuels the people of Chicago wouldn't be
able to buy oranges, grapefruit, or babanas in a grocery store. Lots of luck
buying a house.Crazy how some folks are led to believe that a
wonderful thing can be so wrong.
I have a great respect for all the immigrant Indians. Chaco has a great
history, with evidence of trading with the Mayan and Aztecs. Some
anthropologists even believing they may have been dependents of the these great
civilizations. There is a wall in Chaco running east and west that lines up
precisely with specific walls of two other sites over a great number of
miles.Anthropologists believe that the Hopi have lived in
northeastern Arizona for 10,000 years. The Zuni have probably lived in the Zuni
River valley of Arizona and New Mexico since at least the 8th Century.
Anthropologists believe the Navajo left Canada in the 11th Century. But I almost lost it when the Navajo President said, it's only right that
they support each other (tribes), just as their ancestors did.No
they didn't. The Navajo were notorious in taking slaves from other tribes
and selling them to the Spanish.In the early 180's Manuelito
with other leaders such as Ganado Mucho and Barboncito to attack not only the
hated Mexicans, but also the Hopi in Arizona, the Puebloan peoples of New
Mexico, the Ute, the Comanche, and the Apache.
I've visited many of the native American sites in Utah, Colorado, New
Mexico and Arizona. It is so great to be able to share the history and beauty
of the early settlers of these areas. If there were Mormon temples,
Catholic cathedrals, Jewish temples or Mosques in any of these area, there would
be no question that these areas are "sacred" to some people.Why isn't that "sacredness" extended to Indians? Ahhh, because they don't have a strong voice in government, Washington,
or business.For Trump and the GOP money rules.
Chaco is a national treasure. If you haven't visited the place, you have
missed a wonderful and awe inspiring opportunity.NOTHING should be
allowed that risks damage to Chaco. Nothing.It deserves our
protection.But the trump administration cares not a whit for
anything that won't earn money for someone.