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Bob Main opposes giving power to the people

Bob Main opposes giving power to the people

Commissioner Bob Main perfectly demonstrates some of the difficulties contained within a representative democracy. Main, as reported in The World report “Ballot tactics target LNG plan” says he will not defend, if necessary, a democratically enacted local ordinance, namely Measure 6-162. The Coos County Right to a Sustainable Energy Future Ordinance “doesn’t appear like it […]

Earth needs a New Year’s Revolution

Earth needs a New Year’s Revolution

So far in 2016 an energy expert insists Jordan Cove will very likely receive its Record of Decision and described FERC as “a rubberstamp agency”. The World reported that from the State’s perspective if the project’s application meets all criteria “it gets the permit.” A Veresen representative added brutal emphasis to these harsh realities speaking […]

Which factions does The World represent?

Which factions does The World represent?

The Federalist Papers #10 published November 22, 1787, addresses how to guard against “factions”, the subject of paper #9. Founding father, James Madison defines faction as “…a number of citizens, whether amounting to a minority or majority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adverse […]

“The time has come,” the walrus said, “to talk of many things”

“The time has come,” the walrus said, “to talk of many things”

We’ve had a long and pleasant reprieve but it appears, unfortunately, that the mathematically challenged Jon Barton has regained his mojo. The Walrus is once again weighing in and sharing his regressive views in the local paper regurgitating industry talking points on fossil-fuel development and now blathering on about county governance. Barton has offered us […]

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