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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 […]

Take heart, Jordan Cove just another pipe dream

Take heart, Jordan Cove just another pipe dream

All ye who are disillusioned and angry at our politicians’ and bureaucrats’ craven licking of Jordan Cove’s boots, take heart; don’t work yourselves into any more lathers over a process that never intended to turn down even the nastiest industrial promotion imaginable. Neither should you have been surprised that those politicians who got your vote […]

Did the export-import bank shoot Jordan Cove in the foot?

Did the export-import bank shoot Jordan Cove in the foot?

As my devoted readers know, especially those who have read my magnum opus “The JOB Messiahs”, we have suffered a long train of economic atrocities inflicted by bumbling bureaucrats who imagined they were creating Economic Development (Ecodevo for short). Forty years of local economic history show that they have produced the exact opposite of what […]

The LNG prosperity myth

The LNG prosperity myth

Some of the progressive wins last Tuesday were ordinances crafted under a community rights model by local groups working with CELDF (Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund). Athens, OH banned fracking passing a rights based ordinance as did the California counties of San Benito and Mendocino, (my old stomping grounds). Not every rights based initiative was […]

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