Fossil Free CU engages in hypocrisy, and more

 

A LITTLE MORE ACCOUNTABILITY, A LITTLE LESS ENABLING

By Max R. Weller

See the Feel Good story in the Daily Camera: CU-Boulder students camp out to draw attention to fossil-fuel divestment movement.

University of Colorado students and community members march during a sit-in at the Norlin Quad on Tuesday to encourage the Board of Regents to divest from

University of Colorado students and community members march during a sit-in at the Norlin Quad on Tuesday to encourage the Board of Regents to divest from fossil fuels. (Jeremy Papasso / Staff Photographer)

My online comment on the DC website (subject to review by their website administrator; who knows why?) is copied below:

As I passed by the protesters’ campsite this morning, on Norlin Quad right in front of the west entrance to Norlin Library, I yelled out to the three youngsters who were still there: “HEY, Fossil Free CU, your tents are made from petroleum products! But, as long as you Feel Good about yourselves, it’s okay.” I’ll be chuckling all day long . . .

Snow is in the forecast. However, the prediction of 5 inches accumulation makes no sense at all coupled with temps not expected to get below 30 degrees overnight, and be well above freezing in the daytime. Am I missing something here?

Here’s an ad from A&P in my old hometown newspaper, and I’m guessing it’s forty years old:

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(Facebook photo by Todd A. Good)

The latest news from Karluk Manor, the Housing First facility in Anchorage, AK, from the Alaska Dispatch News: Walker calls potential Karluk Manor closure . . . My online comment to the ADN website (using a Facebook login, of course) follows here:

Didn’t Alaska Dispatch News recently run an in-depth report on street alcoholics, which contained a reference to eleven (11) Karluk Manor residents having died (both on and off the premises) since this Housing First facility opened in December, 2011? How in the world can anyone consider this a successful outcome? And the Housing First advocates EVERYWHERE are big on using “funny math” — they’re trying the same thing here in Boulder, CO by ignoring the upfront costs of the new facility (well over $6 million for just 31 units at 1175 Lee Hill) and the ongoing operating costs (probably in excess of $500,000 per year). Savings are an illusion. More to the point, HF clients are dying!

Tonight at my campsite: Chester’s fried chicken from King Soopers.

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