Bob Rodger 
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Re: “Enough is enough!

I knew a woman once who was driving drunk and ran into a tree. In the hospital she seriously talked about cutting down the tree. It was the trees' fault.....These fires are increasing not just in California. Don't you remember British Columbia being ablaze just months ago? A million and a half acres this year......
Forty years ago Dr James Hanson (NASA's Goddard Institute) testified before congress that climate change will be our future unless we move to clean energy. That we can expect increased droughts and fires. Forty years ago the US Forest Service's budget for fire suppression was 17% of its budget. It is now over 60% and rising. This is not a coincidence. If you want to blame, please blame the cause, Global Warming. Its caused by us, and there are solutions. Cutting down forests are part of the problem not the solution.

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Posted by Bob Rodger on 11/15/2018 at 10:50 AM

Re: “County measure to ban fracking and oil drilling fails

The oil companies won the right to expand and frack. The people of San Luis Obispo have given them permission to put our water in jeopardy and expand the pollution of our ground water. Who won this contest? I think we all loss.

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Posted by Bob Rodger on 11/08/2018 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Measure G campaigns clash as opposition spends millions

Mr Reason, fishermen have overfished and have caused the collapse of fisheries in the past. Where are the abalone fishermen that helped build Morro Bay? Where are the Pismo Clams today?..... We now have marine sanctuaries in place that help sustain both fish and fishermen. Nobody took away their fishing poles, but fishermen are not allowed to fish in these sanctuaries. Measure G says that you can continue pumping oil from your existing wells until your field runs dry. You just can't use acid injection and other enhance techniques and you cannot expand. You know that to be true.....Oil production uses large amounts of water and pollutes. We want our water to be unpolluted and used good of the people of the county, and for endeavors really do support our economy such as agriculture and tourism.

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Posted by Bob Rodger on 11/04/2018 at 4:51 AM

Re: “Measure G campaigns clash as opposition spends millions

Mr Reason.... Can I call you Voice? Dear Voice, does a having a fishing license gives you the right to fish with dynamite because you would catch fish faster? I'm sure its been done, but less greedy, smarter minds made it illegal. Because of the relatively new technology of fracking and enhanced extraction, we the people of San Luis Obispo County are saying no you do not have the right to explode (fracture rock) in order to extract oil faster. I would hope reason would prevail.......vote yes on G, and be part of a more responsible future.

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Posted by Bob Rodger on 11/02/2018 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Tricky politics

Mr Shredder, I agree with you. Spin, hypocrisy, and outright lying have become the new norm. Its wearisome. I have received those false slate fliers from No on G. This feels real close to home. The oil companies wouldn't need such tactics if their claims were honest. I'm voting yes on G because our water should be protected.

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Posted by Bob Rodger on 11/01/2018 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Measure G campaigns clash as opposition spends millions

If the No on G campaign had the Truth on its side it wouldn't need to mislead voter and use dirty tricks.....Last week I received a mailer from"Coalition for Seniors Citizens Security" on the same day that my daughter received a voter guide from "the Council of of Concerned Women Voter Legislative Guide and " Feel the Bern, Progressive voter Guide" All advocated a Democratic candidate slate, but with No on measure G. All these organizations used the same address in Long Beach California. This unethical practice of stealing votes through deception should be made illegal. There are laws that try to protect people from scams when it comes to stealing money....stealing votes is equally reprehensible in a democracy.

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Posted by Bob Rodger on 11/01/2018 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Fact-check, Al Fonzi

After reading Fred's response I took his advise and looked up the "climate depot" Its founder Marc Morano has a degree in political science. He worked for Rush Limbaugh before going to work in the Bush administration to try to suppress scientific reporting on climate change. Add working on the false "Swift Boat" accusations to his credentials and you have a good idea of what kind of information he is peddling.......Tom, I cannot do my own research I don't have my own satellites, and observation facilities around the world. I havn't spent my life in study of climate, and I don't have combined experience and peer revue of a scientific community. Instead, I will listen to them. They say that Global Warming is real, its happening now, and our use of carbon based fuels is causing it.........p.s. Yesterday Canada announced that they will be instituting a national $15.00 per ton Carbon Fee and Dividend program to combat Global Warming starting in January of next year. Hats off to this wise and courageous decision.

Posted by Bob Rodger on 10/25/2018 at 9:54 AM

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