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Laughing Water commented on There's hope for the future of our planet

Conservation and recycling are two essential facets to stopping mass extinction, but they can't succeed in isolation. For reliable, state-of-the-art information on the transformations happening in the building, energy and transportation sectors, not just in the U.S. but in other countries…

Laughing Water commented on There's hope for the future of our planet

John, you're right: people had nothing to do with the previous extinctions, meaning the great extinctions. The current great extinction, where the species loss is estimated to be a thousand times faster than normal, is in fact due to human activities. How and whether we can keep those act…

This is one more reason - and a really big one - to love Helena!

Laughing Water commented on America needs another political party

We already have third parties, although they generally aren't centrist or non-partisan, whatever that could possibly mean. Generally one or both of two things happen with third parties. One is that they cause shifts in the most-compatible major party that wants the votes the third party r…

Laughing Water commented on Montana can't count on Senator Daines

Unfortunately Montana CAN count on Steve Daines - to do the wrong thing. Our nation's founders did their utmost to create a system based on the premise that we are all created equal and have equal rights under the law. They did their best to create a system of checks and balances that wou…

Dennis, I love how your writings always make me see my surrounding community in new ways. Thank you.

Laughing Water commented on Bullock should be running for Senate

Running for the Senate could be Bullock's shortest path to the White House. As governor he has executive experience, and if he had legislative experience and serious immersion in national and international affairs, he'd be a much more convincing package. The qualification he most touts - …

Laughing Water commented on Montana delegation reacts to impeachment

Trump cheated his way into office with hush money, invited the Russians to assist his campaign, had has lawyer lie about his business in Russia even before he was inaugurated. That's only a fraction of the reasons I made up my own mind about Trump early on. Criticizing Democrats in Congre…

Laughing Water commented on Gianforte and Daines have lost their way

Bowing is equivalent to a handshake in many cultures. What's more important than a polite form of personal greeting is how Trump has lowered our nation, its principles and its institutions and openly admired and elevated authoritarian rulers even as they attack our institutions and our va…

Laughing Water commented on Vapor stores are not Big Tobacco

I appreciate the insight into small vaping businesses, but tell me, for every tearful witness whose life was "transformed," how many children became addicted to nicotine through vaping? If it's a treatment for tobacco addiction it should be classed as a medical device available by prescri…

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