Understand that the newsletter by Vancouver Energy (Tesoro-Savage), recently mailed to Clark County households, is nothing more than an advertising flier, a sales pitch. It is Big Oil trying to sell residents here on a huge crude oil terminal at our Port of Vancouver, something our community truly doesn't want, doesn't need and shouldn't have. The dollar and jobs figures shown are made-up ones; the public survey findings, alleging support, cannot be trusted. Does anyone seriously believe that a survey sponsored by Big Oil will return findings other than supporting Big Oil?
Rooted in gratitude for a good harvest, Thanksgiving is a day of togetherness and feasting for many Americans. Behind the scenes, however, the cornucopia of foods for which we give thanks is under siege, in part due to a new and widely used class of insecticides called neonicotinoids, or "neonics."
Here's an example of left-leaning, biased liberal news coverage. Recently, Fox News' Megyn Kelly's show ran several past clips of Dr. Jonathan Gruber, who helped design Obamacare. (He received nearly $400,000 for his work). He stated that to pass Obamacare, they could not be transparent because they required the Congressional Budget Office to favorably issue cost estimates, stating several times the American voter is stupid and could not understand the law. When caught, Gruber stated he was just talking off the cuff.
For a high school student such as myself, college is a popular path that can normally guarantee a well-paying job, something graduates will need in order to pay off the thousands of dollars of debt for a college education.
There are three people who we are so fortunate to have in our community. I just wanted to add a special recognition to the good article that was in The Columbian on Nov. 17, "Gypsy Spirit at the Kiggins Chamber Series' second event features Romani music."
Wrongly called wild fish are hatchery descendants. We are being guided so unfairly without real physical proof. Anglers are losing fishable areas for a sanctuary where more mythical salmon barely survive.
Any reassurance by oil companies, federal agencies, or politicians that we can quickly prevent oil train explosions is just another lie. If railroads knew how to prevent their hundreds of expensive accidents annually, they'd have done it long ago. You can fool politicians but you can't fool physics.
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