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Old 10-28-2003   #41
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If you believe that many wars will be fought in the near future over water, I think you can expand that statement to resources and most wars are fought over these. Religion is just generally used as a way to excite the masses to take the resources. If population growth continues unchecked then it only makes sense that more people, less resources are going to lead to conflict.

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Old 10-29-2003   #42
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State Ref. A - Bonds for Water Projects

If you are a boater make sure you get out and vote against Ref A by next Tuesday's election. Also, make a point, to remind another boater voter, that they need to do the same thing.

If Ref A passes and the 4 billon becomes available for water storage projects you can be sure that your future Colorado boating experiences will decline, including:

1. You will live in a state (similiar to areas of California now) where many rivers run only at 30cfs all year long.

2. You will lose a few existing runs under some of these future water storage projects.

3. Water developers, not nature, will decide when you get to boat (ie; turn the water on).

4. The biological health of our creeks and rivers will decline. Waterways thrive with naturally and consistent seasonal flows, not with artifically scheduled dam releases related to human consumption and politics.

5. Ultimately, more stored water, means more population growth for Colorado.

Let the water flow to California.

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Old 10-29-2003   #43
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anyone have an idea of how the non boating community is voting. all who i talk to and try to convince either dont vote, for which i have been hounding them to at least go and vote no on A, or they dont know what it is all about. it seems the uninformed voter would vote yes thinking more water for CO must be good. hopefully this is not the case and we have been informing enough people how shitty it is. i know people in my classes are tired of me hounding them to vote and vote no. guess i'm just looking for how much more hasselling i need to do. death to anyone who votes yes!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-29-2003   #44
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I was surprised that the Independent here in Colorado Springs recommended a no vote. Pleasantly surprised of course. Havent seen any other articles on it.
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Old 11-01-2003   #45
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anyone have an idea of how the non boating community is voting
The Pueblo Cheiftan published results (Wed 10/29) of a POLL showing Pueblo voters are against A. Also, the Denver Post (Thu 10/30?) showed similar results. I didn't have the opportunity to read the Colo Springs Gazette this week, so I don't know about their poll. These are only polls though, not votes. This will be close. Be sure to make time to Vote NO on A.

Also, Dave Karan posted an interesting discussion on A; see under "Paddle Clubs" or use the link below:

Yes I am a pirate, two hundred years too late. The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder. I'm an over forty victim of fate.
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