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  •  or in Oregon banning field burning (4+ / 0-)
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    on the logic that the smoke and particulate matter is bad for human health, whereas without the ability to burn, farmers are forced to go to greater expense to use more pesticides, fertilizers, and till more, all of which could be harmful to humans and the environment, and they generally have to transition to less profitable crops.  That was a brilliant idea by urban legislators.

    ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

    by James Allen on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 06:19:44 PM PDT

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    •  Seems comparable (4+ / 0-)
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      And it's a shame, really.

    •  Why aren't people able to listen (0+ / 0-)

      to other people with open minds and make the best, most logical decision?

      "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

      by ArkDem14 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 12:56:17 AM PDT

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      •  Rigid ideologues are not know (0+ / 0-)

        For their listening ability. That goes for both sides of the isle.

        •  agreed (2+ / 0-)
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          both the Irish Sea and the Atlantic Ocean are guilty of it.

          Living in Kyoto-06 (Japan), voting in RI-01, went to college in IL-01.

          by sapelcovits on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 06:14:49 AM PDT

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        •  I've always thought of (0+ / 0-)

          the Democratic ideology to be more pluralistic and open-minded. I think it has to come down to the harsh rejection of progressive politics by rural voters, from almost their outset in the 1970s. The increasingly vitriolic and anti-urban mindset and culture cultivated in rural America is fostering an urban elite that are no longer interested in dealing with them at all, especially in states like Oregon where the urban cores control the state, and in Seattle. But there at least they have the excuse that it crosses partisan boundaries; they aren't dividing the Democratic party.

          "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

          by ArkDem14 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 11:22:33 AM PDT

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