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Well, legion357 I never said I had a solution to the problems we face. I just feel people need to be aware of whats going on in their backyard as well as understand the role they play in contributing to the bigger picture. Being aware of the issues we face makes us more liable in our daily lives in how we use these energies and then we can turn around and hopefully educate others in making more economical, environmental as well as social changes that can benefit everyone, not just a few at the top.
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Well, for one, it will be good for the economy, as anyone can test to the need for more money in this day and age. Yet, for the view of the bigger picture as well as for the long run, fracking can ruin water wells as well as endanger the health of humans and animals. If you watch the documentary "GasLand" you will see what other people around the US have had to deal with in companies coming in, using fracking technology, and destroying lives in the process. It's just sad to see that people are quickly to turn to the almighty dollar without looking into the possible effects oil and gas companies have on people. Go educate yourself and watch "H2Oil", "Gas Hole", "Fracking Hell", "Crude" and other documentries that deal with the greed and corruption of companies that have only one thing on their mind...money.
Everyone that things fracking is the best for any community go watch the documentary "GasLand" which came out last year. Documentary deals with communities around the US that have had issues dealing with contaminated water wells, impacts to public health and other issues. This documentary talks about the process companies use to release gas, including using known carcinogens that can stay in the ground and seep into the water table as well as other problems that come up. Other documentaries that deal with the problems dealing with gas and oil companies that only car about one thing...money are "H2Oil", "Gas Hole", "Fracking Hell", "Crude" and others. But hey, if short term money consumes your love, then go for it. Just wait for the long term effects that may consume your family and friends. Wake up Call. If you want a copy of "Gasland" email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi kSmith saw that you posted comments dealing with Adgraphics, wondering if you can answer something for me. I use to print through Adgraphics and was looking to print again until I found about the business closing, which I'm sorry to hear for you guys. What will become of the customers (magazines, newspapers, etc) that you worked with? Will you guys be helping them look for other homes to get their publications printed? Also, wasn't most of the newspaper stock magazines and such printed at the Advocate? Will they still be able to work with some of the customers that print in newsprint? Just wondering, before I went with you guys I was looking in the surrounding cities and was glad to have found you locally. Anyway, any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Daaamn! Too bad it's going to be burned and all that money wasted. Hopefully in the not so distant future people will get their heads out of their asses and realize that legalizing weed will create income for the cities, counties, and states. Yet Texas is as backwards of a state as they come.
Haha, yeah I remember when the first 'metal' band Acridity played there. Ever since then I always seen that as a great venue for various things. I just cant understand how someone would see it as a storage unit and not as a great place for the community. It would have brought back so many memories for people seeing that marquee sign all lit up again.
But then again, that's the mindset of some of the people here in Victoria. Look what they did to Riverside back years ago.
A new era for Victoria is coming, lets just hope the same people, or like minded, don't further ruin this town.
Let's see how downtown comes into play next.
Very cute little interview you did there! Cheers!
Like I've mentioned before on other posts, downtown needs to be geared towards a night life district. You complain about parking and such, well that is during the day. At night its less congested. Bring in some live venues for music, shows, etc. Another restaurant or coffee shop, etc.
I remember back years ago when the club Ozone was around. It was interesting to note that the second floor area was vacant and the basement area was vacant. There could have been three businesses in the same general location. A little retail shop on one level, a club for bands, musicians, etc on another and a coffee house on another floor.
Gee people, it doesn't take much imagination to do this.
Hell I would if I had the money.
Downtown needs to be a night life district. Daytime traffic and business makes it too hectic for anything else. Bring in more music and live entertainment. There's already the children's museum that hosts a few things at night. There's that new jazz bar thats open on weekends. There's Downtown B&G that has live rock music. Throw in a few other venues, coffee shops, restaurants, etc.
Don't think any day time businesses or new businesses will be effective. My life and my business is at night. The last four out of five times I went downtown was after dark.
Why would anyone want to be out during the day!
The troubling thing is that all those ideas, thoughts, etc stay stuck in the mind and hardly get to see the light of day and germinate into outward expression.
In this day and age the freedom to think and create is over burdened with fear of money, job, etc leaving no room for creativity to flow.
Let your mind wander, and where it leads you, start physically walking!