Tioga Pass slated to open Saturday

Caltrans press release:

Mono County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has re-opened State Route 120 (west) – Tioga Pass Road, to the East Yosemite Park Entrance Gate. State Route 120 is closed beyond this point. Users can access State Route 120 for recreational activities from the junction of US 395 at Lee Vining up to the park entrance closure gate.


State Route 120, Tioga Pass was closed over the weekend due to the recent storms.

Yosemite Park officials have indicated to Caltrans that Tioga Pass through the Park will open on Saturday, May 11th, dependent on the weather.

For the latest in highway information please visit Caltrans QuickMap site at quickmap.dot.ca.gov or call our Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).

For the safety of workers and other motorists, please Slow For the Cone Zone and Move Over where possible.


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82 Responses to Tioga Pass slated to open Saturday

  1. John May 17, 2013 at 7:43 am #

    Well, there’s a couple of things I would say: First, even if geenhouse gases aren’t that much of a problem, the oceans are being polluted. Secondly, there are issues with our local government. A little more “Think globally act locally”, would be a good thing.

  2. Tom O. May 16, 2013 at 9:59 pm #

    2 heads of the IRS resigning. Hmmmmm more far right?

    • Where's your candidate May 17, 2013 at 9:23 am #

      Once again, when the far-right can come up with a front-runner the country can get solidly behind, I may even vote for them. (I worship no party).
      Until then, I agree with the current GOP leaders in keeping their distance from the Palins, Becks and Bachmanns.

      • Wayne Deja May 17, 2013 at 7:53 pm #

        Where’s your candidate…..I might have the answer to your question….I noticed last week Dennis Rodman was bad-mouthing President Obama on a news network and story..If anyone doesn’t know who Dennis Rodman is,please “google” it…Anyway,I’ve got a Republican ticket in 2016 that they can run with….Dennis Rodman for President !!!!…and his running mate ?…How about Sarah “momma grizzly ” Palin….America’s “New” comeback team !!!…sad thing is….It wouldn’t suprise me…

        • Big AL May 18, 2013 at 12:30 am #

          OMG Wayne .. really? Dennis Rodman? I don’t know about that LOL … Yeah not surprising.

  3. Tom O. May 16, 2013 at 9:57 pm #

    ooh good point….. I take it back…fool

    • J-Frog May 17, 2013 at 10:19 am #

      Anybody that reverts to childish name calling should go back to the childish social circles where it is accepted, not on the comment section of a blogging site. If you can’t get your point across, name calling isn’t helping.

  4. salblaster May 16, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    uh oh. tom o called it like he see’s it, now he’s gona get called all kinds of nasty names.

    • Calls it like neocon pundits do May 17, 2013 at 10:18 am #

      Sorry, salblaster.
      Tom O calls it like Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck and Coulter see it.
      And it’s always the same story with those with minds of their caliber –
      “Liberals (aka Democrats) are the Devil!”
      Thank God I live in oh-so-wonderfully liberal California!

      • Big AL May 17, 2013 at 7:06 pm #

        Sorry Dr. Facts .. He called it as he sees it, and you call him all sorts of things for saying how he feels, that is the fashion … you don’t like what someone says … slam them and try to denounce them.

    • Big AL May 17, 2013 at 7:04 pm #

      Exactly salblaster.

  5. Tom O. May 16, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

    Nightly, I watch Rachel Maddow, Al Sharpton, Chris Matthews, the guy that looks like Maddow, and some other stone faced guy [Laurence Odonnell.]….spew out the hate and lies ever single day so dont act like it only comes from the right.Limbaugh hasnt been significant since the Lewinsky stain. I dont know if you are aware but there is a thing called satellite radio and all of the terrestrial radios stars are done. Limbaugh’s numbers have gotten so low that they shouldn’t matter.HES ON AM RADIO. And in most of this website’s fan area doesnt pick up AM…..oh wait,maybe not , he gets more numbers than all of the above combined…someones listening. To bring up an implied reference to the Nazis is truely an act of the misinformed[when your losing the argument, called the other person a Nazi]..From what I know, Obama’s CIA is spying on journalists,Obama is killing American Citizens in foreign countries w/ out fair trial w/ unmanned robots/drones. Obama’s IRS is going after targeted political opponents. Kind of sounds like something a dictator or ole Adolfhimself did last century doesnt it?. But its Rush Limbaugh’s silly AM radio show that’ s a threat to our freedoms right? or perhaps, maybe blame it on ..BUSH? Give me a break.

    • Wayne Deja May 16, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

      Tom O….With your above post,you sound like a VERY angry man…..

      • Big AL May 16, 2013 at 9:38 pm #

        No Wayne, I don’t see anger, I see frustration with seeing how stupid things get at time, and so complicated.

        I totally get how he feels, I think we all … to some extent, feel frustration with things.

        • Source of frustration? May 17, 2013 at 9:18 am #

          Big Al, are you referring to the frustration of invading a country (in search of WMDs that were non-existent) and bankrupting the U.S. trying to pay for that mistake?

        • J-Frog May 17, 2013 at 10:09 am #

          @Big Al @Tony C. @Tom O. We need consensus on getting money out of politics! It’s not a Right Vs Left battle its a right and left battle (united battle). So its best to stop letting mainstream news “fuel your fury” For all you that favor right over left look at what the http://www.Wolf-PAC.com groups are doing in red states like Texas and Minnesota. Seriously folks we are in this together and this fight is a united fight, Republicans and Democrats are hurting the country, this two party system is hurting our country and we can’t change that until we Get Money Out of politics! And yes, I am angry, I understand what is at stake!

    • A simple question for Tom O. May 16, 2013 at 6:06 pm #

      Tom O.
      You seem well-versed on the subject of the far-right.
      Hate to break this to you but the far-right dominates talk-radio.
      Who started it all?
      Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but can you be so kind as to give an explanation as to why the GOP has officially distanced itself from the far-right?

      • Tony Cumia May 16, 2013 at 10:02 pm #

        And who dominates the so called news on the big 4 networks? Hardly the right, Id say thats balance……….?

      • J-Frog May 17, 2013 at 7:40 am #

        Tom O.
        That’s where you went WRONG! You can’t give any faith in the “establishment media” you can’t allow that to fill in the blank for anything, as if you are getting the whole story (I personally can’t stand all the neutrality, we need more people asking the right questions, not this business as usual theme we see). It’s not in the establishment medias best interest to give us all sides of the story, the 1% loves seeing the division in the country since it allows them to continue with the destruction of our MotherEarth at there gain and OUR loss.

        • Big AL May 17, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

          They want division Jerry .. the name of the game, keep everyone divided, pissed off at each other and everything that is going on. Then they can do what they want when no one is looking, because they are too busy pissing and moaning about everyone and everything. It’s all a game.

          • J-Frog May 17, 2013 at 9:10 pm #

            Yep. And we can slap that big bully back with the Wolf-PAC plan. I swear I am gonna keep shoving it in y’alls face’s, and good thing about Wolf-PAC is you can help without having to contribute with $$$, just research and giving some time to see how you can help..

          • Big AL May 18, 2013 at 12:26 am #

            Yeah .. it just takes action! Jackson!

    • J-Frog May 17, 2013 at 7:44 am #

      Give me a Break Tom O. I go back and I look at old G.H.W Bush clips and I wonder how the heck he got in office and how he stayed in? And remember the surplus we had when he came into office? Let get this straight! it was the bush tax cuts! deregulation of Banks and Wall st. (risky derivatives) that got us in this mess! UNDER BUSH’S WATCH! Oh wait I can’t forget 2 UNFUNDED wars!! Now go on about OBAMA?

      • J-Frog May 17, 2013 at 2:17 pm #

        the dislikes are in denial! Or just hating, plain and simple. .

        • Big AL May 17, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

          Say what you want about the dislikes, you won’t please everyone, and if the consensus is showing one way or the other, it is a pretty good indication where people stand in relation to what you’re saying, what anyone is saying, and how it is said. Just saying.

          • J-Frog May 17, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

            Yeah that’s true, also have to take into account the audience, I mean when you look at last year’s presidential election, and how inyo county voted, they were in line with how alabama voted “just saying”. At least mono county is more in line with California. In that same election prop 37, remember that one when we could have made food companies labeled them if they contained GMO’s? Well that vote count was despicable! Just goes to show you the influence the big campaign donations made on the “no on prop 37 adds” they had way more money then the yes side, and was a benefit to us but a hassle for the corporations, and they led I think it was 75-80% of inyo county to vote for the establisments best interest! I mean come on Big Al that’s a problem? ?

          • Big AL May 18, 2013 at 12:25 am #

            Umm .. in line with Alabama? What does that mean? .. What does Inyo counties vote have to do in relation to how Alabama and California voted, er the rest of California, including Mono County?

            If it led to the establishment’s interest as you say, then that just shows how the vote came out on the matter.

            I mean, if you feel there was that much influence from … the establishment. Then there would have been a reflection of that state wide, not just isolated to Inyo county.

            I think, the make of of the populations of both counties, is very simular in like mindedness. As is the case in so many times .. something made a difference in one of the two counties, I don’t think it was any kind of influence.

            So where’s the problem then?

          • J-Frog May 18, 2013 at 12:31 pm #

            @Big Al,
            Thanks for your time and piece of mind.
            The statistics on how the people voted in the election percentage wise were in line with each other, for example, I recollect inyo voted around 75% (what was his name again) oh yeah Mr. “Corporations are people my friend” Willard “mitt” Romoney. And 25% voted for Barry, about same as Alabama the way the whole state voted. So you get what I meant with mono in relation to Cali.
            So here’s the problem,
            You get citizens united, corporations=people, unlimited funding from various rich guys on campaigns, the influence big money can have in the courts and for lobbyists, you get all that mumbo jumbo right? So with prop 37 that was a win for the people, especially for those who want to know what they are eating. Butthe food industries and gmo labs and all the established organizations it affected in a bad way ($$$) poured like 7 times the money in the no campaign and it was enough to convince a majority of California and like 80% of inyo county. “Yuck”…that’s a problem. The corruptive influence of money runs deep..we need free and fair elections, and we need our Republic/Democracy back to the People!

          • J-Frog May 18, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

            Prop 37 failed because most of us saw so many no campaign ads it worked to convince a high majority to vote no when a yes was a clear win. All that money poured into campaigns from bigdonors allows those campaigns and candidates to have the resources to have billboards, money to run ad after ad, and “We the People” loose by way of shooting ones self in foot..

  6. It can't happen here? May 16, 2013 at 10:04 am #

    Tom O.
    I feel your pain. A lot of angry people are gravitating to this blog with subtle and not-so-subtle political party propaganda.

    If you look at the first posting, you will notice the subject matter was instantly changed. And so the political war ensues.

    Unfortunately, EVERYTHING today is of a political nature. The country is clearly divided with one group taking the lead and extremely aggressive about it. I’m not so sure simply ignoring this group (that is clearly anti-government) is wise.
    The ignoring of certain groups lead to the rise of ultra-nationalism, racism and fascism during pre-World War II Germany – and we all know how quickly that situation got out of control.

  7. ferdinand lopez May 16, 2013 at 9:09 am #

    bust out your hairspray and oversized sport utilities,im fishing the lakes basin in may!!!

  8. Tom O. May 16, 2013 at 7:09 am #

    Tioga Pass is open….but a has- been conservative radio talk host is what bunches up everyones panties……..Mono County has a new sheriff, but Mr Limbaugh wants to destroy the country. June Mountain is re-opening next season, but evil ‘neocons’ want to force children to smoke cigarettes and pollute the streams. A disgraced doctor took his own life under accusations of child molestation, But Anne Coulter doesnt like Obama. Cmon people,stay on subject. Its getting old.

  9. johnjcampnfish May 14, 2013 at 7:48 pm #

    I’ll believe it’s a crisis when the people who say it is a crisis treat it like a crisis.
    Anybody believe that Al Gore’s carbon footprint is smaller today than it was when he wrote Earth in the Balance?

    • Conservatives against environmentalists May 15, 2013 at 10:36 am #

      “We should be fingerprinting environmentalists..”

      Conservative spokesperson, Ann Coulter

      • Bachmann for President? May 16, 2013 at 1:05 pm #

        MICHELE BACHMANN CLAIMED THAT CARBON DIOXIDE IS ‘HARMLESS’: In 2008, a Stanford scientist revealed “direct links” between increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and “increases in human mortality” — globally, he found that as many as “20,000 air-pollution-related deaths per year per degree Celsius may be due to this greenhouse gas.” The next year, Bachmann, who is not a scientist, said that “carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful. But there isn’t even one study that can be produced that shows that carbon dioxide is a harmful gas.”

        • Tony Cumia May 16, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

          then stop breathing please, just stop..btw are you a scientist?

          • more racism from the right May 17, 2013 at 10:48 am #

            Tony Cumia (as this blogger calls himself) is yet another shock jock of the conservative talk-radio circuit. He is clearly racist and his far-right fans (who have always had a gigantic problem with black presidents being elected) .

            A White, Christian Nation is their credo.

          • J-Frog May 17, 2013 at 2:15 pm #

            It’s not like the skeptics take the scientist word’s into account anyways.

          • Big AL May 17, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

            Dr. Facts .. you seem to be the only racist here, making the biggest stink about racism, in your delivery.

  10. J-Frog May 14, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    Yeah we all could use some review on Physics, Geography, and common sense.
    And stop thinking we can continue to make up the rules as we go.
    Humans stink!!

  11. Millenium Mike May 14, 2013 at 8:52 am #

    Steve –
    your “listening to Rush” comment is quite telling (Emphasis on the word Rush).
    First-name basis, eh?
    What does that tell you, Steve?
    And I know, I know, “Nobody ever listens to Rush … you dirty liberal, you!”

    • What conservatives promote May 14, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

      “My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times building.”

      “God gave us the earth. We have dominion over the plants, the animals, the trees. God said, “Earth is yours. Take it. Rape it. It’s yours.”

      – Another wacked-out conservative spokesperson, Ann Coulter.

      • Desert Tortoise May 15, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

        If Ann Coulter looked like Ruth Bader Ginsberg no one would give her the time of day.

  12. Desert Tortoise May 13, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

    No new news today, just the same stuff that has been here all weekend. Is Bennet Kessler ok?

    • Benett Kessler May 29, 2013 at 6:29 pm #

      I’ve been on vacation! Back now.

      • Curious May 30, 2013 at 7:49 am #

        Just wanted to say that,,, I for one am glad to have you back. You were missed.

        Hope you had a great vacation!

  13. Steve May 13, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

    You’ve been listening to Rush since 1994? You need to turn off your radio now and stop this obsession. Go throw a frisbee or something. Fresh air and sunlight will do you some good.

    • Limbaugh speaks to you May 14, 2013 at 5:36 am #

      The obsession you speak of are those posters (probably you included) who champion
      that drug-riddled, clinically obese “people-hater adored by people- haters” – Gerry Spence, attorney, and whose postings sound exactly like this far-right fascist icon.

      Otherwise, you would simply ignored any criticism directed towards this monster who is bent on further division in the country and simply move on. But you clearly cannot. And there lies the danger of the growing amount of government-hating the U.S. today where incidents like Oklahoma City, Boston, Unibomber, etc. are becoming commonplace.

      • Tourbillon May 14, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

        “This monster who is bent on further division in the country”. Sir, please do not slander President Obama in such a vulgar way.

        • Terrific impression, Tourbillon May 15, 2013 at 5:25 am #

          Sorry Tourbillon –
          The country, and in fact the GOP in general is wise to the destructive nature of the Neoconservative movement (which Timothy McVeigh was a part of) and playing cute trying to emulate of its heroes Rush Limbaugh or Ann Coulter is flying only with minds of their caliber.
          Sorry you’re offended by the exposition of your talk-radio icon.
          Why do think the GOP is distancing itself from this ilk?

        • Millennium Mike May 15, 2013 at 8:28 am #

          Oh, please, Tourbillon!

          Your sly attack on the president of the United States (and government in general) is the very same BS attacks that Limbaugh has been pulling on the Democratic Party since the Clinton era when the word “liberal” was first demonized and used as a catch-all for the neocons us v them childish nonsense.

          Grow up!

          • Tourbillon May 15, 2013 at 7:19 pm #

            Your insouciant if not scurrilous attack on my defense of our President is risky, to say the least. I can only hope you do not find yourself the subject of a politically motivated IRS audit, or have your phones tapped as was the AP’s. Nonetheless, you have my respect for speaking truth to power.

          • Big AL May 16, 2013 at 9:59 pm #

            Right on Tourbillon!

  14. Big AL May 13, 2013 at 9:48 am #

    Most of the climate change is due to what nature is doing, what the earth is doing in this cycle. Man is not the blame for it, what we do is not helping anything, that is for sure.

    Our impact has to have some consequence, it can not be that what we do does not make an impact. But it is not on the magnitude that some try to shove down our throats.

    What people who are promoting green house effects want us all to believe is that we alone are making this happen. That is BS! I don’t have to post links and all of that, all people have to do is study natural history and report the truth in it, not the BS agendas that they believe in and want to make everyone believe.

    The evidence is in the natural history to be found all around us such as tree rings, polar ice, rock strata. What some people love to do is use that evidence in a distorted way, to pull the wool over people’s eyes who do not have a true understanding of the natural evidence.

    Conclusions of reports made by people who study it and want to believe that it is due in large part by man’s behavior and activities.
    Yes, you can interject that though, into the evidence, make a conclusion as such because you see that we are in a cycle of natural history, where the climate is changing radically. But then, you can either ignore that fact that there were other radical changes in climate cycles, or you can see it for the truth before your eyes, and report that this is a natural cycle unusual from most others.

    It’s all in how you see it, and what your agenda is. The fact does remain, that we are making an impact on nature, we are causing some change, but it is not the magnitude that some feel it is, again, the evidence is there, if one chooses to be impartial and report it as such.

    We do have to make changes in how we operate, how we live on this planet. no doubt! But be truthful about it.

    • Ken Warner May 14, 2013 at 7:11 am #

      Lots of words. Empty assertions with no data or supporting evidence to back up your assertions. Look up the definition of B.S.

      • Big AL May 15, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

        Ken I obviously know what the definition of BS is, I wonder if you do? You can post all the links you want on slanted studies for either side, but the evidence is right in front of us not in some BS study or report.

    • Desert Tortoise May 14, 2013 at 7:32 am #

      Pull your head out Big Al. There is no way that man is not responsible for the degree of climate change we are experiencing. Go to LA Harbor and look at the green cloud hovering over that port due to all the cargo ships running their engines. There is a smog bank, for lack of a better term, that covers southern Pakistan and western India that is visible from space. In China flights sometimes have to be diverted or cancelled because the air pollution reduces visibility to the point where even modern instrument equipped airliners cannot make a safe approach to a landing. Watch the San Joaquin Valley smog roll out of Tehachapi Pass past Mojave and spread out into the desert sometime. Look at the brown haze over Searles Valley from the coal fired power plant there (Searles Valley Minerals claims they capture the CO2 for use in their industrial processes but the brown skies bely their claims). You have to be willfully and deliberately ignorant to think mankind is not slowly but surely ruining this planet. But then the whole modern conservative movement is a grand celebration of ignorance. How else could high school educated drug additcted radio djs like Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck be spokeflunkies for that movement.

      • Mark May 14, 2013 at 10:58 am #

        “You have to be willfully and deliberately ignorant to think mankind is not slowly but surely ruining this planet.”

        I absolutely agree. As I’ve said before a little birth control would go a long ways.

        Bring on the Bird Flu, the World is over populated.

      • Big AL May 15, 2013 at 5:22 pm #

        Desert tortoise .. after you …

        I did not say we are not responsible for it, if you read my post more than just glancing over it, you will find that I stated we are in part responsible for it, but nature is doing it’s thing for the most part, and people do not want to believe that, they seem to just believe people who are slanting the evidence for their agendas.

        Again read my post, especially the last sentence, but here it is for you, if you can not find it.

        “We do have to make changes in how we operate, how we live on this planet. no doubt! But be truthful about it.”

        We are starting to see how much evidence is falsified and slanted to fit the ultra green initiative’s agenda. People out right lie and slander and even go so far as to harm people over this issue, on both sides.

        I am not falsifying anything or slanting it, I am just presenting the truth how I see it. I don’t have an agenda unless you want to call it the truth.

        Yes the truth is .. what we are doing is not good, we have to change, but we need to be real about it and not extreme.

        • J-Frog May 16, 2013 at 11:14 am #

          Big Al, Yes we have to be real about, but first we need to come to a consensus that we have a problem. Most of the developed countries have their perspective of whats going on with the planet and how it is utilized, Unfortunately our general public is so polarized and under the trance that the corruptive influence of money has on the way things are introduced and portrayed.
          You say we need to be real about it and not extreme, but we are at that point where extreme is the only way we can get out of this extreme conflict going on. The extreme conflict we have created against MotherEarth and our very own Life supporting systems we need to sustain our own existence.
          We need consensus Big Al, but the influence of money has the biggest strangle hold on “We The People” it’s not even funny “it’s time to get mad about it!”
          Here is my “Did you Know for the Day” (LOL)
          The top 6 banks in the US control about 60%of the GDP (gross domestic product) Who of the 99% actually is behind banks and the lucrative nature they uphold, besides our BOUGHT congress?
          Before we can have truths the corruptive influence of money needs to be addressed so the hidden agendas and crony capitalism we have can be put in check! http://www.Wolf-PAC.com
          And people talk about what is going on is Natural? Yes MotherEarth has her ways of dealing with all the extra CO2 in the air “Naturally” but how it was introduced to the atmosphere and how we aren’t aligned with the natural order of natures laws is up for debate. I don’t know about y’all, but I am going with the way MotherEarth deals with things as more natural, and not humans and what only humans do as more of a natural.. we are apart of nature we don’t dictate nature!

          • Big AL May 16, 2013 at 9:51 pm #

            Right on bro .. I totally get what you’re saying. And one thing I did not give mention to, is what we are doing globally.

            There is a lot of truth out there, a lot of it involves what we are doing with the planet’s environment. As I have stated, I feel we are contributing to warming, there is no doubt. And we do .. have to change the way we operate.

            I don’t say we do not need to overlook things either. But, there is an urgency to make things right, and be concise about it. We have to be truthful about it.

            Truth is something that is going away!

            We can’t afford to let the current trends to keep going sour.

    • Charles O. Jones May 14, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

      With all due respect,
      I put much greater faith in the opinions of the vast majority of experts in the field of climate science than I do in the opinion of a guy on the internet named Big Al.

      And if you really want to look at those with an agenda, how those corporations that make billions and billions of dollars selling us fossil fuels? Do you think they might have an interest that goes beyond what’s actually best for the planet in the long term? Just maybe?

      Perhaps that’s why they’ve funded many studies and individuals in attempts to undermine the scientific community on this issue.

      • Us vs Them is getting old May 14, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

        Charles O. Jones –

        I think Big Al means well, and sincerely believes he is making a contribution to society. But judging from his postings (sounding remarkably like Limbaugh, Beck, et. al ) he has gone down that lonely road a lot of boomers have sadly gone down and gets his “Facts” from conservative talk-radio that dominates the airwaves of America today.
        Their non-stop message of “us vs them” is growing tiresome and its good to see so many left-leaning thinkers out there willing to butt heads with the twisted assumptions of minds of those of their caliber.

        What other choice is there?

        • Big AL May 15, 2013 at 5:47 pm #

          Yeah Dr. Facts .. keep the us vs. then message coming brother you do better that Limbaugh can ever imagine. You tow are cut from the same mold, and neither of you realize it.

          I just wonder where you get that us vs. them message in my posts? Good job though .. you are a master of division.

          • Big AL May 16, 2013 at 9:40 pm #

            Typos! ughh

      • Big AL May 15, 2013 at 5:43 pm #

        Well Charles, yeah .. you might do that, but in my opinion, I wouldn’t put much stock in those who lie about the climate change, for either side.

        You are pointing a direction at a good target in referring to the big corporations. Of course they have a big agenda .. business as usual, make tons of money.

        You can also point a finger at the folks like Al Gore who have stood to profit immensely from the green game. People do not want to mention that fact, after all Al is a crusader for the environment (yeah right).

        Al Gore made everyone believe that the climate change is totally caused by our activities, he even received a Nobel prize for it. So everyone believes he is the green savior. And they believe the lies and half truths.

        I could post links here, but I don’t have to, the truth speaks for itself, Al Gore is vested in green technologies, that is why he put on a good show for it.

        He is not alone in it, there are several people who have done the same … cashed in on the green.

        One of the reasons this state is going so broke is the intensity that it has gone with in making everything green. So many things that we have to do, to make it green, it all costs money! Money is a big profit in green technologies.

        Putting waddles around piles of dirt at construction sites, just one small example, yet it costs big bucks annually. We’re talking just plain dirt, not contaminated with anything, not piles of asphalt or concrete. dirt and rocks, what is going to run off of dirt and rocks, that can harm the environment? In the case of sediment ruin off, I could see that, but we’re talking about … any pile of dirt and rocks, not even placed where run off is an issue.

        This all costs money, a fair amount of these measures are needed, there is no denying that, but then, why is it we have to buy extra waddles, extra tarps, plastic sheeting .. etc .. to protect a pile of dirt and rocks, why do we have to pay the labor on this, and we hardly have a pot to piss in right now.

        Things like this is why green is not so good as it is touted to be. Green is needed, but green has to have common sense!

  15. Ken Warner May 13, 2013 at 8:57 am #

    You can play all the word games you want. Humans — not hominids — have been on Earth about 200,000 years. There are CO2 studies going back much further — if you bother to do the research. So yes, highest levels in human history.

    And yes, CO2 levels have been at 3000ppm. But that was before most life forms existed. Again, do the research.


    “During the Middle Miocene (the time period approximately 14 to 20 million years ago), carbon dioxide levels were sustained at about 400 parts per million, which is about where we are today,” Tripati said. “Globally, temperatures were 5 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit warmer, a huge amount.”

    • Big AL May 17, 2013 at 7:12 pm #

      Again .. do all of the research … not just want you want to show everyone and make them believe.

  16. Such stupidity from the Right May 12, 2013 at 8:30 pm #

    In 1994 Rush Limbaugh declared, “There is no global warming going on,” adding that scientists “admit” they “may need 20 years more data to prove it.” Since then, Limbaugh has managed to shield his brain from 18 years of mounting evidence that humans are changing the climate. “Science has made enormous inroads in understanding climate change and its causes,” according to the National Research Council’s latest report assessing the state of climate science. “There is a strong, credible body of evidence, based on multiple lines of research, documenting that climate is changing and that these changes are in large part caused by human activities,” the report said.

  17. Tourbillon May 12, 2013 at 4:28 pm #

    400 ppm is low by geologic historical standards. Earth has had 3000 ppm or more.


  18. Tony Cumia May 12, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    the article about gases is RECORDED history..not human history

  19. Tony Cumia May 12, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    http://news.yahoo.com/ice-cores-reveal-green-arctic-231408238.html….Ken,if only those damn volcanos stopped spewing all this gas

  20. Ken Warner May 12, 2013 at 7:18 am #

    Climate warming greenhouse gas reaches 400 parts per million for the first time in human history


    “The 400ppm threshold is a sobering milestone and should serve as a wake up call for all of us to support clean energy technology and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, before it’s too late for our children and grandchildren,” said Tim Luekerz”

    Professor Bob Watson, former IPCC chair and UK government chief scientific adviser, said: “Passing 400ppm of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is indeed a landmark and the rate of increase is faster than ever and shows no sign of abating due to a lack of political committment to address the urgent issue of climate change – the world is now most likely committed to an increase in surface temperature of 3C-5C compared to pre-industrial times.”

    The Keeling Curve


    • Wayne Deja May 12, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

      Ken….NO WAY…The scientists doing this report are wrong….know how I know ?….Sarah Palin,Glen Beck ,Rush Limbaugh and FOX NEWS says it’s wrong !!!

      • The far-right is a menace to society May 13, 2013 at 10:59 am #

        Wayne Deja –
        There is clearly a weird movement going on in America today. To some, its become “patriotic” to stick one’s head deeply in the sand and resist any change whatsoever. Psychologists have been studying this far-right mindset for years and
        it is wise to confront this backward mentality every inch of the way.
        Those who you have mentioned above are a dangerous element to our society and culture.

        • J-Frog May 14, 2013 at 11:58 am #

          Amen to all of that!
          We are all a dangerous to our culture and society if we continue to not feel the urgency to take action TODAY!
          But again people will always fear social change due to anxiety of self preservation.
          Humans are having a effect on our MotherEarth! Only some profit from the bias belief’s that whats taking place is all natural, sad part is people follow suit like “good lil sheep”.

          • Just what is it conservatives are conserving? May 15, 2013 at 10:32 am #

            “The ethic of conservation is the explicit abnegation of man’s dominion over the Earth. The lower species are here for our use. God said so: Go forth, be fruitful, multiply, and rape the planet — it’s yours. That’s our job: drilling, mining and stripping. Sweaters are the anti-Biblical view. Big gas-guzzling cars with phones and CD players and wet bars — that’s the Biblical view.”

            Conservative spokesperson and author, Ann Coulter


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