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Re: “Concerned Parents Press On Against Verizon Tower

The unscientific/conspiracy theorist mindset is getting out of control. Now the Source Weekly, under this author Laurel Brauns, is presenting/defending this point of view. These "concerned parents" are the same overly emotional, insensible people who believe the Earth is flat, vaccines cause autism, and now that cell phone towers cause cancer.

The American Cancer Society, along with a plethora of scientific papers, have demonstrated the safety of cell towers: ( As a person who earned a degree in physics, I can say that the Sun's UV light does far more skin damage than cell towers could ever possibly inflict. This article does not present the scientific voice on the issue; it presents the view point of scientifically uneducated soccer moms and their irrational paranoia regarding cell phone towers.

Would these parents ever dare tell a surgeon how to perform heart surgery? No, they would immediately understand their ignorance regarding open-heart surgery. Yet, when it comes to electromagnetic physics, biological physics, and electrical engineering, these "concerned parents" somehow feel justified to voice their uneducated opinion on the issue. The Source, this author, Bend, and the U.S. for that matter, all need to carefully analyse whether they support objective, scientific information or emotional, lazy, and insensible frames of mind.

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Posted by Dr. Ganglia on 11/18/2019 at 10:58 PM

Re: “Concerned Parents Press On Against Verizon Tower

I certainly understand the parents concerns about the cell tower but I think they would be the first to complain that during an emergency they won't be able to contact school officials! I think we all know what emergencies we are talking about in todays terms. As far as the physical harm that cell towers and cell phones present maybe they should not have cell phone "period"! And hopefully not their children having cell phones. Unfortunately, we can't have it both ways!

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Posted by Harry VanderVelde on 11/18/2019 at 8:32 AM

Re: “A Climate Action Plan Moves Forward

If Bend wants "clean power", it should support nuclear energy. The false alarmist fears about natural gas and oil being 'dirty' energy is a farce. Solar and wind will NOT become major suppliers of energy, because of the real science involved. They simply are NOT capable of 24/7 full power operation. Also, the lie about CO2 remaining in the atmosphere for several hundred years is outrageous. Of 37 major studies, of residence time, the UNIPCC picks the only one with more than 25 years. The average of the other 36 studies indicate under 10 years.
This is simply the largest scientific fraud ever. CO2 does NOT control climate. During an extended ice age 440 million years ago, the CO2 levels were 11-12 times higher than now, and when the Earth entered the very last ice age, the temperatures plummeted, but the CO2 levels remained at their highest levels for several thousand years.
These two simple facts prove that CO2 is NOT that giant, magical global temperature control knob the 'chicken little alarmists' want us sheeple to believe and buy into, so they can control and tax every aspect of our lives.

Posted by Allen Rogers on 11/15/2019 at 2:58 PM

Re: “A Climate Action Plan Moves Forward

Great efforts. And 300 years down the road the world will thank us. Yet the reality is that climate reform isn’t the fastest way to results. Atmospheric CO2 never comes down by working on emissions and the IPCC knows this. The minimum residence time is at least over 300 years now. This means we have to wait more than 300 years for a change in emissions to take effect. Planting native trees and shrubs starts consuming CO2 within 6 months. We can easily plant 100 billion trees in the USA. Oregon needs to set aside state land so families can plant 2 trees per person per year. In ten years we will increase consumption of CO2 by 10 billion tons per year. Seems a little easier than creating a new city. But then again, lots of financial interests are banking on reform.

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Posted by Kelly Yzaguirre on 11/15/2019 at 8:42 AM

Re: “A Climate Action Plan Moves Forward

We must change our behavior. We must change our policies.

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Posted by Rondo on 11/15/2019 at 8:36 AM

Re: “A Climate Action Plan Moves Forward

It is a very heartening article to read during these less-than heartening times.

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Posted by pnwhofjo on 11/15/2019 at 8:35 AM

Re: “A Climate Action Plan Moves Forward

I hope the council steps up and approves the plan. We need to show leadership and take responsibility for our community, especially when we can't count on that coming from elsewhere.

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Posted by Barbara Rich on 11/15/2019 at 8:34 AM

Re: “Sex, Lies & Snapchat

Where can I buy her book ?

Posted by Sheila Celene Woehlert on 11/14/2019 at 6:33 AM

Re: “A Climate Action Plan Moves Forward

Love that Bend is putting effort into combating climate change. Thanks for reporting.

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Posted by Ben Sherrett Temple on 11/13/2019 at 9:20 PM

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