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Nov 6, 2013 whytheharumph? commented on The Outside Artist.
You did a wonderful job on this bio Ms. Graves.

I'm looking at some of the questions Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi asked other creative people in his book, Flow. Whether conscious of it or not, I felt I have a bit better grasp on what Creativity really means.
Jan 16, 2013 whytheharumph? commented on Stop the Coal Trains.
I want to give Gregrose karma points, you win.

Alternatives for china include mining and burning far worse locally mined(in china) coal. worse working conditions as well. Powder River Basin has high safety standards. I've seen such a drop in new employees at these mines, along with more regulations, that it is obvious the industry is shrinking. Hopefully with these discussions, coal industry can invest in making the current coalbeds last twice as long as they proudly proclaim. That means alternative energy needs to be rooted in the same land that this coal is coming from, and coal can gradually find its way off the top of the pile.
Jan 15, 2013 whytheharumph? commented on Stop the Coal Trains.
Oh, yeah, she's raised you right, your Auntie Grizelda,
You only know the things she wants you to know.

I know she's having a fit,
She doesn't like me a bit,
No bird of grace ever lit on Auntie Grizelda.

Jan 11, 2013 whytheharumph? answered a bunch of weird questions about himself or herself.
Jan 11, 2013 whytheharumph? commented on Stop the Coal Trains.
Thanks Mister G...

Articles like this without proper compromise or will to listen to any other point of view are frustrating.
Jan 10, 2013 whytheharumph? commented on Stop the Coal Trains.

funny name, You assume they aren't mining this off their own land? The states dig, and mine, Washington does not. Is that not fair? Larger cities get to use the offspring that coal produces(your galoshes and raincoats). Communication is key here...maybe a 30/40/50 year plan?

Seattle likes to bitch about traffic. STOP DRIVING.
Jan 10, 2013 whytheharumph? commented on Stop the Coal Trains.
1. Spell Gillette correctly Seatle. It hurts the ego a bit right?
2. This smells like Frasier Crane's toilet backed up because he ate at that new vegan place. SHIT STINKS. a.k.a you can't have your cake and eat it too. Stopping trains that connect to the most efficient places, strangles the hope for better country wide transportation.
3. Stopping coal trains hurts another part of this country, a cleaner part of this country. For example: http://www.homes.com/listing/174577061/4…

you stop coal trains, my hometown becomes a ghost town.

Dec 21, 2012 whytheharumph? commented on Last Thursday's Coal Terminal Hearing: Pictures and Words.
Does no one realize that this 'stop coal' movement reduces employment in numerous states and reduces tax dollars for our country; In these images about every sign, balloon, backpack, shoe, marker, sticker, paint...was made in conjunction with coal fueled power plants and manufacturing. The Northwest doesn't seem to very accepting/understanding of finding win win situations.
Nov 7, 2012 whytheharumph? commented on HOLY POT-SMOKIN’ SHIT!.
I'm sort of frightened that pot smokers could now receive DUI's, is there a chance the legal in-body limit will change?

How does one go on a road trip after (Dec. 6th) and not be fearful of a DUI? I mean, doesn't everybody bring a little for the road?
Nov 5, 2012 whytheharumph? commented on Runaway Train.
I know I'm coming in late on this article, but it's the first 'coal' article that comes up on slog search..
Coal has been the number one source of energy in the states for quite some time and it seems that since it is DECLINING in popularity that a resourceful company would look for someone else to buy their product..hello China.
Since the production is waning and small mining towns suffer job loss and cannot immediately harness some other PRIMARY energy resource, why do Seattle-ites need to bitch about traffic? Any person who drives in downtown Seattle does not have immediate rights over any other form of transportation, or their right to travel.You want to know how to fix traffic? Stop driving. Coal employs hard working people, who care both about their environment and health. ANYONE who has ever been to Wyoming knows, they care about their land. Coal dust from cars is NOT a REAL issue. How long has coal been transported and how many cases of disease/death/infection has it contributed to? Coal came out of the earth, and won't harm anybody..until it is burned. Powder River Basin coal is the 'safest/cleanest burning' in the world. I put quotes because we all know its just less harmful. Isn't there a company around here launching BIGGER airplanes expelling LARGE amounts of emissions high in the atmosphere? DAILY?!
Coal needs to be replaced, but it takes time and common sense. Let them pass for 20-30 years and watch a dying industry maintain as much as it can rather than regulating an entire state's industry to death.