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  •  Agree (6+ / 0-)

    No way can you understand the horrific impact of mountaintop removal until you see it in person.

    Somehow, photos just don't do it justice.

    It's like watching the mountainscape be tortured day by day until it looks like something completely different - forever and for every generation who may see it.

    •  One of Obama's weaknesses... (6+ / 0-)

      ... is that he's a city boy.  I don't think that landscape and natural-type issues come automatically to his thinking.  As opposed to, say, health care - which is much closer to his heart and experience.

      The river always wins. -- Mark Twain

      by Land of Enchantment on Sun Jul 05, 2009 at 07:56:26 PM PDT

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      •  Kansas, Hawaii, and Indonesia don't count? (0+ / 0-)

        I don't think that landscape and natural-type issues come automatically to his thinking.

        I think there's more to this than the clean-air fund idea that those of us born in cities know nothing about the environment.

        Pendelton State University is a college located in Rutherford, Ohio.

        by annieli on Mon Jul 06, 2009 at 04:43:22 AM PDT

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        •  I've never heard him express anything about it... (1+ / 0-)
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          ... though I suppose it could be for other reasons.  Health care?  You know his biographical connection, and understand why/how he cares about it.  He understands urban issues pretty well, which is good - most Presidents aren't great on those either.

          I have failed to notice any comparable public expression about environmental/resource issues.  I could be wrong about why that its.  But it definitely is.  In general, city folk often don't know much about where there food comes from, where their water comes from, where their power comes from, etc.  Not always, but often the case.

          The river always wins. -- Mark Twain

          by Land of Enchantment on Mon Jul 06, 2009 at 08:27:34 AM PDT

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