Orcas Climate Event Attenders Leave Signs as Trash

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End of the day last Friday around 7PM, I almost got in the car to head home and noticed some debris on the Village Green.

I personally try to stop and pick up trash on the streets of Eastsound when I can. We are a generally pretty clean community and I like to do my part. Not virtue signaling.  Just what I do.

I walked on to the Village Green and found 7 or 8 signs and posters on various flattened cardboard boxes and other media. The signs were decrying the state of our planet and the measures we should take to reverse the trend and fix the problem.

I took a picture and picked up the signs spread from table to stage. I placed the cardboard into a dumpster and them noticed another that was propped up against the Orcas Museum building.  Took a picture and disposed of that also.

I must admit I am a science denier in their eyes. Yet in my eyes they are denying science. I believe that certainly the planet climate is changing, but not at the extreme claims of the leaders in the movement. The earth’s rotation, Sun flares, spots and other such events contribute far more to the climate situation than man’s impact. Are there local environmental issues causing pollution issues? Certainly. I believe science and technology will continue to help us solve problems, expose issues and provide answers. We all need to be active in the process, but I do not think we have to end the world as we know it.

I think we all need to work towards being consistent in our approach and methods. That means cleaning up our own mess before pointing fingers at others.

Rick Boucher

Climate strikers should sacrifice personally before demanding sacrifice from others

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From the Washington Policy Center

Today is the Global Climate Strike, and it the perfect day to tell those who believe we face a climate crisis that they need to take personal responsibility rather than hoping politicians will act. Working with other free-market advocates across the country, we created myclimatepledge.org to tell strikers how they could reduce their own CO2 footprint to zero before they demanded that others do the same.

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County Parties DO Not Endorse Miller

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A July 22nd press release states that the three county Republican Parties, San Juan County Republican Party, Skagit County Republican Party and Whatcom County Republican Party involved in the 40th Legislative District of Washington State do not endorse Daniel Miller for the position of Senator.  They have, in fact ,never endorsed Daniel Miller for any elective position.

Alternatively, you are encouraged to Write In: Michael Petrish

The Press Release:

Dated: July 22nd, 2019

The San Juan County Republican Party, the Skagit County Republican Party, and the Whatcom County Republican Party  have never endorsed current LD 40 Senate Candidate Daniel Miller for any public office. Daniel Miller has been thoroughly vetted; he does not meet the criteria of the Republican Party.



Lynda Gerpheide, San Juan County Republican Party Chair

Bill Burch, Skagit County Republican Party Chair

Kathy Kershner, Whatcom County Republican Party Chair