Engineering grad, former Naval officer, , career auto industry engineer,semi retired, car enthusiast
A law that requires 30% of Maine's energy come from renewable resources , but caps the generating facilities to 100 megawatts sounds illogical to me. Of course wind energy does not have a 100 megawatt limit. (Angus King anybody?). Maine's people and business deserve the lowest possible energy costs. Any measure that tries to lower industrial energy from it's current 34% above the National average has merit.
Ronald, I am sooooooo sorry. He did say "more guns, more violence, no coincidence. In that editorial he had a lot of opinions and very little documentation of facts. I would say some of his facts were tangled. In this editorial he looked at questionable studies and I did say some of the points made in this editorial are valid. I am not sure what point you are trying to make, but YES the missionaries did teach me readin, ritin and rithmatic well enough that I happen to be an engineering school graduate and a former Naval officer.
Mr Rhoades should take some of his own advice. His editorial about a month ago stating that more guns equals more crime had no merit in fact. FBI statistics have shown that violent gun crime has come down as gun ownership has increased over the last 20 years. Obviously one cannot believe everything they read on the web, but hopefully FBI statistics are based on fact. I believe some of the points made in this article are valid and I agree "There probably is no certain statistic for how many times guns are used defensively, either by men or women" , but if the bad guys are breaking into your house in the middle of the night would you rather cower under the bed or defend yourself and family with a weapon?