Reader Dave wrote:

If it is not an appropriate land use for the area, then give us the facts to support that position. If it is, then provide facts showing that. Your arguments just sound bigoted when you put in innuendos and stereotypes about siphoning taxpayer money and mercenaries. Have you watched too many Hollywood mercenary movies? If it was an agricultural project with farmworker housing that you didn’t like, then would you give us innuendos and stereotypes about Hispanics in the community?

Dave wants more facts about the project. My comments were not intended to review the EIR of the Blackwater West project, but if you are interested, please see this list of comments on the EIR “Notice of


Many other people submitted comments. I understand the file is about 12″


Yes, I consider Blackwater to fall into that set of companies known as “war profiteers.” They siphon money from the tax payer that is commonly recognized as “legalized theft.” I suggest you watch “Iraq for Sale” to get an understanding of this problem. Secondly, armed civilians for hire = mercenaries, and that is what much of Blackwater represents.

They currently have a $1,000 reward for new mercenary soldiers that will sign up to join their ranks.

Watch “Iraq for Sale” here.


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