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Bill Gates set to destroy 25,000 acres
Yep, destroy 25,000 acres (see like)... all in the name of "progress" ... to hell with the animals, plant life and all that nature has there .... yea, it kinda sounds like an environut rant, but where will it end (it wont) ... I see it all around here as developers bulldoze under thousands of acres, cut down full woods, drain marshes/swamps and wipe out wildlife populations forever, as they put in more and more developments and roadways.... I lean towards saving wildlife and its habitat, because I love nature, conservation and interacting with nature, .... I take only what I need for food, and dont wipe out thousands of acres where only humans will live .... so where is the trade off... I do understand the need to grow, the jobs produced and livelyhoods .... where does it end.??? ... this is just a rant as I'm sick of developers and the destruction they do ... .....
It will end when either it’s gone or we are
I’m sure Bill will do his best to save the wildlife.
It's ok if you fall on that side of the aisle, and it's in the name of "progress"...
yea, right ..... he could care less... its all about progress and the mighty dollar ///// and I'm a full blown conservative and still I still get sick of this crap ...
You guys ever been to Tonopah? There is a 100% chance you WILL NOT see a moose there.
Hell, you might find a few rattle snakes and Gila monsters but not much else. Bet they will relocate a few cactus, tho. No big deal about the mesquite!
The Obama initiative to cover the desert with solar panels was probably more destructive in the long run
I'd say the choice of the AZ desert is pretty damn low impact. I guess it's impossible for a guy to do anything anywhere without pissing someone off. Everyone nowadays LOVES getting pissed off.
Bill Gates isn't destroying much of anything in Tonopah, and he's funding the whole thing with his own private fortune, with a respectable and noble goal.
I think that's great. Maybe he will "make the desert bloom" and prove up a model to bring a better future for everyone. That'd sure be epic.
There is land all over one could buy to preserve wildlife, pony up!
BTW I think it’s a great location for this development. Just hope there’s enough water for his plans. Pretty darn rare in that part of the world!
Pretty hard to do any "destruction" around there. It's an old mining town that's survived off casinos and motels.
"You guys ever been to Tonopah? There is a 100% chance you WILL NOT see a moose there."
I am a Tonopah native of 60+ years. This development has been approved since around 2000. All he has done is bought into it. It comes within a half mile of my house. The area affected is already shot to hell. It will do nothing to hurt it. Tonopah used to be a farming community but in the last 20 years has turned into tweaker city.
Be thankful he's not erasing 25k acres of sweet western Washington oldgrowth, Roosevelt elk habitat, salmon watersheds, or blacktail habitat.
With all these "SMART" gadgets available I wonder how humans are doing. Footage from Mexico City after 2017 earthquake show numerous people walking around aimlessly holding their useless / silent cell phones in hand as they were not able to get guidance from their smart device due to lost connectivity. People looked as if they had no clue what to do.
Im with halibut man.... Mr. Gates just donated 100million to Alzheimer's research ....he does more for humanity around then world then anyone, which intern helps wildlife ,just in a round about way....JMO
Could be the epi-center for the NWO Big Brother is keeping an eye on you. Just sayin'...
Bill Gates probably doesn't even know he owns this land or whats happening with his real estate assets. He has land buyers and developers who work for him. They are the ones who handle the business.
I cant help but wonder where is the water coming from.
Supposedly the dry Hassayampa River has an underground aquifer comparable to the Colorado. Part of it may be located on the development. If not it is close. Then there is Central Arizona Project water and existing aquifers. Originally developers had to prove there was a hundred year water supply.
Being a bit of a smartass...When the Vikings "discovered" north america there were not asphalt streets or grocery stores. None of us have a net zero footprint.
Bill Gates is one of the greatest philanthropist of our time.
Why bring more people into that area? That area already has HUGE water issues.
I think the idea is to build a city in an inhospitable place and use technology to minimize the footprint while keeping it sustainable. It will be interesting to see if he can pull it off. Bill Gates does a lot of great things with his money. Enough so that Warren Buffett is giving almost all of his money to the Gates foundation when he passes.