14 Comments on “Adirondack 3.0 Panel Discussion video”

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  1. Pete Klein says:

    Don’t have the time to listen to what I’ve heard before.

  2. Mark Wilson says:

    This is brilliant. Sorry I was unable to attend.This discussion really ought to go on the road (and not just online) over the course of the winter months. Taking this discussion directly to the Adk communities in public forums would go a long way to dispelling the feelings of futility that seem so prevalent these days. It would also serve to raise the sense of shared purpose that seems to be missing from our communities and across the region.

  3. Mark Wilson says:

    One other thought. “Adirondacks 3.0” sounds so IBM. Any thoughts to giving it a more Apple-ish name? How about “Adirondacks: Panther”

  4. Dave says:

    Kate Fish came from Monsanto? Ouch.

    Glad to see though that right from the start she attempts to dispel the “gloom and doom”, which so much of this conversation has been based on, and which, to date, we’ve seen no concrete evidence to support.

  5. Dave says:

    Was the other session recorded?

  6. Dale says:

    The Newcomb VIC panel discussion was not recorded by NCPR. Someone else may have.

    Dale, NCPR

  7. Paul says:

    “Kate Fish came from Monsanto? Ouch.”

    Dave, what did you mean by this comment?

  8. Dave says:

    If you are not familiar with Monsanto – and I hate to admit that I wasn’t until recently – there are few mega-corporations whose business practices would make me (and I think most people if they knew about them) cringe more. Specifically, they have a reputation as being ruthless toward small, family, local, or grassroots farmers.

    A good primer: http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2008/05/monsanto200805

    Since the young farmer’s movement was mentioned in this panel discussion, as was the idea of being more locally sustainable… the contrast stuck me.

    Just an interesting footnote, nothing larger was implied.

  9. knuckleheadedliberal says:

    Two hour video!!!! Between my commie meetings and my pinko meetings there is NO WAY I could ever find the time to watch this.

  10. knuckleheadedliberal says:

    And I forgot about my Knee-jerk meeting on Tuesday and my Bleeding-heart meeting on Wednesday. But it is really great that you are providing a way for everyone around the Park to participate in some small way at their own convenience and to be aware of the current issues being discussed since it is impossible for many who would want to attend to do so.

  11. JF Sullivan says:

    I heard some interesting sugestions by this gathering of elitists such as:diverting the state forest money from the towns and counties to the APA ,creating a new source of revenue(taxes),making the APA the regional government(one stop shoping),allowing some towns to disappear,return to burning wood in a bigger more expensive scale,taking direction from a more intelligent source and performing more volunteer work. It is no wonder the young people are leaving the Adirondacks.

  12. Paul says:


    Thanks. I am very familiar with Monsanto it was your comment that I didn’t get.

    I still don’t.

  13. Dave says:

    That somehow doesn’t surprise me, Paul.

  14. Mark, Saranac Lake says:

    JF Sullivan: I attended this panel discussion and what you imply with your comment couldn’t be further from reality. Perhaps you are just being very tongue in cheek…or perhaps you really came away from the panel discussion with that impression; hard to tell with that very weird comment. There were some interesting thoughts tossed out in the couple hours of discussion (and I can understand the hesitancy to listen to a two hour youtube of this – it worked better in person) Mark Wilson makes a good point – this is worthy of more discussion throughout the Park. So far, it is only two discussions…who is willing to take it from here?

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