Good line Bill, but we both know that is not the reason they were singled out. And, I don't believe an "investigation" is the subject. I believe it is the systematic denial of "tax-free" status, if any organization was conservative or spoke out against Obama. I know you posted in jest. Otherwise I would have to ask, are you in favor of discrimination, of any kind?
HFCS is a type of sugar called Fructose.
The problem with Fructose is that ONLY the liver can metabolize this form of sugar. The end result is that the liver stores this substance and is what causes Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD).
Table sugar is Sucrose (cane sugar, aka Domino, et al), which is metabolized by most organs in the body and thus does NOT contribute to NAFLD.
EITHER form of sugar (and starches like wheat) will spike the blood sugar, which triggers the pancreas to pump out Insulin to deal with all that sugar, and the excess insulin is then laid down in belly fat. All of this is explained in the book Wheat Belly.
Pick you poison....sugars....wheats...alcohols....bananas....orange juice... and get your diabetes pills cheaply at wal-mart, probably sooner than later.
Bryce, leading experts, such as Ruben Baler of the National Institute of Drug Abuse, have also voiced concerns about marijuana-related memory loss in young people. According to Mr. Baler, in a recent interview with USA Today, “THC hijacks and corrupts the natural process of endocannabinoids, a key family of chemicals that help guide the brain in proper maturation. These chemicals play key roles in memory formation, learning, and decision-making. One of the main contributors to worse outcomes (of marijuana use) is the age at which you start. So we are particularly worried about young people who are using the drug."
Mayor Bach’s comments are also in line with comments made by other elected officials, including Governor Hickenlooper. The Governor mentioned this concern during a speech in January to the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance. Below are some additional quotes from the Governor:
The Denver Post 9/23/12
"Repeated pot smoking does affect [adolescents'] ability to hold on to information. If that's true — and that seems to be a pretty factual basis — what kind of leaders are we if we tell them that that's okay?"
The Calgary Sun 3/28/13 (during speech while in Canada to discuss the Keystone XL Pipeline)
“When it comes to modern, ‘high octane’ pot, some scientists believe it impairs long term memory when consumed exclusively by younger teens. Your memory’s such a huge part of your existence, so we have to make sure we regulate it very tightly and keep it out of the hands of kids.”
Stephen, exactly so.
De-regulation is a dangerous concept for any industry, especially transportation, in which case deregulation was a form of ignorance that failed to grasp sophisticated concepts that such services ARE a form of public utility requiring regulatory oversight to assure all of the public are well served at fair prices and without abuses. We were so much smarter in years past; the modern era of American history is turning out to be a disaster, save for a few of the hustlers on Wall Street who fleece the entire nation.
Though the CAB (and the ICC) were hidebound bureaucracies, that could've been easily fixed with new leadership and a revamp of the rules. Instead, the idiot from Harvard (Alfred Kahn) through out the baby with the bath water. The best aviation industry the world has ever seen was sacrificed on the alter of fare wars.
Low fares pleased the masses but the masses are truly ignorant of what's good for their own best personal and national interests, especially in the longer term. We've destroyed most airlines and eventually will get down to a de facto duopoly where two huge airlines achieve sufficient market dominance to allow monopolistic fare prices, at which time profitability will return to the industry so the survivors can avoid bankruptcy. We're almost there and are now seeing fares a good deal higher. I laugh at whiners, the ones who preach that everything should pay its own full cost, but scream like stuck pigs pay about today's airfares which are finally starting to cover the full cost of the service, plus that sacred free market profit factor.
Vaporous dreams of free market theorists that deregulation would give us an industry full of snazzy new start up airlines that serve even tiny towns with sparkling new planes and voluptuous cabin attendants at convenient times of the day has become an apocalyptic nightmare of what a true free market is really like.
The true bare knuckle, fight for your life, no holds barred, free market reality has arrived: bankruptcies, crashes, wage cuts, service cuts, disappearing pension funds (with taxpayers picking up the tab via the PBGC) and the humiliation of hub/spoke flying patterns that treat people like a package on FEDEX, i.e., y'all get to fly via a hub airport before we'll take you where it is you wanna go....so here's a stale bagel, now shut up, sit down, and buckle up.
The same mental midgets that love doug bruce love deregulation. Idiots.
To bad this organ grinding, wife beating fool does not keep mum on other subjects.
What downtown needs are decent places to live both high and low priced and a grocery store. Nine months out of the year a baseball stadium sits empty. I don't see how an empty stadium would make me want to go downtown on a Thursday on February.
I can't imagine why any group whose acronym stands for "Taxed Enough Already" would be investigated by the IRS.
A rail line will soon be open between Denver and DIA, which will launch a building boom along it's path. When the DC area built its Metro Subway, the transit lines helped greatly to transform the region into an economic powerhouse. Expect jobs to go to Denver metro area, not here.
It'll be the final nail in the coffin for COS Airport AND our city's economic future.
Between clownish evangelicals, the idiotic TABOR, and our moron in Congress, our city is a joke to most of the country; a laughing stock of a city in a job-poor nation. Except for economic bottom fishers with low-wage jobs for a dumbed-down tea-party population, no reputable firm will consider moving here.
I knew Sam. I first heard his voice on the radio in my home state. I remember moving to Colorado and hearing him on the radio there. It was like hearing a piece of home again. I called the station and asked if he was Sam Stock from Indiana, we spoke for a bit and later became good friends. He was one of my first friends in CO.
We went out once your twice years later. He was very sweet and kind but something was definitely not right. Years later he called me to applogize as part of his 12 step program. He admitted that he had drug and alcohol problems and that he needed to reach out to people and confess as part of his recovery. He was messed up, but was always kind to me and very apologetic when he called. I told him not to worry about it, that I never felt anything but friendship for him, even with his strange behavior. I told him good luck with his sobriety and wished him well. I left the state about a year later. I went to look him up on FB and found this all these years later. Its so sad. He had great potential. I cant believe he died almost a year to the day he called me. R.I.P. Sam. No matter what these women said here, you were a decent person - just a little lost. You are missed.
Airline deregulation, signed into law by Jimmy Carter in 1978, began the impact on dozens if not hundreds of small regional airports that culminates in what we see today at COS airport. The act removed government over fares, routes, and market entry of new airlines from commercial aviation and phased out the Civil Aviation Bureau's regulation powers. The CAB had created a bottleneck of bureaucracy that stood in the way of innovation and service. Deregulation created a free-market environment for air service which delighted all, well, free-marketers and their airlines, increasing competition but eventually eroding service to less-profitable routes and cities. Like ours. Precisely because we did not deregulate phone service and other utilities in the same manor, considering them to be essential life services, people living in rural areas have access to those services. In the case of air service, free-market capitalists got what they wanted, the airlines got what they wanted, and the flying public gets what's left. In our case: bupkis. Coffee and newspapers from the mayor do not constitute the needed economic incentives to both sides of air commerce. They constitute amateur hour.
Let's not forget Councilwoman Martin that you were part of these decisions with the previous City Manager form of government, for it was the City Manager that did the hiring and offered the pension packages that we see today! It also was you and your former Council members that AGREED with the City Managers and approved their policies, SO WHO IS TO BLAME when these packages come to light and these people leave??
"The interstate is like right there."
Truly sad to see. Not only has the all pervasive and decidedly juvenile inappropriate use of the word "like" defiled our dialogue, it seems to now have reared its ugly head in the printed word.
Hey Tony, can you try just a little harder.
Aimee Cox is smart, energetic, and efficient...good choice for our city I would say.
America the corporation, not so beautiful... and we have developers running the city now, greaaaaat!
Let me guess little Rodnie, I bet you voted for little Richie Skorman.
Ranger Dick: I know, as the fair-minded (cough) person that you are, you will join me in condemning the IRS for the criminal practice of discriminating against one group in favor of another.
You do realize there will be a conservative senate and president again (very likely in 2014 and 2016 respectively). Isn't it likely that liberals would like to be treated fairly when the shoe is on the other foot?
If ya can't beat 'em, buy 'em off, right Stevie?
I didn't like this film nearly as much as the first. It was formulated to provide continuous action and any of the character interaction that makes ST special was just incidental during heavy action where it garnered no laughs at all from the early-bird viewers I was with. "Star Trek Into Darkness" was designed to appeal to a mass audience, the lowest common denominator. From my perspective, that was a huge mistake for the future of Star Trek, but not for Abrams wallet.
I really enjoyed the first film because it did a great job at being a classic Star Trek reboot, bringing back the characters, their quirks, and their interrelationships which was a significant and important part of the original series.
This is a Star Trek that apparently needs explosions every ten minutes to keep the audience interested, most of whom are not Trekkers. Hot blonds and Kirk having threesomes and endless "booms, bangs, and pows!" is the equation for getting teen males in the seats and having the ridiculous love story between "NuSpock" and "NuUhura" gets the teen girls in the seats. Having Kirk act like a whiny emo kid keeps all of them in the seats because now they can identify with him. "Parents suck! LOL!"
This is a predictable formula action film with predictable formula dialog utilizing characters and even plot lines that someone else created mixed in with some great special effects. This is 180 degrees from what Roddenberry created: daring ideas, imaginative concepts and innovative characters and dialog with lackluster special effects, the best that they could do. CGI has allowed bubblegum where once intelligent plots were required.
The Broadmoor has been applying massive amounts of grease for the last six months to make sure its plan to screw the neighbors goes thru without a hitch. Why do you think Anschutz' minions spent a small fortune to elect Keith King to Council? Citizens ought to ask little Stevie Bach why he doesn't have an opinion and yet thinks that "This is going to be a very thorough process?" What a weasel.
"As with tobacco in the mid-20th century, it may take a while for one side to "win" in the arena of public opinion."
But by then, the deed will have been done and we might find that they've permanently contaminated ground water over huge areas. When there's this much money involved, I trust no one, especially not the oil and natural gas industry.
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