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Re: “The Gazette chews up two more papers

The Gazette still has 40,000 readers?

I'm shocked!

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Posted by billd on 09/18/2016 at 6:48 PM

Re: “New operator of local for-profit college tries — and fails — to rebrand

So at CTU, only 16% graduate and the average student sinks with $35K of debt.

Makes perfect sense. Ain't capitalism great?

Posted by billd on 08/24/2016 at 3:29 PM

Re: “Low-cost tiny homes could help alleviate the housing shortage

A low cost tiny home still needs a high cost developed lot with electric, gas, water, and sewer taps. That makes the whole unit still too expensive.

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Posted by billd on 08/20/2016 at 11:41 AM

Re: “If voters approve, could ColoradoCare really pay for itself? It's complicated

Two points:

1. Although it's noble to provide healthcare for all, I don't think just one state could do that. Consider how many sick people from other states would move here if Colorado unilaterally provided health care. To make it work it would have to be done at the National level, i.e. Medicare for all.

2. It does nothing to attack the high cost of health care. To do that we would need to increase the supply of doctors, e.g. make medical school tuition free for qualified students. That won't happen at the state level.

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Posted by billd on 08/20/2016 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Muddy waters?

If the city wants to conserve water, follow Las Vegas and pay homeowners to remove sod.

http://www.snwa.com/rebates/wsl.html

They pay homeowners $2 per square foot to remove sod and replace it with desert landscaping. Bluegrass is fine for Kentucky, here, not so much.

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Posted by billd on 11/26/2015 at 3:04 PM

Re: “Lamborn won't debate, sheriff term limits go to ballot, UCCS keeps expanding, and more

News opportunity for the Independent:

So the local rag, "Gazette" has now gotten greedy. If you don't pay them you cannot read more than just a few articles per month.

The Independent ought to step up its coverage of just local news.

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Posted by billd on 09/15/2014 at 4:25 AM

Re: “The Divine Economy

Religion: The ultimate refuge of the powerless. If you cannot change your own life, it must be that some greater force controls the world.

Posted by billd on 04/24/2011 at 10:15 AM

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