Gary Casimir 
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Re: “Watchdogs criticize Trump's easing of ban on 'politicking from the pulpit'

I'm sure Jim Daly appreciates the easing of the Johnson Amendment as much as he appreciates the $2.3 M Focus on the Family received from the Koch Bros for their political arm. (Denver Post). So does this mean that Focus on the Family (a business) has the spiritual welfare and needs of the Koch Bros. come before the needs of their flock? Do all followers of Focus on the Family support the voter suppression laws that are advocated by the American Legislative Exchange Council (a Koch funded political group)? Does Focus on the Family support voter surpressuon through its political arm? Do you think Focus on the Family really believes in the teachings of Christ when they are a mouthpiece for the Koch Bros.? When Jim Daly advocates for a candidate or piece of legistion in the halls of government or ballot issue, is he avocating for this flock or the Koch Bros.? Will Focus on the Family allow opposition to their position (KB) to be spoken at the same time? How does a front group for the Koch Bros. qualify for tax exempt status? Questions that need to be answered.

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 05/17/2017 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Please stand by: KCMJ experiencing technical difficulties

Correction. I stand corrected that it was 28 shows vs. 43. Apologies.

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 05/10/2017 at 7:35 PM

Re: “Please stand by: KCMJ experiencing technical difficulties

It's interesting to note as of 3/31/2016 KCMJ had 43 locally produced shows. I hosted (1), produced (2), and engineered 5 of those shows. KCMJ has had a myriad of problems since i.e. on the air, off the air. Show hosts leaving.
Today there are only 4 show hosts left as of Monday 5/15/2017. This is what happens when individuals THINK they know how to run an entity but in reality do not have the skill sets to do so.

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 05/10/2017 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Downtown stadium off the table, new City for Champions project announced

Staci6: Re: your penetrating questions.
Until the time arrives that we, as a voting public, stand up and demand to ask questions of all candidates face to face and not through social media, we will continue to witness these so-called "candidate forums" for the farces they are. Screened questions delivered by media types and no follow-up is a disservice to the citizens by said media types.

Personally, I would like to see questions asked that would make the candidates and incumbents "Sweat" and a moderator that says, "You didn't answer the question" when talking points are thrown around with abandon and no justifications for their positions.

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 02/08/2017 at 9:07 PM

Re: “Lamborn sought chairmanship of veterans committee

Good thing Mr. Lamborn DIDN'T get this committee post. During Lamborn's tenure he has voted to cut the SNAP program which some of our young military families and retirees depend on. He has voted to cut Women's, Infants, and Children's funding which some of our young military families depend on. He supports Concerned Veterans of America which is an AstroTurf organization funded by the Koch Bros that wants to privatize the VA plus requiring veterans to carry their own medical insurance. He doesn't really care about our military personnel and their families.

He is funded by the oil & gas industry, real estate interests, and the military industrial complex. His legislative accomplishments are mediocre to say the least. He has had far better opponents challenging him yet refuses to have honest and open debates. He's quick with a talking point that has very little substance. He's detrimental to those who vote him in especially military families, veterans, and military retirees.

He's called the President derogatory words yet will stand next to him for a photo-op. He refused to attend a State of the Union. He is not a deep thinker. So the question is: "Why is he returned to Congress when there are much better people, Republicans, Democrats, Independent, Libertarian, etc., that the people of CO5th can send to Washington?"

Pisst! Don't tell anybody but Mr. Lamborn is a Socialist. He has his universal medical which you don't have. He has his salary for life if he retires from Congress along with his free medical which you will have neither.

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 12/28/2016 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Time to comment on cable franchise agreement

Obviously this agreement was not negotiated with the citizens in mind. Why isn't the city negotiating rates. The customers should not have to go to Comcast's customer service, which is notoriously bad, either in person or on the phone to some foreign land, where English is a third language and they read off script which makes no sense to help you solve your problem.
What other cable providers were invited to bid on this franchise agreement? Com Hem, Canal Digital, Cable Belgium, J:Com. Was it really opened up to other cable providers?
What are the current gross revenues? What are the anticipated gross revenues? How much over the next 10 years will Comcast invest in the infrastructure? Who will verify the numbers? Do we take them at their word? Will the city perform an audit? Will a independent 3rd party perform an audit and their numbers published for
all to see? Are the citizens getting the best deal?
How will this affect the Broadband expansion in the county and will Broadband be expanded in the city?
What about streaming video? Isn't that latest and greatest thing? If that's the case, why would we need Comcast?
Bottom line, technology is changing so fast, this agreement will be obsolete in 10 years or less and the city will be stuck with another diminishing revenue stream.
For once, the city should look to the future, not be an also ran, not grant the 10 year agreement, tell Comcast to take a hike, and get a company in here that will be good for the community or allow CSU into the frae.
If the city wants to get into the Cyber Security business it better have the infrastructure to support it. At what cost will Comcast supply that infrastucture and how long will it take them to complete? Is Comcast the right company to provide latest technology at a competive price?
The city has made some bad decisions in the past, i.e. Strawberry Fields , the Rosemont Reservoir to name a couple, and it"s time to stop making bad decisions.

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 12/19/2016 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Don't expect a fly-over today

Oppps! My bad. Tomcat

Posted by Gary Casimir on 12/09/2016 at 1:04 PM

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