"we don't hear about them, and most times the EPA doesn't either"
Then how do YOU know when/where they occur, happyfew?
"The reason for public health laws in the early 20th century" Yes, over 100 years ago there was a dire need for improved medical services, and better access to them, but in contemporary society, we have options unheard of then.
Clara, you sound like a staunch advocate of the ACA, please tell us why it's such a boon to the citizenry, and explain its numerous exemptions, the botched roll-out and millions of subsequent policy cancellations.
all I can say is HELL YA!!!!! its about time a REAL LEADER STEPPED UP!!!!!!
You can bet the county types will be tripping over the hems of their prairie dresses to get out and protest this blatant act of liberalism !
Leave Tim Leigh alone he has done nothing wrong he's a legend look at that mug how can we be mad at him.
Thank you so much for recording this and sharing it! I was floored and so proud of the Mayor for his speech especially after hearing all of the scared, angry, rude and repetitive dissent from the anti contingent. I am thankful to him for being willing to speak his mind and in such an honest fashion. If you would like to hear most of the testimony you can watch it here. Unfortunately the videographer had to leave before council got to speak but it will give you and idea of what they had to listen to.
Funny...cause they tried to blame a series of fires not too long ago on an Air Force cop. Wonder if she's the one who did those too.
I applaud Marc Snyder for his astute declaration of supporting his constituency.....Finally representation for taxation!!!
J5!!! Winter on the Rocks @ Red Rocks!!!
What an absolutely amazing speech! Every time I think, "That is the best line ever," along comes an even better one. Thank you to Snyder for prizing logic and fair political representation above all else.
I also really enjoyed Bryce Crawford's writing -- there was a lot of humor brought to what could have been a very cut-and-dry piece. Thanks for the story!
Gen Johnson, you've got a problem here. The Prep School is not a success story. There has got to be a more efficient way of meeting diversity quotas at USAFA than paying $12.6 million per year for students with a 50% washout rate. Are USAFA athletics really worth cashing in the integrity of the Air Force Academy by maintaining an admissions backdoor for recruited athletes who have almost no chance of graduating? If the data in this story is accurate, Academy leaders have been practicing willful negligence with the human and financial resources American taxpayers have trusted them with. It is time to clean house.
I am the same boat in Napa.
400 registered voters were asked what they thought of the CoC proposal. Most had only a vague idea of CoC and only liked the idea when the pollster led them to believe it would be funded by "free" money. I assume the intent of this poll is to persuade Denver that COS citizens are enthusiastic supporters, but it does the opposite.
Now that we know the Sky Sox will not move downtown, the stadium proposal is being revamped to hold 200 events annually. Does COS really need a sports/events facility to attract tourists, especially one that will be competing with the World Arena, located 4.5 miles south of downtown. Per the Arena's website, its seating capacity is 9000 for concerts and 8100 for sports, compared to 10K seating for the new stadium. Looking at the Arena's event calendar for Nov thru Mar 2014, there are 15 days of college hockey and 3 days of other events. This totals 18 days usage during a 4-1/2 month period. Now that the Sky Sox will not be playing 60 home games in the new stadium, the CoC promoters expectations of holding 200 events in the new stadium appears wildly optimistic. In fact, it appears impossible.
As for revitalization plans, I bet the citizens of Manitou, shunned by tourists the last 2 summers, would rather have "free" money spent on wildfire/flood abatement than on a stadium. And since COS taxpayers will be paying the lions share of cost to build the stadium etal, the mayor should have gone to the citizens months ago and found out what form of revitalization we want. At this late date, it appears that our civic leaders are trying to put one over on a too trusting populace.
Not sure how Andy Tirado got in this blurb - he's great, but not part of this event.
we don't need no stinking public input, says the fat cat developer buddies of mayor botch.
these guys are unbelievable!
fracking is far from having a "strong environmental track record". there are spills at fracking sites every week. we don't hear about them, and most times the EPA doesn't either. they proclaim that ground water contamination has not "been proven" to be from their activities. this is not the same as saying they have not caused ground water contamination. if fracking is already subject to "rigorous standards and regulations" what are they afraid of? darth vadar cheney put in energy laws protecting these polluters from coming clean and they are fighting hard to keep these protections in place so they can continue to pollute and not be held accountable.
Or just try the Plug Share app.
Who is this press release from anyway? The app in question is national, not local.
Thinker, most Canadians I know are well aware of what health care costs. After all, they write checks for taxes. However, unlike many Americans' self-indulgent "everyone for himself," they realize that the old Revolutionary War saying, "If we don't hang together, we'll all hang separately," still holds true. The reason for public health laws in the early 20th century was a growing realization that the disease or illness of my neighbor can land me in the grave if there are no precautions. That kind of enlightened self-interest is a big part of what Canadians are acting on. Any society is safer when we make sure everyone has accessible health care.
"We Canadians want our people to be healthy and strong and smart. We have no problems with our taxes paying for that. We can go to any doctor that we want to and it doesn't cost us a dime"
Wow, Ms. Hill, I didn't realize that Canada is such a utopian society that health care is absolutely free!
Since you seem to believe that it magically appears with no funding, please relocate there and enjoy that benefit, and all the complimentary back bacon and Molson you can digest.
I'm embarrassed as well; that a citizen of this country would buy into such nonsense, and then come here to describe the exchange.
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