And I'm in therapy thank you but I stand by my words. I don't think you understand how hurtful your words are. I don't think you really have a place in telling me how I should think or feel or "be thankful". You did not walk in my shoes. I'm completely aware of the truth that Pritchard was fucked up. But I've learned to find the silver lining in everything. That's all I'm saying. I have the right to voice my own opinion and I have better insight than the average. I don't know of Pritchard ever loved me. But I will always hold onto the love I have for him. I choose to
Thanks for your compassion.
Renee, No incidents of ground water contamination? Really? Go to http://cogcc.state.co.us/. Click on database from the menu on the right side. A menu pops up and you will want to choose the Inspection/Incident link one up from the bottom. A menu pops up but all you have to do is pick spills/releases at the very top and then change limit searches from 10 to 100. I haven't checked in a bit so I'll look real quick too. There have been 100 spills/releases since 10/1/13. It appears that there have been 10 groundwater contaminations and 16 resulting in surface water being contaminated. This is per the industries reporting. Most of these spills are 'historic' meaning that they are leaks discovered by workers usually coming from a tank battery. There is no way to know how long oil has been leaking or how much impact it has had. The impacted soil is either back filled or taken to a local dump, untreated. Does this seem environmentally sound to you?
I have lust in my heart for Glenda the Good Witch. Gimme some boner pills NOW.
Is Rosebush the FOTF genius who did the 3-week miracle cure of "Rev" Ted when that scandal broke? How did that work out for those frauds?
Does anyone else find it ironic that a bunch of people that advocate freedom of religion/expression want someone removed from their position based on their religious beliefs?
Cheryl, you and GuruDori ARE saying the same thing, and I agree with you both.
Maybe your comment was aimed at Misty, who doesn't get that we have freedom FROM religion if desired, and I damned right well desire that at all times.
This is awesome! So much of the prohibitionist rhetoric is centered around "protecting" our children. When the public sees the compassionate use of marijuana in children and associates it with a better quality of life for children who need it, we may start to realize our draconian pot policy is actually harming our children, and to protect them, we need to legalize this plant and realize the full potential of its benefit to humanity.
hahahahaha! Is this going to be an episode of "Stupid Criminals?" He posted his crime in a news paper!! hahahahaha!
Gurudori: --- This is America, the LAND OF THE FREE. Our military fight for our freedoms. And contrary to what you say, our Constitution guarantees, not only "freedom OF religion" but also "freedom FROM religion." No one in this country should be FORCED to join or practice ANY religion let alone the particular one being preached by those such as yourself. Furthermore, there are Amendments that give us SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE. For those who DON'T understand, the "State" means GOVERNMENT agencies and employees. Church means a religious organization that gets TAX EXEMPT status for being a church/charity, etc. Working for the government is NOT A CHURCH and as much as Republican politicians try to win elections based on their flavor of religion they are selling in order to BUY UNDESERVED VOTES based on lies, it is in VIOLATION of our rights. You can live your religion at home, get together with your religious friends, go to church with your fellow religious congregation, raise your kids in your own religious beliefs until they are of legal age, etc., but it is NOT appropriate OR LEGAL to be "selling" your religion in a place where OUR TAX DOLLARS ARE BEING POURED INTO. You people bluster and fuss about tax payer dollars going for women's reproductive services. Well, it's the same thing here. Our tax $$$$ going to you people selling religion to our military .... and worse yet, FORCING it on them because they are in a position of HAVING to obey the orders of their superior officers. YOU are dead WRONG.
People join our Armed Services to proudly serve OUR COUNTRY. America, the land of the FREE. They are NOT joining a CHURCH. They will do that on their own time IF they choose. This country has waged wars against other countries who fight wars in the name of religion. YET, what is our own military doing? The same thing within itself.
The ACA was created out of a need to regulate the insurance market, reign in some high healthcare costs, and expand coverage where possible. It does not create a single payer system (unfortunate in my opinion), but it was created on a notion (a Republican one at that), that healthcare is a personal responsibility, and based on your income, you will be expected to pay a certain percentage of your healthcare costs.
The ACA was designed so that if you do not have access to affordable insurance through your employer (established as 9.5% of your income), then you will have access to the plans available in the Marketplace. In this case, you will receive subsidies up to a certain percentage of the federal poverty line (I believe that a family of four making a little over 90,000 will still qualify for a subsidy.) However, if affordable coverage is not available to you, you can be exempt from the personal responsibility requirement (this means that if you have to spend more than 8% of your income on your premiums, you can seek an exemption.)
Having said this, I agree with you that the plans on the marketplaces are expensive and have high deductibles and out of pocket costs. Those making up to 250% of the FPL may be eligible for Cost Sharing Reductions, which are meant to help reduce such costs. In addition, insurance companies are not allowed to spend less than 80% of their revenues on claims reimbursements. And if they do so, they are required to send their policy holders a rebate. Still, many policies are still expensive because yes the ACA has set a very comprehensive essential benefits package which insurers must cover. However, the idea is that with time, with enough healthy individuals buying into the coverage pool, prices will lower and stabilize. That is why the individual mandate is an essential piece of the ACA. However, in my opinion, to truly bring costs down and make comprehensive and quality coverage available and affordable for all, one of two things needs to happen: 1. A public option should be introduced or 2. health insurance companies should not be allowed to operate for profit.
I think that a discussion around the value of insurance, and of quality and well regulated insurance is needed to emphasize the fact that just one ER visit can quickly help a family meet it a deductible of 5,000 (as most bronze plans have). Yes, insurance is health expensive, but so is auto and home insurance, yet we still purchase those policies because we understand their value. Now we just need to apply the same thinking to health insurance :) Let me know if you would like further resources or the sources for my info
Jason! You are adorable and I can't wait! I have never seen the movie (shocker), so I look forward to seeing this!
I heard the whole errant wind and Epstein's broken arm were all part of the stunt. I wouldn't put it past him.
I saw my father go the same way.
Nothing can prepare you for seeing the person you love the most in this world, who was so strong and so smart, reduced by dementia.
I'm so sorry for all involved. Bless you all.
And just in case it wasn't clear in this short paragraph this was from earlier in his speech regarding his 'shut up and get out of the way' quote.
At the same time, I did vote for an advisory vote. And you know what? I would still love to have a vote, you know, and let everybody come together, let the committees form on both sides of the issue and just have a big, old vote on it. But you know what? I made that argument on Aug. 20 and it got voted down. And I do believe in representative democracy — you know, I’ve sent this email out to a lot of people: Don’t expect me to, after fighting as hard as I can for something and then losing it, I’m not gonna then try and pull an end-around on the rest of the council. I have too much love and respect for my peers up here on council to then decide that, ‘Well, I’m not happy with their decision.’ You know, the hardest part of being on a council is being able to accept when you’re on the losing end of a vote, and I only see two options: You can either find a way to get behind the majority, or you can shut up and get out of the way. [Applause break]
hahahahaha! now this is a surprise!!
To Kari Kilroy,
Please don't misquote the Mayor. These were his exact words and were not aimed at YOU or the citizens of Manitou but at himself.
"All right, so, what I hear tonight is we have a majority of councilors who are ready to move forward with this. And, like I said, you can either shut up and get out of the way, or find a way to get behind it. And I feel like if we’re going to be moving forward with this than it’s time to do it right."
In fact it was members of PARMMS who yelled at citizens from the surrounding community that they shouldn't get a say if they don't live here, even though some of those speakers helped write A-64 or will be implementing the regulations and have specific knowledge of it. One of your members even wrote 'If you don't live here SHUT up" in comments on-line. That isn't exactly the welcoming family friendly tourist attitude you have said you want to promote. Living in a small town which relies heavily on its surrounding community to thrive means also listening to what those who visit here and/or work here (and pay sales taxes, parking etc....) also want.
John . F. Kennedy’s assassination happened 50 years ago and a majority of Americans do not believe The Warren Commission Report. After 50 years of denials, free the files.
“Sunny Day in Dallas” – Gerry Segal
Eyes welled-up. So very well-written, Rich. My utmost to you and your family.
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